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Sport Spring Training notebook: Aaron Judge gets a refresher on tampering
Author: 0 Spring Training notebook: Aaron Judge gets a refresher on tampering

Judge added: " He just kind of laughed it off ". Judge and Machado spoke before their teams played a spring exhibition Wednesday. "I reached out to Aaron to make sure he got the full perspective, obviously clearly from Baltimore's perspective as well", Cashman said, according to the NY Post .

Sport Messi will never leave Barcelona, claims Conte
Author: 0 Messi will never leave Barcelona, claims Conte

We were a bit unlucky over the two legs and we showed we can play in both ways. Marcos Alonso's free kick in the first half went nearly in and Antonio Rudiger's second-half header hit the crossbars, ensuring Chelsea had nothing to show for their efforts.

Sport Raiders make RB Doug Martin signing official
Author: 0 Raiders make RB Doug Martin signing official

The last time we saw flashes of the great version of Doug Martin? Even when the Raiders agreed to terms with Doug Martin, a former Pro Bowl running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , NFL Network's MIchael Silver and The Athletic's Vic Tafur said the Raiders plan to keep Lynch even after the Martin signing.

Sport Statement on The Passing of Pelicans Owner Tom Benson
Author: 0 Statement on The Passing of Pelicans Owner Tom Benson

The team posted their first winning record in 1987 and made the playoffs that year. Billionaire businessman Tom Benson - who owned the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans - has died, his family has confirmed. Benson bought the Saints for $70 million in 1985-a time when locals feared the team was on the verge of moving to Phoenix or Jacksonville. Offensive lineman Zach Strief, who just retired from the game this week, said Tom Benson was always willing to listen to his players about ways ...

Sport Hughes appointed Southampton coach until end of season
Author: 0 Hughes appointed Southampton coach until end of season

Hughes has taken charge of almost 450 top-flight matches in his managerial career, with spells at at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and, most recently, Stoke City under his belt. The coaching team are due to take training for the first time on Thursday. A club statement said: "The club is confident that this appointment will allow the complete focus of the manager, players and staff to be on the remaining games of this season".

Sport Man who killed Riders' Joe McKnight sentenced to 30 years in prison
Author: 0 Man who killed Riders' Joe McKnight sentenced to 30 years in prison

Ronald Gasser is charged with manslaughter after killing McKnight in a road rage shooting style death. "To you it might have seemed like an insignificant life to take, but it wasn't", the grieving mother told Gasser. McKnight's mother, Jennifer , and Michelle Quick , mother of McKnight's 9-year-old son Jayden, both delivered powerful emotional impact victim statements during the trial.

Sport Julius Peppers Re-Signing with Panthers
Author: 0 Julius Peppers Re-Signing with Panthers

Team officials weren't sure about Peppers' plans until recently when he indicated he meant to play another year. The Carolina Panthers have re-signed the veteran defensive end to a one-year contract. Peppers left the door open for a return after the season with several teammates and head coach Ron Rivera saying they wanted him back. Peppers, a North Carolina native who played collegiately at UNC, spent his first eight National Football League seasons with the Panthers.

Author: 0 I've Got Players - Mauricio Pochettino Confident of Covering Harry Kane Absence

The Argentine manager though feels that he has a number of players in the form of Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son and Fernando Llorente to fill in the role in the absence of Kane. Fears that the England global may miss the remainder of the campaign have since been allayed , though, as the return of scan results confirmed minor ligament damage in his right ankle, likely ruling him out for just over a month.

Sport West Ham vow to give life bans to pitch invaders
Author: 0 West Ham vow to give life bans to pitch invaders

Stewards struggled to stop pitch invasions and break up physical altercations on Saturday, while the quality of the stewarding at the London Stadium has always been a cause for concern. And with this Premier League season's relegation battle one of the closest in history, they are still in real danger of going down. West Ham United defender Patrice Evra believes the Hammers were the "perfect" team for him to join, as he hopes to help bring in a new generation.

Sport Browns trade Jason McCourty, reuniting him with brother in New England
Author: 0 Browns trade Jason McCourty, reuniting him with brother in New England

He proceeded to play in 15 regular-season games during his rookie campaign, finishing with 23 total tackles and one forced fumble. (For comparison, Stephon Gilmore got an 89.4 grade, and Malcolm Butler got a 79.2 grade.) He has 16 interceptions and 86 passes defensed in 122 career games, and he's yet to play in a postseason game.

Sport At the buzzer, Loyola upsets Miami in 64-62 thriller
Author: 0 At the buzzer, Loyola upsets Miami in 64-62 thriller

She's held that post for more than two decades and, sitting courtside in her wheelchair, got hugs from the Ramblers when it was over. "We're not looking at it like, 'Oh, we are here now, and that's the end of the road for us.' We want to do what we can do to go in here and get wins".

Sport Veteran center Mike Pouncey, Dolphins set to part ways
Author: 0 Veteran center Mike Pouncey, Dolphins set to part ways

This city gave me an opportunity to play in the NFL. The 49ers signed center Weston Richburg in free agency this week. "At the end of the day I'm a Miami Dolphin for life", Pouncey told the Post. In 2016, before Shanahan's second season as the Falcons offensive coordinator, Atlanta signed Pro Bowl center Alex Mack to a five-year deal that made him the league's highest paid at his position at the time.

Sport Ryan Giggs explains Aaron Ramsey's omission from Wales squad for China Cup
Author: 0 Ryan Giggs explains Aaron Ramsey's omission from Wales squad for China Cup

It's the ideal time in the global break to get it done. Ramsey will play for Arsenal against AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night before undergoing treatment on what Giggs described, when pushed, as a "private matter". The Wales boss added: "This is a good time for Aaron to have it done". As expected, Giggs has retained Osian Roberts and Tony Roberts. But Giggs revealed Ramsey, who had a hamstring injury last month, will not travel to the Far East for the four-team ...

Sport Gonzaga expecting strong fan turnout for NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Greensboro
Author: 0 Gonzaga expecting strong fan turnout for NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Greensboro

Despite making just 1-of-4 free throws down the stretch, the Bulldogs took the 68-64 win. Both teams struggled throughout the first half to score, as the two defenses came of the gate with the pressure on. Gonzaga's last four wins prior to UNCG were all by 14 points or more, including a 20-point win over BYU in the WCC tournament final. The victor of the UNC-Greensboro vs Gonzaga game will take on the victor of the No.

Sport Premier League preview: Liverpool look to get back on track
Author: 0 Premier League preview: Liverpool look to get back on track

If Klopp wants his side to contest seriously for the league title next season, then he needs to find a Plan B for going into such games, otherwise, the opponents will keep using this as a weakness. And it is the exact kind of statement you would expect coming from the words of Jurgen Klopp himself. "It's a very intense game, permanently attacking ".

Sport Jets all in on QB in draft after Bridgewater, Johnson signings?
Author: 0 Jets all in on QB in draft after Bridgewater, Johnson signings?

Obviously, if the Jets had signed Cousins, he would have been the unquestioned starter going into Week 1. That was the case past year, when he beat Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty in a three-way quarterback competition. He rushed for 3,118 yards and 21 touchdowns in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Should the Jets re-sign Claiborne, it would allow Skrine to move inside to the slot while safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye continue to develop.

Sport Lions to release former top-10 pick Eric Ebron
Author: 0 Lions to release former top-10 pick Eric Ebron

However, he only caught 25 of 47 targets as a rookie and scored one touchdown while averaging 9.9 yards per reception. Detroit now has a massive hole at tight end, with Darren Fells signing in Cleveland and second-year 2017 third-stringer Michael Roberts the only real contributor returning.

Sport Baseball player's sickening attack on fiancée in stairwell caught on camera
Author: 0 Baseball player's sickening attack on fiancée in stairwell caught on camera

She's referencing a few moments in between the physical abuse, where Vasquez picks up the woman's glasses and puts them back on her face, and picks up her dropped belongings. A Venezuelan baseball player was arrested, ordered into counseling and has been cut from two professional teams in the USA after a video surfaced allegedly showing him physically attacking the woman he was dating at the time.

Sport Could the Eagles sign Jeremy Maclin?
Author: 0 Could the Eagles sign Jeremy Maclin?

Mike Wallace was Baltimore's only wide receiver with at least 50 receptions and 500 yards in 2017. This isn't all that shocking after the Ravens went out and signed both John Brown and Ryan Grant in free agency. That freed up $4.8 million of cap space, which many thought would go to improving the offense. National Football League free agency officially opens up later on Wednesday afternoon.

Sport Hasin Jahan says Mohammed Shami 'threatening me over phone'
Author: 0 Hasin Jahan says Mohammed Shami 'threatening me over phone'

Jahan further claimed that Shami was only trying to save his future and career but she was not going to settle the issue. Meanwhile, the cricketer rubbished all the allegations made by Hasin and said, "I always stood beside her and I don't know why she is behaving like this now.

Sport Fred confirms Manchester City interest, but has eyes for Manchester United
Author: 0 Fred confirms Manchester City interest, but has eyes for Manchester United

Vincent Kompany is excited by the prospect of winning the Premier League against rivals Manchester United , saying it is a "once in a lifetime opportunity". "I would like him to have one more year on our team, but he is ready for a stronger league". "If not to Manchester City , then to Manchester United ", said the club chief.

Sport Cops to speak to Jamie Carragher over spit shame as investigation launched
Author: 0 Cops to speak to Jamie Carragher over spit shame as investigation launched

Unfortunately for Carragher, his saliva shot hit the man's 14 years old daughter in the passenger's side. Carragher said that while his future at the broadcaster "remains to be seen", he had not offered his resignation. However, Sky , which holds the bulk of British television rights to Premier League matches, hinted that Carragher could return to TV screens next season.

Sport DeAndre Hunter: Will miss NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 DeAndre Hunter: Will miss NCAA Tournament

No. 1 overall seed Virginia (31-2) plays No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tipoff at Spectrum Center is set for approximately 9:20 p.m. But the versatile redshirt freshman with National Basketball Association potential had 10 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes in the next night's tournament final.

Sport Diddy, Steph Curry Part Of Group Bidding On Carolina Panthers
Author: 0 Diddy, Steph Curry Part Of Group Bidding On Carolina Panthers

The Panthers were put up for sale after the NFL's internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by founding owner Jerry Richardson. Curry, a native of Charlotte and Panthers fan, followed that with a tweet about how he also was interested in minority ownership.

Sport Miami Dolphins expected to release Ndamukong Suh
Author: 0 Miami Dolphins expected to release Ndamukong Suh

Since 2010, Suh, who recorded 15.5 sacks and 181 combined tackles in his time in Florida, ranks second in his role in sacks and total pressures, with 51.5 and 381.5 respectively, and first in QB hits and tackles for loss, with 147 and 103 respectively.

Sport Buffalo Bills sign QB AJ McCarron
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills sign QB AJ McCarron

McCarron had been the backup to Andy Dalton in Cincinnati the past four seasons but was not interested in returning to the Bengals . In that season - appearing in seven total games - the quarterback completed 66.4-percent of his passes for 854 yards, and had six touchdowns to just two interceptions.

Sport Federer breezes into Indian Wells quarters
Author: 0 Federer breezes into Indian Wells quarters

And he is aiming to win a sixth Indian Wells that will also seem him set a new career record. Federer is now 4-1 overall against Chardy , having beaten the Frenchman the last two times they played. He then served out the next game to cut Chung's lead to 5-2 and then broke the South Korean in the game after that. Next up for the Argentine is Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, who advanced with a 6-4 7-6 (1) win over France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Sport Klay Thompson has fractured right thumb, out until March 22
Author: 0 Klay Thompson has fractured right thumb, out until March 22

Thompson and Curry will miss the Lakers' contest, a Friday home game against Sacramento and a game Saturday at Phoenix. The injury - originally believed to be a simple sprain - will keep Thompson out for at least four more games . Curry, out since tweaking his right ankle last Thursday, is scheduled to be reevaluated on March 20. Curry will be re-evaluated before Monday's game at San Antonio.

Sport Syracuse Basketball: Predictions, SU vs Arizona State (March Madness)
Author: 0 Syracuse Basketball: Predictions, SU vs Arizona State (March Madness)

Leading-scorers Shannon Evans II and Kodi Justice can both be risky from 3-point range and if they're on, it'll break Syracuse's zone. "You're on a plane the next morning and playing the next day". Evans was recruited by Hurley to play at Buffalo before the two came to ASU while Holder and Justice developed under the tutelage of Hurley for three seasons.

Sport Russell Westbrook makes history in Thunder win
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook makes history in Thunder win

While FiveThirtyEight gives the Thunder an 86 percent chance of making the playoffs, the playoff race in the West is far from over, as the third through tenth seeded teams are separated by only 3.5 games with roughly 15 games remaining for each team.

Sport Minor League Baseball To Implement New Rules For 2018 Season
Author: 0 Minor League Baseball To Implement New Rules For 2018 Season

An additional visit will be added for each extra inning . A team with no more remaining mound visits may ask the plate umpire for additional trips to deal with crossed-up pitch signals. If the placed runner scores, it would be considered a unearned run. The pitcher does not necessarily have to release the ball within 15 seconds, but must begin his wind-up or begin the motion to come to the set position to comply with the 15-second rule with no runners on base.

Sport Two Navy pilots dead after fighter crashes near Key West
Author: 0 Two Navy pilots dead after fighter crashes near Key West

Witnesses said it appeared there was an explosion prior to the crash, according to Florida Keys News. It's believed the crew were based at a base on Virginia Beach, hundreds of kilometres to the north. Rescuers recovered them. Medics took them by ambulance to Lower Keys Medical Center, and both were declared deceased. They have both been rescued and are being transported to an area hospital, but their conditions are unknown.

Author: 0 Eddie Jones names England squad in bid to deny Ireland Grand Slam

Now the shoe is on the other foot with England bidding to scupper Ireland's Slam ambitions. "I am still dirty about that game". The RFU will apologise to the Irish and Welsh unions for the remarks. "So, it's this little shit place, it's got 3 million people; 3 million people; 3 million". "125 million", Jones said. In his apology, released by the Rugby Football Union, Jones said: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused - no excuses and I shouldn't have said what I did".

Sport Jake Arrieta: Expects to pitch first week of season
Author: 0 Jake Arrieta: Expects to pitch first week of season

Arrieta owns a career record of 88-56 with 1,070 strikeouts and a 3.57 ERA in 1,161 innings pitched spanning eight seasons. Arrieta won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Chicago Cubs and helped them win the World Series the next season.

Sport Jaguars to sign guard Norwell, WRs Moncrief, Lee
Author: 0 Jaguars to sign guard Norwell, WRs Moncrief, Lee

Hayden played 488 snaps last season in his lone year with Detroit and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 89 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers. He amassed 1,212 career tackles, 16 sacks and 15 interceptions during his 145 career games.

Sport Former President Barack Obama Releases His Official 2018 March Madness Brackets
Author: 0 Former President Barack Obama Releases His Official 2018 March Madness Brackets

Then he has Michigan State topping Villanova in the national semifinals and Virginia, the tournament's top seed, for the national championship. His Final Four? Virginia, UNC, Villanova and Michigan State. That one, however, was his correct national title pick: North Carolina. He has UConn avenging its Final Four loss to Mississippi State a year ago in the title game.

Sport Paul Richardson: Likely joining Redskins
Author: 0 Paul Richardson: Likely joining Redskins

The 25-year-old is expected to join Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder in a new-look offense for the Redskins, who will feature Alex Smith at quarterback. In four seasons with Seattle, Richardson caught 95 passes in 47 games - including six touchdowns. Most of Richardson's production occurred after he recovered from a torn ACL sustained in the 2015 season opener.

Sport Case Keenum to the Denver Broncos
Author: 0 Case Keenum to the Denver Broncos

Kirk Cousins will get a better set of receivers and a better offensive line if he does indeed sign a reported fully guaranteed contract multiple reports say he'll ink with the Minnesota Vikings . Minnesota had Case Keenum leading the offense in 2017 after Sam Bradford went down with an injury early in the season. In this cutthroat game of musical quarterbacks, Maccagnan's task would be complicated further as there is no guarantee the Jets will be able to land the Quarterback of the ...

Sport Tiger Woods offers 'compelling' superhuman story, says PGA Tour chief
Author: 0 Tiger Woods offers 'compelling' superhuman story, says PGA Tour chief

And I was going through that slide of just protecting it, playing around it. I have still got to do the work. Woods's absence from the Masters has largely been due to the series of back operations he has had over the past few years. With a birdie at the first hole, Tiger grabbed a share of the lead early in the final round on Sunday in just his fourth start on the PGA Tour since being sidelined for a year.

Sport Patrick Robinson returns to Saints with 4-year deal
Author: 0 Patrick Robinson returns to Saints with 4-year deal

At times the defensive backfield looked rough, but Robinson was always the guy they could count on in the nickel. Ian Rapoport says Patrick Robinson is signing with the New Orleans Saints . Robinson's first Saints tenure didn't work out as hoped, but he's coming back as a reliable veteran with Super Bowl experience. The Eagles will face the Saints on the road this upcoming season.

Sport Toys R Us said to be planning liquidation
Author: 0 Toys R Us said to be planning liquidation

Here are six major retailers that have filed for bankruptcy over roughly the last six months. The closure of Toys "R" Us is a blow to generations of consumers and hundreds of toy makers that sold their products at the chain's 885 USA locations, including Barbie maker Mattel Inc (MAT.O), board game company Hasbro Inc (HAS.O) and other large vendors such as Lego.

Sport Halep and Venus storms Indian Wells quarters, Wozniacki falls
Author: 0 Halep and Venus storms Indian Wells quarters, Wozniacki falls

Halep needed just 76 minutes on the main stadium court to dispatch Wang. In other women's matches, eighth seeded Venus Williams survived a stern test from Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova to win 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 and fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Amanda Anisimova of the U.S.

Sport Arizona Cardinals release former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu
Author: 0 Arizona Cardinals release former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu

After being asked to take a pay cut in 2018, Mathieu and the Cardinals failed to reach an agreement resulting in the release . But they simply prefer to do so when it makes financial sense. Mathieu, 25, finished three of his five seasons on injured reserve thanks to two major knee injuries - a torn ACL and LCL in 2013 and a torn ACL in 2015.

Sport Predicted XI to face Chelsea in the Champions League
Author: 0 Predicted XI to face Chelsea in the Champions League

That's despite a magnificent game from N'Golo Kante, who clearly established that he belongs among the very best. Costa was angry with Conte's handling of the situation, and it appears the striker still holds a grudge against his former boss, judging by his Instagram post shortly before Chelsea and Barcelona kicked off their second leg on Wednesday evening.

Sport Broncos appear to be among frontrunners for Nate Solder
Author: 0 Broncos appear to be among frontrunners for Nate Solder

Solder wouldn't be a bad consolation prize, though the Giants will face plenty of competition for his services. NFL Network reported that Solder, who is a free agent, has made a decision to leave the New England Patriots and play for the Giants rather than the Houston Texans.

Sport Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on
Author: 0 Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on

Besiktas improved and were rewarded when they pulled a goal back following a mistake in the Bayern defence, Love slotting into the bottom corner past Sven Ulreich for his first Champions League goal since 2011. Winger Ricardo Quaresma was Besiktas' most risky player in the first half with three chances, although none really troubled Sven Ulreich. Sandro Wagner's goal in the 84th minute made it 3-1, as Bayern advanced to the quarter finals.

Sport Wednesday's First Warning Forecast: Chilly and windy again today
Author: 0 Wednesday's First Warning Forecast: Chilly and windy again today

Highs will be gradually rising as well with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s on Wednesday and upper 30s on Thursday . Today: Scattered snow showers will remain possible throughout the day, with visibility becoming low at times. A stretch of dry, but colder than average temperatures will carry us through the rest of the week. The winds will build up a bit out of the northwest between 10-15mph.

Sport Women's basketball to face Dayton in NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 Women's basketball to face Dayton in NCAA Tournament

How motivated is Notre Dame to be playing in the NIT? Western Kentucky was also close to beating future No. 1 seed Villanova , losing 66-58 the day before. There was an outside chance the Notre Dame was not going to get a 1-seed. With most of their players back from last season's runner-up finish - including Morgan William, who hit the game-winner in overtime to knock off UConn - the Bulldogs hope to make another deep NCAA run.

Sport 49ers to sign RB Jerick McKinnon, per report
Author: 0 49ers to sign RB Jerick McKinnon, per report

So that gives McKinnon, whose career-best single-season output is 570 yards, the fourth-highest average salary of all National Football League running backs, per Spotrac . In 2017, McKinnon hauled in 51 receptions for 421 yards and two touchdowns. Past year as a Viking, McKinnon turned 201 touches into 991 total yards and 5 scores.

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