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Stephen Curry targeting Friday return vs. Hawks Stephen Curry targeting Friday return vs. Hawks
- March 20, 2018

The two-time NBA MVP is scheduled to have his injured right ankle re-evaluated on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT). If the evaluation reveals enough progress and there are no unforeseen setbacks from this point to Friday, the sharpshooter intends to play after missing the past five games, sources say. (more...)
Rivals Target Manchester United Star, Arsenal Seek Serbian Starlet Rivals Target Manchester United Star, Arsenal Seek Serbian Starlet
- March 20, 2018

Mourinho's public criticisms of Shaw have tended to come back to a perceived lack of work-rate and tactical awareness on the part of the 22-year-old. Mourinho seemed particularly upset that his team had not followed his instructions after he had "spent two days working on a faster building gap, between the lines, that depends on the defenders and the movement of the attacking players". (more...)
Alabama, UCF ADs trade Twitter zingers over football national championships Alabama, UCF ADs trade Twitter zingers over football national championships
- March 20, 2018

Alabama's Greg Byrne chose to tweak UCF after the Crimson Tide women's basketball team defeated the Knights in the Women's NIT. UCF had a tremendous season, but I must say that it probably deserved all of that shade from Byrne. The most recent in 2017 when we were the only undefeated team in America, & National Champions. And, of course, the Florida House unanimously passed a bill that approved a "UCF National Champions" license plate. (more...)
Zidane praises Ronaldo but laments Madrid's leaky defence Zidane praises Ronaldo but laments Madrid's leaky defence
- March 20, 2018

On Monday, the Real Madrid record-breaking goal scorer was awarded the Portuguese player of 2017 award. "We want to try to take second place", said a bullish Zidane. When he's playing well, the team plays well. La Liga's surprise package Girona went in at half-time with a 1-1 scoreline on their first visit to the Santiago Bernabeu when Christian Stuani (28) equalised Ronaldo's opener (11). (more...)
Rondo throws shade at Ray Allen Rondo throws shade at Ray Allen
- March 20, 2018

Although Rondo, now on the New Orleans Pelicans , claims he moved on from his issues with Ray, he never forgave him. Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen need to talk. He left Boston as a free agent after the 2011-12 season and signed with the Miami Heat , his fourth and final National Basketball Association team. (more...)
Kings, Wild continue pursuit of important points — National Hockey League on NBCSN Kings, Wild continue pursuit of important points — National Hockey League on NBCSN
- March 20, 2018

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) looks to teammate Charlie Coyle (3) in celebration after scoring the team's second goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 19, 2018, in St. Eriksson Ek scored what looked to be the victor late in the third period after a lovely tic-tac-toe sequence before Kings winger Dustin Brown tied the score on a deflection in front with less than 60 seconds to play. (more...)
Canada's Kia Nurse helps UConn shut down Quinnipiac — March Madness Canada's Kia Nurse helps UConn shut down Quinnipiac — March Madness
- March 20, 2018

WELCOME BACK MAC: The Mid-American Conference had two teams in the NCAAs for the first time since 1996 and both came away victorious on Saturday. "It's nothing we haven't seen before, obviously [UConn] is probably the most talented team we're going to play and we're going to use our past experiences to help us out here". (more...)
Kevin Love scores first basket in nearly two months Kevin Love scores first basket in nearly two months
- March 20, 2018

Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Jennings is dishing six assists. Love went 5-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. remain out. The Cavaliers are 3 in the league in made threes with 12 triples a night while ranking 8 in three point shooting by shooting 36.8 percent from downtown. (more...)
New York Jets lined up for visit from WR Terrelle Pryor New York Jets lined up for visit from WR Terrelle Pryor
- March 20, 2018

However, things didn't exactly pan out. However, as the season went along, he failed to develop a strong rapport with his quarterback. He chose to have surgery on an ankle injury that plagued him for most of the season later that month, which led to him being placed on injured reserve. (more...)
West Indies beat Zimbabwe; all set to qualify for 2019 World Cup West Indies beat Zimbabwe; all set to qualify for 2019 World Cup
- March 20, 2018

The Windies need to beat Scotland in their final match tomorrow and the glory, a ticket to the World Cup which they feel belongs to them by right, will be theirs while Zimbabwe can also join them should they hold their nerve on Thursday and prevail over a United Arab Emirates side stuck at the bottom of the table. (more...)
So Just How Badly Does Francis Ngannou Want to Fight Brock Lesnar? So Just How Badly Does Francis Ngannou Want to Fight Brock Lesnar?
- March 20, 2018

There's no question intrigue would be high for a showdown between the two heavyweight giants. A fearsome power puncher and absurd athlete, Ngannou captured fans' imaginations with brutal knockouts of enduring veterans like Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem and rose up the UFC heavyweight rankings in nearly record time, fighting for the title just four years after his professional MMA debut. (more...)
Dodgers 3B Justin Turner breaks wrist, likely to be sidelined several weeks Dodgers 3B Justin Turner breaks wrist, likely to be sidelined several weeks
- March 20, 2018

Turner grunted and winced as he jogged away from the plate toward the dugout, his hand hanging limp at his side. Turner, 33, was about to begin his fifth season with the Dodgers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed the injury with reporters. As a result Turner earned the first All-Star Game appearance of his career, and he was also named the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series. (more...)
How Dependent Is New York State on the Gun Industry? How Dependent Is New York State on the Gun Industry?
- March 20, 2018

Kentucky did tie with IN and Minnesota for first for NICS background checks per capita, and it is 14th for the gun ownership rate. Kentucky is 14th among the states for gun ownership rate. By one estimate , guns contributed more than $51 billion to the USA economy and generated over $6.5 billion in federal and state taxes in 2017. Idaho was the most dependent on the gun industry, Maryland the least. (more...)
Ronaldo v Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain Ronaldo v Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain
- March 20, 2018

The Champions League crown is another trophy in his sights this season, with the World Cup to come in the summer for a man who never grows exhausted of competing at the highest level. "Every day he discovers something new, something different, he's very aware of what he has to do, what the team need from him at each moment", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of Messi. (more...)
Jorge Polanco: Suspended 80 games Jorge Polanco: Suspended 80 games
- March 20, 2018

According to an announcement from MLB, Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug. With Polanco suspended for 80 games, Eduardo Escobar will likely be in line to serve as the Twins' starting shortstop when Opening Day arrives. (more...)
Watch Every Dunk From 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest Watch Every Dunk From 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest
- March 20, 2018

He won the contest with a combined score of 98 in the championship round, besting Nance's 96. Sadly, Smith's accomplishment didn't even get him past the preliminary round due to the Dunk Contest's wonky scoring system. "It feels really good". While he didn't hoist the trophy at the end of the competition, the former Los Angeles Laker put on a show in front of his old home crowd. (more...)
Draymond Green the Latest Warriors Star to Go Down With Injury Draymond Green the Latest Warriors Star to Go Down With Injury
- March 20, 2018

The injury occurred early in the second quarter, when Green went up to defend a Danny Green drive. "A good quality win", Aldridge said afterward. These fringe players performed well against Phoenix on Saturday, but San Antonio's defense is a different story, and may be too much for the less experienced players to handle. (more...)
Intriguing match-ups in Champions League quarter-finals Intriguing match-ups in Champions League quarter-finals
- March 20, 2018

Prices will range from 70 euros ($86) for the cheapest to 450 euros for most expensive. Applications are limited to two tickets per person, and those who apply for a ticket will be informed by April 6 as to whether they have been successful. (more...)
Mourinho: Many Sevilla players would get in my United team Mourinho: Many Sevilla players would get in my United team
- March 20, 2018

But the truth is none of the United team turned up last night. United are yet to concede a goal in their FA Cup campaign so far, but at the same time they haven't really faced the fiercest of competition (Derby County, Yeovil Town and Huddersfield Town) thus far. (more...)
Jin Young Ko rolls at ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
- March 20, 2018

Ko won by three strokes from compatriot Hyejin Choi, with Australian Hannah Green a further shot back in third place. The runner-up was Hyejin Choi who last year nearly became the first person to win the Australian Amateur and the U.S Open in the same year, with only a water ball at the par 3, 16th finishing her chances in the Open. (more...)
Verratti claims Messi is given an easy ride by officials Verratti claims Messi is given an easy ride by officials
- March 20, 2018

Gesticulating wildly in the direction of the referee before timidly accepting his punishment, Verratti has conceded that he "got it wrong against Real". It has been suggested that Paris' continuous failings in the Champions League could be a contributing factor in any move Verratti makes. We did a lot in the first leg, but still two goals [was the difference] - we also lacked Neymar , which is like taking Messi away from Barcelona , ' Verratti added. (more...)
Champions League: Man United Loses To Sevilla On Wissam Ben Yedder's Heroics Champions League: Man United Loses To Sevilla On Wissam Ben Yedder's Heroics
- March 20, 2018

The former United midfielder said: "I think the problem that Sanchez has is that he is still trying to play the Arsenal way". He wanted to get his message out there following Tuesday's Champions League exit to Sevilla . "But the ones that speak with you are very disappointed and the ones I speak with knows what is is football heritage". "One day when I leave, the next Man Utd manager will find here [Romelu] Lukaku, [Nemanja] Matic, of course [David] de Gea from many years ago". (more...)
Orange Squeeze Into Sweet 16 Orange Squeeze Into Sweet 16
- March 20, 2018

Syracuse didn't make the round of 32 because their offense beat their opponents' defense, they made it there because their defense beat their opponents' offense. The Spartans shot 25.8 percent from the field against Syracuse. How far can the Syracuse University Orange go? Izzo insisted he will be back next season to help the school and his program bounce back from a scandal stemming from sexual assault allegations were handled against Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State doctor, who was ... (more...)
Former Dolphin Jonathan Martin charged over threatening Instagram photo Former Dolphin Jonathan Martin charged over threatening Instagram photo
- March 20, 2018

With almost a month having passed since the day of Martin's Instagram post, it's not apparent or clear why the police have made a decision to issue the warrant. By 2015, he had already moved from the Dolphins to the San Francisco 49ers to the Carolina Panthers, and announced his retirement in July 2015 after learning he'd need back surgery that would keep him out of action for the entire 2015-16 National Football League season. (more...)
Colts Sign Former Lions First-Round Pick Eric Ebron Colts Sign Former Lions First-Round Pick Eric Ebron
- March 20, 2018

The deal is for two years and up to $15 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports . Ebron, not known as a blocker, never lived up to his full potential in Detroit, but he started gaining consistency over the last two years. Afterward, Ebron talked openly about not knowing what would happen with his future. But Ebron struggled early in his career and has been bugged by injuries. (more...)

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