• Nashville Predators bring back Mike Fisher as team makes playoff push
Nashville Predators bring back Mike Fisher as team makes playoff push

Predators general manager David Poile said Fisher will not return to being team captain, an honor that was given to defenseman Roman Josi . Fisher will turn 38 on June 5. "Knowing we were so close to winning it all in June only makes it more hard to leave it behind, but I do so with hope. Endings are always tough, but I believe when something en...

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  • With out Wall, Wizards finish Thunder's successful streak 102-96
With out Wall, Wizards finish Thunder's successful streak 102-96

On top of that, Wall will miss the 2018 All-Star game as the National Basketball Association decides on Detriot Pistons Center Andre Drummond as the All-Star replacement . As ESPN points out , Washington plays like the Celtics with Wall on the floor and like the Knicks with him off it. Two years ago, it was easy to say who the best pl...

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  • Gronk is practicing, which is bad news for Eagles fans
Gronk is practicing, which is bad news for Eagles fans

For the Patriots, this will be their eighth time competing in the Super Bowl during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. Still, it appears that Gronkowski could get cleared for full participation as soon as Sunday's Patriots practice. The backup quarterback has shown greatness as he did last week against the Vikings, as well as downright awful quart...

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  • Steven Adams stars as Oklahoma City Thunder hold off Philadelphia Sixers
Steven Adams stars as Oklahoma City Thunder hold off Philadelphia Sixers

George failed, but he earned a trip to the free throw line and, one would imagine, his teammate's gratitude. The jerseys and other The District themed gear are available for sale at the Capital One Arena Team Store and online here. Andre Roberson underwent surgery to fix a ruptured left patellar tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, t...

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  • No plans to add parking at Miami MLS stadium, mayor says
No plans to add parking at Miami MLS stadium, mayor says

Beckham said this has been a dream of his for many years. A lack of parking raised concerns when stadium plans were unveiled in May, and in a news conference following the official announcement of Miami as an MLS city, Gimenez said fans will be able to rely on public transportation options and parking already near the site in the Overto...

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  • Knicks exploring options to part with Joakim Noah
Knicks exploring options to part with Joakim Noah

Noah, 32, signed a largely untradeable four-year, $72 million contract in the summer of 2016, when Phil Jackson was the Knicks president. After appearing in just 46 games last season, Noah has managed to make it into just seven games during the 2017-18 campaign.

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  • Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud's situation at Arsenal
Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud's situation at Arsenal

Arsenal let Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United earlier this month but only because Wenger felt he was getting a good deal by signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return. For context, both Mesut Ozil and Sanchez were and have been earning "just" £140,000-a-week on their deals at the club. "We have a clear position".

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  • San Jose to host 2019 All-Star Game
San Jose to host 2019 All-Star Game

This is my 10th year, I'll be 28 in the next couple of weeks, and I feel like an old guy", said Stamkos, a five-time All-Star voted captain of the Atlantic Division team vying for $1 million in a winner-take-all, three-game tournament played in a three-on-three format.

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  • IPL auction: Joe Root goes unsold in his first season
IPL auction: Joe Root goes unsold in his first season

With their prices sky-rocketing, the two players' original franchises RCB and KKR didn't use their Right To Match (RTM) cards. Captain fantastic was bought by $1.5 million and he truly justified the sum spent on him by leading Chennai Super Kings to IPL glory twice.

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  • Caroline Wozniacki Defeats Simona Halep in the Australian Open Final
Caroline Wozniacki Defeats Simona Halep in the Australian Open Final

She won an ITF singles title the next year before breaking into the top 100 in 2007. "Are those tears? Yup they are", Williams said, with Wozniacki sobbing after ending a long wait to win her first Grand Slam title. Wozniacki led 2-0 and 3-1 but both times Halep battled back and, when she broke for 4-3, the momentum seemed to be with the top...

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  • 9 numbers to know about Tiger's second round at the Farmers
9 numbers to know about Tiger's second round at the Farmers

That closed out a second-round 71 and enabled him to make his first PGA Tour cut since August 2015. He clawed his way back from two over par to one under with four late birdies , although there was nearly a wicked sting in the tail. He made the cut on the number, the byproduct of a gutty performance that shouldn't be easily dismissed. Woods,...

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  • Dubai Desert Classic scores as Garcia and McIlroy tee off
Dubai Desert Classic scores as Garcia and McIlroy tee off

Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson set a blistering pace in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic as former world No1 Rory McIlroy provided further evidence of his own return to form. "Played as an amateur in 2007 and I remember after that week I got to World Number One amateur". Yeah, I'm ahead of schedule right now, but I don't mind tha...

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  • Lyon trim PSG's Ligue 1 lead with 2-1 win
Lyon trim PSG's Ligue 1 lead with 2-1 win

The Ligue 1 leaders were without the services of Neymar , who is nursing a thigh injury. The 24-year-old has now scored 16 league goals this season from 19 appearances, while it was also the earliest PSG had conceded in a Ligue 1 game since May 2007.

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  • Dortmund want Olivier Giroud as part of Aubameyang deal with Arsenal
Dortmund want Olivier Giroud as part of Aubameyang deal with Arsenal

An Arsenal delegation including chief executive Ivan Gazidis, chief scout Sven Mislintat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy have been in Dortmund for talks but no deal has been agreed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the two clubs are in discussions over the Gabon worldwide. And the Frenchman denied Dortmund have asked for Giro...

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  • Arsenal, Man United set to swap Sanchez, Mkhitaryan
Arsenal, Man United set to swap Sanchez, Mkhitaryan

But McClaren believes United have struck a major blow by landing Sanchez, who has scored 80 goals in 166 appearances at Arsenal. Meanwhile Mkhitaryan, who joined United from Borussia Dortmund a season and a half ago, will join up with another former United forward in Danny Welbeck at the Emirates.

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  • Kyle Edmund: 'Hard work paying off'
Kyle Edmund: 'Hard work paying off'

Elise Mertens extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Petra Martic, reaching the quarterfinals in her first appearance in the Australian Open main draw. He has a huge serve, huge forehand, and he hits very strong the ball. Even when Allertova at game point at 40-0 in the last, Svitolina went on a five-point ro...

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  • Dortmund still waiting on 'concrete' offer for Aubameyang
Dortmund still waiting on 'concrete' offer for Aubameyang

Wenger confirmed that Sanchez had travelled to Manchester but made it clear that the deal will only happen if Henrikh Mkhitaryan was part of the deal to join the Emirates. Aubameyang's movement is intelligent, and his blistering pace is an excellent complement. There's no doubt he would add another dimension to Arsenal's attack, and that wi...

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  • Mike Vrabel has 'inside track' to become next Titans HC
Mike Vrabel has 'inside track' to become next Titans HC

The Titans will reportedly sign the first-time head coach to a five-year deal. It's one season as a coordinator, and nothing that happened in that season would give a strong indication of what to expect from Vrabel as a head coach. "We have a chance to build on the solid foundation that we established over the past couple of years and I believe...

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  • Pogba warns City that United will not give up the chase
Pogba warns City that United will not give up the chase

We missed lots of chances because we accelerate the game. Jose Mourinho is on the verge of a signing a new contract with Manchester United . Sanchez and Ozil will enter their thirties during the 2018/19 season, and despite their vast quality it simply would not make sense for Mourinho to risk hampering Pogba's development to work them into h...

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  • Fisher and Pieters lead McIlroy by one
Fisher and Pieters lead McIlroy by one

Last year, after his runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi , he had won three tournaments in February and March before a freak accident on the eve of the Masters ruled him out of the first major of the season. Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood and fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick were in a tie for fourth place on 15 under. Pieters said patienc...

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  • Barcelona deny Antoine Griezmann deal agreement
Barcelona deny Antoine Griezmann deal agreement

Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann have reached an agreement for the France striker to switch from Atletico Madrid to the Catalan giants at the end of the season, Spanish daily Sport reported on Saturday. Griezmann will, instead, move to Barcelona , if Sport's report is to be believed, where he will join an already formidable attack consisti...

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  • Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova at Australian Open
Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova at Australian Open

Sharapova improved as the match progressed but Kerber was clinical when break-point opportunities came her way, with both chances being taken in the second to wrap up victory in just 64 minutes. I'm just trying to enjoy every moment right now. Chung advanced when Mischa retired with a viral illness while trailing 6-2, 4-1. Six-time Australian c...

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  • Joel Embiid hopes to begin playing back-to-backs by late January
Joel Embiid hopes to begin playing back-to-backs by late January

Although these guys may not all end up on the same team, the fans did a fine job at selecting the starters for the game. Holiday hit a pair of pull-up jumpers 29 seconds apart late in overtime, and New Orleans held Boston scoreless over the final 2:11 of the extra session.

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  • Tim Tebow Heads To Big League Spring Training
Tim Tebow Heads To Big League Spring Training

Lucie teams a year ago, according to Bleacher Report . Tim Tebow has worked hard preparing for the chance to compete in spring training. At 30 years old, Tebow's not the type of player you want to have bouncing around in the minors year-after-year, and a few weeks worth of at-bats could give an idea if he's worth keeping around.

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  • Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested for second time in eight months
Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested for second time in eight months

He was released from jail Friday afternoon. In a statement, a Jets spokesperson said the team was aware of the situation. Once the officer finally got the vehicle to stop, Anderson declined to answer any questions and asked for a lawyer, according to the report.

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  • LeBron James says this season has been the toughest of his career
LeBron James says this season has been the toughest of his career

Not only have they lost four in a row, but they are 3-9 over their last 12. Cleveland ranks 29th in defensive rating and doesn't appear to have the players on the roster to improve defensively enough to cruise through the East like in seasons past.

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  • Chelsea and Roma transfer talks for Emerson Palmieri confirmed by agent
Chelsea and Roma transfer talks for Emerson Palmieri confirmed by agent

Alonso has once again been an important player on the left for Chelsea this season, but Goal's Nizaar Kinsella reported their search for an alternative has taken them from Juventus' Alex Sandro and to the Italian capital with Emerson.

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  • Jaguars coach Doug Marrone expected to be underdogs vs. Patriots
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone expected to be underdogs vs. Patriots

The two teams meet at 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday at Gillette Stadium, where the heavily favored Patriots will be playing in their seventh straight AFC Championship Game. The Jacksonville Jaguars , led by head coach Doug Marrone are looking to keep finding ways. He captured his 26th postseason victory, recorded his 13th 300-yard postseason passing...

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  • Coach slams gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for hiding his face
Coach slams gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for hiding his face

Olympic gold medallists Simone Biles , Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman have also claimed they are victims of Nassar. "I was told to be quiet", Raisman told Outside the Lines . "I hope they listen and I hope they don't make any of the girls go back to the ranch". If they cared, then the second they realized that I was abused, they would have...

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  • Neymar booed by PSG fans after clashing with Edison Cavani
Neymar booed by PSG fans after clashing with Edison Cavani

Neymar marked his return from a rib injury with the hosts' fourth goal just before half-time, and the Brazil global made it a hat-trick with two more second-half strikes as Dijon were mercilessly ripped apart. Just to rub salt into the wound, Neymar buried a penalty past Reynet in the 83rd minute. Alphonse Areola made a straight-forward save...

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  • Espanyol favourites after first-leg win - Barcelona boss Valverde
Espanyol favourites after first-leg win - Barcelona boss Valverde

Handed a rare opportunity to shine, Vidal's struggles reportedly infuriated Messi as the Spaniard failed to link-up successfully with his team-mates on a bad night for the Catalan giants. Missed opportunities: "We had chances to score, but we didn't take them, and they did". I congratulate them and we'll meet again in a week's time .

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  • Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league
Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Jaguars fans weren't the only ones rooting against the Steelers this past weekend. So Bengals fans, frustrated both by their team's toothless performance against their archrival and by the Steelers' response to it, including a touchdown celebration by Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster a couple of weeks later that mimicked his concussion-inducing...

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  • Skipper of a series-losing side, a new experience for Virat Kohli
Skipper of a series-losing side, a new experience for Virat Kohli

This is the first series defeat of India under Kohli's full time captaincy. "It was our best chance to put some runs on the board especially after South Africa lost wickets in the first innings I thought we could gain momentum from that and we should have capitalised as we were in a position to get the lead at one stage".

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  • Will Ferrell asks Roger Federer: 'Are you a vampire?'
Will Ferrell asks Roger Federer: 'Are you a vampire?'

No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the USA men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez . Federer won in 99 minutes and will face Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff next. I don't like those. According to Ferrell, it was "probably a vampire ". From there the conversation went to wonderful places like eating wombat meat and Federer's...

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  • Chelsea's shock move for West Ham's Andy Carroll
Chelsea's shock move for West Ham's Andy Carroll

Summer signing Alvaro Morata can't seem to do anything right on the pitch and hasn't scored for five games, while Michy Batshuayi is not being given a chance by boss Antonio Conte . He has scored just two Premier League goals this term; Morata has 10, Batshuayi also has two. It had been reported both in England and Spain that before Anton...

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  • Anthony Joshua: 'David Price got better of me in sparring'
Anthony Joshua: 'David Price got better of me in sparring'

However, Parker says he would relish the chance to face Fury, who is waiting to learn if his boxing licence will be renewed by the British Boxing Board of Control. This is physical and there's real damage. "It's a shame that people get caught up with that sort of thing". Povetkin's only career defeat came in 2013 against Wladimir Klitschko.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger non-committal on a return of Todd Haley
Ben Roethlisberger non-committal on a return of Todd Haley

Roethlisberger will play the 2018 year as a 36-year-old, should he choose to return for his 15th season as the team's primary starting quarterback. With three members on the All-Pro team, a NFL-leading receiver in Antonio Brown and two players chasing season leading statistics in Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh was all over the ...

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  • Cutting Weight Made Paige VanZant Pray She Wouldn't Die, UFC Fighter Claimed
Cutting Weight Made Paige VanZant Pray She Wouldn't Die, UFC Fighter Claimed

I was able to finish the fight but as you can see, had a hard recovering and throwing my right. VanZant has lost two straight, and three of her last four. "Well... I broke my arm in the first", VanZant wrote. And it's a potential legacy that excites her: "Being one of the first ones from my home country to really make it, like I think there's o...

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  • Ryan Giggs is the new Wales manager
Ryan Giggs is the new Wales manager

Ex-Wales winger Thomas, who has good contacts at Old Trafford, said: "Ryan has to decide who he want to help him, but Paul Scholes has been mentioned. "You take that as a player and now I've got to take that as a manager". The former Man United winger had been a strong contender for the managerial berth ever since Coleman departed for Sunderland...

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  • Venus Williams crashes out in the first round of the Australian Open
Venus Williams crashes out in the first round of the Australian Open

Although Williams fared better in the second, the in-form Swiss hitter outworked the American and sealed the victory 7-5, after breaking serve in the final game. The 13th-seed and defending US Open champion Sloane Stephens joined the "bad luck club" falling 2-6, 7-6 (2) 6-2 to China's Zhang Shuai . "But I have learned to just not panic".

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