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Rangers find their trade for a defenseman Rangers find their trade for a defenseman
- March 01, 2017

Holland may also deal veteran forwards Thomas Vanek, Steve Ott and Drew Miller along with their expiring deals because the franchise will likely miss the playoffs for the first time since 1990. NY entered play Tuesday with just five healthy blueliners after it was learned that veteran Dan Girardi is suffering from an ankle injury that could keep him out of the lineup up to two weeks. (more...)
Harbhajan Singh taunts Aussie spin hero Steve O'Keefe Harbhajan Singh taunts Aussie spin hero Steve O'Keefe
- February 28, 2017

Recalling India's epic victory in Kolkata in 2001, the 47-year-old said Virat Kohli and Co. just need that one spark to bounce back in the second Test in Bengaluru starting from March 4. Nobody outside the camp gave Steve Smith's men a chance, but they romped it in. Whether it was working with Monty Panesar, who helped inspire England's 2012 series win in India , that did the trick we may never know but O'Keefe certainly got into the batsmen's heads and caused chaos. (more...)
Paris-Moscow Relations to Alter After French Presidential Election
- February 28, 2017

Sebastien Chenu of Le Pen's National Front party said on BFM television that the protesters were "trying to stop us from delivering our message". Mr. But in that second round, voters of various political stripes reluctantly got behind conservative candidate Jacques Chirac to block the far right. In an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Paris Match published on Monday, Macron, a 39-year-old former banker, is now seen gathering 24.5 percent of the votes in the first round, up one percentage point on a ... (more...)
Jason Pierre-Paul gets another franchise tag from Giants
- February 28, 2017

He had seven sacks in 12 games, although 5.5 sacks came in back-to-back weeks late in the season against the weak Bears and weaker Browns. Pierre-Paul will receive a one-year deal that is worth 10.14 percent of the final salary cap number. It's been almost two years since Pierre-Paul's fireworks accident and corresponding finger amputation, but the defensive end has battled his way back to pre-injury form. (more...)
Lightning trade Brian Boyle to Toronto Maple Leafs Lightning trade Brian Boyle to Toronto Maple Leafs
- February 28, 2017

Well, we can officially classify the Tampa Bay Lightning as "sellers". GM Steve Yzerman dealt goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings Sunday evening. Instead, the Lightning pick up a second-round pick as well as some help for the Syracuse Crunch. Boyle almost signed with the Maple Leafs two summers ago but opted for Tampa instead, so it is an organization he had an interest in becoming a part of and now that's been made a reality. (more...)
Coach accused of endangering Mo with drugs
- February 27, 2017

In a statement posted on his Facebook, Farah said: "It's deeply frustrating that I'm having to make an announcement on this subject". The report claims that Farah was among the athletes who were given prescription drugs without a need to take them, and says that Farah took a dosage of L-carnitine before his first London marathon in 2014. (more...)
John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations
- February 27, 2017

We will have to up our game to get a result there. Rob Howley, meanwhile, must decide whether to stick or twist from his rigid selections as Wales look to restore pride against Ireland. "The contact area will be key and the scrum has been a focal area for us". They have got another opportunity in two weeks. "There'll be a lot of things to play for, I think". (more...)
Red Bull unveils 2017 auto ahead of Barcelona testing
- February 27, 2017

Red Bull will hope it is the vehicle to return to championship contention after failing to mount a championship challenge in each of the three years since the introduction of V6 turbos, scoring five wins in three years. Verstappen, the 19-year-old Dutchman, won on his Red Bull debut at the Spanish Grand Prix last May, while his superb display in the wet conditions at the penultimate race of the season in Brazil was one of the finest in recent memory. (more...)
Raptors Acquire Tucker From The Suns Raptors Acquire Tucker From The Suns
- February 26, 2017

Tucker of the Phoenix Suns to a roster that just a week ago added Serge Ibaka. He reports the Raptors will send Jared Sullinger along with two future second-round picks (2017 and 2018). Tucker slides in as another guy who can play the 4 in small-ball lineups. The Suns, meanwhile, were simply looking to move back. Sullinger is in his fifth National Basketball Association season, holding career averages of 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in 269 games with the Raptors and Boston Celtics. (more...)
Farokh Engineer questions nature of Pune pitch, slams Indian batsmen Farokh Engineer questions nature of Pune pitch, slams Indian batsmen
- February 26, 2017

End result, he holed out to the man running in from the boundary. "Otherwise as captain, I would not be happy", Border said of Renshaw on Fox Sports . "I don't think in his wildest dreams he would have imagined it would go this well - none of us did - but well done to Stephen O'Keefe". As I said, I have no excuses. (more...)
Ex-All Black, O'Connor held in Paris over cocaine Ex-All Black, O'Connor held in Paris over cocaine
- February 26, 2017

He was apprehended outside a nightclub in Paris by officers from the French Anti-Crime Brigade, along with former Wallabies worldwide James O'Connor. The two suspected dealers were also arrested. O'Connor is contracted to another Top 14 club, Toulon . O'Connor has not played for Australia since 2013 when he was stood down by the ARU following a drunken row that saw him escorted out of Perth airport. (more...)
English Premier League Report: Chelsea v Swansea City 25 February 2017 English Premier League Report: Chelsea v Swansea City 25 February 2017
- February 26, 2017

He told Sky Sports: "Eleven points is not really 11 points because the other teams have to play". Conte, Mourinho's permanent successor who started his job last July, said: "First of all I think that it's important to finish this season in the best way and if we are able to reach this dream - for me, for the players - I'm ready to face this risk". (more...)
Gribble, Bryan (64) share Honda lead, Kaymer 1 back Gribble, Bryan (64) share Honda lead, Kaymer 1 back
- February 25, 2017

Adam Scott won here past year, and he'll be tailed by the likes of Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas. Bryan finished ninth at PGA National that week and went on to become Web.com Tour's Player of the Year after winning three times in 2016. He hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation and had just one bogey (No. 16) against four birdies. His 68 included an eagle, three birdies and three bogeys. Measuring in at just 7,048 yards it is by no means the longest course the players play but both before and ... (more...)
Paul George 'Hell-Bent' On Joining Lakers In Free Agency?
- February 24, 2017

Paul George has been a hot name on the trade market. Bird is ahead of pace in that regard, having already offered George the chance to sign a contract extension months ago. That's why IN explored George's market. Talks will likely resume over the summer, and the Celtics will be back in the mix. With that in mind, the Lakers look like a realistic destination for George in the not too distant future. (more...)
Sixers and Hawks finalize in Ilyasova and Splitter trade
- February 24, 2017

The move makes sense as the Philadelphia 76ers were not likely to retain Ersan Ilyasova after this season, a contract year. For the Hawks, Ilyasova-whose contract also expires at season's end-represents a welcome bench addition at power forward behind Paul Millsap . (more...)
Larry Fitzgerald not happy about Cardinals Hall of Fame Game selection
- February 24, 2017

Dallas backup quarterback Kellen Moore (Boise State) and three other former Broncos could make their 2017 season debuts August 3 on NBC when the Cowboys play the Arizona Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game in Canton, Ohio. The game will take place Thursday night, August 3. And with the team playing in the first preseason game of the year, it will mean that Jason Garrett can bring his team back to open training camp among the earliest National Football League teams. (more...)
UFC: Derrick Lewis keeps flirting with Ronda Rousey after knocking out boyfrend
- February 23, 2017

Lewis had to battle through a lot of adversity to get the win, however, after Browne blasted the Houston native with a series of body kicks in the opening round that had him holding on to his midsection for the better part of five minutes. Topping all this off is how Browne may be handed a pink slip over this loss. Browne's trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, has come under relentless criticism for Rousey's performances in her past two fights, in which she was knocked out by Holm and finished in ... (more...)
Force India unveil 2017 vehicle Force India unveil 2017 vehicle
- February 23, 2017

That is our objective, we are going to give it our best shot. Force India launched its 2017 vehicle - the VJM10 - at Silverstone on Wednesday afternoon, with team principal Vijay Mallya setting a target of at least matching last year's fourth place in the constructors' championship. (more...)
(Sports Focus)Hungary withdraws its candidacy from the 2024 Olympic Games
- February 23, 2017

This bidding cycle has already seen Rome; Hamburg, Germany; and Boston withdraw over concerns about the costs associated with staging the mega-sporting event. In Budapest, 56 percent of voters were against the bid. European cities have hosted two Summer and two Winter Olympics since the last US -based Games, Salt Lake 2002, and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has consistently encouraged a USA bid after the country stayed out of the running for the 2020 Summer Games. (more...)
Celtics could land Paul George in trade
- February 22, 2017

With a number of first-round picks up their sleeve, the Celtics are in a position to pull of a big-name trade before the deadline on Thursday. Am I anxious? Come on, man. Sure, the Bulls are in the Eastern Conference, but without Butler on the roster, they're a bound-for-the-lottery franchise. Boston sits three games behind Cleveland in the East hierarchy, and the defending champions will not have the services of J.R. (more...)