Monday August 20-th, 2018

KU embraces "underdog" title, as lines open against Duke

Nobody ever says what's good with us. "That was the most physically demanding, mentally demanding 40 minutes we've played in a long time ". "They are so relentless". There were eight ties, six lead changes, angry dunks and phenomenal shooting. Duke...

Dillian Whyte Beats Lucas Browne with Vicious 6th-Round Knockout Dillian Whyte Beats Lucas Browne with Vicious 6th-Round Knockout

Lucas Browne was rushed to hospital in the wake of his chilling knockout at the hands of Dillian Whyte on Saturday - but the Australian is not thought to be seriously hurt. It is understandable for boxing fans to be frustrated given that it was a rea...

Martinsville Cup race postponed to Monday due to snow

Defending Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Jr . will start from the pole; he finished fastest in both of Saturday's practices before the rain and then snow arrived. Both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' STP 500 and the conclusion o...

Duke, Kansas and Villanova aren't buying into March underdogs Duke, Kansas and Villanova aren't buying into March underdogs

Syracuse was looking for a near-repeat of two seasons ago when it made the Final Four as a 10 seed. That long-armed Syracuse 2-3 zone caused the Blue Devils to be tentative at times , to try too hard to make the flawless pass. Syracuse, the team...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs with LA Galaxy, report says Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs with LA Galaxy, report says

The 36-year-old has reached an agreement at Old Trafford to end his contract early, having only made seven appearances this season - he also had a parting message for Red Devils fans. Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists it is business as usual as he targ...

NCAA Predictions: Will Villanova reach the Final Four over Texas Tech? NCAA Predictions: Will Villanova reach the Final Four over Texas Tech?

But I don't think they have enough offense to keep up with the Wildcats, and their historic run ends Sunday afternoon. And on Sunday, in their 71-59 win over Texas Tech , the Wildcats shot the ball like a Church League team playing on a Sunday mor...

Clinical Lingard is hailed by Southgate Clinical Lingard is hailed by Southgate

With that in mind, Southgate raised eyebrows with some selections for the final game on foreign soil before heading to Russian Federation, but England looked confident against one of the most notable World Cup absentees. Gareth Southgate praised...

Zeke Upshaw hospitalized after collapsing late in G League game Zeke Upshaw hospitalized after collapsing late in G League game

The team didn't provide additional details on Upshaw's condition. It was unclear whether the defibrillator was used, but Upshaw was quickly removed via stretcher before the game continued. Upshaw, who plays shooting guard and small forward, and sta...

Johnson and McIlroy slip to surprise defeats at WGC Match Play Johnson and McIlroy slip to surprise defeats at WGC Match Play

Dustin Johnson also is in danger of not winning his group after losing in 17 holes to Bernd Wiesberger. It bent his putter grip, and he had to use a sand wedge to putt the rest of the way. (Golf Channel); 2-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. (Gol...

I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft

Smith confessed at his press conference following the third day's play against South Africa that he had played a part in masterminding the ball tampering controversy which has overshadowed the third Test at Newlands. "I don't think it is fair fo...

Celtics star out 3-to-6 weeks after left knee procedure Celtics star out 3-to-6 weeks after left knee procedure

The best-case scenario is that Irving would be able to return sometime during Round 1, though the Celtics certainly won't rush him back before he's ready. While Irving's absence int he first round would put the Celtics at serious risk of not advancin...

Usain Bolt scored impressive goal with his head during Borussia Dortmund training Usain Bolt scored impressive goal with his head during Borussia Dortmund training

The German club broadcast the session live with commentary in English. Bolt , an eight-time Olympics champion dubbed the world's fastest person, scored a header and a penalty during the training session. I'm a very determined person when I want so...

Jordan Spieth backs Rory McIlroy to build on win Jordan Spieth backs Rory McIlroy to build on win

The No. 1 seed has won five times since this event began in 1999. The last time Johnson failed to advance was in 2015. But on Wednesday, he trudged through a round that included above par scores on six holes, including a pair of double bogeys and a...

Jets agree to deal with free agent WR Terrelle Pryor

After all, he posted a 1,000-yard season in 2016 with Cleveland, and he has the 6-foot-6 frame and athletic ability to be a No. 1 receiver. An ankle injury played a role in his decreased production and sent him to injured reserve in November.

Women's T20 Tri-series Women's T20 Tri-series

But Harmanpreet Kaur and co. will have to deal with Australia , they suffered defeat against Australia in the ODI series. Middle-order batsman Anjali-Patil contributed 35 runs and helped Team India for setting a good target at batting pitc...

Kagiso Rabada cleared by the ICC Kagiso Rabada cleared by the ICC

However, South African advocate Dali Mpofu successfully argued at six-hour hearing that the Rabada did not deliberately make contact with Smith's shoulder during a fiery send-off. "We want to play against the best players in the world", he said...

Dodgers' Justin Turner Hit By Pitch, Breaks Wrist Dodgers' Justin Turner Hit By Pitch, Breaks Wrist

Turner grunted and winced as he jogged away from the plate toward the dugout, his hand hanging limp at his side. We still don't have a firm timetable, but beginning range of motion exercises in just a few days bodes well for a quick return.

Serena Williams beaten by Naomi Osaka in straight sets at Miami Open Serena Williams beaten by Naomi Osaka in straight sets at Miami Open

Williams had a break point, her first since Osaka's opening service game of the match, to get back on level terms, but was unable to convert it as the Japanese held after a lengthy game to secure a commanding 4-1 lead. En route to her Indian Well...

EPL: Alexis Sanchez reveals why he is struggling at Manchester United EPL: Alexis Sanchez reveals why he is struggling at Manchester United

Sanchez, who has scored just one goal in 10 appearances for United, said he considered dropping out of Chile's global friendlies against Sweden and Denmark this break period. He also revealed that he asked Chile's new manager Reinaldo Rueda if he cou...

Liverpool 'confident' of landing £50m midfielder Liverpool 'confident' of landing £50m midfielder

Salah has, though, exceeded all expectations and could even better Ian Rush's tally of 47 goals for a single campaign. Craig Bellamy believes that Mohamed Salah must replicate his form of this season in 2018-19 if Real Madrid and Barcelona are ...

New Zealand vs England, 2018: Test Series - Statistical Preview New Zealand vs England, 2018: Test Series - Statistical Preview

New Zealand's last Test series win against England came in 1999. "That's how I've played my cricket, and (it) actually influenced some of the changes I made in February". 'Obviously, it was frustrating after the injury in Perth, but you've got to...

Big 12 thrives in wild opening weekend of NCAA Tournament Big 12 thrives in wild opening weekend of NCAA Tournament

Despite receiving some unreleased Steph Curry swag , UMBC's run ended with a second-round loss to Kansas State . Kansas State did what No. 1 tournament seed Virginia couldn't do when it eliminated Cinderella UMBC on Sunday night. It may have ...

Del Potro celebrates historic win with a splash Del Potro celebrates historic win with a splash

I played really well in the [third set] tiebreak. The 29-year-old denied Federer a sixth trophy in the California desert and 98 career title. The world No. Maybe I'm in better shape, because few years ago I never win a title like this. This i...

Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward, More to Oversee Alliance of America Football League Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward, More to Oversee Alliance of America Football League

The " Alliance of American Football " was announced and is seemingly going to be a rival league to the NFL and Vince McMahon's new XFL that's set for 2020. No word yet on potential cities, franchises, players or coaches. A 10-game regular season,...

Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin expected to surrender today in Los Angeles Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin expected to surrender today in Los Angeles

The image included references to the Dolphins , and Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito - his former Miami teammates who were part of a 2014 National Football League investigation that determined Martin was victimized by a "pattern of harassment" ...

Devastating Australia Bush Fire Destroys Scores of Homes Devastating Australia Bush Fire Destroys Scores of Homes

But many more residents were denied access to their undamaged homes with downed power lines, emergency vehicles, asbestos and fallen trees cited as potential hazards in the wake of the fire. Most are forced to rely on friends or family for accommodat...

LeBron Rolls in Love's Return to the Cavaliers LeBron Rolls in Love's Return to the Cavaliers

Drew spent almost two decades as a journeyman National Basketball Association assistant - following a decade as a journeyman National Basketball Association player - before getting a chance as the head man first with the Atlanta Hawks for three seaso...

Jets Trade for No. 3 Pick, Reshuffle Draft Jets Trade for No. 3 Pick, Reshuffle Draft

By moving up to No. 3, NY assures itself of getting one of the top-rated quarterbacks available. Whether the normally scattershot Jets hit anything is another matter. Chris Ballard talked with the team's official website following the completion of...

World Rugby to investigate Spanish ref complaint World Rugby to investigate Spanish ref complaint

Iordăchescu mainly referees club rugby in tournaments such as the Romanian SuperLiga, but he has also taken charge of worldwide test matches since 2009 and officiated at three matches at the 2014 Junior World Championships. Spanish rugby chiefs vow...

Liverpool boss Klopp reminds Salah: I scored four once Liverpool boss Klopp reminds Salah: I scored four once

He's a great player, if not the best then one of the most important players for Liverpool . 'Luis moved on to Barcelona and is doing fantastically well. It's very rare that you see a defender or defensive-minded player win, but Fernandinho has...

Sabbir drives Bangladesh to 166-8 in T20 tri-series final Sabbir drives Bangladesh to 166-8 in T20 tri-series final

India's "Man of the Moment" had tried to anticipate how Rubel Hossain and Soumya Sarkar would bowl during the final two overs of the match and position himself accordingly to be able to clear the boundary. I thought we played superbly, anybody co...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Confirms He's Filing For An MMA License Floyd Mayweather Jr. Confirms He's Filing For An MMA License

The retired boxing legend ended his career at 50-0 after defeating Conor McGregor by TKO previous year. In the odds, set by online booking agent, Westgate, Mayweather is the overwhelming underdog against McGregor in a hypothetical fight that may ...

NFL Season Will Open With Vikings-Eagles Rematch NFL Season Will Open With Vikings-Eagles Rematch

Their opponent is yet to be officially determined. The NFL's 99th season will kickoff when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Minnesota Vikings , according to multiple media reports. The last two seasons of Cousins against Philadelphia, again...

Black Panther reigns over the box office for fifth weekend with $27m Black Panther reigns over the box office for fifth weekend with $27m

If it continues its position and stays active in the fifth week, then in the last eight years, it would be the first film after Avatar to top its position even in the fifth weekend of release. So far, it's getting that help with $84.5 million from ...

Kevin Harvick's quest for four-straight wins ends with early crash Kevin Harvick's quest for four-straight wins ends with early crash

He turned a lap at 186.567 miles per hour in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to claim his 17th career pole. Busch slid to finish third, followed by Brad Keselowski in fourth and Joey Logano in fifth. JJ'S TURN? - Johnson is an enormous...

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