Lionel Messi handed four-match international ban for insulting official

Argentinian national football team player Lionel Messi arrives at the Hernando Siles stadium ahead of Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. Messi has not enjoyed the same success with Argentina as he has with Barcelona an... More..

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Carolina has Final Four advantage, until tip-off

Some superb players will gather outside Phoenix for the Final Four , and one of them is South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell. I've heard complaints that SC should have been seeded higher than seventh. Nort...More..

Federation Internationale de Football Association hands Messi four-match ban
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Federation Internationale de Football Association hands Messi four-match ban

The Argentina forward was also fined 10,000 Swiss Francs (£8,100) for "having directed insulting words" at the official during his side's World Cup qualifier with Chile last Thursday. Following Uruguay's up...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NCAA Final Four set

The Tar Heels (31-7) will play Midwest champ OR on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz., in the national semifinal. Luke Maye's shot with 0.3 of a second remaining lifted North Carolina to a 75-73 win over Kentu...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

U.S. 6-0 Honduras: Three things we learned

Dempsey - making his first United States of America appearance since June due to heart problems - was full of praise for his 18-year-old team-mate and is looking forward to playing alongside him in the future...More..

Rex Tillerson on Being Secretary of State: 'I Didn't Want This Job'
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rex Tillerson on Being Secretary of State: 'I Didn't Want This Job'

By contrast, the USA has been spending between 3-5 percent of its GDP on defense since the early 2000s. When asked on Tuesday about Tillerson's plans to visit Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ry...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Indian Wells: Federer beats Nadal for third time in a row

Djokovic had been riding a four-year, 20-match winning streak in the Californian desert and hailed his third-set display against Juan Martin del Potro in the previous round as his best tennis of the year. "That...More..

Tottenham forward Lamela needs hip surgery, out for season
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tottenham forward Lamela needs hip surgery, out for season

The 25-year-old Argentina worldwide, who joined from AS Roma in 2013, has not featured since October and, with two years left on his contract, has been linked with Inter Milan amongst with other clubs. "Follo...More..

Yadier Molina rips Adam Jones for saying Puerto Rico celebrated early
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yadier Molina rips Adam Jones for saying Puerto Rico celebrated early

What must it feel like to pitch like that in a game like this? Carlos Correa of Team Puerto Rico confirmed that to ESPN . The robust ratings for MLB Network's game broadcasts and the raucous crowds of cost...More..

Referee leaders want on-field official to see video replays
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Referee leaders want on-field official to see video replays

An assistant in front of a bank of monitors was assessing replays and had some bad news for Griezmann. France striker Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out by a video assistant referee for offside. But a...More..

EPL: City, Liverpool face-off at Etihad
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

EPL: City, Liverpool face-off at Etihad

Manchester City will be looking to put their Champions League heartache behind them when they entertain Liverpool at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. The fixture planners have given the Blues a run of games th...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

'Comfortable' Ozil soon to decide on his Arsenal future

Arsene Wenger has opened up about Arsenal's infamous £40,000,001 bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez in 2013, claiming that the striker "agreed" to join the Gunners. But Iwobi, who came up through Arsenal's aca...More..

Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Kentucky basketball has one of the largest fan bases in America, and some members of Big Blue nation were unhappy about the officiating in Sunday's NCAA tournament South Regional final against North Carolina....More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wait over as Zags reach Final Four

Here's my look at the two Final Four matchups on Saturday and the key handicapping factors to pay attention to from a betting perspective. OR won the Midwest Regional with a 74-60 win over top seed Kansas. "W...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Champions League Zidane relishes showdown with Ancelotti

Leicester are England's sole representatives following the elimination in the last 16 of Manchester City and Arsenal. "After their comeback against PSG, you would have to say that of the teams left, they have...More..

Lukas Podolski: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney deserves England farewell
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lukas Podolski: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney deserves England farewell

In Podolski's farewell game with Germany yesterday, he helped his country beat England 1-0 with a sensational strike from a distance. "I am not somebody that is over-positive if you have been defeated, bu...More..

Stuart Armstrong elated with Scotland debut and World Cup Qualifier victory
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stuart Armstrong elated with Scotland debut and World Cup Qualifier victory

England manager Gareth Southgate says his team must have the flexibility to adapt against different opponents ahead of a World Cup qualifier match against Lithuania at Wembley. "We might be decent. If we are r...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Taylor devastated over Coleman injury, says Wales team-mate Allen

He said: "Seamus has been a terrific captain for his country and on behalf of the FAI Board and everyone in the association, I want to send Seamus our very best wishes". "I have had plenty of stitches put in th...More..

Harry Giles leaves Duke after 1 year to enter NBA draft
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Harry Giles leaves Duke after 1 year to enter NBA draft

He struggled to find his way into the regular rotation, averaging 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Two ACL tears within a three-year period and a knee surgery right before the start of his freshman season at Duke l...More..

Clint Dempsey's hat trick lifts United States of America over Honduras in Hexagonal play
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Clint Dempsey's hat trick lifts United States of America over Honduras in Hexagonal play

In the 54th minute, Pulisic was tripped up by Maynor Figeroua and Dempesy fired the ensuing free kick directly in for a 6-0 lead. After taking a pass from Alejandro Bedoya , Bradley dribbled across the field ...More..

Robert Kraft, Patriots lead the way on Joe Mixon
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Robert Kraft, Patriots lead the way on Joe Mixon

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah reports that "every GM/scout" he has spoken with regarding Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon sees him being drafted in the second round. said he expects Mixon to be selected by the end of the ...More..

Lewis Hamilton more determined than ever to win F1 title this season
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lewis Hamilton more determined than ever to win F1 title this season

Spain's Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) finished eighth ahead of his Russian teammate Daniil Kvat and France's Esteban Ocon (Force India), who closed the points zone at 10th place after overtaking the Spaniard Fernan...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New York Mets' closer gets 15 games suspension in domestic violence arrest

Along with the suspension, Familia will forfeit 18 days off pay, totalling approximately $700,000, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. "It is clear that Mr. "I did, however, act in an unacceptable manner a...More..

Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sex battery case
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sex battery case

Irvin was previously accused of sexual assault in 2007 and faced a civil lawsuit, but the matter was settled out of court for an unspecified amount. on March 21. 'In the few hours since we've learned about th...More..

Thornwell leads SC to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thornwell leads SC to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

Sophie Bruner, who led Arizona State with 20 points and nine rebounds, missed a heavily contested 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied it. "We're in it, so why not win it?" "We've got this, '" Martin ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Questions persist over Kohli's fitness

Kohli will be eyeing an element of personal redemption in the final match of India's 13-test home season, having managed 46 in his five innings against Australia after scoring a double century in each of the ...More..

Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

But I think the last couple minutes of the game, we kind of gassed out and they ended up getting the best of us". He had his way with us tonight. Mack called for Jones to get the first play of the game to set...More..

Europa League could be United's best route to Champions League - Ferguson
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Europa League could be United's best route to Champions League - Ferguson

Newspaper Sport report United are considering paying Neymar's release clause, which is in the region of £170 million. United also broke the transfer record last summer when spending £89m to bring Paul Po...More..

Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299-4 in third India Test
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299-4 in third India Test

Smith's innings included 17 boundaries and he now currently averages 61.46 in Tests, the highest for an active player. After watching out the eight overs in the post-tea session, the duo were more solid in the ...More..

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Preparing for a Tornado
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Preparing for a Tornado

Members of the public and entities such as schools and businesses should test their readiness should a tornado or severe weather event occur. Unfortunately, these higher than average numbers have also equated...More..

Gareth Southgate says England were the better side against Germany
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gareth Southgate says England were the better side against Germany

Each player in Southgate's starting eleven did an exceptional job in their respective role in the new-look formation, especially against as strong of a side as Germany . "It gets them into positions where they...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Joe Hart to Captain England Gainst Lithuania In World Cup Qualifier

He converted a subtle touch from Liverpool's Adam Lallana inside the area. What they displayed was more of a mixture of domination and counter-pressing, and not a perfection of either of them. "We want them t...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Steve Smith heard using cuss words against Murali Vijay

Murali took the catch in the close-in circle on the off-side and sprinted off for the dressing room to change into his batting kit, thinking that the Australian innings was over, since on-field umpire Ian Gould...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Aussie cricketers are no longer friends, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is certainly not the most popular man in Australia now and he is set to lose more followers Down Under after the India captain ended his friendship with the Aussie cricketers. I thought England was ...More..

Sharapova proud of her passion, integrity as doping ban ends
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sharapova proud of her passion, integrity as doping ban ends

It's great. I've been training quite hard for the past four months", she added. Maria Sharapova said she feels vindicated by the reduction of her doping suspension , adding that she "fought hard for the trut...More..