New statue of Cristiano Ronaldo ridiculed around the world

Ronaldo is expected to attend a ceremony at the airport outside his hometown of Funchal on Wednesday, a day after his Portugal side plays Sweden in the city in a friendly. Funchal also features a Ronaldo statue, a museum about him, and a hotel comple... More..

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South Carolina women advance to Final Four

He and teammate Tyler Dorsey are two of the most risky players in the Final Four . It's the first time since 2006 that the Final Four will feature three first-time coaches there. McKie attends the F...More..

Despite ban Messi will be free to play at MCG
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Despite ban Messi will be free to play at MCG

The five-times world player of the year will be eligible again when the country's last World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on October 10. The win at Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians means Brazil are all but guar...More..

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Michael Porter Jr. is MVP of McDonald's All-American Game

Michael Porter Jr. was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and the Naismith Prep Player of the Year after averaging 36.2 points, 13.6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.7 blocks per game. Also impressive f...More..

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Korea celebrates rocket-engine test

The United Nations forbids North Korea from conducting long-range missile tests, but allows its satellite program for peaceful use. According to North Korea's claims, the only step left in its development of ...More..

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

Merkel stressed that such insults must stop - "no ifs, no buts" - and that Germany reserved the right to "take all necessary measures, including reviewing the permissions" for campaign events it had already ...More..

Luck has evaded Jose Mourinho at Manchester United: Alex Ferguson
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Luck has evaded Jose Mourinho at Manchester United: Alex Ferguson

There are probably five teams fighting for that top four. Neil Ashton claims that the Portuguese "tore into" the left-back for speaking to Bournemouth players. Sir Alex Ferguson added: "Winning a trophy at ...More..

After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?

Victory looked to be a formality after Johnson produced some stunning golf to go five-up after eight holes, but a couple of bogeys at the ninth and tenth opened the door for Rahm, who took encouragement and sta...More..

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Kansas routs Purdue to reach Elite Eight

When that happened, everything promptly sped up for Purdue. If No. 3 OR is going to have any chance at an upset it must slow Kansas down and force the Jayhawks into bad shots by putting pressure on the ball s...More..

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KU's Frank Mason and Josh Jackson make NCAA All-Midwest Regional team

In the East Regional South Carolina plays Florida. It's coming up. We'll be fine, ' " Self said. "None of our kids have experienced anything like this. OR led by nine at halftime and made seven straight shots l...More..

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Fairytale farewell...but not for England

The German has capped for the national team a total of 130 times in 13 years, and has amassed 48 goals during his run with the national squad. It was a great game, a great result and a great way to say good...More..

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GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

This was my first test at 12 rounds. Two of the judges scored the fight 115-112 for Golovkin, while the third judge had the fight going 114-113 for the Kazakh fighter. Now, there might be another big-money po...More..

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SC upsets Duke to earn Sweet 16 bid

They'll face 3-seed Baylor on Friday (7:29 pm ET, TBS). The loss obviously comes as a shock for a Duke team that had been starting to play well in recent weeks despite a somewhat lackluster player early in th...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Redskins LB Mason Foster tweets about Raiders move to Las Vegas

It will be the third time in franchise history the Raiders will have moved. They also are removed from the scene, if you will, bringing a more measured approach to the review. When NFL owners voted in January...More..

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USMNT withstands slugfest with Panama for valuable road draw

But the visitors overcame tense circumstances, an uneven playing surface and constant Panamanian physicality to achieve the road point they'd originally targeted from this fixture. When he first took over the c...More..

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Argentina slam Federation Internationale de Football Association after Lionel Messi hit with four-game suspension

Brazil lead the standings on 33 points with four matches to play, 11 points ahead of arch-rivals Argentina , who slipped back into fifth after a 2-0 defeat away by Bolivia without suspended captain Lionel M...More..

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Raiders' move to Vegas approved: Now what?

The win included Marcus Allen's famous 74-yard touchdown run. Mark Davis is the owner, and what matters is what is best for him . If I was a fan, I wouldn't attend a game for the next three years, but that's j...More..

Jose Mourinho against global friendlies
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jose Mourinho against global friendlies

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is "totally against" global friendlies following the injuries suffered by Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty. United will be without at least five ...More..

Cristiano Ronaldo 'happy' as Madeira Airport named in his honour
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo 'happy' as Madeira Airport named in his honour

This will be the first time Ronaldo plays with the national team in the city where he grew up. His partner Georgina Rodriguez and mother Maria Aveiro were also in attendance, along with hundreds of fans. In a...More..

Kentucky, Fox roll past UCLA into Elite Eight
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kentucky, Fox roll past UCLA into Elite Eight

Florida guard Chris Chiozza (11) puts up a last second 3-point shot to score the game-winning points against Wisconsin in overtime of an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men's college basketball tourna...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gonzaga And Oregon Off To Men's NCAA Final Four

As you can imagine, head coach Mark Few was overjoyed. And that he would have a chance to appear in the Final Four? "It's not validation now they've made a Final Four ", said the transfer from Cal. I hig...More..

UCF takes in sights prior to NIT semifinals in NYC
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

UCF takes in sights prior to NIT semifinals in NYC

Kenrich Williams scored 14 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had seven assists for the Horned Frogs. "We had a couple great practices and a great shootaround on being ball tough and just passing drills and making...More..

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Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound

Dempsey scored in the 32nd, 49th and 54th minute. Just three months ago, when Arena took the job, he preached patience and tried to temper expectations regarding Pulisic, but that has become more and more har...More..

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns

Then in defense, Graham Zusi replaced Geoff Cameron at right back and Tim Ream slotted in for John Anthony Brooks in the center part of the defense. He has not spoken in detail, but Seattle general manage...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Federer creates history at 35; wins BNP Paribas Open

Federer beat Wawrinka in testing (hot) conditions in California and there is an air of confidence in Federer's game night now. "I'm sorry. I'm just exhausted after 10 days, so, sorry", he said . The last tim...More..

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Marc Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

From trampled grass left of the 18th fairway, a tree slightly in his way, Hoffman chose to punch a 7-iron and have it run down the firm fairway. Hoffmann caught up with Kevin Kisner with three consecutive bir...More..

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UNC's Luke Maye gets standing ovation at class

After Kentucky took a 64-59 lead, Carolina scored 12 unanswered points. Kentucky's freshmen De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk hit three quick 3s, the last two by Monk and his second with 7.2 seconds left tied i...More..

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Waugh finds elements of himself and Ponting in Kohli's captaincy

With the series 1-1 going into the final Test, Dharamsala shapes up to be one of India's most important matches in recent times, and a hard one for India to negotiate without their captain. "The physio can ...More..

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way

Munir levelled for Valencia on the brink of half-time but then Messi provided the difference early in the second half. Real top the la liga table with 65 points from 27 games, two ahead of Barcelona's 63 ...More..

IN PICS: Airport renamed after Ronaldo & statue unveiled
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

IN PICS: Airport renamed after Ronaldo & statue unveiled

Its appearance attracted plenty of comment in the media and online. Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stands next to the dubious statue. Madeira has renamed itself "Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo " aft...More..

Free agent TJ McDonald suspended first 8 games of 2017
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Free agent TJ McDonald suspended first 8 games of 2017

McDonald, 26, was considered by many to be one of the top remaining free agents available. Under that wet reckless charge - essentially a reduced form of DUI - McDonald was sentenced to 36 months' probation. ...More..

US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

Players went in to negotiations asking for equitable support, not equal pay, as the men who populate USA Hockey's national team have their training, meals, nutrition appointments and more covered by their day j...More..

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Brazil book World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

Messi was punished for abusing an official after using "insulting words" towards an assistant referee during Thursday's 1-0 win over Chile . But a closer look at the team's performance, especially without its ...More..

France's former Socialist PM Valls backs centrist Macron in election
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

France's former Socialist PM Valls backs centrist Macron in election

Now Socialist party members and their voters have to face the ugly fact that Valls has done exactly what Macron did a year earlier. Polls put Hamon in a humiliating fifth place, behind the independent leftist...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Defoe on song as England beat Lithuania

And when he led the Three Lions out for their World Cup qualifier alongside a recalled Defoe , more than a few fans found they suddenly had something in their eye. Injuries to younger strikers seem to be the b...More..