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Former Michigan OT Jake Long announces retirement from NFL

Former Michigan OT Jake Long announces retirement from NFL

Jake Long, the Dolphins' only No. 1 overall pick since their inaugural season, has called it a career. He was a perennial Pro Bowler during his days with the Dolphins, but injuries derailed his career. Long spent 2008 until 2012 with the Dolphins until he ended up with the Rams for 2013 and 2014. Long wrote that he wanted to thank all of the organizations he played for, but in particular felt an appreciation for the Miami Dolphins. Read More

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Wall, Beal pace Wizards past Hawks

This was certainly a winnable game for Atlanta, and it casts even more doubt on their prospects for the rest of the series. Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood that sensational day by the Trail Blazers' dynamic backcourt duo to win Game 1 of the first-round series 121-109 on Sunday. Read More

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NHL Roundup: Blackhawks stunned by Predators in sweep

The Predators played like the dominant team as they did all series - fast and frustrating the Hawks any time Chicago tried to enter their zone. PITTSBURGH - The puck fluttered into the net and the Columbus Blue Jackets thrust their arms into the air, certain they had tied the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the third period of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Read More

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Sanchez sends Arsenal into FA Cup final with win over City

Sanchez sends Arsenal into FA Cup final with win over City

Arsenal will play Premier League leaders Chelsea in the final on May 27 as they look to mark their record 20th FA Cup showpiece appearance by winning the tournament for the third time in the last four years. City nearly won it when Toure unleashed a stunning 20-yard volley that was tipped onto the post by Cech. They hit the woodwork twice in quick succession with Cech tipping a hooked Toure shot onto the post and Fernandinho thumping a header against the bar. Read More

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James seals win, Cavs sweep Pacers

The Pacers sure didn't make it easy, though. James sank a 3-pointer to give Cleveland a 103-102 edge, made a steal, then missed another 3-point shot, but Kyrie Irving grabbed the rebound and Kyle Korver was fouled, hitting two free throws to stretch the Cavaliers lead to 105-102. Read More

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Messi magic snatches El Classico win for Barca

Messi magic snatches El Classico win for Barca

La Liga title-holders Barca recorded a stunning 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Madrid thanks to Messi's 92nd-minute victor at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. The Madrid boss continued: "We created a lot during the whole game. There were many chances for both teams and the pace was very high", Luis Enrique continued. Read More

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101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m

101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m

Man Kaur crossed the line to rapturous applause, mobbed by paparazzi wanting to record this moment, reporters seeking the secrets of long life and just about everyone else wanting a selfie with this true force of nature. "I am going to run again, I am not going to give up", she said. "She feels like everybody here is her son". The Masters Games takes place every four years, with several regional events taking place as well. Read More

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Changes coming for Blackhawks after another 1st-round loss

Bowman promised changes for the Blackhawks, who won two Stanley Cups in the previous three seasons before their first-round exit against the St. Louis Blues a year ago in seven games. During his stint with St. Louis, Kitchen served under Quenneville as well. He set career lows with 21 goals and a plus-7 rating this season, and then struggled when matched up against Nashville's athletic top line in the playoffs. Read More

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DeMarcus Ware re-signs with Cowboys to retire as part of team

DeMarcus Ware re-signs with Cowboys to retire as part of team

The Redskins have even sacrificed first round draft picks to select players that flame out before realizing their full potential ( Robert Griffin III ). "Where you start at, it's where you want to finish". David Irving has shown flashes, and Dallas should see Charles Tapper for the first time this year after a back injury sidelined him as a rookie third-round pick. Read More

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Ivan Nova: Ivan Nova dominates in victory over Yankees

Ivan Nova: Ivan Nova dominates in victory over Yankees

New York SS Didi Gregorius (shoulder) played six innings with Class A Tampa on Saturday. The transition from starter to platoon player has been bumpy. We're off the field. Starlin Castro got the NY offense moving with a three-run home run off Pirates starter Jameson Taillon in the sixth. In his seven-plus innings, he allowed just four hits and one run to lower his ERA to 2.00 on the season. Read More

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Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo quarters

Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo quarters

Earlier, the 37-year-old clinched the Chennai Open title back in January with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and ended up on the losing side with Polish partner Marcin Matkowski in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. However, in the super tiebreaker, it was all Bopanna and Cuevas as they took a 6-0 lead and did not leave any room for Feliciano and Marc Lopez, ultimately winning the tie breaker in just 11 minutes. Read More

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Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado

Following a slide in the opening game of the series that saw Machado injure the leg of Red Sox second base Dustin Pedroia, the perceived retaliation waited until Sunday afternoon. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement. The players' association appealed, allowing Sano to continue playing until the appeal is heard and decided. Read More

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Ex-Gator Brantley accused of punching woman

Ex-Gator Brantley accused of punching woman

The police report, according to the outlet, stated that the victim pushed Brantley after he made "crude comments", in which he responded by punching the female in the face. The (defendant's) use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self-defense. "Additionally, the intensity of [his] force far exceeded what was reasonable or necessary". Read More

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Messi shows who's in charge at 'clasico' against Madrid

A last-second victor from the Argentinian, something that has been Real Madrid's speciality this season, condemned the hosts to defeat in a pulsating El Clasico. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead in the 28th and Messi equalized five minutes later after evading two defenders inside the area for his first goal at the Bernabeu since 2014. Read More

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Red Sox DH Ramirez exits with hamstring cramp

Neither Snell nor Wright inspires much confidence these days, but I'm a little more comfortable with Snell, if the offense can back him up. Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson (10) is welcomed to the dugout after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston . Read More

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Sergio Garcia Wins 2017 Masters In Playoff

Sergio Garcia Wins 2017 Masters In Playoff

After countless disappointments, Sergio Garcia was finally able to banish his demons and experience the unbridled joy of a first major victory at the Masters on Sunday. "But lately, I've been getting some good help, and I've been thinking a little bit different, a little bit more positive". "I wish he could have been there with me", he said. Read More

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Celtic tops Rangers 2-0, into Scottish Cup final vs Aberdeen

If it does? Great. "It was a well-played game from us and we deserve to be in the final". Beerman survived, but it was not long before Rangers' hopes of a cup final appearance were extinguished. Of course, they will want to come down and make a better showing. So the players are happy and have good energy. "We know when we turn up that our game is unbelievable". Read More

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Kante pips Hazard, Ibra to PFA POTY award

He said: 'To be chosen by the players to be player of the year means a lot to me. If, by some quirk of fate, Kante's team-mate Eden Hazard picks up the award, the Frenchman can feel very hard done by. Kante has been arguably the signing of the season in the Premier League having joined Chelsea from Leicester for just £32million last summer. "I think Kante is the most complete midfielder in the Premier League at the moment". Read More

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Raptors take 3-2 lead over Bucks

Ibaka made four of those threes and finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, despite feeling the effects of a sprained ankle that Casey said probably would have kept him out of a regular-season game. We have the Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks . "We can't relax, we can't feel like we accomplished anything. we have to keep trying to make it hard on him and hope that he misses some shots". Read More

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/16/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

You're a kid that's really exemplified what we're trying to build here.' It's pretty impressive from a young guy. Fleury is in the zone right now, and we know the Penguins will need him to head-off the Jackets in Game 4. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. His club-record 102nd playoff appearance looked an bad lot like his 101st, when he held the Blue Jackets in check during an early push then waited for NHL's best offense to find its footing. Read More

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Wild on brink of elimination after Blues take Game 3

Minnesota will not beat Allen with perimeter shots or by firing pucks into his chest, as Spurgeon did late in Game 2. "We need to play better defense and play on the same page". It was his third career playoff goal and his first goal this season since February 2. "I saw the replay". It will be interesting to see if having last change will free up Vladimir Tarasenko and others to a lesser extent to get back on their regular season goal scoring pace. Read More

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Newcastle seal Premier League return

Newcastle are winless in three league games (D1 L2) - they haven't gone four without a victory since Rafael Benitez's first four games in charge last April. Although Newcastle are ideally placed, the side has disappointingly fallen away in recent weeks with only one point taken in their last nine, which has left Brighton surging in front to take the Championship title. Read More

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Celtics get one back in Chicago

Before Sunday's postseason loss to the Boston Celtics, Chicago hadn't lost a home game that was broadcast on TNT since early 2013. Thomas will look to continue his impressive showings in Wednesday's Game 5 in Boston as the Celtics attempt to become the first home team to win a contest in this back-and-forth series. Read More

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Chelsea still a team in transition, says Antonio Conte

Chelsea still a team in transition, says Antonio Conte

He added: "The game didn't want to turn in our way because we could have deserved more - in terms of performance it was very good". But Chelsea showed mental resolve to engineer a 4-2 win, Hazard netting the crucial third goal after coming on, and they have the bit between their teeth again prior to Tuesday's visit of Southampton. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

Hernandez's body is now at a funeral home in Bristol - where it was taken after it was released from the medical examiner's officer following his death Wednesday morning. The friend of Jenkins-Hernandez told MassLive one, unnamed National Football League professional attended Monday's funeral ceremony, and four guards of the Bristol County Jail and House of Correction in North Dartmouth, where Hernandez served time before being moved to Souza-Baranowski. Read More

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MacArthur Wins it For Ottawa

The Senators will play the New York Rangers in the second round. "I'm just happy they went in". Just 36 seconds into the power play, MacArthur grabbed a puck that deflected off goalie Tuukka Rask and beat him on the rebound for the series-winner. Read More

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Arsenal's change of system helped belief, says Arsene Wenger

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil insured a narrow 2-1 victory but Holding, making his first Premier League start since September, admitted he'd only practiced the new formation twice in training. We were a bit over cautious in situations. "Recently we lost a lot of direct fights centrally so it will get us a bit stronger in the air." Middlesbrough equalised five minutes after the break when Alvaro Negredo volleyed home Stewart Downing's cross, but Mesut Ozil restored ... Read More

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