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Sports Mel Kiper Jr. has four Alabama players in latest mock draft
Author: 0 Mel Kiper Jr. has four Alabama players in latest mock draft

Derrick Brown, Derrick Brown, I'm looking at the circles, he is a guy that definitely jumped off the page. On Wednesday, in a conference call with reporters, Kiper looked ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft class and said the Tigers could produce several prospects across their front four alone.

Sports First Qatar referee to officiate at FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation
Author: 0 First Qatar referee to officiate at FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation

FIFA's referee list for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation does not feature a single British referee for the first time since 1938. Marwa 41, will do the job with 62 other assistants and 36 referees. It said Europe is providing the most number of referees with 10 and also the most number of assistants with 20. He referred to FIFA President Joseph Blatter's announcement in 2010 about the 2018 World Cup taking place in Russia, something that Nathan claimed was followed by a series ...

Sports Aussie coach: We need to be more like NZ
Author: 0 Aussie coach: We need to be more like NZ

Smith and Warner were banned from playing any high level cricket in Australia for a year. "This is the first time I've seen this happen and I can assure you it will never happen again", he said. "So, we've got to make sure we're respecting the game, its traditions, and understanding (how) the game holds itself around the world", he added. "I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans".

Author: 0 Giancarlo Stanton homers in 1st Yankees at-bat

Bird recently underwent ankle surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least 6 weeks according to the Yankees. Stanton brought home leadoff man Brett Gardner with one out. "I have the feeling that someone's always working harder, so I do the most I can". "It's different that way". With Judge and Stanton together in the lineup, that's certainly going to be the case in 2018.

Sports Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd Headed To Hall Of Fame
Author: 0 Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd Headed To Hall Of Fame

This allowed Nash , who hung up his boots in 2015, to join Kidd and Hill who each retired in 2015 in the 2018 class. Kidd , who ranks third in National Basketball Association history with 107 triple-doubles, was a 10-time All-Star and won a championship with the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks .

Sports Joel Embiid leaves game due to injury
Author: 0 Joel Embiid leaves game due to injury

Embiid collided with teammate Markelle Fultz in the first half of Wednesday's game against the Knicks, suffering a facial contusion. In 62 appearances during the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, Embiid is averaging 23.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 30.7 minutes.

Sports Rusty Staub dead: New York Mets slugger, six-time All-Star was 73
Author: 0 Rusty Staub dead: New York Mets slugger, six-time All-Star was 73

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets say former slugger Rusty Staub has died at 73. Staub was one of the original Expos in 1969, quickly becoming a fan favourite by hitting.302 with 29 home runs and 79 RBIs during that first season. Staub was widely beloved by Mets fans during his nine years with the team, which included a four-year stint in the early 1970s and a return almost 10 years later, when the outfielder and first baseman was approaching 40.

Sports 'Devastated' Smith makes tearful apology for ball-tampering
Author: 0 'Devastated' Smith makes tearful apology for ball-tampering

I made a serious error of judgment, and I now understand the consequences. "I know it is going to be a hard journey back, but the moment I step outside this room is the moment I take the step forward to earning that respect back". "I am extremely disappointed and regret my actions". "All I can do in the short term is ask for forgiveness, I hope you can allow it in your hearts to allow me to progress on that journey".

Sports Melania Trump 'focused on being a mom' amid Stormy Daniels controversy
Author: 0 Melania Trump 'focused on being a mom' amid Stormy Daniels controversy

Tuesday on HLN's "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered", host S.E. Cupp said it would be heroic for "for a generation of young girls" if first Lady Melania Trump left her "jerk" husband President Donald Trump in light of reports alleging several extramarital affairs, unlike Hillary Clinton staying with former president Bill Clinton.

Sports Newman's huge OT powers KU to Final Four
Author: 0 Newman's huge OT powers KU to Final Four

The Jayhawks may be on the road for their Final Four game against Villanova Saturday but they can still catch the game at Allen Fieldhouse. KU-Villanova is expected to tip off at 7:49 Saturday night, or 40 minutes after the 5:09 p.m. The main Final Four broadcasts are on TBS. For seniors Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonte Newman, the Final Four comes after two disappointing exits in the Elite Eight.

Sports Cameron Bancroft comes clean on ball-tampering controversy in emotional apology
Author: 0 Cameron Bancroft comes clean on ball-tampering controversy in emotional apology

Issuing a public apology, Lehmann asked for an apology for the "grave mistakes" done by Steve Smith , Cameron Bancroft and Vice-captain David Warner , who stepped down from his position following the sandpaper scandal in Cape Town . Meanwhile, IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla also said that the Aussie duo won't be allowed to take part in the league and the SRH and RR will get a chance to replace the two banned players.

Sports Chelsea fullback Alonso gives Conte backing: He's done a great job
Author: 0 Chelsea fullback Alonso gives Conte backing: He's done a great job

The disappointment of losing the FA Cup Final last season at the hands of Arsenal has grown on the club, with this campaign causing further frustrations. "Sunday is an important game because if we win we go very close - otherwise we continue to stay not so close and with seven games to go it will be hard to take a place in the Champions League ".

Sports Should Spurs target Digne if Manchester United's Shaw joins Barcelona?
Author: 0 Should Spurs target Digne if Manchester United's Shaw joins Barcelona?

Due to this disagreement, Umtiti is reportedly considering a move away from Barcelona and according to the report, he has no shortage of offers. The Red side of Manchester was aware of the fact that Umtiti's contract is expiring in 2021 and his release clause was in the vicinity of £53 million, which is quite cheap for a world-class defender in this transfer market.

Sports Steve Bould: 'Arsene Wenger as hungry as ever'
Author: 0 Steve Bould: 'Arsene Wenger as hungry as ever'

Arsenal are sixth in the table and look likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for the second campaign in succession, although they could yet earn a place in the competition by winning the Europa League . Bould reported that Jack Wilshere was fit after the knee problem that ruled him out of England's friendlies against Holland and Italy . 'I admire him immensely , ' Bould said.

Sports David Warner, Steve Smith Banned From IPL 2018
Author: 0 David Warner, Steve Smith Banned From IPL 2018

While answering questions to the media, Steve broke down into tears and said, "I am sorry". However, chief coach Darren Lehmann was surprisingly given a clean chit after CA concluded its preliminary investigations yesterday. "I feel really sorry for him", concluded Faf du Plessis . Warner was identified as the instigator of the tampering in the findings of the Cricket Australia investigation, instructing junior batsman Cameron Bancroft how to scuff up one half of the ball with ...

Sports Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances
Author: 0 Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances

The pair met in the Californian desert just three weeks ago with 2009 US Open champion del Potro winning 6-2, 6-3, but 25th-ranked Raonic was on his game from the off. The Croatian's run was halted by big-serving Isner in just 87 minutes to set up a last-eight meeting with South Korean 19th seed and rising star Chung Hyeon.

Sports Jorginho Can Picture Premier League Move, Roma Tout
Author: 0 Jorginho Can Picture Premier League Move, Roma Tout "Fairly Big" Salah Fee

As per ESPN , The Roma President denied that the pair would be leaving in the Summer, amid recent reports Liverpool had stepped up efforts to sign the Brazilian. "We really don't have a necessity to sell Alisson". As one of the stand-out players in the Partenopei's Scudetto chasing side, Jorginho has been peaking the interest of a number of top managers and though he's insisted that he's focused on Napoli, a move to the Premier League could peak his interest.

Sports Rockets Clinch Franchise Wins Record with Victory over Pelicans
Author: 0 Rockets Clinch Franchise Wins Record with Victory over Pelicans

With the win, not only did Houston achieve a new franchise record for the most wins in a regular season, but they also moved one step closer towards securing the top seed in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. The New Orleans Pelicans have been in pretty strong form lately as they're coming into this game looking for a fifth straight win after sneaking past the Lakers in a 128-125 home win on Thursday.

Sports David Warner apologises for bringing 'stain on the game'
Author: 0 David Warner apologises for bringing 'stain on the game'

Tim Paine , who took over from Smith as captain mid-match in Cape Town as the furore began to unfold, was officially appointed captain of the Test team on Tuesday. It has been widely alleged that Lehmann wanted Bancroft to hide the evidence, something the side's most inexperienced player spectacularly failed to do when he shoved the sandpaper down his trousers.

Sports Guerrero Jr. offers Jays fans exciting glimpse of the future
Author: 0 Guerrero Jr. offers Jays fans exciting glimpse of the future

His son, a 19-year old third basemen, may not play in the majors until the 2019 season but he is considered the top prospect in the Blue Jays organization so it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets called up sometime this season. "I was talking with Demarlo (Hale) and said, 'Put Vladdy there, he might get and extra at-bat.' Sure enough two outs and nobody on, I said to Pete (Walker), 'This is maybe what's supposed to be.' So it's pretty cool".

Sports Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket
Author: 0 Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket

Junior opening batsman Cameron Bancroft will sit out nine months for using sandpaper in an attempt to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Former leg spinner Shane Warne, who was forced to undertake a 12-month road to redemption in 2003 after testing positive for a banned substance, feels CA was too harsh.

Sports Cost of ball tampering: Aussie test sponsor drops contract
Author: 0 Cost of ball tampering: Aussie test sponsor drops contract

The Australian opening batsman was named the architect of the plan that led to Cameron Bancroft working on the ball with sandpaper during the third Test against South Africa at Cape Town. All three players have been barred from the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League, with Smith and Warner earlier relinquishing the captaincies of their franchises.

Sports Jags acquire backup QB Kessler from Browns
Author: 0 Jags acquire backup QB Kessler from Browns

Most draft analysts projected Kessler as a sixth-round pick or even to go undrafted two years ago, but former Browns Director of Football Operations Sashi Brown surprised everybody by picking Kessler 93rd overall. In nine games, including eight starts, during the 2016 season, Kessler completed 128 of his 195 attempts (65.6 percent) for 1,380 yards and six touchdowns against just two interceptions.

Sports Ball tampering drama: Joe Root not aware of any during Ashes
Author: 0 Ball tampering drama: Joe Root not aware of any during Ashes

Steve Smith (L) and Stuart Broad (R) exchange words during the second Ashes cricket Test match in Adelaide. Australian cricket at large, and Cameron Bancroft in particular, just can't catch a break. "Any England player that has toured Australia can laugh at those comments really, because some of the comments we hear on the pitch by Australian supporters.it's worse than South Africa".

Sports Latest Rumours on Arturo Vidal
Author: 0 Latest Rumours on Arturo Vidal

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of midfielders, including Toni Kroos, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Jean Michel Seri and Jorginho to name but a few, and now we can add Arturo Vidal to that list. Could Arturo Vidal link up with Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford? Widespread reports have suggested that Chile global star Arturo Vidal could leave Bayern in the coming summer, due to the arrival of Leon Goretzka from Schalke.

Sports Villanova, Kansas, Michigan and Loyola-Chicago Set the Final Four Stage
Author: 0 Villanova, Kansas, Michigan and Loyola-Chicago Set the Final Four Stage

OK, I only pointed out their mascot and mentioned that they were in the tournament. March Madness has finally come down to the final four , and the lineup of teams is unlike what most people expected it to be. Coach Nelson rode with the Wildcats , as Villanova was his lone victor in both the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8. Even with a talented Kansas team standing int he way, Wright knows he will get the best out of his players in San Antonio .

Sports Royals' Perez to miss 4-6 weeks after injury
Author: 0 Royals' Perez to miss 4-6 weeks after injury

Perez absolutely crushed the ball during spring training with reps in the four-hole, registering a.350 batting average with six home runs and four doubles. After resting and icing the remainder of the night, he recieved an MRI Wednesday, which revealed a grade 2 sprain. In 2012, Perez signed a five-year extension and just prior to the 2016 regular season, inked another five-year pact that would keep him in the fray through 2021.

Sports Best Player in the NBA Thinks He Should Be MVP
Author: 0 Best Player in the NBA Thinks He Should Be MVP

He returned in the second quarter and was evidently not his usual self, finishing with one point, one rebound, one turnover, and two fouls in seven minutes. Cleveland showed life in the third, getting within 13 late in the quarter and then having three shots to cut even more off Miami's lead. Cleveland changed its starting lineup, with Jeff Green in for Larry Nance Jr.

Sports Kyrgios gets into Twitter spat with Verdasco
Author: 0 Kyrgios gets into Twitter spat with Verdasco

The tweet was deleted by Kyrgios as soon as Verdasco won the match. "Thanks for blocking me, I'm sure that took a lot of courage". Following the Spaniard's win, the pair shared an awkward handshake and went their separate ways. The Spaniard will will face compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in his next round, while Kyrgios will take on Alexander Zverev , who is now the world number five.