McElroy | Time for the Saints to move on from Malcolm Butler

25 Apr, 2017

That was in the cards once Butler signed his offer sheet last week, especially because he and the Saints had reached an agreement on a framework for a long-term deal. Over the past few months, there were reports going around that the Saints were interested in the one-time Pro Bowler. Malcolm Butler may have to wait a year for a massive payday if Saints don't strike.

Wainwright Leads Cardinals Over Brewers

24 Apr, 2017

CUBS 6, REDS 5 (11 ) Anthony Rizzo tied it with a two-out, three-run home run in the top of the ninth, and Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, rallying Chicago to a victory over host Cincinnati. He walked two and struck out seven. "Half a game is not going to be enough to straighten something out", Matheny said. "Ever since we left camp, he's been dealing with some upper respiratory issues that I think they (medical staff) were trying to identify", Cardinals general manager ...

In Green Bay, in December? More on the Bucs in cold weather

22 Apr, 2017

After the mini-bye and Thursday Night game, the Seahawks host the Falcons for Monday Night Football then head to San Franciso for their second matchup against the 49ers. McCarthy's team had enough injuries to benefit from the bye in Week 4 last year , but without a bye later in the year it forced him to cut back on practice time in order to keep the team fresh down the stretch.

Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

20 Apr, 2017

The series shifts to Chicago on Friday in what is essentially a must-win Game 3 at the United Center. After landing a max-contract free agent, showing marked improvement to grab the one seed over the defending champions and raising expectations, the Boston Celtics are somehow back on the verge of another first-round exit in the playoffs.

Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride

19 Apr, 2017

His first points didn't come until after the halfway point of the third quarter. At some point in the playoffs, the team will find its groove and make its way through the East to meet the Warriors in the Finals. We know how good LeBron is going to be, we know how good Kyrie is going to be. Game 3 is Thursday night in Memphis. Harden also had nine assists and seven rebounds, and Patrick Beverley had a playoff career-best 21 points along with 10 rebounds for the Rockets.

I think someone wanted to push me out - Ranieri

19 Apr, 2017

Since his departure, the intensity to Leicester's play has returned and the team won six straight games under replacement coach Craig Shakespeare until a 4-2 loss at Everton on Sunday. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel denied those allegations while, as recently as last weekend, right-back Danny Simpson admitted that Ranieri's decision to change the meal options for Foxes players did not go down well.

Atletico and Leicester both relatively satisfied with result

16 Apr, 2017

Leicester thought they had a tough night tonight, it will be a lot tougher next week. Atletico coach Diego Simeone lamented his side's inability to kill the tie, but lauded Leicester's defensive effort. Shakespeare has halted Leicester's slide since succeeding Claudio Ranieri while Allardyce has overseen five wins in six games to fire Palace's survival bid.

Actually, Moe Harkless Is The MVP

16 Apr, 2017

He came into Wednesday's game shooting 35.1 percent (68 of 194) on the season. It was his final three-point attempt of the night; he finished three-for-five from outside the arc. Harkless, who signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Blazers over the summer, was a 30 percent 3-point shooter in his first four seasons, making just 27.9 percent with Portland last season.

Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

15 Apr, 2017

And the fun is just starting. The forecast is for little-to-no wind , sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s. That won't make it any easier, as survival gives way to what could be a shootout among some of golf's biggest stars. "For me in my position I just have to play a really good front nine, so I can start something on the back nine". "I feel great. I mean, after the first round I couldn't ask for much better than this".

Title race now more interesting - Conte

14 Apr, 2017

For sure there was something, but I think it's right also to accept the decision of the referee. Still they need 21 points to win the title. "I think they showed they were a good team". and there were just one or two things which I wanted to talk to them about". The Saints are winless in their last two Premier League matches, including a scoreless draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.

D'Arnaud homers in 16th, Mets beat Marlins 9-8

14 Apr, 2017

Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. He took the loss last Saturday against the Marlins in his debut, allowing three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out seven over five frames.

Alli deserves Player of the Year nomination - Pochettino

14 Apr, 2017

But many Reds thinks Sadio Mane's exclusion is unfair and have taken to Twitter to air their disappointment. Alli and Harry Kane are both in the running for individual PFA awards, while Barton has also selected three Spurs defenders in his team.

Marshawn could turn his attention to the Patriots

12 Apr, 2017

After meeting with the Oakland Raiders , there's talk that Beast Mode's eyeing a job with the New England Patriots and this is why I think that's a terrible idea. The Marshawn Lynch to Raiders rumors still seem to make the most sense, as he would be heading home to play the 2017 National Football League season.

Ailing Josh Donaldson not starting in Blue Jays' home opener

12 Apr, 2017

After the rough slide through Baltimore and Tampa to start the season and with the Leafs and Raptors finalizing playoff plans, the home opener may have been robbed of some of its festive sizzle. "Some that he's fouling off now, in the future he won't miss them". Osuna's in the midst of his third season with the Jays. After attending all 39 of the Toronto Blue Jays' home openers, one super fan will be watching at home with his family this year due to the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Derby hero Griezmann won't rule out Real Madrid move

11 Apr, 2017

Just when it looked like one goal would be enough, Griezmann stunned the Bernabeu with his 23rd goal in all competitions this season - the France global expertly firing home from substitute Angel Correa's precise through ball. Now the Frenchman and his team-mates turn their attentions to the Champions League, with the first leg of their quarter-final against Leicester coming up on Wednesday.

Richard Sherman Asked Seahawks To Trade Him

11 Apr, 2017

That said, Pelissero does not expect those offers to come, and he reports both sides are "good" with staying together for another season. He's also due $11 million per year over the next two seasons and has bragged about what his "value" would be around the league.

Bookies slash odds on Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez joining Tottenham to 3/1

11 Apr, 2017

With Arsenal all but certain to lose their star striker in the summer, former United star Robson has suggested Sanchez would be a good signing for the Old Trafford club. "You get to see pictures that maybe you don't want to see and then you read them and it might give you a bit of thinking that you should not think about".

David Moyes not giving up on Sunderland's survival

11 Apr, 2017

David Moyes says Seb Larsson's red card changed the course of yesterday's game against Manchester United - but refused to use it as an excuse for another Sunderland defeat. "Lee Cattermole trained today and looked fine". "Victor's up and running". Sunderland are now 10 points from safety and with the team having failed to score in their last six games, it would be hard for anyone to begrudge a change in the dugout, but it could be argued that a game of this importance is what David Moyes ...

Leon lights fire under Sox in win over Tigers

10 Apr, 2017

Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos is congratulated by Ian Kinsler after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox , Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Detroit . "If he bobbles that ball, if he doesn't field that ball cleanly, it's a tie ballgame", McCann said. Bruce Rondon wasn't as sharp when he came on in the eighth, allowing two hits and a walk while recording just one out.

Feldman, Duvall spark Reds over Cardinals 8-0

10 Apr, 2017

Garrett struck out four, walked two and needed only 78 pitches to record 18 outs. Garrett progressed through the Reds' minor league ranks following his decision to depart from St. BALTIMORE - Hyun Soo Kim hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning and Baltimore overcame a multi-run deficit for the second straight day to beat NY.

Big 12's decision to stand pat opened American's door to Wichita State

09 Apr, 2017

Previously, Wichita State had floated the idea of reviving their football program from 1986 as a way to attract possible conference affiliations. The vote was unanimous, according to messages on social media. With Wichita State facing bigger teams like University of Connecticut, University of Houston, and Southern Methodist University, thousands of more people are expected to show up to games, meaning more money put into the Wichita economy.

Garrett Richards: Richards MRI shows biceps nerve irritation

08 Apr, 2017

C Martin Maldonado started the first three games this season. He then exited the game after 4 2/3 scoreless innings and was holding his right arm. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards (43) throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Adams, Fournette, Pocic speak about Pro Day and the upcoming National Football League draft

07 Apr, 2017

If anyone in this year's National Football League draft is prepared for the pressure and expectations that come with being a top-10 pick, it's Jamal Adams. In three seasons at LSU, Fournette rushed over 100 yards 19 times and amassed 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns in just 32 games. Say what you want about his final season at LSU, where he was still running for 6.53 yards per carry while hurt basically the whole season.

England's Dier wary of Lithuania threat

07 Apr, 2017

Dier, who played the full match in Germany, said he hadn't heard the chants but added he hoped they would not be repeated during Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley . The goalkeeper, who is on loan at Torino from Manchester City , will lead out the Three Lions on what will be his 70th cap. Right now, Gareth Southgate and the English national team must accept that they are behind Germany , Spain, Italy, France and Portugal in terms of tactical strength.

MLB Predictions: Will Braves cover as underdog vs. Syndergaard, Mets? 4/3/17

06 Apr, 2017

There was always a very good chance that we were going to be in for a low-scoring affair this afternoon, and for six innings that's exactly what we got from Julio Teheran and Noah Syndergaard . Teheran is 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 15 career games against the Mets, 14 starts. Duda said . "I just made a decision to be aggressive and it paid off".

Sanchez transfer talk is disrespectful to both Arsenal and Chelsea, says Conte

06 Apr, 2017

The pair have each refused to sign long-term contract extensions, with Wenger saying two weeks ago that discussions are on hold until the summer. Arsene Wenger has voiced his dismay with the ongoing debate over Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal amid speculation linking the Chile global with a move to Chelsea.

Guerra is put on Brewers' DL - Los Angeles Times

06 Apr, 2017

Two right-handers who took disparate roads to the majors will share a distinction Monday as opening-day starters when the Rockies visit the Brewers at Miller Park. Brewers: RHP Zach Davies made his first opening-day roster after a solid 2016. Thames' two-run double tied the game at 4 and chase starter Jon Gray with no outs.

Dolphins' offseason workouts begin April 17; mandatory minicamp set for June

04 Apr, 2017

That punishment included the forfeiture of the Seahawks' first week of 2017 OTAs - which amounted to three OTA days - along with a fifth-round pick and fines totaling $600,000. Phase two: The following three weeks may include on-field workouts, individual player instruction and drills. Voluntary offseason workout programs are meant to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

Raiders headed to Vegas

03 Apr, 2017

MARK DAVIS: I love Oakland. The letter was in response to additional details Schaaf released publicly on Friday regarding the last-minute efforts from the city to keep the Raiders in Oakland. However, the Coliseum spends more than $8 million per year to enable the Raiders to play there - including game-day operations such as security and sanitation.

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

03 Apr, 2017

Carrie Lam , who won an election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive is a former student activist who climbed the rungs of the civil service for over 36 years, and a tough, capable and possibly divisive Beijing-backed leader.

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