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Chicago Bears deal again, take D-II TE Adam Shaheen
- May 01, 2017

The notion that the Bears now have Glennon and Trubisky isn't necessarily a bad thing - it might be nice for Trubisky, a youngster with limited high-level starting experience, to hold a clipboard for a year. 67 or No. 111 - so who cares if you trade those picks away if you can get "the man"? For comparison's sake, the Raiders acquired only a second-round draft pick (No. (more...)
'Challenge accepted': Is Tyson Fury next for Anthony Joshua?
- May 01, 2017

Fury responded to the challenge on Twitter, writing: "Well done Anthony Joshua good fight, you had life and death with Klitschko and I played with the guy, let's dance". Joshua used some of that money to buy his very first boxing club, Finchley ABC, some new equipment. He also insisted that the 27-year-old champion remains "vulnerable" before, having long dismissed his points defeat by Tyson Fury in 2015 as an "off-night", saying he had no excuse this time around. (more...)
At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat
- May 01, 2017

His mum Yeta Odusanya, who is banned from watching him box, and 18-month-old son Joshua were not ringside for the fight. The only speed bump in the way at present could be Fury's impending hearing with UK Anti-Doping . "I knew it was possible to hurt him but I am learning round by round", he said. "So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko ", said Joshua. Joshua is open to fighting the Ukrainian again if that's the route Klitschko decides to take but "AJ" reckons that certain parties ... (more...)
Tarasenkshow: Blues best player does his thing, evens series with Predators
- May 01, 2017

Another defenseman, Ryan Ellis initiated scoring in Game 3 three seconds after a failed power play with a one-timer from 36 feet out at 10:34 of the first period. That was the game-winner in the 2-1 win for Ottawa. That was exactly what Blues coach Mike Yeo wanted to see, keeping a power-play unit that has been the NHL's best this postseason off the ice. (more...)
Follow the 2017 NFL Draft Live Follow the 2017 NFL Draft Live
- May 01, 2017

The 2.8% bump might not be that much overall, but combined with the streaming increase (and the fact that in the wake of layoffs, a ratings loss compared to 2016 would have been approaching United levels of bad PR), it's just what ESPN needed . (more...)
Watch final of the 2017 Barcelona Open live online and on TV
- May 01, 2017

Ramos-Vinolas had chances to beat Murray for the second straight time, but the top-ranked British player controlled the decisive points to close out the match in three hours. Nadal has had an incredible week where he didn't drop a single set. However, Nadal broke serve in the 10th game and claimed the first set, before breaking twice in a row in the second to clinch the title on his favourite clay surface. (more...)
Life of a goalie in Eastern playoff series is complicated
- May 01, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) celebrates his goal with Olli Maatta (3), of Finland, Tom Kuhnhackl (34), of Germany, and Ron Hainsey (65) as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) skates away during the. A minute later, Fleury flailed into several unorthodox contortions to protect a 3-2 lead as a mad scramble developed around his crease. In fact, three times (1992, '96 and 2009) they held 2-0 series leads before collapsing. (more...)
Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2 Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2
- May 01, 2017

It sounds like the team is starting to tune out head coach Alain Vigneault , which could ultimately lead to his firing if the Rangers lose out in the first round for the second straight year. That was enough offense to back Cam Talbot's first shutout in four career playoff appearances. "It (was) a lot about what we were doing", Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty said. (more...)
After Middlesbrough Victory, Arsene Wenger Demands Perfection from Ailing Arsenal Squad After Middlesbrough Victory, Arsene Wenger Demands Perfection from Ailing Arsenal Squad
- May 01, 2017

You could see that on some occasions, we were a bit over-cautious tonight. Second half we gave away some risky situations in our box, but overall it gave us a bit of reassurance and that's what we need at the moment. "There was a bit of nervousness in our dressing room before kick-off because we had not had a good run and that can happen - confidence in life goes away quickly and comes back slowly - but this result helps". (more...)
Washington defensive backs drafted in 2nd round Washington defensive backs drafted in 2nd round
- May 01, 2017

Jones is 6-1½, 220 pounds and ran the 40 in 4.41. "I am excited to be able to play with a guy like that". How do you make a team that went to the NFC Championship game better? "He's played a lot of football at Wisconsin". 29 based on recent mock drafts, let alone there for if they traded out of the first round. "Just an aggressive, strong, strong lower body, can run through contact", said Sullivan. (more...)
Gomez's cycle, Darvish's pitching lead Rangers to 6-3 win Gomez's cycle, Darvish's pitching lead Rangers to 6-3 win
- May 01, 2017

Darvish is 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA in his career against the Angels (13-12), who are two games ahead of the Rangers (10-13) in the AL West. After sweeping the Royals in a four-game set to kick off the ten-game affair, the Rangers proceeded to lose two of three to the Twins, and today dropped the rubber game of a three-game set with the Angels. (more...)
Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Klitschko
- May 01, 2017

Klitschko who had barely thrown any power punches before the knockdown, came back to make the end of the fifth round interesting and knocked Joshua down in the next round. The Ukrainian in his post match comment noted that he needed to take some time to "figure out" what happened. "Two gentlemen fought each other". Anthony was better today. (more...)
NFL prospect to meet with police Monday on rape accusation
- May 01, 2017

He released a statement through his agent Tuesday denying the accusation and saying that he has evidence he did nothing wrong. When the reported rape allegations went public, multiple National Football League teams were reportedly in constant contact with Conley's lawyers to obtain information about what really happened. (more...)
John Higgins takes surprise four-frame lead over Mark Selby
- May 01, 2017

The first to 18 frames wins the world title. "I need to play at the top of my game to get past him - he has got all of the experience here, a four-time victor and he is just a class player". But Hendry thinks Higgins could struggle to match Selby's intensity a decade on. For Higgins, a fifth Crucible triumph is the target, and it would move him level with O'Sullivan's haul of Sheffield success. (more...)
National Hockey League playoffs: Washington moves on to face Pittsburgh, Ottawa eliminates Boston
- May 01, 2017

It was do or die for the Maple Leafs Sunday night, with fans on pins and needles for the game that would determine whether a shot at the Stanley Cup was in the stars for Toronto. "I think we left it all out on the ice". We have unbelievable support from the city of Toronto and Leafs Nation. "The future's bright for us". From what I saw, I thought it was OK. (more...)
The frustrated fan reaction to Man United's Champions League setback
- May 01, 2017

United eventually took the lead three minutes into first half added time as Rooney converted from the penalty spot after Fabianski was controversially adjudged to have fouled Marcus Rashford. United's first chance came when Anthony Martial found the perfectly timed run of Jesse Lingard, but Lingard couldn't get enough power on his first time shot allowing Fabianski to save. (more...)
San Antonio Spurs Hold on for Win Over Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Hold on for Win Over Memphis Grizzlies
- May 01, 2017

Fizdale said he has gotten a lot of community support since his outburst; and, if he has created a catch-phrase, he's fine with that. The first-year head coach then slammed his fist on a table and stormed off. "They shot 11 times in the paint and shot 23 free throws". "I was proud of what Dave Fizdale did, being a former coach here", Riley said Wednesday at his end-of-season address. (more...)
Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith in one-stroke lead at Zurich Classic
- May 01, 2017

CHASING: Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed also shoot 62 to reach 14 under. Some of the biggest names in the tournament, however, won't be around for the weekend. CHIP SHOTS: Spieth and Palmer, 18-hole co-leaders, started on No. 10 and were only 1 under for the round heading to the fourth tee. They had fallen behind by two strokes, with Kisner and Brown birdieing 10 of their first 11 holes Sunday. (more...)
How Corey Davis can make an immediate impact for the Tennessee Titans
- May 01, 2017

Davis did not participate in the National Football League combine or a pro day after he had two torn ligaments repaired in his ankle in January. "Corey dominated his competition in the MAC and then in those instances where Western got a chance to play up against bigger opponents, those are games that people will really study", Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said. (more...)
Only four National Football League teams had Mixon on draft board
- May 01, 2017

According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report , Mixon is still an option for the Packers, especially if he falls to the end of the second round. Not only is the running back a talented runner but Mixon can also catch the ball. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers snagged safety Justin Evans with the 50th overall pick. In the third round, the Bengals selected Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis 73rd overall. (more...)