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LeBron matches Jordan as Cavaliers down the Hornets

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Smith in the second quarter. During a stoppage in play, the Cavs recognized James in the arena and he was awarded the game ball, which he handed to the team's head of security. James last failed to score in double digits on January 5, 2007, against Milwaukee. Jordan never finished a playoff game with fewer than 10 points. Read More »

Sloane Stephens Edges Pass Ostapenko To Win Miami title

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That, and the French Open , are her only two career titles. "Obviously this place is pretty special to me, said the Fort Lauderdale area native". But she shook her slump on Key Biscayne , improved to 6-0 in finals and will break into the top 10 for first time next week at No. Read More »

First place in Atlantic on the line as Bolts, Bruins meet

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With the win, Boston changes its playoff destiny, now drawing the New Jersey Devils in a first-round matchup if the playoffs started today rather than the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins are 10-2-3 in their last 15 games, the first 13 of those games without Bergeron. Tampa Bay backup Louis Domingue, who played and lost to his old team Monday, is likely to play against the Rangers in NY on Friday night on the second half of a back to back. Read More »

Paul Pogba follows inch-perfect assist with stunning free-kick for France

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Pogba came to the fore again after the break, drawing a foul from Aleksandr Erokhin and duly curling home an eye-catching, long-range strike from the set-piece to double his team's advantage. Watch Pogba's free-kick in the video below . Half-time substitute Igor Smolnikov picked out Smolov with a superb diagonal pass and the latter kept his composure to finish at the far post. Read More »

North and South Korea leaders to hold summit in April

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The planned summit between Moon and Kim will be preceded by performances by South Korean pop singers in North Korea this Sunday and Tuesday. The two Koreas have also reportedly agreed to hold working-level talks on April 4 on the southern part of Panmunjom to discuss issues related to the protocol, security, and media coverage of the summit. Read More »

Venus Beats Konta To Reach Miami Open Quarters

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Defending champion Konta, ranked 14th in the world, secured a 6-2 6-1 victory over the Belgian world number 21 in 65 minutes. She will now face either Monica Puig or American Danielle Collins in the last eight. Just when the erratic Konta needed to put her foot on the accelerator, it was William who responded superbly to put her opponent firmly on the backfoot. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball To Enter The 2018 NBA Draft

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As the UCLA basketball team went on a promotional trip to China , Gelo and two of his teammates were arrested for shoplifting, which garnered global headlines. LiAngelo Ball is likely a potential G League player. Whether that shooting prowess translates to the National Basketball Association remains to be seen and is something scouts and team personnel will have to figure out, but Ball has shown better discrepancy in shooting since going to Lithuania as compared to his run and chuck ... Read More »

Capel leaving Duke to become head coach at Pitt

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Things went south at the end of Capel's tenure at Oklahoma , as the Sooners went 27-36 and missed the NCAA Tournament in two straight seasons. At VCU, he led the Rams back to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 for the first time in almost a decade. Read More »

Harzard reveals when he will consider his Chelsea future

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Meanwhile, Hazard remains tight-lipped over his future, amid speculation that he could depart Stamford Bridge in the summer for the likes of Barcelona . Belgium only have one friendly planned this break, against Saudi Arabia, but the Chelsea goalkeeper won't be taking part. Belgium have been drawn in Group G at the World Cup with England, Panama and Tunisia and Hazard believes they are equipped to go much further than they did in 2014 when they reached the quarter-finals. Read More »

Match recaps: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Day 5

They will say why so I'll get my assistant to say I'm working in Austin. "I've always thought he's one of the most impressive players I've played with and watched go around a golf course ", Thomas said of Watson. Noren beat Thomas 5&3 for third place. Bubba Watson was the first man through to the last four after a 5 and 3 victory over Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the two-time Masters champion turning on the style on the back nine. Read More »

Curry (ankle) set to return tonight vs. Hawks

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Stephen Curry (right) warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the Warriors' game against the Hawks. During the game, the Warriors announced on Twitter that the two-time MVP will no longer return after suffering a "left knee strain". Read More »

N'Golo Kante refutes claims he will join PSG

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Alonso has done more than enough to warrant keeping at Stamford Bridge, and his sale would also leave the Blues short of left-sided options, so the best course of action would likely be to fend off any interest in him this summer. "It's the only title we can win this season so we have to give everything to go in the final and win it". However, his latest statement is set to bring a halt to their chase. Read More »

China will fight 'the bloody battle' for its place, says Xi Jinping

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China considers Taiwan an inviolable part of its territory and suspects that its president, Tsai Ing-wen, wants to declare independence, although she has stated she backs maintaining the status quo. Instead, it will "continue to actively participate in the reform and construction of global governance, and contribute more Chinese wisdom, plans and strength to the world, to promote lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity and an open, tolerant, clean and handsome world", he said. Read More »

National Football League free agent rumors: Jaguars to release WR Allen Hurns

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While the Giants have options at the wide receiver position with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall - not to mention the developing tight end Evan Engram - Hurns could provide much-needed depth at the position. Hurns tweeted thanks to the Jaguars for his time with the organization and said he's looking forward to what's next in his career. He dealt with a high ankle sprain a year ago. Read More »

Spain blame Romanian referee for Rugby World Cup failure

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Why the level of outrage and aggression towards the referee, given how vociferously rugby prides itself on respect for officials? " Rugby Europe Selection Committee is waiting for the assessment report of the Supervisor for Belgium v Spain Match officials ", read a Rugby Europe statement . Read More »

Why the Vikings took a risk on Sheldon Richardson

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Undrafted free agent Tashawn Bower won a job in training camp and then received 10 plays and picked up one sack. Seattle declined to do that in its window to do so this month, because $14 million was far too expensive for them. That was until Wagner's hamstring injury in December. With Tom Johnson , a starter a year ago, and top reserve Shamar Stephen both free agents, the Vikings are looking for help on the interior defensive line. Read More »

Federer equals his best start to year ever

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Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a almost three-hour baseline struggle and Naomi Osaka routed top-ranked Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 in 64 minutes on Friday night to set up a final between two 20-year-olds. "I don't know if it's Australia per se or, taking the benefits from the hard work I put into the new season". "I think the conditions help". But a focused Federer held his nerve, eventually breaking for another time to take the set. Read More »

Stoke City star Jack Butland backs Paul Lambert

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Everton fans have been left in despair at the display of Tom Davies in the 2-1 win against Stoke on Saturday. Tosun made it four goals in three starts as Everton beat 10-man Stoke in another boring game under Allardyce, taking the Blues to the magic 40 point mark of safety. Read More »

Durant Out for at Least 2 Weeks with Rib Cartilage Fracture

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Golden State will remain without both the two-time NBA Most Valuable player Curry and Thompson for road games against the Suns and the Spurs (Monday). The Warriors are suffering from a serious case of Murphy's Law with only 12 games left in the season. During his pregame presser, Kerr said Green - who normally starts at the 4 position - could play some 3 against the visiting Sacramento Kings . Read More »

De Boer is worst manager in English premier league history - Mourinho

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To his credit, he did win a League Cup contest though. Working as a pundit for BT Sport , De Boer had questioned Mourinho's management of Marcus Rashford following the 20-year-old's Man of the Match display against Liverpool . Rashford is in line to start the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night after that performance against Liverpool. Read More »

Teddy Bridgewater plans to sign with Jets

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There was constant speculation that he would be replaced, but it never happened. McCown's season ended prematurely after he suffered a fractured left (non-throwing) hand, which required surgery, in a Week 14 loss to the Denver Broncos . They have Bryce Petty , a fourth-rounder three years ago, and Christian Hackenberg , a second-rounder in 2016, on the roster, along with undrafted free agent Joel Stave. Read More »

Ravens Ink 3-Year Deal With Michael Crabtree

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There was a controversial incident between Grant and the Baltimore Ravens as they had an agreement for a $29 million deal that included $14.5 million guaranteed but the deal became void after he failed a physical. Grant suffered an ankle injury in the Redskins' season finale December 31, ESPN reported. Brown played four seasons with Arizona before signing a one-year contract this week with Baltimore. Read More »

Tyrann Mathieu: 'It's not all about money for me'

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Mathieu refused again, prompting his release. One of them, "Bro you know I'm a savage". Truth be told, the reality that his circumstances could change started to hit the 25-year-old Mathieu during the early stages of last season. He can play in the slot - a position of big need in Green Bay - and at safety, where it's possible the Packers could lose versatile defensive back Morgan Burnett in free agency. Read More »

Tottenham can cope without in-form Kane, says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld has returned to training and could face Swansea City in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final. Spurs now lie third in the league, and narrowly missed out on a berth in the Champions League quarters after losing out to Juventus in a thrilling last-16 tie. Read More »

US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians for election interference

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The treasury's announcement on Thursday echoed Mr Mueller's indictment and said the Internet Research Agency had sought to "interfere with the 2016 United States election". Among the cyberattacks for which U.S.is trying to punish Russian Federation was the "NotPetya" attack, which targeted computers in Ukraine . "This is just one of a series of ongoing actions we're taking to counter Russian aggression", according to USA officials. Read More »

Ryan Giggs explains Aaron Ramsey's omission from Wales squad for China Cup

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Giggs's side will take on China and then Uruguay or Czech Republic in the China Cup during the upcoming worldwide break. "All players that go out are preparing for playing both games", Giggs said. Hopefully all the players selected will get through the weekend. Giggs added: "You want your best players and Gareth is a tremendous player". "Gareth [Bale] lights up the pitch whenever he is on it". Read More »

Sky suspend Jamie Carragher after spitting incident

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At first, it appears Carragher is smiling at the United fans, reported to be a 14-year-old girl and her father, but then winds his window down and spits at their auto. All I can do is apologise as much as I can. I wish she wasn't involved. "I'll speak to the family again". "I agree it has (brought the game of football into disrepute). Read More »

South Africa vs Australia: Kagiso Rabada charged by ICC

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Rabada's 902-point ranking moves him above England veteran James Anderson (887), with Indian spin pair Ravindra Jadeja (844) and Ravichandran Ashwin (803) the next on the list. The pacer admitted that he would have to change how he celebrates wickets. "It's bittersweet. I would have loved to have been playing the next game", Rabada said. Read More »

Malcolm Butler to sign with the Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans declined to comment because free agency does not begin until Wednesday afternoon. Butler finished the 2017 season with 60 combined tackles, two interceptions and 12 passes defended. He barely played that season, playing sparingly in 11 games, but come Super Bowl XLIX, everything changed. It's the blockbuster contract he sought but never received from the Patriots. Read More »

Serena Williams Loses Her First Match To Older Sister

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It was one of Serena's 41 unforced errors , including 17 on the forehand side. She took the first game behind a swift 118 miles per hour serve, then held serve before breaking Serena in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead. "Losing is definitely no less disappointing". I wish it were, but it's not. "I just have a long way to go and I look forward to the journey". Serena won her first two matches, while Venus received a first-round bye and won her opening match. Read More »

Vincent Kompany Motivated to Win Premier League Title Against Manchester United

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The Spain midfielder then doubled the visitors' advantage, converting after a lovely move five minutes into the second half. Pep Guardiola's side must feel like they are within touching distance of that crown after David Silva delivered another masterclass to enable City to register their 26th league victory of the season and deepen Stoke's relegation worries in the process. Read More »

Man United vs Sevilla: how and where to watch

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The 2017/18 Champions League last-16 second leg between Manchester United and Sevilla will be played at Old Trafford , Manchester, and kicks off at 19:45 local time (20:45 CET) on Tuesday 13 March, 2018. "I don't know. We don't know yet, but he (Pogba) trained a little bit after you left". We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet. Read More »

National Football League free agency rumors: Vikings reach out to Drew Brees

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One of the biggest names if that of quarterback Drew Brees, who has said he wants to return to the New Orleans Saints , but many others want him too. The Vikings aren't the only team that has checked with Brees and his agent regarding the future Hall of Famer's availability. Cousins is certainly a quality starting quarterback, and potentially better than that. Read More »

Bracketology 2018: Davidson wins the A 10 title, ruining someone's NCAA dreams

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USC was seeded second in the Pac-12 Tournament and lost the conference final. These are teams that Coach Steve Wojciechowski said have a chance to win the national championship. Penn got into the NCAA field by winning the Ivy League tournament, 68-65 over Harvard in Philadelphia. Bob McKillop, who won seven Southern Conference Tournaments, will capture his first in the A-10, and give the conference a third team in Sunday's bracket. Read More »