Sports Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team for farewell gift
Author: 0 Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team for farewell gift

The 37-year-old Afridi bid adieu to his 21-year-old worldwide career in February when he announced his retirement from the T20 format. 1 2And Virat Kohli took no time in replying to Afridi for his kind words. He even led the national side to the ICC World Cup 2011 semi-finals, apart from being the Player of the Tournament in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 (WT20) 2007 edition.

Author: 0 US, Mexico and Canada Announce Joint Bid For 2026 World

Soccer and for CONCACAF", Gulati said in a release from U.S. Soccer on Monday. It also comes at a time when tensions between the US and Mexico governments is high following USA president Donald Trump's promises to build a wall along the border of the two countries, as well as the White House's attempts at instituting a travel ban from certain nations.

Author: 0 LeBron James went clubbing on Sunday night, then sat out Monday's game

Let's get ready to go. The Bulls finally figured out what they're going to do and who they're going to be. "Portland has the first crack, and (the Blazers) will give it everything they have". James might very well succeed and get his team to a seventh straight Finals. Sanders appeared in just five games as a member of the Cavaliers. The Raptors won two of three against the Bucks this season, and Toronto has prevailed in 12 of the past 13 meetings.

Author: 0 LeBron James says the Cavs have a "good chance" to repeat

With the Celtics beating the Brooklyn Nets 114-105, the defeat dropped the Cavs one game behind Boston (52-29) for first place in the East. Meanwhile, the Celtics will be finishing up their season against the Bucks. With the playoffs set to start this April 15, setting off their defense of the National Basketball Association title, the reigning world champions Cleveland Cavaliers thanked their loyal fans at the Quicken Loans Arena during the team's final home game of the season.

Sports Colts signing ex-VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox
Author: 0 Colts signing ex-VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox

Thirty teams had sent people to watch the 6-foot-6 athlete work out recently, but the Colts were the first to pull the trigger. They signed Jack Doyle as the primary starter, but Alie-Cox can sit among inactives as a long-term project in the mold of a Demetrius Harris.

Author: 0 Jones: Oilers' blowout playoff loss to Sharks can be valuable lesson

Zack Kassian scored the only goal and Cam Talbot made 23 saves for his second straight shutout as Edmonton downed the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarter-final series. "It was not a demotion by any means for Leon", McLellan said. One of those Oilers fans is Kyla Lane, who recently underwent knee surgery and realized she wouldn't be able to fly to San Jose.

Author: 0 NFL report: Oakland Raiders prefer Marshawn Lynch situation resolved before draft

Our door is open, and we're not shutting the door until that time pretty much. But, who knows after that? I'm not going to say never. Lynch retired following the 2015 season and still has a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch could provide immediate impact to the Raiders' running game, which finished 6 in the National Football League last season with 1,922 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Author: 0 Point scores twice, Lightning stay alive with win over Leafs

Babcock did not want to discuss what he told his youngsters but he did have an opinion on how they could lessen their anxiety - avoid the sports media. In three games versus the best team in the National Hockey League this year, the Leafs took one win, one loss and one overtime loss. We're going to go into someone's building and try to give them hell.

Author: 0 Mark Selby in control against Fergal O'Brien at World Snooker Championship

Helped by Wilson hitting the pink four times when put in a devilish snooker on the yellow, O'Sullivan went 6-4 ahead. The Masters champion had two centuries and eight further breaks of above 50 against the debutant, but he is reluctant to open up about his matches, and revealed the reason why that is his stance.

Author: 0 I've Got Highest Quality Goalkeepers - Jurgen Klopp Crushes Joe Hart Swoop Talk

Clearly, with five games of the season remaining, there is much to play for at Anfield, but that hasn't stopped speculation building about who Klopp may look to sign in the summer in a bid to bolster his squad. And when asked about his side's injury issues, Klopp said on Thursday: "Muscle problems with Joe Matip, (a) little bit with Lucas Leiva". Facing a shortage of options at the back, Klopp could turn to Joe Gomez to fill the void.

Author: 0 Windies record highest ODI run chase in win over Pakistan

Following the stirring four-wicket win on Friday in which they successfully chased a target in excess of 300 in an ODI for the first time, the home side bowled with objective and discipline through most of the innings but faded badly under the assault of Azam and Wasim at the end, conceding 84 runs off seven overs.

Sports The Clippers' 97-95 loss to a battered Jazz team was embarrassing
Author: 0 The Clippers' 97-95 loss to a battered Jazz team was embarrassing

Los Angeles is somewhat handicapped offensively with Luc Richard Mbah a Moute on the floor, but his presence is a necessity defensively against Gordon Hayward, without Austin Rivers. Gobert was diagnosed with a sprained left knee and, though X-rays were negative, left Staples Center before the game ended to undergo an MRI. Quite honestly, our bench has not been that happy-go-lucky group getting all fired up about the team most of this year.

Author: 0 Harry Redknapp appointed Birmingham City manager

The 70-year-old agreed to take over at St Andrew's on Tuesday, a day after Gianfranco Zola resigned . Former West Ham , Tottenham and Portsmouth manager Redknapp revealed he had the same arrangement when he worked as an adviser to Derby County at the end of last season.

Sports NFL champs to visit Trump hours after ex-player's death
Author: 0 NFL champs to visit Trump hours after ex-player's death

Tight end for the New England Patriots , Rob Gronkowski , made a surprise appearance during the White House press briefing to ask Sean Spicer if he... "He's becoming a pretty famous guy for winning, I'll tell you that", Trump said of Kraft, who was one of several National Football League team owners to donate $ 1 million to his inaugural committee.

Sports Rashford's extra-time goal sends Man Utd into Europa League semis
Author: 0 Rashford's extra-time goal sends Man Utd into Europa League semis

Scans have revealed that the 35-year-old has sustained an ACL tear in his left leg, ruling him out of the club's final seven Premier League games, as well as a potential Europa League final in his native Sweden. The Argentina global, so impressive this term, is another blow to a defence already without Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. Mourinho said the outlook for both was " fairly negative ", and with the injured Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata already out of forthcoming ...

Sports Arsene Wenger Proud Of Arsenal's Fighting Spirit
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Proud Of Arsenal's Fighting Spirit

Wenger is keen for Bellerin, who has featured in 32 of Arsenal's 45 games this season, to rest up over the off-season but it does not look like he will get his wish. He is ready to play with pain and I think it is, yes. "Like all the players, they are focused, conscious that they want to respond and accept completely that we were not at the level".

Sports Joe Johnson scored all of his points on Blake Griffin last night
Author: 0 Joe Johnson scored all of his points on Blake Griffin last night

Johnson was supposed to take the ball out of bounds after Chris Paul's tying shot. Gobert was setting a pick for Hayward when he and Mbah a Moute collided. Relying on Favors for heavy minutes is a dicey proposition, considering his own personal injury ailments he has faced this season. " Who would do that?", Rivers asks.

Sports Gujarat Lions win toss, opt to bowl
Author: 0 Gujarat Lions win toss, opt to bowl

Gujarat Lions, who stormed into the play-offs in their debut season a year ago, languish at the bottom of the points table with a solitary victory from five matches. It required out-of-the-box thinking to get rid of Narine and Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina pulled a rabbit out of the hat by introducing himself into the attack.

Sports Mercedes ready to rethink team orders approach
Author: 0 Mercedes ready to rethink team orders approach

We made the call. Hamilton was magnanimous despite his personal disappointment, and afterwards admitted that Bottas' arrival in the team was keeping him focused and motivated. "He was closing in, when I faced traffic I lost a lot of time but when he faced it he lost time too". Bottas has yet to prove he can realistically challenge for the title, while Hamilton is already in the fight.

Author: 0 Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet

Through the seven games this season, the hitting has been good, scoring more than 40 runs. Remember when the schedule came out, and April was declared a critical month for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants? It's clear we could all use a presence as solid as Buster Posey in our lives, although we need pitchers to stop hitting Buster in the head with baseballs first.

Author: 0 Man United loss a wake-up call for Chelsea, says Cahill

Kane slotted his 20th goal of the season just after halftime - his sixth goal in his last four league games - in his first start since a month-long layoff with an ankle injury. "There was a very bad period at the end of last season". Goals from Leicester duo Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy were canceled out by Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke.

Sports Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain
Author: 0 Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

The Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Henry N. Nields concluded his death was the result of suffocation by hanging, and no evidence of foul play was apparent. The death of ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been ruled a suicide . "They have released the body and withheld Aaron's brain".

Sports Rafael Nadal eases into Monte-Carlo quarters
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal eases into Monte-Carlo quarters

Ramos-Vinolas needed 2 1/2 hours to win, but could have got there faster after leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker - only for Cilic to level the set score with a volley that only just landed in. Ramos-Vinolas will play the last eight match against Croatia's Marin Cilic , World No.8, who eliminated Czech Tomas Berdych after a 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) victory.

Sports Juventus 'invoke fear in others' after Barcelona win - Leonardo Bonucci
Author: 0 Juventus 'invoke fear in others' after Barcelona win - Leonardo Bonucci

The Champions league semi-final draw is scheduled to be held at the UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, April 21. "We showed great unity and solidarity". At the other end, Higuain threatened again when he just couldn't get enough power on Miralem Pjanic's dinked cross to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Juventus simply would not let them.

Sports Browns coaches love Myles Garrett but brass likes Mitch Trubisky
Author: 0 Browns coaches love Myles Garrett but brass likes Mitch Trubisky

Either way, it's no surprise that the Browns holding the top pick appears likely to end in drama. It remains to be seen if there's such a player or players in this draft. Four or five quarterbacks could be selected in the first 21 picks with this many teams interested in the position. If there's indeed a buyer, there must to be a player that team wants to trade up to get because it fears another club will nab him.

Sports Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real into semis
Author: 0 Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real into semis

Marco Asensio also netted late for Madrid , who advanced 6-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 first leg win in Germany. "In extra time, we played with 10 men against 14", said defender Jerome Boateng, meaning the ref and his assistants were on Real's side.

Sports Special teams sink Sharks in Game 2 loss to Oilers
Author: 0 Special teams sink Sharks in Game 2 loss to Oilers

Cam Talbot made 16 saves for his first career playoff shutout. EDMONTON, Alberta The Sharks were handed one power play opportunity after another Friday night as the Edmonton Oilers repeatedly put themselves down a man with a handful of reckless plays.

Sports Is Isaiah Thomas playing in Game 2?
Author: 0 Is Isaiah Thomas playing in Game 2?

One of the main reasons behind their two upset wins has been the play of point guard Rajon Rondo . Isaiah Thomas tragically lost his sister in a vehicle accident early Saturday morning and played through his emotional strife on Sunday evening, so that got the brunt of the media attention regarding the outcome.

Author: 0 Bulls surprisingly take 2-0 lead in Boston

Game 2: Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade scored 22 points apiece and Rajon Rondo almost posted a triple-double with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade also figure to run the offense at times. "I take my career seriously, where I am, where I want to be, and I will do the same thing this summer", Wade said.

Author: 0 Jusuf Nurkic out, Kevin Durant questionable for Game 2

Durant did not participate in a Monday morning shootaround or practice later that day and had remained questionable. Star forward Kevin Durant will miss Game 2 of Western Conference first-round playoff series between Golden State and Portland with a strained left calf, Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced at his pregame press conference Wednesday night.

Sports Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch
Author: 0 Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch

The Steelers beat the Chiefs 18-16 in a divisional-round playoff game last season. The Packers opened a new stadium on SNF in Week 2 past year as well, at Minnesota. Despite receiving a lucrative offer from the Buccaneers to remain their backup behind Jameis Winston, Glennon opted to pursue an opportunity to start with the Bears.

Author: 0 Giants eager to get home, on track after rough opening week

In his second his second start of the season, Tiajuan Walker allowed three runs on five hits, walking four and struck out two in five innings of work. "I enjoyed it. I got fired up there". Still, I think he'll be good with the victory. If that weren't enough, just last month, he helped Team USA win their first-ever World Baseball Classic championship.

Sports Ichiro homers in final at-bat
Author: 0 Ichiro homers in final at-bat

Chen allowed three baserunners, two in the seventh. In all, he gave up 12 hits, including booming homers to Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. Wednesday afternoon, future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki and his Miami Marlins teammates wrapped up a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field (SEA 10, MIA 5).

Sports Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task
Author: 0 Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task

Hookers: Rory Best, Jamie George, Ken Owens . "He did a great job for us in 2013", Lions coach Warren Gatland said Wednesday of the Wales flanker, "so for us it was a natural choice". "I said yes straight away, it was an easy decision", Warburton said. "I wouldn't have been in the right frame of mind but because I do feel I am playing well and I feel very confident about my game at the minute, that is why I said yes".

Sports Bruins Rally from Three Goals Down, But Lose in Overtime
Author: 0 Bruins Rally from Three Goals Down, But Lose in Overtime

What's next: The series moves to the TD Garden in Boston for Game 3 Monday (7 p.m.) and Game 4 Wednesday (7:30 p.m.). The Senators were able to get up off the mat after Ryan scored the victor at 5:43 of OT on the power play to deliver the knockout punch to the Bruins.

Sports Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema out for Madrid at Sporting
Author: 0 Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema out for Madrid at Sporting

Isco has only played 77 minutes for Real Madrid in the Champions League across two appearances, but after he stood head and shoulders above his team mates in Gijon, he may be rewarded with a start against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Zidane said it was Isco's best match with Madrid . A report on the situation from the Spanish publication has it that a contract extension for Zidane until 2018 is a "formality" regardless of any silverware in La Liga or the Champions League that Real may or may ...

Author: 0 Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

However, the Bulls came out alive in the final couple of weeks of the regular season to earn the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. "It's hard to make players at this level feel uncomfortable but I think you're capable of doing it at times and we have to do as much as we can to make him not play his game at times".

Sports Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall
Author: 0 Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall

Williams is now the World's No. 2, and Angelique Kerber holds the World No. 1 spot. If it's true, the athlete has clearly taken some lessons in secret-keeping from her BFF Beyonce . A congratulatory tweet from the Women's Tennis Association was also deleted. The WTA tour has been unpredictable this year but it will be interesting to see, who will be able to step up and win Grand Slam titles in Williams' absence.