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National Basketball Association to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 National Basketball Association to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18
- April 16, 2016

WNBA and NBA Development League teams already have logos, and NBA clubs were wearing them on practice jerseys. "It's manifest destiny", Silver, who has been pushing the league toward corporate jersey sponsorship since 2009, told ESPN . (more...)
Murray sets up Raonic quarter final — ATP Monte Carlo
- April 15, 2016

Since losing his first 12 matches against Nadal, Wawrinka has won three of their past five encounters, including the final of the 2014 Australian Open, his first major. The pressure proved too much for Paire, who double-faulted on the first to hand Murray the match. "I have never played him before and he has a hard game to figure out". (more...)
Arrest warrant issued for Rams' Tre Mason, missed court date Arrest warrant issued for Rams' Tre Mason, missed court date
- April 15, 2016

Mason, 22, a former standout at Park Vista high school, was scheduled to appear for arraignment on the misdemeanor charges before Broward County Judge Robert Diaz, but he never showed up. We're still waiting on that. To me, it was a little uncharacteristic of him. He tried driving away after police stopped him, braced himself inside the vehicle to avoid being pulled out and refused to show his license or identify himself. (more...)
Canadian women drawn with Germany, Australia, and Zimbabwe in Olympic soccer
- April 15, 2016

This was avoided, however, as Denmark was instead pulled out, leaving Ronaldinho smiling with relief. They open their campaign against China at the Estadio Olimpico in Rio de Janeiro on August 3. In fact, Portugal was the only team that didn't lose after playing there. In Brazil, South Korea's first match will be on August 4 against Fiji at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. (more...)
Brazil opens men's Olympic soccer tournament against SAfrica
- April 15, 2016

Ronaldinho, an Olympic bronze medallist at Beijing 2008, was joined by centre-half Aline Pellegrino, who skippered the Brazilian women's team to silver at Athens 2004. New Zealand routed Papua New Guinea, victor of the 2015 Pacific Games, in a play-off in January 2016 to earn Oceania's berth at Rio 2016. The groups for the women's Olympic soccer tournament have been released, and the United States got a tough one. (more...)
NY set to remove ban on professional mixed martial arts NY set to remove ban on professional mixed martial arts
- April 15, 2016

While the sport has been illegal in NY for the last 20-years, a worrying number of underground tournaments with no regulations or no regulatory body have been a feat of MMA in the state. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, along with several athletes, including Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman , were in attendance. Thank you for sticking with us and going through the long challenge. (more...)
Titans Trade #1 Overall Pick To Rams
- April 15, 2016

So much for that vote of confidence in Case Keenum as the starting quarterback, as the Los Angeles Rams have officially traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft with the Tennessee Titans . The Eagles showing serious interest in a quarterback is semi-surprising, since they gave Sam Bradford a two-year deal with $22 million guaranteed earlier this offseason. (more...)
Tunsil, Wentz, Bosa among 25 attending draft Tunsil, Wentz, Bosa among 25 attending draft
- April 15, 2016

The Browns are reportedly very interested in both players, though the "leader" between the two is still unknown. There are several scenarios that could play out come April 28, all of which will impact the rest of the first round. But Cleveland, in rebuilding mode once again, may opt for quantity over quality. The 49ers have not scheduled any meeting with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, NFL Media reported. (more...)
Rangers recall Magnus Hellberg after Henrik Lundqvist injury Rangers recall Magnus Hellberg after Henrik Lundqvist injury
- April 15, 2016

Marc-Andre Fleury didn't sound convinced that he would be ready to return for the Pittsburgh Penguins' next playoff game. Lundqvist went down in pain for a few minutes but remained in the game. Zatkoff was good, genuinely good in a matchup where he projected to be Pittsburgh's only minus. As they broke in two on one, against Keith Yandle, Bonino slid a feed past Yandle to Kuhnhackl who snapped it over the left shoulder of Anti Raanta. (more...)
Patriots cut 2014 1st-round pick Dominique Easley Patriots cut 2014 1st-round pick Dominique Easley
- April 14, 2016

Easley, 23, played in 22 games for the Patriots, but ended each of his last two seasons on injured reserve. The Patriots announced Wednesday they released the defensive lineman, whom they selected 29th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (more...)
Wisconsin's tax burden 9th highest in US Wisconsin's tax burden 9th highest in US
- April 14, 2016

Alabamians have one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation, according to a new analysis . Other companies had positive net tax income that was completely offset by operating loss deductions that were carried forward from previous years. "Large corporations can not continue to get more tax breaks when children in America go hungry". Although many lawmakers favor corporate tax reform, the devil is in the details. (more...)
Fury says money is his only motivation for Klitschko rematch Fury says money is his only motivation for Klitschko rematch
- April 14, 2016

If I never box again I don't have to work again until I die - 100 years or whatever - so I'm just securing grandkids and their kids now". The second fight of his comeback is against Arnold Gjergjaj at London's O2 Arena on May 21 in a run he hopes will ultimately lead to a fight with Joshua. (more...)
Mumbai Indians plunder KKR Mumbai Indians plunder KKR
- April 14, 2016

MI spinners Jagadeesha Suchith, playing in place of Shreyas Gopal, and Harbhajan Singh failed to curtail the run-rate in the middle overs as Pandey consistently found the boundary to race to his fifty off just 26 balls. KKR first dismissed DD for 98 and then marched to a 9-wicket win with the help of a 69-run opening stand between Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir . (more...)
Eddei Hearn: Joshua and Fury could fight this year Eddei Hearn: Joshua and Fury could fight this year
- April 14, 2016

However, Hearn says Fury is the priority and Haye, who will return to the ring for the second fight of his comeback at The O2 on 21 May, can wait. "The British public is thrilled by bums". Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Fury will elect to fight Joshua this November if he gets past Klitschko in July. "I thought he looked like a pumped up weightlifter, out of his mind on drugs", Fury said of the Olympic champion's victory on Saturday. (more...)
Panarin tops players to watch in 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs
- April 14, 2016

The Caps have not progressed beyond the second round since they reached the Stanley Cup finals in 1998 but will begin the postseason brimming with confidence after a dominant regular season. Alexander Ovechkin: This is arguably the best Washington Capitals team in the Ovechkin era. Now 30, Ovechkin has everything to prove and he looks poised to do just that. (more...)
Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed
- April 13, 2016

He also declined to say whether his client plans to claim self-defense. And no one denies Hayes had a gun and used it to shoot Smith, killing him nearly instantly, and injuring Smith's wife. Saturday was not Hayes' first run-in with the law. He pleaded guilty in June 2012 and was sentenced to five years, and it was suspended. Fuller insisted outside court Monday that Hayes will be vindicated once the full story emerges. (more...)
Red Sox honor retiring DH David Ortiz before home opener Red Sox honor retiring DH David Ortiz before home opener
- April 13, 2016

But it is not always our friend. This was incredibly apparent at the Red Sox home opener on Monday. Although he just joined the team he may be one of the most important players on Boston's roster. His next turn can't come soon enough. But the Orioles spent some money in the offseason as well, especially on Chris Davis who faced Kimbrel in the top of the ninth with the score tied at six runs each. (more...)
Arsenal salvage 3-3 draw at West Ham
- April 13, 2016

Wenger also said Carroll was lucky to stay on the pitch after two incidents where he first hacked down Koscielny from behind and also threw an elbow at Gabriel Paulista during an aerial duel. When he was questioned about his decision to go with Ospina, Wenger replied, "He has had some outstanding performances". "We are fighting for the league title, this is why we had to play in an offensive mode to win the game, but thanks God for the final result". (more...)
LeGarrette Blount returns to Patriots LeGarrette Blount returns to Patriots
- April 13, 2016

New England's running game, besieged by injuries, was particularly ineffective previous year, forcing much of the burden on Tom Brady and New England's passing game. He also has 361 yards and scored seven touchdowns on 76 carries in five playoff games, including gaining 148 yards and scoring three touchdowns in the Patriots 45-7 win against Indianapolis in the 2015 AFC Championship game. (more...)
Get ready for another emotional Blues-Blackhawks playoff series
- April 13, 2016

Louis "unless there's some setbacks."... Evgeny Kuznetsov considers the KHL playoffs in Russian Federation to be just as intense as the spotlight for the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. But it wasn't enough to save them from a date with perhaps the scariest postseason team in the West. According to Blues players, that's okay. With some solid play throughout the lineup, the Sharks can contend with the best. (more...)