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Sport Veteran Raid: Oakland adds Jordy Nelson and Doug Martin
Author: 0 Veteran Raid: Oakland adds Jordy Nelson and Doug Martin

Days after being released by the Green Bay Packers, the veteran wide receiver is moving toward a deal with the Oakland Raiders , according to multiple reports. After last year's receiver group struggled with injuries, Crabtree also brings durability. He has 26 catches for 175 yards and one touchdown with the Raiders.

Sport Schmidt admits finding Grand Slam thoughts
Author: 0 Schmidt admits finding Grand Slam thoughts "scary"

Victory, however, would move England back up to No 2 in the world behind New Zealand. "I'd be more motivated and scared by that than thinking about how fantastic it would be to do something that would be another step for this group into kind of stretching themselves beyond what they've done before", said Schmidt , referring to the Irish teams who swept the board in 1948 and 2009.

Sport Saints showing interest in Ndamukong Suh, source says, after release from Dolphins
Author: 0 Saints showing interest in Ndamukong Suh, source says, after release from Dolphins

Originally the 2nd overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, the 31 year old Suh remains one of the most durable and dominant defensive forces in football. Russini also reports that Suh is looking for the highest bidder , which could complicate things for either team. After signing the megadeal in 2015, he recorded 180 combined tackles and 15.5 sacks in three seasons in South Beach, helping the team end a seven-year playoff drought in 2016.

Author: 0 A beginner's guide to filling out a March Madness bracket

Among ESPN's college basketball games, Kansas City ranked as the No. 2 market throughout the season with a 2.6 rating, slightly ahead of the Raleigh-Durham market (2.3 rating). So don't miss out on all the March Madness fun with Realtime Brackets . After that, to watch the Sweet 16, Elite 8, and 2018 Final Four, you must go to either CBS or TBS.

Sport Roger Federer thrashes Chung Hyeon to reach Indian Wells semi-finals
Author: 0 Roger Federer thrashes Chung Hyeon to reach Indian Wells semi-finals

A healthier Chung relishes a chance at redemption tonight against the Swiss who's undefeated at 15-0 in the year. "I don't know. What was I doing back then?" he asked. Federer beat South Korean Chung Hyeon 7-5 6-1, equalling his career-best start of 16-0 from 2006. Former finalists Juan Martin del Potro and Milos Raonic both were winners.

Sport Simona Halep shows sportsmanship by replaying point awarded to her
Author: 0 Simona Halep shows sportsmanship by replaying point awarded to her

On the very next point Martic hit a forehand wide as Halep took the game and a 5-3 set lead. Serving for the match, Federer's errant backhand spoiled his first match point. The elimination of the second seed and Australian open champion, Caroline Wozniacki , guarantees Halep's perch on the rankings. "In the beginning it was really tough because I was really nervous going on the big stages against big players", she said.

Sport Ayodhya: SC says no to third party intervention, dismisses batch of petitions
Author: 0 Ayodhya: SC says no to third party intervention, dismisses batch of petitions

While hearing the issue, Supreme Court told Subramanian Swamy that he is not a party to the core issue of Ayodhya matter. During the hearing, the apex court today dismissed all the intervention applications filed in the case. Meanwhile, while the Supreme Court is hearing the matter in the court, the spiritual guru who has a mass following across the world, has been for long trying his efforts to mediate the talks between both the parties and has been pitching for an out of the court ...

Sport Henderson for Toner the only change for Grand Slam-chasing Ireland
Author: 0 Henderson for Toner the only change for Grand Slam-chasing Ireland

Eddie Jones has performed significant surgery on the team that lost 22-16 to France , with Danny Care and Joe Launchbury making way for Richard Wigglesworth and George Kruis . "I sincerely mean that", Jones said. Tommy Seymour returns on the wing for Scotland and surely the British & Irish Lion won't go through the entire tournament without scoring at least one try.

Sport Teddy Bridgewater Reportedly Nearing Jets Contract After 4 Years with Vikings
Author: 0 Teddy Bridgewater Reportedly Nearing Jets Contract After 4 Years with Vikings

McCown was consistent about his willingness to return to the Jets, and the two sides agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal this week. Reports have surfaced from multiple sources that the University of Louisville alumnus has reached an agreement with the New York Jets , leaving behind the team that drafted him after word emerged that they were preparing to bring in ex-Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins .

Sport Sky Confirm Full Details Of Carragher Suspension
Author: 0 Sky Confirm Full Details Of Carragher Suspension

Sky News announced on their website that Carragher has been suspended without pay, with talks over his future at the company suspended until the summer. "I was a role model, people looked to me". "I've met footballers before and they have always been very accommodating. I worry for my daughter's safety, I really do".

Sport March Madness 2018: Houston's Rob Gray gets redemption with game-winning bucket
Author: 0 March Madness 2018: Houston's Rob Gray gets redemption with game-winning bucket

We had a March-type shot to win the game and didn't go in". "To come from 13 down in the second half and fight all the way back in the game and have a shot to win it in the end, I couldn't be more proud of a group than I am of this one". 31 seconds remained, and Gray began to dribble down the clock. "There's a lot of ways you have to win games, a lot of times you just have to do it from the seat of your trousers", said Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson, in the tournament with his fourth ...

Sport Collin Sexton, John Petty lead Alabama by Virginia Tech 86-83
Author: 0 Collin Sexton, John Petty lead Alabama by Virginia Tech 86-83

Sexton did have 4 assists in the first half. Justin Bibbs (17 points) later made a layup to give Virginia Tech a 63-61 lead, but Sexton scored to tie the score at 63 with 8:26 to go. While Alabama does have a couple really talented freshmen including Collin Sexton , the Hokies have a deep group of scorers full of experienced guys who are used to playing big games.

Sport Southampton seek quick spark as Mark Hughes takes the reins
Author: 0 Southampton seek quick spark as Mark Hughes takes the reins

Pellegrino was appointed as Claude Puel's successor last June, but the Saints only managed to win five of his 30 Premier League games in charge. "He has a wealth of experience of the game. The club have acted swiftly to appoint a new manager before Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan, with talks held with former Saints player Hughes yesterday.

Sport Tiger Woods reveals secret to comeback after impressive round
Author: 0 Tiger Woods reveals secret to comeback after impressive round

But Woods bounced back in trademark fashion with three birdies on the home stretch, iced by a stunning 71-foot birdie putt he drained from off the green at the par-3 seventh. "People have been so supportive". I know where to miss it, I don't have to really think that much and just going out there and doing it. "The atmosphere I've been able to play in front of has been absolutely incredible".

Sport Chelsea star lauded by Lampard
Author: 0 Chelsea star lauded by Lampard

Barca will likely be without Sergio Busquets, who suffered a toe injury in the game against Chelsea and forced off the field. The Barcelona talisman nearly single-handedly dragged his side into the quarter-finals with two well-taken goals and an assist as the Premier League champions were swatted aside.

Sport Titans sign cornerback Malcolm Butler to multi-year contract
Author: 0 Titans sign cornerback Malcolm Butler to multi-year contract

I went to the hospital. I wasn't as locked in as I should be and could have been a matchup deal. Butler broke into the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Division II West Alabama. The Titans ranked 24th in pass defense DVOA previous year, and while Adoree' Jackson was a capable rookie, it was the play on the other sideline that really killed them.

Sport MI heading West, Xavier pegged No. 1 seed
Author: 0 MI heading West, Xavier pegged No. 1 seed

Due to the early start of the Big Ten tournament this season, the Buckeyes (24-8) will have a 12-day gap between games before facing the Summit League-champion Jackrabbits. Don't Forget About Me: Michigan last played on March 4th. Gonzaga's redshirt freshman wing shook off a rough shooting night as he has done so many times this season, burying a 3-pointer that pushed the fourth-seeded Zags past the Spartans 68-64 Thursday at Taco Bell Arena .

Sport NCAA Tournament Ohio State Buckeyes vs South Dakota Jackrabbits Start Time, Odds
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament Ohio State Buckeyes vs South Dakota Jackrabbits Start Time, Odds

Those three put up 66 points, 26 rebounds, and 8 assists in the Buckeyes' 81-73 win. Three others average double-figure points - Tate (12.5), C.J. Jackson (12.2) and Kaleb Wesson (10.8). Snyder's Buckeyes won the 2017 Big Ten tournament but finished second to Penn State at the NCAAs, as the Nittany Lions won their sixth title in seven years and are looking to make it 7-for-8 this season in a similar scenario.

Sport Klay Thompson Thumb Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Fracture; May Be out Weeks
Author: 0 Klay Thompson Thumb Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Fracture; May Be out Weeks

Golden State Warriors star guard Klay Thompson may now be injured and will reportedly miss two weeks of action due to a fractured thumb , but missing games is definitely something he is not used to. The Warriors are hopeful of getting him back the first week of April. At 51-16, the Warriors are two games behind Houston (53-14) in the fight for the best record in the National Basketball Association and the Western Conference and one game ahead of overall third-place Toronto (50-17), the ...

Sport Sitton agrees to 2-year deal with Miami
Author: 0 Sitton agrees to 2-year deal with Miami

In return, the 49ers and Dolphins are swapping seventh-round draft picks, and that only bumps the 49ers up four spots to the No. 223 overall pick. A report by Travis Wingfield of the "Locked On Phins" podcast states that Kilgore requested the trade after San Francisco signed free agent center Weston Richburg to a five-year deal worth $47.5 million.

Author: 0 Poch: Spurs to deserve, not buy trophies

Toby Alderweireld (thigh) is still a doubt, meaning Juan Foyth could be called upon while Lucas Moura may get a rare start in midfield. Speaking ahead of Tottenham's clash with Swansea in the sixth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, Pochettino revealed Kane was fearless to even attempt the challenge.

Sport Georgia hires Tom Crean as its new men's basketball coach
Author: 0 Georgia hires Tom Crean as its new men's basketball coach

He'll be taking over for Mark Fox. A $3.2 million salary would have tied for 10th among men's basketball coaches this year, per USA TODAY . Before his tenure at IN, he spent nine years at Marquette , leading the Golden Eagles to five Big Dance berths and a Final Four IN 2003 with none other Dwyane Wade under his tutelage.

Sport Ryan Giggs handed Gareth Bale boost to start his Wales tenure
Author: 0 Ryan Giggs handed Gareth Bale boost to start his Wales tenure

A concern for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool is that the journey back from China is over 12 hours long, whilst there is also a risk of jet-lag due to a time a difference of eight hours between the United Kingdom and the Asian country. It's the ideal time in the worldwide break to get it done. Bodin and goalkeeper Chris Maxwell have been called up to Ryan Giggs' 26 man squad, ahead of their trip to Asia to participate in this month's China Cup.

Sport South Africa star Rabada appeals against two-match ban
Author: 0 South Africa star Rabada appeals against two-match ban

Rabada accepted a level-one charge resulting from his send-off of David Warner in the second Test, adding yet another demerit point to his rap sheet. In 2014, Michael Clarke's Australians registered a 2-1 series victory in South Africa. "I can't keep doing this because I'm letting the team down and I'm also letting myself down", he said.

Sport Saints, Pelicans owner Benson passes away
Author: 0 Saints, Pelicans owner Benson passes away

Benson bought the Saints in 1985 - when they weren't exactly winners (remember the Aints?). Benson was admitted to the Ochsner Medical Center on February 16 and remained in the ICU until his death. Head coach Jim Mora's magic touch faded away. One of four children, Tom Benson grew up in the hardscrabble Ninth Ward of New Orleans . The Saints never had a winning season before Benson took over.

Sport Ex Oldham youngster set for his first England call up
Author: 0 Ex Oldham youngster set for his first England call up

You can pull out of the Russia World Cup if you think it's not safe. Southgate could also hand first-time call ups to Burnley trio Nick Pope , Ben Mee and James Tarkowski . Harry Kane is sidelined with an ankle injury that will keep him out until next month. "We will have VAR so that added into the mix will help focus minds".

Sport England coach Eddie Jones apologises for insulting Ireland and Wales
Author: 0 England coach Eddie Jones apologises for insulting Ireland and Wales

The footage in question dates back to July past year, when Jones was a speaker at the FUSO Talks, a kind of TED talks style lecture on leadership , innovation and all those buzzwords you hear bandied about at these types of things. Three million!" Jones said. Former Australia and Japan coach Jones, in an apology released by England's governing Rugby Football Union, said: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused - no excuses and I shouldn't have said what I did".

Sport Federer extends winning streak to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals
Author: 0 Federer extends winning streak to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals

It will be a repeat of the Australian Open semi-final in Melbourne previous year, won by Federer after Chung was forced to retire in the second set with blisters. Chung survived a late rally from Uruguay's Cuevas , who fended off a total of nine match points before eventually losing in the first-ever meeting between the pair.

Sport Westbrook's 100th triple-double | Thunder beat Hawks 119-107
Author: 0 Westbrook's 100th triple-double | Thunder beat Hawks 119-107

Adams picked up a hip contusion, on the back of an ankle tweak, in the Thunder's 106-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings and sat out Wednesday's (NZT) 119-107 followup success over the Atlanta Hawks - OKC's fourth win on the bounce that, for now, has them up to fourth in the Western Conference on a 41-29 record.