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Pitt fires Stallings after winless ACC season

Pitt fires Stallings after winless ACC season Take away off the court issues, and Stallings joins James Johnson ( Virginia ) and Billy Gillispie ( Kentucky ) as those fired due to on-court performance. He went 16-17 last season - Pittsburgh's first losing season in 11 years - and attendance plummeted along with the Panthers' record. "I want to express my appreciation to Coach Stallings for his commitment to our program", Pitt athletic direc... [Full Article...]

Sam Allardyce fully committed to Everton and planning for long-term

Sam Allardyce fully committed to Everton and planning for long-term The Toffees have lost their last two and won just twice in 12 games with Allardyce accepting his job is on the line despite "positive" talks with the club's major investor Farhad Moshiri. "Few clubs give you time these days and I don't think we are that club any more". There is great backing from the owners but I have to win matches to reassure them that I am the right man for the job. [Full Article...]

Slavisa Jokanovic Emerges as Surprise Option to Replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea

Slavisa Jokanovic Emerges as Surprise Option to Replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea The former boss hasn't worked since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September, while ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is also widely tipped as a favourite. Jokanovic has never managed in the Premier League before, despite leading Watford to Championship promotion in 2015 before leaving Vicarage Road. [Full Article...]

Packers to get first visit from free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson

Packers to get first visit from free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson Still, Wilkerson will likely see the Packers as an intriguing landing spot because of the presence of coach Mike Pettine. The Jets were on the hook for $18 million against the cap in 2018 with Wilkerson, and with his production dropping off significantly over the past two seasons, it was a reasonable cap casualty for the Jets despite the huge dead money hit. [Full Article...]

Osaka stuns Sharapova in straight sets at BNP Paribas Open

Osaka stuns Sharapova in straight sets at BNP Paribas Open The Australian received a bye into the second round and beat the 22-year-old in their only clash in 2016. Sharapova won the title in 2006 and 2013, but her bid for a third came to an end at the first hurdle. Qualifier Sofia Kenin beat 17-year-old wild card Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks 6-2, 6-0.... Caroline Dolehide, a 19-year-old wildcard, fired 11 aces to outlast 78th-ranked Shelby Rogers 3-6 ... [Full Article...]

Coleman back in Republic of Ireland squad after leg-break

Coleman back in Republic of Ireland squad after leg-break The Northern Ireland boss is hoping to speak to his counterpart and will seek an understanding that would put an age limit on the players who can switch. Defenders: Seamus Coleman ( Everton ), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers ), Declan Rice (West Ham United ), John Egan (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long... [Full Article...]

Free agent Corey Brewer commits to signing with Thunder

Free agent Corey Brewer commits to signing with Thunder After being bought out by the Lakers , Brewer met with Eastern Conference contenders, but this was the expectation all along. Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Corey Brewer will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he clears waivers. [Full Article...]

Royals sign Mike Moustakas to one-year deal

Royals sign Mike Moustakas to one-year deal Moustakas will earn $6.5 million guaranteed and can earn up to a maximum of $22.7 million. It also includes incentives. Of the 41 batters who slugged at least 30 home runs last season, only five finished the year with fewer than 100 strikeouts: Joey Votto , Mike Trout , Anthony Rizzo , Francisco Lindor and Moustakas. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry rolls ankle vs. Spurs

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry rolls ankle vs. Spurs After getting fouled driving to the basket, Curry's ankle appeared to turn when he stepped on Dejounte Murray's foot near the backboard stanchion. Curry stood in the walkway for a moment, trying to gather himself. The former Davidson star has been battling his right ankle since at least 2009, and has injured it on and off over the years. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry would travel with... [Full Article...]

Bell: 'I'm going to play. I just don't know when'

Bell: 'I'm going to play. I just don't know when' However, the 26-year old star intends to sit out training camp and the preseason, just as he did this past season. He reportedly is looking to ink a long-term deal worth $14.5 million annually at the minimum, but while he will make in that neighborhood in 2018, it will still be in the limbo of the franchise tag. [Full Article...]

Davis 'doubtful' for Friday's game against Wizards with sprained ankle

Davis 'doubtful' for Friday's game against Wizards with sprained ankle Davis stepped on Kings center Kosta Koufos' foot and rolled his ankle as New Orleans celebrated their 10th consecutive victory. "With some of the games they won, with some of the numbers that AD has put up, has been incredible and they're doing that without DeMarcus". [Full Article...]

EFL to probe Wolves transfer dealings as Leeds chairman makes Twitter jibe

EFL to probe Wolves transfer dealings as Leeds chairman makes Twitter jibe He also wrote about the "evident benefits" that Wolves enjoy through their links with Mendes, which he claimed are "not legal". Earlier on Wednesday, the EFL released a statement indicating they plan to meet the Wolves hierarchy amid concerns raised by clubs regarding the relationship between Fosun and Mendes. [Full Article...]

LeBron James has Sixers on his free agency short list

LeBron reminded the world just how dominant he is when he went off against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. I'd never had one before. James also said: "It was closing time for us, and I just had to try to make some plays to try to win the ballgame". [Full Article...]

F1 Pre-Season Testing 2018: Sebastian Vettel Sets Fastest Time at Barcelona

F1 Pre-Season Testing 2018: Sebastian Vettel Sets Fastest Time at Barcelona I think today the track was also quite fast, but we were running a slightly different program to others. Surprising everyone in second was the American Haas F1 Team's Kevin Magnussen , while Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly took third. "Well we still need to work on the performance and feeling", he said. Running to similar programmes, both drivers were evenly matched on times, with Nico setting a 1:... [Full Article...]

Spurs must replicate Juve ruthlessness if they're to realise their potential

Spurs must replicate Juve ruthlessness if they're to realise their potential In doing so ended their "voodoo" against English clubs, after failing to progress in their previous four attempts. Three minutes later Higuain's pass took out the whole of Tottenham's static defence in one fell swoop and Paulo Dybala raced through alone to curl the victor past keeper Hugo Lloris. [Full Article...]

Lopez saves Lakers in final second vs. Magic

Lopez saves Lakers in final second vs. Magic Brook Lopez led the team with 27 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Kyle Kuzma finished with a double-double of 20 points with 10 rebounds, Lonzo Ball added 16 points with five assists while Isaiah Thomas chipped in with 13 points and nine assists off the bench. [Full Article...]

Texas A&M Basketball: 3 takeaways from loss to Alabama in SEC Tournament

Texas A&M Basketball: 3 takeaways from loss to Alabama in SEC Tournament Texas A&M big men Tyler Davis and Robert Williams grabbed 10 rebounds each, but neither could hit the double-figure mark in scoring. "But like I said and I'm going to keep saying it to the rest of the media: We just got to come out, Auburn is a good team, we're a good team. [Full Article...]

Paris St-Germain make contact with Antonio Conte to succeed Unai Emery

Paris St-Germain make contact with Antonio Conte to succeed Unai Emery The Italian national job is said to also be a temptation for Conte , but L'Equipe point out a couple of times that PSG pay more, and they obviously say the Chelsea manager would have a good chance of winning the Champions League . Domestic success is nearly a given at PSG such is the superiority of their squad compared to the rest of Ligue 1. Everton and Sevilla are similar in stature in t... [Full Article...]

Mercedes convinced Red Bull is now serious threat

Mercedes convinced Red Bull is now serious threat Formula 1 teams have two more days of testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in preparation for the season-opening Melbourne Grand Prix 22 - 25 March, 2018. "The laps times we are doing now, it is pretty insane around here". We still have some stuff to understand, which we're not sure about, but it's normal. [Full Article...]

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez: Joining Man City would have been 'a good move'

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez: Joining Man City would have been 'a good move' We are very far away from the transfer window". Claude Puel admits Leicester were affected by the Riyad Mahrez transfer saga, but refuses to blame the player for the club's current bad form. If we start talking about this it's like coming back to the transfer window and now I'm moving forward, trying to give my best for the team. Mahrez said he regretted the way he had handled the situatio... [Full Article...]


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