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Jermain Defoe scores on England return in comfortable win

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Captain Joe Hart swapped places with striker Defoe so he and Bradley could be the first on the pitch ahead of England's triumphant World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. "I had to keep my emotions in check obviously because of little Bradley". England have made a solid start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, with Gareth Southgate's men sitting two points clear at the top of their group after four rounds. Read More »

Ireland's O'Neill hopes injured Coleman can follow Larsson example

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Robbie Brady (left) and Martin O'Neill at the top table on Monday afternoon. Republic of Ireland face Iceland in an worldwide friendly fixture in Dublin on Tuesday night. 'He's just coming to terms with it , he's still pretty down, ' said O'Neill, whose side entertain Iceland in a friendly this evening. 'He is keen to get on to the recovery as soon as possible, but I think he will be in hospital for a few more days before that can happen.' O'Neill, meanwhile, used the example of former ... Read More »

Tom Brady plays Augusta National alongside Jordan Spieth

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The trio, along with Augusta National member Jimmy Dunne, took a photo standing on Hogan's Bridge on the 12th hole, which Brady would later post to his Instagram account. It's not the first time Brady and Spieth teamed up on social media. Golfing with Spieth and Plank, Brady had no other choice than to sport Spieth's new Under Armour golf shoe, the Spieth One . Read More »

Woodgate happy for Middlesbrough defender Gibson over England call

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His performances earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad when Chris Smalling had to withdraw through injury last Friday. Tottenham face some tough opposition though as Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, who have extensively scouted Gibson throughout the season, are also interested in bolstering their defensive options. Read More »

Gonzaga or North Carolina: Which is the real Final Four favorite?

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The game also suited South Carolina's frontcourt of Chris Silva and Maik Kotsar, whom I wouldn't necessarily trust to catch a pass, but I'd heavily bet on to win a tire-iron fight to the death. Both games are listed in PT and can be viewed online at NCAA.com, or on the March Madness Live mobile app. There were 0.3 seconds left Sunday when Luke Maye hit the game-winning jumper in a 75-73 game that turned wildly in the final five minutes and then turned again in the last minute, nearly like ... Read More »

Few thrills as England continue steady progress under Southgate

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Injuries to younger strikers seem to be the best chance of Defoe making the squad for Russian Federation, assuming unbeaten England completes the job in the second half of qualifying. Finally, Southgate left the door open for Defoe to make his squad for next year's World Cup, putting the onus on the Sunderland striker to continue his impressive form for his club. Read More »

Dustin Johnson powers way into round of 16

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On the par-5 16th, Johnson missed an 8-foot birdie putt to win the hole. Tiger Woods became the first man to win all four WGCs in 2003 when he won the Match Play, however the World Cup of Golf was then a WGC, it now isn't. It was the second time, Johnson was brought to the 18th hole on Sunday. The Spaniard then drove it over the green on 18, but failed to get up-and-down for a birdie. Read More »

Martin O'Neill not putting timetable on Coleman return

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FIFA's Club Protection Programme was set up in 2012 after mounting pressure from clubs trying to claim compensation for players being injured on global duty. MARTIN O'NEILL reckons Seamus Coleman might not have suffered a broken leg if Gareth Bale had been sent off for his studs-up tackle on John O'Shea. Read More »

Fernando Alonso: McLaren dead last on performance

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However, the Spaniard was overtaken by Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon with seven laps remaining and promptly retired while his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne was the final of the race's 13 finishers. "I was driving one of my best races so far and we were surprisingly in the points, all race long", Alonso added. These problems unsurprisingly reared their head in Australia on the first race weekend of the season, with Alonso suffering from a suspension problem only a few laps from the finish, to ... Read More »

Henry the next Arsenal manager? "It's my club of heart"

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So should the idea of Henry as manager be dismissed out of hand? Henry, who now serves as assistant coach to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team dropped a subtle hint that he would "love" to coach Arsenal. He was part of the Invincibles side that won the Premier League without being beaten, but the Gooners have not tasted title glory since. This list could end here. Read More »

Boxer Jordan Coe dies of heatstroke in Thailand

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He had been 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) over the weight class limit for a Sunday night fight in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, and was last seen Saturday morning headed out from a resort there for a workout. Tributes poured in for the young boxer on social media. Writing on Facebook, long-term friend JP Gallacher said: "One of my first ever friends and a person I met in Thai boxing, has passed away at 19 years old while living in Thailand. Read More »

Son of Cleveland Indians GM blurts out player's contract info on radio

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During Cleveland's spring training game Saturday against the White Sox, young Brody Chernoff joined Indians play-by-play man Tom Hamilton in the radio booth, and they got to talking about the team's offseason acquisitions. Hamilton burst into laughter at the response and joked that "we better not talk any more, Brody". We really hope Brody isn't grounded for sharing this information with the world. Read More »

Will Outfielder Anthony Gose End Up As A Pitcher?

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Gose was re-assigned to minor league camp and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Gose will try his hand at pitching in the future. The lefty-throwing Gose was clocked as high as 97 miles per hour in high school. Ausmus said Gose handled the news well that he was being sent to minor league camp. Gose will continue to play center field at Triple-A Toledo but on the side he'll throw bullpens. Read More »

UConn coach Geno Auriemma's 2016 rant about body language goes viral

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Alexis Peterson scored 25 points for the Orange (22-11). It's another early exit for Iowa State, which hasn't won an NCAA Tournament game since the 2012-13 season. "They should trot us out at halftime next year at one of the games and recognize us", Lobo joked. "And we were all vital in our run a year ago". "You didn't play me enough and that's why we lost". Read More »

Australia out for 137, India need 106 to win series

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Ravindra Jadeja, whose half-century earlier in the day had established a small first-innings lead for India , Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin each took three wickets as Australia were hustled out inside 54 overs in the fourth and final Test. Read More »

It's the Underdogs vs. North Carolina in the Final Four

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Led by star Sindarius Thornwell (26 points, seven rebounds), the Gamecocks used a strong second half on both sides of the court to earn the victory. "It's just now y'all gave us a stage to do it and we're just showcasing what we have been doing all season". According to Dorsey, it was a case of a "good miss". Read More »

Oregon Ducks blank Washington Huskies for 2-0 series lead

Matt Mercer had a rough first inning with 21 pitches giving up a hit and a walk. "Control issues, obviously walking guys, we had seven walks today", said Head coach George Horton on Noll's performance. Fellow freshman designated hitter Nick Kahle was next at-bat and his sacrifice fly gave MacIver enough time to reach the plate for a 3-2 lead. MacIver was 3 for 4 and also had a double to go with five RBI. Read More »

Johnson holds off Tanihara to make Match Play final

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That was the sum measure of the distance by which Rahm, seeded 21st in the event, missed putts over the first eight holes. Haas' dad helped him out, too. "If his putter had been hot, I wouldn't have had a chance, no question". "That's absolutely why I missed it", Rahm told Golf Channel, referring to the noise, which NBC television said was a portable toilet door banging. Read More »

Will South Carolina cover vs. Florida? March Madness Predictions 3/26/17

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South Carolina: This had been South Carolina's deepest run in the NCAA Tournament . Thornwell , who won the East Regional's Most Valuable Player award, led the Gamecocks with 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting, however, as has been the norm in this tournament, the team received valuable contributions from other players. Read More »