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Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opener uncertain

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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will likely begin the season on the disabled list as he works his way back from the left shoulder and right hip surgeries he underwent past year, writes Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. The performances by Gsellman and Lugo late a year ago was enough to convince Collins that they belong in the rotation. "They pitched games when the real bright lights were on against big teams that were trying to beat us while we were fighting in a pennant race", Collins said. Read More »

Hart to captain England against Lithuania

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I can't speak highly enough of them. "It's important to make good decisions and we are capable of doing that". "We are not going in thinking we've already lost". Up front is where there is perhaps the most intrigue, with huge question marks over whether Wayne Rooney can do enough to earn a swansong in Russian Federation given his dwindling returns for both club and country, while Daniel Sturridge and Andy Carroll will likely have to prove their long-term fitness despite their ... Read More »

Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo gets grid penalty, will start 15th

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From a fan perspective - and a part of me will always be a fan - it really is something special. Revised aerodynamics and fatter tyres are among a raft of technical changes that pundits feel could bring the Silver Arrows back to earth after they swept the drivers and constructors' championships for the last three years running. Read More »

Earth Hour: Turn off your lights for the planet

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Pakistan, along with the rest of the world, will observe Earth Hour on Saturday. "We participate in Earth Hour to send the message that climate change and its effects on the environment must be heeded". After their successful event in October, the organisers chose to rally behind the Earth Hour being planned for March 2008. Anuj Mathur, Chief Executive Officer, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance said, "We are pleased to partner for the 9th consecutive year with ... Read More »

Australia bat first, Kohli out of final Test

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Rahul, dropped on 14 by Matt Renshaw at first slip off Cummins, batted cautiously and facing 75 balls while hitting five boundaries. If I'm 100 per cent fit for the game is the only condition that I will take the field. "Everyone has their own conscience to sleep with at night and same applies for everyone", the skipper said. I don't see any other game or any other opposition differently. Read More »

Lacklustre Swansea suffer defeat at Bournemouth

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Taking possession 20 yards from goal, Afobe advanced before hitting a low shot that appeared to be going wide before it struck Mawson on the shin and deflected past wrong-footed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. Swansea is one place and three points above the relegation zone. "I think my first couple of games for Feyenoord I played right back, but I am a midfielder, so I just try to do my best", he explained. Read More »

2 games bring NCAA Tournament to Final Four teams on Sunday

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A trip to the Final Four in Glendale, Ariz., will be on the line when the game tips off at 2:20 p.m. on CBS. In their eyes, the SEC does not get the respect it deserves as a basketball conference. With just one more victory, SC will double its all-time NCAA Tournament win totals in one single tournament. The last lead change came on two free throws by Thornwell with 2:24 left that made it 65-63. Read More »

NCAA Tournament: Xavier vs

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They went into the locker room down 10. Xavier was out-rebounded by Arizona, 35-27, but Gonzaga has been unable to secure the boards, and the Musketeers will have an opportunity at some second-chance points, which is where they can hurt the Bulldogs. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets

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The Denver Nuggets throttled the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-113 just two days ago but now take on Paul George and the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Field House, where Indiana is 25-10 on the season. Smith was knocked down by a Cody Zeller pick. LeBron James said he suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye in Friday's 112-105 win over Charlotte after being examined by a Hornets team physician. Read More »

England player ratings: Who impressed against Lithuania?

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The 34-year-old earned a recall from Southgate last week, after his impressive form with Sunderland over the past few seasons. Click through the gallery above to find out! England extended its lead to four points thanks to neighbor Scotland beating the only team it hasn't managed to defeat so far in Group F: Slovenia. Read More »

Southgate would have 'put his house' on Defoe scoring

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Lallana's deft touch released Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to slide inside the near post to double the home side's advantage on 65 minutes, the fourth time the Reds' No.20 has been directly involved in a goal in his last five worldwide appearances. Read More »

Adrian Peterson era over in Minnesota

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But since he signed in Oakland, his experience has been overwhelmingly positive. "When I saw that maybe this could be a team I would be playing for, obviously you think about those different scenarios", Murray said. Murray played behind a top-five offensive line with the Raiders a year ago, as they spent tons of money in order to protect their franchise quarterback and get their run game going. Read More »

Mark Cuban needles Blake Griffin over getting shoved down by JJ Barea

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The action left Redick with his 31st career four-point play, which ranked him second behind teammate Jamal Crawford (50). "Even with the 7'2" Salah Mejri inserted to comically guard the much, much shorter Chris Paul's inbound pass, JJ Redick freed himself for a darn good look that was a touch strong, a fitting end for what was a 2-for-9 shooting night for the shooting guard. Read More »

LSU hires Will Wade away from VCU

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It's time to move forward and get going". He replaces Will Wade , who resigned Monday night to take the same position at LSU. Wade's coaching career spans four years; two in Chattanooga and the past two at VCU. They were to be bolstered by a recruiting class ranked among the top 25 by several services that grade recruiting, but some of those recruits may now revisit those commitments. Read More »

NFL Working to Reduce Commercial Breaks During Games

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We'll see how much he actually gets done. Rushing offenses off the field to kick the extra point seems to be an attempt to curb fun without directly outlawing it. A tablet would be brought to the referee on the field to communicate with NY. Replay rulings will be made as soon as the referee has a decision . Read More »

Derby day: O'Shea previews Wales clash

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Is it [the question] because it's Gareth Bale or was it a genuinely bad challenge? Ireland manager Martin O'Neill certainly did, and he'd know, claiming Coleman to be a phenomenal captain who is having a phenomenal season, both of which are true, but in the wake of his loss, who succeeds the Everton defender as Ireland captain? They've been good to me and I feel that when I've been playing I've been good for them, so we fit now and leaving when my last game was the one where I broke my leg ... Read More »

Juve on red alert as Liverpool and Arsenal pounce on Barcelona midfielder

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The extension signed by Rafinha, who has been at Barca since the age of 13, runs until June 2020, with the new deal increasing his buyout clause to €75m. Rafinha is a good player, but this signing wouldn't do much to excite the Liverpool faithful on the face of things. If that's not here, there's nothing wrong in going out on loan. Read More »

Red Wings beat reeling Wild 3-2 in OT

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Using his enormous speed, Athanasiou sped in past the blue line all alone, brought goalie Devan Dubnyk flat on his stomach with a deke and put the puck into a almost open net. After the two games against the Wings, they host Columbus on Thursday. Green's 58-foot wrist shot managed to squeak through several bodies on the way to the goal, and in behind the drastically screened Dubnyk. Read More »

USF defensive back Hassan Childs injured during shooting

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According to the Tampa Police Department, the incident happened off-campus at 11:15 p.m.at the Eagles Point Apartment Complex on North 46th Street in Tampa. "Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, we can not comment further at this time". It is unclear what started the argument. The case has been sent to local prosecutors to determine if charges will be filed. Read More »

Ex-Chargers LB Manti Te'o signs with Saints

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Prior to that, his best season statistically was 2015 when he recorded 83 tackles, forced a fumbled and intercepted a pass. Coaches also love his work ethic. But they still finished 27th in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed. If the deal pushes through, Te'o would be the second linebacker acquired by the Saints this offseason with former Carolina Panthers' Klein signing a three-year, $15 million contract during the start of free-agency. Read More »

Kohli in doubt for Australia showdown

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Injury couldn't keep Virat Kohli from true action. Pujara knows that the third double century of his career came at the most appropriate time, when his team was staring at the barrel after losing the toss and seeing Australia notch up 451. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys sign T Byron Bell to one-year deal

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Dallas tried to have a transition for Free's eventual retirement in pace, drafting Green in the third round of the 2015 draft. The Dallas Cowboys' slow, deliberate and thrifty approach to free agency took another measured step on Friday with a visit from free agent offensive tackle Byron Bell . Read More »

England's Jermain Defoe: 'International return emotional'

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Defoe did the business for his manager - opening the scoring at English football headquarters. England lacked the spark they showed in their promising performance against Germany on Wednesday, and the only real moment of quality came in the shape of that goal from Vardy. Read More »