• Phillies name Gabe Kapler as their new manager
Phillies name Gabe Kapler as their new manager

He has limited managing experience, consisting of a brief stint with the Red Sox' Class A affiliate back in 2007, but he's been a popular managerial candidate in recent years. Kapler will become at least the third new manager in the National League East next season. "I'm equal parts honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity with the Phillie...

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  • José Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is 'untouchable' at Manchester United
José Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is 'untouchable' at Manchester United

United welcome Benfica in Tuesday's fourth Champions League Group A match as leaders with maximum points. Regarding the negative reaction to his substitution from some supporters, Mourinho said: "They pay (for) the ticket, they can do what they want".

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  • Jim McElwain and Florida are parting ways
Jim McElwain and Florida are parting ways

Randy Shannon will serve as interim coach throughout the remainder of the season. Strickland added, "This is more than just wins and losses". "We are confident Coach Shannon will provide the proper guidance to the players and rest of staff during this time, and we will begin a national search for the next head coach".

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  • Heisman Watch and will Notre Dame crack first playoff rankings?
Heisman Watch and will Notre Dame crack first playoff rankings?

There are only a couple of three-win teams projected for a bowl, but 3-4 Florida is one of them-despite the 42-7 beating the Gators took from Georgia this week. If they adhere to the selection guidelines, it's the third-best non-NY6 Pac-12 team against the sixth-best non-NY6 Big Ten team. Armed with exponentially more data and blessed with fa...

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  • Brazil seal third spot over Mali
Brazil seal third spot over Mali

Mali found their feet as Brazil's hunger for a goal seemed satiated by the string of half-efforts. Three minutes later, Jiddou played a short corner out of the left, and played on to Camara, whose shot bounced out of Brazao's gloves, but the Brazil goalkeeper recovered early enough to beat N'Diaye's presence just in front of him.

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  • Cowboys at Redskins in Week 8
Cowboys at Redskins in Week 8

Washington fumbled twice in the 3rd quarter leading to a pair of Mike Nugent field goals. The Redskins trotted onto rain-slick FedEx Field without three-fifths of their offensive line and two starters on defense, spelled by backups that included a pair of rookies making their National Football League starting debut.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins discusses his emotional return to Sacramento to play the Kings
DeMarcus Cousins discusses his emotional return to Sacramento to play the Kings

He provided 6.75 FD points per $1,000 and exceeded his projected output by 19.4 points. While Cousins' story and figures were worthy of the attention, the root of the Pelicans' victory went beyond his numbers. "He'd been with this franchise the entire time", coach Alvin Gentry said. "I was good after the jump ball". I guess these Kings fans rea...

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  • Sophia the Robot Just Received Citizenship in Saudi Arabia
Sophia the Robot Just Received Citizenship in Saudi Arabia

In fact, according to a report by the Independent , a joke hashtag about Sophia asking to drop the system under which every female citizen must have a male guardian. Sophia, who took to the podium to answer all questions, claimed that her only goal was to "help humans live a better life". I was told that the people here at the Future Investment...

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  • Zinedine Zidane refusing to panic after shock Girona defeat
Zinedine Zidane refusing to panic after shock Girona defeat

After seeing Los Blancos drop points on their travels for the first time since February, Zidane is adamant that his side performed well enough to get the job done in Catalonia and is not about to start panicking just yet. "We have lost three points today which wasn't what we expected after four wins, but the players' desire for the league remains i...

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  • Miller smashes fastest ever T20 century
Miller smashes fastest ever T20 century

After the 31-run over, Miller hit two boundaries and took two couples to reach the fastest T20I hundred, eclipsing the previous mark of 45 balls set by countryman Richard Levi against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012 . Miller shared a 79-run fourth wicket partnership off 41 balls with Hashim Amla , who made 85 off 51 balls with 11 fours and a six....

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  • Stokes 'real hero', say gay couple he defended
Stokes 'real hero', say gay couple he defended

Root has scored more than 5000 runs in 60 Tests at an average of 53.76 including 13 centuries, but the previous Ashes tour ended with him being dropped for the Sydney finale after he managed a meagre 192 runs in four Tests at a lowly average of 27.42.

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  • Falcons Overcome Turnovers and Early Mistakes To Hold Off Jets
Falcons Overcome Turnovers and Early Mistakes To Hold Off Jets

We held them to under 3 yards a carry until they broke a long one at the end. I know what type of player he is. After blowing 14-point leads in back-to-back losses, the New York Jets placed such an emphasis on winning the fourth quarter that it became the theme in every aspect of their game prep - on the practice field, in the meeting rooms and...

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  • Zach Miller Dislocates Knee In Bears Loss
Zach Miller Dislocates Knee In Bears Loss

The Bears and Miller will have to wait and see just how severe his leg injury is, but it would be safe to assume that the 2017 National Football League season is officially over for the veteran tight end. But on the next three plays, Saints defensive end David Onyemata tackled Jordan Howard for a loss, defensive end Cam Jordan hit Trubisky's arm ...

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  • Davey Martinez: Washington Nationals hire former Chicago Cubs bench coach as manager
Davey Martinez: Washington Nationals hire former Chicago Cubs bench coach as manager

Martinez joins new Mets manager Mickey Callaway as new skippers in the NL East. Two sources familiar with Grandpa Rossy's situation and the team's thinking framed it like this: Ross would be on the short list of ideal candidates to become Joe Maddon's bench coach, but it's also doubtful that the timing will be right for someone who is raising...

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  • 3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers
3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

After recovering with the ball, Benjamin made a decision to run from coverage - into the end zone - where he was pinned down by Matthew Slater and Jonathan Jones, giving the Patriots a safety and a 9-7 lead. The Chargers went on to lose at New England 21-13, its record dropping to 3-5. That allowed the Pats to possess the ball for almost 30 minut...

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  • Texans kneel during national anthem in protest of Bob McNair's 'inmates' comment
Texans kneel during national anthem in protest of Bob McNair's 'inmates' comment

The fact they protested this week in the wake of McNair's comments is likely not a coincidence. McNair issued an apology on Saturday, essentially stating that he's bad at metaphors. Owners did not vote to change a policy that would require players to stand for the anthem during that meeting. Before the game, writer and civil rights activist S...

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  • Markelle Fultz ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury
Markelle Fultz ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury

Philadelphia reiterated that there is no structural damage to Fultz's shoulder, and that he'll continue performing physiotherapy while awaiting the next course of action. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid missed entire seasons, although both have been health and performing at extremely high levels so far this season. The 76ers traded with the ...

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  • Leicester City boss Claude Puel wants to 'seduce' Riyad Mahrez to stay
Leicester City boss Claude Puel wants to 'seduce' Riyad Mahrez to stay

When asked about his chances of getting the job permanently, Unsworth told Sky Sports: "I honestly don't know, but I do know that whoever gets the honour of being Everton manager - myself included - needs time with this set of players".

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  • Monument of Love, the Taj Mahal, at Heart of Political Storm
Monument of Love, the Taj Mahal, at Heart of Political Storm

Balmukund Pandey, national organization secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Itihaas Sankalan Samiti, said that since the Taj Mahal is a national heritage site, Hindus too be allowed to perform puja inside the premises of the white marble mausoleum.

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  • Motorcycling-Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix
Motorcycling-Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

He lacked confidence to push on this bike and found himself down in seventh - just the second time in his premier class career he has qualified outside of the top two rows - while Dovizioso guided his Ducati to third. But we'll see, maybe tomorrow during the afternoon, rain changes everything so we need to see how we can manage. Italy's Dovizioso...

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  • Florida Investigating Whether It Can Fire Jim McElwain Without Paying Buyout
Florida Investigating Whether It Can Fire Jim McElwain Without Paying Buyout

With all the drama in Gainesville, maybe McElwain is smiling because he knows he won't have to deal with it much longer. However, the school reportedly believes it can part ways with its coach due to the death threats and get out from paying him that money.

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  • Ejections overshadow Warriors vs. Wizards game
Ejections overshadow Warriors vs. Wizards game

Tempers boiling over for Golden State is not new this season, as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were ejected from a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, which saw Curry chuck his mouthpiece at an official and earn a hefty fine. The Washington Wizards could be looking at a suspension for two players who left the bench as the "scrum" was taking place o...

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  • Winx wins Cox Plate for third straight year
Winx wins Cox Plate for third straight year

He said Winx would only travel if she was at her peak. Australian superstar Winx secured her 22nd consecutive victory with an historic third triumph in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate. But we are in the presence of greatness. Winx , who might compete at England's Royal Ascot meeting in June next year, is also expected to pass United States dirt ...

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  • Bills trade away Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars for a future pick
Bills trade away Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars for a future pick

As for the actual details on Dareus' contract figures, he's now playing on a six-year deal (signed in 2015) worth $60 million in guarantees and according to Spotrac, he's scheduled to make a little under $6 million in base salary this year.

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  • What is MLB Going to do About Yulieski Gurriel?
What is MLB Going to do About Yulieski Gurriel?

Darvish termed Gurriel's ugly gesture "disrespectful" but was mostly in a forgiving mood, suggesting it be a learning experience. Though he wasn't scheduled to address the media like this prior to Game 4, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took the podium to discuss the situation surrounding Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel on Sa...

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  • Spurs announce Harry Kane has suffered a minor hamstring strain
Spurs announce Harry Kane has suffered a minor hamstring strain

After a blistering start to the season, United had somewhat of a wobble in recent weeks with a dire 0-0 draw at Anfield for which Mourinho came under heavy criticism followed by their first league loss of the season to Huddersfield. But they will be without star striker Harry Kane at Old Trafford today - a big blow to their chances considering he h...

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  • Carabao Cup quarter-final draw
Carabao Cup quarter-final draw

And while previous draws - especially the controversial third round draw in China - took an age to complete, this should be over fairly soon. The draw will get underway from 4pm. Who is in the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw? That is before Chelsea , Everton, Tottenham and West Ham play their games. Firstly, we were stunned by the revelati...

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  • Klopp Unsure Of Injured Coutinho As Liverpool Take Huddersfield Clash Seriously
Klopp Unsure Of Injured Coutinho As Liverpool Take Huddersfield Clash Seriously

Wagner got his first shot at full-time management with Huddersfield and guided them to the Championship playoffs in just his second season having finished way down in 19th in his first. "It is extraordinary because he is my best friend", said Wagner via the Telegraph. "Against United they parked the bus and won the game". "We have to do differe...

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  • Chargers send WR Inman to Bears
Chargers send WR Inman to Bears

Schefter noted that it's a conditional pick. It's not surprising to see the Chargers moving one of their receivers given the sheer amount of talent they've acquired at the position. Inman, the former undrafted free agent in 2011, played a big role for the Chargers last season after Keenan Allen went down with a season-ending injury.

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  • Hinch:
Hinch: "There Was No Altercation"

The Houston Astros won Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, upending the Los Angeles Dodgers in extra innings. As TMZ tells it, Hinch was at the bar in his Pasadena hotel on Tuesday night having some drinks. Oak Knoll Ave . So, the dispute here appears mostly over what "altercation" means. The manager fired back and began "cursing a...

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  • South Africa in control
South Africa in control

Bangladesh fell short of South Africa's 195-4 at Mangaung Oval despite a good start, when it was on course at 92-2 after nine overs. Bangladesh lost wickets regularly after Sarkar's exit, including two in two balls to seamer Dane Paterson.

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  • How Manchester United Are Expected To Line Up For Crucial Tottenham Clash
How Manchester United Are Expected To Line Up For Crucial Tottenham Clash

The two sides, who are separated in their table only by goal difference, face each other at Old Trafford on Saturday. Injury rules out star turn Harry Kane, but fellow England worldwide Eric Dier may well start - a player who has been targeted by Mourinho's side, with Mauricio Pochettino saying in his new book that the interest "destabilise...

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  • Antonio Conte Slams B******t Reports Of Chelsea Mutiny
Antonio Conte Slams B******t Reports Of Chelsea Mutiny

Howe hailed Chelsea boss Conte for spearheading a return to wing-back formations and three centre-backs, praising the Italian for his passion and technical nous. The Belgium worldwide has shown a good deal more promise in the early weeks of this campaign, scoring seven times in 11 matches, and played a key role off the bench as Chelsea beat ...

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  • Prokhorov sells minority stake in Brooklyn Nets
Prokhorov sells minority stake in Brooklyn Nets

Tsai's wife and children live in La Jolla, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the couple donated $1 million to the La Jolla Music Society toward construction of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.com confirmed details of the deal Friday morning, including the fact the purchase price is base...

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  • Catalans declare independence from Spain, as central government prepares to move in
Catalans declare independence from Spain, as central government prepares to move in

The measure calls for the transfer of legal powers from Spain to an independent Catalonia. The Catalan parliament may respond by declaring independence unilaterally. Article 155 of the Spanish constitution has never been used and its wording is vague, but it allows Spain to suspend elements of Catalonia's autonomy, taking direct control of the r...

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