• Former Packer Datone Jones joins Vikings for another chance to prove himself
Former Packer Datone Jones joins Vikings for another chance to prove himself

The Packers did not exercise Jones' fifth-year option, and so he became a free agent a week ago. Tripp was re-signed by Green Bay on Wednesday after the Packers initially declined to tender the linebacker a contract offer before the start of free agency.

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  • Didi Gregorius will miss Yankees opener, likely more time
Didi Gregorius will miss Yankees opener, likely more time

According to ESPN senior writer Andrew Marchand, New York Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman says Gregorius will be out six weeks due to a shoulder injury sustained in the World Baseball Classic . Gleyber Torres is not viewed as a candidate, since he hasn't played above Class A level. He hit 20 home runs and posted a.276/.304/.447 line in 201...

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  • The best of Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament
The best of Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament

Every team in it needs one extra thing, and that's luck. Duke's talent, however, hasn't always translated to success this season. But the team was struggling to the point that Krzyzewski was so perturbed with the effort of his players, he barred them from the locker room and wouldn't let them wear Duke clothing.

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  • Champions League 2017: Quarter-final fixtures revealed
Champions League 2017: Quarter-final fixtures revealed

If Leicester pull of another upset and knock last season's runners up out of the tournament, they will bring the curtain down on European football at the stadium in the process. They were also beaten by Real in the quarter-finals in 2015 and won the Europa League in 2012. He said: "It was a very open game, they had chances in the second half and ...

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  • Cheltenham Festival: Opinion divided on Gold Cup day
Cheltenham Festival: Opinion divided on Gold Cup day

With Sizing John she has completed the triple crown of Cheltenham's great championship races, and typically she instinctively handed the credit to Power. With favourite Djakadam finding only one pace at the finish, Native River looked like rallying for runner-up spot only to find Minella Rocco staying on dourly to rob him of that.

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  • Mata strike decisive as Manchester United book UEL quarter-finals berth
Mata strike decisive as Manchester United book UEL quarter-finals berth

Mourinho insisted the players would be ready for a third game in eight days despite the quick turnaround and fielded a strong line-up, boasting four changes from Monday's Emirates FA Cup defeat at Chelsea. The Reds had to make another enforced adjustment as Blind came off shortly after receiving treatment, with Phil Jones entering the fray and Marc...

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  • Is Malcolm Butler bound for New Orleans?
Is Malcolm Butler bound for New Orleans?

Or, the Saints could work out a contract with Butler and his representatives on the side and make a straight-up trade for him. In today's National Football League, first-, second- and third-round picks are supposed to help a team immediately in various ways.

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  • Dont'a Hightower could receive 'blockbuster' offer from Jets
Dont'a Hightower could receive 'blockbuster' offer from Jets

The deal also includes $19 million in guaranteed money, according to Hightower's agency, Sports Trust Advisors, which announced the news on Twitter. He'll look to build on those numbers during the 2017 campaign back in New England - instead of in Pittsburgh, with one of the Patriots' chief AFC rivals.

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  • Jets Reportedly Used Birthday Cupcakes to Woo Dont'a Hightower
Jets Reportedly Used Birthday Cupcakes to Woo Dont'a Hightower

The New York Jets pulled out all the stop to get Dont'a Hightower to join their team by showing that they know when the linebacker's birthday is. "They had "Happy Birthday Dont'a Hightower " on all the screens inside the Jets training facility", ESPN's Adam Schefter said.

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  • WR Cordarrelle Patterson leaves Vikings for Raiders
WR Cordarrelle Patterson leaves Vikings for Raiders

Patterson is listed at WR, but has never really shown the ability to be great at the position and take over games. Patterson showed off against the Raiders in a November 15, 2015 game at Oakland, returning a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.

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  • Duke Blue Devils: The Vegas Favorite for the Title
Duke Blue Devils: The Vegas Favorite for the Title

The million-dollar question, of course, is whether anyone can derail UConn's quest for an unprecedented fifth straight national title. "It's been an incredible (season), a year that no one could have predicted", UConn coach Geno Auriemma told the Hartford Courant.

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  • Check Out Ball Durham's NCAA Tournament Challenge
Check Out Ball Durham's NCAA Tournament Challenge

The Ohio State women's basketball team is going dancing. The victor of the second round tilt will advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinal, which will be played at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. 2 seed in the East Region. The junior guard is averaging about seven points fewer than last season but has scored at least 18 in nine of the last ...

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  • Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli ready for Leicester of last season
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli ready for Leicester of last season

All you have to do to watch Leicester City v Sevilla online via BT Sport's acclaimed enhanced video player is bookmark this page, return at 7pm (kick-off is 7.45pm) and then follow the banner below. "We don't have anxiety", Rami said. Leicester's players losing faith in title-winning boss Ranieri was reportedly behind the Italian's dismissal fo...

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  • Koeman: Everton were outstanding
Koeman: Everton were outstanding

The visitors had not threatened a back line featuring Phil Jagielka as a starter for the first time in 2017 until six minutes before the break when Nacer Chadli's effort from distance was tipped around the post by Joel Robles. The Toffees are just five points behind sixth place Manchester United having won six of their last ten league games, althou...

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  • My Worry For Pedro Caixinha Is This - Former Rangers Star Explains
My Worry For Pedro Caixinha Is This - Former Rangers Star Explains

Celtic's dream of a fourth victory over rivals Rangers this season were dashed at the death as Clint Hill scrambled home a late leveller. Craig Gordon made two magnificent saves, I thought we deserved that goal. " Clint Hill told me he felt he got away with it and that tells me it was a penalty". Stuart Armstrong crowned a tireless performa...

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  • Former NFL QB Vince Young Signs With Saskatchewan Roughriders In Canada
Former NFL QB Vince Young Signs With Saskatchewan Roughriders In Canada

Calgary's Bo Levi Mitchell, the CFL's outstanding player a year ago, completed 68 per cent of his passes and had four times as many TD passes (32) than interceptions (eight). Young now works for the University of Texas promoting diversity and community engagement. "I've got to put in the work and get in the film room and transfer the film work...

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  • Here's The Launch Trailer For Mass Effect: Andromeda
Here's The Launch Trailer For Mass Effect: Andromeda

As seen below in the Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer courtesy of IGN, the Tempest is equipped with a loadout station that allows players to customize their character's weapons, armor, and abilities, while also affording the chance to alter the attributes of the game's Nomad exploration vehicle.

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  • 'Not thinking of alliance with anyone': BSP sources
'Not thinking of alliance with anyone': BSP sources

The assembly elections in 1993 saw Samajwadi Party and BSP fighting the polls together and had won 175 seats. Singh told News18, that Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav neither had any issue nor any concrete plan for the elections. Uttar Pradesh is also witness to odd bedfellows in the BJP and the BSP coming together in even stranger coalition of ro...

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  • ACC Tournament schedule and bracket: Duke vs. Louisville highlights Thursday's action
ACC Tournament schedule and bracket: Duke vs. Louisville highlights Thursday's action

With 9:05 remaining and Louisville leading by six points, Donovan Mitchell was whistled for fouling Allen in the corner. But the Cardinals were getting everything they wanted inside. But when it counted, Kennard was money. Soon-to-be lottery pick Jayson Tatum , fellow future first-rounder Luke Kennard and ACC Preseason Player of the Year Grayso...

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  • Rapoport: Patriots trading for Colts tight end Dwayne Allen
Rapoport: Patriots trading for Colts tight end Dwayne Allen

He's not exactly one-dimensional either, catching 35 passes for 406 yards with six touchdowns in 2016. The Patriots are expecting to lose Martellus Bennett to free agency. He helped New England win Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, emerging as the No. 1 tight end once Gronkowski got hurt mid-season. The Patriots' offense relies on a complet...

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  • Cleveland Browns would give up No. 12 pick for Jimmy Garoppolo
Cleveland Browns would give up No. 12 pick for Jimmy Garoppolo

If the Patriots would accept trading Garoppolo for the Browns' pick at No. 12 and another later round selection, Cleveland would strongly consider that. Then there's Garoppolo's contract status - going into his fourth and final year of his rookie deal. In those two games, he completed 42 of 60 passes (70 percent) for 498 yards and four touchdo...

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  • Bogut breaks leg in debut, Cavs lose 106-98 to Heat
Bogut breaks leg in debut, Cavs lose 106-98 to Heat

Miami's latest impressive victory, however, was overshadowed by the injury to Bogut, who signed with the Cavaliers only last week. "I heard a break", James said. "When I went over to him and he said it I already knew, I heard it crack". Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winnin...

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  • WWE Fastlane 2017 Results: Watch a better, alternate ending in 'WWE 2K17'
WWE Fastlane 2017 Results: Watch a better, alternate ending in 'WWE 2K17'

For the Fastlane Kickoff Show, we have two singles feuds thrown together in a tag team match . Brian Kendrick is "teaching" Akira Tozawa lessons, primarily through attacking him from behind or tying him up under the ring. The start of the build for that match is at Fastlane . Gallagher has gotten the upper hand in most of their confrontations, ...

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  • David Haye Released From Hospital Following Tony Bellew Fight
David Haye Released From Hospital Following Tony Bellew Fight

In real life, Bellew was the one handing out the punishing blows, as he served up a meme-worthy L to his opponent David Haye . "I respect him as a fighter. I looked at Shane and said "Stop it"'. Haye showed more heart than perhaps some fans gave him credit for before the fight. That was never my intention.

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  • Murray saved seven match points to reach the semi-finals in Dubai
Murray saved seven match points to reach the semi-finals in Dubai

His win on Saturday allowed Murray to become the first British champion in the 25-year history of the Dubai tournament. The first three games were service breaks as the players attempted to find their range in the final. The three-times grand slam victor, who cut a frustrated figure throughout an uncharacteristically sloppy performance, sealed vi...

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  • Rory McIlroy races ahead at halfway point in Mexico
Rory McIlroy races ahead at halfway point in Mexico

Johnson lies tied-fifth now after firing a five-under 66 to sit on six under par overall. The Northern Irishman missed a four-foot par putt at the 17th hole and then horseshoed-out from three feet at the last for a six-under-par 65 at Club de Golf Chapultepec.

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  • Defender Extends Contract As Chelsea Look To Monaco To Strengthen Squad
Defender Extends Contract As Chelsea Look To Monaco To Strengthen Squad

When asked about his long-term plans, and a question was phrased about leaving Chelsea after "10 or 15 years", Conte joked: "I thank you for your optimism". However, Chelsea are not prepared to see their man leave after just one season at the helm at will hand him a significant pay rise in the hope of keeping him tied down.

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  • The Warriors can survive without Kevin Durant
The Warriors can survive without Kevin Durant

The Spurs are well-coached, organizationally strong, and brilliant on the road. And considering today is Thursday, and the game will air on TNT, why wouldn't they win? Golden State can't fall back on progress. The Spurs beat Cleveland earlier in the year at Quicken Loans Arena, 118-115 in overtime on January 21. As in the Wizards' loss to the ...

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  • These Are The World's Most Dangerous Superbugs
These Are The World's Most Dangerous Superbugs

This would act as an incentive for pharmaceutical companies to kick-start research and development into new antibiotics. The list is divided into three categories of priority: critical, high and medium. "Antibiotic resistance is growing, and we are fast running out of treatment options". The critical group includes multidrug-resistant bacteria....

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  • Antonio Brown, Steelers agree on five-year contract
Antonio Brown, Steelers agree on five-year contract

Bell earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was named the Steelers' Most Valuable Player following in 2016, a season in which he became the first player in National Football League history to average at least 100 rushing and 50 receiving yards per game in a single-season.

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  • Sixers finalizing trade to send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks
Sixers finalizing trade to send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks

He is averaging 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 56 games for the 76ers. Atlanta's own second rounder is owed to San Antonio as a top-55 protected pick this year, dating back to the Hawks' original acquisition of Splitter. In a move characteristic of the Sixers' mantra of "Trust the Process", the team acquired Splitter, who is yet to appear in a...

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  • No Ligament Damage For Kristaps Porzingis
No Ligament Damage For Kristaps Porzingis

Missing Porzingis for any period of time will be tough for the 23-35 Knicks, but he should return to the court in the near future and continue producing at a borderline elite level. Porzingis is second on the Knicks in scoring and leads the team in both blocks and 3-point field goals made per game. Against the Cavaliers Thursday night, Lee was one ...

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  • Sixers' Jahlil Okafor: 'I'm just waiting to see what happens'
Sixers' Jahlil Okafor: 'I'm just waiting to see what happens'

What the Bulls could offer remains murky. Whether the Sixers are looking to add additional draft picks or impact players to put into the rotation still remains unclear. On the other hand, Jahlil Okafor has been a familiar figure in rumor mills the past few months. The Pacers are gunning for a spot in the playoffs this season as they are now at ...

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  • Conte: Llorente Is The Man To Contain At Swansea
Conte: Llorente Is The Man To Contain At Swansea

Conte signed the former Athletic Club player for Juventus and earlier in December Spanish publication AS reported that he wanted to reunite with the Spaniard at Chelsea and deploy him as backup for Diego Costa. The Foxes have lost their last five league games without scoring a single goal, plunging them to with one point of the relegation zone ...

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  • Chris Paul (thumb) likely out Thursday for the Clippers
Chris Paul (thumb) likely out Thursday for the Clippers

On Thursday night, the Western Conference powers met up at Oracle Arena, with the Warriors using a 50-point third quarter to eke out a 123-113 victory. Chris Paul's return for the LA Clippers will have to wait. Trailing by 12 at the half, they led by 12 entering the fourth quarter. In the third quarter alone, Golden State made a ridiculous seven ...

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