CECIL HURT: Was Nick Saban's radio comment a swipe at Lane Kiffin?

CECIL HURT: Was Nick Saban's radio comment a swipe at Lane Kiffin?

The Crimson Tide had knocked off the Tigers in the National Championship the year before. "But after we got there, I felt like if we had played to our strengths as a team, we would win". Saturday will be the first A-Day spectacle for offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the first for early enrollee quarterbacks Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa. Read More

Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller

In a thrilling El Clasico encounter with numerous twists and turns, Madrid squandered the lead and then battled back with 10 men, only for Messi to pop up with a landmark goal with the final act of the match . Real Madrid will have a very important game this weekend against FC Barcelona. This team will be determined to get the three points here since there is a lot at stake with their pride and also for the end of season results. Read More

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

The Golden State Warriors announced Saturday that head coach Steve Kerr will not coach Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers due to an illness. "If we want a chance to win the series, we have to win Game Three". The Warriors initially struggled when Durant sprained his knee in late February, but they eventually went on a 13-game winning streak before he returned for the final three games of the regular season. Read More

Addison Russell blasts walk-off HR to beat Brewers

Addison Russell blasts walk-off HR to beat Brewers

Reddick tripled in the first inning, doubled in the sixth and struck out swinging in his only other at-bat, finishing 3-for-4. The Brewers staked Jimmy Nelson to a 5-0 lead in the third, but the right-hander couldn't make it hold, allowing seven runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Read More

Jesus to return for City

Manager Arsene Wenger could keep the three-man defence he used for Monday's league win at Middlesbrough . "I said many times to them". They don't carry the negative vibes of bad experiences into the competition. Juventus and Atletico Madrid head into the Champions League semifinals as teams who put the art of defending above the handsome passing football espoused by Guardiola, while Chelsea remain four points clear at the top of the Premier League, despite their recent wobble, largely ... Read More

Gettleman: McCaffrey, Fournette both fit Panthers

Gettleman: McCaffrey, Fournette both fit Panthers

Gettleman's discussion of the top running backs in next week's draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia) will fuel the thought that the Panthers will target a ball carrier with their top selection. The Panthers have taken care of their pass rush with re-signing Kawann Short , and bringing back Julius Peppers . "The last two years he's rushed the ball for 650 and he's caught another 90 balls", he said. Read More

Does Rajon Rondo's injury give the Celtics the edge over the Bulls?

Does Rajon Rondo's injury give the Celtics the edge over the Bulls?

The top seed losing in the first round is a rarity in the National Basketball Association playoffs, but this is no ordinary series . Now, Ainge is hoping the Celtics can find the same levity those Suns did. Most of the guys seen as above quality players on the Celtics roster are only labeled that because of Brad's system. "I've been in the trenches with him before and he's always bounced back", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Read More

Thunder Squanders Double-Digit Lead In Tragic Loss To Rockets

WASHINGTON - In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping Washington beat Atlanta for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series . Read More

Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'

Both Kraft and Belichick presented Trump with a Patriots Super Bowl 51 jersey and helmet, stood for some photos, then went inside the White House to continue the celebration. "I think I've got this, but thank you", Spicer responded, which drew a few laughs. Before the Super Bowl, Trump was constantly singing Tom's praises, so it's definitely telling that he wouldn't mention him during an event honoring the team. Read More

Anthony Johnson Says Goodbye: 'The End of Rumble'

On the main event, Daniel Cormier defends his light heavyweight crown in a rematch against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. Known as a feared knockout artist, Johnson spent the entire fight looking to take down Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler. Read More

Grizzlies coach Fizdale fined US$30000 for refs rant

Grizzlies coach Fizdale fined US$30000 for refs rant

Calling out the officiating and discrepancies in foul calls is a way to put that idea in the back of people's minds, most importantly officials in future games, but it's not just about earning a better balance of foul calls in the future. Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/854770962893504513 Fizdale: Coaches pull this card a lot . Fizdale's rant backfires, the Grizzlies barely get to the free throw line, and the Spurs rip the hearts out of all Grizzlies fans by stealing game ... Read More

Kane aiming to hunt down Lukaku in Golden Boot race

Thus, they have slapped a price tag of £100 million on Lukaku in order to ward off the interests of Chelsea and Manchester United. Want your voice heard? With more goals to his credit, Everton now believe Lukaku's worth has increased to £100m, and hope to put off potential suitors ahead of the coming season. Read More

White Sox's Todd Frazier still sidelined with flu

White Sox's Todd Frazier still sidelined with flu

And Severino can't get the blame in the Yankees 4-1 loss to the White Sox which snapped their early season eight-game winning streak. The game tips-off at 7:00 PM EST in Yankee Stadium, New York . "It was pretty impressive", NY manager Joe Girardi said. "It's maybe the furthest one I've seen here to left-center". I was trying to get a strikeout basically. Read More

Centurion Cristiano Ronaldo hails winning mentality at Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, looses the ball to Bayern's Mats Hummels during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday April 18, 2017. Read More

Karlsson scores in OT to give Sharks 3-2 win over Oilers

San Jose when 0-for-16 with the man advantage during the regular season series. The Sharks outplayed the Oilers in Game 1 , while the Oilers outplayed the Sharks in Game 2 . Hertl led the way for the Sharks with three shots on goal. The sold out crowd, which was already revved up from seeing its first Oilers playoff game in 11 years, didn't need long to be sent into a frenzy. Read More

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

Sharks' captain Joe Pavelski singled out that goal to reporters after the game, saying that it calmed the team. Only 41 saves by Cam Talbot kept Edmonton from receiving a major thumping. Joel Ward and Paul Martin scored for San Jose. By comparison, the Oilers have only a fraction. "They've made it a pretty special place to play a playoff game in for either team". Read More

Sai Praneeth beats Srikanth to clinch his maiden Super Series title

Sai Praneeth beats Srikanth to clinch his maiden Super Series title

Srikanth then showed why he is considered one of the best Indian shuttlers right now, fighting back from 4-9 down in the opening game to never look back. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-11, 21-8. This was Tai's 25th successive victory, spread over five months, and earned her a fifth straight title. Read More

Murphy's RBI double in 10th lifts Nationals over Phils 3-2

Murphy's RBI double in 10th lifts Nationals over Phils 3-2

Shawn Kelley (2-0) relieved with the bases loaded in the ninth and got Maikel Franco to ground into a forceout. Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs - two earned - over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies. Cleveland went 14-4 against Detroit past year as it won the AL Central. Pittsburgh's last three-game sweep at Wrigley was in September 2014. He gave up a two-run to shot to Bryce Harper (who else?). Read More

Sam Allardyce praises Crystal Palace fightback to earn 'precious point'

Sam Allardyce praises Crystal Palace fightback to earn 'precious point'

And Mills thinks that the Eagles have done just about enough to make sure they are going to be playing Premier League football next season. But Palace swiftly responded through Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke to claim a point and move seven points clear of the relegation zone. Read More

Neymar handed 3 game ban by Spanish FA

Neymar picked up two yellow cards after stopping Malaga taking a free-kick in the first-half before receiving his marching orders for a foul on Diego Llorente. Since the suspension applies to domestic competitions only, Neymar is free to take part in both legs of Barcelona's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against Serie A side Juventus. Read More