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New Report Finds Serious Health Violations In Minnesota’s Professional Sports Venues

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It said that, based on reports in 2016 and 2017, 43 outlets inspected at the stadium violated safety standards at high levels. "On Aug. 3, 2016", ESPN's report read, "inspectors found an "accumulation of brown matter' on soda nozzles". Guaranteed Rate Field was next at 87th with a 55.8 percent rate. "If any violation is pointed out, it is addressed and corrected immediately". And even Minnesota's "most clean" venues didn't score all that great. Read More »

Phoenix Suns’ Trevor Ariza does not start against Spurs

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Trevor Ariza is drawing interest from numerous contending teams as he is expected to be traded in the coming days, but the veteran forward reportedly has one destination that he prefers above all the others. Regardless of how Ariza played with the Suns, whatever they get from him in a trade will be something they did not have before. But it's clear the Lakers are working on something, and it's even more clear Caldwell-Pope is at the center of it all. Read More »

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) could miss game vs. Rams

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If this happens to be the case, this would mean it's time for Philadelphia to rely on Nick Foles once again for the final three games, as the Super Bowl MVP finds himself in a similar situation as previous year, although the record by the Eagles is completely different. Read More »

Warriors to debut new 'Town Gold' jerseys on Christmas day

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Nike has debuted yet another special set of National Basketball Association jerseys. The yellow-and-white on green design is part of Nike's Earned Edition line , created only for the 16 teams that made the playoffs last season. The confusion that was later cleared left the town with some bittersweet memories as the franchise is moving to San Fransico (The City) in 2019. Houston's Earned Edition uniform highlights the team's traditional red base and transfers the City Edition crimson as ... Read More »

Bayern star apologises for horror kick

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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller left his side in a precarious position in their 3-all draw with the Dutch side Ajax, after the forward was sent off for a karate-style head kick on defender Nicolas Tagliafico. "The red card for Wober was totally justified because he took on that challenge in a negligent way, ' Metro UK quoted him as saying after the final whistle". Read More »

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role

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The Ireland head coach will be in huge demand next year and, after rejecting advances from the All Blacks in favour of bringing Ireland to the World Cup, it remains to be seen if he will be able to be as firm further down the line. "Thank you to the IRFU for their support and patience and thanks also to so many people who have adopted my family and me, making us feel part of the community here in Ireland". Read More »

Comedy Pogba Miss Against Valencia

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Defeat means they will play a group victor in the knockout stage, one of Barcelona , Borussia Dortmund, Paris St-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. "It's that distance that's been opened up between the top five and everybody else", Nevin said. "He can sure them up at the back and can organise those around him to make the team a lot more solid and then give them a better base to attack". Read More »

NFL Thursday pick: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

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I think it's awesome". Injuries to Spencer Ware and the release of Kareem Hunt has led to Williams being tonight's starting running back . If he can't perform at a high enough level in pregame, they will nearly certainly elect to hold him out and give him the mini-bye to continue to get healthy. Read More »

Joel Embiid frustrated with role in 76ers offense

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My body feels great. And, if his recent three-game slump where he scored a total of 41 points is not factored in, he is averaging 27.6. After reading the article, Embiid reached out to me to stress that he's not upset with Butler or with the trade. Read More »

Shastri makes crude remark but India buoyed ahead of Perth Test

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The highest-successful run chase in an Adelaide test is Australia's 315-6, achieved in 1902 against England, while no side has hunted down more than 236 at the venue since West Indies in 1982. I saw a bit of stuff last night that people were pretty critical of him. His wickets in Adelaide included Indian captain Virat Kohli caught at bat-pad, and Ajinkya Rahane (70) who was caught hitting out late in the innings. Read More »

Mariners trade Carlos Santana to Indians for slugger Edwin Encarnacion

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He was traded to the Mariners on December 3 along with J.P. Crawford for Juan Nicasio, James Pazos and Jean Segura . Santana was due another $35 million over the next two seasons, so was never likely to be a Mariner for long. If you're keeping count, here's who the Mariners have traded away so far this offseason: Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia, James Paxton , Alex Colome , Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz , Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, James Pazos and Santana. Read More »

Raptors upstage Warriors, Davis leads Pelicans with 44 points

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Serge Ibaka , Kyle Lowry and the Raptors raced past the Warriors on the road Wednesday. Theirs was a carefully tailored game plan executed with purpose-a remarkable thing for a short-handed team on the second night of a back to back. "They got a great mix of veterans and young players", Durant added. The Raptors went on to win 123-99 against the Clippers , but they had to do it without Leonard as he was sidelined with a sore right hip. Read More »

Michael Jordan called his Malik Monk smack a 'tap of endearment'

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For good reason, the owner of the Hornets , Michael Jordan , was in attendance and was not happy about the costly mistake. Monk didn't escape the anger of Hornets owner Jordan however, who gave the player two clips around the back of the head for his over-exuberance - much to the remonstration of Monk - before finally shaking his head and laughing off the incident. Read More »

Who Barcelona could draw in the Champions League last 16

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His opposite number at Liverpool Alisson has made a flying start to his Premier League career, keeping 10 clean sheets. He had conceded 26 goals in 16 games whereas last season he let in only 28 in 37 appearances. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event at 7pm. 'We know we have to give a good performance every week to continue the run we are in. Read More »

Indian team for Perth test announced - Key players ruled out with injury

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Captain Virat Kohli celebrates with team-mates after India wrapped up the first test in Adelaide. This meant that India named a thirteen that left them with only one real choice to make. "I'm not saying Mitchell Starc cost us the game. We're pretty much aiming for the exact same moisture content, and we're hoping for the exact same pace and bounce". Read More »

Laurent Koscielny to make Arsenal return in Europa League against Qarabag

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It remains to be seen how quickly the 33-year-old Koscielny can get back to his best after almost seven months on the sidelines, while Konstantinos Mavropanos, 21, is still out with a troublesome groin injury and hasn't played all season. "He is in the group for tomorrow - we need him to help us with his quality". Özil has missed the last five games in all competitions having initially dropped out of the side at Bournemouth before being ruled out with a back injury. Read More »

National Football League draft heading to Las Vegas for 2020

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One such city is Kansas City, who have raised their hands, again and again, to be a draft site (and has received praise accordingly) only to watch the league award other cities. "The goal of this lawsuit is to hold the defendants accountable and help to compensate Oakland for the damages the defendants' unlawful actions have caused and will cause to the people of Oakland". Read More »

LeBron James is Responsible For Ruining The NBA

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They were on opposite ends at this time in 2014. There was something about the way he played that had me hooked, and just like that, this Chicagoan became a Miami Heat fan. James was instead commenting on the majesty of Madison Square Garden, and how it would be the flawless place to host his final showdown with Wade. "Us matched up for the final two possessions, him guarding me on one end, I'm guarding him on the other end". Read More »

Inside the Vikings' late-season change at offensive coordinator

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Now the Vikings will see what Stefanski can do as he auditions for the job in the next three games to keep it in 2019. Which raises the question... Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski is stepping in now on an interim basis for DeFilippo, as the Vikings' fourth offensive coordinator and play caller over the last three seasons. Read More »

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has 'no words' for Alisson save vs Napoli

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Manchester United have registered just a single win during their last five games in the Premier League , while Liverpool have won all five games during that time. Mohamed Salah's duel with Napoli center-back Kalidou Koulibaly was tipped to be one of the most interesting match-ups of the night and the battle stayed true to its billing as the pair faced off several times during the match. Read More »

Liverpool vs. Napoli live stream: Watch Champions League

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The Reds went through with moneybags Paris Saint-Germain who slaughtered Red Star 4-1 in Belgrade with goals from Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar Jr. After last night's good performance against Napoli Rio has singled out Premier League leaders Liverpool as the team to avoid in Monday's draw. It meant that they had to rely on Alisson to produce his heroics in the dying stages to ensure they made it into the knock-out stages. Read More »

Copa Libertadores final celebrations marred by violence in Buenos Aires

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Less than 24 years after celebrating its MLS Cup title, Atlanta United announced its year-end roster moves, but the big news came from Madrid, where Argentine global Gonzalez "Pity" Martinez , one of the stars of River Plate's Copa Libertadores triumph, all but confirmed his move to the Five Stripes, where he is expected to replace Miguel Almiron . Read More »

Steph Curry Says He Doesn't Think Man Went to the Moon

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The conversation then turned to the great beyond as Curry asks the group: 'We ever been to the moon?' Curry even tipped his cap to Irving, suggesting, "They're gonna come get us", an ode to the social media firestorm that followed Irving's revelation and ultimately resulted in an apology from the star. Read More »

Canada finishes 11th at Cape Town Rugby Sevens

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Fiji also bounced back from a mediocre performance in Dubai where they came fifth, beating the United States 29-15 in the final. Tries from captain Kalione Nasoko, Vilimoni Botitu and Sevuloni Mocenacagi gave Fiji a 17-0 lead at halftime in the final. Read More »

Proud John Stones insists Manchester City will learn from defeat

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Chelsea's David Luiz accepts criticism is part of a defender's job and declined the opportunity to answer his detractors after his man-of-the-match display in Saturday's victory over Manchester City. "I am just trying to enjoy myself, like I do every single day", Luiz said. "We were top of the league coming into the game and everyone wants that spot". Read More »

Barcelona captain Messi: Dembele very important for us

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Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo has revealed that Frenchman Ousmane Dembele will not be leaving the Spanish champions when the January 2019 transfer window opens. Messi got up to send the resulting free-kick over the wall and into the top right corner. Espanyol went looking for a lifeline at the start of the second half, but Barcelona remained risky on the break. Read More »

Chelsea show Manchester City can be stopped as David Luiz seals win

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But after two defeats in their previous three league games, Chelsea bounced back in style as they went onto have the better of the second period after the boost of Kante's opener. The goal unsurprisingly altered the mood of the game, and the crowd. There was no controversy about the second, though, as he shrugged off a foul to slip the ball into the corner, three minutes into the second half. Read More »

Pakistan star Yasir Shah makes history against New Zealand

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Yasir Shah celebrates his historic 200th wicket. However, a handy cameo in the third test, a lack of like-for-like replacements, and contributions with the ball (five wickets at 25.6), was enough for the 32-year-old to keep his spot. Resuming at 26-2, New Zealand also lost Ross Taylor who cracked three of his four boundaries in one over from paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi before finally hooking the same bowler into the hands of Bilal Asif for 22. Read More »

List of Every Player Who Has Won a Heisman Trophy

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Four offensive tweets remained active on his account late Saturday night. The series of tweets was unearthed shortly after he was announced as the victor on Saturday night, beating Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins . Read More »

India claims a dramatic win over Australia in the first cricket test

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The visitors then were bothered by two lower-order stands. "We've never taken a lead in a series in Australia, something that for us is a huge boost", said Kohli, whose side now head to Perth for Friday's second Test of four. "Especially with the Kookaburra, we have not been able to sustain that pressure long enough in the past", said Kohli. We didn't pay any attention to them and we won't be for the whole series. Read More »

Army vs. Navy Game 2018 score

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I don't know if I can say 'retiring, ' " Trump told reporters before leaving for the Army-Navy football game. Army defeated Navy 17-10 to win the 119th game between the two acadamies Saturday in Philadelphia. Plus, close-ups of Bill the Goat. The team has chosen to honor a different division of the Army with their game-day uniforms each year since 2016, sporting a tribute to the Pando Commandos of the 10th Mountain Division last year. Read More »

Mourinho 'really happy' as Manchester United impress in Fulham win

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Fred was signed to add more creativity to Manchester United midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. From pressing as a solid unit high up the pitch to attacking down the flanks on both areas of the field, the evidence and proof was simply there that the side have not forgotten how to play football it's just that they lack urgency and actual desire. Read More »

Bucks beat Raptors for second time this season as Lowry goes scoreless

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Milwaukee is now 17-8 and 2.5 games back of the Raptors in second place, and 1.5 games ahead of in for first place in the Central Division. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points in defeat. "We're definitely looking forward for finding a way for them to help us". "Delly is one of those guys when you watch him play, he doesn't woo you the way he plays, he just gets the job done". Read More »

Kenyan Drake Offers Perfect Description Of Miracle TD Vs. Patriots

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The Patriots were apparently expecting the Dolphins to try a heave toward the end zone because they put tight end Rob Gronkowski on the field to protect the end zone. "We missed opportunities", coach Bill Belichick said. Instead, Miami returned the ensuing kickoff to the 31 - and on the next play pulled off a miracle. Read More »

Australia v India: first Test, day four

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Australia started their chase nervously and nearly lost opener Aaron Finch in the first over. "Whether they go with him as an opener in the second Test". Australia desperately needed the experienced Usman Khawaja to stick around but he made a decision to run down the pitch to an Ashwin delivery on eight and sliced it to Rohit Sharma, who took a hard catch. Read More »

Emery salutes match-winner Torreira for breaking down stubborn Terriers

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Emery said: "I don't want simulation from our players. We had a couple of half-chances where we should have done better and we can keep looking forward after this performance". Last Sunday, they defeated bitters rivals Tottenham 4-2 and on Wednesday they went to Old Trafford where they drew 2-2 with Manchester United. The opposition can decide what rhythm they want to play at and it was a tough match for that. Read More »

The Lakers Are Reportedly Pursuing A Major NBA Trade

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The Phoenix Suns could very well make a trade with their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. Ariza joined the Suns during the past offseason, so a trade cannot be completed officially until Saturday, as recently signed players can only become eligible to be traded three months after debuting for their new teams. Read More »

India stay ahead of Australia after day three

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates taking the wicket of India's Mohammed Shami with the first ball of the day on Friday. They needed 219 more on the last day with six wickets in hand but Virat Kohli and his men didn't let their grip on the match slip as they turned out to dismiss the hosts for 291 runs, thus securing a 31-run win. Read More »

River Plate wins Copa Libertadores final in Madrid

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Almost 4,000 police and private security guards will be deployed in Madrid for the "high-risk" Copa Libertadores final between Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate , the government said Friday. River , which loses its home advantage, said it's unfair on fans who paid to see the original game . After receiving a superb throughball from midfielder Nahitan Nandez, Benedetto cleared a defender and entered the area with only goalkeeper Franco Armani to beat, then calmly finished with ... Read More »

Kelvin Benjamin becomes a free agent

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Benjamin, who cleared waivers and officially became a free agent Wednesday, was cut for performance reasons after a lackluster second season in Buffalo. But the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Benjamin struggled to fit in with the Bills , making just 39 receptions for 571 yards and two touchdowns in 18 total games with the club. Read More »

Premier League 2018/19: 3 reasons why Liverpool beat Bournemouth

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Salah's "haters" were nowhere to be seen after he scored the superb hat-trick as Twitter turned into a tribute website for the "one season wonder". Liverpool equaled its club record of 17 Premier League matches unbeaten. As for Eddie Howe and Bournemouth, the absence of in-form striker Callum Wilson didn't help as they once again struggled against one of the traditional big sides. Read More »

Nuggets PF Paul Millsap Suffers Broken Toe After Nasty Fall

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They just so happened to knock off the top-seeded Denver Nuggets on Friday night, and the team showed up in the clutch moments. Atlanta (6-20) snapped a four-game losing streak. And that means somebody else moves into the lineup. "If Paul is unable to go tomorrow night that's an opportunity for somebody else", Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. Read More »

Kareem Hunt removed from EA Sports' 'Madden NFL 19'

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They removed Hunt from their online rosters, offline rosters, and the Ultimate Team game mode in response to the video which showed the 23-year-old player pushing and kicking a woman in the lobby of a Cleveland hotel in February. In a live interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters, Hunt apologized for his actions. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave". Read More »

Newspapers help 'fuel racism', says Manchester City's Raheem Sterling

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Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" with the way they portray young black footballers after he suffered alleged abuse during Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea . Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse City forward Raheem Sterling when the England global retrieved the ball near the sideline at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Banyana drawn with Germany in Group B

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The World Cup is scheduled to get underway from 7 June and will concluded with the final on 7 July. Thailand were drawn with Jill Ellis' US side, who beat Japan 5-2 in the final to win the World Cup in Canada three years ago, debutantes Chile and 2016 Olympic silver medallists Sweden in Group F. Read More »

'He Has Only One Skill' - Pele Places Self Above Messi

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How can you compare a guy who dribbles well, beats beats left and right, and the other plays only feet, has an accurate shot, but doesn't play head? He pointed out that to effectively compare with his own professional achievements, one would have "to shoot well with the left, shoot well with the right, and score headers". Read More »

Barcelona make just one change for derby with Espanyol

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Messi opened the scoring with a magnificent free kick in the 16th minute and them turned the home defense inside out to help tee up Ousmane Dembele , who was preferred to former Espanyol forward, Phillipe Coutinho in the Barca starting 11. Read More »