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U.S. beats Finland 3-1; Sun Valley's Knight helps lead comeback

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IT all got a bit frosty at the Winter Olympics as the U.S. and Finland women's ice hockey teams battled it out - literally. The U.S. scored just three goals in four games against Canada in the lead up to the Olympic Games. American goalie Nicole Hensley, 23, of Lakewood, Co. stopped all 13 shots today and Team USA out-shot the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation 50-13 on its way to a 5-0 shutout victory at the Gangneung Coastal Cluster. Read More »

Men's Hockey: Slovenia down US 3-2 in overtime

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The Russians gave up a two-goal lead as defensive errors allowed Slovakia to end the first period at 2-2. Slovenian goaltender Gasper Kroselj stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced to pick up the victory, giving up goals to Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway . Read More »

Virgil van Dijk Still Needs To Adapt To This - Loris Karius

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The former Sunderland stopper's lack of game-time combined with reports of Liverpool's desire to sign a new goalkeeper could soon lead to the end of his near five year stint on Merseyside, but Klopp chose to remain non-committal over the 29-year-old's future as he focuses exclusively on his side's clash with Porto . Read More »

Real Madrid join Alderweireld bandwagon

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Alderweireld, 28, is yet to sign fresh terms with Spurs and has 18 months left on his contract with the club now in negotiations with the player. Real Madrid will lead the chase for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld . The Guardian reports that Chelsea and Man City are both monitoring Alderweireld's situation and would be interested in making a move for the centre-back should he become available. Read More »

Giroud Claims Chelsea Are The 'Perfect Club' For Him

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That's the verdict of Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp. That level is unlikely to happen with the way Chelsea's club is set up and without a harmonious environment around him. "He is one of the strongest players in the Premier League ". "But if they don't get in the Champions League and they don't win a trophy, obviously the point of view will be that it hasn't been that successful, it hasn't been great and he's spent an bad lot of money so therefore they would need to think about ... Read More »

Sebastian Janikowski finished with Raiders

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Janikowski can still kick, but he's turning 40 and needs to prove he can stay healthy. The 39-year-old will become a free agent this offseason. It was the fourth player Gruden brought in through the draft during his time with the Raiders. The move rules out a possible reunion between Janikowski, who missed all of last season with an injured back, and head coach Jon Gruden . The left-footed Janikowski has 1,799 points, including 414 field goals, both ranking 10th in National Football League ... Read More »

Pardew hopes Sturridge will only miss a 'couple of weeks'

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For the first 15 minutes of the second period, Antonio Conte would have been very anxious as his side looked destined to lose their one-goal lead. Chelsea has 53 points from 27 games, one point ahead of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and a point behind third-placed Liverpool in the race for UEFA Champions League qualifying spots. Read More »

Bayern Munich Form Youth Development Partnership With FC Dallas

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The European powerhouse and founding Major League Soccer Member will come together to exchange talent, allowing young players to experience different coaching styles and settings to enhance their development. "One of our primary goals is to develop an academy and a club that can compete at the highest level on a global scale". Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has signed a three-year contract extension, the Bundesliga leaders said Sunday, and has forced his way into contention for ... Read More »

ICE Attorney Caught Stealing Identities Of Multiple Immigrants

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The type of charging document filed in Mr. Sanchez's case, called an information, is used when a defendant has agreed to waive his or her right to be indicted by a grand jury, according to The Associated Press , and typically indicates that a plea agreement is in the works. Read More »

Chris Froome returns with vow to prove his innocence

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He and a team of lawyers are constructing a case to prove there is a legitimate reason a urine sample given during the Vuelta a España last September indicated double the permitted amount of the asthma drug salbutamol. He also dismissed the suggestion from David Lappartient, president of the UCI, cycling's governing body, that the team should have immediately suspended Froome. Read More »

Federer dreaming of No 1 this week

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Its significance, and my disappointment when it was over, were one and the same. "Comparing generations is tough, especially in tennis, but he ticks many boxes as the greatest ever". This period of resurgence is more than a dose of nostalgia. Did I plan to win all these tournaments? No. But what makes Federer's challenge particularly interesting is the scattering of NextGen players among their older colleagues. Read More »

Ravens to play in Hall of Fame Game

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Chicago is a ideal 4-0 all-time in Hall of Fame Games , the second-best record in National Football League history behind the Washington Redskins at 5-0. Urlacher played for the Bears from 2000-2012, and he and Lewis were often compared to each other throughout their careers. We're only 24 weeks and two days away from Matt Nagy's first game as Bears head coach. Read More »

Kompany sends warning to rivals over 'relentless' Man City

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On the game itself, Guardiola added: "An excellent result". Neymar 's world-record signing from Barcelona accounts for more than a quarter of the PSG total but Kylian Mbappe is only on loan, despite an anticipated transfer fee of up to 180m euros to be paid to Monaco at the end of the season. Read More »

The Par 5 Show Takes You Inside The Ropes At Pebble Beach

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It is now at the point that if he's not a contender on Sunday shock will be the main response. But trying to make eagle on the 18th for a chance at winning, Lefty came up just right of the green and into a bunker, leading to par and a 67. "I think that's what made it special for me", Fitzgerald told reporters , via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group . "I would have liked to have put a little more pressure on Ted". Read More »

Indianapolis Colts Hire Frank Reich as next Head Coach

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The Colts introductory press conference of Frank Reich will be today at 3:30pm EST. He worked under head coach Doug Pederson as Philly's offensive coordinator and mentored quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles . Also on the play, for the first time all season, they had tight end Zach Ertz isolated out wide to go along with the "Star" motion. Reich most recently helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl - against McDaniels and New England - and has deep ties to Indianapolis . Read More »

Penn State to play 3 new opponents in 2020

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The Nittany Lions face the Wolfpack and Spartans on September 5 and September 19, respectively. Penn State has a 5-0 record against this conference, having faced Air Force, San Diego State, and Utah State. Penn State is unbeaten in its history over Mountain West Conference schools. Penn State and West Virginia will clash for the first time since 1992 and the 60th time overall in 2023 (home), with a 2024 contest in Morgantown. Read More »

NCAA upholds decision to vacate 21 Notre Dame football wins

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Former Irish players Kei'Varae Russell, Kendall Moore , Ishaq Williams , Eilar Hardy and Davaris Daniels were suspended for academic misconduct prior to the 2014 season. "The notion that a university's exercise of academic autonomy can under NCAA rules lead to exoneration - or to a severe penalty - without regard to the way in which it is used defies logic and any notion of fundamental fairness", Jenkins wrote. Read More »

Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza arrested with over 20kg of heroin or cocaine

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Loaiza, 46, was under surveillance Friday when he left an Imperial Beach home in a suspected drug smuggling vehicle, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Jason Vickery said. Loaiza finished the 2006 regular season with a 4.89 ERA and a record of 11-9. "I am shocked and saddened by the news and had no indication he would ever be in this type of situation", Boggs said in a text to the newspaper. Read More »

Guardiola aims not-so-subtle dig at Gary Neville

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Ex-Manchester United and England defender Neville lambasted Guardiola's decision to name six substitutes for last weekend's 1-1 draw at Burnley , arguing the final allocated spot on City's bench should have gone to a youth team player. 'Of course, the prestigious pundit can say whatever he wants. "It's not a book where you have to follow the rules". But I take the decisions. Yet, Warnock insists City are capable of "horrendous tackles" themselves with Fernandinho also lucky to escape a ... Read More »

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama presidential portraits unlike anything we have seen before

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The floral decorations are more than just a visual touch. " All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery ". Not everyone had such warm feelings about the portraits though - especially figures in conservative media. Others compared President Obama's floral motif with Beyonce's birth announcement, which had a similar floral design. Read More »

Argentina want Lionel Messi to play less for Barcelona

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It's unclear how much, if any, influence Tapia, who only became president a year ago, has over Messi , who has already started 33 games this season. The World Cup is expected to kick off from June 14 and end on July 15 in Russian Federation. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Battles LaVar Ball On "Lip Sync Battle"

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While LaVar may be a nuisance, he's not almost as much of an influence on the day-to-day lives of Lakers players, coaches and executives as these shows would like you to believe, simply because these types of shows thrive on the perception that LaVar Ball is a big deal worth altering the future of a franchise over. Read More »

'Senseless' Smalling slammed by Man Utd fans after 'utterly horrendous' first half

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United defenders Smalling and Jones came under criticism after Newcastle beat the Red Devils last Saturday and the loss to Tottenham at the end of January. And that is despite first-choice central defender Eric Bailly being out injured since November. It hasn't gone unnoticed at United that their two biggest rivals, Liverpool and Manchester City, forked out £75m and £57m on centre-backs Virgil van Djik and Aymeric Laporte last month, and consequently Mourinho has told the United board ... Read More »

Kylie Jenner slammed for leaving one-week old baby

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While some fans marveled over how handsome Kendall is in the snap, some others accused the 22-year-old model of getting lip fillers in order to make her lips look larger. A source told UsMagazine.com, " Kris has been spending a lot of time at Kylie's house since she came home with Stormi ". The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star resides in her roomy Hidden Hills, California mansion while the Texas-born rapper is believed to have a residence 45-minutes away in the Hollywood Hills. Read More »

Ireland and Celtic football families attend funeral of Liam Miller in Cork

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Parish priest in Ovens Fr Liam Hickey said Miller lived the dream of every young boy who has put on a football jersey. Miller died on Friday at the age of 36 after suffering from cancer. Manchester United also wore black armbands during their Premier League clash at Newcastle on Sunday in memory of Miller who spent two seasons at Old Trafford after leaving Celtic in 2005. Read More »

Explosion, fire at substation causes more blackout in Puerto Rico

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Meanwhile, the Puerto Rican capital's airport said it was maintaining its schedule using emergency generators. NPR's Adrian Florido, reporting from San Juan, says the blackout affects the heavily populated northern part of the island after the explosion that occurred at about 9 p.m. Read More »

United States budget outline calls for huge Pentagon spending increase

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But, defense analysts say, the $716 billion spending plan risks flooding too much money into a Defense Department that may not spend it wisely. The budget request is based on the National Defense Strategy released by the Pentagon earlier this year, that focuses on China and Russian Federation as strategic competitors. Read More »

Serena Williams: Baby Alexis watches mom at Fed Cup

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Kristina Mladenovic won all three of her matches, including the decisive doubles contest alongside Amandine Hesse, with the duo beating Kirsten Flipkens and Elise Mertens 6-4 2-6 6-2. "I'm always going to have the best and highest expectations for myself". "This is literally my first time travelling with the baby and everything so I'm gonna try to do better". Read More »

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech calls Ryan Mason 'an inspiration'

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Mauricio Pochettino says the "door is open" for Ryan Mason to return to Tottenham after he announced his retirement as a player on Tuesday. Following his injury, Mason's Hull team-mates displayed their support by wearing shirts with his name and squad number on the back before a League Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United. Read More »

Mike Shula Hired As Giants Offensive Coordinator

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Jones' colleague Ian Rapoport reports that Shula is expected to coach the quarterbacks as well. Shula was not new head coach Pat Shurmur's first choice as the latter reportedly wanted to hire Kevin Stefanski, the Minnesota Vikings' quarterbacks coach. Read More »

Is Morata really having back pain?

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It was an encouraging sight for Antonio Conte , who has been without Morata for nearly a month since the striker was sent off during extra time of Chelsea's penalty shootout win over Norwich City in a dramatic FA Cup third-round replay. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Lineups, preview & prediction 2/13/18

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The Thunder have not provided a status for Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers . Paul George had a solid game for Oklahoma City , leading both teams in scoring with 29 points on 11-for-25 shooting. James is also dishing out almost 9 assists per game. Against the Grizzlies, he had eight assists and two turnovers while playing starting at his usual small forward spot and playing some point guard with the second unit. Read More »

Johnny Manziel: Baker Mayfield can learn from me

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The 2018 season begins March 28th in Austin, TX! Not only will Mayfield be able to figure out what went wrong for Manziel on the field, but he'll be able to learn from his mistakes off of it. The former Browns first-round draft pick has said he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but he hopes others will be able to learn from the mistakes he made that ruined his National Football League career in quick order. Read More »

Curling Mixed Doubles: Canada Easily Beats Switzerland for Gold

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Martin Rios' answer kind of rambled and then came to a wobbly halt - rather like some of the stones he threw at the gold medal mixed doubles match Tuesday evening. The 39-year-old, who has also won junior, national and world crowns over his career, said his excitement for the four-man game has dipped recently. Read More »

Sky and BT pay £4.46bn for UK Premier League rights

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Despite persistent speculation that new players such as Amazon, Facebook or Netflix would disrupt the market , the two incumbent broadcasters have maintained their grip on the domestic rights, taking five of the seven packages available. Read More »

Shaun White's 98.5 score cements win in halfpipe qualifying

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The American initially dropped to one knee when the score was announced, before rising to punch the air in front of an ecstatic crowd at the venue , who surely knew they had witnessed one of the iconic moments of the Games. Hirano claimed the silver medal for his performance. Two months earlier he'd crashed in training and suffered a bruised liver and hip. He told Yahoo Sports: "I just like scared myself". Read More »

Ex-Wing Jan Mursak, Slovenia stun U.S. in hockey opener

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But things changed in the third period. He scored one goal in 19 games. Jan Mursak scored the tying goal with 1:37 left in the third period and the victor in overtime as Slovenia rallied to stun Team USA in the Olympic opener for both teams. Read More »

Zidane not worried about future before crunch PSG tie

Paris Saint-Germain's preparation for their visit to the Bernabéu on Wednesday began at the Camp Nou, Unai Emery claimed. PSG will have the flawless chance to demonstrate its progress when it takes on Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday in a first-leg match in the last 16 of the Champions League. Read More »

Karius: Why it's hard to be a Liverpool defender

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The forward has been in red-hot form for the Portuguese side, scoring 20 goals in 28 matches. Robertson is hoping the duo continue to fire away in the knockout rounds. Mignolet has largely failed to convince at Anfield, however. That's what we have to do because you know you can't win it in one leg. The Reds have been inconsistent at best in defence this season, but they have managed two clean sheets in their last three outings and appear to be turning the corner. Read More »

Vote of No Confidence in Michigan State Board

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Engler did not hold back when referencing the ESPN report, calling it a "sensationalized package of reporting". Asked about that statement after his team's win over Minnesota, and specifically Engler's line that the reporting was "sensationalized", Izzo said three times that he agreed with the school president. Read More »

Why Steve Kerr's Latest Antics Are a Problem

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It's not my team, it's not (general manager) Bob Myers' team, it's not (owner) Joe Lacob's team although I'm not going to tell Joe that. They lost three out of four games, and Steve Kerr mentioned that the team was " mentally fried " and getting caught looking forward to the All-Star break. Read More »

Tottenham Deserved Victory Vs Juventus- Mauricio Pochettino

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But this time the 28-year-old smashed the ball off the bar. Argentinian striker Higuain hammered the penalty against the crossbar to let Aurier off but the Ivorian's nightmare evening continued early in the second when a foul on Alex Sandro saw him booked - ruling him out of the return leg at Wembley next month. Read More »

Woods playing dual role as player and mentor

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At 7,322 yards for its Par 71, Riviera features just three Par 5s, so the players will have to compile the bulk of their winning score across the eleven Par 4s. "I'm trying to get through that process, go through that process, get to that point". The 14-time Major victor (42) was outgunned by seven shots by McIlroy when they were last paired together in the final round of the 2015 Masters. Read More »

South Africa vs India 5th ODI: Pre-match analysis

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While former captain M S Dhoni played a good innings of 42 not out in 43 balls, at the Johannesburg saving the middle order batting line-up from further embarassment. "This will be right up there". I think we can do a research into his style of wicketkeeping and I would like to call it The Mahi Way. They did win a one-off T20 match in 2006 - their first ever shortest format but it was a single match event. Read More »

US Luger Emily Sweeney Wipes Out In Dramatic Olympics Crash

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Thankfully, Sweeney was deemed okay and she was able to walk away from the accident, though no longer as part of the competition. She suffered no broken bones but was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. The 24-year-old was then whipped up the wall of the track before the impact of the crash dislodged her from the toboggan. On Monday, Austrian luger Birgit Platzer fell on the turn and actually went airborne, though luckily, she, too, was alright. Read More »

Bill Haas survives fatal auto crash

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Haas and a 50-year woman (BMW driver) were both taken to the hospital, in serious condition. The Ferrari in which, Haas was a passenger, rolled six times. Haas, who had been practicing for a golf tournament nearby, was a passenger in the Ferrari which police said was "travelling at speed". But Haas, who's in stable condition, is "not good", a source told Golf Digest . Read More »