• Bears Insider breaks down first round draft pick
Bears Insider breaks down first round draft pick

The consensus is that he has the qualities to take over as a defensive leader and become an impact player early in his career. "I'm extremely happy to be a part of this Bears franchise's rich history", said Smith, an inside linebacker from Georgia.

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  • Diego Simeone: 'Diego Costa has no chance for first leg against Arsenal'
Diego Simeone: 'Diego Costa has no chance for first leg against Arsenal'

However, Wenger's legacy will be looked on far more kindly if be could bow out in his homeland next month in Lyon by guaranteeing Champions League football for his successor. Atletico Madrid have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of their Europa League semi final clash against Arsenal on Thursday, as Diego Simeone's side will have to make...

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  • Keane reveals how Arsenal are different now than earlier in Wenger era
Keane reveals how Arsenal are different now than earlier in Wenger era

Speaking ahead of Sunday's clash at Old Trafford , Wenger is quoted by Arsenal's official website as saying: "Of course [it will be a little bit unusual to face Alexis]". He confessed: "It was a 90 minutes in which my body was filled with really strong emotions". For the players, better than for me because they had more time off than I did but t...

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  • Nick Chubb selected No. 35 overall by the Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb selected No. 35 overall by the Cleveland Browns

Premature adulation: All that fuss on ESPN about SC tight end Hayden Hurst being the final first-round pick of Ravens executive Ozzie Newsome's storied career, and Newsome went and traded with the Eagles for the right to take Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson at No.

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  • Steelers select WR James Washington in Round Two
Steelers select WR James Washington in Round Two

Rudolph was the victor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to college football's top senior or fourth-year senior quarterback. The two put on a show during their time with the Cowboys. During his four years as a Cowboy he passed for 13,618 yards, 92 touchdowns and 26 interceptions to go along with a 63.2 completion percentage. Thi...

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  • Swedish FA confirms no Ibra for World Cup
Swedish FA confirms no Ibra for World Cup

Ibrahimovic in the beginning of April broadcast of the popular American TV show Jimmy Kimmel announced his return to the national team. But during the final days of his Manchester United career and after joining new club LA Galaxy last month, the 36-year-old suggested that he was ready to play in Russian Federation.

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  • Miami Heat: Grading Dwyane Wade's 2017-18 NBA Season
Miami Heat: Grading Dwyane Wade's 2017-18 NBA Season

After the Miami Heat were eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs on Tuesday night, the three-time champion was immediately peppered with questions about whether he'll be possibly retiring.

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  • Celtics Comeback Falls Short, Lose to Bucks 104-102 in Game 4
Celtics Comeback Falls Short, Lose to Bucks 104-102 in Game 4

BelAir Cantina , a popular Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee , issued an apology Sunday night it couldn't seat Antetokounmpo and Riddlesprigger after the Bucks' 104-102 Game 4 win over the Celtics earlier that day. And more importantly, the Celtics did plenty to lose the game on their own. The Celtics had one more chance to tie the game ...

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  • Game 5's looking to provide clarity on second round landscape
Game 5's looking to provide clarity on second round landscape

This series has featured physical and aggressive play throughout, with a little bit of chippiness mixed in. The C's topped their Eastern Conference foes, 92-87, before a sold-out crowd of 18,624 at TD Garden Tuesday night to gain a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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  • IPL 2018: SRH edge out Mumbai Indians by 31 runs
IPL 2018: SRH edge out Mumbai Indians by 31 runs

Mumbai's chase never really got going, as they suffered due to lack of significant partnerships on a two-paced deck at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai . McClenaghan struck twice in his first over when he clean bowled fit-again Shekhar Dhawan and then Wriddhiman Saha was caught behind for zero. WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan was clearly strugglin...

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  • Reasons why Real Madrid have failed to defend their Spanish title
Reasons why Real Madrid have failed to defend their Spanish title

It was a fantastic feeling when the whislte went and Real were European champions again. This is the both clubs' fourth two-legged tie in seven seasons with Real winning two. Karim Benzema scored the victor in the 1-0 victory in Madrid. Despite dominating, Bayern left Madrid with a 1-0 defeat thanks to Saul Niguez's wonder goal in the first l...

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  • Gronk Confirms He Will Play In 2018
Gronk Confirms He Will Play In 2018

Gronkowski has won two Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots , and been named to five Pro Bowl and five All-Pro teams. For the past couple of months, the Pats prolific tight end continued to reiterate that he "was not sure" if he would play in 2018.

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  • Yankees roll Twins behind four homers, 14-1
Yankees roll Twins behind four homers, 14-1

In those games, he is batting.517 (15-for-29) with three homers, eight runs scored, eight RBIs and 10 extra-base hits . In the bottom of the fifth, Giancarlo Stanton (5) gave the Yankee fans something to cheer about, hitting a 435-foot bomb into the left-field bleachers.

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  • Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah Wins PFA Player Of The Year 2017-18
Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah Wins PFA Player Of The Year 2017-18

Manchester City playmaker Leroy Sane has hailed Pep Guardiola as the "best coach in the world", crediting the manager for improving the team's overall performance which culminated in their Premier League triumph this season. But Klopp has demanded the Egypt star keeps his focus, as he prepares for a date with his former club Roma in the ...

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Jose Mourinho spat is OVER
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Jose Mourinho spat is OVER

Winning the FA Cup might not be enough to convince either Conte or Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that their two-year partnership should be extended. Beaten Southampton boss Mark Hughes slammed referee Martin Atkinson for disallowing what would have been an equaliser for a nudge by Charlie Austin on goalkeeper Willy Caballero .

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  • Naked Gunman Kills 4 In Waffle House Shooting, Remains At Large
Naked Gunman Kills 4 In Waffle House Shooting, Remains At Large

MNPD spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the Waffle House counter. "Me, my husband and sons are broken right now with this loss", Trisha Perez said in the post. Police records in IL showed Reinking had a history of ...

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  • Russell Westbrook sends explosive message to Ricky Rubio after Jazz loss
Russell Westbrook sends explosive message to Ricky Rubio after Jazz loss

I know Thunder fans had a tough time sitting through this one, so let's move on to our player grades. "I condone it. I'm all for it", Anthony said of Westbrook's comments that he would shut Utah point guard Ricky Rubio off. Donovan Mitchell has been great in his first three playoff games, so the fascination with the rookie star is only growi...

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  • EPL: Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley
EPL: Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley

However, Burnley drew level when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's low drive went in off Burnley striker Ashley Barnes. Chelsea took the edge 20 minutes in from the misfortune of Kevin Long's own goal. Although FA Cup opponents Southampton are struggling in the relegation zone, Conte, whose side fought back to beat the Saints 3-2 last Saturday, said ...

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  • Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger Resigns
Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger Resigns

So, to open that discussion, here are three players that may be hindered by Wenger's departure. Iwobi joined Arsenal while still at primary school and was first involved in a first-team match as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 25 September 2013.

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  • Karolyis say gymnastics abuse scandal was like 'bomb exploding'
Karolyis say gymnastics abuse scandal was like 'bomb exploding'

These lawsuits allege that Nassar molested the victims under the guise of performing medical treatment. The Olympic Committee, which claims to not have known about the abuse before June 2015, has apologized to the victims and announced reforms to ensure the protection of athletes.

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  • Wembley no advantage for Spurs in semi-final, warns Mourinho
Wembley no advantage for Spurs in semi-final, warns Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says playing at Wembley Stadium won't be an advantage for Tottenham Hotspur . He has 12 goals in 11 FA Cup games and has scored in every round this season. The Argentine manager seems to have the knack for fielding teams which are more than the sum of their parts, with the likes of Son Heung-min, Mousa ...

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  • At Our Best We Can Beat Atletico Madrid - Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger
At Our Best We Can Beat Atletico Madrid - Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger

Asked whether he meant to assess the player's fitness with a view to beginning contract talks, Wenger said: "Yes, of course". Even though he has not kicked a ball for the Gunners since October 2016, Wenger wants to offer Cazorla a new contract to stay at the club, having been handed a one-year extension last summer.

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  • Crosby passes Lemieux in playoff points, 'nice to be in the company'
Crosby passes Lemieux in playoff points, 'nice to be in the company'

Don't worry. No bones were involved. Seeing the star center suffer a lower-body injury in practice of all places after Couturier collided with teammate Radko Gudas was beyond frustrating to see for the Flyers, and watching them lose 5-0 the way they did against the Penguins in Game 4 was the icing on the cake.

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  • Brandon Marshall released, Dez Bryant next?
Brandon Marshall released, Dez Bryant next?

Before being released , Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2017, and has 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns while averaging 14 yards per catch in 113 career games. "We do our film work". Dez Bryant might just get his wish after all. The Ravens have been the team with the most interest i...

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  • Mauricio Pochettino makes Man Utd claim after Brighton draw
Mauricio Pochettino makes Man Utd claim after Brighton draw

Brighton remain 13th in the table but are now eight points clear of the bottom three, bouncing back from Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace. Ahead of Spurs' FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United at the weekend, Mauricio Pochettino rested the likes of Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights Make NHL History with Playoff Sweep vs. Kings
Vegas Golden Knights Make NHL History with Playoff Sweep vs. Kings

Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb scored the only goal in the Game 4 win, becoming the fourth player in National Hockey League history to score a series-clinching goal against the team he played for the previous season. The Kings pulled Quick with 1:05 remaining and had one good chance, but Brown's shot from the slot went just wide of the ...

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  • Capitals' OT win cuts into Jackets' series lead
Capitals' OT win cuts into Jackets' series lead

Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots. Furthermore, the 26-year-old Russian finished the game with a goal and an assist - so he's definitely not the reason Columbus wound up losing. Earlier in the game, Angry Torts made an appearance. San Jose will look to complete the sweep in Game 4 at home Wednesday night. Embedding every tweet of dread and imp...

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  • Patriots' Tom Brady has not committed to playing in 2018
Patriots' Tom Brady has not committed to playing in 2018

It leaves the Brady succession plan virtually non-existent, suggesting that despite the legendary playmaker's absence, the Patriots are not ready to wave him goodbye. "But I do believe he will be playing". The strained relationship between Guerrero and Belichick seems to be part of the problem, but it'll be shocking if that's actually enough ...

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  • PFA Team of the Year: Premier League champions Manchester City dominate
PFA Team of the Year: Premier League champions Manchester City dominate

Completing the line-up, and despite last season's champions' disappointing title defence, Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso was named in a team he failed to make past year when losing out to Tottenham's Danny Rose. While the Team of the Year often divides fans and their opinions, an overwhelming majority of those on Twitter seemed to agree that the...

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  • Blue Jays rout Royals in doubleheader opener
Blue Jays rout Royals in doubleheader opener

That led to just the third home twinbill for the Blue Jays since they moved into their retractable-roof stadium in June 1989. Toronto won both contests on July 17, 1989 against the Angels and took two from the Cleveland Indians on October 5, 2001.

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  • Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum
Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum

In Game 4, the disparity shows up in the numbers - the Jets had 12 to the Wild's four. "We go from possibly (or) should be a 5-on-3 to a goal against eventually and that's the game-winner". A controversial no-call was capitalized upon by the Jets shortly after, and Connor Hellebuyck had a 30-save shutout for Winnipeg. Matt Dumba and Jonas Bro...

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  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Player matchups vs. the Rockets
Minnesota Timberwolves: Player matchups vs. the Rockets

Minnesota had a chance to tie it with a 3. Houston dropped two of three to close the season, falling 96-83 on the road in a meaningless game to Sacramento Wednesday. If they were playing the Warriors, who are without Stephen Curry , I would have given them a puncher's chance of winning the series. In the potential second round series, the Roc...

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  • Yuki Kawauchi Dominates Men's Race in Boston
Yuki Kawauchi Dominates Men's Race in Boston

Following an emotional triumph in the New York City Marathon last November, the 36-year-old from Marblehead responded to a congratulatory tweet from Boston victor Desiree Linden late Monday afternoon with four simple words: "Now it's your turn".

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  • Pep Guardiola expected to sign at least a one-year contract extension
Pep Guardiola expected to sign at least a one-year contract extension

Guardiola had planned a day of golf with his son Marius on Sunday, so the Spaniard might have learned of his first Premier League while on the course. "We all believed", said Kompany. I have never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has got it to carry on and be even more successful.

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  • Neymar reveals when he will be back from injury
Neymar reveals when he will be back from injury

Yet, despite PSG easing to the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue titles, with the chance of Coupe de France glory still to come, such domestic success is unlikely to be enough to save Unai Emery's job, with the Basque coach's expiring contract not expected to be renewed.

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  • Arsenal boss Wenger upset with Newcastle defeat: Story of our season
Arsenal boss Wenger upset with Newcastle defeat: Story of our season

After a lively affair on Tyneside, Newcastle United stun Arsenal with an emphatic 2-1 victory. I think the game could have been over at halftime. We conceded two goals from nowhere. Wenger was then asked how he could help to change the Gunners' fortunes away from home. I feel the team gave everything. "But it didn't work and I have to be real...

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  • Big Match Focus: City wary of title collapse ahead of Spurs showdown
Big Match Focus: City wary of title collapse ahead of Spurs showdown

Man City team: Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Jesus. Guardiola will be determined to ensure that is the case, with the Catalan coach having endured a rare blip of late which has delivered three successive defeats across all competitions.

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  • Round pairings set; Warriors-Cavs rematch far from certain
Round pairings set; Warriors-Cavs rematch far from certain

This week has been and will be one of the most exciting calendar of days in the Association. With Anthony Davis leading the New Orleans Pelicans to the sixth seed without DeMarcus Cousins , and the Oklahoma City Thunder having a full season of reigning MVP Russell Westbrook gelling with superstars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony , the We...

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  • Colin Kaepernick's Seahawks tryout crushed amid kneeling confusion
Colin Kaepernick's Seahawks tryout crushed amid kneeling confusion

The meeting was on the books for a couple weeks, but was abruptly shut down once the team insisted on knowing whether Kaepernick would stand during the anthem, according to the source. However, the question has to be asked, are the Seahawks fundamentally changing their view on having players who are outspoken and political? Kaepernick did not agr...

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  • Sixers' Ben Simmons named Eastern Conference player of week
Sixers' Ben Simmons named Eastern Conference player of week

The NBA prefers that players wear clear masks, and in 2014 made LeBron James change from a black carbon-fiber mask to the clear version. That appears to be the same mask he was wearing in an Instagram video a day earlier . This doesn't depend exclusively on Embiid's ability to play with a protective mask, something he figures to try at some ...

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  • League allows for shorter prep baseball, softball games
League allows for shorter prep baseball, softball games

Newman's Hailey Frank pitches against the Milledgeville Missiles during Wenesday's game in Milledgeville. TAUNTON - Shauna Hamel pitched a three-hitter taking nine strikeouts as the Shamrocks (1-1) posted an EAC victory over the Warriors.

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  • Colorado Rockies win fight, baseball game
Colorado Rockies win fight, baseball game

The brawl was the result of a series of hit batters dating back to Tuesday, when Padres outfielder Manuel Margot took a pitch off the ribs and later landed on the disabled list. Just when the melee seemed to be winding down, Rockies starter German Marquez appeared to toss a towel toward the Padres, and Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra appear...

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  • Patrick Reed wins Masters for first major title
Patrick Reed wins Masters for first major title

Just be you. Play golf. Patrick Reed fought off furious back-nine challenges from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to record a one-shot victory at the U.S. "Today was the hardest mentally a round of golf could possibly be". You could see he was trying to go ahead and release the putter , but when you lose that much confidence early in the r...

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  • New Ford Focus Unveiled!
New Ford Focus Unveiled!

The new Focus features a cab-rearward interior that makes space for a longer hood, making the new vehicle look bigger than its predecessor while actually maintaining the same overall footprint. Unveiled in five-door hatchback , wagon and (in selected markets) four-door body styles, the line-up ever is offered in the following trims: stylish Fo...

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  • Simbine stuns Blake in 100m of Commonwealth Games
Simbine stuns Blake in 100m of Commonwealth Games

Simbine's win was least expected as pre-event favourite Yohan Blake had boasted of there "being plenty in the tank" after last night's semifinals. Simbine, who was fifth at the 2016 Olympics and at last year's world titles, won in 10.03 second, with Bruintjies second in 10.17, shading Blake by 0.02.

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  • Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak; Real held
Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak; Real held

Last week against Sevilla, provided an illustration of Messi's importance to this Barcelona team, coming off the bench to salvage a point of his team. Left back Jordi Alba has undergone the most dramatic transformation under Valverde after falling out of favour under Luis Enrique, and has developed a particularly profitable understanding with...

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  • Dzeko ´very happy´ to have rejected Chelsea after Champions League heroics
Dzeko ´very happy´ to have rejected Chelsea after Champions League heroics

Barca hoped to reach an 11th Champions League semi-final, their last one coming three years back where they went all the way to lift their fifth continental crown in Berlin. Milan then failed to hold their nerve in the penalty shootout, as Jerzy Dudek's leggy antics in the Liverpool goal helped the Pole outsmart both Andrea Pirlo and Andriy Shevc...

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  • Ranveer Singh: 'I Definitely Want to Make More Money'
Ranveer Singh: 'I Definitely Want to Make More Money'

Recently reports started doing the rounds that Ranveer happened to reveal in one of his interviews with a magazine that he and DP can't tie the knot this year. Besides, she is also recuperating from back problems. "So we are quite occupied and distracted", Ranveer said while speaking to a leading Indian magazine .

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  • Ferrari keeps feet firmly on ground despite more Vettel glory
Ferrari keeps feet firmly on ground despite more Vettel glory

Raikkonen's Ferrari team-mate, four-time champion German Sebastian Vettel , won the race, his second victory in two events this season. The scuffle between the two ended with Verstappen getting a puncture. Hamilton then pitted, also for mediums, which left both Mercedes on a one-stop strategy and Ferrari requiring another stop each. At that po...

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  • Time To Question Your Methods, Former Liverpool Star Tells Pep Guardiola
Time To Question Your Methods, Former Liverpool Star Tells Pep Guardiola

Based on Guardiola's success at virtually every level as both a player and a manager, Manchester City felt he was worth securing for at least another year. "We're going to try on Tuesday and in the next games". " But it's OK. It was just a shame that we could not do it in front of our fans ". "We have training this afternoon and we will see Ser...

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