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Sports Qantas under pressure over Folau's homophobic comments
Author: 0 Qantas under pressure over Folau's homophobic comments

Israel Folau , a three-time Australian player of the year, faces a backlash over comments made this week to an Instagram follower who asked him what was " God's plan for gay people?" Australia's highest-profile player sparked social media outrage on Wednesday when he said gay people were headed to "HELL".

Sports Dubious home debut earns Giancarlo Stanton boos from Yankees fans
Author: 0 Dubious home debut earns Giancarlo Stanton boos from Yankees fans

Gregorius had four hits and walked, setting a major-league record for RBIs by a player in a home opener. Angels 13, Indians 2 • Shohei Ohtani hit his first major league home run in his first Angel Stadium at-bat, taking a curtain call after his three-run homer in a win against Cleveland.

Sports Oklahoma teachers are demanding higher wages and more funding
Author: 0 Oklahoma teachers are demanding higher wages and more funding

After Fallin was transported to the Spirit AeroSystems plant in McAlester, she participated in the unveiling of a major new machine fabrication line. HB 2985 would provide a 4% COLA for retirees in all six Oklahoma retirement systems. Thousands of teachers and supporters rally at the Oklahoma state capitol. Lawmakers passed a historic $6,100 pay raise last week, but teachers have doubts over how it will be funded.

Sports Liverpool apologise for Man City bus pelting
Author: 0 Liverpool apologise for Man City bus pelting

Preview: It wouldn't be a big European night at Anfield if there wasn't a special welcome planned for the visiting team. Manager Klopp said: "I never expected a ideal performance". It is not Liverpool , it is the people, but hopefully it does not happen again". With city bragging rights and qualification to the Champions League semi-final at stake in the next six days, it's no wonder that Liverpool supporters were freaking out over the potential loss of their talisman.

Sports Tony Finau hurts himself celebrating hole-in-one
Author: 0 Tony Finau hurts himself celebrating hole-in-one

The news comes nearly exactly one year on from Dustin Johnson's slip on the stairs on the eve of last year's Masters, forcing him to pull out of the event just minutes before his scheduled tee-time. He played on for two holes following the dislocation. Jack Nicklaus' grandson, who was caddying for the six-time Masters victor, made a hole-in-one at No.

Author: 0 Masters 2018: Augusta National makes historical announcement for women's golf

Despite marveling at arguably the greatest golfer ever, Day, who finished 22nd at the Masters a year ago, said no one is doing himself a favor by feeling he isn't worthy to challenge Woods . He is just one of a bundle of the world's best who have a victory to their name this year. Dustin Johnson: The overwhelming favorite previous year is motivated after never making it to the first tee when he slipped down some stairs.

Sports Bayern mistakes could prove costly in Sevilla return leg
Author: 0 Bayern mistakes could prove costly in Sevilla return leg

Deflected efforts from Franck Ribery and Thiago Alcantara gave the German champions the win after Pablo Sabaria had given Sevilla the lead, meaning the Spaniards will need to win at the Allianz Arena if they are to progress. With the goal, Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in this season's competition. Sevilla , although expected to be the underdogs in this match, even with the home field advantage, managed to hold their own against the Bavarians who dominated in possession for most of ...

Sports Puel says Iheanacho could play for Leicester despite broken hand
Author: 0 Puel says Iheanacho could play for Leicester despite broken hand

Brighton manager Chris Hughton admitted his frustration following the Seagull's 2-0 defeat against Leicester at the AMEX on Saturday. "But we've got a resilient group of players and they've good for us for the large majority of the season, and we'll need to be good again next week".

Sports Johnny Manziel quickly realized the dangers of redemption tour
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel quickly realized the dangers of redemption tour

The Johnny Manziel Redemption Tour rolled on this week as the Heisman victor and former first-round pick joined The Dan Patrick Show to talk about his football career, among other things. Given that National Football League coaches really like guys who watch film and know X's and O's, as Jim Mora's assessment of Josh Rosen illustrated, the admission by the former Texas A&M quarterback might cost Manziel.

Sports Multiple teams already prepping trade offers for Kawhi Leonard
Author: 0 Multiple teams already prepping trade offers for Kawhi Leonard

They can't trade the pick straight out anymore, but they could work with the San Antonio Spurs , draft who the Spurs wants and then pull off the trade after the draft. There were a lot of rumors heading into the National Basketball Association trade deadline [VIDEO] that the Cleveland Cavaliers could make a push to trade for #Kawhi Leonard - especially since he was refusing to return from an injury to play for the #San Antonio Spurs .

Sports Paul Pogba: 'No problem with Jose Mourinho'
Author: 0 Paul Pogba: 'No problem with Jose Mourinho'

Speculation over Pogba's United future emerged after reports of a feud between him and his Portuguese boss. Pogba started in Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea after failing to make the starting XI in the three previous matches, but the France global says he is unaware as to why he has fallen out of favour under Mourinho.

Sports Masters: Jack Nicklaus' grandson makes ace, Tom Watson wins Par 3 Contest
Author: 0 Masters: Jack Nicklaus' grandson makes ace, Tom Watson wins Par 3 Contest

Jack Nicklaus has enjoyed many memorable moments at Augusta National over the years, but it was his grandson's turn to bring the house down with a hole-in-one on Wednesday. This year's Masters was set to be the first of Finau's career. "I said, 'well I think you're going to make a hole-in-one". He then popped in back in place before gesturing to his family.

Sports Simmons shocked at 'surreal' Dr J praise
Author: 0 Simmons shocked at 'surreal' Dr J praise

The last team to win nine consecutive games by 10 or more points was the 2014-15 San Antonio Spurs, and Philadelphia is just the seventh franchise ever to do so. The highlight of the evening though has to be a potential playoff matchup between the Raptors and Celtics . On the other hand, Fultz is not yet the player the Sixers thought they were getting when they selected him at No.

Sports Baltimore Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to one-year deal
Author: 0 Baltimore Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III to one-year deal

Griffin won the 2011 Heisman Trophy playing for Baylor University before being drafted by the Redskins as the second overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft . He would struggle to get healthy and develop as a pocket passer, and eventually be supplanted in the starting lineup by Kirk Cousins , who was taken by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Sports Salah 100% deserves PFA Player of the Year award: Klopp
Author: 0 Salah 100% deserves PFA Player of the Year award: Klopp

Salah is leading the way as the Premier League's top goalscorer for the season and has been in electric form throughout the course of the 2017/18 campaign. "He can make the difference every time he wants to", he explained. Hopefully both players can continue showing everyone why they are among the best players in Europe when the teams face off tonight.

Sports Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have recovered from crisis
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have recovered from crisis

Our concern is the performance and the crowd will be behind us. "There is some extra pressure on us to do extremely well in this competition". "I must say we have to see it in a way that it's an opportunity we want to take and keep the priorities right - that means focusing on how well we play together, on the quality of our game, on how we want to play football".

Sports Former England star Ray Wilkins dies aged 61
Author: 0 Former England star Ray Wilkins dies aged 61

He made 84 appearances for England and captained his country 10 times. He was assistant manager in two spells at Chelsea where he started out as a player. He was someone who took an interest in what was happening to others around him and was especially helpful to the young players at the club. He lived for and loved football.

Sports Blue Jays slugger Donaldson returns to third base after resting arm
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Any doubts that Donaldson's arm was causing him any concerns defensively were put to rest in the in the Chicago fifth. "I was informed he wasn't particularly thrilled about the whistle, and he showed me he was not". As Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune explained, White Sox first base coach Daryl Boston chose to purchase a whistle when he was having a tough time getting outfielders' attention to reposition them during games.

Sports Ohtani slams first Major League Baseball homer
Author: 0 Ohtani slams first Major League Baseball homer

Even that was no problem for the uniquely versatile player, as Ohtani simply high-fived air. After players broke character and jumped around Ohtani to celebrate, Mike Trout pointed to the field and instructed Ohtani to take a curtain call. Ohtani went on to hit two singles to lead the Angels to a 13-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Now, in just nine regular season at-bats, he has as many hits, and one more home run, than he had in 32 spring-training at-bats, when he notched a.125 average ...

Sports Mohamed Salah equals Didier Drogba's Premier League record
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah equals Didier Drogba's Premier League record

Maybe the next six days will settle the argument. "I hope he can do what he's done all season because when he plays we often win". "I play like a central midfielder now and I need to do a lot of stuff but the thing I am most happy about is that I can play nearly every minute without any problems and play at a level which is constantly high".

Author: 0 Pochettino backs Stamford Bridge star Alli

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso described this London derby as a "must-win game" beforehand and it was hard to disagree, given the consequences for Champions League qualification. "Winning the last seven games has to be the target and we have to wait for others to lose". If we are in this position, we deserve to be in this position.

Sports After Reforms, 7 Countries Interested In Hosting 2026 Winter Olympics
Author: 0 After Reforms, 7 Countries Interested In Hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Games and Sapporo staged the 1972 event, while Cortina organized the 1956 Winter Olympics. "These interested cities and NOCs will continue with the new dialogue stage in which the International Olympic Committee provides NOCs with greater support, technical advice, communications assistance and materials to develop the best possible candidature".

Sports Brandon Carlo Officially Out For Season With Fractured Ankle
Author: 0 Brandon Carlo Officially Out For Season With Fractured Ankle

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots for his eighth shutout of the season. And now, having lost the first two games by a combined score of 7-2 and trailing the Bruins in the standings in the final week of the season, there's much on the line when the teams meet Tuesday night at Amalie Arena.

Sports Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: 'Mohamed Salah can be unstoppable'
Author: 0 Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: 'Mohamed Salah can be unstoppable'

Salah has also been enjoying the form of his life in his first year at Liverpool , having scored his 37 goal of the season, in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. I have no idea. Liverpool Premier League sensation Mohamad Salah continues to shatter records. It's just the way it goes. "What I admire most of the important teams is that in this kind of situation, knockout games, in the bad moments they are calm.because they know their chance is coming and when it comes they ...

Sports Cricketers' union wants Smith, Warner 'disproportionate' bans reduced
Author: 0 Cricketers' union wants Smith, Warner 'disproportionate' bans reduced

Smith, Bancroft and Warner held press conferences after returning to Australia , where they expressed remorse for ball-tampering on the third day of the Newlands Test. "It's not been surprising to me that the whole world have piled in because, particularly David Warner , he has said quite a few things to a number of teams and a number of individuals", Vaughan said on BBC 5 Live Tonight as quoted by the Daily Mail .

Sports Canelo Alvarez withdraws from Cinco de Mayo rematch with Gennady Golovkin
Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez withdraws from Cinco de Mayo rematch with Gennady Golovkin

Promoter Eric Gomez said it was "extremely unlikely this matter is is going to be resolved" in time. "Come on, I told you, it's not meat", Golovkin said. "Again with Mexican meat?" "Canelo's team are using these drugs, and everybody's trying to pretend it's not happening". However, the ringside judges scored the bout 113-115, 114-114, 118-110, with each fighter winning on one card and tying on the third.

Sports Villanova Tops Michigan For Second NCAA Basketball Title In Three Years
Author: 0 Villanova Tops Michigan For Second NCAA Basketball Title In Three Years

You know, the year the Wildcats won their first national title. This is Villanova's year. But own college basketball? "Coach does a great job of recruiting guys and finding guys that fit ideal for Villanova basketball", Bridges said. They may not have been elite in any one category, but they didn't have any real weaknesses. It was an anti-climactic ending to a dramatic tournament that gave us the first No.

Sports Matip is set to miss remainder of 2017-2018 season
Author: 0 Matip is set to miss remainder of 2017-2018 season

Republic of Ireland underage defender Conor Masterson could be named in Liverpool's matchday squad for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg tie with Manchester City . "He should be back for the start of pre-season". Lallana left the field just five minutes after arriving as a second-half substitute, with the Liverpool manager suggesting afterwards that the issue could be a serious one.

Sports Buoyant McIlroy could 'not arrive in better form
Author: 0 Buoyant McIlroy could 'not arrive in better form

Woods enjoyed a rare practice round alongside long-time rival Phil Mickelson on Tuesday ahead of the tournament. "So as my practice schedule has changed, it worked out well". Sharma, his father and several friends were among the thousands crammed throughout the tight course to watch Woods play an exhibition round. They were 7 under in a five-hole stretch on the back nine.

Sports Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner guide New Zealand to win over England
Author: 0 Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner guide New Zealand to win over England

But in the final analysis, it was left to a brilliantly gritty eighth-wicket stand of 37 runs in 31.2 overs between Ish Sodhi - whose antepenultimate-over smash through midwicket for four brought up a richly deserved fifty after he had spent 31 deliveries on 48 - and Neil Wagner , who was eventually caught off an inside edge off the final ball of the match for 7 from 103 balls, having scarcely glanced in any direction except straight back down the wicket.

Sports Dana White is Never Booking Khabib/Ferguson Again
Author: 0 Dana White is Never Booking Khabib/Ferguson Again

I know him, I respect him. "This isn't about, 'Oh, I'm tough". I was like, 'How do you turn down an opportunity like this?' "So I felt obligated to do more than what I actually wanted to". Nurmagomedov is 25-0 in his career. "We can not change his face.' I say, 'ok". " I think Conor could return in September, and it could be against one of these guys ".

Sports Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of United States
Author: 0 Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of United States

Manchester United have announced they will return to the United States for a pre-season tour for the second straight season and the fourth time in five years. Only City have conceded fewer than United's 23 in 31 PL games this season but City, Liverpool and Tottenham have all scored more goals than United to add more weight to the argument that they're more entertaining teams to watch.

Sports Conte calls for patience after Chelsea defeat
Author: 0 Conte calls for patience after Chelsea defeat

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted the difference between his team and Spurs on Sunday was the clinical edge of the visitors. Alvaro Morata opened scoring for the Blues in the game through a Victor Moses assist, but goals from Christian Eriksen and Christian Eriksen ensured Spurs came out victorious in that encounter.

Sports Pacquiao, 39, set for July fight in Malaysia
Author: 0 Pacquiao, 39, set for July fight in Malaysia

The bout will be a promotion between Manny Pacquiao and Golden Boy Promotions, with Top Rank although not directly involved, securing the ESPN TV spot for the bout. His adviser Michael Koncz told ESPN that the southpaw has replaced Roach with Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao's lifelong friend and the career-long assistant trainer who has been with him for every fight.

Sports Australia new boys flop as South Africa turns screw
Author: 0 Australia new boys flop as South Africa turns screw

New opening batsmen Burns and Renshaw, who only arrived on Wednesday night, did not last long. After a build-up dominated by the Australian ball-tampering scandal , Markram's brilliant innings forced the focus to turn back towards cricket.

Sports Mane determined to help Salah earn more success at Liverpool
Author: 0 Mane determined to help Salah earn more success at Liverpool

Palace had made the ideal start when Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was also fortunate to avoid a red card when he brought down Wilfried Zaha and Milivojevic converted from the penalty spot. The Premier League started as a 42-game season in 1992/93, and brought 34-goal hauls for Newcastle's Andy Cole in 1993/94 and Shearer again at Blackburn in 1994/95 before the division was trimmed down to 20 teams from the 1995/96 season.

Sports Firefighters search for teen in Griffith Park drainage ditch
Author: 0 Firefighters search for teen in Griffith Park drainage ditch

More than 100 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department and personnel from several agencies assisted in the search. As reported by ABC News , experts and officials initially tried to determine the possible route the boy could have taken, but they eventually chose to use advanced camera systems to try and search every nook and cranny.

Sports Mourinho tells Manchester United not to sell De Gea
Author: 0 Mourinho tells Manchester United not to sell De Gea

Sanchez has come in for some criticism for some quiet performances for Manchester United since his transfer to Old Trafford from Arsenal back in January. "It's a real statement mark for them". United supporters are desperate to see Jose Mourinho tie David de Gea down to another long term contract having already done so well to keep a hold of him.

Sports Blue Jays' Pillar steals second, third and home in two-minute span
Author: 0 Blue Jays' Pillar steals second, third and home in two-minute span

Infield prospect Miguel Andujar is on his way back to the big leagues after the Yankees lost a fourth outfielder to the early season injury bug on Saturday. NY manager Aaron Boone still has a host of outfield options to use without Hicks, though. New York's offensive production been led by Stanton Stanton and Tyler Austin .

Sports Spurs clamp down on defense to snap Rockets' 11-game win streak
Author: 0 Spurs clamp down on defense to snap Rockets' 11-game win streak

The Pistons remained five games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot. He doesn't consider more rest beneficial for Houston as the playoffs near. Fatigue and the risk of injury aren't the only things that National Basketball Association teams need to worry about when they hit the home stretch of the regular season, their position in the standings - and ideally, in the playoff bracket - locked in.

Sports Bayern Munich 'to make James Rodriguez move permanent'
Author: 0 Bayern Munich 'to make James Rodriguez move permanent'

It helps us reach a better level so we can take advantage of the talent of the team. Speaking with the Bundesliga's official website , Bayern CEO Rummenigge expressed his delight at the transfer, claiming: "We are completely happy with his development, especially since Jupp Heynckes became coach".

Sports Du Plessis finds form, South Africa bat on in fourth test
Author: 0 Du Plessis finds form, South Africa bat on in fourth test

It was the physical state of the Proteas' three seamers that helped explain South Africa's interminable second innings, which featured a courageous 120 from captain Faf du Plessis but went on long enough to irritate the crowd. South Africa batted until tea on the fourth day despite perhaps having enough runs on the board in a bid to avoid over extending a bowling attack suffering the effects of a long season.

Author: 0 Tiger and Phil? Practicing together? It's set to happen at Augusta

There might not be quite so many happy faces around the place come Sunday if, as some are predicting, the 14-times major victor can cap a fairytale comeback by adding a fifth Green Jacket to his collection. Bryan missed the cut the last three times out and finished no higher than a tie for 27th. Miller said. "This sport is what brings him the most joy and sense of normalcy amongst all of the awful side effects of cancer that he deals with on a daily basis".

Sports England 113-1 at tea on day 3
Author: 0 England 113-1 at tea on day 3

For New Zealand , Tim Southee took six for 62, his third-best Test return, while Trent Boult took four for 87. England will have confidence they can run through the New Zealand order a second time later in the Test given the lack of application from the top order.