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by | March 05, 2018 | 09:13

In the midst of Hollywood's "Me too" moment, basketball superstar and accused rapist Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award on Sunday for best animated short film . He admitted to a sexual encounter with the woman, but denied the assault allegation. The win for Bryant, who faced a sexual assault charge that was ultimately dropped nearly 15 years ago, comes amid a reckoning in Hollywood - and across the country - with sexual assault and harassment.

by | March 05, 2018 | 06:36

The top seed in the Missouri Valley Tournament, Loyola, ended any hope of a miracle Northern Iowa run to the NCAA Tournament on Friday, beating the Panthers, 54-50, in the quarterfinals at the Scottrade Center in St. Bradley wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 9 points from turnovers, compared to Loyola Chicago's 17. After trailing by as many as six points early in the second half, a pair of seniors helped UNI's offense find a brief spurt of momentum.

by | March 05, 2018 | 05:58

India will now take on England in their second match of the tournament on Sunday. Having lost their opening game against Argentina 3-2, India now have just one point from two games at the tournament. It was a zestful start by India who looked to dominate the first quarter as their young forwards pushed the Argentine defenders to create space in the striking circle.

by | March 05, 2018 | 05:34

Conte said it was impossible to play against City because they have fantastic players. "We tried to do this and defend well but we conceded a goal after 30 seconds of the second half and it's very hard to come back from that". Do not get me wrong - I am not talking about Conte's abilities as a manager but as Chelsea's manager. Conte adopted ultra-defensive tactics which resulted in Chelsea having just 29 per cent possession and failing to register a shot on target, while Bernardo ...

by | March 05, 2018 | 05:18

Tactically, his approach was limited with Eden Hazard playing up front as a false nine and Alvaro Morata on the bench. Specifically, Sergio Aguero , Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne have built up an unstoppable attack. He failed to even test Courtois , though, after skewing an effort well wide of the left post from 16 yards out. Anthony Rudiga was shown a yellow card for persistent fouling in the 57th minute as he body-checked Bernardo Silva to the ground.

by | March 05, 2018 | 03:30

I am happy it has worked quite well but I am only interested in how it will work tomorrow and not in the last few weeks". "We work for each other, there is no need for a change in attitude". You can imagine we try to do that. As unusual as it may be for Liverpool fans to see Coutinho in a Barca shirt, their side have done a fine job of coping without him so far.

by | March 05, 2018 | 01:56

Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their VIVO IPL 2018 journey at Eden Gardens on Sunday, Apr 8. "The principal we operated on was that we were looking for a long-term change". "We had Heath Streak as bowling coach and he was very efficient and I know he has the potential to help these youngsters and they have a lot to learn from him as a bowling coach and they are in safe hands, and with somebody like Jacques Kallis , who is an all-rounder, he would be giving the right advice as well".

by | March 05, 2018 | 01:49

But he went some way to responding to his critics with a valuable and well-constructed 53 in the morning session, while knocks of 38 from captain Steve Smith - who has surpassed 10,000 worldwide runs across all formats - and 33 from Shaun Marsh helped Australia to 9-213.

by | March 04, 2018 | 23:54

While Arsenal's quality and determination they brought into this match had increased exponentially from their cup final defeat four days prior, City found an extra gear to play at a superior level than the Gunners once more . "They are tougher, they have bigger squads", Wenger said. Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has added of a man who admits it is his "dream" to one day take charge of the Gunners: "The same requirements we were appreciating in Pep Guardiola when we chose to ...

by | March 04, 2018 | 23:25

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar leaves hospital after undergoing successful surgery on his broken metatarsal. "The post-op rehabilitation will begin immediately with the presence of a Paris St. On Thursday, Lasmar said the world's most expensive footballer at €222 million (S$360.9 million) would need at least 21/2, if not three months to recover.

by | March 04, 2018 | 21:47

Reich noted that Luck is progressing well. The Indianapolis Colts have confirmed they will not re-sign impending free agent running back Frank Gore . "Whatever role they want me to play-if it's a starter or coming in to help whatever back-I want to do it", Gore said of his next team, per Colts .com's Andrew Walker .

by | March 04, 2018 | 21:40

Despite poor night from the floor by both of their superstars, the Rockets found a way to overcome the best defense in the National Basketball Association to win on the road. Nearly two minutes into the second, the Rockets were finally able to get on the board to end the C's 14-0 run, which eventually turned into an 18-2 run and a 40-32 lead for the Celtics with just under 10 minutes to play in the half.

by | March 04, 2018 | 21:14

Before looking at some backs who improved or damaged their standing, let's take a look at the full results of measurements and drills. "It's always fun when you're watching a player and you know there's no chance he's getting to you", said Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead , who drafts 23rd and has a franchise back in Todd Gurley .

by | March 04, 2018 | 20:28

Cousins will enter free agency with the potential to be one of the highest paid players annually, possibly around $30 million a year for whichever team wishes to acquire his services. Oakland lost that toss to the San Francisco 49ers , who are apparently battling them in more than just a coin toss this offseason. The Vikings will have a vacancy at quarterback, as Case Keenum , Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford should all hit the free-agent market.

by | March 04, 2018 | 16:58

Fiorentina captain and Italy global Davide Astori has died at the age of 31. "Due to the awful and delicate situation, and above all for the respect of his family, an appeal is made to everyone's sensibility". He started out at AC Milan, where he never played a Serie A match, before moving to Cagliari, the club where he made his big breakthrough. "On this day of tragedy, Juventus expresses its deepest condolences to Davide Astori's family and Fiorentina", said Serie A champions Juventus.

by | March 04, 2018 | 15:56

The story suggests emotional Arsenal players tried to offer rallying speeches after last Sunday's Carabao Cup final defeat against Manchester City , with Wenger's enduring reign as manager a topic of debate. "We were and so far we make an unbelievable Premier League season". I am always ready for a fight. " Antonio Conte has already given a lot to English football and, if he leaves, he will be missed", Guardiola said of the Chelsea manager.

by | March 04, 2018 | 10:46

Just three months ago, he had yet to win a tournament outside of India's developmental circuit. A victory in this World Golf Championship would be his third in his last eight starts and likely put him in the top 25. "I got off to a great start", said Sharma."Made a few mistakes coming in, but I've done a fairly good job of the distances and the yardages". "There is a very good chance it will [happen tomorrow'], but if it doesn't it's going to happen soon because I am playing too well for it ...

by | March 04, 2018 | 10:11

The victor is nearly certain to get the next shot at featherweight champ Max Holloway , whose injury set in motion Ortega's opportunity. After a takedown, sitting in Ortega's guard would be a mistake for Edgar. Although Ortega's strength is jiu-jitsu, he showed off a striking ability that makes him one of the world's best at 145 pounds. If he ends up on his back against the wrestler, Ortega will look for some sneaky submissions from the bottom.

by | March 04, 2018 | 09:47

The WBC heavyweight champion's hopes of a future fight with Joshua are at stake when he faces Ortiz in the early hours of Sunday morning in NY. Wilder: "A true champion always finds a way to come back". "I showed everyone I can take a punch". "I tell you this though: Ortiz definitely had more fundamental skills than Wladimir Klitschko". Tonight's live broadcast also has a co-feature with super middleweight Andre Dirrell taking on José Uzcátegui in a rematch of an encounter that ended ...

by | March 04, 2018 | 09:34

Rookie Christopher Bell finished second in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Justin Allgaier was third. Each turn in today's Monster Energy Cup Series race should provide experience and data to the drivers hoping to dominate the postseason this fall.

by | March 04, 2018 | 09:29

The Sooners will face Oklahoma State in the opening game of the Big 12 Men's Championship on Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. We have not played the greatest basketball in the past couple of games. Get unlimited access to everything orange and black. . Kansas hasn't won a Big 12 tournament since 2016.

by | March 04, 2018 | 09:31

Winx breezed past her rivals before pulling seven lengths clear of Victoria Derby victor Prized Icon, with Classic Uniform in third. As comfortable as her 23rd consecutive was, for her New Zealand born trainer Chris Waller it was still an emotional return after he and the mare's owners opted to miss her autumn lead-up run in the Apollo Stakes when Bowman was suspended.

by | March 04, 2018 | 09:16

Liverpool has lost once in 19 league games and didn't look like losing twice in 20 despite a stubborn Newcastle rearguard at Anfield. "I think it would be a massive achievement for everyone (to stay up) but we have to stay calm and think about the next game".

by | March 04, 2018 | 08:51

And though it's impossible to tell how much a prosthetic would aid Shaquem Griffin here, it's clear he has found ways to overcome his childhood disability in a truly stunning way. He got the chance to play at UCF because the school just wanted to get his twin brother, Shaquille, a third-round pick by the Seahawks last season.

by | March 04, 2018 | 06:59

Rodrigo Lasmar inserted a pin in the fifth metatarsal and the procedure "went perfectly", the CBF said in words nearly identical to those used by the French club in their statement. "Neymar will be there with very few games or training sessions under his belt, basically as if it is the start of the season". PSG have everything to do in the second leg, having lost 3-1 to Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid - two weeks previous at the Santiago Bernabeu.

by | March 04, 2018 | 06:54

Son was the most unsafe player during Tottenham's control of the ball in the opening 20 minutes, with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl doing well to save at Harry Kane's feet after one of the former Bayer Leverkusen man's driving runs down the left.

by | March 04, 2018 | 05:56

The Santa Clara (California) County District Attorney's office still has two weeks to decide what, if any charges, will be filed against Foster. "I would counter to say that he was a starting cornerback for us". We looked into that, just like every other situation. It marked Foster's second arrest this year. Regardless of whether or not he is charged, Foster faces the possibility of discipline from the NFL.

by | March 04, 2018 | 05:21

Huddersfield Town's Collin Quaner (left) is left for dead by Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images). The 21-year-old has now gone 14 games without a goal, and he has been a little wasteful at times during that spell. Son is now on the fringes of the Spurs squad with one slot in the starting eleven up for grabs, as Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen remain mainstays of Pochettino's side behind Harry Kane .

by | March 04, 2018 | 04:59

This comes after the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Landry and gave him permission to seek out potential trade options . The Dolphins informed Bilbo they would not be making a long-term contract offer to Landry at this time, if at all, making a trade seem imminent.

by | March 04, 2018 | 04:57

But Hughton thinks under-fire Wenger can bounce back from one of the most testing spells of his 21-year spell at Arsenal . "Going into this last ten games of the season, we need that to change as we play five of what you regard as the top six clubs".

by | March 04, 2018 | 04:31

Asked inside the downtown convention center Friday if he is this draft's best quarterback, Oklahoma 's Baker Mayfield kicked things off with "absolutely, and if you don't have that mindset, then something's wrong". Fast forward less than two months later, and here Griffin is - putting on a show at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. However, it will silence a few critics who have said Allen is all power and no accuracy.

by | March 04, 2018 | 02:57

The ATP tour will head to California, United States after the entertaining Dubai Duty Free championship over the past week ahead of the clay court season. Nadal hopes to be ready to defend his French Open crown in June as he looks to win his 11th title at Roland Garros. Another big name that won't feature in the Indian Wells betting odds next week is Wawrinka.

by | March 04, 2018 | 02:11

The 49ers officially own the No. 9 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after winning a coin toss against the Raiders Friday. This Raiders team is a lot better than their 6-10 record from last season, and having 11 picks this April is only going to make them better.

by | March 04, 2018 | 01:33

Last week, Leicester City kicked off their relatively easy run-in against relegation threatened Stoke City . "But since the beginning of the season, he's improved a lot, he continues to work with good spirit in the training sessions, always correct.

by | March 04, 2018 | 01:30

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) made his junior middleweight debut with a second round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko (29-3, 22 KOs). "The bone's knotted together and I've got titanium on top, so they call me the "Terminator" now", Brook told Sky Sports . And Brook admits he wants the fight to happen regardless of the weight.