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Ford to replace CEO Mark Fields

Ford to replace CEO Mark Fields While Fields was CEO, he said repeatedly that Ford didn't want to be the first company to offer self-driving cars . Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, who joined Ford's board in 2013, the person says. US sales are plateauing after years of growth, and Ford has been losing share in that all-important market. "And Ford is slashing jobs despite the fact that it's the leading seller of truck... [Full Article...]

Millsap opts out of Hawks' deal, becomes free agent

Millsap opts out of Hawks' deal, becomes free agent A four-time All-Star, Millsap is eligible to receive a lucrative new contract from the Hawks, who can sign the veteran forward to a maximum five-year deal worth over $200 million. He's one of the better defenders in the league, too, capable of defending players on the perimeter and in the post. He won't be on top of Miami's priority list-that would be Utah's Gordon Hayward-but Millsap is the typ... [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics beat the buzzer to end Cleveland Cavaliers' winning streak

While the Cavs were heavy favorites entering their series with the Celtics, Cleveland .com might have gotten a little ahead of itself by prematurely looking ahead to the championship round. The Cavs had been playing a glorified game of H.O.R.S.E. with the Warriors, who are undefeated and can complete a sweep of San Antonio on Tuesday AEDT. [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

It wasn't enough. The Golden State Warriors were the better team - maybe even if Leonard had played - and they were in control of this game the entire way, getting 36 points from Stephen Curry and 29 from Kevin Durant. The Warriors have made it look easy, which is their normal. But if you don't enjoy the game, turn it off (and) turn something else on. Curry has played good defense in the series. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid coach Zidane delighted with league title win

Real Madrid coach Zidane delighted with league title win Elsewhere, Barca pulled off a dramatic comeback from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2, but it wasn't enough as they still finished three points behind eventual champions Madrid . "(But) he (Ronaldo) is always there to make the difference and I am happy for him - it is a little different because he is always there to do it. "Difficult moments? Like always in a season, we've worked until the en... [Full Article...]

Maria Sharapova DENIED French Open wildcard after tournament

She is, after all, the owner of a total of five major titles, a former No. 1-ranked player and one of the world's most recognizable athletes. "You can get a wild card when you return from injury but you cannot get a wild card when returning from a doping suspension", Giudicelli said. [Full Article...]

Klopp: Liverpool belong in the Champions League

Klopp: Liverpool belong in the Champions League The five-time European Cup winners overcame some early jitters to cruise to a 3-0 success over already-relegated Middlesbrough and ensure a place in the continent's leading club competition for just the second time in eight seasons. "That showed what we can do". Liverpool , with 76 points, finished higher in the standings than Arsenal and Manchester United, and only two points behind third-pl... [Full Article...]

Marco Silva 'upset' by Hull City capitulation to Tottenham Hotspur

Marco Silva 'upset' by Hull City capitulation to Tottenham Hotspur Then O Jogo takes Watford, Everton, West Ham and Southampton as the most mentioned clubs in the English press, although it's claimed that Silva has not chosen where he will go to yet. "They were fantastic over the last four months and they deserved something more". Because of that they came here again for the last game and they really didn't deserve that'. [Full Article...]

Sharapova won't request Wimbledon wildcard

Sharapova won't request Wimbledon wildcard On Tuesday, two-times French Open champion Sharapova was unexpectedly snubbed by organisers who decided against giving her a wildcard into the main draw or the qualifying event of this year's tournament, which begins on May 28. Sharapova was denied a wildcard entry for the French Open earlier this week with French tennis authorities explaining that while special dispensation was granted to for... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid vs. Juventus in the Champions League final

Real Madrid vs. Juventus in the Champions League final Goals from Saul Niguez and an Antoine Griezmann penalty inside 16 minutes gave Atletico tangible hope of pulling off the latest of a sensational set of comebacks in this season's Champions League but Real could not be intimidated. "I'm happy and proud to have shown what we are all about", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. The goal took the sting out of Atletico who, from the cusp of an improbab... [Full Article...]

Champions Chelsea give flawless send-off to John Terry

Press Association Sport understands the Premier League is relaxed about Terry's orchestrated substitution midway through the first half of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland, despite it being forecast on social media by the Chelsea fanzine editor before kick-off. [Full Article...]

Injured Wozniacki drops out of Strasbourg

Injured Wozniacki drops out of Strasbourg And he latest withdrawal must cast a huge doubt on whether she will be factor even if she makes it to Roland Garros. The former world number one lost a tie-break to Shelby Rogers 7-6 (10-8) and was 1-0 down in second set when she pulled out of the tournament. [Full Article...]

Patriots add another receiver

Patriots add another receiver White, an Alabama alum, entered the National Football League in 2015 as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco released White at the end of the preseason a year ago, and New England picked him up for its practice squad. [Full Article...]

Inoue retains WBO super flyweight title with KO of Rodriguez

Inoue retains WBO super flyweight title with KO of Rodriguez The 29-year old Cagayanon challenged for a world title on two separate occasions twice before, falling short both times. Instead of retreating, Yaegashi opted to slug it out with Melindo after the second knockdown and paid dearly as the highly-skilled Filipino landed a left-right that put the Japanese down for the third time. [Full Article...]

Mike Brown: Dewayne Dedmon screen on Stephen Curry was illegal

Mike Brown: Dewayne Dedmon screen on Stephen Curry was illegal Now, after Game 3, we have the Dewayne Dedmon screen on Stephen Curry. But the Warriors guard and even acting coach Mike Brown pointed out that Dedmon's act of driving his left knee to Curry's thigh was illegal and unnecessary. "I thought it was an illegal screen", Brown told Haynes. Dedmon's leg buckled slightly, but he was not hurt on the play. But sources say Dedmon's contact on Curry in Game... [Full Article...]

Manchester City's Clichy confirms he is leaving the club

Manchester City's Clichy confirms he is leaving the club During a Q&A session with supporters, he was asked if he would be playing with Joe Hart next season. City qualified for next season's Champions League on the final round of Premier League fixtures on Sunday, when a 5-0 win over Watford ensured Pep Guardiola's side finished third in the top flight. [Full Article...]

Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid

He will face the victor of the late night match between number 8 seed Dominic Thiem and Borna Coric , who knocked number one seed, Andy Murray out earlier in the week. The Australian made a quick video call, which he later clarified was to his girlfriend and fellow tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic, while waiting for his opponent at the side of the court. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid to announce signing of Brazilian teenager

Real Madrid to announce signing of Brazilian teenager He is now closer to Real Madrid! He's already at Real Madrid. Friends, he's not closer to Real Madrid. When will Real Madrid announce Vinicius Junor? As Barcelona and other top clubs from Europe showed interest in the 16-year-old, Spanish leaders were quick to act and fix the deal for what is estimated at around £38.7million from Flamengo. [Full Article...]

PaK anthem played ahead of cricket match in Pulwama

PaK anthem played ahead of cricket match in Pulwama Interestingly, police had detained a group of Kashmiri cricketers last month after visuals surfaced on social media showing them in Pakistani team's jersey and the country's national anthem being playing in the background. A cricket player who was present at the stadium told IE, "This is not something extraordinary or rare. It becomes news only when the videos are circulated or posted on Facebook"... [Full Article...]

Seahawks' Bennett vows boycott of Seattle Times over column

Seahawks' Bennett vows boycott of Seattle Times over column Calkins spent much of the column praising Bennett for his play on the field, his jovial banter, and his community and social activism. What riled Bennett was the writer mentioning Bennett's post-game, profanity-laced tirade toward a reporter after the Seahawks loss to Atlanta in a divisional playoff game last season. [Full Article...]


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