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Barack Obama: Dan Rooney was a 'championship-caliber good man'

Barack Obama: Dan Rooney was a 'championship-caliber good man' New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson released a statement on the death of Rooney shortly after the news began to filter through the NFL. Rooney worked to settle the often-tumultuous labor disputes of the 1970s and '80s. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is among the owners saddened by Rooney's passing. "On behalf of the Los Angeles Rams and our fans, we send our deepest condolences an... [Full Article...]

Obama praises Dan Rooney as a model citizen and good man

He was the Steelers' controlling owner from 1988 to 2003. Rooney recruited the league's first black executive and pushed for the adoption of what has become known as the Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for a head coach or general manager opening. [Full Article...]

Video allegedly showing youth tied to army jeep causes outrage

Video allegedly showing youth tied to army jeep causes outrage The video is claimed to be shot in Budgam area which completely boycotted the recently held Lok Sabha polls. It is being widely shared on social networks in Kashmir and drawing condemnation. In one video, a youth in the crowd whacks one of the jawans in the head, and another can be heard saying "haya layus ma (hey, don't beat him)". Let's see channels going ballistic & having discussions with outr... [Full Article...]

Stephenson to make his second Pacers debut vs. Cavs

Stephenson to make his second Pacers debut vs. Cavs Stephenson signed a free-agent contract this week to return to the Pacers after playing for five teams in the past three seasons. Following Friday's matchup the Raptors close out their current four-game homestand with a visit from the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday before traveling to IN on Tuesday for a rematch with the Pacers . [Full Article...]

Maple Leafs drop playoff opener against Washington in overtime

Zaitsev, who averaged just over 22 minutes a game in the regular season, spent his entire first National Hockey League season on the team's top pair, most recently with Jake Gardiner . The Caps moved ahead on the shot clock with Frederik Andersen snaring a Marcus Johansson tip with under four minute to play. Justin Williams scored twice in regulation as Washington showed it could handle the ad... [Full Article...]

Warriors roar back from 22 point deficit to silence Spurs 110-98

With their defense exclusively focused on James Harden , the Warriors scored 37 points during the first period, and never trailed in route to their sixth straight victory on the Rockets' floor. Strong play continued for the road team in the third quarter, taking the lead before starting to pull away with an 84-77 advantage entering the final frame. [Full Article...]

ACC lifts ban on North Carolina events after HB2 repeal

ACC lifts ban on North Carolina events after HB2 repeal Gay and civil rights groups say the replacement bill isn't a true repeal of the law and will continue to allow discrimination. "Government overreach", he called the city's ordinance which included rights for transgender people. The new law repeals that. And it bars local government from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances until December 1, 2020. That could make it hard for the NCAA to re... [Full Article...]

Serbia defeat Spain 4-1 at Davis Cup quarter-finals

Serbia defeat Spain 4-1 at Davis Cup quarter-finals Britain won the Davis Cup in 2015, beating France in the quarterfinals. "It's really incredible, it gives you goosebumps", Benneteau said. Lucas Pouille has made huge strides up the ranks to No17, and although he is still only the third Frenchman in the top 20, and playing only his second live rubber for France, he has shown talent across all surfaces. [Full Article...]

Toronto Maple Leafs Banged up Heading into Playoffs

Young, yes. Flawed, sure - especially when it comes to locking down a game late. Toronto needed a point to avoid the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs and draw the Ottawa Senators instead. Ryan was sent in for a chance by White in the opening period, but he was tripped up just as he cut in front of the net. "We believe in ourselves", he said. [Full Article...]

Middlesbrough, Swansea City play to scoreless draw

Both Hull City and Crystal Palace won 2-1 over West Ham and Chelsea respectively. Middlesbrough now find themselves only one spot above the bottom of the table, after losing three of their last four league games. The businessmen will attend the home games against Middlesbrough and Tottenham on Wednesday and meet with Clement to discuss future plans. Middlesbrough have another huge ... [Full Article...]

Kouyate: Swansea win is for Bilic and the fans

Kouyate: Swansea win is for Bilic and the fans It's not a good afternoon for us". While West Ham move up to 36 points, Swansea , on 28 points, face a huge fight on their hands if they are going to extend their six-year run of top-flight football for another year. We didn't deserve anything more than what we got. "It's about recovering and moving on quickly", he said. The Swansea manager opted to bring on both Luciano Narsingh and top-... [Full Article...]

Sergio Garcia Wins 2017 Masters In Playoff

A gripping tussle between Rose and Garcia on Sunday saw both men shoot 69 for their final round and finish nine-under in regulation. As he said afterward, the old Sergio would have complained to his caddie about the golf gods being against him. [Full Article...]

Robertson endorses Westbrook for MVP

Morey, who also campaigned for Harden in 2015, tweeted the other day about how in 1962 , Bill Russell of the 60-win Celtics won the MVP, Wilt Chamberlain of the 49-win Lakers was runner-up and Robertson, whose Cincinnati club was 43-37, finished third despite his statistical feat (in the days before the "triple-double" moniker hadn't been coined). [Full Article...]

Leicester fans buoyant despite defeat to Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Leicester fans buoyant despite defeat to Atletico Madrid in Champions League Kasper Schmeichel was forced to stay on his toes throughout the opening twenty minutes as chances from Antoine Griezmann , Yannick Carrasco, and Koke came close to finding the back of the net for Atletico - Koke's effort was the closest, having struck the woodwork. [Full Article...]

Tony Romo: "I feel like I left something out there"

Tony Romo: Tony Romo isn't sure whether he will be nervous when he takes to the court on Tuesday night for the Dallas Mavericks. The sellout crowd at the Mavericks' game against the Denver Nuggets - a battle of two teams eliminated from National Basketball Association playoff contention - was delighted to have a chance to cheer Romo. [Full Article...]

UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

Dortmund's team bus was attacked with pipe bombs hidden in hedges. Marc Bartra required surgery on a broken wrist after the blast from the explosions shattered the windows on the vehicle, while a nail was found in the headrest of one of the seats. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo speaks on becoming first player to score 100 European goals

Ronaldo speaks on becoming first player to score 100 European goals I'm absolutely thrilled, really happy'. "The team reacted very well, it is not easy to play here, against a very hard team". But when they missed the penalty I was certain we would get into the match and the second half was going to be ours. [Full Article...]

Paul Pogba sends message to Antoine Griezmann over Manchester United tranfser

They are desperate for all three points while the hosts will be hoping to do the treble over their rivals en route to lifting the Premier League trophy in May. Bad may, though, be an apt description of United's campaign should they once more fall short of Champions League qualification. "I came to Manchester United for a large challenge along with the challenge will be to return to the basic pri... [Full Article...]

Chelsea stars named on PFA Player of the Year shortlist

Chelsea stars named on PFA Player of the Year shortlist The Tottenham striker has again been prolific in the front of goal for the team from north London. Pochettino thinks Alli could have been shortlisted for both awards too. However, Gueye, who plays in a similar role, has made 17 more tackles than Kante and 122 overall, which is enough for the Daily Mirror to call for his inclusion. [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez Manchester City are now favourites to sign Arsenal striker

Alexis Sanchez Manchester City are now favourites to sign Arsenal striker He would earn £10,000-a-week more than Paul Pogba and the 28-year-old would more than double Mesut Ozil's £140,000-a-week, now the highest at the club. The former Barcelona man has also enquired about Arsenal's proposed summer transfer plans, yet another sign that he is keen for the club to match his lofty ambitions and give him some support on the pitch. [Full Article...]


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