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Episode 2017x57; Feb 24, 2017
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McCarthy hails Collins as Republic of Ireland beat Bulgaria
Mick McCarthy heaps praise on James Collins after the Luton striker's goal seals a 3-1 Republic of Ireland friendly win over Bulgaria.
Mick McCarthy was delighted with the performance of his largely second-string side Mick McCarthy heaped praise on James Collins after the Luton striker's goal sealed the Republic of Ireland's 3-1 friendly win over Bulgaria Collins, 28, was one of five Repub… [+1982 chars]
Serena beats Sharapova - Sports - Castanet.net
Serena beats Sharapova - Sports Castanet.net Serena Williams' husband appeared to troll Maria Sharapova with D.A.R.E. shirt targeting drug ban Yahoo Sports STINSON: Sharapova dispatched quickly at U.S. Open Toronto Sun Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova 6-…
Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watc… [+4277 chars]
The maddening promise of Diamond DeShields
She has a dazzling first name, a famous last name, otherworldly talent and a head-scratching résumé. Diamond DeShields' career is full of unanswered questions. The biggest one: Can she be the greatest player in the game?
DIAMOND DESHIELDS ROLLS her eyes at the group of middle-aged men running up and down the Chicago Sky practice court. It's July of 2018, and she's come into the Sachs Recreation Center, some 25 miles north of downtown, for an off-day workout. She had expected … [+24376 chars]
Paco Alcacer, Sergio Ramos Give Spain Euro 2020 Qualifier Win vs. Romania
Spain beat Romania 2-1 to maintain their perfect record in 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying on Thursday at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest. The visitors dominated the first half and took the lead on 29 minutes from the penalty spot...
DANIEL MIHAILESCU/Getty Images Spain beat Romania 2-1 to maintain their perfect record in 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying on Thursday at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest. The visitors dominated the first half and took the lead on 29 minutes from … [+4244 chars]
Monday Night Football, MLB Postseason Races, FIBA World Cup and More to Watch
A double dose of Monday Night Football kicks off this sports week, which features more of the chase for the playoffs in Major League Baseball and the start of the playoffs in the WNBA...
Deshaun Watson begins his season in New Orleans on Monday night when the Texans play the Saints.Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press A double dose of Monday Night Football kicks off this sports week, which features more of the chase for the playoffs in Majo… [+12344 chars]
Comedian Josh Gondelman on Molly, the Roots and Giving It His ‘Nice Try’
An exclusive excerpt from the 'Last Week Tonight' and 'Desus & Mero' writer's book 'Nice Try'
As a former “nice boy” trying to grow up to be a “good guy,” comedian Josh Gondelman is practiced in the art of failing — although not professionally. So far, he’s earned three Emmys for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, currently writes and pro… [+30644 chars]
What Comes Next for Paul Rabil's Premier Lacrosse League?
The Premier Lacrosse League's inaugural champion will be crowned on Saturday, but Year 1 was just the beginning for the Rabil brothers.
HARRISON, N.J. A boy with scrawny arms and knees so bony they remind me of bookends stands, half-hidden behind his fathers right knee, with a stick as tall as he is in his hands. Draped in a bright summer sky blue Atlas jersey that swallows his small shoulder… [+9075 chars]
Rory McIlroy drops three behind at European Masters after water mishaps
Rory McIlroy finds water twice in the closing holes on day three at the European Masters to drop three behind leader Andres Romero.
Rory McIlroy is beginning a late-season run of European Tour appearances at the scenic Swiss event Rory McIlroy found water twice in the closing five holes on day three at the European Masters in Switzerland to drop three behind leader Andres Romero. McIlro… [+2423 chars]
India revokes Kashmir's special status
Updates following India's revocation of special status of Kashmir, a region also claimed by Pakistan in entirety.
Editor's note: This is an archived page. Click here for all the latest updates on India revoking Kashmir's special status. The Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching pol… [+99170 chars]
Howe hails 'historic' Bournemouth win
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes there is more to come from his side after their 'historic' win over Southampton on Friday Night Football.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes there is more to come from his side after their 'historic' win over Southampton on Friday Night Football. The Cherries recorded a first away win over their south coast rivals as goals from Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson and … [+3792 chars]
Jones may drop 'unsettled' Butland
Nathan Jones conceded he might have to take "unsettled" goalkeeper Jack Butland out of the Stoke starting line-up after his two errors proved costly in a 3-1 defeat to Preston.
Nathan Jones conceded he might have to take "unsettled" goalkeeper Jack Butland out of the Stoke starting line-up after his two errors proved costly in a 3-1 defeat to Preston. Butland was at fault for Preston's first two goals as he let low shots from outsi… [+1860 chars]
Villa claim first points of the season
Aston Villa gained their first win back in the Premier League as goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi secured a 2-0 victory over Everton on Friday Night Football.
Aston Villa gained their first win back in the Premier League as goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi secured a 2-0 victory over Everton on Friday Night Football. Wesley, a club-record £22million signing from Club Brugge in the summer, easily found space ins… [+6415 chars]
Steve Smith says retaining Ashes in England is his bucket list moment
Steve Smith, who has endured boos from the home crowds for his role in last year's ball-tampering scandal has responded by piling up 671 runs in five innings in Ashes.
Steve Smith celebrates the win at Old Trafford. (Source: Reuters) Steve Smith said retaining the Ashes in England was one to tick off his bucket list after Australia beat their tradtional rivals by 185 runs to win the fourth test at Old Trafford on Sunday. … [+2789 chars]
Mets Series Preview: Mets continue playoff push against Braves - Amazin' Avenue
Mets Series Preview: Mets continue playoff push against Braves Amazin' Avenue Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman fire back at Indians over 'fringe playoff team' tweet SNY.tv Thor extends dominance as Mets sweep Tribe MLB.com New York Mets SS Amed Rosario …
The New York Mets (67-60), who have been a juggernaut at Citi Field since the start of the second half, will try to keep that trend going as they welcome the Atlanta Braves (77-52) to Citi Field for a three-game set. The Mets dropped the first two games at Su… [+9381 chars]
Is the '80s Spider-Man Film a Lost Classic? | CBR
The Cannon Films version of Spidey would've featured a gritty New York, breakdancing, and a WWF Superstar.
Welcome to the second installment of First Page Rewrite, an examination of cancelled comics movie projects. This week, were going back to 1985 and the days of Cannon Films. Its adaptation of Spider-Man was closer to happening than you might think. There's eve… [+13616 chars]
Injury Notes: Suzuki, Adams, Lowe, Freeland
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki returned to the D.C. lineup tonight for the first time in nearly two weeks, logging a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double in the 10th inning of a game against the Marlins. Though he’s back to swinging a stick for the Wild Card-conte…
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki returned to the D.C. lineup tonight for the first time in nearly two weeks, logging a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double in the 10th inning of a game against the Marlins. Though he’s back to swinging a stick for the Wild Card-conte… [+3704 chars]
‘I believe in my ability’, says defiant Sharapova - Malay Mail
‘I believe in my ability’, says defiant Sharapova Malay Mail ‘Her shorts couldn’t be any shorter’: Serena Williams’ US Open outfit sends tennis world into frenzy RT Serena beats Sharapova for 19th time in row ESPN Sport Now: Around the grounds Sky News Austra…
Maria Sharapova serves against Serena Williams in the first round on day one of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament in New York August 27, 2019. Picture by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters NEW YORK, Aug 27 Maria Sharapova said she remains confident in… [+2773 chars]
FMIA Week 1: On the Cusp of Antonio Brown Addition, Patriots Roll Steelers and Tom Brady Says: ‘Let’s Go Do It’
The 2019 season begins and looks similar to how 2018 ended: with the Patriots at the top, and not going anywhere soon. Peter King writes Football Morning in America from Foxboro, where he spoke with Tom Brady about New England's acquisition of Antonio Brown. …
FOXBORO, Mass. I would not describe Tom Brady as giddy, or overly bubbly, about the prospect of playing football with the great but troubled wide receiver hell meet today, Antonio Brown. When I met Brady for a few minutes in an office just off the Patriots lo… [+56852 chars]
Northern Ireland vs Germany: TV and stream details, kick-off time, teams news, predicted line-ups and odds
A look ahead to this evening's clash from Windsor Park
Northern Ireland continue their promising Euro 2020 qualification campaign tonight against Germany. Michael ONeills side have a perfect record after four games, beating both Belarus and Estonia home and away to sit top of Group C. The visit of former Worl… [+15151 chars]
Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup
Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. Gasol got to bask in a championship celebration for the second time in three mon…
BEIJING (AP) -- Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. He's getting good at hoisting trophies. Gasol got to bask in a … [+4342 chars]