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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2-3 in AP poll

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:14:00 GMT

For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll. It is the fourth week at No.




The Culture, Media and Sport select committee quizzed Sir Dave Brailsford in December

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:06 GMT

The much-anticipated appearance of UK Anti-Doping boss Nicole Sapstead before the Culture, Media and Sport select committee has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, March 1. Sapstead, ex-British Cycling coach Simon Cope and former Team Sky medic Dr Richard Freeman - two key actors in a drama that has dogged British Cycling and Team Sky all winter - were called to appear before the panel of MPs last month. The panel is expected to ask the trio, who have all confirmed they can make the new date, for "documentary evidence" to show no anti-doping rules were broken when Cope delivered a mystery package to Freeman at the end of Criterium du Dauphine race in France in 2011.




Di Resta to stay on as Williams reserve driver

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:44:30 GMT

De Resta, who has not driven F1 machinery since 2013, will continue attending the races in 2017 in case he needs to replace one of the race drivers. Di Resta, 30, was given his Grand Prix debut by Force India in 2011 and made 88 starts over three seasons before joining Williams a year ago.




Ben Stokes will be well paid for his IPL commitments

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:36:38 GMT

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will earn A 1.7million for playing in the Indian Premier League after being signed by the Rising Pune Supergiants. The 25-year-old, recently named England's Test vice-captain, became the highest-paid overseas player in the competition's history as he prepares to take part in the 20-over event for the first time.




Anthony Davis breaks All-Star game points record as West win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:36:37 GMT

Anthony Davis broke the record for most points in the NBA All-Star game as the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 192-182. New Orleans Pelicans star Davis broke Wilt Chamberlain's 55-year record by scoring 52 points in his home arena.




The mind games started early for Jose Mourinho

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:36:36 GMT

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Chelsea they have the Premier League title in the bag and can already begin focusing on an FA Cup quarter-final against his side. United booked their place in the last eight by edging Championship strugglers Blackburn 2-1 on Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepping off the bench to settle matters after goals from Danny Graham and Marcus Rashford.




High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:32:07 GMT

Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. A judge on Friday ordered Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnast... .




Kane leads Blackhawks to 5-1 win in Buffalo homecoming

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:28:33 GMT

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist in his annual homecoming, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews broke it open with second-period goals for Chicago, which won for the seventh time in eight games.




Klitschko: Great for boxing that Joshua fight is being promoted without abuse

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:26:31 GMT

Wladimir Klitschko believes Anthony Joshua is strengthening his chances of success by not engaging in the "mind games" attempted by Tyson Fury and David Haye. The 40-year-old Klitschko challenges IBF heavyweight champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium on April 29, when the winner will also take the WBA title, and so far the two former Olympic gold-medallists have demonstrated a mutual respect.




Neil Harris, left, and his Millwall side knocked Claudio Ranieri's Leicester out of the FA Cup

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:23:21 GMT

Millwall manager Neil Harris admits he was not surprised his League One side beat Leicester in the FA Cup on Saturday. The south London club are through to the last eight after Shaun Cummings scored a 90th-minute winner to heap more pressure on Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and his beleaguered side.




Kane hat trick sends Tottenham into FA Cup quarterfinals

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:22:29 GMT

Harry Kane scored a hat trick as Tottenham swept aside second-tier Fulham 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday, avoiding the difficulties endured by other Premier League teams against lower-league opposition this weekend. While the FA Cup is now regularly used by top-flight teams to rest leading players, Kane's appearance at Craven Cottage was a sign of Tottenham's lack of options up front.




Fernando: Changes did not affect Manchester City at Huddersfield

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:16:28 GMT

Midfielder Fernando insists Manchester City's failure to get past Huddersfield on Saturday had nothing to do with the changes made to the side. City must replay their FA Cup fifth-round tie against the Sky Bet Championship outfit after being held to a goalless draw at the John Smith's Stadium.




Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka says all his squad will have a role to play

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:05:55 GMT

Aitor Karanka has told all his players they will have important roles to play as Middlesbrough battle for FA Cup glory and Premier League survival. The Teessiders booked their place in the quarter-finals of the cup, if not without a scare, with Saturday's 3-2 fifth-round victory over League One Oxford at the Riverside Stadium.




Antonio Conte pleased with fringe players as Chelsea beat Wolves

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:07:47 GMT

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, right, praised the impact of the likes of John Terry, left, in the FA Cup win at Wolves Terry's only starts since September have been in the cup competitions as Chelsea have established an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. But the 36-year-old captain was part of a strong defensive showing as Chelsea beat Wolves 2-0 at Molineux on Saturday.




Vancouver Canucks honour Pat Quinn with statue outside Rogers Arena

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:04:34 GMT

Late NHL and Canadian men's Olympic hockey team coach Pat Quinn was honoured Saturday with a statue outside the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The life-sized bronze statue, located outside Rogers Arena near Pat Quinn Way, was sparked by a small group of his former colleagues, business partners, family friends and fans who sought to honour his legacy in a permanent way.




Clark and Kelly among four planned additions to Leafs Legends Row

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:14:15 GMT

In a pre-game ceremony Saturday evening, the Maple Leafs announced plans to build monuments for Wendel Clark, Red Kelly, Frank Mahovlich and Charlie Conacher. The team has been honouring franchise greats as part of the club's centennial season.




New England Test captain Root hails deputy Stokes' assertive demeanour

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:07:14 GMT

Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England's new captain this summer. Root prizes his deputy's presence not just for his born match-winning ability with bat, ball and in the field - but because they have spent much of the past 15 years sharing a cricket field with one another, initially in opposition and increasingly as hugely familiar and trusted team-mates.