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No Charges for Victim's Father Who Lunged At Larry Nassar In Court

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I was embarrassed. I thank Judge Cunningham and all the court system for their leniency on me. Margraves was blocked by an attorney and tackled by sheriff's deputies before being removed from court. "I came here in support of my daughters". Lauren, who said Nassar molested her during an appointment when she was just 13 years old, told Cunningham that her parents were "filled with regret" for taking them to Nassar . Read More »

Ozil close to signing Arsenal contract

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The midfielder becomes the highest-paid player in the club's history - earning about Sh 50.6mn (£350,000) a week before tax. Goal reported Wednesday the Germany global had finalised terms on a new long-term deal worth £350,000 a week, bringing months of speculation over his future to an end. Read More »

Finger injury rules de Villiers out of first three ODI's

Watch South Africa take on India in the first ODI, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10:55am on Thursday. Though India have fond memories of winning against England here in the 2003 World Cup and of course, for registering the famous Test win in 2010-11. Read More »

Five wonderful stats from James Harden's historic 60-point game

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He became the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 60 points as part of a triple double. The Rockets were down several key players for Tuesday's game. Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat Cleveland after the Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to a potentially season-altering hand injury. Read More »

Russian Federation banned from Winter Paralympics over doping

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Each Russian Paralympian who is approved to compete, he said, will be identified in competition as a "Neutral Paralympic Athlete". The IOC has said Russian athletes could march under their own flag at the Closing Ceremony if they adhere to the criteria required for the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee to be lifted. Read More »

Mike Fisher comes out of retirement, returns to Predators

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Fisher said at the start of the season that he was still navigating through a post-NHL life. But I know it just got stronger. "I feel like this year could be the year", said Fisher, who was seated next to president of hockey operations general manager David Poile and head coach Peter Laviolette . Read More »

Tom Brady Has Stitches Removed From Hand Ahead of Super Bowl 52

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The Patriots had no further update with the Super Bowl a little over a week away. In the AFC Championship game, the Patriots were trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10 with about 10 minutes left in the game. The Eagles were able to do that last week against Case Keenum and the Vikings, and will most likely have to do so again to win the Super Bowl. But for now, let's take a look at five bold predictions surrounding the Eagles for Super Bowl LII against the Patriots. Read More »

NBA Roundup: Westbrook leads Thunder past 76ers

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Ben Simmons had 22 points, seven assists and four rebounds. The seven-footer ducked inside after a shot fake on Steven Adams . Mental fortitude. Constant tenacity. The Thunder swept the season series against Philadelphia, although they needed triple-overtime in the December matchup. Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets, making $1.5 million, would be an ideal target. Read More »

MLS Expected to Award David Beckham Miami Expansion Franchise at Last

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Issues finding a stadium site delayed the franchise from being approved, and Garber said on Monday the ownership group also needed to find local investors with the capital to back a Miami franchise. And that was the biggest hold up the entire time - finalizing stadium plans. Jorge Mas is the co-founder and chairman of the board of MasTec . While declaring his excitement for the South Florida community and its fans, Beckham also dropped a few hints as to how he'd like the roster to ... Read More »

After practice incident, Knicks exploring ways to part with Joakim Noah

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He played in just 46 games past year before undergoing season-ending knee surgery and then received a 20-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. Noah still believes he can provide legitimate minutes for somebody out there, though his time in NY hasn't offered much validation. Unless Noah changes his mind, this would be a roadblock to any buyout agreement between the veteran center and the Knicks. Read More »

Arsenal Agree Club-Record Fee With Dortmund For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Giroud has been linked with a move away from the Gunners this month and Chelsea are one of a number of potential suitors. Do you think the striker would be a good signing for the Gunners? Solhekol wrote on Twitter over the weekend: "Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says they'll sell Aubameyang if Arsenal pay the asking price". Read More »

Bradenton's hometown heroes play this weekend's NHL All-Star Game

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San Jose last hosted the event in 1997. "The SAP Center opened in 1993, so to bring the game back after 22 years is long overdue and it's primarily for our fans to celebrate the great game of hockey". He helped the Pacific Division team win the tournament in 2016. Three nights later, Edmonton saw an overtime victor wiped out because Connor McDavid's skate hit the stick of Flames goalie David Rittich before it was scored. Read More »

Pool 2 of marquee players sold at IPL 2018 auction

Joe Root , who captained a dismal team England in the Ashes, went unsold along with Murali Vijay, Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill. A total of 578 players are up for auction this season, hoping for lucrative deals after the IPL recently signed a new $2.5-billion media deal. Read More »

Palmer takes lead into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods

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Woods carded a one-under 71 at the North Course, at Torrey Pines, to move to one under for the tournament - 10 shots behind halfway leader Ryan Palmer . "These guys are all going low and I haven't done that in a long time". Fans lined both sides of the opening fairway in anticipation of seeing Woods, who was playing the PGA Tour for only the second time since August 2015. Read More »

Jamie Donaldson threatens 59 on way to Dubai Desert Classic lead

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Donaldson, starting on the 10th, was already six under by the turn and a streak of five birdies in six holes on the way home had him 11 under, before a bogey at the last blotted his card slightly. Thursday was a low-scoring day and the head of the leaderboard was bunched, with 20 players within five shots of the lead, including Sergio Garcia on five under and Ian Poulter on minus four. Read More »

Ligue 1: Memphis Depay's late stunner ensures Lyon beat PSG at home

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However, a 94th-minute victor from former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay ensured that Lyon would climb up to second in the table , ending PSG's eight-match winning streak in the process. Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay came off the bench to score a sublime 94th minute victor for the hosts. "I wanted to cross it at first, but then I saw he was standing to one side and tried my luck", Fekir said. Read More »

Update on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Aubameyang fuelled speculation he was on his way to Arsenal yesterday by packing up his auto with boxes. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed talks are ongoing with Borussia Dortmund in an attempt to sign the Gabon striker. Aaaaaanyway, it was originally thought that Arsenal might include Olivier Giroud in a deal for Auba , but this bid was straight-up cash. Wenger added: "The negotiations are not as far as that". Read More »

Sanchez joins Man Utd, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

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It has been widely reported that Sanchez will earn a pre-tax salary of £500,000 ($695,000, 567,000 euros) a week. Mkhitaryan, 29, moves in the opposite direction to Sanchez after scoring 13 goals in 63 appearances for United . A picture that was posted on social media on Sunday evening appeared to show him taking a selfie in a United shirt with his name and No. 7 on the back - the shirt worn by club legends George Best, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »

Kyle Edmund: 'Hard work paying off'

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But the Brit produced a superb, sustained burst of controlled aggression and incredible serving to clinch a truly special win. That esteem will next be tested against Grigor Dimitrov , the World No.3 from Bulgaria and a man Edmund was matching shot for shot in Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. Read More »

Why Aubameyang would be the flawless fit for Arsenal

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Permier League club Arsenal seem to be the main suitors and here is why Aubameyang is ideal for the North London Club. The only question now is how Aubameyang fits into Arsenal's plans. Heynckes warned other clubs by saying they should be aware that such players can do the same thing with their future preferences. Most telling was the fact he wore a Dortmund shirt bearing the name of Ousmane Dembele , his erstwhile teammate who was granted his big move to Barcelona in the summer. Read More »

Titans Announce First Interviews For New Head Coach

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Vrabel will become the 19th head coach in the history of the Titans organization. The 42-year-old Vrabel is coming off his first season as defensive coordinator for the Texans. He started as the linebacker coach at Ohio State in 2011 and coached the defensive line from 2012-13. Day is now the co-offenisve coordinator at Ohio State ( Vrabel's alma mater and first coaching gig, though the two never coached together). Read More »

Hugo Lloris a doubt for Southampton clash due to illness

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If all is well he will do the warm-up (on Saturday) with the team and will be integrated gradually with the group. Lloris has been taken unwell with flu and boss Mauricio Pochettino is desperate for his number one to feature in the match against his former club. Read More »

Nadal eases into last-16 for 11th time

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Vandeweghe said after the match that she was irritated by what she described as excessive celebrating by her Hungarian opponent during their match. Her close shave isn't lost on her, as she said after the match: "Right now, playing with house money". Read More »

Manchester United defeat Stoke in EPL

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The victory was vital for the Jose Mourinho-coached side after City lost 3-4 to Liverpool on Sunday. Since then it has become apparent United are willing to pay huge wages to attract Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to the club, even if, so far, there has been no agreement. Read More »

Al Horford scores 14 points in full line, Celtics fall to 76ers

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Alas, Embiid's quest came up short last season. "I feel good about myself", Embiid said while Rowland laughed the entire time. Reserves will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. "I'm not sure who voted, but put it out there - whoever voted for me, I really appreciate it", said 76ers guard T.J. McConnell, the proud recipient of two starter votes from players. Read More »

Tim Tebow Heads To Big League Spring Training

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While those are not normally the stats that would garner a big-league camp invite, the 30-year-old Tebow is seemingly on an accelerated schedule because of his age and his fame. Through 126 games in the minor leagues previous year, Tebow had a.226 batting average with eight home runs. "Almost every day there's something that I've never been through before that I'm learning". Read More »

Robby Anderson charged with two felonies

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Anderson, 24, was also arrested a year ago after an altercation at a concert in Miami. Anderson was arrested on several charges, including resisting an officer without violence, reckless driving, eluding law enforcement and harming a public servant or family. Read More »

Cavs: In their usual January swoon, LeBron and Co. being questioned again

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Whereas Cleveland need LeBron to be the clear best player on the floor against the Warriors to have a glimmer of hope, Golden State just need Durant to be close enough to mostly cancel him out. After losing 118-108 at home against the Warriors, the Cavs have dropped nine of their last 12 games, including four in a row. As we know, LeBron hasn't committed to Cleveland beyond this season. Read More »

Chelsea Offer Cash And Michy Batshuayi For Edin Dzeko

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Fernando Garcia, agent of Roma defender Emerson Palmieri has claimed that the Italian club are in talks with Chelsea over a possible move for the Italy global. The story also claims that Roma are likely to demand a transfer fee of around £22m for Emerson this month. I have no planned trips to Italy, at least for the moment, as we are waiting for developments. Read More »

Dennis Wise urges Chelsea to drop interest in Andy Carroll

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They are fourth in the division, have a dynamic strike duo in Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata , so just why on earth do Chelsea need another forward? "Would Andy be satisfied with going there knowing he's not going to be a regular?" That's less than a year after he scored six goals in his first four Saints games and looked like the world's best player - amusing old game etc. Read More »

Tom Brady limited at practice with a right hand injury

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The Patriots had a pretty easy time beating the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round. There were no predictions, there was no smack talk and there was no gallivanting. Patriots showdown. He captured his 26th postseason victory, recorded his 13th 300-yard postseason passing game - extending his National Football League record for both - and also broke a tie with Joe Montana to become the all-time leader with 10 three-TD playoff games. Read More »

USA Gymnastics is picking a fight with McKayla Maroney: lawyer

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He's already serving 60 years for child pornography charges. Simone Biles was another of the 140+ young women to speak out about Larry Nassar . "No one should have to go back there after so many of us were abused there". Some of the victims tried to speak up for years, but the adults who should have protected them never listened. Due to a confidentiality agreement that was part of a $1.25 million settlement she and the U.S. Read More »

Neymar scores four goals in PSG's win vs. Dijon, gets booed

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Neymar then pitched in with three goals on the spin, the third of which bringing back memories of his formative years at Santos, where he used to skin entire apathetic defences for fun... Neymar hit a ball to Di Maria in the 15th minute to put his team up 2-0. In August the former Napoli forward refused to hand the ball over the Neymar for a spot kick. Read More »

Messi misses penalty as Barcelona loses to Espanyol

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Lionel Messi is the most expected player in today's match and Barcelona is already securing a place in the semifinals in the first leg. Luis Suarez was left out of the Barca line up, as Lionel Messi led the attack with Denis Suarez and Aleix Vidal. Read More »