The first failed test requires entry into a drug rehab program, the second offense is a two-week fine and a third offense is a four-week fine. But if Branch has to serve a four-game suspension, it could stunt his momentum in that area. The suspension is the latest in a rash of upheaval on the defensive side of the ball. With Jabaal Sheard being a healthy scratch this past weekend, the Patriots could suddenly find themselves dangerously thin along the front line as they prepare to face ...
Verlander snatched nearly half of the 30 first-place votes , but he still lost. The Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, who finished fifth, got the other two first-place votes. If you are the type that needs a quibble, however, you have more than one. She also criticised Porcello on his victory, writing "Sorry Rick but you didn't get any first place votes?" He voted for Porcello, Zach Britton , Corey Kluber, Chris Sale and Masahiro Tanaka in that order.
But Manchester City finally got back to winning ways, joining Liverpool on 27 points at the top of the table, after previously recording two wins out of nine in all competitions. The performance will stand as something of a throwback to Premier League performances of old, where the quality of a measured delivery could often decide a game.
Conor McGregor has been a two-division UFC champion for less than one week - but as usual, fans are already focused on his next fight. White likely couldn't believe his luck over the past year as he presided over a record-breaking 12 months that saw McGregor responsible for roughly six million pay-per-view buys stretching across his last four bouts at UFC 194, UFC 196, UFC 202 and UFC 205.
Porsche and Mazda unveiled their 2017 racers at the LA Motor Show. The vehicle is built ground-up complaint with the FIA and LM-GTE class regulations and will go up against other mid-engine cars like the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 GTE. Carbon fibre body components are quicker to change than ever before thanks to redesigned quick release fasteners and suspension components are easier to access for quick modifications to setup.
He's a sharpshooter from range who also plays stellar defense, and he has formed an excellent on-court relationship with point guard Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson is the star the Celtics have been seeking. No trade is imminent, but here's a look a some deals that could send Thompson to the Motor City (and that work in ESPN's trade machine ). Scalabrine added that if the Warriors were to alter their roster based on matching up against the Cavaliers, Bradley would be better-suited to defend ...
Bradley afterward said special teams, defense and offense all pretty much contributed equally. Instead, after a 24-21 loss to the Texans, they're 2-7 and haven't won a game in a month. Osweiler hooked up with Stephen Anderson on the next play. Running back Latavius Murray rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns while Oakland's defense forced two turnovers in the win.
The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. "You can't read a lot into common opponents", Sanchez warned. Thursday's game will mark the Cougars' 12th appearance in the Division I Tournament and second since returning to DI in 2008. Instead, the Big Green earned the conference's one allotted bid into the field by virtue of a head-to-head win over the Light Blue. Ironically, Rensing was a player for the Spartans in that game.
The battle-hardened Scot broke in the fifth game of the second set with a belting forehand and again two games later. Murray has always said that he enjoys feeling nervousness as it is a sign he cares enough but as much as they seemed to be hindering him last night, Cilic was struggling with worse demons.
To open the third quarter Nebraska tied the game at 17-17 on a Newby touchdown reception. With Tommy Armstrong returning from a concussion protocol last week, and in and out of the game because of ankle and hamstring injuries, the Cornhuskers relied heavily on defense.
In his six Test matches back, he hasn't quite scored the runs he would have liked to. England's woes against spin were laid bare by teenage Bangladeshi off-spinner Mehedi Hasan who accounted for 19 wickets in his debut series, rattling the visitors in the process.
If three-time world champion Hamilton wins the race on Sunday, the Formula One title will be decided in the final race of the season in two weeks in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton is considered the better wet-weather driver, but Rosberg dismissed that edge. Wet or dry, it's a great circuit and will bring out the best of the best.
The veteran got off to a sluggish start in 2016, batting.226 and.163 in April and May, respectively, but he bounced back and finished with 30 homers and 93 RBI for Kansas City. Luckily for him, the fact that he doesn't play the field should help with the aging process and could make this contract look like a win. Given his production over the past couple seasons, a number of teams will easily meet those demands.
Howie Kendrick was an unsung hero for much of 2016, calling left field his primary position in a season when Andre Ethier, Trayce Thompson and Scott Van Slyke missed most of the year with injuries. From 2010-15, Kendrick batted.289/.332/.418 as a member of the Angels - production that was about 11 percent better than the league average over that span, per OPS+.
Griezmann , 25, and Manchester United's world-record signing Pogba enjoy a close relationship, with the Atletico Madrid star admitting he has asked his compatriot about life at Old Trafford since he moved to the club in the summer. But he lined up for United at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and scored a stunning opening goal as the Red Devils went on to clinch just their second win in eight Premier League games.
The Hawks were only in the extra period thanks to another sterling effort from Crawford, who had 27 saves and had a shutout going until Alex Pietrangelo tied the game 1-1 at 17:40 of the third period. You don't want to read between the lines, but I knew the situation. St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock was not critical of Pietrangelo's penalty in particular, but cited a recent string of third-period penalties which have been costly to the Blues.
The 8-year-old Obviously - the oldest horse in the field, who had four prior starts in past years in the longer Breeders' Cup Mile - won by a nose over Om in the grass race, with Pure Sensation in third. "I had a flawless trip", said Gutierrez. For nearly two minutes, it looked like a winning race. Baffert could hardly contain himself in the post race press conference.
The New Orleans Pelicans will release injured swingman Lance Stephenson to sign former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin on Monday, according to league sources . In six games this season, Stephenson has averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per game. Stephenson, 26, is in his seventh National Basketball Association season, spending four with the Indiana Pacers, one with the Charlotte Bobcats and splitting past year with the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis ...
After missing several weeks with a broken finger, Hayward's return to the Jazz lineup couldn't have come any sooner. Hayward set a goal to return within a month and appears set to hit his target on Monday. 1 overall by the Bulls in 2008 and won an MVP award with his hometown team, added 15 points and season highs of 11 assists and seven rebounds. Expect him to see a lot of Courtney Lee and Carmelo Anthony , with either Joe Johnson or Rodney Hood shifting to the bench.