Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR at season's end

Earnhardt is one of the most marketable drivers in the history of the sport and several also issued statements sharing their support of his decision. "But I haven't really decided when I'm going to hang it up". I just wanted to get better. He has done all of that with humility, leading to his being voted by the fans as the sport's most popular driver every year since 2003.

Sports Foxes line up to complain about penalty decision
Author: 0 Foxes line up to complain about penalty decision

Griezmann coolly scored from the spot in the 28th minute by sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with a firm strike into the left corner, which keeps the Spanish outfit on track to make it to the final for a second straight season.

Sports Pakistan beat West Indies in first test at Jamaica
Author: 0 Pakistan beat West Indies in first test at Jamaica

It took all of 297.1 overs for Pakistan to beat West Indies by seven wickets - which, if not for the rain interruptions, would have been over in just over three days of play. Azhar got stuck in two minds if to leave the ball which was pitched well outside off or not, and in the process, got an inside edge sending the ball rattling on the stumps.

Author: 0 Giant-killer Ramos-Vinolas strikes again in Monte Carlo

Rarely does he let these winning positions slip. "I mean, if you sort of look at the scoreline, it was 7-5 in the third. But sitting here, being 4-0 up in the third, I haven't lost many matches like that in my career". His dropshots were particularly effective but could not help him resist a second set surge from the Spaniard, who played so well that he made only four unforced errors throughout it.

Sports Patriots unlikely to trade Butler
Author: 0 Patriots unlikely to trade Butler

In the end, the Saints must have been able to argue that with Peterson on board, there was no reason to believe that they couldn't find a way back to the Super Bowl like back in 2009. The Patriots, who signed former Bills corner Stephon Gilmore for $40 million guaranteed to play opposite Butler, appear to have known this all along.

Author: 0 Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

When his mesmerizing Game 4 performance was complete, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas ventured to his postgame news conference, during which a reporter relayed how Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg had made comments suggesting that part of Thomas' success stemmed from the fact that referees don't whistle him for routinely discontinuing his dribble.

Sports USA stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus
Author: 0 USA stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus

The Belarusian victory sets up a final against either the Czech Republic or the United States in November, when Belarus should have the services of former No. A double fault put Rogers out of her misery, ensuring Siniakova could celebrate a victory on debut in a live singles rubber and will look to follow that up by putting the Czechs 2-1 up when she faces Vandeweghe on Sunday.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown prepares for funeral

He was serving a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole after being found guilty of that murder when he hanged himself, according to state officials. Early Jr.'s office has refused to share the notes' contents. The notes were ordered to be released to the family in time for Hernandez burial on Monday afternoon at 1 Bristol, Connecticut.

Author: 0 Bruins ousted in overtime in Game 6

Every game between the Bruins and Senators was decided by one goal and four went to overtime. David Pastrnak was off for holding at the time of the goal and cheers went up in the dressing room when MacArthur joined his teammates after a TV interview.

Author: 0 Wenger proud of anxious Arsenal's fighting spirit

But despite the crucial win, as the Gunners try desperately to claw their way back in to the top four and snatch Champions League football for next season, Wenger says the three-man tactic is not a long-term plan. Against Palace and West Brom, we had 70 per cent of the possession and we lost. "That was the reason". Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were a mountain which Middlesbrough could not climb, although they did make sure Arsenal did not recover a clean sheet in the ...

Sports Gunners shoot down City to reach FA Cup final
Author: 0 Gunners shoot down City to reach FA Cup final

Sanchez is a proven victor. Aguero has been playing some of the best football of his career and his second-half strike at Wembley was his 30th goal this season. Yet Arsenal face Leicester at the Emirates tomorrow knowing they must win to stand any chance of finishing in the top four. "Commitment and determination also helped us to win because over the whole game we played as a team and fought hard".

Sports These new speeding laws coming into effect on Monday
Author: 0 These new speeding laws coming into effect on Monday

Those caught driving at more than 101 mph in a 70 mph zone, for example, could be disqualified from driving and receive a fine of between 125 and 175 per cent of their weekly income. Introducing the increasingly stringent fines, the Sentencing Council said the moved aimed to ensure a "clear increase in fine level as the seriousness of offending increases".

Author: 0 Bills opt not to match offer sheet for free agent Gillislee

The Bills now have three fifth-round picks and seven overall picks in the draft. Gillislee signed his offer sheet Tuesday, and the deal includes $4 million for the 2017 season. The Patriots reportedly had a contract offer on the table for Blount, but he didn't sign it. Gillislee averaged 5.7 yards per carry previous year and scored eight touchdowns, and he could be the replacement for veteran free agent LeGarrette Blount , who hasn't signed.

Sports Capitals beat Maple Leafs 5-4, tie series at 2 games apiece
Author: 0 Capitals beat Maple Leafs 5-4, tie series at 2 games apiece

His initial shot hit John Carlson in the foot then hit Nate Schmidt in the face and landed back on his stick. The fact is that the Leafs have not only proven that they can keep up, but that they can win. We have to cash in, but that can change in a heartbeat, it could change (Wednesday). "We can only control what's ahead of us now, not behind us". "They had a lucky bounce on the second goal and we kind of got crossed up on the third one".

Sports Raptors take series lead with 118-93 victory over Bucks
Author: 0 Raptors take series lead with 118-93 victory over Bucks

The Bucks relied too much on their star as Giannis Antetokounmpo did most of the damage, filling up the box score with 30 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals. You've got to check your egos at the door. Game 5 could be something of a war of attrition, with Bucks swingman Khris Middleton also appearing to be suffering from the flu or something similar.

Author: 0 Saints, free-agent RB Adrian Peterson in negotiations

MI has a special Sunday in the parkDavis puts his ankle at "80-85 percent" right nowMay: Garrett 'is the best player in this dra. If not, the Saints will likely give Peterson a chance to prove his one talent in Sean Payton's offense. He made the Pro Bowl numerous times while with the Vikings, but his most famous moment remains tearing his ACL in 2011 and returning to rush for 2,097 yards in 2012 en route to both the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

Author: 0 PFA Awards: N'Golo Kante favourite for top honour

Hazard took second place in the voting while Ibrahimovic finished third. Chelsea's N'Golo Kante was named player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association ( PFA ) on Sunday, adding another chapter to the remarkable story of a player who was plying his trade in the French sixth tier a few seasons ago.

Sports Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play
Author: 0 Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play

The Jazz inbounded to Joe Johnson and he calmly went to the front court. Chris Paul tied the game with 13 seconds left. Staples Center shook that day, rattled by the thundering decibels produced by a single-person seismic event. On the deciding possession of a playoff game, LA allowed Utah's most accomplished scorer to attack its weakest defensive link, and no Clippers player realized what had happened until Johnson was fist-pumping his way down the sideline in victory.

Sports Jabrill Peppers tests positive at combine
Author: 0 Jabrill Peppers tests positive at combine

The agency that represents Peppers has come out with a statement, stating that Peppers has a history of severe cramping. A diluted sample means Peppers provided a urine sample that was too watered down. Peppers joins Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster as a notable defensive prospect that failed a test with a similar sample. This puts Peppers in the same category as Rebuen Foster , who is experiencing a draft stock slide that may push him into Round Two.

Sports Nastase unrepentant after abusing British players, umpire
Author: 0 Nastase unrepentant after abusing British players, umpire

According to NBC news , Nastase, who is the captain of Romania's team, is now under investigation by the International Tennis Federation ( ITF ) after allegedly making ill comments about Williams' pregnancy during a press conference at the Great Britain and Romania games, Friday.