Author: 0 Bizarre Ronaldo statue overshadows airport naming event

Critics on social media called the bust "horrifying". Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country's prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born.

Sports Islanders' playoff hopes could take a hit with John Tavares injury
Author: 0 Islanders' playoff hopes could take a hit with John Tavares injury

Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots as the Islanders pulled four points behind Boston for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. He's listed week to week and, before the game, coach Doug Weight said there is no chance Tavares will play before NY closes the season against Ottawa on April 9.

Author: 0 Gerard Pique rested against Granada; Sergio Ramos out of Real Madrid squad

The Catalans secured a 4-2 win over Valencia in their last encounter before the break to stay in second, two points behind Real Madrid - who still have a game in hand. Neymar is racking up the milestones in his fourth Camp Nou season after passing Barca icon and compatriot Ronaldinho's mark of 94 goals for the club last month.

Sports Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital
Author: 0 Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

Meanwhile, the Flyers picked up goals from Brayden Schenn , Colin McDonald (also just recalled from the Phantoms) and Jordan Weal . It didn't seem to matter, as he stopped 26 shots to earn his second shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 win. McDonald, 32, raced past Devils defenseman Andy Greene , eluded a poke check by Schneider, and scored his 20th career National Hockey League goal and first as a Flyer .

Author: 0 Kang eyes Masters spot in Houston

He needed to win in Texas to qualify for this week's US Masters in Augusta , where he finished a creditable 17th previous year. Kang will go into the third round at 16 under - six shots ahead of American pair Russell Henley and Hudson Swafford, with overnight leader Rickie Fowler a shot further back.

Author: 0 Warriors hopeful Durant can return in regular season

Clutch time. James Harden and his Houston Rockets will travel to Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. for their final regular season meeting with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on March 31st at 10:30pm EST. Durant played a "hard" 1-on-1 against Golden State assistant coach Willie Green earlier in the day. "It's a good sign". I mean the smart passes when the entire Orlando defense seemed to collapse on him.

Author: 0 Gonzaga, North Carolina a hefty NCAA title matchup

The 7-foot-1 center from Poland had six points and four rebounds when he left. North Carolina holds the obvious edge in big-game experience, as the Tar Heels played for the national title last season and it's the ninth Final Four for Coach Roy Williams, but don't discount an OR program that's played in 15 NCAA tournament games over the past five seasons.

Sports Chasing Ghosts: Tar Heels one step away from redemption
Author: 0 Chasing Ghosts: Tar Heels one step away from redemption

Behind great games from Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson, the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are heading to the National Championship game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Justin Jackson , who scored 22 points, usually plays D.J. and takes requests. Pinson missed a driving layup, and OR pushed the ball the other way, bypassing a 3-point shot for an easy layup by center Keith Smith with 6.4 seconds left to make it 77-76.

Sports WWE: Big Show announces WrestleMania 33 will be his last
Author: 0 WWE: Big Show announces WrestleMania 33 will be his last

Unlike other companies, WWE is driving a hard bargain with big tech players. WWE Champion Bray Wyatt vs. The Club vs. Enzo and Big Cass vs. Sheamus/Cesaro for the WWE Raw Tag team titles . While now an aging father with graying hair, Shane-O-Mac's body likely doesn't have many more stunts to offer, and that may be for the best. This is a tough one to call simply because the feud, quite frankly, hasn't gotten all the much air time on SmackDown .

Sports WWE: Predictions and Preview for Wrestlemania 33
Author: 0 WWE: Predictions and Preview for Wrestlemania 33

Cramer added that WWE could be a "classic Trump stock" since President Donald Trump chose its former CEO, Linda McMahon, to run the Small Business Administration, and because tax reform could give the wrestling giant's bottom line a helpful bump.

Sports Brazil book 2018 World Cup berth
Author: 0 Brazil book 2018 World Cup berth

Messi became animated at the end of Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Chile on March 24 - a game settled by the forward's first-half penalty. Messi is sad, as we all are. "We tried to wrestle control of the game from Bolivia (and) the team improved a bit in the second half", said Argentine coach Edgardo Bauza.

Author: 0 Gonzaga makes first NCAA title game with win over S Carolina

Then Meeks, whose 25 points and 14 rebounds helped the Tar Heels beat OR to reach Monday's national championship game, answered. GOOD COMPANY: According to ESPN Stats and Info, Meeks joins Larry Bird, Ed O'Bannon, Carmelo Anthony and Danny Manning as the only players to reach 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Final Four over the last 40 years.

Sports Thompson surges to LPGA lead
Author: 0 Thompson surges to LPGA lead

She has previously held the 36-hole lead six times on the LPGA and collected a trophy on half those occasions. That was proven again Saturday. Ko and world No. But her round took a turn for the worse on 15 when she bogeyed the par four before finishing with another bogey on the par-five 18th, leaving her signing for an even 72.

Author: 0 The Patriots are reportedly one of Adrian Peterson's free agent visits

Injuries and a very poor offensive line in Minnesota played a major role in the disappointing numbers. The odds are highest that at least one addition is a rookie via the draft (or after the draft), but for a team that is always considering contingency plans and monitoring the fluctuating financial market with a wide variety of players, the Patriots are wise to at least go through the due diligence process with Peterson.

Sports Jesus may return before the end of this season - Guardiola
Author: 0 Jesus may return before the end of this season - Guardiola

Arsenal players are reportedly envious of their global team-mates who get to play under Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Any onlookers of City's games this season will know that full-back is an area which Guardiola is desperate to improve, having even resorted to play midfielder Fernandinho there of late.

Author: 0 Raiders Moving To Las Vegas

United States business news sources report that NFL Franchise owners voted overwhelmingly (31-1) in favour of a Las Vegas relocation for the Raiders, despite protests from Oakland fans and city officials. With their new 65,000 seat domed stadium not expected to open until 2020, the Raiders are expected to play in Oakland in 2017 and likely 2018 . Beyond 2018, the team could potentially continue to play in Oakland, or play in UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium, which holds a max capacity of 40,000.

Author: 0 After threat of boycott, deal brings U.S

The Canadians had a week-long training camp, including a pair of exhibition games against boys' teams in Leamington, Ont. Decker tipped in a pass from Knight at 9:15 of the third period. The men had private hotel rooms, while the women had to share with a teammate. Not as many are expected to tune in Friday night on the NHL Network when they meet again, but that wont slow down the deep and talented teams, who are projected to play again for gold April 7.

Author: 0 Swansea frustrated by Middlesbrough in goalless encounter

Swansea boss Paul Clement admitted the battle for Premier League survival could go to the final game of the season after his side drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Middlesbrough on Sunday. Swansea grew into the game and went close again in the 34th minute when Tom Carroll tried his luck with a left-foot strike from distance and the ball flew just wide before rebounding off the stanchion just behind the goal.