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Sports NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns
Author: 0 NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

More likely, he would be silent if it was an internal ESPN move and a future colleague. NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that two current referees could be interested in the gig though not as it's "currently configured". And as far as understanding what the league wants on the field, no one on the planet understood that better than Blandino in a time where there have been drastic rule changes on a yearly basis due to safety concerns.

Sports Davis Cup: Australia through to semis after win over USA
Author: 0 Davis Cup: Australia through to semis after win over USA

But Italy had demonstrated the fighting spirit which saw it knock out defending champions Argentina in the first round to stay alive in its quarterfinal on Saturday with a thrilling doubles win. "It'll be exciting to watch - it always is with him, one way or another". "It was a tough third set without a break, obviously with a lot of emotions", Kyrgios said.

Sports Romine's grand slam lifts Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins
Author: 0 Romine's grand slam lifts Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

After falling behind 2-0, the bats got red hot and ended Zimmerman's day early after just 4.2 innings pitched and 5 earned runs allowed. Zimmermann (1-1) allowed five runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking a career-high five . Over his eight-year career, Romine has a.243 average and seven home runs. On the Castro single, Tigers rightfielder Mikie Mahtook made a fantastic snag to hold Castro to one base.

Sports Bucks beat 76ers 90-82 to clinch playoff spot
Author: 0 Bucks beat 76ers 90-82 to clinch playoff spot

Perhaps just as important for the young Bucks, Terry is a respected presence in the locker room. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon is returning to the starting lineup Monday against the Charlotte Hornets after missing five games with a sore back.

Sports NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football
Author: 0 NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

Both the new December signing period and official visits will go into effect August 1 should they be approved by the conference commissioners. Thanks to legislation the NCAA passed, high school juniors will be able to take official (i.e. These guys travel around the clock and around the country and spend an bad lot of time away from home, and some of it is just baby-sitting and it'll clear the air a little bit.

Sports National Football League schedule out Thursday, Lions prez says
Author: 0 National Football League schedule out Thursday, Lions prez says

But, of course, there were some haters as well. "The uniform is inspired by that", said lead designer for the redesign, Nike's Steve McClard. Since he grew up in Detroit , he put his heart and soul into the project. "The option of wearing blue trousers on the road, which we did I think for a couple of years". I think it will be exciting too. Home: Honolulu blue jerseys with silver numbers, trimmed with anthracite and silver trousers.

Author: 0 Hamilton expecting 'closest' title fight of career

Lewis Hamilton , left, and Sebastian Vettel at Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia, March 26. The Chinese GP went a long way toward proving that F1's new rules and regulations won't hamper the competition and entertainment that fans expect from Formula One.

Sports Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list
Author: 0 Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

Posey left the game and was to be checked on Monday night and into Tuesday, then re-evaluated. The manager was more optimistic than ever, but not wholly convinced, that Posey would be activated from the 7-day concussion list when eligible on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Tye hat trick earns Gujarat Lions first win in IPL

After all, in his first game of the season for the Gujarat Lions, the Australian bowler made his presence felt-that too with a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul! Hailing Gujarat's opening duo of Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum for their brilliant strokeplay, Smith said: "When Dwayne and McCullum get going, it's hard to stop them and we could not come back after that".

Sports Benitez fumes while Monk proud after late Leeds leveller
Author: 0 Benitez fumes while Monk proud after late Leeds leveller

Monk, though, sees no reason why his side should not be capable of upsetting the Magpies in their own back yard. "I could see at the beginning of the season - when they were under pressure - that still he was doing well, improving, and winning a lot of games in a row, and they are in a good position now because of that", he said .

Author: 0 Button backed to hit the ground running in Monaco

Hamilton, the victor of last weekend's Chinese GP and joint leader of the world championship points table with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, said that he expects another big challenge this weekend. "The second one is to win different series in different years". Fernando Alonso believes his assault on this year's Indianapolis 500 is necessary if he wants to be remembered as one of motorsport's "complete drivers".

Sports Pulis Has No Issues With Klopp
Author: 0 Pulis Has No Issues With Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects injured midfielders Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana to return before the end of the month. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the importance of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino: "It's very important that players can play together, but if they are only two then it's pretty hard still".

Author: 0 McCourty says Titans are done with him

Never could have I imagined it would be 8 years before I would be saying goodbye. General manager Jon Robinson signed Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan and Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien in free agency. As for Tennessee, selecting a cornerback with the either one of their first-round picks (fifth, 18th) in the upcoming NFL Draft now seems very likely.

Author: 0 Penguins' Fleury to stay in net for Game 2 vs Blue Jackets

That time arrived Wednesday night against Columbus. Fleury was elevated to the starting spot, and rookie Tristan Jarry dressed as the backup. And for the next couple of hours, it seemed like old times. "He must have done a good job in between warmups and the first period to readjust, be ready to go and not overthink every shot, make the saves look easy and keep his team in the game".

Author: 0 Barcelona fear Neymar may be forced to miss Real Madrid clash

FC Barcelona's Neymar reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona , Spain, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Neymar was also suspended for two more games, however, Barcelona will likely appeal against the decision. 'We have to take a lot of care in these types of games because I think there were ugly challenges from behind which clearly deserved bookings; other things such as tying your boots.

Author: 0 Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

Like Russell, Leonard's case for MVP rests not in the sort of flashy, statistical smorgasbord, but in perhaps the most important of all MVP categories: value to his team. Expect the Rockets to involve him in every offensive possession, especially the Harden-less group that will start the second and fourth quarters. The last time these two teams met, the Kings traveled to Phoenix and scored a victory over the Suns 107-101 on March 15.

Author: 0 2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Milwaukee Bucks

The Raptors are locked into the third seed. We're keeping it simple, but only because nobody else seems to want to. If necessary, the fifth game will be Monday, April 24 at Toronto at 6 p.m., the sixth game will be Thursday, April 27 in Milwaukee at a time to be determined, and the seventh game will be Saturday, April 29 in Toronto at a time to be determined.

Author: 0 Decision to race Indy 500 'a win-win' for everyone, says Alonso

The two-year deal Button signed with McLaren last autumn allowed him to take 2017 off from F1 competition, but included the proviso that he could be drafted back in as cover if one of the team's race drivers was absent. "It's very simple, we discussed this at length together and Jenson obviously spent 17 years racing in Formula One", Boullier said, "he actually drove the kind of level of downforce we have today.

Author: 0 Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

But whatever Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said to his players after the first period got them jazzed and raring to go to start the second period. You lose your first one, but you've got to watch the video, I feel good about a lot of things we did. The Canadiens were physical and dominant for long stretches of their Game 1 loss, pinning the Rangers deep in their own zone with a relentless forecheck, especially in the first period.