• John 'Tito' Francona, father of former Red Sox manager, dies at 84
John 'Tito' Francona, father of former Red Sox manager, dies at 84

Terry Francona, who has been affectionately called "Tito" for years in a respectful bow to his dad, will leave the team for several days to be with family. He led the league in doubles the following year, and in 1961 he was an AL All-Star and led the league in singles. He retired following the 1970 season with 1,114 hits over a 15-year major leag...

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  • Bulls Game Notes For Wednesday vs
Bulls Game Notes For Wednesday vs

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry had 22 points in the win over the Miami Heat . The Raptors improved its NBA-best home record to 24-4 despite being outscored 31-17 in the fourth quarter and missing their final eight field-goal attempts.

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  • Radio Host Fired For Comment He Made About US Olympian Chloe Kim
Radio Host Fired For Comment He Made About US Olympian Chloe Kim

Kim is 17-years-old. And Patrick Connor sure sounds like a piece of crap. Connor acknowledged that Kim was underage, but noted that her 18th birthday was April 23 and said , "the countdown is on, baby". "They didn't deserve my stupid, foolish and immature comments". Im truly sorry Chloe. "Then I began to think about it & came to a honest co...

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  • KLR Group Lowers Newfield Exploration (NFX) to Hold
KLR Group Lowers Newfield Exploration (NFX) to Hold

SunTrust Banks set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Newfield Exploration and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Additionally, NFX had a day price range of $25.045 to $26.87. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc invested 0.04% in Equifax Inc. 77,738 are held by Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership. (NYSE:HCP) or 63,870...

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  • Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Jacobellis Miss Medaling, Finish Fourth
Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Jacobellis Miss Medaling, Finish Fourth

She won the Olympic slalom four years ago in Sochi. "Now we got the ball rolling". The 32-year-old Hansdotter clocked an aggregate of 1min 38.63sec, Switzerlands Wendy Holdener taking silver at 0.05sec and unheralded Austrian Katharina Gallhuber bronze (+0.32).

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  • Kevin Love eager to return to new-look Cleveland Cavaliers lineup
Kevin Love eager to return to new-look Cleveland Cavaliers lineup

Love then defended himself at the meeting against allegations he was faking an illness . Wade reportedly was the player who called the team meeting on January 22. But after Wade was traded to Miami , James was quoted as saying he was "happy as hell" for his friend. Currently, James seems to have more disdain for current Cavaliers owner Dan...

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  • Cashner, Orioles agree to $16M, 2-year contract
Cashner, Orioles agree to $16M, 2-year contract

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Cashner posted an ugly 86/64 K/BB ratio in 166 2/3 innings a year ago with the Rangers, but he still managed a 3.40 ERA (138 ERA+) and the Orioles have been in desperate need of decent starting pitching depth all offseason.

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  • Rio Ferdinand insists Cristiano Ronaldo performed penalty trick in Manchester United training
Rio Ferdinand insists Cristiano Ronaldo performed penalty trick in Manchester United training

Kroos is a first-choice player. Cristiano Ronaldo has asked his agent to sound out moves to either Arsenal or Chelsea after deciding he wants out of Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in France. But the ball appeared to pop up on the spot fractions of a second before the Portugal captain fired it past PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. ...

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  • OLYMPICS/ Clash of titans looms for Hanyu and Chen
OLYMPICS/ Clash of titans looms for Hanyu and Chen

Fellow American Adam Rippon finished seventh without attempting a quad in what was otherwise a high-wire act for the men. That means he will skate in the second group of six skaters in the free program tomorrow, since the skating order is reversed from the rankings after the short program.

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  • Liverpool: Top five moments from 5-0 win at FC Porto
Liverpool: Top five moments from 5-0 win at FC Porto

Firmino and Salah in particular had been in fine form leading into the match, with the Egyptian scoring in each of his last four appearances across all competitions before the trip to Porto . Liverpool made this Champions League last 16 away trip look ridiculously easy as their front three scythed through a Porto defence that had conceded j...

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  • David Amerson signs with Chiefs
David Amerson signs with Chiefs

The deal could be worth up to $6 million, according to NFL Network. But his journey was cut short in 2017, as he started (and played) only six games before suffering a foot injury which sidelined him for the rest of the season. Amerson was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2013, where he spent only two seasons before being waived after being on...

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  • Lindsey Vonn's opener, super-G, delayed because of wind
Lindsey Vonn's opener, super-G, delayed because of wind

In her absence, the field appears to be wide open. And as she missed out on the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday's super-G showdown will be her first race on the biggest stage in eight years . Vonn finished off the podium with a time of 1:21.49 in her first event, tied for fifth place. If she were to succeed, the American would join Katja S...

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  • Cruz Confesses to Florida School Shooting, FBI Admits Tip-off
Cruz Confesses to Florida School Shooting, FBI Admits Tip-off

The sheriff has said some of the online and social media activity Cruz engaged in was "very, very disturbing". The FBI says a person close to Cruz contacted the agency's tipline on January 5 to report concerns about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of h...

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  • Men's Curling Night 3: Sweden runs away with win over Team USA
Men's Curling Night 3: Sweden runs away with win over Team USA

The United States men's curling team fell behind by a large margin early on Friday and wasn't able to recover. After giving up a five point end to Italy a night ago, the USA allowed Sweden to score four in the first end Thursday night, and two more in the fourth and eighth for a 10-4 win.

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  • Caroline Wozniacki mocks opponent Monica Niculescu's grunts at Qatar Open
Caroline Wozniacki mocks opponent Monica Niculescu's grunts at Qatar Open

Australian Open champion Wozniacki won the encounter 7-5, 6-1, but she complained to the chair umpire that her life was being made unnecessarily hard because of Niculescu's dodgy gamesmanship. "I'm sure she'll have a great year going forward, but I'm happy I got the win today". She then broke Garcia early in the third set and held on to clinch th...

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  • NY judge says embedding tweets could be illegal
NY judge says embedding tweets could be illegal

One was the 2007 case flawless 10 vs. Amazon, where a court ruled that Google search could show full-sized copyrighted images, as long as it was simply hotlinking them from other sites. Judge Forrest insisted the consequences won't be so dire. She acknowledge warnings from the defendants and their amici about abandoning the server test, but sugge...

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  • Shiffrin finishes 4th in slalom
Shiffrin finishes 4th in slalom

Shiffrin was able to make up some of that time on her second run, briefly climbing into second place, but was eclipsed again as the last few skiers completed their runs. Shiffrin did say she definitely will remain part of the field for the combined. "I don't think that, in and of itself, had a huge impact on my first run today".

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  • Olympics alert: Canada defeats USA in women's hockey prelim
Olympics alert: Canada defeats USA in women's hockey prelim

The reason he is not playing is the same reason that nearly every other player in his league is choosing not to: the NHL banned its players from participating in the 2018 Olympics . The Russians came out pumped up for the second period and produced 20 minutes of incredible quality to put the game out of sight. What would have been one of the h...

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  • Tongan Pita Taufatofua only trained for three months before competing in Olympics
Tongan Pita Taufatofua only trained for three months before competing in Olympics

Taufatofua already has his sites set on another Olympics appearance in 2020, hoping to compete in "something to do with water ". After becoming the first male athlete from Tonga to compete in Olympic taekwondo in Brazil, Taufatofua completely switched gears for Pyeongchang, serving as his country's lone 2018 Winter Games athlete.in cross-country sk...

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  • National Football League investigation clears Panthers GM Marty Hurney of harassment charge
National Football League investigation clears Panthers GM Marty Hurney of harassment charge

Our investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy. After that 15-win regular-season in 2015, a year that eventually culminated in a Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos, the Panthers compiled a losing record in 2016, thanks to...

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  • Ice hockey: Like father, like son - Donato nets for the US
Ice hockey: Like father, like son - Donato nets for the US

Harvard's Ryan Donato, son of former NHL player Ted Donato, scored a pair of power play goals to spark the US men's hockey team to a 2-1 win against Slovakia. A couple of second-period power plays yielded offensive-zone time but not a goal, and a borderline goalie interference penalty on Boston University's Jordan Greenway made penalty killers work...

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  • Florida's GOP Governor on Gun Laws: 'Everything's on the Table'
Florida's GOP Governor on Gun Laws: 'Everything's on the Table'

A statistic that claimed the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , was the 18th this year is a misleading one, according to The Washington Post . Strong gun control legislation has broad support across the political spectrum, with 58 percent of Americans telling NPR/Ipsos in October 2017 that they were in f...

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  • Grandmother foils grandson's alleged school shooting plot in Washington
Grandmother foils grandson's alleged school shooting plot in Washington

In the Washington case, Cathi O'Connor called 911 after finding entries in her grandson's journal indicating he planned to shoot up a high school. The 18-year-old student was charged Thursday with allegedly planning a school shooting at ACES High School in Everett, Washington.

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  • Champions League round of 16 action returns with Spurs traveling to Turin
Champions League round of 16 action returns with Spurs traveling to Turin

Germany midfielder Gundogan gave Basel a masterclass in defensive midfield play, complementing his two-goal display by repeatedly snuffing out fledgling Swiss attacks. Tottenham travel to Italy as winners of the group of death, coming out on top over Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid . There was a caveat. Tottenham players training in Turin...

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  • Team GB wins first Pyeongchang Olympics medal with skeleton bronze
Team GB wins first Pyeongchang Olympics medal with skeleton bronze

Parsons said: "It was a bit of a rollercoaster after the fourth run". "But the morning I got to the track for our first practice run I was feeling it again". Katharina Gallhuber of Austria took bronze, 0.08secs ahead of Shiffrin, who won the giant slalom on Thursday. 'I thought I'd lost it after that fourth run, it felt like it'd had gone.

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