England manager Gareth Southgate rules out picking Ross Barkley for the World Cup

Source: The Independent >> The midfielder joined Chelsea from Everton in January following a long-term injury absence but has only gone on to make four appearances for his new club

Derby County's Championship clash with Cardiff postponed due to snow

Source: Daily Mail >> The only game in the Championship on Sunday is no more due to adverse weather conditions.Play-off chasing Derby had been due to face fellow promotion hopefuls Cardiff at midday.

Daniel Ricciardo: ‘Being in the F1 title fight is the minimum I would ask’

Source: The Guardian >> The Red Bull driver has Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in his sights and says he has the tools to beat them in an even battle Always suffused with conjecture and supposition, Formula One’s phoney war will end with the firing of engines in earnest at the Australian Grand Prix next […]

Adrien Silva: ‘I will never understand Fifa’s decision. We’re talking seconds’

Source: The Guardian >> Leicester’s midfielder has put a bleak chapter behind him before facing Chelsea, who tried to sign him as a youngster, in the FA Cup Adrien Silva is recalling when he was banned from playing after a Premier League club tried to sign him, only this episode has nothing to do with […]

From Ireland’s win to England’s loss, the Six Nations was settled in Paris | Paul Rees

Source: The Guardian >> Ireland and England’s campaigns were summed up by their final few seconds in the French capital, with Ireland surging to victory and England losing after a fumble at the breakdown The outcome of the 2018 Six Nations was settled in Paris. It was where Johnny Sexton, on the opening weekend, delivered […]

Few fans and little history but Basaksehir are challenging Turkey’s big three | Nick Ames

Source: The Guardian >> With a host of former Premier League players Basaksehir are aiming to succeed where the country’s more established powers have largely failed There was plenty to recognise when, on 2 August, Istanbul Basaksehir beat Club Brugge 2-0 to qualify for the Champions League play-off round. The first goal came when Emmanuel […]

TIPPING OFF: Is UMBC ready for another shocker?

Source: ABC News >> Loyola-Chicago kept its feel-good story going with a one-point win over third-seeded Tennessee in the second round on Saturday; now it’s No. 16 seed UMBC’s turn to try to pull another upset

Poole's buzzer-beating sends Michigan past Houston, 64-63

Source: ABC News >> Jordan Poole drains 3-pointer at buzzer as Michigan tops Houston 64-63 in NCAA tourney

NBA fines Doc Rivers day after critical comments about referees

Source: ABC News >> NEW YORK — LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating after the Clippers’ loss to the Houston Rockets. The fine was announced Friday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations. Rivers said his team didn’t get the foul calls it deserved […]

Odds are stacked against Sweet 16 hopefuls UMBC, Marshall

Source: ABC News >> The 2018 NCAA tournament has had its share of high seeds making big splashes, capped off, of course, by the biggest tsunami in this event’s modern era. We’ve certainly had our share of sensational upsets in the early going. Now, can these underdogs maintain that momentum, even if it’s just for […]