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  • 'Rusty' Staub passes away at 73
'Rusty' Staub passes away at 73

A team spokesman said the Mets learned of the death from friends of Staub who were with him at the time. Rusty Staub, who played 23 seasons with five Major League Baseball teams as an outfielder and first baseman, passed away at age 73 on Thursday.

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  • National Football League to make changes to catch rule in 2018
National Football League to make changes to catch rule in 2018

The NFL eliminated the "going to the ground' portion of the rule that frustrated so many players and fans". "This one technique, we saw so many hits when a player lowered his head and delivered a hit and either hurt himself or the player he was hitting", McKay said.

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  • Watson crushes Kisner to claim Match Play crown
Watson crushes Kisner to claim Match Play crown

He spent a lot of time soul-searching, talking to Angie, his caddie Ted Scott and the team around him. The game of golf isn't hard for Bubba, it's the extra stuff, the distractions can be hard. For Watson, it was his second victory on the PGA Tour this season and the 11th of his career. So it is no wonder he felt his future might lie in that sw...

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  • Recovery efforts 'diminishing' for missing yachtsman John Fisher
Recovery efforts 'diminishing' for missing yachtsman John Fisher

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) is leading the search efforts to find Fisher, but weather conditions are forecast to "deteriorate significantly". With the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet approximately 200 miles downwind, sending them back upwind to assist, against gale to storm force winds, was not a viable option, noted Brisius...

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  • Saints cheerleader fired over Instagram photo files complaint claiming discrimination
Saints cheerleader fired over Instagram photo files complaint claiming discrimination

She's accusing the team of discrimination and setting a different set of rules and standards for cheerleaders that don't apply to male players. The cheerleaders must block players from following them on social media and can not post photos of themselves in Saints gear, denying them the chance to market themselves.

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  • Shurmur: Giants Expect Odell Beckham Jr. At Offseason Workouts
Shurmur: Giants Expect Odell Beckham Jr. At Offseason Workouts

ESPN's Dan Graziano adds that head coach Sean McVay is open to any trade. Beckham, who had his 2017 season cut short by a broken ankle in October, has been pushing for a long-term contract during the offseason. Per NFL Network's Kimberly Jones , the Giants aren't shopping Beckham and a trade " probably won't happen ". "One Rams executive,...

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  • Matt Renshaw to fly to South Africa ahead of fourth Test
Matt Renshaw to fly to South Africa ahead of fourth Test

He will fly to South Africa following the conclusion of the Sheffield Shield final on Tuesday. Officially, Renshaw is cover for Australian captain Steve Smith after he was suspended for the upcoming match by the ICC for admitting to hatching a plot to tamper with the ball in Cape Town.

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  • Messi set to return for Argentina, Spain cracker
Messi set to return for Argentina, Spain cracker

Messi will turn 31 during the competition. However, the argument many throw back at that claim is the Barcelona superstar is yet to lift the World Cup with Argentina . "He was tested yesterday and tried again today. I don't think there will be a problem tomorrow (Tuesday)". While Messi will be at the heart of Argentina's bid for World Cu...

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  • Former Michigan State dean, Larry Nassar's ex-boss arrested
Former Michigan State dean, Larry Nassar's ex-boss arrested

He was promoted to his position as dean in 2002 after coming to Michigan State in the 1990s. Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting patients and possessing child pornography. When he returned to the clinic in 2014, Nassar and Strampel agreed to a new set of guidelines to use when he was treating patients in sensitive areas.

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  • Eden Hazard will consider Chelsea future after the World Cup
Eden Hazard will consider Chelsea future after the World Cup

Hazard bears a heavy burden as arguably the most talented star at Stamford Bridge, which has led to Conte experimenting with the winger as a false nine through the middle during Alvaro Morata's recent struggle for form. "When I hear so-called experts talking, I think they know nothing about goalkeeping - for example, Van Gaal should not talk abou...

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  • Is UFC willing to offer boxing champ Anthony Joshua $500-million deal?
Is UFC willing to offer boxing champ Anthony Joshua $500-million deal?

That is all we are saying, be realistic in negotiations. He has, with little evidence to back it up, focused on Joshua's "glass-chin", suggesting that the Watford fighter could go down easily and has rarely been tested. "If he offered me 10 times more money to fight than what I am looking at in the United Kingdom, I would go there to fight him". Bu...

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  • Warriors star Curry's regular season over after MCL sprain
Warriors star Curry's regular season over after MCL sprain

Curry suffered the injury in his first game in over two weeks, against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, having recently been sidelined after re-aggravating an ankle issue that has forced him to miss 21 games this campaign. By comparison, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and LA Clippers / Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin missed 15 and 1...

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  • Whyte: Wilder Has No Respect For Boxing Skills or Technique
Whyte: Wilder Has No Respect For Boxing Skills or Technique

Whyte connected with a pulverizing left hook on a badly wounded Browne, who had been dominated up to that point. Browne was gracious enough to give Whyte a shout-out on social media, on a day where Australian sport has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons .

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  • College Basketball Podcast: Previewing every NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup
College Basketball Podcast: Previewing every NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup

The Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament begins tonight and features a self-proclaimed worldwide celebrity, a tongue-wagging German big man and a bunch of underdogs trying to make it to the Final Four. The Wildcats (25-11) finished fourth in the Big 12 (10-8) and enter the game with NCAA tournament wins over No. 8 Creighton 69-59 on March 16, No. 16 ...

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  • Spain coach Julen Lopetegui satisfied after Germany draw
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui satisfied after Germany draw

The hosts were made to work hard against the Spaniards, who are unbeaten under coach Julen Lopetegui , but still managed to stretch their own unbeaten run to 22 matches, one shy of the German record of 23 dating back to 1978-80. The Mannschaft were ferocious to start the second half and a blast by Julian Draxler forced a big save from De Gea as th...

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  • Australian GP: Daniel Ricciardo slapped with grid penalty
Australian GP: Daniel Ricciardo slapped with grid penalty

I slowed down, I knew there was a red flag, I didn't go slow enough. A statement by the stewards said, "Article 31.6 was added [to the rules] this year to ensure that drivers reduce speed sufficiently during a red flag". It's not the first time that Ricciardo has fallen foul of the authorities at his home race. Ricciardo's Red Bull is expected ...

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  • Mohamed Salah Can Challenge Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo For Ballon d'Or: Kewell
Mohamed Salah Can Challenge Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo For Ballon d'Or: Kewell

Salah has 36 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this term, 28 of which have come in the top flight. Any enquiries for Salah, who has scored 36 goals and is a contender to win the PFA Player of the Year award, will be dealt with firmly and emphatically.

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  • Arrest warrant issued for Jonathan Martin, who is facing five charges
Arrest warrant issued for Jonathan Martin, who is facing five charges

Martin originally shared a photo of a shotgun and bullets with the caption "When you're a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge". TMZ first reported the charges against Martin. A few short years ago he was a young National Football League player with a very bright future. Martin, 28, played one season with the 49ers aft...

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