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Sports Republic boss O'Neill hits back over 'Catholic' remarks
Author: 0 Republic boss O'Neill hits back over 'Catholic' remarks

The FAI ever only approach one type of player: "Catholic", O'Neill told The Irish Daily Mail's Philip Quinn. Specifically regarding the Catholic comment, O'Neill said he was "very disappointed". I have a problem when it's a 16, 17 or 18-year-old having to make a decision on his worldwide future. Apart from all the talk of players switching sides, the Derry native took real umbrage with the fact that Michael O'Neill would bring religion into the conversation.

Sports Browns ship QB Kizer to Green Bay, acquire Taylor from Bills
Author: 0 Browns ship QB Kizer to Green Bay, acquire Taylor from Bills

The Green Bay Packers must have seen the Browns wheeling and dealing on Friday and noticed a buying opportunity. The teams also swapped picks in the fourth and fifth rounds, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . For Green Bay, Kizer can sit back and learn from a future Hall of Famer in that of Aaron Rodgers. The Packers hope to never use Kizer, because that means Rodgers stays healthy, but perhaps they can develop the upside that so many saw before last year's draft.

Sports LeBron James now mulling over four teams in free agency
Author: 0 LeBron James now mulling over four teams in free agency

They're both athletic defenders that are very capable perimeter shooters, who LeBron James loves to play with. LeBron reminded the world just how dominant he is when he went off against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. But this four-team list looks logical for King James and it'll be a huge surprise if he's not wearing at least one of these jerseys next year. The Cavs' front office acquired two solid role players to bolster the rotation and replace young talent with veteran ...

Sports Eagles trade Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley
Author: 0 Eagles trade Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley

Seeing that Smith was scheduled to earn $5 million in 2018 makes it easy to understand why the decision was made by Philadelphia, and the fact that Howie Roseman was able to land a player in return with Worley when the team was already expected to move on from the veteran wideout is awesome.

Sports Mike Evans agrees to five-year, $82.5M deal with Bucs
Author: 0 Mike Evans agrees to five-year, $82.5M deal with Bucs

The five-year, $82.5 million contract extension runs through the 2023 season and is worth a maximum of a little less than $96 million. Previously, the biggest contract given to a receiver was earlier this year when the Houston Texans agreed to a long-term deal with DeAndre Hopkins for five years, $81 million and $49 million guaranteed.

Sports Lanzini confident West Ham will avoid relegation
Author: 0 Lanzini confident West Ham will avoid relegation

But back-to-back 4-1 defeats to Liverpool and relegation rivals Swansea City has dragged the Hammers back into the thick of things in one of the most congested survival battles in recent memory. Last three league games at London Stadium have ended with less than 2.5 goals. West Ham need Collins to step up now more than ever and he has never let them down before.

Sports Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson visiting the Saints
Author: 0 Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson visiting the Saints

That insinuation did not sit well with Wilkerson's mom, Ka'idah, who called into WFAN after Mehta finished his appearance. "Absolutely not", she said. Signing with the Saints , Chiefs or Packers would figure to present him a golden opportunity to change that considering New Orleans and Kansas City were in the playoffs last season and Green Bay made the playoffs eight straight campaigns from 2009 through 2016.

Sports De Gea still waiting for Man United to offer new contract
Author: 0 De Gea still waiting for Man United to offer new contract

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid ever since the stories of his exploits started to gain popularity in Europe. The former Atletico Madrid prospect signed a new contract under Louis van Gaal, following his botched switch to Real Madrid in 2015 that was infamously blamed on a faulty fax machine.

Sports Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova falls to 'rising star' Naomi Osaka of Japan
Author: 0 Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova falls to 'rising star' Naomi Osaka of Japan

On a cool night in Indian Wells , the 20-year-old Osaka put on a powerful hitting display to wrap up the hard-fought first meeting between the pair in 1 hour, 37 minutes. The fight was there, but the game wasn't. A daring backhand passing victor at 4-4 30-30 saw Osaka claim the vital hold for 5-4, which meant that Sharapova once again had to serve at a critical moment.

Sports Michael Porter Jr. Will Play in SEC Tournament After Back Injury
Author: 0 Michael Porter Jr. Will Play in SEC Tournament After Back Injury

That doesn't make the SEC's biggest stage a trivial one for Cuonzo Martin's team by any means, though. A year ago next week, Missouri hired Martin a few hours after he abruptly resigned at California. The Tigers went 20-11 without Porter and now are projected to be a No. 8 seed in The Big Dance, but his return gives them the look of the top 15 team they were projected to be before the season started.

Author: 0 Cleveland Browns trade draft picks for Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry

The Browns are putting together some interesting pieces. This move comes just days after the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Landry - a move many believed meant the wideout was likely going to be traded. The line is also pretty good if tackle Joe Thomas decides to not retire. It's unclear whether Miami would attempt to make up for Landry's absence with a free agent wide receiver, a draftee, or possibly a tight end.

Sports David Bates hoping big performance against Celtic impresses Alex McLeish
Author: 0 David Bates hoping big performance against Celtic impresses Alex McLeish

I think people would acknowledge that. Obviously they're always big matches and exciting to play in. Rangers' increasing confidence stems from scoring 23 goals during a run of six consecutive wins. "I would say it's the game that has generated the most interest across border". Bates said: "After the game, we were buzzing having got to a semi-final and any team we'd have got in the draw we'd have cheered".

Sports Anthony Davis (sprained ankle) day-to-day, doubtful for big game vs. Wizards
Author: 0 Anthony Davis (sprained ankle) day-to-day, doubtful for big game vs. Wizards

Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points to give the Pelicans their 10th consecutive win, with a 114-101 victory in Sacramento. Although X-rays taken on Davis' ankle were negative, coach Alvin Gentry sounded cautious. "If ( New Orleans ) keeps winning at the rate they're winning and he keeps playing at the rate he's playing, who knows what happens", Green said of Davis.

Sports Facebook to air 25 Major League Baseball games in exclusive streaming deal
Author: 0 Facebook to air 25 Major League Baseball games in exclusive streaming deal

All fans, except those in "select worldwide markets", will be able to watch each of the 25 streamed, MLB Network-produced games on the MLB Live Facebook page. All of those will be weekday afternoon games, so traditional TV networks will maintain their hold on primetime and weekend play. Facebook will be involved with an Major League Baseball season that starts March 29 and figures to feature plenty of tight races leading into October.

Sports Warner, Lyon spray Proteas in Durban Test
Author: 0 Warner, Lyon spray Proteas in Durban Test

According to ESPNcricinfo , the incident was reviewed by the match referee Jeff Crowe, who charged Lyon with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket, a level one offence. "The Aussies were pretty fired up at that time pushing for a victory", Smith told cricket.com.au. Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon , Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, ...

Sports Celtics' Jaylen Brown Fell Straight On His Head After Dunk Gone Wrong
Author: 0 Celtics' Jaylen Brown Fell Straight On His Head After Dunk Gone Wrong

Brown's arms immediately clenched after his fall, which is a symptom of a concussion. The crowd at the Target Center went quiet, while Brown laid motionless on the ground. Smart put together a three-point play soon after and, less than a minute later, converted a one-handed dunk in one violent motion off a rebound to give the Celtics a 51-37 advantage that triggered a timeout by an angry Thibodeau.

Sports Tiger Woods twirls his club after 'vintage' approach shot
Author: 0 Tiger Woods twirls his club after 'vintage' approach shot

Shane Lowry was the strongest Irish performer on a day when Tiger Woods showed flashes of his brilliant best in the Valspar Championship . The problem is I'd have to put a little speed into it and I was going to feel it. "This is the hardest of all the tests because the wind was all over the place". "We as a group got fooled a lot today". But his bravado was rewarded as he managed to save his par, and moments later Woods came within a couple of inches of making a hole-in-one in an ...