Top-ranked Kansas and Arizona State will play a home-and-home series starting next season in Lawrence. The Sun Devils will play at Allen Fieldhouse on Dec 10 then the Jayhawks will visit Tempe on Dec 22, 2018. Kansas and Arizona State have met nine times, the last in the second round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks have not played at Arizona State since the 1990 season opener.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Top-seeded Andy Murray earned a place in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Wednesday. When I got the early break, pretty much was almost 30 minutes in and we'd only played four games, Murray said. Murray, who only dropped one point on serve in the second set, will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals.
Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team had yet to publicly confirm the terms. I'm excited to go to Florida now and help those guys make a push, Vanek told NHL Network. Vanek was bought out by Minnesota after last season and signed a $2.6 million, one-year deal with Detroit.
McDermott said the Bills don't intend to place a franchise tag on Gilmore before free agency opens next week. Gilmore completed his fifth season in Buffalo with a team-leading five interceptions and a team-high 12 passes defensed. Gilmore has said he considers himself among the league's top cornerbacks and is seeking a long-term deal to reflect that. I bet a dollar that the first one would be about Adrian Peterson right out of the gate, Spielman joked.
The Philadelphia Flyers may sell before the deadline, but they made a couple of moves for their future by re-signing goaltender Michal Neuvirth and forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Neuvirth now has the pole position to be the Flyers' starter next season after he and Steve Mason were each set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Montreal Canadiens have made another move, acquiring forward Dwight King in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings.
The FIFA official who led inspections of 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidders says he has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his three-year ban for seeking unpaid intern work in Qatar for relatives. Harold Mayne-Nicholls's hearing at CAS is likely to be held within months. It could be the first time that evidence compiled by former FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia during his investigation into the bid contests won by Russia and Qatar is tested outside a FIFA judicial body.
We asked Davis to help take us through his pre-NFL Draft experience, and we'll check back in with him from time to time. I was born and raised in Chattanooga and played sports all of my life. I really started hearing about the possibility of the NFL as a junior, when I was playing at a really high level. That's my whole thing, just show everyone that I can produce because the NFL is a production business.
Kurt Busch spent the days following his first Daytona 500 win celebrating while making the rounds for different TV appearances, including LIVE with Kelly - where he got a little more than he bargained for.
If you think NASCAR drivers are racing around the track for hours alone with their thoughts, you're sorely mistaken. For a pretty penny, fans at the Daytona 500 could eavesdrop in on the radio scanners for specific cars and teams, but FOX Sports is giving fans an in-depth perspective on what exactly is said over the three-hour race and how drivers reacted during the different wrecks.
CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero looks at what the future could hold for Peterson and Cousins. INDIANAPOLIS - Soon-to-be free agent Adrian Peterson raised some eyebrows when he tweeted that The Giants been making some interesting moves two weeks ago. The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they will not exercise the 2017 option on Peterson's contract, which would've been worth $18 million. That means Peterson will hit the open market and become a free agent when the new league year begins on March 9.
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre's long-awaited return will begin with a title fight. St-Pierre will meet Michael Bisping for the middleweight title, UFC President Dana White announced today on ESPN. St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) and Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) will face off Friday at a press conference in Las Vegas, which hosts Saturday's UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. St-Pierre's return to the UFC was confirmed earlier this month by White, ending a contentious behind-the-scenes fight over negotiations on a new contract.
CLOSE Here's a look at the latest NFL players to be placed with the franchise tag. Johnny Manziel hasn't taken an NFL snap since Dec 27, 2015. There could be interest in the former Heisman Trophy winner's talents. Manziel is now drawing real interest from teams, according to the report. A first-round draft pick in 2014, Manziel was reinstated by the NFL last October after being suspended for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
It's absolutely not secure, he said of the sport's self-styled position at the heart of the Olympics. That's a function of course of Britain being more successful but no longer can athletics take its position for granted and certainly not after Rio. There's no question that athletics, as a sense of occasion, has tailed off over the last 20 years or so and it faces some real challenges.
Deshon Taylor scored 26 points, including a perfect 4 of 4 from 3-point range, and Fresno State snapped a 12-game road losing streak to Boise State with a 74-67 win on Tuesday night. Paul Watson and Jaron Hopkins each scored 18 points for Fresno State, which clinched both its 25th 18-win season as well as a first-round bye in the upcoming conference tourney. Paris Austin led Boise State (18-10, 11-6) with 17 points, while Marcus Dickinson added 10.
The Montreal Canadiens have made another move, acquiring forward Dwight King in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings. King provides the Canadiens a dependable checking-line forward. King was selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. Overall, King has 52 goals and 56 assists for 108 points in 348 career games. They sent the Canucks prospect Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick that becomes a first-rounder if they win the Stanley Cup.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has launched a digital media platform that celebrates the passion of Latino baseball. Beginning Wednesday, an online community dubbed La Vida Baseball is accessible to fans. Historian Adrian Burgos Jr says the idea is to create a platform to showcase the passion and spirit that drive the stories of Latinos and baseball, and to provide perspective on what makes baseball an integral part of the Latino experience.
Apparently not all Boeheims are meant for Syracuse, but they are meant for upstate New York. Jimmy Boeheim, the son of the legendary college basketball coach, committed to Cornell on Tuesday night via tweet. It was there at Jimmy Boeheim caught the eye of Cornell coach Brian Earl and his staff. He's a good student, it's a good basketball school, and I really like the coach. He could face off against his father in fall 2017, provided Cornell and Syracuse continue their long-running annual series.
Dancing with the Stars will return for its 24th season with an athlete - gymnast Laurie Hernandez - as the competition's defending champion. Here are our odds on who could do it.
Team Sky did not keep complete medical records for their riders, the head of the UK Anti-Doping agency said on Wednesday. There was a Team Sky policy of doctors keeping records. Team principal Dave Brailsford told the committee in December he had been told by Freeman that the package contained Fluimucil, a legal decongestant. Sapstead said that UKAD could not confirm or disprove that the package contained Fluimucil. Freeman pulled out of his scheduled hearing on Wednesday because he was too unwell to attend.
I can remember telling my mom 'I want to be just like Allyson,' McLaughlin said. I still can't believe that I'm the one that some young girls look up to, but I don't take it lightly. McLaughlin, who committed to Kentucky in November, was Team USA's youngest track and field Olympian since 1972 when she made the team for Rio. I definitely recognize the importance of building my brand with the younger girls looking up to me.