Feb 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Montpellier International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday
Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-1 3-0 (Mahut retired)
Tony Ferguson continues to rack up wins in the UFC, and he keeps getting passed over for title shots. Tony Ferguson may be the most underrated, underappreciated fighter in the UFC. Six of his last eight wins have come by finish, and he’s bested a series of elite opponents, including Edson Barboza and Josh Thomson.
The stage is set! It took 162 regular season games, and an intense postseason, but the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are going to meet in the World Series. Sure, the Indians and Cubs have proved themselves to be baseball’s best teams this season, but both franchises have a long history of losing. The franchise last hoisted the World Series trophy back in 1948.
One Redskins coach, however, decided to go full Nick Novak and pee on the sideline during Washington’s game on Sunday against Detroit. Ben Kotwica, Washington’s special teams coordinator, grabbed a cup, walked away from the action, and went to the bathroom.
Because it’s extremely easy to predict what happens in MLS — yeah, right — PST’s staff has taken it upon themselves to predict the upcoming 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, which kick of Wednesday night. Links to each of our Twitter accounts have been included, because… well, you know why. Knockout round Toronto FC over Philadelphia Union D.C. United over Montreal Impact LA Galaxy over Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders over Sporting Kansas City Conference semifinals New York Red Bulls over D.C. United Toronto FC over New York City FC FC Dallas over LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids Conference finals Toronto FC over New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders over FC Dallas MLS Cup Toronto FC over Seattle
Thomas Hastings, who has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy and congenital scoliosis, knew exactly what he wanted when the wish granters from Make-A-Wish said he could have his biggest dream granted. Thomas, 10, of Windsor, Conn., wanted a baseball field built in his backyard so he could play ball with his friends. When Make-A-Wish found out Thomas is an avid Boston Red Sox fan, they worked with more than 40 vendors in his hometown to build a "Fantasy Fenwway Park" in Thomas's backyard in just 34 days.
To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at 29:20 over 149 shifts. Keep in mind the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs games were actually overtime affairs.
Patriots owner Jonathan Kraft and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones got into a war of words during an owners meeting, according to CBS Sports. The point of disagreement? GIFs. That’s right: GIFs. The two got in an argument over the NFL’s new social media policy, which has become hugely prohibitive for NFL teams. They can no longer post highlights from their games during the game action. Here’s what CBS’ Jason La Canfora wrote about the spat: “Jones made an impassioned defense of the member clubs, claiming the highlights were team-generated content and clubs should be able to do what they want with them on social media. … Jones also expressed his belief that if the league can post the videos then the
NASCAR America is on the air at 5:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, looking back at Talladega and looking toward this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Krista Voda hosts in Stamford, Connecticut. Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett join from Burton’s garage. Among the topics on today’s show: With half of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Round of 8 field coming from one garage, the four drivers of Joe Gibbs Racing have had a successful playoffs so far. Dave Burns heads to their shop to see how they are preparing for this weekend in Martinsville. The Round of 8 is set. We break down each driver’s past success at the next three tracks – Martinsville, Texas, and Phoenix. Who is looking the most likely to
Hillary Clinton was among ecstatic fans celebrating Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945, breaking a decades-long curse. However, the appreciation between Clinton
Damian Lillard is ready to face the NBA’s best again this season. After surprising the NBA prognosticators (ahem) who expected his team to struggle last season by leading the way to 44 wins and the second round of the playoffs, Damian Lillard has a new, even loftier goal. At least one member of the league’s most highly touted squad thinks the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard has the goods to achieve it, too.
Sixteen teams remain in the battle to clinch the Premier League’s first European place of next season’s tournament, and we have some tremendous battles on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday in the EFL Cup (formerly the League Cup). Today we focus on the 24 hours ahead of us, focusing on Tuesday’s five matches and allowing the Manchester Derby, West Ham-Chelsea, and Southampton-Sunderland to percolate a bit. That’s not to say we don’t have a pair of giants dueling on Tuesday. Liverpool is three wins away from a return to the final, where the Reds fell in penalties last season. Standing in their way is Tottenham Hotspur, a deep squad which won’t have to worry much about a quick turnaround from Saturday.
Hear ye, hear ye! Gather ‘round all ye kings, queens and commoners, for a hockey fight comes hither! ‘Tis the Elite Ice Hockey League – perchance you know it better as the professional league of ice hockey for the United Kingdom. Perchance he had waited for this moment to assail Noble, a noted hufty-tufty in the EIHL.
Simon Despres has played only once this season, back on Oct. 13, due to injury. It now appears the Anaheim Ducks don’t see the 25-year-old defenseman returning to their lineup any time soon. On Sunday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Twitter that the Ducks placed Despres, who carries an average annual value of $3.7 million, on long-term injured reserve, providing Anaheim with some flexibility in the salary cap situation. By placing Despres on LTIR, it’s been suggested this could possibly allow the Ducks to sign restricted free agent defenseman Hampus Lindholm. Lindholm, 22, missed training camp, instead deciding to stay in Sweden while he awaits a deal with the Ducks. Six games into Anaheim’s
Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy (48) was injured Saturday vs. Iowa. Jack Cichy, Wisconsin’s leading tackler, suffered a torn pectoral muscle Saturday in the win over Iowa. Tough news today: #Badgers ILB Jack Cichy will miss the rest of the season (torn pectoral).
With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd.
Oklahoma’s defense has not had the best of weeks. The Sooners gave up 59 points on Saturday to Texas Tech and allowed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to set an FBS record for total offense as he did just about whatever he wanted in the passing game. While the team ultimately won the game, giving up that many points and yards has naturally led to some questions about Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator. Head coach Bob Stoops isn’t having any of that however, and it’s not just because the coordinator in question is his brother Mike Stoops. “It’s all of us, too. It isn’t just my brother and I. It’s also coach [Kerry] Cooks, coach [Calvin] Thibodeaux, coach [Tim] Kish, everybody in there,” Stoops said Monday,
Brock Osweiler dropped the ball. Osweiler is shaping up as a huge free-agent mistake for the Houston Texans, and on Monday night he produced a blooper that will serve as a sad summation of his first Texans season. Osweiler’s faux pas came at the start of the fourth quarter.
The 2016 World Series has its first shocker: Kyle Schwarber is back and will start in Game 1, according to Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Schwarber — who tore his ACL and MCL in April — will DH for the Cubs against the Cleveland Indians, a scenario that seemed almost unthinkable just last week when the injured Schwarber was cheering on his teammates from the dugout. Maddon made the announcement on Chicago radio station 670 The Score in the hours before Game 1, before the Cubs lineup was officially announced.
The NBA just can’t shake Metta World Peace as a player. Despite the Lakers’ reported intention of waiving World Peace and making him an assistant coach, they’ll keep him, Thomas Robinson and Nick Young into the regular season. After waiving Yi Jianlian at his request, they’ll also waive Anthony Brown. Lakers release: The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Anthony Brown, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Brown was the No. 34 pick just last year, but he didn’t show much as a rookie and is already 24. There was no need to keep him over more valuable players – like Robinson. But World Peace, who turns 37 next month? He’s washed up and offers no upside. The Lakers don’t
It's been a rare thing in Bryson DeChambeau's recent golf history that he has not been the biggest draw in his own group. It looks like that will be the case, however, at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December when he is joined in the team event by Lexi Thompson. The 21-year-old Thompson is the first female to play in the unofficial PGA Tour event since Annika Sorenstam in 2006. She's the first to play in any type of PGA Tour event since Michelle Wie in 2008. The format for the Franklin Templeton Shootout is a three-round combination of alternate shot, scramble and best ball. It consists of 12 two-golfer teams and will include Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Chappell and Luke Donald.
The United States Grand Prix was, in a word, predictable. Lewis Hamilton took pole position, and later, the checkered flag—his 50th career win. Mercedes-AMG teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the podium in third. It was a race that lived up to all the cynical criticisms of Formula 1 racing in 2016. The cars were quiet and nearly identical-looking; the racing, after the first few laps, consisted of the perennial leaders running away essentially unchallenged by the rest of the pack. These are the patent complaints about F1, the gripes you'll here in every garage, pub, or comment thread where fans of the series congregate. But what, realistically,
NBCSN has a doubleheader tonight and it begins at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Philadelphia Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres. Following that game, the Anaheim Ducks will take on the Sharks in San Jose at 10:00 p.m. ET. To watch the early game online, click here. To watch the late game online, click here. The Flyers will be playing their second game in two nights, as they dropped a 3-1 decision in Montreal last night. Philadelphia had some good scoring opportunities, but they were held to one goal mainly because Canadiens goalie Carey Price put together a strong performance. “We definitely wanted to come in here and get two points and it’s disappointing with the loss,” Steve Mason said, per CSN Philly.
Tim Tebow said his passion for the sport of baseball is making it "so much fun" to play with the New York Mets after transforming from a football star. The former NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and college-football analyst for ESPN re-entered the world of professional sports this year as an outfielder with the New York Mets farm team. Tebow famously hit a homerun in September on the first pitch of his first at bat as a professional player in the instructional league games in Florida.