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Formula 1 cars to use "halo" protection device from next year onward

The FIA said in a statement that it had tested a large number devices over the past five years and it had "become clear that the halo presents the best overall safety performance". A string of similar crashes and near-misses exposed the need for F1 to consider some kind of cockpit protection years ago. The "halo" tested on a Ferrari previous year.

Brock Lesnar back in USADA testing pool as UFC return rumors swirl

No opponent has been specified with the rumor. As of right now, this is just a rumor. Most of the sources aren't very reliable at this point. If we're being honest, there's plenty of things going against this. He ultimately wound up re-signing with the wrestling promotion for three more years. Brock Lesnar is an absolute physical monster. "Furthermore, if an athlete retires during his or her period of ineligibility, the athlete's sanction will be tolled until such time the athlete ...

Goodbye 'Panda.' Boston Red Sox release Pablo Sandoval

Before his release, Giants general manger Bobby Evans was asked about the teams interest in Sandoval and said, "It's possible, we'll just have to see what the Red Sox do and see how this plays out". Due to league rules, Evans can't comment too much on Sandoval's situation, but did make it clear he's open to Sandoval's return, especially if he proves himself in the minors first.

Yankees can't recover from Twins' 6-run inning in loss

Rookie lefthander Jordan Montgomery's recent slump continued as he allowed six runs, all in the second inning, and seven hits over six innings. The Twins' pennant chances were helped a little bit this week as the White Sox traded Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees and the Tigers traded J.D.

Jason Garrett still believes in RB Ezekiel Ellott, to meet Friday

Elliott has not been named as a suspect in the aggravated assault investigation by Dallas police, but the incident comes amid an ongoing National Football League investigation into whether he violated its personal conduct policy. Patrick's Day Parade (consensually, apparently). Elliott is fighting a speeding ticket from the spring after he was clocked going 100 miles per hour on the 70 mph Dallas North Tollway.

Here's definitive proof Conor McGregor 'won' his press tour with Floyd Mayweather

At the first presser in Los Angeles, McGregor faced backlash after telling Mayweather to " Dance for me, boy ." while the 49-0 fighter was shadow boxing in front of him. If they want it to set a record for pay-per-view buys and truly make this the biggest fight of all time, a portion of the fan base has to believe that McGregor can win.

Russian Federation and China launch massive 'mock invasion' near Europe's border THIS WEEK

Earlier reports said that the Changsha destroyer would be among them. The Chinese vessels then sailed across the North Sea, where they were closely watched by Dutch vessels. "A large submarine and a nuclear cruiser, which is a nuclear-powered warship", Rasmussen told DR. This year's drills revolve around "joint rescue efforts and protecting cargo vessels", according to Chinese military officials.

Dikembe Mutombo Attempting to Buy Rockets

The Houston Rockets owner has chose to put the team up for sale , which came as a surprise not only to the league, but to others in the Rockets' front office. "It's like someone who's already sitting on the runway trying to take off", Mutombo added. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander , who purchased the team in 1993 for $85 million, confirmed this week that the team was for sale.

Packers receiver Allison hit with 1-game suspension

Allison is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games . The punishment will cost Allison 1/17th of his $540,000 salary, or $31,764.71. After flashing in training camp a year ago, Allison originally earned himself a spot on the team's practice squad before being activated in October to replace Jared Abbrederis.

Coroner: Former NFL player James Hardy killed himself

Hardy's cause of death has not yet been determined. The Allen County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that the 31-year-old Hardy died of "asphyxia due to drowning". IN said Thursday in a tweet that it was saddened to learn about Hardy's death. Payton called Hardy an "inspiration to me and many others."? He finished his career with 10 catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams may need season-ending surgery

If he does miss his rookie year, that will put more pressure on third-year receiver Tyrell Williams to again produce after catching 69 passes for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns last season. The Chargers picked Williams with the seventh overall pick, and he showed up in Los Angeles with a bad back. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported surgery was considered three to four weeks ago but isn't on the table now, adding Williams is "improving".

21 hurt as local train hits Sealdah terminal wall in Kolkata

The official said two local trains were cancelled after the incident. Soon after the accident, medical van along with railway doctors and para medical staff reached the spot. The derailed compartment was re-railed at 12.15 pm. How it happened, how the train touched the buffer is being looked into. "There was no injury or casualty to any passenger as reported immediately after the incident but subsequently it is informed that three persons sustained to minor injuries", Mahapatra added.

Cubs' Kris Bryant leaves game with apparent finger injury

The Cubs didn't have an immediate update on Bryant's condition. Braves' catcher Tyler Flowers gunned down Bryant, who slid into third base head first and appeared to catch a finger on third baseman Johan Camargo's foot as he tagged out Bryant.

Bottas Contract Extension Is 'Almost a No-Brainer,' Mercedes F1 Boss Says

I think it's about moving forward, about what happens in 19 and 20, the risk and opportunities. Though a number of driver contracts come to an end this year, even more end in 2018, not least Lewis Hamilton's current deal. "Like I said before the main target is for me to have a long relationship with the team, that is what I want". Asked by RACER if he has a point in mind where he would approach the team to try and get a steer on his future, Bottas insists such a scenario is still a long ...

Wilkinson leads Aussie J-Bay surf assault

Almost two years since Australian Mick Fanning was attacked, competition was stopped for a shark once more. Julian Wilson of Coolum was plucked from the water at J-Bay after a shark sighting - at the same break where he paddled to Mick Fanning's aid when he was attacked by a shark two years ago.

Eranga action cleared for return

Eranga's action was found to be illegal on June 6, 2016 after it was reported following the second Test against England in May a year ago. To assist the umpires in this respect, they have been provided with images and video footage of the bowler¿s legal bowling action.

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler Jr. arrested in St. Petersburg

Auman said the charges stem from an altercation Fowler allegedly had with a man who was walking through a St. Petersburg apartment complex. Fowler got out of his auto, exchanged words with the man, hit the man, knocked off the man's glasses and stepped on them.

Lonzo Ball to miss NBA Summer League title game

Until this year, no rookie had posted more than one with 10 assists and no rookie had completed more than one triple double. "If he's getting triple-doubles in the summer league, he is going to get triple-doubles in the regular season", Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, told reporters Tuesday.

Dodgers trying to sell naming rights to field at Dodger Stadium

One suspects that Yankee Stadium will always be Yankee Stadium and that Fenway Park and Wrigley Field , though originally commercially-based appellations, will retain their traditional names. Kasten said he is not concerned about the risk of sullying the name of an iconic stadium. "We're not anxious about any discussions that we're having now being a problem".

Celtic FC to face competition for Patrick Roberts

Celtic have already recruited Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes this summer, but continue to be linked with others in his position, which suggests Brendan Rodgers' side are seeking Roberts contingencies - with Brighton's Jamie Murphy being the latest [Sky Sports ].

Alvaro Morata Reportedly 'Close' to Chelsea Transfer from Real Madrid

Less than a week after their signing of former Tottenham Hotspur right back Kyle Walker became official, Manchester City is reportedly close to adding another option at the position. The duo have been desperate for more game time, with Morata behind Real's famed BBC attack in the pecking order and Dani Carvajal preferred to Danilo .

Victim says OJ Simpson has served enough prison time

By all accounts, Simpson has been a model prisoner at Lovelock Correctional Center, and McCann and Wetheim figure he'll comfortably receive a low-risk score from the parole board. Simpson needs a majority vote of four of the six commissioners to be granted parole . The house, meanwhile, underwent extensive renovations in 2015, one year after Simpson lost it in foreclosure while he served his current 33-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping.

Newcastle sign England under-21 global Jacob Murphy

The 34-year-old is available this summer as the Newcastle United boss revamps his forward line for the Premier League. "I can't wait to get started", Murphy told the club's website. You can't have players that think this is easy because they are the only one in that position. The Magpies have made four signings since their return to the Premier League after winning the Championship.

TDF rider posts horror pic of legs

Burned by the scorching sun and with veins bulging, Poljański's photo lays bare the daily rigors endured by these fiercest of competitors. "After sixteen stages I think my legs look little exhausted", the cyclist posted on Instagram , alongside a photo of his veiny, sunburnt limbs.

Indian players to watch out for against Australia

India , on the other hand, lost two. Meg Lanning's Australia finished second in the group stages, behind England on net run rate, having won six of their seven matches, with their only defeat coming against Heather Knight's side in Bristol, when they suffered a three-run reverse in a last-over thriller.

L'avenir de la CAN au menu du symposium de Rabat — CAF

Ce changement radical, voulu par la nouvelle direction de la Confédération africaine de football, s'explique par le nombre croissant de joueurs africains faisant l'impasse sur la CAN, actuellement jouée entre janvier et février. Selon les conclusions des météorologues, sauf en Afrique centrale, la pluie n'est pas un frein à l'organisation d'une CAN "estivale". Il ferait trop chaud en Afrique du nord, trop humide en Afrique centrale et trop froid dans le sud de l'Afrique.

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Holdings Increased by Aperio Group, LLC

The stock appeared $59.99 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.44% for the last five trades. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ) gained 0.16% with the closing price of $54.80. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Buy" on Thursday, January 7. Wells Fargo & now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $56.06.

An 'awful long time' of misery ahead on Southern Rail, warn unions

Southern Rail workers have announced another strike in the dispute over staffing and driver-only trains as commuters were warned disruption could last "an very bad long time". "If you do not, my town will continue to suffer, the South East will continue to suffer and the dispute could be going on for another 12 months". "Now is the time for no more posturing and no more of the government trying to divide and rule", he said.

Fraizer Campbell heading back to Hull City

This was a loan spell when he was contracted to Manchester United and he showed at the KCom Stadium while he was so highly regarded as a youngster. He scored once in 13 appearances for Palace last season before leaving when his contract expired on 30 June.

West Ham agree £24M fee for 28-year-old Stoke City star

The Sun report Arnautovic will agree personal terms with the east London club following the completion of his medical. Standard Sport understands West Ham are willing to trigger the £13m escape clause for the 29-year-old Mexico global while the player is enthusiastic about the move.

England's Ballance ruled out of third test with fractured finger

He fractured his left index finger during the second Test at Trent Bridge. With England left with a daunting task of chasing 474 runs to win the ongoing Trent Bridge Test against South Africa, all-rounder Moeen Ali feels Alastair Cook could save the match provided he stays long and provide a solid foundation for the rest of the batters.

Doc Rivers: 'We'll Have Ball Movement' with Chris Paul Gone

But according to Doc, this isn't something the new team is struggling with, even this early on in the offseason. The Chris Paul era of L.A. Clippers basketball is over, and so begins the a new chapter in the franchise's history. Redick left in free agency, the Clippers are left with just Williams and Gallinari as pure, spot-up shooters from the perimeter. The Clippers also had the fourth-best offensive rating (110.3) in the league, so Paul's presence hardly hindered Los Angeles' scoring ...

Liverpool Line-Ups: Lallana, Firmino, Salah and Sturridge start against Crystal Palace

They have started their preparations by signing exciting Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah , who joins for £37 million from Roma. With the victor taking on either Leicester City or West Brom in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy, it will be a game that both sides will want to triumph in.

Chelsea make offer to sign 26-year-old from Real Madrid

But the Blues boss knows he needs further reinforcements if Chelsea are to be a force in the Premier League and Champions League this coming season and they've been strongly linked with a number of players in recent weeks. However, despite Paddy Power's narrow 7/4 (2 .75) price on that move taking place this summer, it is hard to see Manchester City selling such a valuable asset to a rival.

Wimbledon: Champion supreme Federer vows to return and defend his crown

In the showpiece men's game on Sunday, Federer's opponent, Croatian Marin Cilic slumped to a 6-3 6-1 6-4 loss, twice receiving attention from medical staff and afterwards saying he had been hampered by a blister. Emotions ran high on Centre Court as Federer reflected on an injury-hit year and, after collecting the trophy to rapturous applause, the tearful Swiss reiterated his ambition to play at SW19 again.