Cardinals sign CB Marcus Williams to 1-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Marcus Williams to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Williams has appeared in 49 games, 14 as a starter, over four seasons with the New York Jets and Houston Texans. An undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State in 2014, Williams played three-plus years for the Jets. Last season, he played in five games for New York before being released. He was picked up by the Texans and appeared in 10 games for Houston. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound defensive back has 10 interceptions, 20 passes defenced, 107 tackles (92 solo), 2 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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Cleveland Indians share Redditor’s epic reaction to their 16-inning marathon

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins played a 5-hour, 16-inning game in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. It was a game that went scoreless through 13 innings until the Twins eventually won, 2-1. Again, the game was long. So long, in fact, that an entire romantic novel had time to unfold over the course of the game — at least that was how one Reddit user described it. The official Indians Twitter account took notice of the hilarious tale on Reddit and shared a screenshot. An interesting reaction to the game: pic.twitter.com/AisXIBWOly — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 19, 2018 And here is the full text: Game was too long. Halfway through… Read More

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Northampton’s Christian Day to retire and take RPA liaison role

Northampton lock Christian Day will retire from professional rugby at the end of this season. Saints’ announcement also said that Day, 34, will become full-time player liaison officer with the Rugby Players’ Association from July. Following six months of intense continental competition the protagonists have been whittled down to just four teams in both the Champions and Challenge Cups. Yorkshire Carnegie back row Brandon Staples has been banned for four years by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) following an anti-doping violation. 1 Related Day, who joined Northampton 10 years ago, was RPA chairman from 2014 to 2017, and vice-chairman this season. He made more than 200 appearances for Northampton and… Read More

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Predators’ Ryan Hartman suspended one game by NHL

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been suspended for one game by the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Colorado’s Carl Soderberg. Nashville’s Ryan Hartman suspended one game for an illegal check to the head on Colorado’s Carl Soderberg. https://t.co/uMMlHfRDX9 — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2018 More to come… …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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Denied by dopers no more, weightlifter Christine Girard to finally get Olympic gold and bronze medals

EDMONTON — The International Olympic Committee cannot give Christine Girard four years. The best they can do is two medals, and she will happily accept them. Because she has already waited far too long. The now retired Canadian weightlifter earned gold in the 63-kg category at London 2012 and bronze from Beijing 2008. That she was cheated out of those precious baubles and her history-making moments on the podium, not once but twice, by dopers who finished ahead of her is neither novel nor fair. In 2016, the IOC conducted large-scaled re-testing of urine samples from Beijing and London, catching more than 100 cheaters in the process. Two years later,… Read More

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