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  • Colombia Come Back from 2 Goals Down to Beat France in 2018 Friendly

    Colombia devastated France in front of a home crowd on Friday as they thundered back from two goals down to win their friendly fixture 3-2 at the Stade de France following late penalty drama in Saint-Denis. 

    Juan Quintero's 85th-minute spot-kick finished a three-goal turnaround for the Colombians, who also netted through Luis Muriel and Radamel Falcao after Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar put the hosts two goals ahead.

    France's 2018 FIFA World Cup preparations will hardly benefit from the loss...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Portugal Past Egypt in International Friendly Comeback

    Egypt appeared on their way to an international friendly win against Portugal on Friday, but Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals in injury time to complete an unlikely comeback.

    Mohamed Salah finished off a nice passing move in the second half, giving his side the lead against the run of play. The match in Zurich appeared destined to end with that score, but Ronaldo had other ideas, guiding home two headers deep in injury time.

    Here's a look at the two teams:

    Ronaldo could have opened the...

  • Jesse Lingard Scores Winner as England Beat the Netherlands 1-0 in Friendly

    Jesse Lingard led England to a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam in a drab international friendly.

    The Manchester United man gave the Three Lions a deserved lead in the second half, and the hosts barely threatened in the World Cup tuneup. 

    Here's a look at the teams:

    While this may have been an international friendly, the England physio was kept busy early. Both Danny Rose and Joe Gomez required treatment after picking up knocks, sucking the pace out of the contest. The latter would...

  • Germany Play Spain to 1-1 2018 Friendly Draw; Thomas Muller Scores Goal

    Germany and Spain played out a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at the Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, on Friday as Rodrigo Moreno's opener was cancelled out by Thomas Muller's fine strike.

    There was little to choose between the two sides, who both demonstrated their quality and strength in depth and showed they will take some beating at this summer's FIFA 2018 World Cup. 

    The two teams shared their lineups on Twitter:

    The first half was a sparkling affair full of free-flowing football as might...

  • Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini Goals Give Argentina Friendly Win vs. Italy

    Argentina bounced back to winning ways on Friday and continued their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 friendly victory over Italy at the Etihad Stadium.

    The South Americans suffered a 4-2 defeat against Nigeria in their last outing, but a pair of late strikes from Ever Banega and Manuel Lanzini sealed their third win in four matches.

    La Albiceleste next travel to Madrid for a meeting with Spain in Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday, the same day Italy are...

  • Mike Wallace Says Carson Wentz Was '99 Percent' of Reason He Joined Eagles

    Nick Foles may have won the Philadelphia Eagles a Vince Lombardi Trophy, but Carson Wentz is still their greatest asset when it comes to recruiting free agents.             

    Speaking to reporters at his introductory press conference Friday, wide receiver Mike Wallace said Wentz was "99 percent" of the reason why he signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Eagles, according to the Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen. 

    Wallace added that he turned down more lucrative offers in order to play...

  • Isaac Haas Out with Elbow Injury vs. Texas Tech in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

    Center Isaac Haas won't be available for Purdue's Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday night. 

    Per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, Purdue head coach Matt Painter announced Haas wouldn't play due to a fractured right elbow. 

    Haas was injured in the second half of Purdue's 74-48 win over Cal State Fullerton in the round of 64 on March 16. The senior hurt his arm after he got tangled up with Cal State's Dominik Heinzl, leading to him falling on his elbow. 

    Per ESPN's Myron Medcalf, the NCAA...

  • Ichiro Suzuki Leaves Game with Possible Injury After Being Hit in Head by Pitch

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was forced to leave a minor league game Friday after he was hit in the head by a pitch. 

    The Seattle Times' Ryan Divish relayed a video of the at-bat: 

    The 44-year-old was helped up and walked off the field under his own power: 

    The Mariners later said he was "doing well" and will be re-evaluated in advance of Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs, according to's Greg Johns. 

    The Mariners signed Ichiro to a one-year, $750,000 contract on...

  • Madison Bumgarner Suffers Hand Injury After Being Hit by Line Drive

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner left the team's spring training game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday after being struck in his pitching hand by a line drive in the third inning, Chris Haft of reported.

    An injury to Bumgarner prior to the start of the season would be a nightmarish but familiar scenario for the Giants.

    This is another setback for the southpaw after he suffered rib and shoulder injuries in a dirt bike accident last April and made just 17 starts....

  • DeMarcus Cousins Offers to Pay for Stephon Clark's Funeral After Police Shooting

    New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers in his grandmother's backyard on Sunday, according to the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones.

    The four-time All-Star also previously offered to cover funeral expenses for Grant Union High School football player Jaulon Clavo after he was shot and killed in Sacramento in November 2015. 

    Cousins, 27, spent the first six-and-a-half seasons of...

  • Report: Miguel Sano Won't Be Suspended by MLB After Sexual Assault Investigation

    Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face a suspension from MLB regarding allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in 2015, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Friday.

    The Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond shared part of MLB's statement about its decision:

    "At the conclusion of the investigation, the Office of the Commissioner found there was insufficient evidence to support a disciplinary determination against Sano, due to conflicting and inconsistent witness accounts and the...

  • Frank Vogel Rumors: Magic Expected to Fire HC After Season

    Frank Vogel's time in Orlando may be nearing an end.

    On Friday, Marc Stein of the New York Times (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman) reported the Orlando Magic are expected to fire their second-year coach following the conclusion of the 2017-18 NBA season.

    "Orlando's ongoing malaise, especially after the promise of an unexpected 8-4 start, make it a widely held assumption in coaching circles that Vogel will be dismissed after the franchise's sixth successive season out of the playoffs,"...