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The Lions are giving Greg Robinson the chance to be more than a ‘draft bust’

The Detroit Lions were a surprise playoff team in 2016. Now, they’re looking to build on that season, and one of the driving forces behind that is general manager Bob Quinn. After spending years in New England, he knew that protecting the No. 1 asset of the team, Matthew Stafford, was the top priority.

In his first draft as the team’s general manager, Quinn, with the 16th overall pick, selected Detroit’s future left tackle, Taylor Decker from Ohio State. Later in the third round, he selected a big physical C/G Graham Glasgow, and after that, another offensive lineman, Joe Dahl…………..Read More

Holly Holm wins first fight since defeating Ronda Rousey with head-kick KO

It’s not often that a fighter on a three-fight, 18-month losing streak is a 5-to-1 favorite, but Holly Holm proved Saturday in Singapore during her fight with Bethe Correia that the oddsmakers knew what they were doing.

Holm won her first bout since her memorable Nov. 14, 2015, knockout of then-unbeaten Ronda Rousey by catching Correia with a brutal kick to the head Saturday at 1:09 of the third round in Singapore………….Read More

Finally Official: Spalletti appointed Inter Head Coach

On Sunday afternoon we wrote an article about how Luciano Spalletti had agreed a deal to become Inter’s new Head Coach for the 2017-18 season, following a meeting he had attended in Firenze with Piero Ausilio and Giovanni Gardini. At the end of it I confidently stated that “Inter will officially announce Spalletti on Monday – or, at the latest, Tuesday”, which would have enabled the former AS Roma coach to be presented to the Italian media by the end of the week. In hindsight that was a wildly optimistic assertion; everything seems to be taking a lot more time than it should at Inter right now. But finally, finally, the news we’ve all known about for a week has become official…………….Read More

Golf – Brilliant Ariya on top of world with Manulife Classic win

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn drained a 25-foot birdie putt to win the Manulife LPGA Classic in a three-way playoff, guaranteeing her ascent to the world number one ranking. Her dramatic win at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario came after Lexi Thompson stumbled with four bogeys on the back nine which saw a four-shot lead evaporate. On the first playoff hole, Thompson looked to have recovered her composure when she crushed a long tee shot 50 yards further than Ariya and South Korea’s Chun In-Gee………….Read More