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Warriors are big favorites in Las Vegas to capture title
- April 14, 2017

But even if he wasn't available, the 2016 runners-up and 2015 champs are still title favorites. Lee said, "We are going to kick off this year's playoff run with pride and remind everyone that San Francisco is Warriors' territory". They should be doubly on task after letting the Cleveland Cavaliers swipe their title away last spring. No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. (more...)
Female kicker making college football scholarship history Female kicker making college football scholarship history
- April 14, 2017

I thought I was signing a piece of paper to play what I love". While there have been about a dozen documented women who have played college football, but none of those who played for NCAA-affiliated programs were on scholarship. - Ashley Martin: The first woman to score at the Division I level, Martin kicked three extra points for FCS Jacksonville State against Cumberland on August 30, 2001. (more...)
Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Klopp Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Klopp
- April 14, 2017

Jonathan Pearce: "Liverpool can ill afford any slip-ups in the chase for a Champions League slot but West Brom can cause them real problems". "It's going to be a really tough game because they have a lot to play for". Ndidi is nearly certainly off the agenda for West Brom, given he's only just joined Leicester City and is doing well. With six games to go, Albion are in eighth in the Premier League after a fairly impressive campaign but Pulis wants his team to finish as high up the table ... (more...)
Brad Marchand ugly hit on Jake Dotchin overshadows Bruins surging into playoffs Brad Marchand ugly hit on Jake Dotchin overshadows Bruins surging into playoffs
- April 13, 2017

Marchand, who is considered a repeat offender, has been suspended four times in his National Hockey League career. Moving to the hardwood, history was made in Oklahoma City last night as Russell Westbrook recorded his 41st career triple double, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in a 110-79 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks. (more...)
Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
- April 13, 2017

James Hinchcliffe is Canadian, but his victory Sunday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach felt like a homecoming. The Andretti Autosport racer had been very competitive throughout the 85-lap race, leading 28 laps altogether before losing that advantage to Hinchcliffe during their final round of pit-stops. (more...)
Pomeranz, Pedroia propel Red Sox past Orioles Pomeranz, Pedroia propel Red Sox past Orioles
- April 13, 2017

It was the kind of performance that was unexpected from the lefty, but a performance the Red Sox could learn to get accustomed to as the season progresses. "We know there are guys who still have to work to get their timing, Hanley and Bogey particularly with the four games they each missed", manager John Farrell said. (more...)
US says "credible reports" Russia tried to interfere with Montenegro elections
- April 13, 2017

Mr. Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg, joint newser late afternoon. "I complained about that a long time ago", Trump said, "and they made a change and now they do fight terrorism". Vice President Mike Pence met with Stoltenberg shortly after, reassuring the alliance that the US would meet its treaty obligations if necessary. "The United States will work to further strengthen our already strong relationship with Montenegro and looks forward to formally welcoming the ... (more...)
Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters
- April 12, 2017

But Garcia scrambled for a tournament-saving par and then made birdie at 14 and eagle at the par-five 15th after almost holing out from the fairway to set up an epic finish. Yet, he wobbled entering the back nine while going toe-to-toe with Rose suffering a bogey at the 10th and then again at the 11th. Garcia birdied the 14th to get within one. (more...)
A's to face KC in emotional home opener for Royals A's to face KC in emotional home opener for Royals
- April 12, 2017

An emotional moment came when Alex Gordon and Danny Duffy led a group of Royals onto the field carrying a banner with the words "ACE 30" honoring the late Yordano Ventura . A saxophonist played "Amazing Grace" during a video board display of Ventura on and off the field. "It's still heartbreaking to a lot of guys in there". (more...)
NCAA lifts North Carolina ban 'reluctantly' after state repeals so-called bathroom bill
- April 11, 2017

HB2, more colloquially known as the " Bathroom Bill ", gained notoriety a year ago for stripping away anti-discrimination protections from the LGBTQ community. In total, North Carolina submitted 133 bids for hosting NCAA championship events beginning academic year 2018-19 through academic year 2021-22. Last week, lawmakers replaced it with a compromise that removed the bathroom provision, but still limited the ability of local governments to pass their own LGBT protections. (more...)
Novak Djokovic says elbow has healed, looking to return to competition Novak Djokovic says elbow has healed, looking to return to competition
- April 10, 2017

Troicki, who swept Carreno Busta in yesterday's second singles match, was the Davis Cup hero the last time Serbia played France. Belgium, the runners-up to Great Britain in the 2015 final, made sure of their semi-final place when national number one David Goffin eased past Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in Charleroi for a 3-1 lead. (more...)
Bryant, Cubs break out in 11-6 win over Brewers Bryant, Cubs break out in 11-6 win over Brewers
- April 10, 2017

Every starting position player had at least one hit after Willson Contreras punctuated a four-run rally in the eighth with a two-run double. Schwarber had surgery and sat out until the World Series, in which he returned and hit.412 to help the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games. (more...)
Pochettino: Tottenham Can Win Their Remaining EPL Matches Pochettino: Tottenham Can Win Their Remaining EPL Matches
- April 09, 2017

I have heard both Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola saying that finishing in the top four of the Premier League is like winning a trophy elsewhere. "Definitely, yes. He said: 'Chelsea are looking very strong. Tottenham remain in contention to win the Premier League and FA Cup and are now seven points behind Chelsea , who they face in the cup semifinal. (more...)
Phil Neville: Manchester United need more ruthless streak to challenge for title Phil Neville: Manchester United need more ruthless streak to challenge for title
- April 09, 2017

Jesse Lingard has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new long-term deal at Old Trafford. He said: "We still believe that we can be in the top four, and that we can be in the title race as much as we can". The official club captain at Arsenal is defender Per Mertesacker who has spent most of this season on the sidelines since replacing Mikel Arteta. (more...)
Coutinho and Firmino seal points for Liverpool at Stoke Coutinho and Firmino seal points for Liverpool at Stoke
- April 09, 2017

The 2016/17 Premier League season has been a good one for Liverpool's academy graduates, with Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Erjaria making their Premier League debuts. League rules strictly prohibit the offer of any inducements to encourage a move. The Reds have signed Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe - whom they have since sold for a combined £65 million - and highly-rated prospects Ovie Ejaria , Sheyi Ojo and Rhian Brewster from other English clubs in the past ... (more...)
Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby
- April 09, 2017

But, a win against Diego Simeone's men would not only help in maintaining their lead atop the La Liga table but also give them a burst of confidence heading into the final stretch. Real's play has been littered with lapses of concentration in defence and they have often had to rely on late escape acts to see them through hard games. (more...)
Harry Arter just took one of the worst penalties of all time Harry Arter just took one of the worst penalties of all time
- April 08, 2017

JACK WILSHERE is in for an "interesting" decision this summer, as the tug-of-war between Arsenal and Bournemouth is all set to begin. And Jack may well see his future elsewhere. Southampton manager Claude Puel: "We now have many players available for the team with good spirit". Howe has yet to rule out looking to make Wilshere's transfer permanent and will keep a close eye on developments. (more...)
Masters champion Willett likely to miss cut
- April 08, 2017

Suddenly the Masters leader, Willett poked into the bathroom to compose himself and escape from the world for a moment. The Yorkshire man became the first British victor of the Masters in 20 years despite Spieth leading by five shots on the 10th. (more...)
Conte sets Chelsea 18-point title target Conte sets Chelsea 18-point title target
- April 08, 2017

That defeat brought the Hammers back into the relegation equation which got a bit more complicated after Hull City's 4-2 win over Middlesbrough. "I was in the changing room to speak with my players", he said . Courtois saved from Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne and it was truly end-to-end, as City's 2-2 draw at Arsenal had been on Sunday, more of a basketball game. (more...)
Moses missed against Palace - Conte Moses missed against Palace - Conte
- April 07, 2017

Meanwhile, Manchester City remain without the same three faces from the weekend with long-term injuries. "On a different day maybe we would have won the game". The league is so strong. "We dominated the game". Up until now, Chelsea have looked pretty unstoppable in the race to the 2016/17 Premier League crown. (more...)