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Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium
- April 19, 2017

The stadium has earned positive reviews from Braves players. And the home of the Braves! Weaver (0-1, 4.91 ERA) will be opposed by left-hander Jaime Garcia , who has a loss and a no-decision in two starts for the Braves after being acquired in a winter deal with St. (more...)
Paulo Dybala signs new 5-year contract at Juventus
- April 19, 2017

Dybala hit two goals in the first half to give the Italians a comfortable lead heading into next week's quarter-final second leg at the Nou Camp. But I take responsibility for this. Messi had an effort ruled out for offside on the half-hour. According to Mundo Deportivo , Barcelona's flight back from Turin was "like a funeral", while Lionel Messiwas said to be "enraged" with his team's lack of defensive consistency following another disappointing defeat. (more...)
Panthers sign Pro Bowl DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension Panthers sign Pro Bowl DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension
- April 18, 2017

However, as contract site Spotrac points out, Short's first two years are better than nearly any defensive player in football, save for Von Miller and Olivier Vernon. The Panthers really stuck to their guns with this one, locking in their best pass rushing tackle for the next five years. Short, who turned 28 in February, has recorded 17 sacks over the past two seasons. (more...)
Injured soccer player: bus attack 'hardest 15 minutes of my life' Injured soccer player: bus attack 'hardest 15 minutes of my life'
- April 16, 2017

Tuesday's match was rescheduled for 24 hours later and Monaco secured a 3-2 victory over Dortmund, who will next host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. We are outside of the bus, Marc [Barta] gets driven away in an ambulance, and we are informed about the decision. Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed victory at Signal Iduna Park, with Tuchel furious at UEFA's handling of the situation. (more...)
Barca keep pressure on Madrid with thrilling Real Sociedad win Barca keep pressure on Madrid with thrilling Real Sociedad win
- April 16, 2017

With Real Madrid earning a dramatic win at Sporting Gijon earlier in the day by the same scoreline, Barca made sure it finished the weekend just three points behind the league leaders ahead of El Clasico next weekend. That being said, not for the first time of late, Barcelona showed their share of weakness in a far-from-perfect display, although there is comfort to be taken knowing Enrique can rely on his backups to pull through for the team. (more...)
Texans to host draft party for Houstonians Texans to host draft party for Houstonians
- April 15, 2017

Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) was a thorn in the side of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Saturday night. The Texans picked up Clowney's fifth-year option for 2018 on Friday, according to multiple outlets, including the Houston Chronicle . (more...)
Ronny happy to hit 100-goal milestone Ronny happy to hit 100-goal milestone
- April 15, 2017

The first-leg turned after the break as Ronaldo equalised, then Real dominated Bayern with the numerical advantage and peppered the Bayern goal. "We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy", the Real coach said at a press conference. (more...)
Bucks brush past Hornets for 89-79 win Bucks brush past Hornets for 89-79 win
- April 15, 2017

Brogdon is a contender for the NBA Rookie of the Year award after the second-round draft pick out of Virginia averaged 10.3 points and 4.3 assists this season. While Thon Maker is the starter, he rarely plays more than 15 minutes per game, and likely won't in the playoffs either. Antetokounmpo is the first player ever to finish top 20 in all five major statistical categories, and led the Bucks in those same five areas. (more...)
Wake Me Up When Damian Lillard Picks the Trail Blazers to Lose Wake Me Up When Damian Lillard Picks the Trail Blazers to Lose
- April 14, 2017

The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. Portland Trail Blazers Vs. The Warriors were a flawless 4-0 against the Blazers this year, although it should be noted that was before Portland traded for star center Jusef Nurkic. (more...)
San Diego State men's basketball coach Steve Fisher retires San Diego State men's basketball coach Steve Fisher retires
- April 13, 2017

He is a two-time national coach of the year (including 2011 Naismith, NABC and Adolph Rupp honors). "I'm not going to get in the way, but I'm going to be a part of San Diego State". For a long time, an Aztecs game was the toughest ticket in town. "Although I am disappointed, we've appreciated his hard work in our program over the last two seasons". (more...)
Comeback: Brantley's double lifts Indians past White Sox 2-1
- April 13, 2017

What I want to see is how well the young players deal with playing against a far superior team. Troy Tulowitzki went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs but the last-place Blue Jays fell to 1-6, the worst start in franchise history. "But when you hit the ball into the corner on a 3-2 count, with a guy (Lindor) who can run, it's tough", Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. With that being said, the Indians started their season off on the right foot with a sweep of the Texas Rangers. (more...)
Argentina fires coach Edgardo Bauza Argentina fires coach Edgardo Bauza
- April 13, 2017

The 59-year-old has been relieved of his duties, with the Albiceleste precariously sitting fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. The Argentine Football Association have announced the sacking of worldwide team manager Edgardo Bauza. Bauza's replacement faces the no small task of a friendly against Brazil - who have already booked their place at the World Cup - in Melbourne on June 9. (more...)
Wil Myers hits for cycle in Padres win Wil Myers hits for cycle in Padres win
- April 13, 2017

He later came up in the sixth inning, in which he sent the ball over the right field wall for a home run. Myers only needed four at bats to become the second Padre in history to hit for the cycle (teammate Matt Kemp did it in 2015, also against Colorado at Coors Field) and drove in two runs to lift the Padres to 4-4 this season. (more...)
With The 'Bathroom Bill' Repealed, North Carolina Gets Basketball Back
- April 11, 2017

The new legislation, according to the athletics association, " minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment". Over the course of a year, amid a heated presidential and gubernatorial election campaign, pressure mounted on North Carolina officials to repeal or modify HB2. (more...)
Dustin Johnson wins the WGC World Matchplay Dustin Johnson wins the WGC World Matchplay
- April 10, 2017

The Match Play is no longer a 64-player single elimination like the NCAA Tournament. Under the threat of facing a retroactive penalty at the end of his round, Johnson played his last seven holes without fear, capping a four-shot rally to start the day to win going away by three strokes after the USGA assessed a penalty that Johnson no longer cared about. (more...)
Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale
- April 10, 2017

And that's only the start. The 2015 Masters champion vaulted up the leaderboard Saturday, shooting a four-under-par 68 to put him into a tie for fourth place. The mistake was eventually rectified by tournament officials and Garcia, who has 22 top-10 finishes in majors, also bogeyed the 13th before picking up shots on the 15th and 17th in a 71. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool's saviour: I'm really happy for him Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool's saviour: I'm really happy for him
- April 10, 2017

Jurgen Klopp defends his decision to rest Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. However Klopp's risk didn't pay off as the visitors produced a tepid first-half performance and deservedly fell behind just before the interval, albeit in controversial circumstances. (more...)
France defeat Britain to reach Davis Cup semis France defeat Britain to reach Davis Cup semis
- April 10, 2017

Murray and Inglot were beaten 7-6 (9-7) 5-7 7-5 7-5 by Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau on day two in Rouen. Great Britain have played in every edition since its inauguration in 1900 and won it 10 times; France joined in 1904 and have been champions nine times. (more...)
Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal once again, clinches Miami Open title
- April 10, 2017

Federer continued his outstanding start to the year 2017 and beat Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in straight sets to claim the Miami Open title. Speaking after the win, Federer said : " The dream continues ". "I'm not 24 anymore", Federer said. So while Nadal, the greatest clay court player of all-time, is likely to contest Masters Series events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, his great Swiss rival will join up with him again in the French capital. (more...)
Fulmer looking forward to starting home opener for Detroit
- April 10, 2017

Once again, the Tigers bullpen nearly proved to be the team's downfall, as Justin Wilson came on in the seventh inning, and surrendered one run. Betts returned to the team but didn't play. "For me, that was the play of the game", Zimmermann said. Some debris fell into the lower seating area, but nobody appeared hurt. The Tigers blew a 4-0 lead in the top of the eighth, when Pablo Sandoval gave the Red Sox the lead with a three-run homer off Francisco Rodriguez. (more...)
Verstappen passes 9 cars in one lap in masterful China race
- April 10, 2017

On a damp but drying track, the safety auto played its part early on. The Briton eased his Mercedes across the line 6.2 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, with Max Verstappen, who started 16th, finishing a surprise third for Red Bull. (more...)
Ricciardo 'came to life' after in-race change Ricciardo 'came to life' after in-race change
- April 10, 2017

Television helicopters continued to hover above the circuit throughout. Haas racers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean spun at Turn 9 and Renault driver Niko Hulkenberg ended up in the gravel after spinning on Turn 3. Having held off Sebastian Vettel for a little while, a lock-up let the Ferrari through and sparked an earlier second stop for Verstappen. Hamilton crossed the track to the grandstands to wave at his cheering fans before throwing signed merchandise up to them. (more...)
Conte keen on Pirlo reunion at Chelsea Conte keen on Pirlo reunion at Chelsea
- April 10, 2017

However, in a conflicting report in The Times , it is suggested that Pirlo isn't the only man on Conte's radar but that he could instead move to bring in a fellow Italian and former Chelsea hero Carlo Cudicini. Conte now has Chelsea on course to win the Premier League title this season, in what is his first season managing in England. "But I think, also, that this experience is very good for Nathan". (more...)
Tar Heels make best of second chance Tar Heels make best of second chance
- April 10, 2017

We realize that many "ABC" (Anybody But Carolina") fans take about as much joy in the Monday victory as many Carolina fans took in Duke's championship win two years ago: "not much. Karnowski was 1 of 8 from the field for nine points. With North Carolina leading by one with 26 seconds left in the game, Hicks' floater in the paint pushed UNC's lead to 68-65. (more...)
Arsenal overcomes West Ham with inspired second half
- April 10, 2017

West Ham's loss to Arsenal is their fifth in a row in the league, which Slaven Bilic reiterates they must halt immediately. It was Arsenal's first league win since February 11. His confidence is based on the belief that Arsenal have been playing more freely over the past two matches. Defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night left the club within just five points of the relegation zone, making Saturday's clash with relegation rivals Swansea a vital three-point affair. (more...)
Winning EPL will be tough, says Chelsea manager Conte Winning EPL will be tough, says Chelsea manager Conte
- April 09, 2017

Hazard gave Blues fans hope that he will stay at Stamford Bridge when revealing last week that his kids are "very settled" in London, while boss Antonio Conte also suggested that a new deal could be struck. Asked if City are ideal opponents for Chelsea , he replied: "I think it's another game". "A derby (against a big team) will always be an important game". (more...)
Tottenham crush Watford to close in on Chelsea
- April 09, 2017

A flawless day for Spurs took another positive turn when Mauricio Pochettino gave the fit-again Kane 30 minutes of action at the end of the match , and the striker had the chance to mark his return with a goal 10 minutes after his introduction when he latched on to a pass from Trippier and rounded the keeper, only to see his tame finish cleared by the defence. (more...)
Pep Guardiola vows to learn from testing first season and promises improvement Pep Guardiola vows to learn from testing first season and promises improvement
- April 09, 2017

But I try. I push sometimes with words, sometimes with my hands. "This season has been a massive lesson for me". "I know he was never nominated for the best three players of the year here in England". Luiz got payback last night though, ending Aguero's faint title hopes and also winning their head-to-head battle. Kompany has been available for selection for the last month and Guardiola said after the loss in west London: "When Vinny is fit, he is a top central defender". (more...)
Cubs' Baez collides with Heyward year after Schwarber injury Cubs' Baez collides with Heyward year after Schwarber injury
- April 09, 2017

Jimmy Nelson went 6 innings, giving up just 1 earned run on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts. Baez gave up a thumbs up and was able to walk off after the play, but the Cubs understandably removed him from the game. Reds 2, Cardinals 0: Amir Garrett pitched two-hit ball for six innings to win his major league debut, a sharp start for the former St. John's basketball player as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. (more...)
Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return
- April 09, 2017

He credited the training staff, coaching staff and his teammates for keeping him sane. The Warriors forward said there were some days that he wanted to go over the deep end. Stephen Curry (knee) is doubtful, so Durant will be safe to deploy on Saturday in his first game since February 28. KD remained optimistic his knee would respond and return to full strength. (more...)
Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd
- April 09, 2017

Westbrook accomplished his triple-double average while playing almost 10 fewer minutes and around 25 fewer possessions per game than Robertson. Only Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson had averaged a triple-double before. "It was insane", said Tyler Ulis . The Thunder wrap up their regular season at home against the Nuggets next Wednesday. Westbrook already has his 10-10 clinched for APG and RPG before he even steps on to the court. (more...)
Chelsea are 'nearly there' after 'big win' - Hazard Chelsea are 'nearly there' after 'big win' - Hazard
- April 08, 2017

Jurgen Klopp needs his Liverpool side to be more like Premier League leaders Chelsea. I think this is the best way for us (to think). Also he's growing in his mentality. But it's not enough. "It's a massive incentive to get out of the bottom three, Boro was a six-pointer", he said . We got zero. Football is results. (more...)
Rainout gives Piscotty, Cards a breather vs. Cubs Rainout gives Piscotty, Cards a breather vs. Cubs
- April 06, 2017

Piscotty left the game after scoring the team's only run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. "I think it stunned me", Piscotty said. "It's the first game, a ton of people here". A year ago in Anaheim, he was 0 for 3, but he did walk twice in addition to striking out twice. (more...)
Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Live Streaming, Starting Lineup & Livescore Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Live Streaming, Starting Lineup & Livescore
- April 06, 2017

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) takes a 3-point shot over Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Oakland. "To go black and white and say I'm not having as good a season as I was having a year ago based on just five points a game or shooting percentage or whatnot... (more...)
Roger Federer Cites Knee Surgery as Reason Behind Clay Decision
- April 05, 2017

Squinting into the sun at the start today, Federer could not find his first serve facing two break points in the opening game. Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova were stunned by unseeded giantkillers Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan from China in the women's doubles summit clash of the Miami Open here. (more...)
Eagles get defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from Ravens Eagles get defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from Ravens
- April 05, 2017

Baltimore gets the 77th overall pick while Philadelphia moves down to No. 99. After having sacks in each of the first three games and five over his first nine, Jernigan didn't have a sack over the last seven games. Logan had just 5.5 sacks in his career, which began a year before Jernigan's did. He is expected to start for the Eagles alongside Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. (more...)
Leicester win again to pile more pressure on David Moyes Leicester win again to pile more pressure on David Moyes
- April 05, 2017

Albrighton got his second assist of the game on 78 minutes when he played in Vardy, who finished with power on his left foot to leave Jordan Pickford with no chance in the Sunderland goal for his tenth league goal of the season. Seven minutes after coming on, Albrighton's left-wing cross was headed home by Algeria striker Slimani. No ideas, no inspiration, and with survival now eight points distant, no hope. (more...)
Adam Scott prepared for US Masters at Augusta Adam Scott prepared for US Masters at Augusta
- April 05, 2017

And it's one that didn't work the last time he played in competition. Day would stand behind the ball, close his eyes and - nothing. "I'm pleased with my preparation and hopefully I can be really firing when the opening round comes". Dening remains in OH, where her son lives and where her surgery was performed. Johnson, who has won his last three starts, will tee off in the final group at 2:03 p.m. (more...)
Diego Costa peps up Chelsea ahead of Man City clash
- April 05, 2017

Conte has also had Hoffenheim's Germany Under-21 worldwide Jeremy Toljan watched in recent weeks. Kane's return - earlier than expected - will give the team a huge boost and nearly guarantees goals, which should mean a stronger push at overhauling Chelsea's lead in the league. (more...)
NCAA: NC back in running to host events after law change NCAA: NC back in running to host events after law change
- April 05, 2017

They point out that state law makes it a second degree trespassing offense to enter an opposite sex restroom. PayPal canceled plans for a facility that could have brought 400 jobs to the state. Perkins hosts Washington Watch , a radio show for FRC heard nationwide on more than two hundred stations, and the disgraced ex-governor was his guest. (more...)