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Sport Pochettino hails Tottenham team ethic after ´crazy´ win at Swansea
Author: 0 Pochettino hails Tottenham team ethic after ´crazy´ win at Swansea

April 6, 2017- Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his side need six victories from the last eight games to win the Premier League. Spurs, trailing 1-0 to Swansea in a midweek round of games that could have a big impact on the final Premier League table, produced a sensational finish at the Liberty Stadium to score three goals from the 88th minute onwards to win 3-1.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Ties Oscar Robertson For Most Triple-Doubles In A Season

A missed third-quarter shot bounced off the rim, then the backboard and into Westbrook's hands. Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 28 points and 11 rebounds . "I was in shock, honestly man, just kinda sitting there kinda embracing the moment", Westbrook said. "I didn't realise they were stopping it for me until the ref was throwing the ball".

Author: 0 Arsenal win against West Ham, victories for Chelsea and Tottenham

Adrian may not have many more opportunities to impress Bilic though, as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season. He has really been focused in training in last few weeks. We have players back from injuries, we had quite a strong bench tonight. The Germany global recorded his tenth goal of the season and ninth assist. Wenger called for Ozil to receive credit for his performance.

Sport Lonzo Ball filed draft paperwork, hired an agent
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball filed draft paperwork, hired an agent

Lonzo also could've done more to keep UCLA in the game as he finished with just 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, but Fox did a great job disrupting the flow of the Bruins' offense. "Then once they get to the Elite Eight, they're right there". There is still a lot of time until the 2017 NBA Draft that will be held in June this summer, but the hype on Lonzo Ball is only going to increase.

Author: 0 Federer's focus on grass after sweeping past Nadal

Since returning from his six month injury lay-off, the 35-year-old Federer has also won the Australian Open and Indian Wells and he heads into a self-imposed break before the French Open as, once again, the dominant presence on the ATP Tour.

Sport Augusta stunner: DJ withdraws from Masters with back injury
Author: 0 Augusta stunner: DJ withdraws from Masters with back injury

The world number one fell on the stairs at his rental home on Wednesday and was consequently a doubt throughout Thursday, with conflicting reports emerging on the state of his fitness. "If it had happened on Monday I don't think we'd have any issues". Earlier, former Masters champions Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player struck the ceremonial opening tee shots to get the 81st edition of the year's first major off to a sombre start as they honoured Arnold Palmer, who died in September at the age of ...

Author: 0 Colon sharp at old home, Kemp leads Braves over Mets in 12th

Looking into Wednesday, the Mets look strong and they should be able to beat the Braves. Rafael Montero surrendered a two-run double to Matt Kemp in the top of the 12th inning, sending the Mets to a 3-1 loss to the Braves in front of an announced crowd of 28,113.

Author: 0 Lexi Thompson Loses LPGA Tournament After TV Viewer Calls Penalty

TV pictures showed that before Thompson picked it up, her ball completely covered the marker, but when she replaced it, the marker could be seen from the same angle. Thompson was alerted to the violation and punishment by a rules official on her way to the 13th tee at the ANA Inspiration. I don't know why we're the exception, why you get to do that.

Sport After uneasy warmup, DJ withdraws from Masters
Author: 0 After uneasy warmup, DJ withdraws from Masters

American William McGirt, who won the Memorial Tournament previous year to secure his Masters debut, became the first player to break 70 with four birdies and a solitary bogey in a superb 69. I like the golf course, specifically I like the elevation changes, the sidehill lies, the pull to Rae's Creek, the way it affects putts. He's only 23 years and has a lifetime of Masters Tournaments to play in before he leaves the PGA Tour.

Sport Kentucky exposes UCLA as pretender with Sweet 16 romp
Author: 0 Kentucky exposes UCLA as pretender with Sweet 16 romp

The third-seeded Bruins (31-5) still have the most national titles. Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks with an official in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game against UCLA , Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.

Sport Rory McIlroy: I'm a complete p****k the week before US Masters
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy: I'm a complete p****k the week before US Masters

What makes him a threat at Augusta , besides the fact that he has the length to compete with the 20somethings, is familiarity with Augusta National. It was duly noted Tuesday that Mickelson is the same age Jack Nicklaus was when he won his last green jacket in 1986, and Mickelson isn't about to give up before that first butterfly-filled drive off No.

Sport Johnson arrives at Augusta, tests out his back
Author: 0 Johnson arrives at Augusta, tests out his back

Johnson began hitting several easy iron shots on the range for about 10 minutes an hour or so before his scheduled 2:03 p.m. ET tee time on Thursday before retreating to the therapy area for more treatment. "I don't know how to spell oscillating, but I heard people say that", Henley said with a smile. The reigning U.S. Open champion won the last three events he started and finished among the top six in six of his last seven tournaments.

Sport SC tops Mississippi State for first national title
Author: 0 SC tops Mississippi State for first national title

Once aboard, Wilson went to work, and is now the star for SC. That scenario also comes with unmistakable pressure. The South Carolina Gamecocks pose for photos with the NCAA trophy after their win over the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four at American Airlines Center on April 2, 2017 in Dallas, Texas .

Author: 0 UN Security Council strongly condemns N.Korea missile test

China is now generating about 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, compared to about 13 percent in the U.S. While Trump enters first U.S. South Korea is protected under an American security umbrella and is home to thousands of U.S. troops. Some analysts argue that President Trump has squandered American soft power and prestige through his support for the use of torture, for example, and his criticism of journalists as purveyors of "fake news".

Sport North Korea fires ballistic missile, US State Department says
Author: 0 North Korea fires ballistic missile, US State Department says

The US military's Pacific Command said initial assessments suggest the KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile was sacked from a land-based facility rather than a submarine. "When I asked him if North Korea will send athletes to Pyeongchang, he said they will be here", Choi said according to news agency Yonhap. While submarines are a stealthy way to do that, North Korea doesn't have enough of them.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics Game Recap: Beatdown in Beantown

Just business as usual for the NBA's most functional dysfunctional group. A one-point first-quarter lead swelled to 16 at the half, and from there it was academic. "Cavs show superiority" is another tidy storyline, but, really, was there any doubt? Ultimately, Wednesday's blowout was a reality check for the Celtics .

Author: 0 18 more points for Chelsea to land title - Conte

And what did he watch? "Football. Football, football. but my wife knows me very well". City could also find themselves back in the hunt for the title and would sure up their top four standing. You think that's not the same? But Dele Alli equalised Wayne Routledge's first-half goal before stoppage-time efforts from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen broke Swansea hearts.

Sport Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters after staircase fall
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters after staircase fall

Australian star Greg Norman, who had his own history of heartache at Augusta National and never won a green jacket, missed the 1988 British Open as number one. "I was doing everything I could to try and play", said Johnson. "I still can't believe I'm here and next thing you know I'm behind the ceremonial tee shot", Henley said.

Sport Tim Terrific: Tebow homers in 1st AB as Mets minor leaguer
Author: 0 Tim Terrific: Tebow homers in 1st AB as Mets minor leaguer

What's even more impressive is he hit the home run off of a left handed pitcher to the opposite field. You read that right: his first-ever appearance at the plate for his minor league team the Columbia Fireflies saw him smack the ball out the park.

Sport Federer saves match points to reach first Miami semifinal since 2011
Author: 0 Federer saves match points to reach first Miami semifinal since 2011

The last of the quarter-finals at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event pits Australian No.12 seed Nick Kyrgios against German No.16 seed Alexander Zverev , with the victor earning a semi-final showdown with Federer. The second set began with Federer and Bautista Agut trading a break each, but it held true to form from that point forward with five holds apiece. The pair were due to meet in the quarter-finals in Indian Wells a fortnight ago but Kyrgios, who has beaten Novak Djokovic ...

Author: 0 Augusta Masters: Dustin Johnson major doubt after back injury

That explains Rory's willingness to play plenty of holes here at Augusta. I was three or four over for the day at that point and I needed to hit it to the right of the green and try and make my up and down. 10 and 11 and the disaster at 12 - that deprived him a chance to become only the fourth repeat champion and the first to post back-to-back wire-to-wire victories in Masters history.

Sport Spurs boss confident of giving Chelsea a fight for title
Author: 0 Spurs boss confident of giving Chelsea a fight for title

Mauricio Pochettino's men then converted their second-half dominance into the opening goal. "The fans always stuck by me when I was here, but the most important thing was getting the points and we did that". But they rallied, aided by a controlled display from Wanyama's replacement Mousa Dembele, and when Dier pounced on Jeff Hendrick's error in the 66th minute it looked to be enough.

Author: 0 Bulls' Rondo out vs. 76ers with wrist sprain

If league sources are to be true, Dwyane Wade plans to return to the court on Saturday when the Bulls go up against the Brooklyn Nets. "I have the confidence that when I get my minutes, I'm going to play well". He ranks bottom-50 among all players on the year with a -3.8 nERD. Never mind what else the three-time champion brings to the table, that can not be found on a stat sheet.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte Gives Title Warning To Chelsea Over Spurs

We have to continue to think like this. "They know very well the situation". "We didn't deserve to lose the game against Crystal Palace ". He added: "A big win for us". City are unbeaten in the last eight matches in the Premier League . The Spaniard has managed some of the best players in the world in his illustrious career so far, but things have not gone all his own way since moving to the Premier League last summer.

Sport Brewers Broxton leaves game after being hit by pitch
Author: 0 Brewers Broxton leaves game after being hit by pitch

Broxton held a towel to his face as he left the field. First pitch is 11:40 a.m. MDT. Neftali Feliz also recorded one out in a five-run game for his first save of the year. The Brewers announced after the game that RHP Taylor Jungmann had been optioned to Double-A Biloxi. "He avoided something incredibly serious", said a relieved manager Craig Counsell.

Author: 0 West Ham United need to avoid 'do-or-die' situation, says Slaven Bilic

In the first half, the Hammers were OK, but they collapsed after the Gunners - who are short of confidence themselves - scored their opener. Arsenal's win closed the gap on Manchester City in fourth to four points. The first half was okay, not only because of the score but we were playing well. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has praised the skills of Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny after an impressive performance against West Ham on Wednesday.

Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic Interested In Being The Next James Bond
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Interested In Being The Next James Bond

I'm a little bit curious also to be an actor. A lot of things can happen. Meanwhile, Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich had its 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga as Andrej Kramaric's victor sealed the hosts' historic 1-0 victory.

Author: 0 Daniel Cormier warns Jon Jones over UFC return

They've already been forced to fly to CT to hype up their rematch on ESPN before flying back to Buffalo, New York, which is where UFC 210 is scheduled to take place. In the first fight, Johnson lost a highly controversial TKO to Burns after several fouls, including one of the nastiest eye pokes you'll ever see, which most felt should have resulted in a disqualification of Burns.

Sport Dustin Johnson's Dominant Run Continues with Third Straight Win
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson's Dominant Run Continues with Third Straight Win

Johnson's 1-up victory completed a week in which he never trailed in any of his seven matches, leading in 105 of the 112 holes he played. Since last April, Johnson has won five tournaments, including his first major championship at Oakmont and a pair of World Golf Championship events, and assumed the No.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson forced to withdraw from 2017 Masters with back injury

Johnson tried to give it a go Thursday after warming up on the range. "I cried past year and promised myself I wouldn't do it again", said Bethany Smith, 76, a longtime Palmer supporter. "I don't think a win at The Masters or continuing the recent success he's had in his last few tournaments will change that". "His brand, as well as his play and overall positioning, afford him the opportunity to capitalize on this early success ".

Sport Chelsea are six wins from the Premier League title - Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea are six wins from the Premier League title - Conte

With the game edging towards full time, Tottenham kept pressing and Toby Alderweireld saw a shot fizz over the top of Lukasz Fabianski's goal before the Pole kept his side in front with a wonderful save from Alli's 85th minute header. But that's another reason I'm happy, as despite that, we're doing well". Having fallen behind to lowly Swansea after 11 minutes, Tottenham appeared to be heading out of the title race.

Sport Palace 'very hopeful' over Zaha stay - Parish
Author: 0 Palace 'very hopeful' over Zaha stay - Parish

He told reporters: "Anything can happen in the league". "It is another game, I do not know if it is the ideal team for us", he said . For sure we need 21 points to win the league mathematically. "I think we are a strong team". It's four wins in a row, so we can be happy, but we have to keep going, because there's still a long way to go. City drew 2-2 against sixth-placed Arsenal on Sunday and will be hoping to end their three-game winless streak at Stamford Bridge .

Sport Stuck out! Ball clings to Molina, Cubs rally past Cardinals
Author: 0 Stuck out! Ball clings to Molina, Cubs rally past Cardinals

Altering a ball with a substance - which Molina presumably could have done by rubbing his hand over his chest protector before returning the ball to his pitcher - is against baseball's rules, of course. The first pitch (against Schwarber), we tried to go away and we missed in the middle. The Phillies blew a 4-1 lead set up by Daniel Nava's two homers off Davis.

Author: 0 Outsider Henley rolls to Houston Open win, Masters berth

A first PGA Tour victory on Sunday would also secure the final place in next week's Masters, but Kang added: "My experience is if I try to do something and think about the result it doesn't work out very well, so I'm taking it one shot at a time and the results will come".

Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista Agut to enter Miami Open quarter-finals

Fourth-seed Federer had to call upon all his resources of skill, poise and experience to edge Czech No.10 seed Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6 (8-6). "A tough match overall", Federer said. He will now face Australia's Nick Kyrgios who defeated Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-7 (11-9) 6-3. It'll be the past and present vs. the future in the second semifinal at the 2017 Miami Masters on Friday night, as Roger Federer takes on Nick Kyrgios .

Sport National champion Tar Heels back in NC for celebration
Author: 0 National champion Tar Heels back in NC for celebration

In a hard fought game against No. 1 Gonzaga University, North Carolina became the fourth team in NCAA history to win the tournament after being the runner-up in the previous year, edging out their opponents in the final seconds 71-65. Gonzaga finishes their season with a record of 37-2. He made the free throw, and that 3-point play gave the Tar Heels a 66-65 lead. Officials slowed the game down calling a total of 44 fouls, 22 on each team.

Author: 0 Stunner: No. 1 Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters with back injury

It was impact and through impact that it would catch. "And it was pouring down rain, so I was going to move the vehicle". So I feel like I need to snag something tomorrow. After the session, Johnson stood for 5 minutes with swing coach Butch Harmon and Austin, clearly agonizing over whether to play. It has been the recent tradition for Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to hit the ceremonial opening tee shots.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters with back injury

Here, Press Association Sport lists how the top ranked player has fared in the last 15 years. The US golfer has won The Masters on three occasions, as well as being quite an interesting person of the golf course according to Ireland's own three time major victor Padraig Harrington.

Sport Liverpool fined over approach for Stoke starlet
Author: 0 Liverpool fined over approach for Stoke starlet

Liverpool insist they would have signed and registered the boy but for the Premier League's interpretation of rule 299.1 and a new ruling, introduced last summer, that states the offer of private education must be extended to all academy players.

Author: 0 Hazard warns of dangers as Chelsea edge towards title

The last time these two teams clashed was in the fifth round of the FA Cup and Chelsea dominated that match putting 5 balls in the net while Manchester City scored only one goal on February 21st. That's the target. We have to be ready for everything. 'Our victory at the Etihad earlier in the season maybe helps us feel a bit more confident about tonight's game.

Sport Freshman Zach Collins comes up big for Gonzaga against SC
Author: 0 Freshman Zach Collins comes up big for Gonzaga against SC

For that brief second-half span, the Bulldogs looked, maybe, a little overrated. Gonzaga got in its first title game by beating SC in the other semifinal. And they attacked the rim really well. "The journey we've been on has just been unreal, and we just never stopped believing and we've had the utmost confidence in ourselves the entire season long", Williams-Goss said.

Author: 0 Leon homers to end Boston's 3-0, 12-inning win over Pirates

The game has been rescheduled for April 13, and tickets for Thursday's game will be honored. The Red Sox will next play on Friday in Detroit at 1:10 p.m. Pirates: RHP Chad Kuhl (5-4 in 2016) will pitch the series finale. Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon hits a three-run home run during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Boston , Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Sport Dustin Johnson withdraws from the Masters
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from the Masters

The only player to make the Masters his fourth straight victory was Jimmy Demaret. He proceeded to airmail the green with his fifth , pitched his sixth well past the cup and nearly off the front of the green and back in the water, putted some 6 feet short from there and left his ensuing stroke for triple bogey short.

Author: 0 Gonzaga On To Final Four

A leap of faith. That's what it is. Xavier lost to Gonzaga on Saturday night in the Elite Eight but the overall takeaway from the 2016-17 season will be a positive one that has important ramifications going forward for the program. It's a big deal, especially for the West Coast Conference. Though pleased with having made the Final Four, Mathews rejected the notion that finally reaching this peak puts Gonzaga on the map.

Author: 0 Saturday's NCAA tournament roundup: Oregon, Gonzaga reach Final Four

The win also marks the first time any Pac-12 team has made the Final Four since 2008. OR got the big nights they needed from their best players, with Tyler Dorsey , Dillon Brooks , and Jordan Bell filling up the box score and making huge plays on both sides of the ball.

Author: 0 Adrian Peterson to visit with Saints

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Peterson is also set to meet with the New Orleans Saints this week, making Tampa Bay's chances of securing a deal with him even slimmer. He eventually pled guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault. Peterson recently visited the New England Patriots , but the reigning Super Bowl champions didn't offer the former Oklahoma star a contract.

Author: 0 In South Korea Country test fires 800km-range missile

Four people were also added to a list of persons targeted by the European Union measures "for being responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes".

Author: 0 Stormy weather forces shutdown of Augusta

It's insane to think that someone who came close so many times (Els had five top-six finishes in five years in the early 2000s) will likely never make it back, but hopefully the Big Easy will enjoy his last ride, all four rounds of it. After all, compatriot Danny Willett was the unexpected 2016 Masters Champion. No one who has ever won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the green jacket in the same week.

Author: 0 Capitals snap Maple Leafs' 4-game win streak, 4-1

So to me it was a one-sided game. "He does a lot of little things, makes some good plays and has provided us with a different element there. We had eight minutes or something at the start of the second (period) but other than that they were bigger, stronger, faster, quicker, more organized - better".

Author: 0 Ryu wins ANA Inspiration as controversy engulfs Thompson, Ariya finishes tied 8th

Plus, she was penalized two strokes for signing an incorrect scorecard on Saturday , even though the tournament itself had no idea she had committed a penalty and nobody knew her scorecard was wrong. RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson received a four-stroke penalty with six holes to play in the final round of the ANA Inspiration on Sunday for making an incorrect ball placement one day earlier.

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