But moments later, Republicans resorted to the so-called " nuclear option", a rule change that allows a Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed by a simple majority regardless of opposition from the minority party. But McConnell said that he was forced to take the extreme measure because of Democrats unwillingness to work with him. "This is going to be a chapter, a monumental event in the history of the Senate, not for the better but for the worse", warned Sen.
Arsenal's 3-0 hammering of West Ham, now means the Gunners have cut the difference between them and Liverpool to six points, with Arsene Wenger's men having two outstanding fixtures. When Liverpool play against the top 6-7 teams in the Premier League, the Reds always show up and grind either a win or a draw, depending on the type of game.
Brazil defeated Paraguay 3-0 on Wednesday evening, then watched as Peru's 2-1 victory over Uruguay later in the night officially sealed the Selecao's place in Russia, Goal.com reports. Colombia, Chile and Uruguay are all now with Brazil in the automatic qualifying positions. Brazil were forced into one change for the visit of Paraguay , with full-back Dani Alves suspended following last week's 4-1 win in Uruguay .
Philippe Coutinho vomited, Jurgen Klopp was nearly nauseous by the final whistle and, all in all, Liverpool fans were sickened by the way they failed to see out another game so close to the finishing line. "We could have scored the third goal probably and we had the chances on counter-attack but then we had to change Phil (Coutinho) because he felt sick in half-time", Klopp said, as per the Liverpool Echo .
Instead, the Warriors switched on the turbos and tied the Spurs at 45-all late in the second quarter. If both teams finish with the same record , then San Antonio gets the #1 overall seed for the playoffs. The Warriors will really be put up to the test this week when they play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night and the Rockets again Friday.
He will be paired with Jim Nantz after considering multiple network offers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, April 4, 2017, because Romo's decision hasn't been announced. "I just felt like I had to play flawless ball because he was such a good player", said Romo . If former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo thought facing blitzing linebackers was a tough gig, he hasn't seen anything yet.
The women, who have been seeking a four-year contract that would include money outside the six-month Olympic period, have threatened to boycott the tournament. It's probably not an exaggeration to say that the women's hockey players organized one of the most impressive and effective social media efforts in sports history to achieve this.
This year away Chelsea have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1. Aside from a home Manchester derby and given their dominance in that fixture at Old Trafford you'd have to back them heavily, they have a pretty easy run-in, with five of their remaining eight games at home.
The Browns , if they decide to take the best player available approach at No. 1 and 12, can reasonably trade back into Round 1 from No. 33, and offer more valuable picks than the Texans to take a QB. The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans were reportedly unwilling to trade for the quarterback, but they had designs of potentially signing him in free agency.
I've been getting older as it goes. After missing the first half of last season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, McCarthy's comeback was temporarily derailed by a case of the yips. In the bottom of the 7th, Pederson swung through a fastball and angrily slammed his bat and then his helmet directly into the ground in front of the umpire.
The NHL announced on Monday that it had decided against altering its schedule for the 2017-2018 season, meaning that global players bound by contracts with NHL clubs would not be able to leave next year to join their national teams to play at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Spurs remain seven points behind leaders Chelsea after completing a remarkable 3-1 comeback win at Swansea on Wednesday. The match also created history, says the Daily Mirror : " Spurs are now the first team in Premier League history to be losing in the 88th minute before going on to win by two goals".
The Pacers have been playing without a sense of urgency for a while; it was time to shake things up. Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe grabs a loose ball on the floor against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Nadal, who is up to fifth in the ATP rankings and trails only Federer in the year's Race to London rankings, seemed positive with his display despite the defeat, pointing to huge improvements from the match in Indian Wells. The 35-year-old eventually served out the match to claim his fourth win on trot against Nadal. Both Nadal and Federer have faced their share of injuries and disappointments, but they look poised to being back to their best.
As for reinforcements, the multi-year academic scandal that has led to five NCAA charges has hindered recruiting, so UNC has a four-man recruiting class ranked No. "I don't know what to say", Williams said of moving past Smith on that particular yardstick. "We had one hell of a year and I love these guys". "Like I said, nothing would hold him back".
At Wild Wing Cafe where fans gathered, Crystal McDonald and Michelle Yates, two USC graduates and season ticket holders for the Gamecocks women's team, joked, since they weren't able to make it to Dallas for the championship game, they had reserved their other seats at the center of the bar.
Saturday's doubles will see Jamie Murray and Inglot face Mahut and Julien Benneteau before the reverse singles on Sunday. GB captain Leon Smith is relying on the same side that defeated Canada in round one in the absence of Andy Murray, who is recovering from an elbow injury.
It is completely religious. The Chinese Foreign Ministry, which is now on a holiday for the Tomb sweeping festival, has not responded to a query seeking its reaction to External Affairs Ministry remarks as well as comments by Rijju over the Tibetan spiritual leader?s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as southern Tibet.
Sometimes you don't want to see it, even when you want to just text with friends or look at pictures that your family posted or whatever. In football there are not things that happen every day so obviously you pick out some little things and make them big, but it's normal.
In the next over, SRH were relieved to see the back of Gayle as an athletic Warner held a fine catch at deep mid-wicket. "That's the Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) that I am used to watching on TV". "I am just going to play according to the situation and express myself", said Yuvraj after playing a match-winning 62-run knock off just 27 balls in his side's 35-run win over RCB here.
But the 67-year-old Frenchman admitted his team - presently sixth and seven points off the Champions League places with a game in hand on fourth-placed Manchester City - have their work cut out. "I don't remember", he said when asked about the captaincy following the match, per PA Sport via Sky Sports . In the piece it's stated an Arsenal spokesperson advised "it is unclear whether there was a captain in the second half, but Theo Walcott was the senior player on the pitch".
Hoffman made seven birdies over his last 11 holes for a 7-under 65. The 40-year-old American bounced back from a slow start to shoot a 7-under 65 in a swirling wind that gusted close to 40 miles per hour. The Coastal Carolina University alumnus withdrew from the Masters on Thursday citing a back injury he suffered while slipping on stairs at his Augusta rental home Wednesday afternoon.
But the details count at this level. Klopp had tried to avoid a slip-up by switching to a three-man defence with 25 minutes to go when he replaced the ill Philippe Coutinho with centre-back Joel Matip, but that could not prevent a late long throw leading to Josh King snatching a point for the visitors.
Craig Wood was the first in 1941 and went on to complere a wire-to-wire win. Rory McIlroy was happy to claw back to even par while 2016 runner-up Jordan Spieth added another quadruple bogey to his Masters resume and finished at 3 over. Lee Westwood strung five birdies on the second nine to shoot a 70 and is alone in third. Phil Mickelson eagled the second hole and wound up at 71, .
Bottas qualified and finished third on his Mercedes debut at the Australian Grand Prix, the tenth podium of his career. "For me and probably for Max as well we just felt like looking at the Ferrari and Mercedes we couldn't really attack the corner as much because they just seem more planted at the rear".
So that's what we are building towards. "There was a big disappointment when he got injured because the week building up to it he was in fantastic form". " You can still learn a lot even if you are not on the training pitch and not playing games ". "He's someone that I've learned from and I think everyone in the squad has".
The three-day exercise took place in waters between South Korea and Japan, near Jeju Island, where the three countries' navies searched for and tracked a mock submarine, protected high-value units under a contingency scenario, and carried out anti-submarine defense maneuvers.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said the state of emergency would last until the severe weather subsides. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the entire Tri-State until 9 p.m. Augusta National also closed Monday because of heavy rains . A second batch of storms, featuring a mix of supercells and a broken line of active thunderstorms, is forecast to track west to east through our local north Florida / southern Georgia counties, more likely by late afternoon.
Arsene Wenger rubbished the notion that he could give up management if his two-decade reign at Arsenal ends, saying that "retiring is for young people". "I focus on what I think is important during the game". "I care about Arsenal , about the club, about what we have achieved and what we want to achieve".
The Penguins are a potential second-round foe again this season. With goalie Henrik Lundqvist in need of fine-tuning his game before the Stanley Cup playoffs, the New York Rangers will carry a positive trend into their rivalry matchup against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea fought off the challenge of Manchester City to take a step closer to the Premier League title with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge . We played the way we played and, of course, we are sad because we didn't win, but I am so, so happy to come here to Stamford Bridge and play the way we played.
It is my responsibility all of this, I have to be more clear but we will find a solution. "We play the way we play and of course we are sad we didn't win". The Tigers' success took them out of the relegation zone where they were replaced by Swansea. It was a great first goal. In the second half we defended very well.
Manchester United can not afford to keep dropping points and must do better in the Premier League run-in, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "Probably I have one, two, three years so everything depends on what you want and what the club wants, what the vision of the club is because I said from day one I didn't come here to waste time, I came here to win".
Alexis Sanchez insists he is not motivated by money as speculation over the Arsenal forward's future continues to intensify. Sanchez is approaching the final year of his contract at the Emirates and has been widely tipped to leave this summer after failing to agree terms over an extension with the north Londoners.
Henley qualified for the Masters by winning the Houston Open. Just ask 46-year-old Phil Mickelson. Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne, right, leads a moment of silence for Arnold Palmer, his green jacket placed in his empty chair, before Gary Player, center, and Jack Nicklaus, second from righ.
Smith won the toss and put the Mumbai franchise in to bat with global wicketkeepers Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler opening the batting for the visitors. He had some assistance from Rana (34) and Hardik Pandya (35 not out). Rising Pune Supergiant leggie Imran Tahir celebrates after the dismissal of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians at the Maharashtra Cricket Association ...
The Frenchman has scored 177 goals in 353 games for Madrid in eight seasons; perhaps he is right to feel undervalued? There is no doubt he deeply misses the national team. The 29-year-old Real Madrid striker has not been picked by Deschamps since October 2015 after being embroiled in a sex-tape blackmail scandal involving former global team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
A tally of 28 points was enough for the fourth-placed team to qualify the 2010 and 2006 tournaments, the last time all 10 South American nations played the qualifiers. PERU defender Miguel Trauco has said that victories against Venezuela and Uruguay in the next week will revive the team's chances of qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
He's played this tournament three times and never finished lower than second. The more he wins, the less anyone talks about the 82 he shot in the final round of the 2010 U.S. "So what that does is it frees me up to not have to analyse my game plan and management of the course but to just go play and to work on the refinement of my game, my touch and my feel".
Lionel Messi's team lose 2-0 to Bolivia in La Paz during the World Cup qualifying game. Messi, who scored the only goal in the qualifier, was angered when he was flagged for a foul, waving and shouting at the assistant in response. He is also out of Argentina's next three World Cup qualifiers. Argentina has announced plans to appeal the decision, voicing particular outrage at the timing of the announcement, falling days after the Chile game and only hours before the match in ...
Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris spoke to reporters after his side's impressive 2-0 win at Burnley, and played down talk of a title tilt, claiming that he and his teammates are still looking behind them, rather than at Chelsea at the top the table, as quoted by the Irish Independent .
But I am going no matter what". "Because it's my country". I am nearly always on the players side in these discussions, but honestly in this case I can really understand the owners/NHL point of view.and that point of view is being echoed by fans as well.
Sefolosha was initially arrested outside the 1 OAK nightclub on April 8, 2015, and he suffered a broken leg and ligament damage to his ankle during the altercation with police, per Vivlamore. The Hawks say Sefolosha will miss his sixth straight game in Thursday night's home game against Boston. Officers arrested Sefolosha and broke his leg - which could have ruined his career, his suit maintained.
What might help Johnson is that he is in the last group for the opening round, scheduled to tee off at 2:03 p.m. with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and PGA champion Jimmy Walker. "If you want to win around here, you're going to have to putt it well", Johnson said. Making his fourth start at Augusta National, Hoffman caught fire on the back nine with four straight birdies, starting on No.
The Tar Heels got the ball back and scored with:27 left to go up 68-65. There will be no heartbreak for the North Carolina Tar Heels this time . North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks is interviewed at a press conference after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium.
We have to continue to think like this. "If we do this, we will win the title". "This is the best way for us". "I am happy, it is a big win for us". Pedro then secured a penalty for the champions-elect which was missed by Hazard but scored from the rebound. "It was more offensive because your wing-back is more of a winger than a defender".
What must it feel like to pitch like that in a game like this? That would be the last batter that Stroman would face and he exited to a thunderous ovation of the Dodgers crowd of just over 51,000. Had it been Lucroy running to first, he just might have gotten him. Lugo ran into more trouble when the U.S. fifth started with a single by Kinsler, walk to Adam Jones and RBI single by Christian Yelich .
Wenger has run the show from top to bottom for the last 20 years, but it is said that his superiors are now looking at implementing a different model that would see a director of football hired. "Of course we have a hard task in front of us, but I am happy as well that people realise suddenly that it's not as easy as it looked always". "Do not worry, you will get the answer soon", said Wenger ahead of Wednesday's Premier League match with West Ham .
Washington has also said all options, including military action, are on the table. Tensions on the Korean peninsula and the Trump-Xi summit began to worry markets on Thursday, with the dollar and Wall Street shares slipping. "We agreed that North Korea's missile launch yesterday was a risky provocation and a serious threat to Japan's national security". "Until their nuclear and missile programs reach a point where they feel it could be used as a deterrent against the United States, the North ...
It was a great night for Arsenal seeing that Manchester United, Liverpool and Man City all dropped points this week. But he has called for the players, staff and fans to come together for a match that looks crucial to keeping them in the Premier League.