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Author: 0 Journalist: Chelsea move for Everton striker Lukaku 'almost done'

However, Lukaku failed to make an impact during the Merseyside derby on Saturday afternoon, as the Toffees slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool. " It's a lack of respect and without that in the dressing room we have nothing ", Arsenal great, Martin Keown said. Lukaku can be seen shushing the Welsh defender before Gareth Barry intervenes.

Author: 0 Charley Hoffman takes a four shot led at US Masters

Jordan Spieth had the worst first round of his career at the Masters with a 75, the first time in four tries that he's been over par after the first day. Johnson joins Tiger Woods as the only other No. 1-ranked player in the world not to play The Masters. "For lack of any better words, it was a dream", Hoffman said.

Sport Victoria and David Beckham 'respect' each other's busy work schedule
Author: 0 Victoria and David Beckham 'respect' each other's busy work schedule

It reflects her Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, which she began designing during her pregnancy with Harper and includes both women's clothing and girls, toddler and baby pieces as well. I learned an enormous amount during that time, though: "the staging, the lighting, the costumes-the package excited me", Beckham, 42, said. The fashion mogul explained: "But we do put the phones down, and sometimes we just talk".

Sport Wenger lauds 'focused' Ozil after West Ham win
Author: 0 Wenger lauds 'focused' Ozil after West Ham win

Arsenal had failed to assert itself in the first period as West Ham threatened through a Manuel Lanzini free kick before Mark Noble drove narrowly wide after stealing possession. "We wanted to keep it longer 0-0 or even better score a goal to make them nervous, lose their composure, make the crowd a bit more nervous". Sunderland are now 10 points from an unlikely climb out of the relegation zone, and with only eight games remaining they look destined to go down.

Author: 0 Four-shot penalty costs Lexi Thompson

Her five-under-par third-round 67 was changed to a 71. A TV viewer had alerted the LPGA Tour that the American had marked her ball then replaced it in the wrong place on the 17th hole a day earlier, which cost her two shots for the breach and two for signing an incorrect scorecard.

Sport Dustin Johnson withdraws from Master, cites back injury
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from Master, cites back injury

The young Texan had a five-shot lead going to the back nine on Sunday previous year, seemingly a lock for his second straight green jacket. And it's only Thursday. Johnson was injured late Wednesday afternoon when he took what his agent described as a "serious" fall down a staircase. "You're going to really have to be careful where you hit it and just try to make pars".

Author: 0 Crystal Palace plan Wilfried Zaha contract talks

Conte also added that the title race has become more interesting, with Tottenham cutting their lead to seven points. Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, on Saturday underlined the impact of the absence of injured Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses , on the club's title aspirations.

Sport 'It sucks really bad' as Johnson quits Masters
Author: 0 'It sucks really bad' as Johnson quits Masters

Johnson had wound up his pre-tournament preparations on Wednesday morning with nine holes of golf before storms ended play around 2.30pm. He walked slowly toward the first hole, where he was paired with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and PGA Championship victor Jimmy Walker in the final group of the opening round.

Author: 0 ATP/WTA MIAMI - SCHEDULE: Federer-Berdych and Kyrgios-Zverev to play

The first break put him up 5-3 in the first set, and the fourth-seeded Federer then fought off four break points in the ensuing game before closing out the set. Following his heart-stopping win yesterday in Miami over Tomas Berdych in which he saved two match points, Roger Federer said he doesn't mind it when it gets loud.

Sport Charley Hoffman Leads Masters After First Round Thanks to Phenomenal Back Nine
Author: 0 Charley Hoffman Leads Masters After First Round Thanks to Phenomenal Back Nine

Jack Nicklaus , a six-times Masters victor, had predicted that the chilly and windy conditions, with gusts of up to 40mph (65kph) and set to last through Friday would take their toll. On one of the windiest days ever seen at Augusta National, Garcia shared fourth after firing the lone bogey-free opening round, a 71, with 17 pars and a lone birdie at the par-4 eighth.

Author: 0 Cavs showing cracks, weakness as NBA playoffs approach

With the win, the Cavs (49-27) remain a half-game behind Boston (50-27) for first place in the East. The Chicago Bulls, who won on Sunday, are now one game clear of IN and Miami. it didn't look good on TV". On the Cavaliers' next possession, LeBron James evaded the Pacers' defense during an offensive rebound and hammered home a dunk to knot the game at 104.

Author: 0 Jermain Defoe: England return vs. Lithuania was an emotional occasion

His move from Tottenham to Toronto ruined his hopes of a place in England's 2014 World Cup squad - something he deeply regretted. "The most important thing is getting the win and it keeps us progressing to where we want to be". He's a ballsy player and I like that about him as well. England's reigning player of the year impressed again on Sunday, with his sublime ball to Vardy capping a fine display.

Author: 0 1 and headed in the right direction

Day broke down in tears on the 18th green following his victory at Whistling Straits and predicted an even more intense reaction if he can follow in the footsteps of compatriot Adam Scott and claim a green jacket. "And if it doesn't happen this year, then I'll be ready the next year to do it". "I think it's therapeutic to an extent if I talk about it", he said Tuesday.

Author: 0 Conte sets Chelsea 18-point title target

Today I'm happier than the Arsenal game when we got one point. If he wins a title and begins the cycle, the objective is one of continuity. "Otherwise it will be a good season, but not a great season". If we do this, we will win the title. We must be focused and try to win six games and take three points (six times). Spurs are now seven points behind the Blues in the Premier League table and are realistically the only remaining challengers to Antonio Conte and co.

Sport United States military studies options after Syria gas attack
Author: 0 United States military studies options after Syria gas attack

President Donald Trump is calling on "all civilized nations" to join the U.S.in seeking an end to the carnage in Syria. Summer 2012: Fighting spreads to Aleppo, Syria's largest city and its former commercial capital. No one disputes that Syria used banned chemical weapons of the people of Idlib, he said, adding that this is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention .

Sport Josh King scores late as Bournemouth snatch draw at Anfield
Author: 0 Josh King scores late as Bournemouth snatch draw at Anfield

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match, Liverpool against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield , Liverpool , England, Wednesday April 5, 2017 . We did [against Bournemouth], getting back up, and it's about trying to see the game through, which unfortunately we didn't do. We have the possibility to change formation.

Sport Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal
Author: 0 Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

Australia last won the Davis Cup in 2003, when now team captain Lleyton Hewitt played as part of the Australian team that defeated Spain. Kyrgios, a polarising figure in tennis but one nearly always well supported at Australian tournaments, said he welcomed the home crowd assistance towards ending the country's 14-year wait for another Davis Cup title.

Author: 0 Wenger: Martinez to start against Palace

If the Colombia worldwide can not play, it would force Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to pick third-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who has not played a Premier League game since December 2014. Sam Allardyce has lost 15 times to Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, the most defeats he has against any manager in the competition (W4 D7). Olivier Giroud has found the net in each of his previous three Premier League games at Selhurst Park.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from 2017 Masters

His green jacket, one of four he won in a seven-year span beginning in 1958, was placed on a white lawn chair in the middle of the first tee, as though he were watching his old pals, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, start the tournament in his honor.

Sport Teams on defensive in Final Four today
Author: 0 Teams on defensive in Final Four today

Nigel Williams-Goss had 23 points to lead Gonzaga on 9-16 shooting with five rebounds and six assists . Gonzaga came into the match favored over SC. The Zags went four minutes and 10 seconds without scoring, trailed by two and were playing as if they were trying to mend a broken dam with tissue paper.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson has the skills, temperament to win the 2017 Masters

McIlroy, a four-times major champion, has previously said he was called a "fascist" and "bigot" for accepting the invitation to play 18 holes with the president at Trump International Golf Club in Florida in February. I'm going to have to drive it well, hit my irons well, putt it well. "I hope to rely on that knowledge and skill to keep myself in it heading into the weekend where players less experienced with the golf course will possibly miss it in the wrong spots and shoot themselves out".

Author: 0 Tom Keegan: Loss to OR cuts deepest of Elite Eight setbacks

This marked Maryland's 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. If Dorsey and Brooks are scoring while Bell grabs rebounds, and you have Pritchard or Benson bombing from three, then or won't lose another game. More three-point shooting in the second quarter allowed OR to open the first multiple-possession advantage of the game, 29-23, with 3:41 to go. Lagerald Vick had seven points in the half.

Author: 0 This confident Chelsea player can get Antonio Conte's side over the line

For this reason, to win the title we need 18 points. Rio Ferdinand is confident that Eden Hazard's confident performances can help Chelsea get over the line in the Premier League title race. "The games are starting to be less, but I think this league will still be really tough until the end". The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, who spent three years at the Vicente Calderon between 2011 and 2014, also distanced himself from a move to Real Madrid and is hoping to make " many more" ...

Sport Tyler Ennis scores 19 points, Lakers top Spurs 102-95
Author: 0 Tyler Ennis scores 19 points, Lakers top Spurs 102-95

While few were watching, nearly everyone soon became aware of the score, as the Lakers jumped out to a 31-14 lead after the first quarter, then proceeded to open the second quarter on a 9-0 run, pushing their advantage to a shocking 26 points over the No.

Author: 0 Federer to skip clay season ahead of French Open

One can only wonder what will happen when the Big 4 clash again; the only thing for certain is that tennis is back in its prime. "To all the Latins here, thanks for all the love and support when I play here in Miami ". But a few games later, Federer took a 5-4 lead, and then he served out the match for the victory. He said: "The dream continues". Federer will play a more limited clay schedule, possibly Rome or Madrid and the French Open.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool should be more like Chelsea in seeing games out'

Third-placed Liverpool now have a better goal difference but only by two, which could easily be wiped out when Arsene Wenger's side eventually catch up on their fixtures. "We thought it made sense to give one more defensive protection in the middle and still have a bit more freedom for Clyney and Millie on the wings".

Author: 0 OR advances to Final Four after 74-60 win over Kansas

Bell had eight rebounds. Thousands of fans in red and blue were rallying hours before the tipoff, turning it into a de facto road game. Since the 2003-04 season, Self's first at Kansas, he is tied with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for the most losses to lower-seeded teams in the NCAA tournament, with 10, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard makes bold statement after City triumph

After beating Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Conte says his team have taken another important step towards the title by eliminating a side he rates now as the best in the Premier League. "When you play against City it is normal to suffer in some part of the game". "The first half was very open with chances at both ends". Usually I don't like this happening.

Author: 0 It Looks Like Many NHL Players Won't Compete In The Winter Olympics

It doesn't matter what". But if the league holds true to that stance, would Ovechkin be alone in jumping ship from the Capitals to represent Russian Federation? So I wouldn't be surprised. "The last Olympics was fantastic, and to just dismiss it, really, without much conversation, is tough". "You don't realize certain things behind the scenes", Pavelski said.

Author: 0 Kompany pleased with City display despite Chelsea defeat

The Belgian was helped by some generous goalkeeping from Willy Caballero as he slotted in the opener, before Sergio Aguero pulled one back after a Thibaut Courtois error. Despite the result, Guardiola professed himself "honoured" to be in charge of City's players and said quality "in the boxes" had been the only difference between the two teams.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook ties triple-double record with 41st of stunning season

He needs just 16 more assists to reach 820 dimes on the year, having finished the night with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. The Bulls are the only team Westbrook has yet to log a triple-double against in his 663 career games. Westbrook is just nine assists shy of joining James Harden and John Wall as the only players to dish out 800 or more assists this season. Westbrook's (31.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 10.4 apg) current triple-double streak sits at seven, as the six-time All Star has ...

Author: 0 Westbrook one rebound short of making NBA history

The crowd stood and chanted "MVP!" He made some key baskets to push the game towards overtime and played lockdown defense on MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard. Wilt Chamberlain holds the record at nine straight, which Westbrook could match in that same Suns game if he comes through with another on Wednesday at the Memphis Grizzlies.

Sport National Football League moves: Cowboys now expected to trade Romo; Cutler cut
Author: 0 National Football League moves: Cowboys now expected to trade Romo; Cutler cut

If Romo joins FOX, he could eventually surpass former Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman as the network's number one color commentator alongside play by-play commentator Joe Buck. Houston's not giving up a draft pick to acquire Romo's massive cap hit when they expect the quarterback to be released at some point this offseason.

Sport Chinese GP: Verstappen fastest as poor weather ruins FP1
Author: 0 Chinese GP: Verstappen fastest as poor weather ruins FP1

Just four minutes passed before the session was red flagged for the first time, with race control reporting that the medical helicopter was unable to land at the hospital in Shanghai due to the poor weather conditions. The Renault driver lost the rear of the auto part-way round turn two and became beached in the gravel trap, causing a virtual safety vehicle. Williams racers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll were second and third, with Carlos Sainz Jr.

Sport Defoe emotional after goalscoring return for England
Author: 0 Defoe emotional after goalscoring return for England

Steering home Raheem Sterling's cross with a typically predatory finish, Defoe opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania at Wembley . "I can't constrain myself on selection entirely, but I know ideally what I'd want to have". Sunderland fan Bradley has struck up a close friendship with Defoe and was delighted to see his hero start the game having originally been told he was not expected to make the squad.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson out of Masters; Charley Hoffman soaring

However, the conditions may suit wily campaigner Phil Mickelson, the five-time major victor who would become the oldest Masters champion just two months shy of his 47th birthday. "I'm pleased with my day's work, I didn't have my best stuff but even par is a good score". Anyone within 10 strokes of the lead after Friday's round will make the cut, and a high percentage of the 93-player field was looking good as of late Thursday afternoon.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth hopes to replace memories of 2016 Masters

Day broke down in tears on the 18th green following his victory at Whistling Straits and predicted an even more intense reaction if he can follow in the footsteps of compatriot Adam Scott and claim a green jacket. Spieth held a five-shot lead with nine holes to play 12 months ago, but bogeyed the 10th and 11th before running up a quadruple-bogey seven on the 12th.

Author: 0 Ronald Koeman Pleased With Point Despite Late Manchester United Goal

We started playing in a way where you don't feel so much the lack of confidence of some of the boys. "I think we will make it and we will be there". Up next for United is a trip to the Stadium of Light to take on former manager David Moyes' relegation-threatened Sunderland. "We can not afford these mistakes, they are very important points, especially when the table is like it is".

Sport Liverpool should be more like Chelsea - Klopp
Author: 0 Liverpool should be more like Chelsea - Klopp

But Manchester City lurk just two points behind - and with a game in hand - in fourth, while fifth-place Arsenal and sixth-place Man United both trail by six points and have two games in hand, leaving the Reds' top four spot under threat after Wednesday's draw.

Author: 0 Liverpool FC have 'advantage' in top four race, says Carragher

Elsewhere, though, and the midweek matches weren't too kind for their top four rivals. "Liverpool's fixtures are better - Arsenal and Manchester United will fall short, but I do think United will win the Europa League". If you like at the fixtures they've got, it is so tough. 50% - Of the longest unbeaten runs in PL history (20+ games), Manchester United's current run has the lowest win % (W10 D10).

Author: 0 Hoffman, wind blow away field in first round of Masters

Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, who would become the oldest Masters champion at 46 if he wins a fourth green jacket Sunday, did not learn about Johnson until he was nearly done. His last four rounds have all been over par, having never finished in the negative in any of his previous nine there. "I was just trying to not make any silly mistakes on 10, 11, 12, and play my way out of the tournament".

Author: 0 US Senate Republicans 'go nuclear,' clearing way for Donald Trump court nominee

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.

Sport Klopp wants Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint
Author: 0 Klopp wants Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint

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.

Sport Brazil close in on qualification for Russian Federation 2018
Author: 0 Brazil close in on qualification for Russian Federation 2018

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 .

Author: 0 Rockets set single-season National Basketball Association 3-point record

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.

Sport Jurgen Klopp: I felt sick after Bournemouth equaliser
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: I felt sick after Bournemouth equaliser

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 .

Sport USA Hockey adjusts World Championship training camp amid talks with women's team
Author: 0 USA Hockey adjusts World Championship training camp amid talks with women's team

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.