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Author: 0 Defoe proves he can still be Jermain man

Defoe's breakthrough goal against Lithuania capped an excellent all-round display and Southgate said that even relegation to Championship for the player's Sunderland side would not preclude his consiseration for Russian Federation. 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 Jose Mourinho: Why Luke Shaw hasn't been playing for Man United

How many goals have [Marcus] Rashford, [Jesse] Lingard, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Paul] Pogba got? "I would happily sign up now to go 20 matches unbeaten next season, but to win more games we need to score more goals". "We hope so", Mourinho said. However, they fail to win once again and have to settle for a draw. "The performance was not very good", Mourinho said.

Author: 0 Masters dog-fight is a lot of fun for Fowler

Spieth led from start to finish in 2015 and for the first three rounds in 2016 and added: "It will be nice for a change, fun to have a new experience coming from behind". The leader after the first round and one of four co-leaders after Round 2, Hoffman shot par 72 in the third and was two shots back at 4 under. Spieth went without a bogey for 29 straight holes on Friday and Saturday, hitting nine birdies in the process.

Sport The Davis Cup: France v Great Britain
Author: 0 The Davis Cup: France v Great Britain

Lucas Pouille and Jeremy Chardy won their matches in straight sets to give France a 2-0 lead over Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. 1 and world No. "I can't tell you what I saw, in terms of [their] strengths and weaknesses, but it's going to be a very close contest". "There is great expectation around the team and we are a good group".

Author: 0 Gegard Mousasi willing to give Chris Weidman rematch after UFC 210 win

After a lengthy snafu in the center of the cage between referee, doctors and commissioners, the fight was ruled a TKO victory for Mousasi. Mousasi gripped Weidman by the chest and wound up for two powerful knees to the head. I have defeated Weidman. But, Weidman's right in that instant replay is not implemented yet in New York State, so how could a replay have influenced the initial ruling? "I think he could've continued but he was stalling a bit".

Author: 0 Gold medalist, bridesmaid in the lead for the green jacket in Augusta

Also two shots back are Ryan Moore (69 on Saturday) and Hoffman, who had 72. He led for the majority of the round, but a double-bogey on the 16th, pushed him down the leaderboard. A few holes later, however, it was changed to 1 under on the scoreboard, and Garcia pointed to the board behind the 13th green. "I have to continue to play good, aggressive golf, as I did today".

Sport Rose, Garcia lead Masters as Spieth lurks
Author: 0 Rose, Garcia lead Masters as Spieth lurks

Rose ended the round by making birdie in five of the remaining seven holes on Saturday to put him at six-under-par for the weekend. A major champion, given his U.S. The deficit - two shots - isn't all that daunting. So is Spieth, bidding to become the first man in history to win the Masters with more than a double-bogey on the scorecard.

Sport Kasatkina captures first WTA Tour title
Author: 0 Kasatkina captures first WTA Tour title

Ostapenko, who like Kasatkina is 19 years old, had to conquer her own emotions to get past Lucic-Baroni after failing to take advantage of her chance to serve out the match in the second set. Daria Kasatkina , from Russian Federation, celebrates after defeating Jelena Ostapenko, from Latvia, during their finals match at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Sport Five-star DE Xavier Thomas commits to Clemson
Author: 0 Five-star DE Xavier Thomas commits to Clemson

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Thomas, who is from Florence but will be playing his senior season outside the Palmetto State, promised he would return home and play for Clemson or SC. "You can win championships at Clemson, and I want to be a part of that". I wanted to make sure. This was a supposedly meaningless spring-game routine but in some ways it felt like a fall Saturday, on which events elsewhere influence the mood of fans as they file in to Death Valley.

Author: 0 Grand National winner One For Arthur wakes in fine form

He never missed a fence, within reason. "It's the best feeling I've ever had". Russell, ably assisted by former champion jockey Peter Scudamore at her Kinross base, finally laid the ghost to rest after a long wait since Rubstic's win in 1979.

Sport Fifth Inning Sinks Pittsburgh Pirates On Opening Day
Author: 0 Fifth Inning Sinks Pittsburgh Pirates On Opening Day

Well, it seems as though 22-year-old Andrew Benintendi would like to take a stab at it. The pitch, according to multiple reports, was a 98 mile-per-hour fastball from Cole. The bats connected for six hits in a row, led off by a Jackie Bradley, Jr . triple. They combined to allow three hits while striking out a combined five batters.

Author: 0 Flu bug bites Red Sox again: Ramirez, Betts out of lineup

Holt was in the starting lineup Friday at Detroit as the designated hitter. Reliever Robbie Ross has a case so severe he landed on the disabled list, and another reliever, Joe Kelly , stayed at the team hotel on Saturday with the virus. Boston also optioned relief pitcher Noe Ramirez down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday while activating reliever Matt Barnes from the bereavement list, a roster move that proves the Red Sox don't believe Bradley will be on the shelf for long.

Sport UFC 210: Daniel Cormier defeats Anthony Johnson to retain title
Author: 0 UFC 210: Daniel Cormier defeats Anthony Johnson to retain title

Before he got to the post-fight mic, however, he was forced to make way for a surprise announcement as Johnson retired in the cage, the second time during the pay-per-view that a veteran fighter hung up his gloves. From there the choke was locked in and "Rumble" was forced to tap once again in a near mirror image of their first fight. When the two were separated, Johnson fired off head kicks that caught his face, and then ended the opening frame with a last-second takedown.

Sport Dustin Johnson Wins Three-in-a-Row
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson Wins Three-in-a-Row

In the final, Johnson had been five up after eight holes, but held on for another 1-up win as Rahm fought back with four birdies on the back nine. The 22-year-old Rahm, who won his first Tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, also announced himself as a possible contender at the Masters.

Author: 0 Jason Day having a good 3rd round at

Rose's 67 was the low round of the day . 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. Spieth could punch out and lay up, leaving a wedge shot that he'd have to execute perfectly to secure a birdie. Garcia's best save became a birdie on 13 after his second shot disappeared off a bank toward the tributary of Rae's Creek.

Sport Late Iafallo lifts Minnesota Duluth past Harvard, 2-1
Author: 0 Late Iafallo lifts Minnesota Duluth past Harvard, 2-1

It was a worthy matchup of the two top seeds in the tournament. He scored his first just under five minutes into the period. Within those spurts, confidence proved contagious. "And that's just what we want to provide". Panic could be contagious, too. "And she just told me, 'Don't worry, they're doing fine'". After all, panic is produced from a lack of confidence, and the Pioneers never wavered in their focus down the stretch.

Sport Mesut Ozil wants to know Arsene Wenger's future before committing to Arsenal
Author: 0 Mesut Ozil wants to know Arsene Wenger's future before committing to Arsenal

We have to believe towards next season. Mesut Ozil has once again hinted that his future at Arsenal will depend on the decision made by manager Arsene Wenger over whether he stays or leaves this summer. I love London , it is great to live here but I can not say what will happen in the future. "I haven't thought about that (not finishing in top four)".

Sport Pacific Division title, playoff seeding at stake on last day
Author: 0 Pacific Division title, playoff seeding at stake on last day

The Penguins had taken a 3-2 lead early in the third when a shot by Jake Guentzel bounced off Nikita Zaitsev and Gardiner before dribbling between McElhinney's legs. The Maple Leafs starting netminder went down with an injury, banged into by a minor leaguer in the crease. Given how far they've come from 30th place, the Leafs could probably live with one more day of drama, as long as there's life for them next week.

Author: 0 Fowler joins four-way tie atop Masters

Spieth shot a 3-under round of 69 on Friday that featured three birdies in the final six holes. Jordan Spieth, trying to bounce back from his back nine meltdown in the Masters previous year when he had a five-shot lead in his title defense, carded a 68.

Author: 0 Rose and Garcia lead the Masters going into final round

Jordan Spieth, trying to bounce back from his back nine meltdown in the Masters previous year when he had a five-shot lead in his title defense, carded a 68. Just his luck, the ball bounced softly off the bank and stayed up, and from there the Spaniard hit a tough chip to tap-in range to turn potential bogey into a birdie.

Author: 0 U.S. joins Syrian war, bombs base

Earlier today, Trump congratulated the armed forces "for representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack". But the cancellation, which came after discussions with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson, led to him being criticised as " Washington's poodle".

Sport Chelsea ace Eden Hazard on Bournemouth win: We passed pressure test
Author: 0 Chelsea ace Eden Hazard on Bournemouth win: We passed pressure test

The player himself has talked about staying at Stamford Bridge, but public utterances aside it has been claimed Real Madrid could get their man if they make an approach in the summer. However, Conte did agree that the battle for the title was now a two-horse race involving his side and London rivals Spurs. What's amusing for us is the fervor with which they pin their hopes to Spurs just twelve months after gleefully dancing on their graves as Leicester City confirmed their most unlikely ...

Sport Play ball! Opening day in majors, Cubs begin title defense
Author: 0 Play ball! Opening day in majors, Cubs begin title defense

The Cardinals aren't listening to prognosticators. "His stuff was electric, and I think it can set a tone for the rest of the staff". How do you top past year? Give Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh some credit. Like the Milwaukee Brewers , the Cincinnati Reds tore their roster down completely over the past two years and are hoping better days are ahead. He made that confidence look well-placed on Sunday, striking out 10 and walking none.

Sport Hawks missing Millsap, Bazemore against Cavaliers
Author: 0 Hawks missing Millsap, Bazemore against Cavaliers

The Hawks grabbed their second straight victory, moving a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. While Westbrook failed to break a tie with Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season, he did join him as the only players in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for an entire season.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho left annoyed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic non

United have won just once at home in the league in 2017, with the likes of West Brom, Bournemouth and Hull each taking a point away from the Theatre of Dreams since the turn of the year. Football, in spite of being the most played game on the earth, remains miles behind other sports when it comes to technology: rugby, cricket, American football and tennis have all benefitted from the implementation of video technology over the last decade or so; why must the lovely game lag behind? Mourinho ...

Author: 0 Schlupp reveals key reason for joining Crystal Palace

Hopefully, the North London club will be able to get the better of Palace, and they've certainly got history on their side with Arsenal only losing once in the last 15 meetings (W11 D3 L1). I think he will get it, too. " Arsenal need to go into the Crystal Palace game to win it ", Crooks said on the BBC's Final Score programme. However, defeat would see them become the first team to lose seven consecutive top-flight home London derbies.

Sport Ronaldo honoured with 'likeness' at renamed Madeira airport
Author: 0 Ronaldo honoured with 'likeness' at renamed Madeira airport

Twitter users, in true internet fashion was quick to poke fun at the unfortunate bronze likeness , saying that it looked more like a number of things and people, and definitely not the football ace. Pictures of the terrfying bust has garnered a mixed reaction online with many football fans poking fun at statute's uncanny ability to sear its image into your brain.

Sport Raptors assured of top-3 seed in East with win over Knicks
Author: 0 Raptors assured of top-3 seed in East with win over Knicks

A dunk by Hassan Whiteside tied the score at 82 with 4:43 left in the Game but Serge Ibaka answered with a 3-pointer 22 seconds later and the Heat never caught the Raptors again. Joseph, who had his own struggles earlier in the year at both ends of the floor appears to have put all of that behind him. We can't let one turnover turn into two and give them opportunities to get out and run and get a couple of buckets.

Author: 0 Daniel Cormier Miraculously Makes Weight At UFC 210 Weigh

The Olympian talked about his fight before stating how he hoped that this was not Johnson's last fight in the UFC. "It definitely lit a fire under my ass to train harder, and know what I needed to do to be this guy", Johnson said. Cormier looks to retaliate and lands an overhand right. I would love to fight him again and beat him, but if I don't fight him, especially for something that I can not control, I'll be fine.

Sport Shakespeare in royal company after Foxes win
Author: 0 Shakespeare in royal company after Foxes win

There are fears at Leicester City that midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be snapped up by top Premier League sides like Arsenal and Manchester United . Within twenty minutes it was 2-0. Ndidi was voted the man of the match for his goal-scoring performance in Leicester City's 2-0 victory over Stoke .

Author: 0 Bilic says Irons must be… West Ham united

We have had some good games from the Gunners since then, such as the 5-0 demolition of Southampton in the FA cup and the battering of the Swiss champions Basel in the final Champions League group game, but since the turn of the year there has not been much for us Gooners to shout about.

Sport Ibrahimovic inspiration keeps Man United in top-four race
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic inspiration keeps Man United in top-four race

Boom! Goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header. Meanwhile, Mourinho admits United couldn't have kept Jesse Lingard had they not agreed to pay him £100,000-a-week. The lovely weather that we are not used to playing football in and with this temperature, the game was played with a slower intensity but we found lots of space in the second half with one player more on the pitch.

Sport Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown
Author: 0 Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

And it looked easy against Rahm, too, at least on the front nine, when Johnson raced out to a 5-up lead before, finally, making golf look a little hard down the stretch. Las Vegas now has Johnson listed as the overwhelming Masters favorite at 5-to-1 odds. "I didn't give him any holes, except for 10 (where) I three-putted", he said.

Author: 0 Fowler weighs in on Thompson controversy

She was fighting tears as she hit her tee shot at 13, but she birdied the hole and was tied for the lead at 13-under. As a result she was handed a two-stroke penalty and an additional two shots were docked for producing an incorrect scorecard in round three.

Author: 0 India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated two rail and a road connectivity project via video conferencing. Lashing out at such ideology, PM further stated that it is very risky as this mentality gives more weight age to terrorism that humanity and more than development they believe in destruction.

Sport Dana White disses MMA media for overzealous reporting of UFC 210
Author: 0 Dana White disses MMA media for overzealous reporting of UFC 210

Johnson is most risky in the opening minutes of a fight. Instead, he was a man trying to grapple early and often, which isn't his strength. It turned out to be a bad decision. "I hope that Anthony Johnson isn't walking away from this sport". It's been more than 20 years since a UFC event has been held in Buffalo, but that all changes tonight when the mixed martial arts giant returns to the Queen City.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs beat Penguins to wrap up playoff spot

We've known for a couple days now that the Washington Capitals will be the top seed in the East and have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, but we won't know who their first round opponent is until the very last day of the regular season.

Sport Ronald Koeman struggling to understand Leicester's change in fortunes
Author: 0 Ronald Koeman struggling to understand Leicester's change in fortunes

He held off blowing his whistle when Daniel Amartey pulled down Kevin Mirallas, allowing Davies the advantage to side-step Robert Huth and fire the Toffees ahead. Ademola Lookman could come back into the picture whilst Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to be fit in midfield. Leicester struck back three minutes later though with a trademark counter-attack, Demarai Gray bursting deep into home territory before he slipped the ball to Islam Slimani and the Algerian coolly side-footed past Joel ...

Sport Chelsea answering every test of their title credentials, says Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea answering every test of their title credentials, says Conte

Yet an Adam Smith own goal , and further efforts from Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso ensured they comfortably beat the hosts to regain their seven-point advantage. "It's crucial that you know this to compare the teams in the best manner". "It was important for us to win after many days without a win", said Guardiola, whose side lost 2-1 at Chelsea in mid-week after three successive draws.

Author: 0 Get Ready For The Grand National 2017

The safety changes made to the course in 2011 and 2012, which reduced the size of numerous jumps and drops and levelled out the take offs and landings, seem to have made it more of a young horse's race - perhaps because the "safer" jumps don't require quite so much skill as the old ones.

Sport Manchester United players not in love with the goal: Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Manchester United players not in love with the goal: Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's decision to award Jesse Lingard a new four-year contract has received widespread criticism from the social media with some sections of the United fans and pundits claiming the English winger does not really deserve the £100,000 per week wage he will earn.

Sport Kang shoots 63, sets Houston Open 36-hole record
Author: 0 Kang shoots 63, sets Houston Open 36-hole record

Mickelson, one of 18 Augusta-bound players who made the cut in Houston , tied for 55th in his final tune-up for what he hopes will be a fourth Green Jacket. Henley finished at 20-under 268 for a three-shot victory, the third of his career and first since 2014. "It s not in my head", Kang said of that tantalizing possibility.

Author: 0 Westbrook one rebound from record mark

After the play, he acknowledged the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which had stood in appreciation. Westbrook gave Zielinski a quick nod. A guard typically doesn't play close to the hoop, but Westbrook has always been a solid rebounder for a guard.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Ties Oscar Robertson In The Most Un-Westbrook Way Possible

Westbrook sealed his night with a stellar third quarter - six points, five rebounds , five assists , two steals and zero turnovers - assisting on five of the Thunder's six baskets to stretch the lead to 29. Thompson's second 40-point game of the season featured seven three-pointers in 14 attempts. In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City scored 24 points, and Westbrook scored or assisted on 19 of those.

Author: 0 Davis Cup: US wins doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal

Nick Kyrgios defeated American John Isner in three tight sets to put Australia up 2-0 in their Davis Cup tie in Brisbane . "We're certainly not happy with the score but we're professionals and we'll be ready to play tomorrow". Kyrgios had the crowd at Pat Rafter Arena in the palm of his hand as he wrestled victory from Isner, who said he felt like he would have beaten most other players in the world with his performance.

Author: 0 Pieters' patience, talent gets him share of Masters lead

Palmer competed in his first Masters in 1955, finishing tied for 10th. "He just kind of started talking and I just listened". Rickie Fowler was third at 5 under while Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters victor, headed a group of three who were two strokes back.

Author: 0 National Hockey League decision on Olympics regrettable — IOC

But us players we want to go and represent our countries. "So I don't know, somebody [is] going to tell me, 'Don't go, ' I don't care, I just go", Ovechkin said. "For us, the players are always welcome". The lack of presence at the Olympics will not help the cause. Ovechkin said Tuesday he would play at the games anyway, suggesting the National Hockey League was bluffing.

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