After London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thumped Watford 4-0 to cut their lead to four points, Chelsea faced a potentially hard visit to the sun-drenched south coast. Tottenham's 11th consecutive home league win and seventh league victory in which the team has scored at least four goals put Spurs on 68 points. Someone said in the changing room that we know the most important thing is our result, that's what we have to focus on, especially in training during the week to be ready for the game.
Both played in Bayern's 4-1 defeat of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday. But Hummels let out a cry after injuring his right ankle in Sunday's training session and was taken away on a golf cart after treatment, leaving Bayern waiting to see how bad the injury is.
The Portuguese admitted that the 21-year-old was "reading the game well" in the 3-0 win at a seemingly doomed Sunderland . Manchester United fans were caught by surprise when Jose Mourinho named his starting line-up for the Premier League clash against Sunderland .
More than anything, Garcia closed out this Masters Saturday with no more excuses left in his bag. They had a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, who made birdies on all four of the par 5s to offset a few mistakes in a round of 71. He made birdies on the 13th hole - his third of the tournament on the par 5 - and 15th to inch within a shot of the top. It always happens on the back, on Amen Corner, or on holes 15, 16 and 18.
Cormier won the vacant light heavyweight title when he submitted Johnson in the third round at UFC 187. In their last fight, Cormier was dropped by a Johnson right hand shortly after the fight began but went on to win by submission. Cormier won the first fight, but the rematch nearly didn't happen after Cormier initially missed weight this morning. "He is allowed, according to commission policy, up to two hours to get back on the scale".
Only one player - Harry Vardon at the 1896 Open Championship - has won after trailing by 10 or more after the first round, but playing from behind at Augusta is a new experience for Spieth. Garcia said. "I've had so many good chances, and either I lost them or someone has done something extraordinary to beat me". Charley Hoffman had a birdie on the ninth hole to make the turn with a two-stroke lead in Saturday's third round at the Masters.
You have teams you know before the game you can score. "Now it will be a normal week in preparation for Tottenham". Playing right now is great. 'We know if we want to be champions we've got to go to win every game. Five more wins will be enough to bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge, and Alonso says there is a unity of objective among everyone at Chelsea to see it done.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadrous II was presiding over the Palm Sunday celebrations in the cathedral, but he is reported to be unharmed. To my dear brother, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, to the Coptic Church and to all the dear Egyptian nation I express my deep condolences.
Of all the ones, he did it at The Masters. Playing together in the second-to-last twosome, Jordan Spieth (75) and Rickie Fowler (76) crumbled. The drama and intensity really ratcheted up at the 13th. Actually, it looked like Rose might win going away when Garcia's swing turned wobbly on the back side. It was, right down to Garcia's unbridled reaction to finally winning a major championship.
Spurs' 4-0 thrashing of Watford in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off handed Chelsea the challenge of winning on the south coast to maintain their league stranglehold. And we must have the same desire. "Don't forget last season Tottenham fought for the title until the end which means they are a really good team". I tell them that I am very happy at Chelsea , ' Costa told SFR Sport .
Olympic champion and 2013 U.S. Open victor Justin Rose posted the round of the day Saturday with a 5-under 67, and he's tied for the 54-hole lead at 6 under with Sergio Garcia , who's seeking his first major victory in his 74th attempt - they're the only two players in the field who have avoided an above-par round this week.
Booker, with a 3-pointer less than two minutes into the game, passed Kobe Bryant to move into fourth place on the National Basketball Association scoring list of players before their 21st birthday. "We became the team that was becoming attacked rather than us attacking", Irving said. The Hawks recorded 39 assists and moved a game ahead of Milwaukee for fifth place in the East.
This time four years ago, David Moyes was one of the Premier League's most respected managers. We'll have a look at it. The midfielder, who joined United from Tottenham in 2006, said if he does join another club "it won't be anywhere else in England", adding: "I've had too many good times here to do that elsewhere".
Sanzaar yesterday revealed that the struggling Sunwolves were never in danger of Super Rugby's cull because of the governing body's desire to grow the sport in Asia. Changes to Investec Super Rugby's structure will boost the competition's ability to achieve its long term strategic goals, allowing all teams to benefit from an internationally strong, robust and exciting tournament, New Zealand Rugby said today.
Westbrook secured his 42nd triple-double, breaking the record established by Oscar Robertson in 1962, with a pass to Semaj Christon that cut Denver's lead to 10 points with a little more than four minutes left. Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles had stood since the 1961-62 season. However, the Nuggets still have as good of chance to win this game as the Thunder do.
Even without Westbrook's record-setting pace, there would still be nearly two-thirds more triple-doubles as there were just four seasons ago. Needless to say, the six-time All-Star is putting up MVP numbers - 31. It's likely only a matter of time before Westbrook has the most triple-doubles in National Basketball Association history, but in today's scoring environment, coupled with a lack of meaningful rebounds and spotty defensive effort, it looks more impressive than it is.
Gallinari, who may have played his final home game with the Nuggets, exploded for 22 points in the third quarter to help the Nuggets open a 13-point lead. Now, the owner of a record once thought unbreakable, a new dialogue will abound concerning how long Russell Westbrook's name will remain unrivaled in the annals of single-season triple-double lore.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled United's advantage at the start of the second half, and substitute Marcus Rashford added a third at the death to leave the Black Cats, who have now not scored a league goal in 11 hours and 15 minutes of football, staring relegation full in the face.
After chants against his during that match, former Chelsea boss Mourinho pointedly noted that "Judas is number one", referring to his three Premier League titles in the team, and Conte needs his players to stay concentrated on the job in hand with seven matches remaining.
Saturday's round began with a logjam near the top and, while some of the names are different, not much is different in terms of how close the players are to one another. 12", he said. Rose, who became the first English victor of the US Open for 43 years at Merion in 2013, carded a third round of 67 to finish six under par, a total matched by Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia.
One day after starting and playing 90 minutes for England as they defeated Lithuania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli was full of praise for his global manager. he was thrilled to be back involved in the squad". "I enjoyed it, it's been a good week, " said Defoe, who led the team out alongside Bradley Lowery - the terminally ill five-year-old Sunderland fan with whom he has formed such a bond.
Tim Hardaway Jr . scored 22 points and former Cav Mike Dunleavy added 20 off the bench for the Hawks, who with the win moved one game above the Milwaukee Bucks for fifth in the Eastern Conference. Lue said he will rest G Kyrie Irving and F LeBron James before the playoffs but not until the Cavs clinched the East. ADAM SILVER , the commissioner, said Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 All-Star Game after a recent change to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination ...
They removed a tumor of about 3.5 centimeters, which was almost at the threshold for chemotherapy. "We've just got to make sure we're staying on top of it and actually just get back to focusing on golf". Day knew his concentration was shot in Austin when he picked a club for a 145-yard shot and hit it 160 yards. "They are also such nice guys. You don't need to come out and shoot 65 the first day but you're better off shooting something under par".
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The Ottawa Senators wrapped up second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. A night after making 30 stops in a home ice shutout over the Buffalo Sabres, Panthers goalie James Reimer started again and made 38 saves to whitewash Washington, earning his 18th win of the season in the process.
He officially chucked in the towel on his Premier League title hopes - with nearly a fifth of the season still to go. TOTTENHAM manager Mauricio Pochettino has downplayed recent comments by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggesting that whereas the West Londoners expect to win, Spurs merely hope to do so.
And Paul Millsap , Atlanta's most valuable player by far, scored nine points in six minutes, including this incredibly chaotic baseline jumper that sent the game into overtime. As it stands, the Hawks are now 40-38 and currently shaking off the Milwaukee Bucks for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston, which won over the Charlotte Hornets, 121-114 on Saturday, is just one-half game behind the Cavs in the team standings.
This year was the first Masters tournament since Arnold Palmer's passing, and those participating tried their best to live up to the excitement the legend brought to the sport. Everyone figured this was coming, right? "I can be a stubborn man", Garcia said. Yet somehow the momentum seemed to be Garcia's. Garcia, with 19 years' worth of disappointment in the major championships behind him - literally if not figuratively - followed that with a birdie on the 14th and then a spectacular eagle ...
At four-under-par for the tournament, American Charley Hoffman and Sergio Garcia will start their round at 5am (AEST), while Belgian gun Thomas Pieters and world No.8 Rickie Fowler are the group in front at 4.50am. He says he will need an exceptional final round to get into contention, and then it might be a case of wait and see. "Guys can either melt down or guys can from behind the win big".
On its Twitter account , Woodstock police said Nixon left his home around 10 a.m. April 8. "According to the Facebook page of the Woodstock Police Department, "[Nixon] left for a tee time at a local golf course, but never arrived". Nixton, 58, spent parts of 17 seasons in the majors with the Yankees, Indians, Expos, Braves, Red Sox, Rangers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Twins. Anyone with information on Nixon's whereabouts is asked to call 911.
Lewis Hamilton scored a flag-to-flag victory in the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Sunday in a race that proved it is possible to pass in the new wider generation of vehicle. "It was a very good race, did not expect to finish here on the podium", said Verstappen, who was voted driver of the day by the spectators here in the grandstands.
It seemed Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side had blown any chance of reeling in Chelsea when they trailed Swansea City 1-0 in the 88th minute on Wednesday. I did it and I think we will be better. It wasn't easy. But when you play against City, it's normal to suffer in some parts of the game. The City boss said it was frustrating not to be involved in the title race but added his side still have a lot to play for.
Victory may have come a little easier for Daniel Cormier than the last time he faced Anthony Johnson, but still the champion walked away from UFC 210 with a broken nose for his troubles. I didn't tell Dana White. "I'd put just about everybody ahead [of Jon Jones] and make them the main event". Johnson who held at record of 22-6, and just 33 years of age chose to call it quits.
The winger drew the defenders before setting up his teammate for an easy finish. Yet the Champions League also accounted for the end of Craig Shakespeare's ideal start. A score of 2-2 never looked like being the eventual outcome and Ronald Koeman's side were in front again prior to the interval. "It was a good reaction to going 2-1 down".
FORT WORTH - No other driver has had more success at Texas Motor Speedway than Jimmie Johnson . Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski both turned in top-10 performances Sunday in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean called the country's player pool "as deep as it has ever been", and executive Jim Johannson - who could be tasked with putting the team together - said the US will "have 25 great stories on the ice in South Korea and will go to the Olympics with medal expectations".
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Maroune Fellaini for his "mistake" in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday evening. Phil Jagielka had provided a lead for Everton in the first half, but he said he was disappointed that "one lack of judgement" was enough to cost them two points after Ashley Williams handled the ball in the box in stoppage time, leading to United's equalising penalty.
Ozil spearheaded a morale-boosting 3-0 win over West Ham as the playmaker scored his first goal since December 10. The YouTube video entitled "We're Going Down!" might be an opinion shared by a growing number of West Ham supporters at the current moment, with the club now sitting 15th in the Premier League league table, just five points above Swansea City in 18th.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Saturday's light heavyweight championship fight and UFC 210 main event between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson is official, although it has already fallen under some controversy. And while the element of surprise worked for one round, Cormier's superior grappling took over in the second. "You've got to have the total package to beat people at a certain level in this sport, and DC is closer to that level of having that ideal, complete game".
And what I needed to do. "I'm just thrilled to be standing here, it's always a attractive thing to have". Spain's Sergio Garcia captured his first major golf title yesterrday after 73 failed attempts, making a birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Rose and win the 81st Masters.
Westbrook etched his name in history by recording eight assists and ensuring the first triple-double average in a season since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62. "And I can say this without blinking, that what Russell Westbrook has done truly - even (though) Harden is close to him - but what he's done, he's got to be the MVP of the league".
After London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thumped Watford 4-0 to cut their lead to four points, Chelsea faced a potentially hard visit to the sun-drenched south coast. "Because I think under the pressure you get the best from yourself". "In England it doesn't exist, an easy game". The trio have scored 38 league goals between them with a combination of strength, skill and guile to spearhead their title challenge.
His third game with the Avs was their 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday, and Colorado will take a 22-55-4 record into the season finale Sunday at St. Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) scores a goal against Colorado Avalanche goalie Jeremy Smith (40) during an overtime shootout during an NHL hockey game in Dallas , Saturday, April 8, 2017.
His 42nd triple-double of the season, and his third with 50 points or better, allowed him to finally tick off the mark he has been on target for throughout this historic season he has put together. "I'm just competitor. I'm sure if someone's chasing a record at home in OKC, you know he'd be feeling the same way". The dish was Westbrook's sixth of the game, his 820th of the season, which clinched a double-digit assist average.
The 43-year-old has been star-crossed at majors his entire career, but his Masters track record is sterling (five top 10s since 2010). "To do it on Seve's 60th birthday, and to join him and Olazabal, my two golfing idols is incredible". He took an unplayable lie penalty, then punched into the fairway. Under pressure, both Rose and Garcia flubbed their birdie putts, allowing for a playoff.
So he beat the heat. In reality, Johnson started at the back because he had to change tires after the spin. But the most interesting part of the endeavor was the fact the track knocked the banking of turns 1 and 2 from 24 degrees down to 20 and widened the racing surface from 60 to 80 feet.
Cormier's title will be on the line at UFC 210. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have both commented on Cormier's near-weight miss today for his fight against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 . "I gave my commitment to another job, something that I've been wanting to do for a while, it's not MMA related or anything like that". But Manuwa is not interested in watching Jones given what he sees as his fight and is only flying out to UFC 210 because the American will be there.
Today's 25 points pulls Hamilton joint level with Vettel in the race for the 2017 drivers' championship on 43 points after two rounds. Hamilton took the opportunity to take on the dry tyres and it worked out perfectly for the Briton as he emerged from the pit lane still in the lead.
Saturday had something for everyone at the Masters, including the promise of more to come . Rose, who became the first English victor of the US Open for 43 years at Merion in 2013, carded a third round of 67 to finish six under par, with halfway joint leader Garcia shooting 70.
The race to claim the 2nd wild card spot has been in full spring for a while now but now that it is the only spot remaining and the Toronto Maple Leafs failed to grab a playoff-clinching win, the spot is still up for grabs. Then at 14:11, Point unleashed a heavy wrist shot from the slot that beat Andersen top-shelf for his second goal of the game and 16th of the season late in the third period.
Hazard reached 14 Premier League goals in a season for the third time in his Chelsea career as the Blues prevailed 3-1 on the south coast. "We have to continue in this way to play game by game and be focused and concentrated, because for sure Tottenham have a great desire to win the title", Conte added.