Author: 0 Las Vegas oddsmakers favor Chicago Cubs to repeat in 2017

The ESPN telecast delivered a 2.3 metered market rating, up 10 percent from a year ago, which was a World Series rematch between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals. Seems like he's gotten through some of his emotional problems. "He has as good of a right-handed arm as any in the league", Maddon told ESPN . The Cubs are prepared for the relatively quick turnaround, having advanced to the NL Championship Series the year before they won the World Series.

Author: 0 Westbrook (45 points) leads Thunder over Grizzlies

However, Memphis gained their first lead (14-13) thanks to a Vince Carter 3 pointer. Westbrook now has four more games to achieve the mark, with the Thunder due to face Phoenix on Friday in their next game. The teams meet on Wednesday for first place and temporary ownership of the top seed and home-court advantage until the NBA Finals. Bucks play at IN on Thursday.

Sport Chelsea passed title test - Hazard
Author: 0 Chelsea passed title test - Hazard

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.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I feel like Benjamin Button'

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 .

Author: 0 Rose takes lead and confidence into Masters final day

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.

Author: 0 Cormier takes two tries at UFC 210 weigh

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".

Author: 0 Garcia ends major drought in dramatic playoff win at Masters

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.

Sport Conte hails leaders Chelsea's willpower
Author: 0 Conte hails leaders Chelsea's willpower

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.

Sport How former Georgia golfers finished at the 2017 Masters
Author: 0 How former Georgia golfers finished at the 2017 Masters

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.

Author: 0 I don´t smell the title! Conte wants Chelsea focus

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 .

Author: 0 Spieth goes on 3rd-round charge at Masters

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.

Author: 0 Celtics slip up at Hawks, 123-116

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.

Sport Michael Carrick looking to prosper with Manchester United on familiar ground
Author: 0 Michael Carrick looking to prosper with Manchester United on familiar ground

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".

Sport Super Rugby to revert to 15-team format
Author: 0 Super Rugby to revert to 15-team format

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.

Sport Westbrook breaks Robertson's National Basketball Association single-season triple-double record
Author: 0 Westbrook breaks Robertson's National Basketball Association single-season triple-double record

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.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Has Marveled Before Our Eyes This Season

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.

Author: 0 Westbrook sets record with 42nd triple-double

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.

Sport Mourinho explains De Gea absence against Sunderland
Author: 0 Mourinho explains De Gea absence against Sunderland

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.

Author: 0 Conte wants Chelsea to control emotions against Man Utd

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.

Author: 0 Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead The Masters

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.

Sport Terminally Ill Bradley Lowery Leads Out England With Best Mate Jermain Defoe
Author: 0 Terminally Ill Bradley Lowery Leads Out England With Best Mate Jermain Defoe

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.

Author: 0 Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks in stunning OT win over Cavs

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 ...

Sport Butch Harmon: Dustin Johnson the player to beat at the Masters
Author: 0 Butch Harmon: Dustin Johnson the player to beat at the Masters

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".

Author: 0 Erik Karlsson: Erik Karlsson will miss final 2 games

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.

Sport Pep Guardiola's injury headache eases ahead of Hull City clash
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola's injury headache eases ahead of Hull City clash

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.

Author: 0 Hawks stun Cavaliers despite absence of stars

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.

Author: 0 Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters

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 ...

Sport Vibrant azaleas didn't make the cut this year at the Masters
Author: 0 Vibrant azaleas didn't make the cut this year at the Masters

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".

Sport Otis Nixon, former Braves outfielder, is missing
Author: 0 Otis Nixon, former Braves outfielder, is missing

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.

Sport F1 2017 Chinese Grand Prix result: Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai
Author: 0 F1 2017 Chinese Grand Prix result: Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai

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.

Sport Manchester City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost
Author: 0 Manchester City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost

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.

Author: 0 Anthony Johnson shuts down talk of National Football League career

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.

Sport The player always decides - Koeman can not promise Lukaku will stay
Author: 0 The player always decides - Koeman can not promise Lukaku will stay

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".

Author: 0 Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win

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.

Author: 0 National Hockey League players will not play in 2018 Olympics

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".

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho questions Luke Shaw's understanding of the game despite impressive cameo

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.

Author: 0 Mesut Ozil hailed by Theo Walcott after West Ham win

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.

Author: 0 UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night

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".

Author: 0 Garcia beats Rose to claim Masters Green Jacket

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.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson's record with 42nd triple-double

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".

Author: 0 Marcos Alonso says Chelsea 'have seven finals left' to clinch the title

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.

Sport Ruff not returning as Stars coach after missing playoffs
Author: 0 Ruff not returning as Stars coach after missing playoffs

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.

Author: 0 Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

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.

Sport Garcia Wins 1st Major Title At Masters
Author: 0 Garcia Wins 1st Major Title At Masters

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.

Author: 0 Harvick earns 1st NASCAR Cup pole on fresh Texas track

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.

Author: 0 UFC 210 Fight Card, Betting Odds, Start Time And Live Stream Info

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.

Sport Hamilton wins in China, Vettel second
Author: 0 Hamilton wins in China, Vettel second

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.

Author: 0 Rose, Garcia share Masters lead, setting up drama-filled final round

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.

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