Bottom line: the Celtics should fare well against the Bulls in a potential first round series. The Chicago Bulls would love to not only make the playoffs, but get the #7 seed and avoid playing Cleveland in the opening round. The Pacers (40-40) are seventh in the East, a game ahead of the Heat and Bulls . The Bulls do own the tiebreaker over the Heat. Chicago used the three-ball in its run, going 11-24 from distance in the game.
Openers Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler got Mumbai Indians off to a strong start. The duo had come into the game after powering the Knight Riders to a comprehensive ten-wicket win over Gujarat Lions at Rajkot two nights ago after putting up a first wicket all-time high record of 184 with Lynn cracking a 41-ball 93.
Current Arsenal top scorer Alexis Sanchez also came through the academy, before moving to Europe to join Udinese in 2006. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger once again refuses to budge when asked to confirm whether he will still be in charge of the club beyond the end of the season.
It looked as if the two dropped points would allow second place Barcelona to draw level with Real Madrid , but once again Luis Enrique's side badly fluffed their lines as they lost 2-0 away to Malaga, who are now just about safe from relegation.
Instead of pouting, he figured out how to make par. Sergio Garcia had always been his harshest critic, once saying he was not good enough to win a major, but on Sunday he buried decades of heartbreak and meltdowns by clinching a stirring win at the U.S.
Meanwhile, Khris Davis launched his fourth homer, a two-run blast in the fourth inning, and that was all it would take to get the A's back to.500 at 4-4 once Santiago Casilla and Sean Doolittle finished up in relief. The Royals made a little noise in the ninth with Lorenzo Cain drawing a one-out walk and advancing to third on Salvador Perez's ground-ball single to left.
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. "At this level, we need the fantastic body he has to play football fantastic physical qualities he has, the very good technical ability he has but he can not play with my understanding of the game", Mourinho said.
The joint command centre also said the presence of U.S troops in northern Syria where Washington has hundreds of special forces helping the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to oust Islamic State was "illegal" and that Washington had a long-term plan to occupy the area.
But, aware Coutinho was struggling with diarrhoea and Firmino had been tired, Reds boss Klopp admitted it was a big decision to bring on the Brazilians at the break as he feared they would only last 30 minutes. Combine that with the endless tapping up from various Barca players (most frequently Neymar), and it'll take a lot of will power for Coutinho to reject such a dream transfer.
He put his tee shot in the water on the par-3 16th, and he took two shots to get out of a bunker on the 17th. World number two Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, shot 71 to stand on 216 and was not confident of a victory that would complete a career grand slam.
There was obvious lack of familiarity there, but any starting lineup sans Ellis seems to work in Indiana's favor, which could make Stephenson a prime candidate for an expedited promotion into the starting lineup, though taking away ball handling from Jeff Teague , who overcome a awful start to finish with 17 points and 11 assists probably isn't going to be in the best interest of Teague's role with Indiana.
It helps that CONCACAF as a whole is behind the bid. The only time FIFA approved a joint bid was for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan. How might this work, logistically? This tournament will host 48 teams-up from the current format of 32 teams-which means there will be 20 more games than there are now.
WIZARDS 118, HORNETS 111: John Wall scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter, and Washington hurt Charlotte's playoff chances with a win at home. Joe Johnson added 13 points and Shelvin Mack chipped in 12 off the bench for the Jazz , who earned their seventh consecutive home victory. Kyle Lowry had 27 points and 10 assists in his return from a wrist injury to help Toronto rally to beat Detroit 105-102.
His approach nearly landed straight in the cup, but stopped about 15 feet from the hole. He would have put himself probably too far behind. "I've had so many good chances and either I lost them or someone has done something extraordinary to beat me", said Garcia.
Robertson also holds the career record with 182 triple-doubles, so Russ has 102 to go. @russwest44 records his 42nd triple-double, drops 50 PTS & hits the game-winner at the buzzer! Westbrook finished with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Congratulations to Russell Westbrook on a magnificent season", Robertson wrote for the Undefeated . It's an otherworldly accomplishment that could be easily be compared with numerous other all-time great sports accomplishments-Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting ...
And Dylan Bundy was sublime in his outing, but I can't stop thinking about Hyun Soo Kim's base hit against Dellin Betances in the seventh inning of Saturday's win over NY. Sanchez took a practice swing and grimaced in pain, and the Yankees removed him following a brief chat with the trainer. The last Yankee to accomplish such a feat was Alex Rodriguez, who notched 3,115 career hits and 696 homers for the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees from 1994 to 2016.
Anichebe says manager David Moyes is always on to his players to remain tight as a unit, stay in the game and maintain their concentration levels even if they go a goal down. "We need to just keep fighting, that's the basis of what we have to do". Sunday's defeat was the latest disappointment for Sunderland, but Anichebe is attempting to stay positive in their battle against relegation.
Considered by many to likely become the primary rival of Tiger Woods, Garcia developed a reputation for struggling in the biggest moments. Garcia was low amateur at the Masters that year. Garcia had two putts to win outright, and he made the birdie putt for the victory. Els has played the Masters 23 times. He lost a three-shot lead in the final round at Carnoustie in the 2007 British Open, and after losing in a playoff to Padraig Harrington, he said he was playing against "more than the ...
The San Francisco 49ers have announced the team's 2017 preseason opponents . As much as people don't want to read into the preseason, it would be nice to see the Saints get off on the right foot for a change, even if the games don't really matter.
He tied a career-high with his seventh straight triple-double, and needs two more to tie the mark for consecutive triple-doubles set by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain in March 1968. The Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three game losing streak, riding a balanced scoring attack to a 92-74 win over the Denver Nuggets Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea a fifth-minute lead, but the excellent Wilfried Zaha equalised four minutes later and Benteke struck Palace's second after 11 minutes. The loss was Chelsea's second since September and fourth of the season. Conte urged his side to put the defeat against Palace behind them by returning to winning ways when City visit Chelsea on Wednesday.
The Series decided third test match has held at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi . Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reacts after dismissing Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell during the 3rd day of the 4th Test at Dharamsala , on Monday. The pitch played up really well throughout the series, giving a chance to the bowlers and the batsman. But it was the captain who kept insisting that his team was good enough to fire even if he had an off day.
In a game which was expected to be an easy victory for the Catalans, Michel's side proved their tenacity and gave very few chances to Barca to open up. Atletico's forward line comprising of Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann charged early in the game but failed to put the ball past Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
It was a key victory for Mercedes , which headed into the race second place in the overall standings following an upset victory by Ferrari in Australia last month. "I'm fighting up against a four-time world champion (and) he is at his best and he is phenomenally quick". "It is going to be one of the closest, if not the closest, fights [driver championship battle] I have experienced".
I still believed there were a lot of holes I could go after. "I feel like I play as aggressive as anyone around here", he said. Sergio Garcia, who captured his greatest victory in 20 years of major golf Sunday by winning the Masters , said he felt the presence of the late Seve Ballesteros helping pull him through.
Opponents Leicester will be without captain Wes Morgan when they travel to Spain for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Barkley played 90 minutes against Leicester but his future was thrown into doubt as manager Ronald Koeman later said the player would have to be sold if he does not sign a new contract.
Instead, Cleveland allowed the Hawks to get back into the game despite leading 93-67 at the start of the fourth quarter, and the Hawks got the benefit of a few very questionable calls that helped them earn a 126-125 overtime victory. They took the lead for good on a three-pointer by Mike Muscala with 35 seconds remaining. That may be, but failure to stop a slumping offense in two straight games (with rest in between) is worrisome.
Westbrook also moved into a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the all-time list with his 78th career triple-double - helping the playoff-bound Thunder record their largest margin of victory this season. 6 seed in the West to 3 ½ games. "It showed that he was sharing the ball, and everybody was benefiting from that". The scoring attack was refreshingly balanced, a happy medium that's been hard for Westbrook and the Thunder to find this season.
Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. We apologise for the overbook situation. In case you missed it, passengers on a United plane bound for Kentucky were told the flight was overbooked , and as always, employees asked for volunteers to take a later flight to make room.
After failing in his second bid to win the UFC light heavyweight championship, losing via a second-round submission to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 on Saturday in New York, Johnson surprisingly retired. Following that announcement, Johnson quickly made his way to the locker room but Cormier was not done celebrating his victory. "I think he's just really upset I'm here and I may have stolen some of his spotlight, but that wasn't my intention.
While West Ham move up to 36 points, Swansea , on 28 points, face a huge fight on their hands if they are going to extend their six-year run of top-flight football for another year. However, Heaton's heroics left Boro, who are now without a league win in 14 attempts dating back to December 17th, in ever deeper trouble with just seven games remaining.
But veteran midfielder Carrick has not given up on securing a return to European football's top table through the league. "I'm just grateful for the club's support", Moyes said. We tried everything and in the end the goal arrived. Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Everton saw United drop further off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification, despite Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all being back and available following injury and suspension lay-offs.
The Raiders could pay more in rent to stay in Oakland in 2019 or move to a temporary city like San Antonio for one year before making the permanent move to Las Vegas. After that, however, they may not be welcomed back according to one stadium executive. All of this led to Davis' "mixed feelings" about the vote and pending departure.
When a 12-foot putt he didn't need dropped, Garcia clutched his fist and crouched low in celebration. This is Rose's fifth time holding the lead at Augusta after a round. Garcia sank a testy 8-footer to save par. He had a shot, hitting his approach to about 14 feet. He played with Tiger in the final group on Sunday, but he was four strokes back when he did.
Press Association Sport reported that Mane, 25, will have the surgery in London after suffering an injury in a challenge with Everton's Leighton Baines during the 3-1 victory at Anfield. "We are close enough to the end of the season that it will be pretty much impossible to play again this season so he will get a longer break and will be ready for next season".
When eligible to play, in the fall of 2018, Dedric will likely assume a starting frontcourt spot for Kansas while immediately becoming one of the most talented player son the team. "It was very frustrating", K.J. Lawson told the The Indianapolis Star of the injury ahead of last season. Dedric Lawson will have two years remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 season, while K.J.
Conte maintained that they were beaten by a team with "strong players, very good players". "At the end (of the season) if we deserve to win the title we will be very happy. It's a pity but it wasn't our day. Asked if he was concerned about Palace's ability to keep Zaha, Allardyce said: "Wilf is on a long contract Steve (Parish , the Palace chairman) tells me, so there is not that danger at the moment of losing Wilf".
Tomas Yarrington, ex-governor of Tamaulipas state, on Mexico's northeastern border with Texas, was accused in 2013 by a federal grand jury in Texas of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf Cartel and other traffickers. He is expected to be extradited back to Mexico within days. As Breitbart Texas previously reported, Yarrington has been a fugitive from the U.S. Department of Justice.
While Garcia very much won the Masters, Rose missed some opportunities down the stretch. "But lately I've been getting some good help and I've been thinking a little bit different, a little bit more positive, and kind of accepting that if, for whatever reason, it didn't happen, my life is still going to go on - it's not going to be a disaster".
The Belgian, whose current contract expires in 2019, recently stated his desire to play in the Champions League next season. Speaking after the Toffee's 4-2 win on Sunday, Koeman said: "We offer him a new contract, and then there are two possibilities".
But Marcos Alonso made the game safe with a free-kick. The Blues responded to Tottenham Hotspurs' hammering of Watford earlier on Saturday to restore their seven-point lead atop the table, and Conte has called for even more effort as his side look to reclaim the title, Goal writes.
The statement says a majority of the board "reluctantly voted" to allow for consideration of bids from North Carolina during current deliberations for sites running through 2022. HB 142 also says that local governments can not pass ordinances protecting LGBT people - or anyone else - from discrimination in employment or public places until 2020.
Pouille, the world number 17 and his team's top singles player in the absence of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils, swept the breaker before dominating the decider. "It's really incredible, it gives you goosebumps", Benneteau said of the win. Mahut, who has a heart as big as the local cathedral, left us with an abiding memory: hurdling a court boundary marker to make an impossible return of an acutely angled smash in the 10th game.
Although Thompson fought back to play the remaining six holes in two under, she lost an agonising sudden death playoff to South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Two strokes were given for wrongly marking the ball's placement on the green, and another two were given for writing down the wrong score on the scorecard.
In mid-March, House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes abruptly announced he had seen "troubling" information about spy agencies widely spreading the identities of Trump associates. Congress must hold her accountable for her actions has they may have led to efforts to undermine the sitting President of the United States and violated the constitutional rights of American citizens.
The result was good . The first-half saw United take the lead through a fabulous Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike on the half-hour mark. Marcus Rashford gets on the score sheet for United . "We need to improve together as a team and we need to keep fighting". In the day's other game Everton beat Leicester City 4-2. Tom Davies celebrates scoring for Everton.
Less than 48 hours after finalizing a six-year, $33.5 million contract with the Cardinals, Piscotty was reciting numbers, backward and forward, to prove he was coherent. Instead it gave the Cubs a huge boost as they looked to notch their first win of the season. Newly-acquired catcher Brian McCann hit an opposite field home run to help the Houston Astros to a 2-1 over the Seattle Mariners.
Younis needs only 23 runs to become Pakistan's first ever cricketer to complete 10,000 test runs and is nearly certain to reach this mark against West Indies . Azam then found a capable partner in Mohammad Hafeez, the pair putting on 69 for the third wicket before Hope was called into action again to effect a leg-side stumping off Nurse as the veteran batsman advanced down the pitch to the off-spinner.
That gave Nova the cushion he would need at PNC Park, where the game time temperature was 37 degrees. The four pitchers who appeared in relief of Guthrie on Saturday night - Enny Romero, Joe Blanton , Oliver Pérez , Shawn Kelley - all are expected to be unavailable to pitch today.
Tillerson, who is in Italy for a meeting with foreign ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized nations, laid a wreath at the site. Even so, allies of Mr Johnson admitted it would be "a battle" to get any agreement over the two days of talks following global amazement at President Trump's decision to bombard a Syrian air force base in retaliation at the use of banned chemical weapons.