But with survival now all but secured and a Champions League quarter final first leg to come against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Ranieri's successor made five changes to the starting lineup. "They [Barkley and Lukaku] were outstanding and that is what you want to see - your best players performing that way". " The team selection was with the games coming up in mind ", Shakespeare said .
Garcia birdied the first extra hole to beat Justin Rose in a play-off after the Ryder Cup team-mates had played out a thrilling duel in the final round at Augusta National. As Rose made the walk towards Augusta's fabled back nine, he confidently bumped fists with patrons. "I'm really pleased with the way we finished this round to get back to red" under par numbers, Spieth said.
Please contact your account representative for further details. It is now 10 goals and 9 assists in 30 appearances for Firmino in the English Premier League this season, making it a direct contribution of 19 goals in 30 appearances. There were sighs of relief in east London where West Ham claimed victory in a six-pointer against a Swansea side who are now without a win in five games.
The record-setting assist came during the fourth quarter on a kick out to Semaj Christon , and Westbrook got a standing ovation despite being on the visiting team. "My motto is 'why not?', and I always stick by it, regardless of what people say what's possible and not possible". Westbrook almost had his 10th assist with two minutes left in the third quarter but Enes Kanter lost the handle going up for the basket and Westbrook took a seat until the fourth quarter.
On Sunday night, Luke Maye sank one of the most clutch shots in North Carolina history to defeat Kentucky in the Elite Eight. Maye hit the winning basket that gave North Carolina a 75-73 win. "Someone said, 'Well, what happened?' I said, 'I don't know, and I probably never will know because I won't watch this tape, ' and I never watch the last tape of the season".
After Ramos was lifted, Jay Bruce stepped in and launched a two-run shot, his second of the game, to give the Mets a 4-2 lead heading into the ninth. The blast came after Asdrubal Cabrera took exception to a fastball from Edubray Ramos that whizzed behind his head. Bruce's first homer last night was a solo shot that halved the Mets' deficit.
The Boston Bruins are headed into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a third seed in the Atlantic Division, and will face the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the playoffs. "I know teams talk about opportunities and windows and all that, and this looks like some prime years for some of their better players so there is a lot of pressure on them to come out".
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, twice a gold medal victor with Team Canada, accused the National Hockey League of using the Olympics as leverage for future collective bargaining agreement negotiations. "I would have loved to have seen Crosby and McDavid play on Team Canada". But the players insist the benefit to the league and to the game is real.
Zlatan opened the scoring with a brilliant curled-strike to score his 17 league goal of the season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 before Marcus Rashford scored late on to hand the visitors the vital 3-points. "We're still there, trying to put some pressure on to go into the last month still fighting", Mourinho said. However, their main focus appears to be on securing a top four finish in the league - they are now in fifth and have eight games left to play.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel, who won the season-opening race for Ferrari at Melbourne, finished second in China. The Brit started from pole position and led from beginning to end to capture the 54th race title of his career and his first of the new Formula One season.
And it became a case of damage limitation for David Moyes' Championship-bound side after Seb Larsson was harshly sent off just before half-time and Henrikh Mkhitaryan stretched United's lead just 46 seconds into the restart. "Jose Mourinho is very good at man management", he said. LONDON (AP) After 30 minutes of Sunday's Premier League game against Sunderland , Manchester United appeared in danger of meandering its way to another disappointing result .
No, it wasn't the fact that Marouane Fellaini had a little (C) by his name to denote that he was captain but the fact that David de Gea wasn't named in the team. Hopefully the plane is at the airport and we can go back to Manchester and rest. Ibrahimovic's performance earned him an impressive 92/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta data, which provides the first ever system to measure and rate a team and player's performance under pressure.
Torres should have equalised when sent through one-on-one with Navas, but Madrid's goalkeeper rushed out to deny him, before Griezmann's late intervention earned third-placed Atletico a point. Perez said of the centre-back: " Pepe is an example both on and off the field - he carries Real Madrid in his heart". After the draw with Real Madrid , he told reporters: "I don't know where he's going to go, but I'm thrilled with how he plays, with his enthusiasm".
Two spectacular close-range stops against Charlie Adam and then Sadio Berhaino late in the game ensured Liverpool came away from Stoke with a 2-1 win. "Philippe Coutinho lost three kilos in the past three days, which some people wish - but for a professional footballer it's not too cool", said Klopp.
At UM, Fisher coached the world-renowned "Fab Five", leading the Wolverines to its only national championship in school history, the Mountain West Conference reported. The full measure of Fisher's challenge became obvious during his first season when San Diego State staggered to a 5-23 record. Fisher also oversaw the "Fab Five" while at MI - a team that featured Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.
Garcia took his emotional, long-sought triumph over England's Rose, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion and 2013 US Open Victor, after they finished deadlocked on nine-under par 279 for 72 holes at Augusta National. However, he made one very amusing mistake - and Twitter brilliantly trolled him with some fantastic responses. As Garcia and Justin Rose slugged it out in an all-European duel for the Green Jacket, Spieth shot an error-strewn 75 and Fowler an ugly 76, extending his wait for a first ...
Chris Sale outlasted Justin Verlander in terms out innings pitched, but it was the Detroit Tigers who had the last say. Make what you will of Sale's approach versus Kinsler, who had taken him deep two innings prior, but Castellanos felt it was pretty clear Sale was pitching around the Tigers leadoff man.
A T-11 at the Masters is never a bad thing, yet for a while, this looked like the week Fowler was going to join the game's elite by claiming his first major title. That was the case again early in Saturday's third round at Augusta National, where Hoffman broke out of a four-way tie for first by making birdies on two of his first five holes to take a one-stroke lead over Sergio Garcia .
After Jose Iglesias flew out to right field and JaCoby Jones was blown away by a high fastball, Sale just needed one more out to give the Red Sox lineup another chance in a tie game. New addition Taijuan Walker makes his second start against San Francisco lefty Matt Moore in the Giants' home opener. The Sox got a little something going against reliever Shane Greene in the seventh frame, with a single and hit batsmen bringing up Holt with two outs and two one.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, greets his team during home opening ceremonies. The Wrigley Field scoreboard operators had to show fans something to help pass the time. Last year, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after a 108-year drought. The Cubs are coming off a series victory against the Milwaukee Brewers, where they took the last two games of the three-game set at Miller Park.
But after the first match, it seems that Smith and Dhoni's partnership will take Rising Pune Supergiants a long way. It's been just five that the tenth season of Indian Premier League. The team is targeting the RPS by using their weakness, bowling . The top order comprising the domestic trio of Aditya Tare, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson fumbled while opener Sam Billings failed to provide the fiery start expected from him.
The attack is being touted as the deadliest one on the minority Coptic Christians in recent years. The first blast took place at Tanta, a Nile Delta city, 100 km outside Cairo , in which at least 27 people were reported to be killed while 78 were seriously injured.
Both sides welcomed the decision for the first bilateral Army-to-Army exercise later this year. Noting that both the countries have been victims of terrorism, Modi and Turnbull said the signing of the MoU on cooperation in combating worldwide terrorism and transnational organised crime will help both countries to address global and regional security threats.
Mkhitaryan doubled their lead when he finished well from an acute angle early in the second half and Rashford scored his first Premier League goal since September with a cool finish late in the game. "It was good to protect him". In away games we have to do the same. "It was "yes", Mourinho, whose side moved above Arsenal and are four points behind Manchester City with a game in hand, told Sky Sport.
He said it felt "amazing" to win the tournament on what would have been the 60th birthday of his idol Seve Ballesteros, who died in 2011. Five years on, and Garcia is a Masters champion, joining his compatriots Ballesteros (1980 and 1983) and Jose Maria Olazabal (1994 and 1999).
For Nadal it was a fifth loss in the Miami Open final, the first of which came against Federer in 2005. The 18-times Grand Slam victor now appears to be mainly focused on the grass season and adding to his seven titles at Wimbledon and he downplayed expectations for the French Open, which he has won just once.
Ozil has only played sparingly since Arsenal's 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League because of illness and injury, and had looked far from his best in Arsenal's previous two games. "We wanted to do it before this game against Swansea ". " Goals always breed confidence in players, but Mesut is a fantastic player ", said Walcott.
That slump has seen scrutiny over Bilic's future grow, with reports that the Croatian could either leave before the end of the season or in the summer. " We're obviously disappointed with the defeat ", Noble stated after Wednesday's defeat. " We know deep down that we have to forget about that as quickly as we can and get a win on Saturday ".
Wes Brown thinks that Manchester United can still secure a Premier League top-four finish, but they "need to be beating the big boys" to do so. It's been a good week for Lingard, who signed a new contract with his boyhood club last Thursday, and he made one supporter's day by handing him his shirt and signing it after being substituted during Sunday's 3-0 win at Sunderland.
The Saints will then head to the Chargers and their new home of Los Angeles. New Orleans hosts Houston in a Week 3 matchup that is typically a dress rehearsal for the starters. New Orleans then finishes up by hosting the Baltimore Ravens on either August 31 or September 1. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will cross the pond in October as part of the NFL's global series.
Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund had previously lost singles matches on Friday, meaning Saturday's doubles was a must-win for Great Britain but they were ultimately unable to keep the quarter-final alive into the final day. That said, with score level at one-set all and break up in the third, it was the visitors who were playing the better tennis. Without his younger brother, Andy, however, Murray and Inglot were the slight underdogs going into their contest.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - After scuffling offensively over the first four games, the Chicago Cubs will return home to raise the World Series championship banner suddenly potent at the plate. Since I came out of the game, I was icing it, so the swelling was going down. Goforth, who pitched a scoreless ninth Sunday , has now been called up eight times over the past three seasons.
Masters runner-up Justin Rose revealed he felt like "he had it wrapped up" at the turn in the final round, but said Sergio Garcia "deserved" his win. "When I won at Merion I looked at it as I've got 40 majors in my prime and how many can I pick off", he said.
In the overtime hole, Garcia knocked his second shot to 12 feet of the hole. With Rose lagging his long eagle attempt to tap-in distance, Garcia holed from 15 feet to get back on level terms, but Rose reclaimed the lead with a birdie on the 16th before failing to get up and down from a bunker on the 17th.
The Champions League is so important, (qualifying) will be a huge success from my point of view and of course we have the FA Cup. Midfielder Fabian Delph wants an undefeated run in the remaining eight games. 'I was expecting at the beginning of the season to fight until the end for the Premier League, OK we are a little bit disappointed. "I was happy because the first target was to qualify [for the Champions League] but after that with the Everton and Middlesbrough games I realised we had ...
The Vikings will spend the first two weeks on the road as they face the Buffalo Bills during Week 1 . It will be the 16th preseason meeting between the Vikings and Seahawks and the second consecutive year that Minnesota will play at Seattle in the preseason.
McGloin, once an undrafted free agent, spent the past four years with the Oakland Raiders, where he started seven games, including six as a rookie in 2013. McGloin made waves during the 2016 season when he received a chance to start Week 17 for the Oakland Raiders after Derek Carr broke his fibula in Week 16.
Those quick to criticize the Red Sox point out that they have only scored in four of 38 innings this year. Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz will make his first start of the season after beginning the year on the disabled list with a forearm strain.
Mourinho said that anything less than victory at Sunderland would have ended his side's top four hopes and that winning the Europa League - now his number 1 target - is at least as achievable as securing a top four place. But we knew, if we kept possession, we would wear them out and get the second and, as it turned out, third goal. As well as grabbing his 17th league goal of the season in the win against Sunderland, Ibrahimovic impressively provided assists for the other two goals.
But there was an air of inevitability about Spurs getting their noses in front. For much of the opening half hour, Tottenham had seemed strangely subdued - if not basking in the midday sun then at least sent a little sleepy by its rays. The cheers when Kane replaced him on 60 minutes were to greet the returning striker rather than toast Janssen's departure. But if we would have had more luck then maybe we could have made their life more hard.
Hull did grab a consolation effort as City stopper Claudio Bravo somehow allowed Andrea Ranocchia's tame effort to slip past him in the closing stages. "It is in our hands, we have six games to go and we will work hard". Meanwhile, Jordy Clasie scored his first Premier League goal as Southampton got back to winning ways on the road with a 1-0 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Borussia Dortmund have insisted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be sold to Bayern Munich at the end of the season. He finished last seasons as the Bundesliga's second top scorer on 25 goals , just behind Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, who hit 30.
Jack Sock of the USA reacts after winning a point in his match against Jordan Thompson of Australia at the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal in Brisbane , Australia , Friday, April 7, 2017. In ominous form during last month's U.S. hard-court swing, Kyrgios blasted 20 aces to Isner's 15, largely defusing the towering American's serve to close out a slow-burning singles rubber in 2 hours, 24 minutes.
And, after a fourth British set point came and went, Benneteau forced the error from Inglot to give the French the advantage. Great Britain have crashed out of the Davis Cup to a depleted France side after losing the first three rubbers of their quarter-final clash.
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.