Author: 0 Maple Leafs drop finale, will face Capitals in first round

With Frederik Andersen knocked out of the game, Curtis McElhinney made a game-saving toe stop on Sidney Crosby in the final minute - one of several huge saves after coming in cold in the second period. Luckily for fans, they won't have to wait much longer to find out exactly which team that will be. For us, we have surpassed some outside expectations, so it's a little bit of a different dynamic for each team.

Sport Filipe Luis: Griezmann Will Stay At Atletico
Author: 0 Filipe Luis: Griezmann Will Stay At Atletico

The forward, who has netted 15 goals in La Liga this season, has also been linked to Chelsea and Real Madrid, but if he pens a new deal with Atletico then he will be tied down to the club until 2023. "Week in, week out he gets better". "As I often say, I am here". But Mourinho - and indeed Man United fans - will be encouraged by the Frenchman's adamance that, if he were to leave Atletico, he would not choose Madrid as his next destination.

Sport Aboriginal Australian rules players demand end to racial abuse
Author: 0 Aboriginal Australian rules players demand end to racial abuse

The online rant also went on to say the AFL star should be given 'a huge banana to stick up his a**'. Speaking to Seven News, the 31-year-old supporter at first defended her language, saying it stemmed from a dislike of Crows players and wasn't meant to be racist.

Sport Verstappen 'never expected' podium from 16th on grid
Author: 0 Verstappen 'never expected' podium from 16th on grid

For more onboard videos from Shanghai, including several unseen angles, stay tuned to on Tuesday. Last year Red Bull finished the Melbourne opener 24 seconds off the lead and was a clear third in the pecking order, only to win the Spanish Grand Prix and overhaul Ferrari before the summer break.

Sport Spieth has 'a chip and a chair' in Masters pursuit
Author: 0 Spieth has 'a chip and a chair' in Masters pursuit

The gold medalist in Rio and the man who has had to wait so long to be king are tied at the top of the leader board going into the final day at Augusta National Golf Club. "I think that the key to the strong finish was the patience that I showed on the front nine", he said. "Anything can happen on a Sunday at Augusta", said early finisher Jason Day, who had 69 but is nine shots off the lead.

Sport Iran warns against further United States strike on Syria
Author: 0 Iran warns against further United States strike on Syria

Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. strike on Syria is meant to remedy the terrorists' failures". The attack, Rouhani said, was unlike anything the United States had done in the Arab country.

Author: 0 Smith showed his class by swiftly switching formats: Ganguly

Then Maxwell came and ran away with the match with some brutal hitting. They would be hoping their bold decision of making Glenn Maxwell the captain, ahead of established names like Eoin Morgan, pays off. After Sunrisers Hyderabad's Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Shikhar Dhawan showed their dancing skills, which was posted on Instagram , former Rising Pune Supergiant skipper MS Dhoni also showed his grooving abilities, and uploaded the video on the same platform.

Sport Atlanta Hawks defeat Cleveland Cavaliers again
Author: 0 Atlanta Hawks defeat Cleveland Cavaliers again

The club announced after the game that it became the third team to overcome a deficit of at least 26 points in the fourth quarter and win. There are a lot of questions remaining for the Cavaliers , but with the season winding down, it is most likely the Cavaliers will get a second wind, so to speak.

Sport Browns preseason schedule includes Monday night game
Author: 0 Browns preseason schedule includes Monday night game

The first preseason game will fall somewhere along the timeline of August 10th-14th Week 2 in Los Angeles will be somewhere on or about Agust 17th-21st. Cleveland also will travel to Chicago during the 2017 regular season. Preseason games are not the most exciting events, but it is nice to have a date in mind for the return of Browns football after all this draft speculation before the event has even occurred.

Sport Amir Khan reveals his boxing plans for 2017
Author: 0 Amir Khan reveals his boxing plans for 2017

Amir Khan has shelved plans to fight until the autumn after missing out on facing Manny Pacquiao this summer. The message has been clear so far: Pacquiao sees Horn as an intermission number, a prelude to a much-bigger fight at the end of the year.

Sport Murray back on court after elbow injury
Author: 0 Murray back on court after elbow injury

Murray subsequently missed Great Britain's exit from the Davis Cup against France over the weekend, but he kept up his promise to play against Federer in "The Match for Africa 3" at the Hallenstadion on Monday night. "I was trying to get it to a third set, I just couldn't quite do it". Asked what his plans were over the coming weeks, Federer responded: "Not very much!" "Physically I feel OK".

Author: 0 Celts top Nets, lead East with one game left

If they beat the Bucks, it will be the first time the Celtics have entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed since the 2007-2008 season - same year the C's clinched an National Basketball Association title. Pacers 120, 76ers 111: Paul George scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter and in inched closer to clinching a berth in the playoffs. NETS: Sean Kilpatrick (left hamstring) and Quincy Acy (sore left ankle) sat out and will also miss Wednesday's regular-season finale.

Author: 0 The Eagles land a major blow to Arsenal's top four hopes

Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty condemned Arsenal to a heavy defeat and only West Ham, Sunderland and Middlesbrough have collected fewer points than Arsenal in the last eight league games, leaving a muted Wenger demanding an improvement from his players.

Sport Javier Baez injury update
Author: 0 Javier Baez injury update

He scored the winning run in Milwaukee's 2-1,11-inning win over the Cubs on Friday night, racing home on a wild pitch. The Cubs proved that by dumping one soft hit in after another to score runs. "If I'm commanding the ball on the inside part of the plate to left-handed hitters with some sink - like I was able to with a couple big strikeouts (where they're) taking third strikes in - that's a big deal".

Sport Reus ready for Monaco?
Author: 0 Reus ready for Monaco?

AS coach Leonardo Jardim was quick in refuting the role of being the favourite at his own news conference Friday, pointing out that " Dortmund are the more experienced team". Dortmund were outclassed 4-1 by Bayern Munich at the weekend. Dortmund eased past Portuguese side Benfica in a 4-1 aggregate victory. However, he still has a lot of firepower up front to deal a hammer blow to the hopes of the principality club on Monday, with Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic supporting ...

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia Finally Won a Major-The Masters

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler , paired in the penultimate group, fell all the way down into a tie for 11th. Needing his best golf on just about every shot in the final hour at the Masters , Garcia overcame a two-shot deficit with six holes to play and beat Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff Sunday for his first major after almost two decades of heartache.

Author: 0 Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia tied for Masters lead heading into final round

He's two shots out of the lead held jointly by Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose . SHOT OF THE DAY Spieth hit a 5-iron off the pine straw and over the tributary of Rae's Creek on the par-5 13th to 30 feet. The third hole is a straightaway par 4, measuring 350 yards with an unforgiving green complex that severely shifts at a diagonal - with run-offs at all corners of the putting surface.

Author: 0 A long, tearful road to a major for Sergio Garcia

Stenson ended up shooting 20-under-par, the lowest 72-hole score in a major championship. Rose's wayward drive opened up the door for Garcia and he took the opportunity with both hands, replicating his tee shot and approach from 20 minutes earlier before rolling in a 15-foot putt to seal his crowning moment.

Sport U.S. and neighbors bid for World Cup
Author: 0 U.S. and neighbors bid for World Cup

The 2026 World Cup will be the first edition of the tournament to feature 48 teams and also the first awarded during Infantino's presidency. FIFA, soccer's governing body, is expected to name the host for 2026 in May 2020, which is the final year of Trump's first presidential term .

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia confident of more glory after Masters triumph

And when he pushed his six-footer to the right of the hole on No. 18, when a make would have won the tournament , it looked like the story was going to be that Sergio choked when it counted most. 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 on the 15th hole, dropping a 14-foot putt that just died into the centre of the cup.

Author: 0 Home NHL South Korea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics

However, some players have said they would like to go to the Games irrespective of what the league decided. "If that's the case, you certainly hope there's a window, but I don't know", he said. Capitals' owner Ted Leonsis is supporting Ovechkin's decision, but does he really want to lose his captain for three weeks of the National Hockey League season? "It was probably the biggest honor of my life being picked for that team, just alone", Duchene said.

Author: 0 Auston Matthews: Matthews scores 40th, Leafs going to playoffs

Here's a complete first round schedule, courtesy of National Hockey League on NBC. The Maple Leafs rallied to beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Saturday and clinch their postseason spot but need one point to secure third place in the Atlantic Division and play Ottawa in the first round instead of Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington .

Sport Masters expert picks: Who will win Sunday at Augusta National?
Author: 0 Masters expert picks: Who will win Sunday at Augusta National?

McIlroy admitted he had simply not played well enough to seriously challenge for a green jacket, despite battling back from being three over par after eight holes to card an opening 72. Jordan Spieth. Was my pick all week, won't leave him hanging now as he sits two shots off the lead. "It's always a nice to be a part of history", Rose added a moment later.

Author: 0 Garcia wins hearts and Masters

Rose's wayward drive opened up the door for Garcia and he took the opportunity with both hands, replicating his tee shot and approach from 20 minutes earlier before rolling in a 15-foot putt to seal his crowning moment. He wasn't the only one celebrating - the wider sporting world is delighted the kid they used to call "El Nino" has finally come of age. Charl Schwartzel , the 2011 Masters champion, closed with a 68 to grab third at 6 under.

Sport Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT
Author: 0 Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

Both the Celtics and Cavaliers entered Monday with two games left in the regular season. Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his third triple-double of the season with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, clinching the feat after firing a pass with 54 seconds left to Khris Middleton for a 3.

Author: 0 Can Dustin Johnson keep 'making it look easy' at the Masters?

Spieth, never worse than second in three career Masters starts, cited McIlroy as an intimidating leaderboard presence. "The first thing that struck me was it's the first course I've ever seen where precision is so important", he said. It has been like for much of the last six months or so for the 29-year-old Aussie, who ended last season by withdrawing from the final two events of the year with a bad back.

Sport Hazard backs 'professional' Chelsea to see out title race
Author: 0 Hazard backs 'professional' Chelsea to see out title race

Eden Hazard's masterful finish and Marcos Alonso's curled free-kick killed off the Cherries, as leaders Chelsea cemented their seven-point advantage over second-placed Tottenham. We have to continue in this way, game by game, to be focused and to concentrate. Tottenham had reduced the gap to four points earlier on Saturday with an impressive 4-0 win against Watford as Harry Kane made his return from injury.

Author: 0 Ozil urges Arsenal to strengthen

He went on to suggest that Arsenal's current failings are likely to have less to do with the manager's shortcomings and more with the lack of strength in the squad. While there is no doubt that this season represents Arsenal's biggest challenge yet in terms of Champions League qualification, the club retains the quality and the experience to claim a top four place.

Author: 0 Neymar will be seeking redemption in Champions League

Messi, there is only one, as there was only one Maradona. "Football has made me cry with both joy and sadness", he told El Mundo (H/T Goal ). His Milan side were knocked out 3-1 on aggregate in the 2011-12 quarter-finals, then lost 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16 the following season despite winning the first leg 2-0 at San Siro.

Sport Cresswell backs Bilic to revive West Ham's fortunes
Author: 0 Cresswell backs Bilic to revive West Ham's fortunes

West Ham, who are now 12th in the table, nine points above the relegation zone, will look to end a three-game losing streak when they travel to 19th-placed Hull City on Saturday. Marco Silva's team trailed to Andy Carroll's 50th Premier League goal early in the first half at the KCOM Stadium . The backing from above comes as Bilic warned his side they must stop conceding goals from set-pieces if they are to avoid a Premier League relegation fight.

Author: 0 Spain's Garcia wins The Masters, his first major golf title

After what happened in the 81 Masters , there have now been two in the past nine months. All Garcia had to do was to sink the 5-foot birdie, but he missed. It was great fun to be a part of, I felt I did virtually everything right. What a final round it was. The pressure then appeared to get to Garcia as he bogeyed the 10th, allowing Rose to take the outright lead, and he then hooked his drive off the 13th tee into the trees.

Author: 0 Man Utd cruise to 3-0 victory at Sunderland

Ibrahimovic's first goal came on the half-hour mark when the Swedish striker, 35, took his tally for the season to 28 with a brilliantly taken effort from the edge of the box. "We have no players, we need him to be available for the next match". Mkhitaryan has impressed in the competition this season, scoring crucial goals away to Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne and, more recently, FC Rostov in the last round.

Author: 0 Premier League Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3 - 1

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. Eden Hazard then scored another goal shortly after, before Marcos Alonso made it three in the second half with a curling free-kick, after Joshua King had pulled one back for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

Sport At long last, Cubs will raise championship banner at Wrigley
Author: 0 At long last, Cubs will raise championship banner at Wrigley

Sunday: Did not play in a 7-4 win at Milwaukee. Zobrist increased Chicago's lead to 6-3 with a homer off reliever Carlos Torres as part of a two-run seventh. For the Brewers, Jacob Barnes, Carlos Torres and Neftali Feliz tossed three hitless innings before turning it over to long-man Jared Hughes. "We really try to avoid laying anything else out there", said Maddon, mentioning that he conducted a preseason meeting well before the first game on April 2 at St.

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia wins first Masters title over Justin Rose in a playoff

The Spaniard took the award at Augusta National in 1999 just before turning pro. "I have plenty more looks and I feel good about it happening". And around the United Kingdom, television viewers stayed up past midnight to watch a gripping two-horse race, unsure whether to support the British golfer involved.

Sport Alexis Sanchez drops huge hint about where his future lies
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez drops huge hint about where his future lies

If FIFA do happen to cancel their transfer ban for the coming summer, which is something the club are increasingly optimistic about, Alexis Sanchez has himself place very high up Simeone's list of potential incoming players. Snatching their London rivals' key man would be a major coup but Chelsea have been urged to brace themselves for the possibility of losing their own star player, with Real Madrid weighing up a bid for Eden Hazard.

Author: 0 Rules controversy costs Lexi Thompson second major title

If they can't spot a minor infraction like this, it's beyond silly that the LPGA Tour (and, for that matter, the PGA Tour) would allow viewers-who very well could have personal or financial biases driving their decision-to help police the game.

Sport Hazard: We passed the test
Author: 0 Hazard: We passed the test

Joshua King's deflected strike handed Bournemouth hope of a recovery, but Marcos Alonso's curling free-kick sealed Chelsea's fifth win in six league matches. "We have to believe in everything". We have to continue in this way game by game, to be focused and to concentrate. "We have seven finals left, every game is going to be massive".

Author: 0 Liverpool hero Roberto Firmino tops this yellow card list

It was hard to decide, but finally everything went well so I'm happy. Klopp was left fuming after Bournemouth scored a late equaliser in Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Anfield to hinder the Merseyside club's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish.

Author: 0 Kyrgios beats Querrey to seal Davis Cup tie

Jim Courier has tipped Nick Kyrgios to become one of the world's top five players by the end of the year if he continues at his current trajectory. "And whatever we think collectively is going to help us have the best chances is what everyone signed up for".

Author: 0 Walcott: Nothing can keep Ozil down

For Wenger, Arsenal solved the problem that West Ham put in front of them and he hailed his whole team for turning on the style. 'It is time to get points and get us out of possible trouble'. Prior to his axe, Adrian had started West Ham's first 11 Premier League matches this season, keeping three clean sheets. "But overall you can say that the mentality of the team is healthy, and that is a good basis".

Author: 0 Wenger avoids future talk after Palace loss

They wanted it more. "We thought we had got out of this little patch and hopefully we haven't been dragged straight back into it. Judging on that performance, it looks like we have". "Sam Allardyce has been incredible". He added: "It was always arranged for Luka (Milivojevic) to take the penalty because we've seen what he can do in training with free-kicks and I'm glad he stepped up because our penalties haven't been great this season".

Author: 0 Garcia dedicates magical Masters win to childhood idol

After missing a 5-foot birdie at the 72nd hole, Garcia had to get through one extra hole to finally remove the stigma of being considered the best player never to win one of golf's biggest events. The pair started the playoff on the 18th hole. He carried that attitude all the way to the 18th and when he missed a 5-footer that would've given him a win in regulation, he simply redoubled his effort.

Author: 0 "50-50" open competition for Broncos at quarterback

Siemian had offseason surgery on his left shoulder, which had been bothering him for much of the 2016 season. New coach Vance Joseph said there will be an open competition between Siemian and Lynch, according to a report by Marc Sessler of

Author: 0 Walcott: They wanted it more from the first whistle

Arsenal struggled with the pace and power of Palace's front three of Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke and Andros Townsend throughout the game and Wenger admitted Sam Allardyce's side were sharper on the night. "You understand that our fans are very unhappy". "Today with the work rate and determination to log on to their possession and create chances, it was down to us shutting down throw-ins, which people don't see but that was the basis of us getting so many attacks, and then quality ...

Author: 0 United beat Sunderland to keep up top-4 push

We gave away a poor goal and I thought we needed to get a lot closer. In midweek, we were reliably informed by some bloke on Twitter that a discussion between Antonio Conte and some of his staff during the dying minutes of Chelsea's win over Manchester City was all about Tottenham .

Sport Fowler joins 4-way tie for Masters lead
Author: 0 Fowler joins 4-way tie for Masters lead

Nicklaus and Player were both in tears on the tee box before they hit while listening to the heartfelt tribute from Masters chairman Billy Payne. He fell out of the race on the front nine by shooting a 38, then added two more bogeys and a double through 14.

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