Author: 0 Celtics potential first round matchups: Chicago Bulls

The Bulls need all the help it can get as they are neck-and-neck against the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat for the eighth playoff spot. The Bulls and IN both won to improve to 39-40, and Miami (38-40) had the night off IN the chase for the seventh seed IN the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Sport Masters: Emotional Sergio Garcia in exalted company at long last
Author: 0 Masters: Emotional Sergio Garcia in exalted company at long last

It was worth the wait. The two par-fives on the back nine proved pivotal, with Garcia making a clutch seven-footer to save par at the 13th before Rose missed a six-footer that would have taken him three clear. Rose birdied to match Garcia, then birdied the par-3 16th only to bogey and remain deadlocked to set up the closing drama. "And I did. And unfortunately it went straight", Garcia said of that crucial moment.

Author: 0 F1 2017: Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

But the triple world champion is revelling in the new dynamic of his fight with Vettel. The video below puts Nico Rosberg's 2016 pole lap of 1:35.402 alongside Hamilton's 2017 pole lap of 1:31.678. He kept the lead off the line ahead of Vettel who had to defend early on from Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes . Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) +6.250secs 3.

Author: 0 Pochettino surprised at Dele Alli's PFA Award omission

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was a surprise absentee among the nominees on Thursday morning, despite his impressive haul of 16 goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League this term, and Pochettino was at a loss to explain why when asked by the London Evening Standard .

Sport Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Pogba and co. bounced back for Man Utd
Author: 0 Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Pogba and co. bounced back for Man Utd

Victory saw United close to within four points of Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth and have played a game more than Mourinho's side. Moyes' overall thoughts: "I'm disappointed we haven't take anything from the game and I think there was mitigating circumstances for that, but ultimately we're not here to blame referees".

Author: 0 LeBron James Is Sorry About Screaming At Tristan Thompson

Gordon Hayward dropped 30 points, had nine rebounds and dunked all over the Wizards. Those are Hall-of-Fame numbers from a future Hall-of-Famer. Still, it admittedly wasn't great defense by James, either - he got caught on a rather simple cross screen by Myles Turner, trying to go through him rather than definitively choosing to go under or over.

Sport Best without a major? Westwood alone in his class
Author: 0 Best without a major? Westwood alone in his class

On the 72nd regulation hole, Rose missed an eight-foot birdie putt, leaving Garcia a five-footer to win, but he pushed it wide right. Now, they're headed back to the 18th tee box for the first playoff hole, tied at 9-under 279. "They are my idols my whole life", said Garcia, who was born the year the late Ballesteros won his first of two Masters in 1980. They have always been friends and contemporaries starting on the European Tour and then on Ryder Cup teams.

Sport Fernando Torres: Antoine Griezmann has no need to leave Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Fernando Torres: Antoine Griezmann has no need to leave Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has said his side face a "pure night" of football when they take a 1-0 lead to Leicester City's King Power Stadium for the second leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter-final. Robert Huth received his third caution of the competition and will miss Tuesday's second leg at the King Power Stadium, while captain Wes Morgan is also battling a back injury and remains a doubt, with Yohan Benalouane the only recognised centre-back now available.

Author: 0 Record-setting Coutinho promises more goals to come for Liverpool

Half-time substitutes Philippe Countinho and Firmino fired Liverpool to victory as the Reds came from behind to beat Stoke City. "We needed Simon Mignolet with two outstanding saves - the second one was one of the best I've ever seen, Save of the Day, Month, Year.

Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch Smacked a Phone Out of Fan's Hand

Werder mentioned the Patriots, Raiders and Packers as teams in need of both a running back and cornerback but added: "Whether anyone trades for Richard Sherman remains to be seen". Marshawn Lynch wasn't in the mood to be videotaped after he got off a flight in Los Angeles on Monday. Lynch visited the Raiders' facility last week as he considers making a comeback.

Sport Dana White Says Ronda Rousey Hasn't Said Anything About A Comeback
Author: 0 Dana White Says Ronda Rousey Hasn't Said Anything About A Comeback

Now, four months removed from that fight, Rousey has remained relatively quiet - and completely silenced regarding her fighting future. After dethroning Miesha Tate in Strikeforce, she became the first female title holder in the UFC - even after the promotions president Dana White famously said there would never be a women's division in the organisation.

Sport Toure: Silva on par with Iniesta and Xavi
Author: 0 Toure: Silva on par with Iniesta and Xavi

Bravo went into the match with an unwanted record of failing to save the last six shots on target he had faced in league matches. The first or second year I was there, Unai Emery, who is now the PSG trainer, was at Valencia with Silva. Sergio (has made) an wonderful step forward in the last two months. "His ideal goal was one where all 11 players would pass to each other without the opposition touching it and that the last player would put it in the net", he said.

Author: 0 France reach semi-finals of Davis Cup with victory over Britain

Murray said: "Obviously it was a really close match all the way through". "Our doubles team is world class, but France were better". The tournament still has plenty of interest for fans, but some of the top singles players opt not to compete for their country given the rigors of their tournament schedules.

Sport Orlando fires GM Hennigan after missing playoffs for 5 years
Author: 0 Orlando fires GM Hennigan after missing playoffs for 5 years

No offense, lethargic defense, the Magic shot to a 38-17 in the first half. He hit a bank shot in the lane and had six straight points down the stretch to keep the Magic in it. Pistons: Van Gundy said he chose to play Tobias Harris in the season finale because this marks the first time in his career he has played in all 82 games in a season.

Sport Chinese investors buy Italian club AC Milan
Author: 0 Chinese investors buy Italian club AC Milan

The 31-year era of Silvio Berlusconi as AC Milan owner came to an end Thursday when Chinese businessman Li Yonghong formally became the owner. In a statement, Berlusconi's family holding Fininvest said it had sold its entire 99.93% stake in the club to Luxembourg-based Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, the company that replaced the original Chinese bid vehicle.

Author: 0 Pogba believes transfer fee has led to unrealistic expectations

Now, though, the Daily Mail claims Mourinho is "concerned" about De Gea's performances and will stick with Romero in goal against the team currently top of the Belgian First Division A. "At 35 years of age that is not easy because I am 35 and, to be fair, I am a bit exhausted of football and I need some times off to rest, but he seems like he is still enjoying playing football and that he feels good on the pitch".

Author: 0 Putin Meets With Tillerson In Moscow

Tillerson is a former oil executive who was awarded Russia's Order of Friendship by Putin. Russia's hopes for a thaw in Russia-U.S. ties following Trump's election have been shattered by the congressional investigation into alleged ties between Trump's campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea thriving under pressure from rivals'

You can feel a bit of the pressure, but it's normal. "I think a good coach, a good manager must do this, not only to win or to buy the best players in the world". According to The Sun , Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are tipped to quit the Stamford Bridge side as interest in them continues to pick up speed. "He did what a good coach should do, in that, when it's not working he changes it".

Author: 0 Masters 2017: Fast-finishing Justin Rose pleased his patience paid off

The normally steady Hoffman, who led by two early midway through the second nine, dropped three shots to par in the final five holes Saturday, opening a door that England's Justin Rose and Spain's Sergio Garcia quickly walked through. Garcia said it was simple: his mind was free of his Augusta demons. That gave the 37-year-old Spaniard two putts from 12 feet for the victory, and his putt swirled into the cup.

Author: 0 United to refund tickets for all passengers on infamous flight

And in a letter to employees that evening, Munoz called the customer who was forcibly removed "disruptive and belligerent". When that did not work, they offered $800 per seat. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the compensation will equal the cost of passengers' tickets and will come in the form of cash, travel credits or miles .

Author: 0 United youngsters urged to learn from criticism

Zouma now plays for Chelsea but has known Pogba since the pair were youth players for France. 'He had bad feelings with his ankle and is not ready today. It could have been so many more but for him hitting the woodwork seven times this season. Not one single player stayed in Manchester because we were thinking about resting them, or because we were thinking about rotation or about Anderlecht .

Sport Aaron Hernandez Defense Lawyers Rest Their Case in Double-Murder Trial
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Defense Lawyers Rest Their Case in Double-Murder Trial

Lawyers for the former tight end for the New England Patriots have claimed that Alexander Bradley - a friend who was with Hernandez that night - shot the men in a drug dispute. Hernandez, now 27, grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012. "You have absolute proof that Bradley's lying", Baez told the jury.

Author: 0 Could this be the year the Predators bring home the Stanley Cup?

Prediction: Chicago wins in 6. For the second consecutive season, Washington captured the Presidents' Trophy with the most points (best record). It matched up the teams based on the current playoff pairings and ... On the other side of the playoff spectrum, the St. Louis Blues (33/1), the Ottawa Senators (28/1) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (25/1) are all considered longshots to win the Stanley Cup.

Sport Jose Mourinho Has 'Concerns' Over David De Gea
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Has 'Concerns' Over David De Gea

Mourinho of old especially when he was at Chelsea in the good times and Inter Milan everything he did to me seemed premeditated", Mills told Premier League Daily. Jose Mourinho has won both of his previous encounters with Anderlecht as manager, with Chelsea in the 2005-06 Champions League group stage. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been involved in eight Europa League goals this season (5 goals, 3 assists), more than any other player left in the competition.

Author: 0 TMC candidate leading in Kanthi Dakshin

Almost at the end of the counting in Kanthi-Dakshin [South] by-election in Purba [East] Medinipur district in south Bengal, ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is comfortably ahead of its nearest rival by a margin of about 40,000 votes. "CPM does it and even at times the Congress and BJP do it as well". On Friday, BJP faced with a similar situation and secured about 30 per cent votes and has manages to send signals among Bengal electors that they have already emerged as key opposing to Mamata ...

Sport Davies digs early hole, Brewers fall to Cubs (AUDIO)
Author: 0 Davies digs early hole, Brewers fall to Cubs (AUDIO)

We had three one-run games in our first five. He finished the season hitting.273/.314/.423 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs , adding 12 steals. "Just try to go up there and be aggressive in the strike zone", he said. I love it. Our fans deserve it, they waited a long enough time. "But I think as he stays in this delivery and the velocity shows up - even if it doesn't, I'll take that any day of the week over shotgun 94, 95".

Sport Neymar banned three matches, will miss El Clasico
Author: 0 Neymar banned three matches, will miss El Clasico

That carries a one-match ban - but referee Jesus Gil Manzano wrote in his report that the Brazil worldwide had "sarcastically applauded" the fourth official as he left the pitch. A late challenge on Diego Llorente in the second half then earned him a second yellow card, leaving Barcelona with 10 men for the final 25 minutes.

Author: 0 Chelsea passed title test with Bournemouth win - Hazard

You can feel a bit of the pressure, but it's normal - when you play after your opponent that you will see your opponent very close. When you have pressure, you give the best of yourself. And we must have the same desire . "We've been there nearly all season, we are showing we want to be there, we're playing very good and fighting for it and that's what we need yo keep doing".

Author: 0 National Hockey League says it won't participate in 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

The IOC and the IIHF had agreed to ensure payment of transportation and insurance for the players after having initially refused, in an effort to reach an agreement. The NHL should in no way be associated with such a thing, and it'd be nice if any of the millionaires who are sad they don't get to play in their precious Olympics in any way gave a crap.

Sport Louis suing National Football League over Rams' relocation
Author: 0 Louis suing National Football League over Rams' relocation

Included is part of a 2010 Post-Dispatch interview with Kroenke in which he said: "I'm going to attempt to do everything that I can to keep the Rams in St. The city of St. Louis doesn't believe that the league acted in good faith, especially since the city ended up approving a stadium plan in December 2015.

Sport Cleveland lists Kyrie Irving as questionable against Toronto
Author: 0 Cleveland lists Kyrie Irving as questionable against Toronto

They staggered to the finish line, falling flat and looking nothing like champions. According to , the Heat will be laying 2.5 points to the visiting Cavaliers. The days of Wade's 50, or even 40-point games were gone, while Irving is a threat to hit those numbers every night. "We just thought these two guys were what we needed going into the playoffs to potentially help us", Lue said.

Author: 0 Pogba: I'm expected to be a defender, midfielder and striker

While he feels over two legs Anderlecht have little chance of getting the better of Manchester United, he insisted that the Belgians have played some good teams on their way to the last eight of the Europa League. We don't have many players and need everyone to try to be available. "Every match for us is a must". "Not one single player stayed in Manchester because we were thinking about resting them, or because we were thinking about rotation or about Anderlecht ".

Sport Centurion Ronaldo silences doubters with Bayern double
Author: 0 Centurion Ronaldo silences doubters with Bayern double

The Real Madrid legend's two goals against Bayern took his Champions League tally to 97. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo issued a timely message to his critics following his match-winning display against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Sport Sabres GM Murray says players need to be more accountable
Author: 0 Sabres GM Murray says players need to be more accountable

Murray would like to see more interaction between players and coaches, maybe with a little less video. "I have to make more demands of Dan; He has to make more demands of the players". As the conference drew to a close, Murray gave his thoughts on coaching, saying "It's more about coaching individuals than coaching the system, in my opinion".

Sport Boss backs Foxes after Atleti loss
Author: 0 Boss backs Foxes after Atleti loss

The hosts were on the front foot from the outset, with Griezmann scuffing a shot right to Kasper Schmeichel and Yannick Carrasco lashing a volley into the side netting following a poor Robert Huth clearance. we would have taken that before the game. Atletico dominated from the start, with midfielder Koke slamming a long-range strike against the post in the fourth minute.

Sport Boyd allows 1 hit in 6 innings, Tigers beat Twins 2-1
Author: 0 Boyd allows 1 hit in 6 innings, Tigers beat Twins 2-1

In addition to the adoration from his teammates and the fans in the stands at Comerica Park, Romine received a more unusual reward following the game - he was informed that he'd been randomly selected to undergo a drug test. Louis had taken a 3-0 lead against Scherzer, who yielded only one earned run. He walked two in the ninth but retired Eduardo Escobar on a flyball to end it.

Sport United win leaves Sunderland deep in trouble
Author: 0 United win leaves Sunderland deep in trouble

Despite Defoe wasting another chance for Sunderland late on, United were able to see out the remainder of the game easily, with substitute Rashford adding a third in the 90th minute, drilling the ball into the bottom corner after being teed up by Ibrahimovic.

Sport Cubs beat Milwaukee Brewers; Jake Arrieta strikes out 10
Author: 0 Cubs beat Milwaukee Brewers; Jake Arrieta strikes out 10

Including Saturday , Baez has started four of the Cubs' five games at second base. Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez is attended to after he collided with Jayson Heyward while trying to catch a hit off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday , April 7, 2017, in Mi.

Sport Henderson and Lallana nearing returns - Klopp
Author: 0 Henderson and Lallana nearing returns - Klopp

But we will tell you exactly which team when we want to tell". "It was clear from the beginning that it was not a fixed term". With the competition so fierce at the moment, Liverpool finishing in the top four this season is anything but assured but Klopp has insisted that he will not be able to accept anything less than qualification into the Champions League for next year.

Author: 0 49ers Receiving Calls About No. 2 Pick, Are 'Open For Business'

While it is unclear which teams have spoken to the 49ers about a potential trade, I know for a fact that the Panthers have expressed interest in moving up from their 8th pick. "And we'll explore every single one of them". We've got one of our own. Lynch said trying to decided between Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky isn't as easy as it sounds.

Sport Inspired Garcia joins Spain's greatest generation
Author: 0 Inspired Garcia joins Spain's greatest generation

Stricker made eagle on the par-5 second and had birdies on holes 4, 12, 15 and 17. "I think the problem is, because where my head was sometimes, I did think about, 'Am I ever going to win one?' I've had so many good chances and either I lost them or someone has done something extraordinary to beat me".

Author: 0 Powell: A Near Perfect Opening Night at Wrigley

Naturally, as the flag fluttered above the bleachers and the Cubs ground out a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, a question hung in the air along with the clouds and cold of the evening: which cog in the machinery of the Cubs is the most important? Chicago Cubs players, coaches, ownership, executives and Hall of Fame alumni were presented their 2016 World Series Championship Rings prior to Wednesday night's game vs.

Author: 0 Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

He did not give up any more earned runs as NY rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4. After an off day, 24-year-old LHP Jordan Montgomery will make his major league debut for NY on Wednesday after winning the No. Indians play home opener, Posey to get checked again, Red Sox fight flu, Twins try to maintain momentum. "Two Mack Trucks collided", Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

Sport Seve was there for me, says Garcia
Author: 0 Seve was there for me, says Garcia

The pair exchanged the lead on numerous occasions during the final round at Augusta but after missing one putt to win in regulation play, Garcia birdied the first playoff hole after Rose could only make a bogey. This time, he capitalized on Rose's mistake, had two putts to win and dropped in the birdie for added theatrics. 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 ...

Author: 0 Bournemouth 1 Chelsea 3: Conte's men restore seven-point lead

This time past year Hazard broke a 355-day Premier League scoring duck with a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win on the south coast as the Blues laboured towards a 10th-place finish. "It's significant now in every game to take three points, including at Old Trafford", Conte said. However the former England global hasn't played a game since his contract expired with New York City past year and said that a mid-season training regime and half a season would have been detrimental to both of them.

Author: 0 Masters 2017: Danny Willett blows up on killer 1st hole

If they go a bit flat, we're not going to be happy. "I think that will go down quite nicely". "If you read that kind of stuff, it isn't nice". If he has regrets about the past year, a reluctance to seek advice from former champions or friends on how to handle success would top the list.