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Sport How Not to Beat Real Madrid, Bayern Munich Edition
Author: 0 How Not to Beat Real Madrid, Bayern Munich Edition

Zidane had evidently made good use of the interval as Madrid appeared a different side in the second half. There is still plenty to play for at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. However, the Chilean undid all his feverish good work by blazing a wayward penalty into the Munich night sky on the stroke of half time. The game took place amid heightened security after a review of the policing operation by authorities in Germany and Spain at all three Champions League games on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Martin Olsson believes Swansea can get the better of West Ham

The versatile described the close bond that Bilic has with his players, and how they badly wanted to win for him. Clement sent on Fernando Llorente and Luciano Narsingh at half-time and the changes nearly brought an immediate impact when Narsingh's shot was blocked by James Collins.

Author: 0 PV Sindhu v Fitriani Fitriani, Singapore Open 2017

Knocked out in her opening outing of the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier by China's teenage sensation Chen Yufei, the lanky fifth seed was dragged over the full distance by Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in her lung-opener of the Singapore Open Badminton Championships before she could squeeze out a narrow 10-21, 21-15, 22-20 victory in two minutes over the hour mark.

Sport Two Chelsea players make six-man shortlist for PFA award
Author: 0 Two Chelsea players make six-man shortlist for PFA award

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante have both made the six-man list, and are joined by Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku . Lukaku and Kane are worthy due to them both enjoying 20 goal + seasons. "He is a better player, so in my opinion yes". "He is scoring goals and showing he is the most productive striker in the Premier League".

Author: 0 Wenger ridicules Arsenal fan protests

Slaven Bilic has called for West Ham to unite as a club and secure the victory they desperately need against Swansea on Saturday. Elneny does not possess the same intelligence in possession but, in tandem with Xhaka, he was able to inject sufficient tempo into this performance to help secure three precious points.

Sport Belichick calls Deflategate 'ridiculous', Hernandez case 'a tragedy'
Author: 0 Belichick calls Deflategate 'ridiculous', Hernandez case 'a tragedy'

CNBC set him up at Mission BBQ in Annapolis, Maryland - a favorite spot of his that places special emphasis on honoring and helping those in uniform, including our soldiers overseas. And I went back to an experience I had in Baltimore; I kind of talked to our offensive coordinator at that time and said, 'Look, I know we haven't ever used this formation, but I studied this formation when I was at Baltimore previous year.

Sport Becca Longo, Female Kicker, is First With Division II Scholarship
Author: 0 Becca Longo, Female Kicker, is First With Division II Scholarship

Her high school football coach announced the feat during a signing ceremony, and ESPN later confirmed that no woman has ever played Division I or II football on scholarship. "I don't look at it that way". Longo, 5-11, is going to play basketball at the school after playing both sports in high school. Make sure you keep your eyes open for Longo as the 2017 season approaches and Adams State gets their season rolling.

Author: 0 South Carolina wins women's NCAA basketball championship

But the little point guard from the nearby Raymond Rosen Housing Projects stood out. She works in a state that had a confederate flag flying blocks from her office. "She's different. She's not one that you can keep pounding", Staley said. Schaefer took her out of the starting lineup at the start of the NCAA tournament, but put her back in before the Regional final against Baylor.

Sport South Carolina women 2-0 vs. Mississippi State this season
Author: 0 South Carolina women 2-0 vs. Mississippi State this season

SEC teams SC and Mississippi State, who will play in the women's NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday, have already played twice this season. UCLA's winning streak being snapped is technically in the same ballpark as Friday night's shocker, but is a far more iconic moment. MSU will play in its first-ever title game Sunday night.

Author: 0 Cespedes hits 3 homers in first 5 innings vs Phillies

Cespedes transferred that batting practice display to the game on Tuesday night when he connected for three home runs in the first five innings of a 14-4 victory over the Phillies. Mets manager Terry Collins called Cespedes a "special player" and said he wasn't surprised by his performance. In two starts this season, Hellickson is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA.

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Author: 0 Dortmund were "completely ignored" by UEFA, says Thomas Tuchel

Borussia Dortmund players have acknowledged that they could not focus on the game following the bomb attack on their team bus on Tuesday. So far German police have arrested a man described as having "Islamist links". Officers are still investigating three "serious explosive devices" which went off as the players and coaching staff left the L'Arrivee Hotel and Spa on the outskirts of Dortmund shortly before a match.

Sport Phil Neville: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic has carried Manchester United'
Author: 0 Phil Neville: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic has carried Manchester United'

Ibrahimovic's goal means he has now scored 250 times since turning 30. "We have to keep focused, keep working, keep believing that we can reach the top four". We had a couple of situations but no more than that and we were playing quite compact and solid. "It was open at 0-0", Mourinho told Sky Sports . United will lock horns with Anderlecht in the first leg of the Europa quarter-finals while they will take on Chelsea in their next Premier League clash.

Author: 0 Lewandowski '100 percent' for Real return - Bayern boss

The Bayern goalkeeper once again proved why he is considered the world's best at his position. Bayern were missing Poland forward Robert Lewandowsi because of a shoulder injury, and lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Navas didn't have much to do, but perhaps could have done better for Bayern's strike. Ronaldo scored in the 47th and 77th minutes after Bayern had taken the lead in the 25th on Arturo Vidal's goal .

Sport Coutinho defied club wishes to play v Stoke
Author: 0 Coutinho defied club wishes to play v Stoke

The manager decided [to put him on the bench] because I was not 100 percent". This was a big win. Everybody was like: 'That's very important'. Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho is delighted to be recognised as the top scoring Brazilian in the English top flight.

Sport Late-charging Rose, Garcia tied atop Masters
Author: 0 Late-charging Rose, Garcia tied atop Masters

Rickie Fowler was third at 5 under while Jordan Spieth , the 2015 Masters victor, headed a group of three who were two strokes back. Both players drilled their shots to within 10 feet on the final hole, but Rose missed his, leaving Garcia with a putt for the title.

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler leads the way in Houston

However, he kept his poise and parred the last two holes for a three-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round. Fowler started slow but righted the ship to finish four shots back in a tie for third with Luke List, and will take good form to Augusta where he will be one of the bookmakers' favourites.

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Bruins will take on Senators in first round

There was also defenceman Morgan Rielly's ascendance to first pairing status much of the year, named an alternate captain and nomination for the Bill Masterton Trophy, with more workload than ever. "They're an improving team", Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said. Washington launched 38 shots at goaltender Curtis McElhinney , defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal with the team on a power play in the second period and the team's depth shined with Tom Wilson and Lars Eller scoring.

Author: 0 Ronaldo happy to hit 100-goal milestone - Zidane

Chile global Arturo Vidal headed Bayern into a 26th-minute lead but then missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time. Vidal could have finished with a first-half hat-trick when he stepped up to take a penalty after Dani Carvajal's handball from a Franck Ribery shot.

Author: 0 Hamilton expecting 'closest' title fight of career

In fact, Lewis Hamilton drove an impressive, controlled race to dominate proceedings, sitting at the front from start to finish and leaving Vettel to take second place in the Ferrari, with Max Verstappen doing the nearly impossible and driving from 16th on the grid to third place in the race.

Author: 0 US and Russia at 'low point' after no breakthrough in Moscow

President Trump ordered a retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian military air base last Thursday that was widely hailed by world leaders, but forcefully condemned by Assad and Russian Federation, one of the authoritarian leader's biggest supporters.

Author: 0 No regular starters, no problem for Hawks against Cavs

Waived DeAndre Liggins to create an open roster spot in case center Tristan Thompson has to miss any extended time in the playoffs with a sprained right thumb. Coach Tyronn Lue provided very few details about Thompson's injury or when he might return. They took all the momentum from us. ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul George scored 37 points and Myles Turner added 23 points and 10 rebounds to help IN move a step closer to a playoff berth with a victory over Orlando.

Sport Leicester want 'full facts' on fan clashes with police in Madrid
Author: 0 Leicester want 'full facts' on fan clashes with police in Madrid

It was the France international's more obvious quality that earned Atletico the opener as his searing pace spread panic in the Leicester defence and Albrighton bundled him over. We'll have to be very focused. I don't think the performance was that great, particularly going forward, they'll have to do a lot better. "We are aware of what we need to do for the second leg".

Sport Former Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy arrested
Author: 0 Former Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy arrested

Murphy was stopped at a security checkpoint when the firearm was discovered, an airport spokeswoman said Wednesday night. The gun had 11 rounds of ammunition. Murphy was arrested on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m., and booked about two hours later, according to the database. Murphy's charge carries a maximum prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000 in Florida, according to ESPN .

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Trade and Roster Rumors: Anderson Varejão Could Rejoin Cavaliers

The Cavs own the tie-breaker, so a win and a Celtics loss will still get them the top seed, but they seemed destined for the two seed given the circumstances. Do not expect head coach Dwane Casey to play his starters a lot of minutes. But...the 40 percent shooter bricked the long attempt. He backpedaled on defence and raised his arms in triumph as his teammates celebrated as if he had just hit a game-winner.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Eyeing Another Record

The game was tied at 95-all until Doug McDermott connected on a 3-pointer, earning Westbrook his 10th assist , with 1:24 left. "M-V-P!" with a raised arm. "No one can survive that", Magic coach Frank Vogel said. Oklahoma took the lead to 10 in the third quarter, but consecutive 3-pointers for Memphis by Troy Daniels and Randolph to start the fourth, gave Memphis its first lead since the opening quarter.

Sport Chelsea's Kante and Hazard up for PFA player of year award
Author: 0 Chelsea's Kante and Hazard up for PFA player of year award

Alli, who turned 21 on Tuesday, won this award past year and has enjoyed another brilliant season, scoring 16 goals to help Mauricio Pochettino's side emerge as Chelsea's nearest challengers. Alli - who has 16 goals in the Premier League this season - was a surprising name to be left off the shortlist despite enjoying a sensational campaign with Spurs.

Sport Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1
Author: 0 Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

It was a half-breakaway. Montreal outshot NY 16-5 in the first period, but couldn't beat Lundqvist. The 33-year-old Giordano was rewarded with a night-off Saturday in San Jose, where the Flames completed their regular-season work against the Sharks .

Sport ThunderNotes: Presti speaks on Westbrook's record, Thunder lock into No. 6 seed
Author: 0 ThunderNotes: Presti speaks on Westbrook's record, Thunder lock into No. 6 seed

Oklahoma City rallied from nine down late to beat Denver in overtime on Nov 25. Westbrook led the Thunder to a 3-1 week behind averages of 32.5 points (second in the West), 12.5 rebounds (third) and 10.3 assists (third). "There's some players that feel like every day you're playing a game you stay in that rhythm". If Denver kept its slim postseason hopes alive while Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook set the National Basketball Association record for triple-doubles in a season on ...

Author: 0 Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

There was a large police presence and inside the stadium there was polite applause when the announcer made reference to Dortmund's ordeal in the preceding 24 hours. "We are still alive, we have a chance", he said. "I think it is one of the major decisions in the game". The 32-year-old is on course for his lowest-scoring league campaign since 2009-10, too, with only 19 of those goals having come in La Liga this term.

Sport Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future tied to Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future tied to Arsene Wenger

I can understand that the subject is of interest but for me what is of interest is on the pitch. And when probed about who would make the final announcement about his future, he added: "The club, I have nothing to add to that". Arsenal don't seem like a club who fall in that category nowadays given their struggles this season and really for the past half decade or so. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has seen his contract extension talks with the Gunners put on hold.

Sport Experienced Blackhawks lead field of Cup contenders out West
Author: 0 Experienced Blackhawks lead field of Cup contenders out West

You can catch Game 1 Round 1 of the Blackhawks v. Predators tonight at 7PM. Yet these Blackhawks have been refreshed by an infusion of youngsters hoping for their first taste of Stanley Cup glory, most notably Artemi Panarin . Boudreau is back in the playoffs with a third team, the Minne. The task is all-but-impossible against first-overall Washington, but the Capitals have gone flat in the post-season before.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Begins Presenting Defense in Double-Murder Trial

Wednesday's testimony was a final effort to bolster the defense's theory that the slayings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado weren't the result of a drive-by shooting by Hernandez, but instead a gun fight in which the victims participated.

Author: 0 Shy 1 rebound, triple-double watch for Westbrook continues

Westbrook finished the game with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists and the playoff-bound Thunder snapped a two-game skid. Russell Westbrook needed just three quarters to get his 41st triple-double of the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season.

Author: 0 Mesut Ozil in no rush to resolve Arsenal future

The Frenchman's future at the Emirates is yet to be publicly clarified, with neither the 67-year-old nor the board revealing whether or not he has signed a new deal to keep him in North London beyond the expiration of his current deal in the summer.

Author: 0 Cespedes hits 3 HRs, Harvey leaves with cramp in Mets win

Lucas Duda delivered the longest blast, the first of his two homers. Duda blasted one 448 feet over the towering, ivy-covered brick wall in center off Morgan. "He said, 'I'll hit the way I want to hit.' I said, 'Well, next time I face you I don't think you will hit the way you want to hit.' That was the last time I ever faced him, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have hit a home run the next time".

Sport Miles Bridges considering return to MSU for sophomore season
Author: 0 Miles Bridges considering return to MSU for sophomore season

If he decides to leave East Lansing , that is. And Michigan State might be fully loaded for 2017-18. Wojnarowski reported that Bridges is expected to finalize decision after a meeting with Tom Izzo. Although we do not have any information that confirms that Bridges will in fact return for his sophomore campaign, this definitely is a step in the right direction for one more year at Michigan State.

Sport Paxton blanks the Astros as Mariners win home opener 6-0
Author: 0 Paxton blanks the Astros as Mariners win home opener 6-0

Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick shatters his bat on a fielder's choice against the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Seattle . Runs have been a little hard to come by for the Houston Astros early this season. Three of Springer's leadoff homers have come against the Mariners , and Tuesday was the second time Springer has led off with a home run against Miranda.

Author: 0 Yankees' Brett Gardner forced to leave early Wednesday afternoon

Gardner collided with Weeks while running down the first base line, and left with a bruised jaw and a strained neck. Both Weeks and Gardner left the game. Montgomery threw 61 of 89 pitches for strikes, including 17 missed swings. Severino will have had five days' rest after allowing four runs over five innings at Baltimore in his season debut.

Author: 0 Pogba: expectations on me are 'a mountain'

I think (Antonio) Valencia is the only one who can recover to play Thursday. Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals in 43 games for United in all competitions, including a brace in their 3-2 League Cup final win over Southampton. Manchester United's youngsters must use manager Jose Mourinho's criticism as motivation for development, defender Eric Bailly has said. I am doing good.

Sport Westbrook breaks triple-double record and secures dramatic win for Thunder
Author: 0 Westbrook breaks triple-double record and secures dramatic win for Thunder

The 6'3 (190.5cm) point-guard from Lawndale, California is the first man in 55 years to average a triple-double. Westbrook's 42nd triple-double is one more than the "Big O" had for the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62, a mark that many in the National Basketball Association had considered unbreakable until Westbrook's incredible run.

Author: 0 Hazard, Ibrahimovic lead PFA Players' Player of the Year nominees

The Manchester United graduate joins Sunderland's fire-fighting goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in battling previous winners Kane and Alli, as well as Lukaku and Leroy Sane, for the honour Dyche feels the recognition is well earned. The winners of the awards will be announced on 23 April. The former Sweden worldwide has struck 17 goals in the league for Manchester United this season, 11 more than nearest rival Juan Mata.

Sport Wenger has not been set top-four target
Author: 0 Wenger has not been set top-four target

Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott , before Shkodran Mustafi's second-half header cancelled out Sergio Aguero's strike, but the point leaves the Londoners in sixth on 51 points, seven behind City who now occupy the final Champions League qualifying berth.

Author: 0 Neymar could MISS El Clasico for clapping after red card

Barcelona have been rocked by the news that Brazilian forward Neymar will miss this month's El Clasico against Real Madrid after being handed a three-match suspension. According to Gil , Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez led an "intense" Barcelona inquest after the very surprising defeat while Neymar , who was shown a red card in the game, merely sulked.

Author: 0 Heat Rally to Stay Alive

If we get our rest and we're healthy going into the playoffs, I like exactly who we are and what we can do. "But I'd be lying if I didn't say there's reason for concern". Many of them blamed the refs for some questionable calls at the end of regulation and in overtime. Cleveland's struggles in the past month make it easy to forget James putting up career highs in assists, rebounds and triple-doubles while inexplicably tying his single-game record for dunks, when he had eight against Detroit ...

Author: 0 KKR's injured Chris Lynn undergoes MRI scan

They don't only need the conditions to succeed. Woakes and Boult are experienced too. "We have different options for different wickets". Uthappa has been a different class in the IPL since joining Kolkata and would like to get this season going as soon as possible.

Author: 0 Leafs goalie Andersen out Sunday in key game

Let's dwell on that for a second. Depending on the Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins will face either Ottawa or Washington. They'll open the postseason with a best-of-seven series against Minnesota. "When we come this far, we are not going to be satisfied with anything but trying to move on and trying to win games so were not just happy to be here".

Author: 0 Mourinho will not compromise top four for Europa League

An unhappy knack of drawing matches they have dominated means United are scrapping for a top-four finish rather than the Premier League crown, although the Europa League offers a fail-safe as they bid to return to the Champions League. Brussels has been subject to higher security since March 22 previous year, when coordinated attacks in the city killed 32 and injured many more. Anderlecht's 28-goal hitman Lukasz Teodorczyk could be missing with a shoulder injury, while Andy Nájar is a ...

Sport Real Madrid Beat Bayern Munich, 2-1
Author: 0 Real Madrid Beat Bayern Munich, 2-1

Vidal also squandered the chance to put his team 2-0 up before the break after he missed a controversial penalty kick when he blasted the spot-kick over the crossbar and into the stands. But the Chilean headed wide from another good chance late in the half and then blazed a penalty over the bar in first-half stoppage time after Dani Carvajal was harshly adjudged to have handled a Franck Ribery shot.