Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers Leader & NFL Icon Dan Rooney Dies At Age 84

GOLDMAN: The tributes following Rooney's death have ranged from former President Obama who appointed Rooney ambassador to Ireland to players. In 2003, Dan Rooney ceded control of the day-to-day operations of the team to his son, Art Rooney II , although he still had a big say in how the team operated from season to season.

Sport Zack Kassian: One good night or a big problem for Sharks?
Author: 0 Zack Kassian: One good night or a big problem for Sharks?

How did they do it? Is Kassian a real problem for the Sharks in this series? Kassian scored early in the second period and McDavid notched the insurance goal midway through the third period. This game two loss might force the Sharks to get Joe Thornton back into the lineup on Sunday for game three. A shorthanded goal, a number of crushing hits, superb penalty killing, highway speed and sandpaper grit; there were plenty of reasons for Oilers fans to chant "Kassian" as they did in ...

Sport Inciarte's homer the capper to Braves' win in SunTrust opener
Author: 0 Inciarte's homer the capper to Braves' win in SunTrust opener

SunTrust Park and the neighboring entertainment district Battery Atlanta are about 13 miles from Turner Field, the Braves' downtown home for the previous 20 seasons. The Braves played their first eight games on the road, and will face the San Diego Padres Friday night in the new stadium. Despite the win, Atlanta still shouldn't be favoured over anybody, even if they are at home.

Author: 0 Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

Ender Inciarte admitted he had a nice, calm feeling entering the Atlanta Braves' home opener Friday. Leader of the Chop: Before the Braves come to bat in the first inning, former Braves Manager Bobby Cox will officially start the chop from the Coors Light Chop House .

Sport North Carolina's Joel Berry wins NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player award
Author: 0 North Carolina's Joel Berry wins NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player award

The Tar Heels (33-7) climbed as high as No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and were sixth in the final media poll, won the Atlantic Coast Conference's regular-season title by two games and earned No. ESPN's Myron Medcalf reported Tuesday that head coach Roy Williams was non-committal about a visit to President Donald Trump's White House following North Carolina's victory over Gonzaga.

Author: 0 Syria's President Says Government's Role in Chemical Attack Is '100 Percent Fabrication'

He said allegations that his army had deliberately poisoned civilians were "100 per cent fabrication". "We don't know whether those dead children were killed in Khan Sheikhoun", the tyrant said. Russian Federation said the gas was part of rebel stockpiles, which the rebels have denied. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the statement alongside his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at three-way talks in Moscow .The alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad held a joint press ...

Sport Grand Milan rivalry resumes as new money flows in
Author: 0 Grand Milan rivalry resumes as new money flows in

The 7-1 hammering of Atalanta on the road was followed by a 2-2 draw with Torino, but it was back to back defeats to Sampdoria and Crotone that effectively stopped team's Champions League fantasy. Inter, which is also owned by a Chinese group, was taken over past year by Suning. The goal injected some freedom for Inter and they nearly doubled their lead moments later when Mario whipped in a low cross to the back post which just evaded captain Icardi.

Author: 0 Yankees homer twice to back Sabathia in 5-0 win over Rays

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi (0-1) held the Yankees to two hits in his other five innings, but one bad inning was enough to sink Tampa Bay. They got the second out on a force out at the home plate. St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk celebrates after hitting a walk-off single to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a baseball game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St.

Author: 0 How Sergio Garcia joins his heroes Ballesteros and Olazabal

Heading into Sunday's final round of the Masters, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were each in position to bring home the green jacket playing in the day's penultimate pairing. The first stop is June 15-18 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, for the US Open on a course designed by architects to host one of the sport's toughest tournaments .

Sport Three reasons to pursue Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Three reasons to pursue Carmelo Anthony

NY went 31-51, falling well short of expectations with its third consecutive 50-loss season. "We've not been able to win with (Anthony) on the court at this time", Jackson said . The two met in a bid to hash things out, with Anthony reportedly telling Jackson he wanted to stay put. Anthony was acquired by the Knicks five years ago and in July 2014 signed a five-year deal to stay in NY.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Acquitted On Double Murder Charges

The only charge Hernandez was found guilty on by this jury was unlawful gun possession and was sentenced to 4-5 years in state prison for that. Bradley was given immunity to testify against Hernandez in the double-murder trial of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu.

Sport Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees game preview
Author: 0 Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees game preview

Pineda, who gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss against Alex Cobb at Tampa Bay last week, started 15 of his first 18 batters with strikes and didn't fall behind 2-0 in a count until the sixth. Gardner was diagnosed with a bruised jaw and a strained beck, and Weeks with neck and right shoulder soreness. Gardner crawled to touch first before rolling onto his back, and Weeks remained prone on his chest.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Conte calls for calm against Man United

Chelsea head to Old Trafford seven points clear of Tottenham with seven games to go in the league. For sure, this game will be a tough game but we are ready to play. Asked on Saturday how much respect he had for Mourinho's past history at Chelsea , Conte simply feinted past what was an open goal to offer some complimentary soundbites.

Sport Jim White reveals what Arsenal have offered to Alexis Sanchez on ArsenalFanTV
Author: 0 Jim White reveals what Arsenal have offered to Alexis Sanchez on ArsenalFanTV

The Chile global won six major trophies alongside Messi at Barcelona, including the LaLiga title in 2012-13, before he left to join Arsenal a year later. Their only hope of silverware lies in the FA Cup which will see them play Manchester City in the semi-finals next weekend. So after that it is not any more today where we have to make a choice, I go to China because you earn big money.

Author: 0 Obama, others, react to death of Steelers' Rooney

Considered one of the most inspirational and influential executives in the NFL, Rooney was widely respected and appreciated even beyond the boundaries of football. One of the most genuine, and humble human beings I've had the pleasure of knowing. In 2000, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame , and two years later, turned day-to-day control of the Steelers over to his son, Art Rooney II .

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez acquitted in Boston double murder, still serving life sentence

Hernandez, who days ago blew kisses to his 4-year-old daughter in the courtroom, reacted with a nod on Friday as the jury's decision was read, according to Boston Globe reporter Travis Anderson who was tweeting from the courtroom. Conley said prosecutors would not go after Bradley in the killings because they believe they already charged the right person. Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted of charges he committed a double murder, has learned.

Sport Guardiola pleased with Manchester City progress
Author: 0 Guardiola pleased with Manchester City progress

We won 5-0 but normally it would be 12-0, that game. That being said, there second team will even be enough to beat Hull City so I am expecting a comfortable win for the home side in this game. City remain fourth, 14 points below Chelsea , and with Arsenal and Manchester United hot on their heels - both four points back with a game in hand - Guardiola knows they face a scrap for a top-four finish.

Author: 0 FP2: Vettel and Ferrari edge rivals in Bahrain

Mercedes then ran into some trouble with both drivers as Bottas" "T-wing' fell off for the second weekend running and Hamilton nearly collided with Nico Hulkenberg as he aborted three attempts at a flying lap. "Then at the longer faster circuits like Suzuka I think we're going to be in a real strong position". "I think this will be one of the closest [title fights] if not the closest I have experienced", the three-time world champion admitted after his win, per BBC Sport .

Author: 0 Pressure mounts on Wenger after Arsenal capitulate to Palace

The London club were woeful throughout as 16th-placed Palace capitalised, with goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty making the visitors pay. Even the shambolic away defeats at West Brom and Crystal Palace have not altered the thinking of those in power at the club. "Obviously being a Tottenham boy, to score against Arsenal is an incredible feeling".

Author: 0 Raptors roar into playoffs on a high note

The Raptors have never won a Game 1 of an opening-round series. He led Auburn to an appearance at state his senior year, and helped Wichita State get to the Final Four during his college days. Maker doesn't present enough of an offensive threat to force Valanciunas off the floor, but Ibaka will be forced away from the paint if he's left chasing Snell around screens.

Author: 0 Fleury to start again vs. Blue Jackets in Game 2

As the game ended, the Blue Jackets forward chased down Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl and delivered a pretty dirty play. You saw it on display in a big way during the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 2 on Friday, just 51 seconds after Columbus' Brandon Saad scored to pull the Blue Jackets even in the second period.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Reportedly Signing Edy Tavares to Contract, Cutting Larry Sanders

He came off the bench and scored 5 quick points in Game 6. However, the 25-year-old Spaniard averaged 10.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in 48 games (41 starts) for the Raps' D-League affiliate. It was a surprising move as the Cavs signed Sanders to a two-year, non-guaranteed deal in March with the goal of preparing him for next season. The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly released center Larry Sanders on Tuesday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania and's Joe Vardon .

Author: 0 Did-you-know: Historical ties between Maple Leafs and Capitals

The Toronto Maple Leafs gave both their fans and the Washington Capitals a hard ride in their first playoff game in four years - with diehards suffering the stress of an overtime game and then the agony of a 3-2 loss. "In between periods it was basically Justin just kind of calmed everyone down, said, 'Relax, we're not going to win every period, '" Holtby said. Tom Wilson scored 5:15 into extra period for a 3-2 victory in Game 1 on Thursday night.

Author: 0 McAuley: SunTrust Park Fan Experience 'Will Be Way Up There'

When the Braves played their first game at Atlanta Stadium - later dubbed Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium - on April 12, 1966, it was the Pirates' Gene Alley that broke through for the first hit in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win. "We think it's the exact right size and there's something here for everybody - lots of different, what we like to call nearly 'neighborhoods, ' different ways to experience the game", he said.

Author: 0 Canadiens vs. Rangers Game 2 Prediction

NY struggled to the finish line in going 8-9-4 in its final 21 games to finish 48-28-6 and earn the Eastern Conference's top wild-card spot. Coach Alain Vigneault can orchestrate four well-balanced lines giving the Seventh Avenue Skaters a clear edge over their northern neighbors.

Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez cleared of 2012 double murder

The jury in the Lloyd case deliberated for 36 hours over seven days before convicting Hernandez of first-degree murder in April 2015. He was sentenced to serve four to five years in prison for that conviction on top of the separate life sentence for being found guilty almost two years ago of murdering Lloyd.

Author: 0 Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

Mr. Hernandez is already serving life without parole in state prison for another killing. The court also acquitted the 27-year-old former National Football League player of witness intimidation for the 2013 shooting of prosecution witness Alexander Bradley.

Author: 0 Mistakes Cost Cardinals in 4-3 Loss to Yanks

And, for one night, far fewer regarding Tanaka. Compiled of veterans and young sluggers trying to prove their power is enough to lead this team back to the postseason, the Yankees are actually playing as underdogs in a sense this season. "We've played 10 games". The Yankees are on a four-game winning streak after completing a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Marlins duo Miguel Rojas and Dee Gordon collected three hits apiece in a 3-2 win over the Mets.

Author: 0 Johnson could match UFC record with 10th title defense in KC

Reis. Michael Bisping has two belts and I'm just a nice guy, just a company man, I come here and fight and then they take the belt away from me and I'm like, 'alright, peace. Reis was originally scheduled to face Johnson at UFC 201, but the bout fell through due to injury. "You got Conor holding up two belts, two weight champion, and I think it would be cool if I were successful and got to 11, and had just 11 UFC titles and have my amateur belts, and be like this is the road I took to get here".

Author: 0 Alexander Radulov scores winner, Canadiens beat Rangers in overtime

That would have given the Rangers a 4-2 lead. New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores the first goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during first-period Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game action Friday.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man United star sends message after Sunderland win

Shaw was booked in the first half and Mourinho said he substituted him around the hour mark to remove any risk of dismissal from referee Craig Powson was "under pressure" having sent off Sunderland's Seb Larsson, on 43 minutes. Victor Anichebe went close to an equaliser but his close-range effort was blocked by United keeper Sergio Romero who was starting in place of the injured David de Gea.

Sport Bahrain GP: Hamilton sure Ferrari the team to beat in Bahrain
Author: 0 Bahrain GP: Hamilton sure Ferrari the team to beat in Bahrain

Vettel got down to a 1:31.310 to stay ahead of Bottas, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Hulkenberg. Haas' Romain Grosjean was ninth, beating the fastest Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in tenth. He added that it had been "incredibly hot" when the temperature touched 49 degrees Celsius, but the later cooler conditions in second practice had helped him understand his car's performance.

Author: 0 We Needed That - Raheem Sterling Salutes Manchester City Beating Hull

With Hart accepting his Manchester City career is over, it will be interesting to see if Guardiola feels he can persevere with 33-year-old Bravo next season having left him out most of this year for Caballero. "We conceded a really unlucky own goal, and made our opponent more comfortable in the match". Guardiola said: "When I say I'm a lucky guy, it's because I was with Xavi, Iniesta and now with Silva".

Author: 0 Chelsea will go to Manchester United to win, says Antonio Conte

After London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thumped Watford 4-0 for their sixth straight league win to cut their lead to four points, Chelsea faced a potentially hard visit to the south coast. "We know if we want to be champions we've got to go to win every game". The Blues are seven points clear at the top of the table and are in the midst of an excellent run of form, however they've been unable to ease up.

Author: 0 IN PICS: Pollard and Krunal guide Mumbai to comeback win

RCB scored 142/5, while MI made 145/6 in 18.5 overs. RCB , would like to take solace from the fact that leg-spinner Samuel Badree's hat-trick posed a lot of trouble for the Mumbai Indians before Kieron Pollard saved their day. But Badree's hat-trick, only the 12th in IPL history, would prove in vain as Pollard and Krunal Pandya stabilised the innings with a stand of 93 for the sixth wicket.

Author: 0 Man United lose Juan Mata for the season

Cesc Fabregas and Willian are the most likely of any players to earn a recall. "A close one as with last month's FA Cup tie?" Firstly, the 19-year-old can hug the left touchline and look to exploit the space behind Victor Moses, something Mourinho will nearly certainly instruct him to do.

Author: 0 Door is open for Griezmann at Real Madrid, says Ramos

We put in a great performance but with five minutes to go we lacked that bit of concentration. We only added one point in a very complete game of my players. We're never bothered, no matter what, I'm disappointed. "He stated that; "I won't rule out" Real Madrid " but believes any possible agreement would be "dead" due to the unwritten rule which states neither club shall do business with the other.

Sport Spurs surprise: Alli overlooked by fellow pros for accolade
Author: 0 Spurs surprise: Alli overlooked by fellow pros for accolade

Antonio Conte's side hold a seven point lead at the top, but Tottenham can temporarily trim the gap to four if they beat Bournemouth at White Hart Lane in tomorrow's early kick-off. "Today he's shown he's one of the best players in the Premier League". "He's very fresh in his body and his mind, and he's very hungry to score again", said Pochettino.

Sport Braves greats help celebrate opening of new SunTrust Park
Author: 0 Braves greats help celebrate opening of new SunTrust Park

Inciarte also hit the first home run, coming in the bottom of the sixth inning. Craig Stammen , who was called on to relieve Chacin in the 6th, gave up a two-run homer to Inciarte, widening the gap to 5-2. He raced around to third on Freddie Freeman's double, and both runners trotted home when Markakis doubled to deep right. The deal with the Braves marked the first time SunTrust had bought naming rights to a stadium, although in recent years the bank had its name on the most exclusive ...

Author: 0 The Masters: Nicklaus, Nadal, Figo, Phelps weigh in with Garcia tributes

The golfer with the most major starts before a first win, eclipsing Tom Kite in 2016, was finally shedding his almost man tag and that made it even more special. The Irishman stood between Garcia and a Major title in the 2007 Open Championship, where Garcia missed a ten-foot putt for victory, and the 2008 US PGA Championship, where the Spaniard again surrendered a lead to Harrington.

Sport Krejci scratched from Bruins' Game 1 lineup
Author: 0 Krejci scratched from Bruins' Game 1 lineup

Boston is a -180 to win the series. When you think of the top goaltenders in the National Hockey League, unless you're from Ottawa , you probably wouldn't say Anderson for long time if ever. "It's always a concern coming into the lineup at this time of the year when you're a young guy, whether you've played or not", said Cassidy. He skated briefly Friday but Joe Morrow is expected to take his place Saturday.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Respect for Vettel is the highest

Merc's W06 in the lead. Teammate Sebastian Vettel finished second and may have challenged for the win were it not for a strategy gamble early in the race which was undone by a poorly-timed Safety Car as the track dried out. "I'm not very happy about it and it's racing and there's still many races to go". "The safety auto came just when I was about to start to feel that the dry tyre was a lot quicker", Vettel said.

Author: 0 Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy will make National Hockey League debut Wednesday

Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Zdeno Chara and McAvoy all did yeomen's work keeping the puck in the zone for 48 seconds and not letting up at all. In fact, it might be the only reason why the Senators weren't able to win Game 1. "We knew the odds of us sweeping Boston weren't very good". Superstar Erik Karlsson is day-to-day with a foot injury and will most likely be ready to go for game one in Ottawa .

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton on His Relationship With Formula One Rival Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton was only fifth in the other Mercedes , but his fastest lap was set on his third attempt at a qualifying simulation and left him 0.284s off the pace. But pace-wise, if anything, Ferrari got a bit quicker this weekend and the gap's even closer. "These drivers are just so risky, man", Hamilton said over the radio.

Sport Guardiola to assess Kompany and Delph before Manchester City face Hull
Author: 0 Guardiola to assess Kompany and Delph before Manchester City face Hull

Delph told City TV: "I'd like the team to go unbeaten from now until the end of the season". City are without a win in their last four games and are just four points ahead of Arsenal. I am always happy when I can give minutes to players who haven't played too much. "Every game is a big game". "They have hard games coming up, though, so we have to keep winning and, hopefully, they get a bit stressed".

Sport Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial
Author: 0 Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

Hernandez's attorneys have pointed the finger at the state's star witness, a former friend of Hernandez who was with him the night of the shootings. The first defense witness was Antoine Salvador, a psychology doctoral student who met Hernandez inside the club and asked him to pose with him for a photo.

Author: 0 Only six teams can hope to win championship each year, history says

The Celtics made the climb to the Eastern Conference's top seed which was impressive. At the end of the day I can't have my mind focused on the past right now . And he obliterated them. But this will be the rage of the Oklahoma City-Houston first-round series, with presumptive MVP frontrunners Russell Westbrook and James Harden set to lead their teams into the postseason.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs: Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks

LUCIC THE LEADER: While many of Edmonton's key players will be getting their first taste of the National Hockey League playoffs, the Oilers do have a few key veterans to show the youngsters the way. They had two wins in five games against Edmonton but lost the final three. With Brent Burns on the back end, finishing the regular season with 76 points, 29 goals and 47 assists leading all defensemen in points and goals, the 32-year-old bearded wonder will be the backbone for this Sharks team.

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