Sport Middle Tennessee dismisses players in animal cruelty probe
Author: 0 Middle Tennessee dismisses players in animal cruelty probe

Akins and Alvarez have been suspended pending the P.A.W.S. investigation and must perform community service to benefit local animal welfare efforts. The puppy did not belong to either football player. "Their expertise was invaluable in this process and will help educated our players", he said.

Sport Redskins LB Trent Murphy banned for first four games of 2017
Author: 0 Redskins LB Trent Murphy banned for first four games of 2017

The latter Marshall was suspended Friday for the first four games of the 2017 season for the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The four-game suspension Trent Murphy was facing for a PED violation will stand. The four-game ban robs the Redskins of a quarter-season's worth of their fearsome pass-rushing duo in Murphy and Ryan Kerrigan. A message sent to his agent seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Sport Henley off to the Masters after winning Houston Open
Author: 0 Henley off to the Masters after winning Houston Open

Kang was in the clubhouse on 16-under 128 with the afternoon wave, including Fowler, on the course. Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley were at 10-under after both shooting 5-under 67. Rickie Fowler on Thursday dealt with a number of "mud balls" to surge into the first-round lead at the Shell Houston Open in Texas. "I also think the course provides a great opportunity to get ready for next week".

Sport Get 6/1 Improvement on Tottenham to Defeat Bournemouth
Author: 0 Get 6/1 Improvement on Tottenham to Defeat Bournemouth

Kane is now the club's top scorer with 19, but the load has been shared, with Dele Alli contributing 16 and Son Heung-min racking up 11 so far. On Harry Kane: "Harry is a player with a character and personality that believes in all". "Not only did he confirm that, he's improved in all aspects of his game". No, I think it's a joke! The Lilywhites have traditionally played second fiddle to their local rivals, failing to finish above them in the Premier League since the 1995-96 campaign.

Author: 0 Shaw: I told Mourinho I'd prove him wrong

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones may return for the last Premier League match of the season and are expected to be available for the Europa League final, if United progress to that stage, but Juan Mata has no chance of playing again this season.

Author: 0 Rizzo, Russell's home runs lead Cubs to 4-0 win over Dodgers

He had another championship to chase. But, it has been 108 years. They woke up every spring and went to bed every winter wondering when their time would come. The Cubs Pitching was excellent. Almora twice robbed the Dodgers' Corey Seager , leaping at the center-field wall in the first inning to make a catch and then running back toward the wall and catching Seager's drive to end the third and leave a runner stranded at second base.

Author: 0 Match Reports: West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City

According to the defender, on the pitch it is the players who are entrusted with the task of performing and it was good that they could do so to honour their manager. "It was much-needed. There was big pressure, not on me, but the players". It ended a five-match run of defeats that put boss Slaven Bilic's job in jeopardy and kept Paul Clement's Swans in third bottom spot.

Author: 0 Son shines as classy Spurs hit Watford for four

Tottenham chalked up a sixth successive victory, Dele Alli scoring a superb goal - his 16th of the season in the league - and Eric Dier doubling the lead before Son's brace. He told Sky Sports: "We just have to keep performing like today". "The message for us is to keep pushing and win games, that is our job". "We know it can be tough when you have to play after", he added.

Author: 0 How to watch Game 1 of Cavs-Pacers

That cost them the first seed in the Eastern Conference to the Boston Celtics, so they're really going to need to turn things around if they want to make it to the finals for the third straight year. They suffered tough defeats and had losing streaks. Toronto went 3-1 against the Bucks this season. Indeed, when the Cavaliers are clicking, there aren't many teams that can stop them.

Author: 0 Clippers-Jazz playoff series is matchup of different styles

Sacramento Kings' Willie Cauley-Stein, left, has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. NBA Western Conference Playoff Saturday Odds / Check out the latest on women's boxing, only at ThePrizeFighters. Westbrook has lit up the Rockets, averaging 36.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 9.3 assists in four meetings, but Houston has won three of the four games.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Penguins impressive in opening round

Jake Guentzel added a goal and an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champions. "I don't really have thoughts", Sullivan said. Fleury was 18-10-7 this season for the Penguins with a.909 save percentage. Fleury's appearance on Friday will be his 102nd in the playoffs, a franchise record for a goaltender. The awakening came earlier than in the series opener.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo reaches milestone but says Champions League tie remains open

Forward Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour. Thiago's corner found its way to the rising Vidal, who kept up his fine recent record in this competition of late. "We had the game under control in the first-half, but we lost our efficiency after the break". So let's see if we can get over it. Real Madrid are fully aware of the threat Lewandowski poses as in the 2012-13 campaign the Poland worldwide scored four goals while playing for Borussia Dortmund, knocking the Spaniards out of the ...

Author: 0 Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton ready for close fight after victory

Eighteen races remain of the season, and Hamilton and Vettel now lead the championship with 43 points. A chaotic start to the race on a wet track, however, scuttled the highly anticipated showdown as Hamilton coasted to victory for his fifth title in Shanghai and first of the new Formula One season.

Author: 0 Tottenham 4-0 Watford: Mauricio Pochettino reaction

The South Korea worldwide was gifted far too much space as he ran through on goal and steered a low strike past Gomes before the break. Then the second half was very hard. Despite possessing plenty of counter-attacking pace, Watford were simply unable to get out, as opposition bodies swarmed around them whenever they threatened to break.

Author: 0 Real Madrid Doors Would Be Open To Antoine Griezmann- Sergio Ramos

Hinting at Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said the record European football champions' "doors are always open" for the best in the business. I think we were a bit exhausted. "It is a draw but we've lost two points", said Zidane . I hope I can continue scoring at the Bernabeu. "I would like to still see you wearing the Madrid shirt, hopefully you can stay".

Sport Prosecution To Rest In Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial
Author: 0 Prosecution To Rest In Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial

During the month of testimony, prosecutors and defense lawyers called dozens of witnesses, with the prosecution's star being Bradley, who contended Hernandez had grown furious with the two men in the club. But Hernandez's lawyers say the friend — Alexander Bradley — shot the men over a drug deal. Judge Jeffrey Locke speaks to members of the jury before closing arguments in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, April 6, 2017, ...

Author: 0 Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

Of the eight reporters at Sports Illustrated who cast their predictions for the 2017 season, three picked the Cubs to the win the World Series-more than any other team. McQueeny, 24, and his roommate and co-worker, Nick Sengheiser, a 25-year-old Cardinals fan, sipped on a couple of beers as they took in the scene near the front of the stadium on a sunny, handsome day in St.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann rules out move to Real Madrid

In the goal he scored us we did not defend good the play, we were misplaced. "But you never know what can happen in the future". "We have to keep scoring three points in each game". Real Madrid are winless in their last four league games at home against Atletico (D1 L3), their worst run without winning vs them. The 26-year-old France forward, who leads Atletico with 22 goals in all competitions this season, will be the focus of the team's attack on Saturday as it tries to derail ...

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, lifelong Catholic, dies at 84

And it was under his leadership that the team became a 1970s dynasty, winning four Super Bowl titles in six years and two more since 2006. The Pittsburgh Steelers' chairman has died at the age of 84. "Football examples only scratch the surface of how he impacted mine and the countless other lives he touched". A voice of reason on a wide range of topics, including diversity and labor relations, Dan always had the league's best interests at heart.

Author: 0 Young Blue Jackets learning postseason ropes

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella questions an official during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, April 12, 2017 . "He's not nervous. He made some subtle plays [in Game 1] and [Harrington] is just a competitive guy and has grown on us as they year has gone by..." "It's a good opportunity for us", Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said.

Sport Mourinho favourite Ibrahimovic has carried Man Utd
Author: 0 Mourinho favourite Ibrahimovic has carried Man Utd

We have another home game next Saturday (against West Ham United) and we have to try and win it". United remain four points behind Manchester City in fourth. "I don't want to make out it's the referee's fault but he (Larsson) gets the ball, he touches the ball, and there's no contact at all". United visit Anderlecht in the first leg of the Europa quarter-finals on Thursday and on this evidence Luke Shaw may start for them at left-back.

Sport Yankees Michael Pineda turns in sparkler in home-opener win
Author: 0 Yankees Michael Pineda turns in sparkler in home-opener win

Tigers 2, Red Sox 1: Justin Verlander and Chris Sale dominated in a matchup of ace pitchers before Nicholas Castellanos singled in the go-ahead run off Sale in the eighth inning, lifting Detroit over Boston. "We had opportunities early that we didn't capitalize on". Even more significantly, it he can consistently get his slider to break straight down as he did against Tampa Bay , he can be the Terminator the Bombers have been waiting for all along.

Sport Jets have Mitchell Trubisky in on Thursday
Author: 0 Jets have Mitchell Trubisky in on Thursday

If you're able to look at both players with an open mind, I'm sure you'll see the surprising similarities between the National Football League bust, and a prospect quarterback loved by the majority opinion. Plenty are bowled over by his mental traits, his leadership and his physical gifts, but there are enough flaws in his game to bring his "ceiling" down.

Author: 0 Former Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty in Double Murder Trial

Hernandez, 27, was accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting in July 2012 in Boston's South End after an altercation outside a night club. He was sentenced to serve between 4 and 5 years in prison for that conviction. Defense attorneys suggested that it was Bradley who committed the murders.

Author: 0 Charlie Nicholas desperate for Arsene Wenger to clarify Arsenal future

Alexis Sanchez does more running so he's seen as a player who is giving his all in the Arsenal jersey, but in truth he's probably running after the ball he just gave away to the opposition yet again. "I face it in every press conference at the moment but tonight I'm not in the mood to speak about it", he said after the match. I've managed over 1,000 games and we are not used to this, it's a big worry.

Author: 0 Neymar ban: Barcelona forward set to miss Clasico with Real Madrid

Referee Jesus Gil Manzano wrote down in his report that Neymar committed that act. Neymar has received a three-game ban following his sending off against Malaga and will miss El Clasico. Luis Enrique's side are now sat three points behind Madrid in La Liga table, with Zinedine Zidane's side drawing 1-1 against cross-city rivals Atletico earlier in the day.

Author: 0 The NBA playoffs have arrived, and here's 10 things to watch

And I think back to that great game they had, unfortunately they lost it, against Cleveland when LeBron James made that incredible shot off the glass to tie it and go to overtime. Take the Boston Celtics for instance. No. 8 Chicago BullsNo. The Cavaliers, after being in the driver's seat of the Eastern Conference for much of the season, suddenly find themselves vulnerable and out of first place.

Sport Carrick: We won't give up on top-four hopes
Author: 0 Carrick: We won't give up on top-four hopes

Phil Jagielka's first goal in nearly two years looked to have caused terminal damage to United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four. We are close, but still we don't get the points that we need. "It was really disappointing not to get the win", Everton manager Ronald Koeman told BBC Sport. Antonio Valencia was rested for the visit of Everton , with Mourinho claiming that the right-back, one of United's stand-out performers this season, was "really, really tired" following ...

Sport Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs still haunted by last season's collapse
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs still haunted by last season's collapse

Mauricio Pochettino has said that his second-placed Tottenham Hotspur team can use the disappointment of last season as motivation for their Premier League title charge. "It's true, in the first half it was hard to play in the way we normally play but throughout the second half we dominated the game and created chances", he said.

Sport Montgomery earns Yanks' 5th starter job, to debut Wednesday
Author: 0 Montgomery earns Yanks' 5th starter job, to debut Wednesday

It's exciting to see a guy come into his own and start to figure out things in the major leagues". Yankees: 1B Greg Bird missed his fourth straight game. Paxton (1-0) was a big reason why, keeping Houston's offense silent long enough for Seattle's bats to wake up and finally convert with runners in scoring position.

Sport Ariya, Kim share Lotte lead
Author: 0 Ariya, Kim share Lotte lead

Su-Yeon, who finished her second round on Friday after bad weather affected Thursday's play, then shot a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to reach 17 under. "Honestly, it's just that I've had more momentum going into that side than I have when I've played the back, " Lewis said. "I hit a lot of good shots".

Author: 0 Final day of NBA season will decide some seeds, matchups

When it comes to the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers' history is short and not at all sweet. Derrick Favors played three of the last four games of the season for the Jazz, and he looked far more comfortable on the court and didn't show any signs that his knee was bothering him and looked like his usual dominant self.

Sport Ex-NFL star Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings
Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings

But Hernandez was found not guilty for the remaining seven counts. Hernandez is now serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd . Hernandez's defense team in the double-murder trial included Jose Baez, known for winning an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony in the death of her daughter.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez found not guilty in double murder

The jury did find him guilty of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancee says she's "very happy" about his acquittal on charges he killed two men after they left a Boston nightclub. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez killed killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado because he felt disrespected when one of them bumped him and spilled his drink.

Author: 0 Tottenham keep up Chelsea chase with 4-0 rout of Bournemouth

A win for Spurs would take them to within four points of Chelsea, who take on Manchester United in Sunday's Premier League blockbuster. The left back despite being fully fit, has been unable to be involved with the Cherries in the last few weeks, due to the five match suspension he received for a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford.

Author: 0 No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

Turkey and the United Kingdom said tests showed Sarin or a Sarin-like substance was used in Khan Sheikhoun, which would be the first time since 2013 that a prohibited chemical had been used on such a scale. The tense back-and-forth over last week's deadly chemical attack in Syria has added to the strain. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, referring to Iraq, said, "Experiments like that, which are built on an obsession with overthrowing dictators, totalitarian or authoritarian ...

Sport Klopp reveals what was said to persuade him to rest Firmino
Author: 0 Klopp reveals what was said to persuade him to rest Firmino

Coutinho started Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Stoke City on the bench, after being forced off midweek when he complained of feeling unwell at half-time. He told the BBC: 'Garth [Crooks] said there that this is a game-changing decision, I said the game would be won from the bench. "You can't expect it each week, but when he is doing it, then it's like scoring a goal".

Author: 0 Jamie Carragher opens up about Arsene Wenger's situation at Arsenal

Large sections of Arsenal's support ended the night with a chorus of " Arsene Wenger , we want you to go" and "you're not fit to wear the shirt" - with protests against the 67-year-old likely to ramp up. Marca add the La Liga giants will need to move quickly if they want to hire Valverde, especially with other teams in the hunt. "Obviously being a Tottenham boy, to score against Arsenal is an incredible feeling".

Sport Harden: Westbrook's record 'huge accomplishment' but MVP about wins
Author: 0 Harden: Westbrook's record 'huge accomplishment' but MVP about wins

Robertson added: "Westbrook's journey to tie or break my single-season triple-double records has been remarkable, and I'm happy to congratulate him for doing so". The Thunder is locked into the sixth seed and will face Houston in the first round of the playoffs in a showdown between Westbrook and his chief rival for the MVP award, Rockets point guard James Harden .

Author: 0 Neymar's Suspension means he will miss Madrid Classico tilt

Neymar's hopes of playing in the Clasico against Real Madrid are over after he received a three-match suspension for sarcastically applauding after his red card against Malaga on Sunday. He will miss Barcelona's next league match against Real Sociedad on April 15, but he's also expected to miss El Clasico on April 23 for what he did to the fourth official.

Sport Giants place Buster Posey on 7-day DL, call up Tim Federowicz
Author: 0 Giants place Buster Posey on 7-day DL, call up Tim Federowicz

This season got off to a rough start as the Giants won only two of their first seven games. GIants' starting pitcher Matt Moore throws, as the San Francisco Giants take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in their home opener against the at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif.

Author: 0 Upbeat Mumbai seek to spoil Kohli's RCB return

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team now confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and RCB captain Kohli has regained match fitness. That's after a hard fought test cricket series that saw Kohli's criticise Steve Smith for gesturing towards his dressing room for guidance on whether to review an lbw decision in the second test at Bengaluru.

Author: 0 Predators goalie Pekka Rinne excited to face Chicago again

Will the Chicago Blackhawks get out of the first round? Montreal topped the Atlantic with 47 victories and 103 points, while the Rangers (+105) had to settle for the first Eastern Conference wild card spot despite recording a whopping 102 points themselves.

Author: 0 Capitals Show Resilience In Game 1 Win

Tom Wilson , Capitals - Wilson's first playoff goal 5:15 into overtime lifted the Capitals to victory and avoided what could have been a morale-crushing defeat. Both goalies made big saves in the scoreless third period to maintain the 2-2 tie. The contest also noted that the Toronto Maple Leafs would lose to the Washington Capitals in the first round by seven games, while the Edmonton Oilers would exit in just six games, and the Columbus Blue Jackets would beat the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Sport Thunder In Minnesota For Final Regular Season Road Contest
Author: 0 Thunder In Minnesota For Final Regular Season Road Contest

The win secured the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the Thunder and eliminated the Nuggets from contention for the eighth spot. With averages of 31.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists through 80 games, Westbrook has already locked up his triple-double average for the campaign.

Sport Chelsea Icon Didier Drogba Talks Blues Resurgence, Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Chelsea Icon Didier Drogba Talks Blues Resurgence, Jose Mourinho

Phoenix Rising will probably be very good, because Drogba was a good MLS player, albeit one who refused to play on turf or come off the bench, last season for the Montreal Impact. "It was unusual coming back to Stamford Bridge when I was at Galatasaray and I didn't want to experience that again". However this season the 23-year-old has been in prolific form - he is the Premier League's top scorer with 23 goals in 31 games.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton pushes Button for Monaco

Alonso and rookie team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne have just one race completion between them and are by their own admission last in terms of speed. The call came from Eric Boullier , the team's racing director, last week after Alonso accepted the challenge of crossing the Atlantic to take part in the Indianapolis 500 which is staged on the same day as the Monte Carlo race.

Author: 0 Blues leave Minnesota in control of series

The game Wednesday night started much like many of us had expected. "We know the last two are going to be the hardest". "You've just got to stick with your game plan". The Minnesota Wild need a victory here to realistically stay in this series before heading to St. Louis. "I don't think you can get frustrated", Minnesota center Eric Staal told reporters.

Sport GIF reactions to Marshawn Lynch's cryptic 'I'm thankful!!' tweet
Author: 0 GIF reactions to Marshawn Lynch's cryptic 'I'm thankful!!' tweet

Oakland is in need of a running back and in this year's offseason was first linked to former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. Lynch, 30, announced via Twitter he would be retiring from the Seahawks at the end of the 2015 season. There are a few teams that could use a running back and a top-level cornerback. "Beast Mode" remains signed with the Seahawks and if he returns to the National Football League this year, he is going to earn $ 9 million .

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