But Chelsea responded by restoring a seven-point advantage by winning at Dean Court, where Marcos Alonso sealed their triumph with a brilliant second-half free-kick. "They are waiting for us to lose points but if we do the job we will be champions in the end", Hazard told the club website. "What we've historically done is always try to win and that's the same aim no matter how many points you have and how many games are left".
And Pochettino is trying to maintain as much optimism as possible to keep Spurs on their toes and ready to pounce should Chelsea slip again. Spurs continued their remarkable form recently with an emphatic victory over Burnley at Turf Moor .
The Concacaf region is widely viewed as favorite to win the 2026 World Cup , given Federation Internationale de Football Association rules that restrict Europe and Asia from hosting again so quickly. South America, Central America, Africa and Oceania are eligible to bid for the 2026 World Cup. Last summer, the United States notably hosted the 2016 Copa America Centenario, a marquee worldwide tournament held in 10 venues across the country.
Duje Cop gave Sporting the lead but the talented Isco levelled it within three minutes in the first half. Mikel Vesga's looping header put Sporting, who started the day five points adrift of safety, back in front at the start of the second half.
Butch Harmon laughs at the notion that Johnson lacks the right intelligence to be a major force. Johnson won his first major title at last year's US Open while McIlroy followed his 2011 Masters heartache by winning the US Open two months later.
The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt's Christian minority, who account for about 10 pc of the population and have been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists. "I was shocked to hear of the tragic bombing attacks on innocent Egyptians at places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria", Rivlin said. The Egyptian Cabinet, on its website Monday, said it had approved a three-month, nationwide state of emergency that went into effect at 1 p.m.
IN is 4-1 in the last 10 days with their only loss coming in a 2OT battle against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. "I think we're good", Lue said, evading the question. Norman Powell led all scorers with 25 points, and the Raptors pounded the Cavs 98-83 in the final game of the regular season. "At the end of the day, I'm not going to harp on what happened in the regular season through injuries, through bad losses, through good wins, through whatever the case may be".
Montgomery did not get the win as he pitched 4 2⁄3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven. "He has a four-pitch mix, with a very good downhill angle, and he's 6-foot-6 and lefty", Girardi said. "I noticed especially past year catching him in [Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre], he always takes it to another level when he's in a little bit of trouble", said catcher Kyle Higashioka, who started for the first time in the majors Wednesday.
It was a goal rooted in controversy from Chelsea's point of view as United midfielder Herrera appeared to handle to win back possession. "Not every team defends with 11 players, and they defend with 11 players". Even so, Chelsea defender David Luiz was still exposed too easily by Herrera's precise pass, with Rashford allowed to gallop clear before slotting a cool finish under Asmir Begovic for his ninth goal of the season.
Beyond that, if they are able to bounce back and win this series, they'll have to face that reality that a blown game 1 is the reason that yet another first-round opponent will drag them to a 7th game. That's the only thing I remember", Favors said. "There's nothing we did that was creative or smart, we just chose to play it that way, and what we did is we had a player that made a play, and that's usually what it comes down to".
For those who don't recall the game, Cleveland was down one with 15 seconds remaining. Okay, I know it sounds insane, but the Wizards entered this season with a new mentality by bringing in Oklahoma City's former head coach Scott Brooks, who has several years of playoff experience, and re-signing standout guard Bradley Beal to a long-term deal.
Will the Montreal Canadiens fall behind two games at home when they host the New York Rangers tonight at 7PM ET in Game 2 of the series? Ginette Reno was ready, belting out O Canada like only she can before the puck dropped and the building started to shake with "Go Habs Go!" chants.
Bartra has consistently updated the football world on his wellbeing through social media since Tuesday's event, during which three explosive devices containing metal went off as the team left their hotel by coach. Sokratis then failed to keep his header down from Reus' cross in what was the final chance of the first half, and the Greek defender directed another header over in the 66th minute from Ousmane Dembele's cross.
At least 200 people gathered at the park where supporters of President Trump were holding a "Patriots Day" rally , United States media report.The Patriot's Day rally was organized by a pro-Trump group, the Liberty Revival Alliance. He later said that voters don't care. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code.
Both sides will be hungry for points in this one with the Premier League table very tight at the moment, as Liverpool look to this away fixture to avenge their midweek draw. "We didn't defend like we usually do so we couldn't play high pressure, we had to stay a little bit deeper". Despite the best endeavours of Ben Woodburn - Liverpool's third-youngest starter - it was hard to know where the goals would come from in the Liverpool XI.
Westbrook was on pace for another triple-double at halftime with eight assists, five points and five rebounds in 18 minutes before Donovan made a decision to rest him for the second half. ABOUT THE THUNDER (47-34): Oklahoma City prevailed without Westbrook against the Timberwolves as shooting guard Victor Oladipo played the starring role with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists as well as sinking the game-winning jumper with 6.3 seconds left.
Chelsea, ever since the 3-0 drubbing against Arsenal earlier in the season (yes, believe me, that was this season), have been utterly dominant in almost every phase of the game since switching to Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 system. "But you never know, that's the attractive thing in the Premier League". Jose Mourinho is hoping that making Zlatan the best-paid player in the Premier League (£450,000-a-week) will tempt him into committing his future, irrespective of United's Champions League ...
Shaken Borussia Dortmund staff and players do not feel as though UEFA's rescheduling of their Champions League quarter-final first leg clash against AS Monaco showed them respect. "The last thing I thought about was the game". The Federal Prosecutor's Office added there was no evidence that the man, identified as Abdul Beset A.
What better way to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Robinson's breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball than Jackie Robinson Play Day? And for that reason, Major League Baseball's annual Jackie Robinson Day, tacky as it may seem at times, has profound value.
Hardly the first time the Cavaliers have rested starters throughout the regular season, but much of that decision goes toward making sure stars are playoff ready. The Raptors have higher expectations this spring, and Lowry is eager to get started. Paul George will be appearing in his first playoff appearance since before the gruesome knee injury he endured in the summer of 2014.
Isaiah Thomas is one of the best point guards in the game and overall the Celtics have a lot more better players than the Bulls. They won 15 of their final 16 regular season games. Maybe it's an aging Marc Gasol. The Spurs have a legit MVP candidate in Kawhi Leonard, although he has no chance this year. They have a great mix of offense and defense, but I think Giannis and the Bucks will be feeling limited pressure and can win one or two games.
Pochettino's side were in the hunt for the top prize last season before fading as Leicester City marched to unlikely glory as well as the Argentine is loving the pressure being off his players. He's always in front of you, pushing you to try to play and score goals. "Harry has pushed himself a lot to be fully recovered and get to 100 per cent".
Perhaps what is more intriguing is that Gil reports " Neymar was isolated this time from the rest of players, very affected by his expulsion, in a painful return journey". The suspension means that the Brazil global will miss the potential title decider against Real Madrid on April 23 at the Bernabeu. "We have to be very careful in some games because there were some ugly challenges from behind that went unpunished and tying boots was".
This should be another exciting game between these two teams but I expect the Leafs to have a little more bounce in their step as they get another win to lock up third place and set up a date with the Ottawa Senators . At the 6:41 mark, the Penguins had ran their total to just five shots on goal. "So you kind of wonder, if that's how he comes out of the gate what's he going to be like in a couple years from now?" "Completely embarrassed by a young team".
Another sublime performance saw Spurs make club history on Saturday night, marking a 12th straight with at home for the first time, while they have also recorded seven consecutive Premier League victories for the first time in 50 years. It was his second in the league this season, but the other was a penalty against Leicester City. Mousa Dembele opened the scoring with a close-range strike in the 16th minute and Son Heung- Min's cool finish doubled Tottenham's lead three minutes later.
Joel Ward and Paul Martin scored for San Jose. ABOUT THE OILERS: Captain Connor McDavid notched an assist in the series opener after ending the regular season with a 14-game point streak - the longest in the National Hockey League in 2016-17.
Formula One drivers were forced to cope with changing conditions throughout the race in China, though they likely won't have that problem Sunday as they square off in the Middle East for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix. Team boss Toto Wolff was delighted with the turnaround, even if he would have been equally happy with another Hamilton pole, and recalled his conversation with Bottas after the Finn arrived in Bahrain from Shanghai.
The Nerazzurri captain Mauro Icardi said that they analysed their mistakes and he would love to score against AC Milan. The Rossoneri supporters also displayed another banner at the start of the first half, with the words: "We hope to see seriousness, commitment and presence".
I felt positive and confident. But it's not always that easy. "I want to see you rooting for the other to fail because you want to win.We want to get the impression that losing hurts you". "The calmness and how collected he was when things didn't go his way from 10 to 13, I think that was the main difference compared to the Sergio of past times".
Terrill). The 35-year-old has seen a lot during his 16 years in the National Basketball Association and is not fazed with the responsibility of making game-winning plays. Hayward and Johnson scored, keeping the Jazz ahead 94-91. J.J. Redick's layup 23 seconds later sliced the gap to three before Griffin's two free throws pulled the Clippers within 94-93 with 23.3 seconds remaining.
As Michael Pineda threw strike after strike and got out after out, the excitement of the home opener crowd at Yankee Stadium increased and its noise-level rose. Monday was a great bounce back from Pineda's miserable season debut, where he allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings. "For the first start I'm pretty pleased".
A 2-0 loss in game one of the playoffs to the New York Rangers does not have him reaching to pull the alarm. Nothing does. how poorly the Blueshirts played in the final month; the fact they were 0-3 against Montreal this season or that they have a tough first-round match-up against the Canadiens .
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. Trump, North Korea launched what PACOM assessed as an older Scud missile, which "pinwheeled" in flight. "The signal that they're trying to send is that they are moving ahead with solid-fuel missiles", she said.
A bronze statue of Jackie Robinson stealing home was unveiled at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, an idea stemming from a meeting shortly after the team's new ownership took control in 2012. 42 once a year. ESPN reports that this is the first statue of Jackie Robinson to be commissioned by the Dodgers franchise. The 14-year-old shortstop for Team Georgia Elite got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at SunTrust Park, having won the Overall Pitch, Hit and Run Championship on Saturday.
Lowry said Saturday's poor night felt "like deja vu all over again". Early fouls that took away any opportunity to develop a rhythm would plague Lowry, awkward heaves that had no shot of dropping, too cavalier and approach when it was Lowry's job, his duty, to lead.
Pogba's team will be facing Premier League leaders Chelsea in a crucial clash for both the teams on Sunday. Barton has picked four Tottenham Hotspur players and four Chelsea stars. Eden Hazard says he would like to see Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante crowned PFA Player of the Year ahead of himself. Paul Mariner and Steve Nicol can't agree on whether N'Golo Kante or Eden Hazard deserves to win PFA Player of the Year.
If you are still not convinced about Fubo TV then try out their 7-day trial free , so you can watch Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Stream Online. A highlight video kicked off the festivities Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by commissioner Rob Manfred. President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Chairman Tom Ricketts, and star players such as Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester were said to have input on the ring, with Josten's putting together the final product.
Honda-powered McLaren has endured a tough start to the season, with no points from two races, but Monaco's tricky street circuit could suit its vehicle better and is also one where drivers can make the difference. Company founder Bruce McLaren fielded a vehicle in the 1970 race, although he failed to qualify it. But the auto is completely different [due to rule changes for 2017].
Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals, including the victor 12 minutes into double overtime as Toronto evened up its best-of-seven series with Washington at a game apiece with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. The Predators did not have a 1-0 victory during the regular season. The Maple Leafs are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities.
They enjoyed a much more comfortable outing when they clashed with Wales, claiming a 36-14 victory to set up a pool decider with the United States . Dry made his debut way back in 2010 in Adelaide, but is still hungry to win tournaments with the Blitzboks.
The Chicago Bulls boosted their play-off hopes with a 102-90 win over the Philadelphia 76ers with Jimmy Butler collecting 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Cavs' four-game winning streak was snapped in stunning fashion. "It's hard to explain the way we kind of play - how we come up short all the time as far as just energy-wise".
Unfortunately we went a goal down quite early, which was poor, but great credit to the lads for fighting back in the first half and the second half. West Ham travel to a struggling Sunderland side later today and will be looking to build on from their crucial win last week against Swansea City.
Lyon keeper Mathieu Gorgelin was caught in the middle of a group of pitch invaders before stewards held off fans. Instead, it appears that they have been attacked by the home fans who stormed onto the pitch during the warm-up. Memphis threw them back at them and has then been confronted by lots of Bastia supporters. The game, as it stands, is under threat of being called off with OL players refusing to return to the pitch.
Furious Arsenal fans chanted " Arsene Wenger we want you to go", while his players weren't spared either as " you're not fit to wear the shirt " rang around Selhurst Park . "I had some awesome times with Arsene Wenger ". "We had four wins on the trot, then a loss [to Southampton] and another win, and it shows how hard it is to get away.
I'm 37, not 22, but I still feel like I have a lot of great years in me. While Garcia's win breaks his major hoodoo, his pedigree at the tournament hints to him having a strong possibility of matching Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal by winning two Masters titles in their careers.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal starts as favourite to win his 10th title in Monte Carlo, especially after his early-season exploits on hard courts. Rather than beginning his preparations for the French Open in Monte Carlo, Kyrgios will instead take to the clay at next month's Estoril Open, in Portugal.
The Phillies absorbed an ugly, one-sided pounding in losing 14-4 to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night. Granderson, on the other hand, is batting a putrid.208/.200/.250, with no runs, homers or walks, while garnering six strikeouts and only two RBIs.
LeBron James led the way with 27 points on 12 of 15 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists, Kyrie Irving added 18 points with seven assists while Channing Frye and Kevin Love chipped in with 16 and 15 points respectively.
So far, it remains uncertain if this is Anthony's response to Jackson, although this was not the first time the two had a conflict. Jackson has been president of the Knicks for three of those four seasons. Porzingis, according to team sources , is frustrated with the Knicks' lack of direction. "He expressed his great dedication toward getting back to what he was, or who he is as a basketball player, so I have to trust him on that", Jackson said.
Having watched Barcelona recover from a 4-0 defeat at Paris in the previous round, Dybala is not thinking of the semi-finals yet. Juventus were purring though and the Italians scored their third in the 55th minute when Chiellini rose above Javier Mascherano inside the Barcelona box to head a corner from Pjanic into the bottom corner via the post.