Whether the PCB had an influence on this decision is hard to say but given the stable head on Misbah's shoulders, it is probably a conclusion that is well thought out and in the best interests of the team he has groomed for many years. West Indies lead Pakistan 15-13 on head-to-head battles on soil and have a chance to move ahead of the visitors-but they will have to win all three matches to ensure this takes place.
Speaking during his post-match press conference, Shakespeare admitted the decision was a hard one to take. Simpson said: "I think the conditions back home for us next week will suit us". "We know what we're about at the King Power Stadium and we know what we've got to do". It was just a horrendous penalty decision that has cost them the game.
MARC ALBRIGHTON says referee Jonas Eriksson was wrong to award Atletico Madrid a penalty in their Champions League clash with Leicester. " Atletico are a very good team, their work ethic is exceptional". Player ratingsAtletico: Jan Oblak 7, Juanfran 7, Stefan Savic 7, Diego Godin 7, Filipe Luis 7, Gabi 7, Koke 8, Saul Niguez 7, Yannick Carrasco 7, Fernando Torres 6, Antoine Griezmann 8.
There was a very bad period at the end when we spent a lot of energy fighting against Leicester but also against West Bromwich, against Chelsea, against the media, against the people. Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero - with his 11th goal in 11 games in all competitions - were also on the scoresheet. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen.
Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 1: Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens over the Rangers in NY, giving Montreal a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. The first time I laid eyes on this line I almost fell out of my chair and onto the sportsbook floor. According to the rulebook, if a player is injured and can not continue to play, the play of game shall be stopped once the injured player's team has possession of the puck.
Boston acquired the 6-foot-6 left-hander from the White Sox for four prospects during the offseason. "Pretty darn close", Eckersley, who spent the past year of his Hall of Fame career back with the Red Sox in 1998, said via text message Saturday night.
Trump "is especially pleased that Mexico is a part of this bid", Gulati said . Gulati also said President Donald Trump is "fully supportive" of the bid, which still needs approval from Federation Internationale de Football Association.
Winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour gusting to 20 miles per hour. Overnight, skies will be partly cloudy as any showers or storms come to an end. Tuesday: Sunny; high of 68. Friday night , mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. On Friday skies remain partly cloudy with highs in the low/ mid-80s and have winds from the southwest at 10-20 miles per hour.
Momentum, such as it matters, can't be carried from game to game, let alone across a border, but intangibles like feel? "Certainly it wasn't a lack of effort, we were nearly, at times, trying too hard", said Derek Stepan , who was then asked if the Rangers got frustrated because things weren't going their way.
Playing their first postseason game in 11 years, the Edmonton Oilers rolled out to a two-goal, first period lead. This is a lot of juice to lay with an Edmonton Oilers team that has had zero recent playoff success , so I'll side with the Sharks and the ehavy plus money simply based off the value.
April 10 (ANI): Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has predicted that his fight with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain Grand Prix will be "one of the closest". The virtual safety auto was deplyed on lap 2 after contact between Willams' Lance Stoll and Sergio Perez's Force India and left the former's vehicle beached on to the gravel.
Wenger is out of contract at the end of the Premier League season and no certainty to continue in his role amid the growing discontent among fans at the Emirates Stadium. Dropping two points could spell the end of City's title hopes, but Guardiola was more concerned about his side's lack of bravery on the ball. "You just want the fans to stand behind the team and that's what they did".
Eric Staal broke in all alone, slid the puck wide. Within the past 96 hours, Jake Allen has been extended this narrative to a new high. In Minnesota, the Wild are apparently falling victim to the guidance of their old coach, Mike Yeo, which has to sting.
I didn t know what to expect when I came here and I wasn t in the best shape. Coric will be chasing his first tour title against the experienced Kohlschreiber, who reached his 16th final with a 6-2 6-2 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire in the other semi-final.
Easter Sunday falls on the same day in 2017 in both the eastern and western churches. "People who don't regularly come understand this is central to our faith", said the Rev. "On this day, we pray for prosperity of our country and vows to continue the struggle against forces of evil", he added. Peace, too, is my Easter wish for all.
Neither team had more than a two-possession lead until Butler made three free throws with 4 minutes to play make it 95-88. The Bulls finished with a 53-36 rebounding advantage which led to them ending up with a 23-15 edge in second-chance points fueled by Chicago's 20 offensive rebounds.
Chyna's father, James Thomas, spoke with the media and stated that it is a "crucial time " for the family and he did not know when the Boston Celtics player would be flying to Tacoma to be with his family. Though seeded No. 1, the Celtics are very vulnerable against the Bulls . He tied the score with a long 3-pointer - his third straight bucket - near the end of the period.
This time, the English champions don't have an away goal to aid their cause, losing the first leg 1-0, and they will also be up against last year's much more experienced finalist on Tuesday. If that doesn't give you a fresh case of the feels I don't think we can be friends. Manuel Pasqual scored a stoppage-time victor as Empoli , who are now five points above the relegation zone, beat Fiorentina 2-1 in the Florence derby.
Our vehicle seems to work much better on this track, so hopefully we will get a clean start with no incidents and then see what we can do in the race. Verstappen's team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was less sure of Red Bull's chance of victory though, admitting that the team struggled massively on the harder compound soft tyre - which Verstapppen never had the chance to run.
The "gut-punch" of this game came in the second half of the third quarter when the Bucks went on an 11-6 run with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench for 4:33 and the Raptors were in the bonus. He will be a handful for any team and Toronto is lucky they have Dwane Casey on the sidelines to try and game-plan to limit the 22-year-old as much as they can.
During the game you can see their commitment, and I think that's great. "Now, to be the best counter-attacking team in the country is not to be criticised; it is an awesome thing.The best team at the end of the season is the one who is champions and we are far from it".
Hamilton was catching the German on every lap but ran out of time and finished nearly seven seconds behind. The following lap saw Williams' Lance Stroll being hit by Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz from the side, which brought out the safety vehicle.
Interestingly, this also makes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, in addition to being the fastest selling game in the Zelda series. For the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both companies didn't share an exact number of their March sales. Sure Nintendo , whatever you say. It has just been announced that Payday 2 will be ported to Nintendo Switch.
Across the majors, Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's major league debut. Snell (0-1, 3.18 ERA) held the New York Yankees to two runs on two hits with three walks and a strikeout in a 4 2/3-inning no-decision last Wednesday, an eventual 8-4 loss at Yankee Stadium.
They were on level terms two holes later after Garcia nearly made an albatross at the par-five 15th, his eight-iron second landing inches short of the hole before brushing the pin and trickling 14 feet away, from where he made his eagle putt.
NEW YORK - Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal over New York, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby made his presence felt by collecting a point on each of his team's first three goals (one goal, two assists) to record his 11th career three-point performance in a playoff game.
What made Parker's injury especially cruel was that it came on the night that probably the team's second-best player, Khris Middleton , made his season debut off a hamstring injury suffered back in September. Their lone win in a series opener came in 2002 in the second round against Philadelphia. "I thought our guys did a great job of sharing the ball, the ball wasn't sticking and they didn't care who shot it or who made the shot, it was about making the right play".
Diego Simeone has said Real Madrid's achievements "speak for themselves" ahead of Atletico Madrid's derbi at Real Madrid . L'Equipe's Frederic Hermel (h/t Uche Amako of the Express ) reported as much, with Atletico Madrid's Griezmann identified as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Game 2 is Friday night in Montreal and the series moves to NY on Sunday . This series will no doubt be personal for Price because in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, Kreider crashed into Price in Game 1 and took him out of the series.
It is often forgotten that, during that FA Cup tie with Chelsea, Man United were successfully containing Antonio Conte's men. Tottenham have continued to maintain the pressure on Chelsea and are now just four points behind them. Centre-halves Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly were vast against Diego Costa, while full-backs Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian were as threatening going forward as they were determined defensively.
The last two both have games in hand but United must win every one to draw level with Liverpool , while Arsenal would still be three points adrift if they won all three. "In the second half, we did this much better". Nacer Chadli could have opened the scoring but missed his kick at the back stick when very well poised to score, while Matt Phillips saw his effort saved by Simon Mignolet after being played clean through.
The 32 year old Portugal captain had gone 659 minutes without scoring in Europe before his first goal on the night, and was asked on BeIn Sports after the game if he understood how people had doubted him. "But not content, because he had chances to score more goals". Madrid defender Sergio Ramos added: "We've taken a big step in the tie, but there's still the return leg to come against great opposition, who have shown that they're one of the favourites to win the competition".
Tottenham were at their tantalising best as the side ran riot against Walter Mazzarri's visitors. Earlier this week Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said while there was an " expectation " at his club they would be title-contenders, it would " not be a disaster " for Tottenham if they yet again missed out on lifting the Premier League trophy.
Pineda had a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium on full alert as he powered through the Rays hitters, making effective use of off-speed pitches in an electrifying performance. He has a fastball that tops out around 96 miles per hour, a change up, slider and curve. SAN FRANCISCO - Catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms Tuesday, a day after he was struck in the helmet by a 94 miles per hour fastball from Arizona's Taijuan Walker.
New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (back stiffness) was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals . "I know I can hit". Girardi generally avoids using the same reliever three straight days, but said that Chapman is "a different guy". "It will be an absolute no".
The status of the North Korean underground nuclear test program is unchanged, a senior USA defense official told CNN, and a test could come at any time. During a fellowship meal after the services, he said the tensions on the Korean peninsula had put into sharp focus the importance of the joint U.S.
With our second-half display, in which we regained possession a lot and played very well and with the chances we created, it would have been better had we managed to come away from here having scored another goal. With Robert Lewandowski ruled out by a shoulder injury, Thomas Muller was left to lead the Bayern attack, supported by the wandering Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.
By the time Garcia started to lose his grip on the green jacket, as expected - coupled with Justin Rose mixing in some birdies of his own - much of the zip was gone from the early hours of CBS' broadcast. "Sergio Garcia wins the Masters in Augusta , the major he has so deserved for the past 18 years", it read. Garcia was second in greens in regulation and driving accuracy over the course of the week, only beaten by Rickie Fowler on the greens and Soren Kjeldsen off the tee.
Bottas pounced on Vettel but the latter was able to defend, keeping the lead. He was certainly helped by Hamilton's decision to trundle into the pits with Ricciardo crawling all over his gearbox. Speaking on the run coming to an end however, Hamilton showed no signs of bitterness or rivalry. The answer arrived eight laps later as he stopped for a second time .
We have gone through a bad period but tonight was a good game. The Hammers have lost their last five Premier League matches and will be sucked into the relegation battle, and leave a huge question mark over Bilic's future as manager, should they lose a sixth.
Learning to put away the so-called weaker teams in the division was Liverpool's biggest sticking point this season and, the Bournemouth draw last week aside, Klopp's side have started doing that. Scoring from set pieces is supposed to be West Brom's forte, but they were beaten at their own game as Firmino, via a flick-on from Lucas, headed in James Milner's free kick.
The Rays drew first blood on Sunday when they overpowered the Yankees with seven runs right out of the gate. At least he didn't walk anybody. NY is also 4-9 in Pineda's last 13 starts in game three of a series, and 1-4 in Pineda's last five Wednesday starts.
Mauricio Pochettino cranked up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as he sent out a warning ahead of their trip to Manchester United, declaring: "If they fail, we are there". The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen. Watford deepened Swansea's relegation fears as a first-half goal was enough to secure a 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road.
Both fell to the field as Chase Headley came home with the go-ahead run. They'll likely be without Weeks, who is day-to-day with neck and right shoulder soreness. It might not have been love at first sight exactly, but the word Girardi used after seeing Montgomery presence on the mound after a couple of innings was "curious".
Barring a sudden turnaround, a fanbase expecting a third straight trip to the playoffs may really start raising its eyebrows at the depth of this team's hole. the New York Yankees. Though Toronto has struggled out of the gate, the Blue Jays are hoping that Saturday's spark will be a changing of the guard.
Westbrook finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes, with an uncharacteristically poor plus-minus rating (minus-25) to go with 9 turnovers. Oklahoma City, which led the National Basketball Association in rebounding in the regular season, was outrebounded 56-41-on Sunday night. Jerami Grant had 10 points.
I am very proud, but at 5-0, I was kicking the dugout. Brendan Rodgers admits he will look to return to Premier League management one day - but insists he has no immediate plans to leave Celtic . I hope I've improved as a player. "When I feel as fit as I am, he was fine with the decision to go back". I am one of them, but I am in the dugout and from the first day I walked in here they have given me nothing but 150 per cent support.
While a playoff win as a playoff win, no matter how you get it, the Cavs still need to fix some things on the defensive end if they want to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series on Monday night. A total of 13 misses at the free throw line almost cost the Cavaliers the game, connecting on just 14-of-27 from the field. The Cavs led by 12 late in the third quarter Saturday and by 10 with 9:06 to go.
Paul, Minn. The Wild have a home ice advantage for first round of the playoffs. Game 2 of their quarterfinal series against the Minnesota Wild started much like Game 1 did - with the Blues seemingly on their heels, allowing the opposition to hem them into their defensive zone for long stretches of time .
Nathan Hirayama of Richmond, B.C., was named player of the final . "We could also blood a number of youngsters‚ giving them proper game time and there does not seem to be any real injury concerns". Canada beat New Zealand and England in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively, while United States of America stunned Olympic champions Fiji in the quarter-finals.