Sport Pugh backs Bournemouth for strong finish to the season
Author: 0 Pugh backs Bournemouth for strong finish to the season

Pugh believes playing against the top sides has been a learning experience for his side. Arsenal have had a torrid time away from home recently. Jack Wilshere, the Arsenal midfielder now on a season-long loan to Bournemouth, offered his view that the players must take their share of responsibility for the club's current problems.

Author: 0 Boston to mark 4th anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

Runners approach the finish line of the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston on April 18, 2016. You know, we laugh about it now because it's so amusing when a girl is saved by her burly boyfriend. One of them told her to wipe off her lipstick so organizers would not notice her. Then, she heard the sound of leather shoes, a distinctly different noise from the patter of rubber soles, and knew something was wrong.

Sport Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension
Author: 0 Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension

Short is the seventh player in Panthers history to receive the franchise tag , joining punter Todd Sauerbrun (2003), tackle Jordan Gross (2008), defensive end Julius Peppers (2009), center Ryan Kalil (2011), defensive end Greg Hardy (2014) and Norman previous year.

Sport Kompany returns to lead City to victory
Author: 0 Kompany returns to lead City to victory

The Manchester City captain struck 10 minutes after the restart whilst Leroy Sane added a second, and Sergio Aguero made it 11 goals in his last 11 appearances. "Sometimes when you realise you can not lose, when you feel the pressure, the real pressure because you would be so criticised, the players make a step forward", Guardiola said.

Author: 0 Rays at Red Sox

Moreland, signed as a free agent to a $5.5 million, one-year deal, has gone 16 for 33 after opening hitless in 12 at-bats. Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "The maintenance for a knuckleballer is to try and deaden spin, and that's where the focus and emphasis has been".

Author: 0 Neymar to miss Clasico as part of three-game suspension

Neymar was sent off for two yellow cards in Barca's 0-2 defeat to Malaga on Sunday and sarcastically applauded the fourth official, reports Xinhua news agency. After the match, Enrique claimed his star names lack protection from referees. "I think the interpretation of the yellow cards is special", said the Barcelona manager.

Sport Roberto Firmino on target as Liverpool edge West Bromwich Albion
Author: 0 Roberto Firmino on target as Liverpool edge West Bromwich Albion

However West Brom, who are having their best Premier League season ever, will look for a strong performance in front of a packed home crowd. Click the right arrow above to find out. Liverpool's manager was particularly wary of the threat that West Brom might pose from set-pieces, an area in which his team have been vulnerable defensively this season.

Author: 0 Wild attempting to solve Allen, Blues

He stopped 74 of 76 shots for a.974 save percentage against a Wild team that ranked second in the National Hockey League in scoring during the regular season. Not only will the Wild have to learn to beat Allen, and quickly, they'll have to do it on the road. I'll just say fantastic's about the biggest one I can figure out.

Sport `Disappointed` Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for Bahrain GP penalty
Author: 0 `Disappointed` Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for Bahrain GP penalty

Hamilton had been on pole for six races in a row until Bottas broke the sequence in Bahrain and Wolff said Mercedes appeared to be still slightly ahead of Ferrari on single lap pace. There is strong mutual respect between three-time F1 champion Hamilton and four-time champion Vettel, and the British driver gave him a warm handshake after the race.

Sport Klopp only satisfied with Champions League qualification
Author: 0 Klopp only satisfied with Champions League qualification

We are still waiting. "He is doing a really good job at the academy at the moment with his presence and everything". He enjoys it a lot. "In this season we had a lot of possession and won games against teams like Hull and Leicester". We will try to be at our best, West Brom play an outstanding season. FC's Steve Nicol takes aim at Liverpool's struggles against teams below them in the Premier League table.

Author: 0 Danny Murphy: This Chelsea player should have done more against Manchester United

The result, coupled with Tottenham's win over Bournemouth on Saturday, saw Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table cut to just four points over the weekend. "For his education this is a phenomenal season with an awesome range of different experiences". Diego Costa has got his goal-scoring flair back, and Pedro has adapted well to his new role.

Author: 0 Orioles place closer Britton on 10-day DL with sore forearm

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter told reporters before today's series-finale against the Blue Jays that Britton had felt some sort of pain in his arm following his appearance in Friday's 7-4 win. While Britton is on the shelf, the Orioles could turn to right-hander Brad Brach as their top game-ending option. Britton, 29, leads the American League with five saves this season.

Author: 0 Elite men, bulk of field start Boston Marathon

Kenneth Little, of Conover, and Chris Mundy, of Hickory, qualified for the marathon, while Crystal Olson, of Hickory, will participate as part of a charity, Fulbright said. Pam said she's amazed at what her husband has accomplished. Kathrine Switzer's friend intervenes as a race official tries to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race.

Sport Zach Werenski bloodied as Penguins tie game
Author: 0 Zach Werenski bloodied as Penguins tie game

Guentzel notched a hat trick, including the overtime game-winner, as the Penguins emerged with a 5-4 win in Game 3 to move within a game of eliminating the Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets gave Crosby just enough space behind the net, and he made them pay with the pass to Guentzel for the overtime goal. The Penguins answered 3:06 later when Guentzel collected the puck after it bounced off the boards behind the net and beat Bobrovsky on the glove side to tie the score at 1 with his second goal ...

Sport NHL: Decision on Calvert is stupid
Author: 0 NHL: Decision on Calvert is stupid

Brandon Saad scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots but the Blue Jackets continued to have issues offensively. Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens have won both games in relatively convincing fashion, 3-1 and 4-1 respectively.

Sport Manchester United's Mata wanted to 'jump on the pitch'
Author: 0 Manchester United's Mata wanted to 'jump on the pitch'

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was under no illusions as to how important each of those games will be. "The league is open and we have a 50 percent (chance) to win the league". Rashford's display suggested he deserves to be given more chances through the centre, where United's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic - rested on Sunday - has started nearly every game this season.

Author: 0 Romo basks in honorary day with Mavs before Nuggets' win

Romo, who was recently hired by CBS to be a color commentator for its National Football League broadcasts, took part in the pregame warmups for the Mavericks ahead of a 109-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Thank you, Dallas . I love you". Said Vaughn: " He seems like a cool guy, and he's a great quarterback". Carlisle ran down the practical reasons to keep Romo off the floor.

Author: 0 Blues take 2-0 series lead over Wild

I think if we continue to do what we do, get around that net, play the way we can, we're going to get something, for sure". The Blues were less than a minute from winning in regulation, but Wild left winger Zach Parise's goal with 22.7 seconds left forged a tie after Minnesota's first 43 shots were turned aside by Allen.

Author: 0 Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen expected to return for Game 1 of playoffs

After scoring on his own net halfway through the third to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead, Jake Gardiner bounced back with a ideal shot-pass to Connor Brown in the high slot for an assist on the game-winning tally. Sidney Crosby will play against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but other regulars of the Pittsburgh Penguins will rest. None compare to the National Hockey League stage though, especially at this point in the year when the intensity dials up and every little play seems to matter.

Author: 0 Durant, Warriors roll in Game 1

Golden State enters the playoffs not only as the two-time defending Western Conference champions but also a heavy favorite to make the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season as the league's top overall seed. Lillard and McCollum are the first Blazers teammates to score 34 or more points in a playoff game since Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter on May 19, 1992.

Sport Yankees notebook: Pineda nearly ideal, Sanchez out 1 month, more
Author: 0 Yankees notebook: Pineda nearly ideal, Sanchez out 1 month, more

Yankees starter Michael Pineda had everything working in his team's home opener against the Rays in the Bronx on Monday. "I think it's important to put streaks together", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He has four-pitch mix". Pineda has not fared well against the Rays in his career as he is just 2-5 with a 4.65 ERA in 13 career starts against Tampa Bay .

Author: 0 Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke's First Friendly Rivalry

Nick Ahmed knocked in all four runs for Arizona, but it was not enough as the Dodgers' stole the game on a double-steal attempt in the fifth inning. Los Angeles tagged him for six home runs in 17 2/3 innings, five of those occurring in a 10-2 win by the Dodgers last September.

Sport You won't believe who missed, made Masters cut
Author: 0 You won't believe who missed, made Masters cut

Willett finished tied for 37th in the Olympics, and went 0 for 3 in match play at the Ryder Cup as the United States crushed the Europeans, 17-11. And a disappointing bogey on the 18th-where an errant drive forced him to chip back into play-proved the final straw.

Author: 0 Lewandowski will '100 per cent' return for Bayern in second leg

Former Spurs pair Gareth Bale and Luka Modric are said have Ronaldo in their bad books. Not even a pair of goals and an away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League were enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy. "Cristiano was unhappy because he couldn't score a third, that's how ambitious he is", Zidane told reporters. "We are all happy because getting a result here is not easy".

Sport Chelsea defeat keeps EPL title race open
Author: 0 Chelsea defeat keeps EPL title race open

Jose Mourinho's squad avenged its 1-4 humiliation at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge in the first half of the season and the 0-1 FA Cup quarter-finals defeat against Antonio Conte's Blues. It was only United's second win this season over one of the other teams in the top six, following November's 1-0 success against an off-colour Spurs.

Author: 0 Penguins take 3-0 series advantage with OT win

Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 39 saves while filling in for the injured Matt Murray, and received plenty of help. Pittsburgh is the better team here and while Columbus has had a strong season I don't see them as a playoff threat at all and they get dealt another loss here as the Pens get it done on the road.

Sport Kyrgios, Thompson put Australia on top in Davis Cup quarters
Author: 0 Kyrgios, Thompson put Australia on top in Davis Cup quarters

Hewitt did not rule out making a change to his doubles line-up with John Peers and Sam Groth scheduled to meet Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson for the third rubber, but teams can make changes on Saturday morning under Cup rules. Kyrgios said the win by Thompson, ranked No.79, had taken a "load of pressure" off him and his teammate had played like someone who had played 15 live rubbers, instead of his two.

Author: 0 KKR smashes Kings XI Punjab

But when the spinners came on, the openers departed in quick succession. It will be a battle between two top bowling sides of the IPL and Kolkata will hope to avenge their defeat in the Eliminator round last season. The four foreign players are unlikely to be changed as Sam Billings, Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, and Pat Cummins all impressed during their 51-run win over Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

Author: 0 Game 2 Preview: Depth is Key to Rangers' Success

What was a surprise was Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist beating Price as both teams finished with 31 shots and NY got its second goal from Michael Grabner into an empty net with 1:10 remaining in the game. Murray was scheduled to get the nod in the playoff opener but was a late scratch after suffering a lower-body injury during warm-ups. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, Nick Bonino and Bryan Rust also scored and Evgeni Malkin assisted on Rust and Kessel's goals in ...

Author: 0 As the Cavs turn: Drama subsided, NBA champs hitting stride

Hawks: Visit Cleveland on Friday and host the Cavaliers on Sunday. The Cavaliers blew the doors off the Hawks for three quarters and took a 26-point lead into the fourth quarter. Entering Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics were looking to get back on the winning tract, but looked just as lifeless and uninspired as they did against the Cavaliers .

Sport Bale out of Bayern return, doubt for Clasico
Author: 0 Bale out of Bayern return, doubt for Clasico

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, celebrates his goal after scoring and tied the score against Sporting de Gijon during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sporting de Gijon, at El Molinon stadium in Gijon, northern Spain, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Sport Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz diagnosed with tear in arm
Author: 0 Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz diagnosed with tear in arm

In theory, Buchholz would pitch well enough to be trade bait. Imaging showing a partial tear of his flexor pronator mass suggests Buchholz is on the less severe end of that scale of outcomes, but the second opinion from Dr. The Phils have several pitchers on the 40-man roster at Triple A. They chose Eflin because, "after what he did past year, and he's healthy, he's the guy we want", Mackanin said.

Author: 0 Jake Allen, Blues push Wild to brink of elimination

Jason Zucker had a breakaway in the first period after exiting the box for his slashing penalty, but his errant pass to a streaking Eric Staal was fumbled along with a scoring chance as good as any of the dozens they generated in Game 1 while outshooting the Blues an overwhelming 52-26.

Sport Chris Sale showing flashes of Pedro Martinez in Boston start
Author: 0 Chris Sale showing flashes of Pedro Martinez in Boston start

Two walks, uncharacteristic of Porcello, and a single loaded the bases for Morris in the third, and he hit the first slam of his career. Eduardo Rodriguez got the start but did not factor in the decision, giving up a long 2-run homer to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning, and three runs overall in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Author: 0 F1: Lewis Hamilton takes China GP

Lewis Hamilton kept calm through changeable weather conditions in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix to clinch his first Formula 1 win of the year for Mercedes. Red Bull's Max Verstappen produced a magnificent, typically daring drive to work his way from the back of the grid at the start to finish third ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in a gripping battle.

Sport MLB Predictions: Will Yankees win another home game vs. Rays? 4/12/17
Author: 0 MLB Predictions: Will Yankees win another home game vs. Rays? 4/12/17

He walked three and struck out six over seven innings. A Hicks fielder's choice brought home New York's sixth run of the game; Judge added an exclamation point in the seventh with a towering blast to dead center field, his seventh HR in 35 career games and third straight contest with a homer.

Author: 0 Penguins edge Jackets for lead

Early in the frame Columbus piled the shots on, but Marc-Andre Fleury made some impressive saves to keep it scoreless. The Blue Jackets do everything well, they're grinding out shifts, hitting the Penguins, maxing out effort - then the Penguins get one opening and score.

Author: 0 Connor McDavid calls NHL's decision to skip 2018 Olympics a 'bit upsetting'

Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog said he wouldn't rule it out - "if I was to be part of Team Sweden and a part of that, it'd something I'd have to think about and would have to see which decisions could be made". "So, I don't know, somebody [is] going to tell me 'don't go, ' I don't care, I just go", he told reporters. "The players are extraordinarily disappointed and adamantly disagree with the NHL's shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the Olympics".

Author: 0 West Indies pull off 300-plus chase to beat Pakistan in ODI

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.

Author: 0 Leicester defence under scrutiny ahead of Atletico rematch

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.

Author: 0 Kane scores as Spurs thrash Bournemouth

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.

Author: 0 Griezmann scores from spot as Atletico beats Leicester 1-0

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.

Author: 0 Jackets' Werenski exits game after puck to face

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.

Sport Red Sox's Ramirez will 'be fine' to play Monday
Author: 0 Red Sox's Ramirez will 'be fine' to play Monday

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.

Sport Antioch Weather Forecast: A Stormy And Warm Week
Author: 0 Antioch Weather Forecast: A Stormy And Warm Week

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.