Author: 0 Matteo Darmian hails Marcus Rashford impact

Mourinho acknowledged that anything other than a win would have ruled his side out of the race for the top four, but also reiterated that they have dropped too many points during what is now a 22-match unbeaten streak in the league. Facing his former club, Mourinho rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and charged Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian with the task of man-marking Chelsea dangermen Eden Hazard and Pedro.

Sport Pouille opens against Edmund in Davis Cup quarterfinals
Author: 0 Pouille opens against Edmund in Davis Cup quarterfinals

That was the last time he played on the red stuff, and a repeat this weekend would give Britain a great chance of a third semi-final in succession. "We were all part of the university tennis club and Judy Murray [the mother of Andy and Jamie who has links with Stirling] suggested we might get a group together and to try to create a bit more atmosphere when the team were playing at the Braehead Arena [in Glasgow]".

Author: 0 IPL: Bangalore opt to field against Pune

After mistiming a short ball off Harbhajan Singh for a single in the second over of the innings, Kohli found his ominous touch. Facing the hat-trick ball, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma couldn't tackle a googly, which wrecked the stumps, to put Badree's name against the 15th hat-trick in IPL history.

Author: 0 Hamilton free pass in Bahrain GP left Bottas disappointed

Stroll's vehicle was in a risky position at the exit of turn one and the safety auto was dispatched. "I believe before pit entry that was fine, but here, where he's not going quick, I believe that's why he got the penalty". But did the penalty cost him victory? In Australia I don't remember any of the things being massively my fault, I just ran out of tyres and had to pit, that was just the circumstances I was faced with.

Sport Canadian men to face All Blacks in Singapore rugby sevens quarter-finals
Author: 0 Canadian men to face All Blacks in Singapore rugby sevens quarter-finals

For the United States , it was a bittersweet moment. The first-up win for the Aussies marks a good start to the second tournament of the Asian leg of the World Series. Fiji scored two late tries from Josua Vici with two minutes to go and Isake Katonibau in the last minute in the second half to make the scores look respectable at 19-24 but the US won the game with precision in possession and tactics.

Author: 0 Sunrisers hope for Warner's quick return to form

Making a fantastic debut in the tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL), the defending champion team - David Warner led Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) won their first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad .

Author: 0 Sock gamble keeps U.S. alive in Davis Cup tie

The Americans hit back in the doubles yesterday but Kyrgios, who has been in superb form this week, was too good for Querrey and wrapped up the match in two hours, five minutes. On Sunday, Kyrgios is up first and scheduled to play Sock, and then Thompson is set to take on Isner. Groth's service was the one to be broken in the second set to level the match and both Australians lost service games to drop behind 0-4 in the third set.

Author: 0 Boston Marathon runners get tailwind at start

He stood as the last American male champion in Boston for three decades. Both legally belong to Deba, whose time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 59 seconds remains the fastest in Boston Marathon history, but the Boston Athletic Association would have to claw it back from Jeptoo.

Author: 0 Vettel Wins Second Race Of The Year For Ferrari At Bahrain

Hamilton added: "The pit lane was my fault so apologies to the team". "Right from the first lap I felt the vehicle was there", Vettel said on the podium. The former Williams driver duly obliged with Hamilton now in pursuit of Vettel and his lead. The Bahrain GP started with Bottas on pole, the very first of his F1 career.

Author: 0 Ethiopia's Deba inherits 2014 Boston win, but not the prize

Today in Boston , the running scene is celebrating women's achievements in the marathon, in running and in sports as a whole. More than 30,000 runners will participate in the 26.2 mile race that ends at Copley Square in Boston . She has been putting in 105-110 miles most weeks in preparation for Boston . "They've really inspired me that way". At the same time , McMahan keeps the situation in perspective.

Author: 0 Lowry's shot still off in Game 1 loss

It's not something we're unfamiliar with being at this point. Are we sure Cleveland is going to make it to the NBA Finals? A sleeper candidate could be Norman Powell , who the Raptors acquired from the Bucks along with a first-round pick in exchange for Greivis Vasquez two years ago.

Sport Berry Overcomes Injuries To Lead Tar Heels To NCAA Title
Author: 0 Berry Overcomes Injuries To Lead Tar Heels To NCAA Title

The Tar Heels ended up shooting 51 of 141 in two games in Glendale, including an abysmal 10 of 35 from 3-point range, but managed to survive for their first national title since the 2008-09 season. "I told them don't worry about what the referee is doing, he missed a call (earlier), but, my God, we missed four free throws in a row, missed layups".

Author: 0 Bulls upset Boston in game 1

Thomas scored 33 points as the Celtics lost to the Chicago Bulls in Game one of the Eastern Conference play-offs first round. The Celtics had earlier said in a statement: "We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas". First, there's no way to get around the tragedy of the loss of Chyna Thomas and the impact of it on her brother and Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, who chose to play despite the circumstances.

Author: 0 LeBron to miss Cavaliers' last regular season game

We're (the) second seed. The Charge were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday by Tavares' Raptors 905 team. What do you want? All things considered, LeBron and Irving having a full week to recharge the batteries might make a bigger difference than one extra home game, but it can't hurt the Celtics' chances to potentially have the first two games of that series in Boston.

Author: 0 'Spurs aiming to heap more pressure on Chelsea'

We have five days to prepare for this game and then play to win. Visitors Chelsea have been on the top of the table since the beginning of this year with most managers declaring that it was their title to lose. Eventually, the game ended 2-0 in favor of the red devils. Chelsea's preparation to face Jose Mourinho's side was disrupted by an ankle injury suffered by keeper Thibaut Courtois this week.

Author: 0 Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues - 4/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota has dropped the first two games of the first-round playoff series. Kassian also scored the first goal in Edmonton's 2-0 victory in Game 2. The Blues took the lead early in the second via Edmundson's second goal of the series. "I think he was just saving it all for the playoffs". One extra-attacker goal to force overtime. Allen's play left 19,000-plus people shaking their heads as they left the building early Thursday morning, including Wild players and coaches.

Sport Braves beat Padres in debut at new stadium
Author: 0 Braves beat Padres in debut at new stadium

Ender Inciarte has gotten off to a great start at the plate in SunTrust Park , and he's part of what appears to be an encouraging trend for the Braves and their offensive firepower. A list of franchise legends were there to have their retired numbers unveiled around the stadium before the game, but there was one obvious choice to throw out the first pitch.

Author: 0 League finals week one: Who's playing who, when and where

The Roar had to wait until the end of last night's late game between Perth Glory and Melbourne City to discover whether they would play the Glory, City or Western Sydney Wanderers in week one of the finals. City have won just three of 12 games outside Victoria this season but will have to win on the road at least once to claim their maiden A-League championship.

Sport Major League Baseball players remember Jackie Robinson on Twitter
Author: 0 Major League Baseball players remember Jackie Robinson on Twitter

Players across Major League Baseball don Robinson's No. 42 to signify the day Robinson broke MLB's color barrier on April 15. The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled the first statue in Stadium history on the 70th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947 .

Sport Dortmund coach says Marc Bartra could return in 4 weeks
Author: 0 Dortmund coach says Marc Bartra could return in 4 weeks

UEFA, European football's governing body, said it had agreed to postpone the game after consultation with representatives from Dortmund, Monaco and local authorities. Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel was stinging in his criticism of UEFA for going ahead with the Champions League game so soon after the attack. Three identical letters printed in German found near the scene of the attack in the western city of Dortmund suggested a possible Islamist motive for the attack.

Author: 0 Portland center Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 1 of playoffs

The Warriors began their run at regaining the NBA Championship with a victory over the Trailblazers in what was a very close, competitive contest for most of the game, despite the final score. Los Angeles would be the preferred opponent as the Warriors went undefeated against them this year, winning by no less than 10 points each time . Because it's pretty good on defense, too.

Sport Playoffs: Game 1 Recap - Raptors 83, Bucks 97
Author: 0 Playoffs: Game 1 Recap - Raptors 83, Bucks 97

We've got two days before our next game. The All-Star starter affectionately known as "the Greek Freak" posted career highs in every major statistic this season and is the driving force behind the Bucks' return to the post-season. "They beat us. They outworked us". Too often, Toronto's best player was a spectator, letting DeRozan initiate everything. "We get so hyped up, there's such.

Author: 0 Atletico Madrid striker Torres: I left Liverpool over broken promises

Torres himself knows a thing or two about making big-money moves having seen his £50million transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea flop in 2011. He notes that there are not many clubs where he can improve what he has at Atletico and adds "I hope he stays with us forever".

Author: 0 Willett picks traditional English dinner at Masters

I want to see them try this during an actual tournament round. He said that over the previous year he's noticed how becoming a major champion has made him a little more impatient. That didn't happen, and Willett was atop the list of players to miss the cut at the 81st Masters Tournament. Zach Johnson, the 2007 champion, also missed the cut at 7 over.

Sport Isco victor takes Ronaldo-less Real Madrid six points clear
Author: 0 Isco victor takes Ronaldo-less Real Madrid six points clear

Of course I am anxious as I don't like to have players injured, even more towards the end of the season'. Despite all of the players rested, Madrid's side still featured an embarrassment of riches - with Isco and James Rodriguez the two men fighting it out for a future in the Spanish capital.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passes away at age 84

Rooney's dedication to the National Football League was unparalleled and the rivalry forged on the field between the Raiders and Steelers still ranks among the greatest in history". The Rooney family bought the Steelers in 1933 and Dan Rooney took over the team after his father's death in 1988. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Author: 0 Mourinho hails Herrera and Darmian after sinking Chelsea

Herrera doubled United's lead in the 49th minute when he picked up the ball inside the box, found himself in a good position and fired in a shot which was deflected past Asmir Begovic . "But today I think was a special performance because it's also a special opponent - the leaders, the way they play". Auckland timber business backs staff loans to beat payday lenders John Drinnan: When does plain talk become hate speech? .

Author: 0 Manhunt underway for man who livestreamed homicide in Ohio

The suspect has been identified as Steve Stephens . "We have all of our partners in on this, and we'll look until we find him". He is bald with a full beard and wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. The victim was identified as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. "From what I know of him that's just him calling out for help". "I am sorry that all of this has happened", she said.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: I wish I had this Manchester City star at Barcelona

Hull had looked unsafe on the break but Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after half-time, scoring from close range after fantastic work from Raheem Sterling in the build-up, and from there it was plain sailing. "I must say he is my favourite player at City, for sure". Bravo has now conceded seven goals from the last seven shots on target that he has faced, but Guardiola chose to focus on his distribution, comparing it to that of the Bayern Munich and Barcelona custodians.

Author: 0 Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

The Warriors overcame Damian Lillard & five games during last year's Western Conference semi-finals despite playing without Stephen Curry through the first three games. So when he was asked if the eighth-seeded Blazers could beat the best team in the National Basketball Association in six games or seven, he went with the optimistic answer.

Author: 0 Hard To See Things Improving for Wenger at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger faces renewed calls to resign after Arsenal's miserable season spiralled out of control with furious fans turning on his flops during their humiliating 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. The sixth-placed Gunners needed three points to keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualification, but the defeat leaves them seven points off the pace.

Sport Neville left surprised by 'subdued' Conte, who 'lacked belief'
Author: 0 Neville left surprised by 'subdued' Conte, who 'lacked belief'

Mourinho explained how he had shut Chelsea down with relish and claimed his side would not have lost at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last month had Herrera's dismissal there not disrupted his plans. "This kind of game gives us confidence". " Chelsea didn't turn up and where was Conte today?" he asked. Manchester United showed that they will be players in next season's Premier League title race with a convincing 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Sport Los Angeles Clippers: 5 Takeaways From Game 1 Vs. Jazz
Author: 0 Los Angeles Clippers: 5 Takeaways From Game 1 Vs. Jazz

Harry How/Getty ImagesRudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz is helped off the court past head coach Quin Snyder, by Boris Diaw #33 and medical staff during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on April 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Sport Roger Federer's dream comeback continues with another win
Author: 0 Roger Federer's dream comeback continues with another win

Nadal has also done quite well in 2017, but somehow he is still to pick up his first title. Nadal will be out to snap a run of three straight defeats against Federer, including in the Melbourne final and at Indian Wells last month, where the Swiss won his fifth title.

Author: 0 Garcia eyes British Open after 'better late than never' Masters win

Garcia broke his 0-for-73 drought in major tournaments with the birdie putt on the 18th green. For the longest time Sunday, there were no roars at Augusta National. "He deserves it. He's had his fair share of heartbreak". I played well and he made a great rally. It so happens that the tournament he won was the most important of the calendar year.

Author: 0 5 storylines to watch in Bucks-Raptors playoff series

The Raps backed into the game as they normally do, giving up 30 points in the first quarter. It's an inexcusable instance that has plagued an otherwise successful Raptors team in recent seasons - one expected to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.

Sport Borussia Dortmund boss vents frustration at UEFA decision
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund boss vents frustration at UEFA decision

But Tuchel says the result was put into perspective by the "shock" of Tuesday evening's events and the ongoing attempt to quantify what had happened. Pride. Kagawa struck in the 84th minute to give Dortmund hope for next week's return fixture in Monaco, despite the French team securing crucial away goals.

Author: 0 Donald Trump suggests Susan Rice committed crime, cites no evidence

Rice correctly said in her interview that policymakers sometimes request to know the identities of Americans from NSA reports to understand these reports in certain circumstances. "Nothing of the sort occurred", Rice said on PBS "NewsHour" in her first interview since leaving her White House job. In reality, there is no indication Obama ever did any such thing.

Author: 0 Alonso supplies art as Chelsea respond to Spurs

Bournemouth cut the lead in half at just before the break thanks to Joshua King, but it was Alonso's brilliant free kick that ended all doubt. Chelsea winger Eden Hazard was interviewed by Sky Sports following his sublime performance against Bournemouth yesterday, as he netted his 14th league goal in a comfortable 3-1 victory at Dean Court.

Author: 0 Spurs aiming to heap more pressure on Chelsea, says Kane

And while that will be music to Tottenham fans' ears, the football on show at White Hart Lane on Saturday will have once again had them purring. "We've still got plenty to do this season so I don't want to think about it", Kane said of his achievement.

Author: 0 Pineda powers Yankees' win; Sanchez out 4 weeks

The Yankees' home opener went about as well as it could have for NY. Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line with two outs in the seventh inning, breaking up a flawless game bid by the Yankees' Michael Pineda in New York's home opener.

Sport The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-10 and it Makes Perfect Sense
Author: 0 The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-10 and it Makes Perfect Sense

That sent a groan through an impressive Good Friday crowd of 39,547. The blister has been bothering him since spring training, and also was an issue last September. "It was tough, I had runners on nearly every inning - they're a good lineup over there - but we pulled it off". "I was just trying to follow him, elevated a lot of fastballs and had them swinging at it", said Estrada, who allowed just four hits, walked three and struck out eight.

Author: 0 Guardiola: Top four race still wide open

Hull pulled a goal back however just two minutes later as Andrea Ranocchia's right-footed shot found the center of the goal. City now enjoy a seven-point lead over fifth-placed Arsenal and sixth-placed Manchester United, although both teams have two games in hand to reduce that deficit.

Author: 0 Day after sister's death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics

The game was tight for much of the game. Several messages were written on Thomas' shoes Sunday, including "Chyna", "RIP Lil Sis" and "I love you". A moment's silence was held at the TD Garden venue in Boston , tears seen streaming down the player's face.

Sport Glum Wenger counts cost of Arsenal's latest defeat
Author: 0 Glum Wenger counts cost of Arsenal's latest defeat

It was Arsenal's fourth straight away defeat - the first time that has ever happened in Wenger's Arsenal tenure - and it leaves them seven points from the Champions League places with just eight games remaining. They are extremely disappointed and I can understand that, like we all are. "Every defeat is a big worry". Now though, following a awful run of form that have seen Arsenal's hopes of playing Champions League football next season all but ended, the club have denied that is the ...

Sport Cavs survive fourth-quarter rally to hold off Pacers, win Game 1
Author: 0 Cavs survive fourth-quarter rally to hold off Pacers, win Game 1

It almost happened again Saturday in the Cavs' 109-108 triumph over the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series at Quicken Loans Arena. "Feel vulnerable? Hell no", he quipped. "Hell, no", he snapped. "Not going into the game with the group that we have". IN played a solid all-around game, matching the Cavs at both ends and even out-rebounding them.

Author: 0 United will fight until the end, vows Mourinho

Mourinho explained how he had shut Chelsea down with relish and claimed his side would not have lost at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last month had Herrera's dismissal there not disrupted his plans. "In this case I wasn't able to transfer the right motivation to play this type of game". "It's not so much stepping up to the plate, because we're a team and just missing one player doesn't cancel out everything that we've worked on in the week".