Sport Henry questions 'suicidal' Lions schedule
Author: 0 Henry questions 'suicidal' Lions schedule

The Lions' schedule sees them face all five of New Zealand's Super Rugby franchises and also the Maori All Blacks, a game traditionally seen as an unofficial fourth Test. On the evidence of his Six Nations form it is nearly inconceivable that the powerhouse Welsh captain will not be one of the first names on the lock list, and quite possibly as tour captain.

Sport Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead
Author: 0 Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead

In the third period, a Mats Zuccarello high-sticking penalty led to a four-minute power play. Gallagher, Paul Byron and Tomas Plekanec made a major impact in Montreal's Game 2 overtime win over the Rangers to even their Eastern Conference quarter-final at a game apiece.

Author: 0 Cavs go 2-0 up in Pacers playoff

When looking at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers from a talent standpoint, this series should be completely unfair. The Indiana Pacers need a victory here to have any chance of making this a series . He passed Mark Price for second place in the third quarter. "And that was big". The entire Cavaliers' team had a super-insane 67.9 true shooting percentage.

Author: 0 'McLaren and Alonso are barking mad'

Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who races for the USA -owned Haas team but for whom Monaco is now a home race until France returns next year, said he was fully focused on F1 and questioned Alonso's priorities. "Seeing the interest from a Formula One champion, a double world champion, is actually exciting, super exciting from a driver's standpoint", Simon Pagenaud said.

Author: 0 Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Lionel Messi scored twice on Saturday to help Barcelona rebound from back-to-back losses and go into the next round at Real Madrid within striking distance of the Spanish league leader. With centre-backs Pepe and Raphael Varane sidelined by injury, Nacho is set to line up in the Madrid back four in Tuesday's Champions League second leg with Bayern Munich .

Author: 0 Celtics trying to avoid 0-2 hole vs. Bulls

Stevens said memorial services for Thomas' sister had not been finalized but suggested the entire team would make an effort to attend. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Thomas was "struggling" prior to the game, but his production was no surprise to his coach.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers are counting on Dahntay Jones to add fire to team

IN was 1-3 against the Cavaliers in the regular season but don't let the record fool you as three of those four games were decided by 10 points or fewer. Irving had the best season of his career scoring-wise, averaging 25.2 points per game to go along with 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. It is alarming that LeBron James did not have usual rest before the playoffs while their defense has been very shaky.

Author: 0 Anthony Johnson to Seek Legal Action For Daniel Cormier Weigh-in Controversy

The knockout artist knocked Cormier down in the first round of their first fight and landed a head kick on Saturday in the opening frame that may have broken Cormier's nose. " I gave my commitment to another job, something that I've been wanting to do for a while ". "Day in and day out people talked about me and Jon Jones fighting each other, but it never happened", he said.

Sport Current, former Giants react to passing of Steelers' Dan Rooney
Author: 0 Current, former Giants react to passing of Steelers' Dan Rooney

Rooney, whose father, Art, paid a $2,500 fee for the Steelers to join the National Football League in 1933, is survived by his wife, Patricia, and seven of the couple's nine children. Ambassador to Ireland under former President Barack Obama. The LA Rams released this official statement: "On behalf of the Los Angeles Rams and our fans, we send our deepest condolences and thoughts to the Rooney family and the Pittsburgh Steelers".

Sport Kane and ruthless Spurs have Chelsea in their sights
Author: 0 Kane and ruthless Spurs have Chelsea in their sights

That was a very bad period at the end of last season. We spent a lot of energy fighting against Leicester, but (also) against West Bromwich, against Chelsea, against the media, against the people. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was unable to provide an update on on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere, who was forced off with an apparent ankle injury early in the second half.

Sport 'It's time for Wenger to go,' says former Arsenal star
Author: 0 'It's time for Wenger to go,' says former Arsenal star

The cracks were visible last night after Arsenal lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace, yet another must win game for the side that are now 7 points adrift of the top four. Gooners have, on the whole, felt sympathy for Perez, with the Spaniard having to get used to sitting on the bench under Arsene Wenger since signing on the dotted line last summer.

Author: 0 Red Sox 4, Rays 3: The bullpen saves the day

Key for the Red Sox offense this year has been Mitch Moreland, with 14 hits and seven runs closing out the week, and Dustin Pedroia , who had 13 hits and five RBI in that same span. Two of those were solo home runs by Corey Dickerson and Tim Beckham . Fourteen-year-old Kerry Russell from Lynn had a special on-field moment while the Red Sox were taking BP.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard: 'I knew I'd score against Bournemouth'

The Cherries put in a spirited performance and gave themselves a lifeline on the stroke of half time when Joshua King found the net with the half of a deflection, but Marcos Alonso's impressive free kick in the second period put the game beyond them.

Author: 0 Will miss Game 2

Allen was the star of the first two games. ABOUT THE WILD: Zach Parise gave Minnesota a chance by scoring off a nifty touch pass from captain Mikko Koivu with 22.7 seconds left in regulation for his 31st goal in 90 career playoff games.

Sport Bale out of Bayern return, Lewandowski back
Author: 0 Bale out of Bayern return, Lewandowski back

Coach Zinedine Zidane said the forward has not fully recovered from a muscle injury in his right leg and will miss the second leg match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Madrid is trying to become the first team to defend the title since the competition's new format was created in 1992-93. 'Hopefully we have corrected the mistakes that we made in the first leg.

Author: 0 United Kingdom prime minister and European Union president meet to ease Brexit tensions

He toned his comment down slightly in response, branding the European Union "gangsters" over some of the demands being made after Britain triggered Article 50 last month. Just 48 hours later, Mr Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines handed Spain a veto on whether the deal applies to Gibraltar - effectively giving Madrid a veto on the whole deal as Britain has made clear this is unacceptable.

Author: 0 Bulls claim playoff spot with 112-73 victory

Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the depleted Brooklyn Nets 112-73 in the regular-season finale to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot on Wednesday. "Now the fun begins", Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. Rookie Paul Zipser scored a career-high 21 points off the bench for the Bulls. The Hawks shot 46.2 percent from three and outrebounded the Wizards 59-48.

Sport Phillips powers Braves by Padres
Author: 0 Phillips powers Braves by Padres

For the visitors, the game collapsed around the midway point. Shawn Kelley (2-0) relieved with the bases loaded in the ninth and got Maikel Franco to ground into a forceout. "I was looking for that pitch". They watch how balls fly out of here and they see the skyline and everything, and they say, 'Wow.' I said it. I thought they did a nice job with it.

Sport Mark Cuban: Adam Silver nixed Mavericks' plan to actually play Tony Romo
Author: 0 Mark Cuban: Adam Silver nixed Mavericks' plan to actually play Tony Romo

Even then, it was clear Romo wasn't returning to the Cowboys. He was actually a very good high school player, so it's not like he would have been completely out of his element. As the final minutes ticked off the clock and Nowitzki's season was over - he's not making the Mavericks' trip to Memphis for Wednesday's season finale - the newest of teammates had fun with the crowd.

Sport Real Madrid denied derby victory over Atletico by late Griezmann equaliser
Author: 0 Real Madrid denied derby victory over Atletico by late Griezmann equaliser

Real dominated the Madrid derby on Saturday night but were denied victory by a late goal from Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann, reports Xinhua news agency. "I am not preparing anything (for next season)", he added. "These types of signings make a lot of headlines and he's a great player who's been proving himself for a few years".

Sport Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Boston Marathon; good day for US
Author: 0 Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Boston Marathon; good day for US

Ward said one of the most important aspects to becoming a competitive runner is consistency. Guiding Eyes for the Blind CEO Thomas Panek, who will be running Boston , visited the finish line with two other puppies on Sunday - these were a few weeks old already - and attracted a lot of attention.

Author: 0 Celtics clinch one seed with win over Bucks 112-94

We hope you enjoyed our Betting Picks to win the Eastern Conference NBA 1st Round Series. The Celtics normal defensive grit was nowhere to be found, as the Bucks got whatever looks they wanted. Change of pace: In their two regular-season victories over the Celtics, the Bulls overpowered them, piling up a plus-39 rebounding advantage and 40-9 edge in second-chance points.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association playoff schedule 2017

But the Spurs eventually found their groove and pulled away for a convincing 111-82 win. After a very slow start, nearly everything went right tonight for the San Antonio Spurs. "And they did not even give us a chance". "We have to keep that up every single night". He was ready to play on the defensive side of the ball, recording three steals, but his 35 percent shooting percentage from the floor, was his worst in the performance in the past five games.

Sport 50 years later, 1st woman to run Boston Marathon returns to race
Author: 0 50 years later, 1st woman to run Boston Marathon returns to race

Switzer ran the marathon wearing the number 261, the same number male participants had tried to rip off her clothing in 1967. Switzer was able to enter Boston in 1967 because organizers thought she was a man. With past victories in the Los Angeles, New York and London marathons under her belt, the 37-year-old Kiplagat won the Boston event on her first try, posting a time of 2:21:52.

Sport Yankees' Pineda perfect through 6 innings in home opener
Author: 0 Yankees' Pineda perfect through 6 innings in home opener

The Tampa Bay Rays , 5-2, won their last three games to keep pace with the Birds - behind by winning percentage only. Jordan Montgomery will make his major league debut for the Yankees and be opposed by Blake Snell of the Rays. "He's going to be sore, I would expect more so tomorrow than he is now". They'll likely be without Weeks, who is day-to-day with neck and right shoulder soreness.

Author: 0 Conte wary of Tottenham challenge after dropping points

In this case, the fault is the coach. "I am concerned, we have to work together and find quickly the right desire and ambition to win this title". Hull remains two points above the relegation zone after 11th-placed Stoke ended its four-game losing run with a win that was wrapped up by Xherdan Shaqiri striking into the top corner from 30 yards (meters) with 10 minutes remaining.

Author: 0 Clippers host Kings, seeking No. 4 seed

Losses or victories by both would put the Clippers in fourth by virtue of their head-to-head, season series tiebreaker over the Jazz. In his rookie season, the Utah Jazz were dominated, knocked out in four games by the San Antonio Spurs .

Sport Zinedine Zidane: Isco has shown he belongs at Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane: Isco has shown he belongs at Real Madrid

Gijon have won only twice since Rubi took charge in mid-January and back-to-back losses to Malaga and at Real Sociedad have left them five points adrift of safety. He received the ball on the edge of the area, beat two opponents with a lovely bit of skill with his heel, then fooled the next defender before placing the ball in the top corner of Cuéllar´s goal with a precise left-footed shot.

Author: 0 Cavs Lack Of Energy Against Shorthanded Hawks Results In Embarrassing Loss

Back to the loss on Sunday to the Hawks . The Hawks scored just 67 points through the first three quarters but scored 59 in the fourth and overtime. But once again, Atlanta's second unit was clearly superior, outscoring Cleveland's reserves, 44-16. He shot 4-of-14. The Cavs led in overtime by as many as five points and were still up three when James fouled out.

Sport Garcia eyes major breakthrough on Seve's birthday
Author: 0 Garcia eyes major breakthrough on Seve's birthday

Rickie Fowler was third at 5 under while Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters victor, headed a group of three who were two strokes back. Riding the crest of a wave, McIlroy almost nailed a hole-in-one on the short 16th but a tap-in birdie brought him back to level par.

Author: 0 Top Republican urges Bentley to resign

A Montgomery circuit judge granted Bentley more time to respond to the allegations . Shortly before the lawyers argued, Bentley defiantly stood on the steps of the state Capitol and refused growing calls from fellow Republicans that he step down.

Author: 0 Sharks doomed by Edmonton's two shorthanded goals

Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot faced few quality scoring chances en route to a shutout. "You get a chance to go (on offence) and all of a sudden the puck is coming back and you can't change", said McDavid. McDavid's goal came with Milan Lucic in the box for high-sticking. He took a long run at Brenden Dillon in the first period and steamrolled Logan Couture in the second.

Author: 0 Vettel beats Hamilton in Bahrain thriller

Valtteri Bottas says despite Mercedes holding an advantage in qualifying trim he feels Ferrari now have the stronger race pace, but has warned it could all change next time out in Russian Federation. Vettel and indeed his Ferrari team got every decision right on Sunday. Vettel completed the 57 laps of the 5.4-kilometre track in one hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds, for his third win in Bahrain after success with Red Bull in 2012 and 2013.

Author: 0 Marcos Alonso: Chelsea dealing well with title-race pressure

The Spaniard, who scored his fifth league goal of the season in the 3-1 win over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, feels the Blues are coping well with the pressure from the chasing pack. Fast forward a year and Hazard has 14 league goals and is closing in on a second league title in three years - and Conte believes that resurgence revolves around belief and confidence.

Author: 0 Hawks' Millsap: Wiz 'were playing MMA' in win

Back then, Paul Pierce was the catalyst for the Wizards' physicality. The All-Star point guard's previous National Basketball Association playoff best was 27 points. A single great playmaker can flummox them completely; Wall at his best drives and orchestrates in a way that leaves a defense dizzy, frantically scanning the court for where they think a possession might be going.

Author: 0 Liverpool's highest and lowest points of the season so far

West Brom have gained a reputation as set-piece specialists this season and yet Tony Pulis' side didn't really trouble Mignolet or the Liverpool defence which, given the Red' susceptibility to set-pieces all season, should have been the cornerstone of the Baggies' game plan.

Sport Nashville Predators Open 2-0 Series Lead Over Chicago Blackhawks
Author: 0 Nashville Predators Open 2-0 Series Lead Over Chicago Blackhawks

Following up a scary 1-0 victory on Thursday , the Predators manhandled Chicago in a 5-0 victory on Saturday . The Predators are the fifth team in National Hockey League history to start a postseason with back-to-back road shutouts, the first since Toronto in 2001, according to Elias Sports.

Sport Wenger faces new quit calls after Palace loss
Author: 0 Wenger faces new quit calls after Palace loss

Last night the club's fans even turned on the players singing " you're not fit to wear the shirt " to the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin. "It had an impact on us after the second goal ". He said: "People may laugh at that, but if you look at a manager who seems to get the best out of players at the clubs he's worked at [Allardyce is the choice]".

Author: 0 Conte: United were more motivated

We fight until the end. The league is open and we have a 50 per cent probability to win the league. "We spend time and energy preparing ourselves to compete in the best way". The Chelsea boss was unusually quiet on the touchline and took responsibility for the defeat, as Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera fired Jose Mourinho's men to a victory over the Premier League table-toppers.

Sport Luck offers no timetable for return from shoulder surgery
Author: 0 Luck offers no timetable for return from shoulder surgery

Then last offseason, he rehabbed the shoulder to the point he could play well, but it seems playing on it didn't help much. "I didn't feel like I could go through that productively or go through that (again) and be productive as a quarterback, specifically with my right shoulder".

Sport Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games
Author: 0 Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games

Mikel Vesga lofted the ball into the left side of the Madrid penalty area, and Croatian forward Cop was alert to volley a low shot past Francisco Casilla into the far corner. Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane scratches his head during a press conference after a training session on the eve of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid at the Valdebebas stadium in Madrid , Monday, April 17, 2017.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton predicts toughest title fight of his career

Despite Ferrari having produced a vehicle that is a match for Mercedes, Raikkonen has yet to get on the podium and has finished both races well behind Sebastian Vettel. Vettel and Hamilton are now level on points, but the four-time world champion made a great fist of attempting to claim a second victory of the year.

Sport Palace fight back to force 2-2 draw with Leicester
Author: 0 Palace fight back to force 2-2 draw with Leicester

After 18 months of an nearly clean bill of health among their regular starters, Leicester have been hit by injury and suspension issues just at the wrong time . Leicester City have a realistic shot of reaching the Champions League semi-finals. Leicester are up against odds of 5/1 to book their place in the semi-finals and 13/5 just to win on the night, with Atletico Madrid 11/10 favourites for the victory.

Sport Charlie Murphy Dies After Leukemia Battle; Comedian was 57
Author: 0 Charlie Murphy Dies After Leukemia Battle; Comedian was 57

In perhaps the most famous of those sketches, Charlie and Eddie Murphy meet up with singer Prince (played by show namesake Dave Chappelle ), and a basketball game and pancake breakfast follow. Murphy was the older brother of Eddie Murphy . Fellow comedian and actor, Chris Rock expressed his sadness, saying, 'We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time.

Author: 0 Willett to start Masters defence alongside Kuchar and Luck

Johnson also placed third at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, and he will be trying to earn his first career victory at the Masters after tying for fourth at Augusta previous year. Willett shot three more bogeys for a 78. "Unfortunately, it's not kind of dropped into place yet but I'm still only 29 years old and I've got a long career".

Sport Leicester hopeful of Morgan return for Atletico clash
Author: 0 Leicester hopeful of Morgan return for Atletico clash

Atletico has some advantage, since they won in the Calderón. Of the six they lost none was by more than a solitary goal. Juventus or Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund or Monaco will be waiting for them if they make it that far.

Sport Stronger defence key to Palace revival - Allardyce
Author: 0 Stronger defence key to Palace revival - Allardyce

Allardyce said: "Alright, if the time comes along where the big club comes along and takes him away, but take him away when he is ready". With four points from his first eight games, Allardyce initially struggled to turn things around, but has now put his own stamp on Palace, having picked up five wins from last six games and kept four clean sheets in the process.

Sport Kane: Spurs can put more doubt in Chelsea minds
Author: 0 Kane: Spurs can put more doubt in Chelsea minds

The Italy worldwide, linked with a summer exit, put the display down to an attitude that he says can not waver with the Europa League quarter-final second against Anderlecht looming large. I have confidence in every single player in the squad. "I think we played really well, a very solid performance". They did not give Chelsea an inch of space anywhere on the pitch and did not allow them to get into any type of rhythm.

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