Following this, an enhanced phase for bid preparation will take place from this June until December 2018. Under FIFA plans for its expanded 48-team World Cup , CONCACAF is awarded six berths. The United States hosted the 1994 tournament, and the Rose Bowl was the site of the final. The U.S. previously bid to host the 2018 World Cup , but failed, and Mexico has hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986.
In losing two of the first three games, they had not led for any playing time. The Edmonton Oilers have 48 hours to get their game back on track after a 7-0 shellacking Tuesday night by the San Jose Sharks knotted their first round Stanley Cup playoff series at two games apiece.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points for the Clippers, but only two of those came in the fourth quarter and six in the second half. Gobert still had to be helped off the court and did not return to the game. Utah also won the teams' other postseason series 3-2 in 1991-92, which was interrupted by the riots after the Rodney King verdict. Depleted by injury, the Jazz fight harder than any team in the league and consistently win games they really shouldn't.
Boston is in a must-win game Friday night as the Bulls have dominated the boards and the Celtics in this series . Thomas soldiered through, scoring a game-high 33 points in the Celtics' game-one defeat and 20 points on Tuesday night in another home loss to the Bulls.
There's a lot of things that are very hard to explain to the general public what goes on behind closed doors. Aloisi wasn't willing to get into the details of why Roar were unable to retain Broich. "This football team's had a lot of distractions and it's never bothered them", he said. "Their main focus is on performing on the weekend". Brisbane led 3-0 after 22 minutes but eventually lost 5-4 in extra time at Wanderland in the major semi-final.
Hamilton apologised to Mercedes for damaging his own chances by earning a five-second penalty for deliberately slowing Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo as they pitted for fresh tyres under a safety auto early in the race. I was a bit down after qualifying because the gap to Mercedes was so big and we could have been a bit closer. "I would have done it before the pit lane, because I think that's A-OK".
Ramos-Vinolas had the edge in the shortest points and they were equally good in those longer ones and Albert came as a deserved victor after all, taking the final 6 games of the match to claim his biggest Masters 1000 result so far. I served much better today than I did yesterday. The Spaniard, taking part in his fifth clay court tournament this year, will now face the victor of the match between Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
Former world No 1 Djokovic saved four match points but cracked under his opponent's tremendous pressure on the fifth as Goffin set up a last-four meeting with either clay-court king Rafael Nadal or Argentine Diego Schwartzman . David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday.
In Game 2 , Rondo had 14 assists and 5 steals. Bottom line: the Bulls are still up 2-0, have the best player in the series and play Games 3 and 4 at home. Thomas - playing through the devastating loss of his sister, Chyna, in a tragic auto accident over the weekend - was terrific in Game 1, scoring 33 points, but scored only 20 points in Game 2 .
Luck is a little under the weather after a cold last week and in today's press conference he struggled with a voice but he felt it was clearing up and that he would be ready to go later in the week. Love the hotel, love having the family with me and getting on the first tee. Zach Johnson might not be in the best of form of late but it has not been awful and he is a two- time victor over this layout.
The photo was later deleted and the speculation was not confirmed until several hours later when William's representative released a short statement saying: " I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall ". Relatively recent Grand Slam winners such as Li Na and Marion Bartoli retired, while Garbine Muguruza has not followed up on her French Open title of 2016.
The Monsters of the Midway defeated the Falcons 30-12. First, my annual reminder that calculating the difficulty of any schedule in April is mere folly with the knowledge that in the National Football League teams go from worst to first and vice versa as often as some folks change their underwear.
Game 4 is Wednesday in Boston, where Ottawa has won four straight. Two goals by Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard's second of the playoffs on Tuukka Rask had given the Senators a 3-0 lead. The Senators challenged the goal believing the play was offside, but a lengthy review upheld the goal. Pastrnak tied it 5:01 later with a power play blast off a pass from McAvoy.
The talking heads on television are all talking about a Chicago sweep in this series due to the manner in which the Bulls have outplayed Boston in the first two games. There's no denying it, the Boston Celtics are off to the worst playoff start by a one seed in National Basketball Association history. Grant shot nearly 37 percent from 3 and is okay defensively - he's not a particularly good decision-maker as a point guard, but playing next to Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade, he shouldn't ...
Also, that trade possibility may trigger a bidding war. "We don't want to make a habit of turning two picks into one, but we're positioned to do it, " Brown said. The smoke surrounding the Buffalo Bills and the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft continues to swirl. If he doesn't work out, the Bears could move on after next year.
Jones is eligible to fight this summer after serving his one-year suspension. He was pulled from his headline fight at UFC 200 against Cormier after testing for a banned substance, which Jones blamed on a " contaminated sex pill ". "I gave my commitment to another job, something I've wanted to do for a while". "It was insane. I weighed in upstairs and I was like, "I'm OK, I'm going to do this", Cormier said on U.S.
Highlights on Saturday will include performances by Morris Day and The Time, one of Prince's Minneapolis based backup bands that performed at the 2017 Grammys in the Tribute to Prince. "So my one regret was that I didn't take the opportunity to get back in touch with him and say: "Hey Prince , this huge 16-year-old is that little baby you once met - he's grown into a fine young man".
George, sounding nearly like the coach of the Pacers rather than a player, said Stephenson needs to control his emotions and keep his head in the game. The Cavs knowing this will have to increase the intensity if they are going to have a rest before the next round. "We're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become", James said .
Cormier had previously warned Jon Jones not to step into the octagon after the main event and while the latter remained in the crowd, Cormier did speak to the former champion. "I'm going to show the world not only do I have breast implants, but I'm a talented fighter". At Friday's weigh-in, Cormier arrived to the scale just minutes before a two-hour window ended and initially weighed 206.2 pounds, which is 1.2 pounds over the allowable limit of 205.
If an unexpected, last-minute deal doesn't happen, the Browns will have Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan at the position heading into the draft. If they need to move up from 12, the Browns have the resources with 11 picks. The Jets want Nos. With the Nos. 1, 12, 33, 52 and 65 available, there is no excuse for the Browns not to find that talent next Thursday and Friday night.
The New England Patriots did not have as many players attend Wednesday's White House ceremony as they did two years ago when they won the Super Bowl, but the team feels reports about how few members of the organization attended this year are being grossly exaggerated.
Early on Wednesday, correctional officers found his limp body hanging from a bedsheet affixed to a window inside a prison cell inside Souza-Baranowski Correctional Centre in MA. MA prison officials said Hernandez hanged him. Five days prior to his death, a jury had acquitted Hernandez in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men - Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Manchester United supporters are very aware that they've got a special talent on their hands with Marcus Rashford, but the teenage striker has endured a barren spell in front of goal this season. The Red Devils won 2-1 to finish 3-2 in aggregate over Anderlecht. "Herrera plays", he said . "It was a hard game, a hard opponent, I am exhausted, I imagine the players are more exhausted than me", he said.
The MMQB's Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. A judge in New Bedford is due to hear the request at 2 p.m. "I lost my son, the love of my life", Ward said. Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez expressed skepticism of the reported suicide and claimed that Hernandez was murdered.
And by the sound of it, they're definitely interested in using that pick on a new running back. "They both fit, they're different styles". Ironically, McCaffrey was not the only college running back to sit out of their bowl game to prepare for the draft.
One thing that's also clear is that the young guns of the Oilers, namely Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl don't seem to be handling the way stars get treated by their opponents in the playoffs. The Sharks should be fortunate that they left Edmonton with a split. "I didn't like it in Game 2 , just like our 5-on-5 play", DeBoer said. We haven't been like that all year so I think it was a one-off.
Thomas, who was emotional before the game and looking stunned the entire night, still managed to score 33 points in a game that saw the eighth-seeded Bulls manhandle the Eastern Conference No. Chicago also pulled down 20 offensive rebounds and converted 23 second-chance points to Boston's 15. At the time of Rondo's benching, Hoiberg said he was looking for more speed in the Bulls' game.
Pogba was the next player to miss from a golden chance, volleying over with an terrible attempt after Mkhitaryan's corner fell into his path six yards out, while Ibrahimovic lashed a shot wide after great work from Michael Carrick. Mourinho is expected to restore Ibrahimovic to the starting lineup on Thursday, having said he was rested against Chelsea because he was "very exhausted", and Anderlecht's Dennis Appiah has warned his teammates to be wary.
The three-time world champion discovered pace on fresher tyres during the latter stages and as a result Bottas was ordered to allow the Briton past so he could put pressure on Vettel. "The pitlane was really my fault". Hamilton's Mercedes were forced to stack their cars as they pitted and the Englishman blocked Ricciardo into the pit entry, earning the penalty that cruelled his chances of taking victory despite Vettel's 6.6-second overall advantage.
Harden scored 37 points to outshine Westbrook, and the Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series . "We were not helping off [Redick and Crawford]". Game 1 was close and I think Game 2 should be as well. I hate to - like we're doing a great job on Redick and Crawford.
There has been precious little let-up for the 19-year-old striker since he broke onto the scene so remarkably 14 months ago. "He can not play every game", Mourinho said after being asked if Rashford was capable of filling in for Ibrahimovic.
S*** looked like fun. James added 10 rebounds and seven assists, but had eight of Cleveland's 19 turnovers. George then took over with 21 points in the second period to help extend the in lead to 25, 74-49, at halftime. Smith limping off with a hamstring injury. Love dominated a crucial stretch of the third quarter, as he had nine points in the last few minutes of the period.
The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in NY on Monday. "Now today we are saying hello, hello to something else, and what we are saying hello to is the 2026 World Cup and our efforts to bring that back to the United States , Canada and Mexico ".
In both cases, the betting line spent most of its life around a pick'em until Johnson garnered support closer to the fight. "When you get your (act) together, I'll be here waiting to fight". His actions infuriated UFC president Dana White a year ago, who vowed he would not book Jones in a main event again because of the trouble it caused.
About nine minutes into their voyage, the stuffed dog leaped into the air, then began to drift at the end of the string around its neck. Fischer and Yurchikhin, making his fifth space flight, will spend more than four months aboard the orbiting station before also returning to Earth in September.
I think it's a more experienced team than us. Chelsea , meanwhile, is still the Premier League leader - by four points over Tottenham - and could yet finish the season with the domestic double. "To challenge now this type of club, of team, is a very important thing for Tottenham". With Terry announcing he will end his long association with Chelsea at the end of the season in a bid to find regular first-team action, Clement admitted yesterday he would love to bring the 36-year-old to ...
Juventus were a full-on attacking side during the first leg and this attitude got them through the finish line without conceding a single goal. "They're Italian and they defended very well". Neymar volleyed Jordi Alba's pass wide before Messi drew the first save from Buffon just past the half-hour mark. That really got the crowd going. " Juve is a great team that knows how to defend perfectly".
Boston hosts the next two games at TD Garden Monday and Wednesday. Chicago was shut out in consecutive playoff games for the first time since it was blanked in three straight in April 2002 against St. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. The New York Yankees outfielder lived up to his "Godzilla" nickname by terrorizing Red Sox pitching to the tune of a scorching.545 average with eight runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBI.
Prosecutors said they traced the computer used to purchase the put options to the luxury hotel in Dortmund where the team had been staying. He was also booked into the same hotel during the day of the attack, and his room overlooked the street where the explosions hit the bus.
Edmundson opened the scoring 3:51 into the second period while the Wild had a delayed penalty. Alexander Steen scored an empty-net goal for the Blues in the third-period. Sergei Bobrovsky had 42 saves. ABOUT THE WILD: Leading scorer Mikael Granlund has been held to one assist in the first two games and captain Mikko Koivu has produced the same while the linemates have combined for 10 shots.
Guardiola says quite apart from his own pride and reputation, winning the FA Cup is important for his players' collective belief that his methods and philosophy are taking them forward. "Maybe he is coming back for [Thursday's Premier League game against] Manchester United but I don't know right now". And we are not able. City are fourth in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, while they exited the Champions League to Monaco at the last-16 stage.
Torrey Mitchell scored for Montreal and Carey Price made 30 saves. The Rangers' best goals on Price have been from the blue line, close by the goal with a player screen or an unexpected shot. In the third period, Gallagher looked to retrieve the puck from Skjei behind the Rangers' net by hitting him. They mismanaged the puck, giving it straight to the Rangers on both goals against, and they iced it eight times while chasing the lead in the third period.
That was contradicted less than a day later when ESPN FC said Liverpool had absolutely no interest in the 30-year-old, believing their own goalkeepers, Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius , to be better. "We have to find a solution for the weekend, today I don't have to find one for next year". They will be confident going into the Palace game after recently winning back-to-back away games, while also winning the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park 4-2 back in October.
Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain scored the goals that guaranteed Monaco would advance to the semifinals of the Champions League following a 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. But Dortmund are an excellent team with great players. We will enjoy it and play with our quality. The current Paris Saint-Germain director of football scored an 85-minute victor in the 1995 final for Ajax at AC Milan - at the age of 19.
Marcus Rashford was Manchester United's hero with a dramatic extra-time victor that sealed a 3-2 aggregate victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. Notoriously hard to impress, Mourinho says Rashford has earned his complete trust - even when he isn't scoring. The Portuguese tactician didn't sound too optimistic after the game, as he told BT Sport that the early prognosis was "negative", thus suggesting that he expects Ibrahimovic to be out for a while at least.
But the administration remains concerned about Iran's broader activities as a state sponsor of terrorism, and has launched the review into its policy on Iran to determine whether maintaining the deal is in the U.S.'s national security interests.
Everyone was ready. We've been there, you know, the games have been tight, they really have. The Sharks captain redirected a Brent Burns shot for a goal 15 seconds into San Jose's Game 4 against the Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Overall, Wall has been the best player on the court and leader of the team up 2-0 in the series . After Game One, Millsap made a point of calling out what he considered overly aggressive play from the Wizards - "They were playing MMA (mixed martial arts)", he said.
He showed hints of the potential, hitting.229 (25 for 109) with two doubles, a triple, five homers and 17 RBI, but Haniger said, "I really underperformed and I'm a lot more capable that what I showed". Mitch Haniger drove in four runs and extended his hitting streak to 13 games in Wednesday's win. "For them to do that for me, I'm very thankful". He also has recorded just two complete games over the past four-plus years - both in 2015 - after recording a total of 16 between 2010-12.
They've also won the trophy 12 times, a joint-record alongside Manchester United. That's the day I realised how big the cup is. He suffered his latest ankle issue when he was accidentally kicked by Harry Kane, the Tottenham Hotspur striker, while attempting to block a shot on Saturday.