As if her career wasn't already filled with the wildest accomplishments. Another former world number 1 and major champion, Victoria Azarenka is also angling for a return to the game, after becoming a mother a year ago. However, around six hours later, Williams' spokesperson Kate Bush Novak confirmed the exciting news , that everyone was waiting to here. The Women's Tennis Association congratulated Williams on Twitter before deleting its post.
What is forgotten sometimes is that the game was sandwiched between the two Champions League semi-final matches against Chelsea which culminated in victory against Manchester United in Rome. Espanyol face off against Atletico Madrid in a La Liga encounter on Saturday, April 22. The Brazilian was dismissed for two yellow cards in Barca's defeat at Malaga earlier this month, but his ban was extended as he sarcastically applauded the officials following his red card.
Hoop it up! Rajon Rondo and his Chicago Bulls will be hosting the Boston Celtics at the United Center for game 3 of the NBA's first round of the 2017 playoffs on April. Boston shuffled the starting lineup, swapping out Gerald Green for Amir Johnson . After watching game 1 from the bench, Terry Rozier got some run in game 2 that had his coach optimistic.
Mains said in the end he was picking a whitewash by the All Blacks as they had an astonishing crop of players at the moment and a tremendous culture within the team. "You try to talk about how they are human, they are capable of making mistakes, they do have frailties if you put them under pressure", said Gatland.
Sky Italia's Gianluca DiMarzio reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic tore his ACL and PCL during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League victory over Anderlecht. "It was a hard game, a hard opponent, I am exhausted, I imagine the players are more exhausted than me", he said .
The state medical examiner's office on Thursday ruled Hernandez's death a suicide after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in his single cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. In the wake of that investigation, prosecutors charged Hernandez with two other gang-related slayings, but he was exonerated on those charges days before his death.
The move could force the Warriors to part ways with Iguodala and Livingston. Since he was acquired by the Golden State Warriors via a three-team trade in 2013, Andre Iguodala has been instrumental in the team's emergence as one of the National Basketball Association powerhouse squads.
A lot of people are saying, 'Man, he's insane, ' or this and that. "But I think the situation with the auto [in F1] is hard and he wants to try something else". I think it shows the significance and the importance and the relevance of the Indy 500. "It is an opportunity for him, and he can do it with a good team as well, so I sense his frustrations with his position in the sport at the moment".
Of course, any updates will also be posted to KSL.com. To put that in perspective, the Warriors led the league in point differential by a hefty margin with a net rating of 11.6. But the best part of the game was how the Jazz defended Blake Griffin . Come this summer, both of these teams will have some tough personnel decisions to make.
Lowry proved his coach right. Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry went 6-of-12 from the field on Tuesday, finishing with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 2 3-pointers in a 106-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks win and the Raptors have a serious issue on hand. On top of it, the Raptors couldn't stop Antetokounmpo, whose drives to the basket generated much of the Bucks offense.
Not to mention, an insider told CNN that the political commentator and reps for the news channel have already "begun talking about an exit". The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky? Fox's longtime CEO Roger Ailes resigned abruptly amid similar sexual harassment charges last July.
Patrick Marleau , Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also scored for San Jose, Brent Burns had three assists and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fourth playoff shutout. They managed the puck better and kept the pressure off their own net. There's not many guys who can beat you from the blue line when you see it. The Rangers' previous home playoff win was in Game 1 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay.
They have the meanest defense around and arguably the hottest striker in Harry Kane. At the start of this season every one of us would have signed to have this situation. "We are talking about a team that has won a European competition, has a manager that won the league with Juventus in Italy". Saturday's semi-final is against one of the most in-form teams in Europe and we are also fighting for [the Premier League], four points adrift after Chelsea's defeat at Manchester United.
The original Times photo went viral, getting re-tweeted about 46,000 times, while the " update " tweet that clarified the turnout received only about 500 re-tweets. Brady , the game's most valuable player, skipped the ceremony, citing family matters - his mother, who has been battling a health ailment for the last 18 months, is said to be in town.
Lowry, who scored just four points in the Raptor's series-opening defeat, added 22 points and delivered a clinching jump shot over Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon. "You can say whatever to him, but I think our actions really let him know that we care for him", Bradley said. Sure, Thomas did not have to go against the Chicago Bulls , but this is what his team and teammates have worked for the entire 82-game regular season.
On Tuesday came news of the release of " Deliverance ", a new Prince EP featuring six songs he recorded between 2006 and 2008. (They released it under the moniker The Original 7ven.) Still, Day denies any serious bad blood between them: "Families fight", he says.
Pittsburgh scored at least three goals in all five games and at least four in four of them to leave the Blue Jackets still searching for their first playoff series victory. Columbus came ready to play in desperation mode, but their efforts could not meet the Penguins, who defeated them easily by a score of 5-2. Just like in Game 3 when they rallied from a 3-1 deficit, the Penguins began roaring back.
But the game changed suddenly with two Delhi wickets falling in consecutive balls after Yuvraj Singh was introduced for the first time in the 10th over. Williamson was the star of the Hyderabad innings and his 136-run partnership with Dhawan for the second wicket the highlight of the Hyderabad innings.
The year before the Campanis controversy, 18 percent of major league players were African-American according to a study produced by the Society for American Baseball Research. It gives as many fans as possible a chance to see it. According to USA Today Sports , only 7.1 percent of the current Major League Baseball players are African American.
Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, at the end of a year ago and, if she is already 20 weeks pregnant , was expecting during her record-breaking run at the Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Major title without dropping a set.
You can now watch both the goals from the game at Old Trafford in our video above. In Sunday's other game Liverpool moved back into third place on the Premier League ladder with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion thanks to an early header from Roberto Firmino.
Our away form has improved from past year and probably that's the key to the success we've had this season. Despite the fans already in party mode, goalkeeper David Stockdale knows there are still games to be played and wants to finish the season as champions.
In the second half at Selhurst Park , Arsenal fans were singing " You're not fit to wear the shirt ", and there seemed to be a lack of fight and organization in Wenger's team. Theo Walcott has taken the courageous move to talk to Arsenal's official website following last night's painful defeat to Crystal Palace , and admits his side let the fans down.
Things got a little heated in the eighth inning when Orioles third baseman Manny Machado appeared to slide late into second base to break up a double play. "It was a tough one", Bundy said. "I got some double play balls that my defense helped me out on and got me out of some jams". Brad Brach picked up his third save with a flawless ninth.
The Reds came from a goal down to beat the Potters 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium , courtesy of second-half goals from substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Coutinho and company rallied from down 1-0 late in the first half to win 2-1 at Stoke and preserve third place in the table. "We get a lot of numbers from sports science and this was the minute when all our alarm clocks were ringing".
Redick and Jamal Crawford struggled down the stretch. With strong drives and passes, the offensive switch seemed to hurt the Clippers and their often late-game shaky defense. This is only the eight time this year Favors has played 30 minutes. After flaming out in each of the past three playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, the Clippers find themselves facing the prospect of going back to a raucous Salt Lake City trailing by two games if they can't find a way to win Game 2 on Tuesday.
Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday announced his retirement from worldwide cricket, saying the upcoming series in the West Indies will be his last assignment. Younis, who has led Pakistan in all three formats and guided them to their only World Twenty20 title in England in 2009, needs only 23 runs to reach 10,000 Test runs.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn published his annual draft position rankings for the running backs and fullbacks. After taking the ball from Barrett, Samuel hustled around left end, got past the first wave of defenders and sprinted into the end zone for the clinching score.
It was important to win trophies because it means something and that was when we started to realise just how important it was to try and lift trophies at the end of the season. Guardiola said: "He has made an impact". Guardiola will be desperate to win the F.A. Cup, as he wants some kind of silverware in his first season, but Arsenal and Wenger will be just as desperate, as Wenger is fighting for a contract, and the team are fighting for their pride.
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to take to the streets on Wednesday for what they dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist leader. Further fueling the protests: The government banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from all political activity for 15 years on April 7. The dealership had been seeking damages from GM of 476 million bolivars - about $665 million at the official exchange rate, but $115 million on the black market where many ...
Coming off a pair losses, Boston Celtics takes on Chicago Bull in the NBA Playoffs First Round, Game 3 tonight. The Chicago Bulls are experiencing success early in this year's playoffs and one of the main reasons is the resurgence of veteran point guard Rajon Rondo.
Silva has options should he wish to make changes following the 3-1 defeat against Stoke , with Abel Hernandez and Ahmed Elmohamady pushing for recalls after starting on the bench at the bet365 Stadium . The Tigers, who sit 17th, are unbeaten in their last seven league outings on home soil, a run which has featured five wins, and their boss, Marco Silva, boasts an even more impressive record.
We deserved it and we have no reason to fear anyone", Buffon told Juventus' website. "We played our game and showed what we're capable of but you only have to look at the PSG match to remember that we must be careful". Viewed by some as Messi's heir for the Argentina national team, Dybala's brilliant display only furhtered the comparisons, with Gianluigi Buffon stating he has the ability to be one of the best players in the world.
Whilst Hamilton was able to profit from an early safety auto deployment to maintain his lead, Vettel was forced to overtake team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bull duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen to claim second place. The virtual safety vehicle was deplyed on lap 2 after contact between Willams' Lance Stoll and Sergio Perez's Force India and left the former's auto beached on to the gravel.
Hansen said: "I remember a game in 2013 (against Ireland). statistics don't mean anything when pressure is involved". And it's a view that the UK-based Fitzpatrick says has changed dramatically in the Lions' favour over the last 12 months during which he believes the northern hemisphere game has made seismic improvements under some astute Australasian guidance.
AFP reports , via a photographer on the ground, that a steward has been injured in the melee, which has reportedly been caused by fans of the Turkish side. "It would be very unsafe to take on this team (in presence of) the same supporters as tonight". Dortmund's game against Monaco in the Champions League quarterfinals was postponed and played on Wednesday.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released Hernandez's body Wednesday "but withheld some tissue including his brain until the cause and manner of death was determined", the statement read. Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal. The IRS has a $117,395 lien on the property.
Last season, Westbrook averaged 34.4 minutes per game but increased that to 37.4 in the postseason. Olajuwon finished with one first place vote to Robinson's 73. The two teams are very similar in the way they operate. That becomes a tough thing to Euro-step around. It's going to be hard for anybody that gets through there, because they're in a hard conference with San Antonio, with the Clippers and, of course, the Golden State Warriors.
That's our job, and then what happens this afternoon with Chelsea is their problem. "We'll see tomorrow if I decide to start him or if he will be on the bench", Pochettino said. He's an important player for us, and for him to be available for us is great. We have to be focussed on next game, if not, you're not spending time in reality.
Pochettino pledged his future to Tottenham by signing a new contract until June 2021 earlier this year and is committed to seeing that through. Matic thinks the victors at Wembley could hold a mental advantage in the Premier League title race, with Chelsea just four points clear of Spurs going into the final six matches .
Messi' frustrating first half had a painful ending when he was caught by Miralem Pjanic while jumping for a ball. Though, the feared attacked trident "MSN" failed to churn out another classic Champions League comeback. Enrique forlornly turned to Paco Alcacer from the bench as the hosts played with four forwards for the final half hour. "Psychologically, we never wavered", Massimiliano Allegri , the Juventus manager, said and therein lay one huge difference with PSG.
Captain Joe Pavelski disclosed his strategy for Tuesday's game at practice yesterday that it's just about getting inside, winning that one-on-one battle and when you get the chance, stick it in the net. "It's been unbelievable", said Lane, who added their Oilers gear is being noticed by people nearly everywhere they go. Laurent Brossoit replaced Talbot - and gave up a second goal to Pavelski, again on a power play, less than four minutes later.
City leapfrog Liverpool into third and are seven points ahead of Everton and Manchester United, although their city neighbours have two games in hand. Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero were also on target as City cemented their place in the Premier League's top four. After that it wasn't easy, but we could use the counter-attack and had space between the lines.
Of the result, Alves continued: "Neither in their worst dreams [for Barcelona] or in my best dreams I did imagine that this could happen". "Juventus are a great team and they were better than us in the tie and overall they deserved to go through", Barca defender Gerard Pique told reporters.
And Iain Henderson has done an exceptional job for Ireland. Both Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend and Scotland assistant coach Jason O'Halloran turned down the chance to join Gatland's backroom team to focus on their new roles, when they will swap teams in the summer.
That goal was rapidly followed by Derick Brassard's second goal in as many games. But the B's fought back and tied the score 3-3 entering the third period with three goals in the second frame. BOSTON (AP) - The Ottawa Senators needed a late rally in Game 2 to tie up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Boston Bruins. I said yesterday in the preview that it would come down to goaltending, and in a series where both goalies have struggled and have sub-.900 save ...
There was a bright spot in Team Canada's Thursday at the Hong Kong world track cycling championships, but there wasn't much to shout about. She also finished second to her team pursuit team-mate Laura Kenny in the points race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Sunday's Game 1 for the Thunder was reminiscent of their Game 1 in the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio previous year when the Spurs buried the Thunder 124-92. Friday they might need to do the same thing, but instead of giving him the ball in the paint like they did Howard, or feed Anderson threes like they normally would, maybe they could get him going by having him shoot a few mid-range jumpers.
Boston RF Mookie Betts was presented with his 2016 Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Wilson Defensive Player of the Year awards in a pregame ceremony. NOTES: Jackie Bradley Jr . Peterson homered in his first big league at-bat since 2015 and Logan Morrison hit a grand slam, two of the career-high four homers allowed by Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello in the Rays' 10-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
In the first two games, Rondo had only been shooting 42.3 percent from the field, but he averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game . James Harden scored 44 points for Houston, but he missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game just before time expired. The Boston Celtics only scored 97 over Bulls 111 points.