Sport Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke's double sinks old club Liverpool
Author: 0 Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke's double sinks old club Liverpool

The Reds' woes against the lower-ranked teams continued as they squandered the lead, having broken the deadlock with a superb free-kick from Philippe Coutinho midway through the first half . But now their Champions League fate is out of their hands after Manchester United closed the gap to just three points with two games in hand. Sam Allardyce believes Crystal Palace needs three more points to keep playing in the EPL and wants to secure that in their next three matches.

Sport One more win will see us safe, says Palace boss Allardyce
Author: 0 One more win will see us safe, says Palace boss Allardyce

However, The Eagles were level just before the break when Yohan Cabaye took the ball into the box on the right and played it into the back post for Benteke, who buried a shot into the back of the net. More worryingly, Manchester City and United are respectively two and three points behind Liverpool with two games in hand. "No doubt before this game Liverpool were in the driving seat for the top four", Carragher told Sky Sports .

Sport Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets
Author: 0 Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fighting for their playoff lives, down 2-1 in this best-of-seven series against the Houston Rockets. The triple-double was Westbrook's second in a row, making him the first player to record back-to-back triple-doubles in the same playoff series since Jason Kidd in the 2002 Eastern Conference finals for the New Jersey Nets against the Boston Celtics.

Author: 0 Serena Williams, pregnant in 23rd Grand Slam Tournament

Last month, Williams pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, citing a left knee injury. Williams is engaged to social media entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, who was with her in Melbourne in January. Serena previously revealed she wants to have children "someday" but still feels like she is too young. Quickly, the global news agencies analyzed that she'd have been 8 weeks into pregnancy while winning her 23rd grand slam in January this year - and that's the thing and passion about sport.

Sport Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT
Author: 0 Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

We seem to push back and forth, ” alternate captain Dion Phaneuf said. "Oh my goodness, I couldn't care less about history - history is different people at different times and different circumstances", said Boucher, "so it's all about us right now against the Bruins.

Author: 0 MacArthur goal 'one of the most special moments' for Senators coach

NOTES: Ottawa was 2 for 4 on power plays. With the trio of blue liners all out for the last game, though, it will certainly help Boston in game four to have another NHL-caliber body out on the ice. "Every time he's out there, guys have to know that he's there because he's one of those heat-seeking missiles that can you at any moment". "We have to think now and now is the things we did well yesterday and the things we want to make sure we do better".

Author: 0 Gareth Bale returns to start El Clasico

A win by Messi and Barcelona open up the title race and put the club back in the lead on the head-to-head tiebreaker. Replays show that he certainly had a strong case. The Argentina global had gone into Sunday's clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in last weekend's Liga win over Real Sociedad.

Sport Luis Enrique slams Barca after 'nightmare' Juve defeat
Author: 0 Luis Enrique slams Barca after 'nightmare' Juve defeat

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri did not go into raptures about Dybala, noting that to do so would be "disrespectful to his team-mates, who all had a fantastic game". He said: "Something else was seen from us in the second half". "It's the second time this has happened". Buffon said after the Barcelona match that Dybala is among the best three players in the world.

Sport Thunder: 3 Areas For Improvement From Game 1
Author: 0 Thunder: 3 Areas For Improvement From Game 1

Houston started out the gates quickly, taking a 10-3 lead after Beverley's swipe of Westbrook, but the Thunder came back to tie and wound up taking a 6-point lead near the end of the first quarter. Smart money would say Kanter will still play a role in this series for Oklahoma City - he's too important to the team; but against the Rockets and that system, the leash may become shorter by the day.

Sport Rockets' Beverley fined $25000 for confronting fan
Author: 0 Rockets' Beverley fined $25000 for confronting fan

Beverley had two incidents with the same fan Friday night in Oklahoma City . Beverley hit the ground in the first half after attempting a layup and landed at the feet of a fan in the first row. "I asked the refs for help and they didn't say anything". Rockets forward Sam Dekker went to pull Beverley away, and he left the court as fans yelled at him.

Author: 0 James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

Indiana Pacers' Paul George reacts after hitting a shot during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Indianapolis . The Pacers played that way in the first half Thursday as they set a team record for points scored in a half with 74. "We just never quit", coach Tyronn Lue said .

Sport Aaron Hernandez's family, medical examiner's office tussle over ex-NFL player's brain
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's family, medical examiner's office tussle over ex-NFL player's brain

He was also indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, but was eventually acquitted . The former National Football League player was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging", Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D.

Sport Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead
Author: 0 Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

He missed all seven of his three-point attempts and added seven rebounds, eight assists and seven turnovers as Roberson continued his standout defence in this series . They opened up the game on 11-2 run and scored 65 points by halftime with team play and unexpectedly good outside shooting. A fraction of a second remained as Russell Westbrook collected a seemingly meaningless rebound, but in a statistical sense, it was significant.

Sport Zlatan and Marco Rojo Set To Miss Matches Owing To Knee Injury
Author: 0 Zlatan and Marco Rojo Set To Miss Matches Owing To Knee Injury

Wayne Rooney scored on his return to the Manchester United starting-line up as Jose Mourinho's side enjoyed a 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday to close in on the top four. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "He (Bailly) is incredible". A nice gesture, some might think. but not many of those who had an opinion on it on Twitter.

Sport Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open
Author: 0 Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

Chappell, 30, flirted with trouble on the 18th when his second shot rolled next to a brook, but he had enough room for a full swing and reached the green to set up a 2-putt par. "It's hard to win out here - everybody knows that", Koepka said. "I wouldn't want it any other way", said Chappell, a Californian who had been runner-up six times in his career.

Sport Cavs, Spurs march on in National Basketball Association playoffs
Author: 0 Cavs, Spurs march on in National Basketball Association playoffs

James is averaging 28.5 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, 3.5 steals and two blocks in the two games in Cleveland. After another close loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and yet another near double-digit comeback, the Pacers All-Star is fed up with just about everyone in the in locker room.

Author: 0 Murray, Wawrinka fall by the wayside

The 15th seed faces former US Open victor Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals following his 6-2, 7-6 (0) win over Tomas Berdych earlier in the day. Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 French Open champion, was also sent packing when he lost to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-4 6-4.

Sport US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup
Author: 0 US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup

Soccer Sunil Gulati president said earlier in the day that no decision had been made over which country would get that honor. The U.S. Soccer president explained the rationale behind having Canada and Mexico join the Americans' bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Author: 0 Ashley Young unsure on Manchester United future

I prefer the pressure to fight for the title. "The pressure is normal and we are lucky to have the pressure", said Conte. Tenth place. We must understand this - that it's really important what is happening this season. They struggled to cope with us defensively and they struggled to cope with us with Marcus and other target points we had on the pitch. United had far more pace and mobility on Sunday and Mourinho now has to decide whether to recall Ibrahimovic or keep faith with Rashford ...

Author: 0 Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Brown also had Golden State run a bit more pick-and-roll than they have of late, because that should be the Warriors' go-to set, while maintaining their trademark defensive intensity. "He hadn't been feeling well for a couple days, so I knew it would be a possibility", Brown told the media before the game. Warriors: F Matt Barnes (R foot/ankle bone bruise), F Kevin Durant (L calf strain) and G Shaun Livingston (R index finger sprain and hand contusion) were listed as questionable ...

Author: 0 Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Keitany knocked 41 seconds off the women-only world record, the 35-year-old crossing the line in 2:17.01 - the second fastest time in history by a woman. "The last four months have been hell for me - mentally and stuff". She said: "My mum devastatingly passed away from cancer in June 2015 and spent the final days of her life at ellenor Gravesend".

Sport Bucks 104, Raptors 77
Author: 0 Bucks 104, Raptors 77

The Milwaukee Bucks have announced themselves as playoff ready in a 104-77 win over the Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Centre in front of their 18,717 rapid fans. "I was happy for him last night", Donovan said Saturday. "[And] I ride with my guy". In Lowry's 10 attempts he made 4 baskets and DeRozan in 8 attempts made absolutely 0-the first time this has happened since 2015.

Author: 0 Messi gets 500th goal; Barcelona beats Real Madrid

The night when Messi truly announced his arrival to the world, but which ultimately handed Madrid the title. A victory for the Madrid would extend their lead on the log to six points with a game in hand and put them in good stead to the title, while a loss would ensure Barca keep on the pressure on the leaders.

Sport NHL Playoffs 2017: Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Sunday's Stanley Cup Games
Author: 0 NHL Playoffs 2017: Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Sunday's Stanley Cup Games

If someone had told you before the playoffs started that the Senators would be up 3-2 in the series and have a chance to move on to round two today, everyone would have taken that. "You wake up tomorrow ready to play another game and you're still kind of coming off the high of winning that game in overtime and seeing some guys make some huge plays and be super excited about that.

Sport Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman
Author: 0 Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman

She pushed Brantley, who then punched her and knocked her unconscious. According to court documents, the incident began when Brantley made crude comments about the woman. Domestic violence and violence against women has always been an issue around the NFL. It has forced teams to avoid taking a PR when determining who to sign or draft in recent years.

Sport Celtics Clinch No. 1 Seed in Eastern Conference with Win vs
Author: 0 Celtics Clinch No. 1 Seed in Eastern Conference with Win vs

Pacers 104, Hawks 86: Paul George finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds , Jeff Teague added 19 points and IN clinched a playoff spot. "One of the big reasons I was coming here was because of him, and the potential that I saw in him as a player", Horford said Friday .

Sport Mind Games: Guardiola Drops Big Sanchez Hint Ahead of FA Cup Showdown
Author: 0 Mind Games: Guardiola Drops Big Sanchez Hint Ahead of FA Cup Showdown

The Gunners came from behind thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez, and the Arsenal manager was delighted to see a reaction after what has been a hard period. "Yes, it's a different competition", Wenger said as he looked ahead to the game. Sanchez has carried this team all year but he can only do so far and with a weak defence there are problems here.

Sport Wenger gets the better of Guardiola as Arsenal show character vs
Author: 0 Wenger gets the better of Guardiola as Arsenal show character vs

Arsenal had to come from behind after Sergio Aguero scored his 30th goal of the season for City in the 63rd minute, racing away on to a pass from Yaya Toure. "It was important to win today, to have something to look forward to". Manchester City's Leroy Sane runs for the ball in front of Arsenal's Nacho Monreal on the ground, during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Author: 0 Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with fractured thumb

This news could not have come at a worse time for the Bulls who were playing some of the best ball of the season. Chicago won the first two games in Boston. Johnso came off the bench for just 5 minutes of action in Game 3. The Bulls also will have to make adjustments considering how thoroughly they got owned by Boston at the point guard position, so expect a lot more of Butler and Wade acting as playmakers.

Sport Irving leads Cavs in National Basketball Association win over Pacers
Author: 0 Irving leads Cavs in National Basketball Association win over Pacers

However, the defending champions, following a pattern that began late in the regular season, almost gave away an 18-point lead in the 4th as the Pacers crawled within 4 in the final minute before Cleveland closed it out. In the other play off game, the Spurs beat the Grizzlies 96-82 thanks to Kawhi Leonard's post-season career high of 37 points to take a 2-0 lead.

Sport Dortmund's Bartra faces month out after bus bomb attack
Author: 0 Dortmund's Bartra faces month out after bus bomb attack

Tuchel felt that UEFA had not taken the attack seriously enough and claimed "we weren't asked at all at any time" about whether to proceed with the game. After the attack UEFA made the decision to postpone Dortmund's quarterfinal match against Monaco-but only for 24 hours. He said: "I was really proud of Borussia Dortmund".

Author: 0 Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

Mourinho also told the BBC he was "very happy" with his side's overall performance at Turf Moor. "I would do a last push", he said. "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play on Thursday)". Pogba slipped Martial through the left channel and, although Heaton saved the Frenchman's shot, Rooney responded to poke home the rebound from close range for his 251st United goal.

Author: 0 Marc Gasol buzzer-beater ties Western Conference Quarterfinals

He rallied the Spurs by scoring the last 16 points of regulation, but missed a 21-footer short of the rim with James Ennis defending him just before the buzzer ending regulation. And that there will be another opportunity for the city and team filled with beloved players to live and love and compete together. At the end, Marc made a great shot.

Sport Burnley v Man Utd, EPL LIVE SCORE
Author: 0 Burnley v Man Utd, EPL LIVE SCORE

For Jose Mourinho however, the mood will have been significantly dampened by what have been reported to be season ending injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. With Burnley having players forward for a set piece, Martial collected the ball and flicked it past Joey Barton deep inside his own half. Rooney doubled United's advantage six minutes before the break when he squeezed his shot past Tom Heaton for his first goal since January.

Author: 0 Westbrook triple-double sinks Rockets as Thunder hit back, Celtics beat Bulls

With the pressure mounting in crunch time , Westbrook drained a jumper with 1:43 left to put the Thunder up 110-105, but Harden quickly drew a foul on Victor Oladipo while shooting a 3-pointer to bring Houston back within two points. But, while the point guard led his team to the postseason, a team that's filled with plenty of role players and not much offense, Westbrook also chose to take it into his own hands to put as many points on the board as he could too, and that was by forcing too ...

Sport Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce wants Mamadou Sakho deal
Author: 0 Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce wants Mamadou Sakho deal

But their profligacy proved their undoing and Palace punished them, with Benteke providing Jurgen Klopp a costly reminder of his talents with the winning goal 16 minutes from time, giving Allardyce's side a huge boost and leaving Liverpool's top four hopes a little less certain.

Author: 0 Posey expected to sit out today after getting hit in the helmet

He's also caught a flawless game and two other no-hitters, and has given out a lot of hugs for a lot of different reasons. It was Crawford's second Gold Glove and the first for Posey and Panik. "There's been a lot of damage to hitters hit in the head". Mark Melancon got his first save with the Giants on April 9, as Giants fans should see this outcome 40-50 times this year.

Author: 0 Kane: Spurs must learn to win big games

It's the seventh time Chelsea will appear in the FA Cup final since 2000 while it's also the seventh time Tottenham's lost in the semis. The two semi-finalists have underperformed this season, and the FA Cup could offer the teams salvation after a hard campaign in the Premier League and Europe.

Sport New England Patriots Slam NYT For Tweet Over White House Team Photo
Author: 0 New England Patriots Slam NYT For Tweet Over White House Team Photo

The Patriots quickly issued a fact-check on their official Twitter account, noting that "over 40 football staff" members sat on the South Lawn for the Trump ceremony. Brady did say he hopes to make another White House visit following another Super Bowl title. Noticeably absent from the White House event was Super Bowl MVP and star quarterback Tom Brady .

Sport Chelsea have 50-50 chance of 'miracle' title win, says Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea have 50-50 chance of 'miracle' title win, says Conte

Herrera continued to say that "on the counter-attack we hurt them" as they couldn't deal with the pace that United had up front. Against Crystal Palace we didn't deserve to lose. Nigerian global, Victor Moses, lasted for 54 minutes on the pitch before he was replaced by Cesc Fabregas; but neither of the two players could influence the game in favour of Chelsea .

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Washington Wizards Best Atlanta Hawks 114-107

But we executed extremely well. "We were right there". The Hawks adjusted as they kept going with Millsap on the offensive end and the Wizards couldn't do anything about it defensively fearing they'd get called for a foul. Wall finished with 32 points (tying a playoff career high), five rebounds and nine assists. Wall scored 15 points in the third quarter and finished with 14 assists in the best playoff performance of his young career.

Author: 0 Where does LeBron's Game 3 performance rank among his top playoff performances

And then LeBron James happened. Now the question is how the Pacers will respond to a historic collapse. Instead, James was among the league leaders in minutes, averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists (the latter two both career highs) and kept a Cavaliers team that played through a host of injuries and changing parts chugging along throughout the season.

Sport Penn State's annual White Out game set for October 21st vs. MI
Author: 0 Penn State's annual White Out game set for October 21st vs. MI

Scout caught up with the head coach of new Penn State commit Antwan Reed , a three-star from Muskegon, Mich., to learn more about what the Lions are getting in the big brawler. Brown, thrust into the starting lineup as a freshman linebacker because of injuries, looked more comfortable at the position. Ticket options for the 2017 Penn State baseball season in Medlar Field at Lubrano Park are now on sale at or by calling the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park ticket office at ...

Author: 0 Hazard salutes Conte after Chelsea star seals Wembley thriller

A trip to Everton quickly follows in a "crucial" week that the Italian approaches bemused by the fixture schedulers, given Spurs have an extra day of rest before facing Crystal Palace on Wednesday. "Four-two looks impressive for Chelsea ". "I must be pleased because I think that in this game I involved all my players in our idea and in our football".

Sport Benintendi leads Red Sox over Rays on Patriots' Day
Author: 0 Benintendi leads Red Sox over Rays on Patriots' Day

Pedroia whiffed 0-for-5 on Sunday, but Moreland bagged two hits and three RBI. Miller broke out of a season long slump going 3-for-4 with a walk. First pitch of the game was at 11 a.m., coinciding with the Boston Marathon. Moustakas connected off Jose Alvarez (0-1) for his fifth home run this season. Their last Patriots Day meeting between the teams came on the day of the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, which claimed the lives of three spectators and two law enforcement officials.

Sport Bayern held to give Leipzig faint hope
Author: 0 Bayern held to give Leipzig faint hope

However, Mainz retook the lead five minutes before half-time as Brosinski converted from 12 yards. The point leaves Mainz in 13th place, just a single point above the relegation place off position. Mainz were immediately punished as Bayern countered and Franck Ribery set up Robben to fire home left-footed. "We didn't play well today". To make things worse for Dortmund, Monchengladbach turned the tides after the restart as Marcel Schmelzer cleared the ball into the wrong goal with ...

Author: 0 Ramos-Vinolas beats Cilic to reach Monte Carlo semifinals

Novak Djokovic made to work hard by Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta . It was the first time back on the ATP since his elbow problem - his last match was a second-round loss to Vasek Pospisil at Indian Wells on March 12. "He obviously started playing better towards the end of the set". "One week ago, I would have been OK with that". Nadal had never lost more than four games in his opening match at the tournament before but had to withstand a barrage of Edmund forehands on his way to a ...

Sport Celtic welcome pair back for Rangers clash, Rodgers gives team news
Author: 0 Celtic welcome pair back for Rangers clash, Rodgers gives team news

It was the first time Celtic had defeated Rangers in a Scottish Cup semi-final since 1925 and the Hoops will now take on Aberdeen for the trophy at Hampden on May 27. The young forward, a Scotland Under-17 worldwide, has been tipped for a bright future at Celtic Park, and his goal against Rangers on Thursday earned praise from Bhoys Under-17's coach John McLaughlan.

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