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Author: 0 NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Earnhardt has been a member of the Hendrick Motorsports team since 2007 when he made the move. Even with Earnhardt's struggles this season and after missing the final 18 races of 2016 due to concussion symptoms, the timing of the announcement was a shock.

Sport NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback
Author: 0 NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

The Birds would be better off doing what they can to target a player in their wheelhouse. Do I hope that he's the type that picks Trubisky second overall when the team is so desperate for talent at any position? Yes. Think you know how long Christian McCaffrey will last. Do they need immediate impact from the draft? They have talked with DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes .

Sport Firmino and Coutinho start for Liverpool at West Bromwich Albion
Author: 0 Firmino and Coutinho start for Liverpool at West Bromwich Albion

On paper at least, this was the toughest remaining fixture for a Liverpool side who face Crystal Palace, Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their last five games. A minute later, Coutinho sent a hard volley wide from the left-hand side of the penalty area, but another opening went begging for the home side as Robson-Kanu fired tamely at Simon Mignolet after collecting a pass from Phillips.

Author: 0 Warriors Look To Close Out Blazers Monday

They have won the last three matches in the best-of-seven series, and a victory in Game 4 will see them ease them into the next round. Golden State got another great performance Saturday from reserve center JaVale McGee , who scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting in and grabbed four rebounds in 16 minutes.

Author: 0 Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian announce pregnancy with Snapchat pic

The Grand Slam victor, 35, teased the announcement on Snapchat Wednesday morning, posting a pic that was captioned, "20 weeks". Developing story after World number two Serena William;s pregnancy news broke yesterday is that she will not be any competitive game for the rest of the season.

Author: 0 Valanciunas Ties Raptors Playoff Record for Double-Double's

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his arrival on the big stage in his second trip to the National Basketball Association postseason, and now he's looking for more. Not to mention, TNT Bulls are a force to be reckoned with that the Celtics can not ignore. Toronto will play Game 2 on Tuesday. Chyna Thomas, 22, died in a auto accident early Saturday, casting doubt on whether Thomas would ultimate play in the opener.

Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR following 2017

During a ride from his home to Raleigh, North Carolina, to taste wedding food with his then-fiancee Amy, he couldn't look out the windshield. Hendrick will join Earnhardt, Junior to talk about the choice to retire at the news conference. He has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs eight times. Earnhardt turns 43 in October, was married during the offseason and has stated he wants a family.

Sport Blues take 3-0 series lead over Wild
Author: 0 Blues take 3-0 series lead over Wild

Will the St. Louis Blues take a commanding 3-0 lead on the Minnesota Wild when the two meet in Game 3 of their series today at 3PM ET? Schwartz had a power-play goal at 15:19 of the second period to put the Blues one win away from the second round.

Sport Arsenal and Manchester City fans videoed fighting outside Wembley
Author: 0 Arsenal and Manchester City fans videoed fighting outside Wembley

Then, on Sunday, The Blues learned Arsenal would be their 2017 FA Cup final opponents after The Gunners saw off Man City 2-1 after extra-time. Backers of an Arsenal success against Pep Guardiola's side were probably in a minority at the weekend after Sergio Aguero deftly got the better of Cech to give City a 62nd-minute lead.

Sport McElroy | Paul George could use a lesson in leadership
Author: 0 McElroy | Paul George could use a lesson in leadership

The series now moves to Memphis for Game 3 on Thursday. After giving up a late lead and squeaking out the opener by just a point, James and Co. showed more intensity on defense and held on to win their 10th straight first-round game over the past three seasons.

Sport Will Eden Hazard leave Chelsea?
Author: 0 Will Eden Hazard leave Chelsea?

We knew before that this game can have maybe an impact for the rest of the season. "But you know, in football you need to believe because everything is possible". "For me, it's sad when I listen to this, that one player must be more selfish to reach the top level. We need to start this rush (of fixtures) with a win and to keep the lead".

Sport Chelsea's Antonio Conte backing Eden Hazard to put team first
Author: 0 Chelsea's Antonio Conte backing Eden Hazard to put team first

Much like in the 2014/15 season, it seems as if a late Hazard goal surge is set to fire Chelsea to the Premier League title. "The Premier League is a different competition, we know Spurs are a fantastic team and they won't be too down just because they lost one game, so it will be hard until the end".

Author: 0 NHL Predictions: Can the Penguins close out the Blue Jackets? 4/20/17

Patric Hornqvist, Ron Hainsey and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored for Pittsburgh , and Marc-Andre Fleury - pressed into service because of an injury to Matt Murray at the start of the series - had 29 saves. "But we got through it". "I think we had over 30 chances, which is just insane", Tortorella said. The 36-year-old defenseman, acquired from Carolina on February 23, is playing in the postseason for the first time in his 14-year career.

Sport Stotts: 'We'll do whatever it takes to win Game 4'
Author: 0 Stotts: 'We'll do whatever it takes to win Game 4'

The Warriors are listed as favorites at 1.32, while the home team Trail Blazers are at 3.50. bet365 Sports is offering Over/Under, Point Spread, and 15 additional pre-game markets to choose from. Bradley Beal scored 32 points, bouncing back from a dismal performance in Game 3, and John Wall had another stellar performance with 22 points and 10 assists.

Sport Seven LI high schools are in top 200 of U.S
Author: 0 Seven LI high schools are in top 200 of U.S

U.S. News ranked Edmond Memorial the second-best high school in Oklahoma for the second straight year, followed by Harding Fine Arts Academy (Oklahoma City), Norman North High School, Edison (Tulsa), Classen School of Advanced Studies (Oklahoma City), Norman High, Edmond Santa Fe, Deer Creek (Edmond) and Owasso (Tulsa).

Author: 0 Chris Gayle's thanks to friends, fans and franchise

He needed just three runs to become the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket and once he got to the mark, Gayle moved into fifth gear in next to no time. He has also scored 13226 runs in First Class cricket and 11694 runs in List A cricket. He showed no mercy on the bowlers, dispatching them out of the park on two occasions besides hitting five fours as the visitors milked 35 runs from the final two overs.

Sport Dele Alli wins PFA Young Player of the Year
Author: 0 Dele Alli wins PFA Young Player of the Year

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would be interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli this summer, according to former Barcelona star Xavi. In fact, the Lilywhites looked on course to claim a huge victory over their London rivals after a Dele Alli equaliser pushed momentum in their favour with about half an hour to go.

Author: 0 Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets in Game 5

The series returns to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Thursday night. William Karlsson and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets, but Sergei Bobrovsky stopped just 27 of 32 shots to finish a forgettable series. Columbus went 1 for 3 on the power play. Win a playoff series in five games against an opponent that earned 108 points in the regular season, and you likely have done quite a few things very well.

Sport New England Patriots Call Out The New York Times' Lack Of Context
Author: 0 New England Patriots Call Out The New York Times' Lack Of Context

According to Brady , he is unable to attend the ceremony due to some personal family matters , and if they're invited to visit the South Lawn again, he will certainly attend. One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House press before the official ceremony. That is still down considerably from the estimated 50 players who visited Obama in 2015, but that too can be explained, at least in part, by the timing of the Super Bowl (cont.

Sport Toure wants derby day tonic for faltering Manchester City
Author: 0 Toure wants derby day tonic for faltering Manchester City

Referee Craig Pawson chalked off the strike because his assistant deemed Leroy Sane's cross to the Argentinian to have drifted out of play before reaching the striker. "My loan spell ends and I'll be at City for pre-season, but I'm going to play my future by ear and see where it takes me next year". Champions League qualification is now essential to prevent the campaign being viewed as a complete failure and the stakes are high for Thursday's clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Author: 0 Sanders And Perez Try To Unite Democrats Across The Country

Sanders also said that Democrats need "a progressive agenda, to bring people into this party, to mobilize people", but it's not clear how he sees an anti-abortion candidate connecting with the Democratic party's platform of promoting women's reproductive rights.

Author: 0 La Liga Neymar out of Clasico after Barcelona lose patience

You could see the little Argentine wheeling around to the side of Real Madrid's defense. "Now, the players are better prepared on all levels and he can make the difference". Casemiro gave Real a 28th-minute lead after Sergio Ramos had hooked against the post. The lead lasted just five minutes, though, as with a handkerchief still mopping the blood from his cheek, Messi danced past Dani Carvajal and Nacho to fire home his first goal against Madrid for three years.

Sport Cleveland Browns still searching for franchise quarterback
Author: 0 Cleveland Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

So if the player regresses, the team can cut the player before the fifth year without a cost. The Browns hold two of the first 12 picks in the draft, and are one of three teams who will pick twice in round one. Chicago could have first choice of any quarterback it wants. Shanahan brought aboard Rich Scangarello to coach the quarterbacks, but he worked at Wagner College last season but spent the previous three with the Falcons .

Sport Two More Russians Disqualified for Doping
Author: 0 Two More Russians Disqualified for Doping

Chernova, 29, has already lost a 2011 world title, 2012 Olympic bronze and 2013 World Student Games gold for a retrospective positive test from the 2009 world championships. "Such a significant extension of the detection window is the obvious explanation for the unfortunately spectacular and unprecedented high number of positive cases which were revealed", the International Olympic Committee disciplinary panel said in its published judgment.

Sport Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers
Author: 0 Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Steve Kerr will definitely sit out tonight's game, and could potentially miss the rest of the playoffs. Durant had just returned from a left knee injury to play in Golden State's final three regular-season games. Energized by a raucous home crowd, Portland jumped out to an early 17-9 lead on Vonleh's dunk . STANDOUT PERFORMER: Curry, who struggled with his shot for the majority of the series, continued the hot streak he began in the fourth quarter of Game 1.

Sport Aguero and Silva train with Manchester City after Wembley harms
Author: 0 Aguero and Silva train with Manchester City after Wembley harms

It is not the first time, there have been a couple of times. "I don't know (if Jesus can play on Thursday)". Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will be a far more formidable force next season after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal left the Spaniard empty-handed for the first season in his glittering career.

Sport Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series
Author: 0 Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

Green is the first Warrior with at least 14 blocks through the first three games of a playoff series since Manute Bol had 18 against the Jazz in the 1989 First Round. After giving a shoutout to Paul George and the Indiana Pacers (who he called a "great, worthy opponent") for giving Cleveland a challenge in the first round, James extended a heartfelt and honest message for Golden State's head coach .

Sport Conte would see winning Premier title his top managerial success
Author: 0 Conte would see winning Premier title his top managerial success

Chelsea are favourites to clinch the Premier League crown in Conte's first year in charge as they are four points ahead of Tottenham with just six games to go. But, if you ask me, this season isn't the only season the Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money. They laid out more than £100m on four players: N'Golo Kante, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuayi.

Sport Conte claims Spurs bias in fixture scheduling
Author: 0 Conte claims Spurs bias in fixture scheduling

Willian played in my position and scored two goals, so they deserved to play. "A lot of people will be looking at us now waiting to see what will happen and has the momentum kind of stopped a bit, but we are focused", the 23-year-old England worldwide added.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola impressed with Sergio Aguero's response to losing his place

There's a youthful theme to Tuesday's media round-up, with the newspapers carrying stories on Manchester City youngsters Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus. "There is disappointment but not just with the result but also with our play". They have, of course, a good manager (Claude Puel) and exceptional players in all positions.

Sport Dyche backs Rooney to replace injured Ibrahimovic
Author: 0 Dyche backs Rooney to replace injured Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic suffered what appeared to be a serious knee problem in United's Europa League victory over Anderlecht, although no official news has yet been released by the club. Barring a late collapse, combined with a serious upturn in fortunes for the sides below them, Burnley will be present in the Premier League for successive seasons for the first time come next August.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs youngsters showing they can hang with Capitals stars

Toronto Maple Leafs fans watch the broadcast of the team's opening NHL hockey playoff game against the Washington Capitals , at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Instead, the Leafs came roaring back, finding an extra gear in their speed game and putting the Caps on their heels, especially in the third period, when Washington didn't register its first shot until there was 6:35 left.

Author: 0 Andy Murray produced weird outburst during Monte Carlo defeat

After the two players forced into a decisive third set, Murray built a comfortable 4-0 lead, while that was erased by the Spanish player to level at 4-4 with two conscutive breaks. Murray struggled in the ninth game, taken to deuce before finally holding and then unsuccessfully pressuring the Spaniard's serve in the next game.

Author: 0 Ramos-Vinolas beats Pouille to reach Monte Carlo final

But Goffin broke him in the eighth game and held firm on his own serve when taken to deuce in a tight 11th game. "It was maybe too much". The decision appeared to disrupt Goffin. "Then it's obvious I would like to win". "Oh, it can't be true!" says an exasperated Goffin, putting his hands on his head. Goffin could not challenge the decision due to the lack of Hawkeye technology on clay, and had to be denied a 4-2 lead.

Author: 0 Real Madrid's title credentials to be tested at Riazor

Messi took the top spot as the most-mentioned player, following his stunning brace and especially following his stoic celebration of the game-winner, in which he took off his jersey and held it in front of the Madridista crowd. He went on to add his 201st and 202nd later in the game. The result was hugely significant as anything other than three points would've meant surrendering the La Liga title.

Sport Claude Puel: 'Oriol Romeu is not far off N'Golo Kante'
Author: 0 Claude Puel: 'Oriol Romeu is not far off N'Golo Kante'

Kante has been arguably the signing of the season in the Premier League having joined Chelsea from Leicester for just £32million last summer. The midfielder is "unassuming" off the field but "a force" on it, says the London Evening Standard .

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez restores faith in footballers with handsome moment after Arsenal game

With Arsenal in danger of finishing out of the Premier League top four for the first time in 21 years, manager Arsene Wenger , on Monday made six changes to the line-up that lost last week to Crystal Palace, reports Efe. We knew we needed to win. Alexis Sanchez's superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break, before Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing's cross.

Sport Arsene Wenger denies £20m Marseille bid for Olivier Giroud
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger denies £20m Marseille bid for Olivier Giroud

With regards to the Arsenal forward, Giroud was signed from Montpellier in 2012 and has gone on to score 95 goals in 156 starts for the Gunners, while he topped the club's scoring charts last season with 24. Wenger attempted to bring in Jamie Vardy as competition for Giroud ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, but the England global opted to stay with the Foxes.

Author: 0 Leicester working to establish 'full facts' of fan disturbances in Madrid

For all Atletico's domination of possession, Leicester kept them at arm's length and restricted them to largely long-distance efforts. "We were hard done by. Spanish newspaper AS say that "although on a smaller scale" than what happened with PSV, there were still "lamentable scenes" between the English fans and the beggars.

Author: 0 Future seems bright for young Blue Jackets after turnaround

Couture's first goal was one of four power play goals San Jose scored on the night. Looking out West, they'll see three teams one loss away from elimination with some second-round match-ups already on the cusp of being set. That means there would have been the possibility of at least one full week of rest for the Penguins . The Sharks evened their series with a 7-0 win at home but the Oilers are focused on the series score rather than the lopsided game.

Author: 0 Tennis star Serena Williams announces pregnancy

Belgium's Kim Clijsters , meanwhile, won the US Open in 2009 just 18 months after giving birth to her daughter. She was already nearly two months pregnant during that historic victory over her sister Venus Williams , which saw her become the most decorated tennis player of the Open Era and her first child is due later this year.

Author: 0 Fans can attend several rallies this week for Pacers' playoff push

S*** looked like fun. James tallied 25 points, 10 boards and 7 assists while Kevin Love dropped 27. It's not like, you know, they've ever blown 26-point leads in the fourth quarter of a game or anything. The Cavaliers hold a 2-0 series lead, with Game 3 set for Thursday night in Cleveland . Every point in the game we know we've got a chance to come back.

Sport Nadal boosted by Monaco title
Author: 0 Nadal boosted by Monaco title

I have come to Monte-Carlo so many years, it's such a historic tournament. Pouille failed to duplicate the final achieved a year ago by French compatriot Gael Monfils, who lost to Nadal. In one of the most baffling calls I've seen in tennis, chair umpire Cedric Mourier made a decision to come down from his chair and look at the mark, except he looked at the wrong one, which showed a ball hitting the line.

Sport Chronic Back Pain Will Keep Steve Kerr Off Sidelines for Game 4
Author: 0 Chronic Back Pain Will Keep Steve Kerr Off Sidelines for Game 4

DeMar DeRozan , held scoreless from the floor a game earlier, struck for 33 points and nine rebounds to lead Toronto over Milwaukee 87-76. It is no surprise that, in the two games the Blazers have been competitive in this series, their backcourt duo shouldered heavy loads.

Sport Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7
Author: 0 Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7

Seven of his 10 home runs have come in five games against Cincinnati. At one point, he was hitting around.400 with 47 home runs and 140 RBI's. DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest on Saturday to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece.

Author: 0 Bruins expect Noel Acciari, Colin Miller back to lineup for Game 3

With the power play winding down, Ottawa's Kyle Turris slid a pass to Bobby Ryan for a tap in goal to give the Senators the walk-off win. John-Michael Liles assisted on two of Boston's three goals. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston . "The first few games the teams feel each other out, but as the series goes on there's a little more heat".

Sport Juventus stand firm to eliminate Barca out of Champions League
Author: 0 Juventus stand firm to eliminate Barca out of Champions League

A combination of stout defending from Juventus and imprecise finishing from Barcelona meant they could not repeat their miraculous performance that saw the Blaugrana come back against PSG in the round of 16. Bonucci was pleased with his side's defensive display and thinks the Serie A outfit proved they can compete with Europe's best. "Now we need to make another hard step to reach the final in Cardiff".

Author: 0 Toure: Let's play derby without a ref

City may have to start Kelechi Iheanacho up front on Thursday as Gabriel Jesus is still lacking fitness after 10 weeks out with a broken toe. For the first time in Pep Guardiola's managerial career, the City boss now seems likely to end a season without any silverware.