The. Then came that glorious day in 2004 when Dale Jr. conquered the Daytona 500 exactly six years to the day after his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his first and only Daytona 500 in 1998. "He has a tremendous sense of the history of NASCAR and, while he shares his father's name, Dale has made a name for himself with his accomplishments in racing", said Jeff Gordon, former teammate at Hendrick and once one of Dale Earnhardt's biggest rivals.
Ramos as reckless as everRamos left the field pointing accusingly at Spanish global teammate and Barca defender Gerard Pique after being shown the 22nd red card of his career. In the second minute of injury time, Jordi Alba squared to him in the box, and he did the rest, firing past Keylor Navas to secure Barcelona a 3-2 win to blow open the title race.
The Belgium playmaker made a decisive impact as a substitute as Chelsea beat Tottenham 4-2 in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. The Denmark worldwide believes the trip to west London will arguably be Southampton's "toughest" game of the season, but sees no reason why Claude Puel's side can not spring a surprise.
Preseason predictions from most had Newcastle romping away with the league, and bookmakers were offering odds on 100-point and even record-breaking seasons . I don't know if anyone would have blamed him if he had skipped town following their demotion last spring, but right from the start he said he was determined to stick with the team and return them to the Premier League .
Lundqvist kept the game scoreless in the first period, as he made several point-blank stops among his 10 saves during the opening 20 minutes while Price only had to make six saves. The Rangers still led the Canadiens in hits in Game 4. "We look forward to playing in front of our own fans", Lundqvist said to the New York Daily News.
It was reported that the Cleveland Browns may offer the Patriots the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft for Garoppolo. The New England Patriots and their fans will never forget Malcolm Butler and his crucial plays on two Super Bowl winning teams, but it's time to let him go.
Political leaders from France's two shocked mainstream parties on the right and left have endorsed Mr Macron, including the unpopular outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande and defeated conservative candidate Francois Fillon. European Union lawmakers have already sanctioned Ms Le Pen for misspending European Union funds and her monthly salary has been slashed by half. "Tonight, I am not the president of the National Front, I am the presidential candidate, the one who wants to gather ...
It didn't help that the Jays have a history with Basner, who last season tossed third baseman Josh Donaldson for some phantom comments that were actually directed at the opposition dugout. "What we basically go by is if the batter is reasonably ready", crew chief Alfonzo Marquez said of the third inning-incident with Angel Kole Calhoun at the plate.
On Tuesday, reports surfaced about Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley being accused of raping a woman in a Cleveland hotel earlier this month. She met Conley while out with friends that same night, but made a decision to go back to Conley's room after leaving friends.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has described Barcelona's Champions League defeat to Juventus as a "painful night" for the club. "It was a hard first half, very similar to the one in Paris and the second was much better", Luis Enrique said, per ESPN FC .
Nadal who is going to be playing in his fourth final in 2017 will be keen to avoid another defeat at this stage of the tournament as he looks to win his first title of the year. Rafael Nadal's seemingly unstoppable march towards a 10th Monte-Carlo Masters title continued on Saturday as he defeated David Goffin 6-3, 6-1 - although the victory was marred by a moment of controversy involving the chair umpire.
The setback suffered at Old Trafford on Thursday is a huge blow for Ibrahimovic who was targeting the Europa League Final in his native Stockholm, Sweden, to end his glorious debut season with United. Jose Mourinho has been without Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones but the recent injury to Ibrahimovic means a chunk of his first team players are unavailable.
The Grizzlies committed just five turnovers while cashing 12 San Antonio turnovers for 13 points. After the game, Fizdale even said that he's "taking suggestions" on how they should guard Leonard moving forward. Beal, in particular, had a miserable night after averaging 26.5 points in the first two games. Mike Conley carried the Grizzlies all game. He finished with a career playoff high of 35 points.
Utah evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. The Clippers never led again after controlling the game for most of the night. Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday in Los Angeles. "We just got to make it tougher". Over the course of an average 24 minutes of action per game, Rivers averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea s latest win reaffirmed the status of Conte s side as England s team to beat. And Conte said: 'I think that we passed a big, big step. Former Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu bundled in an equaliser for Saints before Gary Cahill headed the title pace-setters back in front right on half-time, a moment that effectively decided the destination of the points.
Kennedy's lawyer, Larry Army Jr ., confirmed that one of the letters assumed to be penned by Hernandez before taking his life was addressed to his client. Following the services, Hernandez's body will be cremated , reports The Washington Post . Cause of death? Suicide. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd when he was found hanged in his prison cell Wednesday.
The injury isn't considered to be serious, though the Warriors could choose to be extra cautious since they have a comfortable lead over Portland. The Warriors advance to the conference semifinals and will face the victor of the Jazz-Clippers series now tied at two games apiece.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Monday at his annual pre-draft press conference that the team is taking a wait-and-see approach to whether Lynch will agree to a deal with Oakland. Now a decade after this fateful night, PointAfter - a sports visualization site from Graphiq - re-picked the first round of the 2007 draft to make up for the mistakes of the Raiders and several other franchises that misfired on that night.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare felt the decision was a "guess" from referee Jonas Eriksson. We prepare for the next game. Shakespeare said: 'I've just told Wes in there that when we get back to the hotel, he's getting his kit on, going to the gym and making sure he does a session.
Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, the stud defenseman will miss the remainder of the National Hockey League playoffs with a facial fracture he suffered in the third period of Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Louis. Jake Guentzel added a goal and an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Penguins turned things around in the second period, managing the puck better and forcing the Blue Jackets to chase.
Instead, Kante topped the PFA poll ahead of Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard, the 2015 recipient and a quartet of strikers: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tottenham's Harry Kane.
Back then, it was overaged defenseman Dakota Mermis and shutdown center Cole Cassels taking away his time and space. He returned to the lineup for the playoffs wearing a cage, but by his own admission has been rusty. Even if both play in Game 1 , will they be close to 100 percent? That's a playoff mystery, but certainly works to the Oilers' advantage. "He was a physical presence, scored a huge goal for us".
Now a famed director, then-teen Happy Days co-star Ron Howard took to Twitter , saying, "Such sad sad news". The sheriff's department of Harrison County, Indiana said in a statement that they received a 911 call about an unresponsive woman Saturday night.
Brooklyn (20-62) finished with the worst record in the National Basketball Association and the fourth-most losses in franchise history. Paul George tallied 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 19 points and seven assists before rolling his left ankle late in the fourth quarter, leading in to a playoff-clinching victory over Atlanta.
There was no injury announcement after he was removed from the game, but afterward, manager Scott Servais said the right-hander was dealing with stiffness. Hernandez is 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 15 starts versus Detroit but struggles with Victor Martinez (9-for-25, home run, six walks). It was the most runs for Detroit in an inning since a nine-run fifth at Texas on September 17, 2008.
The Olympic gold medalist defended his crown against Dominic Breazeale and Eic Molina. "You have to beat several big-name fighters", De La Hoya insisted. "You don't want to fight with Anthony up close". "I walked to the ring and my brother looked at me, and when I fought Tomasz Adamek I knew for a sure thing, on the Tuesday before the fight I said "I'm not going to win this fight, damn".
Matteo Darmian has tipped his Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford to become "one of the most important players in the world", once he fulfils his incredible potential. The win extends fifth-placed United's unbeaten league run to 22 games and keeps them in the hunt for a Champions League spot with Mourinho seeing signs of progress from his squad.
Here's the Salt Lake Tribune reporting: The Jazz are looking at you, Rodney Hood. This was a must-win game for the Clippers. They poured in 60 points in the paint, including an 18-point, 15-rebound night from DeAndre Jordan. The three-point shot kept the Jazz in the game, as they shot 40 percent from distance. Raptors: Ibaka started despite a sore left ankle sustained when he stepped on Antetokounmpo's foot in the third quarter of Game 1 .
Australia's Joe Ingles could have been channelling club legend John Stockton as he changed roles and sparked the Utah Jazz to a National Basketball Association playoff series-levelling win over the Los Angeles Clippers. And perhaps most notably, as I mentioned in my preview of this playoff series, Rivers' stats against the Jazz took an incredible jump during the regular season.
Russell Westbrook finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for his third consecutive triple-double in the series. The Thunder have been appreciably worse with Westbrook and other key starters out, and it's fair to ask any player if that's an area where things have to change in order to prolong and win the series.
Chelsea were third in Premier League spending last summer but will point to their significantly smaller net spend, given they received big fees for players including £60m for Oscar in the last 12 months. The Blues came out the blocks flying and took the lead within the opening five minutes, Diego Costa being played through before turning the ball across for Eden Hazard, who made no mistake to fire home.
Wenger added on the value of keeping a player whose contract is running down: "You amortise [gradually pay off] a transfer during the length of the contract". Wednesday Premier League match preview featuring Arsenal v Leicester The England global left Wembley on crutches after sustaining a foot injury during Arsenal's FA Cup win.
N'Golo Kante has been named the PFA Players' Player of the Entire Year following a formidable introduction season at Chelsea, while Dele Alli of Tottenham has kept the Young Player of the Year award. Kante's former teammate at Leicester City Riyad Mahrez was the award victor past year. Asked the secret to his success, he added: "A desire to improve, to work, to work for the team, to win every time ".
I was six years old when Jackie Robinson made his last public appearance at the 1972 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland A's. Tomorrow's statue will be revealed in the left field reserve plaza. Players shared their individual thoughts, feelings and thanks in honor of the Hall of Famer, who broke into the major leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers and helped pave the way for African-American and Latino players to enter the league.
It, specifically, has dominated Houston , and though it's current postseason average (outscoring the Rockets by 18.7 points per 100 possessions over the first four games) is over far too small a sample to project, it does say something: The Thunder have had success with the starters - and not with much else.
The Chelsea and France midfield sensation is on course to be the first player to win back-to-back Premier League titles with two different clubs. Kante also played a huge role, with the new PFA Players' player of the year his usual imperious self in the heart of midfield during the Premier League clash.
What time does Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko start and where can I watch the fight? "You have to fight in different countries to break down different markets, whether it's Africa, the Middle East or America". If you deep down soul search and look at his resume, you'll get your answer. I don't think so... There's no comparison. Wladimir moves a lot better than Joshua, which is understandable.
The right-handed starter will oppose Washington's Joe Ross . Overall, this was the ninth cycle in Expos/Nationals history. ARLINGTON, Texas - Minnesota scored seven runs in the fifth as it defeated Texas for the seventh time in the last eight meetings dating to last season.
Philippe Coutinho put Liverpool ahead in the 24th minute with a curling free kick from 25 meters (yards), and spurned a number of opportunities early in the second half before Benteke struck for the second time. "If we want to go to the Champions League we have to win our final games". "I think when you talk about possession Liverpool had a huge amount but chances on goal we were right up there with Liverpool and we were more clinical".
The win put Antonio Conte's team seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs, who are at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. We are building something important. The first season we arrived we got 35 players and we started to rebuild the team during the season. "We must be ready and to prepare for the next game as we look at ourselves and not the others".
Bale, 27, came off after 39 minutes in Sunday's El Clasico defeat by Barcelona. "His recovery will continue to be assessed", the Guardian quoted Madrid as saying. Before losing El Clasico, Los Blancos had been on an impressive run, which included knocking Bayern Munich and former boss Carlo Ancelotti out of the Champions League.
City, however, will be looking for a home repeat of the 2-1 win they recorded at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture. 'So I could never demand more from him. The Red Devils have already lifted the EFL Cup this season and remain on track to win the Europa League , progressing through to the semi-final stage where they will meet Celta Vigo next month.
Earnhardt thanked his wife, Amy, for her support throughout his career, specifically during his recovery from concussions previous year, as well as his mother, Brenda Jackson, at the press conference. Earnhardt does plan to race in two NASCAR Xfinity Series races next year and will continue to run that team from the ground floor. Reflecting on what will be 19 seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he reaffirmed his love for his supporters, known as Junior Nation.
Messi's late intervention moves Barca top with both sides locked on 75 points. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale holds his leg after getting injured during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona , dubbed " el clasico ", at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 23, 2017 .
Waiting for the victor of this series will be either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Utah Jazz who are tied up at 2 in their first round. The 45 points set a franchise playoff record for most points in a first quarter and tied the National Basketball Association playoff record for points in a first quarter.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook notched his third straight triple-double during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Houston Rockets , racking up 35 points, 14 boards, 14 dimes, three triples, three steals, one block and five turnovers in 39 minutes.
The Dutch internationalist moved from Celtic to Southampton at the end of the 2014-15 season for a fee of around £13million and was been described as the best central defender in the English top division before picking up an ankle injury which sidelined him for the League Cup Final defeat to Manchester United.
Tony Parker added 22 points for the Spurs two nights after he didn't score and wasn't credited with an assist in San Antonio's Game 3 loss. While Gasol had the final bucket, the game was dominated by Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard.
I'm yelling". On Tuesday night, Frazier also made plenty of noise with his bat. Chicago (10-9), which beat the Royals 12-1 on Monday, won its third game in a row and has totaled 28 after scoring once in three straight losses. Tim Anderson reached second on a throwing error by Moustakas at third base in the bottom half, stole third and scored the go-ahead run on Jose Abreu's single.
I think that alone is enough to push the Clippers past the Jazz in this playoff series. He's also looking for the 10th sweep of his career and he's coming off a 41-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist masterpiece as the Cavs pulled off an NBA-playoff-record rally from 25 points down at halftime to win Game 3 on Thursday night.