Sport Chelsea Conte in no mood to change Costa for Lukaku
Author: 0 Chelsea Conte in no mood to change Costa for Lukaku

Former Chelsea striker Lukaku is the top scorer in the Premier League this season with 24 goals and has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge but on Sunday he will be aiming to cause problems for his former side at Goodison Park.

Sport Spieth and Palmer share lead at team event in New Orleans
Author: 0 Spieth and Palmer share lead at team event in New Orleans

Why does the Zurich Classic get to be the one to mix it up and in turn, generate a pile of publicity and draw a much deeper field? The two Texans - Palmer is 17 years older than Spieth - are one of the favored teams this week. Bar a lack of course experience, negatives begin and end with putting. "He really wanted to know where I wanted the ball on the third shot, and I wanted to keep it around 100 yards, and he gave me 105".

Author: 0 Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

But it was St. Louis, with a pair of goals from Vladimir Tarasenko, the first on one of the Blues' five power-play opportunities, that came out on top to even the series 1-1. "It was a really, really nice play and a patient play". "That's not normally what he does for us". Mike Heika's prediction: Anaheim has won 15 of its last 18 games and could be getting healthier.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Koscielny a doubt for Tottenham clash

Arsenal almost went ahead in the 31st minute, but Danny Simpson was on hand to clear a goal-bound header off the line. A scrappy match appeared to be heading for a goalless stalemate until Nacho Monreal fired in a low shot into the visitors box after a spell of home pressure.

Author: 0 Mets' Cespedes limps off after injuring left hamstring

Cespedes will join a host of other Mets on the disabled list: infielders Lucas Duda , Wilmer Flores and David Wright , outfielder Brandon Nimmo and pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo . His absence is another blow to a team that has lost six straight and nine of 10, falling into last place in the NL East . Cespedes is hitting.270 with six homers and 10 RBI.

Author: 0 Marcelo saves Real Madrid after Ronaldo misses penalty against Valencia

Sporting Gijon desperately need a win on Tuesday night to keep their survival fight alive as they sit four points adrift of safety with games quickly running out. - By Tales Azzoni in Madrid. Atletico is ahead on the head-to-head tiebreaker, but its attention is split between the league and the semifinals of the Champions League.

Sport Carrick: United injuries are no excuse
Author: 0 Carrick: United injuries are no excuse

The Spain worldwide has missed the last eight games after undergoing groin surgery but said last week he hoped to play again this season. "I was about to sign with them but everything changed after that phone call". "Twenty-four matches in the Premier League is a lot". So if you can say that, it's an unfair fight. "I spoke to Martin [Atkinson] - he thinks it was a red card.

Sport 'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback
Author: 0 'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback

Following her defeat to the Russian in the last 16, Bouchard branded Sharapova "a cheater" and added "a cheater in any sport should not be allowed to play again". Unseeded Mladenovic, who had beaten world No 1 Angelique Kerber in the previous round, proved too good for Carla Suarez Navarro in her quarter-final as she prevailed 6-3, 6-2 in a match that lasted just 74 minutes.

Sport Haru Nomura shoots 65, leads LPGA Texas Shootout by one
Author: 0 Haru Nomura shoots 65, leads LPGA Texas Shootout by one

It was her third hole-in-one in LPGA tournaments. Lexi Thompson, playing in her first tournament since a rules violation cost her a likely victory in the season's first major three weeks ago, shot a 72 after birdieing three of the first five holes.

Author: 0 Fred Hoiberg said Isaiah Canaan will start again Friday

Well, after the Bulls lost Game 5 on Wednesday to fall to 3-2 to Boston in the first-round series , Hoiberg was asked if he saw Thomas "carry the ball at all" during the game. The top-seeded Celtics lead the eight-seeded Bulls 3-2 and can clinch the best-of-seven first-round series with a victory Friday night. The odd manner in which Atlanta handled the final half-minute or so of the game - not fouling Washington and then passing the ball around instead of shooting it as the clock ...

Author: 0 Cardinals take Haason Reddick with the 13th pick

Potential first-round draft picks Malik McDowell (DE, Michigan State), Haason Reddick (LB, Temple) speak Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Philadelphia . It was Arians' first head coaching job, from 1983-88. Like I said, for all this to happen in Philadelphia , it was great. "I still haven't really sat down to really reflect on it because everything is moving so fast", he said.

Author: 0 NHL playoffs: Sidney Crosby scores twice as Pens beat Caps

The Capitals, even though they were the less rested team, outplayed Pittsburgh in Game 1. Fleury made 34 saves, while the Penguins blocked 24 shots. "Marc obviously made a couple of big stops for us there", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan told reporters post-game .

Author: 0 Heavyweights Nadal and Murray advance to semi-finals at the Barcelona Open

On the other hand, Ramos-Vinolas continued his impressive run on clay this season by edging past sixth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to set up a repeat of Monte Carlo Maters R16 match with Murray. "I didn't feel so good at the start, but I played good tennis in some of the important moments". BARCELONA-Aisam and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea caused biggest upset of Barcelona Open as they beat the top seeded now world No 1 pair of Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's ...

Author: 0 Too much, too soon? - Lampard questions Guardiola's demands at Man City

He relishes churning out results in the big games, especially against a managerial rival like City's Pep Guardiola, and his approach for this one was clear and expected — defend in two blocks and strike on the counterattack using the long ball and the pace of forwards Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Author: 0 Ducks need to stop penalty parade vs. Oilers

Letestu said coach Todd McLellan's unsuccessful challenge for goaltender interference and a subsequent television time out were helpful to setting aside the shock of those goals. ET). "Moving forward we are going to be a lot better", McLellan said. Getzlaf first scored on power play, 37 seconds after the faceoff that kicked off the second period.

Author: 0 National Football League draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Markman added that while the later rounds allow for ESPN's team to catch its breath and go deeper on teams and their picks, the first two days are "as hectic as anything I'm involved with the rest of the year". "All through the process - in fact in December, Joe and I had a moment when he came to my office and started raving about Derek Barnett ", Roseman said.

Sport Manchester United drumbeat booms for flagging Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Manchester United drumbeat booms for flagging Pep Guardiola

The Manchester derby was once his favourite stage but he was restricted to a brief jog up the touchline at the Etihad Stadium , where he was an unused substitute. But you look at the end goal and keep fighting every day, keep trying to get better and better, and push yourself. Mourinho also revealed that Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera are fit and ready for selection, but Pogba is definitely out.

Sport Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft
Author: 0 Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

This despite having three first-round picks. Leading up to the draft , questions were floating left and right about whether or not this quarterback class would be respected when all was said and done. The Browns also have the No. 12 pick in the first round and the No. 33 and No. 52 overall picks. With the No. 25 pick, the team added safety Jabrill Peppers.

Author: 0 McMullen | Lame-duck status helped Raiders roll the dice with Conley

It appears that while the pick is controversial and the allegations still loom, Conley is widely considered a fine young man by those who drafted him. "I haven't spoken to a lot of my peers, but that doesn't matter", McKenzie said. The Raiders went 3-13 in Carr's first year, 7-9 in 2015 and 12-4 last season, including the team's first postseason berth since 2002.

Sport LeBron James Says His Body Feels Worse When He's Resting
Author: 0 LeBron James Says His Body Feels Worse When He's Resting

With the first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers being completed with a 106-102 win Sunday, the Cavaliers will wait until Monday, May 1 to host the victor of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks series in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena.

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Boston Celtics vs

The Bulls hope to extend the series to a seventh game when they host Game 6 in Chicago on Friday (Saturday AM in Manila), but the odds of advancing to the second round appear bleak. "Hey, Jimmy, ain't no hot water, bro", Bulls guard Dwyane Wade yelled as he made his way to his locker. If we would have talked mid-season that they would be hanging in there with a one seed in the playoffs I would have said you are insane.

Author: 0 Robbie Williams backs Anthony Joshua in crunch boxing match

That was 10lbs lighter than Joshua and Klitschko's lightest since defeating Ruslan Chagaev in 2009. Anthony Joshua weighed a career-heaviest 17st 12lbs 10oz as he dismissed as a "lie" challenger Wladimir Klitschko's claim the reason their Wembley Stadium fight is so big is because of him.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton: "There's still everything to play for"

But it was the German, and his resurgent Ferrari team, who appeared on course to strengthen their grip on the new championship after a dominant display at the Sochi Autodrom . "We're trying to get the auto to the optimum balance-wise and today's generally been a tricky day". Good work from Force India's Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, in ninth and 10.

Author: 0 Bucks confident for Game 5 in Toronto

Kyle Lowry , although tentative at times , scored 18 points (8-for-17 from the field, 2-for-8 from deep, and not a single free throw even attempted), while adding four boards, four assists, a steal, and a block, and matching DeRozan's plus-minus of +15.

Author: 0 Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer drafted by Browns in 2nd round

He's the first player drafted from Charlotte, which is in its second year at the FBS level. Kizer, who was in attendance for the draft in Philly on Thursday night, was not in attendance at the draft on Friday. Brees has led the National Football League in passing yards in five of the last six seasons. Eight picks before Watson, the Rams finally got in the game at No.

Author: 0 Tennessee's Derek Barnett Thankful for Road Leading to NFL Draft

However, in order to snag their QB at number two in the first round, the Bears gave up their 2017 first round pick and selections in the second (No. He fits our scheme. We fits the culture we're trying to build. "We were fortunate in that other teams were interested so it got pretty productive". The Bears did see him at the combine and at his pro day.

Author: 0 Bears trade up, take QB Mitch Trubisky with No. 2 pick

Actually, the Browns made the safe and possibly superlative choice with defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M, a physical freak whom the stopwatch and weight room boys considered the consensus No. Though the 6-0, 228-pound Mixon has been highly productive and runs a 4.38 40, he's unlikely to come off the board in the first round because he punched a woman in the face, shattering her jaw at Oklahoma.

Author: 0 Mitchell Trubisky: Mike Glennon is still the Bears' starter

He partially couldn't believe it because, as the Chicago Tribune noted , Trubisky said he had nearly no contact with the franchise after the combine. Trubisky comes to the Bears after only starting one season at North Carolina. "The competitor in you definitely wants to play right away", he said.

Sport Watch NBA Basketball Playoff
Author: 0 Watch NBA Basketball Playoff

Playing as point guard, Ingles dished out 11 assists and sunk two late three-pointers as the Jazz came from behind to win 105-98 in Salt Lake City on Sunday, squaring the western conference first-round series at 2-2. Marreese Speights started in place of Griffin. "I thought that was a big turning point of the game". We go to him in the post, and we cut and move off him.

Author: 0 Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of NFL draft

The Cowboys are one of 14 cities that have bid to host next year's draft, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said, and are among the favorites to land it. All in the City of Brotherly Love, so it only made sense that brothers Larence and Bill Kirby meet up and enjoy it together. The gun-slinging Mahomes has a ton of upside, but needs polish.

Sport Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft
Author: 0 Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft

Three quarterbacks - Trubisky, Pat Mahomes to Kansas City at 10, Deshaun Watson to Houston at 12 - were taken in span of the first 12 picks, this from what was widely rated a mediocre quarterback class. "Can't wait to grind every single day for that team, the fans, for everybody there", McCaffrey said. He ran a record 4.2 in the 40 at the scouting combine.

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Maple Leafs in overtime

Saturday's Game 2 was a seesaw thrill ride that featured a few lead changes, and many opportunities for both sides to win it late in regulation and in the almost 32 minutes of overtime hockey that followed. Don Cherry doesn't understand what all the fuss is about over Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Nikita Zaitsev . Matthews would score nine seconds after the second one to cut a 2-0 deficit in half.

Author: 0 Gianfranco Zola resigns as Birmingham boss

Redknapp was due to meet his new squad for the first time on Wednesday, but the former West Ham, Southampton and Portsmouth manager doesn't have long to settle in. I got home and my wife said: "'Are you mad?"' They have won two out 22. Redknapp, 70, took charge of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers past year, and also worked as an advisor to Derby County last season.

Author: 0 Eagles Select Derek Barnett With 14th Pick

Miami holds the 22nd pick in the second round, which correlates to the 54th overall selection, and should be looking to back up a first-round defensive end selection, having grabbed Missouri's Charles Harris . The Bears are counting on a quantum leap in 2017 - is it too much to ask for something similar to the jump the Falcons' Vic Beasley made a year ago - from four sacks as a rookie to 15½? Trubisky, too, was unable to beat out Marquise Williams for North Carolina's starting quarterback ...

Author: 0 France's Macron urges "morally weak" rivals to unite against Le Pen

During the bruising campaign, Le Pen has attempted to wear down lingering resistance to her National Front party's tainted brand by portraying her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron as an elitist money man. Herve Le Bras, a veteran sociologist and expert on the far-right in France, says conservative voters, particularly the elderly, are still wary of the FN which they view as too radical.

Sport Marshawn Lynch and Raiders agree to deal
Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch and Raiders agree to deal

The Seattle Seahawks are set to trade Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are offering one-third of that, but Lynch Is demanding no less than half, according to the report . The Raiders have been in talks with Lynch for more than a month as the former Oakland Tech High star contemplated returning to the National Football League after sitting out the 2016 season.

Author: 0 Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bulls covered the spread in Games 1 and 2 by 10.5 points and 21.5 points, winning outright as underdogs both times .

Author: 0 Raina wins toss, elects to bat against Mumbai Indians

Raina although had scored an unbeaten 34 facing 30 balls, was seen in some amount of pain while batting as he had hurt his shoulder earlier during fielding. Ditto for McCullum . The former New Zealand captain too would be eager to play a key role in changing the fortunes of his team , which is under pressure.

Sport Twitter Reaction to Minnesota Vikings 2nd, 3rd Round Draft Picks
Author: 0 Twitter Reaction to Minnesota Vikings 2nd, 3rd Round Draft Picks

This is my job now, and I love the game", Cook said. "When they called me they said, 'Are you ready to be a Minnesota Viking?' I said 'Let's make it happen.' I'm really excited to be a Viking ". Cook, 21, fell out of the first round despite being one of the best running back prospects available in the draft. "I think that's what makes the draft so unique, is because it's so unpredictable", Spielman said.

Sport RCB restricts Pune to 157 for 3
Author: 0 RCB restricts Pune to 157 for 3

As we all know in this IPL RCB is playing too bad and due to RPS is playing moderately well so it is likely to display that perhaps RPS will emerge as the victor in today's match. Of all eight teams, Rising Pune Supergiant have the second-worst performance in the death overs, conceding close to 12 runs per over on an average.

Sport Cowboys take CB Chidobe Awuzie in round two
Author: 0 Cowboys take CB Chidobe Awuzie in round two

The Cowboys get lucky and they snag the top safety left. The Cowboys had the 92nd overall pick in the third round later Friday. However, Tony Romo would suffer a back injury and never start another game for the Dallas Cowboys, of course, and the new face of the franchise - the second-year quarterback Dak Prescott, a 2016 fourth-round draft pick - is the future of the franchise at center.

Sport Hurricanes scoop up Scott Darling's rights from Blackhawks
Author: 0 Hurricanes scoop up Scott Darling's rights from Blackhawks

They have one pick in the first, second, third, fourth and seventh rounds, three in the fifth round and two in the sixth round. "Scott had a very successful season in Chicago and was a big part of the Blackhawks finishing with the best record in the Western Conference", Francis said in the team's official press release .

Sport Bayern's Neuer could miss rest of season with foot injury
Author: 0 Bayern's Neuer could miss rest of season with foot injury

Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal of the night, which gave Real Madrid a 3-2 advantage in the tie was scored from a clear offside position, reports Xinhua news agency. The result of the match certainly did not sit well with Bayern, as Real Madrid's second and third goals were said to be offside. We felt it a lot and you start to wonder a bit.

Sport Browns cut tight end Gary Barnidge in surprise move
Author: 0 Browns cut tight end Gary Barnidge in surprise move

In addition to having good speed, Njoku has the ability to go up and get the ball. And, Njoku did stuff like jump over defenders on his way to the endzone. "I think that really helped me". Njoku joins Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow Jr. and Greg Olsen as Miami tight ends selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2000.

Sport Two Wisconsin natives chosen in Round 1 of NFL Draft
Author: 0 Two Wisconsin natives chosen in Round 1 of NFL Draft

Heck yea! I think I found my day one! The Steelers selected Wisconsin Badgers linebacker T.J. He has certainly stood out to National Football League executives after getting 63 tackles, including 15½ for losses, and 11½ sacks in 2016, his only season as a starter.

Sport NFL Draft Report: Bears auctioned against themselves to move up for Trubisky
Author: 0 NFL Draft Report: Bears auctioned against themselves to move up for Trubisky

Not so much of the actual guy they picked, the Chicago Bears really needed to get a long-term QB and I would have been fine if they picked him at three, but they traded up to get the pick. "It's all handled!" That's a comforting thought right now, but at some point Trubisky will have to get on the field and actually be the player the Bears paid so much for.

Author: 0 Home Tennis Andy Murray labors, Rafael Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open semis

Rafael Nadal, a 10-time victor in Barcelona, joined Murray in the last four courtesy of a 7-6 (7-1) 6-2 win over Korean qualifier Hyeon Chung . It was Nadal's 50th victory at the tournament he has won nine times and the Mallorcan never looked in danger against the world No.66, forcing 10 break points throughout the match .

Sport Patriots Decline To Talk Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Browns At Draft
Author: 0 Patriots Decline To Talk Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Browns At Draft

Rivers ended his Penguins career a two-time All-American, the all-time leader in sacks with 41, 19 more than the previous record. He weighed in at just 302 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine and "consistently (played) below 300 pounds" during his college career, according to his official draft profile on

Sport Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP
Author: 0 Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP

Sharapova has also received wildcards for upcoming tournaments in Madrid and Rome, angering some players who say a doping offender should start from the lower-tier tournaments and earn back ranking points instead. "I don't feel nervous at all about facing her. It's so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way". She is fresh, she's producing some great tennis.

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