Capsule: The Final Four is set. Gonzaga's strength lies in their massive frontline, which poses a matchup nightmare for nearly any opponent. Three pointers nearly always matter. The Tar Heels? Well, they've now got five times more Final Four appearances than the other three schools combined. This coupled with their dominating post presence gives the team a potent inside-outside combination.
West Region: No. 1 seed Gonzaga vs. This is what it looks like when you've never been there. Malik Monk set a record for a Kentucky freshman with 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer taken against his coach's wishes, to lift the Wildcats to a 103-100 win over North Carolina .
They must mesh quickly with another highly touted recruiting class that at first glance could be the closest thing to rebuilding Calipari has faced since arriving at Kentucky in 2009. After all, the Tar Heels also had Final Four experience, having advanced to last year's national championship game. Recounting the Gamecocks' 40-33 halftime deficit against the Gators, South Carolina star Sindarius Thornwell said: "We knew when we went in at halftime we've been in that situation before".
While three games in three nights is not unheard of in hockey - in fact it is commonplace in the minor leagues and the junior ranks - in the NHL it is outlawed by the CBA between the owners and players. You better come every day like you are trying to earn this jersey and our guys understand that and they have done a good job of it". After being handed the starting goaltending job with the trade of Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings three days before the trade deadline, Andrei Vasilevskiy ...
Los Angeles Superior Court agreed that the three trustees are obligated to do everything in their power to ensure that Jeanie Buss remains the head of the Lakers board of directors and the controlling owner for life. "Jeanie will run the team, just as Dr. Buss (late owner Jerry Buss) always intended", her attorney, Adam Streisand, wrote in an email". "Jeanie is captain of the ship", Janie Buss told ESPN .
The 18-year-old is having a memorable breakout season as he has bagged 19 goals and 11 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions and has attracted the interest of various clubs from around Europe with his performances. But my word, he is good. "He plays very well and it is very hard to find a striker like him". We talk about players, "He is quick, he is strong, he can jump high".
Prior to this, British bookmakers such as Bet365 were expected to lower the odds to fall on Sunday. A gloom has hovered over Maranello for a number of seasons and it seemed at its most thick previous year as Vettel and Raikkonen failed to win a race amid reports of disharmony in the team garage.
Despite his personal performance, Alonso hilariously called the McLaren a last-place vehicle, shoveling shame on Honda's still struggling race department. "It's going to be a very, very hard slog this season". Mercedes beaten. Ferrari victorious. This time, they left no stone unturned. Like Hamilton , Bottas admitted Mercedes has to do some work on tyre usage.
England now top Group F, having won three and drawn one of their four qualifying matches so far as they bid to reach Russian Federation 2018 under Gareth Southgate, Hodgson's successor. "Of course you can't win things with just kids and inexperience and it is great to have someone like that around the camp", Lallana told Press Association Sport.
He was also able to oust Gary Cahill from starting side. "My aim is to succeed at Chelsea ". Kurt Zouma joined Chelsea in 2014. "I've not talked about my future with Antonio Conte". With that unlikely to be achieved this season, there have been signs the tireless midfielder could have a change of heart in the summer, with a few "we will see later" soundbites being dropped in interviews about his future.
It's nearly fight time. WBC champion Mikey Garcia is about to turn 30. Sporting stitches above his left eye, Crolla told reporters that in the third round against Linares , he had aggravated a rib injury picked up in training, with trainer Joe Gallagher nodding when his fighter was asked if the rib was broken.
Here are the betting lines for the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. This is not the Final Four you expected either. So, absolutely, this is a surprising Final Four - even though it's a Final four featuring three league champions and two No.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft did a Q&A on Monday with reporters, and it seems his franchise quarterback is feeling pretty good almost two months out from his fifth Super Bowl victory. And the Patriots don't want to trade Butler because they hold the majority of the leverage. King was shy to say much more on the topic, saying the case of the ring stepped too close "to the whole Russian connection".
The Bulldogs' 19th straight NCAA appearance induced their third Elite Eight, and they finally jumped the last hurdle by dominating both sides of the ball against the game Musketeers (24-14). Jordan Bell , a junior forward, pulled off 13 rebounds and eight blocks. But Oregon has played as well as any team in the tournament and silenced - literally - two of the hottest teams in MI and Kansas.
With any luck, I'll have better results with the knockout stages than I did with group play. "I like my chances". Tanihara previously defeated Paul Casey and Ross Fisher in the knockout rounds before losing to Dustin Johnson in the semifinals.
Injured Warriors' forward Kevin Durant watches the player introductions and some fireworks before the Kings game. On March 1, the Warriors announced Durant would be out "indefinitely" with "no timetable for his return". The Warriors are on a five-game winning streak, though only one of those victories has come against a team with a record above.500. To make things more hard, the Warriors are also fighting for the top seed in the Western Conference, as the San Antonio Spurs sit just 2.5 ...
These properties then end up getting mentioned in the media and entry is suddenly more desirable with the allure of maybe , possibly being able to run into the president of the United States. Trump returned to the club at 11:04 a.m. on Sunday, though this time he departed after less than an hour. Trump then returned to his Virginia golf course on Sunday morning.
Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann has once again reiterated his desire to stay in Spain, regardless of his manager Diego Simone's recent comments which seemed to hint that an exit was possible. So far this season Griezmann has hit the net 22 times across all competitions, while Gameiro has scored 14. The 29-year-old striker added: "He teaches you a must-win mentality".
Kaepernick's net value given his baggage. As the son of a sergeant major in the US army, I don't agree with the way Colin Kaepernick protested that. And to a man, they said , "I don't agree with it but I fight for this country so he can do that".
Things didn't get better in the second quarter. New Orleans shot 50 percent from the field and led by as many as 35 points. With Portland playing at the Los Angeles Lakers late Sunday, the Nuggets were staring at the likely prospect of falling into a tie with the Trail Blazers in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.The Nuggets, who haven't made the playoffs since 2013, begin a five-game road trip at Portland on Tuesday.
The injury is a huge blow to Everton who will have to do without their key man for their charge towards European qualification. Coleman is paid £50,000-a-week (about $63,000), according to The Times , which would see Federation Internationale de Football Association cover at least £1.2 million should the 28-year-old be sidelined for six months.
A boxing ring is a slightly more simplified environment in that the fighter knows that the damage is going to come from their opponents' fists. So if it seems, Mayweather is trying to throw a little cold water on the matchup, don't read too much into those words.
He's coming into this game with a "why not us" attitude, and a chip on his shoulder. The Bears used a 10-0 spurt to get within 49-38 with 10:41 to play, but would get no closer the rest of the way. 2 seed Duke in the East Regional. No. 3 Baylor vs. Baylor missed 11 of its first 14 shots, but only trailed 11-9. SC was on point defensively, and more keyed in from the start than Baylor.
Clearly, he knows his game and is extremely well managed, so if DJ thinks it's best to play, so be it. "I like my chances". Johnson defeated Hideto Tanihara in another close match earlier in the semifinals while Rahm took down Bill Haas, the third-place victor.
It gave the long-hitting Johnson three PGA Tour victories in a row, two of them being coveted WGC events. Tiger Woods became the first man to win all four WGCs in 2003 when he won the Match Play, however the World Cup of Golf was then a WGC, it now isn't.
That guarantees at least one SEC team in the Final Four for the fifth time in the last seven years. The Elite Eight also includes SC - a No. 7 seed that has a great argument as the NCAA selection committee's "Most Wrongly Seeded Team". "Oh, I'm just proud of him, very proud mother", Patti Figger who is the mother of Matt Figger who is an Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the University of South Carolina Men's Basketball team said .
With former Olympic champion Chris Boardman originally leading the way, British Cycling has attempted to gain an advantage over its competitors by developing advances in bike technology and other equipment. Wiggins then added: "In some ways it's nearly a bit disrespectful for these people to come along and say, 'Yeah, it's because we made him sleep on this certain pillow, or he drank this certain drink before this race".
The newspaper is citing a report coming from Spanish outlet Sport that claims United have made it clear they are ready to activate a €200m (£173m) release clause that's written in to Neymar's contract. I like the playing style and the teams. The Red Devils now sit in 5th place, 4 points behind fourth-placed Liverpool who have played two more games than Jose Mourinho's side.
Making things even sweeter for Boeser, who grew up just south of the Twin Cities, is that his first National Hockey League goal came against his hometown team, the Minnesota Wild. (He turned 20 last month.) Yesterday, he was playing for the University of North Dakota. "He's a scorer", Benning said after drafting Boeser. "Everyone has been so supportive for me throughout my whole career".
Were it not for Fox and his backcourt partner Malik Monk, Kentucky's offense wouldn't have been much better. Fox opened the game with this midrange jumper/floater. At 6-foot-3 and 187 pounds, Fox boasts a combination of size and speed that makes him a matchup nightmare. Though he had his moments, Ball did not have a great game.
The match schedule has been created following a thorough analysis of players' health, competition format, team movements, weather, local festivities, geography and other factors. It will be also the first time an Indian team will play in a Federation Internationale de Football Association competition. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director of the LOC FIFA U-17 World Cup, informed that the Prime Minister's Office was watching the preparations for the event.
It's a double break, but it has been pinned up now and screwed in. 'I know the doctors and surgeons are all very, very pleased with the way the operation has gone and now it's time for recuperation. Derby's Cyrus Christie replaced Coleman on Friday evening but, handed a chance to stake his claim for the right-back spot in the skipper's absence, admitted he also found it hard to deal with psychologically.
This is not the time for that. In the earlier game, Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded SC cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss. I ask him if he has watched clips of old-timers. Leaf and Issac Hamilton led the Bruins with 17 points each, followed by Bryce Alford with 13 and Ball with 10.
The blow so early in Trump's term has heightened worries about the chances of economy-boosting steps being enacted, such as tax reforms and big spending packages. The euro reached $1.0874, its highest since December 8. Traders said the market was divided on what the failure of Trump's healthcare bill meant for the outlook for US tax cuts and infrastructure spending.
The Rockets were paced by 31 points (on 11 of 15 shooting and seven of eight from beyond the arc) off the bench from Lou Williams, and got 24 points apiece from Tervoir Ariza (9/11 FG, 6/8 3PT) and Eric Gordon (7/13 FG, 4/9 3PT). Thunder: Victor Oladipo finished with 15 points. Suns guard Devin Booker, who became the sixth player in National Basketball Association history to score 70 points in a loss on Saturday night to the Boston Celtics, got off to a slow start but finished with 23 points ...
Once upon a time , Alex English said, the iron of the basketball rim had the same magnetism for boys in his neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, as the iron of the football goal posts. They're well-coached. I don't know if we are or not, but we'll see. Sports' Nicole Auerbach breaks down what you need to know ahead of the NCAA tournament's second weekend.
The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Hazard is planning to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer and that Chelsea are set to reward the playmaker with a new and improved contract. [.] Blues director Marina Granovskaia is said to have told the winger that they wouldn't reject a future advance from Madrid out of hand, and are thus making fresh moves to keep the man who stuck around during a awful spell for both club and player last season.
That was high praise, and Dustin Johnson keeps backing it up. He made it tougher than it needed to be. One of Johnson's greatest strengths - along with his long, supple swing that generates his vast power - is not letting regrets cloud his thinking.
Jordan Bell of the Oregon Ducks with an iconic dunk as Kansas players look on. "Personally, I didn't know where this program could go", said Dozier, who grew up in Columbia and kept a watchful eye on his hometown school. SC won't back down. Coach John Calipari begs to differ. It's a cliche that's not always true. Yet the Gamecocks will be facing another Final Four virgin (No.
For five days, Rahm thrilled the crowds at Austin Country Club with his power, his go-for-broke style and a jeweler's touch around the greens. After Tanihara's ace, Haas went about his business, won the next two holes to regain momentum and then closed it out with a birdie on 17.
Their opponent, South Carolina, has the second-best defense in the country. Gonzaga knocked off Xavier 83-59 to win the West Regional. Three pointers nearly always matter. "We're focused as a team, we're focused on the next game ahead every time ". And after back-to-back close wins, OR easily knocked out No. 1 Kansas in the Elite Eight, 74-60.
Thornwell made defending Motley sound easy. The Bears ranked 13th in the nation in adjusted defense, easily besting Duke (48th) and Marquette (165th). "They went on that run and the TV timeout happened and that's when we settled down", Thornwell said. Baylor F Ishmail Wainright is the first player in the school's history to appear in four NCAA Tournaments.
The two met in one of the best games of the regular season, with the Wildcats defeating the Tar Heels 103-100. The NCAA Tournament will have its Final Four teams on Sunday with two more games to determine the last spots. "So it doesn't surprise me", said the Canadian. I feel as lousy as I could feel with just being so close. This is South Carolina's deepest run in the NCAA Tournament while Florida has been in the Elite Eight six times since 2006, including back-to-back national ...
SC is 4-0 ATS in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a string of upset wins. Gonzaga's Mark Few dismissed questions of whether his Bulldogs would be a failure as long as they failed to get to a Final Four after so many great regular seasons. Martin had coached in a regional final at Kansas State in 2010. East champion SC (6:09 p.m. ET, CBS) Point spread: Gonzaga -6.5 Total: 138 Notes: The Bulldogs stomped underdog Xavier in the West Region final on Saturday; underdog SC put away SEC rival ...
Tangling with Dustin Johnson isn't wise, either. NOTES: After the tournament's inaugural year, 1999, Geoff Ogilvy is the only player to win the WGC Match Play event in his first appearance, in 2006. The momentum changed a little on the downhill par-4 ninth, on which Rahm blasted a 375-yard drive and won when Johnson bogeyed. "He's just a flawless, complete player".
On-loan Sheffield Wednesday forward Rhodes is the only one of the five who has been a regular starter at club level and Strachan admits he has spent plenty of time pondering who will lead the line in a game his team can't afford to lose. "Considering the pressure they were all under, they really should be proud of themselves". After a peacful interview where Strachan sang the praises of Chris Martin , Scotland's match victor who was booed by the frustrated fans when he was brought on as a ...
At the end of Wilkinson's round he remained tied for fourth and still just two shots off the leader heading into the final round. "Then today, back nine, I got - bar one putt on No.3 - pretty much everything out of it". Sam Saunders, the grandson of the late Arnold Palmer, was a shot further back in a tie for fifth with Peter Uihlein and Whee Kim, with England's Andrew Johnston part of a seven-way tie for 10th on 15 under.
The German reclaimed World No.1 from Serena Williams at the start of the fortnight in Florida, and showed some of why the two-time Grand Slam champion has been so tough to beat in the previous year, rolling through six of the next seven games from a break down to take the opening set.
Then on the next hole, the 293-yard par-4 13th playing into a stiff wind, Rahm, 4 down and desperate, blasted a high cut that carried more than 300 yards, but landed softly enough to stay on the green. 14 in the world. And the few times his matches got tight, Johnson kept his opponent at bay. He capped his week by winning two tight tussles on Sunday, digging deep to beat Hideto Tanihara, 1 up, in the semifinals, and then rookie Jon Rahm, 1 up, in the finals on a sun-drenched Sunday by the ...
The feel-good story of the second half of the National Basketball Association season is feeling a bit shaky at the moment, even with a spirited effort in Sunday's 112-108 loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Last time Thomas matched up against Miami on December 30, he went off for a career-high 52 points that included a 9-of-13 performance from beyond the arc.