Sport Chelsea lead the race for in-demand Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk
Author: 0 Chelsea lead the race for in-demand Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk

His good performances do not appear to have gone unnoticed. Liverpool's Sakho - now on loan at Crystal Palace - is another possible replacement. The 19-year-old has been in blistering form for loan club Bristol City this season, scoring 22 goals in 40 matches, and he looks set to become one of England's most exciting young strikers.

Sport Lukas Podolski nets Germany victor vs. England in final apperance
Author: 0 Lukas Podolski nets Germany victor vs. England in final apperance

Jamie Vardy was given the nod ahead of Marcus Rashford and Adam Lallana started with Raheem Sterling warming the bench. Germany last conceded in the 2-0 loss to France in the Euro 2016 semifinals, keeping clean sheets against Italy, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, San Marino and England since then.

Author: 0 Federer searching for new goals after capturing Indian Wells title

After knocking a forehand wide on her first match point, she secured the victory when Kuznetsova's service return went long. Although he owns three Grand Slam titles, Wawrinka was playing in just his fourth Masters final and has won just one of the prestige events - beating Federer in the final at Monte Carlo in 2014.

Author: 0 Agreement puts Jeanie Buss in control of Lakers for life

The filing ends weeks of uncertainty about control of the Lakers as the franchise tries to put several losing seasons behind it. Jeanie Buss filed a lawsuit against her brother Jim on March 2 when it appeared that he had attempted to stage a coup to oust Jeanie from the board of directors.

Sport Smith, Maxwell guide Australia to 299 for 4
Author: 0 Smith, Maxwell guide Australia to 299 for 4

Many of his fans are praying for his speedy recovery and here is a good news for all of them. "If I can keep producing long innings and batting long periods of time, building partnerships with other players that's going to go a long way to firstly holding my spot and secondly winning games for Australia ".

Sport Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4
Author: 0 Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4

His linemate Victor Hedman holds the third highest point total among defensemen in the league, with 15 goals and 47 assists. "A pretty good moment", Gourde said. It's pretty impressive, and I thought we played good. Ondrej Palat tied it on a power play after Brent Seabrook flipped the puck over the glass, but Patrick Kane scored from the left circle off a tenacious play by Niklas Hjalmarsson in the slot less than a minute later to make it 2-1 Hawks.

Sport Netherlands sack coach Danny Blind after loss to Bulgaria
Author: 0 Netherlands sack coach Danny Blind after loss to Bulgaria

Luxembourg levelled after 34 minutes thanks to Aurelien Joachim's penalty, his country's first goal against France in 39 years. Bulgaria V Netherlands match venue - Vasil Levski National Stadium and match will kick-start at 12:45 PM today.

Sport Argentina Will Appeal Messi's Four-Match Ban
Author: 0 Argentina Will Appeal Messi's Four-Match Ban

Argentina have struggled throughout most of their World Cup qualifying campaign, but had won their last two matches , with Messi scoring in both, to improve their position. The FDC after analyzing the incident concluded by suspending Lionel Messi for the four Official matches and fined CHF 10,000. Messi has scored in four qualifiers so far, with Argentina going on to win every game.

Author: 0 Kjeldsen, Noren win groups at wild Match Play

Holes were won with bogeys. Brandt Snedeker , showing class in the midst of such exasperating conditions, conceded a 7-foot putt when Andy Sullivan's ball rolled up toward the hole and the wind blew it back. Two others had an easier time qualifying because of earlier withdrawals. The defeats do not end the title hopes of McIlroy and Spieth thanks to group-stage play ending today instead of the typical matchplay bracket format.

Sport Clement heaps praise on Sigurdsson
Author: 0 Clement heaps praise on Sigurdsson

Swansea City manager Paul Clement claims that Gylfi Sigurdsson does not get the credit he deserves due to the fact that he plays for a team battling against relegation. Swansea turned down a £30million bid from China in January for Sigurdsson , and the Chronicle say the £15million fee quoted by the link in the Sun was far below the Swans' asking price for the player.

Author: 0 Twitter reacts as 'son of England' Defoe scores vs. Lithuania

While Southgate has spoken about getting results immediately - and not always focusing on the future, as England tend to do - Defoe will be 35 when Russian Federation rolls around. "You can imagine how I felt doing that, it was special". I don't want to do it but I know surely at the weekend I'm going to get rewarded. "With the boys we have got here, a lot of the boys want to play that way".

Sport Harden: Playing Every Game Should Matter In MVP Race
Author: 0 Harden: Playing Every Game Should Matter In MVP Race

Sunday was the 12th time this season the Rockets had 100 points before the fourth quarter. The Houston Rockets came out of the gate firing as they put up a whopping 79 points on a blistering 71 percent shooting from the field in the first half of the game.

Author: 0 Eric Dier calls for respectful support from England fans

Southgate can be satisfied from what he has got from England's global double header, with a creditable performance in defeat against World Cup holders Germany and victory here against Lithuania. "People say that managers pick teams, but really players do because of the way they train, the way that they are, the way they play". "Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected by this awful incident", FA chairman Greg Clarke said ahead of the match in Germany on Wednesday.

Sport After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?
Author: 0 After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?

Johnson, who had not trailed all week at the match play event, was five up through eight holes and threatened to overwhelm his 22-year-old opponent. When Rahm's chip came up short of the steep hill on the green, he faced a near impossible birdie putt and missed, allowing Johnson to win the match by halving the hole with a par.

Sport New York Giants: Interest In Nick Mangold Is Not Serious
Author: 0 New York Giants: Interest In Nick Mangold Is Not Serious

Despite being cut by the team that drafted him more than a decade ago, Mangold made it clear that his goal was to continue playing football. The Daily News now can confirm the organization's interest in the seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro who would bring leadership, nastiness and hunger to the line.

Author: 0 Pep: Drawing With Liverpool Is One Of My Happiest Days

They headed into this game knowing that a win would give their top four hopes a massive boost, with Manchester United still breathing down their necks. But although City clearly had no issues mentally getting over the Monaco defeat, physically it was a different story. "John Stones has more personality than all of us here together in this room".

Author: 0 Metro Atlanta Officials Will Keep Working On Climate Change

Environmental activists, including former vice-president Al Gore, denounced the plan. The Trump administration has not said whether it will pull out of the Paris agreement but on Tuesday unveiled policies that could move the United States away from meeting internationally agreed emissions targets.

Sport Rays bolster depth, acquire OF Peter Bourjos from White Sox
Author: 0 Rays bolster depth, acquire OF Peter Bourjos from White Sox

Bourjos' arrival to the Sox on a minor league deal slid under the radar during SoxFest weekend, and with his 19 Cactus League games encompassing the entirety of his White Sox career, it will be hard for us to explain to future generations how he occupied our minds as a potential Opening Day center fielder for so long.

Author: 0 NCAA March Madness 2017: How to Stream the Big Games

Anyone up for a rematch in the April 3 title game in Phoenix? The best part of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket is picking upsets to impress your friends and co-workers in your bracket pool. UNC Wilmington beats University of Virginia in the first round of the playoffs. "I think $2.1 billion is a good number", said John Challenger. The mascot with the most NCAA Tournament wins? Bill Self is making his 19th consecutive appearance - 14th with Big 12 champion Kansas (half of the ...

Sport Representing: SEC 7-2 in NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 Representing: SEC 7-2 in NCAA Tournament

Preseason expectations were hampered by countless injuries, an ill-timed trip, and a back surgery for Coach K. In fact, I can not remember a team that suffered more injuries than this team. When I came back, everybody was more comfortable, more confident in their abilities, and able to do a little bit more to help the team be successful.

Author: 0 Matthews sets Leafs rookie record for goals

There is much appreciation to be laid upon the young centreman, as well as lots of reason for the Sabres' fans to be excited, but Eichel's stellar play has not drastically affected the Sabres this year. "You want to continue to do the things that are working, but you're playing against another team that's going to have some pride", said Boyle. In other words, McElhinney barely has more experience in crucial late-season National Hockey League games than, say, the Leafs' terrific rookie ...

Sport Sebastian Vettel claims victory at the Australian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel claims victory at the Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton says the F1 stage is set for a battle of "the best against the best" in 2017 after the Mercedes driver was narrowly beaten by Sebastian Vettel in the season-opening Australian GP. We will come back stronger. Fans should delight in this news, as the season a year ago was completely dominated by Mercedes. It was not to be. He said: "Even if we won all those races and it looked like it was easy, it was clear that it wasn't".

Author: 0 Chris Coleman defends Neil Taylor after leg-breaking tackle

Medics are putting no time-frame on Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman's recovery from a double leg fracture. Kayleagh Long, Shane's wife, has now revealed what her husband said while attempting to keep Coleman calm and prevent further aggravation of the injured leg.

Author: 0 USA Hockey & US Women's National Team agree to new deal

It's time now to turn the page. The US women's cause has received wide support with reports that many American National Hockey League players will turn down invitations to participate in the men's world championships in May if a new deal can not be reached.

Sport Mourinho has done well this season but has been luckless, feels Ferguson
Author: 0 Mourinho has done well this season but has been luckless, feels Ferguson

However, the report goes on to state that Neymar would not consider any move if it means missing out on Champions League football, which could scupper the deal with United now sitting fifth in the Premier League table. Of course, reaching the Champions League may not be enough by itself to ensure United are able to sign Bakayoko. He won two Premier League titles on the bounce under the Portuguese in 2005 and 2006.

Author: 0 Federer beats Wawrinka for fifth Indian Wells title

With Federer in top form, the next big ATP competition Miami Open would have been a huge event for the fans too, but the world number one and two players have chose to skip the competition. Federer lost his opening service game of the second and what proved to be final set, but the 35-year-old hit back to level at 2-2, and ultimately claimed the title after breaking Wawrinka at 5-6.

Author: 0 Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided

Here's a quick look at the Huskies' win. The Huskies have beaten 134 straight non-Top 25 teams and won 309 of the past 310. OR has already surprised pundits by becoming just the third-ever double-digit seed to advance to the Elite Eight, shocking No.

Author: 0 Virat is a great ambassador and leader of cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara

Since then, I have been playing this format and I think it's the experience of playing domestic circuit and working hard, day in and day out is paying off now", said Pujara. It is just one game but he definitely looks like a good player for future.”. Back home when you're talking about building pressure you talk about maiden overs but here it's more if you go for two an over it's pretty good over.

Author: 0 India will be 'nervous' in 4th Test: Johnson

Mar.20 (ANI): Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced a spirited fightback as the third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw on the final day at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here on Monday. "One match left, both sides would give their best". "I don't think we've overcome the (mental) barriers in this Test, I think we did that before the first Test".

Sport NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Says He'll Be In Foxboro For Patr
Author: 0 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Says He'll Be In Foxboro For Patr

Commissioner Roger Goodell is returning to New England. Where is Roger?!" After that game, then-Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said of Goodell, "He's like Waldo right now. It's possible the Patriots will host the Falcons in a Super Bowl rematch. He spurred the Patriots last postseason when he opted to attend the NFC Championship in Atlanta - the second consecutive week he went there - as opposed to the AFC Championship in Foxboro.

Author: 0 Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been recovered

Mexican authorities found the missing jersey at the home of Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former director of Mexico's La Prensa newspaper, in a raid following a Federal Bureau of Investigation request, a government source told Reuters. "They really need to check their protocols and their efforts, because this is at least two jerseys that we're aware of, and obviously it required a response from the Houston police department and other departments to recover them".

Author: 0 Striker Jermain Defoe turns vegan to prolong soccer career

While Southgate has spoken about getting results immediately - and not always focusing on the future, as England tend to do - Defoe will be 35 when Russian Federation rolls around. "The key thing for me is recovery, giving yourself the best opportunity to perform in the next game, and I seem to have got that down to a T. There's a lot of things I do away from training and away from match-day that help me perform, so I'll just keep doing that".

Author: 0 Shakespeare tells Leicester to forget Sevilla win, focus on West Ham

West Ham were guilty of gifting Leicester two early goals , as their poor defending allowed the visitors to take the early initiative. "But if you talk about results and performances they got what they wanted". Carroll headed it back into the middle and André Ayew nodded home. "I played against him and I was able to notice how strong he is". Unfortunately, Ayew had a rush of blood to the head as just when it looked like he could not miss, he scooped his shot horribly wide.

Author: 0 Tar Heels, Gamecocks move on to NCAA Final Four

We went through that stretch where we lost those games and everybody talked about how it looked like we didn't care. But maybe that is just one more reason that many consider them the best bet to cut down the nets in Phoenix next week. This was a bracket that had opened spectacularly if Kentucky could complete the heavy lifting of beating UCLA and North Carolina . In the final seconds of the game, Luke got a chance to take a shot to give the Tar Heels the lead.

Sport Tom Brady Wants to Play for 6-7 More Years…Really?
Author: 0 Tom Brady Wants to Play for 6-7 More Years…Really?

Would any other player in National Football League history past, present, or future have/obtain as many accolades as Brady should he play as long as he hopes? "As recently as 2 or 3 days ago, he assured me that he'd be willing to play another 6 or 7 years", Kraft said .

Author: 0 The Final Four: UNC-Chapel Hill And Oregon, South Carolina And Gonzaga

Bleacher Report thinks that North Carolina simply has more size, and that their height advantage opens up options for the team. The total has gone under in three of North Carolina's last four games on a Saturday . 1 seed Baylor 94-85 in overtime. That halfcourt defense made the difference in the hard-fought 61-58 win over West Virginia in the Sweet 16, as the Mountaineers shot just 26.7 percent from the field.

Author: 0 US women's hockey players stand firm in wage fight

For those unfamiliar with the stance, captain Meghan Duggan was on the "Tim and Sid" show on Sportsnet to explain. The 2017 IIHF World Championships are set to begin in Plymouth, Michigan on March 31st. USA Hockey said it is committed to growing women's hockey and that more than 73,000 women play hockey in the US now compared with 23,000 in 1998, when the Americans won gold at the first Olympics with a women's tournament.

Sport Brazil replace Gabriel Jesus with Firmino for Uruguay clash
Author: 0 Brazil replace Gabriel Jesus with Firmino for Uruguay clash

SAO PAULO (AP) — The mood is definitely different in South America's two football powerhouses. Brazil go into the game with their spot in Russian Federation next year already virtually sealed as they hold a four-point lead over their closest rivals, with third-placed Ecuador a further three points back.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74

When to compare with the performance of both sides, the Spurs playing better than Cavs. "Being competitive, you want to play against the best teams, the best players". The thing that speaks to me is the fact that these are the things being said around the National Basketball Association about the Celtics instead of positive things.

Sport Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama Climate Guidelines
Author: 0 Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama Climate Guidelines

U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith, R-VA, said in a prepared statement that Trump's actions will bring relief to teh coal and energy industries that have "been under regulatory attack for the last eight years". By beginning the process to repeal it, Trump will be unraveling the main USA regulation on carbon pollution (though by leaving the endangerment finding intact, it means the Trump administration is legally bound to regulate carbon pollution in some way).

Author: 0 U.S. women's hockey team averts boycott

National Hockey League agent Allan Walsh tweeted that men's players were considering boycotting their world championship in solidarity if a deal didn't get done. "Our preparation has remained consistent and we are looking forward to a great tournament and our opening game against the United States on Friday night in Plymouth".

Sport NFL's Raiders: Las Vegas - 1; Oakland - 0
Author: 0 NFL's Raiders: Las Vegas - 1; Oakland - 0

The Raiders, at least in their heyday, were the epitome of a nasty, break the rules - and some of your bones - type of team. "My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future, ' " Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement Monday , "and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness".

Sport Lonzo Ball: I'm a better team leader than Washington's Markelle Fultz
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball: I'm a better team leader than Washington's Markelle Fultz

Two weeks ago, Ball's oft-outspoken father expressed similar sentiments. Courtesy of David Lee on YouTube, we have our first real footage of Ball playing basketball since his days at Washington State University, a place where he averaged just 2.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

Author: 0 Wawrinka calls laughing Federer expletive on court

When Stan Wawrinka got emotional in his post-match comments to the crowd after losing the BNP Paribas Open final, Federer sat courtside laughing. But Federer, now ranked 10th in the world, said he isn't tempted to start dreaming of a return to number one just yet, even with Murray pulling out of next week's Miami Masters with an elbow injury and Djokovic reported to be bothered by elbow trouble as well.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger set to stay at Arsenal

He tried to play on, but Arsene Wenger eventually had to substitute him and the Arsenal manager said "his ankle doesn't look good". The 67-year-old Frenchman is believed to have been offered a new two-year contract by the club. The Arsenal boss, who insisted that he had not informed anyone at the club of his decision, does not necessarily think the uncertainty surrounding his future is impacting on his players.

Sport NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas
Author: 0 NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

By that logic, coaches facing a road game in Miami ought to house their teams in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Sure they'll wear the silver and black and carry the Oakland Raiders name for two or three more years while their new state-of-the-art home is being built very likely on 67 acres of desert just across the street from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the edge of Las Vegas .

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