Sport Larson gets pole as qualifying washed out at Martinsville
Author: 0 Larson gets pole as qualifying washed out at Martinsville

Short tracks are different from larger venues in that they are not as dependent on aerodynamics, and more based on setup and driver ability. After three long weeks on the west coast, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series returns to it's roots this weekend at Martinsville.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola believes Wenger can win back support of disgruntled Arsenal fans

We have had enough press conferences about (my future) and at this moment it is not the most important thing at the club. "Is it today, is it tomorrow, is it in two years or is it before?" The global break is perhaps a chance to start afresh with 11 games to play and the switch to a new month could also help judged on recent history - Arsenal have suffered just one defeat in their last 20 games staged in April.

Author: 0 Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb salvage draw in third Australia-India test

Chetan Narula, on his last day in Ranchi , reviews the 3rd Test between India and Australia , exclusively for Cricket World TV. After being reduced to 63-4 at lunch in their second innings on Day five , Marsh (53) and Handscomb (72*) displayed a fighting performance as the duo went on to share a gritting 124-run stand for the fifth wicket to help Australia reach 204-6 in their second innings and avert defeat.

Author: 0 Negotiator denies United Kingdom is blackmailing European Union on security

Possibly the toughest phase of talks on a totally new relationship in the future will be the 60 billion "divorce" bill Brussels plans to present to London . Government spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the "the second step can hopefully happen soon" but appeared to dampen once again British hopes of parallel talks.

Author: 0 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain apologises to Arsenal fans

Speaking after the game, Wenger said he had made up his mind about his future and would make his intentions public "very soon". "You will soon know". The 67-year-old continues to divide opinion among Arsenal supporters. Arsenal: Petr Cech: 6, Hector Bellerin: 6, Shkodran Mustafi: 5, Laurent Koscielny: 5, Nacho Monreal: 5, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 5, Granit Xhaka: 6, Theo Walcott: 6, Aaron Ramsey: 4, Danny Welbeck: 6, Alexis Sanchez: 6.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal downs Fabio Fognini to reach fifth Miami final

The unseeded Fognini struggled to get going in the first set which was dominated by fifth-seeded Nadal and over with in 25 minutes. The Spanish fifth seed set the stage for a possible third meeting of 2017 with longtime rival Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in a classic Australian Open final and shut out the Spaniard for a second time in 2017 this month at Indian Wells.

Sport Vettel: Verstappen key to beating Hamilton
Author: 0 Vettel: Verstappen key to beating Hamilton

The victory was the four-time world champion's fourth for Ferrari and his first since Singapore in 2015 and his 43rd career win. "This year we will see the best against the best", the Briton said. "Once we put the soft tyres on, the vehicle turned to be very good and I was very happy - but obviously at that point we were pretty much in nowhere land".

Sport NCAA Final Four schedule, teams, matchups, TV and live stream info
Author: 0 NCAA Final Four schedule, teams, matchups, TV and live stream info

It's going to take a number of our guys (to guard him) and we're obviously going to have to shadow in his direction. The Bulldogs rank 38th in the nation with a turnover percentage of just 14.1 percent. The University of OR is the Ducks, which is catchier than the Webfoots, which they used to be called in honor of earlier settlers of the state. BELL'S EMERGENCE: "A player that changed the whole game against Kansas was Bell".

Sport Mercedes technical chief speaks out on title battle with former team Ferrari
Author: 0 Mercedes technical chief speaks out on title battle with former team Ferrari

Crowd favourite, Daniel Ricciardo, retired from the race, after a disastrous weekend of mechanical and electrical issues on the Red Bull at his home track, with an engine failure after only 25 of 57 laps. The extra weight not only costs laptime, but teams like to be well under the minimum weight restriction with their basic auto so that they can then position ballast in the right places to help with handling.

Sport Russell Westbrook Now Has Proof He's ideal
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Now Has Proof He's ideal

According to the Elias Sports Bureau , no National Basketball Association player had had a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw. Although, Oklahoma City's mastery wasn't quite complete until 36-year-old Thunder-staple Nick Collison unleashed a seven point, five rebound fourth-quarter effort.

Sport Brazil first into 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Brazil first into 2018 World Cup

On Tuesday in Sao Paulo, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener and Neymar capped an eventful evening with a goal in the second half before Marcelo added a late third. Chile moved up to fourth place with a 3-1 win over Venezuela in Santiago, while Colombia beat Ecuador 2-0. With the 3-0 victory over Argentina in the same stadium where Brazil had been humiliated against Germany, the coach's reputation was enhanced.

Author: 0 Why the Dolphin's owner voted against the Raiders move Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be a unique city and situation, Del Rio said , but at least there is something to glean from existing markets. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. "This is a tough day for me and all Raiders fans", Hall of Fame coach John Madden told The Sports Xchange. "I think it's going to be a natural fit for all that".

Author: 0 Former Penn State President Convicted of Child Endangerment

He was acquitted of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count. The three officials maintained they thought the allegation was "horseplay" and not sexual and told Sandusky he could not bring children onto the campus anymore. NBC News noted that he also called the decision "humane and a reasonable way to proceed". They argued that the men had not ignored reports of Mr.

Author: 0 Triple-Double King Russell Westbrook Crafts His Masterpiece

Westbrook also had his 15th 40+-point game of the season, breaking a tie with Kevin Durant for the most such games in a season in Thunder/Sonics history. Westbrook once again scored out of the timeout, with the Magic almost turning the ball over on their ensuing out of bounds play. A bunch of missed free throws certainly did not help, as well as a suddenly stagnant offense that relied on isolations rather than the strong ball movement they had earlier in the game.

Author: 0 When does the 2017 Masters golf tournament start? (TV, begin time)

Day, who now is the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world, withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas last Wednesday due to his mother's ongoing battle with cancer. Rahm (22) the new hotshot on the PGA Tour block, took a different view, saying: "I'm trying to figure out what is best for me". His victory on the final hole in Texas stopped a great comeback from Rahm, who conceded that his opponent was "the ideal, complete player".

Author: 0 Kohli clarifies comments after Dharamsala Test

He said his comments were not about the "whole Australian team". "I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know and who I've played with at RCB and that doesn't change". Australia captain Steve Smith has successfully defended his number-one position and is now 61 points ahead of his New Zealand opposite number, Kane Williamson, who has moved up two places to second following his 176 in the Hamilton Test.

Sport New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias announces retirement
Author: 0 New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias announces retirement

Elias, 40, announced his retirement on Friday, saying in a statement that he had "weighed this decision both physically and mentally" over the last few months. In his final National Hockey League game, on April 9, Elias scored a goal, recorded two assists and was named the first star of the game in a 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Author: 0 Raiders could make Super Bowl history in Las Vegas in 2020

At the annual meeting of National Football League club owners in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, 31 of 32 owners backed the change of venue, with only Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins voting against. But that's really beside the point: Oakland fans got hung out to dry and should respond by sticking it to owner Mark Davis, like Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who hails from the Bay Area, has already done.

Sport Jim Harbaugh And Chip Kelly Go To Bat For Colin Kaepernick
Author: 0 Jim Harbaugh And Chip Kelly Go To Bat For Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick has had trouble finding a contract after a season in which he started a movement across sports to sit out the national anthem. Tom Brady - you may have heard of him - has an almost-vegan diet, as revealed by Bleacher Report earlier this year.

Sport Hit the deck! Bees swarm infield during spring training game
Author: 0 Hit the deck! Bees swarm infield during spring training game

There were so many bees that it was clearly visible on the TV broadcast. "I saw something happen over here as all the players got on the ground", Padres manager Bud Black told The Associated Press. A fan posted a picture on Instagram of dozens of bees on a microphone near the Padres dugout. The home plate umpire and players from both clubs hit the deck to avoid being stung, and play was stopped for roughly 30 seconds until the uninvited guests flew elsewhere.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo face-to-face with peculiar statue of Real star's head

Another statue, also in Ronaldo's hometown, was picked apart for what some saw as glaring obscurities and differences in likeness between the player and his bronzed counter-part. Ronaldo is scheduled to return to action for Real Madrid against Alaves this Sunday, after a fruitful worldwide break that saw him score in both of Portugal's matches.

Author: 0 Federer makes semis, Wozniacki reaches Miami Open final

The No. 10 seed will square off for the title against 12th-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki , who is also making her first appearance in a Miami Open championship match. "I'm happy today to have come through somehow", Federer said. Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini are the other men's semifinalists, meaning there's still a chance for Federer-Nadal on Sunday for the men's crown.

Author: 0 Australia vs India, fourth Test, day four from Dharamsala

Anything other than a win would have been an aberration. "They had the belief of making things happen in these conditions", he said. Their record at home (since 2012) at the end of the season stands at an incredible 21 wins in 29 Tests. Hello all and welcome to day four of the fourth Test in Dharamsala , where Australia are staring down the barrel of a Border-Gavaskar Trophy series loss.

Author: 0 Raiders already taking deposits for season tickets in Las Vegas

The vote to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas was nearly a unanimous one among NFL league owners. The stadium would be financed with $750 million in public funding and a $650 million construction loan from Bank of America, with the Raiders and the National Football League adding a combined $500 million.

Author: 0 Taylor facing Federation Internationale de Football Association proceedings after leg-breaking Coleman challenge

Coleman's worldwide team-mate and former Baggies striker Shane Long spoke regarding Taylor after the game, stating: "I think he has got it done to him before, so I suppose he went in anxious about the challenge". Taylor began his professional career at Wrexham before moving to Swansea in 2010, helping the club win promotion to the Premier League in 2011. "Seamus is one of my best mates at Everton , someone who I've got really close to", Williams said.

Sport Joe Root Urges Ben Stokes to Find Steven Smith's Weakness During IPL
Author: 0 Joe Root Urges Ben Stokes to Find Steven Smith's Weakness During IPL

Seeking too many opinions can cloud your own judgement. "I don't think our professional relation will have any effect post the change of captaincy". In the upcoming season of IPL, Rising Pune Supergiant will have a new captain in Steve Smith while MS Dhoni will be fulfilling his wicket-keeping duties.

Sport Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina try to brace for Final Four experience
Author: 0 Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina try to brace for Final Four experience

If Oregon keeps swatting shots in the paint, and they are able to hit consistently from 3, they will advance to the championship. So, literally for the sake of argument, can a valid case be made for SC being the last team standing among the Final Four? Gonzaga comes in second with 11 states; OR is third with nine states, and SC is last at five states.

Sport Russell Westbrook expands his MVP case with historic 57-point triple-double
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook expands his MVP case with historic 57-point triple-double

I don't think about it. The win pushed the Thunder to 43-31 on the season; at the moment they sit 1/2 game out of the fifth spot in the Western Conference . And he tallied 16 points in the fourth quarter alone and hit a game-winning jumper with 7 seconds left on the clock to help Oklahoma City overcome a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes of the game.

Sport What time, channel is South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday?
Author: 0 What time, channel is South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday?

Williams drills his players through those situations in practice every day. CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: The Southeastern Conference fell short in its bid for multiple Final Four teams after getting three to the Elite Eight. "Once we lost him, some of it kind of fell off, people saying we weren't the team we were gonna be". I'll be surprised if Kotsar doesn't get in foul trouble because ( Gonzaga's ) coming at them.

Author: 0 Wenger admits Arsenal have flaws - so what needs to change?

At a press conference prior to Arsenal's hosting of Manchester City in the English Premier League at Etihad Stadium this Sunday, Wenger said the Spain worldwide would not play again this campaign. "The same players have won games and the same players have lost games". Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed key midfielder Santi Cazorla will be out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

Sport Wisconsin Upsets NCAA Defending Champions Villanova
Author: 0 Wisconsin Upsets NCAA Defending Champions Villanova

The Gators started two seniors, two sophomores and a junior in their two NCAA Tournament games - an 80-65 victory over East Tennessee State and a 65-39 victory over Virginia . For just the 13th time since 1985, a No 8 seed beats a No. 1 seed. It didn't end pretty for UW, which self-destructed in the final minute against the Fighting Irish and watched its season come to an abrupt end in the Sweet 16.

Author: 0 Jason Day withdraws from WGC-Match Play

He watched Andy Sullivan roll a putt to within 2 feet of the hole, only for the wind to blow it back 7 feet away. He played 17 holes on Wednesday, a lot of them good. He easily defeated Thongchai Jaidee in the first round and Bernd Wiesberger in the second round. "I'm nervous that I haven't been in a match that has gone the last hole or two and feel that clutch pressure, but also the good is that I have been able to conserve energy heading into this weekend".

Author: 0 Mignolet says Lukaku 'has all the ability' ahead of crunch derby

An injury as horrific as the one suffered by right back Seamus Coleman would be enough to darken any team's season, let alone an worldwide break. A total of 227 Merseyside Derbies have been played out between the two clubs. Meanwhile, Lukaku picked up the players' award following a month in which he scored four times in three games as Everton picked up six points from a possible nine.

Author: 0 Scott looking to hone his game ahead of the Masters

I've been successful against him, which is a huge advantage, just having done it before. She wound up winning when Jutanugarn completed her collapse with one last bogey. He would win the Career Slam if he wins. Teams will alternate shots in the first and third rounds and play best ball in the second and final rounds. "I think about what could have been and if that hadn't have went wrong, I wouldn't have to answer the questions that I have to answer at this time of the year, every year, until ...

Sport Vettel and Hamilton relishing prospect of title showdown
Author: 0 Vettel and Hamilton relishing prospect of title showdown

Mercedes arrived in Melbourne in a new era for the sport - following sweeping changes to the technical rulebook - in the belief that Ferrari held the advantage after an encouraging pre-season for the famous Italian team. We have a good base, a good vehicle, but there's a lot to work on. Since the race at Singapore in 2015, this was the first win for the four-time champion.

Sport NCAA Tournament: UCLA vs
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: UCLA vs

They needed a wild comeback in overtime, including a game-saving block at the rim by Canyon Barry. "It's tough to stop a guy who has as good of a midrange game as he does", UCLA's Bryce Alford said after the game. He scored every point for the Wildcats in the final 2:35 of the game. UCLA freshman sensation Lonzo Ball played his final college game on Friday night.

Author: 0 France's Hollande tells May talks on future EU-UK relations must wait

The white paper - Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union - will set out how the Government will deal with EU laws that can not be easily converted. We don't threaten to ignore terror attacks for free trade. Finally - possibly the toughest phase of all - talks about the transition between full membership now and a totally new relationship in the future.

Sport ICC likely to bid for inclusion of cricket in Olympics
Author: 0 ICC likely to bid for inclusion of cricket in Olympics

The founder of the modern Olympics , Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, was enthusiastic about cricket , a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, but it has only once featured in a Games - in Paris in 1900.

Author: 0 Long talked Coleman through broken leg with pregnancy breathing techniques

Republic manager Martin O'Neill said he had been told Taylor's tackle "wasn't great". However, injury concerns appear to disrupt nearly every Ireland preparation and yet again the James McCarthy saga continued in the build-up, right up to the warm-up before the game as the Everton man, who was named in the starting XI, was unable to start.

Sport Pakistan cricket board chief to step down in August
Author: 0 Pakistan cricket board chief to step down in August

Khalid Latif , the Pakistan batsman charged with six breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code during the PSL in February, appeared before a three-member tribunal in Lahore on Friday, a week after skipping the first hearing citing ill health.

Author: 0 West Ham need belief to return to winning ways, states Arthur Masuaku

West Ham United have lost as many games against Leicester in their last five (4), as they did in the previous 25 combined (all comps). On Mark Noble:"He is the captain and is doing everything for the club", said Bilic. "The only reason for him to leave us and go on loan was to get more games than he was getting here". Midfielder Nampalys Mendy missed the Champions League match with a knee problem and could miss the West Ham game.

Sport India trashes visitors to clinch Test series
Author: 0 India trashes visitors to clinch Test series

More so because the conditions were more Australian than Indian and the home team punted on rookie Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, risking a batsman less in the playing XI. Me and Ashwin have been trying to create pressure from both ends. I don't know how many Test matches I've played in a row (54). I am looking to score centuries so when I celebrate, I might celebrate with two bats! The 28-year-old skipper caused a furore in the second Test after accusing his counterpart Steven Smith of ...

Author: 0 Jason Day leaves PGA match play event as mother battles lung cancer

In the women's game, Cristie Kerr and - however tarnished she may be after her display of incredibly poor sportsmanship at St Leon-Rot - Suzann Pettersen both bring that killer instinct to the tee. They're not doing a match of cards on the PGA Tour. "I obviously have to take care of my end of the bargain tomorrow", Spieth said, who next faces Yuta Ikeda.

Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association slaps ban on Messi

Messi will play no part in The Albiceleste's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Tuesday as well as three other matches for his involvement in hurling abuse at the assistant referee in the encounter against Chile .on Friday. "The sanction of four matches is incredible and puts Argentina's qualification campaign in danger", Valdano said . Barca said Messi was an "exemplary sportsman" as they leapt to his defence.

Author: 0 Marc Leishman Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational With Shot of the Day

Leishman, who lost in a play-off at the 2015 Open Championship, shot a three-under 69 in windy conditions to claim his first PGA title since his Travelers Championship success in 2012. Instead of receiving the traditional blue blazer, the victor this year received a red cardigan similar to that worn by Palmer in his prime. "It's just great to be able to share this with someone".

Author: 0 Jon Rahm, 22, takes one more big step with Match Play performance

Rahm's bogeys at the third and fourth saw Johnson take a quick lead, which the American built on with birdies to win the fifth and sixth holes before another bogey from a clearly frustrated Rahm at the eighth saw Johnson go 5 up. The ball landed on the flawless spot, on the front edge of the green, just over the water, bounced, and nearly hit the pin. With a par on No. 18, Johnson earned a 1-up victory.

Author: 0 Previewing the Shell Houston Open; The field, course and predictions

Understandably so, his status for The Masters is to be determined. "I think Dustin Johnson is the guy to beat in golf no matter where you are", Spieth said at the Shell Houston Open on Wednesday. "Major championships have huge weight and I'm not focused on trying to win majors to get to No1 any more". "It's just trying to do it". On Monday, Johnson withdrew from this week's tournament in Houston, which boasts a high-class field, to prepare for Augusta.

Sport Lightning get 2 power-play goals, beat Red Wings 5-3
Author: 0 Lightning get 2 power-play goals, beat Red Wings 5-3

Players, coaches and management could see it coming, but it's still a hard pill for the Detroit Red Wings to swallow. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves. Petr Mrazek stopped 26 shots. J.T. Brown? Really? He hadn't scored a goal in 46 games. He added an assist on Yanni Gourde's goal giving him his first multi-point game in 70 games.

Sport No, No 'Power Rangers'
Author: 0 No, No 'Power Rangers'

Meanwhile, Power Rangers' opening night box-office performance was lackluster. Lionsgate and Haim Saban announced plans in 2014 for a live-action movie based on Saban's "Power Rangers" property as the first film in a franchise. I think, I mean I love it, and I had so much fun, I think it's really fun, I think it speaks to young people , in a great, fresh way, um I love this cast , so I'm, I'm down for whatever, but I...

Author: 0 Saha and Jadeja were fantastic, says Ashwin

Initially, it looked like Jadeja would lose his wicket any moment. Last Test centurion Saha, who was dropped on 9 by Matt Renshaw at first slip off Cummins on Day 2, underlined his importance to the team and reached 1000 Test runs during his match-saving stand with Jadeja.