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Sport Under-fire Wenger finds a friend in Guardiola
Author: 0 Under-fire Wenger finds a friend in Guardiola

I managed enough games that I know that in football you have to go sometimes through tricky periods. The handling of Wenger's contract situation drew even more negative replies, with 86 per cent responding "no" when asked: "Do you think the way that the Arsenal board have dealt with Arsene Wenger's contract is in the best interests of Arsenal Football Club?" Santi Cazorla will not play again for Arsenal again this season, according to Arsene Wenger , who also revealed Petr Cech is ...

Author: 0 Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer

Rory McIlroy's hopes of advancing from the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play were hanging by a thread Thursday after the sudden withdrawal from the tournament of group rival Gary Woodland. "And emotionally, it's been wearing on me for a while". "And although my mum says not to let it get to me, it clearly has". He won 5 and 3. Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it.

Sport Mourinho Not For Friendlies
Author: 0 Mourinho Not For Friendlies

Acknowledging the difficulties the current market poses, Mourinho expects tough competition again for his targets but insists he only wants players with a desire to represent United. He's a player who's constantly hungry for silverware, having won 32 trophies across Europe's top flights, and that's exactly the kind of verve that United are so desperate for to regain their domestic and European status.

Author: 0 Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed

Leading the charge for Portland was their dynamic point guard Damian Lillard and their newly-acquired big man Jusuf Nurkic . Right now with the momentum that they are putting together, they could surprise Golden State or San Antonio. Nuggets: Denver continues its five-game road trip in Charlotte on Friday night. Now the Trail Blazers have to stay on course. "Right? And then you end up making, in retrospect, probably a bad deal to get him out, but you do wonder, if he didn't get pouty, if ...

Author: 0 Oregon's Altman focused on a different streak

But Joy Gerdy-Zogby of Takoma Park, Maryland is one of the few in the entire country to have this weekend's Final Four picked correctly. The Oregon Ducks and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Saturday in the NCAA Tournament Final Four at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Author: 0 OR vs. North Carolina - 4/1/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC's skipper, Roy Williams , has two NCAA titles under his belt while Oregon's Dana Altman is bursting onto the national scene after unbridled success coaching Creighton for over a decade when it was a mid-major. Those teams will also spend much of the day bouncing between media sessions. Scrappy 5-10 freshman point guard can shoot from range and give the Gamecocks a spark off the bench.

Author: 0 I-85 collapse in Atlanta: What caused it?

After Thursday night's bridge collapse, a long-stretch of I-85 will be closed indefinitely until repairs can be made, which is expected to cause a "ripple effect" throughout the metro Atlanta area, according to a statement from neighboring Cobb's transportation department.

Sport Everton hit by injury blow ahead of Merseyside derby
Author: 0 Everton hit by injury blow ahead of Merseyside derby

It is the second time Lallana has returned from worldwide duty injured this season. "They are OK for this weekend". A win for Everton will cut the gap to three points, but Coutinho says this is not on Liverpool's mind as they focus on the game, "I don't think about [Everton's form] or worry about that", he said.

Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka calls Roger Federer an 'a**hole' after losing Indian Wells final

Federer said the key to his schedule would be working out "how can I remain healthy and how can I keep the fire and the motivation for the tournaments that I will be playing". Roger recovered just in time to prevent the long chase from behind, breaking back at 15 in game 4 with a great forehand down the line victor. Wawrinka played a solid match, but he did not find that earth-shattering level that he has achieved in his three previous Grand Slam finals (all wins), and fell victim to ...

Sport Leafs goalie Andersen suffers upper-body injury in game against Sabres
Author: 0 Leafs goalie Andersen suffers upper-body injury in game against Sabres

This was the fourth of five meetings between the Sabres and Maple Leafs this season. Leafs coach Mike Babcock said it was "doctor's protocol" that had Andersen removed. "They've got some great speed and skill and it's a fun team to play against". "That didn't have any impact on the game". "They made the right call", Rowe said.

Author: 0 Howard, Dempsey, Cameron return under Arena vs Honduras

Arena, 65 years old and a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, coached the U.S. from 1998-2006. "I was concerned about Sebastian heading into this game because of the lack of experience at this level", usa coach Bruce Arena said.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson romps past JB Holmes to reach last 16

Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. The wind was that strong, and it was even tougher on the greens. No one expected Jason Day , 29, to abruptly walk off the course after only playing six holes at the World Golf Championships Match Play on March 22.

Sport Federer, Nadal reach Miami semis, Wawrinka falls
Author: 0 Federer, Nadal reach Miami semis, Wawrinka falls

Wawrinka's defeat coincided with his 32 birthday but the world No3, who had reached the final of Indian Wells a week earlier, insists his month in the United States had been a positive one, despite the setback against Zverev. 7-6 (7/4) victory on his third match-point, shortly after Wawrinka fell 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to 16th-seeded German teenager Alexander Zverev . "But at the end of the day, you have to try with what you have that day, and today was not enough".

Sport Cousins returns for Pelicans; Mejri out for Mavs
Author: 0 Cousins returns for Pelicans; Mejri out for Mavs

Now, for the first time , he'll be lining up against them. We are not considering him tonight, even though it is quite possible that any superstar has a big game on any given night. Davis is averaging 28.3 points and 12.3 rebounds during the recent seven-game stretch, while Cousins is at 23.7 and 10.3 in the same categories. Cousins' numbers are down across the board, but he is beginning to adjust.

Author: 0 Zig-Zag: Three Gonzaga players to watch vs

No. 7 seed SC also makes its Final Four debut after confounding the naysayers with a third straight upset in the East Regional final, beating Florida 77-70 as three-point underdogs. Granger, from Winston-Salem, said the experience so far has been wonderful. The Tar Heels claimed the ACC regular season crown with a 14-4 SU record but stumbled down the stretch with SU losses in two of their final four outings, and are a middling 3-3-2 ATS in their past eight games overall.

Sport Rafael Nadal reaches Key Biscayne final for 5th time
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal reaches Key Biscayne final for 5th time

Again, it was a thriller, Kyrgios saving match points when 6-5 and 8-7 down, forcing a decider with an ace out wide. Nadal has not lost to Fognini, who saw off Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals, since a 2015 defeat at the US Open and a gulf in class quickly became apparent.

Author: 0 Watch Shell Houston Open featured holes live on Yahoo Sports

Last tournament: Tom Lehman won the Tucson Conquistadores Classic. Johnson has a modest history at Augusta considering his talent. Jon Rahm is on a roll right now and should be considered a strong play this weekend. "He just had to buy into it. It's way too early to compare Dustin to Tiger, but it reminds me of Tiger in 2000". Over the past 6 years, Phil has shot -66 at this course - averaging 11-under per tournament and nearly 3-under per round.

Sport Michael Brantley likely to make Indians' opening-day roster
Author: 0 Michael Brantley likely to make Indians' opening-day roster

On March 30, Diaz was informed he had made the Opening Day roster as the club's newest everyday third baseman. I do want to emphasize that this is a temporary assignment, as Diaz will, barring another injury, be optioned to Triple-A once Kipnis returns from the disabled list (meaning that Jose Ramirez - owner of a shiny new contract extension - will return to third base).

Author: 0 Brad Hodge apologises for comments on Virat Kohli

Both Vijay and Pujara fell in the same over, leaving India requiring another 60 runs to win with eight wickets in hand. India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (38 not out) hit two sixes in a row off Pat Cummins on the way to the comprehensive victory, as the home crowd waved giant India flags and danced in the stands.

Sport Arsene Wenger will sign new Arsenal deal, says former player Robert Pires
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger will sign new Arsenal deal, says former player Robert Pires

According to The Daily Star , Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will decide his future after this Sunday's Premier League clash against Manchester City. "He is motivated and willing", Pires said . Perez has failed to break into Arsenal's regular starting lineup since his arrival from Deportivo La Coruna last summer and his agent has previously hinted at a move away from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.

Sport Five memorable Arsenal v Man City matches
Author: 0 Five memorable Arsenal v Man City matches

Arsene Wenger has responded to Alexis Sanchez comments of wanting to stay in London and play for a successful team with "there is only one team in London anyway". "I don't think it's an immediate concern to Arsenal football club". "I've always been very clear in my mind, but I think it's a subject that is not sorted completely out".

Sport Court doc: Mickelson paid $1.9M gambling debt
Author: 0 Court doc: Mickelson paid $1.9M gambling debt

Walters is facing multiple counts of securities fraud, and while Mickelson is not charged in the case, he has agreed to pay back the proceeds he made from the tip with interest. Walters is rumored to have made hundreds of millions of dollars as a gambler over the years, mostly related to sports. "Mr. Mickelson owed similar debt to Mr.

Author: 0 North Carolina edges Kentucky for spot in Final Four of NCAA tourney

Technically, it was the "thrill of a tie" as Kentucky's Malik Monk tied the Tarheels at 73 with a 3-pointer with:08 to play. Williams would say he elected not to call a timeout. But now the stakes were real. From Murphy to Manteo and all parts in between, children in North Carolina will go to their driveways in the weeks and years to come and they'll stand to the left of the basket, a tie game in their imaginations, and they'll try to recreate what Luke Maye did on Sunday.

Author: 0 Perfect pick: North Carolina seventh-grader nails Final Four

Notice isn't USC's starting point guard, a role that falls to sophomore PJ Dozier . Yes, South Carolina coach Frank Martin knows all about it. As the South Carolina Gamecocks is facing the Gonzaga Bulldogs, which are known for their great offensive, it is believed that the former will not further advance in their quest in this season of the NCAA.

Sport Kills Puerto Rico In Final Showdown
Author: 0 Kills Puerto Rico In Final Showdown

Ahh, classic bulletin board fodder! He held Team Puerto Rico to no hits into the seventh inning. "That's who they want to be like", he told ESPN . "That didn't sit well with us, so we did what we had to do", Jones said. Team USA added its eighth and final run in the eighth inning before having Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson finish Puerto Rico off. So the parade was going to either celebrate their WBC victory, or celebrate their overall WBC accomplishments, but there was going ...

Author: 0 March Madness 2017: Predicting the Final Four

If they continue to crash the offensive glass, they will have their way in the paint against OR, and will advance to the championship. Jordan Bell will need to figure out whether to concentrate on affecting the game with shot blocking (eight against Kansas) or to focus on the importance of being competitive with North Carolina on the glass.

Author: 0 Gonzaga favored over South Carolina

South Carolina's first trip to the Final Four is also a historic occasion for its sneaker and apparel provider. Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina . "The one thing in my history of players who have that is they always remain humble that they can fail at any time ". It kind of disappeared on us there the last month of the season.

Author: 0 Melo accepts role: 'I see the writing on the wall'

We weren't communicating well with each other in the first half. The Heat's only leads to that stage had been a pair of one-point edges in the second and third periods. "I see what it is", Anthony said late Wednesday night. "Which means you won't see us run [the hexagon] tonight against Miami either, but I'm aiming for before the season's end".

Author: 0 Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell misses practice with illness

When the original NCAA Tournament bracket came out, 68 teams all had hopes of earning their way into the Final Four . The second semifinal features OR and North Carolina . SC has been a defensive machine, forcing an average of 17 turnovers per NCAA Tournament game. They were down by 16 points after halftime in the regional final game against Notre Dame.

Author: 0 Martin O'Neill: Seamus Coleman has had successful surgery on broken leg

O'Shea, 35, played on but later had several stitches put into a shin wound. He said: "I haven't been able to speak to Seamus as yet and I hope to do so this afternoon. Surgeons are confident the 28-year-old will make a full recovery, but amid speculation he could be sidelined for up to six months, Ireland manager O'Neill was more cautious.

Author: 0 Experience of 2016 Final Four run guides UNC in Phoenix

Gonzaga, North Carolina, Oregon and SC. Gonzaga and SC never have been to a Final Four before. She has led the team in blocks and points now the Gamecocks are two wins away from the national title. Berry hurt his left ankle in last weekend's win over Kentucky, adding it to a previous injury to his right ankle. The very next night, the Tar Heels had to go up against No.

Author: 0 Bayern Munich in pole position to land Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez?

Whilst the Guardian claim that Sanchez is now Chelsea's number one target this summer. Chilean Sanchez was quoted in his homeland saying: "I'm happy in London [home of both Arsenal and current Premier League leaders Chelsea] and I want to finish my contract".

Author: 0 Wozniacki Outruns Pliskova For First Miami Final

Caroline Wozniacki has finally made her first Miami Open title match. On the men's side, Federer reached the semifinals following a hard-fought three-set 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Berdych. 3. Wozniacki took 62 of 104 points played in the final two sets, recovering more than nicely after letting the first set get away. I had a match point, didn't make it.

Author: 0 India beat Australia to win series

The main architect of India's victory was all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was named man of the match and series for his exceptional performance. Jadeja clinched 25 wickets and scored two half-centuries over the four Tests against the team from Down Under.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson Stays Hot With Dell Match Play Win

The subplots and storylines heading into Augusta are only going to magnify as we get closer, but there is no denying all eyes will be on Johnson. "I want to play who is playing the best right now, Rahm said". "This was a tough one, a tough match today against Jon". Tanihara hit two great shots, a flip wedge to a unsafe pin over the water on the 13th to 4 feet, and a long iron into the wind on the 14th to 6 feet, to win both holes and square the match.

Sport Federer Wins, Wawrinka Loses in Miami
Author: 0 Federer Wins, Wawrinka Loses in Miami

Kyrgios let slip three match points during a terrific second set breaker. It was a rematch of the final at Doha earlier this year, one that Pliskova took in straight sets. The pair were due to meet in the quarter-finals in Indian Wells a fortnight ago but Kyrgios, who has beaten Novak Djokovic twice this year, was forced to withdraw through illness.

Author: 0 Stan Warwinka Calls Roger Federer An A$$hole

Del Potro produced an incredible tweener to gain a point against Delbonis, while Djokovic showed some excellent technique at the net en route to defeat to eventual quarter-finalist Kyrgios, who retired through illness and aims to return for the Miami Open.

Author: 0 Wozniacki reaches her 1st Miami Open final, tops Pliskova

Czech Tomas Berdych, Miami finalist in 2010, defeated Gilles Muller 6-3, 6-4 while Australia's Nick Kyrgios held off a strong effort from big serving Croat Ivo Karlovic on the way to a 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) win. It wasn't the cleanest of victories, and as usual, the Kyrgios win came with controversy. Federer's progression means a meeting with long-time rival Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final remains a possibility.

Author: 0 Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery

Mickelson was undefeated in the three rounds of group play. In the 46 holes he has played over three days, he has led after every one of them, from the first hole of every match. Berger was in the water on the par-5 12th and Mickelson was just right of the green in two. Spieth didn't put much of a fight against Hideto Tanihara of Japan, making his debut in Match Play.

Sport Everton Have No Reason To Fear Liverpool, Says Koeman
Author: 0 Everton Have No Reason To Fear Liverpool, Says Koeman

Also, Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are unavailable for the derby. Guy Mowbray: "Does form go out of the window for derbies?". But he condemned the impact of the latest worldwide break on both teams' preparations for the derby.

Sport Arsene Wenger: Contract Situation an 'Easy Excuse' for Arsenal's Problems
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: Contract Situation an 'Easy Excuse' for Arsenal's Problems

On top of that we have Metro reporting that a poll of Gooners' wishes arranged by the Arsenal Supporters Trust produced a huge majority of 78 percent on the side of the club replacing Wenger in the summer. "I know the importance of being the coach of your country, for the national team". "I believe the priority in life is to focus on what is important", Wenger added.

Author: 0 3 charged in Atlanta I-85 fire and bridge collapse

Eleby faces a charge of criminal damage to property, while Broner and Thomas each were charged with criminal trespass. Three northbound and three southbound sections of the highway will need to be replaced, according to Russell R. Possibly the most fantastic - and positive - aspect of the enormous fire on Interstate Highway 85 in Atlanta Thursday evening is there were no deaths.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson holds off Jon Rahm to win third title in succession

But his chip down the slope checked up and stayed short of the ridge, and he had to settle for par. Extra holes looked on the cards when Rahm drove to the back edge of the 18th green, but a awful chip took the pressure off Johnson and he safely made par from the fringe to secure the title.

Author: 0 Kei Nishikori, Jack Sock reach Miami Open quarterfinals

Asked if this was the best he had ever played, Federer said, "For me, it's hard to say yes to that question". The Australia Open champion has lost only one match this year after returning from a five-month lay-off, and claimed the tie breaks 7-5 and 7-4 to progress to the quarter-finals in Florida.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson continues fast start to WGC as Rory McIlroy knocked out

Kjeldsen was to play Woodland in the third round, so he was assured of winning the group at 3-0. Win, and never mind simply the prospect of moving on to the weekend play in this mega-bucks event, Fisher would nearly certainly guarantee himself a last-minute invitation to the Masters next month.

Author: 0 Luis Garcia: Liverpool "is ready" for Top Four Challenge

Someone wants to tell me it's important as we'll learn something about the players. Klopp has no issue with Southgate, who called the Liverpool manager this week to explain his decision to field Lallana in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Author: 0 Hodge apologises to Kohli after backlash

Kohli, who captained India to victory in the emotionally-charged four-Test series, told reporters after the decisive Dharamasala match that he would never consider Australian players as friends again. "We feel very lucky if he is around". India ended the year as the No. 1 ranked team in the world with Virat Kohli being presented with the Test championship mace and a prize money of 1 million dollars.

Sport Kentucky takes out UCLA
Author: 0 Kentucky takes out UCLA

Despite his team's loss, Alford, mentioned as the top candidate to replace recently-fired Tom Crean at IN, was happy with his team's finish. The Sweet 16 of the 2017 NCAA Tournament rolled on Friday, with four more teams punching their tickets to the Elite Eight.

Author: 0 No intent from tearful Taylor - Long reflects on sickening Coleman injury

As Coleman was receiving treatment, Ledley was among those who could be seen walking away from the scene. "I've had plenty of stitches put in there". "There is no problem getting a hard tackle but when people are very late, and stuff like that, it is a different story", O'Shea reporters after the match.

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