Author: 0 Shock defeat raises questions about Chelsea's title drive

But there are some worrying signs for Chelsea fans that the next few weeks could be more nerve-wracking than had seemed likely to be the case. Police said much of their work prior to the match was related to pyrotechnics, while bag searches and sniffer dogs are present on match days at Stamford Bridge.

Sport Wenger told me he is staying at Arsenal, reveals Pulis
Author: 0 Wenger told me he is staying at Arsenal, reveals Pulis

The 67-year-old continues to divide opinion among Arsenal supporters. Our output against Everton was as good as any output we've achieved this year. Arsenal face Manchester City away from home at the start of April and a huge improvement is needed if anything positive is to come from that match- and all we can do is identify the things we learned from this horror result.

Author: 0 North Carolina Squeaks By Oregon 77-76 To Return To Title Game

Carolina might be the most talented team remaining in the tournament, but OR is also a club that has a ton of quality guys. This was the first Final Four appearance in the school's history, just 22 years after they made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1995.

Author: 0 Only one London team worth playing for, says Wenger

Wenger told Sky Sports: "We have 11 games to go in the Premier League and now you can not change completely the structure of the team". However, this might be a flawless game for the manager, with Arsenal fans not expecting to get anything from today's game, the team can play a free flowing attacking game with nothing to lose.

Author: 0 Liverpool wanted eight red cards! - Koeman explains derby anger

We came back after an unlucky goal, a good goal, but an unlucky goal between the legs, which is always hard for the goalkeeper. "We had some chances but we did a mistake and they punished us". To another side, Ronald Koeman was likewise compelled to play without several first-team regulars as Bolasie, Mori, Schneiderlin, McCarthy and unlucky Coleman were all ruled out due to various injuries.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Petit meets with stars over Arsene Wenger

Wenger's side face an uphill task to secure a Champions League qualifying spot with the Gunners now seven points behind Sunday's opponents, Manchester City. If there's any time Arsenal need to show their quality and character, it is now. If Arsenal do finish outside the Champions League positions, there is likely to be an overhaul of their squad during the summer.

Sport Mourinho reacts to goalless draw
Author: 0 Mourinho reacts to goalless draw

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: "It's an unbelievable unbeaten run, 19 matches in the modern Premier League is wonderful, is fantastic, but too many draws at home because some draws away from home are very acceptable, positive". "The other ones were a flash of talent, a glimpse of talent, one good action, nearly a goal". "This is deja vu all season". "But it is too many draws at home, because some draws away from home are acceptable, positive, you can deal with it.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth rates Dustin Johnson's chances at The Masters

He's the guy to beat. "I believe you guys can attest to this, but I called this", Spieth said while speaking to the media about Johnson's surge to the top of the golfing world after three consecutive victories, via Golf Magic . "I'm trying to figure out what is best for me". Try as they might, players have an uphill battle convincing themselves - or anyone else - that next week is just another event.

Author: 0 Sanchez: I played as a goalkeeper in jail

Ozil told Sportbild , as quoted by Metro: "You can not believe everything that is written, I just want to say that I still have a one-year contract and I love to run for this club". Both Sanchez and German playmaker Mesut Ozil are stalling over new contracts, but Wenger expressed confidence they will both elect to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Author: 0 Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

They also don't think it will matter once the games begin. "For him to go from where he was at his darkest time to where he is now is pretty heartwarming and you couldn't be happier from the kid". We held those guys, they were a red-hot team, shooting 53 percent, and they shoot 35. "The general distraction meter is going to go out the roof", he said.

Author: 0 Gonzaga holds off South Carolina 77-73 in Final Four

The Gonzaga-South Carolina meets the North Carolina-Oregon game for the national championship on Monday. "We said all year that we're a tight group, we said that we're brothers, we said that we stick together, and it shows", Williams-Goss told CBS.

Author: 0 Venus Williams Is Going For It

She holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Williams, including winning their two matches past year. "It's tough when you lose that first set after having set points, it definitely hurts you a little bit, but I had a good start to that second set and that got me going, got me grinding".

Author: 0 Will the NBA playoffs lead to Cavs-Warriors III in the finals?

Thompson is averaging 22.2 points and shooting 41.8 percent from three. The Spurs have eight left and would have to go 8-0 down the stretch and hope the Warriors stub their toe and lose three of their last seven, which would result in both teams finishing 65-17, giving the Spurs the top seed based on the 3-1 edge in the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Author: 0 Sung Kang three strokes ahead as Rickie Fowler falters late

Russell Henley heads into the final round in third at 13 under. Fowler, who started his round at nine under, reached 17 under with two holes to play Saturday. Mickelson is one of the players that loves to tee it up in Houston the week before the Masters because the course here mimics Augusta National - big-shouldered holes bordered by relatively light rough and tight lies around the sloping, super-quick, putting surfaces.

Author: 0 Sadio Mane Liverpool beat Everton 3-1 despite forward's injury

He added: " From both sides I saw tackles that were maybe more than a yellow ". The Everton manager cited the Bosnian after he remonstrated with officials for their failure to send Barkley off. Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Everton at Anfield on Saturday. Jagielka headed on, Ashley Williams challenged Coutinho inside the six-yard box and the ball broke loose for a gleeful Pennington to pounce in front of the Kop.

Author: 0 Germany 1-0 England

Ultimately, however, it was Podolski who honored to his country, settling the more-than-just-a-friendly clash with a 69th-minute wonder strike. "I don't know if [when] it comes to a tournament, they are always nervous". For us, the objective was served". Low said that his side started nervously, and praised England for their intensity all over the pitch. "We should have had the game won but I am very pleased with what we did".

Author: 0 Will Team USA be in uniform?

The boycotting players and US hockey reached a deal just days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan , ensuring they'll be on the ice - and paid for their efforts. Together, WE dared to make history. Hopefully U.S.A. Hockey pays attention and provides the women's team with the equitable treatment they so rightfully deserve.

Author: 0 Final Four 2017: Gonzaga vs

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski returned to the second half after suffering a poke to the right eye in the first half that had caused him to writhe on the court in pain. Against a team that likes to target the paint, USC's defense is going to be tested. "But it does give us more confidence knowing that he'll be out there with us".

Sport Cavs End Miserable March With 122-105 Rout Of Hapless 76ers
Author: 0 Cavs End Miserable March With 122-105 Rout Of Hapless 76ers

Following Thursday's loss in Chicago, the Cavs held a players-only meeting to clear the air. Sherman contends that the Cavaliers might just be cruising to end the regular season. LeBron James had 26 points, ten rebounds and eight assists while Kyrie Irving scored 20 points but it was not enough. Cleveland came in trailing Boston by a half-game for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Author: 0 Freddie Roach: GSP wants Conor McGregor for his final fight

Conor McGregor during the UFC 205 post fight press conference. Today is the 1st of April, also known as April Fool's Day, and Kavanagh, who likes to have his fun on social media, decided that it was the ideal time to announce that the much-discussed Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout has been " confirmed ".

Sport Lee, Beauvillier lead Islanders to 2-1 win over Devils
Author: 0 Lee, Beauvillier lead Islanders to 2-1 win over Devils

Before the game, Islanders coach Doug Weight said it is unlikely either Hamonic or Cizikas will play again this season. "It didn't look great, but I'm always hopeful", said Weight. Lee quickly shuffled the puck to his backhand and put it through Kincaid's legs for his 29th of the season with NY on the man-advantage. NY scored once on the 10 power-play chances.

Sport Warriors use big fourth quarter to hold off Rockets 107-98
Author: 0 Warriors use big fourth quarter to hold off Rockets 107-98

But Curry and Klay Thompson led a team effort to haul the Warriors back into contention in the second quarter, gradually chipping away at San Antonio's lead to close to within three points at half-time. The Cavs went 7-10 in the month of March and have dropped five out of their last eight games. But the Warriors closed strong - which has been an occasional issue for them this season, but not of late.

Sport José Mourinho lays into a reporter after West Brom draw
Author: 0 José Mourinho lays into a reporter after West Brom draw

Manchester United: De Gea 5, Valencia 6, Bailly 6, Rojo 6, Young 5, Carrick 5, Fellaini 6, Mkhitaryan 4, Lingard 6, Martial 5, Rashford 6. West Brom's record away to the teams above them in the table is also poor, with five defeats from five and only one goal scored in that time.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook took one of Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City records from him

He helped the Thunder (43-31), winners in eight of their last 10 games, secure a play-off berth on Wednesday. Westbrook finished Monday's win with a game-high 23.2 nERD, per numberFire Live. Westbrook had nine points, four rebounds and two assists in the first quarter, but he also had five turnovers. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Magic were ahead with double-digit advantages, and that's when the Thunder superhero came along.

Sport Gary Woodland's withdrawal KOs Rory McIlroy at Match Play
Author: 0 Gary Woodland's withdrawal KOs Rory McIlroy at Match Play

He took a 1-up lead with a wedge in tight on the par-5 16th, and then his pitching wedge that landed inches from the cup and settled 2 feet away for a birdie on the 17th to end it. Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the second hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Austin, Texas .

Author: 0 Koeman slams 'crazy' Liverpool antics after feisty derby

Divock Origi, who replaced Mane, scored the third goal, with Philippe Coutinho's superb shot having made it 2-1 at half-time after Matthew Pennington's first senior goal briefly brought Everton level. We're different, we're more into the game and not about what happened with referees, linesmen and tackles. Much like in the first half, the visitors enjoyed plenty of possession early on but were unable to really punish their opponents, with Ashley Williams's sliding attempt at the back ...

Sport Chuck Berry's Surprising Net Worth When He Died
Author: 0 Chuck Berry's Surprising Net Worth When He Died

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones said , "I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing". His lyrics shone above others [and] threw a unusual light on the American Dream. While Elvis Presley gave rock and roll its libidinous, hip-shaking image, Berry was the auteur, setting the narrative for a generation no longer weighed down by hardship or war.

Author: 0 Final Four time with S Carolina-Gonzaga, Oregon-UNC in semis

The Gamecocks kicked into NCAA Tournament mode, battled all the way back and then some, setting up a thrilling finish. Of the seven Gonzaga players who have logged over 600 minutes this season, Collins has the highest points per 100 possessions (32.5), true shooting percentage (70.6) and win shares per 40 minutes (.303).

Author: 0 Oregon Vs. North Carolina Live: NCAA Tournament Final Four Game Score, Highlights

Gonzaga is excellent guarding the ball, and 6-9 Johnathan Williams is a long-armed, athletic defender who can switch onto guards or come from the weak side to block shots. The Zags didn't trail again. But we practiced it a lot. GLENDALE, Ariz . (AP) — The NCAA Tournament is ready to carve out its finalists from among the Final Four .

Sport Bulls top hawks; Schweinsteiger scores in debut
Author: 0 Bulls top hawks; Schweinsteiger scores in debut

Nobody is saying the Bulls are better without Wade because losing Wade meant losing 18.6 points per game, a championship pedigree and the calmness under pressure to deliver in big, fourth-quarter moments. Rondo has averaged 11.8 points and 8.4 assists since Wade went down. "(The Bulls) responded to us well and you have to give them credit", Schroder said.

Sport Munster reach final four but casualty list a worry
Author: 0 Munster reach final four but casualty list a worry

Munster have won 31 of their last 34 home games in the European Cup and have won seven of eight home quarter-final ties. Munster made hay in his absence, going to the corner where their first attempt was halted illegally, they went back to their maul and then asked the forwards to take the ball on until John Ryan forced his way through Thierry Dusautoir's tackle to score.

Sport Did Crayola Retire The Dandelion Crayon?
Author: 0 Did Crayola Retire The Dandelion Crayon?

The brand will celebrate Dandelion's retirement and announce more details about the new color. If you're still grieving Dandelion, however, you're probably in good company, as Crayola has retired colors before. Though Crayola has never dropped a color from its box-set before, it has retired other crayons in the past. For an addition fee, a limited edition, two-pound dandelion crayon will be for sale in the Crayola Store.

Author: 0 Manchester United earn 600th Premier League win, move to fifth

In the Reds' third game in less than a week, goals from Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia secured a vital three points, meaning Mourinho's men now climb above Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League table. United became the first team to win 600 Premier League matches thanks to their 3-1 victory at struggling Middlesbrough on a landmark Sunday. The summer before, they buy the best player of Borussia Dortmund.

Author: 0 Largest money on North Carolina among Final Four teams

Those point guards will be key to not turning the ball over. Staley tells her players that opponents are "nameless and faceless" to keep them from getting overwhelmed by the names on opponents' jerseys. Stanford (32-6) trailed 14-10 with 1:57 left in the opening period before the Cardinal responded with the next 11 points. Gordon said. "It's an opportunity that not a lot of people get to partake in and for me it was just like a no-brainer, honestly".

Author: 0 Man Utd 0-0 West Brom: Five things we learned

He's started just 27 Premier League games for United over the last three seasons after he endured a double leg break in September 2015 just as he was displaying his best performances in a United shirt. "I can smile if I lose, if I win, if I draw". "If you compare our situation with our opponents, West Bromwich Albion, only one player on global duty".

Sport KL Rahul fifty helps India rout Australia, win back Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Author: 0 KL Rahul fifty helps India rout Australia, win back Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Mathew Wade (25 not out) and Pat Cummins (12) then added 15 runs for the seventh wicket, before Jadeja had Cummins caught at slip. At tht foothills of the Himalayas, Kohli stood vindicated with the likes of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav putting in impressive performances.

Author: 0 Premier League, round 30 Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

We started to build something good for the future, and the ambitions of this club are the same as mine and my players. "For [the media] it's a good result because it makes the championship more interesting, but I always said the league is finished when mathematically you have won it, otherwise you must play every game to try to win because in England there are no easy matches".

Author: 0 Gonzaga holds off SC 77-73 in Final Four

The team shot just 30.3 percent in the second half. They need a performance more like the 23-point, eight-rebound, four-assist game he produced against Xavier in the Elite Eight if they want to cut down the nets Monday. South Carolina's offense is not remotely close to Final Four-caliber, but Frank Martin's defense is so stingy that it hasn't mattered. "I had a fever and a headache, but I'm fine now", Thornwell said Friday.

Author: 0 India on track for victory

It was India's fastest bowler Umesh Yadav who started Australia's down fall by taking David Warner's wicket in the fourth over of the innings. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins had bowled splendidly in India's first innings, and had taken four wickets too, but had to bowl 55 backbreaking - and often heartbreaking, given how much they tested India's batsmen - overs between them.

Author: 0 Crystal Palace 'can upset Chelsea if they are clinical'

It is very important for me and my players. "We have great experience to face this situation". The forward, though, has still found himself the centre of attention following reports this week he is a target for Real Madrid. Conte understands why his star attacker, on course for a second PFA Player of the Year crown in three years after playing a direct part in 15 league goals this term, is being so heavily linked with the European giants.

Author: 0 Basketball season ends in frustration for Stanford women

It will be the third team USC has played in four games that spent some time in the country's No. 1 ranking this year; it's the fourth time in four games the Gamecocks are underdogs. North Carolina leads the nation in rebounding margin at plus-13 per game and North Carolina is 31-3 when it outrebounds opponents. As a freshman, Thornwell's win shares per 40 minutes ratio was 0.089.

Author: 0 Wenger: I'm not bigger than Arsenal

The Frenchman said: "How did I interpret his comments?" Manchester City manager Guardiola, however, believes Wenger can turn the situation around. Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday as they welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium.

Sport Hamilton and Vettel looking forward to F1 title fight
Author: 0 Hamilton and Vettel looking forward to F1 title fight

At least we have a great driver in Sebastian [Vettel]. "In Australia, there is a lot of Italian support and to have the team not challenging, let alone winning, would have been a huge disappointment for Ferrari and Ferrari fans around the world, so it's the best possible start for them really".

Author: 0 Australia lose Smith and Renshaw, India sense victory

India entered the day five of the third Test against Australia in a position of advantage with the match in their grip, it was a challenge for Australia to survive the fifth day in Ranchi . The tourists eventually reached 204 for 6 at stumps on the fifth and final day, after the hosts made a mammoth 603-9 declared in their first innings in Ranchi .

Author: 0 Westbrook scores 57 as Thunder win; Celtics, Knicks both lose

Those caveats are worth noting, but they should not detract from Westbrook's 38th and best triple-double of the season. He scored 37 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists to record his 37th triple-double of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season.

Author: 0 India close in on win after Jadeja's allround brilliance

At stumps, India were 19-0, needing another 87 runs to win the test and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Lokesh Rahul's 58-run knock was supported by Ajinkya Rahane, who registered his first Test win as a captain with a steady 38-run knock. India lost Vijay to Cummins and Pujara to Maxwell's brilliance in the field in the same over when thoughts of the Galle collapse in 2015 resurfaced.

Author: 0 Federer in, Wawrinka out on mixed day for Swiss

I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out". "Every match is going to be tough from now on", said second-seeded Kei Nishikori, who also survived a three-setter to reach the quarters. Bautista battled back to defeat Querrey 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the third round. Federer started out strong in the first game and later Bautista - who had beaten United States player Sam Querrey in the previous round - was forced to battle back from a 0-40 deficit to avoid ...

Author: 0 Ageless Federer's fairytale continues as he now aims for Miami

Wawrinka, a three-time grand slam champion but with only one Masters title to his name, responded immediately and took Federer's serve for the first time in the week in the opening game of the set, ending 42 consecutive holds for the veteran.

Sport Robin Lopez suspended one game, Bulls call up Cameron Payne
Author: 0 Robin Lopez suspended one game, Bulls call up Cameron Payne

It's too expensive", said Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on the frequency of fighting in the league. As their teammates rushed over to separate the two players, Lopez threw a punch in Ibaka's direction. "I'm not just going to be out there and watch a man like him punch me and walk away". Unfortunately, Ibaka had 16 points and six rebounds and was the only guy not named DeMar DeRozan who was playing well for Toronto.

Sport Defoe on song as England beat Lithuania
Author: 0 Defoe on song as England beat Lithuania

The 46-year-old referenced veteran striker Jermain Defoe, who scored his first global goal since March 2013 against Lithuania on Sunday, and his hunger to force his way into his plans as being the level of craving he expects. "I am not going to eulogise over the performance", he said. Your mother always told you "eat your veg". "It's down to me to go back to my club and have a good finish to the season", he said.

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