By my count, the Sporting KC midfielder is the sixth-best option at right-back for the Yanks behind DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Lichaj, Geoff Cameron, Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler. Thank you for your service JJ, but that will be all. Tuesday's game was typical conservative ArenaBall, projecting a workman-like if largely uninspired performance against an attacking team seeking to capitalize on its home field advantage and urged on by a ferocious crowd.
It is an absolute, huge start to the year for me. "I was trying, when he looked at me, not to give him the sad face", he said . I don't think I was in any finals except maybe Brisbane previous year. For the first time in 10 years Federer has managed to win both a Grand Slam and a Masters 1000 event before Roland Garros and he proved once again that age is not a factor when it comes to his brilliance, as no one could expect this after being sidelined for 6 months.
She won the first three games of the second set - with Pliskova giving her racket a toss afterward - and then controlled the rest of the match. Her semifinal opponent is Johanna Konta, who fought adversity and a quality opponent in Simona Halep to come through in a grueling battle which lasted two and a half hours.
Dustin Johnson's great season shows no signs of letting up after he wrapped up another victory in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. I'm driving the ball great, I'm wedging it well. Rahm then drove through the green at the par-four 18th, ending up over the back, from where, perhaps distracted by a loud sudden banging noise just as he started his swing, he misjudged his 80-foot chip shot and could only par, allowing Johnson to escape with the win.
Will Las Vegas host the event in 2022? The Raiders will be playing the 2017 and 2018 season in their current home at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as they hold a pair of one year options on their lease. Today he told us, "They will play in Oakland in the 2017 season". Longtime Las Vegas columnist and former contributor to the Rocky Mountain News Norm Clarke joined Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro during Afternoon Drive, letting people know how the town is taking the news.
Leishman fired a final-round three-under par 69 to stand on 11-under 277 for 72 holes at the famed Orlando , Florida, layout in the first event since the death of tournament namesake Palmer, the golf legend who had hosted the event annually.
Of course, one poor result does not change the big picture. Coach Antonio Conte said the defeat only backed up his caution when asked in recent weeks by reporters about Chelsea's apparently unstoppable bid for the title. "There's a man on the other side, an outstanding individual like Wilf in Eden Hazard". "The defence was outstanding, the goalkeeper was outstanding".
Gonzaga (37-1), the top seed in the West Regional, will face North Carolina , the top seed in the South, for the title on Monday night. Berry missed the first free throw. Those two plays are a pretty good summation of who North Carolina is this season. The Tar Heels increased a three-point halftime lead early in the second half when Meeks stuck back a couple of misses.
He then set up substitute Divock Origi - on for the injured Mane - to power in Liverpool's third. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises his side for delivering a "well-deserved" Merseyside derby victory over Everton . Much of the talk before in the build-up centered around how Jurgen Klopp's side would deal with the red hot Romelu Lukaku , but come full time we'd be talking about an entirely different Belgian with Divock Origi coming off the bench to bag a thunderous victor.
The Gamecocks will face third-seeded Baylor on Friday in NY. With the win, SC advances to its first Sweet 16 since 1973, when the NCAA tournament only had 32 teams. The junior accounted for 10 of the Gamecocks' 14 points in the period, and two teams headed to the locker room with Arizona State leading 39-33. SC led Duke 54-51 with 10:43 left to play and built on the lead down the stretch.
This will be the message awaiting passengers in the Madeira Islands when the local airport is renamed after the local football hero. Portugal played their first match in Madeira since 2001 on Tuesday, going down 3-2 to Sweden. It was part of an official ceremony to rename the local airport as Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo . "It's always a great honour to work on project like that", Santos told Portuguese television channel RTP.
He said: "I would like to and I have said many times, on the tour of the United States, four or five (EDS) players will come with us because they are talented players". Whether the value of the Arsenal brand will be as strong if they fail to qualify for the Champions League remains to be seen, though Chelsea manager Antonio Conte may well tell Wenger that transfer business becomes significantly more challenging during a season outside Europe's elite.
Conte's side had won their past 10 league games at Stamford Bridge and had not lost there in any competition since September 16. And a third followed when Christian Benteke struck in the 11th minute with a goal which ultimately proved to be the victor.
Wenger's future beyond the end of this season remains unknown, but the facts are these - Arsenal trail fourth place by five points (albeit with a game in hand). For the Baggies, they equalled last season's points tally of 43, and recovered from successive defeats to keep their Europa League hopes alive. "It's very worrying because we are not used to that".
That said , Divock Origi , the man who replaced Mane in the 57th minute, didn't take long to prove himself an adequate replacement, scoring just three minutes after entering the fray with Robles on the meander once again. Barkley struggled for composure in a frenetic game, unlike Liverpool counterpart Coutinho, who oozed class and assuredness - not least when he sent Barkley skidding on his backside with a wonderful shimmy early in the second half.
Kohli injured his right shoulder while putting in a dive on the first day of the third Test match in Ranchi . Australia stunned the hosts with superb application - and Steve Smith's leadership - in the opening Test at Pune but India fought back with a win at Bengaluru.
This game makes it five consecutive triple-doubles and nine in his last 11 to get him up to 39 on the season, trailing Oscar Robertson by just two for most in a season. Goran Dragic scored 22 points and Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 16 rebounds for Miami, which missed 15 of its final 16 attempts from 3-point range.
But there are other logistical considerations as well, namely a pregnant wife at home in Australia that has affected his travel options. "That nearly made this become very easy for me to put on the schedule and change things up, " Scott said.
Open at Oakmont. Johnson's 1-up victory completed a week in which he never trailed in any of his seven matches, leading in 105 of the 112 holes he played. "If you divide it by the actual number of events he's played, he is in the top 10 in the world". Johnson will now head to the Masters on the back of three consecutive tournament victories following his recent successes at the Genesis Open and the WGC-Mexico Championship - the first golfer to achieve that on the PGA Tour since Rory ...
The last time UConn lost, on November 17, 2014, Collier and fellow sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson were still in high school. Winning had become routine, often by routs. Speaking of the Cowboys, even Dez Bryant was up late watching the game. "How many times do you get a chance to come back and beat a team after they beat you the way they did?" The Bulldogs got off to a hot start, grabbing a 22-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.
It was the first time in his career that one his fights went at least 12 rounds. Golovkin won 115-112 on two judges cards and 114-113 on the other. "We hope the other fighters think that Gennady's not as risky anymore, so now they'll sign a contract instead of just talking about fighting", Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler said.
Earlier Saturday night, Gonzaga beat SC 77-73 to reach the title game. The Oregon Ducks and North Carolina Tar Heels tipoff in the Final Four Saturday at 5:49pm Pacific Time on CBS. His 21 points came on 11 shots from the field and he only went 3 for 7 from behind the arc. Then Berry stepped to the line with four seconds left.
Speaking after the game, the Galatasaray striker revealed the England number one had complimented him on his finish, saying: "It was a f**king brilliant shot - unbelievable!" Pod, who scored his 49th goal on his 130th appearance, said: " England have a good team, a good manager and they now play a different style - before it was a like a rugby style".
It was a fight to the end with the bigger Bulldogs taking advantage of their twin towers - 7-foot freshman Zach Collins and 7-foot-1 senior Przemek Karnowski. Waiting for them were fiery Frank Martin and the big-game Gamecocks - and they took them head on for a tense 40 minutes. Karnowski contributed 13 points and five rebounds and Jordan Mathews had 12 points.
The airport in the island of Madeira was renamed " Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport" in the presence of Portuguese PM, President and thousands of fans. Portugal's squad landed on Monday at the airport, displaying the trophy it won at the 2016 European Championship in France. The Portuguese president Rebelo de Sousa was also in attendance Wednesday, praising the Real Madrid striker as "an example of excellence", despite political rumblings it was inappropriate to consign such ...
But the young German battled back from a set down and saved three match points to move in the last 16, where he fought off Wawrinka. "One bad game to start the second set and then it was tough for me", Wawrinka said. Though the Swiss great and Delpo have faced each other 20 times in the past 10 years, this was their first match in Miami and members of the South Florida Argentine community packed the stands at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne to cheer on their countryman, ...
Brian Elliott had another stellar game and helped the Calgary Flames secure their second trip to the playoffs in eight seasons. The Sharks play in Vancouver against the Canucks on Sunday in their final road game of the regular season, then return to SAP Center to play the Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Flames in their final homestand.
Team Israel still managed to put a handful of runs on the board afterwards, beating Cuba 4-1. They are 5-0 and loving it. In the third inning, he hit a two-out single to get runners in scoring position, but Adam Jones was unable to plate them.
United haven't won many of their must-win games this season, boasting a better record away from home than at Old Trafford, so fans possibly won't approach this match very optimistically. If displays of sportsmanship are a reason for being dropped, then the game is further gone than we imagined. United host Everton on Tuesday before a trip to Sunderland next weekend and Mourinho admits that the hectic fixture schedule is taking its toll on the players.
They then lost to Puerto Rico in an early preview of the what would be the Championship game. His added motivation came partly after his Puerto Rican mother was harassed on social media over his decision to compete for the Americans. Eric Hosmer hustled down the line to beat out a potential double-play ball, and that set up McCutchen's infield single to score Yellich. This tournament was dominated by the hardwood for each countries best, as power was the name of the game.
The Belgium global is now the division's top scorer this season with 21 goals and has attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United ahead of the summer transfer window. Under Howe's stewardship, Bournemouth were unbeaten in March as they won two and drew one of their three matches to move up to 11th in the table and nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman says the Liverpool bench complained so much in the Merseyside derby that they would not have been satisfied unless referee Anthony Taylor brandished eight red cards. Liverpool suffered an injury blow when Mane limped off after 57 minutes, having hurt his left leg in a collision with Baines. He added: " From both sides I saw tackles that were maybe more than a yellow ".
The Maranello went winless in 2016 but turned that around on Sunday as Vettel executed the flawless strategy to jump pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and take victory. "We have a great driver in Sebastian, winning four titles after his incredible surge into Formula One , and he will continue to be a force for many years to come".
If the United States hope to qualify for the 2018 World Cup , a victory against visiting Honduras on Friday is crucial. Yet a roster depleted by injuries, suspensions and a personal absence have cast a pall over the US chances. A kind assessment of the end of Klinsmann's reign would be to say the German coach, who led his homeland to the semifinal of the 2006 World Cup, was ahead of his time .
When Oregon announced forward Chris Boucher was out for the season with a torn ACL just before the Ducks faced Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament final, it appeared only a matter of time before the injury cost them. He then knocked down a 3-pointer from the right wing to pull UNC to within one, grabbed a defensive rebound on the other end and once again sliced through the Ducks' defense to find Meeks for a layup and a 37-36 lead.
On Saturday, Bell stood underneath the basket on back-to-back possessions with a chance to snatch an offensive rebound and give his squad an opportunity to Kris-Jenkins the Tar Heels in the final seconds. Joel Berry missed the ensuing free throws, but Meeks dug up another board to save the game and ice it. Dorsey converted on all 12 of his free throw attempts in the game and sank a miracle three-pointer that brought OR within three points in the final minute.
With the team now sitting in fourth place, Arena will be hoping that he will have most of the players back healthy as they continue to push forward to reach a top-3 spot in the table to earn a direct spot to Russian Federation 2018. Issues of organization and confidence under his predecessor, Jurgen Klinsmann, shadowed the program into the new year. This team fought for a result-unlike the squad that seemed confused and shellshocked in Costa Rica .
On this equivalent weekend two years ago, she was in Jackson, Mississippi, for a $25,000 tournament where her first opponent was ranked No. 1,171 in the world. "I'm definitely going to be looking forward to playing a lot of balls and a lot of tough points", she said. "I think there was so little in [this match] to go either way, so I'm just very pleased that I was able to really capitalize on a few more opportunities than her", Konta told press after the match.
Maye's shot with one second left gave UNC a 75 to 73 win over Kentucky in the Elite Eight game in Memphis. Theo Pinson brought the ball down and passed back to Maye. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 7 seed SC. We weren't going to call a timeout because it was 7.2 seconds, I believe. "We'll see you in Phoenix". He's likely played his final college game, as the probability of him entering the 2017 NBA Draft is high.
But with the SC fans making deafening noise, the Zags remained poised, going on a 7-0 run of their own that included four points from 7-foot, 300-pound Polish monster Przemek Karnowski, who returned in the second half after suffering an eye injury late in the first half .
A day after saving three match points and beating John Isner, the 19-year-old Zverev dominated the final two sets against Wawrinka, breaking twice in the second and three times in the third to earn a quarter-final encounter with either Belgian David Goffin or Australian Nick Kyrgios .
Coroner's Office manager Eric Sword told the hearing how American tourist Mr Cochran, 54, had died at the scene of multiple injuries after he was hit by the auto. The Hands Across Westminster Bridge vigil - also called #WeStandTogether - sought to show that various communities of London remain united and will not be divided by those who seek to divide communities to advance their agenda.
The Portuguese was spiky when it was suggested in the BBC's post-match interview that it had been an evenly-balanced game, but the reporter got off lightly compared to some of his own players. When you score a goal against these teams, you don't win 1-0, you win 3-0 or 4-0 because, when you score, the game is open and you have a completely different story because then they have to play a different way.
Despite Liverpool protests, Barkley escaped with a booking for a heavy challenge on the home defender's ankle five minutes before half-time in his side's 3-1 loss at Anfield. We knew about the intensity we needed to be ready for, and I thought we were. For Everton , it was a grim extension of their miserable record at Anfield, where they last won in 1999, while Liverpool completed a first double of derby wins since 2010-11.
Duke started the season the favorite to win the national championship. Amile Jefferson, who has played in more games than any Duke player ever, fought exceptionally hard and played a very good game. From then on the Gamecocks seemed to control the tempo of the game. Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and the seventh-seeded Wolverines rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to stun the second-seeded Cardinals in a Midwest Regional second-round game at Indianapolis.
The Brazilian worldwide has managed just one goal since mid-January, but it appears as though the global break served him well as he got into some unsafe positions early on in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. "Coutinho needs to be in form if Sadio Mane is not going to be there (due to injury)". The 23-year-old deserved to be sent off. Goals from Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho either side of an unlikely Matthew Pennington strike put the hosts ahead at half time before Divock ...
But I think that right now, he is the guy that everyone is saying he's playing the best golf in the world. The only other players with odds under 10-to-1 are Jordan Spieth, who is at 7-to-1, and Rory McIlroy, who is at 15-to-2. "It's just trying to do it. So, that side of things, getting No1 isn't the pressure that I feel, but that's the only way to really take big strides towards him because I don't think he's letting up anytime soon".
The Tar Heels picked up a 77-76 win Saturday night over the No. 3 seeded Oregon Ducks , moving one game away from their sixth NCAA basketball national title. The Ducks also got 13 and 15 from big man Jordan Bell, who briefly left the game due to an injury late in the first half. Williams-Goss missed a shot with 12.7 seconds left and SC rebounded and called a timeout trailing 75-72.
Under the tutelage of Eddie Jones England have maintained a faultless record and head to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin with history beckoning. We are batting at a good average. Ireland came into the match having lost two of the last four matches in the championship but on a soggy evening, the hosts' intensity and physicality helped them overwhelm the champions.
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.