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

Kennedy Meeks capped off his career night with an offensive rebound that helped North Carolina hold off OR 77-76 and get back into the NCAA championship game where its title hopes got dashed at the buzzer last. "They prepared us for his tendencies, and they do a great job of preparing us for their counters". Collins played 23 minutes and logged a few in the first half after Karnowski went out after getting poked in the eye.

Sport West Bromwich Albion frustrate Manchester United
Author: 0 West Bromwich Albion frustrate Manchester United

The Manchester United manager revealed his frustrations at another team coming to Old Trafford with the sole intention of getting a point and defending the box and not showing any ambition to try to play football against his side. His top choice is Antoine Griezman, whom he wants to bring this summer, at the end of the season. In the opening exchanges of the second half United were all over West Brom .

Author: 0 Mesut Ozil feels 'singled out' at Arsenal, won't exclude return to Germany

He wants to stay in London with Arsenal but he wants the Gunners to be a team that has a winning mentality and will challenge for the major trophies. Michael Ballack this week stated Ozil's options may be limited in terms of future employers, with only a handful of clubs able to meet the 28-year-old's wage demands and offer him guaranteed Champions League football.

Sport Xavier Musketeers next up for Gonzaga after knocking off Arizona
Author: 0 Xavier Musketeers next up for Gonzaga after knocking off Arizona

The Wildcats won the Pac-12 tournament, including an 86-75 victory over UCLA and an 83-80 win in the championship game over OR, like Arizona and UCLA a Sweet 16 team. As a freshman, he played three games for Xavier in their Sweet Sixteen run and previous year he played in both of Xavier's NCAA Tournament games. The Wildcats kept fighting through the setbacks, finishing the regular season tied with OR atop the Pac-12 at 16-2.

Author: 0 Sung Kang leads Rickie Fowler by 3 at Shell Houston Open

Americans Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley were in a share of second place after both shotting 67s while first-round leader Rickie Fowler (71) was a further stroke back in fourth place. Kang, 29, has never played in the Masters . Kang said he'll be playing conservatively and defensively, especially with the strong possibility of inclement weather on the way.

Author: 0 Lallana: England's future bright under Gareth Southgate

England's next match is against Scotland in June and providing he stays fit it seems likely Defoe will again be part of Gareth Southgate's plans with the manager hinting that next year's World Cup is also a possibility. "He's a player we really like", Southgate said of Manchester City winger Sterling. "There's a lot of things I do away from training and away from matchday that help me perform, so I'll just keep doing that".

Sport Antonio Conte Admits the League Title Has Gotten Interesting Now
Author: 0 Antonio Conte Admits the League Title Has Gotten Interesting Now

With Tottenham beating Burnley, Chelsea's lead at the top of the table has been reduced to seven points, but Cahill believes his side are still well placed to win the Premier League despite Saturday's disappointing result. Nobody expected it. Our plan was one of the keys to why we've won. "They're the two best teams and let's see what they can do". "It was there before he left for the Ivory Coast".

Author: 0 Roger Federer's dream season continues with Indian Wells title

Where are the players in their 20's? There was certainly some luck in Federer's title as the quarterfinal walkover against Nick Kyrgios likely helped Federer a great deal. I've lost some tough ones against you, but when you played the final in Australia, I was your biggest fan. Meanwhile, the tributes are pouring in for the ageless Federer...

Sport Pep Guardiola: Manchester City draw with Liverpool 'one of my happiest days'
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Manchester City draw with Liverpool 'one of my happiest days'

The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager. " More than ever I am willing to help the club take the next step forward over the next years if they want to stay with me". With both teams in love with going forward and scoring goals and generally not anxious about the defending part of the game, plenty of goals were expected, and while the chances to out the ball into the back of the net came, came and came some more , the players had an off day as far as finding the ...

Sport Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's desire following 3-1 win over Middlesbrough
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's desire following 3-1 win over Middlesbrough

Everton are seventh but one of the form teams in the league and are level on points with the Gunners, holding plenty of momentum heading into their remaining fixtures. 'I believe that I am able to transmit this serenity to those who work with me, to my players. Manchester United's Antonio Valencia walks in the third goal in United's 3-1 win, after an error caught Middlesbrough goalkeeper Víctor Valdes out of the area.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Visit Spurs Monday NBA Action

James scored 17 points before departing, but the Cavs endured their ninth defeat in 15 games in March. No. 1: Lue may punt on high seed to rest Cavs' stars - For the first time since November 9, 2015, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not leading the Eastern Conference standings.

Sport Sam Allardyce: 'Wilfried Zaha can emulate Eden Hazard'
Author: 0 Sam Allardyce: 'Wilfried Zaha can emulate Eden Hazard'

Chelsea are now seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham with nine games to play, beginning with Wednesday's clash with rivals Manchester City. "But I always said that the league finishes when it is mathematically sure you have won.

Sport WBC 2017: Bracket, Friday's schedule, and results
Author: 0 WBC 2017: Bracket, Friday's schedule, and results

USA infielder Brandon Crawford (26) and outfielder Adam Jones (10) celebrate following the game against the Dominican Republic during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park , San Diego March 18, 2017. "But this tournament is different". The whole country has been watching, has been celebrating his nomination. Miguel Cabrera did not play due to lower back tightness, but Victor Martinez went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Sport Can: Liverpool getting back to their best
Author: 0 Can: Liverpool getting back to their best

Sadio Mane, who scored a predatory late victor in the reverse fixture, got things started with a brilliant solo effort, relentlessly running at the visitors retreating back-line before sliding his effort through the legs of derby débutante Matthew Pennington en-route to beating Toffee's 'keeper Joel Robels.

Sport Vettel and Ferrari take F1 opener in Australia
Author: 0 Vettel and Ferrari take F1 opener in Australia

With new regulations created to make the cars faster this season, Vettel proved Ferrari's extra pace in preseason testing was genuine. Bookmakers had pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton as a heavy favourite to win at Albert Park but the Briton finished runner-up, almost ten seconds behind Vettel after complaining of poor grip on the lakeside circuit.

Author: 0 Another Eric to kick-start an era of United dominance

And even if they don't, they could still qualify for Europe's elite competition by winning the Europa League this season, in which they are now in the last eight and face a trip to Anderlecht next week looking to progress to the semi-finals.

Sport Tv channel schedule, NCAA March Madness basketball Sweet 16
Author: 0 Tv channel schedule, NCAA March Madness basketball Sweet 16

I'm just blessed to play under Coach Alford. UCLA shot the ball pretty well in the first meeting with Kentucky , going 35-for-66 from the field and 10-for-23 from 3-point land. He led the nation in assists and averaged almost 15 points per game, shooting 42 percent from 3-point land, and also stuffing the box score in various other categories.

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Author: 0 Guardiola "happy and proud" as City draw with Liverpool

Liverpool also face one of their biggest games of the season at the start of next month, the Merseyside derby at home to Everton, and will be equally relieved not to have gone into the break brooding on a defeat. A draw was probably a fair result in the end, keeping the teams in the last two Champions League qualifying places. Simon Mignolet blocked Leroy Sane's cross-shot with his left boot after 19 minutes, David Silva slicing the rebound over the crossbar to spurn City's first real chance ...

Sport Figure skating-Medvedeva shows mental strength to match sublime skill
Author: 0 Figure skating-Medvedeva shows mental strength to match sublime skill

The Canadians scored a record 82.43 points skating to a Prince medley, and beat their own short dance world record by nearly two points. She said, 'That was a very dramatic movement.' I kind of smiled out of the corner of my mouth. Kaetlyn Osmond completed an incredible comeback to take home the silver medal. Meaning, that state of anxiety hasn't changed any from last time they were at a worlds championship.

Author: 0 Mississippi State stuns CT in Final Four

But they also found new roles for players. She was successful in two USA professional leagues - the American Basketball League and the WNBA. "You've got to use it to build a stronger foundation for the program going forward". Coaches - MSU: Vic Schaefer, 124-50 at MSU (5th year), 204-160 overall (12th year). You've got to see it. "Because of what they lost, three top picks".

Author: 0 Kohli's return to be known in second week of April

The aggressive Australian player who suffered from a fractured toe during the India vs Australia series and returned home after the Bangalore Test, is being trolled on Twitter for messaging a fake Virat Kohli by mistake. All these global cricketers joining the casualty list comes on the back of a long home season that saw the Indian team play 13 Test matches along with limited overs cricket.

Author: 0 After Vijay, Rahul, now Ashwin to miss IPL due to injury

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also set to miss atleast a few matches and his availability will be assessed only during the second week of April. The injury layoff will break the streak for Kohli who has missed only one Indian Premier League game - in the inaugural season in 2008.

Author: 0 Gonzaga brings South Carolina's fairytale run to an end in Final Four

Gonzaga squandered a 14-point, second-half lead before holding on to edge SC 77-73, while North Carolina grabbed an offensive rebound after missing two free throws in the final seconds to beat OR 77-76. And we were all really confident whether they went zone or they went man. Let me be clear: This was a really depressing end to a game. {Gonzaga is} just a good team and we had a good season....

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson ponders staying in field for Shell Houston Open

Johnson gave another hole away when he three-putted from inside 30 feet at the 10th, but he restored his four-hole lead at the long 12th when Rahm missed another birdie chance from short range. Johnson's 15th PGA Tour title was a breeze until Sunday. Luke Donald did it in 2001, but that was before round-robin play and so Donald played only six 18-hole matches that week.

Author: 0 Mississippi State ends UConn's 111-game streak

This season, SC overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to win 64-61 in Columbia. I'm just enjoying it right now, like everywhere I go, can I get a picture, can I get an autograph? UConn had not lost a game since November 17, 2014. UConn rallied from a 16-point deficit, its biggest during its NCAA record streak, to take a 59-56 lead in the fourth quarter. The point guard averages 2.14 turnovers per game, and based off the way she is playing lately - the 41 points against Baylor, the ...

Author: 0 Houston Open: Rickie Fowler leads after first round

Fowler was to throw the opening pitch at the Houston Astros' game with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday evening. Fowler chose to skip last week's WGC Match Play Championship to ensure he was fresh for the season's first major and there was no doubting his energy yesterday.

Author: 0 Women's hockey team, USA Hockey reach agreement, settling pay dispute

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the US women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships . The governing body also revealed they would establish a women's high performance advisory group of former and current players from the USA women's national team programme, along with volunteer and staff leadership.

Sport Wenger claims top-four failure will not affect Arsenal decision
Author: 0 Wenger claims top-four failure will not affect Arsenal decision

While Alexis Sanchez managed to equalize just three minutes later, West Brom took command of the match once again in the 55th minute when substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored with only his second touch of the game. 'It was an important win but we're certainly looking forward to building on it'. "We didn't create enough". Speaking after the game, Wenger said he had made up his mind about his future and would make his intentions public "very soon".

Sport Pogba returns to training ahead of Everton clash
Author: 0 Pogba returns to training ahead of Everton clash

Mourinho pointed blame at the attacking quartet of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for lacking a killer touch. Manchester United can't move into the top four with a win, but three points will be essential if they want to keep pace with fourth-place Liverpool.

Sport Manchester United boss Mourinho annoyed by defensive West Brom
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Mourinho annoyed by defensive West Brom

Mourinho pointed blame at the attacking quartet of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for lacking a killer touch. Hull, Stoke and Burnley are among the others to have frustrated Mourinho's men on home soil, leaving them scrapping for a top-four finish rather than the title.

Author: 0 Dele Alli says new England boss Gareth Southgate is a 'fantastic' coach

Defoe ended a three-and-a-half absence from the global stage on Sunday, opening the scoring in England's 2-0 Wembley win over Lithuania. "We were having a joke earlier in the week about what he was doing when I was born", said Dele Alli, who was seven when Defoe made his England debut against Sweden back in 2004.

Author: 0 Kohli unhappy with balls in Ranchi

Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb put together a 124-run partnership to save the match after Australia had slipped to 63 for four early on the final day. Before that, such a gutsy rescue hadn't happened on the sub-continent for an Australian side since before Handscomb was born, way back in 1989. Of course, it wasn't a victory but batting more than a day to fend off defeat in India - despite the blandness of the pitch and the perplexing swoon of star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin - feels like a ...

Sport Liverpool star facing month out after sustaining injury on worldwide duty
Author: 0 Liverpool star facing month out after sustaining injury on worldwide duty

The Liverpool midfielder completed the entire 2-0 victory on Sunday but received a knock in the process and it is serious enough to potentially rule him out of the club's next five Premier League games. "We are not the only team that suffered. As long as we don't work together we will have these situations all the time ". Klopp recognises this is a reward for one of the most professional and technically-gifted players he works with and the latest injury was bad luck and terrible timing, ...

Author: 0 Zverev defeats Wawrinka, moves into Miami quarters

I had no more gas", said Wawrinka. Wawrinka took the first set 6-4 but Zverev converted four of his five break points as he won the next two 6-2 6-1. 'I definitely got very lucky at the end, but I think I showed great heart today. With his second consecutive win over Zverev, after beating the German at Indian Wells' Masters 1000.

Sport Liverpool rue Mane blow after derby success
Author: 0 Liverpool rue Mane blow after derby success

However, Liverpool will be extremely anxious over the nature of his injury. Mane went down with what looked like a knee injury and could not support himself when getting back up. "I thought it was deserved". Mane, who put Liverpool ahead in the eighth minute with another solo goal, was in pain in the dressing room after the game and Klopp said the forward "didn't look comfortable".

Author: 0 Why top-seeded Villanova was upset by Wisconsin

With his team in the midst of an ugly stretch that included five losses in six Big 10 games, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard noted the stress would toughen the players if they could work through the stretch and remain confident. 1 seed has dropped in the Round of 32, and since 2010, top seeds have come out unscathed of the first two rounds in only 2012 and 2016. "This is the greatest, I think, sporting event in our country", Villanova coach Jay Wright said.

Author: 0 Roger Federer vs. Stan Wawrinka: Score, Reaction from 2017 Indian Wells

The world's top-two, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, are both out of the tournament nursing right elbow injuries and Federer will be seeded No4 behind Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic. "Because this was not part of the plan, to win Australia and Indian Wells , I can tell you that". "I hope my body is going to allow me to keep on playing", he said.

Author: 0 Liverpool vs Everton: Ronald Koeman slams Jurgen Klopp after Everton defeat

By doing the so, the Senegal global became the first player since Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in 2014 to score in both derby fixtures. Klopp removed Coutinho to preserve a crucial element of his forward line after seeing another member, Sadio Mane, limp off with a left leg injury in the 57th after landing awkwardly in a challenge.

Author: 0 United States faces pivotal World Cup Qualifier versus Honduras

In January, Arena said he wouldn't call in Dempsey for these games, that it was too soon after his return to playing for Seattle, but then he reconsidered when the US ran into a spate of injuries (including forwards Bobby Wood and Jordan Morris).

Sport F1 Australian GP: Raikkonen: Ferrari can produce 1-2 results
Author: 0 F1 Australian GP: Raikkonen: Ferrari can produce 1-2 results

Sebastian Vettel claimed Ferrari's first win at Melbourne's Albert Park since 2007 to justify excitement about the SFH70, which has been building since the start of pre-season testing. "How much we have succeeded we will see". Hamilton pitted on lap 17 and lost time behind Verstappen's auto when he emerged, with Vettel staying out for six more laps.

Sport Watford to sign Tom Cleverley from Everton on permanent deal
Author: 0 Watford to sign Tom Cleverley from Everton on permanent deal

The 27-year-old is now on loan at the Premier League club after agreeing a deal in January to quit Everton until the end of the season. The English midfielder's loan spell at the Hornets is scheduled to end at the end of the season. Everton fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to Watford's decision to sign Cleverley on a permanent contract . Watford chief executive Scott Duxbury said: "We're very pleased to secure Tom's signature".

Author: 0 The Cavs Do Not Look Like a Championship Team Right Now

The loss was Cleveland's 11th in their last 18 games, and they've fallen from the top spot in the Eastern Conference for the first time since November 2015. James had two dunks in a span of 15 seconds as Cleveland built a 23-point lead. They not only looked like their old selves, they played like it too.

Author: 0 United States blanks Puerto Rico to win WBC title

Team USA had never before made the WBC final, only getting as far as the semifinals in 2009. Lugo, however, was Puerto Rico's starting pitcher , and the 6-foot-4 right-hander definitely came up small allowing four runs on five hits over four-plus innings.

Author: 0 With deal reached, United States women's national hockey team will participate at worlds

While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. Still, USA Hockey mandates a time-consuming training schedule which makes outside employment hard for the players. USA Hockey's board and the women's national team have reached an agreement over their wages after months of back-and-forth.

Author: 0 Thornwell bottled up by Gonzaga as South Carolina's run ends

The Bulldogs improved to 37-1 by withstanding another comeback from SC, which came into the Final Four hot enough to beat No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Baylor and No. "They rebound well and we are big on offensive rebounding ". He finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in off the bench. Gonzaga shot just under 70 percent from the floor in the first ten minutes and would shot 58 percent in the first half.

Author: 0 West Ham boss Slaven Bilic remains motivated despite ongoing speculation

The Hammers have attempted to quash speculation over Bilic's future after his side crashed to their fourth straight Premier League defeat on Saturday. Manuel Lanzini came close to doubling West Ham's lead when he cut inside from the left and drilled a powerful effort that Jakupovic pushed away. Silva extended his unbeaten home league record as a manager, stretching back through spells at Estoril, Sporting Lisbon and Olympiacos, to an impressive 39 matches.

Sport Injured Kohli doubtful for Dharamsala Test
Author: 0 Injured Kohli doubtful for Dharamsala Test

Iyer would be joining the team on Friday morning. The tourists' due diligence on the fitness of the recalled Cummins included precautionary back scans between Tests. I can attain Zen-like calm". I was just focusing on my batting. "So hopefully it will help me with my sleep over the next five days". I have some routines once the match finishes.

Author: 0 Spurs pound LeBron, Cavs

I think it just starts with our practice habits and what we demand out of each other. "I like our team". The fourth quarter was garbage time, with the Spurs opening up a 33-point lead at one point. James was seen huddling in an intense, personal conversation with an obviously-emotional Kyrie Irving as reporters left the locker room. Frustrated, down, tired, confused - all would've been appropriate and expected after Cleveland dropped into second place in the Eastern Conference for the ...

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