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Author: 0 LEADING OFF: 3 games on opening day, capped by Cubs-Cards

The Cubs are coming off their first World Series title since 1908, while the Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season for the first time since 2010. Before Minnesota hosted the Royals, the Twins planned a tribute to Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who died at 25 in a vehicle crash during the winter.

Sport It's Augusta next if Kang wins
Author: 0 It's Augusta next if Kang wins

Starting seven behind Kang in the third round Fowler had cut the deficit to two at the turn and grabbed a share of the lead with a third consecutive birdie of the back nine at the 14th. Fowler said he's ready to shake off his struggles on the last two holes. "The putter just kept making the putts and happened and happened and happened".

Sport Boycott over: USA Hockey reaches deal with women's national team
Author: 0 Boycott over: USA Hockey reaches deal with women's national team

USA Hockey president Jim Smith said people will look back on this day "as one of the most positive in the history" of the organization. The boycotting players and United States of America 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.

Sport Warriors rally from 22 down to top Spurs
Author: 0 Warriors rally from 22 down to top Spurs

The Warriors trailed by 22 points early in the second quarter but rallied back to win 110-98 on the road. The defense remained rigid in the fourth quarter, and with some key contributions from West, the Warriors were able to close out the win.

Sport Lovren disappointed by Barkley reaction after derby lunge
Author: 0 Lovren disappointed by Barkley reaction after derby lunge

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho start despite their commitments with Brazil over the past fortnight, while Dejan Lovren will play alongside Joel Matip in the heart of the Liverpool defence as Lucas Leiva moves up into midfield. Then, again, say about it what you want. "Fantastic! I was happy about him and everyone". Everton starlet Tom Davies was also given a booking in a frantic first-half at Anfield.

Author: 0 Big teams struggle at home as Premier League returns

Tottenham's win at Turf Moor was all the more impressive after they lost both central midfielders to injury in a turbulent first half. "I'm very proud because it was a really tough game for us", he told BBC Sport . 1 - Eric Dier has scored his first Premier League goal in 475 days, since netting vs Newcastle in December 2015. "Its sad, always. Harry is very young and an important player for us and its always bad news when a player gets an injury".

Author: 0 UCLA eliminated from March Madness: Did Lonzo Ball declare for NBA Draft?

Fox is plainly slight and has been prone to injuries - his jersey number, 0, roughly approximates the percentage of his body fat - but he has grown more sturdy as the season has progressed and more consistent. TJ Leaf is leading the team with 16.2points and 8.2 rebounds per game while Lonzo Ball is adding 14.7 points , 6.1 rebounds and 7.6 assists per contest.

Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios wins a thrilling match against Alexander Zverev

Federer's compatriot and top-seed Stan Wawrinka defeated Tunisian Malek Jaziri 6-3, 6-4. "I thought Roberto did a good job of making shots, staying offensive when he could, fending off a lot of good shots that I hit", Federer said. It was his seventh straight victory over Berdych and he next goes up against Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals after the Aussie came through a thrilling 6-4, 6-7 (9/11), 6-3 victory over 19-year-old German Alexander Zverev .

Author: 0 Sung Kang closing in on Masters spot at Shell Houston Open

Henley said, his eyes almost as wide as his smile. "Obviously, yeah, I would have like to have gotten off to a better start". Consistency hasn't exactly been a strong suit for Henley, 27, now in the midst of his fifth season on Tour. Henley recalled walking up the penultimate fairway Saturday alongside Gjesvold and altering his focus. "It was a great day of golf, and I put myself in a position to win a golf tournament tomorrow".

Author: 0 Ageless Federer takes down Nadal again to claim Miami title

Federer beat Nadal to clinch the first Grand Slam of the year - the Australian Open - in January, and while that match was one that swung one way and then the other, this was without as much drama, even if the win wasn't as easy as the score might suggest.

Author: 0 Arsenal twice comes from behind to hold Man City in league

City led twice in north London through Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero, Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi netting in the first and second half respectively to get the hosts back on level terms. ARSENE Wenger paid tribute to "sensational" Gunners fans on a day when some brawled amongst themselves inside the stadium and protesters in the streets called for him to resign before Arsenal's clash with Manchester City .

Author: 0 Roman Reigns Lists His Favorite 'WrestleMania' Matches Of All

After losing to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 33, the legendary career of The Undertaker fittingly came to a close at the event where he became a legend. John Cena will team with Nikki Bella against The Miz and Maryse in a mixed tag team match . But why? Reigns has put in the work for the past three years: he's been consistently at the top of the card, he's had incredible matches against the likes of AJ Styles , and he's one of the single biggest movers of ...

Author: 0 Bill Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar To Be The Main Event?

Mania sold out earlier this week and once the stage was set up, WWE released more tickets but those were scooped up as well. But hey, enough about that whining. The WrestleMania Kickoff Show will also be available to stream on WWE.com, the WWE App , and the WWE YouTube page . He said: "I'm here for Wrestlemania and I can't believe I bumped into Hulk Hogan".

Author: 0 SC makes history, wins first National Championship

The Gamecocks held on to win 71-68, their closest margin in the tournament. "I knew I needed an impact on the game and that was my mindset going into it", Wilson said. But Mississippi State (34-5) can hold onto the distinction of being the team that ended Connecticut's 111-game winning streak and run of four-straight national titles as the Bulldogs prevailed in 64-62 in overtime over the Huskies during a Friday semifinal.

Sport SC Gamecocks Beat Duke, Advances to Sweet 16
Author: 0 SC Gamecocks Beat Duke, Advances to Sweet 16

Despite the Blue Devils' best attempts, they couldn't put down the Gamecocks. The lead was 30-23 in Duke's favor, but the tables turned completely when the teams returned from the break. After being eliminated by Alabama in the SEC quarterfinals last week in Nashville, Sindarius Thornwell felt as if he lost the game. "I said in the locker room we believed we were the better team".

Sport Virtue, Moir take ice dance lead at figure skating worlds
Author: 0 Virtue, Moir take ice dance lead at figure skating worlds

Fernandez, the two-time defending champion from Spain, skated an immaculate short program to the tune of " Malaguena ", landing a quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination, plus a quad salchow, for 109.05 points. "I just felt so relaxed and so confident going into this program", Daleman said, admitting that until recently "I didn't really trust or believe in myself".

Author: 0 Federer defeats Wawrinka for historic Indian Wells title

At 35, Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Master's titles, supplanting Andre Agassi who was 34 when he won in Cincinnati in 2004. He added: "At the end of a year ago I was just happy to be feeling healthy again". Federer, on the other hand, is seeking his 25th Masters 1000 title and fifth title in Indian Wells , which would tie Novak Djokovic for most all-time.

Author: 0 Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

The Cardinals have finalized a contract extension with seven-time All-Star Molina that runs through the 2020 season. Fans walk past a statue of St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium before a baseball game between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on opening day Sunday , April 2, 2017, in St.

Author: 0 Federer masters Nadal again

He won anyway. Nadal wore neon yellow, but there was no slowing Federer. So that's what happened today, because in the first set I think anything could happen. A slap-shot forehand return winner-the Swiss' 11th forehand victor of the set-gave Federer a sixth break point. Now comes a well-deserved two-month break.

Sport Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopeful Gabriel Jesus will return this season
Author: 0 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopeful Gabriel Jesus will return this season

Southgate called for English soccer to dump its "isle attitude" and spoke of the advantages players could garner from playing overseas - an argument Guardiola unwittingly helped by exiling Joe Hart for season on loan at Torino. "They are so professional, (Arsenal manager) Arsene (Wenger) is professional and the Arsenal players as well". Pep Guardiola was delighted by the response of Jesus Navas at playing right-back for Manchester City .

Author: 0 March Madness: Oregon knocks off Kansas to advance to Final Four

Just outside the three-point line, Jordan Bell was swarmed. Sweat glued green and yellow confetti to his neck. He scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 4 assists and blocked 8 shots. A Final Four appearance may be enough to appease a new fanbase. We work so hard for this, and we left it all on the floor. Kansas' Josh Jackson , who got into foul trouble early , scored only 10 points and the Ducks survived the one-man effort of All-American Frank Mason III , ...

Sport Butler's 39 points lead Bulls past Pelicans, 117-110
Author: 0 Butler's 39 points lead Bulls past Pelicans, 117-110

Time was already working against the New Orleans Pelicans, and now the calendar is primed to crash down on top of them. Butler's heroics came after rookie Denzel Valentine had made a pair of 3-pointers inside five minutes to pull Chicago within three points.

Author: 0 Several women spurn USA Hockey invites

The women's team, which has medaled in the past five Olympic games (one gold, three silvers, and a bronze) and is now the defending world champion, is seeking more extensive compensation, as well as better promotion and greater investment nationwide in girls' hockey programs.

Sport Iwobi in action, Iheanacho missing as Arsenal, Manchester City draw
Author: 0 Iwobi in action, Iheanacho missing as Arsenal, Manchester City draw

Wenger's proud record of 20 consecutive top-four finishes seems in jeopardy. Overall I felt it was a mental test and overall you could see the team was touched on the confidence front. Spurs fans are growing increasingly delighted with the struggles of rivals Arsenal who are now 11 points behind them, having played a game less. "We didn't play in the first half", Guardiola conceded, "after the goal we forgot to play, the desire went".

Author: 0 AJ Styles Scores A Big Victory Over Shane McMahon At WrestleMania 33

AJ Styles wanted an opponent for WrestleMania 33, and SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon offered himself up after Styles attacked him multiple times. Following this, while Shane was striking with him, Styles accidentally struck the referee with a kick. The former TNA star then went for Shane's famous coast-to-coast but quickly got up and smashed the bin in his face.

Author: 0 Jason Day undecided about Masters bid

And that goes for his caddie, too. He was nine shots behind Spieth, but it was his first top 10 at the Masters. "So now I'm scheduled to play Augusta ... This week the PGA Tour will be in Houston for the Shell Houston Open. After finishing second at the 2016 PGA Championship and tied for fourth at The Barclays, Day withdrew from his final two events of the 2016 season.

Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to clinch third Miami Open title

Federer beat Nadal for the third time this year, 6-3, 6-4, to become the oldest men's champion in the 33-year history of the tournament. Federer chased off four break points in a final lasting just over 90 minutes, with Nadal broken once per set as his Swiss rival dominated.

Author: 0 Cambridge suffer hard-fought defeat in Men's Boat Race

After each crew apparently tried to outdo each other in catching crabs and losing their oars rather than racing, Team Redgrave eventually surged ahead to win the race by a nose on the line. Hugo Ramambason, in his first year steering the Cambridge Blue Boat, tried to minimise the margin between his crew and Oxford by steering towards his opponents just before the Harrods Depository.

Sport Henley rallies to win Houston Open, earn trip to Masters
Author: 0 Henley rallies to win Houston Open, earn trip to Masters

Henley pitched to 3 feet for birdie, while Kang missed from 15 feet. Fowler bogeyed the par-4 17th after hitting his drive into a bunker and missing a two-foot putt for par. Kang will be grouped with Fowler, something both players said they look forward to as they enter the final round. "I have to get off to a nice start - I have to go out and not make mistakes early.

Sport Keselowski pulls away and wins at Martinsville
Author: 0 Keselowski pulls away and wins at Martinsville

Keselowski picked up one of the famous Martinsville grandfather clocks for his victory. "The guys that run well everywhere run well here, and it's really just an honor to win here and get to compete here". "Those extra playoff points could turn out to be very important when we get into the post season". We do all we can with what we're given at the particular time and try to execute and do a good job.

Author: 0 Tottenham still fighting for the title - Pochettino

There's no done deals in the Premier League. Chelsea had won its previous 10 home league matches stretching back to October. Yet two splendid goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke in the space of three minutes soon after changed the complexion of the game with Palace then defending stoically to earn the unlikeliest of wins.

Sport National Hockey League roundup: Crosby leads Penguins to 4-3 shootout win
Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Crosby leads Penguins to 4-3 shootout win

With the win, the Penguins topped their point total last season en route to winning the Stanley Cup. One good thing about Carolina this year is they seem to play up, or down, to the talent against them. "He (Lundqvist) was by far our best player", Nash said. "I thought the score could have gotten out of control for a little stretch". Scott Wilson scored the lone goal for the Penguins in the second-period.

Sport Cubs Rally Late But Fall To Cardinals In Season Opener
Author: 0 Cubs Rally Late But Fall To Cardinals In Season Opener

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are -130 money line favorites versus the Diamondbacks , who are +120 home underdogs for today's game. Bumgarner's bomb was also the first home run by a National League player this season. But Bumgarner grabbed back the spotlight with an upper deck shot, pulled down the left-field line with a measured exit velocity of 112 miles per hour.

Sport Wenger relieved fans didn't turn on team in draw with City
Author: 0 Wenger relieved fans didn't turn on team in draw with City

His side remain seven points below City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League berth, in sixth place, but they retain a game in hand on them. "That will help us to come back to our natural fluency". The visitors twice led through Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero, but goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi earned the Gunners a share of the spoils.

Author: 0 North Carolina survives Oregon to prevail in Final Four

Now the focus is on the present, not the past. "They got a little more aggressive defensively", assistant Kevin McKenna said. "And it's hard. It's hard to think about it". "They're an athletic team that likes to get out and run and push the tempo". That didn't happen. Senior Isaiah Hicks continued his abrupt late-season fade by missing 11 of 12 shots and finishing with 2 points.

Author: 0 Federer, Wawrinka to meet in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

In a much speculative performance fuego, legendary player Roger Federer again set the benchmark after claiming a record-equaling fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday. Although he owns three Grand Slam titles, Wawrinka was playing in just his fourth Masters final and has won just one of the prestige events - beating Federer in the final at Monte Carlo in 2014.

Author: 0 Oklahoma City Thunder fans greet team after big win against Orlando

Westbrook is on course to average a triple-double, which was only ever achieved once before, by Oscar Robertson . One week removed from recording the NBA's first "perfect" triple-double, Westbrook went out and recorded 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in OKC's overtime victory against the Magic.

Author: 0 West Ham owner deflects talk of Rafa Benitez

Hull will provide a tough challenge tomorrow as West Ham look to end an alarming run of six games without a win. "I've been here long enough to know what to do - over a year-and-a-half - with an objective here". 'Yes, it will be a weird sort of feeling, but as soon as that whistle goes it's down to that nitty-gritty and doing as well as I can and trying to get three points.

Author: 0 Federer Defeats Nadal To Claim Miami Open Title

Roger Federer continued his recent mastery of Rafael Nadal when he beat his great rival 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday. He drew jeers every time he took his frustration out on his racket, received code violations for swearing and slow play, and complained about the fans when they shouted during a rally in the final tiebreaker.

Author: 0 Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

Back in the England setup for the first time since 2013, the 34-year-old Defoe cut a sprightly figure in training according to Liverpool playmaker Lallana, who cheered on the veteran striker during his childhood. Defoe also spoke of his delight at making it an even more special day at Wembley for terminally-ill Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery who was one of the mascots for the game.

Sport Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: Defeat to Crystal Palace has left me perplexed
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: Defeat to Crystal Palace has left me perplexed

Antonio Conte said the Premier League title race had got interesting again after his Chelsea side were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace. "This league was not finished before this game and it's not finished now", Conte said. And with Manchester City up next, Antonio Conte admits this defeat will be harder to bounce back from than previous reverses against Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Author: 0 Wizards at Warriors live stream

Curry broke the 40-point barrier for the fourth time this season while Draymond Green added a triple-double to guide the Warriors to their 11th consecutive victory. The Jazz shot 31 times from the line to 16 for the Wizards. Wizards: Washington last swept the season series 2-0 in 2009-10. John Wall had 15 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who couldn't make it two wins over the mighty Warriors in just more than a month's time.

Author: 0 'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

But the 5-foot-5 junior guard struggled getting into the flow in the finale, and admitted that the Bulldogs were exhausted. Halfway through it was Victoria Vivians leading the charge for the Bulldogs with 12 points. Two nights later, William scored 41 in an overtime win against Baylor; five nights later, she would be mobbed by her teammates after her buzzer-beater in overtime toppled the mighty Huskies.

Sport IPL 2017: Venues for playoffs confirmed
Author: 0 IPL 2017: Venues for playoffs confirmed

Both may be given some time, when their respective teams play the first few games. If that is the case, it will be a massive blow for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. "Mr R Jadeja and Mr Umesh Yadav - have been advised rest for two weeks to recuperate". The season 10 of the IPL begins on April 5 and runs until May 21.

Author: 0 Mourinho blames United forwards after West Brom draw

A dour Manchester United performance saw them fail to close on the top four . In the absence of the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and injured Juan Mata, United managed 18 shots but only three on target as they toiled against a disciplined visiting team who sat back to defend throughout the match at Old Trafford .

Author: 0 Oxford-Cambridge boat race to go on after WWII bomb removed

With only two remaining members of last year's victory in their boat, it was hard to see Oxford's global experience not showing through. The Oxford crew could not have had a worse start, unbalancing and appearing to dip their oars far too deep into the rushing tide, tipping alarmingly to one side as they did so.

Sport Tottenham fans react on Twitter after Arsenal draw v Manchester City
Author: 0 Tottenham fans react on Twitter after Arsenal draw v Manchester City

In the very hard moments in the first half, I felt they could have turned against us but they were absolutely sensational and helped the team to get through those hard moments. Wenger said Laurent Koscielny was subbed off at half time with an achilles injury and Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, who were not in the squad today, "have a chance to be available" for the Premiership tussle with West Ham at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

Sport Gators hit last-second 3-pointer in OT, advance to Elite Eight
Author: 0 Gators hit last-second 3-pointer in OT, advance to Elite Eight

After forward Nigel Hayes hit both free throws to put the Badgers up two, Chiozza drove the length of the court to hit the game-winner as time expired. SC is paced by SEC player of the year Sindarious Thornwell, who is averaging 21.4 points, but 25.6 in the three tournament wins. They finished 17 for 56 from the field (30.4 percent), including 3 for 13 from 3-point range.

Author: 0 I can captain England-Dier

The former Middlesbrough and England U-21 manager also revealed that the winning mentality which exists in Jones' English set-up is something which he wants to instill in his own squad. "It's something I want to think through, but it is not as important to me as making sure there is more development and that more are given responsibility".