Sport Will the Lightning Make the Playoffs?
Author: 0 Will the Lightning Make the Playoffs?

However, he took a loss when he faced Tampa at home a couple weeks ago, giving up five goals on 23 shots. The first is against the Lightning, who are only four points behind the Bruins with a game in hand. The rookie has 11 points in his last eight games and his 38 goals are the highest total for an American rookie in National Hockey League history. The Senators have five games remaining and play the lowly Detroit Red Wings twice in that span.

Sport Trump Uses Trade as Pressure on China to Rein in North Korea
Author: 0 Trump Uses Trade as Pressure on China to Rein in North Korea

But North Korea also happens to be a nuclear state controlled by an unpredictable dictator. On the one hand, the kinetic missile battery is a public relations ploy to show a US administration being tough on North Korea , a "bring it on" taunt to notoriously thin-skinned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sport Seth Lugo doesn't need Tommy John surgery - yet
Author: 0 Seth Lugo doesn't need Tommy John surgery - yet

DiComo said Lugo underwent an MRI after he complained of a exhausted arm and was "headed to a season-opening stint on the disabled list". Lugo was projected to mount a legitimate charge toward a lower spot within the Mets rotation and started spring training well.

Sport Tickets still not sold out for Detroit Tigers home opener Friday
Author: 0 Tickets still not sold out for Detroit Tigers home opener Friday

Chuck Wasserstrom caught up with Duane Shaffer, who oversaw 17 White Sox drafts, albeit with diminishing returns toward the end of his tenure. That bothers the people who have seen the Cubs and Astros chase rock bottom with vigor, but Hahn said that while his roster is surprisingly recognizable, he has proven players who can help stock the system with midseason trades.

Sport Ibrahimovic set to leave Manchester United
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic set to leave Manchester United

But Luke Shaw - much maligned by his manager - fired in a stoppage-time shot that a sprawling Ashley Williams handled on the line to be sent off before Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted from the spot. Subs: Paul Pogba (for Blind, 46 mins): 6, Luke Shaw (for Young, 65): 7, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (for Carrick, 65): 6. We have gained the points we need to be in the Champions League, though we are on the limit now.

Sport Jose Mourinho provides Manchester United injury update ahead of Everton fixture
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho provides Manchester United injury update ahead of Everton fixture

Neville said: "If I was Luke Shaw, I wouldn't be looking to get out of Manchester United". If we are far from each other or close to each other, there is no news. Speaking about the West Brom game, the 28-year-old added: "It was a shame that we weren't able to get the three points because now we would be in a better position, but we have to keep going".

Author: 0 Johnson defeats Rahm to claim Match Play title

Johnson forgot about the tee shot he hooked into the hazard on No. 3 in his semifinal match, perhaps because he still made par, and even won the hole. But he was also made to work hard to secure the first prize of £1.3million in the final as Rahm, who was trying to become the youngest victor of a WGC event, fought back from five down after eight holes to take the contest to the 18th.

Sport Watford v West Brom
Author: 0 Watford v West Brom

The Baggies have scored 14 Premier League goals from corners this season, four more than any other side. Troy Deeney and Sebastian Prodl might start after only being fit enough for the substitutes' bench on Saturday. Mazzarri signed a three-year contract when he was appointed last summer but Watford have a reputation for changing managers and he is the seventh boss since the Pozzo family bought the club in 2012.

Author: 0 Golfers prepare as Masters Tournament approaches

I've almost done all of that. "Sometimes it feels like 10 years, sometimes it feels more, and there are moments when it feels like yesterday", Johnson said. "For the first time in about a month and a half, I was happy to be on the golf course". "It's not uncommon you see if someone doesn't quite do it that week they might be pretty unsafe the week after, because you always got all that prep work and time and also you might have a little bit of a revenge if you don't get what you want that ...

Sport NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change
Author: 0 NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change

HB2, which former Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law last March, barred transgender people from using the bathroom of their gender identity, requiring them to use bathrooms matching their assigned sexes at birth.

Sport SC topples Missippi State to win women's title
Author: 0 SC topples Missippi State to win women's title

SC coach Dawn Staley cuts down the net as she and the team celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament April 2, 2017, in Dallas . "It's 40 more minutes for the rest of the season, I guess we just we all collectively couldn't get on the same page", said William, who sat stoically answering questions in the quiet locker room.

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler enters Masters unfazed, confident he won't repeat 2016 missed cut

His first dropped shot did not come until the par-four 17th, where he missed a five-footer, a minor hiccup compared to the final green, where his first putt from 55 feet stopped more than four feet short of the hole. "So far, I would say under", Fowler replied. A spot in the Masters was reserved for the Houston victor, if not already exempt, and Henley heads to Augusta, Georgia for the year's first Major championship.

Sport Tony Romo ditches NFL career for broadcasting
Author: 0 Tony Romo ditches NFL career for broadcasting

This should get the ball moving on the Tony Romo matter. According to Fish, the deal with CBS has been in the works for five months. Only two players in National Football League history - Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady - have a higher career passing-efficiency rating than Romo's 97.1.

Sport Arsene Wenger: 'My Arsenal future will be revealed soon'
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: 'My Arsenal future will be revealed soon'

While the support, through the game, was outstanding, there were protests outside the Emirates, suggesting the "Wenger out" brigade isn't ready to silently into the night yet. Pep Guardiola twice saw his City side go ahead, through Leroy Sane and then Sergio Aguero, but Arsenal twice responded via goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi.

Sport South Carolina Wins First Ever NCAA National Title
Author: 0 South Carolina Wins First Ever NCAA National Title

It is the first national title in women's hoops for SC, and the first college coaching title for hall of fame coach Dawn Staley. As a player, she came agonizingly close, leading Virginia to three Final Fours and advancing to the title game in 1991, only to lose to Tennessee, 70-67 in overtime.

Sport NCAA 'reluctantly' agrees to let North Carolina host events
Author: 0 NCAA 'reluctantly' agrees to let North Carolina host events

It was a sigh of relief for anyone who bleeds Carolina Blue. It came just after teammate Kennedy Meeks saved a possession by tying up a Gonzaga player for a loose ball on the floor. Williams-Goss did get nine rebounds and six assists. "I'm thinking our offense stinks". His rejection of a shot by a driving Nigel Williams-Goss led to a decisive fastbreak dunk by Justin Jackson with 12 seconds left.

Sport Are The Denver Broncos, Houston Texans The QB's Only Options?
Author: 0 Are The Denver Broncos, Houston Texans The QB's Only Options?

Romo is expected to be released or traded by the Cowboys in the coming days. If the Cowboys do not use the June 1 tag on Romo , his entire remaining cap cost will accelerate onto this season's salary cap. Last season, the Texans relied heavily on running back Lamar Miller. Considering the defensive core is still intact and the Broncos have a talented crop of wide receivers to work with, Denver is definitely Romo's most enticing option and is rumored to be his first choice if the ...

Sport South Carolina postpones national title celebration
Author: 0 South Carolina postpones national title celebration

In doing so, SC (33-4), making its second Final Four appearance under head coach Dawn Staley , won its first national championship. Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer, left, calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against CT in the semifinals of the women's Final Four, Friday, March 31, 2017, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Dallas .

Author: 0 Tony Romo to Retire from the Cowboys

The surprising news comes in the midst of a drama that has lasted several months into the offseason, with fans and media alike trying to predict Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' next move with two quality National Football League quarterbacks on his roster and space to play just one.

Sport Ranked Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy three to beat at Masters
Author: 0 Ranked Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy three to beat at Masters senior golf analyst Michael Collins: Play offense on the par-5s and defense on the rest of the course. If the putter is on, he could be impossible to beat. In 2014, Spieth (-5) finished second in his debut at Augusta, almost becoming the first player to win the Masters in his debut since 1979 . Danny Willett: The 2016 Masters champ doesn't have odds in his favor.

Sport LA, Paris prepare to share 2024 plans with Olympic leaders
Author: 0 LA, Paris prepare to share 2024 plans with Olympic leaders

The statement added that Paris and Los Angeles were told that an International Olympic Committee review "may consider changes to the 2024/2028 selection process". The possibility of awarding the Games to both remaining cities in 2024 or 2028 was raised late previous year when Bach said he wanted to change the process because there were "too many losers".

Sport Germany's Lukas Podolski crowns farewell with stunning winner over England
Author: 0 Germany's Lukas Podolski crowns farewell with stunning winner over England

After his winning goal lit up an otherwise boring friendly on 69 minutes, Podolski came off to more thunderous applause with six minutes to go. "I don't know if [when] it comes to a tournament, they are always nervous". However, Gareth Southgate's England had the better of the world champions in the first-half before Podolski's victor. "I'm very pleased with what we learned, the manner of the performance, and the one bit we missed was the finish".

Sport Dallas Cowboys Decide To Cut Tony Romo
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys Decide To Cut Tony Romo

The Cowboys need to resolve the situation as a practical matter before the start of the offseason program in April, because a season-ending injury suffered by Romo during the lifting and conditioning sessions would put the Cowboys on the hook for the full $14 million he's due to make this year.

Author: 0 Foul-mouthed Messi banned for 4 Argentina games

Lionel Messi has written to Federation Internationale de Football Association to request that his four-game worldwide ban be overturned, El Mundo Deportivo has reported . "We are going to appeal", said Armando Perez, president of the Argentine FA's interim board. The 29-year-old Barcelona forward will also sit out Argentina's qualifiers against Uruguay on August 28, Venezuela on September 5 and Peru on October 2.

Sport Mourinho aiming for top four slot with Man Utd
Author: 0 Mourinho aiming for top four slot with Man Utd

We've struggled all year in front of goal - sometimes with chance creation, other times with finishing - but when we have been excellent Ibrahimovic has been at the forefront of that, least not in the League Cup final when his brace sealed the win.

Author: 0 Federer beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in Miami Open final

In the second Nadal massively stepped up his service game and this time he took the set longer as Federer struggled to cope with the power in his opponent's serve. "Roger, congratulations on one of the best comebacks ever after an injury, so well done, I'm happy for you", Nadal said. However, Nadal, Novak Djokovic , Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka will all be looking to ruin what is turning out to be a repeat of the 2006 season for Federer.

Sport Snoop Dogg talks Daniel Cormier efficiency ahead of UFC 210
Author: 0 Snoop Dogg talks Daniel Cormier efficiency ahead of UFC 210

The Louisiana native defends his light-heavyweight title against the vicious knockout artist in the main event of UFC 210 in the early hours of Sunday morning. "I feel like I'm a better fighter today than I was the first time". All those words aside, Johnson truly believes that Saturday night will be his crowning achievement as he looks to avenge his prior loss to Cormier while taking home his first ever UFC title.

Sport Rory McIlroy eliminated despite not playing
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy eliminated despite not playing

He added while rubbing away tears, "She's the reason I'm playing golf today". Dustin Johnson 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 .

Sport Tottenham Hotspur-Swansea City Preview
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur-Swansea City Preview

But Trippier, making just his second Premier League start of the season for Mauricio Pochettino's side , is in no doubt that his former club have enough about them to maintain their top flight status, despite a run of seven games without a win.

Author: 0 Cyclone Debbie to bring rainfall to the South West

She said she was visiting Queensland prior to a wedding with her mother. Cars sit submerged after heavy rain associated with Cyclone Debbie hit the Gold Coast suburb of Robina in Queensland, Australia, March 30, 2017. Fortunately, the Australian Banana Growers' Council's (ABGC) predictions that Cyclone Debbie would miss the key growing regions appear correct so far.

Sport Michigan's Cinderella run ends in Sweet 16 with loss to Oregon
Author: 0 Michigan's Cinderella run ends in Sweet 16 with loss to Oregon

On Thursday night, the University of MI basketball team will continue their impressive run when the take on OR in the Sweet 16 . Speaking with veteran guard Dylan Ennis on Wednesday, he admitted, "We're still in an adjustment period". OR (32-5) moves on to play the victor of Kansas and Purdue Saturday in the Elite Eight. As the Wolverines plowed into the Sweet 16 , everybody is reminded that they are legitimate contenders.

Sport Vettel's drought-breaker for Ferrari sets up F1 duel in 2017
Author: 0 Vettel's drought-breaker for Ferrari sets up F1 duel in 2017

Raikkonen's fourth place in Australia represented his best start to a season since 2013 when he won the Melbourne race for Lotus - which remains the last time the Finn reached the top step of the rostrum in F1. "Four titles and an incredible surge into Formula One and he continues to be a force and will continue to be for many years to come". "It's been a privilege to be racing in an era with him and now finally at a period of time when we can actually have a real race", he enthused.

Author: 0 Madeira renames its global airport after Cristiano Ronaldo

Locally there had been some critics of the decision to rename the airport after a footballer. Wednesday was a momentous day for Cristiano Ronaldo . As for the bust, well, it looks nothing like the soccer superstar. Many took to Twitter to point out that the bust, is well, a bust . He said he presented the project to local officials when it was about half done and received the go-ahead to continue with his work.

Sport Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To The Eagles
Author: 0 Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To The Eagles

Jernigan, 24, was a second-round pick in 2014 and mostly contributed as a rotational player before stepping in as a full-time starter for Baltimore in 2016. Jernigan provides the Eagles with more depth on the defensive line, especially with Bennie Logan leaving for Kansas City via free agency. Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged at the National Football League owners meetings last month that the team was listening to offers for Jernigan.

Author: 0 Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal once again, clinches Miami Open title

He looked cool and calm throughout and his dominance this year is perhaps all the more remarkable given he took six months off through the second half of the 2016 season to recover from a knee injury. "It was more of a fight mode I was in today trying to stay afloat". "What a start to the year". "Then of course I am looking very good for the [ATP] Finals, for the year-end championships, where I have been very successful".

Sport SC women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four
Author: 0 SC women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four

SC coach Dawn Staley won her first national championship Sunday night with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State at the American Airlines Center. MSU also came close to winning a national title in baseball four years ago. MSU (34-5) was swept by the Gamecocks this season. It's what national champions do. For 26 years, she's lived with the regret that she never won an NCAA title.

Sport India v Australia, fourth Test: Day 4 in pictures
Author: 0 India v Australia, fourth Test: Day 4 in pictures

IND vs AUS, Dharamsala 4th Test, Day 4: India Won by 8 Wickets, Take Series 2-1 Highlights:- What a great comeback it has been for India. India now need 87 runs to win after the tourists were bundled out for a meagre 137 in their second innings.

Author: 0 Fleetwood returns to Masters, this time as a player

Zoeller, who won the Masters in 1979, is the last rookie to win the green jacket. "You have to have a lot of patience because you do get a little edgy when it comes time for the Masters and you haven't really performed how you wanted to".

Author: 0 Leicester's Shakespeare aiming to match Mourinho & Guardiola

This follows reports that Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are set to lure the midfield jewel away from the King Power Stadium after a string of awe-inspiring displays for the revived Foxes in recent weeks. "It's been a very tough season for me, I've been in and out", he said. "It never felt comfortable but I did feel the first goal was going to be important - what a goal it was by the way", said Shakespeare.

Author: 0 Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open

He said: "This is where it all started for us in 2004 when you were a little boy who grew into a big man and strong man". "Hopefully I will not have to wait three more years to be in that position fighting again for a title". Roger, who won his third title in Miami , was praised by Victoria Azarenka , who tweeted: ´Sunshine double Federer! While Federer begins a well-earned vacation, there's still plenty for tennis fans to look forward to during the clay season that starts this week.

Sport SC claim first women's national title, ending Mississippi State's inspired run
Author: 0 SC claim first women's national title, ending Mississippi State's inspired run

The victor of the Oregon-UNC game will face Gonzaga for the title on Monday night. "To be playing the last game of the year, that's insane cool", Few said. "Yeah, I'm going to the White House", Staley told The Associated Press. Now the Gamecocks have been to two in the last three years. That was the only assist for Harris, who finished with 10 points.

Author: 0 Tottenham's Harry Winks can become one of England's best, says Mauricio Pochettino

Winks collided with Burnley defender Stephen Ward during Spurs' 2-0 victory at Turf Moor on Saturday and had to be carried off on a stretcher shortly before half-time. "Our challenge is to be consistent but there is still a big gap to Chelsea and a lot of work to do", he said. "We found out [the Chelsea result] straight after the game".

Sport Appiah returns as Ghana coach to replace Avram Grant
Author: 0 Appiah returns as Ghana coach to replace Avram Grant

Frenchman, Willy Sagnol and Cameroon boss, Hugo Broos, had been interviewed for the position. The 56-year-old was handed a two-year contract with the Black Stars on Tuesday ahead of returning to the job from May 1. Appiah led the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup after beating Egypt 7-3 on aggregate in the final round of the qualifiers, but he stepped down after his side finished bottom of their group in Brazil.

Author: 0 Ronald Koeman takes swipe at Liverpool bench after Everton suffer Anfield defeat

Philippe Coutinho inspired Liverpool to a comfortable 3-1 home win over Everton in the 228th Merseyside derby on Saturday to move provisionally up to third in the Premier League. It is not just Coutinho. Everton boss Ronald Koeman went into the match in the eye of a storm after being described by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill as a "master tactician of the blame game" in a row over the fitness of James McCarthy.

Author: 0 Lovren Set for Liverpool Contract Talks, Defender Launches Perisic Charm Offensive

It's going to be hard, but it depends on ourselves. After a shaky start to his Liverpool career in 2014 Lovren is in talks over a new contract and expects to have it signed before the end of the campaign. The fact that they're now moving forward means Lovren can go back to concentrating on what's most important: his performance and the club's success. "It was just a little session, but they are such quality players they don't even need to train", before adding, "but I want to say about ...

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson completes WGC slam

Open at Oakmont, Nicklaus and Tom Watson at Turnberry for the 1977 British Open. That matrix hasn't changed regardless of Woods' continued inactivity or the ever-growing cast of would-be world-beaters. Things swung back in Johnson's favor on the course's signature hole, the downhill, par-5 12th. And that got me going pretty good. "I think my game's exactly where it needs to be".

Author: 0 Fernandinho out to ruin Chelsea's title stroll

Arsenal's kind going in to today's match wasn't reflective of a team trying to be eligible for the Champions League. Form is not on Arsenal's side with Arsene Wenger's men having lost four of their last five Premier League games to slip out of the top four and seven points behind City.

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