Sport Piscotty Signs $33.5 Million, 6-year
Author: 0 Piscotty Signs $33.5 Million, 6-year

Matt Adams pinch-hit for starter Adam Wainwright , then stayed in the game to play left field, with Randal Grichuk moving from left to right and Matt Bowman replacing Wainwright. RF Stephen Piscotty agreed to a contract extension with the Cardinals . Baez's wild throw home struck Piscotty in the left ear, rendering the sellout crowd of 46,760 silent for a few minutes as Piscotty lay behind the plate.

Sport Are the Warriors a better team without Kevin Durant?
Author: 0 Are the Warriors a better team without Kevin Durant?

This came after the Cleveland Cavaliers sat LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for a March 18th outing against the Los Angeles Clippers. There were some ups and downs this season, but over the past three weeks we've seen the Warriors we've grown accustomed to over the past two seasons: a lock-down defensive team that works an inside-out offensive game as well as any squad in the league - the best team in basketball.

Sport Retiring Podolski shocks England with left-foot thunderbolt
Author: 0 Retiring Podolski shocks England with left-foot thunderbolt

In his 130th and final appearance for the national team, Podolski scored his 49th career goal , unleashing a left-footed blast from 25 yards and picking out the upper right-hand corner. Podolski said: 'I don't know why they (Arsenal fans) are doing this (protesting). "I hope he gets one". England Starting XI (3-4-2-1): Hart, Keane, Cahill, Smalling, Walker, Livermore, Dier, Bertrand, Alli, Lallana, Vardy.

Sport Ex-Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero hospitalized after stroke
Author: 0 Ex-Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero hospitalized after stroke

Hoornstra from the Orange County Register. Guerrero is breathing with the support of a ventilator and he's on medication to further reduce the swelling in his brain. "I know there was a lot of confusion", Ortiz said. The same source said that Guerrero was transferred to Lenox Hill and was able to squeeze hands on command by midday.

Sport Outrage after belated penalty prompted by TV viewer email denies Thompson title
Author: 0 Outrage after belated penalty prompted by TV viewer email denies Thompson title

The South Korean also caught a break during the final round, when Thompson, leading by three with six holes to play, was assessed a four-stroke penalty for making an incorrect ball placement the previous round. Thompson, victor here in 2014, joined four other players - Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu , Minjee Lee and Pettersen - in a tie for at 13 under with four to play.

Author: 0 I want to play in a team with winning mentality - Alexis Sanchez

My commitment will be exactly the same. Cape Town - Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil feels he is the player who always comes under criticism when the Gunners under perform, irrespective of his record. "I personally believe both of them want to say and I hope the club will find an agreement with them". And Wenger thinks his key man his happy in north London.

Author: 0 Pockets of tornado damage, flooding in Louisiana

There was one resident there at the time, but she received no major injuries", Norman said. She dialed 911 from the vehicle as it went down, said Rankin County Coroner David Ruth. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj. As of 8 p.m. EDT Monday, over 12,000 electric customers were without power across North Carolina and SC, according to SCEG and Duke Energy .

Author: 0 LeBron James vs. Tristan Thompson: Angry exchange of words

Kyle Korver scored 11 points off the bench in his first game back from a sore left foot. 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.

Author: 0 Arsenal Will Resist Alexis Sanchez's Attempt To Move To Premier League Rival

Arsenal are facing an uphill battle to keep Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium as both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have opened negotiations with the Chilean ace, French outlet RMC reports . I don't sees what suddenly all that debate is about. Wenger said: "He has one and a half years [left] on his contract". Blues boss Antonio Conte has already fired a warning at owner Roman Abramovich over the potential sale of his star players, and this could, in turn, see a potential ...

Sport Gallinari, Harris, Jokic help Nuggets edge Pelicans
Author: 0 Gallinari, Harris, Jokic help Nuggets edge Pelicans

Mudiay opened in the second half by doing a very familiar lovely drive to the hoop followed by a blown layup but Wilson Chandler was giving the Nuggets much needed scoring pop off the bench. The Pelicans had a chance to set up a winning shot after Wilson Chandler missed one of two free throws with 18.2 seconds left, leaving Denver up by only one.

Sport Klay Thompson scores 41, Warriors roll to 12th straight win
Author: 0 Klay Thompson scores 41, Warriors roll to 12th straight win

Thompson is finishing up strong for his fantasy owners, particularly those in rotisserie formats. "I'd probably say the weather's gotten better", Thompson said. McGee was walking away from the play and Dieng pushed him from behind, McGee turned around and immediately shoved Dieng in the chest as they jawed before being separated.

Author: 0 Wenger unsure who captained Arsenal in second half against Manchester City

I tell myself to finish as high as possible. "It's a good challenge (reaching the top four)", he added. Suddenly, it becomes important, so I am quite pleased that people realise that it's not as easy as it looks, and if you listen to Guardiola, he said the other day that to achieve the top four in England is a trophy, because it's so hard.

Sport City out to ruin Chelsea's title stroll
Author: 0 City out to ruin Chelsea's title stroll

Chelsea have a seven-point lead at the top of the table going into the game, and although Guardiola said they were there on merit, he said the London club's title charge had been aided by their lack of European football this season. However, former Manchester United defender Neville is still expecting to see Chelsea win the Premier League ahead of Tottenham this season. Now I'd like to see what we try to do from the beginning, to be fearless, to show courage.

Author: 0 A'ja Wilson powers SC - and Dawn Staley - to 1st ring

She had one more shot in her. I just didn't have a really good matchup on the ball today. Then in the national semifinals here at American Airlines Center on Friday, she had 13 points and six assists against the No. McCowan said if she can enhance the same techniques as the championship game, she can hold Wilson off and help Mississippi State past SC. "I feel like it showed we're better than what everybody thinks".

Sport Bowlers hand advantage to India on third day of Test
Author: 0 Bowlers hand advantage to India on third day of Test

India's seamers had Australia under severe pressure after lunch, and the tourists were three down before they managed to wipe out the deficit. In the past we have had sessions where we have given away the game easily. In the most "Unindian" conditions at Dharamsala , with the ball bouncing and spinning like nowhere else, an aggressive stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Lokesh Rahul scored quick runs to end the match in the very first session of the fourth day.

Author: 0 Goldberg bids emotional farewell to WWE

I certainly wouldn't relegate the excellent opening match between Shane McMahon and AJ who really kicked off Wrestlemania with a bang, and I definitely wouldn't undo the total shock of seeing the Hardy Boys return for Wrestlemania and win the Tag Titles back in a ladder match , of course.

Sport Wenger vows to reveal his Arsenal future 'soon'
Author: 0 Wenger vows to reveal his Arsenal future 'soon'

I work for my club with honesty and integrity. "The experience will pay a part of course but we have to stick together and continue to fight", he said. Defender Per Mertesacker and midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey return from injury layoff and could feature against West Ham. "You always want something new when you are used to something and what you get is probably most of the time not better than what you have, so you have to be careful what you wish for", the ...

Sport Last Gasp Ibrahimovic Rescues United
Author: 0 Last Gasp Ibrahimovic Rescues United

He has made just two United appearances in the last four months and, during his last match a month ago - against Bournemouth - Press Association Sport understands Mourinho was angered by the left back speaking to an opposition player at half-time.

Author: 0 Ronald Koeman: Everton boss defends Romelu Lukaku but not Ross Barkley

But the Dutchman felt it was unfair for Barkley and Lukaku to be singled out; one newspaper journalist even suggested that Everton would struggle to find a buyer for the Belgian striker. Look at Mané and Roberto had a brilliant game and Divock comes on for two minutes and scored. "I'm not afraid to give chances to young players". The Everton captain said: "When you get it back to 1-1 you try to keep the pressure on but unfortunately there was maybe a little bit of naivety on our part".

Sport Luis Enrique eyes time out, not new job after Barcelona
Author: 0 Luis Enrique eyes time out, not new job after Barcelona

Barca continued to press and their persistence paid off in the 44th minute when Suarez met a brilliant pass from Jordi Alba to lift the ball beautifully on the half-volley over Ochoa, who left his goal wide open. But in its first match since a long worldwide break, Madrid faded in the second half and Alaves threatened to snatch a draw . Manu Garcia's flicked header also then dipped just beyond Kiko Casilla's far post as the Santiago Bernabeu crowd became restless.

Sport Chapecoense 2 Atletico Nacional 1: Emotional win for tragedy-hit hosts
Author: 0 Chapecoense 2 Atletico Nacional 1: Emotional win for tragedy-hit hosts

Chapecoense welcomed Atletico Nacional to Chepeco on Monday with an moving airport reception and parade through the city streets, according to The Associated Press. "Fraternity was born out of all this great tragedy", he said. Nacional, meanwhile, sit atop Colombia's first division, even though they sold several of the players who helped them win the Copa Libertadores and make 2016 the most successful year in their history.

Author: 0 Spieth makes easy work of return to scene of Masters collapse

Conversations paused under the oak tree next to Augusta National's clubhouse Tuesday morning when Johnson sauntered toward the tee for another practice round. "I've seen enough good stuff to know that when I get out there Thursday, a lot of good feelings for me here at this golf course, and I like where my game has fallen just in the last couple of days", Scott said.

Author: 0 Brazil thump Paraguay in World Cup qualifier

Philippe Coutinho scored a first-half opener against Paraguay , with Neymar and Marcelo adding insurance in the second period. Under manager Tite, Brazil have won eight straight games and nine straight overall. Argentina , missing the suspended Lionel Messi, lost 2-0 to Bolivia , coming unstuck in high altitude as so many teams do and slipping from third to fifth.

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'I can not understand anxiety over Alexis Sanchez'

The 28-year-old's current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season which means Sanchez could leave on a free transfer in less than 15 months. He is a world-class footballer so he would fit in at Chelsea . "If they're able to sign Sanchez for £50m and get £100m for Hazard subsequently I do believe which is great company".

Author: 0 Clement says Tottenham's title credentials will be tested at Liberty Stadium

Chelsea, 21/2 years ago, they won the Premier League and 80 per cent of the players have experience of how to manage the pressure". The Sun report that Tottenham fear they will lose Rose, 26, to Manchester City during the forthcoming window for a potential £50million fee and that Shaw has been lined up as a replacement.

Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych to reach Miami Open semi-finals

He will now face Australia's Nick Kyrgios who defeated Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-7 (11-9) 6-3. But Berdych, who has struggled to close out the great players throughout his career, squandered the first match point on a forehand error before Federer evened the tie-breaker at 6-6 with a service victor.

Author: 0 Hull beats West Ham 2-1 to boost survival hopes in EPL

With nine matches remaining 12th-placed West Ham are probably just about safe from relegation, with 10 points separating the club from the dreaded drop zone. I have a good relationship with both of them. Asked if he was confident he could turn the club's fortunes round, he said: "Of course we can". "He has to pull out of the England squad, we know that, and he was very close to being fit for the Hull game, but he isn't going to be fit", Bilic told reporters at his latest pre-match press ...

Sport It's one step at a time for Conte
Author: 0 It's one step at a time for Conte

But it took only four more minutes for Wilfried Zaha to find an equaliser and Christian Benteke fired home the eventual victor two minutes later as the Eagles handed Chelsea just their second home defeat. Chelsea's lead is now down to seven points and it feels like a self-inflicted wound. Harry Kane's absence with injury has not affected their momentum so far and, with the England striker close to a return, they will only get stronger.

Author: 0 Rodgers: Celtic Will Be In Top Six Of EPL

Being one of them, I know what they think and what they want, and I want to try and bring them as far to that as I possibly can. Rodgers claimed Tynecastle was the ideal place for his side to wrap up the title. 'The courage he has to play football is unbelievable and what is great for me to see is that progression'. "And what does it mean to me?" It has not been an easy introduction to management for 30-year-old Ian Cathro and while he claimed the scoreline did not reflect the game, that ...

Author: 0 Ice hockey world body still works for Olympic deal with NHL

Speaking to reporters today in Toronto, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, who has long said he'll play for his country no matter what the National Hockey League decides, stuck to his guns. "If Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby and Nick Backstrom tell us, 'We want to go play for our country, ' how am I going to say no?" "Nothing is going to be bigger than that, playing for your nation", Forsberg said.

Author: 0 Roger Federer grabs quarter-final spot in Miami Open with hard-fought win

Federer will now face either Nick Kyrgios or Alexander Zverev in the semi-final. He won the title in 2005 and 2006. The last of the quarter-finals at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event pits Australian No.12 seed Nick Kyrgios against German No.16 seed Alexander Zverev , with the victor earning a semi-final showdown with Federer.

Author: 0 Hyderabad to host final; Mumbai, Bengaluru set for play-offs: BCCI

IPL's opening ceremonies have always been big on star power, having witnessed Bollywood mega-stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone perform in the past. Not only these, but celebrities like Monali Thakur, Amy Jackson, Sachin-Jigar and Bhoomi Trivedi will also perform during IPL 2017 opening ceremonies to be held across eight cities.

Sport Clichy backs Wenger to continue at Arsenal
Author: 0 Clichy backs Wenger to continue at Arsenal

The Frenchman may yet decide to stay at The Emirates, although there is an increasing sense of finality about his tenure and Wenger's proud record of 20 consecutive top-four finishes seems in jeopardy. Defender Per Mertesacker and midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey return from injury layoff and could feature against West Ham. After the game with Manchester City Arsene Wenger was asked about his future with Arsenal .

Author: 0 Roger Federer Cites Knee Surgery as Reason Behind Clay Decision

He recovered and gets to face Federer, whom he called "the greatest of all time ... my favorite tennis player". "I need time to prepare". Roger Federer is only planning on playing the French Open during the clay court season, he revealed after winning the Miami Open.

Author: 0 USMNT withstands slugfest with Panama for valuable road draw

Just a few miles down the road from the birthplace of one of the finest boxers of all time - Roberto Duran - the US felt like it had been through a slugfest here in its latest World Cup qualifying test. The United States' Michael Bradley, right, is defended by Honduras's Jorge Claros during the Americans' 6-0 victory Friday night in San Jose . And if that sounds like lowered expectations, well , it is.

Sport Missed out-of-bounds call aides Tar Heels in final minute
Author: 0 Missed out-of-bounds call aides Tar Heels in final minute

Bradley would have a key role inside if he returns, while Final Four most outstanding player Joel Berry II and rising senior Theo Pinson would lead the perimeter. Six years ago it was Butler in the same position. The school had pushed back the ceremony to honor Dawn Staley and her national champions to avoid the bad weather.

Author: 0 Players hurt by National Hockey League refusal to take part in 2018 Olympics: IOC

Ovechkin's countryman and Washington Capitals teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov said if Russian Federation needed him he would go, but most others said they hadn't yet considered it. Two-time Canadian Olympic gold-medal victor Jonathan Toews expects top junior and college and a lot of European players to make up Canada's roster.

Sport Guardiola: Manchester City switched off
Author: 0 Guardiola: Manchester City switched off

It was initially feared he may not play again this term. PEP GUARDIOLA says he expects Gabriel Jesus to return from injury before the end of the season. The City boss said: "I want to congratulate Jesus Navas who was excellent against one of the best players in the world in Alexis Sanchez". You happen to be in a position to believe now we're great, now we're in a position to overcome them.

Sport Messi behaviour on pitch
Author: 0 Messi behaviour on pitch "impeccable", says Luis Enrique

Madrid boosted its advantage to five points over Barcelona before the defending champions visit Granada later. Sevilla slipped out of the top three after being held 0-0 at home by struggling Sporting Gijon in the early game. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos also has ten assists. Coming after the worldwide break, Barcelona fans were aware that Messi was already out of the away trip to Granada after accumulating his fifth booking of the season before heading to Argentina.

Sport So Yeon Ryu claims play-off win over Lexi Thompson at ANA Inspiration
Author: 0 So Yeon Ryu claims play-off win over Lexi Thompson at ANA Inspiration

Thompson's playing partner, Suzann Pettersen, fell one stroke short of the playoff, alongside Australia's Minjee Lee, and said she wanted the American to go out and win the playoff after showing such mental fortitude out on the course. Such a contentious episode unsurprisingly drew a furious reaction on social media, with Tiger Woods among those to issue public support for Thompson and rail against the seemingly preposterous notion that viewers should be able to call in rulings.

Author: 0 Valiant bench helps Warriors win 10th straight game

A year after setting the National Basketball Association regular-season wins record with 73, the Warriors once again are at the top of the Western Conference heading into April. Wednesday's win over the Spurs in Texas brings the Warrior's hot streak to nine games. The Rockets are just 38 of 147 from deep in four matchups with Golden State.

Author: 0 Tony Romo to Retire, Enter Broadcasting With CBS

Bernstein took note of Romo's lack of television experience despite walking into the highly-coveted television role. A person with knowledge of the decision says Romo is retiring rather than trying to chase a Super Bowl with another team after losing his starting job with the Dallas Cowboys.

Author: 0 Cowboys' Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS

And with that, praise for the Cowboys' all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns started rolling in. Just last week, Jones floated to the other 31 teams they could give Romo a once-over to prove Jones' goods were valuable, with the caveat that Romo only could be obtained in a trade.

Author: 0 Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus returns to training earlier than expected

Pablo Zabaleta is back in the mix after Spaniard Jesus Navas put in a (surprisingly) decent shift as a right-back against Arsenal, but Frenchmen Bacary Sagna is going to miss another two to three weeks due to injury. "I think the difference between Chelsea and Tottenham is this: if you are at Chelsea and win it's normal", Conte added. City made an early exit from the Champions League last month, losing to Monaco in the last 16, the first time Guardiola has not reached the ...

Sport Trump tells Sisi US, Egypt will fight Islamist militants together
Author: 0 Trump tells Sisi US, Egypt will fight Islamist militants together

The trip was Mr Sisi's first official USA visit since being elected President in 2014 - Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama never extended an invitation citing concern over Mr Sisi's human rights record. Trump and Sisi will hold an expanded bilateral meeting before heading into a working lunch that has been scheduled for over an hour. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the two presidents had an "honest discussion focused on areas of cooperation" and that they discussed "both areas of ...

Author: 0 Martin O'Neill: Seamus Coleman's surgery was "a success"

Austria's 2-0 victory over Moldova moved them level with third-placed Wales and four points behind the top two. We're still nicely sitting in the group and it's all to play for. Coleman was stretchered off with an oxygen mask, and rushed straight to hospital where he was stabilized for the night. According to his Wales teammate Joe Allen, 27, Taylor is "in bits" after the incident and Allen said there was "no malice" in the challenge.

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