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Longoria breaks up Pineda's perfect-game bid in 7th Longoria breaks up Pineda's perfect-game bid in 7th
- April 11, 2017

The Yankees were ahead, 2-0, after five. Leading 2-0 at the time, Pineda then fanned Brad Miller . A video review was needed to determine it was a home run. Chris Carter greeted Austin Pruitt with an RBI triple, and Castro followed with a two-run homer. The last time a Yankees pitcher threw a no-hitter in April was 100 years ago when George Mogridge delivered the first no-no in Fenway Park history against the Boston Red Sox in 1917. (more...)
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving ruled out for Cleveland LeBron James, Kyrie Irving ruled out for Cleveland
- April 11, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sit LeBron James and Kyrie Irving for Monday's game against the Miami Heat, choosing rest over continuing to fight for the No. If they win both of those games, Miami will then need either IN or Chicago to lose one of their next two games. Currently, the Cavaliers hold the top spot in the East by virtue of a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, but should they lose once and Boston win twice over the next three days, Cleveland would slip to the No. (more...)
Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale
- April 10, 2017

Rory McIlroy was struggling to bridge the gap between himself and the top of the Masters leaderboard on Saturday as the third round progressed at Augusta National, writes Simon Lewis . I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. There's Jordan Spieth, who "obviously has a special relationship the Masters ", Rose said. Rickie Fowler carded a 71 to be one stroke off the pace to be third, while American Charley Hoffman (72), Ryan Moore (69) and Jordan Spieth (68) shared the fourth spot ... (more...)
Dustin Johnson ponders staying in field for Shell Houston Open Dustin Johnson ponders staying in field for Shell Houston Open
- April 10, 2017

After blowing away the American Bill Haas 4&3 in the morning semi-finals, Rahm showed none of that poise when falling five behind Johnson after just eight holes. "I'm probably going to learn a lot from this week". Rahm was just starting his backswing for the 80-foot shot at Austin Country Club in Texas when a sudden noise reverberated across the green. (more...)
Federer's remarkable form continues with Miami Open title
- April 10, 2017

The victory marked his third Key Biscayne crown, following his previous triumphs in 2005 and 2006. "He was playing big tennis, stepping in doing all the right things..." He only converted two of nine break points, but that's all he needed as he saved all four he faced against his own serve, all in the first half of the first set. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp's Brazilian masterstroke seals 'massive' win for Liverpool at Stoke City Jurgen Klopp's Brazilian masterstroke seals 'massive' win for Liverpool at Stoke City
- April 10, 2017

Mignolet denied Stoke twice from close range to ensure Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in the second half. "At half-time it was a hard decision to make because it was not clear that Roberto and Phil would be ready for 45 minutes", Klopp added, whose side have 12 more points than they did at this stage last season. (more...)
France knock Great Britain out of Davis Cup
- April 10, 2017

France will host Serbia in September. "It was not easy for me to select myself to play in this match". "I'll do my best to be available for the semi-finals". Mahut and Benneteau are grand ambassadors of their country's emotional and historic attachment to the Davis Cup , and can trace their personal playing association back to 1999, when they won the boys' title together at the US Open. (more...)
Golden State Warriors win in Kevin Durant's first game since Feb. 28
- April 10, 2017

National Basketball Association passing. I love this game. "Once you bounce back from getting knocked down, that's how you get more confidence that everything's all right". A couple of pairs of free throws from Thompson and two 3-pointers from Draymond to close the half, though, put them up 54-46. The Warriors complete passes when guys make seemingly lackadaisical cuts. (more...)
Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers
- April 10, 2017

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will start for Chicago, looking to improve on his 5-3 record and 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the Brewers, including a 3-1 mark and 1.82 ERA in five starts at Miller Park. He insisted he was good but I wasn't convinced. "That's usually how things start going". In all, Chicago belted out 17 hits on the day. The Cubs envisioned this flow of talent when they embarked on their rebuilding project in the fall of 2011. (more...)
Porcello, Red Sox focused on improving vs. Tigers Porcello, Red Sox focused on improving vs. Tigers
- April 10, 2017

With a three-run lead, I just tried to get ahead of guys, make them swing the bat, really. Pablo Sandoval would move him over to third with a deep flyout to center field, and Moreland would come around to score on a sacrifice fly from Jackie Bradley . (more...)
Argentina slam Federation Internationale de Football Association after Lionel Messi hit with four-game suspension Argentina slam Federation Internationale de Football Association after Lionel Messi hit with four-game suspension
- April 10, 2017

Argentina went on to lose and are now fifth in the race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. BBC reports that with four games remaining of World Cup qualifying, Colombia climbed above Argentina and Uruguay into second as they beat Ecuador 2-0 with goals from James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado. (more...)
Fowler joins 4-way tie at the top in Masters
- April 10, 2017

It was a typical up-and-down round from Lefty, who tallied five birdies and six bogeys. Pieters fired a 68 and Garcia signed for a 69. He birdied the par-5 13th and parred his way in. "I probably didn't accept things as well as I should have, " Garcia said. And he knows the score that everyone talks about - 70 majors as a pro without a victory, and enough close calls to make him wonder whether he'll ever get it done. (more...)
Davis Cup: US wins doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal
- April 10, 2017

Sock's service game at 1-2 was the only game in the first set to go against the server, but two missed volleys from Johnson in it contributed. Kyrgios is due to face Sock in Sunday's opening reverse singles rubber, although Hewitt is anticipating another curve ball from the USA after the world number 15 was a late replacement for Sam Querrey in the doubles. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton Wins Chinese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel Finishes Second
- April 10, 2017

Sebastian Vettel battled past his teammate to take second place, whilst Red Bull were having their own inter-team battle. Hamilton, who now shares a lead with Vettel at the summit of the Drivers' Championship admitted post-race things might have been different had it not been for the stoppage. (more...)
Light-heavyweight champ Cormier barely makes weight for UFC 210
- April 10, 2017

The fight started out with Cormier and Johnson spending a lot of time up against the cage, which was clearly to Cormier's advantage. Jones watched cageside with his arms outstretched as Cormier dismissed his presence, yelling, "Who?" UFC was back in Buffalo for the first time since NY lifted its MMA ban and ran a card in the city for the first time since UFC 7 on September 8, 1995, was headlined by Ken Shamrock and Oleg Taktarov's fight to a ridiculous 33-minute draw. (more...)
Red Bull's Verstappen tops practice session at Chinese Grand Prix Red Bull's Verstappen tops practice session at Chinese Grand Prix
- April 10, 2017

The Englishman had pole ahead of Vettel in Melbourne, though, and that wasn't enough to prevent the German from winning. "That was a very special race", the 19-year-old Dutch driver said afterward, a huge grin plastered on his face. "It's good to have a younger person around and yeah, Max has obviously done a fantastic job since he's been in the sport". Hamilton, who has yet to drive on the new rain tyres introduced this year, expressed apprehension about racing in the rain, while Vettel ... (more...)
Conte: I'n not leaving Stamford Bridge Conte: I'n not leaving Stamford Bridge
- April 10, 2017

Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Manchester City extended Costa's current barren streak to four matches - during which time he has also received three yellow cards - but Conte is adamant that his striker is playing a key role in Chelsea's march towards the Premier League title. (more...)
Chelsea maintains EPL title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1 Chelsea maintains EPL title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1
- April 10, 2017

Antonio Conte's men went ahead after 17 minutes when Bournemouth's Adam Smith deflected in Diego Costa's shot and Eden Hazard made it 2-0 within a minute. This is one step closer to the title. Antonio Conte's men now lead Spurs by seven points in the Premiership standings. And his fifth goal, which came during Saturday afternoon's 3-1 win over Bournemouth , was an example of how to take the flawless free kick. (more...)
Trump's son-in-law lands 16km from Mosul
- April 10, 2017

Joseph Dunford for talks in Baghdad with top Iraqi military leaders. Mr. Kushner was "traveling on behalf of the president to express the president's support and commitment" to USA and Iraqi forces battling Islamic State, said Joint Chiefs spokesman Capt. (more...)
Red Sox play-by-play announcer leaves in middle of game due to flu
- April 10, 2017

Another run scored on a double play, and the Red Sox had setup man Matt Barnes to bridge the gap to closer Craig Kimbrel, who got his second save despite his own control problems. In the seventh, Andrew Benintendi hit a two-out single that tied the game at 3, but only after an astute replay challenge kept the inning alive. He limped slightly and was check by the training staff, but he stayed in the game to immediately allow a sharp, go-ahead single. (more...)
Coutinho, Firmino inspire Liverpool comeback over Stoke
- April 09, 2017

Senegal worldwide Mane is Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 Premier League goals and without him the Reds could only manage a home draw with Bournemouth in mid-week action. Now we are just thinking about the line-up against Stoke , which is a real challenge. "But having too many players is not good for a squad because you kill development". (more...)
France dump GB out of Davis Cup quarters France dump GB out of Davis Cup quarters
- April 09, 2017

Captain Smith said: "Obviously it's tough losing two rubbers but it was always going to be a hard match on clay". Leon Smith insisted there can be a way back for Great Britain after a chastening opening day of Davis Cup quarter-final action against France in Rouen. (more...)
Manchester City v Hull City Betting Tips Manchester City v Hull City Betting Tips
- April 09, 2017

We should expect some rotation from the team that lost but played quite well at Chelsea, which could include the return of Pablo Zabaleta to the lineup. Substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino scored to give Liverpool a vital win in their quest for a top four finish this season. Firmino scored what was the victor in the 75th minute to give Liverpool the win. (more...)
Davis Cup: Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Spain Davis Cup: Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Spain
- April 09, 2017

Djokovic, who led Serbia to the title in 2010 since when his grand slam haul has risen to 12, was satisfied with his form after some question marks about the state of his game. 1 ranking after a slump in form following his French Open title a year ago. Belgium, the only won of the quarter-finalists never to have lifted the trophy stunned Germany in Frankfurt without David Goffin in round one but will have their top player back for the home clash with Italy in Charleroi. (more...)
Salihamidzic has no fears over Bayern ahead of Dortmund clash Salihamidzic has no fears over Bayern ahead of Dortmund clash
- April 09, 2017

Neuer trained for half-an-hour on Friday morning and, on his keeper, Ancelotti told a press conference: "Everything's going to plan". The German media have borrowed and translated Spain's "El Clasico" tag for Barcelona-Real Madrid matches and applied it to the Bundesliga's clash of the titans. (more...)