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Bowyer long prepped for new Cup success, best start at Texas

It is Harvick's first pole at Texas, second of the season and 36th of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Series points leader Kyle Larson's vehicle was among nine of the 40 in the race didn't make it through inspection in time to make qualifying runs. Read More »

Hazard double returns Chelsea to winning path with City win


Antonio Conte was satisfied to tick off another game on Chelsea's march to the Premier League title. The surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday might have been the wake-up call Chelsea needed. "When I'm a spectator, I can see when one team is afraid, just waiting for one action to win the game". "We come out of a hard period and our confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly", Wenger said. Read More »

Westbrook misses triple-double, Thunder beat Grizzlies

Westbrook is the main cog of Oklahoma City . He saw the crowd stand up as it did in Orlando a week ago. The NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidate finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists . "It showed that he was sharing the ball, and everybody was benefiting from that". The Thunder started the second quarter hot, and ended up scoring 35 points to make it a 24-point lead at the half. Read More »

Leicester make it five wins on the bounce since Ranieri sacking

However, according to Spanish outlet Sport, Leicester's Thai owners are disillusioned with a host of players - most notably Vardy - and may look to life beyond them. "We're still not safe". On his record: "I am proud but I'm proud for everyone associated with the football club, especially the players". The result continues Craig Shakespeare's winning start to life as Leicester boss and moves the club into 13th place on 33 points. Read More »

Pouille opens against Edmund in Davis Cup quarterfinals

We've been doing a lot of video work. That's not the mentality we've built up over the years. "I'm very happy and I hope we go through tomorrow". "We will dust ourselves down". Captain Smith said: "Obviously it's tough losing two rubbers but it was always going to be a hard match on clay". Having seen an early break cancelled out immediately by Edmund, Pouille was two points from losing the set at 15-30 and 4-5 but dug himself out of trouble. Read More »

Jose Mourinho defends Jesse Lingard deal

Jose Mourinho claims former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez would have scored "20 goals easy" at Old Trafford this season as the club's forwards continue to struggle. Jose Mourinho has revealed that Manchester United will be without five senior players - including captain Wayne Rooney - when they take on Sunderland this weekend. Read More »

Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton

I came to help. "[Shaw] has lots of potential, but the football brain and the professional brain has to be with the talent", Mourinho said. But after Jagielka's defensive partner Ashley Williams was dismissed for handling Luke Shaw's drive deep in injury time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped up to convert the penalty and ensure the points were shared. Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters

Pyongyang has participated in the ice hockey tournament, a sign North Korea is willing to restart civic exchange with the South despite ongoing tensions, Choi said. Kim, the analyst, also said it's likely the North will continue to test-fire missiles over the next few months as it continues to pursue a reliable nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the mainland U.S. Read More »

NFL Draft 2017: Meet Stanford's Christian McCaffrey


The disadvantage to the Browns is there is no evident player ready to step in immediately. The Eagles fill their top position need with Humphrey. At North Carolina, this was a formation he rarely used. We will also tab him to a couple of teams. He added that the under center and footwork throws were successful as well. That said, his preference for making big plays can sometimes lead to bad turnovers. Read More »

James scores 34 as Cavs stop slide with win over Sixers

You so rarely get to see the two best players on the floor guarding one another; and it's even more rare that that duel decides the entire game. "We're family", he said with a shrug. The Pacers once again forced a big turnover, but George's game winning three fell just shy, sending the game into a second overtime period. "Coach ran a couple of plays for me and ( Brian Roberts ) just hit me and I was able to knock some shots down", Lamb said. Read More »

Ice hockey world body still works for Olympic deal with NHL

It's not in my hands". Iginla got Crosby the puck, and Canada overcome a sluggish start to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to beat the US for gold in overtime on home ice. "I haven't really looked at myself". That was on the table for him again in 2018. Fellow Russian and Washington Capital Evgeny Kuznetsov has also said he will go play for Mother Russia in South Korea. Read More »

Super Eagles Rise As Cameroun, South Africa, Algeria Slip — FIFA Rankings


Super Eagles continued their impressive ratings under Gernot Rohr's watch as Nigeria stepped up one place from 41st to 40th spot in the latest FIFA Rankings released thursday. Ghana's inactivity during the last Federation Internationale de Football Association date for worldwide friendlies cost the team causing to move two places down. Read More »

Despite "bathroom bill" replacement, mayors won't budge


Immediately after passage, some business showed an unwillingness to do business in the state. The NCAA's carefully worded statement left the door open to making decisions on a case-by-case basis and even to retracting hosting opportunities on short notice in light of new developments - as it did previous year, when it moved several championship events, including men's basketball tournament games, out of the state. Read More »

Rahm ready to live up to fellow Spaniards on Masters debut

It might be in the mail right now. I am going to tee up believing that I can win. Ah, 22-year-olds. But Rahm isn't your average 22-year-old. McIlroy only needs a Green Jacket to complete the career grand slam of major titles but arrives in Augusta having yet to register a win this year - the Northern Irishman having struggled to build on his strong finish to 2016 when he won the FedEx Cup. Read More »

Spurs' inspirational win keeps their chase alive

The Italian managed to utter a bit of English too in congratulations during his post-match interview but left the sweary stuff to his interpreter following the dismissal of Miguel Britos and now leaves them very thin in central defence . Asked if that meant next season, Conte said: "Yes, for the next season". Chelsea still have to go to United on 16 April and Everton on 30 April. He could be of interest this weekend as a goalscorer option if Mauricio Pochettino decides to go more positive ... Read More »

Higuain: I joined Juventus to be a champion


It was not a vintage performance from Juve, but with another meeting with Napoli looming in the semifinal of the Italian Cup, and an upcoming Champions League clash with Barcelona to think about, Allegri shrugged that off. Sarri is not giving a pre-match Press conference, so his team selection remains somewhat of a mystery for tomorrow's match. Napoli poured forward and dominated from the first whistle and, come the break, it was hard to understand how they trailed their northern ... Read More »

Capitals sticking with Braden Holtby on Sunday


At 2:56 in, Lars Eller chucked a pass out from behind the goal to a wide-open Burakovsky, who scored with a roof shot from 9 feet out to make it 2-0. The Caps padded their lead by scoring three times in the second period before holding off the Blue Jackets , 3-2 in Columbus. Read More »

Louis voters reject soccer stadium in major blow to MLS expansion chances


The second proposition, which was rejected by about 53 percent of voters, would have directed the roughly $50 million generated by the second tax and up to $10 million from the sales tax increase toward an MLS stadium. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the newly-passed Proposition 1 is expected to generate $12 million per year to be put toward public transportation expansion, which can be used by everyone. Read More »

Arrieta, Cubs rebound with 2-1 win over St. Louis


If you were tuning into the Cubs-Cardinals game last night, you may have seen Cards pitcher Adam Wainwright create quite a spectacle by throwing a pitch about 20 yards away from the catcher. Marwin Gonzalez added a solo homer for the Astros to seal the victory. YANKEES 5, RAYS 0: CC Sabathia was sharp in his first start, Ronald Torreyes and Chase Headley homered and NY beat Tampa Bay at Tampa for its first victory this season. Read More »

Dollar General Acquires Dollar Express Chain


Francis, Appleton, Eau Claire and three stores in Milwaukee. The Dollar Express stores, which still carry the Family Dollar moniker, will be rebranded to Dollar General. According to another Observer report , North Carolina-based Dollar Express was born after another chain, Dollar Tree, purchased Family Dollar. So far, neither Dollar General nor Dollar Express has released a public statement on the transaction. Read More »

Klay Thompson scores 41, Warriors roll to 12th straight win

Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points for Minnesota, which couldn't keep up with Golden State's spiffy passing and contributions from so many players on both ends of the floor. As a team, the Warriors shot 53 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the three-point line as they blew away the young Timberwolves thanks to a season-high 41 fast break points. Read More »

Steven Matz shut down for three weeks; Zack Wheeler earns rotation spot


Terry Collins the NY manager was asked if he expected the young right-hander to start the season in Las Vegas with the Mets Triple-A affiliate and he answered no he did not. Wheeler's return to the Mets is even more important with left-hander Steven Matz already dealing with an injured elbow. "Nothing's changed over the last couple of days", Collins said. Read More »

Brazil 3 Paraguay 0


And Tite's men - amid a nine-game winning streak - benefited from Peru's 2-1 win at home to struggling Uruguay as the five-time world champions are assured of at least a fourth-place finish, officially stamping their ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Schweinsteiger scores in his MLS debut, Fire ties Impact 2-2


A day after Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho apologized for his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger, and expressed regret for how he handled the situation with the player, the German began the next phase of his career. "I think we need to finish a little bit better so it makes it easier for us to control the game a little bit more ". Justin Meram's brace was enough to help the Crew take their points tally to 10 from their opening five games. Read More »

APNewsBreak: Yanks drop to 3rd in payroll; Dodgers lead


As of right now, the Dodgers rotation has Kershaw pitching opening day , followed by Kenta Maeda pitching Tuesday, and Rich Hill taking the mound Wednesday. "Clayton's been there for us, threw the ball really well for us past year and he's a guy who relies heavily on the sinker and you know this is a team that honestly handles sinkers well, so he's got a challenge in front of him", Green said. Read More »

Pakistan win toss, put West Indies into bat


Excellent seam bowling by Pakistan limited the West Indies to 124 for eight batting first and set the stage for the batsmen's romp to victory to complete a 3-1 series triumph. This triggered a golden period for the Windies, as they claimed the next six Pakistani wickets for 45 runs in the space of 43 balls. Nearly all the Pakistani bowler bore the brunt of Lewis furry including sensational young leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who went for 38 runs in 3.5 overs. Read More »

Michail Antonio's West Ham contract talks at a standstill

West Ham sit 14th and have failed to register a league win since early February. Bilic has admitted that Wilshere is "a great player at a great age" but suggests that the links with the Arsenal midfielder are now only rumours. West Ham's big number nine always seems to enjoy playing against Arsenal , though, and Bilic is expecting another big performance from the England striker. Read More »

Sunderland in trouble as Watford claim vital three points

They have many points in the league this season and we must do our best to face them. Sunderland boss David Moyes has called on Adnan Januzaj to silence the boo boys at the Stadium of Light. If Jermain Defoe doesn't find the net then neither do the Black Cats - and even his goals have dried up of late. "I don't know about miracles, but we know they do happen, and they've happened a couple of times at Sunderland recently". Read More »