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Takeaways from the Miami Open final
- April 08, 2017

The victory also cements Federer's place at number one in the year's race for ranking points. 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. (more...)
LeBron James Apologizes For On-Court Altercation With Tristan Thompson LeBron James Apologizes For On-Court Altercation With Tristan Thompson
- April 08, 2017

While Cleveland's crowd stood and roared during a timeout, Thompson and James squared off and yelled at each other, awkwardly forcing Lue and their teammates to play peacemakers. They're a reason. But that still falls short of explaining the Cavs' doldrums, especially on defense.First of all, I think we both agree that we're not talking end-of-the-world stuff here. (more...)
Willett goes under the radar again in Masters defence
- April 08, 2017

We dropped a few balls down where we hit the chip on 17 (in the final round) and a couple (of) other shots that we hit. "I think that will go down quite nicely". "Unfortunately - well, not unfortunately, with how things went - we had a lot of things to do when we got back from Augusta and then we played a little bit more". (more...)
Miami Open champion Roger Federer solidifies grip on GOAT title
- April 08, 2017

Meanwhile, Nadal lost his fifth Miami Open final after suffering defeats in 2005 (Federer), 2008 (Nikolay Davydenko), 2011 ( Novak Djokovic ) and 2014 (Novak Djokovic). Well, Roger Federer is here to save your 2017, once again playing tennis at an elegant, breath-taking level. Federer's shot clipped the net and topped over it with a high bounce. (more...)
Nick Kyrgios Excited To Face 'The Greatest' Roger Federer Nick Kyrgios Excited To Face 'The Greatest' Roger Federer
- April 08, 2017

Flustered, he lost the game, which turned out to be the only service break of the set, and Zverev gave Murphy a piece of his mind at the next change over. "He's the greatest of all time ". Federer had to call upon all his resources of skill, poise and experience to edge Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6 (8-6), extending his win streak over the Czech to seven matches . (more...)
Pep Guardiola expresses admiration for Hull City manager Marco Silva Pep Guardiola expresses admiration for Hull City manager Marco Silva
- April 08, 2017

It certainly seems that way. "Yeah, the tunnel at Chelsea is so tight, so tight", he said . It all started when opposing coaches clashed after the match. "I think there is a victor and there is a loser". "Now the situation is clear", Guardiola added. Two of Tottenham's favoured and most reliable centre backs have proved to be Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. (more...)
Antonio Conte says Chelsea are six wins from the PL title Antonio Conte says Chelsea are six wins from the PL title
- April 08, 2017

Only winners write history. "It's a good win at a time of the season which is very important". I think this is the best way for us (to think). "They know very well the situation". Their remaining eight game include a north London derby at home to Arsenal on 30 April and a home match with Manchester United on 13 May. We got zero. (more...)
AFC Bournemouth vs. Chelsea, Premier League AFC Bournemouth vs. Chelsea, Premier League
- April 08, 2017

For us it's very important to look at ourselves. Antonio Conte has distanced himself from rumours he could return to Italy in the summer by saying he is planning for the future with Chelsea , who he says can only now be caught by Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League this season . (more...)
OR pulls upset in NCAA women's tourney, meets UConn next OR pulls upset in NCAA women's tourney, meets UConn next
- April 08, 2017

Jordin Canada had 20 points and 11 assists for UCLA (25-9). "We've seen that in the past". "I think people really have the wrong mindset about the West Coast". OR made sure it didn't happen twice. That was a result of stellar play from forward Bell, who delivered eight rebounds and four blocks to his Ducks squad in that first half. (more...)
Syrian rebels welcome U.S. missile attack
- April 08, 2017

US President Donald Trump's missile strikes on Syria have raised questions about whether the commander-in-chief needs permission from Congress for military action. The drone returned late in the day as citizens were going to a nearby hospital for treatment. Shortly afterward, officials say the hospital was targeted. (more...)
Stoke vs. Liverpool: Highlights and recap Stoke vs. Liverpool: Highlights and recap
- April 08, 2017

Sadio Mané has since been confirmed as requiring knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the campaign . I think we could do it better but on the other side, we have made an improvement against the top teams, but the most important thing for us is that we prove it in every game. (more...)
Man City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost
- April 08, 2017

But Guardiola insists this isn't the reason they're not challenging for the title, instead citing home results against the league's other teams as City's biggest problem. "I know he was never nominated for the best three players of the year here in England. I don't believe in mind games". Chelsea are on their way to becoming Premier League champions once again, but they face a tricky visit to Bournemouth today . (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino compares Tottenham star Harry Kane to Lionel Messi
- April 08, 2017

You can not doubt Harry Kane. "I don't believe that they play only with eight or nine players - they will play with 11 in the starting 11". "Whether Harry plays from the beginning or not, I think there is no doubting that Harry is our best player". (more...)
Kentucky advances to Elite 8 with 86-75 win over UCLA
- April 08, 2017

De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final. Coach John Calipari begs to differ. "I knew he would be a big help and Ike (Anigbogu) as well, and when you mix the young guys with the old guys and make something great, and that's what we have". (more...)
One certainty in EPL title race: 3-man defense wins
- April 08, 2017

But an extraordinary late burst earned them a 3-1 win that kept Chelsea in their sights. Two of Tottenham's favoured and most reliable centre backs have proved to be Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was not involved and has played the incident down. I am happy, the performance was outstanding. And we'll see tomorrow whether he will start the game or be on the bench. (more...)
Harper, Murphy, Werth go deep, Nats beat Phils 7 Harper, Murphy, Werth go deep, Nats beat Phils 7
- April 08, 2017

It was cold (48 degrees at first pitch, at 3:10 p.m.) and windy in South Philly and the game turned unpleasant rather quickly. There were plenty of ifs and buts in this one, but when it was over, Velasquez put the loss on himself. But Max Scherzer was on the mound, armed with a four-run lead against an offense that ranked last in almost every hitting category a year ago, an offense he's regularly dominated since joining Washington, and Vince Velasquez , for as talented as his right arm is, ... (more...)
Henley books Masters spot after three-stroke win in Texas Henley books Masters spot after three-stroke win in Texas
- April 08, 2017

Kang, like Henley, needed a win to qualify for the Masters starting on Thursday, but battled to a 72 in his final round. 13 and 14 to briefly join Kang atop the leaderboard. Daniel Berger rounded out the top-five. Henley had trailed Kang by four strokes going into the final round. Ryu birdied the 18th hole in the playoff to win her second major title, but her celebration was muted because of the weird circumstances on the Dinah Shore Course. (more...)
Leicestershire County Cricket Club respond to revised sentencing Leicestershire County Cricket Club respond to revised sentencing
- April 08, 2017

After the original case concluded Judge Mansell was widely criticised for reportedly saying that wife Karim's status as "an intelligent" and university-educated woman made her less vulnerable than other abuse victims. He claimed he "wasn't listening" to his barrister's comments and that there had been a "series of misunderstandings". His lawyers claimed in mitigation he would lose the offer of a professional contract to play cricket with Leicestershire. (more...)
Griezmann eyes Atletico assault on Real's title lead Griezmann eyes Atletico assault on Real's title lead
- April 08, 2017

Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as coach in January 2016, winning the Champions League within five months of taking over and now has the team top of La Liga and into the Champions League quarterfinals. That's why the Real Madrid defense will be so pivotal. "I do not know about failure, that is for others to talk about", he said. We're all very much looking forward to playing the derby. (more...)
Lauda made bet on Vettel for pole with Wolff
- April 08, 2017

Ferrari looked strong all day in China, securing one-two in FP3 and again in Q2, but Hamilton continually improved over the course of the day and crossed the line with a new lap record of 1:31.678. "We hope we have hit the nail on the head with the balance of the auto", Hamilton said. "In qualifying , we are still quicker but let's wait for the race tomorrow". (more...)