The onus would be on the domestic cricketers like Manish Pandey, who hit a sparkling 47-ball 81 against MI, to take the responsibility. The hosts needed 49 runs off the last three overs and poor bowling by New Zealand's Trent Boult and Ankit Rajpoot - who is likely to be replaced by fit-again Umesh Yadav on Thursday - cost the Gautam Gambhir-led side the game.
YANKEES 3, RAYS 2: At New York, Aaron Hicks homered twice, including a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, and New York beat Tampa Bay to move above.500 for the first time this season. And the attention to the story of the team adds another dimension. The entire ring ceremony was awesome. There's a big lawn, too. The field has a different look, too, with the bullpens now underneath the outfield bleachers and no longer along the foul lines.
We just have to keep that up and hopefully our luck will change. This team has a lot of potential and if they can put forward their best play and get into the playoff mindset, they can get through the Canadiens . "What I look at is the number of opportunities we had and what we can do with them", coach Claude Julien said. When you've got Marc-Andre Fleury as your backup there's little cause for concern anyhow.
Angels starters have finished the sixth inning just once this season, and none has thrown a pitch in the seventh. Mike Scioscia's decision to give Mike Trout a partial day off rippled throughout the lineup, including Albert Pujols' first game in the field since August and Kole Calhoun moving in the batting order.
Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman were unable to make a meaningful impact in place of first-choice wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, while Thomas Muller again lacked sharpness in front of goal in the absence of suspended top scorer Robert Lewandowski.
Neymar had been shown his first booking for delaying a Malaga free-kick whilst tying his shoelaces and stupidly charged into Diego Llorente 25 minutes from time to see red. Barcelona , the defending champions, is now three points adrift of Madrid at the top of the table, third-place Atletico Madrid is 10 points off the lead.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed he had an offer from the Premier League this season. "To be the co-owner of the Phoenix Rising team is something that really challenges me". But Drogba hasn't gone to the Rising to play a major role on the pitch. "I will need time to get ready". The Toffees' finish to the 2016-17 season could dictate whether the Belgian stays or goes come June, but one thing for certain is Drogba has complete faith in his former team-mate to become a hit ...
I speak for myself, and today was not a good performance. The Swede has already played 44 games (40 starts) for United this season, scoring 28 goals and chipping in with nine assists. Overall a good team and then of course they are playing once a week which makes a difference also because at the end of the season, I do not know how many games we have in total but I think we have much more than them", he added.
The much-maligned Vincent Janssen came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal from open play to complete the rout in added-on time as Spurs claimed their seventh consecutive top-flight win for the first time since May 1967.
Come this summer, both of these teams will have some tough personnel decisions to make. Chris Paul , J.J Reddick, Luc Mbah a Moute and Blake Griffin all have the option to leave Los Angeles in the upcoming offseason, and having not made it past the second round in the Chris Paul era, the pressure is on.
The Gunners recorded their first Premier League win since early February with a comfortable 3-0 victory West Ham on Wednesday night, a result which moved them to within four points of Manchester City in fourth place. The Gunners simply can not afford to drop more points against West Ham United or their top 4 hopes will start to look very unrealistic. Walcott feels not only his goal gave him confidence but the player has already been working so hard on his form to get back to his best.
Devils defenseman John Moore continued his overtime success when he scored his fourth career game-winning goal in extra time to beat the Flyers 1-0 on Tuesday. Based off morning skate, it looks as if Morin , who will wear No. 50, is set to be paired with Shayne Gostisbehere . New Jersey Devils defenceman Dalton Prout will have a hearing on Monday afternoon with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for interference on Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas .
On what would have been the 60th birthday of two-time champion Seve Ballesteros, Garcia became the third Spanish victor at Augusta National with a birdie on the first extra hole following a sensational duel with his Ryder Cup team-mate, the other being Jose Maria Olazabal.
Edmonton centre Connor McDavid , the NHL's leading scorer in the regular season, had one assist in his playoff debut to extend his points streak to 15 games. "They had two chances, a couple of good bounces, but I thought we were still playing well we just needed a little bit of a lift and it was good to put one home and start it off for the fellas".
Soccer president Sunil Gulati (pictured centre) after his country, Mexico and Canada formally gave notice of their widely anticipated plans at a jointly staged press conference at the World Trade Centre in NY. "To have governmental support is a critical part of a bid". "We have a very big Mexican population over there and I think co-organizing a World Cup deserves to be highlighted".
When Sergio Garcia erupted in the world golfing scene during the 1999 PGA championship , he impressed everyone by giving Tiger Woods a run for his money eventually losing out by a single stroke. The two par-fives on the back nine proved pivotal, with Garcia making a clutch seven-footer to save par at the 13th before Rose missed a six-footer that would have taken him three clear.
Montreal will definitely have the goaltending advantage heading into the series. The Rangers finished fourth in the ultra-tough Metropolitan Division with 102 points. The Canadiens fired coach Michel Therrien during the season and brought back Julien for his second stint with Montreal. This actually was a hockey version of "Dumb and Dumber" because Julien only previously had been canned by the Boston Bruins for the sin of all coaching sins, not winning enough.
Ryu So-yeon clinched her second major title after a drama-filled playoff win over Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration. The American, a victor at Mission Hills Country Club in 2014, was hit with a four-shot penalty after being reported by an eagle-eyed television viewer for incorrectly replacing a marked ball in Saturday's third round.
Favorites have a habit of coming unstuck at the Masters and this year all eyes are on what the course holds for world No 1 Dustin Johnson, whose form puts him way ahead of all contenders here. If it's blowing 27 miles per hour like the forecast says, it's going to be tough to hit the greens. "You're going to really have to be careful where you hit it and just try to make pars".
One of the NBA's most underrated players, he gives the Raptors the best chance of any team in the East to upset the Cavs. Boston Celtics vs. Chicago BullsCeltics in 6: This is a Boston team that is ready to take the next step, but we still aren't sold on their overall talent.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory with team-mates after his match against Sam Querrey of the United States of America during the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinals. "I've got Monte Carlo up next". People forgot that I am only 21. The 15th-ranked Sock, who possesses one of tennis' biggest forehands, hit twice as many winners as Thompson off that wing (24 to 12) and controlled his service games for the most part, winning more than 70 percent of both his first-serve and ...
Two became three soon afterwards when De Bruyne looped in a cross from the right and Aguero thumped home a header. City are now seven points clear of Everton in fifth and sixth-placed Manchester United, who play Chelsea on Sunday as one of two games in hand on their neighbours.
Goals from from Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch and a stunner from Xherdan Shaqiri handed Stoke City a 3-1 win over Hull City at the Bet365 Stadium. The Lilywhites had to wait less than three minutes for the second goal to follow, this time after a smart touch from returning striker Kane to play in Son, with the Korean tucking through the legs of Boruc.
Griezmann's late intervention ensured some measure of revenge for Atletico after losing out to Real on penalties in last year's Champions League final. "It was a pain because of the game we played", he told beIN Sports after the derby draw. The players that have given me their lives, I obviously accompany them in the decisions that they take.
But it remained an unwelcome result for Jose Mourinho's side, who have now drawn nine games at home this season and trail fourth-place Manchester City by four points. It was not only United players left disappointed, with defender Mason Holgate among the Everton players reeling from the late leveller at Old Trafford.
Adande on the broadcast, Gobert will not return to the game with what Utah is calling a left knee sprain. The Jazz are certainly capable of the upset and they'll be coming into this game with a mentality of having nothing to lose, but I'm sticking with the Clippers to escape with a win and cover in Game 1.
He said: "Will Conte stay at Chelsea? ". We congratulate Chelsea for the victory. "The confidence we can take going into Saturday stands us in good stead", Francis said. We saw against Barcelona, we saw in many games when he played. "At this time of the season the pressure is very high and to drop points is not good because you give your opponent hope".
Wenger wasn't immune to the toxic atmosphere stemming from the Arsenal fans, with banners and chants calling for the long-serving manager to depart as Palace made easy work of their London rivals during the Premier League clash. It has consequences on our chances to be in the top four. "We all did and that's not Arsenal at all", said Walcott. We knew we had to win the game.
Christian Eriksen is nicknamed " Golazo " at Tottenham for his knack of scoring brilliant goals but Mauricio Pochettino says the Dane is happy for others to take the limelight. Pochettino asked reporters. "The No. 10 role doesn't exist". "We try to play now with two No 10s that play face to the opponents' goal, not back to the opponents' goal".
And therefore the data gained by the teams was rather irrelevant to qualifying and the race run after sunset. It was the first pole in Bottas' career. And between them they set up a humdinger of a close tussle in today's 57-lap, 191-mile showdown as record-buster Hamilton, the treble champ, bids for win No.55 from 181 Global Positioning System.
Then both those teams made us wait on the last night through a rain delay and all the way to the bottom of the 10th before the Cubs finally closed out the Indians for good. All of that was highlighted by the last game against George's Pacers, when the champs were left with more questions than answers. Throughout the season, all of the national pundits have been heard saying, save for one Stephen A.
The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Jordan Spieth lines up his putt on the 15th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Augusta, Ga . It wasn't as if Spieth went into a mental meltdown after what happened previous year. And a fourth-place finish in Thailand moved him to No. 52 in the year's third-to-last ranking.
After letting in a soft goal in the second period, Freddy Andersen was rock solid for the Leafs throughout the third period, making big save after big save, many of them with his dramatic glove hand. While Toronto felt good overall about Game 1 despite blowing another lead, after reviewing the tape it was clear there's plenty of room to be better on Saturday.
Speaking after the game, the forward said he was "ruling nothing out" but added that he was happy where he was. They are said to be lining up a lucrative new contract in a bid to convince Griezmann to stay, but even manager Simeone is uncertain on the striker's future.
Bochy said if Posey weren't a catcher, he might have been OK to stay in the game, but the Giants weren't taking any chances with the 2012 NL MVP and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year. Recently bumped up to the cleanup spot, Bruce put the Mets in front 4-2 with a towering, two-run drive off his own digital image on the videoboard in right field.
Valtteri Bottas scored his maiden F1 pole ahead of Hamilton, heading up a one-two finish for Mercedes, leaving Vettel - 0.478 seconds off Bottas' lap - disappointed after Ferrari dropped back. It forces us to be on the absolute limit. He has to settle for P2, but he will certainly come at his teammate with all he's got right from the get-go.
Galchenyuk skated with his new linemates in the final regular-season game and not only had some good chances. The Rangers will want to try and capitalize as much as they can 5-on-5 because of the strength of the Canadiens' penalty kill, which has improved significantly under coach Claude Julien .
They now sit 14 points clear of the Gunners, albeit having played a game more, while Arsene Wenger's men have won only one of their last five league matches. Despite being beaten by Chelsea, Howe believes the confidence of his players should not have been dented as they prepare for what he feels will be another stern test against one of the Premier League's most clinical teams.
However, that has not stopped sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark .com from pegging them as the favorites on the odds to win the Eastern Conference for the third year in a row since LeBron James returned to Cleveland at -275 (bet $275 to win $100).
Antetokounmpo is a highlight-reel regular for dunks in transition. This would eventually be a problem when the team became a let down on defense and tried to win games by outscoring opponents. With Malcolm Brogdon stealing the point guard show in Milwaukee, many forget about Dellavedova. "A lot of time Kyle doesn't have to get it going to will us to victory".