Author: 0 Federer Beats Krygios In Semifinal, To Face Nadal In Miami Open Final

Miami Open champion Roger Federer does not expect to compete in any clay-court tournaments until the 2017 French Open. I'm not 24 anymore so things have changed in a big way. "It's been a very good two weeks for me". Both met in the third round of the Indian Wells last and now at the Miami Open final. So for me basically the second half of the season is a big priority now.

Author: 0 McCutchen's 3-run homer 7th helps Pirates beat Cubs 8-7

After going 4-14 against the Cubs previous year, Pittsburgh started out well against the World Series champions. The Pirates aim for their first sweep at Wrigley since September 5-7, 2014 after rallying for an 8-6 victory on Saturday . Pittsburgh has lost its last five day games on the road (0-2 in 2017), getting outscored 30-17 in these contests. The Cubs have blown a save opportunity in three consecutive games for the first time since May 2000 against the Brewers .

Author: 0 Funeral arrangements set for Dan Rooney

FILE-In this October 21, 2002 photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney , left, visiting with former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw during a halftime welcome home ceremony for Bradshaw, in Pi. " Dan Rooney's spirit will be remembered and embraced for as long as young boys and men play this game - and for as long as people gather to watch and enjoy it".

Author: 0 Rays Win Streak Ends, Near Perfect Day For Pineda And Yankees

Ceremonial first pitches were thrown by former Yankees manager Joe Torre and old NY stars Tino Martinez and Willie Randolph, part of the staff for the championship USA team at the World Baseball Classic. The Yankees later tacked on two more insurance runs on a Judge home run. Montgomery beat out Chad Green for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation.

Sports Tearful Thompson hit with penalty, then loses playoff
Author: 0 Tearful Thompson hit with penalty, then loses playoff

Then, a television viewer intervened via email to inform officials about a day-old rules violation. "I thought she took it with the character she is", Pettersen said of Thompson, who won here in 2014. She steeled herself in superb fashion, though, and, after fighting back with an immediate birdie at the 13th, had an eagle putt on the last hole to claim what would have been an incredible win.

Author: 0 Chelsea rocked as Real Madrid star rules out summer transfer

Zinedine Zidane's decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema paid off, as Real Madrid claimed a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon . From then until the end of the first half it was all Real Madrid , who had two clear opportunities to go in the front, before the front.

Author: 0 My future not affecting players - Wenger after

After falling behind to goals from Andros Townsend , Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty, scores of travelling fans turned on boss Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players towards the end of the Selhurst Park clash. "I'm not in the mood to speak about it". Wenger continued: "We played with a desire to win the game with an offensive team". We need to respond and that's only going to come from hard work at training.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round

But Matthews exploded out of the gate with four goals in his first National Hockey League game and is now the leading contender for the NHL's rookie-of-the-year award. Instead, as the second wild card team, they face the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in the first round. "Obviously (Matthews) is a special talent", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said.

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia slays his major demons with triumph at the Masters

Garcia won the Masters in his 19th appearance, setting a Masters record for the highest number of appearances before breaking through for a first Masters win. "I don't know, I guess Angela and I have to talk about that", he laughed. "If there's anyone to lose to, it's Sergio". That Mr. Garcia expelled his demons in such a fashion - his scrambling par on 13, birdie on 14, and epic eagle on 15 will be endlessly recalled - was special; that he did so on the 60th birthday of his boyhood idol, ...

Sports Dortmund's injured Bartra out for four weeks after bus attack
Author: 0 Dortmund's injured Bartra out for four weeks after bus attack

Klopp, who spent seven years at the Bundesliga club and signed numerous players who are still there, said: "Everyone can imagine it was a really hard moment for me". "It will obviously take time to deal with it (the situation) in a proper way". "A revision of this incident needs to be carried out together with FIFPro and other key stakeholders to create clear guidelines on how to act in such extreme circumstances", FIFPro said.

Sports Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty in Double Murder Case
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty in Double Murder Case

Earlier this week Hernandez's former coach, Bill Belichick, was asked for a word to describe the former tight end, Belichick responded with "tragedy". Prosecutors argued that Hernandez killed killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado because he felt disrespected when one of them bumped him and spilled his drink.

Author: 0 Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season

Westbrook has recorded seven-straight triple-doubles and has now tied Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a single season with 41. "Kind of just sitting there and embracing the moment", Westbrook said . Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton were pulled halfway through the third as the game grew increasingly out of hand. "And you can feel that in the building and you could see that his team-mates were not going to let him down tonight".

Sports Manchester United v Chelsea in numbers
Author: 0 Manchester United v Chelsea in numbers

Herrera provided the assist after his handball was missed and the player sent off at Stamford Bridge last month rifled home a deflected second four minutes after the break. The league is open and we have a 50% percent [opportunity] to win the league. Chelsea's cause wasn't helped by the absence of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois , who was injured earlier in the week, and the pre-match withdrawal of left wing-back Marcos Alonso due to a reported illness.

Sports Will rumours at West Ham unsettle them ahead of Sunderland game ?
Author: 0 Will rumours at West Ham unsettle them ahead of Sunderland game ?

The record for a single season is held by Sheffield Wednesday in 1999-00 (278 days) and if Sunderland remain in the bottom three between now and the end of the season they can only reach 261 days in 2016-17. Bilic added that the team will make a vigorous effort just to get another win in a row, as every victory give them a powerful boost. Crystal Palace are the only club with a longer barren streak in the Premier League, going nine matches in a row without a goal in 1994-95.

Sports Hull: Hull boss keen on Ranocchia permanent deal
Author: 0 Hull: Hull boss keen on Ranocchia permanent deal

Carroll had put the Hammers in front on 18 minutes, the big striker capitalising on a floated Aaron Cresswell cross deceiving Curtis Davies. Meanwhile, newspaper reports claim the West Ham board are weighing up potential replacements for under-pressure boss Bilic, with the likes of Roberto Mancini, Rafael Benitez and Jaap Stam recently linked with the role.

Author: 0 LeBron admits Cavs in 'bad spot' after third straight loss

But they do look like a team that's determined to win some games while awaiting the favorite time of year - the playoffs. He said he apologised to Thompson and that they're "cool" now. Indiana, which began the day in a three-way tie for the seventh and eighth playoff spots in the East, then took its first lead since the first quarter when Jeff Teague hit a 3-pointer that made it 99-98 with 3:49 remaining.

Author: 0 Button to return for Monaco race

Last year's race was won by a rookie, however, former F1 driver Alexander Rossi with the same Andretti Autosport team that will run Alonso's auto. Alonso is a two-time Monaco GP victor, and has yet to drive Le Mans. A rookie driver (American Alexander Rossi) won it a year ago. Alonso is racing at the Indy 500 in a McLaren-Honda-Andretti, meaning he will skip the F1 round in Monaco to compete at the Brickyard.

Sports Braves' Ender Inciarte does all the firsts at SunTrust Park
Author: 0 Braves' Ender Inciarte does all the firsts at SunTrust Park

He walked two and struck out two while dropping to 0-6 for his career against the Braves . He bounced back, though, to blank San Francisco on three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a 2-1 home victory by the Padres last Saturday. "There's going to be a lot of people there". "We had a little trouble finding (our parking) lot, but other than that, once we found it, it was pretty clear".

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Braves open new park, Moreland near double mark

The large seating capacity came into play in 1915 and 1916, as the Red Sox shifted their home games in the World Series to Braves Field in both years, because it could accommodate more fans than Fenway. Not a bad way to ring in a new stadium. "One of my favorites I've played in so far". On November 11, 2013, reporters gathered at Turner Field for an announcement from the Braves that, by all accounts, not a single journalist had any notion was about to be delivered.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: 'Win over Southampton is so important'

City were dominating possession but struggling to do too much with the ball, though that should have changed 35 minutes in when David Silva slotted wide after being spotted near the back post by Aguero. The Belgian worldwide was in fine form once again this evening as he registered two assists as the Citizens cruised to a 3-0 victory over Southampton an St Mary's to leapfrog Liverpool in the Premier League table, albeit temporarily.

Author: 0 Ronaldo 'wants another Bayern double'

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted with his brace in victory at Champions League opponents Bayern Munich . The second leg of Madrid's Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich takes place just three days later, before Barcelona visit Santiago Bernabeu for El Clasico next Sunday.

Author: 0 Bottas bounces back in Bahrain with first pole

Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 1:31.667 11. Bottas, who joined Mercedes in the off-season after the retirement of world champion Nico Rosberg, denied Hamilton a seventh straight pole. Vettel admits he had had gone into Q3 optimistic he could challenge for at least a spot on the front row after seeing how close he had been to the Silver Arrows cars in the middle qualifying session.

Author: 0 Dybala: I am close to signing new Juve deal

This is clearly a Barcelona side on the wane and well though they played against PSG, they were helped by some inept defending. "This time, it's more hard to believe in a comeback", said Barca coach Luis Enrique. "We've got another game at the weekend and then we'll think about the return in Barcelona on Monday". "Since 2015 we have more belief, we are more at ease with the ball and with certain environments, whereas in the past we were nearly a little nervous against some teams", he ...

Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona Transfer Rumors Don't Worry Jurgen Klopp

The centre-back clashed with German manager Jurgen Klopp over his time keeping and attitude and was dropped to train with the youth team before being shipped out. Victory was enough to see Liverpool climb above Manchester City into third as they keep up the pressure on Manchester United and Arsenal to catch them in the closing weeks of the season.

Sports Giants' Posey 'doing fine' after hit in head by pitch
Author: 0 Giants' Posey 'doing fine' after hit in head by pitch

In the first inning on just the second pitch of his at-bat, Buster Posey was hit in the head by a pitch from Walker that was clocked at 94 miles per hour. Posey will be re-evaluated Tuesday, in all likelihood missing the Giants next game. With the Giants beginning a two-game interleague series in Kansas City on Tuesday, Bochy could use Posey at designated hitter.

Sports Conte: Luiz is 'one of the best defenders in Europe'
Author: 0 Conte: Luiz is 'one of the best defenders in Europe'

Luiz clearly matured in Paris and since returning to Chelsea has been superb in Conte's back three, alongside Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta. 'This was a great challenge for him, but also for me and when we made a decision to buy him, to take him back, we were sure we were taking a really good player.

Author: 0 Champions League Reaction - Zidane disappointed despite away win in Bavaria

Cristiano Ronaldo had been stuck on 98 European club competition goals from September even as Real Madrid progressed through the UEFA Champions League, until he scored twice to chalk up his century in Wednesday's 2-1 win at Bayern München. Marca reports that the return Champions League leg against Bayern will definitely be too soon for the player, and it remains to be seen whether he will make it back to play in the crucial El Clasico match the following weekend.

Author: 0 Morales' HR in 9th lifts Jays over O's 2-1, stops skid

But at least the soul-sucking losing streak is over. "That's what Baltimore does as well as anybody in baseball", Gibbons said. On Sunday. the Blue Jays announced that ace starter, Aaron Sanchez , will be placed on the 10 day disabled list in order to deal with a nagging blister issue on his pitching hand.

Author: 0 Hard To See Things Improving for Wenger at Arsenal

People will always talk about Arsene Wenger and I don't think the fans are split. Arsenal are now placed sixth and struggling to keep their record intact. We were very disappointed in that dressing room, like the fans are as well because we've let them down tonight. "I face it in every press conference at the moment but tonight I'm not in the mood to speak about it", he said after the match.

Author: 0 Wanted Isco seeks long-term Real Madrid stay

Zinedine Zidane shuffled his squad for the match, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale getting the evening off before this week's return match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. "I want to stay here for a long time". "I am in the best team in the world, there are no more important clubs than Real Madrid and I feel lucky to be here".

Sports Lyon players attacked by fans in Bastia
Author: 0 Lyon players attacked by fans in Bastia

A security staff holds Lyon's goalkeeper Anthony Lopes (C) during scuffles at half-time between some of Lyon's players and Bastia supporters who invaded the pitch, during the French L1 football match Bastia (SCB) vs Lyon (OL) on April 16, 2017 in the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Author: 0 New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws during the second inning of the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 10, 2017, in New York . The lefty impressed in his two starts, finishing spring with a 3.20 ERA that was third among pitchers who made at least one start (behind Tanaka and Green) before allowing only one unearned run over five innings last Thursday in what will be his final minor-league start for now.

Author: 0 DeMar DeRozan: DeMar DeRozan scores 27 points in loss

April 15, 2017; Toronto , Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles the ball against the Toronto Raptors during the first half in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre.

Sports Wild singing the Blues
Author: 0 Wild singing the Blues

Minnesota Wild's goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks a goal-attempt by the St. Louis Blues' during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in St. They've controlled five of the six periods that have been played in regulation, piling up shots and racking up chances against Allen. While the Blues should have a boost from playing at home with a 2-0 lead, the Wild have to be playing like their season is on the line today.

Author: 0 Palace fight back to force 2-2 draw with Leicester

After winning their first six matches under Craig Shakespeare across all competitions, Leicester suffered their first two defeats under their new management in the past week, 4-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday and 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League .

Sports Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez not guilty in Boston double murder
Author: 0 Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez not guilty in Boston double murder

The jury acquitted Hernandez on seven of eight charges after reportedly deliberating for 37 hours. Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. At the trial, prosecutors said that Herndandez shot at the victims while in a vehicle outside the club, in retaliation for bumping into him. One of the witnesses in the double-murder case was Alexander Bradley , a friend of Aaron Hernandez who was promised immunization in exchange for his testimony.

Sports Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double
Author: 0 Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double

He could very well tie the record tonight as the Thunder host the Milwaukee Bucks , and break it Wednesday on the road against Memphis or Friday at Phoenix. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 16 points and six rebounds as the Hornets improved to 36-41. Whether he matches those numbers or exceeds them is of little importance to Antetokounmpo as long as the game result remains the same.

Author: 0 Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

Hossa had a clean look on Rinne, but just couldn't get a good whack on the puck. "Tonight, we scored one goal and it had to be a shutout if we wanted to win the game". I like Chicago to tie up this series. "That's no secret in playoff hockey, that it's always going to be those greasy goals that aren't always pretty plays", defenseman Duncan Keith said.

Author: 0 Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win

Goals from captain Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero secured a 3-0 victory that, for 24 hours at least, lifts them to third in the Premier League. That's why there was so much pressure on this game. Navas played the ball to De Bruyne at the byline, he pulled back a back and Aguero jumped at the far post to head it in.

Author: 0 Mkhitaryan: Man Utd win over Sunderland important

The stats back his theory up, too, given that it was his 250th goal from 309 appearances for club and country since turning 30 years old. "Sergio Romero is playing because he is a very good at the moment, he is confident and we trust him so I knew that it wouldn't be a problem for us to play him".