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Author: 0 Niki Lauda: 'Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel battle to be season-long'

We were both pushing and those last 20 laps. Mercedes are locked in a direct battle with Vettel's Ferrari team following three years of domination, but the championship momentum now rests with Hamilton ahead of the second of this back-to-back instalment in Bahrain on Sunday.

Author: 0 Snydergaard exits early, Mets lose to Marlins 3-2

Matched against Harvey, Straily was effectively wild in keeping the Mets off-balance. Ozuna climbed the wall for a ridiculous catch in left field as Dan Straily held NY hitless for the first five innings of the game. NY is also 4-1 in deGrom's last five Saturday starts, and 1-4 in deGrom's last five starts overall. They'll get a day off on Monday, and almost all of them said it can't come at a better time.

Sports Mourinho Says Sunderland Victory Keeps Man United Top Four Hopes Alive
Author: 0 Mourinho Says Sunderland Victory Keeps Man United Top Four Hopes Alive

He said: "After Liverpool and Manchester City's victories, if we didn't win today it's nearly mathematically impossible (to finish fourth)". The former Chelsea boss hopes to have as many players as fresh as possible ahead of that trip to Belgium as United look to secure a commanding first-leg advantage.

Author: 0 Celtic secure sixth title in a row

A first Treble since 2001 under Martin O'Neill beckons. It was a much more convincing performance by the Parkhead club this time as they swept away the Jambos. It is a serious point as well as a bad pun: Hearts lacked heart. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that his team would challenge for the top four in the Premier League if they were to compete in English football.

Sports Jack Sock into U.S. men's clay ATP semi-finals
Author: 0 Jack Sock into U.S. men's clay ATP semi-finals

Sock, finalist in Houston the past two years and victor in 2015, got past Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 6-4 in two hours, 14 minutes on Friday. The 20-year-old Escobedo beat former tournament victor Isner despite posting just 10 aces to his opponent's 35.

Author: 0 Down 0-2 and still scoreless, Blackhawks remain confident

Goaltender Corey Crawford will remain in net for the Blackhawks after turning aside 19 shots in Game 1 . It is the second time the Blackhawks have been shut out in the first two games in a playoff series. They have a habit of getting better as series progress, and a perplexing history of poor starts, but the Predators have to like their chances after doing the unthinkable against a team that ahs won there Stanley Cups in the last seven seasons.

Author: 0 Pressure on Maple Leafs in final weekend of National Hockey League season

Asked on Sunday if Andersen had any concussion symptoms, Babcock said: "No symptoms". Ben Harpur shoots at the Islanders net during the first period of Sunday's game. "It's fun to talk about the kids because everyone thinks they are going to get better, but we wouldn't be here without good veterans leading the way", Babcock said.

Sports Phillies righty Clay Buchholz will see Dr. James Andrews
Author: 0 Phillies righty Clay Buchholz will see Dr. James Andrews

But through a rocky spring and two regular-season starts, the (albeit low-risk) gamble hasn't paid off. After just two starts though, Buchholz is out for the year with a partial tear in his forearm. As for Saunders, he has yet to really make his mark, but has driven in five runs and when he's flashed, he's done so in a big way with a pair of multi-hit games, including a strong 3-for-5 game against Washington in which he fell a homer shy of the cycle.

Sports United: Airline will not use police to remove passengers
Author: 0 United: Airline will not use police to remove passengers

Additionally, United has not answered our question about why - if these seats were so urgently needed for crewmembers - did it resort to randomly selecting a passenger to remove when there were no more volunteers willing to accept $800 in exchange for giving up their seat.

Author: 0 Bulls top Celtics 106-102; Thomas plays after sister's death

For a while, it was shaping up to be an emotional triumph for the grieving Thomas, who drew a foul by Rondo on a 3-pointer and made all three foul shots to put Boston up 88-87 with 5:33 left to play. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family". Thomas played 46 games in 2014-15 with the Suns, averaging 15.2 points per game, before he was traded to Boston , where he's established himself as an elite-level scorer this season.

Sports I will be better next season - Guardiola warns City's Premier League rivals
Author: 0 I will be better next season - Guardiola warns City's Premier League rivals

Since picking up three points in their first away game of the season (2-0 at Swansea City), Hull City have won just two points in 14 Premier League away games since (W0 D2 L12). "Of course we are not stable in other things". We could talk about the performance against Arsenal in the first half and we should not be optimistic, football every game is completely different.

Sports Cespedes' three-homer night leads Mets to a blowout win
Author: 0 Cespedes' three-homer night leads Mets to a blowout win

After a scoreless inning his next time out, he blew a save on Sunday, allowing two one-out baserunners and then a three-run home run to Washington's Ryan Zimmerman . "I am not surprised by it at all. He was hitting them out like a driving range", Collins said. Cespedes hit it over the 401 sign in center to give the Mets a 3-0 lead three batters into the game.

Author: 0 Barcelona confirm interest in signing Gerard Deulofeu back in the summer

Fernandez admitted Barcelona are also interested in a reunion with the Spain global, who came through their academy. Reports in the Spanish media suggest, however, that Barca's objective for bringinig the player back would be for the sole goal of selling him on at a profit.

Sports Masters 2017: Jason Day encouraged by mother's prognosis, thanks well-wishers
Author: 0 Masters 2017: Jason Day encouraged by mother's prognosis, thanks well-wishers

Those two shots, the first time he has played the hole in front of a crowd since a year ago, could prove just the tonic for the former world number one as he chases a second Masters title. If it's blowing 27 miles per hour like the forecast says, it's going to be tough to hit the greens. It just makes me feel good. "We're very pleased to get through this stage".

Author: 0 Orioles Hit 4 HRs, Beat Slumping Blue Jays 6-4

The AL ERA leader last season, Sanchez allowed five runs and seven hits, including three home runs, in a loss to Baltimore on Friday. The all-too-familiar sense of "here we go again" reared its ugly head the the moment the Orioles forced the game intro extra innings.

Sports Brian Elliott: Brian Elliott, Flames fall behind 2-0 to ANA
Author: 0 Brian Elliott: Brian Elliott, Flames fall behind 2-0 to ANA

Carlyle hasn't made a wholesale overhaul of any aspect of Anaheim's approach, but he's counting on the Ducks' veteran leaders to show the intangible toughness necessary to get postseason victories. Somebody like him will definitely help the Flames going forward in not only this series, but if they make it past the first round, all the way to the end (potentially).

Sports Dortmund coach did not want to play so soon after blast
Author: 0 Dortmund coach did not want to play so soon after blast

But European football's governing body rejected the claim, insisting that both clubs had agreed to play on Wednesday. During the match, small knots of armed police guarded access to the stands. Shinji Kagawa cut the deficit in the 84th minute, but it was not enough to save Dortmund from defeat. For everybody, it is very hard to go to work. "The team wanted so badly a bit of time to deal with it so we were in our best shape because the dream is to go to the semifinals in Europe".

Author: 0 Johnson's drive at buzzer lifts Jazz over Clippers in Game 1

This loss is very discouraging for the Clippers since the Jazz were without Gobert and were at home. Every time the Clippers were able to get an easy bucket near the basket, announcers and Twitter wondered aloud about whether the situation would have differed had Gobert been lurking in the paint.

Sports Brewers Fall to the Reds 7-5
Author: 0 Brewers Fall to the Reds 7-5

Manager Bryan Price said afterward that Finnegan wouldn't make his next start for the Reds, who already have three starters on the disabled list. Price said last week he wanted to break up Arroyo and Feldman, who had been starting in back-to-back games, because they are both right-handed veteran starters.

Author: 0 Kane back in Tottenham training

And Tottenham's Argentinian boss believes Kane is now as integral a part of the starting XI at White Hart Lane as the talismanic Messi at the Nou Camp. The good news is he is back. And he's our main striker. " What Harry means for the team is a massive boost for us and it's fantastic news . His character is unbelievable".

Sports Blue Jackets' Calvert suspended 1 game for hit on Kuhnhackl
Author: 0 Blue Jackets' Calvert suspended 1 game for hit on Kuhnhackl

The question now is whether they'll be able to come close to repeating such dominance Friday night with the disadvantage of being down one game. He was unable to play in the overtime because of selling around the eye. The Blue Jackets have controlled much of the game through the opening 20 minutes, but the Penguins , obviously, hold a 2-0 lead. "When I do get out there, I'll do my best and try to help the team win", Saad said following Thursday's practice.

Author: 0 Blue Jackets' Calvert to face hearing for hit on Kuhnhackl

The Wild and the Blues, two of the six teams in the league who've made the playoffs five straight times, were locked in the same bracket by Saturday night. At 5:21, Rust got his second goal of the series when he tipped Brian Dumoulin's shot through Bobrovsky's pads. It was the only mistake he had all day.

Author: 0 Basketball: Rockets thrash Thunder in Game One

There were Game 1 defeats against Memphis in 2011, against San Antonio in 2012, against the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 and against San Antonio. Westbrook , while carrying the Thunder has had very little in the way of support and if he had an off game, then so did the Thunder.

Author: 0 Marc-Andre Fleury will start Saturday for Penguins in Game 2

But word surfaced later Saturday afternoon that the league had reconsidered punishing the Blue Jackets player for the incident, and a hearing was scheduled. Michael Grabner , Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash scored for NY. Columbus had a 51-30 edge in hits and a 40-32 edge in shots, yet the Jackets were soundly beaten.

Author: 0 Guardiola: Emery said to sign Silva for Barcelona

Alan Shearer believes Tottenham Hotspur are in a much stronger position than Manchester City . The recently-recalled Delph scored his first goal of the season to help City to their first win in five league games in a one-sided encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

Author: 0 Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

On the one hand, the Leafs carried the play at even strength in the first 40 minutes, Andersen let in two bad goals, the Capitals got a flukey one on a 5-on-3 power play, and they shut down Washington's top line. The Washington Capitals won 55 games this season, capturing their second straight Presidents' Trophy. Polak's leg bent the wrong way on landing after a hit from Orpik, and he couldn't put any weight on it.

Sports Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead
Author: 0 Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

Allan has been absolutely fantastic, allowing the Blues to steal both road games in the series. Needing a win to give themselves a chance in the Western Conference quarterfinals, the Wild fell 2-1 to the St. Dubnyk appeared to have a clear look at Edmundson's fluttering shot, but the puck eluded the goalie's glove to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. Parise tapped the puck behind Allen, making it the third time this season that the Wild have scored vs.

Sports Giants place Buster Posey (head) on concussion disabled list
Author: 0 Giants place Buster Posey (head) on concussion disabled list

Cain (1-0) overcame a shaky start after allowing a run in the first inning and retired 10 of 11 during one stretch. Updates were scarce during the game, but news was good right after Mark Melancon recorded the 27th out. Then in the fifth, it was time for Cain to harken back to the days when he was one of the best hitting pitchers in the big leagues. He has a career.194/.243/.295 triple slash.

Sports Wesley Bryan Wins RBC Heritage
Author: 0 Wesley Bryan Wins RBC Heritage

He then took the solo lead for good with a birdie on 15. Though excited about the breakthrough victory, Bryan believes it's merely a stepping stone to bigger dreams he has had since playing the game as a child. Dufner had hoped to channel Master victor Sergio Garcia's approach of lowering expectations in the final round and let the talent shine through. Dufner's approach landed in the bunker up against the wood facing and he had to chip sideways, remaining in the bunker, before blasting ...

Author: 0 Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play

Paul pulled the Clippers within 90-89 on a 3 with 2:08 left in the game. As marvelous as he was, it wasn't enough to prevent Joe Johnson 's heartbreaking buzzer-beater, and this Clippers team that's finally healthy is already facing an uphill battle to reach the second round.

Author: 0 Tomas Hertl: Tomas Hertl and Sharks blanked by Oilers

San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says he won't be taking a wrecking ball to a power play that has gone from lacklustre to downright liability in the National Hockey League playoffs. The Sharks continued to control the play in the extra period. The teams each had 10 shots in the first period, but San Jose outshot Edmonton 28-7 through the next 40 minutes.

Author: 0 Jackpot: Edmonton couple wins $336995 in record Oilers 50/50

The Oilers went back to the drawing board Thursday to figure out how to break out against a suffocating Sharks forecheck that sucked the life out of them in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarter-final series. Eventually they're going to strike and they'll strike often. "We've got to be able to maintain a pace throughout the game". The Sharks entered the series Monday under a cloud of uncertainty, with injuries to top players Joe Thornton and Logan Couture as well as a string ...

Author: 0 Rivals and friends, LeBron and George meet in playoffs again

Cleveland also got its first look at newly signed 7-foot-3 centre Edy Tavares, who blocked six shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. Miami survived despite two Cleveland four-point plays in overtime, including one by Williams with 34 seconds left that put the Heat down one.

Sports Conte admits failure to motivate players after Man Utd defeat
Author: 0 Conte admits failure to motivate players after Man Utd defeat

It was a personal triumph for Mourinho, who saw his side thrashed 4-0 at Chelsea in October and was branded "Judas" by fans of his old club during last month's FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, right, celebrates with teammate Philippe Coutinho after scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Eng.

Sports South Carolina women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four
Author: 0 South Carolina women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four

North Carolina (33-6) led the entire second half and appeared poised, time after time , for a knockout of the never-say-die Ducks (32-7). On paper, Thornwell had a solid game, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds of two assists , but it wasn't the super-human effort that the Gamecocks needed to make it to Monday night.

Sports Crystal Palace stun Chelsea with 2-1 away win
Author: 0 Crystal Palace stun Chelsea with 2-1 away win

But I always said that the league only finishes when it is mathematically sure you have won. We dominated the game against a team, a very strong team with really good players. "It's a good team with good players and we are starting to believe", he told BBC radio. We must keep playing like we have in the last four games because we are not safe yet.

Sports Willett to start Masters defence alongside Kuchar and Luck
Author: 0 Willett to start Masters defence alongside Kuchar and Luck

It's thumbs up for Yorkshire as Danny Willett reveals his champions dinner menu for the US Masters. Given his prolonged struggle for any semblance of good form-no wins and only four top-10s in the last 12 months-it came as no real surprise that Danny Willett is going to fail to survive the cut in the 81st Masters .

Author: 0 No regular starters, no problem for Hawks against Cavs

The latest loss against to the Atlanta Hawks, 114-100. John Wall added 24 points and eight assists for the Wizards, who blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter but recovered to improve to 48-31, tying Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference.

Sports Moreland's 2-run single leads Red Sox over Rays 7-5
Author: 0 Moreland's 2-run single leads Red Sox over Rays 7-5

If the Jays do eliminate themselves from the pennant race before the All-Star break, it would make things easier for everyone in the division. "It's been a smooth transition. Reds 7, Brewers 5: Jesse Winker doubled in the go-ahead runs with his first big league hit, and Cincy overcame two more homers by Eric Thames. Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (0-1, 1.23) looks for his first win with Boston despite two solid starts.