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D-backs vs. Brewers Predictions: Will Arizona with sixth straight? 5/27/17

Zach Godley (1-1, 2.50) pitches for Arizona. He has issued just two walks in 13 innings across his last two starts and continues to build momentum as a fantasy option. The 33-year-old is hitting.262/.350/.524 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 30 games. Juan Aguilar pinch hit in the fourth for Braun who left game with left calf tightness. Read More »

Gonzaga will face Ohio State in Phil Knight Invitational opener


The other four schools in the bracket are Michigan State, Georgetown, Oregon and CT. Meanwhile, the Georgetown Hoyas will open play against the Michigan State Spartans , in a battle of two tradition-rich programs. 23, Friday and Sunday. "It will be a tough test for us early in the season and a great opportunity for our team to compete in an environment similar to the NCAA Tournament ". Read More »

British and Irish Lions' tours to remember


The world champions have since taken on all comers, proving to be simply too good for their rivals and firmly establishing themselves as the best side on the planet. "When you see the games on television you see the rugby-mad crowds and their obsession, as well as the passion of the players". The Lions face quite the task: win a series in New Zealand , where the All Blacks haven't been beaten in a Test game in nine years. Read More »

Isco, Bale may appear in Champions League final, says Zidane


In one set of interviews, the 27-year-old implied that he was fully recovered from his latest injury. The Real Madrid forward has spent almost the entire season out with various leg and ankle injuries, including the one that's had him sitting out the majority of his spring campaign. Read More »

Kerber's nightmare season hits new low with French Open pummelling


Where Kvitova looked as though she had found a new lease of life, Kerber looks lost and admitted that it is both mental and physical - certainly where the clay is concerned. But I feel good and happy that I am back". Kerber had only four winners and 12 unforced errors in the first set and didn't even earn a break point until the last game, which Makarova won, anyway. Read More »

Ernie Els calls penalty on himself during BMW PGA Championship

This is an extensive list, but the most notable names for American fans are as follows: Henrik Stenson , Justin Rose , Branden Grace , Thomas Pieters , Ian Poulter , Martin Kaymer , Lee Westwood , Tyrrell Hatton , Matthew Fitzpatrick, Luke Donald , Alex Noren and Danny Willett, who has struggled worldwide since finishing third here a year ago. Read More »

After one last rout, champion Cavaliers give Celtics credit


He added 15 more points to his scoring column while Irving dropped 13 in the period. At the end of one, Boston was up 10. And perhaps that was a sign of things to come. Their desperation and defiant mental make-up will keep them in the game during the first half, but after a big Cleveland run in the third quarter, they will go quietly. Read More »

Wenger Signs Two Years Contract Extension At Arsenal


I believe that our squad is very strong and we will only look for top-class people who can strengthen our team now. American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke said: "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". Read More »

LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

It's also why Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that his team must keep all thoughts of being on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals at bay for now. James had 20 points and Deron Williams added 14 at the intermission. LeBron scored 34 points, and Kevin love once again dominated inside the three-point line , with 17 points and rebounds apiece. Read More »

Arsene Wenger renews contract with Arsenal until 2019

Wenger, 67, will meet Stan Kroenke and attend today's board meeting where his future, summer plans and a backroom reshuffle will be discussed. Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn believes Arsene Wenger must mount a title challenge after signing a two-year deal. Read More »

Denver Post cuts ties with sports writer over Indy 500 tweet

Frei has since deleted the tweet, which prompted an outcry, and issued an apology . Fernando Alonso's period as an IndyCar driver was capped off in style on Monday night when he was voted the Rookie of the Year for the 101st Indianapolis 500 despite failing to finish the race. Read More »

Predators fan involved in catfish incident being charged


They went up by three goals and allowed the Predators to tie the game before scoring twice for a 5-3 win that gave them a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. For the Predators, this is their first trip to the Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the hottest goaltender in the playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville. Read More »

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to miss NBA Finals opener

You know, Steve is still-I don't wanna say "pulling the strings"-but he's still very much a part of what we're doing and how we're playing, how we're executing rotations as well. ■ 2. An end to the blah: Through the first three rounds, the playoffs have been horrifically bad in both conferences. Golden State shot 44 per cent against the Cavs in the 2015 Finals, 43 per cent last season. Read More »

No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli

I think the first challenge is not to think about the fact that we are defending the title. "In Australian conditions, as the pitches are generally true and you can go at the ball and hit through the line", Hussey observed. If two such players are in good mindset, then it changes the outlook of the team. "I might be able to do something new in this tournament hopefully". Read More »

Kvitova goes through as Kerber loses once more


Yesterday's setback, albeit on a surface the German has no great affection for, threatens to leave her season in tatters in which she could lose her No. She lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome . Read More »

Wenger has signed new deal - BBC report


Roy Hodgson wants the chance to succeed Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager, according to The Sun . I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job. Speculation over Wenger's future has been rife in recent months but despite a backdrop of supporter unrest, he has now committed to the club with a fresh deal that will extend his reign to nearly 23 years. Read More »

Petra Kvitova makes winning return to tennis

Just five months after she was stabbed during an attempted burglary at her home, Petra Kvitova made an impressive return to action as the Czech eased into the French Open second round Sunday. Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, has made a faster than expected recovery. But one word was not sufficient. Kvitova was a surprise late arrival at Roland Garros , sparing herself a lengthy buildup of hype and speculation. Read More »

Bryce Harper's suspension reduced to three games


Strickland said he has talked to his catcher. "If he did have a problem with it, he could have talked with me during BP (batting practice) and say, 'I didn't like the way you went about it.' That's not human nature, I guess". However, both Harper and Baker said that it appeared the Giants were surprised by the beaning and that Buster Posey the Giants catcher did not make an attempt to stop an irate Harper from reaching the pitcher. Read More »

French Open roundup from day one's action

Kerber gave credit to Makarova, while also admitting clay courts are not her strongest to play on. The opening loss for Kerber marks a disappointing 2017 in which she has struggled, winning only one Women's Tennis Association tournament so far. Read More »

Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

It also completes a dismal clay court swing for the German, in which she won just two matches and had to retire hurt in her third round match against Eugenie Bouchard in Madrid , and marks the first time in the Open era that a women's top seed has failed to win a match at the French Open . Read More »

LeBron James: "I will own a team someday. That's my next thing".

Although his side go into the Finals with a 12-0 record in this year's playoffs, Kerr struggles to comprehend whey Tyronn Lue's champions are being branded underdogs . On Monday's episode of Fox Sports 1's "The Herd" , Rob Parker said that LeBron James will leave the National Basketball Association "in ruins" when he retires Parker also said that James has done nothing to elevate the game during his career. Read More »

Texas A&M AD: Sumlin needs to win this year


Woodward made it clear he expects a lot from Texas A&M in 2017. Sumlin has three years left on a six-year contract that pays him about $5 million per season. Woodward referenced the Aggies reaching as high as No. 4 last season and then noted they "fell off like we've been doing". Woodward, hired in January 2016 to replace the deposed Eric Hyman , also said previous year that 8-5 isn't good enough at A&M, so this isn't a new revelation. Read More »

Gabriel out for up to eight weeks, but Arsenal defender avoids surgery


It was the former Germany worldwide centre-back's first Premier League appearance of the season, and many Arsenal fans are pleased with him. But while an appeal against the dismissal was lodged by Arsenal , the FA has announced that the France global will be suspended for three games - the FA Cup final and the first two Premier League matches of next season. Read More »

Arsenal hands Wenger new contract after review of struggles


Wenger's new deal, meanwhile, will see him contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2019, extending his stay with the north Londoners to 23 years, having joined the club in 1996. "This is a strong group of players, and with some additions we can be even more successful", said the Frenchman. After that loss, Wenger said he had made a decision on his future which he would announce "very soon". Read More »

Tsonga dumped out of French Open by unheralded Olivo


It was the first time Tsonga has lost to a player ranked as low as No. 91 at a Grand Slam. But cheered on by a passionate home crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier, he managed to save those three match points. "It's the paradox of tennis", he added. Olivo had only ever played three Grand Slam matches - all at the Australian Open. "It was a very hard match against a really tough opponent like Jo". Read More »

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Aberg's goal puts Preds past Ducks

Losing these players for the game explains to some extent why the Ducks lost by two goals at home. Anaheim starting goaltender John Gibson left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return. We'll re-energize our group, and we'll look forward to playing a better game. The Preds can close out the series and reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time with a win Monday. Read More »

Venus into 3rd round; Kvitova's comeback ends


The 15th seed, who had only returned this week after a five-month injury absence following a stabbing by a burglar past year, littered the court with errors to lose 7-6, 7-6. It was a slow start for the Spanish player, but she eventually played her way into the contest, growing in confidence after the shaky beginning. Punching her black and lime-green racquet through the ball, Williams cleaned the lines with her groundstrokes, sending Nara scampering all around the arena. Read More »

Kompany and Aguero to stay at City

It was apt that City presented him with a lifelong season ticket as a parting gift; here is a player who probably intends to use it. The Argentinian full-back has been arguably one of the Premier League's most consistently feisty competitors during his time in England, not just splendidly reliable at chugging up and down City's right flank but one could tell from his parting remarks after his final home appearance against West Bromwich Albion that he knew which buttons to press. Read More »

French Open 2017 highlights: Muguruza sees off Schiavone

Fifth seed Milos Raonic was a convincing 6-3 6-4 6-2 victor over Steve Darcis while Marin Cilic and David Goffin , who will both have high hopes for this tournament, also came through in straight sets. The second day of the French Open saw the elimination of American Jack Sock , the 14th seed on the men's side, but few upsets outside of that. Cilic defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round with Gulbis stating injuries to his calf and wrist hampered his preparations for ... Read More »

Another promotion campaign daunting for defeated Stam


Wagner's compatriot Michael Hefele, who was signed from Dynamo Dresden in July past year, said for such a club to be in the Premier League was surreal. But since relegation from the top flight in 1972, they have struggled, falling into the lower divisions before enjoying a revival this year under Wagner, a former Borussia Dortmund assistant coach. Read More »

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

The second-seeded Djokovic was watched by new coach Andre Agassi in his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 27 minutes. On paper, Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favourite to win an unprecedented 10th French Open title. "It's great to feel the support", said the Spanish 14-time major champion. Read More »

Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods: 'He needs our help'

Shortly after his victory, Woods announced he would undergo reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee and would miss the rest of the PGA Tour season. There also was minor damage to the bumpers, and the passenger rear tail light was out. Woods had slurred his words and his speech was incomprehensible. Read More »

How to watch ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game online


The 2017 edition in England will be Bangladesh's first Champions Trophy appearance in over ten years. It is a lot easier said than done, of course. The Men in Blue were at their menacing best in all the departments in the two practice games against New Zealand and Bangladesh . Pakistan squeezed into the eight-team tournament courtesy of their clean-sweep against minnows Zimbabwe in May 2015, while also profiting from England's whitewashing of the West Indies. Read More »