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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Allows one run over seven innings versus Phillies
- April 18, 2016

Gonzalez was 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA against Philadelphia last season and is 8-5 with a 3.02 ERA lifetime against the Phillies . NOTES: Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf (left shoulder) made his first start since April 6. "You wouldn't know that he had missed two weeks". That double was the backbreaker to Mackanin, who tinkered with the lineup but has basically run out of options. (more...)
Food City 500 2016: Kyle Busch hits the wall again
- April 18, 2016

What to expect: Kyle and Kurt Busch have the most Bristol wins among active drivers with five each, while Kenseth has four. NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series ran there in 2012 and 2013, with no racing occurring there since. ET on FOX) and that's going to be harder to figure out". "You've got multiple grooves, its low-speed enough, but wide enough that you can do a lot of racing here". (more...)
Atletico wins to pressure Barcelona at top of Spanish league Atletico wins to pressure Barcelona at top of Spanish league
- April 18, 2016

The last 30 days have been truly very bad for Barcelona as team legend Johan Cruyff passed away on March 24, followed by a bitter loss to Real Madrid in El Clasico . Alves came to Valencia's rescue once more with his best save of the night low to his right to prevent Rakitic equalising 15 minutes from time. "We had a clear chance at the end in [Gerard] Pique's, but it only underlined the bad luck that accompanied us in the game". (more...)
Leicester salvages draw against West Ham with late penalty
- April 18, 2016

But right at the death and with the atmosphere at boiling point, Leicester were given a penalty when Jeff Schlupp fell under a challenge from Carroll right on the edge of the box. 90 mins: Angelo Ogbonna gets away with a similar foul on Huth in the West Ham box. The Foxes get a point. Much of the focus during the thrilling contest between Leicester and West Ham was on the officials, with several penalty appeals overlooked before goalscorer Jamie Vardy received a second yellow ... (more...)
George Scores 33 As Pacers Beat Raptors 100-90 In Game 1
- April 18, 2016

George stepped up his game in the second half and scored 27 of his 33 points in the Indiana Pacers 100-90 win over the Toronto Raptors . "We didn't play well", said Lowry, sitting next to him on an interview stage after the game. "We're very positive. We're very confident". The Pacers , who trailed by two points at the half, shot 43 percent from the field and made 13 turnovers leading to 14 points. (more...)
Trumbo homers twice in 7th, Orioles beat Rangers 11-5 Trumbo homers twice in 7th, Orioles beat Rangers 11-5
- April 17, 2016

Texas moved over. 500 at 6-5 while handing the Orioles (7-2) their first losing streak of the season after a 7-0 start. He's providing solid production in the latter half of the Baltimore Orioles lineup and is now slashing.314/.351/.686 in 2016. (more...)
Gomes saves 2 penalties as Watford beats West Brom 1-0 Gomes saves 2 penalties as Watford beats West Brom 1-0
- April 17, 2016

The win lifts Watford to 41 points, which means they are all but safe in the Premier League for another season, on a day that saw bottom-side Aston Villa relegated. Pulis said: "Since I've been here he's always been the penalty taker and always been competent as well". He's a good player and it happens to us all at times. (more...)
Sergio Aguero hat-trick eases Manchester City past Chelsea
- April 17, 2016

City began as if the puff had left their lungs and their feet were carrying lead weights following their epic win over Paris St-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League . Defender Gael Clichy said: "I'm not the kind of person who likes to say this player has been missed or this player should have been fit, but the stats talk for him and it's hard to pretend that we couldn't have had a better season if he was fit". (more...)
National Basketball Association roundup: Rockets grab final playoff spot in West
- April 17, 2016

Curry has plenty of experience making adjustments in the playoffs and finding his teammates. "I think it'll be an exciting series from both sides". What can you say about the Warriors' 2015-16 season that hasn't already been said? Rumors have swirled around Morey this season as Houston , deemed a preseason contender for the championship, stumbled to a 41-41 record - the worst that the team has posted since Morey was hired in the spring of 2007. (more...)
Nadal overcomes fierce Murray challenge — ATP Monte Carlo Nadal overcomes fierce Murray challenge — ATP Monte Carlo
- April 17, 2016

With the bit between his teeth, Nadal immediately took charge of the third set, breaking serve in the opening game with two splendid drop shot winners. World No. 2 Andy Murray and the fifth seed Nadal both snatched victories and will play each other in the semifinals. And, after fighting off two break points to hold in the very next game, Nadal then coughed up another break and the set with a forehand limply struck into the net. (more...)
EPL: United close in on fourth spot, Villa relegated
- April 17, 2016

This week, the club cancelled its player of the year awards. Each week, there is no clear indication which United will show up. Well, it is his first actual season as a top flight footballer, but the Manchester United starlet is absolutely smashing it since breaking into the first team. (more...)
Flyers' Couturier out of Capitals series with injury
- April 17, 2016

It's probably safe to assume he won't play on Saturday. I don't know if there is or not. The Flyers will be a bit undermanned for the remainder of the series after second-line center Sean Couturier will miss at least two weeks due to an upper body injury caused by a brutal check from Alexander Ovechkin. (more...)
Robinho supporting Manchester City over Real Madrid Robinho supporting Manchester City over Real Madrid
- April 17, 2016

Pellegrini avoided a clash with his replacement Pep Guardiola when City were paired with Real in the semi-final draw yesterday, while Guardiola's Bayern Munich were drawn against Real's neighbours Atletico. "We have been solid (against Dynamo Kiev) and solid in the quarterfinals against Paris Saint-Germain, so now we have the right to dream about the final", City director of football Txiki Begiristain said. (more...)
Lundqvist practising today for Rangers, Game 2 status looks promising
- April 17, 2016

Let's get the daily injury report out of the way first. His Penguins have lost just twice in the 16 games since Evgeni Malkin went down on March 11th. Or, Malkin could really be returning. Malkin raised eyebrows with his participation on Pittsburgh's top power play unit on Friday, lining up in his usual spot near the right face-off circle. (more...)
Rip City Return: Blazers make playoffs despite doubters Rip City Return: Blazers make playoffs despite doubters
- April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 23. It would be lazy to think that just that alone will help the Blazers win this series. The Trail Blazers were assured of the fifth seed in the Western Conference by virtue of Dallas' 96-91 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. (more...)
Warriors' record-setting win earns record local TV rating
- April 16, 2016

Angels game (25.3) on FSN Northwest in Seattle-Tacoma (9-23-1997), according to NBC Sports Group's records. The three teams that won at least 69 games - the "95-96 Bulls , the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1996-97 Bulls - all went on to win titles ". (more...)
New UNLV coach Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech New UNLV coach Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech
- April 16, 2016

This evening, Coach Beard met with officials from Texas Tech. That five-year contract was approved by UNLV's Board of Regents on April 8, and Beard was introduced during a news conference later that day. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy that she was contacted by Texas Tech officials seeking permission to interview Beard. He previously spent 10 seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech, working in Lubbock from 2001-11. (more...)
Guus Hiddink eager to see how Eden Hazard responds to disappointing season Guus Hiddink eager to see how Eden Hazard responds to disappointing season
- April 16, 2016

Manchester United should cut to gap to just one point with victory over Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon so the pressure will be on City to respond with a positive result at Stamford Bridge in Saturday's evening kick off. "That's odd. You're a little bit empty because there's no silverware to go for". "But I think he fell too much into injuries and had difficulties to come back". (more...)
Hiddink Wary Of In-Form City As Costa, Cahill Return Hiddink Wary Of In-Form City As Costa, Cahill Return
- April 16, 2016

The Dutchman has only six games remaining of his interim spell in charge at Chelsea before Antonio Conte takes the reins at Stamford Bridge in the summer. The next period will be very interesing for him, not just now but the Euros. "If someone has other plans in his career, he has to show it at his present club". (more...)
LA fans consider Bryant's last days, and life without him
- April 16, 2016

President Barack Obama sent a tweet that said: "Congrats to the #warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court". "Thank you for playing the game the way it was meant to be played". "The ideal ending would have been a championship", Bryant said. It may've been Kobe Bryant's night, but he made time to do a HUGE favor for Lamar Odom! "It felt good to be able to do that one last time". (more...)