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Sports Serena posts heartfelt baby message on fiance's birthday
Author: 0 Serena posts heartfelt baby message on fiance's birthday

We can't wait either - and we reckon her little one is going to be an absolute tennis star! Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January. Overtaking Australia's Margaret Court for the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles crowns - Williams is on 23 - is also "a determining factor" in her motivation to plough on, the Frenchman said.

Sports Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one
Author: 0 Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

Ohanian, the co-founder and current executive chairman of Reddit, shared his own post with a drawing of him and Williams done up as Reddit Snoos, the mascot of the site. Williams, whose fiancé is white, wrote on Instagram Monday afternoon, "It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child".

Sports Giants get Garett Bolles in Mocking The Draft's final mock draft
Author: 0 Giants get Garett Bolles in Mocking The Draft's final mock draft

But not with the third overall pick . There are two benefits from this strategy. Or does the franchise finally take the plunge to develop a first round quarterback for the long term good of the franchise? Answer: Derek Barnett. In a flawless world where all of your picks pan out, drafting multiple positions each draft would be a fantastic approach. Cabot offers a full report with in-depth analysis , including why this might the right time for Cleveland to take a chance on a ...

Author: 0 Malcolm Butler rumors: Saints have deal, but trade unlikely

The move allows the Patriots to trade Butler, possibly for the New Orleans Saints' No. 32 pick. According to Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback , sending draft picks to the Patriots then giving Butler a hefty contract is "less attractive than it once seemed" for the Saints.

Sports Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol
Author: 0 Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

Mike Conley set a franchise postseason record with 35 points, and Gasol finished with 16 points after shooting 5 of 12 for the game. Chase Elliott , Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano round out the top five starters. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver led each of the first 125 laps. He is a two-time victor at Bristol , and he ranks third in percentage of his laps led at the track with a 7,1 percent rate.

Author: 0 Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

While Lowry was stellar all night, he got plenty of help. While Smith's feature emphasizes what we "saw", this will focus on what to look for in the night's upcoming games. "I had four arms around me (on every attempt to drive)", Lowry said. The same player who averaged 21.2 points-per-game in the regular season managed to average just 13.5 ppg during that nine-game stretch , before busting out of his slump with 33 points in Game 3 of the second round against Miami.

Sports Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94
Author: 0 Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94

The victory, which completed a four-game sweep of the season series with the Nets - who will provide Boston with one of the top picks in the 2017 draft - moved the Celtics (52-29) a game ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-30) atop the conference.

Sports Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies
Author: 0 Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies

The left-armer then bowled Alzarri Joseph without scoring to achieve his first five-wicket haul since returning to global cricket last year following a five-year ban for spot-fixing. Now ranked at 5th number, Pakistan lost its last five consecutive Test matches; however, equipped with strong middle order and top-class spinners like Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan, the visitors are favorites against 8th ranked West Indies .

Sports Branden Grace leads Texas Open by 1
Author: 0 Branden Grace leads Texas Open by 1

Brooks Koepka and Kuchar are each priced at +1700. Ireland's Seamus Power survived to the weekend on the cut mark of level par after a second successive 72. Ryan Moore, Reed's Ryder Cup teammate and who tied for ninth at Augusta this month, is another shot back with a 70. Charley Hoffman will try to defend the title he won 12 months ago, and with a freakish two weeks in which he contended for The Masters before missing the cut at the RBC Heritage the jury will be out as to whether he can ...

Sports Anthony Rizzo gives batting practice passes to viral crying Cubs fan
Author: 0 Anthony Rizzo gives batting practice passes to viral crying Cubs fan

The moment in which Andy Kyler surprises his son with the tickets was captured on video by mom Natalie Kyler and shared on Twitter by his sister, Hannah Himes. "Me and daddy are going to Wrigley Field", he says through tears. Kolt and his dad will be going to Wrigley on Saturday, June 3 against the arch-rival St.

Sports Stevie Wonder set to perform at Rory McIlroy wedding
Author: 0 Stevie Wonder set to perform at Rory McIlroy wedding

Later on in the evening, Sheeran reportedly performed a special show for the duo and their guests. A spectacular fireworks display was set to be staged on Saturday night to celebrate the wedding. It has been on lockdown since Thursday, with staff and guests asked to wear wristbands for security checks. Mr McIlroy's personal security chief, Brian Murphy, who also works with U2, was supervising arrangements at the castle.

Sports Marquez takes pole position in Texas
Author: 0 Marquez takes pole position in Texas

Yamaha rider Vinales, who won the first two races at Qatar and Argentina, completed the fastest lap in the first run at 2:04.923 but was third on the day with a top time still.390 off his countryman's pace. France's Johann Zarco of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 continues to impress in his first season in MotoGP and will start fifth. But Vinales has a victory of his own in Texas in the 2014 Moto2 race and just missed the podium previous year riding for Suzuki.

Author: 0 Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

The parchment is housed at the West Sussex Record Office in the United Kingdom and is believed to have been held originally by the Third Duke of Richmond, known as the "Radical Duke" for his support of the Americans during the Revolution. On the primary Declaration, the names of the signers was organized by the state from which each delegate hailed. Michael Meranze, a professor of the revolutionary era at the University of California Los Angeles, called the evidence behind the parchment's ...

Sports Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft
Author: 0 Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft

If/when the Raiders agree to a deal with Lynch, Oakland would still need to work out a trade with the Seahawks. Talks should pick up in the coming days now that Oakland has established a firm timeline for signing Lynch. It turns out the two sides still aren't all that close. Despite claiming that they want an answer soon, McKenzie didn't give a specific date. Lynch has multiple revenue streams outside football, with his own Beast Mode brand and apparel stores, film productions, ...

Sports Cowboys WR Shaquelle Evans gets four-game suspension
Author: 0 Cowboys WR Shaquelle Evans gets four-game suspension

The Giants are scheduled to play in four primetime games this season, including a Thanksgiving night game against the Washington Redskins . Smith suffered a severe knee injury that caused nerve problems in his final college game and missed all of his rookie season while rehabbing.

Author: 0 Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide

Marco Hernandez - starting in place of Pedroia - hit a routine grounder to second base, though, and the inning was over without a score. Another day, another poor performance for the Red Sox offense. Asked if he thought it was dirty, he repeated, "It was a late slide". The Red Sox second baseman had to leave the game, with Steve Selsky taking over at third base and Pablo Sandoval making his first appearance at second base as a pro.

Sports Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder
Author: 0 Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Instead, the Thunder will host Game 4 on Sunday in a much better position. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 for using inappropriate language during a postgame interview, the National Basketball Association announced Friday.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Top-four finish is a big success for Totenham

Asmir Begovic was given his first Premier League start of the season in Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United after Courtois suffered the injury during a promotional event, involving basketball, for Chelsea's preseason tour of China. Spurs have won just two of their last 16 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D7, L7). According to the Italian, White Hart Lane outfit have done enough in recent seasons to be considered the best in England.

Sports Pat Mahomes: Mahomes senses HOU HC O'Brien's interest
Author: 0 Pat Mahomes: Mahomes senses HOU HC O'Brien's interest

Watson, who led Clemson to a national championship victory over Alabama last season, threw for 4,953 yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season. Mahomes told NFL.com that he believes Texans head coach Bill O'Brien likes him the most out of any other NFL coaches he's met with. With that said, the Texans are expected to be in business for a quarterback in this year's draft.

Sports Mourinho's Man Utd Draw Celta Vigo In UEL Draw
Author: 0 Mourinho's Man Utd Draw Celta Vigo In UEL Draw

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford who setup the opening goal and scored the winning in the 2-1 victory over Anderlecht meanwhile receive 19 percent of the votes. United have won only one of their last eight meetings against Spanish clubs, drawing three and losing four. The Red devils are hoping to win the competition and qualify automatically for the Champions league next season.

Sports Boss Clement bullish over survival hopes after Swansea stop rot
Author: 0 Boss Clement bullish over survival hopes after Swansea stop rot

After a slow start to his time with the club, the target man is now the Welsh sides' biggest threat and one of their key players in their hope to stave off relegation, having scored 11 goals in his 28 league appearances this season. "We hadn't got going". The visitors should have drawn level 20 minutes into the second-half but Marko Arnautovic shot high over the bar with his penalty attempt - after Xherdan Shaqiri had been brought down in the box.

Sports Texas Rangers release Josh Hamilton after yet another knee injury
Author: 0 Texas Rangers release Josh Hamilton after yet another knee injury

The outfielder will turn 36 in May and hasn't played at the Major League Baseball level since 2015 due to all the knee troubles. "I am disappointed but not discouraged that my knee problems have not allowed me to play this season", Hamilton said in a statement, via the Dallas Morning News .

Sports Didn't baseball just start? No matter, here's NFL Rams schedule for 2017
Author: 0 Didn't baseball just start? No matter, here's NFL Rams schedule for 2017

From there the Redskins will make their first of two trips to Los Angeles to take on the Rams. The NFL reveals its 2017 game schedule at 5 p.m. today. Los Angeles then has a matchup lined up at home against the Houston Texans on November 12. The game marks LA's first divisional game of the season and their fourth time visiting Levi's Stadium since it opened in 2014.

Sports Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct
Author: 0 Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

Robertson did not sign with Michigan State until after he entered the diversionary program . Despite these measures, Auston broke our trust and expectations by putting himself in a compromising situation. Ingham County prosecutors said the 19-year-old Robertson is tied to the April 9 incident in Meridian Township, near the East Lansing school. It is unclear from the report whether Robertson was the player or if it was someone else.

Sports Atlanta Falcons release 2017 season
Author: 0 Atlanta Falcons release 2017 season

Packers-Panthers, Bengals-Vikings, Eagles-Giants and Falcons-Bucs should be fun, assuming most of those teams are fighting for playoff spots, but real beauty comes with the Patriots' trip to Pittsburgh for a late-afternoon game on Sunday, Dec.

Author: 0 Gortat expecting 'furious' Howard in Game 2

As soon as Beal let the ball fly, Wall raised both arms in celebration. But even in foul trouble, the Wizards' small lineup responded with an explosive fourth quarter, outscoring Atlanta 35-23. He's a big part of our team, and when he defends he helps us. The Hawks rely on their 3-point shooting to generate offense. Washington won three of the four regular-season meetings.

Sports Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant
Author: 0 Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

Although Steve Kerr acknowledges that injuries happen during National Basketball Association games, he is still hopeful to have "a healthy line-up" by then. "We've got to be ready, to be prepared, for their punch", Washington's Otto Porter said of bracing for a desperate Atlanta approach to Game 2. The Warriors pushed the Blazers nearly immediately, knocking them on their heels with a 15-point first-quarter lead.

Sports Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1
Author: 0 Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1

He's the most mild-mannered person that I've been around that has a competitive spirit. "So I just rise up and shoot it". WASHINGTON - After John Wall told Markieff Morris what to expect in his National Basketball Association playoff debut, the Washington Wizards' All-Star guard showed everyone his postseason best.

Author: 0 NFL Draft 2017: Buffalo Bills 'very serious' about drafting QB at 10

He led the Seahawks to the playoffs in his first season as starter but lasted just one more year in Seattle before moving on to Cincinnati. Whether that's LSU safety, Jamal Adams , Clemson quarterback, Deshaun Watson , or even North Carolina quarterback, Mitch Trubisky.

Author: 0 Rays vs Red Sox Preview: Rays hope to split series with Boston

With all the hype surrounding the young outfielder, Benintendi has remained poised, hitting a home run on opening day and having two three-hit performances thus far. Ramirez reached on a walk and ran hard to second, taking the turn before he came up limping. Longoria's RBI single tied it in the third before Sale escaped a bases-loaded jam by striking out Derek Norris with a sharp slider in the dirt.

Sports West Ham United need to avoid 'do-or-die' situation, says Slaven Bilic
Author: 0 West Ham United need to avoid 'do-or-die' situation, says Slaven Bilic

Ozil netted on 58 minutes with his first goal for the Gunners since December 10. Lost to a team Slaven Bilic in the past, "Chelsea" matches - 1: 2, "Bournemouth" - 2: 3, "Lester" - 2: 3 and "Hull" - 1: 2. "I'm sure the manager will have a plan in motion and who knows - we have done it in the past", said the 28-year-old. "I have never questioned the mentality of the team, its just when you go through a hard period the confidence and happiness goes quickly and comes back slowly".

Sports Hamilton takes no solace in second place
Author: 0 Hamilton takes no solace in second place

The two teams had been very evenly matched in race pace but Ferrari's aggressive pit strategy gave Vettel the advantage, and when Hamilton pitted under the safety vehicle he was too slow into the pit entry and took a five-second penalty. "The factory has come alive - hopefully the success in the last few races helps us". The Finnish driver started on pole position but was unable to open up a gap due to his tyre pressures being too high in the opening stint.