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Sports Zack Wheeler pitching with 'flexible' limit for Mets in 2017
Author: 0 Zack Wheeler pitching with 'flexible' limit for Mets in 2017

Wheeler will pitch the team's fourth game of the season, while being placed on an innings cap. "What we did a year ago took a lot of character, and that character is back". The Mets are foolish for putting Wheeler in the rotation to open the season. Meanwhile, outfielder Michael Conforto has made the 25-man roster. Out of options, he likely would not have passed through waivers and been claimed by another team.

Sports Argentina feels World Cup pressure; Brazil set to party
Author: 0 Argentina feels World Cup pressure; Brazil set to party

Group leaders Brazil face Paraguay in Sao Paulo and will move on to 33 points if they win what would be their eighth consecutive qualifier. Paris Saint-Germain's Cavani struck from the spot against Brazil to save his country's blushes, but the Ligue 1 top scorer (27 goals) failed to find the target as the Celeste fell in Lima.

Sports APNewsBreak: Yanks drop to 3rd in payroll; Dodgers lead
Author: 0 APNewsBreak: Yanks drop to 3rd in payroll; Dodgers lead

San Diego, on the other hand, will just be trying to tread water this year, and Los Angeles is a tough team to start out the season with. However, she wasn't photographed actually chowing down on the huge fast food item which consists of a beef patty topped with Dodger Dogs, onions, jalapeno peppers and barbecue sauce.

Sports West Indies crush Pakistan by 7 wickets in 3rd T20
Author: 0 West Indies crush Pakistan by 7 wickets in 3rd T20

The victory by the West Indies yesterday now means the regional team can level the series 2-2 with another win in the fourth T20 today at the Queens Park Oval. The disappointing series defeat was the second straight one for the reigning T20 World champions, following their 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates last September.

Sports Bilic: Antonio to return vs Arsenal; Sakho could as well
Author: 0 Bilic: Antonio to return vs Arsenal; Sakho could as well

However, he will feature as West Ham attempt to end their four-match losing run when they travel to Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening. More dropped points would probably signal the end of Arsenal's top 4 hopes this season while West Ham - who are only 6 points away from the relegation zone - can not afford to drop more points either.

Sports Unstoppable Roger Federer Tames Nadal Again for Miami Open Title
Author: 0 Unstoppable Roger Federer Tames Nadal Again for Miami Open Title

The first set was a tight affair with both players having their opportunities to break. "It was pretty close in Melbourne, Isner played well on the grass and his serve was unbreakable, but I think on the hard court it will be easier to break him, so we're definitely in a better spot there".

Sports Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach
Author: 0 Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach

Reports surfaced a few weeks ago over Georgetown's interest in Ewing, who played for the Hoyas from 1981-1985, and won the national championship in 1984. Would this be the first time Ewing, 54, has had discussions with his alma mater about assuming Thompson's duties? "He has come home". Several sources have reported this development, but Casual Hoya appears to be the first to have reported the news.

Sports Federer saves two match points to beat Berdych in Miami
Author: 0 Federer saves two match points to beat Berdych in Miami

Federer was taken to three sets and had to save a match point in his quarter-final in Miami, eventually progressing past Tomas Berdych 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) in a tie-break nail-biter. "I don't know what I was thinking", Kyrgios said. "It's obviously not something that you want, to finish the tournament like that". The victor will play Federer, who has now won 17 of his 18 matches this year, in the last four.

Author: 0 Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By US Women's Hockey Team

This week, just days before Friday's scheduled game against their biggest rivals Canada, the women gained a flurry of new supporters: US senators urged USA Hockey to settle the dispute and follow the federal law requiring "equitable support" for national men's and women's teams, and some suggested that American NHL players might refuse to play in their own world championship if the women's contract wasn't resolved.

Sports Mata frustrated at having to watch on as United struggle
Author: 0 Mata frustrated at having to watch on as United struggle

Click through the gallery above to find out! The Red Devils are going through a crisis of sorts at the moment, with six players now out of their game against West Bromwich Albion, four down to injury and two with suspensions. "I think clearly they are long-term injuries, and Pogba I have no idea". Ibrahimovic missed three matches due to his elbow on Tyrone Mings and midfielder Herrera two games following his red card during the FA Cup loss at Chelsea.

Sports Canada wins silver, bronze in women's competition at figure skating worlds
Author: 0 Canada wins silver, bronze in women's competition at figure skating worlds

Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russian Federation successfully defended her world figure skating title in Helsinki , making her the favorite to win the gold at next year's Winter Olympics. We didn't want to come back and do things the same way. The 19-year-old, a recent silver medallist at the ISU Four Continents Championships, skated to "Herodiade" by Jules Massenet and scored 72.19 points.

Author: 0 Patriots owner presents Brady with stolen Super Bowl jerseys

The five Lombardi Trophies were in a row behind him on the infield grass. Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Tom Brady #12 after stealing his jersey before the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sports Barcelona chief makes Lionel Messi admission as contract talks drag on
Author: 0 Barcelona chief makes Lionel Messi admission as contract talks drag on

Barcelona controlled the game even before Eliaquim Mangala was sent off for pulling down Luis Suarez in the box before half-time, but some lapses at the back led to a scoreline that made the game seem closer than it truly was. "We had to remain patient, fight back and increase the pace of the match", Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. While Atletico are in the midst of a good run of results Sevilla are in freefall.

Sports Flyers G Neuvirth home after leaving hospital
Author: 0 Flyers G Neuvirth home after leaving hospital

Anthony Stolarz , who played 52:23 but didn't get the win because Neuvirth had a 1-0 lead when he left the game, will go to NY regardless. Filip Forsberg and Kevin Fiala scored 10 seconds apart late in the second period, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his third shutout this season in the host Predators' 3-0 win Saturday.

Sports Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season
Author: 0 Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season

He showed flashes of his old self with the Knicks, but never sustained, and had become a defensive liability. Rose and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, have both said publicly that Rose would like to return to NY as a free agent. "I didn't hear the real report on it". But his contract expires after this season and teams will have to decide if Rose is worth another big deal given his injury history.

Sports Federer survives Berdych threat in Miami
Author: 0 Federer survives Berdych threat in Miami

They met again in Miami, one year later, this time in the final and it was Federer who triumphed, fighting his way back from two sets down to win the five-set contest. "It's definitely going to be very special playing Rafa here again", he added. Nadal was outplayed by the Swiss in their most recent meeting in Indian Wells but the world No7 is unfazed by that result.

Sports Jays release Upton Jr., put closer Osuna on DL
Author: 0 Jays release Upton Jr., put closer Osuna on DL

It is also known that Ryan Tepera and Ryan Goins have made the big league roster while Dominic Leone has been recalled to start the year with Toronto. He pitched fine during Friday night's exhibition game against the Pirates Friday night, but the after effects apparently have him sidelined. The 33-year-old changeup artist has found a home in Toronto, going 22-17 with a 3.30 ERA (127 ERA+) in 357 innings the last two seasons.

Sports Blue Jays place Osuna on 10-day DL, release Upton
Author: 0 Blue Jays place Osuna on 10-day DL, release Upton

Afterwards, when asked about what he saw from DuRapau, the just-turned 22-year-old proved to be as good with a quip as he is with his bat. "Rowdy's going to come fast, he's the closest to the big leagues for us", said Gibbons. Upton Jr. appeared in 57 games with the Blue Jays last season, batting.196/.261/.318 in 165 plate appearances. This year's total attendance of 95,382 was the lowest yet, but only slightly from the first two years.

Author: 0 Leeds boss Garry Monk responds to Reading hostilities

I know that from when I played at Manchester United. But Stam has seemingly sought to diffuse the situation ahead of the return game, saying last week: "Next we have Leeds who are a quality team doing very well". "We spoke about that and showed Liam Moore and Tyler Blackett clips of his movement and how he plays". "He's been in this position with many clubs before and he is always there to talk to the young players about the importance of staying in the top six".

Author: 0 Canadians Osmond and Daleman among leaders after world skating short program

On Sunday, there will be an exhibition of champions presenting on the skating rink. Meanwhile, former world champion Carolina Kostner of Italy, the 2012 world champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medallist, slipped to eighth after errors. Fellow Canadian Gabrielle Daleman is right behind her. Canada's successful day started earlier with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hitting a new high with a Prince-inspired short dance putting them on the brink of a third ice dancing gold in their first worlds ...

Author: 0 Gonzaga and North Carolina advance to NCAA men's basketball championship game

His first attempt, though, was short, off the front rim, and in that moment Pinson's instincts told him that it could happen again - that Meeks could be short. He came into North Carolina at a whopping 335 pounds - getting by so well on his vast talent in high school that he was an All-American but unable to play at anywhere near that weight in college.

Sports Tottenham rekindle title hopes with win against Burnley
Author: 0 Tottenham rekindle title hopes with win against Burnley

It depends on whether Chelsea fail and the moment they do, if we do our job, we can be there at the end of the season trying to fight for the title". "This was massive for us - we heard after the game Chelsea had lost", Pochettino told the BBC .

Author: 0 Nadal eases past Sock in Miami

Fognini upset second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, 6-4, 6-2. Nishikori said he had not felt fully in top shape for the contest. The Spaniard has the best win-loss percentage among the ten players who played at least 1,000 matches . He squeaked by in the first set by winning the tiebreak by a hair's breath, but seemed to recover some of his luster in the second, closing out the win over Bautista Agut with a more confident tie break performance, prevailing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).

Author: 0 Messi Banned From World Cup Qualifiers For Abusing Assistant Referee

Federation Internationale de Football Association took action after Messi insulted a linesman during the team's 1-0 victory against Chile on Thursday - a game in which FIFA's five-time world player of the year scored the winning goal . Argentina national team secretary Jorge Miadosqui told reporters: "We're surprised at the decision that has been taken". Messi wasn't even carded for the blowup at the time-it was only after the match that the incident was brought to FIFA's attention, by, ...

Sports Winless Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville
Author: 0 Winless Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

The rain is making sure that Kyle Larson's roll continues. "I think it will be a good advantage to start on the pole, get the jump and hopefully take care of my stuff early", said Larson, the early season points leader. Chase Elliott is spending plenty of time on the front row this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. "If we can get a top 5 or top 10 here, that would be a huge success".

Sports Rafael Nadal reaches final with dominant victory over Fabio Fognini
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal reaches final with dominant victory over Fabio Fognini

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play their 23rd final on Sunday after they defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Italy's Fabio Fognini respectively in the semi-finals of the Miami Masters 1000 tennis championships on Friday. On the first point Kyrgios became agitated when a fan yelled out just as he was about to hit a deep forehand. [The second was] not about losing the concentration, it [was] about not being lucky at the beginning.

Author: 0 Westbrook's 39th triple-double in vain

However they haven't had good luck against the Thunder, as the last time these two teams met was back on March 9 in OKC and the Spurs dropped a big one, losing by 10 points in a 102-92 letdown. This hegemony included a +8 rebounding margin as Oklahoma City (32/14/62 shooting, 6 TO, 10 PF) collapsed from the field. "It's what I have been seeing from him for 74 games", San Antonio's Manu Ginobili said.

Sports Everton's Funes Mori may miss rest of season with knee injury
Author: 0 Everton's Funes Mori may miss rest of season with knee injury

Everton are not optimistic over the chances of the defender returning before the end of the campaign after carrying out initial tests upon his return to the club. The team is six points behind fourth-place Liverpool, which hosts Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. James McCarthy was also unable to compete for the Republic of Ireland after suffering an injury during warm up.

Author: 0 Box-office: Taapsee's Naam Shabana grosses over 5 cr on opening day

The film had a 15% average occupancy in the morning shows on Friday. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it micro-blogging site Twitter to share the box office report of the movie and wrote that the movie is rising because of Akshay Kumar's star power.

Sports Britain's Jo Konta wins biggest title of career with Miami Open victory
Author: 0 Britain's Jo Konta wins biggest title of career with Miami Open victory

Johanna Konta: "I'm definitely going to be looking forward to playing a lot of balls and a lot of tough points". "I tried to fight". Konta's world ranking will reach an all-time high at No. She has just two wins to her name (in Rome) past year, so barely any points to defend, but apart from Charleston, she has nothing else in the schedule until the next round of Premier Mandatories in Madrid and Rome.

Author: 0 Smalling and Jones have long-term injuries, says Mourinho

Ander Herrera and Zlatan Ibrahimović are both out of contention through suspension as Herrera was controversially dismissed against Chelsea in the FA Cup Quarter-Final at Stamford Bridge. "They're not important, the important ones are the ones that are ready to play, that's the way we have to think", Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference.

Author: 0 Three things from the USMNT's 1-1 draw in Panama

The win against Honduras was euphoric and cathartic, but probably raised the expectations for Panama a bit too much: it felt like the US would go into Panama City and house the home side. The United States and Honduras have four each, and Trinidad and Tobago has three. NOTES: U.S. MF Sebastien Lletget will miss four to six months with a Lisfranc injury sustained in the Friday win, Lletget's club team, the LA Galaxy, announced.