Author: 0 Gourde, Kucherov help Lightning beat Canadiens 4-2

Narcisse, Que., helped his team defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Friday night. Lightning stays alive: The win kept the Lightning's playoff hopes alive and if you're wondering how they've done it without Steven Stamkos - who has been out since November 15 with a knee injury - look no further than Kucherov.

Author: 0 Daniel Cormier says he is done fighting at 205lbs

At the event, Cormier weighed in twice, first weighing 206.2 pounds, .2 pounds over the required weight. When Daniel Cormier fought Anthony Johnson and defeated him the first time at UFC 187, he accepted the fight on short notice. "Do I think [Johnson] beats "DC?" "I think (Johnson) has a very strong chance to do it, a puncher's chance". Cormier is not an easy target to catch and finish, especially when he's in control of the fight, so Johnson is going to have to reserve some of his ...

Sports Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference
Author: 0 Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference

School presidents from the AAC voted unanimously during a Friday morning conference call to add the Shockers as a non-football member beginning with the 2017-18 season in hopes of further boosting the league's basketball profile. For the AAC, the move pushes the conference to 12 members in basketball. Now the American Conference has just eight teams competing in baseball, which means a 24 game conference season, and playing one team in two series and every other team just in one series.

Sports Premier League match report: Man City 3-1 Hull
Author: 0 Premier League match report: Man City 3-1 Hull

Hull managed to pull a goal back in the 85th minute, as Andrea Ranocchia volleyed home from close range, although Claudio Bravo should have done better with his attempted save. Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Bravo; Navas, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy; Toure (Fernando 74), Delph; Sterling, Silva (Iheahacho 72), Sane (Nolito 66); Aguero 7.

Sports Bayern warms up for Real Madrid with 4-1 defeat of Dortmund
Author: 0 Bayern warms up for Real Madrid with 4-1 defeat of Dortmund

Taking on Bayern Munich at their home field is never a walk in the park, but with the right preparation Borussia Dortmund could steal a convenient three points from the defending league champions. RB Leipzig scored a stoppage-time victor against Bayer Leverkusen to keep within touching distance despite going down to 10 men. But before the heavyweight clash in Munich, second-placed Leipzig reduced the gap at the top to seven points in a dramatic finale against Leverkusen.

Sports Davis Cup: Serbia leads Spain 2-0 as Novak Djokovic returns
Author: 0 Davis Cup: Serbia leads Spain 2-0 as Novak Djokovic returns

Key to the tie will be the fitness and mindset of Djokovic who has been suffering from an elbow injury and has seen his career suffer a series of setbacks since completing a career Grand Slam at the French Open last June. Novak Djokovic admits his loss of form has been "hard to accept" after shrugging off his fall from grace with a crucial win in the Davis Cup . Great Britain's chances of reaching a third straight Davis Cup semi-final were hanging by a thread after defeats for Kyle Edmund ...

Sports Redemption: Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game
Author: 0 Redemption: Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game

After the possession arrow favored North Carolina on a tie-up, Isaiah Hicks made a basket to push the lead to 68-65 with 27 seconds left. Berry was 2-for-14 shooting in North Carolina's 77-76 semifinal win over OR but was somewhat better in the title contest, going 7 for 19 from the field but 4 for 13 from 3-point range.

Author: 0 Harvick earns first career Texas pole

Ford Performance and Harvick dominated the second 10-minte round of qualifying as Harvick topped the session with an average lap speed of 197.751 miles per hour - the fastest lap run of the day at that time. Earlier, Johnson had been asked if he had a seventh Texas victory in him. Texas announced plans in January to repave the track and do extensive drainage improvements after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas a year ago were hampered by rain.

Sports Antonio Conte tells Chelsea to assume Tottenham will win all remaining games
Author: 0 Antonio Conte tells Chelsea to assume Tottenham will win all remaining games

Sensing a few nerves after the weekend's shock loss to Crystal Palace, Conte had called for noise, and the Chelsea fans responded. "It is a big win", the Belgian playmaker told BT Sport . "Absolutely, we were the better team, but they got six points against us over the two games and we got zero". "We have eight games to play. We will be ready until the end".

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook leads Thunder past Grizzlies

Still, his 45 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds paced the Thunder in a 103-100 victory over the Grizzlies. After going scoreless, handing out five assists and hauling in five rebounds in the third, Westbrook had finally reached the point we were waiting for.

Sports Revived Leicester writes winning record for Shakespeare
Author: 0 Revived Leicester writes winning record for Shakespeare

Speculation has been surrounding the future of the former Kidderminster Harriers player for some time now, but Johnson has kept calm and insisted it has only motivated him more. "He's fine", said Shakespeare. "We found it hard to gain any momentum to our play and then we went behind in the game, unfortunately". The result continues Craig Shakespeare's winning start to life as Leicester boss and moves the club into 13th place on 33 points.

Author: 0 Noah not underestimating Britain in Andy Murray's absence

France can wrap up the tie on Saturday when Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau face Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot in the doubles. However, that tie took place on an indoor hard court, not clay as the France one does, and the previous occasion Britain came back from such a deficit was in 1930.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho wishes he had Javier Hernandez

The Red Devils have also scored three goals in each of their last two away matches, while all six of their wins have come with two or more goals. "He's the guy that when the ball goes here, rebound there, if the goalkeeper saves it, boom -- goal, or if the cross is coming, he anticipates the first-post header - goal".

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends Manchester United's unbeaten run to 20 Premier League games

Ashley Williams was sent off for using his hand to block Shaw's goal-bound effort that led to a penalty and Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised in the 94 minute of the game. "You know I think he has lots of potential but the football brain and the professional brain also has to be with the talent", Mourinho told BT Sport after the game.

Author: 0 North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Into Waters Near Japan

The North's latest missile launch also came during annual military drills between the United States and South Korea. North Korea also often responds to US-South Korean military drills with its own military training and harsh rhetoric. North Korea's provocative missile launch Wednesday - barely 48 hours before the summit starts - will only accentuate differences over whether to confront or contain that recalcitrant regime.

Sports Cleveland Browns please, PLEASE don't force quarterback issue in draft!
Author: 0 Cleveland Browns please, PLEASE don't force quarterback issue in draft!

Adams is the top player on my board. The disadvantage to the Browns is there is no evident player ready to step in immediately. Although there's likely significant interest in Jamal Adams out of LSU and Jabrill Peppers out of MI, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to grade them higher than Ohio State safety Malik Hooker.

Author: 0 Take your medicine to tame Augusta, says McIlroy

Anything above kind of 3 1/2, they look at doing chemo. "I've realized the more I get comfortable with this golf course, the environment and the surroundings, the better", he said. Former Northwestern golfer Matthew Fitzpatrick will make his second consecutive appearance at The Masters this week at Augusta National Golf Club.

Author: 0 Ice hockey world body still works for Olympic deal with NHL

The IOC and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had agreed to ensure payment of transportation and insurance for the players after having initially refused, in an effort to foster an agreement. "Asia has a couple KHL teams now and it was a good opportunity for us to have a big tournament over there". If Patrick Kane, Jonathan Quick, Jack Eichel and Auston Matthews aren't available, USA Hockey will likely look to Americans playing Europe to fill the bulk of its roster and mix in a ...

Author: 0 Kevin Durant cleared to practice, Warriors 'anticipate' his return on Saturday

They know his is a special era that's not going to last forever. Curry hit his first five 3-pointers of the game and was 8-for-12 in the first period, when he outscored the Suns 23-18 by himself. Phoenix got as close as three points in the fourth quarter when a Ulis jumper made it 104-101 with 5:01 left to play. For all of their issues of late, the Suns are still 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record.

Sports Malinga takes his first T20 hat-trick against Bangladesh
Author: 0 Malinga takes his first T20 hat-trick against Bangladesh

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza wins the toss in his last T20I, and chooses to BAT first. Before Malinga, Brett Lee, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee and Thisara Perera have taken hat-tricks in T20 Internationals. Sri Lanka , with an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series, fielded an unchanged side from the first match . Kapugedera and Thisara Perera shared 58 to give the hosts a glimmer of hope.

Sports NBA will consider return to North Carolina after 'bathroom bill' repeal
Author: 0 NBA will consider return to North Carolina after 'bathroom bill' repeal

But Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed the compromise bill Thursday to repeal elements of the law after passage by the state legislature earlier in the day even while saying it wasn't a flawless solution. They also made it clear that by getting rid of the bathroom clause, the behavior the board is "concerned" with "a landscape similar to other jurisdictions presently hosting NCAA championships".

Author: 0 McIlroy joins 'new Seve' Rahm for opening salvo

Paired up with Tanihara and Irish man Rory McIlroy, Rahm has endeared the USA media with the frankness of opinion. "If I didn't think I could win it, I wouldn't be here". For Rahm to make history this weekend, he said he'll need to keep the same thought process as any other tournament - easier said than done at Augusta.

Author: 0 Chelsea could get stressed - Vertonghen outlines Spurs title ambitions

Conte is well aware of the threat posed by Tottenham and believes six wins from their final eight games could be required to keep Pochettino's in-form side at bay. "I was told past year there weren't many injuries". Despite the result, Guardiola professed himself "honoured" to be in charge of City's players and said quality "in the boxes" had been the only difference between the two teams.

Author: 0 Tottenham stages late fightback, wins 3-1 at Swansea

The north London side are now in second, just seven points behind Antonio Conte's side and a win in Wales could be crucial with Chelsea hosting Manchester City at the same time. He said: "He is a very good prospect, a player who is dynamic and aggressive. We maybe feel that the game is going to be easy", Pochettino told BBC Sport.

Sports Which NHL teams will clinch the final playoff spots in the East?
Author: 0 Which NHL teams will clinch the final playoff spots in the East?

The Senators need one point in their final three games to clinch a playoff spot. With playoffs right around the corner, we should at most look for Marchand to receive two games since that's all the Bruins have left on their schedule. "Connor's speed and Leon's passing ability, you've got Leon who can slow the game down and Connor who speeds it up". Remember, this is the same guy that has already been suspended on six different occasions in his NHL career and earlier this campaign was fined ...

Sports Liverpool banned from signing academy players for two years
Author: 0 Liverpool banned from signing academy players for two years

Liverpool alerted the Premier League to their actions by seeking clarification over their offer to pay for the child's education. The Liverpool ban is disruptive and embarrassing, but it applies only to the signing of Academy players in England, and will not, for example, impact on Liverpool's interest in Fulham's teenage prodigy Ryan Sessegnon who - if he chose to move to Merseyside this summer - would be part of the first team squad.

Sports Stadium measure's defeat likely ends St. Louis' MLS chances
Author: 0 Stadium measure's defeat likely ends St. Louis' MLS chances

MLS released a statement late Tuesday calling the vote "a significant setback for the city's expansion opportunity and a loss for the community". "After several weeks of working with the league's commissioner and senior staff, it has become clear to us that final decisions will not be made before the end of the year", he said.

Author: 0 Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

I'm sorry. I've been to six straight Finals, man. The new collective bargaining agreement, which takes effect on July 1, has a new rule that basically says if a player has eight or nine years of service and wins one of those awards, he is eligible for a special exception called the "designated veteran player extension".

Author: 0 Magical Lionel Messi slays Sevilla to boost Barcelona title hopes

A blistering eight minute spell midway through the first half blew the visitors away at the Nou Camp as the Catalans kept the pressure on rivals Real Madrid. "Barca don't need many chances to score". "Fighting alongside Madrid and Barcelona has cost us", Sampaoli said in his press conference, covered by Marca.

Author: 0 Why Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace - Antonio Conte

Cahill said: " Yes, there's no point shying away from that [the pressure has increase ]". In the end a Kenny Dalglish goal at Chelsea on the final Saturday of the season swung it Liverpool's way. "This is what the Premier League is about". That experience could prove vital. "We've talked a lot about being there if Chelsea fail", manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

Sports Blue Jackets assign F Sherwood to AHL
Author: 0 Blue Jackets assign F Sherwood to AHL

ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS (49-20-8): Sergei Bobrovsky was named the NHL's Second Star of the Month for March on the heels of an impressive 9-1-1 mark with four shutouts, a rail-thin 1.09 goals-against average and staggering.967 save percentage.

Sports Cardinals ink Stephen Piscotty to multi-year pact
Author: 0 Cardinals ink Stephen Piscotty to multi-year pact

The tables were turned Tuesday night, when the game-saver to preserve a 2-1 lead for the Cubs was a reach-over-the-fence, game-saving catch by Cubs centerfielder Albert Amora Jr., on a blast off the bat of the Cardinals' Matt Adams . "Obviously, doing it against our (National League) Central rival, the Cubs, who won it past year, that adds to it". "It's the first game, a ton of people here".

Author: 0 Warriors defeat Wolves, inch closer to best record

Now sporting a record of 64-14, there's little danger of the Warriors losing the No. 1 overall seed in the Western Conference, as the Spurs trail by 3.5 games. During his 17-game absence due to an injury to his left knee, the Warriors have weathered the storm and performed well once Curry assumed his position being the first option on offence.

Sports Raptors edge Bulls in OT to end losing streak
Author: 0 Raptors edge Bulls in OT to end losing streak

The incident occurred with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter of Toronto's overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday. Toronto grabbed the lead for the first time on a turnaround jumper from DeRozan with 1:23 to play in overtime. Whiteside is also expected to play despite getting 13 stitches in his hand, while Ibaka will be suspended. The suspension comes a day after Ibaka and Lopez exchanged punches in a wild skirmish at the Air Canada Centre.