Jake Arrieta is expected to start for the defending champs and he will likely go up against veteran starter Adam Wainwright . But when the Chicago Cubs are in town, they seem to dwell on it longer. Grichuk started 2016 in a massive slump and wound up making an embarrassing return trip to Triple-A Memphis. The Cubs' new lead-off hitter served notice that he's up to the challenge in the first inning, as Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a broken bat single.
A booming leadoff homer to center by Kyle Schwarber in the second extended Chicago's lead to 5-0. "Everybody wants to talk about this and the Fangraphs articles, [but] I don't care about that, " Arrieta said after striking out 10 in seven innings in the Cubs' 7-4 victory against the Brewers at Miller Park in a second start in which his fastball was 2 or 3 miles per hour down from where it usually is.
Conjecture about Thomas Tuchel's position in the team intensified following Dortmund's 4-1 Klassiker loss to Bayern on Saturday, but Watzke shrugged off reports regarding the trainer's future, despite Dortmund sitting fourth in the Bundesliga table.
Wing back Marcos Alonso, who scored the third Chelsea goal at Bournemouth, said: 'We have seven finals left, every game is going to be massive, we are going to have to play each game as the last one'. Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 yesterday in an enjoyable game at the Vitality Stadium. "Every good coach, their real function is not only to win, but improve his players and to find the right way to work with them to improve physical and tactical aspects".
Manchester United power rankings: Who's in form and who must improve? Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs more support from players like Jesse Lingard at Manchester United. "He has a problem with his hip", Mourinho told BBC Sport . It was Pochettino who helped to develop him when the pair were together at the Saints between 2013 and 2014 and subsequently earned seven caps for England .
This year, Spieth carded a par in each of the first three rounds on 12, but he once again hit his tee shot into the water on Sunday en route to a double bogey. That 15th hole, like many on Augusta National's back nine, asks some hard questions. However, after making a birdie on the par-five second, the Ulsterman three-putted the fourth from 95 feet and had to scramble to save par on the next two holes.
Eberle scored his second of the night at 4:10 of the middle frame to give the Oilers the lead back. Henrik Sedin also got an assist, marking the 708th time the Swedish twins have both figured on the same goal. Edmonton put things away with 9:20 left in the third moments after killing a penalty to Milan Lucic. I'm sure they wanted to have a good finish to the season, going into the playoffs.
Saturday's main event is set to feature Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson in one of the bouts on the card that seems primed for a great show. Check out the UFC 210 results below. However, due to a NY state athletic commission championship clause, he came back just 2:24 later, again stripped naked behind a towel, and hit 205 pounds.
Sergio Garcia, of Spain, hits from a bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 9, 2017 , in Augusta, Ga . But someone forgot to tell Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler . Rose was runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Augusta National in 2015. His second shot, which had to go under a large tree limb, barely surpassed Garcia's initial drive.
Yet what was ultimately so impressive about Chelsea was that, having reinforced their advantage with Marcos Alonso's freekick, they then simply shut Bournemouth out of the game. "Tottenham are stronger than last season, it's important we understand this". He has since scored 18 goals in all competitions, but only four of them have been registered in 2017, and he's now on a run of four games without a goal.
Rose and Garcia, tied at 6 under, will tee off in the final group at 2:45 p.m. Fowler (5 under) and Spieth (4 under) will tee off just in front of them. "I feel when my game is on and sharp, I could really compete here". Justin Rose had a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. "I think had I been two or three shots behind, I still would have felt that, which leads me to understand everybody's mind-set behind me".
Pope Francis decried the bombing, expressing "deep condolences to my brother, Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic church and all of the dear Egyptian nation". "May the Lord convert the heart of those who sow terror, violence and death and also the heart of those who make weapons and trade in them". In a statement, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi condemned the attacks, saying the "outrageous" action "targets both the Copts and Muslims of the homeland".
Garcia was behind Rose by two shots coming into the 14th hole. He extended the lead to two shots with an eight-foot putt for birdie on No. 3. Sunday's final-round showdown between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose at the Masters was supposed to be a four-way shootout.
The Cherries continued to press after half-time only for Chelsea to gradually regain control and secured the points through Marcos Alonso's impeccable free-kick. Benik Afobe thought he had pulled a goal back with a 30th minute volley that hit the woodwork and the Blues goalkeeper before being cleared, while Boruc saved well from Pedro on 35 minutes.
Olympic champion and 2013 U.S. Open victor Justin Rose posted the round of the day Saturday with a 5-under 67, and he's tied for the 54-hole lead at 6 under with Sergio Garcia , who's seeking his first major victory in his 74th attempt - they're the only two players in the field who have avoided an above-par round this week.
Kyrie Irving scored 45 points for Cleveland, and James had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists before the four-time MVP fouled out in overtime. After trailing by 26 going into the fourth quarter, the Hawks cut the deficit to two with seconds left in the game. LeBron's bad pass after a nice steal led to a Bazemore three-pointer on the other end and Iman Shumpert's errant delivery allowed Millsap to score and get Atlanta to within seven with 2:25 to play.
Getting out-of-town score updates during intermission, the Washington Capitals coasted to a 2-0 loss against the Florida Panthers on Sunday night that had more to do with preparing for the playoffs than winning the regular-season finale.
Tew said South Africa had "taken note of reality" by agreeing to reduce its teams from six to four amid financial pressures and difficulty retaining top players. "What we've got to make sure is that the right decision is made for the right reasons and that's got to be a combination of financial and what we're doing in the rugby community and the opportunity that exists within the respective areas for rugby".
The Nuggets needed a victory in their home finale Sunday to avoid being eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth consecutive season. He scored the team's final 13 points as Oklahoma City rallied from 10 down with three minutes left.
Westbrook finished with 45 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists , and he's now six assists shy of locking up a triple-double average for the 2016-17 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard walked over to his bench to get some water. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 10 points in the period, and Russell Westbrook had 9 for the Thunder.
Denver led by 14 at one point in the fourth quarter. With Westbrook teetering on his final assist needed for the record, the crowd rose to its feet time and time again, a mixture of Nuggets fans desperate for their squad to survive for the playoffs and eager to witness history.
Former Italy boss Conte insisted he relishes the intense pressure surrounding Chelsea's tilt for the title - and even admitted he would crank up the heat on his players himself if necessary. "But when we started the season, nobody thought that Chelsea could fight for the title and instead we have found the right motivation together". However, new manager Antonio Conte refused to let the Spain global leave the club and that decision has proved to be an astute one from the former Italy boss.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic salvaged a point with an injury time penalty but Manchester United toiled to yet another Old Trafford draw against Everton. "20 matches unbeaten is fantastic", the United boss said, having conceded his players struggled for confidence against Everton .
Spieth, who has finished second, first and second at Augusta National in three appearances, is a real battler and will be aiming to use that quality to good effect on the last day. But with that being said, even when you're playing conservative lines, you still have to execute. You still have to play smart when you have to. Garcia had an opportunity to win the tournament in 72 holes, but he missed a short birdie look on the 18th green at Augusta National .
Irving scored a game-high 45 points for Cleveland while James finished with a triple-double of 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. They outscored Cleveland 44-18 in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 111. But the Hawks would mount a furious comeback, erasing the seemingly insurmountable deficit en route to a 126-125 overtime victory at Philips Arena.
And the Bruins , third in the Atlantic, will visit the Senators . With the scored tied at 0-0, Marchand the NHL's No.2 goal scorer (39) and fourth-leading point producer (85 points), was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for spearing Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin in the groin at 19:20 of the first period.
I know [Billy] Jones gets pinned from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he should try and get in front. With the EPL's top four all having won on Saturday, it was essential for United to return to winning ways having been left disappointed by home draws in its previous two games.
It can happen. You learn about that. "I never thought I arrived here that I knew absolutely everything". But I try. I push sometimes with words, sometimes with my hands. If we can do this, we will win the title. "We have to evaluate it now with them, the physios". There are eight games to play, and we have the semi-final of the FA Cup, so at this stage, we haven't got any silverware and we have to continue to fight for it.
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) fight for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, April 9, 2017 , in Atlanta . The Cavs led 93-67 after three quarters. However, Cleveland's opponents in those last two games certainly provide optimism for the Celtics. Millsap hit all three foul shots to make it 111-109 with 8 seconds to go.
He cut the margin by another stroke after a birdie on the 13th hole, Spieth's third one of the week. I felt great. I felt in control. "He's had so much heartache out there". There was room for a bubble up from a player or two - Thomas Pieters with four consecutive birdies to get to 6 under before he made bogey at a birdie hole, the 16th.
AUGUSTA , Ga. (AP) On a warm, sunny afternoon in Amen Corner, Jordan Spieth stepped up to No. 12 and stuck it right next to the flag. "I kind of came with the intentions of being [here] the following year", he said Tuesday. "Obviously, it's not the tournament". Usually, the impact of weather on sports is minimal, but when it comes to an outdoor sport like golf, wind , rain , heat, humidity, barometric pressure , and more can all affect player performance.
He was already 3-over for the day after the front nine, but his day was ruined by a double-bogey six on the 14th on his way to a round of 78. "I don't have the pressure of lead sleeping tonight". "It's really going to be an exciting day". He began his day on 2-over, but finished on 8-over, beyond the cut of 6-over. We're going to crown a new Masters victor later in the day, but, before the final groups of contenders get on the course, the rest of the weekend field gets a final lap around ...
Local police told Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta Nixon was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants and a black baseball cap with black Adidas shoes with white stripes. He joined the Braves in 1991 at 32 years old and went on to steal a career-best 72 bases that season. He came up with the Yankees, playing his first 13 games with the Bombers in 1983, while also spending time with the Indians, Expos, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Dodgers and Twins.
Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Tarik Black defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Los Angeles . "This is what we try to do", Walton said after the game. The Lakers have struggled to finish close games all season, but particularly after trading leading score Lou Williams to Houston on February 21.
Hull City's third win in four games - a 4-2 triumph over Middlesbrough with five goals coming before the break - saw them climb above Swansea and out of the bottom three. That being said , this will be a much harder task for them and to be honest I think it will simply be too much for Hull City. "Amazing, fantastic", Guardiola said.