Labour suffered a big blow in Glasgow, one of its traditional heartlands, where it lost overall control of the city council. John McDonnell, the right-hand man of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said the results were not "the wipe-out people had expected".
The ban was reduced to 15 months following a successful appeal in October (Sharapova claimed she had never read WADA's updated list, and her agent took the blame) the four-time Grand Slam victor has had a lot of time to kill. The five-time grand slam champion tested positive for banned substance meldonium during the first grand slam of 2016 and had a two-year ban reduced to 15 months at the Court of Arbitration for Sport after launching an appeal.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA on the spot in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) in Pyongyang March 7, 2017.
But in yet another game where the Capitals had persistent pressure, dominated the flow of play and continuously tested Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, there was finally a breakthrough. Fleury kept Pittsburgh in the game with several strong saves, including one he smothered from Alex Ovechkin in the left circle during a power play, a reaching glove save on Carlson and a pad save on Lars Eller from the slot.
Cedric Bakambu had briefly caused concern with an equaliser that exposed the defensive flaws that have hampered Luis Enrique's men all season. The defending La Liga champions, gunning for a back-to-back trophy now have 84 points, three points more than Madrid, who still have two games at hand.
Marcus Rashford struck a stunning second-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win. "At the moment the perspective is different because the Europa League becomes even more important for us, and the players coming back give us more options". "He had a fantastic shot in the first half that (produced) a attractive save", added Mourinho. Injury-hit United had also only won twice in 22 visits to Spain and knew they were in for a tough battle in Galicia.
I always kept calm. I don't think Monaco did a lot wrong, but it was pure quality from the Juventus players. The 90million euro summer signing from Napoli has been prolific as Juve pursue a sixth straight Italian title, but goals had seemed harder to come by on the continent - until Wednesday night.
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JaVale McGee - only good for bloopers - delivered crucial crunch-time minutes, and finished the game +17 in 12 minutes. They kept the pace down, limited the Warriors' star backcourt, and got great games from both Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert-and still lost by 11 points.
The Penguins' first goal, a Patric Hornqvist shot on a breakaway, was a bit of the latter two. It's Pittsburgh's series to lose now, and the Capitals only have themselves to blame for their untimely Game 4 mistakes. Crosby is irreplaceable. If the Caps come back to win this series, or if the Pens fall in the next round or in the Finals, you will never be able to convince me that Crosby's absence wasn't the reason why.
Aldridge had managed just 19 points combined in the first two games, but stepped up in the wake of Parker's season-ending leg injury, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs pull away. "If you had seen clips of our transition D (Sunday), you would trade all the players and fire me by the end of the game". Luckily for the most offensively and defensively balanced team in the National Basketball Association and one of the most experienced, San Antonio can compensate for ...
When Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a big-scoring contribution in Game Three against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, he got little help from his team-mates, and the result was a defeat. The Rockets were outscored by 1 in the 18:42 he played at center. As a team, the Spurs shot 49 percent from the field but just seven of 23 from the three-point line but where they really shot themselves in the foot was on the defensive, particularly in transition as they just didn't get back in time, ...
However, when one looks at the history books it will not stand as an official record because of the pacing and hydration strategies employed by Nike during the race. "I hope to do it next time, but I am happy to have run a 2:00.25 marathon. This journey has been good - it has been seven months of dedication". "But I think we may have to take the result with a pinch of salt".
Bauer has been largely ineffective and his problems have led to a 2-3 record with a high 7.67 ERA over five outings. "I didn't think the pitch to Goins - it was up-and-in - I didn't think it was that bad". Smoak's single came in the third. Lindor was eventually tagged but Toronto second baseman Devon Travis was called for obstruction, bringing Gibbons out of the dugout.
The Pescara player, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game. " I went through hell and was treated like a criminal ", he told BBC Sport . Former Portsmouth and Sunderland player Muntari says he never experienced racist abuse in the Premier League and has urged other countries to follow England's example of combating the problem.
On the one hand, you can argue that it's insane to back "Yes" in the Juventus Win to Nil market given that Monaco have scored in 12 of their 14 Champions League games this season. Last Saturday night, the Turin derby versus Torino was played. "I've looked a bit at the history of all Juventus' players". The Italians had stalwart goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank for some magnificent saves, while Dani Alves provided assists for both Higuain goals and put in an all-round standout ...
On his first taste of Premier League action, the Congolese-born star kept superstar Alexis Sanchez quiet. - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has now provided as many assists for Arsenal this season in the Premier League as in his previous five combined for the Gunners (7).
He has been sent home. Team manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson would not divulge to the public any details about Harvey's suspension, although Fox Sports said Harvey was suffering from a migraine on Saturday and failed to report for clubhouse work.
But it's just as true, and more substantial on the results sheet, to say that the Pens unwound 82 games of remarkable regular season work by the Caps - that 118-111 point edge in the standings that gained Washington home ice - with one night of clutch work in Verizon Center.
The New York Mets are not a baseball team any longer, but are now a circus. Everyone here knows the rules. There are rumors floating around that Harvey's suspension is tied to him not showing up to the ballpark on Saturday. A fine was warranted, though Harvey obviously does not agree with the suspension. The right-hander made 17 starts last season, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA.
Manager Jurgen Klopp complained a dry Anfield pitch made things hard for their playing style in Sunday's goalless Premier League draw , but Milner was in no doubt where the blame lay and, as senior professional, shouldered the burden. We've dropped points where we shouldn't have done". "We have to win our remaining two games and see if it's good enough". Every team defends differently and we will have different game plans for different opposition, different attacking patterns for how we ...
After winning their last eight home league games, Everton were by far the strongest opponents left on Chelsea's schedule and for 60 minutes they lived up to that billing. Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been in brilliant form for Everton this season. City was held 2-2 by relegation-threatened Middlesbrough, but fifth-place Manchester United could also only draw with Swansea so remains a point behind its neighbor.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a guarantee for the Washington Capitals' fifth game of this series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That might have - ahem - ruffled some of the Penguins' feathers, but it was his way of announcing his presence in a series in which he has been impossible to miss.
Twice before they won the next three games to take a 3-2 lead in a best-of-7 series. Talbot has been lights out the last four games and has allowed Edmonton to take a comfy 2-0 series lead despite the Oilers getting outshot in both meetings.
He has offered Klitschko a rematch and also has his eyes on an all-British clash with Tyson Fury, who has not fought since spectacularly dethroning Klitschko in November 2015. But that doesn't mean it was all pleasantries and pats on the back inside the ring, with AJ telling Klitschko deep into the 10th that he'd "Whoop his ass", just minutes before knocking the 41-year-old to the ground for the second time.
Perhaps two people that were caught off guard the most were Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Conor McGregor, as the September 16 date was the one targeted by the two combatants for their proposed showdown. Although McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has never competed in boxing, his chances of being the first man to beat Mayweather (49-0 boxing) in the ring have been propped up by UFC President Dana White and even Mayweather himself.
Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and her original two-year ban was reduced on appeal . She finally took her fifth chance in the third game to break Vinci's serve. Sharapova had been taking meldonium for many years, but overlooked an announcement by the World Anti-Doping Agency that it added the drug to its banned list on January 1, 2016.
The Spanish forward was classy all afternoon and although he had little to do in the second half, he held the ball up brilliantly, taking the pressure off the men behind him. This was followed by a draw at Old Trafford last weekend, which saw Gylfi Sigurdsson score a spectacular equaliser from a long range free-kick. Kevin Mirallas felt Everton were punished for failing to convert their chances.
Klitschko's prior fight to the bout with Joshua was against Tyson Fury , which took place in November 2015. If Fury does win his case with UKAD, the return of his licence will be no mere formality, with the BBBC expected to take some time to consider a number of factors before deciding whether to allow him to fight again.
With a 3-0 lead over city rivals Atletico Madrid in hand, Zinedine Zidane's men are in good shape going into the semi-final, second leg at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. "We're in an important place in the absence of two matchdays and we have the dream of being able to confirm [third] in our next game". "We can talk about those two (James and Morata ) and all the players who play less".
Milner had boasted a 100 per cent penalty record this season before Forster saved the converted left-back's eighth spot kick of the campaign. The Reds have no doubt improved leaps and bounds under Klopp, but they are still inconsistent surprisingly against the smaller teams in the Premier League.
EDMONTON-The Anaheim Ducks wrested some momentum back in their playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 win Sunday. A puck shot by St. "Just smart rest away from the rink and good habits and a good work ethic", Talbot said. "I mean, he's just one of those guys that finds a way every night".
Interim coach Mike Brown led the Warriors as they are missing reigning NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr, who wasn't at the arena as he deals with complications from a pair of back surgeries almost two years ago. And if the Warriors play their best, this will hardly be a series at all. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting.
Quite often, heavily hyped boxing matches don't live up to the billing. But with both boxers looking exhausted, Joshua hit his opponent with a number of blows to knock him out again in the 11th round. "It's really sad I didn't make it". "If you don't take part, you fail". " The best man won tonight and it's a massive event for boxing ", Klitschko said.
Co-favorite Always Dreaming , ridden by John Velazquez , won the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs on Saturday. Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday morning in preparation for the May 20 Preakness Stakes, and the colt's early arrival is an unconventional approach for trainer Todd Pletcher .
Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard tweeted: "Such an awesome fight with 2 great fighters". "It was a great fight from both sides", Bonte said. "He is the number one, he has no questions to answers". Joshua defended his heavyweight titles and his undefeated record in a bout that lived up to its billing as the best matchup after a long drought in the heavyweight division.