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LSU football stock report: Deep passing game, pass rush shine in spring game
Dos and don’ts for running the Boston Marathon in the rain
Masters golf fans hurt when bus overturns on interstate
Kikkan Randall and her fellow Olympians take the stage in Anchorage
Fighting Irish win NCAA women's basketball championship
College basketball is better without one-and-done players
Chelsea beats Southampton to face Man United in FA Cup final
2018-04-22 21:00:20 LONDON (AP) — Chelsea will play Manchester United in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0 in the second semifinal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday with goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata. Giroud, who had been selected ahead of Morata to spearhead Chelsea's attack, scored the first goal within 30 seconds of the second half after a mesmerizing piece of dribbling inside the Southampton penalty area   Read More ...
Palominos’ tennis falls to Tyler, rout Jacksonville
2018-04-22 20:04:08 The Palominos men’s and women’s tennis teams split their matches this weekend in Regionals. Both LCC tennis teams fell to Tyler Junior College 9-0 on Friday but beat Jacksonville College Saturday. The men topped the Dolphins 8-1 and the women won 9-0. In doubles against Jacksonville, LCC’s No. 1 team of Juan Cruz Scoppetta and Manuel Pilotto defeated Andres Graterol and Martin Zarate 8-5   Read More ...
Chasing records, EPL champion Man City thrashes Swansea 5-0
2018-04-22 20:00:20 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City is chasing more records now the Premier League title has been wrapped up. A 5-0 win over Swansea got the champions closer to a few of them. David Silva scored one goal and set up another for Raheem Sterling in the first half, before further strikes by Kevin De Bruyne — a thunderous 25-meter effort — Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus sealed an easy win for City amid a party atmosphere at Etihad Stadium on Sunday   Read More ...
Wenger quit Arsenal after 'hurtful' fan protests
2018-04-22 20:00:09 LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger said he wasn't tired of managing Arsenal but quit after finding fan protests calling for his departure "hurtful" and damaging to the club's image. The 68-year-old Frenchman was initially reticent on Sunday to discuss the precise reason for his decision after 22 years in charge. But facing the media for the first time since Friday's shock announcement, Wenger relented and gave an insight into what precipitated his departure when he had another season remaining on his contract   Read More ...
LeBron James, Cavaliers should stop it with the matching suits or they'll be missing rest of NBA playoffs
2018-04-22 19:00:18 SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt discusses the startling trends that could lead to a shocking early exit for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. USA TODAY Sports. Mere hours remain for the Cleveland Cavaliers to get things ironed out -- with those matching gray suits, that is. Like Dave Blatt, Cleveland’s former head coach, the suits need to go   Read More ...
Stoke held 1-1 by Burnley, heading for relegation from EPL
2018-04-22 18:00:17 STOKE, England (AP) — Stoke's grip on its Premier League status loosened significantly with a 1-1 home draw against Burnley on Sunday. Stoke manager Paul Lambert had targeted three wins from his team's last four games to ensure its 10-year stay in the top flight continued but, with a trip to Liverpool to come next weekend followed by matches against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Swansea, that now appears hugely unlikely   Read More ...
Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege
2018-04-22 18:00:11 ANS, Belgium (AP) — Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels posted the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a solo victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic, cycling's oldest race, as his Quick-Step team continued to dominate the season. Just days after his teammate Julian Alaphilippe won the Fleche Wallonne, Jungels secured a 27th win for Quick Step this season in Ans. Jungels countered a move from Philippe Gilbert in the Cote de la Roche aux Faucons and dropped his main rivals when he pushed the pace again after the summit   Read More ...
Arsenal beats West Ham 4-1 at start of Wenger's farewell
2018-04-22 17:00:15 LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger saw Arsenal claim a 4-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday in his first game since announcing his 22-year managerial reign will finish at the end of the season. That Arsenal remains sixth in the Premier League is why support for Wenger has drained among the north London club's fan base. When Wenger stepped onto the pitch before kickoff there was no acknowledgment of the 68-year-old Frenchman from the stadium announcer   Read More ...
Eliud Kipchoge and Vivan Cheruiyot Win Hottest-Ever London Marathon
2018-04-22 16:46:50 (LONDON) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women’s race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds to add to the Olympic champion’s wins in the British capital in 2015 and 2016   Read More ...
Egypt midfielder Elneny injured playing for Arsenal
2018-04-22 16:00:15 LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been carried off on a stretcher during Sunday's Premier League game against West Ham, less than two months before he is due at the World Cup with Egypt. Elneny was treated on the pitch in north London after injuring an ankle in a challenge with Mark Noble just before halftime. Egypt has qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 and opens its Group A campaign on June 15 against Uruguay   Read More ...
2018 AHSAA first-round baseball playoff scores
2018-04-22 15:25:31 Prattville Christian senior pitcher Tyler Bell became the first Panther to throw a no-hitter, striking out 19 batters in a 6-0 win over Robert E. Lee last month. Kamarri Darrington/Advertiser. Each best-of-3 series was to begin with a doubleheader Friday. . . . . . and end, if necessary, with a single game Saturday. . . . . . , unless noted   Read More ...
High schools: Track and field athletes flock to MV Invite
2018-04-22 15:09:07 By DAN ATTORRI Monitor staff PENACOOK – Kevin McGrath hasn’t had many chances to compete this season, so when the Hopkinton senior got a chance at the 18th annual Merrimack Valley Invitational, he delivered. In a meet featuring 32 teams and around 1,100 athletes from Division II and III, McGrath, a jumper on the Hopkinton boys’ track and field team, one of the smallest programs in the state, won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 10½ inches and the high jump with a season-best mark of 6-4   Read More ...
Australia's A-League: Melbourne sides into semifinals
2018-04-22 14:00:39 SYDNEY (AP) — Both Melbourne teams in Australia's A-League have advanced to the semifinals. On Sunday, the Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide 2-1 to advance to a semifinal against Sydney FC in Sydney. Kosovo international Besart Berisha scored the winner for the Victory on an overhead kick in the 89th minute. Berisha leapt into the air, despite Jordan Elsey's close attention, to score the winner from Kosta Barbarouses' cross   Read More ...
Arrests made after violent soccer riot in South Africa
2018-04-22 14:00:33 DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Police say two people have been arrested and more arrests are imminent after a violent riot at a South African soccer game on Saturday night, when hundreds of fans ripped up parts of the stadium, invaded the field, and seriously assaulted at least one security guard. Players had to run for the safety of the dressing rooms as the fans swept onto the field soon after the final whistle   Read More ...
LSU football stock report: Deep passing game, pass rush shine in spring game
2018-04-22 13:19:22 BATON ROUGE, La. — Spring games aren’t usually a great place to learn much about a football team, but a few nuggets of wisdom worked their way through the pomp of LSU football’s spring game on Saturday. Quarterbacks Justin McMillan, Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan rotated between the first and second teams, switching off drives with each unit. So there wasn’t much to learn on that front   Read More ...
Barboursville, Shawnee Park partnering for three youth soccer events
2018-04-22 13:18:48 The Shawnee Park Multi-Sport Complex in Dunbar and the Barboursville Soccer Complex are teaming up to host three U.S. Youth Soccer tournaments in 2019 and 2020, Gov. Jim Justice and other officials announced Friday at the state Capitol. Officials estimated the three tournaments — the 2019 and 2020 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup and the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships — will bring a total economic impact of $32 million for the Kanawha Valley, concentrated in the hospitality industry   Read More ...
Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-04-22 13:15:10 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that the actor Sylvester Stallone, a friend of his, had called to bring Johnson's story to his attention   Read More ...
Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 World Cup
2018-04-22 13:09:04 Miss the Olympics? Well, another major, international, quadrennial sporting event is not too far off: On June 14, the 2018 men’s FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia — and the competition is expected to be fierce. Here’s what to know before players take on soccer’s biggest stage for the month-long competition. Where and when is the 2018 World Cup? The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place at cities in Russia from June 14 through July 15   Read More ...
Hockey Player From Viral 'Puck Girl' Video Wants to Know What Happened to 'Ladies First'
2018-04-22 13:06:49 A video of a distraught bite-sized hockey fan waiting for a puck from a hockey player turned her into “puck girl,” an instant internet celebrity. But the hockey player was not discouraged. She was going to get her puck if it was the last thing he did. She gets one in the end, but her rollercoaster of emotions throughout her bad puck luck was internet gold   Read More ...
Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?
2018-04-22 13:04:26 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that the actor Sylvester Stallone, a friend of his, had called to bring Johnson's story to his attention   Read More ...
Athletics' Sean Manaea throws no-hitter against Red Sox
2018-04-22 13:04:06 The New York Yankees went to bat for a 10-year-old girl who was being bullied at school. All class in this video. USA TODAY Sports. Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea tossed the first no-hitter of 2018, holding the red-hot Boston Red Sox without a hit in a 3-0 win for the A's on Saturday. The Red Sox came into the game leading the majors in most offensive categories, including hits and runs scored   Read More ...
Could Ohtani emergence open door for 2-way college players?
2018-04-22 13:04:00 Louisville coach Dan McDonnell is going to bat for two-way college baseball players. Here's his pitch: With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, he said, the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get more opportunities to do both as professionals. "I don't know why we have to watch Japan do it and say, 'Hey, it works over in Japan, so let's do it here,'" McDonnell said   Read More ...
High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too
2018-04-22 13:03:34 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The highest-scoring team in the NHL is playing a stingy brand of defense in the playoffs. Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning know ultimately that will be the key to the chances for a deep run for the third time in four years. The top seed in the Eastern Conference won its opening round series 4-1 over the New Jersey Devils, with Vasilevskiy stopping 53 of 55 shots over the last two games   Read More ...
Volleyball tournament honors Jennifer Riordan
2018-04-22 13:00:26 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The death of a beloved Albuquerque woman on board a Southwest Airlines flight rocked the community. It particularly impacted the volleyball community, where Jennifer Riordan was known for leading cheers and supporting every team. This weekend, the local volleyball club team community is honoring her. Bright red, pink and purple ribbons were scattered throughout the court Saturday morning   Read More ...
Trump considering 'full pardon' for boxer Jack Johnson — at Stallone's request
2018-04-22 12:53:19 President Trump said Saturday he was considering a full pardon for Jack Johnson, the African-American heavyweight champion convicted of transporting a white woman across state lines in what's now viewed as a racially motivated prosecution. Johnson was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913 and died in 1946. If Trump grants a posthumous pardon, it would represent a rare use of the constitutional pardon power that many of his predecessors have resisted   Read More ...
Prep track and field: Shot put, pole vault winners adjust style in Harper Invite
2018-04-22 12:48:36 .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Among the field-event winners Friday afternoon on the first day of the Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational track and field meet, almost nobody could match the sheer, beaming joy of Sandia’s Tyler Geldmacher. Two weeks ago, the Matadors’ senior shot putter, frustrated at his lack of progress in this event after a terrible practice session, decided a technical change was in order   Read More ...
How Lance Armstrong escaped a $100 million lawsuit
2018-04-22 12:47:10 The original lawsuit sought $100 million but the cyclist was able to reach a much lower settlement with the federal government. USA TODAY Sports. Lance Armstrong once took great pride in his ability to avoid getting caught for all the sins that could bring him down. He kept getting away with it, always "winning" in the end. And now he's arguably done so again, this time against the federal government   Read More ...
Wyoming track and field teams start strong in California
2018-04-22 12:46:00 The University of Wyoming track and field teams had an impressive start to their California swing Thursday at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. Sophomore Jerayah Davis (Kelly Walsh) began her outdoor season by winning the 100 with a time of 11.69 seconds. Also for the Cowgirls, Ja'la Henderson finished third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump, Emelda Malm-Annan was fourth in the hammer throw and Heidi Pfoor (Cheyenne Central) was third in the 400 hurdles   Read More ...
Boxing: Matthysse vows fight 'to the death' against Pacquiao
2018-04-19 12:00:40 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Boxing: Matthysse vows fight 'to the death' against Pacquiao Boxing: Matthysse vows fight 'to the death' against Pacquiao Video provided by AFP. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
FIFA closes case of alleged racism in U17 World Cup final
2018-04-19 12:00:11 ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has closed an investigation into a Spain player allegedly racially abusing an England opponent in the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge due to "lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player's claim." It is the third recent case of a high-profile allegation of racist abuse of black players being closed without action   Read More ...
Andy Rihs, Swiss owner of cycling, soccer teams, dies at 75
2018-04-19 11:00:13 BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Andy Rihs, a Swiss businessman who owned the BMC Racing cycling team and Young Boys soccer club, died Wednesday. He was 75. The BMC team said Rihs died in Zurich after "a patient and valiantly endured illness." Rihs's death comes with Young Boys close to winning its first Swiss league title in 32 years. Young Boys leads by 11 points with six matches left   Read More ...
Nadal doesn't see himself skipping tournaments like Federer
2018-04-19 11:00:06 MONACO (AP) — For now, Rafael Nadal doesn't see himself skipping any major tournaments the way Roger Federer has been sitting out the French Open. The veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing to win the Monte Carlo Masters this week to avoid losing his top ranking once again to Federer in their seemingly eternal battle for tennis supremacy   Read More ...
Fantasy baseball chat with Brent Hershey: Thursday at noon ET
2018-04-19 10:00:48 The 2018 MLB season is full of surprises. For instance, how many people know who's leading the majors in RBI right now? If you guessed Jed Lowrie of the Oakland A's, you might be a fantasy owner of his. Or a really smart person. If you didn't guess correctly, you might need a few more players like him on your fantasy roster   Read More ...
Red Sox continue best-ever start with 9-0 win over Angels
2018-04-19 09:00:38 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Everything is going right for the Boston Red Sox, and it has propelled them to the best start in the franchise's long history. Rafael Devers hit his first career grand slam, Rick Porcello threw six scoreless innings and the Red Sox improved to 15-1 since losing on opening day with a 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night   Read More ...
Sharks wrap up dominant Round 1 sweep of Ducks
2018-04-19 08:00:36 SportsPulse: The Vegas Golden Knights are rewriting the history books on what it means to be an expansion team and in the process captivating a city. Our NHL insider Kevin Allen believes their magical run could end with a Stanley Cup. USA TODAY Sports. SAN JOSE (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal 9:09 into the third period, Martin Jones was spectacular in goal yet again, and the San Jose Sharks completed a first-round sweep of the rival Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night   Read More ...
James Harden has awful Game 2, but Rockets still rout T'wolves
2018-04-19 07:00:41 The news of Erin Popovich's passing was announced on Wednesday night, and support rolled in from across the NBA world. USA TODAY Sports. HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series   Read More ...
Twins walk of in 16 innings vs.Indians in Puerto Rico game
2018-04-19 07:00:38 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the bottom of the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre's single to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday night to split their two-game series in Puerto Rico. Rosario led off the 16th with a single and went to third when Logan Morrison's grounder — which could have been a double-play ball — got past second baseman Jason Kipnis   Read More ...
LeBron James: I wasn't 'blindsided' by reporter's postgame question about Erin Popovich
2018-04-19 07:00:27 The news of Erin Popovich's passing was announced on Wednesday night, and support rolled in from across the NBA world. USA TODAY Sports. LeBron James says he wasn't caught off guard by Allie LaForce's question regarding the death of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin Popovich. The Spurs announced her passing Wednesday while James' Cleveland Cavaliers were playing Game 2 of their first-round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers, and during an interview on the postgame broadcast, TNT's LaForce asked James to share his thoughts   Read More ...
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell takes over vs. Thunder, breaks Michael Jordan playoff record
2018-04-19 07:00:24 LeBron James got off to a scorching start in Game 2 to help the Cavaliers beat the Pacers, but he insists he wasn't trying to be overly assertive. USA TODAY Sports. Long before Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell was trying to poster-ize the Oklahoma City Thunder stars in the first round of these NBA playoffs, he was idolizing them   Read More ...
Casper College's Deininger, Pilivi sign volleyball letters of intent
2018-04-19 06:45:01 Casper College outside hitters Annie Deininger and Jessica Pilivi signed their letters of intent on Wednesday to continue the next steps in their respective volleyball careers. Deininger will transfer to Texas A&M International, an NCAA Division II program, while Pilivi will enroll at North Carolina Central, a Division I program. Deininger, a native of Cave Creek, Arizona, averaged 1.35 kills per set for the T-Birds   Read More ...