by | April 26, 2017 | 07:50

Via a stunning early morning announcement by his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team on April 25, NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr ., will retire from racing at the end of 2017. Four-time champion Jeff Gordon retired at the end of 2015, while Tony Stewart called time on his career a year ago. "I don't think Dale Jr. can be measured as just a race vehicle driver, because he is so much more than that", says NBC analyst Steve Letarte, Earnhardt's former crew chief.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:45

This game was so hard against a very good team. Matic told the following to the Chelsea website on the goal v Tottenham: "The most important is that we win the game". For him, this season wasn't easy for many reasons ( Willian's mother died last October following a battle with cancer) that you know and I don't want to repeat.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:45

Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero all had two hits apiece for the Cubs. Gonzalez pitched eight innings or more once last season, and in his last start of the year. Davidson is now 14-for-38 with seven extra-base hits in 12 games. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in his 9 1-3 innings over nine appearances.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:45

TENNIS great Serena Williams is expecting her first child, revealing the news on Wednesday with a teasing Snapchat post captioned "20 weeks". The photo , captured by USA media, showed Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:42

The captain has not played in a while and may get a run in the team in the coming weeks. Manchester United have the division's best points per game average in away matches (2.14). The Clarets have been planning for Keane's departure for some time and they have a ready-made replacement on the bench, with James Tarkowski having had to be patient since his move from Brentford last January.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:43

Hansen said the side will head to New Zealand with huge expectations to win, given the recent success of England, and the series win against Australia four years ago. "I want to play in as many games as possible but I'll be targeting the games against New Zealand". The fact that the ball gets out wide makes us look good.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:42

That's very sad. It's not my idea of football and I will never understand this. He must be proud to see his commitment, to see the level he played at in this type of game. You reach the final in the FA Cup , a great competition. But we want it to become a great season, a fantastic season. Chelsea's 2-0 loss at Manchester United allowed Tottenham to trim their lead at the league summit to four points and Saturday's clash at Wembley was billed as a chance for Spurs to strike a ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:40

Jazz has allowed 48.7 rebounds per game in three games against Clippers . With Hayward out of the game, Johnson went into vintage "Iso Joe" mode. Rivers averaged 15.0 points in 23.1 minutes against Utah. Paul is 31. Griffin will be 28 and has dealt with significant injuries each of the past two seasons. "I would say if he gave us a couple of good minutes, I would be good with that".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:39

Golden State can clinch the series with a win Monday night in Game 4 at the Moda Center. NEED TO KNOW: The Warriors can sweep the series on Monday and get a bit of rest before they'll face the victor of the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:37

Even after signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith during free agency, wide receiver remains one of the top priorities for the Eagles in this weekend's NFL Draft in Philadelphia, particularly to grow and develop alongside quarterback Carson Wentz.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:37

As a run defender, he may never get to the level of a Von Miller or a Khalil Mack, but he can affect the quarterback and his improvement in the run game should have him playing at a reasonable level if used in the right capacity. A number of defensive players are lumped together behind presumptive No. 1 selection Myles Garrett , which could lead to teams drafting more for need than taking the best player available.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:35

Had he not signed, the Pats would have had an exclusive negotiating window with him. Gillislee is a heavy favorite to lead New England in rushing yards and TDs this upcoming season. Restricted free agents are players with three accrued seasons of service time. There were reports that Garoppolo and Butler may be traded before Draft Day by the Patriots for first-round picks.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:35

He even had two on a cool, breezy Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers - both at the wall, and both against Corey Seager - to prevent extra-base hits and help Brett Anderson earn a 4-0 victory that gave the Cubs their third consecutive series win to open the -season.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:38

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder are back in Texas for an epic Game 5 clash with the hosts a win away from advancing to the conference semi-finals. They'll need to find a happy medium between resting him and playing him that disallows the Rockets to go on big, game-changing runs. Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza (1) defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:26

One thing we have learned about Koeman this season is he can execute a game plan, resulting in Guardiola's largest league loss as a manager. West Ham should be doing better with the likes of Ayew, Snodgrass and Kouyate, but they continue to disappoint and struggle by not providing sufficient supply to big man, Andy Carroll.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:27

After Cesc Fabregas and Hazard worked a smart corner-kick routine, the former fed Diego Costa who showed strength and technique to hold off his marker and direct a flawless header past Forster for his 50th Premier League goal. "I know the history but I believe this is an exciting team", Pochettino said. The 31-year-old missed Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Spurs but said: "I'm all right, just recovering, I'm fine".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:26

The young Scot is no stranger to disappointment on the world stage, having finished an agonising fourth, after being in the mix for the medals in the points race at the Glasgow world cup in November. I am so touched to receive so many congratulatory messages from Malaysians on my Facebook page. "Normally if I was at a sailing event I would have been out on my bike", he added.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:23

Or like the final few minutes of Game 4, when he chucked up a couple of wild three-pointers inside the final few minutes as the Thunder tried to regain a lead it had coughed up with Westbrook on the bench earlier in the quarter. With Enes Kanter not getting a ton of minutes in this series and the combination of Clint Capela and Nene playing quite well, Adams will need another performance like this in Tuesday night's Game 5 to keep the Thunder from going home for the summer.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:25

The Sharks seemed to be in control of Game 5 after trouncing the Oilers 7-0 in the previous contest to even the series, scoring three straight goals after falling behind 5 1/2 minutes into the game, but now must win in order to force a Game 7 on Monday.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:13

He was brought to UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. When Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell, he had the citation of a Bible verse written on his forehead, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:15

The Patriots said 34 players visited the White House this year compared to 50 two years ago, but the total number of visitors - including staff - was about the same . HORSLEY: Some of the Patriots are Trump's friends, and he's a longtime supporter of the team. And the Patriots can get back to preparing for their next visit.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:13

Kennedy has now been placed on suicide watch while his lawyer is currently processing a request for him to see one of the letters. Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is a maximum security prison in Lancaster, Massachusetts, U.S. "The idea is that if an appeal hasn't happened, there's a chance the conviction has an error in it", Rosanna Cavallo, a professor at Suffolk University, told CNN after Hernandez's death.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:11

Prince asked the Amsterdam crowd to sing along and the Paisley Park audience followed suit. Prince's estate and Paisley Park Enterprises sued to block the release of music by George Ian Boxill, a sound engineer who worked with Prince on the EP in 2006.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:09

The Blue Jackets tied the game at one midway through the second period but Jake Guentzel and the Penguins took the lead again only 41 seconds later. Assuming the swelling goes down, he should be good to go for Game 4. That includes the mighty Washington Capitals and the Toronto Matthews Leafs - one of whom will be the Penguins second round opponent.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:10

It also halted Everton's mini two-match winning run and a forthright Koeman didn't hold back in letting everyone know what he really thought of his side's first-half showing. "Maybe the clean sheet is a positive, but there are no more positives". West Ham had the better of the opportunities, but they were slim pickings, with James Collins heading well wide and Cheikhou Kouyate having an overhead kick blocked, although Stekelenburg could hardly be said to have been kept busy.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:05

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who made several important saves to keep Real Madrid at bay in the second half, also hailed Messi. "It would've been better if they had beaten Barca, but that doesn't matter to us". "Three vital points are at stake and we'll need to perform to our best". "There will be much more of a title race, but it is still in our own hands", Zidane said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:00

I should have said, "No, I'm going to defend the British title outright, I should stay where I am". He will defend his WBA global title he picked up in December. "He's definitely going to have to move and take angles with Klitschko. but I think he has a great chance". He added: "I haven't watched the Fury fight much".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:56

Gareth Bale could miss the rest of Real Madrid's season after suffering the latest in a series of calf injuries since he joined the Spanish giants four years ago. He has scored 14 goals in his last 10 Spanish league games, and is the competition's leading scorer with 31 goals, seven more than teammate Luis Suarez and 12 more than Ronaldo.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:54

Switzer's coach in 1967 was a 15-time Boston Marathoner and didn't think a woman could do it - which energized Switzer to try. In 2015, she created 261 Fearless , a nonprofit that uses running to empower women around the world; its logo is a rendering of her original bib, with one corner torn off from the struggle.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:49

It was a first individual senior world title for Barker, junior road time-trial world champion in 2012, who previously won team pursuit gold in 2013 and 2014. Oliva, who took up cycling while at Monmouth School, said: "It's a performance programme, not a day care centre". Hansen took out the first round win over Helena Casas Roige from Spain but was pipped on the line by 9/100ths of a second to Liubov Basova (UKRS) in the second round for the right to make the best-of-three quarterfinals.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:49

A long shot from John-Michael Liles was tipped by Noel Acciari at 6:05, David Backes made Bobby Ryan look silly 42 second later and beat Anderson 5-hole, and David Pastrnak completed the comeback with a short-side power play goal moments after a Boston 2 man advantage had ended but before Kyle Turris could get back into the play.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:48

The Ducks have been waiting to see which divisional foe they will face in the second round, and now they know. For the first time in 27 years, Edmonton won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road as the Oilers went from their Madhouse on 104th and totally took the crowd out of this one from the very beginning.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:48

City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Tottenham star Dele Alli in a world record deal this summer, according to Barcelona legend Xavi. Asked specifically whether Alli would be at Spurs next season, Spurs boss Pochettino said: "I can not guarantee anything in life".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:44

He was very comfortable Games 3 and 4. Seventh-seeded Memphis still needs to steal a game in San Antonio to win the series and dropped the first two at the Spurs by a combined 43 points. However, the signature on the check does appear to belong to Popovich . The Spurs hope Tuesday night to display the kind of defense that limited him to 13 points in Game 1.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:48

Or, as James said, "when (Williams has) got that right to left crossover and that left to right crossover, he's pulling up threes off pick and rolls with no hesitation, he's getting to the lane".that's him getting back to being D-Will. The Bucks and Raptors are tied at two apiece with the series headed back to Toronto for Game 5. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to complete the sweep and move onto the second round of the playoffs.