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Messi Hat-Trick Helps Barca Equal All-Time LaLiga Record

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And despite Los Legionarios' spirited second-half showing being rewarded with a goal through a fine Nabil El Zhar finish, Blaugrana were able to claim all three points as the Argentine grabbed his hat-trick in the dying minutes; increasing his side's advantage at the top of La Liga over second-placed Atletico Madrid, who face Real Madrid on Sunday, to 12 points. Read More »

Man City denied title by famous United comeback

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Manchester United's Chris Smalling, left, scores his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Saturday April 7, 2018. Read More »

Vettel takes pole as Ferrari lock-out Bahrain Grand Prix front row

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The Mercedes AMG Petronas duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were third and fourth, though Hamilton will get a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change. This was after the red flag delay generated through Verstappen's accident and resultant clean-up, but none of the top five drivers improved in the final five minutes once the session restarted. Read More »

Raptors beat Pacers 92-73

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Turning the ball over on an inbounds pass was bad enough, but the greater indignity for Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris might have been having to hear about it from Drake, the Toronto Raptors superfan. The Raptors rank highly on blocks per game (#2), points per game (#3) and free throw percentage (#4). The Pacers , who trailed by as many as 17 in the first quarter, narrowed the deficit to 32-28 with 5:04 left in the second quarter. Read More »

Tiger Woods' Best at this Masters Is Even Par

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They are in each other's way. What a Sunday this should be. No one has ever won the Masters when trailing by more than eight shots going into the weekend. Ga . "I'm out there to play the golf course". "I'm not out there to play Rory". "I think we'll obviously still be feeling it". Paul Casey was in the first group off the tee and played alongside Augusta National club champion Jeff Knox , who typically fills in when an odd number of players make the cut. Read More »

If I Fight Again, It'll Be in MMA; I Won't Box Again

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To many MMA and boxing observers, that might be the one cue that Mayweather's MMA aspirations are destined for the scrapbin. The rumors died down briefly when White claimed meetings were about the UFC getting into the boxing business, but previously speculation has pointed to a rematch with McGregor - this time in the Octagon. Read More »

Reed ahead of McIlroy by 3 shots

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This is for themselves, not for team. The duo matched shot for shot in a tremendous singles battle at the 2016 Ryder Cup, with McIlroy finally falling to Reed, 1-up. "Hopefully, I don't have to rely on it too much tomorrow". The verbal gamesmanship may have started early. He's got that to sleep on tonight. And unfortunately for the Irish golfer, Reed started to catch fire as McIlroy evened things up. Read More »

CWG 2018: Shooter Manu Bhaker wins gold, Heena takes silver

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Heena registered 234 to make it 1-2 for India at the top of the podium. Sarah Davies from England took home the silver medal with 217kg while Apolonia Vaivai from Fiji clinched the bronze medal with 216kg. "I am very happy.it is my first Commonwealth Games and I won with a qualification record also". Up until the shooters success, India had won all its 7 medals in weightlifting including 5 gold medals. Read More »

Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy at Masters after Round 3

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The four-time Masters champion is still 4-over par, 13 shots back from leader Patrick Reed . And now it's too late for him to do anything about it. He bogeyed the last in a 6-under 66 for a 6-under total of 210. All the pressure is on him tomorrow. A disconsolate Mickelson said, "I don't have it. Read More »

Masters leaderboard: Breakdown, full coverage, scores, highlights from Round 2

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He made a 10-foot putt - close to the same length of his eagle putt when he won past year - to make a 13, the highest score ever recorded on No. 15. So many others who started the third round with a chance didn't do almost enough to stay even remotely close to Reed. The rivals, who duelled in epic fashion during a Ryder Cup singles match in 2016, will play in the final pairing after Reed maintained his place atop the famous white and green leaderboards courtesy of a five-under-par 67. Read More »

14 killed in bus crash in western Canada

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Special police investigators were still at the scene early Saturday , roughly 150 kilometres east of Prince Albert City. RCMP have said that at least three of the injuries are critical. "It's very, very bad". Opp said the coaching staff and players from the Hawks were waiting to help. Heath officials were directing relatives of the Broncos to the Apostolic Church in the town of Nipawin . Read More »

For Tiger, bad days at Masters beat no days at Augusta

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Fowler carded a bogey-free round at Augusta National for the first time in his career, as a 7-under 65 earned him a spot in the penultimate pairing. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both made the weekend at the Masters , but the pre-tournament hype that the two 40-somethings could contend proved untrue. Read More »

Bus carrying Canadian junior hockey team involved in fatal crash

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said it is too early to state a cause for the crash. Ryan Straschnitzki, 18, suffered a broken back, his mother told CTV News Channel on Saturday . Matthew Gourlie, a sports writer with the DUBNetwork, told CTV News Channel that the team is a source of pride in the tight-knit community. "Smart kid. Read More »

Alain Vigneault Reportedly Fired by Rangers After Team Misses Playoffs

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The front office decided in the middle of this season to go young, sell at the trade deadline and begin a rebuilding process in the hopes of becoming a title contender again. "They're experienced, we've been able to do it with veteran players, we've been able to do it with younger players, our development record". "A.V.is our coach", Gorton said at the time. Read More »

Patrick Reed storms to Masters lead but big names are lurking

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There are a lot of players in with a chance, but the prospect of Reed and Rory in the final pairing is a mouthwatering one, particularly given their explosive meeting in the Ryder Cup singles at Hazeltine in 2016. Woods is exempt for all the major championships, but his 10-year exemption to the U.S. Open expires after this year. The course played about eight-tenths of a stroke harder than Thursday, thanks to additional wind. Read More »

Holloway deemed medically unfit to fight at UFC 223

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In another twist, lightweight challenger Max Holloway was declared "medically unfit" to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov by NYSAC as he struggled to shed weight and make the 155-pound limit. "Hand grenades, horseshoes and UFC title fights.when nearly is good enough". The Dubliner apparently told White, last year, that he wanted to take on Nurmagomedov in Russian Federation upon his UFC return. Read More »

Multiple deaths reported in crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

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He was in pain, just like his home province. Police in Canada confirmed on Saturday that 14 people died when a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in rural Saskatchewan province. "We are heartbroken knowing many of those we lost had their entire lives in front of them", he said in a statement Saturday. Those victims were also on the minds of athletes in other sports. Read More »

Canada grieves after junior hockey team bus crash leaves 15 dead

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Kelly Schatz said his family is seeking solace in one another. I should be writing about them. The Humboldt Broncos , the City of Humboldt and the RCMP held an emotional press conference on Saturday afternoon in the wake of a crash that killed more than a dozen people on the Broncos bus on Friday afternoon. Read More »

City Twitter: What does Manchester derby day mean to City fans?

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Manchester City can ease the pain of their Champions League defeat to Liverpool by clinching the Premier League title against bitter rivals Manchester United on Saturday in record time . City needed to regroup quickly and try to control the game again in order to find a victor in the final 35 minutes, while United looked very comfortable and ready to score on the counter at any moment. Read More »

McGregor bailed after being charged with assault by NYPD

The Irishman remained expressionless throughout his short arraignment at the downtown Brooklyn Central Booking facility. After a insane 24 hours, Conor McGregor is now out on bail and free to return to Ireland should he desire to. White said he had been working on a new mega-deal with McGregor, but those plans have now been scrapped after what White termed "the worst thing ever that's happened" in UFC history. Read More »

Patriots log private workout with Mason Rudolph

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It is clear that the Steelers see something special in Rudolph and they recognize that Ben Roethlisberger isn't going to play forever. "What a great guy and what an example of a player's coach, right". It was believed Garoppolo would be the heir apparent to Brady, but now, the team may be scrambling to find another young arm to groom. Could Mason Rudolph be the quarterback of the future for the Bills? Rudolph started each of the last three seasons for Oklahoma State and put up ... Read More »

Tiger Woods - 'I'm getting there'

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He answered Marc Leishman's bold shot for an eagle by polishing off another run of three straight birdies. "But when I'm playing with someone like Matt Kuchar , and the crowd that you get around Augusta National , so respectful, so knowledgeable about the game; it's very nice, because you know they respect every single shot". Read More »

Red Wings GM Holland signs 2-year extension

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Holland, however, has faced increased criticism from Red Wings fans and commentators, with the later-than-usual announcement of his contract extension leading some to believe the team's ownership was considering a change. Holland has traded to restructure the team and holds an NHL-high 11 picks in the upcoming entry draft. Additionally, the Red Wings now hold 10 picks for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Read More »

Guardiola: A special day for United, which is a pity

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Mino Raiola has denied offering Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during the January transfer window. By half time this one looked all over, as the league leaders sprung into a well deserved two goal lead and could have had another three. Read More »

Wayne Rooney was furious after getting substituted against Liverpool

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The former Manchester United man was hauled off after just 57 minutes following an ineffective display and looked furious as he took his seat in the dugout, ignoring his manager as he walked past. It's because it's Everton v Liverpool isn't it? Everton had two fine chances late on to grab a first Merseyside derby win in eight years, and while Allardyce said his side were unlucky, he was pleased with the way they restrained an in-form and attacking Liverpool side. Read More »

Paul Ince states his prediction for Arsenal v Southampton

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The Gunners have shifted their focus towards Europa League now, and they nearly secured their semi-final spot in the competition with an impressive 4-1 win against CSKA Moscow on Thursday. David Ospina picked up a niggle and is ruled out of this game while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also not expected to be fit enough to take on Southampton this weekend. Read More »

Zidane: Real Madrid won't give Barcelona guard of honour

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There has been some controversy over guard of honours recently with Barcelona refusing to do one for their rivals after they had won the Club World Cup in December. We have to do our work well and play a complete game, he said ahead of the game. Afterwards, as always, you never know what's going to happen with you or the players. Read More »