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Cubs' home opener put on hold Cubs' home opener put on hold
- April 10, 2018

The game will now be played Tuesday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. CT. "I looked at the (weather) map and looked at (Tuesday) being an open date with a much better forecast, so I thought it would be the prudent thing, and we did it". Rizzo will miss a fourth straight game after sitting out the final three games of the series against the Brewers. Although the home opener brings a special type of excitement to Wrigley Field, reliever Carl Edwards Jr. (more...)
Paul Pogba Gives Credit to Alexis Sanchez for Sparking Manchester Derby Comeback Paul Pogba Gives Credit to Alexis Sanchez for Sparking Manchester Derby Comeback
- April 10, 2018

The sense was compounded by that very bad first half. And that's not even including half-chances. Smalling has scored whenever Manchester United needed him the most this season. In City's case, in two defeats against Liverpool and one against United, they have conceded nine goals in 44 minutes and shown a stunning inability to cope in the chaos. (more...)
CWG 2018: India beat Malaysia 2-1 to qualify for semi-final CWG 2018: India beat Malaysia 2-1 to qualify for semi-final
- April 10, 2018

Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai won the doubles match in straight games to bring home the gold . Many people tweeted for her outstanding achievement on the social media platform and acknowledged her for being so patriotic, while some others made an accusation of being a hyper-nationalist. (more...)
Liverpool Have No Interest In Signing Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini Liverpool Have No Interest In Signing Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini
- April 10, 2018

So Fellaini can take his pick of Ligue 1's current title-holders and winner-in-waiting, England's most exciting side and Besiktas- complete with some of the most fanatic supporters in world football. Roma, Monaco, Galatasaray and Besiktas have all been sounded out about a deal for the Belgium global while PSG have said they will weigh up an offer with Fellaini's camp looking to secure a three-year contract. (more...)
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's career ended by injury at Commonwealth Games Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's career ended by injury at Commonwealth Games
- April 10, 2018

Before transitioning, Hubbard was a national junior record-holder in the male 230lb weight class. "And no other athlete at these Games is as important, given the gradual fight for LGBT rights in and outside of sport", she wrote. "I think you have to be true to yourself and I hope in this case that's what I've done", Hubbard added. Wallwork has offered up a suggestion to make it fairer for competitors at future events. (more...)
Ray Lewis: Odell Beckham Jr Has 'Removed God from His Life' Ray Lewis: Odell Beckham Jr Has 'Removed God from His Life'
- April 10, 2018

I'm looking forward to him getting one day better by being here. "This is the first day of work, this is the first opportunity for all of us to be here together and I think it's important that Odell is here". "Certainly that communication is between me and him , " Shurmur said. When Odell Beckham Jr shows up on Monday for the start of Giants preseason workouts, it will speak volumes about his mindset. (more...)
Blues Drop More Points as Top Four Slips Away Blues Drop More Points as Top Four Slips Away
- April 10, 2018

Javier Hernandez punished Chelsea's wastefulness with 17 minutes remaining after Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half opener for Chelsea . "The Little Pea" made a big impact with his equaliser at Stamford Bridge - the sixth time in his career he had come off the bench to score against Chelsea . (more...)
Patrick Reed wins first major at The Masters Patrick Reed wins first major at The Masters
- April 09, 2018

He would add birdies on 12, 13, and 15 to climb to a 13-under and tie clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth. "What we did on 12 today was really cool", Spieth said. But he missed the eagle putt and while Reed saw his lead trimmed to just one, it was back to three one hole later. "Unfortunately, one shot short", he said. (more...)
YouTube shooting suspect built online persona as she scorned real world YouTube shooting suspect built online persona as she scorned real world
- April 09, 2018

In one post she says: "Internet crackdown and filtering is increasing in the West". - The family of Nasim Aghdam appear confused by the shooting rampage and are trying to come to terms with it. Two women wounded in the shooting were released Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital . But Mountain View police said they received no indication from Aghdam's father or brother that she had a propensity for violence. (more...)
Zidane explains Cristiano Ronaldo's derby withdrawal Zidane explains Cristiano Ronaldo's derby withdrawal
- April 09, 2018

Zinedine Zidane has told his players to ignore the Champions League hype around Real Madrid after they were held to a 1-1 draw by city rivals Atletico in La Liga on Sunday. It's a pity because we had a lot of chances. "He's still an important player, and despite not playing in three games we still have big games coming up". (more...)
IPL 2018, CSK vs MI IPL 2018, CSK vs MI
- April 09, 2018

Mumbai: Dwayne Bravo has said that he and fellow-West Indian Kieron Pollard made a decision to wear jerseys with identical No 400 on them for respective teams Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) opener here on Saturday, to celebrate individual landmarks. (more...)
Roberto Firmino A Nightmare For Defenders- Virgil Van Dijk Roberto Firmino A Nightmare For Defenders- Virgil Van Dijk
- April 09, 2018

Pep Guardiola hopes that his players are not mentally scarred by the manner of their defeat to Man United as they prepare to face Liverpool in the Champions League . And they may just have found that in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, a front three that has absolutely devastated defences this season. (more...)
Ferrari mechanic suffers leg fractures after Raikkonen pit incident Ferrari mechanic suffers leg fractures after Raikkonen pit incident
- April 09, 2018

As he headed back out the mechanic on the left rear wheel, subsequently named as Francesco, was knocked over suffering a shinbone and fibula fracture . It was a day of mixed felings, however, as Raikkonen's teammate Sebastian Vettel earned the victory. Raikkonen was given the green light to go but it was an unsafe release and, as he pulled away, his vehicle hit one of the mechanics. (more...)
Welbeck comes to Gunners' rescue in bad-tempered game Welbeck comes to Gunners' rescue in bad-tempered game
- April 09, 2018

Southampton struck first, when a mistake from Shkodran Mustafi in the 17th minute allowed Shane Long to find the incoming cross and put it past Petr Cech . A dramatic finish saw Jack Wilshere tangle with Jack Stephens - the Saints man was shown a straight red, while Mohamed Elneny was also dismissed for a push to the face. (more...)
Le Clos bags silver medal in 100m freestyle Le Clos bags silver medal in 100m freestyle
- April 09, 2018

Chad le Clos bagged his third medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by claiming silver in the 100m freestyle on Sunday morning. Le Clos' next event is the 200m butterfly on Saturday. Australia's Cate Campbell won the women's 50m freestyle for her second gold of the Games, and Ariarne Titmus anchored the hosts to victory in the 4x200m freestyle. (more...)
Diamondbacks beat Cardinals 4-1 after benches clear Diamondbacks beat Cardinals 4-1 after benches clear
- April 09, 2018

I suppose we will never know, but maybe someday ( Bengie) Molina will do a tell-all interview with us here at Call to the Pen. "Or an umpire. You've got to be professional", Molina added, according to MLB.com's Joe Trezza . After the game, Lovullo said he regret his outburst. "Because you can not allow that". "I think at that point Yadi became agitated, which was understandable". (more...)
See Patrick Reed's final putt to win The Masters See Patrick Reed's final putt to win The Masters
- April 09, 2018

As Reed lead at 9-under 135, Marc Leishman (67) was sole second at 7-under 137 while the 2017 Open victor, Henrik Stenson (69-70), the 2016 Open, victor seemed to circling his second Major, as he moved to third at 5-under 139 with Rory McIlroy (69-71), looking to complete a career Slam with Masters, and 2015 champion Jordan Spieth (66-74) sharing fourth place. (more...)
Lifter Thakur takes bronze at CWG 2018 Lifter Thakur takes bronze at CWG 2018
- April 09, 2018

But failing at 122 kg in her second attempt put her in a spot of bother. However, he failed to lift 211kg in his second clean and jerk attempt, missed gold and had to settle for silver. She won Bronze at the 2014 Glasgow Games. "I was competing after just 10 months of regular training because I had to get my shoulder operated due to an injury", he added. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel destroys reporter over question regarding Lewis Hamilton's 'dickhead' comment Sebastian Vettel destroys reporter over question regarding Lewis Hamilton's 'dickhead' comment
- April 09, 2018

Sebastian Vettel jumped to rival Lewis Hamilton's defense following the Bahrain Grand Prix after the Briton called Max Verstappen a "dickhead" upon watching a replay of their contact. "From pure pace tomorrow, I would say the two Ferraris are clearly the favourites". He continued to come across and that didn't leave me any room so we ended up touching. (more...)
Major League Baseball capsules: Jake Arrieta struggles in debut with Phillies Major League Baseball capsules: Jake Arrieta struggles in debut with Phillies
- April 09, 2018

Mike Trout and Ryan Schimpf homered, and Albert Pujols had an RBI double in the Angels' seventh win in nine games. The Marlins jumped on Jake Arrieta for three runs in the first, with Miguel Rojas tagging his first home run and Braxton Lee driving in two with a bloop hit to left. (more...)
Canada police say 14 dead after hockey bus crash
- April 09, 2018

As details of Friday's accident on a highway in Saskatchewan emerged Saturday, Canadians were moved to tears as they learned of the identities of the deceased on a bus driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game. There was no mention of the truck driver. Expressions of sympathy poured in from around the globe. Trudeau also expressed his condolences on Twitter to the victims of the crash. (more...)
Guardiola: Man City deserve greater title credit after derby defeat Guardiola: Man City deserve greater title credit after derby defeat
- April 09, 2018

The Manchester United manager has been criticised for his tactics and for refusing to let go of his defence-first mentality even at a club like United, where attacking traditions have been the norm. Kompany was one the Emiratis' first purchases, and he was a fitting scorer on what seemed destined to be a historic day. But it was comprehensively led by Pogba. (more...)
Patrick Reed wins 82nd Masters golf championship Patrick Reed wins 82nd Masters golf championship
- April 09, 2018

Jordan Spieth , his partner in USA team competitions (and who is nine shots back, having shot 71 Saturday), said, "Yeah, (making) two eagles is nice". Patrick Reed , the victor of the 2018 Masters , as an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million. "But at the same time, he's trying to go for the career Grand Slam". (more...)
Updates as Lewis Hamilton looks to close down Sebastian Vettel Updates as Lewis Hamilton looks to close down Sebastian Vettel
- April 09, 2018

Frenchman Pierre Gasly was ninth in his own Honda-powered Toro Rosso together with Fernando Alonso , a three-times victor at Bahrain, rounding out the best 10 in his own McLaren. Another big name forced to make his way through the field will be Max Verstappen who crashed out towards the end of the first segment of qualifying after losing control of the rear end of his Red Bull-Tag Heuer (Renault) while trying to be too early on the power at the exit of a turn. (more...)
Johnny Manziel plays some football Johnny Manziel plays some football
- April 09, 2018

Manziel last played a game for the Browns on December 27, 2015, after which he was released and spiraled out of football completely. If things stretch on further than that without an NFL signing, Manziel could turn to the Alliance of American Football and/or the XFL to continue playing football. (more...)

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