NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

Almirola will be replaced by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Regan Smith during Saturday's Monster Energy Open at Charlotte, though RPM hasn't yet announced a long-term substitute. Almirola expects his recovery to take eight to 12 weeks. "If I sit for too long, I've got to stand up". In the meantime, I'm going to focus on getting my body back to 100 percent.

Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West

He has notched one in each game and has broken the franchise record for most consecutive playoff games with a goal. "But I think we just learn from that and I think now that we have a sense of calmness and we have the ability to always regroup, whether we're up or down...." Ready for playoff hockey? "Obviously, it didn't go the way we wanted, but at the same time , we can take some positives out of this".

Sharapova gets wildcard for Wimbledon warm-up

That prompted speculation that Sharapova may be handed a wildcard into the year's third major, but she revealed on her website that she will be entering the qualification tournament instead. Her ranking, at No. 211 before she went two rounds at the Italian Open this week, was not good enough to make the French Open qualifying draw but good enough for Wimbledon qualifying.

Batter up! Facebook will stream 20 Major League Baseball games this season

The Friday-night freebies will be available around the world and apparently blackout restrictions will not apply. Reuters reported in February that Facebook and Major League Baseball were in talks to stream one game per week as part of an aggressive push to become a destination for live sports.

Orioles blow early lead to drop series finale in Detroit, 6-5

Martinez drove a 3-1 delivery over the right-center wall to give Detroit an 8-7 lead. The worst case scenario for Tigers fans is if the team continues this up and down roller coaster they are on and they begin to fall out of playoff contention in July, then you can bet that the J.D.

Jason McCourty Signs With Browns; Patriots Reportedly Showed Interest

He was originally selected by the Titans in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and amassed 517 tackles, 13 interceptions, 91 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and one sack. "I know how insane he is", McCourty said. In talking with Sashi ( Brown ) and coach Hue Jackson, it was obvious. The energy flowed through the entire building with everybody I talked to all the way to the players.

IPL Play-offs need to have an extra day: Shah Rukh Khan

Knight Riders had earlier produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven before a break in play caused due to rainfall at the M. It's been quite a disappointing wicket all season. "Unfortunately, it was the rain, which you can not complain about, and you need to move on because they played better".

Pundit sends warning to Jurgen Klopp about Liverpool summer signings

The FC guys weigh in on Joe Hart's future as the England international's loan spell at Torino nears its end. The Brazilian grabbed two goals and assisted Daniel Sturridge's goal with an absolutely sublime through ball that left West Ham's back line completely on their heels.

Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke City victory

Nevertheless, Arsenal should have enough quality and depth to secure another win against already-relegated Sunderland as they hope to continue to pile the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City heading into the final day of the season at the weekend.

Man United's Shaw set for another spell on sidelines

Manchester United manager José Mourinho says he may play the club's under-23 stars against Crystal Palace if they reach the Europa League final on May 24. In comparison, Swansea have played 19 games fewer - exactly half an entire league season. The first team players have been notified that they can not post any picture from training, from the preceding 48 hours of the game.

That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner

It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover. It was a professional display from there on in from Arsenal, who recorded a first league win at Southampton since their unbeaten title-winning season of 2003/04.

Budweiser toasts Derek Jeter with #ThisBudsFor2

Jeter also played under Mattingly when Mattingly was a Yankees coach from 2004-07. Jeter will be the 38 Yankee to be honored with a plaque and the 22 Yankee to have his number retired. A 14-time All-Star, the Yankees said Jeter is sixth in baseball history with 3,465 career hits and he tops the Yankees' all-time list in hits, games played (2,747), doubles (544), stolen bases (358), at-bats (11,195), singles (2,595) and hit-by-pitches (170).

Defending Champ Halep, France's Mladenovic to Contest WTA Madrid Championship

Despite visibly struggling with a back injury, Mladenovic bravely fought back from a set down to push Halep over the distance but eventually she ran out of steam. Later in the set, with Halep leading 6-5, Mladenovic was able to hold serve to send it into a tiebreak, and then won in five points to force a third set.

Women's tennis team leads MSU teams in April

April is used to track the academic progress and the retention of student-athletes at a particular institution. April is a measurement of retention of student-athletes from year to year and academic progress toward graduation. "Academics are at the forefront of the priorities within our football team, and we are excited with the results in the classroom from the spring semester", Jones said shortly after he was hired.

Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

We're looking forward to it. "It is a really good moment for Chelsea , being close to the target, but we must not forget we need three points. They are eighth in the league and have had a very good year". Now he's deserving this". They are now in a position to secure the trophy, their second in the last three seasons, with just two points in the next three games.

Chelsea hope to seal title at West Brom on Friday

It's great. Now we need to do another step. Cahill, 31, insisted that there was no complacency: "It's going to be a tough game at West Brom, it always is. Conte made a point of saluting Boro's travelling fans after the game. "It's great for me, great for the players and for the club". 'I think it's right.

Rockets vs. Spurs RECAP, score, stats, Game 5

For sure, it's going to be a tough battle over there", said Ginobili, who had 12 points and the game-saving block on James Harden . Expect to see plenty of Ryan Anderson at the 5 and expect the Spurs to punish Houston inside. Green later tweeted something seemingly meant as a response to Thomas, whose Celtics are tied with the Wizards 2-2 with Game 5 of their East semifinal set for Wednesday: "Just get through that series bro ...

Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return

Patrick Eaves was scratched Wednesday due to a lower-body injury suffered in Game 3, so Corey Perry was reunited with Getzlaf on Anaheim's top line with Rakell. If they can't win now, I'm not sure their time will ever come. "But we've got [Malkin], we've got Phil [Kessel], whoever else steps up on that unit".

Wizards use monster third quarter to even series

John Wall finished with 27 points after missing his first nine shots and 12 assists for the Wizards , who evened the best-of-seven series 2-2 after Boston won the first two games at home. All of this as Gerald Green was heard proclaiming, "We are going to beat their ass in Game 4 ", after the Game 3 embarrassment last Thursday. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby returns to practice after concussion

Crosby was on ice for the team's practice full-contact practice, wearing a regular jersey and skating with wingers Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist . While Crosby appreciates the concern about his condition given his concussion history, he stressed he's not rushing back. Crosby, widely recognized as the best hockey player in the world, will provide a big lift as soon as he's back in the lineup.