Chelsea defeats Man U to advance to FA Cup semi-final

There seemed little to dispute the yellow card shown to Phil Jones for pushing Hazard.But on the touchline, tensions were erupting between Conte and Mourinho. Adding to the theatrics, smoke was pumped across the field. 1.”There won’t be any league trophy in Mourinho’s hands in May, with United sinking to sixth place in his first season in charge. “We were complaining. Mourinho’s achievements here across two spells have also been obscured.“You’re not special anymore,” sang Chelsea fans, between expletive-filled chants directed at the self-styled “Special One” who they branded “Judas.”Mourinho responded with typical bravado, directing three fingers at the fans who once adored him to signal the trio of Premier League titles won with him at the helm.“They can call me what they want,” Mourinho said. Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them I am the No. But both a sliding challenge on Hazard and a two-footed lunge on Kanté went unpunished.And only once did United come close to force extra time. We felt Eden was getting harassed.”But Mourinho was incandescent that Cahill escaped any form of punishment for a foul on Marcus Rashford, who overcame illness to fill the void left by Ibrahimovic’s suspension.The fourth official was struggling to contain the quarrelling managers and Oliver came over to the side to issue a warning.The halftime whistle was well-timed. Conte was furious when Hazard was fouled again by Herrera right in front of referee Michael Oliver, and the trip saw the midfielder banished.“There were a few fouls leading up to that and was maybe slightly silly to go in and make the foul again,” Cahill said. N’Golo Kanté sent Chelsea into an FA Cup semi-final meeting with Tottenham by ending Manchester United’s title defence on Monday, sealing a 1-0 victory after the holder’s Ander Herrera was dismissed on a fiery night at Stamford Bridge.Herrera was booked twice – the first time harshly – for fouling Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, leaving United a man down from the 35th minute while already trying to cope without suspended top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I defend my club. The touchline tempers faded after the break and Kanté found the net.United could have finished the quarterfinal with nine men had the referee judged Antonio Valencia as severely as Herrera. Rashford spun away from David Luiz on halfway, past the back-pedaling Cahill, but he was denied one-on-one by Thibaut Courtois. If Chelsea can get past London rival Tottenham in the semi-final, it will play either Manchester City or Arsenal.But Jose Mourinho is left with only one route to silverware in his first season in charge of United in the Europa League.It was a typically combustible return to Stamford Bridge for Mourinho. From the resulting corner it took De Gea low at full stretch to keep out Cahill’s close-range effort.Hazard was becoming a target for persistent fouling. 11.It was Hazard who was the first to test goalkeeper David De Gea after breaking away from Chris Smalling around the halfway and beating two more United players before his 16th-minute strike. Herrera, though, was harshly penalized for the first time after Hazard ran into him. Kanté broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half after France teammate Paul Pogba failed to close him down before unleashing a shot from 18 metres that beat goalkeeper David De Gea.It was only the second goal for the midfield enforcer since joining Chelsea last year as a Premier League champion from Leicester. “I am a professional. The other also came in the league against United, which hasn’t won at Chelsea in five years.“He’s such a humble guy who works hard,” Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said.Former club Chelsea, the runway Premier League leader, remains on course to complete Antonio Conte’s first year with a double. 1 … Judas is No. Instead it’s heading back to Chelsea, in large part due to the revival of Hazard.The winger was a constant danger against United, barrelling through an ineffective resistance with his fleet-footed runs even when it was 11 vs.

Canada’s Pospisil ousted by Lajovic in third round at Indian Wells

Vasek Pospisil’s run at the BNP Paribas Open came to a disappointing end Monday night.Two days after upsetting world No. 1 Andy Murray in the second round, the Vancouver product fell 7-6 (4), 3-6, 5-7 to Dusan Lajovic in third-round play.The 106th-ranked Serbian benefited from five Pospisil double faults and won 4 of 5 break points. Lajovic had 106 winners to Pospisil’s 96.Pospisil, ranked 129th, fired six aces throughout the match, including three in the second set.The match took two hours, 28 minutes and 17 seconds, nearly 30 minutes longer than it took Pospisil to defeat Murray on Saturday.

Adam Hadwin’s PGA Tour win the result of never giving up

The wedding will go off as planned, but their honeymoon to French Polynesia will be rescheduled so he can play at Augusta.He didn’t want to visit Augusta National Golf Club before he had earned an invitation to play in the Masters, and he has qualified, along with Mike Weir and Mackenzie Hughes, the first time three Canadians have qualified for the year’s first major since 1968. He had success there and built his confidence.From there, he tried and missed at qualifying school for the PGA Tour several times but kept chugging through the heartbreaks. “It didn’t last for us, but being a pro in the golf business, he knew a lot of great people who could help me.”Hadwin was headstrong and was still learning to manage his emotions on the course, but he had great results as a junior at Ledgeview Golf Club, one of the clubs where his dad has taught over the years and is now the director of golf.Hadwin was part of the team that Golf Canada assembled to compete in a tournament against other teenagers at the University of Tennessee.His strong play there earned him a scholarship offer from the University of Louisville.He left home at 17 to join the best freshman class that year in U.S. I have no idea what will come over me,” Hadwin said. One day, he just lost his passion for it.“One night, he came to me after the game when he was 13, took off his uniform and said, ‘I’m done with baseball. He made headlines across the golf world in January by shooting a jaw-dropping 13-under-par 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament at La Quinta Country Club in California, becoming just the eighth golfer – and first Canadian – to shoot a round below 60 on the PGA Tour.“He took a lot of confidence from that because – I mean, more people have walked on the moon than have shot 59 on the PGA Tour,” said Ralph Bauer, his swing coach. The rest is history.”Hadwin was a social kid, but he wanted to try an individual sport, one where he alone would dictate whether he won or lost.“I loved baseball, but I couldn’t handle it personally if I fielded all my ground balls perfectly and hit really well and we still lost,” he said Monday by phone from Florida. This year, he’s seeing the best days of his life – golfing well, happy and in love.He and fiancée, Jessica Dawn, embraced in celebration on the 18th green Sunday, two weeks before they get married. He tallied enough wins on the Canadian tour and the Tour to stay motivated, finally earning that coveted PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season with a top result on the Tour Finals money list.He missed the cut in his first event of 2017, spent a few days working his game with his swing coach – and has been sensational since. “He’s been a good ball striker his whole life, but right now he’s putting all the pieces together at the same time.”He came to the Valspar Championship with memories of his previous attempt there – when he got so angry after a bad shot that he threw his 7-iron into a tree and eventually missed the cut. golfers to develop their tournament skills in a pro setting without the added costs of travelling. Hadwin sits fourth in the FedEx Cup standings and seventh on the tour money list, with more than $2.2-million (U.S.) in earnings.“I don’t know if I’m going to get there and look out over the first tee and cry or bend down and kiss the ground. Hadwin grew up in Abbotsford, B.C., constantly playing outside with his brother, Kyle, and the neighbourhood kids – road hockey, baseball, kick the can, anything. But it took some time and patience for that boy to fall in love with the game and become the 29-year-old golfer who is having a whirlwind 2017 so far on the PGA Tour. It was a thing of beauty.Young Adam had a natural draw with his first club, a sawed-off Lynx 3-wood. But in golf, if I lost, that was on me. The kid from B.C. Baseball was his first love.He was small but talented and ultracompetitive. He would respond to all his dad’s advice with “Yeah, but …”“We were at one another’s throats because we have similar personalities, and I couldn’t take any advice from my dad – you know teenagers,” Hadwin said with a laugh. Dad was a golf pro, so one could imagine a straightforward journey from promising tyke to the bearded pro who had Canadians – including the Prime Minister – cheering on Sunday as he pumped his fist in victory on the 18th green at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. “I had a tough time accepting that as a kid. A day after Adam Hadwin became the latest Canadian golf hero on the PGA Tour and earned an invitation to play in the Masters, his father, Gerry, reminisced about the way his boy used to swing a club as a three-year-old. He played his way up to Bantam AA baseball with solid hitting and fielding while his dad coached. I want to have an incredible week and contend for a Masters title.” Sure, he would amuse himself by swinging a golf club in a corner of the range while his dad gave lessons, but he didn’t care much for golf. Taking the full responsibility for all the good and all the bad is what I loved about golf.”Hadwin and his father had a very brief run as student and golf coach, but the teen was too strong-willed for it to work at the time. loved life in Louisville, from college basketball and football games to the Kentucky Derby.He turned pro after graduation in 2009, but took an interesting route at first. I want to play golf,’” his father said in a phone interview this week from B.C. His low-Canadian result at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open turned some heads. He went back to his home province and joined the relatively new Vancouver Golf Tour, a way for B.C. “So he started going to the range every night after supper – like, five or six days a week. college golf. “But I know it will be an incredible challenge to treat it just like any other event.

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware announces his retirement from NFL

And it can just be the little subtle stuff like he comes in and watches film on his phone, it’s the little stuff that you observe, that you take,” Miller said.“Like, I don’t have to come in every day and make an announcement. I told him that’s probably the best thing to do at this point in time and we’ll stay in touch and see where he is.”After he announced his retirement, the Broncos tweeted, “See you in Canton.”“DeMarcus, you are the epitome of what an NFL player should be,” Elway tweeted. I can just come in and do my work and say what needs to be said and get things done. I thank the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos for opportunities to experience what greatness feels like.”Ware retires with 138 1/2 sacks, eighth on the career list.The Cowboys’ all-time sacks leader with 117, Ware joined the Broncos as part of Elway’s defensive makeover in 2014 along with safety T.J. “HOF on and off the field.” If you look at 2011, 2012 and 2013 and then you look at the years that DeMarcus Ware was here – 2014, 2015, 2016 – and on the field it may not be a big change, but the person that I am and the stuff that I’ve been exposed to sure was.“You always want to be a leader. He was one of the most dominant NFL players at his position in his era, and he was one of the most dynamic players in the history of the Dallas Cowboys.“We wish nothing but the best for DeMarcus and his family, and we appreciate and respect his contributions to the NFL and to our team.”In his Twitter post, Ware thanked “all the people in my life who had a hand in moulding me into a great player and the God fearing man I am today. He missed five games in 2015 with a back injury that first flared up in Dallas, and six games last season with a broken forearm and more back troubles.Ware received an outpouring of support from players and coaches alike after announcing his retirement.“D-Ware, a true football legend,” Rams defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips wrote. I think I just had to calm down and what calmed me down was really just seeing how it was really supposed to be,” Miller said. “I was full speed before, 100 per cent. “Congrats on your Hall of Fame career & thank you for becoming a Bronco!”Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said: “DeMarcus was everything we could have ever wanted in a player, a person and a representative of the Cowboys organization. Ward and cornerback Aqib Talib.Von Miller credited Ware with helping him become a superstar and Super Bowl MVP.Late last season, Miller told The Associated Press: “The type of impact that he had on my life, you could just look at my career those years that he was here. DeMarcus Ware won’t be returning to either the Dallas Cowboys or the Denver Broncos as expected.The 12-year NFL veteran is instead retiring from the NFL.Ware announced his decision Monday on Twitter.Next to a split image of the Cowboys and Broncos, Ware wrote, “After a lot of thought and prayer, I’ve decided to accept the unknown and retire from my NFL career. But just not all the time, you get to see there’s a time and a place for everything, and in DeMarcus I got to see a great example of that.”Ware totalled 81 tackles and 21 1/2 sacks in Denver and had a terrific playoff performance two seasons ago with a dozen quarterback hits during the Broncos’ run to their Super Bowl 50 title.Injuries took their toll, however. You think you know what it takes and you think you have great ideas, but until you’re like three feet away from it and you see like nah, he really doesn’t do that or he does this instead of that. However, long-term health of quality of life outweigh the spark and passion to play that I once had.”

Ware’s decision is a shocker.Just two months ago, he scoffed at those suggesting he might have played his last NFL game after he missed the Broncos’ season finale to undergo lower back surgery.Hours before Ware announced his retirement, Broncos general manager John Elway said, “He’s going to test the market to see what’s out there. Tempting opportunities still present themselves for me to play and I feel better than I have in years. DeMarcus, he’s like that, too, though.

DeRozan scores 25, Raptors get bounce back win over Dallas

So just those intangibles.”The Mavericks emerged from an up-tempo opening quarter with a 26-25 lead after connecting on 52.6 per cent (10 for 19) of their shots.The back-and-forth nature of the game continued into the second, when Patterson, off a nice feed from Fred VanVleet, sank a wide-open three from the corner that moved Toronto in front 35-30.But the Mavericks responded with a 9-0 run after that to go ahead 39-35, before Toronto fought back to claim a 50-46 lead by the half.Then the Raptors came out strong in the third quarter and put the Mavericks back on their heels.DeRozan canned a three-pointer after taking a pass from the paint by Valanciunas, lifting Toronto into its biggest lead of the night to that point at 58-51.Powell added another strike from long distance before DeRozan stepped smartly into the paint and finished with a stylish dunk that vaulted Toronto’s lead to 65-54.The Raptors would settle for a 79-66 lead heading into the final frame. So time is running out if they hope to finish in the top three in the Eastern Conference and avoid a possible second-round playoff against the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers. They looked especially out of sorts in their loss to Miami on Saturday.“Just his presence,” Casey said before the game when asked what the Raptors miss most about Lowry. That increased Toronto’s lead to 84-66 and sounded the death knell on the Mavericks’ night.After going two-for-15 from beyond the three-point arch in an ugly 104-89 loss to Miami on Saturday, the Raptors responded with better marksmanship Monday, knocking down nine of their 25 three-point attempts.DeMar DeRozan was once again Toronto’s offensive leader, with 25 points off 10-of-17 shooting. Minus the injured Kyle Lowry, the Toronto Raptors have sputtered. They’re a high-level team, and we’re on the road, so this is going to be a different type of challenge.”The Raptors came into the game having lost two in a row. Three-point shot – he’s going to make it. “You need someone to make something happen. Norman Powell got the start at forward and chipped in with 19 points, while Jonas Valanciunas counted his fourth straight double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds) – a career best.Harrison Barnes would lead Dallas with 18 points, while Nowitzki finished with 17.It is a busy week for the Raptors, who will next entertain the Oklahoma City Thunder at home Thursday, the first of a back-to-back that will take them into Detroit to play the Pistons on Friday. Toronto has gone 6-4 without him in the lineup.The Raptors are optimistic that Lowry will be ready to play by the time the playoffs roll around, but the game plan right now is to just stay afloat.Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said the Raptors remain a formidable outfit, especially with the trade-deadline addition of Serge Ibaka.“With Lowry out, that changes it a little bit,” Carlisle said before the game. He does it.“Loose balls – he’s going to come out with it. Not even the presence of Dirk Nowitzki, who recently became just the sixth player in NBA history to surpass the 30,000-point plateau in scoring, could help the Mavericks.With a solid, all-encompassing attack that featured five players scoring in double figures, the Raptors put this one to bed during an impressive third quarter, outscoring the reeling Mavericks 29-20 to secure a 79-66 lead.“Dallas wants to run a more deliberate, slow-down game, and we didn’t allow them to do it,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “But [Cory] Joseph’s a hell of a player, and Delon Wright’s playing well. Their defence has been leaky, and their offensive attack – especially from long range, without their top three-point shooter – has withered.Nothing a little dose of the Dallas Mavericks couldn’t help fix.For the most part, the Raptors (39-28) looked sharp at both ends of the court Monday night, and the result was a satisfying 100-78 victory over the sluggish Mavericks (28-38) at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto started Monday in fourth place overall, 3 1/2 games back of Boston.The team is still trying to regain its stride since the loss of Lowry, its all-star point guard, who has now missed 10 games as he recovers from surgery to his wrist. The Raptors will then return to Toronto to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.The Raptors now have just 15 games remaining in the regular season. “We had to impose our will on them.”With Toronto up 13 heading into the fourth quarter, the play turned somewhat ragged, with even Nowitzki’s magic touch turning to stone.The 38-year-old missed a gimme layup, and the Raptors rushed the ball back down the court, where Patrick Patterson drilled his third three of the night.

Neal’s power-play goal in OT lifts Predators over Jets

… Neal’s goal was his 20th of the season. Johansen’s pass was behind Forsberg, but the Swede was able to corral it and beat Hellebuyck with a wrist shot to the stick side.The Jets regained the lead when Laine scored his 33rd of the season at 3:38 of the second and Armia followed at 8:39.Johansen tied it 4-all at 4:23 of the third.From the high slot, Forsberg found Johansen on the right side, where he was able to lift a shot from a tough angle over Hellebuyck, and the puck just crossed the goal line.NOTES: With a goal and an assist, Johansen has 18 points in 13 career games against the Jets. 22-24.Just 12 seconds before Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien was whistled for hooking at 1:37 to set up Nashville’s game-winner, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne denied Finnish countryman Patrik Laine on a breakaway from just outside the crease after Laine stickhandled through all three Predators skaters on the ice.Rinne finished with 30 saves.Austin Watson, Mike Fisher, Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen also scored for Nashville in its second consecutive win.Blake Wheeler, Byfuglien, Laine and Joel Armia scored for Winnipeg, which has lost four straight. … He has scored in consecutive games for the first time since Jan. Hellebuyck made 37 saves.Wheeler scored the game’s first goal at 3:40 of the opening period.On a Jets power play, Mark Scheifele had the puck above the left circle and found Wheeler at the centre of the blue line, where he beat Rinne with a slap shot through traffic.Byfuglien made it 2-0 at 12:11.Nikolaj Ehlers carried the puck around the Nashville net and found Byfuglien just outside the crease on the right side for a one-timer Watson scored 23 seconds later.Anthony Bitetto started the puck up ice and found Watson in the neutral zone. James Neal scored at 2:11 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the slumping Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.With the Predators on a power play, Neal made a head fake at the right faceoff dot and drifted toward the low slot before firing a wrist shot by Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck to the far side. The Jets have allowed at least one power-play goal in each of their last three games.UP NEXTJets: At the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.Predators: At the Washington Capitals on Thursday. Nashville D Roman Josi has four assists in his last three games. He carried the puck into the Winnipeg zone before a toe-drag move at the right faceoff dot set up his wrist shot high to the stick side of Hellebuyck.Fisher tied it at 2 with 10.6 seconds remaining in the first on a backhand from the low slot off a nice pass from Craig Smith.Forsberg made it 3-2 only 19 seconds into the second.Johansen carried the puck into the Winnipeg zone on the right side on a 2-on-1 with Forsberg.

Flames tie franchise record with 10th straight win

“It’s pretty amazing the three shooters he stopped.”Pittsburgh had a great chance to win it in overtime but could not score on a power play.“It’s been a great ride,” said Flames captain Mark Giordano. 900. 3, 1978.“It’s really cool to be a part of those things,” said Versteeg, who was born seven years after that streak.Calgary’s first shooter, Versteeg moved in slowly and made a nifty deke before zipping a shot upstairs on Marc-Andre Fleury. Versteeg also scored the only goal of the shootout when the Flames beat Pittsburgh 3-2 on Feb. Flames D Michael Stone (upper body) missed his second game. The Penguins move into a tie in points with the Washington Capitals atop the Metropolitan division, but the Capitals have the tie-breaker.“Big point for us,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “It felt like bounces were starting to go their way but we found a way to hang on. They are even in points with Anaheim but have more regulation/overtime wins.“A great hockey game,” said Calgary coach Glen Gulutzan. 14 to Nov. He’s 21-13-3 on the season.Fleury had 27 stops to fall to 17-8-6.Already without injured defencemen Trevor Daley, Kris Letang and Olli Maatta, the Penguins lost Mark Streit to a lower body injury. It was a competitive game. The Atlanta Flames had won 10 games in a row Oct. 7.“When you’re coming down on goalies that are world class like Fleury, you just try to do a move,” said Versteeg. The Calgary Flames tied a franchise record on Monday night that was set long before any of its current players were born.Kris Versteeg had two assists and scored the shootout winner as the Flames won a 4-3 thriller over the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to extend their winning streak to 10 games. It was a fairly even game. “You saw him raise his level and I was very impressed.”Elliott, who had 32 saves, improved to 13-1-1 in his last 15 starts. It could have went either way.”Crosby tied it at 16:29 of the third, deflecting Sheary’s rising shot out of mid-air as Elliott tried to catch it.“Good hockey game — what we expected,” said Crosby. There was no update on his condition… A huge kill by the guys in OT.”Johnny Gaudreau, Deryk Engelland and Dennis Wideman scored in regulation for Calgary (39-26-4). But he did skate on his own prior to Calgary’s morning skate. The severity was not known.Notes: Crosby picked up his 639th assist, moving him to within one of Jaromir Jagr for second on the Penguins all-time list. “You have a couple picked out and you hope it works.”Brian Elliott stopped Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel to clinch it.“That’s a $40 million payroll for three shots,” Versteeg said. Mario Lemieux (1,033) is No. The Flames moved back into second in the Pacific Division. “They’re a hard team to play against. Hainsey played in career game No. “Our power play let us down a bit with the opportunity in overtime and then probably a couple we could have added to our lead.”Calgary went ahead 3-2 on Gaudreau’s brilliant individual effort 5:22 into the third.Darting into the Penguins zone, he side stepped defenceman Ron Hainsey, swung wide to elude a diving poke check then went around the net and neatly tucked the puck inside the near post before Fleury could slide across.Gaudreau has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his last 10 games.“You could tell, right from the get-go tonight, with a couple other elite guys in the building, that Johnny had some pop and was dangerous and that was a big goal for our team,” Gulutzan said. “Hard on coach’s life expectancy a little bit, but two really good teams battling it out.”Malkin, Crosby and Conor Sheary replied for Pittsburgh (43-17-8), whose five-game win streak was snapped. 1…

Muirfield votes to admit women, gets back in British Open rotation

Women are allowed to play there, but an initial ballot to allow women members failed in May last year when only 64 percent voted in favor.That result drew criticism from several top golfers, including four-times major winner Rory McIlroy.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who had called the initial ballot “simply indefensible,” took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her approval.“Well done, Muirfield – decision to admit women members emphatic & the right one. “We look forward to welcoming women as members who will enjoy, and benefit from, the great traditions and friendly spirit of this remarkable club,” he said.The R&A, the body that organizes The Open, declared Muirfield back on its list of eligible courses, having said last year it would not stage the tournament at a venue that did not admit female members.Muirfield has had a male-only membership policy since the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which controls the course, was founded in 1744. Muirfield golf club voted on Tuesday to admit women members, scrapping the all-male policy that led to the historic Scottish links course being stripped of its eligibility to host Britain’s Open championship.Club captain Henry Fairweather announced that the necessary two-thirds majority had been reached, with 80.2 percent of members voting in favor of change. We believe this should be reflected not only in top level international tournaments but also at club level,” it added. We very much look forward to taking the Championship back there in future,” he said in a statement.Muirfield has hosted the Open 16 times, most recently in 2013 when it was won by American Phil Mickelson.The Royal St George’s club in Kent was recently awarded hosting rights for the 2020 Open after it too voted to allow women members in 2015.Britain’s Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said on Twitter that Muirfield’s decision “was a long time coming but endorses @RandA position that women contribute positively to golf.”The Ladies European Tour (LET) said the vote would “begin to restore the reputation of the club.”“Sports reflect the values of the society in which we live and today men and women have equal rights. Look forward to seeing you host the Open again in future,” she said.Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, agreed.“Muirfield has a long and important history of hosting The Open and with today’s announcement that will continue…

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price likely to start season on disabled list

I will tell you, this is going to be dependent upon how David goes through the morning rehab, and the exercises that he goes through, what he feels he’s capable of that day within reason.“So we’re at a 60-foot phase right now. “And everyone’s going to want to know what’s the next step, what’s the next phase. But we don’t have (a plan in which) there needs to be X number of sessions at 60 feet then we’re going to progress. Price started throwing on Saturday, making 25 tosses into a net, and has thrown each day since.“Played catch again today as he’s been the last three days,” Farrell said. James Andrews and Neal ElAttrache said Price would not need surgery or an injection but should take anti-inflammatory medication and rest his arm. “We really won’t have any kind of idea until he gets on the mound the first time and right now, I don’t know when that’s going to be.”

Boston had hoped for a formidable rotation headed by Price, Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and Chris Sale, acquired in December from the Chicago White Sox.Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, was 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA last year. 28.Drs. And a lot of what’s driving this on daily throwing schedule is how David feels.” Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of his sore pitching elbow.Starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has not yet appeared in an exhibition game.“I think at this point, yeah, it would be hard to see him ready to go at the start of the season,” manager John Farrell said before Tuesday’s game against Toronto. It was at the doctors’ recommendation, do not put him on a structured throwing program, because it may be either too quick or too slow depending on how he feels. He felt discomfort in his left elbow following a two-inning simulated game on Feb.

Witness says Bertrand Charest would stop coaching her if she refused his sexual advances

“When I said yes, he did.”She described herself as a teenager with Olympic aspirations and said being ignored by a coach during her formative years was potentially devastating.The witness stood in front of the judge with her view of Charest masked by a white curtain so she wouldn’t have to see him.Charest, 51, is on trial on 57 charges, including sexual assault and breach of trust, in relation to 12 alleged victims between the ages of 12 and 19.Tuesday’s witness said Charest began abusing her when she was 12.During a training camp in 1993, Charest slipped his hand between her thighs when she was walking up the stairs, she said, while she testified he also touched her buttocks during a group basketball game when no one was looking.She said Charest was her first sexual experience and that they never used condoms.The advances continued throughout 1996 and into 1997, she said, adding Charest invited her over to his house several times during that period for sex.In Austria in early 1997, Charest brought her to the bathroom of a hotel, locked the door and had sex with her while she was sitting on a sink, she testified.She said they had sex several times in that same bathroom during the trip.The witness said it was only in the summer of 1997 she finally had the courage to tell him to stop.She was alone with him at the Toronto airport and they had missed a connecting flight to New Zealand, she said.“He rented a single room with one bed,” she testified.She said that when he tried to be intimate with her, she left the room and spent part of the night sleeping in the bathtub.“In Toronto, when you said no, was that the last time?” Crown attorney Nathalie Tremblay asked.“Yes,” she responded. She testified she was 15 when they had sex for the first time, in his bedroom in France during a 1996 European ski trip.“When I said no (to sex), he stopped coaching me,” she told the court. A witness at Bertrand Charest’s sex assault trial said Tuesday he would refuse to coach her if she rejected his sexual advances when she was his ski student in the 1990s.“I would have liked to have had the courage to push him away but I wasn’t able to,” said the woman, who is the 10th alleged victim to take the stand since the trial began March 2. “I was free.”Her cross-examination continues Tuesday afternoon.While Charest worked with Alpine Canada’s women’s development team between 1996 and 1998, some of the charges involving Tuesday’s witness and other alleged victims are related to alleged incidents that preceded his spell with the national organization.