WWE Raw

WWE Raw 2019 Live : WWE announced an attendance of 82,265 as WrestleMania became the highest-grossing entertainment event in MetLife Stadium history with an announced $16.9 million in gross revenue.Lesnar started the match in dominating fashion as he pummelled the challenger relentlessly before the bell had even rung.

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 8, 2019) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, featuring the fallout show from the WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in New Jersey.

Advertised for tonight: It’s the Raw after WrestleMania, so we’re in store for plenty of surprises, and fun with the live crowd!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.We covered WrestleMania 35 from start to finish. Read the live recap below.

Becky Lynch wins Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championships in confusing finish

That Lynch would be standing tall at the end of WrestleMania had seemed preordained for months. It seemed guaranteed when WWE announced that the triple threat pitting her against Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey would close the show, marking the first time a women’s match would main event WrestleMania.Becky Lynch prevailed over Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, following a surprise roll-up crucifix pin on Rousey, in a satisfying main event on an eternal WrestleMania card that tested the will power of an international pool of spectators.

A tired MetLife Stadium endured the weather and a marathon WWE card that boasted a match count that tied for the most in WWE history.

KofiMania ran wild as Kofi Kingston’s WWE Championship victory instantly became one of the most emotional moments WrestleMania history. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins is your new WWE Universal champion while Kurt Angle came up short in his farewell match.

WWE announced an attendance of 82,265 as WrestleMania became the highest-grossing entertainment event in MetLife Stadium history with an announced $16.9 million in gross revenue.Lesnar started the match in dominating fashion as he pummelled the challenger relentlessly before the bell had even rung.

However, when the match officially got underway and Rollins had sustained a string of suplexes the challenger was able to gain the upper hand after low-blowing Lesnar.

The referee was out of the ring, meaning the illegal shot was not seen and Rollins took advantage with a hat-trick of curb-stomps to secure the shock defeat.

Most surprising was the time in which Lesnar was defeated, dropping his belt after just two-minutes and thirty seconds of action.

Fans on Twitter suggested Lesnar’s quick loss all but confirms his UFC return – with heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier set to fight “The Beast” in August.Welcome to Bleacher Report’s live coverage of WWE WrestleMania 35. Everything WWE has done for the past few months has led to this night. The main events will include Brock Lesnar defending the universal title against Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston challenging Daniel Bryan for the WWE title and both women’s titles will be on the line when Ronda Rousey, Charlotte and Becky Lynch go to war. Make sure to keep it locked right here for live updates of all the action.WrestleMania goes off the air with Becky holding up both of her new belts triumphantly. Make sure to join Bleacher Report again tomorrow for live coverage of WWE Raw. WrestleMania is known for its pomp. In that regard, it’d be hard to outdo Flair’s entrance for the main event triple threat match.

Flair, who recently won the Smackdown Women’s Championship, arrived to MetLife Stadium in a helicopter. Escorted out of the chopper, she then spread her arms as a pair of handlers outfitted her in a robe.

Balor channels his alter-ego for big events, and WrestleMania is exactly that. With his face and body painted, Balor crawled to the ring and proceeded to overpower the 6-foot-3-, 273-pound Lashley with a powerbob. Balor claimed the victory and the title with a coup de gras from the top rope.Alas, WWE’s writing staff stuck with its instincts. And in Angle’s final match, the 50-year-old brought it. Borrowing from the past, Angle climbed to the top room and performed a moonsault, but Corbin sneaked out of the way and hit Angle with his End of Days finisher for the pin.

France vs Denmark

France vs Denmark Live : France and Denmark played out a 0-0 draw at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday to round out Group C play, giving each a beneficial point. With the point, France wins Group C with seven points, while the point for the Danes clinched a spot in the next round as the runner-up of the group.

For 37 games, the one certainty at this World Cup had been goals. Every game had produced at least one: a powerful header, a slick backheel, a well-shaped free kick. Mexican goals and Brazilian goals and lots and lots of Russian, Belgian and English goals.

Every team had scored at least one, save Costa Rica and Peru. And then the Peruvians put two past Australia to join the club on their way out the door on Tuesday, leaving only Costa Rica with 90 minutes left to break the seal.

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But through it all, the tournament had not produced a single scoreless tie — until Tuesday, when France and Denmark slogged through 90 torpid minutes at the Luzhniki Stadium here, and the streak — the longest without a 0-0 tie to start a World Cup in its history — was over.

Not that the French, who had already clinched a spot in the round of 16, or the Danes for that matter, will complain. Their 0-0 draw, combined with Peru’s 2-0 win over Australia, sent France through to the knockout round as the group winner, with Denmark as the runner-up.“What we wanted tonight was to get in the round of 16 and get to the top of the group, and this is what we managed,” said France’s pint-size midfield destroyer N’Golo Kanté, whose selection as man of the (drowsy) match was perhaps the best symbol of how the 90 minutes had gone.

France will now play the Group D runner-up — Argentina — on Saturday in Kazan. Denmark, meanwhile, gets an extra day of rest, a shorter trip and then a game against unbeaten Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. Afterward, Denmark seemed content with the way it advanced.

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“We just needed one point, right?” Denmark Coach Age Hareide said. “We were up against one of the best teams in the world at counterattacks, and we would have been stupid to open up spaces. So we played back whenever we could.”

A first half of rare chances gave way to a second half with almost none. By the hour mark, the crowd of 78,000 plus had turned on both teams, whistling loudly when first France, and then Denmark, shuffled the ball around midfield, showing little intent. When Antoine Griezmann, France’s best scoring threat, went off in the 68th minute, the crowd greeted his departure with more jeers.

The match had promised much better: France had been annoyed by some pre-World Cup digs by Hareide, who had dismissed its players as “nothing special” and “unable to play as a team” in an interview comparing this France team to the country’s 1998 World Cup champions. He had even taken a shot at France’s star midfielder Paul Pogba, joking that he spent far more time on his hairstyles than he should.“It is not nice for him to say that,” France’s coach, Didier Deschamps, had said a day before the game, adding: “My players know and remember what he said.”

And in addition to that motivation, the French had seemed to find their footing with two wins in its first two games, Meanwhile, Denmark could have won the group outright with a victory. It even came out on Tuesday with more fire, as Martin Braithwaite twice sliced through into the penalty area on the right in the match’s opening minutes.

But without Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and Kylian Mbappé to press the French attack — they were held out of the lineup by Deschamps for rest or, at least in Pogba’s case, to avoid a yellow-card suspension in the next round — and with Peru taking out the Australians early in Sochi, the game in Moscow quickly descended into what appeared to be a willing stalemate, the kind of match remembered for the play of Kanté, not goal-creators like Griezmann and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen.

“It’s not been a very exciting match at the end, because the Danish team was O.K. with having a draw because they would qualify,” Deschamps said afterward in acknowledging the obvious. “One point for the draw was good enough for them, and we didn’t have to take risks to do better because this result was good for everyone.”

And so the teams danced instead. And when Denmark ran up the white flag for real, passing between its center backs for a full 30 seconds in the 85th minute, the boos and whistles were louder than the anticipatory cheers for the anthems two hours earlier. But sometimes fans don’t get what they want.

On Tuesday, only France and Denmark did.

Chelsea vs West Ham

Chelsea vs West Ham Live : Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 12 home league meetings with West Ham (W8 D4) since a 2-3 loss in September 2002. A Chelsea win is 1.33.West Ham are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games against Chelsea (W1 D2), last having a longer unbeaten run against the Blues between March 1998 and March 2000 (5 games). The draw is 6.00.

Maurizio Sarri has said he would take a pay cut if it meant the Premier League helping English teams in Europe through more sympathetic fixture scheduling.

Sarri has questioned the Premier League’s “very strange” decision to schedule Chelsea’s West Ham clash for Monday night, just three days before the Blues’ Europa League trip to Slavia Prague.

Chelsea face a pivotal week in hosting West Ham on Monday night before heading to Prague on Thursday – then making the testing league trip to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.

And Sarri thinks Premier League bosses ought to do more to help their teams’ European endeavours.

Asked if he would take a pay cut for a more favourable fixture list, Sarri said: “Yes of course, because the salary is not so important for me.It is important to have fun, for me. To work without working, because for me, it’s not work.

“I am not able to understand the decision of the Premier League because we have to go to Prague as an English team.

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“So I’m not able to understand why we have to play on Monday. It’s very strange. I think they could have done more for the English teams in Europe.

“In Serie A teams play on Friday. Teams involved in the Europa League away from home, they can ask to play their next Serie A match on Monday.

“But this is the situation and we need only to adapt to this situation.”

Sarri conceded however there is little chance of the scheduling situation changing in future, as he praised the Premier League’s prowess at generating television rights revenue.

While the former Napoli manager would happily cut his own salary to boost his side’s chances in Europe, Sarri conceded he would not want any reduction in revenues to hit English clubs’ transfer spending power.

When asked if an easier fixture run would be worth a reduction in funds available for transfers, Sarri continued: “For the players, no, because the Premier League is the best championship in the world.

“So we need to have very strong players.

“The Premier League was able to sell in the best way possible (the television rights), so in England we are lucky.

“We can buy the best players in the world, we have the best championship in the world, and so we have to accept we have to play every three days.”Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side know exactly what they need to do to get back on the horse on Monday night when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It won’t be easy though as the Blues have lost just one game at home all season and West Ham’s away record in 2019 is nothing short of abysmal, with just one point picked up on the road since December 27.

The visitors will be boosted by the return of Felipe Anderson, who missed the 2-0 defeat to Everton with a minor ankle complaint. Ryan Fredericks and Samir Nasri are also in contention for the squad after overcoming injury.

Pellegrini spring a surprise against the Toffees as both Pedro Obiang and Lucas Perez started the game – neither of them finished it – in a dire defeat that saw the home side lose ground in the race to finish seventh in the table.Long-term injury victims Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko and Winston Reid will all miss the game.

Here is how we think the Hammers could lineup on Monday night.What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
This London derby will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage underway from 7pm.

Sky Sports subscribers can live stream all the action via their computer, mobile and tablet.

Alternatively, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

What is the team news?
Chelsea will be without Marcos Alonso, Danny Drinkwater and Ethan Ampadu for the clash.

Gary Cahill remains a doubt despite returning to training – while Marco Van Ginkel and Jamal Blackman are out for the season.

Meanwhile, West Ham have a lengthy injury list, with Samir Nasri, Ryan Fredericks, Andy Carroll and Andriy Yarmolenko all sidelined.

Carlos Sanchez is out for the season – but Jack Wilshre, Felipe Anderson and Winston Reid are back in training.

Brazil vs Scotland

Brazil vs Scotland Live : Scotland national football team record against Brazil including all match details. Statistics from matches played between Scotland and Brazil, including wins, losses, draws, cards and penalties. Greg Taylor scores the only goal of the game as Scotland Under-20s beat Brazil at the Toulon Tournament in France.

The U.S. Women’s National Team came out firing on all cylinders, blanking Belgium 6-0 in front of 20,941 fans at Banc of California Stadium to continue its preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer. It was the USA’s first-ever meeting with Belgium.

The first four U.S. goals all came via headers, three from set plays. The USA opened the scoring in the 14th minute via a header from Carli Lloyd, followed shortly after by a second headed goal from Lloyd in the 19th minute. It was Lloyd’s first multi-goal game since she scored a hat trick vs. Panama during World Cup qualifying last October.

Midfielders Lindsey Horan and Samantha Mewis added goals in the first half as the USA dominated the match form start to finish, ultimately out-shooting Belgium 17-4 while not allowing a shot on goal.

U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis made three subs to start the second half with forward Alex Morgan, defender Abby Dahlkemper and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris all coming on. Fresh off her 100th career goal, Morgan found the net yet again to make it 5-0 in the 50th minute as she roofed her shot from a tight angle off a world class assist from Lloyd. Jessica McDonald added the final strike on one last header in stoppage time to cement the 6-0 win.

At halftime of today’s match, U.S. Soccer honored the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team with a tribute video and individual player recognition to celebrate their historic title 20 summers ago that forever changed the landscape for not only women’s soccer in the United States but women’s sports globally.

Up Next: The WNT players return to their NWSL clubs before gathering in early May to embark on the three-game Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods. The USA will face South Africa on May 12 in Santa Clara, California at Levi’s Stadium (1:30 p.m. PT; FOX), continue on to St. Louis for a test against New Zealand at Busch Stadium on May 16 (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2) and finish up the Send-Off Series vs. Mexico at Red Bull Arena on May 26 in Harrison, N.J. (Noon ET; ESPN, UDN).USA vs. Australia: The last three games between the USA and Australia have highly competitive affairs. They produced a 3-1 win for the USA in the opening game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a 1-0 loss for the USA at the 2017 Tournament of Nations and a 1-1 draw at the 2018 Tournament of Nations. In the most recent meeting between the teams, on July 29, 2018, the U.S. goal in the 1-1 tie came on a late equalizer by Lindsey Horan in a match that saw the USA out-shoot the Matildas 18-8. The tie kept the USA alive for the tournament title, which it won after defeating Brazil, 4-1, in its final match of the competition

The USA has a record of 25-1-3 against Australia dating back to 1987, and has outscored Australia 96-24, only allowing more than one goal against the Matildas on four occasions. Australia’s lone win came at the 2017 Tournament of Nations. Before the last two meetings at the ToN, the most recent meeting between the teams came at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in the opening game of the tournament for both teams. Megan Rapinoe scored early before Lisa De Vanna equalized in the 27th minute. Christen Press got the game-winner off an assist from Sydney Leroux in the 61st,before Rapinoe scored a dagger in the 78th to clinch the match.

Fifteen of the 16 players who played for the USA against Australia in last year’s ToN match are back, including 10 starters. Australia brings back 14 of 15 players who played, including all 11 starters. The U.S. has played Australia six times since 2012 and scored 16 goals. Five different players named to this roster have scored in those games: Morgan (3), Press (2), Rapinoe (2), Lloyd (1) and Horan (1). Lloyd has one other goal against Australia, a dramatic stoppage time game-winner in a driving rain storm in Cary, N.C. on April 27, 2008.

100 Goals Watch: After scoring against Japan on Feb. 27 in Chester, Pa., Alex Morgan – the 2018 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year, now has 99 goals and at age 29 sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA’s all-time goal scoring list. She has scored 26 goals over her last 31 WNT matches through the end of 2017 and 2018 and into 2019. With her hat trick against Japan on July 26, 2018, the fourth of her career, Morgan is now tied with Michelle Akers in third place all-time in multi-goal games (26) behind Abby Wambach (45) and Mia Hamm (38). She has 22 career two-goal games. Morgan has scored against 28 different countries and in 11 different countries.

Countdown to the Cup: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cupwill be the eighth consecutive World Cup appearance for the USA, which has appeared in each of the previous seven tournaments that have been contested and won in 1991, 1999 and 2015. The USA is one of six countries to qualify for all eight Women’s World Cups along with Brazil, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden and Nigeria. The tournament will be held from June 7-July 7 in nine cities in France. The USA’s Draw and placement in Group F gave the USA venues that are all within a two-hour drive of each other, with the opening game taking place in Reims, followed by Paris and then Le Havre. The “Countdown to the Cup” will take the WNT to all four times zones in the continental United States, giving fans across the country a chance to cheer the team on to France.

Grand Prix Hassan II 2019

Grand Prix Hassan II 2019 Live : Grand Prix Hassan II 2019 Marrakech, Morocco April 08 – 14 2019.The Grand Prix Hassan II was inaugurated as an ATP Challenger event in 1984 and as an ATP. The 2018 Grand Prix Hassan II was a professional tennis tournament played on clay courts.

After a week-long break for almost everyone except for lower-tier Davis Cup matches (no bigger action because of the 2019 reform), the ATP World Tour comes back with ATP 250 tournaments in Marrakech and Houston.

The Grand Prix Hassan II is famous for Moroccan wild card upsets. Last year, Lamine Ouahab–the man, the myth, the legend–managed to throw out Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round. The very same guy got to the quarterfinals back in 2015 (the tournament was played in Casablanca back then), defeating Guillermo-Garcia Lopez, the defending champion and a world no.24 at the time. Ouahab is out of shape but has some really uncanny shot-making abilities. In 2017, two of his compatriots, Amine Ahouda and Reda El Amrani also managed to win a match on their home soil. However, this year the organizers decided to omit their home players from main draw wild cards, and the ones awarded are Alexander Zverev, Fabio Fognini, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (obviously the first two have a ranking that would allow them to make it to the entry list, they just decided to play in Marrakech after sign-up).

The first quarter of the draw features Alexander Zverev, who after a very poor Sunshine Double decided to play in Morocco for the first time. He opens against Denis Istomin, whose clay court performances have usually been dreadful in the past and will probably face one of Benoit Paire or Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the quarterfinals. Both the Frenchmen are expected to give the world No.3 a tough test.

The second quarter features Kyle Edmund, who was the runner-up here last year (lost to Pablo Andujar). The Brit caught some big form in March and with his big forehand very well suited to clay, he should be expected to do well here. The one who will try to stop him are Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, whom he can meet in the second round or probably Filip Krajinovic, who lost to just Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the Sunshine Double. However, the Serbian might suffer from lack of rest as he’s still in the Sophia-Antiopolis Challenger, playing the final Sunday against Dustin Brown.

Gilles Simon‘s quarter should be down to a match between the aforementioned Frenchman and Fernando Verdasco, although clay-court specialists like Albert Ramos Vinolas or Jozef Kovalik might try to derail that blockbuster quarterfinal. Both Simon and Verdasco haven’t really played their best in a while, but they tend to do well on the red stuff. The ATP Tour is back in action, shifting to clay this week at ATP 250 tournaments in Houston and Marrakech. Two-time defending champion Steve Johnson will try to win his third consecutive title at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. In Morocco, reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev will look to capture his first title of the year at the Grand Prix Hassan II.The Grand Prix Hassan II is the lone ATP Tour event held in Africa. Here’s all you need to know about Houston tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who won and more.They’ll have a hard time finding better scenery anywhere.

To kick off this year’s Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, wild cards Fabio Fognini of Italy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France joined Tunisian Malek Jaziri and tournament director Hicham Arazi of Morocco for a light-hearted hit on Marrakech’s famous Djemaa el Fna square.

Canada vs Nigeria

Canada vs Nigeria Live : Just three days after dispatching England, Canada is back in action Monday as it takes on Nigeria in a women’s soccer friendly in Spain. Nigeria, 11-time African champions, have qualified for all eight editions of the Women’s World Cup. Canada and Nigeria relative size comparison. View both areas on a map to show their proportionate size

Christine Sinclair stepped up when it counted Friday, scoring career goal No. 180 to lift Canada to a 1-0 victory over England in a women’s soccer friendly.

The Canadian captain pounced on the rebound after Nichelle Prince’s shot hit the crossbar and bounced back. Sinclair controlled the ball with her thigh and then knocked it in from close range with her right foot for the 81st-minute winner.

The 35-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., is now just four goals back of retired American Abby Wambach’s world record of 184.

“It’s just an honour to be chasing Abby down,” said Sinclair, who scored her first goal for Canada on March 14, 2000, in her second senior appearance.

But in typical Sinclair fashion, she wants to put the chase behind her.

“I don’t want it to be the focus heading into the World Cup,” she said after the match. “It’s not what our team should be focusing on and it’s not what I want to be focusing on.”

Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller was less reticent, saying Sinclair was “huge … for this side and this country.”

He praised his skipper for her work rate, disrupting England on the ball. “She can score as well,” he added with a smile.

Sinclair had help on the goal before Prince lashed her shot off the woodwork.

Ashley Lawrence played provider, sending a fine cross into the English penalty box. At attempted English clearance went up in the air and Prince volleyed it with power as it came down.

The win was a measure of revenge for the Canadian women, who were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup by England in a 2-1 quarter-final loss in Vancouver. The teams had not met since.

“It was just a battle, two of the top teams in the world going head to head,” said Sinclair. “I think it was a matter of inches. They made a couple of great saves, our ‘keeper made a couple of great saves. And we were fortunate to get one.”

The win is a big boost ahead of this summer’s World Cup, given England is currently ranked third in the world and Canada is No. 5.

Heiner-Moller called it a “very good performance” against am English team expected to challenge for the World Cup.

“And I think we proved we are as well now … I think this was a big step for us,” he added.

The Canadian women are unbeaten in five games (3-0-2) in 2019 and have yet to concede a goal.

Friday’s game drew 5,682 to the Academy Stadium, which is home to the Manchester City women’s team.

“It’s the perfect prep for us for the World Cup,” said Sinclair. “I think you’re looking at two teams that hopefully are going to go pretty far in the tournament.”

The Canadian women improved their record to 6-7-0 against England. They had lost five of the last six meetings dating back to 2013. The lone victory during that stretch was a 1-0 decision in Hamilton before the 2015 World Cup.

Looking to maximize the FIFA international window, Canada now heads to Spain to face No. 38 Nigeria on Monday at Pinatar Stadium in Murcia.

England hosts No. 13 Spain in Swindon on Tuesday.

The Lionesses moved up in the rankings after winning the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year, defeating No. 7 Japan and No. 10 Brazil and tying the top-ranked Americans.

WWE WrestleMania 35 matches, predictions, PPV preview, start time, card, date, location

Sunday night, WWE WrestleMania returns to the greater New York City area 34 years after Vince McMahon made the risky decision to take his regional promotion to a national stage. Emanating from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, WrestleMania 35 will offer a great look at just how much the art form and presentation of sports entertainment has changed since the first “Showcase of the Immortals” took place inside Madison Square Garden in 1985.

For the first time in history, women will headline the WrestleMania card as Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch compete in a triple threat match for both the Raw and SmackDown women’s titles in the winner-take-all main event. Kofi Kingston, meanwhile, has an opportunity against Daniel Bryan to become just the second African American wrestler to win the WWE championship. The 16-match card offers a bit of everything, although WWE legend The Undertaker is not scheduled to compete for the first time in 19 years.

Let’s now take a closer look at our staff predictions for the WrestleMania 35 card (5 p.m. ET on WWE Network) from top to bottom.

Listen to our audio preview of WrestleMania 35 from the State of Combat with Brian Campbell podcast, and be sure to subscribe at the link in the player below. We will have an instant analysis immediately after WrestleMania 35 on Sunday night.