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Terry bids emotional farewell to Chelsea

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Brilliant goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana secured Liverpool a spot in next season's Champions League play-off round after a 3-0 win over relegated Middlesbrough yesterday. "If we have this in the same proportion as Arsenal, or more , we have the possibility to do the double". He said that this farewell was "one of the most hard days of my life", and it was hard for many in the stadium not to be touched, as images on the screen showed his finest moments ... Read More »

Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays

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He made Gardner's homer stand up despite giving up a solo home run to Rays catcher Derek Norris in the fifth inning that made the score 3-2. Green stayed on for the bottom of the seventh, but was relieved in favor of Tyler Clippard after Kevin Kiermaier reached third base after a stolen base and groundout. Read More »

Sergio Garcia soars at windy Sawgrass

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With a win, Garcia would join Tiger Woods (2001) as the only player to win the Masters and the Players Championship in the same year. "I thought it might go in", Poulter said . I just kind of hung in there. Round 2 tees off at 7:10 a.m. Day, however, made three bogeys over his last four holes and had to settle for a 70. He made that, but the issues continued as McIlroy made his way around the back nine. Read More »

Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony

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Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into those plans, with rain all day Saturday forcing the postponement of that day's game and making No. 2's day a day the Yankees had to play two - a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Yankees: After day off, CC Sabathia (2-2) starts Tuesday at Kansas City. However, Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily News recently noted Major League Baseball said Friday it wants bidding groups to show cash up front before any sale is finalized, "which ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in Europe's big five leagues

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Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 10th minute of the game with his 367th goal in one of Europe's top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Jimmy Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo got a pass from Isco on the edge of the area before rifling a left-footed shot inside the post. In the first minute of the second half, Guidetti had the chance to draw the game but he missed it. Read More »

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualification rounds

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In return for the LTA's generosity, Sharapova has committed to play at the tournament again next year. Wimbledon qualifying provides 16 main draw places for men and 12 for women if they win through three rounds. The Aegon Classic begins on June 19, two weeks before Wimbledon . The Wimbledon qualifying event, at the Bank of England Sports Grounds, will be ticketed for the first time this year, and there will be a live broadcast from one court. Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane delights at flawless Golden Boot glory

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Harry Kane one of the best strikers in the world after he hit four in Spurs' rout of Leicester. "I felt good. A lot of people believe that Spurs were the best team and that stumbling at bad times cost them the championship. 'I've told you many times we'll keep the players we want to keep, and sell those we want to sell. Read More »

'No pressure' on Ajax ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United

Regardless of how much money any Premier League footballer is earning at their club, it's still very encouraging to see players acknowledging their supporters with gestures like this one. "Let me go home - I am in the final now". When then asked if he knew his team for the final in Stockholm , the manager replied: "I know, but let me go". Read More »

Sunderland agreed to Terry's 26th minute send-off, reveals Moyes

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But Blues boss Conte is keen for his players to quickly turn their focus to this weekend's game at Wembley, where a victory would secure the Double. " This is the real danger for us, to think that this season is finished ", Conte said. Sixth-placed Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 after resting several players ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm. Read More »

Vikings' Zimmer to take time off after latest eye surgery

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Zimmer hopes that this procedure will be the final one, but that is a feeling that he discussed previously and now he's not as confident. Zimmer says his eye is "healing". That forced Zimmer to miss the next day's game against Dallas, the only game he has missed in his 23-year career as an National Football League assistant and head coach. Read More »

Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

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Meanwhile, Thompson , who gave away her chance of winning from viewer's report at ANA Inspiration in April, captured her eighth LPGA tour victory at 20 under-par. Ko is looking to recharge her batteries before returning to play the Meijer Classic June 15-18. " It truly means the world, just to have this amount of people at this event, cheering me on, giving me high fives ", she said. Read More »

James odd man out as NBA announces MVP finalists

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Thomas, who scored 17 points, had to work for every single one just to finish 7-for-19 from the field. And Harden was the only player to be unanimously selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as a first-teamer this year, returning to that group for the third time in the last four seasons. Read More »

James Harden earns unanimous All-NBA 1st team selection

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The First Team pretty much featured who you would expect in MVP candidates: Russell Westbrook , James Harden , Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James . "A team going home down 0-2, they're going to come out with a lot of energy, and especially a team like the Spurs who never quits", Green said. Read More »

Predators update medical condition of Ryan Johansen

The Anaheim Ducks are going to need a victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Nashville Predators if they're going to keep their Stanley Cup Championship hopes alive. Anaheim also played its ninth consecutive game without forward Patrick Eaves, who scored a combined 32 goals for Dallas and the Ducks. "Like you said, we were missing two pretty big players out there". Read More »

Real Madrid win La Liga title: insane celebrations in photos

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Madrid hadn't gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. He said: "We deserve a lot of credit for title". As such a draw in the La Rosaleda Stadium is enough for Madrid to start the celebrations for the first time since 2012 and to tee up a Liga and Champions League double, ahead of the Champions League final on June 3rd. Read More »

Arsene Wenger ripped apart on Twitter for 'holiday' comments

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Wenger lamented that the lower-table teams who are safe from relegation have often failed to challenge the top-six sides - comments that come after West Ham suffered a 4-0 loss against Liverpool on Sunday. "So you don't want to complain, do it better during the season and you will not have this problem". The player was in full team training yesterday, but it would still be sensible to rest him, though I wouldn't want to be the one to tell the Chilean that he's not allowed to play football. Read More »

Real sets its sights on first Liga title in five years

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Malaga will receive a payment of €1 million from Real Madrid if Los Blancos win La Liga this weekend. But it wasn't to be. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal with Isco. "It isn't normal for me to miss, but I'm human and I can do it". Celta had eliminated Zidane's team from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals this year, beating Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and drawing 2-2 at the Balaidos. Read More »

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers rather than requesting wild card

He said: "We have received a two-year commitment from one of the most famous athletes in the world, Maria Sharapova, to play the Aegon Classic Birmingham". "But while there can be a wild card for return from injury, there can't be a wild card for return from doping". "And an important effect of this decision will be the generation of more funds, which we will redeploy into our mission of getting more people to play tennis more often in 2017, again in 2018 and hopefully for many years to ... Read More »

Harry Kane hat-trick secures golden boot as Spurs thrash relegated Hull

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It was the third year in a row that Kane had passed 20 league goals, adding 29 to totals of 25 and 21 in previous campaigns but at a much better rate. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is ideal, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season". His form for Tottenham helped them secure a second-placed finish in the Premier League, where they also boasted the best attacking record in the league with 86 goals scored from their 38 matches. Read More »

Strengthening Palace defence was crucial to survival says Allardyce

Palace ensured their survival with a 4-0 win over Hull City at Selhurst Park on Sunday - a result that confirmed the visitors' relegation. Would we talk about it now? "We stopped conceding goals and started winning football matches". He added: "I am very proud of what we have achieved in the second half of the season, especially when you put into context where we were when I arrived". Read More »

Queensland name team for State of Origin

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Given Broncos coach Wayne Bennett's insistence that Milford travel with his side to face the Warriors in New Zealand on Saturday if named on an extended bench as cover for Thurston, former Maroons five-eighth Ben Ikin suggested on Fox Sports that the selection tactic could have been used to circumvent Bennett's concerns. Read More »

Josh Harrop scorers fine goal on Manchester United debut

The 21-year-old - who became the 100th player to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United - bent a terrific finish into the corner to make the ideal start to his United first-team career. JOSH HARROP gave Manchester United fans a glimpse of an exciting future with a stunning opening goal in their victory over Crystal Palace. Harrop scored a hat-trick against Tottenham's under-23 team earlier in the week, and was full of confidence heading into Sunday's match. Read More »

Man United: Jose turns to Ajax

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Mourinho named the youngest team in United's Premier League history for the 2-0 win, which arrived courtesy of first-half goals from Josh Harrop and Paul Pogba. There was precious little time for the England youth worldwide to make a telling impact, but his appearance complemented promising full debuts by Joel Pereira, Scott McTominay, Demetri Mitchell and Harrop. Read More »

Celtics win on Bradley's last-second 3-pointer

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Will the Cleveland Cavaliers show any mercy to the Boston Celtics when the two meet in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at 8:30PM ET? Bradley's shot from the left wing bounced on the rim four times before going down. LeBron James scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half. The cold, hard reality is that it's going to be Cleveland vs. And now the Celtics stagger forward without their leading scorer and best playmaker into Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cavs, ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho makes swift exit after Manchester United beat Crystal Palace

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Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones and midfielders Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are the only other first teamers who will start the match with Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial and Daley Blind all on the bench. " I'm delighted they could share the moment with me ". De Gea applauded fans during his lap of appreciation at Old Trafford . The 16-year-old is also United's fourth-youngest ever player and the youngest since Duncan Edwards made his debut in 1953. Read More »

National Hockey League playoff schedule 2017: It's a Game 7 doubleheader

The NHL has gone the longest of the four major professional sports without seeing a repeat champion. The Washington Capitals have spent the last two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins crawling out from a 3-1 deficit. The current Capitals have been bolstered since the move of star Ovechkin from the first line to the third line before Game 5 . Obviously, [Monday] was the result that we wanted. Read More »

Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Schedule Released

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Led by Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards counterparts 48-5. Al Horford and Jae Crowder also played big for Boston , combining for 29 points and 11 rebounds. For just the Wizards , this marked the closest they had come to a conference finals berth since 1979, but their 38-year drought remains. "I've never been to the Eastern Conference finals so this is something off my bucket list", Thomas said. Read More »

Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108

Game 3 is Sunday night. That game was an example of Thomas battling through the pain he was suffering as the Celtics would end up clinching the series in seven games. The trio went a combined 11 of 21 from 3-point range. "We fought and came out with the victory". It was a shot that a 29-percent 3-point shooter should not have in his arsenal. Read More »

Predators confirm Johansen suffered compartment syndrome

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Words like "rough" and "vicious" aren't normally terms of endearment, but in the context Cherry was putting that Game 5, and the series as a whole, into there's no greater compliment. "It is one game at a time, but we know that our next win puts us into contention for the Stanley Cup". The Predators played their first game without Johansen (13 points in 14 playoff games), who suffered a season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday. Read More »

West Ham 2016/17 Premier League season review

Meanwhile, though Dyche was disappointed with a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham on the final day, meaning Burnley finished 16th, maintaining Premier League status was the aim, and was achieved with little discomfort. He played a couple of games in the pre-season when we went to the States and we were missing a few players. We had three unbelievably good chances and at this level you have to take them. Read More »

Yokohama-Sponsored Chelsea FC Takes Home EPL Title

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The Belgium keeper said: 'Of course, I'm committed to Chelsea. "It's a great squad of players they've got there but maybe there will be a freshening up, don't lose your best players and add one or two at the top end to go into the [UEFA] Champions League". Read More »

Hamilton recovers from poor start to win Spanish Grand Prix

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It was probably the slowest auto on the track, but Wehrlein stopped for just one tyre change, rather than the two or three-change strategy of the other teams, and his bright blue vehicle crossed the line in seventh place. "I think we have a great common passion - we love racing", Vettel said. The Russian GP victor did an excellent job of slowing up Vettel , furiously defending his position to allow Hamilton to sneak up to Vettel . Read More »