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Mets say Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee

That's a fry cry from the $200 million contract Harvey hinted at in a 2013 Men's Journal profile - when the Dark Knight was basking in his rise to superstardom as an All-Star and one of the most dominant pitchers in the game. Harvey is slated to take the mound Friday when the Mets take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin. "They have my word on that". Mets manager Terry Collins said he was satisfied with Harvey's answer. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Capitals force seventh game


And they're going to get a seventh game of it Wednesday thanks to the Capitals' 5-2 win Monday night. Crosby, who suffered a concussion in Game 3 and missed Game 4, confirmed he was examined by Penguins trainers and doctors following the first-period, head-first crash into the boards Monday, and it was determined he didn't need to enter the concussion protocol. Read More »

Cristiano: "I never expected to score 400 for Real Madrid"

Real have eliminated Diego Simeone's men in each of the past three years, including in the 2014 and 2016 finals, by the finest of margins. Real were dominant throughout the game against their city rivals at the Bernabeu and led after just 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro's cross. Read More »

Wizards' Markieff Morris Says He'll Play In Game 2 Vs. Celtics


Not only did Thomas score 33 points with nine assists, he did so without all of his teeth after taking a shot to the face. We've always known how tough and good Thomas was, but Tuesday night put him on a new level. He had 16 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter. The Washington Wizards will be hoping to bounce back after getting blown away by 123-111 in Game 1 on Saturday. Read More »

Rockies SS Trevor Story on DL with strained left shoulder


Hoffman (1-0) allowed three runs over 5 1/3 efficient innings after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the day. Something was detected. Anderson is scheduled to start Saturday. Pinch hitter Scott Van Slyke homered in the fifth. "For us to get Holland in the game, that was a good thing for us". Read More »

San Antonio Spurs beat Houston Rockets to take 3-2 lead


The San Antonio Spurs, who played overtime without Kawhi Leonard - who injured his ankle earlier in the game - successfully held off the Rockets at home to take a 3-2 series lead. That's when the 39-year-old Ginobili rose to the occasion, blocking Harden's shot from behind to seal San Antonio's 110-107 win. Harden is a decent perimeter shooter (36 percent career, 35 percent in 2016-17), but Houston's offense is at its best when he's rumbling downhill. Read More »

Chelsea's Moses credits Conte for reviving his career with wing back switch

In total, Moses has made 37 appearances for Chelsea this season and has been hugely influential in their fantastic run in the Premier League and FA Cup- where they are already in the final to play Arsenal later in May. So, with United out of the equation, the fight for the third and fourth places to guarantee Champions League football next term reaches a critical point. Read More »

Cameron Smith: Smith & Blixt win Zurich in Monday playoff


And it finally vanquished the feisty team of SC residents Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. "It's like going back to playing as a kid", Blixt, 33, said. Normally on the weekends there will be two guys coming through each hole quite quickly, but with four guys playing each hole at the same time the spacing between groupings made following multiple players hard. Read More »

Celts' Thomas fined $25K for exchange with fan

Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Wizards have not been a good road team all year. That comes after his 53-point night in Game 2's overtime win. "Obviously there's a line that you can't cross and, ultimately, get fined for", Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Read More »

Mets' Matt Harvey suspended for undisclosed violation

After missing his start Sunday after being suspended for breaking team rules, Matt Harvey will start Friday against the Brewers , reports Marc Carig of Newsday . Collins held a closed-door meeting with his team before Sunday's game to talk about the penalty. Milone traveled from his California home back to Milwaukee on Sunday, then arrived at Citi Field about 90 minutes before Monday's game and threw a bullpen for pitching coach Dan Warthen. Read More »

Europa League: Manchester United to play Ajax in the final


Indeed, United came perilously close to being dumped out with the very last kick of the game, only for John Guidetti to fluff his lines with the goal gaping. I can't blame my players in any way. We express ourselves through attacking football. "But over the two games I think our qualification was deserved". Read More »

West Ham's Michail Antonio signs new four-year contract


Whilst Bilic is not expected to depart the club in the summer it is also unlikely that he will be offered an extension to his contract, which expires at the end of next season, until the Hammers ownership have assessed his performance in the early months of next season. Read More »

Two devices explode in Rome, no injuries reported


According to preliminary information, the explosion occurred at the side entrance to the post office. Police said the bomb was planted between two cars, another two were found nearby. A vehicle has been badly damaged in the incident, which occurred on Via Marmorata, in the center of the city. This is a breaking news story and is being updated with more information as we get it. Read More »

Trump admits Russian Federation probe played into Comey's firing

Much of the United States is trying to piece together why President Donald Trump unexpectedly fired FBI Director James Comey. "He said it once at dinner, and then he said it twice during phone calls", Trump said. Former Republican Congressman Mike Rogers is under consideration to succeed Comey, according to senior White House officials. Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday , saying in a letter that his decision was based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod ... Read More »

Kipchoge on pace for sub-two hour marathon

The hashtag #Breaking2 is now trending online as marathon fans, who had been glued to the live streams of the event on Twitter and Facebook , heap praise on the runner. That's a pretty dramatic slowdown . "But the performance itself must adhere to the conditions around world records, or it's meaningless". "It will probably be the next generation of athletes who will hone in on that magic two-hour barrier". Read More »

Massa brushes off Vettel's blocking complaint at end of Russian GP

Bottas continued to lead the field once racing got back underway but Vettel began to reel him in, forcing the Mercedes crew to pit him from the lead for fresh Pirelli ultrasoft tires. "It's not going to that simple this year, it's going to be a massive fight". Sixth and seventh places went to Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, respectively. Read More »

Maria Sharapova: 'Bouchard? I am way above that'

And after beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-2 on Friday, Mladenovic reiterated those sentiments. Her disqualification came to an end of April 26, and the organizers of the Premier series tournament in Stuttgart issued a special invitation known as the wild card to her. Read More »

Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph


ANTHONY JOSHUA took part in an open training session at Wembley Arena on Tuesday night - here are some of the best photos. "Tyson Fury, where (are) you at baby?" asks Joshua. The champion gulped back air, but the eighth and ninth rounds, he was talking to Klitschko even if he didn't appear to be back in control. "Anthony knows the support here is incredible, so why not make this the Mecca of boxing?" "I never duck a challenge, so if you want ever want to see me fight Tyson Fury, I'm not ... Read More »

Toronto Raptors Game 3 Recap: Another Day at the Office


Kevin Love had 13 rebounds, while Tristan Thompson added 12. The Cavaliers led 28-24 after the first quarter. Serge Ibaka, after shooting almost 40 percent from long range after joining the Raptors in a midseason trade, was 0-of-3, continuing his postseason struggles. Read More »

If Warriors play Spurs next, Tony Parker won't be a factor


Parker has played in 221 straight playoff games, so when the Spurs take the Toyota Center floor for game three Friday night, It will be the first time since May 27, 2001 they will do so in the playoffs without Parker. James nailed a three-pointer in the second half to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place. The team said a timeline for Parker's return will be announced at a later date. Read More »

Players Championship has enough action for everyone

The Players Stadium Course must be some kind of easy, eh? The 32-year-old American withdrew from the Masters last month after injuring his back in a fall on the eve of the year's first major tournament , but returned at the Wells Fargo Championship last week and settled for a share of second, one stroke behind compatriot Brian Harman. Read More »

Terry Rozier scores 16 points in Game 4 loss

The NBA announced Saturday afternoon that Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended for Game 4 against the Boston Celtics after making "forceful and unwarranted contact" with Kelly Olynyk during the second quarter of Game 3. "It is our defense", said Beal, who had a game-high 29 points. "I don't agree with that assessment (that Olynyk is a dirty player)", Stevens said. Read More »

Indian cricket team to participate in ICC Champions Trophy


Rohit Sharma who didn't play ODI Cricket from last year October has recovered from a thigh injury and made a come back for Champions Trophy based on the weight age to his round year performance. Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen as a reserve opener while Manish Pandey goes to England as a reserve middle order bat. Kuldeep, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur were all put on a standby list. Read More »

Cahill eager to get Chelsea title party started

But the trophy seems to be heading back to Stamford Bridge - although West Brom are sure to be keen on spoiling the party. That poor season cost Jose Mourinho his job halfway through, but with Conte now at the helm, the sorrows of yesteryear are fading quickly. Read More »

Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards


The starters did not see floor time for almost any part of the final period, as Washington fell 123-101. Eight nasty get-togethers dating all the way back to early in the season. Washington Huskies Alum point guard Isaiah Thomas continues along his dual-personna. "Ah, that's nothing, man. I wanted to make those guys work on both ends of the floor". Read More »

No practice round is no problem for Mickelson

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed. Hughes played bogey-free in a 5-under 67 that puts him one stroke ahead of four players. A shot back is Victorian native Marc Leishman and fellow Aussie Greg Chalmers at one-over for their opening nine holes. To chip out sideways would risk chipping into the water. Read More »

It's Manchester United v Ajax in the Europa League Final


United advanced 2-1 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford's victor in the first leg last week ultimately proving the difference. Marouane Fellaini headed a 17th-minute goal to give United a two-goal cushion on aggregate, building on Marcus Rashford's victor from the first leg. Read More »

Zack Greinke: Greinke strikes out 11 in masterful showing

Greinke, with a vicious slider doing most of the damage, has struck out 11. Seven of those strikeouts were batters swinging at his nasty slider, and he kept his pitches low throughout the night. Pittsburgh has scored five runs total in Cole's last five starts. Royals 6, Rays 0: Major league ERA leader Jason Vargas went seven more scoreless innings, Salvador Perez had a two-run double during a five-run eighth and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay in St. Read More »

Alonso sets October deadline for McLaren

So my intention or my first priority is to race next year here and not only to race, I want to win. He revealed that he has already had it written into his contract that he will keep his race auto, as used in America on May 28, and put it on display in his personal vehicle museum in Spain. Read More »

Game-time decision Thursday

This is the second tough injury San Antonio has faced in this series. With Kawhi Leonard out of the game for the stretch run due to a left ankle injury, it was up to the Spurs' role players to step up in the final five minutes of regulation and the overtime period - and they did. Read More »

Penguins just now finding their groove going into East final

After two straight series of brilliance, Fleury has been the Pens' playoff MVP. We'll have Finger Gate - AKA Sidney Crosby vs. Marc Methot - in the third round. We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Nashville has not made the final in its 19-year history. The second-round series against Washington felt like the Stanley Cup Final, with the victor emerging as the title favorite. Read More »

Manchester United edge into Europa League final after draw with Celta Vigo

EXPECTED "I could guess from the first match because it was similar to Anderlecht . Some kept control better than others", Mourinho said. When you are the best team by far in the first leg, you have to kill everything in the first leg. United had never lost a two-legged European tie after winning the first leg away from home, and knew they would reach the final by keeping a clean sheet at an expectant Old Trafford. Read More »

Jurgen Klinsmann reacts to Tottenham's derby victory on Twitter


It was not the objective (to finish below Tottenham ), so we are disappointed with that. With Tottenham's new stadium being built around their current home, this marked the last time Arsenal would make the short trip to White Hart Lane - but it was only a day to savour for their hosts. Read More »