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Manchester United hang on to reach Europa League final

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The boys, they didn't play a phenomenal match, but they fought and gave everything they had to give. Manchester United have struggled to convert their dominance into goals throughout their first season under Mourinho. Roncaglia and Bailly were sent off. United kept the visitors at bay during six minutes of stoppage time and the Celta players sank to their knees in despair as the whistle blew seconds after Guidetti's miss. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs: Unlikely stars win Game 5 vs. Rockets

After getting blown out in their last trip the Houston , the Spurs know eliminating a team with its back against the wall will be a huge task. The Rockets covered the spread in the loss and they are 3-2 ATS in this series. The Rockets will go on vacation. He is averaging 27.8 points per game during the playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge paced the offense by scoring 34 points for the short-handed Spurs , who routed the Rockets despite the absence of top scorer Kawhi Leonard and star ... Read More »

Washington's Oubre suspended for key playoff game

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Thomas said Olynyk is just playing playoff basketball and sometimes things are going to happen. Thomas opened the game 5 of 5 on 3s and was a nonfactor after that. Washington has more options on offense. "Our attention to detail on him and what he brings is not where it needs to be", said Jae Crowder, who pointed out that Bogdanovic has been an even better shooter this season at the Verizon Center. Read More »

NHL Burakovsky at the double as Caps down Penguins to tie series

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Did he have to go through the concussion protocol? "I felt good", Crosby said . SUCCESS IN SMASHVILLE: A 3-1 victory in Game 6 Sunday over the St. Perez and Kevin Allen . Now, I haven't spent time with a stop watch monitoring the average time it takes Crosby to pick himself up off the ice after he careens headfirst into the end boards. Read More »

Jason Day threads the needle with wicked golf shot

Dustin Johnson hits from the second tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . Right now, he is third in the world, behind Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. "So it's a matter of getting away with somehow getting lucky when you do miss a shot". Read More »

Bradley Scores Playoff High 29, Celtics Beat Wizards, Take 3-2 Lead

But Bradley went 10 of 13 from the floor and four of five from three-point range before the break as the Celtics used a 16-0 first-quarter burst to take control. Still, he chose to accentuate the positive. We'll see what game 5 has to offer. Anthony Davis came into the National Basketball Association known primarily as a shot-blocker, he's led the league in blocks twice and finished second in blocks this season to go along with scoring 28.0 points per game, yet he's not always named among ... Read More »

Spurs look to close out Rockets with Leonard ailing

He had 22 points and 15 rebounds before leaving the game. The Spurs led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter as LaMarcus Aldridge played like the superstar he was expected to be when he left Portland in 2015 to join the Spurs. He squared up to Manu with just three seconds on the clock. It has taken a lot for Jonathon Simmons to get where he is now in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds

Ritchie's third-period goal was just the second of the playoffs for him, but it was the difference maker for Anaheim. Kevin Bieksa will be an option for Carlyle to use on defense, but only if he gains full clearance from the team's medical staff, the coach said. Read More »

Spurs win Game 5 thriller, take 3-2 lead over Rockets

He said he got lucky that Harden missed a couple of times . "I did what it takes for my team to win tonight". Aldridge, who is in his 11th season and second in San Antonio, had failed to get out of the second round in his previous six postseason trips. Read More »

Judge agrees to toss Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder

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A former National Football League player's murder sentence has been overturned - because he killed himself in jail before his appeal could be heard. Had Hernandez been convicted in his home state of CT, legal precedent holds that the conviction would stand but the appeal, having become moot, would be dismissed. Read More »

Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics

Thomas had one field goal in the first half, but the Celts took a 67-51 lead into the locker room. On the other hand, the Celtics were brilliant. Thomas finished with 18 points and nine assists. Thomas has been kept in check scoring-wise (at least by his monumental standards) since his epic 53-point night back in Game 2. A similar question was put to Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Thursday, when his team opted to skip a full practice and instead have a light shootaround. Read More »

Browns, Bengals among winners and losers after the 2017 NFL Draft

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Even though teams like the Packers and the Steelers pick toward the bottom of the draft nearly every year, they manage to pick outstanding players who help the team continue winning year after year. Analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis, former players Deion Sanders and Steve Smith Sr., former National Football League head coaches Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick, and former Super Bowl-champion National Football League general manager Charley Casserly cover the draft from every angle with ... Read More »

Final against Juventus will be special: Zinedine Zidane

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Atletico got the goal they needed to get back into the tie 12 minutes in when Koke's outswinging corner was met powerfully by Saul for his fourth Champions League goal of the season. "Football is not just about who gets the goals, look at what Benzema did". "We're going to have time to prepare for the final but we can say that we're happy for what we've done". Read More »

Man United, Ajax reach Europa League final

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Having won 1-0 in Spain a week ago, Marouane Fellaini extended United's aggregate advantage in the 17th minute at Old Trafford when he headed in from Marcus Rashford's deep cross. It was so difficult, so hard for me this season, so if we manage to do that it will be wonderful", he said. The tense 2-1 aggregate win over the Spaniards was Romero's 11th appearance in 14 Europa League games, and manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Romero will keep his place ahead of David De Gea in ... Read More »

Sharapova responds to Bouchard's 'cheater' claims: I am way above that

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But her tone changes significantly when the issue of drugs is raised: her answers became very curt when replying to questions about the proposed increase in annual tests. Fellow players expressed anger when Sharapova was given a wildcard to play in the German tournament despite no ranking points and being out of the game for more than a year for using the drug meldonium. Read More »

A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players

McIlroy struggled in the opening round on Thursday, shooting a disappointing one-over 73 that left him six strokes behind leaders William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes in his first tournament since the Masters. - As if the TPC Sawgrass didn't have enough water at The Players Championship. "This is a course where knowing it doesn't really matter because you don't know what kind of shot you're going to have (if you miss a green)", he said. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas complains about referees after Game 4

The Wizards were carried by a 26-0 third quarter run that propelled them to a 121-102 victory Sunday night. Other coaches who received votes from their peers were Washington's Scott Brooks, Memphis' David Fizdale, Golden State's Steve Kerr, Milwaukee's Jason Kidd, San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers and Utah's Quin Snyder. Read More »

San Antonio vs. Houston - KS1 | 02:00 CAT

The All-Star forward and MVP candidate suffered a sprained left ankle in the third quarter of Game 5 on Tuesday night. By sitting out, Leonard, who is averaging 27.8 points on 52.4 percent shooting during the playoffs, now has more time to heal before the Western Conference finals. Read More »

Both Conte and Juventus can win the title this week-end

Asked on Thursday to sum up the impending crowning of his team, former Italy manager Conte was quick to point out the state Chelsea were in when he was appointed past year. "After the dinner the surprise was great", Conte added. After losing 1-0 at West Ham last week, they are seven points behind Chelsea with just nine to play for. Read More »

Shakespeare unaware of gentleman's agreement with Mahrez

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Given that Leicester have not managed to replicate what they accomplished last season, it is likely that Mahrez will want to move on. The Algeria worldwide was named as PFA Player of the Year last term as the Foxes were crowned shock Premier League champions. Read More »

Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over

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We lost because we didn't score and we had great chances to score before them. "But you become cleverer, maybe look more and since my last red card, I think things have improved". Against Arsenal , Mourinho was probably alone in quibbling with the result. If Jose Mourinho has put all his eggs in the Europa League basket, then this is arguably Manchester United's most important match of the season. Read More »

Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

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Asked if Fifa's examination of Paul Pogba's transfer from Juventus to United will affect the midfielder, Mourinho said: "The answer is simple. No". It was not a gamble. "And my feelings, it's also the most important match of our history". We have a big game on Wednesday. Because I don't think the others, playing one match per week and being in a great situation, are going to blow it. Read More »

Spurs duo Pochettino, Son scoop monthly Premier League awards

Son beat team-mates Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Crystal Palace target man Christian Benteke. "This is my second time [winning the award] but I'm not finished with my second - I want to get a third one". A humble Mauricio on his manager of the month award. Read More »

Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push

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Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal's spirited effort against Southampton, but focuses on Alexis Sanchez's moment of magic. Oxlade-Chamberlain had excelled in the right wing-back role of Wenger's 3-4-2-1 over recent weeks and will now hope to regain his berth from Hector Bellerin in time for the FA Cup Final against Chelsea on May 27. Read More »

Spurs set up Warriors meeting as Harden and Rockets crumble

The San Antonio Spurs held off the Houston Rockets in OT in a win highlighted by the elderly Manu Ginobli getting a handsome block on James Harden's attempted game-winner. The reason he sat out Game 6 was just to give him the extra rest and make sure his ankle was completely healed. "He was an absolute beast (Thursday), and that's who he is". Read More »

Conte proud of his problem-solving at Chelsea

Victory at The Hawthorns will complete the first half of a possible league and cup double in Antonio Conte's first season in charge, with the west Londoners facing Arsenal in the FA Cup on 27 May. Then I saw my team improving game by game and increasing confidence, increasing confidence in the work. The most recent in that run was a comfortable 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday. Read More »

Watch Game 3 NBA Playoffs 2017 Online

Utah's starters all had solid games as all five of them were in double figures. The Jazz had 19 assists . Utah played much better than it did in Oakland. That was particularly obvious in a series of three possessions consecutive possessions in the second quarter when Durant went right at Gordon Hayward . Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte drops hint to Roman: 'Money explains value'

In Italy it is very hard (to imagine) seeing a team relegated and the players receiving this. The Times also suggest that Ben Gibson could leave the club if Premier League clubs come in with offers. Conte will have to strengthen the Chelsea squad to cope with Europe and his work in the transfer market is sure to be scrutinized, with Conte having been frustrated in his dealings last summer. Read More »

ECU football coach has greatest Mother's Day present, surprises walk-on with scholarship

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In a YouTube video posted Thursday morning by the East Carolina Athletic Department, ECU football head coach Scottie Montgomery made a surprise trip to South Greenville Elementary School to deliver a Mother's Day surprise. "He's earned it on and off the field". "I was just praying about it last night, because he needs it. We need that, this moment". Here's a gesture that might go into the Mother's Day Hall of Fame. Read More »

Torres: 'Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League'

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Ronaldo joined in the Real Madrid goal celebrations by raising his right index finger to his lips to the audibly stunned home fans, who responded angrily to the Portuguese's insensitive gesture. Ahead of Chelsea's clash with West Brom on Friday night, where three points will crown them Premier League champions, live on Sky Sports 1 HD , Hazard told Sky Sports News HQ: "I hope to win the Ballon d'Or one day". Read More »

Cricket betting racket busted in Kanpur

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During questioning, Shah allegedly disclosed the names of two players of Gujarat Lions with whom he was in touch. The three bookies are alleged to have named two players from the Gujarat Lions team. They have been identified as Nayan Shah, a native of Maharashtra, and Vikas Kumar, who belongs to Pukhrayan from adjoining Kanpur Dehat district, he said. Read More »

Sami Vatanen returns to Ducks lineup vs. Oilers

If you're picking Conn Smythe candidates - and it's way too early, but the Oilers are up 2-0 on the Ducks and the pleasure level in Edmonton is high, according to head coach Todd McLellan, so what the heck - Cam Talbot would be the easy pick. Read More »

Green Bay Packers sit out first round after trade with Cleveland Browns

Reload at running back? In the fifth round with the 182nd overall pick, Green Bay added another back in Texas El-Paso's Aaron Jones . The last time a Miner was drafted was in 2008 when a trio was selected. Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft should be deemed a success for the Green Bay Packers . The running back room now features rookies Jones and Williams, as well as Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael . Read More »