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Cubs will wait and see who's available vs. Cardinals

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Flowers and Brandon Phillips each hit two-run singles during a six-run burst in the seventh inning that made it 8-1. But that's the same total as the Cubs, whose recent mistakes have led to untimely rallies by opponents and inflated the pitch counts of starting pitchers. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU

Mourinho says there is little point in appealing against the decision and will instead use Bailly in United's last three Premier League matches of the season in order to grant other defenders rest. Some kept control in better ways than others. He added: "Of course, when a player is at a fantastic club like Manchester United they know there is a lot of competition because there are a lot of good players". Read More »

Chelsea wins English Premier League after beating West Brom

Suddenly, the audience came alive as the fans were about to watch Chelsea win the Premiership. It is Chelsea's second title win in three seasons, their sixth in total, and comes at the end of former Juventus and Italy coach Conte's first season as manager. Read More »

Batshuayi's late winner delivers title for Chelsea

Eden Hazard had another effort blocked on the line but as Chelsea strained for the victor they began to look a little vulnerable at the back to West Brom counter-attacks. Lampard, Chelsea's record goalscorer, won his three titles alongside club captain John Terry - who will leave the club this summer after a 19-year career at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Olynyk hits led to outburst — Wizards' Oubre

After Washington cut Boston's series lead to 2-1, Wizards coach Scott Brooks addressed Oubre's attack of Olynyk and, when asked if it was in retaliation, referenced the Celtics and Olynyk playing an overly physical style of basketball in the series. Read More »

Indian Super League set to expand, invites new bids

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The organizers will first look at all the parties who have bid for a franchise from any of the 10 probable cities and then take an appropriate decision", a source who is closely tracking the development, told TOI. And unlike most I-League teams, they made it a point to tie down most of their key players, including their captain Sunil Chhetri to long-term contracts instead of simply loaning them back from ISL teams. Read More »

Cardinals release reinstated linebacker Daryl Washington

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Coach Bruce Arians told ESPN he anticipates having "probably two or three or four more" with the former Pro Bowler, who was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on April 25 after an nearly three-year suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Read More »

Here's when Conte will sign a contract extension with Chelsea

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But Abramovich, who worked hard to land the manager from his role as Italy head coach last summer, will not give up the fight and a pay increase is a big part of Conte's new contract offer at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea host Watford and already-relegated Sunderland in their final two games before the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27. The Blues' fans have been hunting for tickets now as they do not want to miss the moment their club seals the 5th title in 13 years. Read More »

Antonio Conte avoids contract talks as Chelsea poised for title

Tottenham managed to apply some pressure but that was all, it was never a serious title race. He is widely credited with reviving Chelsea after the then champions suffered a dramatic slump in form during the 2015/16 that led the Blues, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, to sack Jose Mourinho, now the manager of Manchester United. Read More »

Ducks' Bieksa not yet cleared for Game 7

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But many fans were left in the cold Tuesday after the team announced the fourth of seven "watch parties" at Rogers Place had sold out in two minutes. "It's business as usual, but we know what is at stake", said Perry. Edmonton is coming off a 7-1 victory in Game 6 of this series, Oilers fans are hoping they didn't use up all the offense in that game. "To do it in a couple of minutes was right up there with the biggest of concerts, for sure", said Stew MacDonald, executive vice-president of ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United out to secure "perfect" end to the season

So impressive since arriving from Villarreal last summer, the 23-year-old Ivory Coast global was shown a straight red card for raising his hands during a heated end to the 1-1 draw with Celta. "It was very important for us to reach this final and it's always good if there is a possibility to win a trophy". Herrera said: "It was a insane game". Read More »

Watch NHL Round 2 Game 4 Online, Team News

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But Crosby was on the ice for that game, which lent a bit more elegance to the Penguins' opportunistic offense. " He's in the process of rehabbing ", Sullivan said. When trying to mount a comeback late in a hockey game, the only thing worse than taking a stupid penalty is taking an undeserved penalty. Fans who pay the freight all want to see the best players out there on the ice. Read More »

Tony Parker out for the playoffs following knee injury

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Parker suffered the injury with 8:43 left in the final quarter when he attempted to finish a driving floater over Rockets guard Patrick Beverley . Kyrie Irving had 22 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye scored 18 points for the reigning champions, who are 6-0 so far defending their title. Read More »

Diego Simeone reacts in aftermath of Real Madrid embarrassment

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The Real Madrid forward has been pacing himself, skipping games that he would have normally played in previous years, and is peaking at just the right time. "We'll have to be focused for next Wednesday's game", he added. Zidane's policy of rotating Ronaldo seems to have paid dividends with Ronaldo netting eight times in his last three Champions League games and overtaking Alfredo di Stefano as the all-time top scorer in European Cup semi-finals with 13. Read More »

5 reasons why Chelsea won the Premier League title

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Batshuayi's only other league goal came in the first away match of the season, against Watford , helping the Blues to a 2-1 win in that contest. That is something Conte has not had to worry about, given the mess Jose Mourinho made the season before, but the Italian had better take care in order to avoid the fate that befell his compatriot and title-winning predecessor Claudio Ranieri. Read More »

What Happens To Kyle Lowry Now?

Now the Raptors head into an uncertain off-season, with questions about the future of coach Dwane Casey and Lowry , who plans to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. "We think the same way..." "They went to him on isos", Raptors point guard Cory Joseph said. I want to beat the best. At this point, if LeBron James found a cure for world hunger, Skip Bayless would probably find something wrong with it. Read More »

China's 'Silk Road' stirs unease over its strategic goals

His announcement came as a surprise as the United States had in the past indicated wariness as the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Najib also insisted that he is unapologetic for wishing to build world class infrastructure for Malaysia, despite local Opposition's criticism for his administration's collaboration with China president Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road initiative. Read More »

Mourinho: Romero will start Europa League final

The Argentina global has started the last 10 matches in the competition, including both legs of the semi-final win over Celta Vigo, keeping six clean sheets in the process. Mourinho also accepted that the club's season will be judged a failure if they do not beat Ajax in the Europa League final on May 24. The match, in Stockholm, will be the first at that level for Ajax since they lost on penalties in Rome to Juventus in the 1996 Champions League decider. Read More »

Isco Leads Real Madrid To UCL Final In Cardiff

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Some fans pointed out the inconsistencies in the FFF's attitude, however, noting Alexandre Lacazette, whose last appearance for his country came just three days after Benzema's, had been congratulated for Lyon's Europa League win over Roma earlier this season. Read More »

Joshua Overcomes Adversity in 11th-Round TKO Win against Klitschko

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In a wildly exciting fight, which swung one way and then the other, Joshua sealed victory during a thunderous 11th round. Fury, 28, is also unbeaten as a professional, with 18 knockouts in 25 fights, but surrendered his world heavyweight titles in an effort to focus on his mental health problems and is now without a boxing licence and out of condition. Read More »

Chelsea: Blues to welcome back midfielder

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Conte opted to switch to a 3-4-3 formation following their 3-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and haven't looked back since the tactical change. His previous three goals had come against Bristol Rovers, Peterborough and Brentford in the cups but the Belgium forward wrote his name in Chelsea history on Friday. Read More »

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois

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West Brom, meanwhile, have tailed off since securing Premier League safety, winning just one of their last nine, but they remain a highly creditable eighth in the standings. Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, competes for the ball with Middlesbrough's Calum Chambers during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge stadium in London , Monday, May 8, 2017. Read More »

Manchester City Taking Time to Adjust to Guardiola's Methods, says Kompany

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Kompany, troubled by a series of injury problems over the last three years, has completed 90 minutes in each of City's last five matches, suggesting that his troubles may finally be behind him. "It doesn't depend on if they are going to play the last few games of the season", Guardiola told a news conference when asked about their futures. Read More »

Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible

Familia's problem is the latest in a string of setbacks for a Mets pitching staff that has been decimated by injuries and other assorted ailments and missteps. San Francisco went into Wednesday's series finale with the Mets with baseball's worst record at 11-23. Familia has not been the same pitcher since last season, when he led the National League with 51 saves and posted a 2.55 ERA in 78 appearances. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre: Olynyk hits led to outburst

Olynyk's play has been under the microscope since Game 3 when Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre charged at Olynyk after being floored by an illegal screen. "I don't agree with (Green's) assessment", Stevens told ESPN . Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley also came to the defense of his teammate Tuesday. Read More »

John Wall drains game-winning 3-pointer to force Game 7

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Bradley Beal and John Wall showed the way anew for the Wizards, who took a double-digit lead in the second only to allow the Celtics to get back. Tipoff: 8 p.m.at Verizon Center. "Tonight we saw if we're able to start the right way, the game's in our control". However, Brooks could do little to curb the bonanza of breakouts, and by the end of the quarter the Celtics controlled the transition game, outscoring Washington 15-0. Read More »

Spurs F Kawhi Leonard out for Game 6 against the Rockets

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The trio of Aldridge, Murray and Gasol combined for 33 of San Antonio's 60 rebounds, as the Spurs pummeled the Rockets on the glass by a 23-board margin. Behind a strong performances from LaMarcus Aldridge , Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons , the Spurs went into halftime up 19. In Game 2 , Tony Parker ruptured his left quadriceps tendon, which required season-ending surgery. Read More »

Chelsea Players To Receive £5m Title Bonus

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It was in July that Batshuayi signed a five-year, 40 million euro deal with Chelsea , bringing him to the Premier League for the first time in his career. Batshuayi was the hero after replacing Eden Hazard halfway through the second half, turning in Cesar Azpilicueta's low cross inside the last ten minutes. Read More »

Djokovic In Madrid Semis As Nishikori Withdraws

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The world No. 75, who dipped down to the challenger tour after losing in the first round of the Australian Open earlier this year, then looked set for a monumental upset as he raced into a 3-0 lead in the decider. Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (5), 6-3. The Madrid Open started the rivalry, with the Caja Magica witnessing an engrossing semi-final in 2009 lasting over four hours which Nadal won after saving three match points. Read More »

Daniel Cormier - Jon Jones II is Officially Booked

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After weeks of speculation as to whether Jon Jones will indeed, fight Daniel Cormier next, the UFC's announced the rivals will battle on July 29th. Jones defeated Cormier in a emotionally fueled bout following the heated pre-fight build up which included the pair infamously brawling at the MGM Grand lobby. Read More »

Chelsea Near The Premier League Title !!!

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Meanwhile, the ending of this game, meant that Middlesbrough is going to be relegated to the Championship because they lost all chances for survival in the Premier League with this defeat. Chelsea announced it had appointed Conte, 47, on a three-year contract in April 2016 and he took up his post at Stamford Bridge in July after managing Italy at Euro 2016. Read More »

Man United, Ajax Reach Europa Final After Dramatic Ties Vs Celta, Lyon

However, Mourinho pointed out that the Eredivisie season ends on Sunday and Manchester United will have to play three more games before the final. Manchester United are now just one game away from securing Champions League qualification and a second major trophy of the season after coming through a nervy night at Old Trafford. Read More »