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Ricky Stenhouse uses late pass to win Geico 500

The Talladega victory was such a sweet redemption for Stenhouse, a MS native who considers it his home track. Naturally, they stopped him, asked him who he was (and) said, 'Would you get in the auto?' They placed him in the vehicle, talked to him. Read More »

Always Dreaming rewards many with Kentucky Derby victory

In other words, Emarsys allows Twinspires to analyze users based on data like their favorite jockeys, horses and trainers, as well as how much they wager, said Sean Brady, president of the Americas at Emarsys. "The victor was too good", said Ian Wilkes, who trains McCraken. Classic Empire was one of the favorites at 6-1. "I don't think I'm any better trainer right now than I was an hour ago". Read More »

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics just one win away from Eastern Conference Finals

So Washington will have to balance their efforts to take advantage of the Celtics on the offensive glass with the need to keep them from getting easy baskets. Clothing jokes aside, the Celtics entered Game 5 looking to sharpen their cuts and better space the floor. And then there's Avery Bradley . "We definitely got some momentum, we just gotta take care of business", Thomas said. Read More »

Western Conference finals begin in Anaheim

It was a major momentum shift from Game 5 on Friday, when the Ducks pulled off a miracle in the dying minutes and erased a 3-0 deficit with three goals while Gibson was on the bench for an extra attacker, sending the game to double overtime and an eventual 4-3 Ducks win. Read More »

NFL Draft 2017: Five Late-Round Hidden Gems

Contenders often like depth and potential replacements for aging veterans. With all of the picks in, let's take a look at which teams have made the best decisions during this draft. Gabriel Peppers is a safety who will add to that improved defense. Running backs also got plenty of attention as Tom Coughlin and the Jaguars took LSU's Leonard Fournette with the fourth pick and the Panthers selected versatile Christian McCaffrey of Stanford with the eighth pick. Read More »

Wizards Win Game 4, Tie Series at 2-2

Game 4 is Sunday in Washington . It was not the regular up 2-0 issue with overconfidence. The two stars crossed paths last season during Bryant's farewell tour and Bryant sat down with Thomas before Bryant's final game in Boston. The way they did it might not draw many new fans, as it kind of resembled the 90s Pistons. Somehow, everything clicked for the Wizards and there was nothing that could stop them. Read More »

Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane

Ultimately, Cristiano Ronaldo's first leg hat-trick proved the difference as for the fourth straight season Real eliminated Atletico from the Champions League . Zidane, however, still urged his side to take no chances on Sunday. He said on his club's website: " I'm happy to have made the Champions League final. Read More »

Yale Lary (1930 - 2017)


Lary became a great two-sport athlete, starring in both football and baseball. Lary remains third on the Lions all-time interceptions list, and his 787 career interception return yards rank second in Detroit history behind Lem Barney's 1,015. Read More »

Red Sox Lose Series Finale to Baltimore 8-3


The feud seemed to settle down after Gausman's ejection, but we doubt we've seen the last of the fireworks between these two clubs. "There was at least one pitch that was of grave concern to us, a second one that was of serious concern", Manfred said. Read More »

Hamilton: Start will be crucial in Spain

I will race the Indy 500, one of the best or the biggest race in the world. But I missed the last exit [at the side of the track] so knew that I would have to move the vehicle a bit more - and then I suddenly got the information that I was okay again. Read More »

Neal nets OT victor for Predators


It stood to reason that Nashville was in a good spot to lean on a exhausted Anaheim team and pull away as the game wore on. Though Anaheim struck first, the first period belonged to Nashville. This year, the team has received contributions across the board. If Anaheim couldn't match Nashville's speed, the Ducks made sure they matched their physicality. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Dominates Chavez Jr., Announces GGG Fight in September


Alvarez , who had been fighting at light middleweight, had been accused of ducking the heavier Golovkin for a year. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez wiped the canvas with adversary Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The biggest star in boxing easily dispatched Chavez Jr., sweeping up scorecards of 120-108 across the board. They later showed a promotional video for the fight. Read More »

Manchester United agree deal to sign James Rodriguez


Perez reportedly told that he would evaluate only the situation after the end of the season which apparently did not convince both of them. However, Balague has revealed that there appears to be an agreement between De Gea, Manchester United and Real Madrid about a transfer this summer. Read More »

Mourinho accepts Europa final's make-or-break billing


It has not been an easy first season for Mourinho at Manchester United following his appointment as Louis van Gaal's permanent successor last summer. "I don't feel like that". Matteo Darmian and Man United will contest the Europa League final without many top players. Jose Mourinho admits he played up the importance of Man United's match against Celta Vigo . Read More »

Tarasenko scores 2, Blues beat Predators 3-2 to even series

While it rattled the team momentarily, they managed to go up 3-1 heading into the third period until crowd momentum helped the Blues score two goals in two minutes. He picked up a goal and an assist in Nashville's 3-2 loss, giving him two goals and five assists in the postseason. "We were bound to lose a game". "They've shown us that they're going to keep getting better every game". Read More »

Sunderland relegated, Moyes unsure about future


The result coupled with Hull City's draw at Southampton means David Moyes' side are 14 points from safety with four games left. "We're all disappointed and I feel more for the supporters". American owner Ellis Short doesn't mask the problems engulfing the club, saying "significant work" is now required to secure an instant return to the Premier League . Read More »

Nationals extend Bryce Harper through 2018 season

That number marks the largest single-year, arbitration-year deal in Major League Baseball history, and Harper can pile on another $1 million to that purse should he be awarded NL MVP. Harper can still be a free agent after the 2018 season, but agreeing to this contract early shows that the sides are talking. "I think most important, there's a comfort level, a comfortable player that doesn't have to worry about discussing a contract next year", he said. Read More »

Chelsea defender reacts to Premier League triumph


The respect Conte is held in by his players was clear to see as each one of them hugged him after the final whistle at the Hawthorns before joining together to throw him into the air in a joyous scene in front of Chelsea's supporters. "This is a dream that is coming true", said Conte, who has won four successive domestic championships after three with Juventus. West Brom put up a stubborn defence, frustrating Chelsea's efforts, so Conte chose to take off Eden Hazard and Pedro ... Read More »

Sanchez's goal keeps Arsenal's top-four PL finish alive


He added: "We had opportunities, they had one or two as well, so it was an open game but then in the second half we managed to come out and just keep playing our game , waiting and being patient until the opportunity came". "He scores important goals ". With that in mind, Wenger may be tempted to recall Arsenal stalwart Laurent Koscielny, who missed the Southampton game through injury. Read More »

Novak Djokovic in Madrid Open 2017 semi final


In set number 2 we saw picture flawless Nadal, who had 17 winners and just 2 unforced errors in 7 games played! Nadal then raised his game to completely dismantle Nick Kyrgios, while Djokovic looked assured on serve as he moved past Feliciano Lopez . Read More »

Romero is Mourinho's final choice


Evidently, the Manchester United manager is reluctant to make key changes to his starting line-ups for the left Premier League fixtures. Romero, 30, has started United's last 10 European games, including both legs of the semifinal against Celta Vigo. Read More »

Lloyd wins 1st winner's medal with Man City Women


When Birmingham City Ladies walk out at Wembley on Saturday they will be confronted by the best elements of their past and by a vision of the future they hope to embrace. City went into the tie as favourites after their impressive Champions League campaign and the invisible season which saw them claim the WSL 1 title, but the champions of England had to put on a tough display to defeat the resilient Reds. Read More »

Kelly Oubre apologizes for actions during Game 3

Olynyk, some would argue, was not innocent at all in his dustup with Kelly Oubre, Jr. Avery Bradley supported his teammate and snuck in a shot at Draymond, who is nearly as famous for his work with nutshots as his work on defense. I mean, the screens we've been setting ... for the most part, I feel like they've been legal. "I think they're really loading up, and so there's sometimes a look of two guys, sometimes a look of three guys that are all in that vicinity". Read More »

Klopp Confirms Fresh Double Injury Blow Ahead Of West Ham

I asked both a lot of times, "OK?" Adam Lallana is also pushing for a recall to the starting eleven after easing his way back in to action following a thigh problem but Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson remain on the sidelines. Klopp is adamant that there will be no sign of nerves from his side at London Stadium . "Of course he wished us all the best". "I have always said to the players they don't have to feel pressure because they know what they have to do, and if you know what you have to ... Read More »

Celtics star Thomas fined $25k for cursing at heckler

The Celtics dealt the Wizards a 123-101 loss in game five to put them in the driver's seat for the series . Working in the Wizards' favor is the fact they are returning to the Verizon Center, where they are a ideal 5-0 this postseason. Read More »

Wallabies earn dream Rugby World Cup draw

They said: "It's incredible, it's exciting, we're playing against multiple world cup winners and you want to be playing against those". Scotland were grouped with Ireland and Japan in Pool A for the 2019 tournament along with a European qualifier - Romania now top the rankings - and a cross-continental play-off victor. Read More »

Brunt warns WBA won't roll over for Chelsea

Title-winning bosses are often rewarded with new contracts and Conte may be offered an improved deal, 12 months into the three-year contract he began last summer. "The most important thing is to write the history of the club", Conte added. Also, the Blues have a chance for another trophy, because they are playing in the FA Cup finals, against Arsenal. Read More »

Westgate SuperBook installs Spurs as massive underdogs in Western Conference finals

The 10 points that Harden had on Thursday night tied for his lowest point total of the season, with the last time he scored just 10 in a game having come back on January 31 against Sacramento. "It was a real team effort with 32 assists and just seven turnovers". Jonathon Simmons , who started for Leonard, had a stellar game at both ends of the court, finishing with 18 points on 8-12 shooting and four assists in 31 minutes. Read More »

Spurs reach Western Conference finals with rout of Houston


San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston . "They played well at the offensive end with a lot of sense, and on the defensive end it was one of our best nights as far as scrambling around trying to keep up with these guys". Read More »

Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

San Antonio entered the night with a 3-2 lead over the Rockets in the Second Round of the Western Conference NBA Playoffs. And the Rockets deserve some shame for their complete no-show in Game 6 . "We've got to get better next year". "We've got a whole summer.to put it behind us", Harden said. There also will be at least one key question, that being the status of Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard , who sustained a sprained right ankle in Game 5 and did not play in Game 6 . Read More »

Giroud double helps Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 in Premier League


He's a fighter and he showed that today. "He's a freak of nature this boy". "At the moment, we have consistency", Wenger said. Such has been the narrative surrounding Giroud's five years at Arsenal , over which time he has scored 97 goals without ever truly establishing himself as Wenger's first-choice, that it seemed inevitable he would play a crucial role in this match. Read More »