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Arsenal maintain top four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

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Stoke have only lost one of their eight home Premier League games against Arsenal (W4 D3). Arsenal moved up into fifth in the Premier League with a vital victory over Southampton, their first league win at St Mary's since 2003, which came thanks to second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud. Read More »

Storylines: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey suspended for three days without pay

I don't think the Mets should be one of them. The Mets could lift Harvey's suspension and have him start, or push him back again until Saturday, which would have been his next scheduled start had he taken the mound Sunday. Noah Syndergaard was placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Wilk on the 40-man roster, the New York Daily News reported. If Cabrera is sidelined for a long period, NY could bring up 21-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas. Read More »

Liverpool thrashes West Ham to maintain control of UCL hopes

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His influence, both at West Ham and over the course of the season, has been integral in Liverpool's quest to qualify for next season's Champions League. One question came in from user Clarkinho, who asked: "Hi James, thanks for doing this. what is your genuine opinion on the type of transfer kitty Klopp will be handed this summer and do you think we will go after any big names?" Victory will give the Reds 73 Premier League points - the most a team has had in 38-game season without ... Read More »

Wall leads Wizards to National Basketball Association win over Celtics

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The team is giving up 125 points per game in Boston, compared to 94 points per game in Washington . The Cavaliers and Celtics have met six times previously in the postseason, with Boston holding a 4-2 edge. After two Wall free-throws to tie the game, the Celtics executed a ideal out of bounds play resulting in a Bradley jumper. Beal was getting everything he wanted at the rim and had five assists to only one turnover. Read More »

Always Dreaming becomes fifth consecutive favorite to win Kentucky Derby

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Thunder Snow, the colt from Dubai, did not finish the race after breaking poorly from the gate and bucking. Pletcher had saddled 2010 victor Super Saver and a year later Velazquez piloted Animal Kingdom to victory. "He was so headstrong when he got here (for the Derby) that I don't think staying here for another week is going to be an advantage", Pletcher said Sunday morning. Read More »

Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke sinks Pirates with 11 strikeouts

Replays showed what appeared to be a tooth flying from Iannetta's mouth - honestly, I'll be surprised if he only lost one - and he was bleeding from both the mouth and nose. On Saturday, the team will have more of an update on the status of Iannetta. The Pirates loaded the bases with no outs and tied it at 1-1 when Francisco Cervelli bounced into a double play. Read More »

LeBron hits historical highs in Cavs sweep of Raptors

So when the team faced Cleveland once again this year, many fans had hoped that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan would be ready and able to defeat James and the Cavaliers. Lowry knew the Raptors' season was over after they lost Game 3 on Friday night, and he was feeling existential afterwards. The Warriors still have a ways to go, but even with tougher competition awaiting, we should all keep in mind that they were missing their best player for several games, and are still without their head ... Read More »

Sturridge: Liverpool rose to the occasion

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After a stumble last week against Southampton - a game in which they could barely create a chance - the Liverpool attack were back at full throttle in the capital on Sunday. Liverpool are reportedly set to announce the signing of Hull City defender Andrew Robertson at the end of the season, while a double swoop is still possible. Read More »

Real carry double dreams into Sevilla game

Sampaoli is expected to leave the club at the end of the season to take up the vacant Argentina job. "I am improving in all aspects (as a coach), but that doesn't mean anything", he said. Despite losing 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final, Real withstood the onslaught and sealed a 4-2 victory on aggregate on Wednesday. Read More »

Relentless Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final

Meanwhile, Djokovic said he may appoint a new coach before the French Open, which begins on 28 May. Djokovic now leads the head-to-head record against Nadal 26-23, including winning their last seven meetings (not to mention 15 straight sets) and their last three clashes on clay. Read More »

Hamilton and Vettel give F1 the fight it needed

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Starting from fourth and fifth, Raikkonen and Verstappen came together when trying to squeeze around the first turn with Bottas alongside them. The Spaniard finished eighth on the road but was moved ahead of Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber when the German was handed a five-second time penalty for a pit lane transgression. Read More »

Premier League round-up: Saturday review

Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.20pm BST. Nacho Monreal , in fact, spent most of his time on the other side of the pitch, so Shaqiri spent most of the game unmarked but he failed to have any impact on the game whatsoever. Read More »

Conte: Chelsea title win feels like a "dream coming true"

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Conte has been linked with a move to appoint Pirlo as a coach at Chelsea earlier this season. They're very strong at the back as well. Conte will try to balance preparations for Wembley and keeping his leading players sharp with rewarding those who have had less game time this term. Read More »

Kyle Turris scores Ottawa's victor, and leads in hits

The Senators won the first two games of the series at home, while the Rangers won Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden. "That's the way you have to play in the playoffs", said Turris. "We had two good chances today and we were able to bear down". Concerns are also mounting over the play of goaltender Craig Anderson , who has allowed 12 goals in the past three games and sat out the final 20 minutes Thursday night. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: I can't explain my poor pace in Russian Federation

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Bottas is third, 10 points further back. Raikkonen has always been nicknamed "The Iceman" for his cool demeanor, but Bottas showed he can be just as chilled. "I can't explain it right now", the Briton, still second in the world championship but now 13 points behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, told reporters. Read More »

Klopp wary of top-four pressure

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Ahead of a trip to the London Stadium on Sunday, Klopp said Sturridge was fit and available should he be needed. Will Liverpool finish the season in the Premier League top four? "Maybe West Ham will play similarly (to Southampton)", he said. Read More »

Concussed Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are going into game four of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals without superstar Sidney Crosby , who has been ruled out with a concussion. A crucial icing call against the Oilers late in Game 4, not to mention some other linesmen-influenced plays sure to be debated, hardly make this pill easier to swallow. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Marcus Rashford's goal a product of hard work

The Spaniards were in uncharted territory coming into the tie, reaching this stage of the competition for the first time, while United had only won twice in 22 visits to Spain. On the other hand, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of making history for the club. "That match at Old Trafford, let's hope that Old Trafford wants us to win because when Old Trafford wants us to win, we win". Read More »

Fabregas hails his finest season amid frustrations

Chelsea have been warned West Brom will be no pushovers when they head to The Hawthorns for a prospective title party. Costa got his 20th league goal this season in the 23rd minute, controlling a ball lofted into the area by compatriot Cesc Fabregas and neatly nutmegging keeper Brad Guzan. Read More »

Chelsea face tricky test against Everton

The Toffees have an excellent home record of late and Ronald Koeman's men still have ambitions of a top-six Premier League finish this season. Conte said: " Everton are a really good strong team with great players in their squad". But the Chelsea manager has tried to combat that problem by telling them to revel in the experience of playing for such high stakes. "It is always hard if you have already the seventh position in the pocket and maybe they get a little bit more holiday or ... Read More »

Raptors point guard Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers

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Head coach Dwane Casey's one lament, besides the obvious poor night from behind the arc, was that he didn't get more from his bench in this one. Facing the end of their season, Casey said Sunday's game is about "pride". "He wanted to. The trainers told him he shouldn't try to go, because he was in so much pain". The Raptors started Cory Joseph in place of Lowry, who injured his left ankle in Game 2 . Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push

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City has 72 points, Liverpool 70, and Arsenal 69. At least, it did until Shinji Okazaki's crisp, acrobatic volley six minutes later made it 2-1. Pulling the strings in their attacking play and setting up Mesut Ozil for the visitors' second, his last act of the evening was to stroke a sublime effort past Jack Butland to put the game beyond doubt. Read More »

New York Mets Harvey Serving Suspension By Team

Harvey apologized Tuesday and admitted to staying out late the night before his absence, per ESPN.com : "First off, as I just did with my teammates and all the coaches, I apologized for my actions and I do apologize for my actions". "But they respect each other and that's all I want". Matt Harvey had been linked with Adriana Lima since March. Anybody in that room that misses a day and nobody knows about it, weve got to do the same thing.”. Read More »

Surprise Name Set To Get Premier League Medal For Chelsea Title Win

Since returning to the Premier League in 2010, West Brom have always managed to get a goal against the Blues at the Hawthorns and despite current form, history suggests that Chelsea will concede on Friday night. While Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu remain sidelined, defender Jonny Evans faces a fitness test ahead of the clash against Chelsea . "They are eighth in the league and have had a very good year". Read More »

Boston Celtics Vs. Washington Wizards

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In the Game 1, the winning and home team had Isaiah Thomas' highest score of 33 points. "I knew once game-time came, my guys would get me going, get me the energy to go out and win a game", Thomas said, ducking his face into his hands as he mentioned his sister, Chyna , who died in a auto crash on the eve of the playoffs. Read More »

Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1

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The big save kept the Senators in front, and they nearly added another one with about seven minutes left in the period, sneaking the puck past Penguins netminder Marc-André Fleury and into the corner of the net. That didn't sit well with the Senators or their faithful. But Ottawa stood firm through more than two periods and killed off all five Pittsburgh power plays during regulation. Read More »

Ranked Murray loses to Coric in 3rd round of Madrid Open

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The Serb successfully defended two match points in the final match and even had a match-point before Nadal claimed the match and ended a run of seven successive defeats to Djokovic to set up his eighth final in Madrid . There was not much more that the outgoing champion could add, as he admitted that his own quality of tennis just did not match up to where it needed to be. Read More »

Celtics were robbed of 1.8 seconds on last play of Game 6

As luck would have it, Wizards star John Wall would put the nail in the coffin for the Celtics as he hit a dagger three in the final; seconds to send the second-round series to a final 7th game. Game 2 was even more impressive for IT. Wizards: Had lost seven consecutive elimination games at home. Beal was 0 for 7 on 3s before making his only one of the game with 69 seconds left. Read More »

Losing Biyombo haunts Raptors after suffering sweep to Cavaliers

The Cavs have no injuries of which to speak, following a regular season in which J.R. Smith was lost for three months (broken thumb), Kevin Love was out for a month (knee surgery), and Kyle Korver (sore foot) missed almost a month. After just three playoff series victories in his four seasons as general manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is doing some soul-searching. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

Harden almost averaged a triple-double during the regular season, posting 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game. Leonard missed the overtime period in game 5 against Houston after tweaking his left ankle, and sat out game 6 while the Spurs rolled over the Rockets by a final of 114-75. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel second

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Hamilton punched the air in delight as he crossed the line. Bottas comes into the fifth round of the season third in the overall standings, 23 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel. As for Vettel, the fact that the German even took part in qualifying yesterday was a big deal as his Ferrari auto had a water leak after final practice session and they had to quickly to fit a new engine to his vehicle. Read More »