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Larsson scores twice as Oilers beat Ducks 5-3


Jordan Eberle fired a centring pass towards the crease and it struck Maroon in the right skate. Edmonton extended its lead to 2-0 on Maroon's power-play goal, his second of the playoffs, at 6:41 of the second period. The Ducks, who have advanced to the second round in three of the last four years, can head the 2,800 kilometres to central Alberta feeling one of two ways: in a heap of trouble or exceedingly unlucky after carrying the play but still managing to lose twice on home ice. Read More »

Wenger applauds master of invention Sanchez

All Arsenal can do is keep winning and with four victories in their last five league matches they are enjoying their usual strong finish to the season. It's been a testing season for Arsenal . "The most hard thing against a team like Stoke is scoring the first goal and after that we had to be efficient". Read More »

Posting Up: Jeff McDonald on Tony Parker's injury and Spurs-Rockets


It is unclear who will start at the point guard position in Game 3 with backup Mills and rookie Murray having started for Parker during the 19 games he missed in the regular season. Tied at one game apiece, the series between the Rockets and Spurs now shifts to Houston. The Spurs are above any one player - the team dynamic ensures that. Read More »

Chris Ashton: 'Retaining European title with Saracens a pleasure'


I played against Glasgow in the quarters and started all the games before that bar one. Clermont were the last side to beat Saracens in Europe when they knocked them out of the competition in the semi-finals two years ago and are renowned for their ability to blitz teams in the early stages of games. Read More »

Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions

He also insisted that he was not upset at missing out on a top-four finish and took a fresh swipe at his rivals by saying that they would rather still be fighting for a third trophy this season - like United. "I think it makes sense to say but I don't feel like that, I don't want the players to feel like that, I don't think the board feels like that because we work very hard". Read More »

Spurs prepare for White Hart Lane farewell


Also Manchester United have a chance to hand Tottenham their first home defeat this season and if they fail to do so Tottenham could go unbeaten at home for the first time in a league season since the 1964/65 season. With Mourinho focussing in the Europa League, some players could come into the squad to make their debut's. This will mean that Ben Davies will continue at left-back with the likes of Kieran Trippier and Moussa Dembele pushing for recalls after having to settle for ... Read More »

Arsenal's top-four hopes are all but over, admits 'angry'Petr Cech


It hurts because it was a huge game for both teams. Tottenham's win means they are now just one win (or draw) away from going the entire Premier League season unbeaten at White Hart Lane. It was not the objective (to finish below Tottenham), so we are disappointed with that", the former Chelsea star added. I think that showed, that little bit of more confidence and quality on their side. Read More »

Jose Mourinho hilariously destroys Arsenal despite Man Utd defeat


It's nice for them. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies? I'm not enjoying that. Today I tried to win. "Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he's a big manager". Instead, following Thursday's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Celta Vigo in Spain, their attention is focused on winning Europe's second-tier tournament, with the associated prize of Champions League qualification. Read More »

Anthony Joshua in position for all comers


TYSON FURY HAS laid the gauntlet down to Anthony Joshua, claiming he could beat the heavyweight champion with one hand tied behind his back and no warm-up. "I was going back in my mind to the Jack Dempsey era (of the 1920s)", said Hearn. Tyson Fury has made it abundantly clear that he is eager to return to the ring and face countryman Anthony Joshua , even claiming that he is ready to forego a tune-up fight despite nearly 18 months out of action. Read More »

Hiddink backs Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

Terry, Chelsea's emblematic skipper, will end his 22-year association with the club at the end of the season and seems certain to start at least one of their final two games. "If I say I'm not thinking about winning the double, I am a liar", Luiz said on Let's not forget, Chelsea started well but then stuttered, and his reaction to that painful Arsenal defeat was to rip the playbook up and completely change formation , something that players don't generally like to do - they ... Read More »

Nishikori beats Ferrer to set up Djokovic showdown in Madrid


David Goffin beat fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-4 6-2 to set up a meeting with the victor of Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios. 'I can not promise to play or pull out right now. Despite the recent win, Nadal is expecting a tough match against Goffin, who on his good day can stun top players in any competition . "Eventually the game will come together". Read More »

United out to spoil Spurs party

The title is gone now and the same will soon apply to White Hart Lane, 1899 to 2017, but it was some way to go and one final happy memory from the stadium that gave us The Game Is About Glory. Anthony Martial came close to levelling in the 18th minute after outmuscling Toby Alderweireld on the edge of the area, but the former Monaco star was unfortunate to see his curled effort go inches wide at the far post. Read More »

Rob Manfred explains why he intervened in Red Sox-Orioles feud

Josh Rutledge drove in a pair of runs for Boston after entering the game in the first inning when starting third baseman Marco Hernandez left with a strained left shoulder. With Ubaldo Jimenez, Thursday's scheduled starter, pressed into a relief role on Wednesday, Baltimore called up Tyler Wilson from the minors. "You have pitchers out there with f-ing balls in their hands throwing 100 miles per hour trying to hit people", Machado said. Read More »

Arsenal's Wenger finally gets best of old foe


We can expect Vigo to play their strongest side at Old Trafford, and since they are a goal down, they could easily throw caution to the wind. Ince told PaddyPower: "Jose Mourinho keeps going on about playing a "weakened" team against Arsenal to save themselves for the Europa League second leg". Read More »

Eagles draft pair of cornerbacks on Day 2 of draft

Jones (6-foot, 186 pounds) was a first-team All-Pac 12 selection last season. The Eagles drafted Sheppard and Brown in the first and second rounds in 2002, and they combined to play 221 games in an Eagles uniform, reaching the playoffs in five of the seven years they were together. Read More »

Tom Brady plays with the Packers on Madden: "I like that offense".


It doesn't stand a chance!" Brady told ESPN that he usually plays against his 9-year-old son Jack, who typically picks the Patriots as his team. "It does feel weird". The confirmation of the QB's appearance on the forthcoming game's cover also came along with a brand new teaser trailer for the title, which shows off gameplay footage, graphical refinements from the previous installment with the Frostbite engine, its release date of August 25, 2017, and more. Read More »

Fan banned from Fenway Park after using racial slur


At first he assumed the other fan mistook him for a kindred spirit, Hennick said, but now he believes the man was reacting to the uproar over Jones. "I thought we'd moved past this a long time ago", said Jones, who said he heard fans call him the N-word on Monday night and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction. Read More »

Arsenal climb to 5th in EPL


Arsenal are fifth and have three games to play while Manchester United are sixth and one point behind. Asked by Standard Sport whether hiring a plane to trail a banner against the manager was reflective of the values of Arsenal , Wenger said: "I want to focus on football". Read More »

West Ham rout 'perfect afternoon' - Klopp


The reds made two changes for this game, with Adam Lallana ready to make his first start in nearly 2 months and Daniel Sturridge in for the injured Roberto Firmino. 'We have to be honest about it. Ogbonna had been expected to miss the visit from Jurgen Klopp's side, but he is back and has given Hammers boss Slaven Bilic a timely boost as the Croatian now has seven first team players out of action with injuries. Read More »

UCLA forward Mallory Pugh joins the Washington Spirit


The Spirit selected Pugh with the top pick in the league's distribution ranking order . Nike announced on Saturday that it had also reached a long-term sponsorship deal with Pugh. The brightest rising star in United States women's soccer will play in the NWSL after all. After the season, Washington traded its most popular player, captain Ali Krieger, and watched 2015 NWSL MVP Crystal Dunn sign with English club Chelsea, leaving the Spirit as the only NWSL team without a USA national team ... Read More »

McIlroy set for scan after back pain


Five days later in the final round, he was walking off the 14th tee when he spotted the reporter who had asked for the one-word description. It was gusting quite a bit so it was hard to pick the clubs but I managed to play very nicely, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens for the conditions and made some really good putts. Read More »

Thierry Henry: This is how Jose Mourinho will have the last laugh


It was Arsene Wenger's first victory over Mourinho, and Manchester United had no answer to goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck. "It's the first time I leave Highbury or Emirates and they're happy". Defeat at Spurs could see them slip to sixth, having already drawn 14 games this season. Arsenal has finally ended the tradition of loosing to Manchester United . Read More »

Klopp: West Ham thrashing was flawless

The 27-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season and that was just his third league goal of the campaign, but Sturridge claims his sole focus is on helping Liverpool secure a top-four place. They have had a hard season. A goalless home draw with Southampton last Sunday put Champions League qualification back in the hands of Manchester United, although their defeat to Arsenal later in the day means that Liverpool are once again in control of their own destiny heading ... Read More »

Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea

Conte said: "I thought that Hazard and Pedro were exhausted and we needed more energy". "We were not lucky, we did a great job". Recall how Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in his second season because he failed in Europe despite winning the League and FA Cup double in his first season. Read More »

Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

Iannetta was removed from the game after being hit in the face by a Johnny Barbato fastball leading off in the seventh inning. "Everything was okay", Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo told the Associated Press. I think we are all very fortunate for that. I've been on the other side. Once the Pirates have to pull Nova, Arizona can do its real damage and run away with the game. Read More »

UFC 211: Jessica Andrade proposes after losing to Joanna Jędrzejczyk


Joanna Jedrzejczyk , the second woman to hold the strawweight belt, defeated Brazilian Andrade via unanimous decision. " I always told my mom that one day I would be very, very rich ", Andrade said at a UFC 211 media lunch in. Reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor congratulated Jedrzejczyk in a tweet later Saturday, calling her a "ferocious fighter". "One day, when I didn't have a fight booked, I played with them there and they said 'wow, you're great, join our team so we can ... Read More »

India announce Champions Trophy squad; Dhawan returns, Pant misses cut

Also, Rohit Sharma makes a comeback to the squad after being sidelined for more than 6 month due to injury that he suffered in the series against New Zeland. Young Manish Pandey in the team will add on to the batting strength . Shami is hopeful that the quartet of him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah should be able to perform as a unit. Read More »

John Wall's late 3 leads Wizards past Celtics in Game 6


Thomas and Avery Bradley each had 27 points for the Celtics , who have won their last five home games. His postseason field goal shooting has also spiked - up to 46.1 percent from 39.1 and 36.6 - and he's No. At home in Game 2 , Thomas scored more than half of his 53 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, outdueling Wall and putting on a historic playoff performance. Read More »

Sergio Romero wants to stay at Old Trafford for a 'long time'

Bailly was sent off along with Celta's Facundo Roncaglia after a bout of pushing and shoving involving players from both teams in the final minutes of the 1-1 semi-final second leg draw at Old Trafford. The United boss said: "He played all the eight matches of the knockout stages". "But if I was on your side and you are always looking for this kind of capital- letters big headlines, I accept if you say that". Read More »

Capitals brace for offseason changes after latest playoff exit


That has either spawned, or been the result of, a newfound cohesion among the Senators. "But we're expecting Crosby at his best the next game and Malkin and Kessel and those guys, and it's going to be very, very, very, very hard". "Rest is a weapon". Crosby finished with two attempts despite nearly six minutes of power play ice time . "If you asked someone to name a thing about Cleveland, the teams are among the first few things to come up, versus a place like San Francisco or NY where the ... Read More »

Rashford rocket gives Man United away win in Europa League semi-final

The 19-year-old netted a stunning free kick at the Balaidos on Thursday night, giving the Red Devils a 1-0 advantage going into their home leg of the Europa League semi-final. Rasford put in a Man of the Match performance having scored a superb free-kick to give United a priceless 1-0 away victory but the striker limped off in the 80th minute to be replaced by Anthony Martial. Read More »