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Nike's two-hour marathon attempt misses the mark by just 25 seconds

Carey Pinkowski, executive director of the Chicago Marathon, told the Chicago Sun-Times he'd attend the event as a giddy fan, not to work. It's a long shot, but it's not completely nuts. These three runners have chosen to skip out on the traditional spring marathon season in an effort to focus and train for this one particular event. The data informed choices in training, nutrition, clothing, and of course, shoes. Read More »

Kessel delivers as Pens even series with Sens

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We've got guys who are invested and want to win". "So we're looking forward to it". The Pens dominated over long stretches after absorbing a 2-1 overtime loss in the opener. (Just ask Washington.) But the win means even more to Pittsburgh now, given just how many darn injuries they seem to keep getting. "They still won the game ... Read More »

The Demolition Of White Hart Lane Is Well Underway Already

Wayne Rooney scored United's consolation, the last ever goal at the ground, but Spurs claimed the points to finish their home campaign unbeaten in the league. Tottenham beat Man United 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday to confirm their runners-up spot in the Premier League for 2016/17. Of course there's going to be rumours over the summer, but I'd be very surprised if most of us aren't still here next season. Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

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Derek Sanderson Jeter, the captain, had his number retired - it's 2, in case you didn't know - and was honored with a plaque that joins those of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and some of the Yankees' lesser legends. Read More »

Real Madrid, Barcelona set up final day title showdown

Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 away to Betis to assure third place and automatic qualification for next season's Champions League , while Sevilla are guaranteed fourth spot and a play-off berth in Europe's elite competition after fifth-placed Villarreal drew 0-0 at home to Deportivo La Coruna, who clinched survival. Read More »

Novak Djokovic versus Kei Nishikori quarterfinals match preview

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The 12-time Grand Slam champion ended his long and successful relationship with Marian Vajda last week in an attempt to reverse his dramatic slump in form since winning Roland Garros previous year. In the women's draw, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals after top-seeded Angelique Kerber retired with a left thigh injury in the second set. Read More »

John Terry ponders retirement, is concentrating on coaching badges

A move to the south coast would mean minimum upheaval for Terry's family, a consideration that will be key when it comes to the defender making his final decision. This is the right final for John. "It's amusing to watch a game and to see both teams score four and three goals ", Conte said. "It is important as a group we keep the momentum going into the FA Cup final so we must come back here and win our last home game". Read More »

Arsene Wenger not giving up hope of Champions League qualification

But a run of five victories in six Premier League fixtures has boosted the north Londoners' hopes of making a late dash for Champions League qualification, a feat achieved by Wenger in each of his previous 19 seasons at the club. " We've got in on the final day many times ". We do our job and we have done that tonight. There's every chance they'll finish on a high and we'll get to find out if that theory was accurate or not. Read More »

Source says Lonzo Ball uncertain on non-Lakers workouts

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Tina is expected to recover from the stroke and is now in rehab. The former HOA president and another board member declined to comment. "When you're exclusive, that's when folks are like, 'I have to have that s-,'" LaVar explains. Tina, who was a basketball player herself at Cal State Los Angeles, has always been a big cheerleader for her three sons. Magic Johnson, Lakers president of basketball operations, said that the possibility of LaVar Ball messing up the chemistry of the team ... Read More »

Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card

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However, Sharapova was forced to call a halt to proceedings due to an apparent thigh problem when leading 2-1 in the deciding set against Lucic-Baroni. Ultimately, though, he said he determined, "It's my responsibility, it's my mission, to protect the game and protect the high standards of the game". Read More »

Aaron Judge interviews unsuspecting Yankees fans about Aaron Judge

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So far this season, Judge leads the Major League Baseball in homeruns with 14, is third in the AL with 29 RBI and has a.744 slugging percentage. Towering Bronx slugger Aaron Judge , he of 14 homers on the young season, went undercover for NBC's " The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon " to get uncensored opinions on, well, Aaron Judge . Read More »

Alonso says he had 'nothing to lose' at race start

With his FP1 over, Alonso - who will miss the Monaco GP to race the Indy500 - chose not to stay at the circuit, instead heading out for a game of tennis. It looks like it will be between them and us", Vettel said. Alonso admitted drastic improvement will be needed if he is to remain at McLaren and, should that not occur, he will be open to any offers in and out of F1. Read More »

Celtics' Thomas fined $25000 for comment to fan

Being back home should help them, but the Celtics will be ready to end the series . About the only drama in Boston's Game 5 win was when the Wizards scored the first two buckets of the game, for fear the Celtics would get off to another slow start. Read More »

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield: Back the Owls to clinch Wembley berth

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We must be focused and consistent. David Wagner is weighing up his next career move should Huddersfield miss out on Premier League promotion. Both have endured lengthy absences from English football's uppermost division, though the wait has been longer for Huddersfield , who have been outside the top flight for the past 45 years. Read More »

India to take part in Champions Trophy, says board

The ICC had set April 25 as deadline for the team selection but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not abide by it as it is involved in a row over the revenue sharing model under which India would lose almost half of its income. Read More »

Will give my best in Champions Trophy, says Mohammed Shami

Manish last played for India against New Zealand in October 2016. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will protect the stumps while Virat Kohli will lead the team. R Ashwin: There were doubts on his fitness as he was recovering from a sports hernia but his form in global cricket guaranteed him a spot in the squad . Read More »

Jose Mourinho reacts to Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United

As you well know, Sunday's game against Manchester United wasn't just Tottenham's chance to secure second place in the league once and for all, but it was also the club's last game at White Hart Lane. However, the Lilywhites held on to seal a deserved win in their last game on home soil before a new stadium is built on the same site. "Third (in 2016), second (this year) and hopefully next season we'll be No. Read More »

Boxing Predictions: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

The deal was signed and sealed last week, according to Golden Boy Promotions. "GGG, you are next my friend". "The fight is done". Canelo's convincing defeat of Chavez was his seventh straight victory since he suffered the only defeat of his professional career, in 51 fights, to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Read More »

Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!

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So I think Mr. Van Gaal left a good group of boys here with very good relations between them, and I've got that in my hands. Neville believes Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews, showed that his focus was probably on next Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford. Read More »

Peter Chiarelli Nominated For GM Of The Year

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The 30-year-old suffered the injury in Game 5 of Edmonton's playoff series with Anaheim. Draisaitl is a restricted free-agent however Chiarelli says his first order of business following July 1 is to sign Connor McDavid to contract extension, McDavid will be in the final year of his entry level deal next season. Read More »

Arsenal fighting to stave off Champions League 'disappointment'

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In other words, if City win both of their games, they'll secure Champions League football. What do Manchester City have to do to finish in the top four? Liverpool now sit fourth, one point ahead of Arsenal and with a better goal difference, but if they were to trip up against an already relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal would simply need to beat Everton to keep their run of top four finishes going. Read More »

Manchester City vs. West Brom live stream

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Guardiola can finish no higher than third in this season's Premier League, which will be the lowest final placing of his managerial career. " As a player, you are happy to play games on the field and this is something you enjoy the most, but if you really care about the club, you feel something inside of you that you want to create something big and that was one of the main things for me ". Read More »

Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

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Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Jeter stand beside his Monument Psrtk plaque during an on-field, pregame ceremony retiring Jeter's number 2 at Yankee Stadium in New York , Sunday, May 14, 2017. Now with his No. 2 jersey retired, all single digit numbers have been retired by the Yankees. Jeter was joined on Sunday by his pregnant wife , 27-year-old model Hannah Jeter. Read More »

Dhoni, Tiwary onslaught hands Pune final berth

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Indian off-spinner Washington Sandur and Shardul Thaker each took three wickets to restrict Mumbai . Dhoni has had his critics during the tournament, but the former India captain will play in a record seventh IPL final after bludgeoning a brutal unbeaten 40 off only 26 balls to get Pune up to 162-4. Read More »

Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals

Heading into Game 7, Boston and Washington were 5-5 in the regular season and playoffs with neither team able to win on the road. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. While Game 7 was bad, and he'll receive similar criticism to what James Harden did, this shouldn't erase how great he was in the playoffs. I say this because the Cavs are going to be great as long as James is still going strong, and he probably has three great seasons left. Read More »

Formula One Russian Grand Prix sees Bottas secure first win

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Vettel appeared to get away smoothly from pole, Ferrari's first since late 2015, but Bottas was even better. "I'm just keen to prove more in the next few races", Bottas said, on Sunday, as quoted by Formula One official website . It's very, very nice of him to be very professional about everything so far. "Lots of work will be done to figure it out". However, despite the bullish talk from Bottas, team boss Toto Wolff remains confident the two drivers, whom he has described as having no ... Read More »

Leonard will play in Game 1 of conference finals Sunday, Pop says

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They came out and challenged us heavy, put a nice little run together. Game 6 featured a quiet performance from Isaiah Thomas and a not-so-quiet performance from Avery Bradley . Instead, San Antonio will tip off the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, who swept their second-round series against the Utah Jazz, on Sunday in Oakland. Read More »

Olynyk steals the show in Game 7, Celtics advance to East Finals

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Game one of that series tips off on Thursday at 10.30am (AEST). He scored 14 points in a span of 7:03 during the fourth quarter, finishing with an incredible 26 in the Celtics' 115-105 Game 7 win over the Wizards . They outrebounded the Celtics , 43-31. Wizards: Dropped to 6-4 all-time in Game 7s. Brooks played Beal and Wall 46 and 45 minutes, respectively, but said it was necessary to try to stay in the game. Read More »

Departing Zabaleta savours Man City derby win

Their team swept to a convincing win to virtually guarantee Champions League qualification. Manchester City should be guaranteed one. The Nigerian worldwide who last played for his club on May 6 in the 5-0 rout of Crystal Palace has played 19 matches this season and has scored four goals but has found it hard to get more games under his belt. Read More »

Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations

United's chances of breaking their way in are all-but gone after Sunday's 2-0 loss at Arsenal - although they are now in with a chance of Champions League qualification after reaching the final of the Europa League. Sanchez is Arsenal's top goalscorer this season with 26 goals in 46 appearances. "We made 71 points and were second". They could overtake Man City if they win and Pep Guardiola's team lose, but there would need to be an unlikely six-goal swing. Read More »

Mourinho: Celta Vigo Match Most Important In Man United History

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United are now unbeaten in 24 successive Premier League matches - equalling their longest run in a single top-flight season - and Mourinho praised his team's resilience. "We lost because we didn't score and we had great chances to score before them". "We are giving everything we can, the players, myself, everyone that works around here". Read More »

Inspired Fognini a cut above Murray in Rome

The one-sided scoreline of this match, which found Italian No 1 Fabio Fognini running out a 6-2, 6-4 victor, will only underline the argument that Murray is in crisis. "I mean, the last couple of weeks, they have been tough and I haven't played well". Fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene also departed the men's singles after losing 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 to former world No1 Novak Djokovic, who dominated a first-set tie-break before comfortably winning the second set. Read More »

Arsene Wenger confirms change of position for Mesut Ozil

Sunderland slowly grew into the game from there on and Didier Ndong and Jermain Defoe both got chances to break the deadlock late in the first half, goalkeeper Petr Cech pulling off two smart saves to keep things all square. "I don't look at the other fixtures". The physio told me he (Sanchez) wants to come off (with injury) but he is still a fighter and still found the resources to score an exceptional goal after. Read More »