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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails 'invention' of Alexis Sanchez

After looking dead and buried for a top four finish just a month ago, Arsenal find themselves with a chance to sneak themselves into that Top Club Club again and continue Wenger's streak of not missing the Champions League. Sunday: 13.00 Crystal Palace vs Hull City; 15.15 West Ham United vs Liverpool; 17.30 Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United. City will have played their home game with Leicester City by the time Arsenal kick off at Stoke , but a Gunners victory is sure to stoke up ... Read More »

About Last Night | Kelly Olynyk To The Rescue

Olynyk's heroics helped the Boston bench outscore the Washington reserves 48-5. John Wall added 18 points and 11 assists for the Wizards , but missed his final 10 shots. Otto Porter Jr . had a postseason career-high 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting and a flawless 8/8 from the charity stripe. The run grew to 22-5 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter as the Celtics' lead became 94-81. Read More »

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

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The Suns traded their 2017 Lakers pick to the Sixers, and the Magic held onto theirs. Boston retained the right to swap picks in 2018 with the Nets in addition to the Celtics receiving first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In the 2016 draft the OKC Thunder entered without a pick in either the first or second round. Two things you didn't ask me but I'm going to tell you anyways: My favourite sporting event of the year is the NBA Draft. Read More »

'He will always be guilty': Odin Lloyd's family reacts to vacated conviction

MA courts have generally recognized a legal rule called "abatement ab initio ", or abatement, in which convictions are thrown out if a defendant dies before their appeal is heard. Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction has been vacated. The Bristol County District Attorney's office will appeal Garsh's decision to vacate Hernandez's conviction, saying the abatement is "antiquated". Read More »

San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Start Time, Betting Odds

Popovich said before the game Leonard was back at the hotel "ordering dinner". Popovich suggested his team had been unable to mentally cope with the loss of Leonard for Game 2 . "Give them credit because they played well". Jonathon Simmons, whose impact throughout the playoffs has been enormous, will need to take on Kawhi's defensive responsibilities. Read More »

Sharapova misses out on French Open wild card after doping

Sharapova had needed to reach the semi-finals in Rome to avoid needing a wildcard for the Wimbledon main draw. She is now taking part in the Italian Open, with her first-round win enabling her to enter the qualifying rounds at Wimbledon, should she not be handed a wildcard. Read More »

Mourinho done with EPL games after latest defeat

Mourinho, who had previously announced that he was going to select deputy goalkeeper Sergio Romero for the forthcoming Europa League final against Ajax, has added that he will also likely start the Argentina global in United's next match, away to Southampton . Read More »

Warriors vs. Spurs Game 2

When you get to 10-0 in the playoffs, Stephen Curry was asked, can you not help but think about what if, and what lies ahead? "As a group they just let themselves down", Popovich said. Except for forward Jonathon Simmons, who started for Leonard and had a team-high 22 points, the Silver and Black looked hung over from the disappointing loss on Sunday. Read More »

Parker out of play-offs after injuring his knee

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Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points apiece in San Antonio's first postseason game without Parker since 2001, which ended an National Basketball Association record of 221 straight playoff appearances for the Frenchman. "We had some opportunities with 50/50 balls that we didn't get", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He did miss six free throws", cracked Toronto's Kyle Lowry. Read More »

Trump travel ban: It's not the Muslims. It's the terrorists

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President Trump's travel ban will again be decided in court. "For instance, there is nothing "veiled" about this press release: 'Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, '" District Court Judge Derrick Watson said. Read More »

Draymond Green: 'Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping'

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal , center, goes to the basket between Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) and Boston Celtics center Al Horford , left, of Dominican Republic, during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round. Thomas said Olynyk is just playing playoff basketball and sometimes things are going to happen. However, after dropping Games 3 and 4 in lopsided fashion, the Celtics have returned to Boston searching for answers as they prepare for Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 ... Read More »

Back home, Predators eager to match Ducks' physical play

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The Anaheim Ducks gave up the first two goals Sunday night but rallied for a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators to even the Western Conference final at one win apiece, and that's become the Ducks' way. The Ducks had been 5-0-0 in games they led after the second period, but the Predators didn't let them extend that streak. The Predators now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can handle the pressure in Champions League race

LIVERPOOL moved to within touching distance of confirming Champions League qualification for 2017-18 as they thumped West Ham on Sunday. If not we don't deserve it. Wing back Sam Byram nearly gave West Ham an early lead when he shot inches wide before Liverpool wasted a chance of its own as Joel Matip headed Coutinho's corner onto the crossbar. Read More »

Merkel wants 'new dynamism' in links with France

Merkel said that, from Germany's viewpoint, it would be possible to change European Union treaties, adding: "I would be ready to do this, but first we will work on what we want to reform". Philippe's appointment ticks several boxes for the 39-year-old Macron, France's youngest president, who took power on Sunday. Philippe's age reinforced the generational shift in France's corridors of power and the image of youthful vigor that Macron is cultivating. Read More »

Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee

I feel like it opens up my scoring a little bit more". Pachulia played almost 7 minutes but not the entire second quarter and he didn't return after halftime as Matt Barnes took his place. Leonard scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting in almost 24 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. "He can't be timid". Recovering from a follow-up procedure May 5 at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak that stems from a pair of surgeries following the 2015 championship run, the ... Read More »

Sharapova wins opening match in Rome Masters

Thanks to wild cards at her first two tournaments, she lifted her world ranking to outside the top 200 this week. If Sharapova fails to reach the semifinals in Rome , the Wimbledon Championships wildcard committee, which meets on June 20, would have to decide whether to fast-track her into the main draw or let her take her chances in qualifying. Read More »

Real name suspended Nacho in squad ahead of appeal result

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In the knock-out stage, Juventus have only conceded only one goal so far, so it will be an uphill task for Real to breach Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. We'll all be supporting Celta tonight as they welcome Real Madrid to Balaidos in a game that will have huge ramifications for the destination of the title. Read More »

Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta praised by Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Meanwhile Arsenal ensured the race to finish in the Premier League's top four will go down to the final day of the season with a laboured 2-0 win against relegated Sunderland. Soon after, Zabaleta came off the bench in his final performance in front of City's home fans. "Sergio played, wow, like a long time I didn't see". Read More »

MRI reveals no structural damage for Kawhi Leonard's ankle

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You still go to jail, I think, when you're texting and you end up killing somebody but you might not have meant to do that. Then apparently he landed on my foot when I was already turned. Popovich also does not mind being labeled a hypocrite, as many called him Monday, because in his mind his stance with Leonard is the same as it always was with Bruce Bowen - to do everything within his power to protect his guy. Read More »

City eye top four boost to mark Zabaleta farewell

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He's such a committed player and always gives 100-per-cent to the cause - just look at how many stitches he's had in various wounds over the past nine years. "It was a ideal day for our performance, victory and three points, which help us be closer to our target", said Guardiola. Guardiola must decide whether to recall his 31-goal leading scorer Sergio Aguero to the starting line-up, having caused something of a surprise by naming him only as a substitute on Saturday. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says titles take priority over top four at Manchester United

Failure to win the Europa League will see their lucrative kit deal with Adidas take a £21million hit, yet executive vice-chairman Woodward believes things are on the up under Mourinho. Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted that Jose Mourinho made the wrong decision in freezing him out at Manchester United this season. "With where we are in the league now, it eats away at you that all those teams are above you and the points that you have dropped". Read More »

US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

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China is feeling increasingly alienated from its wayward North Korean ally and Sunday's headline-grabbing missile launch won't have helped matters. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced caliber compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 3,000 to 4,000 km. Read More »

Why the Boston Celtics Have Already Won Tonight's 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

Turning back the calendar, Tuesday night's big winners were the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, just like the National Basketball Association of the 1980s. The Boston Celtics claimed the top overall pick, after taking the Brooklyn Nets' spot, acquired in a trade for Paul Pierce . The difference is "not a big as people think", Goodman said. Read More »

Source Says Player is 'Expected' at Game 1 vs Golden State

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No is the minus-1,600 favorite ($1,600 to win $100), and yes is the plus-900 underdog ($100 to win $900). It'll be the Spurs' first time in Oakland since they spoiled the Warriors' season-opener with a 29-point blowout road win. This came after the Spurs had an outstanding 61-21 regular-season record, good for the second-best mark in the National Basketball Association. They cruised to the No. Read More »

Real Madrid in Champions League final despite defeat

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Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Sevilla on Sunday through injury and looks set to miss the remainder of the league season. "With tranquility and patience, we knew we were going to get chances", Zidane said. Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; James, Benzema, Ronaldo. Read More »

Derek Jeter Says He's 'Unprepared' for Fatherhood

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Derek Jeter had his night at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, but a couple of CT natives, now playing for Houston, helped spoil the celebration. "I want to thank my family for their love, support, honesty and more importantly their presence at everything I did both on and off the field". Read More »

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL game

Game 3 is set for Tuesday night in Nashville. John Gibson bit way too hard on the try and Arvidsson attempted a wraparound. The Predators also have a flawless 5-0 home record in these playoffs. To his credit, Gibson was excellent, with 38 saves for the Ducks. "I saw him on the ice last night, and he's composed". Nashville has become one of the coolest buildings to watch in this entire postseason. Read More »

Arsenal 3/4 to win against Stoke City in Saturday's Premier League clash

Let's not go too quickly to conclusions, and focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday . "Alexis is always a slow starter in games but he gets stronger and stronger". "Every time it was interesting, I think, the play". "It's not because we lack character if we lose games that people expected us to win, but this is a good opportunity to come back and recover". Read More »

Champions Chelsea celebrate with thrilling win over Watford

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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", Conte told reporters. Sunday will be his last game at Chelsea and many fans, you would imagine, would love to see him hoist it once last time to say goodbye. Read More »

India to tour West Indies in June

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The first two ODIs will be held in Trinidad before the action moves to Antigua for the next two matches. The final ODI ( July 6 ) and the lone T20I ( July 9 ) will be played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica. We claimed damages of Dollars 42 million (approximately) but that was also waived by Shashank Manohar after he became the BCCI president for the second time. Read More »

Sharapova to miss French Open after wildcard snub

Sharapova stunned the sporting world previous year when she stood up in a Los Angeles hotel to say that she had failed a doping test for meldonium - a drug that she said she had "legally" taken throughout her career to treat medical conditions. Read More »

Arsenal Join Race For Real Madrid Star

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Antonio Conte's Chelsea has been strongly linked with a move for Morata of late. Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign this in-form Real Madrid star. He's started barely a third of Real's games in La Liga, although has still contributed an impressive 15 goals, averaging almost a goal a game when he does start. Read More »

Lockie Ferguson helps Rising Pune Supergiant to their first IPL final

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The opposition, however, will have two Mumbaikars gunning to make a statement and help Rising Pune Supergiant make the final of what could well be its last week in the IPL. Glenn Maxwell's first Indian Premier League season as captain ended with a lopsided loss, third-ball duck and public rebuke from his Kings XI Punjab coach Virender Sehwag. Read More »