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Marlins nearly no-hit Mariners in 5-0 victory

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Chen had pitched only nine innings this season, so Mattingly chose the conservative route and brought in veteran Brad Ziegler for the eighth. Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning, ending the Miami Marlins' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant questionable for Game 2 with strained calf

From that point forward, the Warriors outscored the Blazers 46-to-18 by the end the third quarter and eradicated the Blazers' chances of a Game 2 comeback. They also rattled off a 13-game winning streak during that span without KD. The Warriors have won seven straight meetings with the Blazers now, but Portland has covered the spread in three straight meetings. Read More »

FA Cup semifinal offers Tottenham chance to heal old wounds

But, writing on Instagram on Wednesday, the former England defender said: "It s with overwhelming emotion that earlier this week the club and I announced this will be my last season as a Chelsea player". "He is getting better, he is improving a lot". They are more experienced than us. Two teams in unbelievable shape. Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard should retain his place and look to continue his good form, while Batshuayi and Willian deserve their chance to start. Read More »

Man arrested over attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus

Rather than any link to Islamist terrorism, they say the suspect, identified only as Sergej W, had speculated on Dortmund's share value falling after the bombing. "The explosive devices were detonated at the optimum time", prosecutors added. Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was wounded by the blasts, with a decision taken to delay the fixture by 24 hours. Read More »

Fans pumped, as Blues take 3-0 lead in series against Wild

But I won't do that to my many many MANY loyal readers. He was coaching Anaheim previous year when the Ducks lost their first two games at home, and then won the next three before finally losing the first-round series in seven games. "Once I cut in I wanted to get it over his shoulder there far side, and I was just lucky there was enough room to get it done", Zolnierczyk said. "We have to take a deep breath, throw this one in the garbage and focus on Game 3". Read More »

Explained: Isco's classy goal celebration v Sporting Gijon

Sporting went in front through Duje Cop, who slammed home a scooped pass from Mikel Vesga, only to see Isco level within three minutes. A looping header from Mikel Vesga put the Asturian side back in front five minutes into the second half but Real equalised again just before the hour through Alvaro Morata before Isco bagged a late victor. Read More »

Paul George: Lance Stephenson Must 'Learn to Control Himself'

After sitting out the second half of Monday's game with a left hamstring issue, Smith participated in practice Wednesday. Bucks 104 Raptors 77 At Milwaukee, Khris Middleton scored 20 points and Milwaukee overwhelmed cold-shooting Toronto to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Read More »

Serena won Aus Open while pregnant

Tennis queen Serena Williams took to social media on Wednesday morning to announce her pregnancy on Snapchat. Williams is aiming for a return to competitive action in 2018, having apparently won the Australian Open while carrying her baby if a "20 week" timeline she suggested in a since-deleted Snapchat post is accurate. Read More »

Passenger train derails in Kalagapur, none hurt

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Nobody was reported injured in the accident. Summary: A passenger train from Aurangabad to Hyderabad derailed between Sangam and Kalgapur villages in Bhalki taluk on Friday morning. The GM was accompanied by other senior officials from the headquarters and Secunderabad division. Special buses have been arranged to transport the passengers from Kalagapur to Bidar railway station. Read More »

Home ice may not be an advantage for Rangers against Canadiens

Tomas Plekanec's deflection with 17.3 seconds remaining in regulation tied the score and Alex Radulov's jam-in with 1:26 left in overtime won it, 4-3. "I saw it, but still I didn't get my arm up", Lundqvist said later after making 23 saves. That focus seems to be on forechecking the slower Rangers defensemen and letting goaltender Carey Price see as many shots as possible. Read More »

Karlsson scores in OT to give Sharks 3-2 win over Oilers

The teams each had 10 shots in the first period, but San Jose outshot Edmonton 28-7 through the next 40 minutes. "It just seemed the last two periods we were just hanging on". The stats favor the Oilers when the series begins Wednesday in Edmonton. The Sharks depth players carried the day, as Thomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Melker Karlsson, and Chris Tierney all pressured the Oilers into mistakes, while the defensive core limited 20-year-old phenom Connor McDavid to few chances. Read More »

Durant won't play for Warriors against Trail Blazers in game two

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Win, and Wednesday's home teams will be in control. But it came in a losing effort. PRESSURE IS ON: Thunder guard Victor Oladipo was 1 for 12 from the floor in his playoff debut, 0 for 9 outside the paint. Last night's game was a distinct illustration of the talent disparity between these two teams. Read More »

Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win

The Grizzlies lost the first game by 21 points, played better in the second game but still not enough better to win, and then , once the series shifted back to Memphis , they... Asked if he was frustrated with his team after a dismal third quarter, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said: "Coaches are always frustrated". "Like we were out on a picnic someplace", Popovich said. Read More »

Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

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Authorities say a bystander was also wounded. Islamic State rushed to claim responsibility for the attack, which left the policeman and the assailant dead and three others wounded, including a civilian. Searches were conducted in at least one suburb east of Paris after Thursday's attack. Brandit stopped short of calling the incident a terrorist attack, saying that authorities are looking at many possible motives, and that terror investigators are part of the investigation. Read More »

Tottenham Send Scout To Watch Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic

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Fligge said that with Dortmund scheduled to play Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, before next Wednesday's return leg at Monaco , there was no alternative but to reschedule the first leg for Wednesday. "We tried to give the best of ourselves, I tried to give the best of myself". It felt lousy. And that sticks with us. Tottenham reportedly sent their chief scout to Dortmund's Champions League tie with Monaco with a view to seeing Christian Pulisic in action, according to ... Read More »

Barcelona, Dortmund knocked out of the UEFA Champions League

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However, it wasn't enough as Barcelona's fearsome attack sputtered at the Camp Nou against the defending Italian champions. "Our participation in this tournament this season has been unforgettable but we had a very poor first half in Turin and that has cost us dear". Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Senators at Bruins Game 3

He started all six games of that series , which Minnesota won, going 2-4 with a.904 save percentage. Heading into game one, the team was down a slew of players. Nash took a forearm from Bobby Ryan to the head and he responded with a jab to Ryan's face, prompting the penalty just on Nash, when both should have been sent to the box with matching penalties. Read More »

Grizzlies Players Will Cover Coach David Fizdale's Fine for His Awesome Post

As Fizdale noted following Game 2 , the Spurs (31 of 32) more than doubled the Grizzlies' output from the free-throw line (13 of 15) while Kawhi Leonard outshot Memphis by himself (19 of 19). James was unfazed by the Pacers' fourth quarter fightback after the Cavs held on to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series . "It was a very poorly officiated basketball game". Read More »

New Chicago Bears 7-round mock draft

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However, he's not good enough that a team should draft him above a generational talent like Garrett. Join the With the First Pick team! The Mercury News is reporting that the Niners are open to the idea of moving down from No. I don't have any inside information, but I would be very surprised if the Bears moved up in the first round from the No. 3 spot. It's probably being done by a team drafting lower that actually medically cleared the said player and wants him to drop. Read More »

United can end season strongly, says Young

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An excellent all-round performance from Manchester United gave them a comfortable win over the league leaders; they move back into fifth, while Chelsea stay four points ahead of Spurs at the top. We didn't play a good game and United deserved to win. Zouma was a late replacement for Marcos Alonso, who pulled out in the warm-up, but Chelsea can offer no excuses here as they were second best throughout. Read More »

LeBron James to sit out regular season finale vs. Raptors

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The Boston Celtics (53-29) edged the Cavaliers for the top seed this season, taking advantage of a three-game winning streak and four-game skid by Cleveland following their final regular-season meeting on April 5. The Portland Trail Blazers, headed to a first-round playoff series against the Warriors, stunned the San Antonio Spurs 99-98 on Noah Vonleh's layup as time expired. Read More »

New England Patriots Fire Back at NY Times Over White House Photo

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The club also addressed claims star quarterback Tom Brady rejected the offer to attend, saying: " Brady was expected to be among them, but at the last minute, he announced that, due to an unforeseen family matter, he would be unable to join his teammates, coaches, and other Patriots staff in Washington ". Read More »

Patriots' Gronkowski Interrupts White House Briefing

The affable Gronkowski opened a door behind White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday afternoon. "I think I've got this, but thank you", Spicer responded, which drew a few laughs. President Trump made several mentions of specific players during his speech, including Danny Amendola (for his 4th down conversion), Trey Flowers (for his epic sack) and Julian Edelman (for his incredible catch), along with Marcus Cannon, Matt Slater, Nate Ebner and Malcolm Mitchell. Read More »

Will Browns trade up over Bills to get Mitch Trubisky?

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However, Kiper is saying that Cleveland could consider giving up some of the draft picks they've built up over the years in order to get another high pick. So, the Browns have the 12 and 33 picks to focus on filling the position with whoever that may be. However, another speculation is that maybe Chicago will simply keep their pick and surprise their fanbase when another QB's name is called. Read More »

The ball didn't want to go in against Juventus, says Luis Enrique

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But Allegri guided the team to its first Champions League final in 12 years as well as back-to-back league and cup doubles. However, the Juve stalwart has urged his team-mates to keep pushing for glory, telling BT Sport 2: "We're very happy with these small victories but what we really want to do is go all the way. Read More »

Penguins at Maple Leafs

Coming on some since midway through the first, the Jackets came charging back with three goals in less than seven minutes. Auston Matthews ended the season with 69 points, the most among National Hockey League rookies. He's the first player since Alex Ovechkin to hit that mark in his debut season. Toronto got out to a 3-0 lead after a goal from Matthews, and though Washington rallied with two goals in the third period, the team didn't handle Toronto's speed well and was called for five ... Read More »

Fabio Borini and Wahbi Khazri ruin David Moyes' skepticism

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The Sunderland manager's arrival on the touchline in the 20th minute of Saturday's home 2-2 draw against West Ham was greeted with a chorus of boos and chants of "we want Moyesy" out from the South Stand. "The support have been fantastic and when a manger's not doing well, a team's not doing well they deserve to take their frustrations out on somebody". Read More »

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

The typically spot-on Splash Brothers weren't hitting consistently. Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, center, shoots between Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee , left, and forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, April 16, 2017. Read More »

I don't feel extra joy at beating Chelsea - Mourinho

Chelsea's trip to Goodison Park is the most hard of their six remaining fixtures - Everton are flying at home, where they have won seven league games in a row. "Diego is very risky but the two link positions are the two positions we have to control". "These three points were phenomenal". "I don't think a lot of people expected it but we did". Read More »

Crowd trouble delays Europa League match in Lyon

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When the match got under way, former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel put Besiktas ahead but moments after Corentin Tolisso's equaliser on 83 minutes, Jeremy Morel robbed Spanish goalkeeper Fabri in the area to tap into an empty net. Clashes between rival fans started hours before the kickoff after around 15 000 Besiktas supporters arrived in Lyon , marching through the city centre and lighting dozens of flares. Read More »

Sale's 13 Ks, Betts' 2B In 10th Lead Red Sox Over Jays

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As a result, when Chris Sale arrived in Boston this offseason, I was not expecting him to pitch to his full potential in his first starts with the Red Sox . Sale allowed four hits, all singles, and walked one. The Blue Jays just can't seem to put together any offence in the early going of the season, which is a shame because the pitching staff is holding up their end of the bargain. Read More »