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Monaco's Mbappe sets Champions League records against Borussia Dortmund


The kick-off was delayed by five minutes, affecting Dortmund's concentration again. Monaco striker Radamel Falcao stunned the Manchester City fans with an expert chip over the keeper sending City crashing out of the Champions League. Marco Reus has returned to first-team action and should start against Monaco with Borussia Dortmund 3-2 down from the first leg. "Our heads have to be focused on tomorrow's game, we're 90 minutes into the Champions League semi-finals but that's true for ... Read More »

Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers

Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also scored. The Oilers have scored five goals this entire series. But Draisiatl said they didn't abandon the game plan. We'd say that's a pretty good return on the investment. It was a one-off. Instead, DeBoer sees the alternate captain's sluggish play as a product of missing the final seven games of the regular season after he took a puck to the mouth on March 25. Read More »

Bulls beat Celtics again


The Boston Celtics are playing host to the Chicago Bulls tonight in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics studied more than their normal amount of film in an effort to keep the Bulls from cleaning the offensive glass. But the Celtics were outrebounded 43-38 and shot 10-for-33 from 3-point range. We played against Boston back in the day, Rondo knew all the plays. Read More »

Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks

The Wizards have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series . Washington has held the Hawks to only 5/29 (17.2%) on catch-and-shoot opportunities overall, way below their 37.5% regular season mark. After Washington won the series opener over the weekend, Millsap bemoaned aloud about how things went, saying: "The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA". Read More »

Vikings get Monday night opener at home vs. Saints


It's likely the Saints wouldn't sign Peterson until after the draft but it's been reported from multiple sources that the future Hall of Fame running back is willing to play for $5 million or less given the right situation. In Week 15, the Vikings' return to U.S. Bank Stadium after the aforementioned three-game road trip, the Vikings will host the Cincinnati Bengals . Finally, for the third time in four years, the Vikings will conclude the season by hosting the Chicago Bears . Read More »

Rays' Odorizzi injured, makes early exit vs. Red Sox

Once again, the Tampa Bay Rays are striking out on the road. After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. Just like his previous two starts, Sale received nearly no run support. After winning 89 games last season and finishing the year one step shy of the World Series, Toronto lost nine of its first 10 games - the worst start in franchise history. Read More »

Goffin downs Djokovic to set up possible Nadal showdown


Cilic seemed to be in command when he broke at the start of the third set. The Spaniard, taking part in his fifth clay court tournament this year, will now face the victor of the match between Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Frenchman Lucas Pouille. Read More »

F1 Bahrain GP: Bottas expects Mercedes, Ferrari pace battle to swing

Mercedes have never had a designated number one driver, and team boss Tito Wolff said the desire was to give both equal opportunity at the start of the race. The day proved to be hard for Red Bull Racing. SAINZ PENALIZED: Spanish driver Carlos Sainz received a three-place grid penalty for the next race after stewards ruled that he crashed into Canadian Lance Stroll in the Bahrain race. Read More »

Ramos and Pique rivalry underlines Clasico tension

Pique, though, is unlikely to receive a rousing reception when Barcelona face Real in El Clasico on Sunday (the game starts at 8:45pm SA time). "We are human, of course, something is going to affect us", he said following the loss to Juventus. Read More »

Brisbane win a thriller over the Wanderers


The second half was a completely different story with the Roar well on top for several periods of the half. Aloisi indicated at a press conference on Thursday that he never got the chance to decide on Broich's future at the club before the German confirmed he would leave to continue his career elsewhere. Read More »

Celtics nail down top seed in East

The runaway favorites and league's top team overall during the regular season, the Golden State Warriors, will take on the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers, in the first round. "But that wasn't the deciding factor in any moves". "It's very special. I mean, for me it is". "I've never been a No. 1 seed". Not only will the three-time All-Star be set loose on guarding Boston's biggest scoring threat in point guard Isaiah Thomas , but he's looking forward to it. Read More »

Paul George Hates Everyone

Smith (5) passes against Indiana Pacers' Jeff Teague (44) in the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series , Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Coach Nate McMillan isn't sure how much he can use the league's slam dunk champion, who returned to practice on Sunday. "We have so many pieces on this team, but everyone has to stay ready", Irving said of Shumpert's cameo. Read More »

Bulls' Rajon Rondo Has Thumb Fracture, Is Out Indefinitely

Game 3 between the Cavs-Pacers, Raptors-Bucks and Spurs-Grizzlies will take place Thursday night. For a few days, including the January 27 home loss to the Heat that dropped them to 23-25, the Bulls overtook the Knicks as the league leader in dysfunction. Read More »

Mourinho says no sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s

Former United skipper Roy Keane suggested that snub from Mourinho was the "final nail in his coffin" at Old Trafford, but Rooney could now be asked to fill the void left by Ibrahimovic's absence. "If one day it is not mathematically possible we have to put everything in the Europa League because the Europa League is an important title, and on top of that the bonus of playing in the Champions League". Read More »

J.R. Smith Leaves Game 2 With Left Hamstring Injury

A number of questionable shots and breakdowns on defence by Cleveland allowed IN to make a late charge, but none of this seems to concern the player carrying the team's title hopes. "And that was big". While ultimately I believe the team is best with C.J. Miles playing alongside Teague/George/Young/Turner, it might make more sense to elevate Glenn Robinson III. Read More »

USA, Mexico and Canada team up for 2026 World Cup bid

The US has hosted the event once in 1994 while Mexico has hosted the event twice in 1970 and 1986. The vote will be the first under Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, who was elected in February to head the organization. Read More »

Jazz's Gobert to miss Game 3 vs Clippers with knee injury

The Utah Jazz will again be without star center Rudy Gobert on Friday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers in game three of their National Basketball Association first-round playoff series . Paul finished with 21 points, ten rebounds and three steals. Without Gobert to patrol the middle, the Clippers easily had their way. "We're excited to be there and hopefully they're all as rowdy and excited as Jazz fans will get". Read More »

Atletico have edge in Champions League semis - Buffon


They'll need every bit of that grit and guile against a Juventus team that is much more experienced and prepared to defend a large lead against B Barcelona's attack. Juan Cuadrado struck wide after the break following another Juventus break, before Messi's low effort deflected off Giorgio Chiellini and flew inches wide of the left-hand post. Read More »

Four Adjustments For Hawks Going Into Game 2


Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench after that and both teams cleared their benches soon after that. John Wall: This team rises and falls with Wall. Kent Bazemore's nightmare season continued, tonight committing four key turnovers as the primary ball handler. He's not the best big man in the league like he used to be, and he's also not the seriously inconsistent potential locker room cancer he was at times during his stint with the Rockets. Read More »

Novak Djokovic stunned by David Goffin at Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters


Then, there was that unfortunate game when I dropped my serve, the match turned around. Yet Goffin, who had only previously won one set in five matches against his opponent, hung in there and broke back to level at 4-4 before claiming a major scalp when the favourite netted a backhand under huge pressure after fending off four match points. Read More »

What is Manchester United's best route to UCL football next season?

Martial has struggled to adapt to life under Mourinho, with the 21-year-old starting just twelve Premier League games so far this season. Last weekend, Herrera gave an account of just how far he has come under the tutelage of Mourinho, as he kept Chelsea's talisman, Eden Hazard quiet all game long, assisted the opening goal for Marcus Rashford and grabbed the victor for himself as Manchester United convincingly beat the Premier League leaders 2-0. Read More »

Lined Up: Game #4 @ Bruins

Monday's game ended amid the controversy regarding the penalty call that led to the winning goal - Ryan's second goal in three games in the series and his third in the last four going back to the regular-season finale, after a 13-game goal drought. Read More »

Bill Murray To Release Debut Album This Year


Some of the readings will be taken from literary classics by Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway, while Murray will also sings pieces from musicals like West Side Story. One of Murray's best known Saturday Night Live sketches was "Nick the Lounge Singer," while his acclaimed turn in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation featured a memorable karaoke scene . Read More »

Ichiro hits home run in potential final at-bat in Seattle


It turned out to be an old teammate that got the better of Barraclough. The Miami Marlins are 0-5 this season when allowing more than four runs and 7-1 when allowing our or less runs. Leonys Martin singled, stole second and then advanced to third on an errant pick-off attempt by Koehler. Chen started the seventh inning with another walk - to Haniger, who worked back from a 0-2 hole. Read More »

Kris Jenner slams Caitlyn's memoir: It's 'all made up'

Even though Caitlyn Jenner, who used to be known as Olympic runner Bruce Jenner, still enjoys a wonderful relationship with her daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the same can not be said of her stepchildren with ex wife Kris Jenner . Caitlyn Jenner's relationship with the Kardashian children is much more distant than it once was, a source tells ET . It has been leaked that Jenner wrote in The Secrets Of My Life that Robert knew OJ Simpson was guilty of murder, but he worked with the ... Read More »

The final fall of ex-Gator, Patriot Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said. Before he hanged himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez used a red marker to scrawl the Bible verse John 3:16 across his forehead, according to a report . Read More »

Sensational Isco spares Real Madrid's blushes against Sporting

And this season they are on course for success in both La Liga and the Champions League as Zidane continues to impress since taking over in 2016 from the club's reserve side - Real Madrid Castilla. But Alvaro Morata headed Madrid level again in the 59th, and the pacesetters kept pushing until Isco netted the victor. Real Madrid managed a 3-2 win at a gallant Sporting Gijon on Saturday. Read More »

NHL Playoff Standings 2017: Current Bracket Matchups and Postseason Picture

And on Sunday, the Islanders' home finale against the Sens starts at the same time as the Lightning's finale against the Sabres (5 p.m. EDT), but the Leafs start an hour later at home against the Blue Jackets. The moments get big and you've got to be able to push through it. "I think we have to move forward. We are not winning enough 50-50 battles". It's quite the turnaround for Toronto, both from last season and from the time of the last playoff berth four years earlier. Read More »

Bulls' Butler can't wait to guard Celtics' Thomas

Boston had momentum going into that game, but the lopsided contest firmly re-established Cleveland's dominance in the conference. The Celtics have secured the No. "It should be a fun series". The evidence is clear, as Cleveland has lost their past four consecutive games, on the other hand Boston has put together a string of three consecutive victories. Read More »

Rangers hang on to even series with Habs 2-2


COLUMBUS, Ohio | Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist and Columbus held on to beat Pittsburgh, avoiding a sweep in the best-of-seven playoff series . However, they did not let it overpower or distract from their game. The Rangers' returning players need to step up also. The second period was nearly a replica of that of game one when the Rangers tilted the ice and generated more chances and kept the Canadiens in their own zone for much of ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp won't be bringing Joe Hart to Liverpool

Klopp believes Sam Allardyce possesses one of the most potent attacking set-ups in the division and explained at his pre-match press conference why focusing too much on former Liverpool striker Benteke would be a mistake. The Reds are also without midfielders Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson. Jurgen Klopp remains wary of Crystal Palace threat, and rightfully so as the Eagles have won on their last two trips to Anfield. Read More »

Monaco beat Dortmund to storm semis

Since the explosions occurred near the Dortmund team bus as it was travelling to Signal Iduna Park for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco, Tuchel's men have beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the Bundesliga but lost 6-3 to the French side over two legs. Read More »

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal


In the redesign, the heavy water reactor will be reconfigured so it can not yield fissile plutonium usable in a nuclear bomb. When asked by a reporter whether the White House had any reasons to suspect that Iran was cheating on the nuclear deal, Trump appeared to ignore the question, answering only that his administration was analyzing the 2015 nuclear deal. Read More »

Joe Pavelski scores fastest playoff goal in Sharks history

Kassian's goal, his second straight game-winner, came at the 10:45 mark of the third period and was enough to give the Oilers a two-games-to-one series lead. David Schlemko's clearing attempt was intercepted by Kassian in the slot, and Kassian beat Martin Jones with a backhand to make it 1-0 with 9:15 to play. Read More »