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National Hockey League explains why Sidney Crosby was not pulled from Game 6

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These are the games in which they live to play. “I dont know if theres any hump to get over, ” said Trotz, who is 1-1 with the Capitals in two Game 7 opportunities in 2015. The concern with Crosby comes from the fact he has a long history with concussions and suffered one during Game 3 against the Capitals, which forced him to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. Read More »

Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years

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We had a great home record this season and we scored a lot of goals. It has not been a happy end to the campaign, though, with the club limping to the finish line over recent weeks given they've had very little to play for. Kane finished with 29 goals despite missing eight of the 38 games through injury, with his tally augmented by a second hat trick inside three days. Read More »

Kolarov insists Manchester City ´far and away´ Premier League´s best

Liverpool are a more attractive destination for top players than a few years ago and clinching Champions League football for next season would be the "icing on the cake", manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. Arsenal v Everton, Burnley v West Ham, Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Tottenham, Leicester v Bournemouth, Liverpool v Middlesbrough , Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Stoke, Swansea v West Brom, Watford v Manchester City . Read More »

Hazard: Chelsea lacked fitness last season

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Since arriving in the Premier League, from Ligue 1 outfit Caen in the summer of 2015, the French worldwide has become renowned for his tenacious ability to regain possession. "We have to find consistency. He is a legend for this club and in this season he has been very important to winning this title, and for this reason I have to take my time and make my best decision for him". Read More »

Russell Westbrook named First Team All

ET. He last finished fourth in 2008. The honor for the Cavaliers star, now in his 14th season, comes as no surprise. James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Even with James and the rest of the starters sitting out the fourth quarter, the 130 points was the most ever scored by the franchise in a playoff game. Read More »

Maria Sharapova to go through Wimbledon qualifying

Italian Open organizers were the first to offer Sharapova a wild card, and they were criticized for not giving one to former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, an Italian. Sharapova needed to reach at least the semi-finals of the Italian Open to qualify for the main draw of Wimbledon 2017. "In return we are providing Maria with a main draw wild card for this year". Read More »

There Is One Serious Drawback To Ireland's Rugby World Cup Draw

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They are one of the best teams in the world. Given the stranglehold the New Zealanders have over South Africa , it now seems unlikely that the Boks would win that match. The 1991 champions and two-time finalists face another arduous pool in Japan . "On the other hand, we know Ireland pretty well and have a couple more opportunities to play them before the World Cup, while we also know a lot about their players through the Guinness PRO12". Read More »

Shikhar Dhawan Pumped-Up for Champions Trophy

Shami who last played in the semifinal of the 2015 World Cup proved his fitness by participating the IPL and will play a key role in the championship. Even as statement described the decision as "unanimous", ex ICC and BCCI chief N Srinivasan, who was part of the meeting through video conferencing, is learnt to have caled for a more hawkish line against the intenational body, an Indian Express report said. Read More »

Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas

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John Terry opened the scoring for the home side in the 22nd minute but Capoue canceled out the skipper's goal immediately in the 24th minute. But it has certainly served me well for the future when hopefully one day I become a manager. Chelsea's win over West Brom on Friday night confirmed them as English champions for the sixth time, and fifth in the Premier League era. Chelsea said on their official website: "After securing the Premier league title, and with agreement from all ... Read More »

Royals-Twins washed out, with doubleheader set for Sunday

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In the bottom of the 10th the Twins drew three straight walks to load the bases for Jorge Polanco. Minnesota is averaging more than a run per game more than Kansas City. Ian Kennedy , originally scheduled to start Saturday, will start the second game. Kennedy (hamstring) is expected to be activated off the disabled list in time to make his first start since a May 4 loss to the Chicago White Sox in which he surrendered five runs (four earned) across 4 1/3 innings. Read More »

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte declares Arsenal 'favourites' for FA Cup final

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Terry then embraced his team-mates, who lined up to form a guard of honour, before handing over the captain's armband to his replacement Gary Cahill as head coach Antonio Conte looked towards next Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal. "We'll have to put a patchwork team out to try and get a positive performance, because we were obviously up against opposition of a much higher level than us". Read More »

Antonio Conte determined to keep pushing forward after successful first season

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Chelsea captain John Terry says he will wait a few weeks before deciding where his future lies after bringing down the curtain on his Stamford Bridge career. No wonder there were constant chants of "Antonio, Antonio" echoing around Stamford Bridge; but this was also a huge day for Terry. "If you feel this then it is right to continue to play". Read More »

Arsenal miss out on Champions League for first time in 20 years

The win kept the Manchester side two points ahead of Liverpool, whose comfortable success at home to Middlesbrough earned them a place in the Champions League playoff round. Amid the growing uncertainty over the future of the club, Wright, who won the Premier League and two FA Cups with Arsenal , said he was pleased with the move by the fans, Goal writes. Read More »

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

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With Leonard sitting out, San Antonio needed a near-perfect game out of its power forward. Lets be honest: The Warriors are probably going to sweep this series, especially if Kawhi Leonard (ankle) is once again going to be sidelined. "He's not thrilled he's not playing, but he's not ready.". Combine the regular season and the postseason, and this Golden State team (78-15, .839) has a better record so far than last year's regular-season record-setting club (88-18, .830). Read More »

Cloud Computing wins Preakness Stakes

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For the majority of the two-minute race, Cloud Computing was trailing behind Always Dreaming and Classic Empire. Held every year on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , the Preakness is the second of three Triple Crown races, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks prior to the Belmont Stakes. Read More »

Jose Mourinho's freaky interview with MUTV lasted 16 seconds

United created the first chance when debutant Mitchell floated a pass into Wayne Rooney's path and the captain's chip over Wayne Hennessey only just cleared the crossbar. Harrop was given his full debut by Jose Mourinho in the game and he showed what the fuss was all about as he scored a great goal just 15 minutes into the game. Read More »

Stephen Curry scores 21 points in Warriors' win

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Game 4 is Monday in San Antonio , with Golden State now on the brink of clinching its third straight NBA Finals trip. San Antonio managed to match a postseason high with 33 points in the opening quarter and led by as many as six points in the first half, but eventually succumbed to the Warriors' firepower as Golden State outscored San Antonio 35-22 in the second quarter for a 64-55 halftime lead. Read More »

Durant's big third quarter helps Warriors sink Spurs

Leonard's injury took place after the club already had lost Tony Parker in the Western Conference semifinals because of a ruptured quadriceps tendon . Golden State shot 55 percent from the field and was 11 for 27 on three-pointers. "They did a great job and competed really well", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Golden State. Read More »

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

Yet while the potential triple blow will be grim reading for Arsenal fans ahead of the cup Final, Chelsea fans took to social media to rub further salt in the wounds of their rivals. Arsenal felt the numbers should have been evened up when Ashley Williams - already booked - escaped a second yellow for a trip on Welbeck and Everton were soon back in it when Rob Holding inexplicably handled Leighton Baines' harmless cross and Lukaku clinically converted the resulting penalty. Read More »

Preds Look To Seize Control Of Series In Game 2

The eighth-seeded Predators are in the conference finals for the first time in franchise history, pulling off a stunning sweep of Chicago in the first round before dispatching St. Similarly, the Predators are a blazing 8-2 in the playoffs and have been immaculate on home ice, going 5-0 at Bridgestone Arena. Getzlaf has 18 points in the postseason, trailing only Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin (19). Read More »

Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying

Heavy rain delayed the start of today's qualifying by five hours, forcing all drivers to make one four-lap attempt late in the afternoon on the 2.5-mile oval. Alonso was talking to reporters when Bourdais' accident occurred, and Alonso looked up at one of the video screens with concern. Bourdais was scheduled to have surgery Saturday night. Read More »

Jose Mourinho fighting for new Manchester United deal

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Wayne Rooney starts for a fifth consecutive match. When they preserved their Premier League status with last Sunday's 4-0 defeat of Hull he also said he does not want to be fighting relegation again in 12 months' time , but he has added: "Can we challenge for Europe?" The quartet performed impressively on what could have been a long afternoon for much-changed United given Palace boss Sam Allardyce ignored Mourinho's plea to go "slow" with a strong line-up at Old Trafford. Read More »

Mandzukic, Dybala fire Juve to record scudetto

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Juventus FC on Sunday became the first club in Italy to clinch six consecutive Serie A football title after defeating Crotone 3-0 here. Although Juventus were top of the league at the time, they were only one point ahead of Roma and had already lost four games. Read More »

Cavs set National Basketball Association record with 41-point halftime lead

He was scoring 23.3 points per game in the playoffs - including a 53-point game vs. Washington that was one shy of John Havlicek's franchise postseason record. LeBron James had 30 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks in 33 minutes. In the long game, it should be Fultz, next year's likely top 3 pick, Jaylen Brown and possibly Hayward (via free agency) or Avery Bradley . Read More »

Europa League: Ibrahimovic says he is ready for final

Mourinho handed full debuts to four youngsters in an experimental line-up against Palace, and he said in his notes for the contest at Old Trafford: "Like everyone else we (will have) played 38 Premier League matches this season". "The last final I did not have to do a lot, just make sure that I was fit and rested", Van der Sar told Press Association Sport. "Thank you. We tried". Read More »

Named NBA all-star teams of the season

For months, there has been chatter about the possibility of Westbrook earning the prestigious award. Twitter had varying feelings about James not getting to get all dressed up and sit next to Harden, Leonard, and Westbrook in a Heisman-lite sort of ceremony. Read More »

Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

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So Jose has been putting all his eggs in one basket by getting ready for their last chance of qualifying for the Champions League, by winning the continent's second competition the Europa League. Debutant midfielder Josh Harrop had a day to remember as his first start was full of promise, with an energetic display leading to his first goal for the club, set up by Paul Pogba. Read More »

Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

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Mbappe pulled a goal back midway through the second period to end Juve's stretch of clean sheets, but it was little consolation for a completely outclassed side as they now turn their attention to the Ligue 1. Monaco. The Brazilian, who had both assists in the first leg, delivered yet another glittering cross to Mandzukic making a far-post run, and while the striker's header was saved by Subasic, he roofed the rebound from point-blank range for the opening goal. Read More »

Djokovic eases into Rome semis after rain delay

Williams, competing in Rome because "I still have a lot to give", was more circumspect about her chances of emulating Serena by winning Roland Garros. French Open champion Djokovic took his record over the giant Del Potro to 14-4. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova is also safely through after easing past experienced clay-court player Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 7-5. Read More »

Sergio Garcia has hole-in-one on island green at Sawgrass

Jordan Spieth and this year's Masters champion Sergio Garcia both shot 73, but Garcia's round was one he will never forget thanks to a hole in one on the famous island hole No. He also shot 70. Fowler managed to see the big picture. "One of those days where I kept out of trouble", said Hughes, of Hamilton, Ontario. Garcia's round was different. Read More »

Kyle Larson has the poll for NASCAR's All-Star race

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In many ways, the race on Saturday night felt like a funeral for the All-Star Race as an annual event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, who started the final stage in third, went to the bottom of the track, almost tearing up his splitter in the grass, to make the pass. Read More »