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No comeback this time as Juve snuffs out Barca

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Juventus has given a masterclass in defending to deny Barcelona the chance of another sensational comeback. Buffon had to make just one save all match as Juventus defended as a team, with the forwards tracking back too - something which has been its strength under Allegri. Read More »

Monte Carlo Masters wrap: Nadal destroys Zverev as Murray, Wawrinka crash out

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Ramos-Vinolas needed 2 1/2 hours to win, but could have got there faster after leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker - only for Cilic to level the set score with a volley that only just landed in. World number two Djokovic, a two-time victor of the clay-court tournament, fell away in the second set and saved two break points at 4-4 in the decider, but got the job done on Court Rainier III to set up a meeting with David Goffin . Read More »

Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer suffers fractured foot

Manuel Neuer will miss the end of Bayern Munich's season through injury. "The referee had a bad game". Bayern were left incensed, though, as Ronaldo's second and third goals were clearly offside. "The only thing he did was to stay calm and he proved himself on the pitch". I'm not saying that the result was predetermined by Federation Internationale de Football Association, but bad refereeing like this can lead people to think that these games are often decided beforehand by the ... Read More »

Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way

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While all three mock drafters touting McCaffrey had perennial Panthers pick Leonard Fournette being selected before Carolina was on the clock, a couple of them had the Panthers passing over potential top-three picks in favor of McCaffrey. Read More »

Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No

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In 2014 with the 22nd overall pick it was Jonny Manziel. I think it would take the 33rd pick, one of the best value slots in any Draft, for me to be totally on board with a trade all the way out of the top ten. If the Browns were going to search for their franchise QB it would have to be hometown hero Mitch Trubisky or National Champion Deshawn Watson. Many suggest Fournette goes to the Carolina Panthers with the 8th overall pick in the draft. Read More »

The Bulls Are Up for Game 3: What to Expect

Per the Bulls press release, "Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston on Tuesday night". Can Boston turn things around away from home and take the series back to Boston for game 5, or will the Bulls heap more pressure on a team already dealing adversity and look to take a commanding 3 game lead in the series . Read More »

Rajon Rondo persists through hard season

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Thomas played through tears Sunday night in the Celtics' 106-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls in the opener of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series - just a day after his 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas was killed in a auto crash. Read More »

Winning Game 2 is job No. 1 now for Clippers

LA Clippers guard JJ Redick (4) shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell (11) in the third quarter at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles April 6, 2017. "They're a team that they keep fighting", Griffin said. "At the end of the day, it's going to be only 10 guys out on the floor, and you've just got to keep your composure and your trust". Read More »

Warriors mulling holding Durant out

That's why everyone should be watching for Stephen Curry to take control of the series. Not having Durant in the lineup is nothing new to a Warriors team that went 16-4 without him in the final stretch of the regular season. "We won and I don't care if we won by 2 or 12", Thompson said . So Durant may also be ruled out for Game 3 , Saturday in Portland. That's a good chunk of time to spend nursing a strained muscle, and might be even more reason for the Warriors to remain cautious. Read More »

Big-time games begin Packers' 2017 schedule

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Here's a month-by-month breakdown of the Packers' 2017 regular-season schedule, and how we see it playing out. The post Breaking down the Bears' 2017 schedule appeared first on Cover32. And when Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens for the regular season, the wait will be worth it. They will go on to face two divisional foes, followed by a visit to Philadelphia. Read More »

Giants to Put Buster Posey on Disabled List

He did not feel anything jarring as he sat near the plate after getting hit by a 94 miles per hour fastball. It's clear we could all use a presence as solid as Buster Posey in our lives, although we need pitchers to stop hitting Buster in the head with baseballs first. Read More »

Mariners Fan Who Caught Ichiro's Homer Gets Signed Bat

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Yankees 9, White Sox 1: Aaron Judge hit a 448-foot homer, Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) pitched seven innings of one-run ball and NY completed its first stretch at Yankee Stadium this season 8-1, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. Read More »

Senators "pretty calm" after Game 2 win

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Game 4 is Wednesday night at TD Garden. Miller logged 7:08 of ice time in Game 1 before colliding with Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki in a leg-on-leg hit in the second period. Definitely not good enough. We were lucky to come back the way we did. "I guess we tried to play too defensive and they made us pay". Brassard has a team high 2 goals ( tied with Ryan) and added 2 assists for 4 points ( tied with Ryan and Karlsson for the team lead), and he has also won 61% of his ... Read More »

Warburton to captain Lions as Hartley misses out

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Also poised to tour Argentina are prolific try-scoring rugby league convert Denny Solomona, who qualifies for England on residency grounds, and uncapped back-row prospect Sam Underhill. Fellow England centre and rugby league convert Ben Te'o was also in, as was Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler , who has yet to start a test for England. Read More »

Isco strikes to keep Real Madrid in control of LaLiga

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona this weekend could prove to be a title decider in La Liga, and both star studded sides could really take one huge step towards lifting the league title. The eccentric former Arsenal captain didn't disappoint in his first press conference where he promised to "kick some players' arse" in an uphill battle to save Granada from relegation in the final seven games of the season. Read More »

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

It was that kind of night for the Bulls, who cruised to another improbable win (111-97) against the top-seeded Celtics on their home court. The Bulls spent the entire regular season with a question mark at their point guard position. Indeed, in the direct aftermath of the Game 2 victory, Hoiberg praised Rondo's defense on Thomas. But Rondo is proving the biggest revelation. He had 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in the game and didn't show any effects of a possible injury. Read More »

Serena Williams pregnancy confirmed; posts picture on Snapchat and then deletes it

Her management told Reuters the American planned on returning to the tour next year - months after Williams turns 36 in September. Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, being ranked world No. Other female tennis players have had children and returned to the tennis circuit with great success. Kim Clijsters retired briefly to start a family, then came back to action and won Grand Slam titles. Read More »

UFC 210 breakdown, betting odds and picks

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If you think you were the only one that was confused when Anthony Johnson chose to grapple Daniel Cormier rather than create distance and box him, you're wrong. Cormier on if he had a broken nose: "He kicked me square on the nose with his shin". Johnson (22-5) has reeled off three straight wins since he lost to Cormier at UFC 187 in 2015. Read More »

Messi is Messi, I'm Paulo, says Dybala

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Juventus looked like scoring every time they went forward, and could have scored more than the three they managed. Juventus defender Dani Alves says that his team "approached perfection" in their performance against Barcelona on Tuesday night. Read More »

Cavaliers make it 2-0 over Pacers

Cleveland is up 2-0 over the Indiana Pacers , but both games have come down to the final minutes. Maybe that spark will ignite a larger fire in the defending champions, who allowed a big lead in the fourth quarter to almost disappear again before finishing off the Pacers . Read More »

Warburton to lead Lions, Hartley misses out

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The breakdown of the data also reveals the Lions contingent have the edge when it comes to experience with a combined 1,867 caps compared to the All Blacks's 1,244. Three surprise inclusions are Wales No. 8 Ross Moriarty , Ireland center Jared Payne and New Zealand-born England center Ben Te'o , while England prop Kyle Sinckler got the call even though all of his eight test appearances have come off the bench. Read More »

Emotional Anthony Johnson Announces Retirement After Loss to Cormier

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If you think you were the only one that was confused when Anthony Johnson chose to grapple Daniel Cormier rather than create distance and box him, you're wrong. Mousasi (-125) has put together an impressive MMA career with a record of 41-6-2, and has found his groove in the UFC of late with four straight wins. Read More »

Jose Mourinho demands Anthony Martial follows lead of Manchester United teammate

However, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain sidelined and are not expected to be back before the end of the season. United can also qualify for the competition by winning the Europa League. Marcus Rashford scored United s extra-time victor against Anderlecht and looks set to deputise up front for top scorer Ibrahimovic, who is still to commit himself to United beyond the end of the season. Read More »

Bangladesh bring back Shafiul for Champions Trophy

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Paceman Shafiul Islam , who last played one-day worldwide cricket in October previous year, has been named in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy in June, the country's board said on Thursday. All-rounder Shuvagata Hom was omitted from both squads as chief selector Minhajul Abedin pointed out that fewer spinners are needed in English conditions as they are typically more suited to fast bowlers. Read More »

The New York Times fumbles photo comparison of Patriots White House visits

For example, the New York Times tweeted a photo comparison of the Patriots standing outside the White House in 2015 vs. 2017, and it appeared Barack Obama had a lot more guests than Donald Trump. "In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn". We set out to verify if a much smaller number of players attended this year's visit. A reported 34 members of the Patriots visited the Trump White House on Wednesday in celebration of winning Super Bowl 51. Read More »

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

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According to Ken Rosenthal , he could be out for 6-8 weeks, dealing serious damage to the Giants' hopes of bouncing back from their slow start. The Giants' 2017 season was already off to sputtering start, but a manageable slump turned calamitous on Friday. Read More »

Murray crashes in Monte Carlo, Djokovic struggles on

Victory for Vinolas-Ramos marked the first time the 29-year-old from Barcelona, who reached last year s French Open quarter-finals, had got the better of a world number one. Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, seemed to be in command when he broke at the start of the third set. Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 French Open champion, was also sent packing when he lost to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-4 6-4 but nine-time champion Rafael Nadal crushed birthday boy Alexander Zverev for ... Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo Injuries Overshadow Manchester United's Europa League Progression

Ibrahimovic was able to hobble off after the injury and Rojo told reporters he was "okay" while limping heavily through the post-match mixed zone. Although he expressed his concern about the extent of the injuries suffered by Rojo and Ibrahimovic, Mourinho refrained from speculating on how long they might be sidelined, instead saying he would wait to see the results of their medical scans. Read More »

Lowry lifts Raptors to Game 2 win over Bucks

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 23 points and hit the go-ahead jump shot, an 18-footer, with 1:43 to play after the Bucks tied the game. The NBA Playoff Odds for the game have the Raptors favored to pick up the win at home. They desperately needed a win, and they got that in a 106-100 victory. Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that Antetokounmpo is stepping into his own at the right time. Read More »

Mourinho turns to Rooney amid United's injury crisis

Ibrahimovic was withdrawn after hyperextending his knee in the game's final seconds while Rojo was substituted early in the first half after suffering a knock to the knee. Marcus Rashford scored the victor in extra time as Manchester United beat Anderlecht to reach the Europa League semifinal. Given that United are going for the Europa League and a Premier League top four finish, losing Ibrahimovic would be a hammer blow for Jose Mourinho . Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Giannis scores 24 w/ 15 boards in Game 2 loss

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He's a fighter and I just knew he wouldn't be satisfied the way he played the first game". Lowry scored just four points in Saturday's Game 1 loss, missing all six of his 3-point attempts. Coach Steve Kerr said Durant's injury happened Sunday during Game 1 , when he had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his playoff debut with the Warriors. Read More »

Bayern lodges complaint to UEFA against Spanish police

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The Germany worldwide picked up the injury during the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal in the 4-2 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu , a result that knocked Bayern out of the competition following a 6-3 aggregate defeat. 'It was not a red card, and for their goals it was offside for one, maybe two. Roberto Carlos claimed three Champions League titles during his stay - another benchmark on which Marcelo has set his sights. Read More »

Warriors star likely to play Game 3 against Trail Blazers

Durant will have five days to recover before Game 3, which takes place Saturday in Portland. He would go on to tie the Warriors' postseason record for most field goals made without a miss. McGee's size is able to alter shots around the rim from Portland's small backcourt, in addition to his defense on the perimeter. Coach Steve Kerr said Durant's injury happened in the game, when he had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his playoff debut with the Warriors. Read More »

Mother of Hernandez victim: Justice was done

Tuesday and no one entered until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday and forced his way in, investigators said. Their sources claim that the unidentified man was the last person Hernandez spoke to before taking his life, and that he is now under "eyeball to eyeball" suicide watch. Read More »

New details on federal investigation into Fox News

He said it was "tremendously disheartening" that his relationship with the network ended because of "completely unfounded claims". After receiving an overwhelming amount of complaints, the network had no choice but fire O'Reilly on Wednesday. Read More »