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NFL Announces Four Rule Changes for 2017

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The much-welcomed announcement came Tuesday, May 23, when league officials noted three key changes coming to the game this year. But Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants wide receiver and high-flying personality who was fined last season more than $100,000 for various infractions, can now mimic taking end zone photographs of teammates - an act that, combined with salsa dancing by teammate Victor Cruz, got them docked more than $12,000 each - and pretend to kiss as many kicking nets as he ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal brings Rafi back beating Dominic Thiem at Madrid Open

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He will face eighth seed Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas in the final on Sunday as he bids for a fifth Madrid Open title. Record-tying 30th Masters crown, shared with Novak Djokovic . I made a lot of unforced errors, especially in the first set. While the result in the final did not go his way, there are plenty of positives for Them, as he is fast emerging as a unsafe player who will be looking to make a deep run at the French Open and is very much a dark horse at the second Grand ... Read More »

Hamilton steers clear of playing mind games with Vettel

He said: "I struggled to find my feet, because you have to brake so much later than I'm used to here in Monaco and carry so much more speed". The four-times world champion topped the timesheets with a best effort of one minute 12.720 seconds in the afternoon. Read More »

Man Utd captain Rooney: I have lots of offers

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Jose Mourinho has delivered a thinly veiled dig at his critics following Manchester United's Europa League triumph, suggesting that football's "poets" don't win titles. The Portuguese also became the first manager to win the two remaining continental trophies twice. "I think United gave the city a lift and I think that was what it was about". Read More »

Tampa to host Super Bowl in 2021

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Those topics ranged from overtime rules, to on-field celebrations, all the way down to roster cuts. At their regularly scheduled spring meeting Tuesday, the owners also chose to shift the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa from Los Angeles, where construction delays have pushed back the expected opening of the new home for the Rams and Chargers. Read More »

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

The Cavs scored 13 points off C's turnovers in the second half, compared with just four points for Boston . That win also ended the Cavaliers'13-game postseason winning streak. Every other team this season will be hazy in the game's long memory. But the Warriors have some serious strength, with the reigning back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry leading All Stars Kevin Durant , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . Read More »

Doctors unsure whether Isaiah Thomas needs hip surgery

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What this season's playoff lacks in drama it is quickly making up for with suspicion. The win was huge for the Cavs, but maybe even bigger for LeBron James who had a disastrous Game 3. This on a day when the Thomas family would have otherwise celebrated his sister's 23rd birthday. It's the classic tale of the underdog triumphing against all odds. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs with comeback win

He was excited", said Avery Bradley , whose buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave the C's the 111-108 win. Cleveland , stunned by Boston in Game 3 after romping two blowout wins in the opening two games of the Eastern Conference series, looked to be heading for another shock as the Celtics dominated the first half. Read More »

Tyronn Lue thinks the Celtics are better than the Warriors, kind of

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Crowder and the Celtics are looking forward to going home and redeeming themselves after the blowout losses in Games 1 and 2. From the start of the game it looked like it would be business as usual for the Cavs. It meant that they ended up with a playoff record of 15-1, because the first round was still best-of-five in those years. "He's got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he's been playing, play confident", said Cavaliers teammate and friend J.R. Read More »

Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after losing appeal

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Speaking at a press conference, Wenger said: "It will not be my last match no matter what happens because I will stay in football". On Sunday he said uncertainty over his future did affect the club's form this season, but he again refused to expand further before the match with Chelsea . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Game 3 betting favorites facing the Senators in Ottawa

In question now is whether Sullivan turns to Murray, who helped deliver the Pens a Cup last season and was excellent in his first full National Hockey League season, for Game 4 or goes back to Fleury. Sullivan declined to elaborate on his decision shortly after announcing it hours before game-time, but Murray kept justifying it with his play in the first half of an opening period that saw the Sens - wearing small Canadian flags on their helmets - mostly in control. Read More »

Man United Dedicate Europa League Trophy To Manchester Terror Victims

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Some 3.6 million people in the Netherlands watched Ajax lose the Europa League final to Manchester United 2-0 on television, broadcaster NOS said. "I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that's what I'll do". What I see as a midfield player, an old midfield player, is someone that's not really got a great understanding of the game. Read More »

With Manchester attack wound still fresh, Man United claims Europa League title

Pogba netted the first goal in the 18th minute, while Mkhitaryan's goal came in the 48th minute of the game. United also joined an elite group of teams to have won the Champions League, Europa League and Cup Winners' Cup. In a week where 22 people were killed in a horrific attack on the Manchester Arena , the city has responded with strength and unity. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match. Read More »

Warriors finish off Spurs behind Curry's 36

Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , they were simply outmanned. Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs . This was evident when Warriors players were seen on the court applauding Spurs wing Manu Ginobili in what could very well have been his final National Basketball Association game. Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time postseason scorer

James, who was 27 points behind Jordan coming into the game, leapt ahead of Jordan in the third quarter with three-pointer from the left wing and now sits at 5,989 points in his postseason career. "He was very focused on scoring, a deadly assassin, but the rest of the part of his game, LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan". He already has nearly 2,000 more career playoff points than the next-closest active player, Tony Parker (4,012), so it will be a long time before anyone thinks ... Read More »

Tyronn Lue Takes Shot at Warriors When Comparing Them to Celtics

It's also why Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that his team must keep all thoughts of being on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals at bay for now. It was the first time in his 14-year career he had that many fouls in the first half. "He's a special talent", James said about Irving. The Cavs, especially Irving, did that in Game 4. The key, though, was Irving, who capped his remarkable night with a fake behind-the-back pass - Boston's Jae Crowder bit on the play like a dog whose ... Read More »

Champions Chelsea cancel Premier League title parade after Manchester attack

Goals will win you games and thereby titles, and Hazard has been the key man for the Blues this year. "That is my mindset, no matter what happens or what is facing me on Saturday, I am going to go for it". "Yeah, it's my first time [playing in an FA Cup final]. They might try that to give themselves a chance, but the way they usually play with you have a shot and we have a shot I don't think they will cope". Read More »

NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

In ways the 111-108 victory was more about the Cavaliers lack of focus, but in more than a few ways it was about a player and a team that refuses to die and steps up when everyone in the National Basketball Association world puts them down. Read More »

Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco

If we all get it together on Saturday it should be a three-way fight. Briton Lewis Hamilton , who lies just six points behind Vettel in the drivers' title race and who was fastest in the opening morning session, was down in eighth, but without clocking a clean hot lap on the ultra-soft tyres. Read More »

Celtics Vs. Cavs Game 5 Preview: Will Boston Prolong Eastern Conference Finals?

Boston actually stretched the lead to 16, 49-33, with James on the bench but Irving took over with 10 consecutive points for Cleveland and they closed the gap back to 10 at the half. When he gets going like that, he's tough to stop. Since Thomas went down, Avery Bradley has been the guy for Boston . Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3. Read More »

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 power Cavs in Game 4 win over Celtics

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King of Cleveland LeBron James has praised the likely successor to his throne after Kyrie Irving's record-breaking display in the Cavaliers' game-four win over Boston . "The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing", Lue said. Read More »

NESN announces plan to live stream Red Sox games

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston , Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Things have been a bit slower to develop for Travis, who was chosen in the second round of that draft by the Boston Red Sox , the 67th overall pick. Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs: Predators edge ahead of Ducks

The hometown team is now just one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final . The Predators saw their 10-game postseason home winning streak end with a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4, but they rebounded to earn a 3-1 victory in Game 5 at Anaheim on Saturday. Read More »

Herrera dedicates Europa League trophy to Manchester victims

It was hard to train. "I agree with UEFA's decision to play the match but, you know, if we have questions like your question (about the importance of winning the game for the city) that made us return to this tragedy, obviously it takes happiness from our achievement". Read More »

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score record-breaking goals in La Liga — Real Madrid

But it wasn't to be. The Portuguese superstar opened the scoring after 10 minutes with his 367th league goal to take him past former England global Jimmy Greaves. Having soaked up that pressure, a deadly Real counter-attack doubled their advantage just three minutes into the second period. Unlike in England, not all final day matches kick-0ff at the same time , so all other La Liga fixtures will have been played by the time the El Clasico rivals get underway. Read More »

MS lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Mr Oliver said he was expressing his "passion for preserving all historical monuments", but acknowledged that the word "lynching" is never appropriate. In this January 30, 2017, photo, Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, rear, listens to Reps. " New Orleans was America's largest slave market, a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were bought, sold, and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of forced labor, of misery, of rape, of torture", he explained. Read More »

Boston's Price set to make season debut Monday at White Sox

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Price has also been a remarkably durable pitcher throughout most of his career. Price got roughed up in his Triple-A rehab start on Wednesday but the Red Sox were pleased with his velocity and will re-insert him into the rotation. After falling out of playoff contention, Detroit traded Price to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015. For the Sox, who have designs on the World Series this season, getting Price back is huge. Read More »