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Braves Fans Will 'Fall In Love With' Matt Adams


It was only the second time in seven outings this season the 25-year-old native of IL gave up more than two earned runs and fifth occasion in the last six starts he worked at least six frames. Hurdle then charged out of the dugout and was quickly tossed. Pirates: Mercer left in the seventh with right hand discomfort, two innings after Matt Kemp's grounder hit his right hand. Read More »

England seal ODI series as tepid Proteas implode

Having survived that most inauspicious of starts, Stokes joined Morgan in rebuilding the England innings and was in full flow by the time his captain fell for 45 at the end of a 95-run stand. England all-rounder smashed his second ODI hundred in win at the Ageas Bowl. Miller then took 10 from the first two balls of Jake Ball's over to put South Africa on the brink of victory. Read More »

FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

Top seed Murray described Nadal 's French Open feats as "incredible". When is the last time the world's No. 1 player was +900 at online gambling sites to win a major? Novak Djokovic has been in a slump for almost a year (his last Grand Slam title came at the 2016 French Open , when he won his fourth major in a row) so he opted to shake things up. Read More »

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons


The FC panel discuss how an FA Cup title would cap off a brilliant first season for Antonio Conte at Chelsea . Cech started that game, but Wenger has opted against going with his major final pedigree despite being forced to field a make-shift defence. Read More »

Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 years, beating Chelsea 2-1

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming FA Cup final. With Arsenal missing out on qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in twenty years, supporters have been calling for Arsene's head (or, at least, his job.) This desperation is why Chelsea's manager Antonio thought the Gunners were "the favorites" going into this match. Read More »

Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances

Kohli & Co will play two warm-up matches against New Zealand , on Sunday and Bangladesh on Tuesday, before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in their Group B opener on June 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. When asked if England have any weakness, India's captain said: "Not at the moment, especially in their conditions, they are pretty strong". Panesar Pakistan game will be the ideal stage for Kohli to rediscover his form. Read More »

Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship

Purse: $10.5 million (First place: $1,890,000). He only got into the tournament a few weeks ago when the PGA Tour realized a clerical oversight regarding his return from a foot injury previous year. And then the Spaniard couldn't miss. "And I'm like, 'Oh, is that going to go in the water now?' Then I saw it rolling toward the hole like we see many times". Read More »

Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season


Idaho plays its last season of football in the Sun Belt in 2017 and will return to the Big Sky in 2018. What does this mean for the football and baseball programs? It appears that things have moved fast for the Sun Belt conference, and they'll soon be splitting their field into East and West divisions . Read More »

Marco Silva appointed as Watford head coach as Crystal Palace miss out

Watford finished 17th in the league standings, one place and six points above the drop, last season under Mazzarri, who stepped down following a run of 10 defeats in 14 games. " They showed me the project and I like the ambition ". The Portuguese manager left his job at Hull following their to the Championship earlier this season. Read More »

ISIS Militants from Indonesia Die in Marawi

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine. The raid went awry and gunmen swept through the streets, fending off government forces and taking over large parts of the city. The fighting has reportedly killed at least 20 people in the city. Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. Read More »

Wenger: Future will be clearer this week


But Wenger says the example of the 2005 FA Cup final , when Arsenal weathered a battering by Manchester United to prevail on penalties in Cardiff, shows his team could upset the odds again. "I expect us of course to win". NAIJ.com understands that the 2015 FA Cup victor will also be without Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista in that encounter. Read More »

Formula One Monaco Grand Prix qualifying session 2

In second practice we were way off, we got it better through P3 and qualifying but it was still not an easy vehicle to drive. Hamilton was only eighth in the reckoning, more than one second adrift of Vettel, while Bottas was even further back in 10th. Read More »

Mayweather talks up McGregor, still considering fight


The two-time UFC featherweight champion has been pursuing a second fight with McGregor ever since his spectacular loss to the Irishman in December 2015. "Would I be able to compete with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, or Sergio Garcia?" "I think both are great athletes, but Floyd is retired and if he wants to be back, he has great boxers whom he can face and provide a good show". Read More »

Lester fires four-hitter in Cubs' win

He didn't issue a walk. "We just have to focus on runner on third, less than two outs, get him in". San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto has given up the Chicago Cubs' longest home run of the season. The home runs have been coming in bunches for the Cubs as of late. The bases-empty homer to right came on a full-count pitch and landed outside the park on Sheffield Avenue for the first ball out of the park in that direction in Maddon's tenure. Read More »

Antonio Conte to light a cigar if Chelsea complete the double

But we have gone into finals like that as well. "We have to concentrate to train hard every day to be in the best shape to play this final", Luiz told British media."I think when you play for a big club... But it would prove the key moment in the season as Conte kept faith with the 3-4-3 formation for the trip to Hull the following week as Chelsea embarked on a 13-game winning streak in the league. Read More »

Eden Hazard on why FA Cup is crucial to Chelsea's future

Ramsey stooped to head home a sublime Olivier Giroud centre to give Wenger his seventh FA Cup success and ensure Arsenal won the competition for a record 13th time. After the Blues secured the Premier League win, though, they look for more hardware against the rival Gunners on Saturday, May 27. I want to build something important for the future. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal could meet in semifinals

I have not had too many bad illnesses. "The win over Rafa was of course a big thing for me". Several top names will not feature in this year's tournament as 18-time grand slam champion Roger Federer is skipping the claycourt season, two-time champion Maria Sharapova was denied a wild card after returning from a doping ban, and three-time victor Serena Williams is expecting a child. Read More »

No Offer Yet - Eden Hazard Comments On New Chelsea Contract Talk


A win in the FA Cup Final would help offset some of the disappointment, but not all that much. They're going to want revenge but we'll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we win. I played with Dennis Bergkamp up front against Manchester United, who had ( Cristiano) Ronaldo , (Wayne) Rooney, (Ryan) Giggs, (Paul) Scholes. Chelsea , and Hazard, have been rejuvenated under Conte, but the Belgian is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order. Read More »

Steffi Graf urged Andre Agassi to take job with Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer and Pete Sampras have seven Wimbledon titles, Martina Navratilova nine. Murray's best ever result in Paris came a year ago, as he reached the final. Rafael Nadal is back to his old form, Novak Djokovic is looking to regain his and Andy Murray , the current world No. 1, is looking for something, anything, on which to build. Read More »

LeBron James' Post-Game Press Conference Filled With Selfies, Laughable Moments

And not to mention this is the seventh straight trip to the Finals for LeBron and James Jones. LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect". The Boston Celtics are not yet in the same stratosphere as the Cleveland Cavaliers . It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs. Read More »

Bleacher Report's Alternative Chelsea Awards for 16/17 Premier League Season


After being substituted in the win over Sunderland on Sunday, he seemed to have a long walk to the sidelines as he continuously waved to all sides of Stamford Bridge . "Really. I couldn't care less". John Terry has hit back at criticism over his controversial celebrations during the defender's last ever game for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, insisting that he "couldn't care less" what people think. Read More »

LSU powers past South Carolina 11-0 to make SEC title game


LSU will play for a 12th SEC Tournament championship and for a sixth title under coach Paul Mainieri after a 11-0 run-rule shortened semifinal victory Saturday against SC. Hopkins, who texted SC coach Chad Holbrook Thursday night and told him he was ready to make an impact, worked an advantageous 2-0 count from Salow before getting a pitch he could drive and sending it over the fence in left-field for a three-run home run. Read More »

Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte says Arsene Wenger deserves to stay at Arsenal


Sometimes in England I think you under-value the achievement of qualifying for the Champions League . It's been an impressive first season in English football for Antonio Conte . Fabregas hasn't been a regular for the Blues this term but has often made a big impact when given a chance by Conte, including as an impact sub. With Laurent Koscielny banned, Gabriel injured and Shkodran Mustafi a doubt due to concussion, club captain Per Mertesacker is set to make his first start of ... Read More »

Guardiola confirms Sergio Aguero will remain at Manchester City

Yet any hint of final-day jeopardy surrounding the fixture - City still needed a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League - evaporated when they saw Watford's team sheet. Six games into a young fledgling Premier League season, still yet to spread its wings and fly the nest, Manchester City were already airborne and sitting pretty at the top of the division. Read More »

Women's Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Odds - French Open 5/25/17


The French Open is still the only Grand Slam tournament without a roof - there are plans to have a retractable cover above the main stadium in a few years - and things did not go well last year. Andre Agassi can help Novak Djokovic to renew his focus after being announced as the Serb's new coach, according to John McEnroe. Last year's runner-up Murray has won his two previous meetings with world number 85 Kuznetsov - in the third round of the 2014 US Open and again on hard ... Read More »

Hull-o Championship as Palace deal final blow

Marco Silva admitted Hull City had only themselves to blame after a 4-0 thrashing by Crystal Palace on Sunday saw them relegated from the Premier League . You should be doing that in June'. You need to prepare better. "Since the turn of the year, and the change in manager, there has been a big turnaround but ultimately we didn't pick up enough points before Christmas!" One player who looks like staying is Meyler, who joined permanently from Sunderland in 2013, and he is adamant the ... Read More »

Nadal unstoppable on clay this year as he claims fifth Madrid title

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after the men's final against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid , Spain, May 14, 2017. At the time of writing this piece (Friday), World Number 2 Novak Djokovic is set to take on Kei Nishikori in the first quarter-final of the ongoing Madrid Masters. Read More »

Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Divides Nollywood Stars


Football.London shared photo's of Ozil during first-team training this week. Chelsea's New Guard Eden Hazard will be the player to look forward to. I saw the game Arsenal against Monaco, when they lost at home, but I didn't have the opportunity to see Wenger. "But we have to play great attention (due to the uncertainty) in modern football". Read More »

Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead


Arsène Wenger has made a decision to drop goalie Petr Cech for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday and David Ospina will fill his shoes in goal. However, when asked if he saw himself extending his time at Arsenal to 22 or 23 years, he chuckled and said; "I can not answer that question at this moment". Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

If the Celtics want him to continue to progress, he's going to need more minutes than that next season. Phil Masturzo/Zuma Press/Icon SportswireThe Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James , middle, gets tangled with the Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green , left, during the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Friday, June 10, 2016. Read More »

FA Cup Final Preview


Indirectly, I'll be happy if we do. But Conte believes it is unfair to suggest Wenger's time at the Emirates Stadium will soon be up and says the achievements of the Frenchman's 21-year Arsenal tenure should not be overlooked. "We don't feel any pressure". "We're not going to miss a game like this", Barrass said. Here's to hope we can overcome our problems and come out with a major win, in what could be Wengers final game. Read More »

Munster and Scarlets name unchanged sides for Pro 12 decider


There was no disgrace in losing to Saracens in last month's Champions Cup semi-final but this Pro12 decider will have to join last October's league defeat by Leinster as an embarrassment, as described by Rassie Erasmus. What time is kick off for Munster vs Scarlets? There will be plenty of good showdowns in Dublin, with Simon Zebo and Johnny McNicholl lining up opposite each other, and Gareth Davies going toe to toe with British and Irish Lion Conor Murray. Read More »