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Seagulls soar to premier league

Brighton , who last played in the top flight in 1982-83, secured promotion from the Championship on Monday and are firm favourites to finish top ahead of big-spending Newcastle . It is the first time since 1983 that Brighton have reached the top flight and the first time since the Premier League was introduced in 1992, allowing them to become the 48th club to do so. Read More »

Senators take command of series with Bruins

Game 4 of the first-round playoffs were no exception, it wasn't pretty but the Ottawa Senators got the job done. Captain Erik Karlsson was his usual ridiculous self, Bobby Ryan scored another victor, the Bruins scored one that didn't count, and now the Senators head home with one win to go and three more chances to get it. Read More »

Warriors cruise past Blazers in 110-81 blowout

Warriors scored 33 and the Blazers just scored 21 points. Staggering and stumbling and at times appearing utterly disoriented, the Warriors summoned more than enough Wednesday night to drill the even wobblier Portland Trail Blazers. Following a left-calf strain that occurred in Game 1 , the Golden State Warriors deemed it necessary to sit most valuable player and rebounder Kevin Durant from the Game 2 . Read More »

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

Los Angeles held Utah scoreless in a five minute stretch in the fourth to rise from a four-point deficit to a seven-point lead. "He has an wonderful will", Rivers said. At halftime I saw BG ( Blake Griffin ) back there (in the locker room) and went to check on him. "He's just good, No. 1. The hard thing for us is when we did get some stops, they got second shots". Read More »

Trump blasts New York Times for 'big lie' behind Patriots pics

April 19, 2017New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski interrupts Sean Spicer's press briefing during visit to the White House . "Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Donald Trump used the occasion to make a few political points. A team spokesman said the Patriots were aware of situation, but neither the team or Trump publicly addressed the news surrounding Hernandez. Read More »

Chris Sale strikes out 12 in first win for Red Sox

A grounder to first that yielded only one out (when Hunter was slow covering first) and a walk left the Sox with the bases loaded. Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "The maintenance for a knuckleballer is to try and deaden spin, and that's where the focus and emphasis has been". Read More »

Celtics guard Smart fined for obscene gesture toward fan

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With this 2-0 lead, it can be easy to get complacent, especially since this team wasn't supposed to be here in the first place. "It's key when you have a point guard like him that controls the whole game-you've just got to play", said Dwyane Wade . Read More »

Game 3 Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks will need their outside shooters to be extremely efficient for the entire series to advance. I think I tried to (go on a similar rant) previous year but I didn't do as good a job as he did last night. But he also missed a couple of free throws and was worked over effectively by the Raptors , admitting as much after the game. Antetokounmpo picked up three fouls and struggled against the tenacity of P.J. Read More »

I still have a lot more to offer: Gayle

Gayle's innings was studded with five boundaries and seven massive sixes, while Kohli blasted seven fours and one six in his 50-ball innings. Gayle and Kohli took their time to settle down, taking minimal risks in the Powerplay, with the Caribbean giant becoming the first batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs early on in the innings. Read More »

La Liga preview: Real host Atletico in high-stakes Madrid derby

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The defender was forced off injured shortly afterwards and Atletico could have equalized only for Navas to deny Fernando Torres, who should have scored when through on goal. It was a hard game against a good team and we managed to get a draw thanks to a great assist from Angel [Correa]. You never know what can happen in football, but moving from Atletico to Real, I don't know if it's achievable. Read More »

Man United rule Zlatan out for rest of season

Marcos Rojo also suffered a knee injury during the opening period and was carried off on a stretcher. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a "huge loss" to Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football, according to former Old Trafford midfielder Quinton Fortune. Read More »

All eyes on McDavid as NHL playoffs begin

It was a half-breakaway. WORKHORSE GOALIES: Edmonton's Cam Talbot and San Jose's Martin Jones were two of the most worked goalies in the regular season. McDavid has been brilliant with Four goals and four assists in fives game against the Sharks . It doesn't matter. So, the last place we're going to start is the offensive zone. Read More »

Cormier, Weidman look to pull off upsets as UFC 210 underdogs

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I've been doing this for so long, I've been in sports since I was 8 - it's just time to move on to something different. "I'm dumbfounded. You put that guy in a party situation". The second round wasn't as nice to Johnson. He's still suspended. When he's eligible to fight, he can walk in there. "As much as I'd love to fight Jon, I'd prefer a title fight with the victor of Cormier vs. Read More »

Chelsea v Tottenham Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

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While these two sides are competing for the league title, first they'll need to decide which one of them has a shot at winning the FA Cup. With both teams occupying the top two places in the Premier League standings, this semi-final has the billing of a thrilling cup tie, though our simulation match was fairly bland - on Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 anyway! The Lilywhites have brushed all opponents aside but yet sit four points below Chelsea in the race for the ... Read More »

Watch NBA Game 2 Online, Team News

Wall's prophecy came to fruition in Washington's 114-107 Game 1 victory over the Atlanta Hawks , and more often than not, it was Morris who saw to fulfilling it. "They were the aggressor for more of the 48 minutes than we were and they were probably more physical for more of the 48 minutes than we were", said Budenholzer. Read More »

Craig Kimbrel: Kimbrel dominates again as Red Sox beat Rays

The Red Sox trailed 2-1 in the second inning when Tampa's Brad Miller dropped a toss from shortstop Tim Beckham that would have ended the inning. (If you're still using literally yesterday's stats, like saves, Kimbrel hasn't blown one since last June 4.) Benintendi went 3-4, Betts 2-4, and Heath Hembree pitched a scoreless eighth inning with 2 strikeouts. Read More »

Clippers Win Game Two, Level Series With Jazz

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The Clippers shot well, hitting 52.4 percent of their tries, but with Crawford and Redick combining for 0-of-7 on threes, the Clippers were just 6-of-20 from downtown. "When you first get cut", he said, "you're angry". "I thought he impacted the game way, way more with his energy, his effort, his hustle, his loose balls, his offensive rebounding, keeping balls alive". Read More »

Vance Joseph states appreciation for Dan Rooney

The team has announced that Heinz Field will host a public viewing Monday from 2 p.m.to 7 p.m.at the PNC Champions Club. The National Football League, the City of Pittsburgh and anyone who had the good fortune to know Dan Rooney lost someone special today. Read More »

Why organ donation is so important

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Organ tissue donated by one person can positively impact the lives of over 50 people. Every April, Donate Life America focuses national attention on how every individual has the potential to make LIFE possible by registering their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and by considering being a living donor. Read More »

Padres' Weaver gets first crack at Braves

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Phillips' one-out single was the first hit allowed by Trevor Cahill (0-2). The Braves were 13-for-63 (.206) with runners in scoring position over the first eight games. In a slight change, the Braves are starting their weekday home games at 7:35 p.m. ET this season, rather than 7:05 p.m. ET in previous years. Before the game, Hank Aaron threw out the first pitch after throwing out the first pitch for the last game at Turner Field . Read More »

Cavs take 3-0 lead

Since the 2015 postseason, the Cavs hold a 27-4 playoff record against Eastern Conference opponents, which includes an 12-3 mark on the road. The next minute, they look like they forgot how to play basketball. In some ways, Chicago is the most risky opponent for Cleveland in the East. But then one of the problems with LeBron coming of age in this era is that finding an appreciation equilibrium for his game and career is proving to be just about impossible. Read More »

NBA Playoffs: How Will Chicago Bulls guard Isaiah Thomas?

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IN will go toe-to-toe with defending champions the Cavaliers and Paul George, who scored 32 points in Wednesday's win, said: "We have to go out and challenge them and play them straight up". If not, then we'll do it over and over again 'til somebody is there if I'm beat. No player scored over 15 points, but five were in double digits. How many fouls do I get, six? "It was hard hearing all the negative things about him", said Bradley. Read More »

Monaco beats Dortmund to reach Champions League semifinals

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Barcelona had overcome a 4-0 first leg deficit against French club Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 with a dramatic 6-1 win back on home soil. An early goal from Kylian Mbappe set the Ligue 1 leaders on their way, with Radamel Falcao heading a second before Marco Reus netted a consolation for Dortmund just after the restart and Monaco substitute Valere Germain then swept in a late third. Read More »

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not giving up on top-four finish

The opposition was not creating big problems but he was confident with the ball, went forward with some danger. He read the game well so it was good for him. Jose Mourinho has endured a hugely frustrating endeavour trying to steer United into the top four this season. "We have a great future ahead of us so it is important to listen to the coach's advice but also the criticism". Read More »

Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. They've squandered home-court advantage as the Bulls won by four in Game 1 and rolled to a 14-point rout in Game 2. We're expected to win. "Otherwise, not only will the summer start early, but so will the questions about Stevens' viability as a coach in the playoffs", Tomase points out. Read More »

Hamilton hits back to grab pole ahead of Vettel

The championship now appears a straight shootout between Hamilton, in Mercedes silver, and Vettel, of Ferrari red, after the former joined his rival at the top of the standings with victory here in China. The Brit was also brought in for a new set of softs with 20 laps to go and was still in front when he got back on track, with Vettel unable to catch him. Read More »

Danny Willett, defending Masters champ, has had whirlwind year

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Danny Willett, of England, watches on the driving range during practice for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 3, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. He said it's been a whirlwind of a year since winning the Green Jacket. "We didn't play great toward the back end of that season, but I think a lot of it was because we didn't really get the time off in the middle of the year we were hoping for". Read More »

England boss Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley already over Lions snub

Wales flanker Warburton, the Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray and the Wales second row Alun Wyn Jones are all now out of action with respective knee, neck and shoulder problems. And while Ireland's stunning victory against New Zealand in Chicago was only five months ago, Ireland defence coach and Lions assistant Farrell knows that a new and unique challenge now awaits. Read More »

NBA Playoff Odds Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 2 Start Time

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The Bulls look to go up a commanding 3-0 when they host the Celtics at the United Center on Friday. According to the betting odds at OddsShark , Chicago is a 7.5-point road underdog and the Game 2 over/under is 206 points. But I think obviously we're going to have to play more purposeful offense that will help our defense. While Rondo and the Bulls know how important he has been to them getting to the playoffs, they know all too well that there's still plenty of work to be done. Read More »

Nate Robinson Volunteers To Suit Up For Bulls After Rajon Rondo Injury

Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for making an obscene gesture during Boston's first-round Game 2 loss to Chicago. The Bulls have also gotten big contributions from their role players and have pounded the Celtics on the glass, outrebounding them by 22 through the first two games. Read More »

Kevin Durant (Left Calf Strain) Questionable For Game 2

The Golden State Warriors are rolling over the Portland Trail Blazers. The sweep is on and it's a shame. Portland played again without center Jusuf Nurkic , and missed him. Al-Farouq Aminu and Shabazz Napier were the only two players to shoot over 40 percent. "We've got to have this one", Lillard said. "Sometimes we get caught up in looking for him too much when he's not open because we feel he can do something spectacular above the rim", Stephen Curry said. Read More »

Birmingham turns to Redknapp after Zola debacle

Zola's resignation was announced on the club's Twitter feed. Redknapp has been without a job since his weird two-game spell as Jordan manager previous year, before which he was in charge of QPR for three seasons. After the Villa game, the Blues then host Huddersfield Town before finishing off the season away at relegation rivals Bristol City . More recently, Redknapp was briefly in charge of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers past year and was also working as an advisor to ... Read More »