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Liverpool look to ramp up top four bid

Liverpool's hopes of securing a top four finish - thus a return to the Champions League for next season - has been boosted with back-to-back wins over Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in recent weeks as they sit third with five games remaining. Read More »

Donald Trump Celebrates NFL Champions 30 Years After Suing League


The Patriots organization objected , tweeting back at the Times that "these photos lack context". While the day was created to be festive, the Patriots were left to deal with the news that former tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in a prison cell hours before the White House visit, according to MA prison officials. Read More »

Ichiro homered in possibly his final at-bat in Seattle

The home run came off the first pitch that he saw in what could be his final at-bat at Safeco Field . In the second, Mitch Haniger plated two with a line-drive single to right. Wei-Yin Chen, Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough fell two outs shy of combining to throw a no-hitter Tuesday night at Safeco Field in the Miami Marlins' 5-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton takes blame for Bahrain GP penalty


Sebastian Vettel crossed the chequered flag bringing Ferrari its second win of the 2017 Formula 1 season in the Bahrain Grand Prix. - Only one of Vettel's five wins for Ferrari has been from pole (Singapore 2015). If they run second and first, you just have to let them race. Sainz was emerging from a pit stop and his Toro Rosso auto hit Stroll's Williams vehicle from the side on Lap 13, forcing both out of the race. Read More »

Kenyans sweep as American made mark in Boston Marathon


Kathrine Switzer was all smiles, and just a little out of breath, as her feet carried her 26.2 miles and thousands cheered as she ended the race in 4:44:31. It was the first time since 1991 that two USA women had finished in the top four, with Desi Linden placing fourth. "To come here to Boston , I knew I was going to face my colleagues who have run many times here". Read More »

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

With scores like 12 not out, 5, 11, 5, 28, Dhoni looks far from being the swashbuckling batsman that he has been in the past. Pune would hope he gets his midas touch back. The Hyderabad team on the other side have won four out of the total six matches played by them. The IPL rule of allowing teams to field only four overseas players have made things that much tough for captains and team managements, but Warner wrote Williamson's name for the first time in playing XI against the Daredevils, ... Read More »

Braves' Ender Inciarte does all the firsts at SunTrust Park

The Braves are playing their first regular-season game in SunTrust Park, the new stadium that replaced Turner Field. Colon, who turns 44 in May, was sharp against his old team in NY on April 5, allowing just a run and two hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Mets. Read More »

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved

Wearing a pin bearing her son's likeness and the phrase "Legends Never Die", Ward did not want to react to Hernandez's death, but focus instead on her loss. Attorney Doug Sheff tells reporters he's issued "a friendly challenge" to the Patriots . "That would make the Patriots Ursula Ward's champion", he said. Read More »

Steve Hansen: Gatland 'clutching at straws'


They begin their 10-match tour against a Provincial Union side in Whangarei on June 3, with the first of three Tests against the All Blacks in Auckland on June 24. "Gatland doesn't exactly have a good track record in liking people from Scotland", said McLauchlan. With only two Scotland players selected, despite their team making the biggest splash at this year's Six Nations, it seems unfair they have not been rewarded. Read More »

Ovechkin returns to game after apparent left leg injury

Game 7", Ovechkin said of Williams. But when the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a do or die situation, they seem to play better defensively. The Maple Leafs may not ultimately win this series, but the experience they're gaining is going to pay off handsomely. Read More »

Westbrook heroics not enough for Thunder

Having someone like that on your roster completely reshapes the team and gives them an opportunity to win night in and night out. We understand what's at stake here. Houston won Game 1 of the series on Sunday night, 118-87. The Thunder have shown bounce-back ability all season, going 13-8 in games immediately following a double-digit loss. Read More »

Chicago Bulls: Takeaways From Game 2 Win Over Celtics

This is one of the best defensive teams we're gonna play, especially from a guarding standpoint. Wade also has been a distributor, but both play more slowly than Rondo. Butler takes the brunt of the impact. Butler will be crucial in that effort, just as he has been in the first two games of the series. Jerian Grant was assigned the role as the playmaker in Rondo's place. Read More »

Dispute emerges over release of ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain


In addition to the message that Hernandez reportedly left on his forehead, investigators found three notes written next to a bible that was in his cell. "They have released the body and withheld Aaron's brain", attorney Jose Baez said Thursday afternoon. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Read More »

There Was Just Nothing The Pacers Could Do To Stop LeBron James

Bryant had 5,640 points; James now has 5,669. LeBron James recorded his 17th career postseason triple-double, with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists . In fact, they've now won 19 of 21 games in the opening two rounds since James' return. He hasn't lost a first round game since playing for the Heat when they lost to the Knicks in a game in 2012. Read More »

Herrera vows to keep proving his worth to Man Utd's Mourinho


Conte described his side's closing games of the season as "six finals" but believes that Spurs have as good a chance of lifting the trophy as they do. "I think we played really well, a very solid performance". We need to realise it is not over, we need to realise there are points to play for, and we have to dig in. Read More »

The Revolution's Wendy Melvoin Talks About Paying Tribute to Prince

Several landmarks in Minneapolis will be lit up in Prince purple, including U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Field, the IDS Center, and the Interstate 35W and Lowry Avenue bridges over the Mississippi River. He claims they're not as aware of Prince's genius as they should be because Prince kept his music off streaming services and YouTube. Prince was also a very talented instrument player. Read More »

Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain


The District Attorney for Worcester County, the site of the prison where Hernandez died, on Thursday said Hernandez's official cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. The former New England Patriots tight end's death was officially ruled a suicide. MA prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Read More »

LeBron James: LeBron James dominates Pacers with 41 points


Paul George's stone face and somber tone reflected the mood of the Indiana Pacers. "To win on the road in the postseason is tough enough", he said afterwards. Later, he reiterated his point, saying, "Like I said, we got pride, and we ain't getting swept". 6 points, 5 rebounds, had some blocks and good moments, but I'm looking forward to the older and more experienced version of Myles Turner. Read More »

Taking a look at can't miss NFL games in 2017


It will be banner night in Foxboro, where the Patriots will celebrate their fifth Super Bowl championship. Its opening opponent in a Thursday night game won the AFC West last season. Your turn! Let us know which regular season contest excites you most in 2017 by casting your vote below . Goodell is sure to get a, uh, warm New England greeting. Read More »

Pakistan cricket legend Younis Khan announces retirement


Players of the stature of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram or even Javed Miandad, who could turn matches and heads, are now a distant memory in many minds. PROVIDENCE-West Indies know the enormity of the challenge that face them to pre-qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and will step up to meet it in the three One-day Internationals against Pakistan over the next week. Read More »

Gary Cahill treated for gastroenteritis, reveals Chelsea boss Antonio Conte


It's really hard to win with Atletico Madrid. "He deserves more credit maybe than some others", Pochettino added. "I've been here three years now and remember the challenge back then was first to reduce the gap to the top four". "At Spurs, you always like a manager and a player who lifts the trophies", he said. "It says a lot about the mental strength of the team". Afterwards, he was a genius! "And I hope that everyone understands this". Read More »

Rajon Rondo carries Bulls in Game 2


Former Celtic Rajon Rondo contributed 11 assists and was one rebound away from a triple-double as the Bulls pulled away in the final moments of the game. Instead, Boston lost 106-102 to Chicago in Game 1 , and the possibility looms Tuesday of falling into an 0-2 deficit. Thomas also had five rebounds and six assists to go along with his six turnovers. Read More »

Penguins vs. Blue Jackets: Game 4 prediction

He added the caption: "Playoff hockey..." Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period to force overtime. After about five seconds of playing keep-away, Crosby centered the puck to young Jake Guentzel , whose shot leaked through Sergei Bobrovsky to cap a 5-4 Penguins' win and put the Jackets' on the brink of elimination. Read More »

Mourinho: Manchester United in trouble after Ibrahimovic and Rojo injuries


Rojo's injury leaves United potentially short in defence as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are sidelined. The England worldwide has been out of Jose Mourinho's plans for long stretches of the season, but has returned to the fold in recent weeks to assist United in their bid to win silverware in Europe and finish in the Premier League's top four. Read More »

Chelsea defender David Luiz loves Tottenham's 'monster' side


Tottenham defender Danny Rose will not recover in time to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Without Cahill, that defense will be tested against an excellent Tottenham side that is not only vying for an FA Cup triumph but is also just four points behind the Blues in the Premier League title race. Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho tells Rooney: Now's your time


Rashford scored an extra-time victor to send United into the Europa League semifinals over Anderlecht on Thursday night, smartly working himself free in tight space before burying an unstoppable left-footed shot in the 107th minute. That led to team-mate Luke Shaw admitting that he felt the striker's injury was not as bad as first thought, but Goal understands that is not the case. Read More »

Bulls beat Celtics 106-102; Thomas plays after sister's death


The Bulls host Game 3 on Friday. Stevens further stated that Thomas' previous play just goes to show that he is an incredible player not just in Boston but in the league. We knew their stuff, jut like they knew ours. Toronto Raptors found their playoff feet as they drew level in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

Pirates get to Sabathia early, top Yankees 6-3

Jordy Mercer led off the bottom of the 1st inning with his first home run of the season. Aaron Judge took a called strike three on a borderline 3-2 fastball from Tyler Glasnow with runners on second and third to end the first. After six-plus minor league seasons as mostly a first baseman, Osuna was in right field when he made his first career start in the majors. Adam Frazier came on as a defensive replacement in the seventh and made a fine over-the-shoulder grab at the warning track to ... Read More »

M's have one more shot at Ichiro & Marlins for series win

Keuchel (3-0) allowed one run on eight hits with seven strikeouts. "It's not necessarily what it looked like", Suzuki, whose ticket to Cooperstown comes courtesy of, among other plaudits, three Silver Slugger awards, two batting crowns and the 2001 MVP and Rookie of the Year honors, said to the Sun-Sentinel of caring more about the gesture than its artistic portrayals. Read More »

NBA fines Westbrook $15000 for postgame comments


Beverley had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists, demonstrated that the showed up on both ends of the floor. It was the sixth career playoff triple-double for Westbrook, who had an NBA-record 42 in the regular season . Nene's strength inside has been vital against Oklahoma City's Steven Adams and Enes Kanter. "He got guys shots", Donovan said. No man is an island in the National Basketball Association, you can't win anything on your own. Read More »

Jose Baez: Medical examiner has not released Aaron Hernandez's brain


A MA prosecutor said on Thursday the state would release the brain of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his attorney accused the state of reneging on a deal to do so the day after he was found dead in his prison cell. In this December 12, 2005 photo, Aaron Hernandez poses for a photo in Bristol, Conn. Hernandez, a former National Football League star, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and Friday, April 14, 2017, was acquitted. Read More »

Bulls stun Celtics again; Raptors take down Bucks; Clippers top Jazz


In a report by the Chicago Tribune , it was mentioned that Rondo was recently asked if he still aims to be in Chicago even if Dwyane Wade leaves after the 2016-17 season. And then later on in the game, when. we had cut it to one and they put it back out to 10. It's resulted in the eighth-seeded Bulls knocking off the top-seeded Celtics not once but twice, doing so in the latter contest by 14 points. Read More »

Nintendo Direct announced for April 12

It feels like a while since the last Nintendo Direct . "Will you be staying up late to join us?" We don't yet know the release date of either game, although both are expected in the first half of this year. Will Nintendo Say Anything About Its Next Smartphone Game? Not likely, but Nintendo has surprised us on this front before. Perhaps there will be additional news about the delayed Animal Crossing mobile game. Read More »

Injured Murray must play before Lions depart, warns Gatland

Those performances meant that the flanker didn't hesitate when Warren Gatland offered him the honour of leading the Lions again. Gatland was head coach of Waikato from 2005 until 2007 and Payne was in his squad for the second and third years of that time, playing as a fullback or right wing in those days. Read More »

Klopp hails Mignolet as Liverpool close on Europe


Roberto Firmino scored the goal just before half-time to seal the win and took his Premier League tally for the season to eleven and continued his hot run of form. WEST BROM: Foster 6, Dawson 7, McAuley 7, Evans 7, Brunt 6, Fletcher 6, Yacob 6, Livermore 7; Phillips 7, Chadli 6; Robson-Kanu 6. Mignolet kept a clean sheet as Liverpool narrowly beat West Brom 1-0 at The Hawthorns yesterday. Read More »