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Spence dethrones Brook in barnburner

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I'm sure he's going to go into another fight that is going to be a nice, tune-up fight. "I want to fight Keith Thurman ... and all of the champions". "I knew he was going to be strong and fast, and he can punch, so I had to show true grit to pull through, and I did". This is an interesting fight but even more so because it's over here in the United Kingdom, and that means one thing and one thing only: Groves is going to win. Read More »

Kevin Love on Cavs Being Underdogs: 'Funny to me'

I'm still feeling a lot of effects of what I've got going on. "I know there is someone, somewhere, trying to take my spot". "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, but the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies", Kerr said. Read More »

Why the buzz around Chilean hero Alexis Sanchez is growing louder

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Arsenal are reportedly prepared to make Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil the highest-paid footballers that the club have ever had. The Chilean global has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Arsenal , adding 13 assists. But Ribery and Robben are on the wrong side of 30 and are well into the twilight years of their glittering careers. City have been busy in the opening stages of the transfer window after signing Bernardo Silva for £43million and are closing in on Benfica keeper ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal sweep into second round at French Open

Encouraged by the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray's questionable form, Nadal is hoping to win his 10 French Open title and cruised into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 win over the Frenchman. Sergiy Stakhovsky bt Lu Yen-hsun 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4). Djokovic admitted the need to rediscover his spark after some disappointing results this year, including a second-round exit at the Australian Open. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte defends Victor Moses after dive

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With Laurent Koscielny , Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel and Kieran Gibbs all unavailable in a defensive selection crisis, the former Germany global was named in the starting line-up by Arsene Wenger for the first time since April 2016. But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now. They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today. Read More »

Highlights of French Open third day

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And this year, single wins at Rome and Stuttgart were all she had to show for three clay tournaments. "And then, like with every match, things usually level off and both players kind of find their rhythm", said eighth-ranked Konta . Konta fired 37 winners but also 38 unforced errors, while the 31-year-old scored 29 winners and 26 unforced errors. And despite Konta having four break point chances in the final game, Hsieh held firm and reached the second round . Read More »

Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

Los Blancos try to become the first team to win back to back titles in the Champions League . The FAW added that "delivering a safe, secure and memorable event for all stakeholders, in particular the teams and the spectators, has always been the primary objective for both the Cardiff 2017 Local Organising Committee and UEFA". Read More »

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan 1st to use challenge in Stanley Cup Final

After Nick Bonino scored at 19:43 of the first period , the Penguins did not register another shot on goal until Guentzel scored on a wrister from the right circle, a fabulous transition play from Matt Cullen. "I thought we outplayed them, I really did", Predators defenseman P.K. Subban said. The 30-year-old has four goals and seven points in 13 games this spring and scored twice in last year's Cup final against San Jose. Read More »

USMNT roster for Mexico, T&T World Cup qualifiers released

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The USMNT has three games on the June 2017 schedule, a friendly and two World Cup qualifiers . Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris wrap up the quartet of forwards , while Kellyn Acosta , Paul Arriola, Alejandro Bedoya , Michael Bradley , Dax McCarty , Darlington Nagbe , and Christian Pulisic join Johnson on the list of midfielders . Read More »

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

They are both in good form heading into the final, although Bale has played fewer minutes. Allegri, who clinched the 2015 final in his first season with Juve, has steered the club to win the domestic double in the past three seasons, a record coupled with this year's sixth straight Scudetto. Read More »

Everyone wrote me off - Critics inspired Mertesacker before Arsenal triumph

The former Werder Bremen defender admitted he had "suffered" this season but was delighted to be able to give his all as Arsenal turned a mediocre campaign into a memorable one by securing a record 13th FA Cup win. Some Gunners fans turned on the 67-year-old Frenchman as a result of their league performances and they lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 in March. Read More »

Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself our for Game 1

The loose, friendly, welcoming nature around everything it does, and the emphasis on every member of the team having an essential role in its success. Like I said earlier, "Winter is Here". That's what makes it hard, more than how it affects our team. "Even to make it this far is an accomplishment for us, but we understand we're not satisfied with it", Irving said. Read More »

Astros rally for 11 runs in 8th inning, overwhelm Twins 16-8

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Chris Gimenez is starting behind the plate and will bat eighth versus Twins right-hander Ervin Santana . The Astros - winners of four straight and 15-5 in their last 20 games - will look to get to the Twins' battered bullpen as fast as possible, and it's easy to see why they are the favorites in this game. Read More »

National Football League owners agree to shorten OT to 10 minutes

This eliminates the cut from 90 to 75 players before the final preseason game. Included in the changes are roster cutdowns, relaxation on touchdown celebrations , designations on injured reserve (I.R.) and short overtime periods. According to the National Football League, there have been 83 overtime games in the last five seasons, with only 22 of them lasting for at least 10 minutes of overtime play (the average overtime period over that span is 7 minutes and 43 seconds). Read More »

French Open at a glance: Djokovic (with Agassi), Nadal win

In a completely dominant performance, Nadal broke the Frenchman eight times to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase . Portugal's Joao Sousa was docked a point for swearing in his match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and briefly refused to play while the supervisor was called. Read More »

FA Cup Final, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points

Revitalized after the 10th-place league finish in 2016, Chelsea lifted the biggest prize in English football last week after winning 30 of the 38 games. "We had outstanding performances", Wenger said. When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it appeared to be initially disallowed because Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside. Read More »

LeBron ready for NBA's great challenge

Golden State, you may have heard, added Kevin Durant . He'll have the Cavs ready, and they can also count on him to keep them relaxed. Jenkins ended his blurb by by writing if the Warriors play well, they'll win, and that for the Cavs to have as hot, LeBron James would have to be superhuman. Read More »

Family affair: Dillon brings iconic No. 3 to NASCAR's victory lane

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He was followed by Johnson, Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, McMurray, Dillon, Erik Jones , Larson and Denny Hamlin . "We'll come back next week and try to get one at my favorite track (Dover)". 3 vehicle. Keselowski smashed into the back of Elliott and ultimately sent both cars to the garage and drivers to the infield care center. "I saw parts and pieces flying", Elliott said. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho downplays speculation linking him with move away from Liverpool

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I'm going to be supporting the players and the club from the bottom of my heart. Liverpool are set to play in the Champions League next season, albeit initially via the play-offs after finishing fourth in the Premier League. Liverpool vice-captain James Milner has claimed that the club need to turn their attention to winning silverware after sealing a Champions League place. Read More »

Irving sparkles as Cavs storm back on Celtics

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The Cavs had trailed by as many as 16 during that first half, showing numerous same issues that resulted in their stunning Sunday night loss. James recovered from an 11-point, four-of-13 shooting night he endured in Cleveland's stunning Game Three loss. Read More »

Wenger exit would leave Arsenal 'in lurch'

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger will know if his contract will be extended by the Arsenal board at a meeting on Tuesday. After winning the FA Cup on Saturday, Arsene Wenger is expected to stay at the club and sign a two-year contract that has been on the table for some time now. Read More »

LeBron James Took Care Of Business

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This NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been building up for a while. In the first two road games of this series, the Cavaliers were favored by only four points in Game 1 and five points in Game 2 . Read More »

Bournemouth sign Begovic from Chelsea

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Begovic finds first-team opportunities nearly impossible to come by at Chelsea due to the form of Thibaut Courtois so a move away to another Premier League club has always been on the cards this summer. And amazingly, Chelsea have made a pretty penny on the 29-year-old, with the Cherries reportedly agreeing on a £10million fee for the goalkeeper. Read More »

Jose Mourinho opens up about Manchester United's interest in Antoine Griezmann

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. "I think they're looking for a Griezmann-type striker, I think they're looking for a central midfielder, I think they're looking for a centre-back and a utility man who could perhaps play at left or right-back". Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

The bucket was part of a 35-point effort that also featured eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Finished the playoffs having made at least 10 3-pointers in 16 of their 18 games. With 2:44 left, the remaining Boston fans began a "Let's Go Celtics " chant that kept going until the final horn, cheering every basket as if the game were close . Read More »

Penguins escape shaky Game 1 with win over Predators

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Subban fired a wrister from the top of the left circle for a 1-0 Nashville lead. Nick Bonino scored twice, including and empty-net goal, while Evgeni Malkin and Conor Sheary scored in the first period for Pittsburgh . In the blink of an eye, it went from 1-0 Nashville to 3-0 Pittsburgh . The puck would have found no one in particular, but bounced off of Mattias Ekholm's leg and past Pekka Rinne to make the game 3-0. Read More »

Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James

You know where Vince Lombardi ranks in career National Football League coaching wins? Inevitably, the questions shifted back to Kerr's health, the constant story line that's doggedly followed him since the botched back surgery in 2015. "In sports, you go back to the whole amateur-versus-professional issue, the denial of these young players' earning potential in order to keep product and price under control", Grantham said. Read More »

Harry Kane wants more goals to clinch Golden Boot

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The Tottenham striker suffered ankle ligament injuries in September and March, and he has played 725 fewer minutes than Everton forward Romelu Lukaku in the top flight. While the likes of Chelsea , Arsenal and the Manchester clubs pay their best players astronomical fees, Spurs, who accumulated the highest tally of points in England over the last two seasons, run the risk of losing their best players. Read More »

Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

He was transferred to intensive care and placed in a coma following the collision on the Rimini coastline last week, having sustained head and chest injuries . This season he was competing in the World Superbike Championship for the Red Bull Honda team and most recently raced on May 14 at the Imola circuit in Italy . Read More »

Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup

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Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino both followed with goals in the first period, giving the Penguins a 3-0 lead. " We hear the commentary ", said Bettman. At the TV timeout, the 22-year-old, who only recently returned from a lower body injury, went to the bench and spoke to the team trainer as well as Marc-Andre Fleury, who had the starting role before Murray returned last round. Read More »