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Rafael Nadal eases into Monte-Carlo quarters

It is the first time since he lost to Rafael Nadal in a semi-final in Monte Carlo six years ago that Murray has been broken seven times in a three-setter, a statistic he will not want to dwell on before heading for either Barcelona or Budapest next week. Read More »

Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers

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Verlander, whose ERA rose to 6.04, allowed four runs, three hits and six walks - one shy of his career high - in five-plus innings. Minnesota's bullpen bounced back from a rough game Thursday against Cleveland to finish out the game after Santiago's exit. Read More »

Why Pep wants Alexis and Bonucci at Man City

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The FA Cup represents City's last chance for silverware in Guardiola's first season at the Etihad Stadium and he accepts billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour may have expected to see more from the side. However, they look no nearer to doing that under Guardiola than they did under Pellegrini, and it will require some astute transfer deals and rebuilding this summer to change that next season if, as seems likely, City qualify for the Champions League again. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Man City keeper Joe Hart not a Liverpool target

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However, Klopp added he was unsure whether Jordan Henderson would be able to play again this season. Liverpool have won 5, drawn 2 and lost once since the captain was sidelined with a foot injury. Klopp though did have good news about long-term injury victim Danny Ings. However, they will be without Mamadou Sakho for the trip to Anfield with the on-loan centre-back ineligible to face his parent club. Read More »

Time for Spurs to prove their worth - Conte

The switch to three at the back proved inspired. Had Arsenal's challenge not disintegrated the Premier League's top four would have been drawn to contest this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals. "With this team, and with the people working for it, we will get a trophy - 100%". A major switch in system seems unlikely in such a high-profile knockout tie at Wembley, but Conte had great success the last time he enacted a solution to a problem he had identified. Read More »

Jazz's Rudy Gobert out Game 2, but making progress

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Los Angeles stormed to a 12-point lead in the first quarter, reeling off the kind of dunks that earned the team's Lob City moniker years ago. "Man, I was trying to just stay on the court, to tell the truth", said Paul, who scored his 1,000 career 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Boston Red Sox: Chris Young Proving His Worth in Jackie Bradley's Absence

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez (7) celebrates with teammate Pablo Sandoval , right, after Sandoval hit a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston . "And I think on those days on which he is pitching the third day, it's when he's been efficient, much like we saw (Monday): good command, good location , his curveballs for strikes". Read More »

Hawks star Millsap says Wizards 'were playing MMA' in game-one win

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After shooting six of 18 after three quarters, Beal sank six of nine in the fourth, including two of his four from beyond the arc. We know John Wall is fast. Kevin Durant wasn't on the court at all, nor Shaun Livingston. Following Game 3, which is Saturday night in Atlanta, the teams will begin to shorten the space between games in the series. Read More »

Patriots call out New York Times over White House visit comparisons

As you can see in the team's explanation, the 2015 photo included 40 members of the Patriots' staff who weren't on the stairs for the 2017 photo. Check out this photo comparing the 2015 champs visit and the 2017 champs visit. The FBI retrieved the helmet from Mexican authorities who also recovered Tom Brady's two Super Bowl jerseys in Mexico City last month. The famously gregarious footballer was at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday for the customary visit to celebrate his team ... Read More »

Inner lanes of Ben Franklin Parkway close for NFL draft

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For their part, the Eagles haven't signaled their willingness to take on Mixon and his baggage. It was always about what Howie wanted. Undefeated? No. "So we're going to do what we think is right with this team going forward". Just how long he will last before being drafted remains to be seen . Molitor and Mixon settled over her accusation of intentional infliction of emotional distress. Read More »

I've not seen Birmingham play this season, admits Redknapp

The Blues have picked up just 16 points out of a possible 66 in Zola's time in charge. He took charge of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers past year, and worked as an adviser to Derby County last season. "It is three games in two weeks, massive games for us, it is a very hard situation we are in but I am looking forward to the challenge", Redknapp said on Wednesday. Read More »

Ottawa Senators: Game 4 @ TD Garden Pre-Game Thoughts

That goal for Boston came at the end of a short 5-on-3 after the Senators took back-to-back penalties. Hoffman broke in behind a sleeping Boston defence for a breakaway and scored at the seven minute 15-second mark, using his long reach on a deke to slide the puck past Rask. Read More »

Mike Babcock: Leafs need to 'earn' their way into playoffs

Instead, as the second wild card team, they face the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in the first round. In the NHL's version of the Hunger Games, the odds are not in Toronto's favour. Buckle up: They've drawn the powerhouse Washington Capitals in the organization's first playoff series since 2013. The Leafs went 1-1-1 against the Caps in the regular season. Read More »

Champions League: Why we lost against Real Madrid - Carlo Ancelotti

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Michael Ballack warns Eden Hazard of a move to Real Madrid , but does he have what it takes to be a Galactico? After a hard loss, Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti was quoted to be saying by Reuters, "Small details have decided the game". Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real's 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off. "I'm absolutely thrilled, really happy". Read More »

Chelsea, Spurs dominate PFA Team of the Year

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Antonio Conte looks set to welcome back Thibaut Courtois and Marcos Alonso into his line-up after they missed last Sunday's defeat at Old Trafford with injury and illness respectively. "It adds importance, as games against Tottenham always are". Terry and Chelsea announced this week that the 36-year-old defender will be leaving Stamford Bridge after 22 years at the end of this season. Read More »

Maple Leafs youngsters showing they can hang with Capitals stars

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Braden Holtby made 30 saves in the Capitals goal. Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie the score in the final minute of the period. The Maple Leafs' power play carried over into the overtime period, and with seven seconds left in it Bozak capitalized, redirecting Nazem Kadri's shot from the top of the left faceoff circle. Read More »

Ibrahimovic unsure how long he has left

The Argentine, along with Eric Bailly, hadn't missed a minute of action during Man United's last five games prior to the encounter with Rene Weiler's men after Smalling and Jones had picked up "long-term" injuries over the global break. With Ibrahimovic likely to miss United's upcoming Premier League trip to Burnley on Sunday, Rooney may well re-enter the fold. 'I would love to see Wayne come back and really be a force once again, ' Wilkins added. Read More »

As the Cavs turn: Drama subsided, National Basketball Association champs hitting stride

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Despite a recent slump, the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are still on track to earn one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference, with many still viewing the Cavaliers as the team to beat in the East. All of Cleveland's five starters posted double digits while only three of the Celtics' five starters were able to rake up the same feat. This is a team that has shown an ability to compete at a high level. Read More »

Wright, Benintendi lift Red Sox past Rays

He was dominant Saturday in his first victory with Boston , striking out 12 over seven innings in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. In case you haven't heard, the Red Sox are quite popular in Boston , especially on gameday in the neighborhood that surrounds historic Fenway Park. Read More »

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne extends contract until 2022

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Insigne came through Napoli's youth set-up and was sent on loan to Foggia and Pescara before joining the senior side for the 2012-2013 season. He said: "I'm proud to have renewed my contract at the club for another five years". No financial details were given of the Italy forward's new contract but reports say Insigne's salary has increased from 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) a year to 4.5 million ($4.8 million). Read More »

Photos Of The Patriots Visiting Donald Trump At The White House

The New England Patriots stopped by the White House on Wednesday for the traditional meeting with the president for championship teams and hoo boy not a lot of them bothered to show up. But Brady also declined to attend 2015 . "Five Super Bowl victories since 2002, really unbelievable". The Super Bowl champs - who play in the AFC East with the New York Jets - joined USA president Donald Trump in calling out the New York Times . Read More »

Finau, Cauley share lead

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There were some high-profile names to miss the cut as Zach Johnson and Luke Donald will not be returning for the weekend while Ian Poulter's failure to beat the even par cut-off means he loses his PGA Tour card. "I've been driving the ball really good the last three, four weeks and I haven't really got as much out of it". He avoided bogey all day, including sinking a 12-footer for par at No. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku is so much more than a goal machine - Ronald Koeman

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As a result the Liverpool Echo repots Everton are holding out for €120m for their star striker, a fee that would rule Juventus out of the mix. Having now gained plenty of Premier League experience, and scored a lot of goals while doing so, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes Lukaku is now at a level where he can replace Diego Costa as Chelsea's number one striker. Read More »

Diamondbacks score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

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That was the sixth time in franchise history the Diamondbacks scored nine in one inning. So when the Dodgers entered the eighth inning with a 5-4 lead, surely many thought it was safe. Pitching with the lead for the first time in the game, Walker was unable to close out the Dodgers in the sixth inning. "It was much-needed after a couple of lean games offensively". Read More »

Brighton refuse to spend big despite promotion

Goals to Glenn Murray and Solly March sent the Seagulls well on their way to claiming the result before Nick Powell pulled one back late for the visitors. They've bounced back and shown good determination and desire to win as many game as possible. Freddie Sears put the hosts ahead just before halftime, but when former Tractor Boy Daryl Murphy levelled in the second half, the Magpies had a chance to switch their fortunes. Read More »

Rajon Rondo: Rajon Rondo hopes to return to Bulls

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Stevens said that after services for Thomas' sister, the star guard intends to rejoin the team Friday for Game 3 at Chicago. "We're like this", Jimmy Butler said, balling up his fist to show the team's tightness after a regular season with occasional fractures. Read More »

Man United boss Jose Mourinho makes huge Marcus Rashford claim

Marcus Rashford scored the victor in extra time as Manchester United beat Anderlecht to reach the Europa League semifinal. Mourinho also repeated his view that Marcus Rashford, who scored the victor against Anderlecht , should not play for England Under-21s in the summer's European Championship. Read More »