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Astros Place Dallas Keuchel On DL With Neck Discomfort


Joey Votto had a two-run homer among his four hits, Adam Duvall had three hits off Mike Leake and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. Right-hander Collin McHugh , who has yet to pitch this season, was transferred to the 60-day DL to allow for the promotion of right-hander Francis Martes, the top prospect in the farm system, from Triple-A. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster


The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer's record for quarter-final appearances at Roland Garros . Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic might be cold during their French Open quarterfinals. The Spaniard recently won a tournament in Estoril, plus played in the finals of the competition in Rio de Janeiro, and three semi-finals on the courts of Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Indian Wells this year. Read More »

Red Sox likely replacement for Eduardo Rodriguez injured in minors

He will take on the Orioles' Dylan Bundy (6-3, 2.89) in the third game of a four-game series at Camden Yards - a place that Price has fared well in. But Tillman loaded the bases as a result of two walks, part of his season-high four walks on the day, the latest of Tillman's command struggles in six starts since returning from the disabled list. Read More »

Ostapenko outclasses Wozniacki in Paris

Swiss Bacsinszky also won the first set 6-4 against local favorite Kristina Mladenovic on the Philippe-Chatrier Court when the rain began to pour down around 3:27 p.m. One Frenchwoman however does remain in the draw: The player Mladenovic won the doubles title with past year in Paris, Caroline Garcia, who will play second-seed Karolina Pliskova in Wednesday's quarterfinals. Read More »

Golden State Warriors eye historic 16-0, championship in Game 4

Second, because of the extra minutes he's on the court and the insane workload at both ends, LeBron is wearing down in the second half. "I've been working on that shot my whole life, and for that one to go in, that's liberating", the forward told ESPN's Doris Goodwin after the game. Read More »

Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals


Murray absorbed everything Wawrinka threw at him for most of the four hour and 34 minute contest but after winning a tense fourth set, Wawrinka steamed ahead in the decider as the Briton's armour was finally pierced. While the world number one has dropped three sets, including the opener to Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, Wawrinka has romped through the draw. Read More »

Dana White: Don't believe what you read, I'm running Mayweather-McGregor negotiations


The UFC has reportedly entered into talks with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions to negotiate a potential boxing match between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather . " I'm the only one in on it ", White replied. Mayweather has been out of action since September 2015 when he scored a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto, announcing his retirement after the bout. Read More »

Plenty of second-guessing for Cavaliers after Game 3

LeBron James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin and every Golden State shot while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R. "I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career". "They're a great team, but I think we're a great team also". Read More »

A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee


The Omaha girl must now wait until all 291 spellers finish the preliminaries to learn whether she moves on. Also competing was West Carroll eighth-grader Olivia Charles, of Mount Carroll, who missed her second-round word stephanotis, a genus of flowering plants, by swapping the "a" with an "e". Read More »

STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 5- Nashville @ Pittsburgh

Even though the game was over, Kessel responded, whipping a shot past Saros for his eighth goal of the playoffs that Crosby also assisted on. Pittsburgh Penguins' Ron Hainsey , center, celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with Evgeni Malkin , left, and Phil Kessel , right, during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday. Read More »

Five things we learned from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tangles with Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban (76) during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. "It's a big game, we came here with the mission to win the game and we didn't have the start or the game we wanted to". Crosby wasn't about to leave anything behind against the Predators and he began the game as though he was playing at a different speed, maybe a different league, than ... Read More »

Austrian Thiem ousts Djokovic for Nadal test


Thiem, who plays with a single-handed backhand, said he needed to improve the defensive side of his game after struggling against the ferocious top-spin on Nadal's forehand during their last few encounters. "It was decided I think in the first set today". He is looking to join Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro as the only players other than Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Wawrinka and Roger Federer to win grand slam titles in the last 12 years. Read More »

Could Warriors really go to 10 straight NBA Finals?


They also only won just 56 regular season games. All the newcomers remembered watching these two teams square off the past two Junes as fans. Yes, twice, with both teams winning one game each. For the record, I picked Cleveland at the start of the season primarily for two reasons. They like to see them out there. "So first of all my concern is for my fans that we play as many players as we can, that we play to win". Read More »

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem


His shock quarter-final victory was his first in six meetings with the 12-time major victor. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during the men's quarterfinal match against Dominic Thiem of Austria at the French Open Tennis Tournament 2017 in Paris , France , on June 7, 2017 . Read More »

Chelsea joining race to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

Allegri accused the central defender of not following his instructions as Juventus were blown away by Real Madrid for their fifth successive Champions League final defeat . The loss of Matic would not come as too huge a blow to the Blues, with Conte already said to be lining up Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko as his replacement. Read More »

Kevin Durant's late-game heroics encapsulate NBA's new nightmare


Klay Thompson parlayed his huge Game 2 into a bigger Game 3, nailing six of the Warriors' 16 3s and hitting 30 points for the first time in this postseason. It was Cleveland's best effort of the three games, and it didn't yield a victory. "And obviously when you miss the shot, you always are going to say, well, we could have got a better possession". Read More »

Dubs win Game 3 behind fourth quarter comeback

No team in NBA play-off history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, although the Cavaliers did become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 hole to swipe the crown from Golden State past year. Asked Draymond Green if GSWs circled 16-0 as a goal. "No, we made that mistake of circling 73 and worrying about the wrong thing before. It don't matter", Green said . Read More »

Trump's lawyer accuses Comey of illegal leaks

Comey said he did not know if there are tapes of his conversations with Trump but said he hoped there were and that they should be made public. In his written testimony , Comey said that Trump pushed him to end his investigation into Flynn in a odd private encounter near the grandfather clock in the Oval Office. Read More »

Man United top Forbes' most valuable soccer teams list


United also need somebody to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic after it was reported that he would be leaving Old Trafford . Real Madrid haven't offered Morata the role he had hoped at the club after they re-signed him from Juventus and he is keen to leave despite recently winning the Champions League. Read More »

Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final


However, Wawrinka quickly hit back, breaking first again for 4-3 in the second set and again in the ninth game to level the semi-final, running around a second serve to bury a forehand victor. Top-ranked Andy Murray has won the opening set against third-seeded Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (6) in the French Open semifinals. He broke Murray yet again and served for the win, but Murray did get a break point attempt. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

And, oh, by the way, the Warriors? Part of that was Golden State simply didn't miss many shots; they shot almost 50 percent from the field (48.5 percent to be exact). He had 38 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and zero turnovers as the Warriors won 113-91. Irving can't be much better than that. "And I saw [James] backing up, and I just wanted to take that shot". Read More »

Kevin Durant ices the Cavaliers in Game 3 with back-breaking 3-pointer

In an unbelievable final 75 seconds of Game 3 on Wednesday, Durant took the Warriors on his back while scoring seven unanswered points and, if history is any indication, ending the Finals with a 118-113 victory over Cleveland . The Warriors? Curry scored a layup at 2:25, Durant hit a baseline pull-up at 1:15. Kevin Durant buried the Cavaliers. "It was a great stop", Durant said. Read More »

Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

Wilson (Questionable Thursday, lower body), C R. Johnasen (Out for season, thigh), LW K. Fiala (Out for season, leg). When the Stanley Cup Final began, it appeared rather lopsided. Game 6 is Sunday in Nashville . Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with nine goals, Viktor Arvidsson has 10 assists and Roman Josi has 72 shots on goal. Read More »

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

They are now down 0-3 to the Golden State Warriors . It wasn't a goal of ours to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it. I am writing this not even to debate the facts but to ask the question why are we even having the discussion? "Just great", Steve Kerr said. "You don't want to mess around. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir shine in South Africa win

Sri Lanka heads dropped after the loss of Tharanga, who top-scored for them with 57 runs off 69 deliveries, and despite Kusal Perera chipping in with an unbeaten 44, South Africa mopped up the tail without major difficulty. The gulf in quality between these teams was borne out by the margin of South Africa's victory: 96 runs. "I thought Sri Lanka could chase it down, but also thought we should have enough". Read More »

It's not about the slam numbers - Murray on his tussle with Wawrinka

Murray broke for 6-5 but a big backhand victor from Nishikori gave him the break back again, only for the Scot to rip through the tiebreak 7-0. You can be worrying about technique, which is never good when you're playing matches. Having dispatched Karen Khachanov in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Murray used his courtside post-match interview to talk about the terror attacks at Manchester Arena and London Bridge that left 29 people dead and many more injured. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy to star in Margie Claus


She will next star in " Can You Ever Forgive Me? " directed by Marielle Heller. New Line wants this one in cinemas for November 2019. McCarthy also recently finished shooting " Life of the Party " for New Line, which opens on May 11, 2018. Read More »

All-Star promise: PK Subban says Predators will win Game 3 vs. Penguins


Defenseman Ryan Ellis, who has played with Rinne for six years, called the goalie Nashville's best player, night in and night out. But a dismal Game 1 performance, with the Pittsburgh Penguins scoring four goals on just 11 shots, was followed by Rinne being benched after allowing the decisive three goals early in the third period of a Game 2 loss Wednesday night. Read More »

Jury to hear Bill Cosby's testimony about quaaludes and sex


In a press conference after his investigators interviewed Cosby, he'd told reporters Cosby was "fully cooperative" and that he had not yet determined Constand's credibility. Agrusa asked Constand on Wednesday. At the end of the interview, Schaffer said, Cosby summoned his driver to bring up a bag. His account clashed with Constand's tearful testimony Tuesday when she said the former TV star gave her three blue pills that knocked her out - before she was "jolted awake" by Cosby's groping. Read More »