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Milestone man Messi puts on sensational Clasico display

Sergio Ramos was given his fifth Clasico red card minutes later for a wild, two-footed challenge on Messi who had pushed the ball well past the Spain worldwide down the right. There was little pause for breath, with Ter Stegen pushing out Ronaldo's low drive and Messi, who was beginning to find unsafe pockets of space, on the painful end of Marcelo's elbow. Read More »

Dominant Nadal outclasses Zverev in Monte Carlo

Nadal made a dazzling start on one of his favourite courts but hard-hitting 22-year-old Edmund hit back to worry the Spaniard who was playing his 400th match on the red dust. However, Switzerland's 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas. After the Australian Open, Ramos-Vinolas headed to the clay courts of South America, where he achieved consistent results that meant he came into this match with eighteen matches on clay compared to Murray's ... Read More »

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Hernandez's death was ruled a suicide Thursday, according to the Worcester County district attorney and MA authorities. The family of former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez wants to donate his brain to Boston University for CTE research, but there is already controversy around how the situation is being handled. Read More »

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

He is in ongoing discussions with his doctors. Golden State went on to win game three anyway without their coach, but it is still concerning given the fact that Kerr has been feeling under the weather all week. "I played with a broke leg tonight, yeah, I played with pain". When asked if that could mean him missing the rest of the playoffs Kerr said , "Yeah, I just said that". Read More »

Celtic tops Rangers 2-0, into Scottish Cup final vs Aberdeen

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They are now on the brink of winning the treble. Lose, and he will have "failed" where Neil Lennon and Ronny Delia "failed" before him. The trophy haul of the Norwegian in his first season was a Championship and a League Cup. It could have been a second yellow for the Auchenhowie graduate but Collum decided not to go to his pocket before Griffiths brought out a good save from Foderingham at his near post. Read More »

Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs

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MacArthur, who returned for four regular-season games and earlier in the series celebrated his comeback with his first goal in two years, sent a Bobby Ryan rebound past Tuukka Rask for the victor. "We expected a battle and we've got one". But there is a flip side to every coin. Kyle Turris netted Ottawa's other goal on Sunday. The Bruins started Game 6 with three delay of game penalties in the first period, but their penalty kill went 3-for-3 in the opening frame. Read More »

Allardyce 'can breathe a little easier' after victory at Anfield

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It is now five goals in his last five games for the tall Belgium striker, who equalized at Anfield in the 42nd minute with a sidefooted finish before stooping to head home the victor from a corner in the 74th. "Ragnar Klavan with a little bit of pain, could have been on the bench", Klopp said. Joel Matip and Lucas Leiva are fit to start for Liverpool as the Reds welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield. Read More »

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

The Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in double overtime on Friday night. "We were hanging on for dear life (in the third period) but we came in here, we realized next shot wins and we just had to get back to business". "It was off his paddle and went right to me". Bruce Cassidy took over for the fired Claude Julien on February 7 and coached the Bruins into the playoffs with an 18-8-1 record while carrying the interim label, was asked after the game if he wants to return. Read More »

NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

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An otherwise drama-filled playoff game concluded with both teams making dumb mistakes as the Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over their conference rivals. Houston took their first lead of the game on a three-pointer by Harden less than two minutes into the second half. "Come out desperate, come out on the defensive end with a sense of urgency and offensively just do what we do, get our shots, get to the rim and be unselfish". Read More »

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, to take break from tennis

She has not competed since, citing a knee injury when withdrawing from tournaments at Indian Wells, California, and Key Biscayne, Florida. She is also a five-time Tour finals victor, the last of which came in 2014, and was recently picked as the greatest female tennis player of the Open era by BBC Sport users . Read More »

Oilers prove they are more than McDavid in playoff win

If the Oilers advance, they would face the Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks in the next round. Thornton's wrist shot leaked through Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and dribbled to the goal line, where Marleau stuffed it in. No matter what happens next round this Oilers team will be remembered as the team that brought Edmonton its first playoff series in a decade. Draisaitl scored six goals in five regular-season games against the Ducks, including two overtime goals. Read More »

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score his 100th European goal

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Ancelotti concedes that his old club have the edge but is refusing to accept defeat in Bayern's quest to reach the semi-finals. Bayern hope to have top-scorer Robert Lewandowski fit for the trip to the Bernabeu, after the striker missed the Munich match with a bruised shoulder. Read More »

Bruins' second period frenzy not enough to beat Senators in Game 3

Still, creating an early lead on the road is important for the Senators, and they were able to accomplish that with a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Oilers bounced back from an overtime loss in their first playoff game in 11 years to post consecutive shutouts and take a 2-1 series lead over the defending Western Conference champions. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Reveals Reason Behind Dropping Two Key Players for Middlesbrough Win

Cech reacted well to parry a header from Daniel Ayala as Boro sensed a second, although Guzan had to charge off his line to prevent Ozil from rounding him following Sanchez's throughball. "We like to dominate the ball, but when the team lacks confidence it's good to change to a system and do something different". "The opponent had a bit more of the ball than we are used to [but] we lost two games, against Crystal Palace and West Brom, where we had 70 per cent possession and today we had a ... Read More »

Beverley, Harden carry Rockets to rout of Thunder

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Thunder forward Andre Roberson largely stymied Harden, limiting him to 20.5 points (with a 48.3 true shooting percentage), 7.3 rebounds and 12.3 assists per game. The Rockets totaled 31 second-chance points in the process. He also didn't have a chance to stage any of those late-game heroics that we saw time and time again in the regular season, as his Thunder found themselves down by as much as 32 in the closing minutes. Read More »

Rockets' Beverley fined $25000 for confronting fan

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On Sunday before Game 4 with the Thunder, Beverley met with the media at his locker addressing the decision and why players need to be protected. Beverley said the fan yelled "F-you Patrick Beverley" multiple times with a clicker in his face. Read More »

James scores 33 as Cavaliers sweep Pacers

In Game 1, James double-teamed George in the closing seconds, forcing the four-time All-Star to pass the ball. During the fourth quarter, without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , LeBron James had a complete dominance on the floor, shooting a layup and a slam dunk under seven minutes to go to give the Cavaliers a lead. Read More »

Younis Khan reaches 10000 Test runs landmark

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Mohammad Amir registered his career best figure of six-wicket haul to dismiss West Indies for 286 runs following which Pakistan responded back with a score of 201 for four at stumps on day one of the first Test in Jamaica . But it all depends on my team, ' he said. Misbah had announced his retirement after Pakistan's tour of England. "I think this is the right time as every sportsman has to take this decision in his career", he had said. Read More »

Brighton promoted to the Premier League!

Today, Brighton & Hove Albion have the chance to win promotion to the Premier League on their home turf, for the first time ever. We knew what we'd achieved previous year and we recruited well - not many, but we started the season with a better team and squad. Read More »

Barcelona leaves Neymar out of El Clasico

Spain's sports tribunal said on Saturday that while it had not yet had the opportunity to consider the appeal Barcelona lodged to challenge Neymar's suspension, that did not mean the striker was cleared to play. "You will see tomorrow what team we are going to start with". Real Madrid vs Barcelona , Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi - one of the biggest games and contests of any season, anywhere around the world. Read More »

Harden goes for 37 in Rockets' rout

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It would have been easy for them to make another run that put this game out of hand at some point. The Jazz will look to try to combat the Clippers' aggressive offensive attack around the rim, which will continue to be hard without Gobert. The first time All-Star is struggling, to say the least, to get good looks and drain them. "I've said that before, they're homers , and I say when you go play there, you don't really see opposing teams' jerseys; know what I mean?" What will it take for ... Read More »

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

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Westbrook responded with his first three-point attempt of the game. Oklahoma City has won every first quarter, and it has built a lead of at least 14 points in each of them. The team is expecting the same stats for this Game 3 over Thunder. While MVP votes were cast weeks ago, Game 3 certainly didn't make the debate any clearer as both Westbrook and Harden were fantastic throughout. Read More »

Rooney returns to Man Utd XI, Rashford dropped

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Reportedly, both the players have suffered the knee injury in the last match that the team played, that is on Thursday against Anderlecht. But with the games coming thick and fast and injuries taking a toll on his team, Mourinho said he would rotate his squad again with an eye on the May 4 Europa League, semi-final, first-leg at Spanish club Celta Vigo. Read More »

Chappell grabs Texas lead heading into final round

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The win is the first on the PGA Tour Champions for Singh, and it's the second for Franco. "I was calm all day", Chappell said. Davis Love III and Scott Verplank birdied their final four holes to finish at 6 under and in a tie for second place along with Fred Couples and Jay Haas. Read More »

Leake pitches, hits Cardinals past Brewers, 6-4

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Matheny said a scheduled day off Monday helped guide his decision, plus the fact there was a day game Sunday after a night game and that Molina had had to handle every inning and block a lot of pitches in a stretch of tight games in the last week. Read More »

Cardell Hayes sentenced in Will Smith's death

Hayes was convicted of fatally shooting Smith and wounding Smith's wife in a confrontation after a traffic crash previous year. Hayes claimed he was acting in self defense, stating that he only reacted after Smith allegedly fired a gun at him first. Read More »

Basketball: Pacers fail to make Cavs pay

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Specifically, in Game 2 , Cleveland's Big 3 of LeBron James , Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 89 points. The Cavs still led 109-91 with 6:09 left, but the Pacers ripped off 13 straight points and were within 113-109 when George hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left. Read More »

Conte wins tactical mind games as Chelsea stars shine

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Spurs had twice fought back with Harry Kane's stooping flicked header from Christian Eriksen's pinpoint delivery, the Dane then teeing up Dele Alli to make it 2-2 in the 52nd minute. Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic scored late in the second half to complete a thrilling victory for Chelsea . Chelsea boss Antonio Conte raised a few eyebrows before kick-off with after dropping Hazard and Diego Costa to the bench. Read More »

Albert Ramos stuns Andy Murray in Monte Carlo Masters

Murray looked to have done enough to book a quarter-final meeting with Marin Cilic when he broke his opponent twice at the start of the deciding set, but Ramos-Vinolas came roaring back to claim a deserved and unexpected triumph, arguably the finest of his career to date . Read More »

US, Mexico and Canada announce joint World Cup 2026 bid

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According to Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, neither Europe nor Asia are eligible to host the 2026 World Cup following Russia's receipt of the tournament in 2018 and Qatar's in 2022. While FIFA has said that CONCACAF would garner six spots in the expanded World Cup format, it remains to be seen how its allotment will be affected if the bid is successful. Read More »

Warriors remain concerned with coach Steve Kerr's return

I'm not going to do that to our team, o. Sources later told ESPN that Kerr, in his morning address to his players, actually told his players not to make the game about him or rally around his condition, but Curry was clearly moved after the win to pay tribute to his coach. Read More »