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National Football League roundup

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Garrett is the consensus favorite to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick in next week's National Football League draft, while Barnett likely will be taken at some point in the first round. With the Cleveland Plain Dealer's fresh report that Trubisky remains in play for the Browns at No. 1, it is becoming increasingly hard to just dismiss this as idle talk. Read More »

Cleveland Indians activate Jason Kipnis; option Yandy Diaz to Class AAA Columbus

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It took a while, but Jason Kipnis has finally rejoined the Indians. Additionally, Kipnis stole 15 bases in 18 attempts and had a.469 slugging percentage. Then, in the 2016 postseason, where the Indians came within one win of their first World Series Championship since 1948, Kipnis collected 14 hits in 61 at-bats, and seven of those hits went for extra bases (three doubles, four home runs). Read More »

Europa-chasing Everton held by West Ham in Premier League

Bilic had been left frustrated by his side's failure to effectively preserve their Premier League status for another by failing to beat bottom club Sunderland, despite twice taking the lead at the Stadium of Light. "I'm a big admirer of John, he is one of the best that ever played, not only in that position but in general". Everton manager Ronald Koeman has rather unsubtly questioned why Romelu Lukaku would want to join Manchester United. Read More »

Steve Kerr announces he will be out indefinitely with health issues

It was his first full contact action since March 30 as he had not returned to practice prior to start of a heated playoff game against the Warriors. Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, gets five from Taurean Prince after drawing a foul from the Washington Wizards during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2. Read More »

Dismissive: Steve Hansen says he knows how Lions will play

In other words, a player's character was as significant as his ability, albeit their character, individually and collectively, is liable to be tested like never before. "He was ready to perform because of the preparation and how diligent he'd been throughout the whole of the Six Nations". Ireland players have won against them and some of the England players won against them in 2012. Read More »

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

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Thomas finished the night with 33 points. Gerald Green got off to a red-hot start by scoring 16 points in the first half, and the Celtics ran out to a 20-point lead early in the second quarter. The Celtics opened the second quarter with mainly reserves and managed to build a pair of 20-point leads. Jimmy Butler trailed on the play and a frustrated Marcus Smart turned and lightly shoved Butler in the chest. Read More »

Real Madrid stars Ronaldo, Ramos tells Lewandowski: Join us!

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However, Bayern's numerical disadvantage told after Vidal saw his second yellow card and Ronaldo made the most of an assistant referee's leniency to complete his hat trick. Speaking to the media in a pre-match press conferernce ahead of his side's Bundesliga match against Mainz, the Italian expressed pride in his team's performance and chose to focus on what they still can achieve this season. Read More »

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

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Golden State hold a 2-0 series lead. It would have been easy for the Golden State Warriors to pack it in on Saturday night. The surgery Kerr underwent roughly two years ago created a fluid leak in his spine, and that has resulted in symptoms like migraines and nausea. Read More »

Arsenal secure spot in FA Cup Final

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Spanish worldwide Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later - his first since early 2015 - from a cross by Arsenal's other wing back, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. We tried to do what we wanted to do'. When Fabian Delph crashed into Granit Xhaka towards the end of the game, Arsenal's players were quick to confront the City man, displaying unity and aggression, just like the days when such instances were nearly a weekly occurrence for the club. Read More »

Clarke MacArthur scores OT victor to clinch first round for Senators

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After a thrilling double overtime victory in Ottawa, the Bruins have the chance to even their series at home to send this Eastern Conference matchup to a Game 7. The Senators survived the first overtime and the second would prove to be a challenge of endurance. Mike Babcock's up-and-coming squad has put up a serious fight against the Presidents' Trophy winners, with four of five games to this point having been decided in overtime. Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies Even Series With San Antonio Spurs

While Gasol's game victor will likely be the play that's remembered, the real excitement stemmed from the battle between Conley and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard . "Of course, we're in desperation mode", he said. "We got stops when we needed to, were aggressive when we needed to be and we kept it up for 48 minutes". Read More »

Guardiola: We'll improve next season

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Arsenal showed great resilience to come from behind - and eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger - after Sergio Aguero raced clear of Nacho Monreal to put City ahead in the 62nd minute. In his 50th City game, Guardiola picked an unchanged side for the first time and they were the more threatening in a tiresome first half despite having to replace the injured David Silva with Raheem Sterling. Read More »

Terry could stay in Premier League?

Here are six possible destinations for the former England skipper, according to the mirror . Terry, who spent most of his career at the London side, said: "After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club". Read More »

Lionel Messi smashes another El Clasico record

Casemiro opened the scoring for hosts in the 28th minute, but Lionel Messi equalised just five minutes later with a superb solo effort. Messi's brace put Barcelona level on points with Real at the top of the table, although Los Merengues still have a game in hand. Read More »

FA Cup: Oxlade-Chamberlain v Sane

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When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Arsenal a week before his 18th birthday, little could he have imagined that Arsène Wenger would consider handing him the keys to the club's future six years down the line. Injuries, injuries, injuries, injuries and not big ones. He also welcomes the return to full fitness of "complete player" Aaron Ramsey and hopes he can be the Gunners' FA Cup talisman again when they meet Manchester City at Wembley in today's semi-final. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics get even with Bulls

Green finished with 18 points, including a jacuzzi-hot start in which he had 16 points in the first half as Boston's lead surged to as much as 20 points. For the game, Butler had 23 free throw attempts which ranks third all-time among Celtics opponents in the playoffs. Rondo was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association on Sunday after the injured Chicago Bulls guard was caught on camera trying to trip Crowder on the bench during game three of their first round series on Friday. Read More »

Serena Williams expecting a baby this fall, rep confirms

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The American seems to be happy in her personal life as she is due to get married to her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, and you can not rule out Wiliams from returning to tennis, and dominating once more, similar to Roger Federer , who missed six months on the ATP World Tour is having his best run in five years. Read More »

Branden Grace leads Texas Open by 1

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Having signed off 2016 in the form of his life, which included an impressive Ryder Cup debut, it's been a hard start to 2017 for Koepka, one of the many Nike-branded players who now have licence to experiment with their equipment. He would hit a birdie on No. 17 for the cherry on top of his round. Luke List played well at the OHL Classic late previous year and has been solid in two starts at TPC San Antonio, but he's not been missed in the market and I prefer the claims of Harold Varner ... Read More »

Dele Alli wins PFA young player of the year award

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It was the second season in a row Alli has claimed the award following his win in 2015/16. Alli, on the other hand, has netted 16 times and has created five goals for his team-mates in 31 appearances for the north London side in his second season in the Premier League. Read More »

Highlights of Sunday's NHL games

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The Bruins answered 1:57 into the third period on Patrice Bergeron's wrist shot, pulling Boston level at 2-2. Despite squandering a 2-0 lead, one of the bright spots in Game 5 for Ottawa was a much-anticipated goal from Stone, who notched his first career playoff tally and halted a 19-game drought overall dating to February 19. Read More »

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he feels like Benjamin Button

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United are four points behind Manchester City with a game in hand, and they're due to face City later in April-the derby is likely to have a significant impact on which team finishes in the UEFA Champions League places. He was taken off just after the hour following an early caution. The former Chelsea boss hopes to have as many players as fresh as possible ahead of that trip to Belgium as United look to secure a commanding first-leg advantage. Read More »

Cavaliers Sweep As Pacers' Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short

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Game 3 was a different story and perhaps the one that best illustrated what kind of team Cleveland has been this season: After falling behind by 26, James led the biggest second-half comeback in playoff history, taking over the game on both ends and creating wide-open shots for the Cavs' shooters. Read More »

KKR, Delhi look to gain upper hand in an IPL clash

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An edge of the seat encounter is in the offering as a resurgent Delhi Daredevils take on rampaging champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR ) in an IPL 2017 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday. The Delhi think-tank might be tempted to bring in Aditya Tare in place of Nair, but the former also failed to make an impact in the two IPL matches he has played in this season. Read More »

Highlights of Saturday's NBA games

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Benching Jonas Valanciunas was a move that paid off. "He did a good job offensively and defensively", said Casey. Both teams got off to a slow start, finding themselves mired in over-dribbling and careless passing, combining for 21 first-half turnovers. Read More »

Tottenham must learn how to win big games, says Harry Kane

For me it is a great achievement. This is very important in this part of the season that every single player feels they are part of this project. Spurs fans were quick to lament Pochettino for his decision to play the former Bayer Leverkusen man out of position on Twitter after the game. Read More »

Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

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The Patriots responded on Twitter that the photos lack context , saying football staff sat on the South Lawn instead of standing on the stairs this year. Trump , who has had an acrimonious relationship with The Times over his coverage during the presidential campaign and in the first year of his presidency, took the opportunity to blast the newspaper for a "big lie". Read More »

Masterful Nadal makes it ten in Monte Carlo

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The Spaniard, who defeated David Goffin in the semi-final on Saturday, made light work of his opponent as he becomes the first person to ever win 10 titles at the same ATP tournament. "Nothing [I could] do", Ramos-Vinolas conceded. Shrugging it off, an assertive Nadal thumped a smash then looped a handsome running forehand lob. Read More »

Can Clippers replicate aggressiveness against Jazz in Game 3?

Luckily, we do not need to have this conversation, as they have further postponed the potential breakup of the Big Three. The Jazz will look to try to combat the Clippers' aggressive offensive attack around the rim, which will continue to be hard without Gobert. Read More »

Trump Issues New Warnings on Demise of Affordable Care Act

We see what you're doing, folks. GOP leaders have shown no desire to revisit the issue until they're assured they have enough votes to succeed, a point House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reiterated to lawmakers Saturday, according to participants in the call. Read More »

Barcelona ask court for Neymar decision ahead of Clasico

Barca coach, Luis Enrique was asked about Neymar, who is suspended for the game, but who could still play as Barca have appealed to the Spanish Court of Sporting Arbitration. Suarez let Rakitic's pass run into Messi's path and the Argentinian swerved past Dani Carvajal to finish unerringly past Keylor Navas for his 499th Barcelona goal. Read More »

Manchester United to withdraw contract offer for Ibrahimovic

Marcus Rashford's extra time goal led United to the semifinals of the contest, but the England kid made way for Rooney at Turf Moor, and was named among the replacements. United went into this game with a worrying injury list. "It's a big blow but we are really sad for them, not for us as a team because they are much more important than us and their injuries are really big", a sympathetic Mourinho said ahead of United's Premier League clash with Burnley on Sunday. Read More »

Burnley v Manchester United

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The Premier League standing table spotted that the Burnley at 15th position and the Manchester United is at 5th place. Ibrahimovic, 35, should be treated by renowned Pittsburgh orthopaedic surgeon Dr Freddie H Fu as early as this week after suffering a serious injury when he landed awkwardly during last week's Europa League tie against Anderlecht. Read More »

Kevin Durant Hopeful To Play In Game 3

Durant missed the final 19 games of the regular season with a strained knee, and Nurkic sat out Portland's final seven contests. The Warriors should win the series against Portland, even without Durant, even shorthanded - Shaun Livingston is out in Game 2 and Matt Barnes still isn't back from a rolled ankle. Read More »