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Miguel Sano and Matthew Boyd ejected after Twins vs. Tigers brawl


Ausmus also said OF J.D. Martinez ran outside for the first time since spraining his right foot in spring training and is on track to return some time in May. 4 overall by MLB.com prior to the start of 2014. He is being monitored on a day to day basis but Brad Ausmus, the Tigers' manager, confessed to Beck after the game that Jones is highly likely to be placed in the disable list before making a comeback to the team. Read More »

Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade


The silver medalist in Beijing, Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine, has already been disqualified for doping. Sotherton was therefore in line to become a back-to-back Olympic heptathlon medallist nearly nine years after following up her 2004 bronze with an agonising fifth place that was upgraded a week later to fourth after Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska failed a drugs test. Read More »

Saints, Peterson close in on deal

Getting up there in years, Peterson's fumbling problems became a real liability, and he didn't quite fit in the shotgun-heavy offense the Vikings tried building around young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He'll have a reduced workload - at least compared to his Vikings days - with the Saints . The Saints already have a 1,000-yard rusher, Mark Ingram, who totaled a career-high 1,043 yards last season. Read More »

A's rained out at home for first time in 3 years


Evan Gattis had a based loaded double that cleared the bases in the seventh inning that would make the score 6-2 and ultimately secure the win for the Astros . Hinch said. The A's traded Reddick to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Cotton at last season's non-waiver trade deadline. The A's are also 8-3 in Graveman's last 11 home starts, and 2-5 in Graveman's last seven Friday starts. Read More »

Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again

The incident marred an otherwise uplifting win for Boston. "If that was me, we would've hit you the first day [after the slide]". No one likes to see it. Rodriguez gave up his only hit in the fifth when Chris Davis managed a single. The troubles for Orioles starter Kevin Gausman (1-2) started nearly immediately when he allowed a three-run homer to Betts followed by a solo shot by Ramirez. Read More »

Max Pacioretty: Max Pacioretty has 1A in four playoff games

NY needs to get in the right mindset and put their best play forward if they want to grab a win in game four. "There's no secret - he has one of the hardest shots in the league". Rangers winger Jesper Fast opened the scoring about midway through the first period to give NY a 1-0 lead, but he was answered seven minutes later by a goal from the Habs' Torrey Mitchell. Read More »

Jose Mourinho "very happy" as dominant Manchester United beat Burnley


The second half was in Manchester United's favor as well. Although he won't kick another ball for the club this season, it's unlikely any of United's players will surpass his tally of 28 goals for the season. Let me remind you that in the first round match, MJ in his field could not finish Burnley , having played dry - 0: 0. I would do a last push. "Now it's time to be patient and strong to face the recovery period and I'm sure both of them will do their best". Read More »

Burnley vs Manchester United


United move a single point behind rivals Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification ahead of Thursday's pivotal derby clash at the Etihad Stadium, while Burnley have won only one of their last 11 league matches and remain 15th, five points above the relegation zone. Read More »

Klopp: We were not at our best


Good on Klopp in backing his boys to finish strong. Christian Benteke endured a miserable one-season stay at Anfield before being sold by Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp in August. Yet Palace's belief grew as the game went on. The Blegium worldwide celebrated the strike with on-loan Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho on the Palace bench, sparking an angry reaction from some Liverpool fans. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's family demands release of his brain for CTE research


The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released Mr. Hernandez's body on Wednesday, but withheld some tissue including his brain until the cause and manner of death was determined . Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said the agency won't comment until the investigation was completed. The medical examiner's office wanted to prepare the brain for study and initially declined to turn it over to Boston University, according to Reuters . Read More »

Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

We did not come even close to reaching the standard that we'e set over the years here, and that's unacceptable. It'd be a good series (if the Blues can close out Minnesota), and will go a long way toward answering which of these teams is for real. Read More »

Conte blasts schedule as Chelsea face crucial week

Conte stopped short of confirming he would restore both Hazard and Costa to his starting team on Tuesday, saying: "I have another day to decide best 11 - they are in good condition, good form". We are talking about players who wrote the history of this club. Chelsea and Tottenham remain locked in a close Premier League title race with just four points separating them heading into the final six matches of the season, but Conte does not believe this win will give the Blues a psychological ... Read More »

Kylian Mbappe move to Reds, Chelsea, Real talked


Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who returned from a one-game suspension, was not selected by Nice head coach Lucien Favre as a starter following his unstable form in recent weeks, with Mickael Le Bihan taking the position up front. However, Toulouse's lead only lasted three minutes, as Valentin Eysseric collected Jean Seri's corner to smash it into the net. The game was being played in front of empty stands at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard following crowd trouble in the derby match against ... Read More »

"We couldn't leave Jamie out" says Lions coach Gatland

Reappointed British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton revealed yesterday that he was waiting for his wife to finish her shopping when he received the call from head coach Warren Gatland . Our advantage is we play with that expectation all the time. "This is the toughest tour ". I have previously written that I didn't believe Chris Ashton should be considered for the Lions but in recent matches I have to say he's proven me wrong. Read More »

Chelsea Boss Explains Why Hazard & Costa Were Benched


Ugo was a great character around the training ground, it was just shocking news to be honest. Midfielder Fabregas believes that winning both the league and the domestic cup in England is especially hard and expressed his pride at being involved in a Chelsea team that is capable of fighting for such prestigious honours. Read More »

Rudy Gobert's Injury Is Devastating, Even If It Isn't


His 15 points and 6 rebounds helped weather the unanticipated storm. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18.1 points and 9.2 assists. Hayward and Johnson scored, keeping the Jazz ahead 94-91. If I were a Clippers fan, I would be extremely concerned about Griffin's defense. "We have to play better than we did as far as in our execution, in our defensive execution and our offensive pace". Read More »

Big day: College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go


Three underclassmen guards from this past season's team - Isaiah Briscoe , De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk - have all entered the NBA Draft and will sign with agents. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Diallo, who was a top 10 prospect in the 2017 class before reclassifying, has his full support with this decision. Read More »

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title

Nadal will play 15th-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas in an all-Spanish final after the latter beat Lucas Pouille of France 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. The 30-year-old Nadal, who now has 50 clay court titles and 70 in all, will be aiming for a 10th French Open title as well next month. Read More »

Pune beat MI by three runs in tense finish


The RPS captain immediately hit a boundary to make Mumbai realise the mistake they made, but Harbhajan was set to get the better of Smith in the next over. Rahane and Tripathi got RPS 48 runs in the Powerplay overs, before taking the partnership to 76 in 9.3 overs. Three wickets in quick succession, between the 10th and 13th overs, pegged back Pune . Read More »

Everton, West Ham play to scoreless draw


One positive thing, a clean sheet and we go home. It's the one statistic that will worry the big clubs weighing up whether they can afford to splash out £50 million plus on a player who clearly has his own version of the away-day blues. "He felt it in the beginning of the game when he miskicked, or assisted for Andre's (Ayew) goal and he said at that moment he felt it, but then again he played the whole game". Read More »

Thunder's Russell Westbrook Had Heated Exchange With Reporter After Loss

Gordons two free throws with 6.2 seconds made it a four-point game. They went 18-32 from the line compared to Houston's 28-33. One would think that he'd find a way to improve on something as simple as free throws. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) tries to get past Houston's Eric Gordon (10) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017 . Read More »

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

If I go to the bench and Steven's on the floor and I'm off the floor, we're in this together. Right now, that's all Cleveland can do. But just like in the first two games of the series their impressive fourth quarter performance was not enough for them to win. Read More »

DeSoto Twins German And Gemon Green Commit To Michigan


With the pledge of the Green brothers, MI now has a total of seven commitments for the Class of 2018 . Both are highly regarded, too. The talented duo chose MI over Colorado, Houston, Oklahoma State and SMU, among others. To be honest, I do (like the cold). Heading into Thursday, the University of MI football program had earned two verbal commits this month from high school players in the Class of 2018, upping their total to five. Read More »

Pep Guardiola: next season will be different for Manchester City fans


Spanish global Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later - his first since early 2015 - from a cross by Arsenal's other wing back, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "We faced some adversity that made the situation hard, but we've shown a united response". Aguero surged away from Monreal and, although his first touch nearly ruined the chance, he recovered to lift a deft finish over Cech for his 30th goal this season. Read More »

Muller Slams Champions League Officials: It Was 10 Against 14

Real made their numerical advantage count as Ronaldo grabbed his second of the match in the 105th minute - which saw the forward become the first player to score 100 Champions League goals - although he appeared to have been off-side. Real Madrid ultimately topped Bayern thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in a match that provided a plethora of chances. "The goals, the way he finishes them, in such key moments". Read More »

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slams referee over Philippe Coutinho penalty decision

A home win for Manchester City in midweek would take them above Liverpool into third but also dent United's chances of overtaking Klopp's side, while a Tottenham victory would make it more hard for Arsenal to do the same. "And secondly confidence, we came here today not fearing Liverpool , and we got a fantastic win". The loss leaves the door open for Manchester United and Arsenal to catch them in the race for the top four - who both have games in hand over the Reds. Read More »

Former Dolphins First Overall Pick Jake Long Announces Retirement


Long made 4 Pro Bowl teams, starting in 99 of his 104 total games. "Mentally and physically I have given this game everything I possibly could". He announced his retirement on Twitter, saying, "I realize that although my heart and mind still want to play, my mind and body is telling me something completely different". Read More »

Curry helps Warriors rally past Trail Blazers

It seemed like Dame and C.J. would win it for the Blazers with a 17-point lead in the second half, but a Warriors outburst in the third quarter was just too much to overcome. Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain) were also out for the Warriors . The surprising Blazers got past the Los Angeles Clippers in the opening round after falling to a 2-0 deficit. Read More »

Warriors coach Kerr ill, may miss remainder of playoffs


McGee contributed a few back-breaking slam dunks that energized his fellow Warriors . Nurkic became the first Trail Blazers player to average 15-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in his first 20 games with the team since Mychal Thompson in 1978. Read More »

Arsene Wenger: 'No more room for Arsenal slip-ups'

Wenger, whose future at Emirates Stadium remains unclear even this close to the end of the season, said after the game that only maximum points from now on could give his team hope of a top-four finish. That is what we needed and that's what we wanted. "In the second half on one or two occasions, I felt we could have been a bit more dominant in the air, but overall yes". Read More »

Aaron Ramsey: 'Arsene Wenger deserves FA Cup success'


Arsenal are still seven points adrift of fourth in the Premier League and have a tricky run-in which, as well as Spurs, includes matches against Manchester United and Everton. "I made the mistake for their goal, that was painful for myself", Ramsey said. This wasn't one of those days Arsenal capitulated, instead drawing level in the 71st minute from an unlikely source. Read More »

Lionel Messi shows who's in charge at "clasico" against Real Madrid

Click through the gallery above to see Lionel Messi's celebration after scoring the victor during El Clasico . Substitute James Rodriguez had scored a dramatic late equaliser that looked like it would give Madrid a draw to put them on the brink of a first league crown since 2012, only for Messi to bring up his milestone with the last kick of the game. Read More »

Simmons belts grand slam to lead Angels past Blue Jays 5-4


With Stroman set to oppose Daniel Wright in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs. Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. He gave up 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 earned and was sent back to the minors. Blue Jays INF Ty Kelly was claimed by the Phillies off waivers. OUR PICK: The Blue Jays' horrific start to the season doesn't appear to be turning around quickly but I still like this pitching matchup for Toronto. Read More »