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Boston's Matt Barnes ejected after pitch sails behind Manny Machado

I'm going to keep doing me, keep playing baseball. Reliever Matt Barnes threw a 90-mph pitch behind Machado - basically at his head - and it bounced off Machado's bat and then hit his back before rolling to the grass. "Obviously, putting yourself in a hole right out of the gate is not how you want to start off a game". After the game resumed, Machado hit Joe Kelly's first pitch for an RBI double to make it 6-1. Read More »

Dele Alli, PFA Young Player of the Year in numbers

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Alli still has five years remaining on his contract at Tottenham after signing a new deal earlier in the season and it is believed it could take a world-record fee in order for Daniel Levy to part with the England star. The Spaniard spent more than any other manager in last summer's transfer window, and is expected to once again invest in his squad at the end of the season. Read More »

Conte: Fabregas comments on Hazard make me 'sad'

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These are two different competitions. "A lot of people will be looking at us now waiting to see what will happen and has the momentum kind of stopped a bit, but we are focused", the 23-year-old England worldwide added. Here is a look at the rest of this week's Premier League games. You reach the final in the FA Cup, a great competition. Eden Hazard scored an awesome goal for Chelsea in their 4-2 win against Tottenham at Wembley on April 23. Read More »

Andy Murray stunned by Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Monte Carlo

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World No.1 Andy Murray overcame a awful start to beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round as he made his return from a five-week injury lay-off. He saved two set points in the ninth but then broke and held to love to move 6-5 up. Second seed Novak Djokovic was stretched by Pablo Carreno Busta , but made it through to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 third-round victory. Read More »

Jimmie Johnsons grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

So, what exactly is it that can make Johnson excited after 82 wins and seven championships? The win was just the second in his career for Johnson at the World's Fastest Half Mile and the first in seven years. Larson once again led the field to green but almost surrendered the lead when he lost control of his No. 42 Chevrolet on lap 192. The victory was the 82nd of Johnson's NASCAR career, ranking him seventh all-time. Read More »

Antonio Conte wants Eden Hazard to continue putting Chelsea team first

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It's right for them to do this, to reinforce their teams, if they think this is the right way to win the title". "It's a great achievement for us but if you ask me if this win over Spurs means more - I don't think so". I prefer to lose a game than to have a selfish player. "He's an important player for this team because he can do fantastic work to recover the ball and start the play". Read More »

'More patient' Braden Holtby paced Washington Capitals to series win over Toronto

With five months until next season's training camp begins, Babcock says he hopes the team will have a successful offseason, that will see both the addition of new players and the continued growth of current players. So the Capitals, the President's Trophy winners, moved on. There was only one problem for Washington: Andersen. Peter YangTurns out Justin Bieber wasn't quite a lucky charm for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read More »

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is granted Clasico red card

Barcelona are now level on points with Madrid , although they have played one extra game. In Sunday evening's El Clasico , we witnessed one of Messi's greatest games in a Barcelona jersey and it was not just his contribution to the scoresheet that impressed. Read More »

NHL Playoffs: Canadiens beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

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While the Canadiens have the momentum, the Rangers must regroup at home, where they have struggled at times this season. Henrik Lundqvist pulled off his best performances of the season as he set a new playoff career-high with 54 saves in Game 2. Read More »

Antonio Conte expects Chelsea star N'Golo Kante to keep improving

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The midfielder is on course to win the Premier League with Chelsea , having done so last season at Leicester, and added: "My first two seasons were very lovely". Tottenham's Dele Alli picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award. "It's hard for us without him". The France worldwide is the most defensive player to win the award since Bertrand's ex-team-mate John Terry, and former Blues youth thinks the anchorman more than deserves the plaudits for his season so far. Read More »

We Needed To Change Tactics Against Middlesbrough- Arsene Wenger

We have to win every game to have a chance to get in the top four. If anyone needed reminding of this point, look no further than his contribution to Arsenal's 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday night. I felt it was needed. "There are still some chances where maybe we could have played better with some long balls, but the focus and commitment was there". Read More »

Champions League: Antoine Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid narrow lead over Leicester City

Diego Simeone's side are chasing their third final appearance in four seasons and, having overcome Barcelona and Bayern Munich over two legs last term, they did not always appear comfortable in the role of favourites. "I did get asked by the FA to stay on and it was one of those where I felt at the time that the right thing to do was let Gareth and Steve Holland get on because they needed to qualify". Read More »

Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination

Patric Hornqvist, Ron Hainsey and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored for Pittsburgh , and Marc-Andre Fleury - pressed into service because of an injury to Matt Murray at the start of the series - had 29 saves. A pivotal Game 5 is Thursday in Edmonton, and the series is guaranteed to return to the South Bay for Game 6 on Saturday. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -200 to win, while the Blue Jackets are being given a money line of +170 ... Read More »

Golden State rallies to beat Portland for 3-0 lead

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The most pressing health concern with the Warriors now is that of head coach Steve Kerr , who is missing his second straight game due to the return of painful symptoms related to back surgery he had almost two years ago. Despite Kerr's prolonged absence, the Warriors went an National Basketball Association record 73-9 last season and played in the National Basketball Association championship game. Read More »

Bruins Season Ends with 3-2 OT Loss to Senators

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Just 36 seconds into the power play, MacArthur grabbed a puck that deflected off Tuukka Rask and beat him on the rebound for the series-winner. Now they get to rest up for the defending champions. Although the Bruins still relied on veterans like Chara, Bergeron and Brad Marchand, they got a glimpse of their future. Kuraly scored his first National Hockey League goal late in the second period to tie the score at 2-2 before before delivering the decisive tally midway through the extra ... Read More »

Warriors' Kerr won't coach Game 4 vs. Blazers

Kerr returned, coached through the playoffs and coached all 82 games this season. Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Game 3 at the Trail Blazers' Moda Center with assistant Mike Brown in charge as the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go 3-0 up in the first-round series. Read More »

City need 'important' derby win against United, says Navas

We always looked solid and risky because we played more in the second half. "We played more in the second half and I felt as well it was a big test for us today - it was a mental test because many people questioned 'Can we turn up in an occasion like that?'" Victory at Middlesbrough followed and the Frenchman believes tactical alterations were needed in order to restore stability, not due to pressure from the fans. Read More »

Police Reveal Crazy Motive Behind Borussia Dortmund Bus Bombing

German police today arrested a man suspected of detonating three bombs that targeted the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in the hope of sending the club's shares plummeting and making a profit on an investment, prosecutors said. German police reported that the suspect, "Sergej W", had bought 15,000 put options on shares in the football club in a bet that the shares would fall. Read More »

Williams vows to return in 2018 after pregnancy

Williams would not be the first player to leave the game for pregnancy and enjoy roaring success upon her return, with Belgian star Kim Clijsters winning the US Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011 following the birth of her daughter in 2008. Read More »

MacArthur scores OT victor, Senators edge Bruins in Game 6 to advance

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I'm obviously very proud of this group, of what we were able to accomplish since January, February to get to the playoff spot. Maybe, if some fighting majors were doled out, fans would understand. That was a wicked shot by Turris that ended his scoring slump at nine games, a goal that put the Senators in front 2-1. Even if it was only Krug who was hurt, they would still be at a significant disadvantage. Read More »

Nastase suspended by ITF

The 54-year-old former US Open finalist told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme that Nastase often asked her if she was a virgin. "I've never been in an environment like that before. "I don't think those comments were justified". "But unfortunately he does not have a filter and there is a side that is, so he can't coach women players any more". Read More »

Cavaliers seem determined to keep games interesting, like it or not

Kyrie is beginning this postseason run the way he ended the last one - topping the 20-point mark for the 21st time in his last 24 Playoff games, topping the 30-point plateau for the ninth time and making some history of his own, passing Mark Price for the 2nd-most points in franchise postseason history - and the meter's still running ... Read More »

Larry Bird drives IndyCar to promote 2021 All-Star Game bid

Bird, an IN native and now the Pacers president, had driven an Indy auto only once, during his practice for his drive Monday. I actually have no idea what other teams and/or cities did to deliver their All-Star bids, but I can't imagine their efforts were cooler than Larry Legend rolling up in a custom Indy Car. Read More »

Warriors advance with rout of Trail Blazers

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Now, after Kerr's announcement Sunday that he will take an indefinite break from in-game coaching , Brown can begin to settle into his new role of interim head coach. Livingston hasn't played since Game 1 and Barnes has been sidelined the whole series. Portland started 1 of 11 from the field; the Warriors hit 12 of their first 14 attempts. Read More »

NHL PLAYOFFS: Senators outlast Bruins to take series lead

Riley Nash was in the penalty box for taking a swing at Ryan when Erik Karlsson hit a flying Turris with a pass into the zone that was close to being offside. "The crowd kind of willed them into it". In other words, every game has been a battle, and Game 4 should be no different. And Monday was the Patriots' Day holiday in MA and before the hockey game came the 121st Boston Marathon, with close to 30,000 participants pounding the pavement. Read More »

Lonwabo Tsotsobe charged with match fixing by Cricket South Africa

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The 33-year-old Tsotsobe was provisionally suspended from taking part in any official cricket, although he hasn't played any top-level games for more than a year. The worst hit of them all was former South Africa player Gulam Bodi, who handed a 20-year ban after admitting to serving as an intermediary between fixers and players. Read More »

Bonucci: Teams Now Fear Juventus After Barca Ouster

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After the game, manager Massimiliano Allegri commended his team. "Little by little, we started to create chances, but they built a mountain". Not conceding a goal against this trio [MSN], against this team is very hard and I believe this is our great merit. Read More »

Ryan plays OT hero in Game 3 win over Bruins

They were down three goals, they had nothing to lose and they went for it and scored two quick goals. "It feels great to do it here in front of our fans, it's just incredible", Phaneuf said. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boston is the clear favorite at home, as the Bruins are getting odds of -170 to win, while the Senators are being given a money line of +150 to win. Read More »

Petr Cech says Arsenal have proven theyaren't chokers

Obviously we gave them the goal in a way a little bit because we had a corner and obviously it's very disappointing to concede from a set play when you have it in your favour. Toure said: "It is going to be hard, it is very tight". City are fourth in the table with United just a point behind in a tight race. United are doing well, Arsenal are going to have confidence and Liverpool lost but it is not finished yet. Read More »

Knight Riders dismiss Challengers for 49 in lowest IPL total

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Chris Woakes , Nathan Coulter-Nile and Coin de Grandhomme secured 3 wickets each for KKR . Royal Challengers Bangalore shall be taking on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match at Bengaluru on Tuesday. Gautam Gambhir at the other end kept Narine quiet for a while and it resulted in his wicket in the sixth over. Coulter-Nile, though, was more subdued in his assessment of his performance. Read More »

Symptoms from previous surgeries to keep Warriors' Steve Kerr out

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Brown had some rough stints in Los Angeles and then back in Cleveland again in 2013-14 with some bad teams before coming to the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach , replacing Luke Walton who bounced to coach the Lakers. The Warriors have won 17 of 19 meetings with the Trail Blazers, including postseason, over the past three seasons. It goes beyond the rivalries that may or may not exist, depending on who you talk to. Read More »

Transfer Round-up: Latest on Michael Keane and Olivier Giroud

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Reports from France suggested Rudi Garcia is interested in bringing Giroud back to his native country and the club are preparing a bid for the 30-year-old. The French tactician has been the subject of plenty of negativity this season as the Gunners fell out of the top four and failed in the Champions League once again. Read More »

NBA Playoffs First Round: Cavaliers 117-111 Pacers

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The Pacers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 3 on Thursday, April 20, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Then, in Game 2 , James tallied 25 points and corralled 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists. The Cavs, meanwhile, could do little right in the first 24 minutes They shot 36.7 percent in the first half, were outrebounded 26-17 and committed eight turnovers (three each by James and Irving) that led to 12 points. Read More »