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Sanchez on Bayern radar

The Chilean scored the victor in the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City on Sunday at Wembley and has 19 goals in 29 English Premier League games this season, making him Arsenal's top scorer. "Among other things [that Bayern needs], is a striker who can supplement or temporarily replace Robert Lewandowski as a striker...", the German report notes. Read More »

Davidson sparks 8-run 6th as White Sox rout Royals 12-1

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Miguel Gonzalez (2-0, 2.84 ERA) will start for the White Sox. The eight runs in the sixth were the most by the Sox in an inning since they scored nine against the Rangers on July 3, 2012. Davidson, who's batting.368, would love more playing time but is happy in his part-time role for now in his first extended major league experience. Read More »

Arsenal fans destroy defender after display in win against Middlesbrough

However, Boro leveled matters five minutes into the second half when Stewart Downing picked out Alvaro Negredo, who side-footed home from six-yards out, 1-1. We were tested mentally and we found a response to win the game. "We just need to do our job on the pitch". "Of course, Middlesbrough did fight because it was one of their last chances to stay in the league". Read More »

Wenger refusing to confirm future plans

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Asked today if there was any news on his future, the Frenchman told reporters: "No, no", and repeated the response when pressed on whether he had any idea when an announcement will be made. Nobody was really injured after the game. "We're going to be under pressure in every game now because of the league position we are in - there's no option but to win". Read More »

Raptors even National Basketball Association series with Bucks

And you've got to make them. But that's all the sublimely talented Antetokounmpo supplied his Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of Game 4 of their playoff series with the Toronto Raptors on Saturday afternoon. Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarter-final series was so one-sided from the opening tip to even call it a competition would be an insult to the definition of the word. Read More »

Last Gasp Messi Magic Wins Clasico For Barcelona

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But Real allowed Sergio Roberto to break from deep in his own half and feed Andre Gomes, who combined with Jordi Alba to tee up Messi with nearly the last kick of the game. But Bale is also set to be absent for vital domestic matches against Deportivo, Valencia, Granada and Sevilla. He added: "Matches at end of season can be more risky, especially against teams at the bottom, fighting, as Osasuna are. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

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Aaron Hernandez's defense attorneys, from left, Ronald Sullivan, Jose Baez , Linda Kenney Baden and Robert Proctor speak after a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. "The family has the right, during this grieving process, to know their loved one's final thoughts", wrote the attorney, George Leontire. Funeral services for Aaron Hernandez were held on Monday. Read More »

Golf rules changed after TV viewer denies Thompson

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The USGA and The R&A have chose to enact this Decision immediately because of the many hard issues arising from video review in televised golf. According to new decision 34-3/10, rules committees can limit the use of video when it reveals evidence that could not reasonably be seen with the "naked eye", and when players use "reasonable judgment" to determine a specific location when applying the Rules. Read More »

Highlights: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham

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When the Spaniard was sent sprawling by Toby Alderweirelds lunge, Chelsea were hoping for a more severe punishment than the yellow card shown by referee Martin Atkinson. 'There's no time to regret or complain, just to be ready in the present and to look ahead to the games. Last season's clash at the Emirates produced late drama with Danny Welbeck scoring Arsenal's victor in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Read More »

Gasol's game-winner lifts Grizzlies over Spurs in OT

Memphis evened the series with San Antonio thanks to 35 points, nine rebounds and eight assists from Mike Conley . Leonard added eight rebounds, six steals and three assists to his stat line. The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but couldn't hold off the Warriors, who can clinch the series with a win Monday night in Game 4 at the Moda Center. Read More »

Beltran homers, Astros come back to beat Rays 6-3

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Hinch said. It was the top of the 2nd inning, and McCann hit a deep fly ball toward center field that looked like it was going to go for extra bases, but Kiermaier decided it was best if the ball didn't land. The Houston spark plug hit his first home run of the season Saturday, so it's encouraging to see him follow it up with another shot Sunday. Snell has had early success allowing just five earned runs over 16 1/3 innings. Read More »

Ronaldo urges Real Madrid fans: Stop whistling me!

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But they were pushed all the way by Bayern, who overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit to send the tie into extra time thanks to Robert Lewandowski's penalty and an own goal from Sergio Ramos. Bayern Munich's bitter Champions League exit to Real Madrid in extra time on Tuesday left the team in ruins, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, but the German champions need to regroup quickly if they are to defend their domestic double. Read More »

Tottenham must 'focus' on Premier League title bid

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Pochettino has yet to win a trophy in almost three seasons with Tottenham. "When I saw Chelsea's team sheet on Saturday I thought this was Tottenham's chance to eradicate their "nearly-men" tag". "The mentality is fantastic - to win always. It's normal (ity). It's right for them to do this, to reinforce their teams, if they think this is the right way to win the title". Read More »

Gareth Bale likely to miss Champions League semi-final

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Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Isco and James Rodriguez will be fighting for Bale's place in his absence. It is the latest blow in what has been a frustrating campaign for the former Tottenham man, who has suffered 17 separate injuries since joining Real Madrid in 2013, including a three-month lay-off earlier this season with an ankle problem. Read More »

Button Confirmed As Alonso's Replacement For Monaco

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He is also the last driver to win a race for McLaren , at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012, but can not hope for such success this time. Button signed a new two-year contract with McLaren last autumn, a deal that permitted him to sit out of the 2017 season. Read More »

Murray must prove fitness for Lions - Gatland

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Hogg was heavily tipped to make Warren Gatland's squad but he did not take his place for granted and will not rest on his laurels now despite admitting he had a "sore jaw for all of the smiling I've been doing since the announcement". "Gats is very smart". While Warburton isn't interested in dwelling on the past, there's a strong sense that history may repeat itself as the Lions face the prospect of running into an All Blacks fly-half at the peak of his powers. Read More »

Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league: Conte

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But, when compared to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, they are missing an established world-class creator. "We start to compete in the last two seasons". The Blues home form has been exceptional this year, grabbing thirteen wins from 15 encounters, only dropping a minuscule six points all campaign. Arsenal's hopes of maintaining Arsene Wenger's ideal record in qualifying for the Champions League are slim - seven points adrift of City but with a game in hand. Read More »

NY Times photos show fewer New England Patriots visiting Trump than Obama

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Meanwhile, Trump opted to maintain his love/hate relationship with his hometown newspaper - while he loves to describe The New York Times as "failing", he also gives them a steady stream of interviews and scoops. The account later noted that while the Patriots' more recent visit had fewer players in attendance, the delegation at the White House "was roughly the same" to 2015. Read More »

Bulls to start Canaan at point guard in Game 5 vs Celtics

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The best-of-seven series - tied at two games apiece - resumes on Wednesday night in Boston. The Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls first-round playoff series now has even the coaches trading shots. Sometimes it results in a comical response, such as when Memphis coach David Fizdale humorously suggested the only way to stop the All-Star point guard is to "tackle him". Read More »

Conte happy for Hazard to put team first

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Conte, whose side play Southampton on Tuesday night, said: "This season it's very important to understand that it's not always about who spends more money who wins". Hazard, who came off the bench to score a superb goal for Chelsea on Saturday, said the FA Cup win could be just the boost they needed after a galling defeat in the league against Manchester United the week before. Read More »

Is Serena Williams pregnant?

Tennis star Serena Williams is pregnant! Serena Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Reddit in December 2016 and you can spot her new ring from a mile away! That victory also marked an Open-era record of 23 grand-slam titles for Serena. Read More »

Antonio Conte Slams 'Selfish' Players After Cesc Fabregas' Eden Hazard Comments

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While Lloris acknowledged Chelsea now have renewed confidence they can hold off Tottenham's challenge in the final six games of the season, the France goalkeeper is convinced his club won't surrender without a fight. "This is a crucial week for us". Conte also took a swipe at big-spending rivals Manchester United and City, saying: "It's not always about who spends more who wins". Read More »

'Silent leader' Kante can give more - Conte

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Asked if Kante should be considered a bargain, Conte added: "N'Golo was a target, and we were very pleased to reach this target in our transfer market". "I think in these years he can improve a lot in these aspects and become also a leader". His performance is a really good performance. "Kante has played a key role in Chelsea's surge to the top of the league this season and is renowned as a tireless box-to-box competitor who helps break up opposition attacks and initiate them for his own ... Read More »

Alitalia expected to start bankruptcy procedures

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The company's coffers are empty. In a separate statement Etihad Aviation Group chief executive - and Alitalia vice chairman - James Hogan says: "Jointly with the Italian shareholders, Etihad had reaffirmed its strong commitment and principal willingness to support the airline with a package worth almost €2 billion in aggregate to help fund Alitalia's new five-year business plan". Read More »

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

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In his Anzac Day address in Taree, David West spoke about the campaign at Gallipoli and the emergence of the Australian spirit. And for many younger Australians , whose imaginations struggle to comprehend the enormity of war and the experiences of ex-servicemen and women, some still aged in their teenage years, in a far different country we live in today than a century ago, " Lest we forget " has generally meant we simply can not forget their sacrifices and courage. Read More »

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic 'knows formula to stop Romelu Lukaku'

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The Turkish club are in tricky situation financially, but if possible they still want to hold on their best player for next season. For an Everton side without an away win because January, this was a 90-minute picture of the disappointing performances leaving the Blues winless in 6 away video games as well as with just two away wins in their previous 15. Read More »

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

Atlanta Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr . battles Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. for a lose ball in an NBA playoff basketball game , in Atlanta on Monday, April 24, 2017. Atlanta avoided falling behind 3-1 in the series, a feat only overcome 18 times in National Basketball Association playoff history as seven players scored in double figures, a balanced attack with none scoring more than 19. Read More »

Ronaldo expects to peak at crucial point in season after downing Bayern

Robert Lewandowski will be ready to face Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday (18 April). "We were the better team in the first half and it could have been two or three-nil". Barca are on the brink of elimination from Europe's elite competition after their resounding 3-0 defeat at Juventus, and reports in the Catalan media yesterday said tensions were high between the dressing room and Luis Enrique. Read More »

More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodes

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Facing exhortations from around the world to allow Venezuelans to vote, Maduro has called for local state elections - delayed from past year - to be held soon. The violence began Thursday night and stretched into Friday in El Valle, an area historically known as a hot spot for political protest. Adela Goncalves, another protester, said: "The police are inhumane". Read More »

Rafa Nadal clinches record tenth Monte Carlo Masters title

Fourteen-time grand slam champion Nadal raced into a 5-1 lead and broke for a third time in the second set with a rasping forehand victor to stand on the brink of being the first man in the Open Era to win a tournament 10 times. Nadal, now ranked No. 7, had little trouble holding off Ramos-Vinolas, a 15th seed and ranked No. 24, winning in just 76 minutes. Playing an energized, fast-paced, dynamic David Goffin , who had just ousted Novak Djokovic the day before, Rafael Nadal looked the ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots

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Mata's yield will be a welcome increase to Mourinho, having lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the season using a knee injury, while Marcos Rojo is likely to be missing using the same issue. "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play on Thursday)". I would do a last push. "The rest of the team will support them". If they are safe-thinking and they are surrounded by people with the mentality they have, they will need more time, they will be more cautious. Read More »

Serena Williams expecting first baby

But, an interesting fact behind that feat is now making rounds on Internet after Serena herself announced it on SnapChat . Williams' Snapchat post, quickly highlighted in United States media, showed the 35-year-old American in a yellow swimsuit with a baby bump. Read More »

Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

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In recent seasons attacking players have dominated and the last victor who was not a striker, winger or attacking midfielder was defender John Terry in 2004. Accepting the award at Grosvenor House, Kante said: "It's a huge honour to be chosen by the other players". Kante won the prestigious individual prize ahead of Hazard following his sparkling displays for Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City last summer. Read More »