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'I will come back even stronger', says injured Ibrahimovic

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Should United beat City in their own stadium, as they did previous year, their fate will be theirs to decide. United can climb above City into the top four with five games of the Premier League campaign to go if they win at the Etihad. Collectively we were very good, very strong. "But we have to be, everyone, supporting them - not only Zlatan also Marcos because they are really bad moments for them". Read More »

Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit

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Minnesota didn't make Allen work for his saves. Although Minnesota has controlled a majority of the play, tacked on shots and matched the physicality of the Blues the Wild simply could not get rewarded in their first three games. They now have been eliminated by Chicago in the first round (2013); eliminated by the Blackhawks in the second round after beating Colorado (2014); eliminated by the Blackhawks in the second round after beating St. Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies Game 4 Recap: Gasol, Conley and Harrison Save the Season

The Grizzlies also managed to sidestep a franchise-worst 23 turnovers in a playoff game that the Spurs transformed into 31 points. Mike Conley had 35 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the game, Gasol and Zach Randolph had double-doubles and the Grindfather himself, Tony Allen (who would have been marking Leonard the entire time, for what that's worth), remained out with injury. Read More »

Harry Redknapp named as Birmingham's new manager

Zola who was in charge for four months only managed 2 wins from 24 games whilst at the helm, a feat which Redknapp will look to vastly improve upon. The club are 20th in the Championship table, three points above the relegation zone, and Redknapp told a news conference: "It was something I thought I'll have a go at". Read More »

Family leaves heartwarming note after sitting behind NFL receiver on flight

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If you're wondering about those snacks, Sanu tweeted that he went for a "banana and some cranapple". The mom was impressed that the football player had spent his time studying plays, eating healthy foods, and being polite to everyone. "You are an inspiration to children and for that you should be proud", the note said. But when you've been to the Super Bowl, people tend you recognize you. Read More »

Dodgers promote top prospect Cody Bellinger

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Through 77 trips to the plate, he owns a.343/.429/.627 batting line with five home runs and seven steals. Bellinger, who is getting his first call-up to the major leagues, is expected to share time in the outfield at the outset. Per the MLB policy, 172 service days in the majors equals one year of service, which means one less year of control the team has over the player. He could split time with Adrian Gonzalez at first base. Read More »

Correctional officer assigned to Aaron Hernandez's cell block 'detached with pay'

The 27-year-old tight end, who was found hanging by a bedsheet in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, reportedly spoke with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his fiancee and the mother of his 4-year-old daughter hours earlier. "It is our position that they are holding Aaron Hernandez's brain illegally", he said. Hernandez had been locked into his cell at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, and no one entered the cell until a guard saw him just after 3 a.m. Read More »

Funeral underway for Aaron Hernandez

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Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts , ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut. The former tight end for the New England Patriots was found hanged in his cell early Wednesday morning. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. Read More »

Trump Administration Calls on North Korea to Free Jailed US Citizen

North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve. "The status quo on North Korea is unacceptable". When asked what would happen if North Korea tests an intercontinental missile or nuclear device, Haley told NBC: "I think then the president steps in and decides what's going to happen". Read More »

Kompany report sees third-placed City in profit

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But despite failing to live up to his billing in his first season at Manchester City, Guardiola claims there is a sense of calm in England that he hasn't experienced before. "We have to try to play good, to learn the principles to win the game". But City found their stride after the break and it was Kompany, restored to the starting XI having been left out for the 3-1 victory over Hull City, who broke the deadlock. Read More »

Police investigating Gareon Conley after rape accusation

Conley was not at the hotel when police arrived. The other man, who said he was sitting in the room during the entire incident, said Conley and the woman were on the bed together but "nothing happened", per the report . Spellacy also talked to the Cleveland Plain Dealer , which didn't name Conley but also shared details of the police report. "If there is an offensive weapon that they like, I wouldn't be surprised if they jump on it because you can get a really good starting caliber corner ... Read More »

Defensive players figure to dominate at NFL Draft

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The Browns have 11 overall picks in the draft, including the first overall. The 49ers in some way hold the keys to the 2017 NFL Draft. There is a great chance you will see a Stanford player holding up a jersey on draft day that seems different than years in recent history. Read More »

Manchester derby is 'game of the season', says United's Herrera

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Ouch! United already face a fitness test for Paul Pogba, who is a doubt for the game, Jose Mourinho revealed. "He is in America and that's the only thing that matters now", Mourinho said. I am just happy for the team that we put in a good performance here. Jose Mourinho conceded that recovering from such an affliction at the age of 35 would be very hard, but Zlatan has since insisted he would come back even stronger. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Predators blank Blackhawks again

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Borowiecki also couldn't escape injury - some calling it karma - as he crashed hard into the boards in the second game of the series and needed help hobbling to the dressing room. The third period was a rollicking affair with great scoring chances at both ends, but the score remained deadlocked. But the star of the game - as he was in Game 1 - was Pekka Rinne . Read More »

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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Ron Sullivan, a member of Aaron Hernandez's legal team, read a brief statement to reporters after the funeral. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in MA last week. The attorney representing the family said that these notes will provide closure to the family as they grieve. He says Early's office won't do so until the investigation into Hernandez's death is complete. Read More »

It's more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir

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I hope the guys realise that and what I expect from the team and myself as well. The team has nearly all bases covered; the captain David Warner has not been at his destructive best yet, but he does the grind and scores runs, while there have been several other contributors with the bat. Read More »

Injured Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismisses retirement rumours

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Antonio Conte's men failed to muster so much as a shot on target as United secured a win far more comprehensive than the 2-0 scoreline suggests, with Herrera producing a man-of-the-match display. "It is going to be the game of the season". Instead, he's trained well and was ready when called up at Burnley, where he got his sixth goal of the season. Read More »

Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter win bid for Miami Marlins

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While the bid price has not been disclosed, the Marlins had been linked to a price tag as high as $1.6 billion earlier this year. Derek Jeter is reportedly on the verge of becoming a big-league owner. "I needed time away from the game", Jeter said. "I think kids nowadays, they look at players playing in college and the next year they're in the National Football League or the NBA", he said. Read More »

Monte Carlo Masters: Ramos defeats Murray 2-1

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The 10th-ranked Tsonga led 3-0 in the first set, but then struggled with the good mix of baseline shots and slices from Mannarino. Murray has significantly extended his lead over Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings despite a slow start to the season but has a huge amount of ranking points to defend from now until the end of the year. Read More »

Arsenal's season a disappointment without Champions League - Cech

But they switched off to allow Nacho Monreal to equalise and, despite City hitting the woodwork through Toure and Fernandinho, it was the Gunners who prevailed after Alexis Sanchez scrambled a 101st-minute victor. "Nobody was really injured after the game", Wenger said. "What happens with me is a bit secondary, what is important is the future of the club". With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, there has been much debate among the fans and the media as to whether he ... Read More »

Heavy rains wash out IPL match

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RCB is one of the top team on paper but now, they sit in the bottom half of the table with two wins in seven matches , and can barely afford another loss if they are to stay in the race for the Playoffs. However, eventually when the rains did not stop, the Umpires - C Shamshuddin and Marais Erasmus - had no option but to abandon the match . There was no toss at all. Read More »

Bulls take 2-0 lead, Raptors level series

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The Bulls didn't trail in the second half, using a 10-0 scoring run - which included eight points from Wade - to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter on the way to the convincing win. "It's going to also carry the city". Game 2 is Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Imagine having to go to work in a high profile job, with millions of people watching you, after enduring the tragedy and personal pain of, say, Isaiah Thomas in the opening game of the National Basketball Association ... Read More »

Cavaliers lead Pacers 88-77 at end of third

Al Horford added 15 points and 12 rebounds. "We kept him to 15 points". Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 assists for the Clippers, who host Game 5 on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving onto the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the third consecutive season after closing out a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 Game 4 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss rest of the season with knee injury

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The 28-goal striker has met all the clauses in his contract to trigger a new deal, but he has yet to sign up amid speculation he has been targeted by MLS clubs Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy. Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney goals found United go to in just a point of fourth-placed Manchester City ahead of the possibly vital derby, but Pogba hobbled away in the closing minutes. Read More »

Guardiola: We were finally able to make 20-25 passes

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Kick-off is 5:30 pm. Referee Neil Swarbrick showed hesitation in pointing straight to the corner flag, of the opinion that Puel's No. 1 had got a finger to the ball, with replays offering no help to those watching on. Guardiola's men face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final a week on Sunday before hosting United in the Manchester derby. "It (his attitude) was always good from the beginning but maybe now he understands better what we're looking for. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor fight is 'trending in the right direction'

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Diaz was thrust into the spotlight after defeating McGregor at UFC 196 past year. "I think first and foremost it's just the fan interest", he said. Though McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, admitted "it's not done", he told Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour" that the likelihood of a potential megafight is "trending in the right direction". Read More »

Wenger focus on top four not his future

Asked if the ball had stayed in play, Toure was in no doubt: "Definitely, and it was a penalty and something more". Skipper Morgan came off late on in the Foxes' Champions League quarter-final exit to Atletico Madrid last week and midfielder Mendy has undergone surgery on a floating bone in his ankle with boss Craig Shakespeare ruling him out for the season. Read More »

Danny Lee off to strong start at RBC Heritage tournament

DeLaet entered the week in 72nd place in the FedEx Cup Standings. "We couldn't see the bottom of the pin, but there was reaction from the crowd so we figured it was in, " DeLaet said. But Scotsman Russell Knox, who missed the cut at Augusta, had four birdies in five holes in a 66 to reach six under, one ahead of England's Tyrrell Hatton . Read More »

This is why Manchester United could thrive without Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan's injury is one of the most serious a player can suffer. Zlatan, however, has vowed that injuries will not end his career and that he will be back. Other longer-term injuries for both sides include City's Ilkay Gundogan, and United's Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Middlesbrough is without a win in 16 Premier League games, a run stretching back to December 17, and appears set for an immediate return to the Championship. Read More »

LeBron James sends get-well message to Steve Kerr

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The said disorder could make him miss the entire playoffs altogether, according to recent reports . "This is not going to be a case where I'm coaching one night, not coaching the next". "I can tell you if you're listening out there, stay away from back surgery", Kerr said. He was not able to completely recover when he came back this year and the symptoms have re-occurred all throughout the current season. Read More »

Experience Vs. Inexperience as San Jose Sharks Open Playoffs Against Oilers

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The second line, centered by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, got hot in the last 10 games of the regular season and if there's any sort of carryover, all of a sudden the Sharks get into a serious matchup problem. San Jose scored on the power play 1:43 into the second period when Joel Ward slammed in a goal mouth pass. The Oilers captain took the puck in his own end shorthanded, zipped down the wing and fired a wrist shot past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones at the 10:31 mark of the third period. Read More »

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 »