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'Best ever' Lionel Messi turns tables on Real Madrid

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique declared Lionel Messi "the best player in history" after the Argentina star's last-minute victor at Real Madrid blew open the La Liga title race. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead in the 28th and Messi equalized five minutes later after evading two defenders inside the area for his first goal at the Bernabeu since 2014. Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko warns Anthony Joshua not to let his mind wander

The fight matches Klitschko, who dominated the heavyweight division for the better part of a decade, against Joshua, who has won all 17 of his fights by knockout. My old man will be there but I don't really let my mum come to my fights. "He's definitely going to have to move and take angles with Klitschko. but I think he has a great chance". Read More »

Boston Marathon remains an inspiration for all who run

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Outfitted with a "blade runner" prosthetic, the retired Marine staff sergeant participated in the 2017 race as a member of Team Semper Fi , an organization founded to aid members of the USA armed services "who are dealing with life-changing injuries, post-traumatic stress or critical illness", according to the Boston Globe. Read More »

Colin Miller Ready To Return For Bruins In Game 4 Vs. Senators

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The victor of Game 3 takes a 2-1 series lead into Wednesday night's Game 4. No, the Senators weren't ideal by any stretch of the imagination in Game 2 when they erased a two-goal deficit to help set up defenceman Dion Phaneuf's game-winning goal, but they took steps in the right direction and the message from coach Guy Boucher on Sunday was that there are still areas the club needs to work on. Read More »

LeBron James leads Cavaliers to sweep of Pacers

The Cavs will have to power through either the Bucks or the Raptors and then another opponent that will be just as eager to get at the Champs. Rondo fined $25K: The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series. Read More »

End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era

The Oilers play either a fast-skating finesse game or a heavy-hitting physical style. Thornton topped 22 minutes of ice time in Games 5 and 6 but couldn't get the Sharks over the top. It's far easier to win four games when your goalie posts two shutouts and allows only a single goal in the deciding game. "We raised our level of play and that's the type of play we will need again, and maybe a little bit more". Read More »

LeBron James: Cavs 'on cusp' of what 'we can become'

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But the 32-year-old rued the fact he was unable to mix it with festival goers in California, where the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are among the performers. The Pacers have limited resources to drastically improve the team this offseason and limited time to do so, with George's free agency rapidly approaching. Read More »

Hazard 'will see' to his future after season finishes

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Never, never. In my team, I don't want selfish players. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been overlooked by Conte for much of the season, with the Italian instead preferring his dependable duo of N'Golo Kante and Matic. The France worldwide was named PFA Player of the Entire Year on Sunday and his supervisor hailed the 26-year old as a gently powerful figure. Salomon Kalou: While typically limited to a substitute role at Stamford Bridge, Kalou excelled during a trophy-laden ... Read More »

NBA Predictions: Will the Thunder even the series with the Rockets? 4/23/17

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The Oklahoma City Thunder found themselves down 3-1 in their series with the Rockets after Sunday's loss in Game 4. Thunder center Steven Adams was asked after the game about the issue, and Westbrook interrupted. Roberson missed 2-of-8 free throw attempts in the fourth as the Rockets never let OKC get in an offensive rhythm until he was checked out of the game. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp full of praise for former Liverpool striker

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It was stupid from us. They then performed it again after the full-time whistle, much to the anger of Liverpool supporters. "We worked on them in training and had trained very well". "Some goals you can't stop and that one we couldn't stop", Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce told BBC Sport. We can not change what happened against Palace, so we have to look forward. Read More »

Sanchez, Ozil Revive Arsenal's Champions League Hopes

Alexis Sanchez curled in a flawless free kick to give the Gunners the lead in the first half, then helped set up Ozil for the victor. " Middlesbrough gave everything. The Frenchman brought youngster Rob Holding into his back three at Boro, and the former Bolton defender believes it worked a treat. "There has been speculation over both players but that does not enter into things when match-day comes because it is all about the game then and they will always give their all". Read More »

Sharapova draws Vinci with critic Radwanska waiting

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The Russian superstar returns to competitive action after serving a 15-month-suspension for taking taking a banned substance, meldonium, at last year's Australian Open. As for the competition itself, she will open play vs. And of course, Serena Williams is pregnant, meaning she won't be playing for at least two years. Read More »

Maria Sharapova's first opponent since doping ban questions Russian's wild card

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The world number 36 Vinci added: "She made her mistakes for sure, but she paid and I think she can return to play - but without any wildcards". Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion was handed a wildcard into the event . "Obviously when Serena is going to be out now, tennis definitely needs a star like (Sharapova) is so I don't have anything against it". The popular Russian player's wild card entry sparked debates across the tennis fraternity. Read More »

Basketball - Rockets put Thunder on the brink

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The first-round series shifts back to the Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday night where James Harden and the Rockets will have the opportunity to advance the Western Conference Semifinals. Jimmy Butler had 33 points and nine assists for the Bulls. But once again the Rockets' depth was crucial. The 6-foot-11 center from Brazil made all 12 of his shots and had 10 rebounds. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Ramsey wants Arsenal to win FA Cup for manager

But Cech has warned his team-mates winning the FA Cup for a third time in four years would still not excuse them failing to qualify for next season's Champions League. He had problems to start and became stronger and stronger. "When you lose in a fair way... there have been a couple of games we have been losing, like against Monaco where Monaco were deserved winners", he said . Read More »

Conte's plan works to perfection

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that benching winger Eden Hazard was part of the plan that ultimately worked during the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium here. 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. Read More »

Jeter-Bush Lead Bidders for Marlins, Romney Hanging In

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The price tag for the deal, which as of Monday has yet to be finalized, is said to be approximately $1.2 billion, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. With the sale, Loria is making a massive profit: he paid $158 million for the team in 2002. Jeter has long talked about owning a franchise. "Until then, I think I'll hold off to talk about it". Read More »

Chelsea extend Premier League lead with 4-2 win over Southampton

Conte, of course, was correct in his summary, nevertheless the emphatic nature of Chelsea's 4-2 win over Spurs suggests the spirit within the Blues' camp will be at an all-time high for the season - less so, perhaps, in north London . "We scored some unbelievable goals, with great efforts from Willian and Eden Hazard and a world-class strike from Nemanja (Matic) that we'll never forget". Read More »

Northwestern agrees on contract extension with Pat Fitzgerald

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The school also competes in the Big Ten as the Northwestern Wildcats. Northwestern is one of the few Power 5 schools that have this luxury to pay its coaches seemingly whatever it wants. Collins' new deal will keep him in Evanston through the 2024-25 season, and Fitzgerald's new contract will keep him on campus for at least 10 more seasons. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. set to retire from NASCAR

I have two daughters and people who had concussions a year ago the same time bill could do was going through both the contortions and soccer we are on pit road he was out of the race card over. "But the timing blew me away - a Tuesday after a Monday makeup race due to a rainout". "You mean so much to me, and so on March 29th I drove over and had the conversation with him, and his response, he told me he loved me". Read More »

Bale Will Miss the Champions League Semi-finals

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Come the summer Low would have been in charge of Germany for a whopping 11 years, during which he led his country to World Cup glory in 2014, however he'll no doubt be tempted to finally step back into club management, should Madrid come calling at the end of the season. Read More »

Koeman takes a shot at Man United; says Lukaku should steer clear

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The Red Devils are just four points off fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand over their rivals. Koeman said this week he wanted to keep Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League's top scorer, after reports Everton were asking a world record fee of 100 million pounds ($128 million) for the Belgian global. Read More »

Hogg selected for Lions' squad in NZ

They had something like 10 to 11 games together as a team before the first test. After the Lions were named, Gatland highlighted that All Black first five-eighths Beauden Barrett wasn't even kicking for the Hurricanes, emphasising that the Lions would head south with a squadron of goalkicking aces. Read More »

Leicester winger Albrighton: Ref cost us at Atletico Madrid

He said: "It's a real disappointment. I think it is a disappointing moment, a key moment", Shakespeare was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Thursday. Fellow pundit Lee Dixon added: "I think if you had said before the draw that you would get one of the top teams and hold them to just 1-0 away from home, Leicester would have bitten both your hands off". Read More »

Reddit post claims Spurs coach Gregg Popovich left hefty tip at restaurant

The difference on Saturday was Marc Gasol's floating jumper over LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio with 0.7 seconds left in overtime. ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES: Gasol hit the game victor but it was point guard Mike Conley doing his best two keep up with Leonard that kept Memphis in the game and helped them even the series . Read More »

Ailing Kerr done for the season?

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The first half of his almost two-minute message was focused on congratulating Paul George and the Indiana Pacers after the Cavs completed their sweep of them on Sunday. "I think they're more versatile". That came out in droves during the team's four-game sweep at the hands of the Warriors this year. Durant started and Golden State jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the outset. Read More »

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters - Day 6

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The world No 1 has endured a hard return to action in the Principality this week which ended with Ramos-Vinolas' 2-6 6-7 7-5 victory. "But sitting here, being 4-0 up in the third, I haven't lost many matches like that in my career". "I played more aggressively and I played with a very high intensity from the beginning". "I played well. I played much better than yesterday". Murray briefly threatened to break back with the score at 30-30 as Ramos-Vinolas served for the match , but he ... Read More »

Senators rally past Bruins to win in OT

Though the Senators pushed the pace and dominated a lot of play, goaltender Craig Anderson struggled as David Pastrnak , David Backes and Noel Acciari tied it up in the second period. Hoffman was one of the two players I singled out as needing to step up, and he did so as well. Eric Karlsson and the Sens roared to life not too soon after, Karlsson had a tremendous individual shift that had Derrick Brassard wide open after drawing everyone to him, and the game was tied . Read More »

Fabregas: FA Cup win over Spurs gives us no Premier League advantage

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Antonio Conte has cranked up the mind games with title rivals Tottenham Hotspur after his side's win over the same opponents in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. "It's not easy, honestly, for Ake to go and play his part". "I can't change the past". Conte, of course, was correct in his summary, nevertheless the emphatic nature of Chelsea's 4-2 win over Spurs suggests the spirit within the Blues' camp will be at an all-time high for the season - less so, perhaps, in north London . Read More »

Wenger confident Sanchez will sign new Arsenal contract

ARSENE WENGER has vowed Arsenal are not going to sell Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival this summer. Wenger admits Arsenal are likely to have to win all of their remaining games to stand a chance of breaking back into the top four. Read More »

Golden State Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

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Durant finished with 10 points in 21 minutes. The Hawks got double-figure scoring from seven players, including huge contributions off the bench from Kent Bazemore and Jose Calderon. "They're a good team", Kevin Durant told ESPN after Monday's Game 4. If Golden State can come close to maintaining the level of focus it showed in Game 4 against Portland, the Warriors will ultimately have the last laugh. Read More »

Victor Moses speaks on Kante winning PFA Player of the Year

Recognition is overdue, says Tom Adams of Eurosport . But Alli didn't leave the swanky awards ceremony empty handed. Before his coronation Daniel Taylor of The Guardian recounted a story that neatly sums the Frenchman up. "He's working very hard and I think he's improving a lot with these players". Romeu has played internationally for Spain from under-17 level to the under-23s. Read More »