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Orlando's Kaka tops MLS salaries list

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MLS teams do not disclose salary information when announcing player contracts but the figures are confirmed by the union twice each year. The top 10 highest-earners in MLS are dominated by foreign players, with Toronto's Italian worldwide Sebastian Giovinco second on the list with a salary of $7.116 million. Read More »

Murray knocked out; Nadal beats birthday boy Zverev

It adds to this early season of frustration for the Scot, who has an uninspiring win-loss record of 4-3 across the one grand-slam and two Masters tournaments that he has played this year. Djokovic, meanwhile, battled past Carreno-Busta 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 after a lengthy two hours and 27 minutes on court. That's only going to get better. The British No.3 had never faced Nadal previously and he struggled to cope with the intensity of the Spaniard's play in the opening set. Read More »

Rich Beem reflects on Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose's battle at Augusta

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He said when he hit crisp, high arcing shots often they landed a yard or two into the rough, making it hard to navigate the subsequent approach. About 10 years ago, a friend of my wife from Emporium, Pa. Rose and Garcia each closed with rounds of 3-under-par 69 to finish regulation at 9-under 279. He had to declare an unplayable lie and take a drop. Read More »

LeBron James Sends Message to Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr

Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 34 but his backcourt tandem, CJ McCollum , struggled with just six points on 2-for-12 shooting. When addressing the media, Lillard spoke highly about how well the Warriors play together and how everyone is on the same wavelength. Read More »

Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

Gilbert has expressed the fact that she has gotten three, will she be getting anymore and will the grand slam tournament directors give her one? But I don't know about the players. "Not for those suspended for doping". Caroline Wozniacki, as well as Agnieszka Radwanska have both spoken out against giving the Russian a way into events. Read More »

Jurors who acquitted Hernandez were invited to his funeral

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Monday, his friends and family gathered for his funeral as a judge ordered all notes he left in connection to his suicide be released to his family. As previously reported on The Root , Hernandez, 27, hanged himself in his jail cell and was discovered on April 19 at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Read More »

Koeman urges Everton to replicate home form on the road

So far this season it's 25 goals in 34 matches with 24 of those coming in 32 Premier League games making him the league's top scorer four ahead of last season's golden boot victor Harry Kane. "They have struggled a little bit and because it's a new stadium, maybe they don't feel as comfortable as they did at their old stadium". "I don't talk about interesting players", he said . Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'This season just the start for Manchester United'

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Ibrahimovic did not sign an extension to his one-year Old Trafford deal when it was triggered earlier in the season and his future is now in limbo as he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. I hope so, because that's all I want: being always available to help and to contribute as much as I can, both on and off the pitch. Both teams have since fallen off the pace in a title race that is now the preserve of London, as Chelsea aim to hold off Tottenham's impressive charge, and a spot in the ... Read More »

Leafs giving Caps 'run for their money'

Bobby Ryan tipped home a pass from Kyle Turris for a power-play goal 5:43 into overtime, giving Ottawa a road win and a 2-1 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. It was the first time Washington was the first team to score. So everything is magnified, that's all. The trio, which Babcock grew to both love and hate, was devastating in the Leafs' 4-3 overtime win Monday night in Game 3 of their first-round series with Washington . Read More »

James Harden (ankle) says he'll play in Game 5 for Houston

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Reporter: That may be Russell, but I asked Steven a question, it's a legitimate question. Inevitably, in the fourth, Westbrook is going to try to take the game over with his shooting. "You can't expect a guy to be ideal every single time", said Donovan, referring to the expected MVP, who averaged 37.4 points, 11.6 rebounds and 10.8 assists in the series, but shot just 38.8 percent from the field and 26.5 percent on 3s. Read More »

Iwobi would love N'Golo Kante at Arsenal

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On course to win two successive Premier League titles in two successive seasons with two different clubs, Kante was typically humble upon receiving his award. The former England captain, 41, received the PFA's merit award for his achievements for club and country, and discussing the impression Kante had made on him he said: "He's a special talent". Read More »

Sharapova's agent hits back over wild card claims

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Maria Sharapova's first-round opponent in this week's Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart , Roberta Vinci, has spoken against the former world number one being given wildcard entries on Women's Tennis Association tour. The Stuttgart organizers' announcement in January sparked a debate which has hardly cooled, three months later. She is expected to face Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova in the second and thirds rounds of play, ESPN reported , but after that, her draw is ... Read More »

David Moyes charged by FA over "improper" comments

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Despite Moyes' apology, the FA has still chose to charge the Sunderland boss and he has until 6pm on 3 May to reply. He said "no" but, after the interview, added that Sparks "might get a slap even though you're a woman" and that she should be "careful" next time she visited. Read More »

Inciarte homers twice as Braves end 5-game skid

Nick Markakis: His two-run double in the first plated Inciarte and Freeman, runs that became important when the Padres scored two in the top of the second. Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (right shoulder inflammation) threw from 120 feet and is expected to soon throw off a mound. Over the course of the last 12 IP for courageous relievers, they have allowed 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 BB, and have 13 K's. Read More »

Anthony Joshua vs Rob & Romesh

In Joshua's Big Fight Diary for the London Evening Standard , he wrote: "It's no secret that Wladimir Klitschko is a legend of the sport and a proud champion, so I can't go in there naively thinking that because I am big and strong I can just outmuscle him". Read More »

Klitschko fight 'too soon' for Joshua

I can't even believe they plucked any footage from the Fury fight to show "the best of" Wladimir. Klitschko succeeded the retired Lewis as the world's leading heavyweight and, along with the titles, is fighting to reclaim that position against Joshua, widely considered the favourite. Read More »

Arsenal record 2-1 win over Middlesbrough

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We had practiced on it before but we like offensive football so this was a bit more defensive-minded for us. "Mathematically it is still possible even if it is hard, but we have to give it a go". "At 1-1 we found a response and managed to win". "We knew we would face a direct game and recently we have been punished on that". It also takes Alexis one goal closer to equalling an Arsenal Premier League record now held by Emmanuel Adebayor. Read More »

Donald Trump, Patriots blast New York Times over White House photos

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Photos shot by Getty Images appear to show hundreds of additional spectators taking in Trump's congratulatory speech from the White House lawn, which provided the president with the ammunition he needed. In the apology, the unnamed editor wrote that he wished he could say the photo comparison was complicated but "this one is pretty straightforward: I'm an idiot". Read More »

Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0

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Limiting the Cubs to just two hits, Cole exited after 77 pitches and seven innings. The last time Kyle Hendricks pitched in this ballpark, he threw six scoreless innings to drop his season ERA to 1.99 with one start left last September. Read More »

Criticising United stars is common sense for Mourinho

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I could never demand more from him. The 35-year-old's impressive debut season in England came to an abrupt halt when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in last week's Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht. They have to. And when they do it I'm happy with them'. "They play now one match per week before the conclusion of the season while we've got the [Europa League] semifinals that are extremely essential for us", Mourinho said. Read More »

A look back at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s rise to stardom

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Previous year he suffered yet another concussion and missed half of the 36-race calendar. Fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway were stunned when told about the announcement. They are also part of his formidable legacy. Earnhardt's most prolific year with DEI was a six-win season in 2004 that included his first Daytona 500 victory. Read More »

Gary Cahill hails 'massive step' towards securing Premier League title

But Chelsea , boosted by their FA Cup semi-final win over nearest rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, took the lead again just before halftime when Cahill headed in from a N'Golo Kante punt into the area. Conte praised the Spanish international's attitude and workrate. Diego Costa ended a recent scoring slump with two goals against Southampton to secure victory for Chelsea . Read More »

Last-gasp Messi seals memorable 'Clasico' win for Barcelona

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Enrique told beIN Sports , "Messi even makes a difference when he's at home having dinner". "You never know how that is going to affect the teams", Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. Marco Verratti is said to be a summer target for La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid . However, Enrique will only be in charge of Messi for six more games as Barca aim for a La Liga and Copa del Rey double. Read More »

Senators, Capitals win in OT to finish series

By this time, Nazem Kadri couldn't make the skate that most of his teammates made in the direction of their goaltender. Matthews, who went pointless in the first two games of the series, was the first player picked No. The Capitals had the NHL's best record this season while the Maple Leafs only reached the playoffs in the final weekend of the campaign. "I like that mentality". Read More »

Canadiens beat Rangers 4-3 in overtime

Lundqvist lost his stick for a second time about five minutes later, but the puck was cleared out of danger. The Rangers came in riding a franchise-worst six-game home postseason losing streak, coming off a disheartening 3-1 loss in Game 3 on Sunday night. Read More »

CB Butler likely to stay with Patriots

Traditionally, as a defending champion in the recently held Super Bowl 51, the winning professional American football franchise which happen to be the New England Patriots will enter the week without selecting a prospect player in the first- or second-round pick of 2017 NFL Draft . Read More »

France's Le Pen steps down as party leader

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Mr Le Pen shocked the world in 2002 by qualifying for the second round of the presidential election and then went on to lose in a landslide to conservative Jacques Chirac. While, 6% of Hollande's voters backed Le Pen, who retained 84% of her voters from 2012. "I will be above partisan considerations", she said. Jean-Marie Pen told France Inter radio on Tuesday that he would have done a "Trump-style" campaign that would have been "very aggressive against those who are responsible for the ... Read More »

Survival mode Angels beat Blue Jays 2-1 behind veteran arms

At the top of the list for the Blue Jays catcher, of course, is managing his pitchers and calling a game that will keep opposing batters guessing. ANGELS KEY TRENDS: The Angels have won nine of their last 12 home games when facing a left-handed starter but are just 1-4 in their last five home games overall. Read More »

Juventus shine in 3-0 win over Barcelona

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Robert Fernandez calls for belief that Barcelona can recover their Champions League Quarter-Final with Juventus . My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. We had better positioning in the second half, but the rival also let us have the ball. Rather than blame his players for another underwhelming performance, Enrique said if anyone deserved to be fingered for the defeat, then it was him. Read More »

Man U confirm Ibrahimovic out with 'significant' knee injury

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London [U.K], April 22: Manchester United was dealt with a major blow after striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ruled out of the rest of the football season with a horrific knee injury. Marcos Rojo also suffered a knee injury in the Thursday night fixture, which adds to United's worrying injury list which already features Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Read More »

Sharks C Joe Thornton needs ACL surgery before free agency

Anaheim disposed of Calgary in four straight games last round. Maybe, just maybe, if more of the Sharks worked as hard as Thornton we'd be talking about an incredible Sharks/Ducks series. Or just keep one of them? When asked if there have been any talks yet about an extension, Marleau said: "Not really, no". The fans are awesome, and we have a great team. Read More »