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Don Cherry praises Senators' Clarke MacArthur after series-winning goal

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This was pointed out by Kevin Paul Dupont, the fine Boston Globe columnist: The Bruins held the lead for 5:18 on Sunday, which was also the first time they were in front since Game 2, Period 3. "I feel like we have a strong group, we have a deep group". The 32-year-old winger, who missed nearly two entire seasons after a series of concussions (four total, including, incredibly, two suffered in collisions with teammates), swore he'd be back for these playoffs. Read More »

Deshaun Watson in a Chicago Bears uniform

This flawed football quest drags on. In this mock draft, where reporters from each team make the picks, three quarterbacks went in the first round - Trubisky at No. Cleveland has reportedly been torn about whether or not to use the top pick on Garrett or quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Landing Garrett and Trubisky would be a dream scenario, but Cleveland may have to trade up as the rebuilding Jets have sent out vibes they prefer Trubisky. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Quarterbacks fall out of top 10

These tapes provide a bonus to pro scouts. Though Shanahan and Lynch have consistently discussed the need to find a quarterback, they've also said patience can be a virtue in these situations. The New York Giants have Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen, but it's possible that Jerry Reese will add another running back before the season starts. Read More »

Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer

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The 34-year-old appeared at an FA hearing last week and was charged in December after it emerged he had placed 1,260 bets over a ten-year period as a professional footballer. Barton reveals he has "fought addiction to gambling", making more than 15,000 bets across a range of sports on his Betfair account. However I'd like to offer some context. Read More »

Little Big Man: Boston's Thomas finding stride after tragedy

The Bulls took a 2-0 series lead behind Rondo's strong play. It turns out the latter is the better option if you recall Jonas Jerebko's starting stint against the Hawks in last year's playoffs. Thomas, meanwhile, doesn't believe anyone can stop him. I mean, FDA warnings ought to accompany Dwyane Wade's play. While the Bulls are dealing with Rondo's injury, the Celtics have played under the emotional cloud surrounding their leader, Isaiah Thomas, whose sister was killed just before the ... Read More »

Adrian Peterson says he plans to sign with Saints

Ingram has played 16 games in a season only twice, and Peterson himself has seen seasons cut short by a torn ACL and a torn meniscus, an injury that limited the Vikings great to just 37 carries past year and spurred Minnesota's decision to release the franchise legend rather than absorb the $18 million cap hit he was due in 2017. Read More »

Euro surges on win for "France's Obama" in presidential poll

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After the first-round vote on Sunday, Le Pen in a statement on Monday condemned French political parties calling to unite against her and to support Macron. Whoever wins on May 7 will need to try to build a majority six weeks later in a parliament where the National Front now has only two seats and Mr Macron's year-old En Marche! A one-on-one against an ex-banker backed by politicians of all stripes wanting to form a dam against the FN gives Le Pen the flawless opportunity to boost her ... Read More »

Tottenham ready to keep its best players - Pochettino

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The first season we [he and his coaching team] arrived we got 35 players and we started to rebuild the team during the season. Pochettino said: 'Son played in a position where we tried to be more offensive, tried to stop them in different ways. Read More »

Leicester duo Morgan, Slimani to miss Arsenal trip

The Gunners now sit seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with Arsenal having seven more games to try and uphold their impressive run of qualifying for the Champions League. - Picture by Action Images via ReutersLONDON, April 25 - Leicester City should be able to hold on to its key players as they prepare for the upcoming season without European football, rather than just selling them off, manager Craig Shakespeare has said. Read More »

National Basketball Association playoffs 2017: With Bulls struggling, Rajon Rondo may make early return

I know Brad's going to continue to remind us that. He was in the weight room (Monday) getting a good session in there. Take a time machine back to the summer of 2007. When Grant and Carter-Williams were again ineffective early in Game 4, Canaan scored 13 points in 34 minutes. Jaylen Brown, the latest Celtic to come down with an illness, didn't practice today, though he is expected to be available for Game 5 tomorrow night. Read More »

Tyson Fury considers July return, increasing likelihood of Anthony Joshua fight

United Kingdom fight fans can watch IBF king Joshua and former World ruler Klitschko go through their training routines ahead of their battle at the national stadium as well as fighters on the bumper undercard. It is not until Joshua gets hit that he says he will get "spiteful". "I see on social platforms and social media that he's working out and he's a disciplined fighter, a likeable guy. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez will sign new Arsenal contract, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal - seventh in the table - host Leicester City on Wednesday. "I don't think that you would sell him to any Premier League club that is for sure". However, no announcement has yet been made as Arsenal , sixth in the league, challenge to finish in the top four to secure a Champions League berth - during Wenger's 21 years as manager, Arsenal have not finished outside the top four in the Premier League. Read More »

WTA chief: Maria Sharapova is "starting at ground zero"

Late winners, drought breakers and end-to-end tries, these are the plays of the week. "I find that unjust", she told Tennis.com. Debate rages about the Russian's crime and punishment. Sharapova revealed in March of previous year that she had failed a drug test she had taken at the 2016 Australian Open after testing positive for meldonium. Read More »

Mike Mayock: Mitchell Trubisky most ready quarterback in 2017 draft class

Additionally, Cleveland has only finished over.500 twice since making those selections, so that should provide perspective to the opportunities that Cleveland has held in the draft. He makes a lot of sense for a team that needs to get some splash on offense. The New York Giants are preparing for the second phase of an offseason that will define the future of the organization. Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 5

That's where that part of the story ends, because he airballed to end the fourth and slightly dim the moment, which capped Leonard's run of 16-straight fourth quarter points. A resurgent Tony Parker pitched in with 22 points for the Spurs. Toronto reclaimed home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series . Vince Carter , who's nearly twice Harrison's age, continued to surprise, scoring 13 against the Spurs. Read More »

Russell Westbrook goes off on reporter in an animated press conference argument

If I'm off the floor, we're in this together. After all, the question "why does the team struggle without Westbrook on the floor?" is pretty easily answered with "because Westbrook is our best player". Oklahoma City Thunder guard Norris Cole (30) blocks the shot of Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams (12) in the second quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017 . Read More »

It's make-or-break for Manchester United

Mourinho, Guardiola's bete noire during their time in Spain, has played down Herrera's remarks, telling Sky Sports: "He says that because I always say that about the next match". Goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney earned United's win at Burnley, with the former responding well to midweek comments from his manager that questioned his work ethic. Read More »

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford vows to stay grounded as stock rises

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. Blind added: " I'm just happy for the team that we put in a good performance here today ". "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they will play". Read More »

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round

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Or not. In yet another repudiation of the tendency of the sports media to line up piles of experts who pick every series, favourites like the Boston Bruins , Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens and (especially) the Chicago Blackhawks are now home and shaving beards that hadn't even become shaggy yet. Read More »

EVM wave, not Modi wave responsible: AAP on losing MCD polls

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I will still advise him to work for the people of Delhi and fulfill the promises he has made. BJP leader Vijay Goel has in fact openly challenged the AAP and declared that going by the Axis My India poll predictions, AAP supremo Kejriwal should step down because he had lost the Delhi people's confidence. Read More »

San Diegan grooms QB who is pivotal to NFL Draft

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Per Keith Britton and CBS Cleveland , Thomas said that Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett "has become the consensus guy" at the top of the draft. "Even if we all agree on a particular player or a decision, we constantly are pushing each other to think about what we are not thinking about", Brown said . Read More »

Joshua bans mom from watching Klitschko fight

It's hard for me to say another man is better than me. But the guy's disrespectful. I believe Wladimir beat the guy. "I'm just looking forward to my turn". But that's as a manager, who's there to get his fighter to the top and do so carefully and protectively. I haven't had to have a fight in America yet. Read More »

Stakes higher for 3rd showdown between Guardiola, Mourinho

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They are two different competitions. A win for United will see Mourinho's men move to fourth on the table and City dropping to fifth. Both teams are in a good moment so if one of us wins the game we are not going to lose a lot of games, or make mistakes after that. Read More »

Fu edges Robertson to set up Selby showdown

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Five other Welsh players - Mark Williams, Michael White, Jamie Jones, Dominic Dale and Lee Walker - reached the final round of the World Championship qualifying tournament and were within one match of securing a place at the Crucible, only for them all to fall at the final hurdle. Read More »

Clasico concern for Bale as Zidane confirms injury worry

We're all a little disappointed because we had a lot of chances in the second half, but we were against a goalkeeper who is a wall. "Bale felt a tweak at half-time and I didn't want to take any risks". The Portugal global has 97 goals in 136 UCL games, three more than his closest rival Lionel Messi, who has 94 in 114 games. Now we must relax because the game in LaLiga is just around the corner. Read More »

Bruins vs. Senators: Defensive injuries test both teams' depth in Game 3

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Boston's Tuuka Rask and Ottawa's Craig Anderson have been disappointing in net. The Senators extended the game with a third-period rally that saw them score twice in a 2:20 span. Ultimately, Krejci will be a game-time decision for Monday's contest, per coach Bruce Cassidy . The more intense the Ottawa Senators-Boston Bruins series becomes, the more fun it is for Kyle Turris. Read More »

Well-trained Joshua ready to shine against Klitschko

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His opponent is a veteran of 68 bouts, 64 of which he won; he's a calibre of boxer Joshua is yet to encounter. If he beats Klitschko, the dominant heavyweight for over a decade, he'll be at the pinnacle of his sport, but Joshua clearly remembers who helped him along the way. Read More »

It's Over - Bruins drop Game 6 to Senators

Unfortunately, the Bruins spent far too much time in the box, and two of the Senators' three overtime winners - including the series-clincher in Game 6 - came on the power play. "I've had some nightmares in here, and it's nice to be on the other side of it". Stafford scored Boston's first opening-period goal of the series at 18:13 on his wrister from the right circle. Read More »

Liverpool must believe they can claim top-four finish, says Wijnaldum

While he bemoaned the result, the German midfielder was quick to put the game behind him, ahead of fixtures against Watford , Southampton , West Ham and Middlesbrough . Liverpool have been without star midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana for a prolonged period, leaving Jurgen Klopp short of options in the engine room. Read More »

Marco Fu all level with Neil Robertson at Betfred World Championship

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The pair were neck and neck at 10-10 going into the interval but Robertson looked to have taken control of the match when winning a black-ball decider in the next frame to edge ahead. Ding took frame one with a 71 break and followed that up with a magnificent 128 clearance to double his advantage. "Coming into this session with a four-frame lead was vital", Selby said. Read More »

Blues bring Stastny back at center for Game 5 vs. Wild

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In the East, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Pittsburgh Penguins lead the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0, even with the Jackets in top form for game three, losing in overtime. "I'm sick of it", Haula said. Game Five of this series will be on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Stastny skated on the Blues' top line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko Friday at practice and took part in drills on the Blues' top power-play unit with teammates. Read More »

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident

She also said that when she found out that she was pregnant, it wasn't easy for her because of the stories one hears around pregnancy. "I was on vacation just taking some time for myself". In December, Williams announced her engagement to tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian and will not play again this year. "If I don't win, it's actually bigger news". Read More »