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National Hockey League roundup: Capitals eliminate Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his third period goal. Johansson found the back of the net again at 7:31 in overtime to end the series. "This is the playoffs". Then, another weird bounce gave the Leafs a lead. "It was just a pretty fortunate bounce", Matthews said. "It was off his paddle and went right to me". Read More »

Bengals could look at defense with ninth pick


The Eagles take Davis and get an instant playmaker to pair with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. However, based on his previous performances, he will have some improvements to make before a Texans fan, like I am, will have full confidence in his ability to win games. Read More »

United team news for the Manchester derby

Fifth-placed United are now one point and one position behind City. "We are one point behind them and if we win, we have the chance to finish in the top four, but if they win, it will be very hard for us". "But we have to be, everyone, supporting them - not only Zlatan also Marcos because they are really bad moments for them". Mata hinted in his weekend blog that he is now feeling "much better" and sources at United's Carrington training headquarters are hopeful the 28-year-old will ... Read More »

Bills take LSU DB Tre'Davious White in first round


Buffalo managed to turn the No. 10 pick into White, a third-round pick this year and a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. With the Bills having lost Stephon Gilmore in free agency to AFC East division rival New England, White has the chance to step into a starting role. Read More »

Dolphins draft Missouri DE Charles Harris in 1st round


Harris brings a much-needed pass rushing capability to the Fins ahead of the 2017 season. Davis played a great deal of Major League Baseball in college but his closing speed makes him the quintessential WLB in the NFL. Harris said the outcome was fine with him. "I'll take it. I love it. Let's do it". There were high-fives in the Dolphins' draft room too, Grier said. Read More »

Chiefs move up to take QB Mahomes 10th overall in draft


That being said, I believe Robinson has the best chance at being on the board and would be the best pick for the Texans. Besides his arm strength , Mahomes said he is picking up on the details of the game. I'd definitely trade up to 10 for Mahomes before I'd bet the 2nd pick on Trubisky. They trade up to ten overall to get Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes. There's plenty of what-ifs here but no sure thing so I could see the Chiefs going corner, especially if they feel they have another Peters-like ... Read More »

Eriksen happy to keep Tottenham's title hopes alive


The home side, who lost defender Mamadou Sakho to a potentially serious knee injury in the second half, looked good value for a point until Eriksen's moment of magic. But after 88 minutes of fruitless toil, they finally found an equaliser through Dele Alli - and that was not the end of their comeback. Attempting to marshal the young troops is France worldwide skipper Lloris, and there was nearly a note of pride in his voice as he recounted the manner in which they had seen off a team which ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko


There is no need for trash talk, amusing antics, or tables and chairs flying at press conferences to attract attention to what promoter Eddie Hearn is billing as "the biggest fight in British boxing history". If it were just exclusively up to me, then I'd be 1,000 percent confident, but it's not just me. The highly anticipated fight will air live on Showtime on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Read More »

Jarrad Davis selected 21st by Lions


Checking in at 238 pounds, Davis posted a sub 4.6-second 40-yard dash, a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 129-inch broad jump. Davis was limited to nine games previous year because of an ankle injury. The draft started off as expected Thursday when the Cleveland Browns took Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick, then quickly took an offensive turn as seven of the next nine picks played on the offensive side of the ball. Read More »

The Raptors Finally Played Like A Team Worth Being Afraid Of


Powell put the Raptors in the series lead with his insane slams, and you have to watch it all, right here! "He's the X factor". "Their length is really disruptive, they're blitzing Kyle and DeMar in pick-and-rolls so you need someone to attack, loosen up the defense and re-attack on the kick-outs or hit the shooters for open shots". Read More »

Manuel Neuer will 'give everything to be fit next season'

The first half was a high-octane affair with both sides looking for an early goal, but despite both sides playing at 100 percent, and Marcelo twice in a minute saved Madrid with blocks from efforts from Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara. He makes the difference. Along with a picture of his leg in a brace, he wrote: Keep our fingers crossed for the last games and give everything to be fit again next season!' However, Real needed more than a little help to finish the tie off after ... Read More »

Clippers G Rivers expected back for Game 5


Paul is 31 years old now, and as I remarked to a family member during Game 3, he slow plays the first half, but when the game reaches crunch time watch out. But really? The fulcrum for this game was Rudy Gobert . Gobert was effective in his return, contributing 15 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes of action. Read More »

Jamie Carragher: Spurs need to win a trophy to avoid a "travesty"


I genuinely thought that Pochettino and his young team would struggle this season after dropping the ball so badly last time out. Add in Conte's reminder of how this season should be seen in the context of Chelsea's poor campaign past year and the impression is left of a manager trying to lower expectations just when they are at their highest. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic out for rest of season with knee injury

Mourinho revealed his concerned at the worsening state of Manchester United's injury crisis, which will also see Marcos Rojo sidelined after he is also believed to have torn his ACL. "Dead, he is for sure, if he's injured or if it's just the super accumulation of fatigue in the muscles, I don't know", Mourinho said after the game. Read More »

Thomas, Green star as Celtics knot series 2-2

They give me. they give me a lot of confidence, so I can't do without those guys. I've believed in trusting these guys all year long. "They believe in me and being here is what makes me feel sane and somewhat normal through these tough times". Read More »

Browns choose Garrett first in National Football League draft

First round: (2) No. 1, No. 12 (via 2016 draft-day trade with Eagles ). They have the No. 12, No. 33 and No. 52 overall picks. There's a lot of talk around this pick and what the Browns will do with it. Now though, Leaf has started a new and inspiring chapter in his life - one that has brought him back to the game that almost destroyed him. Conley, a two-year starter and a Buckeyes captain last season, was named in a police report that details the alleged assault on April 9 but no ... Read More »

Curry too hot for Trail Blazers as Warriors cruise to victory

This is most definitely more bad news for a Blazers team that must take Game 4 in order to avoid getting swept against the two-time defending Western Conference champs. "They came out energized, focused". [They] were just kicking his butt every year, and he had to get through them if he wanted to get to where he wanted to get to. Read More »

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle


In a memo to employees Wednesday, network president John Skipper said the network has had to make "difficult decisions" that affect employees in its talent lineup, as well as "a limited number of positions" elsewhere in the company. The layoffs affected many prominent personalities-including former National Football League player Trent Dilfer, former NBA player Len Elmore, SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford and longtime baseball reporter Jayson Stark-and, in fact, about 10% of its entire ... Read More »

Malaga president Al-Thani

The issue arose when Al-Thani responded to a Twitter user who asked if his club can do the Catalan giants a favour when they meet Real Madrid on the final day of this season. Los Boquerones host Zinedine Zidane's side in the final match of the season and it appears like that Madrid may need to win at La Rosaleda to secure La Liga -with the top two tied on points with four games remaining, although Barcelona have played a game more. Read More »

Brewers continue their dominance over the Reds (AUDIO)


Eric Thames began his professional baseball career in 2008 with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he was chosen in the seventh round out of Pepperdine University. The early success is also about feeling more confident in his abilities and having more fun over the past three years. An April resurgence has the first baseman looking like more and more of a steal for the Brewers. Read More »

Proud Shakespeare wants Leicester City to push for more Champions League football

The England man started up front as Leicester attempted to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Atletico in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. "We had planned it in advance", Shakespeare said. "We are a family here so I am sure everyone wants to stay". "Now we need to concentrate on the rest of the season, hopefully finishing on a high note, and then next season we need to dust ourselves off and look forward again". Read More »

Paris police clash with students over presidential election


Though as recently as 2016, Front National firebrand Marion Maréchal-Le Pen took part in their protests against anti-family policies. Flanked by fans and fishermen in the Port de Grau port west of Marseille, Le Pen told a horde of journalists on the quayside that she would defend all seafarers and all endangered sectors against invasive European Union regulations. Read More »

The Philadelphia Eagles select Tennessee's Derek Barnett


Barnett, a junior, led the SEC with 19 tackles for loss in 2016. He was named a first-team All-SEC selection and should slot in opposite of Cox on the Eagles defensive line in 2017. 2014 first round pick Marcus Smith played better last season, but has not lived up to his first round status. Barnett comes into the league hoping to show Eagles fans that he is worth their draft pick. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs Trade Up for Potential Franchise Quarterback


In his last run with Texas Tech, Mahomes threw for 5,052 yards, accounted for 53 total touchdowns and finished No. 1 in the FBS in total offense for back-to-back seasons. It came at a hefty price of a first round and a third round this year and a first round next year, but it's safe to say that Chiefs fans don't care. Read More »

NBA Recaps: Raptors get even with Bucks


In the middle of the third quarter on Saturday afternoon, with the future of this group of players as a unit in jeopardy, Kyle Lowry finally broke out of his Buck-induced haze, and joined DeMar DeRozan (who had single handily carried the offense in the first half) in putting the Raptors in the driver's seat for the eventual victory. Read More »

Ravens select cornerback Humphrey in first round of NFL Draft

On Thursday night, he'll be "the kid announcing the first selection" for the Baltimore Ravens at the NFL draft . The Ravens have a lot of needs right now, and it's good to see they've addressed their need at cornerback with their pick of Marlon Humphrey , who very well might be the best cornerback in this entire draft . Read More »

Mark Lawrenson delivers his prediction for Man City v Man United

The final Manchester derby of the season is almost upon us, with United visiting City knowing that a win would see them leapfrog their neighbours in the Premier League table. City won the first meeting between these teams at Old Trafford in September. "I am optimistic. I am so proud about what my players have done this season, what we are doing and even how we played the last game at Wembley". Read More »

Seahawks Rival Arizona Takes Haason Reddick

That Temple grind, man, that Temple toughness. Reddick, who thought he was going to be a "regular college student" when he enrolled, received a key to his native city of Camden, New Jersey on Monday. Finally, the timing is right for Reddick. Temple defeated Penn State 27-10. Haason Reddick's incredible spring started with a dynamite performance at the Senior Bowl . Read More »

Jets select LSU safety Jamal Adams with sixth pick


On his Big Board, WFNY's Joe Gilbert considers Adams and Hooker as the second- and fifth-best players in the draft, respectively. Ultimately, he will go to whatever team values him highest. The thinking behind Howard fitting with the Saints stays the same for the Colts. He had 209 total tackles and 18 tackles for loss in three seasons and was named to the All-SEC first team in 2016. Read More »

NFL Draft Prospects Lead Youth Football Clinic


Heading into the draft, everyone knew the Browns needed a quarterback. It's possible a Seahawks trade takes place before the team makes its first-round pick on Thursday night (April 27), especially if they get an offer from a team looking to give multiple picks in exchange for it. Read More »

Lewis: Now is the ideal time for Joshua to fight waning Klitschko


ET/1:15 p.m. PT from sold-out Wembley Stadium in London. A crowd of 90,000 will be at Wembley to watch Joshua put his IBF belt on the line against former world champion Klitschko. "I can actually talk to myself sometimes and say "Wlad, you're an underdog". "Whatever type of fight he wants to fight, if it goes down the route of us two swinging until the cows come home, I don't think I will back out. Read More »

Bengals Take Speedy Receiver Ross


While Ross did the majority of his damage last season as a wide receiver, he's also a weapon on special teams, having scored four touchdowns in three seasons at UW on returns. Ross was timed at a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash, the fastest ever at the National Football League combine, besting the 4.24 of former East Carolina running back Chris Johnson. Read More »