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Penguins beat Blue Jackets to take series lead

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The teams traded goals in the third period before Guentzel beat Bobrovsky for the victor. The Penguins still hold a 3-1 series lead but another loss would definitely let Columbus back into the series. "Putting pucks to the net and trying to get some bounces and see if we can turn the momentum". Alexander Radulov eluded the check of Brady Skjei near the Rangers' bench and passed the puck to Mitchell, who started a 2-on-1 break with Shea Weber and Mitchell scored into an open net with 1:23 ... Read More »

Chelsea 4-2 Southampton: Blues stars rated and slated

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It was his 50th Premier League goal in 85 games, a superb scoring ratio. "In that moment we have had a really important test. I am working on it". "We must think this race is open", he said. Conte said: "He knows my admiration for him". It was the Belgium play maker's 15th Premier League goal of the season. His last goal had come on Spain duty, while for Chelsea he was on a seven-game barren streak. Read More »

Matt Barnes ejected for throwing at Manny Machado despite foul ball call

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In video taken after the pitch, Pedroia can be seen yelling out to Machado from the dugout and pretty clearly seems to be distancing himself from the head-hunting pitch. "He shot me a text". The two teams play each other 12 more times this season, so we'll find out if the Orioles accept Pedroia's apology. That's how you win games. Read More »

Westbrook On Signing Extension: 'I Haven't Even Thought About That'

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When the game slows in the playoffs, defenses ratchet up the pressure and every possession becomes a grind. He said he could be a better shooter and could find more ways to make the game easier for his teammates. Now that his season, along with its logic-defying numbers, is over, we can view things with some retrospective context and wonder: How will history look back at Russell Westbrook's 2016-17 campaign? It is nearly a no-brainer to give the Most Valuable Player trophy to the ... Read More »

Falcons make 1st round move, get UCLA defensive end McKinley

So what say you: Should the Cowboys stay put and take whichever player falls into their lap or should they keep their eye on the pass-rush prize and make sure they get their guy, even if it means trading up a little? Only Reese knows his plan, although he admitted in his pre-draft meeting with reporters that he had spent more time looking at quarterbacks this year than his previous nine in his current job. Read More »

Manchester United equal best unbeaten streak of 24 games

I spoke to (referee) Martin (Atkinson) - he thinks it was a red card. Referee Martin Atkinson consequently showed the Belgium global a straight red card in the 84th minute, with United having to hold on for a 0-0 draw. "The matches they have to play I see them doing that". The team is in trouble. "A lot of people made out that it was between us and City [for the top four] but it's a bigger picture than that at the moment". Read More »

Mourinho: I saw Agüero after and his face is nice as always

The Citizens, fourth in the table, remain just one point clear of fifth-placed Manchester United as both sides jostle for the last remaining Champions League slot. United, however, had a great chance to break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when Marcus Rashford's free kick found the unmarked Ander Herrera at the far post, but the midfielder failed to hit the target with his header. Read More »

United players working overtime for Manchester derby - Mourinho

He said: "I feel I can contribute quality, composure, experience, and know-how, how to get over the line, whether it's to win the league or finish top four or get to the final". All I can do is keep working, keep trying to prove people wrong. "That was a good start for me". 24 - Manchester United have equalled their record for the longest unbeaten run within one top flight season (24 matches ). Read More »

A Manchester derby of great consequences

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Which of the big clubs can you see missing out on the top four? According to Ciaran Kelly of Manchester Evening News , Manchester United have been handed a huge breakthrough in signing Atletico Madrid number one Jan Oblak in the summer. Read More »

Mourinho defends United approach, hails spirit after derby draw

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It left Mourinho's team in fifth place, both a place and a point behind City with five games remaining in the race for a top-four finish to qualify for the Champions League. It worked to an extent, although it wasn't pretty. Pep Guardiola lamented his ageing full-backs' inability to fit into his system at Manchester City after spluttering to a goalless draw against Manchester United. Read More »

Eric Thames: "I've got lots of blood and urine".

Paxton (3-0) allowed four hits and a walk in a dominant performance against a Detroit team that had scored 32 runs over its previous two games. You're talking about some of the greatest players to ever play this game. Their seven hits were their most in an opening inning since August 28, 2009 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when they also had seven. The rookie lefty got two misses on sliders earlier in the count, but Thames was sitting on a slider, and it was a hanger. Read More »

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

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Wall made all but one shot and scored 21 points in the first half, but the Wizards trailed 64-46 heading to the locker room. The MVP candidate is averaging 31.0 points and 10.0 assists while shooting at an absurd 55 percent from the field in three games. Read More »

Bold Predictions for the 2017 NFL Draft

At No. 1, they're expected to take the draft's can't-miss player - defensive lineman Myles Garrett out of Texas A&M. But with the draft approaching his stock has risen and been viewed as a potential No. The distance between Garrett and the draft's second-best player is significant enough. Cleveland, who have finished last in the AFC North nine years in a row, traded themselves into three selections in the first round . Read More »

NFL Draft 2017: Cleveland Browns first-round grade

The 21-year-old Garrett, who played college football for Texas A&M and is considered an elite edge rusher with rare explosiveness, joins a Browns team that went a league-worst 1-15 last season. Bears general manager Ryan Pace said on Tuesday that he had been fielding and making phone calls for the team's third overall pick, though it was widely expected that he would be looking to move down instead of up. Read More »

NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Houston then took Watson, the dynamic playmaker who led the Tigers to a national championship last season. "The (Bears) found something they loved with him", said Jeff Cassella, the athletic director at Mentor High School, "he's going to be the face of that franchise for years", he added. Read More »

Falcons trade up to draft UCLA DE McKinley

We've been discussing and debating for months about who the Colts should take with their first pick, and tonight we'll finally find out. "It might not be necessarily a fan favorite, but we know for the long-term success of this football team, there might be something that we feel very strongly about". Read More »

Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: President Bashar al-Assad

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The officer added that this operation against Hezbollah was not the first time Israel has operated in Syria. In January, Syria sent two letters to the United Nations calling on the global community to "punish" Israel, accused its southern neighbor of having launched air strikes against a military base in the western suburbs of its capital. Read More »

Sharksâ Joe Thornton played through torn ACL and MCL in playoffs

Thornton missed the final three games of the regular season and the first two games of San Jose's first-round series against Edmonton after injuring his knee at Vancouver on April 2. At 37 years old, Joe Thornton is still in desperate pursuit of his first Stanley Cup title. "Of course, I'd like to come back", he said Monday. "It will be a little more physical, but you have to adjust to every team, and I think we're a team that's very capable of doing that", said Draisaitl, adding the ... Read More »

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps

Braden Holtby, the 2016 Vezina victor and 2017 finalist, improved as the Toronto series progressed, allowing just a single goal in each of the final two games. In a postseason full of blown multi-goal leads, the Capitals rallied on goals by Ovechkin late in the second and Evgeny Kuznetsov early in the third. Read More »

Get ready for live video on Twitter 24/7

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But despite losing the deal and having seen the benefit of live video feature Twitter now wants to make the video service "a pillar of its growth and revenue strategy". It is not a surprising move as the company has already begun streaming National Football League games last September and have attracted more than 3.5 million viewers. Read More »

National Football League two-round mock draft, April 26 edition

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The draft will live stream at NFL.com and WatchESPN and can be heard on a local ESPN Radio station or Sirius/XM channel 80 (ESPN) or 88 (NFL Radio ). The Tennessee Titans , barring a trade, will round out the top five picks and may opt for a true number one receiver for Marcus Mariota by taking Mike Williams out of Clemson, considered the top wide receiver in the draft. Read More »

Man City and Man United draw 0-0

City couldn't take advantage of the extra man, though, with Gabriel Jesus's converted header in stoppage time being rightly disallowed for offside. "I agree but I think he can not forget that all the players Chelsea have, have cost a lot of money". "It's going to be the game of the season", United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera said. Read More »

NFL Draft: Packers should focus on defense, again

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The Browns used the 29th pick on Miami tight end David Njoku. They won't have a shot at Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers at number 30. GM Ted Thompson meets with the media after the trade. Also, the team could opt for improving depth in the backfield with Florida State's speedster running back Dalvin Cook still on the board as well. Read More »

Markieff Morris with only three points on Wednesday night

In that first quarter, the Hawks scored the second-most points in an opening period in franchise playoff history. Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks . With Bazemore, who's 6-5 and has a 6-11.5 wingspan, Wall gets the step and is strong enough to keep him on his back. Following the game, Morris dubbed Millsap a crybaby after believing the Hawks only won because of the free throw disparity. Read More »

Vitali Klitschko: 'Wladimir is ready' for Joshua

Vitali Klitschko, one of the leaders for government reform in Ukraine since vacating his world title and retiring in 2012, will also be in his brother's corner, as always, come Saturday (live on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. "I just focus on me and a man coming to blows, and the best man will win". That's got me here. The little things I do got me here and if he claims to be the better boxer then so be it, so when I start punching you in your jaw, you better stand up to the power. Read More »

Browns will pick Myles Garrett first overall

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greets fans before the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Cleveland Browns have taken Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett No. When asked by ESPN about his top selection, Garrett clearly was excited. The Browns didn't mess around with the No. 1 pick. "Oh my God, nothing like that's ever come my way", Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin said of the trade. Read More »

Redknapp named Birmingham boss; handed baptism of fire

Birmingham carry all the hallmarks of a club intent on self-destruction, making freakish managerial decisions that make no sense - something that Newcastle fans can definitely identify with during the Mike Ashley years. Harry Redknapp has revealed he agreed to become Birmingham's new manager after getting "fed up" with his time out of football. In a previous spell in the Championship he inspired Portsmouth to the 2003 title. Read More »

Carrick content with result after Manchester derby draw

Guardiola will be looking to the 25-year-old to help his side bounce back from their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal at the weekend, but how do the two midfielders stack up? Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hailed the resilient nature of his playing group in the wake of tonight's Manchester derby. Read More »

Man United 'in talks' to sign a replacement for David De Gea

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Pressed on whether United should be looking to put fresh terms to De Gea and pay him whatever he wants, Kanchelskis added: "Oh yes, yes". Mourinho to go after Tottenham Hotspur duo? Dier has struggled to break into Tottenham's midfield and has seen game time in central defence, where he is not very comfortable at. Read More »

Browns move up to No. 29, take David Njoku

Kansas City also took him ahead of Heisman Trophy victor Deshaun Watson of Clemson. The Cleveland Browns hold the first pick, and rumors have been flying as to whether the team will select consensus No. In 2014, he was 42-of-78 for 459 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. He averaged 6.2 yards a carry. More picks and more offense followed. Read More »

Wenger planning transfer targets for next season

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The England worldwide was a target for Arsene Wenger previous year, with the Gunners reportedly happy to activate his £20million release clause, but he chose to stay with the Premier League champions. "It is not a bad injury and we will test him today". "Overall that win will give us a bit more confidence, I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy level, the right fighting spirit and the right togetherness, we can beat everybody". Read More »

Arlington Martin High School Alum Selected No. 1 in 2017 NFL Draft

The trepidation quickly turned to relief and then pure joy when the pick was made official - Garrett to the Browns at No. 1 - and the Muni Lot crowd errupted. "I don't think that's true", Trubisky said. I realize that I put myself in the situation and I could have used better judgment. He joins a Browns defense coached by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams that already includes star cornerback Joe Haden , linebacker Jamie Collins and defensive linemen Danny Shelton and Emmanuel Ogbah . Read More »

Red Sox Pitcher Throws At Manny Machado's Head

They will hope to do better on Sunday. "It's not as unpredictable this year as it was last year", he said of his knuckler. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) allowed one hit over six innings, walking five and striking out seven. It was Mancini's team-high fifth homer of the year. Baltimore is 6-1 at home and did just enough with its own offense in the first two games by relying on the home-run ball. Read More »