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Eric Thames clobbers 11th home run of season as Brewers obliterate Cincinnati


Jesus Aguilar grounded out with the bases loaded in the eighth for the final run. "If people keep thinking I'm on stuff, I'll be here every day", he said. He's started just once since April 11 and has gone 0 for 13 with one walk and two RBI over that span after hitting.400 over his first eight games. Bandy's RBI double in the fourth capped the scoring for the Brewers, who improved to 6-1 against the Reds this season. Read More »

Kristian: Saints give glowing reviews of Adrian Peterson


When the Minnesota Vikings announced in March that they would not be bringing back franchise rushing leader Adrian Peterson, many people anticipated that teams would be eagerly lining up to sign the seven-time Pro Bowler. The question now is simple: where does Peterson fit in with the Saints, who already boast a strong starting running back by the name of Mark Ingram? Peterson was limited to just 72 rushing yards and zero touchdowns at 1.9 yards per carry. Read More »

Chippped Ice A.M.: The beat goes on for Crosby against Caps

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. Crosby tilted that matchup in the Penguins' favor early on. The Capitals never got a lift from their bottom-six forwards. Crosby now has nine career multi-goal playoff game (three have been against the Capitals ). Read More »

Wenger: FA Cup win over Manchester City proved the doubters wrong


Sunday's success was also a small vindication of Wenger's decision to switch to a back three for Arsenal's last two matches, both of which they have won. The win offered Wenger a chance to become the most successful FA Cup manager by lifting the trophy for a record seventh time in the final against Chelsea on May 27. Read More »

Ex-Arsenal man predicts derby defeat to end top-four hopes

Tottenham are now four points behind Chelsea, with five matches still to play. "For me (finishing above Arsenal) is not a motivation. The motivation for me is to win because it's a derby and I know what it means to play a derby", Pochettino told a pre-match news conference. Read More »

Cleveland takes Myles Garrett No 1 in NFL Draft

Up until these last few days, Garrett had been viewed to be the undisputed first-round pick because of his freakish athletic ability. "We've got a lot of holes to fill on this roster, so this is just about making sure when we get the quarterback it's someone that we all believe in and get behind and move forward". Read More »

Vincent Kompany: Man United 'never' threatened Man City in goalless derby


Fellaini was sent off inside the final ten minutes of Thursday's game after he squared up the the diminutive striker in what looked like a one-sided physical battle. Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says he chose the Red Devils over Manchester City and Barcelona because of Jose Mourinho. Paul Clement has won six of his 15 Premier League games in charge of the Swans, giving him the best win ratio of any manager for the Welsh side in the competition (40%). Read More »

Celtics pull away from Bulls, take 3-2 series lead


After Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo broke his thumb, though, the Celtics took Games 3 and 4 in Chicago to tie the series. The Celtics, who are 7-4 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in road games this season against Central Division teams, have improved their ball movement over the run of the series, showing why they earned the No. Read More »

Puel desperate for strong finish


Silva has no fresh injury concerns, although defender Omar Elabdellaoui is still struggling with a back problem from last month. With Swansea not in action until Sunday, Hull can open up a five-point gap to pile the pressure on the Swans. Read More »

Calm before the Joshua-Klitschko heavyweight storm


At Thursday's pre-fight press conference, the biggest talking point came when Klitschko pulled a USB stick out of his pocket. Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder. Read More »

Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run


Barca are on the brink of elimination from Europe's elite competition after their resounding 3-0 defeat at Juventus, and reports in the Catalan media yesterday said tensions were high between the dressing room and Luis Enrique. "I can't say that a third goal would have decided the tie already, and we will see about that next week". Toni Kroos sent in a deep centre from the right and Karim Benzema headed the ball down, which bounced back up over the dive of Neuer, who may just have got a ... Read More »

Man United 'in trouble' with injuries, says Mourinho

Rooney has not played since United's 0-0 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion on April 1 and had become a peripheral figure even before then, but Mourinho indicated he could now play an important role. Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday, as they take the cross Lancashire trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley. The pair sustained injuries on England duty a month ago, Smalling injuring his knee and Jones his foot. Read More »

Steven Gerrard handed managerial role at Liverpool


Current U18s coach Neil Critchley will be moving up to take over the U23s while the manager of that side - Mike Garrity - will move into a backroom role. I hate watching footballers and football when there is no physical side and they don't compete. "It is important you channel it in the right way", said the former midfielder. Read More »

Browns take defensive end Garrett with first overall draft pick

But the excitement about drafting Garrett won't fade away anytime soon. Trubisky went second overall to the Chicago Bears via a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. That's never happened since the common draft began in 1967. Their most glaring need is at running back and defensive depth. Three receivers taken in the top 10? Every other team in the top 10 do not appear to be swapping draft positions, but the needs of each team is different. Read More »

Shares in American Tower Corp (AMT) Acquired by Koshinski Asset Management Inc


Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Tower Corp from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. After all, analysts raising estimates right before earnings - with the most up-to-date information possible - is a pretty good indicator of some favorable trends underneath the surface for AMT in this report. Read More »

Bucks confident for Game 5 in Toronto

ET at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors finally covered in the last game, winning the game 4 in Milwaukee . After setting the pace and tone in that Game 2 victory, Dwane Casey was disappointed that his team reverted back to things that got them in trouble in Game 1. Read More »

Chelsea: Costa Brace Shoots Down Saints As Blues Go Seven Points Clear

Afterwards Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas said Hazard was second in ability in the world game only to Barcelona great Lionel Messi and could yet get even better if he was more "selfish" and demonstrated a greater "killer instinct". "I don't think anyone expected this team to be where it is now - look at the last three years and look at where Tottenham are now". I was pleased for his performance. Read More »

Alex Ovechkin: Alex Ovechkin scores in GM 1 loss to Pens


Holtby surrendered three 4+ goal games, while Fleury was on the hook for two 4+ goal games. "It's been a trend for years". "We got 3-2 and then 3-3 and the building's rocking". One of the NHL's greatest snipers and greatest winners shared a dais, their legacies cemented as two of the league's 100 GOATs. They're the faces of both franchises. Read More »

Maria Sharapova defeats Roberta Vinci in return from doping ban

I'm not getting a wild card to receive a trophy or a golden platter. Sharapova, a three-time victor in Stuttgart , triumphing in 2012, 2013and 2014, was welcomed on court with a loud cheer from fans and brilliantly took the first set 7-5 despite losing the opening two games. Read More »

'John 3:16' written in blood on Aaron Hernandez's forehead, source says


Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal. Authorities on Thursday clamped down on releasing more details about Hernandez's apparent suicide. The brain custody battle came a day after prison officials said Hernandez, a former National Football League star for the New England Patriots, hanged himself with a bedsheet attached to a window in his prison cell. Read More »

Real Madrid coach Zidane ripped into Bale in Barcelona aftermath


There is not a lot to talk about him. That would rule the Welshman out of Madrid's two Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid and Real's remaining six La Liga games. He added that he does not believe that Barcelona are favorites to win the La Liga and predicted the end of the season will be "complicated" for both clubs. Read More »

Playoffs Round 1 Series Recap: Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon as they narrowly escaped Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a Game 4 victory, 106-102. Lance Stephenson had 22 points to lead the Pacers. Paul George had his worst game in months, scoring just 15 points on 21 shots. The Pacers' season will be defined by consistent inconsistency, overall dysfunction, the looming cloud of Paul George's future with the team, and serves as the latest chapter that ... Read More »

Could Rajon Rondo return before Bulls-Celtics series ends?

Thomas has been a major reason for the comeback. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he is in awe of how Thomas is handling himself both on and off the court. Now, after failing to win at home, the Bulls must try to find a way to regain the momentum before Wednesday night. "Those things are a part of basketball, " Wade said. Read More »

LSU OL Adrian Magee faces burglary charge, suspended from team


According to the report, Magee is accused of breaking into an apartment and stealing "an X-Box, six X-box games, $1,200 in cash, Gucci flip flops and a blue tooth speaker". The victim's girlfriend's purse was also dumped out and rifled through. Magee played in three games last season as a redshirt freshman. Today's edition of "What not to wear when committing a crime" stars Louisiana State University's Adrian Magee, 20 years old and a 6-foot, 5-inch, 309-pound sophomore on LSU's offensive ... Read More »

Bengals set to hold onto McCarron for at least 1 more year


McCarron started three regular-season games in 2015 while Dalton was injured, going 2-1 with 854 passing yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Read the latest on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. He's in a situation similar to Jimmy Garoppolo in New England, which hasn't shown an inclination to trade Tom Brady's backup. The 26-year-old McCarron is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2017 before becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Read More »

Mindset key for Browns' top pick Garrett


The Browns used that pick to take a player that many Steelers fans were hoping would make it to 30 for them, while others were skeptical. Between Trubisky's selection and the Chiefs' stunning move to take Mahomes, more offensive talent was surprisingly pushed up the board in what is seen as a deep defensive draft. Read More »

Fournette, Adams, White Selected in NFL Draft


Fournette's abilities get tempered when he is asked to play laterally. He weighed in at a stunningly high 240 pounds at the combine, drawing criticism from National Football League personnel and draft analysts. But it's been nearly a decade since the organization addressed offensive needs in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. "When they get on the field and it hits you, it kind of surprised them". Read More »

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard 'the best player in the league'

And in Game 4 , we played well enough. The Spurs advanced by winning on the road, something neither San Antonio nor Memphis had managed against each other all season long. "My teammates were setting great picks for me and my shot was going in, so I just kept going". "I had to be aggressive", Parker said. That can be attributed to adaption on the Spurs' part: If Memphis was unwilling to give up those looks, Leonard and Co. Read More »

Based FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges


A senior Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official has been provisionally suspended from all football-related activity for 90 days by FIFA following his guilty plea to giving and taking bribes in a NY court on Thursday. Lai agreed in exchange to support and vote for the official, prosecutors said. According to the criminal information to which Lai pleaded guilty, he received more than 850,000 dollars (£657,000) in bribes between 2009 and 2014 from a faction of football officials in the ... Read More »

Boston Red Sox: Bats Come Alive with Solid Day at Plate

Hanley had 28 doubles and 30 home runs last season, giving the Red Sox the kind of production they were seeking when they signed him prior to the 2015 season. To be fair, that hit wasn't a real hit because Betts lost a ball in the sun. Pomeranz did look encouraging in striking out ten of the possible 13 outs he was responsible for. Read More »

Nike, Under Armour, Adidas not interested in deal with Lonzo Ball


Projected top-five pick Lonzo Ball is finding it hard to acquire endorsements from major clothing/shoe companies with the NBA Draft quickly approaching, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell . "That's our number, a billion, straight out of the gate", LaVar had said. Lonzo declared for the National Basketball Association draft shortly after UCLA's 86-76 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament on March 24. Read More »

Bears insist they got their man in Trubisky


Chicago gave up a lot to the San Francisco 49ers just to move up from No. 3 overall to No 2 in order to select Trubisky. "I just don't want to be average around here; I want to be great and these are the moves you have to make". By bringing him along slowly, the Bears' coaches will be able to teach him good footwork and iron out the small mechanical issues he has in his throws. Read More »

Dejan Lovren: Liverpool defender signs new long-term deal at Anfield

The club has rewarded me, they believed in me and also the fans, and this is what I respect a lot after everything that happened. Both of Lovren's Premier League goals for Jurgen Klopp's side have come this season - in the 2-1 win at Chelsea in September 16 and the 4-2 victory at Crystal Palace on October 29. Read More »