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Nastase hit with ITF suspension

The ITF said it wouldn't make any further comment while the investigation was ongoing. On Friday, at a news conference in Romania, Nastase speculated on the skin color of Williams' unborn child, immediately drawing accusations the comments were racist. Read More »

Handshakes and heartaches; Sharks eliminated

The first period was reminiscent of a game one first period with both teams not wanting to make the first mistake. The Oilers will play Anaheim in the second round. Joe Pavleski almost tied it with a back handed beauty that hit both crossbar and post. Edmonton outshot San Jose 9-6 in the first period, with several close chances. Read More »

Final top four place between Liverpool, Arsenal and United - Mourinho

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You can see Fellaini's reaction to his red card and Mourinho waiting for City's players in the tunnel. "Seeing as though we are in the final stage of the season I don't know if he will be available". We have a match (at home to Swansea City) Sunday, 12 o'clock. I know how hard it is to play against Manchester United. "I don't think we (will) recover any of the others". Read More »

Leafs' Zaitsev to make playoff debut in Game 3 vs. Capitals

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Alzner didn't skate Monday morning and would be replaced by Nate Schmidt alongside John Carlson on the team's top pair. Toronto is coming off a big, double-overtime victory in Game 2 in Washington on Saturday that evened the best-of-seven series at a game apiece. Read More »

Merkel says Macron would be 'strong president' for France

According to Bloomberg's poll tracker, Macron would take 60.75% in the second round and Le Pen 39.25%. Neither candidate are members of the mainstream parties, the Republican Party and Socialist Party. Europe's exit she proposes, it's the end of French fishing. Investigations reportedly concentrated on David Rachline, the campaign director for party leader Le Pen and mayor of Fréjus, a community in southeastern France. Read More »

Rafael Nadal ready to crack the 10 barrier in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal added yet another feather to his cap by clinching a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters at the Principality of Monaco on Sunday. When I first played here in 2003 as a qualifier I reached the third round. He has lost three finals, including this year on outdoor clay at Sao Paulo. Read More »

Lionel Messi hails Clasico win as 'important step' in title race

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Casemiro went into the book for a foul on Messi in the 12th minute as Barcelona's all-time top scorer frequently dropped into midfield to help the team develop moves. "After so many years he is still decisive. For us, it's a honour and a blessing for the club". Zidane: "We thought we could score a third goal.Equalising, with 10, and then going to press very high, is risky, and we paid for that". Read More »

Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision

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The Oilers had four more attempts, two on goal, one wide and finally a block by Smith, who kills the remaining second by diving headlong to push the puck out of the zone and down the ice as the two-man kill expires and the roof is almost blown off by the crowd's wildly supportive response. Read More »

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Lifted to Outperform at Evercore ISI

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They now have a United States dollars 175 price target on the stock. Now the P/E of Becton, Dickinson and Company stands at 29.76. The acquisition of Israel-based infusion pump systems manufacturer Caesarea Medical Electronics and the FDA clearance for its new flow cytometer system are significant positives for the company at the moment. Read More »

Leafs had a season to remember

To Washington's enormous credit, it still wasn't quite enough. Their resolve in taking over the game after conceding the 1-0 goal suggests this probably isn't the same Capitals team of yesteryear (turns out playoff "clutchiness" is something tangible and acquirable, in the form of Justin Williams). Read More »

10 facts about the British and Irish Lions squad

A comment on social media yesterday summed up the mood north of the Border: "If Gatland was picking the Davis Cup team, he'd probably leave Andy Murray out". Munster captain O'Mahony was only on the field as a late call-up after Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip suffered an injury in the warm-up, making his display all the more impressive. Read More »

Bulls' Rondo likely out for rest of series against Celtics

Now the Bulls must do something they haven't done this series - win a home game. Even if the Bulls tie the series, Rondo will probably be out for the decider. But that's just the reality of the situation we're in right now. In Games 3, 4 and 5 combined without Rondo, the Bulls had a total of 60 assists and 46 turnovers. Read More »

Nick Bonino: Nick Bonino scores game victor over Caps

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With all due respect, Holtby said he had bigger worries than Guentzel when Guentzel was on the ice. "Bones is a guy that's a high-stakes player", coach Mike Sullivan said. He ended both those slumps in one 52-second flurry. Then the Capitals proceeded to play as if they prepared for this series by spending a week at the House of the Rising Sun, going on to lose 3-2 to Pittsburgh in Game 1 of this best-of-seven series. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey: Arsene Wenger has been 'let down', says Arsenal midfielder

It sees the Gunners progress into the final against Chelsea, who beat Hazard's former side Spurs 4-2 in Saturday evening's semi-final. And Wenger believes the new formation has helped his men "forget their anxiety". Before this game, we were in a fairly dark period. We have lost confidence. "This victory allows us to regain confidence, and serenity, even if everything has not been ideal". Read More »

Andy Murray produced freakish outburst during Monte Carlo defeat

His only tournament win this year came at the Dubai Championship in March after he lost to Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open final following an early exit at the Australian Open to unheralded Mischa Zverev . Ramos-Vinolas had started brightly to win the first set convincingly 6-2 before Murray turned the tables by securing the second set with the same scoreline. Read More »

Gunners legend says club will sign Kylian Mbappe

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Monaco, however, could have their hands tied when it comes to negotiating Mbappe's potential transfer away from the Stade Louis II after the club's sporting director Antonio Cordon revealed that the striker does have a release clause in his contract. Read More »

Conte looking to make Chelsea impenetrable again

Sometimes the stats are not true, above all for possession. "But the stat about clean sheets is an important stat". Nemanja Matic has been excellent alongside N'Golo Kante in recent games so I think we'll see him retain his place while Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso should occupy the wing-back roles once again. Read More »

North London clubs thriving with three at the back

That being said, the team have issues with the big blow of their star defender, Sakho, who is out for the season. Pochettino will hope his players are revitalised by their eighth successive league win, but the Tottenham boss must know they have to improve to beat Arsenal in Sunday's crucial north London derby. Read More »

French Open tells Sharapova to wait

Bouchard spoke to TRT World in an interview published Tuesday on YouTube and did not hold back her thoughts. Williams, who has just regained the world number one slot, revealed last week that she is expecting her first baby and will not play again this year. Read More »

Oilers win and eliminate Sharks

The Oilers won, 3-1, to eliminate the Sharks. The Blues will take on the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round. Pittsburgh will either be playing the Washington Capitals or the Toronto Maple Leafs . That's my job obviously. I don't see San Jose making a run for the Cup with the core as it's now constructed and bringing back Thornton and Marleau makes the team better at a time when San Jose needs to lose to get a better draft pick. Read More »

Bottas says team orders "worst thing to hear" but "completely understands"

Pit penalty and a late charge from Lewis Hamilton who finished second didn't damper Ferrari's victory chances a bit with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finishing third. Ricciardo finished fifth for Red Bull ahead of Felipe Massa who took sixth for Williams on team founder Frank Williams' 75th birthday. Team-mate Valtteri Bottas was ordered to let Hamilton by so he could chase Vettel, but 12 seconds in nine laps was too big a task and he took second. Read More »

Texas lands 4-star DE Ron Tatum

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Tatum is the No. 122-ranked national prospect and the No. 5 ranked strong-side defensive end in the nation, per 247Sports. At camps like The Opening and Under Armour All-America Camp Series, he stood out as one of the top performers. That decision to join Tom Herman's 2018 "RevolUTion" made an immediate impact on the recruiting rankings. "I think Coach Herman has things going in the right direction", Tatum said. Read More »

Easy for Nadal in Monte Carlo

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Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos Sunday. Nadal's 50 clay titles breaks the record he shared with Guillermo Vilas since April previous year when he lifted his ninth trophy in Barcelona. Ramos-Vinolas hit just 9 winners and also 25 errors and with these numbers he couldn't hope for a better result against the king of this event. Read More »

Larry Bird stepping down as Pacers president

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How Bird's decision will impact the outlook for star forward Paul George , who has one guaranteed year left on his current contract , is the key question. In 2012 , Bird stepped away from the post citing health concerns. Pritchard joined the Pacers in 2011 as the team's director of player personnel. As coach, the Pacers went to the NBA Finals in his final season in 1999-2000, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. Read More »

Indian cricket board isolated in ICC

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According to an unnamed senior BCCI official present in Dubai , the ICC has not yet withdrawn its offer of $390 million - almost $100 million more than the $293 million which the BCCI is slated to get now. The Indian cricket board (BCCI), according to local media, was the only one to oppose the new financial model, which would see their revenue share cut by nearly half, Reuters reported. Read More »

Everton can't rely on just Lukaku for goals, says Koeman

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His head is already in China, they said. "In this part of the season every game is very tough for many reasons, you know that you have to win", he added. "But all around the world there is a lot of money to spend, even Chelsea ". But Conte wants his side and Spurs to start the last three matches at the same time. Read More »

Mourinho's solution to Man United's injury woes: play himself

I have just three details. "The group was a nice group, honestly". "So, I am not so sure". I think Eric and Daley played again absolutely unbelievable [against City]. "We are going to get better, some players will stay but others will leave", Guardiola explained to the press, as quoted by the Spanish publication. Read More »

Atlanta Hawks:Force Series Tie Against Washington

For Chicago, it must be hoping Rajon Rondo will be ready to play and can make a difference in the game, keeping its season alive. "We call those winning plays". Paul Millsap finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds . Washington turned on the intensity midway through the first quarter, which effectively quieted the raucous Atlanta fans. Read More »

Nats' Turner hits for cycle in win over Rockies

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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner follows through on a two-run single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jordan Lyles during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Denver. PHOENIX - Paul Goldschmidt had four hits, including his fourth homer, and he and Chris Owings each had three RBIs in Arizona's victory over San Diego. Read More »

My heart is in Italy - Conte hints at Serie A return

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Chelsea have been one of the most successful clubs in England since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 and set about bringing in some of the world's best players and managers. On Monday, we covered a rather extravagant story in Gazzetta dello Sport regarding Inter Milan's interest in Antonio Conte to take over from Stefano Pioli for the 2017/18 season. Read More »

Honda talking to 'various teams' about Formula One engine supply

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Engine suppliers Honda said on Friday they are hoping to power as many as three different Formula One teams next year despite ongoing reliability problems at McLaren. While admitting interest in working with another team or two, Hasegawa would not be baited into saying who these teams may be, refusing to comment on the Sauber speculation. Read More »

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

Tucker said Monday morning in advance of Game 5. "He's an x-factor. So many times [teams] are concerned about DeMar and Kyle, and rightfully so, that next guy, that next instigator [becomes] the guy in this series". There would also be stretches when Powell would not make the rotation for several games . However, they went 4-for-9 on those same wide-open 3-pointers, and that was more or less the difference in the game . 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 »