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• Jazz fall prey to Durant breakout in Game 3

The Warriors had some momentum go their way and with just over five minutes left, they went up by 5. This is exactly what GM Bob Myers had hoped for when Kevin Durant made a decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors . They overcame another sluggish start to take their first lead of the series into halftime, then stretched it to nine in the third quarter with a flurry of some of their best two-way play all season. Read More »

Arsenal not giving up the chase, says Xhaka


Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 7, 2017 . Although he did not respond to suggestions that Welbeck always does well against United, the striker was clearly delighted to score against the club where he spent 13 years. Read More »

'Unique' Cristiano Ronaldo benefits from Zinedine Zidane's guidance

After the match, Ronaldo and Real claimed the 32-year-old had moved on to 400 goals for the club, although official records say 399. "We play for the shirt, I feel really happy". We managed the game very well tonight, we prepared well for it and were aware of our strengths and theirs. Ronaldo had taken his tally of European goals to 100 in the quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich, which included a second-leg treble, and was once more the man for the big occasion to put the holders within ... Read More »

The fantastic stats behind Barcelona's win over Villarreal

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring Barcelona's second. Barcelona's fifth straight win gave it three more points than Madrid before the latter visited the relegated Granada later. "We will try to go in to the game as we have been doing so far". It was 18th-place Sporting's first win in seven games and their first clean sheet all season at El Molinon. Read More »

Sore back sends Kluber to sidelines for Indians

Tigers starter threw the ball well with all three runs given up on five hits and a trio of base on balls through 7.2 innings of work which ended up as a loss and a 2-2 record. Then they changed directions and he started the second game of the regular season against Texas. Boyd struck out struggling Edward Encarnacion, but Jose Ramirez tripled to deep center field for a 2-0 lead. Read More »

Liverpool star Coutinho limps off at Watford

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? That allowed Liverpool, who bounced back from defeat at home to Crystal Palace, to tighten their grip on third place and Can says the Reds will return to the Champions League next season if they play to the best of their ability in their remaining three fixtures. Read More »

Twitter Reacts To Canelo Beat Down Of Chavez Jr


And yeah, you read that right: Canelo just verbally agreed to square off against GGG, meaning one of the most explosive encounters in boxing is now in the calendar. Chavez avoided a $1 million-per-pound penalty when he weighed in at 164 pounds Friday, a half-pound below the bout catchweight and the lightest he's been since losing his middleweight title to Sergio Martinez in 2012. Read More »

Mourinho hails United match-winner Rashford


United continued to look the more risky team at the start of the second half. Although United hold the advantage going into next Thursday's second leg at Old Trafford , Mourinho feels the tie could have been over had his side taken their chances. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas edges Sebastian Vettel to claim maiden F1 win

The win at Sochi came in the 27-year-old's 81st start and has ensured he is very much in the championship fight. He survived a safety auto period, the tense one-stop strategy, as well as a late charge from Sebastian Vettel, to take his first victory in Formula One, after more than 80 races. Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Rangers level series against Senators

He fired the puck by Lundqvist through the five-hole. The Turris victor also was reviewed, when New York's bench challenged that he was offside. "I've been saying they're Stanley Cup contenders because of all the tools they've got and we certainly expect the next game to be even better than the first game we played there". Read More »

Capitals defeat Penguins in Game 5 to stay alive


We came out really well. "We expect him to play his game". Plastered on to the door entering the home locker room at Verizon Center, the welcome message for visitors coming across the carpet, is a sign depicting two Washington Capitals as bug-eyed, bare-boned zombies. Read More »

Mourinho Mocks Arsenal & Wenger

The manager's credit column this season already contains the League Cup, with the Europa League possibly to come. At the Emirates, Mourinho gave a Premier League debut to Axel Tuanzebe, saying he was delighted by the 19-year-old's performance. Read More »

Mets suspend Matt Harvey three days for violating team rules

Two of the top pitchers in the American League this season square off when Chris Sale (2-2, 1.38 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox face Ervin Santana (5-0, 0.66) and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. However, sources have told Newsday's Marc Carig that it has nothing to do with the sex toy that was placed in back-up catcher Kevin Plawecki's locker on Friday night. Read More »

Ronaldo attributes his 400 goals with Real Madrid to teamwork

We also managed to achieve our target of winning and keeping a clean sheet here at home. "Every time I see him I am amazed at his drive and determination to be the best in the world - and on Tuesday it was a "wow" performance from him". "There are few players who can do what Ronaldo has done and we all know that". "We did it great". Yet Simeone's side looked flustered, while there was a remarkable freshness to Madrid , which Ramos said was down to Zinedine Zidane's rotation policy. Read More »

India to play Champions Trophy

In fact his franchise has been magnanimous to accept our request of resting him", said Prasad. Rest is all that was required for Ashwin. That shows he was not totally unfit. I have lost weight. There are no surprises in the squad selected for the ICC Champions Trophy. Highlights from Sunrisers Hyderabad's seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Read More »

Simon Mignolet: Liverpool's win over Watford was "massive"


Watford made this game very hard for Liverpool in what was a crucial game for the Reds if they are to get top four. "We need to stay focused, to stay concentrated", he said . Speaking to Sky Sports about Can's strike, Klopp said: "I would like to say I am used to it, but it's not the truth, especially not from Emre!" Looking back at the game, it wasn't Liverpool at their very best, but we got the job done which was the most important thing. Read More »

Next up for Canelo Alvarez is middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin


De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said the fight between Alvarez and Golovkin is, "signed, sealed and delivered". Canelo landed punches at will and cut up Chavez in the third round as the latter made little impact. A site for the fight hasn't been chosen, but the contracts are finalized, according to De La Hoya, whose company promotes Alvarez . He chose to become a pro boxer without any amateur experience, using his famous name to get fights and draw crowds while building an ... Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring at end of 2017 NASCAR season


I don't have to be the guy holding the trophy, but being a part of that success , I really enjoy. During that run, he was the central figure in some of NASCAR's best moments and also one of its most tragic. He said he plans to be "involved" in the sport after his retirement and doesn't plan to detach himself from the racetrack. It was fun to watch their interaction and see the pride on the elder Earnhardt's face. Read More »

Penguins Fans Add Insult To Capitals' Injury With This Ruthless Banner

Barry Trotz pulled last season's Vezina Trophy victor Braden Holtby after he gave up three goals on 14 shots in the first two periods. Game 2: Blues at Predators , 3 p.m. The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the second round series on April 29 at 8:00 PM EST. They played very well, dominating most of the game. Read More »

Matt Harvey for violating Mets team rules

Following the loss, Terry Collins was asked if Harvey was suspended for skipping the game on Saturday and again, the manager declined to answer, citing a desire to keep things under wraps. There is no question, however, about the Mets' incredible ability to repeatedly turn what should seemingly be fairly minor issues into public relations disasters. Read More »

Indian team announced for next months Champions Trophy


The team has some dependable all-rounders like Yuvraj Singh , Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin . Manish Pandey also finds a place in the squad . Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan's inclusion in the 15 member squad was quite surprising. Shikhar Dhawan's selection too reflects consistency. India won the trophy during the last edition in 2013. Read More »

Browns can control 2018 draft with 5 of first 64 picks


But if he was surprised to be the third one taken, he processed it quickly. It only cost them the 33rd pick in the second round and the 108th pick in the fourth round. And Belichick never turns down value. The best part about the Browns' quarterback choice is that it wasn't the centerpiece of the draft. Markman added that while the later rounds allow for ESPN's team to catch its breath and go deeper on teams and their picks, the first two days are "as hectic as anything I'm involved with ... Read More »

Advocaat named as new Dutch coach to revive World Cup campaign


Only Rinus Michels has had as many spells in charge. Advocaat netted five trophies during his time at Ibrox and later won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup with Zenit Saint Petersburg. "Two duo's. One is Henk ten Cate with Fred Rutten as assistant or Dick Advocaat with Ruud Gullit as assistant". "I've never been to Ten Cate and said he would be coach". Read More »

Match Reports: Swansea City 1-0 Everton


The Welsh team achieved a valuable draw at Old Trafford last weekend via a Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick, and they will require more of his magic if they are to get anything from the visit of Everton , who will be looking to bounce back after their 0-3 demolition by Chelsea. Read More »

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he alone will decide his future


The Spanish forward hit his 20th league goal of the season against Middlesbrough on Monday night, which helped to relegate Steve Agnew's side, and after the game he took the opportunity to attempt to reassure Blues fans about his future. Such speculation only intensified after owner Shu Yuhui confirmed that Tianjin had "agreed terms with two or three stars", although the club subsequently released a statement asserting that they had not been communicating with Costa over any transfer. Read More »

FCC chair unveils plan to roll back net neutrality

Pai, who opposed the net neutrality reclassification in 2015, has repeatedly said he backs a "free and open internet" but under a different regulatory scheme. The net neutrality rules gave the FCC power to go after companies for business practices that weren't explicitly banned as well. Pai is not just looking to undo the previous change that made broadband internet a utility - he wants to remove the FCC's role entirely. Read More »

Rashford strike puts United in charge after first leg

After the match , Mourinho told reporters he thinks his team played well enough to close the result next week. But that doesn't mean anything. United will take a 1-0 lead into their semifinal second leg with Celta Vigo next week after Marcus Rashford's goal in Spain. Read More »

Crosby plays on after scare of head-first crash


And not by a little, either. Sports. "You're sitting next to a guy who elevated his game, you better elevate your game". Nothing can do that quite like goaltending can. But it's still hard to ignore his strong play in the defensive zone. It's a little bit of an understatement that Pittsburgh has had an ability to close out teams when leading after two periods. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in NBA play-offs

Iman Shumpert again had a strong impact on this game without contributing a lot statistically, touting a game-high plus/minus of+29 in 25 minutes off the bench. The two Canadian musicians met on the court at halftime for a warm embrace. Had they got even an average night from behind the three-point line, the Raptors might now be a game away from tying this series up. Read More »