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Senators choosing words carefully as they prepare for Penguins

It was a huge win for San Antonio not just because it puts them up three games to two in the series but also because their top offensive player Kawhi Leonard hurt his ankle in the second half, leaving the game having already scored 22 points to go with 15 rebounds and leaving it up to the Spurs bench players to come through, which they did, most notably Danny Green, who scored seven of his 16 points in overtime to help notch the victory. Read More »

Wayne Rooney wants to extend Manchester United stay beyond this summer

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With United struggling to secure a top-four place in the Premier League, winning the Europa League is increasingly becoming their best route into next season's Champions League. But that situation would not be quite the same if Atletico Madrid had won the Champions League and then finished fourth in La Liga. I want to focus on where we are. Read More »

Bolt tells Mourinho to buy Arsenal star Sanchez

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NAIJ.com understands that the contract of the 28-year-old Chilean worldwide with the Gunners will expire next summer, and many clubs have signified their interest to sign him. According to The Sun , Manchester City are keen to loan out Jason Denayer again next season - as they seek to help the centre-back gain even more first-team experience. Read More »

Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady, hints at further hikes

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Most economists have expressed optimism that the economy is strengthening in the current April-June quarter, fueled by job growth, higher consumer confidence and stock-market records. The dollar soared to a 14-year-high after Mr. Trump's election as investors bet his fiscal stimulus and tax reform proposals would boost the USA economy. Read More »

Experience the difference between Juventus and Monaco

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It doesn't matter what happened in the past, it only matters what we can achieve with this team now. "This year, given how we have played, I think we are more of a certainty". Chelsea are reported to be interested in signing Juventus star Dani Alves in the summer, Sport.es reported a few days ago . Sensational youngster Mbappe added another memorable goal to his promising future as he did well on Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho's pass from the left in the 69th minute. Read More »

Swansea beats Everton 1-0, out of EPL relegation zone

Swansea , on 35 points, are now one point clear of Hull with two games remaining in the battle for survival. Paul Clement's men then opted to sit back in the closing stages of the half, with even Llorente deep in his own territory, but appeared comfortable in ensuring they held a priceless lead at the interval. Read More »

Penguins Put Capitals on Brink

Expect this to continue in what should be a very exciting Game 4. Things look radically different now. Shot-blocking is still an essential part of playoff hockey, though the risk-reward value of the time-honored tradition is being questioned like never before. Read More »

United States unemployment hits 4.4%, lowest in a decade

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According to data released by the Labour Department on Friday, the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, beyond market expectation of 185,000. The report adds to evidence that economic growth is rebounding in the current April-June quarter, with some economists forecasting that it could top a 3 percent annual rate, compared with the first quarter's 0.7 percent rate. Read More »

Everton skipper Jagielka uncertain about his future at club

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Everton's manager has made it clear he is prepared to sell the England worldwide this summer should he fail to sign the deal that has been on the table for several months. Either he accepts the contract or we sell the player. "I took the decision to leave the young boys to the England Under-20s". "But people tend to forget that we missed many starting players during the season". Read More »

Lakers to meet with, interview De'Aaron Fox

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It's just a matter of hitting the Ping-Pong jackpot in the draft lottery Tuesday to select those players. This should come as no surprise as the Lakers could potentially hold the top pick in the draft and Fultz will certainly be in play should they move up. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion issue ticket warning to fans ahead of Chelsea match

Despite his side's total control of the game, the ever feverish Conte prowled the touchline as usual, gesticulating wildly and yelling commands to his players. This step was big, a big step for us. Marcos Alonso was also on target for the Blues, who are now seven points clear of second placed Tottenham. Conte has made a huge impact in his first season at the Bridge, reviving a squad that imploded under Jose Mourinho last season. Read More »

Celtics run all over Wizards in Game 5

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People on the Celtics not named Isaiah have to play with confidence and an edge. Thomas knew it was their turn to have that kind of a performance. "I can never keep up with what we're going to wear game-to-game". Some of the early transition points were on Celtics leak outs, but as a team, you have to be faster to react. On the flip side, The Wizards margin of victory over Boston in their four homes games are 15, 19, 25 and 27 points. Read More »

Thomas scores 53 as Celtics take 2-0 lead

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Here are the Stars , Studs and Duds from Game 2 between Boston and Washington which ended with a 129-119 Celtics overtime win. The Celtics missed five shots in a row and Washington responded with a 9-0 run for a 110-104 lead, but Thomas and Rozier answered with 3-pointers to pull Boston level again with 98 seconds remaining. Read More »

NFL Draft experience is a hit in Philadelphia

ESPN has had a pretty rough week by just about any measure, and though positive ratings news probably isn't much solace for those who lost their jobs, the Worldwide Leader's NFL Draft broadcast did pick up some year-over-year gains. The Browns then got aggressive toward the final minutes of Day 1 and crawled back into the first to land an offensive weapon in Miami tight end David Njoku. Read More »

Johnson confident this Players Championship will be different

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The Australia memorably shot a course-record equalling nine-under-par 63 during his opening round - the best score all week - but Sporting Index has predicted this year's lowest 72-hole total to be 64. World No.2 Rory McIlroy has issued a blunt warning to his rivals that his best golf is yet to come. As well as winning four major titles, McIlroy has won two World Golf Championship events and four FedEx Cup play-off tournaments, with his victory in last year's Tour Championship giving him the ... Read More »

Five questions in the Premier League

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Fail to win and they will still be crowned champions if second-place Tottenham Hotspur do not better their result in Sunday's home game against Manchester United . It's just as tight down the bottom, with Middlesbrough's relegation on Monday leaving Hull and Swansea scrambling to avoid the drop. HULL will be relegated alongside Sunderland and Boro if they lose at Crystal Palace on Sunday and SWANSEA beat Sunderland on Saturday. Read More »

Will give my best in Champions Trophy: Mohammed Shami

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Rohit is one of eight surviving members from that victorious party, although his last one-day worldwide appearance came in October 2016. "That shows he is fit and not like others who are getting rehabilitated after surgery", Prasad said. BCCI's selection committee has given its weightage to experience rather giving opportunity to fresh talent in selection Team India for upcoming Champions Trophy which is scheduled to kickstart from June 1. Read More »

The Celtics need to find their offense amidst runs in game five

Washington Huskies Alum point guard Isaiah Thomas continues along his dual-personna. The Wizards exposed a lot of issues for the Celtics, and gave them a bit of a blueprint for what they need to do to succeed. The Boston Celtics point guard was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan", the league announced Wednesday. Read More »

How UCLA stacks up in NCAA's latest April scores

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Ole Miss' 985 earned it its highest score in program history. GW's women's cross country , golf, gymnastics, women's swimming & diving, men's tennis , men's and women's track and women's water polo teams notched a flawless 1,000. Those include the gymnastics, women's golf , women's swimming and diving, women's tennis , and men's cross country teams. The Terps' women's and men's basketball teams earned scores of 990 and 965, respectively. Read More »

Europa League: Man U pip Celta Vigo

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Alvarez thwarted Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard in one-on-one situations in quick succession before the break as United midfielder Paul Pogba's influence began to grow. With the Jose Mourinho's side outside the Premier League's top four, the Europa League perhaps represents their best chance of earning a place in next season's Champions League. Read More »

NHL Playoffs: Minus Crosby, Penguins Edge Capitals to Take 3-1 Lead

Josh Archibald and Oskar Sundqvist were out there a long time, so it's a reasonable assumption they won't play tonight. Oscar Lindberg was one of the standouts of Game 4, collecting two goals. Even though the Capitals possession numbers are dwarfing the Penguins, their inability to produce has left them out in the cold. The Capitals dominated the third but could not beat Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 36 saves and became the 15th goaltender in the National ... Read More »

Champions League: Buffon feared he'd played in last Euro final

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It is lovely, two years ago many people thought I'd played in my last final, and I had considered this hypothesis too, but I wasn't sure. The Brazilian defender joined Juventus from Barcelona on a free transfer in June 2016. "He is a top-class player", said Allegri. Dani Alves is one of the best right-backs in football world. "It should be fine if we do things well". Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim batted off suggestions that Tuesday might have been the last big night for his talented ... Read More »

Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

Hamilton and the Ferrari drivers were quick to congratulate the 27-year-old on his maiden victory, with Vettel describing him as the "man of the race". It was a lonely race for Hamilton, who had large gaps with Raikkonen ahead and Max Verstappen behind. "Why is my vehicle overheating?" he asked at one point. Read More »

Who is grinning naked man straddling dead shark on boat?

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The spokesperson said it was not . Though Coach Mac quickly denied that it was him earlier this week, he was asked about it again on Tuesday night. I just know this: "It isn't me". "I guess that's for you guys to answer, " he said. Don't worry, Jim. We believe you. If he's gotten over his fear and taken up the hobby now that he lives in the Sunshine State, then maybe you've got something to go on. Read More »

Infantino hits out at 'fake news' about Federation Internationale de Football Association

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The Swiss-Italian rubbished the notion that Fifa's finances had been rocked by a £300m loss a year ago and waning interest from sponsors. Addressing the assembled football associations from 209 countries worldwide - Guatemala and Kuwait are suspended - Infantino mixed an anti-corruption message with an attack on the media familiar from the denials of the Sepp Blatter years. Read More »

Joshua v Klitschko broke British Box Office records

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Before a boisterous crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium, Joshua and Klitschko traded huge punches in a spectacular fifth round and again in the sixth before Joshua finally found a way to finish the longtime former champion late in the fight. Read More »

Madrid eliminates Atletico, reaches Champions League final

But Simeone's men would capitalise on their lucky escape and pulled their first goal back after 12 minutes when Saul rose highest in the box to power home from a Koke corner. "He's a team player". Karim Benzema got the ball down Real's left wing, and he proceeded to get out of a tight corner by evading two Atletico defenders before racing to the corner flag, and then dribbling past a third player as he delicately stayed in play. Read More »

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley said they were aiming to finish with at least 50 points. The Blues were crowned champions of England in the 2014/15 season only to suffer a dramatic slump in form the following season that led to the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Wenger: Let's win remaining games and see where that takes us

That gap now stands at three, in addition Arsene Wenger's side are a further point third-placed Liverpool having played a game fewer and finish the campaign with fixtures against Stoke City, Sunderland and Everton - three teams that appear to be on their end of season holidays. Read More »

Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards

Boston G Avery Bradley picked up his second career technical foul, saying, "I can't get any more technicals". As well as the Celtics played, they know they too must improve upon their Game 5 performance knowing Game 6, their first shot at closing out this series, will easily be the toughest game of this series to win. Read More »

NFL Draft 2017 Notes: Key Stats, Player Reaction From First Three Rounds

Cleveland moved back into the first round in a trade with the Green Bay Packers, grabbing tight end David Njoku. Fans may also view Day 3 pick announcements on NFL Draft live platforms - such as NFL.com, the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), NFL Now, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Yahoo! Including streaming, this ranks as the fourth most-viewed Round 1 telecast on ESPN since the new primetime format began in 2010, and a seven percent increase over ESPN's audience ... Read More »

Hansen welcomes Springbok challenge in 2019 World Cup pool

What will be interesting, of course, is whether Heaslip will be still involved with Ireland by the time the World Cup rolls around, at that stage he will be approaching 36 years of age. England became the first host team to fail to advance from the pool stage in 2015 after it lost to Australia and Wales. The 1991 champions and two-time finalists face another arduous pool in Japan. Read More »