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Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again
- May 20, 2017

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, pictured shooting against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on May 14, 2017, might miss Game 3 . Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Golden State's starters got plenty of rest in the fourth quarter on a night the bench delivered a season-best 63 points. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur's EPL title hopes suffer Hammer blow
- May 20, 2017

We will try to finish strongly and after the way we finished last season, we want to put that right this season". Significantly, the win leaves Spurs four points off Chelsea, who have a game in hand and can win the league before Tottenham kick a ball again. (more...)
Maria Sharapova accepts Aegon Classic Birmingham wildcard ahead of Wimbledon decision Maria Sharapova accepts Aegon Classic Birmingham wildcard ahead of Wimbledon decision
- May 20, 2017

Organisers at Wimbledon however are expected to follow their contemporaries at the French Open and not give Sharapova a wild card for this summer's tournament. Sharapova was initially banned for two years after testing positive for then newly-banned heart condition drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. (more...)
Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors
- May 18, 2017

Lowry, who missed 21 games late in the regular season after undergoing wrist surgery, is a vocal leader whether he's on the floor or the bench. The result was a 115-94 victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors and a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the defending National Basketball Association champions. (more...)
Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown
- May 18, 2017

Both fighters weighed in Friday at the 164-pound catchweight. At the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas , Canelo Alvarez dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to settle what turned out to be more of an all-Mexican beatdown than the advertised war. for 12 rounds, prompting thousands of boos during the latter rounds of the fight. "The styles are there and they should mesh together". The Kazakh has won all 37 of his fights with 33 by knockout, while Alvarez has just one defeat against Floyd ... (more...)
LaVar Ball goes off on FS1's Kristine Leahy, denies threatening her LaVar Ball goes off on FS1's Kristine Leahy, denies threatening her
- May 18, 2017

Appearing on Fox Sports 1 with Colin Cowherd , the father of National Basketball Association prospect Lonzo Ball repeatedly gave rude responses to co-host Kristine Leahy's questions and told her to "stay in her lane". "Uh, yeah, if you have a women's company". "That's all we working out for is the Lakers", LaVar Ball said in an exclusive interview with Lakers Nation . (more...)
Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105
- May 16, 2017

LeBron James and how special that was, two superstars going at it, guarding each other and it was a historic game". Ultimately, Isaiah Thomas would miss a desperation heave - sending this hard-fought series back to Boston for Game 7 on Monday. (more...)
Aroldis Chapman goes on Yankees' DL with sore shoulder Aroldis Chapman goes on Yankees' DL with sore shoulder
- May 15, 2017

Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting just two outs and giving up a run in the ninth inning of a 5-1 loss to Houston. In a corresponding move, they called up right-hander Chad Green from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Dellin Betances will step up as the closer in Chapman's absence. "He's obviously the hardest thrower in the big leagues, and you can definitely tell just by the way the ball comes out of his hand", Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka said , per the New York Daily ... (more...)
Cahill eager to get Chelsea title party started
- May 14, 2017

If Chelsea drops points at West Brom, Tottenham - seven points behind in second place - will need to win its final game at White Hart Lane after 118 years to keep alive the title race. Asked on Thursday to sum up the impending crowning of his team, former Italy manager Conte was quick to point out the state Chelsea were in when he was appointed previous year. (more...)
Robben hits Bayern's victor in nine-goal thriller Robben hits Bayern's victor in nine-goal thriller
- May 14, 2017

The Bulls again found an early goal inside two minutes of the second-half. Bayern's Franck Ribery is carried off the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig , Germany, Saturday. (more...)
Polanco's HR thwarts Greinke no-hit bid, Arizona wins 2-1
- May 14, 2017

However, anytime a head trauma is involved, with batter is hit in that area, no one is comfortable until a full diagnosis has been made, so the team is using all precautions possible to make sure Iannetta is fine. On the 95th pitch of the night, Polanco finally broke it open for the Pirates, hitting the ball to nearly the same spot, just fair, for a home run. (more...)
Koeman warns Barkley over Everton
- May 12, 2017

When asked how long Barkley had, Koeman replied: "Still one week, time for him to decide". Over the course of the season, Lukaku has played 35 Premier League matches, scoring 24 goals during that period of time. However, would the 23-year-old be able to find a genuine consistency before Mourinho loses his patience? And, speaking on Thursday, Toffees manager Koeman said: 'We need an answer before next week. (more...)
Barcelona keeps pressure on Real Barcelona keeps pressure on Real
- May 10, 2017

Barca leads the standings due to its superior head-to-head record although Real has a game in hand and will win a first domestic title since 2012 if it takes seven points from its remaining three games. "I always want to go and score goals yet I am aware there are times when this isn't possible". We know that we must introduce players to raise the current quality level. (more...)
Indians at Blue Jays Indians at Blue Jays
- May 10, 2017

You can't do anything more than that. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Indians are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. His most recent outing was a five-inning start in which he did not allow an earned run. But maybe the best tonic for all those Jays fans feeling wistful at Encarnacion's first return to Toronto since turning down a four-year, $80-million USA contract offer last October was to hit him and his new team with a loss. (more...)
Players Players "scared" to criticize Sharapova - Bouchard
- May 10, 2017

The pair faced each other in the second round with Bouchard winning a tense match 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. The 30-year-old, who tested positive for the banned substance at the Australian Open last year, showed signs of rust and was clearly nervous on her return. (more...)
Mourinho: Van Gaal left good team, but I brought belief
- May 09, 2017

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail , Carragher said: "Jose Mourinho has had six 0-0 draws away to the top six since he returned to English football in 2013 and knows how to throw a blanket over the tightest contest". "In my career (as a manager), I had one, in 17 years". "The other small injuries, Pogba and Tony (Antonio) Valencia last week, are injuries of fatigue, the accumulation of matches, which is normal". (more...)
Wolff: Hamilton and Bottas can race clean
- May 08, 2017

It's going to be a massive fight, at least for the first half of the year. "I think I had the pace to fight with Kimi but the auto was just overheating the whole the time". I asked for a bit of radio silence just to get on it and focus. "It's not going to that simple this year, it's going to be a massive fight". Hamilton had an uncharacteristically poor weekend, unable to find the right setup for his auto at the Sochi Autodrom. (more...)
Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop
- May 07, 2017

And so another chapter was written into its 143 year history with Always Dreaming staying dry and clean to go all the way for Todd Pletcher and John Velazquez erasing some Derby demons for them. Battle of Midway, another unfancied entry at 40-1, was third, 7 3/4 lengths off the pace. Battle of Midway held on for third. Numerous country's best horses converge at Churchill Downs seeking six-figure payoffs and major prestige. (more...)
San Antonio Spurs' Parker out for rest of playoffs with knee injury San Antonio Spurs' Parker out for rest of playoffs with knee injury
- May 07, 2017

Parker fell to the court after missing an uncontested short jumper. He had scored 18 points before leaving the game. Right when Parker landed, he went lying down in pain and reached for his left knee. Parker's absence also will lead to more minutes for Murray, as well as Kyle Anderson , a former college point guard, and Jonathon Simmons . Only Jordan (109) has more. (more...)
Manchester United's Shaw set for another spell on sidelines Manchester United's Shaw set for another spell on sidelines
- May 03, 2017

Left-back Shaw has been hit by a number of injuries during this campaign, with his manager constantly questioning his desire to play. "It's clear, there's no other way to look at it. It was a deserved point, too. Having now gone 25 games without defeat, United set a new club record for their longest unbeaten run in a single season in the top tier. (more...)
Wladimir Klitschko posts Classy Message On Social Media
- May 03, 2017

Any talk of Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury may have to be shelved for a bit, as Klitschko has a rematch clause to fight Joshua again. Joshua defended his heavyweight titles and his undefeated record in a bout that lived up to its billing as the best matchup after a long drought in the heavyweight division. (more...)
Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks
- May 03, 2017

Getzlaf (at 37 seconds) and Letestu (at 6:22) each scored a power-play goal in the second period. As soon as Connor McDavid scored and the Ducks' three-goal lead slipped away, the Western Conference finals seemed a formality for an unnerving Oilers team that to this point had dominated most of their second-round playoff series. (more...)
The Texans select Deshaun Watson at No. 12 in NFL Draft
- May 03, 2017

The Houston Texans traded up in the First Round of the 2017 NFL Draft to select Watson , who they hope to be the next (and arguably first) franchise QB in Texans history. "Getting to play wih them again is really a blessing". "And I don't even know what to say". Hopkins, Houston's first-round pick in 2013, expressed his excitement about the pick by simply tweeting a smiling face emoji soon after he was selected. (more...)
Rain postpones Blue Jays at Cardinals; doubleheader Thursday Rain postpones Blue Jays at Cardinals; doubleheader Thursday
- April 30, 2017

During the Blue Jays/Cardinals game in St. Louis on Tuesday night, Coghlan was on first base when his teammate Kevin Pillar hit a triple. Kevin Pillar belted a triple over the head of the Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty in the seventh inning of the Major League Baseball game, but the right fielder was able to quickly get to the ball and fire a throw home to beat Coghlan by several steps. (more...)
Sunderland relegated from Premier League after 10 seasons Sunderland relegated from Premier League after 10 seasons
- April 30, 2017

Sunderland's 10-season stay in the English Premier League is over. "It was there on Wednesday night, but it's that bit of quality also we need to get in front of teams and finish them off". Moyes, whose players were greeted with a chorus of "You're not fit to wear the shirt" on the final whistle, said: "While there's a chance, I've got to keep going and we've all got to keep going". (more...)
Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead
- April 28, 2017

The NBA Playoff Odds for the game have the Celtics favored to pick up the win. The Bulls will still get more rebounds than the Celtics, but not THAT many more. "He's playing with a lot of leadership out there", said Boston's Jae Crowder . Jae is a gamer and a victor. "So no matter what goes on we're always going have each other's back". (more...)
Sean Dyche: Burnley in control of Michael Keane's future Sean Dyche: Burnley in control of Michael Keane's future
- April 28, 2017

Burnley won their first ever home Premier League match which was against Manchester United in August 2009. Dyche has had to contend with a number of his players attracting speculation, but he is used to it, and accepts it is part and parcel of the job: "I think it's a natural part of the club's continuing progress, it comes around, its good in one way to have your players linked, getting recognised by, usually, bigger concerns". (more...)
Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks
- April 28, 2017

The Sharks look to push the series to the limit on Saturday when they host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 at SAP Center. Not to mention, the Oilers made smart passes and plays and took their time instead of rushing to get shots away and giving up the puck. (more...)
Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain
- April 27, 2017

Shayanna Jenkins, girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez entered the court room. He laid them carefully next to a Bible. Investigators wouldn't say what Hernandez's handwritten notes said. However, it was barely mentioned during either one of Hernandez's murder trials. He caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns in his second year to help the team reach the Super Bowl. (more...)
Ohio State CB Conley facing sexual assault allegations
- April 26, 2017

Spellacy spoke to Cleveland.com, calling the accusations "ridiculous and ludicrous". Per a police report , a 23-year old woman is accusing Conley of engaging in an unwanted sexual act in a hotel suite bathroom on April 9. One of the witnesses told police he saw Conley and the victim laying on a bed at one point in the night, but added "nothing happened". "According to the report, the accuser says she met Conley in an elevator and he asked her to have a foursome with another friend of his". (more...)

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