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NHL Conference Finals Preview

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In their first-ever game in a Western Conference Final, the Nashville Predators managed a gritty, impressive 3-2 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. The Predators have advanced largely on the strength of their stellar corps of defensemen in front of Rinne. The Ducks meanwhile need to regroup after a less than stellar performance in the series opener, though if there is anything they can take from their game one loss is that they didn't play almost up to their ... Read More »

Arsenal take Top 4 battle to final game

But he is also having to work consistently on his ankle to keep himself fit and available for selection. "At the start, he was a player mainly focused on scoring goals", Wenger said. In marked contrast to the Blues, Arsenal have not won the English title since 2004 and Wenger has come under renewed pressure this season with his side in danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard ruled out of game two against Warriors

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Leonard left the game after he stepped on the foot of Warriors center Zaza Pachulia following a jumper. Popovich acknowledged that the Spurs will have a much more hard time beating the top-seeded Warriors without Leonard, who had 26 points before leaving Sunday's game. Read More »

NBA Draft Lottery 2017: Orlando Magic hold steady with sixth pick

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In 2015-16, Boston finished 48-34 to earn the fifth seed but lost in six games to Atlanta in the first round. For the third time in four years, the 76ers left the NBA Draft Lottery with the No. And now we squeeze in the lottery and win the pick. That's a bigger drop than it sounds when you consider that the top two picks are considered by many to be franchise building blocks. Read More »

Sunderland equal unwanted Premier League record after Arsenal defeat

Jamie Carragher was delighted to see Coutinho step up a gear to better Alexis Sanchez's attempts to drag Arsenal back into the race for top-four, according to the Sport Review report. 33 - Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 33 PL goals this season (23 goals, 10 assists), more than any other player. Arsenal's reported attendance for this evening's Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium has triggered a humorous reaction from many on social media. Read More »

Leonard latest basketball player to deal with ankle injury

Warriors 113, Spurs 111, Sunday, Oakland, Calif. One trait that has led to the outstanding career of Coach Popovich is his adaptability. "It's risky. However, Leonard tweaked the ankle when he stepped back into the Spurs' bench while attempting a 3-pointer early in the third period. Realizing the potential for ankle injuries - a problem for Warriors star Stephen Curry earlier in his career - the National Basketball Association made the play one of its points of emphasis for officials ... Read More »

How the Reds can qualify for the Champions League

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The Brazilian bagged a brace, despite playing in a deeper role a the London Stadium , and Origi was glowing in his praise for the playmaker, according to the Daily Express . Origi insists the players are confident as they head into their Champions League decider on the final day of the season. The Reds ensured their destiny remains in their own hands in the fight for a top-four finish with a 4-0 victory at the London Stadium . Read More »

Sogard has 4 hits in 6-2 win

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Aybar followed with a single, and Renfroe put the Padres on top with a two-run double. Sogard hit an RBI single with two outs. National League Central and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. From Rotoworld: Nelson allowed just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight Thursday against the Red Sox. Renfroe has been taking more walks, which has helped him get more strikes. Read More »

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce calls out his players following City defeat

The 31-year-old centre-back has missed most of the season due to injury, but having started and completed five of his club's last six league games, the Belgium worldwide believes all of that is now behind him. "But you have the feeling when they cross, or when you cross on a corner and a free-kick, that you are there". "When they have that momentum you have to support that because they are young". Read More »

Rafael Nadal lifts title to match Novak Djokovic's record — Madrid Open

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Nadal held his serve to love in the ensuing game to move ahead at 6-5, and Thiem drove on to the tiebreak despite his opponent's best efforts to avoid any need with a last-ditch break attempt. If I'm at my best and he's at his best on clay, he's probably the better player. "Things can turn around quickly in tennis". Nadal last won in Madrid in 2014. Read More »

Mata eager for Manchester United to build momentum

And I repeat the same - thank you Michael Oliver [for sending off Herrera] because we were out in the FA Cup". They are also out to avenge their 3-2 defeat by United in February's League Cup final, which left a bitter taste after Manolo Gabbiadini saw what would have been the opening goal ruled out for a dubious offside. Read More »

ATP ROME: Inspired Fabio Fognini knocks out defending champion Andy Murray!

World number one Andy Murray was sent packing from the Internazionali d'Italia but Novak Djokovic survived, while David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych claimed landmark victories on Tuesday. This was the 4th Masters 1000 event of the season for the Briton and he stays on just 2 wins, and he will travel to Roland Garros with only 16 triumphs under his belt since the start of the year. Read More »

Champions Chelsea celebrate with thrilling win over Watford

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John Terry scored for a 17th successive English Premier League season as newly crowned champion Chelsea beat Watford 4-3 courtesy of Cesc Fabregas' late strike on Monday. I never wanted to hang about and stop the progress of a younger player - that was the basis of my decision. While Costa got some deserved rest, fellow Spain global Cesar Azpilicueta featured for the full 90 minutes as right wing-back after mainly playing in a more central role this term, impressing Conte with his ... Read More »

Silva to discuss future at relegated Hull this week

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It wasn't enough, though. In fact, Hull did not perform like a team who believed they had any chance of staying up and rolled over far too easily, conceding four without a reply. "We did our best and we tried to do our best and we put the best team to play in the other level", Silva said. This time, there's pressure on ownership and the feeling that being a yo-yo team is no future even with the Premier League parachute payments. Read More »

Federer will not play at French Open

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Missing out on the French Open is a major blow to the Russian's bid for a comeback. "So it is up to her, day after day, tournament after tournament, to find alone the strength to conquer major titles without being held to anybody". But their Federation's new president Bernard Giudicelli proved less malleable than she hoped when she made a personal plea to him in March. - "Very controversial" -French Open tournament director Guy Forget had earlier said the decision over whether Sharapova ... Read More »

Steve Kerr's Halftime Speech to Warriors in Game 1

Obviously, if he's there, and I get asked, I'm going to say whether he was there or not. Charles Barkley deemed the National Basketball Association playoffs so boring that he decided he'd rather watch the NHL playoffs (which are also exciting, though he meant as a diss to the Warriors-Jazz series). Read More »

Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

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But he entered Tuesday's game having surrendered 18 earned runs in his last three starts. Far and away the most encouraging aspect of Tuesday night's 7-1 victory over the Royals in front of 30,878 at Kauffman Stadium took place on the mound. Read More »

No victory for Kyle Larson, but he extends his Cup series lead

Race victor Ricky Stenhouse Jr . wasn't the only driver who made a strong move on the final lap of Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Although Busch did lead lap after lap after lap, it was apparent that Stenhouse, who sat on the pole, had a stronger vehicle. Read More »

Steve Kerr at Warriors' facility for long coaches' meeting

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He was on the bench and calling out instructions at the end of Game 1. "He's gone through hell", Popovich said pregame. "It's hard to tell (about Tuesday)". NOTES: The only other teams to rally from more than a 20-point halftime deficit in National Basketball Association playoff history were the Cleveland Cavaliers (25 points) earlier this season against the Indiana Pacers, and the Baltimore Bullets (21 points) against the Philadelphia Warriors in 1948. Read More »

Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, rear, steers his vehicle during the third practice session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. "The engine blew up after one corner", Alonso told Sky F1 television. "Conditions were quite tricky, quite windy, but my auto was always giving me confidence that I was able to push 100 percent". Read More »

Mike Brown nearly arrested heading to Game 2 thanks to Gregg Popovich

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Now that Brown has reached the arena and wasn't arrested, he will look to lead his team to a 2-0 lead in the series. The Spurs confirmed Jonathon Simmons will start for Leonard in Tuesday's contest. I see the auto trying to inch forward. Stop! So then I got scared. Once the Spurs got by, Brown's phone rang with a familiar caller ID - " Gregg Popovich , San Antonio Spurs ". Read More »

Pelicans Retain Alvin Gentry, Dell Demps For 17-18

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Gentry said this is what they need to address during the off season and the NBA Draft 2017. However, the club has struggled to maintain a stable lineup, largely because of injuries and other misfortune, such as starting guard Jrue Holiday missing the start of this season while attending to his wife, Lauren, as she sought treatment for a brain tumor. Read More »

Manchester City confirm that Zabaleta will be moving on

A 2-1 success over Leicester on Saturday ensured two more victories, against West Bromwich Albion and Watford , will guarantee them a place in Europe's elite club competition. Unlike Zabaleta , who leaves City after nine seasons, Toure is keen to stay on, with Guardiola believing the Ivorian is worth an extra season. Here's all you need to know about the Premier League fixture. Read More »

Mets put SS Cabrera on DL, sign RHP Neil Ramirez for bullpen

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NY filled the roster spot by signing right-hander Neil Ramirez. Cabrera initially injured his thumb May 6 while attempting to make a diving catch against the Marlins. But the Mets put Cabrera back in the starting lineup over the weekend against the Brewers only to aggravate the injury. In 127 plate appearances, he hit.257/.339/.381 with three home runs, good for a respectable 98 wRC+. Read More »