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Pune beat Punjab to seal IPL play-off spot

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In this match , they would be hoping that Simmons and Pollard could have some swing with that heavy bat. Ben Stokes, Ben Stokes, Ben Stokes - that will be the name everyone will be thinking of as the Mumbai Indians take the field against the Rising Pune Supergiant in the first match of the IPL 2017 playoffs. Read More »

Hull relegated after heavy defeat to Crystal Palace

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The triumphant afternoon capped what has been a topsy turvy 12 months for Allardyce that started with him keeping Sunderland in the Premier League and later saw him appointed and dismissed as England manager in record time before he took over at Crystal Palace . Read More »

Preds Look To Seize Control Of Series In Game 2

In overtime, he took advantage of a bright fake-and-pass by P.K. Subban to score the overtime-clincher. A franchise-record 15 players have scored at least once for Nashville in these playoffs, a key contributing factor to their current standing. Read More »

Warriors Coach Mike Brown Nearly Arrested While Driving To The Game

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With Steve Kerr unable to coach, assistant Mike Brown has been the man in charge of the Golden State Warriors which might be the easiest job in the sport. I see all these cops surrounding him. "So I answer the phone and Pop is dying [laughing]". He goes, 'Mike, I didn't know that was you! I got scared, I've got five cops around me. Read More »

Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

Liverpool have 70 points from 36 games, giving them a maximum of 76 points from 38 matches. "I think we did well being patient in the first half". Cech saved well from Jermain Defoe and Didier Ndong and shortly after the restart the Arsenal keeper had to be on his toes to prevent Nacho Monreal putting into his own net with a shocker of a backpass. Read More »

Arsenal players keen on Alexis Sanchez stay, says Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal manager was excited again with the exceptional performance of Chilean, Alexis Sanchez, the midfielder that he has fine-tuned to be a striker. I can understand his point about our strength being in attack, but just before Christmas we faced back to back away games at Everton and Man City and we lost both. Read More »

S. Korea's Kim becomes youngest ever victor of Players Championship

England's Ian Poulter returns to the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings after earning a share of second at the Players Championship. Australia's world No.3 Jason Day claimed an unwanted record for the worst final round by a defending champion since the Players moved to TPC Sawgrass in 1982, signing for an 80. Read More »

Celtics bench provides much-needed production in Game 7

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The Celtics won 115-105 to adva. If you had told Kelly Olynyk's mom that her son would score 26 points in Gam 7, including 12 points during a crucial three-and-a-half minute stretch in the fourth quarter, she would have asked you what you were smoking. Read More »

LaVar Ball tells story of how Lonzo learned his mother had stroke

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Ball said. "I was going to tell him in person". The Magazine published a deep feature on LaVar Ball and his basketball sons today. "I knew this is what we were going to get". And there was no chance his sons wouldn't be basketball players. "Words really can't describe how much she does for us", Lonzo said. 'She's a lot like my dad: energetic... Read More »

Monday's Stanley Cup Playoffs betting preview: Senators at Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) and right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), from Sweden, celebrate with center Nick Bonino (13) after Hornqvist's goal during the third period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eas. While the penalty kill was as effective as the trap, the margin for error isn't large enough for them to continue playing with that type of fire and giving the Pens extra power play time . Read More »

Sheffield Wednesday - Championship Football - 14 May 2017

We must be focused and consistent. "We fancy ourselves, definitely, and hopefully the crowd will really get behind us, intimidate Huddersfield and put them off their game. This saw both teams go into the break with neither managing to muster a shot on target, just like in yesterday's other play-off semi-final first leg which saw Fulham come back from behind to draw 1-1 with Reading at Craven Cottage . Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: Bobby Ryan scores overtime victor in Game 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - By his own estimate, it took Ottawa's Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher's system. "It felt great, obviously, to come through in an important and crucial moment", Ryan said Saturday night after he scored at 4:59 of overtime to give the Senators a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final at PPG Paints Arena. Read More »

Tie for the lead at The Player's Championship

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I've been very limited hitting golf balls. He took to Twitter and said that swinging poorly is putting strain on his back. "As long as I get myself right for the US Open, that's the most important thing". American Williamt McGirt and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes are the pacesetters after they shot matching 67s, with Scottish Open champion Alex Noren and Spaniard Jon Rahm in a group one back. Read More »

Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

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Maria Sharapova has broken her silence after being denied a wildcard to this month's French Open, insisting "no words, games, or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams". "She has handled her suspension with dignity and respect", said Giudicelli, who announced the decision via Facebook Live. The federation chief had hinted Sharapova would not be welcome after agreeing with comments made by Andy Murray in March, in which the Briton said she should have to work her way back to ... Read More »

EPL: Man City beat West Brom 3-1

City are away to Watford on the final day - Sunday (Monday NZT) - while Arsenal host Everton and Liverpool welcome Middlesbrough. I'm happy it's in our hands to finish third. "Our performance was a resume of the year". "I don't know how many chances we had and we didn't score many goals". "I thought I had done enough and that it's the right time for me to move on but believe me, I love this Club so much, said the Argentine, who had been widely respected as the best right-back in England ... Read More »

Durant denies malice in Aldridge closeout

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Following the Game 6 blowout victory over Houston, where Leonard did not play, there was hope that the Spurs could close out the game without Leonard - especially with a 23-point cushion when Leonard exited Game 1. The Spurs are back to dissecting LaMarcus Aldridge like a lifeless frog in biology lab. In Game 2, the Spurs are facing the tall task of stealing a game on the road without Kawhi. Read More »

Sheffield Wednesday frustrate Huddersfield in Championship play-off semi-final

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The teams meet at the Owls' Hillsborough home in the return match on Wednesday after the first leg of the tie ended goalless at Huddersfield's John Smith Stadium on Sunday. Huddersfield nearly landed an early goal when Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens failed to clear Wells's header and the ball landed to Brown eight yards out, but his shot skimmed the bar. Read More »

Mourinho: Ajax have 12 days to prepare for the Europa League final

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But if I was in your chair, maybe. We won a Community Shield. United stayed alive in four different competitions ( Europa League , FA Cup, EFL Cup and Premier League top four) for most of the season. "When I spoke with our opponents' players and staff, they give congratulations about our players and our quality and all of this is a good response to the speculation". Read More »

Real Madrid, Barcelona set up final day title showdown

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Despite all my criticism over the past few months of the French manager, this was a decision that Zidane got spot on. With Madrid also in the June 3 Champions League final against Juventus, Bernabeu fans are already thinking of the club's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958. Read More »

John Terry says he could retire at the end of this season

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Conte says the record of 30 wins is keeping his team focused and is looking forward to Terry raising the Premier League trophy aloft. Conte added: "You can write some records". "I just love winning and that's been great for me over my career", Terry said in an interview with former England teammates Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher after completing 90 minutes against Watford . Read More »

The Biggest Losers From The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick ", Pierce wrote on Twitter, following by some celebratory emojis. With only a 1.8 percent chance total of reaching the top three, the Heat, which finished 41-41 and missed the playoffs on a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Chicago Bulls, would have become the luckiest team in NBA Lottery history had they somehow managed to ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford

As it is, two more goals from their Chilean striker finally broke the resistance of a spirited Sunderland side and ensured the fight for a top four finish will go down to the wire on Sunday. I don't really know what else I can say about him, and I think people probably think I sound like a salesman whenever I talk him up. Nonetheless the fact remains that Arsenal , despite their return to winning ways, haven't improved much as a team in recent weeks. Read More »

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Defends Ronda Rousey as One of MMA's Greatest Athletes

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On her priorities: "It's not easy to become a UFC champion, it's not easy to defend the title, or become a rich person, or a popular person". Grow up. "And the media said she was the best fighter in the world, the UFC got behind her and pushed her brand", Johnson said. Almost five months later, Rousey has still not spoken about the loss to Nunes. Read More »

LaLiga: Ronaldo will not be rested for Real Madrid v Celta

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Zinedine Zidane: The Celta team that will play in Vigo are going to come out as professionals, as they have to. Real did not dominate the first half with an iron grip, however, and Celta enjoyed good chances to level, with Keylor Navas doing well to deny Daniel Wass when his free-kick was hit with venom. Read More »