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Boro better than Premier League position suggests - Clayton

Although the Frenchman accepted that the display was far from ideal, Wenger was thrilled with the level of commitment from his players, having seen them crumble in a 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace last time out. "And let's see what Swansea and Hull do with a bit of pressure on them". Against Palace and West Brom, we had 70 per cent of the possession and we lost. Read More »

Tyler Bozak scores OT game winner for Maple Leafs

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Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie it in the final minute of the period. On the four-on-four, Nate Schmidt, who was in the Capitals line-up for the injured Karl Alzner , pinched on the rush and hit Nicklas Backstrom streaking up the middle who put the puck past Frederik Andersen on the Capitals first shot of the game for a 1-0 lead. Read More »

Twins Lose Third Straight

The two teams almost split their 19 meetings a year ago with Cleveland winning 10 times. Ramirez is 14-for-24 with seven runs, three homers and 10 RBIs in his last six games. Tomlin made the lead stand up by having his best outing of the young season. Although he now owns a 4.63 ERA through his first two starts, Salazar has pitched better than that, as evident in his 20 strikeouts in only 11 2/3 innings of work, not to mention a.220 batting average against. Read More »

Raptors even series behind DeRozan, Lowry

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Something had to change on Tuesday, and it did. For the Raptors, Game 2 was another sign of relief for a group familiar with first round disappointments, and another great escape from a potential early playoff disaster. "I thought we did a better job of moving the basketball", Casey said. He's a competitor, he's a fighter. Brogdon established himself as an NBA Rookie of the Year candidate after taking over the point guard job and contributing from the first day of the season. Read More »

Referee did not help us beat Bayern Munich - Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded with the Real Madrid fans to stop booing him after he scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich to help his side into the semi-finals of the Champions League. Former Real Madrid guy was given a warm applause on his way out, a much-deserved one as well. The main narrative following Tuesday night's match at the Santiago Bernabeu was that Bayern Munich had been robbed. Read More »

GOP wins tight Kansas race in first House vote of Trump admin

Estes, the state's treasurer, had been the favorite to win the election, but a campaign by Democrat James Thompson threatened the traditionally Republican seat. All those GOP calls prompted Charlene Health, a 52-year-old homemaker and Republican in Belle Plaine, to cast a ballot for Estes. But he also said he didn't vote for Trump in the presidential election because he doesn't "believe in the party line". Read More »

Terry won't retire after leaving Chelsea

You've been carrying this team, this club, for 22 years with the same passion, the same desire to win for Chelsea and our fans. "I'll never be able to put into words the love I have for you fans", Terry wrote. "We have good players in that position so never say never but I don't think about that right now". "This has been the toughest decision of my life for me and my family, but I always envisaged leaving on the right terms, in the right way and at the right time - and that is now". Read More »

Herrera vows to keep proving his worth to Man Utd's Mourinho

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Key Chelsea players were struck down with an illness before Sunday's Premier League game against Manchester United, although some played on nonetheless and the club believe that it contributed significantly to their poor performance. United broke the world transfer record when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus in August and manager Jose Mourinho is likely to continue revamping the squad when the transfer window opens in July. Read More »

Wall Powers Wizards To Game 1 Win Over Hawks

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If trends from Game 1 continue, that's going to prompt yet another re-evaluation. However, they were unable to keep the Wizards backcourt in check in the penultimate third quarter where the Wizards poured on 38 points. Wall hadn't forgotten the five fractures in his left hand and wrist that cost him three games against Atlanta two years ago, a series Washington lost as a result. Read More »

Raptors even National Basketball Association playoff ledger with Bucks

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BOSTON - Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. The Big Three of Griffin, Jordan and Paul combined on 10-of-13 shooting and six rebounds in the first, when the Clippers shot 65 percent. "We've got to make some shots", Rivers said. Read More »

Proud of my Leicester City players: Craig Shakespeare

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They made a few blocks on the line which on another day would've gone in. We brought Leo (Leonardo Ulloa) on to cause an aerial threat and it started paying dividends for us. Saul's header proved crucial though as Diego Simeone's side - beaten finalists in two of the last three years - squeezed into the semi-finals in search of their maiden Champions League crown. Read More »

Gayle stars for Bangalore in IPL victory

Unperturbed by the twin strikes, former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum nearly single-handedly raised the hopes for the hosts with a destructive 72 from just 44 deliveries. Bazza had a chance to cut Gayle's massive IPL night short, but a fashion accessory cost him dearly. Somerset batsman James Hildreth has signed a new four-year contract with the county. Read More »

Lowry scores 22 as Raptors even series with Bucks, 1-1

He's a competitor. He's a fighter. It would have been great to go up two games, but the Bucks will have to take solace in the fact that the next two are played in Milwaukee. "Just getting out there, being a soldier, doing the things he was able to do for us, especially defensively". They ended the quarter on a six-point run, going into the fourth down one. Read More »

Theresa May's snap election is 'game changer' for GBP

Britain's second female prime minister, who took over last summer following her predecessor David Cameron's failure to convince voters to back the European Union, also appears to have won strong popular support for her handling of the political quake unleashed by Brexit. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez restores faith in footballers with lovely moment after Arsenal game

When you don't win your confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly, so of course you could feel even in the way we played that there was nervousness there". Wenger conceded: "You could see we were not playing with full confidence during some moments in the game but overall we wanted to win. It was only right we could get them three points and I would like to thank them". Read More »

Zlatan key to breaking 'sad' Sunderland down - Mourinho

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It ended 3-0, meaning United are still in the hunt for a top four Premier League spot, while Sunderland have now gone 675 minutes without a goal in the top flight. "It's the only chance we have to win one more trophy", he said of the European competition United have never won. The home side got back on level terms with a 23rd-minute Lukaku glancing header from a brilliant Ross Barkley cross from the right and skipper Phil Jagielka headed in a corner four minutes before the break. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Explains 3-4-3 Switch After Arsenal Win At Boro

We get them under enormous pressure. The win moves Wenger's men back to within seven points of the top four, while Boro are still five points from safety with just five games remaining. However, despite Arsenal's triumph, the struggling Londoners still have their work cut out to reach the top four and preserve their Champions League status. Read More »

Breaking Down the NBA's Remaining Playoff Seed Scenarios

The No. 8-seeded Bulls look dead on arrival in the East playoffs, but they still shouldn't be overlooked - Jimmy Butler looks like a top-10 National Basketball Association player, Rajon Rondo has played well the last six weeks and will be raring to go against his former team and Dwyane Wade is back, healthy and always a threat to dominate a playoff game. Read More »

Confident Bulls aim to take 2-0 lead over Celtics

Rondo, a former Celtic who won a championship in Boston, just missed the 11th triple-double of his playoff career with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. He finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Boston are the first number one seed to lose the first two games of an opening-round playoff series since the Phoenix Suns in 1993. Read More »

Sanders sees a return to 'wide receiver heaven' in Denver

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With a full-blown, 50-50 quarterback competition in Denver, Sanders knows not to pick a horse for fear of saddling up with the wrong one. "Paxton [Lynch] actually texted me, and we're going to try to get it done", Sanders said on Monday. Barring a trade, Denver will make its first selection with the 20th pick, and fans aren't the only ones anxious to see whom the Broncos select. "It's going to be pretty cool to see". Read More »

LA Clippers Secure No. 4 Seed After Beat The Kings

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Hayward and Rudy Gobert have been the driving forces behind Utah ending a four-year playoff drought as both have taken the most significant steps forward in their careers. However, two of those years they failed to reach the second round. Chris Paul is the maestro of their orchestra and he has a lot of finishers all around him in Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan , J.J. Read More »

Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer breaks foot, season in doubt

I am very proud of my players, as they did all they could and more, but then it went the way it went... the referee probably wasn't up to the task. He never would have anticipated just how bad a mistake he would make just moments later. "The big teams are Bayern, Barcelona, Real Madrid, especially in the financial aspect", he said. Manager Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on the team's all-time top scorer but reminded Ronaldo that Real players had to get used to the relentless pressure ... Read More »

Young admits to facing uncertain Man Utd future

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But eight of those starts have come in the last 13 games, suggesting Young, whose contract is up at the end of next year, could have a future under Portuguese manager Mourinho at United. "That's the main focus for me and then we'll see what happens". "Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don't perform well at the end". Read More »

Canadiens top Rangers to take series lead

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It was a thing of beauty. After earning a split in Montreal, New York went down meekly 3-1 before the home fans in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series and is winless in the playoffs at Madison Square Garden since a Game 7 win in the conference semifinals in May 2015. Read More »