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Nadal edges out for fifth Madrid Masters

Thiem didn't finish his semi-final against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas until after midnight on Sunday morning. We saw a poor performance from Djokovic , and Nadal who is looking absolutely magnificent on clay this season, used this situation and immediately imposed his style of play. Read More »

Fourth-place play-off? Scenario could see Arsenal v Liverpool or City

Manchester United can't catch the top five, so can only make the Champions League by winning the Europa League final. However, Arsenal must beat Everton and hope that Liverpool drop points at home to Middlesbrough if they are to sneak in to the Champions League, despite already having surpassed their tally of points for last season, when they finished second. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester United Betting: Back Spurs to score first

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Speaking to SFR Sport on Sunday , he said: "I've been at Tottenham for five years, and I've always found White Hart Lane unique". Pochettino said; "It was a very emotional game and ceremony. "I think the way we play a different style to West Ham", added Kane. Tottenham will play its home games at iconic Wembley Stadium here next season before moving to a new 61,000-seat stadium that is scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 season. Read More »

F1: Hamilton (MBZAMG), Vettel (Ferrari) and Ricciardo (Red Bull) at Barcelona

Vettel had to take on both Mercedes drivers in Spain on Sunday, Valtteri Bottas for the lead and Lewis Hamilton for the victory. Vettel had to struggle being behind the other Mercedes vehicle of Valtteri Bottas . On medium tires however, it was a matter of when, not if, Hamilton would be able to pass the championship leader. The teams' tire strategy then came into play. Read More »

Gisele says Tom Brady had concussion last year

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Gisele Bundchen , Brady's wife, may have hinted that Brady may have taken much more of a toll last year - and every other year - than is publicly acknowledge. He had a concussion past year. 'He's playing football. It's a contact (sport) and a very aggressive sport, ' his wife said. It's reasonable for Bundchen to want her husband to live a long, happy, and healthy life. Read More »

Chelsea to offer Thibaut Courtois new deal

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Therefore, Courtois' clean sheet tally of 16 can only be matched and Premier League rules (which changed in 2013/14 before which there was only one victor - determined by who had the best clean sheets-to-games ratio if they were level) stipulate that the award is shared between those with the most clean sheets, thus meaning the Chelsea stopper has clinched the prize. Read More »

Willett withdraws from Players with back injury

Turnhouse's Euan McIntosh, last year's Scottish Order of Merit victor, was next best among the tartan challengers on 71. Mickelson, who won The Players in 2007 when it first moved from March to May, hasn't had a top 10 since then and hasn't played he weekend since 2012. Read More »

Truex Jr. finally gets NASCAR Cup win at Kansas Speedway

Points leader Kyle Larson was on Blaney's tail, followed by Truex, Jamie McMurray and Stage 1 victor Kyle Busch. "The 18 (Busch) and 4 (Harvick) were really fast". "When I went out to my auto for the first round, pit road was kind of empty", Blaney said. Truex pushed Blaney then moved to the outside to take the lead on the backstretch. Read More »

Krueger confident Saints can snub £60m Van Dijk bids

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Krueger insists Southampton do not need to sell Van Dijk, who is now out with an ankle injury, or any of the other members of their squad. "Here we sit in the summer of '17 and we now have 18 top, or above average, Premier League players under three or more year contracts", Krueger said in an interview. Read More »

Tim Tebow surprises fan after being unable to attend her prom

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The foundation helped run over 375 proms this year in every state and 11 different countries. "They're walking down red carpets, they're being cheered for, and it's my favorite night of the year". Tebow said, "There's actually a special girl here in the audience, that went to Night to Shine here in NY, and she's so incredible, she is so inspirational". Read More »

NBA Nets' home arena hosts draft festivities

The Boston Celtics have claimed the No 1 pick in the NBA Draft after winning the lottery on Tuesday night. The Phoenix Suns, who had the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association this season, dropped to fourth overall. The losses included a home defeat to Yale in Fultz's debut (which came despite his own 30-point effort), as well as a 13-game losing streak to close out the season. Read More »

NHL: Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

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Sullivan doesn't plan on naming a starter until after his team's skate on Friday morning. "I just think we've got to be more ready to play from the drop of the puck", said Sullivan, who added that he hadn't yet given thought to who would start in goal. Read More »

Changes have been announced to the European Champions Cup qualification process

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Currently, seven teams from the Pro12 qualify for European Rugby's premier competition, with at least one club from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales required to be represented. If that team is already qualified, the losing finalists will be handed the European place. Martin Anayi, the CEO of the PRO12 also welcomed the changes, claiming it will add a " true meritocracy" to the league. Read More »

Senators vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2

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After Pittsburgh scored with just over five minutes to play in regulation of Game 1 on Saturday, Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan ended it with a nifty goal just minutes into the overtime period. It got so heated, with Malkin also fired up in his own right, that coach Mike Sullivan had to put his arm around his superstar Russian to calm him down mid-game. Read More »

WADA looks for power to sanction cheating countries, sports

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The change would mean that entire nations - and worldwide federations that govern particular sports - could face the same bans and other sanctions that now apply to individual athletes who test positive. "You need to get something in place so everyone knows what the rules are", Dick Pound, the former WADA chief and Foundation Board member told Reuters. Read More »

Olympiakos owner Marinakis takes over Nottingham Forest

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Our objective is to bring back the glory days. Marinakis has denied any wrongdoing in the Greek match-fixing investigation linked to his ownership of Olympiakos that has won seven successive Greek titles. Marinakis also praised the team for avoiding relegation from the Championship and gave his support to manager Mark Warburton saying: "We will provide Mark and his team with the time and support necessary to rebuild the team and create the conditions for success". Read More »

Arsenal shareholder sends message to Arsene Wenger after Sunderland win

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The battle for the two remaining top-four spots in the English Premier League will go down to the final day after Manchester City and Arsenal both clinched victories. Overall that is in a very short spell where we have paid for it", he said. "We are a victim of nobody". "We won six of the last seven games". It is hard to get points in this league, hard for everybody. Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge pulls a Zaza Pachulia on Kevin Durant

Aldridge's closeout re-ignited the controversy that started when Zaza Pachulia stepped under Kawhi Leonard's foot that resulted in Leonard re-injuring his ankle. "But it's not on objective at all". "LaMarcus has got to score for us", Popovich said. "He can't be timid". He promised to shoot more and early, even tough shots - which he said he stayed away early from in Game 2. Read More »

Alonso: Honda still lacks more than 50bhp

I preferred to do sports, because I wanted to be ready if the auto was, said Alonso. Sergey Sirotkin was in the auto for Renault but a water leak curtailed his running to just 10 laps. Alonso has finished only one in four races so far this season, with McLaren yet to score a point, and he failed to start in Russian Federation two weeks ago when the auto halted on the formation lap. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins 30th Masters title in Madrid

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I wrote ahead of Madrid that Nadal would be a better bet in Italy than in his homeland. "I started the match OK, but when I started to go behind I didn't find any way to improve my game or to make it more hard for him". He's made the quarter-finals at the Foro Italico in each of the last two seasons with wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Leonardo Mayer, Sock and Tomas Berdych (the latter 6-0 6-0). Read More »

Hazard, Kante, Kane, Sanchez, Lukaku Up For EPL Best Player Award

Sanchez has scored 28 goals in 49 appearances this season despite not being an out-and-out striker, but media reports have suggested he is unhappy at the club. "They've done well, congratulations, but in the last two seasons a team that hasn't played in Europe has won the league", Wenger told reporters. A freakish penalty "miss" by Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad Stadium allowed Manchester City to squeeze out a 2-1 victory that lifted them to third place, above Liverpool . Read More »

Two-hour marathon record eludes Kenyan by 26 seconds

Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon on Saturday in 2 hours and 25 seconds, about 2 1/2 minutes faster than the current world record. Breaking the two-hour marathon has become something of an arms race among top sportswear companies, with rival Adidas AG working on a similar project. Read More »