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Gonzalo Higuain Brace Gives Juve Victory in UCL Semi-final First Leg

We'll play to the end and do our utmost to try and catch Monaco ", Meunier said. "It definitely would be a special situation because I played in Madrid for seven years", said Higuain. The 90million euro summer signing from Napoli has been prolific as Juve pursue a sixth straight Italian title, but goals had seemed harder to come by on the continent - until Wednesday night. Read More »

Clippers, Jazz set for Game 7

The Clippers got bogged down with a shot-clock turnover, a delay of game warning and Redick's airball on a 3-point attempt while the home crowd went silent. The only difference this time around is that the Jazz will be hosting one of the most incredible teams the league has ever seen that as such is both revered and hated by fans across the country. Read More »

Warriors Tonight: Going for a sweep of the Utah Jazz

A minor calf injury kept him out of two Warriors wins over the Blazers, and Golden State's dominant 7-0 start hasn't required much in the way of late-game heroics from either Durant or Stephen Curry . No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series in National Basketball Association history. Yeah, the Jazz will try to do that, which is a wise method of approaching it considering they only guaranteed of having one something or other at the moment. Read More »

"Unique" Ronaldo leaves Atletico needing a miracle

Ronaldo became the first player to record three career hat tricks in the Champions League knockout stage, just two weeks after the second time he accomplished the feat against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. "I am very happy for the goals that I have scored, and to reach 400 with Real Madrid ". "Real Madrid played great, but it was he who applied the finishing touch three times over", read AS' editorial. Read More »

Washington Capitals vs. Penguins live stream Game 6

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I just close my eyes and shoot", he said after his sixth goal in his 12th game this postseason gave the Capitals a 3-0 lead 16 seconds into the third period. "It gives us momentum", Oshie said of the dominating win. In the Washington net, Braden Holtby was off of his game as the Penguins were opportunistic and capitalized on the chances the Capitals presented them. Read More »

NHL Burakovsky at the double as Caps down Penguins to tie series

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Jake Guentzel picked up his playoff-leading ninth goal and Evgeni Malkin added another 52 seconds later late in the third period to make the score look cosmetically better, but the Penguins were never in it. His teams have faced elimination 20 times in his career, and he has 10 goals and 10 assists in those games. "Top players make other people better and I said it's no different than Phil Kessel being on [Pittsburgh's] third line previous year, that had a lot of impact for the Penguins". Read More »

Wenger - Arsenal couldn't afford to lose today

You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning big trophies? Congratulations on your inconsequential victory, I hope it brings you great joy for many years to come. They were walking in the streets with their heads low. Today they had their scarves out and they were singing. After nearly 13 years, Arsene Wenger finally got the better of Jose Mourinho in the Premier League after Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Read More »

Celtic player ratings: Sinclair wasteful but Griffiths on form against abject Rangers

He said: "The manager will assess where he needs to strengthen, that is not for me to say but you just need to look at the league table". "I remember the last game on Hogmanay I was in the crowd". The two sides meet on Saturday, April 29, less than a week after they battled it out in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup 2016-17. You have to put it into perspective. Read More »

Man Utd coach Mourinho admits winning Europa League is top priority now

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Mkhitaryan, the player of the year in Germany last season with his flair and vision, virtually played as a wing back at Emirates Stadium , as did playmaker Juan Mata on the right flank. During the game I didn't like what I never like - he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time . "Jose Mourinho isn't doing enough with this Manchester United team", wrote Cascarino in the Times . Read More »

Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday

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Chelsea confirmed Middlesbrough's relegation with a consummate performance and an emphatic 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Two Spaniards were involved in Chelsea's second goal in the 34th minute, Cesar Azpilicueta lifting the ball to Marcos Alonso on the left, who squeezed it under Guzan, with the ball hitting the stranded goalkeeper's legs on the way into the net. Read More »

Chelsea moves to within one win of Premier League title

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte addressed the media after overseeing his side's 3-0 triumph over Middlesbrough in their English Premier League clash, admitting that the win had "relaxed him". Then through hard work, he improved a lot. The win sends Chelsea seven points clear atop the Premier League with three games left to play. It is the fourth time Middlesbrough have been relegated from the Premier League and captain Ben Gibson said they would have to learn lessons from this season ... Read More »

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

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I've believed in trusting these guys all year long. Thomas will look to continue his impressive showings in Wednesday's Game 5 in Boston as the Celtics attempt to become the first home team to win a contest in this back-and-forth series. At the end of the third quarter, the Celtics had a 79-70 lead. Smart feigned throwing the ball at Butler. But hypothetically, if Rondo is tough enough (which we all know he is) and the Bulls are in desperation mode, he might actually play. Read More »

Nene out of Rockets' playoff push

Game 5 is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the AT&T Center, where the Rockets won the series opener 126-99 before the Silver and Black took the next two games. Then the Spurs came roaring back for a 121-96 win on May 3rd in San Antonio. "They made a few adjustments that we just couldn't adjust with them on the fly", Mills said. "I've never seen nothing like that", Rockets guard Eric Gordon said. Read More »

Harden, Rockets slam Spurs to tie series

Rockets' coach Mike D'Antoni said that Nene is one of the team's X-factors night in and night out no matter who they play, but even Spurs coach Greg Popovich had a few surprising comments regarding the Rockets bench player after hearing about his injury. Read More »

Barcelona goal highlights: Messi fools goalkeeper with panenka penalty kick

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Villarreal's solid defense, which has conceded only 28 goals in 35 league matches in the first season under coach Fran Escriba, starts with the efforts of veteran captain Bruno Soriano in the midfield, and continues with the reliable performances of Musacchio and central defender Victor Ruiz, who could miss Saturday's game because of an injury. Read More »

Capitols overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

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I was hoping to get some scoring out of Burakovsky; we got that. They lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 6 last season. It's fantastic it's taken this long to bring up this fact, but it's so well-known, so much part of the fabric, that it's just assumed as common knowledge: Alex Ovechkin's Capitals have never advanced past the second round of the playoffs. Read More »

Caps rout Pens, force Game 7

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Crosby had an assist for the Penguins , who got goals from Carl Hagelin (HAG'-lihn) and Phil Kessel. Braden Holtby stopped 16 to send the series back to Washington for the deciding game on Wednesday night. It was a comprehensive victory for the Capitals , who limited their opponents to 18 shots and forced 11 giveaways. To do that, coach Mike Sullivan should lean on his stars and old reliable veterans such as Chris Kunitz. Read More »

Trevor Bauer has rough outing in 7-1 loss to Tigers

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The Indians have been favored in most meetings, but the Tigers have found a way to win. Cleveland totaled six hits and four walks with Jose Ramirez smacking a two run triple while Jason Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly. "When we go into it, we don't ever really think "two" - just set it up where if he has a quick inning, it's open for that", Francona said. Although Carrasco has struggled against Cabrera, the veteran traditionally has kept Ian Kinsler (.235), Victor Martinez (.226), Andrew Romine ... Read More »

Corey Kluber: Kluber (back) likely headed to the 10-day DL

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Norris (2-2, 4.00) struck out eight and walked four to improve to 3-0 against them in his career. He played in 158 games past year, hitting.316 with 38 home runs and 108 RBIs. The good news is that the move to pull Cabrera from the game seemed to be based on caution rather than necessity. "I tried not to worry about that and just worry about the game". Read More »

Juan Mata: Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League

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Indeed, next up for Man United is the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Celta Vigo , and they will enter Thursday's fixture at Old Trafford boasting a 1-0 lead from the first leg last week. Celta Vigo are unbeaten in their last four road games in this competition, winning three of these, but none of the sides they've played in that time have been of Man Utd's calibre. Read More »

Penguins fall to Capitals 5-2 in Game 6

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Coming off a 77-point season in which he led the Capitals in scoring, Kuznetsov didn't respond well to opposing teams paying attention to him by limiting his time and space in the postseason. In this round of the playoffs, the Capitals have controlled 62.8% of shot attempts during 5-on-5 play. "Top players make other people better and I said it's no different than Phil Kessel being on [Pittsburgh's] third line previous year, that had a lot of impact for the Penguins". Read More »

British local elections give May a boost ahead of key vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have scored big gains in local elections - an auspicious sign for the party ahead of a national election next month, and bad news for rivals on both the left and the right. "We cant assume that what happens in local elections will automatically be replicated in general elections", said Tory minister Brandon Lewis. Conservatives won the West of England metro mayor contest, while Labour claimed the mayoralties in Greater Manchester, won in the ... Read More »

Rockets center Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

For some reason, it hasn't happened in Texas - or really anywhere else in May. It's an option that's worked well for coach Mike D'Antoni this season. "We know the situation". For the 2nd straight game, the Rockets were out-hustled on the boards - they lost the war 47-32 in Game 2 and 49-39 in Game 3. Tip-off is at 8:00 CT this evening and the game will be broadcast on TNT . Read More »