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Mission improbable for Atletico and Monaco

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For Real Madrid, all eyes will be on Ronaldo, the only scorer in the first leg. "We already beat them by four goals in the Calderon, with Cristiano (Ronaldo) playing and all", Atletico midfielder Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion said after the first leg. Read More »

Cavs move one game away from Eastern Conference Finals

Would they even bother? "We can't allow that type of freedom, that type of comfort with him or any other player, to be able to spin the ball like that", Raptors guard Norm Powell said Friday morning after shootaround. "I don't know", Lue said when asked what the difference was. "At this point in time there's no need for a rest". "Coming into the fourth, we couldn't hit any threes". Read More »

Here's Matt Harvey's Excuse For Not Showing Up At The Ballpark

Despite the loss of Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud from their batting order, the Mets have scored seven or more runs in five straight games for the first time since September 2007. Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson ran in for a sliding catch on Adeiny Hechavarria in the eighth, then sprinted a long distance for a backhand grab of Realmuto's drive to the warning track. Read More »

Match Previews: Everton v Chelsea

Everton striker Lukaku tops the Premier League scoring charts with 24 goals , while Chelsea talisman Costa has struck 19 times in league action. Asked if he could guarantee Hazard would be at Chelsea for the next campaign, Conte replied: " I think that it's impossible for me to take this responsibility ". Read More »

Jose Mourinho mocks Wenger over big trophies

Ordinarily, I'd be looking to applaud any English side for making the final and in-turn maintaining the extensive number of qualification places in the league, but everything about United's Europa League campaign has rendered them undeserving to take home the crown. Read More »

Gabriel Jesus may play in Manchester derby, David Silva an injury doubt

Midfielder Paul Pogba is unfit to start in the Manchester derby on April 28, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday. "What I've learned here is that the difficulty with the top and low teams are quite similar, in the way you face them". "I just want the hard surgery to go, for him to recover from the injury and prepare for the next step". Read More »

Thomas powers Celtics to victory

On what would have been his sister Chyna's 23rd birthday, Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points and willed the Celtics to an overtime victory. Washington routinely gets out to early first quarter leads, with the strong play of the starters, and Game 2 was no different. Read More »

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

They can bid adieu to the Raptors by taking Sunday's Game 4 . Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry considers himself "doubtful" for Sunday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Cavs really came out strong in the fourth quarter with a revamped bench lineup, featuring Tristan Thompson instead of Channing Frye . "When we lost by (31) here past year, everyone knocked us and said it was over with", Casey said. Read More »

United Kingdom underestimating Brexit 'technical difficulties', claims Juncker

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The EU guidelines say talks on a future relationship with Britain can only start once London agrees divorce terms on citizens' rights, its exit bill and the border in Northern Ireland. "There are things we absolutely agree on should be early in those discussions, the position of EU citizens living here in the United Kingdom and the position of United Kingdom citizens living in those 27 European countries, absolutely we agree should be in the discussions", she said. Read More »

Mourinho awed by wonder kid Rashford's work rate

It's a great fee-kick because the ball moves really really fast, the goalkeeper makes a little movement, and I think with the speed of the ball it's impossible to save. "In this moment the perspective is different because the Europa League becomes even more important for us". He's already a frightening prospect without the risky free-kicks, but it just goes to show how badly he wants it that he's putting in the extra effort, when all we hear about players of a similar age seems to be their ... Read More »

James leads Cavs sweep Pacers into second round

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With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sitting on the bench, James led the Cavaliers back from a 26-point deficit to give his team a commanding 3-0 series lead. Each have 2,014 baskets. It was the first time that the Pacers' Paul George was swept in a playoff series. It was a 19-4 spurt that gave IN the lead. Read More »

Cubs hitting early difficulties coming off championship run

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A well-earned victory for the Chicago Cubs third baseman after a draining 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees in a game that lasted 6 hours, 5 minutes and spilled into Monday morning. Prior to the final two games of the Yankees' series, the Cubs bullpen had thrown at least 7 2/3 innings in games against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 1 (7 2/3 innings) and on May 4 (eight innings). Read More »

Sunderland still want me - Moyes

It was an bad time for the Portuguese's 41-match unbeaten home run to come to an end. Marco Silva had overseen six wins and a draw in seven matches at the KCOM Stadium as Tigers head coach, but the Portuguese's first home defeat since 2014 leaves Hull looking over their shoulder. Read More »

Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy

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The (IPL) franchise was magnanimous enough to listen to our request to rest him. India has never lost a game against Pakistan in an ICC tournament and let's pray that the legacy continues. "Two years is a long time", Shami said. In these two years, I have focussed on my strength and fitness. I have lost weight. "I want to give my best", Shami said. Read More »

Yankees Sweep Cubs After Winning 18-Inning Affair

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Fortunately for Rizzo, X-rays came back negative, according to Paul Skrbina of The Chicago Tribune . "Maybe when I'm older I can say it, but right now, no", Rizzo said . The right-hander allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. Cubs and Yankees relievers combined for 10 straight strikeouts in the 10th and 11th innings. Read More »

Arsenal not giving up the chase, says Xhaka

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Wenger scored his first Premier League victory over Mourinho at the 14th attempt on Sunday when the Gunners beat United 2-0 thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck. No problems. We shook hands but during the game I don't like what I never like. Manchester United will host Celta Vigo in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final at Old Trafford following Marcus Rashford's victor last week. Read More »

Chelsea beat Southampton; Terry makes rare appearance

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Southampton went close on 41 minutes through James Ward-Prowse but his free-kick from the edge of the box hit the Chelsea wall and went away for a corner. Chelsea lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. "Our answer was very good". Striker Diego Costa is the favourite (1.80) to score anytime in this tie, even though his run of poor form continues. Read More »

Tigers Send Hot-Hitting Hicks To Triple-A To Make Room For Miggy

Justin Verlander (2-2) won for the first time since opening day, allowing two runs and four hits while walking four in seven innings. Carlos Carrasco pitched six impressive innings, and the bullpen held on for the Cleveland Indians in their 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Read More »

Miguel Cabrera activated off DL for Tigers

Justin Verlander allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings for the Tigers. He is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in six starts. Miguel Cabrera retuned from the DL and launched a 2-run home run in the third inning. The Tigers were 4-14 last season against the Tribe. "(Wednesday will be) same mentality as today: "Be ready to play and try to go nine innings". Reds 7, Pirates 2: In Cincinnati, Billy Hamilton ended one of the major leagues' longest home run droughts with a three-run ... Read More »

Always Dreaming pointing for the Preakness after Kentucky Derby victory

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When Always Dreaming unloaded at Churchill, Pletcher felt the dark bay colt was too wound up too soon. Still, we'll now see if he can compete for the Triple Crown . Classic Empire finished fourth. "I think it's still sinking in". "He looks a bit like Muhammad Ali after a rough night". The connections of Gunnevera and Girvin haven't made a decision yet on their next race. Read More »

Reed's fast finish good for slim lead

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With one round remaining at Eagle Point at Wilmington, N.C., the tournament remains wide open, even for Dustin Johnson. Noren has not won on the PGA Tour but triumphed four times on the European Tour previous year and arrived in Wilmington ranked 12th in the world, the third highest-ranked player in the field. Read More »

Aldridge, Spurs down Rockets in Game 3

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An unbecoming number in most any sport popped out at Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni every time he glanced at the box score between the third and fourth games of the Western Conference semifinals versus the Spurs. They're fine giving up some buckets in the paint if they're also scoring them and raining fire from 3, but there are potential pitfalls the Spurs can take advantage of when attacking these smaller lineups. Read More »