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NBCSN Oilers vs. Ducks Game 7 Hockey Wed 9pm CT

I'm done picking against Nashville as it has the clear edge in goal here and is 2-0 all-time vs. the Ducks in the playoffs. By dispatching the defending Western Conference-champion San Jose Sharks before taking the battle-tested Ducks to seven games, the Oilers answered any questions about their playoff mettle. Read More »

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta 'flattered' by links to Barcelona


Unsurprisingly the admiration continues outside the club, and in recent weeks Azpilicueta has been linked with Barcelona . The Spain worldwide, who has emerged as a candidate to succeed the departing John Terry as Chelsea captain, signed a new contract in December that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until June 2020. Read More »

Ricardo Carvalho: Chelsea will miss "leader" John Terry


JOHN TERRY has spoken for the first time of the outcry over his 26th minute farewell to Chelsea and said: I couldn't care less. Meanwhile the organisation of Terry's substitution could potentially land both Chelsea and Sunderland in trouble with the FA . Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach final — Madrid Open

But that was to misrepresent where these two stood in their more recent history. Djokovic has won 26 of their previous meetings including the last seven. Indeed he looked a little flat, but he did hold. Was Djokovic , though, starting to find his rhythm and focus? The marathon first set lasted a minute under an hour-and-a-half and seemed to drain Thiem's belief as well as his energy resources as he was broken to start the second set. Read More »

Don't blame me for Arsenal missing top 4 spot- Wenger

Arsenal may have missed out on a Champions League spot by a solitary point at the end of the Premier League season, but that just makes the Gunners even more unsafe in Saturday evening's FA Cup final. During the Premier League era, Arsenal have been the most successful with seven wins and Chelsea are runners-up with six. 'The Arsenal defender was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Everton on Sunday [21 May 2017]. Read More »

Game 3 Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Leonard said , regarding his availability, "it's just questionable". "He looked good, didn't talk about it that much", shooting guard Green said of Leonard. "I'm just focused on getting healthy and getting ready to play for Game 3 ", Leonard said. "I think (his preparation) was as well as it can go. So that's just my mindset at the moment, just trying to get better". Read More »

Novak Djokovic picks Andre Agassi to be his coach at French Open

On his decision to link-up with Agassi, who won five Grand Slams as a player, current world No 2 Djokovic said: 'Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player. Because of his work with children and his son's burgeoning baseball career, the Las Vegas-based Agassi hasn't been one of the so-called "super coaches" that have taken the sport by storm, Ivan Lendl , Stefan Edberg, Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin and Becker among them. Read More »

Usmanov bid to buy Arsenal rejected by Kroenke

This breaking news story is being updated as more information emerges - please refresh the page for the most recent version. Uzbekistan-born Usmanov owns 30 per cent of the Premier League club and is said to have recently made the offer in a letter to Kroenke, who controls a 67 per cent stake. Read More »

Duffy, Royals beat Yankees 6-2


But they knew it was worthy of a challenge and shortly there was enough evidence to show Carter's nice play would be rewarded. Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run home run that led the Kansas City Royals over NY 6-2 on Tuesday night. Read More »

Perfect Golden State Warriors reach NBA finals again


The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night in Game 4 to complete a sweep on their way to the National Basketball Association finals. The Cavaliers now lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1. "We all know, obviously, who we're going to play ", Curry said. The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared headed for a conference sweep as well, but a surprise game three loss to the Celtics put a halt to that. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says people of Manchester 'will pull together' after bomb attack

Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 6 goals in 10 European games for Manchester United this season. "It should be one big celebration, but when something like this happens two days before, the fact we've been discussing it just goes to show the impact", Ajax coach Peter Bosz told his pre-game media conference in Stockholm . Read More »

Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow

And it's a nice game, a Europa League final . Asked what impact it has had on Manchester United's preparations, he added: "We've got a job to do tomorrow, no question about that, and that hasn't been changed". It comes just over a month after the team bus of German side Borussia Dortmund was targeted by three roadside bomb blasts prior to a Champions League home game with Monaco . Read More »

Nishikori to meet Djokovic in quarter-finals

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has handed Australia's Nick Kyrgios a clay court lesson at the Madrid Open. "It's the first match without my team that's been with me for 10 years", he said. Goffin, who has 27 victories, was trying to make it to his third final this season. Their second encounter was at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and after Kyrgios won the first set, Nadal came back to win the match . Read More »

Blame it on Sanchez, Ozil

Arsenal are determined not to cash in on the 28-year-old to an English club, and are willing to let him run down his deal rather than sell him in the next transfer window. "I did turn up at the training ground once - and it was one of his days off but he suddenly turned up and he was bouncing around the training pitch". Read More »

Nawaz, Imran felicitate Pakistan Test team over historic win against WI


Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich was 20 not out at the close, with patient captain Jason Holder on 11 off 42 balls including a lofty six over long-off in the final over, delivered by leg-spinner Yasir Shah. "Younus has been one of Pakistan's finest batsmen, also often coming up with his best efforts when the chips were down". He made his debut in 2001 against New Zealand and since then has scored 5,222 runs with an average of more than 46. Read More »

How to watch Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4


Asked to give a reason for Boston's second half problems, Celtics coach Brad Stevens had a simple answer: " Kyrie Irving and LeBron James ". Irving's 23-point quarter fueled a 40-point period for Cleveland , helping them turn the tables and take a 7-point lead going into the fourth. Read More »

Rich Beem hails Billy Horschel's victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson


I am as good as the top players in the world. Horschel's two-putt birdie on the par-five 16th moved him back into a tie for the lead with Day while Hahn's par on the hole all but ended his chances. "Probably sometimes take it for granted, but I put so much pressure on myself of last four weeks". He made the 4-foot birdie putt to finish alone in third, one stroke ahead of Jason Kokrak. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez given glimpse into the future


The Sun are reporting that Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal - an Chile team-mate of Sanchez - has told his club to go and sign the Gunners man. Sanchez has scored 29 goals and made 16 assists in all competitions for Arsenal this season but his contribution was not enough to help the Gunners secure Champions League qualification for next term. Read More »

Cavaliers Beat Celtics 112-99 in Game 4, Lead Series 3-1

There's been a common theme among some of the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones, right, and LeBron James sit on the bench against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . Read More »

Amla: ODI matches against England a 'perfect platform'


England's one-day series against South Africa gets under way at Headingley on Wednesday against a backdrop of increased security, sombre reflection and a touring side with "genuine concerns" but no plans to head home. South Africa and ICC tournament results a tale of tragedy, disbelief and misfortune. The match in Leeds, which is expected to be close to a sell-out, will see a more visible police presence than had been originally planned and security measures at the ground have also ... Read More »