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Arsenal shoot down Southampton

Maybe the Manchester City game gave us confidence. Olivier Giroud scored the second but Southampton had been impossible to break down until the Chile worldwide notched his 20th goal of the season just after the break. Southampton had a late opportunity through Shane Long, who headed straight at Cech, but this fixture further highlighted that they must strengthen in attack during the summer as they made it three games without finding the back of the net. Read More »

Period of residential eligibility extended

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In the longer term, however, the aim is precisely to impose restrictions on the whole of global rugby, and to make it harder for so-called project players to pack their bags and move in search of a new national team to represent. Scotland have used the three-year rule in recent years to cap four players with no Scottish links - South Africans WP Nel, Josh Strauss and Cornell du Preez, and Dutchman Tim Visser. Read More »

Chad Kelly signs four-year deal with Broncos

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As the final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Kelly, Mr. Irrelevant, will receive a contract value of $2.464M, with a $64k signing bonus. While at Ole Miss Kelly played in 22 games and threw for 6,800 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. Read More »

NASCAR suspends crew chief for Aric Almirola for 3 races

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The points deduction drops Almirola from 17th in the standings to 20th, but instead of trailing Trevor Bayne for the final provisional playoff spot by one point he's now 36 points behind. RPM released a statement saying the team will not appeal. The team said it accepts NASCAR's penalty and will not appeal. See complete information on the Talladega post-race penalties report . Read More »

Green Bay Packers Look To USF And Draft Kofi Amichia

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That being the case, it comes as no surprise that three players from that position group were gone in the first 43 picks of the draft. It will now be Josh Jones from North Carolina State that looks to replace Hyde. Biegel's 40-yard dash time was also slightly faster than that of Watt (4.69). After the Packers' season ended with a 44-21 blowout against the offensively explosive Atlanta Falcons, it appears their aim is to inject athleticism and improve the defense. Read More »

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Signs RFA Tender

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After missing the first 3 1/2 weeks of the Browns' voluntary off-season program, running back Isaiah Crowell signed his restricted free agent tender Wednesday, his agents from Universal Sports and Entertainment Management announced on Twitter. Read More »

John Wall And Bradley Beal Compare Missed Shots To Women

Playoff basketball pits the best against the best, which gets even more heated the deeper we get into June. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles past Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41), of Canada, and Avery Bradley (0) during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Read More »

Arsene Wenger hails 'convincing win' as Arsenal keep top-four hopes alive

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Arsenal move up to 5th place after the win, a point ahead of Manchester United and three points behind Manchester City. They expected him to take a shot and he is very quick, so overall he has done extremely well'. "It was interesting to play at this level against a good team", said Puel. Wenger sent on Olivier Giroud to find a second goal which would seal the deal and the French striker did just that, heading home Aaron Ramsey's headed pass in the 83rd minute. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre Suspended After Charging Kelly Olynyk

If you do that, that should be automatic", Thomas said. James Harden led the Rockets with 43 points after scoring just 13 in Game 2. They have, for significant stretches of this series, looked like the superior team, and Game 3 didn't change that impression one bit. Read More »

Leafs' Polak forced to leave Game 2 with scary injury

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Oshie, who played more than 18 minutes on Monday, Backstrom (17:30) and Ovechkin have combined for nine points in the first three games of the series. He banged knees with Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik late in the second period then landed awkwardly on his right leg. Toronto coach Mike Babcock sensed his group gaining confidence after almost taking Game 1 at Washington . Read More »

Scott Brooks explains why Kelly Oubre retaliated to Kelly Olynyk

They fell behind 33-15 at the end of the first quarter and managed to cut the deficit to six in the fourth quarter before running out of gas. The question is, can they do it in Boston? Eight games - and the home team has won eight games. Immediately after getting up, Oubre took exception and charged after Olynyk, shoving him with two arms - sending Boston's reserve forward to the ground. Read More »

It's Real Madrid v Juventus in the Champions League Final

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Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side have qualified for yet another Champions League final, but are they even the most dominant team in their club? If Los Blancos can defeat Juventus in the final they will become the first team in the Champions League-era to successfully defend the title. Read More »

Golden state - the first finalist of the West

Golden State dominated in almost every facet of the game, a reflection of how the playoffs have gone for them thus far. It's better than that of the 2014-15 Warriors , whose 97.4 rating was the best of that postseason. "Just keep that focus up, not letting up and saying, "Aw, we're three-up'". But we preach defense every single day. "It's no easy task getting to the Finals let alone winning a championship and we don't rush that". Read More »

Spurs overcome Leonard injury to beat Rockets in overtime

Harden had 33 points in 43 minutes as part of a triple-double, but also had 9 turnovers and some terrible late possessions where he had neither the energy to attack nor the legs to shoot. The big question now heading to Game 6 is Leonard's status. Green said on his podcast that he doesn't respect Olynyk and thinks he's a dirty player. Read More »

Aussie cricketers offered multi-year contracts to avoid IPL

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With the Indian Premier League keeping top players of all countries occupied during what was earlier a span of time when they rested and recovered from the previous year, Cricket Australia (CA) has made some advances towards the key players in an attempt to woo them away from the cash-rich league. Read More »

Kevin Durant advises incoming rookies to avoid the draft combine

I knew as a basketball player, I had a lot of skill, more skill than anybody in the draft. "I remember it like it was yesterday", Durant said, as he readjusted his body to get comfortable in his seat", Durant said. For Fox, the combine is just part of the process. As Durant told ESPN, the player who finished first didn't even get drafted. "But if you're like a top pick and you know you're going to be a top pick, just work out", he said. Read More »

Michael Owen states his prediction for West Brom v Chelsea

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Chelsea next travel to The Hawthorns on Frida evening where they only need a win to clinch the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season as Manager. Chelsea , as champion, won't start the season under the radar like it did last August - the telling statistic remains that no team has retained the title since Manchester United in 2009. Read More »

Here's hoping Rockets advance in fascinating series with Spurs

Leonard stayed in the game and played the entire third period, scoring 10 of his team-high 22 points. "You watch, you feel, you talk to the player, and you come to a decision", Popovich said. "Execution and rebounding are probably the two primary things we let slip away. We still have an opportunity in Game 6 to go home and protect home court and bring it back for Game 7 ". Read More »

Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth

The early exchanges of the second half started much like the first half as the game lacked any real opportunities and goalmouth excitement. That was until Mesut Ozil found Alexis Sanchez who scored a superb goal to break the deadlock. All four teams aren't going to win out; Tottenham play United on Mother's Day, and given that there's no way Arsenal can overtake Tottenham, I have no problem wanting Spurs to win that game, because it helps Arsenal . Read More »

Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

However, Isco prodded in an away goal shortly before half-time that effectively killed the tie and, although the game finished 2-1, Madrid progressed 4-2 on aggregate. "It was an extraordinary game and there was great quality on show from so many players in our team". Real are now chasing a first league and European Cup double since 1958 and could become the first team to defend the Europe's biggest prize in the Champions League era, which began with the change in format in 1992. Read More »

Ruiz, Cano lead Mariners to 11-6 win over Phillies

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He was a visiting player being celebrated for knocking off the home team. Robinson Cano and Danny Valencia both homered for Seattle. Ruiz earned another standing ovation a day after he returned and was honored with a video tribute that highlighted his career with the Phillies. Read More »

Washington Annihilated and Thoroughly Embarrassed the Celtics in Game 4 — Washington Wizards

This is a most lopsided 2-2 series, and the fact that it's 2-2 serves as a reminder of how fickle the playoffs can be. Whoever gets to four wins first wins the series. You have to wonder how much doubt the Celtics must overcome. And now it's the Wizards' turn to boast. "Their attack in transition killed us". Washington would go on a 26-0 run over five minutes and 59 seconds, forcing six Celtics turnovers and making 10 of their 13 shots. Read More »

How to watch Manchester United vs. Celta Vigo

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Marcus Rashford's sweet second-half free-kick brought United a 1-0 win in last week's first leg, putting Jose Mourinho's side within touching distance of the final in Stockholm on May 24. It will be the second season in a row this would be happening to them. "It is still close", said Celta striker John Guidetti, who was formerly on the books of United's cross-town rivals City. Read More »

Penguins' Fleury stonewalls Capitals in Game 7

National Hockey League teams are not required to disclose injury details, typically referring to them only as upper- or lower-body problems, which made Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson's admission of playing with two hairline fractures in one of his feet so stunning as it came while the Senators were still playing. Read More »