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Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL


LHP Ariel Miranda (3-2, 5.20 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 4.05 ERA) or RHP Mike Bolinger (0-1, 3.18 ERA). Jose Bautista had a three-run homer and Ezequiel Carrera hit a two-run blast for the Blue Jays . He struck out four. "When you're on the road, you're always a pitch or a hit away from what happened". Chisenhall followed with a double and a second run scored when Yandy Diaz grounded into a fielder's choice, with Chisenhall thrown out at third base. Read More »

Real Madrid 90 Minutes from Another Champions League Title


Real Madrid eliminated city rivals Atletico Madrid for the fourth time in as many years on Wednesday, losing their Champions League semifinal second leg 2-1 but progressing to the final 4-2 on aggregate. "It's not hard for us to go out and say thank you, because, at the end of the day, everything we do is for them". Jose Mourinho's side host Celta Vigo on Thursday night with a one-goal cushion thanks to Marcus Rashford's strike in Spain in the first leg, while they are likely to face Ajax ... Read More »

Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro, Jungels retains lead


The stage finish dictated that the riders cross the line in front of hundreds of spectators, then ride one more circuit of Messina before a massed sprint finish. The trio was part of a five-man breakaway shortly after the start and swiftly built a lead of almost nine minutes on the peloton. Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., was 104th on Thursday and moved up to 142nd overall. Read More »

Shkodran Mustafi: 'Arsenal may be too late to seal Champions League spot'

He has invention in his head. He's creative, not phased by anything, and he surprised everyone in the stadium tonight with his goal. Sanchez had been quiet, but with 15 minutes on the clock in the second period he made the breakthrough. "We have another clean sheet and I know we can go forward and score goals. Let's focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday". Wenger confirmed former Southampton man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem - but ... Read More »

Leonard Expects To Play In Game Six Despite Ankle Injury

He played limited minutes for the rest of regulation and did not play in overtime. Already down one veteran guard, the San Antonio Spurs relied on another ageless wonder to save the game - and possibly their season. So far in the series against the Rockets, Leonard is averaging 23.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, while playing almost 36 minutes per night. Read More »

Celtics To Interview Top Draft Prospect Markelle Fultz In Chicago

Here is the full interview on Oliver courtesy of Draft Express . He is believed to be the third point guard selected behind University of California Los Angeles phenom, Lonzo Ball , and Washington University standout, Markelle Fultz. Both Johnson and Pelinka were in attendance at the NCAA tournament regional semifinal game where Fox manhandled Ball, so they already have a good idea of his potential as a player. Read More »

Spurs look to close out Rockets with Leonard ailing

The series returns to Houston on Thursday, where the Rockets fight for the opportunity to extend this series to its deciding game. The Spurs' MVP candidate was hurt when he stepped on James Harden's foot about midway through the third quarter. Read More »

Buffon was the difference, says Jardim

However, Nice - whose leading scorer Mario Balotelli was at the Stade Louis II for Monaco's clash with Juventus - are not likely to have it easy this weekend as they travel to face Europa League chasers Marseille at the Velodrome. Gonzalo Higuain insists his brace against Monaco was not a response to the hat-trick netted by former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as a likely Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus looms large. Read More »

India to play in the Champions Trophy


India have named their squad for the 2017 International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) temporarily halted its dispute with the world governing body. "It is decided that the support staff will remain the same at the Champions Trophy with the only change being Kapil Malhotra taking over as manager", BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary told the daily. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud send Arsenal F.C

Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez (R) scores the opening game past Southampton's English goalkeeper Fraser Forster during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton , southern England on May 10, 2017. Read More »

Red Sox Lose Series Finale to Baltimore 8-3


Fast forward to this week. Sale threw a 98 miles per hour fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park, leading plate umpire D.J. Orioles right-hander Tyler Wilson (2-1) gave up three runs and six hits with one strikeout in his six-inning spot start. "We've got Toronto and the Yankees in the mix". Read More »

U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery


After discussions with the two of them there and at the police station, they were each taken to the county jail and booked in between 10 and 11 a.m. Online jail records show both Lee and Holcombe list Bromley Hall as their address. The product of a "stupid plan", they were foiled when one of the victims of the robbery recognized the voice of one of the men. The players left the dorm with an undisclosed amount of money. Read More »

Wieters' 2-run single gives Nationals 7-6 win over Orioles


It was the ninth career walk-off hit for Wieters, who signed with Washington in the offseason after spending his first eight seasons with Baltimore. Nationals cleanup hitter Ryan Zimmerman went 0 for 5, striking out twice and grounding into a double play. NOTES: CF Adam Eaton , in his first year with the Nationals , began a rehabilitation program Wednesday that should last about six to nine months, general manager Mike Rizzo said before the Nationals faced the Baltimore Orioles . Read More »

Adidas sells golf business Taylormade to buyout group KPS


The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year - bringing an end to a 20-year association between adidas and TaylorMade - and comes just a day after news broke of Rory McIlroy's $100m contract to play TaylorMade clubs. Much of the decline in sales could be traced back to the recent recession from a few years earlier. Many companies started to significantly cut down the prices of their products. Read More »

Thomas Lemar is Arsene Wenger's top midfield target


Arsene Wenger is lining up bids for four big signings in order to help Arsenal mount a challenge for the Premier League title next season. Most people presume Arsene Wenger will sign a two year contract extension, but that's not yet crystal clear. Read More »

Marcus Rashford Will Get Better Warns Jesse Lingard


With star striker Ibrahimovic sidelined for the rest of the season, Jose Mourinho may opt to give Rashford more license on free-kicks after the academy graduate's fine strike in Spain. He's scored major goals for United and again he's got the important goal. "It's all about hard work and dedication, you know". 'Honestly I think that we must find the right solution for all the teams when you prepare the fixtures for the end of the season. Read More »

Wizards without suspended Oubre for Game 4 against Celtics

Olynyk has a history of playing dirtier than is legal -  Kevin Love said that Olynyk intentionally injured him in the 2015 playoffs , and Olynyk seemed to try the same move on Robin Lopez in this year's first round . "Everyone has their own opinion, but I don't agree (with) it", he said. "We can't worry about what others are saying or doing". "I looked at a bunch of different plays - some similar, some not as similar ... Read More »

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United


The likes of former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars and ex-Germany global Michael Zorc have been linked with a director of football role at the north London club, with the pair now filling that position for Ajax and Borussia Dortmund respectively. Read More »

Antonio Conte is everyone's favourite manager after his classy Middlesbrough gesture

Defender Gareth McAuley said: "They're a top, top side, but over the years we've had good games against them and we've had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we'll be turning up confident and trying to win the game". "I think the most important thing is the football club, a terrific football's not about my situation, it's about finishing the season well and making sure Middlesbrough can bounce back". Read More »

Avery Bradley Leads Balanced Celtics Scoring in Game 5 Win vs. Wizards

Another question for Game 5 is if Brad Stevens will go with Amir Johnson or Gerald Green to start at the 4 position Wednesday night. QuotesWashington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks looks on from the sidelines. That article followed a solid victory for the Boston Celtics over the Washington Wizards . Can the cure for the Celtics really as easy as going back to their home court in Boston? "But now I'm seeing the game differently", Thomas said. Read More »

Simona Halep advances to Madrid Open semis


Surprisingly, the American won more than one point in Halep's service game for the first time in the match as she unexpectedly went up 0-40 on the return and looked on course to break straight back. She elaborated further on that in press today. "In the last five weeks, I feel different", she said. When I finish a match like yesterday, where it was really tough, I didn't feel exhausted. Read More »

ESPN to layoff 100 on-air talent


In a press release titled " ESPN's content evolution strategy", the company appeared to acknowledge how cord-cutting and technological shifts have undermined the cable-TV-first business model. "SportsCenter", ESPN's flagship show, will become more of a digital presence and move away from "a show with many, many, highly paid anchors", Miller said. Read More »

Bookmakers install Maria Sharapova as joint-favourite at French Open

Kristina Mladenovic will be the next woman to try and bring an end to Maria Sharapova's comeback after the pair set up a semi-final meeting at the Stuttgart Open on Friday. The Russian, in spite of prolonged simple, demonstrated an impressive level of tennis Maria served 11 aces and gave almost four dozen of points won, etc. Read More »

Illinois senators OK state-funded abortion coverage


Five Democrats voted against it. "We need to keep tax increases as low as possible", Radogno said . Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), a former police officer, said the bill would be a "law to tell law enforcement not to enforce the law". Cardinal Blase Cupich has also voiced strong opposition to the plan. Polls show a majority of taxpayers don't want to fund abortion, and I agree with them. Read More »