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Cristiano Ronaldo all-but named 2017 Ballon d'Or victor

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Mundo Deportivo say it's a scandal that France Football ask who can beat Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo to the next Ballon d'Or. The French publication points out: "Has the race finished?" In total Ronaldo crossed the white line of the Calderon field on twelve occasions in all competitions: LaLiga (6), Champions League (2), Copa del Rey (3), and the Spanish Super Cup (1). Read More »

Bonino Strikes Capitals Again

Matt Niskanen scored a power-play goal from the left circle at 2:09 of the second period to tie it 1-1. What's even more impressive was how important all four goals were. Six minutes into the third period, Washington had a 32-13 advantage in hits. I don't need to go into details. Coach Mike Sullivan said Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after being out since March 10 with a lower-body injury. Read More »

8 tweets define Game 4 stinker between Sens, Rangers

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who had four goals in Ottawa's 6-5 double-overtime win in Game 2, scored again for the Senators , and Craig Anderson finished with 26 saves. You play the same team game in and game out, and after four games, that's what you expect. Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris (7) celebrates after he scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Ottawa o. Read More »

Another strong golf field tees off at Sawgrass

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He is just the eighth player to make a hole in one in Players Championship history. He hit wedge to 4 feet for his par. Told that no one had made eagle on both par 5s on the back nine in the opening round, McGirt didn't have an answer. Surprising? Hunter Mahan was in the hunt in 2013 when his tee shot on the 15th went into a tree and never came down. The ball then bounced a third time, a few inches beyond the cup , put on the breaks and screwed back into the hole. Read More »

Steelers signing draft picks James Conner, Colin Holba

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Conner, who set Atlantic Coast Conference records for total touchdowns (56) and rushing touchdowns (52), will wear No. 30 with the Steelers. Holba was Drafted in the 6th round with pick #213 in the 2017 Draft. First-round pick T.J. Watt, second-round pick Juju Smith-Schuster, third-round pick Cameron Sutton and fourth-round pick Josh Dobbs have yet to come to terms. Read More »

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 5/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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He finished with 21 points, a playoff career-high 10 assists and nine rebounds in the victory. Wall ended up with 40 points to lead Washington, while Morris chipped in 16 markers. Breaking records, however, was the last thing on his mind while this extraordinary performance was unfolding. "We just try and lock in and play our ball, and you know it is going to be tough as hell in their place". Read More »

Day 'felt weird' being in lead at Players Championship

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After winning three straight PGA Tour starts, he finished T-2 at the Wells Fargo Championship last week . "Yeah, it's close. I'm excited about where the state of my game is; I actually played some solid golf". What thrilled the Spaniard even more was the number on his card - 1. Garcia is the second to achieve the feat in as many years following Willy Wilcox's previous ace on the par-three. Read More »

More water on a new risk-and-reward hole at Sawgrass

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass hosted THE PLAYERS Championship for the first time in 1982. But how many players will actually try to drive the hole, with water left and rough and pot bunkers right? "It's a good living out here, I must admit". Read More »

Conte entertains as Chelsea closes in on EPL title

A win over the Baggies will see the Blues ahead of Tottenham Hotspur by as many as 10 points, handing them the premiership. "We must try in the next game to become champions". Matic told Chelsea TV: "After every bad game we always recover very quickly, we always respond very well and win". They won't get an easy game when they come to The Hawthorns on Friday. Read More »

Players Championship 2017 leaderboard: Breakdown, scores, Round 1 highlights

The Players Championship tees off today at TPC Sawgrass and we can't wait . Hughes, 26, is slender, and younger, playing in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and ranks 115th in that same driving accuracy category. When asked who he thought was now the best player in the world to not win a major he said, "Not me!" He led fellow American J.B. Holmes and Swede Alex Noren by one stroke with half the field back in the clubhouse. Read More »

Nick Holden: Nick Holden scores in GM 4 win over Sens

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Fourth-liner Oscar Lindberg sparked the Rangers by scoring a pair of goals, giving him three in the past two games. Game 6 is Tuesday night in NY. The Rangers are coming back into town and they haven't won here yet. After a Game 1 win, which saw Lundqvist pelted with 43 shots, Boucher said "lots and lots and lots of shots" were necessary to beat the Rangers' goalie, who entered the night tied for 13th in career playoff wins (61). Read More »

Ajax through to Europa League final after tense second leg against Lyon

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However, United will be without Eric Bailly in the final after the defender and Vigo's Facundo Roncaglia were both sent off late on for their part in an ugly melee. Marouane Fellaini earned Man United a 1-0 lead on 17 minutes with a header, while that was erased by Facundo Roncaglia's shot at target with five minutes to go. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili saves game 5 against Houston Rockets

His performance was even more spectacular because earlier in the game, the Spurs lost their best player, Kawhi Leonard , 25, to an ankle injury. "Yeah, I'm going to be able to play", Leonard stated following the game . Harden shot 2-of-11 from the field and committed six turnovers. Pau Gasol paired 10 points with 11 boards for San Antonio, which trailed 5-4 in the first quarter before rolling to victory. Read More »

Adriana Lima drama reportedly turned Matt Harvey into 'emotional wreck'

Jon Heyman of WFAN and FanRag Sports reported that Harvey played golf early Saturday morning, fell asleep when he returned home, woke up with the headache and then texted Warthen. San Francisco, which has lost five of six, was playing at Citi Field for the first time since beating the Mets 3-0 last October 5 in the NL wild-card game. Read More »

The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

A bogey on the final hole gave him a 5-under 67 on a steamy morning at the TPC Sawgrass, and a one-shot lead among the early starters. "I feel like this is one of those places that every time I play, it only frustrates me more". "I don't know, it can do anything", Garcia said. Johnson paces the FedExCup standings while Justin Thomas (three wins), Japan's Hideki Matsuyama (2) and Brendan Steele, victor of the season-opening Safeway Open, are the only other players to have held the lead in ... Read More »

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

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And tonight's game marks the first time this C's group has a chance to eliminate an opponent. He finished that game but has missed the three ensuing games, all of which the Celtics won to take control with a 3-2 series lead. The Bulls , on the other hand, are back to playing their normal style of basketball where they rely on Jimmy Butler for offense and throw other random pieces in the lineup to try to make it work. Read More »

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics - 5/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The points came in all varieties. "They're doing a good job of changing up their defense a little bit", Beal said. Let us know who you got in this game? In addition to the turnovers that have kept the Celtics from getting into an offensive rhythm and prevented them from setting up defensively in the halfcourt, the ability to score when Isaiah Thomas isn't dominating has been a major question mark. Read More »

Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers in National Hockey League playoffs Game 7

They weren't scared to do that, even as the stage got bigger, the stakes higher, the room for error smaller, the opponents tougher. We were out-changing them, had some momentum swings and our crowd really got into it. The Oilers come home from California as a team with regrets that will fade over summer and experience that lasts forever. "We're excited to get going and start", he said. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion - Chelsea Betting: Expect Conte's men to coast to victory

For sure, when you play against City and win the way we did, the confidence improved. "We must go game by game". But now the most important thing is to reach our target. "They deserve to be where they are and have been (the) most consistent team". I think we've done a really good job. We're looking forward to it. Conte also acknowledged the part the emphatic 4-0 win over Mourinho's Manchester United, back in late October, had played in convincing his players his methods would yield results. Read More »

We will see how Chelsea respond next season: Wenger

The South American has been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the season with less than 14 months remaining on his current deal. "The goal he scored tonight shows what he's about: very good technique in a short space", he added. He has invention in his head. "I still think a sport has to encourage initiative and if it rewards too much teams who don't take the initiative, then we have to rethink the whole process because people will not, forever, come to ... Read More »

Sixers to interview Markelle Fultz

In addition to Fultz, Fox will also be in Chicago for the combine. 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 »