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Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka

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Rooney continues to be linked with a big-money move to China, where his agent Paul Stretford spent time earlier in the year speaking to interested clubs. "We needed to be patient". Both options are achievable, but success on the continent appears more likely after two disappointing top-flight results against Swansea City and Arsenal . Read More »

NHL playoffs: Sidney Crosby-less Penguins push Capitals to brink of elimination

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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby is focused on his rehab and didn't provide an update on the star centre's availability for Game 5 of Pittsburgh's best-of-seven Eastern Conference final with Washington. It was the rookie's first career playoff point. Chris Kreider may have boosted his confidence - and possibly even the confidence of a struggling power play - with his own tally. Read More »

Arsenal triumphs over Southampton, improves Champions League qualification chances

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We concentrate on our games, we go game-by-game and we have to win all of them to give ourselves a chance. "It was tough in the first half but then we found the opening goal and settled into the game". So let's just continue". Under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has constantly reiterated his side can not put a foot wrong in their remaining games, and they were solid enough to take home victory from the south coast to keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualification. Read More »

Celtics take control of series with Game 5 rout

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Thomas said one thing that became apparent in watching film from the Celtics' losses in Games 3 and 4 was that he had to adjust his game with three or four defenders guarding him. "I just thought we all came out with a better sense of objective today than we probably did in those games", Stevens said. He's 6-foot-2, but has enough length to bother shooters, the lateral quickness to keep opponents in front of him and the strength not to get bullied. Read More »

Washington Wizards Up and Down Playoff Run

Boston , Massachusetts - Boston Celtics has mastered winning the game on their home court by beating the Washington Wizards last Thursday with a score of 123-101, grabbing a 3-2 lead in the second playoff National Basketball Association games. Read More »

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema snubbed by France's Twitter account

The goal by Francisco "Isco" Alarcon just before halftime halted Atletico's onslaught and allowed Madrid to advance to its third final in four seasons with a 4-2 aggregate score following a 2-1 loss on Wednesday. "It was hard to maintain that same rhythm, and against a team like Madrid your first mistake will be costly, and that's what happened", Simeone said. Read More »

Conte claims people are "putting problems" in Chelsea team

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While Belgium global striker Lukaku will start for the Toffees, Spain worldwide striker Costa will feature for the visiting London team. "I don't like to speak about players from the other teams, above all in this part of the season", Conte said of the Lukaku reports. Read More »

Ducks eliminate Oilers, advance to Conference finals

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Nashville's Pekka Rinne ran Anaheim out of the first round last season for the second time in his career, and he returns with the surging Predators for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Friday. We had to do that tonight. We gave up an early goal and gave up a lot of goals the other night. "It feels good. We grinded hard tonight. Our goaltender played unbelievable". Read More »

Europa League: Ajax to face Manchester United in final

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Tempers flared shortly afterwards when United's Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly lashed out at John Guidetti, who fell to the ground, before Argentina worldwide Roncaglia got involved. They deserved their equaliser and kept passing and probing while their Ugandan-born forward, Pone Sisto, forced Sergio Romero to tip his shot into the Stretford End. Read More »

Harden vows to make Rockets better after elimination

Harden and the Rockets crumbled as they suffered a 114-75 humbling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the Western Conference semi-finals on Thursday. San Antonio led by as many as 42 points in the second half, administering a beating so thorough that it chased the partisan crowd to the exits well before the final horn. Read More »

Patriots have new cornerback Gilmore's number

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Gilmore acknowledged that at this time of year, time spent at the Patriots facilities is about getting into shape more than it is solving the Patriots playbook and learning how to communicate in the secondary. Gilmore is looking forward to playing opposite him next season. "That's one thing that stuck out to me". And, it could be argued that No. 24 has a certain significance among cornerbacks - especially in New England, where the number has been worn by two players that won Super Bowl ... Read More »

Antonio Conte expects to be rewarded for delivering Premier League title

The Nerazzurri sacked their head coach Stefano Pioli on Tuesday evening and have placed Stefano Vecchi in charge for the final three games of the season. 'I have a contract with Chelsea for the next two years, ' said Conte. "In my career I enjoy to have this type of big challenge". Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta have started every league match in Conte's settled side this season. Read More »

Oilers star forward Draisaitl to join co-host Germany at world championship

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Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates a goal agains the Anaheim Ducks during the second period in game six of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Edmonton on Sunday, May 7, 2017. If these are true then why doesn't every series go seven games with the league's preferred outcome winning all the time? Neither has played for them in months and Despres, in particular, is not considered an option as he has been out since suffering another concussion in the season ... Read More »

Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 6 vs Rockets

The Spurs already were without Tony Parker , who will miss the rest of the playoffs after surgery to fix a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. San Antonio could clinch the series with a victory in Houston on Thursday. Rockets: Ariza received a technical in the third for the scuffle with Ariza. Coach Mike D'Antoni has used an eight-man rotation throughout the playoffs, but didn't add anyone to the mix on Tuesday in the first game since backup center Nene suffered a torn thigh muscle. Read More »

Man City's Yaya Toure in dig at Jose Mourinho's Man United

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Mourinho is continually transfixed on a perceived favourable treatment of Liverpool, but this current stance is particularly questionable. "Yes, we haven't got too much time for recovery and to prepare for the game but, from now until the end of the season, we play every few days, so we have to be ready", he said . Read More »

Around The North: Cleveland Browns' Day Three Recap

And finally, to acquire the 12th overall pick in this year's draft, the Houston Texans surrendered the 25th overall pick in this year's draft and a 1st round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. For Seahawks fans, Day Two is huge! "At least where I live, it hasn't been that bad, in Fairmount". Either back would appear to be an intriguing fit in Green Bay, especially given that the Packers allowed former second-round runner Eddie Lacy to leave via free agency. Read More »

Why Concussion Spotters Couldn't Pull Sidney Crosby From Game 6 Vs. Capitals

Among the long departed who played that night: Bill Guerin, Mirolsav Satan and Hal Gill for the Penguins; Tom Poti, Viktor Kozlov and Sergei Fedorov for the Capitals . Players like Crosby have to be the leader when it comes to player health instead of the cliché hockey player that "wants to be there for his teammates and do his part to win a Cup". Read More »

Spurs guard Tony Parker undergoes successful surgery on injured quad

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He was in the midst of a throwback postseason, averaging 16 points per game with a true shooting percentage of 61%. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 106 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45 percent shooting. "It's hard to see him limping and hurting now, and you kind of know we're not going to see him any time soon", Ginobili said. "For this game, it didn't matter that much", Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs rout James Harden, Houston Rockets to win series

Aldridge more than picked up the slack in Leonard's absence. The Rockets' 75 points were second-lowest in a game during the Harden era. According to ESPN's Michael C. In Game 5, it was Ginobili with the game-clinching block on Harden in overtime. Houston , which relied on its 3-point shooting to get this far, couldn't make shots from long-range going 13 of 40. Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar buys Tamil Nadu franchise in Pro Kabaddi League

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Iquest Enterprises Private Limited (Consortium) will be the franchise to own the team from Chennai/Tamil Nadu. Ltd (Consortium) for Tamil Nadu, Adani Wilmar Ltd for Gujarat, GMR League Games Pvt. With this, VIVO Pro Kabaddi is poised to surpass other Indian sports leagues in terms of geographical representation 11 states, number of matches 130+ matches and length of the tournament 13 weeks. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will miss Game 6

Houston surrendered 18 offensive rebounds to the Spurs and slipped into an offensive slog as the game closed, scoring 22 points during the fourth quarter and overtime. Spurs at Rockets , Spurs lead series 3-2. Houston , which relied on its 3-point shooting to get this far, couldn't make shots from long-range going 13 of 40. Read More »

Anthony Joshua keen to take on `real villain` Tyson Fury

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The heavyweight rivals have been talking about a match-up since last week when they exchanged barbs on Twitter and Fury challenged Joshua after his victory at Wembley, saying he "can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back". He said: "I was screaming [and] pulling what little hair I've got left out [but Joshua] showed a lot in that fight". Reports say that Klitschko has an immediate rematch clause which he could exercise as soon as possible, with the rematch being scheduled for either October ... Read More »