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What Matt Harvey Did Before Not Showing Up At The Ballpark Saturday

This year in six starts Harvey is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a -0.2 fWAR. "You come up here and the intenseness of what we're going through right now, I think you learn from it". Mattingly did not say which hamstring it is but Yelich is expected to return Sunday. Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a three-run homer during the first inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in New York. Read More »

Arsene Wenger confirms injury to key man after Southampton clash

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Additionally, with just over a year remaining for the FIFA World Cup, playing more regularly will enhance Oxlade-Chamberlain's prospects of making Gareth Southgate's England squad as well. It was tight, but it was not a knife. "It was more fatigue, but it's hard to assess so close". Personally, I didnt see any incident where he had to stop for a sprint, it was more fatigue. Read More »

Penrith posts big 2nd-half comeback in National Rugby League

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Kieran Foran and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad both had great first halves against the Panthers . "The Panthers turned up the intensity in the second half and we just couldn't match it which was the disappointing part", Kearney said. Game over? It should have been. The Warriors had to do lots of work on defence after that and they couldn't keep out Kiwis winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak in the 53rd minute, who caught a crossfield kick from Bryce Cartwright. Read More »

Foran signs three-year deal

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The Warriors Kieran Foran (r) and Shaun Johnson. It will be the first time Foran plays with a Sydney NRL club since sensationally departing Parramatta after nine games previous year for personal issues, including gambling and depression. Read More »

Celtics blow out Wizards 123-101

The Wizards 3-point shooting has been a problem in the playoffs, with the team down at 32 percent through 11 playoff games after hitting 37 percent during the regular season. Avery Bradley scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half and fueled a 16-0 run in the first quarter that gave the Celtics all the breathing room they needed. Read More »

Is the NHL's concussion protocol failing the players it's supposed to protect?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals meet Wednesday in game seven of the second round National Hockey League playoffs at the Verizon Center. "That's a game we thought we probably should have had". Crawford came up woozy and clearly needed to undergo post-concussion protocol, but he stayed in the game after a brief check from a trainer. Read More »

How Chelsea players and staff celebrated after winning the Premier League title

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I think Michy paid me a lot - we deserved this change. "I had a chat with him before the game and he recognised he had to change it earlier in the season, or he might have got changed himself". "I'm very happy for him because to score a very important goal is great". "I don't see a moment". Every single manager can have a good idea of football, but if you don't have the players behind you, it's impossible to reach targets like this'. Read More »

Ferrari fight back in final practice

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In fact he may even join in the fight for the championship but to do that he will have to win more races than just the one before the team orders issue raises it's ugly head again. "We are still the third team but the changes are taking us in the right direction and we have found an increase in grip", Verstappen noted. "I didn't get everything together". Read More »

Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku their priority target for the summer

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Romelu Lukaku has emerged as Manchester United's top target for the summer, with Jose Mourinho convinced of his quality and wants to reconnect with him as he looks to challenge for the Premier League title next season. Rooney has been the leading marksman for United over the past decade or so, but his importance has faded in recent seasons with Louis van Gaal being the first to shift him into a midfield role. Read More »

Arsene Wenger ready to bring back Hector Bellerin

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Requiring Sanchez to put speculation over his future to one side in those games, Wenger hailed the Chilean star after a pivotal performance on the south coast. He went through a hard period when he came back from his ankle injury, but I never questioned his attitude. "Both of them are playing well and both have a great team spirit". Read More »

Eastwood heads home: Detroit Pistons coach adopts last Michigan shelter dog

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He had been at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society , a no-kill shelter in Harbor Springs, and likely would have remained since no one picked the pup during the Bissell Pet Foundation's recent "Empty the Shelter" adoption day. But coach Stan Van Gundy, his wife, Kim, and daughter Kelly were ready for a new four-legged familiy member. But there was a happy ending: the Van Gundy's desire to adopt Eastwood, a red-coated labrador, made for the ideal opportunity to promote the BISSELL Pet ... Read More »

Murray into Madrid Open third round with straight sets victory

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As a 16-year-old he was pitted against Murray in a Davis Cup tie in Croatia and hauled Murray through a 57-shot rally and produced a 41-shot rally against one of the best defenders in the game before beating him in Dubai. Spaniard Nicolas Almagro beat compatriot Tommy Robredo 6-3 3-6 6-1 while in Tuesday's late match , German Alexander Zverev saw off Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-3. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard to play Game 1

The Warriors are the two-time defending Western Conference champions. The veteran has undergone a successful surgery and the Spurs started rookie point guard Dejounte Murray in Parker's place. With Simmons in his face for most of the night, Harden went just 2-11 from the field and finished with just 10 points. "Obviously he had a tough game, but to me it's a joke to get on him because we're not where we are. Read More »

Spurs level Rockets series, Cavs into 2-0 lead

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Kawhi Leonard No.2 of the San Antonio Spurs drives against Clint Capela No.15 of the Houston Rockets during Game Two of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals at AT&T Center on Thursday in San Antonio, Texas. The injury dampened a complete turnaround for the Spurs , who responded to a 126-99 defeat Monday with a similar domination in Game 2 . San Antonio lost by 29 points that night in Los Angeles , which completed a Western Conference Finals sweep. Read More »

Chelsea has one hand on Premier League trophy after latest win

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But the immediate priority is to deliver the Premier League trophy and Tottenham Hotspur's defeat at West Ham United last week together with Chelsea's defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday significantly eased the pressure during the run-in. We have worked a lot, we've worked very hard and I like to repeat that this is a good season. I'm pleased for him. If you ask me a proper moment, I don't see one. Read More »

You guys are the coolest, honoured to be here: Justin Bieber

For Justin Bieber's concert people had shelled out around Rs 75,000 and quite a few of them had traveled from other towns like Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Goa etc to attend. Justin Bieber's Mumbai concert drew his fans' ire. The concert had cost a cool $4 million; like an worldwide artiste of his level, Bieber had a pricey list of demands from the organisers; and fans had shelled out anything between Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 for tickets to the gig. Read More »

Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans about Antonio Conte

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It's all down to Conte. The tactician celebrated last night with a 1-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion, mathematically securing the title at his first attempt. If they achieve that feat it will be the club's first double since the 2009-10 season under Conte's compatriot Ancelotti. No player in Chelsea's first-choice starting XI picked up a long-term injury, allowing Conte to field close to his strongest team each week. Read More »

Bertans' Spurs advance to NBA's Western Conference finals

Most players in the locker room expressed shock in San Antonio's performance with both Leonard and Parker out. San Antonio will now face No. 1 seed Golden State in the Western Conference Finals. Despite the uninspiring performance, general manager Daryl Morey said that Harden's struggles on Thursday night shouldn't negate what he accomplished this season. Read More »

Shorthanded Spurs Eliminate Rockets In Game 6 Rout

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Check out the team sites for the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets for more game coverage. When it was announced before the game that Leonard would be sitting out with the injury that forced him to the bench for the final few minutes of San Antonio's overtime win in Game 5 , the expectation was that a lopsided victory was possible; the difference was that it was supposed to be Houston that was winning in a rout, given the absence of the NBA's best two-way player in Leonard. Read More »

Okocha: Iwobi Will Survive At Arsenal Under Any Manager, Wenger Should Stay

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Iwobi, 21, quickly established himself as a starter at the Emirates following his first-team debut in October 2015, but the Nigeria global forward has not made an appearance in the Premier League since the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on April 2, prompting speculation that he's become surplus to requirements at the London club. Read More »

Southampton coach Eric Black: 'Virgil van Dijk will have options to leave'

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That in turn prompted Southampton boss Claude Puel to insist the club had no desire to cash in on the man they signed from Celtic for a bargain £13million in the summer of 2015. "Now the surgery is finished he can work normally and be ready for next season - with us". "It was hard after the departure of José Fonte to West Ham and just in the same time we had the injury of Virgil - it was hard for us". Read More »

New England Patriots tender offer to LeGarrette Blount

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If Blount is signed by another team before July 22, the Patriots receive draft-pick compensation from Blount's new team. That makes the one-year offer to Blount worth $1.1 million. That's not to demonize the Patriots for protecting their own interests over those of a single player. The Patriots had not extended a formal offer to Blount since the beginning of free agency, according to Howe. Read More »

Clermont need supreme effort to stop Saracens juggernaut

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Sarries have made imperious progress to this final, ruthlessly dismantling Glasgow at the quarter-final stage before an equally impressive win over Munster in the semi-final. Our preview pack for Saturday's European Champions Cup final between Saracens and Clermont Auvergne at Murrayfield includes team news, our betting tips, how both sides got here, the latest Sky Bet odds and TV coverage details. Read More »

Sharapova's wildcards driven by media coverage, says Murray

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Murray, the world No 1, acknowledges that it will have been made with... The Lawn Tennis Association, which runs the Birmingham event, will be well aware it will face criticism if Sharapova is invited. The former world No 1, now ranked 258th, has so far played two tournaments - Stuttgart Open and Madrid Open - through wildcards since her return. Sharapova is still short of the ranking points to make it into qualifying for Wimbledon without a wild card after defeat to Eugenie Bouchard at ... Read More »