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Kangaroos notch 100th win over Kiwis in rugby league

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Born-again prop Russell Packer has bolted into the Kiwis starting lineup to face Australia in Friday's Test in Canberra. "The NZRL should remember they have a responsibility to the growth of the game, not just their own priorities". The Aussies finally ended their drought 10 minutes from the end as Allan did what all good fullbacks do by backing up a midfield break to score under the posts before Briton Nikora pegged one back for the Kiwis with the final play of the game. Read More »

Judge agrees to toss Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder

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The judge threw out Hernandez's conviction at the Fall River Justice Center. "Despite the tragic ending to Aaron Hernandez's life, he should not reap the legal benefits of an antiquated rule", Quinn said via ESPN.com. "The defendant should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not accomplish in life", Bomberg said. When Hernandez was arrested in June 2013 for the murder, he had a $41 million National Football League contract. Read More »

Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season

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James Harden, Houston's MVP candidate, submitted one of his worst games of the season, finishing with 10 points (on 2-of-11 shooting), seven assists and six turnovers. He was out of sorts from the start and the Rockets were all but out of the game by halftime. Also, free throw shooting has been a weird bugaboo for this team - which is odd since they shot so well from the line through the regular season. Read More »

Vargas gets 5 RBIs, Twins beat A's 7-4

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Graveman (2-2) walked four batters, and three of them scored. The Athletics allowed nine runs in Tuesday's loss and seven or more runs in five of their last eight games. I completely understand where they're coming from and I've got things that I need to work on. Vargas later added a three-run homer. In the first inning, a Khris Davis RBI double to center scored Matt Joyce to make it 1-0. Read More »

Santana, Lindor homer in 9th to beat Royals 3-1

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The change-up was fouled off and Clevinger then threw a fastball inside to make the count 1-1. Clevinger froze Jorge Soler on a biting 2-2 curveball. With runners at second and third and one out in the fourth, Clevinger was able to slither his way out of danger by setting down Jorge Soler and Jorge Bonifacio on strikeouts. Read More »

Batshuayi's late victor delivers title for Chelsea

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It's all down to Conte. The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday to give him glory in his first season in charge. If they achieve that feat it will be the club's first double since the 2009-10 season under Conte's compatriot Ancelotti. "They show me a great attitude to try to do something great this season". Read More »

Ancelotti: No Conte miracle at Chelsea, just courage

The popular Italian was the first to get the "bumps" - the celebratory ritual so common in England these days where a person is thrown in the air and caught by his club colleagues - after Chelsea's 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday evening that clinched the title. Read More »

Short-handed Spurs humble Houston to advance

Houston played as if a win was a foregone conclusion once it was announced Leonard would be out with an ankle injury. San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) blocks the shot of Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as forward LaMarcus Aldridge defends during the second half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, in Houston . Read More »

Oilers' season ends after Game 7 loss to the Ducks

Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was sacked, and one day after Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series. Over the past 13 games, McDavid has had arguably the toughest experience of his brief National Hockey League career. They fell behind the Oilers just 3:31 into this seventh game, but the rest of the night largely belonged to Anaheim, which finally showed some veteran mettle ... Read More »

West Brom boss Tony Pulis welcomes feeling of optimism at The Hawthorns

Tony Pulis, who has expressed interest in signing John Terry when he leaves Chelsea this summer, hopes the Baggies can stall the champions-elect, though. They have snatched Walter Sabatini from Roma to be Inter's technical director - and he is close to 47-year-old Conte. "I think this decision changed our season, honestly", said Conte. Read More »

Lampard hails Conte after Chelsea's title triumph

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The squad was not particularly different to last year's, which struggled under Jose Mourinho, save for a few new faces. Courtois told Chelsea TV: "After a year ago, when we were so bad and it looked like nothing was going to work, to win the league again is fantastic". Read More »

Chemical Leakage Near School In South-east Delhi, 85 Students Hospitalised

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He also demanded that the Delhi government order a high-level inquiry to ascertain whether the gas had leaked from nearby chemical factories, the container of the railway yard, or from any other area. The committee, headed by Dr. Y.K. Gupta, Head of the Department of Pharmacology said, "Around 400 people were referred to various hospitals of Delhi". Read More »

Arsenal willing to splash £85m on signing star striker

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Barcelona lack the top class quality they need in their squad, who could fill in for Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the event of a long term injury, or suspension. Mbappé said after Saturday's 0-3 win away at AS Nancy which put the team three points clear of PSG with a game in hand. Real president Florentino Perez is also a long admirer of the youngster and apparently believes the attacker could be fitted into the profile of the Real Madrid galactico next season. Read More »

Proud Dyche delights in defying doubters as Burnley all but seal survival

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After a forgettable first half, Vokes' 56th-minute opener ignited proceedings at Turf Moor, with the Baggies scoring twice in 12 minutes through Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson having previously gone almost nine hours without a goal. "That's a great ball from Robbie Brady put into a hard area (for the second goal)". Burnley have won just one of their last five home Premier League games (D2 L2) after winning each of the five before that. Read More »

Arsenal Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights

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The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended in a 3-1 win for Arsenal , with Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi grabbing the goals for the Gunners . They sit seven points clear at the top of the table and a win in this game will mean that chasing pack will have run out of games in which to catch them. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Options After Dominating Julio Chavez Jr

Immediately after the obligatory drubbing was dispensed, Alvarez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Russian announced that their mega-fight would happen September 16 , 2017, the Mexican Independence Day holiday. Gennady Golovkin won 37 victories on a professional ring, and 33% ahead of schedule completed their fights. Alvarez improved to 49-1-1 with his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Read More »

Spurs Win Series With Rout Of Rockets

D'Antoni had a wonderful regular season, and I think his positive demeanor and temperament were what this team probably needed coming off of the storm clouds of the Dwight Howard era, but this series (and Thursday night, particularly) was all of his nightmares wrapped up in two weeks. Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets 114-75 to win series

As James Harden walked off the Toyota Center practice floor last week, his Houston Rockets in a playoff fight with the San Antonio Spurs that would eventually end in embarrassing fashion on Thursday night, the general manager who brought him to town from Oklahoma City back in October 2012 noticed him coughing as he clocked out."How long you had that?" LaMarcus Aldridge top-scored for the Spurs with 34 points, as five other players including Patty Mills and Pau Gasol hit double ... Read More »

Chelsea got lucky with injuries, admits Conte

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There is a feeling Chelsea would prefer to do it at home on Monday night against Watford, but Conte added: "Honestly, I'd prefer to win it as soon as possible". "We didn't have a lot of injuries this season". "I have to say thanks to my players because it's not easy to adapt to a new method, new philosophy and also to work very hard, to change totally your work, if you compare the work this season to the past". Read More »

Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph

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Even more impressively, he's won a league title in four straight seasons as club manager. It cost manager Jose Mourinho his job, as he was sacked a week before Christmas after losing nine out of 16 league matches. "It's good. It's the best day for Chelsea today", said Batshuayi, who arrived from Marseille a year ago in a £33.2 million ($42.8 million, 39.1 million euros) transfer. Read More »

Chelsea Win The Premier League

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Chelsea, even when not at their best, proved themselves the strongest and most complete side in the Premier League - and they proved it again on a night they were tested. MF Cesc Fabregas, 8 - A man-of-the-match performance against Middlesbrough on Monday made it hard for Conte to bench Fabregas against West Brom, and the Spaniard repaid his manager's faith with another imperious midfield performance. Read More »

Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid

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Four-time champion Rafael Nadal will on Saturday take on two-time victor Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open semi-finals after the Spaniard saw off David Goffin on Friday. Djokovic is also looking to get back to his best after months of struggling for from and a win over Nadal could go a long way in building his confidence going into the second Grand Slam of the year in Roland Garros at the end of the month. Read More »

Nationals versus Phillies postponed Friday due to rain

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said just minutes before the game was rained out that Roark would pitch in the Saturday game if the Friday contest was called off. For the second straight night, Mother Nature and the Baseball gods could not come together at Nationals Park. They're also 5-16 in their last 21 road games versus a right-handed starter. Read More »