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Ryan nets overtime winner as Sens stun Pens in opener

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The Senators improved to 6-1 in overtime during the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins fell 2-1 in overtime to the Ottawa Senators in game one of the National Hockey League eastern conference finals. The Senators stressed they weren't simply just happy to reach the NHL's final four for the first time in a decade. Instead, Pittsburgh's issues came after it gained the offensive zone. Read More »

It's Honda's problem, not mine, says Fernando Alonso

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Alonso has given the clearest indication yet that he may not be at McLaren next year, commenting at the Spanish Grand Prix Thursday press conference that he will consider a future elsewhere if he does not feel McLaren can give him a competitive auto for 2018. Read More »

Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title

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Nadal was brutal coming in to the second set, breaking straight away, and denying Thiem a chance to try and break back immediately, from that point on no quarter was given until Nadal pushed and pressed fir a break to finish with Thiem saving two match points in the process. Read More »

Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

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The center fielder had planned to have a picture taken after the game with his mother, Wendy, and his wife, Bonnie. "I try to make sure my arm speed is up on that pitch", Biagini said. The offense was a problem for the Mariners . "It's been a wild year so far", Mariners manager Scott Servais said with a rueful smile. The Mariners responded in the seventh when Jarrod Dyson hit a leadoff blast against Dominic Leone . Read More »

Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke City victory

But subsequent struggles have left them way off top spot in their current position of fifth towards the end of a campaign that saw them get to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they suffered a 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich. "Fans chanting my name is a bit surreal really". "We have 69 points tonight so we have come through a hard period in March", said Wenger. "I thought he had done a stomach muscle so it might go away and I could see how he responds". Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur Send White Hart Lane Off in Style (Videos, Photos)

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Then, in August 2018, they will move into their new stadium, right next door to the Lane. "It's been a progression from (third) last season", Kane said. The preparation of the game, the game, we played well and we got the three points. Craig Burley credits Spurs for their performance in their White Hart Lane finale, but says Man United look to have given up. Read More »

Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final

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Toni Kroos is a player whose work often goes unnoticed, but the Germany worldwide has been Real Madrid's most consistent midfielder in 2016-17 and is enjoying his best season at the Santiago Bernabeu since signing from Bayern Munich in 2014. Read More »

Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games

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He avoided the subsequent jersey-ripping - except for one button torn off - but got a keg of Gatorade over the head, courtesy Darwin Barney. Even so, a few orange stains didn't dampen the mood for Pillar's eventual family photo. Sanchez acknowledged that his finger was bleeding at times during the game, but said it didn't affect him. Ezequiel Carrera's RBI single in the bottom of the third gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. Read More »

Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks roared back from an early two-goal deficit to even the Western Conference finals with a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Sunday night. Read More »

Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony

When Bregman got to the Astros' dugout, he pointed to the No. 2 on his jersey, which he wears because of Jeter. For once, Jeter plans to soak in the emotion. He batted.308 with 111 runs scored in 158 postseason games, earning World Series MVP honors in 2000 against the crosstown rival New York Mets. The Yankees and Astros, in what has become a rarity in baseball, will play two at the Stadium today. Read More »

Gary Cahill reveals what Antonio Conte said before West Brom clash

Conte, who arrived after overseeing Italy's Euro 2016 campaign, is loath to attribute too much importance to his tactical adjustment at Arsenal, but admitted the defeat has remained in his mind. When I chose to come back here I dreamed to win the Premier League. "This is a dream that is coming true, " said Conte, who has won four successive domestic championships after three with Juventus. Read More »

Tottenham's move can take them to last level, says Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur signed off 118 years at their soon-to-be-demolished White Hart Lane stadium with a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday that ensured they will finish as Premier League runners-up. " We have been unbeaten at home all season so there are a lot of things to be happy about ", he added. Spurs were really up for this one, and opened the score inside seven minutes thanks to a powerful header from Victor Wanyama. Read More »

Buffalo Bills hire Dolphins' Joe Schoen to be assistant GM

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Now, they have added their own assistant GM, at the expense of the Miami Dolphins. Schoen spent the past nine seasons in Miami, including the last three as director of player personnel. A three-year football letterman during his college days at DePauw University (1997-2000), Schoen played both quarterback and wide receiver. He served as a scouting assistant, National Football Scouting scout covering the Southeast and Southwest over seven seasons in Carolina . Read More »

McLaren's Alonso wants to fight for 2018 World Championship

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However, Alonso is hoping his qualifying performance can be the start of something new for McLaren-Honda. Things didn't appear close to improving back home. With its rougher surface and tricky curves, the track gives slower cars like his McLaren a fighting chance. "And it has aroused a huge interest", Alonso said. Read More »

Chipped Ice A.M.: Cullen, Hagelin have Game 7 pedigree for Penguins

Anyone who watched Crosby go headfirst into the boards late in the first period of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals had a hard time understanding how the concussion spotters, both at the PPG Paints Arena and in the player safety room in NY, could not have immediately ordered him off the Penguins' bench and off the ice for further observation. Read More »

Jarrod Dyson: Dyson hits first home run Sunday vs. Jays

Right-handers Felix Hernandez (shoulder) and Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) and left-handers James Paxton (forearm) and Drew Smyly (elbow) are not expected back before June. Marcus Stroman had another strong outing, throwing 6 complete frames and allowing just 2 earned runs, 8 hits and striking out 9 in the outing. Stroman struck out nine, one shy of his season high. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers keep rolling for 3-0 series lead

James top-scored once more for Cleveland, shooting 35 points. Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sustained a sprained left ankle, was still in pain on Thursday and is questionable for Game 3 on Friday. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 15.8 points and 5.9 assists. A pair of 3-pointers by Korver in the final minute of the third quarter helped the Cavaliers take a 79-77 lead into the fourth quarter. Read More »

Mills helps Spurs close out Rockets

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Wright . "It could be said that (the Spurs ) should win", D'Antoni told USA TODAY Sports last week before Game 3 . Pat Beverley can run the team a little bit. The lone remaining member of their old-school trio, 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, pulled off a vintage performance in Game 5 that brought them to this point. Read More »

Celtics fans chant 'F--- you' at Wizards' Kelly Oubre

But as important as their individual performances were, it was their collective effort that was impressive and in what was the biggest game of the season for Boston , an absolute requirement for them to emerge with the win. Horford, the Celtics' center, connected on all but one of his nine field goal attempts for 19 points including three three-pointers. "Tonight it happened to be me, next game it could be Marcus Smart ". Read More »

Arsenal's 'fighting spirit' has returned, says manager Arsene Wenger

It seems as though Arsene Wenger is trying to take part of the blame for Ozil's upturn in fortunes following the switch in formation, but it could also be fair to place some of the blame on the manager for his struggles this term. "I just think he has shown again that it's not only about talent, but it's as well about desire and fighting, and he has that as well". Earlier in the day, reports in France had even suggested that Wenger has already agreed a one-year deal to remain in charge at ... Read More »

Juan Mata on positives of Arsenal defeat

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I think Jones, Smalling, Mata were unbelievable, the way they performed after seven weeks of being out. Seventeen matches with 16 players is completely impossible. "So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well."Arsenal were not better than us in my opinion but congratulations". Read More »