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Yankees-Cubs heading to 17th inning

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The starters have a 4.64 ERA, which is 24th in baseball. He recorded just 1 out and was charged with 5 runs and 6 hits. I'm not going to lie to you I turned this game off the minute Ellsbury hit the home run to put them up 4-1. Yes, miracles do happen. The 28-year-old righty has endured a ton of inconsistencies since the second-half of last season, but the Cubs can hardly afford to get more performances like that from their middle relievers. Read More »

Capitals force Game 7 against the Penguins

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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was busier, stopping 21 of 26 Washington shots. Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, battles for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47), of Russian Federation, during the second period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington . Read More »

Hull loses to increase relegation fears

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Hull head to Crystal Palace on Sunday, a day after Swansea will have taken on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Last-placed Sunderland is already down. Just hours after the final whistle in Hull , there was even worse news for the Tigers from the Liberty Stadium as Swansea climbed out of the bottom three. Read More »

Fit-again Rohit, Shami in Champions Trophy squad (Second Lead)

India has never lost a game against Pakistan in an ICC tournament and let's pray that the legacy continues. They play Pakistan in their first game on June 4 at Edgbaston. He swings the ball both ways and will be hard to contend with in conditions that should favour him. The more he plays, it is better for him. Shikhar Dhawan's selection too reflects consistency. Read More »

After their late, late show, Cubs, Yankees back at it again

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Rizzo getting hit was a pivotal moment in the game last night. Thames had gone 4-for-27 in his last seven games. "It's as simple as that". Opponents have pounded them in the first inning to the tune of a major league-leading 41 runs and 11 homers through 31 games. Read More »

Indians-Tigers series finale called off due to rain

Cabrera played in 158 games previous year, hitting.316 with 38 home runs and 108 RBIs. Cody Allen walked two in the ninth but struck out Jim Adduci with the tying run on third to end it. Cleveland held Detroit to an average of 2.3 runs in those 14 victories. Cabrera made it 4-1 in the third, hitting a line drive off the bullpen shelter beyond the left-field fence for his sixth career homer against Kluber. Read More »

Always Dreaming wins the 2017 Kentucky Derby

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Despite winning a record seven Eclipse Awards for Top Trainer and ranking as the leading purse victor in history at age 49, Pletcher is the guy who's saddled nearly 50 horses for the Kentucky Derby and won just once. "We've won a lot of Kentucky Derbies", Bonomo said. The win is Pletcher's second Derby victory. "It's become a little more respectable now". Dubai invader Thunder Snow was pulled up shortly after the start, but appeared to be OK after the race. Read More »

Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

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There was a collective gasp as Spurs fans watched Parker in agony on the floor of the AT&T Center. Parker, Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are also the only players in league history with at least 4,000 points and 1,000 assists. But we have to keep going". James Harden exploded for 43 points in a losing effort for Houston. He should rise to the occasion when called upon. That's it. Read More »

Aldridge shines with 26, Spurs win Game 3, 103-92

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When we continue to play fast and score over 120 points, it's our day to win. And unlike in Game 3 , Harden was more decisive in attacking the bigs and getting to the rim, leading to a layup or pass for an open three-pointer. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. He averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game during the regular season. Read More »

Leonardo Jardim: AS Monaco must believe in "5%" chance

This time , it was a cross from deep that Higuain slotted past the Monaco keeper. Juventus now have a major advantage as no semi-finalist team has ever made a comeback from 2-0 down at home after the first leg. They look machine-like in their winning approach. The Italian champion has the final in Cardiff on June 3 in its sights, with a showdown against holder Real Madrid, Higuain's former side, looking probable. Read More »

Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz 98-93 to force Game 7

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was adamant the sun would not set on Paul Pierce's National Basketball Association run in Salt Lake City on Friday night. This time , the Jazz didn't need the big-shot heroics of Joe Johnson or the presence of Gobert. It was one of his few misses under pressure in the series. Read More »

Utah Jazz: Takeaways from Game 3 loss to Golden State Warriors

This past offseason, they replaced one of their starters (Harrison Barnes) with the second-best basketball player on the planet (Kevin Durant). Kevin Durant led the way with a double-double of 38 points and 13 rebounds . He took over when his star teammates struggled. They relied on him, but also enabled him. While LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Isaiah Thomas have taken turns sharing the postseason spotlight, Durant has had a surprisingly quiet run through the first two ... Read More »

National Hockey League roundup: Capitals stave off elimination

Only twice during the regular season did Pittsburgh lose when entering the third with a lead . The Penguins, who have been outshot by large margins every single game, have been relying in large part on Marc-Andre Fleury being incredible and Holtby being human in their respective nets. Read More »

Mourinho Mocks Arsenal & Wenger

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On beating Mourinho for the first time in the PL: "Well, you know, as you said, it's between the two teams". They were walking the streets with heads low. "We're having a season where things have been a bit more hard but I'm convinced that in the coming years we can show another side". How they play matters and qualification for next season's Champions League, which will be secured if they triumph in the Europa League final in Sweden on May 24 might further expose the deficiencies of the ... Read More »

Rangers v Celtic: Chris Sutton slames Pedro Caixinha's team

The pressure on Rangers' backline was constant and on 28 minutes a deep cross from Griffiths found Sinclair unmarked and he put his volley from close range into the Copland Road Stand when it looked easier to score. "He's the one who'll assess his squad and decide where he feels he needs to strengthen". 'I know there's not been a transfer window yet but you can always judge what a manager gets out of players in that short period of time. Read More »

We Deserve To Win The Premier League- Antonio Conte

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Here's a look at how some of the Blues' key performers in the victory over Boro - namely Alonso, Azpilicueta and Pedro - reacted to the huge win on Twitter... Spurs' loss at West Ham last Friday alleviated the stress on Antonio Conte's side as well as they took full benefit to removal within touching range of a second title in 3 years. Read More »

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 Takeaways

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Hoiberg praised Thomas as an "unbelievable competitor" and a "warrior". "I guess we're doing this for him now". He's in the weight room. "Let me say this, Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player", Hoiberg said after the game . "Those things are a part of basketball, " Wade said . "KG said some inspirational words for us, and it reminded us - Celtics, we're always supposed to be the hardest playing team every single night". Read More »

Rockets lose Nene for season

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In order for the Rockets to win this series, they must play at their pace the majority of the time and hit their open shots. For a finesse team like the Rockets, losing Nene leaves them without one of their toughest players. Ryan Anderson wrapped up the scoring in that quarter with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. They stifled the Rockets offense time and time again. I know there were some bad calls made by last night's officiating crew but we can't let that dictate or allow for the team to ... Read More »

Messi passes 50-goal mark as Barcelona keep pressure on Real MAdrid

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Madrid do have a game in hand, however, so Barcelona must root for them to falter down the stretch to have any hope at winning the league. "We now have three finals left", Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. Luis Enrique compared Neymar to a ballerina after the Brazilian's fine form continued in Barcelona's 4-1 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou on Saturday. Read More »

Capitals' Game 6 win makes you wonder what Penguins have left

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The Penguins averaged 33.6 shots per game during the regular season, which ranked first overall. Pittsburgh Coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his lines after Game 5, reuniting Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel, who played an instrumental part in the team's Cup run last spring. Read More »

Capitals Breeze and Force Game 7

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However, if there's a team that's capable of doing so and one who has proven through five-straight games that they can dictate play against the mighty Penguins , it's these Capitals . That lifted the Capitals to a 2-0 lead 6:36 into the second period, and it was indicative of how the first 40 minutes had gone for the Penguins as they were repeatedly pinned in the defensive zone. Read More »

Washington Capitals overwhelm Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

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T.J. Oshie and Andre Burakovsky scored in the first two periods, and the Capitals cruised to a thoroughly dominant 5-2 victory in Game 6 on Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. That rejiggered top line continued to pose problems for the Penguins, as it accounted for two of the Capitals' goals in the third period. Kuznetsov got to a loose puck down low and scored from a tight angle to give the Capitals the lead . Read More »

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

They are 7-0 in these playoffs, 10-0 in the postseason dating back to the Finals last season. Cleveland will go for their second-straight series sweep on Sunday at 3:30 in Toronto . James started the game trailing Jordan by 211 points with 5,776 points. While James scored 35 points for the Cavaliers, Lowry did not play at all for the Raptors because of a sprained left ankle. Read More »

Eugenie Bouchard Did Not Hold Back When Asked About Maria Sharapova

Sharapova showed no sign on court rust as she dispatched world No. 36 Vinci in straight sets in Germany, setting up an all-Russia clash with Ekaterina Makarova in tomorrow's round of matches. Bouchard had an interview with TRT World on Tuesday and she slammed her former idol , calling her a cheater and saying that she should not be allowed to play tennis ever again. Read More »

With Nene, Tony Parker Gone, Spurs-Rockets Battle Man Down

It is actually a line from Diddy in the comedy "Get him to the Greek". In the space where he would normally bounce and celebrate, his face instead filled-for a brief moment-with sorrow. Harden had 12 assists after managing just five in the last game and added five rebounds. That can work to a point, but a strong wing like Harden can better contest Gasol or Aldridge's twos than either big can deter the Rockets' threes. Read More »

Caps Force Game 7, Beat Pens 5-2

He panned his own performance after Game 4 - when his coach openly said the Caps needed more from their stars - and was then bumped down to a line with Lars Eller and Tom Wilson. The Penguins, who are 4-1 at home this postseason, share a mantra as they look to eliminate Washington in six games for the second spring in a row. Read More »

Atletico seals return to Champions League after Real defeat

Champions Barca are top due to their superior head-to-head record with Real although the Madrid side, also on 81 points, have a game in hand as they bid for their first title since 2012. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the match after the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Read More »

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

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They had us going insane on the bench", added Irving. The Rockets have a chance to close out the series on Tuesday at home in Game Five. And yeah, the Cavs should be able to beat the Wizards, but the Warriors will be waiting in the Finals and they'll be heavy favorites. Read More »

No fluffed lines this time as Gonzalo Higuain rises to occasion

After praising his Bianconeri players, who are targeting a treble with the Scudetto all but secured and a Coppa Italia final showdown with Lazio on the horizon, he urged caution ahead of the Turin tie. "And Gianluigi Buffon produced some great saves". FIVE STAR MODEL - "Before we changed the form we felt that we had big players, but the combination was not flawless yet, then we went to this system, with Mandzukic running a lot and Higuain having more space". Read More »

Utah Jazz fall in game 3 against Golden State Warriors

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The Jazz's starting point guard has missed the last two games while dealing with soreness in his big toe. Despite winning by double digits, it was a rough game to watch. There is a vast gulf in talent in this match-up, which is not to take anything away from the Jazz's accomplishments this season. This is why they went after him. Read More »

Sidney Crosby Star forward back on ice following concussion

He was eventually told that it would be best if he stopped playing and he did a month later. As it turns out, they didn't need them. The Penguins took a 2-0 lead early in the second period on goals from Patric Hornqvist and playoff dynamo Jake Guentzel, who has eight goals in nine games, only to have the Capitals tie things up later in the period. Read More »

Royal Challengers vs Kings XI

The Knight Riders have 16 points and are second behind the Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers Bangalore did not have a very pleasing journey. The down-and-out Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kings XI Punjab in match number 43 of IPL 2017 in Bengaluru today. Read More »

Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

Harden, was all alone on the offense for the Rockets for much of the game, finishing with 43 points on 14 of 28 shooting (50 percent) while the other four starters shot just 37 percent for the game. Now, Houston will have to cope without him for longer. The Rockets will win this series if they can continue to trade threes for twos, and that's whether Harrell's on the court or not. Read More »