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Preds' Johansen diagnosed with rare syndrome

The smooth center has played a major role in Nashville's transformation into a serious Stanley Cup contender ever since his arrival in a high-profile trade with Columbus in January 2016. With both Fisher and Johansen out, the Predators were down two of their top-3 centres. Aberg was eventually removed from the Predators bench to undergo protocol. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets to reach Madrid final

After watching Real Madrid playing in La Liga, Nadal trotted along to press where, as always, e had to bat away the speculation of the Ultimate Decimal. "It was a final of a Masters 1000, my first one, against the best player on this surface ever". "I will plan to play Rome, but we'll see." said the Japanese. Read More »

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

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Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years to renew scrutiny of Arsene Wenger despite a 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday. Chelsea's 30th win of the campaign was sealed by Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez and a double from Michy Batshuayi. On his ambitions for the close-season transfer window, Koeman said: "First of all we need more numbers in to be prepared for a long, tough season with different competitions". Read More »

Ranveer Singh celebrates Mumbai Indians' IPL win atop a vehicle

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Smith's leadership, MS Dhoni's big-game nous - and lack of ego after he was removed from the captaincy - and Stephen Fleming's coaching have all played a big part in Pune's excellent season. The Bengal batsman has been a steady provider of runs in the middle order and has often pulled the team out of a crisis. Mumbai were reeling at 79-7 but Krunal Pandya topscored for them with a belligerent 47 before falling to the final delivery of the innings. Read More »

Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

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Pereira was named as a substitute in January's FA Cup win over Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford and is regarded as one of United's finest young goalkeepers. At the end of the first half, Michael Carrick came on for Pogba and moments later Anthony Martial entered for Jesse Lingard. We will have Demi Mitchell, Scott McTominay , Josh Harrop , Matty Willock, Angel Gomes and Zachary Dearnley. Read More »

Celtics come back from 21-point deficit to stun Cavs

So will the memory of this one. The Cavaliers dropped to 10-1 in the postseason with their first loss since Game 4 of last year's Finals. The mysterious low energy Game 5 against the Celtics in 2010, in which he was a stunning nonfactor. What made the win so stunning? We had a few bad turnovers offensively that we could do better. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Cleveland . The Celtics said Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals ... Read More »

La Liga win is bigger than World Cup-Zidane

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Late goals have been a theme of Real Madrid's season, and that theme has continued past the turn of the year into 2017. If Ronaldo doesn't get you and the clock is ticking into stoppage time , it is most likely Sergio Ramos will. For those who believe anything is possible with the players at Zidane's disposal, it is worth noting that was a feat beyond coaching greats such as Fabio Capello, Vicente del Bosque, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho during their stints at the Bernabeu. Read More »

LeBron James not interested in this reporter's question following Game 3

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Sunday revealed the team's star point guard will visit specialists beginning Monday to determine the next course of action in his recovery from a right hip injury. Jerebko was plus-22 in plus/minus over 12:32. "Yeah, I think they would have beaten all those teams, too", he said, drawing laughter. "Guys just continue to stay ready. Read More »

National Hockey League playoff schedule 2017: It's a Game 7 doubleheader

It was also pretty much a continuation of what we saw from the Penguins in their first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and it was worth asking if they could continue to scratch out wins playing that way (and we did ask it). Those struggles are more happenstance than predictive going forward, though. There's not much a goalie can do against 2-on-1s and breakaways. The Pens fought hard to stay in the game, though the first period ended with the lone Caps goal. Read More »

Penguins fire on all cylinders in Game 5

As the Senators noted, they're in good shape and nothing has been decided. And finally, finding a way to make the Penguins pay for taking penalties might be the biggest key for the Senators to come home with the series lead . Prediction: Take the Penguins to win tonight. Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way they've always responded since Mike Sullivan took over as head coach almost 18 months ago: like champions. Read More »

Royal Mo suffers fracture during workout

Royal Mo underwent surgery at the world-famous New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's facility in Kennett Square, Pa. It's hard to believe it's been 22 years since Thunder Gulch powered down the Churchill Downs stretch on his way to a 2 ¼ length win in the Kentucky Derby . Read More »

Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

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Also on Sunday Atletico Madrid said farewell to their beloved Vicente Calderon stadium in the most fitting manner with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao thanks to a double by homegrown hero Fernando Torres on Sunday before they move to a new ground. Read More »

Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need surgery

After Celtics coach Brad Stevens finished detailing the hip injury that leaves Isaiah Thomas questionable moving forward and after he tried to explain how his team had just endured the most lopsided loss by a No. "Just another chip on his shoulder, which helps us", Smith said. But 10 seconds was all the Celtics would need to get it done, as Bradley won the game on a last second three. Read More »

Penguins strike early, rout Senators in Game 5

He did say after the game that he will be available for Game 6, and, in previous instances in these playoffs, has taken the opportunity to rest his injured foot in lieu of logging meaningless minutes. Dominant from the opening faceoff to the final whistle, the Penguins moved within one game of a return trip to the Cup final by overwhelming the Senators with wave after wave of pressure, the kind that became the club's trademark during its sprint to a fourth championship last spring. Read More »

Celtics' Thomas out for playoffs

You can listen to Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics live streaming as well as all of the other 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. The Celtics outscored the Cavaliers 61-42 in the second half. "You know that in a big moment, that kid will make shots", Stevens said. "But we still had a 20-point lead". Read More »

Gallery: Chelsea Lift League Title As Emotional Terry Bids Farewell

Chelsea's Victor Moses in action with Sunderland's Bryan Oviedo. The third Chelsea goal was a gift. "On behalf of myself, the players and the supporters, thank you very much". Once again, Conte managed his substitutions superbly with Pedro and Batshuayi coming off the bench to score. "In Lecce I have my parents and, for sure, I hope to spend a bit of time there on my holidays, to stay in Turin also". Read More »

Juve Back In Champions League final

The 39-year-old was in goal as Juventus lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final at Berlin's Olympiastadion and didn't expect to have another shot at European glory. However, the Bianconeri have strengthened as well, signing Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic - to name only a few. It remains to be seen whether Monaco's leading lights will still be at Stade Louis II next season, with Jardim himself also linked with a move away, but the Portuguese was happy to ... Read More »

Title Madrid's to lose - Zidane

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According to Mundo Deportivo, Real bought Isco from Malaga in 2013 for 27 million Euro plus 3 million in bonuses. And afterwards Zidane admitted it was imperative that a club of Real's stature should re-assert their domestic dominance. "I have won everything with this club, this shirt but to win La Liga is the best of all". "This is the happiest day in my professional career". Against Malaga , Zidane's men will surely believe they can clinch the title. Read More »

Mumbai Indians win IPL, beating Supergiant by 1 run in final

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I was sure he'd deliver tonight. "It was a great effort by the team , hats off to them". I am very happy. His 26-ball unbeaten 40 in the previous game was a proof of his game-changing ability. The plan was to not give them boundaries. Mumbai were under pressure at 16 for 2 in 5 overs before Rohit picked up Lockie Ferguson for some special treatment, hitting four boundaries to get a move on. Read More »

Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

He was overtaken by Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals, and since winning Doha at the start of this year, had suffered early losses and an elbow injury, and his disrupted season was compounded ahead of Madrid with the announcement of a parting of the ways with his long-term coaching team. Read More »

Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal

That combined with the fact the Senators play a system that just isn't going to allow too much offense on the rush means Crosby and his linemates will have to generate in other areas at even strength. Mattias Ekholm has had an outstanding series against the Ducks, totaling four assists, seven blocks and 11 SOG in four games (4.3 DraftKings points per game). Read More »

Super fight: 'Canelo' Alvarez will face "GGG" Golovkin

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During his postfight interview following his unanimous decision shutout of Chavez, Alvarez announced that he will fight Gennady Golovkin in September. The middleweight bout went the full 12 rounds, but there was only ever going to be one victor on Cinco de Mayo weekend as Canelo improved to 49-1-1. Read More »

Mourinho: Inexperienced Manchester United line-up not ideal for Palace match

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That's what I did and it helped me progress in the game. After his side played a boring goalless draw on Wednesday night against Southampton , Mourinho also asked the coach of Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce to go easy in the match. I have to stand up and say that my boys deserve all my respect, and with my boys I will walk to Stockholm . "The last thing I would want is a manager who is continuously telling me I'm exhausted". Read More »

Liverpool in Champions League after beating Middlesbrough

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Chelsea is chasing a double. Daniel Sturridge has insisted that he expects to be at Liverpool next season in the aftermath of their 3-0 Premier League win against Middlesbrough on Sunday. Wenger didn't even join in, remaining on the touchline with his arms folded. Blues boss Antonio Conte paid a fitting tribute to Terry, taking him off in the 26th minute - matching his shirt number - and Chelsea's players formed a guard of honour as he walked off to a standing ovation by the capacity ... Read More »

Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

The IndyCar Series was overtaken by a new tag-team Saturday - Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport . I went one gear down and started to pick up speed again. "There is still tomorrow, of course, so doing the best we can on Sunday is what really matters". He'll start fourth, the inside of Row 2. "It's what this season has been for us so far", Bourdais said on Friday. Read More »

Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger

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They are now three points behind West Brom, who are in eighth place, and the Saints will be looking to win this match which is their game in hand on the teams above them. After coming close to setting a Premier League record for assists in a single season last term, Ozil has enjoyed his best goalscoring form since moving to North London this season but his attitude has been critics. Read More »

Champions Chelsea give ideal send-off to John Terry

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Chelsea had already won the Premier League title under the stewardship of Antonio Conte by reverting to a 3-4-3 system a few months back. Like all decent people/football fans, I hate John Terry. One of my greatest non-Newcastle football memories was when John Terry cost Chelsea the Champions League. Sunderland held out until the break and started the second half brightly, with Jack Rodwell forcing Courtois into an excellent save. Read More »

Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years

Plus, recruiting new players will be less dependent on possible playing time that the Englishman may cut into since a Champions League club under a dynamic manager can nearly sell itself. Arsenal finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea. That is where the brunt of the supporters' frustrations lie. For most Gooners, Europa League football is the final nail in the coffin regardless of the outcome of the FA Cup final. Read More »

NBA playoffs 2017 LeBron James turns Game 3 warmup into dance party

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Injuries are part of the game and non one can change that. "I think every year he's the MVP and you could give him the award every year if you wanted to". Double Love: Kevin Love continued to play strong scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds on 12-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-6 from three-point range. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte jokes about Diego Costa buffet jaunt — SNAPPED

Terry has made 715 appearances for Chelsea during a glittering career which has amassed five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League. " Other than that, no one's got even close to the amount of players you can stick that many in ", Nevin added. Terry says the experience has been an eye-opening one and will serve him well as the 36-year-old looks to become a manager. Read More »

Sandro: Hopefully I'll score against Madrid & hand the title to Barcelona

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Real needed just a point to be assured of the title and any lingering nerves were dispelled within seconds. He has refereed Real Madrid four times with two victories, one draw and one loss. Malaga are on a good run of form, though, so Madrid can't just expect to waltz through this match . "This group deserved to win the league", Ramos told reporters. Read More »

Oilers vs. Ducks: Score, Stats & Highlights

They swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round and then polished off a very good St. Louis Blues team. How it happened: The well-rested Predators , who had three more days off than the Ducks , had their legs moving early. Almost half of the third period went by before someone could find the back of the net, and that someone was Hampus Lindholm, who scored his first postseason goal of the year to tie the game at two. Read More »

Lakers turn attention to scheduling workouts with top players

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Ultimately the Ball family was just as excited as fans were last night. The other time was 1950 when Boston picked Chuck Share, who never played a game for the team. "Number 2. I tell it like it is baby, here we come", LaVar said. They appeared to get what they wanted. Because of the ridiculous cap-clearing trade that the Kings made with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015 (a deal that only cleared a few million more than Sacramento could have simply by waiving the players it dealt away), the ... Read More »