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Author: 0 Hazard, Costa put Blues a step closer to Eden

The match at Stamford Bridge was his 85th league appearance, making him the fastest Chelsea player to reach 50 goals. The slump in Costa's form coincided with speculation at the start of 2017 that the often tempestuous striker was on the verge of signing a lucrative contract with a club in China's burgeoning Super League.

Author: 0 Ramos-Vinolas Stuns Murray in Monte Carlo

The Croatian reached the last eight after beating No. 9 Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 (0). "It was a tough first match ", he told Sky Sports . "I wasn't going to play if I didn't feel like I could serve properly", Murray added. The unseeded Indo-Uruguay pair fought past its rival 6-3, 6-7 (7), [10-2] in an hour and 27 minutes. But then Edmund unleashed the same hidden, hard-to-read forehand that gave Novak Djokovic fits back at Indian Wells, and slugged himself right back in the match , ...

Author: 0 Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick

The Cleveland Browns didn't shock the world with the top selection, but it didn't take long for the 2017 NFL Draft to bring the fireworks. The Browns, however, passed on him with the No. "He has the potential to be a championship quarterback", Pace said. There are likely a few teams that will make a push to acquire the pick, but at this point it doesn't sound like a trade is close.

Sport NFL Draft Could Contain Surprises in Later Rounds
Author: 0 NFL Draft Could Contain Surprises in Later Rounds

This can be done at any point during the draft, up to the time a particular pick is scheduled to be made. Ross has dealt with several knee injuries over the course of his career and Mayock reported that teams have dropped Ross down or completely off their draft boards as a result.

Author: 0 Mourinho defends United approach, hails spirit after derby draw

Jose Mourinho's Red Devils conjured only a few shots on goal in the eventual 0-0 draw suggesting to former City midfielder Lampard that they set themselves up simply to gain a point from the Manchester derby. There have been other occasions this season when Fellaini has become a nuisance the opposition can not handle, but after his moment of madness against City, United will be denied their Plan B in their next three games.

Author: 0 Myles Garrett found out he was selected by Browns from Jim Brown

Garrett said the call from the Browns came on his mom's phone because his had "disappeared" during the watch party. However, Buffalo realized that they have a number of holes to fill in this draft, and made the best move possible to address as many of their needs as possible.

Sport Maple Leafs enter off-season with many questions on defence
Author: 0 Maple Leafs enter off-season with many questions on defence

I think for us the future is definitely bright. Teams have iced rosters for full seasons without captains in recent years, but seeing a team suggest that there's a possibility of going two seasons without one is surprising. "I think the way I said it was when you have someone down, and you have a chance to step on them, you step on them or they might get up and kill you", Babcock said.

Author: 0 Why I snubbed Guardiola for Mourinho - Eric Bailly

Aguero was on target for the fifth game in a row when he scored in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal and the 28-year-old insists there was no issue with manager Pep Guardiola during his time out of the team. City will face off against their neighbours United in a clash which could prove decisive among the race for Champions League qualification, yet Guardiola himself does not believe everything is at stake in Friday morning's encounter.

Author: 0 Sam Allardyce wants relegation talk put to bed against Burnley

Mamadou Sakho has been vast in the club's push for survival, but even without their star man in the heart of the defence, they can still compete with the league's big boys at the top of the table. Asked if the chance to ensure supremacy over Arsenal might fire up his players too much, Pochettino called for calm. "It was a very tough game and we fought well, the whole team, the subs as well", Eriksen added.

Author: 0 Orioles' Zach Britton Calls Out Dustin Pedroia After Manny Machado Dust-Up

Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado avoids being hit by a pitch thrown by Boston Red Sox's Matt Barnes during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017 , in Baltimore. They meet May 1 at Fenway Park. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi opened the game with back-to-back singles, and Mookie Betts launched a three-run homer to left field.

Author: 0 Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move

Two witnesses in the hotel room, which was in Conley's name, told police that an assault did not occur. There was no charge or arrest. It may have been the only reason he was still available for the Raiders when they made their selection at 24th overall.

Sport Eagles draft defensive end Derek Barnett from Tennessee
Author: 0 Eagles draft defensive end Derek Barnett from Tennessee

Even though some other defensive players climbed over Barnett in the lead-up to the draft, his college production points to a force in the trenches that opposing offenses will have to game-plan against. "He fits our scheme, he fits the culture we're trying to build". Derek Barnett competes during Tennessee's NFL Pro Day, . "I want to win a championship here".

Author: 0 Falcons make 1st round move, get UCLA defensive end McKinley

He also tallied 18 tackles for loss and six pass breakups. "Ascending edge prospect who racked up impressive TFL and sack numbers this year despite a relatively raw approach and skill set". Dimitroff also said, via The Atlanta Journal Constitution , "Of course, I've said this time and again: We aren't looking for angels". Amid a flurry of offers, the Browns held onto their pick and selected one of the most promising members from their 2016 class, pass-rushing defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.

Author: 0 Countdown to the Browns' Draft Day decisions

Trubisky has been considered the top quarterback in the draft and was reportedly coveted by the Cleveland Browns , the most quarterback-hungry team in the league. ESPN's Adam Schefter also said Wednesday that the Browns have their eye on Trubisky. NFL.com draft experts Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah and Charlie Casserly all still have Garrett in the top spot (as of this writing).

Sport The atmosphere for Game 3 in Milwaukee was unbelievable
Author: 0 The atmosphere for Game 3 in Milwaukee was unbelievable

Six months have now passed since the Snell-for-Carter-Williams deal and, while MCW continues to come off the bench in Chicago, Snell continues to be a productive starter in Milwaukee . If the Bucks didn't know that, then they weren't listening to what the embarrassed Raptors were saying after Thursday night's rout. "Hopefully our crowd will come out (Monday night) and be the same way, which I know they will".

Sport Alexis Sanchez closes in on Emmanuel Adebayor's nine-year Arsenal record
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez closes in on Emmanuel Adebayor's nine-year Arsenal record

Under fire Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger sprang a surprise in the away match against Middlesbrough , by opting for a back three for the first time since his early days in charge in 1996. " Middlesbrough gave everything. It's one of their last chances to stay in the league". Bellerin was sidelined for a month in November due to an ankle injury that resurfaced in January causing him to miss Arsenal's FA Cup win over Preston North End and league win over Swansea City.

Sport Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft
Author: 0 Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft

As a redshirt sophomore in 2016, Humphrey earned FWAA first-team All-American accolades after helping guide an Alabama defense that ranked first in the nation in points allowed. Humphrey is going to be a starting cornerback for a long time. The selection was announced by 14-year-old T.J. Owuanibe, who two years ago was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Author: 0 Raiders select Gareon Conley with 24th pick of National Football League draft

We feel we have the ideal environment for his development. "He's special", Coughlin said. Sure, Peppers was an athletic marvel for the Wolverines, but what position does he play? Perhaps most interestingly, the Bears, who have a long-running issue - they haven't had a Pro Bowl QB for three decades - got their guy only because the 49ers let them have him.

Sport Carrick sees point gained for United in Manchester derby draw
Author: 0 Carrick sees point gained for United in Manchester derby draw

The Belgian was dismissed when, moments after being booked for a foul on Sergio Aguero, he tripped the Argentine and then, in clear view of referee Martin Atkinson, confronted him by pushing his forehead towards the City forward who fell. PEP GUARDIOLA was left frustrated last night as Manchester City failed to beat ten-man neighbours United. "The team is in trouble and has a lot of problems, to play the way we did shows resilience and character".

Sport Rafael Nadal reaches quarterfinals in Barcelona Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal reaches quarterfinals in Barcelona Open

World No. 1 Andy Murray is in the quarterfinals. "This place has meant a lot to me since forever, and [that] the club has chose to name the centre court with my name makes it even more special". Murray was originally going to skip the Barcelona Open but chose to play after that loss to Ramos-Vinolas. The Barcelona Open quarterfinals are set.

Sport Messi scores twice again as Barcelona routs Osasuna 7-1
Author: 0 Messi scores twice again as Barcelona routs Osasuna 7-1

Luciano Never scored on either side of Miguel Angel Guerrero's goal as Leganes ended a four game losing streak with a result which also mathematically condemns Osasuna to second division for next season. Zidane was without the injured Gareth Bale and the suspended Sergio Ramos. A combination of a post and Sirigu prevented Javier Mascherano from heading home to restore the two-goal cushion, before Ter Stegen had to beat away a stinging effort from Torres.

Author: 0 Wednesday's NBA playoffs: Celtics beat Bulls, take 3-2 lead in series

Game five was the first time that the Celtics did not give up a 20 point lead in one of their victories, but they landed in a similar spot when the fourth quarter started. The Celtics have been dominant in their three wins during the series, claiming victory by an average margin of 12.3 points per game and covering as betting favorites in each contest.

Sport Crosby vs. Ovechkin
Author: 0 Crosby vs. Ovechkin "Rivalry" Misses the Point

And the games weren't exactly low-scoring, either, with Pittsburgh winning one game 8-7 and Washington winning one 7-1. Marc-Andre Fleury may be a new playoff face for Holtby and the rest of the Capitals , but the same can not not be said for captain Alexander Ovechkin .

Author: 0 Cavs sweep Pacers 4-0

The Cavaliers appeared ready to cruise to the sweep when they went up 96-83 with 9:29 left in the game. "Our bench definitely got the game ball", James said on the postgame interview podium. He also set a league record with his 10th career playoff sweep. Kyrie Irving added 28 points for Cleveland, which outscored the Pacers 23-10 at the foul line.

Author: 0 LeBron, Cavaliers Hold Off Pacers For First-Round Sweep

Three nights after the Pacers lost a 25-point halftime lead, they erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit Sunday before falling short in the end. But eight days later, the Cavs win four in a row and will likely wait a week for either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors.

Author: 0 Rising Bucks leave Raptors with a broken feeling in Game 3

The Raptors were losing the vast majority of those battles in Game 3 but in Game 4, looking squarely at a potential 3-1 deficit in a league where 3-1 nearly automatically gets you an early start on the golf season, they turned it up about three notches to not just match the Bucks physicality but surpass it.

Sport Eagles Draft Picks 2017: Grade Philadelphia's pick of Derek Barnett
Author: 0 Eagles Draft Picks 2017: Grade Philadelphia's pick of Derek Barnett

The humble pass rusher, who broke Reggie White's sack record at Tennessee, is the type of player that exemplifies what the Eagles are looking for, according to Roseman. Does that mean that Barnett is a Douglas guy and not Roseman guy? I think he has the ability to be a great run defender", but let's be honest: "This could take some time.

Sport Reynolds will change culture at Tigers
Author: 0 Reynolds will change culture at Tigers

With room in the salary cap freed up by the impending departures of Aaron Woods, James Tedesco and Mitchell Moses, the Tigers had space to make a play for talented playmaker Reynolds. Reynolds, who has played all seven seasons of his NRL career at the Bulldogs, said last month the thought of leaving the club made him feel sick in the stomach.

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Author: 0 Guardiola "satisfied" with derby draw; "It's not easy" to play United

A give-and-go with Aguero two minutes before the break sent him through for City's outstanding chance of the first period but he, too, placed his shot over. 24 - Manchester United have equalled their record for the longest unbeaten run within a single top-flight season (24 games). "We tried to have the ball and attack like we have tried to do all season", Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said.

Sport Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep
Author: 0 Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep

Pittsburgh won the game 5-4 in overtime for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. The Penguins found the key to getting past Bobrovsky in Game 3, even on the road, and should have no problem figuring it out again in Game 4. It's not the only reason Columbus controlled the possession for long stretches, but it certainly didn't help the Penguins generate their own pressure.

Author: 0 Wayne Rooney insists he still has a lot to offer Man Utd

Three points will put City in third place above Liverpool, and with a game in hand on the Reds. "This is not about Pep (Guardiola), this is not about City, it is about fighting for objectives". No, but I feel it was a situation he could have and should have removed Pogba from as a manager. "If you play without wingers, more narrow, they can play", Guardiola said.

Sport Pregnancy: Serena Williams to miss rest of season
Author: 0 Pregnancy: Serena Williams to miss rest of season

This will be her first child with fiancé and co-founder of Reddit , Alexis Ohanian. The great Kim Clijsters stepped away from tennis in 2005 for more than two years, and during her hiatus she gave birth to her daughter. But none of that is even the point: Serena Williams' career and career choices are entirely her own. The WTA tour has been unpredictable this year but it will be interesting to see, who will be able to step up and win Grand Slam titles in Williams' absence.

Author: 0 Warriors run away and hide from Trail Blazers to complete sweep

The Warriors jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the game's first three minutes and never looked back. Golden State's players praised Brown for stepping into a lead role with short notice. They finished with an National Basketball Association playoff record-tying 45 points in the period. For the third game in row, Steph Curry top-scored for the 2015 Champions, scoring 37 points.

Sport Gareon Conley to meet with police Monday on rape accusation
Author: 0 Gareon Conley to meet with police Monday on rape accusation

Without Lynch on board, they would've needed to target a power back to replace the departed Latavius Murray and go along with 5-foot-8 speedsters DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Hayden was the 12th overall pick in 2013 but was hindered by injuries and missed 19 games over four seasons in Oakland before the team cut ties with him this offseason.

Author: 0 Gorman: Hornqvist helps Penguins set tone against Capitals

Capitals fans are often pleading for him to shoot, and he picked the flawless moment to do just that, with Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned toward Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen on the left side as Niskanen sent the ideal pass to Kuznetsov waiting on the right side.

Sport Pakistan recall Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal for Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan recall Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal for Champions Trophy

Perhaps Inzamam-arguably one of the finest batsmen Pakistan ever produced who intimidated many a bowling line-ups-is smitten by the name Akmal, which means flawless, although there is nothing ideal about either Kamran or Umar as cricketers on most occasions and of late when it comes to representing Pakistan .

Sport NBA fines Oubre Jr. for kicking ball into stands
Author: 0 NBA fines Oubre Jr. for kicking ball into stands

Afterward, Millsap was quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as saying, "The difference in the game was we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA". The first three games of the playoffs were a roller coaster ride for Atlanta, something that mirrors most of the regular season. At the start, the Hawks played simple, unselfish basketball and found open shooters beyond the arc.

Sport Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book
Author: 0 Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

He's started just once since April 11 and has gone 0 for 13 with one walk and two RBI over that span after hitting.400 over his first eight games. Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia hits a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, April 26, 2017 , in Milwaukee.

Sport Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open
Author: 0 Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova beat Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets. Having beaten Roberta Vinci in her first match after a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday, Sharapova reigned supreme over Makarova, edging the first set 7-5 before cruising the second 6-1.

Author: 0 Browns take Myles Garrett, as expected

Obviously, based on that report, Trubisky will go no later than pick No. 12 if the Browns are unable to move up. No one knows what the Browns might do in the first round . In a mild surprise, the Cincinnati Bengals took Washington wide receiver John Ross , who set the land speed record at the Combine earlier this year.

Author: 0 When is the 2017 NFL Draft?

These concerns can vary by team, but a front office worrying about a player's character can cause a major shake-up in the draft. "What Derek is highly proficient at is the top of his rush". "Also, I can help the run there". But with glaring needs at safety, cornerback, five-technique and tight end, and possibly a serious need at left tackle and wide receiver, I believe he has deemed Watson a luxury at No.

Sport Barcelona in seventh heaven as they help send Osasuna down
Author: 0 Barcelona in seventh heaven as they help send Osasuna down

Ramos was dismissed with 13 minutes remaining in the pivotal La Liga clash for a wild lunge at Lionel Messi but Roberts clearly felt the performance still deserved some recognition as she comically told the Spaniard: 'You played incredible tonight'.

Sport Ramos To Serve One Match Ban
Author: 0 Ramos To Serve One Match Ban

But as Ramos prepares to pose with Roberts for a photo of the two together, the Oscar victor blurted out some rather unwarranted praise to the defender. Mascherano emphatically dispatched the penalty to score in his 320th match for Barcelona . Suarez was rested by coach Luis Enrique in Wednesday's game.

Sport Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1
Author: 0 Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1

And we all have to admit, it should be a great series, worthy of everyone's attention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist covers the net during NHL hockey practice in Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. It certainly is possible. While his play improved late in the series against Montreal, Kreider endured a frustrating opening round. This is going to be a low-scoring series, generally.

Sport Israel shoots down 'target' over Golan heights: Army
Author: 0 Israel shoots down 'target' over Golan heights: Army

In January, Syria sent two letters to the United Nations calling on the worldwide community to "punish" Israel, accused its southern neighbor of having launched air strikes against a military base in the western suburbs of its capital. The Shiite group is aligned with Iran and is fighting in Syria alongside forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Hezbollah and Israel fought each other in the 2006 Lebanon War.

Author: 0 Garry Ringrose was very close to making the 41-man Lions squad

Hansen said: "There are always going to be surprises, with some people being selected and some people not being selected". The All Blacks coach was clearly prepared to put the pressure on the visitors with his comments and wasn't shy on his opinion of what style of rugby the world champions will face come the first Test on June 24 - and he doesn't think it will be too expansive.

Sport Twitter plans to broadcast live videos all day, every day
Author: 0 Twitter plans to broadcast live videos all day, every day

For Twitter , the window of profit lies in the 15 - 30 seconds unskippable ads that it would play in between the videos, for which the advertisers would pay. Shows like The Rally - a cheap-to-produce, laid-back version of ESPN's Sportscenter - give Twitter the less polished, less expensive programming it needs to fill its airtime.

Author: 0 Nick Bonino's Third-Period Goal Lifts Penguins Over Capitals In Game 1

Alex Ovechkin countered with Washington's first goal at 18:27 of the second period. Draisaitl leads Oilers to Game 1 win over Ducks ANAHEIM, Calif. Then another Capitals mistake allowed Scott Wilson to find Bonino in some open ice, and the third-line center beat Braden Holtby with 7:24 left for the Game 1 victor.

Author: 0 Fellaini sent off as United hold on for goalless draw at City

City was forced into a goalkeeper change in the later stages, as Bravo exited in the 79th minute with an apparent left calf injury. United manager Jose Mourinho didn't criticize his midfielder for his recklessness, saying Fellaini felt he was sent off only because of his reputation and Aguero perhaps overreacted.