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Sport 'Best ever' Messi turns tables on Madrid
Author: 0 'Best ever' Messi turns tables on Madrid

Gibson told the La Liga Weekly Podcast: "If Real Madrid don't win anything, the big question would be, "Will Zidane stay?' Without thinking, we all say, 'Of course he wouldn't". Former Liverpool forward Suarez was quoted on Barcelona's official website as saying: "It's time to enjoy beating a direct opponent, Madrid . I don't talk about the referees because they can make mistakes like any of us and I'm never going to discuss it".

Author: 0 Ramos-Vinolas breaks new ground in Monte Carlo

He is now tied with Guillermo Vilas for most clay titles, and a win here will mean he will hold the most outright. Roland Garros and the 2017 French Open await Nadal in a month's time, but before then, this week's Barcelona Open could provide the ideal warm-up to flawless his craft further on his favourite surface.

Sport Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup
Author: 0 Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

Bitter from the end result of Game 6, a 2-1 overtime defeat which ended a closely-matched first round series with the heavily favoured Washington Capitals . The Senators , who hadn't won a postseason series since 2013, will play the Rangers in the second round. Boston's Drew Stafford opened the scoring with a power-play goal just 1:47 before the end of the first period.

Sport Nadal and Murray advance to 3rd round in Barcelona Open
Author: 0 Nadal and Murray advance to 3rd round in Barcelona Open

With Federer taking some time off to rest and is not completely sure regarding participating in the French Open, Nadal has every chance of overtaking him by the time he rejoins the Tour as he could garner a total of 2500 points provided he wins the Barcelona Open, Madrid Masters, and the Rome Masters.

Author: 0 Monte Carlo Masters: Albert Ramos-Vinolas knocks out Andy Murray

Djokovic last played on the ATP Tour more than a month ago - although he did emerge to lead a Serbian Davis Cup win this month - and sat out the Miami Open last month with an elbow injury. Leading 4-0, the Briton looked in slight of clinching victory but would go onto lose seven of the last eight games to hand control to the Spaniard.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger drops huge hint over Arsenal future in summer transfer admission

ALEXIS SANCHEZ was the hero as Arsenal downed Manchester City and set their sights on winning the FA Cup for Arsene Wenger. "People who look under the bonnet will see things really aren't running properly". City were restricted to three shots on target, while Arsenal's equaliser came from a cross by one wing back ― man of the match Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ― to the other, Nacho Monreal.

Author: 0 LeBron James Traveled Before Go-Ahead 3-Pointer in Game 4

LeBron James dominated with 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals while Kyrie Irving scored 28. James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists to carry Cleveland to the win, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both on the bench for a good part of the run.

Sport Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night
Author: 0 Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night

And this is who I do it for. Takk McKinley made a promise to his grandmother, the grandmother that rescued him from an abusive home and took him to Richmond, Calif. A promise was made, and a promise was kept. McKinley agreed, adding, "I love you, Grandma, this is only the beginning". If you're not sure where to watch the NFL Draft picks or just need a reminder, then head over to ESPN or the NFL Network.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton accepted it was his mistake although he appeared confused as to why he had been penalised. "Right from the first lap I felt the vehicle was there", Vettel said on the podium. "It was my fault", said Hamilton. "That first stint was looking really competitive". Stroll's vehicle was in a risky position at the exit of turn one and the safety auto was dispatched.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova victorious on return from 15-month drugs ban

Asked by TRT World what she made of the decision to allow the return of someone she once idolised, the Canadian did not hold fire. Even her opponent on Wednesday, Italy's Vinci, joined the chorus, saying in the Times: "My personal opinion is that I don't agree about the wild card here and about the wild card in Rome and the other tournaments".

Sport Larry Bird stepping down as Indiana Pacers president
Author: 0 Larry Bird stepping down as Indiana Pacers president

Kevin Pritchard will take charge of basketball operations for the franchise. With that award, he became the first person in National Basketball Association history to be selected as the league MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.

Sport United 'miss belief' but Mourinho gunning for top honours next season
Author: 0 United 'miss belief' but Mourinho gunning for top honours next season

Pep Guardiola's side dominated the game against United, registering 69 per cent possession and 19 shots to United's three. "Yeah, it's an option", Mourinho said. "Marouane says it was a red card because he is Marouane, Martin Atkinson told me in his opinion it was a red card but I saw Aguero in the tunnel - no broken nose, no broken head, his face is as nice as always".

Sport Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1
Author: 0 Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was taken by the Bears with the second pick. The Bears surprisingly traded up from No. 3 to No. 2 to take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky , but he had always been speculated to be the first QB off the board.

Sport French Rugby League Player Punches Ref Unconscious, Faces Lifetime Ban
Author: 0 French Rugby League Player Punches Ref Unconscious, Faces Lifetime Ban

The player knocked out the referee with one single punch before laying into the opposition. The unidentified Saint-Esteve had just been sin binned for a professional foul when he walked up to Casty and hit him with a nasty right hook. The Saint-Esteve player could be banned for life after the attack. " This player had already been suspended four games earlier in the season and I did not want him to play ", Cozza said .

Sport Conte sidesteps Lukaku transfer talk
Author: 0 Conte sidesteps Lukaku transfer talk

But Conte remained coy about comparisons between the two prolific forwards, although he did admit his side must work hard to nullify the threat posed by Lukaku. "Then we have to analyse the team, (to see) what we need to improve for next season". When, for sure, you have to play with this target, yes, it's not simple.

Author: 0 Wizards squeak out win to go up 3-2 on Hawks

After the Hawks took both Game 3 and Game 4 in Atlanta, the Wizards bounced back by holding serve in their building with a 103-99 win on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. Even though Game 4 didn't go in favor of the Wizards , the team was relieved to see their budding shooting guard Bradley Beal snap out of his playoff slump.

Author: 0 Wizards try and close out series in Atlanta

Wall has crushed the Hawks in * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/transition/#!?CF=Poss*GE*10&sort=PPP&dir=1" target="_blank" *transition, scoring 1.52 points per possession in 25 possessions. Golden State jumped to a 22-3 lead while setting a franchise playoff record for points in a first quarter with 45. If the Hawks are going to win in the first round of the the playoffs they are going to have to win at least one game in Washington .

Author: 0 I'll be disappointed if Spurs miss out on title - Pochettino

Wednesday's hard-fought win at Crystal Palace reduced the gap to the league leaders to four points, but Chelsea play at Everton earlier on Sunday. We are here to try to help this club achieve things - to be better every day, to be better every season.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova wins first match after disqualification

Maria Sharapova's controversial return to competitive
tennis was a winning one as she overcame Roberta
Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix in
Stuttgart. "The tournament is bigger than the players", added Giudicelli, who said he would call Sharapova before the decision is made public. Sharapova was back on court just 24 hours after completing her suspension for failing a drugs test.

Author: 0 Powell helps Raptors take 3-2 lead over Bucks

The Raptors guard appreciates the sentiment, but prefers not to read the stories. Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night to sweep their first-round playoff series.

Author: 0 Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback

Giving up the 33rd pick would be unwise considering how many first-round talents will be available at that time. It would be odd, to say the least, for the Browns to hire a head coach with a good track record for developing quarterbacks in Jackson, then use the first overall pick in the draft on a quarterback Jackson doesn't think they should take.

Sport Eric Thames exits Brewers game with hamstring tightness
Author: 0 Eric Thames exits Brewers game with hamstring tightness

Brewers manager Craig Counsell likes to keep his starting lineup fluid, putting an emphasis on positional versatility and eschewing the notion of "starters" and "reserves", looking instead at his group as "positional players". Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez scores past Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 26, 2017 , in Milwaukee.

Sport Alex Ovechkin: Alex Ovechkin scores in GM 1 loss to Pens
Author: 0 Alex Ovechkin: Alex Ovechkin scores in GM 1 loss to Pens

We're winning some games, so it's a lot of fun". "We know still the heartbeat of that line is Sid". But on Thursday night, that's exactly what the world was exposed to for at least a brief period of the contest. "I don't think we need to chase them. Playoffs come down to a bounce and one shot here or there and Thursday we were on the wrong side of it". "I think both teams know each other pretty well", summed up 29-year-old Crosby.

Author: 0 Wenger - 'Arsenal showed united response not divided response' after dramatic Wembley win

Intense speculation surrounds the future of Wenger, with the 67-year-old Frenchman yet to reveal if he will sign a new Arsenal contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season. "Even though the victory was not flawless, it will give us a little more confidence". "We'll improve next season". "People can question my decision but not my loyalty and commitment to the club", he said.

Sport Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select O.J. Howard
Author: 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select O.J. Howard

Howard (6'6/251) was a dominant combination tight end in Alabama's pro-style offense, wrapping his career with a 114-1,726-7 (15.1 YPR) receiving line and earning PFF College's No. Martin was the NFL's second-leading rusher two years ago. He is not only a dynamic receiving weapon but also a strong blocker, and was used significantly in the Crimson Tide's ground game.

Author: 0 Arlington Martin High School Alum Selected No. 1 in 2017 NFL Draft

That luxury may not be afforded to Watson, who led Clemson to National Championship glory in his final collegiate season and may enter straight into a quarterback competition with Tom Savage. Brown liked that one, too. "If you don't draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years", he said during an interview with ESPN .

Author: 0 Beal, Wall carry Wiz past Hawks in Game 5

Schroder entered Game 5 with just seven turnovers. The Wizards will look to close out the series on Friday night in Atlanta. "They were all ready to play much better", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of his reserves. Wall leads also in assists with 10.0 while Marcin Gortat tops in rebounds wit 11.8 per game. They allowed Wall to dribble the ball until the shot clock expired.

Sport Fellaini sees red in Manchester derby stalemate
Author: 0 Fellaini sees red in Manchester derby stalemate

Their cause has hardly been helped by a catalogue of recent injury troubles and that ill luck is set to continue this weekend after further issues were collected at the Etihad Stadium , including Marouane Fellaini's sending-off which will see him suspended for the next three games.

Sport McElroy | Bulls need more from Jimmy Butler to beat Celtics
Author: 0 McElroy | Bulls need more from Jimmy Butler to beat Celtics

If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they nearly certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo . Dwyane Wade (26 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists) almost recorded his first career playoff triple-double (shocking he doesn't have one, I know) to lead the Bulls.

Sport Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko

The fight between Joshua and Klitschko could signal either a changing of the guard should Joshua emerge victorious, or a stay of eviction of Klitschko as the class of the heavyweight division. The fact Klitschko got the fight at all had a lot to do with his poor performance in losing the title by decision to Fury. I think I'm a representation of these people.

Sport Highlights From 2017 Champions League Quarterfinals Match
Author: 0 Highlights From 2017 Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena early in the second half, then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first leg. "So we still have every chance in Madrid". "I think if (Bayern goalkeeper Manuel) Neuer had not been on such form we would have scored more goals".

Author: 0 Antonio Conte wants Eden Hazard to continue putting Chelsea team first

Chelsea could complete the double in Conte's first season in charge after advancing to the FA Cup final where they will face Arsenal, on 27 May. "I have another day to decide our best 11, but I think that they [Costa and Hazard] are in good condition and in good form and for sure I hope to see a good performance from my players".

Sport TSN's Darren Dreger Gives Edge To Penguins Over Capitals
Author: 0 TSN's Darren Dreger Gives Edge To Penguins Over Capitals

Before Penguins and Capitals square off in the second round Thursday night, take a look back at these five second-round series that were also worthy of a Stanley Cup final. Hence, the sense of urgency in acquiring Shattenkirk at the trade deadline to make their already outstanding team even better. Washington was on its heels so they got physical.

Sport Hernandez's body released to funeral home after autopsy
Author: 0 Hernandez's body released to funeral home after autopsy

The 27-year-old former National Football League star hung himself early on Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance, dying less than a week after he was cleared of a separate double-murder charge, according to state officials.

Author: 0 Decision on Sharapova's status for French Open to come May 16

As far as her perceived preferential treatment from the WTA, Sharapova said she would be willing to start in the juniors to work her way back in. She was initially suspended for two years, but the sentence was reduced to 15 months following an appeal.

Sport Zidane Upsets Ronaldo After Praising Messi
Author: 0 Zidane Upsets Ronaldo After Praising Messi

Real Madrid's annoyance at losing the Clasico 3-2 was compounded by the club detecting various Barcelona fans in areas for Madrid season ticket holders. "We are disappointed with the result, when you get back to 2-2 with 10 men, you have to think a little more and defend together". And, asked what he would alter from the game, Zidane said: "I would not change anything".

Sport Penguins To Honor Dan Rooney Friday Night With Helmet Decal
Author: 0 Penguins To Honor Dan Rooney Friday Night With Helmet Decal

The Rooney family has been responsible for so much in National Football League history, from help with expansion, rule changes, continuity among their own team's leadership and of course as a model franchise that has brought home six Super Bowl titles.

Sport Fournette entering NFL draft showing no fear of a bad fit
Author: 0 Fournette entering NFL draft showing no fear of a bad fit

Will Fournette continue the trend of running backs going in the top five (Maybe.)? "I think that's what we like about him", General Manager Dave Caldwell said. - Coughlin was asked about how drafting Fournette compared to the selection of Fred Taylor. Should he go in the first round, it would give the Tigers three first-round picks.

Sport Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are passing on Lonzo Ball
Author: 0 Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are passing on Lonzo Ball

The Ball patriarch, who seems to make every decision for Lonzo and his UCLA-bound younger brothers, insisted the brands license his gimmicky lifestyle brand, Big Baller Brand . The company sells merchandise like hats, sweatshirts and T-shirts featuring the Big Baller Brand logo. LaVar said the next step will be speaking to the Chinese brands, and even floated the possibility of joining up with a company like Facebook to achieve his ambitions.

Author: 0 Blake Snell picks up the loss as Tampa Bay loses on Monday

That crowd seemed ready to believe, and these Red Sox showed up ready to earn their trust. The loss ended a streak of 15 consecutive quality starts by Porcello. The Rays went back ahead when Beckham led off the fifth by launching a Pomeranz pitch to center for his first homer of the season. It was also Peterson's first taste of the big leagues since October 4, 2014 versus the Chicago Cubs while a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Author: 0 Joshua plays down Klitschko mega-event as 'just another fight'

While claiming that it could be an "easy" fight, Joshua also acknowledges that the the opposite could be true and he may be waving goodbye to his flawless record sooner rather than later. I think Im a representation of these people. When Homer's first opponent "Boxcar Bob" tires himself out, Homer nudges him, thus winning the first fight of his career.

Sport Myles Garrett selected by Cleveland Browns in 2017 NFL Draft
Author: 0 Myles Garrett selected by Cleveland Browns in 2017 NFL Draft

Things started early for the SEC , as the Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. We'll be looking back on these selections for years to come, because those five teams - the Browns, 49ers, Bears, Texans and Chiefs - clearly have defined their future paths.

Author: 0 Tottenham looks to finish about Arsenal with win

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has given a damning assessment on the difference between Tottenham Hotspur and the Gunners at present, and said that only Alexis Sanchez could get into Spurs' side from Arsenal , as reports Sky Sports . Should Spurs beat Arsenal this weekend, then surely hopes of another St Totteringham day will die. Shkodran Mustafi remains two weeks away from a return from thigh problem, however.

Author: 0 Five Keys For Hawks To Get Even In Game 4

John Wall delivered a team high 32 points as he and Beal tallied 20 of Wizards' final 21 points in a penalty-filled contest. Bradley Beal , who had 31 in the second game of the series , was 6 of 20 from the field and scored 12 points. The bad blood took a personal turn Saturday night in Atlanta, though, after the Wizards' blowout loss in Game 3 put the Hawks back in the series .

Sport Ilie Nastase apologises for his comments about pregnant Serena Williams
Author: 0 Ilie Nastase apologises for his comments about pregnant Serena Williams

As well as allegedly calling the referee a "f***** a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/04/22/johanna-konta-badly-shaken-called-ing-bitch-ilie-nastase/" onclick="__gaTracker ('send", "event", "outbound-article", "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/04/22/johanna-konta-badly-shaken-called-ing-bitch-ilie-nastase/', "Johanna Konta a "f****** bitch");" *Johanna Konta a "f****** bitch", Nastase made an uninvited gag about Serena Williams' baby , who has a white father".

Author: 0 Heavyhearted Thomas nets 33 in loss to Bulls

Wade and Jimmy Butler scored 22 points each, leading six Bulls players in double figures. "It's key when you have a point guard like him that controls the whole game - you've just got to play", said Dwyane Wade, who had 22 points, eight of them coming in a 10-0 spurt that put away Game 2 .

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