Sport Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea: Predicted XI as the Blues seek two more wins
Author: 0 Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea: Predicted XI as the Blues seek two more wins

In March, Eden Hazard scored a goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win at West Ham, set up by N'Golo Kante and Pedro, that was the moment I sat up and went: "Whoah, this is a special team". "Every game is very tough, every game you must put all yourself in the game. If we don't win against Middlesbrough (on May 8) then you lose this great win".

Sport Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja -Reuters witness
Author: 0 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja -Reuters witness

Others have escaped or been rescued, but 195 were believed to still be in captivity before this latest release. Now 113 of the girls remain unaccounted for. Numerous girls seized from their boarding school were forced into marriages with fighters and became pregnant. The group has kidnapped thousands of other women and children over the past years, forcing them into sexual slavery or into marriages with its fighters.

Sport Quintana kicks off attempt at rare Giro-Tour double
Author: 0 Quintana kicks off attempt at rare Giro-Tour double

And on 22 April, professional cyclist and one-time Giro d'Italia victor Michele Scarponi was killed by a truck at a crossroads in Filottrano, in the central Le March region. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Thomas, 30, who came into the final stage with a 13-second lead on Pinot, held on despite numerous attacks to win his first stage race of 2017.

Sport Wladimir Klitschko warns Anthony Joshua not to let his mind wander
Author: 0 Wladimir Klitschko warns Anthony Joshua not to let his mind wander

Joshua does not plan use the same approach that worked for Tyson Fury when he sensationally dethroned Klitschko back in November 2015. A crowd of 90,000, a post-war record for a fight in the United Kingdom, is to attend what is by some distance the biggest and most hard match-up of his career, and Joshua perhaps betrayed some pressure when reacting as he did to his British rival.

Sport Former England global expects Liverpool to blow Southampton away
Author: 0 Former England global expects Liverpool to blow Southampton away

Jurgen Klopp has an identical record to predecessor Brendan Rodgers after 65 league games in charge of Liverpool: W33, D18, L14. "So it's very important for us that we won against these top teams, it's very important for us that we won against also these other teams, but you can not have 69 points at this time of the season [without doing well]".

Sport Madrid win late; Suarez lifts Barca
Author: 0 Madrid win late; Suarez lifts Barca

La Liga round-up: Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga with a 3-0 derby win at Espanyol , where Luis Suarez scored twice. "After the Valencia goal we woke up again, and also the fans pushed the players on again". Yet, for the seventh time in La Liga this season, Madrid struck late to maintain the upper hand in the title race as Marcelo used his weaker right foot to fire across and past the helpless Alves to joyous scenes of relief at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sport Anaheim Ducks get even with Edmonton Oilers on Jakob Silfverberg's OT goal
Author: 0 Anaheim Ducks get even with Edmonton Oilers on Jakob Silfverberg's OT goal

Instead, because Anaheim scored three goals in a span of three minutes one second to produce a historic comeback and overtime win, Game 5 became another testimonial to Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf . After being outscored by three goals in the second in their last game at Rogers Place, the Oilers were happy to return the favour. "It doesn't really feel great right now, (but) I've seen resilience", general manager Peter Chiarelli said of his club.

Sport Real Madrid set to sign Manchester United target
Author: 0 Real Madrid set to sign Manchester United target

I only focus on the players I already have at my disposal - and that's it. Reports in Spain have suggested that Real could make a summer move for Mbappe, with the 18-year-old indicating his eagerness to join the reigning European champions.

Sport NBA Draft rumors: Lakers are 'enamored' with Lonzo Ball
Author: 0 NBA Draft rumors: Lakers are 'enamored' with Lonzo Ball

This is exactly what Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball, wants . The Lakers have had four straight losing seasons, and Ford reports the team thinks Ball would "add star power to a team desperately in search of it". Unfortunately, the Lakers had a bit of a successful streak near the end of last season which actually hurt their chances of landing the number one overall pick.

Sport Kiwis could pay full fees to study in Australia
Author: 0 Kiwis could pay full fees to study in Australia

Universities, researchers and even New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English reacted negatively to the plan, with Mr English bluntly warning Canberra on Tuesday: "We're pretty unhappy about it". The idea it would bring in more students was "a ludicrous proposition", Dr Gassin said. "These are changes that have been made in the context of the Australian budget to ensure that our higher education sector remains high quality and sustainable ", she said.

Author: 0 Tyson Fury: I'll beat Joshua 'with one arm'

However, he admitted that a match-up with fellow Briton Tyson Fury is the fight that most people want to see and that it seems to be "heading in that direction". "To me, Klitschko let him off the hook". Fury added: "We all saw [his career] had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me".

Sport Porcello snaps skid, Red Sox rout Twins 11-1
Author: 0 Porcello snaps skid, Red Sox rout Twins 11-1

Sale comes off of a 5-2 victory versus the visiting Orioles where he gave up both runs on three hits and two walks while whiffing eleven in eight frames. Boston ace David Price could return to the rotation by the end of May, provided his continues to feel good in his recovery from a strained left elbow.

Sport Celta Vigo Are Super Dangerous Admits Manchester United Star
Author: 0 Celta Vigo Are Super Dangerous Admits Manchester United Star

Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all trained with their Manchester United team-mates ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash against Celta Vigo. The first was a spectacular one-handed dive to stop a curling shot from Rashford from going into the top corner in the 20th. "It's not easy to keep a clean sheet against Celta".

Author: 0 Atletico seals return to Champions League after Real defeat

Madrid remain behind Barcelona in LaLiga by virtue of an inferior head-to-head record, but have a game in hand, meaning matches at home to Sevilla and away at Celta Vigo - both teams who have beaten Zidane's men this season - are likely to be pivotal to the outcome of the title race.

Sport Relegation battle still in the balance, says Swansea's Clement
Author: 0 Relegation battle still in the balance, says Swansea's Clement

News that Hull had lost to already relegated Sunderland will have reached the Swansea players before kick-off, and they will have known that if they win out, they will retain Premier League status for next season. Swansea are desperate for wins with just three games remaining. Swansea's final three fixtures give them every chance of staying up - on paper.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball Launches Signature Shoe Independently

Big Baller Brand also unveiled a $220 sandal, which is borderline insulting. The ZO2's biggest problem may very well be patent and design infringement. If Lonzo Ball is drafted by the Sixers this year (and until that doesn't happen, we're going to keep tabs on him), he's going to wear his own shoes on the new Wells Fargo Center court.

Author: 0 LeBron James Leads Cavs to Historic Playoffs Comeback Over the Pacers

He had a game-high 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four assists. IN only scored 17 points in the third quarter, while Cleveland erupted for 35 points. But the stingy Pacers - a franchise that had never been swept in a seven-game series - rallied from there, going on a 17-4 run to tie the game at 100-apiece on Thaddeus Young's short jumper with 2:39 to play.

Author: 0 Braden Holtby will start Game 3 for Capitals against Penguins

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 21 of his 41 saves in the opening period. It was as powerful an offensive display as we have seen from a Capitals team in one period in the playoffs. Hagelin admitted he wasn't too happy with his own play Saturday night, but that's perhaps not unexpected in his first game back in a month and a half.

Sport Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram
Author: 0 Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

Some were able to escape and 21 were released in October after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross between the administration and Boko Haram. Boko Haram extremists kidnap 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria , the region where the insurgency emerged several years ago.

Sport Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces Retirement From NASCAR Cup Series
Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces Retirement From NASCAR Cup Series

Colorful, candid and talented, Earnhardt has been plagued by concussions the last several years and he missed half of last season recovering from a head injury. "Without question, Dale Earnhardt one of the most beloved drivers in the history of NASCAR ", NHMS general manager David McGrath said in a statement.

Author: 0 Nadal nets record 10th Monte Carlo crown

Nadal has now won an ATP World Tour title for the 14th year in a row (since 2004) and has a 70-35 mark in title matches during his illustrious career. Ramos-Vinolas, who had ousted the World No. 1 Andy Murray in the pre-quarter-finals, made a better start to the second set as he kept it competitive till 2-2.

Author: 0 Raptors, Spurs Close Out Series With Game 6 Wins

That sets up a second-round series with LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals. "We lost our composure a bit but we found a way to scratch it through and that's what good teams do". I know it sounds simplistic. "So we'll have to do some things differently, but similar concepts, similar approach, most of all, the multiple efforts".

Author: 0 Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

But the Pittsburgh Penguins were all over the Washington Capitals, hanging on to take a 3-2 victory and a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference's primetime series. But not every man is considered one of the best players in his sport to never win the Cup, never mind play for one. "It's the playoffs. That's the way we like to play".

Sport Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
Author: 0 Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

Pletcher's penchant for saturating the Derby field with entrants - 45 in all - had yielded only a 2010 victory with Super Saver. Velazquez used his colt's speed out of the gate to get good position early in a chaotic start that saw several horses , including McCraken and Classic Empire , banged around.

Author: 0 Raptors Advance As Bucks Blow Fourth-Quarter Comeback

Going 51-31 on the year, the Raptors sat third place of the Eastern Conference. Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, progressed after a 103-96 win to wrap up their series against the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2. The Bucks were unsafe this season, and the Raptors are thrilled they don't have to deal with them anymore. We made the extra pass to find the open man.

Sport Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Wladimir Klitschko in Heavyweight Slug Fest
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Wladimir Klitschko in Heavyweight Slug Fest

That's a long time ago now and a lot has happened since. Sometimes, you can be a phenomenal boxer, but boxing's about character and when you go to the trenches, that's how you find out who you really are. "I know he's been talking a lot [but] I want to give the fans another chance to see an unforgettable night out at boxing". "I fought the better Wladimir Klitschko , not the complacent one, the guy who realised his mistakes and wanted to put it right", Joshua said.

Author: 0 Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Jones left in the third inning against Minnesota when he was drilled in the left side of his mouth by a 90 miles per hour fastball from Twins reliever Justin Haley. The Tigers won the game 5-4 to end a four-game losing streak. Both teams came into the field before order was restored. It was just the second time in Verlander's career he issued six or more walks.

Sport Brandon Marshall says he plans to retire after two more seasons
Author: 0 Brandon Marshall says he plans to retire after two more seasons

He has made six Pro Bowls. "I just decided that last week. Two more years and I'm gone". "Two more years, get my Super Bowl, have a little bit more fun, and then I'm going to go change the world in the mental health space", Marshall said, via ESPN's Jordan Ranaan .

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo as good as Pele and George Best, says Phil Neville

Ronaldo has now reached the 400-goal mark for Real - though one of these is disputed - and his goal-scoring feats are now getting so gargantuan that it's easy to lose any sense of scale; few can compare with his records. Indeed, thanks to his efforts , Los Blancos have an excellent chance of winning a sensational La Liga and Champions League double this year-not a bad return for what has otherwise not been a vintage season for Ronaldo .

Author: 0 Ogun Govt. To Name Street, Stadium After Anthony Joshua

Fury dramatically beat Klitschko on points in a world title fight in November 2015 and once held both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association ( WBA ) belts now held by Joshua. American Deontay Wilder watched Joshua's dramatic stoppage win from ringside, as part of the Sky Sports Box Office team, and Espinoza hopes to build a unification clash between the two big-punching world champions.

Author: 0 Cabrera returns with homer in Tigers' 5-2 win over Indians

Kluber is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA in six starts this season. Overall, the Detroit Tigers rank fifth in wRC+, seventh in both ISO and slugging percentage, as well as eighth in wOBA. "We didn't knock the ball all over the ballpark and that ball nearly got caught". The Rangers and Astros are back at it in Houston after tempers flared in the series opener between AL West rivals Monday night.

Author: 0 The legend of Isaiah Thomas grows on night of sister's birthday

Washington, and Wall in particular, had been the aggressor for a large portion of the game and led by as many as 14 points during the third quarter. Wall landed awkwardly on his wrist two plays in a row, Avery Bradley left the first half a minute early to deal with his right hip, and Otto Porter Jr.

Sport Green Bay Packers take Kevin King with top pick of day two
Author: 0 Green Bay Packers take Kevin King with top pick of day two

If you looked at old pictures of me growing up, it was all green and gold. "You bet, we're taking calls", Thompson said. Or that the player he eventually takes with the 33rd pick does. "It was just, a lot of blessings, just coming from my son (being born) and then the Packers calling me". After seeing their defense struggle in a big way last season, especially in the secondary, the Packers could not afford to pass on a talent like King .

Author: 0 NHL Predictions: Will the Predators top the Blues again at home? 5/2/17

Allen's save percentage was 0.938 prior to Game 4, yet somehow he and his Blues now trail Nashville 3-1 heading back to St. Louis for Game 5. Lose and it's a brand new series. That proved to be the game-winning goal after Edmundson scored with a shot from the left circle through two players in front that banked in past Rinne, giving the Blues a chance.

Author: 0 Hammer blows - Tottenham's bogey team

And Lloris, who admitted that his side did not do enough against West Ham , explained that the Spurs players are feeling guilty following their lacklustre performance in a game of such magnitude. Spurs simply didn't show up at the London Stadium, as for the second season running Tottenham's EPL hopes went up in smoke against a London rival.

Sport Jeb Bush optimistic he and Jeter can close deal for Marlins
Author: 0 Jeb Bush optimistic he and Jeter can close deal for Marlins

Reports indicate that the Bush-Jeter tandem is in competition with fellow former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his son, Tagg Romney, the latter of whom is reportedly leading the effort to buy the Marlins. It's believed that Stewart would be in charge of baseball operations if Romney's group is approved by MLB, joining Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers as the only African-Americans to have partial ownership of a baseball franchise.

Author: 0 Rangers still have healthy fear of this Senators' top gun

Miller outskated and outmuscled Mike Hoffman to carry this puck toward the slot, where he rifled a pass under the stick of Erik Karlsson , who was kind of caught in between challenging Miller and staying with Lindberg, who had drifted to the side of the net.

Sport Torn quadriceps tendon ends Tony Parker's season
Author: 0 Torn quadriceps tendon ends Tony Parker's season

Kawhi Leonard recorded 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. After Sunday's game in Houston the series moves back to San Antonio for Game 5 on Tuesday night. "I'm feeling pretty good", he said, downplaying his break-neck start to this postseason.

Sport Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham still fighting, but Chelsea hard to catch
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham still fighting, but Chelsea hard to catch

Spurs could have narrowed the gap to a point with victory at London Stadium, but were well below par as the Hammers helped Chelsea close on the title. "Now we have to try to be ready for the next game". "I think that it is true that it was a hard game". It was a great team display in terms of character, determination, thinking about what every individual had to do.

Author: 0 Rangers' blueline defense has them in control going into Game 5

NY jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 40 minutes while Ottawa only put up 16 shots on goal through the first two periods. Goals by defenseman Nick Holden in the first period and Chris Kreider in the third sandwiched those by Lindberg in the second.

Author: 0 Slow-Mo Of The Brutal Joshua Uppercut That Sealed Klitschko's Fate

They won nearly every fight they were involved in with such ease, and so little drama, that many of their match-ups were widely overlooked. The 27-year-old added the WBA "super" belt to his IBF title and post-fight, he warned the heavyweight division there is still room for improvement.

Author: 0 Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

The Wizards won Game 3 116-89, cutting the Celtics' lead to 2-1 in their second-round National Basketball Association playoff series. Oubre was called for a flagrant 2 and ejected with 9:11 remaining in the first half for escalating the incident.

Sport San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

The Spurs announced on Thursday, May 4, 2017 , that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. Here's what he had told the Associated Press about his future Hall of Fame guard before the playoffs began: "If we don't have him, it's going to be a lot tougher to hang with teams like Houston and Golden State, the Clippers, that kind of thing".

Sport Rangers top Senators, even the series at 2-2
Author: 0 Rangers top Senators, even the series at 2-2

I think we did a good job of staying on our forecheck, still getting some chances, but we were much smarter with the puck. As the middle period began to wind down, Tanner Glass, the Rangers' key agitator, muscled the puck free behind the Ottawa net, J.T.

Sport Man United's predicted XI to face Arsenal
Author: 0 Man United's predicted XI to face Arsenal

Fifth place United do not need to find a way to get all three points from this fixture in order to stay in the top four race, given what Mourinho just said about the Swansea City result being their last opportunity to realize that cause. I think the biggest battle will be Marcus Rashford versus our not very awesome three-man defence - if he plays. He did, however, star in Arsenal's 3-0 win over United in this fixture last season as he and Alexis Sanchez put the visitors to the sword, scoring ...

Sport NBA Playoffs Highlights: Cavaliers Keep Rolling, Spurs Win But Lose Parker
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs Highlights: Cavaliers Keep Rolling, Spurs Win But Lose Parker

San Antonio goes to Houston for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series that's knotted 1-1, while Toronto is in desperate need of a win against Cleveland in Game 3 of their East semi matchup. I don't speak for all Warriors fans, but I'm pretty darn sure most of us want the Spurs to win this in seven. There are so many obvious names including Pau Gasol , Tony Parker , Manu Ginobili .

Author: 0 Monaco 0-2 Juventus: Diego Alves & Higuain tame Ligue 1 heavyweights

Subasic easily gathered Paulo Dybala's 38th-minute free-kick to keep the hosts in the contest at the interval, and they almost hit back at the start of the second half when Bernardo Silva played in Falcao, but Buffon managed to get down to smother the Colombian's shot in the 46th minute.

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