Author: 0 Capitals on the brink of disaster

May 1, 2017 - Crosby suffers a concussion after being cross-checked in the head by Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal. Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct after his stick caught his former teammate across the jaw. "I know it happens", he said.

Author: 0 Senators tie game late, win pivotal matchup with Rangers in overtime

The Ottawa Senators are on the verge of a long-awaited trip back to the Eastern Conference final. The Ottawa Senators need to keep the trend going of the home team winning each game to take a 3-2 series lead. You're not going to score the first goal every game. Neil tried to challenge Tanner Glass a couple of times but he refused to fight in the second and all Neil ended up with was a misconduct.

Sport Daniel Sturridge still has a part to play for Liverpool FC
Author: 0 Daniel Sturridge still has a part to play for Liverpool FC

The 24-year old has scored 39 goals in 177 appearances since he moved to Anfield in 2012. "As long as it's like this we can for sure have him and use him in the squad, that's the most important thing". Manchester City's rout of Crystal Palace on Saturday means Liverpool come into this game in fourth. "One area where I have seen a marked improvement is in his fitness levels".

Sport Motorcycling: Pedrosa takes pole in Jerez ahead of Marquez
Author: 0 Motorcycling: Pedrosa takes pole in Jerez ahead of Marquez

It was Lorenzo's first podium finish since moving to Ducati last season. " This is the first European race and it's a circuit I really enjoy ", said Rossi , whose last world title came in 2009. Things won't be as easy as it seemed, it will take time for me to adapt to a special and hard bike like the Ducati . The bike for the moment isn't the ideal bike for my riding style, but every time I'm getting faster and more comfortable.

Author: 0 Nigeria rolls out red carpet for boxing champion Anthony Joshua

Joshua has become a source of pride for Sagamu indigenes who celebrated his win on Saturday. The 28-year-old hasn't boxed since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and is now without a boxing licence, but he has been training in Spain in an attempt to get back into the ring.

Sport EASTERN CONFERENCE Late push carries Cavs past Raptors
Author: 0 EASTERN CONFERENCE Late push carries Cavs past Raptors

The Cavaliers are the only team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons. Toronto did lead for a good chunk of the game, building a 52-49 halftime lead and led for most of the third quarter behind DeRozan's spectacular scoring.

Author: 0 Bulls' Rajon Rondo out for Game 6 with injured thumb

The Boston Celtics now have a 3-2 lead over the Chicago Bulls and they have the possibility to close out the series tonight. Without Rondo, it would take a lot of effort from Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade to step up. If the Bulls can draw level on Saturday, the teams will return to Boston for a possible Game 7 next week. Scores and results of Celtics vs Bulls will be posted here.

Sport Rivera rallies Mets past Marlins
Author: 0 Rivera rallies Mets past Marlins

NY pounded out a total of 19 runs in the first two games of the series and scored at least five in each of its last nine contests - seven or more in all five games since the calendar turned to May. The Mets batted around twice despite picking up just five hits between the two innings. Sandy Alderson expressed doubt as to when Syndergaard would return, but reports are that the Mets ace will start throwing again in six weeks.

Sport Matt Harvey suspended for breaking Mets team rules
Author: 0 Matt Harvey suspended for breaking Mets team rules

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension Sunday morning, just hours before Harvey was supposed to take the mound. Harvey was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. The Mets have been one of the more disappointing teams in baseball this year. Ultimately, the shutdown didn't happen, and he ended up pitching four games in the playoffs, totaling 217 innings over 33 starts in his first season post-Tommy John surgery.

Author: 0 Kentucky Derby 2017: Final results at Churchill Downs (Always Dreaming wins)

Lookin At Lee stayed on to claim second place with Battle Of Midway sticking on for third with Always Dreaming winning by two and three-quarter lengths as he took his unbeaten record in 2017 to four. For the first time in more than 30 years Tom Hammond will not host the Kentucky Derby . As Pletcher pondered the question in more detail, he rightly pointed out that the run of favorites matches the five-year run of the Run to the Kentucky Derby's tiered points system.

Author: 0 Durant puts Warriors 3-0 up over Jazz

Gordon Hayward had a game-high 33 points to go along with five rebounds, and four assists. Nope, the biggest scare was delivered by Draymond Green , who, after starring for the game's first 40 minutes, took a hard fall and then a slipping tumble as he tried to get up, grabbing his left knee and staying down, as the arena went silent.

Sport LaMarcus Aldridge comes up huge in Spurs' Game 3 win over Rockets
Author: 0 LaMarcus Aldridge comes up huge in Spurs' Game 3 win over Rockets

The team is expected to rule out Parker for the rest of the playoffs and schedule a procedure based on the outcome of the MRI exam, league sources said. " Game 1 is good for us", the bearded one said with no hint of joy, "but we've got to get greedy". "You've just got to stay disciplined and keep your arms back and just make him beat you over the top and live with it".

Sport Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life
Author: 0 Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life

Sharapova has been invited to play in Madrid and Rome , and will also find out next month whether she will receive a wild card for the French Open . Halep crushed past Anna Sevastova 6-3, 6-1. Eugenie Bouchard is speaking out on Maria Sharapova's return. "I am past "the lessons", I have done numerous interviews about the case and this is a new chapter in my career and that's how I want to move forward", she said.

Sport Klitschko Wants Joshua Rematch
Author: 0 Klitschko Wants Joshua Rematch

Joshua, 27, made it 19 straight knockouts in 19 professional fights when he sent Klitschko, 41, to the canvass in the 11th round. It looks like he could face Joshua, who after his bout taunted Fury in front of 90,000 people at Wembley. "If Wladimir wants to fight, I will fight Wladimir once again", Joshua said. "Every time I come over here I get much love, so if I had to come over here, I would come with open arms, without hesitation".

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs: Sidney Crosby returns for Penguins after concussion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5. "I liked our response going into the third period", coach Barry Trotz said . Crosby was operating in front of the net when the stick of Washington's Alex Ovechkin caused him to lose his balance.

Author: 0 Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge runs fastest marathon ever at 2 hours, 24 seconds

The race was run on Monza's fixed 2.4km (1.49-mile) looped track - the location of the fastest lap in the history of Formula One. The official world record for the marathon remains 2:02:57, which was set in 2014. Irish oddsmaker Paddy Power had put the chances for one of the runners to beat 2 hours at about 28 percent. Kipchoge and the event's only other competitors, Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopian Lelisa Desisaran, ran behind an arrow-head of pace-setters, to reduce drag, and a ...

Sport 9-ranked prospect in 2017, commits to Kentucky
Author: 0 9-ranked prospect in 2017, commits to Kentucky

If the Blue Devils can bring in Knox, they will have one of the best 2017 recruiting classes in college basketball. "I would love to play for Leonard Hamilton and follow in the footsteps of my father at Florida State, where he played wide receiver and after a great career as a Seminole was drafted into the NFL".

Sport FIFA President congratulates I-League champions Aizawl FC
Author: 0 FIFA President congratulates I-League champions Aizawl FC

A proposal to have the champions of the Super Cup, where the top-four teams of ISL and I-League would play, represent India in the Champions League qualifier is being readied, said a club official who attended the meeting but did not want to be named as he is not authorised to talk to the media.

Sport Rockets Know Spurs Pose Major Challenge, Even Without Parker
Author: 0 Rockets Know Spurs Pose Major Challenge, Even Without Parker

Tony Parker was averaging 15.9 points this postseason. San Antonio's Manu Ginobili said on Wednesday night that Parker was in significant pain. The last time he didn't appear in a Spurs playoff game was 2001 against the Lakers, when David Robinson was still starting (and a game where Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue were both on the floor as backups when time expired).

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to reunite with referee Anthony Taylor in FA Cup final

Wenger has played three at the back for Arsenal's last two games, beating Middlesbrough in the league last week and Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. "In games like this, a semi-final is like a final, you can not expect control every situation but we control most of the time". I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy levels and the right fighting spirit, the right togetherness, we can beat everybody.

Sport Jose Mourinho Says he has No Problems with Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Says he has No Problems with Arsene Wenger

But would it be just the Arsenal manager's luck this season to do that when it has never mattered less? Wenger , whose Arsenal face United at the Emirates on Sunday, said: "You can not always say to the players: 'We are all on the same boat, ' and: 'We are all in this together, ' and then you jump out of the boat and say: 'It's your fault now.' But when it goes well you take credit".

Author: 0 Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. suspended for Game 4 against Boston Celtics

The NBA on Saturday announced the suspension without pay for " charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact". The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical . Yep. Oubre got super ejected after that one. He also adds versatility to the roster since he's able to play multiple positions. Bojan Bogdanovic and Otto Porter are going to have to step up and fill the void of Oubre's absence.

Author: 0 Hull loses to increase relegation fears in EPL

Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United side to face Arsenal on Sunday with both teams now sat outside of the top four. "It's a massive three points and now it depends on us", Llorente told BT Sport . "And at the end of the season be above that line". Clucas also had the next effort for the home side, this time forcing Pickford to make a much more hard save with a low shot from just inside the box.

Sport Kevin Durant Still Questionable For Game 4
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Still Questionable For Game 4

Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State beat the Blazers 128-103 on Monday night to advance to the conference semifinals. The Warriors continue to show their depth, teamwork, and other-worldly ball movement throughout this series, which makes runs like their third quarter barrage almost inevitable.

Sport Warriors coach Kerr may miss rest of postseason
Author: 0 Warriors coach Kerr may miss rest of postseason

The Warriors took a 108-100 lead, their biggest of the game, after Andre Iguodala's dunk with 4:05 to go. The Golden State Warriors completed a series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the Toronto Raptors edged ahead.

Author: 0 Morata: I expected to play more at Real Madrid

In view of the possible final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus, Alvaro Morata talked to the official TV of the Merengues, returning also to his past youth: "At Real are the best players in the world and it was hard to find space to come back here one day".

Author: 0 Chelsea face fresh pressure from Barcelona over Conte future

But playing him there again would mean moving Cahill inside to cover for the Brazilian in the middle, or perhaps some fiddling around with Azpilicueta's position. In a statement, the Premier League said: "Manchester City will pay a fine of £300,000 and will be prohibited from registering any Academy players in the Under 10 to Under 18 age range who have been registered with a Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months".

Sport Zurich Classic: Tee times, pairings for Monday's playoff
Author: 0 Zurich Classic: Tee times, pairings for Monday's playoff

Due to inclement weather conditions there was a long delay earlier in the day so the four players have to return on Monday morning (US) to decide the victor. "For the Tour to unanimously decide that was the fair thing to do, puts me in a very different situation, being able to play the Players (Championship) and all the remaining events I would like to play".

Sport Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers
Author: 0 Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers

The Rangers' real strength is their depth-they have four lines capable of pushing play, and over the course of a game or a series, that constant pressure can exhaust a tired, banged-up defense like Ottawa's . Miller to give NY a three-goal advantage. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. The Senators could not find their legs the entire first period, recording just five shots on Henrik Lundqvist's goal.

Author: 0 Thomas leads Celtics to victory, 3-2 series lead

And tonight's game marks the first time this C's group has a chance to eliminate an opponent. Teams up 3-2 with a road Game 6 in a 2-2-1-1-1 have won Game 6 just over half the time . Avery Bradley also added 24 points (career high for the playoffs) to go along with his tenacious perimeter defense. The Celtics lead the first-round series 3-2.

Author: 0 Predators edge Blues for 3-1 series lead

The Predators are still undefeated at home after their 3-1 Game 3 victory vs. the Blues on Sunday. Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots " including 14 in the third period. A Nashville win would put the Blues on the brink of elimination heading home for Game 5, but a Blues win would swing the series back to even, with two remaining home games in St.

Author: 0 Mourinho not pleased with Man U despite Celta Vigo win

We played well enough to have [the] result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford . "The percentage chance of us making the final is the same as it was before the first game". United will need their main men to fire if they are to win the Europa League this season and therefore qualify for next term's Champions League.

Sport Four Wins Will Get Us Top Four Feels Liverpool Midfielder
Author: 0 Four Wins Will Get Us Top Four Feels Liverpool Midfielder

The defender, who's on loan at Crystal Palace and was therefore ineligible to play, got up off the bench and did a planned handshake with Christian Benteke (also ex-Liverpool...) when the Belgian equalised. Manchester United will not be surprised to hear that a Liverpool player won't be backing them considering the rivalry between the two clubs. "If I could have had a bet", he added, with a grin, about Benteke, "I would have betted on him to score".

Sport Watch NBA Playoffs Game 5 Online, Team News
Author: 0 Watch NBA Playoffs Game 5 Online, Team News

Chris Paul had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which played without Blake Griffin after he suffered a toe injury in Game 3. They will focus on that game later. The five-time All-Star had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. Down two starters, the Clippers are going deep into their thin bench.

Sport Stoke City - Premier League Football - 6 May 2017
Author: 0 Stoke City - Premier League Football - 6 May 2017

Ryan Shawcross' controversial own goal denied Stoke a first away win since January as Bournemouth scrambled a 2-2 Premier League draw. The last away win we blew away Sunderland with three goals in the first half so we are capable of doing it so let's hope it's this weekend.

Sport Mourinho likely to rest a few first team players for Arsenal tie
Author: 0 Mourinho likely to rest a few first team players for Arsenal tie

But regardless, Jose Mourinho now has a key decision to make in attack. "If Celta was playing with their best team, if Celta was fighting for important things in La Liga, we would go in the same circumstances, but I can not now play with the same team that played in Vigo, and then repeat again next Thursday".

Author: 0 "Unique" Ronaldo leaves Atletico needing a miracle

The 32-year-old is now just one goal shy of 400 goals for Real Madrid alone. It was my turn to score the goals, but the team was phenomenal, ' he added. "To win 3-0 is incredible and it was an important victory". Yet the statistics appear to confirm that Ronaldo's latest goal for Real Madrid was, in fact, his 399th for the Spanish giants.

Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement from NASCAR after 2017 season

The Kannapolis native is in his 18th full-time season at the Cup level and he made his 600th career series start earlier this year at California. With that organization under his belt, the 42-year-old will see some more seat time in 2018 in the second-tier series.

Sport Silva stars as City thrash Palace to maintain Champions League bid
Author: 0 Silva stars as City thrash Palace to maintain Champions League bid

Silva, out for a fortnight after suffering a blow to his knee during the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal, struck inside the first two minutes. His strike was Manchester City's fastest Premier League goal since February 2015. The Eagles nearly managed an unlikely equaliser with their first effort at goal when Christian Benteke's header brought a fine reaction save from Willy Caballero.

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.

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.

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