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Sport Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks
Author: 0 Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks

Nearly as soon as McDavid tied the game at 3-3 with his first goal of the series, Christopher Wagner gave Anaheim its lead back 1:48 later. Anton Slepyshev got credit. The Ducks' lack of discipline was the deciding factor in Wednesday's loss. Anaheim's lone goal came off the stick of Jakob Silfverberg . "We might even be a better spot, but we have to respond".

Sport Newcastle win Championship as Blackburn go down
Author: 0 Newcastle win Championship as Blackburn go down

James' Park. What a season for Newcastle United, what memories. Newcastle have the option of purchase from Chelsea for the Ghana midfielder who proved a good player during their push to the top flight. But now the team of Steve Bruce's just see out the season. Jonjo Shelvey expertly clipped Aleksandar Mitrovic's lay-off into the path of Atsu, who cut inside full-back Callum Elder before back-heeling the ball to DeAndre Yedlin to cross for Perez to cleverly flick home.

Sport Curry leads Warriors rout of Jazz to complete sweep
Author: 0 Curry leads Warriors rout of Jazz to complete sweep

For the Cavaliers and Warriors, it's back to the beach for them as they chill and wait for the 4 other teams who are now warring like their lives are on the line. Curry meanwhile played down the suggestion that the Warriors may suffer deeper into the playoffs after romping through the first two rounds without dropping a game.

Author: 0 Jazz will be without Hill for Game 2 against Warriors

Curry came down awkwardly and appeared to be limping after a layup in the second half of Tuesday's 106-94 win over the Jazz. The Warriors matched a franchise playoff record for the fewest turnovers in a game with only seven giveaways in Game 1 , which was the continuation of a recent stretch in which Golden State has been more careful with the ball.

Author: 0 Marcus Rashford edges Manchester United towards Europa League final

Manchester United travel to the north of Spain to play Celta Vigo in the opening leg of their Europa League semi-final in Balaidos. The Spaniards started well but once again United's failure to take their chances showed its ugly head, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard producing excellent saves from Sergio Álvarez .

Author: 0 O'Shea wants to go down fighting

Moyes was named as his replacement a day later, but he had also given a hint of what the fans should expect after just two games of the season. Moyes, sacked by Manchester United after just 10 months in charge in April 2014, was appointed Sunderland manager last July.

Sport Win lifts Swansea out of bottom three after Hull lose
Author: 0 Win lifts Swansea out of bottom three after Hull lose

And Llorente's 29th-minute header rewarded a performance full of energy and endeavour. "We wanted to set up this chain of homes games right", Kompany said. Ayew lofted the ball to the back post from a tight area which was begging Llorente to meet with a header, and he was able to beat Jagielka and send Swansea 1-0 up.

Sport David Moyes: Sunderland owner wants me to stay
Author: 0 David Moyes: Sunderland owner wants me to stay

However, football rarely follows such linear narratives, and especially not in the relegation battle and, instead, previously moribund, hopeless Sunderland held their hosts at bay and the snatched two goals that may well doom Hull to join them in the Championship.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: Arsenal don't need CL place to keep this star

While that might be great for world-class players, with Arsenal's current squad, you need more coaching, more organisation, more clear advice. "I don't understand and I never did understand what it means". "I understand the pundits are surprised by that because 10-15 years ago that did not exist", the Arsenal boss stated at a news conference. "But it is an overall, worldwide thing now.

Author: 0 Browns trade up for cornerback Howard Wilson in the 4th round

Nazair, who was the 102nd overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks, followed North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who was the second pick on Thursday night. It's highway robbery. They still got the guy they wanted, and, in such a deep draft, got ammunition to get quality guys on day two of the draft. That said, those defensive players have been on 10 different Super Bowl champions.

Author: 0 Barcelona Villarreal: In Focus - Neymar

In reality, Real Madrid often face flak for drawing weaker teams in the Champions League knockout stages, and a similar turn of events happened in Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 as well. "He has an interpretation of football that is totally different from anyone's, even that of any Brazilian". In his field, Luis Enrique's team scored 42 points in 17 meetings, scoring 56 and conceding 14 goals.

Sport Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction
Author: 0 Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction

Ward told the sports site that despite the judge's ruling, Hernandez will always be guilty of murdering her son . “In our book, hes guilty, and hes always going to be guilty, ” Ursula Ward said during a news conference. Reports indicate that Hernandez knew about the Abatement Doctrine and that might be his main reason for taking his life. Garsh said that inmates also told investigators Hernandez had become spiritual and that a religious motive can't be dismissed given the evidence ...

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics with 19 points in Game 4 loss

But Washington is not just beating the Celtics-they are vanquishing them. Now he must decide how to approach Game 4 as his team trails Boston 2-1 in the second-round series. "We knew coming out in the third quarter that we could definitely get it going defensively, and that's what we did". The Rockets did all this without Nene, who suffered a groin injury two minutes in and could not play.

Sport Juventus Dispatch Monaco to Reach Champions League Final
Author: 0 Juventus Dispatch Monaco to Reach Champions League Final

Juve's opponents in the June 3 decider in Cardiff will be either Atletico Madrid or holders and record 11-time winners Real Madrid, who take a 3-0 lead into Wednesday's return leg. It is football and like they say, a goal can be scored in less than a minute but Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri stated at his pre-match press conference that his team has to play better than they did last week.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas Gets An Intense First-Career Formula One Victory

This was the first time since Azerbaijan last June that Hamilton finished a race but was not on the podium and it highlighted an all-round dismal weekend for the Briton. But the fresh set of tyres helped the Ferrari driver, and four-time F1 champion, catch up to the vehicle ahead of him. Valtteri Bottas has hinted that his good-natured relationship with Lewis Hamilton could come under threat after he slashed the deficit to his Mercedes team-mate in the championship.

Sport Arsenal fans are happy and I'm happy for them - Mourinho
Author: 0 Arsenal fans are happy and I'm happy for them - Mourinho

Goalkeeper De Gea kept them in the match at half-time, producing a low stop to deny Aaron Ramsey's effort, before making a brilliant save from a rasping Oxlade-Chamberlain shot from distance. In 12 previous Premier League games against Mourinho the Arsenal boss had been unable to mastermind a victory, suffering five defeats and picking up seven draws.

Sport Wenger scotches talk of reported Arsenal move for senior Bundesliga man
Author: 0 Wenger scotches talk of reported Arsenal move for senior Bundesliga man

There are four teams that are fighting for the two position for the next year's champions league qualification. "It's what we needed - we needed three points to start momentum", he said . "It is still close", said Celta striker John Guidetti, who was formerly on the books of United's cross-town rivals City. "It's up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I'm convinced that we can do it".

Author: 0 Orioles hit 3 HRs in 1st inning and beat Nationals 6-4

Jones hit a solo homer in the eighth, and Baltimore pulled even in the ninth against Enny Romero , one of several struggling members of the Washington bullpen. "That's what stars do", Nationals manager Dusty Baker said of Harper. "One of the biggest downers in baseball is when you blow a game late, and especially when you have a lead like that a couple times this week".

Sport It's win or stay home for good in Game 6
Author: 0 It's win or stay home for good in Game 6

Gregg Popovich and the Spurs value rest as much as any organization, and there won't be much if they lose Thursday and are forced to play a Game 7 back home on Saturday night. The Raptors now have back-to-back double-digit wins after losing by 27 at Milwaukee in Game 3, and the Bucks are trying to rediscover that form before losing their eighth consecutive playoff series dating to 2001.

Sport Struggling Giants put closer Mark Melancon on 10-day DL
Author: 0 Struggling Giants put closer Mark Melancon on 10-day DL

That's the muscle just below the elbow, and Melancon being a right-hander, hearing "mild" so close to "elbow" probably shouldn't make Giants fans much more comfortable. Melancon, 32, signed a four-year, $62 million contract as a free agent in December. Derek Law and Hunter Strickland are likely candidates to slide up, with Josh Osich and Steven Okert getting high-leverage outings against lefties.

Sport Juventus book spot in Champions League final
Author: 0 Juventus book spot in Champions League final

Monaco started brightly as it began the thankless task of trying to breach the Juventus defence and the home side's 39-year-old goalkeeper Buffon flapped at Bernardo Silva's cross in the first minute, although nobody was on hand to take advantage.

Sport Gonzalo Higuain Brace Gives Juve Victory in UCL Semi-final First Leg
Author: 0 Gonzalo Higuain Brace Gives Juve Victory in UCL Semi-final First Leg

Only two sides have ever recovered from losing the first leg at home to win a Champions League tie, but that is what Monaco have to do now in the return next Tuesday. After already knocking out Barcelona and stunning Monaco at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday, Juve are also hoping to win their first Champions League since 1995-96.

Sport Browns follow miserable, 1-win season with decent draft
Author: 0 Browns follow miserable, 1-win season with decent draft

Myles Garrett was the consensus best player in the National Football League draft, and Cleveland made sure he didn't go anywhere else. "This year, being poised with all the ammunition, and obviously the first and 12th pick, I think a lot of fans feel, if they don't succeed this year, we're just doomed forever", Angelone said.

Sport Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts
Author: 0 Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts

Major League Baseball told the O's and Red Sox to cool it. In the first inning of Tuesday's game at Fenway Park, Sale pitched a 98 miles per hour fastball towards the third baseman, prompting both sides to be warned. The two teams meet 10 more times this season. ODDS AND ENDS: The Orioles equaled their season high with 17 hits. He'll oppose left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1, 2.70).

Author: 0 Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors

Utah was 29-12 at home during the regular season but lost two of its three home games in the first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Korver came off the bench and scored 14 points, hitting four three's. Nine of those 17 were by James. DeRozan ended up with 37 points, enough scoring for him and the missing Kyle Lowry.

Author: 0 Liverpool have three finals left - Mignolet eyes top four-finish

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has heaped praise on Emre Can following his stunning goal. Tottenham's Dele Alli won the award last season for his strike at Crystal Palace, and the last Liverpool man to win the honour was none other than Steven Gerrard for his brilliant victor in the 2006 FA Cup final.

Sport Pogba out of Manchester derby
Author: 0 Pogba out of Manchester derby

The France global was forced off in the closing stages of United's 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. Mourinho, however, is more focused on claiming a top-four finish to secure Champions League qualification regardless of whether they end up above their cross-town rivals.

Author: 0 Barcelona 4 Villarreal 1: MSN pass 100 for season in routine win

And Atletico coach Diego Simeone encouraged his side to believe they can pull off a spectacular comeback in the second leg against their local rivals. The Brazilian has scored just 16 goals this season but his strikes have been vital to his side. Perhaps the penalty award was a little harsh but Neymar's skill deserved a goal and Messi made it so, executing a flawless Panenka penalty to round off a big win.

Author: 0 Liverpool star Coutinho limps off at Watford

A solitary goal it might have been, but it was one worthy victor. "But this was a big win and won by a great goal". Liverpool's night got off to a hard start when Philippe Coutinho was forced off early after suffering a dead leg following a tackle from Adrian Mariappa inside four minutes.

Sport Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in Stuttgart
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in Stuttgart

ISTANBUL (AP) - If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The former World number one, who has been handed wildcard for the tournament, recovered from losing her first service game to register a 7-5, 6-3 win over Vinci in a thrilling first-round contest.

Sport Gianluigi Buffon goes over 600 minutes without conceding
Author: 0 Gianluigi Buffon goes over 600 minutes without conceding

But Mathieu Valbuena's away goal for Lyon in the 66th will give his team at least a faint hope of advancing from next week's second leg in France. Buffon also praised coach Massimiliano Allegri for his decision to bring Andrea Barzagli into a three-man defense, thwarting Monaco's attack and allowing Alves to wreak havoc down the right.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova set for return from doping ban at Porsche Grand Prix

Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist, believes governing body the WTA is sending out the wrong message by letting Sharapova resume her career after completing a 15-month suspension. The 30-year-old lost her world ranking due to the suspension, but was given direct entrance to the main draw of the Stuttgart event anyway through a wild card.

Sport IPL 2017: We executed our plans to perfectly, says VVS Laxman
Author: 0 IPL 2017: We executed our plans to perfectly, says VVS Laxman

Asked to bowl first, Hyderabad bowlers delivered in the crucial match , restricting the rivals to a modest 138 for 7, which was built around skipper Rohit Sharma's fighting 67-run knock off 45 balls. Kaul sent back Rohit in the 19th over and Kieron Pollard (5) also struggled to get some quick runs. Hooda did not bat, and Sunrisers ended up hampered by the lack of a genuine sixth-bowling option.

Author: 0 Jesse Lingard: Marcus Rashford will only get better at Manchester United

The difference on the night came through young Rashford, who netted with a well-taken free-kick in the second half against Eduardo Berizzo's men. So next week a big match at Old Trafford. "He stays after training for half an hour to practice taking freekicks and waits for the opportunity". "We controlled the match against a Celta side that always creates, that is always offensive and is easy on the eye".

Author: 0 Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators 3-2

The Blues' only goal of the game went in off Alexander Steen's glove on the Blues' first shot of the second period with 7:01 left in the period. Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots - including 14 in the third period.

Author: 0 Kenny Miller signs 12-month contract to remain at Rangers

Kieran Tierney said Celtic could have scored more after dishing out one final dose of humiliation to Rangers with a 5-1 Ibrox rout which took them to within five games of a blemish-free domestic campaign. Fundamentally, the players pressed the game very well. "So yeah, a big difference in terms of the 5-1 at the beginning of the season to the 5-1 today".

Sport Punjab keep playoff hopes alive with win over RCB
Author: 0 Punjab keep playoff hopes alive with win over RCB

We thought the target was 15-20 runs more than what it should have been. Narine reserved special treatment for his Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies teammate Samuel Badree, after starting with an outside edge that cleared short third man off the same bowler.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas wins his first Formula One Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his auto during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the "Sochi Autodrom" circuit, in Sochi, Russia , Sunday, April. But, I don't know what happened. He was very, very quick all race, no mistakes. "I didn't ask before". "It doesn't matter", Vettel said of the incident with Massa.

Sport Utah Jazz: Takeaways from Game 3 loss to Golden State Warriors
Author: 0 Utah Jazz: Takeaways from Game 3 loss to Golden State Warriors

He drained step-back and fadeaway jumpers, cut to the rim for lay-ups and buried timely three-pointers. The best part of the pair's reaction is easily Curry's face popping up like a teacher had called him out for sleeping in class. Their disciplined approach to the transition game allowed them to gash Utah down the middle as the Jazz tried to take away the transition three-pointer.

Sport Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday
Author: 0 Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday

From a prohibitive angle at the back post, Alonso drilled a shot towards goal and saw the ball ricochet of Guzan's left thigh and bounce into the net. He said: "Only in England you can see this support". In truth, Boro have been fairly pallid all season, seemingly set up to play for the 1-0 defeat week in, week out by Aitor Karanka, who was latterly replaced by an altogether less focused caretaker in Steve Agnew .

Author: 0 Chris Sale will not be suspended for throwing behind Manny Machado

John Harbaugh never has been one to shy away from criticizing Boston sports teams, and the Baltimore Ravens head coach unsurprisingly backed the Baltimore Orioles in their ongoing feud with the Boston Red Sox. Kendrick allowed six earned runs on eight hits in four innings of work against Baltimore. In his last outing, he gave up one run in six innings against the Cubs and struck out nine batters.

Sport Hull 0 - Sunderland 2: Black Cats' revenge hits Tigers survival hopes hard
Author: 0 Hull 0 - Sunderland 2: Black Cats' revenge hits Tigers survival hopes hard

At the other end Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had a fine match and made the first of several good saves when he repelled Sam Clucas's 20th-minute strike. He said: "Leon was fantastic and he has been really great ever since I have been at the club". Yet he failed to quash speculation of a move by suggesting " wherever Jordan goes, if he goes, it will have to be a really big price".

Sport NBA point guards, beware: The injuries are piling up
Author: 0 NBA point guards, beware: The injuries are piling up

San Antonio and Houston traded blowout victories to open the series and one of the teams will take a 2-1 lead when the Spurs visit the Rockets in Wednesday's Western Conference semifinals . The win gives Cleveland a 2-0 series lead but game three is in Toronto on Friday. "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".

Author: 0 Arsenal not giving up the chase, says Xhaka

Arsenal's hopes of a top four Premier League finish and a spot in Europe's elite competition depend on the teams above them slipping up during the final stages of the season. We need some help but the best help we can get is from our own focus and to win our games. "How would we feel if we miss out?" Liverpool have struggled for consistency in their last few games, losing at home to Crystal Palace, scraping a 1-0 win at Watford and drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton at the weekend in a ...

Author: 0 Three things we learned in the NHL: Fleury stonewalls Capitals

Washington was buzzing in the first period, generating several quality chances to score but failing to beat Marc-Andre Fleury, who held down the fort and kept the Penguins in the game. "They came hard. They put us back". Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven second-round series 1-0. Head coach Barry Trotz commented on Holtby's performance following Game 2 , saying that he wasn't "as sharp as he can be", and Holtby was also critical of himself, telling the Washington Post that he could ...

Author: 0 Raptors barely get by Bucks in Game 6, advance to second round

They returned to practice on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) after a brief break from what has been an increasingly rugged series. During last season's playoff run, which included two seven-game series wins before losing in six to the Cavaliers in the conference finals, the players got to the point where they could joke about how much they seem to love drama.

Author: 0 Messi close to new contract with Barca

Villarreal responded with a goal by striker Cedric Bakambu in the 32nd when Roberto Soldado played him clear on the break as he sped away from Gerard Pique. "If we do that, Atletico Madrid will cause some harm", he said. Any hopes of a late comeback were ended nine minutes from time when Barcelona were awarded a penalty, although replays showed that the officials were wrong to award a handball after Neymar had brilliantly set up Suarez for a shot at goal.

Sport Dallas Stars acquire pending UFA goalie Ben Bishop from Los Angeles Kings
Author: 0 Dallas Stars acquire pending UFA goalie Ben Bishop from Los Angeles Kings

In my opinion, it'd be a smart move for Bishop to sign with the Stars. So now the question becomes how much does Bishop want and how much are the Stars willing to pay? He'll be looking for a long-term deal, and Lehtonen and Niemi are both under contract for one more season at $5.9 million and $4.5 million, respectively.