Sport Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season
Author: 0 Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

Cesc Fabregas was Chelsea's match-winner, inventively creating goals for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic either side of half-time at a festive Stamford Bridge. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for. And then through hard work, he improved a lot.

Author: 0 Penguins top Capitals in series opener

Trotz pulled Holtby after three goals on 14 shots in two periods on Saturday night and seemed stunned to be asked about his status for Game 3. Fleury made 34 saves including 16 in the first period as the Penguins beat the Capitals 6-2. The longer this series goes, the better the chance that the general shape of Game 1, rather than just its score, will become decisive. Moments later Backstrom scored on Ovechkin's rebound at 3:44, but Pittsburgh made it 5-2 at 5:31.

Sport Browns choose Garrett first in NFL draft
Author: 0 Browns choose Garrett first in NFL draft

Earlier in the draft , the 49ers took Stanford tight end Solomon Thomas at No. 3, and LSU running back Leonard Fournette went to Jacksonville at No. "I love to hit", said the No. 1 overall National Football League draft pick, drawing a smile from Jabrill Peppers , who was seated to his left as the Cleveland Browns introduced their new players.

Sport NHL Playoffs 2017: Oilers vs
Author: 0 NHL Playoffs 2017: Oilers vs

It was the most incredible spring that Edmonton hockey fans have experienced in 11 years while it lasted. "I got traded from a team that was first in the division previous year and a contender for the Stanley Cup", Maroon said. "Our team wasn't afraid of the stage". We shall see come Wednesday night. The Oilers haven't been in a Game 7 since losing the deciding game of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final.

Author: 0 Celtics star Thomas fined $25k for cursing at heckler

The Celtics will host the Wizards on Wednesday in a pivotal Game 5 playoff game. If they lost, they needed it to be a close game, at least, to maintain the sense that Boston's best still leaves something to be desired. "Throughout this whole series, whoever's the most physical team has won every game". Considering the fact that the Celtics had consistently put themselves in massive early holes in previous games, that first-quarter spurt was a welcome sign.

Sport National Football League star Aaron Hernandez's murder sentence overturned after he killed himself
Author: 0 National Football League star Aaron Hernandez's murder sentence overturned after he killed himself

MA courts have generally recognized a legal rule called "abatement ab initio ", or abatement, in which convictions are thrown out if a defendant dies before his or her appeal is heard. Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security state prison in Shirley, where he was serving a life sentence .

Author: 0 Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, says Courtois

A big win. At this stage of the season, to win is great. Defender Gary Cahill admits there was a party atmosphere at Chelsea this week with the Premier League leaders 90 minutes away from clinching a second title in three years. Chelsea have been competing with local rivals Tottenham, but they now look nearly guarenteed to become champions once again. "Every opponent who goes there has a hard game".

Sport Blixt-Smith tandem widens lead at windy Zurich Classic
Author: 0 Blixt-Smith tandem widens lead at windy Zurich Classic

Kevin Kisner deprived the die-hard fans around the rain-soaked 18th hole from seeing a victor in the Zurich Classic's new team format as darkness fell Sunday night. "You support each other and it feels good to have someone to lean on", Blixt said, nodding at Smith. Storms are predicted for Sunday, when the format returns to fourballs , so earlier tee times have been arranged in an attempt to complete the tournament, the first official two-man team event on the PGA Tour for 36 years.

Author: 0 Madrid are not looking at Barcelona - Casemiro

Although Tony Adams' side regrouped for the second half, the damage was already done as Real kept themselves level on points with Barcelona , yet crucially still holding a match in hand as the LaLiga title race looks set to go to the wire.

Sport Ronaldo-less Madrid thrash Granada
Author: 0 Ronaldo-less Madrid thrash Granada

And don't forget Real are still gloating from a penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico in last season's final as well as a 4-1 win in Lisbon three years ago. However, once again the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo weren't missed as Real have won all four of those games, scoring 17 goals in the process. Ramos highlighted in a pre-match presser that he was bewildered by Atletico's campaign, which hints, according to the defender, that the only players capable of sacrifice and exerting effort are ...

Author: 0 Which Spurs will get a bump in DFS with Parker sidelined?

Parker, who was carried off the floor by teammates after being injured in Wednesday's Game 2 victory against the Houston Rockets , has a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, the team announced. The Spurs seem to have a good plan to limit this offense to a season-low 92 points, so basically the Rockets will need to make tons of threes to win this series.

Sport Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' for Sunday
Author: 0 Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' for Sunday

SPURS 103, ROCKETS 92HOUSTON - Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points apiece to help the San Antonio Spurs, now without Tony Parker, beat the Houston Rockets 103-92 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Sport Major League Baseball won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado
Author: 0 Major League Baseball won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

Sale threw a 98 miles per hour fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park, leading plate umpire D.J. But regardless of which direction the most heated active rivalry in the American League East goes from here, this much is clear: Machado will be the lightning rod, no pun intended, for all the nonsense, just as A-Rod was at the peak of the Red Sox-Yankees grudge matches a decade ago.

Author: 0 Determined Ducks aim for different result vs. Oilers

Tarasenko said he felt his team was too excited to go on the power play and thus overthinking their approach. "We obviously have to be way better". I mean, he's been excellent for us. When the Oilers landed the top overall pick in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 drafts, there was a hope among the organization and fans that they might finally be on their way back to the playoffs.

Author: 0 Man City's Yaya Toure in dig at Jose Mourinho's Man United

It means two potential routes remain open to qualify for next season's Champions League. "The group was a nice group". I think they miss happiness, they miss trust, they miss belief. "They (City) had more ball and more chances but I must defend the spirit of my players and say they were unbelievable", he said of a team who showed no desire to attack beyond the interval.

Author: 0 Liverpool top Watford 1-0 in EPL

It was only his seventh Premier League goal since arriving from Germany three years ago, but Emre Can's sensational overhead kick was enough for Liverpool to beat Watford on Monday night. The England midfielder hadn't featured for the Reds since March, following a thigh injury suffered while with the Three Lions, and Klopp would have been glad to get another one of his stars back to full fitness.

Sport New York Mets are at odds with starting pitcher Matt Harvey
Author: 0 New York Mets are at odds with starting pitcher Matt Harvey

After the Mets' 11-3 victory, team brass convened, and the following morning Harvey was informed by general manager Sandy Alderson he had been suspended without pay for three games, beginning Saturday. "There are some good pranksters on this team", he said . David Phelps , Nick Wittgren and A.J. Ramos combined for four strikeouts in three scoreless innings to keep the Marlins' second one-hitter of the season intact, salvaging the series after Miami lost the first two.

Sport What adjustments Brad Stevens could make for Wizards-Celtics Game 2
Author: 0 What adjustments Brad Stevens could make for Wizards-Celtics Game 2

The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, had died in a auto accident outside of his native Tacoma, Washington . Jae Crowder anticipates the Wizards have saved their Sunday punch for tomorrow night's Game 3 in Washington . Thomas' driving layup gave the Celtics their biggest lead at 122-117 with 1:42 on the clock.

Sport India's cricket team to participate in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India's cricket team to participate in Champions Trophy

India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals. He last played an ODI in the 2015 World Cup semifinal against Australia, and knee problems again surfaced during the England series and sidelined him.

Author: 0 Rashford Stunner Hands Man Utd Advantage In Europa Semi-Final

Berizzo retains belief in his team to get the job done in the second leg, having scored at least once in every away Europa League game this season. Until the goal United's finishing had been poor with Celta keeper Sergio Alvarez thwarting them several times.

Sport BCCI Announces 15 Member Indian Squad For The ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 BCCI Announces 15 Member Indian Squad For The ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Rest is all that was required for Ashwin. Raina is the second highest run-getter in IPL 10 with 434 runs in 12 matches and has also completed 4500 runs in IPL. "After the injury, I have worked on my strength and my fitness", Shami said. I have lost weight. "We will target to carry forward the winning momentum into the ICC Champions Trophy so that we can become the second side after Australia to win back to back titles", said Yuvraj.

Author: 0 Emre Can ranks Watford bicycle kick stunner as his best

The top four only qualify for Europe's premier club competition. "I have never scored a goal like that, maybe when I was younger". "I didn't think too much, to be honest", he added. In a game where no player from each side had an outstanding game, Can's piece of magic in a subdued encounter earned the Germany worldwide man-of-the-match honours.

Author: 0 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola stresses importance of Vincent Kompany

The numbers don't lie, though, we have created so many chances but haven't scored enough. Going ahead in the first minutes of the game helped us a lot but we still needed a second and Vincent scored an fantastic goal. All five goals could have been avoided if we had defended properly. "That's why we are in the situation we are in". Pep Guardiola has rejected Jose Mourinho's claims that he will sacrifice a Premier League top four finish for a chance of winning the Europa League.

Author: 0 Blixt-Smith lead Zurich Classic as top teams miss cut

The worldwide pairing of Blixt (Sweden) and Smith (Australia), who held the four-shot lead after 54 holes, were unable to hold off the charging Americans despite shooting an 8-under 64 Sunday. The left hand fist pumps said it all for Smith, now secure on the rich PGA tour for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with a bunch of prestige tournament starts.

Sport Ducks sneak past Oilers in Game 7
Author: 0 Ducks sneak past Oilers in Game 7

The Ducks kept pouring it on to the Edmonton skaters throughout the rest of the game. "Sometimes it's just a team that you like playing against". When it comes to the Anaheim/Edmonton series, there are certainly some that don't see fixing going on - the referees are just humans that make errors.

Sport WTA chief defends Maria Sharapova wildcards
Author: 0 WTA chief defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

The German auto manufacturer Porsche has renewed its ties with Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova after cutting them a year ago as a result of her disqualification, the vehicle producer's press service informed TASS . "I lost. She had a wildcard". I'm not getting a wild card to receive a trophy or a golden platter. Sharapova said at the time that she had been taking meldonium for many years, but overlooked an announcement by the World Anti-Doping Agency that it added the drug to its banned ...

Sport McIlroy returns with a wedding ring and new clubs in the bag
Author: 0 McIlroy returns with a wedding ring and new clubs in the bag

How Did Stoll and McIlroy Meet? The UK tax exile spoke of the impending joy of finally being able to settle down in one country. I've been working with a standard M2 3-wood that has a look and feel that suits me. "But I came to the conclusion that this was the best way forward for me to try and improve, try and win more, try to get back to world No. 1, try to win more majors, so I'm really excited about that", McIlroy said.

Sport Mourinho: Celta Vigo Match Most Important In Man United History
Author: 0 Mourinho: Celta Vigo Match Most Important In Man United History

For Celta, in their words, it's the most important match of their history and my feeling is it's also the most important match of our history. "If we don't qualify for Champions League, it's because we're not good enough to play in it", Mourinho said during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

Sport UCL: Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid - 5 players to watch out for
Author: 0 UCL: Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid - 5 players to watch out for

Atletico , trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez's header and Antoine Griezmann's cheeky penalty. "It seems like we have grown up in Beverly Hills", he said yesterday. "We are going to try to score and win, [the aggregate scoreline] will not affect anything that we want to do", Zidane told reporters.

Author: 0 Arsenal beats Southampton 2-0, climbs into 5th in EPL

The second came in the closing stages as substitute Giroud made certain of the points, heading home Ramsey's nod across the box after more good work from Sanchez. "But I do not know about the FA Cup final". The Gunners were having to do more defending than attacking and Claude Puel's men came close to finding the lead through a well-struck Redmond shot stung the gloves of Cech and resulted in a Southampton corner.

Sport Countdown to UFC 211 full episode
Author: 0 Countdown to UFC 211 full episode

In my dreams, the way I see things going in the fight, I can see myself beating him before the end of the second round. Edgar has been the model of consistency during his more than a decade-long UFC career, having lost to just three fighters total along the way.

Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili saves game 5 against Houston Rockets

They play great at home. But they had it tough, too, and they're missing Nene , too. Reserve guard Jonathon Simmons tallied a team-high 17 points for the Spurs in Game 4 while forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 apiece and reserve guard Patty Mills added 10 points for San Antonio , which never led in the game.

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry Interested In Sixers; 'Lucrative' Contract Offer Coming?

Fortunately, they can't afford him. But head coach Gregg Popovich has shown since Parker's injury he prefers Patty in a bench role. What Lowry ultimately decides to do will remain to be seen this summer. Even when Dunn is on the floor for the Wolves, opposing defenses can sag off of the team's guards or go under screens, playing the numbers game with the position's poor performance beyond the arc.

Author: 0 Atletico aim to overturn 0-3 deficit vs Real

It was an extraordinary game and there was great quality on show from so many players in our team. "We can't go insane", added Saul. "The campaigns, the tweets and all the things that ( Atletico ) want to generate are respectable, but it doesn't change anything for us.

Author: 0 Willy Caballero hoping to earn new Manchester City deal

Kompany scored at the Etihad Stadium for the first time since August 2015 when he slammed Kevin De Bruyne's low cutback into the top corner to spark a second-half rout of Sam Allardyce's side. That's why we are in the situation we are in". Their 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Saturday, plus Swansea City's win against Everton later that day, has increased the pressure on his team to beat Hull City on Sunday to maintain their Premier League status.

Author: 0 Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

Parker is the longest-tenured player on the team, a leader on the floor, and adored by the San Antonio fanbase. The Spurs announced on Thursday that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. They didn't just beat the San Antonio Spurs , they absolutely ran them out of the gym. If Spurs fans watched worldwide basketball, they would know that Patty Mills leads his team with heart and determination.

Author: 0 Five-star Adil Rashid strikes as England rout Ireland

It was white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan (76 off 79) and Test captain Joe Root (73 off 73), who provided the key partnership in England's innings. Root has put together a wonderfully consistent run of ODI scores this year and took his sequence to five 50s in his last seven innings - among which one of his "failures" was an unbeaten 49 against these same opponents two days ago.

Author: 0 Cubs rocked by Rockies

When the bullpen desperately needed a break, they got one from Dylan Floro in the day game blowout loss, and then another from Lackey's seven innings of quality work tonight. I know this was the only 31st game of the year with plenty of baseball to still be had but dammit it's hard to watch them get crushed by the Rockies .

Sport Sub 2-hour marathon attempt aided by Chicagoans falls just short
Author: 0 Sub 2-hour marathon attempt aided by Chicagoans falls just short

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea, the current half-marathon world-record holder, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, a two-time victor of the Boston Marathon, were also trying to make their stamp on history. Because of the science/witchcraft that went into Breaking2, including the non-standard practice of using rotating "pacers" to cut down on wind resistance, Kipchoge's time will not be officially recorded.

Author: 0 Wayne Rooney: Manchester United captain hints at summer exit

When we lost these players in a period of 17 matches in seven weeks, it was the impossible job. "It's not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense and a effect of our situation". "I really don't believe so in this aspect I don't think there will be a difference between both teams". For all of United manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match bluster about fielding a weakened team, his only concession to youth in eight changes from his midweek Europa League team was ...

Sport Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win
Author: 0 Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win

The Brewers scored 11 runs in Tuesday's victory and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Devers is the first Sea Dog position player to win Player of the Week honors since July 25-31, 2016 when the award went to Andrew Benintendi who now plays for the parent club in Boston.

Author: 0 Oilers ready for Ducks best

Historically, the Oilers are 19-0 when leading a playoff series 2-0. Chris Wagner restored Anaheim's lead midway through the second period after the Oilers tied the game 3-3. The Ducks with their goal total matched a single-game franchise record set in 2015. Ryan Ellis scored for the second game in a row to break the ice, extending his point streak to six games.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova Inches Closer To Stuttgart Crown

While some players contend she should work her way up without the help of wild cards from tournaments, others believe that she has served her punishment for doping and she was entitled to play, ESPN reported. "It's so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true" said the Wimbledon finalist. "On one hand, I totally understand the tournaments want her in the draw, because she is very famous and they want more attention, which is part of the business.

Sport Title dream not dead yet, says Spurs boss
Author: 0 Title dream not dead yet, says Spurs boss

With the Ivory Coast global winger in excellent form this season and continuing to improve, rumours linking the attacker with a switch to White Hart Lane at the end of the campaign are still circulating. Substitutes: Heung-Min Son (for Dembele, 46) 6, Moussa Sissoko (for Wanyama, 46) 6, Kieran Trippier (for Alli, 90) 5. Huth's unwitting intervention allowed Arsenal to prolong the momentum from their dogged 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Sport Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry Needs to be Better in Game 3
Author: 0 Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry Needs to be Better in Game 3

The game of hockey giveth, and it taketh away. But the Ducks knew they were the better team in Game 2 and had nothing to show for it, except the confidence that comes with having won several playoff games together. Unfortunately for them, their team got scored on twenty-five seconds into the game. Patrick Maroon then added an insurance goal in the second period.

Author: 0 Middlesbrough: Agnew tight-lipped on future

But Chelsea were rewarded for their intensity and they made it 3-0 in the 65th minute when Fabregas crossed for Matic, who then blasted the ball in from 20 yards out. It's great. Now we need to do another step. The side found its groove thanks to an early-season systemic change from Conte. "The target is very close and we must have enthusiasm, will, desire to take this target".

Author: 0 Real going out to attack Atletico: Zidane

Every match is different. Real Madrid now face Juventus in the final at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on June 3. If they do get caught out like that here, though, this match has the potential to get very , very interesting in a hurry, because as big a lead as 3-0 looks like, it has the potential to disappear in a hurry.

Author: 0 Bennett third on stage five of Giro as Gaviria takes win

There was an incredible moment when Luka Pibernik (Bahrain-Merida) thought he had won the stage and raised his hands in celebration as he crossed the line, forgetting there was another 6.2km lap to go. "I didn't really believe Fernando Gaviria when he said I'd take the " maglia rosa " from him today", said Jungels, who took the race lead on stage 10 previous year only to lose it on stage 13 when he was dropped on the final ascent.

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