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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in Madrid Open semi-final
- May 14, 2017

The wayward form of Djokovic continued in the third game, two more errors, and an off-forehand victor from Nadal, and it was another break, and if that had thrilled the Spanish fans, a love hold, made with a smash and a forehand victor, had them in a state of euphoria. (more...)
IPL-10: Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs IPL-10: Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs
- May 14, 2017

Lion's skipper Suresh Raina has had to deal with a lot of disappointment this season but feels the team learned a lot saying after the match: "We don't have those good experienced bowled, credit to other teams who executed their plans really well". (more...)
Sergio still buzzing over his Masters title ahead of Players Sergio still buzzing over his Masters title ahead of Players
- May 14, 2017

Admittedly, the strike was no more than ceremonial as, adorned in his Green Jacket for winning the Masters, he was given the honour of a kick-off of sorts in front of 90,000 at the Bernabeu for El Clasico. The PLAYERS Championship is often referred to as the "fifth major", with a word-class field of golfers and an iconic golf course like TPC at Sawgrass. (more...)
Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid
- May 14, 2017

The No 2 seed lost early at the Australian Open, Acapulco, Indian Wells, and Monte Carlo - an unusual slump in form that was followed by Djokovic parting ways with his entire coaching staff. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the two prohibitive favourites heading into the 2017 French Open, will lock horns in the semi-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday. (more...)
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones official for July rematch Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones official for July rematch
- May 13, 2017

The UFC clearly didn't want another riot on their hands so they kept Cormier and Jones far apart until they both exited the stage. Before the press conference even began, they got in a heated argument behind the curtain, and it all was caught on video. (more...)
Former Browns/Ravens WR Michael Jackson dies in motorcycle crash Former Browns/Ravens WR Michael Jackson dies in motorcycle crash
- May 13, 2017

Dwight said the 48-year-old Jackson, of Tangipahoa, was riding a motorcycle north on US 51 at a high rate of speed, when 20-year-old Destiny Gordon, of Kentwood, Louisiana, backed her vehicle from a parking space across both lanes of the highway into the motorcycle's path. (more...)
Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City
- May 13, 2017

The decision is already done. "We are going to try to adapt the philosophy of the club, with the players we have and to buy the players we need to play in that way. That's something we shouldn't allow but I really believe that's not the case. This season, it's been our first contact, the change of an idea. The 24-year-old Super Eagles man joined the Foxes from Russian side, CSKA Moscow for £17 million last July but has failed to hit expected heights at the King Power Stadium . (more...)
Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League
- May 13, 2017

Costa was taunted by the home fans as he slipped in the box while attempting to swivel and an Albion side growing in confidence so almost punished Chelsea , Rondon breaking free only to be denied by a desperately backtracking Azpilicueta in the 71st minute. (more...)
Juventus will have to be at their best in Cardiff - Bonucci Juventus will have to be at their best in Cardiff - Bonucci
- May 13, 2017

Jardim said he expected Juve to be facing Real in Cardiff and said the Italians would be anything but underdogs. That 18-year-old player is Kylian Mbappe, the France forward who wasn't even born when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his Serie A debut in 1995. (more...)
Wall hits late 3, forces Game 7 Wall hits late 3, forces Game 7
- May 13, 2017

NOTES: Game 7 is slated to start at 8 p.m. John Wall's go-ahead three-pointer with just 3.5 seconds remaining at Verizon Center saw the Wizards level the series at 3-3. "It's got to go seven", said Bradley Beal after scoring half of Washington's 26 fourth-quarter points. Thomas' heave at the buzzer clanked off the rim. (more...)
Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7 Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7
- May 13, 2017

So much for showing up to the arena in all-black, Celtics. Washington has blown Boston away twice at home, and can push this series to a deciding Game 7 with another victory on Friday. "A guy like John Wall you're not gonna stop.He does a hell of a job on him". "We're a team, and it's going to take a team effort to be able to beat the Washington Wizards". (more...)
Arsenal breathe new life into top-four hopes with Southampton win
- May 12, 2017

The win moves the Gunners up to fifth place in the Premier League , just three points behind Manchester City in fourth position and four points behind Liverpool with a game in hand. "But now we have three games and we have to give everything, like we did today, to try and get everything out of all the games". Cech concedes that a 2-0 defeat against Spurs left Arsenal up against it, but has been pleased with their response in back-to-back victories over Manchester United and Southampton . (more...)
Wizards vs. Celtics Game 5 Wizards vs. Celtics Game 5
- May 12, 2017

Sure, they won by 10 points, but the game did go into overtime and Washington led late in regulation time. Isaiah Thomas is the driving force behind the Celtics , but Boston proved Wednesday night it has plenty of other weapons in an easy 123-101 victory over the Wizards in Game 5. (more...)
Man United: Spurs ace on radar Man United: Spurs ace on radar
- May 12, 2017

However, Spurs should do all they can to prevent Dier moving to Old Trafford as he still has much to offer this Tottenham team as they embark on some massive years as a football club. "DL said no player would be sold who Tottenham didn't want to sell for non-footballing reasons". Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are allegedly considering a £40 million move for the midfielder, who has also played his part in the back-line this season. (more...)
Swansea slam supporters selling tickets paid for by players Swansea slam supporters selling tickets paid for by players
- May 12, 2017

It's just as tight down the bottom, with Middlesbrough's relegation on Monday leaving Hull and Swansea scrambling to avoid the drop. "His passing is what we need and he's done well since he got back into the team". "We can't look further forward than that because we've got to try and get the right result". "Hopefully the other teams will slip up so we can be safe, but we have to focus on ourselves and make sure we win the game this week". (more...)
Manchester United vs. Celta Manchester United vs. Celta
- May 12, 2017

United's last eight matches in all competitions have all seen an Under 2.5 Goals bet land, and that's true of their last seven outings at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney is keen to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond this summer. I can see they're clearly going for the Europa League as the main target, but I think that's naïve. (more...)
Cardinals announce signing of QB Gabbert to 1-year deal Cardinals announce signing of QB Gabbert to 1-year deal
- May 12, 2017

The Cardinals had an open roster spot for Gabbert after releasing linebacker Daryl Washington earlier Thursday. That battle could prove to be relatively uphill, though, considering Stanton has an edge on Gabbert when it comes to familiarity with head coach Bruce Arians' system. (more...)
Penguins will play Senators in Eastern Conference Final
- May 12, 2017

Through it all, Peters - so hooked on the game as a kid his parents literally bought enough equipment to outfit all the kids in the neighborhood so he could play - remained optimistic. The Capitals dominated the opening minutes of the first period, but didn't score. The Caps were still dominating in shots in those games, but whether it was due to playing stiff, poor shot selection or just bad luck - they almost found themselves getting swept. (more...)
Struggling Giants put closer Mark Melancon on 10-day DL Struggling Giants put closer Mark Melancon on 10-day DL
- May 12, 2017

The Giants haven't been winning many games, so just don't expect a lot of saves here unless Melancon is out for an extended period of time. In 10 2/3 innings, he'd managed a 168 ERA+ and a 10 K/BB ratio. The Giants sent him for an MRI during their weekend series in Cincinnati, which was when the elbow damage was revealed. Melancon will be eligible to come off the DL next Tuesday. (more...)
Brewers win slugfest over Red Sox Brewers win slugfest over Red Sox
- May 12, 2017

He also won't have as much placed on his shoulders with Chris Sale now atop the rotation and Rick Porcello firmly entrenched as one of the game's better starters. Chad Pinder homered for Oakland. Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and Ezequiel Carrera added a tying, two-run drive for the Blue Jays, who won consecutive series for the first time this season. (more...)
Justice Karnan may be 'hiding' in Nepal or Bangladesh Justice Karnan may be 'hiding' in Nepal or Bangladesh
- May 12, 2017

However, police officials said Justice Karnan was evading the arrest since then. The plea was mentioned before the bench, that also comprised Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman, U U LALIT and Abdul Nazeer, which had just concluded the day's hearing on the issue of triple talaq. (more...)
Four Alabama A&M sports receive a post season ban Four Alabama A&M sports receive a post season ban
- May 12, 2017

The average is based on the 17 April scores released for the University of Arkansas. The APR measures eligibility and retention of student-athletes, producing a multi-year rate that is an average of the previous four academic years. Both programs achieved a ideal one-year score of 1,000 in 2015-16. The women's basketball team posted a 989 multi-year score while winning the NCAA title four straight years. (more...)
Steve Agnew describes the dejection of relegation after Middlesbrough defeat
- May 12, 2017

We must focus and prepare well for this game. In the 0-3 loss at Stamford Bridge , Agnew saw some positives, especially on the part of the fans who came all the way, 347 kilometres, to cheer the team on what he described as a hard night at Stamford Bridge . (more...)
Conte: Chelsea Took 'Big Step' To EPL Title, Bring On West Brom Conte: Chelsea Took 'Big Step' To EPL Title, Bring On West Brom
- May 12, 2017

In this mood it is hard to see the league title coming from anywhere other than at West Brom on Friday night. Chelsea striker Diego Costa has responded to his critics in England and claims a second Premier League title within three years at Stamford Bridge will prove a lot of people wrong. (more...)
Celtic's biggest win at Glasgow rival Rangers in 120 years
- May 11, 2017

It was the first time Celtic scored five goals at the ground, and it served as a painful reminder for the home side about the gulf in class between the pair. Callum McGregor added a third shortly after the break with Dedryck Boyata heading home a fourth. Kenny Miller's late Gers strike was of no consolation. (more...)