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Sports Nemanja Matic hits screamer to send Chelsea to FA Cup final
Author: 0 Nemanja Matic hits screamer to send Chelsea to FA Cup final

Kane admitted he is envious of Tottenham's London rivals' ruthlessness after Chelsea booked their spot in the final despite being dominated for large spells. Willian's resulting free kick took a slight deflection off Matic on the way through and managed to wrong-foot Hugo Lloris in the Spurs' goal. As Tottenham assumed control Eric Dier went close to giving them the lead with a glancing header from Jan Vertonghen's teasing delivery that floated just wide.

Sports US, Mexico, Canada Launch Bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup
Author: 0 US, Mexico, Canada Launch Bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup

In January, The FIFA Council unanimously chose to expand the World Cup, making it a 48-team tournament for the 2026 edition, compared to the 24 countries that participated the last time the USA hosted the World Cup . "There has never been a World Cup where the host countries have not been qualified", Gulati said . Gulati attempted to deflect questions about a tournament involving the US and Mexico amid President Trump's harsh words toward America's southern neighbor, saying that ...

Author: 0 Warriors Beat Blazers, 119-113, Take 3-0 Series Lead

They combined for 39 points in the first half and seemed to make everything that came to them. April 22, 2017; Portland , OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) gives help to teammates from the bench against the Golden State Warriors in game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center.

Author: 0 Capitals' Ovechkin leaves game with apparent left leg injury

Braden Holtby has given up 15 goals on 175 shots faced. Generally though, the Leafs played the kind of responsible, even-handed game that's required with the stakes so high. Williams had 22 goals in five postseasons with the Kings. Nylander and Hyman each got an assist on the play. "For sure, the pace has picked up". "The fact is when you're making predictions about who's going to win each series, can't anybody win?" the veteran Predators GM told ESPN.com Saturday.

Sports Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5
Author: 0 Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

But the ways in which Chicago and Columbus were dispatched, the Blackhawks by way of a sweep (yes, a sweep) by the Nashville Predators and the Blue Jackets via a 4-1 series that saw the Pittsburgh Penguins outscore Columbus 21-13, were no doubt headlining.

Author: 0 Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

There was a Kenyan double in the elite races where Daniel Wanjiru took the men's title in 2:05:56 while Mary Keitany set a new women-only world record in 2:17:01. Keitany will head to August's World Athletics Championships in London hoping to have a happier experience than back in 2012 when she flopped in the Olympics in London, having won the London Marathon a few months prior to it.

Sports Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead
Author: 0 Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead

After being beaten in Game 1 and Game 3 and squeezing out victory in second match, the main question now is - do the Raptors believe they can win this series? The Bucks committed 21 turnovers Saturday. DeRozan certainly flipped his personal script between games going, from an 0-for-8 night in Game 3 to a game-high 33 points in Saturdays win. Kyle Lowry struggled mightily in Game 1, but he bounced back in Game 2.

Author: 0 Tulowitzki joins Donaldson on DL for Blue Jays

He pitched five shutout innings in that start, while striking out seven batters. The 29-year old pitched 6.2 innings, allowing eight hits on five earned runs with four strikeouts. Both teams had scoring threats at one point, but the bullpens ultimately won out. There was the first time the Blue Jays pitcher visited the state of California and with that, a requisite stop at the renowned In-N-Out burger chain, a SoCal delicacy.

Author: 0 Messi magic snatches El Classico win for Barca

The decision to be drawn based on those amounts is the fact that Messi hasn't only become the most critical of the couple facing goal this year, but has additionally played a larger part in the Clasico within the last decade or so. Messi equalised five minutes later after evading two defenders inside the area after a pass by Ivan Rakitic for his first goal at the Bernabeu since 2014.

Sports Griezmann considering Manchester United and Real Madrid offers
Author: 0 Griezmann considering Manchester United and Real Madrid offers

In turn, it remains to be seen firstly whether or not the former Real Sociedad star does indeed move on ahead of next season, and then it becomes a case of which side of Manchester is the best fit, while the report also notes that Chelsea are monitoring his situation too.

Sports Bruins avoid elimination, top Senators
Author: 0 Bruins avoid elimination, top Senators

The Bruins, already missing three of their top four defensemen, also lost David Krejci again in Game 5 - this time on a knee-on-knee hit by Chris Wideman . 1 ranked penalty killing unit during the regular season. He started at the bottom of the lineup. "They got a couple of bounces that went their way and we just didn't get any bounces our way after we got (the lead)".

Author: 0 Celtics @ 7: What To Expect Going Into Game 4

Washington leads Atlanta 2-0 in the best-of-seven series , with the Hawks hosting Game 3 on Saturday. Now, with a win on Sunday at the United Center, the Celtics can return home in a dead heat with the Bulls. With Rondo out, Butler will likely be playing more point guard, something he's done at times this season. "Just like every injury, every blow, it hurts the team in the moment, but we have to move past it", Wade said.

Author: 0 Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

He also added seven rebounds and 10 assists. Game 3 reminded everyone just how versatile of a player Paul can be. "I was just trying to pick my spots". At least in this series, however, the Clippers may be able to survive without one of their "Big Three". "He's such a dynamic player". "We'll worry about the game when it's that time, but right now it's about consoling one of the leaders of our team who this means more to him than anything".

Author: 0 Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

Joe Pavleski almost tied it with a back handed beauty that hit both crossbar and post. When it came to the decisive Game 6, when Martinsen and Shaw were out of the lineup (and Torrey Mitchell , who had played well in his limited action in this series was, also scratched) Brian Flynn and Michael McCarron (seven combined goals between the two this season) were inserted in.

Sports National Football League draft prospect Caleb Brantley charged with battery
Author: 0 National Football League draft prospect Caleb Brantley charged with battery

The misdemeanor battery charge accuses him of a retaliatory kick to the woman's head . According to the Alachua County Court record, two witnesses claim Brantley punched the accuser in the face, knocking her unconscious. Now the Florida defensive tackle will be lucky to even be selected. It has forced teams to avoid taking a PR when determining who to sign or draft in recent years.

Author: 0 MS Dhoni smashes 61 no, helps Pune beat Hyderabad by six wickets

Reigning champions Hyderabad, on the other hand, have been pretty consistent with four wins out of six matches to be placed at the third position. Mumbai Indians successfully defended 142 in beating Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League on Saturday .

Sports Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/16/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/16/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The point guard who was the last pick in the 2011 draft, has had a fantastic individual season averaging 29 points per game. The Celtics have had to rebuild their team from the ground up since 2008. The Celtics defeated the Warriors 99-86 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Before Wednesday's regular-season finale, coach Brad Stevens maintained that the No.

Author: 0 Canadiens vs. Rangers live stream, Game 4

Carey Price stopped 32 of the 34 shots against him for Montreal but was far from his best in Game 4. "We've gotta focus on one game and get that next one". "There were a couple of chances where we got pucks to the net and the rebounds were sitting there, and we have to dig a little deeper to come up with those second chances".

Sports Young Cubs fan gets emotional after being surprised with tickets
Author: 0 Young Cubs fan gets emotional after being surprised with tickets

The youngster's face breaks into an elated grin and he jumps up and down whooping with joy. Kolt was so excited he ran straight into his father's arms and began to weep. He may or may not be their biggest fan!' Rizzo, for one, said he'd having batting-practice passes waiting for Kolt when he comes to the game in June.

Sports Niall Horan to Attend Golfer Pal Rory McIlroy's Wedding
Author: 0 Niall Horan to Attend Golfer Pal Rory McIlroy's Wedding

Security is tight at Ashford Castle , and the quiet Mayo village of Cong has been inundated with reporters covering the event. More than 200 guests attended the sumptuous wedding at the 13th century castle including Stevie Wonder , Niall Horan , Ed Sheeran.

Sports Joshua's mind on Fury despite looming Klitschko fight
Author: 0 Joshua's mind on Fury despite looming Klitschko fight

Now, a more experienced Joshua has his eyes firmly set on adding the WBA heavyweight world title to his collection - but needs to go through the former champion Wladimir Klitschko to do so. Like I say, you can not rush into big fights like him, thinking "yeah I'm just going to knock him over like every other man". Speaking about the advert, Joshua said: "I'm not usually one to look back but I liked the concept for the short film".

Author: 0 Anthony Johnson Says Goodbye: 'The End of Rumble'

That's what happened, though, after Johnson tapped out to a rear-naked choke at 3:37 of the second round Saturday night-five of Johnson's six career losses have been by rear-naked choke with the sixth being a TKO due to an eye injury. "The difference is I am going to stand up to him. I know I can do nothing and beat this guy.' I went out there and busted my (butt) to make sure I'm in the best shape possible".

Sports Scherzer pitches 7 scoreless innings, Nats beat Braves 3-1
Author: 0 Scherzer pitches 7 scoreless innings, Nats beat Braves 3-1

Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz (0-2) pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits and four walks. I had a stretch where I got a little sped up there and cut a lot of (pitches) off, but other than that I got guys out. The Braves would pay for those missed opportunities when the Nationals scored twice in the fifth inning. Harper's homers came in the first two innings as the Nationals led 6-2 early and kept adding runs.

Author: 0 Rare parchment copy of US Declaration of Independence found in England

It is now the only other known 18th century, handwritten copy of the document that formally launched the bloody separation of the American colonies from England. Besides being an extremely rare copy of the Declaration, this document has an intriguing feature: the signatures of the men who put their name to the Declaration have been reordered.

Sports Agbonlahor breaks drought to deepen Birmingham's woes
Author: 0 Agbonlahor breaks drought to deepen Birmingham's woes

Earlier in the week the Blues appointed Harry Redknapp in an attempt to stave off relegation but the wily old manager couldn't pick up a positive result on his first outing. Whilst the Villans are undoubtedly a more functional unit under Bruce than his predecessor Roberto Di Matteo, fans will want to see an improvement in the quality of their football ahead of what many hope will be a promotion push next season.

Sports Pep Guardiola promises Manchester City fans next season will be different
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola promises Manchester City fans next season will be different

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring against Liverpool during the English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, Sunday April 23, 2017. Wenger faced a similar situation in 2014, when there was also uncertainty around his future but he ended up signing a new three-year deal after ending the club's nine-year trophy drought by lifting the FA Cup .

Sports Home NFL What we learned from Mayock 2017 NFL Draft conference call
Author: 0 Home NFL What we learned from Mayock 2017 NFL Draft conference call

If I move out to X or Z, I become a receiver and not just a running back. The 2017 NFL Draft class has been particularly hard to gauge especially when it comes to projecting landing spots for the top quarterback prospects. 10, (though) they might". In one of the most intriguing pressers we've heard in quite some time, we listened as the Eagles' brass gave a brief outline of the team's draft board, expressed their confidence in it and eschewed any inkling that they'd use any "gut feeling" ...

Sports Alonso embracing challenges of his 'Indy 500 adventure'
Author: 0 Alonso embracing challenges of his 'Indy 500 adventure'

The 101st edition of Indianapolis 500 is set to take place on May 28 with Alonso's first test scheduled for May 3. Asked if it would be fun to race against former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya again, Alonso said with a smile, "I don't know if he will be in the front".

Sports Boston Celtics Lose Game 2 to Chicago Bulls
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Lose Game 2 to Chicago Bulls

Despite the circumstances he had to deal with on Sunday, Isaiah Thomas still suited up for Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls, but in a losing effort. "I just stayed in the gym and worked", Rondo said. "I know what we're capable of". Stevens said Thomas, a former standout for the Washington Huskies and Curtis High School in University Place, plans to play in Game 2 , then travel home to be with family and help complete funeral arrangements.

Sports Kane and ruthless Spurs have Chelsea in their sights
Author: 0 Kane and ruthless Spurs have Chelsea in their sights

Spurs remain in the hunt on two fronts, sitting just four points behind Chelsea in the Premier League and they are set to face the Blues this weekend in an FA Cup semi-final. "We just have to concentrate on ourselves". He said: "I think we have had very good performances - Arsenal here, Tottenham here, when we played really well".

Sports Garcia earns first major title
Author: 0 Garcia earns first major title

It was a wonderful battle and if there is anyone you want to lose to it's Sergio. "He deserves it. He's had his fair share of heartbreak". "Everybody that supported me, my sponsors, my moments that unfortunately didn't go the way I wanted".

Sports Hamilton takes no solace in second place
Author: 0 Hamilton takes no solace in second place

The Mercedes executive director, Toto Wolff, has said the team will consider team orders after defeat at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday made it clear the battle for this year's Formula One world championship will be closely contested with Ferrari.

Author: 0 Arsenal get first away win in three months

But Antonio Barragan had to head Aaron Ramsey's 28th-minute volley off the line before goalkeeper Brad Guzan gratefully clutched Sanchez's attempt to his chest after it reared up off the rain-soaked turf seconds later. "You could see we were not playing with full confidence during some moments but overall we wanted to win", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told broadcaster Sky Sports .

Author: 0 Celtics vs. Bulls 2017 live stream

The pregame speech came from an unexpected source , but the motivational message that reverberated throughout the Boston Celtics' locker room could not have come at a more pivotal time . "I couldn't take him out of the game". However, only US$3 million (AU$3.9 million) of his 2017-18 salary will be guaranteed if the Bulls release the guard before June 30.

Author: 0 Sharks Explode For Seven Goals While Blanking Oilers to Even Series

The Sharks chances of advancing past the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs always depended on the health of Thornton and Logan Couture . The next game of the series will be played Tuesday at SAP Center. But whenever you throw Thornton, Burns, Pavelski, Marleau and Couture on the ice together, something can happen at any moment. But it should be noted, the Sharks power play clicked at just 16.7 per cent this season, good for 25th in the National Hockey League.

Sports Strong fourth quarters alone can't save the Indiana Pacers
Author: 0 Strong fourth quarters alone can't save the Indiana Pacers

He did have eight of Cleveland's 19 turnovers, miscues that allowed the Pacers to hang around. The Cavaliers margins of victory against the Pistons last season in the first round were 5, 17, 10, and 2. In this one, Lance Stephenson was matched up against the much taller Kevin Love in the third, and Love responded by going on a personal 10-0 run as the Cavaliers continued to exploit the mismatch as long as the Pacers stayed with it.

Sports Prince Mourned by Famous Fans, One Year After His Death
Author: 0 Prince Mourned by Famous Fans, One Year After His Death

Prince managed to stay notoriously quiet when it came to his personal life, and even one year after his death little is known about the pop icon. Tickets were sold out for an exclusive four-day celebration of concerts, panel discussions and parties at the 65,000 square-foot (6,000 square-meter) Paisley Park complex in Minnesota, the midwestern U.S.