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Sports Chelsea on course for the title as Spurs beat Arsenal
Author: 0 Chelsea on course for the title as Spurs beat Arsenal

Everton left-back Leighton Baines says the club will "strengthen" after cementing Europa League football for next season. Chelsea need three more wins from their last four games to secure the title in Conte's first season in charge. "He is a great player and he is having a fantastic season but he must continue this way and finish this season and win otherwise also for him it is a good season - but not a fantastic season".

Author: 0 Chelsea 1 Middlesbrough 0 - Costa takes Blues a step closer

The title is in sight now for Chelsea and they are playing the second-worst team in the league, so there is only going to be one outcome here. "We've had to win matches for a number of weeks, so the players are used to that pressure". Alonso again got in down the left in the seventh minute but this time his cross flashed across the area with no team-mate able to get on the end of it.

Sports Diego Costa double helps Chelsea restore seven-point lead in title race
Author: 0 Diego Costa double helps Chelsea restore seven-point lead in title race

And afterwards Cesc Fabregas stated his belief that Hazard was second in ability only to Barcelona's Lionel Messi and can improve if he is more "selfish" and shows a greater "killer instinct". Fabregas's pass from halfway sent Costa scampering away down the inside-right channel and his cut-back was swept into the bottom-left corner by Hazard.

Sports Stanton Hits 2 HRs, Marlins Beat Mets 7-0
Author: 0 Stanton Hits 2 HRs, Marlins Beat Mets 7-0

Late Saturday evening, the Mets were more anxious about Cabrera, a clubhouse leader and their regular No. 2 hitter. Matt Harvey was scheduled to pitych Sunday. He showed up to the ballpark on Sunday but was sent home. He traveled across multiple time zones to make it to NY in time to start this afternoon. In the seventh inning, Ozuna and Martin Prado recorded singles, which set up a Derek Dietrich RBI double, extending the Marlins lead to 7-0.

Sports LeBron guides Cavaliers to another clean sweep
Author: 0 LeBron guides Cavaliers to another clean sweep

They're the first team to win eight games in a row over consecutive post-season runs. Toronto coach Dwane Casey said prior to Game 4 Sunday that star point guard Kyle Lowry was expected to miss a second straight game with a sprained ankle .

Author: 0 NBA Predictions: Can the Cavaliers sweep the Raptors? 5/7/17

Kyrie Irving had 27 points, while Kyle Korver finished with 18. The Raptors needed 6 games in their first round to get by the Milwaukee Bucks and may only see 4 games against the Cavs if they don't get a big home win here. A 3 by Toronto's Fred Van Vleet cut it to 87-86 at 9:51 of the fourth, but James answered with a 3. However, Irving went on a run to give the Cavaliers an eight point lead with four minutes left in the game.

Sports Chelsea's Kante named Football Writers' Player of the Year
Author: 0 Chelsea's Kante named Football Writers' Player of the Year

For me, the 2017 FWA Footballer of the Year is Dele Alli. "He is good! I think N'Golo is much better than me". "N'Golo Kante could not be a more deserving victor of English football's most prestigious individual award", said FWA chairman Paddy Barclay.

Sports Wizards Win Game 4, Tie Series at 2-2
Author: 0 Wizards Win Game 4, Tie Series at 2-2

The series is tied at 2-2 and the Celtics are lucky to be that close after allowing a 16-0 spurt to open the series in Game 1 and a 39-17 explosion by the Wizards in the first quarter of Game 2 . Isaiah Thomas connected on his first three 3-pointers while Al Horford had four assists and a block in the first eight minutes. Celtics: It's the first time in Thomas' playoff career that he has fallen short of 20 points in consecutive games.

Sports Crosby returns for Penguins after concussion
Author: 0 Crosby returns for Penguins after concussion

He fully participated, skating on the first line and taking contact during drills. "It's not really up to me". We didn't, and then they tie it up and get some life off that and then gained some momentum there for a short span. "We rely on our medical staff to advise us and help us make the best decision", Sullivan said. "The health and safety of our players is always the priority and that will never change".

Sports Penguins welcome back Sidney Crosby, look to eliminate Capitals
Author: 0 Penguins welcome back Sidney Crosby, look to eliminate Capitals

Sheary, too, said that as long as his body responds well today, he expects to be a game-time decision for Game 5. The Capitals' top-line center carried the puck up the ice, executed a give-and-go with Burakovsky and beat Fleury for the tying goal at 2:49 of the third.

Author: 0 City turn on the style to boost top-four push

Crystal Palace's manager (Big) Sam Allardyce will welcome Frenchman Yohan Cabaye in the lineup. "We have miss a lot this season". Manchester City, despite being without injured top scorer Sergio Aguero, recorded its biggest league win under Guardiola, having often struggled to put away teams at home because of wayward finishing and sloppy defending.

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

Thomas, who converted a three-point play earlier in the period, hit a layup that put the Celtics back up 86-85 and started Boston on a 19-4 run that secured the first win for a home team in the series. "My finger is broken". The Bulls continued to struggle without Rajon Rondo in the lineup. Mix this with the verbal battle between Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Boston's Marcus Smart, and you have some genuine bad blood between the teams heading into Game 5.

Author: 0 Packers trade out of first round

Even his grandfather, Ken, played Division III football at UW-Eau Claire before becoming a Wisconsin and national high school hall of fame coach. King was taken by the Green Bay Packers with the 33rd overall pick of the draft, while Baker went at No.

Author: 0 Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions squad for family reasons

With Youngs staying at home, Gatland has called up Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw to fill the vacant half-back slot. "But I understand the situation, and appreciate the fact that Saracens and Gloucester are releasing their players to us".

Sports Could Europa League be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal?
Author: 0 Could Europa League be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal?

But refreshing news surfaced that Pogba, Bailly, Jones and Smalling were involved in training on Wednesday. The £89 million midfielder told MUTV: "Of course, we have to believe". Celta finished second in Group G to fellow semi-finalists Ajax - who banked a 4-1 victory in their own first leg clash with Lyon last night - then overcame Shakhtar Donetsk, Krasnodar and Genk to set up this semi-final with United.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger only concentrating on Arsenal after breaking Jose Mourinho duck

Fifth-placed United remain four points behind City with three games left. "I wanted to be fair with Smalling, Rooney and Carrick - I couldn't put a team in this match with four or five kids in the line up". "We shook hands but during the game I don't like what I never like". Where he has gambled, however, is relying on winning the Europa League to secure a Champions League qualification spot, rather than achieve it via a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Author: 0 Chelsea exceeded expectations to stave off Spurs - Conte

There is no one style of play guaranteed to win you the Premier League but counter attacking has been their key, rather like it was for Leicester last season. Conte said: "This league is very hard". The 26-year-old France global drove former club Leicester to a shock title triumph last season and is doing much the same again at Stamford Bridge this time around - following his big money summer switch - to leave the club on the brink of glory.

Author: 0 Real Madrid thump Granada to maintain pressure in La Liga title race

Braces from James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata sealed an ultimately comfortable league win for Real Madrid over Granada. "George Best scored a lot of goals but also created a lot of goals". Atresmedia has been reporting record viewing figures during the Champions League season, particularly with the last two games: FC Barcelona vs. PSG and Juventus.

Author: 0 'Man City not yet a finished product'

Pep Guardiola claims Manchester City are the Premier League's best team from box to box, but insists they must sharpen up at either end of the pitch next season. "It was only 1-0 after the first half so it wasn't easy". But Kompany insists there's more to come from the 25-year-old De Bruyne . "We wanted to set up this chain of homes games right", Kompany said.

Sports Tyson: Joshua Makes Boxing Big
Author: 0 Tyson: Joshua Makes Boxing Big

He showed heart, he showed a good chin, he showed boxing ability, it was a real classic. They won't pay for it, they want the best and the best is Joshua. Both fighters have been knocked down, until in the 11th round, Joshua has not made a decisive attack, forcing the referee to stop the fight. I left the room after three rounds and checked my phones for updates to make sure he was fine.

Author: 0 Lowry (ankle) sits out Raptors' Game 3 loss

Love and Irving scored 16 points each, while Korver sunk four of his six looks from three-point range on the way to a 14-point effort. "The way they go is the way we go". The Cavaliers went on to win the series in six games. When James left the floor with 3:27 remaining, the Cavs had outscored the Raptors 26-7 in the fourth, with 13 points from James.

Sports Anaheim Ducks Rally Back In Three Minutes For Amazing Comeback
Author: 0 Anaheim Ducks Rally Back In Three Minutes For Amazing Comeback

In Game 5, Oilers head coach Todd McLellan moved Draisaitl off of McDavid's wing to centre a line with Milan Lucic and Anton Slepyshev. "Grybs has been ready to go, he was chomping at the bit to get in". But Anaheim forward Andrew Cogliano said it isn't the 7-1 score that mattered in Game 6, just the result. Rogers Place was highly sensitive to officiating Sunday given the perceived injustice of allowing Friday's tying goal to withstand a goaltender interference challenge.

Sports Paul Pogba not prepared to concede target of top-four finish
Author: 0 Paul Pogba not prepared to concede target of top-four finish

The discussion highlights just how impressive Rashford has been at club level and the 19-year-old is sure to have a key role in United ending the season successfully. "So, we have to be human with the players, we have to be sensible and common sense in relation to our situation in the Premier League". Despite Mourinho hinting he'll play the kids, I think he'll actually select a strong line-up with Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba retaining their places in the midfield .

Author: 0 Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

Not only did Nicklas Backstrom , Evgeny Kuznetsov and the recently demoted Alex Ovechkin beat Marc-Andre Fleury for scores, Braden Holtby played his best 20 minutes of goal in the series. Each team got goals in the third period, courtesy of New York's Jimmy Vesey and Ottawa's Derick Brasard. "We were sort of stuck in that two- and three-goal area and in a very important moment in the third period obviously in an important game, our guys delivered against him, so I think that gives us a ...

Sports Rashford free-kick gives Mourinho's men advantage
Author: 0 Rashford free-kick gives Mourinho's men advantage

After the trip to the Emirates, United face back-to-back away games in the Premier League against Tottenham and Southampton before Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford on the final day. "Of late he's been put on set-pieces and his corner delivery and free-kicks have been excellent". Onlookers joined Rashford's team-mates and manager in praising the match-winning display, but just days earlier the teenager was in the unusual position of dealing with criticism after appearing to dive to win ...

Author: 0 Oilers explode for seven goals to force Game 7

The eighth-seeded team in the West, the Predators followed up a stunning sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks by ousting the St. Louis Blues in six games with a 3-1 victory Sunday. Goalie Pekka Rinne and the Predators' defense made the lead stick. Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks deserved every bit of respect for their monumental Game 5 comeback, which might have been aided by a non-call on goalie interference but was riotous nonetheless.

Author: 0 Jazz guard Hill (toe) out again vs. Warriors

The Warriors have had many winning seasons, but nothing compared to their 15-16 campaign. Remarkably, Durant had not appeared in a clutch situation-defined as a five-point scoring margin or less in the final five minutes of regulation or overtime-since a February 4 loss to the Kings.

Sports Man Utd boss Mourinho hits out at
Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho hits out at

Asked if it was a fair result, the Portuguese said: "I think so because of our incredible spirit and our very good first half, when we easily controlled the game". Sunday's home game against relegation-threatened Swansea is United's ninth in April and will kick off at midday despite the Manchester derby having finished at close to 10 p.m.

Author: 0 Thomas lobbies for calls with Celtics-Wizards series tied

Three Wizards - John Wall , Bradley Beal and Otto Porter - scored in double digits in that quarter. "It was all our defense", Beal said of the decisive run. Of course, Washington could lead every game for 47 minutes and 58 seconds, but if Boston takes the lead for the final two seconds, the Celtics win every time.

Author: 0 NFL Draft: Browns get their QB on Day 2

Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. (EDT). "This is a tough business, and that's an very bad tough position to play". He ranked among the top three 2017 safeties in all four tests and tied for the sixth-best 40 among all safeties since 2006 while his broad jump tied for fifth in the last 12 safety classes.

Author: 0 Cavs send Raptors to playoff extinction

In a game where the Cavs scored 109 points, James provided 35 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Irving added 27 points, nine assists and five rebounds. "He made one shot, a three, between his legs step-back and I was right there". "A lot of the offense was on LeBron's shoulders", said Irving, who was willing to share the load.

Author: 0 Rangers regroup after Game 2 loss to Ottawa

On his first goal tonight, which put the Penguins up 3-1 late in the second, Guentzel picked his spot on Braden Holtby . Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) shoots the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, Ap.

Sports Leicester star Ndidi targets top-half finish as survival secured
Author: 0 Leicester star Ndidi targets top-half finish as survival secured

Rob Tanner, football writer for the Leicester Mercury and writer of "5,000-1: The Leicester City Story" said a return to 4-4-2 has been the backbone of their success under Shakespeare. Leicester - and Mahrez in particular - picked things up after the break, with Vardy immediately going close from a tight angle. But with time nearly up, Leicester put the icing on the cake with a classic City break, finished off by the excellent Marc Albrighton.

Author: 0 NHL Playoff Capsules: Penguins take 3-1 series lead on Washington

The 29-year-old Crosby is no stranger to concussions during his National Hockey League career, requiring almost two years to recover from one sustained in the 2011 Winter Classic. Matt Murray , Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby are all out. This, however, is something different. And if the Penguins finish the job and send the Capitals home for the summer, we will likely read the same headlines just as we have for so many years now.

Sports Pekka Rinne shuts down Blues offense, Predators advance
Author: 0 Pekka Rinne shuts down Blues offense, Predators advance

Roman Josi had a goal and an assist, and Calle Jarnkrok added an empty-netter with 60 seconds left. The goal wasn't entirely on Rinne as the Predators defense came out of the gate slow to react, nearly identical to their performance in Saint Louis for game-five.

Author: 0 Sharapova reaches quarterfinals after 2nd win since return

The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam victor has yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonia's Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win in one hour, 23 minutes. In this Monday March 7, 2016 photo, tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles.

Sports Wenger plans for clash with 'strong' United
Author: 0 Wenger plans for clash with 'strong' United

He told reporters: "He doesn't need to [make peace] because there are no problems ". "It's Old Trafford, it's their home they should be going and dominating us". The only player Mourinho confirmed would start at Arsenal is David De Gea. We have a cup final to prepare for and we have games until the end of the season to have a chance still to be in the top four, so they are focused.

Author: 0 Llorente Sure Of Swansea Survival

We need to be calm in some moments. "It couldn't have gone any better". With two winnable games left they have to be considered favourites to avoid the drop and they way in which the dealt with the added expectations has to be another positive moving forward.

Author: 0 Ducks make record rally, Perry scores in 2OT to top Oilers

The Oilers shook off the collapse that became the "Comeback on Katella" on Friday night, pasting the Ducks from start to finish in a 7-1 beating that made sure this insane series that's contained a little bit of everything went the distance.

Sports Real Madrid reserves thrash Granada, Barcelona's 'MSN' hit 100 mark
Author: 0 Real Madrid reserves thrash Granada, Barcelona's 'MSN' hit 100 mark

Barca leads the standings due to its superior head-to-head record although Real has a game in hand and will win a first domestic title since 2012 if it takes seven points from its remaining three games. "There is no B-team here". But Madrid have three more games to play, while Barca have two. "We can say that about Alvaro too, and all those who play less".