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Sports Maria Sharapova congratulates mother-to-be Serena Williams
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova congratulates mother-to-be Serena Williams

Watch the highlights from Sharapova's winning return in the video above ... "When I come off, I realise how much I am enjoying it", added Sharapova . She earned her first break points a game later, powering a crosscourt forehand victor to grab the first set. "I don't have anything to say - I am way above that", she told reporters when asked to respond to Bouchard's comments after seeing off fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 in Stuttgart .

Sports Pirates pitcher Taillon has suspected testicular cancer
Author: 0 Pirates pitcher Taillon has suspected testicular cancer

It was announced on Monday afternoon that Taillon was being treated at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania for suspected testicular cancer. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and later emerged as one of the top prospects in the game. Taillon, a rising star in his first full Major League Baseball season with the Pirates, has a 2-1 record with a 3.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched.

Author: 0 Ronaldo: I am from this planet!

Zidane however, warned the Real Madrid players not to go overboard with their celebrations and retain their focus till the very end of their campaign. Neville was particularly impressed with the recent exploits of ex-United teammate Ronaldo , whose hat-trick gave Real a commanding advantage in the Champions League semi-final tie against neighbours Atletico.

Author: 0 Rockets center Nene out for rest of National Basketball Association playoffs with groin injury

Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first team to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. His status for Game Five is unknown. "What was going through my mind was going three, two, three, two", D'Antoni said. He could just move Montrezl Harrell into the rotation, as he did when Nene or Clint Capela were unavailable in the regular season.

Sports Quake Champions Set To Launch Open Beta This Week
Author: 0 Quake Champions Set To Launch Open Beta This Week

Officially known as the "Large Scale Technical Test" (a fancy-smancy term for an Open Beta), you can sign up to receive your key at Quake.com now. And, during the Tech Test, the game will remain live 24/7 for the full duration, rather than the previous weekends-only structure.

Author: 0 Could Manchester United's Going All in on Europa League Backfire?

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Granit Xhaka suffered an ankle injury during the Gunners' 2-0 victory over Man United at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. It's something we've got to take game-by-game. "We are fighting for a Champions League spot through the Europa League, but as well through the Premier League and we came here with this aim but unfortunately we couldn't win".

Author: 0 Mets: Matt Harvey Will Return To Mound Friday At Milwaukee

But calling Rosario up now would likely make him Super 2 eligible, meaning the Mets would risk shelling out significant dollars to him over a four-year arbitration period, instead of the typical three years that most players receive. My friend Frank Isola from the New York Daily News always says that Harvey is the most over-hyped New York athlete of the past 10 years, and in light of everything that has happened over the past few years - and past few days - it becomes harder and harder to ...

Sports Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury
Author: 0 Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury

Parker clutched his left knee as he lay on the floor. Video captured by KSAT showed Parker being carried of the court by teammates Dewayne Dedmon and Dejounte Murray to an awaiting wheelchair near the Spurs locker room. On Wednesday, Parker became the ninth player in National Basketball Association postseason history to reach 4,000 career points. Leonard made 9 of 20 shots, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, and added 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Author: 0 Bangladeshi wins seat for Asian women on FIFA Council

The AFC elected four total members to the FIFA Council, with Zhang Jian from China, Chung Mong Gyu from South Korea and Mariano V. Araneta Jr . from the Philippines filling out the elections. The Palestinian Authority has worked hard to implement an global boycott of Israel, its products and its sports teams at all levels and in all forums - to a great extent aided and abetted by the United Nations, which welcomed the PA into its membership as a non-state entity.

Sports Joe Ingles dishes out 11 assists in Jazz win over Clippers
Author: 0 Joe Ingles dishes out 11 assists in Jazz win over Clippers

He was 5-of-7 for 13 points in the fourth quarter, even though all seven shots were contested by Clippers defenders. In the minor matter of the crucial playoff basketball match between the Jazz and Clippers it was the hosts that claimed victory, perhaps inspired by their mascot's heroism.

Sports Starlin Castro helps Yankees to 11-6 win over Cubs
Author: 0 Starlin Castro helps Yankees to 11-6 win over Cubs

The Cubs are now 16-15 and sit one game behind the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the National League Central Division. Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. Albert Almora Jr . and Javier Baez each singled in a run before Chapman hit Rizzo on his left forearm with the bases loaded on his 36th pitch, forcing home the tying run.

Sports Yankees edge Cubs in 18-inning, record-setting marathon
Author: 0 Yankees edge Cubs in 18-inning, record-setting marathon

No, it was likely caused by the swings and misses coming out of the Windy City in the series finale between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. "We're going to fight to the end". The left fielder went into the stands in foul territory for an outstanding catch on Chase Headley's foul popup in the 12th. "We just can't continue on that path right now", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Sports Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury after toppling Wladimir Klitschko
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury after toppling Wladimir Klitschko

But Joshua hung on and came back strong before knocking Klitschko onto the floor twice in the 11th before the referee eventually stopped it with the older man on the ropes, literally and figuratively. The fight matched two Olympic gold medalists (Klitschko 1996, Joshua 2012) who both stand 6-foot-6 and have impressive knockout records. Klitschko didn't fall down after the uppercut, but Joshua was all over the stunned former champ and dropped him with a left hook.

Author: 0 Feldman throws four- hitter, Reds top Cueto, Giants to sweep series

He struck out a season-high 10 and allowed six hits during seven innings while taking this loss. On the other hand, the 25-year-old southpaw in Garrett is also in the midst of his first go-round at the highest level. Nine players drove in at least one run for the Reds, who got 18 hits and have scored 27 runs over a two-game span for the first time since May 2010 against Houston.

Author: 0 Chelsea Relegate Middlesbrough, Close in on EPL Crown

After just one season in the top flight, Boro will return to the Championship, where they spent the previous seven campaigns. Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, former Manchester United defender Neville heaped praise on Fabregas following his sparkling display in west London.

Sports Molinari leads by a shot at Wells Fargo; Johnson makes cut
Author: 0 Molinari leads by a shot at Wells Fargo; Johnson makes cut

Mickelson, a five-time major champion who has played 20 tournaments in North Carolina without a victory, said adjusting to the windy conditions Saturday was not too hard or unexpected. QUOTABLE: "I'm happy this day's over with honestly". He followed that with a birdie on the second hole keep close to the leader. He never made it to the first tee at Augusta National.

Author: 0 Hamilton could become rival - Bottas

After Bottas' victory, the Silver Arrows have taken a one-point lead in the table, climbing above Ferrari. "The pressure from Sebastian wasn't too bad; the main issue was with the lapped cars, trying to get past those". Hamilton had an uncharacteristically poor weekend, unable to find the right setup for his vehicle at the Sochi Autodrom. "I have some feelings and some ideas but lots of work will be done to figure it out".

Author: 0 LeBron scores 39 as Cavaliers rout Raptors

If you have (Lowry) is it going to be a different story? You can't let other guys like that get going. "For sure. But you can't turn on the TV or look on nothing socially without seeing all the criticism or questioning this or whatever somebody may think", DeRozan said.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas wipes away Wizards with another late-game masterpiece

Thomas, who starred in the Sunday second round Game One victory for his Celtics over the Washington Wizards, had the tooth knocked out in the first quarter of the game. Markieff Morris had 16 points, Marcin Gortat totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds and Bradley Beal also scored 14. Warriors 106, Jazz 94 • Stephen Curry scored 22 points in three quarters of work and the top-seeded Golden State Warriors warmed up in a hurry after a weeklong layoff between playoff games, beating Utah ...

Author: 0 Capitals rally late to force Game 6 against the Penguins

Shattenkirk said the Capitals had to read and react instead of overthinking. On the other side of the ice, the Pens have to be a little bit anxious. Trevor Daley has been banged up, not practicing much (including this morning) and only had 1 shift in the 3rd period of last game. ".We basically said, 'We've gotta get this.' Everyone who scored was one of our top guys".

Sports NBA Draft: 5 best fits for Duke Blue Devils' Jayson Tatum
Author: 0 NBA Draft: 5 best fits for Duke Blue Devils' Jayson Tatum

Washington Huskies freshman guard Markelle Fultz will attend next week's NBA Draft Combine with 66 other NAB prospects. The event revolves primarily around interviews with team executives and coaches, five-on-five scrimmaging, skill drills, anthropometric testing, and medical evaluations.

Author: 0 Team: Rockets center Nenê out for the rest of the postseason

No need to stay up late for a frantic finish when the outcomes are decided so early. ABOUT THE ROCKETS: Harden broke loose for the first time in the series with a 43-point effort in Game 3 after averaging 16.5 on 9-of-30 shooting over the first two games.

Author: 0 Oilers rout Ducks, set up Game 7

Capturing the fourth win is a well-known hurdle they need to clear. Look for the Ducks to finish things off tonight. There's a certain anger professional teams feel from time to time , and when they do, the results can be spectacular. John Gibson (6-2, 2.71 GAA, .912 SV%) is once again in net as he has started every game of the postseason. Jake Allen did his part by making 21 saves, including a key one on Filip Forsberg with 6:11 remaining (Nashville's last shot on goal).

Author: 0 Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday

It was a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League for Boro, who next play Southampton at the Riverside. But, when you arrive and you face this league, you must change your mind on a lot of things to adapt very well and very quickly to this league.

Sports What will happen in tied second round NBA playoff series?
Author: 0 What will happen in tied second round NBA playoff series?

In between, the Wizards went up 74-53 on Otto Porter Jr.'s layup with 5:00 remaining. Wizards reserve Kelly Oubre Jr. was suspended one game, the National Basketball Association announced Saturday, "for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact " with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk during the second quarter of Washington's 116-89 rout.

Sports Chicago Bears Sign OLB Dan Skuta
Author: 0 Chicago Bears Sign OLB Dan Skuta

This signing reunites the Grand Valley State product with former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who now serves as the Bears' defensive boss. The Bears also signed defensive end Jaye Howard to a one-year deal last week after he had been released by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was bothered by a groin injury in 2015 that required offseason surgery.

Sports Bouchard claims victory over Sharapova in thriller
Author: 0 Bouchard claims victory over Sharapova in thriller

Sharapova returned from a 15-month suspension recently following a positive test for meldonium - she was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years, before it was reduced to 15 months and, in October, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Sharapova was not an "intentional doper".

Author: 0 F1 round-up: Bottas claims Russian GP for his first ever win

Lewis Hamilton shrugged off a disappointing Russian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, with Ferrari sweeping the front row for the first time in almost nine years, as "just one of those weekends". He was seen struggling with his auto throughout the race. He did not know he had doubled it at first, and not the other Mercedes driver , Lewis Hamilton.

Sports Danny Murphy believes Tottenham are facing a defining moment
Author: 0 Danny Murphy believes Tottenham are facing a defining moment

Chelsea FC now need just two wins out of the four games remaining in the English Premier League to seal the title for the season. If you want to be a champion, these are games you have to win. It's hard to accept that at this moment of the season - a very important moment - and especially in a derby game. Eric Dier knows Tottenham must quickly put their title disappointment behind them to avoid a repeat of last season's capitulation.

Sports Early signing period approved for football
Author: 0 Early signing period approved for football

After discussing it for years, college football finally has an early signing period. If a recruit does not sign during that period, he will follow the normal timeline, which allows the players to begin sending in National Letters of Intent to schools on National Signing Day, which occurs on the first Wednesday of February (Feb.

Sports Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury
Author: 0 Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

Whilst the final percentage from three was 30 percent, a few garbage-time threes from Harden helped pad that statistic. The Rockets and Spurs will continue their series Tuesday night in San Antonio, at 8:00 PM ET. Sam Dekker received some playing time with this small unit, and his athleticism could give the Spurs' bigs trouble if they don't play small (which they usually don't like to do).

Author: 0 Hull loses to increase relegation fears in EPL

Swansea City manager Paul Clement believes avoiding Premier League relegation this season would be a bigger achievement than winning major trophies as assistant manager at Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris St Germain. Everton may have already qualified for the Europa League but that did not stop them giving Swansea several scares before the hosts held on to a precious win at the Liberty Stadium.

Author: 0 Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/8/17 NHL Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

With the slogan "Own the big moments" a reminder of how they didn't do so a year ago in their second-round loss to the Penguins , Washington's best players came to play when the moment was its biggest. "We came back and hopefully we build off this now", said Backstrom, who executed a flawless give-and-go with Burakovsky on his goal. If he could, he'd bundle a season's worth of regular-season games just for one like what we saw in Saturday's Game 5.

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho considering weakened team for Arsenal trip

Ajax simply destroyed Lyon 4-1 and controlled the match for the full 90 minutes. "We now need to focus on the second leg and have another big game coming up too, against Arsenal". "He's the right man to bring the team back to where we want to be". The away goal could prove crucial but the narrow winning margin means Mourinho will, as suggested on the eve of the first leg, rest several players when United return to Premier League action on Sunday.

Author: 0 Two-hour marathon attempt an 'inspiration' to big Twitter audience

Kipchoge - along with two-time Boston Marathon victor Lelisa Desisa, from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese - was taking part in the "Breaking2" project , a sportswear company Nike-backed attempt to crack the sub-two hour marathon.

Author: 0 Chelsea won't ease up in title race, says Antonio Conte

The Toffees have little left to play for this term and are virtually assured of a seventh-placed finish; they are two points adrift of Arsenal in sixth who have two games in hand, but can not be caught by the teams below them. "It is very important to stay together in this moment because we must feel this season could become fantastic". 'We prepared well, we knew it would be hard and we were mentally ready, ' Azpilicueta said.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho hilariously destroys Arsenal despite Man Utd defeat

Arsenal beat United 2-0 at Emirates Stadium , Granit Xhaka's deflected strike quickly followed by a header from Danny Welbeck in the second half to give the hosts three crucial points in the race for a top-four finish. "Yes, Arsenal won, to end United's long unbeaten run, but nobody really cared - including United manager Jose Mourinho ". Liverpool are third in the table on 70 points, a point clear of fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Sports Jürgen Klopp bemoans state of pitch after Southampton deny Liverpool
Author: 0 Jürgen Klopp bemoans state of pitch after Southampton deny Liverpool

However, Milner - who last missed a Premier League penalty playing for Aston Villa against Bolton - saw his effort saved by Forster. "The penalty was my fault, so it was probably my fault we did not get the three (points) and I have to take responsibility for that", the captain for the day in the absence of Jordan Henderson said.

Author: 0 Corey Perry scores in double overtime for Ducks

But the Capitals scored three goals in the third period to take Game 5, 4-2, and force Game 6 on Monday night. The blueliner hasn't been ruled out for the playoffs, leaving hope that he could return for the Western Conference Finals should the Oilers manage to scratch out consecutive victories.