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Author: 0 Bottas: 2017 F1 title battle with Hamilton could get 'tricky'

When the five red lights went out at Sochi, it was Bottas who managed to leap into the lead and eventually pull clear of Vettel. Hamilton and the Ferrari drivers were quick to congratulate the 27-year-old on his maiden victory, with Vettel describing him as the "man of the race".

Author: 0 New York Rangers: On the brink of elimination

As the Rangers look to take their third straight win to take a 3-2 edge in the series. They're built to be fast, to score in transition, and they love to cheat out of their own zone to try to set up rushes the other way. Ottawa came out with more intensity in the second period, getting the first three shots of the period. The Rangers have had three close calls in Ottawa so far, losing 2-1 in Game 1 and 6-5 in double overtime in Game 2.

Author: 0 Utah's boring? Jazz fans offer nightlife choices to Warriors

The Warriors walked away from the Game 1 win expecting that they hadn't seen the best of the Jazz but also fully understanding they're not a team that usually makes only seven 3-pointers in a game. The Jazz had some success , as the Warriors made only 7 of 29 shots from beyond the arc (24.1 percent). Any doubt there may have lingered for a half or so in Tuesday night's Game 1 against the Jazz, but was quickly extinguished during a couple dominant runs.

Sports Spurs must have bigger dreams than beating Arsenal
Author: 0 Spurs must have bigger dreams than beating Arsenal

Sakho will definitely miss the remainder of the season for Palace now, having sat on their bench and celebrated with Christian Benteke after the Belgian scored against us on Sunday... Pochettino quickly turned his attention to Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal . But Eriksen clinched the three points. "The challenge is to keep going".

Author: 0 Oilers take command of series with another win in Anaheim

Cody McLeod's second-period goal was the eventual game-winner as Nashville earned a 3-1 win against St. Louis. Andrej Sekera scored an early goal for the Oilers , who took the first two games on Pacific Division champion Anaheim's home ice.

Sports Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks
Author: 0 Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks

Wenger expressed regret that he had been unable to give striker Lucas Perez more games . "Every time we play good quality football with chances but without the clinical edge and it's harsh on the players". But on Sunday we had a big win against United and now at Southampton , where historically we haven't done that well in the league. Arsenal haven't won at Southampton in the Premier League since 2003.

Author: 0 Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead, says coach Zidane

After falling in the Champions League for a fourth consecutive season at the hands of their neighbours, Simeone was still thrilled with his players and the manner they went about trying to turn around the 3-0 deficit from the first leg. Defenders Pepe and Raphael Varane have both returned to training, but it remains to be seen whether they will feature although Dani Carvajal remains sidelined as well.

Author: 0 Giro: Dennis drops out on fourth stage

Gaviria's Quick-Step team mate, Bob Jungels, retained the overall race leader's pink jersey. The general classification riders were safe in their positions after that point, but it was then that Gaviria capped a courageous display with a storming finish despite pressure from Bora-Hansgrohe and Lotto-Soudal.

Author: 0 When is the 2017 Champions League Final?

Atletico's fast start was with the view to scoring an early goal at the Calderon, and the breakthrough arrived in the 12th minute when Saul Niguez rose highest inside the Real Madrid box to head a Koke corner past Navas, which cut the aggregate score to 3-1 inside a noisy stadium.

Author: 0 Chelsea beat Middlesbrough, one win away from EPL title

Now we need to do another step. The Blues now know that one more victory will bring the title back to Stamford Bridge - possibly as early as Friday night when they travel to West Brom. Antonio Conte has hailed Cesc Fabregas' contribution to Chelsea's Premier League title challenge this season. "I'm used to playing every single game for every club I've been at, but I feel I've matured a lot this year".

Sports Sunil Narine plays destructive 54 runs knock, helps KKR beat RCB
Author: 0 Sunil Narine plays destructive 54 runs knock, helps KKR beat RCB

Smith smashed 74 from 39 balls, his first 50 of the tournament, to lead the Lions' chase of 190 and dent the playoff hopes of the Kings XI at the I.S. "I reckon (Lynn) is the hardest hitter of the ball at the moment in worldwide cricket", Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir said after the match. Australian Lynn smashed 50 in his first match since returning from the injury as he and Narine (54) fashioned Kolkata's comprehensive six-wicket victory against Bangalore with almost five overs to ...

Sports United gives up on league as Mourinho's caution backfires
Author: 0 United gives up on league as Mourinho's caution backfires

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 7, 2017. 'We're having a season where things have been a bit more hard but I'm convinced that in the coming years we can show another side. I left Highbury, they were crying.

Sports Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match
Author: 0 Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match

The skipper committed his immediate future to United in February amid interest from China, saying he wanted to remain at the club during this "exciting time " - a period that could soon bring Europa League glory. We had other matches , for example the match against Anderlecht where the stadium was not warm enough to make us feel that [it] was a very important match for us".

Sports Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban

She won her first two service games without losing a single point although - as in her match against Vinci - she struggled with her return of serve, and in particular with her court positioning. Kontaveit showed spirit to break straight back, a backhand victor kissing the baseline to offer hope, but it was quickly dashed by the irresistible force on the other side of the net, Sharapova breaking again by forcing a forehand error after a demanding rally.

Author: 0 Spurs look to close out Rockets with Leonard ailing

He is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the postseason. Kawhi Leonard - who limped off late in the game with an ankle injury - topscored for San Antonio with 22 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 lead in their best of seven series.

Sports Arsenal sink Manchester United to revive top-4 bid
Author: 0 Arsenal sink Manchester United to revive top-4 bid

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 19-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe, who made his Premier League debut.

Sports Dallas Stars acquire rights to G Ben Bishop from LA Kings
Author: 0 Dallas Stars acquire rights to G Ben Bishop from LA Kings

The 6-foot-7 Bishop played just seven games after the Kings acquired him from Tampa Bay to play alongside Jonathan Quick. Dallas acquired it when Jordie Benn was traded to Montreal last season. Toffoli also will be a restricted free agent this summer after scoring 47 goals in the past two years, including a team-leading 31 goals in the 2015-16 season.

Author: 0 Durant propels Warriors to 3-0

For the first time this post season Golden State looked vulnerable to the potential of losing a game. Golden State was held under 106 points for the first time this postseason. The Warriors were not looking very Warrior-like in the first two quarters even though they mostly maintained a lead. Utah made another charge later in the quarter.

Sports Thomas Scores Career-High 53, Boston Beats Wizards 129-119 in OT
Author: 0 Thomas Scores Career-High 53, Boston Beats Wizards 129-119 in OT

Game 2 of the Wizards-Celtics series gave us one of the best games of the playoffs so far. Winning tonight's game 2 and keeping the home court edge heading to Washington for critical games 3 & 4 is paramount. - Just how well did the Celtics play over the final stretch? I've always had team-mates that I've always clowned them about the tooth being out and now I'm one of them.

Author: 0 Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead - Zidane

Real has beaten Atletico in the Champions League in the past three seasons, including in the 2014 and 2016 finals. Having a reduced pre-season was a major burden for me but now I'm feeling great. The first leg was also the only time they've kept a clean sheet in this season's competition. Many are already calling this tie effectively over - but it won't actually be over until the final whistle blows, and Diego Simeone is going to do everything he can to make sure his team has a chance ...

Author: 0 Rotoworld gives Bears a failing grade in 2017 NFL Draft

Selection time: Rounds 4-6, 5 minutes; Round 7, 4 minutes. The 2017 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 27-29, and will be held in Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. In a draft that is loaded with defensive talent, seven of the top-10 players drafted were offensive players. The Texans were desperate to get in front of the Arizona Cardinals, who wanted to select their quarterback of the future since Carson Palmer is 37 years old and nearing the end of his career.

Sports Fury: I will beat AJ 'with one arm tied behind my back'
Author: 0 Fury: I will beat AJ 'with one arm tied behind my back'

I want to go worldwide with him. "But I think the team around him, his (soon to be) wife, because they normally wear the pants, and his brother might advise him differently". "Deontay Wilder was ringside on Saturday, Joseph Parker we're going to keep an eye on this Saturday and Wladimir Klitschko is still a fight that everybody would love to see", Hearn added.

Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: first teaser released

It should be an excellent fight between two warriors, but most think Alvarez will come out of it on top. Golovkin , who has knocked out 33 of his 37 career fights is putting his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles on the line.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova: Russian to learn French Open fate on 16 May

By contrast, Vinci had been taken to deuce in every service game since her opener and the inevitable break eventually came to earn Sharapova a 6-5 lead and she then served it out - taking it on her second set point. I'm a competitor - that's when I'm at my best". "I've been doing this for so long and this was my first match for a while, so when you are in the moment, you block everything else out", said Sharapova.

Sports Rockets Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury
Author: 0 Rockets Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

All three made crucial plays down the stretch, including the game-sealing block of James Harden by Ginobili in overtime that allowed the Spurs to take a 3-2 lead in the series. The Rockets were 50-of-95 from the floor and 19-of-43 from 3-point land in the victory. I see that the Rockets shot well beyond the arc (44.2%) in Game 4.

Author: 0 Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT

If the Houston Rockets are going to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals , they'll have to do it without Nene. He also made a foul shot down the stretch. Without star Kawhi Leonard , Green took over in the final minute with Spurs trailing by 1. Simmons and Ginobili tallied 12 apiece for the Spurs .

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

In 1990, Greg Norman was shocked when South African David Frost holed a winning bunker shot at the last, one of several bitter pills The Shark endured. But Queenslander Smith, ranked 112 in the world, hit his straps with seven birdies from the seventh hole. "I can't say it's another day, but you've got to go home, recharge, and pretty much forget everything you've done the last four days and just go out and make a birdie or eagle or whatever to win it", Blixt said.

Sports Tony Parker out for the season
Author: 0 Tony Parker out for the season

Parker will need season-ending surgery, meaning the Spurs will have to go through the rest of the post-season without their veteran floor leader. The Spurs said a timeline for Parker's return would be determined at a later date. Game 3 , 9:30 p.m., ESPN . Team-mates and Houston players walked over to console him. San Antonio's trio of Kawhi Leonard , Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge did the bulk of the work, combining for 64 points.

Author: 0 Trump Raised Issue of More Cooperation With Russia on Mideast Conflicts

A number of Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues in calling the dismissal "troubling", while many conservative news commentators and analysts underscored the questions the president's action raised about his and his campaign's relations with Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Madrid eliminates Atletico, reaches Champions League final

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the first against Santiago Bernabeu but was rested alongside Navas during the weekend's 4-0 victory over Granada in order to arrive fresh for the decisive visit to the Vicente Calderon. "Our first half was almost flawless but that great play by Benzema cost us". Griezmann, who had missed a penalty kick in last year's final against Madrid, slipped slightly just as he was taking the shot, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas got his hand to the ball but was not able to ...

Author: 0 Five-star Celtic humiliate Rangers at Ibrox

It was an utterly dominant performance from Celtic, who scored five away Rangers for the first time in their history and are on 94 points for the season - having already wrapped up the title nice and early. 'They were hard games to play against Rangers whereas now it's just like playing against anyone else. "We need to see what he does in the transfer window in the summer and then next season".

Author: 0 Cleveland Indians would be smart to give Corey Kluber some rest

On a cold, damp night, he left for a defensive replacement after seven innings. Boyd won the pitchers' duel with Carrasco on April 16, giving up one run on seven hits in six innings. "You're adding the best hitter in the game", Francona said. That number may not seem significant, but it is when you consider the first baseman turned in a -10.0 in the category last season.

Sports Always Dreaming wins rain-soaked Kentucky Derby
Author: 0 Always Dreaming wins rain-soaked Kentucky Derby

Despite winning a record seven Eclipse Awards for Top Trainer and ranking as the leading purse victor in history at age 49, Pletcher is the guy who's saddled nearly 50 horses for the Kentucky Derby and won just once. "I knew he was going to win since this morning". The two weeks he had between the Derby and the Preakness, I wasn't seeing the same aggressiveness I was normally seeing from him in his gallops, so I think the two-week turnaround hurt him.

Author: 0 Celtics still "salty" over Ray Allen leaving for the Heat

During this season, Garnett has been hosting a segment during the NBA on TNT's coverage called Area 21 and it includes the future Hall of Famer speaking with anybody and everybody you can think of, including Rasheed Wallace and WNBA Champion Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.

Author: 0 Wizards vs. Celtics: Five takeaways from Game 4

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 . Judging by Wall's smiles and Otto Porter Jr's howls, the Wizards had too much fun in outscoring Boston 42-20. (22) and center Marcin Gortat (13) defend during the first quarter in game four of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center.

Sports Souness blasts Man Utd midfielder Herrera over Arsenal defeat
Author: 0 Souness blasts Man Utd midfielder Herrera over Arsenal defeat

The Gunners remain sixth in the table but the win puts the club seven points behind Liverpool with two of four remaining games in hand. "This is the first time I have seen the Arsenal fans happy", he said . "A kid that finishes a training session and stays half an hour more every day to take free-kicks and wait for his opportunity". I hated it when French players were like this with one another.

Sports Urias' no-hit bid broken up by McCutchen's double in 7th
Author: 0 Urias' no-hit bid broken up by McCutchen's double in 7th

The 20-year-old left-hander struck out five and allowed only three batters to reach base, two with walks and a third when he misplayed Josh Harrison's soft grounder to the left of the mound. It was the longest of his 18 major league starts. Meanwhile, the Pirates had about as much success against Julio Urias' outstanding stuff as you'd expect from a lineup that couldn't handle the likes of Zach Davies.

Author: 0 Cleveland Indians drop series opener at Detroit Tigers, 7-1

Last night's victory was aided by a rough night from Corey Kluber , who allowed five runs before being pulled after the third inning for what was described as lower back discomfort. "The #Tigers have reinstated 1B @MiguelCabrera from the 10-day DL and optioned C/1B John Hicks to Toledo (AAA)". Carrasco had pitched eight innings in each of his previous two starts, but when he only went six Wednesday, manager Terry Francona turned Miller loose in relief.

Sports Jose Mourinho mulls Manchester United changes at Arsenal
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho mulls Manchester United changes at Arsenal

With five goals in eight Europa League games already, we're certain that plenty of people have tipped Henrikh Mkhitaryan to get on the scoresheet tonight, the Armenian carries United's threat alongside Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford. If they manage to defeat Celta Vigo in the semi-final, then Jose Mourinho and his Red Army will be one step away from making it to the Champions League yet again.