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Sports Fleury shuts out Capitals as Penguins advance
Author: 0 Fleury shuts out Capitals as Penguins advance

Frustration, anger, bafflement and shock were the emotions that roiled the Caps' locker room after Wednesday's season-ending 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. We'll have Finger Gate - AKA Sidney Crosby vs. Marc Methot - in the third round. Backup Mike Condon was terrific in his two starts. As Niskanen nears the corner, you can see the puck was still loose, giving Bryan Rust time to close in on him and force him to use the boards to clear it, instead of using the middle ...

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails 'invention' of Alexis Sanchez

Not only did the goal see Sanchez reach 20 goals for the first time in a Premier League season but it also took him onto 14 away goals for the campaign - the most by anyone this year. "I'm always harsh with the one that doesn't play". Lauren, who has worked with the veteran manager at close quarters while being part of the "Invincibles" side that won the Premier League title in 2004, believes that his former manager is used to handling pressure and won't resign.

Author: 0 Tanguay: Wizards have taken shine off Celtics' star

That was superseded in might and awe by Sunday's 26-0 run that lasted more than half of the third quarter in Game 4. But he still had his opportunity to get shots, he was being aggressive. A large part of that was being in the right place defensively when Thomas was driving. "We've just got to play our game". He's just dirty . You know veteran tricks is grabbing an arm so a guy can't get there to block a shot or cutting some guy off so he can't get there to contest.

Sports Joshua wins world boxing title defense against ex-champ Klitschko
Author: 0 Joshua wins world boxing title defense against ex-champ Klitschko

The Ukrainian legend kept Joshua at bay with probing jabs in the first and stunned him with a stinging right hand in the fourth. Joshua knocked Klitschko down again and was landing punches to his head on the ropes when referee David Fields moved in to stop the bout late in the 11th round.

Author: 0 Spurs, Rockets try to wake up NBA's sleepy second round

Houston surrendered 18 offensive rebounds to the Spurs and slipped into an offensive slog as the game closed, scoring 22 points during the fourth quarter and overtime. The victor of Game 5 in the 196 times the series was tied won the series 82.7 percent of the time, according to information provided to the National Basketball Association by Elias.

Sports Inter Milan sack coach Pioli
Author: 0 Inter Milan sack coach Pioli

Reports in Italy are now suggesting that Inter could make an approach for Pochettino, whose record since taking charge of Spurs has not gone unnoticed at the San Siro. This is now the second time Vecchi will assume control as interim boss, after was appointed on the same basis when De Boer was been sacked following only 85 days in the job.

Sports Misunderstanding Almost Brings Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua to Blows
Author: 0 Misunderstanding Almost Brings Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua to Blows

WBA mandatory challenger Luis "King Kong" Ortiz is threatening legal action if he isn't the next in line while the IBF's No1 challenger Kubrat Pulev has earned his title fight. A Joshua Klitschko rematch no doubt would sell and drum up considerable interest after their classic first fight last month in Wembley. "That is up to him and we'll leave it to him and he'll let us know".

Author: 0 Bouchard slams Sharapova, 'she is a cheater'

Her return on a wildcard in Stuttgart , where she beat Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, has proved divisive with both criticism and support from her fellow players. The world No.72 is in great form, though, having reached the final of her last tournament in Switzerland before upsetting French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round in Stuttgart .

Author: 0 Alex Ovechkin, Capitals come up short in Game 7 once again

Rust was again a hero in a crucial game for Pittsburgh, scoring his eighth goal in 12 career games facing elimination or with the chance to eliminate an opponent. Patric Hornqvist and the Pittsburgh Penguins needed all the luck they could get on their goal in the third period, but they'll take the 2-0 lead that came with it.

Author: 0 Watch NBA Game 5 Online

The Spurs lost their longtime starting point guard Tony Parker to a leg injury in game two and started rookie Dejounte Murray in games three and four of the best-of-seven series. "It was frustrating because I wanted to play". The Spurs did not have Leonard listed on the active roster and will be out resting his injured ankle.

Author: 0 Cap's Alex Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

It was as complete a game as Pittsburgh has had through two rounds, even though it was without injured defenseman Trevor Daley and winger Carl Hagelin . "Emotionally, I don't think I want to answer that question right now". But Crosby and coach Mike Sullivan said he was checked by a doctor and not put into the NHL's concussion protocol.

Sports Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to speak on 'Dr. Phil' show
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to speak on 'Dr. Phil' show

Phil McGraw , slated to air later this week. Aaron Hernandez's fiancee is having her "Dr. Phil" moment. Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts April 1, 2015.

Author: 0 Real Madrid's victory over Atletico is very good news for Manchester United

Oddschecker shows Madrid are slight favourites to prevail at the Principality Stadium and complete a feat never before achieved, winning the Champions League in back-to-back seasons. Real have also scored in each of their last 60 games in all competitions, increasing the likelihood of an away goal which would oblige Atletico to win by four goals to reach the final.

Sports USF football player charged with sexual battery again
Author: 0 USF football player charged with sexual battery again

In the most recent incident, according to the Times , a woman said Jackson asked her multiple times to shower with him. LaDarrius Jackson was arrested on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment on Wednesday, the same charges he's facing from a May 1 arrest in a separate incident.

Sports Jays top Tribe with walk-off hit
Author: 0 Jays top Tribe with walk-off hit

Indians: Cleveland is off today before starting a three-game series against visiting Minnesota. He limped noticeably as he returned to his locker in the Jays clubhouse and it's obviously not the type of injury to rush a return. Jason Kipnis came into the game 3-for-26 on the season against left-handed pitchers compared to 6-for-32 against righties, with a.030 difference in his career between righties and lefties.

Sports Orioles-Nationals postponed by rain; no makeup date yet
Author: 0 Orioles-Nationals postponed by rain; no makeup date yet

Mark Trumbo's bases-loaded single to left field in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Orioles a two-game series sweep in Baltimore. "You just have to keep believing", Washington starter Stephen Strasburg said. Michael Taylor had a two-run home run in the eighth. The 30-year-old was winless over his previous three starts despite giving up five runs over 20 innings and he has yielded eight earned runs in his first six outings of the season.

Sports Players Championship picks, odds, field: Will we get another big-time victor?
Author: 0 Players Championship picks, odds, field: Will we get another big-time victor?

Players champions averaged 69.12 in the years they won. TPC Sawgrass is a tricky Pete Dye design, so we can look to comparable courses such as Harbour Town for an idea of what type of player might perform well. "And it's very, very easy to get burnt out in a sense", the 29-year-old told reporters. Given Johnson's dominance, Day knows he is a long way from resuming the top spot, but he is ready to try.

Sports India announce Champions Trophy squad
Author: 0 India announce Champions Trophy squad

The team will be led by Virat Kohli and has Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin back in the side. Having performed well in the last several innings, he has won hearts of everyone and his expectations of Indian fans have increased a lot. Premier spinner Ashwin, now suffering from sports hernia has also been included in the squad . I think he has got one of the best brains, and is the best person to guide (skipper) Virat (Kohli).

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger never stopped believing in character of his Arsenal team

Shkodran Mustafi wishes that Arsenal had found their form earlier in the season as they may now be too late to secure Champions League qualification. It's a tight hamstring. Whether that actually means anything or not it was still a nice sight to see after a few games seeing the subject of so many transfer rumours take charge of a game after a while.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard says he will play in Game 6

The diving on loose balls, coming up with whatever it may be, you're throwing your body on the line in those situations". Then with the clock winding down, 39-year-old Ginobili made this huge block to assure the Spurs would come away with a three point win.

Sports Buffon was the difference, says Jardim
Author: 0 Buffon was the difference, says Jardim

Leonardo Jardim's team struggled to breakdown Juve's experienced back four after that and found themselves two behind just before the hour-mark when Alves and Higuain linked up again, the latter picking out the his team-mate with an inch-perfect cross from the right, leaving the Argentine to finish from close-range for his fifth goal European goal this season.

Sports Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox
Author: 0 Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of the game on May 5, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "The Orioles and the Red Sox situation had persisted for a substantial period of time", Manfred said. "My son very sweetly said, 'I thought it was over with white people and black people being separate, '" Hennick said.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez's foul throw in Arsenal's win over Southampton

Arsenal had not won at St Mary's since 2003, when they went on to win the league title, but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud won the Gunners all three points and ended their barren run at the stadium. "I'm very pleased because we had a consistent performance from the first to last minute", Wenger added. And for Wenger, the goal represented everything that makes Sanchez one of the most highly-rated forwards in the world.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reiterates desire to stay

When asked about Inter at his press conference on Thursday, Conte did not explicitly rule it out, just reiterated that his focus is on the present, and the fact that he has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge. Before this season he had made only 12 Premier League starts for his parent club, with the spells at Liverpool , Stoke City and West Ham United having failed to convince José Mourinho of his worth.

Sports U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery
Author: 0 U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery

Darta L. Lee, 18, Zarrian J. Holcombe, 19, and Howard E. Watkins, 18, were the three players arrested in connection with the incident, which took place early on Wednesday morning. According to police, the alleged assailants left with an undisclosed amount of money. A spokesman has already informed Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner that the team is still gathering information on the arrests, and that the program is "allowing the process to play out".

Sports Adidas sells TaylorMade equipment to US fund
Author: 0 Adidas sells TaylorMade equipment to US fund

To view the full article, register now. KPS Capital, which manages about $5.3 billion in funds, typically seeks stakes in manufacturers and industrial firms. That figure had fallen to just over $500 million four years later. Adidas bought TaylorMade in 1997 as part of its $1.4 billion acquisition of French skiing label Salomon, developing it into the world's biggest supplier of golf drivers.

Author: 0 Chelsea close in on Premier League title, push Middlesbrough FC to relegation

And former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen is fully expecting to see Chelsea claim all three points and win the title with a narrow win on Friday night. Cesc Fabregas inspired Chelsea to a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday and then revealed that he ignored advice to leave the club. In this situation we showed a great will and desire to win the title.

Author: 0 Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards

They've yet to lead after the first half in each of the first four games. The Celtics were up 33-21 after the first quarter and never looked back. Boston led by as many as 26 points Wednesday, negating Washington's physical style by spreading the floor and knocking down 16 3-pointers. John Wall is averaging 28.8 points and 11.1 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 23.6 points and 3.5 rebounds.

Sports Josh Gordon's reinstatement petition denied by NFL
Author: 0 Josh Gordon's reinstatement petition denied by NFL

After being reinstated a year ago and participating in the preseason, Gordon chose to check himself into rehabilitation for his drug problem. Shortly before he was set to return from that four-game suspension, Gordon checked himself into rehab.

Sports West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt
Author: 0 West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt

With West Brom having not won a game in seven, this clash will be one that Chelsea believe they will overcome, and therefore win the English Premier League. Cahill, 31, insisted that there was no complacency: "It's going to be a tough game at West Brom , it always is". "You can not buy big players and say, 'We do not want the ball.' Big players want the ball".

Sports Palace striker Zaha needs more protection, says Sam Allardyce
Author: 0 Palace striker Zaha needs more protection, says Sam Allardyce

Sakho has been outstanding since his arrival at Selhurst Park in January, helping the club claim impressive victories against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool . Allardyce said: "His record speaks for itself". "When we lose, we lose all together". "But it would be a calculated risk to bring him back". Since then, Sam Allardyce's side have been beaten by Burnley and Manchester City and are still not mathematically safe from relegation.

Author: 0 Team India Champions Trophy Squad Declared; Shami And Aswin Makes A Comeback

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja - the highest wicket-taker of the same edition - will share the spin department with Ravichandran Ashwin. India will play their Champions Trophy lung-opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4. Umesh and Bhuvneshwar have been in stellar form in Indian Premier League 2017, while Jasprit is India's go-to bowler in the death over. About other players, he said " We considered Kuldeep.

Sports Sharapova advances to Porsche Grand Prix semi-finals
Author: 0 Sharapova advances to Porsche Grand Prix semi-finals

And after beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-2 on Friday, Mladenovic reiterated those sentiments. The Wimbledon champion faces Dominic Thiem in Saturday's semis after the Austrian ended Japanese lucky loser Yuichi Sugita's unlikely run to the quarters 6-1, 6-2.

Sports Abortion bill passes Illinois Senate, heads to Gov. Rauner
Author: 0 Abortion bill passes Illinois Senate, heads to Gov. Rauner

Supreme Court. "We can not allow IL to return to the days when women had so few options for reproductive care that they desperately resorted to back-alley quacks, poison, knitting needles, disappearing from public sight or suicide to deal with unwanted pregnancies", state senator Daniel Biss, a Democrat, said in a statement after the bill passed on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel laughs off rumours move to Mercedes

Vettel , a four-times world champion, is 13 points clear of Mercedes' triple title victor Lewis Hamilton after the German won in Australia and Bahrain. Alonso, who has yet to finish a race this season and in Russian Federation did not even reach the grid due to an ERS problem, was unequivocal abouthis future.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four finish

Southampton had a very convincing performance on the day. They sit just three points behind Manchester City in fourth place, andWenger was pleased his side backed up their performance in beating United on Sunday. Not only did the goal see Sanchez reach 20 goals for the first time in a Premier League season but it also took him onto 14 away goals for the campaign - the most by anyone this year.

Author: 0 Everton coach Koeman gives ultimatum to Barkley

Everton's manager has made it clear he is prepared to sell the England worldwide this summer should he fail to sign the deal that has been on the table for several months. One player Everton could look to replace Barkley with is Wolverhampton Wanderers' Helder Costa, who has impressed in a disappointing season at Molineux.

Author: 0 Rangers head into offseason after second-round playoff loss

Ottawa won its best-of-seven series with NY 4-2, and awaits the victor of the Penguins-Capitals semi. "(Goalie Henrik) Lundqvist stood on his head. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been overlooked during the six-year sampling of his National Hockey League career for understandable reason, but with a surprisingly budding postseason performance in the first two rounds of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs , JGP is proving to be one of the Ottawa Senators' offensive juggernauts going forward in quite the ...