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Author: 0 We will take a nothing-to-lose attitude against Pune: Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha struck an unbeaten 93 in 55 balls . He would hit two fours and five sixes in his 21-ball 47. MI needed 16 runs off the last over and looked to be on target when Kieron Pollard (50 not out, 24b, 1x4, 5x6), smashed Mohit's second ball for a six, but the medium-pacer bounced back brilliantly, bowling three consecutive dot balls to the big West Indian to concede just eight off his final six balls and seal a much-needed seventh win for the Kings in 13 matches, before they travel ...

Sports Mets hoping to start Matt Harvey on Friday after ban ends
Author: 0 Mets hoping to start Matt Harvey on Friday after ban ends

Yes, I'm gonna go out. He threw three innings last Thursday against the Atlanta Braves before the game was rained out. Two surgeries and too many nights out later, Harvey isn't a $200 million pitcher today. Pitching is scarce, and pitchers with 99 miles per hour fastballs are scarcer still. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game at 2:10 p.m.

Author: 0 Runner falls 25 secs short in sub two-hour marathon bid

Nike invested years of research and had more than a dozen employees working on the project, dubbed Breaking 2, a multifaceted effort to engineer technically sophisticated footwear and prepare the three elite distance runners to break an iconic time barrier in sports.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas wins maiden F1 GP in Russian Federation

Team-mate Valtteri Bottas stormed to his maiden race win in F1, having jumped the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen on lap one. Hamilton congratulated the Finn after the finish, and Rosberg sent a congratulatory message on Twitter, before Bottas took a hefty swig of the podium champagne and breathed a sigh of satisfaction and relief.

Author: 0 Sharapova sails into Stuttgart semis

I executed a great plan. Sharapova, similar to the day prior when she claimed she was "way above" engaging in war of words with tennis starlet Eugenie Bouchard, said she will not use Mladenovic's rip jobs as added motivation in their semifinal.

Sports 'Challenge accepted': Is Tyson Fury next for Anthony Joshua?
Author: 0 'Challenge accepted': Is Tyson Fury next for Anthony Joshua?

What was hailed as the biggest fight night ever staged in a British ring, watched by the largest crowd for a boxing show in Britain for 78 years, lived up to its billing. He was trying, was focused, and even if he went down, he got up, came back. "As I said, I'm not flawless but I'm trying and if you don't take part you're going to fail", said Joshua who was put on the canvas for the first time in his career in the sixth round of the see-saw battle.

Author: 0 LeBron scores 35, Cleveland takes 3-0 lead

We gotta understand, going out there every single quarter, let's close our the quarter. "Where are we headed tonight?" The Raptors were up a point with 90 seconds left in the third quarter, having outplayed the Cavaliers for a long stretch when the shooting disparity between the teams showed the most.

Sports San Antonio Spurs: Series tied against the Houston Rockets
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Series tied against the Houston Rockets

The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Parker scored 18 points on 61.5 percent shooting in Game 2 , and he's second on the team with 15.9 points per game in the playoffs.

Author: 0 Players Championship has enough action for everyone

He was cut at the Zurich Classic team event two weeks ago, and he did not play last week . It's called golf's fifth major for a reason. The trouble started in earnest on No. Their rounds make sense, too. "If there was any weight on anyone's shoulders, it was Erica", he said. "It seemed like nothing was going my way", he said.

Author: 0 Serial kicker Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a 'dirty player'

Fans chanted " Kelly Oubre! " on a few occasions as Olynyk finished 5 of 9 for 14 points. Oubre was hit with a flagrant 2, which resulted in an automatic ejection, and was suspended for Game 4. That renewed energy will follow Boston to DC, and who knows? Celtics coach Brad Stevens disagreed with Green's opinion of Olynyk . "He's dirty , a dirty player", said Green on his show, Dray Day , according to ESPN .

Author: 0 Sanders rejoices as Trump inadvertently endorses universal healthcare

Seconds after praising his party's efforts to pass a new health-care bill that estimates said would leave millions uninsured, President Donald Trump praised Australia's government-funded universal heath-care system. Let us move to a Medicaid-for-all system that does what all other major countries do and guarantee health care to all at a fraction of the cost per capita that we spend", Sanders added .

Sports India recall Shami for Champions Trophy campaign
Author: 0 India recall Shami for Champions Trophy campaign

Batsman Rohit Sharma returns to the squad after recovering from a thigh injury that he sustained during a Test series against England past year. The Virat Kohli-led squad has no surprises with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also making it back to the team after his brief injury lay-off.

Author: 0 Conte proud of his problem-solving at Chelsea

Conte is not the kind of manager to count his chickens and his manner suggests he will only be fully satisfied with a Premier League and FA Cup double. If you ask me a proper moment (when I knew we'd win the title), I don't see one. However, Chelsea's only defeat in the last eight Premier League meetings came at The Hawthorns in May 2015, a 3-0 loss after they had already won the title.

Sports Celtics' Isaiah Thomas fined $25K for yelling at fan
Author: 0 Celtics' Isaiah Thomas fined $25K for yelling at fan

Oubre finished with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes Wednesday night. The goal was to go small and the tactic was the right medicine. The Wizards were able to hold the Celtics starters to a measly 48 points while Boston's bench failed to pick up the slack.

Author: 0 No practice round is no problem for Mickelson

He was playing in the same group as Rickie Fowler, the 2015 champion who also got off to a fast start until one bad shot - a really bad shot - on his 15th hole at the par-4 seventh. He made it sound simple, even though the Players Stadium Course can be anything but that. McIlroy also comes into the so-called "Fifth Major" on the back of his recent wedding, but the 28-year-old - who is in his 10th full season as a professional - insists he still has the ambition to achieve much more in the ...

Sports Mourinho rues 'naive' Bailly's Europa red card
Author: 0 Mourinho rues 'naive' Bailly's Europa red card

But Celta Vigo's Facundo Roncaglia equalised with five minutes to go to set up a nervous finish for the home side. After 14 matches that have taken Jose Mourinho's men to Holland, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Russia, Belgium and Spain, the long, arduous continental campaign has brought a shot at glory.

Sports Infantino hits out at
Author: 0 Infantino hits out at "FIFA bashing" critics

Ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely and Hans-Joachim Eckert, Swiss and German respectively, and Portugal's Miguel Maduro, highly respected head of the governance and review committee, were all replaced by non-Europeans in the build-up to the FIFA Congress here, having come to the end of their mandates.

Author: 0 Polanco's HR thwarts Greinke no-hit bid, Arizona wins 2-1

Zack Greinke was doing some serious dealing, and as he rolled through six and then seven innings without a hit, it seemed like it was going to happen. Jake Lamb doubled in a run and Brandon Drury had an RBI single for the Diamondbacks. Kansas City had lost 13 of 16 entering the series. Andrew McCutchen was robbed of a hit when David Peralta made a diving catch on his liner in the first.

Sports Alonso gives McLaren til October to prove winning credentials
Author: 0 Alonso gives McLaren til October to prove winning credentials

I'm happy with the team, but we are not winning , so if from here to September or October we are in a position where I see clearly a possibility to win in 2018, I will be more than happy to stay with the team. So I don't know. "It's still noticeable, when you put new parts on the auto", he said. "As I said at the start of the year, this is my last season with the contract that I have at the moment, so I will have to think after the summer".

Author: 0 Capitals are running out of ways to try to beat the Penguins

Teams that have lost the first two games at home in a best-of-seven series are 18-69 to advance all-time. If he keeps up the current goal-a-game pace (and the Penguins keep playing) he could get there midway through the Eastern Conference final.

Author: 0 Spurs looking to close out Rockets in Houston

The 39-year-old Ginobili and another experienced campaigner, Danny Green , came up big in overtime for the Spurs with their All-Star, Kawhi Leonard , left on the bench after suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter. With Leonard sidelined, Jonathon Simmons (12 points, 3 steals in Game 5 ) will get the start in Game 6 . "So I think everybody else picked it up very well", Popovich said after Tuesday's win.

Author: 0 Penguins just now finding their groove going into East final

Goalie advantage: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational against the Capitals in Game 7, registering a shutout in the clincher. Fleury, who stepped in for Matt Murray when the Penguins' starter was injured during warmups before the first game of the playoffs, has a.927 save percentage overall this postseason.

Sports Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final
Author: 0 Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final

And with a view to the final against Ajax, the Portuguese has vowed to make "a lot" of changes for his side's final top-flight match of the season on May 21, a home clash with Crystal Palace. Whereas Marouane Fellaini's first-half header should have been the goal which settled them down in a game that they started poorly, it was simply the prelude to a insane finish which should have knocked United out and left Mouirinho's grand Champions League qualification plan in tatters.

Author: 0 EPL 2016/17: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Arsenal, 5 talking points

The win allows Tottenham to remain the only team to keep tabs on league leaders Chelsea. Only 146 seconds separated Alli's second-half opener and Kane converting from the penalty spot as Spurs moved 17 points clear of the Gunners and made it mathematically impossible for their rivals to close the gap.

Author: 0 NFL Draft 2017: Five Late-Round Hidden Gems

The second and third rounds will give teams a chance to find future starters, while teams can not waste their fourth- through seventh-round choices Saturday. "It was just pretty much silence", Trubisky said. Tennessee won nine games last season with a meat-and-potatoes roster. Houston ended up giving up a 2018 first-round pick, moving from 25th to the Cleveland Browns' 12th spot.

Author: 0 Ginobili lifts Kawhi-less Spurs to overtime win against Rockets

Leonard , who suffered a left ankle sprain in Game 5 , will not play in Game 6 , as the Spurs are being cautious with his injury. "We've just been kind of watching the series up until today", Brown said . "I just missed shots", Harden said. "I have no clue". But against the Rockets this series, Simmons has averaged 12.2 points, almost doubling his season average of 6.2 points.

Sports Republicans praise debt cuts in revised budget
Author: 0 Republicans praise debt cuts in revised budget

They rejected the governor's proposed cuts to college scholarships. Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget draft is a no-frills document reflecting fears about the policies of the Trump administration, a Republican-led Congress and the likelihood of an economic recession.

Sports Where is the Europa League final?
Author: 0 Where is the Europa League final?

But while success in Europe's second-tier competition will complete United's collection of trophies, what motivates them above all is the place in next season's Champions League that Europa League success will yield. 'Against Chelsea they wanted to play from the first minute to the last. Thankfully for fans, the Europa League has delivered action packed games throughout the competition.

Sports Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Dismissed By Judge
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Dismissed By Judge

Susan Garsh said case law in MA is clear that " abatement " defendants, who are denied the ability to finish an appeal before they die, can have their convictions vacated, ABC News reported . Judge E. Susan Garsh , the same woman who presided over Hernandez's 2015 trial, wasted little time at a hearing Tuesday in granting the motion. Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, had a powerful response to those expecting her to burst into rage as she fought back tears.

Author: 0 Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

What determines the date of that first game will be the outcome of the Spurs-Rockets series, which San Antonio now leads 3-2 after beating Houston in overtime on Tuesday night. But the Rockets also had trouble scoring in general, making just 28.6 percent (22 of 77) of their shots overall. He is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the postseason.

Author: 0 Spurs star Leonard questionable for game six

I guess that's where all the passion comes out, at those moments. Leonard finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds but missed the end of regulation and all of overtime with the injury. "Two All-Stars and even Pau [Gasol], who is 7-foot-something". "You've got to figure it out". On the other, at least Harden is taking responsibility and not making excuses.

Author: 0 Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'I can't be allowed to be held and grabbed'

Unlike their two losses in Boston, Washington didn't lose its large margin. Yet it was their tone-setting start that turned the game. The surges made Washington the first team to have two games with a run of 20-plus points in one postseason since the 2011 Spurs.

Author: 0 Earnhardt goes for first win of season — NASCAR NOTES

The win came in Stenhouse Jr.'s 158th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. Having team owner Jack Roush and girlfriend Danica Patrick there to celebrate with him was more than a dream come true. Stenhouse led the first 13 laps of the race and didn't lead again until the final lap in overtime. Denny Hamlin started his No. 11 FedEx Toyota in the first position after pitting two-laps prior to the completion of stage one.

Author: 0 Spurs' Leonard expects to play in Game 6 despite ankle injury

In those clutch minutes, the Spurs outscored the Rockets 19 to 13. When the Spurs would start to make their shots then the Rockets did too. The Rockets now trail 3-2 " We played well enough to win. You had the feeling the Spurs' role players were in for a big night when 39-year-old Manu Ginobili threw down an emphatic dunk in the first half.

Sports Thomas scores 53 as Celtics take 2-0 lead
Author: 0 Thomas scores 53 as Celtics take 2-0 lead

United beat Atlanta United 3-1 Sunday for the Washington team's first road victory. The guys in green hope to surge to a 2-0 lead before the series heads to Washington and they're on fire after going on the attack against the Chicago Bulls in the first round.

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Penguins rip Capitals, head home leading series 2-0

In the first-round series against Toronto, Holtby was criticized after he allowed four goals in three straight games, almost getting benched in Game 4. It continued a trend that existed in Game 1 as well as in the series against Columbus, which routinely watched early-game shot surges go to waste. But two games in, it doesn't look like Pittsburgh and Washington will go the distance.

Sports Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for top four
Author: 0 Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for top four

Arsenal moved up into fifth in the Premier League with a vital victory over Southampton, their first league win at St Mary's since 2003, which came thanks to second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud. The first half was quite even, but we were focused and determined. " I don't know more than you ", said the Frenchman, who is still to announce whether he will remain at Arsenal beyond the end of the season.

Author: 0 'Know I'm Always With You': Aaron Hernandez's Letter to Fiancée Released

Hernandez writes, "I told you what was coming indirectly". "I love you so much and know you are an angel - literally!", Hernandez wrote in the letter , portions of which are redacted. That information led to speculation the Patriots could owe his beneficiaries at least some of the $6 million in bonus and salary withheld from Hernandez after his arrest for the Lloyd murder.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will return by pre-season at latest

Woodburn has continued to play for the Under 23s and his performances were rewarded with the academy player of the year award at the club's annual presentation night. "What if Chelsea play all or a lot of the season without Eden Hazard?" I don't say we could have gone through but the gap could have been closer.

Author: 0 Klopp relishing top-four pressure

Speaking about his goal, Can said: "I have never scored a goal like that - maybe when I was younger". "Everything is in our hands", Can told Sky Sports . "We thought we needed him in these moments and he said "ok, I'll try". "I only saw it once but it looked already pretty nice". It was Liverpools third successive away win and got them back on track after a 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace which had ended a seven-game unbeaten streak.