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Sports Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: Double still on
Author: 0 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: Double still on

We wanted to have a good dynamic in the final stretch of the season, we can not lose any games and we are on the right track. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 5 HD. "Let's make the most of our options, we are in the Copa final and we will fight for the league". He could play there again, with Marlon slotting in alongside Samuel Umtiti in a youthful centre-back partnership and Jordi Alba playing at left-back.

Sports Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again
Author: 0 Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again

And Costa held a fire extinguisher aloft in the direction of journalists as he attempted to speed up proceedings and resume celebrations with the head coach who had steered Chelsea to a second title in three years after last season's 10th-placed finish.

Sports Swansea closes in on EPL survival with 2-0 win at Sunderland
Author: 0 Swansea closes in on EPL survival with 2-0 win at Sunderland

We knew coming up here and playing the day before that we wanted to get the win and put the pressure on Hull. "It was disappointing", he said, adding that his future would be clarified after next weekend. Victor Anichebe received similar jeers when, shortly afterwards, the hamstrung striker hobbled off to be replaced by the infinitely more popular Wahbi Khazri.

Sports Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation amid talk about drugs
Author: 0 Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation amid talk about drugs

Peppers, who host Sabrina Parr tabbed as a user of "the Lean and the Molly" earlier this week, failed a drug test for a diluted sample at the NFL Draft combine in February. "I do have a history of cramping", he said. "I'm just here to learn from these guys and be the best person I can be". First round pick Jabrill Peppers did not participate in day one of workouts at the suggestion of his agent.

Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

It was just such an awesome feeling and I practiced just as hard. Sergio Garcia was already one of the most popular players at The Players Championship each year. Oosthuizen was one over par for his first four holes, although that was good enough to lead by one from Americans Kyle Stanley and JB Holmes, with England's Ian Poulter a shot further back alongside Grillo, who had matched Garcia's 67.

Sports KKR suffers nine-run loss against MI in IPL
Author: 0 KKR suffers nine-run loss against MI in IPL

Talking about MI's road ahead in the IPL Rayudu concluded, "We shouldn't get complacent, a few areas are still a concern and am sure we would address it in home conditions". At the last match, leggie Karn Sharma bowled with 3 for 24 at the crucial juncture of the match. At 54 for four, one guessed the Knight Riders will try and be a little cautious, but they had other plans.

Sports Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions

The game quickly descended into a scrappy affair but Sanchez reasserted Arsenal's dominance with a cross-goal finish from the edge of the box, a touch off Shawcross helping it on its way. David Silva's 29th-minute opener was awarded despite an apparent offside against Raheem Sterling, while Riyad Mahrez had an equalising penalty disallowed after he slipped and struck the ball twice.Gabriel Jesus doubled City's lead from the penalty spot, with Shinji Okazaki halving the deficit by hooking a ...

Sports Mets plan to start Matt Harvey Friday vs. Brewers following suspension
Author: 0 Mets plan to start Matt Harvey Friday vs. Brewers following suspension

Of course, this news comes following a team-issued three-game suspension for Harvey after he reportedly failed to show up to the ballpark on Saturday. Here's what happened, according to Matt Harvey's team. The New York Mets are not a baseball team any longer, but are now a circus. That's the comment made by the Terry Collins whom has had his hands full this year between injuries to key players (Syndergaard, Cespedes, Wright) just to name a few.

Author: 0 Cleveland Browns trade up to select Houston CB Howard Wilson

We already handed out grades for every team's draft class here, and below, we examine the 2017 draft's winners and losers, with a look at those individuals outside of the 253 players selected whose situations were changed significantly by this weekend's events.

Sports Can Novak Djokovic turn his season around?
Author: 0 Can Novak Djokovic turn his season around?

The Spaniard looks in ominous form with just over two weeks to go till the start of the French Open as he stretched his ideal record on clay this season to 14-0 with a dominant display. "He deserved to win", said Djokovic. I lost the break there. His quality was very high. "It was really good to play in the semifinals of a big event, and to play against one of the top rivals I have in my life", Djokovic said.

Sports Ronaldo tells Real Madrid fans: Just stop whistling at me
Author: 0 Ronaldo tells Real Madrid fans: Just stop whistling at me

Monaco hosts Juventus in the first leg of the other semifinal on Wednesday. "We played great, it is not easy to score three goals (against Atletico)", added Zidane. It ended with 16 against four for Atletico. "We started well, the first half-hour was fantastic, and we were clinical with our chances". I read an article before the second leg of the quarter-final against Bayern Munich and it was very scathing.

Sports Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return
Author: 0 Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return

Adriana Lima has been mixed up in some drama with former flame Matt Harvey after she was blamed for his recent suspension from the New York Mets. "I got behind in the count, and just left the ball up in the middle of the plate, pretty much battling behind the count the whole game and that makes things a lot more hard".

Sports Martinez powers Tigers past Angels
Author: 0 Martinez powers Tigers past Angels

Detroit's Justin Wilson , an Anaheim native, struck out the side in the ninth for his second save. Those guys enjoy winning whenever possible, and they did their damnedest to get this game in the win column for the home town crowd. Working a 1-2-3 ninth allowed him to avoid Trout, who was on deck when Wilson got the final out. Martin Maldonado, the Angels No. 9 hitter, hit a bloop that fell in front of center fielder Tyler Collins.

Author: 0 Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

This Game 7 between the Capitals and the Penguins at the Verizon Center could be one the greatest sports moments this city has witnessed. It goes without saying, but the Penguins (or any hockey team for that matter) can not win without shooting the puck.

Author: 0 John Wall's big shot takes Wizards to Game 7

Wall finished the game with 26 points (23 in the second half) and eight assists, while Bradley Beal scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Wizards. The Wizards fell one win short of their goal of 50 for the regular season, but that would certainly make up for it. The Wizards trailed by just two points at the time , but after Isaiah Thomas hit his second basket in as many possessions-a 3-pointer no less-the Celtics led by five points with only 1:34 left in the game.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool are close contenders to Chelsea

Jürgen Klopp has claimed that Chelsea's 14-point advantage over Liverpool flatters them, but admitted that his team must learn to adopt the "cold as ice" mentality of the champions-elect. "But we don't care about their wishes or what aims they have - I am really expecting a big game for us with the same kind of adrenaline and motivation as it was against Spurs".

Sports Ducks pluck victory over Oilers in Game 3 at raucous Rogers Place
Author: 0 Ducks pluck victory over Oilers in Game 3 at raucous Rogers Place

Game one saw 6 goals scored in the third period alone as the Edmonton Oilers closed strong for the win 5-3 over the Ducks. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne finished with 22 saves, including a flurry of stops in the final period. Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi also scored, and Colton Sissons added two assists. "I think the first two periods were more of a checking game", Draisaitl said.

Author: 0 Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final

La Joya has just released one more interview with one of the most popular TV shows in Italy: Edicola Fiore revealing which one's his favourite Juventus goal. A close range goal from Isco on the break of halftime was vital in easing Real Madrid into the final 4-2 on aggregate after a blistering start from their rivals, who won 2-1.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

A Djokovic victory could prove to be a much-needed springboard for better results in the remainder of the season. Nadal though was equal to the task and served for the match at 5-3 but Fognini broke back off an uncharacteristic forehand error, only for Nadal to break the Italian straight away and take the match .

Author: 0 Home's where the heart is for Wizards, Celtics as Game 6 arrives

Many were perplexed by Brad Stevens' decision to keep Amir Johnson in the starting lineup for Game 5, but Boston's starting group rewarded the head coach's decision by blowing the doors off the Wizards nearly right from the opening tip en route to a 123-101 victory that has the Celtics one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.

Author: 0 Manchester City vs. Leicester 2017 live stream

The referee disallowed the goal, holding up two fingers to show that Mahrez had taken two consecutive touches. The hosts, looking to cement their top-four status, were cruising when goals by David Silva and Gabriel Jesus put them 2-0 ahead after 36 minutes but Leicester hit back strongly.

Author: 0 'Canelo' Shuts Out Chavez Jr, Will Meet 'GGG' in September

The big news came after the fight, when Canelo announced in the ring that he would next challenge unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) on September 16 , Mexican Independence Day weekend. European fight fans enjoyed such an event when heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeated former champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in England on April 29.

Author: 0 Europa League: Rashford magic gives Manchester United the edge over Celta Vigo

Fellaini, though, is happy to be in control of the tie, with United's fate in their own hands as they chase down another major final appearance. Celta keeper Sergio Alvarez had denied United several times but was powerless to stop Rashford's 67th minute strike soaring into the net after the striker had won the free-kick.

Author: 0 Jazz officially rule out George Hill for Game 2 against Warriors

The Golden State Warriors resumed playoff action Tuesday night after a weeklong rest between rounds, and beat the nightlife-challenged Utah Jazz to win Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals 106-94 at Roaracle Area. As impressive as it was for the Jazz to win their first playoff series in seven years, facing the Warriors is an entirely different animal. "It hasn't been very long since we won a Game 7 ", Snyder said.

Author: 0 Pirates end six-game skid with 4-3 win

The catcher left the game after being hit in the face with a pitch in the seventh inning of the D-backs' 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. I feel like I'm back in the '70s watching a pitcher rub up a ball. "I saw him get hit and his reaction, screaming afterwards, I knew it wasn't good".

Author: 0 Ian Foster: All Blacks face stern challenge in RWC pool

The pool of death is C with England, France and Argentina grouped together. At the 2015 World Cup, England were drawn against Australia and Wales and failed to reach the knockout phase on home soil. Australia , twice champions and the 2015 runners-up, will become reacquainted with Wales in Pool D , which also includes 11th-ranked Georgia .

Author: 0 Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas has managed to win the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of his career, at the 2017 Formula 1 Russian GP. Lewis Hamilton finished fourth, struggling with intermittent power and over-heating problems that prevented him from challenging the Ferraris for a place on the podium.

Author: 0 Adidas' James Harden Gives Lackluster Performance in Final NBA Playoff Game

Aldridge posted an impressive double-double with 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way, as all five San Antonio starters scored in double figures in the close out game. "Demanded the ball, got in good position. he was wonderful on the boards and of course he passes it really, really well and gets it moving for us". But it happened.

Author: 0 Chris Brunt says Chelsea will face a tough test at West Brom

Besides him, goals were scored by Diego Costa who opened this event with his 20th goal of the season, and Alonso, who was equally wonderful as Fabregas. By the second half Conte's team were buzzing and an increasingly beleaguered Middlesbrough side rarely managed to move out of their own half as they headed for the trap door.

Author: 0 Nadal hails 'dream start' after Barcelona triumph

Thiem fired 41 winners and six aces as the fourth seed advanced to his 12th ATP World Tour final with a first win over Murray. Nadal said: "It is two consecutive weeks winning, in Monte Carlo and here, two special tournaments for me, it is a dream start on clay".

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hands Crystal Palace massive survival boost
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hands Crystal Palace massive survival boost

But if I was on your side, in your chair, it makes (sense). It's looking increasingly unlikely for them to qualify for next season's Champions League through a top four finish in the Premier League . "So if he doesn't play the final, he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give rest to some of the others". One player guaranteed to start in Stockholm , if fit, is Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Author: 0 Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Brom tie, says Cahill

Conte's side have created 383 chances in the Premier League this season, while they have a pass accuracy of 84%. "It's our last game at home, and we've done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can", said Albion midfielder Chris Brunt.

Sports Joanna Jedrzejczyk Defeats Jessica Andrade in Unanimous Decision at UFC 211
Author: 0 Joanna Jedrzejczyk Defeats Jessica Andrade in Unanimous Decision at UFC 211

In typical Miocic fashion, the OH native found his range early and kept up the pressure. A few big heavy inside leg kicks from dos Santos, and there's swelling on Miocic's leg. "First I want to reach the record of Ronda Rousey". She pressed throughout but didn't come close to matching Jedrzejczyk's contacts. The win over the 115-pound division's No.

Author: 0 Pressure is on Chelsea, says Spurs Vertonghen

The victory means Tottenham are now 17 points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League table and are guaranteed to finish above their neighbours for the first time in 22 years. We need to give up on Project (Aaron) Ramsey, too. "You could see we were affected by that and Spurs looked more unsafe than before". Harry Kane was at the center of proceedings as Tottenham took down Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday.

Sports Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph
Author: 0 Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph

It capped a remarkable campaign under Conte, who has revived the West Londoners after their 10th-place finish in England's top flight 12 months ago. As a result, N'Golo Kante has become the first player to win back-to-back titles with two separate clubs but Conte's role in helping the west London outfit reclaim the title after such a disappointing campaign past year has not gone unnoticed by Lampard.

Sports Pizza Hut Apologizes for Mocking Hunger Strike Leader
Author: 0 Pizza Hut Apologizes for Mocking Hunger Strike Leader

In the early days of the strike, dozens of Israelis started a barbecue outside of Ofer prison , near the West Bank city of Ramallah, where a number of Palestinian prisoners had joined the strike. Israeli alleges Barghouti, widely seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is using the strike to raise his profile. But for Israel, Barghouti is a terrorist.

Sports Djokovic advances to Madrid semifinals; Nishikori withdraws
Author: 0 Djokovic advances to Madrid semifinals; Nishikori withdraws

The 14-time Grand Slam champion had a slice of fortune as a let cord and a Kyrgios double fault handed him the two breaks he needed to take the first set. Cuevas won one of the points of the tournament with a no-look victor with his back to the court after a lob shot by Zverev early in the second set. Cuevas will play ninth-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria, who comfortably defeated lucky loser Borna Coric of Croatia 6-1, 6-4.

Author: 0 Capitals' Game 6 win makes you wonder what Penguins have left

With 53 goals and 147 points in 135 playoff games, this is the time of year when Malkin really shines. Game 7 will be far and away the most important game of the Alex Ovechkin era and maybe the most important in franchise history. The reason why Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was not removed from Game 6 after a head-first collision into the boards is simple, according to the National Hockey League, concussion spotters did not have the authority to do so.