• May be our best efforts was not good enough: Gambhir
May be our best efforts was not good enough: Gambhir

Karn's spell was founded on meticulous planning and excellent execution. In this match , also captain Gautam Gambhir would be hoping that his side could repeat the same performance. Still, it did seem at one point that they had a shot. His big opportunity arrived in Qualifier 1 against Rising Pune Supergiant, when he replaced the out-of-form H...

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  • Nadal's winning streak on clay ends at 17 matches in Rome
Nadal's winning streak on clay ends at 17 matches in Rome

Djokovic will make his second appearance of the day when he takes on Thiem at the Foro Italico after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 6-4 in a rain-delayed quarter-final carried over from Friday. "After dropping five set points while serving for the opening set at 5-4, Halep started knocking her head with her finger as if saying, 'Wake...

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  • Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener
Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener

A snub for Slater - 34 next month - may spell the end of his 27-game Origin career. "The guys have got another couple of club games to get through before game two and anything can happen in this game". Walters is also copping heat for leaving out Queensland royalty Billy Slater, opting instead to go with the likes of Nate Myles and Aidan Guerra. ...

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  • After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup
After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup

The former of which has reportedly been subject to huge interest in China that resulted in a training ground bust-up with Conte back in January. Chelsea have secured the Premier League title with a late victor over West Bromwich Albion.

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  • Celtics star doubtful for Game 3 on Sunday
Celtics star doubtful for Game 3 on Sunday

The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, team doctor Brian McKeon said, and Thomas was limping on the court just before halftime on Friday night. Together, they need one more win to set an National Basketball Association record for consecutive postseason wins, and would become only the third team in league history to sta...

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  • Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

Kerr is recovering from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak and Mike Brown has been coaching during his absence, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year has been attending practices again and addressing the team in the locker room while watching games behind the scenes.

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  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has now undergone eight surgeries on his eye
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has now undergone eight surgeries on his eye

The 60-year-old underwent the first procedure on the first day of November last season, a day after the Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears. The incident led to an emergency procedure. Zimmer revealed to the press on Saturday that he just recently underwent an eighth surgery on the eye after further complications came up. "It's so complicated, but ...

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  • Debut goal a dream come true for Man Utd´s Harrop
Debut goal a dream come true for Man Utd´s Harrop

The Portuguese spoke to United's in-house channel MUTV only very briefly following the game, saying: "Don't ask me too many things because now I am in a final". The Special One's tendency to to focus on neutralising their opponent rather than playing to their own strengths has undoubtedly instilled an inferiority complex in his Manchester Unit...

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  • Billy Vunipola out of Lions tour to NZ
Billy Vunipola out of Lions tour to NZ

Vunipola has grown in stature over the last 12 months to the extent that the England back-row forward was one of the players who would readily go toe-to-toe in the reckoning against anyone the All Blacks might field against him, including the incumbent No8, Kieran Read.

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  • C's Thomas reaches out to possible No. 1 Fultz
C's Thomas reaches out to possible No. 1 Fultz

But for now, let us celebrate a player who has beat the odds and has developed into what many around the National Basketball Association think to be an elite talent. "I try to just focus on what I'm doing on the court and let those guys focus on making those decisions", Thomas said. "I mean, whatever happens, happens".

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  • Jose Mourinho gives four Man Utd youngsters debuts vs. Crystal Palace
Jose Mourinho gives four Man Utd youngsters debuts vs. Crystal Palace

The 31-year-old Wayne Rooney was the only player older than 25 in a line-up that averaged 22 years and 284 days. Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic updates supporters on his road to recovery from a long-term injury layoff, joking that he will return to action next week.

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  • Keys For the Cleveland Cavaliers Success In The Eastern Conference Finals
Keys For the Cleveland Cavaliers Success In The Eastern Conference Finals

Boston Celtics fans cheer as guard Isaiah Thomas runs up court after a made basket during the fourth quarter of their Game 7 win over the Wizards. From there, the Celtics could taste the Eastern Conference finals and weren't about to let the opportunity slip away.

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  • UCL: Semi-final (Leg 2): Photos - Juventus Vs AS Monaco
UCL: Semi-final (Leg 2): Photos - Juventus Vs AS Monaco

It was no easy feat, mind, despite our 2-0 lead from the first leg. In order we have the championship, the Italian Cup and the Champions: "there is no time for slacking, we have to take care of the details and we have a month to get ready for Cardiff".

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  • Crystal Palace: Boss hails Palace survival
Crystal Palace: Boss hails Palace survival

Spurs had attempted to bring the Ivory Coast worldwide to White Hart Lane last summer, however they reportedly failed after a £12 million bid was rejected. "You need to prepare better", he said . "We put the boys at the first to believe and fight until this moment". Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha , left, celebrates scoring his side's first go...

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  • Zabaleta's final City interview
Zabaleta's final City interview

Zabaleta, 32, has revealed has he had plenty of offers from clubs in England and Europe and he says he will take his time before deciding on his next move. "It is time to move on", said Zabaleta, who said he plans to play for two more years before retiring to his wife's home city of Barcelona. The arrival of Pep Guardiola (pictured below) last ...

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  • Vettel: Lewis and I linked by 'common passion'
Vettel: Lewis and I linked by 'common passion'

Vettel and Hamilton have won seven of the last nine world championships, but this is the first year they've been able to go head-to-head properly. Despite that Hamilton is still second in the drivers' championship, six points behind Vettel, as a fourth place finish in the Russian Grand Prix cost him some valuable points.

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  • Premier League Golden Boot 2016/17: Final top scorer standings
Premier League Golden Boot 2016/17: Final top scorer standings

The England worldwide struck four times at King Power Stadium on Thursday evening, as Spurs defeated Leicester City 6-1. Sanchez's recent burst of four goals in three games has lifted his total to 23, the best scoring season of his career.

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  • Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid
Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid

Both of the players had good records on the clay courts. "Most things weren't working particularly well", Murray said. "Today I lost the first set them I came back and played my best tennis, I'm very happy". "It was a attractive game, we both played at the very highest level and there were great points for everyone to see", Nadal told Spanish Tel...

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  • Victory, early-season success help redefine Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Victory, early-season success help redefine Ricky Stenhouse Jr

He has seen several chances to win slip away, from the scuffle with Joey Logano at Las Vegas to an untimely caution ruining what appeared to be a sure victory at Phoenix to a bum set of tires while he led at Martinsville to a commitment-line violation while he was in contention at Richmond to overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

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  • Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset To Win The Preakness
Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset To Win The Preakness

Winning jockey Javier Castellano, who won the Preakness in 2006 aboard Bernardini for his previous Triple Crown success , said the victory would be treasured by his entire racing family. "I've handled plenty of stakes horses for them over the years and we break and train many of their yearlings and 2-year-olds and send them on to trainers, prima...

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  • Mumbai Indians clinch third Indian Premier League title in final ball thriller
Mumbai Indians clinch third Indian Premier League title in final ball thriller

But two-time champions Mumbai would be no pushovers as skipper Rohit Sharma insisted that the team would take their confidence forward from the win against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier. MI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu , Rohit Sharma (c), Krunal Pandya , Kieron Pollard , Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharm...

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  • Simeone: I will stay at Atletico Madrid
Simeone: I will stay at Atletico Madrid

Simeone, 47, said on Saturday he would hold talks with the Atletico board about his future in Madrid and, following the 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao that saw his side finish third, he had made a decision. "We will speak about the growth for our future. The tremendous stadium we enter in September will make further demands, we all need to take a...

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  • Fernando Llorente strikes late for Swansea City to earn comeback win
Fernando Llorente strikes late for Swansea City to earn comeback win

Fernandez was shaking his head again moments later, this time in the West Brom penalty area after Fer flicked on Sigurdsson's corner to leave the goal at his mercy. "We could still finish eighth with that win which would be an absolutely fantastic achievement for this club, the players, and everybody associated with the football side".

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  • WTA CEO releases statement responding to French Open wild-card announcements
WTA CEO releases statement responding to French Open wild-card announcements

Sharapova's return from a 15-month ban has split opinion in tennis circles, with some players arguing she is being given special treatment after receiving wild cards for tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome . But the two-time French Open champion was not given an entry to the Roland Garros competition this week, a decision Johan Eliasch, chie...

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  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury
Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

The Celtics said Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Washington. The Celtics are down 0-2 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the series. Marcus Smart started the second half of Game 2 in place of Thomas. Of course, the Bulls lost Rajon Rondo to a broken thumb in Game 2 and the C...

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  • Penguins name Murray as starting goalie for Game 4 against Senators
Penguins name Murray as starting goalie for Game 4 against Senators

It's a somewhat similar situation to last season, when Murray suffered a concussion in the Penguins' regular season finale and sat out the team's first two playoff games before taking over for Fleury and helping lead Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup.

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  • Koscielny to miss FA Cup final against Chelsea after Everton red card
Koscielny to miss FA Cup final against Chelsea after Everton red card

Alexis Sanchez was also forced off later in the game but the France boss failed to provide an update on the Chilean global. Koscielny dived in with two feet into Enner Valencia in the 14th minute of the game at the Emirates and was duly sent off by Michael Oliver.

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  • Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez
Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez

It didn't matter whether fans had on Canelo or Chavez Jr. headbands, which were being sold at a feverish rate, what truly mattered was that they were there to celebrate their country's rich boxing history. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez improved his professional record to 49-1-1 (34KOs) by totally outclassing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr . "I've always stated...

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  • Monaco eager for Mbappe to stay amid Madrid links
Monaco eager for Mbappe to stay amid Madrid links

In that regard, it would probably be easier to sign him after newt year's World Cup. "With the Vice President (Vadim Vasilyev) we agreed to aim for the title and we put everything aside because my aim was to win this title with the club that formed me".

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  • Clutch Reyes leads Mets past Angels
Clutch Reyes leads Mets past Angels

According to ESPN.com, Mets manager Terry Collins said he "absolutely" thought about giving Trout a free pass with NY leading 7-4 in the ninth inning. "Really happy for Terry, he's been through a lot while he's been here", said Reyes, who won the NL batting title in Collins' first season in 2011 before leaving as a free agent and eventually retu...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers tie a winning-streak record
Cleveland Cavaliers tie a winning-streak record

He finished with two points in 18 minutes. We have a young group, but our guys in the locker room - as hard as it was, because it was tough; tonight was very hard - I saw a group of guys that we were sticking together. James and Love again did whatever they wanted against the defenders the Celtics put in front of them, scoring 30 and 21 points, res...

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  • Josh Harrop left delighted after netting in United debut
Josh Harrop left delighted after netting in United debut

It has robbed the 35-year-old Swede of a possible United swansong and the chance to write the flawless script in his homeland when United face his old club Ajax in Stockholm , though Mourinho has revealed Ibrahimovic will travel to Sweden to be at Wednesday's game anyway.

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  • Celtics rule out Isaiah Thomas for remainder of the playoffs
Celtics rule out Isaiah Thomas for remainder of the playoffs

Based on the first two games of this series, the Celtics may very well be fishing soon, as well. "I thought the first half he was really hurting, really didn't have any bounce, didn't have any push". James also dished out seven assists, grabbed four rebounds, had four steals and blocked three shots. From that point, Cleveland went on a 21-8 run...

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  • Koeman sympathises with Arsenal fans over Wenger
Koeman sympathises with Arsenal fans over Wenger

If you have made a career as a player somewhere, it doesn't give you any divine right to come back. "I don't have anything to say about that". Because all the players, at some stage, they decide to leave, when their interest was to leave. Our hopes of Champions League football rely on us bettering Liverpool's result, or by winning whilst Manchester...

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  • 1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga
1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga

Head-to-head, however, Barcelona are now better placed, given that they have effected a draw against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, and then triumphed at the Santiago Bernabeu a few weeks ago. The former France great commanded Madrid like a veteran, keeping the squad competitive from start to finish. League champion or not, Madrid will ...

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