• Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: Highlights and recap
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: Highlights and recap

If Real had some luck in the quarterfinal against Bayern Munich, they did not need any here; they look like a juggernaut, and next month's showdown in Cardiff could not appear more evenly poised. Ronaldo had scored eight times in his previous three Champions League appearances, however, the closest the World Player of the Year came to adding to h...

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  • We shot ourselves in the foot - Cech rues Arsenal's derby defeat
We shot ourselves in the foot - Cech rues Arsenal's derby defeat

He has invention in his head. 'He's creative because he's not fazed by anything and he's surprised everybody in the stadium tonight by what he did. "We had a big game against [Manchester] United (a 2-0 win) and then here, where historically we haven't done that well in the league". Everybody played well, so let's just continue.

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  • Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. suspeneded for one game
Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. suspeneded for one game

I mean, that's what the world is gonna say. "We know that we have the ability to win there", Wall said of Boston. Fans chanted " Kelly Oubre! " on a few occasions as Olynyk finished 5 of 9 for 14 points. "We're still down one, still down in the series". In Games 1 and 2, the Celtics relied heavily on the heroics of their team MVP, Isaiah Th...

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals - 5/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals - 5/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

That's all. Braden's our backbone. "We played really, really well in the first period, didn't get rewarded", Niskanen said. "We know we're better in this locker room", goaltender Braden Holtby said. In the first-round series against Toronto, Holtby was criticized after he allowed four goals in three straight games, almost getting benched in G...

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  • 'Tell my story fully' Aaron Hernandez wrote in final note to fiancee
'Tell my story fully' Aaron Hernandez wrote in final note to fiancee

That sounded plausible, given that Hernandez could have spent it all on lawyer fees and other expenses during his two criminal trials, plus civil suits filed by the families of the three dead men. A description of the notes was redacted from the state police report. The incident was all caught on a surveillance camera. During February 2014, he wa...

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  • Kapanen scores double OT victor as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3
Kapanen scores double OT victor as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

Perhaps after breezing through the regular season with the third-best offense in the National Hockey League, scoring 3.18 goals per game and the best goals-against average in the National Hockey League allowing 2.16 goals per game, the Capitals thought that the first round against the wild card Maple Leafs would be easy.

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  • Warriors await challenge after cruising to 8-0 in playoffs
Warriors await challenge after cruising to 8-0 in playoffs

Green says that even though they're handling teams with more ease than the Cavaliers, he argues they're facing stiffer challenges . The defending Western Conference champions have won both their series in four games and now await the victor of the Rockets-Spurs series that is tied at 2-2.

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  • Consistent Chelsea deserve top position, says West Brom's Pulis
Consistent Chelsea deserve top position, says West Brom's Pulis

Conte will have to strengthen the Chelsea squad to cope with Europe and his work in the transfer market is sure to be scrutinised, with Conte having been frustrated in his dealings last summer. The Stamford Bridge club are set to reward Antonio Conte for his extremely impressive season. CHELSEA will be crowned Premier League champions if they...

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  • Champions League: Atletico comeback falls short as Real Madrid reach final
Champions League: Atletico comeback falls short as Real Madrid reach final

Zidane, who spent five years at Juve from 1996 to 2001 ahead of his transfer to the Bernabeu, refuses to underestimate the Bianconeri, who also reached the competition's showpiece in 2015. They trust him and he got control of the dressing room. Real Madrid are still without Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal, who pulled a hamstring in the first leg,...

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  • Rangers head into offseason after second-round playoff loss
Rangers head into offseason after second-round playoff loss

While everybody was waiting with bated breath to see if Marc Methot was fire a salvo in Sidney Crosby's direction as they prepare to face off for the first time since his ugly slash almost cost the Ottawa defenceman the end of his finger, Methot wasn't about to get involved in that storyline.

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  • Manchester United's eggs in one basket for Champions League ticket push
Manchester United's eggs in one basket for Champions League ticket push

Mourinho has bemoaned a lengthy injury list during the final weeks of the season. The Portuguese boss has been criticised after describing Thursday's Europa League semi-final second clash with Celta Vigo as the 'most important match of our history' .

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  • Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards - 5/7/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards - 5/7/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Wizards tied the series with the Boston Celtics at two games apiece on Sunday, but it's hard to argue who has been the better team so far. Game 5 is set for Wednesday night in Boston. Numerous turnovers during that stretch were forced. The victor of this best-of-seven series will face the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleve...

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  • US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady
US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady

The statement , released after the Fed's May meeting, pointed to stronger business investment and downplayed modest growth in household spending. "The Fed doesn't need the economy to excel from where it is now in order to raise rates further, as long as we've already got an unemployment rate quite low and inflation not far from their target and ...

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  • Premier League side set to offer Arsenal part-exchange deal for key asset
Premier League side set to offer Arsenal part-exchange deal for key asset

Sanchez's deal at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of next season and the Chile worldwide is reportedly hesitant to pen fresh terms after another season spent out of the title picture. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken confidently about the prospect of securing Sanchez's services for next season, despite apparent interest from Bayern...

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  • Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned
Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned

Lowry warmed up before the game but his left ankle didn't have enough mobility; he rolled the ankle inward for an awkward sprain in Game 2. DeRozan, who was 12-for-23 from the field and 13-for-13 on free throws, did not take a shot from 3-point range.

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  • Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final
Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

The punishment perfectly fit the crime because the Caps played with merely middling conviction themselves in their season-ending 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, the exact postseason juncture at which this pupil with "A" talent nearly always hands in a "D" paper on the final exam.

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  • Juventus reach Champions League final
Juventus reach Champions League final

With a three-point advantage over reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, and a vastly superior goal difference, Monaco, who also have a game in hand, realisitically need just three more points from their remaining three matches to clinch the club's first crown since 1999/2000.

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  • Swansea beats Everton 1-0, out of EPL relegation zone
Swansea beats Everton 1-0, out of EPL relegation zone

If it's the free flowing, attacking side that showed the rest of the league we are here to fight then we'll have no problems against Bournemouth. "I need to recognise [Swansea] had good defending in the set plays", he told BBC Sport . And the World Cup victor showed his aerial strength again when rising above Phil Jagielka to meet the excellent ...

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  • Will PSG pursue Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez?
Will PSG pursue Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez?

Mauricio Pochettino wants to add more width and flair to his wings and while a deal for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha remains his top choice, a swoop for the 2016 Player of the Year could prove less complicated. There have been signs this season, they beat Arsenal and thumped Manchester City, that they are good enough, yet they need to back that u...

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  • Recovering Sidney Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility
Recovering Sidney Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility

Alex Ovechkin should expect more of the same. "If I knew then what I know now, the ultimate decision would have been for me to call it quits earlier", Primeau said Wednesday. Without naming those names of the UFAs, Dreger was asked on TSN 690 if Oshie would be "the prize among them". Nothing says sacrifice for a hockey team like blocking a shot...

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  • April Jobs Report: 211000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 4.4 Percent
April Jobs Report: 211000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 4.4 Percent

In the household survey, the unemployment rate dipped further to 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March. The unemployment rate for installation, maintenance and fix occupations increased 0.7 points to 7.6 percent. The Federal Reserve and other economists project overall growth in 2017 to settle near 2%. As the economy expands and more people...

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  • Everton skipper Jagielka uncertain about his future at club
Everton skipper Jagielka uncertain about his future at club

And some of those stats, notably the shots on goal tally, indicate a lack of confidence in his own ability which we didn't really see much of a year ago, and you wonder whether he is beginning to struggle with the demands expected of a local boy at Everton , and indeed the overall strain and weight of expectation.

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  • Magic won't get to interview Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft Combine
Magic won't get to interview Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft Combine

Fultz is expected to go in the top three while Fox could as well. The Lakers will have a 46.9 percent shot at keeping their top draft pick this year, as their fate will be decided in a week at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16. Despite that, Fultz earned All-Pac 12 First Team honors along with being selected to the All-American Third Team by se...

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  • West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt
West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt

Chelsea can clinch the title with a win, while a draw will keep Tottenham's hopes alive. "He (Conte) didn't say to me, 'Do I fancy playing wing back?' He just put me in there, and after that he just kept on encouraging me", Moses told British media.

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  • Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101
Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

Celtics Game 5 set for Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT . "We really worked on, if we're wearing white, make sure to get it to the guy in white". The Wizards more active in creating deflections to open the third quarter, and Otto Porter (13 points overall) was attacking in a promising way. The Celtics' lead in Game 5 floated anywher...

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  • Boston battle back to beat Washington in semi-final series opener
Boston battle back to beat Washington in semi-final series opener

Washington hasn't won a playoff series in which it was down 0-2 since winning four straight against Chicago in the first round of the 2004-05 playoffs. Thomas finished the game with 53 points, and Wall 40. "I've taken a thousand hits like that and my tooth never came out", Thomas said after the game.

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  • Browns can control 2018 draft with 5 of first 64 picks
Browns can control 2018 draft with 5 of first 64 picks

The big Clemson receiver provides a physical target to complement Keenan Allen. The Saints picked up maybe the top offensive lineman in the draft with the 32nd pick Ryan Ramczyk. Gabriel Peppers is a safety who will add to that improved defense. Fans may also view Day 3 pick announcements on NFL Draft live platforms - such as NFL.com, the NFL ...

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  • Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election
Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election

Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. With legislative elections just five weeks away, the start-up political movement the 39-year-old former investment banker launched one year ago on his meteoric ride to become France's youngest president lost no time Monday i...

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  • Top 10 Premier League goals 2016/2017 - Which is your favourite?
Top 10 Premier League goals 2016/2017 - Which is your favourite?

Arsenal kept up their late charge with a 2-0 win at Southampton on Wednesday and now sit three points behind Manchester City and four off Liverpool, with a game in hand on the Reds. Even if they snatch an unlikely result in that game , their fate could be sealed on Saturday when they play Southampton and 17th-placed SWANSEA are at Sunderland...

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  • Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy
Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy

Shami, selected for the Champions Trophy, will find himself playing in an ODI two years after he had last played an ODI - in the 2015 World Cup. The pace attack features Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and a fit-again Mohammed Shami.

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  • Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show
Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

May. It had to be him, right? Eventual race victor Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was among the strongest drivers in the Ford camp, as were Brad Keselowski , Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. While in Formula One, it takes maybe six minutes to fire up the vehicle, because they need to check, recheck. Ultimately, Stenhouse's win proves that planning with...

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  • Aaron Hernandez was member of Bloods street gang
Aaron Hernandez was member of Bloods street gang

Hernandez's body was found with the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead in ink and on the wall of his cell in blood, according to a state police report released on Thursday. Some inmates "felt that his suicide had been some sort of religious message", according to a Department of Correction report. Due to the suicide, Hernandez could even...

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  • Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads
Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads

It looked like Washington really settled down on defense and found their rhythm on both sides of the court as they tore apart the Celtics. Isaiah Thomas got back to his usual scoring, putting up 33 points with seven assists in the win. The story of the last two losses for the Celtics has been the abysmal play by their starters and the surprisin...

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  • NCAA report shows athletes still breaking academic records
NCAA report shows athletes still breaking academic records

The team came back the next season and won the National Championship. In addition, five MSU teams produced a ideal 1,000 April for the past academic year - men's golf , men's tennis , women's basketball , women's tennis , and volleyball .

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  • Johnson eyes Sawgrass win
Johnson eyes Sawgrass win

Certainly one of the most important events in golf. Discussing the new 12th, Spieth said in a press conference, "Well I lipped out for a 1 today and had about six feet, and Michael [Greller, his caddie] said that was the worst thing you could have done because now I believe I can do it each time".

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