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Author: 0 Liverpool star Coutinho limps off at Watford

Liverpool's night got off to a hard start when Philippe Coutinho was forced off early after suffering a dead leg following a tackle from Adrian Mariappa inside four minutes. With them sitting back, it wasn't easy but we still created chances. "We are confident. If we perform how we can perform then we can do it". Liverpool would hang on for all three points, in spite of a late scare when Sebastian Prodl nearly stole a tie with a long rocket.

Author: 0 Rockets 75-114 Spurs: Aldridge inspires side to finals

Mike D'Antoni had gone to a seven-man rotation for the playoffs and I could understand those guys were exhausted from all of the grinding. Though the Spurs won two of three regular-season meetings with Golden State, they know that this series will be much more hard than their previous meetings this season.

Author: 0 Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double

A brilliant statement from Conte - and one that should make Chelsea fans even more delighted after last night's win. Lampard was quick to point out that while several Chelsea players have had great campaigns, Conte is the architect of the team's success.

Author: 0 Turkey slams U.S. arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Prior to the commitment of direct American support to the SDF, the Kurdish-led forces suspended their offensive in the 15 days following surprise Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq. A US official told Reuters that the USA was looking to boost intelligence cooperation with Turkey to support its fight against the PKK. Erdogan vowed to bring up the issue in talks with US President Donald Trump on May 16 in Washington, their first face-to-face encounter as heads of state.

Sports UFC's White: I Reached Deal With McGregor - For Mayweather
Author: 0 UFC's White: I Reached Deal With McGregor - For Mayweather

Sherman battered Coulter's left leg with kicks and ended up finishing him off with an elbow in the in the second round. Poirier had Alvarez on the brink before Philadelphia's "Underground King" mounted a sensational comeback, before felling "The Diamond" with a blatantly illegal knee.

Author: 0 Ex-Liverpool ace predicts Arsenal will receive major boost this weekend

After a 2-0 loss at rivals Tottenham Hotspur last month, Arsenal looked dead and buried in pursuit of a 21st successive Champions League qualification but the Gunners have climbed to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool. "We have to do the job first and see what happens, we'll keep fighting until the end". Monreal found himself in a strong position to steal an unlikely goal later in the first half, but his header at the post came back off the woodwork.

Sports Frankie Edgar Earns Dominant Doctor's Stoppage Win Over Yair Rodriguez
Author: 0 Frankie Edgar Earns Dominant Doctor's Stoppage Win Over Yair Rodriguez

Rodriguez tried to scramble to a better position but Edgar's elite BJJ skills were too much. Yair Rodriguez is an exciting 24-year-old Mexican star who is undefeated in the Octagon, accumulating performance bonuses left and right. But as Edgar (22-5-1 MMA, 16-5-1 UFC) showed in a dominant display of ground-and-pound violence that forced a stoppage between rounds, maybe Rodriguez (10-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) isn't ready for that next level of competition just yet.

Author: 0 Mourinho: Man Utd season not a failure without Europa League triumph

The Portuguese guided his team to a record 25-game unbeaten run in the Premier League before it was ended by Arsenal on Sunday to dent their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. "And hopefully nobody will complain, because we have a final three days later". "It was an open game at home, all the pressure on our side", said United coach Jose Mourinho.

Sports Sources Indicate Liverpool Are Closing In On £26m Deal For Gremio Forward
Author: 0 Sources Indicate Liverpool Are Closing In On £26m Deal For Gremio Forward

Luan scored in both the quarter and semi-finals, and converted his penalty in the final which helped sink Germany. Whether or not his arrival will have an impact on Philippe Coutinho's future remains to be seen, but that could also be a decisive factor moving forward as Liverpool continue to build on their Brazilian contingent with Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva also likely to welcome their compatriot with open arms.

Sports Sergio Garcia aces the famous island green at TPC Sawgrass
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia aces the famous island green at TPC Sawgrass

After finishing in a tie for seventh at The Masters, Rory McIlroy headed back to his rented house in Augusta to watch one of the greatest back nine duels in the tournament's history. And despite the magnitude of that win, Garcia insisted he would not change his approach this week or beyond. "Just to see what he's been through, and his struggles, and for it to be there ..." There are three more majors ahead of them, with plenty more to accomplish.

Sports Pressure is on Chelsea, says Spurs Vertonghen
Author: 0 Pressure is on Chelsea, says Spurs Vertonghen

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Neville said: "If they won the FA Cup this year, would that be seen as a successful season?" You earn them on the pitch. Mathematically it has to happen once. Spurs deserved to win, we have to accept that and analyse it. "Incredible", Kane beamed in his post-match reaction.

Sports Jose Mourinho praises Manchester United trio following Arsenal defeat
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho praises Manchester United trio following Arsenal defeat

Second-half goals from Granit Xhaka, and ex-United star Danny Welbeck proved to be the difference on the day as Arsenal closed the gap between the sides. They play Celta Vigo in the semi-final second leg on Thursday - having won away 1-0. However a top-four finish is still unlikely for Wenger's men, with only four games left to play.

Sports Man City tops Leicester after freakish penalty incident
Author: 0 Man City tops Leicester after freakish penalty incident

One win from its last two matches, at home to West Bromwich Albion and away to Watford, should be enough for City to finish at least in fourth place. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... The question is: Have they left it too late? This will be an important game to allow them to get a win over a big team and maintain their position as second on the ladder.

Sports Stoke City 1-4 Arsenal
Author: 0 Stoke City 1-4 Arsenal

The Potters were beaten 4-1 at home to Arsenal this afternoon, leaving them four points adrift of 10th-placed Bournemouth with only one game of the season remaining. The Chilean delivered yet another excellent display, not only scoring with a deflected strike but also producing a wonderful assist for Ozil, who also had a fine game .

Sports Ducks @ Oilers Game 3 RECAP: Dangle. Snipe. Celly
Author: 0 Ducks @ Oilers Game 3 RECAP: Dangle. Snipe. Celly

Jaden Schwartz started the play with a pass that deflected off the skate of Joel Edmundson directly onto Tarasenko's stick, and he blasted a shot past goalie Pekka Rinne. Louis. From there, things got worse. The Blues tied the game at 2 on a goal by Jori Lehtera at 7:39 of the third period before Tarasenko took over.

Sports Ferrari fight back as Raikkonen leads practice
Author: 0 Ferrari fight back as Raikkonen leads practice

Mercedes had, after all, made some changes and upgrades ahead of the session. "I don't know if the guys back at the factory get exhausted of hearing this, but they've done an incredible job". "It would have been nice to get them the pole, but hopefully we can do well tomorrow". After the qualifying session, Hamilton was again all praises for the team.

Author: 0 Liverpool FC have endured a 'poor season'

Huddersfield ended the regular season with three losses in four games and were beaten by Wednesday in both their league meetings. 'Southampton played very, very defensive orientated against us. A trip to West Ham , a team Liverpool have not beaten in their last five meetings and who effectively ended Tottenham's title challenge a week ago, poses another challenge for them.

Author: 0 Sort Out Emre Can's Contract Please - Former Liverpool Star's Plea

As is the case in nearly every post-match interview with Jurgen Klopp following a win, the Anfield boss was all smiles and took the time to appreciate (via Sky Sports ) what was a Goal of the Season contender from his number 23. Klopp, however, said he needed to see his goal again to fully appreciate the moment. Having lost Coutinho to injury early in the game, the Reds were wasteful in attack, although Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes also deserves credit for keeping the Reds at bay.

Author: 0 Clock error cost Celtics time on final play

Washington would once again tie it up at 89 on a layup by Beal with 28 seconds to play. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , left, pushes against Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series , Friday, May 12, 2017, in Washington .

Sports Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate
Author: 0 Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate

Vettel recovered from engine problems in the third practice session to finish behind Hamilton - though he leads the championship by 13 points - with Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen on the second row. "I thought I had a lot of speed but I never really managed to make a good lap out of it". Bottas described his performance as "not good enough", but it was enough to confine the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen to fourth.

Author: 0 CR7's hat-trick helps Real Madrid dominate over Atletico Madrid

All the people that had written Cristiano Ronaldo off will have that eggy thing on their faces. Simeone's side did not offer their usual fight in the second half as Madrid killed the game off, and perhaps the tie, with Ronaldo , playing in a centre-forward role alongside Benzema, the executioner.

Author: 0 Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

Unfortunately, he couldn't do better than one minute 22.411 seconds, placing 18th. Stroll didn't manage to get into the top ten which was a shame, particularly compared with Massa who grabbed himself ninth on the grid for tomorrow. On the team's current form, it will come as a relief - with paddock jokers already wondering what other sporting events he might want to enter to delay his return.

Sports Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid

In another quarterfinal, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay rallied to beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6 6-0 6-4. "I'm aware that I'm not playing at my best, but I'm definitely believing in myself and the process". The duo have faced each other 49 times in ATP Tennis history, with Djokovic holding a slim 26-23 advantage. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal's quest for a third straight title after wins in Monte Carlo and Barcelona faces a stiff test against Nick Kyrgios in the night session.

Sports NBA Playoffs Highlights: Cavaliers Keep Rolling, Spurs Win But Lose Parker
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs Highlights: Cavaliers Keep Rolling, Spurs Win But Lose Parker

Spurs: Parker had surgery on Friday to fix the ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. ABOUT THE SPURS: Parker fell to the floor after attempting a short jump shot with 8:52 remaining and immediately grasped his leg and it was clear the injury was likely of the severe variety when he had to be carried off by two teammates.

Sports Europa League final ticket allocation will force fan scramble
Author: 0 Europa League final ticket allocation will force fan scramble

Even then, United - who have written to fans to say the likely allocation will be between 8,000 to 9,500 - expect to have far more applications than tickets. "At half-time I told them how proud I was of them playing in such a way in this stadium and supporters". Four minutes later, Lyon wasted their best chance to level the score, as Maxwel Cornet saw his shot off the post.

Author: 0 What to Watch for: Can Cam Talbot continue dominance in Game 3?

John Gibson stopped 24 shots. Talbot was stellar in Game 2 with 39 saves, but the Ducks got to him early scoring on two of their first three shots of the game. The Ducks opened a 3-0 first-period lead then promptly coughed it up in a wild second. "There's going to be ups and downs through every playoff game, every series and it's about controlling our emotions and using it to our advantage".

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

The Brazilian powerhouse rocked Jedrzejczyk in the early going, creating a massive hematoma above the champion's right eye. Andrade was successful on a couple of takedown attempts in the opening frame, but was unable to do much follow-up damage, as Jedrzejczyk was adept out getting out of trouble and landing shots as she returned to her feet.

Author: 0 Ducks face Oilers, Game 7 demons

After so much of the scoring in the 2017 playoffs was done by captain Ryan Getzlaf, it was the duo of Andrew Cogliano and Nick Ritchie who led the way for Anaheim Wednesday. Yes, having an elite defense in front of you helps, but these are 2003 J.S. Guigere numbers we're looking at now (Giggy rocked a.945 SV% and 1.62 GAA throughout that incredible Conn Smythe-winning run).

Author: 0 Eric Dier: Tottenham will start again on Monday

The Hammers have endured a torrid season, but it seems there is nothing like a home game against Tottenham to rouse them and their fans - just a year ago a 1-0 defeat at Upton Park put a major dent in Spurs' eventually unsuccessful title bid.

Author: 0 Wizards' Oubre: Olynyk hits led to outburst

That was Celtics coach Brad Stevens' instructions to the team yesterday morning as they reviewed game film from Sunday's embarrassing 121-102 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of the second-round playoff series. Oubre said he had not heard from the league about a possible suspension or fine and pledged to move forward while controlling his emotions better. "Everyone has their own opinion, but I don't agree (with) it", Bradley said.

Author: 0 A blast from the past: Vijay Singh in the hunt

He spoke about how he loves coming to Ponte Vedra, Florida, where he has won this tournament once before in 2008. I tried to overpower this golf course the first few times I played it and that didn't work so well. "This is a really tough golf course". South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen and American Kyle Stanley are the leaders at nine-under, but numerous higher-rated players are off the pace, including world No.

Sports Manager's verdict: Moyes on Bournemouth defeat
Author: 0 Manager's verdict: Moyes on Bournemouth defeat

David Moyes saw his "most hard day" as a manager after seeing his side relegated on Saturday. "Relegation is the lowest you can feel in your professional career so I am sure they will all be disappointed what happened this season". I am agreeing with them. "I'm really disappointed. This is my worst day in football". But there has been other times, like today, when a couple of chances came.

Author: 0 What went wrong for James Harden in Game 6 against the Spurs?

Jonathon Simmons filled in nicely for Leonard, scoring 18 points and hounding the Rockets on defense. D'Antoni said he expects the Rockets to have the best offense in National Basketball Association history next season, saying they can "add layers" to the system to help Harden.

Author: 0 Talladega Heights: Ballad of Ricky Jr

Brad Keselowski led 26 laps and won the first stage today at Talladega , leading the field after Lap 55 to get 10 race points and a point towards the playoff, Stenhouse finished second. McMurray finished second in a Chevrolet and was followed by Busch in a Toyota, then Aric Almirola , another Ford driver and victor of the Xfinity Series race Saturday.

Author: 0 Tiwary's cameo goes in vain, Delhi wins by seven runs

On his part, Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan emphaised on the importance of winning, even if they were out of the competition. He hit two sixes off the first two balls. Pant not to be outdone smashed a six off the fifth ball he faced. Despite losing two early wickets, including one of in-form Sanju Samson to a suicidal run out, Delhi got off to a good start.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas Gets An Intense First-Career Formula One Victory

The Finn looked on course for a straightforward win until a rare slip saw him damage a tire. While Vettel eventually pitted at the end of Lap 34, Bottas was still out in front. "Lewis was one of the first ones to congratulate Valtteri on his first race victory". "Why is my auto overheating?" he asked at one point. "It's not important", Hamilton said of the championship situation.

Author: 0 Gennady Golovkin slams 'boring' Canelo Alvarez ahead of super-fight

Bet on Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr . "He's never fought fighters this size, and because of that, if things pan out and I get the right shot, I think of course the knockout can happen", he said . Triple G fight would be held. The fight was a dud and drew audible boos from the crowd because of how one-sided it was. Golovkin then walked into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena and shook Alvarez's hand as the pair confirmed the fight the world has been waiting for is on.

Author: 0 Wall's bucket stretches series to limit

Celtics forward Jae Crowder said Boston could live with giving up that look and credited Wall for making the tough shot. "We feel like we did everything to give ourselves a chance to win". Friday night's win against the Celtics did not completely free them from meeting that same type of second-round demise, but it did enable the Wizards to play in a game that Coach Scott Brooks called, "the best words in all of sports" - Game 7.

Sports Giroud double helps Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 in Premier League
Author: 0 Giroud double helps Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 in Premier League

The Potters have drawn one and lost four of their five home games against the Premier League's top six this season - they won three of their six against the same sides in 2015-16 (D1 L2). Boro's return to the Sky Bet Championship was confirmed by Monday's defeat at champions Chelsea and their final top-flight home match brought precious little relief.

Sports Five questions in the Premier League
Author: 0 Five questions in the Premier League

Upson has been impressed by the form of fellow centre-back Holding in recent weeks, with the 21-year-old having now made a total 14 appearances for Arsene Wenger's side, helping them reach the FA Cup final and keep their top-four hopes alive.

Author: 0 John Wall's Last Second Three-Pointer Gives Wizards Game 6

With LeBron James all but certain to put an abrupt end to the season of whichever team reaches the conference finals, Thomas and the Celtics have one more big moment left in them. His shot wasn't falling from three-point range but continued to attack the hole and pull up for mid-range jumpers. In what has been an enthralling series so far, The Celtics take a 3-2 lead into the best of seven fixture at the Verizon Center in Washington .

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

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Thompson had 12 rebounds. "Production from our bench, (it) has to come in and give us a boost, and for whatever reason they couldn't get started", Casey said.

Sports Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas
Author: 0 Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas

He immediately dropped the window net by the driver's side door to indicate he was conscious, but it took safety crews cutting off the roof to safely get him out. Patrick was released from the care center at the speedway. "All of us took a hard hit", Logano said. "Well, I hope Aric is OK". "I tried to back off, (but) you're going 215".

Author: 0 Ricky Stenhouse Jr takes home Geico 500 at Talladega

There was so much going on. "We ran about 10 laps in practice and I said, 'Put it on jack stands". Let the record show that after jumping to the high side with two laps to go, Stenhouse dove back down inside Kyle Busch , who led a race-high 48 laps, to take the lead away on the final trip around.

Author: 0 Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

Only 145 West Bank localities were up for vote, after the more than 200 others either failed to submit an electoral list or submitted only one, meaning automatic appointment, according to the Palestinian Central Election Commission. In Hebron, the West Bank's largest city, posters of candidates filled the city's main buildings. Rival lists also looked to the same electorate. Even so, "municipal elections are better than nothing" in a country where "the situation is unlike anywhere else in ...

Author: 0 Kentucky Derby notes: Derby victor is big in Brooklyn

The colt is expected to arrive at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Tuesday morning, hoping to avoid some early struggles adjusting to Churchill Downs when he arrived in Kentucky. "You need so many things to go right and the good news with this horse is he's so talented he can overcome a lot". "We have so much success in the past and we haven't won the Derby (together)".

Author: 0 NFL Draft Recap: Finding teams that improved by division

The entire event will take place outdoors for the first time in the draft's 82-year history, with the draft picks being announced in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the famous "Rocky" steps. While interest does not always mean results or completed trades as we see with these guys, it is not for lack of teams trying. You have to use those picks, though, and at first glance, he seems to have done very well there as well.