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Sports Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham wasted chance to keep pressure on Chelsea
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham wasted chance to keep pressure on Chelsea

As it stands, Chelsea could wrap up the title with wins against Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion before Tottenham are next in action against Manchester United in their final home game at White Hart Lane on May 14. Chelsea now need just six points from four remaining games to seal the title. "I don't know. Today we missed it a little bit". It nearly paid off after just five minutes when a slick counter saw Andre Ayew play in Lanzini but the Argentinian midfielder dragged his shot ...

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League

Wenger has congratulated the Blues on their success - while also pointing out it makes it two straight years that the league has been won by a club not playing in Europe that season, Leicester having done so in 2015-16. "But as well, it's not disastrous". " I must say, individually when the confidence is high in the team, you see that all the players play well ". Following several narrow escapes, Sunderland will finally be relegated to the Championship and they have nobody else to blame ...

Sports Lane Kiffin extends offer to seventh grade quarterback
Author: 0 Lane Kiffin extends offer to seventh grade quarterback

Of course, that assumes Kiffin and Martin remain in their current coaching situations for the class of 2022. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports , Kaden Martin is already 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, and also may have a future in baseball, as his fastball has been clocked above 80 miles per hour.

Sports Nishikori withdraws from Madrid Open with right wrist pain
Author: 0 Nishikori withdraws from Madrid Open with right wrist pain

Rafael Nadal from Spain returns a ball to David Goffin from Belgium during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. Djokovic has constantly pushed Nadal out of his comfort zone, and over the last few years has cracked the formula of getting the better of the Spaniard.

Author: 0 Alonso's McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice

The engine of his MCL32 let out a lot of oil before returning the soul in a thick cloud of smoke, as he began his first lap on the track. Alonso has already chose to try his luck at the Indianapolis 500 instead of the Monaco GP this month.

Sports Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title
Author: 0 Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title

There is no way you will get into the latter reaches of the Champions League and the Premier League with the current squad unless some of the kids step up unbelievably and that's a massive jump, too big. "They show me a great attitude to try to do something great this season". 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 Momentum back with Arsenal, insists Champions League-chasing Arsene Wenger

Following the final two league fixtures against Sunderland and Everton, Arsenal will take on new Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final, but even the win in that game wouldn't make a lot of difference. "I believe if we finish outside the top four it will not have any influence how the club will be led and behave in the transfer market", Wenger said in his press conference on Monday ahead of the EPL clash with Sunderland on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Zabaleta departs as City's ultimate warrior

Mahrez, who had been brought down by Gael Clichy, had the chance to make it 2-2 but slipped as he took his spot-kick and touched the ball with his right foot as well as his left as he sent it into the net. "He said: "(The) pressure I had when I arrived in Barcelona, when I had nothing to defend (myself with) - at that club, if in six months you don't win, you are really out.

Sports McIlroy to play waiting game on BMW PGA
Author: 0 McIlroy to play waiting game on BMW PGA

Following a three-week absence to allow his back to heal, McIlroy returned to play four out of six weeks leading into the Masters and rushed back again after taking some time off to get married. McIlroy has found the Stadium Course to be a frustrating challenge in his career. McIlroy has been struggling with a back injury all week and speaking after his second round he said: "It's obviously not 100 percent, but it's good enough to get myself around here for the next couple of days".

Author: 0 What numbers will be most important to the Wizards in Game 7?

The Celtics have played in a whopping 29 Game 7s in their storied history and have won 21 of them. They blew out the Wizards at home in a pivotal Game 5 and were a deep John Wall pull-up 3-point miss away from wrapping up the series on the road in the previous outing, despite getting all of five points from their second unit.

Author: 0 LeBron James Roasts Heckling Raptors Fan During Game 4 Victory

They have a 3-0 series lead over Utah Jazz, ahead of their Game 4 in Salt Lake City. "It's all Kyle Lowry's turtleneck's fault", one person wrote on Twitter about Kyle's appearance during the Raptors' final game of this season, while another added, "Why Kyle Lowry dressed like Wesley Snipes in New Jack City".

Sports Dolphins lose executive Joe Schoen to Bills
Author: 0 Dolphins lose executive Joe Schoen to Bills

Although Florio was the first to report Schoen's role as assistant general manager, Neil Stratton of Inside the League was the first to report of Buffalo's interest in Schoen. "He oversees all aspects of the annual National Football League draft, including preparation, evaluation and draft board construction while also serving as a key liaison between the coaching staff and personnel staff".

Author: 0 Jazz will be without Hill for Game 2 against Warriors

Hayward was fantastic in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers and flashed an efficient offensive game, averaging 23.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 46.9 per cent shooting, including 44.7 per cent from long range. "Our slogan is strength in numbers, and we have guys on this team 1 through 15 that can make plays". "It was just a remarkable thing that we did that year, and unexpected", Nelson said.

Sports Regal Ronaldo puts Real on verge of Champions League final
Author: 0 Regal Ronaldo puts Real on verge of Champions League final

The Portuguese football sensation has moved to 103 goals in the Champions League football. "Now we have to try to do something impossible, but since we are called Atletico Madrid, it may be possible for us to do it". Atletico were handed a lucky escape on seven minutes when Jan Oblak parried Dani Carvajal's effort at the end of a careering run and the Slovenian recovered to also turn behind Karim Benzema's follow-up effort .

Author: 0 Pique illness leaves Barca short-staffed in defence against Las Palmas

He said: " Barcelona have the league title at stake and that makes them a much tougher opponent". We are aware that the season is a long one. Barcelona are heading into tonight's trip to Las Palmas with a number of absentees in defence which will have manager Luis Enrique scratching his head over how to configure a back line.

Sports Sidney Crosby Not Evaluated for Concussion After Crashing Headfirst into Boards
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby Not Evaluated for Concussion After Crashing Headfirst into Boards

The Senators faced Capitals' backup Philipp Grubauer in the third meeting and while he gave up goals to Chris Ryan, Chris Kelly and Zack Smith, Condon made 31 saves in a 3-0 shutout. It should also be noted that in 2009, the Penguins lost Game 6 to the Capitals in Pittsburgh, then rallied to blow out the Capitals by four goals in Game 7 in Washington.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger urges Arsenal fans not to boycott Sunderland game

Sunderland, on the other hand, will only be playing for pride and hope to win their final two games before they go down to the Championship ahead of next season. Alexis Sanchez has scored or assisted over 40 goals for Arsenal in all competitions this season. Instead the mercurial Alexis Sanchez and Giroud added further goals to secure an impressive victory for the fast-finishing Gunners.

Author: 0 James Harden and the historic collapse?

Harden took only 1 shot in the 1st quarter and 11 shots total to finish 2-11 from the field with 10 points, 6 turnovers, and he fouled out just to add to his awful stat sheet. Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni looked really sad last night. I can save his legs a little bit and have more confidence (in other ball handlers).

Author: 0 Predators avoid Johansen-Kesler drama, but can't deny bad blood

I don't know how you cheer for a guy like that. "It just doesn't make sense how he plays the game", Johansen said. Johansen added: "He doesn't do anything that makes sense". The popular close-up shot of Sunday's television broadcast was that of Ducks center Ryan Kesler bumping helmets with Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen on faceoffs.

Author: 0 Diamondbacks' Iannetta hit in face with pitch, walks off

The offense has scored the secondfewest runs and hit the second fewest home runs in the league, largely a function of missing players, although some of the regulars have yet to perform at previous levels. "We didn't game plan very well and he couldn't get out of the inning". He homered in consecutive games for the third time this season. Jose Osuna's no-doubt, 10th-inning, two-run blast was the fifth home run of Sunday's game and the third for the Pirates.

Author: 0 England in World Cup Pool of Death again

Hansen is braced for a tough Pool B , but knows his defending champions will have to beat the best teams on the planet if they are to win the tournament for a third time in succession. The 1991 champions and two-time finalists face another arduous pool in Japan . " France are probably the most improved team in world rugby, Argentina are improving rapidly, so it couldn't be any better".

Author: 0 Sergio Romero happy to fight for his place at Manchester United

An unfortunate knack for drawing games they have dominated has left United sixth in the standings and four points off a Champions League berth, with 12 matches in the 25-game unbeaten run which ended at Arsenal last weekend finishing level.

Sports Ducks vs Oilers Game 6 PREVIEW: Finnish Them
Author: 0 Ducks vs Oilers Game 6 PREVIEW: Finnish Them

The Oilers didn't show mercy in the second period, with Anton Slepyshev scoring just 45 seconds in on a feed from Patrick Maroon. "I knew you were going to bring that up", Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf told reporters after Sunday night's massacre at Rogers Place.

Author: 0 Roger Federer to skip French Open

The 18-time Grand Slam victor has won the tournament just once in his trophy-laden career, but will focus enitirely on grass and hard-court competitions for the remainder of the year. Thus, my team and I concluded that playing just one event on clay was not in the best interest of my tennis and physical preparation for the remainder of the season.

Sports Blue Jays place lefty Liriano on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
Author: 0 Blue Jays place lefty Liriano on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

Toronto started a four-game series with Seattle Thursday night. "It's been a wild year so far", Mariners manager Scott Servais said with a rueful smile. Seattle dropped one game below.500. "So, I went out there, just compete, attack and not even worry about what's going on with my finger, just go out until I reach my pitch count".

Author: 0 Marcus Smart: Marcus Smart logs 39 minutes in Game 2

He only played 11 minutes. "He's good to go [in Game 2], but he's still in a pretty good deal of pain. I don't think he cracked a smile", Jae Crowder said. "But it is unusual". But I think that there's a lot of positive in that it's really unique I think for a 23-year-old to have that kind of self-awareness in that moment.

Sports New Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter to do without Owen da Gama
Author: 0 New Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter to do without Owen da Gama

SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble confirmed that following the finalisation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Baxter had penned a five year contract with the country's Football governing body. According to SAFA, the essence of the spy mission is to assist new coach Stuart Baxter to prepare for the qualifier against the Super Eagles. "Baxter is bringing his own people that he trusts and is comfortable to work with", says the source.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane thrilled for Real Madrid's 'beautiful final' against Juventus

Zinedine Zidane's side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when it faces his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3. However, Zidane is looking no further ahead than Sunday's meeting with Sevilla as Real aim to topple Barca in the standings. "We must be strong physically and mentally until the end".

Author: 0 Ben Stokes helps Rising Pune Supergiant reach IPL play-offs

RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT: Ajinkya Rahane (not out) 34, Rahul Tripathi b Axar 28, Steve Smith (not out) 15. Jaydev Unadkat started it all, having the big-hitting Martin Guptill caught at short cover off the first ball of the game. KXIP did not even get one opportunity to bounce back in the game. "But they will only play according to how their thinking is". The two teams have already played a match against each other in this tournament.

Sports Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals: Game 7 prediction
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals: Game 7 prediction

Louis to take the series in six games. At stake is a trip to the Eastern Conference final. A John Carlson blast 10 minutes later and another Burakovsky tally just a minute after that had Washington up 5-0 and Pens fans heading for the exits with eight minutes to go.

Sports Outfielder Ian Happ called up by Cubs, makes majors debut
Author: 0 Outfielder Ian Happ called up by Cubs, makes majors debut

Louis. Happ has good arm strength and showcases solid quickness on the base paths (10 steals in 2016, 15 in 2015); however, those skills have yet to translate to the defensive aspect of his game. The squeeze was a nice play. To make it even more sweet, his two-run shot came off ace Carlos Martinez in the seventh inning. On the play in question, runner Ian Happ overslid second base by several feet on an Anthony Rizzo grounder back to the pitcher.

Author: 0 Zabaleta To Leave City At The End Of The Season

However, the Foxes nearly pulled off a draw, with Shinji Okazaki netting a fabulous volley before Riyad Mahrez saw his penalty goal disallowed after connecting with the ball twice. "Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games". Hull has 34 with two games left. "It is still like he is in pre-season a little bit", Guardiola said.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Threatens Wizards Fan

Kelly Oubre hit [the official] harder than he hit Olynyk. They know who to go at", Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said. "It's just what it is". This incident is not the first between these two teams this season. The match-up between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards, a budding rivalry that has been building over the last couple seasons, has been the exception.

Author: 0 Nadal beats Djokovic to reach 8th Madrid final

But the Spaniard's defense only elevated as he climbed his way back into the set, evening the first set at 3-3. Basically I couldn't do the rebreak until the end of the match . "You never know when it might be the last, so I always try to enjoy it, " Nadal said. In Monte-Carlo and Barcelona I did well, same here. The third-seeded Halep, who also lost the 2014 final to Maria Sharapova , will play to keep her title against eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation or Kristina ...

Sports Jose Mourinho and Manchester United Give Up on Top Four Finish
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho and Manchester United Give Up on Top Four Finish

The big-money summer arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach has divided opinion among Arsenal fans but the midfielder was the toast of the Emirates Stadium when he opened the scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. At the end of the day, that's what I make of it. Arsene Wenger's first ever league victory over Jose Mourinho came via goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck, with the latter heading home off the bar following a fantastic cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ...

Author: 0 Celtics take scoring load off Thomas

The Washington Wizards need a victory here to force a game seven on Monday. The last player other than Thomas to score 30 for Boston was Bradley on October 29. Every game is a must-win and the Wizards have to take two straight from the Celtics to advance. After Atlanta finished off the year as the fifth place team of the Eastern Conference, they may not have been intimidating in numbers.

Author: 0 India recall Shami for Champions Trophy campaign

With KL Rahul out of contention, recovering post-surgery, the BCCI appears to have played it safe in picking out of form Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan as the two openers. "Secretary of the BCCI to continue negotiations with the ICC in the best interest of the BCCI while keeping its legal options open", said Amitabh Choudhary, the BCCI's acting honorary secretary.

Sports Top aide to Gov. Rick Scott resigns
Author: 0 Top aide to Gov. Rick Scott resigns

Back in late 2015, Gov. Rick Scott asked Congress to block attempts by the Obama administration to relocate Syrian refugees to Florida. Scott, who traveled to Jungle Island in Miami on Monday to announce the first-quarter numbers, called the reduced funding for next fiscal year "shortsighted".

Author: 0 Juventus ace Paulo Dybala says he would "love to play with Zidane"

Zinedine Zidanes side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when they face his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3. Cristiano Ronaldo , despite struggling to replicate the form of previous seasons, remains Real's most unsafe player. "After the game I asked Benzema how he was able to do that, but he didn't know either", Zidane said.

Sports Rory McIlroy set to miss Europe's flagship event due to back injury
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy set to miss Europe's flagship event due to back injury

Just try to keep in in the fairway, the short grass. "I struggled today", he said. This is the second-time Hughes has taken a share of the 18-hole lead/co-lead. Only one player has ever won The Players and The Masters in the same season - none other than Tiger Woods in 2001. They will be chasing a total purse of $10.5 million, of which $1.89 million goes to the victor along with 600 FedExCup points.

Author: 0 Here's where A-Rod was during Derek Jeter's No. 2 ceremony

The Yankees' ceremony to retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey and dedicate his plaque in Monument Park was the most-viewed program in the NY area during its time period on Sunday night and was the most-watched non-game in the history of the YES Network, which launched in 2002.

Sports 'He looks like a veteran!' - Conte backs Ake to replace injured Luiz
Author: 0 'He looks like a veteran!' - Conte backs Ake to replace injured Luiz

The Toffees have little left to play for this term and are virtually assured of a seventh-placed finish; they are two points adrift of Arsenal in sixth who have two games in hand, but can not be caught by the teams below them. "I think we did some mistakes in our ball possession and that makes them really unsafe in the first half, but I think we did a good job until the 1-0".

Sports Manchester City confirm that Zabaleta will be moving on
Author: 0 Manchester City confirm that Zabaleta will be moving on

Despite Zabaleta's age it is rare that the opportunity to sign a two-time Premier League title victor on a free transfer comes along and, given the Hammers' troubles in the right-back department over the past couple of seasons, it seems a deal too good to pass upon.

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry opts out of final year of contract with Raptors

James has bigger concerns about the postseason than the Raptors, who all but rolled over for Cleveland to achieve a second consecutive series sweep. Lowry will enter free agency for the third time in his career. "A lot of the offense was on LeBron's shoulders", said Irving, who was willing to share the load. HOUSTON (AP) " James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon 22 as Houston rebounded from consecutive losses to beat San Antonio and tie their series 2-2.

Sports Patrick Mahomes reportedly robbed at gunpoint
Author: 0 Patrick Mahomes reportedly robbed at gunpoint

Upon arrival deputies met with four individuals who stated that they had been robbed by a white male suspect who they believed to be armed with a handgun. No one was injured in the incident, and the investigation is ongoing. Police found the suspects not long afterwards. Mahomes was recently drafted 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs after spending three years at Texas Tech, setting him up to eventually succeed Alex Smith as their franchise quarterback.

Sports Maria Sharapova through to second round in Rome
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova through to second round in Rome

It is a key preparation event for the French Open, the clay court Grand Slam, which begins on May 28 at Roland Garros in Paris. Tournament organisers had previously claimed they could cope with the demands of the former world No. She could face top-ranked Angelique Kerber in the third round. Serving to stay in the set, McHale was unable to fend off the tough challenge of Sharapova and crumbled under pressure as the Russian sealed the first set 6-4 after 54 minutes of play.

Author: 0 Democrats Keep Pressure on Trump Over Comey Firing

On Friday, the White House denied reports that President Trump had also asked Mr Comey to pledge loyalty to him. And while Republican leaders in Congress continue to receive condemnation from constituents over their laissez faire attitude towards the controversy over the Trump-Comey affair, Democrats are agitating for more hearings on the matter, increasing their demand (also backed by the USA public) for a special prosecutor to initiate an independent probe, and making moves to ...

Sports Toyota aims high with flying car project
Author: 0 Toyota aims high with flying car project

The company plans on making a prototype that conducts the first ever manned test flight of their venture by the end of 2018. For the most part, money to develop the Skydrive auto, which would use drone technology to hover about 30 feet overhead, has come from crowd source funding.