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Author: 0 Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois

This step was big, a big step for us. "At this stage it was important to win and exploit Tottenham's defeat", he said . "We haven't had enough wins and that's the key to the whole thing". "This moment is a really good moment for us because we are so close to reaching a fantastic target", he said. That reshuffle brought Moses back into the starting lineup, and has helped make him one of the most consistent performers this season, making 37 appearances in all competitions.

Sports Arsenal's Xhaka doubtful for Saints game through injury
Author: 0 Arsenal's Xhaka doubtful for Saints game through injury

Normal is win, lose, draw. "No problems. We shook hands and during the game". United are fifth in the league, four points behind Manchester City with three games left, but while climbing above their rivals into fourth is probably beyond them they could still secure a spot in next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League .

Author: 0 Celtics outclassed again, show no toughness in latest brutal collapse to Wizards

Washington's backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 56 points-and 13 free throw attempts-to even the series at two games apiece. The series is tied at 2-2 and the Celtics are lucky to be that close after allowing a 16-0 spurt to open the series in Game 1 and a 39-17 explosion by the Wizards in the first quarter of Game 2 .

Author: 0 MRI reveals no structural damage for Kawhi Leonard's ankle

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich issued a fiery statement Monday in which he essentially singled out Zaza Pachulia as a dirty player. Popovich lit into Pachulia's character Monday morning, accusing the Warriors center of "dangerous" behavior Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and having a history of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Author: 0 Former NHLer Claude Lemieux sees bit of himself in Ducks' Ryan Kesler

They'll also need to keep cooler heads-Sami Vatanen's goal in the last minute of the first period (with Kesler on the secondary assist) was the first power-play goal by either team in this series, and was huge-who knows how differently Game 2 would've played out if the teams had gone to the intermission with Nashville still up 2-0.

Author: 0 National Hockey League playoffs: Blues win to tie series

Ryan Ellis (3) scored in the first period to give Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period. ABOUT THE OILERS (53-27-5-5 SU, 49-41 ATS, 35-46 O/U): While likely Hart Trophy candidate and generational talent Connor McDavid traditionally commands the undivided attention of the opponent, several unsung Edmonton players temporarily have grabbed the spotlight in his stead.

Sports Draymond Green not sure why he gets booed in Utah
Author: 0 Draymond Green not sure why he gets booed in Utah

The score remained close throughout the third, with Utah down two points to start the last quarter. For the Warriors to keep up their run in the playoffs - a ideal 6-0 record , coupled with not trailing at any point in the last three games - they need to continue doing what they've been doing so far, precise ball movement and overall team defense.

Sports Freeman hits 3-run HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 10
Author: 0 Freeman hits 3-run HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 10

Colon brushed off an illness and got his first victory in a month, and the Braves snapped Toronto's five-game win streak with a 10-6 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday. Tyler Flowers led off with a single and was forced at second on a grounder to third by Garcia. Catcher Mike Ohlman delivered an RBI single in the fourth for the first hit of his career.

Author: 0 Yaya Toure still waiting for Man City contract amid 'very interesting' offers

Pep Guardiola is still expecting opposite number Tony Pulis to field a team that will make life tough for the home side. Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas are expected to be part of the summer clear out by Guardiola, but time will tell if they all go and whether or not Toure will be joining them.

Author: 0 Cavaliers sweep Raptors to advance to Eastern Finals

Ibaka has intoned many times that he prefers playing centre to power forward, which was an issue in Orlando and would be in Toronto moving forward should both he and Jonas Valanciunas return. "In that fourth quarter, I tried to get him out for a couple of minutes, but he said, 'No, I'm fine, just get me a timeout and I'll be OK'". "The fact that we play our best basketball in the postseason lets us know that we're up for the challenge", said James, who also had nine rebounds and six assists.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim keeps his cool and wins Players Championship

While it's very impressive that Kim won his first PGA event at TPC Sawgrass, what's more mind-boggling is that he finished the Tour's Q School by age 17. A three-putt bogey at 12, a routine par at the accessible par-5 16th and a wayward shot at the closing hole ended his chances - especially since Kim played bogey-free in the final round.

Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins have to be better in Game 7
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins have to be better in Game 7

It has been quite a ride for the Washington Capitals . On the day before the Washington Capitals faced elimination for the second consecutive game, coach Barry Trotz shared his expectations for what he wanted to see out of his team. Trotz doesn't think it'll have anything to do with history. This Washington team can win and after the last four periods of hockey, I'd be insane to think Game 7 will be different.

Sports Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series
Author: 0 Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series

Thomas scored 18 points and handed out nine assists. "He played like he's supposed to", said Isaiah Thomas , who made one shot and had five points at the half before finishing with 18. "Whoever has been the most physical team has won every game." . The Wizards responded with more energy after half-time, but each of their mini-runs were quickly beaten back by Boston , which continued to share the ball and take advantage of their fast break opportunities.

Author: 0 Alonso stuns by earning seventh on Barcelona grid for McLaren

I preferred to do sports, because I wanted to be ready if the auto was, said Alonso. Just when McLaren had nowhere to go but up, it sank to a new low when Fernando Alonso's auto broke down on Friday's first lap of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Sports Andre Iguodala questionable for Game 2 pending MRI results
Author: 0 Andre Iguodala questionable for Game 2 pending MRI results

An MRI exam Monday evening showed no structural damage in Andre Iguodala's sore left knee ( via The Vertical ), which is good news for the Warriors. While the 33-year-old was minus-19 on the court, his lack of playing time in the second half was due more to injury than ineffectiveness.

Sports How Chelsea became Premier League Champions again
Author: 0 How Chelsea became Premier League Champions again

Prior to Conte's arrival at Juventus , the Bianconeri had finished the 2010-11 campaign in seventh place in Serie A, 24 points behind champions Milan. "Now we have target to win 30 games". Similarly, winger Eden Hazard is working hard and playing with a smile on his face again, which couldn't be said last season when - as English soccer's reigning player of the year - he only scored his first goal in April and was dropped from the team for some matches.

Sports Chris Smalling insists he has a 'very good relationship' with Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Chris Smalling insists he has a 'very good relationship' with Jose Mourinho

Baty also said that United's overall debt has remained the same in real terms despite figures released this week showing the total amount owed at £366.3m. "I can not do that to the kids". "Maybe I don't play for two months but I am ready for this match". He said: "We are Manchester United and we always want to win every game".

Sports Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season
Author: 0 Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

A statement released by City said: "Pablo has informed the club he will move to pastures new but leave behind many happy memories". Guardiola is in the process of shaping his squad for next season, and while Zabaleta's future has been decided, those of City's six other out-of-contract players remain in the balance.

Sports Demichelis to retire at end of season
Author: 0 Demichelis to retire at end of season

Malaga's Argentina worldwide Martin Demichelis announced Monday he will retire after next weekend's final match of the season, a La Liga title decider for opponents Real Madrid. The central defender could feature on the final day against Real Madrid - who will be aiming to win the league title at La Rosaleda. Martin Demichelis has announced his retirement.

Sports Chelsea edges Watford in seven-goal thriller
Author: 0 Chelsea edges Watford in seven-goal thriller

Well. There's not exactly a lot riding on this with Chelsea already champions, but Conte will want to keep the momentum going ahead of the FA Cup Final with Arsenal later this month. The experienced defender was handed a rare start as Antonio Conte made nine changes compared to the team that clinched the Premier League title against West Brom on Friday and he enjoyed an eventful first half.

Author: 0 I'd have been sacked at 'big club', says Guardiola

Asked about Gabriel, Guardiola said: "Well, you from Brazil know him better than us". Pep Guardiola has called on fans to help City qualify fir the Champions League and give Pablo Zabaleta a winning send-off in his final season at the club.

Author: 0 Southampton 0 Arsenal 2: Aaron Ramsey assist for Giroud pleases Wenger

There were four players who have scored 20 goals in a Premier League season in an Arsenal shirt (Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie ). [Giroud] has been fantastic for us. "We know the top six have solutions". It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover from that.

Author: 0 Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane thrilled with Juventus final in Champions League

Atletico threatened to produce another memorable comeback in this season's tournament when they won a penalty about 4 minutes later. Real Madrid headed the long list of European giants keen to take Dybala off of Juventus' hands until he signed new five-year deal last month and while he may have no intention of playing under Zidane, Dybala says that he would would love to play "with" him.

Sports Vince Biegel: Vince Biegel recovering from foot operation
Author: 0 Vince Biegel: Vince Biegel recovering from foot operation

Surgery now will put the start of training camp in jeopardy. The foot injury that dogged outside linebacker Vince Biegel in college has followed him to the NFL. Biegel was scheduled to appear at last Thursday night's Wisconsin Sports Awards but canceled. This is a disappointing setback for Biegel, who also suffered a minor hand injury during rookie orientation practice on May 5th.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim: Who Is The Players Championship Winner?

Ahead of the tournament, Kim was 500/1 as he saw off the star-studded field at Ponte Vedra Beach to become the youngest Asian two-time PGA Tour victor, with the person - who wishes to remain anonymous - sticking on €100 each way. Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello made Players history, producing an astonishing final three holes to finish in a tie for fourth with Kyle Stanley . "As good as he played yesterday, he's obviously gone out there today and played even better", Poulter said.

Sports Olympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with International Olympic Committee bid evaluation team next week
Author: 0 Olympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with International Olympic Committee bid evaluation team next week

The race began with five cities, but Rome , Hamburg , Germany , and Budapest , Hungary , all pulled out. The host city will be released at the IOC's session in Lima , Peru on September 13. "The IOC demanded to know our plans", he said. Los Angeles' fiercely liberal Mayor Eric Garcetti said the Trump White House had been supportive of the bid and despite their many differences, it was one area where they agreed.

Author: 0 Ryan nets overtime winner as Sens stun Pens in opener

The Ottawa Senators might still be considered underdogs in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins , but their Game 1 victory Saturday night has put them in the driver's seat. The Penguins didn't lack for opportunities to jump on the Senators but four first-period power plays - including 45 seconds of a 5-on-3 - went nowhere.

Sports Everything on the line as Wizards, Celtics move to Game 7
Author: 0 Everything on the line as Wizards, Celtics move to Game 7

Many analysts believe Washington matches up better against the Cleveland Cavaliers and would pose a bigger threat to LeBron James & Co.in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Wizards haven't been out of the second round since 1979, when the then-Bullets beat the Spurs to advance to the NBA Finals. Washington , which got a phenomenal 38-point performance from guard Bradley Beal , led 55-53 at the half despite the fact that the Celtics seemed to control play.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to stay focused over EPL top four bid

Although City and fifth placed Arsenal both have a game in hand, Klopp's men will be guaranteed a Champions League berth if they beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield next Sunday. Liverpool's goal arrived after a number of chances - Coutinho in his own half feeding a magnificent through ball which Sturridge latched on to. "We got into a game we didn't want to get into", the centreback told the Daily Star.

Sports Mike Trout scratched, day-to-day with tight left hamstring
Author: 0 Mike Trout scratched, day-to-day with tight left hamstring

He hasn't missed more than five games in a season since his AL Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012, which he began in the minor leagues. The Angels have gone 1-2 in the three games Trout has missed due to his hamstring. He has 20 extra-base hits, whereas no other Angels hitter has reached double digits; he's also leading the pack with eight home runs. Trout was pulled shortly before first pitch as a precaution after going through warmups for a game against the Houston Astros .

Author: 0 Derek Jeter: "Absolutely nothing" to report on Marlins ownership bid

Bregman, the former LSU All American hit his first home run of the season, a grand slam on the first pitch he saw at Yankee Stadium Sunday to help the Astros beat the Yankees 10-7. Who is Derek Jeter today? "We all have the same mindsets", Jeter said . He first met Jeter at an LSU-Alabama football tailgate party and saw him play live against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Author: 0 Liverpool - Premier League Football - 14 May 2017

I thought we had a real deserved win, it was a really good football game. "If you give the time to players like Coutinho, Lallana and Sturridge then sooner or later they will kill you". Think you can do better than Lawro? There were warning signs for West Ham as Sturridge, making just his sixth Premier League start of the season, threatened with a couple of long-range efforts before Coutinho provided the clear opening he'd been waiting for.

Author: 0 Vettel: Lewis and I linked by 'common passion'

Currently, Sebastian Vettel is still No.1 in the driver's standings with 104, six more than second-placed Hamilton who closed the gap a little bit, between them with this win. "I didn't have any real battles and my race was more about trying to keep a rhythm and maintain concentration". "This is what the sport needs to have at every single race, and this is why I race, and what got me into racing in the beginning".

Sports CL Semi Final 1 - Ronaldo's 42nd Real Madrid hat-trick slays Atletico
Author: 0 CL Semi Final 1 - Ronaldo's 42nd Real Madrid hat-trick slays Atletico

A ruthless Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a crushing 3-0 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. The sides meet again for the second leg on May 10. We managed the game very well tonight, we prepared well for it and were aware of our strengths and theirs.

Author: 0 UFC title fight ends in beautifully awkward marriage proposal

As the fight wore on, Jedrzejczyk looked like she was in a sparring session with the amount of damage she was inflicting on Andrade while the challenger could offer up little in the way of resistance outside of a random flurry with most of her punches finding no home.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger refuses to criticise West Ham over performance against Liverpool

I felt we had a hard week because we had to play Manchester United, go to Southampton and then Stoke, places where traditionally we have struggled, but it shows when confidence is high and the team is focused, it is possible. While that could be implied as taking as swipe at Slaven Bilic and his West Ham players, Wenger went on to say that Arsenal would have only themselves to blame if they failed.

Author: 0 Vettel still confident despite Hamilton's win at Spanish GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his vehicle during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On a day of Finns failing to finish, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went out at the start after a collision with Red Bull's 2016 victor Max Verstappen.

Sports Antonio Cromartie's wife announces she's pregnant with his 14th child
Author: 0 Antonio Cromartie's wife announces she's pregnant with his 14th child

Terricka, who revealed in the post that she's 25 weeks along, gave birth to twins last May in a shocking turn of events, considering Antonio underwent a vasectomy in 2013. Twitter fans were a little surprised by child No. 14, but some still congratulated the Cromarties. Antonio played 11 seasons in the National Football League, including five with the Jets over two stints, before retiring after the 2016 season.

Sports Jonathan Giles: LSU lands former Texas Tech star WR Jon Giles
Author: 0 Jonathan Giles: LSU lands former Texas Tech star WR Jon Giles

Former Red Raiders defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko , a 25-game starter over two seasons, announced he was leaving Tech on January 19 and chose LSU on April 17. Giles is the third major college transfer that LSU has received this spring. The 5-11, 185-pound receiver will instantly become a playmaker for the Tigers in 2018 under Matt Canada's offense.

Sports Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final
Author: 0 Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final

Chelsea celebrated a 14th victory in 15 home games amid blue and silver streamers on its return to Stamford Bridge after sealing the title. The 36-year-old defender will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years, and will also be expected to play on Sunday when he will lift the trophy for the fifth time .

Sports Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL
Author: 0 Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL

Needing a win at Selhurst Park to keep their survival hopes alive, Hull made the worst imaginable start to the game when an error from Andrea Ranocchia allowed Wilfried Zaha to put the home side ahead. Palace counterpart Sam Allardyce maintained his remarkable record of never having been relegated from the top flight. "The season has been a long hard slog and it is a sad day".

Author: 0 Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid final

There's nothing magical about the box Djokovic finds himself in, but Nadal is more than happy to have found his time machine. But tomorrow is a new day. Andy Murray's virtually flawless second half to 2016, eventually allowed the Scott to become the World Number 1, after beating Djokovic in the season ending World Tour Finals in London.

Sports Chris Smalling reacts to claims Mourinho has a problem with him
Author: 0 Chris Smalling reacts to claims Mourinho has a problem with him

Jose Mourinho says he has no regrets about Manchester United's failure to finish in the Premier League top four, insisting that trophies are more important to the club. Derek McInnes' side won't enter Europa League qualification until the second round rather than the first round as was expected, providing the Dons don't give up six points and 20 goals in the remaining two games of the season.

Sports Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105
Author: 0 Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

But we should have been regardless and now we certainly are, because the Celtics - the youngest No. 1 seed ever - have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals to meet LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The smallest player on the court came up biggest when his team needed it most, and the gangliest player on the court had the playoff game of his career.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane ready for three LaLiga cup finals with Real Madrid

However, a goal from Isco shortly before half-time effectively killed the contest and Madrid saw out the second half in more comfortable fashion to progress to the final with a 4-2 aggregate win. Luka Modric then had a goal ruled out due to a questionable offside from Ronaldo before Navas saved low on his near post to deny Griezmann. However, Atletico's players went a long way towards making amends for their meek display in the first leg eight days ago in a thrilling opening.

Sports Winning competitive Premier League is special, says Cesc Fabregas
Author: 0 Winning competitive Premier League is special, says Cesc Fabregas

Michy Batshuayi's goal eight minutes from time earned Conte's side a 1-0 win at West Brom and ensured they clinched the trophy at the earliest opportunity. His moves in the transfer market, his tactical switches, and his late substitutions have all come off. Conte has won the last four domestic championships in which he has managed, having claimed three in a row with Juventus prior to being Italy boss.