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Author: 0 Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 10 updates

With their top run-scorer Hashim Amla back in South Africa , Kings XI Punjab chances of keeping their hopes alive for the play-offs berth rested heavily on their skipper Glenn Maxwell and the pace battery of Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sports Odorizzi, 2 homers help Rays beat Blue Jays 6-1
Author: 0 Odorizzi, 2 homers help Rays beat Blue Jays 6-1

Longoria hit a single and double while Morrison had a home run and double against the Toronto right-hander. Stroman was pulled after three innings, his shortest start in three years, during the Blue Jays' 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night because of tightness in his right armpit.

Sports Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season
Author: 0 Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season

Spurs F Kawhi Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State, but G Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the playoffs. It was as strong a team performance as we've seen from them in these playoffs, and it came at the flawless time . "Everything falls on my shoulders", said Harden, who finished second in scoring during the regular season at 29.1 points per game behind Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook.

Sports Kenyan Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge Misses Two-Hour Marathon Record By Seconds
Author: 0 Kenyan Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge Misses Two-Hour Marathon Record By Seconds

Two-time Boston Marathon victor Lelisa Desisa , from Ethiopia, and half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea were also part of the attempt, which started at 5:45 a.m. "I tried to maintain the pace", Kipchoge said. "I hope next time I can say it's possible for a human to run under the two-hour mark", said Kipchoge, who drifted off the pace only in the final few miles.

Sports Mourinho: Europa League Final Shouldn't Define Me
Author: 0 Mourinho: Europa League Final Shouldn't Define Me

The closing stages of United's semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo , a 1-1 draw that sent the Red Devils through 2-1 on aggregate, saw both sides reduced to 10 men following a heated clash, with Bailly dismissed for raising his hand to John Guidetti and Facundo Roncaglia for retaliating.

Sports Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid
Author: 0 Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

Djokovic is also looking to get back to his best after months of struggling for from and a win over Nadal could go a long way in building his confidence going into the second Grand Slam of the year in Roland Garros at the end of the month. And Cuevas landed the only break in the final game of the deciding set when Zverev fired wide to set up a semi-final against Dominic Thiem or Andy Murray's conqueror Borna Coric.

Author: 0 Serial kicker Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a 'dirty player'

Olynyk's play has been under the microscope since Game 3 when Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre charged at Olynyk after being floored by an illegal screen. "Because I think it's important to clear your mind and get ready for preparation [on Saturday]". "I'm not saying that that was the right thing to do".

Sports Sanchez saves Arsenal in 'must-win' game
Author: 0 Sanchez saves Arsenal in 'must-win' game

I know they missed a penalty against Southampton but they could have ended up losing that game and showed they still struggle to break down compact defences. "Maybe the City game gave us confidence". The defeat for Southampton leaves Claude Puel's side paddling around in mid-table and marks a third successive game without a goal for Saints.

Sports Antonio Conte lauds Chelsea after wrapping up title at West Brom
Author: 0 Antonio Conte lauds Chelsea after wrapping up title at West Brom

Afterwards, Chelsea legend Lampard said he thinks Conte can "build a dynasty" at Stamford Bridge. The Italian became the fourth manager - after Jose Mourinho , Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini - to win the Premier League in his first season in English soccer, and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes after the final whistle.

Sports Patty Mills helps Spurs ground the Rockets
Author: 0 Patty Mills helps Spurs ground the Rockets

First, he played for three different colleges. The woman immediately started laughing upon seeing herself and her pal featured on screen, as the fitting "What I Like About You" by The Romantics played. He did not attempt a shot until the 6:19 mark of the second quarter. They shot 53 percent from the field while out-rebounding Houston, 60 to 37. The Spurs eventually laugh at everyone.

Sports Michy Batshuayi's late victor delivers Premier League title for Chelsea
Author: 0 Michy Batshuayi's late victor delivers Premier League title for Chelsea

In his exuberance as the title celebrations raged on, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas blurted out how he and his teammates felt about their triumphant season in a postgame TV interview: "Football is f--ing unbelievable". Two years after Mourinho led Chelsea to the title, Conte has stitched the London club back together after dressing-room unity unravelled under Mourinho during a horrendous title defence last season.

Sports M54 - KKR vs MI
Author: 0 M54 - KKR vs MI

With 16 points and a healthy net-run rate of +0.729, they are well placed to make it to the play-offs. If the men from Mumbai , the only team to have confirmed a playoff berth, are now fretting over a Top 2 finish, the Knights are actually under a distant mathematical threat of not making the cut.

Sports Karlsson leads Senators past Rangers into East finals
Author: 0 Karlsson leads Senators past Rangers into East finals

Ottawa advances to their third conference finals in franchise history. Rangers counterpart Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who made a massive push in the third period to keep their season alive before Jean-Gabriel Pageau salted it away into an empty net.

Sports Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances
Author: 0 Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances

Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm - with Sky Go subscribers able to stream the match live. As reported by the Independent , should Arsenal or Liverpool both finish on the same points , goal difference and goal scored, a 39th game would be needed to determine which side would finish in the final Champions League spot.

Author: 0 Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Arsenal are entering the climax of their season and face a huge test tomorrow against Stoke City, in a match where victory would see them pull just one point behind third-placed Liverpool. Southampton are another side who need to make up an extra game this week. "It's a big game for them because another win could wipe away the cobwebs at the London Stadium and help them feel much more positive about the place next year".

Sports Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals
Author: 0 Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

According to ESPN , Leonard "could have played. but the Spurs decided they'd rather have him healthy for Sunday" against the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The lone remaining member of their old-school trio, 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, pulled off a vintage performance in Game 5 that brought them to this point.

Sports Alvaro Morata move made for Real star, Chelsea keen
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata move made for Real star, Chelsea keen

Understandably, there has been speculation suggesting the striker isn't content with his lack of regular playing time and the Mirror report says Conte is confident Morata will be open to joining Chelsea due to his desperation to at the 2018 World Cup finals.

Sports D'Tigers Drawn In Group B
Author: 0 D'Tigers Drawn In Group B

Eight Chinese citites including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Wuhan and Nanjing will host the event. Five nations from Africa, 12 from Europe and seven from Americas will also compete in the tournament. Unlike in the past where the qualifiers were usually held in one country, FIBA made a bold change for the qualifying round of the 2019 World Cup allowing the participating teams to play in a home-and-away format in the six window periods.

Sports Romelu Lukaku 'annoyed' by persistent speculation about his future
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku 'annoyed' by persistent speculation about his future

With both Chelsea and United reportedly interested, The Sun note that the Belgian global could snub his former club as he has his concerns over how he would fit in at Stamford Bridge with regards to Antonio Conte's style of play. And with a keen desire to play in the Champions League, could Manchester United tempt Lukaku with a move to Old Trafford? Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast , Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand man said: "Don't get me wrong here, Lukaku has ...

Sports Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals
Author: 0 Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

The victor of this series will take on the Golden State Warriors in the West finals. Leonard was a game-time decision Thursday night and the Spurs ultimately decided they would risk losing Game 6 to give him rest so he'd be closer to 100 percent for either a Game 7, or best-case, a Game 1.

Sports Spurs await 'special' White Hart Lane farewell
Author: 0 Spurs await 'special' White Hart Lane farewell

But I think our fans are so excited to welcome the new stadium too. No team has yet won at White Hart Lane this season and Pochettino was confident his squad would finally translate that to Wembley. "But next season, there's no excuse". They are excited to the future of the club. We played, we tried to win, we gave a hard match to our opponent.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger ready to bring back Hector Bellerin

The victory at St. Mary's, their first in the League since December 2003 when Robert Pires scored the only goal in a 1-0 win, took Arsene Wenger's side above rivals Manchester United into fifth place and just three points off Manchester City in fourth.

Sports Atletico comeback falls short as Real reach final
Author: 0 Atletico comeback falls short as Real reach final

Real withstood a first-half onslaught from local rivals Atletico Madrid to progress 4-2 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 in their semi-final, second leg on Wednesday. To win this competition you have to fight until the very last. I hope the final in Cardiff, a stadium I played at with Manchester United and one which is fit for the biggest game in European club football between the two best sides in the world on current form, does their talent justification.

Sports Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2
Author: 0 Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2

The Minnesota Twins' Kennys Vargas (19) hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Santiago's brother, Anthony Santiago, is the first-base coach for Chicago's Triple-A club in Charlotte. "It's good to see", Molitor said, "but I'm not overly joyous about the road record ".

Sports Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic

Even though Nadal leads the head-to-head confrontations against Djokovic 14-7 in matches on clay, in their last meeting on the same surface, which was in Rome previous year, Djokovic beat Nadal in two straight sets. Novak Djokovic moved into the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters on Friday without hitting a ball as Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury, tournament organisers said.

Sports Proposed Raiders stadium would be finished by June 2020
Author: 0 Proposed Raiders stadium would be finished by June 2020

LAS VEGAS A preliminary timeline for the proposed stadium that would be home to the Raiders in Las Vegas shows construction would be finished only three months before the 2020 regular season begins. Most of the focus on the draft timeline, posted Monday on the authority's website, is on actions and approvals that must occur in the next nine months.

Sports Real Madrid to meet Juventus in Champions League final
Author: 0 Real Madrid to meet Juventus in Champions League final

Dybala and Juventus have the chance to dethrone Zidane's defending champions Madrid at Millennium Stadium on June 3 and the Argentina worldwide has heaped praise on the Turin favourite. "It's always hard because they have great players, not just [Francesco] Totti who I hope to be healthy so I'm near him". The result ended Atletico's hopes of making it to the final for the third time in four seasons.

Author: 0 Celtics one win away from Conference Finals

And that's what Avery Bradley does, each and every night". As Boston snatched the 3-2 series lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, Washington stands on the brink of elimination, which could come as soon as Friday at home.

Sports Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers major injury blow
Author: 0 Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers major injury blow

The Reds boss has already begun indentifying targets and the Arsenal star is said to be among the names at the top of his list with Virgil van Dijk said to be his main priority. The Gunners ace has four goals in 15 appearances this season and could prove vital for the end-of-season run-in. Oxlade-Chamberlain, with his versatility, can be a solution in both midfield and attack in Jurgen Klopp's side, as he can vie with Georginio Wijnaldum for a place in the centre of the park, while also ...

Sports Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers
Author: 0 Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers

But the Blues badly underperformed last season, finishing in 10th place and with their top players - Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, and Cesc Fabregas among them - lacking motivation and seemingly going through the motions. But his attempted pass to Rondon was poor and the Venezuelan was crowded out by Chelsea defenders. Gary Cahill's 87th-minute victor sparked joyous celebrations in the away end and sent Chelsea 13 points clear of Tottenham who reduced the gap to 10 with victory the day ...

Sports Concern over Foran's Sydney return: Doyle
Author: 0 Concern over Foran's Sydney return: Doyle

And while the 26-year-old will arrive with plenty of baggage, Hasler is pleased to re-commence a player-coach relationship that began when Foran debuted under his watch at Manly in 2009. Still two years on, Hasler has finally lured Foran to Belmore. Foran announced this week he will finish with the Warriors this season and he confirmed WEdnesday he would move to Canterbury next season.

Sports Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy
Author: 0 Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy

Penske's Will Power set a new track record when he captured the pole position for Saturday's race and his third Verizon P1 Award of the year. Power and Castroneves have taken turns winning poles this season, with Castroneves taking two.

Sports Manchester United to offer Rooney makeweight in Lukaku deal
Author: 0 Manchester United to offer Rooney makeweight in Lukaku deal

JOSE MOURINHO is targeting Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku as his main target this summer, and Wayne Rooney may be involved in the deal. Goodison Park could be his next destination, with the boyhood Evertonian reported to be open to a return to the Merseyside club.

Sports Delighted Conte dragged from news conference by Chelsea players
Author: 0 Delighted Conte dragged from news conference by Chelsea players

We had the opportunity today to win the league and it was a pinch yourself moment in the tunnel before we went out. The Spain worldwide reportedly was one of the players who fell out with Jose Mourinho last season, contributing to the negative atmosphere that engulfed the club as it finished, somewhat embarrassingly, in 10th place.

Sports Detroit Pistons head coach adopts last dog from MI shelter
Author: 0 Detroit Pistons head coach adopts last dog from MI shelter

The 1-year-old lab-retriever mix became a statewide sensation last week after Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and his family made a decision to adopt him. "He went from a cold, abandoned dog living on the street to the newest member of the Van Gundy family where he'll receive a lifetime of love and care".

Sports NBA Predictions: Can the Rockets cover at home vs
Author: 0 NBA Predictions: Can the Rockets cover at home vs

Some fans and media believe Mills (9.4 ppg in the postseason) is actually the best point guard on the Spurs' roster, and he's obviously earned the trust of San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. If the Rockets can dictate the pace of Game 3 like they did in the series opener, they've got a good chance to take a 2-1 lead. "We're going to maybe have to find rotations without point guards for moments".

Sports Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Bromwich tie, says Gary Cahill
Author: 0 Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Bromwich tie, says Gary Cahill

We have worked a lot, we've worked very hard and I like to repeat that this is a good season. Walker said on Chelsea TV: "I feel that we were only in second gear". I have to say thanks to my players because it is not easy to adapt to a new method, philosophy and work very hard if you compare the work of this season to the past".

Author: 0 Pop sensation Justin Bieber enthralls Mumbai stadium at his concert

So everyone's busy talking about the electrifying concert put up by pop sensation, Justin Bieber in Navi Mumbai last night. Z security has been set up for Beiber at Mumbai . The competitive crooner looked like he was having a great time as he kicked the ball around and weaved in between the local pros. Before Justin could reach the stadium, Justin then indulged in some coffee time at a popular joint in Inorbit Mall (Vashi) and then showed off his football skills by playing street football ...

Sports Chelsea's season in numbers
Author: 0 Chelsea's season in numbers

Therefore he was instantly cast as the outsider, a man tasked with reviving a team that trailed in 10th place last season. Asked if he thought Conte could go on to build a dynasty, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard said: "I think so". The orchestra has been conducted with feverish intensity by Conte , a manic touchline presence whose full-bodied exhortations have delighted those Chelsea fans who sit beside the dug-out at Stamford Bridge.

Sports New England Patriots extend rare tender to LeGarrette Blount
Author: 0 New England Patriots extend rare tender to LeGarrette Blount

NFL teams had until May 9 offer a tender to any of their unrestricted free agents and still be eligible for draft-pick compensation, according to Pro Football Talk . The Giants are among the teams that have shown the strongest interest in Blount this offseason. Pats can match offer from other teams or recoup comp pick.

Sports Chris Ashton may get fairytale finish with Saracens in cup final
Author: 0 Chris Ashton may get fairytale finish with Saracens in cup final

That's what happens when really good teams oppose each other, these games tend to be won in the last 20 minutes. Jamie George narrates Saracens' journey to the Champions Cup final, can they win back to back titles? But as coaches analysing Clermont , it just seems that they have something more about them and their team spirit is fantastic.

Sports NAmerica may face rivals for 2026 World Cup in rapid process
Author: 0 NAmerica may face rivals for 2026 World Cup in rapid process

The FIFA Council will propose the following guidelines for the 2026 World Cup bidding process, requiring ratification by the Congress on Thursday. The bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada remains the only proposal so far to host the 2026 event, but FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday opted to give other possible bidders a further three months.

Author: 0 Adidas' James Harden Gives Lackluster Performance in Final NBA Playoff Game

But his performance Thursday night, in what would be his team's final National Basketball Association playoff game of the season, was anything but valuable. The only time we saw the Spurs get creative with their adjustments was between Games 1 and 2. The Rockets used a 7-2 spurt after that with 3-pointers from Ariza and Eric Gordon to cut the lead to 71-50 with about seven minutes remaining in the third.

Sports Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green after Kelly Olynyk comments
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green after Kelly Olynyk comments

But pressed on if he thought he deserved a suspension, Olynyk said, "That's up to other people to determine". Kelly Oubre spoke to the media on Saturday after the National Basketball Association announced his suspension in Game 4 of the Wizards' series against the Celtics.