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by | April 22, 2017 | 23:37

Over the weekend, the Red Sox bullpen allowed just two runs in 14 1/3 innings, highlighting what has become an unexpected strength of the club in the first few weeks. The homer made it 2-0. Sunday they lost, again, to the Red Sox, this time 7-5. Despite Wright's slow start, he said is staying focused: "Just the same stuff I'm always working on", he said.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:35

Mika Zibanejad ended up being the OT hero, but it could have easily been any of the 12 Rangers forwards or any of their six defensemen. They won puck battles, made heads up defensive plays and physically wore down a gritty Canadiens team on their home ice.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:34

Thompson will take home the hardware because of his high-efficiency shooting and lockdown defense. Because of this, Thompson will need to shut James down at times and Kyrie too. Golden State should make it to the Finals again. Even with young teams such as the Portland Trail Blazers promising a hard path, they will likely make it.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:31

Ehiogu enjoyed a long playing career, including a successful spell on Teesside with Boro. He went on to make 237 appearances for the club, helping Villa to two league cup titles (1993/4, 1995/6) and an FA Cup final in 2000. He wasn't just a good footballer, he was a great man. Knee injuries plagued the final years of Ehiogu's career at the Riverside Stadium. Villa released a statement expressing their sadness and added that there would be a minute's applause ahead of their derby with ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:30

A brace from Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini's header condemned the Catalans to a first leg defeat in Turin, and left them facing elimination from Europe's biggest stage. "Dybala has grown exponentially over the last two years", Buffon said afterward, adopting the tones of a sporting director. Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in July 2015 and scored 23 goals in 46 matches in all competitions in his first season as he helped them win a Serie A and Italian Cup double and reach the ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:28

Still, thousands rallied in support of Maduro in Caracas, with estimates of the total number of people protesting in the nation's capital topping out at as much as 1.2 million over a 12 mile stretch. Opponents are pushing for Maduro's removal through early elections and the release of scores of political prisoners. "The aim of these protests is to generate a definitive change of government and institutions", protester Eduard Grosse told Al Jazeera.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:24

With seconds remaining at Camp Nou, Bonucci asked Messi to swap shirts once the final whistle had gone. "Juventus are a great team and they were better than us in the tie and overall they deserved to go through", Barca defender Gerard Pique told reporters.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:22

Thousands of French Turks made the journey to Lyon's new stadium for the first leg, and many paraded through the city centre with flares ahead of the tie. "But it would be very risky for us to face this opponent with the same supporters as tonight". "Don't be afraid. We are everyone's defender so come here and watch the match in a really nice way".

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:21

Former Chelsea favourite Frank Lampard believes Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is the top class "number 10" that English football has been waiting years to see. Seven wins on the bounce leave them hot on the tail of Chelsea , but he is wary of putting too much pressure on his side. Last season we didn't win the league but we kept going.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:13

The 23-year-old Milngavie rider held off her rivals in the concluding points race to win ahead of Australia's Amy Cure and Kirsten Wild of Holland. Azizul managed to finish the race in 10.253 seconds, followed by Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata from Colombia and Tomas Babek from Czech Republic in second and third respectively, to earn the elusive gold medal.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:12

Terry is the Blues' most decorated player having won four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups, a Europa League and three League Cups. In that time, Chelsea has grown into one of the world's top clubs and it is only right that John's contribution is recognized.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:10

Avery Bradley's stellar defense caused that off night from Butler, but Bradley was also able to contribute offensively, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. After the game, Rondo expounded on his injury, letting us know he can't even hold a fork right now, and will be out "a couple of weeks". Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook finished the game with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:10

Westbrook had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, but made just six of 23 shots and had nine turnovers for the sixth-seeded Thunder. Olajuwon finished with one first place vote to Robinson's 73. Oklahoma City certainly wants to clamp down on things defensively and force players like Patrick Beverley , Trevor Arizia and Ryan Anderson out of their comfort zones both offensively and defensively.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:07

Kompany made only his fourth Premier League start of another injury-plagued season on Saturday and the City captain marked the occasion with the opening goal at St Mary's. Everton and West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing Manchester City's Vincent Kompany. He has the quality to move quicker, to find passes in small spaces, to help us in set pieces, both offensive and defensive because he's a real defender.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:07

Chelsea are seeking a win over Tottenham which, as well as securing a place in the FA Cup final, would boost morale and confidence for the Premier League run-in. "Spurs are playing a good attacking style of football right now so I can seem them scoring a few on Saturday". Meanwhile, struggling Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was playing down the significance of the cup semifinal against Manchester City in terms of his own future.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:04

Just a month after Las Vegas learned that it'll welcome its second professional sports franchise, the Oakland Raiders, a recent interview with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has people talking about a third organization. If Oakland or Tampa Bay can't resolve their stadium dilemmas, Vegas now presents an intriguing option. Major League Baseball would at least consider it, commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters Thursday.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:03

After an up-and-down second half of the season, the Pacers won five straight games to close the season and clinch their sixth playoff berth in the last seven years. "But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance", James affirmed Cavalier fans everywhere. If all goes well, the Toronto Raptors will be back here, in LeBron's house, just a little sooner than would logically be preferable.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:01

In the lead-up to the rematch, Cormier has said multiple times that he felt Johnson quit in their first bout, long before the submission via a rear-naked choke in the third round. "But, if it was me, and I was in this situation, I wouldn't be here". Cormier rained down punches onto Johnson who was defenseless. Cormier has yet to win over skeptics that claim he's still the division's paper champion until he defeats Jones.

by | April 22, 2017 | 23:01

If the 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace was a shock to be easily brushed off, the 2-0 reverse at Man Utd brought a layer of doubt that had previously looked inconceivable. It could be tight and it may need longer than 90 minutes. And now, they face their title rivals in the semi-finals of the FA Cup . In that time the Lilywhites 28 goals, conceding just four.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:59

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period, Cam Talbot made 23 saves in his second straight shutout and Edmonton beat San Jose in Game 3 of their first-round series . It didn't get much better for the Bruins in the second period, with an interference call against Kevan Miller leading to Ottawa's third goal of the night.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:57

Lewis Hamilton's love affair with the Chinese Grand Prix continued on Sunday as he kept Sebastian Vettel at bay to take the chequered flag by six seconds. "Obviously it was very close with Valtteri, good job we got just enough margin to make it to the front row". "On the medium and low speed circuits as opposed to high speed, our vehicle is 150mm longer than theirs, so how's that going to work out on Monaco, getting our auto around those corners?" - Only Michael Schumacher (142) has lead ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:53

Warburton stepped down as Wales skipper ahead of this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship after captaining his country more than 40 times. "Every player included is under the age of 27 which is extremely exciting for Saracens and for England, and I'm extremely confident they'll thrive in the red jersey in New Zealand", the former Ireland worldwide added.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:51

However, he was unable to play in overtime because his vision was impacted by the swelling of his eye. Werenski, being the tough hockey player that he is, returned to the game in the third period with a full visor to protect the nasty gash beneath his swollen right eye and his plugged right nostril.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:50

Skalak, a 2016 signing from Czech side FC Mlads Boleslav, was also carried by adoring fans as the reality of the situation set in for all - Brighton are now back in the English top tier for the first time in 34 years. "He gets a lot of respect and a huge amount of credit from me". Hughton has praised the Albion chief, who first made his money in poker, before stepping into the world of property investment and sports betting, as outstanding .

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:47

Even with Barcelona in full-attack mode, the same Juventus starting 11 from the first leg masterfully managed the match, bending but never breaking under the assault. Speaking after their impressive result, Bonucci explained: "It's not about who we don't want to face because none of the other teams want to face us".

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:47

Despite this positive outlook given the headache he must now contend with, Mourinho is losing arguably his best player this season. With crocked pair Phil Jones and Chris Smalling already missing, the Old Trafford side face a serious injury crisis.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:46

Ramos-Vinolas faces fifth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia, who beat No. 9 Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 (0). "I don't know what to say". When pressed on his plans yesterday, Murray said: "I'll speak to my team a little bit about that". "He's a lefty as well so it's good I got some practice in". Novak Djokovic will want to keep his preparations for the French Open to stay on course when the world number two faces off against the risky David Goffin in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:45

Westbrook had 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson's record set 55 years ago. What's more, Westbrook was the league's leading scorer this year, averaging 31 points a game, including this game victor. "Get them in the halfcourt where they're not quite as good as in full court". Gordon ranked fourth in the National Basketball Association with a career-high 246 3-pointers, after he hadn't made more than 141 in a year in the first eight seasons of his career.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:42

Hernandez, 27, was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, and just last week was acquitted in two other killings before he hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to his cell window at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:41

The death of former National Football League tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez by apparent suicide earlier this week has led to a number of stories about his violent past, and the various run-ins he had with other people over the years.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:41

His last time out was on the 12th in NY against the Yankees where he taken out of the game with two outs in the fifth inning, having allowed two runs - none earned - on two hits, while he walked three and struck out one. It's the first time in 89 career starts he failed to record a strikeout. "So you go in and kind of bounce some things off of him", he said. He gave up four homers over 1 1/3 innings in his previous start.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:37

United have at least nine games remaining this season, with seven Premier League fixtures added to by the Europa League semi-final two-legged affair and a possible final appearance increasing that number to 10, all within the next five weeks.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:37

The Edmonton Oilers will try to defeat the San Jose Sharks for a third straight time and take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference First Round series at SAP Center on Tuesday . "The whole team's play went up a little bit when we did that". After enduring multiple long stretches without recording a shot on goal in games two and three the Sharks clearly game planned to avoid repeating this particular mistake.

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:34

I think he [Hartley] would have been asset, but I'm not picking the team. That's going to be important for us. I don't think at the moment he is playing as well as the other hookers. That gives an idea of what their expectation is. "We've got four or five of the world's best goal kickers going with us and if we're going to have an edge somewhere it could be in that area".

by | April 22, 2017 | 22:34

The switch to three at the back proved inspired. With Premier League leaders Chelsea playing a crucial fixture against Southampton on Tuesday, Conte opted to rest star striker Costa and influential playmaker Hazard. Antonio Conte's refined and clinical Chelsea lead Mauricio Pochettino's vibrant Tottenham by four points at the top of the Premier League and the two sides meeting in an FA Cup semi-final marks an intriguing break in the plot.