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by | May 14, 2017 | 11:07

It's probably a little reductive to argue that the only reason superstardom has eluded Jedrzejczyk is fans reacting badly to her trash-talk, but it's equally hard to put your finger on the reasons why she hasn't crossed over into the mainstream sports world's consciousness.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:29

Eric Dier admitted it is almost mission impossible for Tottenham to catch Chelsea after a London derby defeat at West Ham . "I don't like to moan but we have had many obstacles during this season". 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 across goal.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:13

We're happy to have made the final and we're proud of the boys. Robbie will be in the hot-seat for kick off but we'll be building up to the action throughout the day with team news, chat and reaction to all the possibilities on the penultimate day of the season.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:53

In the second quarter on Thursday, Olynyk set a hard screen that flattened Oubre after he tried to go through it. Referees and teammates charged to break up the conflict as the Wizards shooting guard still wanted to get his hands on the Celtics' big man.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:04

Of the Australians to miss the weekend, youngster Cameron Smith (four over) was the biggest casualty in his first event since breaking through for his maiden Tour victory at the Zurich Classic two weeks ago. The low round belonged to Pat Perez, who shot a 66 (with a bogey on the final hole) before the wind began to blow consistently and the TPC Sawgrass became more of a challenge than it already is.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:33

The result coupled with Hull City's draw at Southampton means David Moyes' side are 14 points from safety with four games left. "I totally understand the supporters' frustrations though". The result leaves Slaven Bilic's side eight points clear of the relegation zone with three games left to play. Jamie Vardy settled the game in the 43rd minute, rifling home his 15th goal of the season from Shinji Okazaki's pass down the inside-right channel.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:23

The Spurs took the win 114 to 75 Thursday night, sending them to the conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs beating the Houston Rockets in 6 games to make the conference finals isn't a surprise. The Spurs, who used the streak to build an 18-point edge, shot 5-of-6 during that span. "Everything falls on my shoulder", he said. He had 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks giving the team what it needed on both ends.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:37

Stenhouse is the first Mississippian to win at Talladega since 1988. No. 2 Brad Keselowski took control of the lead just five laps after the restart and went on to win the first stage, followed by pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. “All the Fords look fast and it doesnt really matter where you start here because its such a chaotic race and its the luck of the draw on how you finish, ” said Bayne.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:46

The five-time PGA Tour champion birdied his last two holes to finish with six birdies and just one bogey to get to eight under. Seung-Yul Noh, Brian Harman, Vaughn Taylor and first- and second-round leader Francesco Molinari of Italy are tied for fourth and two shots back at 6-under 210, six players including Billy Hurley III and Pat Perez are three shots back, and Phil Mickelson is among five players four back.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:56

Mark Hughes' Stoke meanwhile have nothing of note to play for as they settle for a mid-table finish this term. The hosts have won just once in their last nine matches in the Premier League, but they have performed well against superior sides, holding Manchester City to a draw in March.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:31

Besides the support in stands, Smith's men will realise that the reliable all-rounder Ben Stokes and surprise package of the season Rahul Tripathi will need to be provided with valuable support in both the batting and bowling departments to make the cut.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:22

After Bottas leapfrogged both Ferraris at the start, it seemed for a time that the Scuderia wasn't sure what to do-or worse, that it would once again massively mess up the strategy in the way it had been prone to do in 2016. Vettel, who had started on pole, hunted Bottas down in the latter part of the race. It meant the two-time champion has yet to finish a race in four attempts this season.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:21

It turns out that both sides already discussed plans for the mega fight, with the Alvarez camp confident of defeating Chavez. "The fight is done". A video presentation of Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) was shown on big screens, and the fighter said , "In September, it will be a different style".

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:54

Celtics guard Avery Bradley scored an fantastic corner bucket to push the Celtics back ahead, 89-87, but Beal responded again with a big shot of his own to lock the score back up at 89. Boston's Isaiah Thomas had a chance to win the game with less than two seconds left, but his contested three missed the mark. Washington countered with the help of a superb backcourt.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:14

Three minutes later, Arsenal were unlucky not to have taken the lead as Monreal saw his header crash the upright. Rory Delap long throws proved to be a problem early on as Stoke only took eight minutes to profit from one. Reflecting on his side's performance, Wenger - who has spoken out in the past about Stoke's tactics - said: "I thought we were dominant, had a good structure, were patient and intelligent, and stuck together in the moment when Stoke tried to make it rough for us".

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:27

Leaders since November, Chelsea face a pleasingly straightforward equation at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow: win and they will be Premier League champions. The prospect of a playoff game to determine the Champions League finishers also exists. Never before has Arsene Wenger failed to finish a Premier League season in the top four and it would take a courageous person to bet against the Gunners doing so again considering they have three winnable fixtures left to play.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:45

But that wasn't the only officiating error that happened in the final two minutes. After all, he had a game-high 33 points, he shot 15-of-26 from the field, along with five assists, and with apologies to Avery Bradley (27 points on 10-of-18 shooting), Beal was the most consistent player on the floor the entire night.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:35

But when the pressure was on , they responded, just as they did when the games with IN got tight. James laughed when a reporter compared the play to a memorable sequence when Michael Jordan palmed a basketball and waved it over Brent Price's head like a carrot on a stick.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:19

After those two were involved, Almirola hit Logano hard, with his vehicle shooting up into the air. While Patrick and Logano got out of their respective cars and appeared to be fine, Almirola had to be cut out of his auto and placed on a stretcher.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:46

Jackson was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team after averaging 13.0 points and shooting.515 from the floor in Brooklyn as Duke became the first team to win four games in as many days to claim the title. Jackson showed his mettle from the get-go, draining a pair of crucial late triples in the Blue Devils' early-season loss to Kansas. Jackson announced his decision in the middle of the NBA Draft Combine, which started Tuesday and will last until Sunday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:43

Quickly jumping to his feet after catching what looked like an unintentional elbow, Oubre charged at the Celtic's big man and knocked him to the floor. The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. "You can't worry about who's not playing". "When you keep getting hit in the head, you might respond that way and I think that's what he did.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:40

He became the first driver to win from the pole at Talladega since Jeff Gordon in 2007 and snapped almost a three-year winless streak for team owner Jack Roush and Roush Fenway Racing . Aric Almirola , who won Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race, capped an excellent weekend with a fourth-place finish on Sunday. As Talladega often does, the playoff points standings were scrambled after the race.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:42

Tribal loyalties often trump party affiliation at the local level, but the vote is also seen as a test for the embattled, nepotism-tainted Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The dailies also said that Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has captured the person who killed Mazen Fuqaha, a leader of its military wing al-Qassam Brigades, who had re-enacted his crime to investigators.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:20

Racing fans have come to define " success " as any horse sent out by trainer Todd Pletcher with the Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez in the saddle. Co-owner Vincent Viola added, "We represent everybody who went to the racetrack with their dads and were astonished by these athletes and fell in love with them".

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:08

With this Day 3 edition of the 2017 NFL Draft Debrief, Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the teams that improved the most . Day three of the NFL Draft is usually only for the die-hard fans. Trubisky joins T.J. YATES (2011, fifth round) and RONALD CURRY (2002, seventh round) as the only North Carolina quarterbacks to be selected in the NFL Draft.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:09

Subban, Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm form one of the NHL's best top-four groups, even contributing a combined 27 points in these playoffs - just one point fewer than the Predators' four highest-scoring forwards. The Ducks put the game out of reach in the third with goals from Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler . HollywoodLifers , who are you rooting for to win the series, the Oilers or the Ducks? Captain Karlsson: Technically, Karlsson is playing with a pair of hairline fractures in his ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:35

One controversial pick was Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who was drafted by Oakland at No. 24. Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City added three players on "Day Three", using their 4th round pick on MI wide receiver Jehu Chesson, their 5th round pick on Georgia Southern inside-linebacker Ukeme Eligwe and their 6th round pick on USC safety Leon McQuay III.

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:19

May 7, 2017; Washington , DC, USA; Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) dribbles against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the first quarter in game four of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center.

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:58

Wizards reserve Kelly Oubre Jr. was suspended one game, the National Basketball Association announced Saturday, "for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact" with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk during the second quarter of Washington's 116-89 rout.

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:41

This is not the first time that these two teams will meet in the Champions League final. That task is, however, not quite of the same magnitude as facing Sevilla earlier in the season, when they looked genuine title contenders. "I would've loved to play alongside Zidane, because we all know his quality". Indeed, they are not completely assured of Champions League qualification, but anything but a defeat at home to relegated Osasuna on the final day will see them fend off ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:25

The Pro Football Hall of Fame confirmed the death but did not cite a cause. Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about government's data center optimization strategy with analysis from Justice and State departments. Others will tell you he was one of history's truly great punters. The Texas native primarily played on special teams and safety. Lary also recorded 50 interceptions and earned All-NFL honors five times.

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:13

And with the series tied at four games apiece, winning Thursday night will go a long way toward a successful 2017. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected Wednesday after hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts on a hip just a few hours after Manfred and MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre held a conference call with representatives from both teams and told them "enough is enough".

by | May 14, 2017 | 06:45

Lewis Hamilton saw off stiff competition from Sebastian Vettel on Friday to grab the pole position in Spanish Grand Prix held in Barcelona. "Amazing job by the team today and I am just super proud that we could finally get back up there [after my struggles in Sochi]".

by | May 14, 2017 | 07:00

Alvarez was dominant from the opening round and never looked back until the final round as Chavez failed to win a single round for a shutout victory. He lost to Sergio Martinez when a late rally fell short and then quit against Andrzej Fonfara in a light heavyweight fight in 2015. Alvarez believes he can do the same thing to Chavez.

by | May 14, 2017 | 05:18

Manchester United have a "pre-agreement" to sign James Rodriguez, according to RCN . However, Navas is not deterred by the news as he helped Real Madrid to the final of the Champions League at Cardiff. However, the radio piece also claims that Rodriguez's arrival at Old Trafford is dependent on Wayne Rooney leaving the club. That might not be a big concern for the Red Devils, with speculation being rife that the current season will be Rooney's last in a Manchester United shirt, ...