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Jenson Button to come out of retirement for Monaco Grand Prix

Alonso said if he wanted to be the best driver in the world he'd have to win eight F1 World titles, "one more than Michael (Schumacher), which is impossible. "The second one is to win different series in different years". Button was widely expected to take Alonso's seat at Monaco. McLaren announced earlier in the week that double world champion Alonso would compete at Indianapolis with a vehicle run by Andretti Autosport, last year's winners. Read More

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Henrik Lundqvist helps Rangers in win

Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino (13) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Wednesday , April 12, 2017. "His focus and determination really fed to the rest of the team". Montreal pulled Price late in the third, but Michael Grabner settled the issue with an empty-net goal with 1:10 left. Read More

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Guarding Bucks' Giannis presents Raptors a playoff puzzle

A loss to the Cavs is probably destiny, but a more competitive series than last year's Conference Finals, in which the Raptors were outscored by more than 100 points, would be relatively positive end to the Raptors season. He leads the team in points (22.9), rebounds (8.8), assists, (5.4), steals (1.6) and blocks (1.9). What's more, Antetokounmpo has been arguably the most - or only - consistent thing about the Bucks this year. Read More

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Marc-Andre Fleury gets surprise start in net for Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury gets surprise start in net for Penguins

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) checks Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87). I think there's a willingness and a level of willingness that needs to be more consistent through the game. The Penguins were outshot 16-3 in the first, when nerves are tautest, but Fleury stopped everything, most notably a pair of Zach Werenski shots, one from the top of the right circle and the other from the left point. Read More

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Bayern can still turn it around at Real - Ancelotti

But since then he has been scoreless in six matches, including a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday when Cristiano Ronaldo netted both of Madrid's goals. "We played 11 against 10 for the last 30 minutes and had a lot of possession which changed the match and the result ". Surely, Bayern Munich isn't one of them. Read More

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NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

The 45-year-old Blandino has young children and the demands of his job have limited the time he has spent with them and his wife. Vincent also said that Blandino will stay on the job until "at least the end of May" and that several qualified candidates have already expressed an interest in the job. Read More

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F1 drivers react to Alonso's Indy 500 news

The news from the BBC also mentions a clause in Button's contract with McLaren, signed last autumn, which commits him to replace any race driver who is not able to take part in a Grand Prix. Honda drivers have won the first two races of the season, and the Andretti cars have been competitive. Jenson Button appears to be the favorite to step in and contest next month's Monaco Grand Prix for McLaren. Read More

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Russell Westbrook to sit out on Tuesday night vs. Timberwolves

Russell Westbrook to sit out on Tuesday night vs. Timberwolves

George had a near triple-double last Sunday when he scored 43 points in a loss to the Cavs. But with his 10th assist and the triple-double locked down, Westbrook went to work on the Nuggets' 10-point lead. The Thunder finish the regular season at home on Wednesday night against Denver , and Donovan said they will have more conversation with Westbrook before deciding if he will play in that game or not. Read More

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Jordan Spieth Officially Ready for The Masters

Day learned Monday that she would not need chemotherapy and that the woman who bolstered his golf dreams can watch him this weekend at the Masters for the first time, a ideal scenario to win the green jacket he has long sought. "I'm in a much better place now". "At the same time, I still have that trophy, and when I go home, I can look at it and say that we won it". So let me explain to you how you can get 30/1 enhanced odds on McIlroy to win the US Masters with Paddy Power or Betfair. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix

Hamilton's win in China is his fifth in Shanghai . Notably, Hamilton revealed that he had told Vettel that he would be eyeing revenge after the latter piped the former to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last month. Hamilton said. "And then in the race it was just keeping my composure". "I think this will be one of the closest title fights if not the closest I have experienced". Read More

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Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach

Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach

When Gallant was sacked by the Florida Panthers last November, he spoke with Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee about the job in Las Vegas . Between the expansion draft June 17-21 and the entry draft June 24-25, the Golden Knights' roster will grow from one player to a full lineup. The optics of the entire situation were brutal, with a photo making the rounds of Gallant waiting at the loading docks of the PNC Arena in Raleigh as the team bus made its way to the airport. Read More

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Missing Moses: Chelsea boss admits tough times ahead in Premier League

Missing Moses: Chelsea boss admits tough times ahead in Premier League

Palace coach Sam Allardyce said the arrival of Sakho two months ago had given the team a resilience that was sorely lacking when he took over the struggling side in late December. Player ratingsChelsea: Thibaut Courtois: 7, Cesar Azpilicueta: 6, David Luiz: 6, Gary Cahill: 6, Pedro: 6, Marcos Alonso: 5, Nemanja Matic: 7, N'Golo Kante: 7, Diego Costa: 7, Eden Hazard: 7, Cesc Fabregas: 7. Read More

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Bucks beat 76ers 90-82 to clinch playoff spot

Bucks beat 76ers 90-82 to clinch playoff spot

The league announced times and dates for the opening games and Milwaukee will meet Toronto at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Air Canada Centre, with the game televised on ESPN. Mchael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13, while Treveon Graham and Jeremy Lamb came up with 11 points each for Charlotte . At halftime, the Bucks sported a 72-50 lead and even though Charlotte made a valiant effort in the second half outscoring the Bucks 58-46, the deficit was just too much to overcome. Read More

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Huskies returning home after Final Four appearance

Huskies returning home after Final Four appearance

The ball was handed to Williams and the countdown to zero began just as Williams began to rush deep into Huskies territory. He made the first and missed the second on objective. Coach Schaefer could have been watching this game at home tonight but no, that's not how it played out. "When somebody pressures me like that, I have to find a way to get myself in the game and lead my team", William said. Read More

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Raptors prep for playoffs, beat "resting" Cavaliers 98-83

Not going in as the top-seeded club may seem ominous, but that's never stopped LeBron from succeeding before. Or the team that has limped into the playoffs this time around having lost four straight - including their 98-83 loss in a barely glorified scrimmage against Toronto Wednesday night - and accumulated just a 12-15 mark since the all-star break, second-worst among playoff-bound teams. Read More

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Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run

Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wasn't aware of any doubters before scoring a match-winning brace against Bayern Munich in Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday. Bayern was dealt a blow with a half-hour to play when Javi Martinez was sent off with two yellow cards within three minutes for fouls on Ronaldo. That goal, his 97 in the Champions League , meant Ronaldo now has 100 club goals in all UEFA competitions, a record. Read More

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Francesa: Refs Ruined NCAA Championship Game

Francesa: Refs Ruined NCAA Championship Game

North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-65. It's OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes. What ensued was a year of working harder, doing more , making sure That didn't happen again. Every single game, we've had to battle, and we've just kept on battling, kept on winning. Despite the Tar heels being only 4 of 27 from 3-point land, North Carolina was able to control the painted area. Read More

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Jays go from bad to worse, drop 6th straight

Jays go from bad to worse, drop 6th straight

He gave up five hits, two walks and two runs and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings. WHITE SOX 10, INDIANS 4: Tim Anderson hit Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin's first pitch out to left field for his first homer of the season, and the Sox led by six runs by the end of the second inning en route to a 10-4 victory over the Indians. Read More

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Mets sweep Phillies 5-4, Wheeler gets 1st win since 2014

Mets sweep Phillies 5-4, Wheeler gets 1st win since 2014

I'm trying to pitch to contact. Conforto has now homered in each of his two starts this year, hitting a solo shot off Vince Velasquez in the third inning of the 5-4 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets (6-3) won their fourth consecutive game in completing a three-game sweep of the Phillies (3-6). "Now Zack will be at 95-100 the next time out, we could do that". Read More

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Hulkenberg 'surprised' by Alonso's Indy 500 bid

Hulkenberg 'surprised' by Alonso's Indy 500 bid

Finally, what are Alonso's chances at the Indy 500? "Ferrari have shown tremendous pace and at the first race in Australia in race trim they were very quick - particularly on a hot circuit - so the gap is going to be even closer here". Older readers will note McLaren has form in IndyCar racing. He also wants to feel like a victor again after two tough seasons with McLaren . The learning curve will be Everest sized for Alonso, who said he will start practice at Indianapolis immediately ... Read More

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Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland

Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland

Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a powerful strike from the edge of the box shortly before Sebastian Larsson saw red for a risky tackle on Ander Herrera. Hopefully the plane is at the airport and we can go back to Manchester and rest. "The Europa League is a massive thing for us now - it's a trophy and it gives us qualification for the Champions League". Read More

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Season over for crocked Liverpool star Mane

Season over for crocked Liverpool star Mane

Shortly before half-time Liverpool were denied strong penalty appeals when Woodburn went down under Pieters' challenge and Stoke promptly scored on the counter-attack. In fact, this is the SEVENTH time Firmino has been booked for an "excessive celebration" since the 2012/13 season - which is more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues. Read More

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Walcott confident Arsenal are back on the up

Walcott confident Arsenal are back on the up

Theo Walcott's midweek strike pushed Arsenal to a milestone figure, as they became the first Premier League team to reach a century of goals in 2016/17. "In the first half we did OK, not only because of them but because we were good". "Somebody just reminded me that we have scored more than 100 goals already this season", said Wenger, "so going forward we have always been good, but defensively in recent weeks we were not efficient enough". Read More

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Bears Remember Late Steelers Owner Dan Rooney

More than that he was a great friend who was a man of principle and a role model for any of us privileged to be a part of the NFL. Rooney, who also served as former USA ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012, was widely credited with helping to shape the modern National Football League in a lifelong association with the game. Read More

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Justin Rose ties Sergio Garcia for lead

Justin Rose ties Sergio Garcia for lead

Rickie Fowler birdied two of the final six holes for 71. "You can't really Jordan-proof it", Spieth said, per Myers. "It was the same thing I've been doing all week, fighting hard", said Garcia , who has 22 top-10 finishes in his 73 major appearances without winning. Read More

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Ruled out for rest of season

Ruled out for rest of season

Former England defender Danny Mills believes there is a disconnect between what the West Ham United board will consider a successful season and what the club's fans believe is acceptable. "Sunderland away is massive and then we have some tough games ". 'The confidence is back but the belief was permanent and we never lost it'. What matters the most is that people know that I will give everything I have. Read More

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Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach

Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach

The new coach of the Algerian team will take office in the upcoming days, said the source. Christian Gourcuff left in April 2016 and was replaced by Milovan Rajevac who quit after just two games. Algeria are aiming to reach a third straight World Cup but are bottom of their qualifying group with a single point from two matches so far. His first match in charge for Algeria will be in June against Togo at the start of the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers. Read More

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Real Madrid doors open to Griezmann, says Ramos

The long transfer saga involving Antoine Griezmann has taken another twist after the Frenchman ruled out a move to local rivals and La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Griezmann said: "I don't rule anything out, but I am happy at Atletico Madrid ". Real Madrid centre-back Pepe insists he is prepared to make "sacrifices" in order to be offered a new contract by the club, as he awaits a decision regarding his future. Read More

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Els on the Masters: 'This tournament was just not for me'

Els on the Masters: 'This tournament was just not for me'

The 27-year-old battled back from being three over par after eight holes to card an opening 72, but subsequent scores of 73 and 71 meant a closing 69 left the four-time major victor well off the pace on three under par. especially around this place". Ernie Els says he is not totally giving up on competing at the Masters again after his last-place finish at Augusta this year. Read More

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