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Demetrious Johnson looking for his 10th consecutive title defence

Demetrious Johnson looking for his 10th consecutive title defence

It wasn't too long until Whittaker was the aggressor finding his range with his hands and making strong connections with his feet. He leaps forward with another but misses the mark. This time Whittaker goes all out for the finish, pouring down vicious ground and pound punches and elbows that draw blood. He waits for his moment and then tries to take Whittaker down and a big scramble ensues. Read More

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Can Red Bull really mix it at the front?

He added with a smile: "Absolutely banned, get rid of them, illegal and all those things". "It smashed basically the floor". We were among them previous year and we didn't ban front wings, we fixed them. Verstappen was forced back into the pits after running over Bottas' T-wing, which, for the second race week in succession, fell off his auto. Both Ricciardo and Horner were surprised to be so much closer to the pace than had been the case in Australia and China. Read More

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Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1

Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1

Two of the worlds' best goaltenders in Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist will face off for the second time in four years. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is set for Saturday in Ottawa, Ontario. "A lot of games we played up here, they beat us on odd-man rushes and breakaways". "At the end of previous year we could walk away and say we were a hard team to play against", Hynes said. Read More

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Rules controversy costs Lexi Thompson second major title

Rules controversy costs Lexi Thompson second major title

Though this infraction was missed by tournament officials, one pedantic viewer e-mailed in to state that Lexi had breached Rule 20-7c (Playing From Wrong Place). What else could she do after April Fool's Day appeared to come her way 24 hours later than it should have? Telling reporters, "I had to regroup myself, my caddie helped me out tremendously, we have a great relationship". Read More

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LeBron confident as NBA playoffs begin

No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. ESPN's Basketball Power Index is bullish on the Golden State Warriors, as they enter the playoffs with a 71 percent chance to win the NBA title. The problem for the Grizzlies is that Tony Allen, their defensive anchor, is going to miss most, if not all, of the series with a strained right calf. Read More

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Zidane: Atlético Madrid didn't play a good game

Zidane: Atlético Madrid didn't play a good game

L'Equipe's Frederic Hermel (h/t Uche Amako of the Express ) reported as much, with Atletico Madrid's Griezmann identified as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Santiago Solari was the last high-profile player to move from Atletico to Madrid , making the move across the city in 2000. "Very few players have done so". Read More

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Manchester United 1-1 Everton- Game Recap

Manchester United 1-1 Everton- Game Recap

Ibrahimovic had the ball in the net in the second half but it was ruled out for offside and their offensive problems at home haunted them once more. If results go against United on Wednesday, they could enter the weekend in sixth place and as many as seven points off a Champions League berth. Read More

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Numbers preview: Clippers (4) vs. Jazz (5)

Gobert went down on Utah's first offensive play of the game, clutching his knee after setting a screen when Luc Mbah a Moute made contact with Gobert's left leg. "It should be Blake (Griffin's ) job, and Doc's job and J.J". However, with the Clippers hitting their stride, and Griffin playing particularly well, it may be hard for the Jazz to keep pace with Los Angeles. Read More

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Arsenal Defeat To Crystal Palace Worries Arsene Wenger

After the right-back was criticised by Arsenal fans, the defender tweeted: "Morning run to recover from a hard night", accompanied with a picture of him running alongside a beach. Unfortunately it is like that and we have to respond very quickly and not accept it. Overmars (pictured above), who played under Wenger at Arsenal , now holds the director of football role at Ajax in his native Holland. Read More

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Merc newcomer Bottas beats Hamilton for maiden F1 pole

Valtteri Bottas stunned Lewis Hamilton with time running out as he claimed his first career pole in a dominant Mercedes performance in qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. It's my first pole in my career in my fifth season in F1 so it took a few years but hopefully it's the first of many. "First, congratulations to Valtteri", Hamilton said. Read More

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Luck just out for a good time at Masters

Luck just out for a good time at Masters

A wasted trip? Not really. The TV guys will fawn over Phil Mickelson and regale us with his uncanny talent, but I don't see him in the picture. "We play a lot of courses where it's kind of simple to wander around and go, "Well, you can't hit it there or over there is a good miss and that will be fine", said the Masters rookie. Read More

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Real Madrid Doors Would Be Open To Antoine Griezmann- Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid Doors Would Be Open To Antoine Griezmann- Sergio Ramos

And with strike partner Kevin Gameiro out with a left-leg injury, the burden will be even greater. "He has grown enormously because he has wanted to improve, to mature from a youth and be a man on the field". "It's a tough game to read". "Everyone talks about how well they defend". "I imagine they will play with Isco, and will have more possession than if Casemiro starts". Read More

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San Francisco Giants defeat Arizona Diamondbacks on Opening Day at AT&T Park

San Francisco Giants defeat Arizona Diamondbacks on Opening Day at AT&T Park

The Giants designated the 24-year-old pitcher for assignment. After a scary moment during Monday's game between the Giants and Diamondbacks, early indications are that Buster Posey is doing well. "That was a huge moment, [him] bailing me out". Crawford was asked if Posey's beaning helped rally the team. Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants , Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Francisco. Read More

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Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94

Those numbers may wind up being an afterthought if the Cavs can consistently summon the effort that allowed them to romp the Celtics 114-91 on April 5 at TD Garden, but they're worth keeping in mind as the postseason gets underway. WATCHING WADE: Wade experienced a rebirth during the playoffs with Miami last season. "It's going to be cool, it's going to be a fun atmosphere for both teams", Bradley said. Read More

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Lexi Thompson Says Rule Violation Was '100 Percent' Unintentional After Penalty

Lexi Thompson Says Rule Violation Was '100 Percent' Unintentional After Penalty

I really enjoy play this week and I just didn't make a lot of putts like I did before. Every day is a learning process, and I wasn't expecting what happened today but it is what it is. She was penalised two shots for the infraction, and a further two shots for signing an incorrect scorecard. Her celebration was understandably muted, but she still took the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond. Read More

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Paul Dunne leads by 2 at Trophee Hassan II

Paul Dunne leads by 2 at Trophee Hassan II

The 24-year-old then double-bogeyed the 13th after his approach plugged in a greenside bunker, but steadied the ship with four pars before holing from 25 feet for a birdie on the 18th. Another gain at the last recovered one of those strokes, though, and Dunne - who was leading after three rounds of the Open in 2015 - feel he is ready to break his European Tour duck. Read More

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West Ham insists boss still fits the Bil

West Ham insists boss still fits the Bil

And then talking about how should we defend, how should we mark the players. "But I don't talk to the chairmen through the papers. I've been here long enough to know what to do - over a year-and-a-half - with an objective here". Of course I would. "There's no issues. There never has been a new contract on the table". That loss proved particularly costly for the hosts, with Pedro Obiang stretchered off with an ankle problem that has since seen him ruled out for the rest of the season and ... Read More

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Mkhitaryan: Man Utd win over Sunderland important

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the second of the game just a minute after halftime as the Red Devils took full advantage of their numerical advantage. The former Paris Saint-Germain star posted a picture on his Instagram page this week with the caption "Benjamin Button", in reference to the literary character who becomes younger as time passes. Read More

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Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

Inciarte: The fourth-year major leaguer, in his second season with the Braves , went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Fans from all over the US came to Cobb County to check out the new facility. The funding from Cobb County was approved not by a public vote but instead by county commissioners. It's also adjacent to the surrounding ballpark development in the form of The Battery and concert space, making it a social space that can be more than just on game days. Read More

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Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season

Westbrook finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in the contest as he tied Wilt Chamberlain (78) for the fourth-most career triple-doubles in National Basketball Association history. "I just came out trying to get a win for us, man, it was a big game for us", Westbrook said. At the end of the third, Memphis still trailed the Thunder, 79-74. Read More

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Kompany leads by example for ruthless City

Kompany leads by example for ruthless City

Southampton have now lost just one of their last 6 Premier League games, a sequence of results that have lifted them up to ninth in the table on 40 points. "It's a disappointment because we can do better, we can create better opportunities". Liverpool have a game and if they win they will be third. Dominating possession, City had their pockets picked in midfield and Saints broke with objective, nice work from Nathan Redmond resulting in Manolo Gabbiadini pulling the ball back for Dusan ... Read More

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Verstappen fastest in 3rd and final practice at Bahrain GP

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his auto during the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 15, 2017 . "I've had a decent run", Hamilton said. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen make up the third row of the grid. Practice here had been a frustratingly slow-burn process, with Hamilton's 2016 pole position time of 1m 29.423s appearing ... Read More

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McCutchen's 3-run homer 7th helps Pirates beat Cubs 8-7

With one out, Josh Harrison hit his first homer of the season. Kyle Hendricks (1-1) went five-plus innings for the Cubs, yielding three runs and six hits after allowing just one run during three wins against Pittsburgh previous year. Thursday: Entered the game as a defensive replacement for left fielder Kyle Schwarber in the top of the eighth inning of a 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Read More

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Kenya return to Singapore 'pumped up by history'

Kenya return to Singapore 'pumped up by history'

However, Kenya Rugby Union, who are responsible for preparing the team and ensuring they have a conducive environment, has been spared the backlash with coach Innocent Simiyu and his players getting the flack. Kenya picked up some pace with an attempt of cutting out the huge deficit and Oyoo re-lived his title winning try from Singapore past year, showing superb burst of pace and strength to run down the left evading tackles before running under the posts to touch down. Read More

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Klopp only satisfied with Champions League qualification

Klopp only satisfied with Champions League qualification

The French defender famously fell out with the Liverpool boss last summer and, after being dropped from the first team, was loaned out in January. Klopp on Gerrard: "No announcement, but he's doing a really good job at the Academy". The Liverpool is set to be backed by the board in the transfer market this summer and Klopp wants to build a title-chasing side. The Reds on the other hand desperately need to win and I think the'll do enough to edge it 2-1. Read More

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West Indies win toss, bowling first vs Pakistan in 1st ODI

Younis has played 115 Test matches and is Pakistan's most successful run scorer in Test cricket. Soon after Misbah-ul-Haq confirmed that he is bidding adieu to global cricket following the Test series against West Indies, former Pakistan cricketers have come in unison to pay glowing tribute to outgoing captain for his commendable services to the country's cricket. Read More

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LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1

IN has been in playoff mode for weeks and George carried the Pacers down the stretch go to get them into the postseason by averaging 32.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists during a 5-1 April. His teams have lost just two total first-round games during that time, and they haven't suffered an opening-round defeat since 2012. Paul George scored 29 points and Lance Stephenson had 16 for the seventh-seeded Pacers, who will try to even the series on Monday night. Read More

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Stars bring back Hitchcock as coach

Stars bring back Hitchcock as coach

Stars GM Jim Nill decided not to renew former coach Lindy Ruff's contract at the end of a dismal 2016-17 campaign that saw the Stars go 34-37-11. Namely, some offense. Louis to match Dallas' incredibly high energy level". I think we've got a lot of good pieces in place. His hockey isn't the most exciting, but he gets results. Read More

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