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I have a rebuilding job at Chelsea, says boss Conte

Spurs lost a record seventh-consecutive FA Cup semifinal after conceding four goals from five shots on target - a free kick, a penalty and stunning second-half strikes from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic. However, with safety not yet confirmed, Palace will be looking to make life hard for a Spurs team that could be seven points behind the league leaders by the time they kick off on Wednesday night. Read More

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Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan

The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and signs are scant that an emerging plan is gaining enough votes to succeed. House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy in the coming week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House. Read More

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Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

If the Bulls don't come away with a win on Sunday night in Game 4, they'll be left for dead. Hoiberg said it's "too early to tell" if Rondo would play in the second round should the Bulls advance. "He has to step up with confidence and take them when they're there and then make simple plays when the ball is in his hands". There is a lot of pressure on second-year man Jerian Grant , and former rookie of the year, Michael Carter-Williams to make up for this tremendous loss. Read More

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Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

But after a forgettable Game 3, DeRozan said the team stayed patient and remained confident. The series may be tied, but the Raptors took the lead over the Bucks in their social media trolling war after the win. Antetokounmpo hit one of two from the line to make it a five-point affair, but the Bucks turned it over on their next two possessions and Powell sank a pair from the line with 4:30 left, putting the Raptors back up seven. Read More

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Celtics shuffle lineup with Green starting over Johnson

Celtics shuffle lineup with Green starting over Johnson

Nikola Mirotic and seldom-used Isaiah Canaan each scored 13 points, but Dwyane Wade finished with just 11. Boston would score 12 straight to lead 75-65 before the third quarter ended with the Celtics ahead 79-70. The Celtics, meanwhile, led 41-21 early in the second quarter. We have to get off to a good start and contain the ball. Butler understandably didn't take kindly to the push and got right in Smart's face to exchange words. Read More

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Blues eliminate Wild, unlikely duo scores Game 5 OT goal

Blues eliminate Wild, unlikely duo scores Game 5 OT goal

St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall (10) and Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon (46) go after the puck during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017 , in St. Minnesota answered before the end of the first on a power play when Suter's blast from the top of the left circle beat Allen on the stick side. On Friday, he was centering the third line, splitting wingers Vladimir Sobotka and Magnus Paajarvi. Read More

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Spokeswoman confirms Serena Williams is pregnant

Developing story after World number two Serena William;s pregnancy news broke yesterday is that she will not be any competitive game for the rest of the season. With a little Serena Williams or Alexis Ohanian on the way, the couple is now on the way to building their life together as a family. Such has been her dominance within the sport, she will still rise to the top of the rankings next week with Angelique Kerber dropping down to number two spot. Read More

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Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel upset with UEFA's handling of bus attack

Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel upset with UEFA's handling of bus attack

Police officers stand in front of Dortmund's damaged team bus after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 . "They (Uefa) have to understand that we are not animals". The letter demanded that Germany withdraw its deployment of Tornado reconnaissance missions in the anti-IS global coalition and close the United States air base in the western German town of Ramstein. Read More

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Fan wears Clemson championship gear to Alabama spring game

Fan wears Clemson championship gear to Alabama spring game

As he did after the game in January, Saban downplayed the impact of changing offensive coordinators the week of the championship game. I don't know what it was. "He's gotten so much better. We threw a lot of passes past year (an average of 27.8 per game), but they were the kind of passes Jalen could deal with, but really not the kind of passes that took advantage of the skill players that we had". Read More

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Bruins D Miller returns for Game 4

The first two games have served notice to the Senators that if they thought the Bruins were going to back down because they're now without four of their blueliners - Torey Krug , Brandon Carlo , Colin Miller and Adam McQuaid , who left Saturday - then Ottawa players can certainly erase any of those thoughts from their minds. Read More

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Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

In that game, the Utah Jazz shocked the Los Angeles Clippers at home thanks to the heroics of Joe Johnson. Without him for game two, the Jazz gave up 60 points in the paint in falling 99-91 in Los Angeles. The one loss the LA Clippers had to Utah in the regular season was when Utah hit nearly everything they put up. "Yes, it's a must-win situation for us", he said. Read More

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Wanted Isco seeks long-term Real Madrid stay

Footballers get a lot of grief sometimes, and rightly so, but it's clear Isco doesn't confine to that stereotype. We didn't have much time to rest, those that have come in have been phenomenal and that is what makes the team great. Morata scored nine minutes later, heading home Danilo's cross, and Madrid pressed for a victor with Isco robbed of the ball when poised to shoot after another bewitching dribble and substitute Marcelo drilling wide. Read More

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M's almost no-hit in loss to Marlins

M's almost no-hit in loss to Marlins

Louis. There was drama in the final inning when long-time Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, in perhaps his final game at Safeco Field , turned a first-pitch fastball from Marshall into a leadoff homer. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for St. Louis, which completed a three-game sweep - all by 2-1 scores. For Ichiro Suzuki , that story unfolded in a picture-perfect manner during what may very well be his final at-bat ever at Safeco Field . Read More

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Rockets' Beverley fined $25K for fan altercation

Rockets' Beverley fined $25K for fan altercation

After Beverley averaged 18 points over the first two games of the series, the defensive-minded point guard only tallied one point in the Rockets' Game 3 loss. There's no need for blatant disrespect. "He shrugged his shoulder, then his wife puts her finger in my face". "Do you address it the way I addressed it - hey man, there's no need for name-calling - and if you do address it, should you be fined $25,000 for doing that?" "No curse words, I just simply let him know just do don't anything ... Read More

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James leads Cavs to record second-half comeback win over Pacers

There's a lot of challenges for us to put out there and to play for. But defensively, I thought we were really good. Some of the long-term ramifications of a poor playoff showing could center on Paul George . Leading by four at halftime, the Grizzlies outscored the Spurs 31-17 in the third quarter and were up 81-63 entering the fourth. Young's putback then gave IN its first lead since the second period at 102-100 with 1:31 to go. Read More

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Ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain to be returned to family

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain to be returned to family

The center studies Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that's believed to be caused by repeated hits to the head, like those sustained by football players. Hernandez's body was released by the medical examiner after an autopsy, but the office retained possession of his brain, drawing criticism and questions from his defense team. Read More

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Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

That milestone has taken a while to reach during a turbulent season that has seen his game time limited by the excellent form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford, and disagreements with manager Jose Mourinho. "Zlatan, in this phase of his career, it is really hard, and Marcos was in the best moment of his career, playing very well for us and finally getting a position as a central defender in the national team". Read More

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Kevin Chappell Overcomes Windy Conditions and Takes Lead at Valero Texas Open

Kevin Chappell Overcomes Windy Conditions and Takes Lead at Valero Texas Open

The Aussie, who live in Jacksonville, Florida, outpaced four bogeys with three birdies and an eagle-3 at the second, gaining 3.786 strokes around-the-green, the current leader in the latter with a cumulative 10.574. "It says something about me and the growth that I've made", he was quoted as saying by pgatour.com. Chappell is 8 under through 54 holes. "Brooks kept me honest out there today". Read More

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Frustrated Ronaldo wants Real fans to stop booing him

Frustrated Ronaldo wants Real fans to stop booing him

Atletico lost the 2014 final after conceding an injury time equalizer that extended the match into extra time. His involvement in the game was limited in terms of impact and physical strength but, in spite of that, he knows he has admirers at the Bernabéu who will attempt, if it is at all possible, to get him to Madrid in the near future. Read More

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Wenger's back-three gamble pays off

The Gunners are now sixth in the table, seven points from fourth-placed Manchester City but with a game in hand. Attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said Arsenal had let their standards to slip, having gone on a four-match losing run from home in the league. Read More

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Cavs go 2-0 up in Pacers playoff

Cavs go 2-0 up in Pacers playoff

Iman Shumpert , who sat the opener, replaced Smith and played 20 solid minutes. After giving up a late lead and squeaking out the opener by just a point, James and Co. An outpouring of Love decided Game 2 between the Cavaliers and Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers handled their business at home, now it's time for the Indiana Pacers to do the same. Read More

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Trump said to back US-led bid for World Cup 2026

Trump said to back US-led bid for World Cup 2026

Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 World Cups while the 1994 tournament was held in the USA and remains the most highly attended World Cup ever. Finally, Mexico would become the first nation to host three FIFA World Cups, having previously hosted in 1970 and 1986 where Brazil and Argentina defeated Italy and West Germany respectively at the Estadio Azteca . Read More

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Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he chose to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and considering the big picture as he waits again to get healthy and help his team. James now has 5,669 points, 29 ahead of Bryant. At this point, it's smarter for the Warriors to be cautious and let Durant rest his injured calf. Read More

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Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

And at the halfway point of the quarter, a Stephen Curry three-pointer on the break cut Portland's lead back to 8. The Warriors had fans on edge during the first half of the game when the Trail Blazers had the lead. CJ McCollum finished with 32 points, also on 10-of-23 shooting, six rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes. Andre Igoudala scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half while also added seven rebounds and three assists off the bench. Read More

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Man United confirm Ibrahimovic and Rojo serious knee ligament injuries

Man United confirm Ibrahimovic and Rojo serious knee ligament injuries

Back in action after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to serious knee injuries in Thursday's extra-time Europa League triumph against Anderlecht, United knew anything but victory at Turf Moor would damage their top-four ambitions. 'Looking for a player for the future, you'd pick Michael Keane above (Mats) Hummels, ' he said . "But he has the experience and character, so he has to". Read More

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