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Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United

City are the only side who can end Mourinho's record this season, with United already avoiding defeat against their remaining Premier League opposition. A win tomorrow morning (Singapore time) would lift United above Manchester City and into the top four, but Mourinho said stealing a march on their neighbours would be relevant only if it meant they secured Champions League football - which they can still achieve by winning the Europa League . Read More

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Eagles draft defensive end Derek Barnett from Tennessee

Eagles draft defensive end Derek Barnett from Tennessee

I admittedly knew little about Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett until I saw his name linked with the Eagles a few days before the National Football League draft. I'm biased, but I think the SEC is the best conference in the nation, in the world. The Titans defensive coordinator played for the Buckeyes under coach Woody Hayes in the 1950s, and became a Hall of Famer. Read More

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Man Utd drumbeat booms for flagging Guardiola

The United striker, who is now in America awaiting surgery, took to Instagram on Sunday to thank fans for their support and quash any rumours of impending retirement. Shaw believes the atmosphere within the United camp will help to carry Ibrahimovic and Rojo through, even if the former may well have played his last game for the club as he prepares to reach the end of a 12-month contract. Read More

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Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series

Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series

But more offensively talented rosters are coming at them down the road. The Cavs seem to be two teams. "And if we need them to play that many minutes to win in the playoffs, then it's absolutely worth it". LeBron James always takes care of business as quickly as possible in the first round. The Raptors believe they've done that. On the way to their title previous year, the Cavs bonded during similar watch parties. Read More

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Can Celtics' Avery Bradley shut down Bulls' Jimmy Butler again?

The Celtics now hold a 3-2 series lead. In the first two games of the opening round series between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo was sensational, averaging 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10.0 assists. It's expected. But we have to do a better job of putting him in different places on the basketball floor. Between games four and five, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg swindled up some controversy by stating that he thought Isaiah Thomas carries the ball. Read More

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Vettel ends Mercedes streak with Ferrari pole

McLaren have had massive problems with their Honda engines and Hamilton said: "They have not won a race since I left but I think they can do as soon as they figure out their engine situation and also their vehicle". But the Finn said he would move aside for Hamilton if Mercedes asked him to. "We are not the quickest, and of course I want to be, but rather than get concerned about it I just put my energy towards trying to figure out how we can improve". Read More

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Sydney sightseeing day planned for US Vice President Mike Pence

Mr Turnbull said it was "self-evident" China had the capacity to bring more pressure to bear on North Korea. "President Trump has made it clear that we'll honor the agreement, but it doesn't mean we admire the agreement", Pence said. Pence said "If China is unable to deal with North Korea, the United States and our allies will". Today, Mr Pence said the carrier would be "in position" in the Sea of Japan "before the end of the month" - saying the decision to move it was taken "some time ago". Read More

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Steelers Draft Rumors: Pittsburgh Targeting QB DeShone Kizer In 1st Round

Drew Brees' stranglehold on the New Orleans Saints quarterback position isn't relenting anytime soon, but the franchise could still use its second round pick for a quarterback. "Those are two guys that I'm going to try to emulate as far as the preparation that it takes to get to an elite level". The Browns drafted well around Kizer, adding three standouts in the first round Thursday night - Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick, MI safety Jabrill Peppers at No. Read More

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Arsenal in touch with top 4 after beating ailing Leicester

We have absolutely to take the gamble to try to win the game at any cost". With only 72 hours to recover from Sunday's gruelling FA Cup semi-final extra-time victory over Manchester City , Wenger praised the resilience of his players. "After the first attempt, the referee didn't tell him he has to move away", Wenger told a news conference. "But on top of that, Fuchs was lucky not to get a yellow card because he threw the ball at him on goal". Read More

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Old Man Joe Johnson Is Still A Thrill

Old Man Joe Johnson Is Still A Thrill

The Clippers were in a special category. The Warriors, who are clearly the favorites to win the National Basketball Association championship this season, are certainly the favorites to dominate their opponents in the second round and easily move on to the Western Conference finals, where a real challenge could await. Read More

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Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of National Football League draft

But because mock drafts are so popular and give us things to talk about, there's a whole lot of final mock drafts being released leading up to the draft. LSU's Leonard Fournette , No. 4 to Jacksonville, and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey , No. 8 to Carolina, were the only backs to go in the first round, leaving a number intriguing prospects available entering the second. Read More

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NFL DRAFT: Defense, trades rule first round

NFL DRAFT: Defense, trades rule first round

He looked so much better than everyone else that he should have been the entire first round. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP). Hours before the start of second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Browns introduced their trio of first-round picks to the media at team headquarters in Berea. Read More

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Bradley scores 23; Celtics eliminate Bulls

The Wizards advance to face Chicago in the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg motions to his team on the court during the second half in game five of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Read More

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Birmingham turns to Redknapp after Zola debacle

Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City yesterday after a terrible run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago. "I will come and live up here until the end of the season", added Redknapp, whose home is in Poole on England's south coast. There is every chance they might not get another point this season and interesting to see what patter Redknapp comes out with, all the time grateful that he isn't at your club. Read More

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Christian Atsu's sublime free kick leads Newcastle United to victory

Christian Atsu's sublime free kick leads Newcastle United to victory

April 28, 2017 at 21:45, in Cardiff will be another match in the 45th round of the English league - the Championship, in which Cardiff Stadium Cardiff will play against Newcastle United. " I will have the meeting with him in, I don't know, days or maybe a week, or something like this ". "I have been in contact with Mike he called me to congratulate the team and the staff", the Spaniard, 57, said. Read More

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Where do Eagles pick in 2nd and 3rd rounds of NFL Draft?

Robinson was the first of five Crimson Tide players selected on the second day of the draft, including three in the second round , with Robinson followed by linebacker Ryan Anderson at pick No. And when my number was called, I feel like I delivered. "When I spent time with him, he taught me a lot, not just about football, but about life and being prepared for the NFL". Read More

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Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

Toronto coach Dwane Casey said prior to the game that Lowry's back felt better and he was going to test it during warmups. "Just to have a presence there, to put the defense in rotation", Powell said. The Toronto Raptors are hoping to do what they haven't been able to accomplish three times in recent years - close out a playoff series in Game 6 on the road. Read More

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Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick

Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick

So she's like, 'I want people to start calling you Mitchell.' So I said something yesterday and now people are blowing it out of proportion. He was a one-year starter. So when you have an opportunity to get a quarterback of this caliber, you can't pass on it. But this is how the draft works: Only time will tell if the gamble was worth it. Read More

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NFL notebook: Raiders want resolution on Lynch

NFL notebook: Raiders want resolution on Lynch

With Seattle unwilling to pay that amount and Lynch only wanting to play for the Raiders, finalizing a trade was simple once Oakland was able to re-do Lynch's contract. Lynch retired following the 2015 season. A native of Oakland, Lynch's nine-year National Football League career split between Buffalo and Seattle, where he won his only Super Bowl. Read More

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IPL 2017, Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians

Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (Captain), Akshadeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Smith, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gonly, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Dhaval Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brandon McCullum , Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Roy, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Tejas Baroka and Andrew Tye. Read More

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Vikings take RB Dalvin Cook with No. 41 pick after trading up

Vikings take RB Dalvin Cook with No. 41 pick after trading up

National Football League teams were hesitant to select Cook because of off-field concerns, but the Vikings hope Cook is able to stay on track to capitalize on after a stellar, three-year career at FSU. 109) and a seventh-rounder (No. 219). Cook's ability was right there with them, but he came with some red flags, despite being found not guilty of misdemeanor battery just before the 2015 season following a bar fight earlier that summer. Read More

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Pune close Play-offs door for RCB with emphatic 61-run win

A win in remaining 6 matches already make sure for Pune that it will be given a tough competition to RCB and can also emerge as the victory against the team which is now going on at the lower placed. Travis Head, replacing Chris Gayle , could manage just 2. Rising Pune Supergiant have been scoring runs consistently but their bowlers have failed to defend the totals that are put on the board. Read More

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Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

It marked only the third time in the last 10 years the team has spent a first round pick on a defensive player. They won't be thinking much about quarterbacks in the first round Thursday night. Dallas lost its divisional playoff to Green Bay. With Charlton's selection, the Cowboys were expected to address the various voids in their defensive secondary after the free agency losses of starting safety Barry Church and cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne . Read More

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Hurricanes acquire G Darling from Chicago for draft pick

Hurricanes acquire G Darling from Chicago for draft pick

The Blackhawks will receive a third-round pick in this summer's draft from the deal announced Friday night. "We could count on Scott in any situation as he was always reliable", Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. One (or both) of them would have to be exposed, assuming Darling signs before then and is protected. Darling's.924 save percentage was tied for fourth among National Hockey League goaltenders starting more than 25 games. Read More

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Browns release veteran tight end Gary Barnidge

Browns release veteran tight end Gary Barnidge

He put up modest numbers in 2016 - 55 receptions, 612 yards and two touchdowns - but he is not far removed from a monster 2015 campaign that saw him catch 79 passes for 1,043 yards and nine scores. Njoku also becomes the first tight end drafted in the first round by Cleveland since Winslow was picked sixth overall in 2004. The 31-year-old tight end signed with the Browns as a free agent in 2013 after five seasons with Carolina - he missed one year with a broken ankle - and blossomed into one ... Read More

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Ronaldo peaks at key moment of the season

Ronaldo peaks at key moment of the season

However, the victory did not come without controversy as Ronaldo was shown to be in an offside position when he scored his second goal while Arturo Vidal was harshly sent off for the visitors. Manuel Neuer suffered a broken foot in Bayern Munich's Champions League defeat at Real Madrid and looks set to miss the rest of the season. Barcelona's hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw on ... Read More

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Instant analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers draft Wisconsin's T.J. Watt

Instant analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers draft Wisconsin's T.J. Watt

T.J. Watt spent his childhood playing in the considerable shadow of older brothers J.J. and Derek. Prior to the 2016 season, he played tight end and struggled to stay on the field due to injury . T.J. was an all-conference quarterback at Pewaukee High and threw for 527 yards and rushed for 554 as a senior. "That's something that I have been doing throughout my whole career at Wisconsin, and in these past two years. Read More

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Bears defy all logic, reason at NFL Draft

Bears defy all logic, reason at NFL Draft

Even so, it was a surprising - and bold - move for the Bears . Trubisky, started only 13 games in college. "I'm so happy to be a Chicago Bear". The Houston Texans climbed nearly as far to No. Pace will now be forever tied to Trubisky; if he fails to live up to the lofty expectations that are placed on a second overall pick - particularly a quarterback taken there - Pace will not make it more than a few years more as the Bears' GM. Read More

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Murray pleased to break new ground in Barcelona

Murray remains on course for a final against nine-time and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated Ramos-Vinolas in the final in Monte Carlo for his 10th crown in the principality. Bedene, who is closing in a return to the top 50, will play Laslo Djere after the Serbian pulled off an unexpected 2-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 win over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, the number four seed. Read More

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'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback

'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback

Having served her doping ban, Sharapova has been welcomed back to the elite circuit with wild cards for not just the tournament in Stuttgart , but also those coming up in the next few weeks in Madrid and Rome. On Wednesday, after she won her first match back over Roberta Vinci, Sharapova let out a laugh at The Sun's presence in Stuttgart . Laura Siegemund and Simona Halep (4) will contest Saturday's other semi-final, after respective wins over Karolina Pliskova (2) and ... Read More

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Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea have put pressure on Tottenham Hotspur'

Claude Puel's men took confidence from the equaliser and looked impressive for the remainder of the first half, although they still went into the break behind. It's right to be focused. Antonio Conte: "I have in my mind the starting 11 but tomorrow I want to check very well the physical consideration of every single player as our last game was an intense one and used energy". Read More

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Ramirez gets 1st RBIs of season, Red Sox top Pirates 4-3

Ramirez gets 1st RBIs of season, Red Sox top Pirates 4-3

Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox doubles on a fly ball to right field in the bottom of the eight inning during the game against Pittsburgh Pirates on April 13, 2017 at Fenway Park in Boston , Massachusettes. Boston also entered the game against the Rays with the No. 2 batting average in the league at a combined.271 clip. Over on the Red Sox side, they're sending out RHP Steven Wright on Monday. Read More

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