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Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title

Improving to 10-0 career in Barcelona finals, he won his 71st career title and 51st on clay. Thiem defeated world No.1 Andy Murray in the semi-finals and stayed with Nadal over the first eight games. Mladenovic ousted two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday and is one of several players who has criticized Sharapova for her doping violation, but the Russian said she will not use it as added motivation in their semifinal on Saturday. Read More

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Should Erik Karlsson's game-winning goal have counted?

The Rangers also had a plus-36 goal differential during the season to Ottawa's -2. During the season, it was always a different colour team. It prevented the Rangers from taking a 2-1 lead, and Karlsson scored 1:48 later. "It was quite a fight", Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said after Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to help the Senators advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers. Read More

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Poulter retains PGA Tour card after all

Poulter retains PGA Tour card after all

Basically, the modified Fedex Cup points curve in place did not reward players finishing 15th on down in Tour events with the same number of points that the previous system did. "So I would just have to say it's a nice surprise, is what it was". But he admitted yesterday the news was a relief after he'd been "under an terrible lot of pressure to play golf, when you've come under a lot of tricky questions in the past month and being subjected to some social-media abuse". Read More

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Gimenez set to miss Champions League semi-final

Gimenez set to miss Champions League semi-final

His brother Theo Hernandez is also in high demand after a stellar season on loan at Alaves from Atletico with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City among those willing to pay his 24 million euros ($26 million) release clause. He continues to be decisive despite the addition of countryman Kevin Gameiro, who has not been consistent since arriving in the beginning of the season. Read More

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"We couldn't leave Jamie out" says Lions coach Gatland

View the squad in full here. It is a controversial call by head coach Gatland given the 31-year-old has excelled as England captain over the past 15 months, leading the Red Rose to back-to-back Six Nations Championships. I'm convinced that final Six Nations game between Ireland and England in Dublin sealed a number of selection decisions. Red Rose skipper Dylan Hartley doesn't travel as one of the Lions' three hookers. Read More

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off trophies at Fenway Park

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off trophies at Fenway Park

I'm just lucky to have a great second home in Chicago. One inning later, with Wright still-perhaps inexplicably-on the mound, Miguel Montero hit the game-tying home run to right field. A power surge from Hanley Ramirez and a return to the Sandy Leon of last season would help, too. Yesterday's game may not be Boston's first or last meet with their former closer, Uehara. Read More

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Hawks post messages on social media ahead of Game 6

Hawks post messages on social media ahead of Game 6

Cold streaks happen, but in the playoffs, they can quickly cut a team's run short. The Celtics have got off to some of their best starts of the season with Green starting the last four games of the Chicago series, all wins. Beal made some of his most important defensive plays in the fourth quarter, where he was able to use his length to contest several shots, including a crucial block of a Paul Millsap jumper with 1:24 left in the game as the Wizards were clinging to a five-point lead. Read More

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Michael Carrick insists Manchester United will not hide behind selection issues

Indeed, the 35-year-old has netted 28 times in all competitions to help Manchester United reach the Europa League semi-finals, while he scored twice in a 3-2 win against Southampton in the EFL Cup final. "We didn't tell Morgan, 'We want to sell you.' Morgan asked us, 'Please sell me". "They had more ball, they had more chances but I have to defend the players and the spirit of my players and say they were unbelievable the way they fight", he said , after his team extended their ... Read More

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Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool have "unfair" advantage in top-4 race

United held out for a 0-0 draw at Manchester City on Thursday, despite a late red card for Marouane Fellaini, and remain firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification. With injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, and now Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw after the Swansea game, United are facing an injury crisis at the defining point of their season. Read More

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Anthony Joshua bans his mum from attending Wladimir Klitschko Wembley showdown

Klitschko has not fought since losing his titles to Brit Tyson Fury in Germany in 2015. Responding to Fury labelling him a "Poor man's Frank Bruno", Joshua said "Shut up and give me a date when you'll be back (in the ring)". Watch Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office . "I was always saying health and motivation is very important". Read More

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Barry Hawkins completes World Championship semi-final line-up

They will meet on Saturday afternoon with the victor fighting for the title against the victor between four-time champion John Higgins and Barry Hawkins , who is appearing in the semifinals for the fourth time. "He could be the one right now who could challenge Hendry's seven titles", Higgins said. However, the 38-year-old can't afford to produce the same kind of display he produced against Maguire, despite winning the final four frames. Read More

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Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP for first F1 victory

Add in the fact that his deal with Mercedes is only for the 2017 season, and the heat was truly on the Finn to demonstrate he has what it takes to be a serious player in Formula One. With an opening lap crash between Renault's Jolyon Palmer and Haas driver Romain Grosjean bringing out the safety auto, Ricciardo had just started racing again on lap five when he called to the Red Bull garage to say his right rear brake was on fire. Read More

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Selby late show leaves Crucible final in the balance

Yet the four-time World champion was able to restore parity before the mid-session interval with his first century since the quarter-finals, formulating an excellent 141 in response. One of the primary problems for Higgins will potentially be the stamina required to outlast a Selby who seemingly can never be outlasted. Higgins, 41, converted an overnight 11-5 lead into a 13-6 victory over England's Kyren Wilson to reach the last four for the first time since winning the last of his four ... Read More

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Green Bay picks Badger Vince Biegel

Listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Biegel said he looked up to Clay Matthews, an ideal role model given that the Packers' star pass-rusher also has experience playing inside. Mixon set a school record with 2,331 all-purpose yards in 2016. Williams and Jones spent time together at the Super Bowl and both are also represented by agent Leigh Steinberg. Read More

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Joshua keen on Klitschko rematch after Wembley triumph

Anthony Joshua, right, reacts after flooring Wladimir Klitschko during their fight at Wembley Stadium, in London , Saturday, April 29, 2017. I can't believe he came back from a 2 year layoff to go straight into a fight with Joshua. He escaped jail but the offence led to a temporary ban. I think if he works on his stamina, learns how to block shots, and loses some muscle weight, he could creep up to the No.5 spot. Read More

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5 reasons why Real Madrid failed in the El Clasico

5 reasons why Real Madrid failed in the El Clasico

But Real are looking to have the punishment "rescinded in the case that Ramos did not make contact with Messi", per Alvaro de la Rosa of AS. Ronaldinho has not played professional football since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in 2015, but the 97-time Brazil global has thus far refused to announce his retirement. Read More

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Durant participates in shoot-around, iffy for Game 4

Portland only passed the double-digit threshold with 3:51 left in the first. Actually, what started then was a almost unprecedented destruction at the hands of Golden State. Kerr, who was also at shootaround earlier in the day, said that he would not be on the sideline for Game 4. Durant getting back to a hundred percent will be quite vital for Golden State's postseason success. Read More

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Team orders may see Bottas playing second fiddle

Team orders may see Bottas playing second fiddle

Vettel adopted the undercut, and benefited from a Safety Car period shortly after, to move into the lead, and he pulled away from the Mercedes pair to register his second win of the season. He also sat out his time penalty at this point. "It's not what we have done in the last couple of years but the situation is different now, so it needs a proper analysis of what it means and where we are", he said. Read More

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Determined Ducks aim for different result vs. Oilers

Determined Ducks aim for different result vs. Oilers

Louis. Ducks goaltender John Gibson made 24 saves for the win, while Oilers counterpart Cam Talbot stopped 22. Edmonton dominated the period and carried a 23-16 shot advantage heading into the final frame. Edmonton handed the Ducks their first loss of the postseason and first regulation loss since March 10. Perhaps that's why the Ducks' second straight loss at home barely caused a flicker of apparent concern in their calm dressing room. Read More

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Murray must prove fitness for Lions - Gatland

Murray must prove fitness for Lions - Gatland

Warburton stood down from the Wales captaincy this season and is now out with a knee injury. "There are several players who I think would have been a toss of the coin". Just two players, full-back Stuart Hogg and wing Tommy Seymour , were called up. Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions are assured of at least one friendly welcome while touring our shores - with his squad to be honoured with an official welcome onto the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Read More

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Chelsea beats Everton to close in on Premier League title

Fabregas came off the bench to set up fellow substitute Willian for the sealer in a 3-0 win at Everton on Sunday. The respective defences were continuously second best and Romelu Lukaku - linked with an end-of-season return to Chelsea - highlighted that when shrugging off David Luiz and firing just wide of the left-hand post from 25 yards. Read More

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(Boxing) Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

We will give the world the biggest fight in a 500 years. Joshua , who remains a ideal 19-0 with 19 knockouts, overcame the first knockdown of his career to successfully defend his IBF belt and pick up the vacant WBA title. Anthony was better today. "I was planning to do it. But all the respect to Anthony, congratulations", he said . Cameras picked up Joshua urging Klitschko on and talking to him in the clinch. Read More

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TJ Watt drafted by the Steelers

Going into the draft, defensive help in the secondary was a priority for the Steelers. As the reigning AFC North champs, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the ultimate target for the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers have really enjoyed making this sort of pick in the last few years. Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs still is out there as a developmental option. Read More

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

After two overtime thrillers at the Verizon Center in Washington , the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1) and the Washington Capitals (1-1) will head to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for game 3 Monday night, in a 1-1 series. "Until we change the narrative, that's going to be the question", Matt Niskanen told the Washington Post . So everything is magnified, that's all. Read More

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Browns choose Garrett first in National Football League draft

Browns choose Garrett first in National Football League draft

Garrett plans to dominate from the first whistle of training camp, just as the 6-foot-5 defensive end dominated all the hype before the Browns made him the first pick in the draft . "You're trying to anticipate what's going to happen", Texans GM Rick Smith said. "I can actually know where I'm going and know who I'm going up against, know the schedule", Garrett said of his feeling of relief at being selected. Read More

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