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In Crosby's absence, Penguins will lean on Malkin

Pittsburgh Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby skated in full gear this morning at the team's practice facility in Cranberry, according to head coach Mike Sullivan. The way Crosby had been playing in these playoffs, would he have not been a good bet to score or at least set up one goal in the first 60 minutes of the game? The Penguins have become adept at surviving the loss of bold-faced names this season. Read More

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Klitschko 'one punch' from knocking Joshua out

But it was clear by the crowd's reaction as he came back to win that it was a lot more than that. Klitschko claims he has the option of a rematch, while Tyson Fury immediately called out Joshua on Twitter following Saturday's fight. "I want to get that WBO belt in 2017", Wilder said. It was a tale of two fights before the final round, with Joshua dominating early and knocking Klitschko down in the fifth. Read More

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Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko Mayweather Boxing Club Predictions

The fight will headline a huge event where 90,000 fans are expected to pack Wembley Stadium in London. But older brother Vitali warned: "If Joshua loses the fight, he has a lot of space, because of his age". "I am a completely different person now". "Then second round Tyson started playing around a little bit, giving him a little bit of verbal and Joshua was trying to look for the big punch". Read More

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Anthony Joshua in numbers

Joshua will be defending his IBF belt against Klitschko, and Lewis believes the 41-year-old, despite his experience, goes into the fight looking "beatable". I can't box the way Fury boxed and expect it to be as simple as that for me. Showtime Sports will carry the live streams of official fight week events in advance of this Saturday's Heavyweight world championship blockbuster fight from London. Read More

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Quad injury ends Parker's season

Quad injury ends Parker's season

Game 5 becomes nearly must-win for Houston - go down 3-1 and this series is over. "If we don't have him, it's going to be a lot tougher to hang with teams like Houston and Golden State, the Clippers, that kind of thing", Popovich told The Associated Press before the season ended. Read More

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Regal Ronaldo puts Real on verge of Champions League final

His blithering hat-trick took his team to a very dominating score line of 3-0 in the semi-final, first leg lead on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo backed up his match-winning treble in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich with another hat-trick, leaving Zinedine Zidane's holders on the brink of returning to the final of Europe's premier competition. Read More

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Mourinho has 'zero criticism' of 'exhausted' United but again questions defensive trio

United approach the derby against Manchester City on Thursday only a point behind the Blues in the battle for a top-four spot. "It was our decision", said Mourinho. The Belgian has suffered three injury-hit seasons and has played only 10 games this term but has featured in all four games for City this month. United had 31 per cent possession in this game - an extraordinary lack of ambition given how much a win in the fixture means to the club's supporters. Read More

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House to vote on health care repeal on Thursday

Mr Trump said Republicans had to acquiesce to Democratic demands in the spending bill as the party's majority was too slim to win the 60 Senate votes needed to advance the legislation without them. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., offered similar praise, saying the deal protects military might "without corresponding increases in non-defense spending, as Democrats had insisted upon for years ". Read More

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Manchester United still in race for top four, says Jesse Lingard

Manchester United still in race for top four, says Jesse Lingard

Promise has been intertwined with disappointment in Jose Mourinho's first season in the Old Trafford hotseat, with impressive cup displays tempered by Premier League frustrations. Jose Mourinho claims it is "impossible" for Manchester United to continue fighting on both domestic and continental fronts and admitted all hope of a place in the top four of the Premier League has gone following last weekend's draw with Swansea City. Read More

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Ducks make record rally, Perry scores in 2OT to top Oilers

Now that they're at home they won't have to use those tactics as much or maybe at all depending on how things turn out. With 4:22 left in the opening frame, Edmonton would open the scoring on the man advantage. Edmonton forward Mark Letestu couldn't corral a loose puck behind his own goal. Rakell pulled the Ducks even at 5:33 when Getzlaf threaded a goal-mouth pass over to him to bat past Talbot's glove. Read More

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Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 Predicts: Manchester United v Swansea City

Van Gaal left a good group of boys with very good relations between them". They miss this extra bit that brings you resilience, brings you fight and they have it. "You always hope when you play a big team at their stadium that they have a slightly off-day and you have a chance", Clement told ITV . "In the first half we controlled easily the game, we controlled easily the defensive side of the game and we were always unsafe on the counter-attack and we had two good chances to score", he ... Read More

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Real Madrid out to make most of home leg against Atletico

The goals saw Ronaldo bring up yet more landmarks, too, as his seventh hat-trick helped him tie Lionel Messi Champions League record. Zidane said, " Goal scoring is something Ronaldo has over others, that is what makes him unique". Please Wait while comments are loading. "We need to forget about this game", he said. "I've prepared myself to be in great shape in the final stages of the Spanish league and the Champions League". Read More

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Oilers know Ducks will be on the hunt tonight

The series opened in contentious fashion, starting with the anticipated matchup of Connor McDavid and noted agitator Ryan Kesler. "Tonight it found a way to get in", Letestu said. Talbot was stellar in Game 2 with 39 saves but the visitors got to him early, scoring on two of their first three shots. "I think the first two periods were more of a checking game", Draisaitl said. Read More

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Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers

We'll see how comfortable James feels there. "DeRozan was incredible, he gave everything that he had", James said. "For myself, I just focus on that game". The Raptors missed their first 12 attempts from beyond the arc and did not make a 3-pointer until midway through the third quarter. The ball-spinning, the beer, the Globetrotters-style fast break: “All those things should get you upset, ” Casey said. Read More

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Capsule preview of the Jazz-Warriors series

If Favors can't play or is hobbled, the Jazz lose a bit of the advantage they have inside with him and Rudy Gobert at the center spot. After Gobert picked up his second foul just three minutes into the game, Favors took the floor as the key to Utah's playoff hopes-and he responded with one of his strongest games of the season. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez was Bloods gang member

Aaron Hernandez's last letter to his fiancée before his unexpected suicide in April expressed devotion to the woman who stood by his side - while also hinting at something happening. An inmate friend said he was shocked by Hernandez's suicide because he seemed so upbeat after his acquittal. "Quinn's office contends Hernandez forfeited his rights by choosing to end his life in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, so his murder conviction should stand". Read More

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Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman expected to make next start

Justin Smoak added a solo homer in the decisive eighth and finished with two RBIs for Toronto, which avoided becoming the major league's first 20-loss team (10-19). Morales had two hits in three at-bats against Archer and is 15 for 25 (.600) including three homers off the Rays ace. After Tuesday's two-homer, four-RBI night, Judge's numbers reached historical proportions for a player this early into the season. Read More

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'We are Manchester United and we can do this'

'We are Manchester United and we can do this'

Playing Arsenal away from home is always going to be tough, but I don't think any present United XI needs to feel vulnerable against them. "We are going to try, we are not going to Arsenal to say "beat us", or "beat us 5 or 6-0". Also, we play at Old Trafford, in front of 75,000 people, so we have to give everything on Thursday. The only player Mourinho confirmed would start at Arsenal is David De Gea. Read More

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National Hockey League playoffs: Washington moves on to face Pittsburgh, Ottawa eliminates Boston

The Washington Capitals have won 13 of their last 16 games when allowing four or less goals. The Capitals scored 18 goals to the Maple Leafs' 16 and had one fewer shot (213-212) over the course of the series. Games 1 and 2 against the Penguins will be in Washington . "It's going to rise", 26-year-old centre Nazem Kadri said. Stevens was the Kings' interim head coach for four games early in the 2011-12 season after Terry Murray was sacked and before the hiring of Sutter, who became the ... Read More

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Bad European nights continue to plague Atletico

Ronaldo's frustrations are understandable given what he's done at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it's part and parcel of playing for Real Madrid. "We played great, it is not easy to score three goals (against Atletico)", added Zidane. "We have a good advantage, but it is not over yet. To score three goals and most importantly in a (two-legged) tie keep a clean sheet at home is very important". Read More

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Classic Empire early favorite, 4-1, at Derby

Pletcher took an easy route to the Florida Derby, opting for soft spots on the other side of Florida at Tampa Bay Downs rather than subjecting Always Dreaming to harder races until absolutely necessary. It was a great experience looking out over the track as you could literally feel the vibe build as you got closer to Derby post time . Thus, on the whim of a coin, the new race became known as the Derby. Read More

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Tony Parker will miss rest of playoffs with ruptured quadriceps tendon

Tony Parker will miss rest of playoffs with ruptured quadriceps tendon

Leonard also delivered eight assists and seven rebounds for the Spurs , who now travel to Houston for games three and four of the best-of-seven second round Western Conference series. Parker, who left the game with 8:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, finished with 18 points in 25 minutes to spark the bounce-back victory. In 19 games without Parker during the regular season, the Spurs were 15-4. Read More

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