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Former EPL champion Blackburn plunges into 3rd tier

Former EPL champion Blackburn plunges into 3rd tier

Rovers won 3-1 at Brentford but victories for their survival rivals Birmingham and Nottingham Forest pushed Mowbray's men into the third tier on goal difference. While Terriers boss Wagner defended his decision to utilise his squad ahead of their play-off campaign, the EFL say they have this week reminded clubs of their responsibilities ahead of what promises to be a dramatic Sunday of action. Read More

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Arsenal boss Wenger raps Mourinho: You can't say that!

Arsenal boss Wenger raps Mourinho: You can't say that!

With Wenger's seat scorching hot, and the Frenchman out of contract at the end of the season, his future with the Gunners remains uncertain. Mourinho risks incurring the Premier League's wrath: there are rules against clubs fielding weakened teams that might threaten the perceived integrity or quality of competition in the league. Read More

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Berizzo upbeat ahead of United visit

Berizzo upbeat ahead of United visit

But that appears to be Mourinho's Plan B with Europa League glory beckoning. "We've shown that we are a good team". The Gunners boss has refused to shed light on whether he will extend his Arsenal reign despite the north London club reportedly offering their manager a new two-year deal. Read More

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Cabrera returns with homer in Tigers' 5-2 win over Indians

Kluber was removed from Tuesday night's start at Detroit after three innings because of back discomfort. He is not off to a very good start in 2017, allowing at least five runs in three of his six starts. The pitch was inside, several inches off the plate. Lonnie Chisenhall had an RBI triple for the Indians, who are 1-4 against the Tigers after going 14-4 against them last season. Read More

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'Arsenal are certainties' to beat Manchester United says Paul Merson

'Arsenal are certainties' to beat Manchester United says Paul Merson

To do that, under-fire Wenger will need to finally beat Mourinho in a Premier League match at the 13th time of asking on an afternoon when cameras are sure to be trained on the dugouts. "As soon as you are not at your best, you can lose". "Normally a hectic schedule is what you want". "Now even winning our games does not guarantee us to be in the Champions League, that is what we have to achieve". Read More

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Juve's Higuain: Alves assist was 'beautiful'

Buffon made two early saves from Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe with the score 0-0, thwarted top scorer Radamel Falcao with a fine stop just after the break and denied Monaco a lifeline with a stunning finger-tip save over the bar from substitute Valere Germain's close-range header in the last minute. Read More

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Mesut Ozil defends attitude amid growing criticism of Arsenal star

The former Real Madrid man was in scintillating form as he and team-mate Alexis Sanchez carved United apart, scoring three goals between them in the opening 20 minutes of an impressive victory. "Of course he was the one who convinced me to join Arsenal and he was a main factor for me to come here". So he can and does separate how those fans feel about how his managering is going from how they might feel about him personally, which would seem to be a vital skill to possess in this ... Read More

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Ronaldo has goals in him, says Zidane

The Portuguese forward, who also scored a treble in the quarter-final against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu, and five goals across that tie, is revelling in the central striker's role he has adopted this season. "He had to undergo a doping test so we couldn't see him after the game", Ramos told reporters after the match at the Bernabeu. It was my turn to score the goals, but the team was phenomenal, ' he added. Read More

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Smooth Sharapova cruises into Stuttgart semis

But after reaching the Stuttgart quarter-finals on Thursday, Sharapova attempted to put Bouchard in her place. As both players continued to trade massive blows from the back of the court, it was more often than not Sharapova who was able to come out on top, bossing the rallies right from the get-go. Read More

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No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

Although Barcelona climbed back to the top of La Liga on goal difference with the victory, Madrid have a game in hand over their rivals and Zidane says they will stay focused on claiming another domestic title. He is an honour for us and a blessing for the club. "If you (reporters) want, we'll apologise for Messi deciding the game, which is why he's at Barca". Read More

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Kante and David Luiz doubtful for Chelsea's clash with Middlesbrough

He also earned 21 caps for England and played for the likes of Newcastle, QPR and Nottingham Forest. Conte this week gave a glimpse of the steely streak he has imposed on his players so impressively. Conte's former club Juventus stand on the brink of a second Champions League final appearance in three years after a convincing 2-0 away victory over Monaco in the first leg of their semifinal tie on Wednesday, and the Chelsea boss has taken pride in their progress under successor Massimiliano ... Read More

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Sydney FC caps outstanding season with A-League title

Graham Arnold's side prevailed 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 following extra time, goalkeeper Danny Vukovic saving the decisive spot-kick from Marco Rojas to allow Milos Ninkovic to hit the victor and seal glory. will now set their sights on next season's Asian Champions League campaign and upcoming friendly matches against Liverpool and Arsenal. Sydney had recorded the most dominant season in the competition's 12-year history with 20 wins and one defeat in 27 matches and ... Read More

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Fans Celebrate 40 Years Of Star Wars

The original " Star Wars " film hit movie theaters in 1977; since then, 11 " Star Wars " movies have been released, sparking a devoted worldwide fan base and generating billions of dollars in sales of tickets and branded merchandise. From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", an all-new epic adventure. One Star Wars superfan, Karl Pethers from Kettering, has spent over $1900 (£1,500) on Star Wars items so far during his ... Read More

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Major League roundup: Tigers top Twins as scrap clears benches

Sano and Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd were ejected from Saturday's contest after the Twins third baseman took issue with an inside pitch, which led to a benches-clearing exchange. Sano and Boyd were ejected. Well, the afternoon game between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers is starting to heat up. They were the first roster moves of the season for the Twins. Read More

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Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko

Britain's three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took time out ahead of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix to tweet his own appreciation of the bout. Anyone can do this, anyone can do it, just give it a go. The Associated Press had it 94-94 going into the final round. Joshua stopped Klitschko in the 11th round after both boxers suffered knock-downs during the Wembley thriller. Read More

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Tony Parker has successful surgery, no timetable for return

Tony Parker has successful surgery, no timetable for return

David R. Schmidt. Parker collapsed to the court in agony during the fourth quarter of the Spurs' series-levelling win over the Rockets on Wednesday. Rookie guard Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson and Jonathan Simmons should get more of a chance to prove themselves as well. Parker was impressive throughout the postseason, averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists, while shooting over 52 percent in the Spurs' first six games. Read More

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Pedrosa edges Marquez for pole at Spanish MotoGP

Pedrosa edges Marquez for pole at Spanish MotoGP

Things won't be as easy as it seemed, it will take time for me to adapt to a special and hard bike like the Ducati . But Pedrosa, who was second until then, set the fastest lap and backed off, sending Marquez out alone on the final lap. "With three laps remaining I had a big moment and said OK". " After the disappointing result in Austin I'm happy that I didn't sustain any injuries ", said the Spaniard. Read More

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Anthony Joshua: The same uppercut defeated both brothers - Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko

The commissioner for Youth and Sport, Hon. Making Joshua vs Fury even more unlikely is the fact that Klitschko is entitled to a second crack at AJ due to a clause in his contract. Joshua and Fury have both indulged in posturing regarding a showdown in the aftermath of the former's victory over Klitschko, although Hearn has ruled out the fight's potential for the foreseeable future. Read More

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Home team wins for a change as Celtics take control of series

The Celtics lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series 3-2 and can advance to face either Atlanta or Washington with a victory in game six at Chicago. Neither team turned the ball over during a back-and-fourth third quarter. Shooting 11-for-11 from the free-throw line, Thomas showed the way to be the anchor of the team when the game is on the line. Read More

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BOZICH | Validation? Jubilation? Todd Pletcher (finally) doubles his Kentucky Derby pleasure

However, Always Dreaming was pushed by a pair of longshots at the end of America's Greatest Race, Lookin At Lee and Battle At Midway, who went off at 33-1 and 40-1 respectively. "We anxious about how he would handle it", said Velazquez. Morning-line favorite Classic Empire (7-1) won the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in his previous start - his fifth victory. Read More

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Kevin Durant scores 38, powers Warriors to Game 3 win in Utah

Hopefully they garnered some much-needed momentum and strategy from those stretches that they'll be able to apply towards their game plan in Games 3 and 4 in Salt Lake City. Draymond Green says his knee is just fine. At one point, the Jazz led by as many as nine points. Green picked up a technical arguing from the bench late in the second quarter after being whistled for his third foul of the half. Read More

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Kristaps Porzingis' Twitter Account Posts, Then Deletes 'LA Clippers' Tweet

Kristaps Porzingis' Twitter Account Posts, Then Deletes 'LA Clippers' Tweet

Also, it's already been reported by ESPN that "several teams reached out to the New York Knicks to talk about possible trades" since Porzingis chose to skip his exit meeting. Porzingis' worldwide stardom was firmly established when he and a world football superstar showed one another the ultimate sign of respect. It was yet another bad, drama-filled season for the New York Knicks. Read More

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About Last Night | Spurs Won, But Also Lost

About Last Night | Spurs Won, But Also Lost

After losing Game 1 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets in embarrassing fashion, the San Antonio Spurs responded in Game 2 in a big way. The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets both claimed their respective blowout victory over the fist couple of games this series. San Antonio's win could prove to be costly because of an injury to guard Tony Parker . Read More

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Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Klitschko

Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Klitschko

The WBA agreement was, if Joshua retained his belt against Molina the fight would take place on 29 April 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London. Wlad, cut over the left eye, came back to hurt Joshua later in the round. The fact that Joshua is a heavyweight also puts him in a terrific position to overtake Mayweather as the most intriguing superstar of the modern boxing era because, traditionally, it's the big boys who stir the mainstream public's interest. Read More

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Alex Ovechkin Moves to the Third Line

Both were full participants in the roughly hour-long session, going through contact drills in the corner and taking line rushes in their normal lineup spots. Perry finished with a goal and two assists, posting another memorable playoff game following an unimpressive regular season for the former NHL MVP. Read More

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Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of 1st sub 2-hour marathon

But it's hard to underestimate the enormity of the task. "I am happy that I've reduced by 2 1/2 minutes the world record". Scientists had always believed a two-hour marathon was eventually possible, but not for decades. "I think we may have to take the result with a pinch of salt, he told CNN before the race". Now it is just 25 seconds (I need to lose). The fastest marathon ever in natural conditions was run by Dennis Kimetto in 2:02:57 in the 2014 Berlin race. Read More

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AIFF rules out I-League, ISL merger for now

AIFF rules out I-League, ISL merger for now

Asked to comment on the matter, Goel who was in the city to inspect the Salt Lake Stadium ahead of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, said: "I have not got a letter from anyone". Aizawl would not have played at all in the I-League this season as they finished eighth a year ago but after a few Goan sides pulled out of the country's top-flight league, they got a lifeline to stay afloat. Read More

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Petr Cech denies Arsenal lack leaders after reaching FA Cup final

The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has insisted that the fans helped his side to overcome Manchester City at Wembley this weekend, whilst admitting that the players have been letting down Arsene Wenger this term. In these times you can be divided or united and today we have shown the right response". "I like your question because it shows what our job is", Wenger replied when questioned about Arsenal's defensive shape. Read More

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Hull loses to increase relegation fears in EPL

Of course it is a not a good afternoon for us but it doesn't change nothing. "He is under contract by us so that's the big thing, " Moyes said. "I think we had played well but not taken anything from those games". Niasse said: "I was in a hard situation at Everton and I knew that it wasn't me doing something wrong - it was just life and football is like that". Read More

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Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, Raptors claim key win

Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, Raptors claim key win

NEED TO KNOW: The Warriors can sweep the series on Monday and get a bit of rest before they'll face the victor of the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz. Schroder made two three-pointers, a jump shot and a driving layup in the final four minutes. Portland led 88-87 going into the final quarter. Over the weekend, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr surprisingly revealed that he might not coach again during his team's current playoff run. Read More

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Warriors complete sweep of Blazers

Warriors complete sweep of Blazers

Stephen Curry was on fire, knocking down a host of absurd 3-pointers to finish with 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting overall and 7-of-11 from long range. Trail Blazers: Portland's bench, which struggled in the first two games of the series, combined for 19 points and 13 rebounds in the first half. NOTES: Golden State's 45 points tied the National Basketball Association record for the most points scored in the first quarter of a playoff game. Read More

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