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Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2

Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2

The Twins are playing with confidence after a dominant 7-2 victory over the White Sox in the series opener Tuesday. The White Sox have lost four games in a row and find themselves below.500 for the first time since April 23. Minnesota Twins' Kennys Vargas (19) listens to starting pitcher Hector Santiago in the dugout after Santiago was pulled by manager Paul Molitor during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Chicago . Read More

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Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible

Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible

Familia has posted a shaky 4.93 SIERA with a 23.3 percent strikeout rate and 1.61 WHIP through 11 games (9 1/3 innings pitched) this season. "I feel great. "He's used to coming back-to-back-to-back", Mets manager Terry Collins said. Mets: Harvey (2-2, 5.14 ERA) pitches Friday in Milwaukee, his first start since serving a three-day suspension imposed by the team for skipping Saturday's game against Miami following a late night on the town. Read More

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Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

Real Madrid's mentor, Zinedine Zidane, once played for Juventus but later in 2001 joined Real. With a third Champions League final in four seasons on the horizon, the strategy is obviously working. However, one factor that threatens to halt Atletico's progress is a ban preventing them from signing new players until January. "Benzema's move changed the game", Madrid midfielder Casemiro said. Read More

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Orioles-Nationals postponed by rain

Orioles-Nationals postponed by rain

Jayson Werth led off the ninth with a homer to end an 11-pitch at-bat and begin Brach's downfall. Singles by Jones and Manny Machado, along with an intentional walk to Chris Davis, loaded the bases for Trumbo in the 12th. Marquez had a no-hitter going until Kris Bryant's double leading off the seventh inning. Strasburg barely had his streak of five consecutive quality starts snapped last time out, but he still overcame four walks to toss 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a win at Philadelphia. Read More

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Orioles closer Britton hopes to be back sooner than later

Orioles closer Britton hopes to be back sooner than later

How long he will stay on the DL remains unclear, but Britton intends to return well before the All-Star break, refuting reports he could be out for 60 days. Britton, who admitted that he came off the DL too soon, also said he had two MRIs done and saw a hand specialist in California. Britton established himself as one of the game's elite closers past year and with the Orioles in a tight race in the American League East this early in the season with the Yankees , it's a tough loss to deal ... Read More

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Will Power on pole for IndyCar Grand Prix

Will Power on pole for IndyCar Grand Prix

I thought that it would really come in on used tires. "But yeah, really cool to start at the front again". Newgarden will start third, his best starting position in the race . "There are places where you have good luck and places where you have bad luck, and the Grand Prix of Indy has always been a very good place for me", Pagenaud said. Read More

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Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku their priority target for the summer

Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku their priority target for the summer

However, the Guardian reports that Mourinho is now ready to bring the striker to United to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and is out till later in the year. Will it be Manchester or London for Lukaku? Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, at the end of the season. Read More

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Matt Harvey Reportedly a 'Wreck' After Seeing Adriana Lima with Julian Edelman

That said, there were reports that Harvey felt he did nothing wrong and was planning to file a grievance against the Mets for suspending him. Harvey can appeal the suspension. "I'm just trying to move forward always", Familia said. "I hope we get a chance in the postseason to do it again". As Heyman explains, the Mets sending personnel over weren't there to make sure was okay but rather to make sure his story was checking out. Read More

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Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection

An on-track dustup turned into an off-track fight with Joey Logano at Las Vegas, then an untimely crash by Logano at Phoenix spoiled Busch's late lead. As the defending victor at Kansas, Busch is particularly eager for a repeat Saturday night given that he - and Joe Gibbs Racing - have been locked out of victory lane through the first 10 races of the season. Read More

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Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon

Patty Mills was the primary point guard without Parker and Ginobili served as the lead backup. Ryan Anderson , who came into the game averaging 16 PPG in the series, came up with just 2 points. San Antonio has now won four of its last five meetings with the Rockets . James Harden exploded for 43 points in a losing effort for Houston. It is more than just who is going to start. Read More

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Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

He became the first Astros pitcher to toss at least six scoreless innings without a walk and at least seven strikeouts since left-hander Dallas Keuchel did it on August 25, 2014, in NY. The 40-year-old Beltran has made five starts in left, but there's much more ground to cover in left field at Yankee Stadium, so Hinch put Beltran in right - a spot he often played for the Yankees. Read More

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Puel insists Van Dijk will stay a Saint

Puel insists Van Dijk will stay a Saint

Saints boss Claude Puel spoke to reporters during his pre-match press conference, and issued a hands-off warning to any club who might be considering making an approach for Virgil van Dijk in the summer, as quoted by Sky Sports . Heading into the summer transfer window, it's imperative that Liverpool gets their recruitment absolutely spot on and signing Virgil Van Dijk for £50 million would be a statement of intent to the league's big boys. Read More

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Pats issue seldom-used May 9 tender to LeGarrette Blount

Pats issue seldom-used May 9 tender to LeGarrette Blount

What does that mean? It also hurts Blount's chances of signing with another team in free agency because of the compensatory pick formula. And for a 30-year-old back coming off his best season and looking for one more payday, Blount being forced to renew his Patriots vows and return to an increasingly crowded RB room likely isn't what he had in mind when he said at a recent Celtics game, "give me some money". Read More

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Chris Ashton may get fairytale finish with Saracens in cup final

Chris Ashton may get fairytale finish with Saracens in cup final

Clermont have twice won the Challenge Cup but their record in finals is generally not a good omen - they have lost 11 of their 12 Top 14 deciders. They're a big physical team with a strong set-piece and a deadly attack as well. Mark McCall's men are on the verge of being regarded as one of the greatest English sides ever and, arguably, one of the best Europe has seen but skipper Brad Barritt, pictured, insists that the focus is homed in on enjoyment and appreciating the ride they are on ... Read More

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Crosby skates at Penguins practice, concussion recovery remains 'day-to-day process'

Crosby skates at Penguins practice, concussion recovery remains 'day-to-day process'

Crosby's injury still hangs over the series, even as the Penguins take a comfortable 3-1 lead to Washington this weekend. Excelling on the power play does not get any easier with Crosby on the shelf. The Penguins have become adept at surviving the loss of bold-faced names this season. A glance at the box score would make this win seem a lot like the Penguins' Game 1 victory in Verizon Center. Read More

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FIFA keeps bidding options open for 2026 World Cup

FIFA keeps bidding options open for 2026 World Cup

What is certain is that the 2026 World Cup will be the first edition with 48 teams instead of 32 - limiting the range of countries capable of hosting. "Morocco is always the one that is mentioned in the media for fairly obvious reasons as they have bid for the World Cup before", Sunil Gulati, the head of the US Soccer Federation and a FIFA Council member, said. Read More

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Ajax survive Lyon fightback to face Manchester United in Europa League final

Ajax survive Lyon fightback to face Manchester United in Europa League final

The Amsterdam giants were tested in their semi-final second leg away to Lyon , and were beaten 3-1 on the night. However, Ajax leaned on their 4-1 lead from the first leg to go through 5-4 on aggregate. Ajax defender Nick Viergever was sent off after receiving his second yellow card in the 84th minute. Maxwel Cornet nearly forced extra time with a shot which flew inches wide of the far post in the final minute, but a clearly rattled Ajax managed to hold on. Read More

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Ancelotti insists Boateng and Sanches going nowhere

Ancelotti insists Boateng and Sanches going nowhere

RB briefly kept Bayern off the top of the Bundesliga for three weeks last November with a transfer policy of signing raw, young talent - all five signings in the a year ago are 21 or younger. He has had his own injury problems that have led to him playing just 29 times in 2½ years, but on a free transfer and a short contract to start, it's not much of a gamble. Read More

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Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

The Ducks , meanwhile, are playing just 48 hours after eliminating the Oilers in a draining series. The Ducks have experience and firepower, but Nashville has a big advantage in net with Pekka Rinne . The top four is so strong that there hasn't been a single offensive star - not Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Artemi Panarin, Vladimir Tarasenko or Jaden Schwartz - that has been able to consistently break through. Read More

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Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry Needs to be Better in Game 3

Perhaps their downfall in the postseason is the result of missing vital defencemen, such as Cam Fowler, who has since returned, and Sami Vatanen. "I thought there were a few details or characteristics in our game that slipped into last night's effort that we saw in the 7-0 loss, so today will be a good day to enjoy the win, but also be a very direct day, to the group, that we need to do some things better". Read More

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India's Manohar to continue as ICC chief

India's Manohar to continue as ICC chief

The BCCI was the only board to oppose the new financial model and was one of the two that voted against a revised constitution, which will allow the ICC to include additional full members in the future.The decisions will have to be ratified at the ICC's annual conference in June. Read More

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Wladimir Klitschko posts Classy Message On Social Media

Wladimir Klitschko posts Classy Message On Social Media

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn emphasized the global importance of the Watford native fighting for three belts against the Ukrainian legend and in front of 90,000 spectators at the famed England stadium. "Anthony was better today than I", Klitschko said. "For sure people are going to call it an instant classic when you review the fight in a couple of years and even already now". Read More

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David Moyes to stay on as Sunderland manager for next season

David Moyes to stay on as Sunderland manager for next season

Moyes said: "Even if some players go, we'd have the nucleus of a pretty good side". "The dressing room is down, we're not happy", said Hull defender Andrew Robertson. While clear that he retained a base of support in the boardroom, Moyes hinted he wanted to hear more about the club's ambitions for next season when the men reconvene at the end of the campaign. Read More

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Cleveland stroll into NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto has tended to rely more on DeRozan's mid-range game, but coach Dwane Casey said the Raptors need to evolve. LeBron James improved his National Basketball Association record 11th series sweeps in a seven-game series. They're one of the league's top eight teams by any measure and that shouldn't be taken for granted. They're the defending champs for a reason. "I'm just gonna be there for him as a friend". Read More

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Ronaldo had doping test after Champions Legaue Hat Trick

Ronaldo had doping test after Champions Legaue Hat Trick

We try to play our football and enjoy ourselves. "I've prepared myself to be in great shape in the final stages of the Spanish league and the Champions League ". It's a lot of goals, I didn't expect it. "It's hard at Madrid to keep everyone happy because everyone is so good but those demands and the level of competition makes everyone eager to play and make the difference". Read More

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Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh is happy to be back in Team India

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh is happy to be back in Team India

Starc , who has recovered from a foot injury that cut short his India Test tour in March, said he is excited by the prospect of combining with his fellow speedsters at the Champions Trophy. The opponents can rule us out at their risk but we are a good side, which is capable of beating any side on its day. "We have sent an email to the ICC asking how they plan to compensate us if our business is impacted due to India's pullout". Read More

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