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Always Dreaming a 4-5 favourite entering Preakness

Always Dreaming a 4-5 favourite entering Preakness

Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez should be very confident that Always Dreaming can keep rolling into the Belmont Stakes on June 10. Juan Aguayo watches as Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming munches on his breakfast in Stall 40 of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , Friday, May 19, 2017. Read More

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Manchester United and England legend could miss out against Crystal Palace

Manchester United and England legend could miss out against Crystal Palace

Mourinho said he was not focused on Wednesday's final yet, concentrating on the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, and working to get a win. I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers. Mourinho said, according to the Mirror: "They are a Champions League team, they come from the Champions League, I always disagree with it". Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers

Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers

After cruising through the first set at breakneck speed with three breaks off the Spaniard's serve, Djokovic suddenly lost his composure midway in the second set. David Goffin is also through to the last eight after defeating world No. 6 Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2. "I didn't help myself find a way into the match to start playing better". Read More

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Five times Barcelona won La Liga on the final day

Five times Barcelona won La Liga on the final day

If he wins the league and Champions League in the next two weeks, he'll probably be a shoe-in. The Malaga midfield is filled with technical talent, particularly in the form of reported Arsenal target Pablo Fornals. "We're Real Madrid and we have to demonstrate that we're better and that we want to be the champions", Ronaldo said ahead of the final round of fixtures. Read More

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Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina

Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina

Sampaoli said he rejected the chance to take charge of Argentina past year. "The issue of the contract must be dealt with by the club and the federation", Sampaoli said. Inter captain Icardi has been banging on the Argentina door since earning a first cap as a substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in 2013, while the uncapped Lanzini has had a fine season in the Premier League. Read More

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Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Replays appeared to show Pillar using the slur as he yelled toward the mound, and the player issued a statement acknowledging his wrongdoing. Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman , whose wrist was broken Wednesday by a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays' Aaron Loop and is in a cast, opens a piece of bubble gum in the dugout during the first inning of the teams' baseball game Thursday, May 18, 2017 , in Atlanta. Read More

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Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

Up front, Vettel was 2.2 seconds clear of Hamilton at the end of the an incident-fuelled opening lap, and that is how it remained as the two championship protagonists traded times. "To have a close battle like that with a four-time champion is awesome". Although improvements have been made over the course of the first five races, the team still needs to find further savings so it can start using ballast to help better balance the auto. Read More

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Spieth out at Nelson; Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

Spieth out at Nelson; Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

World No. 2 Jason Day of Australia (69), Zac Blair (68), J.J. Henry (69), Willy Wilcox (67) and Scott Piercy (69) finished the second round with a total of 137, three shots behind the leaders. I had to take nearly four weeks off, really didn't practice. Thompson is playing her third tournament since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer spotted. Read More

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Mets top Marlins 11-3 with early burst but Cabrera gets hurt

Mets top Marlins 11-3 with early burst but Cabrera gets hurt

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension Sunday in a brief statement before the game, shortly before Harvey was scheduled to start against Miami. "We're going to move past it and hopefully in a short period of time we can get back to normal", Collins said. Paul Sewald did his best to preserve the bullpen by surrendering only one run over 3.1 innings while striking out six. Read More

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Sharapova is thrilled to get a wildcard for Birmingham

She is just returning from a drug ban and the organizers cited the ban as the reason for denying her a wildcard. Sharapova needed to reach at least the semi-finals of the Italian Open to qualify for the main draw of Wimbledon 2017. As the debate continues over whether certain tennis tour organisers have done the right thing by providing wild card entries to the "disgraced" Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis star has given something back to her critics on Friday May 19. Read More

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Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game

Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game

Pawtucket rallied from it's early 3-0 hole and scored the tying run in the top of the 9th inning to send the game into extra innings. He also struck out four and walked three. The A's answered with three runs in the bottom of the first. Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for Boston, which was coming off a 5-4, 13-inning victory Wednesday night at St. Read More

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Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

Here's a look at how some of the Blues' key performers in the victory over Boro - namely Alonso, Azpilicueta and Pedro - reacted to the huge win on Twitter... We know West Brom are a hard team to play against - we had a very tough game here (a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in December). With Tottenham putting up nine straight wins before their loss to West Ham on Friday, Chelsea were pressured by Spurs, but the win over Middlesbrough means it would take a collapse of epic proportions ... Read More

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Big man leads Celtics to big win in series decider

Unlike numerous previous games in this series, it was the Celtics who jumped out to the early advantage, leading 10-2 after the first few minutes. Then Olynyk took over. This was a worthy Game 7, a tight, well-fought nerve-wracker that could have gone either way. Aside from fouls, the Celtics especially were troubled in the rebounding department, as the Wizards outrebound the C's 23-14 through two quarters. Read More

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Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark

Manchester City lost to Monaco in the round of 16 of the Champions League and exited the League Cup in the fourth round. "I learned from Barcelona where I met players who were 28-29 and they learned". It would be good for the Gunners to go into that final day either level with City or just a point behind and that could happen if West Brom do us a favour at the Etihad. Read More

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Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned

Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned

Kyle Lowry was out with a sprained ankle and Toronto shot a brutal 2-for-18 from 3-point range, with 17 of the 18 attempts being uncontested. That group, which included Korver, went on a 26-7 run versus the Raptors from the start of the fourth quarter until James subbed out with 3:27 to play. Read More

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Arizona's Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking pitch to face

Ahmed hit the first pitch in the second inning down the left field line and into the Arizona bullpen for his third homer of the season to make it 1-0. This is why we see some hitters going with the protective guard on their helmet these days (like Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton ). Goldschmidt suffered a broken wrist when he was struck by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri on August 1, 2014, and the D-Backs got McCutchen in the back in the ninth inning the next day, forcing him onto the ... Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

It almost paralleled his first match at Monte Carlo, against Gilles Simon: take a first set against a unsafe but ultimately much less skilled player, lose the second, and go down a break of serve in the third before coming back to win, aided by some critical gaffes on his opponent's part (Almagro's wild baseline errors, and Simon's poor serving with the match on his racket). Read More

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Beating Arsenal will be boost for next season - Schneiderlin

Beating Arsenal will be boost for next season - Schneiderlin

As noted by ESPN FC correspondent Mattias Karen on Twitter , as seen below, Wenger dismissed questions about Adams by insisting that he didn't particularly give much importance to the former England international's thoughts. Does Arsene Wenger need a prophet to tell him his time is up? Adams, who twice won the double of Premier League and FA Cup under Wenger, was critical of the Frenchman in his autobiography "Sober" , which is being serialised by the Sun . Read More

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Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation

Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation

Better change the goalie. "We'll see how it goes", head coach Mike Sullivan said. Sullivan: "Very difficult. That's been a hard decision for this coaching staff all year long". The older Penguins, especially - Sid and Co. - really love him. It probably wasn't because we went to seven with the Flyers. And more recently, Pittsburgh hasn't possessed the proper energy level or desire needed in a playoff game. Read More

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Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland. Cavs lead 72-31, and it's unlikely to get any more competitive than it is now. They happened to play better than us in Game 1. "I didn't see it. Our team is in a great groove right now", James said. I know I do. "That's not for me to be concerned about". Read More

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Terry Finley enters Preakness confident in Always Dreaming

With the other speed horse, Conquest Mo Money , coming out of the No. 10, jockey John Velazquez, who will once again pilot the Derby victor, needs to keep his mount from getting trapped along the rail by the horses to his outside. The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes gets underway on Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore . American Pharoah swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont two years ago, ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Read More

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West Ham keen on £20m-rated Man City man

He is said to have grown frustrated at the Etihad with Gabriel Jesus, Nolito and Sergio Aguero all ahead of him in Pep Guardiola's pecking order. The Nigerian worldwide even struggled for minutes during Gabriel Jesus' long-term absence through injury, and his future is in doubt heading into the summer. Read More

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Boston Celtics: With Isaiah Thomas, How Will Markelle Fultz Fit in Rotation?

Instead, thanks to a new provision in the revamped collective bargaining agreement, the selections on the All-NBA teams have a direct impact on the earning potential of some homegrown talent in free agency. "It's one game. They took care of business, and we've just got to take care of business Game 2". Some prospects appear to be better suited for the Celtics than others. Read More

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NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs

The decisive goal in the second period from Ritchie came on a rising shot from the left circle that grazed off the right side of his mask. Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) lines up to shoot against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the first period in Game 3 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playo. Read More

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Capitals top Penguins, force Game 7

Don't think that the really bad news home fans were dreading was a defeat. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in a Game 7 for the fourth time and second time in the Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin era. He did not. A collective sigh of relief. But because of how they reached that moment - by playing their best hockey when nothing less would suffice - they will take the ice as favorites. Read More

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South Korean Kim becomes youngest to win The Players

South Korean Kim Si-woo has rallied to capture The Players Championship, one of the biggest tournaments on the PGA Tour. After his victory in the Wyndham Championship last year, Kim became the fourth player in the last 25 years to win twice on the PGA Tour before the age of 22, following in the footsteps of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth. Read More

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