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Champions League spot up for grabs on final day

Champions League spot up for grabs on final day

The goals conceded against Watford were the first in four games but it was a much-changed starting XI. Defeat here would be their 26th of the season. They are now 3rd following their midweek win at home to West Brom. Southampton vs Stoke City at St. Mary's. When the breakthrough finally arrived in the 72nd minute, inevitably it was Sanchez who saved the day, tapping in from virtually on the line after Ozil's pass had unhinged the Sunderland defender. Read More

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Allardyce backs Mou over Palace fixture

Allardyce backs Mou over Palace fixture

Jose, tactically, with whatever team he picks is very, very good at setting it up". They'll now line up against Sam Allardyce men on Sunday, days before the Europa League final against Ajax. He was brought up here and is flourishing here. "Every player that gets more money I demand more of", said the Palace manager. British media have reported Liverpool want £30 million (RM169 million) for the centre back and Eagles chairman Steve Parish has said that he will only agree a deal if it ... Read More

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Cleveland Indians promote top prospect Bradley Zimmer

Cleveland Indians promote top prospect Bradley Zimmer

He was rated as the Indians' third-best prospect earlier this year by ESPN's Keith Law. He smacked 337 hits in 1,246 at-bats with 74 doubles, 14 triples and 42 home runs with 171 runs batted in, 218 runs scored and 167 walks drawn. This has been a fact ever since joining the Indians organization, striking out 43 times this season in 33 games. "Honestly it's hard to put into words what that moment was", he said. Read More

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Ian Poulter to compete at PGA Championship

Poulter never imagined all this two weeks ago. He's been plagued by problems most of the season and has been forced to withdraw from four tournaments and missed the cut in seven other starts. Still, it's interesting just how normal Kim's situation was after winning almost $2 million the previous day. Defending champion Jason Day made a quadruple-bogey 9 at the par-5 16th hole, hit his tee shot at No. Read More

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With EPL title a formality, challenges await for Chelsea

There was little Steve Agnew's side could do to stop a rampaging Chelsea from condemning them to the drop, with Deigo Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic finding the net in a 3-0 victory for the title favourites. "We didn't play in the Champions League so we had a lot of weeks where we could prepare physically in a fantastic way, where you cannot in a normal season due to all the travelling". Read More

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Former France, PSG Coach turns down three clubs for Barcelona

Former France, PSG Coach turns down three clubs for Barcelona

Brazilian Marlon Santos will travel with the squad. He's not a right-back either, though. "We are here to help the team and get the league", he said. Real and Barca are now level on points at the summit of the log, but the Catalan giants are top of the pile due to a better head-to-head record. Luis Enrique recognises them as one of the league's best footballing sides, and they've demonstrated that over the past 18 months. Read More

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39th EPL match between Arsenal & Liverpool could be on

39th EPL match between Arsenal & Liverpool could be on

But Arsenal are guaranteed at least Europa League football next year and Pearson says Wenger's side will be desperate to end the season on a high. If fourth-placed Liverpool fails to beat West Ham away on Sunday, Arsenal knows that victories over Sunderland on Tuesday and Everton on the final day will earn the team a place in the Champions League for the 20th straight season. Read More

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Simona Halep outlasts determined Mladenovic to retain Madrid title

If he plays at a good level, he's going to win. Nastase's presence overshadowed a high quality match in which France's Mladenovic played a huge part. In the quarterfinals of the Spanish tournament, Simone did not notice the resistance of the American Vandervage 6: 1, 6: 1. In the third round, the 23-year-old thrashed her compatriot Oceane Dodin , 6-2, 6-1 in an all-French affair. Read More

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Ronald Koeman raises doubts over Ross Barkley's future at Everton

The following two tabs change content below. Though Everton will be keen to keep hold of Barkley, the chance to play in the Champions League and challenge for Premier League glory next season with Spurs may be appealing. "I don't know it's up to the player and he needs to make a decision". The club is working on a new contract for the England midfielder. "He knows what he needs to improve", said Koeman, who had no update on the striker's future. Read More

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Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

The Warriors were also without Kevin Durant in Game 3, but that didn't even slow the team down, as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson took over the game and there was really nothing that Portland could do to stop them. It's tough to see this team losing in a seven-game series when it shoots as well as it did on Monday night . When they totaled just 23 points in Game 2, the Blazers were blown out by 29 points. Read More

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Match Reports: Swansea City 1-0 Everton

Swansea still have to travel to Sunderland before facing West Brom on the final day, while Hull face relegation rivals Crystal Palace before entertaining Tottenham Hotspur. According to data from Opta, "Ayew has provided an assist in three of his last six Premier League games (3 assists), this after failing to assist in any of his first 36 in the competition". Read More

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Thomas lobbies for calls with Celtics-Wizards series tied

The first quarter of Game 4 could dictate where this game eventually ends up. Part of Washington's identity, though, is being able to force turnovers and push the pace. My teammates let me keep being aggressive. And then when we went to the hole, especially myself, I'm hitting the ground and there's no calls. Thomas, coming off a quiet 13-point performance in Boston's Game 3 loss, hit five 3-pointers in the first 13 minutes of play Sunday. Read More

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Crosby practices with Penguins, return uncertain

Crosby practices with Penguins, return uncertain

Game 5 is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET Saturday in Washington. Crosby had four points in the first two games of the series (two goals and two assists) and led the National Hockey League with 44 goals during the regular season. Niskanen was given a major penalty and game misconduct for his actions, but Ovechkin wasn't penalized. In other Penguins news, fellow forward Conor Sheary - also now sidelined with a concussion - made his return to practice today, and also took full contact. Read More

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Yasir Shah bamboozles West Indies on day four as Pakistan eye victory

Yasir Shah bamboozles West Indies on day four as Pakistan eye victory

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah did the damage late on day four, claiming his 10th five-wicket haul to finish the day with 6-90. With more and more questions being asked about his continued presence in the regional side given a paltry average of 15.40 and a topscore of 41 prior to this innings, Hope went a long way in responding to the critics in a situation where the West Indies were always likely to capitulate. Read More

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Red Sox P Matt Barnes ejected after throwing at Manny Machado

Red Sox P Matt Barnes ejected after throwing at Manny Machado

Machado had spiked Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Friday night sliding into second base. Machado's spikes clearly went high on Pedroia, but he immediately apologized and checked on Pedroia . There's zero intentions of him trying to hurt me. I really respect the courage our players had today. I love watching him. Boston manager John Farrell - who on Saturday called the league office to discuss about what he called "an illegal slide" by Machado - insisted Barnes' wayward pitch was ... Read More

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No hearing for Matt Niskanen for hit on Sidney Crosby

Asked if Crosby had suffered both upper- and lower-body injuries on the play, Sullivan again declined to comment. "We're very optimistic and hopeful we'll have him back in a timely fashion". I'm all for getting this stuff out of the game, but until the National Hockey League takes action to better protect it's players and change its culture.what can you say? Sidney Crosby led the league in goals (44) and was second in points (89) during the regular season. Read More

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With 53 draft picks, SEC leads nation for 11th straight year

With 53 draft picks, SEC leads nation for 11th straight year

Don't believe it, at least not for the teams. "I'm a hard worker". This weekend, the objective was very simple: improve. If the extensive rebuild is going to be successful, this offseason must be a foundation. Considering the wild nature of the opening round, Friday's second and third rounds could feature more of the same. The first pick they made was exactly what I wanted them to do and I was excited that they stuck to their plan and they did not make too many moves just to get one ... Read More

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