• Real Madrid beat Atletico to advance to 2017 UEFA Champions League final

    Cristiano Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick had helped his team put one foot into the final but when Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann struck for the hosts, Real could have buckled. Standing in Madrid's way is a remarkable Juve side who have conceded just three goals in their entire Champions League campaign in 2016-17. Facing them in the final will be special, because I still have Juventus in my heart.

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  • EPL 2016/17, Stoke 1-4 Arsenal: 5 talking points

    Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.20pm BST. The England global was deservedly voted Arsenal's player of the month for April after assisting goals in games against West Ham and Manchester City and looked unsafe at Southampton on Wednesday before a hamstring problem curtailed his involvement.

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  • One thing every Rangers loss this series has in common

    We didn't do the small things right. We've been good on the road all season long, so I don't know why we couldn't steal a game in a playoff series against a good team. "I think it's the last couple of games", Lundqvist said. "It felt like we were in control for the most part and played a really smart game". They've also gotten very good play from their star goaltender, who bounced back from a disastrous Game 2 in a big way, and is on the same page as his coach.

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  • Sri Lanka in altitude training before Champions Trophy

    Sri Lanka in altitude training before Champions Trophy

    The overall prize money for the 50-over tournament between the world's top eight sides has been increased by half a million dollars from the last edition in 2013 to $US4.5 million, the governing body said in a statement. "The demand has been extraordinary so far but there are still limited tickets available for some matches across all venues", said Elworthy. "This is the only way you guarantee a ticket and avoid disappointment".

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  • Bottas: Hamilton relationship could take a turn

    Bottas: Hamilton relationship could take a turn

    It's actually only been since October, when Hamilton finished 18th after an engine failure from the lead at the Malaysian Grand Prix . The Finn looked on course for a straightforward win until a rare slip saw him damage a tire. Later, he added: "Why is my vehicle overheating, guys?" "In the race I had overheating", he told reporters later, "but I think I could have kept up with the guys ahead but I should have been further up with better pace in general, and that was lacking from Saturday ...

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  • Liverpool on alert as top four bid reaches crunch time

    Liverpool on alert as top four bid reaches crunch time

    But he has started only six Premier League matches all season, just over half the number he has missed through injury. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. And Bilic added: "Every league is hard but here you have maybe six clubs that are expecting to win the title and for them not to get in the Champions League, it's a failure of course".

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  • Penguins push Capitals to the brink of another disappointing ending

    Penguins push Capitals to the brink of another disappointing ending

    Washington expects Pittsburgh to ramp up the physical play in Game 4 even as Fleury warned about the dangers of trying to retaliate. Crosby is fourth in team scoring in these playoffs with 11 points in eight games after leading the National Hockey League with 44 goals in the regular season and the Penguins with 89 points.

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  • Swansea out of bottom three with crucial Everton victory

    His creativity and vision was sorely missed by City in those games, and Palace didn't know how to deal with him here. Perhaps worse than Naughton's potential absence; Fernando Llorente has been struggling with a dead leg he picked up in training and must shake it off before the game if Clement is to field his preferred line up.

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  • Chelsea moves closer to Premier League title by trouncing Middlesbrough

    Chelsea moves closer to Premier League title by trouncing Middlesbrough

    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 must focus and prepare well and West Brom away won't be easy, but we are in a good moment and with concentration and a good attitude we will try to win".

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  • Fabregas wants Chelsea to wrap up title in a hurry

    Fabregas wants Chelsea to wrap up title in a hurry

    As they did in the early Mourinho days, Chelsea now seem nearly unbeatable at times and their ruthless efficiency under Conte has the west London club dreaming of not only glory in the PL but more success back in the UEFA Champions League next season.

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  • Everton without five for Chelsea clash, new thigh injury, attacker available

    The goals they score often differ - you will see more Costa snapshots inside the box from crosses in using his poachers instincts, with Lukaku often running in behind from long balls and scoring one on one. With Europa League football secured for next season, Everton have little else to play for. 'He's a good guy but, I repeat, for us Diego is a very important player and, in this part of the season, he will be decisive for us'.

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  • Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

    Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

    However, without Kyle Lowry - who sat out due to an ankle sprain he suffered in Game 2 - Toronto didn't have enough firepower to keep pace with the Cavaliers. "Starting Tristan (Thompson ) in that fourth quarter and Bron (James) together. we (were) able to switch and we're comfortable with that", Lue said.

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  • Duke's Frank Jackson to remain in NBA Draft

    Duke's Frank Jackson to remain in NBA Draft

    Jackson's father confirmed the report to ESPN's Jeff Goodman . A 6'3 combo guard at the college level, Jackson averaged 10.9 points per game for Duke in 2016-17. After impressing NBA scouts with his play in the 5 on 5 segment of the NBA Draft Combine, he has now officially chosen to begin his career as an NBA player.

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  • Arsenal beat Southampton as they chase Champions League spot

    Arsenal beat Southampton as they chase Champions League spot

    Aaron Ramsey, booed by some Stoke fans having come on for Sanchez, then made a lively contribution at the ground where he broke his leg in 2010. This coincided with a change of tactics from the French manager, as he turned to using a three man defence, and it appears to have worked wonders for both the player and manager.

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  • Matt Harvey was partying at club until 4 am day of absence

    He did not show up at Citi Field for Saturday night's game against Miami and took "full blame" for that. He didn't take it easy despite having to pitch on Sunday afternoon, either. Last season he ended up missing a lot more than three games to say the least. Before he was suspended by the Mets, pitcher Matt Harvey was visited by members of the team's security staff, Fan Rag Sports' Jon Heyman reports , though the two sides disagree about the nature of the visit.

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  • Luis Enrique anticipating tough test for Barcelona at Las Palmas

    Luis Enrique anticipating tough test for Barcelona at Las Palmas

    However - and not through any fault of those days off - Barca coach Luis Enrique heads into the match with a quandary to solve: Who plays in defence at the Estadio Gran Canaria? The Spain forward will come up against his former Clasico foes with Las Palmas - where he is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain - on Sunday at the same time as Madrid host Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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  • Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

    During the game, which was the sixth of the Western Conference Semifinals in the NBA Playoffs, Harden shot an abysmal 2/11 from the field on his way to 10 points, 7 assists and 6 turnovers. But the Warriors will enter the series on May 14 as the young guns - despite their own accolades - looking to knock down the tested and proven Spurs , and swipe supremacy from their collective grasp.

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  • "Ojalá que todas las reglas fueran iguales para todos" — Vidal contra Messi

    Es que, por esta razón, la " Pulga " podrá jugar los últimos cuatro partidos de las Eliminatorias sudamericanas rumbo al Mundial de Rusia 2018 . "Tras una defensa ejemplar de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino , la Comisión de Apelación de la FIFA decidió levantarle la sanción a Lionel Messi", publicó la AFA en su sitio web oficial.

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  • ¡Real Madrid va a la Final de la Champions!

    ¡Real Madrid va a la Final de la Champions!

    Apeado en semifinales de la Liga de Campeones , el Atlético no podrá disputar la final de Cardiff (Gales), pero al menos cerrará la historia de los derbis madrileños en la ribera del Manzanares con una victoria, que suena a poco botín después de haber llegado a soñar con la remontada durante casi toda la primera parte.

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  • Antonio Conte ranks Premier League triumph in career

    Chris Brunt added: "We can't just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the League". West Brom will be no pushovers however, with boss Tony Pulis vowing to put up strong opposition to the Blues title ambitions. "We'll give it our best. We owe it to our supporters and we have our own targets to hit". Chelsea have been warned West Brom will be no pushovers when they head to The Hawthorns for a prospective title party.

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  • Giroud double helps Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 in Premier League

    The referee and his linesmen failed to spot it, and the goal stood. Much of Arsenal's continued evolution, irrespective of Wenger's continued stay, will rest on the fate of Alexis Sanchez. In an attempt to get back in the game , Mark Hughes threw on Peter Crouch and the substitution paid immediate dividends. - Stoke have shipped 24 goals at home this season - their joint-highest in a single Premier League campaign (same as 2015-16).

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  • Alonso gives McLaren 6 months to fix failing F1 vehicle

    Alonso gives McLaren 6 months to fix failing F1 vehicle

    Alonso's contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The drip turned into a gush of yellowish liquid when a crane lifted the McLaren away from the track. "We've been underperforming in the first four races". He had to abandon the Russian GP last round when his vehicle broke down on the formation lap. And Alonso made it clear that McLaren must find a solution if it expects him to stick around next year.

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  • Nadal sees off Djokovic in semi-finals — Madrid Masters

    Nadal sees off Djokovic in semi-finals — Madrid Masters

    After that, he was able to serve out the match as Djokovic knocked a return just wide. Djokovic hadn't made it to a semifinal since he won in Doha in the beginning of the season. "I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again", said Djokovic , who conceded the No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray in November previous year.

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  • Washington has resisted in a series with "Boston"

    When Washington hosted Boston on January 24, the players dressed in all-black for what they called a "funeral game". Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points for the Celtics but missed a final 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Game 2 was even more impressive for IT. After a sluggish start, Wall stepped it up in the second half, scoring 23 of the Wizards' 51 points. Beal had a game-high 33 points despite missing 7 of 8 3-pointers.

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  • What Happens To Kyle Lowry Now?

    I still have to get my ankle healthy, get treatment, get to that point". "I've said that three times already". For me, I think that at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 - something should be close. Tucker proved his worth in the playoffs, particularly in Game 4 against Cleveland when he forced LeBron James to make six turnovers. Every great team has to face their own version of a video game Boss, and just like in the digital realm, they usually have to lose multiple times before they make it over the hump.

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  • Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday

    Popovich announced before the game that Leonard would not play. "We've got to get better next year". "I definitely have to help out Kawhi (Leonard )", Aldridge said, via the San Antonio Express-News, after Game 2 . This has been especially true in the playoffs, where 48.5 percent of San Antonio's field goals have been unassisted, fourth-highest in the playoffs and just a fraction of a percent below Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.

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  • FIFA le quita la sanción a Messi

    El argumento de la FIFA para levantar la sanción es que no tiene pruebas suficientes para sancionar al jugador por algo que no informó el árbitro del partido. Por insultos hacia uno de los jueces de línea brasileño durante y al final del encuentro que la 'albiceleste' derrotó a Chile por 1-0. La Albiceleste es quinta en estas eliminatorias con 22 puntos, detrás de Brasil (33 unidades), Colombia (24), Uruguay (23) y Chile (23).

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