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Murray loses to Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals

Nadal looked set to roll past Zeballos, but he had to save five break points in windy conditions to get the straight-sets win. Murray fell for the first time in three meetings with Thiem. Murray faced break points at 3-2 down in the decider and Thiem duly moved 4-2 in front. The 26-year-old had overcome Thiago Monteiro and Mischa Zverev to make it this far in the event, having never previously triumphed on clay at ATP Tour level. Read More »

Thames has 1 of Brewers' 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds

Eric Thames is on fire after leaving the KBO and returning to Major League Baseball this season, so naturally, he's picked up a few haters along the way. Thames could be the player to finally provide stability at first base, which has been a revolving door since Prince Fielder left. The Brewers are off Thursday. Read More »

Flowers' four RBIs trigger Braves' 8-2 win over Mets

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Syndergaard shut down the Braves in his first start this season, allowing no runs over six innings while racking up seven strikeouts, so he makes for a solid play Thursday. Markakis finished with three hits. Unfortunately, the Mets rank dead last in the National League with a.208 team batting average. The catcher was replaced by Rene Rivera in the fifth inning as part of a double switch. Read More »

With multiple outfielders hurt, Dodgers call up top prospect Cody Bellinger

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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Joc Pederson on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced Monday. It's not yet known the severity of Pederson's injury, but Bellinger's presence in the lineup should help fill the void in the outfield. The Dodgers' top hitting prospect is on his way to the big leagues. Read More »

Manfred: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins

Bloomberg reported that the two were among the winning group to purchase the Marlins from longtime owner Jeffrey Loria. Loria had been close to a deal with the Kushner family, relatives by marriage to President Donald Trump, but no agreement was reached. Read More »

Eric Thames sets Brewers mark with 11th home run in April

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He also tied a franchise record with his 10th homer in April. "There are some teams that somehow the ball finds your barrel, and there are some teams where you get a good pitch and you swing and it is a foul ball or a strikeout". Ryan Braun left the game in the sixth inning after fouling a number of pitches off his foot. Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their ... Read More »

Senators survive another OT to advance in NHL playoffs

TORONTO - Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting Washington to a series-winning 2-1 victory over Toronto in Game 6. "We needed to take advantage of that", said Pageau. Also, the Senators got their best players going. I think every game was a one-goal game, so it was a hard-fought series and just didn't go out way. Read More »

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante named PFA Player of the Year

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The 26-year-old France midfielder, who joined Chelsea from English champions Leicester City before the season started, is the fourth Frenchman to lift the award after Eric Cantona, David Ginola and twice victor Thierry Henry. "It's a huge honour to be chosen by the other players". Kante won the title with Leicester City in his only season at the club following his £5.6m arrival from Caen last season. Read More »

This is how good I really was for Manchester United

But Omnisport comprehends Aguero and Silva were involved with a healing session together with the remainder of Pep Guardiola's squad on Monday - an encouraging indication that two of the Catalan's crucial players could still play part in a match which is prone to really have a tremendous say in the conflict to for Champions League qualification. Read More »

Nick Saban: I'll 'never get over' National Title game loss to Clemson

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That's probably our fault as coaches because we protected him, instead of developed him as a young player. Despite being the SEC's Offensive Player of the Year during a season in which he set several program records as a freshman, Hurts famously struggled with consistency in the postseason while facing three of the nation's Top 15 pass defenses last season. Read More »

Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94

However, their biggest win was against the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena where they had also won last season. Third, Brad Stevens will be in the top three candidate for the NBA's Coach of the Year award. "We got a big playoff run coming for you guys", he said. While Butler and Thomas won't guard one another, they will have the game within the game battle of which All-Star can lead their team to the second-round. Read More »

Cubs' Addison Russell blasts two-out walk-off homer to sink Brewers

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Kevin Pillar had three hits for the second straight game and stole two bases as the Blue Jays won for the third time this season and improved to 2-6 on their homestand. He walked four in this game, matching his season high from past year, and that makes seven walks in the 16 frames. METS 5, PHILLIES 4 Jay Bruce homered twice and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that sent NY to a victory over Philadelphia. Read More »

Arsenal eyeing FA Cup title and top-four league finish - Monreal

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He has been proved right. Gabriel made a big impression as an 82nd-minute substitute against Spurs and went onto start the next four games, scoring three times including a last-minute victor against Swansea City. After a good start in the season, Arsenal somehow lost their form on the way. "I don't think they will be happy", he told reporters. The stage is set for two titans of the English Premier League to lock horns and do battle, for the fierce rivals Arsenal FC and Manchester ... Read More »

Olympic Gold Medalist Brianna Rollins Suspended For Missed Drug Test

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One of Sally Pearson's main 100m hurdles rivals will not race her at the world championships after Olympic champion Brianna Rollins' 12-month ban for missing drugs tests. Yesterday, an arbitration panel handed her a year-long drug ban-even though she never tested positive for any banned substances. "As agreed by Claimant she shows no evidence of avoiding testing, masking drug use, or using drugs". Read More »

Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story

Robinson, who played two games for the New Orleans Pelicans past year, averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 assists in 82 games for Chicago in 2012-13. Consider: Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has never been on a team that blew a 2-0 series lead (Wade and the Miami Heat were 12-0 in such spots), and the Celtics are 1-16 all-time in series where they lost the first two games. Read More »

Dave Gettleman sees "half a dozen" every-down running backs in draft

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However, why does the defending champion get to have all the good players? Two of them were starters by the end of the season. "I have to. I am walking that tight rope", Gettleman said. Instead, he alluded to his ability to run and catch and said "I guess that is three downs". "He's certainly shown that he can carry the load at Stanford". Read More »

Gronkowski pops into White House briefing

As we learned before the Super Bowl, Tom's mother, Galynn Brady , has been battling cancer over the previous year, so many are anxious that the "personal family matter" he skipped White House event for has to do with her. "Almost brought me to tears", said Mitchell, 23, the 2016 fourth-round draft choice from Georgia. Brady's mother has also reportedly been suffering from health problems. Read More »

Everton 'demand world-record £100 million fee' for Romelu Lukaku

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku has admitted that he subscribes to the in-house TV channels of both Chelsea and Manchester United. If clubs are unwilling to match Everton's asking price Lukaku will have little option to keep on playing, aware that a severe dip in his performances could hinder his World Cup place next summer. Read More »

New York Yankees: Aaron Judge Obliterates BP Fastball Over Sports Bar

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He had runners on scoring position three out of those seven innings and, to the White Sox hitters' credit, they squared up the balls well at times, especially Jose Abreu , who had three hits off Tanaka tonight (including two doubles). Standing 6-foot-6-inches and using an over-the-top delivery, Montgomery delivers the baseball from a unique arm slot. Guess what? I don't envision Montgomery being displaced anytime soon. Read More »

Muslim Board moves law panel against changes in Sharia laws

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The issue had initially led to discussions around a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), but the court has set that matter aside as a different case, and asked the government to form their answers exclusively on the concept of triple talaq . Announcing the decision taken by the board, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said , "No out-of-court settlement is acceptable to us". It said it could exercise restraint on oral divorce by socially boycotting and fining those who resort to the practice ... Read More »

Sai Praneeth smashing victory in Singapore Open Super Series against Srikanth

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In a moment of rare goodwill gesture the Indian shuttler got hold of two Indian flags after his win and handed one to his opponent Kidambi Srikanth. "I felt a little bad about playing a fellow-Indian in the final". "I think everyone around me is more concerned about these five titles". The Spaniard still failed to find her rhythm in the second, as a composed Tai dictated the pace and saw out the game comfortably. Read More »

Leicester City ponders Wes Morgan's fitness for Atletico clash

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Sam Allardyce has been imploring his players to "respect the point" since taking the reins at Crystal Palace back in December, and yesterday's 2-2 draw was evidence his players are taking note. Palace struck back impressively and were back in the game inside two minutes. Before this run, they'd won five games in 26 attempts in the Premier League. Read More »

JJ Redick Breaks Clippers Single-Season Mark for 3-Point Makes

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, bottom, grabs a loose ball against Sacramento Kings' Willie Cauley-Stein during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017 , in Los Angeles. The Kings finished 32-50, one win fewer than last season . The Clippers pulled away in the third quarter after leading by six at halftime. "They've been playing hard and been playing together". Read More »

Ronaldo double secures Real Madrid comeback win over Bayern

The four-time world player of the year then slotted in the victor between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs 13 minutes from time. "We are all happy because getting a result here is not easy". It means Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Keylor Navas have all been given the weekend off - despite all three being fully fit. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer kept Bayern in the tie with a string of saves and believes his team can book a sixth straight semi-finals berth. Read More »

Walcott confident Arsenal are back on the up

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also hailed the Germany star's return to form after the game, and Sky pundit Matt Le Tissier has also leapt to his defence . "When we do that well, everything else comes into play". And the Arsenal manager expressed his pleasure that his team have put their recent nervousness behind them:"It's a good result tonight and a relief as well because we have gone through a bad period". Read More »

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Passes Away At Age 84

Operating the team since the 1960's, Rooney took over the family legacy from his father who founded the franchise. Of all the contributions Dan Rooney made to the National Football League, the Rooney Rule was the most important and far reaching. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez Manchester City are now favourites to sign Arsenal striker

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He is understood to be disgruntled by the team's performances and could look to leave this summer. Earlier this week, Chilean media reported Sanchez had already chose to move to City and was " very close " to agreeing a deal. He said: "As players you can't decide who manages the club". "I don't really pay too much attention to what the experts say", Ozil said of any of his critics. Read More »

Tony Pulis keen to keep Reds record going

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The challenge of West Brom is big enough and has all our respect and all our concentration. West Brom play an outstanding season. Last two or three matches they didn't score but (that's) nothing we should think about. The 27-year-old suggests Liverpool will adopt the three at the back formation again this Sunday but fans will hope they adapt more quickly than they did against Stoke. Read More »

Female kicker Becca Longo signs letter of intent for Adams State

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Longo told ESPN that she has had a fascination with kicking for years, despite suffering a back injury that led doctors to believe she would never play sports again. Granted, the state's newest kicker - Becca Longo - wouldn't mind ending up there someday. "I didn't know that until today", Longo said, according to ESPN (ESPN has also confirmed the historical significance of Longo's scholarship). Read More »

National Hockey League suspends Brad Marchand for final 2 regular-season games

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The play came just over two months after he was fined $10,000 on January 26 for what the Department dubbed a "dangerous trip" on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Krownwall. While we have no love for Kronwall, for obvious reasons, this was a risky move and could have resulted in a very serious injury had things played out even slightly different. Read More »

Buck Showalter takes another shot at Red Sox, then blames media

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The lefthander had been on the disabled list while coming back from a forearm injury. The flu has mostly passed now, and the Red Sox are revealing themselves to be the type of team that's going to thrive only if they're opportunistic, because the power still hasn't shown up. Read More »

US says 'credible reports' Russia tried to interfere with Montenegro elections

Trump "has been very firm that he is 100% committed to Nato", a White House official said, a position "probably reinforced by everything that Russian Federation is doing". "We had good bonding, good chemistry; he wants to help us with North Korea, and I said the way we are going to make a good trade deal is to hep us with North Korea". Read More »

Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors

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Garcia's hot start gave way to a hard battle on Augusta's second nine, as chasers fell off the pace. England's Justin Rose and Spain's Sergio Garcia are tied at the top at 6-under and will go off together in the final group. Garcia made an improbable par at the 13th after taking a penalty drop, and Rose three-putted for par. Garcia needed only one as he drained the 12-foot birdie putt, winning his first major title at his 74th attempt. Read More »

Cotton dazzles as A's spoil Royals' home opener with 2-0 win

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Ventura passed away this January in a auto wreck in the Dominican Republic. "I think the hard part is there's no real blueprint with how to deal with something like this", Kansas City pitcher Chris Young said of Ventura's death, per Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star . Read More »

NCAA Shuns LGBTQ Groups, Restores NC as Destination for Championship Games

But the NCAA said a majority of its board of governors "reluctantly voted" to allow the state to be considered for hosting future championship games. "Clearly, they wanted a clean repeal of House Bill 2 as did I", Gov. Roy Cooper said, "but it is important that they recognize the progress in this legislation and they recognize that, even though it wasn't everything they wanted, that it was enough for them to come back". Read More »

Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers

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A wild pitch by Mike Montgomery with the bases loaded and one out in the inning ended the game. Ryan Braun provided most of Milwaukee's offense with a three-run home run in the third inning off Jake Arrieta (2-0). It has a tendency to carry here. "He said he was all right but I didn't feel good about it". I'm trying to be mad about tonight, but I really can't. Read More »

Novak Djokovic wins on return v Albert Ramos Vinolas in Davis Cup

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Spain, the five-time Davis Cup champions, are also without the likes of Roberto Bautista-Agut, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco but can still call on 19th-ranked Pablo Carreno Busta and world 24 Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the singles. But Sock is scheduled to play the first reverse singles on Sunday, against Nick Kyrgios. Pouille gave hosts France a winning start in the quarter-final with a 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 victory over Kyle Edmund. Read More »

Coutinho and Firmino seal points for Liverpool at Stoke

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English Premier League giants Liverpool are set to visit Australian shores this winter, according to reports from the Daily Telegraph this morning . Chelsea are firm favourites to lift the Premier League . The Premier League declined to comment on Coates's complaint about a rule change that was enacted at the request of its member clubs or his compensation demand. Read More »

Spurs 'fully deserved' comeback win over Swansea - Pochettino

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The north London club then scored twice in injury time through Heung-Min Son and Eriksen as Tottenham completed a remarkable late turnaround to bag the full three points. "Winning a trophy is not as easy as, for example, going to the shop and buying a pen". "Last year was a good year for them, they were close and they have top-class players". Read More »

Gary Neville predicts where Arsenal and Man United will finish

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Spurs meanwhile have a trio of games they will expect to win, with Swansea City (away), Watford (home) and Bournemouth (home) their next three matches. The general market perception is that the need to buy players midway through a season adds more value to the pursuit of the clubs and hence the selling clubs have often been the beneficiary as they part ways with players for a higher transfer fee than they would have received in the summer. Read More »

Ronaldo ambition and energy key for Madrid against Atleti, says Zidane

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Zidane has only been in charge of Real since January 2016, but he has already won a UEFA Champions League and is well set to claim Los Blancos' first La Liga title since 2012. "Coaches live off their results, if the results are good they are gods, if they are bad they are demons", he says. "Over the previous couple of years - the past four or five years since Simeone's been there they've enhanced a great deal in that aspect however in addition they play football well". Read More »

Arter questions Southampton pitch after penalty miss

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Andrew Surman also had a chance cleared off the line by James Ward-Prowse as the two sides now stand locked on 34 points in mid-table. However, Arter seemed to slip before striking the ball, which sailed way, way over the bar and into the stratosphere. Read More »

Kompany pleased with City display despite Chelsea defeat

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I try to do my best to win games and we have now eight games to play. "Usually I like to say only who wins write the history". "He's making an outstanding job, not only great results - I like the way they play. "It wasn't easy", Conte said after the game. We are both very happy to be here. "It wasn't the most pretty game from us, but it was a very consistent performance". Read More »

Masters champion Willett likely to miss cut

McIlroy had bogeyed the first for the second day in succession, which possibly accounted for the wind-assisted 393-yard drive which he then smashed down the second. His length off the tee provides him with the ability to tear up course, and he should be confident with the greens at Augusta after leading the putting stats at last year's tournament. Read More »

Chelsea: Conte rues missed chances

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The result left the side still seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who defeated Burnley 2-0, with nine matches of the season remaining. Still they need 21 points to win the title. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he wants to open talks with Wilfried Zaha over a new contract following interest from Spurs. For sure there was something, but I think it's right also to accept the decision of the referee. Read More »

Big Top, Easter Egg Hunt coming to Hurley

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The event, which runs from 10.m.to 2 p.m., attracted more than 3,000 egg hunters previous year and park officials urge attendees to arrive early. Bring your own basket, and the hunt is for kids ages 10 and under. The Boyce Community Center Easter egg hunt will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the center at 10054 Woodburn Allen Springs Road. MILLEDGEVILLE - The Milledgeville High School Drama Club will present its spring musical, "Grease", at 7 p.m. Read More »

Smith, Rahane propel Supergiant to victory

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He may have ended proceedings on the losing side in Australia Test series with India last month, but Steve Smith began his 2017 Indian Premier League campaign as a victor. After Rahane departed, with Nitish Rana holding his nerves to take a splendid catch deep at square leg, Smith took charge to enable his team to post a solid win. Read More »

Tent City, Arizona's Desert 'Concentration Camp,' to Shut Down

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He also referred to the compound as a "circus" adding, " Starting today, that circus ends, and these tents come down ". Billed as a cost-saver, the more than 2,000-bed facility was meant to help relieve an over-crowded jail system and quickly became one of Arpaio's most high-profile acts during his six terms in office. Read More »