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Real Madrid stars Ronaldo, Ramos tells Lewandowski: Join us!

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For Alonso, this farewell was made all the more poignant because it was against Real, the club at which he spent five years of his career - playing his part in helping them reach the 2014 'La Decima'-clinching final in Lisbon. We should draw self-confidence from it. But if you blame the team today you've seen the wrong match. We won the game and got through the tie. The post Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer to miss rest of season appeared first on BusinessDay: News you can trust. Read More »

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

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He departed after throwing 100 pitches. "Kolten did an awesome athletic move to get to the plate", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. With runners on first and third in the fourth for St. Bundy (3-1) struck out 3, walked 1 and allowed 6 hits in 7-plus innings. "It does seem complicated to where he doesn't seem like he's got that power that he normally has", Matheny said. Read More »

Patriots open 7-point favorites over Chiefs for Week 1

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Sunday Night Football will feature a rematch of last season's Super Bowl, when the Patriots host the Atlanta Falcons on October 22. Week 7: Sunday, Oct. The quarterback has emerged as an MVP candidate and transformed the Raiders into a legitimate AFC title contender. Both holiday games are slated to start at 1 p.m. Read More »

Ronald Koeman urges Everton to replicate home form on the road

The manager's contract runs until the end of the season, and the club are only protected by an automatic renewal if they finish in fifth place in the league or beat Juventus in the cup final. West Ham sent Reece Oxford out on loan to Reading. Everton will also be looking for a late surge up the table but will be doing so from a much better position. Read More »

National Hockey League roundup: Maple Leafs in playoffs for first time since '13

While Washington was the league's best regular season team past year and a favorite to contend for the Stanley Cup again this season, the Maple Leafs' quick ascension has been a surprise. They'll have fresh legs ready to go right from the get-go. "You've got younger guys who just came to the league and it's great for them, like they've got a chance to win right away". Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury blow for Manchester United

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Mourinho also expressed reservations about reports England Under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd plans to call Rashford up for this year's Under-21 European Championship in Poland. United were on top and it took flying one-handed saves from visiting goalkeeper Ruben to repel a header from Pogba and a Jesse Lingard curler. The first 12 spot kicks were clinically struck, before Dusko Tosic had a penalty saved for Besiktas and right back Christophe Jallet blazed over for Lyon. Read More »

NBA PM: Rondo Leading an Improbable Bulls Run

MARCUS SMART of the Celtics was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for making an obscene gesture in the Game 2 loss to Chicago. "That's where your confidence always comes from". "I'm not the one that they usually contact; usually they contact the front office". "I just stayed in the gym and worked", Rondo said . "But I know the other 21.5 hours have been tough", said Stevens. Read More »

Didier Drogba Has Officially Joined Phoenix Rising

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Drogba has joined the USL club as a player-owner, and he'll play for one season with the second-division club before transitioning into an executive role in aiding the organization's quest to secure an MLS expansion franchise. "It is time to prepare for the next stage of my life, to get everything ready for the next phase". One man who wouldn't be surprised by Lukaku's move back to Chelsea is Drogba , with SunSport exclusively revealing his role in making the transfer happen. Read More »

Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension

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The Panthers placed the franchise tag on Short in February. Rockets beat up Thunder in all facetsDavis tips his hat to Thomas for playingOn this date: Bonds belts 500th homerRebounding and tempo the keys to Bull. "KK has been very important to what we've been able to accomplish on defence", Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said. "I'm absolutely thrilled that we were able to get this deal done". Read More »

David Villa scores a screamer from 50 yards

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With six months still go to in the regular season, there's plenty of time for someone else to unseat Villa with the goal of the year, but as of right now, this was the best goal we've seen. "It was among the more challenging within my profession, for sure!" "We wanted to win the game, we were 1-0, but in some situations the other team can score , and with this goal, the game was won". Read More »

1 year to go: Gold Coast counts down to Commonwealth Games

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England won 174 medals at Glasgow including 58 gold. "This is an opportunity to showcase the Gold Coast to the world and to showcase the Games to the world", Mr Beattie said. Of the 22 medals won by Canada in Rio, 17 were in Commonwealth sports and Commonwealth athletes won 14. But the diminutive gymnasts hopes his Commonwealth Games campaign can change that as he targets a Gold Coast gold medal as the next step in his career. Read More »

Els on the Masters: 'This tournament was just not for me'

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However, the South African failed to spark into life over the weekend and disappointing rounds of 83 and 78 left him dead last on 20-over-par, three behind 1987 champion Larry Mize, who was second-last. Each time I walk through the gates and toward the first tee, I remember seeing that sight for the first time in 2007 and being overwhelmed by the beauty. Read More »

Mets' special event uniforms have been announced

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Other weekends that will get distinctive uniform treatment include Memorial Day, Independence Day, and some others. For both games, they will wear a green cap with a black P and a camo brim with stars along the side. USA -based clubs will have stars and stripes-decorated caps with red, white and blue LiquidChrome team logos. But the big news is on the caps, which will feature raised "LiquidChrome" logos instead of traditional embroidery. Read More »

Young Yankees ready to return for home opener

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But Yankees fans are all in with him now as the 24-year-old 6 foot 6-inch southpaw stands on the hill tomorrow to make his major league debut. Pineda did not show improvement in his season opener while allowing four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to Tampa Bay . Read More »

IPL-10: Mumbai aim to deny Sunrisers hattrick of wins

All-rounder Hardik Pandya also joined the celebration after taking the scalp of SRH star campaigner Yuvraj Singh (5). He smashed an unbeaten 35 off 15 balls in the first game against Rising Pune Supergiant but his effort went in vain as Mumbai lost the match by 7 wickets thanks to a superb knock from Steve Smith. Read More »

New Orleans Saints preseason schedule opens at the Browns

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The preseason will kick off between August 17-21 against the New Orleans Saints at First Energy Stadium before the play the final 2 games on the road. During that span, the Bears lead the series, 7-6, but the Browns own a 19-13 edge in the all-time preseason series. The NFL Draft is still over two weeks away but that doesn't mean it is too early for Cleveland Browns fans to start getting excited about the 2017 season. Read More »

Marshawn Lynch Smacks Phone from Fan at LAX, Spits

After he visited the Raiders last week, Lynch reportedly told them he was coming back to play in Oakland in 2017 (more on that here). Lynch retired in 2016 in an announcement on Twitter, one year after Seattle's tough loss to New England in Super Bowl XLIX. Read More »

Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

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Overall, the Tigers are worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes . That's up from $142.3 million or 8.3% from last season. But in the past seven seasons, Forbes projects the value of the Cubs as having increased by more than 180 percent, factoring for inflation. Read More »

Leonard Fournette still in play as No. 1 overall pick

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By drafting Garrett, the Browns will be taking a big step forward in fixing their defense but they still have needs on both sides of the football that could be helped with the 12th overall selection but the big question remains; who would be the best fit? I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, and give them to Cleveland so you can pick me up. Read More »

IPL 2017 5th Match: Jadhav stars as Royal Challengrs take down Daredevils

In bowling, captain Zaheer Khan who will be spearheading the attack, has not bowled so far this season and thus there are question marks over him. Negi bowled a flawless seam-up fast delivery that deceived Pant and hit his leg stump. Watson said: "My gut feeling went with Negi". For a while, the decision seemed to be worked well for him and the team . "It was a great win". Tymal Mills, RCB's T20 specialist pacer, said that it was a good outing for him after a rusty performance against ... Read More »

Garrett dazzles in debut, Reds beat Cardinals 2-0

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Diaz made it 6-1 with a two-out, three-run homer. The Cardinals had been scoreless for their last 13 innings before Aledmys Diaz, in his first career at-bat against 40-year-old Cincinnati righthander Bronson Arroyo , lined his first homer of the season to left field in the first inning Saturday at Busch Stadium. Read More »

Wichita State officially on the move to the American Athletic Conference

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The schools that field top-level college football teams banded together to form the AAC. Wichita State needs approval from nine of the 12 American members, including football-only Navy. The Shockers become the 12th member of the AAC on the non-football side. "This is a University with a strong athletic and academic heritage which shares our Conference's commitment to excellence, and we look forward to having them as a member". Read More »

Angels' Garrett Richards leaves early after highly-anticipated start

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It appeared that Richards had re-injured the elbow, but the Angels released a subsequent update that the pitcher had merely suffered from cramping in his right biceps and was removed as a precaution. RHP Jesse Hahn was recalled from Triple-A Nashville and will be used "for a little bit more length to have a starter back there", Melvin said. Richards was making his first start since undergoing biometrics surgery to correct a torn ligament in his pitching elbow that occurred past year. Read More »

Form Tottenham relishing chase of Chelsea

He added: "A big win for us". "I don't like it when others speak for me", Conte said. 'He knows that he is important to Chelsea , like I do. But Gerrard still thinks we're in a better position than rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, who now sit in fifth and sixth respectively. Read More »

Chelsea , PSG open talks with Alexis Sanchez

The tabloid report that Chelsea are interested in signing Sanchez from Arsenal in the summer, but Conte was coy when asked about the reports during his pre-match press conference. He is a world-class footballer so he would fit in at Chelsea . "If they can sign Sanchez for £50m and get £100m for Hazard then I think that is good business". Read More »

Are The Magic Targeting Pistons Players? Leaked Offseason Plans Suggest So

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The Orlando Magic announced the signing of Argentine swingman Patrico Garino Monday and received way more attention for it than they ever would've liked. Included on the "Hybrid Trade" list of almost two-dozen names is Pistons swingman Stanley Johnson and forward Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris , the last of which was traded to Detroit prior to last February's National Basketball Association trade deadline. Read More »