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Wenger focuses on Arsenal win rather than Mourinho

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United have a huge game on Thursday as they welcome Celta Vigo for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final. A focus on the Europa League has seen domestic form suffer, with the Galicians knocking out Shakhtar Donetsk , Krasnodar and Genk having finished second in Group G to fellow semi-finalists Ajax . Read More »

Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup

Toronto fell behind 30-18 in the first quarter but battled back in the second and third to within single digits before completely giving up in the fourth. The Raptors missed their first 12 shots from 3-point range before Powell connected with 3:09 left in the third. You see them knocking down 3s left and right, getting to their spots, it's kind of deflating. Read More »

Mertens brace takes Napoli up to second in Serie A

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The six-cap Brazil international's attacking instincts are no great secret - he can operate as a full-back, wing-back or a midfielder and has nabbed two goals and four assists in Serie A already this term - and they were on show once again against the French outfit, creating one chance, completing two dribbles and having the second-most touches of the ball of any Juventus player. Read More »

Rights lens on India

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She said this support encourages Indonesia to innovate more on the implementation of human rights protections in the archipelago. On the issue of rights of transgenders, Rohatgi, pointed to how India has been at the forefront of recognising their equal rights with the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement in 2014 directing the government to declare trans-genders a "third gender" and included them as an "Other Backward Class" entitled to affirmative action benefits. Read More »

Penguins star Crosby returns to practice after concussion

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. "I understand the importance of making sure you're good before you come back". Fleury has photos and a list of some of his favorite past and present teammates on his mask, which included Niskanen's name. Read More »

Barcelona superstar Neymar to stand trial for fraud

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Barca stated initially that they had paid $62.5 million for the 25-year-old captain of Brazil, with a huge $43.7 million of that sum going directly to a company founded by Neymar's parents. Brazilian investment company DIS argue that they are owed 40 per cent of the additional fee, as they owned that percentage of the midfielder's image rights at the time of his transfer to Catalonia. Read More »

Pitch at Manny Machado's head sparked a heated exchange with Dustin Pedroia

If you're going to protect guys, you do it right away. "You're throwing at my head". "It's never me. I just go out there and play the game that I love, leave it on the field and I play with heart". The Orioles have not lost a series this year and own the best record in the majors (12-4). Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez homered on successive pitches in a four-run first inning, and Andrew Benintendi had a career-high five hits to help Boston avert a three-game sweep. Read More »

Crosby out with concussion, out for Game 4

Niskanen was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct penalty, which meant that he was kicked out of the game. The Washington Capitals climbed back into their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series with Pittsburgh when Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal at 3:13 of overtime for a 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday night, but the Penguins might have lost more than the game. Read More »

Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick

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Instead the Bears traded spots with the San Francisco 49ers and also sent them their third-round pick (67th overall), a fourth-round pick (111th overall) and a 2018 third-round selection in order to select Trubisky. When he does see the field, Trubisky's standout rushing skills could give him a decent floor even as he develops as a passer. Trubisky would immediately compete with Mike Glennon for the starting job in Chicago. Read More »

El Clasico: How Ronaldo fumed at teammates after Messi's goal

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Ronaldinho has not played professional football since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in 2015, but the 97-time Brazil worldwide has thus far refused to announce his retirement. Barcelona were able to counter attack and score what proved to be the winning goal and Marcelo has now accepted responsibility for his role in Lionel Messi's match victor. Read More »

O'Sullivan bows out of world championship

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O'Sullivan made a thrilling 146 break - just the third in World Championship history - as he began to fight back. By taking pink from the 13th red when a flawless 147 had looked a formality, O'Sullivan sparked debate over whether he was making a protest against the prize-money on offer - just £15,000 this year compared to the £165,000 he racked up for his 1997 five-minute maximum. Read More »

Reuben Foster hung up on the Saints when the 49ers picked him

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Howard has been the big riser of the group since a standout week at the Senior Bowl in front of National Football League executives, scouts and coaches. Thoughts on Jabrill Peppers? There isn't much not to love about the University of Alabama's outstanding inside linebacker Reuben Foster on the field. Read More »

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

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The Ducks came unglued defensively in the third period of Game 1, yielding four goals. NOTES: Predators D P.K. Subban, a Toronto native, spent Thursday's day off at Busch Stadium watching the Blue Jays play the Cardinals in an interleague doubleheader. Read More »

Cespedes hurt in Mets' 6th straight loss, 7-5 to Braves

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The loss was the Mets' fifth straight and its ninth in its last 10 games . Gsellman could not get out of his own way in the first, allowing the Braves to score five runs on four hits, two walks and the pitcher's own throwing error . Fans booed when Gsellman's throw pulled first baseman Jay Bruce off the bag on Adonis Garcia 's swinging bunt, and they jeered again when Flowers doubled down the right field line to make it 5-0. Read More »

Dortmund's Dembele stuns Bayern in cup semi

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Dortmund has lost in the last three German Cup finals, two of them to Bayern Munich . But Dortmund hit back in the second half thanks to a header from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the spectacular victor from Dembele. "We have to focus on the next game and try to win the Bundesliga as soon as possible". Marco Reus gave the visitors the lead when he tapped in a rebound from close range when Raphael Guerreiro's effort was saved onto the post. Read More »

Manny Machado 'Wasn't Expecting' Red Sox To Retaliate For 'Good Slide'

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ORIOLES 4, RED SOX 2: In Baltimore , Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off knuckleballer Steven Wright , and Jayson Aquino won his first big league start as Baltimore won its fourth in a row. Just last week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter seemed to mock the Red Sox for the attention they received over a flu virus that ran through the clubhouse and ravaged the roster, causing several players to be quarantined. Read More »

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

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Sotherton initially finished fifth in the event but has risen to the medal positions after first Ukraine's Lyudmila Blonska, the original silver medallist, and then Chernova were found to have doped. Sotherton, who also won Olympic heptathlon bronze at Athens 2004, is also part of the British women's 4x400 metres relay team set to be upgraded to third place in Beijing after the disqualification of Russian Federation and Belarus. Read More »

Mills gets hot in Spurs' NBA playoffs win

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The Grizzlies had managed to contain Mills in the first four games, but he broke the shackles with a 20-point haul in game five to enhance his reputation as a big-game player. Memphis has proven it can hang in this series , but it will need to snap out of a 1-7 SU and ATS postseason road slump to take the next step. Point spread: The Spurs opened as nine-point favorites; the total is at 186.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Read More »

Warren Sapp calls Myles Garrett "a lazy kid"

The Cleveland Browns need not make matters hard Thursday night at NFL Draft 2017. The Browns get a quarterback. "But that's got to play out". Remember when the National Football League draft had 17 rounds and guys like Johnny Unitas were taken in the ninth round? "This kid has the same explosion off the ball, the same bend, the ability to pressure a quarterback, and he's 20 pounds heavier", Mayock said. Read More »

Messi gets 500th career goal for Barca

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And without him able to make a difference, Barcelona were able to revive what had looked a moribund title race. Messi's last-gasp goal was his 500th for Barcelona and narrowed the gap in this season's title race. The rest is history, and it was history even before Messi struck the ball. Ronaldo had few opportunities in front of goal, missed his greatest opportunity on the night after Bale's substitute Marco Asensio squared the ball for the Portugal worldwide but he scooped his shot ... Read More »

Running back Mike Gillislee officially a Patriot

Although Buffalo's decision not to match will cost New England a fifth-round pick, Gillislee provides the team with an ascending backfield talent. That's exactly what the Patriots did, reportedly offering Gillislee a two-year, $6.4 million deal with $4 million in the first year. Read More »

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

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 »