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Winx bows out with victory in Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winx bows out with victory in Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- April 14, 2019

As Winx approached the finish line for the last time, the victory assured, race caller Bruce McAvaney said "Farewell, an Australian icon, the greatest of all time". Dubbed the "Usain Bolt of horse racing" by some, Winx has earned its owners more than $16 million in recent years as well winning worldwide recognition through awards such as the 2018 Longines Horse of the Year alongside Cracksman . (more...)
Liverpool's 'Anfield Iron' Tommy Smith dies aged 74 Liverpool's 'Anfield Iron' Tommy Smith dies aged 74
- April 14, 2019

Peter Thompson made 416 appearances for Liverpool to sit 24th on the club's all-time appearances list scoring 54 goals. Smith suffered a heart attack in 2007 before being diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia in 2014. Twelve years later, with Bob Paisley at the helm, he would head a crucial goal as Liverpool won their maiden European Cup by defeating Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 1977 final in Rome. (more...)
Big New Contract For Braves Player Big New Contract For Braves Player
- April 14, 2019

It's the second big extension the Braves have locked down this season after they solidified an an eight-year, $100 million contract with second-year outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr . "I love being part of the Braves and I want to be a courageous for the rest of my life", Albies said, according to Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radio Net . (more...)
Luke Walton On The Verge Of Landing New Coaching Job Luke Walton On The Verge Of Landing New Coaching Job
- April 14, 2019

This signified a major consolidation of power for Divac, emboldened by the Kings' long-term organizational commitment to him. With LeBron already in place for three more seasons, and desperately needing to get back to the playoffs, it's not surprising that the Lakers would look towards known commodities in their coaching search. (more...)
Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket
- April 14, 2019

But this has the potential to be one of those mystical days when logic is overshadowed by the awesome vision of true greatness. That was good enough at the time to pull even with Tony Finau and Molinari, the reigning British Open champion. (more...)
NBA Playoffs shootaround: opening round preview and predictions NBA Playoffs shootaround: opening round preview and predictions
- April 14, 2019

It includes Denver , in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. This season, Durant has battled the stress of rumors that he is heading to the Knicks and the words he exchanged with Draymond Green in a huddle in a game against the Clippers at the beginning of the season. (more...)
Huesca 0-0 Barcelona Huesca 0-0 Barcelona
- April 14, 2019

Barcelona's heavily rotated side dominated possession but looked nearly content to hold out for a point which saw them move 12 points clear at the top of the table, as even the likes of Philippe Coutinho failed to have a telling influence after being brought on in the second half. (more...)
Ayoze Perez Heads Newcastle United Closer To Safety Ayoze Perez Heads Newcastle United Closer To Safety
- April 14, 2019

They should be assured of maintaining their top-flight status after a hard season tarnished by Benitez's discontent over a lack of backing in the transfer market from controversial owner Mike Ashley. "It's obviously disappointing when you lose any game". The players have been first class snice I came here but if you're not quite on it a result like this can happen. (more...)
Tiger Woods survives security guard to remain in Masters contention Tiger Woods survives security guard to remain in Masters contention
- April 14, 2019

Famous for an ugly ankle sprain he sustained during last year's par three contest when he twisted his foot while jumping up and down celebrating a hole-in-one, Finau will now be remembered for matching the Masters record for lowest front nine. (more...)
IPL 2019: Buttler blitz helps Rajasthan seal nervy win IPL 2019: Buttler blitz helps Rajasthan seal nervy win
- April 14, 2019

Quinton de Kock has been in superb touch at the top of the order for Mumbai Indians , but a big score has eluded the stylish left-hander, which the batsman corrected somewhat in his 52-ball stay at the crease, which fetched him 82 runs. The Mumbai captain missed out on a half-century but his 32-ball 47 was laden with six fours and one six. Jasprit Bumrah has built a reputation for himself as a death overs specialist, and the Mumbai Indians spearhead didn't disappoint with another ... (more...)
Nike Are Negotiating 'Biggest' Premier League Kit Deal With Liverpool Nike Are Negotiating 'Biggest' Premier League Kit Deal With Liverpool
- April 14, 2019

Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool in 2015 and since then, the German manager has restored the big club status at Anfield. "I suppose when I spoke to the manager, it was (to say) that I do feel more natural in that position: I played there for a long time, I was sort of a box-to-box midfielder when the manager first came". (more...)
Manchester City's Guardiola rejects Gundogan's 'nervous' comment Manchester City's Guardiola rejects Gundogan's 'nervous' comment
- April 14, 2019

It might have paid off had Sergio Aguero not had a first-half penalty saved and, speaking ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace , Guardiola remained broadly satisfied with a performance he would not rank alongside some of the more dramatic knockout-stage collapses he and City have suffered in Europe's leading club competition. (more...)
Joel Embiid doubtful for 76ers playoff opener with lingering knee pain Joel Embiid doubtful for 76ers playoff opener with lingering knee pain
- April 14, 2019

The team later listed Embiid as doubtful for Saturday's game. The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs . That could prove important, especially if Joel Embiid misses time . Embiid sat out Wednesday's regular-season finale against Chicago, his fifth absence in seven games to close out the season. (more...)
Bottas pips Hamilton to pole for Mercedes one-two at Chinese Grand Prix Bottas pips Hamilton to pole for Mercedes one-two at Chinese Grand Prix
- April 14, 2019

Both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton lock out the front row for the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, with championship leader Bottas capturing pole position ahead of his team-mate. At the final corner of the track before FP3 was about to finish, Albon ran wide and collided with the barrier which caused huge damage to his Toro Rosso vehicle. (more...)
The Masters: Zach Johnson's practice swing doesn't miss the ball The Masters: Zach Johnson's practice swing doesn't miss the ball
- April 14, 2019

As Johnson's group informed him, there was no penalty for the freaky gaffe because it clearly happened while he was taking a practice swing. "That's a first. "Yeah, that was a good one there", Johnson said. "He backed off and said, 'No, no guys, it's OK, you can laugh.' We were trying to hold it in, but we had to let it out". (more...)
Dhoni fined over IPL umpire row Dhoni fined over IPL umpire row
- April 14, 2019

I have never seen him so angry during his captaincy days for the Indian team. Yes, there's a new meme in the market this IPL 2019 season, and it has nothing to do with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and its captain Virat Kohli (to an extent). (more...)
Duke freshman guard R.J. Barrett enters the NBA Draft Duke freshman guard R.J. Barrett enters the NBA Draft
- April 13, 2019

He became one of our best defensive rebounders, and was close to triple-doubles quite a bit because of his scoring, rebounding and assists. The Canadian forward set the Duke freshman scoring record with 860 points. Only JJ Reddick, with 964 points in 2006, scored more in a single season with the Blue Devils. I want to thank the Crazies and the entire Duke community for everything you've given to me. (more...)
Vikings reward Adam Thielen's greatness with multi-year contract extension Vikings reward Adam Thielen's greatness with multi-year contract extension
- April 13, 2019

Back in 2013, Adam Thielen was a scrawny, unknown rookie wide receiver out of Minnesota State Mankato willing do whatever he could to just get a spot on the roster of the Minnesota Vikings . The contract could end up paying Thielen as much as $73 million with incentives, the agent said. Though Thielen's existing deal - which made him the NFL's 30th-highest paid receiver, in terms of average annual value - ran through the 2020 season, it had become obvious the receiver was due for a raise. (more...)
Leaves Warriors-Pelicans game after ankle sprain Leaves Warriors-Pelicans game after ankle sprain
- April 13, 2019

The injury occurred on a crossover attempt and did not involve contact. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were both rested in the Dubs' penultimate game of the season. "We think he's going to be fine", Kerr said . Head coach Steve Kerr spoke about the injury after the game. A day later, Kerr said Curry's ankle is fine and there are no concerns. (more...)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Is One Defeat Away From Man United's Worst Run Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Is One Defeat Away From Man United's Worst Run
- April 13, 2019

United's highest-earner has done little to justify his salary since moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal past year and the club could be tempted to cut their losses. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been rewarded for his sensational defensive performance against his former club in the Champions League after he was named on the shortlist for the Player of the Week Award by UEFA. (more...)

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