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McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0 McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0
- April 30, 2017

The Oilers were outshot 44-19. Thornton skated Thursday as the Sharks went through an optional practice at Rogers Place , a day after he missed his first playoff game since April 22 , 1999, when he did not play for the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. (more...)
NBA Playoffs Highlights: Celtics, Wizards Go Up 3-2 In Their Series NBA Playoffs Highlights: Celtics, Wizards Go Up 3-2 In Their Series
- April 30, 2017

As Jimmy Butler sat with his sweat-soaked jersey still attached to his body, Dwyane Wade yelled out that all the hot water was gone from the TD Garden showers, a fitting end to a miserable night. It's the first time Boston has led in a playoff series since 2012. In Games 3, 4 and 5 combined without Rondo, the Bulls had a total of 60 assists and 46 turnovers. (more...)
Wenger: FA Cup win over Manchester City proved the doubters wrong Wenger: FA Cup win over Manchester City proved the doubters wrong
- April 30, 2017

But considering he was playing in a Bolton team that was heading for League One at this time last year, the 21-year-old's display against City - the fourth-most potent side in the Premier League this term - once nothing short of fantastic. I am very disappointed. "Transfer targets are the future of the club and are very important". We gave a strong response. "The game was the game and during 90 minutes in games like this, in a semi-final that is like a final, you can not expect to control ... (more...)
Huth's own goal hands Arsenal 1-0 PL win over Leicester Huth's own goal hands Arsenal 1-0 PL win over Leicester
- April 30, 2017

But when Alexis Sanchez planted himself in front of Fuchs in an attempt to block the throw, the frustrated Austrian made a decision to launch the ball straight at his opponent instead. " Leicester were hard to break down, we were patient and didn't give many chances away. Leicester didn't play at all at the weekend, they had a good preparation for that game, and we knew we had a little handicap on that front". (more...)
Raiders & Seahawks Agree On Trade For Marshawn Lynch Raiders & Seahawks Agree On Trade For Marshawn Lynch
- April 30, 2017

The Raiders cut ties with Latavius Murray , now a Minnesota Viking , in the offseason when the tailback walked in free agency. Lynch will join speedsters Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to form a unsafe running back trio for the Raiders. (more...)
Hat trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals Hat trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals
- April 30, 2017

He came into the series against Bayern in a scoring drought of almost seven months in the European tournament, and had scored only once in his last five Madrid games in all competitions. "I'll stick with the good things, the team were very good, we played very well". But Real were pushed all the way by Bayern, who battled back from a 2-1 first-leg deficit to send the tie into extra time thanks to Robert Lewandowski's penalty and an own goal from Sergio Ramos. (more...)
Patriots Compare Comeback Super Bowl Win to Trump's Presidential Race
- April 30, 2017

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski butted into the White House daily press briefing with Sean Spicer on Wednesday, proving once again he likes to ham it up for the cameras. The controversy recalls Trump's reaction to the crowd size on the Mall at his January inauguration. In all, 34 players were present for the Wednesday afternoon ceremony on the South Lawn, a total similar to the team's past visits in 2004 and 2005 but noticeably fewer than in 2002 and 2015. (more...)
National Hockey League playoffs: Senators at Bruins Game 3 National Hockey League playoffs: Senators at Bruins Game 3
- April 30, 2017

No, the Senators weren't flawless by any stretch of the imagination in Game 2 when they erased a two-goal deficit to help set up defenceman Dion Phaneuf's game-winning goal, but they took steps in the right direction and the message from coach Guy Boucher on Sunday was that there are still areas the club needs to work on. (more...)
Steelers take linebacker TJ Watt with 30th pick in draft Steelers take linebacker TJ Watt with 30th pick in draft
- April 30, 2017

T.J. Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL. Chad Reuter, NFL.com: "Grade A. The fact that T.J". (Texans) and Derek (Chargers) as Badgers products to be selected in the National Football League draft, while Ramczyk is the latest in a long line of UW offensive linemen to become first-round picks. (more...)
Zidane: Real Madrid ready physically and mentally to face Valencia tomorrow Zidane: Real Madrid ready physically and mentally to face Valencia tomorrow
- April 30, 2017

Then, of course, I have to choose an XI. Even still, Morata remains well down the pecking order for coach Zinedine Zidane, especially when the biggest games come around. "We played fluently and created a lot of chances". At the Bernabéu, it's not the eleven players you field from the start who can win you the match, it's the players you bring on at the end. (more...)
MacArthur scores OT victor, Senators edge Bruins in Game 6 to advance MacArthur scores OT victor, Senators edge Bruins in Game 6 to advance
- April 30, 2017

Boston didn't exactly put themselves in the best position to gain the early lead as they continued to take undisciplined penalties, this time three more delay of game gaffes for clearing the puck over the glass in the defensive zone. "We didn't work all year just to sit back and hope things turn out our way", Boucher said . "They made it really tough for us, it's been tight games". (more...)
Luis Enrique reiterates wish for Messi to end career at Barcelona Luis Enrique reiterates wish for Messi to end career at Barcelona
- April 30, 2017

We should bear in mind he's got Real Madrid to where they are now this season so I don't feel the need for too much criticism. "The game had been end to end and we didn't have any luck". With Cristiano Ronaldo looking off the pace, Barca were on the front foot and Ivan Rakitic soon gave them the lead in the 73 minute. However, Madrid rallied when a man down as substitute James Rodriguez fired home an equaliser four minutes from time. (more...)
Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss up to 4 weeks Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss up to 4 weeks
- April 30, 2017

Hernandez, the 2010 AL Cy Young Award victor, made at least 30 starts for the Mariners every season from 2006-15. "He just didn't have much tonight", Servais said, per MLB.com's Greg Johns . He allowed four runs and six hits in Seattle's 19-9 loss to the Tigers. Cruz blasted a two-run home run in the sixth, and the torrid Segura doubled home a run in the seventh. (more...)
Nadal wins Monte-Carlo title, sets record Nadal wins Monte-Carlo title, sets record
- April 30, 2017

Nadal won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012 before losing to Djokovic in the 2013 final. "I'm able to start the clay-court season with a final appearance in one of the most important events of the year". Ramos-Vinolas saved two championship points at 3-5, courtesy of Nadal errors , before hitting a double fault on the third. Nadal watched smiling as each of his Monte Carlo trophy presentations over the years was played on the big screen. (more...)
Gareth Southgate watches Jack Butland protect Stoke goal from Hammers Gareth Southgate watches Jack Butland protect Stoke goal from Hammers
- April 30, 2017

Enter Slaven Bilic - somehow still at West Ham , despite the club averaging half a point less per game than they did last season - who is in need of a goalscorer. Stoke are unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League under Mark Hughes (W3, D4), although four of the last five meetings have been draws. "We just needed to be a bit more clinical with that final ball, just a little bit more craft at the top end of the pitch". (more...)
Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season' Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season'
- April 30, 2017

However, no announcement has yet been made as Arsenal , sixth in the league, challenge to finish in the top four to secure a Champions League berth - during Wenger's 21 years as manager, Arsenal have not finished outside the top four in the Premier League. (more...)
Colchester United game at Leyton Orient is abandoned because of fan protest Colchester United game at Leyton Orient is abandoned because of fan protest
- April 30, 2017

Another flare, the second of the match, was thrown on the pitch moments before a crowd invasion and sit-down protest on 85 minutes, calling for Orient owner Becchetti to quit the club, forced referee Carl Boyeson to bring the players off the field. (more...)
Chelsea made FA Cup favourites after dramatic victory Chelsea made FA Cup favourites after dramatic victory
- April 30, 2017

Arsenal rode their luck, especially in the first half when Aguero had a penalty appeal ignored and the officials disallowed a City goal in the incorrect belief that the ball had drifted momentarily out of play. Mesut Ozil briefly enlivened a tepid display with a spin and shot as Arsenal stirred, but it was the unlikely figure of Monreal who levelled with a nonchalant far-post volley from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross. (more...)
Sharapova welcomes new anti-doping drive, happy for more tests Sharapova welcomes new anti-doping drive, happy for more tests
- April 30, 2017

Friday saw the 30-year-old maintain her winning streak after a straight sets victory of 6-3, 6-4 against Estonian Anett Kontaveit, meaning she is now one match away from the final. She added: "I am a competitor by nature". The Russian is just relishing being back on the tennis court and wants to put the ban behind her. Despite all the attention and criticism Sharapova has received in the last few months, she has not let that affect her game. (more...)
Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku
- April 30, 2017

Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders drafted cornerback Gareon Conley out of Ohio State with their only first-round pick, the 24th overall selection. Barnidge used Twitter to welcome Njoku to the Browns on Thursday and has an outstanding reputation as a leader and teammate. (more...)