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Caps-Leafs Make NHL Playoffs Overtime History Caps-Leafs Make NHL Playoffs Overtime History
- May 01, 2017

The Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy, but the Penguins have what they want most. The Capitals won Game 5 in overtime, pushing the Maple Leafs to the brink of elimination. Washington carries a 3-2 series lead into a later game Sunday at Toronto in the only first-round matchup still ongoing. So I think we have a ways to go, but I think that there's some pride to be taken in the fact that we've got it going in the right direction, we've made strides forward and we're on our way. (more...)
Juan Mata's Manchester United return seemingly confirmed by Antonio Valencia Juan Mata's Manchester United return seemingly confirmed by Antonio Valencia
- May 01, 2017

They could potentially play another eight more games between now and the end of the season, with five of those still to come in the Premier League. "We knew United defensively are a really good team, but we dominated possession and we were the only team who played to win the game", he said . (more...)
Mark Selby´s title hopes lifted by late rally against John Higgins Mark Selby´s title hopes lifted by late rally against John Higgins
- May 01, 2017

The two last met at the Crucible final in 2007 with the Scot taking a decisive victory 18-13 over the then 23-year-old Selby. "He's a great, great player". Asked about his show of emotion, Selby told the BBC: "It's more relief than anything else". "There were load of opportunities, you won't catch too many days where John plays like that". (more...)
Packers secure Malachi Dupre with 247th pick Packers secure Malachi Dupre with 247th pick
- May 01, 2017

Dupre does have good size (6-foot-2 1/2) and speed (4.52) and many mocks had him slotted as a mid-round pick. His shuttle and cone times were both in the bottom half of players at the position, however. A two-year starter, Dupre led the Tigers with 43 catches, 698 yards and six TDs. Stay tuned as we begin our work on the undrafted free agent signing period shortly! Dupre has prior experience playing at Lambeau Field, catching three passes for 24 yards in LSU's 16-14 loss to Wisconsin last ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho unhappy with Jose Mourinho unhappy with "cautious" Phil Jones, Chris Smalling
- May 01, 2017

Pogba came off late into United's 2-0 win over Burnley at the weekend having played all 120 minutes just a couple of days before in his side's Europa League win over Anderlecht. "Maybe they look at us with different eyes but I think they are not stupid, they are not naive and they know that we are going to give them a fight". (more...)
Wild Lose In Game 2 Wild Lose In Game 2
- May 01, 2017

So with the Blues and Wild entering a stretch with just one game in the next five days, both teams grabbed the chance for an off day on Monday. Propelled by an excellent opening period, the Blues were energized throughout a 3-1 Game 3 win over the Wild Sunday at Scottrade Center. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'Injury problems could be a blessing' Jose Mourinho: 'Injury problems could be a blessing'
- May 01, 2017

Daley Blind is now United's only recognised senior centre-back and Mourinho says he will pick between Carrick, Tuanzebe or Darmian to fill in. The point saw United move level on points with city rivals Manchester City but remained fifth, a place outside the automatic spots for the Champions League, because of a poorer goal difference. (more...)
Mourinho: Focus on Zlatan Ibrahimovic recovery, not Man United future Mourinho: Focus on Zlatan Ibrahimovic recovery, not Man United future
- May 01, 2017

United play Manchester City, who occupy fourth spot in the league, on Thursday. The former Everton man says he has plenty to contribute in both the short and longer term, however. We are neighbours, but no. "I always say to him it's a harder skill to score off your shin than your foot!" He suggested the relationship between the pair was also, at least, courteous. (more...)
Diamondbacks' Miller opts for Tommy John surgery Diamondbacks' Miller opts for Tommy John surgery
- May 01, 2017

All roads indeed lead to surgery, and he will need to undergo a surgery sure to keep him out until next year, after suffering a partial tear in his right e himself next year. There's no doubt about that. "If I tried to take the conservative route and it didn't end up working out, I could possibly miss two years", Miller added, per Piecoro. (more...)
NBA Announces Bulls-Celtics Game 5 Start Time NBA Announces Bulls-Celtics Game 5 Start Time
- May 01, 2017

The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Wednesday in Boston. He'll be in uniform for any sort of elimination game, though, which looks like it will be Game 6 in Chicago next Friday. "Anytime you're in front of the podium, you have the right to say whatever you want to say, but ultimately I'm not putting a lot of weight into that". (more...)
Mark Selby vs John Higgins Mark Selby vs John Higgins
- May 01, 2017

Leicester's Selby, a master of attritional snooker, took the first four frames on Friday, which included two scrappy frames lasting more than 30 minutes each. Selby's memory of that match are foggy, but he remembers well that the third session of the match had to be clipped two frames short because of the pedestrian pace. (more...)
Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: Latest betting odds and predictions Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: Latest betting odds and predictions
- May 01, 2017

The IBF world heavyweight champion is preparing for a better version of Klitschko, whose domination of the heavyweight division was shattered by a shock points loss to Tyson Fury in November 2015. A lot of great fighters have made mistakes and come back, so I'm expecting the best Klitschko. In regards to pressure, it's just enjoyable. "I've banned her. (more...)
Ian Poulter has PGA Tour playing card restored after calculation error Ian Poulter has PGA Tour playing card restored after calculation error
- May 01, 2017

He owes fellow Tour player Brian Gay an expensive bottle of bubbly. You see, the PGA Tour changed how it distributes FedEx Cup points between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, placing more emphasis on top-15 finishes and reducing the points given to players who finish from 16th to 65th place. (more...)
Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace
- May 01, 2017

United's success in cup competitions this term has been a big contributing factor to their fitness problems but, not for the first time, Mourinho appeared cold in his references to England trio Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Shaw. He was very strong on the psychological side, on managing people - both players and staff". "The referee said to me after the game he was sure what he had seen and was just confirming with the assistant". (more...)
Game 4 Recap and Observations Game 4 Recap and Observations
- May 01, 2017

No brooms were necessary except to clean the arena. Allen made 34 saves for the Blues , who led 2-0 and 3-1 before a furious rally by the Wild forced the extra frame. It'll just be another item on the list of playoff choke-jobs for Boudreau, an unfair rep he's gained from big expectations and bad luck. Before Game 4, Boudreau seemed to find the right tone for his frustrated players, who had generally played well while losing each of the first three games in the series. (more...)
Warburton leads, Te'o in for Lions rugby Warburton leads, Te'o in for Lions rugby
- May 01, 2017

The mind games are already underway ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand despite the opening match of their ten game tour still over a month away. You have also got young Ford missing out. "You could see a build-up through the Six Nations of Pete being fit and then he had a little hamstring tweak which sat him out for a week or two". (more...)
Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls
- May 01, 2017

Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as the Washington Nationals took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 Sunday. Wall made nine of his 20 shots, but his playmaking was once again on display. The Wizards have to do the same, and put Beal and Oubre on Thomas. He stayed in the game to complete his three-point play, then checked out. (more...)
Kenyans salute Keitany, Wanjiru for London marathon double Kenyans salute Keitany, Wanjiru for London marathon double
- May 01, 2017

From there I said to my coach: "I am ready to win the London Marathon", Wanjiru said after the victory. So far in 2017, DuChene has raced well including victories at the Chilly Half-Marathon in Burlington, Ont. "I joined the Up and Active Couch 2 5k scheme, basically starting at the very beginning". THE London Marathon is taking place this weekend, and hundreds of hopeful runners will be undertaking the 26.2 mile journey through the capital. (more...)
'Nasty' Nastase is back . . . and serving up a volley of abuse 'Nasty' Nastase is back . . . and serving up a volley of abuse
- May 01, 2017

He was reportedly swearing at officials and journalists as he was escorted out by security and was reportedly heard to say to the umpire: "What's your f***ing problem?" GREAT BRITAIN tennis star Johanna Konta burst into tears on court today after she was apparently called a "f***ing b****" by Romanian tennis captain Ilie Nastase. (more...)
Pedroia hurt on Machado's slide into second Pedroia hurt on Machado's slide into second
- May 01, 2017

Baltimore pitcher Dylan Bundy took a five-hitter into the 8th inning and allowed only six hits in the game while striking out three to shut down the Red Sox offense. He added: "It's definitely a mishandled situation". When asked about the play after Friday nights game, the 11-year veteran didn't seem to pleased with the play. (more...)