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Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice
- May 13, 2017

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto during the second free practice session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. Champion in 2005 and 2006, Alonso hasn't added to his 32 victories since winning the Spanish GP in 2013. He had to abandon the Russian GP last round when his vehicle broke down on the formation lap. (more...)
WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL
- May 12, 2017

Gordon was close to returning from that suspension and playing for the Browns on October 9 against the New England Patriots when he announced September 29 he would instead step away from his comeback attempt to enter inpatient rehabilitation. (more...)
Conte Cautious As Chelsea Are Set To Clinch EPL Title Conte Cautious As Chelsea Are Set To Clinch EPL Title
- May 12, 2017

I'm not sure many will remember me these days but it will be an honour to present these awards". Chelsea moved within three points of clinching the Premier League title with a 3-0 victory that condemned Middlesbrough to relegation Monday after goals from Spaniards Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso plus a tap-in by Nemanja Matic. (more...)
Ronald Koeman: 'Ross Barkley has one week to decide Everton future'
- May 12, 2017

We need an answer if he will accept the contract or we sign a player. Stekelenburg's not fit, he has a groin problem, Seamus we know, Funes we know, Bolasie we know, McCarthy we know, Lennon we know. We are already trying to get players in for next season in the front positions. The board is working a long time for Ross to stay for a long period. "He knows what he needs to improve", said Koeman, who had no update on the striker's future. (more...)
Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion humbled by welcome from Toronto fans Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion humbled by welcome from Toronto fans
- May 10, 2017

When I got back in the dugout my teammates asked if I saw how I ran the bases. Toronto's bullpen hasn't allowed an earned run in its last 13 1/3 innings. Gibbons has always applauded Goins defensive prowess - and he made a couple of spectacular athletic plays again Monday. The Toronto Blue Jays are back at home for a nine game home stand and they opened things up with a great 4-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians in last night's game. (more...)
After fierce war of words, Bouchard stuns Sharapova — Madrid Open After fierce war of words, Bouchard stuns Sharapova — Madrid Open
- May 10, 2017

Bouchard, who called Sharapova "a cheater" and said she should be banned for life from tennis, was a finalist in Wimbledon in 2014. "In a frosty press conference, Sharapova refused to distance herself from the words of her manager". At 2-2, she double faulted twice and was broken. "Sharapova is now marooned on 250 points with one tournament left before the entry "cut off" date for Wimbledon ". (more...)
Zurich Classic: Smith and Blixt outlast Kisner and Brown in Monday play-off Zurich Classic: Smith and Blixt outlast Kisner and Brown in Monday play-off
- May 09, 2017

And it finally vanquished the feisty team of SC residents Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. "We knew we had to make it", Kisner, victor of one PGA Tour event, said of his unlikely attempt. Poulter and Ogilvy mixed four birdies and three bogeys for a 71, while Englishman Andrew "Beef" Johnston had a double bogey five at the 17th with American partner Kyle Reifers and shares 34th place at six under. (more...)
Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP for first F1 victory
- May 08, 2017

When asked how important it was for Bottas to finally win a race, Lauda replied: "The most important because as soon as you win the first grand prix then a big load comes off, because you work all your life for winning a race". Speaking on the podium, championship leader Vettel said: "Obviously I tried everything to catch Valtteri and maybe I thought there might be some opportunity on the back straight". (more...)
Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury
- May 07, 2017

Leonard also said he could "definitely" see himself in a point-forward role with Parker out. Ultimately, it'll take a team effort and the Spurs' next-man-up mentality to try and make up for Parker's absence. "We're playing a different style of game now with Kawhi holding the ball a lot and running those high pick and rolls and creating for others", Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News . (more...)
Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
- May 07, 2017

Always Dreaming was followed across the finish line by a pair of longshots: 33-1 Lookin At Lee and 40-1 Battle of Midway. At one point, Classic Empire's price was as high as +1000, but the sire off 2009 Derby runner-up Pioneerof the Nile became a popular pick after his victory in the Arkansas Derby in his most recent start. (more...)
Joshua conquers Klitschko to retain the title
- May 03, 2017

First, Joshua launched a blistering left hook and followed up with a flurry of punches that saw the Ukrainian drop to his knees and, when he rose groggily, take a standing count. "I fought the better Wladimir Klitschko , not the complacent one, the guy who realised his mistakes and wanted to put it right", Joshua said. "Once I obtain that belt and get rid of a manadatory then at the end of the year, or maybe the top of next year, I see a big unification fight". (more...)
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 4/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- May 03, 2017

To a man, the Ducks said all they had to do was keep playing the way they did in Game 2 and they'd find a way to beat Talbot. The Oilers now head home to Edmonton for the next two games with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. We're doing a lot of good things. "But the details will have to get a lot more polished up", said McLellan. "I was just trying to get a scrum there in front of the net and I was lucky they kicked it in". (more...)
Watson Introduced In Houston
- May 03, 2017

Deshaun Watson saw his dream come true on Thursday night, when he was the first-round pick of the Houston Texans . It was puzzling to see as many mock drafts had Watson going somewhere between the top-5 and as late of the 20s. Tom Savage is now the starter in Houston . They were clearly looking for players from strong Power 5 programs this draft. Lombardi was a guest onThe Rich Eisen Show on Monday and was asked which rookie quarterback he believes has the best chance at starting this ... (more...)
Coghlan's Makes Amazing Play That The MLB Needs To Embrace Coghlan's Makes Amazing Play That The MLB Needs To Embrace
- April 30, 2017

The Blue Jays outfielder pulled off arguably the play of the year so far in 2017 when he dove over Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina to score a run in the seventh inning of a game between Toronto and St. Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League report as Max Pentecost continues to shine. "He felt good, his stuff looked really good and he felt very comfortable". (more...)
Moyes unsure about future after Sunderland drop Moyes unsure about future after Sunderland drop
- April 30, 2017

Fabio Borini forced Artur Boruc into an 11th-minute save with a rising drive, but it was Defoe to whom most of the better openings fell. "They pay their hard-earned cash to come to the stadium and we have not given them enough this season", he said . (more...)
Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral
- April 28, 2017

Rondo tied the franchise playoff record with 14 assists and just missed joining Scottie Pippen as the only Bull to triple-double in the playoffs. "You're not going to slow down Isaiah Thomas from getting the looks and getting opportunities". (more...)
Jose Mourinho to bring Michael Keane back to Manchester United Jose Mourinho to bring Michael Keane back to Manchester United
- April 28, 2017

Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a hamstring injury but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is fit after a knee injury. Keane's resilience and form makes him already a superior central defender to both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, and also qualifies as a homegrown player. (more...)
Sharks' Joe Thornton played 4 playoff games with a torn ACL, MCL Sharks' Joe Thornton played 4 playoff games with a torn ACL, MCL
- April 28, 2017

The Oilers have 20-year-old superstar Connor McDavid as their focal point. For the first time in over a decade, the Edmonton Oilers have advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Thornton will be a free agent on July 1, but has made it clear that he wants to remain in San Jose. The San Jose Sharks' run for Lord Stanley is over. (more...)
Paul George Not A Good Fit With The Los Angeles Lakers?
- April 26, 2017

George is one player in one scenario, but Houston with James Harden, Oklahoma City with Russell Westbrook, Utah with Gordon Hayward and the Los Angeles Clippers with Blake Griffin could all have their offseasons directly affected by DPE status. (more...)
Gareon Conley, Projected First-Round Pick, Accused Of Rape
- April 26, 2017

Attorney Kevin Spellacy, without naming his client, earlier Tuesday denied the allegations to WOIO-TV in Cleveland, calling them " ludicrous and ridiculous ." . The timing on this case, where no police report was made available for two weeks, certainly hints at a hometown assist (Conley is from Massillon and played at Ohio State) to keep his name out of the headlines until after Thursday night and getting drafted. (more...)
Bills elect not to match Mike Gillislee offer sheet
- April 25, 2017

As compensation, the Bills receive a fifth-round draft pick back from the Super Bowl champions. Gillislee had 101 carries for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns last season. It was nearly certainly a tactic to prevent Gillislee from joining the Patriots as quickly as possible, especially a year after the Bills immediately declined to match wide receiver Chris Hogan's offer sheet. (more...)
Miami's Chen pulled from no-hit bid to start 8th vs Seattle Miami's Chen pulled from no-hit bid to start 8th vs Seattle
- April 24, 2017

In what many believe could be his final at-bat at Safeco Field , the place he became a Major League Baseball icon, Ichiro Suzuki did, as Yelich remarked, what special players do. Now 31, his walk rate each of the last four seasons has risen while his velocity sits in the 90-92 range. There was a feel-good moment in the ninth inning when Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki , a long-time Mariner, hit a home run in what might be his final at-bat at Safeco Field . (more...)
Warriors' Durant Remains Questionable for Game Three
- April 23, 2017

With Durant on the bench in Game 2, the rest of Golden State's players picked up the slack. "We have confidence. We have had to play without KD for a lot of games earlier so we are used to it". Kyle Korver scored more points in two quarters (six) than he did in the first two games (four). "I'm getting better every day", he said. "I don't care about the (personal stats)". (more...)
Browns zero in on No. 1 pick, trade for veteran QB unlikely Browns zero in on No. 1 pick, trade for veteran QB unlikely
- April 22, 2017

Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown tossed some cold water on the theory during his pre-draft news conference Wednesday, noting that the Browns are typically averse to bundling picks for just one selection. We also discuss the comments made by quarterback Cody Kessler, if there's any more of a chance for Brock Osweiler to be on the team and the dynamic between cornerback Joe Haden and new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. (more...)
Dana White: Jon Jones' Return Fight Will Not Be A Main Event
- April 21, 2017

Cormier runs his record to 19-1 and is expected to face Jones later in 2017 when the latter comes off his suspension in the beginning of July. "He can have the rematch no problem, I was ready to continue the fight". But a break by the ref after Cormier grabbed the fence led to a savage flurry from Johnson that hit Cormier in the stomach with a hard kick and then a punch to the face that broke his nose. (more...)
Momentum with Spurs for FA Cup semifinal showdown vs Chelsea
- April 21, 2017

We would be speaking about any of them in the same way. " If we stay up why wouldn't we be interested? " asked Clement, whose team are two points from safety with five games left. Chelsea finished 10th in the Premier League table last season but are chasing a domestic double in Conte's first campaign at the club. "Whoever wins it will deserve to win it, with the strength of the teams in the semi". (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo Injuries Overshadow Manchester United's Europa League Progression Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo Injuries Overshadow Manchester United's Europa League Progression
- April 21, 2017

We are in trouble. Asked about his retirement plans on Thursday he said: "I'm happy I chose this club because I think this club is the biggest in Manchester , in England and one of the biggest in the world". Ashley Young is fresh to play. "There is nobody else to play". We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless - to risk. (more...)
American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station
- April 21, 2017

The arrival of Fischer and Yurchikhin increased the station's crew complement to five. Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin (Russian: Фёдор Николаевич Юрчихин, Greek: Θεόδωρος Γιουρτσίχιν του Νικόλαου; born 3 January 1959), is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent, engineer and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on four spaceflights. (more...)
Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers
- April 20, 2017

The right-hander induced 10 groundouts, struck out six and allowed six hits and two walks, lowering his ERA from 8.36 to 6.00. Reds 9, Orioles 3: Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam and Joey Votto added a two-run homer to lift Cincinnati past Baltimore. (more...)
Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'
- April 20, 2017

This comes after they spent much of the season battling injuries and dealing with Rajon Rondo's antics. This Bulls team was better-suited for the playoffs rather than the regular season all along, and now that they've squeaked in someone has to pay for it. (more...)