• ESPN Brings out Serena Williams, Paul Pierce to Showcase 'SportsCenter' Changes
ESPN Brings out Serena Williams, Paul Pierce to Showcase 'SportsCenter' Changes

Golic: "The a year ago and a half have been somewhat interesting if not eyebrow-raising, as well". Mike Greenberg, the long-time co-host of Mike and Mike , is reportedly moving away from the hit morning radio show to do a television talk show on the network.

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  • Transfer Focus: Manchester City Zabaleta announcement opens door for Bilic
Transfer Focus: Manchester City Zabaleta announcement opens door for Bilic

Manchester City defender John Stones is fit to face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports . "I arrived at this club and I tried to do my best, some managers will have that pressure so I have to handle that, if not I go home".

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  • Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title
Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title

After Thiem rifled a few winners to save 0-40 at 4-5 (the same game in which his chances spiraled two weeks back in their Barcelona final), a brilliant tiebreaker saw both players saving set points, with Nadal's consistency eventually winning out when Thiem misfired twice to lose a 10-8 thriller.

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  • Si Woo Kim to leave golf for military service
Si Woo Kim to leave golf for military service

South Korea's Si Woo Kim finished on 10 under par, three shots ahead of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen to lift the prize of nearly £1.5million. After playing just 13 tournaments in 2016 due to a foot injury, Poulter had 10 events this season to earn 218 FedEx Cup points or 347,634 USA dollars (£269,755) to remain fully exempt.

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  • Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark
Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark

Five other out-of-contract players - Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero and Tosin Adarabioyo - are also waiting to find out about their futures, though most are expected to join Zabaleta in leaving as Guardiola reshapes the squad.

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  • Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City in the summer
Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City in the summer

Manchester City are expected to be one of the most active sides in the transfer market this summer, with Guardiola set to shake up his squad after a disappointing first season in England for the former Barcelona boss. "What he and other guys did for the club, it helped [make] this club what it is right now". Good gracious, he deserves better tha...

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  • Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

He did not attend the games during the previous series against the Utah Jazz. Kerr, 51, has not been on the bench since Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 19 because of recurring issues resulting from back surgery two years ago.

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  • Celtics aim for big wins on Monday and Tuesday
Celtics aim for big wins on Monday and Tuesday

The lottery will be held at 8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 16th. Having finished 26-56, the third-worst record in the National Basketball Association, they have a 15.6% chance to get the first overall pick, a 15.74% chance to get the second overall pick and a 15.58% chance to get the third pick.

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  • Durant, Warriors push Jazz to brink of elimination
Durant, Warriors push Jazz to brink of elimination

Golden State has won each of the first three games against Utah by double digits yet is only 1-2 against the spread so far. Golden State took a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semi-finals series. Game 3 was certainly the most competitive one yet for the Jazz in this series of double-digit losses. Yes, Zaza Pachulia did have seven poi...

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  • Springboks draw All Blacks in 2019 Rugby World Cup
Springboks draw All Blacks in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Host nation Japan are also in the group - Scotland beat them in the 2015 pool stage - with Europe 1, possibly Romania, and a play-off victor completing the picture. The ninth World Cup will be the first staged in Asia. " Italy are an improving side and we don't know yet who the qualifiers are going to be". The World Cup runs from 20 Septembe...

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  • Kipchoge sets new unofficial marathon world record
Kipchoge sets new unofficial marathon world record

It's a feat, if accomplished, that would send human athletic advancement hurtling into the future. The temperature was around 10 degrees, just about flawless for marathon running. Bedford served as race director of the London Marathon for two decades until stepping down in 2011. For the entire attempt, Kipchoge ran behind a six-man pacesetting ...

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  • Thibaut Courtois Belgian relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes
Thibaut Courtois Belgian relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

Conte, who afterwards admitted "now I'm a bit relaxed" after repeatedly focusing only on the next game, said: "Our worst moment was after the United defeat, because Tottenham won the game and to see your opponent only four points (behind) was very bad".

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  • Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games
Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games

Blue Jays starter pitched six innings, gave up four walks and walked three while striking out eight. Earlier Saturday, the Mariners said right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is expected of miss four to six weeks because of a sore shoulder. This comes after the Mariners won a series against Texas and took two from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Ma...

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  • 'Bosz babes' Ajax take cut-price route to Europa League final
'Bosz babes' Ajax take cut-price route to Europa League final

Ajax warmed up for the match with a thumping 4-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles over the weekend while Lyon managed to overcome Nantes by 3-2 to gain some traction ahead of the midweek fixture. As a result, we're taking Lyon on here as Ajax should have plenty of chances against their suspect defence. Following the win, four-time European champio...

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  • Lewis Hamilton faster than Valtteri Bottas in Spanish Grand Prix first practice
Lewis Hamilton faster than Valtteri Bottas in Spanish Grand Prix first practice

Vettel , a four-time world champion, is 13 points clear of Mercedes' triple title victor Lewis Hamilton after the German won in Australia and Bahrain. "I'm not happy", Vettel said. "I hope the upgrade will give us a chance to really fight with Mercedes and Ferrari or at least get us closer", said Ricciardo, who finished only two races t...

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  • ECU Football Coach Surprises Walk-On's Mom With Scholarship News
ECU Football Coach Surprises Walk-On's Mom With Scholarship News

A sweet Mother's Day video is now circling the internet that will no doubt leave you teary-eyed. The player getting the scholarship here is outside linebacker Kiante Anderson, a senior walk-on who started (and lettered) for the first time last season.

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  • Klopp Hints At Sturridge, Lallana Return For Liverpool; Admits UCL Chase Pressure
Klopp Hints At Sturridge, Lallana Return For Liverpool; Admits UCL Chase Pressure

Here's everything you need to know about next opponents West Ham United. "Against Arsenal (on Wednesday) they were very open so I am not sure why they did this favour to Arsenal?" "Liverpool have been in the top-four since September and are determined to give their fans Champions League football next season".

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  • Real Madrid in Champions League final despite defeat
Real Madrid in Champions League final despite defeat

Atletico got the goal they needed to get back into the tie 12 minutes in when Koke s outswinging corner was met powerfully by Saul for his fourth Champions League goal of the season. Despite the meager chances of reaching the final for Atletico semi-final second leg match against real Madrid in any case was special. To their credit Real Ma...

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  • Red Sox: Chris Sale will not be suspended
Red Sox: Chris Sale will not be suspended

On Wednesday night, the Red Sox permanently banned from Fenway Park a man they said used a racial slur. The teams don't meet again until June 1. Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be suspended for throwing a 98 miles per hour fastball at the knees and behind Orioles star Manny Machado , a source told ESPN's Buster Olney .

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  • Manu Ginobili saves Spurs with gutsy block on James Harden
Manu Ginobili saves Spurs with gutsy block on James Harden

He played half of the fourth quarter but did not take the court for overtime. Popovich said Jonathan Simmons will start in place of Leonard. Leonard's injury is another blow to a team already without Tony Parker , after the veteran suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury in Game 2.

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  • Jordan Spieth thinks two missed cuts at The Players are a 'fluke'
Jordan Spieth thinks two missed cuts at The Players are a 'fluke'

Players champions averaged 69.12 in the years they won. On the eve of his Players Championship title defence, Jason Day has set himself the considerable task of reeling in runaway world No.1 Dustin Johnson in 2017. Other short odds to win are Rory McIlroy (10/1) and Jordan Spieth (12/1). McIlroy hasn't finished worse than 12 the past four years a...

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  • Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT
Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT

San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20) of Argentina celebrates a turnover by Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon (10) during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in San Antonio . The Rockets played only seven players, with Harden seeing action for 43 minutes, posting a triple-double of 33 ...

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  • Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid
Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid

He surrendered his serve in the seventh game, giving the 20-year-old Coric three break points. The Croatian arrived at the tournament in good form following his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour title in Morocco in April.

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  • Bradley Scores Playoff High 29, Celtics Beat Wizards, Take 3-2 Lead
Bradley Scores Playoff High 29, Celtics Beat Wizards, Take 3-2 Lead

If the Celtics hope to close out Washington , they will need to continue to outplay the Wizards' second units significantly, and they will need to continue to be able to switch effectively. Three different players recorded at least five assists. That should give the rest of the Celtics all the confidence they need to finish things off on Frid...

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  • U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery
U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery

Darta L. Lee, 18, Zarrian J. Holcombe, 19, and Howard E. Watkins, 18, were the three players arrested in connection with the incident, which took place early on Wednesday morning. We've witnessed Illini football and Illini basketball deal with a wide array of criminal activity, including issues with weed, alcohol, vehicle accidents, thefts, fight...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association to probe Pogba
Federation Internationale de Football Association to probe Pogba

Neither the player nor Raiola has commented on the latest developments, while a spokesman for United said on Tuesday: " We don't comment on contracts ". "Pogba, for example, would make almost £1m more from United if he was named Fifa Player of the Year". Some reports have said that United engaged Raiola at the same time, paying another very l...

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  • Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk
Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Green sent a tweet shortly after Thomas's comments apparently directed at the Celtics guard. That was superseded in might and awe by Sunday's 26-0 run that lasted more than half of the third quarter in Game 4. "We feel like we can guard them in the half court, but we tend to turn the ball over in spurts, and they capitalize well on it". We know t...

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  • UFC 211: Back in Dallas, Joanna Jedrzejczyk still a superstar-in-waiting
UFC 211: Back in Dallas, Joanna Jedrzejczyk still a superstar-in-waiting

She has a thick accent, which might be a turn-off for some - awful - fans, but her English is excellent and Jedrzejczyk is always a great quote. But the news was released prematurely, according to UFC president Dana White, who said the company hasn't officially signed off on it.

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  • Alvarez vows to put McGregor beating behind him at UFC 211
Alvarez vows to put McGregor beating behind him at UFC 211

After the fight, which "Canelo" won by unanimous decision, it was announced that "Canelo" would be taking on middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin on September 16, 2017. "He's a gamer", Alvarez said of Poirier. "As far as opponents and big, large fights that people want to see, I think that is something that the fans would want, something that I wo...

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  • Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series
Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

The Rockets hit 19 of 43 shots from the 3-point line Sunday, falling three short of the franchise-record 22 they nailed in the series opener. The Thunder weren't always able to make the Rockets pay for being smaller, but the Spurs aren't the Thunder.

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  • Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace
Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace

City are now fourth in the league, a point and a place behind Liverpool with a game in hand. Guardiola believes City would have been worthy champions this season had they been more clinical in front of goal. We may have to wait until Saturday for Manchester City's next game but there are still plenty of headlines about the club in this morning'...

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  • Gujarat Lions Beat KXIP by 6 Wickets
Gujarat Lions Beat KXIP by 6 Wickets

To get in the playoffs they will have to win todays match . In reply, Knight Riders' explosive opener Chris Lynn smashed 84 off 52 balls, before Kings XI's bowlers made a comeback and restricted their opponents to 153-6. In fact, the last few overs of some of these matches keep the viewers at the edge of their seats. Maxwell-led KXIP is pl...

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  • Bouchard stuns Sharapova to set up Kerber clash, Pliskova out
Bouchard stuns Sharapova to set up Kerber clash, Pliskova out

This after Bouchard publicly stated that Sharapova should not be allowed back into tennis following her doping ban. Sharapova needed to save two break points in the fifth game of the first set but broke Bouchard in the sixth with a brutal forehand victor to lead 4-2.

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  • Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1
Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

It's good advice, but easier said than done against the Predators. The Predators, who began play in 1998, now are the NHL's only undefeated team at home this postseason with a nine-game winning streak dating to last season. "We have to be better". The Blues are 13-3 in their last 16 Sunday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest...

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  • Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT
Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT

The Celtics became only the eighth team in National Basketball Association playoff history to made 15 or more 3-pointers in consecutive games, sinking 16-of-39 in their first-round series clincher against Chicago. "So the least I could do was go out there and play for her". Washington starter Markieff Morris played just 11 minutes before leaving...

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  • Inter 'ready to offer' Chelsea boss Antonio Conte £10m salary
Inter 'ready to offer' Chelsea boss Antonio Conte £10m salary

The Blues' keenness on Nanggolan is certainly understandable; dynamic, undying energy makes him flawless for Antonio Conte's two-man engine room and the Premier League's champions in waiting need more depth in midfield for their return to the Champions League next season.

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  • 7 best shots of Kevin Durant taking over Game 3
7 best shots of Kevin Durant taking over Game 3

Gordon Hayward found his way in the second half while Rudy Gobert roughed up the smaller Warriors on the inside game all night long. In fact, he can probably expect to be booed even more loudly in Game 4, as he blatantly taunted Jazz fans while he was heading to the bench late in the first half on Saturday.

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  • First Formula 1 win 'surreal' for Valtteri Bottas
First Formula 1 win 'surreal' for Valtteri Bottas

Bottas is fighting for his career with the German-owned outfit as he only signed to a one-year contract - with it being up to Mercedes to sign him for 2018. The result left Hamilton 13 points behind title rival Vettel in the championship. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived midway through the race before taking his seat in an awkward sandwic...

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  • James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round
James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

He had a game-high 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four assists. JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends against Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers in the first half of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs against at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 23, 2017 in Indianapolis , India...

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  • Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2
Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2

The 30-year-old has been a key contributor so far in the playoffs for the Penguins, with two goals and five points in six games. NOTES: Grubauer finished with two goals on nine shots as Trotz said it was too early to name a Game 3 starter.

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  • Recovering Sidney Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility
Recovering Sidney Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility

But the next one never came, even as the Capitals repeatedly blitzed the Penguins' zone with hollow scoring chances. After the Caps had taken a 2-0 series lead against Pittsburgh in the second round in 2009, we wrote how we were witnessing the shift of power in the conference, that the Caps had overtaken Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

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  • Bundy earns 5th victory as Orioles beat White Sox 6-5
Bundy earns 5th victory as Orioles beat White Sox 6-5

Orioles: Britton and RHP Gabriel Ynoa (hamstring) were placed on the 10-day DL. He allowed two earned runs on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts in his first game at Camden Yards since the Orioles released him before the 2016 season.

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  • DeRozan scores 31 as Raps beat Bucks, even series at 2-2
DeRozan scores 31 as Raps beat Bucks, even series at 2-2

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting. A free throw by Antetokounmpo with five-and-a-half minutes left pulled the Bucks to within five points, but the Raptors , who led the league in comeback victories this season, refused to get frazzled.

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  • Tyson Fury loses 18 POUNDS as Anthony Joshua super-fight nears
Tyson Fury loses 18 POUNDS as Anthony Joshua super-fight nears

Eddie will protect his cash cow". "I think it was one of the best heavyweight fights". I thought, "this is it, he's not coming back". "If it works out for my career, I ll definitely relish the challenge against Tyson Fury or anyone else for that matter", Joshua wrote in a column for the London Evening Standard newspaper published on Tuesday.

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  • Panthers first to lock up No. 1 pick
Panthers first to lock up No. 1 pick

Fantasy Impact Samuel is a speedy receiver that could be a gadget player and deep threat similar to Ted Ginn. He has "oh my gosh" speed at 4.31, as GM Dave Gettleman likes to say, and has drawn some Percy Harvin comparisons. The Carolina Panthers made some bold moves in the 2017 National Football League draft. McCaffrey can't wait to catch a pas...

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  • Brazil extend lead at top of Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
Brazil extend lead at top of Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Constantine congratulated his side on their achievement, but also cautioned them against complacency after the historic ranking. One more victory against an global side - 4-1 win over South American opponent Puerto Rico - added another feather to India's cap.

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  • Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder
Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

The Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls first-round playoff series now has even the coaches trading shots. "They've been everything. This organization is the best organization there is". But according to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, NBA officials are giving special treatment to Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas . "I thought they did a great job of sticking with t...

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  • Jets won't pick up safety Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option
Jets won't pick up safety Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option

Williams, out of Bethune-Cookman, managed 11 games, no starts and two seasons for the Jets. The expected move, first reported by the NFL Network, will make Pryor, a first-round pick in 2014, a free agent after the 2017 season. Those two picks basically said that the Jets were done with Pryor, even before they decided not to pick up the option. ...

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  • Bills decline to pick up 5th-year of Watkins' contract
Bills decline to pick up 5th-year of Watkins' contract

Of all the moves that head coach Sean McDermott has made in the offseason - which include everything that went down in the 2017 NFL Draft - this is the only one that I definitively disagree with. Will this decision impact the Bills' ability to negotiate with Watkins? Buffalo will also have the franchise tag available, in case the two sides can not ...

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  • Joshua king of heavyweights after defeating Klitschko
Joshua king of heavyweights after defeating Klitschko

Klitschko could not establish his jab in the first round and it was Joshua who landed more punches, with the best being a left hook in the opening minute. A lot of questions answered by Anthony Joshua ". "As I said, I'm not ideal but I'm trying and if you don't take part you're going to fail", said Joshua.

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