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Napoli draw all but hands title to Juventus Napoli draw all but hands title to Juventus
- May 07, 2018

Birthday boy Mertens took advantage of some terrible defending to put Napoli ahead in the 25th minute, the Belgium worldwide stabbing the ball home after catching Nicolas Burdisso in possession just seven yards out. Dries Mertens and substitute Marek Hamsik scored for the hosts but Torino replied each time with goals from Daniele Baselli and Lorenzo De Silvestri . (more...)
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
- May 07, 2018

Minnesota are 7-3 in Gibson's last 10 starts vs. When you're squinting to see signs of progress, you probably don't expect the hope to be provided by the oldest player on the White Sox roster. However, they are 11-3 in Gibson's last 14 starts and 18-3 in his last 21 road starts against a team with a losing record . The team has slashed.236/.292/.406 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch. (more...)
EPL: Iwobi scores for Wenger, Moses wins with Chelsea EPL: Iwobi scores for Wenger, Moses wins with Chelsea
- May 07, 2018

Olivier Giroud's first-half header at Stamford Bridge saw Chelsea close the gap on fourth-placed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to two points and on Liverpool in third to three points, with a game in hand over the Merseysiders. " Chelsea need to win too, don't they?" Did I think it would happen? That's not a holiday trip - I certainly don't think it is a holiday trip. "The situation is very intense for the boys and I am really happy and proud of them how they deal with it". (more...)
Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand Warned: No More Licking Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand Warned: No More Licking
- May 07, 2018

Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn , who had the primary assist on Dan Girardi's overtime goal that pushed the Bruins to the brink of elimination in Game 4, said there's a sense of urgency to end the series and avoid a return trip to Boston. This, right here, is where things went from a man-to-man discussion to an absolutely disgusting moment. "I'm not focusing on that series. Everyone has energy to start, so if you start with the puck and you get in on the forecheck, you've got plenty of energy ... (more...)
Man Arrested At Dover International Speedway Following Assault Of Team Owner Man Arrested At Dover International Speedway Following Assault Of Team Owner
- May 07, 2018

A bigger problem for Larson could be that three of this season's winners - Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr . and Kyle Busch - are starting right behind him. 18 Toyota. Dover had its earliest Cup date since it started in 1969. But that means some tracks get the short end of the stick, some tracks get the benefit from it. (more...)
Jonelle Price makes history with victory at Badminton Horse Trials Jonelle Price makes history with victory at Badminton Horse Trials
- May 07, 2018

While Ballaghmor Class was accepted straight away, Cooley SRS only progressed to show jumping phase on re-presentation. The 35-year-old had been issued with an official warning on Saturday regarding his over-use of the whip on both horses. (more...)
Dodgers place pitcher Clayton Kershaw on disabled list Dodgers place pitcher Clayton Kershaw on disabled list
- May 07, 2018

Neal ElAttrache. "Certainly not ideal", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw's injury. Hill has been on the DL since April 18 because of a cracked fingernail. The three-time Cy Young Award victor is 1-4 this season despite a 2.86 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 44 innings. Including the playoffs, he has pitched 2,101 innings in his career. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp laughs off Nabil Fekir, Ousmane Dembele rumours
- May 07, 2018

Whilst being forced to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona , the signings of Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah have been huge successes. We have had no contact with Liverpool today. Nabil Fekir is here. "We always need player like him and if he joins us, it will be fire". Reacting to the Chelsea game, Klopp added: "I hate the result but the performance was good enough to get a good point". (more...)
Mark Williams takes first four frames in final against John Higgins Mark Williams takes first four frames in final against John Higgins
- May 07, 2018

However, much like in Thursday's opening session, Williams - gunning for his first world title for 15 years - crucially clinched the final frame of the day as a break of 62 narrowed the deficit to 9-7, with 17 frames the target for victory. (more...)
Leading US author accused of sexual harassment Leading US author accused of sexual harassment
- May 07, 2018

Junot Díaz was appearing at the Sydney Writers Festival when he was confronted by one of his alleged victims, author Zinzi Clemmons . Short-story author Carmen Maria Machado claimed in a series of tweets that Diaz, while on tour for his book " This is How You Lose Her ", suddenly became "enraged" when she asked him during a question-and-answer session about "his protagonist's unhealthy, pathological relationship with women". (more...)
Burnley end 51-year wait for European football Burnley end 51-year wait for European football
- May 07, 2018

Both these sides will go into the Europa League next season with Arsenal making sure they will be the ones gaining direct entry into the group stages after handing the Clarets their heaviest defeat of the season to guarantee a sixth-place finish. (more...)
Cardinals WR Brice Butler honors Cowboys TE Jason Witten Cardinals WR Brice Butler honors Cowboys TE Jason Witten
- May 07, 2018

With apologies to long snapper L.P. Ladouceur, who joined the Cowboys in 2005 under Parcells, Jason Witten represents the last major player from that era. He played in 239 games overall and 235 straight games. Gathers could very well be the next Antonio Gates and one way to ensure that is to get the man himself in Dallas , even if it's just for training camp, so Gates can impart some inside knowledge to the future. (more...)
Eden Hazard makes Olivier Giroud claim after striker downs Liverpool Eden Hazard makes Olivier Giroud claim after striker downs Liverpool
- May 07, 2018

The Blues head in to the game sitting five points adrift of Tottenham and six off Liverpool with a game in hand on their rivals so victory today would blow the race for the top four wide open. "I'm not sure", Klopp said. "Today was a must-win game against a really good team , but it was a good game and a great show of will to keep our hope of finishing in the top four alive". (more...)
The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy
- May 06, 2018

Woods went on to win the tournament that week. "Our friendship has gotten stronger over the years", Woods said of Mickelson, per Kevin Cunningham of Golf .com. "The better than most" quote is attributed to NBC analyst Gary Koch , who described the long putt on the island green as it tracked toward the hole and dove into the cup. (more...)
Miguel Cabrera Placed on 10-day Disabled List Miguel Cabrera Placed on 10-day Disabled List
- May 06, 2018

Cabrera was back in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers after missing the previous three games because of biceps spasms. The Tigers also called catcher Grayson Greiner up from Toledo after they sent reliever Chad Bell down Thursday. The 35-year-old Cabrera was hitting.326 with three homers and 21 RBIs coming into the game. This has been Greiner's first long-term stint in AAA, having never played more than five games in a single season at that level. (more...)
MLB Player Needs Emergency Surgery After Getting Hit In Groin MLB Player Needs Emergency Surgery After Getting Hit In Groin
- May 06, 2018

Molina laid on the ground for several minutes in enormous pain before slowly walking off the field and exiting the game. "That was a bad one", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said , according to ESPN . The organization elected to let him play every day in triple-A Memphis, rather than advance him to St. Louis to serve as Molina's backup. Leone has appeared in 16 games for the Cardinals, striking out 15 in 13.0 innings work. (more...)
Cal Crutchlow wins MotoGP pole position for Spanish GP Cal Crutchlow wins MotoGP pole position for Spanish GP
- May 06, 2018

In a big step for Lorenzo, the Ducati rider started at P4 with Marquez at P5 on the second row. He said, "Here the race is very long and you have to manage many things", adding that the Spanish GP was "not a race about speed" but a race where being "precise" and making "the correct decision in every lap" was the key to victory. (more...)
David Warner 'humbled and overwhelmed' by public support David Warner 'humbled and overwhelmed' by public support
- May 06, 2018

Smith and Warner were given one-year bans while Bancroft was suspended for nine months for their part in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket on their tour in South Africa. "It's been a tough six weeks for myself, but I put myself in David Warner's shoes, Cameron Bancroft , Steve Smith ... they've been to hell and back, haven't they?" Hopefully, everyone forgives them. (more...)
Dumoulin wins opening stage of Giro d'Italia, Froome 21st Dumoulin wins opening stage of Giro d'Italia, Froome 21st
- May 06, 2018

The Giro d'Italia travels to its homeland tomorrow and restarts in Sicily on Tuesday. Sheer boredom saw me switch over to the snooker World Championships momentarily before flicking back over to the Giro as they rolled through 60km to go. (more...)
Hyderabad chase down Delhi to share IPL lead with Chennai Hyderabad chase down Delhi to share IPL lead with Chennai
- May 06, 2018

He now sits at No. 3 on the runs charts, with 360 from 10 innings at 90; most importantly, he has been striking at 166. Ravindra Jadeja has been through hell in recent times. "Hes a fantastic keeper, has been in unbelievably good form with the bat, probably the best Ive seen him play for quite a few years", he said. "It's the nature of T20 cricket". (more...)
Salah starts against former club as Morata misses out Salah starts against former club as Morata misses out
- May 06, 2018

Should Chelsea fail to creep into the top four then it would be the second time in the space of three seasons that they have missed out on Champions League qualification. Chelsea remain without David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu through injury. I'm backing Chelsea to edge it 2-1 and keep alive their top four hopes. Full T&Cs Apply. (more...)
El Classico: Madrid Set To Retaliate Barça's Dishonour -Zidane El Classico: Madrid Set To Retaliate Barça's Dishonour -Zidane
- May 06, 2018

NV monitors the progress of El Clasico - match 36-th round of the championship of Spain Barcelona - real and the events around it. "I am not one to decide on my own whether to give them a guard of honor", Zidane said at a press conference. (more...)
Jacob DeGrom to Prepare for Next Start with Mets After Elbow Injury
- May 06, 2018

In seven starts, the right-hander has a 1.87 ERA with 54 strikeouts and a career-best 0.99 WHIP. DeGrom hyperextended his elbow while swinging a bat Wednesday night in a loss to the Atlanta Braves . "I got good news today". Suffice it to say, an absence of any length would be a major hit to the Mets, who opened the season in dominant fashion but have seen their grip on the NL East division lead fade to just a half-game entering play Wednesday. (more...)
Martial informs agent about desire to leave United Martial informs agent about desire to leave United
- May 06, 2018

However, the attacker has struggled to establish himself as a regular under Jose Mourinho this season and was handed his first start in over six weeks against Brighton on Friday night. The France global has scored just one Premier League goal since the turn of the year, but still boasts an array of admirers including Chelsea and Arsenal . (more...)
Manchester City v Huddersfield Town: City to reach all-time high Manchester City v Huddersfield Town: City to reach all-time high
- May 06, 2018

Guardiola is arguably the favourite for the prize , with his Manchester City side having claimed the title three weeks ago and still on track to break top-flight records for wins, goals scored and points won. However, this one feels bigger, attempting to remain in the Premier League . All three players are 23 years old or younger and should be the face of City for the next decade. (more...)

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