• Sevilla agree to let Jorge Sampaoli take over as Argentina coach
Sevilla agree to let Jorge Sampaoli take over as Argentina coach

The Argentine Football Association will pay a £1.3m buyout clause for Sampaoli. Jorge Sampaoli who spent just one year at Sevilla and finished 4 in the league has reportedly agreed to coach Argentina next. The former Chile coach was offered the job last August shortly after taking the helm of Sevilla but chose to remain in charge of t...

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  • Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

All Star guard Kyrie Irving then proceeded to take the helm and lead his side back into the contest on with a spectacular offensive performance, scoring nearly at will as the Cavs gradually eroded the Celtics' lead. No sooner had last week's wild draft lottery dropped off the radar of the league's devoted UFO spotters ("Lemme guess: Boston goes...

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  • Jose Mourinho has identified his biggest weakness as a manager
Jose Mourinho has identified his biggest weakness as a manager

Just to prove this isn't total bias against United, I felt equally embarrassed when Liverpool supporters tried to claim Gerrard Houllier won five trophies in the calendar year of 2001. It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August. Manchester United players came to play in this match with black ba...

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  • Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

The Warriors coach took an indefinite leave of absence during Golden State's first-round National Basketball Association playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, and he has yet to return due to ongoing health issues . He entered Game 4 averaging 18 points, but was held to 4-for-11 shooting in 22 minutes in the series finale. The War...

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  • Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4
Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

Bottom WPA Play: Brandon Crawford's double to right in the top of the fifth plated Buster Posey for the Giants only run of the night (-0.064). Mark Melancon managed another saved game this season while newbie Joe Panik's at-bats boosted the Giants as they got the win against the Cubs on Monday.

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  • Darrelle Revis closer to signing with a new team
Darrelle Revis closer to signing with a new team

He was charged with four felonies but was cleared of all charges after appearing in municipal court on March 15. In February, the cornerback was arrested for allegedly being involved in a street fight that left two men unconscious. Revis' poor play coupled with obvious lackluster effort last season hasn't exactly made teams line up for his se...

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  • Daniel Sturridge sends message to Liverpool fans about Jurgen Klopp
Daniel Sturridge sends message to Liverpool fans about Jurgen Klopp

Wenger appeared to criticize the club's fans who have been split between those loyal to him and those who feel he should leave. "We were playing in a hostile environment", the Frenchman told reporters of his side's hard mid-season period.

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  • Alisher Usmanov attempts £1billion takeover of Arsenal
Alisher Usmanov attempts £1billion takeover of Arsenal

However, if the source is accurate in his belief regarding Silent Stan's pause at the offer, that represents a fissure in Kroenke's long-standing outright refusal of any offer made towards his shares in the club. With one more round of matches to be played this weekend, Arsenal is poised to finish outside the top four sides for the first time in ...

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  • Chelsea path to title eased by Tottenham losing at West Ham
Chelsea path to title eased by Tottenham losing at West Ham

There are games you must win, it's not about playing good or bad, or running more or less. "We need to ask ourselves the right questions and try to understand what happened today". Pochettino added: "We dominated in the first half and were the better team, but at the start of the second half we were a bit sloppy and when you are fighting for the ...

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  • Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament
Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Sharapova returned from her doping ban on April 26 but relied on wildcards to get into tournaments because her world ranking points expired while she was banned. Other players, including Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, have been outspoken about Sharapova receiving free passes into events. Maria Sharapova was granted a wild card to play in the...

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  • ESPN's 'Mike & Mike' officially splitting, Greenberg headed to TV
ESPN's 'Mike & Mike' officially splitting, Greenberg headed to TV

The sports radio landscape is set to undergo a dramatic transformation in the next year. The network also announced that it reached multi-year contract deals with hosts John Buccigross, Kenny Mayne and Hannah Storm. ET featuring Greenberg and several fulltime co-hosts, plus guests, followed by First Take at 10 a.m. ET. The move will put a...

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  • Mumbai Indians to take on Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1
Mumbai Indians to take on Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1

Sehwag, who is the franchise's director of cricket operations, admitted that Amla, who plays for South Africa, was the only overseas player to have lived up to expectations. There are very rare occasions when you get a good wicket to bat on but whatever wicket you get, you have to play at least 20 overs for your side.

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  • Blues vs. Predators: Game 4 prediction
Blues vs. Predators: Game 4 prediction

Louis Blues that gave them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal. Rinne's 32 saves, plus goals from Ellis and Neal nearly eight minutes apart in the third period, led the Predators to a 2-1 win at raucous Bridgestone Arena, giving Nashville a 3-1 series lead.

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  • ATP Madrid: Novak Djokovic battles past hometown favourite Feliciano Lopez
ATP Madrid: Novak Djokovic battles past hometown favourite Feliciano Lopez

The 14-time Grand Slam champion had break points in the fourth and sixth game of the first set, but had to settle for breaking Goffin's resolve in a tie-break. "If it's muscle pain then I can play, but the wrist is a risky part and it could lead to big issues if I push myself, so I chose not to play", he said.

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  • Celtics vs. Wizards Game 7
Celtics vs. Wizards Game 7

Thomas has gotten mental advice this postseason from both Kobe Bryant and most recently Paul Pierce after the Wizards evened the series in Game 4 . The crowd went into a frenzy after the shot as Wall started into the stands with his chest out and his arms flexed, taking in the moment. "The last two years I was in the playoffs, we lost a Game 6...

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  • Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start
Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start

The team is searching for a reliable fifth starter until Seth Lugo or Steven Matz returns. Harvey was scheduled to start Sunday afternoon's game against the Miami Marlins . He made several stops en route to NY and took an overnight flight, arriving at Citi Field straight from the airport around 8:45 a.m. He traveled across multiple time zones ...

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  • Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3
Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3

I don't think we're going to see the same Ottawa team come out in Game 4, so we better be ready to go right from the start. Karlsson, who finished with three assists in more than 31 minutes, then fired the exit bomb from the Ottawa zone which led to Turris's victor.

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  • Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois
Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

Should Swansea win on Saturday they will move four points clear of Hull ahead of their game away at Crystal Palace 24 hours later, with the Tigers knowing that a defeat would see them go down. Only an incredible collapse could prevent Conte bagging the title in his first season and adding it to his three Serie A crowns achieved in successive season...

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  • Bautista hits 3-run homer as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2
Bautista hits 3-run homer as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

Lovullo says tests for a concussion were negative and that Iannetta was still being monitored. "Anytime there's head trauma, anytime there's something that hits you in that area, you're never comfortable until a diagnosis has been made so we're using every precaution to make sure that he's okay".

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  • Possible severe weather on Thursday
Possible severe weather on Thursday

The coverage of showers and storms, and the threat for stronger storms, will diminish by sunset. After Tuesday night, Steve Cobb, meteorologist with NWS in Lubbock, said there should be no more rain or severe weather for the rest of the week until Sunday.

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  • Leonardo Bonucci hails 'alien' Dani Alves
Leonardo Bonucci hails 'alien' Dani Alves

We want to win the final. Juventus beat Monaco 2-1 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate in their semi final. We have more confidence [than Juve's runners-up of 2015] and we will go there to win. Cape Town - Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has praised the impact Dani Alves has had on the club since joining from Barcelona at the beginning of th...

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  • Spurs' Leonard expects to play despite ankle injury
Spurs' Leonard expects to play despite ankle injury

Leonard, who sprained his left ankle in Tuesday night's thrilling overtime win against the Rockets , said after the game that he would play. Leonard sat out much of the fourth quarter of Game 5 on Tuesday and didn't take the court for overtime of his team's 110-107 win.

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  • Fernando Alonso suffers Spanish GP practice breakdown
Fernando Alonso suffers Spanish GP practice breakdown

If not, the two-time former champion says he will be looking for another team, or even to abandon F1 altogether. Alonso has given the clearest indication yet that he may not be at McLaren next year, commenting at the Spanish Grand Prix Thursday press conference that he will consider a future elsewhere if he does not feel McLaren can give him a co...

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  • WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL
WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL

Gordon has been suspended several times by the league, including the current ban for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. In just 10 games in 2013, Gordon produced 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, indicated at this year's NFL owners meetings that if...

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  • West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt
West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt

Leaders Chelsea want to beat West Bromwich Albion on Friday to become Premier League champions, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said, as he sets his sights on lifting the trophy for the second time in three years at the club. If Chelsea do not secure the title on Friday, they have two home games - against Watford and Sunderland - to complete th...

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  • Koeman sets deadline for Barkley over Everton future
Koeman sets deadline for Barkley over Everton future

You might call him a no-nonsense manager but, when his back is turned, there appears to be nothing but nonsense going on behind the scenes at Goodison Park. Barkley's current £65,000-a-week deal expires at the end of next season but the 23-year-old would command a fee of around £35million. We are already trying to get players in for next season in ...

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  • Blue Jays pitchers hold Rays to 3 hits in 2-1 win
Blue Jays pitchers hold Rays to 3 hits in 2-1 win

October 4, 2016: The Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card game thanks to Encarnacion's three-run home run in extra innings. Stroman (3-2) allowed six hits and two walks. That's a hard premise for Blue Jays fans to accept, especially after waiting two decades for their team to be back in playoff contention. He is scheduled t...

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  • Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor
Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor

But Bouchard hadn't been almost as bold as her words when she had faced the Russian in the past. Bouchard was 0-4 previously against Sharapova. Bouchard will face top-seeded German Angelique Kerber in the Round of 16 on Wednesday. In the decider set, Sharapova survived five break points in the fifth game. But unlike in the opening frame where...

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  • PGA Tour: Smith and Blixt claim Zurich Classic
PGA Tour: Smith and Blixt claim Zurich Classic

It was an emotional end to a remarkable tournament with the team format resulting in an epic final-round shootout between Team Smith and their American opponents, Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. Long-time leaders Blixt and Smith had looked set to win the two-man competition - the first official team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years - after finding t...

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  • Hamilton puzzled by Sochi weekend
Hamilton puzzled by Sochi weekend

The Sochi Autodrom has known nothing but Mercedes victories since it began hosting the Russian Grand Prix in 2014. Max Verstappen was fifth home for the Austrian team, but more than a minute behind race victor Bottas. Having replaced retired champion Nico Rosberg in a late move ahead of the 2017 campaign, Bottas had been expected to play second fid...

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  • John Velazquez Says Always Dreaming Is Todd Pletcher's Best Kentucky Derby Horse
John Velazquez Says Always Dreaming Is Todd Pletcher's Best Kentucky Derby Horse

Long shots Lookin at Lee and Battle of Midway were next across the line in slow conditions caused by rains Friday and Saturday. Always Dreaming paid $11.40 on a $2 bet to win. Always Dreaming is owned by a partnership of Brooklyn Boys Stable, St. Elias Stable, and West Point Thoroughbreds (including former track announcer Tom Durkin).

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  • NBA Recaps: Spurs even series; Parker injured
NBA Recaps: Spurs even series; Parker injured

Parker underwent successful surgery Friday morning to fix his ruptured left quadriceps tendon. THE San Antonio Spurs suffered a major injury blow with Tony Parker going down with a leg injury during his team's second-round playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

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  • Anthony Joshua delivers impassioned speech after stunning victory
Anthony Joshua delivers impassioned speech after stunning victory

The Briton landed a brutal uppercut which gave him the platform to send Klitschko down with an immediate flurry. Joshua retains his IBF world heavyweight title and won the vacant WBA and IBO belts by defeating Klitschko in front of a insane 90,000 audience at London's Wembley Stadium.

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  • Larsson leads Oilers past Ducks 5-3 in wild series opener
Larsson leads Oilers past Ducks 5-3 in wild series opener

The Ducks have done plenty of good things in the first two games of the series, but just not enough of them to win. Two road teams blew a couple of two-goals leads in the third period, but then got a couple of fortunate bounces and scored a couple of opportunistic goals in the Western Conference semifinals.

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  • Bill O'Brien: Tom Savage is the Texans' starter
Bill O'Brien: Tom Savage is the Texans' starter

The Browns already have Houston's second-round pick in 2018 after receiving it in the trade for Brock Osweiler this off-season. The Browns traded down from No. The only quarterbacks on the roster were Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden. "Film study is the key to being a great quarterback", he said. "I felt that he was a guy that answered the quest...

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