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by | April 20, 2017 | 04:52

Right now we've nothing to lose. We are free from pressure. Miracles don't usually come in twos and so it proved with Barcelona knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus, unable to claw-back the 3-0 first leg defeat. "We knew Leicester were not going to give up". "We'll be looking to create opportunities to score and we're certain we have what it takes to reach the next round".

by | April 20, 2017 | 04:51

Should have been put through on goal by Riyad Mahrez in the 24th minute but the Algerian dwelt on the ball too long and Vardy ended up drifting offside, with the England man visibly frustrated not to have received a pass earlier. Robert Lewandowski had put the Germans ahead on the night from the penalty spot but a diving header from Ronaldo with 14 minutes left looked to have been enough to send the Spanish side through.

by | April 20, 2017 | 04:51

The Columbus Blue Jackets stayed alive against reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins thanks to their game-four win. "Everybody at this time of year is dealing with bumps and bruises". Now, the best the Penguins can do might be five days or possibly less depending on the result of Game 5. "Last game, we didn't play the game our way".

by | April 20, 2017 | 04:46

Cleveland visited Atlanta on Sunday afternoon with a one-game lead in the Eastern Conference for the No. 1 seed. The Celtics trailed by 11 after one and by as many as 13 in the second quarter before Isaiah Thomas (13 points, 8 assists ) scored 10 points in a two-minute stretch to end the first half with the Celtics up 57-56.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:14

Coming off a 4-3 victory over the Bruins in Game 2 at home Saturday, the Senators weren't about to rest on their laurels. "It feels incredible and we took home-ice back and that's what's important". D Tommy Cross , a Boston College product, made his playoff (and also his 2016-17) debut with the Bruins, who were missing four defensemen because of injury.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:10

The odds are clearly against Bayern, but there is hope for them. Win neither the Champions League nor the Spanish League and he will be out of a job. He did not play at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. His side drew 0-0. "It will be very hard, but I believe in the team and I am confident it will not be my last game in Europe".

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:01

Coming into the match, Gayle was also just 3 runs short of becoming the first batsman to amass 10,000 T20 runs, and he reached the landmark by nudging Basil Thampi's delivery for a single. Gayle had one moment of fortune during his knock when he was caught spectacularly in the outfield by Brendon McCullum, but the former New Zealand captain's sun hat touched the boundary cushion and Gayle survived .

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:59

Sane notched his ninth goal of the season following a tremendous display on the counter attack. "We had that in the Monaco game and we can not forget how good they are after what they did in Dortmund". Jesus Navas had tested Forster in the direct build-up to that key moment in the match, and the Englishman was required once more to keep out Silva's rebound after parrying Kevin De Bruyne's initial cross into the area.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:59

Then, Arturo Vidal was controversially dismissed, and in extra time, an offside Cristiano Ronaldo scored what proved to be the decisive goal of his hat trick in what had been an enthralling match. Much like the first leg, Madrid weathered the early storm and had plenty of chances to go in front before half time. "You have the decisions that penalised us a lot, Arturo's card was not a card and then two goals for Cristiano were offside", said Ancelotti.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:57

Coaches, owners, executives and Hall of Fame alumni were presented their 2016 World Series Championship rings as well. He stranded seven runners, helped by Almora's defense. After an unforgettable banner-raising ceremony on Monday night, the 2016 Cubs were presented with their championship rings prior to Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:55

We just couldn't quite get the breaks that were needed. "We always try to give everything". Leicester City shocked many, as the Foxes were the last remaining English side in the Champions League . They're very disappointed but they can be proud of what they've achieved. With Leicester 12th in the Premier League it may be some time before they rub shoulders with Europe's elite again, but Shakespeare said that would now be the objective.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:52

His 14 tries across three World Cups is a tally bettered by only Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana, who both scored 15. Despite being blighted by injuries, the 33-year-old, who made his worldwide debut in 2005, scored 34 tries in 71 Tests for the Wallabies.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:51

The north Londoners have a hard run-in - with a tough trip to Tottenham Hotspur as well as home matches against Manchester United and Everton - but Wenger has insisted that his side can not afford to drop any more points if they are to secure Champions League football for next season.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:51

That gave the youthful Maple Leafs three goals in the final 5:30 of the third period. Toronto of those days was built tenuously around veterans such as Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf and ultimately unraveled in Game 7 of a first-round series against Boston.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:51

Durant said, "It wasn't an argument at all ". Golden State will host game 2 as well, which will be held on Wednesday. "We didn't talk about it much, but, yeah, that's basically it". the 76ers? Joe Johnson, whose floater at the buzzer gave them a two-point win in Game 1, added 13 points off the bench. The Warriors took control in the 3rd and final quarters and topped the Trail Blazers with 12 points at the end to take a 1-nothing lead in the best-of-seven-series encounter.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:49

For the first time in years, "Hell on Wheels" did not blare through the AT&T Park speakers when Buster Posey entered the batter's box at San Francisco Giants 2017's home opener. When Walker couldn't handle that throw, Jarrett Parker, who had started the play on first base, raced home on the second error . Now that their skid is over, they wait to find out when they'll get their All-Star catcher back.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:44

Newly promoted Brighton are in good hands underone of the fe black managers in Englush football. Hang on, have I missed something? 'He'd been a player we'd followed for a while, ' said Bloom. For Newcastle fans themselves out there who are feeling disappointed with our current situation. Sebastien Pocognoli, Chuba Akpom and Fikayo Tomori will all return to their parent clubs once the season concludes.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:34

The fan, identified by Belgrano as Emanuel Balbo, was beaten by fellow supporters in the crowd of 57,000 and forced down the terraces where he tried to avoid more violence by vaulting a barrier, his father told Cordoba's Cadena 3 radio station.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:34

Jurgen Klopp tried to buy Pulisic last summer, but we were rebuffed, and with the playmaker coming on leaps and bounds, it's not going to be any easier this time around, although he remains on our shortlist. Monaco's 11 games in this competition have averaged 2.91 goals while Dortmund's nine have averaged 4.44 goals. While recovering at home, Bartra received a visit from his ex-Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba yesterday.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:30

Left-hander J.A. Happ (elbow) is expected to join them on the DL after he has an MRI. Happ, who won 20 games for the first time previous year, left Sunday's start against Baltimore in the fifth inning with a sore elbow. "I think past year I got into the habit of more maybe trying to throw it for a strike and kind of babying". He also has been held up at gunpoint and spent time away from baseball to deal with anxiety.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:29

And we've all, even in my short time here, when you see that really tough things happen to people, this [Boston] community really rallies around them. "We're never going to make excuses, but this is hard", Horford said. "Rajon, I thought, did a terrific job once we got the ball off the glass to push the ball down the floor and get our guys some good shots, which led to some confidence".

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:29

Against Crystal Palace, we didn't deserve to lose. This was also very true in yesterday's defeat to Manchester United. Man United manager Jose Mourinho was praised to the hilt for a tactical masterclass against his old side and opposing manager Antonio Conte, as the Red Devils turned in what was undoubtedly their best performance under the Portuguese boss.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:28

J.J.is our best shooter on our team. If the Clippers indeed fall short this season , as they've done each of the past five , do they scrap a 50-win team a few wins shy of its first conference finals appearance in franchise history, or do they continue building (and tinkering) around that core? However, they realize the Clippers will perform with more of an urgency to avoiding going down 0-2.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:26

But he's avoiding any semblance of a timetable for now. "It was my decision , ultimately", Luck said of the surgery. “I have full trust in the guys helping me out . You play through pain. "We are doing a nice job of starting to go over past year and things we did well and things we did not so well", Luck said. "It was a little different beast (last year) in that my practice schedule was different and altered".

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:23

Despite being booed by some Sunderland fans gaffer David Moyes said he was proud of their performance against West Ham at the Stadium of Light . The Hammers had defender Sam Byram sent off for a second bookable offence deep into 10 minutes of added time, but there was no further drama and locals left with mixed feelings.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:14

They have now dropped to 1-11 all-time in game one's in franchise history, losing their ninth straight such game. The over/under total for the game is listed at 193 points. Ibaka is not a player who sits out a game, particularly a playoff game with anything less than a serious injury and his sprained ankle was not serious enough to keep him out.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:13

But we executed extremely well. Luckily, Malcolm Delaney ducked right in time . He also got a big lift from the Bulls' young reserves, who outscored their Boston counterparts 35-22. Indeed, after battling injuries late in the year, Atlanta has everyone ready to go against the Wizards , who won the season series 3-1. Seconds after feeding Morris for a dunk in his monster third quarter, Wall pointed to the court to deliver the message: "This is my house".

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:10

Atlanta Braves hitters have struggled to produce with runners on base early in the season. Atlanta outfielder Ender Inciarte turned in a hat trick of sorts, giving the Braves their first hit, first run, then first home run in the new ballpark.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:09

Speculations abound that the Browns are looking to draft both players, and to do so will require for them to have two top 10 picks. Of course, the argument to elevate Trubisky requires proving he's more valuable than Myles Garrett, the presumptive top pick.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:09

But twice, the Cavaliers have managed to escape, and now hold a commanding 2-0 series lead. He was called for two blocking fouls that easily could have been charging fouls on the Pacers . "And that was big". The Pacers regrouped, ripped off 13 straight points and were within 113-109 when George hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:09

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola says that his side play their "real final" in ten days as they face Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium . City, meanwhile, continued to help their cause for a top-four finish, as the win moved them into third place above Liverpool on 64 points.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:07

Arsenal have recorded just one league win across the past two months and now face the possibility of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time in more than 20 years. "They should know it will be two or three hard years afterwards. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way".

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:05

There is little argument Bellerin had one of his poorer days in an Arsenal shirt but it still feels somewhat harsh to turn on arguably one of the most promising players at the club. "I face it in every press conference at the moment but tonight I'm not in the mood to speak about it", he told the BBC . The visitors' fans reacted furiously to this 3-0 loss, only their second ever to Palace at Selhurst Park, with their captain, Theo Walcott, apologising for the manner of this spineless ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:03

Herrera paid tribute to Mourinho for helping him prove his worth at the Premier League side. This defeat may have little repercussions this season with Chelsea having an easier run-in as compared to Tottenham, but it doesn't mean the Chelsea board can rest on their team's laurels in the summer, as they did in 2015, and fail to strengthen the team.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:01

The Canadiens hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Confernce series that resumes Tuesday night. And now their series against Montreal is even. "It's a long series , it's a best of [seven], you've got to wear guys down". He kept the Rangers from falling behind early on as he stopped Andrew Shaw on a breakaway midway through the first period.