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by | May 09, 2017 | 08:59

A second fifth rounder was the second running back taken, Aaron Jones from the University of Texas-El Paso. Adding speed and length to a secondary maligned by inconsistency and injuries was one priority. 29 spot, four picks from the bottom of the opening round, to allow the Browns to jump back up and take a third player on the night. His best season was in 2016, when he caught 49 passes for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 19.4 yards per catch.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:56

In Games 1 & 2 in Boston, the Wizards had leads of 17 and 14 points, respectively. Maybe those guys are who Thomas is talking about when he said the following: "You've got to step into it and shoot it like you made three in a row". I said the Celtics would beat the Wizards in six games and I'm a man of my word. "For us, our Bible begins with transition defense, and if it's not there we're just not ready to go", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after the game.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:43

Morata , wanted by both Chelsea and Manchester United this summer, made his way back to the Santiago Bernabeu from Juventus after Madrid exercised a buyback option in the off-season but the Spain global has been unable to cement a regular starting berth.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:41

Bouchard, who on Saturday won her first main-draw match since January, has said Sharapova's return was "unfair to all the other players who do it the right way". Sharapova saved five break points in the fifth game to nudge in front for 3-2, capping a particularly intense segment of the contest, but Bouchard answered with a hold and then broke for 4-3.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:41

They were crying". They were crying. They walked in the streets with their head low. It's nice for them. Honestly. It's a big club. "I'm not enjoying that". Welbeck's former side headed into the clash at the Emirates Stadium coming off the back of their crucial 1-0 win over Celta Vigo midweek, with the trip to North London been just another stop in José Mourinho's ultimate pursuit of Champions League next season.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:40

Speaking to Sky Sports after Arsenal's 2-0 win against Manchester United , Wenger was keen to play down his rivalry with Mourinho. We had just one blip and I think it was a bit physical. "We responded", Wenger said. If they can win the tournament then they'll get a Champions League spot as well as their second trophy of the season and that would be massive for Mourinho in his first season at the club.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:38

Mario Kempes went to Rio to meet the father of Everton Kempes, who died in the charter plane carrying the Chapecoense team. They won the first leg 1-0 which made the aggregate score 1-1 giving them their second consecutive State Championship courtesy of a better regular season.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:37

One year after finishing tenth and losing 12 games, Antonio Conte's Chelsea are on the brink of clinching the club's sixth Premier League title . Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic got the goals but the man pulling the string in midfield was Fabregas.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:33

As Neville not-so-subtly highlighted on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, the problem with United this season has been the amount of draws they've accumulated against teams from the bottom half of the table, or as Neville referred to - the stupid teams.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:32

Fury, 28, has claimed he could beat Joshua "with one arm tied behind my back". With the IBF, WBA and lesser IBO world heavyweight belts to his name, Joshua is now the belle of the boxing ball with fighters from all over the globe courting the Brit for his next fight.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:27

Also retiring early from the race was Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo, who had to deal with a brake failure. Soon after, he was instructed by his team to drive slowly to the pits, where he was withdrawn from the race. This meant that Vettel was able to catch up to the Mercedes driver, chipping away at his lead. I thought there was an opportunity but I was not sure what Felipe Massa would do and ended up losing out.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:24

After a miserable Game 1 performance, the Spurs rolled to a 121-96 victory last night to tie their series with the Rockets . "It's tough. But we have to keep going". "But what he brought to that team, I think it's unmatched". "(Duncan) had that presence", said Patty Mills, who could start in Parker's absence. Parker left the game with 8:43 remaining after he missed a floater in the paint and fell to the floor awkwardly.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:20

A ball over the top to Raheem Sterling was lifted back across goal by the England global, and Martin Kelly's poor defensive header landed kindly for Silva to get City off to a flying start with a low drive into the bottom-right corner - his 50th goal for the club.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:20

For this reason we must celebrate in the right way with my players, the staff the fans. "To see this relationship with the fans is great for me, the players and the club". "But I think he understood I trust him because I put him in the semi-final against Tottenham". "It was a very important game and it was a complete performance", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told the BBC.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:14

Administrative manager: Kapil Malhotra (Cricket Club of India). Thankfully, though better sense has prevailed. The BCCI delayed naming the Indian team because of its objections to a new ICC financial formula, which it says hurts India's interests by reducing its revenues from $570 million to $293 million for the period 2016-23.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:12

The seventh round just wrapped up for the 2017 NFL Draft. Offensive lineman Sean Harlow broke the ice for the Beavers, when he was selected late in the fourth round at the #136 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons. They needed a quarterback, and the Texans moved their first-round pick and next year's first-rounder to Cleveland so they could take Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:02

Cleveland went on a 17-1 run at the start of the fourth quarter to build their first double-digit lead of the game, and never looked back. While the Raptors were running out of gas, the Cavaliers went on a 20-3 run to take a 19-point lead.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:59

The explanation was not enough for the Oilers after their 4-3 loss in double overtime gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series. This is illogical, implausible, irrational, crazy, cockeyed and pushing preposterous. But each game in this series has been its own freakish entity.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:52

More than 99 per cent of schools will see a year-on-year increase in funding, and on average per-student funding will grow 4.1 per cent a year over a decade. The budget comes as the latest Newspoll shows the ruling Liberal Party-led coalition government trailing the opposition Labor Party at 52 points to 48 points.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:53

The Red Sox/Orioles dispute, which Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones said also included a Boston fan calling him the n-word, escalated to the point of prompting the involvement of Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Flash forward to earlier this week, Chris Sale , bastion of emotional maturity , also throws at Machado because reasons? He had only thrown four innings this year and 80-some pitches .

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:51

There are rumors floating around that Harvey's suspension is tied to him not showing up to the ballpark on Saturday. First baseman T.J. Rivera played hero for the team, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. "Somebody said check the internet, and it just kind of blew up from there", the backup catcher said Saturday. The Marlins were expecting to face Harvey in Sunday's series finale.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:50

This isn't how it was supposed to go for the Washington Capitals. Game over. Series over? In reality, the Capitals blitzed the Penguins for most of the game, but Pittsburgh executed better. "I don't think the burden falls on him exclusively". Holtby, who was criticized early on in the first round against the Maple Leafs, deserves some of the blame.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:44

Portland only passed the double-digit threshold with 3:51 left in the first. If the Warriors win and sweep, they will get either five or seven days off before the start of their next series, depending on whether the Jazz and Clippers go six or seven games.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:47

The North American bid, supported by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), has been given the public backing of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). Federation Internationale de Football Association have also voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2026 edition, requiring more facilities to handle the increase to 80 games while also opening the door to joint bids.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:44

Before the round, the Texas Golf Association tweeted a photo and said that a gallery of 200 was on hand to watch Romo attempt to qualify. Romo shot a three-over-par 75 and finished in 40th place out of 117 competitors in the local qualifier, just six shots out of a playoff for the seventh and final spot in the sectional qualifying.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:42

Hernandez progressed through the ranks at Atletico Madrid before being sent on loan to newly promoted Alaves at the start of this season. The 19-year-old, who is now on loan at Alavez, will announce his decision at the end of May, after the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alavés.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:40

Late in the game, Golden State pulled away not because of its attractive ball movement, but because it got stops, then gave Durant the ball and let him run high pick-and-rolls. Snyder said his status hasn't changed and he'll likely be a game-time decision for Game 4 . Boris Diaw replaced Joe Johnson in Utah' starting lineup.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:41

The Senators, meanwhile must shore up their defense and goaltending after having given up nine goals in the past two games. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. With Anderson pulled for an extra skater, Brassard tied it with the puck deflecting in off the back of Rangers defenseman Brandon Smith's right skate.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:42

Sharapova converted five of her six break points, and finished the match with four aces to raise her total for the tournament to 24. On Wednesday, Sharapova emerged victorious from a match vs. Another marathon game followed but this time it was Sharapova who dug deepest, a backhand victor settling a thrilling rally to bring up advantage, before a Kontaveit error finally handed her passage into the last four.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:31

With the way momentum has swung to both teams over the course of the series , nobody should write off the Penguins' chances of winning on the road to advance despite how bad they looked in Game 6. Losing Daley, whose ice time has been crucial to replacing Letang's, will push the Penguins' depth to its absolute limits as they once again dip into the AHL to find replacements for their battered ranks.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:29

His hat-trick goals have made with only 50 touches of the ball compared with the midfielder Toni Kroos' 123. The 32-year-old, who is under contract until 2021, said: "It is always an extra motivation to play for this shirt". "We've now got a good lead, but there's still the return leg to come and the tie isn't over yet". "We produced a very good display both in attack and defence and proved that we're the best", Benzema told Madrid's official website.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:15

I left Highbury, they were crying. It is just a shame they have left it so late in the season to show what they are capable of. "Finally today they sing, they (wave) their scarves". We needed to rest players. Hi everyone , Obviously, our game this weekend has had a disappointing result, but once again I prefer to take the positive side.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:13

In the top of the first inning, with two men on, Stanton promptly and rudely greeted the left-hander. The MRI did not show serious damage. NY also claimed lefty Tommy Milone off waivers from Milwaukee - he was 1-0 with one save and a 6.43 earned-run average.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:15

The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 and moves to Houston for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday. That could be the case in the conference semifinals, as well, as Leonard looks to get more out of his teammates, namely his star big man.

by | May 09, 2017 | 07:15

If was a miracle when the Ducks overcame the 3-0 deficit late in the third period and beat the Oilers 4-3 in the second overtime of Game 5 at Honda Center on Friday and are now leading the best-of-7 series at 3-2. "I do think they know and that they do understand what's happening", said McLellan. Carlyle has maintained that he lets those people make the decisions and the Ducks will live by them, whether they go their way or not.