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by | May 11, 2017 | 05:40

A judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder . Ward said the judge's decision doesn't change her mind that Hernandez killed her son. Thompson said he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which he said he was interested in pursuing an appeal of his conviction.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:29

He allowed seven hits, eight runs - six of them earned - and a walk over three innings. Yasmani Grandal's two-run homer to center gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Meanwhile, the Pirates had about as much success against Julio Urias' outstanding stuff as you'd expect from a lineup that couldn't handle the likes of Zach Davies.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:26

Gayle netted his 23rd goal of the season in Sunday's title-securing 3-0 win over Barnsley. And Hughton wants the players to put on a good display to end a successful season regardless of whether it is enough to collect the three points required to seal top spot in the Championship .

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:21

Through six starts, Kluber's ERA is now sitting at 5.06. After an offseason that included the World Baseball Classic, he says he still feels good. You can't worry about that. In the eighth, Guyer helped Miller with a leaping catch against the right field wall against Castellanos for the second out of the inning. It was Kluber's shortest outing since completing 2 2/3 innings against Houston last May 9.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:16

Just one game after losing a tooth , Thomas dropped a playoff career-high 53 points - including a remarkable 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime - to lead the Boston Celtics to a 129-119 overtime win over the Washington Wizards. Thomas became just the fifth Celtic in franchise history to tally at least 50 points in a playoff game, and finished just one point shy of John Havlicek's team record of 54.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:16

And Mourinho hailed the England international's dedication after his strike proved decisive at Balaidos. The Galicians won second-leg ties at Shakhtar Donetsk and Krasnodar en route to the quarterfinals, where their fine away form continued as they drew at Genk to set up the tie against United.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:11

Hamilton and former team-mate Nico Rosberg had a fractious relationship during their four years together at Mercedes, with the last three of those spent engaged in a private duel for the title. As the checkered flag loomed, so did Vettel in the Finn's rearview mirrors, but lapped traffic on the final lap got in the way of the four-time World Champion and spoiled any chance at overtaking-though he later admitted it likely never would have come.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:07

That was bad timing for the Baltimore starter that night, Kevin Gausman , who was ejected in the second inning after hitting Mookie Betts on the hip with a curveball. Baltimore would add two more runs in the fifth inning to build an 8-3 lead. Orioles: Return home to start a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:05

A big win", Conte said . Now we need to do another step. The 24-year-old Gibson added: "We have to put it right and make sure we come back stronger". Having started the season in bad form, following a write-off of a season, Chelsea found their mojo when Antonio Conte shifted to a back three and since then, their season has taken only one trajectory.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:44

Despite going 0-2 in the series, they were helped by Rajon Rondo's season ending thumb injury which put a stop to the Bulls' momentum and allowed the Celtics to go on a four game tear to take the series. "They were a little more aggressive than we were", Beal said. As for Boston , they're going to keep on moving the ball and letting Al Horford work his magic as a stretch five that Marcin Gortat simply can not defend properly.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:45

Juventus, who ran out 4-1 aggregate winners, will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, who meet in the other semifinal at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday (NZT Thursday) with Real leading 3-0. Juventus' Mario Mandzukic, background, scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League semi final second leg soccer match between Juventus and Monaco in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 .

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:40

Shami was brought in at the expense of leg-spinner Amit Mishra while Sharma replaced Lokesh Rahul, who is recuperating from a shoulder surgery last month. "It's one of the premier cricket tournaments in the world and we're delighted to help host it". When we consider for a 50-over tournament, though, we need to see other aspects of the game.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:12

Can scored a majestic overhead kick to settle matters and ensure third-placed Liverpool took full advantage of rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all dropping points over the weekend. Coutinho is sure to play a key role in all three of those matchups, all of which the Merseysiders need to win if they're to fend off fellow top-four contenders City and United.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:00

He had a $40 million contract with the Patriots when he was arrested and charged on June 26, 2013 in the death of Lloyd, who was found shot to death on June 17, 2013 in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Aaron Hernandez died as a convicted murderer, but in the eyes of the law, his conviction has been erased. A medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:57

A tenth assist of the season meant that Fabregas had registered double figures for a sixth Premier League season, nothing anyone else has done before. "It's great for me, for my players, for the club to see this great atmosphere", the Italian added. We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:56

In his first big-league game since 2015, the lefty was hit hard, giving up six runs and eight hits in 32/3 innings. Marlins shut out the Mets 7-0, the first shut-out for the Mets this season. "It was one of those games", manager Don Mattingly said. "Swelling is managing better", manager Buck Showalter said. It will be the first start for Urena since September 28 of last season.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:47

The West Indies left-hander - not previously noted for his run-scoring prowess - shone after global team-mate Chris Gayle had flopped, racing to 50 off just 15 deliveries to mirror the feat of KKR colleague Yusuf Pathan against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:45

Njoku is just 20-years old. He joins a Browns defence undergoing a major makeover. "This is an important draft for us". We're also chatting live about the draft right here, so feel free to chime in yourself on any player, pick or team. Trubisky is a home-town kid for Cleveland, a graduate of suburban Mentor High School and a former Mr. Ohio as the player of the year in the state.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:42

Select the name you want from the list in the poll to your right, we're also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below. "Unexpected things can happen and we will fight until the last drop of hope". Real Madrid can become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles after the competition was rebranded back in the 1992-93 season - a feat that would re-emphasise the club's lofty status in world football.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:41

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green recently stated that the Cleveland Cavaliers were playing "boring" games in the playoffs and that he wasn't that interested in watching them. We've got to stay locked in and focused on the now. Off the strength of Golden State's turnovers, the Jazz gained momentum. The Jazz took a big step this season, getting into the playoffs for the first time since 2012, and they beat the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:02

John O'Shea, Victor Anichebe, Sebastian Larsson and George Honeyman are the four likely to be offered contract extensions to continue at the club in the Championship with Joleon Lescott, Jan Kirchhoff, Will Buckley and Steven Pienaar likely to be released.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:02

Toronto did lead for a good chunk of the game, building a 52-49 halftime lead and led for most of the third quarter behind DeRozan's spectacular scoring. They lost Game 1 by 22 points. DeRozan scored 15 points in the third quarter, but when the period ended, the Cavs were back on top, 79-77, behind a spurt of 3-point shots by Korver.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:54

The two teams played to a 1-1 draw earlier this season. "We didn't create a lot". 'I was the third coach in one season, so it will be a fantastic achievement if we do it'. A 2-0 win over Stoke, plus a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their last two games have given the Welsh club renewed hope of escaping the drop zone.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:52

An outrageous scissor kick goal from Emre Can has given Liverpool a 1-0 win over Watford this morning (NZT), strengthening the Merseyside club's Champions League qualification hopes. However, on a relatively quiet night for the Brazilian, it was Emre Can who proved to be the decisive man and provide the only goal of the game in audacious fashion.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:50

Sharapova has also been granted wildcards into the Madrid and Rome WTA tournaments, but must wait until May 16 to learn if she will get a wild card for the French Open. As she had her ranking suspended until her ban expired, the five-time Grand Slam victor has had to rely on a wild card to compete in Stuttgart . "I haven't played her, she is one of the few girls on the tour I haven't faced yet", said Sharapova .

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:37

The Warriors specifically targeted Gobert because, as great as he is defensively, asking the mountain of a man to stop a red-hot Durant going downhill is a bit much. In the wake of Game 2 , when Durant scored a team-high 25 points on 6-of-13 shooting, he pointed out that he was just starting to get his legs back.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:38

Saul Niguez and a Antoine Griezmann penalty gave Atleti hope of a "remontada" inside the opening 16 minutes, but Isco broke Los Colchoneros' hearts on the stroke of half-time as Madrid held on for a 4-2 aggregate victory to make the trip to Cardiff on June 3.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:25

I've been waiting for this for a long time", Sharapova said on court after the match, BBC Sport reported. "That's it. She played good and probably she deserved to win". The message that she said it sends is that if you cheat, you will be welcomed back with open arms. Do I think she deserves a wild card? So, I don't think that's right .

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:06

The batting-heavy squad has Virat Kohli leading the side, with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni as the experienced batsmen to nurture and support Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya, who have taken giant strides in their short albeit promising ODI careers.

by | May 11, 2017 | 01:51

Swansea City manager Paul Clement applauds after the final whistle of the English Premier League soccer match, Swansea City against Everton at the Liberty Stadium , Swansea , Wales, Saturday May 6, 2017 . And sure enough, it was his low in-swinging cross that evaded everyone before drifting past the back post, before Fabianski had to get down sharply to gather the striker's 20 yard shot.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:30

He wins a lot. "Pep Guardiola is eager to make reinforcements in order to turn City into title contenders next term". No doubt about that. We can enjoy ourselves a little bit [following the win over Palace] and then prepare for Leicester next week.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:31

He was only broken twice in his 47 service games throughout the week. Nadal came into the final with a 2-1 record against Thiem, with the Austrian impressive of late, especially on clay. In the semi-finals he defeated Horacio Zeballos, 6-3, 6-4 to reach his 106th career final. Serving to stay in the match, Thiem couldn't deal with Nadal's slicing backhand, and after forcing a deuce situation and pushing his advantage, the Spaniard grabbed the lead thanks to an unforced error.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:25

Who will come away with the big win in Game 7 when the Los Angeles Clippers face the Utah Jazz today at 3:30PM ET? "We come off a Game Seven win, you feel good, you have some momentum", said Hayward, who scored 26 points last Sunday. Pierce shared a hug with his longtime National Basketball Association coach, Doc Rivers , and acknowledged the Staples Center crowd as he walked off the court following Sunday's loss.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:25

Mourinho added at his post-match media conference: "He worked really hard and caused them problems". On this week's episode of the Mixer Irish Football podcast, we catch up with Cillian Sheridan, review all the latest fixtures and look ahead to this week's League of Ireland matches.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:19

The Ducks are 2-0 on the road this year in the playoffs and they will be by far the more desperate team in this one. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins originally tipped the point shot with a questionably high stick, but the goal was upheld. Let us know who you got in this one! "He has had some really good games", Maroon said. At one point in the second period, the home crowd booed the Ducks for the sluggish play.