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by | May 22, 2017 | 23:03

Previously, Kanter, who was tabbed with the No3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, said he was left off Turkey's national team for EuroBasket 2015 due to his political beliefs, a claim denied by national team coach, Ergin Ataman. "Be ready! Ohhh Yeeahhh". Details of Kanter's press conference are still unconfirmed. "It was definitely a insane moment!" Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:55

No, it's not Monday but, yes, it's time for another edition of Facing Off - the 90th edition, for those keeping count. As of this writing, there had been no decision made. "I think we did an all-around good job tonight". Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:46

Maria Sharapova says she will not request a wild card into the main draw at Wimbledon and will instead enter the qualifying rounds. The 2004 champion is now ranked 211 in the world, below the cut-off for direct entry, but her first-round win at this week's Italian Open means she is assured of a place in the qualifying tournament, played a few miles away from Wimbledon .

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:42

Rinne was in top form, but the Ducks' dominance in the faceoff circle paid off in the third period when Nate Thompson drew the puck back to Lindholm for a long shot past traffic. The Ducks are now 22-12 since the start of the 2015 postseason, the best winning percentage in the National Hockey League (.647). And this time of year wins are all that matter.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:41

It was a popular victory as it got legendary owner Jack Roush back in victory lane and Stenhouse celebrated with his fellow competitor and girlfriend Danica Patrick. Elliott was then hit by Joey Logano , and that contact caused Elliott's auto to lift onto Logano's hood. STAGE TWO: Denny Hamlin won the second stage, leading 39 of the 55 laps in the segment.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:32

Mayweather told reporters he'll get with adviser Al Haymon and Leonard Ellerbe upon returning to the US, to see if a McGregor fight can be finalized. "After that fight he was praising his trainers but I gotta praise [him] as it was [Joshua] in there fighting".

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:34

Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his "special" striker's four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester. It's more than I've had in the past so I will make the most of it. Getting away is not so much a physical rest as a mental one. The 45-year-old Argentinian said he was not anxious Kane would leave in the close season as Spurs were in a position to keep the players they wanted to keep.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:19

I don't think Arsenal's problems can be solved with just one major signing but it's important we send out a clear message of intent, especially with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea likely to spend heavily in the close-season.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:50

Later, speaking to the print press, Mourinho defended his decision to focus on the Europa League, saying he had no choice. "We may be inexperienced, but we make up for it with our talent", Sanchez said. Some people think we're too young, we don't have enough global experience. In soccer terms, another season in the energy-sapping Europa League is hardly ideal if United plans a genuine shot at the Premier League title.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:43

ROME (AP) - Novak Djokovic won twice on Saturday to play for another Italian Open title, his first final since January. All things considered, Djokovic has shown encouraging signs, yet he is also right about where he was to start the road to Roland Garros: second-favorite behind Nadal and a big question mark from match to match .

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:41

So I kind of negotiated with him to play 26 minutes and come off. Having brought the smiles back to Stamford Bridge following the emotionally sapping final months of Mourinho's tenure as Chelsea manager, Conte's next challenge is to equip his squad for a return to the Champions League.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:26

I am super proud to have been part of this club's history. Enrique is stepping down from the top job at the end of the season after three years in charge of the Spanish giants. Otherwise, we will congratulate the champion because that is my modus operandi as a professional. "It is not a goodbye, but a see you later". Soler, 20, has three goals and one assist in 22 LaLiga games with Valencia so far this season and is regarded as one of the most promising footballers in Spain.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:28

Most fans, even seasoned sports pundits, dismissed the Cavs' blowout win over the Celtics in game 1 (117-104 after being up by as many as 28 points) as being the result of the Cavs being a well-rested squad; they swept the inferior Toronto Raptors 4-games-to-0 going against the Celtic team that had just survived a Game 7 thriller against the up-and-coming Washington Wizards and were subsequently worn down.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:12

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has claimed that he celebrated his goal against former club Manchester United because it was "just business". Arsenal suffered a damaging 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace last month and Wenger chose to switch to a back three for the away game at Middlesborough which ended in a 1-2 win.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:13

Azarenka posted on twitter saying her training was progressing well and she felt ready to start competing sooner than planned. Victoria Azarenka has confirmed she is aiming to make her comeback in the build-up to Wimbledon following the birth of her son Leo .

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:06

Then again, drafting Porzingis is the one thing Jackson has gotten right during his Knicks tenure so dealing him would be a last resort. Unfortunately, what the players think matters little to Phil Jackson . However, he is the only one who sees any logic to what he is doing. Now, he has sent a middle finger to Porzingis by firing his favorite assistant. There is no doubt that Phil Jackson sent a message to the Porzingis' camp in the firing of Josh Longstaff.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:06

Having to dig yourself out of this type of hole in the World Cup is not easy. Jeremy Ebobisse, Brooks Lennon , Derrick Jones , and Tommy Redding ooze talent and potential, and they've done a lot of work to help the team through their triumphant CONCACAF Championship run that got them here.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:58

Sometimes it feels as if the Lions just don't know the right way to act. "That's all you're getting because that's going to be too big of a headline". "He rung my bell pretty good, he got me, he caught me around the chin, that was a good hit", Johnson said. Some of the bad blood might be the result of the team requiring he pay back a portion of his signing bonus for cutting his contract short.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:48

A 2008 Players Championship victor and frequent contender in the tournament, Garcia enters Sunday's final round with new-found status to match his strong history at TPC Sawgrass. "I hit two flawless shots and I make a 5 on No 1", he said. "I hit balls for four or five hours on Friday and did the same on Saturday". Meanwhile, England's Matt Wallace extended his lead to five shots in the weather-affected Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:47

Guaranteed money was $3 million with numerous incentives making up the rest. Carroll has said a realistic target for Lacy's playing weight this coming season is in the 240s. "His attitude about it has been great. He's worked with the support system that we've put in place, and highly successful". Eddie Lacy has passed his first "The Biggest Loser"-style test".

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:38

The star-studded ceremony included a plaque unveiling with Jeter aka "The Captain"... A 14-time All-Star, Jeter played his entire 20-year career with the Yankees and was a key contributor to five World Series championships. 2. "The Flip" play in game 3 of the 2001 ALDS against the Athletics is still one of the best plays I've ever seen. Yesterday, another monumental event occurred in the Bronx as the New York Yankees pay homage to one of the greatest shortstops to ever graced the diamond.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:26

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas knows his top-seeded team will be considered the underdog against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, but he believes Boston will continue to use that as motivation. He had 24 of his 38 points in the second half and made nine of his final 14 field goals. Wall had 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. "He adds different parts of his game", forward Otto Porter said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:07

Manchester United's youngsters stepped up to the plate impressively against Crystal Palace - but Jose Mourinho was in too much of a hurry to offer praise. I've been here since the age of six working my way up, and it's what everyone dreams about. It was a peculiar end to a game when United's young players deserved praise.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:54

I am doing well and helping the team with goals at the moment. Malaga vs Real Madrid will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 at 6.55pm on Sunday, May 21. - Isco Alarcon has been involved in more goals than any other midfielder in LaLiga this season (10 goals and eight assists). "We have been at this for nine months, with some difficulties at times, against very good rivals".

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:54

Game 1 was the Senators' sixth playoff win in overtime and their eighth win by only one goal. But let's take a second to appreciate the miracles that are being attempted elsewhere, too. They have beaten the teams with the best- and third-best records in the league with this ragged defence corps that is dressing one of its top five defencemen from last year's playoffs, and that one is a one-legged Brian Dumoulin .

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:54

Djokovic beat Andy Murray , the current No 1, in January's Qatar Open but has failed to win another title since. So he knows players, he knows everyone that I was playing against in last couple of weeks, so we talked before every match , more or less.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:35

While Barcelona struggled in its game against Eibar, Karim Benzema sealed the victory in the 55th minute off the rebound of a close-range shot by Sergio Ramos, securing Madrid its second league title in the last nine years. The club's hopes of ending the season with some silverware now rest on beating Alaves in the Copa del Rey final. "We have always had the best players, but the key is this time all the players are motivated, have minutes and match rhythm, not just 11 ", said Ramos.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:13

A five-time slam victor, the 30-year-old was denied a wildcard entry to next month's French Open but will not be relying on that route to try and claim a berth at the All England Club in July. She will need to win three matches to earn a place in the first round of the tournament itself. "But while there can be a wild card for return from injury, there can't be a wild card for return from doping".

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:52

They are happy here, we have an exciting project. He amassed a haul of 29 goals in 30 Premier League appearances despite two separate injury absences, ensuring he finished ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at the top of the standings.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:52

City have recorded three wins on the bounce, virtually guaranteeing a top four finish in the process, and the latest victory couldn't have been more straightforward. The Argentina right-back, 32, is leaving City after nine years at the club and has had offers from clubs in England, Spain and Italy. He received a rapturous reception when he started to warm up on the touchline early in the second half and an even bigger ovation when he came on just after the hour mark.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:46

Professionally, it is the happoest day of my life. Real Madrid and Barcelona have gone down to the wire in La Liga, with the two powers each taking to the field in their respective season finales with a chance to win the league title. "I wish we could have kept winning trophies but there are other teams that want the same and are at the same level as us". "We fought until the final minute and we never gave up".

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:47

San Antonio was easily dispatched by the Phoenix Suns in the first round, extingushing their hopes of a repeat. Leonard originally suffered the ankle injury in Game Five of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets. After the game, Manu Ginobili commented on how much better the Warriors' defense has become in the four years since these teams last met in the playoffs.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:48

After losing a tight second set in which neither player dropped serve, Zverev responded by breaking at the first opportunity in the third. The ATP's youth drought has been so extreme that Zverev is only the second man on tour younger than Djokovic with a Masters crown to his name.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:43

United's performances during this season's tournament suggest their players were not sure how much they wanted to win it either. However, after the game, Jose Mourinho gave what must be one of the shortest press conferences in history, entering an nearly empty press room before heading straight back out.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:40

Substitutes: Gary Cahill (for Terry, 27): 7, Michy Batshuayi (for Costa, 62): 8, Pedro (for Hazard, 71): 8. Terry, who leaves Chelsea at the end of this season after 22 years, exited to a standing ovation from the fans who despite some off-pitch scandals is revered by them.