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Gaviria wins stage five of Giro d'Italia after Pibernik celebrates prematurely

Gaviria wins stage five of Giro d'Italia after Pibernik celebrates prematurely It is early days yet to be defending the leader's jersey. Astana's Paolo Tiralongo - a Sicilian who trains on Etna regularly - had hoped to put on a show to dedicate a victory to Michele Scarponi, who died last month. "Today was good. Everyone was kind of watching each other and it didn't go completely insane because of headwind towards the top. We were able to take the win here, now we'll leave... [Full Article...]

Real reach Champions League final as Atletico onslaught falls short

It was a Champions League semi-final against a great opponent and they made things hard for us in their stadium, but our team demonstrated why we have been competing the way we have for so many years. "Unexpected things can happen and we will fight until the last drop of hope". Atletico Madrid's task became all the more hard, with the club needing three goals again to go through. [Full Article...]

RCB v KKR, IPL 2017: Narine, Lynn demolish Bangalore

RCB v KKR, IPL 2017: Narine, Lynn demolish Bangalore Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Narine, who was fantastic with the bat later on, chipped in with two wickets for the visitors. Kohli, who scored close to a thousand runs last season, which included a record four centuries, had a mediocre season where he managed to score just three half-centuries from nine games. [Full Article...]

Stuttgart Open highlights: Maria Sharapova makes it two wins from two

Stuttgart Open highlights: Maria Sharapova makes it two wins from two Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation plays a return to Italy's Roberta Vinci during the Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany , Wednesday, April 26, 2017. "That's what I do". Sharapova: First time , wow! In the second round of the tournament in Stuttgart , Maria Sharapova waiting for another Russian Ekaterina Makarova, which suddenly managed to beat seventh-seeded Agniesz... [Full Article...]

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: Of course I want to stay here

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: Of course I want to stay here Michael Carrick is "desperate" to end the season - and perhaps his Manchester United career - with Europa League glory. Everton and the United States are other potential destinations, but Rooney is keen to stay at Old Trafford, even if he had to be pushed on a subject the forward seemed keen to skirt around. [Full Article...]

Rockets send out permission slip to leave work early for Game 6

He stepped on Harden's foot while running back in transition with 5:37 left in the third quarter and then played limited minutes before sitting out overtime. It's safe to say Harden will be subject to much more criticism for much more months to come if Houston fails to advance in this year's playoffs, especially after the MVP-style season he has had. [Full Article...]

Raptors put up a fight against Cavaliers, but fall for third time

Raptors put up a fight against Cavaliers, but fall for third time Toronto coach Dwane Casey said "Sunday's game is about pride", and expected his team to, you know, try to not get swept at home. Korver averaged 5.3 points a game in the first-round sweep of in and 4.5 points in the first two wins over Toronto. [Full Article...]

Spurs look to close out Rockets with Leonard ailing

If they want to win Game 6 in Houston, they're going to have to slow down Harden in addition to Houston's bevy of other shooters, especially when Houston goes to the smaller lineup like they did by starting Eric Gordon in Game 5. WASHINGTON - Bradley Beal scored 29 points and Washington used a 26-0 third-quarter run to beat Boston on Sunday night to tie the series at two games apiece. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant scores 38, powers Warriors to Game 3 win in Utah

Durant managed to scorch the nets despite poor performances from the other offensive stars alongside him. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and picked up 13 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors withstood a determined Utah effort to down the Jazz 102-91 yesterday morning (Singapore time ). [Full Article...]

C's Thomas has custom mouthguards for game

Game 2 is Tuesday in Boston . The Celtics missed five shots in a row and Washington responded with a 9-0 run for a 110-104 lead, but Thomas and Rozier answered with 3-pointers to pull Boston level again with 98 seconds remaining. "There was no way I couldn't play on her birthday". Thomas, who gave an emotional speech at the funeral, lost a tooth to an inadvertent elbow from Otto Porter i... [Full Article...]

Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage "impossible" turnaround

Before the game, Atletico fans displayed huge banners that read, "proud not to be like you", a response to Madrid's message before the first leg. Real Madrid, which holds 3-0 lead in the aggregate, is a heavy favorite to advance according to the folks in Las Vegas. [Full Article...]

Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez

Alvarez announced that he would fight Gennady Golovkin on September 16 at the very same venue. Suggested retail pricing for the PPV event was also not available at press time . And yeah, you read that right: Canelo just verbally agreed to square off against GGG, meaning one of the most explosive encounters in boxing is now in the calendar. [Full Article...]

Sharapova gets lukewarm welcome after 15-month doping ban

Sharapova gets lukewarm welcome after 15-month doping ban Meanwhile Sharapova will know on May 16 if she'll be granted a wildcard invitation for the French Open, the organisers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said on Wednesday. After taking off her training jacket, she immediately began hitting balls from the service line, and later worked through usual practice routines. One has to remember that she is not known too much for making 'close ... [Full Article...]

Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT

Leonard still led the Spurs with 22 points and 15 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs were without star forward Kawhi Leonard in crunch time of their Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets after Leonard rolled his ankle on a fluky play in the third quarter. [Full Article...]

NBA point guards, beware: The injuries are piling up

NBA point guards, beware: The injuries are piling up LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts with Pau Gasol #16 against the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals at Toyota Center on May 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. While forward Kawhi Leonard is the offensive focal point, Parker remains critical to what the Spurs do. Backup Patty Mills will likely start in Parker's place for Friday night's G... [Full Article...]

Trump expresses desire to improve relations with Russia

As the President delivered his withering assessment of Mr Comey's work, reports emerged that America's top law enforcement official had asked for more money and manpower for his Russian Federation investigation in the days before he was sacked. [Full Article...]

Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead - Zidane

Madrid will be the first team to have a chance to defend its title since Manchester United made it to consecutive finals in 2008-09. With Los Blancos bringing a three-goal lead with them to the home of their bitter rivals, we all knew that Simeone's men would need an early goal to make the game competitive, but when it came our expectations were exceeded. [Full Article...]

Rangers striker Kenny Miller after derby defeat

A telling factual oddity is that Celtic have scored more goals on their two visits to Ibrox than the combined total bagged on the same ground throughout the season by Garner and Martyn Waghorn, whose cumulative haul has been six. The 5-1 defeat was historic for all the wrong reasons for the home side. He said: "The manager will assess where he needs to strengthen, that is not for me to say but... [Full Article...]

3-run homer helps Tigers top Indians 7-1

He only worked through three innings against the Detroit Tigers, the first time pitching fewer than six frames this season. This week, Norris collected his second win over Cleveland on Monday, holding it to one run over six innings. "He's generally a guy that plays 150-something games and he's one of the best hitters in any league", Ausmus said. Francona called for left-hander Andrew Miller an... [Full Article...]

Kevin Garnett holds 2008 Celtics reunion on Area 21 minus Ray Allen

But in no way can I decide whether Garnett, Pierce, Perkins, Rondo, Davis, etc. should get over the fact that Allen took off without saying anything to them. "I was initially hurt by the whole way everything went down". And when the Celtics lost a heart-wrenching seven-game Eastern Conference final against Miami in the spring of 2013, one can understand certain members of the team getting their ... [Full Article...]


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