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Philly Set To Welcome NFL Draft In A Grand Way
- April 24, 2017

It will also show a prediction of where he will land in the draft. If the Eagles decide to drat for need, they could still end up with the best player available if they are fortunate enough to land Marshon Lattimore. It will be interesting to see how this shapes the philosophy of the organization, compared to something like Washington's selection of Robert Griffin III hamstringing the franchise. (more...)
Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide
- April 24, 2017

The injury happened when Baltimore's Manny Machado slid into second on a force play and spiked Pedroia in the back of the left knee. Although Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to protest the ejection, the intent of the pitch was so obvious that any argument to the contrary does not even need to be considered. (more...)
Conte: Spurs have unfair advantage in title race Conte: Spurs have unfair advantage in title race
- April 24, 2017

But for the first time in over a month, his team have an opportunity to put pressure on Tottenham by playing before them, with Spurs crossing London to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday. "They are human. The only thing we can do it keep working hard and keep believing and play in the same way that we've played in the last few weeks". (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slams referee over Philippe Coutinho penalty decision
- April 24, 2017

Liverpool started the game with the same eleven as last week against West Brom despite doubts hanging over the fitness of Joel Matip, Lucas Leiva and Roberto Firmino. "On the corner, everybody knows Liverpool are pretty weak". While Allardyce spoke about mental resilience being instilled into his Palace team, J├╝rgen Klopp faced questions about the fortitude of his side. (more...)
Rafael Nadal Moves Up to Places in Weekly Ranking
- April 24, 2017

The 60-year-old Swede, who won a total of 30 titles on clay, boasts of 10 consecutive titles on the surface, behind the Spaniard's 13, and the second-most win percentage on the surface - 86.3% to Nadal's 91.5%. Rafael Nadal won 2-0 and claimed the title. Nadal is fifth on the all-time list, but seven behind John McEnroe. After accepting his 10th trophy in Monte Carlo, he spoke with the air of a man who is aware that he is nearing the end of his career and thanked everybody for their support ... (more...)
Clippers' Blake Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury
- April 24, 2017

Jazz center Rudy Gobert suffered a knee injury just seconds into his playoff debut in Game 1 and has not taken the court since. He partially tore his left quadriceps tendon in Game 4 of of a 2016 first-round playoff series against the Trail Blazers and did not return. (more...)
Sharks vs. Oilers: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds and Prediction
- April 24, 2017

Karlsson's goal came at the 16:38 mark of overtime, as the Sharks erased a two-goal Edmonton first period lead to take a 1-0 series lead. The Edmonton Oilers shocked nearly everyone with their performance this season, and their playoff-opening series with the San Jose Sharks is the ideal matchup of youth battling experience. (more...)
Dybala warns Juve not to relax in second leg against Barca Dybala warns Juve not to relax in second leg against Barca
- April 24, 2017

Ace Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini also echoded Buffon's opinions: "We approached the game the right way and tried to press them high up the pitch so that we could gain a few yards". Then when it was 1-0 we had the opportunity to equalize, but then they immediately got their second. "It was a hard first half, very similar to the one in Paris and the second was much better". (more...)
Ramos-Vinolas stuns Murray with Monte Carlo comeback
- April 24, 2017

Veteran Tommy Haas , the oldest player in the draw at 39, ousted Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 to set up a meeting with ninth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the second round . That's only going to get better. "So hopefully I keep going in the right direction", Murray said. Murray got to 4-0 up with two break points before Ramos-Vinolas found his range and the Scot backed off. (more...)
Blake Griffin out for rest of playoffs with toe injury Blake Griffin out for rest of playoffs with toe injury
- April 24, 2017

Now the Clippers, leading 2-1 against the Jazz, will have to find ways to compensate for Griffin's absence as they hope to avoid a first-round exit for the second year in a row. X-rays came back negative, and the Clippers labeled the injury a bruise, but head coach Doc Rivers said after the Game 3 victory that the team would have more news after evaluating the results of a Friday night CAT scan. (more...)
Hoops' sights on treble after Rangers are swatted aside
- April 24, 2017

Brendan Rodgers' guys have not yet been surpassed in national competition this season and there was little indication of the changing when McGregor's smart finish set the Bhoys' ahead in the semifinal contest at Hampden Park. "Not that they arrived down there (at our goal ) with too many clear chances but especially because they control and manage all the game in the way they want it". (more...)
Blues found Allen 'amazing to watch' in Game 1 win over Wild
- April 24, 2017

The Blues won the opener 2-1 in overtime behind a remarkable 51-save performance by Jake Allen and triumphed in Game 2 by the same score as Jaden Schwartz scored the winning goal with 2:27 left in the third period. Apparently, it is more comforting to pad the walls at home instead of banging their heads in a St. Louis hotel room for a few days agonizing over how this magnificent season of Stanley Cup aspirations is swirling down the drain of an bad week. (more...)
Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman
- April 24, 2017

Brantley reportedly made "crude" comments towards the victim and she pushed him. The damage included a displaced tooth that will require a root canal. "Brantley, according to police, was involved in a fight with a woman in the 1700 Block of W University Ave, outside the Copper Monkey at around 2 a.m". (more...)
Messi sinks Real Madrid to keep Barcelona in La Liga title race Messi sinks Real Madrid to keep Barcelona in La Liga title race
- April 24, 2017

Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has insisted that Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos deserved to pick up a red card in the latter stages of El Clasico at the Bernabeu on Sunday night. The Argentine has been at the top of his game since he was a teenager at the Catalan club, and with his two strikes in Barca's 3-2 win over Los Blancos on the weekend, he further cemented his place in his club's history books. (more...)
Scotland's Katie Archibald win world cycling gold medal
- April 24, 2017

The win for Sam Welsford, Alexander Porter, Cameron Meyer and Nicholas Yallouris is Australia's seventh world title in the past 11 editions of the event, while Italy took bronze over a new-look Britain side. Kerby won the men's individual pursuit despite the distraction of a misfiring starting pistol, which forced the race to be called off and restarted. (more...)
Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea
- April 24, 2017

He may yet do so, and it would be wrong to say City have not improved this season, but the transformation we all expected has been postponed. Arsenal have not won the Premier League since 2004, however, and pressure for change has intensified recently with a series of defeats, including the humiliating 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich that brought the habitual exit from Europe at the first knockout stage. (more...)
Fitzpatrick fires All Blacks Lions warning
- April 24, 2017

There's a potential for him to keep improving. He said: "They should be nervous because there are fresh players coming through". "I've got a bit of catching up to do, but it's exciting and I'm going to push everyone as hard as I can". "There's nine back-row forwards and not one Scot?" 'It won't be my call but I think the players might say, go out for a couple of hours, no-one is going to mind them having a couple of beers, come back to the hotel, be there at 1am, the bar is open if you want ... (more...)
Koeman wants 'improved' top scorer Lukaku to stay at Everton
- April 24, 2017

Romelu Lukaku also phoned me to ask if I would join them, and I found that a great honour. The draw is a blow to Koeman's hopes of finishing fifth above Manchester United and Arsenal to secure the most favourable entry into next season's UEFA Europa League. (more...)