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Canelo odds: Gennady Golovkin opens as slight favorite over Canelo Alvarez

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Now that the fight is signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered (according to Oscar De La Hoya), fight fans have been going back-and-forth on who would win, and the odds offer some clarity on that debate. That fight could finally happen in September, if the 26-year-old Alvarez can solve the unpredictable Chavez, a former middleweight champ. Chavez Jr. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 vs. Celtics

Told the Oubre-Olynyk fight, Stevens said, "I guess the bottom line is everybody has gotten past them all". Oubre said he did not reach out to apologize to Olynyk. He attempted to warm up before Game 3 on Friday before the determination was made that he could not play. Game 3 was marred by 52 fouls, eight technicals and three player ejections. Read More »

Five-star Rashid strikes as England rout Ireland

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For that they can blame Rashid, whose figures were the best by an England spinner in a home ODI and for whom this represented a first five-wicket haul in this form of the game. It was a fine performance from Rashid, a bowler who has been in good form in his limited appearances for Yorkshire so far this season, and was further proof of his improvement as an worldwide bowler which was evident, at times, during the winter tours to India and Bangladesh. Read More »

Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT

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Boston now lead their Eastern Conference semi-finals 2-0, and have won six matches in a row. Once again, the Wizards were the first team to 16 points - only this time the Celtics were not held scoreless. "I was playing great defense on him 1-on-1", said Wall, who answered a question about if he had ever been involved in individual showdown like that with an emphatic "Nah, nope, nope, nope". Read More »

Bruins beat Senators 3-2 in double overtime, force a Game 6

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The Senators lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series . It wasn't the reason that Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson did, at times, what he wanted when he wanted on the ice (despite, as it was learned Sunday night, the fact he was playing with two hairline fractures). Read More »

Joshua bans mom from watching Klitschko fight

The Watford-born fighter boasts a huge profile on these shores, having won gold at the London 2012 Olympics before going on to establish a vast fanbase throughout the UK. You come here, you come and fight us. "That's what I like at the minute, it's fantastic how the tables have turned". And this is when you do get into the politics and the finances. Read More »

Penguins star Crosby leaves game following hit to head

One person said the Sabres have interviewed two Pittsburgh Penguins executives, associate general manager Jason Botterill and assistant GM Bill Guerin. Kunitz's drive to the net on the disallowed goal typified that style of play. Michael Lorenzen (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win in Cincinnati's 4-3 victory. Read More »

Bears were bidding against themselves in National Football League draft trade with 49ers

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While the deal is essentially just for one year, the Bears could've shored up their defense with that second pick. For some reason, they were afraid they'd lose out on Trubisky , so gave up quite a lot to move up one place in the draft, and all for Trubisky, a good quarterback who many believe can become a solid National Football League starter, but not right away, and certainly not worth giving up so much for. Read More »

LeBron James Says He Prefers Road Games over Home Games in Playoffs

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James & Co. swept out the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 victory in Indianapolis last Sunday. The Celtics came away with a 104-95 win to tie the series at 2-2. Cleveland went 3-1 in the regular season against Toronto, but none of those games featured Ibaka. While the Raptors had some trouble with the Bucks' defense in the series, scoring just 83 and 77 points in the two losses as well as less than 100 in two of the wins, things should be easier on that end against Cleveland and the games ... Read More »

Bayern sign Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

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I want to win many titles with FC Bayern in the future". The France worldwide has been on loan with Bayern since the start of the 2015-16 campaign, with the 20-year-old making 35 appearances during his first season at the Allianz Arena. Thiago, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the 2018/2019 season, is going to be with Die Roten for years to come. Thiago was signed for Bayern by his former manager at Barça, Pep Guardiola, in 2013. Read More »

Wide receiver arrives with ability, attitude

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Although Pittsburgh has solid wideouts in Antonio Brown outside and Eli Rogers in slot, they have big question marks surrounding other WR Martavis Bryant fresh off suspension and Sammie Coates' recent groin surgery following a shaky 2016 campaign. Read More »

Nike, adidas, Under Armour walk away from Lonzo Ball

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What LaVar Ball is looking for is similar to Michael Jordan's Jordan Brand, which falls underneath the Nike umbrella but has a separate logo and its own athletes. During the NCAA Tournament, the spotlight shined on LaVar Ball and not his son Lonzo nor third-seeded Bruins. To add insult to injury, EPSN shared that never in the history of modern-day shoe endorsements have the big companies all stepped away from a potential top pick almost two months before the National Basketball ... Read More »

Winners and Losers In The First Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

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For weeks, many had been saying Myles Garrett would be the first player taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. "I didn't see that coming at all", the former North Carolina quarterback said in a teleconference from Philadelphia shortly after joining running back Ken Willard in 1965, linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1981 and defensive end Julius Peppers in 2002 as the earliest drafted Tar Heels ever. Read More »

Stretchered-off Sakho should be fit in weeks, says Klopp

Pochettino insisted that there was no part of him that wanted to stay at the Lane, explaining that "you can not stop evolution" and he said he would not swap places with FA Cup finalists Arsenal , who are sixth in the table. It's more about us building confidence, building faith that we can win, generating that winning mentality. Mamadou Sakho has been vast in the club's push for survival, but even without their star man in the heart of the defence, they can still compete with the ... Read More »

Redskins' first-round pick in the NFL Draft is Alabama DE Allen

Nor was it freakish tight end O.J. Howard, who many predicted would be off the board in the top 10. Sliding down the draft board is not the best feeling for top National Football League prospects. A year earlier, he appeared in 13 games and contributed 16 tackles (10 solo) and 3.0 tackles for loss as a freshman. "It is a good defensive draft", coach Jay Gruden said. Read More »

Bailly was set for City before Mou called

They were the better managers, better players and they beat us. But ahead of the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium , he has revealed he was close to joining Pep Guardiola's team. Guardiola is more hopeful that striker Sergio Aguero will recover in time to play, while fellow striker Gabriel Jesus could also be involved. Pep Guardiola expects the race for this season's Champions League places to go right to the last day of the season. Read More »

Does Isaiah Thomas Carry The Ball? A Fred Hoiberg Debate

He hurt us offensively tonight more than anything". The road team in this series had won each of the first four games , but the Celtics snapped that streak with a clutch home victory on Wednesday to put the pressure on the Bulls , who will now face elimination in Game 6 at the United Center on Friday. Read More »

Matt Barnes Gets Four-Game Ban For Throwing At Manny Machado

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Pedroia has not played since getting spiked and is listed as day-to-day. "That's on them", Machado said. Pedroia made the uncharacteristic move of calling out his own teammate by saying, "That's not how you do that, man". Had it just been Machado or another Oriole complaining about what Barnes did, the story would have been mostly ignored. That's kind of a line you don't cross, " Barnes said Sunday. Read More »

Tigers rout Mariners, 19-9

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But the Mariners scored three times in the second on an RBI single by Jean Segura and a two-run home run by Guillermo Heredia . He's made four starts, and allowed just five runs. Seattle welcomed back one of its key pieces on Tuesday. Losers of four of five and 8-13, with fewer wins that all but two AL clubs heading into Wednesday's games, the Mariners are missing two (Hernandez and Drew Smyly) of their five projected starters from spring training, have already jettisoned starting CF Leonys ... Read More »

Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral

TORONTO | Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1. While Butler may be hard to shut down, Avery Bradley and the Celtics did a great job of limiting Chicago's star to just 7 first half points. It was unclear whether Thomas would play Game 1 after his sister, Chyna Thomas , died early Saturday in a one-car ... Read More »

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

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The Sox were 13 games over.500 May 9 previous year; they got strong starting pitching and bullpen work and did not have to score many runs to win games. I don't think even at this moment that anyone is thinking about what might happen or what might not happen". "I'm working on it". Tanaka turned in a second straight effective start by allowing one run and six hits in seven innings. Read More »

Adrian Peterson & The Saints Are Closing In On A Deal

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Don't be surprised if the Patriots take another crack at the position, per NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. ESPN adds that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not be moved by the Patriots ahead of the draft either. Medicals, interviews and specific skillsets will then come into play and result in the board of 150 being cut in half. The guys wonder if Butler could be locker room problem, knowing that Gilmore got the big pay day he was looking for. Read More »

Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey

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And on his recent spell out of the team, usurped in the last couple of games at right wing-back by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he said he'd wait for his chance to show what he can do. "This victory allows us to regain confidence, and serenity, even if everything has not been ideal". "I do not know about the offers I get". "Bad results, well it's up to us to see what we can do on the pitch to get results". Read More »

Kawhi Leonard and Mike Conley Go Crazy During Fourth Quarter and OT

The overtime period managed to one-up the fourth quarter in intensity. With the lead now to the Spurs Leonard would not settle for one three-point shot, he would follow up with the next score being another three-pointer. Incredibly, this was also a historic shot from Gasol, as Marc Stein says this was the first game-winning go-ahead basket in Grizzlies Playoffs history. Read More »

Tiger Woods to design new golf course in southwest Missouri

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Woods made his return to competitive action at the Farmers Insurance in February, having played the Hero World Challenge in December. Woods still doesn't appear to be healthy after missing the Masters for a second consecutive year. Payne's Valley will sit between two courses owned by Morris and Big Cedar Lodge - The Springs Course at Buffalo Ridge to the north, and The Gary Player Mountaintop Course, a 13-hole, par-3 course to the south, and adjacent to a third that is in the works. Read More »

Seahawks to open 2017 season at Green Bay

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An early-season Thursday night home game vs. archrival Chicago in Week 4 on September 28th and they're slated for just one Monday night appearance, also at home vs. Maybe the thing that will please coach Mike McCarthy the most about the schedule will be the Week 8 bye. The Packers' bye will be October 29, the latest the bye week has come since 2014. Read More »

Pleased Antonio Conte Thought About Me Says AC Milan Star

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly attempting to lure Italy global Antonio Candreva to Stamford Bridge this summer, following a failed effort of signing him from Inter Milan in January, Tuttomercatoweb reports. We are building a foundation and he is important to this". Chelsea are now four points clear of Spurs in the Premier League with six games to play, and the two play each other in an FA Cup semi final tomorrow at Wembley. Read More »

Serena Williams Takes A Break From Tennis; Pregnant At 35

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The benefits of pregnant exercise include a lower likelihood that a mother-to-be will gain too much weight, will develop gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders, will undergo preterm birth or cesarean delivery, and will give birth to a low weight baby, he said . Read More »

It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United

And the United boss believes the victory proves his team would have beaten Chelsea in last month's FA Cup quarter-final tie, had Herrera not received a controversial red card in that match at Stamford Bridge. The league leaders never looked like getting back into the match and the gap at the top of the Premier League is four points with six matches remaining. Read More »

Michael Keane is set to leave Burnley but where will he go?

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Burnley won their first ever home Premier League match which was against Manchester United in August 2009. The former Manchester United man nearly made the move to champions Leicester in the summer after they made several bids for him, but he chose to stay with the Clarets. Read More »

Five Swansea City players too good for the Championship

Swansea City look set for a scrapping end to the season as they are two points adrift of Hull City and safety with five games remaining. I know him well and would be more than happy to speak to him. "Myself, the staff and the players have looked a lot at all the games that have gone by", Clement said. "If we win our games at the Liberty then that could be enough to push us over the line". Read More »

Chelsea will go to Manchester United to win, says Antonio Conte

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Last season Chelsea played for 10th place. "When we conceded the goal we lost a bit of confidence but we managed the game and deserved to win". Chelsea took home all three points from an end-to-end encounter in the south coast, but the scoreline does not do justice to the Cherries' efforts and spirit. Read More »