• Mario Gotze could replace Philippe Coutinho at Anfield
Mario Gotze could replace Philippe Coutinho at Anfield

Neymar has enjoyed another strong season alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona , where the trio have combined to score over 100 goals for the third successive campaign. He explained: "Just to be clear, I'm talking hypothetically". "We have Chelsea's Willian, who is more direct, and Coutinho is more a midfielder, more creative, ...

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  • NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final
NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores a goal against Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the second period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pit. "And we're not flawless some nights by any stretch, but this group of players has a will to win as a group more s...

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"Football feast" overshadowed by Manchester attack, says Ajax boss

UEFA says "the opening ceremony will also be considerably reduced" in Stockholm after the attack on Monday in Manchester . "It's not too overbearing, but you feel secure as well", United fan Pete Temple , a 31-year-old telecommunications worker from Derry, Northern Ireland, told The Associated Press outside the stadium.

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  • LeBron James misses open dunk in Game 4 vs. Celtics
LeBron James misses open dunk in Game 4 vs. Celtics

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was disappointed with his team's defense on Irving, who was able to spread the floor while surrounded by shooters. And to think, without Kyrie's otherworldly performance, this series might be heading back to Beantown tied 2-2.

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  • First Alert Weather Day: Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Broward
First Alert Weather Day: Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Broward

A tornado warning for Lancaster, Elgin and Irwin was issued until 4:30 p.m., the Weather Service said. Some of these storms may become severe, with primary risks of large hail over one inch in diameter, and damaging wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, the NWS said.

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  • Monaco's Kylian Mbappe: I will make the decision on my next move
Monaco's Kylian Mbappe: I will make the decision on my next move

Rybolovlev, who bought a controlling 66.6 percent stake in the club in 2011 when they were in Ligue 2, said the players and coach Leonardo Jardim will decide their own future. He has a great family who surround him. Falcao scored a team-high 21 league goals for Monaco this season as he rediscovered the form that he lost during two loan spells...

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  • Josh Harrop sets Manchester United on way to win over Crystal Palace
Josh Harrop sets Manchester United on way to win over Crystal Palace

After the game, I was thinking, 'This is what it's all about, it's what dreams are made of.' I hope to play many more games at Old Trafford ". That meant Mourinho sent out an incredibly youthful starting line-up, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days, for a fixture that had little significance for either side.

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  • Hamilton Clinches The Spanish Grand Prix
Hamilton Clinches The Spanish Grand Prix

Vettel also won three of the four jousts he had with Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. "I felt like I ran out of road and I was on the outside but that is racing and I wouldn't have changed it for the world", Hamilton added.

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  • Bilic confirms West Ham deal completed, admits defender could leave
Bilic confirms West Ham deal completed, admits defender could leave

The Hammers will certainly fancy their chances of returning from Lancashire with all three points, as they have won on their last two visits to Turf Moor, including a 3-1 success in October 2014. His recent form has also caught the eye at worldwide level, with the Nigerian team calling him up for their upcoming friendlies against Corsica and Togo.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers land third pick in NBA draft lottery
Philadelphia 76ers land third pick in NBA draft lottery

They rebounded relatively quickly, however, and then bolstered their squad with the No. 3 overall pick a year ago thanks to Brooklyn. Boston becomes the first team to finish with the top record in a conference and then pick first overall since the Lakers did so and made James Worthy the No.

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  • NASCAR's Regan Smith replaces injured Almirola in Charlotte
NASCAR's Regan Smith replaces injured Almirola in Charlotte

While Smith is in the auto for this weekend's All-Star festivities, the team has yet to map out a battle plan for the remainder of Almirola's absence. "We had already met Devin a few weeks ago", said Almirola. "If I sit for too long, I've got to stand up". "This fracture is at a higher level than the injuries that Denny sustained or that Tony s...

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  • PK Subban Tips In Game-Winning Overtime Goal For Ducks, Not Predators
PK Subban Tips In Game-Winning Overtime Goal For Ducks, Not Predators

Perry's goal came just after the Ducks had a potential score waved off by referee Brad Meier. They'd been down this road before, and they weren't intimidated. We probably should leave it at that, because we still have a lot of work left to do. The chase for Lord Stanley's Cup is going through Music City with Game 4 of the National Hockey League W...

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  • LONDON (AP) - Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament
LONDON (AP) - Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament

She returned from a 15-month ban in April after a positive drug test. Having retired injured in her second round match, however, she will miss the ranking cut-off for a main draw entry and would need a wildcard from the All England Committee on June 20 to avoid having to win three rounds of qualifying.

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  • Orioles' Machado out of starting lineup vs. Tigers
Orioles' Machado out of starting lineup vs. Tigers

Coming into Thursday, Victor Martinez brought 36 hits, 11 runs and 21 RBI, while Nick Castellanos had 34 hits, 19 runs and 22 RBI. He is expected to miss two to three days. Not good, as oblique injuries have been especially problematic in Major League Baseball this season. McCullers limited Miami to three hits in six innings and lowered his ERA...

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  • Browns could be looking to sign veteran CB Jason McCourty
Browns could be looking to sign veteran CB Jason McCourty

McCourty spent the first eight years of his National Football League career with the Tennessee Titans, but was released in April for reportedly being unwilling to take a pay cut and the possibility of a decrease in his playing time. "He has talked to me about that some", McCourty told Cabot. At Arizona State, Gonzalez last season won the Lou Groza ...

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  • Wenger blasts 'holidaying' West Ham after Liverpool win
Wenger blasts 'holidaying' West Ham after Liverpool win

Wenger accused those mid-table sides safe from relegation as "being on holiday" and fears West Brom, now eighth and with nothing left to play for this season, will play out a similar role at Manchester City tonight. If they do I reckon we will be there to take advantage and if that happened I would give us a great chance of lifting the FA cup. "...

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  • New York Yankees take game one on Jeter Day double header
New York Yankees take game one on Jeter Day double header

George Steinbrenner's children, Jessica, Hal and Jennifer presented Jeter with the plaques and rings at the beginning of the ceremony. Saturday: ESPN's Yankees beat reporter, Andrew Marchand, will produce a piece on the only single-digit number the Yankees haven't retired, No.

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  • Simona Halep beats Kristina Mladenovic to defend Madrid Open title
Simona Halep beats Kristina Mladenovic to defend Madrid Open title

The Romanian beat Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets in the decider of this WTA Premier event on clay 12 months ago, but she was made to work far harder by the No.14 seed this time around. The Romanian No3 seed, who is the first player to feature in three finals in the Spanish capital, is just the second woman to claim the trophy in consecutive ...

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  • Referee named for UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus
Referee named for UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus

The trick worked again in Turin as the Brazilian international's cross invited Mario Mandžuki? to break the deadlock before he himself struck with a stunning volley. From tomorrow we have to think about what we can do in these in 20 days". It doesn't matter what happened in the past, it only matters what we can achieve with this team now in the p...

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  • Saha surprise rattles Mumbai Indians
Saha surprise rattles Mumbai Indians

They perished in successive overs with Simmons departing in the 10th to a stunning one-handed catch by New Zealander Martin Guptill at long-on after the batsman tried to dispatch a full toss from Australian off-spinner Glenn Maxwell. However, they fell in successive overs and when Nitish Rana was dismissed the hosts were 121-4, requiring 110 from j...

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  • Palace ready to play ugly for survival, says Allardyce
Palace ready to play ugly for survival, says Allardyce

The defender arrived from Liverpool on a short-term deal in January and played eight games before suffering a knee injury against Tottenham in April. A poor result could instead leave them requiring an unlikely victory at Manchester United on the final day of the season, but considering Hull's greater need he insists his players' priority is to r...

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  • Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice
Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice

By then, Alonso was being ferried back to the paddock on the back of a scooter, meekly waving to some of the local fans who came to give the Spaniard a much needed boost. Having failed to start in Russian Federation two weeks ago due to an engine failure on the formation lap, Alonso departed the Barcelona circuit after a few choice words and later ...

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  • Sadness Reigns on Teesside as Middlesbrough Relegation to the Championship Is Confirmed
Sadness Reigns on Teesside as Middlesbrough Relegation to the Championship Is Confirmed

With their drop to the Championship , it may make a deal easier for West Brom to make after the defender has had a taste of the top-flight. "Honestly this is a big step because now there are three games and we need to win one to win the title".

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  • Ohio State football's Academic Progress Rate sits at an 8-year high
Ohio State football's Academic Progress Rate sits at an 8-year high

Pitt had 14 of its 17 programs perform at or above the national average in the 2015-16 academic year, including the softball, women's tennis and women's cross country teams that posted a ideal 1000. More than 7,500 competed in baseball, men's basketball, football and women's basketball - the highest-profile sports in college athletics. Women's ...

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  • Consistent Chelsea deserve top position, says West Brom's Pulis
Consistent Chelsea deserve top position, says West Brom's Pulis

Just 10 minutes later, Marcos Alonso doubled his side's lead when he steered home his sixth league goal of the season following a deflection from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan's thigh. Nothing is done yet and it's a big final on Friday". And that bid will be boosted by the resumption of Kante's campaign, which has again proved to be piv...

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  • Spurs star Leonard vows to play in game six
Spurs star Leonard vows to play in game six

Mills was starting in place of regular Spurs playmaker Tony Parker , who injured his knee in game two of the series against the Rockets. Manu Ginobili replaced Leonard in the lineup with 4:57 to play, but Leonard re-entered the game with 2:59 remaining.

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  • Harvey suspended, Stanton hits 2 HRs, Marlins beat Mets 7-0
Harvey suspended, Stanton hits 2 HRs, Marlins beat Mets 7-0

He traveled a ton just to make it there in time for the game, arriving at about 8:45 am he said on the postgame. But Harvey gave up a walk and a double to start the inning and the Royals tied the game before eventually clinching the championship with a 12-inning win.

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  • Klopp: Liverpool's Season Is Not Over
Klopp: Liverpool's Season Is Not Over

It was Milner's first missed penalty since November 2009, when he was playing for Aston Villa against Bolton, and it summed up the feeling that this would not be Liverpool's day. "Yeah, of course we work on that", he said. Claude Puel's Southampton proved hard to break down for Klopp's men, who are missing key men in forward Sadio Mane and ...

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  • Mets' Harvey returns from suspension, apologizes
Mets' Harvey returns from suspension, apologizes

Harvey didn't merely disobey his manager and general manager; he let his team down. The Mets, though, are furious Harvey didn't show up to Saturday's game and didn't hear from him. The New York Mets starting pitcher was suspended for missing a game on Saturday and now we may know the cause of Harvey's disappearance. T.J. Rivera's fifth-inning dou...

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  • Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz
Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

The victor will be remembered for the last seven games more than the first eight, and the loser will be chastened to learn that the team they fell to is a frightful machine. "I made a few shots there". If there's an easier way to sweep an opponent, the Golden State Warriors probably will probably be the ones to accomplish such a feat.

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  • Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk
Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

The Vertical was first to report the suspension Saturday, two days after Oubre was ejected from Washington's Game 3 blowout victory for shoving Boston's Kelly Olynyk . The Wizards won the game 116-89. Oubre said Friday that he retaliated against Olynyk because he had been "hit in the head multiple times" by the Celtics center.

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  • It is not manager against manager - Wenger shrugs off breaking Mourinho curse
It is not manager against manager - Wenger shrugs off breaking Mourinho curse

Arsene Wenger broke his personal curse against Jose Mourinho after his Arsenal side triumphed against the Portuguese for the first time in the Premier League, but the Gunners boss was not in a boastful mood. Liverpool could only draw 0-0 at home to Southampton in the other league game played on Sunday. The bigger picture for Arsenal is that...

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  • Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup
Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup

Kyle Lowry has scored 20 points on better than 50 percent shooting in each of the series' first two contests, and he could have a big game at home, where he shoots 46.4 percent from three-point range. The Raptors actually missed the first 12 three-pointers they attempted not seeing one go down until Norm Powell took the lid off the basket with a...

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  • Higuain rescues draw for Juventus against 10-man Torino
Higuain rescues draw for Juventus against 10-man Torino

Juventus will meet Lazio in the Italian Cup final and, after a 2-0 win over Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, look to have one foot in the Cardiff showpiece. Despite Acquah's sending-off, Hart had only one hard save to make, from Leonardo Bonucci at close range, until Higuain struck with his 24th goal of the season.

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  • PHL delegation off to Geneva for United Nations human rights review
PHL delegation off to Geneva for United Nations human rights review

Nations also urged India to ensure the protection of rights and inclusion of members from the transgender community, persons with disabilities and other backward communities into the mainstream. In all, 113 countries were scheduled to participate in the Universal Periodic Review involving India, and each country's representative had about a minute ...

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