• Penguins star Crosby returns to practice after concussion
Penguins star Crosby returns to practice after concussion

The Penguins lost in overtime without their captain as a result of Game 3, but they held on to win, 3-2, in Game 4 on Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Washington coach Barry Trotz called it "a hockey play". While Crosby appreciates the concern about his condition given his concussion history, he stressed he's not rushing back.

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  • Neymar ordered to stand trial over Barcelona transfer
Neymar ordered to stand trial over Barcelona transfer

Prosecutors claim Barcelona , Santos and the Neymar family lied about the value of the transfer, announced at the time as 57.1 million euros, of which 17 million euros were paid o Santos . Neymar has been accused of helping to hide the true transfer fee of his move from Santos to Barcelona in June 2013. However, DIS also recommended th...

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  • Red Sox Pitcher Throws At Manny Machado's Head
Red Sox Pitcher Throws At Manny Machado's Head

If I slid into third base and got Manny's knee, I know I'm going to get drilled. If you're going to protect guys, you do it right away. "I would never intentionally throw at someone's head". "That's not how you do that", Pedroia told reporters. He mouthed the words "It's not me", evidently trying to show he was not seeking revenge. Gausman sett...

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  • Penguins star Crosby leaves following hit to head
Penguins star Crosby leaves following hit to head

Crosby was operating in front of the net when the stick of Washington's Alex Ovechkin caused him to lose his balance. "I don't think it's something that this game is looking for, especially against someone that means so much to our team", Chris Kunitz said.

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte not taking title for granted despite Everton win
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte not taking title for granted despite Everton win

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas didn't start against Everton on Saturday, but manager Antonio Conte praised his contribution off the bench. With what look like three winnable games after that, Liverpool could finish strongly, but it is only Tottenham who can prevent Chelsea's animated Italian coach Conte from taking the title in his fir...

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  • Bears move up, select QB Trubisky at No. 2
Bears move up, select QB Trubisky at No. 2

Veteran Mike Glennon, who the Bears signed in free agency, is scheduled to earn $16 million guaranteed in 2017. In addition to receiving to the No. 3 overall pick, the 49ers also received Chicago's third and fourth round picks in the 2017 draft and a third round selection in 2018.

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  • Real's Ramos: Red card was 'excessive'
Real's Ramos: Red card was 'excessive'

Alcacer became the third player to net a double with four minutes remaining to cap an emphatic scoreline to further increase confidence on the back of the El Clasico win at the Bernabeu. "He's the best of all time, and I've seen many football videos". Messi, meanwhile, needed only 577 appearances to reach the 500-goal mark. Messi's second goal ...

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  • Ding ends day on top to edge ahead of defending champion Selby
Ding ends day on top to edge ahead of defending champion Selby

That was despite some serious pressure late in the match from O'Sullivan. The world number one had cruised through to the last four, dropping only 11 frames in comfortable victories over Fergal O'Brien, Xiao Guodong and Marco Fu but, as expected, Ding was proving to be a far more formidable opponent.

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  • Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United
Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United

I think Eric and Daley played again absolutely awesome [against City]. City dominated the possession, but besides a shot off the post from a bad angle by Aguero, City didn't do enough to create unsafe scoring chances. Yaya added: "There's no doubt that Manchester United's history and achievements are greater than ours but we're coming!" "Gabriel ...

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  • Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg
Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

Of course, St. Louis had only one power play advantage during the entire game as referees Chris Rooney and Francois St. Laurent put away the whistles, not calling any penalties after assessing a slashing call to Kyle Brodziak at 11:19 of the second period, awarding the Predators a five-on-three for some 30 seconds.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes exits game with left hamstring pull
Yoenis Cespedes exits game with left hamstring pull

That was because Syndergaard was unable to lift his arm above his shoulder on Wednesday after experiencing discomfort earlier in the week. NY will certainly be hoping that the injury is not as bad as it looked. His ERA climbed to 6.23 one start after he pitched effectively into the eighth inning against Philadelphia. "We take that and try and do th...

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  • Dortmund's Sven Bender pulls off ridiculous goal-line clearance against Bayern
Dortmund's Sven Bender pulls off ridiculous goal-line clearance against Bayern

Tuchel had spoken of needing a bit of luck in order to win in Munich and, despite the score, his team were getting it. "We were lucky it was only a 2-1 reverse at half-time". Before 19-year-old Dembele zinged the game-winner to the upper corner with 16 minutes left in regulation, the back-and-forth match looked destined for extra time .

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  • Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again
Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again

Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado avoids being hit by a pitch thrown by Boston Red Sox's Matt Barnes during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017 , in Baltimore . "I don't want to go out there and hurt someone". First-place Baltimore won two of three games in Oriole Park at Camden Yards with Boston's second baseman nursi...

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  • Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping
Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

Chernova won heptathlon gold ahead of Ennis-Hill at the 2011 World Championships but was stripped of the medal along with her bronze in the 2012 London Olympics by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in November due to blood doping. According to the IOC's statement, Chernova had been found "to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursua...

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  • Mayor of Memphis offers tardy slips for fans watching Grizzlies-Spurs
Mayor of Memphis offers tardy slips for fans watching Grizzlies-Spurs

Coming off those two blowout wins in San Antonio, the Spurs looked poised to sweep the Grizzlies or at the very least come home with a chance to clinch the series in Game 5. The Spurs beat the Grizzlies 116-103 and now hold a 3-2 lead in the best of seven series to begin the play-off campaign. Mike Conley started the series off with a disappo...

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  • Finebaum: Warren Sapp has 'no credibility' to criticize Myles Garrett
Finebaum: Warren Sapp has 'no credibility' to criticize Myles Garrett

Where's the game he took over? "Hue Jackson's fired in a year and a half because he still doesn't have a quarterback". "You look at the draft, this is a really deep draft when it comes to the secondary", head coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN.com 's Mike Wells.

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  • Last-gasp Messi seals memorable 'Clasico' win for Barcelona
Last-gasp Messi seals memorable 'Clasico' win for Barcelona

Indeed, Capello, who won two Liga titles during his two spells in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu , was enraged by Sergio Ramos' two-footed lunge on the Argentina worldwide, which resulted in the Real defender being shown a straight red card.

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  • Bills Decline To Match Patriots' Offer For Mike Gillislee
Bills Decline To Match Patriots' Offer For Mike Gillislee

Bills declined to match RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet, making Gillislee a New England Patriot. The Bills now have a total of seven picks in the draft, including three in the fifth round. For the second year in a row, another talented young Bills player is headed to the Patriots. A foot injury sidelined Williams in his fin...

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  • Neuer to miss rest of Bayer Munich's season
Neuer to miss rest of Bayer Munich's season

Ronaldo was again subjected to boos from the demanding Bernabeu supporters despite scoring four times in the two-legged tie in a 6-3 aggregate win over the German champions. The officials simply got it wrong. Ancelotti wasn't the only one to express his frustration at Bayern's perceived injustice. Ronaldo took advantage at not being flagged for...

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  • Brewers hit 3 HRS, beat the Cardinals 7-5
Brewers hit 3 HRS, beat the Cardinals 7-5

He struck out seven and walked two. St. Louis tacked on three runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Randal Grichuk and a bases-loaded single by Wainwright that plated a pair. "Unfortunately, it just didn't sit well with him". "He had a bad night", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (right groin strain) has returned ...

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  • Patriots schedule 2017: New England will be tested, but not often
Patriots schedule 2017: New England will be tested, but not often

Here's a breakdown of the Patriots' 2017 schedule in its entirety. STAMFORD - NBC Sports announced Thursday its coverage plans for the 2017 National Football League season, a broadcast and digital campaign that will span from the opening game to the Super Bowl.

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  • No bust-up with Sakho insists West Ham boss Bilic
No bust-up with Sakho insists West Ham boss Bilic

Duffy is desperate to play in June but his club may insists that he focuses on getting fit for the new season. Both United and Arsenal have games in hand though so remain favourites for a top six finish. You never say never". "He has scored 24 [league] goals and with five games to go he can reach a really high total", said Koeman. "I certainl...

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  • Chelsea, Tottenham dominate PFA Team of the Year
Chelsea, Tottenham dominate PFA Team of the Year

Chelsea now sit top of the Premier League, four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham with six matches to go and Luiz is very wary of the threat Mauricio Pochettino's side pose. "Three years ago when we signed here, I remember the first few press conferences". He said: "I think that Tottenham must be considered at the top, because Tottenham ...

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  • Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round
Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round

A trainer tends to injured Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo after he was hit by Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Matt Calvert, Josh Anderson and Cam Atkinson scored in the comeback for Columbus. McElhinney made the first save on Schultz, but couldn't rec...

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  • Rashford's late victor sends Manchester United to Europa League semis
Rashford's late victor sends Manchester United to Europa League semis

We are in trouble. Meanwhile, United and the FA face discussions over England youth global Axel Tuanzebe's participation in next month's U20s World Cup in South Korea. But Manchester United were forced to extra time before schoolboy Marcus Rashford netted the winning goal for the Red Devils in the 107th minute.

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  • Dennis Schroder produces well as Atlanta drops Game 2
Dennis Schroder produces well as Atlanta drops Game 2

Is it even possible for Atlanta to stop John Wall and Bradley Beal? Following the Washington Wizards' 109-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series , Beal had the solitary spotlight. The game wasn't pretty and featured 55 foul calls and 71 free throw attempts between the two teams. I think t...

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  • Boston Celtics Have to Start With Defense
Boston Celtics Have to Start With Defense

You gotta go through something for it to happen. But can Jimmy Butler keep averaging 26-8.5-5.5 for the rest of the series? Keeping a wide rebounding margin would bode well for the Bulls. Since March 15, they've gone 9-4, with one OT loss to Toronto. Blake Griffin came out alive with 24 points and five rebounds, while Chris Paul had a double-...

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  • Didier Drogba joins United States side Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner
Didier Drogba joins United States side Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner

MLS will choose four new expansion teams from the group of 12 applicants to expand the league to 28 teams, with two expansion clubs set to be announced by the end of the year. The deal will allow Rising FC to put Drogba on the pitch in the young 2017 campaign, before moving him to a technical role for the following two seasons.

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  • Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension
Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team doesn't release financial terms of contracts. "He's a great player, but also a quality young man who has the respect of his teammates in the locker room".

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  • Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale
Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

McIlroy was only six shots behind, but he had 10 players ahead of him - Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth, enough of them to make it hard to expect all of them to stumble on Sunday. It was a roar of a day to finish with a 67 and get to the top of the leaderboard. With a 4-iron in his hands, he reached it, then almost ma...

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  • Dates revealed for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games events
Dates revealed for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games events

Athletes pose for photos during the 2018 Commonwealth Games One Year To Go ceremony at Broadbeach. "I'm not just running for myself", said Pearson, the 2012 Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalist, "I'm running for my whole city". "We don't shy away from the expectation, we actually embrace that, but we know it's going to be tough". "Going into...

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  • Profile of US Masters champion Garcia
Profile of US Masters champion Garcia

AUGUSTA | Every time out at Augusta National, Kevin Kisner learns something new. Yet the four-time major champion, playing his ninth Masters, is acutely aware of the size of the challenge he faces. He handed his ball to one and his glove to another and went off to sign an ugly card. Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth had all the hype, all the pressu...

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  • Pochettino: Alli can be better than Neymar
Pochettino: Alli can be better than Neymar

The Milton Keynes-born midfielder has set alight the Premier League this season after bagging 16 goals for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Former MK Dons starlet Alli remains linked with a move away from White Hart Lane , with Sky Sports claiming Real have been monitoring the England worldwide since last season.

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  • Tigers unveil their special event jerseys
Tigers unveil their special event jerseys

The All-Star Game logo on the side of the cap and sleeve, as well as the star featured in "American" bear the bright Marlins colors. With the emphasis on making special uniforms last more than one day the All-Star Game is the glaring omission, retiring the Home Run Derby league-specific uniforms after that event.

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  • How Jordan Montgomery got on the Yankees radar
How Jordan Montgomery got on the Yankees radar

He struck out a team-high 207 and led the AL with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. While Pineda was getting fans thinking about history, NY built a 2-0 lead on Ellsbury's RBI double in the third and Judge's long home run in the fourth. Anthony Rizzo hit a game-winning single off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Lo...

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