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Sale Strikes Out 10, But Red Sox Fall 2-1 to Detroit

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The bases were loaded with nobody out in the second inning. "He was still strong and still had quality stuff", Farrell said. "That's a large number of at-bats a year ago that he was very productive". Verlander gave up an unearned run, three hits and two walks while striking out four in seven innings and was not involved in the decision. The Red Sox appeared to have hit into a double play in the seventh, but a call at second base was overturned after a replay review . Read More »

Miles Bridges 'leaning heavily' toward returning to Michigan State, report says

Bridges led the Spartans with 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this season. As the National Basketball Association season comes to an end and teams look forward to the lottery, how do the top prospects in the 2017 draft rank? Izzo also continues to pursue three high-end recruits in five-star guard Brian Bowen and big man Brandon McCoy , who are both playing in this weekend's Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, New York, and four-star guard Mark Smith to round out the ... Read More »

West Ham v Leicester

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He scored with a precise shot over the wall and into the top right hand side of the Leicester goal. A goal from Andre Ayew made the final 27 minutes of the half very interesting, but the home side will have been left disappointed that they didn't get at least a point after creating some excellent opportunities. Read More »

Browns have not yet made up minds on top overall pick

For the last few months, Garrett has occupied the top spot. Multiple reports surfaced on Wednesday suggesting the Cleveland Browns are torn on what to do with the top pick . Garrett warned Cleveland this week that passing on him would be a mistake. He is absolutely ridiculous as a rusher, showing an elite combination of burst, athleticism and bend around the edge. Read More »

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118

C Karl-Anthony Towns passed Kevin Love for the most points in a single season in franchise history. Shabazz Muhammad added 22, while Andrew Wiggins scored 21. Towns, who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, enjoyed a phenomenal rookie season in which he averaged 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for the less-than-dominant Wolves. Read More »

Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese GP

Vettel qualified on the front row alongside pole-sitter Hamilton and got away clean when the lights went out. So for us it is really good news we had another race where we were really close and were able to put some pressure on. Sebastian Vettel declared "I don't care about the rest of the year" after finishing second behind Lewis Hamilton in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix . Read More »

Dumped Bauza keeps faith in Argentina bid

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Argentina have not failed to qualify for a World Cup since 1970 and given their current wealth of attacking options, it would be a shock to the globe if they failed to make it to Russian Federation. Atletico Madrid are reportedly calm over the chances of Diego Simeone being tempted into the vacant Argentina Coach's role. Bauza, 59, is the shortest-serving Argentina coach since 1974. Read More »

Rockies' Senzatela gets 1st win, to take ball to mom's grave

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Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters and struck out 11 in 7 2/3 electrifying innings, and NY hit three home runs in a victory over Tampa Bay Rays. Tyler Chatwood (0-2) held the Padres to one run through five innings but yielded two homers and was knocked out in the sixth. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray reacts after his long locks were trimmed by as Gray donates his hair to Locks For Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged ... Read More »

Dortmund coach did not want to play so soon after blast

The letter also said the blasts had been in retaliation for Germany's military involvement in surveillance operations against the Islamic State militant group in Syria, according to the report . Several Dortmund fans posted pictures of themselves at home with relieved Monaco supporters and the solidarity drew plenty of praise on social media. Read More »

Man Utd can miss top four for years and compete - Mourinho

Ahead of kick-off, the "Special One" is set to welcome back Antonio Valencia to his matchday squad following an ankle injury, although number one goalkeeper David De Gea is still struggling with a hip problem. And Denayer, who played in Sunderland's 3-0 loss to Manchester United at the weekend and was in the youth ranks at Anderlecht , is aware of the firepower Jose Mourinho's men possess, which can hurt any team. Read More »

Aust batting star Chris Lynn hurt in IPL

KKR mentor Jacques Kallis said the injury would need a "substantial" period to heal. In his column for Times of India , he wrote, "We are awaiting the results of the scans to Chris Lynn's shoulder which he dislocated on the field". Lynn was later seen having his left arm, and shoulder, protected with a bandage. "We'll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him", McShea said, as quoted on ESPN . Read More »

Daring cat invades Marlins Park and scales the home run sculpture

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Eventually, the cat disappeared out of view, and the Marlins announced they would deactivate the sculpture out of safety for the cat . "I don't know what was going to happen if those things start moving", Marlins closer A.J. "I think we want him to be consistent in his approach up there". Guys love to hit homers. The episode with the cat provided a comical sideshow to a night that began with Ozuna's heartfelt thoughts about fallen teammate Jose Fernandez when he took the field. Read More »

Sunderland will appeal Sebastian Larsson's red card against Manchester United

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The Black Cats fell to their 21st defeat in 31 top-flight outings this season on Sunday afternoon, losing 3-0 to Manchester United at the Stadium of Light . Sunderland find themselves 10 points adrift of Premier League safety with just eight games left and know they will be relegated if they do not embark upon the kind of remarkable run which has saved them in the recent past. Read More »

Mourinho praises Shaw and cites Europa League as vital

Ibrahimovic's goal means he has now scored 250 times since turning 30. That grit had been missing from Liverpool's season but, with their remaining fixtures, you'd have to back them to keep hold of their top-four place - despite Manchester United and Arsenal holding games in hand over them. Read More »

Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones wants Australian Rugby board to all resign

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WA Premier Mark McGowan said his state had invested $100 million in upgrading Perth Oval, in large part to accommodate the Force, and the ARU now had a responsibility not to cull the team. The Chiefs play the Cheetahs at 1.05am Sunday. Either the Rebels or the Western Force are faced with foreclosure at season's end, and Melbourne assistant coach Morgan Turinui said there were plenty of emotions doing the rounds at AAMI Park. Read More »

Els closes out what might be his final Masters

Garcia is going for the first major title of his career. He safely negotiated Amen Corner, where he came to grief spectacularly in the final round past year, and picked up further birdies at the par-five 13th and 15th holes before dropping his only shot of the day at the par-three 16th. Read More »

US, Canada, Mexico call Monday press conference for "historic announcement"

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Though FIFA will not be making a decision on the host for the 2026 World Cup until May of 2020, there are several factors that point to a successful outcome for the joint bid. The World Cup field will expand from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, meaning there will be 16 more games played. "I'd highlight that the United States doesn't need Mexico or Canada to host a World Cup and now all three are helping out". Read More »

Ace move: Kuchar gives Masters hole-in-one ball to young fan

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It was Kuchar's first hole-in-one in a major , but the fourth of his PGA Tour career. After Kuchar retrieved the ball, he signed it and handed it to Owen. He closed with a second-nine 31 and an overall, 5-under 67. Pure class from Kuchar, one of the most popular golfers on the course today, and with good reason. Read More »

Steve Fisher retiring as San Diego State basketball coach

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He has been an assistant under Fisher since his time in MI. This past season, SDSU posted the team's worst record since 2005-2006. Fisher is expected to announce his longtime assistant Brian Dutcher as his replacement. Fisher was promoted to replace Frieder and coached the Wolverines to the title. Undaunted, Fisher tried to restock his undermanned roster by finding overlooked in-state prospects out of high school and turning the Aztecs into a destination for high-caliber transfers in ... Read More »

Oakland Raiders to Move to Las Vegas

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The deadline for the Raiders to exercise the team's option for the 2018 season is March of next year. Regardless, the Raiders have a new home field advantage unrelated to any fan in Vegas. "But to Las Vegas?" He said the vote came very quickly after Raiders' owner Marc Davis made his presentation to the owners. "I feel bad for the city". Read More »

Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India

Both sides have asked their chief negotiators to schedule an early meeting to get the process moving. On his part, Turnbull said Australia was helping India in its water management policy while sharing expertise in the area of renewable energy. Read More »

Ibrahimovic inspiration keeps Man United in top-four race

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United were given a helping hand when Sebastian Larsson was controversially sent off for a challenge on Ander Herrera with the scores at 1-0, but Ibrahimovic would not say if he believed his compatriot deserved a red card. "The result was good", Mourinho said. "We keep fighting, we keep going", he said after suggesting he will consider attempting to overturn Larsson's impending suspension by appealing against the sending-off. Read More »

Sergio Garcia Defeats Justin Rose In Playoff To Win 2017 Masters

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That hasn't always been the case. But it's also ridiculous to suggest that nerves and attitude haven't held Garcia back, and many athletes like him, from reaching their potential over the years. Garcia said he received what he described as a "beautiful" message of encouragement from Olazabal on Wednesday. "I've come to the conclusion I need to play for second or third place in any major". Read More »

Final round of Masters packed with 'wonderful storylines'

The two past Masters champions are paired together in the third round and early on picked up much of the large Saturday crowd. "If I don't, it's been good". Rose, who has a U.S. Open title and an Olympic gold medal, is seeking his first green jacket. Garcia has been plagued by self doubt in the majors and once said he did not have what it takes to be a major victor. Read More »

Crystal Palace 3 Arsenal 0

I think they are extremely disappointed and I can understand that, like we all are. Andros Townsend opened the scoring for the hosts, with Yohan Cabaye strike adding a sublime second goal and a Luka Milivojevic penalty wrapping up what Allardyce felt was a fully-deserved three points for the Eagles. Read More »

Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors

All that mattered was Garcia and Rose, who delivered a final hour as compelling as any at Augusta National. Spain's Sergio Garcia captured his first major golf title on Sunday after 73 failed attempts, making a birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Rose and win the 81st Masters. Read More »

Dana White Doubles Down On Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Fight Optimism

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White made a similar remark Wednesday, telling FS1's Colin Cowherd he feels obligated to make McGregor-Mayweather happen considering everything "The Notorious" has done for his sport. You know what they know about this fight? "I've been talking to [the Mayweather side] for a while now", he said. Because, I know all the talk of A sides and B sides and all this stuff. Read More »

Lawrence walks home winner in MLB debut, Rays top Jays in 11

Tampa first baseman Brad Miller then punched a double to left centre, scoring Rickie Weeks Jr. and Derek Norris. And with Tommy Hunter warm in the bullpen and the pitch counter at 112, manager Kevin Cash again showed his faith in Archer, allowing him to face Donaldson. Read More »