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Higgins stays in touch after Williams' flying start

Higgins stays in touch after Williams' flying start

John Higgins took a step closer to a fifth World Championship title by beating Kyren Wilson 17-13 in the semi-finals on Saturday. Higgins, 42, and 43-year-old Williams have the highest combined age of any pair of finalists during the 41 years the tournament has been held at the Crucible, while the victor will be the oldest world champion since Ray Reardon in 1978. Read More

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Woods: I'm getting close to putting it all together, winning

Woods: I'm getting close to putting it all together, winning

Jason Day is looking to match Lucas Glover as the only victor to place all four rounds in the 60's, as he'll tee it last with Nick Watney in Round 4. Mickelson started firing at flags and made six birdies, but finished five shots back after a 69. I definitely think it's just around the corner. Day made more bogeys on Sunday (4) then the other three rounds combined (3). Read More

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Jürgen Klopp's verdict on Liverpool's defeat at Chelsea

Jürgen Klopp's verdict on Liverpool's defeat at Chelsea

Giroud and his team-mates are now just three points behind Liverpool with a game in hand, albeit with an inferior goal difference, and two adrift of Tottenham following their loss at West Brom yesterday. Did I think it would happen? " Chelsea need to win too, don't they?" Klopp slammed the 43-goal forward for the dive, saying: "That is not what I want to see, that is not what he wants to do". Read More

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#MerciArsene: Wenger Says Emotional Goodbye to Arsenal After 22 Years in Charge

#MerciArsene: Wenger Says Emotional Goodbye to Arsenal After 22 Years in Charge

The 68-year-old, who has won 10 major trophies during a near 22-year reign, oversaw a dominant, free-flowing display in his 1,233rd game, with slick first-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette . "I have been lucky to have the comfort to work for such a long time in a club of that stature". News that Sir Alex Ferguson is in intensive care after having emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage reminds us all that there is more to life than just ... Read More

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Huddersfield boost survival hopes with goalless draw at Man City

Huddersfield boost survival hopes with goalless draw at Man City

Going back-to-back will be tough but we accept the challenge". "This team deserves it more than ever. This looked impossible against Manchester City before kick-off, but the players have done it and made the impossible possible". We'll take the point and go on from there. Guardiola is clearly more interested in the victory whatever its meaning but, on a day which will see jubilant celebrations as City receive their third title in seven years, he made no attempt to hide his intention to ... Read More

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Tony Bellew Beats David Haye In Fifth Round Of Rematch

Tony Bellew Beats David Haye In Fifth Round Of Rematch

I swear, kid, that every punch I threw was with you'. I'm broke. All week I've been on my own in the hotel and each night I've cried, I'm a bit emotional all I can think about is him. He did what he needed to do to get the win . Bellew said his 30th win from 33 fights did not trump his capturing the WBC world cruiserweight title at Goodison Park in 2016 - home of his beloved Everton - and that Hearn must deliver something to motivate him once more. Read More

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Atletico Madrid: Simeone given touchline ban for Europa League final

Atletico Madrid: Simeone given touchline ban for Europa League final

Despite having both Adil Rami and Rolando available, Rudi Garcia chose to keep Luiz Gustavo in central defence, partnering Rami, with Maxime Lopez and Morgan Sanson as the midfield pair. Several Marseille players, including Steve Mandanda, Florian Thauvin , Dimitri Payet , Adil Rami and Bouna Sarr, have a chance to be included in Deschamps' squad, while Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann is all but guaranteed to travel to Russian Federation. Read More

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Pelicans show swagger in Game 3 blow out win over Warriors

It's a odd recurring disorder for this team. Why? Because the way they sleepily moved through the regular season (en route to 58 wins, by the way) wasn't because Golden State has lost a step collectively. The Jazz shot poorly over the first three quarters and committed 16 turnovers. Well, perhaps it wasn't gone entirely, because the Pelicans were zipping flawless passes all over the court. Read More

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Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight titles after clinical KO win over Vanes Martirosyan

Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight titles after clinical KO win over Vanes Martirosyan

Martirosyan fell face first in his own corner as referee Jack Reiss tolled the count. "If he's ready, I'm ready at any time", Golovkin said of Alvarez. Martirosyan let his hands go from the opening bell, using his length to score stiff jabs that quickly reddened Golovkin's face. Originally, the 36-year-old Golovkin was supposed to have a rematch with Alvarez on Saturday. Read More

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West Brom live to fight another day

West Brom live to fight another day

When asked how West Brom have given themselves a fighting chance of Premier League survival, Moore said: "Hard work, togetherness, commitment, courage, composure, character but most importantly it has been a wonderful strength of unity here at the football club. Read More

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Jets, Predators look to break series tie

Jets, Predators look to break series tie

Suddenly, the hockey was not so much fun to play, and the crowd grew quiet. Livestream every single game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs-blackout free-plus the Toronto Blue Jays, key Raptors & NBA Playoffs matchups and the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup, all in one subscription. Read More

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Mohamed Salah wins Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award

Mohamed Salah wins Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award

The Egyptian ace tormented Chelsea with Swiss side Basel before moving to London in January 2014, but limited opportunities under Jose Mourinho saw Salah leave for Fiorentina on loan 12 months later. "They have three special players in (Sadio) Mane, (Roberto) Firmino and (Mohamed) Salah". "We're talking about a player with specific characteristics, good technical [quality] but also very fast". Read More

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Matt Harvey designated for assignment

Matt Harvey designated for assignment

He was voted National League Comeback Player of the Year . That Harvey won't turn 30 until next March is astounding - that his pending dismissal could threaten his date with free agency is, too. Between his struggles and behavioral issues, the Mets were understandably done with Harvey. Harvey will be designated for assignment Saturday after refusing an assignment to the minors, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Read More

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NBA Gives Drake a Talking To

NBA Gives Drake a Talking To

In the clip below, Drake can be heard saying "I never said that shit". The NBA has put Drake on notice. In the first match between the teams at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, May 1 he heckled Cavaliers player Kendrick Perkins , who later accused him of "talking s**t". Read More

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Liverpool players to face Real

Liverpool players to face Real "with confidence"

The Egypt global will cap his stunning debut season at Liverpool with a first Champions League final appearance in Kiev on 26 May, when Jürgen Klopp's side will seek to end Real's recent dominance of the competition. We have to be aware of their quality but they have to be aware of ours. Klopp described the game as "wild", adding: "It was a little bit exciting - more exciting than I actually wanted". Read More

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Neymar return to Paris boosts World Cup hopes

Neymar return to Paris boosts World Cup hopes

Although Neymar has been out since February with a fractured foot, PSG will claim a domestic treble as long as they can beat third-tier side Les Herbiers in the Coupe de France final. PSG are looking to strengthen their squad to boost their chances of Champions League success and Eriksen, who has spent five years in north London, is seen as key to their hopes. Read More

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Student injured in stone pelting in Shopian

Student injured in stone pelting in Shopian

In addition, two more students also suffered injuries. The 10 injured were admitted to the district hospital but four of them, who sustained bullet injuries, had to be shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar . These criminals will face the law", tweeted Vaid. Stone pelting mobs assembled in at the encounter spot and tried to disrupt the operation of the security forces. Read More

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Draft-Jets Second Day

Draft-Jets Second Day

He has the highest ceiling of any of the passers and the right stuff intangible-wise to survive the NY market. Mark Sanchez was the last USC quarterback to start for the Jets , 2009-2012. Concerns for Darnold arise, in most part, from his turnovers. The High School All-American and Orange County Offensive Player of the Year (67.8 completion percentage, 2,996 yards, 39 touchdowns, eight interceptions) also excelled at basketball and baseball, even though he missed time with a broken foot ... Read More

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Tiger Woods' Pro-Am tee time released

Tiger Woods' Pro-Am tee time released

Four of the last seven tournaments have ended in a playoff. Unsurprisingly Woods is a former victor of the event, back in 2007, and is available at 25/1 to become only the tournament's second multiple champion. "His putting looked good and his short game looked incredible, which is no surprise". I drove it great over the weekend, but when I did hit a green I hit it to the wrong spot. Read More

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Iwobi recovers from injury ready for Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid

Iwobi recovers from injury ready for Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid

We trained playing 10 vs 11 the day before the game and he kept telling us that we might end up a man down and it came earlier than expected. Partey was particularly impressive, filling in as an emergency right-back. Atletico know that a clean sheet will see them progress and they have not conceded at their new Wanda Metropolitano since January. They drew 1-1 in England last week. Read More

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Graeme Murty Fired as Rangers Manager amid Steven Gerrard Speculation

Graeme Murty Fired as Rangers Manager amid Steven Gerrard Speculation

They say sources close to Gerrard have told them that he is viewing a potential stint at Rangers as the flawless stepping stone to one day succeeding Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool . Or Mark Warburton. Or Pedro Caixinha. Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take over dugout responsibilities for Saturday's home game with Kilmarnock while Rangers chiefs look to lift the dark gloom now sitting over Ibrox by securing the appointment of Kop icon Gerrard. Read More

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Nate Diaz & UFC Reportedly in Talks For August Bout

Nate Diaz & UFC Reportedly in Talks For August Bout

Sources are telling ESPN that the UFC and Nate Diaz have discussed the possibility of his return at UFC 227 on August 4. Seemingly used to the huge paydays that encompassed fighting the "Notorious" one twice, Diaz was content to stay on the sidelines in hope of a similar remuneration, but with McGregor also inactive, an appropriate fight hasn't been made. Read More

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