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Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

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Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts is off to an wonderful start to the 2018 season. Boston outscored the Angels 27-3 over 27 innings in the series, batting.371 while pounding out 43 hits. Slumping outfielder Lewis Brinson, acquired from Milwaukee in the offseason trade for Christian Yelich, celebrated his return to Miller Park with his first two homers of the season for Miami. Read More »

Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 4/20/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The old Jets franchise, now the Arizona Coyotes, last advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 1987. Dubnyk was pulled from the game after allowing four goals in the opening 11 minutes, 59 seconds. Winnipeg will face the Predators or Avalanche in the Western Conference semifinals. A similar-size crowd was outside watching on giant screens at a "whiteout" street party. Read More »

Chevy Corvette ZR1 will pace the Indy 500

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The bowtie brand's history supplying pace cars for the race dates back to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible led the pack. The Corvette has generally been one of the more appropriate cars to pace the race, considering it's a genuine sports vehicle. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs to play LA Rams in Mexico City

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The Chiefs and Rams will face off on November 19 at 7: 15 p.m. CT on ESPN. ESPN will air a two-hour SportsCenter special to analyze the schedule as it is announced by the NFL. Three other 2018 games will be played in London. They close the regular season by hosting the Steelers and Panthers. The Chiefs also will be playing their first regular-season game in Mexico. Read More »

Warriors' Stephen Curry progressing, will begin modified practices Saturday

With both the Warriors and Pelicans looking to finish off sweeps, they'd meet in the earliest of second-round series around the National Basketball Association. If the Trail Blazers fight off elimination, New Orleans and Portland could play Games 5 (Tuesday), 6 (Thursday) and 7 (Saturday). Curry was re-evaluated Friday and will begin practicing with the team in a limited - or "modified" to use the team's term - way. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

It's not that we start now trying to bring him into situations where he will score. "We don't have 25 players to line up two different teams in the different competitions". Klopp has vowed to field a strong team at West Bromwich on Saturday despite hosting Roma in the first leg on Tuesday, insisting qualification for next season's Champions League remains a priority. Read More »

NFL Star Defensive Lineman Dwight Freeney Is Retiring

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A press conference is scheduled for Monday. Freeney, 38, was born in Hartford and an All-State player at Bloomfield High before going onto Syracuse. Another major part of the Colts' Super Bowl past is calling it a career. "That's rare company. They both had an incredible gift". Freeney will retire with 125 1/2 career sacks, tied for 17th in National Football League history with Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs . Read More »

Aaron Boone not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher

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ET. I like Toronto as a big underdog against a NY team that has struggled to string together wins. Bettors can wager on the game's total with odds sitting at -105 for over nine runs and -115 for under nine. 3, followed by Gary Sanchez at No. 4. Judge is now the fastest player in baseball history to hit 61 home runs. Judge performed well against righties at home a year ago, slashing.318/.424/.771 across 257 such plate appearances (his total season line was.284/.422/.627). Read More »

Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles

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In this afternoon's series finale, Jordan Zimmermann starts for Detroit and Alex Cobb for Baltimore . Andrew Cashner threw six innings of three-run ball to notch his third straight quality start, but it went for naught in Detroit. Zimmermann was pitching for the first time since being hit in the jaw by a line drove off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kipnis on April 11. Prior to that they lost their last five games. Read More »

Mobile money drives financial inclusion but gender gap persists

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Women at the forefront, he said, highlights a sharp fall in gender gap from 20 percent in 2014 to 6 percent in 2017 in bank accounts due to Government efforts. Around two thirds of the unbanked have mobile phones that could help them access financial services. The good news is that mobile phones and the internet are bringing millions of people into the formal financial system, meaning they have bank accounts or a mobile money provider for the first time. Read More »

Capitals lose Burakovsky for rest of Blue Jackets series

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Wilson struggled in the first two games of the series but has provided a lift in Games 3 and 4. It was the 22nd time in National Hockey League history that a playoff series went to overtime in at least three consecutive games. After a scoreless first period, Wilson got credit for the first Washington goal when he deflected Matt Niskanen's rising shot 5:52 into the second. Read More »

Giants GM leaning heavily toward Barkley at No. 2

Mayfield will be fun in NY. I have faith Dorsey will find talent in this draft, but I have doubts Hue Jackson can develop that talent, especially at quarterback. 3? Dorsey kept things close to the vest - or in his case, a white-and-orange team sweat shirt - on Thursday during a mandatory pre-draft news conference in which he sidestepped any questions about which quarterback he's considering with the No. Read More »

Wembley no advantage for Spurs in semi-final, warns Mourinho

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The two clubs are separated by just six points in the Premier League table with second-placed United holding the advantage but their eyes will be firmly focussed on FA Cup matters this weekend. "Whatever way you look at it though, Tottenham are the home team". One such player, that is linked with a move to London at the end of the season is Leicester City star, Demarai Gray . Read More »

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles agree to restructured contract

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Foles had proved in the playoffs earlier this year that he could be a viable starter if given the opportunity in the right situation. Philly revised its deal with Foles in part to reward him for his production last season in place of Carson Wentz , NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Read More »

Celtic will allow Brendan Rodgers to speak to Arsenal

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Rodgers has won four trophies so far in what is his second season in charge of Celtic and when asked about the Arsenal job on Friday, he insisted he remains committed to his current employers . He shepherded the "Invincibles" to their unbeaten 03/04 Premier League campaign for what would prove his final league title in charge of the club. Read More »

Basketball: Curry inching his way back with NBA Warriors

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He missed two weeks due to that injury, but Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry, and the Warriors always claimed he was never 100 percent healthy, which apparently affected him in the 2016 NBA Finals. Thompson reports that Curry is now set to return in early May, six weeks after the initial injury, a timeline that could have him missing the beginning of the Warriors second round series. Read More »

Matt Harvey on Potential Bullpen Move Amid Struggles

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Mets' manager Mickey Callaway openly acknowledged doubt about Harvey taking his next turn in the rotation. In the third, the same: three more runs on another series of hard-hit balls. Beyond that, they could try to move Harvey to the bullpen, a role that he's never pitched in before in the big leagues or minor leagues. He was working in that range again Thursday. Read More »

Saints WR Willie Snead signs two-year RFA offer sheet with Ravens

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The Saints have five days to match the offer sheet to Sneed, who is a restricted free agent. Zrebiec reported on Friday that the Ravens have been talking to Bryant, but he expects them to pull out after adding Snead. Though he only caught eight passes for 92 yards last season, the potential is there. He racked up an impressive 141 catches for 1,879 yards and seven touchdowns in his first two seasons as part of the prolific Saints passing attack. Read More »

NBA Playoffs Game 3: Blazers @ Pelicans

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That being said, the Blazers are facing an 0-2 hole in their series with the Pelicans and both losses coming on their home floor. Anthony Davis was producing his usual blend of did-you-see-that highlights; Rajon Rondo controlled the tempo and the action again; Nikola Mirotic played perhaps the most memorable game of his National Basketball Association career; and the New Orleans defense made life miserable for Portland all night, forcing a barrage of turnovers. Read More »

Hughes remains upbeat despite Leicester draw

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Marc Albrighton played on the right of a back four in a 4-4-1-1 formation but was still able to present a threat with his delivery - providing several chances for Vardy in the second half . Southampton manager Mark Hughes speaking to BBC Sport: "We hoped to get more out of the game and we had a couple of chances. We are going to have to take more risks in the games coming up and that's where we find ourselves, unfortunately". Read More »

Browns could take two QBs?

Orlando Brown's draft stock plunged after his ghastly National Football League combine performance. Today, we'll start with the bevy of ESPN draft analysts who recently completed a round of media teleconferences. "Again, this has been good for me to learn even a different way of looking at it". OK, but what about No. 3? There has been plenty of discussion about what the Browns will ultimately decide to do, but a new report indicates they could be considering an unconventional move to ... Read More »

Former NFL player sells Mickey Mantle card for $2.88 million

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He said last month he was selling the card to free up cash that he could spend on a house. According to ESPN , one of those was worth little more than $3,300 in 1988, but 10 years later it jumped to $121,000. The rise of the Mantle rookie card has been astounding. The packs collected dust in the Topps factory for nearly a decade before Sy Berger, a Topps pioneer and co-designer of the 1952 series, decided it was time to clean house. Read More »

Karolyis: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

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Olympic team as well as in the Michigan State University athletic department. The reprehensible behavior of Larry Nassar and other abusers has no place in our Olympic and Paralympic community. Nassar is now serving three life sentences for molesting dozens of his former patients and possessing child pornography. She also mentioned that the saddest part of her experience was the fact that she has no idea that she is already being sexually abused even if she already feels uncomfortable during ... Read More »

Playing County will help me improve my game, says Kohli

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Kohli scored 2,818 runs for India across all formats in 2017 - more than 700 ahead of England's Joe Root in second place. Kohli is now the skipper of the Indian cricket team and since his debut he has recorded 56 centuries in Tests and ODIs combined and is only second to Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 in both formats. Read More »

National Football League to kick off 2018 season with Eagles-Falcons

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Coming for the crown: Two NFC contenders in particular, the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams , loaded up on talent this offseason in hopes of pushing Philly off the mountaintop. New York Giants, 1 p.m. The game, which will start at 9:30 a.m.in the Eastern time zone, will be the first time they've played in London since the NFL's United Kingdom series began in 2007. Read More »

Majestic Nadal hammers Thiem in Monte Carlo

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The Spaniard broke serve at the first attempt and, although he lost his own serve when leading 4-2 in the first set, he broke again in the next game before serving out the set. Sixth seed David Goffin defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 7-5 in a match that included a weird incident involving a ball boy. In the next set, Nadal was just as dominant and bossed his opponent relentlessly around the court, breaking serve in the second and eighth games to win the set and match 6-2. Read More »

Here is How it Will be Played

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ECB's Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said the goal is to attract new fans to the game by appealing to a younger and more diverse audience. "Our game has a history of innovation and we have a duty to look for future growth for the health and sustainability of the whole game". Read More »

Didier Drogba Congratulates Mohamed Salah After Passing Premier Leaugue Milestone

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By scoring against Bournemouth last weekend, Mohamed Salah netted his 30th goal of the season and therefore passed yet another huge milestone in what has been a sensational campaign for the Liverpool forward. "We don't have to think too much about that". There is no other way for us. We are the first opponent in that situation and we need to be at our best. Read More »

MS Dhoni & Co take on Rajasthan Royals at new home

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With two wins and two defeats, Rajasthan Royals are fifth with four points, while Chennai have also gathered an equal number of points with two victories from three matches. Heinrich Klaasen can be the overseas replacement for Royals. If it Rahane at the top order, it has been Sanju Samson who has bolstered the middle order. Read More »

Mohamed Salah named in PFA Team of the Year

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Tottenham Hotspur had three players on the list, including England striker, Harry Kane, who made the team for a third straight year along with Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea . Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers' Association's Championship team of the year. The battle to join them in the top-flight next season looks set to go down to the wire. Read More »

Brexit: No 10 still 'confident' of Irish border solution

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William Taylor FFA co-ordinator stated: "One politician summed the situation up incredibly well after the referendum, as follows; the overall United Kingdom result was a shame because everyone in Northern Ireland had got to a point where they were comfortable in their skin, in that they could have a United Kingdom passport or an Irish passport or both and they could come and go north, south, east or west across these islands at will". Read More »

Manmohan doesn't sign impeachment notice against Justice Misra: Here is why

But Mr Jaitley, also a renowned lawyer, also appeared to blame the Supreme Court's four senior-most judges , who held an unprecedented Press Conference in January to speak against Chief Justice Dipak Misra . The facts and circumstances relating to the Prasad Educational Trust case show prima facie evidence suggesting that Chief Justice Dipak Misra may have been involved in the conspiracy of paying illegal gratification, which at least warrants a thorough investigation. Read More »

Nadal firing as Djokovic, playing without pain, crashes out

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The Serbian will next face Austrian fifth seed Thiem with a possible quarter-final against defending champion Rafael Nadal , who plays Aljaz Bedene later on Wednesday, up for grabs. For sure tomorrow, if I play him, I have to rise my level again. I had the feeling that my movements have been better than yesterday, and I was able to take the control of the point more times than yesterday from the baseline, and more inside the court. Read More »

Neymar names players to watch at World Cup

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But it's not a newspaper or a journalist who will tell me who I am. Four years ago, Brazil hosted the tournament but were humiliated in the semi-finals as Germany ran riot to beat them 7-1. Neymar, who joined PSG for a fee of 222m euros (£200m), said he was apprehensive about kicking a ball again after nearly three months out. "I have some doubts, of course - it's my first surgery, it's normal". Read More »

Victor Moses Super Eagles forward scores winner for Chelsea

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Chelsea are five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, and there are only four games left in the season. Four of Sean Dyche's squad - Tom Heaton, Nick Pope , James Tarkowski and Jack Cork - have been involved with England this season, but Pope and Tarkowski are the two most likely to make it on the plane to Russian Federation. Read More »

Maple Leafs lose to Bruins in Game 4, face elimination

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Bergeron was nominated as a finalist for the Selke Trophy on Thursday for the seventh season in a row. There was one hint during Wednesday's practice at Air Canada Centre that something was amiss, however. Riley Nash took Bergeron's place on the Bruins' top line to start the game, with Tommy Wingels sliding into the lineup for the fourth forward group as a result. Read More »

NFL Schedule: Eagles and Falcons to Open Season

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The Eagles will be taking on the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 on October 28 at historic Wembley Stadium. Yes, the Cowboys have to close out the season on December 30 in NY, which promises to be a frigid affair. Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: The Falcons played two prime-time games in their new home stadium last season - on Sunday and Thursday nights. Read More »

Parkland football team will help Miami Dolphins on NFL draft night

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A year later, they're back on the big stage in Week 1 , facing the Detroit Lions in Motown. The Packers won the last game between the two teams, securing a 31-24 win over the Jets at Lambeau Field in Week 2 of the 2014 season. For the first time since 2013, the Dolphins will not play a road game outside of the Eastern or Central time zones. Week 7: Sunday, October 21nd- Dolphins vs. Read More »

The NBA Reacts to the Death of Gregg Popovich's Wife, Erin

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After Popovich ran practice Wednesday, Ginobili and Parker spent time with the coach that evening. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Gregg Popovich's wife of 40 years, Erin, died from an undisclosed illness earlier in the day. Spurs coach to miss Game 3 against Warriors after death of his wife " Pops is one of the finest human beings I know and he's had an incredible impact on my life", adding with a laugh, "Erin was sort of the balance that Pop needed. Read More »

Eagles to kick off 2018 vs. Falcons

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Philly will hang its Super Bowl XLII championship banner and kick off its 2018 season with a Thursday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons on September 6, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer . The times and dates for the 2018 NFL International Series games in London were announced Thursday. Seattle Seahawks vs. The Jaguars are coming off an AFC Championship appearance and have an attractive schedule. Read More »

Salah out to prove Chelsea wrong by winning Golden Boot

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah hopes to stay clear at the top of the scoring charts to claim this season's Premier League Golden Boot award, the Egypt global adding that his team mates were eager to help him achieve the goal . The match in the D.C. area, however, falls late on the ICC schedule, enhancing the chances that Ronaldo (Portugal) and the other World Cup players for Real Madrid and Juventus will participate in at least half of the game. Read More »

UCL semi-finalists to feature in International Champions Cup

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But if Reds supporters want to witness their side potentially reach the Champions League final, they could be seriously out of pocket. "It's just four goals and four games", he added. I don't think the hype will be a little bit less. In the end it is an individual award, but it also helps the team gets the points. "It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. Read More »

Could Jalen Hurts really transfer to Nebraska?

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But it's going to be handled in a very private matter. "Coach Saban's job is to do what's best for his team", Hurts said. But true freshman Tua Tagovailoa took over in the second half against Georgia in January and played very well, setting up a competition for the starting job heading into this season. Read More »

Semi in intersection at time of Humboldt Broncos bus crash: RCMP

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Tom said his son hopes the RCMP investigation into the crash will determine who was at fault and find ways to avoid any similar crashes in the future. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League hockey team's volunteer board of directors closed the GoFundMe account Wednesday night. An Alberta Transportation spokesperson said investigators are waiting on documents to be sent from the RCMP to assist with the ongoing investigation. Read More »

Modi in London. Highlights of the iconic event

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The Foreign Office spokesperson, in his weekly press briefing on Thursday, said that Pakistan has earlier rejected these so called " surgical strikes " of India as fabricated and repetition of these false claims doesn't make them true. Read More »

Real Madrid Considering Selling Inter Linked Bale

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The French boss added that sometimes in a team full of great players it is hard to play each and every player on a regular basis, "It always happens in a team where you have some players on good form and that is what happening at the minute". Read More »