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Caster Semenya's backers put together for battle at CAS


The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week confirmed new rules which effectively give Semenya a choice of taking the medication to restrict her testosterone or move to longer distance events. The new regulations, known as the testosterone regulations, have drawn worldwide criticism with South Africa's law professor, Steve Cornelius, resigning from the global athletics body's disciplinary tribunal because he could not in "good conscience continue to associate myself ... Read More »

Caps win pivotal Game 5, 6-3, to put Pens on brink


Pittsburgh eliminated Washington in the second round in each of the last two years-as well as 2009-and the Capitals haven't been past the conference semifinals since they lost the Stanley Cup final in 1998. Nashville coach Peter Laviolette noted his Predators have won in Winnipeg before. Washington edges ahead and the Penguins respond immediately, one of the main reasons Pittsburgh is 9-1 all-time against the Capitals in the playoffs. Read More »

Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan Odds 5/3/18 Who Do Oddsmakers Favor?


Despite the fearless effort, Martirosyan showed the effects of being out of the ring for two-years by being just that tad behind Golovkin in terms of the tempo. Several minutes after the fight, Golovkin returned to the ring to salute his fans and take a bow as they continued to chant his name. "I want everybody", said Golovkin. Read More »

Celtics' poise tops 76ers' youth in wild, crucial Game 3 win


The Philadelphia 76ers now face a seemingly insurmountable task, as no National Basketball Association has ever come back from a 0-3 series deficit to advance in the playoffs. To top it all off, the Wells Fargo Center accidentally released the confetti. Ben Simmons then threw the ball away after a timeout and Horford sealed the win with two free throws. Read More »

Rory McIlroy off to solid start at Quail Hollow


Aaron Wise and Jason Day are tied for second, a shot back. Apart from Woods, Rory McIlroy (68-76) made it to the weekend, though not by much. But sometimes the mind works in mysterious ways. With a tie for 12th or better, Justin Thomas will take over the No. 1 spot in the Official World Ranking from Dustin Johnson , who is not playing this week. Read More »

Sir Alex Ferguson in hospital after suffering brain haemorrhage


An ambulance was called to his home in Cheshire at about 9am (local time) as he was taken to hospital with a police escort. Ferguson's son Darren, the manager of Doncaster Rovers, missed the third-tier side's final match of the season on Saturday for "family reasons", the club said in a statement . Read More »

Bellew Floors Haye 3 Times In 5 Rounds Before Stoppage


Time waits for no man, as Haye painfully discovered at the O2 Arena in south London, not far from where he grew up. Haye and Bellew have been locked in a bitter dance since the first fight was announced on November of 2016, but the tasty rivalry reached it's conclusion in front of almost 20,000 fans at the O2 in London. Read More »

Costa ends Wenger and Arsenal's European dreams


Despite their semi-final heartbreak in Madrid , Arsenal will receive roughly € 40m from their Europa League campaign, largely thanks to the disparity in performance between themselves and the only other English representative, Everton . Read More »

Anthony Davis dominant in New Orleans Pelicans' win over Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green has adamantly denied suggestions he has been antagonising Rajon Rondo during their conference semi-finals series against the New Orleans Pelicans . Golden State was shut down offensively for the most part in Game 3, especially in the second half when they were held to 44 points. The Warriors never led by more than a single point and trailed by double digits for nearly the entire first half, going down by 25 points in the third quarter and ... Read More »

West Brom beats Spurs 1-0 to keep alive EPL survival hopes


Jake Livermore's injury-time strike against his former club kept Albion's improbable survival hops alive as they try to pull themselves back from the brink. "I won't be watching the games", he told BBC Sport . "It could've been anybody out there". Chelsea can close the gap to two points with a home win over Champions League finalists Liverpool on Sunday, and they face Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United next week, with Spurs hosting Newcastle and Leicester City. Read More »

Former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes brain surgery


Shortly after they surfaced, Manchester United issued the statement saying that the "procedure has gone very well", but that Ferguson "needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery". The five-year anniversary of his retirement is on Tuesday. Ferguson's son Darren, manager of League One side Doncaster, did not attend his side's final home game of the season against Wigan due to his father's illness. Read More »

Tatum shines, Brown returns as Celtics beat 76ers 108-103


In Boston's fabled TD Garden, Simmons was held without a field goal for the first time in his rookie National Basketball Association season. In their first round series with the Bucks, the home team prevailed in all seven contests. JJ Redick led Philadelphia with 23 points in the loss. Embiid registered his fourth consecutive post-season double-double, posting 20 points and 14 rebounds, while also adding five assists. Read More »

Swinging Pelicans blow out Warriors, trim series to 2-1


Rounding out the double-digit scorers for New Orleans was E'Twaun Moore, who scored 13 points . Jrue Holiday scored 21 for New Orleans and Ian Clark added 18 points against his former club. It grazed the rim and plopped into the hands of reserve forward Marreese Speights, who took a dribble and handed it back to Curry, who relocated to the corner. Read More »

Wagner wants Huddersfield to embrace challenge of 'exciting' run


After winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and two League Cups at the Etihad Stadium , Touré's eight-year spell at the club will come to an end on June 30 after the club decided against renewing his contract. Banners were unfurled and messages beamed on screens, while Zabaleta was presented with a lifetime season ticket. Guardiola added: 'We can't neglect the interval from Roberto Mancini, and particularly Manuel Pellegrini, Yaya was the important thing, key, key participant. Read More »

Shab-e-Barat observed across Kashmir Valley


Like other parts of world, The Shab-e-Barat which falls annually on the night between day 14 and 15 of Sha'ban, the eighth month of the Islamic calendar, was observed in the length and breadth of Kashmir Valley on Tuesday night. People offered special prayers in Masjids throughout the night with clerics delivering sermons and highlighting the teachings of Islam. On this night, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds. Read More »

Sharks slide to edge of elimination with Game 5 loss


Vegas' 29 wins at home in the regular season were tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for third in the National Hockey League, behind the Winnipeg Jets (32) and Pittsburgh Penguins (30). "They get exhausted and you wear them down". The Sharks ended Fleury's bid for a fourth shutout this post-season when Labanc sniped a wrist shot top shelf, glove-side for a power-play goal to make it 4-1 at 9:35. Read More »

Real won't give Barca guard of honour: Zidane


HEAD TO HEADBarcelona and Real Madrid have played on 66 games and the Camp Nou outfit has won on 29 occasions and Real Madrid won 20 times and 17 of those clashes ended in a draw. You've got to win the Champions League to play in it and we're both in the Champions League. History favours Real, who have won 95 of the 236 competitive games between the pair, although since the days of Pep Guardiola the tide has turned, and Barca have now won 92 times in this fixture. Read More »

Hodgson backs Benteke to fire for Palace next season


Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has warned that his club face a defining summer. Stoke's 10-year stay in the top flight is over after a disastrous season. We need to get our preparation right - it obviously wasn't right this season, because of a change in manager so early in the season. "We were lucky at our recruitment there from staying up by the skin of our teeth", he said of his time at Fulham. Read More »

Sunrisers look to seal playoff berth against Delhi


Their young lot of Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have produced ample spark and stood the reason for their recent revival, however, their overseas stars - Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro are yet to show their mettle. There is a possibility Bhuvneshwar Kumar might from injury for Saturday's clash. The absence of their most experienced seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has barely been felt even as skipper Kane Williamson is bullish about Bhuvi's return. Read More »

Pujols passes 3000 hits, Angels shut out Mariners


Pujols , who was raised in Santo Domingo before moving to NY and Missouri as a teenager, is the sixth foreign-born player to get 3,000 hits along with Suzuki, Rod Carew, Rafael Palmeiro and Roberto Clemente, who also had exactly 3,000 hits . Read More »

Walker Buehler Leads Dodgers' Combined No-Hitter vs. Padres


Garcia struck out two in a ideal eighth and Liberatore threw a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out Franchy Cordero to end it with the Dodgers' 146th pitch. Buehler, who had Tommy John elbow ligament surgery in 2015, admitted he was "pretty angry" to be taken out of the game. Read More »

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Points Gun at Teen in New Ad


What was supposed to be an appeal to conservatives came across as odd considering recent tragic events in the US. While I wouldn't go so far to suspect that these complaints emanate from Kemp's own camp, it probably is just fine with the candidate to get some publicity for being too gung-ho for guns. Read More »

Can set for Champions League final fitness race


He advised the BBC's Football Focus : 'If I play, it is going to be a direct duel towards Salah. "With the group we've got, with how we came to the final and playing with the biggest intensity in all parts, being ready again, then the injuries we had, it would a massive success". Read More »

Golden State Warriors are human, fall to New Orleans Pelicans

Gentry and none of the Pelicans smartly didn't want to reveal the exact adjustments made to keep Thompson, Durant and Curry from going off. It's a factor that may have even had an affect on Golden State's starting lineup, that surprisingly featured JaVale McGee - who played just six in the first two games combined - starting on Anthony Davis . Read More »

Pep Guardiola plans beautiful farewell for Manchester City legend Yaya Toure


City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Wednesday's Etihad clash against Brighton will be Toure's final home game for the club, with his contract due to expire this summer. Sunday is the day that Manchester City will finally get their hands on the Premier League title, even though it has pretty much been theirs since early 2018. Read More »

Srinagar: Terrorist killed, CRPF jawan injured in encounter


Protesters pelted stones at security forces engaged in the counter-militancy operation in Chattabal and adjoining areas, triggering clashes, the official said. "During a CASO at Chattabal, some exchange of fire was reported". Security forces killed one militant in an ongoing gunfight in Srinagar's densely populated Chatabal area on Saturday, police said. Read More »

Rockets blast Jazz on the road, regain series control

Utah got blown out in the first game but bounced back last night behind a career-game from Joe Ingles and another solid performance by rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell . Houston was down by one entering the fourth but Utah scored eight straight points on three-pointers from Dante Exum and Jae Crowder before Mitchell's dunk made it 100-94. Read More »

Only the National Hockey League can put an end to Tom Wilson's recklessness


The league determined that, although Wilson led with his shoulder, he elevated up to make Aston-Reese's head the main point of contact on a hit where that was considered avoidable. Pittsburgh , the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion, is 9-1 all-time in playoff series against Washington. "We're focused on playing hockey", he said. Read More »

Roethlisberger thinks Steelers should have passed on Rudolph


And with that in mind, he reportedly has zero interest in mentoring the team's newly-drafted young quarterback, Mason Rudolph . The Steelers selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph with the 76th overall pick in last week's National Football League draft, raising questions about whether the franchise had found an heir apparent to Big Ben . Read More »

Celine Dion gets Deadpool to dance in heels


Accordingly, posterity will now similarly associate Deadpool 2 with " Ashes " and this hilariously surreal music video. Stars, they really are just like us! Yet before the big day has even arrived, Ryan Reynolds wants to bring audience expectations down a tiny bit. Read More »

Jayson Tatum scores career high 28 points in Celtics' win over Sixers


Boston, however, is executing its game plan to perfection, and for the moment, Simmons doesn't have a counter. Every player is going to have their off games and while the timing wasn't great, it's prone to happen to the best of them. For Brown, who makes the tough decisions, that wouldn't be almost as damaging as losing faith in a building block like Simmons. Simmons also has the full backing of Brown. Read More »

Here's What Anil Kapoor Is Planning To Do On Sonam Kapoor's Sangeet


Anupam Kher is excited with the announcement of Sonam and Anand's wedding and shares an adorable video with the "bride to be" congratulating her. The dress code for the ceremony is Indian traditional. Apparently, he proposed to Sonam within a month of their first meeting. She was seen wearing their gorgeous white outfit at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Read More »

Freiburg chief responds after Caglar Soyuncu is linked with Arsenal


Turkish outlet Fanatik has reported that Altinordu president Seyit Mehmet Ozkan has revealed Arsenal is about to be 21-year-old Soyuncu's next club . The Freiburg director said: "Ozkan can know little about the overall scenario". The German scout has been credited with the signing of Konstantinos Mavropanos who impressed against Manchester United last weekend. Read More »

Kentucky Derby 2018 Odds, Contenders and Post Draw


But that blessing also comes with the "Curse of Apollo": no horse since Apollo in 1882 has won the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year old. Kentucky Derby - where and when? "When you're there for the first time, it's not like anything you've seen before", Contreras said. Read More »

Former Blue Jays star Jose Bautista to make debut with Braves

perth_map's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves will add Jose Bautista to their roster on Friday. And before I take the field tonight, wearing another team's jersey - it just feels like there's one thing left that I have to do. Not only that, but he would become a six-time All-Star with the Blue Jays as well. "I know a lot of guys, they work extremely hard for their entire careers, and they never get to sniff the playoffs, or even a pennant race", Bautista explained. Read More »

Former Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson heading to the Raiders


Johnson is a four-time Pro Bowler and the career tackles leader for the Chiefs. The Raiders rumors have been swirling this entire offseason around the linebacker position with NaVorro Bowman yet to be re-signed. He became a free agent in March. Additionally, after his career year in 2011, Johnson was awarded with the Derrick Thomas Award, given to the team's MVP. Read More »

Mookie Betts returns to starting lineup for Red Sox, hits 3 HRs


Meanwhile in Cleveland, Encarnacion posted six RBIs to personally outscore the Texas Rangers in a 12-4 win. "He's a great guy". Yankees 4, Astros 0: Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Ken Giles to spoil a splendid outing by Justin Verlander as visiting NY posted its first shutout of the season. Read More »

Man United dire as Brighton secure survival


From that moment, it was all Brighton . Manchester United defeated Brighton 1-0 in the previous meeting this season. This was Manchester United's first league defeat on a Friday since December 1978, when they lost 3-0 at Bolton - they had been unbeaten in 16 such matches until this defeat. Read More »

Twitter reacts to the Matt Harvey-Mets breakup

Harvey found himself in the headlines once again last week, when it was reported that Harvey was partying in Los Angeles before a game in San Diego. "I like Matt, in spite of all the stuff that's gone on and certainly because of a lot of the stuff that's gone on". Read More »

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte denies involvement in sale of Mohamed Salah


Pep Guardiola, whose Manchester City team will raise the Premier League trophy in front of their fans after playing Huddersfield today, insists true winners can only be judged by a 38-game schedule. " No-one asked me about him ". No, no, no. I think the situation was clear, very clear. "City are champions and still play football chasing records, but they have these long weeks now with training, recovery and always being fresh". Read More »

Predators beat Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to even series 2-2


And in the playoffs they've been at their absolute best coming off of losses. "They came with a game plan and they executed it", veteran Jet Matt Hendricks said of the Nashville Predators , 2-1 winners here in Game 4. Laine scored with just under 50 seconds left in the game squeaking one through Pekka Rinne . In all, Rinne saved all 29 shots faced at even strength, all high-danger chances, and won the game. Read More »