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Capitals favored in East, but it won't be easy

From the time the streak was halted against the Washington Capitals on January 5, 14 teams accumulated more points than the Blue Jackets. He has a . Going into his second playoffs with the Penguins , you can only expect more from him. Letang's absence will be keenly felt, though Sullivan suggests the adversity that the Penguins have faced thus far this season has made them a resilient bunch, seemingly unfazed by anything.

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Ozil the difference to ease pressure on Wenger

He was hit hard by us going out in Champions League. He has really been focused in training in last few weeks. In comments made last month to Bild , the German newspaper, Özil suggested that he is unfairly criticised following Arsenal defeats, claiming: "When the team's on a bad run, somebody needs to be singled out, sadly most of the time it's me".

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F1 2017 Chinese Grand Prix result: Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai

All cars were ordered to go through the pitlane before the race restarted on lap 6. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +46.035s 5. I think the auto was behaving pretty nicely on fresh tyres, but the fronts just went away after two laps. "I think I overtook nine cars in the opening lap so it was a very good race for me", Verstappen added. "The start was fantastic, I'm so happy with the way starts are going so I'm going to keep that up!" "Just small things, but the effect could be quite big".

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National Basketball Association disagrees with LeBron over sixth foul

Hassan Whiteside recorded 30 points and 12 rebounds while providing a key block in the closing moments as Miami won for the fourth time in its final five road games. Cavaliers: If history holds, James won't play Wednesday. If the Heat sweeps the season series with the Wizards, Miami would become the first team in National Basketball Association history to reach.500 after being 19 games under during the season.

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Wenger faces new quit calls after Palace loss

Protests have been held before matches, while supporters have unfurled banners calling for Wenger to go, but it is believed that the 67-year-old could sign a new two-year deal. "I want the fans to support the team, but I can understand they are extremely frustrated, like we all are", Wenger said . "We have to respond very quickly and not accept it".

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Pundits, former players slam Arsene Wenger after humiliating loss to Crystal Palace

This from a club who ran out at Selhurst Palace knowing that three points would keep them very much in contention for a top four finish. Their latest defeat leaves them in sixth place and in serious danger of missing out on qualification for the Champions League.

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Cubs rough up Davies in 7-4 win over Brewers

But stake him to a four-run lead in the first inning, as his Chicago Cubs did Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he is almost impossible to beat. I think he would say he wasn't at his best today and he still dominated us. The Cubs scored 11 runs on 17 hits in Saturday's victory. Maddon said Baez will have a scheduled day off Sunday .

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Cubs edge Dodgers on celebratory night at Wrigley Field

The Cubs will receive their diamond-studded championship rings on Wednesday. The first pitch was thrown in an announced wind chill of 36 degrees. Rain storms passing through the area delayed the start of the championship banner-raising festivities by almost two hours, giving the home team ample time to play a condensed version of their NLCS Game 6 victory over the Dodgers on the scoreboard video screen and a plea to vote for former Cub catcher David Ross on "Dancing with the Stars".

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Borussia Dortmund say blast victim Bartra recovering after surgery

The spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutors, who handle probes into suspected terrorism, said investigators had found three letters near the scene of the attack, all suggesting a possible Daesh-linked motive. "We do not just play for us today". It is believed the explosives had been hidden in a hedge close to a auto park and were detonated remotely. "We had to assume, and assumed right from the start, that this was a targeted attack against the team of Borussia Dortmund ", Dortmund ...

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Russell Westbrook: king of the triple-double

The MVP candidate broke Oscar Robertson 's record, which stood for 55 years, but he also broke the Denver Nuggets' hearts by eliminating them from the playoffs with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at Pepsi Center. Meanwhile, Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game. OSCAR ROBERTSON'S National Basketball Association record of 41 triple-doubles in a single season had stood for 55 years but Russell Westbrook changed that.

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Major League Baseball commissioner pushes Indians to phase out Chief Wahoo

Manfred is giving the Indians a chance to come up with a plan that will allow them to get away from using the logo, though I wonder how much longer it will be until he gives the team an ultimatum. "We are people, not mascots, not logos, not imagery", said Carla Getz, a member of the Potawatomi Tribe. There is also a sizeable contingent of Cleveland fans who understand the viewpoints of protesters, but cherish the logo and don't want the team buckle to pressure to abolish it.

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Police detain suspect in Borussia Dortmund team bus blast case

According to German prosecutors, a note left at the scene of the bombing suggests the attack could have been carried out by Muslim extremists. Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra updated fans on his condition after suffering a wrist injury when the Borussia Dortmund coach was rocked by a series of explosions on Tuesday night.

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Everything you need to know about the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt

The attacks came just as Sisi returned from the U.S. where he met President Donald Trump and, to his delight, obtained a ringing endorsement of his authoritarian methods and campaign against Islamists. "He was like an angel, standing in the middle of the deacons singing", Maher said. "We were not expecting people who live with us in the same country, people with whom we've shared love and friendships, and with whom we're familiar, to do these things", said Kobeish, the sound of ...

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Phillies' Clay Buchholz battered, bruised in blowout loss to Mets

Michael Saunders had two hits and an RBI for the Philadelphia. Anthony Rizzo hit a game-winning single off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 after raising a World Series championship banner for the first time at Wrigley.

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Cubs collect season-high 17 hits, roll past Milwaukee

Arrieta was dominant in his first start of the season in St. Louis, holding the Cardinals to one unearned run and four hits over six innings with six strikeouts. He posted a 2.0 dWAR last season, as he has gained notoriety around baseball for his swipe tags, which have brought back a lost art around the game. This ballpark, you could put the ball on the ground here.

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Masters 2017: Fast-finishing Rose pleased patience paid off

The gold medal-winning Olympian hasn't finished outside the top-25 at the Masters in his last seven appearances - and he goes into the last round at Augusta National alongside friend Sergio Garcia in a big to win a green jacket and a second major.

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Arrest made in shooting death of Chicago judge

Also, a source said a warrant was issued Wednesday afternoon for an alleged accomplice involved in the case. Neighbors said the 66-year-old judge, whose career spanned almost two decades, often left the house early in the morning with his girlfriend to work out.

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Hamilton lauds Verstappen, wants Red Bull fight

He has yet to reach the podium, which Vettel has done twice including the win in Australia, and on Sunday in China was criticised by Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne for seeming to "be busy with other stuff". The Dutch driver drove brilliantly to move from 16th on the grid to third place. But while that was happening, Ferrari kept Raikkonen out on his old soft tyres - hoping to get him to the end - despite the Finn growing increasingly frustrated over the radio at the handling of his ...

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Hope gets renewed for Canadian clubs in playoffs

Montreal is 2-8 SU in its last 10 postseason games against NY, per the OddsShark NHL Database . When bodog.ca released its pre-playoff team-by-team odds to win the Stanley Cup Monday, there were a few head scratchers involved, to be sure.

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Barcelona has another mountain to climb after losing 1st leg

Juventus will, of course, be favored in the second leg on April 19, but still fresh in everyone's mind is the 6-1 rout of Paris Saint-Germain which saw Barcelona become the first team in the history of the competition to overturn a 4-0 first-leg loss.

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USA takes best shot at landing FIFA World Cup with joint bid

Victor Montagliani , left, President of the Canadian Soccer Association, Sunil Gulati , center, President of the United States Soccer Federation, and Decio de Maria , President of the Mexican Football Federation, sign the document of intent to FIFA seeking to co-host the 2026 World Cup , Monday, April 10, 2017, in NY.

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Chelsea star makes admission about pressure following Palace loss

They still need 21 points to be mathematically certain of winning the title. He added: "I think I can't deny it; as a striker as soon as you score you feel more free". Hull helped their survival chances by beating West Ham 2-1 on goals from Andrew Robertson and Andrea Ranocchia. "But I think it's right to think about ourselves".

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Dortmund angry it was forced to play; UEFA says team agreed

Spanish defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries to his arm and wrist and is in hospital. "Both of their apartments were searched, and one of the two has been detained", Koehler said. "None of us are scared", he said. Another letter was published online, in which left-wing extremist groups claimed to have carried out the attack, but prosecutors had reason to believe this letter was not authentic.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man United star sends message after Sunderland win

Evergreen Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic likened himself to film character Benjamin Button after inspiring his team to a 3-0 victory at Premier League basement club Sunderland yesterday. I agree (he is getting better). Mourinho on the run-in: "After Manchester City and Liverpool won, if we hadn't won today it would have nearly been mathematically impossible.

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Oregon's Dillon Brooks to enter NBA Draft

He tested the waters of the NBA Draft last season but didn't hire an agent. Brooks, an All-American, made his announcement with a video statement. Leaving Oregon and the Ducks isn't going to be easy for Brooks. The Pac-12 Player of the Year has hired an agent, which ends his eligibility with the Ducks. In his three years at Oregon, Brooks became one of the best players in Oregon men's basketball history.

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Pep Guardiola stands by decision to recall Claudio Bravo after latest mistake

Silva played his part in the win over Hull well, by providing an assist for Sergio Aguero to notch his 10th goal of the season before launching the attack for City's third goal of the afternoon, which was finished off by midfielder Fabian Delph .

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Westbrook breaks triple-double record, hits winning shot

Westbrook went ballistic, scoring 50 points, 16 rebound and 10 assists, including the game-winning three-pointer before the buzzer. He also joined the legendary "Big O" as the only two players in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double in a single season.

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Adam Scott's Masters tilt in full swing

Form aside, if Rory does play his game then the Northern Irishman can rival Johnson all the way. For all his power and athleticism, Johnson had never been in contention at Augusta National until a year ago. The topic came up again on Monday whether he has met expectations thus far in his career. The Honda Classic was his seventh victory worldwide, and while he hasn't won a major, Fowler played in the final group at three majors in 2014.

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Cantu: Mexico the 'home side in many cities' in 2026

US President Donald Trump has promised to build a border wall between the United States of America and Mexico but Sunil Gulati, president of the US Soccer Federation, said Trump is "supportive" of the bid and had "encouraged" it. Last month, Infantino stated, "Any team, including the supporters and officials...who qualify for a World Cup need to have access to the country, otherwise there is no World Cup ".

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Coutinho climbs off sick bed to revive Liverpool

Republic of Ireland worldwide Jonathan Walters broke the deadlock in the first half to leave Liverpool facing a potentially catastrophic defeat in the top-four race. "This was a good feeling for me but I'm not one who looks to myself or my own performance". Klopp showered praise on goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after he superbly denied Charlie Adam and Saido Berahino in the second half.

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Romine's grand slam lifts Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

Tigers relievers have struggled so far this season, but they were able to close this game out. Minnesota has dropped two of its last three after a promising 4-0 start helped erase the memory of losing nine straight to open last season, leading to a 59-103 finish.

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Risk for typical springtime flooding along CT River

The warning was slated to begin late Saturday night and to remain in effect until Friday, April 14. Flash flooding is most likely to occur in arroyos, creeks and other low-lying areas. Flood stage is 32.0 feet. Meteorologist Eric Sinsabaugh said the Kennebec was already at flood stage Wednesday morning and that the CT was to reach flood stage later in the day.

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Bailly: United have great future with Mou

The goals he has scored, his attitude on the pitch. Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted United's second just after the half-time break but it was Ibrahimovic who stole all the headlines. "We have to treat every game in that competition now like it's a final". He could be the difference in securing Champions League football this season and if United hope to compete for the league title in 2017-18, it's crucial he stays.

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Westbrook poised to break Robertson's record for triple-doubles

Oscar Robertson tops the list with 181 and Magic Johnson's 138 is number two. The Thunder guard had smashed out of a shooting funk in Tuesday's 110-79 win against the Bucks before he was sidelined with a leg injury. After his first option wasn't available, Westbrook weaved through the Memphis defense before kicking it out to a wide-open Doug McDermott, who calmly knocked down a 3-pointer to give OKC a 98-95 lead with 1:23 left.

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Heat need a win against the Cavaliers

I think everyone's just ready for the regular season to be done and I think we've shown when we're focused that we can be a really good team, and when we're not we're not a very good team. It's hard to imagine a 50-win season being more underwhelming, yet perhaps there is simply a recency bias going on. Cleveland is tied for first with Boston.


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