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Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2

A deep-lying Osasuna gave little away during the opening 10 minutes but, soon after venturing to the Barca area for the very first time, a bad mistake found them go behind on the rest. Hit play on the video at the top of the page to see Javier Mascherano's first Barcelona goal . Defender Mascherano, who had yet to score after 318 matches with Barcelona , was allowed to end his drought by taking a 67th-minute penalty kick.

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Warriors' Kevin Durant (calf strain) to return for Game 4

Trail Blazers: The only other time the Blazers had been swept in a seven-game playoff series was in the 1999 Western Conference Final against San Antonio. He averaged 25.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in his first season with Golden State. The Warriors increased the edge to 91-58 on a Curry 3-pointer with seven minutes left in the third quarter.

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Eriksen seals crucial win for Tottenham at Palace

Wanyama had already been booked when he made a clumsy sliding tackle on Andros Townsend before halftime but was spared a second yellow card. They managed those 72 points under Andre Villas Boas in the 2012-13 season, before funnily enough starting a season of optimism in 2013-14 with a 1-0 win at Palace on the opening day.

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O'Sullivan bows out of world championship

By taking pink from the 13th red when a ideal 147 had looked a formality, O'Sullivan sparked debate over whether he was making a protest against the prize-money on offer - just £15,000 this year compared to the £165,000 he racked up for his 1997 five-minute maximum.

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Bucks declaw Raptors; take 2-1 series lead

Milwaukee should've expected a comeback from Toronto after their numerous trolling tactics which began with playing the Barney theme tune during the Raptors' player introductions prior to game three. Maker, who has started in all of the Bucks' playoff games, showed his versatility with a three-pointer and a mix of dunks and deft touches for his 11 points.

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Conte to Hazard: Don't be selfish

Our answer was very good. "I think the way the way we have progressed, we are a club on the up", said Arter. But Conte resisted the temptation on Monday to taunt his rival, which has won seven league games in succession to put pressure on the Italian's league leaders.

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I'm not interested in talking about Ibrahimovic future, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has had his fair share of bad luck when it comes to injury problems this season, and had two more major setbacks last week with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo ruled out for the rest of the season. The former Everton man says he has plenty to contribute in both the short and longer term, however. Manchester United starting eleven pose for a group photo at the start of the UEFA Europa League match between Anderlecht and Manchester United at the Constant Vanden Stock ...

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Redskins Draft Preview: North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky

Philadelphia Eagles did not seem to rule out picking running back Mixon in 2017 NFL Draft . But how will the rest of the first round shake out? It started when Cleveland made Tim Couch the first overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft .

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Seahawks and Raiders agree on deal for Marshawn Lynch

Lynch retired after the 2015 season , but was born and raised in Oakland, so the trade was likely the only move that would entice him to return. The NFL.com story says the Raiders will receive the rights to Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a trade of late-round picks in the 2018 draft.

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Leicester's Champions League campaign in numbers

Saul Niguez gave Atletico the lead on the night - extending their 1-0 advantage from the first leg - but Jamie Vardy scored to level the match and spark intense pressure on the LaLiga giants, but the visitors survived to progress to the semi-finals for the third time in four years.

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Manchester United confirm 'signifcant' injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic provided an injury update on his Instagram page as he thanked supporters for their well wishes and messages, and hinted that he will fight back from what is a serious injury as he intends to decide when to hang up his boots and not be forced into it.

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India keep Champions Trophy squad on hold

If the state units of the BCCI have to take a call, they will be in a position to do so only if the CoA is on the same page as them."The ball is in the court of Vinod Rai. It is understood that both BCCI representatives wanted to try and find a "middle path" on the finance model. The ICC has offered the BCCI a $290 million revenue model, a cut of $280 million from the $570 million India had been getting till past year.

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Wall and Beal catch fire as Wizards take 2-0 series lead

He was active throughout, coming up with several big baskets and assists to keep his team in the game. The Atlanta Hawks need a win here to have any real shot of winning this series, as they can't go down 0-3. The Wizards were able to fill the defensive roles. He might be their only hope of stopping John Wall and Bradley Beal . I play with a lot of energy and intensity and when I'm not being aggressive like that and into it, I'm not a great player.

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What to look for at the 2017 NFL Draft

If the 49ers can not trade down for more picks, they haven't revealed their preferred candidate, although they've doled respect to top quarterbacks, pass rushers, running backs and defensive backs - their positions of greatest need. So, if the Jets do end up wanting to draft yet another quarterback, let's hope it's Deshaun Watson . Will it be the player labeled the " best " in the draft or will it be the pride of Mentor, Mitchell Trubisky? This team desperately needs to add talent ...

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Manchester derby is all about points not coaches

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose against the good teams, but it is an important three points to qualify for the Champions League. Yet, asked if that was a calculated risk, Mourinho said on Tuesday: "I don't care". "David Silva is a real doubt", Guardiola said in Wednesday's press conference. United enter this tie after registering a 2-0 comfortable victory over Burnley.

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Otto Porter has a well-rounded performance as Wizards take Game 5

After the Atlanta Hawks lost on the road last week to open the National Basketball Association postseason against the Washington Wizards, Paul Millsap said his team faced an opponent playing Mixed Martial Arts. "He's just a victor". Game Five will be played today (tomorrow morning, Singapore time) at Washington . Gortat's miss gave the Hawks a glimmer, but they needed to rush their offense to even have a chance to score, foul and get the ball back.

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Brewers jump on Reds early in 9-4 win

Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia homered to back run-starved starter Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals to complete a three-game sweep. "It is obviously a good formula for success ". It was ideal in words and in tone, disarming those who would accuse him without evidence but also showing an understanding of why some would be skeptical of a guy who hit couldn't hold a regular major league job until now.

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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight: The WBA belt

He had as many successful defenses during that reign as Joshua has fights. "She is confident enough in me to watch, but I would rather she not be there. Fans were disappointed with Joshua's and Klitschko's performances on Sky Sports " "The Gloves are off' and while it is refreshing to some that both fighters can be respectful and refrain from trash-talking, many others felt it was forced.

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NBA Playoffs First Round, Game 4: Warriors vs Trail Blazers

We were kind of loose but focused. "Well, we know he's comfortable in that position and he's got a ton of playoff experience. It was a fun way to play and close out the series". They have a future center in [ Jusuf] Nurkic who took them over the top, but I think they need another ball handler on the wing to get them going. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line.

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Observers: Large explosion rocks Syrian capital

Israeli air strikes have hit an arms depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport, Syrian opposition sources told Al Jazeera . Hezbollah is a steadfast ally of the Syrian government and has sent thousands of its militants to fight alongside government forces in Syria's six-year-long civil war.

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Dustin Pedroia out of Red Sox lineup Saturday after being spiked

Only one Chicago runner reached second base, and Kluber struck out nine, walked two and threw 110 pitches. "That's kind of a line you don't cross". Jones put up a hit and an RBI on Saturday while Davis managed a hit and a run. He did hurt me. That's baseball, man. I'm not mad at him. I don't care if you're a Red Sox fan, an Orioles fan, or a Manny Machado hater. I do think it should have been a double play, this silly review system again messing things up.

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Serena Williams confirms pregnancy rumours, to take maternity leave for 2017 season

Also WTA had removed its message of congratulations, but on Wednesday night Serena's publicist, Kelly Bush Novak , confirmed the news to the media, saying that she is due to give birth this fall, probably at the end of September or October.

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Bottas ready to take one for the team in Russia

You want the team to succeed. "I think we've this year struggled a bit more with higher temperatures", he said. Vettel crashed out past year at the Sochi Autodrom on the first lap of a race won by now-retired champion Rosberg. "On paper it is a very strong circuit for Mercedes , not just historically, a lot straights, power-sensitive circuit", Vettel said. "This is always a special weekend for me as it's my home race", he said.

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When does the NFL draft start?

Here's all the information you will need to get set for three days of football bliss. There's a lot of talk around this pick and what the Browns will do with it. As far as quarterbacks go, Trubisky is the guy getting the most mention as the top choice at that position. What about Alabama tight end O.J. Howard or a top-end receiver? Fournette to the Jaguars might be the best match between player and team in the draft this season.

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Half-ton Costa gives Chelsea breathing room

Costa then scored twice in the second half - taking his tally to 51 Premier League goals in 85 appearances - before Ryan Bertrand, another former Chelsea player, scored a late consolation. Conte said: "For strikers it's very important to score". Chelseas Diego Costa (centre) celebrates with his teammates after finding the back of the net during the Premier League match against Southampton at the Stamford Bridge , on Tuesday.

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German Police Arrest 'Islamist' Suspect After Soccer Bus Bombing

Investigators are still puzzling over three copies of a note claiming responsibility for the attack that were found at the scene. It demanded a withdrawal of Germany's Tornado reconnaissance jets that are helping to fight against the Islamic State group and closure of the U.S.

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Chicago overmatched by Predators, swept out of playoffs early

The Blackhawks , who won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, were swept by Nashville this time around, managing just three goals in 13 periods. It was a common theme on Saturday as the Hawks gathered one last time before scattering for the summer, and tried in vain to explain how a 50-win season evaporated in four awful games against the lowest-seeded team in the Western Conference.

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I'm not interested in talking about Ibrahimovic future, says Jose Mourinho

Guardiola indicated that his team have not developed as well as he would have liked this season, pointing to a profligacy in front of goal and a tendency to concede at their own end even when dominating games. United are also without two key players in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. Both clubs are desperate to ensure a top-four finish and Champions League football next season and Thursday's clash at the Etihad Stadium will be influential in determining how the pair end their campaigns.

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N.Y. Rangers top Canadiens to tie series

The 21-year-old rotated in on a line with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad during Monday's practice at the Garden and also took reps on the top power-play unit, an indication Buchnevich might play in his first playoff game Tuesday in Game 4 with the Rangers trailing Montreal 2-1 in the first round.

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Tottenham Fan Suffers Broken Skull After Being Attacked by Own Supporters

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with the response of his side after losing at Wembley and then watching Chelsea pull seven points clear on Tuesday. We needed to do something different to try to find the way to create chances, to dominate and win the game and it worked well. Wenger's contract expires at the end of the season, with no announcement yet about his future, and Tottenham is preparing to leave White Hart Lane for a new stadium on the same site.

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Reasons The Milwaukee Bucks Can Still Win Their Series Against Toronto Raptors

These adjustments along with the Raptors playoff experience are what separated the two teams in Game 4 and Game 5, as Toronto made plays when they most counted. Mentally, their confidence has now been tested and their mental toughness will be put to the ultimate test in Thursday night's do-or-die Game 6 . Sensing that a change was needed, Casey entrusted Powell with 34 minutes of court time as a starter in both Games 4 and 5.

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Mourinho: 'A win means nothing if we don't finish in top four'

After Sunday's 2-0 win over Burnley , Mourinho said the pair should make themselves available for tonight - and has now branded them too "cautious". Centre-backs Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain sidelined, along with Juan Mata , who scored the victor when the teams met at Old Trafford in the League Cup fourth round in October.

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NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics claim 3-2 series lead against Chicago Bulls

This line is a little steep and I'm not terribly high on this game overall, but I'd side with the Celtics if forced to pick. When the Boston Celtics last saw their TD Garden home floor, they had just dropped the first two games of their series with the Chicago Bulls and were in danger of being a top seed upset by a No.

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Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole

Later on in the press conference, Tortorella was asked about his goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky , and how important he is in avoiding a sweep. Pittsburgh has comfortably won the first two games in this series, but I think Columbus will bounce back today.

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Milwaukee Bucks blow out Toronto Raptors for 2-1 series lead

How best to summarize it? In the middle of the third quarter on Saturday afternoon, with the future of this group of players as a unit in jeopardy, Kyle Lowry finally broke out of his Buck-induced haze, and joined DeMar DeRozan (who had single handily carried the offense in the first half) in putting the Raptors in the driver's seat for the eventual victory.


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