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Lewis Hamilton: I can't explain my poor pace in Russia

He was congratulated by Hamilton, Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after the victory but while relations between them are still friendly he does not envision any quarter being given while racing. "It is not important to think about the championship because I need to understand where the speed was this weekend, where I went wrong with the set-up, and then come back fighting for the next race".

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THAAD in S. Korea 'operational' amid protests

Trump said on Monday he would be "honoured" to meet the North's young leader. "I don't see this happening any time soon", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said. Its denunciations of human rights abuses, whether in North Korea or anywhere else, are turned on and off to suit USA strategic and economic interests.

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Mark Selby joins snooker greats after astonishing title defence

It's very special to sit at three titles on own, it's is unbelievable. The Leicester native was tested severely by the Scot on Sunday and repeatedly on Monday, but he showed remarkable resilience to win his third world championship in four years.

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Tottenham targeting West Ham win to pile pressure on Chelsea

At half-time I felt we were in the game and in the second half we wanted to improve, we wanted to play to win the game. "I am so pleased". 'For us it was very important to keep a clean sheet after 12 games, ' Conte added. "Today was another chance to see the team learning and improving. It's a fantastic result for us". Manchester City had to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 at Middlesbrough and Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to Swansea on a bad day for the Manchester giants ...

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Desperate Capitals go back to Holtby for Game 3 vs. Penguins

Ottawa leads the series 2-0 despite trailing by two goals after Brady Skjei's score with 14:50 left in the third. The Capitals held a team meeting after Saturday's game, and though players didn't want to get into specifics, forward T.J. "I know he can play better", Trotz said. Matt Niskanen received a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking Crosby, with some wondering if the major was excessive.

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Toronto rallies to defeat Capitals in OT

Pressure has been a topic with the Capitals due to their recent playoff failures. Just before the penalty expired, Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak redirected a wrist shot past the extended glove of Washington goaltender Braden Holtby to clinch the game.

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Blues rally late to even series

Tarasenko made it 1-1 with a power-play goal with 19.4 seconds remaining in the opening period. Fast forward to Game 2, and the Blues were looking like their old selves, primarily Tarasenko. In the third, the Blues again applied pressure and got two quick goals to tie the game. "Yeah, 100-percent", Parayko said. "They really are the seventh man for us".

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The Washington Capitals are moving on to the second round

It already seems like a lifetime ago where they finished 30th overall and served as a punching bag for the heavyweights. Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) celebrates his winning goal with center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the overtime period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Tor.

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Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 4 score, highlights, reaction

Eventually, though, the reality of what just transpired on the Madison Square Garden ice surface bubbled to the forefront. The New York Rangers were dominant in game one of their series and shut out the Canadiens in a 2-0 win. McDonagh kept the puck in the zone and sent a nice pass to Nash near the front of the net and he slipped a backhand past Price at 4:28 for his second of the series .

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Best Memes of the 2017 NFL Draft

Like, your four. So let's say your third, 67 overall, this year, your three next year, and your four this year, 111 overall ... The Bears have been clear in saying that Glennon - who, amazingly, they invited to their public watch party Thursday at Solider Field - is their starter this year.

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Mets' Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with apparent injury

Everyone's swinging it pretty well". He ended it with the best performance of his professional baseball career and one of the best statstical days in baseball history, fronting Washington's unprecedented eruption by going 6 for 6 with three home runs, a three-run double and 10 RBI.

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Get Aaron Sanchez healthy

If they have any hope, and I mean any hope, of getting a whiff of the postseason, the Jays must first get healthy (Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki, J.A. "It was unfortunate that they scored two runs on it, but it was a great play". On the other side, the Yankees are just 4-12 in Severino's last 16 starts and have dropped five of his last six outings when he's coming off four days of rest.

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Atletico aim for European revenge against Real at fourth attempt

Real are furious over it, wondering how it could be that a player they want to buy and who wants to play for them could end up in Catalonia. "It's a semi-final and we know what we have to do but the fans have an important role to play too".

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Rockets bench laughs as Andre Roberson misses free throw

Westbrook interrupted Adams to object to the question. "Hold on, Steven. I don't want nobody to try and split us up". If I go to the bench, this team is on the floor. Roberson missed 2-of-8 free throw attempts in the fourth as the Rockets never let OKC get in an offensive rhythm until he was checked out of the game.

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Andy Murray suffers surprise third-round defeat in Monte Carlo

Luxembourg's Muller, who was previously guided by Murray's assistant coach Jamie Delgado, is a serve-volleyer and not a typical clay-court opponent. That seemed to be a positive thing for Murray, who had won all five of their previous meetings, but the 29-year-old made a decidedly ropey start.

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Barcelona Open: Victory over Thiem gives Nadal a ideal 10

This has been Nadal's second title of the season and 71st of his career. The Spaniard, who claimed the Monte Carlo Masters for a 10th time last week, thrashed Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final 6-4 6-1. "I'm not someone that uses that as part of my comeback", Sharapova said of comments against her from her peers, adding she prefers her tennis do her talking.

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Pentagon: Academy athletes must serve before going pro

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Pentagon said, "Our military academies exist to develop future officers who enhance the readiness and the lethality of our military services". When asked about his situation by Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today in February, Robinette declared his loyalty to the Air Force regardless of what decision was made: "I'm under the mindset that, when I graduate, I'm a lieutenant first".

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Senators finish off Bruins behind MacArthur's OT goal,

And when the Bruins fell behind 2-0 in the second period, it looked like their postseason was over. The Bruins looked to have the game won with 5:35 left in the first overtime, when Kuraly broke in down the left wing and fired a shot that Anderson stopped before the loose puck was put into the net by Noel Acciari .

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Why I banned my mother from Klitschko fight - Anthony Joshua

The fight will headline a huge event where 90,000 fans are expected to pack Wembley Stadium in London. Responding to Fury labelling him a "Poor man's Frank Bruno", Joshua said "Shut up and give me a date when you'll be back (in the ring)".

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Hazard, Conte inspire Chelsea to victory against Southampton

It will be a very tough game. "It was a good win and I think today I have to be pleased for a great effort, a fantastic effort from my players". Second-placed Spurs travel to Crystal Palace on Wednesday knowing that nothing less than victory will do as they aim to keep their faint title hopes alive.

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Sidney Crosby injured, leaves Game 3 of Penguins-Capitals

Washington caught more than a few breaks that could well shift momentum heading into game four, including seeing Penguins star Sidney Crosby injured early on. Crosby lay on the ice for several moments before slowly getting up and skating off the ice, mostly on his own power. Crosby had two goals and two assists in the first two games against the Capitals and 44 goals and 45 assists in the regular season.

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Selby beats Higgins 18-15, retains world snooker title

He compiled 71, a break of steel inside the heat of Sheffield's Crucible, to clinch the title. Four-time victor Higgins, who described Selby as "granite" and a "fantastic champion", had led 10-4 before the Englishman fought back to win nine of 10 frames and lead 13-11.

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Monaco don't want to avoid anyone, says magical Mbappe

A very strong team, which has already surpassed this problem. Thomas Tuchel concedes that Borussia Dortmund's performance levels were not at the required standard as they exited the Champions League in a quarter-final defeat to Monaco .

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LeBron James, Cavs sweep Pacers, advance to second round of National Basketball Association playoffs

They are the first play-off team to erase a 25-point half-time deficit and win. "Once again, we just had to weather the storm", said James. "But again, we just came up short and didn't do enough". The Bucks, led by their own incredible talent in Giannis Antetokounmpo, are still too green, too raw to sufficiently challenge the Cavaliers . But James answered with the go-ahead 3.

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Chiefs think Patrick Mahomes can be "truly great"

Former University of Toledo standout running back Kareem Hunt was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 86 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday night. "But I just want to think through everything to see what's best for the organization". He also played in the outfield. That's how he goes about his work every day.

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Led by Hayward, Utah Jazz moving on to new playoff turf

Paul Pierce has departed the National Basketball Association (NBA) with "no regrets" despite the bitter disappointment of the Los Angeles Clippers' first-round play-off loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Oddsmakers had mostly ranked the eight teams in this order for most of the regular season. Though, there's surely a caveat here. He picked up his second foul three minutes into the game, his third foul with 10 minutes left in the first half, his fourth with 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter, ...

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Referee was not up to task - Ancelotti

We're happy with the players who played, those who came on and those that didn't feature. Bayern's Arjen Robben, center, gestures as referee Viktor Kassai of Hungary shows a red card to Bayern's Arturo Vidal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday April 18, 2017.

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Thiem up for Murray in Barcelona

Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round at Monte Carlo. Nadal has been in outstanding form in 2017 and despite winning only one title as of now, the Spaniard has reached the final of four tournaments this year. "Sometimes, in moments like those, when Rafael began to say: 'No, not with the injury.' I always answered back: 'That's just the way it is". The second set was a procession as Thiem's frustration at his inability to break through Nadal's defenses saw him ...

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Murray has to dig deep to serve up victory after injury

Murray endured another lengthy opening service game at the beginning of the second set to nudge 1-0 up before Ramos-Vinolas held for the first time in the match to level the scores and kickstart his revival. Three-time Grand Slam victor Wawrinka won Monte Carlo three years ago over compatriot and friend Roger Federer . Wednesday's later matches saw world No.11 Grigor Dimitrov , the eighth seed, suffer an unexpected 4-6 6-3 6-2 defeat at the hands of German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff.

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Raptors all-star DeRozan still motivated by Game 3 loss to Milwaukee

The Raptors were more physical in how they defended Antetokounmpo, throwing different bodies at him, Toronto much better in limiting driving lanes, an area Antetokounmpo needs one step, sometimes half a step, before finishing at the rim. "We've been here before in a hostile environment", Casey said. "All throughout the night they were looking to trap [DeRozan and Lowry] and take them away as much as possible, so we have to do our job collectively of relieving the pressure on them".

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Everton can't rely on just Lukaku for goals, says Koeman

With five games left, Chelsea hold a four-point advantage at the top of the table, with many feeling this is their most hard test of the run in. When Lukaku left Chelsea , it was much to the dismay of the fans who desperately wanted to see how their talented youngster would develop.

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Titans take Southern Cal cornerback Jackson with No. 18 pick

The Chiefs could definitely be one such team. Tennessee still managed to land one of the draft's best players, All Pro T Jack Conklin , and took promising rookie RB Derrick Henry with one of the picks they got from Los Angeles. It would be foolish to dismiss a wide receiver prospect just because he played at a less prominent college program. Like Watkins, Davis is able to win in both the big and small game and is a gifted possession receiver in the short and intermediate parts of the field.

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NBA Predictions: Can the Cavs complete a sweep of the Pacers? 4/23/17

Kyrie Irving added 28 points and Deron Williams finished with 14 points off the bench. Washington showed this season in going toe-to-toe with Cleveland twice (losing in overtime at home in February before blowing out the Cavaliers in Cleveland last month) that it relishes the opportunity to face James.

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Blue Jackets bring fight against Penguins home to Columbus

Werenski returned in the third period with a full facemask and a significant cut and bruise under his right eye. Werenski tweeted a photo of his eye after the game. Radulov, who got the overtime victor in Game 2 on Friday night after Tomas Plekanec tied it with 18 seconds left in regulation, has two goals and three assists in the past two games.

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Jets WR Devin Smith to miss all of 2017 with torn ACL

Some of the best athletes get hurt and don't get a chance to get on the field. General manager Mike Maccagnan announced after the team finished making its picks in the National Football League draft Saturday that Smith was injured the week before the Jets began their offseason workouts in mid-April.


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