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CB Butler likely to stay with Patriots

CB Butler likely to stay with Patriots

According to the MMQB , the Saints aren't interested in giving up any of their two first rounders, or their second-round pick, liking the depth of talent in the draft. 32 pick on LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White. Since defensive backs are the strength of this draft class, the Saints do not need to mortgage high picks for Butler when they could upgrade through the draft. Read More

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Miami has another near-no-hitter, beats Seattle 5-0

Miami has another near-no-hitter, beats Seattle 5-0

His first home run on the road in almost four years came in perhaps his final Seattle appearance. Ziegler was then replaced by Kyle Barraclough, who retired one batter before Haniger's hit. J.T. Realmuto followed with a ground single through the right side that moved Gordon to third, and Gordon scored on Christian Yelich's high chop infield single. Read More

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Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title

Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title

At the time of writing, the quarterfinals are lined up, with the mouth-watering prospect of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as a potential semi-final on Saturday. If Ramos won the regular, Nadal took advantage in spite of himself of a mistake of the referee of chair Cédric Mourier which was a turning point of the part and provoked several times boos of the public. Read More

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Bundesliga Bayern sweat on Alaba for Dortmund cup semi

Bundesliga Bayern sweat on Alaba for Dortmund cup semi

Thiago Alcantara's low drive from the edge of the box drew Bayern level for the second time but despite late efforts and more than 70 percent possession they could not find a victor. Daniel Brosinski stepped up and slotted the ball low past the keeper to make it 2-1. "The win did us some good, we showed that we are back again", said goalkeeper Roman Burki, ten days after a bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus left defender Marc Barta with a fractured wrist. Read More

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Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

The draft will also be held entirely outside on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this year. There have been a lot of rumors that the Browns love Mitchell Trubisky and they are willing to make the trade. Cleveland is concerned that the Jets or the Bills (at pick 10) would take Trubisky before Cleveland is on the clock at 12. Wait, the Browns are thinking of taking a developmental quarterback in the first round? If the Browns do take Trubisky No. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez's family donating brain for study

Aaron Hernandez's family donating brain for study

A statement released Thursday notes that "there were no signs of a struggle" and that it was determined that "Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging". Richard McKeon, and Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett. The suit is also seeking "any recorded telephone calls made to or from Hernandez to any individual for the period of 30 days leading up to his death". Read More

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Bilic: 'Never say never' over move for Terry

Reports this week claimed that Bilic was involved in a bust-up with Sakho prior to the fixture with the Black Cats over the striker's refusal to be a substitute, but the manager claimed those rumours are untrue. Robbie Brady returns from the suspension which sidelined him at home to Wales last month but it's unlikely that Shane Duffy and David Meyler will feature due to injury while Seamus Coleman is definitely out due to the broken leg he suffered against Wales. Read More

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Ronaldo resting, Isco's 2 goals keeps Madrid on title track

The Spanish worldwide starred by scoring twice, including a 90th minute victor, as a much-changed Madrid side remained three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon on Saturday. "Bale won't feature, " Zidane said. Zidane said he wasn't sure if Bale would be ready to play the return leg of the quarterfinal against Bayern next week. Read More

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in Champions League semis, Juventus draw Monaco

The Madrid clubs have faced each other in the last three Champions Leagues. Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus will travel to France for the first leg, with the return fixture taking place at their home stadium in Turin. It won a record-extending 11th title last season. The second semi-final pitches a freescoring Monaco side, who have scored 24 goals since reaching the group phase, against the steely Juventus defence, the Italian side having conceded only two goals in the campaign. Read More

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Mariners 10, Marlins 5: Haniger and Seager lead balanced attack

One day after breaking up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger drove in four runs Wednesday afternoon and helped the Mariners close out a successful homestand with a 10-5 victory over Miami. Mariners: Shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is likely to go on a brief rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners in Oakland this weekend. Kyle Seager also had four RBIs and was on base four times and Seattle knocked around Miami starter Edinson Volquez (0-2) early. Read More

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Celtics' Thomas: Days since sister died hardest of my life

While some might be shocked by how Chicago has played as a No. 8 seed that was just 41-41, Butler made it clear he's not one of those folks. Kawhi Leonard is showing the country why he's one of the top eight players in the National Basketball Association, but can San Antonio find a way to slow down James Harden and all of those Houston three-point shooters? "That's where your confidence always comes from". Read More

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New York Knicks Not Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose

New York Knicks Not Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose

NY went 31-51, falling well short of expectations with its third consecutive 50-loss season. He then, sort of bewilderingly, said that he didn't think this would affect the Knicks' free agency, because really he seems to think that other National Basketball Association players and their agents aren't completely alarmed by how he's treated Anthony or that time he put down LeBron James' business associates or all of those times he's tried to say the Triangle Offense will save us all. Read More

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Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia tied atop Masters; Rickie Fowler 1 shot back

Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia tied atop Masters; Rickie Fowler 1 shot back

There are quite a few certainties at the Masters - Amen Corner, green jackets, fast greens, pimento cheese sandwiches. Spieth is the name glowing hottest having come from ten shots back on Thursday to within two of the lead. Three front-nine birdies were negated by a bogey at the par-four fifth and a double at the par-four two holes later, while just one birdie broke a sequence of pars on his back nine. Read More

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Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

With the loss, Brooklyn finishes 20-62 on the season. The Boston Celtics continue to rely heavily on Thomas to win games and play in a lot of close games because of the lack of scoring options. "We started to figure out who we were, what was going to be our recipe for success , and what are the principles?" "It's kinda in the same vein I'm telling you: how valuable he is to the franchise". Read More

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Net-front focus priority for Habs, Rangers in Game 2

Net-front focus priority for Habs, Rangers in Game 2

The Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead only for the veteran Sharks to come back and tie the game with just over 15 minutes to play. On a night that began with a surprise in goal from the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping to spark the defending Stanley Cup champs on Day One of the National Hockey League playoffs, five games opened postseason play Wednesday night. Read More

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Romine belts grand slam as Tigers topple Twins

Romine belts grand slam as Tigers topple Twins

Gibson earned a no-decision after allowing three runs, five hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings of Minnesota's 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Thursday. The Minnesota Twins will look to find their footing after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Tigers in the series opener. Read More

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Sharks to face Oilers in first round of playoffs

Sharks to face Oilers in first round of playoffs

Edmonton Oilers first-round playoff tickets against the San Jose Sharks were so hot they sold out five minutes after being released. In addition to Couture and Thornton's injuries, the Sharks scratched Joe Pavelski, Justin Braun, Joel Ward and Tomas Hertl from Saturday night's game against the Calgary Flames because DeBoer said each player was "dealing" with something. Read More

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Sergio Garcia will enjoy Masters week 'for rest of my life'

After his challenge combusted at this tournament five years ago, he said: "I don't have the thing I need to have". "I knew what I was capable of doing, and I believed that I could do it", he said. I felt his pain (after previous near-misses). I felt great. I felt in control. Also an afterthought was Rickie Fowler, who started one shot behind and shot 76. Read More

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Spurs relishing chase of Chelsea

Son Heung-min's brace capped a swashbuckling 4-0 win over Watford at a buoyant White Hart Lane , with Spurs moving four points behind Chelsea in second before Antonio Conte's men take on Bournemouth in Saturday's late kick-off. Son was involved once more in the 39th minute when his deflected cross fell kindly for Dier to venomously rifle home from the edge of the area, and the South Korea winger got in on the act to effectively end the contest before half-time. Read More

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Yadier Molina, other catchers not stuck with ruling

Yadier Molina, other catchers not stuck with ruling

The Cubs did not ask umpire Quinn Wolcott to check the ball, didn't seem particularly surprised and assumed that Molina was simply using a sticky substance to get a better grip on the ball, given the blustery conditions. That brought home J.T. Realmuto, whose single in the 10th was his third hit of the game, including a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 2-all. He was strong and consistent and kept the Cubs in the ballgame. Read More

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Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry to return against Pistons

Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry to return against Pistons

I'm not looking at numbers, amount of time, just for him to get a feel and get his sea legs back, game condition back. Following Wednesday's win, the Raptors had Thursday off and now get set to play host to Miami on Friday night, Toronto's final home game of the regular season, before closing out the year with a Sunday matinee in NY against the Knicks and Wednesday night in Cleveland. Read More

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Boro strive for balance to stay afloat in Premier League

Boro strive for balance to stay afloat in Premier League

The hosts fought back though and goals by Lazar Markovic, Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez put them 3-1 ahead after 33 minutes, although Marten de Roon did pull a goal back for the visitors before half-time. Gibson failed to clear the danger and Hernandez teed up Niasse, who is on loan from Everton, to shoot home in the 27th minute. Hull now sit on 30 points having played 31 matches and captain Dawson is confident they can go on to retain their top-flight status. Read More

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