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Author: 0 The Players Championship gets its youngest champion

England's Ian Poulter was tied for the lead at one point but finished three shots behind after shooting a 71 in the final round. Si Woo Kim started his round on Sunday in solo fourth at 7-under, two shots behind Stanley and J.B. But despite a blustery wind making scoring hard, that wasn't enough to maintain his superb record in 2017, which includes three consecutive wins and two runner-up finishes.

Sports Motorbike brings down Giro GC favourites at the foot of Blockhaus climb
Author: 0 Motorbike brings down Giro GC favourites at the foot of Blockhaus climb

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is the rider to beat at the 100th Giro d'Italia after the Colombian climbed into the race lead with a solo victory on the eve of the second rest day. BRITISH cycling star Geraint Thomas and his Team Sky team-mates were horrendously taken out a police motorbike in the Giro d'Italia. Quintana leads second-placed Pinot of France by 28 seconds in the overall standings and third-placed Dumoulin of The Netherlands by 30 seconds.

Author: 0 Celtics were robbed of 1.8 seconds on last play of Game 6

It led to some bad blood between the two teams, with Isaiah Thomas referring to the stunt as "cute" and telling reporters, "It's not like it's a Game 7". "I wanted the city to know that we love them for all the support they give us". "Hopefully we will play better than we played the last game there", referring to the Celts' 123-101 waxing of Washington on Wednesday.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 400 goals for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 400 goals for Real Madrid

Barcelona beat Las Palmas 4-1 thanks to a Neymar hat-trick but Real Madrid remain favorites to win the Primera Division after beating Sevilla 4-1. The Portugal star's strike helped Real establish a 2-0 half-time lead over Sevilla after Nacho Fernandez had given Zinedine Zidane's side a 10th-minute lead with a controversial quickly-taken free-kick.

Sports IndyCar teams turn attention to preparing for Indy 500
Author: 0 IndyCar teams turn attention to preparing for Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished in a season-high 3rd place, and Simon Pagenaud notched his fifth straight top 5 finish of the season in 4th. Will Power, of Australia, makes his way through a turn during practice for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis , May 12, 2017.

Sports Steve Kerr will be at Oracle Arena for Spurs-Warriors Game 1
Author: 0 Steve Kerr will be at Oracle Arena for Spurs-Warriors Game 1

It is also worth noting that the ailing Kerr was present at a coaches' meeting on Friday as well. Kerr, 51, has not been on the bench since Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 19 because of recurring issues resulting from back surgery two years ago.

Author: 0 Seeking ring, Raptors' Lowry to try free agency

The Cavaliers' current air of invincibility isn't just the result of them getting to this point again, but an effect of how easily they've done it - two sweeps stemming from LeBron playing out of his mind, deadly 3-point shooting and much-improved defence.

Sports Andy Murray sent packing from Madrid Open, Novak Djokovic eases into quarters
Author: 0 Andy Murray sent packing from Madrid Open, Novak Djokovic eases into quarters

Djokovic enjoyed a walkover courtesy of a Kei Nishikori injury in the quarter-finals, while Nadal moved past a spirited David Goffin with a fine display in the last-eight . By then, the left-hander with the smooth service motion had won 12 of 13 points played on his serve in the second set. Nishikori held a press coference 15 minutes before he was due to face Novak Djokovic citing continued inflammation in the wrist and that he did not want to push it too hard ahead of Rome and Roland ...

Author: 0 Pochettino praises Spurs players for 'complete performance'

Arsenal can not now catch Spurs, who moved 17 points ahead of them, and their top four hopes suffered a major setback. Manchester United scores the highest unbeaten streak in one single premier league season of the team's history: 25 games, 13 wins, 12 draws.

Sports Hamilton takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Vettel
Author: 0 Hamilton takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

Alonso finished 1.9 seconds slower than pole victor Lewis Hamilton, but he defied expectations by beating out all the other teams that can't compete with Hamilton's Mercedes and challengers Ferrari and Red Bull. There were high-fives in the McLaren garage, which included Mansour Ojjeh, a 25 per cent stakeholder in McLaren, as Alonso delivered another reminder of his incredible ability.

Sports Dustin Poirier To Appeal No Contest Against Eddie Alvarez
Author: 0 Dustin Poirier To Appeal No Contest Against Eddie Alvarez

Poirier lands a few kicks that are the best blows of the early going. However, as is often the case in such heated moments, some time to reflect can change one's perspective on an incident and now, less than 24 hours after the fight, Ariel Helwani has reported that Poirier's team will in fact appeal against Herb Dean's ruling.

Author: 0 Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown

Alvarez had a 228-71 edge in punches landed against Chavez, and an 83-15 advantage in jabs landed, according to CompuBox . Canelo Alvarez technically didn't predict he'll knock out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr ., but the Mexican superstar all but said that's what will happen when they fight tonight.

Sports Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals - 5/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals - 5/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

And we all know how the Caps handle pressure. They dominated territorially and tested Fleury but couldn't crack him as the teams went through another first period without a goal. Washington had 19 shots at that point. "We don't need to elaborate". They can not continue to spend so much time in their own zone, game after game, and expect to survive and advance.

Sports Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1
Author: 0 Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1

Senators goalie Craig Anderson is two wins shy of matching Patrick Lalime's franchise record for career playoff wins after picking up his 19th. "A lot of people were doubting us and nearly made us start doubting ourselves, just because they were Stanley Cup champions a year ago and they have a lot of high-end skill".

Sports Hamilton beats Vettel to Spanish GP win
Author: 0 Hamilton beats Vettel to Spanish GP win

Hamilton was anxious his aging soft tyres would cause him issues in the final few laps, but as he crossed the line he held a 3.5s lead over Vettel in second and had successfully cut the gap to just six points in the championship. Hamilton surged past the German around the outside of turn one, to which Vettel replied: "No chance, no chance". But Hamilton will know better than anyone, that if he fails to convert his pole position to staying out front after the first few corners, then he could ...

Author: 0 Premier League Preview: West Ham vs

The Hammers' home form has gone from the seventh best in the Premier League last season to the fifth worst since their move from the Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium in the summer. We've got to just get our heads around what's happened [against West Ham], take a couple of days", Davies said. "If you come second, then yes you've improved, but you need to show in a moment when you need to show", he told reporters after the match.

Sports Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround
Author: 0 Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

The Raptors started Cory Joseph in place of Lowry, who injured his left ankle in Game 2 . "Kyle is our driving force, our point guard, our leader". Toronto lost Powell to a left ankle injury midway through the first quarter. Toronto would go a dismal 2-of-18 from distance on the night. James scored 10 in the second but DeRozan had 13 for Toronto, which led 52-49 at halftime despite going 0 for 9 from 3.

Sports Yankees place Aroldis Champman on 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation
Author: 0 Yankees place Aroldis Champman on 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation

FILE - In this Thursday, April 13, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York . Chapman is now 0-1 with seven saves and a 3.55 ERA in 14 games. No pain, nothing. I don't know if it is a colder night, windy, I am not really sure.

Sports 3 keys to victory in Game 7 over Boston — Washington Wizards
Author: 0 3 keys to victory in Game 7 over Boston — Washington Wizards

Washington won the game 92-91 in what was mainly a defensive battle and offensive struggle for both teams. Game 7 is at Boston on Monday night. "One more dribble. For those who have watched him either close up or from afar of the years, it was a vivid reminder of a player who continues to get better. So you have to take your hat off to that.

Sports Swansea close in on Premier League survival by beating Sunderland
Author: 0 Swansea close in on Premier League survival by beating Sunderland

But even the Tunisia winger found it hard to exert any influence before Swansea extended their lead in first-half stoppage time. But with seconds remaining before the interval it was game over, with Naughton rifling the ball through the legs of Javier Manquillo and into the top corner after the defender failed to stick or twist.

Author: 0 Warriors rally for win after Spurs lose Kawhi Leonard

Leonard, playing for the first time since missing game six of the NBA Western Conference semi-finals with a sprained left ankle, rolled the ankle twice in a span of 10 minutes after helping the Spurs build a 20-point lead. - Covers Expert Marc Lawrence. However, Tony Parker is out for the season with a torn quadriceps tendon for the Spurs . Warriors - SF Kevon Looney (Out Indefinitely, hip).

Sports Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers

He left practice early after consulting his coach Dante Bottini. "I just want to go there and (play) my game, because if I do, I have a big chance to win", Halep said. Djokovic won in Doha to start the year but failed to make it past the quarterfinals in the following four tournaments he played since then. The world No.29 mixed his game up more in the second set and took it from a shell-shocked Nadal to force a decider.

Sports Rafael Nadal Makes It to Madrid Open Final After Beating Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Makes It to Madrid Open Final After Beating Novak Djokovic

Djokovic is now in Nadal's sights in the ATP rankings, this win putting him in sight of the world number two - who he beat in Saturday's semi-final. I lost a lot of times in a row. In this season, athletes have met, in the final tournament in Barcelona, Nadal won 6: 4,6: 1. "Rafa was obviously a better player today", said Djokovic.

Author: 0 Pochettino points to Chelsea spending as key to title win

The English Premier League (EPL) announced on its website that Son beat out his teammates Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke to win the accolade, which was based on votes from a panel of experts, EPL captains and fans.