• In his non-reaction, Buster Posey was right
In his non-reaction, Buster Posey was right

Wrath is everywhere. Hunter Strickland clearly held onto some particular wrath for three years in order to seek revenge on Harper for besting him in the playoffs, or something. "Now, all histrionics that happen afterward, again, I still, I've never been a Major League pitcher, so I don't know how all that deals when a guy maybe flips a bat or wha...

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  • Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco
Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco

The Portuguese global had a big hand in the French side's Ligue 1 title win and run to the Champions League semi-finals (Tottenham fans, in particular, will have harrowing memories of what he did to them) and despite the hefty transfer fee, this will likely just be the start of a massive overhaul at the Etihad this summer.

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  • Khaldoon Al Mubarak dismisses 'ridiculous' speculation over Aguero future
Khaldoon Al Mubarak dismisses 'ridiculous' speculation over Aguero future

Debate over Aguero's future at Manchester City intensified since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January. Guardiola was eliminated before the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time after Monaco edged a thrilling tie on away goals after a 6-6 draw.

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  • Barca set to name new coach
Barca set to name new coach

The La Liga giants are set to begin a new era after the Asturian boss made a decision to leave his position following three successful campaigns. The Spaniard lead Bilbao to seventh place in La Liga this season. Athletic thrashed Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate to win the 2015 Spanish Super Cup . Can Valverde revive Barca youth policy? D...

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  • UNC Baseball: Tar Heels earn No. 2 overall seed in NCAA Tournament
UNC Baseball: Tar Heels earn No. 2 overall seed in NCAA Tournament

As one of the top eight seeds in the tournament, Carolina would host games straight through to the College World Series at Boshamer Stadium if they can advance to the Super Regionals. They will also host a super regional against the victor of the Houston region should they advance. "I'm excited and I think our team is excited", junior outfielde...

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  • Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open
Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open

So far plenty of information, plenty of things to process. "It's hopefully something that can be long term". After becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four straight majors - he capped the achievement at Roland Garros 12 months ago to complete the career grand slam - Djokovic slumped badly by his standards.

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  • Alligator found in bottom of family's swimming pool
Alligator found in bottom of family's swimming pool

The sheriff's office says the female gator broke right through the screen. When deputies arrived, the alligator was relaxing in the bottom of the pool, WFTS reported.

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  • Toto Wolff enjoys idea of Mercedes as the underdogs
Toto Wolff enjoys idea of Mercedes as the underdogs

Vettel is doing better, by comparison, with three wins and three second places, and makes a plausible argument when he says Ferrari could have won every race this year had everything gone to plan. He walked away from his cockpit and was taken to the on-track medical centre for precautionary checks. "So we'll regroup, get the vehicle back to wh...

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  • French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court

Angelique Kerber became the first No. 1 ranked women's player in Open Era history to lose a French Open first-round match when she was pummeled 6-2, 6-2 by Ekatarina Makarova on Sunday. She said: "I thought it was 4-3". Williams, who won the year's first major in Australia, is on a break for the rest of the year, awaiting the birth of her first ...

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  • Reading equipped to handle playoff final pressure - Stam
Reading equipped to handle playoff final pressure - Stam

He said of his decisive contribution: "The heart rate was pretty high". I'd said a few times in the build up to this one that Reading had no real excuses not to win this game. After a stumbling Quaner squandered a Huddersfield chance, Jaap Stam introduced Garath McCleary in a bid to find a breakthrough, while Wagner lost captain Tommy Smi...

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  • Danny Ward saves penalty to help Huddersfield into Premier League
Danny Ward saves penalty to help Huddersfield into Premier League

Not that they will care too much about how they won, of course. After seeing his side reach the Premier League, with Holloway's QPR having been involved in their own fight to stave off the drop, Wagner was in the mood to celebrate. Huddersfield will hold a civic ceremony in the town on Tuesday. It was Christopher Schindler who slotted th...

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  • CAVS: Defending champs ready to prove their worth in these winne
CAVS: Defending champs ready to prove their worth in these winne

The 51-year-old coach took an indefinite leave of absence on April 23 as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent almost two years ago. You saw me in the fourth quarter of Game 2, I could not sit still in my chair, it was that much pain. I would say that I've gotten a little bit better.

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  • Vettel leads Ferrari party as Raikkonen chafes
Vettel leads Ferrari party as Raikkonen chafes

Vettel , the championship leader who has now won three out of six races and has a 25 point lead over Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton , said no instructions were issued. Raikkonen led for the first 35 laps of the race with Vettel following close behind, the lead vehicle generally gets preference on stops and the former was called in first for his ...

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  • Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics
Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 42 points as they take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Ironically, when he returned for most of the second half, he wasn't whistled for any fouls. Without him, the Celtics went down predictably with a season-ending 135-102 Game 5 loss to Cleveland . Eight C's scored at least three points, led by 13 apiece fro...

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  • Nadal, Djokovic cruise in French Open
Nadal, Djokovic cruise in French Open

Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. In results from Day 2 of the French Open at Rolamd Garros, there were safe wins for all the big guns. Djokovic was not at his very best throughout his 2017 French Open debut, but he still had more than enough in his arsenal to get the job done without much t...

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  • Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials
Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

Second-placed Emirates Team New Zealand are well-placed after beating Sweden in a dramatic second race on Monday while France went on to lose to Japan in race three to throw the battle wide open. Skipper Ainslie got the better of Franck Cammas's Team France at the start but - in a carbon copy of the defeats to the U.S. and New Zealand - quickly let...

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  • Ohio State falls in Lacrosse championships
Ohio State falls in Lacrosse championships

Maryland's women's team won the national title on Sunday. The Terrapins have made the title game 14 times overall in their history and lost nine consecutive championships games before finally breaking through against the Buckeyes. "They've created a new standard both on the field and off, an expectation, and helped really define what we refer to as...

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  • Auto goes airborne at Indy 500
Auto goes airborne at Indy 500

Scott Dixon was taken to the infield care center where he was checked, cleared and released but was walking with a limp, so he returned to get a walking boot fitted. The New Zealander is a 15-yer IndyCar veteran and has managed to win in Indianapolis nine years ago, but throughout his career, he's never been involved in a crash as spectacular as...

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  • Tearful Kvitova returns, Kerber in historic loss
Tearful Kvitova returns, Kerber in historic loss

Leading 5-2 into her service, Makarova sealed the victory with a powerful forehand to deny Kerber's quest for the Suzanne Lenglen trophy. Before the Australian Open in January, Schiavone (pronounced skee-ah-VOH-nay) announced that she would retire this year.

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  • James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader
James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader

The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. Obviously, there's a bit more to it than that. "But I thought we did a good job of making some adjustments in the end of the second quarter and the third quarter and the second half [in Game 4] that really helped us out".

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  • LeBron heaps praise on Cavs teammate
LeBron heaps praise on Cavs teammate

The Celtics used their third different starting lineup in four games against Cleveland. "I'm proud of our group. We still have to keep growing as a group and getting better". What was the true benefit to the team's defense without having to hide Thomas? But he didn't make it out of the night without at least one sequence that brought to mind Sun...

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  • Back on court after knife attack, Kvitova wins in Paris
Back on court after knife attack, Kvitova wins in Paris

Makarova - who had won four of her previous 11 encounters with Kerber - was making her first singles appearance on the Philippe Chatrier centre court. If you don't like long lines that move nowhere for what seems like an eternity, then we recommend you get to the French Open early - and by early we mean before the early bird catches the worm.

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  • Real clinch 33rd La Liga title
Real clinch 33rd La Liga title

Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed critics in the media after guiding his team, Real Madrid , to the La Liga title for the first time in 5 years, stating that he has been painted as a "delinquent" even though he is far from that. "It has been very special, and although the merit belongs to everyone, it is mostly the players". "The 24 players, they...

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  • LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'
LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'

They were supposed to play the Golden State Warriors there, and they will, deciding the National Basketball Association league title for a third consecutive year. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams, Kyle Korver, Andrew Bogut (for one minute), Channing Frye and Derrick Williams in the past few seasons. "I went when I was 23 years old, and it fel...

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  • Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 6/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 6/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. In addition to leading all scorers he had eight assists and eight rebounds. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevai...

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  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Despite almost everyone predicting a Chelsea win Arsenal started the match brilliantly and were deserved winners thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey . Only a minute later, a sublime pass from Alexis Sanchez found Mesut Ozil who chipped Chelsea's Courtois but Gary Cahill was there to clear the ball off the line and keep h...

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  • Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

Obstacles different even than the Warriors , who await the victor of the Eastern Conference Final. This year should offer a rubber match with both teams operating at full strength and, if Cleveland wins Thursday night, entering the Finals with a staggering combined record in these playoffs of 24-1, showing just how far ahead of the rest of the...

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  • Stanley Cup Final features US coaches for first time
Stanley Cup Final features US coaches for first time

The two are described by teammates as understated leaders who drive the group mostly by example. Which player could sing the National Anthem? "I knew I was playing with Sidney and Geno, I'd never had centers like that in my life". For the first time , two American coaches will face off in the final as the Nashville Predators' Peter Laviolet...

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  • How Long Will David Price Last In 2017 Red Sox Debut?
How Long Will David Price Last In 2017 Red Sox Debut?

But Price wasn't expected to be in tip-top form, and he did a decent job overall. "We'll take care of that when the time comes". The lefty's five-inning performance against the White Sox came nearly exactly three months after he first felt elbow soreness during spring training.

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  • Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer
Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer

Michael Ballack presented Hazard with the award. Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on Hazard's comments via social media, and they were understandably ecstatic that he looks set to be at the Bridge next season. "When I'll get back from the national team, we will have time to talk and see what is possible". "The Champions League ...

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