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Eden Hazard: Chelsea are `nearly there´ in Premier League title race

Their 2-2 draw at Arsenal on Sunday, when they twice surrendered the lead and failed to take advantage of Chelsea's surprise home defeat by Crystal Palace, le...


Howard, Braves ink minor league deal

Although struggling as of late, which ultimately forced the Phillies in a younger direction, Howard now owns a career.258 batting average with 383 home runs, 1,...


North Carolina postgame notes, numbers

Of course Laettner handed Kentucky the same fate 25 years ago when he swished the most iconic shot in the history of college hoops - a game-winner in overtime...


Johnson No. 1 and headed upward

Golf.com cited an unnamed source two years later as saying Johnson had been suspended for a positive cocaine test. "When I go away from technical and toward fee...


After takeover bid, Unilever announces major restructuring

Unilever is to offload some of its best known brands, including Flora and Stork, as it revamps the business after batting off a 143 billion USA dollar (£115 bi...


Eagles on the up, says rejuvenated Benteke

Chelsea have a tough-looking home fixture against Manchester City on the same night, and Clement believes his former club will be wary of a Spurs side who have...


Shaw to fight it out in Manchester

Mourinho admitted he was not happy with Mkhitaryan's level of performance, saying: 'I'm not happy with his performance in the last match'. "It's easy to see i...


Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament

For that brief second-half span, the Bulldogs looked, maybe, a little overrated. As the buzzer sounded on the 77-73 victory over SC on Saturday night, the Bul...


Carmelo Anthony: Chips will be on table in chat with Phil Jackson

The Orange went 30-5 that season, the third-best record in the NCAA, and Anthony was drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets in a star-studded draft class. ...


IPL 2017: Captain Smith leads from the front for Pune

He and Smith had put on 58 for the second wicket, and once he was out, Smith took over proceedings. He was out for 60 off 34, to a diving catch by Nitish Rana a...


Emotional start to Masters with Nicklaus, Player

ESPN's telecast begins at 2 p.m. CDT. Below is a look at Thursday's TV schedule , how to live stream the first round, the full list of tee times and the live...


Kyle Lowry returns, Raptors beat Pistons 105-102

Translation: for Detroit to get in, not only does it have to win out - beginning Friday at Houston (8 p.m., FSD) - but it needs Chicago, Miami and in to lose al...


Celtic seals 6th Scottish title in row with 8 games to spare

With the new-look Rangers , after years in the wilderness, struggling, there are no big rivals left for Celtic in their home country. Rodgers has led Celt...


Hazard not affected by Real Madrid links

Eden is one of the best players in the world", Courtois added. "We are both very happy to be here". Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has dismissed claims tha...


Mickelson off to hot start at Augusta National

Johnson was on the practice range prior to the start of his round Thursday, but he walked off the first tee box before hitting a shot and returned to the club...


Hip injury rules Cook out of Essex opener

Although his injury is not expected to be serious, Cook will continue to be monitored by the Essex medical staff. I'm 32 years old but hopefully I can carry on ...


John Cena Proposes to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 (Photos, Video)

If you gave me an honest answer, you wouldn't remember what you said. It's an unforgettable thing for both of them, especially if Bella's neck injury keeps he...


FA pursues 'disrespectful' England fans after Germany game

With the big European leagues taking a break, punters should take a look at the action in England's League One. He said: "Joe will captain the side". Edgara...


ISIS Slaughters 33 Young Men in Syria With 'Sharp Tools'

In a morning execution in the eastern Syrian countryside, the group killed dozens between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, reported the United Kingdom -based ...


Fowler weighs in on Thompson controversy

Thompson was two shots clear on 17 under having just bogeyed the 12th hole when she got the news from tournament officials that she was being punished for incor...


Curry scores 42, Warriors clinch West, NBA's top record

Tyler Ulis led the team with a career-best game of 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists while Devin Booker added 27 points with nine assists of his own. ...


Liverpool gets ban from signing youth players

The Premier League's punishment was announced on Wednesday evening after an incident last September, the Reds fined £100,000 fine in addition to the ban. The ...


Johnson Takes Fall, Hurts Back On Eve Of Masters

Doctors have advised Johnson to remain stable and start taking anti-inflammatory medication. The day will start with a ceremony by honoring the late Arnold Pa...


Dustin Johnson injures back ahead of the Masters

David Winkle of Hambric Sports says in an email that Johnson fell on the stairs of his rental home in Augusta on Wednesday. Winkle said Johnson was resting "q...


McIlroy leaving nothing to chance in 3rd bid for Grand Slam

Dustin Johnson's manager says the world's No. 1 player has taken a serious fall on a staircase on the eve of the Masters. "Obviously being back anywhere and ...


Ratings boost: NCAA title game viewership up 30 per cent

Phillip). Click through the slideshow to see what the Tar Heels wore to win the 2017 men's college basketball title. Then, of course, when two sprained ankles...


Fournette weighs 228 pounds at pro day, down 12 from combine

Adams performed well in front of the likes of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey, Jets head coach T...


Dustin Johnson withdraws from Houston Open

He was leading after every hole he played until the 12th hole of his quarterfinal match against Alex Noren. Johnson rolled in a four-footer for a par to halve ...


Wenger confident Arsenal can still claim top-four finish

Nobody asked me who is captain. Wenger, who is out of contract this summer, continued to remain coy over his future, telling journalists: "Don't worry, you wi...


Federer beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in Miami Open final

The slider serve out wide was the key stroke today. Federer feels right at home at Key Biscayne, and so does Caroline Wozniacki - with good reason, since she ...


Liverpool concedes late to draw 2-2 against Bournemouth

When asked about the possibility that Mane won't play again this season, Klopp added: "Unfortunately that is possible but why should I say it now when I don't k...


Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

The Chicago Cubs' first game as a World Series champion was a loss. But he signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Cardinals in the offseason, and t...


Palace revival ends with 3-1 loss at Southampton

Mary's Stadium, and Allardyce is hoping his team can come away with a more positive result on Wednesday. After scoring a stunning goal on global duty during...


Former Dodger Pedro Guerrero hospitalized after stroke

Former Dodgers heavy-hitter Pedro Guerrero is fighting for his life at Manhattan's Lenox Hill hospital. "He's recovering. The doctor said he can improve". In 19...


Hernandez-inspired Hull eye safety after thumping 'Boro

Swansea conceded three late goals to lose 3-1 to Tottenham on Wednesday. Hull have won four of their five Premier League home games under Marco Silva - twic...


Klay Thompson lights it up from the field in Warriors' victory

I typically hate Super Teams, but the Warriors are so much fun to watch my disdain goes right out the window. As a team, the Suns shot 42 percent from the fie...


SC basketball coach's championship journey started in 1999

Here are a few: "Shoeless" Joe Jackson: World Series champ, third-highest career batting average Sylvia Hatchell: Former Francis Marion coach, National cham...


Dustin Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters

Then, calamity. He's down to sixth in the world rankings, which is hardly a precipitous drop, but it's a sharp turn from the anointing that seemed inevitable wh...


Cavs' Tristan Thompson to undergo MRI on injured thumb

Thompson is averaging 9.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season. The team, in general, played mediocre basketball. It was the kind of passing and shootin...


South Carolina wins 1st national title, beats Miss St 67-55

But that's as close as the Bulldogs could get. He isn't happy the Bulldogs will have to face SC - again. Vivians would finally end the run, hitting a jumper wit...


Opening arguments set in trial of barracks ambush suspect

A defense lawyer says a man charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania trooper clearly invoked his right to remain silent before going on to incrimina...


Arizona sheriff to shut down famed Tent City jails complex

I hope he didn't say that, " Arpaio told KSAZ. Penzone appointed the committee in January to determine what to do with Tent City. "This facility is not a crim...


Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur, kick-off 7.45pm

Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are all still unavailable, but Kyle Walker should return after being rested in the last league game. Tottenham manager ...


Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

Triple-doubles have exploded in frequency in recent years. This time, the words seemed to flow without much of a blockade. "Then we can re-open the discussion...


Host of questions remain after NHL decides to skip Olympics

So, I don't know, somebody (is) going to tell me, 'Don't go.' I don't care, I just go". Women's hockey was introduced to the Olympic program in 1998, the same y...


Conte: Moses Doubtful For Chelsea Vs Man City Clash

I think the way we played we can do better but after a defeat it's good to come back here and win three points. "But, I repeat, in this season, us and Tottenh...


Cowboys' Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS

He wasn't pressed about the Jones' delay. Tony Romo is set to retire from football and going into broadcasting, according to a report. However, Romo and t...


Jermain Defoe hoping veganism and cryotherapy can boost World Cup chances

Fast forward to Sunday and it was no wonder Defoe wore a smile as wide as the famous Wembley arch when he marked his first England appearance since 2013 wit...


Goldberg Says Goodbye To The WWE Universe For Now

I think they're proud, man. "It's opened fans" eyes and parents' minds and lets the kids know they're gonna be equal once they get here and pursue their dreams"...


Man City's Gabriel Jesus returns to training following broken foot

With Tottenham storming back to win 3-1 at Swansea in a game that finished slightly earlier, Chelsea's victory maintained its seven-point lead over the north ...