• Braves awaits Freeman's test tests; pitch struck his wrist
Braves awaits Freeman's test tests; pitch struck his wrist

Around the same time as Colabello's positive test, Kevin Pillar was in contention with Michael Saunders to begin the 2016 season as the Blue Jays' lead-off hitter. Despite never being close on the scoreboard, Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves was a tense one. "I think in the heat of the moment I knew I ha...

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  • Scotland boss Gregor Townsend eagerly awaits World Cup clash with hosts Japan
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend eagerly awaits World Cup clash with hosts Japan

The United States and Canada are favourites to get the two Americas places, while Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are traditionally the strongest teams in Oceania. "But England will be like us - just looking forward to getting here". This means that should Ireland top the group, they will likely face either New Zealand or South Africa .

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  • Mourinho: Top four rivals would rather be in Manchester United's position
Mourinho: Top four rivals would rather be in Manchester United's position

Wanyama has been a key member of Pochettino's team this season, helping the north London club secure a second consecutive Champions League place. "So, if we can win a third title, that would be magnificent". Mourinho, meanwhile, revealed that he has a good idea of the starting XI for the Europa League final, but admitted that he could change hi...

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  • Titles more important than top four to Manchester United, says Mourinho
Titles more important than top four to Manchester United, says Mourinho

Mourinho said trying to restore United to former glories, after three largely disappointing seasons following the retirement of Alex Ferguson, had involved significant unseen work behind the scenes. We never had one occasion to rest, not even to train properly, so it was not a choice. "It was so difficult, so hard for me this season, so if we man...

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  • Raikkonen, Verstappen blame Bottas for clash
Raikkonen, Verstappen blame Bottas for clash

But Raikkonen was also of the view that Bottas had triggered the chain reaction. "I got hit on the right rear corner, I think it was Bottas, and then obviously the vehicle jumped because of that and I went into Max". "The auto was behaving well - in qualifying I didn't put a very good lap together but apart from that we've been quite happy all we...

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  • Paul McShane sent off as Reading earn playoff draw at Fulham
Paul McShane sent off as Reading earn playoff draw at Fulham

Stam sent his team out to win their personal battles. Reading have arguably been one of the surprise packages in the Championship this season. It was hard to play their usual expansive game for long periods. The Republic of Ireland worldwide was sent off in their 1-1 draw with Fulham in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final ...

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  • Sharapova targeting return to the top
Sharapova targeting return to the top

When told by The Times that she had qualified for Wimbledon qualifying after earning enough ranking points to be within the cut on May 29, Sharapova replied: "Will I?" However the 2004 Wimbledon champion will have her sights on at least the semi-finals on the Rome clay, as that would guarantee a spot in the main SW19 draw.

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  • Arsenal FA cup hopes linked to top 4 finish?
Arsenal FA cup hopes linked to top 4 finish?

Arsenal now sit fifth, three points adrift of Manchester City in fourth and four behind third-placed Liverpool, although retain a game in hand on the Reds. Having previously taken two points from a possible 24 in away games against current top-half teams, victory was a welcome tonic. "We have 69 points and can get to 75, which would be four ...

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  • Rory McIlroy losing ground at Players' Championship
Rory McIlroy losing ground at Players' Championship

But the four-time major victor then bogeyed the fifth and although he did birdie the ninth for the third day running, he was unable to pick up further shots on the par-five 11th or short 12th, where his long-iron tee-shot bounded through the green.

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  • Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final
Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final

Ajax's young side were clearly rattled and at the start of the second half displayed none of the composure they had in the first. "The guys were great with the tension, had chances and scored with one", Bosz said in his post-match press conference.

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  • Game 35: Derek Jeter Day
Game 35: Derek Jeter Day

You know, you play here in NY for 20 years, you know I learned that time flies, memories fade, but family is forever, and I'll be eternally grateful to be a part of the Yankees' family. I've played baseball for 18 years, if you ever needed a big hit in a situation and especially in the postseason, those are hard at bats to come by and hard at bats ...

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  • Halep outlasts determined Mladenovic to retain Madrid title
Halep outlasts determined Mladenovic to retain Madrid title

An incredible drop shot from Mladenovic opened up two set points at 6-4 and she evened the match with a booming forehand down the line. The world No. She pressed Halep hard in a long first game, and the Romanian made a couple of nervy double faults to help her opponent grab an immediate break. However, Halep was improving all the time, and sh...

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  • Justice Karnan, Sentenced To Jail, 'Not Found' By Police Of 3 States
Justice Karnan, Sentenced To Jail, 'Not Found' By Police Of 3 States

The arrest of Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan of the Kolkata High Court marks the first time that a High Court judge has been jailed for contempt in India, BBC News reports. A police team from Kolkata arrived in Chennai to arrest Karnan but his location remained a mystery. Justice CS Karnan has been on a warpath with the Supreme Co...

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  • Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win
Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman, and former Red Sox , Travis Shaw joined Rob Bradford to discuss his current lot in life, along with his true feelings about how things transpired in 2016 with the Sox. Peralta worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor will be limi...

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  • Another Perfect APR Score For UConn Men; Huskies Well Above National Average
Another Perfect APR Score For UConn Men; Huskies Well Above National Average

Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as April. Baseball teams earned a 973 four-year rate (up from 970), and football teams earned a 962 (up from 959). The four teams not to break 970 were men's swimming (965), football (961) a...

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  • Pat Nevin tells Blues the best way to win the league
Pat Nevin tells Blues the best way to win the league

In the 0-3 loss at Stamford Bridge , Agnew saw some positives, especially on the part of the fans who came all the way, 347 kilometres, to cheer the team on what he described as a hard night at Stamford Bridge . I'm pleased for him. "We are close and in football nothing is done until it's done". "Everyone is devastated", he admitted. That r...

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  • Mills provides offensive boost in first playoff start
Mills provides offensive boost in first playoff start

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes he will not have to find out. The victor of Game 5 will win this series. "I was trying to keep them in front of me", Harden said . Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni spoke afterwards about the crushing overtime loss his Rockets suffered in the crucial Game 5 of their second round series.

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  • Pogba produces commanding performance against Celta Vigo
Pogba produces commanding performance against Celta Vigo

United were the superior side for much of the contest, with Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez keeping the La Liga side in the tie before halftime with a string of saves to deny Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard . The manager's credit column this season already contains the League Cup , with the Europa League possibly to come. Mour...

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  • Juventus 1 Torino 1: Last-gasp Higuain strike cancels out Ljajic stunner
Juventus 1 Torino 1: Last-gasp Higuain strike cancels out Ljajic stunner

Napoli , only one point behind in third place, will move into the league's second automatic Champions League qualifying spot with a win at home to Cagliari on Saturday. It was the Belgium international's 30th goal of the season. Juventus spurned a slew of chances with Leonardo Bonucci smashing into the stands from six yards out, following Med...

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  • Judge opens proceedings for Neymar's corruption trial
Judge opens proceedings for Neymar's corruption trial

They accuse Barcelona , Santos and the Neymar family of concealing the real transfer fee. Neymar's arrival from Brazil's Santos has been a huge success for the Spanish champions on the pitch but a judicial nightmare off it. However, Neymar could be banned from playing during a judicial sentence. In July 2016 a judge ruled that irregu...

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