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Pittsburgh Steelers Leader & NFL Icon Dan Rooney Dies At Age 84

Game 2 will also take place Friday night in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Area. "He was committed, humble, hard-working, loyal and never forgot where he came from". "On behalf of every Pennsylvanian, Frances and I express our deepest condolences to the Rooney family, Dan's friends and colleagues, and every member of Steeler Nation, and we encourage Pennsylvanians statewide to join us in this tribute"... [Full Article...]

Toothless Bayern held to 0-0 draw by 10-man Leverkusen

Toothless Bayern held to 0-0 draw by 10-man Leverkusen David Alaba and Arturo Vidal had efforts cleared off the line, Kingsley Coman had a shot saved and Philipp Lahm missed from close range late on. "The positive thing is that we have made a lot of chances, but we unfortunately haven't been able to take them", said the Austria worldwide. The reigning champions, who are closing in on a fifth successive domestic title, dominated the match but w... [Full Article...]

Even Rockets' Mike D'Antoni compelled by Harden-Westbrook matchup

But he's willing to open up, ever so slightly, about Houston's James Harden . "I think Russell is the catalyst", Rockets guard Lou Williams said. The Rockets offense is a behemoth to overcome, and this is where they will have a significant edge on the Thunder. [Full Article...]

Tottenham have learned last season's lessons, says boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have learned last season's lessons, says boss Mauricio Pochettino Spurs were never forced out of second gear at White Hart Lane but looked convincing nonetheless, goals from Mousa Dembele , Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen sealing a 4-0 win. In another milestone, Spurs have now won 12 consecutive home games in the top flight within the same season for the first time in their history. It was Sunderland's first goal in 11 hours and 41 minutes b... [Full Article...]

Chelsea, not Arsenal, in Pochettino's sights

But winger Erik Lamela and young midfielder Harry Winks remain sidelined with hip and ankle injuries respectively. " Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes his side have to be "very aggressive" if they are going to get another positive result at White Hart Lane ". [Full Article...]

Ian Wright blasts Arsenal stars after Palace loss: 'At least I tried!'

The Eagles won at Chelsea a little over a week ago and manager Sam Allardyce reckons they are now closing in on safety. "For me it's wonderful", said the Serb after Monday's 3-0 win over Arsenal . "We managed to be strong defensively and to find some opportunities and to score". However, frustrating the Gunners and hitting them on the break to expose their isolated centre-backs has been a tac... [Full Article...]

Jon Jones takes jab at rival Daniel Cormier over UFC weigh-in controversy

Jon Jones takes jab at rival Daniel Cormier over UFC weigh-in controversy Jimi Manuwa and Daniel Cormier began feuding on Twitter following the former tagging the latter in a photo post with Dana White. Dana would be sending a lamb to slaughter. The appeal, at minimum, requests Cormier be suspended, pay 20-percent of his fight purse to Johnson, and be stripped of the UFC light heavyweight championship for failing to make weight. [Full Article...]

Dele Alli plays down Player of the Year omission

Dele Alli plays down Player of the Year omission England's dismal record in major tournaments has been blamed on the Premier League's reluctance to trust young English players but Pochettino said that there was a similar mentality in Spain - victor of three of the last four tournaments - when he arrived at Espanyol as a player in 1994. [Full Article...]

Wenger won't break Arsenal wage structure for Alexis

The Frenchman has been offered a new two-year deal, although he is yet to announce whether he will continue.Five defeats in their past 10 Premier League games have prompted some Arsenal fans to call for Wenger to leave the club. But his contract situation is becoming a big distraction, and Gooners are starting to fret that they could lose their best player unless the club's hierarchy meets his w... [Full Article...]

Pogba and United seeking revenge over Chelsea

Pogba and United seeking revenge over Chelsea They're in great form at home. "In the second leg we were winning 2-0 after 20 minutes and then we lost 3-2", Conte said. "Let's see, I think we are doing very well and working very hard, we will do our best to win it". In February this year, Manchester United was defeated by Chelsea 1-0 in the Football Association Cup. But what you hear in the newspapers is minor compared to what happens in t... [Full Article...]

Thierry Henry delivers verdict on Poch masterclass after Tottenham win v Bournemouth

Kane scored in the 48th minute, beating Simon Francis with a neat turn before crashing a low shot past Artur Boruc. Kane, who was making his first start in nearly five weeks after recovering from an ankle injury, scored one and set up another as further strikes Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen helped seal a comfortable victory. [Full Article...]

Juan Mata set to miss rest of season after groin surgery

Manchester United's future looks promising but Michael Carrick is only interested in the here and now, with the veteran midfielder as focused on a top-four finish as Europa League glory. "We don't train. We recover from matches". "People are saying about the Europa League maybe being the best chance for us but you can not look at it like that. [Full Article...]

Walcott: 'Hard work starts now after letting Arsenal fans down'

Cowards, ducking out of challenges?! "Now it's time for him to go", Hartson said, saying Arsenal's showing against Palace was "inept - there was a lack of leadership, a lack of togetherness". They need change but they will feel it's risky. "I don't want to speak about me tonight". I'm not in the mood. "We're very disappointed in that dressing room, like the fans are as well because we've l... [Full Article...]

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he can't talk about move

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he can't talk about move The Atletico Madrid forward, who scored his side's equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 Madrid derby draw at the Bernabeu, is a long-term transfer target for United and several other elite European clubs. 'I continue to work hard, to enjoy my football and I am happy on the pitch as you saw today'. "We'll see", Ramos said in Marca . "He is a great player and has been showing that through these years"... [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer: Ex-Patriot Is 'Not A Killer'

But I always thought the first case was a winnable case". The former National Football League player pleaded not guilty in the MA trial. As lawyer Jose Baez, fresh from winning an acquittal of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case, now hopes to overturn Hernandez's prior murder conviction, with the goal of ultimately making Hernandez a free man. [Full Article...]

No verdict on Day 2 of Hernandez deliberations

No verdict on Day 2 of Hernandez deliberations Judge Jeffrey Locke said the found the claim "astounding" after Sullivan Jr. made his arguments during the jury's second day of deliberations. Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens as Judge Jeffrey Locke addresses the jury's question during his double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Boston. [Full Article...]

Montgomery earns Yanks' 5th starter job, to debut Wednesday

Pineda, who gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss against Alex Cobb at Tampa Bay last week, started 15 of his first 18 batters with strikes and didn't fall behind 2-0 in a count until the sixth. Montgomery became the 49th player in SC history to make it to the Majors. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless inning, Tommy Layne gave up a run on two hits in his inning of work, Jonathan Hold... [Full Article...]

Bottas beats Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP

Bottas beats Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP Hamilton's championship rival Sebastian Vettel lines up in third with the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo fourth on the grid. Hamilton appeared set to claim his seventh pole on the spin, and 64th of his career, before Bottas - the man who has replaced champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes this season - edged out his team-mate with the final throw of the dice. [Full Article...]

Tottenham 'fought against everyone' last season, says Mauricio Pochettino

Saturday April 15, 2017. Now Tottenham occupies the role of the underdog, sitting four points behind Chelsea after swatting aside Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday. Manchester City kept pace to move into third place and remain seven points behind Spurs with a 3-0 win over Southampton. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being g... [Full Article...]

Dortmund bus attack suspect 'led ISIS unit'

Dortmund bus attack suspect 'led ISIS unit' Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said after the loss that he felt European soccer's governing body, UEFA, had not taken the attack seriously enough as it swiftly rescheduled the match. German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for a bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement. [Full Article...]


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