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Ex-Senate Staffer: Hall of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning Dies at 85

Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser , who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. The six-foot, three-inch Bunning was a strong, right-handed pitcher who scored more than 100 wins and a no-hitter in each of the two major leagues where he played over the course of 15 years in Major League Baseball beginning in 1955. [Full Article...]

Who Should be the Starting Goalie in Game 4?

Who Should be the Starting Goalie in Game 4? Sullivan doesnt plan on naming a starter until after his teams skate on Friday morning. "That's a decision we made", Sullivan said Friday afternoon at the team's downtown hotel. “They understand it. They understand whats at stake.”. The Pittsburgh Penguins look for back-to-back playoff wins for the first time since game one and two against the Washington Capitals . [Full Article...]

Top star will join Reds - Gerrard

Top star will join Reds - Gerrard Securing Champions League football has been tipped as a crucial factor in attracting top players in the summer transfer window and now is the time to see just how accurate that stance was. "Now we have to seize the moment", the ex-midfielder stated. "We thought it was going to be a six-horse race (for the title) this year and it wasn't, so you just never know how it's going to turn out". [Full Article...]

Conte wants to stay for 'many years' at Chelsea

But the Gunners missed out on the top four and have a host of injury concerns ahead of the Wembley clash. Only two things can deny Chelsea and Conte the Double on Saturday, complacency and Alexis Sanchez . "There are not many players in this team who have already won it". Everything. I hope to have the same opportunities. Speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT, Webb - who scored the... [Full Article...]

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reflects on 'hardest season' in management

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reflects on 'hardest season' in management United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Tim Fosu-Mensah for the Europa League final through injury, while Eric Bailly is suspended following his moment of madness yesterday morning. United finished second to Fenerbahce after winning in Ukraine against Zorya in the final group match, but St Etienne in the round of 32 was relatively straightforward. [Full Article...]

Nadal defeats Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Masters crown

After losing his first three finals of the season - in Melbourne, Acapulco and Miami - Nadal has now won Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Madrid within the last four weeks. After that I went for it.”. Djokovic had gone on to win a first emotional but exhausting French Open , and the effort of doing so, and of maintaining his No1 ranking for over two years, took its toll. [Full Article...]

Eden Hazard: I am ready to become a leader at Chelsea

Chelsea , and Hazard, have been rejuvenated under Conte, but the Belgian is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order. The Italian tactician has masterminded the Blues' resurgence this season, taking them from a disappointing mid-table finish last term to Premier League champions. [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button struggle for pace in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button struggle for pace in Monaco Despite setting the fastest time of the day by almost 0.5s to nearest rival Daniel Ricciardo , Vettel reckons Ferrari still has time to find in qualifying and the race. I'm sure there's a reason and they'll be back on Saturday. Vettel echoed Raikkonen's confidence on Ferrari's race pace but believed there was a lot to do between now and final practice and qualifying on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Stan Wawrinka, Mischa Zverev advance to Geneva Open final

Stan Wawrinka, Mischa Zverev advance to Geneva Open final Earlier, Zverev wasted two match-point chances on Nishikori's serve before breezing through his next service game to clinch with a backhand volley victor. The Canadian took third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych to two tie-breaks but lost both to go out 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/2). Top-seeded Murray trained on Thursday, ahead of the main draw for the French Open later on Friday, and is also set to attend ... [Full Article...]

Monaco Grand Prix: Button given 15-place grid penalty

Monaco Grand Prix: Button given 15-place grid penalty It's been interesting. You know, most of the stuff is the same, but there are a few things to learn. "We are not in the same position as past year, let's say that", he said. Then you feel really uncomfortable because you think, maybe I am too close to the barriers. "It fits well, it fits like a glove the auto". "To be fair, I've been busier than ever because I've been training really hard ... [Full Article...]

Defending champion Kiki Bertens reaches Nuremberg Cup final

Defending champion Kiki Bertens reaches Nuremberg Cup final Top seed and defending champion Kiki Bertens moved into the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after Japan's Misaki Doi retired with an abdominal injury early in the second set. Laura Siegemund , Eugenie Bouchard , and Alexandra Cadantu also withdrew with injuries from the French Open warmup. The Dutch player has a 12-1 all-time win-loss record in Nuremberg. [Full Article...]

UFC Announces Signing of Former Glory Champion Gokhan Saki

UFC Announces Signing of Former Glory Champion Gokhan Saki His lone outing in the sport occurred at a regional show in Liverpool nearly 13 years ago and ended in a TKO defeat to British veteran James "The Messenger" Zikic (12-4-2 at the time, 21-10-2 following his last fight in April of 2015). After weeks of rumors and reports that the Dutch-Turkish striker would be making the jump to the UFC, the news has now been confirmed by both the UFC and Saki himse... [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors Dominate Game Two of Western Conference Finals

Golden State Warriors Dominate Game Two of Western Conference Finals Popovich started him in Game 4 because of this, and he received the enormous ovation that he deserved. Steph Curry top-scored for the Warriors with 36 points. However, Popovich still could have started another player off the bench to preserve routine. The emotional outpouring led Ginobili to make a startling revelation to friend and teammate Patty Mills as they sat on the bench. [Full Article...]

Lady Bears lose game 1 in Arizona 3-2

Lady Bears lose game 1 in Arizona 3-2 UA (52-7) needs one more victory to earn its first trip to the Women's College World Series since 2010. The best-of-three series will continue Saturday at 6 p.m.; a third game, if necessary, will start at 4 p.m. Katiyana Mauga , who went 3-3 with a walk, later homered. Harper, a freshman, followed with her first postseason hit to win the game. Moore expects the Lady Bears to bounce back Saturday. [Full Article...]

Conte wants to stay 'many years' at Chelsea

A victory for Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final would make Arsene Wenger the most successful manager in the history of the competition. "For sure, after that defeat, it was very hard not to see me angry". The fact that club captain Per Mertesacker is in line to make his first start in over a year after a knee injury may be some good news, but the fact that he's had so little game tim... [Full Article...]

Al Horford Says Cavaliers Are East's Team to Beat, Celtics Must Grow

Al Horford Says Cavaliers Are East's Team to Beat, Celtics Must Grow That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time, how proud of him he was. [Full Article...]

IPL 2017: Match Preview: Qualifier 1 - MI V/s RPS

Dhoni, who also led Chennai Super Kings for eight consecutive seasons, will become the only player to feature into seven Indian Premier League finales. With the big-hitting Pollard and the less-intimidating Harbhajan Singh attempting to scamper through for two, Maxwell gathered the ball and threw to the far end - knowing the wicket of Pollard to be the more valuable of the two. [Full Article...]

Frank Lampard warns FA Cup Final 'favourites' Chelsea of Arsenal strengths

They sealed the championship with a record 30 wins however, and Conte appears to have struck up a positive relationship with owner Abramovich - famed for firing bosses. The two teams come into the title clash on the back of nearly contrasting league campaigns. It is a good opportunity for me to lift it. He, too, can point to impressive form - six straight league wins - and a stirring recent W... [Full Article...]

Uruguay's Suarez to miss friendlies due to injury

Uruguay's Suarez to miss friendlies due to injury Luis Enrique could start Paco Alcacer in his place up front alongside Messi and Neymar . The bad news is that Barcelona showed no mercy back in Vitoria, where Luis Suarez scored twice in a 6-0 rout. Alaves has already toppled Barcelona this season. We expect Barca to send Luis Enrique off in style and so we're backing them to cover the -2 handicap. [Full Article...]

South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI England go one up in the three-match series . Hales upped the ante further and completed a 52-ball fifty but became a victim of Andile Phehlukwayo (2-59) in his first ball of the day, thereby ending a 98-run stand with Root. He would later return but not bowl. the pair had been coasting before two wickets in two overs changed the game. If England were hoping to crank up the pressure with t... [Full Article...]


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