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Author: 0 Nishikori marches on in Madrid

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. Djokovic had his playing time diminished this year because of an elbow injury. It was Djokovic's first match since splitting with longtime coach Marian Vajda.

Author: 0 'Confident' Capitals appear poised to finish off comeback vs. Penguins

The Penguins' strength is their quick strike ability. The action opens with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals battling to determine who will face the Ottawa Senators in the East. Every healthy player was on the ice for what could be the team's last practice of the season. In this case, the players and teams have to be saved from themselves.

Author: 0 3 adjustments to make in Game 6 — Washington Wizards

Washington should win Game 6, and goodness only knows how a Game 7 in Boston would play out. After the San Antonio Spurs closed out their series against the Houston Rockets on the road in emphatic fashion, the Boston Celtics will look to do the same tonight as they hit the road for Game 6 against the Washington Wizards .

Author: 0 Saturday's roundup: Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Stenhouse is the first Mississippian to win at Talladega since 1988. Jamie McMurray barely edged out Kyle Busch to finish second, while Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five. "Pulling into Victory Lane and seeing Jack and Danica standing there together, they're the same height (laughter), it was super special". Moreover, Stenhouse did not have much help at the end of the race as he was vying for the victory.

Sports Myles Garrett picked first in an NFL Draft of surprises
Author: 0 Myles Garrett picked first in an NFL Draft of surprises

The Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Myles Garrett as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia . Johnny Manziel, the Browns' first selection in the 2014 draft, was supposed make the ceremonial toss against the Red Sox but the game was rained out.

Author: 0 Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds

This one from ShredHead isn't going to win awards, but the South Park style is pretty amusing, especially when you start counting all the cameos. These two teams faced each other previous year, and with the Ducks up 3-2, they couldn't close the deal, losing in Game 7.

Author: 0 Guardiola Wants United To Win Europa League

Recent successes at Chelsea and Liverpool, and the home win against Arsenal, mean Allardyce's side will head to the Etihad Stadium hopeful of getting something from the game. Everybody's writing that as the safety point. To score five against this team is very good. "After that we were able to play without pressure". "It may be a little bit harsh from me, but it's certainly something I'm thinking about".

Author: 0 Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

The Boston Celtics entered Wednesday's crucial Game 5 against the Washington Wizards looking to get off to a fast start. Look for him to bounce back and put up big numbers, forcing a deciding Game 7. This series has had its share of blow ups and scuffles, most notably with the Wizards' rookie Kelly Oubre Jr charging Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and pushing him down.

Author: 0 Braden Holtby gets shot to help Capitals out of 2-0 deficit

A baseball cap had replaced his mask. "I was just trying to change the mojo", said Capitals coach Barry Trotz of his decision to sit Holtby. Fleury hasn't been the Penguins' backbone, serving as the backup to Matt Murray during their Stanley Cup run previous year and splitting the duties with the young goalie this season.

Sports Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading
Author: 0 Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading

Following a 28-day trial, the jury deliberated for almost seven days before finding the former Baltimore Orioles third baseman guilty on 14 counts of insider trading , according to a spokesman for the U.S. He said DeCinces will file a motion for a new trial. Julian, however, painted a picture for jurors of a boy growing up in Northridge who dreamed of playing in the major leagues, a man who ultimately supplanted Orioles' Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson and married his childhood ...

Sports Machado homers, O's end strained series vs Red Sox with win
Author: 0 Machado homers, O's end strained series vs Red Sox with win

He also had a bag of peanuts thrown at him. As April turns to May, the Boston Red Sox woes still continue. In the first inning of Tuesday's game at Fenway Park, Sale pitched a 98 miles per hour fastball towards the third baseman, prompting both sides to be warned.

Sports Manchester City's Steph Houghton eyes Women's FA Cup
Author: 0 Manchester City's Steph Houghton eyes Women's FA Cup

She has already sampled the Wembley atmosphere, having been part of the United States side who won football gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and she admits she is looking forward to returning to the famous stadium. I expect it to be tight, with the winners perhaps the team who react best to the pressure of Wembley, the big crowd and the occasion. Just after the half hour mark it was three when another inch ideal ball in from Campbell was headed home by Carli Lloyd , her first goal for ...

Author: 0 Harper, Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

Per Heyman, it projects to be Major League Baseball's biggest one-year salary bump for a would-be arbitration-eligible player. "I think it's huge", Harper said, hours before the Nationals hosted Philadelphia. Harper slugged his way to a cumulative 23 fWAR for the Nationals over the last five years, earning four All-Star nominations, a Silver Slugger award, and NL Rookie of the Year and MVP honors to boot.

Sports Guillem Balague admits surprise Man United will sell this star player
Author: 0 Guillem Balague admits surprise Man United will sell this star player

The final point of note in the broadsheet is that rather than sign Bale to play in a wide position for Man United, Mourinho is considering a move for Chelsea's Willian to fill in that role at Old Trafford instead. De Gea has been no stranger to speculation surrounding his future at Manchester United and came close to a move to Madrid in 2015. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, while James Rodriguez is another who United have been ...

Sports Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU

Appearing in their first European semi-final, Eduardo Berizzo's Celta gave United several uncomfortable moments and there was panic in the hosts' box during the fraught closing stages. For the club to bench arguably the best player they have, for what is an emotional reason, in the game that will define their season as either a fail or a pass, seems unusual.

Sports 4-Star SF Jordan Tucker Commits To Duke Over Syracuse
Author: 0 4-Star SF Jordan Tucker Commits To Duke Over Syracuse

Before Duke offered, Syracuse was the leader for Tucker, but the Blue Devils moved quickly and got Tucker on campus for an official visit Wednesday. Expect Tucker to be part of Coach K's rotation, because he has the tools to be an integral scorer off the bench and give the Blue Devils an excellent secondary scoring option.

Sports Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss
Author: 0 Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

When the Rockets got good looks from deep, they actually shot well, hitting 47.1% on open and wide open threes. In the first round, the Warriors cruised past a shorthanded Portland team in four games and then they followed that up with a sweep of Utah in the second round to get to this point.

Sports Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final
Author: 0 Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

Also, the true force in the playoffs on offense has been been captain Ryan Getzlaf . "We were good to go". To have to play again just two days later seems insane to me. This series was on nearly from the opening faceoff... or at least on the second faceoff of the game when Ryan Kesler hooked Ryan Johansen and corkscrewed him into the ice.

Sports Lukaku will make clear choice between Man United and Chelsea
Author: 0 Lukaku will make clear choice between Man United and Chelsea

Manchester United's all-time scorer Wayne Rooney could be heading for a summer exit amid interest from a whole lot of American and Chinese clubs. He's represented by Mino Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, paving the way for their moves to United last summer.