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JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Pentecost Stays Hot

JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Pentecost Stays Hot

Arguably the most impressive aspect of the play was tagging home. In the night game, Adam Wainwright (1-3, 6.27) goes for the Cardinals against rookie righthander Casey Lawrence (0-2, 7.56). Then, Yunel Escobar hit a ball to second base. "We've been riding an emotional roller-coaster, so this was a big win for us", Gibbons said. The other Angels run, by the way.the run that ended up winning the game, basically, was off of a Yunel Escobar fielder's choice. Read More

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Drake to host first-ever NBA Awards show

Drake to host first-ever NBA Awards show

The NBA has announced that the show-which will air June 26 on TNT-will be hosted by superstar rapper/singer Drake , who tweeted about the event Tuesday morning. There will be additional awards that include fan-voted awards. He also hosted the 2014 ESPYs, so his new hosting gig is especially fitting. The awards include Drake is no stranger to the National Basketball Association and is the official ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Read More

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Celtic tops Rangers 2-0, into Scottish Cup final vs Aberdeen

Even at that stage his work was done and then some. Quickly, Celtic took hold of things and their greater intensity, accuracy and quality paid off with the opener. Griffiths did well to chase a ball he looked second favourite to get and Wes Foderingham dithered too long before coming off his line. Rangers , who booked promotion to the top flight last season, are yet to beat Celtic in five attempts in all competitions in the present campaign. Read More

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Paul George 'wants to wear purple and gold'

Paul George 'wants to wear purple and gold'

George has one more guaranteed year on his deal, but watching how woefully outmatched the Pacers were against the Cavaliers, is there anything on the roster besides Teague, George , and second-year big man Myles Turner worth building around? The Pacers spoke with the Boston Celtics about George before the February trade deadline. Read More

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FA Cup won't excuse UCL failure - Cech

Asked if the ball had stayed in play, Toure was in no doubt: "Definitely, and it was a penalty and something more". Goal reports that club sources are hopeful both will be fit to take on United, which will come as a boost to City's top four hopes with United now just a single point behind. Read More

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Sharapova back in business, like it or not

Sharapova back in business, like it or not

Top-ranked players Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray are among those who have questioned whether Sharapova should be allowed to resume her career in main draws without playing her way back through qualifiers. Sharapova, who starts her Stuttgart campaign against Italian veteran Roberta Vinci, had been taking the over-the-counter cardiac supplement when it was within the rules, but was later reclassified as a prohibited drug. Read More

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Wayne Rooney hits his 251st goal as Man United ease past Burnley

Wayne Rooney hits his 251st goal as Man United ease past Burnley

T-shirt tributes aside, United look to be cruising to a comfortable win over Burnley, a victory which will put them just one point behind City in the league table with six games left to play. "I am not anxious about the impact not having them will have on the team in terms of results and ambitions". Reaching the 25 goal mark has taken longer than perhaps it should have for the 21-year-old, who was the club top scorer last season with 17. Read More

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Boston's Matt Barnes ejected after pitch sails behind Manny Machado

Pedroia has missed the last two games, and because swelling is still present he's expected to undergo tests Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital. With Farrell fired up, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield was as well. Pedroia even apologized to the Orioles . The teams play 14 more times, including a four-game series at Fenway Park that begins May 1. Machado acknowledged Pedroia and later pointed to his head. Read More

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Edmonton Oilers fans making noise in San Jose

Not surprisingly, it was captain Joe Pavelski who set the early tone, redirecting a Justin Braun shot past Cam Talbot . The Oilers didn't have an answer for them or that power play. "We were bad tonight, obviously", McDavid said after the loss. "It means nothing now going on to the next game - 1-0 or 7-0 - it's just another game and you keep moving forward". Read More

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Tough tackling Mesut Ozil star matches his Arsenal record

Tough tackling Mesut Ozil star matches his Arsenal record

That win, arriving after four consecutive league defeats away from home, left Arsenal seven points behind Manchester City for the final Champions League qualifying place, with a game in hand. "And the gap hasn't been getting any bigger although we've now reached a stage where we have to win". Recently we have faced many direct games, and I thought before the game maybe they would play with [Rudy] Gestede and Negredo and go for a very direct game. Read More

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Gathering data on Uncle Sam's spending

Gathering data on Uncle Sam's spending

Ballmer said he was motivated to create USAFacts after he retired from Microsoft in 2014. Her answer: "A, it won't, because there are things government doesn't get to, and B, you're missing it". "Running two companies is not the best idea", Ballmer said. Ballmer said that he "would remain open to offers if they come in". Ballmer continued. Read More

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Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

Warriors coach Steve Kerr took the same approach with his injured player, F Matt Barnes (sprained right foot), noting, "We'll see how it goes for Wednesday.". Few players in the league play with his level of fire and passion on a nightly basis - something that, at times, can work against him, as he and the Warriors learned the hard way during last year's playoffs, when his suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals was the beginning of Cleveland's comeback from down three games to one in the ... Read More

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Major League roundup: Harper's homer ends it for Nationals

Major League roundup: Harper's homer ends it for Nationals

Bryce Harper hit a two-run home run in the third inning and a game-ending, three-run drive with two outs in the ninth, leading the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday. A blown save and a propensity to give up the long ball hasn't helped manager Dusty Baker's team, and fans alike, gain any early confidence. "We have to get better at fundamental plays". Read More

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Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player

Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player

Said Carew, who is expected to make a full recovery : "I will take care of this one because I've been given a second chance, and God knows how I feel and what I'm going to do for him". Clues appeared such as Carew's wife being told the donor had been a very healthy local male and had been in his late 20s. It was named after his jersey number with the Twins and Angels and helps encourage early screenings for improved heart health - it was also, coincidentally, the age Konrad was when he died. Read More

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Vettel tops both practice sessions at Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel tops both practice sessions at Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel topped the timesheets despite suffering from reliability problems during P2 as at one stage an electrical problem caused a complete shutdown of his auto. "But I'm used to being in a Finnish sauna, so it's no problem", commented Bottas. Vettel clocked an early best lap in one minute and 31.310 seconds during a run on super-soft tyres, a time that left him 0.041 seconds ahead of nearest rival Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. Read More

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Nurkic's return 'undetermined' for Trail Blazers

Nurkic's return 'undetermined' for Trail Blazers

However, the Portland Trail Blazers, who at one point this season looked dead in the water, have other plans. Either way, the five-year National Basketball Association veteran found an interesting way to make $500,000. "We're not going into the playoffs saying, 'Hey we made it, let's bow out gracefully and be happy with what we did, '" Lillard said on Tuesday, according to The Oregonian . Read More

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Penguins' Fleury to stay in net for Game 2 vs Blue Jackets

Penguins' Fleury to stay in net for Game 2 vs Blue Jackets

Yet it was a push made possible only by Fleury's hot start. "We've played teams like that in the past", Pittsburgh forward Matt Cullen said. Fleury was elevated to the starting spot, and rookie Tristan Jarry dressed as the backup. Columbus out shot the Penguins 16-3 in the first period, and dominated them in total attempts by a tally of 23-7. All three Penguins goals came in the second period, beginning with Kessel setting up Bryan Rust's wrister just one minute and 15 seconds into the ... Read More

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Gretzky buzzing over McDavid, Matthews' NHL playoff debuts

Gretzky buzzing over McDavid, Matthews' NHL playoff debuts

The Great One couldn't help but share his enthusiasm in a text to The Associated Press, comparing McDavid and Matthews' arrival on the postseason stage with the same buzz generated during Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin's rookie seasons. The Leafs are 5-2 in their last seven against the Metro and 11-5 in their last 16 against the East while the Caps are 42-17 in their last 59 overall and 59-19 in their last 78 home games. Read More

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