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Kante fended off competition from Chelsea team mate Eden Hazard, Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, Manchester United's leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez. The 26-year-old, who stands at 5ft 6in (one metre 68 centimetres), is a selfless player on the pitch and understated off it, parking his Mini at Chelsea's Cobham training ground alongside the super cars and 4x4s.
  • Panthers GM: Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette 'both fit' our offense

    Panthers GM: Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette 'both fit' our offense

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    The Carolina Panthers will soon be on the clock early in next week's NFL Draft, and running backs are now all the rage. Gettleman's discussion of the top running backs in next week's draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia) will fuel the thought that the Panthers will target a ball carrier with their top selection.
  • Gronkowski interrupts Sean Spicer during White House visit

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    During the White House ceremony, Trump praised individual players and their overall performance at the Super Bowl, saying that "everybody played a role and everybody played as champions". ESPN's longest-tenured employee, Seton Hall graduate Bob Ley, expressed his surprise that the Patriots were still visiting the White House after the Hernandez news.
  • Spurs, Cavaliers look to take big step toward series sweeps

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    Calling out the officiating and discrepancies in foul calls is a way to put that idea in the back of people's minds, most importantly officials in future games, but it's not just about earning a better balance of foul calls in the future. "Having those guys is a great luxury because every night two of the three should play well", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "I'm close, but I'm not going to play the second game".
  • Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

    Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

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    Cleanup hitter Jose Abreu , just 8 for 49 (.163) at the plate this year, popped up a bunt to the catcher. It forced the Yankees to bring in Aroldis Chapman. The 2016 NL Cy Young Award victor allowed only one other runner as far as second base, finishing with seven strikeouts ( see full recap ). Those were more than enough for Masahiro Tanaka (2-1).
  • Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium

    Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium

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    The statue will depict the iconic play where Robinson stole home during the 1955 World Series, a staple of any baseball history montage. We didn't talk much about Robinson in those days, though as a student of African-American history and culture, Robinson's legacy became complicated as I fell under the sway of thinkers like Malcolm X, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and Stokeley Carmichael.
  • Triple talaq: Adityanath fumes over practice, AIMPLB hits back

    Triple talaq: Adityanath fumes over practice, AIMPLB hits back

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    The top court will start day-to-day hearing over the issue from May 13, on a PIL filed by some Muslim women challenging the practice. Released an eight-point code of conduct for divorce, the Board encouraged Muslim couples to try and resolve differences on their own, and if that fails, adopt the "reconciliation and arbitration" method though involvement of family elders, before settling for a divorce.
  • Singapore Open final: B Sai Praneeth scripts maiden win against Kidambi Srikanth

    Singapore Open final: B Sai Praneeth scripts maiden win against Kidambi Srikanth

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    Asked what went through his mind when he won the winning point, he said: "To be honest, I was blank". "For a stroke player like me, when things don't go right due to drift in the hall, it gets hard. But the 24-year-old struggled at the start with the drift and looked down and out when he conceded a 7-2 lead after losing the first game. Seeing Srikanth running away with the game, Praneeth upped his game and pulled level at 7-7.
  • "Leicester draw like a win for Palace â€" Allardyce

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    Shakespeare's side head to Selhurst Park on Saturday still licking their wounds after Antoine Griezmann's controversial penalty gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. "If you can't win, don't lose". Before this run, they'd won five games in 26 attempts in the Premier League. They're in for a recovery session and we'll assess it then.
  • LA Clippers Secure No. 4 Seed After Beat The Kings

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    DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 17 rebounds in a 115-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Paul, a nine-time All-Star, has missed significant time due to injury in two of the past four seasons , including this one. The action will move to Salt Lake City and Vivint Smart Home Arena beginning on Friday, April 21 for the first of two home games for the Jazz . The Clippers did show positive signs by finishing the season with seven straight wins.
  • Ronaldo Hits Century Goal Mark as Madrid Edge Bayern in Munich

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    Bayern should have doubled the lead before the break but Arturo Vidal was unable to convert a handball penalty in the dying minutes of the first half. "We were in total control during the first half but we weren't subsequently able to exploit the spaces", Bayern's Philipp Lahm told German TV. "The tipping point was the red card".
  • Walcott: Nothing can keep Ozil down

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    It is our job to keep the fans behind us because they are also going to be nervous. The 28-year-old has been heavily criticised during Arsenal's tough start to the calendar year, with many questioning his attitude and work rate. "It was a good result and a relief as well because we had gone through a bad period but the mentality of the team was healthy". You are coming into good spaces and the game starts to be played on a big, big pitch and you start to have the feeling that you can ...
  • Pittsburgh Penguins to honor Steelers owner Rooney with helmet decals

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    In the sports world, Dan Rooney is remembered as the Pittsburgh Steelers owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Rooney's father Art founded the Steelers in 1933 and turned the title of President over to Dan in 1975. "You can see that progress is being made", Goodell said . "We will keep his wife Pat and the entire Rooney family in our prayers and hope they find comfort in knowing that Dan's legacy will forever be kept alive in Canton, Ohio".
  • Pep's City Favourites To Sign Sanchez

    Pep's City Favourites To Sign Sanchez

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    The Chilean apparently wants £300,000 to stay at the Emirates and continue carrying the side - nearly single handed at times. ARSENE WENGER has admitted the massive money Arsenal's lesser stars are earning could stop them keeping hold of star man Alexis Sanchez.
  • Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Juergen Klopp

    Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Juergen Klopp

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    They play at home. We will fight for the result. "He is doing a real job at the academy at the moment with his presence and everything, being around and giving advice and leading little or bigger sessions and all that stuff". Albion still need six points to break the club's record points tally in the Premier League, and their iron grip on eighth place is starting to slip after four defeats in six.
  • Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves

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    Harden also is having an outstanding season, averaging 29.3 points and leading the league with 11.3 assists per game. Last summer, Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors as a free agent. Then he ended the Denver Nuggets' playoff hopes. "It's been incredible. It's something I could never dream about growing up in inner-city Los Angeles".
  • Brad Marchand gets two-game suspension, but won't miss any playoffs

    Brad Marchand gets two-game suspension, but won't miss any playoffs

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    Tampa Bay had small surges of offensive possession during the second and third periods, but nothing they did had any effect on Tuukka Rask or the rest of the Bruins . If the Lightning pull off the victory in overtime or a shootout, that will help them close the gap on the Bruins, but Boston will still escape with a single point.
  • Red Sox Cruise to 8-1 Win Over AL East Rival Baltimore

    Red Sox Cruise to 8-1 Win Over AL East Rival Baltimore

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    Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs, including two on a bases-loaded single in the seventh, and Christian Vazquez capped off a 4-for-4 game with a two-run triple in the eighth. "Tonight, [there was] maybe a little bit more power than anticipated", said Farrell. They would have been great plays had we made them, but it just turned into ugly baseball after I didn't make that double play.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is 'no longer obsolete'

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    Trump's comments came amid heightened tensions over Moscow's backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria last week. Mr Stoltenberg said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation provides crucial support to the coalition fighting Islamic State, as well as help training soldiers and intelligence sharing.
  • Garcia wins first major title in Masters play-off

    Garcia wins first major title in Masters play-off

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    Rose was poised to deliver a knockout on the par-5 13th when Garcia went left beyond the creek and into the bush. I knew I would probably have my chances. "I'm sure he helped a little bit with some of those shots, some putts", Garcia said. Rose, who was looking to become the first European player to win the Masters and US Open, was typically gracious in defeat, adding: "It was a wonderful battle and if there is anyone you want to lose to it's Sergio".
  • Royals honor late Yordano Ventura before home opener vs A's

    Royals honor late Yordano Ventura before home opener vs A's

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    Cotton's first victory of the season spoiled Kansas City's home opener, as Oakland won 2-0. But, his signature moment may have come during the previous Fall Classic, when Ventura shut out the Giants over seven innings to force Game 7 - despite learning his close buddy, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Tavares, had just been killed in his own vehicle crash in the Dominican.
  • Javier Baez leaves Cubs' game after hard collision

    Javier Baez leaves Cubs' game after hard collision

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    Arrieta (2-0) allowed just three hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, the only blemish on his line a three-run home run hit by Ryan Braun in the third. That cleared a roster spot for utility man Nick Franklin , who was claimed off waivers earlier in the week from Tampa. The Cubs said Baez was not in the concussion protocol.
  • Djokovic shrugs off injury with Davis Cup win

    Djokovic shrugs off injury with Davis Cup win

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    It was veteran Zimonjic's 30th Davis Cup doubles win. That gave Australia a semi-final trip to Belgium who also had to wait until Sunday to wrap up a second last-four date in three years by seeing off Italy, the conquerors of defending champions Argentina in the first round.