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McLauchlan, who made eight Test appearances for the legendary Lions of 1971 and 1974, retains a passionate support for the concept of the British and Irish select, however, and did express some sympathy with the coaching team over the selection process.
  • Warriors close out sweep of Blazers in style

    Warriors close out sweep of Blazers in style

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    The Oregonian sports staff really did not like what it saw from the Trail Blazers during the first quarter of Game 4 against the Warriors . A play that summed it up was Durant driving for a dunk that put Golden State on top 22-3, leaving Al-Farouq Aminu flat-footed at the three-point line, wondering what just happened.
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    How to watch Chelsea vs. Southampton online

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    Dignified in defeat is perhaps the best way to describe Tottenham's performance in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, as they eventually succumbed to the ruthless winning mentality of London rivals Chelsea. "To win in England these days is not easy". Chelsea's prospects of a double in Conte's first season as head coach remain alive. "It's a big disappointment because everyone wanted to be in the final and have a shot at a trophy, but we still have games left in the Premier League and ...
  • Iwobi: Kante, my player of the year

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    He is poised to become the first outfield player since Eric Cantona to win back-to-back top-flight league titles with different clubs, and the first to do it in the Premier League era. I've got to keep improving. Weir is also nominated for the Women's Young Player of the Year, battling Millie Bright of Chelsea , Jess Carter of Birmingham and the Man City trio of Nikita Parris, Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh.
  • Dustin Pedroia appears to sustain injury in second base collision

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    The 2011 first-round draft pick lowered his ERA to 1.37 and extended his run of consecutive scoreless innings to 13. Aquino (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings to earn his first career victory. After the game, Barnes said he was not throwing at Machado intentionally but Pedroia did not see it that way, going out of his way to apologize to the Orioles.
  • Pochettino calls for one last push to win Premier League

    Pochettino calls for one last push to win Premier League

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    Aware of the rumours surrounding his stars, Tottenham boss Pochettino told them to focus on Wednesday's clash at Crystal Palace and enjoy what could still prove to be an unforgettable season for the north Londoners. But despite claims his players lack the killer instinct required to lift major silverware, the Argentine coach remains convinced they are mentally strong enough to break the trophy drought.
  • Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

    Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

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    Against Southampton, though, he began the move for Hazard's opener with a stunning pass for Costa, who squared the ball for the Belgian to score after five minutes. After Cesc Fabregas and Hazard worked a smart corner-kick routine, the former fed Diego Costa who showed strength and technique to hold off his marker and direct a flawless header past Forster for his 50th Premier League goal.
  • Hazard, Costa inspire Chelsea to victory against Southampton

    Hazard, Costa inspire Chelsea to victory against Southampton

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    Spurs will be desperate to get back to winning ways and maintain their Premier League title chase, after losing 4-2 to league leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday evening. Midfielder N'Golo Kante picked up the PFA Player of the Year Award on Sunday after an outstanding campaign. Costa exchanged passes with Hazard and substitute Pedro to net a swaggering fourth as the hosts moved towards glory in style - although weekend opponents Everton will have seen reasons for ...
  • A better referee or none for Manchester derby - Yaya Toure suggests

    A better referee or none for Manchester derby - Yaya Toure suggests

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    Pellegrini guided City to the League Cup, fourth place in the Premier League and the semi-finals of the Champions League last season despite being told he would be losing his job four months before the end of the campaign. Nobody was really injured after the game", Wenger said . "The players have shown great togetherness". If we talk about the referee the FA is going to come in for the punishment, but I think I need to sleep and rest and forget this game'.
  • Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

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    It both banks on Marleau and Thornton playing at a level high enough to win now and the young guys chipping in enough to win. Thornton, 37, had "successful" surgery Monday to fix torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee.
  • Mata: I could return before end of season

    Mata: I could return before end of season

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    His season is certainly over, and with no extension to his one-year deal with United agreed, some have suggested his time at Old Trafford may also be up. But, despite the long road to recovery, the veteran forward insists he is not finished yet. "He is getting my message", he told Sky Sports . Man United's 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday took Jose Mourinho's men to within one point of their noisy neighbours ahead of the game on Thursday.