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Thames spent the past three seasons playing in the Korean Baseball Organization where he hit 124 home runs as fan favorite on the NC Dinos . Tigers 19, Mariners 9: James McCann, Justin Upton and Alex Avila homered for Detroit - and that was before the Tigers added nine runs in the fifth inning.
  • Jamaica Test: Chase, Dowrich rescue Windies against Pak on Day 1

    Jamaica Test: Chase, Dowrich rescue Windies against Pak on Day 1

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    He was winless in his first 11 Tests in charge - but finally earned a gritty victory at Sharjah by five wickets last November and is hoping to bring that winning spirit into Kingston . At Stumps on Day Three, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq were batting respectively on 5* each. "I talked to him about it in Australia and told him that "You can play on", Misbah wrote.
  • Conte: I don't want Hazard to be selfish

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    We have had a fantastic run recently and we want to keep that going. I was pleased for his performance. "There are positives and we can keep moving forward". "It's one game at a time, not long left and we have to give it everything". The 26-year-old missed out on the PFA player of the year award this season after his team-mate N'Golo Kante won the prize ahead of him.
  • Atletico coach Simeone pays tribute to dogged Leicester

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    At the other end Antoine Griezmann, scorer of the penalty which separated the sides in Madrid, had Leicester's hearts in their mouths with a surging run into the area but his unselfish pull back was just in front of a tumbling Carrasco. "There are plenty of games to go and we want to finish on a high". Speaking after the game, the Argentine boss said: "I'm full of emotions, full of pride for the performance of my team".
  • Clippers fold late to Jazz, series tied at 2

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    Paul, who also had seven rebounds and 10 assists, explained how different the Clippers' offense is without Griffin. Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Clippers never led again after controlling the game for most of the night. They almost led a substantial lead evaporate, but claimed a Game 1 they controlled throughout when Joe Johnson snapped a tie with a runner at the horn.
  • Chelsea's young guns dismantle Manchester City to secure FA Youth Cup

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    Full-time: Chelsea 5-1 Man City (6-2 agg). ANTONIO CONTE ignored Tottenham's bid to put pressure on Chelsea in the title race as he chose to watch his youngsters win the FA Youth Cup instead. It wasn't until a minute before the break that City created a presentable opportunity of their own. City's composure on the ball improved throughout the first period but they struggled to force their way through a compact Chelsea defence until Nmecha's curling effort on the stroke of the whistle ...
  • Gayle, Kohli plunder Gujarat with 122-run display

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    Brendon McCullum continued his scintillating form for the Gujarat Lions with 72 runs off just 44 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli led the way early, on a sluggish Rajkot surface, and smashed five fours from the first three overs.
  • Blue Jackets bring fight against Penguins home to Columbus

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    The Blue Jackets never gained possession, but there is some gray area. Instead of focusing on grinding the Penguins down, maybe they should start to focus on putting the puck in the net. According to the rulebook, if a player is injured and can not continue to play, the play of game shall be stopped once the injured player's team has possession of the puck.
  • Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2

    Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2

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    Messi's second goal at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday was a last-minute victor that gave him 500 career goals with Barcelona , and he was honored for the milestone before the Osasuna game, with a huge banner displayed on the stands with the words "Thank you Leo".
  • Reynolds to join Tigers on a four-year contract

    Reynolds to join Tigers on a four-year contract

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    Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said that he looked forward to working with Reynolds over the coming seasons. "He'll bring a lot of energy and I think he'll be good for my game". Reynolds has played 129 first-grade games for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs since his NRL debut in 2011, making his representative debut for New South Wales in Game II in the 2013 State of Origin series before going on to feature in all three games of the Blues' successful 2014 Origin series.
  • Aaron Hernandez's brain is being held 'illegally,' attorney says

    Aaron Hernandez's brain is being held 'illegally,' attorney says

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    The center studies the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease linked to repetitive brain trauma, that has been identified in some football players. His death came less than a week after he was acquitted in a separate double-murder trial. But this week, according to a lawyer for the Hernandez family, the MA medical examiner's office briefly refused to hand Hernandez's brain over to researchers.
  • Wenger: Arsenal must win every game to finish in top four

    Wenger: Arsenal must win every game to finish in top four

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    The win should boost Arsenal's confidence somewhat going into this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, and kept their hopes alive of climbing back into the Premier League's top four. "If they lose Sunday, I think you can forget about that victory because it will just return back to hard moments and I think that's where Arsenal are at the moment, they're so finely tuned in terms of one win isn't going to help them".