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Netminder Marc-Andre Fleury held the Capitals' lethal offensive corps at bay through the majority of the first four tilts, but the dam finally broke in Game 5 as Washington posted four goals - their highest total in the second round - to push Pittsburgh to Game 6.
  • Reed surges into lead ahead of final round

    Reed surges into lead ahead of final round

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    The Swede missed a five-footer on the last hole that would have made him joint leader with Reed at 8-under 208. Seung-Yul Noh, Brian Harman, Vaughn Taylor and first- and second-round leader Francesco Molinari of Italy are tied for fourth and two shots back at 6-under 210, six players including Billy Hurley III and Pat Perez are three shots back, and Phil Mickelson is among five players four back.
  • Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson Leading Sens Through Playoffs

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    Miller said Monday at the team's practice facility. The Senators have never swept a four-game series. "I think that extra day [off] is huge", Stepan said. Handed the first man-advantage of the game, the Senators couldn't do much with it and fell behind 1-0 on a shorthanded effort by Grabner. “The nice thing about a race to four is you can lose the first two and still get it done.”.
  • City demolish Crystal Palace, overtake Liverpool

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    Allardyce's Crystal Palace did not show enough of the work ethic required to rough up the aristocrats. VINCENT KOMPANY says Manchester City took a huge step towards Champions League qualification after thrashing Crystal Palace 5-0. A City corner in the 49th minute eventually saw De Bruyne pick out an unmarked Kompany, who brilliantly punished Palace as his powerful shot found the top corner.
  • Swansea leapfrog Hull in relegation battle

    Swansea leapfrog Hull in relegation battle

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    For one of the best headers of the ball in the league, it was an ugly but decisive finish. Swansea are now one point above Hull and firmly in charge of their own destiny with two games of the season remaining. Llorente was on the end of another half-chance just moments after heading Swansea in-front but his effort was blocked from close range. "Our position will normally be seventh, I am happy with that".
  • Green Bay Packers select Kevin King

    Green Bay Packers select Kevin King

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    Packers GM Ted Thompson engineered a trade out of the first round with the Browns, picking up No. 33 (the first pick in the second round) and No. 108 in exchange for No. King and House will join third-year holdovers Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter at cornerback. They moved back six spots from No.
  • Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

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    Instead, following Thursday's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Celta Vigo in Spain, their attention is focused on winning Europe's second-tier tournament, with the associated prize of Champions League qualification. United have struggled to break into the Champions League qualification places all season, spending most of the campaign in fifth or sixth spot in the Premier League, and Sunday's loss leaves them in a hard position.
  • 26-0 run propels Wizards

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    Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), of Dominican Republic, and Kelly Olynyk, back center, of Canada, during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round National Basketball Association basket.
  • Bolton fans taunt local rivals Blackburn as they suffer relegation

    Bolton fans taunt local rivals Blackburn as they suffer relegation

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    Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield have all booked their spots in this year's game of Russian roulette, and the final spot nearly certainly belongs to Fulham . However, Blackburn's fate is by no means sealed. Suddenly Forest looked calm and assured and confident of adding to their two goals. "This was a big result in Forest history".
  • Real Madrid Thrash Granada; Barcelona's 'MSN' Cross 100-Goal Mark

    Real Madrid Thrash Granada; Barcelona's 'MSN' Cross 100-Goal Mark

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    Los Blancos continued to create chances throughout the opening 20 minutes of the second-half with Ramos missing two which were easier to score and Vazquez forcing a smart save from Ochoa - following a run from deep by the visitor's highest appearance maker in La Liga this season.
  • Arsenal controlled game against Manchester United: Arsene Wenger

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    He added that there were no problems with Wenger this time round as the pair have clashed on the touchline previously, although he did complain about the Frenchman constantly pressurising the fourth official. "It's not like I played my first football match in England". "So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well".
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    Players "scared" to criticise Sharapova - Bouchard

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    Two weeks after calling Maria Sharapova a "cheater" who should be banned from tennis for life, Genie Bouchard doled out her own punishment to her former, fallen idol, defeating Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a fortuitous and dramatic second-round meeting at the Madrid Open .