• Easter Epic! Nedved! Caps with history to purge in Game 7
Easter Epic! Nedved! Caps with history to purge in Game 7

If they don't, all those failures - the ones Peters say "kind of blur together" - will add another painful chapter. But let's read the NHL's policy a little more. "We're going to have to play really, really well to beat them". The Capitals have forced the Pittsburgh Penguins into a victor take all showdown on Wednesday in Verizon.

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  • Derby winner 4-5 favorite in Preakness
Derby winner 4-5 favorite in Preakness

The year 2010 presented Pletcher with a different situation - the obligatory pursuit of a Triple Crown. That they nearly always got dream trips was the knock on California Chrome and American Pharoah. He drew the No. 9 post. Although both courses use the same dirt, Pimlico's surface is firmer which allows horses to get better traction. So Pletc...

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  • Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2
Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

The Warriors would go on to outscore the Spurs by 11 in the fourth quarter to win 113-111. You hate to see anybody get injured on a situation like that. He's become one of the league's best players, and his absence could end any chance the Spurs had of pulling off the upset. Kevin Durant added 16 points in limited minutes as the Warriors ...

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  • Nadal, Djokovic made to work before progressing in Madrid
Nadal, Djokovic made to work before progressing in Madrid

Djokovic has won the last seven meetings between the pair, including three on clay, with Nadal's last victory coming in the 2014 French Open final. The sixth-seeded Nishikori said his wrist was "not 100 percent" and he didn't "want to risk" a more serious injury. Ever since the draw came out, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios were set to play an e...

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  • National Hockey League playoffs: Energized Ducks beat Predators, even Western finals
National Hockey League playoffs: Energized Ducks beat Predators, even Western finals

Their fans have become a palpable presence in supporting their every push and generating enough energy to inspire them to keep their legs churning and hearts beating fast. Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked the Pittsburgh goalie before flipping a backhand into the open net 4:59 into overtime to give Ottawa a 2-1 victory Saturday nig...

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  • Penguins vs Capitals - Game 6: Trevor Dailey ruled out with body injury
Penguins vs Capitals - Game 6: Trevor Dailey ruled out with body injury

It wasn't that long ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins appeared to be well on their way to eliminating the Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. Do superstar players get treated differently? John Gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game.

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  • Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick
Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

A night after winning Game 7 against Washington to secure an Eastern Conference finals matchup with Cleveland, the Celtics cashed in their 25 per cent chance to land the No. The NBA tosses out one of those combinations and assigns the other 1,000 to different lottery teams . Steve Nash was traded to the Lakers for a 2013 first-round pick, a 2014 s...

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  • Manchester City on verge of Champions League qualification
Manchester City on verge of Champions League qualification

Arsenal were heading for a damaging draw against Sunderland when Sanchez scored twice in the final 15 minutes to get a crucial three points, just about keeping alive their push for fourth place. They had the best of the first half, with Hector Bellerin striking the outside of the post from one of a succession of home attacks. All the teams can w...

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  • Watch Sebastian Vettel Make Overtake Of Year So Far On Valtteri Bottas
Watch Sebastian Vettel Make Overtake Of Year So Far On Valtteri Bottas

Vettel and Hamilton have won seven of the last nine world championships, but this is the first year they've been able to go head-to-head properly. "It was just very unlucky - it was just a small touch really". Despite that Hamilton is still second in the drivers' championship, six points behind Vettel, as a fourth place finish in the Russian Grand ...

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  • Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason
Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

The Celtics might benefit from having more recent game experience in Wednesday's series opener but that won't last long. The Celtics have up to nine players they like to play, and that could tire the Cavs. Boston is definitely on the rise . All through the series, they contributed more points than the back-court duo only once, when their 42-point...

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  • National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers keep rolling for 3-0 series lead
National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers keep rolling for 3-0 series lead

Can the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to dominate the Toronto Raptors when the series moves to Canada for Game 3 tonight at 7PM ET? Toronto playmaker Kyle Lowry skipped the game due to a left ankle sprain sustained in Game Two. James went 4-for-6 from three in Game 2 , the second time he has hit two-thirds of his attempts on at least fo...

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  • Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery
Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery

I think teams would benefit greatly with either on the court, particularly due to their hustle and tenacity. "All I can remember was when they went to the commercial break and we were in the top three, I was having an anxiety attack", Lloyd recalled.

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  • John Wall Hits Game Winning Three, Clowns Celtics' for Wearing Funeral Attire
John Wall Hits Game Winning Three, Clowns Celtics' for Wearing Funeral Attire

The seventh will. It will be played in Boston, but the Wizards will enter with momentum and the Celtics will be trying to ditch their regret. I like how Thomas said that he was the first one at the gym so he was not aware on the all black attire.

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  • Kane sinks Manchester United in Tottenham's Lane farewell
Kane sinks Manchester United in Tottenham's Lane farewell

When Rooney beat Hugo Lloris from close range after some fine play by Martial it seemed United might gatecrash the party but Tottenham would not be denied and Alli nearly made it 3-1 when his shot was headed off the line by Danny Blind. The threat did not last long, though, as Spurs attacked with fluidity and freedom. Huge odds for Tottenham v ...

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  • NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles select Tennessee Vols pass rusher Derek Barnett
NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles select Tennessee Vols pass rusher Derek Barnett

The Eagles see him as a worker among workers, a guy who gets energized being part of a team. The proof is in this cover letter to all National Football League general managers and coaches the player wrote in the Players' Tribune . "So it was kind of a amusing moment we had there". "The best situation we can have is to have a lot of good players ...

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  • Chelsea Beat West Brom To Lift English Premier League Title
Chelsea Beat West Brom To Lift English Premier League Title

They have consistently played well and that's the main reason why they have won the trophy. They were going through the disgusting run in the last season. DAVID LUIZ Eyebrows were raised when the Brazil defender was re-signed from PSG. "After the fairytale of my Leicester, this splendid Chelsea adventure".

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  • West Ham 0 Liverpool 4
West Ham 0 Liverpool 4

The first sentence the boys said in the dressing room - and I didn't have to say it - was "one more game". "Southampton played very, very defensive orientated against us". It means Klopp is likely to call on Daniel Sturridge or Divock Origi to lead the line for the Reds against the Irons. 'But [he has] another week and being an option would b...

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  • When the City Needed Someone the Most, John Wall Became Heroic
When the City Needed Someone the Most, John Wall Became Heroic

Boston's Isaiah Thomas had a chance to win the game with less than two seconds left, but his contested three missed the mark. Washington shot 43 percent overall. But from the second round and up, teams that are coming off an easier series (i.e. having eliminated their previous opponent by a fewer number of games than their current oppone...

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  • Penguins face Ottawa in playoff semis
Penguins face Ottawa in playoff semis

The Penguins had a quick turnaround to begin a new series against a fresh team. The proof came in 65 minutes against the defending Stanley Cup champions. After Game 2 against the Penguins, the Capitals held a players meeting and Backstrom was the one who spoke up. Fortunately, their penalty kill was solid.

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  • Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final
Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

The Preds definitely have an uphill battle from here and both teams will make for fun a fun series to watch. If the pressure of playing their first Game 7 in 11 years was getting to them, it wasn't apparent. Nashville has not played since Sunday. Additionally, Anaheim has gotten some favor or momentum going their way in the 2017 NHL Playoffs. "I ...

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  • Isaiah Thomas lambasts Draymond Green for calling Kelly Olynyk 'dirty'
Isaiah Thomas lambasts Draymond Green for calling Kelly Olynyk 'dirty'

However, the multiple altercations in Game 3 may be the biggest story coming out of the Wizards blowout win. Team doctors are prepared to replace them again, if necessary. Insane is just how the Wizards like it. The Wizards and Celtics have had some discord between them throughout the 2016-17 season, even before the playoffs.

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  • Celtics - Wizards Game 6 NBA Playoffs preview
Celtics - Wizards Game 6 NBA Playoffs preview

The Celtics were able to close out a Bulls team that had lost Rajon Rondo and three straight games, but it certainly won't be that easy this time around against a healthy Wizards team looking for payback and one more flight back to Boston .

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  • X factors for Oilers-Ducks Game 7
X factors for Oilers-Ducks Game 7

Draisaitl continued to beat the Ducks like a rented mule this season, with his first career hat trick and two helpers, as his dad was visiting from Europe, and now has 13 points in the six series games. It hurts like hell right now, but the Oilers will be better for this. But soon enough, that will no longer be the case. "This loss in the playoffs ...

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  • Blue Jays put Liriano on disabled list
Blue Jays put Liriano on disabled list

The Blue Jays rallied to win the game, 8-7, in the ninth inning , but the foundation for a victory was there to be set in concrete in the early innings. The Mariners haven't yet announced their Saturday starter, but we'll update once they decide on a pitcher. Andrew Miller worked the eighth and Nick Goody finished up.

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  • Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7
Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Pittsburgh still leads the series 3-2 going home for Game 6 Monday night, so the pressure remains on Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington, but finally cracking Fleury could make all the difference. Another stunning collapse -this one in five games- may have caused total reconstruction of the Capitals organization. Now, we've morphed into a new e...

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  • Spurs rout Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series
Spurs rout Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

For his part, Harden took the blame for the Rockets' loss and said in the post-game news conference that he never felt he could get in a rhythm. But that's just not his game, and you could tell he wasn't quite comfortable stepping out from his role as a hustle-energy-lob guy.

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  • Boston Continues War With Wizards Thursday
Boston Continues War With Wizards Thursday

Boston led by as many as 26 points, negating Washington's physicality by spreading the floor and knocking down 16 3-pointers. The home team in each game this series has scored points easily, averaging 122.4 points per contest. "We were on the floor". A similar question was put to Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Thursday, when his team opt...

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  • Sharma, Ashwin named in India's Champions Trophy squad
Sharma, Ashwin named in India's Champions Trophy squad

After a lot of speculation, BCCI seemed to have changed its decision and has chose to send India to play in the Champions Trophy. Reportedly, the ICC has offered India another $100 million but that is yet to be accepted by the BCCI. "Ashwin's injury was not serious and we wanted to give him a break". With a strike rate of 95 and an average of abo...

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  • Celtics put together strong team effort to win again at home
Celtics put together strong team effort to win again at home

Thomas had one field goal in the first half, but the Celts took a 67-51 lead into the locker room. Every game has been decided by at least 10 points, and each of the last three have featured garbage-time fourth quarters. "I didn't say I was disappointed with their competition", Green said. "What I'm trying to do is just give other guys space and al...

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  • Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. suspeneded for one game
Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. suspeneded for one game

Washington built a big lead for the third consecutive game , holding and extending it this time as the score and the physical play got out of hand. Following back-to-back comeback wins by the East's top seed in the first two games in Boston, Washington returned the favor with a pair of dominant wins on its home court.

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