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Federal Government to Invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria

WBC kingpin Deontay Wilder and WBO champion Joseph Parker are frontrunners to be Joshua's first fight Stateside while a rematch with Klitschko remains a very real possibility. Hearn, who is planning Joshua's schedule, said that Fury still had a lot of hurdles to clear before a fight could be arranged. "He'll have a couple of weeks to see what his future holds but I think Wladimir is lifted by the respect that was given to him not only by the fight community but also by fans around the world". Read More

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Dramatic dashcam video shows plane crash into busy street

Dramatic dashcam video shows plane crash into busy street

The plane, however, clipped power lines and then hit a street light, rupturing a fuel cell. Officials are investigating what caused the plane to crash immediately after takeoff. The pilot said he started losing power and couldn't restart the engine. Juan Teran told the Herald he recalled thinking to himself: "Man, I think we are not going to make it". Read More

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Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Isaiah Thomas' shoulders heaved. "An unbelievable competitor. He's a warrior - everything he's going through right now, he had a hell of a game tonight", Hoiberg told reporters, referencing the recent death of Thomas' sister, Chyna . Having been banished to the inactive list and end of the bench, Canaan's best moments under the United Center lights had been one-on-one matchups with his teammates hours before the real games began. Read More

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Jets won't pick up the option on Calvin Pryor

Jets won't pick up the option on Calvin Pryor

The Jets drafted safeties back-to-back in last week's NFL Draft , selecting LSU's Jamal Adams sixth overall and Florida's Marcus Maye in the second round (39th overall). McCown is the favorite to open as the starter, but his inability to stay healthy the last several seasons means Hackenberg will nearly certainly make starts this year. Read More

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Joshua defeats Klitschko in thrilling world heavyweight epic

Fury has been inactive since his defeat of Klitschko having most recently struggled with depression, but has made plenty of noise on social media in the run up to the fight having returned to training in Marbella. "I was planning to do it, it didn't work". "As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent", Joshua later added. He looked to be overmatched in the early rounds, but fought his best after he was knocked down. Read More

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The Texans select Deshaun Watson at No. 12 in NFL Draft

ESPN's Josina Anderson and Stephen A. Smith were definitely locked in on the draft and specifically on Watson . He led Clemson to two National Championship games, overcoming Alabama with a superb performance in the 2016 title matchup. Both have also said it is challenging for a rookie quarterback to start. Watson is the first quarterback the Texans have taken in the first round since they selected David Carr in 2002. Read More

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We want Cup glory for Wenger: Ramsey

City were eliminated from the Champions League by Monaco at the last-16 stage, while Guardiola gave up on winning the Premier League in January, while Chelsea were embarking on a stunning run of victories. Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez as "an critter" after he scored an extra time victor in Arsenal's FA Cup semifinal triumph over Manchester City and insisted the forward will remain in the Emirates Stadium next season. Read More

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Ravens select Houston LB Bowser in 2nd round of NFL draft

Ravens select Houston LB Bowser in 2nd round of NFL draft

Working out with Greg Ward, Fred Ross and Justice Liggins on Friday, Tyus Bowser told his former John Tyler teammates where he'd like to go after missing out on being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft . As a senior, Hill helped lead the defense by posting a career best of 52 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions and three pass breakups. Read More

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Koeman: Champions elect Chelsea are difficult to beat

Koeman: Champions elect Chelsea are difficult to beat

He said: "To win away against Everton is not easy, but I think we have to continue in this way - to go step by step and take three points from every game until the end". United suffered another of the home draws that have blighted their first season under Jose Mourinho when relegation-threatened Swansea City salvaged a 1-1 draw, Gylfi Sigurdsson's fine free kick equalising a controversial Wayne Rooney penalty. Read More

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Blue Jays player scores with spectacular dive over catcher

Blue Jays player scores with spectacular dive over catcher

By the end of another long night, it was all but forgotten that the Jays had blown a 4-2 lead, re-upped to 5-4 in the top of the ninth only to see closer Roberto Osuna get dinged with a blown save. We'll give it a go. "I'm going to talk to Pujols", Stroman said. Toronto has lost six of it's last 10 games, and as a team, has struck out more than 11 times per game in its last five games. Read More

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Braves RA Dickey exited against Mets with left quad spasm

Braves RA Dickey exited against Mets with left quad spasm

Syndergaard shut down the Braves in his first start this season, allowing no runs over six innings while racking up seven strikeouts, so he makes for a solid play Thursday. I just need to [be ready] for the game from the beginning and get guys out instead of walk people in the first inning and give up hits. Markakis finished with three hits. Read More

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Grieving Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to funeral

Dazzling on the same parquet floor where he once roamed for nine seasons, Rondo finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and a franchise playoff-record-tying 14 assists as the Bulls shot 51.1 percent. "We have to play him in the four and in the post some and get good position down there". Boston now finds itself in rare company as just the second top-seeded team under the NBA's current playoff format to drop the first two games against an 8-seed. Read More

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Get to know Cody Bellinger: Dodgers call up top prospect

Get to know Cody Bellinger: Dodgers call up top prospect

The highly touted Dodgers rookie officially notched his first hit in the majors during his debut Tuesday, collecting the stat courtesy of an infield single against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. In July 2015, MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff noted Bellinger's strengths and said: "Bellinger has the type of quick bat that produces a crucial base hit at the right time in the game". Read More

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Paul George wants to land with Lakers — Paul George

This may be the last season that we see Paul George as a Pacer. The All-Star Game is traditionally played in February, preceded by a 3-point shooting contest and a slam dunk contest. Bird made it clear last summer after acquiring Teague that the Pacers were trying to sign him to a contract extension. "If we want to win, [Cleveland is] a team that we have to work toward stacking up against". Read More

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Man Utd boss Mourinho reiterates Europa League priority over top-four finish

Man Utd boss Mourinho reiterates Europa League priority over top-four finish

Wayne Rooney scored on his return to the Manchester United starting-line up as Jose Mourinho's side enjoyed a 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday to close in on the top four. Mourinho said United may not be able to play Pogba after the midfielder, who completed the 120 minutes of Thursday's Europa League win over Anderlecht, went off in stoppage time after taking a knock. Read More

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Rangers even series with Canadiens

Rangers even series with Canadiens

They've also dropped each of their last five home playoff games. 3rd Star: Torrey Mitchell - Mitchell scored the Canadiens only goal and, along with Steve Ott and Dwight King, gave the Canadiens some much needed energy in a game where they were far less determined than the Rangers . Read More

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Blues' Stastny skates for the first time since March 21

Blues' Stastny skates for the first time since March 21

Paul. In Game 1 of the playoffs, Minnesota pulled its goalie again, and the Wild scored again. They need some semblance of belief that they can indeed put pucks past St. Instead, they played exactly like you'd picture a team would need to play to fight off a sweep: aggressive while shaking off setbacks. "At the same time, we've got a team on the ropes and we've got to make sure we take advantage of that and expect their best game". Read More

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