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National Road Championships: Mark Cavendish & Lizzie Deignan in squad

Lizzie Deignan (middle) won the 2013 national road race ahead of Laura Kenny (left) and Dani King Former world champions Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Deignan have been named in British Cycling’s squads for the National Road Championships in June. Manxman Cavendish won the road race title in 2013, while Adam Blythe will be looking to defend his crown. Deignan will aim to win her fourth national road race title, with Olympic gold medallist Dani King challenging. The men’s and women’s time trials take place on the Isle of Man on…

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Bruno Alves: Rangers sign Portugal defender after he exits Cagliari

Defender Bruno Alves arrived in Glasgow on Tuesday Portugal defender Bruno Alves says he has joined Rangers to win more titles after completing his move from Cagliari on a two-year contract. The 35-year-old centre-half, who has 89 caps for his country, has won the championship with clubs in his homeland, Russia and Turkey. “This is one of the best feelings that I have in my career and the last time I was a champion at a club was in Fenerbahce,” he told Rangers’ website. “I want to have this feeling…

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Terrelle Pryor: Kirk Cousins still adapting to his size and speed – Washington Redskins Blog

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor offers Kirk Cousins something the quarerback hasn’t had in the past: a big receiver who can run fast. That can lead to an adjustment period, something Pryor said is taking place. During the practice open to the media last week, there were a couple of times Pryor had separated a little down the field and the pass was slightly underthrown, leading to a breakup. But that’s what the spring is about: adapting to new players or schemes. Last season, Cousins was throwing…

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Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors are dropping charges filed against a Tennessee man for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Jacob Waddell, 36, was charged in Allegheny County with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings or processions after tossing the dead fish over the glass surrounding the rink Monday night during the Nashville Predators–Pittsburgh Penguins game. The Penguins ice crew removes a catfish from the ice during the second period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Jeanine Leech/Icon…

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George Groves says he would ‘welcome a rematch with James DeGale’

May 28, 2017 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show SHEFFIELD — George Groves would welcome a rematch and world title unification fight with James DeGale following Saturday’s sixth round win over Fedor Chudinov. After capturing his first world title with a vicious and sustained attack, WBA super-middleweight champion Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) is looking forward to some “interesting” match-ups against the likes of fellow Britons DeGale and Callum…

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Jake Arrieta of Chicago Cubs all for fighting in baseball

Not everybody condemned Monday’s Bryce Harper–Hunter Strickland fight. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta thought it was “awesome.” Appearing on 670 The Score in Chicago, Arrieta said Tuesday: “I don’t think anybody is right or wrong. I thought it was awesome. Every once in a while, it’s refreshing to see two teams emotionally charged getting after it. And when something like that happens versus continuing to chirp and talk about it, why don’t you go out there and see somebody? That’s exactly what happened in the game yesterday.” During the eighth…

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Lonzo Ball to work out for Los Angeles Lakers June 7

Former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on June 7, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. How do the top prospects in the 2017 draft rank? Chad Ford gives his new top 30 after consulting NBA scouts and general managers. The 2017 NBA draft order is set. Chad Ford updates his mock draft with picks for the Celtics, Lakers, Sixers, Knicks and more, based on team needs and intel from league insiders. 1 Related Ball also is expected to meet…

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Jamie Roberts: Wales can learn from Scarlets, says tour captain

Pro12 final highlights: Munster 22-46 Scarlets Wales captain Jamie Roberts says the national side can learn from Scarlets’ Pro12 final victory over Munster. Eight Scarlets are in the squad to play a warm-up game against RGC 1404 at Parc Eirias on Friday, before the tour to play Tonga and Samoa in June. “Those lads will come into the campaign bouncing and it’s important we learn off them,” said the Harlequins centre. “We’ve seen the way they play – the way they’ve attacked they’ve done pretty well.” Roberts, 30, who has…

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Mike Perez to face Tommy McCarthy in first fight since 2015

Mike Perez’s career has been in free fall since the tragic night of Nov. 2, 2013, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. On that night, Perez won a bruising 10-round unanimous decision in an HBO-televised heavyweight fight with Magomed Abdusalamov, who shortly after the bout was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery for swelling of his brain. He suffered irreparable brain damage and now needs care around the clock. Coincidence or not, Perez, once a rising contender, has not been the same fighter since, going…

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