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LIVE - Liverpool vs. Villarreal

Follow live commentary as Liverpool host Spain's Villarreal Thursday's Europa League semifinal second leg.

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4hKevin Seifert

American football making worldwide inroads

American football has gone global, with the sport growing one big dude at a time in some markets. Kevin Seifert explores the game's worldwide reach and what it could mean for the NFL.

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6hGraham Hunter

Hunter: Bale an example of Real success

Gareth Bale did it again to help Real Madrid past Manchester City into the UCL final. The Welshman is a microcosm of the reason the club keep on making it to European finals and, more often than not, win them.

12hESPN staff

Keane hopes Van Gaal stays at United

Louis van Gaal deserves to see out the final year of his contract if he can win the FA Cup, ex-Man United midfielder Roy Keane has said.

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8hNate Saunders

Verstappen promotion a no-brainer for Red Bull

Nate Saunders explains why Max Verstappen's early promotion to Red Bull makes sense for team and driver with a 2017 seat already looking like a formality.

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8hPA Sport

Murray into last eight in Madrid

Andy Murray eased into the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open with a straight-sets win over Gilles Simon.

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12hAssociated Press

Clubs infiltrated by Russian mafia - Europol

Portuguese and European police say they have broken up a cell of a Russian mafia group that allegedly laundered money through European football clubs.

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6hESPN Staff

Ella to help England's attack in Australia

Glen Ella will work with the England squad during their tour of Australia next month, as head coach Eddie Jones attempts to improve his side's attack.

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1hNick Parkinson

Fighting pride: Britons who won big in Vegas

Amir Khan is hoping to add his name to a small group of British boxers who have hit the jackpot in Las Vegas when he faces Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on Saturday.


New Zealand top T20I rankings for first time

New Zealand have moved to the top of the international Twenty20 rankings for the first time following the ICC's annual update, with England at fifth.

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Cavs enjoy 3-for-all in Game 2 rout of Hawks

Add a record 25 3-pointers Wednesday night to Cleveland's perfect postseason, as the ever-more-confident Cavaliers routed the Hawks to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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9hAndy Mitten

Mitten: Woodward and United stay quiet

Having once been a 'leaky' club, the Manchester United of today are determined to control their message and avoid news getting out, says Andy Mitten.

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11hBen Jacobs

Leicester will have to fight for Kante, Mahrez

Leicester City will go into next season as defending champions and top seeds for the Champions League - but how many of their players will still be at the King Power Stadium come August?

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Leishman withdraws from Olympic consideration

Marc Leishman has joined fellow Australian Adam Scott by withdrawing from Olympic consideration, citing health concerns for his wife who continues to recover from a near-fatal illness.

6hESPN staff

Trending: Real knock out Man City

Real Madrid booked a Champions League final with rivals Atletico Madrid after knocking out Manchester City at the Bernabeu.



GOAL, Liverpool! Bruno own goal! Liverpool 1-0 Villarreal (agg. 1-1)


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