Capitals advance in NHL playoffs

The Washington Capitals have beaten the New York Islanders 2-1 to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks have avoided NBA elimination again with a 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls in game five of their first-round playoff series.
Richie McCaw has been ruled out of the Crusaders' Super Rugby match against competition leaders the Hurricanes after he was concussed against the Blues.
Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley's hearing into doping allegations has been pushed back to May 18.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian sport has moved to dampen expectations of a big medal haul at the Rio Olympics by admitting that the goal to finish in the top...
GWS will be aiming to notch their first ever win over West Coast when the two teams meet in Perth on Saturday night.

Slater pulls out of Kangaroos team

Billy Slater has pulled out of the Kangaroos team for Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane due to a shoulder injury.

Hayne to speak about NFL training

Jarryd Hayne is to front a media conference for the first time since he started training with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers on April 7

Complacency not an issue for Dockers

Fremantle will be aiming to make it five straight wins when they take on Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday.
The AFL tribunal won't sit on Tuesday night after all six players cited by the match review panel accepted fines.
Former yachting boss Phil Jones has taken over the reins as the new chief executive at Athletics Australia.
Manly have re-signed boom youngsters Tom and Jake Trbojevic and Clinton Gutherson to the end of 2017, with Titans playmaker Kane Elgey set to join them.
Australian golfers Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and John Senden are revelling in the underdog role for the WGC Match Play Championship. Gol WGC
Manny Pacquiao's camp have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing: how to break down Floyd Mayweather's defence.
Sunrisers captain David Warner took on Australian teammate Mitchell Johnson and won as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs on Monday.

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