Chelsea path to title eased by Tottenham losing at West Ham
- May 20, 2017

England global Dier was understandably downbeat after the match, particularly as the defeat had come out of the blue, as Spurs went into the contest on the back of a nine-game winning run in the top-flight. A third successive London derby was simply too much for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they saw their impressive run come to an end and their pursuit of Chelsea falter, just as they struggled to chase down Leicester City last season. (more...)
NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back
- May 20, 2017

If I would have got into the back of her and run into her fuel cell or something like that, it could have been a lot worse than it was. I want to thank our doctors in Charlotte, Dr. Tony Stewart a year ago missed the first eight races of the season with a fracture of his L1 vertebra, though the injury happened about three weeks before the season opened. (more...)
Sharapova faces 10-match marathon to win Wimbledon title
- May 20, 2017

Maria Sharapova will probably have to win 10 matches to claim a second Wimbledon title this year after deciding on Friday not to request a wildcard for the championships. Players, including No. 1s Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, have been outspoken about Sharapova receiving free passes into events in the light of her doping ban, as opposed to coming back from an injury. (more...)
Hansen happy to draw Springboks
- May 18, 2017

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie reacted to England's group demise in 2015 by removing Lancaster and appointing Jones and upon surveying the result of Wednesday's draw he declared "bring it on!". England are getting better and better all the time, but they're in a really strong pool. 'It's going to be interesting, smiled Hansen. We will learn from that and I am not going to describe this as a pool of death . (more...)
Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions
- May 18, 2017

We, Manchester United, for us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four. "But if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kinds of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that". "There are two games to play and we want to finish on a good feeling". "I think after I trained and I played, and he could see how I behaved as a professional, he had a different opinion". (more...)
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship
- May 18, 2017

Kim is the youngest ever to win the tournament, surpassing Adam Scott who won the tournament at the youthful age of 23 when he finished ahead of Padraig Harrington in 2004. Oosthuizen, who fell out of the lead for good with a fairway bunker shot into the water for double bogey on No. 4, watched it all day playing alongside Kim. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas Downplays Celtics' 'Funeral' Attire: 'I Wear Black All The Time'
- May 16, 2017

After looking frisky for the first few games of the series , Kelly Oubre inexplicably didn't play tonight, while Ian Mahinmi looked like an oversized fan on the court, picking up four fouls, missing his only shot, and doing nothing to stop the Celtics big men. (more...)
Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1 Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1
- May 15, 2017

But three seconds after Reaves exited the box, Nashville's Ryan Ellis buried his third goal of the post-season for a 1-0 lead with 9:26 remaining in the period. He did have two assists in the previous four games, which included a great individual effort leading to Joel Edmundson's overtime victor. The goal was his first on a power play in the playoffs since the opening round past year against Chicago. (more...)
Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on 10-day DL Yankees place Aroldis Chapman on 10-day DL
- May 15, 2017

The Yankees plan to shut down Chapman for two weeks, then re-assess his injury, meaning he could be out longer, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney. "I love the organization, they welcomed me with open arms, and that's why I made a decision to go back", Chapman told ESPN during the offseason. (more...)
Carvalho questions Conte's impact on Chelsea revival
- May 14, 2017

Facing a West Bromwich Albion side struggling at the back end of the season, Chelsea should be simply too strong given how ruthless they have been when the pressure has come on this season. "I'm used to playing every single game for every club I've been at, but I feel I've matured a lot this year. We work the same way and I know we will prepare the same way, everyone wants it more than anything now so bring it on, we are looking forward to it". (more...)
Would have been a shame if Sunrisers didn't qualify, says Warner Would have been a shame if Sunrisers didn't qualify, says Warner
- May 14, 2017

SRH now have 15 points having won 7 out of 13 games they have played this season. Put into bat, Gujarat amassed a huge 195 for five before Delhi courtesy of Shreyas Iyer's 57-ball 96 pulled off a stunning run chase to win by two wickets with two balls to spare. (more...)
Bournemouth 2 Burnley 1: King downs Clarets in late drama Bournemouth 2 Burnley 1: King downs Clarets in late drama
- May 14, 2017

Although 2014/15 brought relegation from the Premier League the Clarets finished with two wins a draw and last season they famously went 23 unbeaten at the end of the Championship season, winning five of the last six. Burnley fans thought that was the goal to rubber-stamp Premier League safety, but King had the final say. With two potential future England managers in Howe and Sean Dyche meeting on the latter's 200th league game in charge, it did not take long for the game to explode into ... (more...)
Bayern beats Leipzig 5-4 in Bundesliga, Ingolstadt relegated Bayern beats Leipzig 5-4 in Bundesliga, Ingolstadt relegated
- May 14, 2017

It was the first time Bayern took the lead having fallen behind after 65 seconds at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena. "I told him: "dear Mr Mateschitz, when you sign older players, you will be a very serious opponent for us". Ralph Hasenhüttl (RB Leipzig coach): "Congratulations to FC Bayern on an incredible victory". "It's looking good for Leipzig , they have a genuine concept which they are putting into action and also great faith in it", he said. (more...)
D-backs look for another win vs. slumping Pirates
- May 14, 2017

However, anytime a head trauma is involved, with batter is hit in that area, no one is comfortable until a full diagnosis has been made, so the team is using all precautions possible to make sure Iannetta is fine. foul tip off said mask in the process. He had a towel over a bloody nose and his mouth as he walked off. Goldschmidt suffered a broken wrist when he was struck by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri on August 1, 2014, and the D-Backs got McCutchen in the back in the ninth inning the next ... (more...)
IPL 2017: How Kings XI Punjab ruled over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede
- May 13, 2017

Smashing his two other sixes off leggie Karn Sharma in a cameo which reminded one of the way he batted when he was at his best during the 2014 IPL, Maxwell added 63 in 33 balls with Saha before he was castled while trying to make room and cut Bumrah. (more...)
Everton skipper Jagielka uncertain about his future at club
- May 12, 2017

Manager Koeman is not prepared to risk losing the player on a free transfer when his current £65,000-a-week contract expires in just over a year's time. Lukaku, who is currently the top scorer in the Premier League, has turned down a new contract at the club with his future now in doubt. "We have already tried to get players in for next season in the front positions". (more...)
Real Madrid have special Champions League connection - Vazquez Real Madrid have special Champions League connection - Vazquez
- May 10, 2017

The Zinedine Zidane-led side remained in possession throughout the match, with Rodriguez scoring his two goals as early as in the third and 11th minute respectively. "There is no B-team here". The 50-year-old, former Portsmouth manager, said his side would win if Madrid didn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo for the game. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Jokes He Might Have To Play Centre-Back For United Jose Mourinho Jokes He Might Have To Play Centre-Back For United
- May 08, 2017

Jamie Carragher is backing Jose Mourinho to keep Manchester United on course for a top-four finish in the Premier League. United are now vying with Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal for two places in next season's Champions League, with Chelsea and Tottenham all but tying up the top two. (more...)
Bottas holds off Vettel for inaugural F1 win in Russia
- May 08, 2017

In the end, Bottas managed to cross the line just 0.617 seconds after Vettel. Having tasted success, Bottas is eager for more but acutely aware that it will be easier said than done. I think I had the pace to fight with Kimi but the vehicle was just overheating all the time. The situation is further complicated by the fact that the two Mercedes were running similar set-ups. (more...)
Spurs lose Parker for rest of playoffs Spurs lose Parker for rest of playoffs
- May 07, 2017

Playoff injuries are piling up, with no team immune. One of Coach Gregg Popovich's top priorities in the final weeks of the regular season was making sure the San Antonio Spurs got veteran point guard Tony Parker healthy and in rhythm for the playoff push. (more...)
Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
- May 07, 2017

In big money race after big money race, the combination of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez has been powerful across the country for almost two decades. When the leader faded, Always Dreaming assumed the lead by a head at the 3/4 pole and widened it out from there. The win gives trainer Todd Pletcher his second Derby win. (more...)
Aldridge steps up to help Spurs down Rockets 103-92 Aldridge steps up to help Spurs down Rockets 103-92
- May 07, 2017

Game 4 is Sunday afternoon and if the Raptors do not step up their game their season will end sooner than they had hoped. Yet with a chance to prove it, they fell flat in a Game 3 slugfest the Spurs won 103-92, without future Hall of Fame point guard Tony Parker , who is done for the series after surgery to fix a torn quad earlier in the day. (more...)
Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury after toppling Wladimir Klitschko
- May 03, 2017

Klitschko offered no excuses in his post-fight interview. Joshua knocked Klitschko down once in the fifth and twice in the 11 before referee David Fields stepped in to protect the defenseless former champion at 2:25 of the penultimate round. (more...)
NHL Playoffs Roundup | Talbot and Tarasenko steal the show NHL Playoffs Roundup | Talbot and Tarasenko steal the show
- May 03, 2017

After losing Game 1 and Game 2 at home, the Ducks weren't surviving a 3-0 series deficit. To a man, the Ducks said all they had to do was keep playing the way they did in Game 2 and they'd find a way to beat Talbot. Andrej Sekera scored just sixty-five seconds in the first period. The Blues trail the Nashville Predators 2-1 in the series, following a disappointing 3-1 loss on Sunday. (more...)
New Texans QB Deshaun Watson willing to 'learn from veteran guys'
- May 03, 2017

Watson led Clemson to two National Championship games in his collegiate career, winning the second with a superb performance against Alabama back in January. "Yes (but) not yet". The last time the Texans drafted a QB in the first round was David Carr No. 1 overall in 2002. Being drafted by the Houston Texans puts Watson in a good position to continue that trend. (more...)
IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at teammates after a rare loss
- May 01, 2017

SRH thrashes KKR by 48 runs as David Warner slams ton. Kings XI Punjab dished out a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a superb 10-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils and keep their IPL play-off hopes alive on Sunday. "It helped a lot", the Aussie opener said. He picked up Chris Woakes for special treatment in the third over when he blasted the England pacer for a four and a couple of sixes to amass 17 runs. (more...)
Eden Hazard sends warning to Tottenham after Chelsea's 4-2 win
- May 01, 2017

Because, against United, we lost three points and then you had to prepare a semi-final against Tottenham. The Blues continued bossing the game nearly exclusively but would have to wait until the final two minutes of the 90 to get their fourth, although it was worth waiting for as Costa showed sublime feet to skip past half the Southampton team before arrowing his shot into the back of the net. (more...)
Ravens select Houston LB Bowser in 2nd round of NFL draft Ravens select Houston LB Bowser in 2nd round of NFL draft
- May 01, 2017

I love them". "It's definitely a blessing to be part of that legacy and part of this team", Humphrey said. Harbaugh also endorsed the defence-heavy start to the draft . This is a deep draft and Newsome would like to take advantage of that talent pool. "We kind of expect to do that every year". Though the Ravens are mostly forgiven after they took other interior offensive lineman who could possibly fill the spot at left guard. (more...)
Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Angels Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Angels
- April 30, 2017

As Molina went low to apply the tag, Coghlan went high, leaping into the air and somersaulting into home plate to score the go-ahead run. The Lansing Lugnuts (10-9) mounted a late charge, getting a three-run home run from Vladimir Guerrero , Jr., but an eight-run lead was too much for even the Sluggin' Lugs to overcome as they fell 11-6 to the South Bend Cubs on Tuesday. (more...)
Moyes stands by role ahead of Bournemouth clash Moyes stands by role ahead of Bournemouth clash
- April 30, 2017

Bournemouth came into the game on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Middlesbrough, and the visitors initially threatened to continue in the same vein as they dominated possession in the early stages. "You have to find that resolve from somewhere to get that win". Both teams need a win. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It is hard to have sympathy with an opposition manager until after the game as the focus is so much on your team". (more...)
Bulls, not Celtics, look like the No. 1 seed Bulls, not Celtics, look like the No. 1 seed
- April 28, 2017

The Bulls, who host Game 3 on Friday, dominated on the offensive glass. The Bulls didn't shoot well from the field 39-of-91 for 42.9 percent, but their defense was superb and held Boston to 37-of-85 for a mere 43 percent. Some Celtics fans may be worrying and National Basketball Association fans may say that Boston won't win this series against the Bulls. "That's the game. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks: Lack of playoff experience exposed Milwaukee Bucks: Lack of playoff experience exposed
- April 28, 2017

They returned to practice Wednesday after a brief break from what has been an increasingly rugged series . The home team has won every game of this series . Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Snell is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. We'll be back with you after Game 6 for a breakdown of the action late on Thursday night, while hopefully there'll be another pre-game podcast coming for a Game 7 very soon! "You definitely see that experience come into play and we just ... (more...)
Ravens Grant Kid's Wish to Announce Draft Pick Ravens Grant Kid's Wish to Announce Draft Pick
- April 28, 2017

On Friday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh informed Onwuanibe via video that his wish had been granted. The Make-A-Wish Foundation made the trip to Philadelphia possible for the eighth-grader who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in February 2015. (more...)
Burnley captain Heaton: Has Man Utd, Chelsea rumours unsettled Keane? Burnley captain Heaton: Has Man Utd, Chelsea rumours unsettled Keane?
- April 28, 2017

Burnley won their first ever home Premier League match which was against Manchester United in August 2009. "I think that's the final nail in the coffin for him, definitely". But the Portuguese finds his hands somewhat tied when it comes to rotating between Europe and the Premier League, with Ander Herrera and Ashley Young ready to come into the side for the clash at Turf Moor, along with the returning David De Gea and Rashford. (more...)
Playoff Roundup: Blues, Rangers and Oilers advance to second round Playoff Roundup: Blues, Rangers and Oilers advance to second round
- April 28, 2017

They have made the Sharks one of the league's top teams during their time together, getting to the Stanley Cup Final previous year and making two other trips to the conference final together. "I'm the guy that's supposed to produce and do that", he said. Joonas Donskoi had two game-winning goals in 2016. The Blues struck first on a Vladimir Tarasenko goal, and then hit paydirt again three minutes later when Alexander Steen found the back of the net for the early 2-0 lead. (more...)
Larry Bird drives an IndyCar in New York City Larry Bird drives an IndyCar in New York City
- April 26, 2017

Larry Bird is certainly an National Basketball Association hero in Boston, where he helped the Celtics win three championships in the 1980s. Or he could continue to be vague about whether he will re-sign with the Pacers or choose free agency after next season. (more...)
NFL Draft: Gareon Conley denies rape accusations
- April 26, 2017

Conley's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, has denied the accusations and called them " ludicrous and ridiculous ", according to Channel 19, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland. Winston as her assailant, the police did not even attempt to interview him for almost two weeks and never obtained his DNA". The report states that the woman met Conley in the elevator at the Westin in Cleveland and he asked her to come back to his room with his friends. (more...)
Nadal makes history with 10th Monte Carlo win
- April 25, 2017

Little did he know that 12 years later he would be winning his 10th title in Monte Carlo-marking the first time an ATP player has won a singles title that many times in the Open Era. "I feel lucky to keep playing tennis and being healthy all those years, in order to compete in one of the most lovely events of the year, without a doubt". (more...)
Bills decline to match Patriots' offer to Mike Gillislee
- April 25, 2017

The Patriots will forfeit their fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft in return for Gillislee's services. The deal was structured so that Gillislee is due to receive $4 million this year. Gillislee's signing nearly certainly closes the door on a potential return to Foxboro for LeGarrette Blount , who remains a free agent after scoring an NFL-best 18 rushing touchdowns in 2016. (more...)
Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title
- April 24, 2017

He won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012 but then lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2013 final. Almost a year to the day after defeating Kei Nishikori to win his last title in Barcelona, Nadal was in no mood to play the waiting game today. (more...)