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Shakespeare targets Champions League return for Leicester after fairytale ends


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for holders Real Madrid in a controversial extra time win at home to Bayern Munich. "We spoke about playing direct and playing Jamie and Riyad [Mahrez] only off Leo [Ulloa] and having wingbacks". "It is true that we could have secured the game on the counter-attack and we didn't". "We've worked hard to be where we are". "[Jose] Gimenez played in the middle of midfield where people wouldn't expect him to. Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs first-round preview: Sharks vs. Oilers

SAN JOSE - Joel Ward: Following an underwhelming regular season, one off last year's playoff hero (7g 6a) will be expected to chip in when it counts. If the Sharks do have Couture and Thornton, they win in six to advance and face Anaheim. He led the Sharks with 30 points in 24 games in the 2015-16 playoffs. Read More »

Dufner eagles twice to lead RBC Heritage


It was a little bit more stressful than I would have liked but a great short game bailed me out. The average score Friday was 70.89. "And obviously I play well around here and I need to try and finish off this weekend". And Donald is again in the mix and looking for his first victory at Harbour Town. "I've been in this position before and I've got to go out there and be aggressive and make some birdies, " Donald said. Read More »

Reid back but Carroll out as West Ham prepare for Everton visit

The Hammers were in serious danger of being dragged into a fight for survival but a welcome 1-0 win over Swansea City, followed by a 2-2 draw with Sunderland last time out, has all-but secured their top flight status. "He was injured", said the Croatian. Enner Valencia can't play for Everton as he is on loan from the Hammers. "I'm not sure if that's going to be a position we'll look at if and when we're safe, and hopefully we are safe by the end of the season". Read More »

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians


Skipper Rohit Sharma would look to get back in form after an injury layoff, managing just three in the last game. MI were provided by a solid platform at the top by Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler; the opening pair added 65 before the former was dismissed in the 30sfor the umpteenth time . Read More »

Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix


The Spaniard said it was a great move for him personally, for McLaren and Honda, for Formula One and for America's and the world's biggest race as it allowed cross-promotion of so many brands - a situation that, he said, was probably impossible a year ago. Read More »

Blues great Terry to leave Chelsea

Terry has stated that he has no intention of retiring, with the 36-year-old determined to make the most of his playing days. "I've learnt so many things from you at this club to which you have dedicated more than 20 years with passion". We had some really positive talks but with everything taken into careful consideration I have decided it's the right time for me to leave. Then I realised who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs Celtic. Read More »

Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Just minutes ago, Williams took to Snapchat where she revealed that she is 20 weeks along in her pregnancy. If we go by Serena's Snapchat post, it confirms that she won the Australian Open in January while being pregnant. It's been a little over a year and a half since Serena Williams found love in the person of Alexis Ohanian . Williams will not play again in 2017 but will return to the tour in 2018, her spokeswoman said. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly Accuser Speaks Out For the 1st Time


NBC journalist Anne Thompson on MSNBC just reported O'Reilly's contract was for four years at $25 million per year. The downfall of Fox's most popular - and most lucrative - personality began with an April 1 report in The New York Times that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about disturbing encounters with O'Reilly, who continued to deny any wrongdoing in a statement hours after he was sacked. Read More »

Sam Warburton 'thrilled' to see Wales team-mate Ross Moriarty in Lions squad

They're very good players and somebody has to lose out and I'm not against that at all. Bulloch said: "You think there's been a lot of close calls, and you have an Welsh/English-dominated selection panel, so you are going to pick guys who have shown over the last few years the form that has taken them to championship games in Europe or the Premiership". Read More »

Canadiens vs. Rangers live stream, Game 4


There are 13 current Rangers who were on the National Hockey League roster the last time the club won a playoff game on home ice entering Tuesday's Game 4 against Montreal at the Garden. That was enough offense to back Cam Talbot's first shutout in four career playoff appearances. Lineup switches could do the Rangers some good, especially if Alain Vigneault returns Pavel Buchnevich to the lineup. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez reportedly found with 'John 3:16' written on his forehead

Removing a conviction after the death of a high profile defendant has precedent in the state. It was the site of a January riot in which prisoners used fire extinguishers and furniture to battle guards, and the place where defrocked Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan was murdered by another inmate in 2003 after being convicted of sexually abusing a boy. Read More »

Juventus beating Barcelona it's a nightmare - Luis Enrique

But on the evidence of last night a second comeback looks unlikely after Juventus dominated proceedings with the help of Dybala's brilliant first-half brace. Andrés Iniesta believes Barcelona's 3-0 defeat to Juventus is not as bad a result as their 4-0 loss at PSG in the last round and says the team can still turn it around. Read More »

Game 4 vs. Edmonton


Over the lunch hour, Sir Winston Churchill Square will be the site of a community rally organized by the city to allow Edmonton Oilers fans a chance to wear orange in solidarity, showing support for the team ahead of game five of the Stanley Cup playoffs against San Jose Sharks . Read More »

Hansen: Few surprises in Gatland's Lions


And Steve Borthwick, who is forwards coach for England and the Lions, has indicated that Hartley will be present for the two Tests. Perhaps Gatland's most controversial selection decision was to overlook England captain Dylan Hartley, picking instead Hartley's under-study at global level Jamie George, as well as Rory Best and Ken Owens for the hooker slots. Read More »

German Prosecutors Say No Evidence Linking Suspect to Bus Bombing


Captain Marcel Schmelzer said the "players had to function like puppets" and midfielder Nuri Sahin said it was wrong to use football as a sign against terrorism. "We were never asked - we were informed by a text message that UEFA made a decision in Switzerland". 'The team wanted so badly a bit of time to deal with it so we were in our best shape because the dream is to go to the semi-finals in Europe. Read More »

Francesca Schiavone wins Bogota WTA title


The match started with exchanged breaks and Schiavone had to save another 3 break points in the marathon game 5 to stay in contention. The 36-year-old Schiavone hadn't won a main-draw WTA match all year before stunning 2016 French Open semi-finalist Kiki Bertens and three other seeded players to win her first title since last year's Rio Open. Read More »

Serena Williams Won the 2017 Australian Open While Eight Weeks Pregnant

Serena hinted on Wednesday that she's expecting her first child, posting a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned "20 weeks". She was already nearly two months pregnant during that historic victory over her sister Venus Williams, which saw her become the most decorated tennis player of the Open Era and her first child is due later this year. Read More »

NFL Draft 2017: Ranking the top 15 wide receivers


Jones was the Chiefs' best interior defensive lineman last season with two sacks and 10 quarterback hurries. "The former Florida shutdown cornerback severly disappointed evaluators with his athletic testing, running a 4.62 40 yard dash and jumping 31" at the NFL Combine. Read More »

Monaco offers Dortmund a gift as a show of solidarity


We have had an exceptional run in the Champions League and our dream is to stay in the competition. The visitors started slowly, and the task of overturning a first-leg deficit became substantially trickier after conceding two early goals and watching Nuri Sahin's curling free-kick strike a post at the other end. Read More »

Tottenham coach Ugo Ehiogu in hospital after collapsing

The 44-year-old, who is the manager of Spurs' under-23 team, received treatment from the club's medical staff before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Did Ugo Ehiogu win any silverware? After joining Middlesbrough for a then club-record £8m fee later that year, he won the same trophy with the northeast club in 2004. Read More »

NBA Playoffs Round 1: Washington Wizards Best Atlanta Hawks 114-107

The Hawks can win a game or two at home, but this feels like a series that Washington will win in five or six games. Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder (No 17) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal defends in an National Basketball Association first round playoff match in Washington April 19, 2017. Read More »

Red Sox DH Ramirez exits with hamstring cramp


In case you haven't heard, the Red Sox are quite popular in Boston , especially on gameday in the neighborhood that surrounds historic Fenway Park. Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi left his start after throwing one pitch in the second inning with left hamstring tightness. Red Sox: Brian Johnson (0-0) will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Rodriguez's turn when Boston opens a series at Toronto, which starts RHP Marcus Stroman (1-1, 1.76). Read More »

Isaiah Thomas expected to play Game 2, then return home to family


Said Rondo: "I just tried to stay aggressive". He led the Celtics with 33 points, hitting a layup with seven seconds left to cut Chicago's lead to 104-102 in the opening game of their first round playoff series . The 22-year-old still finished with a team-high 24 points and 15 rebounds, but the shooting was too inconsistent. No one would blame Thomas for missing a game. Read More »

Paul George insists comments intended to motivate Pacers


IN notable: This marks the 11th time in Pacers posteason history in which they have fallen into a 0-2 deficit to open a playoff series. Cleveland's point guard Kyrie Irving also scored 20+ points per game, and Kevin Love is a solid scorer as well. Read More »

Russell Westbrook's record performance eliminates Nuggets

The Mile High City just experienced the Wrath of The Broadie when the Thunder escaped the Nuggets, thanks to Russell Westbrook . Harden is averaging about five points fewer and his assists are almost the same, but because the Rockets have obliterated every team-held three-point record this season, he's still only fractions of a percentage point behind Archibald. Read More »

Jose Mourinho predicted Chelsea tactics to squad

The decision to rest Ibrahimovic was one of four changes from United's draw at Anderlecht on Thursday night as Jesse Lingard and Rashford lead the line. "And I repeat the same: They are phenomenal in counter-attack, and when they have the ball it's more hard for them and when they have the ball we are compact and when they try to play counter-attack we were always in control of these link positions". Read More »

Rockets Set to Launch Three-Pointers at Thunder

If Harden wins the award and loses this series, Westbrook will be our jilted player. I think Golden State is the team to beat. The series appeals as one of the sexiest of the first-round matchups around the league purely on the basis of its superstar matchup. Read More »

Dressing room problems behind Sunderland woes, says Borini

The Black Cats boss was booed every time he got up from the dugout. Sunderland are now nine points adrift of safety in the Premier League, with just six matches remaining this season. Afterwards Borini revealed that there had been behind-the-scenes tensions within the squad this term. We should have used both goals as an advantage for the momentum. Read More »

Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins


Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning, ending the Miami Marlins' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners. "He's been a great player". With no outs and no one on, Ichiro connected with the first pitch he saw from Evan Marshall for a solo home run in his final at-bat. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton apologises for Bahrain time penalty

With Sebastian Vettel taking his second win from three races in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes has faced a reality check that it is in a very different kind of title fight this year. Tyre provider Pirelli have altered the dynamic of the product delivered to all F1 teams this season and the early indication is Ferrari have adapted better than Mercedes . Read More »

Harry Redknapp appointed Birmingham City manager

To say the decision to replace Gary Rowett with Gianfranco Zola in December 2016 was unpopular, is an understatement, and with hindsight it is something that Birmingham's owners may regret. "They've got us in it, they've got to get us out of it!" He said: "I could easily have said goodbye to it all but I love it". I wasn't interested in the money. Read More »

Frank Lampard: This is why Man United beat Chelsea


Manchester United players celebrate their 2-0 win against Chelsea . The Blues went down to a meek loss at Old Trafford that blew the title race wide open, with closest rivals Tottenham remaining four points behind with six matches to play. Read More »