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Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat


Because the victory is encumbered, Logano still receives credit for winning; however he can not use the win to earn playoff eligibility nor receive the five bonus playoff points he received. "We'll pay the penalty and move on". He's been with us for a while now and he knows me and we have a great relationship as well. This is the second time Team Penske had a violation in a race this season. Read More »

IPL MATCH 37: David Warner masterpiece ton sees Sunrisers beat KKR


Gautam Gambhir's KKR will be a hard nut to crack for SRH. To the first ball of the innings, he charged down the track and tried to hit Nathan Coulter-Nile out of the ground. The 43-ball century was the sixth quickest in IPL history as Warner capitalised on some poor fielding to score his third IPL ton and his first since 2012. Read More »

LeBron James continues Playoff domination as Cavs win again


Lowry warmed up before the game but his left ankle didn't have enough mobility; he rolled the ankle inward for an awkward sprain in Game 2 . The Cavaliers led 28-24 after the first quarter. The Raptors were relieved to be back at Air Canada Centre after being routed by a combined 33 points in Games 1 and 2 in Cleveland, buoyed by the fact they were in the same position last season - losing two in Cleveland, then bouncing back to win two. Read More »

Conte brushes aside Inter talk as Blues close on title


The moment is really important for us and I want to transfer this message'. "On Friday we have a good chance to finish this league, to become champions". "There is only one way, to take three points and to win the title". "Honestly for sure this is a big step because now there are three games". They can achieve this with a win in this game, having won 1-0 in the reverse fixture in December. Read More »

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend warns of Japan threat at Rugby World Cup


England coach Eddie Jones said he would seek divine intervention after being handed a fiendishly hard 2019 Rugby World Cup draw in Kyoto on Wednesday. So if Ireland get past the South African test they will probably be lining up against Australia in the Semi-Final whilst New Zealand will take on England in the other game. Read More »

Kei Nishikori withdraws due to injury, Djokovic advances in Madrid


Nadal is now 13-0 on clay this year as he swept aside Belgian ninth seed David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 much to the delight a boisterous home crowd under the roof on the Manolo Santana centre court. Coric eliminated top-ranked Andy Murray in the third round, while Thiem advanced by saving five match points in a win over Grigor Dimitrov. "I know that to be able to have chances, I have to give 100 percent..." (Picture: Getty) Will such a big clash see Djokovic raise his game to continue his ... Read More »

Arsenal on course to be last year's Premier League points


Mark Hughes' side have a good chance of finishing the season in the top half of the table if they win both their games , and he is certain that Arsenal being the opponents will give his side added motivation on Saturday . The Gunners, though, have picked up just one win in eight previous Premier League trips to Staffordshire and boss Arsene Wenger is wary of the threat that lies ahead. Read More »

Giroud starts vs Stoke City in must-win match


Arsenal will be facing a Stoke side with just one win from their last nine games, yet Stoke manager Mark Hughes is confident his players will rise to the occasion. "We have to show it again, we know we have to play to win the games", he told reporters. We know we have to play to win the games, so let's keep the focus on the way we want to play and on our team spirit. Read More »

Delhi thrash Gujarat by seven wickets


With the second highest successful run chase in IPL history, Delhi recorded a seven-wicket win over Gujarat Lions here. Pant: I just told Sanju bhai, if the ball is there to hit, just go for it. "Love batsman with tremendous belief in themselves which is backed by a special ability for ball hitting.Extra Special today frm Rishabh Pant ", Sehwag tweeted. Read More »

Tony Pulis says Chelsea are worthy Premier League champions

Chelsea clinched the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season as the manager as substitute Michy Batshuayi scored the all-important goal against West Bromwich Albion to give his side the three points they needed. "They're worthy champions alright", he said . Despite their dominance of possession, Chelsea still had to be wary of their hosts' countering capabilities and, left one-on-one with David Luiz, Rondon slipped clear and raced towards goal, only to be denied by a fine ... Read More »

Giro:Postlberger takes first pink jersey (2)


The run-in to Cagliari looked a simple affair on paper, but with tough crosswinds to negotiate and a lengthy home straight that enticed the fast men of the peloton, nerves soon began to fray amid fears teams would work to cause splits. Ten bonus seconds for the win put Greipel, the German national champion, ahead of overnight leader Lukas Postlberger of Austria, who now trails Greipel by four seconds in the general classification . Read More »

Life of a goalie in Eastern playoff series is complicated


Pageau beat Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the victor at 2:54 in the second overtime period to put the Senators in the driver's seat as the series moves to Madison Square Garden for the next two games. Fans stuffed themselves into the Canadian Tire Centre for Saturday's game, and the Sens gave them hope early by quickly ending up on the power play. Read More »

Newcastle win Championship, Blackburn relegated on dramatic final day


The Lancashire club dropped into the third tier for the first time in nearly four decades despite Sunday's 3-1 win at Griffin Park, with Nottingham Forest and Birmingham also victorious. Chris Cohen doubled Forest's lead after the interval and Assombalonga missed a second penalty, but made amends with a powerful shot from inside the area to give Forest a 3-0 victory that kept them up on goal difference. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's 2015 Murder Conviction Is Thrown Out


The prosecutors also pointed to a suicide note Hernandez reportedly left for his fiancee: In it, he wrote "YOU'RE RICH" in underlined capital letters. This fact is indisputable. "He should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not have accomplished in life". Because Hernandez did not exhaust all of his legal options before his sudden death, the case reverts to the status at the beginning, as if the trial and conviction never occurred. Read More »

India Names 15-Member Squad for Champions Trophy

Manish Pandey has been drafted in as an extra batsman while Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be wicketkeeper, chairman of the selection panel, M.S.K. Prasad, told reporters. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has skipped the IPL owing to a sports hernia injury, has been included. The (IPL) franchise was magnanimous enough to listen to our request to rest him. Read More »

Eric Bailly could face extended ban after Europa League dismissal


When the subject of his future arose during a press conference to preview Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo , he said: "I've been at this club 13 years". "The history of the clubs - unbelievable". Asked what had made it such a tough season, he replied: "The players and the club". "I didn't see the incident, but he was phenomenal", stated Mourinho. Read More »

Cotton, A's stop slide with 8-5 win over Twins


Oakland will send right-hander Jharel Cotton (2-3, 5.00 ERA) to the mound on Thursday as Minnesota counters with right-hander Kyle Gibson (0-3, 8.06). RHP John Axford (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Tuesday, the first of several before he begins a minor league rehab assignment. "It's just one of those things where you start measuring your risk by having him continue to play", Molitor said. Read More »

Cleveland Indians suffer 3-1 loss to Kansas City Royals


Clevinger (1-0), making his first start in place of the injured Corey Kluber, gave up a double to Salvador Perez with one out in the fourth for the Royals' hit. "We have a great offense", Tomlins said. Manager Terry Francona said the reports from Columbus on Clevinger were good. If the infield is in, the hitter wants to get a fly ball to the outfield for a sacrifice fly and that usually means finding a pitch up in the zone. Read More »

James Harden Takes Blame For Rockets' Playoff Exit

The last time the Rockets won a series after being tied 2-2 was in the 1995 Western Conference finals when they beat the Spurs . I love him because he is the quintessential underdog, having taken the road barely traveled to get to the National Basketball Association - through the ABL to the D League to the back end of Pop's bench to scoring 18 points and checking the hell out of James Harden in a close-out game IN SIMMONS's HOMETOWN! "Obviously he had a tough game, but to me it's a ... Read More »

Phil Jackson reiterates Knicks' desire to trade Carmelo Anthony


Sure, the consistently good but not great Los Angeles Clippers, who were desperate to break through to the Western Conference Finals, may consider bringing Anthony aboard, but they do not exactly have a treasure trove of assets to draw from so the Knicks may be forced to sell low here. Read More »

Chelsea's wild Premier League title celebrations as Antonio Conte gets the bumps


While Conte has been dismissive of the story in public, Inter's interest gives him a massive bargaining chip in the end-of-season talks he will hold with the bigwigs at Chelsea, where he earns £6m a year before bonuses. It is my first Premier League title. The 1-0 victory ensured the Blues' lead at the top over Tottenham is insurmountable and means they can celebrate being champions of England for the sixth time in their history. Read More »

Hurdles king McLeod puts seven-step start on hold


In the end, Rudisha had to settle for fourth place, recording a time of 1:45.36, as two other Kenyans, Robert Biwott and Ferguson Rotich, came second and third respectively. She won silver in the 200 at the 2015 worlds, but didn't compete in the 100. Manyonga failed to record legal jumps on his fourth and fifth attempts before he wrapped up his Shanghai experience with the 8.61m jump. Read More »

Ducks look to rebound in Game vs Oilers


St. Louis Blues' Jori Lehtera (12), of Finland, scores as Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4) watches during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. In Game 3, Anaheim scored on each of its first two shots, then got a bad-angle game-winner from Christopher Wagner after the Oilers stormed back from three goals down. Read More »

Vokes traces Burnley success to Liverpool win


They never really got going, but still ground-out a point, which all but secures a top flight finish for the Baggies. "That relentless attitude served us well and paid us back". After a forgettable first half, Vokes' 56th-minute opener ignited proceedings at Turf Moor. Vokes had given Burnley the lead in the 56th minute but West Brom hit back with goals by Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson. Read More »

'Home Again' Trailer: Reese Witherspoon Stars As "A Newly Separated Loser"


Newcomer Hallie Meyers-Shyer wrote and directed Home Again , with her mom, rom-com legend Nancy Meyers , on board as producer. 'I just love a lot of things about her. "Alice is a newly separated loser", Witherspoon's character says in the trailer above. She subsequently moves to Los Angeles, where she bonds with three young filmmakers who wind up residing in her guest house. Read More »

Arsenal to slip up at Stoke, fears Charlie Nicholas


This could be seen as the flawless time for the Gunners to play Stoke , as Mark Hughes' side have taken their foot off the pedal in the last few months, as their season has petered out. The former Chelsea man was at his best to keep out a Nathan Redmond drive in the first half and knows a top-four finish is still a challenge. After being doomed to Europa League at best, they have since put on their big boy trousers, accepted that there is some serious stuff at stake here, and started ... Read More »

Golovkin: Canelo will not dominate me like he did Chavez Jr


Golovkin typically fights at 160 pounds compared to Canelo, who had been fighting around 154 or 155 pounds. "Obviously we're going to show it inside the ring ", said Chavez Jr. Kazakh Golovkin was ringside as Alvarez won 120-108 on all three scorecards. The lights then dimmed, and the 35-year-old Golovkin walked out of a tunnel and into the ring . Read More »

Here are two essential angles of Antonio Conte's post-match celebratory soaking


Chelsea's players have gone from being champions in 2015, to finishing in 10th place in 2016 following the worst-ever Premier League title defense, to being champions again. "A player who didn't play a lot scores the winning goal for the championship". "These boys have been on the field doing it week, in week out". "Now it's very important to enjoy this moment and celebrate this win because to win in England is not easy", Conte told reporters at The Hawthorns. Read More »

Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final — Madrid Open


Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 to set up high-octane semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open. As rain started to fall outside, it was Nadal who made it home safe and dry, Goffin producing too many unforced errors - including a decisive double fault - to stay competitive in the breaker. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard to play Game 1

Clint Capela finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Spurs have faced every other Western Conference team in the playoffs, multiple times in the case of Portland, Seattle/OKC, both LA teams, Phoenix, Utah, Denver, Minnesota, Dallas, and Memphis. Read More »

Real Madrid win £38m race for 'new Neymar'


The medical, which took place in Barra Tijuca in Rio now confirms that the Brazilian will be joining Real Madrid as soon as the reports sent from Brazil are assessed by Real Madrid doctors. The forward won the Golden Shoe with the seven goals he scored in the cup competition, leading his nation to victory. It will be a 3-years deal with the Brazilian club when he turns 17, although one year later he is supposed to go to Europe. Read More »

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia shocked by abuse on RAI TV


The Morocco global was connected to the studio through an earpiece when he heard a racist insult. Juventus have strictly demanded direct answers from broadcaster Rai right after a recent TV interview with their player Medhi Benatia was edited when the player from Morocco happened to hear a racist remark addressed to him. Read More »

Manchester United on course for Europa Cup final


Mourinho has now revealed that the young striker was carrying a knock at the start of the game and it seems the 19-year-old aggravated the injury during the match last night. "Sometimes a training session finishes for the group and he keeps doing his individual work with my assistants". "I can not now play with the same team that played at Celta". Read More »