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Capitals Alex Ovechkin received pain-numbing injections


One can't project injuries when handicapping any series, but the prospect of Crosby suffering yet another concussion looms any time the Pens take the ice. With a combination of Rust, Guentzel, and Sheary paired with him, Crosby has effectively taken over games at times , and is a threat every time he touches the puck. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard expected to play Sunday against Warriors

But as D'Antoni said, for the Rockets to become a proper challenger to the Spurs and Golden State Warriors, they have plenty of work to do. The last two postseasons, we've craved the eventual collision course between the Spurs and Warriors , but San Antonio has failed to live up to its end of the bargain, losing in the first two rounds and failing to go far enough to take on Golden State. Read More »

Rodgers: Gers could play into Celtic hands

One home fan was caught by Sky Sports' cameras appearing to make a monkey gesture in the direction of Celtic forward Scott Sinclair. The best they have managed was a 1-1 draw in the east end of Glasgow courtesy of an equaliser from veteran defender Clint Hill three minutes from time. Read More »

Halep, Mladenovic to contest Madrid final

However Kiki didn't give up, broke her opponent for the second time in the set and up 5-3, she didn't take advantage of serving for the set as Halep won four games in a row playing aggressive and being inside the baseline. She will play for the title on Saturday against Kristina Mladenovic of France, who upset two-time grand slam victor and eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 7-6 (4). Read More »

Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea wrap up Premier League title at West Brom


Now we are very close but we need to take another step". "It's been different year for me", Fabregas said. "We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom but for sure it won't be easy". I'm delighted for my players, they deserve this. At former club Juventus, Conte had two seasons in the Champions League: Juve reached the quarterfinals in 2012-13 before being swept aside by Bayern Munich, and then failed to advance from its group the following year. Read More »

British government in dark over who behind health service cyber attack


British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence patient data had been compromised and added that the attack had not specifically targeted the National Health Service. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of US$300 to US$600 to restore access. It demands payment in three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received in seven days, the files will be deleted, according to the screen message. Read More »

Stoke City v Arsenal


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been operating as Wenger's right-sided wing-back but limped out of Wednesday's 2-0 win at Southampton with a hamstring issue. "Every chance. I see Arsenal winning their last three games and I just think tomorrow's game is a hard game for Liverpool ". That left Arsenal in fifth place in the Premier League , three points behind Manchester City in the slot directly above. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo says Real Madrid are 'phenomenal' at the moment


Los Blancos crushed Leicester's conquerors 3-0 as Ronaldo's superb hat-trick - taking his goal tally in Europe's premier competition to 103 - put Diego Simeone's men to the sword. "We have a good advantage, but it is not over yet". We're very motivated and we want to get to the final of the Champions League . "There's a return and we have our options", the Argentine told reporters. Read More »

Spurs wrap up series with rout

And to be honest, it's not entirely undeserved. I mean, he's had a historic year, and you can't just say, 'OK, one game ...' and all of the sudden, social media goes insane. Roster improvements, in some capacity, will be made. Their first opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies proved to be no match to the Spurs. D'Antoni said he expects the Rockets to have the best offense in National Basketball Association history next season, saying they can "add layers" to the system to help Harden. Read More »

Ducks beat Oilers to reach NHL West finals

Anaheim will host the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Friday. Nobody would've predicted these two series to occur before the playoffs started. This group also brought playoff hockey back to the city of Edmonton for the 1st time since 2006. Gibson did come up big in Game 7 against Edmonton, but still finished with just an.895 save percentage for the series against the Oilers . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton secures pole in Spain

Mercedes continued their impressive start in Barcelona with another one-two in the second practice session on Friday. Despite missing out on his first pole since the 2008 French Grand Prix, Raikkonen is encouraged by Ferrari's pace and the performance of its Barcelona upgrade. Read More »

Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again

They did so in typically effective fashion, grinding out a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion that, while not particularly flashy, typified the character that manager Antonio Conte has instilled into this team after the thundering disaster that was their last season under Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Twins hang on to beat White Sox


Twins right-hander Phil Hughes ran his scoreless streak against the White Sox to eight innings before running into trouble in a 27-pitch fourth that included a dropped fly ball (Byron Buxton ) and a muffed double-play ball (Dozier). Moss' death comes after a hard start to the season for Anderson, who began the year with considerable expectations after a successful major league debut in 2016. Read More »

Guardiola plans spending spree to buy goals for Manchester City

We are the best in the league at doing that, we create more chances than anyone, but we are not always able to score the goals. Asking fans last week to judge Pep Guardiola on next season rather than this one, a lot of people will also do the same with the Belgian centre-back, with many believing his best years are behind him. Read More »

Jose takes swipe at Wenger


United rested the likes of Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Paul Pogba for the 2-0 defeat which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League via a fourth-placed finish. It seems that for Mourinho, it's Europa League or nothing. "17 matches in seven weeks, with 16 players is impossible". It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision based on common sense. Read More »

Daniel Sturridge in line to feature for Liverpool against West Ham


West Ham manager Slaven Bilic on Andy Carroll's injury problems: "Andy is kind of a player that has such a big impact on our game that we won't give up on him". Klopp admits that absence hurt Liverpool , who do not have the biggest squad depth. There are a lot of similarities in those two sides - we still have two games and we are very ambitious for six points from those two games. Read More »

City hang on to beat Leicester and move third

Sergio Aguero for Sterling 78′, Pablo Zabaleta for De Bruyne 82′, Jesus Navas for Jesus 90′. Manchester City have won their last four home Premier League games against reigning champions - each of the last two were by a three-goal margin. Read More »

Newsletter: Celtics-Wizards trudges on


Then, Thomas dawdled too long and watched Wall deflect his shot, leading to a fast break and two game-tying free throws. It didn't start well. Wall and Bradley Beal sat next to each other on the podium following the Wizards' 92-91 victory, an instant classic that is among the biggest wins for the franchise in decades. Read More »

Playoff Roundup: Ducks find offense to get Game 3 win over Oilers


While the Anaheim Ducks dominated the puck and peppered the Edmonton net with shots over the final two-and-a-half periods, Cam Talbot stood tall - when he wasn't sprawling, diving or gloving everything in sight. Rakell scored on a breakaway 25 seconds into the game for the fastest playoff goal to start a game in the Ducks' 23-season history. Anaheim has never recovered from an 0-2 series deficit, losing all seven series after digging that early hole. Read More »

Slaven Bilic "will never give up" on injured striker Andy Carroll


Liverpool travel to West Ham on Sunday before hosting already-relegated Middlesbrough in their final game of the season. Dropping Philippe Coutinho into a deeper midfield role is something Reds have pondered over for some time and an adjustment that both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp have previously experimented with. Read More »

Hamilton secures pole position, Stroll places 18th at Spanish Grand Prix qualifying


There Ferrari impressed and the first four races confirmed that it has caught up with Mercedes, with Vettel winning twice for the Scuderia, and Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas once each for the champion. From Team Lotus to Snetterton, Martin Brundle to the racing development of Ayrton Senna, Mark Webber, Johnny Herbert and more, Norfolk knows F1 - and wants to discuss it with you. Read More »

Liverpool: Boro hope to keep Reds target


I think to stand in the technical area is something that I feel is my responsibility and I understand the frustration of the crowd, they've had a really, really disappointing season. The present incumbent has studiously avoided discussing his long-term future since his elevation despite admitting he felt ready for his first managerial post, and he remained coy as he planned for the penultimate game of the season at home to Southampton on Saturday. Read More »

Chelsea crowned Premier League champions with 1-0 win at West Brom


Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could not resist reminding London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal of their barren streaks after winning a second Premier League title in three years. Irondu remarked that the coach displayed his managerial acumen by correcting the team's deficiencies and subsequently made the players world-beaters. Read More »

Cleveland Browns sign 5th round draft pick, OT Rod Johnson


That has been Garrett's approach since he joined the Browns. "Don't be scared from it or don't shy from it", Garrett said. "I've got to soak in all that information and all that greatness". "I'm not trying to take any time off", he said . Garrett had smiled about the possibility of meeting LeBron James on draft night, but it seems that James would respect the fact Garrett bypassed a night out to work. Read More »

UFC 211: Watch The Fighters Faceoff at Media Day


UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. "Cigano" was finished by Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX 17, but recovered by outpointing Ben Rothwell in April 2016. Read More »

When Is The Juventus Vs. Real Madrid 2017 UEFA Champions League Final?


Gareth Bale is set to miss the remainder of Real Madrid's league campaign after coach Zinedine Zidane said today he did not know when the Wales global will return from injury. The celebrations for Real Madrid were short lived on Wednesday night after their momentous triumph in the Champions League . Bet365, who are live streaming the game for UK-based customers, price a win for Madrid at 4/25 (1.16 ) with the draw offered at 7/1 (8 .00) . Read More »

West Indies lose Powell early after conceding 81-run first innings lead


Pakistan began the day in Bridgetown on 172-3, 140 short of their hosts' first-innings total, and it took Azhar more than a session to take his overnight 81 past the century mark. Holder was caught behind off Mohammad Abbas and Chase edged Mohammad Amir to Younis at second slip in the next over. First, the opener called for a review after being out leg before wicket in the 24th over but Gabriel overstepped in one of his eight no-balls. Read More »

Moyes ready to lead Sunderland back to Premier League


Slammed as defeatist in some quarters, Moyes' comments have proved to be brutally accurate with the club's parlous financial situation, details of which were made public in December, having done little to lift the pall hanging over it. When you come into a job, you use the word "rebuilding" - and I don't think anyone should be changing that word now. I will sit with the local journalists in time and speak with them in time. Read More »

Antonio Conte suggests Chelsea recognise his 'real value'

Antonio Conte's side only need three points from their last three matches to clinch the Premier League but want to secure the trophy at the first opportunity. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for. Tickets are being sold in the Chelsea end for close to 2,000 pounds with so many Blues supporters confident of a win at the Hawthorns. Read More »

Barcelona exhausted Espanyol out & forced mistakes, says Luis Enrique


Barcelona returned to the top of LaLiga by virtue of a superior head-to-head record over Real Madrid following last weekend's dramatic 3-2 Clasico win at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Barcelona produced the required response against their city rivals as Suarez latched onto a stray backpass to break the deadlock early in the second half. Read More »

Tottenham's Son Heung-min is Premier League player of month

The Argentinian said: "Sure the season so far was good and it's true when you don't win you feel disappointed because that is our ambition". Spurs drew at home with Liverpool earlier in the season but have beaten Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal all to nil with each finishing 2-0 and we could see the same here. Read More »

Pescara's Muntari walks off in protest at racist abuse


Instead of cursing out the Cagliari, Italy , crowd, which was making monkey noises and saying possibly worse toward him Sunday, Pescara's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari made a decision to walk over to the crowd and give a kid hurling insults his shirt. Read More »

NFL Draft: CB Lattimore thinks he'd fit with Jets


While extremely talented, Lattimore is inexperienced, having played in only 16 college games, while being only a starter for one season. Unfortunately for the 6'0, 192-pound corner from Cleveland Glenville High School, on his second 40 attempt, he came up a little lame. Read More »