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Mourinho's 'weak and naive' foe Skomina to ref UEL final


I don't think we can finish seventh and I don't think we can finish fourth. "We have good things but, if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kind of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that". United have now played in 60 games this season, compared to the 43 of Chelsea, 45 of Liverpool, 50 of Tottenham Hotspur, 51 of Arsenal and 53 of Manchester City, the teams who are above United in the table. Read More »

Coutinho and Liverpool provide positive injury update

Liverpool's win against Watford gave them a vital four point lead over Manchester United in fifth, as they move ever closer to Champions League football. "We have shown we can compete with big teams in this league". "Everything is in our hands". It was a hard game to play, we started well but then we had to change Coutinho, Adam Lallana only trained twice in the last four weeks so it wasn't flawless but we were patient and tried to create moments. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green after Kelly Olynyk comments

Did you not watch the exhilarating 26-0 third-quarter run Sunday night, which followed a 22-0 first-quarter run Thursday night, which followed dominant moments even in defeat during Games 1 and 2? I don't know who taught them how to kick if they're kicking with their shin. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals in National Hockey League playoffs Game 7

So, Game 7 at home. For the last four periods in this series, the Capitals have owned all of the play. The Penguins won the three previous Game 7 meetings, in 1992, 1995 and 2009, by a combined score of 12-3. There was a concussion spotter at Monday night's second-round playoff game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Just like we all predicted. Read More »

Nadal snaps winless streak vs Djokovic to reach Madrid final


Djokovic won the last meeting between the pair in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters a year ago, and Nadal had not beaten the 12-times grand slam victor since the 2014 French Open final. The 14-time major victor has been in a league of his own on clay this year and will match Djokovic's record of 30 ATP Masters 1000 titles if he beats Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas in his homeland on Sunday. Read More »

Cricket Australia warns its players over escalating contract dispute


Women are going to be very well paid under the new model". "In a letter sent by CA to the ACA, chief executive James Sutherland said "players with contracts expiring in 2016-17 will not have contracts for 2017-18" unless the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) negotiates a new MoU (Memorandum of Understanding)". Read More »

Alonso stuns by earning seventh on Barcelona grid for McLaren


Despite McLaren and Honda having two weeks to find some desperately needed fixes, Alonso's auto spouted smoke and gushed fluid in a breakdown on the very first lap of practice on Friday. There are six cars - two Mercedes, two Ferraris, two Red Bulls - that will be unbeatable for the next couple of races, so to fight for seventh place in Monaco? Alonso is yet to see the chequered flag this season, having retired from the first three races of the year and failed to start last time out in ... Read More »

Real Madrid 90 Minutes from Another Champions League Title


Reaching the Champions League final is a great achievement - especially for a club that has been written off as prime European contenders time and time again. An English side has not won the Champions League since Chelsea's success in 2011/12, with the Premier League failing to have a representative in the final since that victory at the Allianz Arena. Read More »

Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation after diluted test

perth_map speculated Peppers may have declined to sign his participation agreement Friday because the National Football League couldn't test him for drugs until he signed the agreement or his rookie contract. "No. No. Absolutely not, never in my life", Peppers said on the first day of rookie minicamp, per's Mary Kay Cabot . If he has no positive tests over the next 90 days, he'll be eligible to exit to program entirely. Read More »

Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . Kyle Stanley and J.B. Holmes share the lead at 9-under 207, taking disparate paths to the top of the leaderboard. Minutes after his chances at The Players Championship ended with another classic train wreck at the Island Green at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, Jim Furyk still managed a smile and took time to sign autographs. Read More »

Arsenal maintains top four hunt with impressive Stoke victory


We have 69 points, on Tuesday will look to make it 72. "We had a hard week but we've won convincingly so the focus is there, the fighting spirit is there and we're pleased to win", Wenger said. " I thought he had done a stomach muscle so it might go away and I could see how he responds ". The team's first goal, scored by David Silva, could have been ruled out as Raheem Sterling was standing in an offside position and directly in Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel's line of vision when ... Read More »

First Round of NFL Draft Complete

In three years with the Cougars, Wilson made 77 solo tackles, assisted on 30 others and had 107 total stops, including 3.5 for lost yardage. "I'm off today", said Bill Kirby. The big Clemson receiver provides a physical target to complement Keenan Allen. "I think that one of things that is so important in any transition of this magnitude is to have that support system, transitional system that's able to guide you", Ayers continued. Read More »

Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final


In the head-to-head record between the two Madrid Open finalists, Nadal has won three out of the four matches against Thiem with Nadal's latest win coming in the finals of the Barcelona Open. He managed to do whatever he wanted really, especially in the first set. I made a lot of unforced errors, especially in the first set, said Djokovic, "I felt like I was playing well throughout the week". Read More »

Karim Benzema Insists Real Madrid Proved They're The Best


He won another Champions League game with his hat-trick goals. At the time, Pepe said: "Regardless of what the official match report says, the goal belongs to Cristiano". Despite their disappointment and despair, a special atmosphere is assured as it will be their final European game after 50 years at the Vicente Calderon. Read More »

Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return


Arcia's pinch-hit solo homer chased Harvey from the mound three batters into sixth with nobody out. We've all been there, Matt . Despite all of that, the Mets come into Miller Park as winners of their past 4 series, inching closer to.500 after a brutal 1-10 stretch in mid-to-late April. Read More »

JD Martinez's 2nd homer lifts Tigers over Angels 4-3


The 17-16 Tigers are now just a game out of first place in the AL Central, and assuming they remain in contention, the team could be content to keep Martinez and issue him a qualifying offer at season's end. That gave Pujols 1,844 RBIs, tying Carl Yastrzemski for 11th on baseball's career list. Alex Wilson pitched a snappy 1-2-3 eighth to set the stage for Martinez. Read More »

Five areas Celtics need to shore up for Game 7

But when Wall upped his final seconds shooting stats, it shined a larger light on one area where Washington's point guard has clearly improved in the last few years, particularly in the playoffs. Thomas scored five straight points to put Boston up 87-82 with 94 seconds remaining. Speaking of Morris, he had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Read More »

Chelsea not that far ahead, says Liverpool boss Klopp

And even though there is a 14-point gap between the teams, Klopp declared the gulf in class is "not that big". We were not worse than 14 points that is for sure. It is not that easy, I would say. "They will fight to win the game and I think the message for us is that we have to be spot on and 100 per cent concentrated from the beginning, because otherwise it's going to be really hard. Read More »

How to Watch Real Madrid v Sevilla in Live Streaming

Atletico has had success against top clubs, including with triumphs over Barcelona and Bayern Munich in recent Champions Leagues , but it has come up short when having a chance to win the elusive trophy that could establish the club as one of the best in Europe. Read More »

Arsenal close in, Mahrez slip spares Man City


That win lifted Arsenal to within just a point of Liverpool and level on goal difference ahead of the Reds' showdown with the Hammers in east London. Wenger confirmed former Southampton man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem - but is hoping it was mainly fatigue for the England global. Read More »

Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have played nine times this season, including five games in their Eastern Conference semifinal series . Otto Porter added 13 points and Marcin Gortat grabbed 11 rebounds. It's hard to believe the Celtics - a team that relies heavily on Thomas to carry them offensively - could survive an important game at home without their star getting his usual numbers, but it makes sense when you look at the impact Thomas had in other areas of the game. Read More »

Manchester City vs Leicester City, Premier League 2016/17

Shakespeare said: "I have sympathy because he is in there with a real black eye and a bruised eye but we have looked at the replay and there is no intent from Fernandinho , if I'm honest". "He's in his office, you can go and ask him". "It should have been offside". "Of course it was important but I am pretty sure at 2-2 we would have made a decision to attack more than we thought in the second half", said the Spaniard. Read More »

Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown


The fight is expected to be a lengthy one, as the odds of the fight going over nine rounds is -220, while the under comes in at +155. Both are orthodox fighters. "I haven't had too many fights and I needed more distance and more speed", said Chavez Jr. White said recently that the fight would take more than a couple of months to confirm, "if it gets done at all" - and the more time passes the less likely the fight is to happen. Read More »

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Pittsburgh Penguins led this Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-1 at one point, but the Washington Capitals have battled back to force a Game 7 which is set for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The NHL revamped its policies entering this season by implementing a staff of Central League Spotters, positioned in the NHL's Player Safety Room in NY, who can remove a player if he displays any symptom or sign of a concussion. Read More »

Warriors Tonight: Game 2 vs. Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena

Across three games and 38 minutes, the Jazz outscored the Warriors by 15 points per 48 minutes, per "I feel like I have one of the better seats in the house and I'm not even paying for it", fill-in Warriors head coach Mike Brown said when asked about Curry's slick moves. Read More »

Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4

The pitch got away from Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato, and caught Iannetta flush in the mush. "It got away from me", Barbuto said. Here's video of the play. However, Josh Lindblom didn't do much better than Glasnow, going 3 and 2/3rds innings and allowing 8 hits and 4 earned runs. Its a part of the game thats hard, really hard.”. Read More »

Rugby World Cup 2019 pools drawn in Japan

While they also have had three meetings with Japan in the past two years, after beating them in their pool opener in 2015, Scotland won a two-test series in Japan 2-0 in 2016. "We know how unsafe they can be, having played them in the World Cup and on tour past year". Pool D - Australia , Wales , Georgia , Americas 2, Oceania 1. Read More »

Lauda: Bottas' 'life is easier' after Sochi success

Raikkonen took third in the second Mercedes while Hamilton could only finish fourth. Bottas raced to his maiden pole position in Bahrain last month, but fell behind eventual victor Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and teammate Lewis Hamilton to finish third in the race. Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

That's why San Antonio is headed to the Western Conference finals, and Houston is headed home. Warriors star Steph Curry helps Cupertino family after teen's tragic death And Golden State showed its respect for Greg Popovich and his Spurs by practicing an extra long two hours today - the first practice since San Antonio knocked off the Rockets. Read More »

Chelsea hope to seal title at West Brom on Friday

Conte wants his players to win the title at The Hawthorns and Courtois added: 'We hope to do it at the first attempt. "Today is a big step forward". At the same time we have to keep the right concentration, to live the moment with calm, but with the right focus. N'Golo Kante has been Chelsea's best player this season and he is the Premier League's best transfer of the season, having made the £32 million move from Leicester City in the summer. Read More »

Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title

Nadal recovered well by breaking his opponent in the 10th game after Thiem did well to take the first breakpoint. Thiem fired 41 winners and six aces as the fourth seed advanced to his 12th ATP World Tour final with a first win over Murray. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Worried About Eric Bailly's Europa League Red Card


The Red Devils head to Sweden for a mouth-watering match against Ajax on May 24 after completing their final three Premier League fixtures. United managed to keep Celta at bay during the six minutes of stoppage time until the very last kick of the game when they were given a huge let off due to Guidetti's poor control. Read More »

Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Brom tie, says Cahill

Speaking ahead of the Friday night match, Brunt said: "It's our last game at home, and we've done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can". "It was probably more comfortable last time but the run-in is always the same, there is always a stage in the season when it's going to be tight, when teams are putting pressure on and you're having to win", he said. Read More »

UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2 Results


Miocic stunned Dos Santos midway through the round with a series of punches ending with a right to Dos Santos' left cheek that dropped his opponent. In typical Miocic fashion, the OH native found his range early and kept up the pressure. Jessica Andrade is riding a hot-streak of her own. "It's a pleasure for me to stand next to Ronda in this category". She pressed throughout but didn't come close to matching Jedrzejczyk's contacts. Read More »