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G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

A U.S. Treasury spokesman said Mnuchin will brief his counterparts in Bari on the Trump administration's still-emerging plans to revamp the U.S. tax system - with major cuts for businesses - and ease regulatory burdens.Reflecting tensions over Trump's attitude to protectionism, there will be no formal discussion of trade in Bari , Italian Treasury officials said. Read More »

Coutinho sets new Liverpool landmark in Premier League win at West Ham

That's how it is, part of this life is to handle pressure. "We have this kind of pressure, that's the problem at the top of the table; all the competitors are really strong and they can all win football games, but we are strong also". "We scored the goals and controlled the game and could have scored more , but that's completely OK that we didn't". "I said in the dressing room immediately after that we have known for weeks that we will have to go until the end, so that's no problem for us. Read More »

Wenger: Chelsea win without much possession

Seven of these defeats have come to nil, and with defenders Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley the only players to score a few times in their last 12, they may struggle to cause the Blues any significant problem. Chelsea are scoring for fun at the moment and the man leading the way for the league leaders is Diego Costa. Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid , winning La Liga before claiming a Premier League title in his first season in English football. Read More »

Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard

Markieff Morris did the same after the Washington forward landed on Al Horford's foot in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, knocking him out of a game the Celtics rallied to win. Kawhi Leonard's status is unknown for game 2 at this time. "He was one of the coaches in our pregame film, just giving his assessment of the series and things we need to do well", he said . Read More »

Cavaliers enter conference finals

A year after all-star DeMar DeRozan , who was facing free agency, made his intentions about staying in Toronto crystal clear, Lowry had some fun verbally sparring with reporters, who asked several times about his intentions. That is 11.6 more than the first two rounds a year ago and 2.1 more than his previous best, the first two rounds of the 2009 playoffs. Or to quote a former National Football League coach: they are who we thought they were. Read More »

Mourinho: Man Utd season not a failure without Europa League triumph

The Argentina goalkeeper has played 11 of the 14 Europa League matches this season but remains back-up to the outstanding de Gea , naturally leading to questions as to whether Mourinho will switch to the coveted Spaniard for the final. Man Utd vs Celta Vigo: How did the match progress? Bailly was sent off for a swipe at Celta's former Manchester City striker John Guidetti, with Facundo Roncaglia dismissed for retaliating. Read More »

Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL

Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Find out by following our live matchcast. The Portuguese manager had arguably performed a minor miracle in stretching this team's Premier League aspirations even into the penultimate weekend, with players sold in January and a state of inertia in the boardroom. Read More »

Spurs Open Western Finals Visiting Oakland

On paper, Golden State looks to be virtually unbeatable. He'll be tasked with carrying the Spurs offensively alongside guarding Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at times , so less than full health is a win for the Warriors. While LeBron James is working on becoming the greatest National Basketball Association player in history this postseason, Popovich is building a resume that could belong to the best coach the league has ever seen. Read More »

Preds take Game 3 versus St. Louis, regain series 2-1


Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, right, blocks a shot by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson during the first period in Game 2 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 28, . He scored on the power play to put the Predators ahead 1-0 at 5:09. The bruising opening game sent Predators left winger Kevin Fiala , 20, off the ice on a stretcher after a violent collision in the second period. Read More »

West Ham confirm six out of Liverpool clash, in-form man doubtful


That being said, this is not an easy game for the Hammers as they have a tough opponent visiting but they are just coming off a win against Tottenham so as a result I think they will be high on confidence. Firmino has scored 11 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season. The first goal came midway through the first half as Coutinho threaded a ball right down the middle of the West Ham defence for Sturridge to run on to. Read More »

Antonio Conte's tactical coup makes Chelsea click again

But, all things changed when Conte took the charge. The former of which has reportedly been subject to huge interest in China that resulted in a training ground bust-up with Conte back in January. There were officially 3,004 Chelsea fans at City that day and they knew then they had witnessed a side capable of winning the title. All the time , Conte, the serial title victor, was steering them home with a sense of inevitability. Read More »

Paul Zeise: Stop with the Penguins-Capitals conspiracy theories


As I said, the Pittsburgh Penguins have played without a number of players all year and you were going to get their best game. January 1, 2011 - Crosby is hit in the head by Washington's David Steckel during the Winter Classic, and is hit again in Pittsburgh's next game by Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman. Read More »

Jose Mourinho walks out of Sky Sports interview

It would be wonderful. Instead, Ajax will play their first final in this competition since winning the trophy in 1992, and their first European final since losing to Juventus in the Champions League in 1996. His Madrid side do not win finals through calculation alone. "We're in the final, that's what counts". Ajax , meanwhile, looked to have killed their tie against Lyon following their 4-1 win in last week's home leg when Kasper Dolberg gave them a 27th-minute lead. Read More »

Manchester United's Luke Shaw To See Specialist Over Injury


Thank you so much to all of you for your messages, it was a great day and, although I didn't get the present of the three points, I hope we can have a great season ending in the remaining few weeks. United started the game on the back-foot, clearly exhausted as Swansea made the most of possession creating a couple of very decent chances via Llorente combining with the midfielders. Read More »

'A ideal afternoon' - Klopp delight as Reds deliver

But even with Liverpool in pole position, Klopp does not want his side's intensity to drop when they welcome already-relegated Boro next weekend. It has been a good last few weeks for us, but we probably have not got as many points as we should. Read More »

Alonso's McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice


That debacle came a day after Alonso gave McLaren an ultimatum of six months to give him a auto with a chance of winning a championship. "I'm happy with the weekend anyway". I'm happy with the team, but I'm not winning ". But the Spaniard, who will be replaced by Britain's Jenson Button for the Monte Carlo race, has had no second thoughts about his decision despite turning in his best qualifying result of the year. Read More »

Rafael Nadal edges Dominic Thiem, wins third straight Madrid Open

Though it was on clay, Rafael Nadal really took it to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open semifinal as the two prepare for the French Open at Roland Garros . And, having set up a fourth match point, the 30-year-old steered a backhand volley away for a victor, before sinking to his knees in delight. "This is a very emotional period of the season". Read More »

Arsene Wenger congratulates Chelsea on Premier League title

The former Barcelona man had earlier teed up Mesut Ozil for the second goal and was an influential figure in the entirety of the game as the Gunners secured another three points to keep their hopes alive of a Champions League spot. "The players have responded after a hard period". I think, let's do us the job and see afterwards what happens. Peter Crouch set up a potentially nervous finish with a 66th-minute goal - though replays appeared to show the ball going in off the forward's hand ... Read More »

Paulo Dybala reveals his favourite Juventus goal

Atletico has been contending among the continent's powerhouses the last few years, but it still hasn't been able to take that final leap and break through with the Champions League title. Another player who will not feature at Santiago Bernabeu this weekend is Pepe. Driven on by the deafening Calderon, Atletico started well, creating more danger in the opening minutes than they managed in the entire first leg before Saul nodded home Koke's corner in the 12th minute. Read More »

White Sox head west for 10-game road trip — Honda Road Ahead


It wasn't crisp at the beginning, but he battled, executed pitches". "But you couple that with the way we played defense, yeah, it was disgusting baseball". "I thought Wil's at-bat where he hits the home run was a heck of an at-bat", San Diego manager Andy Green said. That was a welcome sight after a nightmare 2016 campaign in which he was 6-19 with a 5.85 ERA. Read More »

Text of Derek Jeter's speech Sunday

But he was a Yankee, a New Yorker playing for the 'Evil Empire.' All we could do was sit back and compare him to the great players we had. The Yankees then rebounded from Luis Severino's poor start to stop their three-game slide and the Astros' five-game winning streak. Read More »

Lampard warns Chelsea bigger test awaits after Premier League title win

Chelsea clinched the title in Antonio Conte's first season as the club's manager. Conte enjoyed the on-pitch celebrations with the Chelsea supporters. "I repeat what I said before, I have a contract, two years with Chelsea , but also I like to repeat for me and my players is to be focused in the moment, the moment is very important". Read More »

Pochettino: today is my favorite memory of White Hart Lane


With Manchester United's Premier League campaign having basically ended as a result of results earlier in the weekend, many might have thought they would play with something approaching freedom when Tottenham Hotspur closed the curtain on White Hart Lane on Sunday. Read More »

Alonso targets McLaren's first points of season after stunning qualifying lap


But I am pretty sure we keep learning from the things that are happening to the vehicle", Alonso said. But even if we'd gone through, with the speed we have in the straights, sooner or later we'd drop down the order. "The inflection point will come when Honda brings a powerful update". "I think our chassis is not bad, we can normally be in the Q3, but we're lacking in power and reliability". Read More »

Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke City victory


West Ham's defeat comes nine days after the team ended Tottenham's title hopes with a 1-0 win on the most memorable occasion yet since they moved to the London Stadium. "I just think he has shown again that it's not only about talent, but it's as well about desire and fighting, and he has that as well". "It went in but we got the result, so it doesn't matter". Read More »

Cavs vs. Raptors: Five things to watch ahead of Game 3

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry told reporters Saturday he considers himself doubtful for Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday at the Air Canada Centre because of a sprained ankle. He went to the locker room to have his ankle re-taped and returned to start the second. The Raptors missed their first dozen three-point attempts, yet still they were hanging with the Cavs point for point. Read More »

Moustakas has HR, 4 RBIs, Royals finish sweep of Orioles


The Orioles jumped on Royals starter Chris Young for five runs in 3 2/3 innings. Despite the strong start, Karns didn't get a decision in the Royals' 4-3 win over Baltimore at Kauffman Stadium. After the Royals' Eric Hosmer walked, the Orioles brought on Alec Asher , who hit Salvador Perez with a pitch and loaded the bases. That lead vanished in a hurry. Read More »

Nothing would make Avery Bradley happier than ending series vs

Look for a dominant game from Wall to will his team to a victory while extending their playoff lives to a Game 7 in Boston . It won't matter the location if the Celtics' role players produce as they did in the previous meeting. They're going to protect Olynyk here. "Everyone knows that once you make some easy shots, the next shots become easier". One major difference in Game 5 for the Celtics was a much better start . Read More »

Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled

Jeter, who played his final season in 2014 after a 20-year career in NY, became the 22nd player in franchise history to have his number retired. Because Jeter, from the time he ran out to shortstop for good in April of 1996, turned out to be as important a figure for the New York Yankees as Ruth was in the 1920s. Read More »