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Hull relegated, Crystal Palace secures Premier League status

Christian Benteke's header doubled Palace's lead while late goals from Luka Milivojevic, from the penalty spot, and substitute Patrick van Aanholt, completed Hull's misery. "We stopped conceding goals and started winning games". Now it's time to be calm and see what is best first for the future of the club, and also for my career as well. Read More »

Fernando Alonso believes McLaren auto is 'right behind' Mercedes and Ferrari's

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Fernando Alonso has left Barcelona after his frustrating Spanish Grand Prix to fly to Indianapolis, where he will begin preparations for his debut in the Indy 500. "But even without that I think that with our speed on the straights sooner or later you start to drop down". I believe that on other weekends we have had trouble-free Fridays and Saturdays only to not finish the race on Sunday. Read More »

DONE DEAL? Schalke defender Kolasinac on his way Arsenal

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Is a new left-back a necessity? "The Arsenal name is bigger than my name and coming to Arsenal is more important - you don't come to Arsene Wenger , you come to Arsenal ". Kolasinac has scored three goals and laid on a hugely impressive nine assists for Schalke this season, an extremely high tally for a predominantly defensive player in one of Europe's major leagues. Read More »

Oubre gets Game 4 suspension for Olynyk spat

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That was Celtics coach Brad Stevens' instructions to the team yesterday morning as they reviewed game film from Sunday's embarrassing 121-102 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of the second-round playoff series. You've just gotta continue to play through it and especially on the road. "I don't respect guys like that", Green told the Uninterrupted podcast. "He's dirty . Read More »

England Handed Tough Draw for 2019 Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks and England, now the top two teams in the world, would meet in a tantalising semi-final if they both won their pools and got through their quarter-finals. World rugby have confirmed the structure for the knockout stages of the 2015 tournament will remain in place in 2019. It's likely they're going to continue to improve over the next few years. Read More »

Vettel still confident despite Hamilton's win at Spanish GP

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This is what the sport needs to be like every single weekend. Hamilton won despite suffering another poor getaway. Lewis Hamilton took home the win at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, thereby breaking a streak of 10 different winners by becoming the sole repeat victor in the last 11 years. Read More »

Black Caps to play for $3.2m prize at the Champions Trophy

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The runner-up of the June 1-18 tournament will earn Dollars 1.1 million, while the other two semi-finalists will receive a cheque of USD 450,000 each. The top two from each group will reach the semi-finals. Post the ugly fiasco between ICC and BCCI, the list of Indian cricketers going to represent TeamIndia in Champions trophy was out and topped the charts for all reasons, later, it is announced that OPPO and BCCI are going to sponsor TeamIndia during this tournament, whatever the reason ... Read More »

Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane with victory over Manchester United

Glenn Hoddle and Martin Chivers were just a couple of names that were honoured by the club before they move to their new ground at the start of the 2018/19 season. "When people say "we gambled", we didn't gamble, we didn't choose Europa League". " It was a fantastic victory which the fans deserved ". All of that, said Pochettino, contributed to this day being the one that he'll remember the most from his three years at White Hart Lane. Read More »

Fans walk out as sorry Inter lose again

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Twenty minutes in with the score 0-0 during the lunchtime fixture, hard-core "ultra" fans unfurled a banner that read, "Since you don't deserve our support, today we're saluting you and going to eat". Stefano Vecchi, the youth coach, has taken the reigns as caretaker manager for the time being, but Inter are reportedly eyeing Chelsea's Antonio Conte for next season. Read More »

United goes club-record 25 games unbeaten but draw is costly

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Eric Bailly was also forced off against Swansea and Mourinho's Reds are still reeling from Marcos Rojo's season-ending knee injury. "We are exhausted", United manager Jose Mourinho said. 'I think Luke Shaw's must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury. Mourinho feels his squad is simply paying the price for a hectic fixture schedule but would not blame those who started the match as they slipped to a 10th home league draw of ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho told his Man United excuses are not valid

Mourinho accepts it could well be seen as a season-defining match, but believes the groundwork put in during this taxing first season means the campaign has been a success already. "It wasn't enough, they were more dominant and scored from set plays and we have to be sharp on that", he told reporters. It is not possible to do it every three days with the Europa League that is the competition with two more matches. Read More »

Rohit Sharma, Shami Return To Indian Squad For Champions Trophy

Gambhir's loyal fans also slammed the Indian board and a hashtag named #bringbackgambhir was soon trending on social micro-blogging site Twitter. The dispute intensified when India did not submit a squad for the one-day worldwide tournament by an April 25 deadline after its cricket board (BCCI) failed to stall a new income model being adopted by the global Cricket Council (ICC). Read More »

Arsenal send message to supporters after Tottenham defeat

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Kane scored the second goal in Sunday's historic 2-0 home win over Arsenal , winning a penalty before converting it himself, and he is now Spurs' leading scorer against the Gunners in the Premier League, with six goals. "It's good to play first and try to put that pressure on them". Then there's Leicester City, pushing for a top-half finish and hugely impressive in front of their own fans, and Hull City, engulfed in a relegation scrap and likely needing a result on the final day. Read More »

Tottenham hand over keys of White Hart Lane

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Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... When you look at our points tally compared to last season, obviously we're disappointed losing out on the title but we are growing. United are focusing all their energies on beating Ajax in the Europa League final and rested several star players including Marcus Rashford. That pressure finally paid off in the sixth minute. Read More »

Chelsea relieved after Spurs lose at West Ham

First, the Blues face Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge , and while we all know Boro are one of the poorest sides in the league, they are fighting for survival so Chelsea may not have it all their own way. We need to ask ourselves the right questions and try to understand what happened today". They had nine wins in a row, you have to play really well. "For the record I didn't say Spurs are bottle jobs but tonight's game was a test of nerve". Read More »

Novak Djokovic survives scare against Nicolas Almagro, Rafael Nadal battles through

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Nadal finally broke in the third game of the second set before having to stave off four break points on his own serve to consolidate his lead at 3-1. Kei Nishikori of Japan talks to the media after withdraw from the Madrid Open with an injury before his quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic. Tomas Berdych , the 11 seed, also progressed into the third round following a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win against Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Read More »

Pga: Kim youngest winner of Players Championship

Scott, who won the Players in 2004, now sits in a share of fifth place, five shots back of current leader Si Woo Kim . Sorry to disappoint, I can only dream of being as good as Brandel.it's clearly very easy sitting on your arse. That card effectively went to waste, and Kim spent the next two years on the developmental tour until earning his card back to the big leagues. Just a few weeks ago Poulter thought he had lost his Tour card, before Brian Gay realised there had been a clerical ... Read More »

Alonso's Indy 500 car will go to his museum

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However, Silver Arrows boss Toto Wolff clarified on Saturday night that the world champions wouldn't be interested in supplying McLaren with engines next year. "I hope that the fact that we have been hit by pips since Friday will allow us to have a good race weekend", he said. With Sauber scoring points, courtesy of eighth for Pascal Wehrlein, McLaren is the only team yet to register a top 10 finish this season. Read More »

Kevin Durant will determine the end result for the Warriors

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This wasn't a typical Golden State game. Utah held a lead in the fourth despite starting the game by shooting 28.6 percent in the first quarter. It was not just his scoring total that stood out, but rather how he got to that total. He also deserves a lot of credit for not turning the ball over once all night. If it is inevitable that the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the NBA Finals again, the big matchup will be Durant and LeBron James. Read More »

What time is it? Who has qualified? Who can England face?

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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, who attended the draw at the Kyoto State Guest House said he is satisfied with the pool allocation. New Zealand , who went on to retain the trophy against Australia in the final, and South Africa , who won the tournament in 1995, have been drawn alongside Italy as well as two unknown qualifiers from the Americas continent and a repechage round victor. Read More »

Major League Baseball notes: Mets suspend pitcher Harvey

Harvey is slated to be a free agent after the 2018 season, and there has already been talk that the Mets will look to move him at the trade deadline. This could be one of the reasons why a supposed ideal starting rotation with Syndergaard, DeGrom, Matz, Wheeler, and Harvey will never happen. Read More »

Guardiola on the attack despite City rout

Guardiola's stats are correct - Spurs had 13 shots to City's 12 when they lost at White Hart Lane in October. "The others, no chance", Guardiola said. "When we made a decision to buy Gabriel, Gabriel had a lot of "girlfriends" (suitors) to go (to), a lot of teams". The victory lifts City up to third in the Premier League and significantly boosted their goal difference as they try to secure a place in next season's Champions League. Read More »

One thing every Rangers loss this series has in common

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Game 5 and, if necessary, Game 7 are in Ottawa, plus NY would have to win a game at home. "We played like that tonight and we're going to continue to", he said Saturday after scoring the overtime goal that gave the Senators a 5-4 win and a 3-2 lead in the series. Read More »

Coach Kerr attends Warriors practice after leave of absence

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But just to hear him back in here, knowing what he's going through, means a lot to our team ... Kerr was seen entering Oracle before Sunday's game. Kerr hasn't been on the bench for Golden State since April 19 because of a back pain, but the Warriors are 6-0 without Kerr and seem to be cruising under acting head coach Mike Brown. Read More »

Neal strikes in overtime as Predators take Game 1

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid speaks to the media during an NHL hockey news conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday May 12, 2017. Both teams have a chip on their shoulder and a loss in the WCF is unacceptable to them. That may be the same amount as the Ducks , but they have had more than 10 fewer opportunities. Only Ryan Johansen was over 50% as he won 60% of the draws. Read More »

Celtics Clean Up Errors, Use Collective Effort To Win Game 5

John Wall has scorched Thomas for most of this series and will go back to playing isolation basketball in Game 6 to make Thomas almost unplayable like he was in Games 3 and 4. Given how bad they have looked in Washington , especially this series , a win in their house of horrors could give this team a jolt of confidence heading into a Eastern Conference Finals series with the loaded Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th Barcelona Open title

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Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. The eight-time Roland Garros champion needed one hour and 30 minutes to pick up his best clay-court win of the season and improve to 10-0 on the surface in 2017. He has all the right things to be a good player. "In the first set, I didn't have many chances, but I started to play better in the second", said Murray. Read More »

Bautista hits 3-run homer as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

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Kevin Pillar was doing the sidestep and was about halfway to first base when he finally relinquished the grip on his bat after realizing neither he nor the Toronto Blue Jays would be needing it again on Sunday. De Jong (0-3) worked five innings and allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks. The Mariners opened the scoring with an unearned run in the fifth. Read More »

Middlesbrough captain devastated as Premier League relegation confirmed

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Chelsea suffered September defeats by both Liverpool and Arsenal but responded by embarking upon a 13-match winning run in the league. However, Conte, after a hard first couple of months, has rejuvenated the side and will complete a full circle if they beat West Brom on Friday night to reclaim the Premier League title. Read More »

'Nobody can make me change my style of play '

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Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho watches over his team's training session at the team's training complex in Manchester, England Wednesday May 10, 2017 . So finally today, they sing. The Switzerland worldwide, who is being monitored ahead of tomorrow's trip to Southampton after aggravating an ankle injury against Manchester United on Sunday, has divided opinion among Gunners fans. Read More »

Conte leads Chelsea to EPL title, but will he stay next season?

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These were the core group of players riding on whom Conte raced to EPL title in his first season in England and now as he eyes future, he hopes not to lose some of them. With the club willing to hand him a £300,000-a-week contract, Hazard gave Chelsea further reason for optimism by giving an interview in which he claimed he could win the Ballon d'Or with his current employers. Read More »

Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3

The goal ended an 0-20 power play drought for the Ducks . Filip Forsberg gave the Predators the lead off a Viktor Arvidsson wrap-a-round miss. Watson then put the Predators ahead early in the second period with his first playoff goal, banking his shot in off Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen. Read More »

Monaco routs Lille 4-0 to effectively seal French title

Monaco enjoy a three point lead, have a massive goal difference advantage of 19 and even hold a game in hand as they host 11th placed Lille , with the Parisians facing a tough trip to Saint Etienne's raucous stadium. PSG's final two Ligue 1 fixtures see them face Saint-Etienne and Caen . "Congratulations to Monaco for the work they've done". This competition for the title is good for French football. Read More »