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Watford lack ambition and winning mentality - Mazzarri

The 55-year-old Italian, who has also managed Inter Milan and Napoli, signed a three-year contract at Watford last summer, but will leave after just one term. The Italian guided Leicester to a sensational Premier League title 12 months ago but was sacked by the Foxes in February after a slump in the champions' form. Read More »

Nashville Predators G Pekka Rinne is Stealing the Show

It's a joke. If someone knows what goalie interference is anymore, please call me and tell me". St. Louis tallied only five goals down that stretch. I bet you halfway through the season not many people thought we'd be where we are today having this conversation. Yeo was happy with his team's resolve after the special teams struggles gave the Predators momentum. Read More »

Jose Mourinho walks out of interview with Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves

Jose Mourinho walked out of his interview with Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves after Manchester United's 2-1 loss at Tottenham. "We put players back in the right positions. "The most important thing for us is there were no injuries and some people were having a proper rest". "I can not go to Manchester City or Arsenal and put out five kids at the same time altogether". Read More »

Mourinho: I won't make mistakes in my second season


I don't lose time [requesting a switch I don't believe they would grant]. "I wasn't surprised, I really don't know why you are surprised they reached the final", he said. A problem for the weekend but not for the final. "He had little matches where the performances were not so good, but normally the performance is related to the team , so when the team was very good, he was very good". Read More »

West Ham fans mock Tottenham rivals after Lane farewell


A simple 2-1 victory was recorded, which guaranteed Spurs will finish second in the league - their highest placing since 1963. The left-back hasn't featured for Tottenham since going off injured against Sunderland back in January, and now looks set for an even greater spell on the sidelines after initially returning to training, only for the problem to persist. Read More »

Raptors' season ends with 109-102 loss to LeBron James, Cavaliers


Casey went primarily with six players all game, with Powell the lone bench player garnering any substantial minutes. "I thought the guys laid it all on the line", he said . I know I'm not a LeBron, and DeMar's not a LeBron. James added nine rebounds and six assists. Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola

They had been due to play each other in Beijing, China, last year, but the game was called off due to concerns about the pitch. With one game to play, City have 75 points to fourth-placed Liverpool's 73. I will enjoy it. "He has helped the club to where it is right now", City manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday, describing Zabaleta as "one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City". Read More »

Spurs cannot compete with rivals in transfer window - Pochettino

I will stay here, don't worry. I think that in this game, if Lester and lose, then no more than 1 ball. Pochettino, who signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal in May 2016, has seen his stock rise after leading Tottenham's closest top-flight title challenges since their double winning season of 1961 over the past two campaigns. Read More »

Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka


I don't think the Old Trafford atmosphere is consistent. It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense. I think Jones, Smalling, Mata were unbelievable, the way they performed after seven weeks of being out. Read More »

Yankees tee off on Jason Vargas in 11-7 romp over Royals


While his 2.97 ERA is impressive, it hasn't been an especially great year so far for Duffy, posting a 4.46 SIERA, 19.1 percent strikeout rate, 8.1 percent walk rate and 1.27 WHIP. Would you like to know why Danny Duffy is an ace, even though nobody outside his immediate family and the most die-hard KC Royals fans would say that? "We've been able to come up with big hits in big situations and that's what you need". Read More »

Chelsea look to keep momentum ahead of FA Cup final with Arsenal


And that's exactly what they got as Michy Batshuayi's goal edged a tight game 1-0 in their favour. It was only Batshuayi's second Premier League goal for Chelsea since joining for £33million from Marseille last summer and the 23-year-old is yet to start a league game for the club. Read More »

Pochettino Targets Two Spurs' Wins From Remaining Fixtures, Commits To Spurs Future

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is focused on enjoying his "journey" in professional football even if it means leaving the Premier League club, the 21-year-old England worldwide has said. Spurs have only conceded the least amount of goals in the Premier League so far this season, nine of which have been at The Lane while they have let in 15 on the road. Read More »

Conte says John Terry 'deserves the best' for Stamford Bridge farewell


Terry expects an emotional conclusion to his Chelsea career when the Blues host Sunderland on Sunday. "Genuinely I haven't made any decisions of yet and I'm evaluating all my options at the moment". " First of all it's important to repeat: I have two years' contract to go ", Conte added. "There are more questions than answers about what will happen next at the Black Cats , and the only thing we really know is that they will be in the Championship next season". Read More »

Jose set to lose De Gea


Now with De Gea edging towards a move to Real Madrid the boss has confidence that Romero can fill his gloves. Stoke City's Jack Butland has also been linked as a possible alternative for the English giants. Oblak is strong and confident in the air, so he should be well-suited to the rigours of Premier League football, and his reflexes and shot-stopping are truly remarkable even for a 'keeper of his already considerable standing. Read More »

Paul Pierce says the Celtics should trade the No. 1 overall pick


Meanwhile, Boston could really use an upgrade on the wing, and Tatum is the most polished, NBA-ready player in the draft. I'm not satisfied. It's definitely a blessing from God to be - I mean, if you told anybody six years ago when I got drafted that I'd be All-NBA, they probably would have laughed at you. Read More »

Nadal suffers first clay loss in Rome

One such venture forward resulted in Nadal dumping the ball into the net and he proceeded to lose the next two points to trail 15-40 on serve, before battling back for a gutsy hold. Raonic faded badly in the second set of the first meeting between the pair, the seven games taking just 28 minutes to complete. Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit, who beat top-ranked Angelique Kerber in the second round, continued her dream debut. Read More »

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick after brutal season with Jets


Adding Fitzpatrick at least provides an experienced signal-caller if something catastrophic happens to Winston . At the end of the season, Fitzpatrick acknowledged that his starting days in the National Football League were probably over, but he expressed a strong interest in resuming his career. Read More »

England v South Africa: AB de Villiers says hosts have 'earned respect'


De Villiers still maintains that Test cricket and worldwide cricket must be a priority. "I haven't retired, no". When asked if he will change his mind prior to the Test series against England, De Villiers said: "I haven't retired, no". "They did really well to come back from that", said De Villiers. They're obviously a very talented bunch, and they've earned a lot of respect. All-rounder Stokes, 25, scored his maiden Twenty20 century for Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier ... Read More »

Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 vs

The Spurs will figure a few things out, but over the course of a seven-game series, it's hard to imagine how the Warriors' offense will be grinded to a halt for extended periods. The Warriors are at full health with a returning Kevin Durant added to their weaponry. LaMarcus Aldridge had a huge Game 6 against the Houston Rockets, but tends to shy away and not be all there at times. Read More »

Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 series lead

The Warriors played without SF Andre Iguodala (sore left knee), then lost C Zaza Pachulia to a heel injury in the first quarter. THE powerhouse Golden State Warriors clobbered the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs, 136-100, on Tuesday in Oakland (Wednesday, Manila time) to make it two straight wins in the Western Conference finals. Read More »

Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden 'critical' after cycling crash


The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena said in a statement on Thursday: "Nicky Hayden's clinical condition remains extremely critical". The 2006 Champion has since been moved to Cesena hospital. Once an official statement regarding Nicky's condition is released by the hospital or Nicky's family, a further update from the team will be issued. Read More »

Always Dreaming a 4-5 favourite entering Preakness


Looking At Lee and Always Dreaming might not get that flawless trip again, and the Preakness is shorter than the Kentucky Derby and doesn't favor closers. Chief among them is Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming , who was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite. Conditions should be better on Saturday and Classic Empire will be starting just outside of Always Dreaming in the fifth starting gate for the mile and 3/16ths race. Read More »

National Basketball Association playoffs 2017: Cavaliers never trail in Game 1 blowout over Celtics


He's averaging 34.7 points per game in the Playoffs. It's hard to even believe the Celtics are the No. 1 seed in the East, because while it was only one game, the Cavs are playing on a much higher level. Jae Crowder was 4-of-6. "So we just take what the defense gives us, and that's how we try to play". James was hijacking Cleveland's offense , pounding the ball into the floor and settling for bad shots. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Raina, Gambhir dropped again as Rohit, Shami make cut

Unhappy with cricket's new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the 2015-23 cycle, India failed to submit a squad by an April 25 deadline, triggering panic among advertisers. While no major changes have been made in the squad which enjoyed a successful 2016-17 home season, the selectors have chose to back the experienced Ajinkya Rahane over youngster Rishabh Pant . Read More »

Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy

Ajinkya Rahane has been picked as the third opener, while Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin would double up as main spin bowlers as well as all rounders. He has been kept on standby along with Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik but in a short tournament like the Champions Trophy where a team will play five matches at the most, it is highly unlikely they will be required. Read More »

India confirm Champions Trophy participation

While naming the squad , the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad stated that Ajinkya Rahane , who in the last 12 months has opened the innings six times each with returns 144 runs, is the other opening option for the Champions Trophy. The Champions Trophy will commence from next month, June 1 in England and Whales. Choosing between a third spinner and an extra batsman was expected to be the major topic of discussion as the other members were automatic selection. Read More »

Real Madrid looking to edge Barcelona out in title race

Ahead of their home match with Real Madrid last night, Barcelona and Real Madrid were tied at the top of La Liga with eighty-seven points, although a far superior goal difference meant Barcelona topped the table. " Cristiano feels very well, physically great", he said. Madrid has been dominant from the start of the season, being in front for most of the league. Read More »

Tom Brady signs endorsement deal with Aston Martin, will pitch $211000 auto


Tom Brady is back in the news. The company was effusive in its praise for Brady, calling the New England Patriots quarterback "one of the most renowned and respected athletes of all time" in a press release announcing the partnership. He also appears in ads for Tag Heuer watches, UGG boots, and Purple Carrot meal kits. Brady also has his own TB12 Therapy Center by Gillette Stadium that is open to public and sells his own nutritional manual, branded protein and TB12 logo gear on his ... Read More »

Howard fastest, Honda dominates Indianapolis 500 practice

The McLaren driver , running a McLaren , Honda and Andretti-backed auto, is bidding to win motor racing's Triple Crown. The Spaniard still needs to win the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hour to complete the feat. He was going to win. For the second successive day, Fernando Alonso finishes fourth on the Indy 500 practice timesheets. Drivers all over the world know this. Read More »

Cavs' Thompson on Game 1 Incident: 'In the Past'

There's nothing else to do but bounce back, learn from it and get better". Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is a resilient dude with unshakeable confidence, so it's not a surprise that he believes his team can shrug off a disappointing Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series Friday night. Read More »

Sharapova agrees Birmingham deal

A deal has been struck with the Lawn Tennis Association to play in the event for the next two years, although she will not receive an appearance fee. Sharapova has slipped down the world rankings following a 15-month ban for breaching anti-doping rules, now finding herself way down in 211th in the women's standings. Read More »

Real Madrid: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score record-breaking goals in La Liga

We also have a very good and young squad. Real Madrid coach will take his side to Malaga on the back of five consecutive league wins and knowing that Malaga are coached by former Real Madrid legend, Michel Gonzalez. I opened the scoring and scored the second, this was important. A subsequent victory against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 would give Madrid its first European double since the 1957-58 season. Read More »