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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators regain West finals lead, stay unbeaten at home

Heading into Tuesday night, he had a.964 third-period save percentage. "We knew what was going to happen", Ducks right wing Corey Perry said. He's now found the back of the net in each of the three games of the series. Anaheims Ryan Kesler was booed nearly every time he touched the puck on Tuesday night, but most of the venom during the third period was saved for referees Brad Meier and Wes McCauley, who had the audacity to disallow two Nashville goals. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte jokes about Diego Costa buffet jaunt — SNAPPED


But Terry's joy was short-lived, as only 40 seconds later, the 36-year-old misplayed a defensive header in his own box that allowed Etienne Capoue to draw Watford level. Chelsea could win the double too with an FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley to come. "We're losing a legend", he said. Chelsea did not spend as much as City and Man Utd did last summer but Conte still managed to win the title . Read More »

STATS DISASTER: Mourinho overseeing worst Man Utd campaign in decades


Having finished in fifth last season, United missed out on the Champions League, having to settle for the Europa League instead. I enjoy the second because in the second I know I'm not making mistakes. Mourinho's men are already assured of finishing sixth so the United boss will turn to a string of young players for a match that will see Pereira make his first start. Read More »

Arsenal's top-scorer Sanchez a doubt for Sunderland game


Three points are a must if we have any chance of scraping that top four spot, with Liverpool not playing their final game until Saturday, when we play Everton, also at home. They are maybe better than us. Arsene Wenger has congratulated Chelsea on their Premier League title but warned that next season will not be so easy with Champions League football to contend with. Read More »

Wenger 'sad' for Adams 'paper bag' jibe


When asked whether a decision will be announced shortly after the FA Cup final on May 27, he replied, "Of course". In a serialisation in The Sun (ugh), Adams said of a piece he'd written, "In the original draft, I said he couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag". Read More »

Eddie Jones laughs off 'group of death' tag


The play-off place will be decided by a home-and-away tie between the third team in the Pacific Nations Cup and the second team (again, excluding Georgia) in the Rugby Europe competition. France are showing signs of considerable improvement under new head coach Guy Noves, and Argentina are consistent top-drawer performers at World Cup tournaments. Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry calls himself "doubtful" for Game 4


Toronto led by three points at halftime but the Cavaliers kept pressing in the third and seized command in the fourth. They'd missed their first 12 three-point attempts before Powell finally ended the long-range drought with 3:09 to play in the third quarter. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard, Warriors' Pachulia ruled out for Game 3


Popovich was irate after Game 1, implying that Pachulia may have intentionally slid his foot under Leonard and said that Pachulia has a history. "It's frustrating. San Antonio was down by 17 points after the first quarter and 28 points at the half. "Not many [organizations do that], not many", Green said. This is a must-win for the Spurs, so they can't afford to be without him. Read More »

Sergio Garcia soars on windy Saturday at Sawgrass


Holmes, Alex Noren of Sweden, Chez Reavie and Jon Rahm of Spain are a shot back after shooting 68s, and 11 players, including Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Francesco Molinari of Italy, Daniel Berger and Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain are another stroke back after finishing in 69. Read More »

Board meeting set to decide Arsenal boss's fate

Sanchez is reported to be willing to stay at the North London club as long as they qualify for the Champions League as he loves living in the capital, and to do that they must beat Everton on Sunday to stand a chance. Last season Arsenal pipped rivals Spurs to an unlikely second place on the final day but even manager Arsene Wenger knows a finish outside the top four for the first time under his stewardship is now likely. Read More »

Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind

You can't play two big competitions with 15 players. And in the last 16 I was out only once. Boasting five goals, a stirring comeback, and a late victor, the clash at Wembley offered all the entertainment one could hope from a cup final. However, should they clinch the European title ahead of their Dutch counterparts, it may be seen as an acceptable season, adding to the League Cup triumph in February. Read More »

Klopp touts Gerrard as Liverpool successor


Three points separate Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, with each hoping to join champions Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in next season's premier European club competition. "It is our last game of the season at the Emirates, yes". Liverpool are huge favourites to win this weekend and Middlesbrough will need their defence to be at it's resolute best if they are to get anything out of the game. Read More »

Kane stars as Tottenham beat Leicester 6-1

But it's true that Harry Kane is our main striker and one of the best in the world. As mentioned by Pochettino, for the duration of the 2017/18 season they will play their home matches at Wembley stadium, where their European games were staged this season. Read More »

LeGarrette Blount explains why he left Patriots for Eagles


LeGarrette Blount had the opportunity to return to the New England Patriots . Speaking for the first time with the Philadelphia media, Blount called the Eagles a "perfect fit". "You build a team around players that you know will help you do that". Rarely, will you find the guy on the roster that should have been released two seasons ago. Read More »

United Kingdom 'funds' basis of wild card

Qualifying rounds are scheduled to be played between June 26 and 29, with Sharapova having to go through three rounds in order to get among the 128 players in the main draw for Wimbledon , which takes place from July 3 to 16. Murray lost to Fabio Fognini earlier this week in the second round of the Italian Open, while Wawrinka became the latest high-profile casualty at the event after suffering a straight sets defeat to American John Isner on Thursday. Read More »

EPL: Battle for Champions League spot via playoff?


Spurs lost to West Ham United and Wenger's run remained intact. They will be expected to win and are in pole position for the top four while Arsenal have nothing to lose. Liverpool finished eighth last season after progressing to the Europa League final, before losing to Sevilla, and United will end this season in sixth. Read More »

I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son


After the final whistle, fans poured on to the pitch to say their goodbyes. "We're disappointed after losing out on the title again". Winston Reid, of West Ham United, was the final goalscorer at Upton Park (last May) and the last player sent off at White Hart Lane (last November). Read More »

Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

The award for James comes on the eve of the Cavaliers playing the Celtics in Boston in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. A franchise record for total points. Cleveland's postseason onslaught continued Friday night at TD Garden as the Cavs cruised to a 130-86 shellacking of the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More »

OKC's Enes Kanter tweets stranded in Romania after Turkish gov't cancels passport


He also mentioned that he'd "attacked people in Washington", seemingly referring to peaceful protestors outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. The Thunder said they are working with the league office and still gathering information. In addition to being heavily critical of Erdogan, Kanter is also a supporter of Fethullah Gulen , a US -based Muslim cleric who Erdogan wants extradited back to Turkey. Read More »

Antonio Conte wants cash to improve Blues


There was a lot of laughter towards us. "He scrapped it and went back to what he knew best". Arsène Wenger, the head coach of Arsenal, has been running a version of the 4-3-3 formation for what seems like the last 15 years, but for some reason, he changes to a 3-4-3 this season. Read More »

Celtics' Thomas sits out 2nd half with right hip strain


Remember when there were concerns about the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cavaliers: James is first player with at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. There was no Game 7 in the rearview mirror. As ugly as it was, it still only counts as one game in the best-of-seven series. As complimentary as Stevens was of the Cavs after the series opener, he didn't believe a defeatist attitude would creep into the Celtics' minds. Read More »

Koscielny would be disappointed without Champions League football


For example - Liverpool 3 Middlebrough 0 and Watford 3 Man City 3 or Liverpool 4 Middlesbrough 1 and Watford 4 Man City 4 etc. "Qualifying for the Champions League would just be the start". Sunderland were relegated last month, while Middlesbrough had the last rites read by Chelsea last week. Arsenal beat Everton 1-0. He has given a lot to this club during 20 years and done an unbelievable job, so we need to respect this and we will respect his decision at the end of the ... Read More »

Liverpool Have To Beat Middlesbrough, Says Klopp

Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool will invest in quality players as they prepare for European football next season, while he said there is no alternative to winning trophies at Anfield. "It will be fine". Liverpool have been ravaged by injuries in the Premier League this season, with stars Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Jordon Henderson and Joel Matip all spending time on the sidelines. Read More »

Right-back Zabaleta to leave Man City

City added that no further decisions have been made on any of the other first-team players whose contracts are due to expire at the end of the season, with Yaya Toure one of the stars still facing an uncertain future. As is often the case with this Pep Guardiola side, they coasted, then eventually lost their thread, and had a Riyad Mahrez slip when taking a 77th-minute penalty to thank for ultimately taking all three points and moving into third place. Read More »

Cavs set National Basketball Association playoff record with 41-point halftime lead on Celtics


Heading into the game, James was averaging 34.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game in these playoffs. Boston's leading scorer, Avery Bradley, had just nine points. To make matters even worse for fans in Boston , some genius made a decision to go to Wikipedia and update the Boston Massacre in epic fashion. Even with James and the rest of the starters sitting out the fourth quarter, the 130 points was the most ever scored by the franchise in a playoff game. Read More »

Juventus beat Monaco again to advance to Champions League final


It will face another Spanish side in the final in Cardiff on June 3, as Real Madrid leads Atletico Madrid 3-0 ahead of Wednesday's second leg match. The Juventus goalkeeper had a different way of greeting Kylian Mbappe's goal last night. Juventus were able to drop the pace in the second half and neither Mbappe's goal nor Glik's tackle were anything more than mild annoyances as the reigning Italian champions cruised into next month's final. Read More »

Roberto Firmino boosts Liverpool FC's top four bid

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he will '100%' add to his squad this summer as Liverpool look to return to the top of English football. The only problem is that England has so many top teams so you can always do a lot of things right and even then you are out. Read More »

Would love Gerrard to succeed me at Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp

The Reds are now fourth and if they match the result of Arsenal, who are one point behind, they will guarantee a place among Europe's elite for only the second time in the last eight seasons. "We are there and we have to be as ugly to play against as possible to play". Liverpool: After sitting out the win over West Ham United on Sunday, Roberto Firmino is the big doubt for the Reds, meaning Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi may continue up front. Read More »

Conte on his future, Chelsea's two targets, possible exits and the captaincy

For this reason, I have to make the best decision for him". A further appearance and trophy could potentially follow in the May 27 FA Cup final with Arsenal, when Chelsea will seek a double. "He is still strong and the moment I called him to play he showed this". Victory for Chelsea over the relegated Black Cats would be a record 30th win in a Premier League season, breaking their own mark from the first two campaigns of Jose Mourinho's first spell as boss in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Read More »

Sidney Crosby Not Evaluated for Concussion After Crashing Headfirst into Boards

Getzlaf and Perry have combined for only seven points in six chances in Game 7 going into another one at home against Edmonton (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN). The Capitals are as close as they've been to their first appearance in the conference finals in 19 years after rallying from a 3-1 series deficit by sprinting by Pittsburgh in the third period at home in Game 5 and then delivering a masterful performance 48 hours later in a city that's often been a burial ground for once-promising seasons. Read More »

Ancelotti to sub Lahm, Alonso in final game


Philipp Lahm will be remembered as one of the all-time Bayern Munich greats, says chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "The best passer of a ball I've ever played with and you deserve all the accolades that you're getting", Alonso's former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard said in a tribute message. Read More »

Ronaldo hits out at Real Madrid fans 'Stop whistling at me'


Real Madrid travel to Andalusia to face Tony Adams' relegated Granada CF, who will be looking to salvage some pride and not finish at the bottom of La Liga. "It's the result of the hard work that all the players put in, all the players who are physically fit are contributing", Real chief coach Zinedine Zidane said, as reported by the club's website after the game. Read More »

India will take part in Champions Trophy

Dhawan is not a regular member of the Indian team in all formats and in fact has only played two worldwide matches - ODIs against England - in the past six months. 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. Read More »