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'Brighton & Hove Albion Prepared For Premier League Football' Says Manager Chris Hughton

Our away form has improved from previous year and probably that's the key to the success we've had this season. Newcastle were among the clubs who tried to lure him away from Brighton last summer. "This is not the first step, because we've had many steps to get to this position". "I know the history of this club". Words can't describe what Chris and all the players have done this season. Read More »

Trump draws parallels between Patriots and his White House win


President Trump was a few minutes away from beginning his story about Bill Belichick's letter of encouragement - "This handsome letter", Trump would say - when he began listing a few of his favorite memories from Super Bowl LI . During the White House ceremony, Trump praised individual players and their overall performance at the Super Bowl, saying that "everybody played a role and everybody played as champions". Read More »

Celtics' Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart's actions 'unacceptable'

ET, ESPN ) at United Center. His rebounding has proven to be game-changing, his offensive contributions have been brilliant, and his defensive flexibility has been shockingly impressive. But Bradley said while the team continues to grieve for him, it can't be a distraction when they are on the court. Game 4: Cavaliers at Pacers, 10 a.m. Read More »

Borini grabs late equaliser to give Sunderland hope

Black Cats fans taunted the manager when the Tunisia winger - making his first club start since October 29 - ended his side's goal starvation direct from a corner. - West Ham have been shown more red cards than any other side in the Premier League this season (five). April 15 (Reuters) - Bottom club Sunderland ended their seven-match scoring drought but slipped closer to relegation after a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United on Saturday. Read More »

NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder preview, outlook

Sunday, though, Beverley and the Rockets did the latter to take a 1-0 series lead. Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench after that and both teams cleared their benches soon after that. It was the start of the Russell Westbrook era, and the all-star guard did not disappoint. Houston experienced this success without transcendent performances from its MVP candidate, Harden. Read More »

Davis Cup: Australia clinches 3-1 quarterfinal win over US


Querrey had prevailed in his last meeting with Kyrgios in the semi-finals of February's Mexican Open and has the same type of power-serving style as the lanky John Isner, who initially troubled the 21-year-old on Friday. "At the end of the day we played the big points better at the end". The victory made it two-from-two following his win over John Isner on Friday, while Thompson's upset of Sock, the United States of America number one, would ensure Sam Groth's loss to Isner in the final ... Read More »

Irish Rugby bruiser Tadhg Furlong playing GAA is frightening

Hartley led England in 17 Tests during an 18-match unbeaten run that only ended when the team's bid for back-to-back Grand Slams was thwarted by Ireland in Dublin last month. Ireland full-back Jared Payne , England wing Jack Nowell and Wales back row Ross Moriarty are the surprise inclusions. The Australian may choose to rest the likes of Mike Brown, Chris Robshaw, George Ford, Joe Launchbury and Tom Wood, giving them a precious breather in a packed calendar. Read More »

Luis Enrique Targets Five Barcelona Goals In Wild Second Leg

Barca were completely outplayed in the first leg as the Italian champions sailed to a comfortable 3-0 victory in Turin. In the round of 16, Barca came back from 4-0 down to eliminated PSG 6-5 on aggregate. Juventus have won their last five games in the Champions League , the current longest run in the competition and the Old Lady's joint-longest. Read More »

Manchester United beat leaders Chelsea to open up EPL title race


Mourinho set his team up in a similar way when United fell to a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last month after being reduced to 10 men following Herrera's red card. "I wasn't able to transfer the right motivation to play this type of game". "The satisfaction [of winning the game] is for different reasons", said United manager Jose Mourinho. Read More »

New York Rangers: Plenty being said about Blueshirts' big Game 4 win

The Canadiens noticed the attempts to emulate their style - the Rangers outhit the Canadiens 74-55 in Game 2 and 41-31 in Game 3 - and changed their strategy to include players that would best compete with the Rangers . Lundqvist has been stellar in the series with a 1.89 goals-against average and a.944 save percentage. "MONTREAL â€" The Montreal Canadiens lamented their lack of finish after their Game 1 loss at home against the New York Rangers. Read More »

Kiwi Steven Adams flattens opponent with nasty screen in playoff loss

The Houston Rockets are about to start up their second season and we're about to find out soon who's the victor of this year's MVP race. The Cavs are finding their groove. They won one at home. We were just absolutely garbage. "We have to get back to the drawing board". D'Antoni has been drilling those numbers into his players' heads for weeks, bringing it up repeatedly as soon as it looked like the Rockets would draw the Thunder in the first round. Read More »

Ottawa Senators level-headed as 4th battle with Bruins approaches

But unlike the Bruins , the Toronto Maple Leafs sent their fans home deliriously happy when Tyler Bozak scored to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3. Ottawa was awarded the man advantage when Boston's Riley Nash was whistled for roughing 4:38 into overtime after throwing a punch at Ryan. Read More »

Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

While the Warriors struggled initially with Durant sidelined, they also produced a 14-game winning streak and locked up the NBA's best record for a third straight year. Curry noted they're all prepared, and was quick to mention that they just went through a month without Durant to end the season. Same went for Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who thought his two-time defending Western Conference champions were jittery in the first half of Game 1 against Portland before settling down. Read More »

Blue Jackets' Werenski out with broken cheekbone

Shoot, the Columbus Blue Jackets were right there on the ice and they missed it. Johnson scored first for the Blue Jackets at 11:46 of the opening period when he launched a wrister from the right point into traffic that bounced off Sidney Crosby's skate and into the net. Read More »

Capsule previews of every NBA first-round playoff series

The two teams split the regular season series 2-2 and the Bulls are the team with the playoff experience coming into the series. Knicks 114, 76ers 113: Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points after deciding to play in what could be his final game with NY. Read More »

Penguins at Blue Jackets

It's no secret how much Zach Werenski means to the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, even after just one season. After a lackluster performance in a 3-1 loss in Game 3, the Rangers came out aggressive early in Game 4. Werenski was one of the top rookies in the National Hockey League this season. Jack Johnson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets , who were able to outlast the Penguins when they pushed back hard in the second and third periods and then got a short-handed ... Read More »

Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride


LeBron James was beyond human during the series, Kyrie Irving hit big shot after big shot, and the Golden State Warriors did their thing, spreading the wealth and proving they were one of the best teams of all time . The ball movement from the Cleveland role players is encouraging. For Cleveland it's harder to draw conclusions though, as they know tougher challenges lie in wait should they ease through this first round as expected. Read More »

Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino scratches old sore over super-rich Chelsea

However, Begovic is confident that the team contains the players to bounce back from their recent dip in form and see the title race out over the final six games of the season. Chelsea's Gary Cahill looks dejected after the match. "In my head, I don't think it will have any impact. If we win next week it might put a bit more doubt in their minds regarding the Premier League ". Read More »

NBA Playoffs First Round: Bulls 111-97 Celtics


Although Rondo and Wade are towards the back half of their careers, their experience has proven to be a vital part in the first two games of the series in Boston . Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) talks with forward Serge Ibaka (9) after beating Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Read More »

Matteo Darmian sends strong message to Man United fans

Matteo Darmian - 7: Responding well to his second consecutive start, Darmian put in an impressive display against Chelsea. It was the ninth goal of a campaign that has seen Rashford struggle to replicate his remarkable breakthrough season, but the striker has retained Mourinho's belief throughout. Read More »

Barca need five to beat Juve - Luis Enrique


We must not get ahead of ourselves, but it's right to feel enthusiasm and tomorrow we need to focus on Serie A. "We've got to keep them as far away from our goal as possible", he told Sky Italia. In the other quarter-final tie, Monaco showed why no one will want to draw the French side in the semi-finals with a 3-1 second-leg victory sealing a 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund in the principality. Read More »

Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task

Gatland, a former All Blacks hooker, has preferred Rory Best, who captained Ireland to an historic first win over the All Blacks last November, Wales' Ken Owens and Hartley's England understudy Jamie George aas his three specialist hookers. Read More »

Atletico ends Leicester fairytale to reach another #UCL semi

Leicester didn't go out meekly - that wouldn't be the style of the team that seized the Premier League title for the first time last May with a 10-point advantage. "But I have to say what a great performance from Leicester, it was nearly a pleasure to compete against them". Atletico are drilled in the sort of backs-to-the-wall defiance they required for the last 20 minutes, and it is a tribute to Leicester that they tested a team of such steel and discipline, a mirror image of the ... Read More »

Ronnie O'Sullivan blasts snooker supremo Barry Hearn in bullying rant

It was triggered by the five-time Crucible champion being reminded that Hearn said his clipped answers and eccentric behaviour in recent media interviews had become " embarrassing ". "I don't think I have done a lot wrong in my career". This is something I do for love, but I'm not going to do it and have people trying to intimidate me and bully me. Read More »

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 4/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Chris Paul is a maestro. The Los Angeles Clippers turned up the pressure inside yesterday to salvage a split of the first two games of their National Basketball Association playoff series against the Utah Jazz. Game 2 wouldn't have the same feel to it. Even without the benefit of reliable perimeter shooting to free up clear massive lanes, Griffin did well to identity chances to slip through the heart of Utah's defense before the Jazz could collapse and harass him. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers are counting on Dahntay Jones to add fire to team

James understands the Cavaliers appear vulnerable, perhaps beatable as they enter the National Basketball Association playoffs following a recent tailspin. Cleveland also got its first look at newly signed 7-foot-3 center Edy Tavares, who blocked six shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. His shot was on line, but short and the Cavs survived a disastrous final few minutes. Read More »

OKC Thunder vs Houston Rockets: Game 2 preview


Game on! Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will try to even-up the series against James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the Toyota Center on April. For instance, Memphis lost by 29 in Game 1 to San Antonio four days ago and was down 26 to the Spurs in Game 2. The next game was his 50-point, record-breaking triple-double in Denver. Read More »

Suzuki returns to Seattle as member of 3000-hit club


That was put to the test on Monday night as he came to the plate as a member of the visiting Miami Marlins, and there was no question that the fans in Seattle still love the former Mariners great. Though he is off to a slow start in very limited appearances in 2017, Suzuki was still an effective part-time player a year ago. Angels 5, Astros 2: Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning to give Los Angeles a victory over Houston and snap a six-game skid. Read More »

Raptors even series behind DeRozan, Lowry

Antetokounmpo would still have a huge impact on the game with 24 points, 15 boards and seven assists, but gone for the most part were the soul-crushing one-step dunks that littered the first game and sucked the life out of the Raptors. They were determined to keep Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the paint, or at least make him take hard shots when he did get in the lane. Read More »

Atletico ends Leicester fairytale to reach another CL semi

Proud Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare challenged his players to fire the club back to the Champions League after their European dream ended. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg of this Champions League quarter- final, Leicester were left with it all to do as Saul headed home for Atletico Madrid after 26 minutes. Read More »

Rays hammer Porcello, Red Sox in series opener

It looked a lot like what we've seen so far from Chris Sale . "He's probably in the best spot he's been from a delivery standpoint in the year and a half he's been here", said manager John Farrell, who had planned to give Kimbrel the day off until the closer came to him and said he could pitch. Read More »