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Juventus end Barcelona's stunning Camp Nou streak


Speaking at a news conference yesterday ahead of the return, Alves said his side should expect a long night in the Nou Camp and only rated Juventus's chances of progressing at 60 per cent, despite their big lead. Dortmund's arrival to the ground was delayed and the club said via Twitter that it was was because the bus had been stopped by police "for approximately 20 minutes without justification". Read More »

Stephen Curry explains Warriors' approach following Kevin Durant injury


This will give Durant at least five days off - Game 1 was Sunday, Game 3 won't be until Saturday in Portland - should Durant be ready to return by then. In addition to Durant, Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (finger) and backup forward Matt Barnes (ankle sprain) are also listed as questionable for tomorrow's game. Read More »

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

A deflated Valtteri Bottas admitted that he felt very disappointed to be asked to let his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pass him during Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix . Verstappen was helpless as he watched his auto go straight on at turn 4 and into the barriers at low speed and out of the race. We want to be operating in the top end of those - and not having 1% divide the win - not doing a good enough job by 1% and losing the race, but ultimately I think that's what it's going to be ... Read More »

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder


Scoring 51 points on the night, Brodie added 10 rebounds and 13 assists for a triple-double along with a block, four steals and four turnovers. His 51 points are the most in a playoff triple-double in National Basketball Association history, passing Oscar Robertson and Charles Barkley (43). Read More »

Mitch Haniger's 3 hits, 4 RBIs lifts Mariners past Marlins 10-5


Suzuki hit the first pitch from Mariners reliever Evan Marshall over the fence in right field for his first home run to the season to a raucous ovation from the Seattle fans. "I don't like hits getting taken from me". I got him a year ago and now he got me. "(I) can't say much about it but 'great play'". Mattingly said the hope is Hechavarria, now on a rehab assignment, will be able to play early in the San Diego series. Read More »

Giants' Bochy undergoes minor heart procedure


Bochy is resting comfortably at home following the procedure and is expected to rejoin the ball club Friday for their series opener against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Bochy underwent the procedure in San Diego and is now resting at his home in the northern part of San Diego County. The 62-year-old is in his 11th year with the Giants and has won three World Series titles with the organization. Read More »

Chelsea take another step towards the title


The Blues responded to Tottenham Hotspurs' hammering of Watford earlier on Saturday to restore their seven-point lead atop the table, and Conte has called for even more effort as his side look to reclaim the title, Goal writes. "But when we started the season, nobody thought that Chelsea could fight for the title and instead we have found the right motivation together". But I'm happy to face this kind of situation, to play with only four points' advantage. Read More »

Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook is the surefire NBA MVP

He hit a 36-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to give Oklahoma City the win. Fittingly, Westbrook knocked down a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Sunday, as he finished with his third 50-point triple-double of the season. - Westbrook scored 57 points while setting a triple-double in a win over the Orlando Magic in March. Since mid-season, James Harden has seemed to be running away with the MVP in the NBA's most exciting race in years, thanks to greater efficiency and team record ... Read More »

8 tweets that defined Game 2 of Sens-Bruins series


A similar destiny nearly felled the Senators in Game 2, with Craig Anderson's gaffe zapping all the momentum gained from Clarke MacArthur's momentous game-tying goal only 1:42 earlier. Both teams had 29 shots on goal while the hits were 53-51 for the Bruins and the faceoffs were 27-23 in favor of Ottawa. Erik Karlsson . Ottawa's captain made himself known in Game 2 with one of the slickest playoff assists you'll ever see. Read More »

Nets to sit 6 against Bulls, who can make playoffs with victory

Sitting players on a bad team that was eliminated before the season started is a joke. We know what to do to put ourselves in position to win. I think next year we're going to make a lot of strides, especially going into the summer. It seemed like chaos. John Wall was not in full game shape yet and was limited to just 12 points on 3-of-15 shooting. "They have a team that they can be proud of every night". Read More »

Prison that housed Hernandez has had its share of troubles


He had attempted to block the door from the inside by jamming it. Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of two counts of murder in that case, though he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm. Baez won an acquittal last week for Hernandez in the separate 2012 double killing of two men. Also calling for an investigation into Hernandez's death is State Sen. Read More »

Terry sends heartfelt thank you letter to Chelsea fans

But Terry has been a bit-part player for the Blues this season, featuring in just five Premier League games for Antonio Conte's table toppers. Bournemouth are another January leftover, with rumors then claiming that they enquired about a possible loan to help mitigate the loss of Nathan Aké who was recalled by the Blues. Read More »

Why Craig Shakespeare is grinning after Leicester's Champions League exit

Leicester Citys Ben Chilwell vies for the ball with Atletico Madrids Fernando Torres (right) during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the King Power Stadium in Leicester , on Tuesday. Leicester's desire to make the most of the occasion was clear from the start, pyrotechnics greeting the players as they came out while fans twirled blue, white and gold foil flags distributed by the club. Read More »

Real out to home in on Liga title after raiding Bayern

Meanwhile, Bayern now need Mats Hummels back from injury if they're to survive Martinez's suspension after he was sent off on the hour mark in Bavaria. Even now, in the slow descent of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has the power to bend games his way, to surprise and punish any opponent or observer who dared wonder if the old magic was starting to wear off. Read More »

Atletico draws up ending to Leicester dream run

They made a few blocks on the line which on another day would've gone in. "Shakespeare's changes were fantastic and after their goal they attacked us much more". "It was nearly a pleasure to compete against them", Simeone added. Atletico Madrid manager Simeone said: "I'm full of emotion and pride at the performance of my team". Read More »

Indian tycoon faces extradition after United Kingdom arrest

Scotland Yard on Tuesday arrested Vijay Mallya and produced him in a Wensminster court acting upon the CBI's extradition request. On Twitter he dismissed excitement surrounding his arrest as "expected" before an extradition hearing. Mallya's Indian passport, which was revoked when he moved to London, is now with the Scotland Yard. "If none of these bars apply in the case, the judge will send the extradition request to the Secretary of State for approval", the Home Office said. Read More »

Harry Redknapp Announced As Birmingham City Manager

Zola's run of only two wins from 24 fixtures has left Birmingham 20th and only three points above the relegation zone. That said, it is highly unlikely he will manage in League 1 if we do go down. I will come and live up here until the end of the season. "Birmingham are a team I've not see much of, seen nothing of really, they've not been on TV much this year". Read More »

Sharks ignite offense in 7-0 rout of Edmonton


And that can be a good thing. The struggling San Jose power play set a record as well, converting 4 of 8 chances (the previous mark was three set five times in the playoffs). Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 on Tuesday night to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Read More »

Tom Brady Skipping White House Visit


Spicer replied: "I think I got this, but thank you". The White House celebrations were overshadowed by the suicide of the Patriots former star Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said. Read More »

Ramos hits back at Pique over Barcelona man's Ronaldo tweet


Police entered the Bayern Munich section at half-time. He was being outshone by the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar both in the Spanish league and in the Champions League. Replays showing at least one of the goals was offside didn't puncture his happiness. "We played very well, obviously I am very happy to score all three goals, but the team has been great". Read More »

Man Utd boss believes this about Rashford

While, Chelsea's lead at the start of April was 10 points, two defeats in four league matches has seen Spurs - who have won seven straight top-flight games - eat into that advantage. "I wasn't able to transfer the right motivation to play this type of game". But it's a great feeling to know that it's hard for us to lose a match, people fight until the end. Read More »

Internet Makes Fun Of Warriors For Copying Cavaliers' Playoff Slogan

The Cavaliers have to be the No.1 choice to upset the Warriors, simply because they've done it before. The Warriors certainly defended their ground this season, as they posted the league's best record in the regular season at 67-15. "In the end, it would come down to Game 7 for a second straight year". Besides Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry , the likes of Kyle Lowry, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Gordon Hayward will also become unrestricted free agents when NBA Free Agency 2017 ... Read More »

It's Russell Westbrook's Moment, Which He Deserves Today

Westbrook leads the National Basketball Association with 31.9 points per game, scoring 2.6 points more than Harden , who ranks second in the league. Not only did Westbrook just break the record but he scored 50 points while doing so in the game against Denver . Read More »

Ronaldo at his best again in key moment of the season


Real Madrid's first opportunity of the match did not arrive until the 24th minute when Marcelo broke down the left before picking out the head of Benzema with a smart cross, but the Frenchman's effort was wide of the post. Atletico Madrid are still in the competition but their neighbours appear to have their number when it comes to Champions League games. The team's manager, Carlo Ancelotti said after the game, "We're not happy". Read More »

Can the Cavaliers cover 11 points vs. the Hawks? NBA Predictions 4/7/17

Fresh oxygen filled Boston's lungs after the loss, with the Celtics and Cavaliers now tied in the East. This week on 9 April the Atlanta Hawks will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on BT Sport 1. "We play that way right now, it's going to roll over into the playoffs, and we don't want that to happen". The Hawks are ½ a game ahead of the Bucks for the fifth seed and just 2 games ahead of the Heat, who sit in ninth. Read More »

Durant, Livingston, Barnes questionable for Game 2 vs Blazers

On Sunday our Portland Trailblazers played the Golden State Warriors, widely acknowledged as best team in the National Basketball Association. Backup guard Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain/hand bruise) and backup forward Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) are also questionable for Game 2, which is scheduled for 7:30 Oracle Arena. Read More »

Harry Kane hopes "golden boot" can fire Tottenham Hotspur to glory


They covered every inch of grass, didn't let us have a pass". This meant Cesar Azpilicueta was shifted from centre-back to the left-hand side, with Kurt Zouma brought in to play in the back three. "This team is too good not to win things". Asked to elaborate, the Italian said he was unable to "transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game". Read More »

Warburton to lead Lions for Gatland


At the time, Borthwick said he was devastated and he was in no doubt that New Zealand-born hooker Hartley would be equally distraught at missing out on a three-Test series against the world champion All Blacks that starts in June. "The great thing about Jared Payne is that I coached Jared when I was at Waikato and I didn't renew his contract and let him go". McCall said: "We're honoured to have six of our players included in the squad". Read More »

Oilers defencemen stepping up in first-round playoff series with Sharks

A wrist shot from the point by Justin Braun was redirected by Joe Pavelski on its way to the net, skipping past Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot and in. But their big failing has been to allow a Sharks team that came into the series a beat-up bunch physically and even mentally considering their skid at the end of the season to twice get up off the matt, first in Game 1 and now again in Game 4. Read More »

Juventus fullback Daniel Alves: Barcelona must keep hold of Messi


Juventus's outstanding display to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League will have the rest of Europe running scared of the Old Lady, defender Leonardo Bonucci said on Wednesday. After beating Borussia Dortmund 3- 2 in the first leg in Germany, Monaco have handed themselves a golden opportunity to secure the semi-final ticket as Dortmund will now have to fight hard to upturn the deficit. Read More »

Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead


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. Chicago is a team that seems capable of making this a series . That type of play from supporting players is what the Celtics will need to climb back into this series and play like the higher seed. Read More »