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Gabby Agbonlahor: Steve Bruce says Aston Villa striker may earn new contract


It looks as if Redknapp and Steve Cotterill, his assistant, are going to have to earn any money they may or may not be due for taking on this challenge. He was impeccable for the first two months. You can talk about tactics and this, that and the other but supporters want to see exactly what he did, in a derby match, where it means something. Read More »

Rudy Gobert still questionable to return versus LA


An MRI taken later that night revealed no ligament damage, and Gobert was diagnosed as a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion, according to . The Jazz ended up posting a net rating of plus-8.1 with Gobert on the floor compared to minus-2.9 with the Frenchman on the bench. Derrick Favors filled the center role capably and the Jazz managed to win. Read More »

Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas pair wins men's doubles crown

The unseeded pair played out of its skin to get the better of its opponents 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in the summit-clash of the clay court tournament .The match, played at the Monte Carlo Country Club, lasted an hour and 14 minutes. Bopanna/Cuevas saved all three break points they faced in the first set and converted one out of the two break chances they had, the sole break of serve proving the difference as the Indo-Uruguayan duo won 29 points to their opponents' 27 to edge the set. Read More »

Tottenham fans applaud Chelsea player on Twitter

The game on Saturday lived up to all the hype, as it was a game that had a little bit of everything. Pochettino also surprised everyone by naming Kyle Walker on the bench with Kieran Trippier his replacement while Son Heung-min played as a left wing back for Spurs as they went with three at the back. Read More »

Chelsea edge Tottenham in thrilling FA Cup semi

Pochettino could only look on with envy at such stellar options from the bench and believes Chelsea's substitutes made a key impact as Spurs suffered a seventh consecutive FA Cup semi-final defeat. Spain striker Costa and Belgium playmaker Hazard have each loved remarkable seasons for the Premier League leaders, scoring 32 goals between them. "We can't put our finger really on why - a bit of luck, a bit of momentum swung their way and it was just hard to come back from that". Read More »

Rudy Gobert Ruled out for Game 3 vs. Clippers with Knee Injury


He's also averaging eight rebounds over these two games and has dished out 2.5 assists. The Jazz never led in the game and got no closer than six points in the fourth. Both George Hill and Gordon Hayward approached him when he caught the ball, and he froze Hayward with a ball fake. "It's an important game for us", Snyder said. Read More »

Bruins stay alive with 2 OT win over Senators

I don't know how to explain it any better than they're pushing, we're pushing and it goes to double overtime, anything can happen. Acciari muscled the puck into the net but the call on the ice was no goal. "It feels good to keep the series going and do what we came here to do". The Bruins had two chances in the first overtime period to end the game. After a review, however, the goal was wiped out when it was ruled Kuraly was guilty of goalie interference. Read More »

I Think Paul George Hates His Team

Smith wasn't happy the Cavs' medical staff kept him out of the game and vowed he'd be ready for Game 3 on Thursday night in Indianapolis . I think the Cavaliers are a more unsafe team when Korver is involved, and it's worth wondering if more time with the starters will allow him to get loose. Read More »

Sanchez sends Arsenal into FA Cup final with win over City

Arsenal hung on, Petr Cech making some crucial saves, and now they will be facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final one month from now. Back on Thursday morning Wenger spoke confidently about how the change of scene, from the fight for fourth to a cup semi, would inspire the players. Read More »

Capitals captain Ovechkin injured in Game 5

Capitals coach Barry Trotz has mostly trusted Matt Niskanen and Dmitry Orlov to defend the trio and while that's been relatively effective in terms of puck possession, Washington won't have the final say on matchups in Toronto and Babcock can certainly take advantage in Game 6. Read More »

5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

And Langley said on Chelsea TV, when referring to those who say it could be squeeky bum time for the Blues: "I haven't got squeaky bum time [for Chelsea ], Spurs have got squeaky bum time". Why? "I think sometimes people say we're still second and Chelsea are still seven points clear - or four now - so they don't think we are doing as well as last season", Kane said. Read More »

Gary Lineker says Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is special


April. 17 (ANI): A resurgent Manchester United put up an unexpected brilliant performance as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 to breathe new life into the Premier League title race on Sunday at the Old Trafford . Darmian is sure their fine display against the league leaders at Old Trafford will set them up for success in this season's run-in. Conte's Chelsea might just win the Premier League , but as of now, the stumbling block is visible from afar. Read More »

Cavaliers storm past Pacers


How do the Cavs follow up their record-setting act in Game 3? And the Cavaliers turned a beautifully built first half into a pile of splinters. James delivered 28 second-half points as he took over the contest in the fourth quarter in front of a crowd of 18,100 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena. Read More »

Ibrahimovic and Rojo facing lengthy spells out with serious knee injuries


United stayed in fifth place but is now a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with the cross-town rivals meeting in an eagerly anticipated derby match at City's Etihad Stadium on Thursday. "He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him". Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered against Anderlecht in a Europa League quarterfinal match played on Thursday, April 20. Read More »

Grizzlies will need more from ol' Zach Randolph vs. Spurs

Luckily, Leonard's passiveness will likely not carry over into game four, as i'm sure Gregg Popovich has made it very clear that Leonard needs to remain aggressive. But it wasn't old news inside FedExForum Thursday, April 20, where the Spurs and Grizzlies met in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series . Read More »

Griezmann walks out on interview after questions over Atleti future


The France international's adviser Eric Olhats said that his client is willing to speak to both clubs, but is happy with at his current employers. 'We're thinking right now about the most suitable offer. Olhats said United "told us about their project" and had been the "first and the most solid" in expressing an interest in signing Griezmann. "He might not be in their plans any more ". Read More »

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

During the second half and nearly midway through the third quarter, the Trail Blazers were up 13 and after coming off a screen, C.J. McCollum nailed a handsome three-pointer from the top of the key to make it a 16-point game. Kevin Durant has missed the last two games of the team's first-round series, but the Mercury News suggests Kerr's absence is a bigger threat to Golden State's championship aspirations. Read More »

3-4-3 formation we used against Middlesbrough not permanent - Wenger

He has also challenged his players to win their remaining seven games to keep alive slim hopes of a top-four finish. "It was not ideal but the commitment and focus was there", said Wenger. "It's a massive honour to play for a team like Arsenal ". On a tricky surface and in incessant rain, Middlesbrough would have felt that they could get at a vulnerable Arsenal side, who had suffered four consecutive away day Premier League losses. Read More »

Pep Guardiola relishing Wembley return with Manchester City

Arsene Wenger once again dodged questions around his future at his press conference to preview the cup semi-final, but did say failure to win against City, or deliver a record seventh FA Cup , will have no bearing on whether he is in the dugout at the Emirates Stadium next season. Read More »

Barcelona leaves Neymar out of 'clasico' against Madrid

By contrast, Madrid overcame Bayern Munich after extra-time in both thrilling and controversial circumstances, keeping it on course to be the first club to retain the European title in the UEFA Champions League era. Ronaldo has 16 goals in 26 matches between the clubs, the third-best mark behind Messi and Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano. Barca travel to the Spanish capital three points behind Madrid but could go to the top with a Clasico win. Read More »

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

It's the realization that shorthanded Golden State is still better than nearly anyone, certainly better than the Trail Blazers, whose best shot was rebuffed Saturday night. The rest of the team then scrambled to fill the gaps, leading to lob passes to McGee and kick outs. It was the second game of Golden State's first-round series with Portland that Durant has missed because of the injury . Read More »

Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi Leonard scores 43 points in OT loss

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker , right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The Zig-Zag Theory in its purest form is a playoff system where you select a team that lost their previous game to win their next game. The Memphis crowd wasn't almost as energetic at the start compared to Game 3 , except of course when they disagreed with the ... Read More »

Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico


Barca argued it could not be proved Neymar's reaction was directed at the official, but the Royal Spanish Football Federation's Appeals Committee rejected that claim and upheld the sanction. Madrid were out of the running when they hosted their rivals in the penultimate game of the season, but were hoping to kill off Barca's slim hopes of catching leaders Deportivo La Coruna. Read More »

Novak Djokovic through to Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters quarter-finals


The Briton, who had a first-round bye, had not played competitive tennis since injuring his elbow in March and began with three double faults as he lost his opening service game on Wednesday. After breaking Murray's serve again, Ramos-Vinolas served out the match on his second match point. He set up a match point with an excellent backhand cross-court victor as he retrieved a shot deep into the court, and clinched victory when Muller hit a forehand wide. Read More »

Moses shines in Wembley as Chelsea cruise into FA Cup Final

Tottenham dominated the remainder of the half but a Chelsea break saw Heung-Min Son slide in on Victor Moses to give away a penalty. Willian stepped up and calmly slotted into the bottom corner, 2-1. "When we got back to 2-2 we thought we were going to win it but we got punished by another set piece". The fixture pile-up led to Conte resting Chelsea striker Diego Costa and winger Eden Hazard from the start against Tottenham . Read More »

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Game 2 Preview And Prediction


Durant previously missed 19 games with a strained MCL and a bone bruise in his left leg. In fact, without him, the Warriors went on a 13-game winning streak. In the Regular season of this National Basketball Association, the Warriors dominated the Blazers in all the four games. "Our offense got scattered, we were rushing everything". Read More »

Roy Keane: Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United is over

United amassed 38 shots when they welcomed the Clarets to Old Trafford in October, but still could not find a breakthrough as they came up against Tom Heaton in fine form. "We had to give every bit of air in our lungs to try and get something". Press Association Sport understands the commission was adjourned without a decision being reached so Barton is free to face United. Read More »

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday


The Portland Trail Blazers, particularly without center Jusuf Nurkic, can't win if Lillard and McCollum are bottled up. With Golden State leading the series 2-0, the Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers will head north to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday night. Read More »

Taliban killed praying Afghan soldiers: Gen. Nicholson

Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN in an email Saturday that the attack was undertaken because pro-Afghan government forces killed two Taliban shadow governors in the northern provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan. "This was against all human and Islamic values", he said. Citing information from army officials, Mr. Khairandish said 60 soldiers had been wounded in the attack. Read More »

Was Nick Saban's radio comment a swipe at Lane Kiffin — CECIL HURT


ESPN's Chris Low spoke to Saban, and he reflected on January's National Championship loss to Clemson, one of the three games he says he'll "never get over". "Because of that, Saban said Thursday, "now everybody tries to promote their spring game to get as big a crowd as they can as if that's going to be something that's going to help them promote promote the kind of energy and enthusiasm to catapult their program forward". Read More »

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

General Manager David Griffin says the Cavs play best with their backs to the wall. "I was just trying to find a little bit of juice and a little bit of activity, a little bit more movement, with the second group, (and) give those guys (starters) a little time to reflect and get them back in", Popovich said in a video. Read More »

Raptors start Powell over Valanciunas in Game 4 vs

It was ugly from the start. Stealing game one was fun, but it means nothing if they let Toronto come into their house and steal one back. "It's on us to come out this next game and tie it up". For the time being though, credit should be given where it's due and overall, in the last week Jason Kidd has pushed all the right buttons to help lead the Bucks to where they now stand in this series . Read More »

Latos to pitch for Blue Jays against Angels on Friday

Latos' contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo before Friday night's start against the Los Angeles Angels. Tried, the Blue Jays did, after a brilliant double play started by a slick Ryan Goins backhand pick on a 109.9 miles per hour C.J. Read More »

Klopp: We must forget to play like Liverpool


However, Liverpool manager Klopp has shed light on the struggles of Coutinho and Firmino in the build up to the top-flight clash at Anfield. "We won a few games this year but this is really special". "I am happy for that", he added. Maybe when I know the system we exactly want to play in [against Stoke], that depends too on what the doc tells me. Read More »