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Kylian Mbappe sets new Champions League record

Bartra was there to support his teammates in Monaco but it was another hard night as their bus was delayed in leaving for the ground, held up by police for security reasons. The Germany worldwide was dragged off after only 26 minutes as Monaco had attacked freely down his channel and raced into a 2-0 lead through goals by Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao. Read More »

Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real into semis

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However, Bayern were also beneficiaries from refereeing decisions as they were gifted a non-existent penalty in the first leg and earned another spot-kick in the second meeting which was far from certain. Today we faced a magnificent team and the fine margins are what saw us reach the semi-finals. Their striker Anthony Modeste is three behind joint top-scorers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund and Lewandowski, who each have 26 league goals, in the race to be top scorer. Read More »

Changes coming for Blackhawks after another 1st-round loss

Head to head: The Predators edged the Blues 3-2 during the season, but four of those games took place before the Blues' coaching change, so those results are meaningless. Player personnel and the coaching staff are all up for evaluation. On how the Blackhawks can get back to be a puck-possession team: "It's probably a question for Joel more than me". Read More »

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers closing in on treble and history Bhoy status

Callum McGregor slotted home a sumptuous finish from the edge of the box, before Scott Sinclair's 51st-minute penalty put the tie beyond Rangers . "Before the game, we said that if we set out the first 10 minutes at 100 per cent, kept the ball and created chances, there was no doubt that we would win the game". Read More »

Marc Gasol's game-winner lifts Grizzlies over Spurs in OT

In the best game of the playoffs thus far, the Grizzlies pulled off a dramatic 110-108 victory after Marc Gasol hit an incredible game-winner with 0.7 seconds remaining in overtime. "It got to a point where you just knew if he got a shot off it was going in". After the game, Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale joked that he's willing to listen to advice on how to stop Leonard if anybody has something to offer. Read More »

Wild look to tie up series in Game 2 against Blues

St. Louis entered the series as the No. 2 penalty-kill team in the league, but the Wild need to find some success with the man advantage. The St. Louis Blues went into the Xcel Energy Center and took both games from the Wild. Game 3 of the series is Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. Berglund slipped Parayko a pass and he beat Dubnyk high glove side, just like Schwartz did for the game-winner in Game 2. Read More »

NFL Draft Prospect Caleb Brantley Arrested For Hitting A Woman

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Over the weekend, Brantley was charged with misdemeanor battery following a physical altercation with a woman on April 13. The full police report alleges Brantley knocked the woman unconscious. According to local CBS affiliate WTSP , the fight occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The release also says that Austin was and is the victim of the incident, not Brantley. Read More »

Kings assistant John Stevens promoted to head coach

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A formal announcement will be made by General Manager Rob Blake at a news conference scheduled for Monday afternoon. Stevens replaces two-time Stanley Cup victor Darryl Sutter having initially served as Kings interim head coach before Sutter's hiring in 2011. Read More »

Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller

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The second half saw Barcelona take the lead through Ivan Rakitic with less than 20 minutes to go. He was a thorn in the flesh of the Blancos and was the reason for Captain Sergio Ramos' red cad and Casemiro's substitution. "Messi can not surprise anyone", he said, via Marca. "(Messi) even makes a difference when he's at home having dinner", joked Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after the game. Read More »

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to complete 10000 Test runs

Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 test runs, reaching the landmark during the third day of the first test against the West Indies on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He announced earlier this month that he would bring the curtain down on his worldwide career after the three-Test series against West Indies . Pakistan still trail West Indies by 85 runs with six wickets in hand. Read More »

France clinch men's Madison, Barker win first individual gold

New Zealand's men's sprint team of Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins are world champions again. Four-time Olympic champion Kenny, who married six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny last September, won the title past year in London, but is now pregnant and taking a break. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo urges Lewandowski to join Real Madrid

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Ronaldo now has a remarkable 85 Champions League goals in as many games since joining Madrid in 2009. We've seen Ryan Giggs go from a flying winger to someone who played more centrally as a midfielder. "We are just winners", Ronaldo told the Real Madrid website. "There is a lot of anger because the referee put us out the Champions League", said a furious Vidal. Read More »

Juventus showed they are built to win the Champions League - Del Piero

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Juventus also had the first big chance of the second half as Cuadrado fired across Ter Stegen but wide of the far post. "There are only two players who started tonight who started the final in Berlin". We were under the normal amount of pressure here, but it was a decisive step on the road to Cardiff. "So now we can't relax at all, we have an important league match against Genoa on Sunday, we are in a key part of the season". Read More »

Klitschko looks beyond Joshua fight, has no plans to retire

Klitschko, who went unbeaten for 11 years before losing to Tyson Fury in 2015, has 64 wins against four defeats and will be hoping to seize Joshua's IBF heavyweight crown as well as the vacant WBA and IBO titles also up for grabs. "His promoter [Barry] Hearn Sr said it's going to be a painful night for Klitschko". With the WBA also ready to stipulate a mandatory against Luis Ortiz for the Joshua v Klitschko victor, 2017 could prove to be a busy year for the new unified king of the division. Read More »

Couture's return an inspiration for the Sharks

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The biggest in there was 4-2 at home to Edmonton on April 6, which allowed the Oilers to jump San Jose in the standings. McDavid, who won this season's scoring title easily by notching 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists). The Edmonton Oilers need a victory here to tie the series up before heading to the SAP Center. We were down by two, but I thought we were playing well. Read More »

Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

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As expected, they declined to divulge their plans for next week's National Football League draft, which will be held at the Philadelphia Art Museum on April 27-29. "It never goes away when it's on tape". "You're talking about a player that has a pretty good resume at Stanford", Douglas said. "There's no room for errors for some of these situations. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Grizzlies get even with Spurs

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At the other end, Conley also finished with a career playoff high 35 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. He also had 12 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs will play the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8.00pm on FSSW and NBAt. "You've got to regroup and get ready for Game 5". Read More »

Messi is "the best player in history"

One of the most interesting things to see in the Clasico would be the defensive scenario. "We didn't deserve to lose, but that is football". There was little pause for breath, with Ter Stegen pushing out Ronaldo's low drive and Messi, who was beginning to find unsafe pockets of space, on the painful end of Marcelo's elbow. Read More »

West Ham vs. Everton live stream

Bilic has had to deal with two poor transfer windows, the controversy surrounding Dimitri Payet's January departure, and numerous cases of player infighting, the latest of which involved a row with striker Diafra Sakho. "But no matter what we do, we will have played that before". To stay in the system where we got four points in the last two games, or to change the system to adjust to the situation. Read More »

Koeman unimpressed by Man United

In addition to interest from Lukaku's former club Chelsea, Koeman has slapped a £100m price-tag on the Belgian and has told potential buyers they will not be forced to sell him in the summer. He's only 23 and is proven in the Premier Leauge which will be a massive upside when the Portuguese boss considers his options this summer. " Everton now have the resources to keep every player - including Lukaku, who has a contract for another two years". Read More »

Ander Herrera: I could easily be replaced. Man Utd always buy big

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Jose Mourhinho's side, who face a Europa League quarter-final second-leg meeting with Anderlecht on Thursday, sit fifth in the table, four points behind rivals Manchester City having played a game fewer. "I don't think a lot of people saw that scoreline coming or the type of game to be honest". "There have been a lot of draws at home". Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Herrera said that he thought the team's performance was " almost perfect " during the game against Chelsea but you ... Read More »

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike

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A foreign ministry spokesman on behalf of North Korea accused the Trump administration of escalating tensions by bringing an American naval strike group off the Korean Peninsula. According to Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said Saturday that, if Pyongyang conducts a six nuclear test the US could put the regime back on its list of state sponsors of terror and punish it with tougher sanctions. Read More »

Caixinha: Rangers showed Celtic too much respect

Callum McGregor fired them into an early lead before Scott Sinclair added a second from the penalty spot six minutes after the break in a dominant display by Celtic. "We felt that having a two-goal disadvantage sometimes in football means nothing, if you score one goal you are again in the match". " There's a lot of things which go into a week's preparation in regards to the game, and we never really put those things into practice and we gave them way too much respect ". Read More »

Ottawa Senators: Game Two Provides A New Hope For The Sens

He also opened the scoring in the series , tallying the only goal in Ottawa's game one loss, and helped the team capitalize on a power play with an assist in game two. You might get away with it for one game, but if you keep being heavy on him it can wear on [him]. "We already have to forget about what happened last night", said centre Derick Brassard . Read More »

Rooney scores on return as United close in on City

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Martial scored a goal and added an assist in a 2-0 win against Burnley in the 2-0 win, but that goal is what will cost United a cool €10 million because it was his 25th since joining the club. "[Bailly] was incredible. If I was Smalling or Jones, I would play Thursday". Manchester United are looking to continue their Premier League hot streak as they head across town for the Manchester Derby on Thursday. Read More »

'We are top for a reason,' says Chelsea defender Luiz

It's a big step for us. "I left a couple out there I probably should have scored, Lukaku has been doing well and it's a good competition but the main thing is we're winning games". With 35 points to their name, Bournemouth are within sight of safety, but Howe warned that there is still work to be done. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane believes clean sheets and more goals from his side could help deliver the club a Premier League title. Read More »

Newfound strength in defence helping Liverpool in battle for top-four

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On paper at least, this was the toughest remaining fixture for a Liverpool side who face Crystal Palace, Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their last five games. "He made an important save and in the end, it doesn't look that spectacular, but he was really present around the set-pieces", Klopp noted. Late on, Alberto Moreno missed an empty goal from 40 yards after Albion keeper Ben Foster had gone up for a corner. Read More »

Rooney returns for United to replace injured Ibrahimovic

That makes the visit to Burnley all the more important with Shaw hoping he can add to a run that has seen him start just two league games since United last played Sean Dyche's side, in a goalless draw, at the end of October. Even when Ibra limped off just before extra-time in this week's Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, Mourinho left the 31-year-old on the bench and chose struggling Anthony Martial instead. Read More »

Pep: We will be much better next season

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Guardiola made his fourth substitution of the match throwing in Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in a desperate tactical move in the 106th minute. City came close to striking first when the diminutive David Silva rose to meet Aguero's cross with a header that Petr Cech pushed over. Read More »

Hard-working Fabian Delph promises nothing but 100 per cent for Manchester City

Sergio Aguero doubled the lead just a few minutes after the game restarted in the second half and Fabian Delph scored Manchester City's third goal just after the hour mark to send the Citizens cruising towards a comfortable home win. "The opinion we will have in the future about his career will not be about how many individual prizes he has won". But Guardiola is of the view that his team will have to go to the final match of the campaign to secure that prize. Read More »

Russ wasn't having it after a tough Game 4 loss to Houston

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Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by halftime and finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. The series will move back to Houston for Game 5 on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. "Don't split us up", Westbrook said. After the game, center Steven Adams was asked why the Thunder appear to collapse without Westbrook on the court. Read More »

Braden Holtby: Braden Holtby, Caps progress to Round 2

Those extra seconds are nowhere to be found these days; opposing forwards who may have floated in the regular season are suddenly more aggressive on the backcheck. Matthews and Nylander each scored in Game 3, and then Hyman and Matthews scored in Game 4. In the morning, Matthews, named a Calder Trophy finalist the night before, was taking nothing for granted. Read More »

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks - 4/20/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

McLellan pushed all the right buttons on Sunday when he moved speedy winger Anton Slepyshev to Connor McDavid's line in the second period and slid Leon Draisaitl down between Drake Caggiula and Zack Kassian . The numbers speak for themselves. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Read More »