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Injured Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismisses retirement rumours


Antonio Conte's men failed to muster so much as a shot on target as United secured a win far more comprehensive than the 2-0 scoreline suggests, with Herrera producing a man-of-the-match display. "It is going to be the game of the season". Instead, he's trained well and was ready when called up at Burnley, where he got his sixth goal of the season. Read More »

Monte Carlo Masters: Ramos defeats Murray 2-1

The 10th-ranked Tsonga led 3-0 in the first set, but then struggled with the good mix of baseline shots and slices from Mannarino. Murray has significantly extended his lead over Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings despite a slow start to the season but has a huge amount of ranking points to defend from now until the end of the year. Read More »

Bulls take 2-0 lead, Raptors level series


The Bulls didn't trail in the second half, using a 10-0 scoring run - which included eight points from Wade - to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter on the way to the convincing win. "It's going to also carry the city". Game 2 is Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Imagine having to go to work in a high profile job, with millions of people watching you, after enduring the tragedy and personal pain of, say, Isaiah Thomas in the opening game of the National Basketball Association ... Read More »

Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter win bid for Miami Marlins


While the bid price has not been disclosed, the Marlins had been linked to a price tag as high as $1.6 billion earlier this year. Derek Jeter is reportedly on the verge of becoming a big-league owner. "I needed time away from the game", Jeter said. "I think kids nowadays, they look at players playing in college and the next year they're in the National Football League or the NBA", he said. Read More »

Heavy rains wash out IPL match


RCB is one of the top team on paper but now, they sit in the bottom half of the table with two wins in seven matches , and can barely afford another loss if they are to stay in the race for the Playoffs. However, eventually when the rains did not stop, the Umpires - C Shamshuddin and Marais Erasmus - had no option but to abandon the match . There was no toss at all. Read More »

Arsenal's season a disappointment without Champions League - Cech

But they switched off to allow Nacho Monreal to equalise and, despite City hitting the woodwork through Toure and Fernandinho, it was the Gunners who prevailed after Alexis Sanchez scrambled a 101st-minute victor. "Nobody was really injured after the game", Wenger said. "What happens with me is a bit secondary, what is important is the future of the club". With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, there has been much debate among the fans and the media as to whether he ... Read More »

Guardiola: We were finally able to make 20-25 passes


Kick-off is 5:30 pm. Referee Neil Swarbrick showed hesitation in pointing straight to the corner flag, of the opinion that Puel's No. 1 had got a finger to the ball, with replays offering no help to those watching on. Guardiola's men face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final a week on Sunday before hosting United in the Manchester derby. "It (his attitude) was always good from the beginning but maybe now he understands better what we're looking for. Read More »

Cavaliers lead Pacers 88-77 at end of third

Al Horford added 15 points and 12 rebounds. "We kept him to 15 points". Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 assists for the Clippers, who host Game 5 on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving onto the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the third consecutive season after closing out a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 Game 4 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss rest of the season with knee injury


The 28-goal striker has met all the clauses in his contract to trigger a new deal, but he has yet to sign up amid speculation he has been targeted by MLS clubs Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy. Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney goals found United go to in just a point of fourth-placed Manchester City ahead of the possibly vital derby, but Pogba hobbled away in the closing minutes. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor fight is 'trending in the right direction'


Diaz was thrust into the spotlight after defeating McGregor at UFC 196 past year. "I think first and foremost it's just the fan interest", he said. Though McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, admitted "it's not done", he told Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour" that the likelihood of a potential megafight is "trending in the right direction". Read More »

Wenger focus on top four not his future

Asked if the ball had stayed in play, Toure was in no doubt: "Definitely, and it was a penalty and something more". Skipper Morgan came off late on in the Foxes' Champions League quarter-final exit to Atletico Madrid last week and midfielder Mendy has undergone surgery on a floating bone in his ankle with boss Craig Shakespeare ruling him out for the season. Read More »

Danny Lee off to strong start at RBC Heritage tournament

DeLaet entered the week in 72nd place in the FedEx Cup Standings. "We couldn't see the bottom of the pin, but there was reaction from the crowd so we figured it was in, " DeLaet said. But Scotsman Russell Knox, who missed the cut at Augusta, had four birdies in five holes in a 66 to reach six under, one ahead of England's Tyrrell Hatton . Read More »

This is why Manchester United could thrive without Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Zlatan's injury is one of the most serious a player can suffer. Zlatan, however, has vowed that injuries will not end his career and that he will be back. Other longer-term injuries for both sides include City's Ilkay Gundogan, and United's Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Middlesbrough is without a win in 16 Premier League games, a run stretching back to December 17, and appears set for an immediate return to the Championship. Read More »

LeBron James sends get-well message to Steve Kerr

The said disorder could make him miss the entire playoffs altogether, according to recent reports . "This is not going to be a case where I'm coaching one night, not coaching the next". "I can tell you if you're listening out there, stay away from back surgery", Kerr said. He was not able to completely recover when he came back this year and the symptoms have re-occurred all throughout the current season. Read More »

Experience Vs. Inexperience as San Jose Sharks Open Playoffs Against Oilers

The second line, centered by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, got hot in the last 10 games of the regular season and if there's any sort of carryover, all of a sudden the Sharks get into a serious matchup problem. San Jose scored on the power play 1:43 into the second period when Joel Ward slammed in a goal mouth pass. The Oilers captain took the puck in his own end shorthanded, zipped down the wing and fired a wrist shot past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones at the 10:31 mark of the third period. Read More »

Sanchez on Bayern radar

The Chilean scored the victor in the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City on Sunday at Wembley and has 19 goals in 29 English Premier League games this season, making him Arsenal's top scorer. "Among other things [that Bayern needs], is a striker who can supplement or temporarily replace Robert Lewandowski as a striker...", the German report notes. Read More »

Davidson sparks 8-run 6th as White Sox rout Royals 12-1


Miguel Gonzalez (2-0, 2.84 ERA) will start for the White Sox. The eight runs in the sixth were the most by the Sox in an inning since they scored nine against the Rangers on July 3, 2012. Davidson, who's batting.368, would love more playing time but is happy in his part-time role for now in his first extended major league experience. Read More »

Arsenal fans destroy defender after display in win against Middlesbrough

However, Boro leveled matters five minutes into the second half when Stewart Downing picked out Alvaro Negredo, who side-footed home from six-yards out, 1-1. We were tested mentally and we found a response to win the game. "We just need to do our job on the pitch". "Of course, Middlesbrough did fight because it was one of their last chances to stay in the league". Read More »

Raptors even National Basketball Association series with Bucks

And you've got to make them. But that's all the sublimely talented Antetokounmpo supplied his Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of Game 4 of their playoff series with the Toronto Raptors on Saturday afternoon. Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarter-final series was so one-sided from the opening tip to even call it a competition would be an insult to the definition of the word. Read More »

Wenger refusing to confirm future plans


Asked today if there was any news on his future, the Frenchman told reporters: "No, no", and repeated the response when pressed on whether he had any idea when an announcement will be made. Nobody was really injured after the game. "We're going to be under pressure in every game now because of the league position we are in - there's no option but to win". Read More »

Last Gasp Messi Magic Wins Clasico For Barcelona

But Real allowed Sergio Roberto to break from deep in his own half and feed Andre Gomes, who combined with Jordi Alba to tee up Messi with nearly the last kick of the game. But Bale is also set to be absent for vital domestic matches against Deportivo, Valencia, Granada and Sevilla. He added: "Matches at end of season can be more risky, especially against teams at the bottom, fighting, as Osasuna are. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

Aaron Hernandez's defense attorneys, from left, Ronald Sullivan, Jose Baez , Linda Kenney Baden and Robert Proctor speak after a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. "The family has the right, during this grieving process, to know their loved one's final thoughts", wrote the attorney, George Leontire. Funeral services for Aaron Hernandez were held on Monday. Read More »

Golf rules changed after TV viewer denies Thompson


The USGA and The R&A have chose to enact this Decision immediately because of the many hard issues arising from video review in televised golf. According to new decision 34-3/10, rules committees can limit the use of video when it reveals evidence that could not reasonably be seen with the "naked eye", and when players use "reasonable judgment" to determine a specific location when applying the Rules. Read More »

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

Memphis evened the series with San Antonio thanks to 35 points, nine rebounds and eight assists from Mike Conley . Leonard added eight rebounds, six steals and three assists to his stat line. The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but couldn't hold off the Warriors, who can clinch the series with a win Monday night in Game 4 at the Moda Center. Read More »

Highlights: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham


When the Spaniard was sent sprawling by Toby Alderweirelds lunge, Chelsea were hoping for a more severe punishment than the yellow card shown by referee Martin Atkinson. 'There's no time to regret or complain, just to be ready in the present and to look ahead to the games. Last season's clash at the Emirates produced late drama with Danny Welbeck scoring Arsenal's victor in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Read More »

Beltran homers, Astros come back to beat Rays 6-3


Hinch said. It was the top of the 2nd inning, and McCann hit a deep fly ball toward center field that looked like it was going to go for extra bases, but Kiermaier decided it was best if the ball didn't land. The Houston spark plug hit his first home run of the season Saturday, so it's encouraging to see him follow it up with another shot Sunday. Snell has had early success allowing just five earned runs over 16 1/3 innings. Read More »

Ronaldo urges Real Madrid fans: Stop whistling me!


But they were pushed all the way by Bayern, who overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit to send the tie into extra time thanks to Robert Lewandowski's penalty and an own goal from Sergio Ramos. Bayern Munich's bitter Champions League exit to Real Madrid in extra time on Tuesday left the team in ruins, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, but the German champions need to regroup quickly if they are to defend their domestic double. Read More »

Tottenham must 'focus' on Premier League title bid


Pochettino has yet to win a trophy in almost three seasons with Tottenham. "When I saw Chelsea's team sheet on Saturday I thought this was Tottenham's chance to eradicate their "nearly-men" tag". "The mentality is fantastic - to win always. It's normal (ity). It's right for them to do this, to reinforce their teams, if they think this is the right way to win the title". Read More »

Gareth Bale likely to miss Champions League semi-final

Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Isco and James Rodriguez will be fighting for Bale's place in his absence. It is the latest blow in what has been a frustrating campaign for the former Tottenham man, who has suffered 17 separate injuries since joining Real Madrid in 2013, including a three-month lay-off earlier this season with an ankle problem. Read More »

Murray must prove fitness for Lions - Gatland

Hogg was heavily tipped to make Warren Gatland's squad but he did not take his place for granted and will not rest on his laurels now despite admitting he had a "sore jaw for all of the smiling I've been doing since the announcement". "Gats is very smart". While Warburton isn't interested in dwelling on the past, there's a strong sense that history may repeat itself as the Lions face the prospect of running into an All Blacks fly-half at the peak of his powers. Read More »

Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league: Conte


But, when compared to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, they are missing an established world-class creator. "We start to compete in the last two seasons". The Blues home form has been exceptional this year, grabbing thirteen wins from 15 encounters, only dropping a minuscule six points all campaign. Arsenal's hopes of maintaining Arsene Wenger's ideal record in qualifying for the Champions League are slim - seven points adrift of City but with a game in hand. Read More »

Button Confirmed As Alonso's Replacement For Monaco

He is also the last driver to win a race for McLaren , at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012, but can not hope for such success this time. Button signed a new two-year contract with McLaren last autumn, a deal that permitted him to sit out of the 2017 season. Read More »