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Vincent Kompany: Palace win a big step towards Champions League qualification

With leading marksman Sergio Aguero out injured, David Silva struck after two minutes and the floodgates opened after the break with Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi all on target. Guardiola said he feared a repeat of last week's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough when City dropped crucial points. "When they are not thinking too much and they are able to develop their football like they did here, it can be quite a scary sight". Read More »

Larsson, Letestu power Oilers past Ducks

And he did his job, for the most part. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to help St. Louis tie the Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. From that point on, the Ducks came after the Oilers with everything they had. However, eventually the Ducks physicality will get to the Oilers. Despite getting outplayed, the Blues were, for much of the second half of the game, one shot away from the tying goal. Read More »

Root leads England to easy win over Ireland


However, it was a much-improved display from the tourists after Friday's seven-wicket defeat in Bristol in front of a healthy away following and one they can use as further proof of their suitability for Test status. "We should have been more clinical, one of us should have got a big score, but Jonny and Adil led us home really well". Next month could see Ireland granted the Test status it has long sought by the International Cricket Council. Read More »

Relegation battle still in the balance, says Swansea City's Paul Clement

After Hull City lost at home to Sunderland on Saturday , Swansea capitalised to climb above them with a tense 1-0 victory over Everton. Swansea , who have 35 points, face bottom-of-the-table Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion in their final two games while Hull, on 34 points, play Crystal Palace and finish with a hard game against Tottenham Hotspur. Read More »

Mourinho accepts top four finish is impossible

Instead of focusing on Mourinho, Wenger kept his attention on Arsenal's still flickering hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League. I'm happy for Danny [Welbeck]. "But do you think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies?" "And again I say if, if we play the final will be game number 17 in two months - April and May, game number 17", he added. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre Jr. suspended 1 game for knocking over Celtics' Olynyk

The Boston Celtics will be hoping to bounce back after getting trounced by 116-89 in Game 3 on Thursday night. The Wizards will battle the Celtics in Game 4 without the services of backup forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. "Just a effect for my actions", Oubre said. That six-minute stretch busted the game open and Washington tied the second-round series at two games apiece. Read More »

Mourinho set to prioritise United options


We'll have the links to the Man United injury report and Man United starting XI prediction up here soon. It is a good result away and we're in a good position. "Sunday is a big game". " We have no choice , we have to beat them". With matches quickly running out, Sunday's clash is a must-win for the home side. Read More »

Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick


Brown said that he doesn't have New England on speed dial and he doesn't anticipate trading for a veteran quarterback before or during the draft even if they have the ammunition to pull such a trade off. It's not only listening to the words that come out of the mouths of the coaches, players, or executives.but also diagnosing what they mean in a larger sense. Read More »

Atalanta Net Late To Deny Juve Victory


The draw is like a bump in the road for Massimiliano Alegri's team, who have also reached the semi-finals of the Champions league and were aspiring to secure their sixth straight Scudetto with a victory on Friday. But Allegri was not looking for excuses after he saw his side clumsily throw away their advantage late on. The outcome could have been different had Juventus not had an earlier clear penalty decision ruled out because of offside, but Allegri declined to comment on the incident ... Read More »

Man City thrash Palace to move into third place


Subs: Pablo Zabaleta (for Silva): 7, Jesus Navas (for Sane): 7, Kelechi Iheanacho (for Jesus): 7. And Nicolas Otamendi headed home a fifth in the dying seconds to round up the scoring. Four goals and two assists. There are four fantastic teams fighting for the final two places. Their last three games - Leicester , West Brom and Watford - are all teams who are pretty much on the beach. Read More »

2 long unbeaten records come to an end for Mourinho

Mourinho admitted his side's top four hopes were over after the defeat but he did claim he was "happy" for Arsenal fans, who he says are normally "crying" after playing his sides. "Collectively they play well, with good possession of the ball". "Normally it's win, lose, draw". "The first goal was quite lucky and the second goal was a great goal ". Read More »

United given boost at the back before Celta semi-final


This will be Arsene Wenger's 58th match as Arsenal manager against Manchester United in all competitions. "I know it is the only competition that Manchester United as a club have never won and it would be great to close the circle and say "we are a club that won every single competition in the football world". Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'Europa League the priority'


Manchester City forward Nolito thinks it would be foolish to write off his former club Celta Vigo when they take on Manchester United in the Europa League semi-final. Mata was named on the bench on Sunday and could start against Celta Vigo . Celta pushed for a late leveller but, try as they might, it did not arrive. Read More »

Cameron Smith is speechless after his first PGA Tour win


The sudden-death format was 18-18-the par-3 9th and 18, with each of the first three holes halved in pars. The play-off reverted to the ninth where Sweden's Blixt pitched to five feet only to then fluff his putt for the win. In 1990, Greg Norman was shocked when South African David Frost holed a winning bunker shot at the last, one of several bitter pills The Shark endured. Read More »

Bittersweet playoff exit for plucky Maple Leafs: 'The future's bright for us'


If Washington gets past the Penguins this time around, it'll be the first time they pass the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs since they went to the final in 1998. Johansson's goal might be the most clutch of them all. And so it was for Game 6 in Toronto, which was as tight and nervy as you'd expect from a potential elimination game. Read More »

Watch Game 4 Online

The Raptors were dealt a blow in being without Kyle Lowry for the second straight game, after the All-Star point guard tweaked his ankle in the second half of Game 2 . And if this is indeed the last game of the season - or of an era as we now conceive of it - I'm glad we got to watch it. Win or lose today, let's remember that. Read More »

Mourinho in denial after a rare defeat by Wenger

The draw saw Liverpool's top-four hopes briefly slip out of its hands but Manchester United's defeat at Arsenal meant Klopp's side again control their destiny. By 2014, the rivalry had become so heated that Wenger pushed Mourinho as the pair clashed in the technical area during Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Predators oust Blues to make franchise history

The Nashville Predators defeat the St Louis Blues Sunday with a score of 3-1, to win the series and head to the 2017 Western Conference Finals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Blues Coach Mike Yeo had his team on Code Red, or Code Blue in this case. After falling behind 1-0 in the first period on a goal from Blues forward Paul Stastny, Nashville responded in the second period with a goal from Roman Josi just 35 seconds into the second period. Read More »

Bombay Sapphire bottles with 77% abv recalled in Canada


In March, bottles of Georgian Bay vodka was removed from the shelves after inspectors found it contained 81 percent alcohol, instead of the advertised 40 percent. "The over proof product inadvertently entered the bottling line during a short period of time - [up to] 45 minutes - when [workers] were switching from one bottling tank to another bottling tank", the firm said. Read More »

Blues dominating on the road, in Nashville for Game 3

Subban, 27, completely on fire. After Rinne kept Nashville from ceding the first goal, the Predators appeared to get a break when the teams scrummed in front of the home bench early in the third period of a scoreless game. NASHVILLE, Tenn . (AP) - Winning the Stanley Cup requires 16 victories each postseason, and the Nashville Predators started better than any team in these playoffs by winning their first five. Read More »

Klopp laments 'dry' Anfield pitch in Southampton draw

Milner headed into the match having converted seven spot-kicks from seven this season, but he was unable to preserve his ideal record as Fraser Forster saved brilliantly. A lot of people might say that everybody will now play here like this, but it will not be like this and if it is, we have solutions. The Reds have two games left, away to West Ham United and at home to Middlesbrough, but can still be caught by City, Manchester United and Arsenal. Read More »

Derby winner Always Dreaming heading to Preakness early

Outrunning Lookin at Lee, Irish War Cry, Classic Empire and every other 3-year-old colt that tried to challenge him, Always Dreaming moved powerfully down the stretch and won the 143rd Derby by 2 ¾ solid lengths. He raced in the middle of the pack down the backstretch and was forced to run wide around the final turn. "This is the best horse Todd and I have ever come to the Kentucky Derby with", Velazquez said. Read More »

(Boxing) Twitter reacts to Joshua v Klitschko's match


He also insisted that the 27-year-old champion remains "vulnerable" before, having long dismissed his points defeat by Tyson Fury in 2015 as an "off-night", saying he had no excuse this time around. It was Britain's largest attendance for a boxing event since 1939.The 41-year-old Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko was down on the canvas in round five before sending Britain's Anthony Joshua to the mat for the first time in his career in round six. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo begs Real Madrid fans to stop whistling him

Safe to say, it looks an uphill task for Simeone and his side. "I've prepared myself to be in great shape in the final stages of the Spanish league and the Champions League ". "I'm very happy to have struck a hat-trick and made it 400 goals for Real Madrid ". He has racked up that tally in a mind-numbing 389 matches. I didn't expect this. Read More »

JaCoby Jones hit in face by pitch


Prior to his call-up by the Twins , Sano was regarded as one of the game's top prospects for years on end, being ranked as highly as No. 4 overall by prior to the start of 2014. Instead, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double off Matt Boyd . After Hicks hit a double with two outs in the same inning, Jones was hit in flush in the face by a pitch. Read More »

Really? Guardiola declares Man City 'best team in the Premier League'

In general on the whole season, they'll need help from the more experienced players. "It's just that somewhere it's in there for us to create more chances, it's in there for us to concede less goals". Three successive defeats, culminating in this humbling at the hands of a Manchester City side showcasing the ruthlessness too often missing during an underwhelming first season under Pep Guardiola, have increased the pressure and Allardyce has called for an urgent refocusing against Hull. Read More »

Arsenal v Manchester United


The result has left Man United, who have lost for the first time in the league since October, four points behind fourth-place Manchester City on the same number of matches, and Arsenal will now go above Mourinho's team if they win their game in hand. Read More »

Rampant Real thrash Granada after Barca down Villarreal


Lionel Messi scored the first of his two goals with the help of a deflection on the stroke of halftime and although Villarreal offered further resistance after the break, further goals from Luis Suarez and a Messi penalty (his 35h league goal of the campaign) sealed the win. Read More »

West Ham 1 Tottenham 0: Eric Dier makes key title race admission


If the Blues were to win against Boro (H) on Monday night and West Brom (A) on Friday, the title would return to Stamford Bridge for the second time in three seasons. "They made it very hard for us, they played very deep and we didn't create enough chances". "I am calm , disappointed of course because we missed an opportunity to reduce the gap on Chelsea". Read More »

John Daly holds on for 1st PGA Tour Champions win


The 51-year-old Daly won for the first time since the PGA Tour's 2004 Buick Invitational. On a sunny day with a steady wind hovering around 15 miles per hour, Lehman hit 12 of 14 fairways on the 7,002-yard layout and reached 14 greens in regulation. Read More »

'Canelo' Shuts Out Chavez Jr, Will Meet 'GGG' in September

There is high expectation in the Chavez Jr camp, with his legendary father, Julio Cesar Chavez, recently commenting that this was a fight where "Julio has to show that he has my genes - that he has my balls". "Canelo beat me, he beat me at the distance". The biggest star in boxing easily dispatched Chavez Jr., sweeping up scorecards of 120-108 across the board. Read More »

Boro boss Agnew salutes 'winner' Conte's work at Chelsea


By the end of the season Tottenham will have played six more matches (53) than Chelsea (47) in all competitions, but Conte is adamant that this heavier workload has not been a decisive factor in the Premier League title race. "Now it's very important for every single player and person who works for Chelsea to be focused on the present, because the present is more important for us than the future". Read More »