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Llorente silences critics to lift Swansea out of bottom three

Substitute Leroy Fer almost scored moments after coming onto the pitch, he got onto Olsson's cross and hit his shot first-time but Maarten Stekelenburg was on-hand to make a stunning save to keep Everton in the game. Another season in the Champions League is looking increasingly likely for City with games left against Leicester and West Bromwich Albion at home and away to Watford. Read More »

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge runs fastest marathon on record at Monza


Eliud Kipchoge completed Nike's Breaking2 run in Monza this morning in 2:00:25. The record time in the marathon has been continuously dropping, but slowly - the last three-minute improvement in the world record took 16 years. On May 6, 1954, Sir Roger Bannister of England broke the 4-minute mile , which was at the time seen as running's pinnacle achievement. Kipchoge completed the first half of the race in 59:57, just one and a half minutes off the official half-marathon world record ... Read More »

Hendrick: Dale Sr. would be proud of Dale Jr


The elder Earnhardt lost his life in Turn 4 on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, but his death never deterred his son, who picked up the family's racing baton and won the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. This season is the final one in his contract with Hendrick Motorsports. "To my father, Dale Earnhardt, I would not have been a race vehicle driver if not for him". Read More »

Ducks use fast start to get back into series vs. Oilers

It's kind of like they, along with the media judging from its pregame coverage, forgot that the Oilers are more than just McDavid. Andrej Sekera scored an early goal for the Oilers, who took the first two games on Pacific Division champion Anaheim's home ice. Read More »

Wenger: Alexis is like an animal


For City, is was another disappointment for manager Pep Guardiola and his men. Wenger admits Arsenal are likely to have to win all of their remaining games to stand a chance of breaking back into the top four. We will improve. With my past, what I have done in my past, the pressure will be on my shoulders until the last day of my career. "Sometimes you have periods of games where you prepare and do the right things but the game starts and it goes completely wrong". Read More »

Pep Guardiola makes claim about Jose Mourinho's Manchester United


Mourinho has never tasted defeat against Wenger in 12 league games and the Arsenal manager may not get many better opportunities to alter that statistic. Regardless of whether they win the Europa League , I can not imagine United would want to throw away all their season's work in the league. The teenager has been handed the task of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boots by manager Jose Mourinho after the Swedish striker suffered a season-ending knee injury. Read More »

Portland's Season Ends With First Round Sweep


Klay Thompson added 18 points and three treys. It was the most points ever in a quarter for the Warriors in a playoff game, and matched the National Basketball Association record for most first-quarter points in a playoff game. Golden State are playing without their head coach, Steve Kerr who is suffering from bad body pains, which could mean that he will be out for the entirety of the first round of the playoffs. Read More »

Wenger plans for clash with 'strong' United


Wenger has yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal at Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign, which will culminate in a third FA Cup final in four years for the club. But if United are to maintain any sort of push towards a top-four finish, it may be a case of having to try something slightly different and take all three points back up the M6. Read More »

No surprise: Cavs advance with sweep


But in the minutes after the Toronto Raptors' season came to an end in a four-game sweep by Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Casey lamented the three lackadaisical efforts earlier in the series. "But LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin have been playing so good, especially LeBron knocking down shots". That's a staggering 102-point difference and truly disconcerting for the Raptors , who made 159 field goals to the Cavs' 158. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: Cavaliers advance, fans react on Twitter

The Cavs finished off the Raptors about an hour before Game 4 between the Celtics and Wizards tipped off in Washington. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Read More »

Chelsea star Kante picks up Football Writers' award


Unlike other outstanding players this term, Kante has consistently impressed throughout and will have played a crucial role in the title, should Chelsea get over the line. Yet as the association prepares to marks its 70th anniversary at a gala dinner to honour the victor in London on May 18, those values should still hold true. Read More »

Thomas lobbies for calls with Celtics-Wizards series tied


Game 3 of the Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards will air on TNT , which means you will be available to watch Celtics vs. Wizards live stream online on TNT Overtime as well as the network's flagship streaming app - Watch TNT. The Celtics have to be concerned. This was a big win for Washington , but it was especially enjoyable for one player not on the floor. They even had a two game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Crosby returns for Penguins after concussion


Trotz wasn't the only one to have continued faith in Ovechkin. Braden Holtby , Capitals - The Vezina Trophy finalist stopped 20 shots, including 12 saves in third period, to get the win for the Caps. "I thought he was huge". One by one, they took their turns to make sure the life of this series was extended. Ovechkin was moved to the third line and Burakovsky was moved to the first line. Read More »

Kelly Oubre: Hits by Kelly Olynyk ended with retaliation

While the Wizards celebrated their game plan after limiting Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas to two second-half points in Washington's Game 4 triumph Sunday, Thomas vented about a lack of calls in a game in which he attempted no free throws. Read More »

Silva stars as City thrash Palace to maintain Champions League bid

Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi also got on the scoresheet in the second half to complete the rout. "I know how tough is Crystal Palace ", he added. It got messy for Palace after halftime, from the moment De Bruyne collected Silva's pass and cut the ball back for Kompany to lash in a curling shot from 15 meters in the 49th. Read More »

Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

But while United chase their second major trophy this term, the Portugese could not resist another dig at Wenger's lack of success in recent years. "But they are a big club". They walk in the streets with their head low. "So finally today they sing, they (swing) the scarves - it's nice for them". "It's impossible", Mourinho said. Read More »

Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads


The guard has had an up and down series, and his Game 4 performance was definitely in the latter category as he scored just 11 points in 38 minutes of action. The Chicago Bulls need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The Bulls later listed the guard as "out" of Game 6. Obviously we didn't do anything on the court before we left. Read More »

Wenger Hopeful Of Top Four Arsenal Finish After Win Over United

Manchester United were "gunned" down in North London as Arsenal rose to the challenge in remarkable fashion, after a disappointing derby defeat against Tottenham Hotspur exactly a week ago. He continued: "I think Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he's a big manager". There's no point in resting him now he's finally found the back of the net. Read More »

Chelsea exceeded expectations to stave off Spurs - Conte

Antonio Conte has challenged his Chelsea players to make the Champions League their "home" again in the coming years after securing their place in next season's competition. "But we have one year to work and then the possibility to go into the market and choose the right players on my idea of football". "This league is very hard, very strong". Read More »

Pep Guardiola: I hope Manchester United win the Europa League

It was breached inside two minutes, through Silva, and somehow avoided conceding a second goal until early in the second half when City cut loose. The goal, City's fastest in any game this season, was well-worked, with Spanish playmaker Silva starting and finishing the move. Read More »

Tyson Fury has delivered the ultimate insult to Anthony Joshua

And the President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters' Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, in his message shortly after emerging as the new President of the NBB of C at the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday, said he was overwhelmed and proud of Joshua's fighting style against Klitschko. Read More »

Cavs take 3-0 lead over Raptors

The Cleveland Cavaliers were in a dogfight Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. leading only by two, 79-77, entering the fourth quarter of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals. "For us to do that, with all the dealing with trades, having guys in and out, having injuries early, missing Kyle (Lowry), I missed games - everything you can look at, and we still find some (way) to put ourselves in the best situation to compete". Read More »

Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Down 3-0 late in Friday night's NHL Stanley Cup playoff second-round Game 5 against the Edmonton Oilers , the Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in three minutes. "I wasn't very good", said Gibson. It's not like the Predators stormed out of the gate in October, but despite any regular season struggles encountered along the way, they have really found their stride, especially through two rounds of the playoffs. Read More »

Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

The fans exploded when Backstrom scored and were whipped into an absolute frenzy when Kuznetsov and Ovechkin scored just 27 seconds apart to give Washington the lead and put the game away. "This was probably our best 60 minutes of the series". Game 6 is Monday night in Pittsburgh. "I live for those types of games", Kuznetsov said. "Holts came up huge", said Lars Eller, who registered two assists. Read More »

Predators advance to Western Conference final

LOUIS (AP) - Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season, Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner and the Blues stayed alive with the victory in Game 5 of their second-round series. That was the case for the third straight game Sunday and for the fourth time in the series. The 34-year-old made 23 saves and assisted on Calle Jarnkrok's empty-net goal that sealed game six, the netminder's third point of the playoffs. Read More »

It's Not Over - Manchester United Star Wary Despite Win In Spain


Manchester United will be looking to take a step closer to securing Champions League football for next season when they take on Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League. In midfield, Paul Pogba returns, to widespread rejoicing; the multi-million pound man may not have had the ideal season, but United look frankly staid without him. Read More »

National Basketball Association report: Wizards' Oubre suspended; Raptors' Lowry doubtful for Game 4

But, the seventh game of their post season journey puncuated why the addition of the super star makes Golden State the prohibitive West Finalist. Gobert was effective on both sides of the floor, adding in 21 points and 15 rebounds . An additional glance at those graphics above reveals that on average, the Jazz have been using 2.2 more seconds per offensive possession compared to the Warriors so far in the series. Read More »

Rosales' 2-run single off Rodriguez in 9th lifts A's

The Oakland Athletics Yonder Alonso celebrates his fourth inning homerun against Detroit Tigers on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Oakland, Calif . "I think momentum absolutely carries over", said Oakland second baseman Jed Lowrie , whose double off Rodriguez tied the game. Read More »

Josh Jones goes to the Green Bay Packers in second round


While it was a familiar tune for Packers' fans who have watched their defensively challenged team underachieve every season since winning Super Bowl XLV, at least Thompson went bigger and faster than ever before. "Having players that can play multiple positions and can move something we're definitely leaning towards". What a day for Montravius Adams . Read More »