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Atletico seals return to Champions League after Real defeat

Barcelona, who host Villarreal in the teatime kick-off, need to pick up maximum points from their three remaining matches as Real Madrid have a game in hand, against Celta Vigo, in the final week. Villarreal now occupy the sole automatic Europa League spot in fifth but are only two points ahead of seventh-placed Real Sociedad with Athletic Bilbao one point better off in sixth. Read More »

Rashford Stunner Hands Man Utd Advantage In Europa Semi-Final

We controlled the match against a Celta side that always creates, that is always offensive and is easy on the eye. "We played well enough to have [the] result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford". He is a great coach, I do not question him, but I do not like his football, but mainly because we know his ways outside of football. By contrast, Celta's mid-table position in La Liga has allowed Eduardo Berizzo to rest his key players over recent weeks to concentrate exclusively ... Read More »

Monaco's Leonardo Jardim credits 'incredible' Buffon for lack of goals

Gianluigi Buffon keep at bay a Monaco side that had scored three goals in each of their previous four Champions League games. Juventus players celebrate after winning the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Monaco and Juventus at the Louis II stadium in Monaco , Wednesday, May 3, 2017 . Read More »

Golden State Warriors Defeat Utah Jazz In Sloppy Game 3


Steph Curry missed 10 straight shots before he finally connected on a three in the third quarter, and finished the game 6-20 from the floor. He scorched the nets for the better part of 48 minutes. If that does happen it would turn the series into effectively a "best of 3" shoot out in Games 5 through 7. This is what they dreamed Durant would be able to do. Read More »

Kings XI beats Royal Challengers by 19 runs in IPL

Get the boundary. Between a four and a six, the difference is two runs. In the next over, Narine slammed four boundaries and one huge six off the bowling of Sreenath Aravind, on his way to a half-century of just 15 balls. After RCB posted 158 runs for the loss of six wickets, KKR batsmen came down with a objective and reached 159 runs by losing just four wickets. Read More »

Sidney Crosby skates but remains day-to-day, as Penguins' patchwork lineup keeps rolling

Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Rangers went on to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night that cut the Senators' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. "They come hard and they have good skill". However, it survived by taking enough advantage of its offensive opportunities, with three goals on 18 shots compared to Washington's two goals on 38 shots. Read More »

Rockets vs. Spurs: Five takeaways from Game 4

Trevor Ariza had 16 points for his second straight game with double figures. After getting hammered in a 27-point loss in Game 1 , the Spurs have turned it around by focusing as much on scoring efficiently as they have on limiting James Harden and Co. Read More »

Rockets Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

Isaiah Thomas had 19 points for Boston, but scored 17 in the first 15 minutes. It makes life tougher for a Spurs defense that typically features at least one slower-footed big man. I think it's going to turn out that way. "Forget it", he said he told himself heading into Game 4. Houston Rockets forward/center Nene Hilario has suffered a torn left adductor, and will be out for the remainder of the playoffs. Read More »

Eliud Kipchoge just misses breaking 2-hour barrier in marathon


With very few remaining barriers left to conquer in the world of track and field, Nike and Eliud Kipchoge set their sights on one of the last great marks in the running world - the two-hour marathon. Kipchoge attempted the feat along with fellow African athletes Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese , but broke away from them during the run. Kipchoge: A 32-year-old from Kenya who took home gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men's marathon. Read More »

Infantino says will meet with racism victim Muntari


The Pescara midfielder was handed two yellow cards for arguing with referee Daniele Minelli, before he stormed off the field of play in the closing stages against Cagliari in Serie A. " I never heard anything like that in England because I think they don't tolerate it ", he said. The people who are racist are really scared to do it in a stadium because they will get prosecuted or banned. Read More »

Draw with Southampton not end of the world, says Klopp


I take responsibility", Milner told Sky Sports . I did what I wanted to do. Fraser is a top keeper. "I can't do any more than hold my hands up", he said. "They were very disciplined, very deep", said Klopp. On this side you would say it was very smart because Millie missed afterwards, on the other side people would say it's not sportsmanship. Read More »

AS Monaco have a mountain to climb against the mighty Juventus


However, Monaco will take heart from the fact that only five of the 12 sides since 2012/13 with a two goal lead from the first away leg have won the return, though all of them did manage to progress. "When you see someone like (Croatian forward Mario) Mandzukic, with all the medals he has, working like he did on the left of midfield". Juve, who are on the verge of a sixth straight title, reached the final in Berlin two years ago only to lose out to Barcelona. Read More »

Pep hands Iheanacho 8 minutes in Man City goal feast

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Liverpool sold Benteke to Palace last summer for five million pounds less than they paid for the Belgium striker a year earlier. Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne were relieved with their dominant second half after only scoring one goal in the first. It is a point not wasted on Guardiola, who talked up his team's ability to cut through opponents and fashion opportunities only to critique their quality in the respective penalty areas. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'Anything can happen in Premier League'

They somehow managed to score twice away from home to dump Hull to a sickening defeat. "I played for a year at Monchengladbach with three at the back". "Now we need to win all of our games and wait for Liverpool to drop points in their last two fixtures". I'm happy for Danny as well. They were walking in the streets with their heads low. Read More »

Matt Harvey Reportedly Files Grievance Against The Mets


Starting in Harvey's place will be Adam Wilk , who was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Harvey's suspension is the latest blow for the Mets, who have been plagued with injuries this season. With everything that the Mets are already dealing with, this is the last thing they needed. The AL MVP says he expects to play Monday at Oakland. Harvey was also in attendance for Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium in 2014. Read More »

Mets suspend Matt Harvey three games for violation of team rules

Coming off two straight playoff appearances, the Mets began this season with lofty expectations. Marlins first baseman Justin Bour and third baseman Martin Prado botched easy grounders for errors that led to five unearned runs. "Today was the best I've felt in a long time", he said. Syndergaard issued an apology Saturday to Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz and members of the media for an outburst on April 27. Read More »

Costa 'The Best Striker in the World' says Conte


This is very important for our confidence for the final part of the season. "The race for the title is down to four points and we will see what will happen". City could only draw 2-2 at second-bottom Middlesbrough while Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation-threatened Swansea City. Read More »

Watch NHL Round 2 Game 6 Online, Team News


The Washington Capitals stay alive for the moment and Game 6 is on Monday Night in Pittsburgh. Braden Holtby made 16 saves for the Capitals. CORRECTS SPELLING OF CAPITALS IN SECOND SENTENCE Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russian Federation, celebrates scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates, T.J. Read More »

Cavs take 3-0 lead; Spurs up

LeBron James' sensational form in the NBA Playoffs has continued with a 35-point haul against Toronto on Friday night. Cleveland led 28-24 after the first, its smallest lead at the end one quarter in the series so far. A running layup by P.J. Tucker capped Toronto's 22-9 run and gave the Raptors a four-point lead. However, Lowry never saw the floor in the Raptors' 115-94 Eastern Conference Semifinals loss because the ankle continued to bother him following pregame workouts. Read More »

Fury: I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back


Is Beijing's Bird's Nest the next stop for new world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua? Joshua defeated his opponent in the 11th round and invited Tyson Fury to fight with him who has also defeated Kitschko in November 2015 by points. With the IBF, WBA and lesser IBO world heavyweight belts to his name, Joshua is now the belle of the boxing ball with fighters from all over the globe courting the Brit for his next fight. Read More »

Mark Selby fights back but John Higgins still leads overnight

The defending champion from Leicester had found himself 10-4 down at one point on Sunday after an uncharacteristically poor day at the table and was staring at defeat in the 35-frame showpiece against Scotland's four-time victor Higgins . His achievement then slipped under the radar somewhat but, with no such distraction this year, Selby will bask in the headlines and looks set to continue his dominance of his sport. Read More »

Mets suspend pitcher Matt Harvey for 3 days

He ran a high pitch count and gave up five hits, three walks and three runs while lasting just 4 2/3 innings. The Mets were shut out for the first time this year and today's finale against the Marlins ended their unusual stretch of 30 games against their NL East rivals to start the season. Read More »

What Alvarez-Golovkin being set means for Mayweather-McGregor


Now Canelo is in a position where he has a better opportunity to win based on Golovkin's current age, but has the chance to wait until he's even older should GGG win on September 16. Boxing fans should look forward to seeing more of The Machine. Alvarez was guaranteed $5 million and Chavez $3 million. The boxing world now awaits a fight between Alvarez and Golovkin, who was on hand with his trainer, West Covina native Abel Sanchez. Read More »

Maria Sharapova wins first match after return from doping ban

After a shaky start and conceding seven of the first eight points, Sharapova settled and showed flashes of her old self. But she brushed off any personal remarks. Sharapova, who lost the opening game to Vinci, struggled at times but quickly snapped back into excellent form midway through the first set. She dropped only two points on serve in the rest of the match and closed out the win on Vinci's serve. Read More »

Clement 'really proud' as Swansea move out of drop zone


But the 45-year-old - who was also Ancelotti's number two when Chelsea won the Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010 - says keeping Swansea in the top flight would be the highlight of his career. But Llorente was simply relieved after spurning a golden opportunity to grab a last-minute victor in last week's 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe scored second-half goals for Sunderland , which was relegated last weekend when Hull drew at Southampton thanks to a ... Read More »

Tyson Fury eyes return to the ring in July


I am not hearing, 'Let's see Fury v ( Deontay) Wilder or Wilder v (Joshua) Parker.' It's always, 'We want AJ versus Wilder, Fury and Parker'. Speaking to the 'BritishBoxers' website, Fury said he's putting plans in place for his comeback, and said he wants to fit in a few bouts against other opponents before hopefully facing Joshua next April. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane opens up on Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez

For many , it's impossible, but for us, it's not. We made such a strong start. " Real Madrid has that special connection with Europe and the Champions League , it's passed down through the club". Mbappe, who was not yet born when Buffon made his FIFA World Cup™ debut with Italy, has nevertheless warned that the tie is far from over: "We know it's hard, but we're going to do all we can to play a great game". Read More »

Caps, Pens hit reset for pivotal Game 6

I think Trotz has looked at this and concluded that the Capitals are the better even-strength team. The Penguins entered Saturday's Game 5 with a 3-1 series lead , but they fell on the road at Washington . The Capitals lineup changes paid dividends as they received a big even-strength goal from each one of their star players who were on three separate lines. Read More »

Liverpool Close to Adding Long-Awaited Reinforcements With £25m-Rated Defender Lined Up


Milner was denied by England goalkeeper Fraser Forster , however, and Southampton resisted the pressure in the final 25 minutes to ensure that they left Merseyside with a goalless draw. I don't think we have been as up and down as previous year. James Milner, a versatile player who can fit in on the wing, midfielder and the back line if needs be, maintains that the Reds must continue to push on and fight for a top four finish, in spite of all the injury setbacks. Read More »

Ducks win at Edmonton, cut series deficit to 2-1

Louis. They saw how the San Jose Sharks responded in Game 4 of that playoff series, scoring 15 seconds in and putting up seven goals in Edmonton's most lopsided playoff loss in history. Silfverberg got his stick on a loose puck at 5:32 when Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson failed to clear it away from Talbot. The Oilers netminder made 39 saves to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over the Ducks. Read More »

Warriors' Postgame Comments Following Game 1 Win Over Jazz

Nick Maneotis, a 31-year-old construction worker, shot back at Barnes while watching Game 1 Tuesday night at a Salt Lake City restaurant: "Matt Barnes should focus more on basketball than nightlife". They combined for just 30 total points. Earlier this week, Green told reporters the Warriors are approaching the playoffs with the expectation Kerr will not return. Read More »

Joshua Knocks Out Klitschko, Remains Undefeated Heavyweight Champ

As quoted on Sky Sports following the bout, Klitschko admitted the 'best man won the fight'. But Klitschko showed there is still plenty of fight left in him. In a sensational fifth round, Joshua knocked down Klitschko only to end up hanging on desperately at the end of the round as the Ukrainian launched a remarkable comeback. Read More »