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There's no chance I would trade in Costa for Lukaku, maintains Conte

But it's always the same. "We like to keep the best players". "For sure we must pay great attention to Lukaku and the other players they have, because they have a lot of good players". "They have not taken that next step and I worry for them". Chelsea crushed Everton 5-0 at Stamford Bridge in November, the only game this season Koeman claims his team had "no chance" of taking anything from. Read More »

Jose Mourinho addresses Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future at Manchester United

I think we'll be able to qualify for the Champions League. The 35-year-old's United contract expires at the end of the season, although Mourinho would not be drawn into speculation over the forward's future. "Valencia is the only one", said Mourinho. "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would". I am really pleased with that because this is the Zlatan I know. Read More »

Thomas' 33 too much for Wizards as they falter in game one

The Celtics, who have won six straight games since their 0-2 hole against the Bulls, take a 2-0 series lead to Washington for Game 3 Thursday. FILE - In this December 8, 2016, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) battle for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. Read More »

Brexit: Donald Tusk says EU-27 must remain united


The result is a common position based around ensuring Britain pays a price for leaving and isn't better off outside the bloc so that others won't try to follow. "We are not aligning against anyone". The border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of Britain, is also a problem given the peace process there. Read More »

Manchester United injury problems ease on eve of clash with Celta Vigo

And Rashford insists he sees no reason why he can not follow in the footsteps of United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes who came through the academy like he did. "Last year we scored three goals away against Atletico Madrid to go through (in the Copa del Rey) and their defence is very strong, and this year we won 2-1 at the Bernabeu and they are nearly in the Champions League final". Read More »

Cavs win; sweep Pacers


Irving added 28 points and Williams had 14, and now the Cavaliers have a full week off before they play either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals starting May 1 in Cleveland. In the end, they did sweep the Pacers, so their really shouldn't be too much concern. The league also fined Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

Yankees-Cubs heading to 17th inning

Yet, the Yankees kept going until they got the victory. A well-earned victory for the Chicago Cubs third baseman after a draining 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees in a game that lasted 6 hours, 5 minutes and spilled into Monday morning. Read More »

David Moyes to stay at Sunderland after relegation

The Potters, who had not scored in their previous six matches away from home, broke the deadlock on 33 minutes when Bournemouth forward Lys Mousset deflected a corner into his own net. Whatever happens at the end of the season, hopefully it'll be us staying up, but you never know what happens in the future. 'We knew what was at stake and you know for the first hour we've probably dominated them without really creating clear-cut chances and that's what we needed to do. Read More »

Tottenham pair in Garth Crooks' team of the week


Costa then came to the fore after the interval with a brace - his second a wonderfully worked goal featuring one-twos with Hazard and Pedro. 'I continue to repeat this concept and it's important that we focus on the moment, ' said Costa. Read More »

Corey Kluber Placed On 10-Day Disabled List

On top of that, with Ian Kinsler experiencing hamstring tightness on Wednesday night and J.D. "But in fairness to Klube, I don't know if we need to expect that", Francona said. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez drove in Washington's other run with a third-inning groundout. He is 1-2 with a 6.98 ERA in four starts against the Tribe. Read More »

Tyler Collins' 3-run homer helps Tigers top Indians 7-1

Carrasco has had another solid start to his season. The gamble paid off when Jim Adducci singled to center to make it 3-1. He will face the Tigers in the third game of a four-game series on Wednesday. "That's impactful. He's had a lot to deal with". Manager Terry Francona went with Miller for two innings, although his 26-pitch total wasn't out of the ordinary for him this season. Read More »

Middlesbrough relegated after 3-0 defeat at leaders Chelsea


With his assist for Costa's goal, Cesc Fabregas became the first player in history to notch 10 assists in six different Premier League seasons. Chelsea player ratings: Courtois 6, Azpilicueta 7, David Luiz 8, Cahill 6, Moses 6, Fabregas 9, Matic 7, Alonso 7, Pedro 6, Hazard 8, Diego Costa 8. Read More »

Arsenal end Man United's unbeaten run


I don't think we have any chance of the top four. I left the Emirates. "Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he's a big manager, to have that record of winning so many matches is not normal". Little more than a decade ago, you would struggle to find a more respected manager than Jose Mourinho . "I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League". Read More »

Always Dreaming pulls away to win Kentucky Derby


Racing fans have come to define " success " as any horse sent out by trainer Todd Pletcher with the Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez in the saddle. Godolphin's Thunder Snow lost his chance when bucking after being slowly away. He would be just the fourth maiden and the first since Brokers Tip in 1933 to wear the roses. Read More »

Rockets level series against Spurs, Cavs advance

The Houston Rockets did not handle their moment in Game 3 . James Harden finished the night with a game high 28 points and 12 assists. The 6ft 11in (2.1 meter) forward has averaged 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during the playoffs. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Delivers Heroic Performance; Scores 53 Points On Late Sister's Birthday

The Celtics after winning four straight against the Chicago Bulls when down 2-0 in a first-round series, won the opener against the Wizards, 123-111 to make it five in a row. He not only guts it out, he ends up with 50". "I was just so locked in that fourth quarter and overtime because I wanted to win the game so bad that I really didn't know what I had (point-wise)", said Thomas who scored 29 points in the fourth quarter and the overtime session. Read More »

Buffon: I want people to be sad when I quit


Juventus press hard to score the second goal but Monaco defense managed to hold them till the second half. The return leg in Turin is on Tuesday, and another good result there would see Juventus book a spot in the final which takes place on June 3 at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff. Read More »

Jardim: 'Efficiency made the difference' UEFA Champions League


A third final looks pretty close and maybe Juventus will soon be posting another video with more acrobatics from their flying veteran. We are all working on the same goal, our emotions are the same, we are very united. Juve, who lost the 2015 Champions League final to Barcelona in Berlin, are closing in on an unprecedented sixth successive Serie A title and have also reached the decider of the Coppa Italia against Lazio, raising the prospect of Massimiliano Allegri's side securing a hugely ... Read More »

Last Time They Met In The Playoffs: Warriors vs Jazz


J.J. Redick didn't hit his first 3-pointer until the game's final 3 ½ minutes, drawing the Clippers within eight. In the biggest game of the season, Chris Paul struggled, finishing with 13 points, shooting just 6-for-19 from the field, 1-for-7 from the 3-point line and 0-for-1 from the free-throw line. Read More »

NBA Roundup: Warriors go up 3-0 on Jazz


The best part of the pair's reaction is easily Curry's face popping up like a teacher had called him out for sleeping in class. Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Read More »

Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7


And so, we rely on those guys to monitor these situations and advise us the right way. Holtby, pulled for the final period of Game 2 at home seven days earlier, stopped all 12 shots he faced in the final period and dove to smother a rebound after Sidney Crosby's backhander trickled out of the crease. Read More »

Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

And so, we rely on those guys to monitor these situations and advise us the right way. Holtby, pulled for the final period of Game 2 at home seven days earlier, stopped all 12 shots he faced in the final period and dove to smother a rebound after Sidney Crosby's backhander trickled out of the crease. Read More »

Arsenal end United's 25-match unbeaten run


Slowly I think we became better and in the second half we controlled the game quite well. Milner scored from his first seven spot kicks this season and hadn't missed a Premier League penalty since 2009. It's not a shock for me, you see the outrage of people today at Mourinho, but he's done this for ten or 15 years. True, they still need to win all their games in hand, and even then would be a point short of what is needed - but Liverpool are losing momentum at the wrong time and ... Read More »

Kieran Tierney buzzing after Celtic rout of Rangers

McGregor, who had set up Griffiths for the second, turned goalscorer to make it three and then Boyata tucked home the fourth. Miller did beat Gordon with 10 minutes left after swapping passes with Joe Garner, but even then Celtic did not relent and Lustig wrapped up Celtic's second five-goal derby display of the season when he ghosted through to slot home at the end. Read More »

Man Utd coach Mourinho admits winning Europa League is top priority now


Phil Neville has bemoaned a lack of quality in the race for the Premier League's top four this season and believes Liverpool and Manchester City will secure third and fourth this campaign. Even if I get another red card, then that happens. This is too much for us so I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League . Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Says 'I'm Not Here' Week After Sister's Death


Dwyane Wade led Chicago with 18 points and Jimmy Butler , who connected on just seven of his 21 shots from the floor, finished with 14. The NBA Eastern Conference's eight-seeded team, Chicago Bulls announced on Friday that they will be missing point guard Rajon Rondo in the upcoming games against the Boston Celtics because of a right thumb injury. Read More »

Barcelona face tough Villarreal in La Liga


He is all but assured of both the La Liga pichichi trophy (top scorer award) and the European Golden Boot. Atletico guaranteed a top-four finish as Saul Niguez's victor 21 minutes from time earned a 1-0 win over Eibar . This season, then, and with just three games left to go - two in the league and the cup final - Messi, Suarez and Neymar are nearly certain to register their lowest-ever total. Read More »

Miguel Cabrera Back From Disabled List, John Hicks Optioned


Though Kluber is still carrying a strong 9.9 K/9 on the year, he has allowed more walks (3.1 BB/9) than usual and has coughed up seven long balls through 37 1/3 innings. NOTES: Detroit called up LHP Chad Bell on Sunday and optioned RHP Joe Jimenez to Triple-A Toledo, where he can sharpen his slider. The Tigers were 4-14 last season against the Tribe. Read More »

MLB Predictions: Will the Tigers upset the Indians again? 5/3/17


Eugenio Suarez started the Reds' surge with a three-run homer in the first inning off Jameson Taillon (2-1), who hadn't allowed a homer on the road this season. General manager Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Syndergaard's stint on the DL likely would be measured in weeks rather than days, though he avoided divulging a specific timeline. Read More »

Caps control Pens to force a Game 7


That they're not burdened by the weight of the team's history of playoff flameouts, one most of the guys in red, white and blue had nothing to do with. He remained in the game. "You can see how he play today", Evgeny Kuznetsov said after the 4-2 win. As Sidney Crosby gave the Penguins a boost with a return from his latest concussion, Braden Holtby had his strongest performance of the season, stopping 20 shots to help force a Game 6 back in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Read More »

Cavaliers beat Raptors, Spurs topple Rockets

Yet it still wasn't enough. Kyrie Irving scored 16 points and Kyle Korver had 14 for the Cavaliers James had eight rebounds and seven assists. That streak ended when Toronto beat the Cavs in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, but the Raptors couldn't duplicate the feat this time around. Read More »

Ryan Anderson: Ryan Anderson plays backup center Sunday


The team is still searching out treatment options for Nene but it is unlikely he will rejoin the Rockets during their 2017 playoff run. That's awhile. Basketball is a puzzle yearning to be understood, and all that any of us do-from the most casual fan to the lifers in the game-is endeavor to make sense of it. Read More »

Capitals hammer Penguins to force Game 7

Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins , who led 1-0 and 2-1. With the Capitals up by two goals through two periods, Backstrom's goal on a two-on-one just 16 seconds into the third seemed to seal the result. Read More »