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Sam Allardyce warns Palace players about complacency after City loss

Against Chelsea, we create more chances both here and at Stamford Bridge but in the boxes we are not good. The way we did it against Palace was a good start but now we have to do it for three more games. They made it very hard for us, they played very deep and we didn't create enough chances. "Hopefully United can focus on the Europa League and next season we shall see five English teams in Europe which would be incredible". Read More »

What Matt Harvey Did Before Not Showing Up At The Ballpark Saturday

NY is missing ace right-hander Syndergaard (latissimus dorsi), outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring), first baseman Lucas Duda (elbow), catcher Travis d'Arnaud (wrist), left-hander Steven Matz (elbow), right-hander Seth Lugo (elbow), third baseman David Wright (recovery from neck surgery) and outfielder Brandon Nimmo (hamstring). Read More »

Liverpool top Watford 1-0 in EPL

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As is the case in nearly every post-match interview with Jurgen Klopp following a win, the Anfield boss was all smiles and took the time to appreciate (via Sky Sports ) what was a Goal of the Season contender from his number 23. We will give our best. "That meant there was more pressure on us because if we hadn't done our job then the other teams dropping points wouldn't have meant anything". Read More »

Zidane hailed the "unique" talents of Cristiano

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It defeated the city rival in the final both in 2014 and 2016, and also in the quarterfinals in 2015. And they struck twice more in the final 20 minutes to give the score line the reflection Real's dominance deserved. "Obviously when Cristiano is in good form Real Madrid make the most of it, I want to congratulate him because he's unique". "So we can be very happy with the game, the three goals, and above all to keep a clean sheet at home as that is so important in a two-legged tie". Read More »

Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Prosecutors argued during that hearing that Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder shouldn't be erased because he killed himself. Today, Massachusetts Judge Susan Garsh of Bristol County granted the former National Football League star abatement on his 2015 conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd . Read More »

Tigers' series finale with Indians rained out

Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd (2-2) allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings. On top of that, with Ian Kinsler experiencing hamstring tightness on Wednesday night and J.D. Thursday's scheduled start, right-hander Michael Fulmer (2-1, 3.19 ERA), is now expected to start Friday in Oakland, with everyone else in the rotation being pushed back a day. Read More »

Celtics rip OT win from Wizards

Not only guts it out, he ends up with 50. Smart played 31 minutes, registering six points, four assists, three steals and three blocks. In Game 1 against Washington on Sunday, Thomas had one of his left front teeth come out in the first quarter . Read More »

Chelsea deserved win against Everton: Eden Hazard

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A handsome, long-range strike from Pedro, a Gary Cahill tap-in and a neatly worked goal from substitute Willian secured three points in the trickiest test in Chelsea's title run-in. If we don't win against Middlesbrough we lose this great win. I think we finished a crucial week very well. "It was convincing but we had to work hard for it. Read More »

Iheanacho gets cameo as City crush Palace 5-0

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Guardiola hailed Kompany's commanding return to his side, but admitted back-up for the injury-hit captain is necessary. Big Sam has accused his players of believing that they are safe from the drop, with wins coming against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Read More »

Murray pleased to break new ground in Barcelona

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Nadal made it 10 titles in Monte Carlo last week, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final, and repeated the feat on a centre court renamed after him before the tournament - defeating Thiem 6-4 6-1. "In the first set, I didn't have many chances, but I started to play better in the second", the three-time major victor said. Murray will play Dominic Thiem on Saturday after the Austrian booked his place in the last four earlier on Friday by easing past Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1 6-2. Read More »

Vegas Play of the Day: Ducks at Oilers

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists and Vernon Fiddler scored with 5:05 left, sending Nashville to the road win in Game 1 of its second-round playoff series. "Obviously, with our defense, we have a lot of defensemen that can move their feet, find open lanes and shift and skate and turn and be deceptive in terms of protecting the puck", said Subban . Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. delivers emotional message to fans

FS1 is carrying the Dale Earnhardt Jr. press conference live today with a special edition of NASCAR RACE HUB at 3:00 PM ET hosted by Adam Alexander and Shannon Spake. "You know I wanted to be able to make that decision myself on retiring, and not really have it made for me". "Dale Junior's a racer that even people who aren't hardcore fans love to watch and root for", said John Braun, a manager at Murphy's Loft. Read More »

Wenger feels sorry for forgotten man Perez

It would be a shame to see a player who has looked as sharp as Perez in limited time leave Arsenal. Having arrived from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna last August, Perez, with his excellent movement and eye for goal, was seen by many Arsenal fans as a possible answer to the club's long-standing problems at centre-forward. Read More »

Mets suspend Harvey 3 games for violating team rules

In his first big-league game since 2015, the lefty was hit hard, giving up six runs and eight hits in 32/3 innings. NY managed only one hit in a 7-0 loss and was shut out for the first time this season. If you would like to receive an email each time a new New York Mets article is published , fill out our email notification form . After showing up at the ballpark, Harvey apologized for his late arrival. Read More »

Bookmakers set odds on Joseph Parker v Anthony Joshua

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And Ortiz has since claimed that his formidable record may see Joshua attempt to duck him. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed in Lagos on Tuesday that the Federal Government will invite the newly crowned unified World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua , to the country. Read More »

Liverpool fans feeling the heat after monster Man City win

Cape Town - Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is hopeful Manchester United will focus on Europa League glory as the top-four race intensifies. Palace manager Sam Allardyce admitted his side's heavy schedule caught up with them when they lost 2-0 at home to Burnley last weekend, leaving them on 38 points. Read More »

Rangers fans know who is to blame for awful defeat to Celtic

The veteran Gers striker, continuing as captain in the absence of injured Lee Wallace, scored the late consolation goal for the home side who suffered a Hoops humiliation on Saturday. But Roberton is hopeful that supporters, who bought 43,000 season tickets last summer, will get behind Caixinha's side in large numbers in the 2017/18 campaign. Read More »

We can pick ourselves up and get results, says Elmohamady

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The Portugese manager was left feeling philosophical about a performance that " didn't deserve the result ". "In some moments you don't have the calm you need in these games". Moyes said: "Even if some players go, we'd have the nucleus of a pretty good side". "We played well and we stuck together and it's never easy as players because you don't know how the fans are going to react, but they were brilliant and credit to them". Read More »

IMF says Asia facing risks from rise in protectionism

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The IMF wrote in its latest Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific report that Malaysia's labour market improvement and 2017 fiscal measures would support private consumption. Some of the upward revision in Japan reflects the comprehensive revision of the national accounts in 2016. "Growth is revised downward in India due to temporary effects from the currency exchange initiative and in Korea owing to political uncertainty", it stated. Read More »

Arsenal end United's unbeaten run

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Mourinho has however been unable to turn around the club's poor league form. "It is impossible to finish in the top four". Ramsey soon turned provider, finding ex-Manchester United player Danny Welbeck in a good position but he was unable to take advantage, being quickly drowned out by the visiting team. Read More »

Bouchard slams Sharapova, 'she is a cheater'

She tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and her original two-year ban was reduced on appeal . Mladenovic ousted two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday and is one of several players who has criticized Sharapova for her doping violation, but the Russian said she will not use it as added motivation in their semifinal on Saturday. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez Legal Team Discussing How Abatement Impacts Patriots Contract

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Hernandez committed suicide in his cell last month, leaving a number of questions unanswered in the fallout. The legal principle that guided Garsh is known as abatement ab initio , Latin for the phrase "from the beginning". He was sentenced to life without parole for murdering semi-pro football player Lloyd in June 2013. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez killed himself because he had knowledge that his conviction would be vacated, and that was grounds for keeping the conviction in place. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's 2013 Murder Conviction Vacated

Prosecutors could appeal the judge's decision. Hernandez had a $41 million National Football League contract when he was arrested at his home in June 2013 and charged with murder. Given the lowered burden of proof in civil cases, however, it's not as if the abatement rules out Hernandez being found liable in the wrongful-death lawsuit. Read More »

Atletico are up against it; and Zidane wants to score goals

The France global has been hit by different muscular problems since the beginning of the season and had only returned last month from a long-term spell on the sidelines. "We know the player belongs to Atletico Madrid so we were surprised he would do tests for another club without anyone telling us when he is with our club at the moment. Read More »

Raptors, Spurs advance in National Basketball Association playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry battle for a loose ball during the first half of game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Milwaukee . He repeatedly tore through the Toronto defense to get to the lane, finishing with 34 points. A 9-of-18 showing from the foul line in the fourth quarter hurt, too. Read More »

The Players Championship Golf Betting Tips

He fell too far behind Jimmy Walker to catch him in the PGA Championship. Knox is three for three on cuts made here and has finished T34, T17, and T19 in those, with a closing round 68 three years running. Day's back is better, and he has seen his mother make positive strides in her fight against cancer". She had the tumour removed and is doing so well that Day said she is back home, and even returned to work. Read More »

Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool have "unfair" advantage in top-4 race

Zabaleta acknowledged the absence of the injured Paul Pogba was a factor but felt United's tactics were not created to deliver victory, despite City being a point ahead of them in the Champions League race. United will be pushing for a win, but the lack of options in the defence and midfield will force them to find solutions for this tie. "I have to speak with them". Read More »

Canelo, GGG announce fight set for September 16

The fight appears to have served as a real sparring session for Alvarez in his September 16 date with Golovkin . "They didn't want to", said Canelo. "The difference is, this fight is going to have a lot of action, nonstop action", said De La Hoya, who's calling the bout "Bombs Away". "He's a good fighter, very fast and very consistent". Read More »

Premiership: Chelsea One Win away from Title

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Tottenham Hotspur's surprise defeat at West Ham United last week handed Chelsea the initiative and they can now seal a second title triumph in three years if they win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. The Italian took time to stop and speak to interim manager Agnew en route to the Boro fans. "I think it's important to have a great respect and to clap this type of situation because I think this happens only in England", Conte explained. Read More »

Cesar Azpilicueta hails 'dangerous' Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea passed the toughest test of the title run-in to keep Tottenham at arm's length. To win 3-0 is fantastic. Although Spurs' hopes of overhauling Chelsea are fading, they are locking down second place for their highest finish in 54 years. Read More »

For Game 5, it's speedy Rockets vs. sturdy Spurs

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Well, well, well. It's clear the Rockets were right about those two factors, as they adjusted and successfully achieved both in the comfortable win. Reportedly, Beverley was completely distraught, tears and everything (not unlike Boston's Isaiah Thomas after hearing the news about his sister dying in a vehicle accident a few weeks ago). Read More »

He is an example of our season - Conte lauds ´fantastic´ Fabregas

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Just 10 minutes later, Marcos Alonso doubled his side's lead when he steered home his sixth league goal of the season following a deflection from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan's thigh. Fabregas created Chelsea's third which Nemanja Matic converted as the hosts laid siege to Boro's goal, with the final whistle bringing contrasting emotions. Read More »