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Champions League: Carefree Monaco worry Allegri


Brazilian Alves provided the cross for Mario Mandzukic to score the first goal in the second leg of the semi-final and then added one himself with an explosive strike to effectively finish off the tie by half-time. Mbappe's goal was Monaco's 150th this season in all competitions; only Real Madrid (158) and Barcelona (160) have scored more from the big five European leagues. Read More »

Alonso out before crash halts Russian Grand Prix

Bottas started third in Sochi, but jumped the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen before aptly controlling the latter stages of the race as four-time world champion Vettel closed onto his gearbox. Before the race, Bottas had faced questions over whether Mercedes would order him to let Hamilton through in order to boost the British driver's title chances against Vettel. Read More »

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez already planning for the future


His opposite number Rafael Benitez will head into a meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley next week hoping the club share his ambition for the title winners. The Seagulls were left heartbroken last season after missing out on automatic promotion on goal difference, before falling in the Play-Offs against Sheffield Wednesday . Read More »

Warriors await challenge after cruising to 8-0 in playoffs

The Warriors proceed to the 2017 Western Conference Finals. The Warriors are No. 1 among playoff teams with a defensive rating of 96.9, far and way the best of any team in these playoffs. Here's what Green had to say about Utah fans after game 3. "I hate to keep saying on this, but it's something Steve has talked about. he's always harping on, 'Hey, it's not just for this game, it's for the long-term, we've got to get better, we've got to do things the right way'". Read More »

The Dub Sack: Warriors Easily Win Game 1, Remain Perfect In Playoffs

Jazz point guard George Hill will not play Thursday in Game 2 of Utah's playoff series against the Warriors because of a toe injury that has limited him throughout the season. If they don't get careless or lose focus... the Warriors are going to win this series fairly easily, because Utah has to play its absolute best to be competitive in this series, and that is not easy to do against the Warriors. Read More »

Braden Holtby: Braden Holtby needs only 15 saves in 5-2 win

If Matt Murray were healthy, he would be replacing Fleury for Game 7. "FLEU-RY!" and might've planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. In Game 6, it was his physicality that made a difference. "I've got to believe that (the momentum from Game 6 is) going to roll over, that they're finally sick and exhausted of hearing that they haven't gone to the third round and will break through", Boudreau said. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Praises Marcus Rashford's Mentality Following Goal in Celta Vigo Win


Manchester United took a giant stride towards reaching the final of the Europa League when they beat Celta Vigo 1-0 at the Balaidos in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Thursday night. " Nothing is impossible ", said Alvarez. The position of the free kick is not Paul Pogba's favourite position . However he was powerless to stop Rashford's 67th minute free-kick. Read More »

Sunderland relegated from the Premier League


With Sunderland on the market and uncertainty around the future of manager David Moyes, it is unclear who will make that decision or when. The defeat by Bournemouth was the ninth time Sunderland have failed to score in their past 10 games, and the 18th time they have failed to do so this season. Read More »

Devils contact Kovalchuk to discuss pending return to NHL


Shero said the Devils would be open to a sign and trade, but that any potential deal would have to make sense for New Jersey. Kovalchuk played his last National Hockey League game in 2013 for the New Jersey Devils and has since moved on to play in the KHL for the SKA St. Read More »

Marco Silva only focused on Hull's result against Sunderland


David Moyes side played without pressure - as you would do when relegation has already been confirmed - and George Honeyman should have given them the lead early on but the midfielder headed a good chance wide. Meanwhile, Sunderland and Middlesbrough have both already been relegated. "A draw would probably have been a fair result", he said. When you don't do this you lose focus and we conceded two from set pieces. Read More »

Manchester City boss Guardiola hopes United win Europa League


On the other side, Manchester City are only a point up on their crosstown rivals Manchester United, with both teams in a heated battle for the fourth and last Champions League qualifying spot. "There have been a few games this season where we should have had the victory but this was different." he added. "I remember one game where the opponent created more chances". Read More »

NFL Draft: Jonnu Smith Highlights

In this analysis, that would have been a deal-killer for that lofty level of his selection. Here's the remaining draft schedule, including time , TV channel and live stream information (all times Central). Walker was named the 2016 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Or dumb, depending how you see it. Using a standard popular with fans of Jay Cutler, Trubisky didn't have a lot of help from the UNC defense, which allowed nearly 25 points per game. Read More »

Watch Game 5 NBA Playoffs 2017 Basketball Online


The miscue helped contribute to the Spurs failing to take a shot at the close of regulation, forcing overtime. Making a prediction in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets has been just about impossible with both teams winning two games by comfortable margins. Read More »

Silva calls for calm after Hull lose to Sunderland


Guy Mowbray: " Hull this week, Swansea next". It is easy to see why the Sunderland goalkeeper is one of the most sought-after young English talents around. Think you can do better than Lawro? Hull are priced as short as 1/6 to go down, while Swansea are now priced between 4/1 and 11/2 to be relegated after their 1-0 win against Everton moved them out of the relegation zone, with 35 points from 36 games. Read More »

Stefano Pioli sacked after six months as head coach


Inter now trail city rivals AC Milan by three points, and league leaders and Champions League finalists Juventus by a huge 39 points. A statement on read: "Inter Milan announces that it has parted ways with coach Stefano Pioli and his technical staff". Read More »

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin confirm

Golovkin then walked into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena and shook Alvarez's hand as the pair confirmed the fight the world has been waiting for is on. The 26-year-old now lays claim to victories over Chavez Jr., Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan , but the biggest crack of his quickly expanding legacy has been his reluctance to fight Golovkin . Read More »

Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Villarreal

The visitors are now fifth on the table and battling for a place in next season's Europa League, however, they are just five points behind Sevilla, who have still to visit Real Madrid. "We've got hard games to come but we're very good, we have 24 players that always want to play and we need to keep going like this and go for the league title". Read More »

Judge vacates Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction


The ruling comes almost three weeks after Hernandez killed himself. As far as the New England Patriots and Aaron Hernandez's unpaid National Football League salary are concerned, even if the Massachusetts Supreme Court rules to vacate his murder conviction, there is no doubt that the Patriots will fight making any additional payments to Hernandez's estate. Read More »

John Wall, Wizards use two staggering runs to climb back in series


John Wall finished with 27 points after missing his first nine shots and 12 assists for the Wizards, who evened the best-of-seven series 2-2 after Boston won the first two games at home. Because the Wizards actually executed their game plan. The Celtics Gerald Green told reporters after the game on Thursday, "We're going to beat their ass". Read More »

Mbappe: Monaco exit Champions League with their heads held high


Mbappe pulled a goal back midway through the second period to end Juve's stretch of clean sheets, but it was little consolation for a completely outclassed side as they now turn their attention to the Ligue 1. The Serie A champions came into the second leg with a healthy lead, after recording a 2-0 win in France last week. Juventus also beat Monaco back then, and made the final only to lose to Real Madrid. Read More »

Bottas takes his first F1 victory with Russian win

But the Ferrari driver was able to keep the Mercedes driver at bay. Hamilton struggled with an overheating vehicle and finished off the podium for the first time since Malaysia last October. Hamilton is now on 73 points in the drivers' championship, just 10 ahead of third-placed Bottas who is beginning to look more and more comfortable behind the wheel of his Mercedes. Read More »

Manchester United not under pressure to win Europa League - Mourinho


Mourinho made eight changes from Thursday's 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the away leg of United's Europa League semi-final, notably awarding a full debut to 19-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe . He did fantastically well to play 60 minutes and the goal is a lucky situation. " Arsenal were not better than us in my opinion". Despite fielding a weakened team , United were still able to call upon the services of experienced players such as Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Juan Mata so the defeat ... Read More »

Raptors, Spurs Close Out Series With Game 6 Wins


The Bucks as a team scored 103.6 points per game and allowed just over 103.7 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to keep their postseason chances alive. He repeatedly tore through the Toronto defense to get to the lane, finishing with 34 points. And the Bucks continued their furious comeback for most of the fourth quarter. Read More »

Inspired Alves leads Juventus into Champions League final


However, this image of the two as youngsters began doing the rounds before kick-off on Tuesday, with the duo scarcely recognisable compared to the grizzled veterans they've become. Juventus soaked up the early pressure before stepping up a gear midway through the half. Juventus have a 2 goal advantage from the first leg. Read More »

Myles Garrett can't wait to sack Ben Roethlisberger


With the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Browns selected the safest pick on the board: Myles Garrett , the Texas A&M pass-rushing fiend. The 21-year-old defensive end was seen as the top star in the Draft, and was picked by the Cleveland Browns. Read More »

Red Sox Fan Banned for Life for Racial Slur


Sale threw a almost 100 miles per hour fastball towards Machado in the first inning of Tuesday's game between the teams. The original beef between the two teams - Machado's spikes-high slide into Dustin Pedroia's leg, which has since been deemed unintentional by all involved parties - has escalated over the past two weeks. Read More »

Raptors hoping to get back into series with Cavaliers


James also tallied eight rebounds and seven assists as Cleveland will seek to clinch the series with a win in game four on Sunday in Toronto . The Cleveland Cavaliers eased to yet another win over the Toronto Raptors as the San Antonio Spurs edged ahead in their National Basketball Association playoff series . Read More »

Liverpool star Emre Can: Watford win was massive

It was a gritty performance, not really associated with Liverpool , but our last three away games have produced nine points, at the business end of the season when needed most . Liverpool have also been boosted by confirmation that Philippe Coutinho, taken off after just 13 minutes with a dead leg, is not likely to miss the run-in. Read More »

Capitals overwhelm Penguins, force Game 7

Oshie - the Penguins had no answer for the line Monday night, Burakovsky getting a pair of goals, Backstrom getting a goal and an assist and Oshie getting a power-play goal to open the scoring. The Washington Capitals were businesslike in their clinical 5-2 dismantling of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, and they played with the poise of a team whose work isn't done yet. Read More »

Injured Paul Pogba to miss Manchester City clash, says Jose Mourinho


Pogba limped out of Sunday's 2-0 win at Burnley and will miss Thursday's trip to the Etihad Stadium, where victory would take United above City into the Champions League qualifying places. Jose Mourinho has had his fair share of bad luck when it comes to injury problems this season, and had two more major setbacks last week with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo ruled out for the rest of the season. Read More »

Barca keep the pressure on Real

Messi's first cancelled out Cedric Bakambu's equaliser, while his second rounded off the scoring, with Luis Suarez having given the hosts a two-goal cushion. Messi made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time, bursting inside from the right and seeing his low shot from the edge of the area deflected into the right corner, past the wrong-footed Fernandez. Read More »

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard: 'Cheater' Maria Sharapova should be banned for life


Bouchard, long seen as the Russian's heir in the sport's marketability stakes, had attacked Sharapova over her return from a 15-month suspension and suggested the former world No. Sharapova picked up a second win in as many days on Thursday, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova at the tournament. Following her win over Kontaveit, the 30-year-old spoke of adjusting to her opponent and gaining confidence as the game went on. Read More »