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Chelsea keep ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in race for EPL title


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 (on May 8) then you lose this great win". Chelsea recorded their first Premier League clean sheet since January despite losing David Luiz to a groin injury on 82 minutes, to be replaced by Nathan Ake. Read More »

Kevin Durant still angry over draft combine experience

They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds, and I was like, 'Alright, keep laughing. I was embarrassed at that point, but I'm like, 'Give me a basketball, please. It still doesn't matter. "Last year was a great experience for me and this year has been even better". "That tells you a lot about the significance of that (stuff)". Read More »

Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft


The Draft has always been a fascinating study in event television; it benefits greatly from not having any other real sporting competition, beyond opening round National Basketball Association playoff games and April baseball. Trading up into the first round from their slot in the second round, which only cost them one of the "free" picks the Bears gave them, to nab a player that had no business being available so late. Read More »

Jose Mourinho praises match-winner Marcus Rashford


Mourinho, after the game in Vigo, said: "He doesn't need to say he is ready to make peace". It will be tough, we know that. "That match at Old Trafford, let's hope that Old Trafford wants us to win because when Old Trafford wants us to win, we win". Read More »

Spurs SF Leonard is game-time decision for Game 6


The San Antonio Spurs will not have their best player Thursday as they attempt to close out the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series. Ginobili capped his splendid performance with a block on Harden's 3-point shot at the buzzer. When the Spurs opened the second half with an 8-1 burst sparked by six points from Aldridge, their advantage ballooned to 26 points. Read More »

Djokovic advances to 3rd round in Madrid Open

In his first clay-court tournament, in Monte Carlo, Djokovic was eliminated by David Goffin in quarterfinals. "Most things weren't working particularly well", Murray said. "I think that it's a really exciting idea". No. 5 seed Milos Raonic was a rare two-set victor, defeating Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 to book a meeting with No. Read More »

Roy Keane serves up a damning verdict on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United


Jose Mourinho is putting a lot of eggs in Manchester United's Europa League basket. They've conquered Europe on three occasions and even won the FIFA Club World Cup once. "We had other matches, for example, against Anderlecht where the stadium was not warm enough to make us feel that it was a very important match for us". Read More »

FINAL: Man Utd book their place in Europa League Final


Sometimes that's football and I've hard to keep working and try to take my chance. "I've been at this club 13 years", he said. I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team. "This club belongs there". They sit second in the Eredivisie with one game to go, which puts them into the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Read More »

'One More', Conte Tells Chelsea Players Ahead Of Friday Showdown


This step was big for us, a big win. "Now we are very close but we need to take another step". We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom. At the same time we have to keep the right concentration, to live the moment with calm, but with the right focus. "It's not important the single person - me, or the future for the players". Read More »

Nadal teaches Kyrgios a lesson in Madrid

He threw his racket on the ground three times in a row after losing a decisive point in the tiebreaker. Few would bet against him going on to win the second Masters tournament on clay in Madrid and the way he nullified the various threatening aspects of the 22-year-old's game was scarily impressive at time . Read More »

Mohit has last laugh as Kings XI beat Mumbai by 7 runs

However, it was Wriddhiman Saha's unbeaten knock of 93 and skipper Maxwell's innings of 47 runs which helped the visitors keep their hopes alive for a place in the play-offs. Saha, who also has a century in the 2014 IPL final, struck 11 boundaries and three sixes to anchor the innings. Kings XI set off at a blistering pace after being put in to bat, Martin Guptill setting the tone by hitting the first ball of the innings for four. Read More »

Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

Simmons will be playing in front of his hometown fans in Houston and is coming off a solid job of defending Rockets top scorer James Harden in Leonard's absence in the previous game. For San Antonio, they have a more balanced offense without one true superstar like a LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or in this case, a James Harden. Read More »

Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers

Nicklas Backstrom is leading the Capitals with six goals and 13 points, but it has been the depth players doing the most damage lately. Pittsburgh finished with just 18 shots on goal, tying its season low. "We gave ourselves the opportunity to continue to play hockey". They're not just going to go away. That created a two-on-one with Burakovsky and Oshie, and Burakovsky kept it for himself, wedging the puck between Fleury. Read More »

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United


It has been quite the fall from grace, but he has refused to come out kicking and screaming. Despite his increasing irrelevance in the first-team squad, Rooney remains adamant that United are destined for success under Mourinho. "Here? Of course", he insisted. You have different challenges in your career. "He is not the player he was, but he is the most under-appreciated footballer we have seen in English football", Salvage told BBC. Read More »

Durant orchestrates win as hapless Jazz face the music

The Warriors needed a game like this from Durant to win Game 3 , and these kinds of game will become even more imperative for them as their playoff slate continues to get more hard. It was their first lead of the series. They led by one at halftime and eventually built a nine-point advantage. They made more trips to the line, had a much higher percentage of assisted baskets than the Warriors (an extreme rarity given the teams' respective styles of offense) and got to the line 11 more ... Read More »

Pre-Match Stats: Swansea City vs Everton

Swansea does not lose to Everton in the last 6 full-time meetings, winning twice and four times drawing in a draw. We created some chances, but the defence of Swansea stood up to everything. Everton rely heavily on Lukaku and when he doesn't score , his teammates often struggle, so he will need to recover from his quiet display in the defeat to Chelsea last time out and fire his side to three points. Read More »

Wenger finally beats Mourinho - too little too late for Arsenal?


We shook hands before the game, we shook hands after the game. "And because we go with everything on Thursday and we can not go with everything against Tottenham". Eight changes to United's starting line-up at the Emirates Stadium certainly pointed to Mourinho's focus on Thursday's semi-final at home to Celta Vigo, where they hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. Read More »

Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

We didn't get past him, but he was able to disrupt the flow of the game with his tenacity and for whatever reason, whether he couldn't find the right matchups or he couldn't find the right mojo this year, he didn't have that same effect. It was a Biblical failure, this time. If Kris Letang was healthy, this might be a different story. Washington had found an extra gear. An 8-year-old at the time, he was already hooked on the game and the guys in the red, white and blue sweaters. Read More »

Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger

Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute with a superb goal after the Arsenal star shrugged off the attentions of Southampton defenders Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens. "Every time we play good football with quality, with opportunities, with chances but without the clinical edge and this is very harsh for the players". Read More »

Kelly Olynyk: 'I don't think I'm a dirty player'

That opening playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks went seven games. This is something Isaiah Thomas briefly discussed after his Celtics dropped Game 3. 3-Point Goals-Boston 14-31 (Thomas 5-6, Green 2-3, Smart 2-4, Rozier 1-1, Johnson 1-1, Horford 1-2, Brown 1-2, Bradley 1-5, Crowder 0-3, Olynyk 0-4), Washington 9-21 (Beal 3-6, Morris 2-4, Wall 2-6, Bogdanovic 1-2, Porter 1-2, Jennings 0-1). Read More »

Cahill: Win over Everton was like a "cup final" for Chelsea

Everton's final three games are away to Swansea City, at home to Watford and a trip to Arsenal. "If we don't win against Middlesbrough (on May 8) you lose this great win", he said. MIDDLESBROUGH, England - Gabriel Jesus marked his return to Manchester City's starting lineup by rescuing a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday. Read More »

Pro shoots 55-over 127 in U.S. Open local qualifying


Clifton McDonald, a " professional ", shot a 127 with a 68 on the back nine - his front side - on Wednesday at Silver Lakes in Glencoe, Alabama. Former Georgia player Lee McCoy, who qualified for the 2015 Open, played in the same local qualifier. Read More »

Tyson Fury Accepts Anthony Joshua Challenge

The 27-year-old added the WBA title to his IBF championship in front of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium by recovering from the first knockdown of his career to stop one of the finest heavyweights in history. Joshua revealed he has no big celebration plans and will spend time with his mum, Yeta, at her council flat in Golders Green in London. He might say "that's me done", or he might say "let's go again". Read More »

Game 5 pivotal for Rockets, Spurs


Leonard insists that he will play on Thursday, but he found himself on the bench down the stretch of Game 5 as he was unable to play at peak effectiveness in a tight game. "It's going to be tough". Danny Green , Patty Mills , and Manu Ginobili were the heroes of game 5, providing offense/defense when the Spurs needed it most. Read More »

'First time? Wow, virgins' - Awkward exchange between Maria Sharapova and Sun journalist

Asked by the media about the comments, Sharapova said: "I don't have anything to say - I am way above that". Ladbrokes, Coral, Betfred and bet365 made five-time Grand Slam victor and former world No. Sharapova converted five of her six break points, and finished the match with four aces to raise her total for the tournament to 24. Sharapova has already been slammed by several other players who are unhappy that the five-time Grand Slam champion has been given wild-card entries to ... Read More »

Penguins eliminate Capitals in Game 7

Between 2:29 into the third period of Game 5 and 12:29 into the third of Game 6, the Capitals ripped off eight straight goals. Win, and you move on to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators . Evgeni Malkin was open in the slot, but Holtby got a piece of his shot. Williams will need one goal to break the all-time record for most goals in a Game 7, a record he shares now with Glenn Anderson. Read More »

'Stud' Ginobili thwarts Rockets with stunning block

During the postseason, the league issues the officiating reviews for all games within three points at any stage in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter, or the last two minutes of any overtime period. It wasn't how much he scored but it was when he scored and when he gave the San Antonio Spurs a defensive stop that mattered. After a steal by LaMarcus Aldridge , Green nailed a three-pointer with less than a minute remaining. Read More »

Penguins' Murray returns from injury, will back up Fleury in Game 7

The Caps barely escaped Game 3 with a win despite the Penguins forcing overtime with two lightning quick goals in the final minutes of the third period. Sidney Crosby was out briefly with a concussion. In no way can you say this about the National Basketball Association playoffs. Ovechkin finished the playoffs dealing with a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections, the Russian Hockey Federation said in noting that Ovechkin would not be able to play for Russia at the ... Read More »

Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. suspeneded for one game


The Washington Wizards are clear favorites to win this game as well, laying 4.5 points to the opposition, a bit lower than the previous, must-win game. Thomas continued his blistering shooting from deep to open the second quarter, hitting his first two from beyond the arc, building Boston's lead to 30-20, forcing a timeout from Wizards coach Scott Brooks. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to speak on 'Dr. Phil' show


Jenkins Hernandez has been largely silent since her fiance's death, but she will break that silence next week in an appearance on Dr. Phil . About her last conversations with Hernandez, she says: "I felt like we were looking so bright". A MA prisons report says Aaron Hernandez was outwardly elated after his acquittal in a double murder trial and did not appear to have thoughts of suicide in the days before he killed himself in his. Read More »

Real Madrid Cruise Into Champions League Final Despite Atletico Defeat

Despite missing out on his side's semi-final clash with Juventus, the 27-year-old emphasised his desire to return to action in a photo posted on his Instagram page. Saul Niguez headed the opening goal home, before Antoine Griezmann , after Fernando Torres was brought down by Raphael Varane, netted from the penalty spot. Read More »

South Florida DE LaDarrius Jackson again arrested on sexual assault charge


The rising junior was first arrested on the same charges May 1 by USF police. According to detectives, Jackson was at the victim's home and asked her multiple times to shower with him. She reportedly tried to wash her hair in an attempt to appease Jackson. That's when investigators say Jackson grabbed her and began taking off her clothes and sexually battered her. Read More »

Goins' hit caps comeback as Blue Jays beat Indians 8-7


Jose Bautista bashed a three-run homer and Ezequiel Carrera hit a two-run blast for the Blue Jays . Jason Kipnis and Brandon Guyer each had three RBIs for the Indians . Indians: OF Abraham Almonte left with a sore right shoulder after flying out to end the top of the second. C Yan Gomes (illness) was replaced by Roberto Perez in the bottom of the third. Read More »