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Hull survival bid hit by home loss to Sunderland


Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a stylish display inspired by David Silva's return from injury at Eastlands. In fact, Swansea boss Paul Clement is well aware of a possible play-off game between his side and Hull should they be completely tied at the end of the season. Read More »

RCB vs KKR IPL 2017


RCB: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Vishnu Vinod, Sreenath Arvind, Kedar Jadhav (WK), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake. Read More »

Thierry Henry: This is how Jose Mourinho will have the last laugh


Arsenal's hopes of a top four Premier League finish and a spot in Europe's elite competition depend on the teams above them slipping up during the final stages of the season. I left the Emirates, they were crying. Asked about Arsenal finally tasting victory against him, Mourinho said: "It's a big club". "I have 40 years of experience at the top, top level, you know, I think I personally I have a good knowledge of the game". Read More »

Ravens had CB Gareon Conley take a polygraph test minutes before draft

Conley probably is just the beginning of a defense-heavy draft for Oakland, though McKenzie said the team will continue to lean upon its board and draft talent, regardless of position . "I appreciate the Raiders having faith in me not only as a player but as a person", Conley said. It was one of the best moments of my life. But he was and the Raiders made their second flawless pick in a row. Read More »

Raptors barely get by Bucks in Game 6, advance to second round


That said, our algorithms actually think the good (Games 2, 4, 5, and some of 6) outweighs the bad (Games 1, 3, and some of 6) with this Toronto team and that they have a legitimate chance of dethroning the defending champs in the next round, in what should be a tighter series than when these two teams met in last year's Eastern Conference Finals. Read More »

Kevin Durant dominant as Golden State Warriors win


Golden State's 97.4 defensive rating is a postseason-best and more than four points better than any other team. He drained step-back and fadeaway jumpers, cut to the rim for layups and buried timely three-pointers. "We'll have to be great in those last five minutes", Hayward said. "I'm not surprised", Oubre said after practice Saturday. Utah held the Warriors to just seven of their patented fast break points, this after giving up 29 and 19 in Games 1 and 2, respectively. Read More »

Sunrisers beat Mumbai to close in on play-offs

However, fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques (44) calmed the home side's nerves. The replays, however, showed that the ball had in fact clipped the gloves a little before hitting the helmet. We thought we could shut out one side of the ground with the big boundaries and that is why we got Nabi on to bowl early. His miscued pull went straight up in the air for Kaul to pick up a wicket first ball. Read More »

'He looks like a veteran!' - Conte backs Ake to replace injured Luiz

That's the thing about man-marking in the modern game: you can't really improvise it. "I'm also pleased for this because to play a young player is a great thing for us". In the day's earlier match, a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick dealt a blow to Manchester United's hopes of a top four finish whilst boosting Swansea's chances of escaping the drop in an entertaining 1-1 Premier League draw. Read More »

Labour leader refuses to commit over Brexit


Other within his own party were less confident of their ability to get rid of him. Jeremy Corbyn has rowed back from suggestions he could remain Labour leader even if he fails to gain power in the general election. She claims her weekly exchanges with Corbyn during Prime Minister's Questions mean she doesn't need to take part in televised contests. And he was introduced by Coronation Street and Broadchurch actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who told cheering activists that they had a month to ... Read More »

Game 5 pivotal for Rockets, Spurs

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley learned of his grandfather's death just hours before Houston's Game 4 matchup with the Spurs. The rockets have to seize the opportunity and win the next game. But, who knows? Maybe the Rockets can survive Nene's loss and continue to roll with one of the NBA's most fun offenses. Coming back from down 3-1 against the Spurs with two more games in San Antonio (even a debilitated, Parker-less edition of the Spurs ) was not happening. Read More »

Washington Capitals can't solve Penguins in Game 4

Fleury did the rest as he continued his renaissance with starter Matt Murray out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. If so, this is one heck of a swan song. "I think that we set the tone right away". Holtby, who was criticized early on in the first round against the Maple Leafs, deserves some of the blame. Read More »

Grading the Eagles' 2017 draft | The No-Huddle Show (PODCAST)

Those four join a list of returnees that includes Jordan Matthews , Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham. We don't get out of our apartments much, honestly. "Just by focusing on my work, making sure I'm beating my block, if I'm going against a tight end, making sure I'm beating him first before I put my eyes in the backfield". Read More »

Schlupp talks playing centre-back in Manchester City drubbing


Captain Vincent Kompany converted a 49th minute assist from compatriot Kevin De Bruyne. The 31-year-old centre-back has missed most of the season due to injury, but having started and completed five of his club's last six league games, the Belgium worldwide believes all of that is now behind him. Read More »

Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage "impossible" turnaround

Atletico Madrid have built a reputation for gargantuan achievements under coach Diego Simeone and have not given up hope of a remarkable turnaround against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg. Kylian Mbappe, 18 and one of the hottest properties in European football, has scored 18 goals in his last 20 competitive games, while the team features other risky players including resurgent Colombian forward Radamel Falcao. Read More »

Euro hits 6-month high and Asian shares gain after French election

Macron is a keen advocate of the European Union and the euro currency, while Le Pen has proposed taking France out of both. Mr Macron won the presidency with 66% of votes cast for a candidate. Other high-ranking figures in the Italian government also interpreted Macron's victory as a vote of confidence in the EU. "This is something that appeals to French people because they are exhausted of French politicians". Read More »

President Trump Calls the Russia Investigation a 'Taxpayer Funded Charade'

Mr Flynn, a retired army lieutenant-general, misled the Trump administration about discussing United States sanctions against Russian Federation with the country's envoy, Sergei Kislyak, before the inauguration. Russian Federation denies allegations that it has sought to meddle in foreign elections. Flynn received more than $45,000 for the trip. In her first public remarks since being fired by Trump on January 30, Yates also stood behind her decision not to defend the White House's ... Read More »

Bye Bye Blues: Nashville Predators Headed To Western Conference Final

Louis Blues and clinching the franchise's first trip to the Western Conference final. Following intermission they quickly found their momentum with Roman Josi scoring a goal and tying the game just 35 seconds into the second period. The Nashville television station got ahead of itself by exactly one playoff series after the Preds earned a ticket to the Western Conference Finals by beating the St. Read More »

One big step to Champions League, says Liverpool's Emre Can

Jurgen Klopp had seen Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal drop points in the battle for the Premier League top four before his side travelled to Vicarage Road - and they took full advantage. Despite that hard run-in, defender Adrian Mariappa is keen to improve on the points tally and will be looking to take lessons from the Liverpool game into the remaining weeks. Read More »

Not Interested - Jose Mourinho Won't Speculate On Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Man Utd Future

However, his season and possibly his career at United have been cut short, with the Swede been taking off just towards the end of normal time in the 2-1 win over Anderlecht. Manager Jose Mourinho told the 35-year-old he wants to trigger the extra year of his contract despite his devastating knee injury. Marcus Rashford has credited Manchester United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic with having a huge influence on his game during the season they have played together at Old Trafford . Read More »

New York Rangers: Plenty being said after Blueshirts tie Ottawa series

Stepan (assist, three shots in 20:22) and Zibanejad (four shots, one hit in 19:18) won only 17 of 45 faceoffs in Ottawa on Saturday. "We didn't play well (in New York)". Before that, he played for the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brady Skjei leads NY with four goals, Mika Zibanejad has six assists and Mats Zuccarello has 18 shots on goal. Read More »

Thomas scores 53 as Celtics beat Wizards

Rudy Gobert led the Jazz's tally at 13 points and eight rebounds, while Draymond Green and Kevin Durant wound up with 17 points each for the top-seeded Golden State Warriors. The Rondo injury surely played a role, but Stevens was able to make effective adjustments on the defensive end to hold the Bulls under 100 points for four straight games. Read More »

Rockets lose ugly Game 3; Spurs lead 2-1


San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) puts up a shot over Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson (3) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Houston scored six straight points soon after that to get within eight, but Danny Green made two 3-pointers in less than a minute to push the lead to 94-82 with less than three minutes remaining. Read More »

Newcastle United take home the Sky Bet Championship title


And, just as news filtered through of Villa's dramatic Brighton equaliser, Dwight Gayle raced through to score a last-minute third and seal a joyous afternoon. Hogan hobbling off midway through the half. Gayle netted his 23rd goal of the season in Sunday's title-securing 3-0 win over Barnsley. DeAndre Yedlin crossed for Perez, who flicked the ball past Adam Davies . Read More »

Eastern Conference quarterfinals Game 2: Maple Leafs vs. Capitals


What if Brett Connolly's shot hadn't rang off the post? "You just have to go and do it". "Caps in four", "Leafs shouldn't even be in the playoffs", were some of the criticism the Leafs faced entering the series, but now things have changed and the Capitals are suddenly in a 1-1 series going on the road. Read More »

Dhawan shines as Hyderabad beat Mumbai

Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ashok Dinda, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat , Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi and Shardul Thakur. Read More »

Celtics beat Bulls, take 3-2 series lead

That night, Thomas' reaction was basically to laugh and shrug. Rondo sustained a broken right thumb and ligament damage in his right wrist in the Bulls' game two victory. When asked about Thomas' demeanor on Sunday, Horford says he believes Thomas having the opportunity to spend time with family in his hometown before heading to Chicago definitely helped Thomas and made things a bit easier for him. Read More »

Warriors eliminate Jazz with 121-95 Game 4 win

Draymond Green did the things Draymond Green (17/10/11 in 35 minutes) does better than anyone else, and the Warriors simply eroded Utah's will to stay alive. Led by Dante Exum off the bench, Utah outscored Golden State by 14 points in the second quarter to trim that huge deficit to just 8 at halftime. The Warriors completed a sweep of the four-game series . Read More »

Gayle apologises for RCB's dismal show in IPL 10

Chinnaswamy Stadium. "Nothing has changed off the field since last season". The Kings XI have 10 points with three matches to go, while the Gujarat Lions are in the bottom half with eight points. "It's really unusual. I've never seen something like this in T20 cricket.it's really energy-sapping and all you can do is carry on and keep trying our hardest". Read More »

Capitals top Penguins, force Game 7


The Penguins didn't have much to be positive about during Game 6, but Jake Guentzel did pick up his ninth goal of the postseason. It was a play that not only gave his team a wider lead but also energized the Capitals and the entire building. Read More »

Buffon: I want people to be sad when I quit

Veteran Juve goalie Gianluigi Buffon saved twice from teen sensation Kylian Mbappe in the opening minutes, before thwarting Monaco captain Radamel Falcao from a superb header as the host did most of the initial probing. "Once we took the lead, there were a few risky crosses when Dani Alves was late coming out, then Andrea Barzagli , but overall we should be happy". Read More »

Antonio Conte "excited" by title prospect

The Spain global delivered a majestic display in his side's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday (8 May) but has only started 11 Premier League games this season and has had to make do with being N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic's understudy. Read More »

Ex-Nigeria Coach Mensah: I Expected Joshua To Knock Out Klitschko


Former world champion Lennox Lewis has been quick to hail titleholder Anthony Joshua, saying his "cracking fight" with Wladimir Klitschko was "everything a boxing fan could want". Joshua took the third up to fifth rounds and was clearly ahead on points when he got floored in the sixth round giving Klitschko two points credit for the extra effort. Read More »