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Concussed Crosby skates with Pens on off day


The Caps have lost eight of nine playoff series against the Penguins, including last year's. Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct. "I'm not going to anoint him or anything". "It's kind of an amateur play by me there ..." Capitals center Jay Beagle believed things could get “nasty” as the series moved forward. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo says Real Madrid are 'phenomenal' at the moment

Having reached 100 Champions League goals in the last round against Bayern Munich, he took his tally to 103 at the Bernabeu as he put Atletico Madrid to the sword, and he is now only one shy of 400 goals for the Spanish club. We played a fantastic first 30 minutes, had many chances for a second goal, but we did it in the second half. Earlier on Wednesday we covered Mundo Deportivo's claims that Liverpool have submitted a "great offer" to sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Fernando Torres: 'Future is bright for Atletico Madrid'


Real Madrid's Champions League victory over Atletico could have major ramifications for Manchester United should the Red Devils win the Europa League later this month. "We can be happy but we haven't won anything". When they leave the ramshackle, rusting but beloved Calderon, however, they will take a step closer to being like Real, one of Europe's super-clubs with a state-of-the-art stadium to match. Read More »

"On a manqué de sérieux", déplore Lacazette — OL-Ajax


En 5 minutes Alexandre Lacazette redonne espoir à tout le peuple gone. Il faut dire que depuis le début de la saison l'Olympique lyonnais s'illustre par son irrégularité et sa capacité à rebondir après les contre-performances. Passeur décisif pour Lacazette , il n'a pas toujours été inspiré au moment de faire les bons choix. C'est notre leader d'attaque, un joueur qui a de l'impact sur notre équipe et l'adversaire. Read More »

Boston Celtics commentary: C's will get their swagger back in Game 5

Olynyk tried to steer the conversation to Wednesday's Game 5 after Tuesday's practice but reaffirmed that he does not consider himself a dirty player. Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days' rest, 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. Read More »

Chelsea beat Everton 3-0; Manchester clubs stumble


Everton was expected to be the toughest game in Chelsea's run-in. If the Blues can't stop their former striker, Everton could win. Lukaku has been in fine form this season and now leads the race for the Premier League golden boot with 24 goals. Read More »

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

The game lived up to the series hype and was easily the best 60 minutes of hockey the Penguins put together. Washington has now lost nine of 10 playoff series to Pittsburgh. The city hasn't had a parade for one of its four major sports teams since winning the Super Bowl in January of 1992, and a generation of fans have come of age sensing the inevitability of postseason futility. Read More »

Isco's away goal hands CL final berth to Real Madrid


The early goals gave Atletico real hope of causing an upset, but Simeone's team was unable to keep pressuring as it did in the opening minutes. Antoine Griezmann got Atletico's second of the night in the 16th minute when Turkish referee Cuynet Cakir awarded them a penalty kick after French defender Raphael Varane for tripping Fernando Torres. Read More »

La Juventus logiquement qualifiée pour la finale — Ligue des Champions


La Juventus atteint donc logiquement la finale, où l'attend sans doute le Real Madrid , vainqueur 3-0 à l'aller contre l'Atletico . "On est obligé d'y croire, il existe ce match retour ", lance Valère Germain , qui a manqué à la dernière minute à l'aller (2-0 pour la Juve) une balle de but qui aurait pu étayer les chances de son équipe . Read More »

Penguins push Capitals to the brink of another disappointing ending

He says in a flawless world, Ovechkin would have also been given a two minute penalty for slashing, but was happy to see the five minute major assessed to the Caps' defenceman. If the Penguins are panicking after Sidney Crosby's concussion diagnosis yesterday, it's tough to tell. The time may be approaching, doctors suggested Wednesday, for Crosby to take a hard look at not when - but if - he should return to the game. Read More »

Anaheim Ducks beat Edmonton Oilers, get back into series

The Oilers took a 2-1 lead on Letestu's second power-play goal of the game and third tally of the playoffs at 6:23 of the third period. "Whatever luck we may have had in Game 2 definitely wasn't there tonight", McDavid said. Cam Talbot has given up 16 goals on 241 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed two goals on eight shots. If the Oilers win, Mayor Tait will hang a poster from Edmonton's tourism agency, Explore Edmonton, in Anaheim City Hall, encouraging Anaheim residents ... Read More »

Carrick: United injuries are no excuse


With Marouane Fellaini having picked up a needless suspension, Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera now stand as Mourinho's only two central midfield options. "We have played 18 more matches than Liverpool", said the Portuguese, who side equalled the club record of 24 successive top-flight games without defeat. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Dedicates 53-Point Performance vs. Wizards to Deceased Sister


Washington led by as many as 14 in the third and still had an 87-75 lead with just over 4 minutes left before Boston scored nine of the next 11 points to end the quarter. "I chose to play and I just tried to give it all for my team". His team's production seems to be underlining that assessment. " Al Horford had a heck of a game". Read More »

India's Championship Trophy team: Meet the fifteen


Manish Pandey also finds a place in the squad . Selectors avoid any surprises in Champions Trophy squad; recall Shami and keep Karthik, Pant as standby . Shikhar Dhawan's selection too reflects consistency. We know that Dhawan is capable of frustrating the opposition's bowling attack and we hope that the fans will again witness Dhawan's match winning performances. Read More »

England beats Ireland by 85 runs in 2nd ODI

Liam Plunkett was the only England bowler to go wicketless in the match. Porterfield is therefore calling on his players to simply forget about the seven-wicket defeat which put England in immediate good heart at the start of their high-profile longest ever summer. Read More »

Sharapova responds to Bouchard's 'cheater' claims: I am way above that

The Estonian put up a fight, breaking Sharapova's serve in the second set and matched the Russian's tally of four aces. Roger Federer claimed a remarkable Australian Open title earlier this year after six months out due to injury and Sharapova added: "What he's done is awesome and obviously you want to follow in his footsteps". Read More »

Everton fans not happy with Koeman as recent form worsens

Everton have confirmed on their official website that six first-team players are unavailable to feature in Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea City, including Morgan Schneiderlin. "But this will be the best by far if we manage to stay in this league because I'm the one making the decisions - I'm the one in charge - and because of the position when I came into this club". Read More »

Kompany: People want to see Pep 'fail'

Silva swept home his opening goal after Martin Kelly failed to head clear a Sterling cross, with Silva cutting through perfectly to find the ball and score his 50th goal for the club in the second minute. "Apart from one game, at White Hart Lane, I can not remember a match were we did not create more chances than the other side", Guardiola claimed. "It is incredible to see his ability and make what is the hardest pass in football, that last pass". Read More »

Kieran Tierney buzzing after Celtic rout of Rangers


Rangers then pushed forward with intent with Windass' curling effort from 25 yards failing to trouble Craig Gordon. PATRICK ROBERTS: Won the penalty and gave Myles Beerman a tough time with pace and trickery. "It wouldn't have mattered if I was playing or someone else because we have top quality players on the bench who can come on and change games and create chances". Read More »

Crystal Palace boss Allardyce: Hull clash bigger than any Cup final

Especially with the teams competing with us, there is no chance to relax. "We created more chances but in the box we are not football, basketball, tennis, the most important thing is to do it [score]". If we win all four games we will definitely be in the Champions League and maybe in the third position. "There are four fantastic teams fighting for the last two Champions League places", he told BBC Football . Read More »

McIlroy returns with a wedding ring and new clubs in the bag


The signing of the 28-year-old Northern Irishman is yet another decisive move by the company that reaffirms its commitment to fielding the strongest Tour staff in the industry and putting the highest performing equipment in the hands of the best players in the world. Read More »

Wizards Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. Suspended For Game 4 Against Celtics

Playoff caliber teams can get embarrassed every once in a while but what's happening to the Celtics is inexcusable in any context. The Celtics lost a game because they quit in an embarrassing third quarter display. Considering the way the Boston Celtics leading scorer drives to the hoop, incidental contact can certainly happen. An 8-0 run put the Celtics ahead 20-15. Read More »

Maroon on the other side of a Game 7


We have to play even better. In each of the last four seasons, Anaheim was able to grab 3-2 leads, only to then lose Game 6 on the road and then return home to also lose out in Game 7 . They've come back from a 3-1 deficit with two straight wins. Home ice in game seven hasn't been an advantage for the Ducks. Game 7 , Capitals forward Justin Williams , who owns a personal 7-0 record and an National Hockey League record seven goals and 14 points in Game 7s. Read More »

Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth


Asked yesterday if he would now reveal his decision over whether to sign the contract, he replied simply: "No". Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were the scorers for Arsenal who climbed to fifth place with 66 points, one point ahead of Manchester United. Read More »

Marco Silva only focused on Hull's result against Sunderland


Sunderland are braced for a summer of high turnover in the playing staff, with 10 players out of contract and three loanees set to return to their parent clubs, before a number of players under contract move on to pastures new. "I want to win the games and I really don't think lads like Maja or Joel are ready to start Premier League games". He continued: "We spoke about how we see things and we've planned to meet again in the next couple of weeks". Read More »

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

The credit goes to the squad, they are the ones on the pitch, they are the ones who play, who fight, who always do the maximum on the pitch. "Our job is to play football and that is what we are good at and we are looking forward to the game", he said. Read More »

Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards

According to the user who captured the footage, the heckler had been "screaming all game" at the All-Star point guard, and Thomas said, "I will f- you up, and you know that". Bradley scored 12 points over the previous two games combined before surpassing that total in the first quarter alone on Wednesday. No team's performance has vacillated from game to game as much as the Celtics' this postseason. Read More »

Jack Roush hopes Stenhouse's victory is just the beginning for RFR

He works harder than any driver I know. "By the way, I really like our chances today". Kenseth, though, was among the cars in the crash in the final 20 laps. Eventual race victor Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was among the strongest drivers in the Ford camp, as were Brad Keselowski , Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. Read More »

Arsenal defeat Southampton to close gap on top four


They have taken three points from a possible 27 away to sides in the current top 11 of the Premier League. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was removed after 36 minutes suffering with a leg injury, forcing Wenger to rotate his options with Hector Bellerin from the bench. Read More »

UFC 211: Watch The Fighters Faceoff at Media Day


As the two men head into a rematch at UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas, Miocic addressed losing to dos Santos via unanimous decision when they fought in the UFC on FOX 13 headliner almost two-and-a-half years ago. She has five wins by knockout and seven wins by submission (six by guillotine choke), and is now on a three-fight win streak. Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal could (and probably should) produce the next title challenger at welterweight , Yair Rodriguez and Sergio Pettis can stake ... Read More »

Root leads England to easy win over Ireland

Morgan, hitting an authoritative 76, and Joe Root , who took three wickets with his part-time off-spin after scoring 73 with the bat, also starred. Ireland , however, will have the chance to make quick amends for Friday's reversal - its first fixture against England in England - when it concludes the two-match series with a maiden global at Lord's, the "Home of Cricket", in northwest London , on Sunday. Read More »