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Hull relegated after heavy defeat to Crystal Palace

A 3-0 win over rivals Newcastle kick-started the survival bid, and victories by the same margin over Norwich and Everton during the run-in secured their top-flight status. Palace counterpart Sam Allardyce maintained his remarkable record of never having been relegated from the top flight. Next season he will surely have a different agenda and objective of taking them to at least mid table. Read More »

Winning competitive Premier League is special, says Fabregas

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Six straight wins without conceding went by before Aston Villa's Luke Moore scored at Stamford Bridge to earn a local Birmingham charity an unexpected windfall. We had to change and find a new suit for our team. The Chelsea squad and the travelling fans - some having paid up to 1,800 pounds ($2,319) for their tickets - erupted in celebration. Read More »

Durant propels Warriors to 3-0

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The game was off to a slow start until the Warriors scored nearly two minutes into the game on a Steph Curry cut to the basket for an easy layup. The Warriors matched their postseason low with only seven turnovers and had none after half-time. Read More »

Wenger satisfied as Arsenal cruise at Stoke

ARSENE WENGER is under huge pressure from Arsenal fans - and they paid for another banner to be flown over the stadium at Stoke today. Kolasinac played his last home game for Schalke against Hamburg on Saturday with reports emerging soon after that the player had signed for Arsenal . Read More »

NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse

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Warriors acting coach Mike Brown elaborated. Leonard's most important contribution to San Antonio in the series against the Warriors will undoubtedly be his defensive abilities. One game after his game-saving block on James Harden , with Harden himself having a disastrous finish (10 points on two of 11 shooting, seven assists, three rebounds, and six turnovers), the Spurs turned to their younger crew. Read More »

Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres takes the positives from his team's elimination to Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. To win this competition you have to fight until the very last. Karim Benzema , who was under fire lately for a lack of passionate performance, created magic near the touchline to shut his critics in the 42nd minute. Read More »

Predators fans' unique way of getting psyched up ahead of Game 4

Who will come away with a win in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals when the Nashville Predators host the St. Louis Blues at 3PM ET? Taking Game 3 in such dramatic fashion was exactly what Anaheim needed, even though the argument can be made that any type of win would have sufficed, seeing as it would've prevented the Oilers from threatening to sweep. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas: 'Bad Blood' With Wizards

Next, Oubre exploded to his feet, surged ahead and shoved Olynyk to the floor. Wizards coach Scott Brooks praised the toughness his squad showed - Washington won the rebounding battle 50-38, held Boston to 35.1 percent shooting and doubled up the Celtics' paint points 56-28 - but also emphasized cooler heads must prevail. Read More »

Ranking the Top 10 moments in Derek Jeter's career

Former New York Yankees' Derek Jeter smiles during a ceremony retiring his number at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, May 14, 2017, in New York . Jeter spent each of his 20 major league seasons with the Yankees, helping the team win five World Series titles. Read More »

India Names 15-Member Squad for Champions Trophy

The team will be led by Virat Kohli and has Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin back in the side. He was the leading run scorer for the Indian team. The Indian southpaw shared a 91-run stand with Moises Henriques after losing his opening partner and captain David Warner early in their chase of 139. Read More »

That's how racing should be, declares triumphant Hamilton

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That's what sparked Massa's flat and what dropped Alonso from seventh all the way to 11th, out of the points. All of the incidents were investigated but no action was taken. Vettel admitted after the race, during the press conference that he just couldn't do anything when Hamilton pressured him in the second part of the race before he jumped over him in the standings. Read More »

West Brom to investigate crowd trouble at Chelsea game

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Conte did reveal that he wants to keep his title-winning group of players together and that he thinks that he can make Chelsea even better in his upcoming seasons in charge. "I think Chelsea will back him in the summer as he needs that support", he added. Should he stay, he would then have to plan for a tilt at the trophy most coveted by Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich - the Champions League, Europe's elite football competition. Read More »

Tottenham Clinch Second Spot in Premier League After Beating Manchester United

Given his status as a big-game player, his record against United was a rare blemish for a player with goals against every other team which will finish in this season's top six. Getting on the end of an excellent whipped ball from Christian Eriksen, Kane showed quality in a crowded penalty area to guide the ball beyond de Gea via the use of the outside of his right boot. Read More »

Arsenal will keep fighting - Wenger says, praises Sanchez

Hughes said: "Them scoring just before half-time was obviously a blow to us and then, conceding the second goal , it is hard from that point onwards". Wenger's argument holds more weight when considering Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 in September to trigger Conte's switch to 3-4-3, which was aided by having clear weeks to hone in training. Read More »

Capitals latest playoff debacle is beyond excuses

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Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan announced Thursday that the Penguins captain has been upgraded to day-to-day after being reevaluated and his status for Saturday's Game 5 showdown against the Capitals remains undetermined. Then Malkin scored with 1:53 remaining and Schultz tied it 48 seconds later when his blast from the point deflected off Capitals forward T.J. Oshie. Read More »

United goes club-record 25 games unbeaten but draw is costly

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With Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo already ruled out, United have been going through something of an injury crisis that got much worse on Sunday night. "So last week, when we played Burnley, that Burnley game would be also a game to play later". United were held by Swansea at the weekend in what was their tenth home draw of the season. Read More »

Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

Truex was followed by Brad Keselowski , Kevin Harvick, Blaney, and Kyle Busch. Brad Keselowski rallied from a loose wheel earlier in the race that dropped him two laps behind to finish second, followed by Blaney, Kevin Harvick , and Kyle Busch, the defending race victor. Read More »

Raptors crash in Game 3 vs. Cavaliers

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With Kyle Lowry sitting out with an ankle injury, DeMar DeRozan had his best game of the series with 37 points to lead all scorers. This mindset took Kyle Korver off guard when he heard it from teammates at the start of the playoffs. The Raptors lost the first two games of the series and would like to have their standout floor leader for a game that is considered a must-win affair. Read More »

Celtics cheated out of second in Friday's loss

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The numbers weigh heavily in Boston's favor. Wizards Coach Scott Brooks had a more humorous take on the Celtics' fashion choice. The franchise has appeared in a respectable nine Game Sevens, but the last time was in the 1979 Eastern Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

Senators look to create more traffic around Lundqvist in Game 5

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Here's a stat: Still down 2-1 after last night's win, the Rangers have now led for 94 minutes, while the Sens have led for 4:51. "There's no question about that", said winger Mark Stone, who got the Senators on the board Saturday in the first period when they were trailing 2-0. Read More »

Senators beat Penguins 2-1 in overtime

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Mark Borowiecki who has been sidelined with a lower-body injury he suffered in Game 2 of the first round won't be back in the team yet. "They can get something out of nothing, and that's why they're stars". They then upset the New York Rangers, also in six games. Q: There's two questions. The Senators got on the board at 14:32 in the first period. (Although they will play up how Nashville is now a hockey city so hard .) It's the best we can hope for, anyway. Read More »

Alonso's engine fails in first practice session for Barcelona GP

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If the tennis photo looked like a dig at Honda , accompanied with the seemingly sarcastic comment "keeping the body active", he said that had not been his intention. "Yesterday was a hard day with another failure, so you can't go into tomorrow with 100 percent confidence". Alonso's MCL32 vehicle broke down at just the second corner. Read More »

Pearce homers, Estrada finds groove in series opener with Mariners

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He is hitting.314 through 38 games. "His jersey's not even recognizable anymore", said Pillar. In the eighth inning the Jays, again, failed to capitalize on having runners on base with one out. Toronto is also 0-6 in their last six during game four of a series, the under is 13-5-1 in the Jays' last 19 home games versus a left-handed starter. Read More »

Jarrod Dyson: Dyson hits first home run Sunday vs. Jays

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Blue Jays' outfielder Steve Pearce exited Sunday's game against the Mariners after a headfirst slide into second base went awry. Allen walked just one batter in 10 April outings but has walked six in four May appearances. "So I went out there to compete, attack, not even worry about what's going on with my finger". And with a four-game home-and-home set coming up against the Atlanta Braves, the team with the second-worst record in the majors, the Blue Jays' immediate future ... Read More »

Nadal continues fine form with Madrid Open title

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All rights reserved. This material may not be published , broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. It was Nadal's fifth title in eighth Madrid Open finals, and the first since 2014. It's just one of these days where your opponent is playing better than you, and you have to be able to say "congratulations" and move on". "A lot of people put huge emphasis on birthdays and I am sure it will be chatted about a lot, but I haven't thought about it too much". Read More »

Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

That he represents the final link to one of the most wonderful chapters of Yankee history is a reminder of how fast it all goes by. Introduced by a recording of late Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard — it was played before Jeters at-bats following Sheppards death in 2010 — Jeter wore a blue three-piece peak-lapel suit, white collared shirt and no tie. Read More »

Spurs beats Man United in stadium finale to secure 2nd spot

Despite a torrential rain shower, thousands of fans streamed onto the pitch within moments of Sunday's game ending. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... "I am sad and disappointed Chelsea won the league, but we have nothing to regret". They've been toothless away from Old Trafford this season - to be fair, they've hardly been firing them in at home, either - but to go so long without scoring against the club's title rivals underlines their failings. Read More »

Tottenham Edge Man United In White Hart Lane Farewell

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Wayne Rooney got the consolation goal for United. Demolition work on the Lane, Spurs' home since 1899, will begin on Monday to make way for the club's new 61,559-seater stadium, which will be completed in time for the 2018-19 campaign. Five minutes of stoppage time expired, leaving Spurs winners in a match that felt decided well before the first whistle. The second half started with no changes to Spurs' lineup. Read More »

Milbury, Jones pick Capitals to beat Penguins in Game 7

How do we explain the first four games when the Penguins were drastically outshot and still won games? And like they did in Game 5 , the Caps poured it on. "Felt fine, just kind of knocked the wind out of me". Another stunning collapse -this one in five games- may have caused total reconstruction of the Capitals organization. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in NBA play-offs

The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business north of the border with a 115-94 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 . Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Game 2 and did not practice Thursday. Instead, DeRozan had 36 points through three quarters, and the Cavs were ahead by two going to the fourth. The Cavaliers led by 12 after the first in Games 1 and 2. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard to play Game 1

Despite the series lasting six games, five of them were enormously one-sided. The MVP candidate came up short on Thursday as the Rockets suffered a 114-75 rout against a Spurs team that was without Kawhi Leonard (ankle injury) and starting point guard Tony Parker , who recently underwent a season-ending surgery for a a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. Read More »

Watch NHL Round 2 Game 6 Online, Team News

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Ready for playoff hockey? As accomplished as Getzlaf was before the Stanley Cup playoffs began, he might have cemented his legacy this past week, and not just for his eight points in three games. Going into Game 6, Fleury has a 2.56 goals-against average and a.929 save percentage. Riding one of the most remarkable weeks of a Hall of Fame-worthy career, three-time All-Star Getzlaf has a chance to finish the job and advance to the Western Conference finals when the Oilers host Game 6 at ... Read More »

Spurs star Leonard will play in Golden State opener

The Spurs allowed just 100.9 points per 100 possessions, surrendering 98.1 points per game. Time will tell if the Warriors will win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, and fans are anxious for this exciting match-up in the 2017 NBA Playoffs . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals: Game 7 prediction

They are averaging more than 10 shots per game more than the Penguins . Probably not for the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks. It's no stretch to say that the victor of Wednesday's Game 7 (7:30 p.m. Disappointment? Sure. The Penguins had led this series 3-1 and also held a one-goal lead going into the third period of Game 5 . The Penguins struggled to maintain any kind of pressure in the offensive zone in Game 6 . Read More »