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Major League roundup: Bautista homer lifts Blue Jays

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Bautista gave Toronto a 3-0 lead with his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot with one out in the third. The last Blue Jays center fielder to hit a walkoff home run was Vernon Wells , who did it against New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on July 20, 2006. Read More »

Mariners shut down by Blue Jays once again

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The long ball would also give him the team lead with 21 RBI. The Mariners have dropped three straight since a four-game winning streak. The Blue Jays added an insurance run in the sixth when a Travis sacrifice fly brought home Goins, who singled, moved to second on a passed ball and advanced to third on a Barney single. Read More »

Skip Bayless intensifies LeBron James hate during NBA Playoffs

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This ensures that there will be at least two more games played in the series. Their performance against the Toronto Raptors was indicative of the caliber of this team and yet again Lebron James in the post season. James had a team-high 35 points, leaving him 176 points shy of surpassing Michael Jordan as the all-time playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland improved to 7-0 in the 2017 postseason. Read More »

Spurs Leonard likely out for Game 2

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was not pleased with the aggressive nature of Pachulia's closeout that led to the injury. Whether the Spurs will have Leonard available is unknown. It isn't just San Antonio's offense that stalled when Leonard was sent back to the locker room. "I really feel bad for the guy", Pachulia said. "I didn't notice that he was down until I turned back, actually. Read More »

Tigers activate Miguel Cabrera from DL

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Kluber exited Tuesday's game against the Tigers early with lower back discomfort, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The star slugger has been out since April 21 because of a groin injury, but looked good in batting practice Monday. It was Cabrera's sixth career homer off Kluber. "I just try to be myself". The good news was that the combination of Shawn Armstrong , Nick Goody , and Boone Logan combined for five no-hit innings, but the offense was once again in hiding as the Indians ... Read More »

Chelsea's Luiz makes no secret of Double dream

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The most important thing was we won. "To find the right solution quickly wasn't easy. For this reason we try to keep the best players". "Antonio did a great job in every sense: dealing with the team, his rapport with the outside world and relations with the media. Read More »

Liverpool: Sturridge happy to play his part

For now, Sturridge was focused on sending Liverpool closer to the top-four but their lead should have evaporated moments before half-time. As for his own role in the victory, the striker said he felt "sharp" and when asked about rumours linking him with a possible exit from Anfield in the summer, he said: "I don't have any worries about next season". Read More »

Kenyan runner narrowly misses breaking marathon record

The race began in pre-dawn gloom at a brutal pace around the Monza track, which was chosen for its wide, sweeping curves, lack of undulation and cool, low-wind environment. "I think we need to accept it as it is". Now it is just 25 seconds. "I believe in good preparation and planning and if I stick to that the 25 seconds will come". Read More »

Sing up, Chelsea... Captain Cahill, Batman and Dave won the Premier League

Terry admitted saying farewell to the Stamford Bridge fans in the final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday would be hard. The Italian became the fourth manager - after Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini - to win the Premier League in his first season in English soccer, and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes after the final whistle. Read More »

Nadal cruises into Madrid final

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But on clay, nobody is able to match Nadal's success . Nadal held his serve to love in the ensuing game to move ahead at 6-5, and Thiem drove on to the tiebreak despite his opponent's best efforts to avoid any need with a last-ditch break attempt. Read More »

Jose Mourinho praises match-winner Marcus Rashford

Considering they have won just four of their last 11 league fixtures, odds of 3/4 (1.75 ) certainly seem generous on Arsenal failing to overcome Manchester United yet again here. "It is still close", the Sweden worldwide said. "So for me not a problem at all and I think he will be really pleased with me that I am going to change my team against Arsenal". Read More »

Spurs embarrass Rockets, advance to face Warriors

The final inspired line: 34 points on 16 of 26 shooting to go with 12 rebounds. Still, you get an equal number of games that are like this, where Aldridge is shades of the player he was in Portland, dominating for stretches and knocking down shots like everyone knows he can. Read More »

Zabaleta to leave Manchester City after 9 years

It's the first or second time I've seen that in my life. Manchester City took a step closer towards guaranteeing a top-four finish in the English Premier League with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Etihad Stadium , but were helped by a disallowed Riyad Mahrez penalty. Read More »

Kevin Durant will determine the end result for the Warriors

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Stephen Curry did not fare much better for most of the night. "Ninety-one points is pretty good, they only shot 39 percent from the field and that got it done". The Warriors had a brief scare when Green left the game with an apparent knee injury, but he quickly returned after heading to the locker room. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder was wired up during tonight's game and said that he didn't think the moment was too big for his team. Read More »

David West on Gregg Popovich ripping Zaza Pachulia: 'Things happen'

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich ripped Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia on Monday for a controversial foul that injured Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals . "It's a tough break". "So we couldn't react to his absence". Draymond Green's three-point play put the Warriors ahead 109-106 and after an Aldridge miss, Curry made a driving layup to lift the Warriors ahead 111-106. Read More »

Senators beat Penguins in overtime Saturday night

The Ottawa Senators, only four wins away from the Stanley Cup finals, headed across the border Saturday night to take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has 11 points in 13 playoff games, second on the team. The Senators have actually won three straight meetings with Pittsburgh now. This victory, however, wasn't the byproduct of 60 minutes of brilliance. Read More »

Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7

The Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series . The Wizards need to make threes and can't avoid a repeat performance of Game 6 when they were 3-for-21 at one point late in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea can improve again next season - SkySports

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Batshuayi, the understudy to Diego Costa, had only been on the pitch for seven minutes when he scored the winning goal – his first in the league since August. Courtois was one of many players who under-performed last season, but the Belgian has been hugely impressive this campaign, keeping 16 clean sheets and making an average of 2.71 saves per goal conceded. Read More »

Juventus boss praises Antonio Conte for Chelsea's Premier League win

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Luiz, who has replaced Terry at the heart of a three-man defence favoured by Conte, told the club's website ahead of Monday's match: "If I say I'm not thinking about winning the double, I am a liar". "When you arrive after a bad season, 10th place, it means there (are) a lot of problems, not only one", Conte said . "I hurt my lip during the Euros as well and they had to put a stitch in it after we scored against Belgium". Read More »

Edouard Philippe nommé Premier ministre — France

Edouard Philippe va tâcher d'éviter de battre ce record, alors que son parti LR rêve de priver La République En Marche! Sinon il y a un risque de retrouver une scène politique aussi atomisée que le premier tour de la présidentielle, avec un pays tiraillé entre les partisans du social-libéralisme d'une part, les conservateurs de la droite républicaine, les populo-souverainistes, et la France insoumise de la gauche radicale. Read More »

Spanish F1 GP: Daniel Ricciardo scores first podium finish for 2017

There is no doubting the capability of both men but their tussle is as much as an engineering race as one on track. The battle in Barcelona is "a mighty appetiser for the rest of the season", Britain's Guardian wrote. Sainz said that the drivers as a whole had put on an unusually good show at a track that has seen many tiresome races. For 66 laps, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were engaged in a private battle for the lead that hinged on pit stop strategy but was ultimately decided by ... Read More »

Leonard's injury spotlights a debated and dangerous NBA play

Hard enough to envision the Spurs beating Golden State with Leonard . Leonard could not return after tweaking his ankle injury in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors. "It's hard to tell (about Tuesday). That's the same thing that's going to happen with an ankle injury for Kawhi". "I want San Antonio (Spurs) and Cleveland (Cavaliers) to play in the finals". Read More »

Edmonton Oilers dominate Anaheim Ducks to force Game 7

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MT start at Rogers Place. "We got ourselves back in this thing and we've got to go there and take care of it". Talbot described how he was unable to get back up after trying to handle Fowler's initial wild shot, but was a bit more diplomatic in his overall assessment of the shocking loss, pointing to the first goal that initially looked to be nothing more than window dressing. Read More »

Oosthuizen, Stanley share lead at Players

His round was the only one of the day without a bogey, and his streak of holes without dropping a shot is now at 28. The bogey on the 18th was only the second for Poulter over the final 46 of the tournament. Spieth carded 75 Friday to finish 4-over for the two days, missing the cut by two shots. But it could have been worse . Anirban hit three shots into the water and made a 10 on the par-4 18th hole. Read More »

White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match

Redevelopment work at Tottenham Hotspur's home White Hart Lane began just hours after the English Premier League team's 2-1 victory there over Manchester United. "I think I'm a very lucky guy because to share the history of this Club, in that special moment, is so lucky and I am so happy". Spurs will play their home league games next season at Wembley with the view to moving into their new home for the 2018/19 season. Read More »

Pochettino: Tottenham Were Perfect Against United

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United appeared to be growing into the game at long last. "So if we can win a third title, or as you like to say, a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent for us". "It was really unlucky for West Ham, but it was really lucky from our position". It's enough to bring a tear to the eye of any Spurs fan. The atmosphere was carnival, emotional. Read More »

Mourinho: Liverpool, City, Spurs would swap with us

As well as missing out on the League Cup, Southampton will be unable to improve on the previous season's league placing ― sixth ― for the first time in eight campaigns. Spurs will bring an end to their 118 year stay at the Lane so it's sure to be an emotional affair but sadly for the north Londoners they have very little left to play for. Read More »

Alonso hopes his first finish boosts McLaren's 2017 season

Alonso repeated what he said in an interview with AS while in Australia: "Now is not the time to think beyond this summer, but in September or October, I will need to consider what I will do next year..." "I try to support the team and drive as fast as I can, but the problem is not entirely mine". Read More »

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

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After posting 167/6, Kings XI restricted KKR to 153/6 in alloted overs, with Tewatia turning out to be the most successful bowler with figures of 4-0-18-2 that included the prized wicket of KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir. If you have more than three transfers, given the kind of damage he can do when things go his way, the Kiwi global is still a gamble worth taking, though. Read More »

Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener

The Spurs will next face the Golden State Warriors , starting Sunday. After being bludgeoned by a barrage of 3-pointers in Game 1 , coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs began defending James Harden's pick-and-rolls far differently in Game 2 , refusing to give the MVP candidate one-on-one looks around the basket even if it meant leaving certain shooters open. Read More »