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Hazard Praises Chelsea's Will To Fight

After Tottenham's comprehensive 4-0 drubbing of Watford earlier in the day, Chelsea found themselves just four points clear of the Lilywhites before their last game against Bournemouth . While it's easy to say that we ignore all that noise, it clearly filters back to the players and the manager, not only through pre- and post-match interviews, but through Twitter, Facebook, and whatever other fake or non-fake channels of media the youth of today uses to stay informed. Read More »

Westbrook nears National Basketball Association immortality

Russell Westbrook may or may not be this season's NBA MVP, but he will go down in the record books nonetheless. This was a road game. Westbrook made some key baskets down the stretch to keep his side's nose ahead, including a pull-up three off the dribble with less than 15 seconds remaining to seal the Oklahoma City victory. Read More »

Klopp: Liverpool can cope without Mane

Everybody was like: 'That's very important'. "It feels outstandingly good at this moment". "Philippe Coutinho lost three kilos in the past three days, which some people wish - but for a professional footballer it's not too cool", said Klopp. Read More »

Yelich, Stanton homer in 8th as Marlins beat Mets 5-4

The intrigue for most of Sunday was focused on whether an Easter parade of Miami pitchers were going to pull off the first combined no-hitter in Marlins history. With a trio of Yoenis Cespedes , Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield, Conforto found his way in on Friday following an illness that sidelined Cespedes. Read More »

Raikkonen has plan to rectify 'painful' start

Vettel's gamble to change from the Intermediate tire before the two Mercedes wouldn't pay off, however. However, a crash for Sauber's Antonio Giovinazzi, meant the safety auto was deployed again and Hamilton and co could pit without losing time. Read More »

Brendan Rodgers offers response to Arsenal job links

He said: "He played in five position for me this season". "So overwhelming has Celtic's domestic dominance been that [manager] Brendan Rodgers was nearly blushing as he celebrated afterwards with his players", says Keith Jackson of the Daily Record . Read More »

Ibra sparks United as Sunderland on brink

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United kept up the pressure after the goal and could have doubled their lead five minutes later, but Marouane Fellaini - captain for the day - was unable to force the ball past Pickford from only a few yards out after being picked out by a Luke Shaw cross. Read More »

Pekka Rinne: Rinne shutout streak impressive

The Blackhawks not only failed to play with any sense of urgency in the game, but they also played a careless, and at times, stupid game as well. The Predators will host Games Three and Four at Bridgestone Arena next week, beginning with Game Three on Monday night, an 8:30 p.m. Read More »

North Korea reportedly attempted missile launch

The U.S. forces, including the carrier strike group, are preparing to respond immediately to any unforeseen event. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged North Korea to refrain from taking further provocative actions, comply with United Nations resolutions and abandon its nuclear missile development. Read More »

Delivers 10th career playoff shutout in Game 1

The Rangers finished fourth in the ultra-tough Metropolitan Division with 102 points. Montreal Canadiens minus-150 vs. He also was whistled for a high-sticking minor, which coach Alain Vigneault disputed. Montreal coach Claude Julien wants to make "little adjustments" for Game 2. One of the biggest differences between the two series is behind Montreal's bench. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers escape with Game 1 victory

Western Conference top seeds the Golden State Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Boston Celtics - number one in the east - welcome the Chicago Bulls. Toronto's Kyle Lowry made only two of 11 field-goal attempts, missing all six 3-point efforts, and finished with four points. James started the game slowly, making only three assists throughout the first nine minutes of action, but that was not the tone he wanted to set. Read More »

Pressure on Maple Leafs in final weekend of NHL season

He knows what it takes to win a game, a playoff game and a Stanley Cup. Jake Guentzel reclaimed the lead for the Penguins nearly seven minutes into the third period with an unassisted goal that bounced off two Maple Leafs players on its way to the net. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers collapse in fourth quarter against Hawks

Cleveland's Kevin Love scored 11 points to go with 15 rebounds in 43 minutes. Cleveland's defeat also kept the Boston Celtics' No. 1 seed hopes alive as the regular season comes to a close. The Cleveland Cavaliers are spotted at the first place in the Eastern Conference. If fact, they better get their acts together or a promising season will turn into a disappointing one in the drop of a dime. Read More »

Clay Buchholz: Clay Buchholz leaves ugly outing with injury

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Before the game, some wondered if the Mets and their starter, Matt Harvey , would retaliate. Tonight Clay Buchholz will make his second start of the season on the mound for the Phillies. DENVER - A superb start by Antonio Senzatela in his Coors Field debut and three solo home runs carried Colorado over San Diego. Cespedes grounded out in the eighth inning, his final at-bat of the Mets' 14-4 victory. Read More »

Yankees capitalize on wildness for sixth straight, 3-2

Meanwhile, Wainwright looked bad in his last start against the Nationals and we don't expect him to bounce back on the road against this red-hot offense. The left-hander, who has become a crafty pitcher in recent years, recorded his 225th win and also allowed three or fewer hits in at least 7 1/3 innings for the first time since September 21, 2012 against Oakland. Read More »

Masters: Jason Day has regained focus after mother's surgery

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Other popular picks among players included legends like Ben Hogan and course architect Bobby Jones but somewhat surprisingly, not one player chose the late Arnold Palmer. And he seems to have rebounded from last year's collapse. Gregory is hoping for better fortunes than his mixed experience over two rounds of The Open at Royal Troon last July. Read More »

Mancini homers twice again, Orioles rout Blue Jays 11-4

The all-too-familiar sense of "here we go again" reared its ugly head the the moment the Orioles forced the game intro extra innings. The Orioles improved to 7-2, tops in the American League East, while the Jays have now lost seven in a row to fall to 1-9, the worst record in the majors. Read More »

Jazz lose Gobert early in playoff opener

After taking an elbow to the face early in Game 6, Rivers returned, bandaged, to finish with 21 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. That aggressiveness included blitzing Blake Griffin in the post after the Clippers forward abused the Jazz in the first half. Read More »

Wild in dire straits after third straight loss to Blues

Just let 'em shoot... let 'em shoot... let 'em shoot... find a lucky goal... let 'em shoot... hold on for dear life and pray that your goalie can bail out your team. Mats Zuccarello , Michael Grabner and Rick Nash provided the goals for NY, whose defense let them down as they allowed 58 shots in nearly 80 minutes of play. Read More »

Blue Jackets' Calvert suspended 1 game for hit on Kuhnhackl

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With the game out of reach in the waning moments of Game 2, Calvert smashed his stick across Kuhnhackl's arm. The Blue Jackets do everything well, they're grinding out shifts, hitting the Penguins, maxing out effort - then the Penguins get one opening and score. Read More »

Spurs relishing chase of Chelsea

On a virtually flawless day for Tottenham , top scorer Harry Kane made his return from four weeks out injured as a 61st-minute substitute. Miguel Britos begins a two-match ban for his red card against West Brom, leaving Watford short of defenders. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Bucs can sweep Cubs, Chapman deals vs Cards

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The Chicago Cubs are defending World Champions and received their gaudy diamond title rings this week in a pre-game ceremony at Wrigley Field. I, personally, would like to see less of Ben Zobrist in right field. They took two of three from the Nationals in Philadelphia last weekend. The 2.52 ERA was the fifth lowest by any NL pitcher versus divisional opponents last season (minimum 7 starts vs divisional opp). Read More »

Blue Jackets fall to Pens in Game 2

Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 33 saves for the Penguins , and Sergei Bobrovsky had 42 saves for the Blue Jackets. Columbus Coach John Tortorella stressed his team - which has only scored more than three goals just twice since St. They're taking turns so far in this series and the Blue Jackets haven't had an answer for it. It just didn't result in the red light coming on behind Lundqvist. Read More »

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph delighted to return to winning ways

While Hull lost at Manchester City , Middlesbrough could manage only a goalless draw at home to Burnley. The 1-0 held until halftime, which was soon doubled just three minutes into the second stanza. Bravo was surprisingly restored to City's starting line-up for the 3-1 victory over the Tigers after sitting out the last eight Premier League games. Read More »

Leafs' Polak forced to leave Game 2 with scary injury

Pressure has been a topic with the Capitals due to their recent playoff failures. There were so many little moments where the Leafs could have panicked or wavered - especially when Boyle was sent off for tripping midway through the first overtime. Read More »

Neymar out of Barcelona's El Clasico clash with Real Madrid

Neymar was sent off for two yellow cards in Barca's 0-2 defeat to Malaga on Sunday and sarcastically applauded the fourth official, reports Xinhua news agency. "Today we had a very good opportunity and we couldn't take the points". "I believe the interpretation of what is worth a yellow card is very special", Luis Enrique told reporters. Read More »

Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson's single-season triple-doubles record

Also, the gaudy numbers that Westbrook has put up this season would not have been possible if Durant was still in an Oklahoma City jersey. "Kind of just sitting there and embracing the moment", Westbrook said. The Thunder have a 31-9 record when he gets a triple-double, and a 12-24 mark when he doesn't. All told, the Thunder featured six double-figure scorers, including Taj Gibson (12 points), Enes Kanter (17 points, five rebounds ), Alex Abrines (12 points) and Domantas Sabonis ... Read More »

Vincent Kompany on target as Manchester City beat lightweight Southampton

Torino manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has spoken of his desire to keep Joe Hart at the club, although he has admitted they will struggle to afford to make his loan deal from Manchester City a permanent move. Next up for Aguero and City is Southampton away and a win for the Citizens is vital to their top four prospects. They deserved it too. "The performance is so good considering where we are playing and that is why we are so, so happy". Read More »

Canada beats US in Singapore sevens final

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A lot of us for a long time. It's been an underwhelming season and Shujaa will be seeking to put their act together in the city state after collecting seven points from Hong Kong last weekend. After struggling for years on the global circuit, the USA and Canada are now among the most consistent teams in the world, both ranked inside the top 10. Read More »

Jazz lose Rudy Gobert early in playoff opener

It seemed obvious when Gobert had to be helped off the court that his injury was serious, but the Clippers hardly figured they were assured of winning the game. And by taking the shot earlier, the Clippers extend the game. "We're not sure what the situation is with Rudy yet", he said. In the meantime, here are five takeaways for how the Clippers could turn the series around as they prepare for their next showdown. Read More »

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in OT in NHL playoffs

Edmonton must play a whole 60 minutes (and maybe even more) to beat a team like San Jose. McDavid, the NHL's regular season points champ, got one assist on a power play in Game 1 . "Hopefully we show a little bit more decorum this time ", he said. "We forechecked them hard and they got caught on some long shifts". Zach Parise tied the game with 22.7 seconds left in regulation for the Wild, whose dominance was thwarted by a stellar performance from Allen. Read More »