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EPL: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool book ticket to UEFA Champions League play-off stage

At that stage, with Liverpool being held at home by Middlesbrough , it looked as though Arsenal could yet squeeze into the top four but as news filtered through that Liverpool had gone ahead, those hopes faded. That, in turn, may have a positive effect on their domestic form. "We are Liverpool , we have to deliver but we have to improve and we will". The 67-year-old would only say say his future would be sorted out "soon". Read More »

Don't blame me for Arsenal missing top 4 spot, Wenger says


Liverpool guaranteed Champions League football at Anfield yesterday in their 3-0 win over Middlesbrough . Wenger chose not to join his players on the traditional end-of-season lap of appreciation on Sunday, but offered words of support to the under-fire owner in his post-match press conference. Read More »

Warriors rout Leonard-less Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals

The Spurs led Game 1 78-55 when Leonard went out with 7:53 left in the third quarter. This postseason, however, Aldridge hasn't performed as expected, failing to be aggressive when San Antonio needs points. Eleven players scored in double-figures and every single player on the roster scored at least two points. He also found time for seven rebounds, a game-high seven assists and three steals in 31 minutes. Read More »

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after loss

The Celtics' upset win in Cleveland closed the Cavs lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. James said. "It seems like you only ask questions when we lose". The third-year guard was 7-of-10 from 3-point range while producing 27 points and seven assists and putting forth his typical feisty effort that grates on opposing players. Read More »

Bourdais has successful surgery after crash at Indy


He finished just ahead of Takuma Sato and 2008 race victor Scott Dixon , while two-time Formula One champ Fernando Alonso was seventh. Carpenter and the next eight fastest qualifiers from today advance to Sunday's Fast Nine Shootout that will determine the Verizon P1 Award pole sitter for the epic race on May 28. Read More »

Manchester Terror Attack: 22 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert Blast


The blast killed 19 people and injured dozens more . "We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage", she said. The BBC interviewed one witness who was waiting outside the arena to pick up his wife and daughter. May said these "innocent, defenseless children and young people" "should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives". Read More »

Curry leads Warriors to third straight series sweep

The Spurs suffered season-ending injuries to two of their best players, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , during their playoff run. Speaking of that, the Warriors complain more on obvious foul calls on them than any team I've ever watched. Read More »

Silva to discuss future at relegated Hull this week

The Eagles seized the moment as they put a poor and overwhelmed Hull side to sword. He posted on Instagram: "To think this was a year ago today, knowing we were so close to Wembley and the dream of being back in the premier league!" Silva, who succeeded Mike Phelan in January, believes he knows where the club fell short. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 comeback, win

Instead, he actually seemed somewhat content, nearly as if he feels this is what the Cavs needed in order to get back in the right mindset so they didn't enter the NBA Finals overconfident. What's not so clear is why that was the case, especially since the Akron native was having arguably the best postseason of his career prior to Game 3. Read More »

Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

Twenty-five years ago, NASCAR's All-Star Race had the kind of action and drama the sport's powerbrokers could only dream about: Three superstars slugging it out in exactly the kind of no-holds barred fashion the exhibition race is supposed to epitomize. Read More »

Cloud Computing surges down stretch to take Preakness

Hot walker Patricia Campos, left, holds Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming as he gets a quick bath following a morning walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , Saturday, May 20, 2017. Always Dreaming and Classic Empire jumped in market order and were one-two nearly throughout in front of a record crowd of 140,327. Lanerie - a third-generation horseman who began galloping horses at age 9 and was riding at Acadiana's famed bush tracks before old enough to get a jockey's ... Read More »

LeBron James not named finalist for MVP

Wall is the franchise's fourth All-NBA third-team selection, joining Gilbert Arenas, Juwan Howard and Bernard King. The 36-year-old Williams used her experience to bounce back in the second, although she had to save three break points immediately after earning her first break of the match. Read More »

Avery Bradley helps Boston Celtics beat Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference finals

It was the result of a clever play Celtics coach Brad Stevens designed, one of three perfectly executed plays in the final two minutes that the Celtics ran out of timeouts. Jerebko was plus-22 in plus/minus over 12:32. "He gave us everything he had". I think that when you play better, you feel better. According to ESPN .com, LeBron was also involved in a tense altercation with a fan on his way to his post-game press conference. Read More »

Milner: Top-six record proves we can compete

Wenger chose not to join his players on the traditional end-of-season lap of honour after the victory over Everton but it was majority owner Stan Kroenke who took the brunt of the criticism from the fans. That's the base we created, we learned a lot in this year about ourselves, so we can use it. Wenger had finished in the top four every year since being hired partly through the 1996-97 season, although in his debut campaign third place was only enough for a place in the now-defunct UEFA ... Read More »

Penguins shut out the Senators, 1-0

Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau, right, celebrates with goalie Craig Anderson after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the overtime period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff. Back then, Lemieux had 34 points in 15 playoff games. It's hardly slowed him down. Last month, the National Hockey League announced that it will not stop its season to allow players to compete at the February 9-25 Olympics for the first time in 20 years. Read More »

LeBron's critics return after stinky Game 3 performance

Boston Celtics big man Amir Johnson's right shoulder sprain will require additional testing and could put his Game 4 status in jeopardy. The Cavs coach had been asked, considering how much credit James gets when Cleveland wins - games, series, a championship last spring - how much blame should go his way when it loses. Read More »

LeBron James tries to explain off game: 'I didn't have it'

To James, the explanation for the low-scoring game was simple. "He sent everybody a text, and then Kelly [Olynyk] just called him, or he might have been calling Kelly right after the game, so it was nice to see a smile on his face". James exchanged words with a fan late Sunday night after the Boston Celtics stormed back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter and shocked the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More »

Ajax will offer true test in Europa final, says Blind

Ninety minutes of football will determine the short-term future of the club in all areas: luring transfer targets, qualifying revenue and, most importantly, the team's jockeying for position as it slips behind its rivals. He said: "It's a good chance for the club to keep going in the direction we want to be, which is fighting for the Champions League and the Premier League". Read More »

Nothing would make Avery Bradley happier than ending series vs


The Celtics took game 5 easily with a blowout win of their own, winning 123-101 to send the series back to Washington , a place they have not won a game at all season long. We've got to do a better job of keying on those guys also and not giving them open looks. "He put his injuries aside and laced his shoes up and played", teammate Isaiah Thomas said of Bradley. Read More »

Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108


It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. Was it great Cleveland defense or poor Boston offense? Aldridge's struggles Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points on 7-for-17 shooting after stressing it was imperative for him to score following Leonard's injury. Read More »

Arsenal fans' message for Arsene Wenger

But he will be missing Laurent Koscielny after the French centre-back was sent off for a rash challenge on Enner Valencia and also expects to be without Gabriel , who was stretchered off with a knee injury. Ten minutes later Aguero netted his 33rd goal of the season at the end of another quick attack with Leroy Sane providing the decisive pass. "We were under a lot of pressure". Read More »

Perfect Golden State Warriors reach NBA finals again

Curry scored 36 points and Durant weighed in with 29 as the Warriors powered to a 129-115 win to complete a 4-0 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals series. While Parker is done for the postseason, there has been some lingering hope that Leonard will make a triumphant return to the court. Veteran Manu Ginobili - in a potential farewell game - posted 15 points for the Spurs . Read More »

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

That last bucket, a three-pointer, was set up on a brilliant double screen that coach Brad Stevens had designed during a timeout, with the score knotted at 108. If James' play wasn't stunning enough, Cavs forward J.R. Smith said his celebrated teammate lacked confidence. I'd be surprised if a majority of other National Basketball Association teams would expect a 27 point, 5 rebound, and 7 assist game from their back-up point guard. Read More »

Conte says John Terry 'deserves the best' for Stamford Bridge farewell

Terry then embraced his team-mates before handing over the captain's armband to his replacement Gary Cahill as head coach Antonio Conte looked towards Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal . Arsenal finished the season strongly and won eight of their last nine games, with their only defeat coming against Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side. Read More »

Sundar stuns Mumbai Indians as Rising Pune Supergiant progress to final

Rising Pune Supergiant will head into this week's Indian Premier League play-offs without star all-rounder Ben Stokes after he was recalled to England's one-day global squad. Also, the live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, along with Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, while SET MAX will telecast exclusively in Hindi. Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to make third straight trip to the NBA Finals

Facing Cleveland will resurrect chatter of Golden State's collapse in last season's finals, which saw the Cavaliers rally from a 3-1 deficit to win the franchise's first championship. Durant learned a heightened effort is needed in the Finals. "I think they always feel like they can win every game every time they step on the floor". Read More »

Zaza Pachulia: Extra security at my kids' school due to threats

The reality is that Golden State is just better, especially against a seriously undermanned Spurs team . If the Spurs want a chance at reaching the finals, they will have to win their next four consecutive games. "You know what the Spurs are about". On July 4, Kevin Durant announced that he would be leaving the Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

San Antonio Spurs Season on Verge of Ending

The Warriors lured Gasol far from the paint - his comfort zone - and crushed the Spurs with mismatch both behind the arc and at the glass . I cannot lay these type of numbers with the Spurs at home not knowing if Kawhi Leonard is going to play or not. Read More »

In pics: Mumbai Indians win 10th IPL Trophy

The match took place on 21st May 2017, held at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Johnson, bowling the final over, with Rising Pune Supergiant needing 11 runs to win claimed the wickets of Manoj Tiwary and then Australia skipper Steve Smith for 51 with consecutive balls before tying down Dan Christian. Read More »

Warriors' Zaza Pachulia (heel) out; Andre Iguodala will play in Game 4

Also, there are those who feel the Warriors don't deserve to be in the position they are in because they went out during the offseason and added Kevin Durant to an already powerful team . According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Warriors are the clear favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Spurs . "Every time you look up, you're playing against four All-Stars", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Read More »

Ducks face elimination in Game 6 vs Predators

Goalkeeper Pekka Rinne saved 27 of the 29 shots he faced. That's all the Predators need to punch their first-ever ticket to the Stanley Cup Final . Once again, Filip Forsberg , who leads the team with seven goals and overtook Johansen with 14 points, was at the centre of it. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said both players, out because of lower-body injuries, did not travel for Monday's game. Read More »

Liverpool leave for Australia on Champions League high

Nacho Monreal can also play at centre back, however the Spaniard's best performances have come when the former Malaga fullback has played at wingback, meaning Wenger could be reluctant to deploy Monreal at centre back. That doesn't seem to have affected Manchester United with the purchase of Pogba. "To compete with Barca and Real we need time, we need decades to be there". Read More »

Bless you! IPL cup taken to Siddhivinayak after Mumbai Indians win title

With this win, Mumbai Indians created history by becoming the first team to win three IPL trophies while their captain Rohit Sharma became the first player to win four IPL titles and the first captain to win three IPLs. We executed our plans really well. "We began well, the job is half done but we still have a job to do". Mumbai's total was the lowest score successfully defended in this year's tournament. Read More »