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Phil Jones Starts - Manchester United Team vs Tottenham Hotspur Confirmed

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side are now second in the Premier League table with 77 points from 35 games this season, coming off the back of five wins from their last six outings. Chelsea's clinching of the Premier League title this week won't help Tottenham's focus either. "Next season we will feel it is our home". Manchester United might be a bit emotional for this match but not in a maudlin, sentimental way. Read More »

Saracens retain European title as Ashton sets try landmark


Clermont against Leinster looked out on their feet and started to do things individually - that is not to say what they did was not wonderful - but the second you go out on your own makes you very vulnerable. Remi Lamerat , 11. Nick Abendanon , 10. Saracens are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the Champions Cup (W16, D1), equalling Leinster's record which was set between 2010 and 2012 (also W16, D1). Read More »

Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

Just a day after the McLaren-Honda partnership plunged to a new low when Alonso's engine blew on his first lap in Friday practice , the Spaniard produced arguably the performance of the season so far to reach the final segment of qualifying and then haul his MCL32 to the rank of "best of the rest". Read More »

Kipchoge leads attempt to run sub 2-hour marathon


Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon on Saturday in 2 hours and 25 seconds, about 2 1/2 minutes faster than the current world record. Kipchoge started well and was five seconds under the target time after 10km and 15 km, and was still two seconds inside the record time at the 25km mark. Read More »

A history of Chelsea's Premier League titles

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is focused on clinching the Premier League title at West Brom on Friday rather than persistent rumours linking him with the vacancy at Inter Milan. Boro return to the Championship after one season back among the elite, joining Sunderland in sinking into the second tier just as fellow northeast side Newcastle United are celebrating their return to the top level. Read More »

Ajax withstands Lyon comeback to reach Europa League final


But for most of the first half Lacazette saw little of the ball and even less sight of Ajax's goal as the visitors' youthful side controlled the game. The Serie A club have been linked to Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen for over a year now and it is likely that he was one of the players under scrutiny. Read More »

Celtics - Wizards Game 6 NBA Playoffs preview

Washington fans booed Olynyk every time he touched the ball in Game 4, but the Wizards' Bradley Beal said he thought Celtics fans took it too far Wednesday night. "It's Boston , man", forward Markieff Morris told reporters, including Kevin Duffy of MassLive . About the only drama in Boston's Game 5 win was when the Wizards scored the first two buckets of the game, for fear the Celtics would get off to another slow start. Read More »

Wizards look to continue protecting home court in Game 6


Isaiah Thomas had one last shot for the win, but his tightly contested, off-balance 3-pointer was off the mark as time expired. "The great start got us going on both ends of the floor, and we have to be that type of team", said Bradley, who scored 12 points combined in Games 3 and 4. Read More »

Former South Florida DE LaDarrius Jackson turns himself in


The woman in the earlier case said Jackson, who she knew, pushed her into a room in Holly Drive Apartments Building A around 2:30 p.m. Police say he then made her drive to a nearby pharmacy to get an emergency contraceptive and told her to take it in his presence before dropping him off at his on-campus residence hall on USF's Tampa campus. Read More »

A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players


Pace of play has always been a topic of consternation on both tours, but especially of late; in New Orleans, the first slow-play penalty stroke was handed out in more than two decades. "It's going to be a tough competition trying to beat these guys". Dye's creation, inspired by the vision of then-PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman, was not an instant hit in 1982, except maybe with Jerry Pate - who won the first Players contested on the Stadium Course , then took Dye and Beman with him for a ... Read More »

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics - 5/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

A 26-0 run is unfathomable. We know it's going to be tough to get a win out there. "It can't just be Isaiah Thomas every night", Bradley said. If they lose a sixth, their season is over. On this next one, Wall got caught well behind Thomas as the ball changed possession following a missed Marcin Gortat bunny. For now, the Celts can be satisfied with the fact that for the first time in this series, they can truly say they outplayed the Wizards for almost all 48 minutes. Read More »

Advocaat returns as Dutch boss for third time


Dutch media, citing Advocaat's agent, reported Monday that the Royal Netherlands Football Association and Advocaat have reached an agreement for him to replace Danny Blind, who was sacked in March. Gullit and Advocaat clashed during his first spell in charge of the Netherlands . "I never said he would become" the coach, said Van Breukelen, and "now I'm glad that we did not end up choosing him". Read More »

Juventus beat Monaco 2-1 to qualify for Champions League final


It was a remarkable turnaround for a player who felt unwanted when Barcelona made a decision to release him as a free agent in June and then suffered a broken left fibula in November. "We have a month to work on improving and we must not forget that we have some very important games before then". First leg result: Monaco 0 - Juventus 2. Read More »

Clinical bowling show powers Punjab to 14-run win over KKR

Sandeep Sharma was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Maxwell and Thangarasu Natarajan claimed one wicket each. Lions have also suffered a body blow losing their opener Brendon McCullum, who will miss the remaining matches after suffering a hamstring strain. Read More »

State of Play in Premier League Title Race

Tottenham had endured a tough few days, losing the FA Cup semifinal to Chelsea on Saturday before Antonio Conte's side beat Southampton 4-2 to stay in control at the top. Spurs were close to breaking the run last season but ended third, one spot below Arsenal , after winning two of their last seven fixtures. And if Sakho does return against United on the final day of the season, his performance could well benefit both his parent and his loan club. Read More »

Tebow re-ups with ESPN to be analyst for SEC Network


At a time when ESPN has made the hard decision to lay off dozens of well-known and lesser-known employees, Tim Tebow is safe. Although ESPN has cut about 100 employees during its current round of layoffs, Tebow remains very popular among SEC football fans, and his presence will continue to draw viewers. Read More »

Grudge match: Sharapova to play Bouchard in Madrid


Sharapova said playing as many matches as possible is the most important thing for her at the moment. Eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4 6-3, and other winners included Lauren Davis , Kristina Mladenovic, Sam Stosur and Donna Vekic . Read More »

Leading off: Indians' Santana, Lindor homer in 9th to beat Royals


Hosmer, who had three hits, homered in the fifth off Danny Salazar (2-3) with a drive that would have traveled 458 feet unimpeded, according to Major League Baseball's Statcast. Only four batted balls were put in play against Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen as the trio retired nine of the 10 hitters they faced to seal a one-run lead in the rubber match. Read More »

Trump congratulates golfer John Daly for winning PGA event


In the end he bogeyed the final three holes to shoot 69 (-3) and beat fellow Americans Tommy Armour III and Kenny Perry by one. "It's awesome", Daly said after being showered in champagne on the 18 green. Harman said it would be wrong to call his winning putt unbelievable. "I've been working really hard. just trusting that I'm pretty good at what I do". Read More »

Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1


Schwartz scored 25 seconds into the third on a rebound off a Colton Parayko shot, giving St. Louis a 2-1 lead. Hoping to clinch their first berth in the conference finals, the Predators will have another chance in Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Sunday. Read More »

ZO2 Shoe: Lonzo Ball Debuts Signature $495 Sneaker


But with a price tag of $495, none of the distribution of a big brand, and Ball yet to even play a game in the National Basketball Association, it's more likely to flounder than bring in the money over time that Ball and his father might have seen from a lucrative endorsement deal. Read More »

Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres

Bellinger , who had five RBIs Saturday, took over at first base after Adrian Gonzalez went on the disabled list Friday for the first time in his career. LHP Rich Hill (blister) will throw a minor-league rehab assignment on Tuesday and then could rejoin the rotation. Gutierrez finds himself in an odd platoon scenario, which involves him batting cleanup against left-handed pitching, while riding the bench against right-handers. Read More »

Iniesta returns for Barca against resurgent Villarreal

The Catalan club are level on points with Real Madrid but sit at the summit of the table due to their superior head-to-head goal-difference record against Los Blancos . Rodriguez, who found the net in the 3rd minute itself, doubled the lead in the 11th after heading a cross from Fabio Coentrao. Messi was presented with Barca's first real sight of goal after 20 minutes when Alvaro Gonzalez handled at the edge of the box, but the Argentinian blazed his free-kick over the bar. Read More »

Sidney Crosby Star forward back on ice following concussion

While Ovi was clearly off his game, he was not credited with any giveaways on the scoresheet, though some of his passes were intercepted. " He's in the process of rehabbing ", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said . You don't need a scorecard to figure out who Trotz is talking about here. But against the Penguins, that's not enough. Without him, the Penguins gritted their way to three goals on 18 shots Wednesday. Read More »

Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat


But after NASCAR took the No. 22 Penske Ford back to its Research and Development Center in North Carolina for a thorough technical inspection as it does to every winning auto, officials found the rear suspension didn't conform to its rules. Read More »

Kentucky Derby Favorites Draw Positive Post Placements

He went to the D. Wayne Lukas finishing school where he learned the business of the sport. Plus he has been acting headstrong this week, forcing trainer Todd Pletcher to use special equipment just to keep him under control. He was talking about the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby. According to, there's only a six percent chance of precipitation two hours before the Derby's 6:46 post time . Read More »

Panthers sign first-round pick Christian McCaffrey, 2 others


The Carolina Panthers have announced that as of around noon today, they have signed their entire draft class to contracts, as well as all of their undrafted free agents. Carolina also signed its five undrafted rookies on Thursday: linebacker Ben Boulware, wide receiver Fred Ross , defensive end Bryan Cox , wide receiver Austin Duke and cornerback Cole Luke . Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Wizards rout Celtics in chippy affair

We'll make the adjustments as a team, I'll watch film, I'll make the adjustments myself and see where I can pick them apart. Early Friday evening the Boston Celtics released a statement refuting a report that detailed guard Isaiah Thomas' supposed broken jaw , an injury supposedly suffered during Game 1 of his team's Eastern semifinal series against Washington. Read More »

Foot-7 Aaron Judge transforms batting practice in Bronx


Girardi himself said over the weekend that he wasn't anxious about pressure on Judge from the hot start, only wanting to make sure that he wasn't pulled in too many different directions by the attention, and after making the Jeter comparison on Monday, he revealed just why he wasn't anxious about Judge. Read More »

Jets Part Ways With Marcus Gilchrist, 2 Others


Gilchrist's contract was set to expire after the 2018 season. Gilchrist missed the final three games of the 2016 season after tearing his patellar tendon in his right knee during the team's Week 14 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets shopped Pryor in last week's draft and refused to pick up his fifth-year option , a sign that the former first-round pick is not in their long-term plans. Read More »

Jamie Carragher sends message to Man United about Jose Mourinho

Yaya Toure says City have again proved they are the No1 team in Manchester - and backed them to be even "stronger" next season. When he arrived in England seven years ago, the Red Devils were the Premier League's pre-eminent force but City are on course to finish above their rivals for the fourth year in a row since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. Read More »

Hamilton puzzled by Sochi weekend

Starting from third, he immediately pulled alongside Raikkonen before using the tow off Vettel's Ferrari to take the lead on the 220mph run down to turn two. To be Lewis Hamilton's teammate and take over the reigning world champion's auto, I think he has done a very good job. Bottas concedes that the first win has take a while, but he is now looking forward to more as he has learnt the trick. Read More »

Rashford clearly deceived referee, says Swansea boss Clement


Wayne Rooney put United ahead on the stroke of half-time at Old Trafford with a penalty but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised 11 minutes from the end with a stunning free-kick. Mourinho has played Matteo Darmian , Daley Blind , Marcos Rojo , has the versatile Timothy Fosu-Mensah around and even played Ashley Young at left back. Read More »

Real Madrid Vs. Atletico Madrid Live Stream

It is impossible not to believe that the very memory of what has happened between them will impose itself on the players' minds when it comes right down to it: Atletico's trying to fight off fatalism, Real's emboldened by the knowledge they always come through. Read More »

Bills decline to pick up 5th-year of Watkins' contract


Because he was the No. 4 overall pick, Watkins would have been in line for a fifth-year option salary of $19,935,603, per Spotrac . Watkins has been recuperating since January, when he had a second operation to fix a broken left foot. However, if Watkins does return to his 2015 form and becomes a unsafe receiving threat once again, Buffalo could sign him to a multi-year deal. He has 153 catches for 2,359 yards and 17 touchdowns in 37 career games. Read More »

Chicago Bears make another trade, draft TE Shaheen

Pace believed Trubisky was the "franchise quarterback", so they traded so much just to get him. The first round pick they had acquired from the Rams a year ago landed in the five spot in 2017 - sandwiched between the Jets and the Jaguars, two teams that could be in the market for a quarterback. Read More »

Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey

Arsenal won against Manchester City in the FA Cup at the weekend. City, who lost David Silva to a first-half injury, went ahead in the 62nd minute when Sergio Aguero raced through the opponents' defense to score. "Overall it turned out to be an excellent team performance, not only technically but emotionally". It is possible but we need a flawless run-in. They beat us because of this. Read More »

Ravens Select Houston OLB Bowser As No. 47 NFL Draft Pick


He has really long arms and he can run. Obviously, they're still going to need plenty of offense to get anywhere, and they have work to do on that subject. "It was a little hectic. Just in my mind, I was hoping I got a call from a Maryland number", he said on a conference call shortly after being drafted . Read More »

Chelsea stay on track for English Premier League title after downing Everton


Conte has been lucky with injuries this season and his first-choice side has not been too affected. Willian added a third for the visitors late on, with some supporters questioning Stekelenburg's positioning as he was drawn out of his goal towards Cesc Fabregas, who cut the ball back from the touchline for the Brazilian to tap home. Read More »

Bayern Munich extend record with fifth straight Bundesliga title win


Robert Lewandowski netted twice while David Alaba, Thomas Mueller, Joshua Kimmich and Arjen Robben also scored as Bayern demolished their relegation-threatened opponets at the Volkswagen Arena . The Italian received a vote of confidence from chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge this weekend and on Friday admitted in his pre-match press conference: "It's a hard situation and we need to show a good response and try to win the Bundesliga as quickly as possible". Read More »

Giants give Eli heads up after taking QB Webb


Webb was the MVP of this years Senior Bowl. Most people thought Webb would go higher than that, with some projections putting Webb in the first round. The former Texas Tech quarterback is a natural leader with a strong arm, but is not yet NFL-ready. The New York Jets were scheduled to select sixth (70th overall) in the Round Three of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Friday night. Read More »

Dejan Lovren signs lucrative new Liverpool deal

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool visit mid-table Watford on Monday night (8pm kick-off) knowing they have battle on their hands to finish in the Premier League's top four. "As long as there is a chance to qualify for the Champions League, we have to believe in it", Wijnaldum told the official Liverpool website. "He is physically strong, quick and a good footballer. Read More »

Broncos take Florida State DE in 2nd round


The 6-foot-5 and nearly three hundred pound athlete was selected as the No. 20 overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 National Football League Draft. Walker was a consensus All-American in 2016 and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. His blazing speed helped him become not only the offensive but also the special teams player of the year in Conference USA, with 805 kickoff return yards and two scores on special teams, too. Read More »

Green Bay Looking To Trade Out Of First Round


He has been voted to six Pro Bowls, named to The Associated Press All-Pro team four times and selected to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team three times. Murphy, a sixth-round pick last season, was drafted as a tackle but has moved, at least for now, to the inside to compete with Barclay and Patrick, an undrafted free agent previous year who spent all of his rookie season on the practice squad. Read More »