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Man City boss Pep Guardiola fears Liverpool title threat next season Man City boss Pep Guardiola fears Liverpool title threat next season
- May 14, 2018

When the most recent top-flight TV deal came into force, there was a major concern that it would only serve to widen the gulf between the Premier League and those in the divisions below. "I think the only difference is that we've embarked on a season where Man City have been that good". Southampton all-but ensured their Premier League survival with Tuesday's nervy 1-0 win at relegation rivals Swansea . (more...)
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick 05/12/18 Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick 05/12/18
- May 14, 2018

Detroit are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and are 28-62 in their last 90 overall. We lose as a team. In the first game, the Tigers scored three runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-1 lead, with the big blow being a 2-run home run by Jose Iglesias. (more...)
MMA DFS Playbook: UFC 224 - Nunes vs. Pennington MMA DFS Playbook: UFC 224 - Nunes vs. Pennington
- May 13, 2018

Pennington kept having to adjust her top. But we are going to leave this cage and have a beer and celebrate our friendship. The bout marks the third time Nunes will be defending the belt, since she submitted Miesha Tate in 2016. It will be Dern's second fight in UFC . Next up, John Lineker continued to prove he is one of the most unsafe fighters in the lightweight divisions after scoring a third-round finish of Brian Kelleher via KO. (more...)
How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won?
- May 13, 2018

Salah collected the Player of the Year gong on Thursday. The Czech had been a bit-part player for much of the season and only appeared in the final as a substitute following an early injury to Harry Kewell, but went on to score a vital goal and also struck the winning penalty in the shootout. (more...)
Swansea City Set To Part Company With Yet Another Manager Swansea City Set To Part Company With Yet Another Manager
- May 12, 2018

A draw puts them in all kinds of trouble though, as Southampton face Manchester City on the final day of the season. Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has admitted that everyone at the club let themselves down when they failed to avoid relegation this season. (more...)
Porterfield credits former players for Ireland's test debut Porterfield credits former players for Ireland's test debut
- May 11, 2018

But it will be the Ireland batting which will be key to their performance, putting runs on the board to give the bowlers something to defend and having scored two centuries in his previous seven games against Pakistan , Stirling will be comfortable in the middle. (more...)
Manchester United travel to West Ham in the Thursday evening kick off Manchester United travel to West Ham in the Thursday evening kick off
- May 11, 2018

Now sitting second in the Premier League table, the Red Devils will be keen to end the season on a strong note. Man United are most probably going to finish in second, despite recent loss to Brighton and West Ham have been safe for some time now. (more...)
Arsenal's Koscielny set to be sidelined for six months Arsenal's Koscielny set to be sidelined for six months
- May 09, 2018

More than I expected ", said the 68-year-old, without disclosing from where. "For sure I will be active". "The Premier League, we can accept this but in my work there is no pressure because it doesn't change my philosophy. Some of the praise came from ESPN Brasil , who didn't only interview the manager, but also congratulated him for the fantastic work he's done for the London side. (more...)
Red Sox, Yankees to play regular-season games in London in 2019 Red Sox, Yankees to play regular-season games in London in 2019
- May 09, 2018

The Yankees host the Red Sox this week in a three-game series. But it will not be the first time regular-season Major League Baseball matches will have been played outside the United States, with ties already having been staged in Mexico, Japan , Puerto Rico and Australia . (more...)
Alex Ovechkin, Capitals put halt to 20-year East finals drought Alex Ovechkin, Capitals put halt to 20-year East finals drought
- May 09, 2018

The Capitals' $7.8 million man proved his worth this season as Ovechkin's emerging co-star, and has become one of the more colorful personalities in the National Hockey League. Since he purchased the Capitals, Leonsis has often taken critical fire for sending the wrong types of messages. Ovechkin has been the heart and soul of the Capitals this whole season and his entire career for that matter, and it showed in this series. (more...)
Neil Etheridge's Cardiff City joins the elite Neil Etheridge's Cardiff City joins the elite
- May 08, 2018

We can never be like the two Manchester clubs, or Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs. He later had brief stints at Oldham Athletic and Carlton Athletic before joining Walsall in 2015. "It's an wonderful feeling for a manager to know that you brought that together". Etheridge had an impressive nineteen clean sheets for Cardiff City in the 2017-2018 EFL Championship season. (more...)
Alex Iwobi: Arsene Wenger is the cornerstone of my career Alex Iwobi: Arsene Wenger is the cornerstone of my career
- May 07, 2018

His crowning glory coming in the 2003/04 season when Arsenal won the league without losing a single game. Pochettino, who has enjoyed a number of competitive encounters with the Frenchman has praised his managerial counterpart for his achievements. (more...)
Woods, McIlroy just make cut as Malnati leads Woods, McIlroy just make cut as Malnati leads
- May 07, 2018

He finally made one, and stretched out both hands in mock celebration when it dropped. "I was sort of holding my game together and on Sunday - under the pressure of chasing Patrick down - it just never clicked for me". He hit the next one across the green to 40 feet, and knocked that in for bogey. And then came his par save from the bunker, which felt like a birdie. (more...)
Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Celtics' Jaylen Brown: "The doctors didn't want me to play"
- May 07, 2018

Gotta look ahead, look forward, and get ready for tomorrow". The Irving injury turned a team that won 55 regular-season games into a postseason longshot. Even Brown seems to have second thoughts. (Redick) back into the game in the second period. "There were a few times ", Brown said. Don't look for Brown to go on a timeout spending spree when the series moves to the Center. (more...)
David Beckham leads support for Sir Alex Ferguson after surgery David Beckham leads support for Sir Alex Ferguson after surgery
- May 07, 2018

Sir Alex Ferguson during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. Several football clubs such as Manchester City , Leicester City, AC Milan and Al Ahly SC wished Ferguson a full and quick recovery after the surgery. (more...)
Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City after his contract expires Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City after his contract expires
- May 05, 2018

But the fact remains that he will go down as one of the greatest players to pull on the sky blue shirt of City, as well as being recognised as a Premier League great. On that occasion Mbappe chose Paris but with the French champions struggling to abide by the Financial Fair Play rules it looks increasingly likely that they will have to offload either Mbappe or Neymar over the summer. (more...)
Jason Witten Should Be First Ballot Hall of Famer Jason Witten Should Be First Ballot Hall of Famer
- May 04, 2018

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Witten out of the University of Tennessee in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft (69th pick overall). Witten still ranks fifth all-time at UT in career receptions (68) and receiving yards (797) by a tight end and helped lead the Vols to an appearance in the 2001 SEC Championship game as well as a 45-17 victory over MI in the Florida Citrus Bowl to cap off the season. (more...)
Rockets vs. Jazz Game 2 preview: Protecting home court Rockets vs. Jazz Game 2 preview: Protecting home court
- May 03, 2018

Well well, the Utah Jazz have made this a series with the Houston Rockets . "They are 100 percent in a relationship". What was not fine was the Jazz game plan to slow down James Harden , who torched Utah for 41 points. The Jazz did hang in there for a bit but this team's firepower was way to great for them to overcome. Disturbingly for the Raptors and any future Cavaliers opponents, they did it without James shooting especially well by his standards. (more...)
Jaylen Brown says he's a go for Game 2 vs. Sixers Jaylen Brown says he's a go for Game 2 vs. Sixers
- May 02, 2018

Ho-hum, just another injury for the Celtics to overcome. We already knew that, but Monday night was a nice reminder for the rest of the National Basketball Association. I very much doubt Boston will come close to winning the three-point line by 36 points again. Corrects to 76ers missed 15 of their first 20 shots in 6th paragraph. (more...)
NFL Draft: Rashaad Penny joins Seattle Seahawks with 27th pick NFL Draft: Rashaad Penny joins Seattle Seahawks with 27th pick
- May 02, 2018

Seattle went into Thursday night with the No. 18 pick, but traded back in a deal with the Packers (as was expected for a team that typically trades back and was without a second- or third-round pick). He was the second of three running backs to go in the first round this year, slotting in 25 picks behind second overall pick Saquon Barkley and four spots ahead of Georgia's Sony Michel . (more...)
No team willing to give mid-round pick for Ereck Flowers No team willing to give mid-round pick for Ereck Flowers
- May 02, 2018

Flowers celebrated his 24th birthday last week. Flowers hasn't attended the team's voluntary workouts. Now the Giants and Flowers are stuck in a very awkward position. The report noted that the Giants wanted a mid-round draft pick in exchange for Flowers, but his contract and performance since being selected by NY with the No. (more...)
Steelers pick WMU offensive lineman Okorafor 92nd overall in 2018 NFL Draft Steelers pick WMU offensive lineman Okorafor 92nd overall in 2018 NFL Draft
- May 02, 2018

Speaking of Bryant, they used the third round pick they acquired to trade up three picks in the third round to select QB Mason Rudolph, also from Oklahoma State. "To go on to the next chapter with one of your brothers and the best receiver you've spent your whole college days with and maybe spend 15 years with", Rudolph said, "it's awesome". (more...)
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- May 01, 2018

The mood at Stamford Bridge would be exceptionally buoyant heading into FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United at Wembley. Lack of inspired leadership has been a big part problem, but a solution may have already presented itself to the Italian - Gary Cahill. (more...)
Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1
- May 01, 2018

It was 3-1 for over 26 minutes equating to almost half the game. But can they survive without their best defensive player? All-time, the battles between the two teams lean decidedly in Pittsburgh's favor. Lars Eller also helped Washington with three assists. "I think we learned from Game 1", said Connolly. The Pittsburgh Penguins were irritated after a disallowed goal in the third period and a brutal hit to the head that took out one of their defensemen were turning points in their ... (more...)
Vettel says he Vettel says he "had to try" move on Bottas
- April 30, 2018

Bottas retained the lead when he finally pitted under the safety vehicle, deployed after Ricciardo ploughed into the back of Verstappen as they braked from nearly 200mph 11 laps from the finish. He locked up and ran wide, dropping places to Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen . The luckless Alonso suffered punctured right front and rear tyres. (more...)
The Pelicans Routed in Opening Game at Golden State The Pelicans Routed in Opening Game at Golden State
- April 30, 2018

Game 2 had better wake New Orleans up, or this series could end up being one of the most disappointing of the entire playoffs. Kerr knew he wanted Gentry on Golden State's staff when hired to coach the Warriors before the 2014-15 season - and it's among the first calls he made. (more...)
Mike Gesicki's athleticism too great for Dolphins to pass on Mike Gesicki's athleticism too great for Dolphins to pass on
- April 30, 2018

Miami continued their theme of winning in between the numbers with the additions of Mike Gesicki and Jerome Baker. "Move the chains on third down and then his speed will open up other stuff on the field for you". Smythe is arguably the best blocking tight end in the draft and the second player at the position the Dolphins have drafted this weekend. Gesicki boosted his National Football League draft stock with a sensational performance in Indianapolis, running a 4.54. (more...)
NHL Draft: 5 best prospects for the Carolina Hurricanes to pursue NHL Draft: 5 best prospects for the Carolina Hurricanes to pursue
- April 30, 2018

In 2014 and 2015 the Sabres had the best odds to win the lottery but things didn't bounce their way. "We're absolutely ecstatic", Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said before noting the splashes the Buffalo Bills made in the first round of the National Football League draft on Thursday. (more...)
Rangers Set For Fresh Bid To Woo Undecided Steven Gerrard Rangers Set For Fresh Bid To Woo Undecided Steven Gerrard
- April 29, 2018

With Gerrard favourite to take over at Rangers this summer, Crouch has been discussing his first experiences with the former midfielder and how much he wanted to win Gerrard over. "We will support him whatever he wants to do", said Klopp. 'Not too many top-class players can be managers just like this. "I would think about him as well if I owned a club. (more...)
Celtics take series, respect in Game 7 Celtics take series, respect in Game 7
- April 29, 2018

The Celtics have been the most resilient team in the league, overcoming a myriad of injuries to play the league's best defense in the regular season and dispatch the Milwaukee Bucks in a seven-game series . The two also had a brief dust-up in Game 5 in which Bledsoe was called for a flagrant foul for shoving Rozier in the chest and Rozier got a technical for retaliating. (more...)
Pens' Hagelin, Malkin out for Game 1 vs. Caps Pens' Hagelin, Malkin out for Game 1 vs. Caps
- April 28, 2018

Alex Ovechkin scored 25 seconds into the third period to give the Capitals a two-goal lead. Hagelin produced three points (two goals, one assist) in six playoff games in his supporting cast role for the Penguins. "It's a new series and a new team you're playing against, so we're taking it game by game and you go from there". He appeared to be testing his injured left leg throughout the skate but moved fluidly and without any obvious signs of discomfort. (more...)
Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona after 22 years Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona after 22 years
- April 28, 2018

The rest, as they say, is history, as Iniesta broke into the senior team in 2002, making just 9 and 17 appearances respectively across all competitions in his first two seasons with the senior team. Iniesta is still playing regularly for the La Liga outfit. Now in charge at Manchester City , Guardiola said: "I want to say thank you". Wearing Barcelona's burgundy-and-blue, Iniesta scored in a 5-0 victory over Sevilla to claim a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey last weekend. (more...)
Robben and Boateng injured, doubts for second leg Robben and Boateng injured, doubts for second leg
- April 28, 2018

He was on course to start in England's World Cup opener, against Tunisia on June 18. "Life is full of setbacks", he wrote on Instagram. The German global is now in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, which is now less than 50 days away. (more...)
Steelers Snag A Pair Of Cowboys In Washington and Rudolph
- April 28, 2018

Coupled with the fact that Roethlisberger has discussed retirement in the past, the Steelers had a pressing need to find an heir apparent. Stamford native James Washington heard his name called during the second round of the NFL Draft tonight. (more...)
Deontay Wilder Makes A Huge Offer To Fight Anthony Joshua Deontay Wilder Makes A Huge Offer To Fight Anthony Joshua
- April 28, 2018

This follows a well-publicised projection from Hearn that the bout could gross well over £100 million from ticket sales and pay-per-view costs. Less than a day removed from boxing promoter Lou Dibella's claim that a fight between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua would not take place (courtesy of Boxing News 24 ) there is a glimmer of hope. (more...)
Denver Broncos select Bradley Chubb at No. 5 Denver Broncos select Bradley Chubb at No. 5
- April 27, 2018

The former Hillgrove High School standout was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the fifth pick of the National Football League draft Thursday. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the No. Elway's best pick since assuming more power was CB Bradley Roby at No. 31 in 2014. A bounce-back season in 2018 might very well come down to Elway having a draft as he did with Xanders in 2011, when they teamed up to pick Miller, Rahim Moore, Orlando Franklin, Nate Irving, Julius Thomas and Virgil ... (more...)
New Orleans likely to offer DeMarcus Cousins much less than max contract New Orleans likely to offer DeMarcus Cousins much less than max contract
- April 26, 2018

The win marked the first time in National Basketball Association history that a team seeded sixth or lower swept a first-round series in the modern best-of-seven format, which replaced best-of-five series in 2003. New Orleans hardly looked like a playoff lock in the highly competitive Western Conference after Cousins was injured. But how did the Pelicans improve after losing a two-time Second-Team All NBA player? But it's obvious they're hesitant to tie up so much money with someone who ... (more...)
Heynckes not fondly remembered at Real despite significant triumph Heynckes not fondly remembered at Real despite significant triumph
- April 25, 2018

While he did point to Los Blancos' two recent successes, he said that he felt this tie was evenly matched. "He wanted to play more regularly, and I can understand that". "I said to the pair of them the other day, they would both like to score more goals but everyone is working well". But Robert Lewandowski feels that Real, who are seeking their third straight Champions League and 13th European Cup, are not just a one-man team. (more...)
Horford, Celtics hold off Bucks for 3-2 edge Horford, Celtics hold off Bucks for 3-2 edge
- April 25, 2018

Terry Rozier proved the spark finishing with 16 points and a team-high five assists. The Celtics' mission going into Game 5 of their series against the Bucks Tuesday night at the TD Garden is clear, at least to Jaylen Brown . If just a few of those shots had gone in, the Bucks would not have been in a position where the blown call impacted them as much. In the end I do think this series will be ending tonight because the Heat will not get enough from Wade, Whiteside and the rest ... (more...)
Listen to What Nick Saban Said After the 2018 A-Day Game Listen to What Nick Saban Said After the 2018 A-Day Game
- April 24, 2018

The school announced the news via Twitter on Friday, with Key responding shortly after by thanking the Crimson Tide coaches and fans. Teams across football would kill for a quarterback who'd get them to that point-no matter that Hurts wasn't the primary architect of Alabama's success . (more...)
Matt Harvey Is Demoted to the Mets' Bullpen Matt Harvey Is Demoted to the Mets' Bullpen
- April 24, 2018

Left-hander Jason Vargas will reportedly take Harvey's spot in the rotation. Harvey wouldn't be obligated to accept such an assignment, by virtue of his five-plus years of service time, and he shouldn't have been castigated had he refused to go to Triple-A Las Vegas. (more...)
Danny Farquhar Will Be Hospitalized For At Least Three Weeks Danny Farquhar Will Be Hospitalized For At Least Three Weeks
- April 24, 2018

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Farquhar is expected to remain in the hospital for at least the next three weeks. Farquhar collapsed while the in dugout just after his relief appearance in the sixth inning against the Astros Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field. (more...)
One Of The Weirdest Records In Baseball Has A New Owner One Of The Weirdest Records In Baseball Has A New Owner
- April 24, 2018

Los Angeles Angel's rookie pitcher Jaime Barria was finally able to get Belt to fly out, but not before Belt fouled off 16 pitches - including 10 in a row. "It made for a good battle". "I wasn't going to give it up and [Barrias] wasn't either", said Belt . Barria was chased after loading the bases with no outs in the third. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Matchup 4/22/18 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Matchup 4/22/18
- April 23, 2018

They scored at least five goals in eight of their 10 games against the Flyers this season, losing the only two games they did not top the five-goal mark. Guentzel, not Sidney Crosby , Phil Kessel or the injured Evgeni Malkin , won the game for the Penguins with goals off costly Flyers turnovers, leading them to their ninth straight playoff series win. (more...)
Boston Celtics blow great opportunity in Milwaukee Boston Celtics blow great opportunity in Milwaukee
- April 23, 2018

They couldn't send the game into overtime. That has seldom been the case for the underachieving Bucks this season, but they've put two such games together and suddenly the series against the wounded Celtics - now down to a best-of-three - looks winnable. (more...)
Amir Khan wins first fight in 2 years in 39 seconds Amir Khan wins first fight in 2 years in 39 seconds
- April 23, 2018

Amir Khan needed just 40 seconds to stop Phil Lo Greco as he announced his return with a whirlwind comeback victory in Liverpool . Khan said: I am just going to enjoy this little break and [then] get back straight into the gym again. "My future holds some big fights", Khan said. At least Brook knows I want the fight. In the next week or so, me and Eddie will sit down and see where we go from here, Khan told Sky Sports News. (more...)
LeBron James Disputes Technical Foul After Dust-Up With Old Nemesis Lance Stephenson LeBron James Disputes Technical Foul After Dust-Up With Old Nemesis Lance Stephenson
- April 23, 2018

Ahead of Game 3 of their first-round matchup with the Pacers, LeBron James provided all his Cavaliers teammates with matching gray suits . Stephenson took Jeff Green to the ground with IN trailing by three IN the final seconds, although it temporarily appeared as if he created a jump ball. (more...)
Bruins say Bergeron's status for Game 5 game-day decision Bruins say Bergeron's status for Game 5 game-day decision
- April 21, 2018

The Toronto Maple Leafs have their backs against the wall after Thursday's 3-1 loss on home ice to Boston has the team looking at a 3-1 series deficit. He gives us the confidence knowing when he's in there that he's able to keep us in games. Nash's 19:01 of ice time in Game 4 was second only to Marchand among Bruins forwards. (more...)
Next Arsenal manager betting: Brendan Rodgers to Arsenal odds slashed at Betway Next Arsenal manager betting: Brendan Rodgers to Arsenal odds slashed at Betway
- April 21, 2018

The former Liverpool boss is closing in on delivering a historic double treble for Celtic and Bhoys fans are hoping he stays at Parkhead to oversee what they hope will be ten-in-a-row. "It will be Brendan's decision and Brendan's decision only". "Hopefully his love for the club and the set-up here will induce him to stay". Club legend Patrick Vieira , who now manages MLS outfit New York City FC, is also a leading contender after Wenger publicly tipped the 41-year-old as a potential ... (more...)
Kings plans to break the Sunrisers Winning Spree Kings plans to break the Sunrisers Winning Spree
- April 20, 2018

Kane Williamson played well and at one point looked like he could post a challenge to the formidable target, scoring a half-century. Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase got off to a poor start as Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt in the first over itself. (more...)