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Vincent Kompany returns for Pep Guardiola


A series of injuries have kept the City captain out of the side, and there's no denying he's been missed. With Manchester United beginning to breathe down their necks in the pursuit of a top-four place and with games in hand, City needed this result , only their second league win in six matches, to move one point above Liverpool. Read More »

Osasuna forced to design new kit for Barcelona clash


And the Spanish strugglers must hope it will be a bright new start for them as they face a Barca side buoyant from Sunday's last-gasp 3-2 win over Real Madrid. Both teams will have a hard time between now and end of the season. The Pamplona-based side have lost four of their last five league meetings with Barcelona . Read More »

Andy Murray handed walkover in Barcelona Open second round


Although it is positive news on the surface for Murray, the world number one entered the tournament to get more matches under his belt as he works his way back from an elbow injury. Stepping back out on the Barcelona clay for the first time since 2012 is also something of a trip down memory lane for Murray. Murray's run of 28 consecutive wins was brought to an end by Novak Djokovic in Doha in January, while world No 35 Mischa Zverev ended his hopes of a maiden Australian Open title in ... Read More »

Australian soccer's Centre of Excellence to shut up shop

Football Federation Australia has made the controversial decision to close their Canberra-based Centre of Excellence "to provide more players with opportunities". The Centre on Excellence program has been running since 1981 and has produced former Socceroos the likes of Mark Viduka, Lucas Neill, Vince Grella, Mark Bresciano, John Aloisi and Josh Kennedy with current stars like Trent Sainsbury, Robbie Kruse, Matt Mckay and Nathan Burns also among the alumni. Read More »

Rabiot de retour dans le groupe — PSG


Demain soir (21h05), le Paris Saint-Germain retrouvera une nouvelle fois l'AS Monaco, en marge des demi-finales de la Coupe de France. Selon, il est toujours aux soins pour son genou gauche touché face à Guingamp début avril et un retour pour le match contre Monaco est peu envisageable, contrairement à Rabiot. Read More »

The Nets Are Resting Players Against The Bulls For Some Reason

But it didn't control its own destiny Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Chicago entered its game against the Nets unsure if it would be in the playoffs, and emerged as the eighth seed in the East. On Tuesday, the Nets - owners of the worst record in the league - announced that Trevor Booker , Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez would be out due to rest, while Quincy Acy (ankle), Joe Harris (shoulder) and Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) because of injuries. Read More »

Warren Sapp says Myles Garrett isn't worthy of No. 1 pick

This ain't even close". "I just fell out of my chair laughing when I heard the Warren Sapp story yesterday", Finebaum said. Sapp said, "Where's the game he took over?" In other words, it's not always the best available player, it's the best available player taken in consideration with need and who's left and who might be left in future rounds and the current roster makeup.
The Browns put themselves in the position of needing a quarterback in this draft with their decisions a year ago. Read More »

Schwarber, Cubs rally past Brewers to snap 4-game skid


Keuchel (3-0) allowed 1 run on 8 hits with 7 strikeouts. AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello (1-2) allowed six hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one. Eric Thames went 3-for-5 with three runs to extend his hitting streak to 12 straight starts. Hendricks worked five innings before being lifted for pinch-hitter Ben Zobrist. Read More »

Houston Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Oklahoma City Thunder

He' doing all the proper things to get his body and his mind right to go out there and compete at a high level every single night. James Harden led the way for the Rockets , scoring 34 points, but his shooting wass still a little off. With his 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists on Tuesday, Westbrook became the first player in the National Basketball Association to have at least 150 points, 50 rebounds and 50 assists through the first five games of a playoff series. Read More »

Arsenal fans desperate for Ox to sign new deal


Alex played a starring role as his Arsenal team beat Manchester City in the famous English soccer competition, setting up the London club's equalising goal before they went on to win 2-1. Wenger is reportedly prepared to offer Oxlade-Chamberlain a new £100,000-per-week contract to stay and if he keeps performing like he did against City, he's most definitely worth it. Read More »

Now their most famous fan, injured Blake Griffin sticks by Clippers

Johnson went into "ISO-Joe" mode, exploiting mismatches and knocking down clutch shot after clutch shot. The Clippers will be getting reserve guard Austin Rivers back for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have formed an imposing trio in the regular season, but look around the West, and the Warriors, Spurs and Rockets are clearly ahead of the Clippers , who don't appear to be built for long playoff runs. Read More »

Champions League: Ndidi falls with Leicester, Ronaldo reaches new milestone


On Tuesday, the Premier League champions can expect to face a much tougher second-leg task than in the last round when, under previous manager Claudio Ranieri, they took a valuable away goal back from the 2-1 defeat in Seville. We want to win every game we play, we knew it was going to be hard. It's a definite free-kick but it's outside of the box. Only a converted penalty from Antoine Griezmann separated the teams, one that the Frenchman earned after a speedy counter that ended with him ... Read More »

'Animal' Alexis Sanchez staying at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger says


The 67-year-old Wenger, whose own contract expires at the end of the season, gave no updates on his future but said he was evaluating transfer targets for Arsenal's next campaign. "In such times it is possible to be split or combined and now we've revealed the best reply". He told reporters: "I don't think that you would sell him to any Premier League club, that is for sure". Read More »

Eden Hazard can be the next Lionel Messi, feels Cesc Fabregas

Conte made a veiled criticism of Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday, saying spending money does not guarantee success as both face a battle to finish in the top four. 'We scored four lovely goals. Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, scores against Southampton in the game at Stamford Bridge. Victories against Arsenal and more recently Liverpool looks to have nearly secured their top-flight status with five games to play. Read More »

Manuel Neuer out for year following Bayern loss


Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is to miss out the rest of the season after fracturing his foot during the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal match against Real Madrid. "I'm not asking them to name streets after me, the only thing I ask is that they don't boo me here", Ronaldo told Spanish TV station Antena 3 . Casemiro was harshly penalized when Arjen Robben tumbled inside the Madrid box, whilst Lewandowski was also offside in the build-up to Ramos's own goal. Read More »

Tottenham fans insist this defender is better than John Terry

His physical presence, anticipation, and leadership qualities made him the outstanding figure in Chelsea's defence as the club enjoyed a run of trophy success. "I thought you were a young player from the academy going on pre-season tour". "When I first met you and didn't know who you were, you said to me "welcome to chelsea ". Read More »

Ramos-Vinolas upsets Cilic in Monte Carlo

Murray, a three-time semi-finalist at the tournament , had not played since 12 March due to a right elbow injury and is bidding to capture his 15th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title this week. 2 Novak Djokovic in the second round previous year, held on for the set, it was one-way traffic for Wawrinka in the decider. It drew jeers from the center court crowd basking in the Mediterranean sun. Read More »

Garcia Delighted to Join Idols Ballesteros, Olazabal as Masters Champions


Garcia won on what would have been the 60th birthday of Ballesteros, a date seemingly destined for great things from him. "So I'm glad I got to do it and now we can enjoy it". Both men played the ideal hole up until the green where Rose missed a seven-foot birdie putt to hand Garcia his chance, but he rolled a shorter - but arguably more testing putt - wide of the hole and they would soon replay the last. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters

He will also attempt to move past Guillermo Vilas and into first place on the all-time clay-court title list with 50. It is Nadal's first title since last April's Barcelona Open and gives him the ideal preparation for next month's French Open, where he will be aiming for a 10 triumph as well. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Out Indefinitely With 'Mysterious' Illness

They play at a high level for 82 games, but while everyone else ups their performance in the playoffs, the Warriors stay the same - or so the argument goes. With the likes of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, they should be able to get past the Blazers . After all, they did go 14-5 with him this regular season and 27-36 without the young big. Read More »

Dopage la Russe Chernova privée du bronze à l'heptathlon aux JO


La Britannique Kelly Sotherton avait pris la quatrième place du concours remporté par l'Ukrainienne Nataliya Dobrynska. La vice-championne olympique, l'Ukrainienne Lyudmyla Blonska, avait aussi été disqualifiée à la suite d'un contrôle positif également à un stéroïde anabolisant. Read More »

'Maria Sharapova is starting from ground zero,' says tennis association chief

A day before Maria Sharapova was to play her first tennis match since being banned for doping, the debate about the Russian's wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued Tuesday. Andy Murray, the current men's number one and a noted hard-liner on anti-doping, said in the Times last month: "I think you should really have to work your way back". Read More »

All eyes on Stuttgart as Sharapova poised for return

From the tournament side, it's disrespectful to the other players and the WTA. The former world number one was controversially handed a wildcard into the claycourt event after her suspension wiped out her ranking. I know that I am respected in my field. Sharapova faces Roberta Vinci in the second round in Stuttgart on Wednesday. Will she be able to play successfully and perhaps win over her opponent whomever it may be? Maria Sharapova will probably realize that she isn't the same ... Read More »

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident


Serena Williams has revealed that she inadvertently announced her pregnancy online while relaxing on holiday with her fiance last week. "I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going", Serena explained as she was asked about the picture while being interviewed by Gayle King . Read More »