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Tottenham looks to finish about Arsenal with win

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The Denmark worldwide accepted that Spurs want Chelsea to drop points but insisted his side stay in the hunt due to his eighth league goal of the season. They've beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool while securing six wins in their last nine, and there has been a marked improvement in their defence under Allardyce: they've kept first-half clean sheets in 10 of his 17 games in charge. Read More »

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 in overtime. Leonard had 29 points in Thursday's win and averaged 31 points in the series . Even if Allen were playing, Kawhi would have big games, but it wouldn't be such a cakewalk for him because the guys that the Grizzlies are throwing out there are severely mismatched one way or another. Read More »

Statistically Speaking: Crosby powers Pens' Game One win

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Crosby scored a pair of goals 52 seconds apart early in the second period, leading the Penguins to a 3-2 victory. But even more telling was how each goal was constructed, providing two snapshots of the line's triple-edged versatility. "So that's how it goes sometimes". "You could say in a lot of ways they saved our game when they first came into the league from lockouts and what have you". Read More »

Etihad stalemate adds to top four tension for Man City and United

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It's one point and the big fight will be on until the Watford game. "I don't get involved", the defender said. He said: "I'm pretty sure United came here to try to win the game". "Man City contacted my agent, Barcelona as well were talking to my agent, but they weren't as interested in me as Mourinho". "I didn't see the action on TV and I was far away". Read More »

Michael Carrick happy with "point gained" in Manchester derby

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The Belgian was booked for tripping Aguero and then committed the same offence less than a minute later. "I think now that is the correct approach", Mourinho said this week, reflecting on the hype around the last derby. It is the Manchester derby and, whether or not Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho care to admit it, this had the feel of a Champions League shootout. Read More »

Mourinho unhappy with Smalling, Jones but insists defenders have Manchester United future

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Opposite number Pep Guardiola did not want to get drawn into a war of words with his old adversary about the Fellaini-Aguero incident. "Today was just a case of having played so many games against fast strikers and knowing what to do". "If they finish third and we finish fourth they are above us, but it means a lot". Guardiola had no complaints about the tactics of United . "In the crucial period of the game I had no players to change in midfield , I had no midfielders on the ... Read More »

3 key observations from Game 1: Pittsburgh capitalizes

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In the well-rested lead-up to Game 1 Thursday at Verizon Center, the Washington captain was decidedly more game-face. ARLINGTON, Va . - The National Hockey League announced today the 2017 Stanley Cup Conference semifinals schedule and broadcast information for the series between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, which begins Thursday, April 27. Read More »

Wenger comments on north London 'power shift'

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A win would guarantee Spurs finishing above their North London rivals for the first time in 22 years - but Pochettino said: "I know what this game means for the fans but my aim is not to finish above Arsenal - it is to finish above 19 teams and to be on top". Read More »

Ohio State alum Tyvis Powell reacts to his Browns drafting Jabrill Peppers

Is he a difference maker after picking off one pass in his college career? "I've constantly heard that "jack of all trades, master of none" thing", Peppers said at Michigan's pro day in Ann Arbor in March. "Dynamic with the ball in hands, Peppers averaged 6.2 yards per rush, 14.8 yards per punt return and 26 yards when fielding kickoffs, scoring four touchdowns on the season". Read More »

Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky star in 2017 NFL Draft

The Browns received the 29th pick and selected tight end David Njoku from Miami. It also presumably takes the Bears out of the quarterback draft market - at least the top of it - for the foreseeable future. The bounty gave Cleveland, long known for draft misadventures, a chance to challenge its tortured history and turn around its 1-15 abomination in 2015. Read More »

Chiefs move up to take QB Mahomes 10th overall in draft

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Here are my top five picks for the East Texas native to land at. A buzz in the Mahomes house: He could be taken No. 13 by the Arizona Cardinals . People who say that aren't really watching my tape. Mizzell finished his UVA career last fall as the only player in ACC history with more than 1,500 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards. Read More »

Fellaini sent off as United, City draw blank

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The 174th meeting between City and United burst into life six minutes from time when Fellaini saw red following a heated altercation with Aguero, just seconds after being booked. Mourinho, however, felt his side performed creditably. "We think he is in fabulous hands and [he needs to] recover from the injury and prepare himself mentally for the next step". Read More »

Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

Nick Bonino would have preferred they never happened, of course, but now that the series is over, he wears them like a badge of honor. While Pittsburgh has won four Stanley Cups (and beaten the Capitals along the way to all four of those championships), Washington is still searching for its first title. Read More »

Hull's Silva seeks rare away victory at Southampton

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I think Hull will win this game since they simply have a lot more to play for and that will play in an advantage. "Perhaps it will be more hard". "We analysed the last game like normal, and I think it's clear to me and I hope it's clear for our players what we need to do differently". Read More »

No sympathy for David Moyes from Eddie Howe

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Will Sunderland be mathematically relegated? David Moyes has told the Daily Star that he does not regret becoming Sunderland's manager. Travelling supporters sang " We want Moyesy out " at the Riverside Stadium as Marten de Roon's early goal left the Black Cats 12 points adrift of Premier League safety and staring relegation full in the face with only five games remaining. Read More »

Grizzlies coach Fizdale fined $30000 for refs rant

But Leonard seized control of the game at both ends, finishing with 32 points as the Spurs overcame their early 13-point deficit to beat the Grizzlies 111-82. With the Grizzlies down 2-0 in the playoff series , they'll meet the Spurs for Game 3 on Thursday. "I'm just going to keep my head down, keep focused, try to play through it the best I can and keep my teammates from letting it affect them mentally". Read More »

'Best ever' Lionel Messi turns tables on Real Madrid

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Messi's late victor allowed Barcelona to tie Madrid on 75 points at the top of the Spanish league standings with five rounds to go. But Messi's second goal in the final minute of added time earned Barca a vital win in the title race that leaves both sides with 75 points, although Real have a game in hand. Read More »

Lyon : Nicolas Durand raccroche les crampons

Le joueur de Lyon a disputé 316 matches, en passant par Valence d'Agen, Toulouse, Béziers, Perpignan, le Racing Métro, et Toulon. Cette saison, il n'a joué que treize rencontres dont neuf de Top 14 et quatre titularisations. Nicolas Durand a également été champion d'Europe avec le RC Toulon en 2013 et a de nouveau vécu une finale de Top 14 la même année (perdue face à Castres). Read More »

Hollande warns France against voting for Marine Le Pen

She has made a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory that's the latest hot-button symbol of French job losses to plants overseas. One demographic that Le Pen is winning over is the working class. Kantor pointed out that Le Pen, who has temporarily stepped down as National Front leader, recently "made comments against the historic record of the Holocaust, which makes her no less unsafe than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide". Read More »

Ferrari, Mercedes about equal says Wolff

Mercedes has revealed that Valtteri Bottas' struggle for pace in the opening stint of the Bahrain Grand Prix was caused by a "perfect storm" of problems on the grid. He was followed by Lewis Hamilton in second and pole-sitter Valterri Bottas in third. "Congratulations to Seb", said Hamilton. "Our vehicle is obviously good; it is just how we use our tyres in the race - particularly when it is a bit warmer - that is a big question mark for us". Read More »

Warriors Sweep Trail Blazers in Blowout Victory

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Expectations were higher for the Trail Blazers this season after they surprisingly advanced to the second round of the playoffs previous year. He told ESPN that the Trail Blazers are a few pieces from contending. Kerr said the symptoms "took a turn for the worse" last week, and he didn't rule out the possibility of his ailment forcing him to miss the entire playoffs. Read More »

Wenger focus on top four not his future

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Over the whole game, we were supportive and combative. I am very proud for the players. "Sometimes you have periods of games where you prepare and do the right things but the game starts and it goes completely wrong. "I think what I did was just to give a bit more security to a team who conceded three goals in the last three away games". They lie seventh in the table, albeit with games in hand on the sides above them, and their situation means Cech does not believe they can afford to ... Read More »

Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7

Thames spent three seasons playing baseball in Korea before signing a three-year, $16 million deal with Milwaukee in the offseason. He said he felt humbled to be back in the majors. GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1: Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in almost four years, and San Francisco snapped a four-game losing streak with a win against Los Angeles. Read More »