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Who will win the Champions Cup? Who will win the Champions Cup?
- May 13, 2017

The simple fact Saracens have five British & Irish Lions in their pack, all of them in contention to start a test in New Zealand, tells nearly the whole story. Sarries were still able to field a relatively strong side, but made too many errors as Wasps always held the upper hand - with Thomas Young scoring a hat-trick to help them claim a bonus-point win which ensured they finished the season in top spot for the first time and leave Saracens facing a trip to Exeter in the semi-finals on May ... (more...)
FIFA gives N American WC rivals 3 months to bid FIFA gives N American WC rivals 3 months to bid
- May 13, 2017

Six years is still plenty of time to plan out and be a great World Cup host, but if you could give them another two years prep time, it doesn't make things worse. But UEFA and the AFC would be invited to submit an attempt if any of the candidates for 2026 are turned down at next year's Congress. The FIFA Council proposed to the 67 FIFA Congress a list of members of both chambers of the independent Ethics Committee, of the Disciplinary Committee, of the Appeal Committee, of the Audit and ... (more...)
Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss
- May 13, 2017

Thanks to NBA.com's awesome advanced statistics page, we can get a better idea of just how different Harden played last night. D'Antoni, who helped Houston to a 14-game improvement in his first season, believes the Rockets might have been worn down by dealing with a team that lacks a clear weakness to exploit. (more...)
Kroos credits Madrid boss Zidane for bringing down Atletico
- May 13, 2017

Relive the top moments from Tuesday's Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid . Ronaldo was rested in several games recently, with coach Zinedine Zidane making sure he stayed fresh down the stretch. "I'm very happy. It was a match filled with emotion, the team was phenomenal and scoring three goals made it a special night", he said. Karim Benzema nearly scrambled the ball home after just six minutes, before Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real ahead after 9 minutes. (more...)
Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open
- May 13, 2017

Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios of Australia, who defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-3, 6-3. Fourth seed Nadal beat the Belgian ninth seed 7-6 (7-3) 6-2. I did some good stuff in the match, found a way to turn it around and make it a tough match for him. "It's frustrating to have to drop out of a big tournament", said Nishikori, who has won only two of 13 matches against Djokovic and lost in their last 10 meetings. (more...)
Holger Badstuber to leave Bayern Munich after 15 years Holger Badstuber to leave Bayern Munich after 15 years
- May 13, 2017

As head coach, Ancelotti needs a moral-boosting victory to steady the ship with rumours of unrest behind the scenes amidst disappointment after last month's Champions League quarter-final exit. Earlier this week, Schalke said they would not be signing Badstuber permanently after ten league appearances for the Royal Blues since January. According to Kicker (h/t Calciomercato.com ) Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng is considering his future at the club. (more...)
Ducks hammer Oilers in Game 3, get first win in series
- May 13, 2017

Letestu scored his second power-play goal with 13:37 to play before Larsson put the Oilers up 3-1. The Edmonton Oilers might be returning home with a 2-0 series lead over the Anaheim Ducks, but they understand nothing is settled yet. The Ducks had the past week off after sweeping the Flames, but both teams came out with a mid-series physical approach in the scoreless first period. (more...)
Joshua wins world boxing title defense against ex-champ Klitschko Joshua wins world boxing title defense against ex-champ Klitschko
- May 13, 2017

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn emphasized the global importance of the Watford native fighting for three belts against the Ukrainian legend and in front of 90,000 spectators at the famed England stadium. It was a good fight. Anthony was better today. " A fight with me and you, that's what the fans are beating up right now ". "Anthony Joshua challenge accepted", said Fury. (more...)
Hull City fans fear the worst after awful loss to Sunderland Hull City fans fear the worst after awful loss to Sunderland
- May 13, 2017

However, football rarely follows such linear narratives, and especially not in the relegation battle and, instead, previously moribund, hopeless Sunderland held their hosts at bay and the snatched two goals that may well doom Hull to join them in the Championship. (more...)
LeBron James Makes NBA History in Game 4 Victory Sunday
- May 13, 2017

John Wall tallied 27 points and 12 assists as the Wizards defeated the Celtics 121-102 yesterday to level their series at 2-2. The Cavaliers can complete a sweep of the series in Game 4 on Sunday in Toronto . "A lot of the offense was on LeBron's shoulders", said Irving, who was willing to share the load. James scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. Forwards Serge Ibaka and P.J. (more...)
Ronaldo tells Real Madrid fans: Just stop whistling at me Ronaldo tells Real Madrid fans: Just stop whistling at me
- May 13, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his second goal against Atletico. "We kept a clean sheet and as well as Cristiano's goals, which will grab the front pages, you have to highlight the mentality of the group, our efforts , our willingness to press Atletico high in their own half". (more...)
Spurs roll over Rockets to advance with game 6 win
- May 13, 2017

But what truly made this a nightmare scenario were Harden's comments - that are now cringe-worthy after the Rockets got embarrassed by 39 points to a short-handed Spurs team - back in March. The Rockets largely used only eight players in these playoffs. Jonathon Simmons filled in nicely for Leonard, scoring 18 points and hounding the Rockets on defence. (more...)
England handed huge World Cup challenge
- May 13, 2017

At the 2015 World Cup, England were grouped with Australia and Wales and failed to reach the knockout phase. Head coach Gregor Townsend has expressed "excitement" after Scotland were drawn with Ireland and hosts Japan in Pool A for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. (more...)
Champions Trophy 2017: All tickets for Pakistan vs India match sold out Champions Trophy 2017: All tickets for Pakistan vs India match sold out
- May 13, 2017

Only eight other players in the history of the trophy have participated six times: Ricky Ponting (Australia), Rahul Dravid ( India ), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Mark Boucher (South Africa), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka). (more...)
IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad must roar against Gujarat Lions at Kanpur today IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad must roar against Gujarat Lions at Kanpur today
- May 13, 2017

Hello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 53 of the IPL between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kanpur . A win on Saturday will assure them a place in the top four but they can still make it to the play-off even if they lose, provided Rising Pune Supergiant manage to defeat Kings XI Punjab in the final game of the group stage on Sunday. (more...)
Batshuayi's late victor guides Chelsea to Premier League glory
- May 13, 2017

Incredibly, Chelsea won the English Premier League with two games to spare. Conte felt Hazard and Pedro looked lethargic and wanted to inject some more life into his attack in the second half and felt vindicated with Batshuayi's victor. "It was the key moment for us because every single player found in the system their best". They will seek to complete a double in Conte's first season by winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27. (more...)
About Last Night | Not The Game 6 We Were Hoping for About Last Night | Not The Game 6 We Were Hoping for
- May 13, 2017

It's a do or die battle for the Houston Rockets as they travel across the state of Texas to face the San Antonio Spurs in game 6 of the best of seven NBA Western Conference semi-final series. Neither injury seemed to have a major impact on the team, except for the fact that it gave LaMarcus Aldridge a chance to emerge as a dominant scorer for the Spurs . (more...)
Chelsea seal fifth Premier League crown with West Brom victory
- May 13, 2017

I have to say thanks for their commitment, attitude and passion - and their will to do something great this season. We had the opportunity today to win the league and it was a pinch yourself moment in the tunnel before we went out. Also we must know that to play West Brome is not easy. 13 - club-record winning run that took Chelsea from eighth in the standings at the end of September to top spot and looking unassailable. (more...)
Kevin Lee Punches Michael Chiesa As UFC Summer Kickoff Presser Boils Over Kevin Lee Punches Michael Chiesa As UFC Summer Kickoff Presser Boils Over
- May 13, 2017

The mulleted Chiesa immediately left his seat looking for a fight and the two threw hands before getting separated and thrown out of the conference. The Chiesa-Lee rematch will take place on June 25 in Oklahoma City. I'll never say anything bad about noones family. "I'm gonna carry him through this card". Chiesa has yet to comment since the press conference, but certainly the fight has become much more personal in his eyes. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers to play Toronto Raptors in the next round Cleveland Cavaliers to play Toronto Raptors in the next round
- May 13, 2017

The Raptors move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, a series that starts Monday. Their status seemed warranted after losing Game 1 of the opening round at home to the No. Elsewhere, DeMar DeRozan delivered 32 points as the Toronto Raptors rebounded after blowing a 25-point second half lead to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 to reach the second round. (more...)