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Sturridge delighted to play his part

Four minutes later Coutinho made the points safe after finishing off a counter-attack, although West Ham's players were incensed that a foul in the build-up had gone unpunished. The start of the second half was brilliant. After top-four rivals Arsenal and Manchester City won on Saturday, the pressure was on Liverpool and they responded in the flawless manner. Read More »

Manchester United v Celta Vigo

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Mourinho made eight changes to the team that beat Celta Vigo in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. Xhaka remains hopeful Arsene Wenger's side can secure a top-four spot, adding: 'We always have hope - hope dies last. The very least expected after another summer of heavy spending is that United unleash their creative talent, not ask those players to track back and scramble more draws. Read More »

'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

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Jenkins didn't seem question what was written in the note, however. "That was a little odd to me", said Jenkins-Hernandez, according to the Daily Mail . "I think that it's such a long shot of a theory that I don't give it a shred of credibility at this point", he said. 'I remember him saying "Babe I've got to go, they're shutting the doors" and I honestly don't think we said I love you to each other and that was it, ' she said of their last conversation. Read More »

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas 'works too hard' to feel pressure of Game 7

They won four straight to eject the Bulls, and they have matched the Wizards shot for shot. "Now's our chance", Bradley Beal said Monday morning. So we're excited. I'm excited. Maybe they'll have something clever for him instead of just booing every time he touches the ball, but after Wednesday night's outrage at Boston's potty mouths, it will probably be something cordial and respectful. Read More »

Martin Truex Jr. gets overdue Kansas victory

What was different Saturday night in the Sunflower State was that he led the most important lap and that being the final one. Including the 172 laps he led in 2016, Truex had led 518 laps in 18 Kansas starts without getting a win. The crash appeared to be caused when something on Logano's No. 22 Ford broke, sending him hard into Patrick's No. 10 Ford in Turn 1 shortly after a restart on Lap 69. Read More »

IPL: Pune restrict Punjab to 73

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If we had made at least 120-130, we would have been in the game. "It is going to be a big loss", Smith told reporters on Sunday . Stokes has been a big name. The plan is to keep things simple. Summing up their performance in the tournament, Sehwag pointed out that the batsmen's lack of application made a huge difference in the end. Read More »

Leonard likely out for Game 2; Pop rips Zaza

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Leonard scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting in almost 24 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. It's definitely a nice way to win Game 1 . "If he would have played and they ended up winning, I'd go get dinner, have a glass of wine and wake up the next day and go to practice and move on", Popovich said "But this is crap". Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger does not blame Jose Mourinho for Manchester United exit

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That said, Mourinho and Gary Neville yesterday on Sky Sports both think that success in the two trophies - the EFL Cup and Europa League - that United are still in the running for would make Mourinho's first season a success. I can rotate; I can go for every match . Although the team lost 1:2 to Tottenham in the Premier League yesterday, the Portuguese is pleased none of his players sustained injuries and nothing will hinder the big final, due in 2 weeks. Read More »

Gregg Popovich confirms Kawhi Leonard to play Game 1 vs. the Warriors

Brown spent part of last season working unofficially alongside Popovich and is now coaching Golden State in place of the ailing Kerr, who attended practice Saturday for the first time in more than three weeks as he recovers from his latest procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak that left him dealing with debilitating symptoms. Read More »

Twitter HILARIOUSLY ROASTS James Harden After Godawful Performance in Game 6 (TWEETS)

Curry said at this point, the Warriors won't be doing any double-takes regarding former longtime teammate David Lee coming off the bench for the Spurs . "I'm looking for us to go all the way and Lebron, here we come". "It falls on my shoulders". By halftime Harden had as many points as turnovers (five each), and just two field-goal attempts at the intermission. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic made to work before progressing in Madrid

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Nadal was also taken to three sets before seeing off Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4. In another quarterfinal, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay rallied to beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6 6-0 6-4. "Whew that was close", Djokovic joked after the end of the match . Nadal hasn't beaten Djokovic since the 2014 French Open final but leads 14-7 on clay. Read More »

Holmes, Stanley lead Players after 54 holes, Garcia four back

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Mas-ters champ". It's been a steady improvement for Garcia, who started sluggishly with a 4-over 40 on the front side in Thursday's opening round. Louis Oosthuizen saved par on the 18th for a 73 and was one shot behind. He will play with Day on Sunday, also eight behind. Garcia was great on Saturday. In his first start since last month's breakthrough win at Augusta National after 73 prior major failures, Garcia shined with six birdies, three bogeys and a 17-foot chip-in eagle at the ... Read More »

Fernando Alonso still has 'minus zero' regrets about missing Monaco

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According to Reuters , Alonso said he's happy with the McLaren team, but "we are not winning". "My intention or first priority is to race here", Alonso ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix . "I hope that the fact that we have been hit by pips since Friday will allow us to have a good race weekend", he said. One of the main reasons Hill's feat hasn't been repeated also partly is why Alonso's first oval race will be worth watching. Read More »

Newcastle United start talks with Chelsea winger

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Benitez's side will pay Chelsea a reported £6.2million after the pacey forward enjoyed a successful spell in the Championship, making 35 appearances in total - scoring five. "I have not heard from Newcastle", he said. "They have given me an opportunity - it's a big club". Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Read More »

Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know

We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Infected computers appear to largely be out-of-date devices that organizations deemed not worth the price of upgrading or, in some cases, machines involved in manufacturing or hospital functions that proved too hard to patch without possibly disrupting crucial operations, security experts said. Read More »

Novak Djokovic searches for lost 'mojo' ahead of Rome Masters

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Rafael Nadal, after winning three consecutive clay-court tournaments at Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid , is primed to win at Rome and power through to a potential 10th French Open championship. In his most recent grand slam - the 2017 Australian Open - he was defeated by Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the second round. He also showed courage in the final game of the match, forcing four break points on Nadal's serve as both players gave everything, until Nadal finally claimed the title at ... Read More »

'Complex and myriad' causes for Hernandez death

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The former athlete's attorney, Jose Baez, told TMZ his legal team is in talks with Hernandez's former agents to see how the abatement will affect his contract. This note indicates that money may have been a motivating factor for the star to end his life. Hernandez was never paid $5.91 million of guaranteed money from his contract with the Patriots, but the Boston Globe has reported that the contract is nearly surely permanently buried because Hernandez and the Patriots reached a settlement ... Read More »

Alonso out before crash halts Russian Grand Prix

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Asked about what Hamilton had said to him as they met each other in parc ferme, Bottas said: "He congratulated me". Hamilton finished a yawning 36 seconds behind Bottas and 25 seconds adrift off third-placed Kimi Raikkonen. The start of the race was delayed for another warm-up lap after McLaren's Fernando Alonso reported on the team radio problems with his vehicle, which he left idling in the last turn of the circuit before the starting grid. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard expected to play Sunday against Warriors

Popovich, however, was hesitant to say that he expects that momentum to continue against the Warriors . "I wouldn't call it smooth sailing at all". "Demanded the ball, got in good position. "I've worked too hard to be scared of any type of pressure". But his performance Thursday night, in what would be his team's final National Basketball Association playoff game of the season, was anything but valuable. Read More »

Will exodus from Manchester City begin with Pablo Zabaleta?

It was announced on Saturday that Zabaleta , who has enjoyed much success during his time at the club, will leave City when his contract expires at the end of June. "I would like to say thank you to them for the love and support they have shown me during my nine years at the club". "You need a guy like Kun [Sergio Aguero] to score the goals but sometimes it's a last-ditch challenge that saves the game, things that often get forgotten quite easily by others but team-mates remember". Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

Jeter's records with the team include but aren't limited to five World Series championships, an 11-year run as team captain, 14 All-Star games, 3,465 hits and numerous awards. But I was going to try and not wear 2 tonight to have that number not work. "Thank you for the pleasure of playing alongside you for so many years". Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins 10th Barcelona Open title

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Nadal won five straight titles in Barcelona from 2005-09, then three consecutive from 2011-13, and now two in a row in 2016 and this year. Murray's return in Monte Carlo was a bit too early for the Brit as he was not fully fit, nonetheless, Thiem recorded his first victory over in Murray and his third victory over a Brit in this tournament in three sets, advancing to his ninth final on clay courts. Read More »

Seahawks looking at Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III as backup options

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Boykin was arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and public intoxication in March. Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem became the NFL's biggest storyline past year. "It's hard to see because he's played at such a high level, and you see guys, quarterbacks, who have never played at a high level being signed by teams". Read More »