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Derek Jeter's No. 2 retired by Yankees in pregame ceremony


The previous high for a non-game on YES viewers was 651,000 for the dedication of George Steinbrenner's plaque in Monument Park on September 20, 2010. "When I came here, Jim Leyritz had it". At the end of his speech, in front of his soon-to-be-larger-by-one family, Jeter talked about how lucky he was to be part of the Yankees family. Read More »

Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Schedule Released

This Boston team has some experience in Game 7 environments, but not a ton. The Eastern Conference Finals begin Wednesday night when the Celtics host the Cavaliers in Game One. Wall and Thomas also have had their supporting casts come through. Their high-scorer was guard Bradley Beal . If Thomas plays well and controls the flow of the game, Washington doesn't have a chance. Read More »

Zidane insists Real Madrid CF aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted


Whatever happens in Vigo, the title will be decided in the final round of games next weekend after Barcelona brushed aside Las Palmas 4-1 in the Canary Islands . It was the ideal goal for the occasion, and epitomised the inhuman goal-scoring instinct of Ronaldo. Madrid opened the scoring in controversial fashion in the 10th minute, with Nacho Fernandez netting from a quick free kick while Sevilla were still organising themselves after Marco Asensio had been fouled on the edge of ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: India will play in competition


The ICC had received a thumping mandate from its members to amend revenue rules so that less money and power is held by cricket's "Big Three": England, India and Australia. One of the major talking points prior to the announcement was whether Ajinkya Rahane would retain his place in the set-up. "But this is the best side". Read More »

Batshuayi: Delivering Chelsea the title the stuff of dreams

Terry has been on the bench 11 times since last starting - in the FA Cup win at Wolves - appearing twice in the final minutes. Chelsea secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win away at West Brom, thanks to Michy Batshuayi. "For this reason we try to keep the best players". "It will be a hard game against a fantastic team, so we need to be at a high level". The Italian, victor of three Serie A titles as Juventus manager, has transformed Chelsea from flops to champions in one ... Read More »

Chelsea vs Watford: Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics and Key Stats


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte (on whether Terry should retire): "No". "I was sitting there wishing that the boys kept winning and performing well because for me I have had my time". As reported by the Telegraph , Courtois said: "After a year ago when we had a moment when we were 15th, 16th in the league, people laugh and players get criticised". Read More »

Last time they met in the playoffs: Warriors vs. Spurs

October 25 in Oakland: The Spurs spoiled opening night for the Warriors, as well as Kevin Durant's debut with his new team, rolling to a 129-100 rout at Oracle Arena. Nonetheless, fellow swingman Jonathan Simmons started in place of his injured teammate and notably poured in 18 points for head coach Gregg Popovich. Read More »

Djokovic could have new coach before French Open


Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas recovered from losing the second set 6-0 to beat Benoit Paire and will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev , a 6-4 6-4 victor over Tomas Berdych . Kyrgios did what his compatriot Bernard Tomic on Tuesday could not - down American Ryan Harrison. The Serb was made to sweat for his place in the quarterfinals, breaking at a crucial juncture in each set to set-up a mouthwatering clash with Kei Nishikori on Friday. Read More »

Sergio Romero happy to fight for his place at Manchester United

United booked their ticket to the Europa League final in Stockholm after a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford last week secured a 2-1 aggregate triumph. Harry Kane has scored against 23 of the 25 clubs he's faced with Tottenham in the Premier League - though he's yet to score in six appearances against Manchester United . Read More »

Alonso targets McLaren's first points of season after stunning qualifying lap


He said he still did not know what had happened in Sochi when his engine failed on the formation lap. That session went slightly better, with the auto actually working that time. "Around September, October I need to consider what I will do next year, if it is time to find challenges outside Formula One or if in Formula One I have the opportunity to win the championship", Alonso said Thursday, a day before practice starts at the Spanish Grand Prix . Read More »

Manner of Manchester City defeat is unacceptable - Sam Allardyce slams capitulation

Guardiola is grateful for the "second chance" he has been given by City's demanding Abu Dhabi owners but accepts he is likely to be fired if it goes wrong again next season. But they will end the campaign without a trophy as they scrap to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed "some teams are on holiday" and expressed hope all opponents for all teams fight hard. Read More »

North Korea behind 'WannaCry' global cyber attack : Security firms

Software company Symantec , maker of popular security software, published a blog post also pointing to the possible connections, writing, "While these findings do not indicate a definite link between Lazarus and WannaCry , we believe that there are sufficient connections to warrant further investigation". Read More »

Penguins want more shots at winning against Senators

They stopped a combined 18 shots in the first period and performed their best brick-wall impersonations. Suddenly, the momentum has moved in the direction of the Penguins. Malkin set up Kessel for the game-winner - his sixth of the playoffs - with 6:55 left in regulation, which turned out to be all the Pens needed to get the win. Read More »

Peyton Manning to host EPSY Awards


Peyton Manning is one of the greatest NFL players of all-time, and he now will be able to add "Award Show Host" to his resume' outside of the game of football. ET (7 p.m. central) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Manning will become just the fourth athlete to host the ESPYS in its 25-year history. Read More »

IPL: Mumbai Indians meet Rising Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1

After the high of scoring a 200-plus total against the Mumbai Indians in their last game, they looked terribly out of plans against Rising Pune. Teams chasing have won 4 of the 7 matches played at the venue this season . But Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary hit half centuries and kept the run flow balanced. However, this season , the wicket has become bit sluggish and batsmen has struggled. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard expected to get MRI after Game 1 loss


The Spurs were leading 78-55 when Leonard left the game with 7:54 remaining in the third quarter. "The two-step, lead-with-your-foot closeout is not appropriate", Popovich said . "He didn't have intent.' Who gives a damn about what his intent was", Popovich said. "You still go to jail for manslaughter". You'd think a guy that's played as long as Zaza has would somehow not be this unaware of how close he was when he stepped under Leonard. Read More »

Hamilton takes the victory at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix


Hamilton got passed on the straight and then Vettel, to maintain his lead, pushed hard, really hard in the two following corners. Hamilton and Vettel actually came within centimetres of crashing into each other during the race, and the German even resorted to ushering Hamilton off the track as he had the righter way heading into the first turn of the circuit. Read More »

Coutinho stars as Liverpool run riot

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "I am very disappointed the way we played". West Ham did have their chances to open the scoring, with Sam Byram firing across goal and wide and Edimilson Fernandes shooting too close to Simon Mignolet. Read More »

Durant propels Warriors to 3-0


Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) lays up the ball as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) defends in the first half during Game 3 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Salt Lak. "It's the other things I try to do". The Warriors shot 3-for-10 from the field to start the game. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. Read More »

Singapore to purchase 2 new Type-218SG submarines


Singapore will acquire two new German-made submarines to modernise its navy and keep pace with the growth of naval forces in Asia, the countrys defence minister said today. The two existing Challenger-class submarines are expected to be retired in the next few years, with the four Type 218SG submarines expected to replace them. Read More »

Inter's 'ultra' fans walk out as winless streak reaches 8


In the meantime, a season of hurt reached fever pitch for club's "ultras", who staged a mass-walkout during Inter's clash against Sassuolo at the San Siro on Sunday. Consigli did brilliantly to deny the Argentine again before the half hour, lunging across to ensure Icardi could only head against the upright after latching onto a loose ball at the back post. Read More »

England handed another 'Pool of Death' for Japan

Elsewhere, Scotland and Ireland drawn in the same group with hosts Japan in Pool A . Instead, they'll probably draw Pool A victor Ireland in the last eight, which any fan will tell you is an easier proposition than having to play New Zealand . Read More »

Donald Trump: I have absolute right to share information with Russian Federation


There were six USA officials in the meeting: Trump, McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, and two others. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources. "It's got to happen", he added. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wouldn't comment on the reports , or say whether the they would affect Australia's intelligence-sharing agreement with the U.S. Read More »