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England Handed Tough Draw for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Hansen is braced for a tough Pool B , but knows his defending champions will have to beat the best teams on the planet if they are to win the tournament for a third time in succession. Eddie Jones believes England's latest World Cup "group of death" will improve their chances of winning the 2019 tournament. "The pools consist of five teams each and history shows that you need to win at least three of your four pool matches to be sure of a place in the playoffs". Read More »

Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0


For retribution, the lawsuit states guilty players should pay for their "actual and exemplary damages", a temporary restraining order to be placed on guilty parties to keep them from carrying out such risky actions in the future, and any other "relief" injured parties may need. Read More »

Rangers may not have known Ottawa pulled goalie before game-tying goal


The New York Rangers look to win their third straight game and take a solid 3-2 series lead back to the Big Apple. Of paramount concern for Ottawa is that it did not handle the Rangers' strong surge in the first period, negating any possible carryover of momentum from Saturday's wild 6-5 double-overtime victory in which the Senators erased three two-goal deficits, including one in the final minutes of regulation. Read More »

Sanchez at the double as Arsenal down Sunderland

Going into the last round of fixtures, the three teams - occupying third to fifth place - are separated by just three points with similar Goal Difference (GD) and Goals Scored (GS). Arsenal have been off the pace in the Premier League all season and playing catch-up ever since that dramatic 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at home on the opening weekend. Read More »

Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 auto will go to his museum

The team are doing their best to persuade Alonso to re-sign and have put together a programme for him to compete in the Indianapolis 500 later this month. "But I will be in F1". He said he was enjoying this year's racing in the new "fatter and faster" cars. "I preferred to do some sport, so that if the auto was ready I would be, too", Alonso said. Read More »

NHL Conference Finals Game 2: Penguins vs Senators


Kessel's goal came at 13:05 of the third period to break up a goaltending duel between Anderson and Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury. "We've done a better job of transitioning", said Boucher. The first two goals came off bad bounces. For Senators fans, the night was pretty much purr-fect. "Nah, just playing. We had a lot of chances, right?" He wasn't tested a whole lot, though he did make a couple of good glove saves off Kessel and Carter Rowney in the second. Read More »

Three into two won't go in Champions League race

Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive after scoring twice in the final 18 minutes. "If at the end of the season either the league champions or the clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions can not be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, venue and timing of ... Read More »

John Terry mulls retirement after Sunderland match

Nearest challengers, Spurs, who played their last ever game at White Hart Lane, by beating Manchester United 2-0, lost to West Ham last week, and knew it was in Chelsea's hands. Terry says the experience has been an eye-opening one and will serve him well as the 36-year-old looks to become a manager. Conte wore a crown for a lap of honour which followed fireworks and streamers. Read More »

1 year on, Verstappen sees fickle side of F1 at Spanish GP


Indeed, Red Bull's podium only occurred because Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari failed to finish. The performance differential between the different types of tyres proved crucial and Hamilton's team took the best route to exploit it. Read More »

Neal delivers in OT as Predators edge Ducks

Game 2 of the series will be played in Anaheim on Sunday night. May. Nashville took advantage of the tired Ducks early with goals by Austin Watson and Filip Forsberg , who tipped Matt Irwin's shot through traffic midway through the first period. Read More »

Real Madrid equal Bayern scoring record in Atlético Madrid clash

The calming aura that the Frenchman brings to Real Madrid has resulted in tremendous squad harmony, despite some incredibly talented players being stuck on the bench for most of the season. Fourth-placed Sevilla look like Real's most hard opponents in the three remaining games, though Jorge Sampaoli's team are far from the swashbuckling side that ended Real's 40-game unbeaten run in January. Read More »

Huddersfield Town in playoff final after shootout win vs. Sheffield Wednesday


Huddersfield will face Reading in the Wembley final to decide which club joins Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League. " We are very frustrated but we are very proud to once again have put Sheffield Wednesday in the first positions ", he said . "I joked in the pre-match press conference that Germans are able to take penalty shoot-outs but to be fair we had a Welsh goalkeeper - this is the first step for the British". Read More »

After League Title, Chelsea Legend Terry Undecided About Future


Sunday will be his last game at Chelsea and many fans, you would imagine, would love to see him hoist it once last time to say goodbye. I'll sit down and consider it with my family, whether that here or overseas or wherever that may be. "We haven't come this far to lose now, and what the manager stressed before the Watford game and again at half-time is let's be the first team to win 30 Premier League games". Read More »

Penguins draw even in series against Senators


Phil Kessel provided the lone goal when he followed his own blocked shot in the third period and buried a wrist shot past Craig Anderson. It happened so quickly Anderson didn't have enough time to reset, his left pad flailing as Pittsburgh's game-long domination finally resulted in something tangible: a lead and a tie series. Read More »

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw blanks Giants over seven innings


For Kershaw, this was his 20th-career win against the Giants, and he is now 7-2 this year. Montero (0-3) relieved to start the 11th, and Herrmann worked the count full, fouled off a pitch and connected on a belt-high fastball for his first game-ending home run in the major leagues. Read More »

MS Dhoni was magnificent, says Smith after RPS reach IPL 2017 final

At one stage, Mumbai's Rohit Sharma almost ended up in Smith's lap while trying to catch one of Dhoni's sixes as it sailed over the boundary rope. Mumbai brought back Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Parthiv Patel, all of whom were rested for their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders, for Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar, Tim Southee and Mitchell Johnson. Read More »

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Tips


On how it's been at the Bernabeu, Morata said: "Did I expect to play more? ". "He knows and he understands well that until now he has always played 50, 60, or 70 games a season. Alvaro Morata admits he is frustrated by his role at Real Madrid amid speculation he could be on his way to the Premier League. One Champions League title, a FIFA Club World Cup title and back-to-back losses to Chile in the Copa America final. Read More »

Senators Beat Penguins, Take 2-1 Lead

After Senators defenseman Marc Methot took a shot, the puck bounced off both MAF and Cole, before sliding into the net. "I'm sure it will be a watercooler conversation for a lot of fans around the National Hockey League for sure", NBC's Pierre McGuire said during the third period Wednesday. Read More »

English FA approves retrospective bans for diving

Its disciplinary Rule 201 states that: "No player shall cause a match official to make an incorrect decision and/or support an error of judgement on the part of a match official by an act of simulation which results in that player's team being awarded a penalty kick and/or an opponent being dismissed and/or any other substantial advantage being gained". Read More »

Manchester United Enter Race For Radja Nainggolan


Nainggolan has enjoyed his best ever season in front of goal, netting 15 times in 46 games, with his last coming in the form of a thunderous strike against Juventus. 'They were really interested and wanted me over there. How he would fare in the Premier League, however, is another question; Mourinho will undoubtedly demand goals from any midfield reinforcements he makes over the summer. Read More »

Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver says Honda are risking reputation


Problems with the McLaren's Honda engine kept him from finishing the first three races, and that only got more embarrassing when his vehicle broke down in the formation lap of the last grand prix in Russian Federation. Alonso said in a press conference that if things did not improve by September, he would be listening to any offer from another team for next season. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho speaks out on rumours linking him to Barcelona


Just as Ayew missed the open goal on an absolutely glorious chance with nothing, West Ham lost to Astru Giurgiu to crash out of Europe before the Europa League even started. A five-match unbeaten run came unceremoniously to an end and a "lap of appreciation" by the players after the match was conducted in front of virtually empty stands. Read More »

Sanchez: Anti-Wenger protests 'very bad'


But Sanchez said the protests were "very bad" and heaped praise on his boss. The Chilean, who has little more than a year left on his deal, confirmed his future will be decided in the summer and that Arsenal's transfer activity may have little bearing on his decision as it is "normal" for clubs to strengthen in the summer. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Scores 1st Cup Win at Talladega


Busch led the last 36 laps of the race, but still finished third. He had been winless in his previous 157 career starts. McMurray finished second in a Chevrolet and was followed by Busch in a Toyota, then Aric Almirola , another Ford driver and victor of the Xfinity Series race Saturday. Read More »