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Ritchie to retire as RFU chief executive

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The 63-year-old is stepping down as head of the governing body this summer after five years in the position. Outgoing Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has claimed that English rugby is now in a "very strong place". 'As for the Rugby World Cup draw, bring it on, we aspire to be the best in the world, we aspire to be World Cup winners, so you have to play the best'. Read More »

Capitals win, force Game 7 against Penguins

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On Jan. 12 at Canadian Tire Centre, Mike Condon made 29 saves and Bobby Ryan, Tom Pyatt, Hoffman and Stone scored against Murray in a 4-1 win over the Penguins, whose only response came from Conor Sheary. The Capitals won 5-2 to force a Game 7. Overall this postseason, the Pens are 5th in the National Hockey League in faceoff win percentage at 52.8 percent. Read More »

Harden, LeBron top All-NBA team

The process of building the All-NBA Teams are based on votes from 100 selected sportswriters and broadcasters in which they cast their vote for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams . It's exciting to see The Beard get the credit he deserves. Cousins, who was tabbed to the All-NBA Second Team in 2015 and 2016, was just behind Towns with 42 votes. Read More »

Michael Carrick desperate to end season on a Europa League high

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To have that record of winning so many matches [against him] and not losing is something that is not normal. "I'm not really a fan of talking about myself too much, maybe others should judge (how my first season has gone)". Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised the efforts of Marcus Rashford, whose second-half goal has given United the advantage heading into next week's Europa League semi-final second leg. Read More »

Tom Brady 'does have concussions,' wife Gisele Bundchen says

So, from a big-picture standpoint, it is possible several teams around the National Football League can have players that sustained concussions that aren't reported if the player doesn't report it to the medical staff himself. Naturally, the Internet had a blast making light of this development. "That could not be healthy for you", Bundchen added. Brady threw for 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns with two interceptions in the regular season. Read More »

It's not luck: Celtics earn top pick in National Basketball Association draft

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The Sacramento Kings rounded out the top five. The father of potential National Basketball Association lottery pick Lonzo Ball says his son is only going to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers. The temptation to trade for a player like George immediately is nearly overwhelming, but the flexibility the Lakers can attain by just holding out for one year while they develop from within is too juicy to pass up. Read More »

Move can take Spurs to last level - Pochettino

Craig Burley credits Spurs for their performance in their White Hart Lane finale, but says Man United look to have given up. I will enjoy my time here now, who knows what will happen in the future. he said: "We believe that when the new stadium opens it's doors it will help the cub to achieve the last level". "I am a very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky". Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Celtics 2017 live stream

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, the two top seeds in the Eastern Conference, will meet in the conference finals beginning Wednesday. So, of course this current iteration of the Cavaliers won eight straight in their evisceration of the Eastern Conference playoff dregs. Read More »

Celtics win top pick in NBA draft lottery

Players like Markelle Fultz , Jayson Tatum , and Josh Jackson are the top three players in the draft in my opinion. Either way, LaVar Ball probably will wind up being right. The Celtics are playing in tomorrow's Eastern Conference Finals, while the Lakers finished the regular season with a 26-56 overall record. That's how teams look at it, which is probably why we ended up not getting a deal done. Read More »

Warriors Trounce Spurs 136-100 Without Leonard for 2-0 Series Lead

And it was only tied for 57 seconds. With Kawhi Leonard out of action and the Warriors smelling blood in the water, they wasted no time becoming the shark on Tuesday night. It also leaves them as the (at least geographically) most local team to follow as well, which is good since they are healthy and deep, and also plenty rested thanks to an nearly week long gap between games for them. Read More »

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho talks about Barcelona interest

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If the last home game of West Ham United's season was to provide any metaphors for the season that Hammer fans have had to endure, it would have to be something bad happening for no apparent reason. "People were obviously talking about the pressure with results on Saturday", Adam Lallana said after the match when he reflected back on an afternoon that started out with much uncertainty and pressure before ending up with Liverpool and their travelling supporters in a rather triumphant and ... Read More »

Warriors the fifth team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

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Davey/Pool via AP). When Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are leading this kind of defensive attack (the Spurs shot only 37 percent on Tuesday), when Stephen Curry is essentially unguardable, when Kevin Durant is cruising and when the Warriors can adjust to Andre Iguodala's injury absence just by plugging in little-played rookie Patrick McCaw ... Read More »

Senators draw first blood on Penguins, 2-1 in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bobby Ryan beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. "I think this is something that's crept into our game over the last few weeks, and I think we've got to simplify our game a little bit and just look for opportunities to put more pucks at the net, and then we've got to get guys that are going to go to the net and try to ... Read More »

Blue Jays outfielder Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

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Rio Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start at third base against the Blue Jays on Thursday night. With his team trailing 8-3, Pillar struck out swinging to end a 1-2-3 seventh. "I hope people see this as just an error in judgment". In 2012, former Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar received a three-game suspension from the team after he played a game with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black stickers. Read More »

Macron Wins French Election

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Valls said Macron's victory Sunday over far-right leader Marine Le Pen it was a blow to populism across Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France to countries overseas. Macron's optimistically named "En Marche!" But it will be contesting its first ever election. Nobody knows whether he will be successful, but certainly the French economy demands it. Read More »

Allardyce backs Mourinho's Premier League scheduling gripe

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Jose Mourinho, who has made no attempts in hiding his displeasure at their congested end to the season, has already confirmed that Romero - United's goalkeeper throughout their Europa League campaign - will start in the upcoming final against Ajax in Stockholm. Read More »

Allardyce backs Mourinho over 'lack of help'

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Many feel Manchester United's season hinges on Wednesday's final in Sweden and while they are favourites, Jose Mourinho's men are expected to feel the heat against a young Ajax side. After his side played a tiresome goalless draw on Wednesday night against Southampton , Mourinho also asked the coach of Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce to go easy in the match. Read More »

Paul Pierce says Celtics should trade No. 1 overall pick

It is the third straight season Philadelphia is in the top three as part of a rebuilding process started by former GM Sam Hinkie telling fans to "Trust the process". MAVERICKS: Dallas is in pretty unfamiliar territory even being in the lottery, where it has appeared just one other time since 2000. The situation: It wasn't good, which you could say about all of the "90s for this franchise". Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester United 2-1, secure runners-up spot

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The England striker was mobbed by fans at the final whistle before returning to the pitch with his family for the ceremony and tradition end-of-season lap of honour. "After 2-0 we were brought some balance to the team because we put players in the right positions, the team imp a lot, we had 2-1, could have had 2-2". Read More »

Derby winner Always Dreaming gets fourth post for Preakness

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I'm really happy where he is energy level-wise. "Think about this. The sport has arguably two of its better 3-year-olds in a classic race, loading side by side". Sure, he has never run a poor race but he beat a suspect field in the Illinois Derby. "Governor (Larry) Hogan has made it clear that he wants to see the Preakness stay in Baltimore ", Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said Wednesday. Read More »

Malaga v Real Madrid Betting Tips

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Cristiano Ronaldo contributed a brace as Real Madrid pounded Celta Vigo 4-1 in a Spanish top division football match here. Ronaldo man. Delivering the league when it matters. Ronaldo now reportedly works less on his physique and is more focused on recovery. However, the visitors went straight up the other end and Marcelo's low cross was tapped home by Karim Benzema to restore Real's two-goal cushion. Read More »

Manchester United EPL giants predict record revenue for 2017

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Matteo Darmian believes Eric Bailly's absence from the Europa League final will simply add to Manchester United's motivation to bring the trophy home. Romero has played in the last 10 Europa League games for United and therefore Mourinho feels there is no reason for him not to play the final unless something happens him between now and then. Read More »