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Klopp 'very positive' over Firmino return

Victory over Steve Agnew's already relegated side at Anfield will guarantee the Reds a place in the top four, with fifth-placed Arsenal gunning for three points against Everton so they can capitalise on any slip-up. The Brazil global missed last week's win at West Ham with a muscle injury and has not trained with the squad this week but Klopp is optimistic about him being available. Read More »

Beating Arsenal will be boost for next season - Schneiderlin

The Frenchmen is out of contract this summer and there has been unrest among the Arsenal supporters this season. There were swathes of empty seats at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday as fans stayed away in protest at Wenger's failings and the indignity of spending their Thursday nights trekking to unglamorous destinations in the Europa League would be the final straw. Read More »

Conte backs Cahill to succeed Terry as Chelsea captain

Sunderland, 25/1 outsiders with many bookmakers, will end a 10-year stint in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues will be looking to secure a 30th league win of the season. He's a legend for this club and in this season he has been very important to win this title. "We reached an important target, to win the league, and now on Sunday we have two targets. Read More »

It seems not even concussion spotters can save players from themselves


Two late goals from Jake Guentzel and Evegeni Malkin were mere consolation for the Penguins, who at one stage had led the best-of-seven series 3-1. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom have been excellent in the series. Crawford came up woozy and clearly needed to undergo post-concussion protocol, but he stayed in the game after a brief check from a trainer. "We've got to have a short memory", Sullivan said. Read More »

Inspired Alves leads Juventus into Champions League final


The Serie A leaders never looked like letting slip a 2-0 advantage from the first leg. The celebration was even brighter, and Mandžukić jumped to the stands to bury himself amongst his supporters. He now has a chance to win a remarkable fourth Champions League title. Gianluigi Buffon is once again in touching distance of his "dream" after Juventus reached a second Champions League final in three years. Read More »

Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City chase Champions League spot

It's quite astonishing Arsenal are even in with a chance of securing top four status. The last time Arsenal's place in Europe's elite championship rested on the final league match was in 2006, when London-rivals Tottenham Hotspur needed only to match Arsenal's result to snap the sequence. Read More »

Klopp primed to spend to bolster Liverpool

Firmino was forced to miss last weekend's 4-0 win at West Ham United due to a muscle injury. Other managers were quick to respond and messages of congratulations came in from Man City's Pep Guardiola, United's Jose Mourhino and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp. Read More »

Madrid thrash Granada 4-0 to move joint top with Barca


But that does not stop me work hard, and try and win everything we have in front of us. "I've prepared myself to be in great shape in the final stages of the Spanish league and the Champions League ". After breaking into the Madrid first team set-up but being behind the first-choice strike force, Morata spent two season at Juventus before being brought back to the Bernabeu last summer. Read More »

Matt Harvey to file grievance against Mets, reports say

He was reportedly playing golf on Saturday at 1 p.m., and got a headache. Like I said, there were rules here that weren't adhered to and we took a stance. It will be the first start for Urena since September 28 of last season. Given their crowded disabled list, the New York Mets are bracing for the worst. Read More »

Kane wants 100 Premier League goals next season

Despite missing three months of the season through injury, Kane has netted 32 times in all competitions. I've got to go out against Hull and get four more, hopefully. And the tie was dead and buried in the 70th minute when Spurs once again showed their ruthlessness, with Son using Kane's run on the left as a decoy before displaying great feet and firing his long-range effort past Kasper Schmeichel into the bottom-right corner. Read More »

Olympics: IOC Evaluation Commission finishes visit in Los Angeles

It was revealed Estanguet would become president of the Organizing Committee should Paris 2024 win the host city contract over Los Angeles while Lapasset would be named an honorary president of the OCOG. Paris' sole rival Los Angeles have not yet confirmed who would be their appointment, although current chairman Casey Wasserman has previously said he would carry on if the American city is awarded the Games. Read More »

I Have Enjoyed This Season At Chelsea - John Terry

He told the Guardian : "There were a lot of frustrations, but this is a big club, with a lot of good players". But when substitute Cesc Fabregas put away the victor in the 88th minute, the stadium erupted once again in song for Conte, for Terry and for a title that had looked out of reach after a 10th-place finish last season and a shaky start last autumn. Read More »

Rome Masters: John Isner stuns Marin Cilic to reach semis


Raonic now awaits the French Open, which begins May 28. On the other hand, Isner edged past Croatia's Marin Cilic in a match of big serves, that went to the decider after the American slipped in the second set. John Isner shot down Stan Wawrinka in the third round of the Rome Masters on Thursday, beating the Roland Garros champion 7-6 (1), 6-4 while No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut. Read More »

Colin Kaepernick's jersey to be featured in Smithsonian exhibit


Smith said he "didn't feel the need to call Michael Bennett , because I didn't think I said anything offensive". Smith's response came earlier this week on First Take , and he cited the fact that Kaepernick didn't vote and that it was the QB's "irresponsible stance in choosing to publicize that reality". Read More »

Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness


Gunnevera (seventh), 15-1, seems to be tailing off. This is the horse Classic Empire barely ran down at Oaklawn. "It's got nothing to do with revenge because Always Dreaming did nothing wrong". Can Always Dreaming light up the horse-racing world and even draw in mainstream sports fans by winning the Preakness, thus allowing the opportunity for a second Triple Crown victor in the last three years? Classic Empire , having been throttled out of the gate and bumped at every turn, was ... Read More »

Halep reaches Italian Open final with 10th straight win

Halep, the number six seed who reached the semi-finals in the Italian capital in 2013 and 2015, will now meet the victor of the other semi-final between Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina . Halep continued to hit deep, but impressively had the answer at the net when Bertens tried to mix things up. "After dropping five set points while serving for the opening set at 5-4, Halep started knocking her head with her finger as if saying, 'Wake up". Read More »

Durant orchestrates win as hapless Jazz face the music


Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Golden State Warriors withstood a determined Utah Jazz effort to win 102-91 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their National Basketball Association playoff series. Should the Jazz can get things back to 2-1, then they are guaranteed to make it back to Oakland for Game 5 matchup. "If that's really losing control of your emotions, then I don't know". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers take center stage this weekend


Thomas put up these numbers taking far fewer shots - taking 19.4 field goals per game compared to Iverson's 25.5 - and doing so in nearly 10 less minutes played than Iverson. "It has to be a five-man effort; it's not one guy who can really do that". The 41-point halftime deficit is a record for any playoff game in National Basketball Association history. Read More »

Blue Jays promote Anthony Alford from Double-A


Alford is coming off a stint in Double-A New Hampshire in which he slashed.325/.411/.455 with an OPS of.867, three home runs and nine stolen bases. The Jays did promote outfielder Dwight Smith Jr .in place of Pillar yesterday, but outfielder Darrell Ceciliani suffered a shoulder injury in last night's game and could potentially be looking at DL time. Read More »