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Belmont Stakes: Early Odds and Predictions Following Preakness


Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. Cloud Computing , which went off as a 13-1 shot, denied Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming a chance at the Triple Crown and likely confused millions of viewers struggling to understand why someone would give a horse a name that nerdy. Read More »

Paul Merson predicts Hull City vs Tottenham Hotspur


On Son Heung-Min, who went past 20 goals for the season on Thursday: "I think he deserves a lot of credit about his goals and the performance of the team". Tottenham will finish second for the first time in their Premier League history, but it would be churlish to suggest that anything other than incredibly impressive strides have been made over those couple of campaigns. Read More »

Antonio Conte plans fitting farewell for 'champion' John Terry


The 36-year-old has hardly played for Chelsea this season after losing his place, but he started in the league for the first time since September in Monday's 4-3 win over Watford. Chelsea won the league title this season as Antonio Conte had a tremendous effect on the blues . Conte's side will also bid farewell to club legend John Terry, set to leave the club when his contract expires next month. Read More »

Chelsea planning surprises for John Terry as defender bids farewell to club


Conte will not accept his side tailing off, demanding they secure a record 30 Premier League wins. On being asked whether Terry could become a good manager some day, Conte insisted that Terry had the personality, title winning experience and the knowledge of having worked with numerous managers and that it was very important to have that experience. Read More »

Chelsea will always be John Terry's house - Conte


Since then, the Englishman has made 716 appearances for the club, scoring 66 goals in a glittering career that has seen Terry lift 14 major honours (15 tomorrow), with the chance to lift his 16th in next weeks FA Cup Final. The past is handsome if you won. You can see your past. But, in the present and the future, what you achieved in the past is not important if you are a victor. Read More »

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'I'd Be The Best Player Ever' If Taller


The Cleveland Cavaliers are too good for the Boston Celtics. 'We got our (butt) kicked. There's no complacency for us now. "There shouldn't be. It's the postseason, but we like the direction we're headed right now". Coming off a 10-day break, LeBron James and Cavaliers raced to an early lead were never threatened. The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday. Read More »

Liverpool can attract top talent, feels manager Juergen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp's side are fourth heading into the final day of Premier League fixtures, a point ahead of Arsenal and two behind Manchester City. "It's important of course". Surely they can't throw it away from here? "That is really hard but the players are really positive this year compared to last year because they have seen our way, our football and that is good". Read More »

Mumbai Indians in final of IPL-10, beat KKR by six wickets

SRH fans rue that since it was just a 6-over game, KKR won it easily. "We are fully prepared and we will win the final". Karn Sharma picked up four wickets of KKR batting and Jasprit Bumrah had three wickets under his belt. "Sometimes I rely on my gut feeling too". Kolkata on the other end will have to miss the services of Manish Pandey with a side strain which might hand Ishank Jaggi another opportunity. Read More »

Corbyn: PM's manifesto pledges are 'triple whammy of misery' for pensioners

This is not the first time the Hollywood star, whose films include Twins and LA Confidential, has come out in favour of Corbyn. Mr Corbyn also reiterated his party's commitment to ensuring the pension triple lock, ending the freeze on working age benefits, free school meals, improving public housing and ending tuition fees. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green believe Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 3

Just how valuable is Kawhi Leonard to the Spurs? Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives forward Kevin Durant (35) after a basket against the San Antonio Spurs. Popovich said his team, after losing star forward Kawhi Leonard to an ankle injury, went into the game not believing they could win and feeling sorry for themselves. Read More »

Ducks sneak past Oilers in Game 7


Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano , left, celebrates after scoring past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot during the second period in Game 7 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim , Calif., Wednesd. "With all four lines they got good pressure and when they establish that cycle and pin Anaheim in, they're hard on them and that burns up minutes and stresses Anaheim's defense". Read More »

Lacazette leaving Lyon, hints at Atleti move


Greek striker Anastasios Donis equalized five minutes later after being set up by midfielder Vincent Koziello. Lacazette is expected to join Atletico Madrid, though has also been linked with Arsenal. It is a personal choice for my carefully considered career, which I have done for a long time. Commenting on the prospect of moving to Atletico, he said: 'It's a club that is in the last square of the Champions League for several years. Read More »

Our preview of the final day in the Premier League


Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's performances for Arsenal over recent weeks lead Arsene Wenger to believe they want to stay at the club. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes the thorny issue of his future will not prove a distraction when his side attempt to squeeze into the Champions League against Everton on Sunday. Read More »

Major League Baseball notes: Mets suspend pitcher Harvey


Alderson said the right-hander had been sent home, but declined further comment. The New York Mets are winning enough so that manager Terry Collins can begin to be picky about the fashion in which the Mets earn a victory. Cabrera, whose RBI double sparked a five-run first inning against fill-in starter Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1), had X-rays, which were negative. "We're not going into in-depth". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers thrash Boston Celtics in historic victory

They're not number one in the East for no reason. Cleveland cruised to a 72-31 halftime lead and a historic 130-86 victory, the most points a Cavaliers team has ever scored in the playoffs. He aggravated the injury in the first half of Friday's Game 2 loss to Cleveland , and the flare-up was painful and limiting enough to keep him out of the second half. Read More »

Jose Mourinho fighting for new Manchester United deal


Miss out on Champions League football next Wednesday and United will be in danger of amounting to little more than just Mourinho. "Chris Smalling has a problem, but a small problem that I think is no problem at all for next week. "I will be picking a team that I think will perform well". One surrounds Mourinho's persistent bleating about fixture congestion and his claim that it was impossible for his team to push for progress in the Premier League and in Europe at the same time . Read More »

Penguins knot series with 3-2 win over Senators

Just when it seemed the Pittsburgh Penguins might have been running out of gas, playing their 204th game since the start of last season, they guaranteed Friday night there will at least be a 206th. The 27-year-old was crunched into the boards on a unsafe hit from Bobby Ryan , one that drew a penalty only on Ian Cole , who throttled Ryan in retaliation. Read More »

England, France, Argentina in same pool for 2019 Rugby World Cup


Scotland and Ireland will meet each other in the early stages, as they have been put in the same pool, alongside the hosts Japan . It leaves open the possibility that three countries from the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship could be drawn in the same pool, with either New Zealand or Australia potentially in with South Africa and Argentina . Read More »

Blue Jays Suspended Kevin Pillar for Two Games Over Homophobic Slur


He continues: "I'm completely and utterly embarrassed and feel terrible to have put the fans, my teammates and the Blue Jays organization in this position". Certainly Pillar's cachet with the Blue Jays fanbase can help him overcome any lingering anger over his use of the slur, something that Yunel Escobar lacked in 2012 when he took the field wearing eye black patches with a Spanish anti-gay slur written on them. Read More »

Luis Enrique out to end Barcelona career on a high


The Catalans did manage to add some tension to the seasons run in after a hard-fought victory away at Real Madrid, with Argentina front man Lionel Messi grabbing the victor late in the game to win 3-2. "I was very fortunate to come here and become the manager". If not, we'll congratulate the champions. "I am very proud to have formed part of that history. Read More »