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Lewis Hamilton pushes Button for Monaco

Button won the Monaco Grand Prix back in 2009, and has two more podiums at the street circuit. Following Fernando Alonso's shock announcement that he will skip the Monaco Grand Prix and race in the Indy 500, reports say that Jenson Button will fill his vacant seat at McLaren. Read More »

City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1

Hull City's Lazar Markovic in action with Manchester City's Claudio Bravo and Gael Clichy during their Premier League match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, April 8, 2017. "It's really good to us that we keep up our hope because before three months ago maybe nobody believed", he said. That third goal arrived just beyond the hour mark, as Sterling raced on to Toure's pass to lead another counter-attack, and then rolled a pass left for Delph to thump in his first Premier League goal in ... Read More »

Craig Shakespeare believes Leicester are not yet safe from relegation

Marc Albrighton believes referee Jonas Eriksson cost Leicester City a positive result last night. "The tactics we'll try and put to the players will be patience and quality in the final third will help us to try and create". Griezmann and Saul Niguez were next to take aim from outside the box, but both failed to find the target with powerful drives that flew over Kasper Schmeichel's goal. Read More »

NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

The police report said she wasn't wearing a seat belt. The accident occurred around 05:00 (local time) Saturday on I-5 in Isaiah Thomas' home state of Washington. Witnesses told authorities that her vehicle was moving normally before drifting into a barrier then hitting a post head-on. Isaiah Thomas grew up in Tacoma and played basketball at Curtis Senior High School before playing for the University of Washington and the Boston Celtics. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1

The second-seeded San Antonio Spurs face the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow morning, while the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz travel to the Los Angeles Clippers. As an assistant on Doc Rivers' teams in Boston and Los Angeles, it was Lue's job to draw up the defensive schemes for the playoffs. Read More »

Neymar facing Clasico ban?

According to ESPN , referee Jesus Gil Manzano has included Neymar's petty reaction to the fourth official in his post-game report. Needless to say, at this critical point of the La Liga season, Barcelona could have done without his absence. Read More »

Arsene Wenger reluctant to break wage structure for Sanchez

Asked if he was concerned that paying one star player a massive figure could destabilise the team, Wenger told a news conference: "Always". "Some people tell me "just give him what he wants", but then you can not respect anymore any wages structure and you put the club in trouble as well. Read More »

Arsene Wenger not planning major changes if he stays at Arsenal


Wenger was tetchy when he was asked about the importance of resolving the Alexis Sánchez situation. When probed on his future in Tuesday's press conference, Wenger told reporters: "I have answered that question". Wenger feels his years of guiding the Gunners into the top four will help achieve the same feat this season, even if they are seven points adrift ahead of Wednesday's visit of the struggling Hammers. Read More »

Diego Costa: I joined Chelsea because of Jose Mourinho


However, Mourinho's second spell soon became one to forget just six months later as he was sacked in December 2015 with the Blues just outside of the relegation zone. Pogba's admiration for the Italian is as clear as his respect for worldwide team-mate, and weekend midfield rival, N'Golo Kante. He praised Blues midfielder N'Golo Kante, saying he "can run for 11 players". Read More »

Three reasons why the Ottawa Senators might beat the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins will face the Ottawa Senators in round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Dion Phaneuf still brings thump as a second pairing D-man; Viktor Stalberg and Jean-Gabriel Pageau are sneaky-good third liners; and of course Anderson has been a nemesis for the B's since the current campaign began. Read More »

MVP candidates square off as playoffs get underway

In preparation for the first round, I got some of the Space City Scoop staff together and asked them about how they think the series will play out. The meeting of the Rockets and Thunder is widely considered the most compelling of the first-round matchups, with Westbrook the NBA's leading scorer, Harden second; Harden first in assists, Westbrook third; and Westbrook the leader in rebounding among guards, with Harden next-best. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers v Indiana Pacers Game 1

They lost their final four regular-season games - one to an Atlanta team resting all its starters - and surrendered the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to Boston. The accomplishments earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors. IN comes into the postseason hot, winning five straight while covering in six straight. Read More »

Pochettino hails record-breaking Spurs after Cherries rout

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We would have wanted to perform much better as a group, we didn't do it, credit to them ( Tottenham )". "The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and [that] will be very tough for them". Spurs did make the result more emphatic in injury time when a well-worked short corner reached Janssen at the near post and he beat Boruc at the second attempt to score his first Premier League goal from open play. Read More »

Spurs cut Chelsea gap to four points


The team's second point came at the 39th minute from Eric Dier. Kane wants to match his tally of 25 goals from last season, but he knows Alli - who has scored 10 goals in 13 league games this year - could yet finish ahead of him. "Last season was hard and we've learned from the mistakes we made", Trippier told Newsweek . The Premier League crown may be beyond reach this term but Spurs look on course to secure a top-four finish and a place in next season's Champions League. Read More »

Will he or won't he? Nurkic's return still uncertain

In the second round of last year's playoffs against the Warriors, the Blazers averaged 114.2 points per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field and 42.8 percent shooting from deep . That's just the name of the game. If Nurkic is able to get on the court, he will likely be limited and have his minutes monitored, but he'd certainly increase Portland's chances of pulling off the unthinkable. Read More »

Albright UMC Will Host Three Events Easter Weekend


In Astoria, the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department invites folks to leave the egg-dyeing mess with them by brining hard-boiled eggs to the Port of Play, 785 Alameda Ave, 6 8 p.m. Hours are from 10 5 p.m. Saturday, April 15 , and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Tickets for the prehunt festivities can be purchased at the door. Read More »

Defending champs escape with Game 1 victory over Pacers

However, he feels the grind may help the Cavs and maybe even give them an edge. Curry explained that the team's mindset had changed from a year ago, when they were defending their title following a record-breaking regular season. IN has a new coach in Nate McMillan and Pacer mainstays George Hill and Roy Hibbert are gone from those teams, but Paul George remains. He also averaged 8.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists and just 3.0 turnovers per game when playing the Pacers . Read More »

Bruins' McAvoy makes National Hockey League debut in playoffs

Boucher insists the game plan didn't change, that the goal was to remain aggressive, but he admits the Senators were "cocooning", which allowed the Bruins to come at them in the final period. While the advantage of having four lines isn't as big with so much time between games, it does give Boucher and Senators players confidence to know they can be used in countless situations, even with the game on the line. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers Leader & NFL Icon Dan Rooney Dies At Age 84

Mr. Rooney was a champion and a true Pittsburgh icon. "He was committed, humble, hard-working, loyal and never forgot where he came from". Rooney is survived by his wife, Patricia, and seven of the couple's nine children. "He will be missed". The LA Rams released this official statement: "On behalf of the Los Angeles Rams and our fans, we send our deepest condolences and thoughts to the Rooney family and the Pittsburgh Steelers ". Read More »

First round NBA Playoff predictions from NBA 2K17


In his 14th season, James also set a number of career-highs in 2016-2017. Chicago split four regular-season meetings with Boston and climbed into the playoffs by winning seven of its last nine games. Most of those victories also came without their special new buddy, Kevin Durant, who only returned last Saturday from a late-February knee injury. The oldest two playoff-bound players this season are Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili. Read More »

Verstappen fastest in 3rd and final practice at Bahrain GP


Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his vehicle during the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 15, 2017. After the first runs, the two Mercedes were at the front, Hamilton smashing his 2016 figure with 1m 28.792s, Bottas, on 1m 28.844s, right on his tail. Read More »

Lynn aggravated old injury, under observation, says KKR CEO

Chris Lynn who seemed in a good form in opening match for KKR in IPL 10 seems to face trouble due to shoulder injury it is still not confirmed about time for recovery. However, KKR are bolstered with the arrival of Shakib-Al-Hasan and Umesh Yadav. He added: "It's still too early to assess". Good news for all KKR fans out there. Read More »

RCB, Pune aim to get back to winning ways


In spite of being in dire straits, at no point did Pollard and Krunal seem flustered. Kohli's 62 off 47 balls is also an indicator of the bigger things that can be expected from the Indian captain. Chasing a 143-run target, Mumbai looked down and out with Badree's hat-trick that reducing the visitors to seven for four in the third over. The arrival of Villiers didn't bring much cheer either. Read More »

Rodgers delivers with style as Celtic ease to title


Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out a return to the Premier League amid rumours he could replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal during the off-season. although he, like Dembele missed the Tynecastle game through injury. "It's a massive credit to the players". You have to really
appreciate what you have and I am a bit older and more mature. Read More »