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Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy


The Indianapolis Colts will retire former quarterback Peyton Manning's No. 18 jersey on October 8th when the team plays the San Francisco 49ers , the team announced. The No. 1 pick in the 1998 NFL Draft was a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, seven-time All-Pro, five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion. He is the only quarterback in National Football League history to lead multiple franchises to Super Bowl victories and is the winningest quarterback of all time. Read More »

Stephen Curry tweaks ankle in Warriors' victory

However, winning a road game in Warriors' home stadium is a much more a hard task. When the Warriors play with the type of focus they showed in Game 1 , the who/what/where of their competition doesn't matter. "Because you're in L.A., you're like, 'Man, this is just the vibe in L.A.' but in Utah, it can kind of lull you to sleep". Golden State swept the Portland Trail Blazers in four games in the first round, while fifth-seeded Utah won a seven-game series against the Los Angeles Clippers that ... Read More »

Mourinho: Why I Lost Temper With Wenger On Touchline


Gunners boss Wenger was able to celebrate a first Premier League victory over Mourinho at the 13th attempt as Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. United hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. Let us know in the comments section below. "That's a decision", Mourinho said. "We want to try to win the Europa League ". Read More »

Sunday's Best: Seismic showdown set to continue in Game 6

With a 2.49 goals-against average, Braden Holtby hasn't exactly been bad during these playoffs. Just 16 seconds in, Backstrom got a two-on-one rush and blasted the puck into the top of Marc-Andre Fleury's net. Capitals players said there was no shortage of belief despite being down 2-1 after two on Penguins goals by Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel, and Game 5 following a similar script of more shots but fewer goals. Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko warns Anthony Joshua not to let his mind wander

The unbeaten IBF world heavyweight champion will try to add the WBA Super and IBO belts to his cabinet this weekend when he faces the Ukrainian at Wembley Stadium in London. A lot of great fighters have made mistakes and come back, so I'm expecting the best Klitschko. He continued, "Maybe people don't have it to the extent that I have it because I can get you out of there at any time but Joshua has a little power and they're going to play towards him". Read More »

Europa League is Manchester Uniteds top priority now: Jose Mourinho

Arsenal's hopes of a top four Premier League finish and a spot in Europe's elite competition depend on the teams above them slipping up during the final stages of the season. "Arsene Wenger is not a small manager". He is a big manager. "My goals now are to get as many minutes as I can until the end of the season and come back stronger for pre-season, to show the manager I'm here and one of the stronger candidates for next year's team". Read More »

Hull suffer setback in quest to stay up

Vincent Kompany doubled City's lead after 49 minutes. 69' - GOAL! Hull City 0-1 Sunderland: Sunderland force another corner to set Hull nerves jangling. Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe scored second-half goals for Sunderland , which was relegated last weekend when Hull drew at Southampton thanks to a last-minute penalty save. Read More »

Clippers Out Of The Playoffs After Losing To The Utah Jazz

Game 2 between Golden State and Utah is Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., before the series shifts to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and May 8. He missed the last two games of the first round because of complications from two back surgeries. Had Los Angeles won, Golden State would have been able to stay closer to home and enjoy the local beaches as well as the infinite dining options. Read More »

Celtics' Smart took himself out after errors

Washington routinely gets out to early first quarter leads, with the strong play of the starters, and Game 2 was no different. Thomas had one of his left front teeth ejected in the first quarter of Boston's Game 1 victory Sunday. While Celtics coach Brad Stevens was coy on possible lineup changes for Game 2, there is the chance that Smart could shuffle into the starting five given the success of Boston's small-ball lineup in the third quarter. Read More »

Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury


Parker is the longest-tenured player on the team, a leader on the floor, and adored by the San Antonio fanbase. "This is a devastating loss for the Spurs ". Will Murray make mistakes? It's the same system that helped Steve Nash win two MVP awards with the Phoenix Suns. The forward is averaging 30.3 points on 16.8 shots while committing just 2.3 turnovers per game. Read More »

LeBron scores 39 as Cavaliers rout Raptors


The Cleveland Cavaliers eased to yet another win over the Toronto Raptors as the San Antonio Spurs edged ahead in their National Basketball Association playoff series . Did he need the breather? "That group's been great for us during the postseason", Love said. "I think tonight we did that once again. At this point in time , there's no need for rest". Read More »

Wenger focuses on Arsenal win rather than Mourinho


So to have that record of winning so many matches, to not lose so many matches, it's something that's not normal. The Arsenal left-back, Nacho Monreal, came in for particular criticism from former United defender Phil Neville, who was near-disgusted by the sight of the two rival teams "hugging and kissing" seconds before emerging from the tunnel at the Emirates Stadium . Read More »

Winners and losers of the 2017 National Football League draft

Wilson likes that the NFL is a passing league and likes to go get the ball when it's in the air. Markman added that while the later rounds allow for ESPN's team to catch its breath and go deeper on teams and their picks, the first two days are "as hectic as anything I'm involved with the rest of the year". Read More »

Conte Wary Of 'Strong' Everton, Prefers Costa To Lukaku

A fine play by Hazard and Pedro led to Costa's second goal , in the final minute of regulation, while Ryan Bertrand managed to score for Southampton in stoppage time. And I think that Eden is starting to do this step. "I always said I'm very pleased with his commitment, his work for the team". A win for Chelsea would confirm qualification for next season's Champions League in a game being billed as their last serious hurdle to winning the title, with only Middlesbrough , West ... Read More »

Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

I liked very, very much the individual performances and I also liked them collectively", Mourinho said in his post-match press conference. They walk in the streets with their head low. It means their chances of sneaking into the top four would appear increasingly remote. "I think I understand that the pundits are a bit surprised by that because 10 or 15 years ago that did not exist", Wenger said. Read More »

Arsenal and Man United stars slammed for tunnel hugs

The Gunners boss brought an end to that frustrating streak at just the right time as goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck improved Arsenal's chances of salvaging a troubled season by finishing in the top four. Fourth-placed Manchester City are four points ahead with three matches to go, while Arsenal are now just two points behind in sixth and have a game in hand on the Red Devils. Read More »

Messi close to new contract with Barca

Thanks to these successes, the Catalans for three rounds before the finish of the season share 1-2 place in the championship with Real, having 81 points in their assets with a goal difference of 104-33. "Here, there are three "cracks" in our attack and we go forth with them". Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez (R) celebrates after scoring during their Spanish league football match against Eibar at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 6, 2017 . Read More »

Bills to have second interview with Beane


He is the only candidate thus far to receive another one and with the history he has with Sean McDermott, he will be the front runner in the Bills' GM search. If Beane is indeed the the favorite to the land the job, he would reunite with Bills head coach Sean McDermott in Buffalo. Besides Beane, the others are Houston Texans Director of Player Personnel Brian Gaine and Philadelphia Eagles Director of College Scouting Trey Brown . Read More »

Roy Keane questions the fitness of Juventus match victor

After Real Madrid's comprehensive first-leg win over city rivals Atletico on Tuesday, it now looks nearly certain the two teams in Cardiff on 3 June will form a repeat of the 1998 final, in which the Spanish side beat Juve 1-0. But he said none of that would matter if the Bianconeri did not go on to reach the Champions League final and wrap up the Serie A title. The 19-year-old scored his 20th goal of the season for the Amsterdam club as they dismantled Lyon in their Europa League ... Read More »

Ramos: Real Madrid squad one of most complete ever

It is unthinkable that a side that shut out Lionel Messi and Barcelona over two legs in the quarter-finals will concede three times on Tuesday, especially with the game in Turin. "Most of his solo runs are so quick I don't even have time to see what he's done", he said. The Catalans lead Real in La Liga due to their superior head-to-head record but Zidane's men have a game in hand and will win their first title in five years if they win their remaining four matches. Read More »

Capitals tie series 3-3 with 5-2 win in Pittsburgh

Oshie (77), John Ca. For a lot of the Penguins' 4-2 loss to the Capitals , it looked like they were headed for a couple days off while waiting on the inevitable seven-game finish to the Senators and Rangers series. We might have to start with a new narrative with Crosby. That prompted boos from the crowd, and when Pittsburgh was able to get a sixth shot on goal, a Bronx cheer followed. Read More »

Penguins Rule Daley Out For Game 6

He was asked to play fewer minutes in the regular season, and he did so without complaint. Saturday night, in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, these once-damned Capitals rose from the dead. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Chris Smalling, Phil Jones have future at Man United


Man Utd face a crucial derby with Man City at the Etihad on Thursday night, with both clubs looking to qualify for the Champions League with a top-four finish. " He is in America to have the surgery and start the recovering process, and that is the only thing that matters for us", he said . United might have to win the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League. Read More »