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City demolish Palace 5-0 in battle for top four finish


Allardyce had started with five at the back but swiftly re-shuffled his pack after conceding the early goal , although he insists his tactics were not behind the team's hammering. "I've watched them a lot from the stands and I'm really lucky that I still had the chance to get back if I did the right thing - and I've done that". Read More »

US unemployment hits lowest rate in a decade


The U-6 rate, a measure that includes people who have given up looking for work, as well as those who are employed part time but would like to be full time, fell to 8.6 percent in the month, the lowest level seen since 2007. However, hourly wages expanded by 0.7 per cent in April, the slowest year-over-year growth since it started collecting that data in January 1997. However, at 2.5 percent, "This adds to the perception that it's going to be easier and easier to find a job if you want one ... Read More »

Swansea leapfrog Hull in relegation battle


How do you see the relegation battle playing out? The 2-0 reverse handed Swansea the chance to send Hull into the drop zone, but a clearly-frustrated Silva called for his side to stay calm. The strength of Hull City game in its field in 17 meetings, the team scored 28 points, with a positive goal difference 27-26. But goals from right- back Billy Jones, in the 69th minute, and Jermain Defoe in added time gave Sunderland victory. Read More »

EPL: Emre Can stunner lifts Liverpool at Watford

The victory firmed up Liverpool's third-place position, putting them three points ahead of Manchester City and four above Manchester United, though both top-four rivals have a game in hand. For Watford meanwhile, although they are on the magical 40-point mark in the table, they will be looking over their shoulder with three games still to play. Read More »

Tottenham fans impressed by Dier's performance in midfield against Palace

They've beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool while securing six wins in their last nine, and there has been a marked improvement in their defence under Allardyce: they've kept first-half clean sheets in 10 of his 17 games in charge. Pochettino made a double substitution at the interval, introducing Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min in place of midfield duo Wanyama and Dembele. 'That result gives us a confidence boost for the last five games.' Spurs face a north London derby at home ... Read More »

Chelsea coach hails players after moving closer to EPL crown

No team have won fewer games than Middlesbrough have this season. "We are close and in football nothing is done until it's done". I must be pleased for the performance, for the commitment, for the desire, for the will of my players. "For sure now I'm a bit relaxed". " Cesc is one of the best examples of our season ", Conte said. The main focus of Chelsea's player was the diagonal cross which created a lot of problem for the Middlesbrough defense. Read More »

IPL - Hyderabad register comfortable victory over Mumbai


Stokes dismissed Shikhar Dhawan, who was looking risky, and Kane Williamson in the fifth over, and then forced a well-set David Warner to slash straight to deep-point in the 13th over. Together Parthiv and Buttler have added 536 runs as openers. Earlier, the hosts got off to a dream start as Nabi cleaned up the risky Lendl Simmons in the second over with the Mumbai total just 4. Read More »

Canelo-Golovkin fight announced for September

However, now boxing fans the world over have the fight they want, and it is set to be a massive occasion. It was a scene straight out of WWE, but it brought a merciful end to more than year of speculation regarding whether Alvarez actually would fight Golovkin in September 2017, as De La Hoya promised last year. Read More »

Mets suspend Matt Harvey 3 days for violating team rules

Manager Terry Collins held a closed-door meeting with his team before the game to talk about the penalty. Whether that is in a group setting or individually will be up to Harvey, Collins said. Harvey originally was scheduled to start the series finale against the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon. Harvey's best season was in 2015, when he went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA and led the Mets to the World Series. Read More »

Indian team announced for next months Champions Trophy


The playoffs start in England with India taking on Pakistan on June 4 . The tournament begins in Britain on June 1. The major change is the team would be under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), MS Dhoni , Yuvraj Singh , Kedar Jadhav , Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin , Ravindra Jadeja , Md. Read More »

Indian cricket team to participate in ICC Champions Trophy


In the wake of the ICC proposing a new financial model which reduces the BCCI's revenues from Dollars 570 million to USD 293 million, the latter had deliberately missed the April 25 deadline for submission of the squad and that there were speculations that they might pull out of the tournament. Read More »

Europa League: Aspas v Rashford


If the Champions League winners would also qualify for the tournament the following season through their domestic league finish, then the Europa League victor goes into the group stage. "He's still growing. He's going to fill out even more . They were compact against a side who are hard to play against". Thereafter, it fell on Alvarez to keep Celta in the tie. Read More »

Scot McCloughan: 'It just didn't work out' with the Redskins

The McCloughans aren't stopping with just Redskins hats. While Washington's scouts and front-office personnel likely made tweaks to the draft boards, it's clear the Redskins followed McCloughan's plan of selecting highly-productive college players with a passion for the game and taking chances on higher-upside players later in the draft. Read More »

Aguero snubs Man Utd as Liam Gallagher trolls transfer talk

It's been almost six years since he arrived in England, and the Argentina global has been instrumental in all that the Citizens have achieved in the period. Zlatan Ibrahimovic sustained a long-term knee injury last month and it is likely that he has played his last game for Manchester United. Aguero is considering his options after the arrival of Garbriel Jesus. Read More »

Raptors barely get by Bucks in Game 6, advance to second round

Instead of making the wrong kind of history, the Raptors are off to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. If there has been one consistent theme about Toronto in the playoffs, it is inconsistency. Henson has only played three minutes against Toronto. "I had a lane to (drive) at first but I didn't because we were looking for a 3, and then I chose to go". Read More »

Arsenal loss has focussed Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

Danny Welbeck helped end Manchester United's 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, scoring Arsenal's second in a 2-0 win over his former team which handed Arsene Wenger a first top-flight triumph over Jose Mourinho. "I want to give the players the conditions to compete on Thursday with a team that is resting all of their players in the Spanish league". Fourth position, and Champions League qualification off the back of it, was unlikely, and as Jose likes to do, he played the numbers ... Read More »

Higgins tips Selby to challenge Hendry record

Verhaas briefly questioned his own decision, consulting Steve Davis and John Parrott in the BBC studio, but they and Brendan Moore - the referee on scoring duty - could not agree so Verhaas elected to stand by his original decision. Selby's 72 break nudged him over the winning line. Selby is also £375,000 richer. Selby then won three of the evening's opening four frames before the mid-session interval to move within two of victory, but Higgins would not lie down easily, as breaks ... Read More »

Jazz will make series with Warriors harder than it looks


But the Warriors are not only favored by a heavy margin to win the whole thing, they are especially favored against the Jazz in the second round. The victor Sunday is rewarded with the opportunity to be slaughtered by top-seeded Golden State, which has been waiting around for the Clippers and Jazz to finish since, I believe, Christmas Eve. Read More »

Messi milestone in Clasico win


Lionel Messi has been hailed as the greatest ever footballer by his Barcelona teammate Marc-André ter Stegen after the Argentine's match-winning performance against rivals Real Madrid Sunday. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi "the best player in history" after the Argentina international's 500th club goal won Sunday's Clasico against Real Madrid . Read More »

Premier League Mourinho goads Wenger after defeat at Arsenal

In fact, we have recently won at Middlesbrough, we beat Manchester City in the semi-final of the cup, we won against Leicester and today. The youngster earned rave reviews from Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal game, with the manager telling Sky Sports: "I think he did an awesome job". Read More »

LeBron James says ball-spinning against Raptors wasn't meant to be disrespectful


The result was a 115-94 victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors and a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the defending National Basketball Association champions. All told, Toronto's reserves had just nine points to the 30 Cleveland's bench provided. "He was going to try it, it was bothering him, he just couldn't go", coach Dwane Casey said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Cool On Potential Appointment

I don't know what "director of football" means", he quipped following enquiries. "I don't understand and I never did understand what it means". It has been noted by this very blog that Arsenal could really use a true Director of Football. Read More »

Lucas Perez could leave Arsenal - Wenger feels 'sorry' for Spanish striker

Jamie Carragher has labelled the tactics that Jose Mourinho deployed in Manchester United's defeat by Arsenal last weekend "embarrassing" after highlighting the fact that his side have not scored an away goal against any top six side this season, despite spending more than £430m on new players over the last three seasons. Read More »