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Borussia Dortmund fires Thomas Tuchel as coach


Tuchel's exit comes just three days after Dortmund won the DFB Pokal final 2-1 against Eintracht on Saturday. "We wish Thomas Tuchel only the very best in his professional future", Dortmund said. Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus has suffered a partial tear of his cruciate knee ligament. UEFA bore then brunt of Tuchel's fury, but it said Dortmund had agreed to the rearrangement of the game. Read More »

James, Cavs enter NBA Finals as underdogs against Golden State

This time , it is his Cleveland Cavaliers that are heavy underdogs against the Western Conference juggernaut Golden State Warriors. Kyrie Irving's series-sealing 3-pointer, LeBron James' chasedown block on Andre Igoudala are probably the most vivid sequences, but for Steph Curry one Game 7 miscue continues to haunt him. Read More »

Hoos baseball traveling to Fort Worth, TX for NCAA Regionals


Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams and four from the Southeastern Conference were chosen as hosts Sunday night. Michigan, which finished the regular season in second place in the Big Ten with a 16-8 league record, is one of five Big Ten teams in the NCAA field, joining Indiana, Big Ten Tournament victor Iowa, Maryland and Big Ten champion Nebraska. Read More »

Gibson skates, could start as Ducks face elimination in Nashville

With the Nashville Predators one win away from the Stanley Cup Final , the team's general manager David Poile provided an update on Ryan Johansen . He had registered only one assist in eight games this postseason and appeared in only 15 career regular-season games. Austin Watson added an empty netter in the closing seconds for the insurance goal, 3-1. Read More »

Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

Paris: Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros on Sunday as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a knife attack which nearly ended her career. "I mean, I know in the last years I had always up and downs and right now, of course, I'm. down". 0 - Number of No. 1-seeded women who had lost in the first round of the French Open during the professional era before Kerber was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova ... Read More »

Wagner takes Huddersfield out of their comfort zone

Aaron Mooy , the Australian from Manchester City , was Huddersfield's best player this season. He said: "I think the manager plays a huge part, especially with the people he brought in during the summer". "I will speak to Jurgen for sure, about everything that happened", Wagner said. "I've played big games with penalty shootouts and some players have got an injury or don't feel well, the players took the responsibility and knew what they needed to do". Read More »

Departing Chelsea captain John Terry taking week to decide future


The former Chelsea star, who won back to back league titles with the club in 2005 and 2006, said on Chelsea TV: "I think what mistake Chelsea do not want to make is what they did last season - take your foot off the pedal a little bit, stay a little bit longer, a shorter pre-season because it comes back to haunt you". Read More »

Not all smiles at Ferrari as Raikkonen unhappy with team

Sebastian Vettel has taken the win in Monaco in a rather low-key race , pushing pole-sitter and team mate Kimmi Raikkonen in to second place for a convincing Ferrari One-two. "Who knows? It might go the other way: I might need to give Valtteri the upper hand". "I think it's really important now that we collectively work as a team more than ever before, as we have been". Read More »

Barcelona appoint new coach Ernesto Valverde


In 1988, at 24-years-old, Valverde joined Barcelona where he scored 8 goals in 22 matches, although his two seasons with Barcelona were interrupted by injuries. "He is one of the most outstanding and promising coaches in Spain ". He led Espanyol to the UEFA Cup final in 2007, losing to Sevilla in a penalty shootout. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future will become clear by Wednesday or Thursday

Whatever the future holds for Wenger , he said the current Arsenal team can look forward with optimism. Wenger wants to stay, and there were suggestions yesterday he has already agreed the terms of his new two-year contract. Antonio Conte's Chelsea assistant Steve Holland has released an interview with TalkSPORT to talk about the future of one of the most successful and popular managers of modern football . Read More »

Tottenham fans won't be impressed with flop slating Pochettino, demanding answers

The 27-year-old joined the Lilywhites in a £30m deal from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day last summer after impressing during France's run to the Euro 2016 final. 'If a situation arrives where I can leave, I hope they don't cause problems. 'We will see if there are offers, but Ligue 1 is attractive. He now claims that despite preferring to stay in England he has never ruled out any league, with France still a possibility, naming PSG and Monaco , as well as the likes of Nice ... Read More »

Once A Die-Hard Pakistan Fan, 'Chacha Chicago' Now Cheers For Team India


Rohit Sharma is expected to be back in his familiar opening position with an aim to get some quality batting practice before India's tournament opener against Pakistan . That it is played by the best one-day teams in the world means far fewer lopsided contests and with the qualification process introduced in 2009 it offers something that is far too often lacking in global cricket: context. Read More »

With Agassi along for a bit, Djokovic opens defense in Paris

Rafael Nadal launched his quest for a record 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire. Djokovic and Muguruza are the defending champions in the French Open . However Agassi is expected to leave Paris after the first week due to prior commitments. Yuichi Sugita fought hard over two days after the men's singles match was suspended overnight because of darkness, but failed to win his first-ever Grand Slam match , going down 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), ... Read More »

Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3

Nadal broke Frenchman Paire eight times and recovered from a slight second-set wobble when he dropped serve twice in a row to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase. The first-round match between No. 9-seeded Alexander Zverev and Fernando Verdasco has been suspended because of darkness after the players split the first two sets. Read More »

National Football League approves player-friendly rules changes


Supporters of the measure also pointed out that tie games actually serve to simplify matters at the end of the regular season, leaving fewer teams with identical records subject to postseason tie-breaking procedures. I'm ready for some football, and excited to see how these new rules impact the 2017 and beyond. One major development that wasn't expected to be revealed is the moving of Super Bowl LV, originally slated for the new Rams stadium in Inglewood following the 2021 season, to Tampa ... Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with win


It's one-all at the moment between these two super teams, with the Warriors claiming the 2015 title, 4-2, before the Cavaliers fought back from 3-1 down to turn the tables on Golden State last season. The Finals will mark the seventh straight trip for James and his eighth overall. He finished the quarter with 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and didn't come out for the fourth. Read More »

Ernesto Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss


Ernesto Valverde has been confirmed as the new head coach of Barcelona . He announced he was leaving Athletic last week after four seasons. "He should enjoy it", Enrique had said when asked what advice he would give Valverde after a Lionel Messi-inspired 3-1 win over Alaves in his final game in charge. Read More »

Steve Kerr Feeling Better But Won't Return To Coaching Just Yet


James acknowledged that toppling a Warriors team boasting the "Famous Four" - two-time reigning league Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry , four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant , defensive specialist Draymond Green and sweet-shooting Klay Thompson - will be among the toughest tasks of his career. Read More »

Conte Says Moses Was Tired And Did Not Intend To Dive


I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me. While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph. Read More »

Football Association launch betting probe into John Terry substitution


Sunderland were somewhat complicit in the whole farewell, as David Moyes admitted that his side had agreed to kick the ball out of play on 26 minutes. The Football Association has also requested bookmaker information over a series of bets placed on Terry being taken off in that precise minute, but he told Sky Sports News HQ: "I don't really care what other people think". Read More »

Dominic Solanke agrees terms to join Liverpool, has rejected offer from Celtic

The 19-year-old has allowed his contract to run down at the champions after failing to agree terms on a new deal and Press Association Sport understands he has opted to join Jurgen Klopp at Anfield . Solanke will earn around £20,000-a-week at Anfield and believes he has a greater chance of breaking into the first-team on Merseyside than at Stamford Bridge, where he's behind the likes of Diego Costa. Read More »

Preds encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

Game 2 is back here on Wednesday, and here's a stat to remember: Whichever team wins Game 1 in the Stanley Cup final marches to victory 78 percent of the time . "If I was really pressed to make a decision, I think I would have to unfortunately say it's probably going to be a Penguins victory", Morris said. We had a lead and got a goal disallowed. Read More »

NBA Finals MVP odds: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant open as favorites

He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals as the Cavs romped to a 135-102 victory and a 4-1 series win. Can LeBron James and the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors' super team? As the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors prepare for a third straight clash in the NBA Finals , it got me thinking, does LeBron James or Stephen Curry have more to lose? LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after the game against ... Read More »