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Diego Costa not going to China

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Costa clarified that he wanted to stay at Chelsea , but if the club made a decision to sell him, then he would only return to Atletico Madrid . "I have no intention of leaving, I'm very happy here, I have two years on my contract, but if the club want to sell me there is one club I would go to". Read More »

Celtics look to avoid elimination in Boston on KPUG

The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket Monday when they swept the San Antonio Spurs , and the defending champions are about to clinch their berth on the home floor of the No.1 seed. "You nearly hit the. runner's high", Irving said . The Celtics also announced that Jae Crowder (left groin strain) and Amir Johnson (right shoulder sprain) are both probable. Read More »

D-backs vs. Brewers Predictions: Will Arizona with sixth straight? 5/27/17

Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the call and, after a almost two-minute review, it was upheld. The Brewers said after the game that Pina suffered a left elbow bruise and that he is day-to-day. "Same calf, same situation", Braun said. With Zack Grienke going tomorrow night (against former D-back, Chase Anderson ), I think we're all feeling relatively optimistic about out chances. Read More »

Stan Kroenke underlines his commitment to Arsenal

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However, despite Usmanov said to be willing to pay £1bn, Kroenke has said that his shares "are, and never have been, for sale". "Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons, " Wenger said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year deal

The club are set to formally confirm the contract in an announcement on Wednesday. Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday's board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants. Read More »

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

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LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year. The Cavaliers advance to the NBA Finals after a 4-1 series win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, capped by a 135-102 win as 9 1/2-point chalk that lifted them to 15-1 SU in their past 16 playoff contests. Read More »

Atletico Madrid respond to claims of Antoine Griezmann transfer request

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The Atletico Madrid forward has an £86million release clause in his contract and it looks like Jose Mourinho has made up his mind to sign him. Atletico Madrid correspondent Antonio Ruiz, who reports on Diego Simeone's side on a regular basis, revealed on Tuesday afternoon that Griezmann had notified the club's top brass of his decision. Read More »

Andy Murray hints at Margaret Court Arena boycott

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The Briton said on Tuesday, "I don't see why anyone has a problem with two people who love each other getting married". "Get in the minds of the children". Tennis Australia have said they will not rename the Arena, stating that Court's personal views are her own. Placing Tennis Australia under huge pressure to react - after Stosur on Monday suggested players may request not to appear on Margaret Court Arena in January - Murray said a meeting between the game's grand slam competitors ... Read More »

Chris Sale Set to Pitch Against Former Team

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But in this bizarro baseball game, it didn't matter. The Red Sox outhomered the White Sox 7-2 - four off Quintana, a second one off Jennings and a two-run shot by Mitch Moreland off Juan Minaya in the ninth. But as much as it might sting, the White Sox are here to say they never expected anything less. "But, still he's a competitor and gave us everything he had for the five innings tonight". Read More »

Amla breaks Kohli's record in ODI

Amla achieved the feat during the third and final ODI between South Africa and England at Lord's during a modest chase of 154 in an inconsequential third ODI. Also, in the IPL Amla bagged two Hundreds for Kings XI Punjab. The South African opener reached the landmark in the seventh over of the innings as he pulled England pacer Steven Finn to the deep square leg fence for a boundary. Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs

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In May of 2014, after just one season, the Cavaliers fired Brown, who at that point, was the only head coach to get Cleveland to the NBA Finals . And while Durant has been a huge factor in why the Warriors have looked so deadly, Stephen Curry deserves his fair praise. We've got to come out and play. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India crush Bangladesh by 240 runs in warm-up game

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Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Dinesh Karthik (94) hit two boundaries apiece to ensure India reached 48 for two at the end of the first powerplay. Bangladesh came to bat next and they did not recover right from the early collapse since wickets were falling at regular intervals with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav taking 3 wickets each and the pair gave away just 29 runs for their 6 wickets scalp. Read More »

LeBron James: Chasing Michael Jordan a 'Personal Goal'

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James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points. Golden State has won 12 straight games to begin the playoffs and has a chance to do something that no other team has done if they were able to pull off the sweep. Read More »

Takuma Sato wins Indy 500, Alonso retires with engine failure

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Sato erased that legacy to become the first Japanese driver to win the race. Sato claimed his first 500 win , holding off three-time victor Helio Castroneves in the sixth-closest finish in the race's history. To me it is a hard race to win. "I still just can not believe it". "It's a shame. Who knows what it could be?" "We pitted just before the last caution which put us back up front". Read More »

LBJ set to continue what's become summer tradition at NBA Finals

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They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the frenzied Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston's Terry Rozier. After LeBron James picked up four fouls in the first half, the Celtics were in position to turn the tide of the series. Kelly Olynyk once again had a solid role as he scored 15 points, two less than Jae Crowder . Read More »

Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open

Fourth seed Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he began his quest for a 10th title with a straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire of France. It was the flawless way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but there is still work to do for the world number two whose form has dropped off since he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris 12 months ago. Read More »

Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

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And since 2000, the NBA Finals has pumped out a 36-48-5 O/U count (57 percent Unders). "I can't lie", Durant said of his latest trip to the finals compared to his first. Using that as a barometer, LeBron James won't face much pressure at all. That is not a luxury the Cavs , who are powered by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , can afford if they hope to upset the Warriors . Read More »

Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

The Warriors then stunned the league in the offseason by adding 2014 MVP Kevin Durant . - The Warriors (118.3) and Cavaliers (116.8) rank first and second in the playoffs in points scored per game. The 29-year-old is having the best post-season of his life, averaging 28.6 points on 50.2 per cent shooting from the field and 43.1 per cent from three-point range - all career bests. Read More »

Diego Costa Would Only Leave Chelsea For One Club

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Costa, who joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014, added of his future: "I'm very calm, the only conversation I've had is with the club, for them to call my people to know what's going to happen". When he was asked to comment on the improved for of Michy Batshuayi that he appeared to give a hint that his time at Chelsea is coming to an end. Read More »

Denver sportswriter fired after tweet about Indy 500 winner

Terry Frei , a sports reporter for the Denver Post , fired off a questionable tweet shortly after Japanese race auto driver Takuma Sato hailed victory in the illustrious Indy 500 . "We hope you will accept our profound apologies", the paper's statement added. Sato has thus far stayed mum on Frei's comments. But, clearly the Denver sportsman felt queasy that the winning driver was a man who hails from a country America fought in World War II. Read More »

Two-year extension for relieved Wenger

His business has been blamed for the club's dire campaign, and this season we finished in our lowest league position since Wenger joined, and the club is keen on returning to the Champions League for the 2018-19 season. Wenger's contract runs out at the end of June. With his reign set to reach 23 years if he sees out the new deal, Wenger has a chance to salvage what was in danger of becoming a tarnished reputation. Read More »