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Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss to Marlins

Making matters worse, the Braves lost second baseman Brandon Phillips in the fifth inning due to a right knee. He was examined by a trainer and stayed in the game but was replaced in the sixth as the thumb stiffened. Ramirez permitted just one unearned run in 7 masterful innings, punching out three and allowing seven hits. Angels fans and fantasy baseball players all over the world are now holding their breaths as they wait for a possible timetable if he needs to miss any time from it. Read More »

Arsenal board warn Arsene Wenger to stop dithering in transfer market

But, with no Champions League football to offer to potential new recruits, Wenger still faces a tough task to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004. "If he doesn't run to the ball, I can go out and claim the ball but now because he runs I stop and then Sanchez takes advantage". The Gunners began brightly and the talismanic Alexis Sanchez rammed in his 30 goal of the season in controversial circumstances in the fourth minute, with the linesman initially ruling it out ... Read More »

Champions League Bale fit and raring to go for Cardiff final

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Barcelona had defeated the Bianconeri in the 2015 final and Chiellini feels that the side have learnt their lessons from that defeat and are well-equipped to end the club's continental trophy drought. I will not say what I have decided. I always dreamed I'd play a Champions League final , but never in my home town. "I think Isco has been fantastic". Read More »

World No.1 Andy Murray looks for French Open tonic

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In the second, Murray lost his way by dropping four straight games and Kuznetsov didn't need a second invitation to close out the set and hope to carry the momentum into the third. By now, it has come to be repeated, nearly ad nauseam , that the Murray of 2017 pales in comparison to the Murray of 2016 who claimed the world No 1 ranking on back of some scintillating performances. Read More »

Bale 'not 100 percent' for Cardiff final

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Juve are seeking their first Champions League crown since 1996. "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm working to be available at some capacity in the final", Bale said, via AP. Gareth Bale fought through the pain, obliged to take pills to get him through training and matches, but he concedes that the Champions League final in his home city might still have come to soon for him to start. Read More »

Does Wayne Rooney have a point about Tottenham Hotspur?

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Twenty-two people were killed and more than 100 others injured as a result of a suicide bomber attack following a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. Rooney knows what he's going to do, he just won't share. United won the trophy for the first time, courtesy of goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan , despite seeing only 33 per cent of possession at the Friends Arena and registering just four shots on target. Read More »

Cavaliers make it three-in-a-row

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LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as Cleveland beat Boston 135-102 Thursday to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals . Read More »

Harry Kane eyes Premier League goals century by end of next season

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Some will remain sceptical over the situation as ultimately with their competitors able to offer more lucrative deals, with players desperately pushing to win silverware combined with exorbitant transfer fees that may force them to think twice, it could all add up to high-profile departures this summer. Read More »

Roach still hopeful of Mayweather choosing Pacquiao rematch

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The latter has signed his half of the deal . I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. Read More »

Wenger to know Arsenal fate today

Arsene Wenger has "total dominance" at Arsenal but would not have lasted a year at Real Madrid, according to Tony Adams . Arsenal will miss out on the lucrative Champions League next term for the first time since Wenger took charge in 1996. Read More »

The Baseline Player of the Week: Alexander Zverev

Agassi won eight Grand Slam titles, including the French Open in 1999, before retiring in 2006. "He's going to stay only to a certain time, and then we'll see after that what's going to happen". "I'm very happy with the way I played and my performance all week, I think today was one of the best matches I ever played", said Zverev. "If I have only half of the career Novak has had, I'll be fine", Zverev said when asked if he can follow in Djokovic's footsteps. Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees to new deal with Arsenal

They finished the league season with five successive victories, but it was not enough to carry them above Liverpool to take the fourth and final Champions League spot. Not Bad: Arsene Wenger lifts a record seventh FA Cup last weekend at Wembley and has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2019. Read More »

Man City Sign £60m Silva From Monaco

Silva further said that he is looking forward to perform at the best of his abilities to help City reach their goals . Silva has been tipped to join rivals Manchester United this summer, but City appear to have won the race for the Portugal global. Read More »

Zidane calm with Real Madrid one point away from title

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Ronaldo scored a goal on either side of half time , using his left foot for both, giving Real a little cushion before the potentially title-clinching trip to Malaga on Sunday. "It is not usual for me to have a miss like that, but it can happen to human beings who can make mistakes too". "We have two matches to play, two finals, and then it's all over in the league". Read More »

FC Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new first team coach

Valverde has a range of managerial experience at various clubs but now he is in charge of one of world football's heavyweights. Bartomeu insisted that some of the reasons he was chosen included his "love of youth football: and that he "uses new technology during training as well as in the games". Read More »

3 things to watch for in Celtics - Cavs Game 5

Cleveland's road hasn't been quite as easy, though they only have one loss and still haven't really been tested. It is not often that one can make a case that Game 5 is a must win for both teams, but here we are. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series . Read More »

Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

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Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The Penguins jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period , after a controversial offsides call that disallowed a Predators goal. If the Predators slightly had the better of play in the opening period, they dominated in the second and third periods . The Penguins are a great team and could easily put up some big numbers in game two while Nashville either wilts or comes back from a disappointing result in the opener. Read More »

Nadal launches French Open title bid

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The Serbian recovered from a set down to defeat Andy Murray and complete the Grand Slam of major titles in Paris previous year. Title-holder Djokovic strolled through his opener against Marcel Granollers of Spain, advancing 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Read More »

Steve Kerr not healthy enough to coach Golden State Warriors on Thursday

They're not really looking to post to try to punish us on the block". I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? I would say that I've gotten a little bit better. That's why I'm here talking to you now. They've been right at the top, best team in the league for three years straight now. "He looked healthy enough a year ago", Durant said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future has been decided

Separating Wenger from Arsenal is just too hard a step for the club's board of directors. Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - and believes the Premier League club only have themselves to blame. Read More »

Rory McIlroy Out Of BMW PGA Championship

Jamieson and Storm were level with him on five-under after Jamieson birdied the 16th and two more Englishmen, Daniel Brooks and David Horsey, were two shots further back on three-under after playing 15 and six holes respectively. "There's been some criticism on social media but that's my decision and if you're not happy with it that's your problem", said the Belgian, who won a record four points on his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine a year ago. Read More »