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Kane: Crystal Palace win a "perfect" result for Tottenham


Having seen rivals Chelsea secure a 4-2 victory over Southampton 24 hours earlier, Spurs faced a hard derby challenge in order to keep up the pressure on the Premier League leaders. Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 6, Kyle Walker 6, Eric Dier 6, Toby Alderweireld 6, Jan Vertonghen 6, Ben Davies 6, Victor Wanyama 5, Mousa Dembele 6, Christian Eriksen 7, Dele Alli 6, Harry Kane 6. Read More »

Eugenie Bouchard not happy Sharapova's back in action

Former world number one Kim Clijsters echoed that view, saying that Sharapova " has done her time and her punishment ". To know you were walking back out there was special. "It's a attractive chapter in her life", said Sharapova when asked about Williams. Vinci has questioned the decision to give the Russian wildcards, but it has been defended by WTA chief Steve Simon, who said it is in keeping with how former dopers are treated in other sports. Read More »

Hull City fans fear the worst after awful loss to Sunderland

Hull could have equalised but Evandro dragged his shot wide. "Ultimately there was big tension in some of the team ". "It's not a good moment but it's a moment to be calm". The 34-year-old will have no shortage of suitors after another productive season in which he contributed 14 league goals. "They tried to do everything too fast, and fast and well is not easy". Read More »

Juventus into CL finals post 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco


We shouldn't be conceding like that just because we switched off. "It's right to be enthusiastic, but we'll take it one step at a time . We need to win the second leg", he added. Juventus hasn't lost a game so far in Champions League play, winning eight of the 11 games it has played and drawing the other three. But Alves had a man-of-the-match performance against Monaco , setting up Mario Mandzukic's opener in the 33rd minute before getting on the scoresheet himself on the stroke of ... Read More »

England beats Ireland by 85 runs in 2nd ODI, wins series

Joe Root's shined with the bat, scoring 73 runs, and also the ball, picking up three wickets to drive England home to an 85 run win in the second ODI against Ireland and the win the two-match series. Porterfield fielded first after winning the toss in overcast conditions that promised to assist his seamers. The Decision of his, all the more understandable given Ireland's embarrassing batting at Bristol . Read More »

Form Jonny Bairstow still unsure of England ODI spot

Root made a fluent 73 to lay the platform for England's imposing total of 328 for six and he took three wickets with his part-time off-spinners to help the hosts win the series 2-0. His decision was all the more understandable given Ireland's embarrassing batting display on Friday. While batting first, England set the target of 329 runs for Ireland which the visitors failed to achieve as they were bundled out for 243 in 46.1 overs. Read More »

DB Conley, accused of rape, taken by Raiders

Conley has said he is innocent of the rape allegations, and the Raiders apparently trust him enough to make him a first round pick. He has agreed to meet with detectives Monday and will submit his DNA, attorney Kevin Spellacy said. Wait until you get eyes on him in training camp or in preseason action, if possible, before making a final decision on him. Lynch was born and raised in Oakland and played college ball nearby at California. Read More »

Bottas plays down late-race Vettel threat

That's how it's going to play out. "First win and hopefully first of's a good feeling". I slowed before corner four and he didn't want to go. "I think through the race I understood it. Speed-wise I think I know where it is". For me it made no difference: there was one Mercedes in front of us. Read More »

Playoff Roundup: Ducks find offense to get Game 3 win over Oilers

The night got off to an unusual start when the microphone failed to work as Canadian country singer Brett Kissel came out to sing the USA anthem, decked out in an Oilers jersey and guitar. The Ducks lost the first two games of a series at home twice in the previous three postseasons, eventually losing those series to Nashville and Los Angeles. Read More »

Warriors close out sweep of Jazz in dominant fashion

Draymond Green registered his third career postseason triple-double by way of 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame an injury to Kawhi Leonard to beat James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 in overtime on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second-playoff series. Read More »

Jamie Carragher's description of Manchester United's away form is undeniably true

Or we could put it down to what it actually is - Mourinho is an extremely negative coach, incapable of setting his team up to break down teams at home, and too cautious to try beat big sides in away games. If you take United [against Arsenal] there's no doubt they were a back six with Mkhitaryan and Mata - and for me that has to be adapted, moving forward. Read More »

Matt Harvey: Collins confirms Matt Harvey starting Friday


Manager Terry Collins said players were likely distracted by the Harvey news, which they learned during a meeting shortly after 10:30 a.m. "Hopefully he gets behind us and we can move forward and go back to the way we were playing the last week", said Collins. Read More »

FIFA Ethics Committee were investigating hundreds of cases: Borbely


The Council recommended replacing Eckert with Vassilios Skouris of Greece, a former president of the European Court of Justice. Eckert also helped judge a case against Infantino a year ago that ended in no action being taken over his use of private flights provided by Russian and Qatari interests. Read More »

Marco Silva: Hull players were too tense in Sunderland defeat


The defeat means Silva lost for the first time in a home league game since March 2014, 42 games ago, but the Portuguese boss says that record does not matter. Second-half surges have become something of a hallmark for Silva's City at the KCOM and the game burst into life right after the restart as Eldin Jakupovic denied Defoe one-on-one before former Sunderland midfielder N'Diaye somehow scuffed wide from three yards out after more electric work down the left by Grosicki. Read More »

Rockets C Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

Over in the West, the Rockets shot out to a 12-point lead over Texan rivals the Spurs by the end of the first quarter and were never headed. The Rockets and Spurs series has been a battle back in forth like many of us had hoped, but the actual game to game results have been extremely noncompetitive. Read More »

Sam Allardyce: Crystal Palace boss does not want favours


We've miss that this season a lot". For all his firmly-held beliefs in the way to play, it seems that the changeability of the English game is also something Guardiola has absorbed. Yet they made the same mistake at the start of the second half. Things got messy for Palace after the break, from the moment De Bruyne collected Silva's pass and cut the ball back for Kompany who could have easily been mistaken for the absent Sergio Aguero with a powerful shot finding the net from 15 meters ... Read More »

Teams that improved the most after the 2017 NFL Draft

After the top 10, teams only drafted six offensive players in the rest of the first round. If you were to tell anyone you knew who Mitchell Trubisky was a year ago let alone he would become the #2 overall pick you would nearly certainly be lying. Read More »

Cubs, Rockies postponed by rain


The Cubs (16-15) have dropped seven of their past 11 games. The Cubs were never.500 a year ago but in 2015, they were.500 as late as May 10, when they were 15-15. Anthony Rizzo's run-scoring ground out gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the third after Schwarber led off with a double and took third on a ground out. Read More »

'Stud' Ginobili thwarts Rockets with stunning block

This is only the second National Basketball Association playoff series in which teams split the first two games with each winning by at least 25 points. Sure, Harden looked exhausted, and he took a (mostly uncalled) beating in this game, but the fact remains that the Rockets had the Spurs on the ropes, and instead of coming through with timely clutch plays within the system, The Beard wilted under the heat in a Westbrookian display of "why"? Wall had seven points, three assists and two ... Read More »

Moyes unsure of future following relegation


Just think back 12 months to the second last home game of last season, a thrilling 3-2 victory over Chelsea, in front of a vibrant crowd who produced an unbelievable atmosphere. You have to give Sunderland credit, they don't hang about. Criticised by fans for his negative tactics and charged by the Football Association following his crude comments to a television reporter, it would be no surprise if Moyes parts company with Sunderland during the close-season. Read More »

Inter Milan sack coach Pioli


Inter confirmed that Primavera (youth team) coach Stefano Vecchi would take charge for the club's final three games of the season, against Sassuolo, Lazio and Udinese. Inter had raced to a 2-1 lead at Fiorentina on April 22 only to see La Viola score four goals in 15, second-half minutes. His deal at Atletico Madrid expires at the end of next season. Read More »

Moyes to remain at Sunderland


It was Hull's first home defeat under manager Marco Silva , who rued costly lapses in concentration but put on a fearless face ahead of what will be a tense home straight. "But we do know how good Jordan is and wherever Jordan goes - if he goes - then it would need to be a really, really big price". "We played well enough in the games but I thought today we had another similar performance to what we had recently". Read More »

Canelo Alvarez defeats Cesar Chavez Jr. by unanimous decision

For De La Hoya, the fight can happen anywhere in the globe. I'm a bit surprised by the line just because of how each fighter looked most recently. Alvarez had a 228-71 edge in punches landed against Chavez, and an 83-15 advantage in jabs landed, according to CompuBox. Read More »