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Elmohamady upbeat on survival chances

We didn't make them produce their brilliant talent, we gifted them five goals. Honeyman was the first Sunderland player to have an attempt on goal when he ought to have tested goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic with a header from Jones' cross. He will not be cheap. City never looked back after David Silva's 50th goal for the club in the second minute although it was not until the second half that the floodgates opened with Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi all ... Read More »

San Antonio Spurs: Unlikely stars win Game 5 vs. Rockets

He tried to return, playing limited minutes, then sat out for the entire overtime period. Leonard did all he could to keep San Antonio in the game, scoring six straight points and providing tough defense that allowed the Spurs to claw back to 75-71 on a dunk by Simmons at the 5:37 mark of the period. Read More »

Joe Maddon cites "sleep deprivation" for Cubs' slow start


No one has had a chance to settle in". "As of right now I'm not ready to just give up on anything like that", Maddon told reporters Wednesday, via the Chicago Sun-Times . The biggest thing for me is defense. "Those are our bedrocks of our stability of our performance". On the starting pitching front, Brett Anderson suffered a back injury and has a 8.18 ERA, 2015 National League Cy Young victor Jake Arrieta has a 5.35 ERA and 38-year-old John Lackey has a 4.29 ERA. Read More »

Sunderland boss Moyes hails Everton target Pickford: Just like Hart!

Leaders Chelsea host Middlesbrough on Tuesday (NZT) needing just six points from their last four games after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur went down 1-0 at West Ham United on Saturday (NZT). If only Sunderland could keep them both. "It can swing so quickly the other way", Clement said. Victor Anichebe has not scored in 12 league games since his two-goal haul against Hull at the KCOM Stadium in November. Read More »

Team India announced for Champions Trophy


Prasad told reporters. "I am delighted to be returning to the India side for the 50-over ICC tournament and look forward to making a meaningful contribution as the side aims to defend its title", Yuvraj was quoted as saying in an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement. Read More »

With Supporting Cast Stepping Up, Isaiah Thomas Plays Facilitator In Game 5

Isaiah Thomas just got fined an absurd amount of money for telling a fan, "I will f*ck you up". "I just thought we all came out with a better sense of objective today than we probably did in those games", Stevens said. Kind of like the "walk-off" hit in baseball and the "edge" pass-rusher in football, the "two-way player" in basketball is one of those sports terms that seemingly popped up out of nowhere in recent years and quickly became one of the media's favorite phrases. Read More »

Raptors get tough, beat Bucks to tie series at 2-2

The Milwaukee Bucks finished sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 42-40 record. They have more tools in the shed, more all-around ability on the floor, they can go big, they can go small, and when the team's players are all playing up to their potential, they are superior to the Bucks . Read More »

Garcia makes hole-in-one at Players' famed island-green 17th

Last year, Will Wilcox made the first one in 14 years and on Wednesday, Rickie Fowler made one in a practice round. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the BMW South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg. "I played some good golf out there and unfortunately not on the last two", Scott said after settling for a 70. World number three Day tied the Stadium Course record here previous year with an opening 63. Read More »

Modi speaks to new South Korean President

This, in turn, could alarm a more conservative Washington. He also pledged to strengthen South Korea's alliance with the US. How Moon deals with THAAD will signal the course of his policy toward all the nations surrounding South Korea. That is South Korea's formal name. Beijing has branded THAAD and its powerful radar as a threat to its security and has retaliated against some South Korean firms. Read More »

Closing arguments underway in ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

Smith said Simmons was so trusted by Brown and her staff, that "If Ronnie said it was OK, she believed him". Federal authorities found that Brown, Elias, and Carla Wiley, the foundation's president, instead spent $200,000 of the group's funds on National Football League tickets, luxury vacations, plane tickets, auto repairs, and lavish events. Read More »

Ajax Amsterdam qualify for Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon


The Argentina goalkeeper has played 11 of the 14 Europa League matches this season but remains back-up to the outstanding De Gea, naturally leading to questions as to whether Mourinho will switch to the coveted Spaniard for the final. "I feel really, really sorry for them", said United manager Jose Mourinho, whose first reaction at fulltime was to console rival manager Eduardo Berizzo rather than celebrate with his players or United fans. Read More »

Pep Guardiola: 'Yaya Toure future already decided'


A contingent of experienced first-team players including Willy Caballero, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas and Yaya Toure, along with youngster Tosin Adarabioyo, are understood to be in the final few weeks of their deals at the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Real Madrid end Atletico's Champions League dream again


Regardless of the loss, Atletico manager Diego Simeone was justifiably proud of his side given their defiant performance, and former Champions League victor Ferdinand admitted that their display - along wioth Real's emphatic first-leg victory - showed just how far ahead of the Premier League's best that Spain's elite were. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green for Kelly Olynyk comments

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), of Dominican Republic, and Kelly Olynyk, back center, of Canada, during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round National Basketball Association basket. Read More »

Captain Wayne Rooney keen to remain at Manchester United next season

The victor of the Europa League earns a place in next season's Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that has only played in Europe's top competition for one of the last three seasons. "We are giving everything we can, the players, myself, everyone". The skipper committed his immediate future to United in February amid interest from China, saying he wanted to remain at the club during this "exciting time" - a period that could soon bring Europa League glory. Read More »

'Confident' Capitals appear poised to finish off comeback vs. Penguins

The Capitals appeared on the verge of another unceremonious exit at the hands of the Penguins going into the third period of Game 5 . "You've got an opportunity to win a game like this and win a series at home". The play occurred with 2:14 to go in the first period. A three-time Cup victor, Williams is 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in seven chances in Game 7. Read More »

Phillies extend manager Mackanin's contract


The 65-year-old Mackanin has spent parts of three seasons at the helm in Philadelphia. Mackanin has posted a 121-160 mark as Philadelphia's manager. It would be better if everybody knows what their role is and when you are going to contribute. If it's the sixth, well, that person will throw the sixth. Read More »

Rockets Eliminated by Spurs in Game-6 Annihilation

Use any adjective you like to describe the poor effort put forth by the Rockets in Thursday's National Basketball Association playoff elimination game and you'll come to the same conclusion - it was bad. Simmons dogged Harden with his defense, holding him scoreless in the overtime on 0-for-3 shooting with three turnovers. San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) talks with guard Danny Green after Green was called for a technical foul during the second half in Game 6 of the team's NBA ... Read More »

Rohit, Shami back in 15-member squad for Champions Trophy


Off-spinner Ashwin returned to the side after skipping the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) with a hernia and Prasad said it was more tactical than anything else. Ajinkya Rahane has been included in the team as a backup opener to replace Rohit or Shikhar if either of them gets injured during the tournament. All player replacement requests from May 25 onwards will require the approval of the Event Technical Committee. Read More »

Patriots QB Tom Brady to be on cover of 'Madden NFL 18'


Strap in and get ready for Madden season, G.O.A.T. -style. Past year saw improvements to both mods and it now seems like everything is on the table for the 'G.O.A.T.' edition of the game. When he does play Madden , Brady said he usually finds himself overmatched by the oldest of his three children, 9-year-old Jack, who often chooses the Patriots as his team, forcing his father to compete against his own franchise. Read More »

Injury Forces Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis UFC 211 Cancellation


A featherweight bout between Jared Gordon and Michel Quinones will move from the UFC Fight Pass Prelims to take the Branch vs. Jotko slot on FX. Henry Cejudo is out at UFC 211 . Cejudo went on to say that he will be "back stronger than ever". According to MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn, Cejudo has withdrawn from seven fights in his career. Read More »