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5 reasons why Chelsea won the Premier League title


The Chelsea boss threw on Willian and Batshuayi for Pedro and Hazard as the half entered its final stages and a man seemingly surplus to requirements picked his moment, tucking beyond Foster as his team-mates exorcised demons of last term's underachievement with a fifth title of the Roman Abramovich reign. Read More »

Tottenham's Son Heung-min is Premier League player of month

Son Heung-min played a key part in that run of form, scoring five times during the month and himself being rewarded with the Player of the Month gong. Twenty years is a massive advantage. It's not a criticism [of Wenger]. "Maybe it was not the best comment from him, but because I respect him, I love him, I understand what he tries to say". Read More »

Cleveland native, former Buckeye Marshon Lattimore goes to New Orleans Saints


The Ohio State Buckeyes have been one of the best college football teams in the country over the last few years, so it's no surprise to see a handful of Buckeyes getting consideration in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft . "I have been dreaming of this for a long time", Adams said. When Lattimore intercepted the pass in the Tulsa game last season, I was certain he was going to take it in for a score. Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets, advance to West finals

No one should be able to say that after his next big game. LaMarcus Aldridge paced a balanced and breathtaking offensive effort, and the short-handed Spurs rolled into the Western Conference finals with a 114-75 dismantling of the Rockets on Thursday night at Toyota Center. Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets, advance to West finals

No one should be able to say that after his next big game. LaMarcus Aldridge paced a balanced and breathtaking offensive effort, and the short-handed Spurs rolled into the Western Conference finals with a 114-75 dismantling of the Rockets on Thursday night at Toyota Center. Read More »

Matt Harvey was partying at club until 4 am day of absence


Yet, the optics of negative fan reception at home may have factored in to the scheduling change. The New York Daily News reported that Harvey's suspension was for "a compilation of issues dating back to a year ago". Sources close to the Mets indicated that Harvey's night out was an attempt to blow off steam following the shock of the Lima-Edelman situation. Samardzija also isn't the pitcher you want trying to get the team back on track, as he's had no success this season and has an ERA ... Read More »

Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games


Yes, if it's the Pens who lose it - and against the Caps. Does it feel like we've seen this fish before? Pittsburgh just finds ways to execute down the stretch and is an experienced playoff team that knows it has the Capitals on the ropes. Read More »

Chicago Cubs promote Ian Happ to big leagues


Happ joins the Major League team after posting a.298 batting average with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in 116 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. But if promoted, Happ would be viewed as only a short-term fix to the Cubs' current health woes. Read More »

Rory McIlroy re-aggravates back injury, plans to finish TPC


Phil Mickelson didn't get in a practice round this week and still shot 70. "So it's, it might just be a flare-up of what happened previously and I just need to rest for a few days and it might be okay". CANTLAY CAN PLAY: In his first start Patrick Cantlay was one of just two players to hit 17 of 18 greens joining Lucas Glover on his way to an opening 3-under 69. Read More »

Spurs cruise into Conference finals

The Spurs know that limiting Golden State's 3-point shooting will be a key in the next round, just as slowing Houston from long range was in the conference semifinals. Clint Capela finished with a double-double, 15 points and 12 rebounds. James Harden went up for a 3-pointer, changed his mind and tossed the ball between two teammates. Read More »

Madrid Open: Djokovic gets walkover to semis as injured Nishikori withdraws

The early signs were positive for the 12-time Grand Slam champion as despite losing his service in the opening game, he broke straight back to start a six-game streak to romp through the first set. In the women's draw, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals after top-seeded Angelique Kerber retired with a left thigh injury in the second set. Read More »

Chelsea Premier League champions - and Arsenal helped them do it - Paul Merson


That support always helps, we know that, and it's important for us to play well in order to deserve any plaudits we get - that is certainly our intention. Gabbiadini curled a free-kick wide before Cech was called into action again, touching a powerful Nathan Redmond effort over the crossbar. Picked out by Mesut Ozil, he cut inside Saints centre-backs Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens, leaving both on the deck, before finishing crisply. Read More »

Arsenal must be 'strong together' - Wenger


Stoke are now regular participants in the Premier League for years, and that means that anybody who goes there is in trouble. "We don't know how bad it is", said Wenger. It remains to be seen whether Saido Berahino, still yet to score for the club since joining from West Brom in January, is restored to the starting line-up having recovered from the illness he was hit by in the build-up to last weekend's match at Bournemouth. Read More »

Chelsea star proved Jose Mourinho wrong this season - Phil Thompson


It's great for me in my first season. "It's not easy to play in this league", he said. "I think he's going to be backed in the summer, and he does need backing". "There's no better feeling than this in football". "Michy hasn't played as much football as he would want but to score the victor is great for him". Read More »

Kawhi Leonard says he will play in Game 6

Jonathon Simmons , who is averaging 6.2 points in nearly 18 minutes, will start at small forward. He started feeling sick prior to the series against the Spurs, which also explains why he struggled at the beginning of the series (combined for 33 points on 9-30 shooting in games 1 & 2). Read More »

Rangers fan arrested over 'racist abuse of Celtic player'

Second place in the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership looks beyond Rangers given Aberdeen have a nine-point lead and a far superior goal difference, but Miller knows they have to begin the process of recovering from Saturday's record 5-1 home defeat by Celtic. Read More »

Antonio Conte adored by Chelsea fans on social media

He attributed the feat to hard work, dedication, commitment, tactical acumen of Coach Antonio Conte and impeccable support of Owner Roman Abramovich and fans across the globe. "We did feel a bit nervous because of the pressure to be champions". They dominated possession against eighth-placed West Brom, who had little to play for but pride, and rained in shots before halftime, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro going closest while Diego Costa sent another effort over the bar. Read More »

Paul Pogba's father dies at 79


Fassou is said to have been treated for a long-term illness before his death. Though he only ever played football at amateur level, he did play a key role in all of his son's professional careers, coaching them from an early age along with local children in Roissy-en-Brie. Read More »

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has victor as Pens beat Caps

The pesky Tampa Bay Lightning, lifted by outstanding play from its backup goalie at one end of the ice, used a counterattacking strategy to nearly clinically exploit and capitalize on the Penguins' up-tempo, puck-pressuring style. "He was risky. He was attacking". While Sidney Crosby is Sidney Crosby , the Penguins need more from center Evgeni Malkin and his line, which was shut out in Game 1. Read More »

Mets suspend Matt Harvey three games for violation of team rules

Collins indicated he was aware that a suspension could be on the horizon for Harvey. This year in six starts Harvey is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a -0.2 fWAR. Harvey has largely disappointed so far this season, posting a 2-2 record and a 5.14 ERA in six starts as he returns from season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Read More »

Preds look to oust Ducks in playoffs again

The Ducks are slight series favourites on Sports Interaction NHL odds. Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71), from Russian Federation, skates with the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) defends, during the first period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference sem. Read More »