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F1: Hami resists Vettel to claim Spanish GP pole

It had been changed once that morning, by routine, and once again when the replacement developed a water leak. This is Hamilton's third pole this season, and the 64th of his career. Kimi [Raikkonen]'s crew helped out too. One side of the garage had one or two mechanics and the other side was completely crowded, like bees hovering around the vehicle. Read More »

Arsenal demolish Stoke 4-1 in battle for top four


The Champions League was a consolation prize. Yet is that legend about to vanish at the 20th attempt? "I think Liverpool will have to win their final two games of the season to make the top four, because I think Arsenal are going to win all three of theirs". Read More »

Eden Hazard believes he can win Ballon d'Or playing for Chelsea

Eden Hazard accepts he may have to wait for perennial winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to retire before winning the Ballon d'Or, but sees no reason he can't win it with a clean sweep of trophies with Chelsea and Belgium. We also are trying to interact with Ronaldo's agent. We may wish to look at the records he keeps breaking in the Uefa Champions League even when Messi is out of it. Read More »

Oilers take command of series with another win in Anaheim

Like a year ago the Ducks may have to sit John Gibson if they are going to win, but after riding with him in their 1st round sweep of the Calgary Flames it's time for the Ducks to play better in front of him. While the Ducks were prioritizing their shutdown of McDavid, they created opportunities for other players on the team. They have players who capitalize on errors , where teams that have been out for a while maybe don't do that as often. Read More »

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Picks Apart Jessica Andrade


But the women in the 115-pound division still have a long way to go to get close to champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She also forced a relentless Andrade to switch stances by creating bad swelling in two spots on her lead left leg with constant kicks. Read More »

Anaheim Ducks: Game seven is deja vu for the Ducks

American Watson scored early in the second to give the Predators their first lead of the game but then Anaheim defenseman Hampus Lindholm tied it 2-2 with a wrist shot from the left point that glanced off the post and in. I'm done picking against Nashville as it has the clear edge in goal here and is 2-0 all-time vs. the Ducks in the playoffs. Getzlaf, who leads all Ducks with 15 points, and Perry were major reasons the Ducks were able to buckle down and edge the upstart Oilers. Read More »

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois


With the national team I took over in the worst period. "For sure now I am a bit relaxed", Conte said. A big win. At this stage of the season, to win is great. We shall have to wait and see. We must focus and prepare well for this game. The Baggies have only scored a goal in two of their last nine Premier League fixtures, failing to score at all in their other seven matches since the start of March. Read More »

Rosen | Rockets roll over as Spurs dominate Game 6 to win series

That's a testament to head coach Gregg Popovich, who continues to prove himself to be one of the top coaches in the professional sports ranks. Pop and his Spurs have the ultimate test in the Western Conference Finals against the two-time defending conference champion Golden State Warriors. Read More »

Bohls: Leonard-less Spurs launch misfiring Rockets into offseason

The Spurs will have to win in Houston for the second time this series to avoid a Game 7 in San Antonio. But he had a tough game Thursday. That's a testament to head coach Gregg Popovich, who continues to prove himself to be one of the top coaches in the professional sports ranks. Read More »

Juventus And Real Madrid Deserve Champions League Final Spots Admits Andres Iniesta

And even though Real have the chance to claim a 12th European Cup after qualifying for the final this week, success in the Primera Division is nearly as important following the disappointments over the past few seasons. "The gaffer was a player, he understands the dressing room and that makes his job easier". Real were without the injured Gareth Bale for both legs of the semi-final. Read More »

Alabama softball falls to Ole Miss in SEC Tournament semifinals


Ole Miss will learn their NCAA Regional destination Sunday night. Lee, a former Harrison Central and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College standout, pitched a complete game. Allie Walljasper came on and got the final two outs of the sixth. The Rebels added a third run later in the frame when a stolen base attempt by Kylan Becker led to a throwing error that allowed Strother to score. Read More »

Draymond Green Calls Out Kelly Olynyk for Being a 'Dirty Player'


During Washington's Game 3 win over Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Oubre shoved Olynyk to the floor for what he thought was a dirty screen. "Everyone has their own opinion, but I don't agree (with) it", Bradley said. "I know who I am, I know what I do, I know what I stand for, my teammates know, and that's all that matters". Read More »

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: Of course I want to stay here


Seventeen matches in seven weeks with 16 players is impossible. "It's not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense and a effect of our situation". The Red Devils have a 100% record at home in the Europa League - six wins from six - and will fancy their chance of getting past Celta. I don't think the Old Trafford atmosphere is consistent. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to play Game 1 for Spurs

Gasol's game was just as important even with just 10 points. Stop it. No way. LaMarcus Aldridge paced the offense by scoring 34 points for the short-handed Spurs, who routed the Rockets despite the absence of top scorer Kawhi Leonard and star guard Tony Parker. Read More »

David Moyes' side relegated after Bournemouth loss


All things considered, Sunderland's relegation was inevitable and unescapable. They certainly can't say David Moyes didn't warn them. Having taken just one point from a possible 45 on their travels, Hull's chorinic problmems on the road are in danger of dragging them under. Read More »

Penguins top Capitals in series opener

The doors to the Washington Capitals' locker room stayed shut for more than 10 minutes. Bonino has scored 14 career playoff goals and six of them have been game winners. "Everyone knows how good a player he is, I just think he's a terrific leader, as well". "I don't know if I've played with a quicker goalie", Cullen said. Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal do not need Champions League money


Since the Premier League's inception in 1992/93 there have been 16 occasions where clubs have gone on an unbeaten run stretching beyond 20 matches. 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. Read More »

Predators fans' unique way of getting psyched up ahead of Game 4

NY has won three straight playoff games at Madison Square Garden after losing six straight on home ice, including Game 3 of the first round against Montreal. "They're talking to the's been that way all series". St. Louis captain Alex Pietrangelo also wasn't happy with the way the officials called the penalties from the scrum. Read More »

Geico 500 starting lineup, NASCAR at Talladega race order, drivers, start time

There are plenty of storylines as the race gets underway: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. get another win at his favorite racetrack before he retires at the end of the season? It was a popular victory as it got legendary owner Jack Roush back in victory lane and Stenhouse celebrated with his fellow competitor and girlfriend Danica Patrick. Read More »

Frankie Edgar Earns Dominant Doctor's Stoppage Win Over Yair Rodriguez


Edgar briefly passes guard, but then is quickly back into it again. Having secured the takedown, Edgar proceeded to rearrange his opponent's face, earning a likely 10-8 win in the first round. Rodriguez's left eye is essentially swollen shut at this stage and it's only going to get worse as Edgar batters down more offense. Round 2. Rodriguez's eye is a mess. Read More »

Arsenal's "fighting spirit" has returned, says Wenger


Any failure from Liverpool to secure maximum points would give Arsenal the opportunity to rise into the top-four in midweek, as the Gunners are due to play Sunderland before finishing their Premier League campaign at home to Everton. Bellerin is expected to play all three games and possibly the FA Cup final against Chelsea on the 27th May, if Oxlade-Chamberlain fails to recover. Read More »

Ricciardo fifth, Vettel on pole in Russian Federation

The writing however, had been on the wall. "I'm just keen to prove more in the next few races", he added. Kimi Raikkonen had a majestic weekend in Sochi, finishing on the podium for the first time since last year's Austrian Grand Prix before clocking the fastest lap of 1:36.844 on lap 49. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in PPV Bout


Unfortunately, that was the date pencilled in for Conor McGregor's superfight against retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jnr. "The fight is done", Alvarez revealed. All three scorecards came in at 120-108 for the 164.5 lb Catchweight affair, with Boxing Base tallying the action at 119-109. Chavez faced a $1 million-per-pound penalty. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reflects on "hardest season" in management


Mourinho accepts it could well be seen as a season-defining match, but believes the groundwork put in during this taxing first season means the campaign has been a success already. Rio Ferdinand has noted that Michael Carrick, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney will be unhappy with Manchester United's predicament in spite of seeing their side reach the Europa League final. Read More »