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Garcias' 2-run homer lifts White Sox over Royals


Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits a single against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Chicago. "They've been the epitome of a solid bullpen", Renteria said about the unit, which has combined for a 1.96 ERA, second in the majors. Until we get through it ... Read More »

Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down


For having the confidence and belief that we can get on track once we get healthy, once we get our rotation set. once we put in our defensive schemes that we can be a good team. If the Wizards win, the Cavs will host the first two games. Lue jokingly said he wanted to speak with the beat writer in the hallway when the session was through. Read More »

Mets suspend pitcher Matt Harvey for 3 days


On Sunday, two hours before the Mets faced the Miami Marlins, Harvey was suspended three days without pay for violating team rules. Harvey has struggled this season, posting a 4.95 SIERA with only 20 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched through 6 starts. Read More »

Chelsea on target for EPL title


My players showed me great patience to wait for the right moment to hit". This season Lukaku has been isolated up front and left to do too much on his own with no support. "I didn't speak with the doctor about his (Luiz's) injury but I don't think it is a serious injury for him", he said. The striker came close in the first half with an effort which scooted just wide but, though he caused problems for David Luiz, he couldn't trouble goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Read More »

Chelsea become third team to win 300 Premier League home games

Marcos Alonso soon doubled Chelsea's advantage and Nemanja Matic completed the scoring after the interval to wrap up a comprehensive victory, relegating Middlesbrough in the process. Fabregas and Diego Costa both missed good chances created by Eden Hazard before Costa broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute. "Only this great season [from us] is pushing them to fight and, maybe, to win or not to win the title". Read More »

Costa stars as Chelsea move one step closer to glory


On Wednesday, Tottenham faces a Crystal Palace side whose win at Stamford Bridge earlier this month did much to reopen a title race that Conte will hope results such as this wrap up swiftly. Tottenham appear to have a more hard run-in, with fixtures against Palace, Arsenal, West Ham, Manchester United, Leicester and Hull. "We had a really important psychological test and our answer was good", manager Antonio Conte said. Read More »

Mets says Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee


He missed a mandatory workout on the eve of the 2015 playoffs, later apologizing to teammates and explaining that he had no excuse. He apologized for his late arrival, for which he was fined. The team already has dealt with several public relations issues this season. "Hopefully he learned from that", said Mets' Jose Reyes . Michael Conforto forced home runs with a pair of bases-loaded walks — he leads the major leagues with four bases-loaded walks — as the Mets won for the sixth time ... Read More »

Lucas Vazquez: 'Real Madrid have special connection with Champions League'

Real have an advantage over Barca with a game to spare. "We made such a strong start", he said. Describing it in such terms makes Atletico's task sound fairly achievable, even easy, whereas in reality it will be anything but simple. "We are going to fight for every point so that we can end up being champions". "We're in an important place in the absence of two matchdays and we have the dream of being able to confirm [third] in our next game". Read More »

Mumbai Indians opt to bat against Surisers

However, it was the returning Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi's (1/13) miserly early spell that got the ball rolling for the defending champions. Jasprit Bumrah have also been phenomenal with his "death" bowling. Yuvraj Singh walked out to bat with pain in his injured hand and perished for an 11-ball 9. Read More »

Mourinho Is Just Fine With Missing Out On Premier League Top Four

It's nice for them. "I think he did an incredible job and I think Alexis (Sanchez) knows his name because the kid has played really well and other players were trying to do everything", the Portuguese added. "I watched the (Liverpool) game and I've seen the penalty given by the referee (for a handball by Jack Stephens)". Spurs are already guaranteed a top four finish. Read More »

MRI on Mike Trout's tight hamstring looks normal, Angels say


He sat out three games because of a tight hamstring two years ago. Trout owns a.355/.446/.700 slash and.469 wOBA this season, both of which would be career-best marks. The Angels open a three-game series at Oakland on Monday. Trout was the AL's player of the month for April after batting.364 with 18 RBIs. Trout got the exam after sitting out for the third time in four games Sunday. Read More »

Jerome Bettis, Bart Scott latest victims of TV shakeups


Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis is yet another victim of the ESPN layoffs. Bettis worked primarily on the show "NFL Live", but also appeared on various other shows to talk about the NFL, but mainly to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers . Read More »

New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson arrested in Miami


Resisting an officer with violence to his person is a third-degree felony and punishable by up to five years in prison , five years probation and a $5,000 fine. "The defendant tensed his body and pushed Lt. Ortiz", the affidavit reads. Anderson, who stands 6'3 and 180 lbs, recorded 42 catches for nearly 600 yards as an undrafted rookie for the Jets in 2016. Read More »

Indian selectors name 15-member squad for Champions Trophy


There are no surprises in the squad selected for the ICC Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja - the highest wicket-taker of the same edition - will share the spin department with Ravichandran Ashwin. Will it be Manish Pandey who has done well for the Kolkata Knight Riders and has been in and out of the Indian team for the last few months? All the same, India are likely to go through selection conundrum. Read More »

Hayward, Jazz advance vs Warriors


Gordon Hayward led the way with a game-high 26 points with eight rebounds and three assists. Derrick Favors came off the bench to deliver 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while George Hill also scored 17, making 7 of 13 field goal attempts. Read More »

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha praises players' commitment after Partick Thistle win


Kris Doolan had given the Jags an early lead but Barrie McKay's 84th minute strike was followed up by Joe Garner inside stoppage time to complete the comeback. "I think we will be a little bit fitter next year than we have been". There were a lot of moments I really felt the passion from the players. 'I don't think numerous lads have played in Europe before, so it will be a challenge and something to look forward to, ' he said. Read More »

NBA Roundup 2: Cavs take 3-0 series lead

While James scored 35 points for the Cavs, Lowry did not play at all for the Raptors because of a sprained left ankle. "He just couldn't go", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said . There are demands that management not even consider the opportunity of bringing back the point guard who has been the crux of this team for the past four seasons. Read More »

Muntari vows to walk off again if racially abused


The Honorary Consul of Ghana to Italy, Massimiliano Colasuonno Taricone played a key role in overturning the one match ban on Ghana and Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. "Any form of racism on or outside the field is totally unacceptable and has no place in football". He was subsequently handed a one-match ban by Serie A's disciplinary committee, reports Xinhua news agency. Read More »

After plane tragedy, Brazil's Chapecoense win trophy


Brazilian club Chapecoense have lifted their first overall league championship since the air crash that killed 19 of their players in November. Nineteen players and staff died. Top clubs from Brazil and Argentina offered to loan players to Chapocense, who signed 25 new players this season and promoted nine from the youth team. Read More »

Dan Evans says Aljaz Bedene is 'not British' after Madrid Open loss


Three years ago, Evans made it clear that he did not believe Bedene should be eligible to play for Great Britain in the Davis Cup after already playing for Slovenia in the competition. He was broken in the opening game, but levelled at 5-5, only to be broken again immediately before Haase, 30, served out the first set. When it was put to Evans after the match that he is now fourth behind Bedene in the British rankings, he said: "Oh, so I'm third". Read More »

India to take part in Champions Trophy, says board

If I start thinking on those lines, there may be so many other guys in the [KKR] team who would be thinking of being in the Champions Trophy squad too and they would be thinking about their own individual performances then. More recently, it suggested that it will move the mooted financial model out of the constitution and revisit the issue during its annual conference in June - which provides more room for the BCCI to negotiate. Read More »

Leon's Hatty Powers Oilers Romp in Game 6


Obviously that set the tone for the whole night", said Draisaitl of the lead. But the fact McDavid didn't have a point in this game that also featured two goals and two assists by Mark Letestu, was the ultimate statement as Edmonton heads to Game 7 Wednesday in Anaheim. Read More »