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Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom: Courtois

We're in a great position now and if we were to throw it away we'd be devastated". While Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu remain sidelined, defender Jonny Evans faces a fitness test ahead of the clash against Chelsea. Chelsea are just three points away from being crowned the champions and can secure the trophy on Friday night by beating West Brom. And then he's playing in every game. Read More »

Formula One Spanish Grand Prix result

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The race went less well in 2016, when he was pushed wide by Nico Rosberg on the opening lap, causing the pair to clash and putting both drivers out of the race. It is the first time Alonso and McLaren have even reached Q3 this season. Sergio Perez took his Force India to eighth place on the grid, with Felipe Massa ninth for Williams. Read More »

Mistake costs Sebastian Vettel pole after stressful day

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Raikonnen, who clocked the fastest lap of one minute and 20.456 seconds, was almost 0.242 seconds quicker than championship leader Vettel. Which augers well for the race. "I had no chance", said Vettel over the radio. Mercedes brought major aerodynamic upgrades to Barcelona and have been attempting to bring the weight of their vehicle down to improve balance and tyre wear, while also using a new engine upgraded for reliability. Read More »

Cech: Spurs 'having their best season'

Could be, could be. Pochettino was understandably beaming, but he was eager to insist that beating Arsenal is going to become a minor target in Spurs' future seasons at their new stadium. We have a cup final. If you'd ask the players, I think they'd all agree that there isn't a whole lot that could diminish their happiness. "It was a tight game until they scored". Read More »

What Arsene Wenger Said After Tottenham vs Arsenal Match

Arsenal retain a game in hand, however, and their disappointment was mitigated by the fact top-four rivals Manchester City and Manchester United both dropped points earlier in the day. But overall Spurs deserved to win, we have to accept that and analyse it well. We obviously wanted to finish the last north London derby here on a high note and we did that. Read More »

Senators draw first blood in conference final

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That goal pushed Pageau into second all-time in playoff goals in a single season behind the franchise-record 14 Daniel Alfredsson scored when the Senators went to the Stanley Cup final in 2007. After Ron Hainsey did a nice jump of dumping and chasing the puck deep in the Ottawa zone, Chris Kunitz picked it up and fired a centering feed that Malkin deflected past Anderson with 5:35 left to tie the game. Read More »

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas: How I felt when West Ham beat Tottenham

The result mirrors a 1-0 West Ham victory in March 2016 which at the time prevented Pochettino's side from catching last season's champions Leicester City , although the manager put this down to an unfortunate coincidence. "I feel calm . But I'm disappointed , of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap ". I think we've definitely matured as a team. Read More »

Celtics put together strong team effort to win again at home

Wizards playoff series featured the return of Washington's Kelly Oubre , who was suspended earlier in the playoffs for shoving and knocking Kelly Olynyk to the floor. "For us to already go through that against a very good team, against an intense crowd". "I think they kind of surprised us". In Game 4, Wall had his breakout game, scoring 27 points, dishing out 12 assists and running the show to perfection for the Wizards , leading them to a 121-102 victory notching the series up ... Read More »

Right-back Zabaleta to leave Man City

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The scores remained the same after Mahrez's disallowed penalty, allowing Manchester City to tighten their grip on a Champions League place finish. Midfielder David Silva's goal and a Gabriel Jesus' penalty put them 2-0 ahead but Shinji Okazaki pulled a goal back with a spectacular strike just before half-time. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton back on pole for Spanish Grand Prix

Bottas, who will start from third tomorrow, passed both Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel on the 200mph race to turn two of the recent Russian Grand Prix en route to securing the first victory of his career. "We've prepared in the best way we can and hopefully put the vehicle in a much better position than the last race". "It's not a massive issue having the old engine". Read More »

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017

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The last time these two sides met, Royal Challenger Bangalore defeated Daredevils by 15 runs. Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair will be the players to watch out for Delhi, with all three batsmen when in attacking mode can chase down any given target on their given day. Read More »

Packers deal first-round choice for 2 later picks

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Listed at 6 feet, 212 pounds, Williams has similar measurables to Ty Montgomery , the converted receiver who turned into the starter in the backfield after Lacy got hurt in October. National Football League draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. compared Jamaal Williams to Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who rushed for 1,313 yards as a rookie last season. Read More »

Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double

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The Italian, victor of three Serie A titles as Juventus manager, has transformed Chelsea from flops to champions in one season with largely the same group of players. It was his first meeting with Roman Abramovich and Michael Emenalo, and he bore a list of players he needed to make Chelsea great again. Conte also has managed club captain John Terry's gradual fading out from the first team with grace and class. Read More »

Five questions in the English Premier League

City has 72 points, Liverpool 70, and Arsenal 69. Mesut Ozil also scored, finishing off a slick team move that showed the confidence Arsenal is starting to play with. Then if Liverpool lose 1-0 to West Ham and see off Middlesbrough 3-1 they too would finish on 73 points, 74 goals and a goal difference of 30. Swansea could be celebrating another season in the league on Sunday . Read More »

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Co-leaders though 18

McIlroy revealed on Thursday that back pain had disrupted his build-up to his first event since last month's Masters. Garcia - who claimed his first major at Augusta in April - scored a brilliant hole-in-one at the island green that is the 17 at the TPC Sawgrass course in Florida, setting the stage for Scott who immediately followed him. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Junior picks up NASCAR win

Earnhardt announced last week he's retiring at the end of the season, and this first of two stops at Talladega has him nostalgic for one of his favorite race tracks. The nose of Allmendinger's vehicle launched Elliott's into the air, and his auto landed on the hood of Joey Logano's Ford. Major names such as Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano , martin Truex Jr. Read More »

NBA Western final preview: Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Most people outside the organization aren't feeling sorry for the point guard, and were left scratching their heads at how such an elite player could perform so poorly in a game that mattered so much. This is the No. 1 issue ... at least heading into Game 1 . In fact, he went so far as to say, "To me, it's a joke to get on him". Much as every Spurs-Warriors game this season has been different. Read More »

UFC 211: Branch defeats Jotko by split decision

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Branch working some early ground and pound here from in Jotko's guard. Jotko was pushed against the cage as the final horn sounded. Not too much happening here, though Branch does try for a single leg, then abandons it and keeps pressuring Jotko in the clinch. Read More »

Arsenal maintain top four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

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The result means that should Liverpool fail to pick up maximum points at London Stadium, Arsenal will qualify for next season's Champions League by winning their final two home games against Sunderland and Everton . It was Arsenal however who made the early pressure count. "He is blocking my view, he goes for the ball". "When it's slowed down, it's an obvious handball", said Sky Sports pundit Alan Pardew, who reckoned Crouch's reaction to the goal convinced the officials to allow ... Read More »

Lifelong Oilers season-ticket holder rewarded with Game 6

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Not only were they stumbling through a three-game losing streak and facing elimination on home ice, they were coming into Game 6 on the heels of a borderline historic last-minute meltdown on Friday night. Letestu put a one-timer over Bernier's right pad for a power-play goal at 18:45 of the first period. The five goals in a period wasn't a record. Draisaitl hat trick! 7-1 Oilers. Read More »

Indians face Tigers lineup bolstered by Cabrera's return

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Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco improved to 3-2 with both runs plated on five hits and a BB over fix frames with two relievers holding serve over the final three innings. "It's nice that we've played so far, but we've got a lot of games against them", Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. When all was said and done, Verlander gave up nine runs on 11 hits as the Tigers fell 13-6. Read More »

Proud Jose wary of Ajax final threat

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Despite highlighting several flaws with Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford, Hardy felt the campaign would be a success if Mourinho secured the second piece of silverware of his tenure. United did not create an image of greatness in either match against Celta . 'Ajax will be hard, they are a young team, strong team, they finish the league this weekend and will have 12 days to recover. Read More »

United and Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

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If Palace lose to Hull tomorrow, they will travel to Old Trafford with their Premier League future up in the air. "We did things that nobody did in this club in the first season, like winning a trophy, like having the record of Manchester United in the Premier League, unbeatable, like reaching a European final". Read More »

Chelsea clinch Premier League title after Batshuayi snatches late victor

The manic midfielder was thrust into the spotlight after a sensational season at the King Power Stadium, and the Frenchman played a pivotal role in Leicester's historic season. Conte refused to discuss reports of a disagreement with 20-goal Costa in public, attributing the striker's absence from the Premier League trip to Leicester to a back injury. Read More »