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Brunt promises Chelsea tough test at West Brom

And then he's playing in every game. It was once more Cech, Terry and Lampard who made up the spine of Mourinho's team along with Claude Makelele and Didier Drogba, while midfielder Michael Essien's signing from Lyon was one of the crucial bits of business conducted the previous summer. Read More »

Stenhouse Jr. ends long drought to win Geico 500

On the same lap that Busch gained the lead, No. 55 Reed Sorenson cut a tire and got into the wall, bringing out the second caution of the race. Runner-up Jamie McMurray was followed by Busch, Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne (kayn). "This year, every race, we're just getting better and better". “Theyre seeing that working harder is making different results for us, so its been a blast for Trevor and myself to drive these race cars each week. Read More »

Betting on Warriors over Spurs? You won't get rich

The second matchup was another Spurs win , but that was a mere battle of depth. Despite San Antonio's impressive six-game series win against Houston, and of course Pop's history in the playoffs, the Spurs are heavy underdogs against the loaded Warriors . Read More »

Cavaliers sweep Raptors to advance to Eastern Finals

Lowry's absence in Games 3 and 4 was a factor. Toronto kept it close, and took a 93-93 lead when Ibaka converted a three-point play with 6:38 left. The postseason was a different story, though, as the All-Star guard only averaged 15.8 points in the eight games he played in. Read More »

Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

Derek Jeter completed the top 10 list of numbers retired by the New York Yankees when Major League Baseball's most successful franchise retired his No. Bregman homered just as Jeter was holding a news conference under the stands following the between-games ceremony, which came after the Yankees rallied for an 11-6 win in the opener. Read More »

The Boston Celtics continue to struggle against the Washington Wizards

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Assistant Mike Brown took over as acting coach for Game 3 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Celtics shot just 31.3 percent (5-of-16) in that pivotal third quarter when the Wizards outscored Boston 42-20. But Washington is not just beating the Celtics-they are vanquishing them. Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder were held scoreless and Al Horford had just two points. Read More »

Mourinho says Europa League final is make-or-break

When people say that we gambled by going for the Europa League , we didn't gamble because nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we had at the time . So, not only do the Spurs have to say good-bye to their Premier League title dreams, they have to bid farewell to their beloved ground. They are two fantastic goalkeepers. Read More »

West Ham 0 Liverpool 4

Liverpool are aiming to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in three seasons during Klopp's first full campaign. Hull completes a trio of clubs from northeast England dropping into the second-tier League Championship, with Sunderland and Middlesbrough having their relegation confirmed in recent weeks. Read More »

San Antonio book date with Golden State in the West

Leonard is one of the game's most impactful two-way players, averaging 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in splitting a pair of games against the Warriors this season. San Antonio's wing duo of Danny Green and Jonathan Simmons played lockdown defence as Harden coughed up six turnovers. The Western Conference finals begin Sunday in Oakland. Read More »

Draymond Green takes Boston's Kelly Olynyk, Lonzo Ball's $495 shoe to task

Oubre, 21, averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the Wizards this season. During Games 3 and 4, the Wizards managed to uncover the solution: Load up on Boston's point guard until he can't find the basket. "That's what we're focused on". "We can't worry about what others are saying or doing". The Celtics will look to make another comeback as they have to take their 2-0 series lead. Read More »

No divided loyalties for Zidane's Juventus reunion

Atletico's Saul Niguez, right, and Gabi look dejected after a Champions League semifinal, 2nd leg soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid, in Madrid , Spain, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "I'm now the coach of Real Madrid , the club of my life, and it'll be a special final", Zidane was quoted as saying by club's official website. "I honestly can't remember how many players he left behind". Read More »

Preds head into Game 4 with series lead against St. Louis Blues

Louis coach Mike Yeo said of the Russian standout. "That's a credit to our fans and the energy that comes into this building. We had some good scoring chances and the game's at 2-1 and then get hemmed in a little bit and ends up costing us that third goal, which is tough". Read More »

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino Reportedly Out vs. West Ham Because of Injury

The Hammers overcame a top-eight team for the first time this season last time out as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur at home, ending their nine-game winning streak in the process. We had to work for it. We always had to manage the intensity with him, did it and then in the game he actually didn't really feel it. West Ham should have been level on the stroke of half-time but for an astonishing double miss from Andre Ayew. Read More »

Hamilton: Vettel duel "the rawest" in recent memory

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Though Vettel got by eventually with a sensational overtaking move, Hamilton had already made up a significant amount of time. Vettel took on the soft tyre, the quickest, but less durable of the three compounds available here this weekend. Read More »

Palace relegate Hull with EPL thumping

Crystal Palace have relegated Hull City to the Sky Bet Championship, after mauling them 4-0 in the first Premier League match today at Selhurst Park, London . "It's a sad day for our fans and our boys", he told BBC Sport . "But we had one target to stay in the Premier League". You should be doing that in June, in pre-season. Read More »

Preds get a strong start, stop Ducks

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Both goalies battled the puck all night. That's one more goal scorer than can be claimed by the Predators , who have been praised - and rightfully so - for their balanced scoring. Ondrej Kase tied it for the Ducks 3-3, with a shot that went off Rinne's leg, then his butt and then trickled over the goal line. This time the Predators took advantage of a dumb penalty called on Nick Ritchie, putting the Predators in control. Read More »

West Brom to investigate crowd trouble at Chelsea game

Chelsea , who started Friday's contest with 84 points from 35 matches, needed to win just one of their final three games to assure themselves of their fifth league title. Antonio Conte says reuniting Chelsea's fractured team spirit was the key to their charge to the Premier League (EPL) title. "We have started to do our work". Read More »

Mets: Matt Harvey Will Return To Mound Friday At Milwaukee

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As a result, the Mets had to call up left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk to make a spot start. After showing up at the ballpark that day, Harvey apologized for his late arrival. He took a flight to Los Angeles, a red-eye to NY and went straight to Citi Field for his start. In his last two starts, both that resulted in losses against the Braves, he has given up 12 earned runs in 9 ⁄3 innings pitched. Read More »

NHL Stanley Cup Odds Shift After Sidney Crosby Concussion

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They trail the series 3-1. "There were a couple of times the refs were warning us, both sides, and if you take a bad penalty and it's something after a whistle, that's when you've got to make sure emotions are in check". It wasn't necessarily that the Capitals played poorly (that plus-20 shots on goal advantage was not a fluke), but coach Barry Trotz seemed to think his top players had an even higher level they needed to get to and were unable to do it. Read More »

5 reasons the Golden State Warriors won't win the National Basketball Association title

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Utah will try to limit the Warriors on the fast break after Golden State outscored the Jazz 29-6 in transition in the series opener. "It's just one game of a seven game series". With fewer one-on-one isolations or passes forced into crowds, the Warriors minimized the situations in which they typically commit unforced errors. To pick up a game or two in the series, Utah's defensive discipline on the three-point line will have to continue, without the accompanying ease for the Warriors in the ... Read More »

NASCAR Monster Energy Series Predictions: GEICO 500 5/7/17

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You know, so close to home. Most significantly, Logano's win was deemed encumbered and will not automatically qualify him for the playoff. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Aric Almirola did nearly everything right in Talladega over the weekend. Stenhouse held off what appeared to be the entire field on the last lap of overtime to hold on for the victory at Talladega after getting a big draft boost from Jimmy Johnson. Read More »

Mourinho: De Gea Will Miss EL Final

David de Gea , as first choice, is likely to start in the Premier League game at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. "Even if it was unfair I don't think Uefa rules will allow any chance of an appeal", said Mourinho of Bailly's suspension. "If we want to try and get some results and protect players, which matches to protect players?" "Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we have at the time ". Read More »

Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City- Game Recap

Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are already sidelined. Swansea , who have righted the ship a little in taking four points from their last two games after a return of just a single point in the previous six, trail fourth from bottom Hull by two points with three matches remaining. Read More »

Cavaliers' Kyle Korver kills Raptors with three-pointers in Game 3

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Kyrie Irving and Love each had 16 points, sitting out the entire fourth quarter as Lue stayed primarily with his bench crew. The Cavaliers tied the game at 60 on Love's 3-pointer with 7:13 to play in the third. If Toronto can't improve on its defensive effort, the Raptors won't contend in any of the games. Lowry took part in the warm-up and was listed as active for the game, but Cory Joseph started in his place. Read More »