Nadal top Goffin to reach semis — Madrid Open

In probably the men's match of the tournament so far, No. 8 seed Dominic Thiem came back from a set down to beat Grigor Dimitrov in a thrilling deciding tie-break. Djokovic swooped forward and spun a backhand down the line for set point. I won a couple rounds and lost to Rafa. Lopez briefly questioned chair umpire Damien Dumusois , who replied: "He looked at the mark and did not say anyth... [Full Article...]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends UFC strawweight title for 5th straight time

Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends UFC strawweight title for 5th straight time With the win, Jedrzejczyk is expected to face Rose Namajunas in her next fight when she's ready to go again later this year. Jedrzejczyk (13-0) defended her strap in a five-round war against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 last November. [Full Article...]

Eagles draft Sidney Jones despite Achilles injury

Eagles draft Sidney Jones despite Achilles injury Coincidentally, before Barnett the last time Philadelphia used a first-round pick on a player from Tennessee was 1984 when it got White in the supplemental draft. The Philadelphia Eagles' brass has gone over about eight scenarios for how the first 13 picks could play out in front of them during the first round of the National Football League draft Thursday night. [Full Article...]

Stoke City out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

They certainly have the form, going into the final week of the season, having won their last three games, including this resounding 4-1 win at Stoke. Stoke's reply came through substitute Peter Crouch in the 67th, which made it 2-1. "Gunners" cannot win "Britannia Stadium" for six consecutive years. [Full Article...]

Formula One: Hamilton takes Spanish GP pole

Formula One: Hamilton takes Spanish GP pole Hamilton punched the air in delight as he crossed the line. At the start, Hamilton had a slow getaway from pole position and was forced to follow Vettel through the first corner while Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen banged wheels behind. [Full Article...]

Zabaleta to leave Manchester City

Zabaleta to leave Manchester City City, who surprisingly left top scorer Sergio Aguero on the bench, were not clinical enough in front of goal and Leicester became increasingly unsafe in the second half. "This season has been tough for us, something went wrong. but at the end we still have a chance to go into the Champions League and I'm sure we can improve next season", he said. [Full Article...]

Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph

Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph On the other flank, Pedro put a disappointing debut season behind him as he answered his critics with eight goals and eight assists, while Diego Costa got off to a fast start to the season and has 20 league goals to his name. "The second year will be the litmus test". Chelsea's came on December 3 at The Etihad Stadium. An improved contract offer is likely, especially as Inter Milan covet... [Full Article...]

Tuesday's NHL playoffs: Desperate Rangers top Senators

The Ottawa Senators need to keep the trend going of the home team winning each game to take a 3-2 series lead. The Rangers played desperate, came out of the gate hot and never looked back, and now seem to have all the momentum heading into Thursday's Game 4. [Full Article...]

Sergio Ramos: 'We suffered against Atletico Madrid'

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during a press conference at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on May 9, 2017 on the eve of their Champions League semi final second leg football match against Atletico de Madrid . "I saw him get away from them, and I don't know how as there were lots of Rojiblanco shirts", Ramos said. Benzema has had a very quiet season, especially of la... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton mystified by lack of pace at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton mystified by lack of pace at Russian Grand Prix It's going to be a long year with a lot of fighting with all these cars. The win at Sochi came in the 27-year-old's 81st start and has ensured he is very much in the championship fight. "Nevertheless both are fierce competitors". Red Bull is working on a radical overhaul of its RB13 to help bring much needed downforce, having initially focused on producing a low-drag auto only to trail the top... [Full Article...]

Ronald Koeman "happy" with Everton's current league standing

The home side kicked off knowing they would climb out of the relegation zone with a win after Hull's defeat to Sunderland earlier in the day and it was Paul Clement's side who looked the more nervous in the early stages. But we have to continue in this way, because as players we all know how important these games are". Llorente was on the end of another half-chance just moments after heading... [Full Article...]

Mourinho vows to rest Man Utd players at Arsenal

Alvarez thwarted Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard in one-on-one situations in quick succession before the break as United midfielder Paul Pogba's influence began to grow. Celta's frustration spilled over in the closing stages as United ran the clock down efficiently. Manchester United , England's last European representatives, have travelled far and wide in their bid to win the only major... [Full Article...]

Liverpool thrash West Ham 4-0 to close in on Champions League

Liverpool thrash West Ham 4-0 to close in on Champions League Liverpool's form has been fairly inconsistent of late to say the least but there is one positive for us fans of Jürgen Klopp's men. "It's the 100 percent truth, we have to learn this kind of truth". Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he spoke to Philippe Coutinho before the West Ham game about where he should be playing. Liverpool strengthened their chances of a Champions League ... [Full Article...]

Chelsea one 'little step' from title - Conte

First-half goals from Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso and a 65th-minute strike from Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea a convincing victory over Middlesbrough. "The more points that they drop, the better for us and the closer to the title we are with less games". "We started the season not in the right way, with a lot of problems, but only through hard work did we find the right solutions and the ri... [Full Article...]

Chelsea one 'little step' from Premier League title - Conte

On the other, this match was devastating for Middlesbrough who is now relegated from the premier league. Chelsea are confident but there is no complacency as the Premier League leaders go into Friday's game at West Bromwich Albion knowing that a victory would seal their second title in three years, defender Gary Cahill has said . [Full Article...]

Sidney Crosby Star forward back on ice following concussion

Sidney Crosby Star forward back on ice following concussion The Pittsburgh star is out for Wednesday's Game 4 while recovering from yet another concussion, this one coming from being cross-checked in the head by Capitals defenceman Matt Niskanen in the first period of Washington's 3-2 overtime victory on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in National Basketball Association play-offs

Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in National Basketball Association play-offs He participated in the warmup and was listed as active for the game, but Cory Joseph started in his place. Iman Shumpert again had a strong impact on this game without contributing a lot statistically, touting a game-high plus/minus of+29 in 25 minutes off the bench. [Full Article...]

Everton make two changes ahead of meeting with Chelsea

Maybe when you do that you can lose but we've always tried to win games. Ronald Koeman has transformed Everton into a top club in the Premier League and is trying to get them into Europe next season. "When you arrive at this moment at the end of the season, every single game is a test, a psychological test". Meanwhile, Conte has no fresh injury concerns to worry about for the trip to Merseys... [Full Article...]

Man Of The Match v Stoke City

Man Of The Match v Stoke City Player ratingsStoke: Jack Butland 6, Glen Johnson 5, Ryan Shawcross 5, Bruno Martins Indi 6, Erik Pieters 5, Geoff Cameron 5, Glenn Whelan 5, Xherdan Shaqiri 5, Joe Allen 5, Marko Arnautovic 6, Mame Diouf 5. "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". [Full Article...]

Man United: Jose ready to make ig changes

Man United: Jose ready to make ig changes The idea of Romero starting the Europa League final has been discussed among the fans for a few weeks now, and it seems very much that opinion is split down the middle. Mourinho believes his side, currently sixth in the Premier League , will not now finish in the top four so must win the Europa League to reach next season's Champions League. [Full Article...]

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