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Nadal blasts past Bedene in Monte Carlo opener

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I haven't played too many matches in the last 10 months and obviously I'm still lacking that match play. Djokovic will continue working with long-time former coach Marian Vajda until the end of the claycourt season after linking up with the Slovak again for the first time in nearly a year in Monaco . Read More »

World Cup return on cards for Neymar after recovery from broken foot

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Neymar moved to Paris last August from Barcelona when the French club activated his release clause at the Camp Nou by paying 222 million euros ($264 million), making him the world's most expensive player. Brazil face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. Neymar , who joined PSG for a fee of 222m euros (£200m), said he was apprehensive about kicking a ball again after nearly three months out. Read More »

Simmons, Embiid Power 76ers To Victory

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Goran Dragic scored 23 points, Justise Winslow had 19 and Josh Richardson scored 14 in the loss. Whiteside finished with only one field-goal attempt in Game 3 , an alley-oop lob from Dwyane Wade that got turned into a dunk in the fourth quarter, seconds before Whiteside was taken out of the game for good. Read More »

Raptors storm past Wizards in Game 2

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Speaking to reporters after the game, Gentry said he was happy to have a playoff veteran like Rondo take what was perhaps the biggest shot of the game, despite Rondo's reputation as a poor 3-point shooter. One noted analyst who has been on the Raptors' bandwagon is Charles Barkley , who made sure to call out the fact that TNT is not broadcasting their game. Read More »

IPL 2018, KXIP vs SRH: 3 things you might have missed

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The Kings XI won the toss and against all odds chose to bat first, a decision vindicated by a vintage display from Universe Boss Chris Gayle . The rest of the Kings XI batting lineup were reduced to supporting roles with Karun Nair's 31 being the next highest score. Read More »

Cancer survivor finishes Boston Marathon 13 hours after start

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Sarah Sellers , the Boston Marathon runner-up, was virtually an unknown athlete right up until the point that she raced through the finish line minutes behind the victor. But that's not what she told her coach... or us. So who the heck is Sarah Sellers? In 2011, she lost the marathon by a mere two seconds - but the defeat pushed her to continue trying. Read More »

Manchester City could dominate for years, says Antonio Conte

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has claimed that managing a club like Burnley is easier than managing a side expected to challenge at the top of the table. It would take maximum points from Chelsea's remaining games, plus more than one slip-up from Tottenham , for the gap to be overhauled. It is more simple also if you have a small budget because you can count on a team that in the past reached qualification to play again in the league. Read More »

Flyers on brink of elimination after Pens earn second shutout of series

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The Penguins are better than the Flyers. Cruising along and up 3-0, the Vezina Trophy finalist allowed Gabriel Landeskog's 5-on-3 power-play goal in the third and another on Alexander Kerfoot's tap-in off a rebound. Though it was unlikely to matter, the Flyers were without Sean Couturier , who was injured in Tuesday's practice. And as the Flyers walked off the ice for what will likely be the last time at home this season, they did so with their heads collectively down and the sound ... Read More »

Wild Try To Avoid Elimination Tomorrow In Winnipeg

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So that leaves the Wild without Parise and Ryan Suter who will miss the playoffs with a broken ankle. Connor Hellebuyck , who had a 30-save shutout, might have had something to say about that but Boudreau was undeterred on Wednesday. Read More »

Capitals Remain Optimistic Despite 0-2 Hole Against Blue Jackets

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The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games - both in overtime - in Washington. You wanted to see more from Alex Ovechkin? The Capitals whiffed on three of their four power plays. If the Blue Jackets were able to limit that amount of power play opportunities they'll greatly increase their chance of a win. The Blue Jackets got a break two minutes later when a goal by Connolly was waved off after a video replay showed he was offside bringing the puck ... Read More »

Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Aljaz Bedene to reach third round

He will face Russia's world number 38 Karen Khachanov in the next round while Djokovic, who is seeded ninth in Monaco , will face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem . After storming into a 3-0 lead in the opening set, another break of serve saw Nadal take the first in convincing fashion. "I'm looking forward to watching Djokovic and Ćorić in front of the TV, and then playing the victor on Thursday". Read More »

Fleury, Golden Knights make more playoff history

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As some extra salt in the wound, Vegas's lone goal on Tuesday came from Brayden McNabb , whom the Golden Knights poached from the Kings last June in the expansion draft. McNabb netted the first playoff goal of his career 4 minutes and 4 seconds into the second period. "Now all of a sudden, we're moving on to the second round of the playoffs". Read More »

PFA Premier League Team of the Year: five Man City stars included

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Amid their poor title defence, Chelsea also saw one player named in the side, with Marcos Alonso earning praise for his impressive work on the left side. Midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva , defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker and striker Sergio Aguero represent the Premier League champions. Read More »

NFL Draft 2018: Minnesota Vikings 7-round mock draft

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If there's a hang-up with Mayfield , it's that he's only a shade above 6-feet tall. " Josh Allen , to me, he could be a superstar". This year, if the Cleveland Browns (who need a quarterback) draft Barkley at No. The New York Jets got the No. 3 pick, while the Buffalo Bills moved from No. 21 to No. 12 with an eye on perhaps going up even further. We could also see a team like Jacksonville take a shot. Read More »

Erdogan Sets June 24 For Early Presidential, Parliamentary Elections in Turkey

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The polls will also give Erdogan a chance to extend his stay in power with a new five-year mandate, after already serving 15 years in power as premier and then president. Earlier today, Erdogan said Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections will be brought forward to June 24. Leader of the country's Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli has recently made a statement urging the Turkish government to hold snap parliamentary and presidential elections. Read More »

Angels' Shohei Ohtani (blister) leaves Tuesday start, okay to hit

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He won his first two starts in impressive fashion earlier this month, and he is off to a.367, three-homer start as a designated hitter. All three runs were earned. "He got through two innings, but we don't want it to get any worse and just hope he can bounce back for his next start". Facing the Red Sox was his biggest test of the young season. Read More »

Patriots' Tom Brady has not committed to playing in 2018

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Another said: "I believe he's going to be there". 'However, having said that, we're dealing with a human being. "Things can change. But I do believe he will be playing". Brady's decision might not alter the Patriots' strategy in the upcoming NFL Draft because the team was already looking for a young quarterback to develop. Read More »

LeBron James Still Confident Despite Shocking Loss to Pacers

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James dropped to 48-8 in first-round games. Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers reacts to a fourth quarter three point basket while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 15, 2018 in Cleveland , Ohio. Read More »

MI player tweets series of threats, tags Jim Harbaugh

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Though they've since been deleted, the tweets made their way on to Reddit via screenshots from user cappy412. Elysee Mbem-Bosse, who played in one game in 2016 and was on the roster previous year as a sophomore, deleted the messages quickly, but they were screen-grabbed on Twitter and on Reddit's college football page. Read More »

Chelsea overpower Southampton 3-2 in EPL encounter

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Mary's Stadium on Saturday. "I've been through some difficulties in my career, but I always try to come back stronger and it happened today", said Giroud. In fact, the West Londoners were counting their stars for having ended the first-half with 11 men on the pitch for Marcos Alonso's ugly stamp on Shane Long had gone unnoticed by the match officials. Read More »

Briefly: Poulter surges to Heritage Classic lead

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Kodaira has won six times in Japan and has made 10 cuts in 15 events on the PGA Tour. List had bogeys on three of his prior four holes but blasted out of a bunker at 17 and made a 4-foot par putt to stand one back entering 18. Poulter's win in the Houston Open earned him a place in the Masters field at Augusta and the Englishman held a one-shot lead coming into the final round in SC. Read More »

Gareth Bale is not sad at Real Madrid, insists boss Zinedine Zidane

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However, Zidane says Bale and Karim Benzema, who has also been in and out of the starting line-up in recent games, lost out because other players are performing better than them. Ahead of Real Madrid's home match against Athletic Bilbao , Sports Mole looks at Cristiano Ronaldo's record in previous meetings with Les Leones. Read More »

Matthews, Marleau help Maple Leafs beat Bruins in Game 3

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A bad penalty call cost the Bruins a goal in their Game 3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, and though they're pretty ticked off about it, they're not going to let those feelings linger into Game 4. BC-HKN-Bruins-Maple Leafs, 1st Ld-Writethru, 894Matthews, Marleau lead Maple Leafs past Bruins 4-2 in Game 3AP Photo DPI537, DPI535, NSD112, DPI531, DPI530, DPI529, DPI526, DPI522, DPI523, DPI524, DPI521, NSD108, NSD110, NSD106, DPI519, DPI518Eds: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2. Read More »

Here's What Jose Mourinho Said About 'Anthony Martial Wanting To Leave'

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Adding that he had not selected Rashford for his recent starting line-ups "because I decide that way", Mourinho said: "If I were you, I would go in another direction (with your question)". The forward has made more United appearances for Mourinho in all competitions than anyone else, but has been given only one Premier League start this year. Read More »

Cumbria's Helen Housby secures Commonwealth netball win

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England came back from six points behind in an epic semi-final with Jamaica and overturned a four-point deficit in the final quarter against Australia - before Housby's victor. The win is England netball's best result yet, after having won silver at the 1975 World Cup. Patterson is studying architecture at the University of Queensland to have a full life after her swimming which has benefits every day for the left side of her body affected by cerebral palsy. Read More »

Sixers' Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

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Embiid sustained the eye injury in a March 28 collision with rookie Markelle Fultz . The 7-footer wore the mask during pregame shooting drills and would need one in the postseason. John Wall had 23 points and 15 assists for the Wizards, while Markieff Morris had 22 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, Philadelphia is riding a 16-game winning streak into the playoffs. Read More »