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Rudy Gestede urges Middlesbrough to keep believing

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Middlesbrough interim manager Steve Agnew praised the " amazing " effort and attitude of the players, despite their winless streak in the Premier League being extended to 15 matches with Monday's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. They have shown that one win can literally change lots of things and it can also affect other teams around you in the table, so that's what we aim to do". Read More »

Palace fight back to force 2-2 draw with Leicester

Crystal Palace will be at home this weekend as they take on the champions from previous year, Leicester City. Leicester captain Wes Morgan will miss a sixth straight match because of a back injury, although he may be fit to face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Read More »

Carmelo and La La Anthony separated. Melo to leave NY?

They have one 10-year-old child together. Neither of them have bothered to file for divorce yet, but TMZ reports that a reconciliation is unlikely . LaLa's last Instagram post featuring her husband came in mid-March. "Typical married slut. @ carmeloanthony ". La La and Carmelo are 'now living separately, ' a source told the site. Read More »

Grizzlies lockdown defender Tony Allen out indefinitely

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Marc Gasol had a playoff career-high 32 points, but only scored seven in the second half. The San Antonio Spurs can take control of this series with another victory and a solid 2-0 lead. San Antonio led the league in Aggregate Bench Net Rating (ABNR) with a score of +8.9, according to NBA.com, so the bench will likely play a vital role in this series . Read More »

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

The Rockies won 5-0. His first big league homer in Marrero's 144th career at-bat. "Once I saw that I had that lead I told myself, OK now I have to grind it, pitch and hold onto that lead", Cueto said through a translator. "Players love him, and the way he's come out every day and the effort he puts in". Posey took swings off a tee and in a cage on Friday, and will start running the bases over the weekend. Read More »

Portland center Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 1 of playoffs

That meant Jamal Crawford was on the court in a critical possession. In such a close loss, every shot counted and the final margin of victory was only one field goal. Shams Charania of Yahoo! California native Damian Lillard comes into the post-season having averaged 27 points per game in the regular season. The acquisition of Jusuf Nurkic from the Denver Nuggets has been a boost for the Blazers , and his defensive impact might prove fundamental in the series against the Warriors ... Read More »

Soccer fans ruin game after fighting opposing players

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The trouble - the second time in four days that Lyon have been caught up in football violence - started when a Bastia fan from behind the goal where Lyon were practising approached the goalmouth and kicked a ball. "The players have quickly huddled together, they and the staff are very shocked". "We must stop, we must stop, they hit the players", Lyon coach Bruno Genesio told club president Jean-Michel Aulas in the corridors of the stadium. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp appreciates Liverpool concentration at West Brom

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The Reds players weren't all at their best but put on enough of a display to see off Tony Pulis' stubborn Baggies side. Firmino's header from a James Milner set-piece in first-half stoppage time sealed a 1-0 win, with West Brom threatening sparingly before a late barrage in stoppage time. Read More »

Palace recovers to hold Leicester 2-2 and boost survival bid

Riyad Mahrez set Vardy free and he easily turned Jeffrey Schlupp before curling in a shot that Wayne Hennessey should have dealt with. And the Eagles showed great spirit to grab a deserved equaliser on 70 minutes after Andros Townsend's delivery from the left wing saw Benteke rise above defender Yohan Benalouane to nod in. Read More »

Former Gamecock makes Major League Baseball debut Wednesday with Yankees

Then he bounced the easy throw to first, which made it worse as Weeks turned to chase it and collided - National Football League style - with Garder, both ending up on the ground in pain and then out of the game. The 6-6, 225-pound SC product and former fourth-round draft pick in 2014 went 14-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts at Triple-A and Double A last season. Read More »

New York Knicks Not Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose

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One wouldn't know that, however, by listening to what Jackson has said - or had others say - about Anthony. Meanwhile it is the Knicks' loyal fans who suffer, who beg for this team to show some semblance of competency and direction, but find themselves forced to listen to Jackson's ramblings Friday - the NBA's equivalent of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Read More »

Antetokounmpo could be Bucks' key to reversing playoff fortunes

Whatever the problem, the Bucks gladly took advantage of it by producing a 97-83 victory, led by 28 points and eight rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpo . "We've been fighting uphill for the last two or three games and that is something we wanted to make sure we fixed when we came out", Casey said. "You look forward to the intensity", VanVleet said of the playoffs. Read More »

Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race

Liverpool, which beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 away in Sunday's other game, is six points clear of United in third place but has played two more matches. "But you never know, that's the attractive thing in the Premier League". The Portuguese received a largely positive reception from fans although many chose to revel in Mourinho's misfortune as each goal went in, some chanting "you're not special anymore". Read More »

Hall of Famer Rod Carew received heart from late Ravens TE

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On the day that he died, Coach Harbaugh had the undesirable job to break the news to his team. Reuland had been a fan of baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and met Carew as an 11-year-old. The aneurysm, a ballooning in an artery in his brain, burst a few days later. Weeks later he had brain surgery, but never regained consciousness. Mary and Ralf wanted another opportunity to listen to their son's heartbeat. Read More »

Man Utd win over Sunderland important - Mkhitaryan

United, moved ahead of Arsenal and is four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with one game in hand over its neighbours. Now we are going to fight for the Europa League but while it is still mathematically possible we keep fighting for the top four. Read More »

Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the second seed in the East heading into the 2017 NBA Playoffs. "My confidence is that we can win", Lue said. They were 51-31 this season. "You know how it is in the playoffs, where you lock in and now you can just focus on one team and guys' tendencies and guys will be on their iPads studying at home", said Thompson. Read More »

Kane only has eyes for trophies with Spurs

Spurs' football was fluent and their attacking incessant, rendering Bournemouth virtual spectators in a first half that would have ended with the hosts three goals to the good had Eriksen aimed a little lower when he lashed a shot over the bar five minutes before the break. Read More »

Barca keep pressure on Madrid with thrilling Real Sociedad win

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Sociedad then made things interesting when Smauel Umtiti scored an own goal in the 41st minute after great work from Inigo Martinez, who smashed the ball against the French defender from the byline. All the goals came in the opening 45 minutes, but Luis Enrique will be concerned how sloppy his team were in defence, as well as in possession. One of the players targeted is Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who has flirted with the idea of joining Barca at various stages this season . Read More »

Eastern Conference NBA 1st Round Series Betting Picks

While Smith's feature emphasizes what we "saw", this will focus on what to look for in the night's upcoming games. Yes, you read that right: Russell Westbrook deserves the MVP award. TNT begins its playoff coverage on Sunday with a tripleheader- culminating in exclusive coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals- and Fratello begins his work on Wednesday when he'll call Game 2 of the Washington-Atlanta series on NBATV alongside analyst Steve Smith, play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff and ... Read More »

Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win

That is just one area in which Guardiola's critics claim the club has actually taken a backward step under his stewardship, although City do seem well-placed to at least ensure they are in next season's competition by finishing in the top four of the Premier League. Read More »

Umpire Dale Scott sustains concussion on Trumbo foul tip

The signs indicate that may be wishful thinking. The team offence has been anemic and only decent pitching has prevented uglier scorelines. Meanwhile, Alec Asher had completely shutdown the Blue Jays lineup through six innings, scattering three baserunners with the best chance to score being in the first inning when they put two on with two out. Read More »

Marc Bartra: Borussia Dortmund defender released from hospital

The post claimed Borussia Dortmund's team bus was attacked as a "symbol of BVB's policy", which did not deal with racists, Nazis and right-wing populists severely enough. Head coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision to go ahead with the rescheduled match just 24 hours after the incident, although UEFA insisted that both clubs had agreed to play following a consultation at the stadium . Read More »

Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead

Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino seemed to return quickly to playoff form with their second period goals. Murray burst onto the scene and manned the crease for 21 of the Penguins' playoff games, posting a superb.923 save-percentage and 2.08 goals-against-average. Read More »

Kohli declared match fit, to play in RCB's clash against Mumbai Indians

Badree didn't stop there. Batsman Nitish Rana has been its find of the season. One 6, two fours and the crowds were on their feet at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Kohli missed RCB's early IPL matches after recovering from a shoulder injury he picked up in the recent Test series against Australia. The 28-year-old posted on his Instagram account, "Can't wait to get back onto the field now". Read More »

LeBron to miss regular-season finale, resting strained calf

Although there was still a chance to get the top seed, the Cavs put more value on rest and sat James, Irving and Love, who will be fresh for Saturday's Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers. "I think we're just ready", Kyle Korver said following the Cavs' 124-121 overtime loss to the Miami Heat on Monday. Lue echoed those feelings before the game. Read More »

Formula One: Hamilton backs Button return at Monaco

Both races are on the same day. " I think it is quite tough ", he said. While Hill is the only racer to win all three, only 17 drivers in the history of motorsports have competed in all three races and won at least one. Brown replaced the enigmatic Dennis after he was ousted in November previous year, ending an association with McLaren stretching back to 1980. Are any other drivers in contention? The 2009 world champion retired at the end of last season after 16 years in the sport, but ... Read More »

Marlins and Mets play longest game ever at Marlins Park

Yoenis Cespedes hit two solo homers for Mets (7-3), who have won five consecutive games. Not only did his 16th-inning bomb give NY the victory, it was the latest hit the Mets had recorded in a game since Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the 16th during a game in 2006. Read More »