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Sunrisers Hyderabad: SRH may have put an end to their four-game losing streak by beating KKR, but they are still bogged down by a few issues. As has been their trend, in the last joust against SRH at the Wankhede in the first qualifier, they found another hero in du Plessis, who cracked an unbeaten 67 to help CSK pull of another jail-break. Read More »

United to sign Brazil MF Fred


However, in Fred's case, United could take advantage of Brazil's presence in England next week to complete a medical should the transfer progress positively. The Frenchman has had an on-and-off season with the Red Devils this year, and as many believe, has fallen out of favour with his manager in recent months. Read More »

Madden NFL 19 Announced With August Release Date


It's not yet known if T.O. will also be the cover star for the standard edition of the game, although the official store listing would indicate he won't be. Thankfully he's retired and doesn't have to worry about the Madden curse. A Play First Trial will also be available for EA Access members on Xbox One from 2nd August, while pre-ordering grants bonus Elite players and MUT Gold packs. Read More »

Mile Jedinak labels Championship play-off final a 'sliding doors' moment


Fulham meet Aston Villa in today's play-off final at Wembley. In what was Fulham's first Wembley appearance in 43 years, supporters of the London club duly toasted the goal as if it was a game clincher, yet Villa have warning that they would not surrender without a fight as they battled back in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Read More »

New York Congressman says 'goodbye to Jets' over anthem policy announcement

The Republican representative said it was "time to say goodbye to the Jets " for their decision. In a tweet , King called Johnson's move "disgraceful" and declared that it was "time to say goodbye" to the Jets. Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew racism? I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players. Protesters carried signs and chanted as they defended athletes' " right to kneel ". Read More »

Man United Close To Making Fred A Red

The Brazilian midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City back in January as Pep Guardiola looked to sign a long term replacement for Fernandinho, but was unable to agree a deal with the Ukrainian side. "They are two great coaches from Manchester, as well as our national head coach", Fred added. Following Michael Carrick's retirement and the impending exit of Marouane Fellaini , Jose Mourinho acknowledged the need to sign a central midfielder and it seems that Fred is ... Read More »

Real Madrid Have Won The Champion's League


The goal was perfectly legitimate, despite Karius' protests, as the ball was technically class as in play once the Liverpool goalkeeper had thrown it out. Lampard stated: "On a human level you can feel sadness for Loris Karius". And England legend Lineker admitted that he was at a loss to explain what happened as Real Madrid took the lead in the final. Read More »

Super-sub Bale earns Real third straight UCL crown

Minutes before half-time Madrid thought they had taken the lead when Karim Benzema fired home from close range after Karius had parried a Cristiano Ronaldo header, but the was ruled out for offside against Ronaldo. The loss to injury of Salah after just 30 minutes of this game was every Liverpool supporter's worst nightmare. Now the entire nation of Egypt holds its breath, hoping Salah will be healthy for the country's first World Cup appearance since 1990. Read More »

PBS puts Roma instead of Real Madrid as Champions League finalist


Real Madrid have not been short of monumental strikes this season following Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning goal against Juventus, but Bale's runs it close. "We had the most exceptional run to the final, scoring the most goals". We must play a great game to win it. Madrid, record-setting 12-time winners, has appeared in the final four of the past five years. Read More »

LeBron scores 46 against Celtics as Cavs force Game 7 in Boston


Whether it was his dagger three-pointers late in the game or just being able to score from all areas of the floor, James' scored 46 points while rocking a team-high plus-15 in the win. "That's why we outscored them by 16 in that second quarter". Limiting their impact will be among the chief goals for the Celtics heading into Sunday's Game 7 matchup. Read More »

Klopp on choosing Liverpool over Man United

Win, lose or draw against Madrid tonight, the foundation has been set for a real push at Premier League honours next season and in a recent interview, the club's chairman Tom Werner promised that the funds will be there for manager Jurgen Klopp . Read More »

The truth behind Liverpool fans' costly nightmare following their team to Kiev

Several flights to the Ukranian capital have been cancelled this week after Borispil Airport had been unable to allocate times for planes to land in Kiev. However your [mayor] effort is appreciated. Liverpool have offered full refunds to fans who are set to miss out. Liverpool announced on Friday afternoon that anyone who bought match tickets direct from the club who was due to be on one of the cancelled flights would be able to claim a refund. Read More »

In a surprise move, Red Sox part ways with Hanley Ramirez


Team president Dave Dombrowski on Friday told reporters (via The Globe) that manager Alex Cora called him with the idea that Ramirez was the odd man out. The Red Sox have seven days to either trade or release Ramirez. "Glad we don't have to see him, because he's gotten some big hits already against us this year". Read More »

Anthony Martial snubs Manchester United on social media


Martial , 22, was a shock big-money signing for United in September 2015, and he enjoyed a dream first season with the club, hitting 17 goals in all competitions. Do you think the pair could come back with a bang next season? At West Ham a couple of weeks ago the team were unsure of what was being asked of them, and that can cause dissent within the ranks. Read More »

Danica Patrick Makes History as Host of 2018 ESPYS


As Danica Patrick told "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, she "has a thing for doing things for the first time as a woman". "It's going to be a great night and one full of more than a few surprises". Throughout her time as a NASCAR athlete, she has broken the record for the most top 10 finishes of any woman in the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series and now has seven top 10s. Read More »

Ayesha Curry, Rockets fan argue after Game 5


Wish there was full footage". Tensions were high at Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors , led by Ayesha's husband Steph, and the Houston Rockets . "And continued to follow me and taunt me with his camera is beyond me...but this is America, right". Following the 98-94 victory over the Dubs - Rockets fans took to the streets and one particular fan just happened to notice that Ayesha Curry and Dell Curry were in the crowd. Read More »

Klopp says Salah ‘full of power’ regardless of Ramadan plans


It's completely different", Ronaldo said when asked whether he and Salah had much in common as converted wingers who score in torrents. "There are players who come and then drop off and then others who are there to stay". Particularly in Europe, where Ronaldo is the all-time leading Champions League scorer with 120 goals. "When you're at this club you can not take your foot off the gas, least of all in this competition", Ronaldo said. Read More »

Who should play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo: Bale or Benzema?


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will have to essentially choose two of the three between Bale, Isco and Benzema to start alongside Champions League leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo and the Frenchman admitted earlier this week that omitting players from the starting XI is the hardest part of management. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo: Monaco owes me, and I want that win


Ricciardo's contract situation with Red Bull has been the talk of the paddock all season long and what he will decide to do with his deal set to run out at the end of the year. I trust in the vehicle so I can play around but I am sliding a bit too much so I think there is something we can do better. The double world champion had a better afternoon and finished ninth fastest. Read More »

LeBron James’s record in elimination games is good but not great


And they did it. Boston led 25-20 after the first quarter. LeBron James hopes to "play great once again" in his bid to reach an eighth straight National Basketball Association finals. "Prepare well and have a great time ", Stevens said. The 33-year-old has said several times since coming home in 2014 that he wants to retire with the Cavaliers, but fans are uneasy because he can opt out of his $35.6 million contract this summer and test free agency. Read More »

NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning - 2017-18 season snap shot, offseason preview


Ovechkin, always an unconventional player and personality, also dispensed with the hockey tradition of not touching the conference final trophy. The "W" he's referring to is a huge one, of course, the win that forced Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final with the Tampa Bay Lightning , which is set for Wednesday at Amalie Arena. Read More »

Unai Emery 'working on deal' to make surprising first signing at Arsenal


Emery will be looking to bring in a number of players this summer as he bids to transform the Gunners into Premier League title contenders for next season. The veteran Swiss global is on the verge of becoming one of head coach Unai Emery's first Gunners signings, according to The Guardian . Lichtsteiner, 34, has been targeted by the Gunners as they look to bolster their defence this summer, with Hector Bellerin now the club's only natural right-back. Read More »

Liverpool step up chase for Lyon's Fekir


When asked about a potential move to Liverpool, Nabil Fekir said that there is no need to forbid anything in life . The Reds haven't really replaced Philippe Coutinho since his move to Barcelona this January, have identified the Frenchman as their main target in the upcoming transfer window. Read More »

Klopp explains why he picked Liverpool ahead of other clubs


I am looking forward to having a good break this summer", he added. Klopp suggested Liverpool will have to show a killer instinct if they are to triumph against Madrid in the final. I go in with a baseball cap and they still respect me, I don't have to act in a specific way. 'It is a football club. The 57-year-old was quoted as saying by beIN Sports: " Instead of naming individual players to come in, the club itself and owners have to up their game a bit to match what the players, ... Read More »

Bucks player says he tried to stay calm during arrest

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales condemned the officers' actions in a statement as the footage was released. Brown said he was on the ground for 10 minutes after police used a Taser to subdue him. The Maywood native and Milwaukee Bucks basketball player said he couldn't believe what happened. His representatives have said Brown plans to file a civil lawsuit against Milwaukee PD next week. Read More »

Reuben Foster's marijuana charge dismissed

Everything appears to be going Reuben Foster's way at the moment as the former Alabama linebacker and current San Francisco 49er has had both of his legal situations resolved in the same week. The gun charge was reduced from a felony on Wednesday when Judge Nona Klippen dismissed his domestic violence charges. All the remains from the fallout from his two offseason arrests is a misdemeanor weapons-possession charge that will be tended to at a June 6 pretrial hearing in San Jose. Read More »

Mignolet: Champions League more important than my Liverpool future

He added: "We are trying to help as much as we can but we'll try and keep you updated, so just stay tuned and we'll try and update you again shortly". "The airline said they could go ahead, so what's happened? 0% chance of going". Mr Evans said he only found out on Thursday afternoon his original flight had been cancelled. Read More »

Steve Kerr rips NFL's new national anthem policy


Basically just trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism , nationalism, scaring people. "He's an idiot, plain and simple", Baldwin said of Trump". Asked for a clarification, Davis said in a text message to the Bay Area News Group that he had indeed abstained but would not comment until "I have spoken with players". Read More »

Chris Paul trolls Steph Curry with Steph Curry shimmy


Whether D'Antoni is actually right about that remains to be seen. "[The trainers] will do whatever they can do", D'Antoni said. Let's just hope Chris Paul is available to shimmy again in these playoffs. Harden scoffed at a reporter who questioned him about his struggles from long range in the last two games, where he's gone a combined 3 for 22. In the final 4:50 of Game 5, Curry only took one shot-a missed floater-and had no assists. Read More »

AB de Villiers announces his retirement from International Cricket


AB de Villiers played 114 tests and 228 ODIs for South Africa , finishing as the No 2 ranked batsman in ODIs and No 6 in tests. South African superstar AB de Villiers has shocked the cricketing fraternity and his legion of fans by announcing on Twitter that he has retired from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, admitting that he is "tired" and "running out of gas". Read More »

Salah: It would be a 'dream' to win Champions League

For Klopp that is validation enough that Liverpool have been restored to Europe's top table. "I don't think we need that moment [of victory] to restore it". And he claims that Liverpool's performances and football have earned them the right to be contesting the final in Kiev. We have a lot of quality but we have to play our football. Read More »

Brad Stevens will stick with the plan for Game 5


Here's what to watch for in Game 6 tonight. Can the Cavaliers get rejuvenated back home? We've got EXCLUSIVE details on how LeBron James is telling Tristan Thompson to get his cheating scandal out of his head. Irving had hardware removed from a balky left knee in early April, ending his first season with the Celtics. The Cavs never recovered from a 13-points first quarter deficit, eventually losing 96-83 at TD Garden. Read More »

Champions League final: Liverpool's Salah challenges Ronaldo's supremacy

LIVERPOOL have been training on the pitch at Anfield today ahead of the Champions League final . Madrid were fortunate to get past Juventus and Bayern Munich. We have to try to minimise that [chaos] as much as possible and suffer as little as we can. "Favourites? In the dressing room that is not what we believe". Read More »

PM Narendra Modi accepts Indian skipper Virat Kohli's 'Fitness Challenge'


India's and Virat Kohli's plan for the England tour hit a major roadblock when the Indian captain suffered a slip disk which has ruled him out of his upcoming county stint with Surrey . Following his lead, Kohli tweeted, "I have accepted the challenge by Rathore sir". Portugal captain Ronaldo retains his crown after guiding Los Blancos to their third successive UEFA Champions League final by scoring in ten consecutive European matches. Read More »

LeBron James, Tyronn Lue marvel at ageless Kyle Korver


The Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 111-102 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Monday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. "He didn't play him, so it kind of threw us for a loop". I had no idea how Griff [former Cavs GM David Griffin] was able to pull that off still to this day. "I've loved Kyle ever since we made the trade to get him here", James said after the game. Read More »

Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel's 'team-mate' chat


Hamilton jovially replied: "I think we have a closer relationship, don't we?" "If I really believe I will be world champion, how can I put myself in the best situation?" Given that it often produces quite processional races, explaining the allure of the Monaco Grand Prix to a non-F1 fan is often quite a hard task. Read More »

Liverpool owner John Henry - 'Hard to understand' why Suarez and Coutinho left

Two of the best players in whole Premier League . We will bring in a couple more players and that will happen. That is the second largest fee in history and is money that's still to be reinvested properly in the team. UEFA regulations state that the Champions League winners are given 40 gold medals and the runners-up are handed 30 silver medals after each final. Read More »

James Milner compares Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi ahead of CL final


Salah scored 44 times in all competitions in the current campaign to prompt comparisons between Ronaldo and the Liverpool FC no11. "He can be in the top three best players in the world". However, Ronaldo played down comparisons between the Real Madrid legend and the Egypt global ahead of the Kiev showpiece. Comparisons have always been drawn between Messi and Salah due to their style of play and now Milner has given his take on how they compare. Read More »

Red Sox To Cut Ties With Hanley Ramirez


The 34-year-old Pedroia has spent all season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on his left knee in October. The roster move comes as a surprise, given that Ramirez had started 44 of Boston's 50 games this season and typically batted No. Read More »

Fulham, Villa clash in Sh22 billion promotion shoot-out


For the former Manchester United centre-half Bruce, promotion tomorrow would signal his fifth time achieving such a feat. Ream told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview: "I think it'll be cagey, in the beginning, I think both teams are going to feel each other out". Read More »

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test


From therein the tourists slowly cut into England's lead, Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail showing the patience and skill required to score runs in hard conditions. Mohammad Abbas made the breakthrough when he bowled Mark Stoneman (four) with a late swinging delivery to leave England 12 for one in the fourth over. Read More »

Jean Michael Seri still a transfer target for Arsenal


Unai Emery has reportedly given the Arsenal board some details on who he wants to join as backroom staff ( via Sport Witness ). And his talents caught the eye of various European giants, among which were Spain's most successful side - Real Madrid . Read More »