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Matthijs de Ligt still open to Manchester United transfer Matthijs de Ligt still open to Manchester United transfer
- May 20, 2019

A few days later, Catalan TV station Esport 3 reported that the player's agent, Mino Raiola, had met with Barcelona representatives in Montecarlo on April 12 to agree terms for the Ajax defender's move to Camp Nou. Therefore, seeing that the situation between Barca and De Ligt seems stagnant, Juve have resumed contact with Raiola and are planning to send him an offer. (more...)
Breazeale heavier for Wilder showdow Breazeale heavier for Wilder showdow
- May 20, 2019

Since then, he has won three fights in a row by knockout and now challenges Wilder for the WBC version of the world title. Wilder said Breazeale asked for it, so he's not going to apologize if it happens. We're not gladiators, these are not Roman times. Breazeale's veteran trainer Virgil Hunter also joined the chorus of dismay. "None of his words affect me". (more...)
Andrea Radrizzani breaks silence after Leeds lose to Derby in play-offs Andrea Radrizzani breaks silence after Leeds lose to Derby in play-offs
- May 20, 2019

Leeds , already 1-0 up from the first leg, scored first in front of their own fans at Elland Road on Wednesday. The result meant that the Rams won the tie 4-3 on aggregate and they will now play in the Playoff final against Aston Villa on Monday with the victor getting the right to play Premier League football next season. (more...)
Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open — WTA Italian Open Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open — WTA Italian Open
- May 20, 2019

I don't necessarily feel like this is massively out of the blue or super wow. After an impressive clay court season so far, Bertens was a heavy favourite against Konta, having won eight straight matches on clay, including the Madrid Open. (more...)
French Open doubts about Federer after he withdraws from Italian Open French Open doubts about Federer after he withdraws from Italian Open
- May 18, 2019

It is that match against Coric that is believed to have caused Federer's injury, with him revealing after the 3-hour, 51-minute contest that he tweaked his leg after slipping on the wet baseline. Bertens, who won the Madrid Open last week, will face Marketa Vondrousova or Johanna Konta for a spot in the final. Osaka also withdrew before a semifinal in Stuttgart, Germany, last month due to an abdominal injury. (more...)
Bell weighs in on Jets' front office drama Bell weighs in on Jets' front office drama
- May 17, 2019

The Jets are in the midst of serious front office upheaval. With their GM search underway following Wednesday's firing of Mike Maccagnan, the New York Jets could raid Bears GM Ryan Pace's personnel staff to find Maccagnan's successor. For what it's worth, Gase is now the only head coach who has the GM title. The Jets also added wide receiver Jamison Crowder from the Washington Redskins and trade for offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. (more...)
Manchester City's success came at a high price Manchester City's success came at a high price
- May 16, 2019

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola edged out Klopp to a trophy for the second time in three days as the Catalan claimed the League Managers' Association manager of the year on Tuesday. Guardiola has had the luxury of making a few disastrous signings and blowing £100m and brushing it off as if he had dropped a penny, but no other club in the Premier League can just spend and spend again if they make transfer mistakes on that scale. (more...)
Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series Kevin Durant OUT Remainder of Warriors-Rockets Series
- May 16, 2019

But the Rockets wasted an opportunity in Game 5. We're in a great spot, we're up 3-2. Curry hit a 3 with 5:09 to play that made it 89-85. Golden State almost gave it away with an bad third quarter, when the Warriors managed just 15 points and committed six turnovers. (more...)
Hamilton wins in Spain to take F1 championship lead Hamilton wins in Spain to take F1 championship lead
- May 15, 2019

But this now appears to be a complete red herring, with Mercedes definitely holding something back before dominating the first five rounds of the season. "I had a really nice message from a kid suffering from an illness", Hamilton said. "Before we judge our performance, I think compliments to Mercedes", Binotto told reporters, with drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc alongside. (more...)
Blue Jays address banged-up rotation, acquire veteran Edwin Jackson Blue Jays address banged-up rotation, acquire veteran Edwin Jackson
- May 15, 2019

Sanchez struck out 11 batters but gave up five runs on two homers in the fourth inning as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. James McCann is 11-for-25 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago. The Jays have won just twice in their past 12 contests and will have Monday off to reset before opening a six-game road trip with two games in San Francisco beginning Tuesday, followed by four more games versus the ... (more...)
MI basketball coach John Beilein leaving for the NBA MI basketball coach John Beilein leaving for the NBA
- May 15, 2019

Beilein is a decorated NCAA coach with a pair of Final Four appearances and four Big Ten titles on his resume. News of Beilein's hiring surfaced Monday morning . Three Cavaliers (excluding Cleveland's two 2019 NBA Draft selections) should benefit early on from Beilein's offensive influence. An NBA lifer as his top assistant would obviously be a prudent move. (more...)
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Happy hour for PGA of America PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Happy hour for PGA of America
- May 14, 2019

He's 43 years old. When Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament on April 14, President Trump declared he was going to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom and ordered his aides to schedule the event as soon as possible. "It was pretty up and down and some lean times, but again, I don't know of anybody that's played this game for a long time that hasn't gone through some ups and downs". (more...)
Man City Wouldn't Have Got To 98 Points Without Us - Jurgen Klopp
- May 13, 2019

After pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in European football, Jurgen Klopp and his team must now focus on beating Wolverhampton Wanderers and hoping that an out-of-form Brighton can do them a favour against Manchester City . "We struggled a little bit today, we are human beings and it will be in your head, you can not deny it". Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson added: "We gave everything, but no regrets". (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis involved in bloody brawl in Latvia Kristaps Porzingis involved in bloody brawl in Latvia
- May 13, 2019

Good news for the mavericks is that despite the wound on his head, Porzingis did not suffer any injuries. TMZ reported, citing witnesses, that Porzingis was jumped by a group of Russian men, who were allegedly unhappy about his recent move from the New York Knicks to Dallas. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool must manage 'emotional and mental effects' of Champions League comeback Klopp: Liverpool must manage 'emotional and mental effects' of Champions League comeback
- May 13, 2019

Despite falling behind to an early Glenn Murray header, City roared back, immediately equalizing through Sergio Aguero, before further strikes from Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan eventually culminated in a deserved 4-1 victory. (more...)
Jürgen Klopp: this is one of best sides Liverpool have ever had Jürgen Klopp: this is one of best sides Liverpool have ever had
- May 13, 2019

The only comfort for Liverpool is that it didn't sign off the season on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton. The one major trophy missing in the City trophy cabinet is the European Cup. "As long as City are around with the quality they have and the financial power and all that stuff, it's not that any other team will pass them easily". (more...)
Man Utd confirm Ander Herrera will leave the club this summer Man Utd confirm Ander Herrera will leave the club this summer
- May 13, 2019

The Spanish midfielder has failed to agree on a new deal at Old Trafford and with his current contract up at the end of this season, his departure has now been confirmed with the club's video. Thanks for these five awesome years. But before that, Herrera sat down with the club's official website in a final interview, revealing why he chose to leave Old Trafford . (more...)
Jason Kidd will likely only accept the Lakers head job Jason Kidd will likely only accept the Lakers head job
- May 13, 2019

After burning Year One of LeBron's three-plus-one commitment to the team, the Lakers could bypass some of the normal new-coach-new-team growing pains and hit the ground running in Year Two. Still, Lue was willing to coordinate with the Lakers on his staff, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It's been said that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss contemplated trading aging superstar LeBron James around the February deadline, and apparently, some close to James are telling Buss ... (more...)
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to appear on ‘Game of Thrones’ Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to appear on ‘Game of Thrones’
- May 12, 2019

Anyway, Rodgers apparently picked a good episode to make his cameo , because it seems that things are going to get insane on Sunday. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was a Lannister soldier in Season 7's "The Spoils of War". Celebrities like pop singer Ed Sheeran, country singer Chris Stapleton and " It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia " star Rob McElhenney have also made guest appearances on the program. (more...)
Ferrari newbie Leclerc may be faster than Vettel: Ecclestone Ferrari newbie Leclerc may be faster than Vettel: Ecclestone
- May 11, 2019

And although Vettel trails world championship leader Valtteri Bottas by 35 points after four races, he insists he is not out of the running. Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari will find a solution as they work to improve his SF90 auto in Barcelona . (more...)
Two all-English football finals, but how English are the teams? Two all-English football finals, but how English are the teams?
- May 11, 2019

It ended Ajax's fairytale run in the Champions League , having upstaged holders Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the final four and star defender De Ligt rued what could have been for the Eredivisie side. The possibilities for the future are endless. Tottenham's path to the final is even more remarkable when you consider that they were matched at [680.0] on the Exchange in the Champions League Winner market after collecting just one point from their first three group stage ... (more...)
Oklahoma State sets school record in April with seven ideal scores Oklahoma State sets school record in April with seven ideal scores
- May 11, 2019

A total of 17 programs received ideal scores for the most recent years. WVU's average April score of 985 is higher than the NCAA's overall four-year April average score of 983. Morris' former school, SMU, has a multi-year score of 967, which encompasses all of Morris' three seasons with the program, plus partial academic years under other head coaches. (more...)
Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving Reacts To Bucks’ Thrashing Of Celtics Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving Reacts To Bucks’ Thrashing Of Celtics
- May 11, 2019

And they'll likely get their wish because as Rose pointed out, Brad Stevens and the Celtics have a set system - and Irving doesn't appear to be a fit anymore. "Because I've been dealing with some bulls-t", Rozier said, per The Athletic's Jay King. If it's going to happen again, Irving assured he's not going to be gun-shy about taking shots. (more...)
Roger Federer clinches 1,200th career win at Madrid Open Roger Federer clinches 1,200th career win at Madrid Open
- May 11, 2019

They had come out in droves on a rare day on which the "big three" of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were all in action. The King of Clay is [1.30] to progress , which actually looks a little on the generous side - I'd be surprised if he was ousted by the current version of Wawrinka in the evening match. (more...)
Avalanche's game-tying goal overturned in Game 7 loss Avalanche's game-tying goal overturned in Game 7 loss
- May 10, 2019

Pavelski's injury happened midway through the third period in Game 7 against Vegas on April 23 with San Jose trailing 3-0. After a cross-check from Vegas forward Cody Eakin , Pavelski collided with Knights forward Paul Stastny and fell head-first to the ice. (more...)
Durant leaves Game 5 after apparent non-contact leg injury Durant leaves Game 5 after apparent non-contact leg injury
- May 10, 2019

Regardless of what happens in Game 5, there are only, at a maximum, two more games before the Western Conference Finals, so the Warriors are likely hoping that Durant's time out will be as short as possible. "Avengers: Endgame" apparently didn't end soon enough for Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson , who reportedly walked out of the Marvel blockbuster an hour early. (more...)
Lionel Messi left at Anfield by Barcelona bus after Liverpool defeat Lionel Messi left at Anfield by Barcelona bus after Liverpool defeat
- May 09, 2019

Winning against Barcelona when you are actually 3-0 down makes it not easier. "I don't tell my missus "wait for me at home, we will have a party after the game because we'll win it". Had £90mil to spend, signs Wijnaldum in 2015 and a disaster-class in management guides Newcastle to the championship and we sell Wijnaldum to Liverpool . (more...)
New York Knicks Back In The Championship Conversation? New York Knicks Back In The Championship Conversation?
- May 09, 2019

The Bay Area team are desperate to keep him and are nearly certain to make the best offer, which is a five-year deal worth $221 million. Similarly, Irving's best deal will also come from Boston Celtics when he enters free agency in the summer, but his backtracking from his verbal commitment to re-sign with them has seen many predicting he will join Durant in NY. (more...)
4 thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s baffling playoff performance 4 thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s baffling playoff performance
- May 09, 2019

The Celtics and Irving, who averaged 23.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game this season, have had a tumultuous season and now trail Milwaukee, 3-1 in their best-of-seven second round National Basketball Association playoff series. (more...)
Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash
- May 08, 2019

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England global claimed he does not expect Klopp to overload the forward line in the absence of injured duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and play a posse of reserve attackers in the semi-final second leg. (more...)
Manchester United finding David De Gea's replacement already? Manchester United finding David De Gea's replacement already?
- May 07, 2019

He can also forget about being named Manchester United's player of the year for the fifth time in six seasons, despite there being a dearth of alternatives. "We support each other", the manager said after the draw with Chelsea . "But there's no chance any of us will point fingers because he's saved us so many times". (more...)
Manchester City clinch domestic double with FA Cup triumph over West Ham Manchester City clinch domestic double with FA Cup triumph over West Ham
- May 07, 2019

Manchester City are bidding to add a second trophy to their cabinet this season after clinching the League Cup in February, while West Ham are in their first FA Cup final, in their maiden season as a professional club. "Of course, they will have to play the game of their lives but they are walking out at Wembley Stadium in front of more than 50,000 people and they shouldn't need any more motivation than that". (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Impresses Again as Raptors Tie Series With Game 4 Win Kawhi Leonard Impresses Again as Raptors Tie Series With Game 4 Win
- May 07, 2019

Through three quarters on Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors had done a lot of things right, and some much less so. Leonard is already in the conversation of the best two-way players in the N.B.A., and his ceiling keeps rising. Kawhi Leonard dominated Game 4 with 39 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in almost 43 minutes. After tons of scrutiny by pundits and fans across social media, Kyle Lowry , Marc Gasol , and Serge Ibaka all had bounce back games on both sides of the court. (more...)
The worst is yet to come for Man United The worst is yet to come for Man United
- May 06, 2019

You want someone who's going to know the market to go and buy players, to bring the best out of them, and you're competing with Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp. "Of course at the moment it's in the hands of Chelsea but we still have six points to play for", Herrera said. "Over 90 minutes we weren't good enough, we missed chances to put the game away, created many chances and didn't let them in our half really", Solksjaer told Sky Sports . (more...)
Real Madrid target Hazard fronts Chelsea kit launch: It just feels right Real Madrid target Hazard fronts Chelsea kit launch: It just feels right
- May 06, 2019

The Belgium worldwide on the Blues' books is considered to form part of world football's elite, as his consistency across many years has cemented a standing alongside the very best players on the planet. Hazard is seen as the player to spark this Real Madrid team into life, especially with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo having left a huge shortfall in terms of goals and chances. (more...)
Europa League: Arsenal hammer Valencia 3-1 at Emirates Europa League: Arsenal hammer Valencia 3-1 at Emirates
- May 05, 2019

Arsenal , Europa League semi-finalists previous year, had lost three consecutive Premier League games to drop to fifth place in the table with two games left - undermining their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish. (more...)
Oxlade-Chamberlain set to play a role in Liverpool’s run Oxlade-Chamberlain set to play a role in Liverpool’s run
- May 05, 2019

If you want to win in football you have to accept that you can lose. "Yes, of course, it's flawless that he's back", Klopp said to the club's official website. As for Liverpool, they at least have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from a long-term injury, with Klopp adding: "It's ideal that Ox is back". What we know is that Naby Keita will play the CAN 2019'. (more...)
Nine-man Tottenham lose again as Travers makes his mark Nine-man Tottenham lose again as Travers makes his mark
- May 05, 2019

Spurs would have guaranteed Champions League football next season had they won on the south coast but red cards for Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth killed their chances of that as they fell to Nathan Ake's late goal. The match starts at 19:30 on 4 May 2019. Travers was almost beaten by a shot unleashed by Lucas Moura from the half-way line as he was caught off his line in the opening exchanges, before his started to show his class with a series of saves to deny Tottenham. (more...)
Bruins' top line produces series-tying performance in Columbus Bruins' top line produces series-tying performance in Columbus
- May 05, 2019

All Marchand could do was watch as the referee sent Jenner back to the faceoff dot for a chance to even the score, mano a mano, against Tuukka Rask . The Blue Jackets didn't take the deficit lying down, although their first goal did come with significant help. Boston's power play had continued to have issues despite that early power-play goal in the first period. (more...)
Suns announce Monty Williams as head coach Suns announce Monty Williams as head coach
- May 04, 2019

However, heading into yet another "most important offseason in franchise history!" kind of summer, the Suns can be afforded no such luxury. "Monty is well respected for his coaching pedigree, leadership and commitment to the community, all of which make him the ideal person to lead our team moving forward". (more...)