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Arsene Wenger 'concerned' about Arsenal supporters ahead of Europa League quarter-final Arsene Wenger 'concerned' about Arsenal supporters ahead of Europa League quarter-final
- April 04, 2018

Cech was absent from the squad for the Premier League fixture with Stoke City on Sunday due to a groin injury, but the Czech stopper has recovered in time for the first leg of the last-eight tie at the Emirates Stadium. "But because the mentality in the team is very good, strong and healthy - we're recovered". Calum Chambers has warned his Arsenal team-mates not to be "wound up" by the prospect of playing CSKA Moscow amid a backdrop of political tension between the United Kingdom and ... (more...)
Ray Wilkins, former England and Manchester United midfielder, dies aged 61 Ray Wilkins, former England and Manchester United midfielder, dies aged 61
- April 04, 2018

Wilkins had been working as a TV and radio pundit. He won the Scottish title and League Cup, scoring a spectacular volley in a memorable 5-1 Old Firm win at home to Celtic. He became the fourth player sent off while playing for England when he was dismissed during the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico in a game against Morocco. (more...)
De Bruyne names Salah as PFA Player of the Year
- April 04, 2018

The PFA Player of the Year award is a two-horse race with Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah by far and away the leading contenders to take the prestigious prize. For me, this season he has been incredible. This season I think the way Jurgen Klopp wants to play is ideal for him. When quizzed on whether it was Salah's goalscoring record or his surprising impact on arriving back in England, De Bruyne insisted that there was simply no other choice. (more...)
Deontay Wilder: I'm ready to fight Anthony Joshua in UK Deontay Wilder: I'm ready to fight Anthony Joshua in UK
- April 04, 2018

Higgins said he has sounded out Eddie Hearn about bringing his man over to the United Kingdom again in the summer but insists there are plenty of options for the Kiwi fighter to consider. Wilder has supposedly already agreed to take a 40% split in a unification fight with Joshua, but that's just speculation for now and until the fight has been announced and the contracts signed, we can not be certain that it'll be taking place. (more...)
Villanova-Michigan drew National Championship Game's lowest rating ever, per report Villanova-Michigan drew National Championship Game's lowest rating ever, per report
- April 04, 2018

The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu scored 31 points Monday to lift 'Nova to another blowout tournament victory - this time 79-62 over MI for its second title in three seasons. The 6-5 DiVincenzo spent the season in Villanova's array of talents making 10 starts, averaging 29 minutes, 13 points and so on. "Whenever that happens we go back to work". (more...)
Pardew leaves West Brom by mutual consent Pardew leaves West Brom by mutual consent
- April 04, 2018

He was appointed manager of League One side Walsall in 2011 and spent four years in charge of the Saddlers. He won just one out of his 18 Premier League games, only taking away eight points from a possible 54. "But you know me, I like pissing people off". But they made a decision to call time on his tenure early after seeing thousands of season ticket-holders staying away and others throwing their tickets on to the pitch in disgust on Saturday. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte claims Morata can benefit from striking struggles Chelsea boss Conte claims Morata can benefit from striking struggles
- April 04, 2018

The Spaniard's persistent back injury has become the source of major frustration and the the forward has picked up five yellow cards and one sending off in recent weeks. Courtois did not feature for Belgium during the worldwide break because of a hamstring problem, while defender Christensen was sent back by Denmark after struggling with muscle fatigue. (more...)
Tony Ferguson response to Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz callouts
- April 04, 2018

There's no denying the sting that being forced out of the biggest fight of your career - the fourth overall time Ferguson vs. Khabib has been called off - but " El Cucuy " also has a solid point here. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will go up a weightclass and look to do a Conor McGregor and hold two belts at the same time. MMA journalists and fans wanted to know if the UFC offered the current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor the opportunity to step in and defend his ... (more...)
Guendogan: City better prepared to cope with Liverpool's attack Guendogan: City better prepared to cope with Liverpool's attack
- April 04, 2018

LONDON , ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London, England. "But he's there, he's been there more often than not and he's finished them off albeit he has missed some chances as well. I think he will stay there", Adams told BBC Radio 5 Live , as quoted by the Daily Star . (more...)
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
- April 04, 2018

The solo shots by a pair of veterans who entered a combined 2 for 21 against the three-time NL Cy Young Award victor supplied enough offense for Zack Godley, who pitched seven effective innings. In 2017, Jansen gave up five home runs and seven walks all season and now already has two of each after two appearances in 2018. "Who cares? Who cares?" "Listen, those guys have bats", Jansen said. (more...)
Van Dijk Knows How To Stop Salah - But He's Not Telling Van Dijk Knows How To Stop Salah - But He's Not Telling
- April 04, 2018

However, whilst Rush's goals contributed to winning the European Cup, Premier League and League Cup, Salah will go without silverware unless City are slayed on the route to Liverpool's sixth European crown. He has received widespread praise for the quality of his performances and he believes this has been his most consistent season. "I play as a central-midfielder now and do a lot of stuff". (more...)
Pochettino hails Alli as Spurs break Chelsea curse
- April 04, 2018

With just seven games remaining of the Premier League season, most teams now know their fate. The club are close to guaranteeing a third straight season of Champions League football , as their new 62,000 capacity stadium nears completion. (more...)
Craig Gilroy 'under review' by Ulster Rugby Craig Gilroy 'under review' by Ulster Rugby
- April 04, 2018

The sender of this message was referred to only as "CG" during court proceedings. In a statement posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday night, Gilroy said that he "would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused" by the message and though he clarified that it was sent privately, he said it was " totally inappropriate " and "not an accurate reflection of my beliefs nor Ulster Rugby's values". (more...)
Ohtani hits his first Major League Baseball homer Ohtani hits his first Major League Baseball homer
- April 04, 2018

The 23-year-old two-way star brought Angel Stadium to its feet after belting a three-run shot out of right field as the Angels made a dominating start to their game against the Cleveland Indians . Ohtani capped a six-run first inning by lifting a ball out to center on a 2-2 count against Josh Tomlin . Ohtani seemed confused at first by the silent treatment upon entering the dugout, but then he played along and gave some fake high-fives. (more...)
Lightning blank Bruins to set single-season points record Lightning blank Bruins to set single-season points record
- April 04, 2018

His slap shot from atop the right wing circle beat Rask, who tried to use the blocker to steer the puck aside - except he missed, and that began the struggles for the Boston goalie, who made 32 saves. Boston Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo has a fractured left ankle and will miss three to four months, general manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday. (more...)
Confirmed Line-Ups: UEFA Champions League, Juventus vs Real Madrid Confirmed Line-Ups: UEFA Champions League, Juventus vs Real Madrid
- April 04, 2018

Even the Juventus fans stood and applauded. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is expecting Argentine ace Paulo Dybala to fire against Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Tonight's heavyweight clash is a repeat of last season's Champions League final, in which Los Blancos dominated the Old Lady at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'can beat anyone' on his day - VIrgil van Dijk Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'can beat anyone' on his day - VIrgil van Dijk
- April 04, 2018

De Bruyne leads the league in assists and has had a further hand in 22 goals for the Citizens. "It's the quarter-finals of the Champions League and I've never played at this stage before". "We need to keep our focus and prepare well". "Do I get a vote? Maybe we can at least win the other one". Spanish and English press reports claimed that Real Madrid seeks Salah's services next summer to compensate for the imminent departure of Welshman Gareth Bale in the summer. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo makes Champions League history with goal against Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo makes Champions League history with goal against Juventus
- April 04, 2018

The season did not go as well as we expected but I'm happy because now we are in good form. When covering the Juventus media day ahead of the Cardiff final last season there was a tangible sense of optimism in the ranks of all connected with the club. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 'entitled to £9m payout in event of sacking'
- April 04, 2018

Frustrated by the first penalty decision, Stoke manager Paul Lambert called for the Premier League to introduce the Video Assistant Referee system that has so far only been used in cup competitions in England. Conte has, throughout the season, heavily criticised the club for what he sees as insufficient investment in playing staff and has previously said he doesn't know whether the club match his ambition to win the league. (more...)
Antonio Conte sends Alvaro Morata ultimatum after poor Chelsea displays Antonio Conte sends Alvaro Morata ultimatum after poor Chelsea displays
- April 04, 2018

The defending champions are looking to overtake Mauricio Pochettino's side and seal a top-four finish that will ensure Champions League action next season. Gary Cahill is ready to step in for Christensen and No 2 keeper Willy Caballero is celebrating a prized first cap for Argentina - aged 36. But, for sure, every manager wants to try and win a trophy. (more...)
DiVincenzo fires Villanova to NCAA title DiVincenzo fires Villanova to NCAA title
- April 04, 2018

On April 3rd, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines soundly to the score of 79-62 in the NCAA Men's Basketball championship. Immediately following that final bucket, players are inundated with television cameras and reporters, coaches and family members. (more...)
Buffon ready for Ronaldo in Champions League duel Buffon ready for Ronaldo in Champions League duel
- April 04, 2018

The difference between winning and losing will be marginal'. Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final past year but Chiellini has denied that his team are looking for payback. Fortunately we have also good memories against them. "There is a lot of respect for Real Madrid , but it doesn't mean we can't beat them". "If you want to reach the Champions League final, you have to play the big teams like Real Madrid ". (more...)
Canelo Alvarez Has Officially Pulled Out Of His Rematch With Gennady Golovkin Canelo Alvarez Has Officially Pulled Out Of His Rematch With Gennady Golovkin
- April 04, 2018

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez announced Tuesday that the hotly anticipated rematch for the middleweight title between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has been canceled as a result of Alvarez's two failed drug tests on February 17 and February 21. (more...)
Eyes on Tiger at Masters practice as tension builds Eyes on Tiger at Masters practice as tension builds
- April 04, 2018

Woods returned to action this season after competing in just two PGA Tour events since the end of the 2015 season and has missed the cut in his past three major tournament appearances going into Thursday morning's opening round of the Masters . (more...)
Nerlens Noel's season - and perhaps Mavericks tenure - ends with National Basketball Association suspension Nerlens Noel's season - and perhaps Mavericks tenure - ends with National Basketball Association suspension
- April 04, 2018

Former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel has had a tumultuous career so far in the National Basketball Association, and now he's got a drug suspension on his record. In his first full season with the Mavs, Noel only appeared in 30 games and averaged just 4.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in a little more than 15 minutes of action per night. (more...)
Cole fans 11 in Houston debut as Astros beat Rangers 8-2 Cole fans 11 in Houston debut as Astros beat Rangers 8-2
- April 04, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast this AL matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET. Pirates 5, Twins 4 Colin Moran hit his first career grand slam and Jameson Taillon struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings as Pittsburgh remained unbeaten with a victory over visiting Minnesota. (more...)
Tiger Woods, ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith reportedly in legal battle over NDA Tiger Woods, ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith reportedly in legal battle over NDA
- April 04, 2018

TMZ Sports is reporting the news. Smith reportedly believes Woods cheated on her during their relationship. TMZ reports that Woods' ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith , whom Tiger dated from 2015 to 2017, is seeking to have a non-disclosure agreement that she signed during the relationship invalidated. (more...)
What it looks like to lose the NCAA championship game
- April 04, 2018

Six straight points from DiVincenzo gave the Wildcats a lift, but MI continued to hold the lead thanks to 7-of-11 shooting from the floor in the first eight minutes of activity (.636). It's why this Villanova team is the best program in college basketball . Villanova won all six of its NCAA tournament games by double figures. The German center scored nine points in the first five minutes, nailing one 3-pointer and going to the hoop with grace. (more...)
New England Patriots Trade WR Brandin Cooks New England Patriots Trade WR Brandin Cooks
- April 04, 2018

This trade gives New England enviable draft capital. By keeping Cooks, the Patriots likely would've been looking at a lucrative contract extension or the franchise tag. With Cooks gone, the Patriots have a hole at receiver. The Rams got their playmaking wide receiver to become a Super Bowl contender. Naturally, the new rumors have already sprung. (more...)
No April Fools Here: Tony Ferguson Out of UFC 223 No April Fools Here: Tony Ferguson Out of UFC 223
- April 04, 2018

Prior to injuring his knee in a freak accident on set while promoting the event, Ferguson was the interim lightweight champion. But he has a different name in mind for whom he hopes to face should he defeat Holloway. That doesn't mean that the winning streak isn't significant. Holloway is aiming to become a two-division champion. On Khabib's side, there's also interesting narratives to look at. (more...)

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