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5 talking points ahead of Women's FA Cup final 5 talking points ahead of Women's FA Cup final
- May 07, 2019

Flaherty won the FA Cup for the seventh time last season when Chelsea lifted the trophy, and Scotland worldwide Ross was with City when Cushing guided them to FA Cup glory in 2017. "(But) we know the 7-1 game here wasn't a true reflection of West Ham, we know it will be a hard game. Can City go season unbeaten? "We know for sure that 7-1 game here was not a true reflection of West Ham", he added. (more...)
Did the Kentucky Derby make the right call in disqualifying Maximum Security? Did the Kentucky Derby make the right call in disqualifying Maximum Security?
- May 06, 2019

Of that total, 82.5 percent goes back to winning bettors. He added that he sees no point in Maximum Security participating in May 18's Preakness Stakes because the horse can no longer win the Triple Crown. On Monday, West - a billionaire and well known breeder of thoroughbred racing horses - also announced that Maximum Security will not be running in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, later this month. (more...)
Maximum Security's owner to appeal Kentucky Derby disqualification Maximum Security's owner to appeal Kentucky Derby disqualification
- May 06, 2019

West also told NBC that Maximum Security wouldn't be running in the Preakness. Gary West confirmed the decision by phone to The Associated Press . West was questioned by host Craig Melvin, who pointed out that in Kentucky, rules state that stewards' decisions are final. When asked for comment, Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery said in an email sent to Reuters that the size of the field was not a factor in Maximum Security's disqualification. (more...)
Federer happy to return to clay after three-year hiatus Federer happy to return to clay after three-year hiatus
- May 06, 2019

However, with 11-time French Open victor Nadal in something of a clay-court slump, having been deposed as Barcelona and Monte Carlo champion in recent weeks, Federer sees a glimmer of hope. So that helped because I remember three or four years ago, when I was practicing it was snowing, like this weekend in Switzerland, and that didn't inspire me very much to go practice on clay, or go into an indoor bubble and stuff, so this year was easy. (more...)
Mohamed Salah Roberto Firmino injury blow as pair miss Liverpool vs Barcelona Mohamed Salah Roberto Firmino injury blow as pair miss Liverpool vs Barcelona
- May 06, 2019

Should the Catalans get the goal they desire, Liverpool would have to score five times without further reply to progress. The defender stressed it is hard to make comparisons with that scenario as in April 2016 they returned to Anfield with the tie level and with an away goal to their credit but he believes that - and their never-say-die attitude this season - will give them inspiration. (more...)
Derby County book spot in Championship play-offs for promotion to Premier League Derby County book spot in Championship play-offs for promotion to Premier League
- May 06, 2019

Second-placed Sheffield United, who drew 2-2 at Stoke City, will have the luxury of sitting back and watching while Leeds , West Brom , Villa and Derby contest the Championship play-offs. Boro start the day a point behind sixth-placed Derby, who host West Brom, and with an inferior goal difference. Leeds won both meetings with Derby this season, thrashing the Rams at Pride Park 4-1 and then running out 2-0 winners at Elland Road. (more...)
Man City's Guardiola: Liverpool one of two best teams I have faced Man City's Guardiola: Liverpool one of two best teams I have faced
- May 06, 2019

City will regain top spot in this nail-biting title race if they defeat Leicester City tonight in their final home game. The ex-England striker has netted 34 times against the "big six" sides - including five against City - and Rodgers expects him to give the hosts problems when they meet on Monday Night Football. (more...)
Embiid didn't sleep, required IV ahead of Game 4 loss to Raptors Embiid didn't sleep, required IV ahead of Game 4 loss to Raptors
- May 06, 2019

In Toronto's eight games this postseason, Siakam has averaged 22.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists, with an effective field goal percentage of 56.9. Over the final nailbiting 12 minutes, Butler banked in a three-pointer to put the Sixers up by three. From then, the Raptors stretched out their lead to ten points early on with an 11-0 run. (more...)
England overcome batting collapse to beat Ireland by four wickets England overcome batting collapse to beat Ireland by four wickets
- May 06, 2019

Captain Eoin Morgan fended a bouncer from Little behind while Joe Denly pulled a Boyd Rankin short ball straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. George Dockrell's magnificent catch at midwicket saw the end of James Vince for 18 as Little shone, dismissing Eoin Morgan (0) and Dawid Malan (24) after Joe Root went to Tim Murtagh for seven. (more...)
Gareth Bale dropped for Real Madrid's clash with Villarreal Gareth Bale dropped for Real Madrid's clash with Villarreal
- May 06, 2019

Madrid have three games to go in a season to forget, starting with Sunday's home match against 14th-placed Villarreal . "We did not fail in Getafe - we played well, we missed the goal, but I was happy with the team", he said. Zidane admits it is hard to take too many positives from the Rayo loss, three days on from their stalemate with Getafe, but he says Madrid will not down tools with games against Villarreal , Real Sociedad and Real Betis to come. (more...)
Ashley Young Ashley Young "can't fault effort" of Man Utd teammates in Huddersfield draw
- May 05, 2019

The point means the Red Devils will miss out on a Champions League place next season. United pushed for the victor late on but the home side held firm to secure a well-earned draw at the John Smith's Stadium. "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had enough, "I'll just stick a kid on, I might as well". It remains to be seen what the future holds for Sanchez given his struggles at Manchester United this season. (more...)
ICC latest rankings: India, England dominate Test, ODI charts ICC latest rankings: India, England dominate Test, ODI charts
- May 05, 2019

In other changes, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have moved up one place each to 7th and 8th positions, respectively, with the West Indies slipped down to ninth. India , who have won 49 and lost 18 of the 70 matches they have played, are the only team to have won more than England in this period. Netherlands which has gained ODI status, will join the rankings after playing two more ODIs while Namibia, Oman and United States of America are most likely to find a place in the rankings once ... (more...)
Afridi reveals his actual age, five years difference Afridi reveals his actual age, five years difference
- May 05, 2019

Back in 2017, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The cricketer who has written and rewritten history in the sport has been caught off guard while writing his own book and has ended up revealing his actual age. (more...)
McIlroy shares lead at Wells Fargo; Wu ahead in Shenzhen McIlroy shares lead at Wells Fargo; Wu ahead in Shenzhen
- May 05, 2019

Five holes into the round - long before the two storm delays of a little more than an hour each at Quail Hollow - Dahmen hit a pitch into a bunker to make double bogey and blasted a chip 25 feet by the hole for a bogey and suddenly was four shots behind. (more...)
Liverpool's Van Dijk: Barcelona know Champions League tie not over Liverpool's Van Dijk: Barcelona know Champions League tie not over
- May 05, 2019

Klopp said at that time: "Last night we signed the contract and this morning I wake and I'm the manager of Liverpool FC". Moreover, the Whites believe that Zinedine Zidane's potential influence could bend the balance in their favour, but Lionel Messi would be no less bait from Barcelona's side either. (more...)
Liverpool boss Klopp delivers Firmino Barcelona update Liverpool boss Klopp delivers Firmino Barcelona update
- May 05, 2019

It was all the more impressive given that on Wednesday Liverpool had expended so much energy against Barcelona only to end up with a bitter 3-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. " Liverpool were outstanding. I enjoyed a lot watching it. The atmosphere was like something happened between them in the past". After 37 Premier League games, the clock is ticking on Liverpool's title bid. (more...)
Real Madrid look to van de Beek as Pogba alternative Real Madrid look to van de Beek as Pogba alternative
- May 04, 2019

The season's how it is, but we have to start thinking about next season because there are going to be changes here; numerous current players will be staying and our fans will be the same. "If you could swap him Gareth Bale , swap him all day". "The fans will be the same, and most of the players too so we must stick together". We have to take one step at a time. (more...)
Leeds' Bamford gets two-game ban for deceiving referee Leeds' Bamford gets two-game ban for deceiving referee
- May 04, 2019

Speaking at a news conference ahead of third-placed Leeds' game at relegated Ipswich on Sunday, Bielsa said he would pay the club's fine for failing to control their players "because it's my responsibility". In the aftermath, Bielsa instructed his players to allow Villa to go through and score from the kick-off. The first came as the Yorkshire club played on with a Villans' ace down injured - pretending to put the ball out of play before scoring to make it 1-0. (more...)
Bournemouth 1 Tottenham 0: Nine-man Spurs lose to late Ake header Bournemouth 1 Tottenham 0: Nine-man Spurs lose to late Ake header
- May 04, 2019

But Nathan Ake headed home from a corner in the 91st minute to finally break through for Bournemouth, as they secured a first-ever league win against Tottenham. What does it mean? Foyth offered no complaints for the red card that could have had devastating consequences but fortunately Simpson came away unscathed. (more...)
Indians’ Corey Kluber fractures arm after being struck by ball Indians’ Corey Kluber fractures arm after being struck by ball
- May 04, 2019

Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland when the team can determine how long the pitcher might be out. According to Statcast , Anderson's ball left the bat with an exit velocity of 102.2 miles per hour as it headed directly back at the pitcher. (more...)

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