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Gareth Southgate watches Jack Butland protect Stoke goal from Hammers Gareth Southgate watches Jack Butland protect Stoke goal from Hammers
- April 30, 2017

Enter Slaven Bilic - somehow still at West Ham , despite the club averaging half a point less per game than they did last season - who is in need of a goalscorer. Stoke are unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League under Mark Hughes (W3, D4), although four of the last five meetings have been draws. "We just needed to be a bit more clinical with that final ball, just a little bit more craft at the top end of the pitch". (more...)
Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season' Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season'
- April 30, 2017

However, no announcement has yet been made as Arsenal , sixth in the league, challenge to finish in the top four to secure a Champions League berth - during Wenger's 21 years as manager, Arsenal have not finished outside the top four in the Premier League. (more...)
Colchester United game at Leyton Orient is abandoned because of fan protest Colchester United game at Leyton Orient is abandoned because of fan protest
- April 30, 2017

Another flare, the second of the match, was thrown on the pitch moments before a crowd invasion and sit-down protest on 85 minutes, calling for Orient owner Becchetti to quit the club, forced referee Carl Boyeson to bring the players off the field. (more...)
Chelsea made FA Cup favourites after dramatic victory
- April 30, 2017

Arsenal rode their luck, especially in the first half when Aguero had a penalty appeal ignored and the officials disallowed a City goal in the incorrect belief that the ball had drifted momentarily out of play. Mesut Ozil briefly enlivened a tepid display with a spin and shot as Arsenal stirred, but it was the unlikely figure of Monreal who levelled with a nonchalant far-post volley from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross. (more...)
Sharapova welcomes new anti-doping drive, happy for more tests Sharapova welcomes new anti-doping drive, happy for more tests
- April 30, 2017

Friday saw the 30-year-old maintain her winning streak after a straight sets victory of 6-3, 6-4 against Estonian Anett Kontaveit, meaning she is now one match away from the final. She added: "I am a competitor by nature". The Russian is just relishing being back on the tennis court and wants to put the ban behind her. Despite all the attention and criticism Sharapova has received in the last few months, she has not let that affect her game. (more...)
Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku
- April 30, 2017

Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders drafted cornerback Gareon Conley out of Ohio State with their only first-round pick, the 24th overall selection. Barnidge used Twitter to welcome Njoku to the Browns on Thursday and has an outstanding reputation as a leader and teammate. (more...)
Chicago Bulls: Takeaways From Game 1 Win Over Boston Celtics
- April 30, 2017

Wade, who scored 11 points in Game 1 , has been open about the fact he has to take a backseat to Butler's game. It was written in this space before this series that, No. The Bulls will also have to find a way to limit Isaiah Thomas' free throw attempts, as he took 12 total shots from the charity stripe in the game. (more...)
Major League Baseball suspends Twins' Miguel Sano one game for brawl with Tigers Major League Baseball suspends Twins' Miguel Sano one game for brawl with Tigers
- April 30, 2017

Nicholas Castellanos and Justin Upton each hit a solo home run for the Tigers, who put star slugger Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list before the game and used five relievers after Boyd was tossed. Boshers was sent back down after pitching 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. The Twins didn't think Haley's pitch to Jones called for retaliation. Adduci had a two-run double and Hicks followed with a two-run single. (more...)
Washington Capitals Triumph In Overtime Over Toronto Maple Leafs Washington Capitals Triumph In Overtime Over Toronto Maple Leafs
- April 30, 2017

But in the end, Toronto could not hold off the Washington onslaught, as the Capitals took the series four games to two. "This is just the start for us". But they eventually stabilized and generated the best chances in an opening period where few existed. Toronto's top line - comprised of rookies Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews and William Nylander - was great in this series. (more...)
Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors
- April 30, 2017

No. 2 Cavs defeat No. 4 Wizards in six games: The Cavs close out another conference finals series on the road, making a third straight Finals appearance. From a Raptors point of view, the Cavaliers have been a tantalizing sideshow throughout their title defence - there's no getting around it. If they do reach the Finals, they will never put forth meaningful effort in a regular season ever again. (more...)
United boss Mourinho: Aguero was 'very smart' in Fellaini dismissal United boss Mourinho: Aguero was 'very smart' in Fellaini dismissal
- April 30, 2017

That may be a Scouser's dream but it remains a possibility given the state of the top-four race. Make sure you grab one ! But there are plenty of reasons to suggest that won't be the case. Take a look at his head butt of Man City forward Sergio Aguero in today's goalless Manchester Derby. "I didn't see the action on TV and I was far away". (more...)
Wenger planning transfer targets for next season
- April 30, 2017

Alexis Sánchez pounced in the 101st minute to score a winning goal and preserve Arsenal's hopes of ending a tumultuous season with a trophy. As reported by Goal, Koscielny said: "We were motivated and offensive". It was very hard but we managed to find the answers". We have shown that. That for me is the most important. Today we are sad but as soon as possible we will stand up. (more...)
Serena Williams Responds to Tennis Pro's Racist Comments About Her Unborn Baby Serena Williams Responds to Tennis Pro's Racist Comments About Her Unborn Baby
- April 30, 2017

I can't wait to meet you. Does my sassiness upset you? "Why are you beset with gloom?", Williams asked Nastase, quoting a Maya Angelou poem. The world No. Nastase was banned from the tie and later handed a provisional suspension by the ITF. In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. (more...)
Jake Butt Collects $543k On Insurance Policy With Draft Slide Jake Butt Collects $543k On Insurance Policy With Draft Slide
- April 30, 2017

Derby, Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and Henry Krieger-Coble. "A top-notch TE we're fortunate to select in the 5th". Butt, who bypassed the National Football League draft a year ago to return to MI for his senior season now gets to focus on his new team instead of his own rehab from a December 30 ACL tear. (more...)
Broncos trade RB Bibbs and pick to 49ers Broncos trade RB Bibbs and pick to 49ers
- April 30, 2017

New Orleans used its top pick, the 11th overall, to take cornerback Marshon Lattimore on Thursday night. Personally, I wouldn't love the value if the Saints go quarterback at 42 among that group. "This is a pass-heavy league, so I feel like I can press (receivers) and get in their face and disrupt everybody". Knowing they have to face three of the bigger wide receivers in the league twice a year in Atlanta's Julio Jones, Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans, the Saints ... (more...)
Bulpett: Celtics embarrass themselves in Game 2 loss to Bulls Bulpett: Celtics embarrass themselves in Game 2 loss to Bulls
- April 30, 2017

Rondo, a former Celtic who won a championship in Boston , just missed the 11th triple-double of his playoff career with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. Playing with a heavy heart, Isaiah Thomas then had to suit up for his team's playoff game against Chicago. "[But] if you can give the offense a different look, they go out a little further, it takes a little more time off the [shot] clock, all those things help". (more...)
Panthers add more speed on Day 2, draft slot receiver Samuel Panthers add more speed on Day 2, draft slot receiver Samuel
- April 30, 2017

When Fournette's name was called as the fourth overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was nearly inevitable that McCaffrey was going to be a Panther. Butker's arrival officially puts veteran Graham Gano on notice. Newton, who had surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in late March, is expected to have less involvement in the running game out of the read-option after a 2016 season when he took a pounding. (more...)
NFL Draft: Jets select Cal WR Chad Hansen with 141st pick NFL Draft: Jets select Cal WR Chad Hansen with 141st pick
- April 30, 2017

The Jets have traded defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson to tongiht during the second round of the NFL Draft. The selection of Hansen came one round after the Jets took WR ArDarius Stewart from Alabama in the third round. In his two Cal seasons after transferring from Idaho State and sitting out 2014, he racked up 111 catches for 1,498 yards (13.5 yards/catch) and 12 TDs. (more...)
Vettel keeps Ferrari on top in final Russian Grand Prix practise
- April 30, 2017

Meanwhile, Bottas led the Mercedes challenge and will line-up third, 0.095secs off Vettel - and only 0.036secs adrift of Raikkonen. The pole for Vettel is his first since Singapore in 2015. Vettel turned in a fastest lap time of 1:33.194 in Q3 to wrestle pole away from provisional leader Raikkonen, who ran wide at the final corner on his last timed effort. (more...)
Zane Gonzalez Picked In The Seventh Round By The Cleveland Browns Zane Gonzalez Picked In The Seventh Round By The Cleveland Browns
- April 30, 2017

It was the team's first of two picks in the 7th round, and the sixth overall pick of the 7th round. During the 2016 season, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Deer Park, Texas, converted 23 of his 25 field goal tries (92.0 percent), including all 16 of his attempts from between 20 and 49 yards. (more...)