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Nadal ready for ATP Tour return in Monte Carlo title defence

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He returned to the top of the ATP men's singles ranking last season and after a brief spell at number two at the start of this year, he is now back at the summit. "And I'm excited about that". "I'm enjoying being here in Monte-Carlo in an event that always brings me the best feelings possible and good memories". Read More »

Bayern hit back over 'outrageous' Kovac claims

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James Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich under Carlo Ancelotti , blossomed under Jupp Heynckes , and is now relishing the prospect of working under Niko Kovac, the coach set to swap Eintracht Frankfurt for Bavaria in the summer. Rummenigge also defended Bayern, adding: "I have to say that, from our point of view, there are no irritations". 'He is innovative, he is one who loves football and also has good communication with his players [which] I have also experienced'. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte urged to warn Marcos Alonso following horror tackle

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Chelsea can't have been expecting to get so rattled by Hughes' men, but they have had a habit of not making things easy for themselves in recent weeks. Things could - and should - have got even worse for the visitors had Marcos Alonso been disciplined for an terrible challenge on Shane Long . It's now been 10 games since they managed to keep a clean sheet and that run continued when Dusan Tadic put the Saints 1-0 up with his first goal since Boxing Day, with Jan Bednarek doubling their ... Read More »

Playoff Gregg Popovich is here to ruin your sideline interview

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The Spurs lost 4-0 to the Warriors last season in the Western Conference finals, and the teams meet Monday for Game 2 of this opening-round series. Popovich; We have to play him better. "We were expecting Cook to start", he told reporters. "But it's not like it changed that much". With the insertion of Iguodala into the starting line-up along with JaVale McGee , the Warriors were longer and more athletic which made it very tough for the Spurs to get into the paint. Read More »

Prescott Says it's 'Tough to See' Dez Go

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That's not my decision". "Hell no, man. I believe in me". "It motivates me and puts all this in perspective". "I'm not throwing anybody under the bus, but that's the difference between me and them". "He's a talented guy". The Cowboys released Bryant on Friday following three consecutive seasons of reduced production on the heels of three seasons with at least 1,200 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns playing with Tony Romo. Read More »

Tigers postpone Saturday game against Yankees

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The teams are still set to square off Sunday night as previously scheduled, with first pitch slated for 7:10 p.m. ET. Tomorrow, the Lugnuts will host the Whitecaps for a doubleheader with first pitch at 1:05 p.m. There was no immediate word on a makeup date. Francisco Liriano is scheduled to start game one while Matthew Boyd is scheduled to start game two for the Tigers. Read More »

Late winner sees Chelsea complete EPL comeback against Southampton

Goals from Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek had put Saints on the way to a crucial three points but Giroud headed a previously listless Chelsea back into a game that had appeared nearly out of reach, Eden Hazard levelled shortly afterwards and then the France hitman struck again - all inside an eight-minute spell. Read More »

Canadian men go for gold after buzzer-beater at the Commonwealth Games

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They kept possession for nearly all of the last three minutes to ensure they made amends for their gold medal match loss to South Africa at Glasgow in 2014. The Australians shot 44 per cent from field goals in the first quarter but still edged Canada in the opening exchanges, before the Boomers fired 14 points without response before half-time to lead by 26. Read More »

Man City Close In On EPL Title With Win Over Spurs

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The result leaves City needing just a win in the next game - or a West Brom victory at Old Trafford later today, which is very unlikely - to claim the championship they've earned with aplomb. Because of the way we conceded the goals, yes, I am disappointed but [there is] nothing to worry about. The hurt of a hard week was forgotten and, as those fans pointed out in noisy chants, they are going to win the league - maybe even today, should Manchester United slip up. Read More »

'Difficult Day' for Hamilton in China: "The pace just wasn't there"

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The lap was incredible, it just kept getting better. Vettel , who claimed the 52nd pole of his career on Saturday, is off to a tremendous start as he chases his fifth title. I don't think so. "It was a hard day", said Hamilton. Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2018 . Read More »

Eagles CB Daryl Worley arrested

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Cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday morning in Philadelphia after being combative with police, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . The NFL Network also said a gun was recovered from the scene. The incident occurred at an intersection near the Eagles facility, according to Mike Garafolo . The Eagles will begin their offseason conditioning program Monday. Read More »

Sergio Ramos avoids ban for being pitchside — Real Madrid-Juve

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The incident dominated Zidane's pre-match news conference ahead of Madrid's LaLiga clash with Malaga on Sunday, and the former France star admitted talk of a "robbery" has left him angry. Three days talking about the same thing is too much. I am disappointed in what has been said after the game. PK? We can talk about the penalty: for me, it is, and for others it isn't. Read More »

Champions League: Liverpool came through whirlwind v Man City - Jurgen Klopp

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Guardiola was sent to the stands after confronting referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz on the pitch at half-time to protest about a City goal being disallowed. 'But then the second half we show up to win the ball. "We didn't play great in the two games but we congratulate Liverpool and focus on the six games we have until the end of the season to wrap up the title". Read More »

Commonwealth Games 2018: England into netball final

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New Zealand's leading women's sprinter claimed three medals on the Gold Coast , two silver and a bronze . The top 10 in the medals tally is rounded off with Canada (4th; 82 medals), New Zealand (5th; 44 medals), South Africa (6th; 37 medals), Wales (7th; 36 medals), Scotland (8th; 44 medals), Nigeria (9th; 24 medals) and Cyprus (10th; 14 medals). Read More »

UEFA charges Pep Guardiola, Liverpool after Champions League clash

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The second half started without Guardiola on the bench.The City coach got sent-off at the break for having some words on the denied second gal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shot over on a rare Liverpool attack before the visitors survived another scare just before the interval as Sane had a goal chalked off. Read More »

Kevin Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs in National Basketball Association playoff

The Spurs finished with an efficiency rating of 38 percent in the paint but received only 13 opportunities with a player getting his first touch of a possession in the paint, which registered as 16 fewer chances than the Warriors. All they had to do was care. In this picture, Golden State Warriors guard Thompson (11) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) in the first quarter in game one of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Read More »

Red Sox off to Best Start in Franchise History

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Red Sox fans need no reminder of the two Hanley Ramirezes. The team's gained 7.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 1.9 units against the spread (ATS). Jon Gray (1-3) allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He returned last year with the Rays and had a fairly solid year, pitching to a 3.66 ERA, though his 4.16 FIP and 4.48 SIERA, as well as a reduced strikeout rate of 17.3% (compared to 21.9% in 2014), were all red flags that some of his success last year might have been a ... Read More »

Mourinho in City observation as United boss makes transfer confession

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Perhaps a little more consistency from the most expensive player in England history will change that. Pogba's form, particularly since the January signing of Alexis Sanchez, has been one of the fascinating sub-plots of United's season with the player reportedly unhappy at the defensive responsibilities he has been asked to perform. Read More »

Vettel snatches pole from Raikkonen as Ferrari dominate in Shanghai

Although Verstappen recovered to finish fourth on track, a 10-second time penalty for his clash with Vettel dropped him to fifth in the final standings behind the second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton , who had a subdued afternoon. The Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo took the fifth and sixth grid spots, with the team just barely getting Ricciardo's vehicle ready after an engine blow-out in final practice. Read More »

PCB announce Test squad for Ireland and England tours

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The other squad members are; Azher Ali, Sami Aslam, Imam ul Haq , Haaris Sohail, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman , Asad Shafique, Usman Salahuddin , Shadab Khan , Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Abbas, Hassan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Rahat Ali and Saad Ali . Read More »

CFB Notebook: Alabama QB Tagovailoa may miss spring game

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He did take a lot of snaps yesterday. "We're going to try to protect this and make sure that this thing is not going to be an issue for him in the fall". "I guess it was pretty obvious that we didn't have any choice - after 11 years, we had to go inside for a scrimmage", Saban said."So, we feel like we've been very fortunate". Read More »

UFC On FOX 29 Twitter Reactions On Dustin Poirier-Justin Gaethje, More

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He is unloading punches in bunches here. Nice uppercut from Poirier after Geathje misses with his own. Poirier is all over him right now. Nice body punch for Poirier. Gaethje works back into the clinch. Another big kick from Gaethje. He had stitches in his face, may have broken his left hand. Gaethje has him presses against the cage. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Marathon runner Callum Hawkins collapses 2km from line

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Hawkins received medical assistance on course, with Team Scotland issuing a release confirming he wouldn't face any serious health risks. The Scot found himself on the tarmac at the 40km mark and this time, his attempts at picking himself up were of futility, spending nearly three minutes on the floor trying to pick up before the medics arrived and Shalley strolled infront of him. Read More »

Referee Oliver 'lost the plot' - Buffon

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Ronaldo met the veteran Italian goalkeeper in the press corridor, hugged him and praised him. Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo received death threats and became the subject of a massive online hate campaign after he turned down a succession of four Chelsea penalty appeals - three of them were clear - during the second leg of the semi-final. Read More »

Egypt star Salah sets African record with looping header against Bournemouth

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Salah's goal, his English Premier League-leading 30th, increased his advantage over Harry Kane in the Golden Boot race while strengthening Liverpool's grip on a top-four finish. To be fair, if we were as good as Salah, we'd probably be greedy as well. Normally, in that situation, to be top of the goalscoring list at the end and win the Golden Boot, or whatever it's called, means you have been successful as a team, but we can't force it. Read More »

Oliveira taps Condit with 2nd-round guillotine choke at UFC Glendale

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Cowboy was in the NBK's half guard and pressured him. "The Natural Born Killer" gets back to full guard. Oliveira started the round with a high kick to Condit, which Condit tried to counter with a flying knee. Oliveira would finish the fight and win over Carlos Condit . NBK landed a huge up kick. "Its so hard to pull yourself up out of the ground after you have dug a pretty deep hole, but i have told myself to embrace adversity and to look fear in the face and say bring it", said Michelle ... Read More »

Chong Wei to battle Srikanth in Commonwealth Games final

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Sunday's victory was by no means guaranteed awarded his first career loss to Srikanth from the mixed team the other day but Chong Wei drew on all his knowledge, and also the skills that retained him as world number 1 for almost 4 years out of 2008. Read More »

DuxCoin (DUX) soars 0.17% on April 10-11

CQST last traded at Cryptopia exchange. Dash (DASH) traded down 0.7% against the dollar and now trades at $297.56 or 0.04341870 BTC. Internet of People (IOP) traded 0% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.58 or 0.00023199 BTC. Read More »

Liverpool get Roma; Arsenal draw Atletico Madrid in European semi-finals

Wenger, whose side play Manchester United away in the Premier League between the two legs of the semi-final, had identified Atletico, Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016, as the most risky side in the draw. Arsenal's overwhelming priority now will be their first European semi-final since the 2009 Champions League and Wenger hopes to use a rare clear midweek after Newcastle to give his players the chance to recover. Read More »

Israel Adesanya keeps flawless record with UFC decision win over Marvin Vettori

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Marvin Vettori came forward with a renewed show of aggression to open round three. Adesanya on the other hand was able to find success in countering left hands and an occasional attack of leg kicks. Vettori's chin was certainly on display, thought Adesanya remained calm as he maneuvered on the feet. Adesanya lands a nice right hand. Israel returns fire with a right hand over the top. Read More »

National Media Predictions: Raptors-Wizards Series

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According to TSN Sports' Josh Lewenberg, VanVleet's shoulder is fine for the long-term, but he has still to be cleared to play. The Toronto Raptors' quest for the franchise's first National Basketball Association championship gets underway Saturday afternoon at Air Canada Center. Read More »

Joel Embiid: Targeting Game 2 or 3 for return

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One could argue the Miami Heat didn't have its $98 million starting center either. The 76ers ruled him out of Game 1 well before tipoff. There's a chance that occurs prior to Monday's Game 2, so Embiid can essentially be upgraded to questionable for that contest at this point in time. Read More »

Jordan Ayew supplies cutting edge to give Swansea City some breathing space

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From the resulting corner, Federico Fernández met Carroll's delivery from the right and powered a goalbound header but Cenk Tosun manning the near post headed off the line. Abraham lashed over as Everton's set-piece defending once again malfunctioned, while the pantomime jeers that greeted a late Wayne Rooney free-kick did much to summarise the efforts of Allardyce's side and his former England captain. Read More »