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PSL Statement on acts of violence and hooliganism


DA shadow minister of sport and recreation Tsepo Mhlongo said stadium management‚ football marshals‚ Premier Soccer League (PSL) leadership and the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) must provide answers on why security measures they had in place failed which saw fans invade the pitch unhindered. Read More »

20th match (D/N), Indian Premier League at Hyderabad, Apr 22 2018


Here is our pre-match report. Notably, the Chennai-based franchise had more often than not, scraped through to the knockout stages of the tournament in the first eight seasons of the cash-rich league. On Sunday full house show, between Sunrisers Hyderabad to battle against Chennai Super Kings . Rajasthan pulled back through legspinner Shreyas Gopal (3-20), who removed Raina, Dhoni (5) and Sam Billings (3) in successive overs. Read More »

Man Utd midfielder tells Pogba to 'take more responsibility'


Martial has nine goals and five assists to his name in 27 Premier League appearances this term, while Rashford has six in 30 games. Expect this narrative to change once more after Pogba's performance in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday as the Frenchman put in a commanding performance, which saw him set up Alexis Sanchez's equaliser, to help his side advance to the final. Read More »

IPL 2018 | Another Chris Gayle and KL Rahul show


KXIP were cruising through scoring 96 in 8.2 overs before the rain interrupted the match. Kings XI raced to the target with 11 balls to spare and for the loss of Rahul, who hit a blistering 27-ball 60 that contained nine fours and two sixes. Read More »

Aust wheelchair champ wins London Marathon


Farah, who overcame early problems with his drinks bottle, fell well behind Kipchoge but still registered a time of 2:06:32 to break Steve Jones's British record achieved in 1985. Kathrine Switzer, one of the great trailblazers in the push for gender equality in sport, will set the world's best elite wheelchair racers on their way in pursuit of London Marathon glory at 08:55, followed five minutes later by more than 90 of the world's top para-athletes in the other five races of the World Para ... Read More »

Barcelona Wins Copa Del Rey After Downing Sevilla 5-0


He scored Barcelona's fourth goal, after a attractive one-two with Lionel Messi . Coutinho added a fifth from the penalty spot to complete the rout. The first player to achieve this feat was Telmo Zarra between 1942 and 1950 (eight goals). Impressively, the 5-0 win was also the fourth consecutive year in which Barca had won the La Copa. Read More »

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah happy to prove Chelsea wrong


I must be doing the away kit'. Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). "What happened was an advertisement for football: Even the last team in the standings, practically doomed, can come here and impose their own game". The Croatia worldwide was forced off with a minor problem in Saturday's 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. Read More »

Jazz take 2-1 series lead over Thunder; Rubio has monster night


And these are the sights and sounds that nobody would have imagined, as of mid-January: A classic playoff environment with Vivint Smart Home Arena's seats systematically colored to match the court with orange, red and yellow T-shirts distributed to fans, who delivered chants of "Ru-bi-o" as the point guard produced a triple-double of 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Read More »

Giroud thanks Wenger for making his 'dream come true'


Patrick Vieira has led NYCFC to the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals in each of his first two seasons, and his club are top of the table through seven games this year. "I have a number of years left as a manager". "I managed the club with full commitment and integrity". 'I improved so much alongside you on and off the pitch thanks to your support and your trust over the years!' Arsenal are now weighing up candidates to take over from Arsène Wenger . Read More »

Adrien Broner goes wild in controversial interview after Vargas fight


In the night's main event, four-division champion Adrien Broner takes on two-division champion Jessie Vargas . How nice when boxing exceeds our expectations. "Bring him on, I'm ready man". This fight is starting to get real nasty as both men keep landing strong punches. For now this is how it's going to be. Read More »

Kaepernick protests earn Amnesty International honour


Now, with Amnesty International , a global group has recognized Kaepernick. He described police killings of African-Americans and Latinos in the U.S. Kaepernick first took a knee during the pre-game playing of the United States national anthem when he was with the 49ers in 2016. Kaepernick paid tribute to his friend for his own role in the protest movement. Read More »

Timberwolves chew up Rockets


The Rockets led 61-59 in the third quarter on a Harden 3-pointer before Minnesota rallied with a 9-2 spurt and never looked back. The starting backcourt of Butler and Teague outplayed the Rockets' tandem of James Harden and Chris Paul and helped the Timberwolves cut the series deficit to 2-1 with Game 4 on Monday at Target Center. Read More »

Manaea drops no-hitter on red-hot Red Sox


It's the first time the Red Sox have been no-hit since April 22, 1993. Sandy Leon reached in the Red Sox fifth when A's shortstop Marcus Semien dropped a popup. Any thought of a flawless game was banished in the first at-bat, when Mookie Betts drew a leadoff six-pitch walk to open the first inning. The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham adds that Benintendi felt the umpires were trying to help Manaea to keep the no-hitter intact. Read More »

Frankie Edgar Earns Unanimous Decision Win Over Cub Swanson


Kevin Lee's issues with the scale have continued. From there he tried to recreate what Khabib Nurmagomedov did against Barboza with some heavy ground and pound, taking the mount repeatedly and raining down strikes. Kevin Lee pounded Edson Barboza until blood streamed down his face and won a 155-pound bout when the fight was stopped via TKO in the fifth round. And "The Answer" showed just that in the co-main event, besting Cub Swanson via decision. Read More »

IPL 2018: Rain in Kolkata may disrupt KKR vs KXIP match


They literally didn't bother who is bowling and launched an assault on the opposition and ended the game in the powerplay itself. In IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders are at the second place with six points and the team Kings XI Punjab is at the fourth place with six points. Read More »

Jeremy Pruitt felt some Tennessee players "flat out quit" in spring game


Jarrett Guarantano went 15 of 27 for 226-yards with two touchdowns, but Pruitt wasn't ready to christen Guarantano as the starting quarterback. I'm going to say they quit. Pruitt added that Saturday's scrimmage merely reflected "one day's work" and isn't necessarily "a true indication of how spring actually went". That figure might have been a tad generous, as the upper level of the 102,455-seat stadium was virtually empty. Read More »

Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering ruptured aneurysm


The White Sox will see how Danny Farquhar is feeling, a day after he passed out in the dugout during a home game against Houston . The team said Friday that Farquhar remained conscious during his transport to the hospital. He sports a respectable 3.93 earned run average with 18 saves and a 1.0 WAR in 253 career games on the bump as a reliever. But by the somber, resigned expressions he and Héctor Santiago wore as they sat at the ready by their lockers, they both had assumed the ... Read More »

Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Pleased With Option of Playing Two Strikers

It was a sublime long pass from Cahill to Moses that started the move for our opening goal in Lancashire, and then the Nigerian did it himself for the victor, firing past Nick Pope in the Burnley goal. We must continue this way'. Chelsea didn't let that equalizer stop them. "There's a lot of noise about Chelsea , you see the changes they made, the money that's been spent on them, they ain't bad I tell you", he said. Read More »

How to Watch Sevilla vs. Barcelona


Luis Suarez struck twice in the first half for the Catalans as they won the competition for a record 30th time . Sevilla manager, Vincenzo Montella has described Barcelona star, Lionel Messi as an "alien" who is supposed to be living in the sky rather than on the earth. Read More »

Marquez loses MotoGP pole due to penalty


Marquez had crashed during his first run and while making his subsequent pit exit, was touring on the racing line in sector three just as Yamaha's Vinales was coming through on a potential pole lap. Championship leader Cal Crutchlow ( LCR Honda Castrol) is next in seventh followed by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Italian great Valentino Rossi , who criticised the bumpy track surface after Friday practice, qualified fifth on his Yamaha. Read More »

FA Cup: Manchester United defeat Tottenham, qualify for final


They will face the victor of the second semifinal between Chelsea and Southampton in the final on May 19. It was a Sanchez header at the end of a lovely Pogba cross. The post Emirates FA Cup: Sanchez, Herrera On Target Vs Spurs As United Reach Final appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . The victory means United will have a chance to finish another season with silverware, after they won FA Cup in 2015-16 and League Cup and Europa League in 2016-17. Read More »

Yankees set to promote top prospect Torres


Prior to the start of the 2018 season, he was ranked first overall in the Yankees' system and fifth among the league's best prospects (via MLB Pipeline ). The 21-year-old infielder reportedly will join the Yankees ahead of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres will reportedly make his Major League Baseball debut on Sunday against Toronto. Read More »

Kohli win toss, opt to bowl first again against Delhi Daredevils


The match will start at 08:00 pm. At present, RCB and Daredevils have registered one win each from their four outings so far. After losing their last games, both the teams will be eager to register victory, when they collide against each other at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore . Read More »

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Player ratings

We can't keep doing this. "But it's different to when we play in the Premier League ". Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford and even delivering just the FA Cup would be a poor return in the eyes of fans who hoped for a Premier League push this season. Read More »

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac generous in his praise for Leinster


Twice they sniffed about under the Scarlets posts in this period but another Halfpenny kick narrowed the gap to four points before Cian Healy touched down for the second try . "He's an exceptional player and he has shown that in the a year ago with Ireland and Leinster ". "Yeah it certainly didn't look like he had been out for the period of time he had, I thought he played very well". Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United have been criticised too much

Then in the 62nd minute Lukaku directed onto Sanchez and then fortuitously flicked on the return ball, with Lingard leaving it for Herrera to rifle in. Chris Smalling says he will be relishing his battle with Harry Kane when Manchester United take on Tottenham in their FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. Read More »

Guardiola to discuss future at Man City at end of season


The same people, (or) new people. The same with the staff. What do we have to change. "We have one year to defend our title". Following a good first season under the Dutch manager where the club finished in 7th place, there was genuine optimism around Goodison Park about the team's chances this season and the £75 million received from Manchester United for Lukaku gave the club a bigger war chest to pursue the dream of making it to the UEFA Champions League. Read More »

Europa League Trophy Recovered After Being Stolen In Mexico


The final of the Europa League , and the winners holding up the the recovered trophy, will take place on Wednesday 16 May in France. "We recovered the Cup after receiving information that it had been stolen from the auto transporting it", said a post on the Twitter account of the Guanajuato public prosecutor, alongside a picture of the trophy in a case. Read More »

Gronk hints at return, then says he'll come back 'maybe'


It's something that has been out there since Gronk himself refused to commit to playing next season following February's Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. "I've been riding dirt bikes, training really hard". He doubled down on not attending Pats' workouts once again when he was at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, but not to workout, but for a Supercross Foxboro event. Read More »

Can Liverpool compete for the Premier League title next season?

Not to say Jurgen Klopp would, mind. Perhaps it's coach speak from Klopp , but he does have a legitimate point. We can see goals. The best stories have a win at the end. "We knew each set-piece can be a real threat". The Estonian centre-back has been pushed further to the outskirts of Liverpool's first team with the arrival of Virgil van Dijk, not starting any Premier League games in central defence for the Reds since the Dutch defender signed in January. Read More »