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PM Roundup: Shailene Woodley; Liverpool's Improbable Season; Red Sox DFA Hanley Ramirez


Ramirez, coming off shoulder surgery, hit third in the lineup for 38 of the Red Sox's 50 games this season. The Boston Red Sox designating Ramirez for assignment on Friday afternoon. Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez watches his bases-loaded walkoff single in the twelfth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Read More »

With Aaron Rodgers cheering her on, Danica Patrick readies for final race

But it was a career that was impossible to ignore. "We took it in, got it back out and it felt worse", she said. "She's one of the few people in the world who doesn't need a last name and everyone knows who you're talking about", said Ed Carpenter , who not only is the pole-sitter for the 500 but also the team owner who furnished her with her last entry. Read More »

Second firm cancels Champions League flights

But many fans remain stuck in the United Kingdom and will be forced to watch the match on TV. One such fan is 75-year-old Arnie Ashley, who has supported the Reds all his life and was due to fly to Kiev. Hundreds of fans were affected when three flights were cancelled after Widnes-based travel operator Worldchoice Sport failed to secure landing slots at Boryspil Airport in Kiev. Read More »

Philanthropic Liverpool ace sends 300 shirts to home village


Mane believes that Liverpool can win the competition, and he doesn't think that Real Madrid's experience on the European stage gives them an advantage over the Reds, who have not reached this stage of the competition since 2007. He was 13, a Barcelona supporter who idolised Ronaldinho, but his best friend Youssouph Diatta was a Liverpool fanatic and the pair stood side by side to watch the clash in Turkey. Read More »

Sharks ink Evander Kane to 7-year deal


The winger has always produced impressive shot on goal numbers throughout his career, which is part of why he's been a reliable scorer, and in San Jose, he averaged almost five shots per game. I think we all felt comfortable that this was a guy that could help us win, and that's why Doug went out and got it done". Kane had issues off the ice and with teammates at times during his stints with Winnipeg and Buffalo, but melded well with a veteran Sharks team and got the opportunity to go to the ... Read More »

UEFA Champions League Finals: Ronaldo vs Mo Salah


There are players who are in fashion, those who come and go and others who stay around. It's clear that Salah's a fantastic player. "[Salah has] got another chance to show what he can do tomorrow and he has a lot of seasons ahead to show he is as good as Cristiano and Messi". Read More »

Man Utd legend tips Real Madrid to beat Liverpool


Giggs feels Bale is capable of making an impact in the tie: " Every time he is involved, he makes a difference ". "He will be thinking if he starts in the Champions League , great". With Wales players Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn part of the Liverpool squad heading to the Ukraine, Giggs insists he "will try and remain neutral" over the outcome. Read More »

Who would win the French Open if Nadal didn't play?

Djokovic meanwhile - a one-time victor at this event - is the only man other than Robin Soderling to overcome Nadal in the French capital having done so in the quarter-finals in 2016, although the Serbian lost to Stan Wawrinka in the final that year. Read More »

Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

The Reds have a chance to win their sixth European Cup by beating the Spanish holders at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev. We are not only a really good football team. Klopp and Zidane will be keeping their plans close to their chest - but Europe's governing body might have let their plans slip early. He he has fantastic potential. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers to work out LiAngelo Ball


Of course, that decision was a complex situation and one driven by outspoken father, LaVar Ball . "Shit, he wasn't like that when I brought him over there". After leaving UCLA because he was suspended after being arrested for shoplifting on a team trip to China, Ball played 12 games with Vyautas Prienu in Lithuania . Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo smashes Monaco lap record in practice


He has already stood on the top step of the Formula One podium this season, in China in April, and former champion Red Bull arrived in the principality with a sense of expectation. 'I'm down to race with whoever, ' he told the media ahead of the weekend's Monaco Grand Prix . Qualifying fastest is vital for Ricciardo's chances of claiming a maiden win in Monaco where the driver on pole has won 10 of the last 16 races. Read More »

Boston Celtics stumble offensively in most costly road loss yet


One problem. They still had to contend with three quarters of LeBron James . Only one player in National Basketball Association history has done anything approaching what LeBron James is doing at age 33 in the playoffs. A short while later, James tossed in a pair of step-back fadeaway treys from the vicinity of Shaker Heights, and it was time for the Celtics to go home. Read More »

Former UFC Title Challenger Nick Diaz Arrested In Las Vegas


The alleged victim was taken to a local hospital. UFC officials released a statement following the arrest. Nick Diaz getting in trouble with the authorities (inside or outside the UFC) is not news, but typically the former UFC Welterweight title contender is in trouble due to popping on a drug test. Read More »

Pochettino signs new five-year deal with Tottenham


Over the last four years, the Argentine has overseen an upward swing in the North Londoners' stock, with Spurs establishing themselves as regular faces in the Champions League. However in a huge boost to Spurs he has now signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023 with Jesus Perez , Miguel D'Agostino and Toni Jimenez all also agreeing to new deals. Read More »

Salah: It would be a 'dream' to win Champions League


By the same criteria it will be Liverpool's 20th - seven in this competition, four in the UEFA Cup/Europa League, a single Cup Winners' Cup appearance, five in the Super Cup and two in the World Club Championship. Firmino and Salah are such quick and direct players who are very hard to get hold of. This club has it in its DNA that it can really go for the big things. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp reveals why he chose Liverpool over Man Utd and others


Because you were bad", Klopp said. "That combination of taking players at a certain level and bringing them on, and then taking very young players and developing them nearly completely are two of his very good skillsets". When he was Dortmund manager, Klopp guided the German side to a 4-1 victory over Real Madrid in the semi final of the Champions League in 2013. Read More »

Stephen Curry responds perfectly to Chris Paul shimmy


He'd been the tip of the spear of a physical Rockets defense that's often been dominant in this series, forcing the Warriors - one of the best-assembled rosters and perhaps greatest dynasties in National Basketball Association history - out of their comfort zone. Read More »

"Out of Gas" AB De Villiers retires


De Villiers was equally comfortable hitting cover drives or going down on one knee and scooping the ball over his head for six. The nation has quite a few worldwide assignments in the next one year and de Villiers' shock decision to step down comes as a massive blow for them. Read More »

Celtics push James, Cavs to brink with Game 5 win


Despite having a better shooting percentage than the Celtics throughout Wednesday's contest, turnovers, struggles at the free-throw line and missed three-pointers proved to be the Cavaliers' downfall in the Game 5 loss in Boston. Cleveland is making 9.6 three-point attempts per game against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals , fewer than the team made against the Toronto Raptors (11.5) or Indiana Pacers (10.4). Read More »

Zinedine Zidane says his Real Madrid side are ready for some chaos

I was convinced Real Madrid would win until a couple of days ago, but now feel Liverpool might just have the edge in a real thriller. Chris Bolland, who has supported Liverpool for 50 years, will have to watch the game from home. "It's the final game, it's not about Salah or Ronaldo, it's about the clubs", he pointed out. That is basically the situation. "Going to the Champions League final is hard to do, maybe a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and I know that is how I felt at the time. Read More »

Conor McGregor teases UFC return ahead of court case


While the ESPN deal didn't match what the UFC's new ownership group was reportedly hoping for, it buzzed the MMA world nonetheless, due to the terms. "ESPN has shown its commitment to not only UFC, but MMA. "We're on what everyone looks at as the world leader in sports". For the UFC, the deal is an opportunity to reach a much wider audience. To subscribe, fans simply download or open the ESPN App (or visit Read More »

Klopp only concerned with the here and now of Salah's brilliance


Klopp , along with captain Jordan Henderson and defender Virgil van Dijk, was in calm and confident mood before facing Real Madrid - with the manager also drawing some laughs along the way. It's organized when it needs to be organized, and its chaos when it needs to be chaos". They are the team that has won this trophy more than anyone else. Read More »

Man United Close To Making Fred A Red


Manchester United refused to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic since the club has no intention of spending Euro 100 million on a potential reserve. "And if I am not mistaken, there was news of a strong bid by United". The newspaper says United have focussed their attention on signing the South American star after baulking at Lazio's £87.4m asking price for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - who's also been touted as a prime target. Read More »

Tyronn Lue jokes about Kyle Korver's age after big Game 4


We got to win one there though, if we want to win the series. "The same thing happened I think Game 1 or 2; I can't remember". "So, we take that mentality to Boston and try to get Game 5". "I'm going to be hurting tomorrow". Korver was right, he has been faster before. Yet, a hustle play is a hustle play, and after Korver saved the possession by knocking the 50-50 ball out of bounds off Rozier, Quicken Loans Arena went wild. Read More »

McIlroy shoots 5-under 67, 2 strokes off lead at Wentworth


McIlroy was joined on five under par by Ryder Cup team-mate Matt Fitzpatrick and fellow Englishman Richard Bland, whose effort was witnessed by his brother Heath as he recovers from a life-threatening illness which saw him placed in an induced coma for a month at the end of past year. Read More »

You never know! - Vettel and Hamilton joke about potential Ferrari link-up


Liberty Media, the sport's new owners, banned the use of women on the grid at the beginning of the season. It instead launched a "Grid Kids" initiative for children to take part in the pre-race protocols. The bottom line is that there is too much of a fuss nowadays. "I don't know, he hasn't asked me!" replied Vettel. "I don't think there's anybody who forces them to". Read More »

Klopp hypothesises about Coutinho still being at Liverpool

Liverpool FC have managed to maintain their momentum thanks in part to the goals of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. "What do we do?" "You need additions because in the squad, actually, we need more quality", Klopp said in an interview with Robbie Fowler for the Liverpool-replace-Philippe-Coutinho-summer.html" MirrorLiverpool-replace-Philippe-Coutinho-summer.html" . Read More »

Stephan Lichtsteiner to become Unai Emery first signing


Emery tried to sign the midfielder when he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in January, however, there were concerns over Financial Fair Play Rules which led the club to look at other transfers. He has confirmed that he will leave Juventus this summer and play "abroad". Arsenal fans will undoubtedly hope Emery has something better up his sleeve this summer than Lichtsteiner, but they're actually very happy about the potential signing. Read More »