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Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'We should have beaten Tottenham Hotspur' Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'We should have beaten Tottenham Hotspur'
- May 14, 2018

The Foxes ended up going down 5-4 in the final-day showdown thanks to Harry Kane's late victor, but the Frenchman believes that his team deserved more. "People can speak, but for me I have no comments about speculation around me", he said. "It was against a team that came here to play with freedom and in the end it's a relief to win an exciting game". (more...)
Alves replacement Fagner will be fit for World Cup
- May 14, 2018

File image of Brazil's Dani Alves. Alves, who has represented Brazil over 100 times, injured his cruciate ligament in his right knee during PSG's French Cup win over Les Herbiers on Tuesday. Brazil's last World Cup title came in 2002. "My body will be 39, but my spirit will have only turned 17". That three-week period would make him fit just in time for the beginning of the tournament in Russian Federation, with Brazil's first game coming on June 17 against Switzerland. (more...)
Rashford powered Manchester United to slim win over Watford at Old Trafford Rashford powered Manchester United to slim win over Watford at Old Trafford
- May 14, 2018

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Manchester United were forced to a goalless draw by West Ham United at the London Stadium in their second to the last game of the season on Thursday, May 10. Mourinho reserved special praise for the pair. "I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist", Mourinho, the United manager, said. (more...)
T20 2018: Rajasthan's Jos Buttler scores yet another fifty to sink Mumbai T20 2018: Rajasthan's Jos Buttler scores yet another fifty to sink Mumbai
- May 14, 2018

Mumbai Indians versus Rajasthan Royals. The match started after Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first. But it was ex-Mumbai batsman Jos Buttler who put his experience of playing at the Wankhede Stadium to good use with an unbeaten 94 off 53 balls to help the visitors chase down the 169-run target with two overs to spare. (more...)
Thomas to No. 1 with 11th-place finish at Players Championship Thomas to No. 1 with 11th-place finish at Players Championship
- May 14, 2018

Thomas had moved to World No. 2 in finishing runner-up in March's WGC - Mexico Championship and is now the 21st different player to rise to the top since the World Rankings was initiated in April, 1986. The 25-year-old had started the final day five strokes behind Johnson, but he made a confident birdie-eagle start and picked up another shot at the sixth before pulling his tee shot way left and into water at the next, leading to a double-bogey six. (more...)
Wenger: Tottenham may have to sell Kane, even to Arsenal Wenger: Tottenham may have to sell Kane, even to Arsenal
- May 14, 2018

An emotional Arsene Wenger said farewell to Arsenal and probably England on Sunday after playing down the prospect of managing another club in the Premier League . Where we have the problems is that last step to get them from youth level to the Premier League . Arsene Wenger insists he did his "best job" as Arsenal boss during the barren spell following the move to the Emirates. (more...)
Rafa Benitez a candidate for Manager of the Year? Rafa Benitez a candidate for Manager of the Year?
- May 14, 2018

Benitez praised the supporters for getting behind the team this season, and in particular on Sunday as Newcastle started with a high tempo to dismantle Chelsea . "We just try to do the right things at the right time". "You need to sign players to be sure you have a good squad with competition". When asked whether Merino would still be a Magpies player next season, Benitez replied, as quoted by the Gazette : "I think that he was unlucky with that injury and also Jonjo and Diame were ... (more...)
Southampton 0 Manchester City 1: Last-gasp Jesus strikes for ton-up champions Southampton 0 Manchester City 1: Last-gasp Jesus strikes for ton-up champions
- May 14, 2018

The final-day "miracle" that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal required didn't happen, with the Welsh club losing 2-1 to Stoke to end its seven-year stay in the league and ensure Southampton stayed up. "I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality." said the Frenchman. You can not achieve what we achieve in terms of many, many records if you are not a humble team , professional, [that] has that desire to take the ball and win and win and ... (more...)
Wenger message to fans after Huddersfield win
- May 14, 2018

Yet when the prospect of managing another Premier League club against Arsenal was raised, Wenger said that scenario was unlikely. Town striker Steve Mounie went close to giving his side an early lead when his downward header was well saved by David Ospina and then Tom Ince blazed over from in front of goal following Alex Pritchard's cross. (more...)
Carvalhal pondering his future at relegated Swansea Carvalhal pondering his future at relegated Swansea
- May 14, 2018

The 30-year old is clearly no spring chicken, but his vast Premier League experience would make him a useful signing for one of the few teams who survived by the skin of their teeth, or perhaps a newly-promoted side. Swansea's best chance of survival now seems to rest on overcoming Stoke and seeing Huddersfield lose their final two games, at Chelsea on Wednesday and at home to Arsenal on Sunday. (more...)
South African Government Seizes Control of North West Province South African Government Seizes Control of North West Province
- May 14, 2018

It is the first time the national government has taken control of an entire provincial administration, South Africa's Sunday Times reports . He said the crisis in North West was not just an administrative one, but a political one. He's accused of corruption but none of this has been taken to the courts and he's not been charged of it. He remains chairman of the ANC in the province. (more...)
Yankees beat Athletics on Neil Walker walk-off single in 11th Yankees beat Athletics on Neil Walker walk-off single in 11th
- May 14, 2018

During a pregame ceremony behind home plate, the Yankees donated $10,000 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in memory of Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Davis has driven in runs in seven of the past eight games, with a total of 12 in that span. The New York pitching features a solid 3.67 team ERA, placing them 10th in the Major Leagues. (more...)
Players Championship: Tiger Woods 'puts all the pieces together' Players Championship: Tiger Woods 'puts all the pieces together'
- May 14, 2018

Woods' day on Friday was very middling. Spieth made two bogeys in his round of 65 as both charged up the leaderboard in the morning with big crowds and loud cheers. Still, he found time before he left to pump up his new long-sleeved look on the course . "It's definitely gettable. I know there's a lot of pressure coming down the back nine here, but I think these guys, the way they have setup the golf course today, it's set up for these guys to go low". (more...)
USC Softball Gets 9 Seed And Will Host NCAA Regional USC Softball Gets 9 Seed And Will Host NCAA Regional
- May 14, 2018

California and Oregon State will be traveling for the regionals, going to Athens, Georgia and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, respectively. The Crimson Tide are 87-39 (.690) all time in regional play, including a streak of 34 consecutive games won stretching back to 2007. (more...)
Rockets can't wait to shoot down Warriors Rockets can't wait to shoot down Warriors
- May 14, 2018

Harden is one of just two Rockets with Finals experience, losing to the Miami Heat with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. Houston won a franchise record 65 games this season and it has been suggested it is hungrier for success than Golden State. (more...)
Steven Gerrard: Rangers job too good to turn down Steven Gerrard: Rangers job too good to turn down
- May 14, 2018

The 10-goal thriller in Edinburgh followed Rangers' 1-1 draw at Aberdeen on Tuesday and a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock last weekend. McCrorie will certainly be missed - his performances in the holding role in midfield having belied his tender years. (more...)
Ex-NFL players Greg Hardy, Austen Lane to fight in UFC bout Ex-NFL players Greg Hardy, Austen Lane to fight in UFC bout
- May 14, 2018

While Hardy, as Pro Football Talk noted, has warmed up with three amateur bouts against smaller fighters , Lane can match Hardy's size and NFL experience. The two fighters who qualify as "Heavyweights" will make their debut on the UFC's Tuesday Night Contender Series, taking place this summer. The 29-year-old was arrested in 2014 after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in 2016. (more...)
Napoli have not received a bid from Manchester United for Jorginho Napoli have not received a bid from Manchester United for Jorginho
- May 14, 2018

The Red Devils have assured a second place finish in the Premier League but were still far behind eventual winners and local neighbors Manchester City . Watford have been woeful on the road and they have lost ten of their last 11 games on the road. For the visitors, Troy Deeney is available at 9/2 odds at Betfred. (more...)
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom pulled after one inning in return from DL Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom pulled after one inning in return from DL
- May 14, 2018

Making his first start since May 2, with a trip to the disabled list for a hyperextended elbow in between, deGrom threw 45 pitches to get three outs in the first inning against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Odubel Herrera's first-inning walk extended his on-base streak to 41 games. DeGrom has faced the Phillies 11 times and gone 6-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 68 innings. (more...)
Juventus win seventh consecutive Serie A title Juventus win seventh consecutive Serie A title
- May 14, 2018

Juventus have been crowned Serie A champions for a seventh consecutive season after drawing 0-0 with Roma on Sunday. Third-placed Roma , already qualified for next season's Champions League, took the initiative and looked unsafe, although Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Lorenzo Pellegrini all missed the target. (more...)
Former Rams coach Chuck Knox dies at age 86 Former Rams coach Chuck Knox dies at age 86
- May 14, 2018

Los Angeles Rams head coach Chuck Knox looks on during training camp at UC Irvine in Irvine, Calif., on July 28, 1994. "We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time". A Pennsylvania native, Knox broke into professional soccer in 1963, when he was employed to be the offensive line coach for the AFL's New York Jets . (more...)
Traders Actions to Focus: Banco Santander, SA
- May 14, 2018

The current EPS for the company has recorded at $0.66. For the past 5 years, The Company's EPS growth has been almost 14.40%. Since January 18, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Banco Bradesco SA has 2 analyst reports. Banco Bradesco now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $12.20. Banco Bradesco had a net margin of 10.82% and a return on equity of 16.91%. (more...)
Ex-Man City boss Pellegrini lined up for West Ham Ex-Man City boss Pellegrini lined up for West Ham
- May 14, 2018

But in truth, the Toffees were never really in it. West Ham's patient early build-up play nearly paid off when the ball fell to Mark Noble in the penalty area, but his shot from close range found Jordan Pickford in fine form, the Everton goalkeeper diving down to his left to make a one-handed block. (more...)
Neymar models new PSG kit amid fresh Real Madrid links Neymar models new PSG kit amid fresh Real Madrid links
- May 14, 2018

But I can't talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment. Firstly, because of the utter opposition from PSG owner Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani to the sale of the star he signed last summer for 222 million euros . The rumors linking Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu [official stadium of Real Madrid] started about a week ago when Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he and Cristiano Ronaldo would be compatible. (more...)
Updates in Premier League top four race Updates in Premier League top four race
- May 14, 2018

But Reds boss Klopp is aware of the dangers of complacency, especially with the Champions League final against Real Madrid serving as a potential distraction to his players. Mo Salah can now add these Guinness World Records titles to his growing list of accolades, including several Premier League Player of the Month awards, being named in the 2017-18 PFA Team of the Year and as the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year . (more...)
Levante 5-4 Barcelona: Catalans unbeaten run comes to an end Levante 5-4 Barcelona: Catalans unbeaten run comes to an end
- May 14, 2018

Barcelona were playing without Lionel Messi , left out of the squad by Ernesto Valverde to rest ahead of a demanding summer for the Argentina forward at the World Cup. Coutinho scored Barcelona's second goal by slamming home a loose ball in the penalty area of Levante to make it 5-2. Barcelona rallied from 5-1 down on 56 minutes but failed to force the all-important equaliser at the Ciutat de Valencia. (more...)
Manchester United assistant manager Faria to leave at end of season Manchester United assistant manager Faria to leave at end of season
- May 14, 2018

Although both teams seemed to go through the motions on a sunny day at Old Trafford, a moment of magic from Carrick settled the contest when he rolled back the years to delight the home crowd. He's probably watching somewhere or he'll hear about it and I'm sure he appreciates all the support you've given to him. "All our thoughts and prayers are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery". (more...)
Mohamed Salah wins official Premier League Participant of the Season award Mohamed Salah wins official Premier League Participant of the Season award
- May 14, 2018

Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk are slowly forming a solid partnership at the back and will hope for an easy game. He beat fellow Premier League players including Kevin De Bruyne , David De Gea, Harry Kane , Raheem Sterling and James Tarkowski to the prize. (more...)
Sam Bradford is starting QB, but Cardinals won't hold back Josh Rosen Sam Bradford is starting QB, but Cardinals won't hold back Josh Rosen
- May 14, 2018

The former No. 1 overall pick has struggled with injuries throughout his entire career in the National Football League and surprised a lot of people by being able to secure a deal with the Cardinals for $15 million guaranteed. "We always made sure when we were out there together we took reps together (at the camps)", said Kirk. "It's a pretty big pill of a playbook to swallow". (more...)
Brooks Koepka Makes Albatross En Route to Record-Tying 63 at Players Brooks Koepka Makes Albatross En Route to Record-Tying 63 at Players
- May 13, 2018

Webb Simpson, who entered Sunday with the lead at 19 under par, also shot a 63 in Round 2. The remarkable shot was a 208-yard six-iron that was as flawless as you'll ever see. It missed the center of the face and as such stayed in the fairway. "We haven't had a tap-in like all week". "What are you going to do?" And then on the 16, he didn't have to putt at all. (more...)

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