Pep Guardiola wants Champions League spot for Pablo Zabaleta, fans can help

Swansea City took a big step towards safety after goals from Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton secured a 2-0 win at Sunderland that moved them four points clear of the bottom three. Guardiola said: "Nine years here - to replace that you need a guy that stays nine years here". He's an exceptional professional and someone who has been extremely reliable. Read More

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for first time in 3 weeks

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for first time in 3 weeks

By the time Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr made an appearance at the practice facility in recent days for a coaches' meeting (Friday) and team practice (Saturday), it had been weeks since anyone affiliated with the team had seen his face. Read More

Everything you need to know about the NBA Draft Lottery: Sixers edition

The Pistons have never whiffed as badly as Houston and Portland did in 1984, when the Rockets and the Trailblazers bypassed Michael Jordan before he was taken by Chicago with the third overall pick in the draft, but they have had their moments. Read More

Durant stars as Warriors close out Jazz for Game 3 win

Durant stars as Warriors close out Jazz for Game 3 win

Lowry says he's doubtful • All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry says he's doubtful to play for Toronto on Sunday in Game 4 of the Raptors' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Jazz led 75-74 early in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors went on a 10-4 run and never trailed again. The Jazz were settling and being indecisive. Read More

Eddie Jones dismisses pool of death fears after England are drawn against

The Six Nations winners face another tough start against France , three times losing finalists, and Argentina but England coach Eddie Jones scoffed at the idea it was a deadly draw. With two teams going through to the quarter-finals, qualification from Pool A should be a fight between those three. They said: "Who's calling it the group of death?" England will be hoping to do better the time round, after a bad performance in the last World Cup, when they became the first team to host ... Read More

That's the Tooth: Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work

That's the Tooth: Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work

I thought our bigs have been working on that and talking about that. Even before the devastating third quarter, Wizards fans drowned out those in Boston green. "I can't be allowed to be held and grabbed every pin-down, every screen and I don't even shoot one free throw". "I'm looking at all options - maybe give some extra minutes, maybe add another guy, maybe change some spots on the floor with different players playing different positions", Brooks said. Read More

It's Honda's problem, not mine, says Fernando Alonso

McLaren's Fernando Alonso bounced back from Friday's breakdown during practice, making the third session of qualifying for the first time this year and finishing a season-best seventh, ahead of Sergio Perez of Force India and Felipe Massa in his Williams. Read More

Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon

Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon

Running a marathon under two hours is now one of the most coveted frontiers in athletics, and the desire to achieve it has never been greater. "I want the marathon to continue to be really unpredictable, to have great races". Dr Telford said the event - which was streamed live on Twitter and Facebook - was a "win" for the sport of running. "It puts running on the map". Read More

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois

This step was big for us, a big win. "Now we need to do another step". "Also, we must know to play against West Brom is not easy". Currently, Antonio Conte's team has 7 points more than the second-placed Tottenham Hotspurs, who lost against West Ham earlier this weekend from Chelsea's next opponent, West Brom . Read More

Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

Gibbons also provided an update on Tulowitzki, saying the tentative plan is to have him play rehab games in Florida on Saturday and early next week before joining the Blue Jays in Atlanta on Wednesday. It was 2-2 when Vincent (1-1) entered the game with a 1.62 ERA and a streak of 12 scoreless appearances covering 13 innings. Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and Carrera added a tying, two-run drive for the Blue Jays , who have won seven of 11. Read More

Ajax withstands Lyon comeback to reach Europa League final

Ajax withstands Lyon comeback to reach Europa League final

Ajax substitute Donny van de Beek hit the woodwork in a frantic conclusion to the second-half - Ghezzal's header then deflecting in off the unfortunate Nick Viergever, who will miss the final after picking up a second yellow card late on. "It is a victory for football". "A final play is nice, but finals you play to win", he added . At home, the " Lion " defeated AZ - 7: 1, defeated "Besiktas" - 2: 1 and beat "Roma" - 4: 2. Read More

Bradley Stuns Wizards as Celtics Win-Lead Series 3-2

Avery Bradley tallied a playoff career-high 29 points, Al Horford added 19 points, and Jae Crowder chipped in with 18 points of his own. "Oh man. I just really enjoy playing with him", said Bradley, via ESPN . Boston G Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan" in Washington during Game 4. Read More

Syracuse to face Notre Dame four times between 2026-37

Syracuse to face Notre Dame four times between 2026-37

Half of the 60 games scheduled from 2026 through 2037 will be home games for ACC teams, and Notre Dame will play host to 30 games. Notre Dame has some pretty cool football games those nights - assuming football-as-we-know-it is still a thing some two decades from now. Read More

Chelsea not that far ahead, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Chelsea not that far ahead, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Huddersfield ended the regular season with three losses in four games and were beaten by Wednesday in both their league meetings. "So far it's been hard because you can't start a player then have to think after 40 minutes 'so we have to change?'" Three or four weeks ago, I was not sure that it would happen. Read More

Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox

Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox

Chris Sale threw behind Machado in a later game (watch here) and escaped punishment, while Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was tossed after tossing a 77 mile an hour secondary pitch at a batter. "It's a little different than a traditional stolen base, so it's really just a circumstantial thing where they said go if they throw at second, and I went", said Smith, who had not stolen a base since May 20, 2014. Read More

Here's hoping Rockets advance in fascinating series with Spurs

The wily Argentinian came up with a clutch play with under a minute to play in the fourth quarter, tying the score with a crafty drive and layup. Jonathon Simmons , who continues to have a tremendous series, had 12 points while playing lockdown defense on James Harden and readily attacking him off the dribble on the other end of the floor. Read More

PGA Tournament Picks and Predictions

PGA Tournament Picks and Predictions

In his first hit-out since defeating England's Justin Rose in a nail-biting Masters playoff, Garcia will no doubt draw on his stellar record at TPC Sawgrass . Johnson makes the task look like Everest. He was 28 a year ago. Spieth is enjoying a solid season, if not quite as spectacular as two years ago. Newly-crowned Masters champion Sergio Garcia has emerged as Johnson's likeliest challenger, at least at this week. Read More

Celtics put together strong team effort to win again at home

The Celtics bigs outplayed the Wizards bigs and though Marcin Gortat still grabbed 11 boards, he was ineffective for much of the game. Kind of like the "walk-off" hit in baseball and the "edge" pass-rusher in football, the "two-way player" in basketball is one of those sports terms that seemingly popped up out of nowhere in recent years and quickly became one of the media's favorite phrases. Read More

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards fans made certain Olynyk heard their thoughts, booing him throughout the Wizards victory and chanting " Kelly Oubre! ". Washington coach Scott Brooks was asked Tuesday about what advice he had for Oubre. There's no love lost between the Wizards and Celtics , and the Oubre-Olynyk incident was the height of the physicality Thursday. "We're still down one, still down in the series". Read More

Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Puck possession and skating hadn't been the issues, and once he got the first playoff goal Saturday, the others came more easily. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in a Game 7 for the fourth time and second time in the Sidney Crosby/ Alex Ovechkin era. Read More