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by | May 18, 2017 | 15:33

After Sebastian Vettel won the Russian Grand Prix pole and Valtteri Bottas won the race, it's Lewis Hamilton who has instead stormed back to win the pole for today's Spanish Grand Prix . "I was feeling good and I wasn't thinking about the engine at all", he said. After Hamilton's stop, Ferrari pitted a lap later and Vettel emerged wheel to wheel with Hamilton, holding position with a firm defensive move at Turn 1.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:25

Chelsea can keep improving after winning the Premier League title and will try to retain their best players, says manager Antonio Conte. We have the same ambition. "I celebrated with my players which is normal after a great achievement like this", he said . It's not nice after a season when you won the league.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:20

High profile WTA stars such as Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki , amongst others, have been critical of tournaments handing the Russian wildcards, and them, and several other players who do not believe that Sharapova should have been allowed straight into tournament main draws, are likely to disagree with Simon's comments.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:14

Conte hinted that Terry is unlikely to start against relegated Sunderland on Sunday, as he wanted to get his FA Cup final team ready and playing ahead of the May 27 showdown against Arsenal. "That will serve me well, just for me, to take the experience and kind of see how things will happen in the future". "I'm going out with the club crowned champions and in great hands with the manager, plus the players we have here as well".

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:12

Southampton, beaten 3-2 by United in the League Cup final at Wembley in February, have now won just one of their last eight home games in all competitions while United stretched their winless league run to five. Balancing the desire to win with resting players has been hard, and Mourinho said: "The accumulation of the games, I never had that". United won the League Cup in February but missed out on automatic qualification for the Champions League for 2017/18 as the club can not finish in the ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:07

Earlier, the Ducks opened the scoring on their first power play to take a 1-0 lead through Corey Perry with 4:25 left in the second period. In Game 2, Gibson got the victory he had earned and this series is all the more compelling because of it.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:59

Alvarez and Triple G will clash in September and announced the middleweight title fight directly after the Mexican cruised to a points victory over Chavez Jr. Canelo has never fought in the state of NY. Canelo Alvarez enters the arena to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena. "When he went to the ropes, I just didn't have the strength to go after him and do some damage", Chavez said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:56

Al Horford scored 19 points and added seven assists and six rebounds for Boston . Thomas averaged 25.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game this season for the Celtics , who had the best record in the East at 53-29 and would own a home-court edge on Cleveland if they advance.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:14

That's all it is. "We've got to match their intensity tomorrow night if we want to go home with a 3-1 lead". Ottawa trailed 2-0 less than 51/2 minutes into the game, before scoring three times to take the lead midway through the second period.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:16

The Senators have just 2 goals themselves, and that isn't going to be enough going forward. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan gave no indication on which goalie he would start in Game 4. The arena rocked with full-throated momentum, the Senators company account got sassy for retweets, and - most alarmingly - the champions' cracks were laid bare for mocking.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:06

Arsene Wenger is pleased Arsenal have opened the door again on a top-four finish ahead of Wednesday's trip to Southampton. He's a big manager. For the record, that potential number of matches for April and May is only 16, including a possible Europa League final.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:58

Westwood came to Wednesday's rescue as he twice denied Wells in the last five minutes of normal time, first blocking a shot set up by Quaner, then pouncing again as the striker hesitated over a through-ball. Wagner said: "I'm happy and proud of what my players have done today and over the whole season". At the end, if you play two games and you have to go to the penalty shootout, it says how tight and even the games were.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:56

Poulter, who had gone 39 holes without a bogey until a crucial one at No. 12, closed with a 71. Ian Poulter, of England, hits from the ninth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:44

I did say that the Cavs had the talent to romp, and with Kyle Lowry out after game 2 and "Playoff Cleveland " awakened again after a more problematic than usual season (except for James, who as always has also stepped up his game), they did just that, joining the Warriors at 8-0 in the playoffs so far.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:23

But de la Hoya insisted an Alvarez-Golovkin bout was never in doubt. "I felt very good", Alvarez said. "Everybody was saying, 'Why are you afraid of Triple G?" "He's a good fighter, but I've been taking care of my conditioning and training", Chavez said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:21

Finally, on Mother's Day, the Yankees held the mother of all ceremonies. Derek Jeter night quickly turned into Astros night at Yankee Stadium, as three Astros went long in Houston's 10-7 victory over the New York Yankees. Before the ceremony, special guest after special guest had gushed about how calm Jeter always was in the biggest games, in the toughest spots, on the largest stages in sports.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:20

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, steps in front of Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli (5) as Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann (16) walks toward them after a close pitch thrown by starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. The Indians give the ball to Danny Salazar for the final game of the series against the Tigers. "In is first at-bat, (Cabrera) kind of slipped coming out of the box and I was a little concerned that something might have happened, but he didn't mention anything", Ausmus said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:11

An initial statement from the hospital on Wednesday evening said he had suffered a cerebral edema and several fractures, including to his leg. The auto which struck Hayden is shown with major damage to the front fender, hood, windshield and roof.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:46

Baty said the winners of next week's game would get £6.5m, with the losers due £3.5m. A second season outside of the Champions League would further harm United's incomings in sponsorship. "Against Palace two or three more, Southampton two or three more, let's try to arrive in the final in the best position". The new deal would probably see Carrick's game time halved to between 15-20 games per season, whilst taking more responsibility in the background, especially with Manchester ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:42

Ball scoffed at the idea. "And if you look at Nike, adidas, Under Armour, they all play to women; men and women, equally". Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo said Ball's antics were part of his "weird media circus" and finished with this line: "If you're exhausted by this LaVar Ball news cycle, trust that you are not alone".

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:39

After Liverpool's 4-0 win at West Ham on Sunday a place in the Premier League top four, and qualification for next season's Champions League, is now out of Arsenal's hands. Arsenal initially struggled to find a way past Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, but two goals from Alexis Sanchez after the break eventually kept their top-four hopes alive.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:27

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he thinks he'll list Leonard as questionable for Game 3 , after he ruled Leonard out for Game 2 because of a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:29

Prior to that, though, the Braves had a six-game losing streak after losing series to the New York Mets , St. Louis Cardinals , and Houston Astros . "It's been over a month, but he's hurt (the calf) twice so we want to make sure he's good and ready", Gibbons said. Tensions began to rise with the Braves earlier in the game after watching a seventh batter in three games get hit by a pitch.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:27

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, JaVale McGee and Stephen Curry, from left, celebrate from the bench in the closing minutes of the team's 136-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the NBA basketball W. They have also discussed the option of acquiring another first-round pick through trade, according to sources. "I would like to see Melo stay, " Frazier said after the Knicks dropped from the seventh pick to eighth in next month's draft.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:24

Some criticism was deserved and others not - and if you bounce back and win the title again. that's wonderful. Chelsea will be crowned champions if they win against the Baggies, with Conte expecting "fantastic" celebrations if and when they wrap up the league.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:23

Sergio Aguero starts but John Stones is on the bench for Manchester City in this evening's important Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium . "I would not say it's done, fourth, but Arsenal have to win five or 6-0 to qualify fourth, but we are there". "I said to them afterwards, I was impressed with the attitude, they kept going the lads, they kept having a go, even after playing on Friday night against the champions and coming up here".

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:21

The Spurs, meanwhile, were led by Jonathon Simmons, who scored 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting. The bench had a season-best 63 points. The more compelling truth is that the Warriors have pressed their post-Leonard advantage, outscoring the Spurs, 194-133, putting math to not only the matter of belief but the different in present talent levels as well.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:58

The interview wasn't a total bust though; Shreeves did manage to get a few answers out of Mourinho before his early departure from the cameras. "A final is a final and we have to go to the final with everything like Ajax does because they have finished the season and they do not have any more football to play until the final".

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:53

Sanchez's cross was met by Ramsey and then Olivier Giroud's bullet header from close range was in the back of the net to double Arsenal's lead. "That was frustrating, and then second half we were chasing a game which was hard to come back into".

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:52

The Red Sox's Kennedy said he couldn't recall another incident in which a fan was permanently banned from Fenway Park . Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly held a conference call with both team's managers and general managers prior to Wednesday's game, requesting the bad blood to cease immediately.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:52

Thanks to his out-of-nowhere performance, the Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference playoffs a day before the NBA Draft Lottery , where they have the best chance of landing the No1 pick . Bradley Beal was sensational in the second half, finishing with 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting. The Wizards were only 1 of 6 shooting, after four minutes.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:52

Bobby Ryan , who had an extra gear all night, caught Maatta flat-footed in overtime, bursting past the Penguins defenceman to score the breakaway victor. "I always thought the two fastest teams in the league were the Rangers and Pittsburgh ", said Boucher. The goal allowed the Senators to relax after their good fortune in seeing - and hearing - the Penguins ring a pair of shots off the posts in the opening minutes.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:50

The Eagles provided quarterback Carson Wentz with another weapon on Wednesday morning by agreeing to terms with veteran running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal. Blount is coming of a 2016 season where he finished with career-high numbers with 299 carries for 1,161 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. "We feel good about the depth and competition that we have created at the running back position and we are looking forward to getting the guys out on the field next week for OTAs".

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:46

However, because his death came before his trial had been reviewed by the Supreme Judicial Court, Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh set aside his conviction Tuesday, ruling that state law requires dismissal when a defendant dies before their appeal is decided.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:44

The Orlando Magic and Minnesota are sixth and seventh while the New York Knicks are eighth. That's not a reason for the Lakers to draft him, but Ball has consistently been the consensus No. Nuggets manager Tim Connelly said at season's end that moves made during the offseason will occur with defensive improvements in mind. Team president Phil Jackson said afterward he was hopeful the Knicks could acquire "someone who can contribute this year".