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Klopp: Salah battling De Bruyne for Player of the Year

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Hazard in Chelsea ended with a 1-0 defeat to De Bruyne and Manchester City, which puts City just four wins away from locking up the Premier League title. "I think there are three: Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane ", he told Sky Sports . Both Kane and Salah's bids to be crowned the best in the league sit nearly entirely on one thing: goals. Read More »

Loyola-Chicago wins MVC championship, heads to 2018 NCAA Tournament

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Louis. Their only top-125 wins were their three against Northern Iowa , which tied for the second-worst record in the MVC. "It was gritty. It was tough". "That stretch hurt us, but, man, the guys, they still battled their tails off, and we still had all the important stuff with nine minutes to go". Wyatt Lohaus hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to cut the lead to three. Read More »

South Africa face 'major challenge' to save Test, say Aussies

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At Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban the first Test between the two super power cricket team in the World started in 1st March, 2018 where Australian won the toss and made a decision to bat first. But after that, it has been South Africa through and through. Markram finally brought up his third Test ton in the 62nd over with a single and then it was De Kock's turn to hit his 12th fifty in white ball cricket. Read More »

USMNT teenager Tim Weah makes PSG debut

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Second-half goals from Angel di Maria and Christopher Nkunku secured the win for Unai Emery's side ahead of their clash against Real Madrid in the second leg round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. However, Di Maria eventually broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half with a composed finish after being teed up by Julian Draxler. Coming in at an angle, Weah but a hard shot into Zelazny, before a scramble in the area lead to a goal for Dani Alves that was ruled out due to offside. Read More »

Petr Cech accepts responsibility for Arsenal defeat in post-match tweet

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The Gunners were looking to bounce back on the south coast after damaging back to back defeats against Manchester City , but they came up short against the Seagulls. The north Londoners almost went into the break level, although it would have been cruel on Albion. We dominated after the break but struggled to create any clear cut chances so Brighton held on to inflict yet another defeat on a beleaguered Arsenal team. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp urges Roberto Firmino to extend Liverpool stay

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He became a different player here. "We can not do that anymore, it makes us a little bit more unpredictable with us on the pitch". Klopp continued: "Roberto was always a dominant player, that's why he drops into midfield and gets the ball and lose a few balls where you have a heart attack but then he wins it back and starts an attack". Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Militant among four killed in Shopian gunfight

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Later three more bodies were recovered from the vehicle. Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said,"A joint MVCP was sacked at by terrorists in Pahnoo village in Shopian district at 8 p.m today (Sunday)". Wishing anonymity, a police officer said: "We are investigating the matter and as of now don't have the exact details and affiliations of the three other slain men". Read More »

NFL Scouting Combine: 5 biggest winners in 2018 so far

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And every player who did jump higher was at least 9 pounds lighter. Remember when there was talk in and around the NFL a few years ago about running back being a devalued position in a pass-happy league? Fournette went fourth overall past year to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Read More »

Cardinals reportedly a finalist for QB Kirk Cousins

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Teams will be hoping his previous body of work is what he takes with him from Washington , rather than last season's struggles (which can be partially attributed to a makeshift receiving corps). Free agency begins March 14 , although teams can begin talking to player agents March 12. The 29-year-old has been one of the NFL's most productive quarterbacks since becoming the Redskins' full-time starter three years ago. Read More »

Wesley Sneijder: Netherlands' most-capped player retires from internationals

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Wesley Sneijder , the Netherlands' most-capped player, has retired from global football. Meanwhile, Koeman added: "Wesley is one of the best Dutch footballers from the past few years". "We spoke about this openly in a friendly discussion and I respect his decision", said Sneijder. Sneijder played in the Dutch national team for 15 years. Read More »

Rockets aim to keep win streak going Saturday vs. Boston

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And with some more misses - including some gut-wrenching Kyrie Irving free throw intentional miss attempts that went awry (one went in and the other was whistled for not touching the rim) - it all compounded into one rough ending for the Celtics . Read More »

Neymar undergoes successful surgery on injured right foot

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Neymar has scored 28 goals and provided 16 assists across all competitions since arriving in the French capital from Barcelona for a world record fee of 222 million euros in August. Earlier, Paris newspaper L'Equipe reported that PSG believe Lasmar lied about Neymar's condition. "Neymar is already in his room". The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward was injured February 25 in a French league game against Marseille. Read More »

PNG cricketers begin campaign for 2019 World Cup

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Group A consists of Ireland, the West Indies, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea. While we hosted some of our World Cup games back in 2003, only a few countries in our group came to this country, with some based in South Africa and only flying here for their commitments against us. Read More »

Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori Found Dead In Team's Hotel

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Astori won 14 caps for Italy and had made 58 appearences for Fiorentina since joining them from Cagliari in 2016. "Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness", the Serie A club said on Twitter. Read More »

Brief Power Outage Causes Delay At NHL Stadium Series Game

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The Maple Leafs tried to claw back into this game when Nazem Kadri cut the lead to 3-2 in the second period, but John Carlson would answer 43 seconds later and Jakub Vrana would then increase the Capitals lead to 5-2. He had no such luck. Toronto certainly has a shot without the pressure as Matthews and Marner are just 20, while Nylander is 21. The Capitals didn't solve Curtis McElhinney in relief. Read More »

Notre Dame vs. Virginia

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The second-seeded Irish (29-2) have gotten to this point despite having only seven scholarship players after a series of knee injuries that sidelined star forward Brianna Turner all season and point guard Lili Thompson on December 31. And this is the team that will be judged by them. But we're in there, they have to look at us. And that left coach Joanne Boyle annoyed with her team's performance to the point that she didn't emerge from the locker room for her postgame news conference for a ... Read More »

Wenger ready to 'fight' to end Arsenal crisis

Rather than the usual brief, and normally cordial handshake, Wenger gave his opposite number what appeared to be a firm few words in his ear . "When I arrived here the club didn't play the Champions League , Europa League, if you remember two years ago and life goes on", Conte added. Read More »

JR Smith stays quiet on details surrounding soup toss, suspension

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Smith refused to say if he agreed with the discipline. "Some of them were actually pretty amusing", Smith said. "Do you think whatever happened warranted a suspension?" Smith sat out Thursday night's loss against Philadelphia after the Cavs imposed a one-game ban for detrimental conduct. Read More »

Donald Trump suggests America should have presidents for life, like China

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And he's great". Mr Trump's remarks came during a luncheon for Republican donors today at his South Florida estate. "And look, he was able to do that". "George Washington would roll over in his grave". USA presidents by tradition served a maximum of two four-year terms until President Franklin Roosevelt was elected a record four times starting in 1932. Read More »

Bolt's heir apparent Coleman wins world indoor 60m title

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U.S. track sensation Christian Coleman lived up to his billing as the sprinter most likely to fill the sizeable spikes of now-retired Usain Bolt by streaking to gold in the men's 60m at the World Indoor Championships on Saturday. American Michael Cherry was promoted to silver, with Trinidad's fifth-placed finisher Deon Lendore upgraded to bronze. Kevin Mayer of France won the heptathlon by just five points over Damian Warner, despite the Canadian clocking a personal best to win the final ... Read More »

Andriy Shevchenko questions Alvaro Morata's finishing

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Alvaro Morata started the season in fine form after making the switch from Real Madrid , but the goals have dried up for the Spain worldwide. 'I've seen a lot of him, ' said Shevchenko, speaking at the Laureus world sports awards. Chelsea would face a challenge in attracting fresh blood to the club in the summer if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. A team needs to have a result. Read More »

Baker Mayfield impressed during Combine interviews

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Pointing out flaws, seeing if they can look past them, seeing if they can work with it. I never have once said, 'Oh, I've made it.' I've always been the first one to say that it was my mistake. It's not just what he said, but how he said. "He was doing really, really well in the OTAs and training camp past year and then he missed four weeks with a hamstring [injury] and I don't think he ever recovered. Read More »

India's Sharma closes strong to grab WGC Mexico lead

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Defending champion Dustin Johnson is three strokes behind in Mexico City . "Very happy that I could grind out a par on the last hole". "I feel like I'm in a really good position", Johnson said. The surprise 36-hole leader, Sharma continued to baffle most by maintaining his overnight buffer of two shots with a superb round of golf including a gutsy 13 foot par putt at the final hole. Read More »

England's Anderson 'worried' over Test cricket's future

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Bairstow, England's one-day worldwide opener and Test wicketkeeper, excels in all versions - as 62 white-ball appearances for his country demonstrate. Fraser, while acknowledging the problem, said: "The reasons involved are sound". Elite rugby union and rugby sevens are now effectively two separate sports, such are their differing demands, with a similar split possible in cricket. Read More »

UFC 222 results, highlights: Brian Ortega stops Frankie Edgar, earns title shot

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He still has an iron chin and has never been finished in his professional career. Edgar likely has the better boxing in this matchup and will look to use that to out-work Ortega in the opening rounds. Edgar tries for a takedown and Ortega immediately tries for the guillotine choke. In this three round fight, "T-City" cannot afford to start off slow like he has done in the past. Read More »

EPL: Liverpool and Tottenham wins turn up heat on Chelsea

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Since the formation of the Premier League Liverpool have scored more goals against Newcastle United than against any other club, with 91 goals , in fact the Anfield club are unbeaten against the Magpies at home since 1994, a record spanning over 20 years for the Reds. Read More »

Deontay Wilder vs. Luiz Ortiz

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Ortiz had also been dropped in the fifth, though the Cuban provided Wilder with the sternest test of his career. Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs) was winning the fight entering the 10th round as he attempted to become the first Cuban-born heavyweight world champion. Read More »

Neymar may miss the world Cup

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Neymar will miss Brazil's friendlies later this month against World Cup hosts Russian Federation and reigning champions Germany, but Lasmar said he expected Neymar to be back in time for the World Cup finals, which kick off on June 14. PSG assistant sporting director, Maxwell will also be present. This means he's not racing against time but against conventional soccer wisdom, which states players need a run of around seven to 10 games to reach maximum sharpness. Read More »