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Lillard (ankle) day-to-day, likely out Thursday

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Damian Lillard's absence will be a brief one. Portland entered Wednesday with a three-game lead over the Jazz and Spurs for the third seed in the West. Trail Blazers are below. On the court, they have lost two games in a row and four of their last six. The Blazers , meanwhile, are two wins away from 50. Read More »

Manchester City tactics: Danny Higginbotham examines their approach

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In his latest touchscreen analysis for Sky Sports , tactics expert Higginbotham looks at some of the ways in which Pep Guardiola has masterminded City's success. City needed to regroup quickly and try to control the game again in order to find a victor in the final 35 minutes, while United looked very comfortable and ready to score on the counter at any moment. Read More »

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal pleased with response at West Bromwich Albion

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In the third minute of the additional time, Jay Rodriguez was on verge of putting the Baggies in front with a half volley in Swansea's box but Fabiasnki's outstanding save kept the result goalles in the first 45 minutes. Swansea are still in danger of being relegated, and manager Carlos Carvalhal knows that Clucas being fit is a massive bonus. "We expected a hard game with a change of manager", Carvalhal told Sky Sports . Read More »

Tottenham kill Chelsea's last hopes of Champions League

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Kane has netted 35 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions during the current campaign. Stoke's leaky defense has seen them concede 61 goals in 32 outings and only netting 29 at the other end. Being in the Champions League is vital for all the big clubs, not just for the immediate financial rewards or attracting new players - they need it to keep their best players too. Read More »

Shohei Ohtani hits home run in third straight game for Angels

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He is now seven for 16 with three home runs and six RBIs in his first four starts at designated hitter. The 23-year-old is scheduled to pitch Sunday - he won his first big league start last weekend against the A's. "The center fielder ran after it like he had a chance for a second, scared everybody". Chapman had a two-run homer in the fifth, and Matt Olson added a solo shot in the seventh. Read More »

Kyrie has 2nd surgery, will be ready for camp

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I don't wish that on nobody". With that being said, the Sixers along with the rest of the National Basketball Association were stunned on Thursday with the shocking news surrounding the Celtics and how Kyrie Irving would miss not only the rest of the regular season, but playoffs as well following knee surgery, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . Read More »

Phil Mickelson goes driver off the deck, and makes incredible eagle

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He then continued his Saturday slide by bogeying the par-5 second. He said his final-round approach for Sunday will be "play as hard as I can, and just not worry about the results". "It's given me the opportunity to keep my legs and my core strong, to help me protect my back, but also to handle this grinding". Now I know I'm on the weekend. Read More »

Bogaerts grand slam powers Red Sox past Rays, 10-3

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After the Sox jumped on Faria, Rick Porcello settled in nicely, pitching into the eighth and at one point retiring 17 in a row after allowing two first-inning runs. Cora also said that it's "most likely" that he'd return to the rotation if things went well. He hit.250/.310/.492 with 14 home runs in 67 games after being promoted last season. Read More »

Better than Ronaldo: Salah named best Champions League player of the week

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Cans, bottles and flares were thrown at the bus as a crowd gathered before the Reds' 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win. I don't have a ticker on how he feels. "It's so unusual", said Klopp. Spain star Isco, who has also been linked with Manchester City , is said to be unhappy with his lack of game time this season and wants a new challenge. Read More »

Man City to go for title against United

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During his press conference on Friday, Mourinho reminded fans of the day, a dozen years ago, when he led Chelsea to a victory over United to win the title and claimed that the potential title decider is "just football". "When the people say, "You win because you spend €600m". " And because we are in the second position for many, many, many, many months, obviously it is our objective to fight for that and for that we need points ". Read More »

Heynckes sends thanks to predecessor Ancelotti after title win

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Ribery celebrated his 35th birthday with a cameo appearance for the final eight minutes before Wagner headed home Bayern's late fourth. The last time Munich claimed the title in front of their own fans was1999/2000 season, when they hoisted the shield on Matchday 34 after a 3-1 victory over Werder Bremen, benefiting from Bayer Leverkusen's defeat away to Unterhaching. Read More »

Ibrahimovic: Man Utd manager Mourinho still 'the Special One'

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Zlatan Ibrahimović isn't anxious performing an encore after his transcendent debut for the LA Galaxy . I think that there's every chance that he might succeed, providing that Gutierrez recovers from a hip injury. There should be goals in Florida, where Orlando City pulled off what must have been one of the most overlooked 4-3 wins in history last week. However, the 36-year-old revealed the only problem Mourinho encounter with the Swede was about rest. Read More »

Confirmed Line-Ups: English Premier League, Manchester City vs Manchester United

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De Bruyne is too diplomatic to say whether it would mean more to him personally to seal the title in front of Mourinho, the manager who offloaded him from Chelsea in 2014 after just nine appearances for the Londoners. "My objective for tomorrow is to try and have the points to finish second". In fact, manager Pep Guardiola has suggested, quite rightly, he'll field a weakened side today at Etihad Stadium - such is his preoccupation with the Champions League and the fact the Premier ... Read More »

CC Sabathia leaves with sore right hip after allowing three home runs

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Matt Albers (1-0) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for his first win for the Brewers. The Mets are off to a 5-1 start after an 8-2 win over the Nationals Thursday. Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge robbed Joseph of a home run in the 13th. Before leaving, Drury's average dropped to.217 with an 0-for-2 showing at the plate plus he booted a groundball for an error and made a bad throw in which first baseman Neil Walker saved him of another error with a very long stretch. Read More »

Stoke hopeful Zouma, Diouf can return for Tottenham clash

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That goal, had it been given to Harry, would've been his 25th of the season in the Premier League and cut Mohamed Salah's lead in the Golden Boot to four. The Potters had been typically spirited and that inspired a crowd that needed no encouragement to jeer Danny Rose for his part in a Ryan Shawcross dismissal in 2014. Read More »

Canada police say 14 dead after hockey bus crash

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The Saskatchewan league is a feeder system for higher levels of hockey with many graduating to play at USA and Canadian colleges and major junior league level, while some go on to the National Hockey League. Opp said the coaching staff and players from the Hawks are waiting to help. "It's a awful accident, my God", Hawks president Darren Opp told The Canadian Press. Read More »

Arsenal's Lacazette aiming to finish with a bang

A rejuvenated Arsenal lock horns with Southampton in Sunday's English Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium. Winning the Europa League is Arsenal's only realistic chance of getting into next year's Champions League and next month's final is in Lyon, the city and club Lacazette left for London. Read More »

IPL 2018 to kick off in Mumbai this evening

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Mumbai Indians have the core of the team that won the title in 2017 available to them this season too, while Chennai Super Kings , who return to the competition after a two-year absence, will sport a new-look side, though a few popular players - who helped establish the CSK brand - will continue to don the yellow jersey. Read More »

De Bruyne On His Sour Relationship With Mourinho

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The Belgium global was sold to Wolfsburg in January 2014, when Mourinho was Chelsea manager, after struggling to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge. "But every manager will have had a lot of players who were not suited with each other, who went away and did well". 'I think it's just because it's the same manager, and it's both of us in the same season who are going well, that people are talking about it. Read More »

Tiger Woods shoots one-over 73 in return to Masters

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The 42-year-old's ninth successive over-par round in a major left him four over after 36 holes and well adrift of leader Patrick Reed . For his part, Woods said he has plenty of work still to do before entertaining that discussion but did tip his hat to golfing great Ben Hogan, who came back from a head-on collision with a bus in 1949 to win the U.S. Read More »

Steve Spurrier explains why he's returning to coaching

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Spurrier, 72, returned to the University of Florida in 2016 to serve as an ambassador for the athletic department. He coached for two years in the National Football League, leading the Washington Redskins in 2002 and 2003 before returning to college ball. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria's weightlifting woes continue as Yakubu crashes out

The men's and women's hockey teams also failed to shine when the men's squad lost 0-7 to England while the women's team were beaten 1-4 by India. Chanu managed to lift 196-kg (86kg+110kg) in a remarkable effort. India who was in the commanding position in the first half of the game couldn't score a single goal later. India enters in the semi-final round in men's table tennis events. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Le Clos bid for medal record falls short, this time

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He broke the tie today and, alone, took South Africa to within two golds of New Zealand's all-time medals topping tally of five wins since 1962. Chad de Clos won gold but will have to wait another four years to become the most successful Commonwealth Games competitor of all after back-to-back races killed off his bid for seven medals on the Gold Coast. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'West Ham United deserve out attention'

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The Blues were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham last weekend to extend the gap between Chelsea in fifth and the top four to eight points. It's been a hard season for the Blues, with Conte's men sat in fifth place on the Premier League table and unlikely to challenge Tottenham Hotspur for their place in the top four. Read More »

Tiger Woods narrowly makes the cut at The Masters

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It's a little disappointing, because I've been playing so well this year. He wasn't the only one to set the pace from the start of his round, though, as Leishman also birdied the first three holes and proved a worthy foe throughout Friday's action. Read More »

Man City striker Aguero doubtful for derby clash

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Manchester City are sure favourites to win with odds of 10/11 whereas Manchester United are ranked 3/1 bets while a draw is available at 11/4. But with City on course to break numerous records in Guardiola's second season in charge, their status as one of the best teams of the modern era was something Mourinho could not refute. Read More »

Mohamed Salah beats Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to important award

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Gareth Bale is said to be the first player to go under the axe, according to reports. Manchester United have been huge fans of the player, trying to sign him during his time at Southampton. Real Madrid is also interested in the French duo of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial . Florentino Perez is ready to pounce on this opportunity and bring them to Spain this summer. Read More »