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Mookie Betts Will Return To Red Sox Lineup On Wednesday

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Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 5 AJ Pollock hit three home runs, Nick Ahmed added a homer, and Zack Greinke had his first 10-strikeout game of the season as Arizona held off visiting Los Angeles. Santana hit the first pitch from Reds reliever and former Brewer Jared Hughes, who inherited runners on first and second. The Yankees' run scored in the eighth on Brett Gardner's single after Morton had been replaced. Read More »

Liverpool could actually miss out on a Champions League place

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Liverpool had the better chances of winning, with Mohamed Salah missing a one-on-one opportunity early on which would have shaped the style of the match. "We're just doing everything we can at our end. Let's take it like this, let's recover and go to Rome". It was a bore draw with Stoke happy to sit back and defend while Liverpool looked lethargic going forward. Read More »

Drake, Kendrick Perkins get into sideline squabble at Cavs-Raptors game

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He still found time to get into it with Drake , a Raptors super fan, during Game 1 in Toronto. Maybe just... maybe stay in your seat for game two, boss. When the Cleveland Cavaliers drew the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, they knew they'd be seeing plenty of Drake . That carried over into the second half and eventually, postgame. Read More »

Real Madrid have big rivals for €100m Manchester United man

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Asked if De Gea could leave Manchester United this summer, Mourinho said: "No chance". The club's younger-age players were also recognised as Demi Mitchell claimed the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award and Tahith Chong scooped the Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year prize. Read More »

Celtics fans troll Ben Simmons with ideal chant during Game 1

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The NBA classifies Simmons' current season his rookie season and eligible for the award. But Celtics fans seemed to agree with Mitchell on Monday. When Simmons went to the free-throw line in the third quarter of Boston's 117-101 on Monday, Celtics fans chanted "not a rookie" - challenging his rookie designation. Read More »

National Football League looking at changes to kickoff alignment and formations

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On the other hand, as Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said in March, the play is still too unsafe despite its reduction in frequency. Owners would then vote on the proposal at their May 21-23 spring meeting in Atlanta. The rule would apply to the 2018 season. The NFL has been tweaking the kickoff rule in an attempt to make the most unsafe play less hazardous. Read More »

Bryce Harper compares struggling Nationals to Triple-A team

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Through three innings, the Nats lead the Pirates 1-0. They've gained 5.1 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the season and 5.3 units ATS. The team has hit.291/.371/.451 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch. He has not had an extra-base hit since April 16. Compared to his total season slash line of.285/.340/.455, Turner appeared to enjoy facing righty pitching at home last season, producing.312/.374/.532 across 155 plate appearances. Read More »

Spanish club apologise for posting photo of Andres Iniesta's privates

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Iniesta pulled the strings in the middle of the pitch alongside Xavi Hernandez when Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona for four years, winning three La Liga titles, two domestic cups and two Champions League triumphs. The Clasico is one of the world's most watched sporting events, with Barcelona's 3-2 league win at the Bernabeu in April 2017 aired in 185 countries and reaching 650 million viewers . Read More »

Johnny Cueto headed back to disabled list with elbow issue

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He was placed on the 10-day DL on April 10 after "tweaking" his left ankle during a workout. Cueto (3-0, 0.84 ERA) is the National League's current leader in ERA, WHIP (0.69) and pitching WAR (2.0). "He's a smart kid, and he's not a kid", Bochy said of Bumgarner. Bumgarner broke the pinkie on his left hand in the team's final spring training game and is at least a month from returning. Read More »

Lightning arrive in Boston confident for Game 3

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His line had the unenviable task of trying to slow down Boston's top line of Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak , and in Game 1 they failed miserably at it with Point finishing with a ghastly plus-minus of minus-5. "They are a pretty good team". "But tonight they deserve to get harped on because of the rinky-dink, ticky-tack calls like they called in the first period". Read More »

It's a girl! Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife Amy welcome baby girl

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Their daughter was born one day after what would have been Dale Earnhardt's 67th birthday. Dale responded to her Tweet , saying "Everyone was right". According to NASCAR, Isla Rose Earnhardt was born Monday. Earnhardt retired as a full time NASCAR driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2017 season. Read More »

Saints signing Ohio State QB JT Barrett

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Barrett will sign an undrafted free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints , according to a Tuesday report by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo . But Barrett had interest from multiple teams, and even with no guaranteed money in the deal he'll get an opportunity to compete with Tom Savage and Taysom Hill for the No. Read More »

Liverpool vs Stoke City, Premier League preview

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Jurgen Klopp provided an update on the fitness of four players following Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Stoke City on Saturday. Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were sorely missed, with Roberto Firmino the only player showing any sign of quality throughout the game. Read More »

UCL: Roma keeper Alisson compares Salah to Lionel Messi

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Salah is due to face former side Roma in the second leg of their Champions League clash having scored twice in the 5-2 victory in the first leg at Anfield. If Messi does stay ahead of Salah, it would make him the first player to get his hands on the European Golden Shoe five times (2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17). Read More »

Lucky Hamilton wins incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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FIA race director Charlie Whiting believes the debris that caused Valtteri Bottas' late race puncture could have been caused by the collision between Kevin Magnussen and Pierre Gasly and was unlikely to have been left on track during the safety vehicle period. Read More »

Would holding the Super Bowl in London be a good idea?

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Khan, who also owns Fulham Football Club , insisted last week that his objective for the potential transaction is not to send the Jaguars to London, rather to strengthen the franchise. "It would be like an empty suit that doesn't have soul", Khan said. "[The Football Association] will have a pool of money of about £600m that can be invested into the core mission of the FA, which is English football and their ultimate goal of winning a World Cup", he added. Read More »

Ersan Ilyasova: Playing in Boston Harder Than Miami

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But when you go to Boston, you will feel it, you know. "Even in the regular season, you know when you play that team, the arena is full, and they're really committed fans". The Heat had a home attendance of 19,812 in Game 3 and 19,804 in Game 4 . Game 1 tips off at 8PM ET on TNT. That didn't stop the 76ers from coming away victoriously in both, and Begley granted Miami's "home arena is known as one of the tamer atmospheres in the league". Read More »

Young: Manchester United are on the up

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Victor Lindelof was selected ahead of Bailly for the 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, and Mourinho admitted last month that he favours the Swede when he want more "technical quality" in defence. That was again evident on Sunday after Marouane Fellaini to came off the bench to snatch a last-gasp 2-1 win after Paul Pogba's early goal had been cancelled out by January departure Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Read More »

Knicks Nearing Head Coach Decision After Interviewing Candidates

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The Knicks have reportedly interviewed a ton of big names including former NY coach and current Clippers assistant Mike Woodson , who was in NY from the middle of the 2011-12 season through the end of the 2013-14 sseason. Woodson was drafted by the Knicks in 1980 and coached in the Garden from 2011-14, first as an assistant and later as head coach. As Berman notes, the Bucks will be moving to a new arena and are "not afraid to overpay for the right coach". Read More »

Kentucky football adds Iowa basketball transfer

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He played 98 games for the Hawkeyes' basketball squad, and averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in his junior season. Wagner's minutes dropped after his sophomore campaign, in which he averaged 16 minutes per game. Wagner said last month that was considering staying at Iowa, and had even heard from Hawkeyes offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. Ahmad Wagner, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound player from Yellow Springs, Ohio, announced his plans via Twitter on Tuesday. Read More »

Wimbledon to pay out 34 million pounds at 2018 championships

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The replacement "lucky-loser" will get the other 50 percent. The tournament organisers also reaffirmed their commitment to combating corruption in the sport and even rolled out a sustainability programme. The report recommended restructuring of the professional game with a significant reduction in tournaments deemed "professional", discontinuing the sale of official live scoring data at lower-level Tennis and eliminating betting sponsorship in the sport. Read More »

English Premier League: The reign of Manchester City

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Having already set a new Premier League record for possession percentage and consecutive wins in the English top flight, there are additional records that can still be broken such as points in a season and goals in a season , both held by Chelsea. Read More »

Schalke suspends Meyer for rest of season

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Meyer is now on course to follow Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac, and Bayern-bound Leon Goretzka out of Schalke. "I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Mr Heidel". I have been available since Thursday'. Heidel added on the accusations made against him: "We can not tolerate this behaviour and these statements - in particular the false allegations against the club, which we reject in the strongest possible manner". Read More »

Justify installed the early 3-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby

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Audible and Bolt d'Oro are both 8-1, and they will start from Gates 5 and 11, respectively. The horse, trained by four-time Derby victor Bob Baffert, drew the No. Baffert's other entry into the race, Solomini, has the unenviable task of racing from Gate 17, which is the only post not to produce a victor in the race's history. Read More »