Chelsea came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 in the reverse fixture in November, but Jan Vertonghen says Spurs have nothing to fear. Souness can't see manager Jose Mourinho's employed tactics working regularly. Harry Kane believes Tottenham can land another psychological blow in the title race by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Tottenham are on a run of seven straight league wins - their best sequence in 50 years - and Conte knows his side are in for a battle beneath ...
CLEVELAND LeBron James scored 32 points and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, looking to flip the switch after a shaky regular season, began the National Basketball Association playoffs by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday in Game 1.
Firmino has been a huge success since joining Liverpool from Hoffenheim in 2015 for £29m, scoring 11 goals while assisting a further nine this season in 31 league appearances. "When I look at my history, I'm sure it will go on to the last day of the season", Klopp said. But the Reds boss said that Alexander-Arnold "can and should improve" and "where he has the most potential" is "in defence".
The Chiefs might believe Cook is worth a late-first-round pick because of his quickness and vision, even with the off-field issues, shoulder injuries, and fumbling he displayed at FSU. Assuming Maccagnan keeps the Jets' first-round pick - and all the others, too - who's he going to select? While Trubisky has only started one season in college, the traits he illustrated last season rival any quarterback in this class.
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis will be present at a club board meeting next month with Arsene Wenger on the agenda. "Now we have a little break with the FA Cup (they play Manchester City on Sunday in the semi-final) and then we come back again to the league". After he can give us that extra bit that is important as well.
The FC crew talk tactics in the United v Chelsea match, and how Manchester shut down Chelsea's free-flowing style. N'Golo Kante battled in midfield but was overwhelmed by the superb Ander Herrera, and Diego Costa had another stinker up front.
Washington notched their first win of the season in their second matchup against Atlanta. Washington finished 9-3 the last 12 games of December. Kyle Korver missed a shot at the buzzer that would have tied the game up at the end of regulation.
Downing broke down the right flank and curled a superb inswinging cross into the area, where Negredo was on hand to beat Gabriel and Koscielny and prod the ball home. We need a win and I'm confident we'll get it. "The end of the season will come very quickly and it is up to us to finish strongly". Arsenal do not possess such a player, or anyone who could remotely come close to that description, but they do have a collection of players who struggle to take responsibility when defending and ...
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has returned to training ahead of the Champions League match with Atletico Madrid. The France worldwide and his team-mates limbered up with a volleyed passing game before taking part in stretching exercises in the part of the training session open to the media.
Did that shot pay off? "It's not a good feeling". "There's a level of intensity they've brought", Ujiri said Friday. Milwaukee had four, sometimes five guys step up, the Raptors relying too much on DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka . A rookie, Brogdon has provided a calming and steady presence at point guard on both end of the floor. The Raptors are 1-2 in those series after dropping the first game, falling to the Nets in seven before getting swept by the Wizards in 2015.
With Favors playing 32 minutes and contributing 15 points, the Jazz held on to beat the Clippers in Game 1, 97-95, on a buzzer-beater from Joe Johnson . Ron Boone mentioned on the broadcast that with Rudy Gobert out, the Jazz were going to have to make up for his rebounds and Hayward got 10. Hopefully the Clippers can get back into the series and advance, because after this postseason, it is unlikely that the entire Big 3 will be back again next season.
An ensuing MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee. Gobert is hopeful of playing later in the series, but his status remains in question. Even with Gobert out, the Clippers know better than anybody that the Jazz's defense can still be formidable.
Midfielder Mesut Ozil managed to restore his side's lead with a half volley in the penalty area and that proved to be decisive. When Arsenal are up against it, though, as they were for periods of this game, Ozil is a luxury that Arsene Wenger's team simply can not afford to accommodate.
Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn't play last season after being cut in the offseason. After a year with no action, the wide receiver made the decision to hang up the cleats. I learned a lot just practicing against those guys - how they conducted their business every day and how they just got ready for practice. "I wanted to go down there and play for coach [Bill] Belichick", White said.
Los Angeles, however, has not advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs during that time . Come this summer, both of these teams will have some tough personnel decisions to make. It would therefore be an even bigger loss for Utah if Gobert were to miss more than just the remainder of Saturday's game. But a strong effort by young players from the Spurs' bench led them on a comeback with only Kawhi Leonard on the court among San Antonio's starters.
The problem with that is you have to skate, and skate and skate. "As a teammate, as a player, as a coach, it's one of those games that it's as bad as you can be. What if Washington loses Game 3? Ovechkin also tallied on Saturday, marking his 14th career power-play playoff goal to move past Peter Bondra for the most in franchise history.
Rondo said they wanted to be aggressive. He was the only player in the starting lineup who did not have playoff experience, and he was going to be tasked with guarding Atlanta's best player, Paul Millsap. The Wizards have experienced a revitalization in their play over the last half of the season and Wall has been a major component in their rise to the top half of the Eastern Conference.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has proclaimed that the title race is not over yet. Both sides will now turn their attention to the FA Cup - with either Arsenal or Manchester City waiting in the final - and Kane has said that winning the match could also boost Tottenham's chances of winning a first ever Premier League title.
Chambers' loan to Middlesbrough was due to the imminent purchase of Shkodran Mustafi and the need for the Southampton youth academy graduate to feature regularly for an EPL club - something he looked very likely not to receive at Arsenal .
Antonio Conte might just be thankful there will be no Premier League points at stake when Chelsea face Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Saturday. So, according to Conte, we have a Chelsea side lacking motivation and a Tottenham team that are the best in the country and with a chance of glory.
However, even if Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar can be trusted to get the goals , there is no guarantee the Catalans will keep the clean sheet they will nearly certainly need to reach the semi-finals. Vesga then again put Sporting in the lead with a looping header before in the second half Alvaro Morata levelled with his head in the 59th minute. The Spain worldwide has started just 16 of his 26 La Liga games this season, scoring nine goals along the way.
Today I was a bit lucky but we deserved this victory. "I think we can be very happy ". Earlier this season, Chelsea demolished United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge to give Jose Mourinho an embarrassing return to his former and most famously associated club.
Also in the field was Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who ran for the 18th time in 2013 but has skipped the races since the bombings so he could be available in case of another emergency. The straight-line Boston course doesn't qualify for a world record, because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday. One of them is 70-year-old Kathy Switzer, and her presence is provoking awe and appreciation.
There were more than a few raised eyebrows when Jose Mourinho named his team to play Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. It was a sweet moment for United manager Jose Mourinho, who had suffered a 4-0 thrashing against Chelsea in October on his first return to the club since being sacked last season.
The goals were the 99th and 100th by Ronaldo in European club competition, giving him the milestone almost seven months after he had scored his last Champions League goal in a 2-2 group-stage draw at Borussia Dortmund. And if Bayern need more encouragement, Ancelotti has shown he can dramatically turn around historic streaks in the past. "He was happy of course, but he wasn't too happy as he had chances to score more goals", said Zidane.
Amitabh Choudhry, the Acting Secretary shall represent the BCCI at the ICC Board Meeting". N Srinivasan has been declared ineligible by the Supreme Court to attend the ICCmeeting but there is no clarity yet if he will attend Tuesday's meeting.
I think I have a lot of room to grow". This was the 70-year-old's 40th marathon. Switzer managed to get away from Semple, who died in 1988, and completed the race, but the scene was immortalized in a photo. Fellow Swiss Manuela Schar shattered the women's mark by more than five minutes, winning in 1:28:17. Instead she registered as "K.V. Switzer", and traveled with Arnie to Boston.
Wright (1-1) served up four homers and eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings last Wednesday against Baltimore . I want to be that guy that can get a "W" in those games. "We had a very good opportunity to win that game". With two outs in the second inning and Sandy Leon standing on first base, Marco Hernandez hit a dribbler to the left side that appeared to be a routine ground out.
Spain global Isco has featured for just 77 minutes in Madrid's nine Champions League games so far in 2016-17, despite being fit for nearly all of the campaign, and remained on the bench when Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic entered from the bench during last week's 2-1 quarterfinal first leg win at Bayern Munich.
Unless a player is resting for the postseason, or legitimately hurt, they should be playing in the season finale. But a Heat team that ended the season with a 30-11 second half - not a small sample size of excellence - is close enough to being as good as any team not named Golden State that adding one key player could be all it takes to make Miami a major force again in the Eastern Conference.
An inspired second-half display gave Arsenal a much-needed 3-0 victory on Wednesday as West Ham continued its fall toward the Premier League relegation zone. Overall in the whole first half, we defended well, not only the whole back four, really well. Defeat for the Hammers was their fourth successive loss and leaves them in a perilous position just above the relegation places and falling fast, piling the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic.
He patted his chest after two consecutive fourth-quarter baskets and said , "I got this!" John Wall assumed a bigger leadership role for the Washington Wizards after they were unable to sign a star free agent such as Kevin Durant or Al Horford .
The decision could come before the NFL Draft later this month. Both sides have shown an interest to get such a deal done after a productive first three seasons with Tampa Bay. Adrian Clayborn, the team's first-round choice in 2011, lost nearly two complete campaigns to injury and was allowed to become a free agent after playing in just one game in 2014.
Fans at the Sharks official watch party at Rookie's Sports Bar hope this year, they'll win the cup after last year's bittersweet disappointment. The Sharks repeatedly trapped the Oilers in their own end. "We're just thinking about ourselves and how we're going to prepare for the game, so I'm not going to shorten my routine for something". Couture, though, had yet to go through a game situation where the Oilers wanted set a certain physical tone to begin the series with.
German police have said the objects found by an exit of the stadium are being examined - just moments after Dortmund lost 2-3 to Monaco. After the match, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said UEFA's actions made the club feel "impotent". "We knew that it would not be easy to focus on football. Until kick-off, everything was all still in my head, but not football", said Turkey global midfielder Sahin.