Sport


Killing of teenager pushes Venezuela protest death toll to 40
- May 18, 2017

Monday saw the latest in weeks of violence as opponents mounted fresh demonstrations against Maduro. A bystander rips open his blue T-shirt, revealing a bloody wound underneath. More than three-dozen people have been killed, hundreds injured and as many as 2,000 detained in almost seven weeks of protests . The Organization of American States will hold another special session to discuss Venezuela's spiraling political crisis later this month. (more...)
Duke's Frank Jackson turns in strong day at NBA Draft combine Duke's Frank Jackson turns in strong day at NBA Draft combine
- May 18, 2017

How many teams have you met with already? . Things are different now. He has yet to hire an agent, so the option is his to return to BYU for his junior year. NY hasn't drafted a point guard who has gone on to make an All-Star Game in the orange and blue since it selected Mark Jackson in 1987. But Alkins said he can guard anyone from point guard to power forward and can play several positions offensively. (more...)
Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey' Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey'
- May 18, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is focused on enjoying his "journey" in professional football even if it means leaving the Premier League club, the 21-year-old England worldwide has said . The England worldwide has had another sensational season in the Premier League , scoring 17 goals and weighing in with five assists for Spurs as they put in another spirited title challenge. (more...)
Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind
- May 17, 2017

The Premier League side, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho , face Ajax on 24 May, with the victor securing €6.5m (£5.6m) and a place in next season's Champions League - Europe's most lucrative club competition. United's encounter with Ajax will be their 64th game of the season - one more than Sir Alex Ferguson's team played during the 1998-99 Treble-winning campaign. (more...)
Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals
- May 17, 2017

Each year, the Warriors held up their end of the bargain and were in the Western Conference Finals, but the Spurs will finally join them. Only one series is left to be decided in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Houston were limited to just 7-16 shooting in that opening quarter (3-7 3-pointers) as their busy hands and moving feet denied Houston's shooters a chance to settle into a rhythm. (more...)
Sharapova misses out on French Open wild card after doping Sharapova misses out on French Open wild card after doping
- May 17, 2017

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli - who has previously said the French Open is "bigger than the players" - will inform Sharapova shortly before the decision is made public. The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the ban on appeal, ruling she bore "less than significant fault" in the case and she could not "be considered to be an intentional doper". (more...)
Nadal outlasts Thiem, wins third straight ATP Tour event
- May 17, 2017

It feels ironic that the only times that Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have ever met is on clay, with only one win for the young Austrian in Buenos Aires previous year. Passes the idle Roger Federer in the rankings, guaranteeing a top-4 seed at the French Open regardless of what happens in Rome . "I just play every single tournament without thinking a lot of things". (more...)
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers
- May 16, 2017

It's not his fault, but the Raptors need him close to his best if they want to extend this series beyond four or five games. Toronto was blown out for the fifth straight time in Cleveland in the playoffs, losing each by an average of 24.2 points. (more...)
Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard
- May 16, 2017

This is the second straight Spurs-Warriors meeting where the Dubs have stormed back after getting jumped on early by San Antonio . The Spurs were still within one before Curry hit a 13-foot floater with nine seconds remaining to give Golden State a 113-110 lead. (more...)
Seahawks' interest in Colin Kaepernick reportedly 'legit' Seahawks' interest in Colin Kaepernick reportedly 'legit'
- May 16, 2017

He described the team's interest in the QB as "legit". That's not likely going to get it done if the Seahawks try to sign Kaepernick, for instance, on a one- or two-year deal. "So it's hard to understand", said Sherman in March. All the stuff that he's doing off the field, the things that he's doing in the communities, he's just serving everybody. (more...)
'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
- May 16, 2017

The Worcester County District Attorney's Office announced Hernandez's cause of death was suicide. "It seemed well thought out; in a sense none of it is very believable to me. She wore her engagement ring in the Dr. Phil interview. Part of the message to Jenkins-Hernandez also said: "You're rich". "I try to keep her in a whole positive direction". (more...)
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
- May 16, 2017

Fortunately, cameras were there to capture Kerr's words. Mike Brown will still be coaching the team, and it's unclear whether Kerr will be near the bench or elsewhere in Oracle Arena. So for me more than anything else, it was great to see him out here especially during practice walking around, talking to guys". "But just to hear him back in here, knowing what he's going through, means a lot for our team". (more...)
Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery
- May 16, 2017

Fox will attend the draft lottery. Here's how the drawing process works to collect the different four-ball combinations from the lottery machine: All 14 balls are placed in the lottery machine and they are mixed for 20 seconds, then the first ball is removed. (more...)
Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7 Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7
- May 15, 2017

The second-round series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has been responsible for some of the ugliest games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but it's also produced the two best words in all of sports-Game 7. "I'm going to talk to my lawyers", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said in his postgame news conference, laughing. In a contentious series in which the backcourts largely have dictated outcomes, the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal made the difference when it mattered most. (more...)
Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas
- May 15, 2017

He then was placed on a backboard and airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he was kept overnight for observation. The good news is that Almirola has been released from a Kansas hospital and will fly home to Mooresville, N.C., today, the team said, noting that "Almirola is mobile and will follow-up with his doctors in Charlotte". (more...)
Mourinho confirms Romero to start over De Gea in Europa League final
- May 15, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young will all miss the final against Ajax with injuries, while Bailly is suspended after being sent off in the semifinal second leg against Celta Vigo on Thursday. I know what I had to do. "You can see that the team is together, fights and is ready for it and we have to recover now physically and see how everybody is for Saturday and see do I need to make some changes". (more...)
Dismal Hull condemned to relegation Dismal Hull condemned to relegation
- May 15, 2017

Obviously that got us off to a great start with the first goal. Hull couldn't recover from gifting Wilfried Zaha a third-minute goal. "It was the ideal performance by the players today and it's terrific for everyone that's taken part since I've been here, particularly the fans". (more...)
Tottenham give White Hart Lane perfect send-off with win over Manchester United
- May 15, 2017

After the game, a closing ceremony displayed a video of the story of White Hart Lane and 48 club legends were paraded on the pitch under a rainbow and confetti as the club said an emotional goodbye to their home. It will be the last Spurs match at the old stadium, a new stadium is being built on the site. "Now it's in their hands to win the Premier League". (more...)
Yankees game rained out, setting up monster Derek Jeter day Yankees game rained out, setting up monster Derek Jeter day
- May 14, 2017

ET. Tickets for today's game are only valid for the first game of the doubleheader. The teams will make up the game as part of a single-admission Mother's Day doubleheader Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Sunday's Derek Jeter Night pregame ceremony is still scheduled to start no earlier than 7:35 p.m., but gates will open at 1 p.m. for the doubleheader. (more...)
Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice
- May 14, 2017

The Spaniard's McLaren-Honda nightmare continued in Barcelona practice, when his engine spectacularly failed on the first lap. "I was preparing myself yesterday for qualifying". When asked if it was one of his best-ever qualifying laps, he replied: "Yeah probably". His team-mate, Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne, scored the 13th time in both practice sessions. (more...)