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Eden Hazard not ready to take over as permanent Chelsea captain

Eden Hazard not ready to take over as permanent Chelsea captain

There were reports of a £300,000-a-week deal being offered to Hazard, 26, but the attacking midfielder has said this is not the case. There is no sign of a new contract for the moment. Hazard admits he trying to be more selfish - when the situation fits. "When I talk to you at the national team, I don't know if I am a good captain, but I am a captain on the pitch". Read More

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Injured Bale expected to miss Champions League semifinals

Injured Bale expected to miss Champions League semifinals

While the club say Bale's "recovery will continue to be assessed", this kind of industry usually needs 3-4 weeks to recover from, but Bale's history of muscle problems mean he will not be rushed back this time. When you've had a long-term injury, it is hard when you come back. He trained normally and wasn't in pain. "We hope we have him back soon, before the end [of the season]". Read More

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I 'won't let mum watch me' fight Klitschko, says Joshua

I 'won't let mum watch me' fight Klitschko, says Joshua

Banks, successor to the late and legendary Manny Steward in Klitschko's corner, recalls what happened in Dusseldorf 17 months ago: 'I knew before the fight that it wasn't going to be our night. Not any more. You come here, you come and fight us. If he beats Klitschko, the dominant heavyweight for over a decade, he'll be at the pinnacle of his sport, but he clearly remembers who helped him on the way. Read More

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Manchester derby is 'game of the season', says United's Herrera

Manchester derby is 'game of the season', says United's Herrera

The Portuguese, however, has claimed that it "does not matter" whether League Cup holders Man United win any more silverware this season as the signs for the future are extremely positive. I could never demand more from him. A number of members of the United squad have been the subject of public criticism from Mourinho this season, with Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial two recent examples. Read More

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Leicester without Huth, hopeful on Morgan for 2nd Atletico Madrid leg

Leicester without Huth, hopeful on Morgan for 2nd Atletico Madrid leg

The referee pointed to the penalty spot and although television replays showed the foul was at least a foot outside of the penalty area, Griezmann sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the spot to open the scoring. It's a definite free-kick but it's outside of the box. "It has ruined our game plan", Schmeichel said. "They were clearly looking to take that result to the second match". Read More

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Ramos-Vinolas upsets Cilic in Monte Carlo

Ramos-Vinolas upsets Cilic in Monte Carlo

One week ago I would have been okay with that. Goffin had lost all previous five matches to Djokovic and looked to heading for another when the 12-time Grand Slam victor led 4-2 in the decider. It is not how the 29-year-old envisioned... It was crucial that Murray got off to a strong start in the decider and he did, although there was plenty of help from his opponent who, without warning, started spraying the ball everywhere. Read More

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Marseille target Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny

Marseille target Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny

Sky sources understand the French club have made him their top transfer target and are willing to pay £20m for the 30-year-old striker in the summer window. His decision could also be swayed by the potential departure of Arsene Wenger, who brought Giroud into the club and stayed faithful to his countryman throughout their tenure together. Read More

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

Machado also knows there's a pretty good chance he'll get a pitch to the ribs at some point this weekend. Pedroia was injured on Friday when he was spiked by the Orioles' Manny Machado on a play at second base. Moreland came up empty 0-for-3 on Saturday, while Jackie Bradley slapped a two-run homer. Those setbacks were overshadowed by Pedroia's injury. Since there are no lie detectors in baseball, it's impossible to know with complete certainty whether a pitcher is lying when he says he ... Read More

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Tottenham Hotspur-Crystal Palace Preview

Tottenham Hotspur-Crystal Palace Preview

According to The Sun , Tottenham Hotspur are interested in raiding London rivals Crystal Palace to sign youngster Kian Flanagan this summer. They are still below the notional safety target of 40 points though and Allardyce, who began the season as England manager but was sacked after a newspaper caught him on camera offering advice on how get round FA rules on transfers, remains wary. Read More

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David Beckham hails PFA winning duo N'Golo Kante and Dele Alli

Kante was crowned the victor of the annual award on Sunday evening at the ceremony in London, beating the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard to the gong. "We have to finish well but so far it's a very good season", Kante said upon accepting his prize, as quoted by ESPN . "We're going to fight for both competitions", Kante said. Read More

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Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

Our spirit was great, and I think it just carried over into the first quarter, with everybody being aggressive". "We need to open it up a little bit", Rivers said. They scored in the paint in numerous ways. "Rudy is not going to walk through the door right now", Snyder said. The Clippers will play again without reserve guard Austin Rivers (strained left hamstring). Read More

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Super Mario Run Update Version 2.1.0 Now Available

Super Mario Run Update Version 2.1.0 Now Available

Well, Super Mario Run players will be pleased to know that developers have just released the first major update for the Android version of the game. Paying $10 is worth your time if you still like the game and would want something to play on the way to work or when you are waiting for food to be served in a restaurant. Read More

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Conte says league win would be his proudest moment

Conte says league win would be his proudest moment

Whatever the result of Chelsea's home game against Southampton on Tuesday, Tottenham will need three points at Selhurst Park to maintain their push for a first English league title since 1961. Kane admitted that Tottenham's players had hoped to win the semi-final tie in Ehiogu's honour but, after yesterday morning's defeat, their ambitions would now switch to the Premier League . Read More

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Tennis star Serena Williams announces pregnancy

Williams will take maternity leave for the rest of 2017 after the superstar's management confirmed she was expecting her first child in the northern hemisphere autumn. Former world number one Victoria Azarenka gave birth to her first child in December and is expected to return to competition at the end of July. The photo , captured by United States media, showed Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump. Read More

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Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

The pursuit of the title has gotten off to a great start. Draymond Green continued to lead the Warriors in three-point percentage. If the Warriors are able to get the sweep, that would earn Durant some additional rest, as they would play the victor of the Clippers-Jazz series, which, tied 2-2, has at least two games remaining, and could very well go a full seven. Read More

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Conte happy for Hazard to put team first

Conte happy for Hazard to put team first

Never, never. In my team, I don't want selfish players. For me, for the players, for the club. "I don't want this, I can't accept this". Belgium playmaker Hazard has rediscovered the scintillating form of Chelsea's last title-winning season, in 2014-15, to fire the Blues to the top of the Premier League and towards a possible double. Read More

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Browns expect Brock Osweiler to compete for starting job

Despite weeks of confirmed evidence to the contrary, multiple reports still persist that the Cleveland Browns are strongly considering North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. "If it was my draft, then he would be", Haden said with a smile. There should be little doubt that he has been told about talks between the New York Jets and Browns regarding a potential trade up to the No. Read More

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Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have

Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have

While Houston has the commanding lead in the series, Oklahoma City has been right there in every game. His points-per-game, assists-per-game, and rebounds-per-game have all gone up from the regular season to the postseason. If MVP candidate Russell Westbrook can play at a high level for all four quarters, the Thunder could find themselves returning to Oklahoma City with a chance to tie the series and force a Game 7. Read More

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Paul George and Lakers are NBA's worst-kept secret

Paul George and Lakers are NBA's worst-kept secret

But as he has become further removed from his leg injury, and as his level has rose as the season progressed, reaching a pinnacle in the post-season, George has laid the foundations for what should be a very good 2017-18 season. "At some point, if we want to be serious as a team, we've got to look at how we can match up against them". He has repeatedly said he'd like to be back, given his own IN ties, but he's not going back cheaply. Read More

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Why All The Fascination With A New Prince Song?

Don't you miss that? The order also demands that Boxill forfeit "all of the recordings acquired through his work with Paisley Park Enterprises, including original recordings, analog and digital copies, and any derivative works". He was also known as fiercely determined to maintain creative control over his music, famously changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol for several years during a bitter contract battle with Warner Bros. Read More

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Lampard hails Dele Alli as efficient No. 10

Lampard hails Dele Alli as efficient No. 10

Said the 21-year-old shadow striker: "I'm extremely proud". It's a great honour for me - obviously the second year in a row - but I've still got a lot to do, I've got to keep working hard. I wasn't as clinical. 42 - Spurs have scored a goal every 42 minutes with Alli on the field in the Premier League this season, compared to every 83 minutes without him. Read More

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman cautions Romelu Lukaku against joining 'struggling' Manchester United

Everton boss Ronald Koeman cautions Romelu Lukaku against joining 'struggling' Manchester United

Jonathan Calleri makes a rare start for West Ham against Everton in their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon at the London Stadium - and fans on Twitter are anxious. Havard Nordtveit's deflected shot was well saved by Maarten Stekelenburg - in for Joel Robles in Everton's only change - at another conclusion, while Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins were both narrowly off target with attempts as the hosts finished the first half firmly. Read More

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Late goal gives Athletic win over Eibar in Spanish league

Late goal gives Athletic win over Eibar in Spanish league

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league Clasico football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2017 . "After years and years, he continues to be decisive". Capello told Fox Sports Italia (via Goal ): "You know that every time that there's a Clasico here, at the Bernabeu, it happens that they try to hurt Messi". Read More

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