• Dirk Kuyt retires a champion after title-clinching hat-trick for Feyenoord
Dirk Kuyt retires a champion after title-clinching hat-trick for Feyenoord

The Dutchman, who played 104 times for his country, started every game as the Netherlands reached the 2010 World Cup final only to suffer a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Spain after extra time in Johannesburg. In the same season, Kuyt picked up Dutch Golden Shoe. He was one of the regular names in a successful period for the Netherlands with the like...

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  • Monaco wins 1st French league title in 17 years
Monaco wins 1st French league title in 17 years

Monaco's success this season is largely down to the reinvigorated Colombian Falcao and the emergence of French teenager Mbappe. For Monaco, after the euphoria of a league title won in brilliant style will come the realisation that this could be the start of a glorious era.

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  • Germany to use
Germany to use "prospect squad" in Confederations Cup

With the majority of the key players rested one year prior to the 2018 World Cup, Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler stars in the senior squad. Matches will take Bundestim Sochi and Kazan. We want those who will be with us to learn our ideas, our mechanisms, train with us. Joachim Loew, head coach of the German national football team, gives a p...

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  • The Boston Celtics continue to struggle against the Washington Wizards
The Boston Celtics continue to struggle against the Washington Wizards

The series shifts back north for Wednesday's Game 5 in TD Garden. Thomas has been dealing with swelling and discomfort ever since, and he started the second half of Boston's 116-89 Game 3 loss to the Wizards in the locker room as trainers adjusted his temporary replacement tooth.

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  • Ricciardo back on podium as Hamilton claims win
Ricciardo back on podium as Hamilton claims win

Only three current drivers have won twice in Spain-the other two being Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. In the battle F1 has been waiting a decade for, Hamilton and Vettel went wheel-to-wheel in Barcelona with the Brit coming out on top to claim the 55th win of his career.

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  • Demetrious Johnson To Ronda Rousey:
Demetrious Johnson To Ronda Rousey: "Grow The F--- Up"

In the process, he took a shot at former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Johnson recently tied the record for most title defences for a fighter now active in the UFC. "You'll be fine. Don't worry about it". That seems to be a growing source of contention for many UFC fighters these days, but none have the body of work or right to comp...

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  • Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick
Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

But right now, it's just good to have clarity as to where everybody is in the draft. We got Marquese Chriss eighth and Tyler [Ulis] at 34th. The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and it is safe to say the Phoenix Suns had a night to forget after slipping to number four on the draft board.

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  • Courtois: People were laughing at Chelsea last season
Courtois: People were laughing at Chelsea last season

Though somewhat overshadowed by the arrivals of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, the Italian coach has transformed the Blues' displays superbly via his switch to a 3-4-3 formation. With very few minutes on the pitch in his first season at the Bridge, and one league goal prior to the game at West Brom. Batshuayi is not alone in having had to wai...

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  • Antonio Conte targets win record after league win
Antonio Conte targets win record after league win

But Terry's joy was short-lived, as only 40 seconds later, the 36-year-old misplayed a defensive header in his own box that allowed Etienne Capoue to draw Watford level. And the manager made that clear to me". Homecoming: Antonio Conte and his team celebrate their league victory on their first game back at Stamford Bridge.

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  • Manchester United's in-form Rashford says he has earned Mourinho's praise
Manchester United's in-form Rashford says he has earned Mourinho's praise

Manchester United forced a dominant Southampton to a 0-0 draw at St.Mary's in their penultimate game of the 2016/2017 Premier League season. "I couldn't protect him as he needed to play". Carrick came off the bench to help United win the EFL Cup final Southampton in February and he has helped the club reach the final of the Europa League agains...

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  • Stanley Cup playoffs: Josi's late goal gives Predators 2-1 series lead
Stanley Cup playoffs: Josi's late goal gives Predators 2-1 series lead

The Ducks managed to even the series with the Predators thanks to a 5-3 win in Game 2. They werent necessarily the wrong calls. HollywoodLifers , who are you rooting for in this series, the Predators or the Ducks? Since the start of February, Getzlaf has put up 16 goals and 50 points in 40 games.

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  • Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2
Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

Pachulia's action, the complaint reads, "devastated the quality of the Spurs' chances of being competitive and having additional games in their home arena, both in the Western Conference Finals and also potentially in the NBA Finals" and also negatively affected "the value of the tickets purchased by plaintiff subsequent to their purchase".

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  • Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight
Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight

A match between Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will elevate boxing to must-watch status - lacking on the US sports landscape since Floyd Mayweather Jr. So, how lopsided was the Alvarez-Chavez Jr. fight, a matchup of former middleweight champions in a catchweight bout at 164 pounds? I wanted to box but he went to the ropes...

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  • Boston move one win away from Eastern Conference Finals
Boston move one win away from Eastern Conference Finals

Al Horford is a much better distributor and spot-up shooter than he is a go-to post player, which would be fine if the likes of Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley could create off the dribble. Boston have now won eight straight overall at the Boston Garden over Washington . "It can't just be Isaiah Thomas every night", Bradley revealed.

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  • Kyle Turris scores Ottawa's victor, and leads in hits
Kyle Turris scores Ottawa's victor, and leads in hits

The Rangers dominated from the very start and came away with a well-deserved 4-1 win. I was following along during overtime and the subsequent review for offside, one that was upheld correctly as Turris was in control of the puck when he crossed the Rangers blue line despite being in before the puck, and did get to see that highlight .

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  • Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government
Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government

Anti-government protesters play cards on a highway during a national sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas , Venezuela , Monday, May 15, 2017. The Security Council chamber is seen from behind the Council President's chair at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Maduro says that is needed to bring peace to Venezuela ,...

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  • Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3
Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Tuesday night in their first-ever home game in the Western Conference finals. We make sure that we stay focused. The Senators are listed with odds of +120 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 5 goals. We all know it...

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  • Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly
Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

If she were to win one of those events that would undoubtedly strengthen her case. "While wildcards exist for players returning from injury, there is nothing for a return from a doping ban", he added. "Of course I felt some pressure". Tennis player Maria Sharapova in pictures. As a representative body their care is for all players and the h...

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  • I'm glad I sent Arsenal fans home happy, says Mourinho
I'm glad I sent Arsenal fans home happy, says Mourinho

It was Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's first win against Mourinho in 16 competitive games. "You can tell me you didn't play with the best team, the players who are first choice at the moment, but you cannot say we didn't try to win the game".

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  • Sheffield Wednesday - Championship Football - 14 May 2017
Sheffield Wednesday - Championship Football - 14 May 2017

Huddersfield were left to rue missed opportunities after they drew the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with Sheffield Wednesday. The match starts at 20:45 on 17 May 2017. Ross Wallace found space on the right in the 51st minute and his cross was bound for Adam Reach until covering Huddersfield forward Kachunga made an ex...

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  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

Finishing second rarely sits well with Ian Poulter but on Sunday the Englishman was in good spirits after his joint runner-up performance at The Players Championship. J.B. Holmes brought the wrong kind of a show - an 84, the highest final round of anyone who had at least a share of the 54-hole lead. "For me, to have played well last week and lock...

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  • Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again
Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

The Spurs were missing their best player, but more than that, they played without heart in a blowout loss to a Warriors team that was firing on all cylinders and couldn't miss a shot as they were run out of the arena in Oakland tonight.

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  • Man United's Rashford says has earned Mourinho praise
Man United's Rashford says has earned Mourinho praise

Mourinho is unhappy United's final match of the season at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday has not been brought forward 24 hours to give his players longer to prepare for next Wednesday's crunch match with Ajax in Stockholm. "I hope the fans on Sunday support the team, they forgive some naivety, they forgive some lack of confidence". "I never saw...

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  • Canelo Alvarez Dominates Chavez Jr., Announces GGG Fight in September
Canelo Alvarez Dominates Chavez Jr., Announces GGG Fight in September

At the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas , Canelo Alvarez dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to settle what turned out to be more of an all-Mexican beatdown than the advertised war. The 26-year-old now lays claim to victories over Chavez Jr., Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan , but the biggest crack of his quickly expanding legacy has been his relu...

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  • The baseball community reacts to Derek Jeter's number retirement
The baseball community reacts to Derek Jeter's number retirement

No. 2 is the 21st number retired by the franchise and is the final single digit to be honored by the Yankees. “There isnt a person or player I would trade places with thats playing now or ever, ” he told the fans. Springer hit his second bomb of the game to lead off the second inning. "I'll be will eternally grateful to be a part of the Yankee ...

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  • Indians hold on for 3-2 victory over Tigers
Indians hold on for 3-2 victory over Tigers

Only one of Kluber's starts would be skipped thanks to an off-day amidst his timetable for return on May 11. Last year, Kluber threw 249⅓ innings, including the postseason. An AL Cy Young victor in 2014 and an All-Star last season during the Indians' run to the World Series, Kluber has been dealing with back issues since spring training.

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  • Nicky Hayden injured in 'serious' road accident
Nicky Hayden injured in 'serious' road accident

The American hit the windshield and reportedly suffered serious head and chest injuries. Photographs published by local media outlets showed substantial damage to the front windscreen of the auto and the bicycle. "Thank you to all Nicky's fans for your support after his accident". Nicky Hayden looks on in pit during day three of the Sepang M...

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  • Bruce Bowen believes Zaza Pachulia's play that injured Kawhi Leonard was intentional
Bruce Bowen believes Zaza Pachulia's play that injured Kawhi Leonard was intentional

And while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich explained the size of the loss as the result of an nearly team-wide timidity, the Warriors played at a level that nearly no team would have been able to match, let alone one with a shredded roster.

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  • John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea
John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea

The presence of Diego Costa has kept Batshuayi on the periphery since his £33 million arrival from Marseille last summer, but after Monday's game at Stamford Bridge the Belgium global said that there have been plenty of positives to his experience at Chelsea this season.

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  • Paul George to Train with Kobe Bryant, 'Pick His Brain'
Paul George to Train with Kobe Bryant, 'Pick His Brain'

It's no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to acquire Paul George at some point over the next year or so, and Kobe Bryant may be in the best position to start the recruiting process. The Lakers will offer some of their young players to IN in a trade this summer, according to ESPN. He very well could stay with the Pacers - especially ...

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  • Manchester United lift full year revenue and profit forecast
Manchester United lift full year revenue and profit forecast

United, whose leading players include Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney, said it expected to report full-year revenue between 560-570 million pounds, better than its previous forecast of between 530-540 million pounds. It's surgery - one knee, another knee. "So fewer players and fewer players and fewer players". "So this is a period in one week when ...

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  • Shakespeare Hints Musa, Other Leicester Player Not Leaving This Summer
Shakespeare Hints Musa, Other Leicester Player Not Leaving This Summer

Talking ahead of the match against Spurs , the 53-year-old said that " injuries have caught up " with his side having competed in four separate competitions throughout the 2016/17 campaign: the Premier League, UEFA Champions League , EFL Cup and the FA Cup .

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  • Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers take on Boston Celtics
Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers take on Boston Celtics

Vincent-St. With that said, the Cavs are on a mission and they mean business. “We have to game plan every game. I released a podcast yesterday discussing my predictions and analysis on this series on numerous media platforms, if you're interested give it a listen and follow my Instagram, I'll also list below.

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  • LaVar Ball under fire for remark to female Fox Sports 1 reporter
LaVar Ball under fire for remark to female Fox Sports 1 reporter

Lavar Ball, still talking. The company website does feature a page that offers nine women's shirts from $40 to $50. "Stay in your lane", he said while pointing in her direction, but not looking at her. By now, we generally all tend to laugh at the antics of LaVar Ball . As some have pointed out on Twitter, Big Baller Brand does sell women's a...

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  • Mooy keeps calm as Huddersfield carries on
Mooy keeps calm as Huddersfield carries on

Ward was suspended for the first leg, with 21-year-old stopper Joel Coleman taking his place in the 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday. Huddersfield Town have now joined them there, and they also required some goalkeeping heroics, Danny Ward, currently on loan from Liverpool.

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