Monday August 20-th, 2018

Superb Liverpool take big first-leg lead against Man City Superb Liverpool take big first-leg lead against Man City

Two years ago, Anfield was a riot of noise with a remarkable Europa League quarter-final comeback against manager Jurgen Klopp's former side Borussia Dortmund, with Lovren scoring a 90th-minute victor to put Liverpool through 5-4 on aggregate.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to miss rest of season after knee surgery Celtics' Kyrie Irving to miss rest of season after knee surgery

In those 11 games with Duke, Irving averaged 17.5 points, 4.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals. Irving will undergo another procedure on Saturday to remove two screws from his patella that were inserted in 2015 to fix a fracture he suffered...

Artem Lobov Pulled from UFC 223 After Participating in Conor McGregor Melee Artem Lobov Pulled from UFC 223 After Participating in Conor McGregor Melee

Holloway has the chance to become just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. McGregor last fought in a boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor had a predictably crude response to the news of Ferguson's withdraw...

Hot Detroit Pistons host hotter Philadelphia 76ers Hot Detroit Pistons host hotter Philadelphia 76ers

It's their longest winning streak since taking 12 straight from January 13 to February 5, 1990. The Sixers (47-30) and Jazz (45-33) both now hold the fourth seed in their conference. Brown said it's unlikely that guards Markelle Fultz and Simmons w...

Shohei Ohtani takes a Cy Young winner deep for his next trick Shohei Ohtani takes a Cy Young winner deep for his next trick

Ohtani, 23, went 3 for 4 in his debut at Angel Stadium. As a starting pitcher and designated hitter, Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is embarking a two-way journey no major leaguer has successfully pulled off since Babe Ruth himself.

I deserve top award: De Bruyne I deserve top award: De Bruyne

A recent inability to back up an abundance of creativity with tangible statistics also threatens to undermine the playmaker's candidacy, with just one EPL strike since the turn of the year, while an assist in City's 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday w...

Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker in 12 rounds Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker in 12 rounds

Whatever you think of Joshua, you can't deny the fact that he stood across the ring from a world champion fighter and saw out a routine win. "Joseph Parker stated this would be war, I stated this would be boxing finesse". With him, it's so insane, ...

Hole-in-one hero Tony Finau suffers ankle injury when celebrating Hole-in-one hero Tony Finau suffers ankle injury when celebrating

Finau's approach trickled along the green some 20 feet before dropping into the cup, and in response he went running toward the green, soaking in the gallery's roar. Finau appeared to be fine a few moments later and continued on with his round. Fin...

Watson becomes oldest victor of Masters' par-3 contest Watson becomes oldest victor of Masters' par-3 contest

Tony Finau injures his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one during the Par 3 contest ahead of the Masters. "I said, 'well I think you're going to make a hole-in-one". "What I did didn't make any difference to me". After the round, Nicklaus took to Twitt...

Jurgen Klopp explains why he's 'angry' after Liverpool's victory over Manchester City Jurgen Klopp explains why he's 'angry' after Liverpool's victory over Manchester City

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring in the 12th minute after Kyle Walker failed to clear his lines. Five-time conquerors of Europe Liverpool stunned the Premier League champions-in-waiting thanks to 19-minute blitz which saw the Merseysiders stri...

Good news for Roma ahead of Barcelona clash Good news for Roma ahead of Barcelona clash

Excluding qualifiers, Roma have won just one of their last 13 Champions League away games (2-1 vs FK Qarabag in September), losing seven and drawing five. Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City travel to Anfield to face free-scoring Live...

Gianluca Vialli makes prediction about Antonio Conte at Chelsea FC Gianluca Vialli makes prediction about Antonio Conte at Chelsea FC

But with Chelsea facing Tottenham in a London derby clash on Sunday in a make or break clash, especially given the fact that there are only eight games left to play for the Blues. But the beauty of football and being a striker is that when you even...

Steve Smith confirms he will not appeal Cricket Australia's ban Steve Smith confirms he will not appeal Cricket Australia's ban

Whether the ball-tampering plot was his idea. Smith's tweet came after his gut-wrenching media conference on return last week to Sydney , in which he admitted he'd "made a serious error of judgment". The deadline for appeals is on Thursday. "It ...

Liverpool defender Joel Matip ruled out of season due to thigh injury Liverpool defender Joel Matip ruled out of season due to thigh injury

Joel Matip's season is likely to be over after the defender is set to have surgery on a thigh injury sustained in Saturday's win over Crystal Palace , the club confirmed this afternoon. "Joel is out for the rest of the season, no doubt about that...

Wenger on quiet(er) stadium in Arsenal win Wenger on quiet(er) stadium in Arsenal win

The real test of where the Arsenal faithful stand will come Thursday, when CSKA Moscow visits for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. Wenger finally made a switch as the fit-again Lacazette came on for Welbeck, while Diouf, havi...

Suzuki shines in defense, gets 1st hits since Mariners return Suzuki shines in defense, gets 1st hits since Mariners return

The Indians got on the board first with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. As if Seattle needed more injury issues, Cruz left the game with a twisted right ankle after slipping on the dugout steps following his home run in the sixth i...

Hughton refuses to blame Murray for Brighton loss Hughton refuses to blame Murray for Brighton loss

All he can do is react to that in the right way. Leicester finished the match with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was sent off with three minutes to go, but that didn't stop Jamie Vardy adding a second in stoppage time to make sure of a second succes...

NBA Player Patrick McCaw Stretchered off Court After Nasty Fall NBA Player Patrick McCaw Stretchered off Court After Nasty Fall

Saturday night McCaw suffered another injury, as he took a hard fall after being fouled while attempting a layup by Sacramento's Vince Carter . "I don't know. After the game, Warriors star forward Kevin Durant said he didn't believe Carter did a...

Tiger is back at the Masters! Tiger is back at the Masters!

And Woods looks capable of joining them. "Somebody asked me about the Open and I said it didn't feel that huge to me because it's the same guys every week, and to me, that's kind of comforting". By the way, television really does not do the course ju...

Harry Kane: now Tottenham have to win the FA Cup Harry Kane: now Tottenham have to win the FA Cup

In almost four years, Spurs have gone from being also-rans to genuine title contenders and top four candidates. "There's pressure on their shoulders". "It's a massive win ", he said. "But it would be wrong to think it's done". Chelsea manager ...

LeBron takes on Alabama football program over barber show LeBron takes on Alabama football program over barber show

It closely resembled a show called " The Shop " that Uninterrupted , the digital media company founded by LeBron James , launched previous year. What exactly has the Crimson Tide taken from LeBron's company? Last year, Uninterrupted aired " T...

Liverpool the priority for Guardiola as City close on title Liverpool the priority for Guardiola as City close on title

Liverpool are the only team to beat Manchester City in Premier League competition this season, so that will no doubt give the Reds plenty of confidence heading into their epic UEFA Champions League tussle with Manchester City Wednesday night.

City boss Pep Guardiola wary of 'unstoppable' Liverpool strikeforce City boss Pep Guardiola wary of 'unstoppable' Liverpool strikeforce

The Citizens can win the Premier League title if they beat the Red Devils at the weekend. The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. The Reds were looking to continue their form after having thumped Watford 5-0 in their last league enco...

Russian spy poisoning: Skripal friend questioned over request for porridge Russian spy poisoning: Skripal friend questioned over request for porridge

Russia has consistently complained the United Kingdom has not provided evidence to back up its claim of Russian involvement or that the poison that afflicted the Skripals was a Russia-developed nerve agent . "Additional measures including further ex...

Notre Dame Wins NCAA Women's Championship in Dramatic Fashion Notre Dame Wins NCAA Women's Championship in Dramatic Fashion

I don't know how many of you might have spent any time watching the NCAA women's Final Four on the weekend - the Good Friday semifinals and Easter Sunday championship game didn't do them any scheduling favours - but it truly was a spectacle.

MI vs. Villanova: Keys to the NCAA Final MI vs. Villanova: Keys to the NCAA Final

The Wolverines needed a second-half surge against Loyola to turn a 10 point deficit into a 12 point victory. Whether they'll be able to repeat that production will be tested tonight as they face No. Derek Stevens placed a $25,000 bet on MI to w...

Sloane Stephens wins Miami Open title Sloane Stephens wins Miami Open title

The American, will enter the world's top 10 for the first time next week while Stephen, having lost eight games in a row following her US Open triumph, Stephens has now responded to that slump with a sixth WTA title. " I'm really looking forward ...

Brock Lesnar's Manager Claims UFC Talk Is Not Just A Bluff Brock Lesnar's Manager Claims UFC Talk Is Not Just A Bluff

UFC icon Ronda Rousey will also make her WWE debut in New Orleans. Meanwhile, it's cool that Goldberg requested Heyman. However, there are questions about their history, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has shed some light on why Heyman w...

Australian Rugby Sevens Captain In Hospital After Being Coward Punched Australian Rugby Sevens Captain In Hospital After Being Coward Punched

Stannard was knocked to the floor in the alleged unprovoked attack at a kebab shop on Coogee Bay Road, in the eastern suburb of Coogee, at 3.10am on Friday. "He's doing really well, I think that's the important message", he said. Stannard was with ...

England not lying down in second Test England not lying down in second Test

He scored 23 runs in his four innings, his worst return from a series in his glittering career. Watling, who was the slower among the two reached his half-century with a six and in the 63rd over, De Grandhomme survived a review for caught behind ...

Mets Blast Cardinals In Callaway's Debut As Manager Mets Blast Cardinals In Callaway's Debut As Manager

Matt Bowman relieved Martinez and retired only one of the five hitters he faced, on a sacrifice bunt, allowing one runner he inherited from Martinez to score. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the second inning, the fourth opening day homer of his...

Players, fans excited about Rangers opening day Players, fans excited about Rangers opening day

Hamels allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Astros: RHP Lance McCullers, the Game 7 starter in last year's World Series, is 0-3 in five career starts against Texas . Justin Verlander held the Rangers scoreless on four ...

Notre Dame shocks UConn on last-second shot in OT Notre Dame shocks UConn on last-second shot in OT

No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat No. 1 seed CT on Friday night, 91-89, thanks to a long jumper from Ogunbowale with one second remaining, becoming the second team in as many years to knock the Huskies out of the Final Four with a buzzer-beater in overtim...

Mets top Cardinals 9-4 on opening day at Citi Field Mets top Cardinals 9-4 on opening day at Citi Field

Carlos Martinez struggled with control for four and a third innings before being pulled. He had 10 strikeouts and no walks over six innings. He gave up five runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings pitched. They struck out 14 times in the 2016 opener. D...

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's double-digit record LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's double-digit record

James, widely regarded as the best player of his generation, is now No. 7 on the list of all-time points leaders in the National Basketball Association behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant , Michael Jordan , Wilt Chamberlain an...

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