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Ireland too good for France

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Murray was relieved to get the win and made it clear that no other result would have been acceptable. Then when we put them under pressure, I think if we'd have had one more phase, maybe two more phases at times we might have broken them. "He varied the game so we could get them chasing it and he did it superbly". Ireland great and former captain O'Driscoll believes Schmidt's side need to find another gear to maintain second place given France's recent improvements. Read More »

'Focus and concentration' is key in title race - Conte

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Chelsea are now overwhelming favourites to claim their second Premier League crown in just three years. Is Diego Costa the best scorer in Premier League history? "I'm pleased for those words but to become a Chelsea legend you have to win trophies", he said. Read More »

Shaqiri returns for Stoke ahead of trip to Spurs

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To the point where the Potters now sit 10th in the league table. Here's everything you need to know about the Tottenham vs Stoke clash... Since the new year, Mark Hughes has leaned heavily on his more experienced players to help lead the charge. Read More »

UPSET: BYU stuns unbeaten, top-ranked Gonzaga 79-71

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Gonzaga had never experienced that before. "We just didn't follow the game plan defensively and we rely heavily on our defense", Nigel Williams-Goss said. In their final scheduled game of the 2016-17 season, the Zags had the chance to become the third team in four years to finish the regular season undefeated. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte happy with goalscorer Cesc

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The Blues are now 11 points clear at the top of the table having played one more game than second-placed Manchester City. Understandably, some of the players have been celebrating on social media with Pedro, Kurt Zouma and Marcos Alonso all posting messages and photos to their followers on Twitter. Read More »

Rally in Iowa City defends the Affordable Care Act

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Despite the law's apparent increase in popularity, just last week the CEO of Aetna said in an interview that the law is in a "death spiral" because younger, healthier people have dropped out while premiums continue to climb. Now they have the opportunity to do the fixes they should have done already, and you can bet they will attempt to rebrand the effort as something like "Republi-care" or, (the horror, the horror) "Trump-care". Read More »

Mourinho demands United hunger for Wembley showdown

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Sometimes, we play with two midfield players and a no.10, if you want to call it. It's not one more game, it's always a special match'. "It's so hard to win trophies in England and in some countries it's really easy when you are in the right clubs". Read More »

Shoot!'s FA Cup Awards (Fifth Round)

I can't believe it!" Mr Raggett said: "It's another surreal moment". "Crazy, a non-league side in the quarter-finals in modern football, it's unheard of". Burnley manager Sean Dyche made six changes to his starting XI and was quickly made aware that his side were in for a scrap as Lincoln's Nathan Arnold squared for Jack Muldoon to sweep a first-time shot over the bar. Read More »

Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington Full Fight Review

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Wilder knocked Washington down in the fifth round, only to see him get back up again after a short stoppage from the referee. Washington, a 34-year-old native of California, sought to take advantage of a title opportunity after Poland's Andrzej Wawrzyk failed a drug test and was rendered unable to fight Wilder. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool looking sharp after Spain trip

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Everybody can see their situation in the league and Champions League . "Leicester are last season's champions, so they have a lot of quality". I am not sure. It is fair to say Lucas Leiva was outstanding against Tottenham just over two weeks ago. It is a two-week break. "We are in a competition where there are five, six, seven teams who can finish in the first four", said the Netherlands global. Read More »

Dana White names Conor McGregor's next opponent

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Mayweather wouldn't have made as much money than he would against McGregor in a single fight, but he would still have made more money by fighting two or three times. "It does look a little bit smaller, but if a guy has got power, he's got power and Conor McGregor has got power", said Mayweather. That was about the only thing Nurmagomedov agreed with Ferguson on, calling their fight, "the greatest match-up in lightweight history." . Read More »

Washington's Kelsey Plum sets new DI women's scoring mark

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And with it, Plum scored a career-best 57 points and put an end to her quest of tracking down Jackie Stiles and the number 3,393. WACO, Texas (AP) - Nina Davis scored 16 points, coach Kim Mulkey reached her 500th career victory and Baylor claimed its seventh straight Big 12 regular-season title with a win over Texas Tech. Read More »

Unlicensed day care in Nashua ordered to shut down after toddler's death

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Emergency responders performed CPR on the child, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Nashua Police said they have been in contact with the state's Child Care Licensing Unit. "Once the letter has been delivered, DHHS investigators will make an unannounced (follow-up) visit". "DHHS has received no further complaints about this facility since 2013", it said. Read More »

Boxer Manny Pacquiao in talks for fight with Amir Khan

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Pacquiao wrote that he and his team are in negotiations with Amir Khan for next fight. Pacquiao earlier dashed reports of his scheduled fight on April 22 in Brisbane, Australia with welterweight contender Jeff Horn after confirming that his camp had been negotiating with an unnamed group for a fight in the UAE. Read More »

Bayern Munich obliterate abysmal Arsenal with five-goal Champions League frenzy

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And he feels Wenger's career can still be described as "exceptional" and emphasised that this season, the Frenchman still has Arsenal above Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the Premier League table so far. I can't ever say I'd like to see him go; he's nearly my football father. "I can say with confidence that today I am clearer than ever about my future at this club". Read More »

Rooney in final slot

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With United boss Jose Mourinho enjoying such an affinity with the competition that launched his English trophy collection, United will be favourites against their Premier League rivals. Probably they would deserve it, but I don't do that, so what is going to happen is an accumulation of matches. United head to Wembley as favourites to win the game but its always hard to predict results in cup finals and that's where Odinbet comes in.... Read More »

No. 11 Kentucky, No. 13 Florida battle for first place

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Monk, a 6-foot3 guard, is now the highest-scoring freshman in the SEC at 21.1 points-per-game and could be the first freshman to lead the league in scoring since Chris Jackson (LSU) averaged 30.2 in 1989. It's still impressive that Florida held a lead - and then hung around for as long as it did - in a hostile environment like Rupp Arena , but Saturday saw an uneven performance from Mike White's group. Read More »

Ibrahimovic stalls on extending United deal over Champions League qualification

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At Paris St-Germain he gave a good atmosphere around the team and gave his team fantastic confidence. But Ibrahimovic feels he is always discussed, whether PSG are on good or bad form. They know him now. "But I think he can give a good solution - perhaps for the final, and for the future". Yet Puel said: "I don't know if it will benefit because two weeks without an official game is sometimes hard". Read More »

Reed Scores Second Career Victory at Daytona Featured

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Austin Dillon finished second in the stage, Ty Dillon was third, Reed was fourth and Keselowski fifth. It was his second-career win and second-career Daytona victory. Kahne finished second in a Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, which had five cars in the field and a rough day because of all the accidents. Among the additional collateral damage: the cars of Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, Darrell Wallace Jr., Brandon Jones, Chris Cockrum, Harrison Rhodes, Brandon Hightower, Matt Tifft , Scott Lagasse Jr. Read More »

Tsonga dethrones Kyrgios, will meet Pouille in all-French final — ATP MARSEILLE

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The unpredictable Aussie star fought back strongly in the second set - and did pull off some typically inspired play including one piece of magic at the net - but was eventually bundled out 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-4. Tsonga won the lone previous matchup past year at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. "I did what I had to do, it was great tennis". The 23-year-old Pouille won the opening set by breaking Gasquet in the 12th game and carried the momentum into the second set by winning the first five games ... Read More »

Kaminsky scores 23, Hornets end five-game losing streak

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But when the Pistons went into "crunch time" mode, the Hornets were severely outclassed on both ends of the court; a team that has absolutely lost their confidence in end game situations. Cauley-Stein's effort may have been the best, but Labassiere's was eye-opening. However, it does mean that newly signed Johnny O'Bryant III might get a chance to impress early in his 10-day contract. Read More »

Daytona 500: Chevrolet owners impressed with young talent in NASCAR racing

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We wished it counted towards the playoffs. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers ignored the conventional wisdom of "play it safe" during these preliminary events to The Great American Race . "He signed it, I have it framed, and I have it right next to my trophy". That's insane, but that's racing, I guess. DesOrmeau: Similar to my prediction for the Daytona 500 , Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing are heading into the season strong. Read More »

Best bets for Wednesday's Champions League games

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Steven N'Zonzi and Samir Nasri , a pair of French Premier League graduates, controlled the centre. The Foxes did, however, appear to be a much braver side in the second half and started to have a go at Sevilla rather than sitting back and defending. Read More »

Afghanistan wants reopening of border with Pakistan

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Torkham and Chaman - the two main crossing points between the two countries, frequented by thousands of crossers - remained closed for a ninth day on Saturday. There is speculation that border restrictions by Pakistan have caused millions of dollars of harm to the business community in both countries. "The countrymen should avoid travelling to Pakistan even once the border is open", he said. Read More »

Rumors swirl about Wolves' Rubio, Bulls' Rose

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There were plenty of Knicks-related rumors, but as the National Basketball Association trade deadline passed today the team kept their roster in tact. Rose was purportedly nearly swapped for Ricky Rubio at the deadline, but the Knicks were asking for an extra piece and the Wolves declined. According to USA Today, the Knicks have asked for Minnesota power forward Nemanja Bjelica to be thrown into a Rubio-Rose deal. Read More »

Wade returns to Bulls' lineup after missing 3 games

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As a team, the Suns shot 55 percent from the field, 41 percent from the three-point line while holding the Lakers to just 37 percent shooting but the game was really a foregone conclusion as the Suns capped took a 20-point lead going into halftime. Read More »

Leicester's Vardy ends goal drought in 2-1 loss at Sevilla

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Sevilla were dominating possession with the Foxes struggling to get a foothold in the game and just after the hour-mark, it was 2-0 to the Spaniards, with Correa making up for his missed penalty with a close-range finish. However Jamie Vardy's 73rd minute away goal will give Claudio Ranieri's side hope ahead of the return leg in the King Power Stadium . "We know we have a responsibility toward the fans in this match and we are prepared for it". Read More »

Brooklyn Nets Get Jeremy Lin Back, Continue Losing vs Denver Nuggets

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Last night against the Nuggets, the Nets allowed Denver to do whatever they wanted. He played just under 15 minutes and scored seven points with five assists. After leading by 11 at halftime, the Nuggets went in front 85-65 on a 3-pointer by Gallinari with 4:35 left in the third quarter and took a 101-75 lead into the fourth. Read More »

Jets to release veteran center Nick Mangold after 11 seasons

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Nick Mangold, a seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro, announced he will no longer be a member of the New York Jets. "While this is a sad day to leave so many great coaches, teammates and executives, I look forward to seeing what the future holds for me". Read More »