• 'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback
'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback

The 30-year-old Russian broke again early in the second set and, despite twice dropping her serve in a late bout of nerves, she broke the Estonian again, sealing victory on the first match-point as Kontaveit sent a forehand long. Per The New York Post , Maria Sharapova was banned from playing professionally when she tested positive for meldonium...

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  • Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole
Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole

Guentzel scored Pittsburgh's first goal in the opening period and got another in the third period before beating Bobrovsky for the victor in OT. Canadiens 4, Rangers 3, OT: Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give Montreal a victory over NY in Game 2 of the first-round series.

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  • Australian Olympic chief says campaign is malicious
Australian Olympic chief says campaign is malicious

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is to hold a "crisis meeting" this week after allegations of bullying were levelled against a senior executive, local media reported on Monday. Mr Tancred has denied the allegations. Coates wrote back the following: "If she's offended it's probably time for her to get out in the real world", he wrote back.

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  • Red Sox 2B Pedroia still out with sore left knee
Red Sox 2B Pedroia still out with sore left knee

Even though you might have thought they'd have every right to do so, considering Barnes was sending a payback message over Machado's hard slide into Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia two nights earlier. He is 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts. Barnes said he didn't need an apology for what appeared to be Pedroia siding with an opponent ove...

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  • Premier League 2016-17: Martin Atkinson to officiate Manchester Derby on Thursday
Premier League 2016-17: Martin Atkinson to officiate Manchester Derby on Thursday

And Mourinho heaped pressure on rival Guardiola - who went to Old Trafford and won the reverse game in September - amid United's congested fixture list. It doesn't matter the way they perform". And the 54-year-old also reckons he is right to criticise players he has perceived as not giving enough effort in the red shirt.

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  • NFL Draft: Gareon Conley denies rape accusations
NFL Draft: Gareon Conley denies rape accusations

Conley's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, told WOIO-TV in Cleveland that the allegations are " ludicrous and ridiculous ". The alleged victim claims that Conley asked her to have "a foursome", but that she declined and offered to watch the other couple have sex in the hotel bathroom, according to TMZ Sports.

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  • After 22 Years, Terry Quits Chelsea
After 22 Years, Terry Quits Chelsea

Terry has been a bit-part player this season, featuring in just five Premier League games for Antonio Conte's league leaders. The Swans will make a move for Chelsea stalwart John Terry if they remain in the Premier League, as the club finds itself in a relegation battle.

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  • Mike Gillislee Officially Joins Patriots After Bills Decline To Match Offer Sheet
Mike Gillislee Officially Joins Patriots After Bills Decline To Match Offer Sheet

Last October, Patriots coach Bill Belichick described Gillislee as "a strong downhill runner, one-cut guy that's hard to tackle, [a] good complementary player to McCoy". He appeared in only three games over two years for the Dolphins and was cut in September of 2015. Gillislee, 26, averaged 5.7 yards per carry last season, accumulating 577 yards an...

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  • Rockets' Beverley to be fined for fan exchange
Rockets' Beverley to be fined for fan exchange

Houston Rockets forward Patrick Beverley is speaking out after he got into a heated argument with an Oklahoma City Thunder fan, urging the National Basketball Association to crack down on rowdy supporters. I'm OK with other fans rooting for their team. "I'm a grown man, you're a grown man, let's just keep it professional". "Do you address it the ...

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  • Rafa Nadal beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas to lift Monte-Carlo Masters
Rafa Nadal beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas to lift Monte-Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal was quite sublime in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday as he stormed past Albert Ramos Viñolas to lift the title. He has now amassed 50 clay titles during his career, to take sole ownership of the record on the red dirt with one trophy more than Guillermo Vilas .

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  • Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season
Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

He leads the league in home runs. "He just wants to be in there", Matheny said. St. Louis tacked on three runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Randal Grichuk and a bases-loaded single by Wainwright that plated a pair. Matt Garza will return to the Brewers rotation on Monday, making his first start of the season against the Cincinnati Reds. Th...

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  • Reid back but Carroll out as West Ham prepare for Everton visit
Reid back but Carroll out as West Ham prepare for Everton visit

That paves the way for Sakho to play and the boss insisted today there was no issue with the Senegalese. Bilic said: "A lot of those game we should have killed off". "Yes, [Reid's] back from injury, which is good for us", Bilic said in his press conference. Brady is perhaps misguided to declare West Ham's interest in Lukaku and it did, predic...

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  • Chelsea, Tottenham dominate PFA Premier League Team of the Year
Chelsea, Tottenham dominate PFA Premier League Team of the Year

But it's not an easy task. Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Tottenham Hotspur are the most popular club in London at the moment and the Argentine is keen to continue at White Hart Lane for as long as possible. "We are showing we have learned from last season". Hazard, an influential part of the last Tottenham squad to regularly win silverw...

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  • Matip admits Klopp's system 'sometimes go to pieces'
Matip admits Klopp's system 'sometimes go to pieces'

Klopp admitted that he has been left wondering what might have been had he had a full squad to choose from throughout the campaign, with his side now sat nine points behind league leaders Chelsea. "It means that, even without Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson, Liverpool look risky. We felt it a lot of times here", he said . "He h...

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic injures knee vs. Anderlecht in Europa League match
Zlatan Ibrahimovic injures knee vs. Anderlecht in Europa League match

Despite Rashford breaking into the full England squad, national team manager Gareth Southgate has said he would like to have the 19-year-old at the youth tournament in Poland. "They have injuries, and even with a insane mentality, they can not play Sunday (at Burnley in the Premier League)". "He could by age, but when you reach a certain level,...

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  • Tennis star Serena Williams expecting baby this year
Tennis star Serena Williams expecting baby this year

The 35-year-old tennis star posted the engagement on Reddit with a sweet poem and cartoon. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall", Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak said in a statement emailed to AFP yesterday.

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  • Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime
Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime

It was still a poor decision on Nash's part to retaliate the way that he did - even if the refs had called Ryan's check, a power play for the Boston would have been negated by Nash's jab - and after the game the Bruins forward called his actions "selfish".

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  • Boston Celtics Sink 0-2 in Round 1
Boston Celtics Sink 0-2 in Round 1

CSN's Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill wrote about a one hour meeting between Rondo, Wade and Butler before Game 2 that allowed the "3 Alphas" to go over strategy for that night's game. "It is a tough situation, and we are here to support him in any which way we can". "Tonight, our job was easy". Still, though we're focused on the 1-8 of it all, th...

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  • Pats sign Super Bowl hero James White to extension
Pats sign Super Bowl hero James White to extension

They are likely looking to move up in the draft. "We had a good workout and I enjoyed it". -Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said he expects to retire after the 2018 season to complete a dozen years with the team. The NFL opened the 2016 season with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Denver Broncos , a rematch of Super Bowl 50 i...

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  • Jose Mourinho says some Man United players are suffering from low confidence
Jose Mourinho says some Man United players are suffering from low confidence

Old Trafford witnessed a ninth league draw of the term on Tuesday evening, but it was almost so much worse after United struggled to cancel out Everton captain Phil Jagielka's opener. "It was deja vu in many things, but I have to admit we played better football than in some other matches". United struggled to make headway, though, with only th...

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