Everton's Romelu Lukaku irked by transfer talk and his future

The latest outburst follows a story today that the Belgium global would prefer to join Manchester United than former club Chelsea because he is concerned he will not fit into the system of play favoured by Blues boss Antonio Conte. "What he needs to develop definitely is his game on the ball, in terms of quick combinations with his teammates". 'That is where he falls short, I think, and it's something that's not as exposed at a club like Everton '.

Ambassador of honesty, Hashim Amla wins hearts with his action, twitter salutes

Marsh breezed to 58 before he was caught at long-on by fellow Australian Aaron Finch, in the process giving licence to Amla to up the ante. Smith was dropped twice during his innings before eventually holing out off the bowling of Glenn Maxwell.

Newcastle win Championship, Blackburn relegated on dramatic final day

Instead, it is Blackburn Rovers who go down despite a 3-1 win against the Bees. They've seen eight different managers - starting with Sam Allardyce, who was ousted within a month of the team's new ownership taking over - and have fallen down to the third bracket for the first time in almost 40 seasons.

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

LeBron James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. "It's got to be called differently. I'm around Kelly every day". The unfortunate reality is that the Celtics did have an opportunity to make quick work of the Wizards, but their inconsistent play hurt them in a bad way in game three.

How we defeated Atletico Madrid - Zidane

Ronaldo moved onto 100 European goals in the quarter-final win over Bayern Munich, when he scored five times - including a treble in the second leg. "He's got great concentration and quality" added Zidane. "The three goals give us an advantage, but the tie is not over and you can not joke around with football". "Every time I see him I am amazed at his drive and determination to be the best in the world - and on Tuesday it was a "wow" performance from him.

Crosby taking part in full practice with Penguins

Much like Crosby, Sheary participated in full practice this morning. Left winger Conor Sheary , who also suffered a concussion on Monday, returned to practice as well. Crosby, widely recognized as the best hockey player in the world, will provide a big lift as soon as he's back in the lineup. "That's a pretty common play", Crosby said Friday.

Jazz dispatch Clippers — Sunday's National Basketball Association playoffs

Had Los Angeles won, Golden State would have been able to stay closer to home and enjoy the local beaches as well as the infinite dining options. They were offensively precise. "It'll be about trying to shut them down, not him, whoever that "him" is". Even Paul noted that in his postgame press conference. "They definitely do it by committee", said Stephen Curry .

Hull's Silva not distracted by club switch rumours

But with Slaven Bilic having just a season left of his three-year contract at West Ham United, the Hammers could make a move by sacking the Croat to bring in Silva, if reports are to be believed. City in fine form and seldom lose on home soil, and a Sunderland side whose relegation has been confirmed are likely to put up much of a fight to get a result.

Texans trade up to get QB Watson

Right now, there's no telling if the Clemson star will sit behind Tom Savage and learn the Houston offense or if he will be thrown into the fire. It doesn't hurt that he'll have a very good group of pass catchers waiting for him in Houston .

2nd Test: Gabriel five-for sets up Windies win as Pakistan capitulate

Kraigg Brathwaite and Hope stabilised the innings with a 56-run partnership before Brathwaite was dismissed by Yasir for 43. On a deteriorating pitch, Pakistan's final target may still be a challenging one as they seek the historic win which would also give them a first-ever Test series triumph in the Caribbean.

Manny Machado Shows Restraint After Targeting: "They Think I'm The Villain"

A day after all heck broke loose between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins, yet another ugly situation took hold during Sunday's game between the division rival Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. "If you're going to protect guys, you do it the right away". "It's never me. I just go out there and play the game that I love, leave it on the field and I play with heart.

Penguins star Crosby leaves game following hit to head

Crosby entered the game tied for second in scoring for Pittsburgh with 11 points, including two goals in Pittsburgh's Game 1 victory over Washington. The game was scoreless early in the first period when Crosby skated just outside the Capitals' crease. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov staked Washington to a 2-0 lead.

Logano wins in Richmond

Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola and Martin Truex Jr completed the top 10. Points leader Kyle Larson placed finished 14th. Penalties proved costly for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday. Kyle Busch was first out of the pits followed by Larson, Harvick and Truex. The commitment line violation forced Busch to drop to the rear of the field on the ensuing restart.

Ravens fan and cancer survivor steals show at NFL Draft

The 6-foot-6, 302-pound defensive lineman finished the 2016-17 season with 40 total tackles, 6 sacks and 9 tackles for loss. Humphrey started off his day preparing for the 2017 NFL draft by getting some training in at a local football field where his journey on the path to the NFL really began.

Messi shines at Bernabeu as Barcelona defeat Real Madrid

Real have since confirmed that they have "disallowed use of season tickets for some socios" and reiterated that season tickets are to be used by their owner and their owner alone. Sergio Ramos claims he did not deserve to be sent off for a two-footed lunge on Lionel Messi during El Clasico . "That they've hurt us is logical in any game".

Slaven Bilic comments on West Ham United's interest in Daniel Sturridge

Winston Reid and Jose Fonte will look to repeat the shut-down play they exhibited against Romelu Lukaku and Everton. The player you want has to be available and he has to choose you. We are going to talk about the new season after this season. Stoke and West Ham shared the spoils in a goalless draw as Jack Butland kept his first clean sheet since his return - and in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate.

"I like to have fun" says Ronnie O'Sullivan

After the match, Ding and O'Sullivan, who are good friends, embraced and had a few quiet words. "It's a decade on, he's in a great place". I've done it with Ronnie [O'Sullivan], John Higgins and Stephen Hendry before so it's not something that's new to me.

Football standout from Wiggins drafted by NFL team

He was not a primary receiver at Alabama, so his statistics are lacking for a player so highly regarded. Limited to eight games, Martin mustered a career-low 2.9 yards per carry en route to tallying 421 rushing yards and three scores. "I'll say that without any reservations", Sullivan said. It may take him a little while to adjust to the National Football League, but if he can do that successfully the Bucs could have an Earl Thomas-style defensive back.

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

The Nashville Predators have been the surprise team of the National Hockey League playoffs thus far as they swept away the heavily favoured Chicago Blackhawks and have already taken home ice advantage away from the St. "Everything went well I guess and he's doing well". Lose a center in Jarnkrok... no worries, plug in veteran Vernon Fiddler who comes in and... oh gee...

Bayern blasts referee after Champions League loss to Madrid

Coach Carlo Ancelotti, on paper, has not matched previous boss Pep Guardiola's run to three Champions League semi-finals with Bayern but could not fault his players, saying, "We came very close to the semi-finals". Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal is awarded a second yellow card for a foul on Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, despite clearly winning the ball.

Cowboys select Michigan DE Taco Charlton at No. 28 in first round

Sure, the Cowboys drafted CT safety Byron Jones in the first round in 2015 and Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence in the second round in 2014. The Cowboys are hoping Charlton finally fills that need and continues to develop and build on an impressive senior season at MI. He is coming off a career high 45.9-yard punt average last season.

Blackhawks trade Darling to Carolina in exchange for draft pick

As long as they can reach a long-term deal with Darling, the worst of their third-round picks - 83rd overall, obtained from Ottawa for Viktor Stalberg at the trade deadline - is a small price to pay to potentially resolve a position that's been an issue for years.

Chris Sale looks to continue dominance over New York Yankees

Not a bad way to celebrate. Judge, who was celebrating his 25th birthday in his first game at Fenway Park, has a team-leading seven homers and 15 RBIs for the Yankees (12-7), who had lost three of their previous five games. Judge tattooed it to the opposite field, and it fell into the Yankees bullpen for a two-run homer. A few of those appearances against NY have come out of the bullpen, while his ERA against the Yankees as a starter stands at 1.25 over seven starts.

Ousmane Dembele sinks Bayern Munich and takes Borussia Dortmund through to final

Dortmund has lost in the last three German Cup finals, two of them to Bayern Munich . " We knew we'd need luck, and it was smiling on us today, " he told the club's website. The Spanish international's lazy back pass was snapped up by Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro , whose snot hit the post and Reus drilled the rebound.

Red Sox's Pedroia out again, to have MRI

During Farrell's argument with Fletcher, Pedroia was standing on the top step in the dugout and caught Machado's attention. Mychal Givens pitched two ideal innings, Donnie Hart got two outs in the ninth and Darren O'Day finished for his first save.

Chernova stripped of Olympic bronze after further doping violation

Ennis-Hill is due to receive heptathlon gold from Daegu 2011 after she was upgraded from silver when Tatyana Chernova was stripped of her title last November following a doping offence. Fellow Ukrainian Nataliya Dobrynska won gold at Beijing 2008, while the United States' Hyleas Fountain was promoted to silver following Blonska's disqualification.

Bautista homers in 13th, Blue Jays escape jam to beat Angels

Happ and lefty reliever J.P. Howell. Stroman, the winning pitcher in the World Baseball Classic championship game against Puerto Rico, pitched six one-hit innings in the 8-0 win for the U.S. The DL stint for Tulowitzki in combination with Friday's 8-7, 13-inning meat-grinder led to a series of roster moves. The big middle reliever came to California riding a heavy workload and it was meant to be a night off to rest up.

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as head coach

The 51-year-old Cassidy, a native of Ottawa, compiled a 207-128-45 overall record in 380 games, including winning seasons in all five years and postseason berths in each of his final four seasons at the Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence. I think the guys in this room would echo that same message and hopefully it does happen. Most recently, he spent a lengthy stint as head coach of the AHL's Providence Bruins before moving up to Boston this past year, but his position behind the Bruins ...

Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead

The Canberra point guard sent the San Antonio crowd into a frenzy with a stunning final quarter blitz, highlighted by four three-pointers in a game-winning stretch. Mike Conley started the series off with a disappointing 13-point performance, but he followed that up with back-to-back 24 point games and then a sensational 35-point effort in Game 4.

Browns could flunk the draft by trading up for Mitchell Trubisky

It's safe to say that Sapp knows a bit about what it takes to succeed as a defensive lineman in the National Football League, which makes his recent comments about former Texas A&M star Myles Garrett fairly interesting. Where? I watch the tape and he disappears. "You can continue to try to move down the board all you want and pick up more picks, and I get that and I respect that".