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Gus Poyet lauds Sunderland's 'big cojones' in relegation fight

After this first – and crucial – league away win over Manchester United since May 1968, a beaming Gus Poyet lauded the "big <i>cojones</i>" of his Sunderland side.<p>No one can argue with the intestinal fortitude of a band of players who have all but averted relegation, despite propping up the Premier League …

Sam Allardyce silences West Ham boo boys – with a little help from Spurs

• West Ham manager targets top-10 finish next season • We've got to find some better players, says Allardyce<p>Sometimes Sam Allardyce could not win this season, even when he won. The fans' displeasure with the 59-year-old's management style meant that boos occasionally accompanied victories as well …

Crystal Palace's Tony Pulis defies history and expectation to be in contention for Manager of the Year award

The reputation of the former Stoke manager is higher than ever before after engineering the London club's rise from relegation certainties to mid-table respectability<p>Tony Pulis is sitting in a classroom at the <b>Crystal Palace</b> training ground, valiantly battling to deflect the prospect of him being …

Jose Mourinho says 'killer' striker key to Chelsea success

<b>Jose Mourinho says that the addition of a "killer" striker will be the key to Chelsea beating stubborn opposition next season.</b><p>Chelsea's Premier League title hopes were all but ended by a 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Norwich.<p>They also lost recently to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and …

Soccer

Kicking and Screaming Blog

Apr 21, 2017<p>Remember last August when all anybody could talk about was how many foreign masters of the footballing universe were now prowling the …

Soccer

Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3: Brendan Rodgers admits it is Manchester City's title to lose now

Manchester City can now 'go on and get the job done', says Liverpool's dejected manager Brendan Rodgers after his side conceded a three-goal lead to Crystal Palace<p>Brendan Rodgers has conceded the <b>Premier League</b> title to <b>Manchester City</b> after <b>Liverpool</b> surrendered a three-goal lead to Crystal Palace on …

Soccer

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

2 days ago<p><i>Yeah, yeah, we know that March hasn't ended. But ahead of a weekend that could make enough headlines to last a month, we decided to get our</i> …

Liverpool have defensive deficiencies but remember where they were before this season of brilliant football

After the collapse against Crystal Palace the criticism Liverpool are receiving shows that too many have forgotten how dreadful they have been for so long<p>It’s been tough to work out who is in most distress following Liverpool’s capitulation to Crystal Palace.<p>The players? Luis Suarez’s tears offered …

It's a sweet homecoming for Clippers' Blake Griffin

Blake Griffinwas introduced and there were cheers mixed in with the boos.<p>He appeared to flop and no one in the crowd seemed to mind.<p>He glared at fans after a vicious dunk and didn't elicit a response.<p>The<p>Clippersforward didn't just go home again Monday night atChesapeake Energy Arenaduring his …

Blake Griffin

Kevin Ollie to Meet with Los Angeles Lakers About Coaching Job?

With Mike D'Antoni's coaching seat mercifully vacated, the Los Angeles Lakers need to find someone capable of erasing an awful taste from their mouths. UConn national championship coach and former NBA point guard Kevin Ollie just might be the right man for that job.<p><b>Updates from Tuesday, May 6</b><p>Ollie …

Basketball

Peyton Manning tells 'Late Show' he's still 'not at 100 percent'

Peyton Manning joined David Letterman on the 'Late Show' and said he's still 'not at 100 percent.'<p>Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning joined the 'Late …

NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: What You Need To Know, May 5

Every night during the playoffs, we will wrap up all the exciting action and tell you what you need to know about the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs. …

Ice Hockey

Who Must Carry San Antonio Spurs in 2nd Round of NBA Playoffs?

Link to Media<p>The San Antonio Spurs survived an offensive onslaught from the Dallas Mavericks during the opening series of the 2013-14 NBA playoffs, and the Portland Trail Blazers await in the second round.<p>Portland will also scorch the net, so a few Spurs must carry the team throughout the matchup …

NBA

Paul's sense of urgency can benefit team

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chris Paul was the first player at Chesapeake Energy Solutions Arena on Monday.<p>Before the first team bus pulled into the arena, Paul …

Basketball

Peter Laviolette hired to replace Barry Trotz as Predators coach

The Predators have their second coach in franchise history. Peter Laviolette was hired to replace Barry Trotz in Nashville on Tuesday.<p><b>More NHL</b> …

Ice Hockey

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul turned his attention Friday to offering condolences to the...

Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors fire coach Mark Jackson

The Golden State Warriors fired coach Mark Jackson Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation.<p>The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition on anonymity because the firing had not been made public.<p>The Warriors were 51-31 this season and that was the best regular season record …

Los Angeles Clippers President To Take Leave Of Absence

Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately, the NBA announced today.<p>Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser will leave the team immediately, the NBA announced Tuesday.<p>"This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on …

Basketball

Kevin Durant wins NBA MVP award

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, as expected, is the NBA's 2013-14 MVP.<p>The NBA announced the results on Tuesday, with Durant capturing 119 of 125 first-place votes (and 1,232 voting points) after this season in which he won the league's scoring title for the fourth time in five seasons (32 …

Tumblr’s mobile app now offers blog editing

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Blogging platform Tumblr (s yhoo) has had a working mobile app for the last five years, but until now it’s been missing a …

Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Level 3 says the providers are slowing down Internet traffic to extract payment from it. But a deeper dive into the specifics reveals there may be another side to the story.<p>Internet backbone provider Level 3 claims that five US consumer broadband providers are refusing to upgrade their peering …

Net Neutrality

US to start testing universal online verification system to combat fraud (updated)

In 2011, the government started concocting a plan to issue Americans one online ID they can use create a unified online authentication system that'll work across multiple agencies' websites -- sort of like an OpenID for the government. Now, that plan's wheels are turning, and pilot testing's slated …

Google Maps On Mobile Gets Uber Integration And More

Google has updated its apps for iOS and Android with a bunch of new features, including Uber integration directly in its collection of options for travel directions. The Uber option will appear when you’re looking up transit or walking directions if you have the Uber app installed on your device in …

Newly revealed emails show Google met regularly with NSA

Google has had a closer relationship with the U.S.National Security Agency (NSA) than its previous protests of government surveillance might indicate.<p>That’s the picture indicated by a new batch of emails, made public today by the Al Jazeera news network.<p>Under a Freedom of Information (FOIA) …

Ban on drone photos harms free speech, say media outlets in challenge to FAA

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The <i>New York Times</i>(s nyt) and other major media outlets have accused the Federal Aviation Administration of “chilling” …