Crystal Palace-West Ham United Preview
Crystal Palace visit West Ham United on Saturday attempting to extend their longest Premier League winning streak in almost twenty years. The Eagles (12-4-18) secured their fourth straight win on Wednesday when they stunned Champions League hopefuls Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park. The victory over the Toffees took Tony Pulis's side to the mythical 40-point mark, all but guaranteeing top-flight football for next season. "It is nice to say we are going to be a Premier League club next year with four games to go," Pulis told the official club website.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Friday, April 18
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Friday: - - - - NHL Blackhawks open playoff push versus Blues The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks open their playoff campaign against the visiting St. Louis Blues while the New York Rangers host the rival Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden in two of four NHL playoff games on the schedule. ...
US to train at Stanford ahead of World Cup
The U.S. soccer team will train at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., ahead of the World Cup. The Americans will start gathering there on May 14 and train at the Cagan Stadium soccer facility and Stanford Stadium, the university's football home. ''This is going to be the foundation of the World Cup,'' U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a video interview released Thursday by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Altidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann
Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished. Altidore, who scored 31 goals in 41 games for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch league last year, was an unused substitute for last-place Sunderland in a 2-2 tie with Manchester City on Wednesday. Even though he didn't play for the relegation-threatened Black Cats, Altidore's appearance on the bench was somewhat of a...
Stoke City-Cardiff City Preview
Cardiff City will face a decisive moment in their battle to avoid relegation as they welcome Stoke City to the Welsh capital on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff (7-8-19) are three points from safety with four games remaining, but a crucial 1-0 win at Southampton a week ago ended a run of four games without victory and kept their slim survival hopes alive. Regardless of the club's fortunes in the remaining weeks of the season, Solskjaer has assured supporters that both he and the divisive Vincent Tan will still be at the club next season, and in the build-up to...
Southampton-Aston Villa Preview
A week of turmoil at Aston Villa will conclude with a visit from Southampton to Villa Park on Easter Saturday. Villa suspended both of manager Paul Lambert's assistants in midweek, adding to the chaos at a club that has lost each of their last four league games. That lack of points for Villa (9-7-17) in recent weeks has left them four points above the relegation zone with five matches remaining, but a win against the Saints would lift them to the verge of Premier League survival. Despite the importance of Saturday's game and a number of legal issues preventing Lambert...
Mata: Don't blame Moyes for Manchester United woes
The Spaniard gives his backing to the former Everton coach while also revealing that, when signing for the club, he was given assurances that several other players would be bought
US goalie Howard commits to Everton 2 more years
LONDON (AP) -- American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018.
Soccer-Argentine championship final results and standings
April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship Final matches on Thursday Thursday, April 17All Boys 1 Arsenal 1 Atletico Belgrano 1 Godoy Cruz 2 Wednesday, April 16Boca Juniors 0 San Lorenzo 0 Atletico Rafaela 2 Rosario Central 3 Estudiantes 0 River Plate 0 Newell's Old Boys 0 Colon (Santa Fe) 1 Tuesday, April 15 Olimpo 3 Argentinos Juniors 0 Velez Sarsfield 1 Quilmes 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Estudiantes 14 6 7 1 14 8 25 -------------------------2 Colon (Santa Fe) 14 7 4 3 11 7 25 3 River Plate...
Tim Howard extends Everton contract until 2018
The U.S. national team goalkeeper's deal is now set to keep him at Goodison Park until he is 39 years old.