Liverpool vs Roma Live

Liverpool have the chance to put one foot in the Champions League final on Tuesday night as they take on Roma in the first leg of the semi-final at Anfield.

Having stunned Manchester City in the quarters, the Reds are now hot favourites to make it to the final in Kiev against Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

Roma are not to be underestimated, though, having shocked Barcelona in the last round, beating them 3-0 in the second leg to make it to the last four.

The match is sure to be a thriller at Anfield, here is everything you need to know about it.

When is Liverpool vs Roma in the Champions League semi-final?

The first leg will be played at Anfield on Tuesday, 24 April, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

The teams will then meet in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday, 2 May.

What TV channel is Liverpool vs Roma on and is there a live stream?

BT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7pm.

BT Sport customers will be able to stream the game live through BT Sport Player.

Are tickets still available?

Unsurprisingly, this match has sold out.

Team news

Liverpool remain without Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip and Emre Can, although Jordan Henderson will return after suspension.

Roma will be without Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel.

When and where is the Champions League final?

The final is on Saturday, 26 May at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

What is the Champions League prize money?

UEFA has confirmed that an estimated €1,318.9m is set to be distributed among the clubs participating in the Champions League and Super Cup during the 2017/18 season.

The 32 clubs in the group stage of the competition were given a guaranteed minimum amount of €12.7m, along with €1.5m for each win and €500k for each draw.

Prize money continues to escalate throughout the competition with quarter finalists gaining €6.5m and semi-final teams receiving €7.5m.

The runner-up team in the Champions League will receive €11m, with the winner being awarded €15.5m meaning a potential total of €57.2m in prize money for the eventual winner.

Grand Prix of Americas 2018 Live

The third race of the 2018 MotoGP calendar will take place when the Grand Prix of the Americas gets under way Sunday in Austin, Texas.

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Englishman Cal Crutchlow will hope to build on his shock win in last month’s Grand Prix of Argentina. The Coventry native triumphed in an error-strewn race but will find it hard to beat Marc Marquez, who has crossed the line first in this race for the last five years.

Valentino Rossi also figures to be in the mix on the Circuit of the Americas.

Date: Sunday, April 22

Warm-Ups: 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. BST. 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET.

Race Start Time: 8 p.m. BST. 3 p.m. ET.

Live Stream: BT Sport App. beIN Sports CONNECT.

Practice races take place on Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. BST/9:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET, while qualifying happens on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. BST/1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET, per BT Sport.

Marquez is the rider to watch, but the Spaniard will be under the spotlight for different reasons after his stormy clash with Rossi at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo.

The pair crashed together when Marquez collided with Rossi’s Yamaha bike. Marquez has since apologised by text message, according to Diario Gol (h/t Alex Wood of the Daily Star).

London Marathon 2018 Live

What is the London Marathon?

The London Marathon is one of the most prestigious in the world. The 26.2-mile race starts on the south of the Thames at Blackheath, passing through Greenwich and crossing Tower Bridge before finishing on The Mall, near Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty The Queen will officially start this year’s race.

When is it?

It’s tomorrow – Sunday, April 22.

What TV channel is it on?

Live coverage of the marathon will be shown on BBC 1 from 8.30am until 2pm, on BBC 2 from 2pm until 2.30pm and thereafter on the Red Button. Highlights are on BBC 2 from 7-8pm.

What are the fastest times?

2hrs 3mins 5secs is the men’s fastest time, set by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge in 2016.

3 hours 48 mins is the average time for male finishers.

2:15:25 is Paula Radcliffe’s women’s world record set in 2003.

4 hours 23 mins is the average time for female finishers.

How do I track my friends and family?

Need to follow how your mum, dad, sister, brother, daughter, son, best friend, boyfriend etc is doing? No problem, we have the answers.

Which celebrities are running the marathon?

There’s the usual bunch of ‘some you’ve heard of and most you haven’t’.

Chris Newton became the quickest celebrity ever in 2014 when the world champion cyclist swapped out the bike for his own legs, setting an impressive time of 2:45:10.

The year after he beat his own record and set a time of 2:39:27 which all celebrities will be looking to beat in years to come.

Broner vs Vargas Live

Former four-division world titleholder Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) will look to get his boxing career back on the right track Saturday night when he takes on former world champion Jessie Vargas (26-2, 10 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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The non-title fight will be held at a catchweight of 144 pounds. This is Broner’s first fight since he was outclassed by Mikey Garcia in July 2017.

Once considered one of the most promising fighters in boxing, Broner has disappointed in recent years, having had multiple run-ins with the law, failing to make weight in a couple of bouts and suffering some key defeats.

roner was originally set to face Omar Figueroa in this bout, but the latter pulled out due to a shoulder injury, per ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael (Figueroa was also facing a March court appearance for a DUI charge).

Vargas quickly stepped in to fill the void. He is looking to work his way back into contention just one bout removed from a welterweight title-fight loss to Manny Pacquiao in December 2016.

Broner-Vargas is one of three fights on Saturday night’s televised Showtime card. Jermall Charlo will take on Hugo Centeno Jr. for the interim WBC world middleweight title, while Jesus Cuellar and Gervonta Davis battle it out for the 130-pound WBA super world belt.

Here’s what you need to know to catch the action.

Broner vs. Vargas Fight Info

When: Saturday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn

TV: Showtime

Live Stream: ShowtimeAnytime.com

Tickets: StubHub

The 28-year-old Broner has his work cut out for him if he’s going to make it back into the boxing limelight. He’s coming into the bout as a slight underdog at plus-105 (bet $100 to win $105), per OddsShark.com, which is a rather unusual position for him to be in.

His three losses have come against elite competition—Garcia, Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana—but the people he has defeated in between are uninspiring. He also lost his title on the scales for failing to make weight against Ashley Theophane, and in February, he was arrested on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge.

Khan vs Lo Greco Live

It’s the return of the king on Saturday night. Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) will step into the ring for the first time in nearly two years, taking on Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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When we last saw Khan in May 2016, he was putting up a brave but ultimately doomed effort against Canelo Alvarez.

A fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2017 failed to materialize, extending the layoff for the former world champion as he pondered his future in the sport and even participated in some reality television.

He’s back now, though, and looking to work his way up a crowded welterweight division. His return opponent, Lo Greco, has lost three of his last six fights and is a heavy underdog in this bout.

Khan vs. Lo Greco Fight Info

When: Saturday, April 21, 10:30 p.m. BST/5:30 p.m. ET

Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool

TV: Sky Sports (UK)

Live Stream: ESPN+, Sky Go (UK)

Tickets: StubHub

Khan, 31, is making a return in a weight class that better suits his strengths and abilities, and against an opponent who is unlikely to cause him many problems.

Khan had moved up two divisions to middleweight for the bout against Alvarez, and though his speed and jab proved surprisingly effective, his chin could not stand up to Alvarez’s precision and power. He suffered a brutal sixth-round knockout, the third loss of his career via stoppage and the fourth overall.

Frampton vs Donaire Live

A shot at featherweight glory is up for grabs when Carl Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs) takes on Nonito Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Frampton vs. Donaire Fight Info

When: Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 p.m. BST/5:30 p.m. ET

Where: SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland

TV: Showtime (U.S.), BT Sport and Box Nation (UK)

Live Stream: Showtime’s YouTube, Showtime’s Facebook and BoxNation (UK)

Tickets: StubHub

Frampton and Donaire will be competing for the interim WBO featherweight title. If Frampton wins, he hopes to take on Oscar Valdez for the full WBO strap, which the Mexican has held since 2016, per ESPN.com’s Nick Parkinson.

Donaire, a former four-division world champion, is out to prove he’s not yet over the hill. The Filipino Flash hasn’t fought much in the featherweight ranks and has only held a world title in the division once, when he narrowly beat Simpiwe Vetyeka in 2014.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Tribeca Film Festival Live New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival (April 18-29) boasts big stars and high-profile premieres. Here are a few of this year’s can’t-miss titles. For tickets, head here.

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In fitting form for the cosmopolitan fest, nonfiction titles on hot-button social issues from race to politics jump off the slate. That includes JAY-Z’s Trayvon Martin series, Rest in Power, and HBO’s Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland — both of which examine the untimely (and seemingly preventable) deaths of young, black Americans. Netflix will also premiere a buzzy take on Rachel Dolezal’s controversial life in The Rachel Divide, which probes deeper into the tormented life of the titular pariah — with a refreshingly unexpected perspective on her subject from director Laura Brownson.

Further shining a light on an unorthodox subject is Blowin’ Up director Stephanie Wang-Breal, who spotlights an experimental court in Queens, New York that advocates for the rights of women arrested on prostitution charges versus automatically sending them to trial.

Tribeca’s home city will take center stage as well via The Fourth Estate, an episodic look at The New York Times‘ coverage of Donald Trump’s first term from Oscar nominee Liz Garbus and opening night film Love, Gilda, which features an intimate glimpse into Gilda Radner’s legacy as one of the first cast members NYC-based variety show Saturday Night Live.

Indians vs Twins 2018 Live

Indians vs Twins 2018 Live For the first time in eight years there will be regular-season games in Puerto Rico, with the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins scheduled for two games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Fox Sports 1 will televised Tuesday’s game, with ESPN televising Wednesday night’s contest.

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The last time major league regular-season games were played in Puerto Rico was 2010 when the New York Mets and Florida Marlins went south for a three-game series. Cleveland and Minnesota will mark the fifth such MLB trip to Puerto Rico.

Indians all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, one of 19 players from Puerto Rico on major league opening day rosters in 2018.

“It is a dream come true for me to play in Puerto Rico,” Lindor said last June when the trip was announced. “When the Montreal Expos played in Puerto Rico, I remember going to those games and thinking to myself, ‘I would love to be here playing in front of my country and people.’ Now that we have the opportunity next April, it is a dream realized for me. These will be the most memorable regular-season games of my career, for sure.”

Concacaf Champions League 2018

The common tagline heading into tomorrow night’s CONCACAF Champions League final opener is that Toronto FC have now beaten “the best team in Mexico and the most successful team in Mexico,” and now only “the most popular team in Mexico” stands in their way.

Fair enough. Tigres are the most recent champions, and probably the most expensive side in Liga MX. Club América have a ton of history behind them, with seven continental championships and 12 domestic league titles to speak of. Up next is Club Deportivo Guadalajara, better known as Chivas (Spanish for “goats”).

If Club América are the most well-known Mexican side internationally (perhaps because they play at the Azteca), then Chivas are the domestic sweetheart. They’re beloved in Mexico, and they might actually be the most popular team in the U.S. because of the massive Spanish-speaking population. Apparently, Chivas accounts for more than 44% of soccer fans in Mexico.

They were founded in 1906, making them just 39 years younger than Canada. Two years later, after starting out with a fairly international (mostly French) cast of players, the club’s founder decided that, from then on, they should only ever field Mexican players (I’m sure that’s music to the ears of a lot of you complaining that TFC don’t play enough Canadians).

Even today, every single member of Chivas’ first team is Mexican. The club’s system has produced a lot of the world’s top Mexican talent, including Javier Hernandez and LAFC star Carlos Vela.

By my count, 11 players on the 23-man Chivas first team listed on Wikipedia have a cap with the Mexican senior national team. A further handful have represented Mexico at various youth levels.

Basically, there’s a reason MLS chose to name a team Chivas USA. There’s a reason this team has played recent games in Seattle and New Jersey, in which more than half the crowd has been vocally supporting them. There are more people of Mexican descent in the United States than there are people in Canada, and a whole damn lot of them support Chivas.

Monte Carlo Masters 2018

Novak Djokovic started his clay-court tennis season in style on Monday at the Monte Carlo Masters, as he hammered fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1.

Djokovic began at a blistering pace, and it quickly became apparent Lajovic was going to struggle to cope with the 12-time Grand Slam champion. Next up for Djokovic is a meeting with Borna Coric in the second round, as the Croatian beat Julien Benneteau on Monday.

In the most intriguing match on Monday, Kei Nishikori recovered from a set down to beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Seeded players Milos Raonic (14th) and Albert Ramos Vinolas (15th) also advanced after beating wild card Lucas Catarina and Jared Donaldson, respectively.

Aljaz Bedene and Gilles Muller trumped respective first-round foes Mirza Basic and Florian Mayer in straight sets to head through.

Read on for the latest results from Monte Carlo and a closer look at how Djokovic got his tournament up and running in style.

Selected Monday Results

(9) Novak Djokovic bt. Dusan Lajovic, 6-0, 6-1

(11) Roberto Bautista Agut bt. Peter Gojowczyk, 6-4, 6-3

Kei Nishikori bt. (12) Tomas Berdych, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

(14) Milos Raonic bt. Lucas Catarina, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

(15) Albert Ramos Vinolas bt. Jared Donaldson, 6-3, 6-3

Selected Tuesday Matches

(5) Dominic Thiem vs. Andrey Rublev

(7) Lucas Pouille vs. Mischa Zverev

(10) Diego Schwartzman vs. Guido Pella

(13) Fabio Fognini vs. Ilya Ivashka