Tottenham win Champions League epic as Llorente stuns Manchester City

Tottenham lost 4-3 but beat Manchester City on away goals to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals Seriously, where do you even start? It was a wild and eccentric night, full of drama and incident, and when the players of Tottenham finally manage to catch their breath they can start looking forward to a Champions League semi-final. They had blown a gaping hole in Manchester Citys hopes of an unprecedented quadruple and, in the process, reached the last four of this competition for the first time. Their celebrations at the end were long and joyous. That, however, tells only part of the story from a match when City led 1-0, trailed 2-1 and then went ahead 3-2, all …

Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

(CNN)Soccer legend Pel is recovering after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, doctors said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. Known as “The Black Pearl” and simply “The King,” Pelé is one of the best-known names in all of sports, and the only soccer player in history to have won three World Cups. He burst onto the scene as a teenager, helping lead his native Brazil to the 1958 World Cup championship. Pele went on to star on two other World Cup title teams, in 1962 and 1970, in addition to having a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. Even after retiring from …

Auburn gymnast Sam Cerio may be done with the sport, but has a bright future ahead

(CNN)Samantha Cerio’s gymnastics injury was the kind that ends seasons and spawns hundreds of thousands of video views on the web. But the go-getter, soon-to-be rocket scientist is also getting married in June. She’ll be ready, her coach says. “I’m not sure if we can predict her recovery but the prognosis is extremely good and her goal is to walk down the aisle on her wedding day,” Coach Jeff Graba said. “If anyone can do this it would be Sam Cerio!” Cerio has been a success in everything she does. She’s a top aerospace engineering student who, according to a profile on AuburnTigers.com already has a job lined up with Boeing as a structural design analysis engineer on rockets. She’s …

MotoE: Fire destroys entire fleet of electric bikes ahead of championship

(CNN)A major fire has destroyed the entire roster of electric bikes ahead of the MotoE World Cup — the electric spin off of MotoGP. READ: Charlie Whiting: Formula One race director dies suddenly, aged 66 READ: The ‘new futuristic championship’ likened to Mario Kart READ: From a roar to a whirr — MotoGP goes electric The all-electric series was planned to serve as a supplement to MotoGP and race on the same weekend, with 12 teams signing up for the MotoE World Cup last year. The entire field had attended the test day ahead of the championship’s scheduled start at the Spanish Grand Prix on May 5. MotoE confirmed the championship will still take place in 2019 but a revised …