LONDON -- Liverpool regained the lead in the English Premier League but the crown slipped further from its grasp as it threw away a three-goal lead in a 3-3 draw away to Crystal Palace on Monday. Red Schoendienst . The stunning outcome put Liverpool a point above Manchester City, but City has a game in hand and can win its second title in three years with four points from its last two games. Liverpool was romping to a bonus big win to help its goal difference thanks to a first-half goal by Joe Allen before Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez scored in quick succession in the second to have the Reds leading 3-0 by the 55th minute. Then, Damian Delaney exposed Liverpools vulnerability to counterattacks as he scored in the 79th, launching a dramatic turnaround and deflating the Reds. They didnt recover, as Dwight Gayle cut the deficit to one two minutes later, and drew level with his second goal in the 88th. Suarez, the leagues new player of the year, was in tears on the final whistle and covered his face with his shirt as he left the pitch, with his team now highly unlikely to claim a first title in 24 years. The title race is certain to go to the last day of the season on Sunday, and Citys superior goal difference means a win and a draw from its last two games is almost certain to be enough to clinch the title. City faces Aston Villa on Wednesday, and West Ham United on Sunday, both at home. Liverpool started strongly and seemed to have put the preceding 2-0 defeat to Chelsea behind it when Allen darted to the far post to head in Steven Gerrards corner, his first league goal in over two years. Leading only 1-0 at the break, Liverpool came out fighting in the second half, forcing Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni to tip a Sturridge shot onto the post in acrobatic style, before Suarez missed an open goal on the rebound. Sturridge doubled Liverpools lead with a deflected shot on 51 minutes, and Suarez combined with Raheem Sterling to make it 3-0 with a calm low finish two minutes later. Chasing a big win to reduce Citys goal-difference advantage, Liverpool continued to pour men forward and was repeatedly caught on the counterattack as Palace scored three goals in the space of nine minutes. Delaneys 25-yard speculative shot veered in off Glen Johnsons leg into the top-right corner of the net, then Gayle scored his first, coolly finishing off a Yannick Bolasie cross. Gayle levelled in the 88th, slotting past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet when Glenn Murray controlled a long pass. Liverpool twice had strong penalty appeals turned down by referee Mark Clattenburg, first when Johnson was floored by Bolasie midway through the first half, then shortly after the break when Suarez argued furiously for a spot kick, but earned himself only a yellow card for doing so. Palaces final home game of the season saw the home crowd leave in buoyant mood following a season in which the London team was expected to battle only against relegation in its first season since returning to the Premier League. Palace can no longer overtake 10th-place Stoke City, and will secure 11th with a point away to relegated Fulham on Sunday. Genesis Cabrera . Left back Layvin Kurzawa put Monaco ahead in the 36th minute with a low shot after being set up by midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, sweeping the ball in after running onto Kondogbias cross from the left. John Gant . Hall had a goal and three assists in a 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday, had an assist in each of Edmontons next two games the capped the week with a goal and two assists in the Oilers 4-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated balls during Sundays AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis. NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the NFL is looking into the matter and said Monday afternoon there no further update. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 at Gillette Stadium in a game that was played in the rain, especially in the second half. WTHR.com first reported the story, noting a deflated football could be easier to throw and catch in inclement weather. Whitey Herzog. If the Patriots deflated footballs intentionally they could lose draft picks. According to the NFL rule book, in a game played outdoors, the home team has 36 balls available for testing with a pressure gauge by the referee two hours prior to the starting time of the game to meet with league requirements. ' ' '
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork. Richaun Holmes Jersey .com) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds but fouled out late in regulation and had to watch two overtime periods from the bench. His teammates stepped up in crunch time and the Sacramento Kings took a 114-112 win over the Phoenix Suns, extending one of the best starts in franchise history. Darren Collison had 16 points and Ben McLemore scored 15 for the Kings, who improved to 5-1 on the young season despite shooting just 3-of-16 from behind the arc. They have also won five straight games for the first time since 2006-07. Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and eight assists for Phoenix, losers in three of four. Goran Dragic scored 22 points and Miles Plumlee filled the stat sheet with 15 points and 16 rebounds. We just gotta do a better job of closing out games, Bledsoe said. Phoenix led 88-77 through three quarters, but the visitors dominated the fourth, holding the Suns to just 4-for-18 shooting. Plumlee made it 94-83 with his free throw at 7:28 when Sacramento rattled off 11 straight points to tie it. Cousins scored five during the run, including free throws at 4:57 to make it 94-94. The Kings took their first lead of the fourth when Cousins converted a three- point play at 1:37. After empty possessions both ways, Bledsoe tied it when he darted through the defense for a scoop layup. Sacramento took a timeout to advance the ball but whatever play was drawn up in the huddle ended before it began, with Cousins getting called for his sixth foul on an illegal screen. Former King Isaiah Thomas, who signed with Phoenix this offseason, missed a contested 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded. The Suns scored the first seven points of overtime, with P.J. Tucker hitting a triple from the left wing at 3:34 to make it 106-99. They were held scoreless the rest of the way as Sacramento clawed back. Collison scored back-to-back field goals and McLemore made a pair of free throws. Collison split a pair from the stripe to tie it. The Kings had the final look this time, but Rudy Gay dribbled off his leg and had to settle for a heave from near midcourt. Gay finished with 11 points on just 5-for-22 shooting. Bledsoes layup three minutes into the second overtime period gave the Suns a 112-108 lead. Once again, the Kings fought back. McLemore potted a triple from the corner and Gay hit a turnaround jumper. Collison split a pair at the line with 15.1 seconds left to make it a 114-112 game. They made runs, we made runs, said Gay. We had to finish out like we do. Were starting to get that mentality about us now. Phoenix had two final looks at the basket, with Tucker missing a corner 3-ball and Marcus Morris coming up short on his fade-away midrange jumper. Game Notes The Kings are 3-0 on the road for the first time since 1995-96 ... The Kings are 5-1 for the first time since starting 9-1 in the 1999-2000 season ... Tucker scored 15 for the Suns ... Cousins shot 13-of-14 from the free throw line ... Sacramento won the rebounding edge, 60-42 ... Both teams shot 42.9 percent from the floor. Ralph Sampson Jersey . According to a report from ESPN, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed the cornerback to a four-year, $39 million deal with a $12. Adrian Smith Jersey .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch.LAS VEGAS -- Demetrious Johnson retained his flyweight title Saturday night at UFC 178, submitting Chris Cariaso in the second round. Johnson easily scored a takedown in the first round and stunned Cariaso with a looping right hook, followed by a knee to the jaw as the horn sounded to end the round. Johnson kept the pressure on in the second and gained top control after Cariasos slip. Johnson swiftly manoeuvred into side control, landed a few elbows and secured a Kimura, forcing Cariaso to tap out at 2:29 of the second. I felt good. It was a great fight, Johnson said. Im just trying to get better at my ground game. Johnson improved to 21-2-1 with his fifth straight title defence. Cariaso dropped to 17-6. In the co-main event, lightweight Donald Cerrone moved closer to a title shot with a unanimous decision over Eddie Alvarez. Cerrone used powerful leg kicks to wear down Alvarez, winning 29-28 on all three scorecards. Theres no quit in this dog, Cerrone ssaid. Marvin Bagley Jersey . . If youre going to beat me, you better do it in the first. In a battle of rising featherweights, Conor McGregor made short work of Dustin Poirier, earning a TKO victory in the first round. McGregor improved to 16-2, and Poirier fell to 16-4. I dont just knock them out, I pick the round, McGregor said. When featherweights get hit by me its a whole new ballgame. Yoel Romero survived a back and forth brawl to beat Tim Kennedy by TKO, and No. 1 womens bantamweight contender Cat Zingano moved into position for a title shot with a third-round TKO over Amanda Nunes. Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz highlighted the undercard with a first-round TKO over Takeya Mizugaki. Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, Brian Ebersole, Kevin Lee and Manvel Gamburyan also won. On the preliminary card, Stephen Thompson defeated Montreals Patrick Cote by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 in favour of Thompson. ' ' '