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Axel Tuanzebe: Man United's bright prospect and Jose Mourinho's chance for redemption

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Mourinho said defeat meant it would now be "impossible" for United to finish in the top four, insisting his team's chances of playing in Europe's premier competition next season now rest entirely on winning the Europa League. United go into Thursday's home leg of the semi-final with a one-goal advantage over the Spanish side and are favourites to advance to the final on May 25. Read More »

39th EPL match between Arsenal & Liverpool could be on

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We're almost at the end of the Premier League season. Last weekend's 0-0 home draw against Southampton has given Arsenal hope of ousting Liverpool from the final Champions League spot up for grabs in the Premier League, with Aldo concerned Jurgen Klopp's men will fluff their lines at West Ham on Sunday. Read More »

Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances

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French central defender Laurent Koscielny missed Arsenal's 2-0 win at Southampton on Wednesday evening. Mark Hughes' Stoke City side are now 13th in the Premier League table with 41 points from 36 games this season , coming off the back of three defeats and two draws from their last half a dozen outings. Read More »

Raikkonen quickest as Ferraris fight back in Spanish GP third practice

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The pole was the 64th of the Briton's career, one short of his late Brazilian boyhood idol Ayrton Senna in the all-time lists. It was also the 250th by a British driver in Formula One. "[I need to] drive better - don't make those mistakes", said Raikkonen. "OK, box, Sebastian, box", he was told. The auto was pushed back to the garage and Vettel reappeared on track just over half an hour later. Read More »

Ducks knock out Oilers in game 7

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The Ducks also acquired 30-goal-scorer Patrick Eaves, who is now injured, at the Trade Deadline. Ottawa had its own unique goaltending situation during the season, with Craig Anderson and Mike Condon splitting duties during a hard year that saw Anderson take time off to be with his wife Nicholle as she undergoes treatment for throat cancer. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp confident Liverpool can finish in top four

To play in Wembley in the final is the next step in our vision and would be a very big achievement and a very big moment for every player. If Liverpool win at the Olympic Stadium, it will be the 52nd different ground at which they've won a Premier League game, more than any other side (Arsenal and Manchester United next on 50). Read More »

Clock error cost Celtics time on final play

The leader of the hosts John wall had a bad first half of the game, but thanks to the Bradley bill, " Washington " did not allow "Boston" to break away. Lopsided results had dominated this first postseason series between Boston and Washington since 1984, with each game decided by at least 10 points. Read More »

Hamilton on pole in Spain, Ricciardo sixth

Lewis Hamilton now has a good chance to cut down Sebastian Vettel's lead. Which augers well for the race. McLaren-Honda's dismal season of unreliability continued, with Fernando Alonso sent into a spin by a major engine failure on his first lap. Read More »

Ronaldo has goals in him, says Zidane

There was, though, no controversy about Ronaldo's second goal with 17 minutes left as he lashed the ball in from the edge of the Atletico penalty area. It defeated the city rival in the final both in 2014 and 2016, and also in the quarterfinals in 2015. Then, when we brought Lucas and Marco on that gave a bit more balance defensively and offered us greater width down the flanks. Read More »

Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

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Hamilton's pole is the team's fifth consecutive pole position in Barcelona and puts the Stevenage-born racer one behind his hero Ayrton Senna in the all-time list. "I already said from the beginning of the season that (Bottas) was competition". The German had cause for concern in Q1 when he was ordered to stop his Ferrari over team radio, but a change of setting enable him to keep running at full tilt. Read More »

Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic semi-final at Madrid Open

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He only made it to the main draw after Richard Gasquet withdrew because of a back injury. "Obviously he didn't play very good today". The defending champion had fewer problems against the 35-year-old Spaniard than in his three-set second-round test with Nicolas Almagro a day earlier. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs: Series tied against the Houston Rockets

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He had to be carried off the court and it was later revealed he ruptured his left quadriceps tendon and will miss the remainder of the playoffs. Rockets drop game 2 to SpursWith 8:43 left in the fourth quarter, Parker immediately clutched at his left knee after a driving floater over Patrick Beverley and collapsed to the court, where he lay motionless for several minutes. Read More »

Ajax reach Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon

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United could have played even more matches had they not succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup quarter-finals - a game that saw Herrera dismissed in the 35th minute. We express ourselves through attacking football. "I think it is fair Sergio is going to play the final and David accepts, because he has already played Europa League matches and if we win the trophy, David wins the trophy". Read More »

Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games

If Anaheim wins, Mayor Iveson has agreed to hang a poster from tourism agency Visit Anaheim in Edmonton City Hall, encouraging Edmontonians to visit Anaheim for some warm California sun. "We have to just find our game", said Maroon. "That was a good lesson for us". They wouldn't be here in this position if they weren't. "The last two games weren't us". Read More »

UFC 211: Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominates Andrade to retain SW title

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Jedrzejczyk connected on 215 of her 353 strikes (61 percent), and 203 of those punches, kicks and knees were considered significant, while Andrade was successful with only 74 of her 239 strikes and two of her 12 takedown attempts. Yahoo Sports had it 50-45 for Jedrzejczyk. I want to be an undefeated champion and retire undefeated. " I always told my mom that one day I would be very, very rich ", Andrade said at a UFC 211 media lunch in. Read More »

Watch West Conference Final Game 1 Online, Team News

Ritchie beat Cam Talbot 3:21 into the third period, his second career playoff goal putting the Ducks ahead in a game seven for the first time in five years - and ahead of the Oilers for the first time in almost 193 minutes since late in game four. Read More »

Former Tottenham man congratulates West Ham, praises one Hammer

The visitors could find no way back as ninth-place West Ham celebrated a signature win in its troubled first season at its new home, turning on the style to foil a Tottenham side usually so energetic and menacing. Slaven Bilic on his job security: "It is not about individuals, it is about the club". West Ham's game plan was clear from the off, to soak up the Spurs pressure and hopefully hit them on the break. Read More »

Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

Sevilla have won just three of their last 12 games, stumbling towards fourth place and the final Champions League berth. We will have to have a very good afternoon to take on this opponent of a very high level. Runners-up in the Champions League last season, Atletico nearly completed an improbable comeback in this term's semi-finals following a 4-2 aggregate loss to city rivals and titleholders Real Madrid . Read More »

Short-handed Wizards aim to even series vs. Celtics

They hope to level the Eastern Conference playoff series at two victories apiece on Sunday despite being short-handed entering Game 4. If Washington commits to the same defensive effort in Game 5, the Celtics will have a hard time winning at the Garden. Read More »

Injured McIlroy to play through the pain

He hit a blind shot from 230 yards into the wind to a bunker and managed to get up-and-down to limit the damage, which is what Saturday at the TPC Sawgrass was all about. Emiliano Grillo of Argentina had seven birdies in his round of 67 and was tied with Poulter at 6-under 210. ISLAND ACE: Sergio Garcia thought the loudest cheer he might hear all day would be at the first tee when he was introduced as the Masters champion. Read More »

Sunderland owner Ellis Short admits 'mistakes have been made' during his tenure

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We're more concerned with the people who follow the club, and they're obviously disappointed, just as we are as well. He added: "There have been a lot of good managers relegated and I'll use it as something to motivate myself". They've been flirting with relegations for a number of seasons and it was inevitable it was going to happen. "But I really hoped that this situation wouldn't come". Read More »

Stats From Game 6 in the Spurs - Rockets Playoff Series

The endless stream of pick-and-pop shots turned into a trickle. And while San Antonio deserves credit for largely staying faithful to its more traditional 2-big lineups involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol in this series, the team's ability to go small - even without Parker or Leonard available - essentially delivered the knockout blow in Game 6. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. earns his first career win at Talladega

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Stenhouse is the first Mississippian to win at Talladega since 1988. The powerhouse female driver rewarded her boo with a giant kiss after he won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 158 races. get another win at his favorite racetrack before he retires at the end of the season? He started the GEICO 500 on the pole and fought hard for the win all day, but it seemed as if he was going to lose out to Kyle Busch . Read More »

Match Previews: Stoke City v Arsenal

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Southampton sit in the 10th spot with 42 points, the same as South Coast neighbours Bournemouth, but the Saints have a better goal difference. Alan Smith lavished praise on Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean helped to fire Arsenal to a vital 4-1 win over Stoke on Saturday night. Read More »

Nair, Pant lead Delhi's charge over Pune

Tiwary (64, 45b, 6×4, 3×6), though, kept it interesting with two sixes off Pat Cummins in the first two balls, and after a wide followed, the equation was 12 from 4 balls. For Pune Ben Stokes performance with the ball and fielding also acted as hinder for the Delhi innings. After the fielding restrictions were relaxed, Karun and Pant continued to pick up boundaries regularly, before the leg-spinner Adam Zampa struck; Pant attempted to pull a short delivery, but didn't get sufficiently ... Read More »

Team by team analysis of the Russian Grand Prix

I am just hopeful in the next races I will be able to pick up the pace". Vettel crossed the line a mere 0.6 seconds behind Bottas, who joined Mercedes from Williams in January as replacement for retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg and was finally a victor after 81 starts. Read More »

Watch Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Official Online PPV

How can you watch Canelo vs. Chavez? "The fight is done". This is a fight that should've happened after Canelo beat Miguel Cotto, but as they say, better late than never. But as boring as the main event was, the announcement of Alvarez' next fight more than made up for the lack of action inside the ring . Golovkin will put his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on the line against the WBO light-middleweight champion. Read More »

Did Celtics lose a second before final shot? Sure looks like it.

Just hours before the start of Game 6 against the Washington Wizards on Friday night, every single player on the Boston Celtics roster showed up to the game wearing all black in preparation for a Wizards funeral. Thomas' heave at the buzzer clanked off the rim. Washington's Scott Brooks said with a smile: "I don't care what they wear". Like the rest of his teammates, he was left to get back into his dark outfit afterward. Read More »

Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

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Even though the Gunners are still in with a chance of finishing in the top four, more banners were on display calling for him to go. Is that an accurate assessment of all the Arsenal fans who wish he'd leave the club at the end of the year? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of Arsenal's trip to Stoke on Saturday but Laurent Koscielny is pushing for a recall. Read More »

Arsenal Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights

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But the chances look far slimmer on the bottom half of the table. Either Hull, Swansea, Crystal Palace, Watford or Burnley could become the third club to join already relegated Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Never before has Arsene Wenger failed to finish a Premier League season in the top four and it would take a courageous person to bet against the Gunners doing so again considering they have three winnable fixtures left to play. Read More »

Washington has resisted in a series with "Boston"

Sure. Whatever the Celtics said, their sartorial statement backfired, especially when they had to look around their locker room afterward and see a reminder of what could have been. But Beal disappeared for the final five minutes of the first half. The league's report noted that Oubre's foul was, "whistled with approximately 2.7 seconds on the clock but the clock runs to 1.7 seconds before stopping". Read More »

NBA Roundup 2: Cavs take 3-0 series lead

They can do that here in Sunday's Game 4 . "We wouldn't be talking about it", James said. "We take our butt whupping and head home", said Raptors coach Dwane Casey . leading only by two, 79-77, entering the fourth quarter of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals. "Being able to lock on one team defensively has really helped us out". Read More »

Aric Almirola hospitalized after crash involving Joey Logano, Danica Patrick

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Logano appeared to be OK after the wreck. The red flag in the Monster Energy Cup race lasted 27 minutes, 41 seconds. As for Patrick, it was the third time in four races that her night ended in a wreck. Neither Patrick nor Logano were seriously injured. When I saw (Joey), I said "I'm pretty sure it was you" and then he said it was a failure of some sort which didn't really make me feel any better at that moment. Read More »

Frank Jackson will hire an agent, remain in NBA Draft

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The 6-foot-3 inch combo guard initially declared for the NBA Draft but kept the option open of returning to Duke for his sophomore season by not hiring an agent. They lost to eventual Final Four team SC in their second NCAA tournament game. But he turned in a strong day at the National Basketball Association draft combine on Thursday and that solidified his decision to leave Duke for good. Read More »