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Points do not come from heaven: Arsene Wenger


Pochettino revealed his players did not know the result of the Chelsea game (the Blues won 3-0 at Everton) and admitted a tinge of disappointment that the Toffees could not get a result to help Tottenham's quest. Gary Neville believes Arsenal can consider themselves as having had a successful season if they win the FA Cup this term. "Look, the points are the points they do not come from heaven". Read More »

SA activists join Palestinian hunger strike


Those on strike are requesting more family visits, better healthcare and more dignified conditions in prison. Prominent figures such as Palestinian resistance icon Leila Khaled , as well as students and community activists around the world, have also launched hunger strikes to support the prisoners. Read More »

Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title


Antonio Conte's now familiar manic goal celebration got its first showcase as Diego Costa popped up in the 89th minute to clinch victory in the Italian's first competitive match in charge. Conte's tactical switch to a 3-4-3 at Stamford Bridge this season has been credited as the major change in the Chelsea team from the side that finished an abysmal tenth last season to the one that is set to claim the title this year. Read More »

Why Concussion Spotters Couldn't Pull Sidney Crosby From Game 6 Vs. Capitals


This time his left skate appeared to clip the post as he cut through the crease and Washington defenceman John Carlson appeared to lean lightly on the 8 and the 7. So much of this was a clinic, this 5-2 victory for the Capitals in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His coach says he wasn't. Read More »

Alonso hits the court after latest McLaren problem


Problems with the McLaren's Honda engine kept him from finishing the first three races, and that only got more embarrassing when his vehicle broke down in the formation lap of the last grand prix in Russian Federation. But, incredibly, the 35-year-old Spaniard dragged his McLaren not only into the final phase of qualifying - a first for the British team this season - but then to seventh on the grid for Sunday's grand prix in front of his home fans, too. Read More »

India name squad for Champions Trophy

Shami and batsman Rohit Sharma are the only two changes from the team that played England in a three-match one-day series in India this year. Shami, who last played for India in an ODI, back in 2015 World Cup, has been included in the 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy and thus is looking for a fresh start in the 50-over format. Read More »

Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights


Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm - with Sky Go subscribers able to stream the match live. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. At the other end of the pitch, Mauricio Pochettino's team should have no such difficulties in finding a breakthrough considering they have failed to score in just one of their 26 home games this season, although did draw a blank away to West Ham last week. Read More »

F1 Raceweek: Fond memories for Verstappen and Ferrari - Spanish GP numbers

It was the 64th pole of Hamilton's career, lifting him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher who holds the record of 68. On a flawless, if windy, spring day, the session began with a track temperature of 44 degrees Celsius and Vettel hurrying to join the fray after Ferrari had changed his engine following a water leak problem discovered in final practice. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal advance to Madrid semifinals


Nadal will play Austrian Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final, where he will look to add to his recent triumphs in the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open. "It was an important match for me". " Rafa was obviously a better player today ", Djokovic said. "It was a attractive game, we both played at the very highest level and there were great points for everyone to see", Nadal told Spanish Television. Read More »

Mourinho: De Gea Will Miss EL Final


The draw, during which centre-back Eric Bailly was sent off, gave them a 2-1 aggregate semi-final win. "In the Premier League , we can only finish fifth or sixth, I think". They now go on to face Ajax in the final on May 24th, where a win would automatically guarantee them Champions League football next season. "We now lose a very important player for the final, and we don't have many ". Read More »

Sub 2-hour marathon attempt aided by Chicagoans falls just short


World-class runners Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea joined Kipchoge's effort to break the two-hour mark, in Nike's Breaking2 project. Kirwa and Letting noted that both Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who claimed the first two places in London Marathon, were in great shape but played down their chances of breaking the world record this year. Read More »

Celtics @ 7: Series Comes Down To One Final Game

Avery Bradley also scored 27 points and Horford finished with 20. The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics will go the distance in their NBA Eastern Conference play-off semi-final. In fact, just 1:47 before Wall hit the game-winning shot, he ran down the shot clock via useless dribbles, then missed a rushed 18-footer. After the final buzzer sounded and Game 7 was ensured, John Wall leaped on the scorer's table at the Verizon Center and exulted. Read More »

Final against Juventus will be special, says coach Zidane

The French striker's spectacular move to evade three Atletico defenders led to the crucial away goal that helped put Real Madrid in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff. I've known him since a long time ago and I know that he is a great player. The forward has been limited to 17 league starts this season due to a serious ankle injury and repeated muscle problems and was absent from training the day before Real's final home game of the season against Sevilla. Read More »

Celtics rout Wizards to take series lead

And, unlike the theme of Wizards' run this series - double-digit runs on the road, only to see the leads evaporate - the Celtics never relinquished their early lead. Avery Bradley top-scored with 29 points, as Al Horford (19), Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas (18 each) all impressed. This result would've been more understandable in the previous round, when the Wizards went to Atlanta for Game 6. Read More »

Draymond Green says Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is 'a dirty player'


In Game 3 however, things got out of hand after Wizards wing Kelly Oubre Jr. took exception to a screen from Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk. 22-0 run: John Wall , Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat (subs during run: Bojan Bogdanovic for Morris six points in, Brandon Jennings for Beal 10 points in, Kelly Oubre Jr. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Options After Dominating Julio Chavez Jr

Canelo Alvarez was on a mission to prove to the entire world that he is the best Mexican boxer on the planet Saturday night against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr . "I want to show that regardless of size, I'm better than my opponents". According to Compubox numbers, Alvarez landed 228 out of 606 punches (38%) Chavez Jr landed a pathetic 71 out of 302 punches (24%). Read More »

Juventus can win Champions League: Allegri


Juventus legend Liam Brady hailed right-back Dani Alves as the "most influential" player at the club , after the Italian side qualified for the Champions League Final. Playing for Juve as well as brought him on defensively. Now, the club will be tasked with trying to become the first team in UEFA Champions League history to erase a two-goal deficit on the road in the semifinals. Read More »

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United Give Up on Top Four Finish

Do not think that I am happy that they are not winning trophies. It's nice for them. Comparing the match to his own playing days, Neville added: "When I played for Manchester United , Arsenal was always our biggest game of the season - the build-up was electric and I felt as if I was going into battle against our greatest rivals". Read More »

Manny Machado smacks another home run in Orioles' win


On Tuesday, Jones was greeted warmly, with many Boston fans standing to show their support. The Orioles and Red Sox are in second and third place, respectively, in the AL East. With Ubaldo Jimenez, Thursday's scheduled starter, pressed into a relief role on Wednesday, Baltimore called up Tyler Wilson from the minors. "It's f--ing bulls--". Read More »

Wall nails game victor to quiet Celtics' funeral talk

In deciding seventh games in front of what promises to be a raucous home crowd, look for one of the NBA's best closers to lead the Celtics past the Wizards Monday night. The teams have played 10 games this season with the home team winning each time. After averaging 43 points per game through the first two games, including a 53-point effort in Game 2, Thomas has just averaged 19.3 points over the last four. Read More »

Man for the big occasion: Mourinho's record in finals


He added that Bailly, 23, will now play in United's three remaining Premier League fixtures to "give rest to some of the others", with the final match at home against Crystal Palace three days before the Europa League final. "Very hard season. Some invisible work to your eyes". I know what I had to do. European football's governing body only overturns decisions made by the referee in cases of mistaken identity. Read More »

Zabaleta to leave Manchester City


City and Arsenal will hope to finish in the top four. Manchester City's top-four quest remains intact with two matches remaining after they hung on desperately for a scrappy 2-1 win against Leicester yesterday . "Let's see what can happen". Swansea could be celebrating another season in the league on Sunday. "In the first half we were good and it was a shame to concede an wonderful goal". Read More »

'We're so hungry for a Champions League spot'

The race for a top four spot will go down to the wire and Mignolet is wary of getting complacent after three wins in their last five league games. We needed luck, we tried to play the best football possible, it was tough to defend the challenges from their forwards, Deeney and Success. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard to play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

Prior to Game 6 against Houston , the medical team of San Antonio put Leonard in a "questionable" status. One game after his game-saving block on James Harden , with Harden himself having a disastrous finish (10 points on two of 11 shooting, seven assists, three rebounds, and six turnovers), the Spurs turned to their younger crew. Read More »

Neville Lauds Conte And Chelsea

Financial fair play restrictions mean Chelsea would find it hard to resist a £70m bid from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian for Diego Costa - but will fight to keep Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois despite interest from Real Madrid . Crucially, the absence of European fixtures from Chelsea's schedule afforded Conte time to drill his philosophy into his players, with double training sessions including long pattern-of-play exercises. Read More »

Turkey leader calls on USA to reverse decision to arm Kurds

The YPG forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which has driven the IS group from much of northern Syria with the help of US air support. General Carlton Everhart, commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, told VOA after the March assault. The fall of Tabqa, some 40 kilometers west of Raqqa, leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to the militant group's self-proclaimed capital and base of operations in Syria. Read More »

Alvarez, Poirier no contest after electric two rounds


Picking right where he left off, Alvarez exploded forward with punches before shooting in for a takedown against the fence. It was an unfortunate end to an otherwise stellar fight as Alvarez and Poirier truly went to battle until they couldn't battle anymore. Read More »

Marouane Fellaini heads Man U to Europa League finals

Tempers flared shortly afterwards when United's Cote D'Ivoire defender Eric Bailly lashed out at John Guidetti, who fell to the ground, before Argentina worldwide Roncaglia got involved. " But if everything goes normal and we have no problems, Sergio plays the final ". " Ajax will be hard". " They will have 12 days to prepare for the final ", the coach stressed. Read More »

Liverpool closing in on £26m deal for the 'new Ronaldinho'


Who is Jurgen Klopp tipped to sign this summer? It's added that their position has been strengthened by the fact that the man dubbed the "new Ronaldinho" reportedly turned down a new contract offer last month and with just a year remaining on his current deal, Gremio have been forced to listen to offers from Europe in order to avoid losing him for nothing. Read More »

What Arsene Wenger Said After Tottenham vs Arsenal Match

Arsenal imploded inside 77 seconds at the start of the second half to hand Tottenham a ninth consecutive league win. Ahead of the game, Wenger was dreaming a top three finish and the omens were in their favour as both Manchester City and Manchester United drew their games today. Read More »