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Juan Mata on positives of Arsenal defeat


I left the Emirates, they were crying. I leave the Emirates, they were crying, walking the streets with heads low. The Arsenal fans were finally cheering and singing and it is nice for them. "It is not manager against manager". "We still have a mathematical chance, but we need some help", Wenger said. "I see a difference between matches". Read More »

Trump slams 'critics' in his first commencement address as president


In one of the more freakish sections of the speech, Trump read off the Liberty University football team's entire 2018 schedule, remarking several times on the difficulty of the competition they would face - "Jerry, are you sure you know what you're doing here?" he asked upon noting that the team would be facing perennial powerhouse Auburn. Read More »

MLB's Chris Iannetta Takes Pitch to the Face, Hospitalized

Iannetta was the leadoff batter in the seventh and it appeared as if he turned into the 93 miles per hour fastball from Johnny Barbato a reliever for the Pirates. Before the incident, Brandon Drury continued his torrid hitting at home with a three-hit night that included a three-run home run. Patrick Corbin (3-4) went six innings and gave up four runs, two on Josh Bell's homer. Read More »

Imperious Rafael Nadal Outclasses Novak Djokovic To Reach Madrid Final


In game 10 Dominic did a great job to fend off 3 set points, and he came back from 5-3 down in the tie break to earn two set points. The pair served up a sizzling second set, especially in the seventh game when Nadal finally broke the Belgian for a second time in the set at the fourth attempt after sensational rallies which had spectators in the Caja Magica rising to their feet in appreciation. Read More »

Schmeichel rages at inconsistent refs after Leicester lose at Manchester City

It was a tale of two penalties in a controversy-laden clash which saw Gabriel Jesus convert his spot-kick, but Riyad Mahrez had his penalty chalked off after he had inadvertently hit the ball twice. "At the moment, we have consistency", Wenger said. "You don't want to concede another goal and then you're in the middle, whether to attack or defend is hard to decide - I understand the dilemma and Leicester played well and gave a good performance in the second half". Read More »

Macron sworn in as French President


He added that "the world and Europe have today, more than ever, a need for France". Earlier , Mr Macron was handed France's nuclear codes, putting him in charge of what will be the EU's only arsenal of atomic weapons after Brexit is complete. Read More »

Sergio Romero "very happy" at Man Utd despite Serie A links


The England global will miss the first three games of next season's Champions League campaign as a result. Meanwhile, 41-year-old German Felix Brych has been given the task of officiating the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3. Read More »

Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship

Choi, and earned a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour along with a three-year major-championship exemption with the win. Kim fired a bogey-free final round of three-under 69 to snatch the title at 10-under 278 at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Sunday (local time). Read More »

Man United season still successful without Europa League - Mourinho

There were no injuries, and [now there is] one less match to play because in this moment, the Premier League for us, it is just matches we don't want to play". This is, however, their first second-place finish - and the only time they have gone an entire season without losing at home - since Bill Nicholson was manager in the 1960s. Read More »

Wall beats clock, ends funeral talk

After John Wall hit his clutch 3-pointer to put Washington up one with 3.5 seconds left, the Celtics inbounded the ball straight towards the rim to Kelly Olynk. The Wizards wore all-black to a regular-season matchup with Boston in January before soundly beating them. We're looking at the faces of the franchise and on the Ben's Chili Bowl mural, Wall and Bradley Beal . Read More »

Alonso jets off to Indy for Monday practice


But overnight work on a progressive auto that has been let down by its power unit paid dividends on Saturday for the two-time champion who is set to miss the Monaco Grand Prix later this month. But today we put everything together and I felt confident with the vehicle. Friday was a hard day also with another failure so you know, it's not that you go tomorrow and you are 100 per cent confident but I'm pretty sure that we keep learning with the things which are happening to the auto so at least ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Tops Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Earns September Fight With GGG


Marcos Reyes (35-4) Welterweights: Lucas Matthysse (37-4) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (20-4) Featherweight: Joseph Diaz Jr. "I liked the performance of Alvarez against Chavez, but in September everything will be different - a big drama show". The deal with Golovkin was signed a week earlier but successfully kept under wraps. 'Right now is a different story. "They stayed true to their word that we'd make this fight for September 2017, and here we are making the announcement", said K2 Promotions ... Read More »

Spurs duo claim Manager and Player of the Month Awards

It was £30m summer signing Batshuayi who scored the goal that sealed the title at the Hawthorns on Friday night, coming off the bench to score only his second league goal for Chelsea. A simple 2-1 victory was recorded, which guaranteed Spurs will finish second in the league - their highest placing since 1963. 'The only other reason that they might want to leave our club is that they're only being paid x amount and someone has offered them two x. Read More »

Race - Hamilton beats Vettel in Spain to close title race


Hamilton recovered from losing the lead to Vettel at the start and banging wheels with his Ferrari F1 rival to pass in the final stint of the race and clinch his third victory of the season. "Some weekends everything start wrong and then go right and I had that feeling yesterday and I feel tomorrow everything will be OK", The Guardian quoted Alonso as saying. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino Makes Remarks that Imply Concession in Title Race


Despite closing in on the league title, the west London outfit can only claim second place in the mini-league as those defeat at White Hart Lane as well as the shock home loss by Palace last month has ultimately cost them top spot. "We had a game-plan, To beat a team like Spurs you also need quality and we showed that", Bilic said. "There are three games left, one very important one next week for the club, for the fans, against a big opponent, a massive club". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino and Heung-Min Son win awards

Sky Customers can now upgrade to Sky Sports for the Premier League run-in and an unmissable summer of sport. Throughout EPL history, only 42 players have won Player of the Month twice in a single season and 18 players have won it three times in a single season. Read More »

Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid final


Nadal ended his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win that put him in the Madrid Open final again on Saturday. And Nadal was forced to save a break point in the final game with a drop shot Djokovic couldn't get back over the net. Read More »

Slaven Bilic: West Ham United "not good enough" against Liverpool

Well, it's still in Liverpool's hands. This team has underperformed and with the Dmitri Payet sega earlier on in the season, they will want to win some games here. You can see some of the best reaction below. The match was never going to be short of goals. Substitute Robert Snodgrass volleyed narrowly wide in the final stages, but in truth, West Ham looked a well-beaten side. Read More »

Feldman throws 4-hitter, Reds top Cueto, Giants 4-0 to sweep


Scott Schebler and Zack Cozart homered off Johnny Cueto (4-2), who was the Reds' ace for eight seasons. Cincinnati has scored 10 runs or more in consecutive games for the first time since 2013. Scott Feldman gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.83 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Eugenio Suarez had three hits and three RBIs, and Billy Hamilton scored four runs for the Reds, who had 16 hits and stole five bases against Cain and catcher Buster Posey. Read More »

Las Palmas v Barcelona

The MSN are going to go beserk and perhaps change the course of the La Liga title race? Barcelona are on a five games winning-streak in LaLiga and they have scored at least three goals in each one of them. Barcelona faces Las Palmas as it tries to win La Liga. Expect Lionel Messi, 29, Neymar, 25, and Luis Suarez, 30, to show no mercy when they meet Los Amarillos at Gran Canaria for this match . Read More »

Mourinho frustrated to lose 'naive' Bailly


Romero has played in the last 10 Europa League games for United and therefore Mourinho feels there is no reason for him not to play the final unless something happens him between now and then. After hard away trips to City, Arsenal and Spurs in the last few weeks, Mourinho suggested that the Premier League fixtures were not random, but were in fact chosen. Read More »

Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title


I take, as I say, more positives than negatives into the next week in Rome. These tournaments are so strong, so it's wonderful for me to go that far. "I feel great. "If you see his records on this surface, it's just incredible", said Thiem. Among Djokovic's losses this season was a second-round defeat to Denis Istomin at the Australian Open. Read More »

Raikkonen must 'drive better' after Spanish F1 qualifying 'mess'


The. Lewis Hamilton won a strategic Spanish Grand Prix thriller on Sunday [Monday NZ Time] to cut Sebastian Vettel's overall lead in the F1 championship to six points with a quarter of the season completed. Vettel emerged side by side with Hamilton, forcing the Brit off track and taking the lead again, but seven laps alter Hamilton swept past Vettel to regain the lead and maintaining it to the chequered flag. Read More »

Wall's bucket stretches series to limit


Wall's heroics came after Al Horford's jump shot with seven seconds left put the top-seeded Celtics ahead 91-89. Wizards leader finished the game with 26 points but struggling with field goal percentage as he had 9 of 25 in the game, 1 from 9 in the first half. Read More »

John Wall's 3 sends it to 7th


Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each scored 27 points for the Celtics . Game 7 is at Boston on Monday night. This was a game dominated by starters, with both teams combining for just 18 bench points, the fewest in a playoff game since the Celtics fell to the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals per Turner's Matt Winer . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton pips Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Spanish Grand Prix


To make this step forward and bring a great package for this weekend to keep us in the fight with the Ferrari, I'm so grateful to them. "I thought I did everything I was supposed to do, but got wheel spin". Vettel eventually cut the timing beam in 1m19.200s, half a tenth down on Hamilton , apologising to his team for the mistake. "It is a hard race, too, both physically, mentally and for the vehicle and the tyres, but we have prepared in the best way we can and hopefully I have got the auto ... Read More »

Arsenal go fifth, hunt Top Four

Alexis Sanchez hit his 20th Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal saw off Southampton 2-0 to keep their Premier League top-four hopes alive. The Gunners' hope of finishing in the top four were boosted, after they defeated rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Read More »

THE PLAYERS: Day, Scott stay in touch

Jordan Spieth missed the cut Friday in the 2017 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, after posting a four-over after the first two rounds, leaving the American two shots below the cut line. Yes, there were plenty of those. McGirt followed that up with another eagle on the 16th after a attractive second shot got him to within 10 feet of the cup. Read More »

Upson: West Ham have to push on to bigger things

Arsenal are fifth on 69 points from 36 games and must win home matches with Sunderland on Tuesday and Everton on Sunday, and hope Liverpool and City drop points to qualify for Europe's elite competition. Liverpool responded through Joel Matip, who should have opened the scoring for the visitors just three minutes later but instead headed Coutinho's corner kick downward onto the pitch and off the underside of the bar. Read More »

Steve Kerr returns to Warriors practice for 1st time in 3 weeks


Kerr attended his first full practice Saturday since taking that leave of absence; however, the Warriors maintain there is still no timetable for his return. Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reported on Sunday morning that the third-year head coach, who has missed each playoff game since Game 2 of the first round series against Portland, plans to be in attendance on Sunday. Read More »

Spurs Vs. Warriors Live Stream

It's also a contrast in styles, with the Warriors, as dictated by coach Steve Kerr, playing at the fourth fastest pace in the league. The San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a prolific critic of Donald Trump, has fired another broadside at the USA president over the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Read More »

Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown


I was in trouble and I managed to get my way out of it with some great gets. "It was really windy". Nishikori said about his wrist after the match: "It's been feeling good, better than I expected. After both players held throughout the opening set a tie-break was required, which Nadal edged after taking four points on the spin to open up a lead in the contest. Read More »