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Mourinho places all his chips on Europa League final

A win over Ajax would see United gain automatic qualification for next season's Champions League, a tournament that would see United collect a 25 percent wage increase, a figure which amounts to an estimated £38m, according to reports. Eventually, Mourinho (the first United Manager to win a trophy in his very first year on the job, with the EFL Cup win over Southampton on February 26th) had to make some tough decisions. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Dominates One-Sided Nick Kyrgios Clash

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As of now, there seems to be no stopping the tennis player, who is having a great time this year. Especially if you're playing against a Spanish player in Madrid , it's obviously a different game, it's a different feeling. Nadal , who has won the tournament five times before, had to battle through a tie-break to take the first set but made light work of the Belgian in the second. Read More »

Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

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Madrid are tied with Barca at the top of the table on 87 points. Whatever happens in Vigo, the title will be decided in the final round of games next weekend after Barcelona brushed aside Las Palmas 4-1 in the Canary Islands. But with nearly no-one on the pitch prepared, Nacho quickly took the free-kick, placing into the bottom corner past the surprised Sergio Rico. Nacho Hernandez opened the scoring with a quick free kick that caught the visitors out and sparked loud and long protests. Read More »

Nadal beat battling Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Open crown

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He also beat Thiem in the Barcelona final in a much more lopsided contest. Four-time champion Nadal rediscovered his ruthless streak and ended a three-year, seven-match losing streak against Djokovic to progress to the final two. After that, I think it was a bad decision. But again it was not easy. Nadal broke in the first game of the second set but Thiem fought to the end. Read More »

Indians drop slumping Encarnacion from cleanup to 5th

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Indians manager Terry Francona and Rays manager Kevin Cash go way back, which is why Francona is allowed to savagely clown Cash whenever he gets the chance. "Walking six people is unacceptable". Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Ramirez also scored on the play. For the first time this season, Encarnacion was moved out of the cleanup spot in the order. Read More »

Yankees great Derek Jeter 'unprepared' for impending fatherhood

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Turns out there's one thing Derek Jeter isn't supremely confident in! Fans celebrated the official retirement of baseball legend Derek Jeter's number two Sunday with a block party outside Yankee Stadium. Second, in his final career at-bat at Yankee Stadium, Jeter won the game with a walk-off RBI single to right field against the Orioles. "I learned that time flies, memories fade, but family is forever and I'll be eternally grateful to be a part of the Yankees family, so I can't thank you ... Read More »

Ronaldo could take Madrid to brink of title in Celta Vigo

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Victory against Celta would move Madrid to 90 points and mean they just have to avoid defeat against Malaga on Sunday, the final day of the season, to hold off Barcelona and win the title. At the other end of the table, Sporting Gijon will be relegated if they fail to win at Eibar. However, for now, it seems pretty clear that Madrid are keen to receive as much as they spent on the former Monaco star with €75m being the magic number to sign him this summer. Read More »

Terry gets 1st league start since September

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Terry has been on the bench 11 times since last starting - in the FA Cup win at Wolves - appearing twice in the final minutes. Michy Batshuayi is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea, despite scoring the goal that clinched the Premier League title. Read More »

Mazzarri demanding no let up from Watford players against champions Chelsea

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The Belgium worldwide has been struggling to secure regular first-team action at Chelsea following his move from Marseille at the start of the season and has only featured sparingly. It was not meant to be for Watford , however, as Fabregas sealed the win for Antonio Conte's men with a sublime finish following an assist from Willian. Read More »

Djokovic sets up Madrid duel with co-sponsored Nishikori

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World number one Andy Murrays slump in form continued as he crashed out of the Madrid Masters third round 6-3, 6-3 to Borna Coric . Then a year ago, he suffered a six-match losing streak through Madrid , Rome and the French Open and found himself at No40 in the rankings, his lowest since February 2013. Read More »

Mourinho: Man United Don't Want To Play EPL Games

You can't play two big competitions with 15 players. It's as simple as that. "With two matches in hand that we had to play later". "We never had one occasion to rest, not even to train properly". Mourinho has opted to rotate his squad and dip into the reserves to ensure he keeps all his key players fit for the summit clash in Stockholm on 24 May. Read More »

French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, forms government

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Former French president Jacques Chirac's decision to press the flesh with IOC delegates at the 2005 vote in Singapore for the 2012 Games when Paris were hot favourites was spectacularly undone by Britain's then prime minister Tony Blair's more determined networking amongst Olympic delegates with London upsetting the odds. Read More »

D-backs look to maintain hot home form vs. Mets

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Brandon Drury doubled and, after an out, Mathis homered to left to make it 6-1. Monday night Zack Wheeler pitched well, but had to labor to get through six innings plus one batter. "But I battled through some tough innings with walks, and the defense played outstanding behind me again". Given that second chance, Robles walked Jake Lamb intentionally and then threw an nearly identical 97-mph fastball high over the plate to Tomas, who blasted a home run off the batter's eye in center. Read More »

Resilient Ducks vow stronger start to Game 2 vs Predators

When the Nashville Predators wing went goalless for the final five games of the regular season, and the first five games of the postseason (with just one assist), he reached into his well of wisdom and pulled out a time-worn but useful cliche to guide him. Read More »

Brown backs Alonso's 'tennis break' after FP1 failure

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Honda is still chasing answers to why Alonso's engine blew-up after encountering a sudden oil pressure loss just three corners into an installation lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Like Friday, Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were fifth and sixth. Alonso is yet to see the chequered flag this season, having retired from the first three races of the year and failed to start last time out in Russian Federation. Read More »

Zabaleta To Leave City At The End Of The Season

They've invited us over and it's going to be a great opportunity to sit down, analyse the season and see where we go from here. We know how tough it'll be. "It doesn't matter when you have so much experience". Toure, along with Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, and Tosin Adarabioyo, may find out only during the offseason. Read More »

Bobby Ryan: Bobby Ryan nets OT victor in Game 1 of ECF

Starting with their best player, they know they can be better. That goal put Pageau into second all-time in playoff goals behind the 14 that Daniel Alfredsson tallied since the club went to the Stanley Cup final in 2007. Ovechkin would likely bring a huge return in exchange for a team that is looking to get over the hump an needs more offense. They make no apologies for channelling the spirit of the 1995 New Jersey Devils or turning the game into a "slop-fest", as one player so eloquently ... Read More »

Peyton Manning to host ESPY Awards

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Manning will become just the fourth athlete to host the ESPYS in its 25-year history. Over 500 of the best student-athletes in the Oklahoma City metro area will earn invitations to the 2017 All-City Prep Sports Awards. Manning, who retired after 17 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos on March 7, 2016, will be joined by numerous world's top athletes to celebrate the year in sports. Read More »

IPl 10 Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians to meet Rising Pune Supergiant

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Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant Playoff Qualifier 1 match live streaming will be telecasted on Sony Six channel in English and Set Max in Hindi. Nitish Rana (333), who began well in the tournament, may sit out. Mcclenaghan, Mitchell Johnson and Hardik Pandya offer raw pace and bounce which complement well with Malinga and Bumrah's swinging deliveries. Read More »

Vettel rues time lost to Bottas

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That helped Hamilton close in, and he made his final stop before Vettel. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went out at the start after a collision with Red Bull's 2016 victor Verstappen. Ferrari responded by pitting Vettel for the final time a lap later and as he came out Hamilton was pounding down the pit straight. Starting from fourth and fifth, Kimi Raikkonen and 2016 race victor Max Verstappen came together when trying to squeeze around the first turn with Bottas alongside them. Read More »

Liverpool thrash West Ham to close in on Champions League

Victory means that Liverpool remain on course to grab the fourth Champions League place at the expense of Arsenal. Not definitely, but they must be confident now. "The start in the second half was brilliant - we played really good football and we were more direct", Klopp said. The Reds, playing in a toxic thunder kit that they've found inconsistency in this season, were showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas as the goal difference looked to get a boost, Origi nodding over ... Read More »

Tottenham shock as Inter Milan official jets in for Mauricio Pochettino talks

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Pioli replaced Frank de Boer in November on an 18-month deal, but paid for Inter's poor recent form, which now has seen the Nerazzurri pick up just one point from their last seven games. But a defensive blunder by Jeison Murillo saw Stefano Sensi steal possession and set up Domenico Berardi, who rolled across for Iemmello to beat Samir Handanovic from the edge of the box. Read More »

Springboks draw All Blacks in 2019 Rugby World Cup

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The draw, which took place in Kyoto on Wednesday, saw Eddie Jones' men grouped with France and Argentina in Pool C. New Zealand , who went on to retain the trophy against Australia in the final, and South Africa , who won the tournament in 1995, have been drawn alongside Italy as well as two unknown qualifiers from the Americas continent and a repechage round victor. Read More »

Kremlin says reports Trump disclosed intelligence are 'nonsense'

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White House officials however came to the president's defense, with National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster denying the reports , saying "there's nothing the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people". It was based on information from current and former USA officials. The nature of specific threats was discussed, he said, but not sources, methods or military operations. Read More »

Spurs star Leonard will play in Golden State opener

The Spurs meet the Warriors in game one of the Conference finals on Sunday. Game 6: May 26 at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Time will tell if the Warriors will win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, and fans are anxious for this exciting match-up in the 2017 NBA Playoffs . Read More »

Smalling sees positive in Mourinho criticism

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United said its participation in the second-tier tournament, in the current season, had proved financially positive. "When people say, "We gambled", we didn't gamble, we didn't choose Europa League". Mourinho added: "I can not go to Man City or Arsenal and put out five kids at the same time altogether". I don't know when we play the game. The Argentina goalkeeper has played 11 of the 14 Europa League matches this season but remains back-up to the outstanding de Gea, naturally leading to ... Read More »

Spurs still fighting, says Pochettino after crushing West Ham loss

It should also take the heat off of manager Slaven Bilic whose position has come under pressure this season despite steering West Ham to seventh a year ago. It was the first time Tottenham had trailed in a league game in a month and the damage would have been heavier had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris not made a diving save to deny Jonathan Calleri. Read More »

Adam Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charge

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Jones spoke in court and apologized to the officer who handled the case. "I'm trying to get better every day ", Jones said. The judge sentenced Jones to two days in jail, which he served after his initial arrest. Jones is undergoing anger management classes and is still subject to possible National Football League discipline for the incident. A surveillance video also showed Jones using profanities to address officers inside of the police vehicle and saying, "I hope you die tomorrow". Read More »

Top 5 Conference Finals Moments in Team History

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Beal finished the game with 38 points on 12-22 shooting, including hitting five three-pointers but was just 4-7 in the final quarter due to Wall insisting on taking the shots. Olynyk did not force any bad looks, and he played his most intelligent game of his career. But when a team loses, especially the way his team did by getting outscored 51-37 over the final 19 minutes and their best player goes scoreless from the field, blame needs to be passed around. Read More »

John Terry and the most prolific defenders

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Terry told Sky Sports 1: "First and foremost it was great for me to get in the starting line-up tonight". When asked recently if he would remain at the club Conte replied: 'Yeah, and we have to improve next season'. Conte's Italian counterpart (and sometime rival) Walter Mazzarri hasn't enjoyed things quite so much this season with Watford , as his team went from a fun fan favorite to just trying to keep its head above water for much of the season. Read More »