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Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat


Congratulations on your inconsequential victory, I hope it brings you great joy for many years to come. "I'm personally desperate to get to the final and to try and win it", Carrick told UEFA's official website . Arsenal , who beat Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday, will need fourth-placed Manchester City (69 points, 35 games) or third-placed Liverpool (70 points, 36 games) to slip up in their remaining games if they are to secure a Champions League spot for next season. Read More »

Adam Lallana: Liverpool showed they can handle the pressure at West Ham


Philippe Coutinho was at his magical best as Liverpool emphatically maintained control of its Champions League prospects for next season with a 4-0 win over Kiwi Winston Reid's West Ham United. The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker has been linked with a move to West Ham in the summer transfer window after struggling to tie down a regular starting spot under Klopp. Read More »

Djokovic could have new coach before French Open

World No.59 Coric, who won his first ATP title last month in Morocco, took the second break point to serve out for the match , sending last year's finalist and two-time Madrid victor Murray packing. "But I was able to play two matches and (my wrist) has gotten better". That set the tone for what proved to be the final set, Nadal providing answers for anything Goffin had to throw at him, and posing questions the world number 10 could not answer. Read More »

Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

Real, who won the first leg at home 3-0, have now eliminated Atletico from the competition in four consecutive seasons, including the 2014 and 2016 finals. We learn and we grow. While the chances of Atletico thrashing their illustrious neighbours appeared slim, there was a recent precedent to which Simeone and his players looked for inspiration. Read More »

Real players 'not talking about winning title'


Zinedine Zidane: The Celta team that will play in Vigo are going to come out as professionals, as they have to. "We are only thinking about tomorrow's game". They also know that seven points from their last three matches will assure them the title. Although Celta have been in a awful run of form, coach Eduardo Berizzo sees the chance for redemption in Wednesday night's high-profile fixture, which had been postponed from February's original date after safety concerns at the Balaidos ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal warms up for French Open with victory in Madrid


The victory is expected to boost Nadal to No. 4 in the ATP world rankings. "It's going to mean to me a lot", Coric said. It's, I think, one of biggest weapons, the serve. I was much, much better and much closer than in Barcelona. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates scoring a point in the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez keeps Arsenal's Champions League hopes alive


Arsene Wenger has hailed Alexis Sanchez's desire after he played through the pain barrier to help Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 at Emirates Stadium . We can talk and talk, at the end let's make 75 points. "We've won six of our last seven games and we have created the momentum again after having a period where we were not stable away from home". Read More »

Spurs coach Popovich rips Pachulia for injuring Leonard


But in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals (WCF) on Sunday, he turned the ball over and committed the kind of bone-headed plays that brought him ridicule for much of his career. Leonard said later he didn't think Pachulia was intentionally trying to injure him. "I don't care what the league does", he said. Again, Rose makes an excellent point. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino Confirms He Will Remain with Spurs Amid Inter Milan Rumours


The 45-year-old's stock continues to rise after guiding Tottenham to a second-place finish in his third season at the club in 2016-17. "I will stay here next season", Pochettino said. Improved results have enhanced reputations, but the bottom line of a lack of trophies may ultimately make it harder to retain sought-after players. I will stay here next season. Read More »

Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

The Belgium worldwide believes Conte's side are good enough to launch an assault on the Champions League next term, after a one-year absence. "He scrapped it and went back to what he knew best". Arsenal adopted this formation later in the year in April when they played Middlesbrough and won 2-1. "They've certainly benefited without being in Europe by making only 38 line-up changes, the fewest in the league, so they've used that to their advantage". Read More »

Alonso remaining confident despite further Honda issues in Spain

With his three-year McLaren-Honda contract expiring, Spaniard Alonso has revealed that he is on the market for 2018 unless the struggling Anglo-Japanese collaboration can promise him a winning auto. " I get the impression that when we do not have trouble on Fridays and Saturdays, we are unable to finish the race on Sunday". McLaren has allowed Alonso to miss the Monaco Grand Prix to compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedwa on May 28, a race which has two weeks' build-up including track time. Read More »

French Open set to announce decision on Sharapova wildcard

But the French Tennis Federation (FFT) took the unexpected decision on Tuesday to refuse her entry. He's made clear that he is not a fan of wild cards for players returning from doping suspensions and, like Lucic-Baroni, would like to see some sort of standardized approach to the issue. Read More »

Owners are expected to reduce overtime to 10 minutes


Battista added that owners are also expected to approve a proposal that will allow each team to take two players off injured reserve over the course of the season. The proposal was originally raised at the owner's meetings in March, but was tabled at the time. By doing this, the National Football League hopes to reduce the number of snaps teams have to play in a given week before taking the field for the next game. Read More »

James Rodriguez left off Real Madrid team to face Celta Vigo


Rodriguez has the same agent as United manager Jose Mourinho - Jorge Mendes - and is now contracted at the Bernabeu until the summer of 2020. Rodriguez would be the ideal fit for Jose Mourinho's side, injecting some much-needed creativity into an attack which at times this season, has appeared predictable and stagnant. Read More »

Kimmich "would not like to leave Bayern Munich"


Bayern Munich are taking legal action against a Stuttgart newspaper after it reported that midfielder Joshua Kimmich would be leaving the club this summer. Manchester City and Barcelona have been linked with Kimmich this week. Kimmich, a 22-year-old versatile midfielder who has made 13 appearances for Germany, is reportedly unhappy he did not feature as much this season under coach Carlo Ancelotti as he did under predecessor Pep Guardiola. Read More »

NFL career: Nico Marley signs for Washington Redskins


Nico Marley , grandson of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley , has signed an National Football League contract with the Washington Redskins after a tryout last weekend, the club announced on its website. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Nico Marley was viewed as a tweener prospect that possibly could play safety in the NFL. " I always wanted to make something for myself , ' he said during a Sports Illustrated interview in 2014". Read More »

Hayden in 'serious condition' in hospital after being hit by car


The reports say that Hayden was knocked off his bike aggressively and hit his head hard, cracking the windscreen of the vehicle that hit him. Hayden is said to be in serious condition with severe chest and head trauma. He famously pipped Valentino Rossi to the 2006 MotoGP crown and scored a total of three premier class wins - all with Honda. The 35-year-old, who won the MotoGP title in 2006, was cycling on the Rimini coastline in the Emilia-Romagna region when the accident happened ... Read More »

Maria Sharapova's defiant response to French Open wildcard decision

Sharapova was widely expected to be fast-tracked into the year's second grand slam tournament, which she has won twice before, but the French Tennis Federation (FFT) took the unexpected decision to deny her entry on Monday. Her ranking rose enough during her return that she can participate in qualifying for the next major tournament, Wimbledon. 'Of course I felt some pressure. Read More »

Chris Smalling reacts to claims Mourinho has a problem with him

CHRIS SMALLING, United defender, on manager Jose Mourinho's criticism of him and Phil Jones for their "cautious approach" towards recovery from injury. This is a period in one week I have to give a day off. Sunday's defeat at Tottenham has ended any hopes of finishing in the top four so Jose Mourinho's focus is now getting his squad prepared to meet Ajax in Stockholm next week. Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette Snub Amid Atletico Madrid Rumours


Cliubs such as Arsenal , Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have all been credited with an interest in signing the prolific attacker and Lyon are now open to a transfer, having rejected offers for their star attacker past year. 'There are things, but the press talk about a lot of clubs, but I trust what my agent tells me and we'll see'. The 25-year-old France worldwide striker has been a long-time rumoured target of Liverpool, with Arsenal , Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and ... Read More »

Failure to make top four would be "frustrating" - Wenger

Mustafi had a late header brilliantly turned on to the bar by Pickford but Sanchez had once again provided the heroics to keep Arsenal's league campaign alive until the final day. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, hits a shot that rebounds off Sunderland's John O'Shea during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London , Tuesday, May 16, 2017 . Read More »

Preds Rally Past Ducks 2-1, Reclaim Series Lead


Their goaltender played well and gave them a chance to hang in there and win a hockey game. The now-familiar ominous hush fell over Honda Center, but the Ducks got going in an unlikely scenario. "We didn't do a very good job in front of [Gibson] as far as managing the puck and then managing the people that were inside", Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. Read More »

Arizona's Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking pitch to face

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ivan Nova throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Phoenix. "A swinging bat is a unsafe bat", Hurdle said. They made a couple of mistakes on their side of the ball. Lovullo, speaking Saturday before the Diamondbacks and Pirates met in the third game of a four-game series, said Iannetta returned to the ballpark from the hospital at 1:15 a.m. Read More »

New Baylor lawsuit alleges rape video, dog fighting


A year ago, Baylor University's disgraced football coach Art Briles was sacked in the wake of the school's unconscionable sexual assault scandal. The student said she also noticed that phone numbers belonging to two of the football players allegedly involved in the rape had been deleted from her phone. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United "fight for titles",

Because if I have Ashley Young , Luke Shaw , Marcos Rojo , [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, if I had these guys I can rotate, I can go for every match. However, he feels Manchester United need to start winning league titles and get into the latter stages of the Champions League to be considered serious heavyweights again. Read More »

NBCSN Predators vs. Ducks Game 2 Hockey Sun 4pm PDT


Game 2 is in Anaheim on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Defenseman P.K. Subban faked a shot from the left point before sliding the puck over to Neal, who wasted no time blasting a slapshot that deflected off Anaheim forward Corey Perry into the net. Read More »

We have won nothing yet - Zidane


The Spain worldwide defender has started 24 La Liga games this season but was expected to miss the trip to Celta after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the weekend's 4-1 victory over Sevilla . However it will be very hard for Madrid to be successful in their appeal from the description of the incident in the referee's match notes: "In the 80th minute, player (6) Fernández Iglesias, Jose Ignacio was booked for the following motive: Arguing with an opponent". Read More »

Belt homers again as Giants stay hot, beat Dodgers 2-1


Most importantly, Blach pointed to catcher Buster Posey's game plan, which worked out nicely in stretching San Francisco's winning streak to five. "Buster does a great job behind the plate against these guys", Blach said after the Giants' 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Read More »

Man City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom

In my situation at a big club, I'm sacked, I'm out, sure, definitely. "He is a legend for the club". With a superior goal difference of five to that of Arsenal, who are three points behind, it would take a big turnaround to deny City. Gabriel Jesus returned the favor inside two minutes, his layoff at the edge of the area met with a cushioned side-foot volley by De Bruyne that curled inside the far post. Read More »

Gisele: Tom Brady suffered a concussion last season


Bundchen told " CBS This Morning " in an interview that aired May 17, 2017, that Brady suffered a concussion a year ago. Scroll down to see a video of the interview. "I always said my mid-40s", Brady said of the prospect of retirement, "and naturally that means around 45". She was not asked a follow-up question about her comments. Read More »