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Laurent Koscielny will need daily treatment on Achilles until end of career

Eight stars have been nominated for the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Season award, the Premier League announced on Monday. Even if the Gunners beat Everton on Sunday, they would need Liverpool to draw against Middlesbrough - or Manchester City to lose at Watford with a goal difference swing of five in their favour - if they are to stand any chance of a top-four finish. Read More »

McLaren F1 team felt disbelief over latest Alonso engine faliure

The latest blow comes a day after Alonso issued an ultimatum: Either McLaren gives him a competitive auto by October or he will look to change teams or consider leaving F1. "I am more or less confident". Alonso said after the humbling day. Later passed by Marcus Ericsson's Sauber, Alonso made an additional stop for fresh soft tyres and then charged from 15th to 12th in the closing laps, but felt the race's events proved he had been in for a tough afternoon regardless of the start clash. Read More »

Three into two won't go in Champions League race


Arsenal are now fifth in the league table and are in a three-way battle for a top-four finish with third place Manchester City and Liverpool who are fourth. "We have to wait until the end of the season", he said in quotes published by the Mirror . "A European trophy is a European trophy", Cech told British media. Read More »

Antonio Conte targets win record after league win

Shanghai Shenhua boss and former Chelsea team-mate Gustavo Poyet suggested on Monday that no Chinese Super League clubs are interested in the 36-year-old anymore due to the new rule limiting them to fielding just three foreign players at one time. Read More »

Hamilton Clinches The Spanish Grand Prix


Vettel finally managed to get past Bottas' Mercedes, while Hamilton too overtook his team mate soon after. Hamilton finished the race on a faster set of tires than Vettel , passing the German on Lap 43 of 66 and conserving his tires as he sped away to victory. Read More »

Huddersfield Town into play-off final after penalty shootout win


Huddersfield will play Reading in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium on May 29 for what is the richest single game in soccer, potentially worth about 200 million pounds ($260 million) in future earnings to the winning side. The substitute it was who, on 19 minutes, skilfully controlled Kieran Lee's cross and forced Huddersfield keeper Danny Ward into the game's first save. Read More »

Arsenal playing in Europa League would not be so bad, insists Cech


The Europa League finals will feature Manchester United and Ajax, two teams looking to close the season with a major trophy. UEFA has announced that the victor of the Champions League will be presented the trophy on the pitch. But I have my medal, and more importantly than that, I have my memories. Cech, who also won the Champions League as well as four Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his time at Stamford Bridge, knows Arsenal must stick to the task at hand on Sunday and see ... Read More »

Real Madrid cruise past Tony Adams' Granada to cut the gap

They already hold a game in hand over their closest rivals, making this weekend potentially pivotal in their bid for a first title in five years. "Rafa has felt something, not very much, but as always we do not want to take risks with someone who has an issue". Read More »

Swedish football league cancels game over match fixing fears


Police have also launched an investigation into the incident. The player was offered " a large sum of money " in exchange for trying to ensure that AIK lost, the federation said. We will do everything we can to identify you and get rid of you. AIK sporting manager, Bjorn Wesstrom, insists the club can cope with the added attention this news will bring. Read More »

Ayew's miss against Liverpool sums up West Ham's season


Liverpool's 4-0 demolition job of West Ham meant that a win against Middlesbrough in the final day of the season will bring Champions League football back at Anfield next season. "We have to be honest about it". "We wanted to put in the same performance as against Spurs but it wasn't to be". The boys did brilliantly, we scored the goals and could have scored more. Read More »

Fernando Alonso expected to slump even without clash


With the new engine in place, Vettel's vehicle gave him a scare when he slowed down just two laps into qualifying, and his team ordered him to return to the garage. 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. Read More »

McCullers helps Astros beat Marlins 3-0 to complete sweep


Their fourth consecutive win lifted them 17 games above.500 for the first time since 2004. He also became the sixth Japanese pitcher in major league history to reach 50 career victories. With two outs, Alex Bregman singled and advanced to second when Jake Marisnick was hit by a pitch. However, Gordon fielded the ball and flipped to rookie shortstop JT Riddle, who didn't have his footwork in order and failed to make the grab. Read More »

Parker hurt as Spurs draw level


Parker departed with 8:43 remaining. After Sunday's game in Houston the series moves back to San Antonio for Game 5 on Tuesday night. After the game, Harden said he simply missed open shots. Parker was averaging 15.9 points in eight playoff games, a vast improvement over his regular-season average of 10.1. But most of the good things the Rockets did to get close was washed away by a 9-0 San Antonio run to over the first 1:52 of the fourth period, with the yeoman's work in that surge ... Read More »

Move can take Spurs to last level - Pochettino


General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on May 14, 2017 in London , England. I am fine with individual performances: "the two goals are bad to concede but the team is not used to playing together". "However, it is also a sombre occasion upon which the club formally hands over its home of 118 years - one filled with so many special memories for us". Read More »

Ducks rally to defeat Predators, even series at 1-1

Nashville had two potential goals waved off in a span of eight seconds during the third period because of goaltender interference. For the Predators , it would have been an easy opportunity to throw up their hands and pack it in. Anaheim led 1-0 after 40 minutes but lost for the first time in the postseason when taking a lead into the third period. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Read More »

"Multiple" NBA teams interested in trade for D'Angelo Russell

So much for best-laid plans. The odds were stacked against them with there being more than a coin flip chance of that selection landing outside the top three spots. I think we're good at what we do. The New York Knicks dropped one spot and will select eighth in the upcoming draft. "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick", Pierce wrote on Twitter, following by some celebratory emojis. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta aims parting dig at United in farewell speech

However, Champions League qualification was essentially a subplot on Tuesday as the City faithful gathered to bid Pablo Zabaleta a rapturous farewell. "He has helped the club to where it is right now", City manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday, describing Zabaleta as "one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City". Read More »

Huddersfield frustrated in play-off stalemate

David Wagner's side controlled possession for long periods at the John Smith's Stadium , but couldn't find a way past Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood . "We created (the expectations) ourselves by doing so well a year ago and everyone expected us to do the same, maybe better but pressure comes with football and you have to deal with it". Read More »

Ryan, Senators top Penguins in overtime

The Senators opened the Eastern Conference final according to coach Guy Boucher's plan by frustrating the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins , including holding them to 0-for-5 on the power play, as Bobby Ryan scored the victor to give Ottawa a 2-1 overtime victory at the PPG Paints Arena. Read More »

Raiders QB Derek Carr 'Frustrated With Slow Pace' Of Contract Negotiations


Carr was completing a career-high 63.8 percent of his passes before breaking his leg in a Week 16 win over the Indianapolis Colts . The Raiders and Carr would like to have a deal done by training camp in July. Without Carr, Oakland had only 203 total yards in a 27-14 Wild Card playoff loss to the Houston Texans. Both Carr and Mack are expected to receive deals with over $20 million per year averages, and each could set records at their respective positions. Read More »

This is why I race, raves Hamilton

Hamilton made a poor start and Vettel sewpt past him, building a significant lead in just the first lap, and after an earlier stop for the Ferrari than the Mercedes it looked to be Vettel's race. Bottas was then reduced to playing a supporting role for Hamilton's bid to win on an alternative strategy. "I don't know how we managed to lose that", said Vettel . Read More »

Conte hints he will stay at Chelsea despite Inter interest


West Brom put up a stubborn defence, frustrating Chelsea's efforts, so Conte made a decision to take off Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez and bring on Batshuayi, surprisingly, and Willian. Pass and shot accuracy - Both of these figures have seen a small increase of 1%, though have this season stuck far closer to the mean in comparison to the erratic displays of 2015/16. Read More »

Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final


As a player that is all you want, honesty. "I was sitting there wishing that the boys kept winning and performing well because for me I have had that time". It was a performance that not only highlighted the attacker's clear commitment to the Blues, but also how influential he could be for them once again next season - especially considering Antonio Conte's side will be battling it out in the Champions League as well. Read More »

Manchester United set to lose £38m for missing out on Champions League


In 22% of their total matchups they managed to score at least one goal in both halves and in 28% of those matches they managed to concede at least one goal in both halves. "They showed me that they want to be in the final, they want to be an option". I don't know when we would be playing that game. We may see a United lineup preview for the final or it could be all teenagers. Read More »

NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead

A finalist for the Selke award given to the NHL's best defensive forward, Kesler said he won't be changing how he plays no matter what Johansen says because his goal is helping Anaheim win the series and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. "You feel like you could have saved that one", Rinne said. "That's not going to go away". Not only did the Predators kill off the penalty, they came back and eventually scored on a power play of their own to defeat the Ducks 2-1 on Tuesday night. Read More »

Canelo dominates Chavez in one-sided bout as Golovkin watches on


Alvarez said he was ready to make a statement to the largely Mexican crowd and prove to any doubters that he is not a one-dimensional boxer. Immediately after the obligatory drubbing was dispensed, Alvarez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Russian announced that their mega-fight would happen September 16 , 2017, the Mexican Independence Day holiday. Read More »

Avery Bradley is the NBA's Most Underrated 'Two-Way Player'

The Boston Celtics will try to put the brakes on a four-game losing streak in Washington and clinch a berth in the Eastern Conference finals on Friday when they take on the Wizards in Game 6 of their second-round National Basketball Association playoff series as five-point underdogs on the National Basketball Association betting lines. Read More »

Rangers Drop Game 5 to Senators in Overtime


Definitely tonight Oscar's line came up big for us with a couple of big plays. The Rangers have won three straight playoff games at Madison Square Garden after losing six straight on home ice, including Game 3 of the first round against Montreal. Read More »

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

The boards registered another assist 24 seconds after that, sending the puck right onto the stick of Zack Smith, who wrapped the puck around from behind the net to give Ottawa a 4-0 advantage. "I think we learned a few things", center Tom Pyatt said. "I think we have a core group here that's been together for a while". "It's about how we play". Read More »

Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second


It felt just like winning Game 7 [Monday] night. Lots of discussion will take place over the ensuing weeks about which players are lottery picks and which have star potential. Minnesota snapped that streak by getting eventual Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015 and Philadelphia emerged with Ben Simmons last season. Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka on top 4: Hope dies last


But the Switzerland global, who opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester United, is happy with his approach to the game. Xhaka has collected eight yellow cards and one red in his last 15 appearances for the club but the Swiss worldwide said he had no intention of holding back. Read More »

Huddersfield moves 1 win away from the Premier League


Huddersfield are the 4th team to reach the play-off final in all three divisions of the @ EFL (Blackpool, Preston and Swansea). But Fernando Forestieri missed his penalty as Wednesday suffered playoff pain for the second season in a row, having lost last season's playoff final to Hull City by a 1-0 scoreline. Read More »