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Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'


To compete against them we need time, decades. If they want to have an impact in the Championship next season then they need to find a system and the personnel that will not only defend well, but score goals. 'Sometimes you've got to play games like horses for courses. "We all know he has the quality of one of the best ever in that position but sometimes the consistency doesn't match the quality of the man". Read More »

Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?

Golden State out-shot the Spurs 55.8 percent to 42.3 percent, had 53 rebounds to San Antonio's 41 and dominated despite 17 turnovers that led to 22 San Antonio points. LaMarcus Aldridge, arguably San Antonio's most important player after injured star forward Kawhi Leonard , scored just eight points and did not play in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato react to Ariana Grande concert bombing

The threat level remains at severe. Some 400 police officers were deployed as part of the operation, with a visible presence including armed police remaining on the streets of Manchester on Tuesday. "What should have been a superb evening is now just disgusting". "We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity". Read More »

Judge makes huge decision on Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

The motion had been expected to prevail, and on Tuesday, Judge E. Susan Garsh said that legal precedent required the ruling. Noting that Hernandez had left his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez , a note that included the phrase " you're rich ", Quinn said the suicide may have been meant to help his family protect assets. Read More »

Deaths reported after explosion at Ariana Grande concert

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the bomb attack in Manchester , UK in which 22 people, a lot of them children, were killed. Home Secretary Amber Rudd decried "a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society - young people and children out at a pop concert". Read More »

Who is Henry Onyekuru? Arsenal's 19-year-old Nigerian transfer target


The Gunners are expected to make a number of signings over the summer and it comes as no surprise to see them linked to a relatively unknown talent in Henry Onyekuru . Arsenal appear to be close to beating the likes of West Bromwich Albion , Southampton and Celtic to the signature of Henry Onyekuru . The aforementioned failure means that some of their mega stars are likely to leave. Read More »

Penguins even series with 1-0 win on Kessel's goal

A day after preaching a more aggressive offensive approach, it was clear that Penguins coach Mike Sullivan's message got through early on. "He's giving us a chance every night, and he's stealing them for us". He could block the net there as well and would provide the top line with more grit. Another game, another defensive showdown. The defending champions went 0-for-5 on the man-advantage in Game 1, which saw 45 seconds worth of a two-man advantage. Read More »

Bowyer, Blaney joined by Suarez and Elliott in All-Star Race

We made the most out of it tonight and got to Victory Lane. "Finally we're able to kind of close the chapter on that one". Larson said he isn't sure when he will run on the softer tires. When it comes to NASCAR's All-Star Race formula, the only constant is change. Translation? NASCAR's longest race could be an epic snoozer. "We learned quite a bit in the first 50 laps". Read More »

Conservatives on 46%, Labour on 34% ahead of United Kingdom election


The Liberal Democrats surged three points and are now on eight per cent, while Ukip were up one on six per cent. The poll was conducted between May 17 and 18, but the size of the sample was not given. Crucially, it puts Labour comfortably above the 30.4% share of the vote achieved by Ed Miliband in 2015, a benchmark which some supporters argue should remove pressure on Mr Corbyn to quit if he fails to win power. Read More »

Laurent Koscielny is a doubt, Oxlade-Chamberlain out

Their protestations have largely been paid for by crowdfunding websites, and it remains to be seen what sort of reaction Wenger and his players will receive during the usual end of season parade lap on Sunday. "If we finish the job well, it can be maximum one point short". "The club has a strong foundation, strong organization and everything to be out for one year and come back straight in, like Chelsea did last season". Read More »

Conte claims wounded Arsenal are FA Cup favourites


This has obviously been set up. We are in a moment when it is right to build something important. Terry received a rousing reception as the champions came from behind to win. It was discovered after the match that Blues boss Antonio Conte and Sunderland manager David Moyes had agreed to the stoppage in play before the match. Read More »

NYC boosts security after Manchester bombing out of 'abundance of caution'

Authorities are trying to determine if the suicide bomber acted alone or was part of a larger network. More than 200 people were injured, though no one was killed. Liverpool's Echo Arena, the venue which was supposed to host Take That's now cancelled gig tonight, also spoke of their sadness at this awful turn of events: 'Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating tragedy in Manchester . Read More »

Jets DL Richardson rips Brandon Marshall


Rather than stopping there and leaving reporters and fans to guess the reasons why a new-look roster might be more cohesive, Richardson bowed, smiled and said, "let's just say we've got 15 reasons why it's better ", a reference to Marshall's former uniform number. Read More »

Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108


Cavaliers betting matchup at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James is averaging more than 34 points per game on close to 57 percent shooting through the first 11 games of the playoffs, and that includes Sunday night's weird, passive, 11-point performance in the Cavaliers' shocking Game 3 loss to the Celtics . Read More »

Patty Mills' Spurs tumble out of National Basketball Association playoffs

The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East finals. San Antonio was outmatched from a personnel standpoint without the injured Kawhi Leonard , but Kyle Anderson (20 points), Manu Ginobili (15 points and seven assists) and Pau Gasol (14 points and nine rebounds) spearheaded the effort. Read More »

NFL loses 75-man roster cutdown before last preseason game


In years past, teams have been required to cut down their rosters to 75 players before the preseason finale, and then they would have to do another roster cutdown to 53 players following that game. On the bright side for coaches, they will not have to strip their rosters before the fourth preseason game - often a week where teams simply hope to avoid any major injuries. Read More »

Cavaliers look to take three straight in Eastern Conference Finals


Eastern Time or 5:30 p.m. The Cavs led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter on Sunday but they shot 2-for-17 from three-point range in the second half. With a career-high 27 points, Smart nailed 7 three-pointers and basically outplayed James in one of the most improbable victories in National Basketball Association history. Read More »

Manchester bombing: Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attack

May and police said the bomber died in the attack - something that went unmentioned in Islamic State's claim of responsibility, which gave no name for the attacker and had discrepancies with the events described by British officials. "Why is my MURDERED daughter's picture being used in a collage of pictures of children missing dead after last night terror attack?" she asked. British police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and ... Read More »

Alexis Sanchez desperate for Champions League, says Thierry Henry

Now we have to make decisions. We will be prepared. "That's probably what everybody wished before we started today and now we have it and we should celebrate it". The Gunners would further extend their lead with 10-men on the pitch in the 27th minute when Alexis Sanchez drilled a shot towards the Everton goal but came off on Everton player. Read More »

Warriors' Zaza Pachulia (heel) out; Andre Iguodala will play in Game 4

The Warriors, in the NBA Finals for the third straight year, await the victor of the Eastern Conference finals between the top-seeded Boston Celtics and No. "You know, to all of them, from ownership, to Bob [Myers], to Steve [Kerr], Mike and the whole staff". Before this year, Kevin Durant made the Finals once in his career. Read More »

Real Madrid snap up 'next Neymar'


Widespread reports suggest that Los Blancos have splashed out a whopping £38m on the 16-year-old, who will officially make the switch to the Bernabeu in July 2018 to comply with Federation Internationale de Football Association rules. He will now remain in Brazil for the foreseeable future as he looks to gain more first-team experience. The Spaniards can negotiate with Flamengo and take the player before the stipulated period. Read More »

Crawley Town appoint Harry Kewell as head coach


Two years later he became the first Australian to play in the Champions League final and in 2006 he was an FA Cup victor with Liverpool. It is fair to say that this Leeds United fan is not the biggest fan of Harry Kewell ... He played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals, helping the Socceroos reach the second round in 2006 after scoring in a 2-2 draw against Croatia. First senior role: Harry Kewell is the coach of Crawley Town . Read More »

Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2

Louis Cardinals. Two hits opened the inning and an error followed for a third Braves run. The Pirates' right-hander needed 31 pitches to escape the first inning Monday night at the Braves' SunTrust Park and, although it was one of only three scoreless innings he pitched during the 5-2 loss, it was the first sign of trouble in what would become his shortest start of the season at 4 1/3 innings. Read More »

Wenger's Arsenal future to be decided after FA Cup final

Arsenal's two stars players Mesut Ozil and Alkexis Sanchez could agitate for an exit from the Emirates if Arsenal fail to reach the Champions League . 'The expectations will be higher than before, too, but I accept this'. "The most fantastic thing about him is this: he has come through a forest of criticism for months now, and has never bowed". Read More »

Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four spot


Arsenal are going to need every bit of luck if they're to crack the top four this season. He has 26 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. "It was important to keep our nerve and keep our composure", said Wenger. Asked about the number of fans who stayed away from the game, Wenger said: "We have to focus on our job, not looking at how many people are in the stands". Read More »

National Football League is making a change to overtime that has fans upset

The NFL's overtime is already fundamentally broken. Postseason games are unaffected, and other overtime rules remain unchanged. There are concerns, however, the shortening of overtime could result in more ties. There are way too many injuries to not allow more players to come back from injured reserve. In another change, they eliminated the mandatory preseason roster cutdown to 75 players per team. Read More »

Children among 22 dead as terrorist targets Manchester pop concert

Hopkins said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism "until we know otherwise". A woman who said she worked at the arena as staff but did not want to be named said: "All I know is it sounded like a bomb". Katy Perry tweeting that she's praying for everyone at the show. "It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit". Read More »

United States helping UK in bomb investigation, Her Majesty expresses her "deepest sympathy"

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, said in a statement that he had spoken to Prime Minister Theresa May and had agreed that all national campaigning for the June 8 parliamentary vote would be suspended. Everyone at Manchester United is deeply shocked by last night's bad events at the Manchester Arena. The concert arena is connected to the Manchester Victoria Station, the city's second-largest train station. Read More »

Arsene Wenger silent on his contract situation as Arsenal miss the cut


We were playing in a hostile environment. Wenger may have a point - but has he himself not made a major contribution to the mood around the club and has to take his share of responsibility as his own Arsenal future became nearly a matter for daily debate? Wenger, reflecting on the atmosphere around Emirates Stadium, said: "The psychological environment was absolutely horrendous". Read More »

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard questionable for Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time. At halftime, the Spurs were leading the Warriors by 26 points, 62-46. "It's fun to watch", Durant said. Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry came out blazing, hitting 14 of 26 shots and scoring 40 points. Read More »

Fergie sticks up for Wenger; claims Arsenal pressure in unfair


The top four teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League . Personally, I would love to see Usmanov take over this summer, despite the billionaire admitting that he would like to retain Wenger's services if a take over does happen. Arsenal must be willing to invest greater funds into the playing squad to avoid falling behind their Premier League rivals, says David Seaman. The former England worldwide says Wenger's tactics are no longer good enough and haven't developed since a time when ... Read More »

Former MotoGP world champion Hayden dies


The 35-year-old had been in intensive care with severe brain damage since he was struck by a vehicle while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic Coast, where the force of the impact shattered the auto windscreen. He started 216 races between 2003 and 2015, winning three. Several family members had flown in from the United States, including Hayden's mother and brother. Read More »