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Wenger pins hopes on last-day Arsenal coup


If both their immediate rivals manage to get wins, then Wenger's side will miss the top four by one point. If I were Chelsea , they don't have to qualify for the Champions League , so it's our fault or it could be better, not because of the opponents. Read More »

Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second


This draft pick is far more important than the last three lottery picks. As a result, the Celtics, the first seed in the East now playing in the Conference Finals, will have their choice of any player in what's considered the best draft class in years. Read More »

Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea


These images said to have been taken from the missile's on-board cameras. North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. U.S. officials and experts, however, questioned the extent of its progress. After North Korea conducted a nuclear test in September past year, the government widened the criteria for those who are targeted with re-entry bans and asset freezes in December. Read More »

Paul Pogba and Jose dedicates United win to victims of Manchester attack


With three trophies in his maiden campaign, the former Chelsea manager was happy to take aim at his many critics this season . "We've done it, and we're proud", said Pogba. Team supporters were celebrating hours earlier at a fan zone in Stockholm's leafy Kungstradgarden park where they played football and took photos. Read More »

Arsenal out of Champions League, Liverpool make the cut


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his belief that Hector Bellerin is flawless for the role of a wing-back, after switching up his side's formation in an effort to kick-start some form for the team. The standard suspension for Koscielny's red-card offence is a three-game ban and he will now start to serve this with immediate effect, missing the Cup final and Arsenal's opening two domestic fixtures of next season. Read More »

Manchester Police Conduct Controlled Explosion During Search for Bombing Links

British police say it is "very clear" authorities are investigating a "network" connected to Monday night's terror attack in Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday it was possible a wider group was linked to the bombing, prompting the deployment of troops a little more than two weeks before the general election on June 8. Read More »

Juan Mata 'proud' to win Europa League for people of Manchester


And the club's manager Jose Mourinho said his side would give up their trophy if it would bring back the 22 victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester. Former United star Neville, who was six Premier League titles at the club, had said: "When we won the Champions League we paraded the trophy in the city centre, ending in the Arena and celebrated there". Read More »

Usmanov not done with Arsenal takeover


The Gunners failed to qualify for next season's Champions League and will therefore struggle to attract top quality players during the summer transfer window. Arsene Wenger , on the other hand, has not revealed his plans for the future as he stated after the team's victory over Sunderland that he would only reveal his plans for the future after the end of the season. Read More »

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 points carries Cavs past Celtics

Even though Lue and the Cavs are up 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, he is apparently overwhelmed with the Boston Celtics to the point where he isn't even thinking about Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the 67-win Warriors. James, Irving and Love were the only 3 Cavs players to make double digits. "I didn't have it", said James following the game. "He was just waiting for an opportunity to blossom". Read More »

Ander Herrera states his prediction for Man United v Ajax


Mourinho's Manchester United must win the Europa League on Wednesday to qualify for next season's Champions League. The Red Devils enjoyed a 25-game unbeaten run in the Premier League this season, but were ultimately forced to settle for a sixth-place finish. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta proud of Manchester City career

He received a rapturous reception when he started to warm up on the touchline early in the second half and an even bigger ovation when he came on just after the hour mark. But we are there. Maybe next season hopefully we can do better. "I said to my girlfriend, now my wife, 'Let me go to Manchester ". "Being here from day one is something that has made me feel very proud". Read More »

Ajax boss: We were overawed in Europa League final


The game was preceded by a minute's silence, which was interrupted by applause from both sets of fans, and United's players wore black armbands. "We were really sad because you think of life and football - you have no choice". It was no man of the match performance-that honour went to Herrera-and not exactly the glitzy display United smashed the transfer record for, but Pogba's decisive role will help ease the pressure on him after an underwhelming first season at Old Trafford for both the ... Read More »

Kroenke insists Arsenal shares not for sale


Kroenke is now the majority shareholder with 67 per cent, but Russian businessman Usmanov has made a move to buy out the 69-year-old for around £1bn. The American, 69, has a 67 per cent stake allowing him near total control at the Emirates. Read More »

Wayne Rooney has loads of offers, he's deciding next move


Having been left out of two successive England squads by new boss Gareth Southgate , Rooney's worldwide career appears to be all but over. The United captain, 31, admits he wants to play regular football and could now be poised to bring down the curtain on his 13-year Old Trafford career. Read More »

Twitter Explodes Over Marcus Smart's Epic Game 3 Performance


LeBron James had a miserable first half in Game 4 as he had to sit after picking up his fourth foul midway through the second quarter. "We're not looking for any excuses, not looking for anything to really motivate us, other than for ourselves", Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said prior to Game 3. Read More »

Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to emotional Europa League victory


Here are the main points from his post-match interviews... OVERALL THOUGHTS "My thoughts are obviously with the victims of the tragedy in Manchester and with the families". As for Man United's summer dealings in the transfer market, one in which Mourinho and the club are expected to be very active, the manager said that CEO Ed Woodward knew what players he wanted and has for some time already. Read More »

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish: Milner

The occasion could mark Wenger's final game as Arsenal manager, with the Frenchman yet to make an announcement on whether he will be in charge next season. "We were under a lot of pressure". He added: "But the psychological environment for the group of the players was absolutely horrendous". Arsenal haven't won the league in 13 years, and it is Wenger who is bearing the full brunt of it. Read More »

Predators looking to clinch series on home ice Monday


However it would not stop them from winning the game 3 to 1 against the Anaheim Ducks . He also has six assists in 15 playoff games. Pontus Aberg's first career playoff goal was the decisive score as the Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday. Read More »

Facing elimination, Sens plan to stick to strengths in Game 6

The Ottawa goaltender did not give in, only allowing one Evgeni Malkin goal. The Ottawa Senators came from behind to force a decider in their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Pittsburgh tilted the ice during the first half of the second period, accounting for 16 of the first 19 shots in the period, but the Senators steadied themselves later in the middle session. Read More »

Auto racing roundup: Blaney claims first pole

This is a completely new Blaney and Wood Brothers Racing team. Only this time, things worked out in the end. Starting from the pole, the No. 21 Ford led 83 laps, won Stage two and appeared to have the race fall into his hands with a series of late cautions. Read More »

Alisher Usmanov's enormous improved offer to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke


Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov is reportedly preparing a second bid worth around £2billion to seize control of the club. Uzbek-Russian metals magnate, Mr Usmanov - who now owns 30 per cent of Arsenal - has been engaged in a long-running feud with Mr Kroenke, criticising his lack of investment in the club. Read More »

Murray struggled for focus after reaching top


Meanwhile, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has no doubt in his mind that Nadal enters the 2017 French Open as the favourite despite the Spaniard's forgettable 2016 and lengthy drought of major titles. In contrast, Djokovic will work with United States legend Andre Agassi for the first time, having dropped his long serving back-up team in a desperate attempt to get his career back on track. Read More »

Hamilton wins thrilling Spanish Grand Prix


But, on the faster soft tyres, Hamilton made no mistake six laps later as he swept past the medium-shod Ferrari in the race's decisive move. Other than the battle at the front, the other major talking point was the first corner tangle between last year's Spanish Grand Prix victor Max Verstappen in the Red Bull and Vettel's teammate Kimi Raikkonen . Read More »

Danny Ainge: Lonzo Ball won't work out with Celtics before NBA Draft


Lonzo Ball is a Chino Hills native who played his year of college ball at UCLA , so it goes without saying that his dream National Basketball Association team is the Los Angeles Lakers . During an appearance on FS1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" last week, LaVar Ball explained his preference for Lonzo to play for the Lakers over the Celtics but said, ultimately, he'd be OK if Boston drafted Lonzo . Read More »

Five reasons for Manchester United to remember Europa League final


The match was played just two days after Monday's atrocities in Manchester in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured as a result of an attack by a suicide bomber following an Ariana Grande concert. "Given the heightened security threat announced by the Government, and recognising that this is a developing situation, we have given this careful consideration", the club said . Read More »

Chelsea's Conte named Manager of the Year


Fellow BBC pundit Garth Crooks was also critical, saying: "This has obviously been set up". Football is a game full of pomp and ceremony and plenty is left for both before and after kick off, but JT, presumably wanting the stadium to be as full as possible, chose to pull his stunt midway through a half forcing the traveling fans and indeed everyone who just wanted to watch a game of football to indulge him. Read More »

Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt F1 says Steiner


His return to F1 comes at a turbulent time for McLaren , whose partnership with Honda has been a three-year trek to the back of the grid. "I got to the pits and everyone's running around like headless chooks (chickens)". Just five races into the 2017 season, the semi-retired former world champion has returned to the track at Monaco to fill in for Fernando Alonso . Read More »

Paul Pogba dedicates Europa League win to Manchester attack victims

Juan Mata's corner from the right was headed down by Chris Smalling and with his back to goal, Mkhitaryan held off Joel Veltman to flick the bouncing ball past Onana and claim his sixth goal in the competition. Supporters of Manchester United cheer prior to the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm . Read More »

Manchester United players react to winning the Europa League


After United's win, rivals Manchester City proclaimed the city to be #ACITYUNITED in the aftermath of Monday's bombing. During the last few weeks of the season, the Red Devils have suffered injuries to many squad members, meaning that the depleted squad rather limped over the Premier League finish line. Read More »

Pep Guardiola's wife and children escape unhurt from Manchester attack


Guardiola said that the top Spanish sides were better placed to lure who they wanted in the transfer window as they had the money and stature to attract top talent from other clubs. If I have 10 or 20 minutes, I will always do my best. French defenders Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are expected to follow Pablo Zabaleta out of the door and goalkeeper Willy Caballero also wants to know where he stands. Read More »

Wenger 'won't be Arsenal manager for 26 years' after Ferguson backing

The other seeded teams along with Dortmund and Liverpool are Sevilla, Napoli or Roma (Serie A's final fixtures will be played this weekend), Dynamo Kiev and Europa League Finalists' Ajax. "For me, it's as simple as that - we are not attracting big players anymore". To compete against them we need time , decades.When asked if he was going to be a Liverpool player next season, Sturridge was quoted by the Daily Express as saying: "That is for the club to decide". Read More »

Cavaliers rally past Celtics in Game 4

Despite the challenge, the Cavs lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-1 and can close out the series with a Game 5 win at TD Garden on Thursday. With his esteemed teammate in foul trouble during the first half , Irving had to step up in game four and James said it came as no surprise. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open final

Today, Rafael Nadal won his third clay-court title of the season in Madrid and remains undefeated on the surface this year. It was Nadal's second straight win against the 23-year-old Austrian, coming two weeks after the Barcelona Open final, when the Spaniard cruised to victory in straight sets. Read More »