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Ajax will offer true test in Europa League final, says Daley Blind


However, after the game, Jose Mourinho gave what must be one of the shortest press conferences in history, entering an nearly empty press room before heading straight back out. Another change was imminent early in the second half as Eric Bailly looked set to be forced off through injury, only for Matty Willock, stood on the touchlines, to be denied a United debut as the defender told Mourinho he was fine. Read More »

No parade for either Chelsea or Arsenal

So should Chelsea win on Sunday morning who will they face in the 2017 Community Shield in August? Our side has won eight of our nine matches since switching to a new formation, and our rivals on Saturday will need to be tired of the threat that our attack possesses, with Alexis Sanchez enjoying a particularly strong season. Read More »

Hahn goes down swinging for first top-10 of year

There are some big names that are behind me so I wouldn't be surprised if someone jumps out going, four or five under in the first seven holes or so and to have to play catch-up". (AP) - Lexi Thompson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship by closing with a 6-under 65. Thompson is playing her third event since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer reported. Read More »

Arsenal defender unsure if he'll be fit for FA Cup final

Arsenal has also canceled a planned screening of Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea at their Emirates Stadium in north London. Star striker Diego Costa will likely lead the line for the West Londoners in what could potentially be his last game before he moves on to play in China or back to Atletico Madrid. Read More »

Celtic beat Hearts to end the season as unbeaten champions


This, though, was a day of destiny, prefigured by a magnificently orchestrated pre-match flag display which saw 60,000 Hoops fans brandish their banners to spell out " Lisbon Lions" in the North Stand, along with a silver image of the European Cup over the two levels of the Jock Stein Stand. Read More »

Bogaerts has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Red Sox beat Rangers 11


But what about Hanley Ramirez , who seems like he's doing all he can to avoid playing first base and is disrupting the "flow" that Dombrowski repeatedly said the Red Sox haven't found? Travis, whose nickname is "Doctor Chill", wears number 59 for the Sox. Read More »

LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Boston Celtics

Cleveland forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history on his way to helping the Cavaliers ease into a third straight NBA Finals series on Thursday. Still, there is something to be said about LeBron's longevity. Any hope of a remarkable home side comeback were put to bed in the third, Cleveland blitzing the Celtics 34-17 to book a third straight National Basketball Association finals showdown with the Golden State ... Read More »

Basketball: LeBron James passes Michael Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers make NBA finals


LeBron James , in dropping 35 points today before coach Tyronn Lue put the cue in the rack in the fourth quarter, surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoffs scoring leader. James was asked whether he could envision a rematch with the Celtics in next year's East finals. James has higher per-game numbers in rebounds (8.8-6.4), assists (6.8-5.7) and blocks (1.0-0.9). Read More »

Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener


The San Antonio Spurs are off to the Western Conference Finals after a 114-75 thrashing of state rivals Houston Rockets in Game 6 of their best-of-seven playoff series in Houston . March 11 in San Antonio: The Warriors, arriving in the wee hours after playing the previous night in Minnesota, chose to rest his key players in San Antonio. Read More »

LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

James, who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final against the host Boston Celtics on Thursday needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points). "This team is a insane team", Cavs coach Ty Lue said. They fought hard for the No. 1 seed, but it ultimately meant nothing in late May. James finished with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Read More »

Wenger - FA cup final won't be my last game

The Gunners have no choice but to front up and have a real go against the best team in the Premier League this season, but even if some fans feel like victory at Wembley is not enough for a club like Arsenal , it would certainly provide a disappointing season with a flourish that provides hope for the future. Read More »

Indianapolis 500: Can Tony Kanaan win for a second time? 5/25/17


After all, for more than a decade, Servia was the only Spaniard in the Indy 500 . Andretti , a former world champion and Indy 500 victor, thinks Alonso would have no such problem finding a top seat in IndyCar and would still have time to return to F1 if he competed Stateside in 2018. Read More »

Donald Trump launches review into Manchester attack leaks

More arrests have been made in connection with the deadly suicide bomb attack at a concert venue in Manchester . Manchester police have stopped sharing investigative information with the USA until they are guaranteed an end to media leaks, a British official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Read More »

Jose Mourinho tactics slammed by Ajax's Davy Klaassen


The coach has only lost two finals, surrendering the 2004 Portuguese Cup to Benfica when in charge of Porto and the 2013 King's Cup to Atletico Madrid while with Real Madrid . Ibrahimovic has reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League in his last four years with PSG. The club is now a club with every title in world football. Read More »

Monk leaves Leeds after Radrizzani takeover


An earlier statement from Leeds said former Swansea City boss Monk tabled his resignation following a request from his agent "that the option was not exercised". That he survived Cellino's for a whole season is an achievement itself and the curiosity of him resigning two days after the "manager eater" cannot be overlooked. Read More »

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

James scored 35 points, passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list along the way, and Kyrie Irving had 24 for Cleveland . The defending NBA champions won 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to the NBA Finals, where they will play the Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive year. Read More »

Hull City relegated from the Premier League

Swansea City , who are 17th in the table, face Sunderland on Saturday and victory for the Swans would give them a four-point lead over Hull and make Sunday's game against Palace a must-win encounter for the Tigers. We put on a very professional performance today. "I will talk to the board and the chairman, talking inside the walls of the club". Having missed three matches in total - defeats to Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Manchester City - Tomkins returned to play 86 minutes of ... Read More »

Arsenal delivered a huge blow ahead of FA Cup final

However, Milner went through a similar process with Manchester City and while he accepts making the Champions League represents progress, he insists the biggest strides are made by winning silverware. "We'll see how well he comes out of that but knowing the player, his character and his commitment to the club, which I don't question at all, he will make absolutely everything to be fit for Saturday". Read More »

Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor

PGA TOURTHE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . But Kim, who lit up TPC Sawgrass to the tune of a 69 on Sunday, is not a nobody, and he's now joined an all-time list of historic golfers. Even when he hit a few bumps by landing in the pine straw or a bunker, Kim's poise was unflappable. From the right hand rough on the 18th, he shanked his second shot, bouncing it off hospitality tents and the cart path into a bush. Read More »

Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift, says Ferguson


Pogba scored with a deflected strike before Mkhitaryan's close-range finish on an emotional night in Stockholm . "It's a dark time and we knew we had to win to give something back to Manchester", Lingard told MUTV . "This is just football but what happened on Monday was frightful". For Mourinho and many other managers, the value of the Europa League has increased massively following UEFA's decision to award a Champions League qualifying place to the victor. Read More »

Jose Mourinho explains why he feels like a nobody at Old Trafford


He has ruled out playing for any other team but Everton or United in the Premier League , but he is believed to have options in both China and the United States. It was, in-fact a Europa league match at Old Trafford versus Fenerbahce on October 20 where Mkhitaryan was given a second chance to recapture the form that proved elusive at the start of the season. Read More »

Kunitz's 2-OT goal sends Pens to Final

The Sens were that close to defying the odds all the way to the Stanley Cup final, that close to upending the defending champs, that close to denying Sidney Crosby one more chance at another ring. Not only do teams today have to deftly manage the cap to reach the final these days - constantly turning over talent - but survive injury and random luck over four best-of-seven series. Read More »

Chris Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup Final

Just don't call them cursed. Schultz was injured in Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators , while Hornqvist is dealing with an upper-body injury from Game 1. PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. With 5:19 to go, an Erik Karlsson shot from the blue line hit the post behind goalie Matt Murray and caromed to little-used winger Ryan Dzingel for a rebound goal to make it 2-2. Read More »

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

With a 30-point win on Thursday - 33 points to be exact - the Cavaliers became just the third team in the past 30 years that a team has beat an opponent by 30 points twice in the same series. "I'm not a scorer and I don't want to be labeled as a scorer". I don't have to score the ball to make an impact in the basketball game. "Put me on the court and I'll find ways to be successful". Read More »

Double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

Entering Game 7 on Thursday night he had yet to score a goal and had recorded just a pair of assists in his first 13 playoff games. Kunitz played a role in all three Penguins' goals, scoring two of them, including the overtime victor, and providing the key screen on Justin Schultz's third period power play goal. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Put The Celtics In The Toilet


James hasn't lost a playoff series against an Eastern team since the second round in 2010, when the Celtics knocked out Cleveland in six games. Cleveland improved to 35-5 against Eastern teams in the playoffs since 2015. Next, some guy named Jonas Jerebko, who spends enough time on the bench to practice shots from there, got on the floor and went a flawless 4-for-4. Read More »

Chelsea call off Premier League victory parade after Manchester Arena attack


Matic has not started since Chelsea clinched the Premier League title with a win at West Bromwich Albion but is expected to return to partner Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante in midfield. We know it is just one game, one final and we know that finals are always tough. Chelsea's Player of the Year awards dinner, planned for Sunday evening, will still take place as the ticketed event is confined to one area. Read More »

Search operations continue on 3rd day for missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet


However, there is no sign of the two pilots of the fighter jet. The Sukhoi 30 had gone missing on Tuesday close to China border in Arunachal Pradesh after having taken off from Tezpur in Assam. The aircraft was inducted in Tezpur air base in 2009. Earlier in 2015, a Sukhoi-30 had crashed close to Laokhowa wildlife sanctuary in Nagaon district. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Only Ray Allen (385) and Reggie Miller (320) have more. Avery Bradley led the way for the Celtics with 23 points, but he was the lone bright spot for the Celtics. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue was quoted earlier this week saying he thought Boston's offense was "harder to defend" than Golden State's. Now it's time for the Celtics to reward their fans with an all-around effort, something they haven't done on their home floor very often this postseason (a dramatic Game 7 victory over ... Read More »

Arsenal lower 2017-18 season-ticket prices


Arsenal notified season-ticket holders on Monday that they would be given a discount to reflect the team playing in the Europa League . Arsene Wenger says his "professionalism or commitment" can not be questioned but that uncertainty over his future contributed to Arsenal failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League . Read More »

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

He said he wanted to rediscover the "spark" after a worrying loss of form since completing the career grand slam in Paris previous year where he beat Andy Murray in the final. "We don't have any long-term commitment yet". Meanwhile, Romania's Simona Halep reached her first final in the WTA event at the Rome Masters after sweeping Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-1 in their semi-final clash. Read More »