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Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1

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Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. She has intiated that she will play Wimbledon and may also play the French. The 30-year-old is back in form and up to 4th in the world. The 19-year-old World No.45 in a section with top-seeded Angelique Kerber and No.31-seeded Roberta Vinci . Read More »

Koscielny to miss FA Cup final after failed appeal

Despite his absence, Arsenal still ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 home win, although results elsewhere meant they failed to qualify for Europe's lucrative Champions League . Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years? "That was always my mindset when I came here", he added. "I've been happy with this season". Read More »

Morgan thrilled to lead by example as ton inspires England

England play three one-day matches against South Africa ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy. He then returned in the 26th over, after South Africa had lost Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis quickly. As Ali (77 not out) was settling in, Morgan kept the boundaries going and by the end of 40 overs, England reached 237 for five. But Amla again proved a thorn in England's side with a typically elegant near run-a-ball 73. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader

Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, Golden State prevailed by 35 on January 16. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". It's unbelievable to think of how far this team has come in the last seven years. If you don't have the time to tune in live, you can also find "Ximo Pierto" on YouTube and watch 10-minute highlights videos, as well as interviews and other National Basketball Association content shortly after the end of the game, and that is a completely free option. Read More »

FA Cup Final: 10/1 Betting Odds on Arsenal or 5/1 on Chelsea

Antonio Conte hopes he will remain in charge of Chelsea for a long time , but admits it will be hard to do so given the climate of modern football. I think he deserves to work with Arsenal . He did a good job. Arsene Wenger's side were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich. Read More »

Raikkonen not sold on Ferrari start updates

Vettel clocked the fastest-ever lap of the Monte Carlo street circuit - a 1m12.720s - to set the pace on Thursday afternoon, with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen third. Hamilton's quickest time left him over a second adrift of title rival Sebastian Vettel but feels Mercedes can bounce back from its sub-par session. Read More »

Manchester United claim first Europa League title

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This Europa League title- his second-eases pressure off him after the criticisms he received during the season. Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here. "We win a title, an important title, that closes the lot - we have now won every (European) title in world football ". But Mourinho admits Ibrahimovic contributed to his side's win, reports the Manchester Evening News. Read More »

Europa win gave Manchester 'lift' - Sir Alex

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We came here with one option - to win the trophy that the club had never won and we did it so we are happy. Many other staff. The work they did to organise everything for us, for our families, to come to this important match with a short period of time, the way people dedicate themselves to that, to try to have our heads clean and focused and everything was ideal. Read More »

Monaco GP practice starts well and ends badly for Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel after today's practice session in Monaco . "We put some good laps together and know where we need to improve so I'm very happy with our position after the first day". "So I think this one will probably send you to the grandstand". Ricciardo experienced extreme contrasting emotions in Monaco a year ago when he claimed a first career pole on Saturday only to lose a likely win on Sunday via a botched pit stop. Read More »

Antonio Conte speaks on his Chelsea future amid Inter Milan interest

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Inter's long and hard pursuit of the Italian is expected to bear no fruit as the Chelsea manager is set to agree to a new and improved long term contract with the Blues . "We started training on Tuesday and we will be ready for the game on Saturday". Chelsea have won each of their last seven games now in all competitions, and all except one of those matches have seen at least three goals. Read More »

Djokovic excited by 'new vibe' with Agassi

Despite the absence of three of the most high-profile players in the sport, there will be no shortage of intriguing subplots at the prestigious tournament that gets started Sunday. The slumping Djokovic , a 12-time major champion , also shows up at Roland Garros with added intrigue after announcing that former No. 1 Andre Agassi would join him in Paris with an eye toward forming a coaching relationship. Read More »

Arsenal Miss Out On Champions League Spot

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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 . "I'm not sure if that was the target of all the Liverpool supporters, but I think pretty much the second best", he added. "A club like Liverpool needs to be in the Champions League ", he said. Read More »

Herrera dedicates Europa win to victims of Manchester attack

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan , another expensive summer purchase, hooked the ball home from six yards to double United's lead and secure the English side a first Europa League title and a place in next season's Champions League . The squad celebrated their victory joyfully, with cries of "ole! ole!" Southgate inherited Rooney as Three Lions captain but, in the space of just a few months, has eased him out of the starting XI, abolished his status as permanent skipper and left him out of successive ... Read More »

Whicker: Ducks-Predators Game 1, the morning after

Barely a year ago, the Predators forced the first Game Seven in franchise history in their Round One series with the Ducks and took the series-deciding game, 2-1, at Honda Center . The Ducks are in the West Finals for the second time in three years (lost to Chicago in 2015). That can sometimes be a problem, but I don't think it will be tonight. Read More »

LeBron James, Cavaliers Beat Celtics, Advance to 3rd NBA Finals vs. Warriors

Game 4 wasn't any different, as it took a Kyrie Irving onslaught to pull it out at home. The Cavs and Warriors are the first teams to meet in three-consecutive NBA Finals. The Cavs used the script that was successful in the first two games in Boston as they jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and built it from there. Read More »

LeBron James' Keys to Game 4: 'Win'

The Cavaliers , with three straight victories to close out the 2016 NBA Finals for their first championship, followed by 10 straight to start the 2017 postseason, were humbled by the Boston Celtics, 111-108 , in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 21 at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Another NBA championship would put LeBron James in a select group

But Cleveland cooled off after intermission - going just 5-for-18 from the floor in the third - and the shorthanded Celtics chipped away until Avery Bradley rattled-home the game victor as time expired. If we know anything of this Cavaliers team and more specifically LeBron, it is that they can bounce back. Asked for the keys to Game 4, he simply said "win" and walked away. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

However, Djokovic salvaged the game and then immediately broke the Spaniard's serve to set up a meeting with Japan's Kei Nishikori , who swept aside another home favourite David Ferrer 6-4 6-3. However, Nadal conceded that the match will be tough and he has to be at his very best against the world number two. Nadal last beat Djokovic in the 2014 French Open final. Read More »

White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match

The captain did score the last-ever goal at White Hart Lane but by that time Tottenham already had the goals it required - from Victor Wanyama's sixth-minute header and Kane's 28th goal of the season. Not even 24 hours on from hosting its final game, the demolition team have moved quickly at White Hart Lane . " The Lane has been home to some of the most unbelievable moments in the history of not just our club but in the history of football ". Read More »

Europa League final: What Ibrahimovic told ball boys

This is just football but what happened two days ago was awful. Ajax had no answer to the physical strength and power of United, especially in midfield, where world-record signing Pogba and Belgian worldwide Marouane Fellaini , who won 15 aerial balls yesterday - a record for not only a Europa League final, but for the entire competition. Read More »

Mumbai Indians crowned champions of IPL 2017

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) head coach Stephen Fleming has expressed sadness at the franchise not being a part of the competition next year, adding that had that been the case, then the team would have surely been among the strongest to feature in the competition. Read More »

Smith thinks LeBron lacked confidence in Cavs loss

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It bounced off different parts of the rim four times, and it didn't roll into the basket until there was 0.1 seconds to go. BOSTON (AP ) - The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. We're just focused on Boston . Celtics coach Brad Stevens said G Isaiah Thomas (right hip injury) would travel outside of Boston to undergo further examination Monday to determine if surgery is needed. Read More »

Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title

James , arguably the premier player in the game, leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but U.S. loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. Love continued to knock down shots from the outside, Irving sliced his way into the lane to the rim and James got free for several of his one-handed, tomahawk dunks. Read More »

Patty Mills' Spurs tumble out of NBA playoffs

It's important that the Golden State Warriors avoid all acts of complacency during these nine days of rest. "Steph was Steph", he said. He has a tremendous amount of responsibility for us getting here. They're a ideal 12-0 en route to their third consecutive finals appearance. But what really set the franchise apart, he said, was the way it operated as a business. Read More »

James tops Jordan; Cavs head to Finals

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If LeBron James was even a shell of his usual self in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics , the Cleveland Cavaliers would be up 3-0 in the conference finals and beginning to size up the Golden State Warriors for what would be an NBA Finals rematch. Read More »

Who can Chelsea and Tottenham face in the Champions League group stage?

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This second goal was scored by Philippe Coutinho from a direct free-kick, his third goal of this type this season. It is the first time Arsenal , who finished fifth, have failed to qualify for the competition for 20 years. "Our points total is decent if you look at it over the years". Coutinho signed a long-term contract, believed to run until 2022, in January but reports of interest from Barca have remained persistent, with Klopp having to address the issue at recent news ... Read More »

Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment

The McLaren Formula 1 driver is missing the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the United States and has qualified fifth on the grid. The Californian is the only F1 driver to now have a 100% winning record at the Indy 500 , and McLaren's executive director Zak Brown has even said Rossi to be the best racing driver in the world . Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open

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And eventually it was Nadal who prevailed with his fifth set point when Thiem fired long. Djokovic fought back but Nadal stayed just ahead until the 10th game when the Spaniard lost two match points. Along with Nadal , Federer's masterful return has further heightened the challenge for Djokovic , especially heading into Wimbledon. "After that, I calmed down". Read More »

Desperate Spurs vow aggressive fightback against Golden State Warriors

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This postseason, however, Aldridge hasn't performed as expected, failing to be aggressive when San Antonio needs points. At one point, he had three rookies on the floor for the Spurs. Showing no signs of letting up, the lead reached double digits after a long three-pointer by Curry put Golden State ahead 20-10 with 4:52 left in the first quarter. Read More »

Koscielny's FA Cup final ban upheld

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Gabriel hasn't always convinced defensively during his time at the Emirates Stadium due to his questionable positioning and occasional ill-discipline. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not know if Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea will be his last match for the Gunners or not. "I'm going to play the game and try to win the final". Read More »

Nadal reveals injury scare ahead of French Open

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After finishing 2016 on such a high and usurping Djokovic at the top of the rankings, Murray has found it hard to get going this season. Novak Djokovic has been in a slump for almost a year (his last Grand Slam title came at the 2016 French Open , when he won his fourth major in a row) so he opted to shake things up. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

A key focus of the draw will be where title favourite Rafael Nadal falls as he chases an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros . For good measure, he also won Madrid for a fifth time, ending a seven-match losing streak, stretching back over two years, against Djokovic in the process. Read More »

Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future

But if we have questions like your questions that made us return to this tragedy, it takes happiness from our achievement", he said. "First of all, Manchester is a city like [Ferguson's home town] Glasgow , it's a working-class city with fantastic people and they'll get together", former United manager Ferguson told Sky Sports . Read More »