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Wenger reveals when he will have Arsenal showdown talks

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Speaking at the launch of the International Club Game between Manchester United and his former Serie A side Sampdoria which will take place at Aviva Stadium on August 2nd, Brady backed the long time Arsenal boss despite the club missing out on the Premier League Top Four for the first time in 21 years. Read More »

Medals don't matter to Wenger ahead of FA Cup final

Wenger has faced numerous protests by Arsenal's own supporters this season , calling for him to quit as boss. "But you know very well that modern football is unsafe". Stopping the likes of Hazard, Costa, Pedro and Fabregas would be incredibly hard for a new 3 man pairing in the defence . To compound Wenger's misery, Laurent Koscielny is suspended for the game after collecting a red card in the match against Everton. Read More »

Senators score clutch win over Penguins, force Game 7

Ryan's second-period goal was scored with the Senators enjoying a five-on-three man-advantage that stopped their power play drought at 0 of 29. It was quite a response after the drubbing in the previous game. What we do know is that both coaches - Pittsburgh's Sullivan and Ottawa's Guy Boucher - have become almost obsessive in talking about the first 10 minutes of a game, almost as though everything beyond that is already decided. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anaheim evened the series , thanks to three unanswered goals from the end of the second period onward in Game Two. Of Nashville's 11 wins, 10 Predators have winning goals. Johansen's absence Saturday night was alleviated, though, by timely depth scoring. And it's up to us to score more goals than they do. The Ducks and Predators have been tied or within a goal for 284 minutes, 38 seconds of the 319:49 played. Read More »

Here's what the Celtics are saying about their comeback win over Cleveland

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Cleveland still lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1 and are expected to win the best-of-seven series, especially against a Celtics team who are without their best player, Isaiah Thomas . Game 3 told us that an in-rhythm LeBron James is more valuable than a hot Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving . Let us regroup, and all the narrative and everything that was going on, let's regroup and let's get back to playing desperate basketball, which they did tonight. Read More »

Antonio Conte hopeful of long-term Chelsea future

Antonio Conte will meet Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich following Saturday's FA Cup final to finalise the details of a new contract. "If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I'm available to" he told BBC Sport . Read More »

Pina and Braun leave game

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After sweeping the Chicago White Sox in the friendly confines of Chase Field, manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks began to entertain that fearful thought. Owings tied his career high with his sixth of the season leading off the second. Archie Bradley pitched the eighth and T.J. McFarland the ninth to preserve the shutout. Read More »

James Hahn shoots 64 to take lead at Byron Nelson

Day was seeking his first win since last year's Players Championship. Horschel's two-putt birdie on the par-five 16th moved him back into a tie for the lead with Day while Hahn's par on the hole all but ended his chances. "I haven't played here in five years", said Horschel. "Overall, it was a pretty good week, but obviously I'm disappointed that I didn't get the win". Read More »

Nishikori to meet Djokovic in quarter-finals

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The other quarterfinal will be played between Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who defeated Benoit Paire of France 7-5, 0-6, 6-1, and Alexander Zverev of Germany, who beat Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4. He went on to reach four Masters quarter-finals, and was now aiming for his first in Madrid . However, the 14-time Grand Slam champion has a hard route to that potential matchup as he faces Fabio Fognini later Wednesday and potentially Nick Kyrgios in the third round. Read More »

Red Bull 'in the window' for Monaco pole - Ricciardo

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Having won on his previous outing at the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton posted a sharp time of one minute, 13.425 seconds to finish top of the standings. "We took a wrong junction in setting up the vehicle in a direction which we believed was good", he admitted. "In the morning, I was maybe a bit wild touching the walls a couple of times but the afternoon seemed a bit better. Read More »

Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

Qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League has never been tougher, with six teams - Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City , Liverpool, United, and Arsenal - genuine heavyweights. "The boys were fantastic because they built a wall in front of their eyes and isolated themselves from everything to stay focused on the football match". Read More »

Trio of 65s lead Colonial; 2-time champs 2 back, Spieth even

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Vijay Singh shot a 4-under 68 amid wind so strong that play was temporarily halted, taking a one-shot lead in the major tournament at Sterling, Va. Kirk is 18th in the field in greens in regulation, 15th in birdie or better, and 27th in bogey avoidance. "I had a couple great putting rounds", he said. Read More »

Pakistan looking to maintain record vs India at Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also stressed the significance of the match , saying it would be an important step to adjusting with the conditions. The Bangladesh skipper rated his opponents highly, saying they would be one of the contenders for the trophy. Such is the anticipation for the rare clash - the two sides last met at the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide - that it was no surprise to hear Sarfraz Ahmed , the Pakistan captain, fielding questions about that fixture which is ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins even Eastern Conference final with victory in Game 4

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The situation looked dire. Starting a goalie that hadnt been on the ice for an opening faceoff in almost six weeks. What we do know is that both coaches - Pittsburgh's Sullivan and Ottawa's Guy Boucher - have become nearly obsessive in talking about the first 10 minutes of a game, nearly as though everything beyond that is already decided. Read More »

Arsenal Facing A Defensive Crisis Ahead Of Next Week's FA Cup Final

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A 3-4-3 formation was designed for Holding to play alongside two experienced center-backs, but with only Mertesacker likely to be available Wenger would have to look to youth and inexperience to persist. However, he could start in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday with defenders Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel Paulista injured and Shkodran Mustafi battling to overcome illness . Read More »

Manchester United vs Ajax Live Stream 2017 Europa League Final

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The shot-stopper has been incredible this season conceding 6 goals in 16 appearances for the Old Trafford side. Mourinho said: 'In the end, when the game was hard, when they were better than us and we were in trouble and not playing well, it was that mentality, that desire, that togetherness that made the boys fight until the end. Read More »

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach final

The last two years perhaps haven't been my best two years. Nadal earlier beat David Goffin in straight sets in the quarterfinals to reach the semis. He stormed his way through Monte Carlo and Barcelona, and aside from a tough first round in Madrid , he dominated his way through there as well. "I take more positives than negatives into the next week in Rome". Read More »

Hamilton concedes Vettel has the advantage in Monaco

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Just two weeks after Max Verstappen's dream start at Red Bull by winning the Spanish Grand Prix, the teenage driver crashed heavily into the walls. On Thursday, Raikkonen was third-fastest in practice ahead of Saturday's qualifying . "It is important to start from the front of the grid, here more than anywhere else", Vettel said. Read More »

Rose: Spurs face tall task to retain players

You might feel that Tottenham is a almost club, we "nearly" go close to winning the league, we "nearly" go close to winning the semifinal of the FA Cup , and he might choose to move on. "I will stay here next season", Pochettino said before Tottenham's 6-1 victory over Leicester City a week ago. "The club can only try and make a player see that they are going in the right direction and "if you stick with us it won't be long before we are winning something". Read More »

Warriors headed to Finals, but Steve Kerr is still 'day by day'

The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team although the Spurs legend hasn't announced his retirement. Monday's game may have also marked the end of Manu Ginobili's career. "We've been through it all", he said. Conversely, the Spurs were very cold in the first half of the period. But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said to credit talent as the sole reason behind Golden State's current run is disrespectful. Read More »

Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP

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Button himself had a near miss with a vehicle while training on his bike on California's Pacific Coast Highway earlier this year, and was lucky to escape. Friday will see no running in Monaco which will allow the drivers and teams to go through the data and prepare their cars for Saturday's all-important qualifying session. Read More »

LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

But it all evaporated. LeBron James is the best player in the world, right now. Kyrie Irving will be on a mission to show last year's Finals heroics were no fluke. They were crowned National Basketball Association champions in 2015 but were defeated last year as Cleveland's 52-year wait for a major sporting title came to an end. Read More »

IPL 2017 MI vs KXIP : Kings XI Punjab won by 7 runs

The poor shot selection was also one of the reasons for the loss of MI as they will have to face the winning team from the second semifinal. Rahul Tripathi (388 runs) is one batsman MI can't take lightly. Only Parthiv Patel (52) showed some resolve to bat sensibly. For Rising Pune Supergiant , the three batsmen at the top will be crucial to the team. Read More »

Alaves eyes upset of Barcelona in Copa del Rey final

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Luis Enrique could start Paco Alcacer in his place up front alongside Messi and Neymar . It is very rare for FC Barcelona to end without a trophy in a particular season. Barca have bounced back from the disappointment of going out to Juventus in the Champions League emphatically, winning their last six in the league, including at the Bernabeu, and scoring 25 goals in the process. Read More »

Morgan plays down Stokes injury concern

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ENGLAND one-day captain Eoin Morgan was full of praise for Moeen Ali after his man of the match performance in the 72-run win over South Africa at Headingley. As such, de Villiers has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 per cent fines. Root was positioned to anchor the innings but, by the time he hurriedly flapped Phehlukwayo's bouncer to mid-wicket, his 37-run contribution had become pedestrian. Read More »

Five Takeaways From Giants' 4-1 Loss to Cubs

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Miguel Montero doubled and scored in the seventh. Hendricks (4-2) - 3-1 over his last six starts with an ERA of 1.96 - gave up two runs and five hits. We may never be entirely sure what position Schwarber will play for the Cubs, maybe left field, but he does his best work at the plate. If you see a Cubs player wearing bell-bottoms or a large collar while walking down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles this weekend or in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego next week, don't be alarmed. Read More »

Chelsea: Top five moments of the season

Liverpool are the club who have been most frequently linked with the England global, and it is believed that manager Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of the dynamic midfielder. But, I repeat, modern football. we have to pay great attention". Only this season they missed out on the Champions League. Conte has already raised a glass of champagne to toast winning the title in his first season but celebrations were relatively subdued on Sunday as the club capped off their league season with a 5-1 ... Read More »

Chelsea: Conte - We can not overlook Arsenal

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi looks increasingly unlikely to make it back from injury in time for the FA Cup final against Chelsea this weekend. Terry experienced his first FA Cup final as an unused substitute in Chelsea's win over Aston Villa in 2000. Speculation has been rife at the Gunners towards the end of the campaign, with manager Arsene Wenger and key duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez yet to sort out their futures. Read More »

Boston Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery, Lakers second

It's hard for me to be patient. "I think it's a little bit deeper", Ainge said. But we haven't sat down with Lonzo [Ball] yet. - John Alicoate (@Jonnyc40) May 17, 2017 @fenix3030 @ abc15sports It makes me sick how rigged it is. "I was very happy", Johnson told an NBA TV reporter. "But right now, it's just good to have clarity as to where everybody is in the draft". Whether L.A. Read More »

Conte says he'll stay at BPL champion Chelsea

A two-year extension that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium remains the most likely scenario. This is why UCL qualification is even more important to clubs like Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal - they do not have the unlimited funds to withstand a period out of Europe's premier continental competition. Read More »

Groenewegen Garners Academic All-America Honor

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A 2016-17 A-10 Indoor Track Academic All-Conference selection, Shaffer owns an impressive 3.96 GPA as a systems engineering major. In all, MSU now has 15 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections from the softball program in school history, the most of any women's program at MSU and second behind football overall. Read More »

Liverpool beats A-League champions 3-0 before 72892 fans

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But it was striker Daniel Sturridge who opened the scoring in the eighth minute and set up the third for Roberto Firmino , whose through-ball had allowed Alberto Moreno to score the second. Liverpool coach Steven Gerrard says they must do better in the Champions League compared to the last time they were in the competition. The blistering Reds were three goals up at the break largely thanks to Gerrard's majestic display at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. Read More »

Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

United, who finished sixth in the Premier League , threw all their efforts into winning the Europa League in order to secure Champions League football and Darmian was thrilled the gamble did not backfire. It was Mourinho who sold Ibrahimovic on signing with Manchester United , and he identified Bailly. Despite admitting that his first term at Man United was his "most hard season as a manager", Mourinho says he can now take a deserved rest having accomplished the task of leading ... Read More »

Conte offers support for Wenger ahead of final showdown

Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 in a thrilling Premier League encounter at home in September but Hazard drove Chelsea to a 3-1 win in February, scoring the second goal and being named Man of the Match at Stamford Bridge . He won titles with his team. "It is very important to play with the right hunger, will and desire". "To be a fantastic season we have to win the FA Cup ". Read More »