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Ryan Braun Placed on 10-Day DL with Calf Injury

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, just five days after being activated . This start is a good sign, as he was able to throw 98 pitches and left the game without any injury issues. Read More »

Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win

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Brendan Rodgers' side have been immaculate this season and have now gone the entire season unbeaten domestically. The Irishman is not short of confidence and believes, as do his team-mates, that a major shock is on the cards. Now attacker Adam Rooney wants something tangible to show for his side's efforts. It is OK finishing second, having a good season and setting records but the ones you remember are the ones where you pick up silverware at the end of the season. Read More »

Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup Final: Arsene Wenger hints at formation change

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It's frightful. We send our best wishes to everyone involved and I'm sure the security will be top drawer at Wembley on Saturday. When asked on Wednesday if it would be his last game as Gunners boss he replied: "I don't know". Arsene Wenger is facing a defensive crisis with Gabriel Paulista ruled out, Laurent Koscielny suspended and Shkodran Mustafi a huge doubt due to concussion. Read More »

Tom Rogic's injury-time strike seals treble for Celtic

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After Tom Rogic's injury-time goal defeated Aberdeen 2-1, Rodgers (right) said: 'Maybe there was something floating around in their minds about how we had won the league. "It's the best feeling ever". "There was nothing in the game except we lacked a wee bit of legs and impetus to go forward and apply pressure". Fans were nervous after Celtic went down 1-0 in the early stages of the match. Read More »

Mike Hussey calls an England-Australia final at Champions Trophy

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Reporter:- Considering the present Indo-Pak relations, do you think India should be playing against Pakistan , or you think a cricket match can become a platform to improve relations and cut down tensions? Replying to question on senior players Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kohli said he doesn't need to tell anything to the duo as they have vast experience and they will play their natural games. Read More »

Manchester United target three or four summer signings

Jose Mourinho's pride was clear after Manchester United pulled together to win the Europa League , embracing the spirit shown by those in their home city since Monday's attack. French midfielder Paul Pogba , who scored United's first goal, dedicated the triumph to the victims, saying: "We played for the people who died". United was the clear victor, the players imposing themselves as much through their physicality as their superior game management. Read More »

James, Cavaliers aim to rebound In Game 4 vs. Celtics

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After his worst playoff performance since Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals with the Miami Heat (Sunday's game was only the second time James didn't score in the fourth quarter of a playoff game), James was reportedly heckled on his way to his press conference by a drunk fan inside Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Writing off Kohli will mean eating a humble pie: Hussey

For us cricketers, it's just any other game and you can ask this to cricketers from both teams. "He is a class player and anyone who wants to write him off in this tournament will probably have to eat humble pie". The practice match , to be played at The Oval, is the first of two warm-up games for the defending champions . "Over the past few years they've done well and we'll see its batsmen, like Tamim Iqbal, if we play in the semi-finals. Read More »

NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Irving, who scored a career-playoff-high 42 points, rolled his left ankle with 1:49 left in his 21-point third quarter but is expected to play Thursday. Irving kept the game close until half-time with 12 points. But he bounced back with 34 points, five rebounds and six assists in the Cavs' 112-99 victory in Game 4. Read More »

LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'

James sat out the entire fourth quarter with the Cavs leading by 35 points after three quarters. "(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "It doesn't matter to me", James said. I think we had something. He's nearly like a God. I started to focus myself on other players and other people around my neighborhood because I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was. Read More »

Was yesterday's FA Cup win Arsene Wenger's best ever?

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But the wounded Gunners used that blow to their pride as fuel for a dominant performance that proved too much for Premier League champions Chelsea . We are all proud to have done it. Coquelin has no doubts about the 67-year-old's continuing influence at Emirates Stadium, which has made Wenger a key figure of Arsenal's identity. Read More »

LeBron James officially surpasses Michael Jordan

The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET). Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring? "I was like, 'If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?' It's carried me all the way to this point now, and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not No. Read More »

Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final

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Chris Kunitz spent much of the campaign as an afterthought. As the season progressed, Kunitz watched his ice time dwindle - the once top-line minutes had become those of a bottom-six forward - and his point totals followed. "They have a speed team that's gonna come at you with some active D - they've got four (Erik) Karlssons on their team with a great goaltender". The history books won't say if the shot and subsequent goal were lucky or not - though even if there was an element of luck ... Read More »

Korean leader observes test of anti-air guided weapon system

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North Korea says it has tested a new anti-aircraft weapon system amid continuing tensions over its military programs . Kim said the weapon system showed a remarkable improvement in detecting and tracking targets, as well as strike accuracy, compared with a test conducted previous year, according to KCNA. Read More »

Cavaliers manhandle Celtics, earn date with Warriors in NBA Finals

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James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched their spot in the Finals with a 135-102 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. He can do everything else, too, but James dropped 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting with eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block on Thursday. Read More »

Conte frustrated by slow-starting Chelsea, and referee

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Despite going a man down, Chelsea contrived to equalise in the 76th minute when Costa chested down substitute Willian's pass before beating Ospina with the aid of a slight deflection off Mertesacker. I think fans should not forget it. Victor Moses was sent off after he hit the ground in the 18-yard box without much contact in the 68th minute. "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". Read More »

LeBron James Sets New NBA Scoring Record

He entered the contest needing 28 points to pass Jordan and finished with a game-high 35 points for a total of 5,995. The center piece of that trade speculation has been point guard Isaiah Thomas . The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in league history. These teams that have spent much of the post-merger days near the bottom of the standings were the cream of the crop in the 1950s, led by star quarterback Graham and innovative Coach Paul Brown in Cleveland and Lions Hall of ... Read More »

Wenger in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

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There can be no doubt over Wenger's tremendous loyalty to Arsenal over the past 21 years and perhaps it is the 2017 FA Cup win that will go down as the most significant in his Gunners career. The speed of Arsenal's start surprised us all - they went at Chelsea from the off and never let up. The Chile attacker scored in the 5th minute, latching onto a deflection and charging into the area, before slotting the ball past Thibaut Courtois. Read More »

Hamilton Bounces Back with Sensational Spanish GP Win

Hamilton started from pole but had to fight back to win the race , thanks to a Mercedes strategy that closed the gap on Vettel and put Hamilton on a different tyre for the final stint of the race. "At the end I was able to manage the soft tires". Then in the last stint we did everything we could, the auto was good, it was close with Lewis. "It was a nice race". Read More »

Jose's giants: A look at Manchester United's last-day youngsters

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Mourinho has lead the Red Devils to a fairly uninspiring sixth-place finish in the Premier League , seven points off the top four places. The Portuguese coach now needs to prepare his side ahead of Wednesday night's Europa League final against Ajax , as he looks to add to his side's League Cup success earlier this season. Read More »

FA Cup Triumph: Wenger Deserves Respect

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The Blues also saw Victor Moses sent off for a foolish dive in the opponents' penalty box, and while Chelsea briefly rallied with 10 men, Welsh global Ramsey proved to be the hero. "I think the players must keep in mind our fantastic season and also this final". Fair play to him, he changed the system. "Maybe now we're a bit sad, but we shouldn't forget the unbelievable season we've had being ( Premier League ) champions", Courtois said. Read More »

Cleveland has become the second participant in the finals of the playoffs

I wrote before this series about how Kyrie was due for a bounce back after some poor shooting performances in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and he pulled it off and then some. "I feel like Danny Ainge and our entire organization do a great job of putting the right guys together to help us be a contender for a championship". Read More »

Dixon robbed at gunpoint

Two teenagers reportedly were arrested in connection with the robbery, but the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police did not release further details. Two males allegedly "robbed them at gunpoint" at the West 16th Street Location, before fleeing north on Berwick Avenue on foot. Read More »

F1: Raikkonen Takes Monaco GP Pole, Hamilton 14th

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen will fill the second row of the grid on Sunday's race , with Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz immediately behind them. "It's a very, very odd thing because I did the same thing as I do always when I leave the garage, the same thing I did in FP1, but it's just a case of the tyres going in and out, in and out, in and out [of the temperature window]". Read More »

Lebron James surpasses Jordan

Offensive rebounds, they kick it out to 3 and relocate. In Game 2, he scored 53 points - one shy of John Havlicek's franchise record. The Warriors swept San Antonio Spurs 4-0 in the Western Conference finals. "We're not where we need to be". However, there's no reason for the Celtics to be talking about trading Thomas right now. The All-Star is coming off a series in which he torched the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, averaging 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and ... Read More »

Major on Poulter's mind ahead of BMW PGA

Shane Lowry told 98FM Sport's Denis Kirwan he is "really happy" after carding a first round 68 at the BMW Championship at Wentworth this afternoon. Els, who is based in the United States but has a house on the Wentworth estate, received stinging criticism from some of his fellow players after masterminding extensive changes to the BMW PGA Championship venue in 2009. Read More »

Irving lead Cavs comeback against Celtics

I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Celtics' Avery Bradley said. "We understand the goal out here and we want to accomplish something bigger than ourselves". "They were unbelievable. Irving was incredible at the end of the third, and then obviously LeBron had all those baskets in the fourth". "The importance of a Game 4, especially the way we came out in Game 3 , you know, in the back of my mind, I was like, I'm saying to myself, 'We can not - they can not tie up this ... Read More »

How will the NBA Finals play out?

He doesn't have six championships quite yet, but second consecutive finals appearances, with four championships and two over the best team's assembled in National Basketball Association history in back-to-back seasons is historic. Tristen Thompson has learned to shoot free throws and still tosses bodies around under the rim. You've just got to go and play to the best of your ability. Read More »

England 330-6 against South Africa in 2nd ODI

The result gives England a 2-0 series lead with only the final match at Lord's on Monday still to be played . One worry for England ahead of the looming Champions Trophy starting on Friday is that Stokes managed to bowl only three overs in the South African innings having injured his knee in the first ODI win, but he remained on the field. Read More »

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

It hasn't done him much good. Ganassi Racing's Tony Kanaan , at age 42, is feeling great, but the race can wait. In fact, he wants to win Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 more than any other race remaining on the docket. "He actually hit the wall here but continued on, eventually finishing third". He was rushed to the nearby Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital where doctors stopped the bleeding and stitched him up. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals 2017: Penguins vs

As the season progressed, Kunitz watched his ice time dwindle - the once top-line minutes had become those of a bottom-six forward - and his point totals followed. "Sometimes you get lucky when you put one on net". Pekka Rinne had a tougher regular season, but has picked up the play when it's mattered. Chris Kunitz's double-OT victor to send the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final fluttered, knuckled its way just past an inadvertent screen, rising the whole time , and found twine above ... Read More »

Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game

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Alaves nearly opened the scoring when Ibai Gomez struck the post after a blunder by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique just before Messi's goal. Can Luis Enrique bow out in style on Saturday? The final of the Copa del Rey pits Barcelona's star power against a tiny Basque Country club whose biggest weapons are its grit and gnawing hunger for a taste of glory. Read More »

Nadal targets French Open

Raonic will begin the tournament by facing unseeded Belgian Steve Darcis in the first round . Now they have agreed to collaborate on a temporary basis for the French Open , where Djokovic , 30, is on course to meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals after yesterday's draw. Read More »

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea — HALF TIME

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He added: "I said it many times , when we hear the word " Arsenal ", the first name we think is Arsene Wenger ". After that it is down to the board members [to decide] whether I'm the right man to take this club further and for me to decide am I the right man to take this club further. Read More »

Stosur wins all-Australian final in Strasbourg

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Crowning a banner day for Australian tennis, Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua landed the doubles title on Saturday with a 6-4 6-2 victory over top seeds Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan. The 2011 U.S. Open champion served out to love to finish the almost three-hour final. "Even playing Australians, it doesn't happen very often", said Stosur, chasing a ninth career trophy in her 24th final. Read More »