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Arsenal Beat Chelsea, Win Record 13th FA Cup


The BBC say it is down to Kroenke and Wenger alone to decide if he stays or ends his 21-year association with the club. "It's not about popularity, it's about competence". After the match he said: "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal. Read More »

Ian Wright sends direct message to Arsenal owner to follow Chelsea example

Wenger , 67, remains as hungry as ever to be successful, saying: "I have desire". If Ramsey was not in an offside position, I could go out and touch the ball but I had to stop because he was there. I've won a few doubles and I know that when a team is on a high, to break that takes something special". The Frenchman stopped short of clarifying his situation in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 win, saying only that he believes he is still the best man for the job . Read More »

Hornqvist returns for Penguins -- so who comes out of the lineup?

Nashville's fans have been one of the most impressive parts of this year's NHL Playoffs, with the loud sea of yellow making a lot of noise throughout the team's run. It was Nashville's disallowed goal that seemed to wake up the Penguins. The NHL's video replay team ruled that Nashville forward Filip Forsberg was offsides before the goal. Read More »

French Open 2017: Makarova shock for Kerber

Stay tuned to see how the action unfolds at Roland Garros. However, Kerber seemed set for the losing end right from the start as she lacked the pace and power to trouble fellow left-hander Makarova. The Czech , who spent five months out of the game after needing emergency surgery last December when she was stabbed in her left hand - her playing hand - during a burglary, set up a second-round meeting with either Russian Evgeniya Rodina or American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Read More »

Kerber first No. 1 woman ousted in French opener

The Czech star was left with her career in the balance after being attacked with a knife by an intruder at her home in December. Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova swept to a tearful French Open victory on Sunday in her first match since surviving a horrifying knife attack which nearly ended her career. Read More »

Seeded Kerber loses in first round of French Open

So I'm glad it's still there, still in the mind, still in the hand", said Kvitova, whose team all wore matching t-shirts bearing the words "courage" and "belief". This after Ruzici took the first set 6-0. She hadn't gone beyond the round of 16 in her last three events, and set an unwanted record - first women's No 1 to go out at the first round at Roland Garros. Read More »

Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 6 innings


Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the call and, after a almost two-minute review, it was upheld. "I was just keeping them off balance today". Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will likely miss more than 10 days after he was placed on the disabled list again for a left calf injury . Diamondbacks: OF A.J. Read More »

Current and former players react to upcoming NBA Finals rematch

Included have been six sweeps, just two series that stretched to six games (none taken to a Game 7) and the five-game demolition of the Celtics in this year's Eastern Conference finals in which Cleveland outscored them by 100 points. "We have a bigger goal in mind". They played great basketball this year. And before the Cavs even formally advanced, Warriors owner Joe Lacob squawked that Golden State was "the better team" last season in losing and has "unfinished business". Read More »

Shot-shy Penguins survive rally to claim Stanley Cup opener

Pittsburgh sent forward James Neal to Nashville in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. The Penguins challenged the goal, alleging that Nashville's Filip Forsberg was offside. It may be the best top-four defensive unit since the Ducks won the Stanley Cup a decade ago with Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger, Francois Beauchemin and Sean O'Donnell. Read More »

Adieu Angie! No. 1 Kerber stunned in first round of French Open


Its kind of — I dont want to say ‘open, because everyones really good, but — very competitive, ” Rogers said, “and theres not like that dominating force.”. American Venus Williams battled through on Court Suzanne Lenglen to beat China's Wang Qiang 6-4 7-6 (3), hitting 44 unforced errors in an untidy display. Read More »

Mooy helps Huddersfield to Premier League promotion


The Australia global helped to pull the strings in midfield for the Terriers as they took on Reading in the Championship play-off final. Christopher Schindler struck the winning spot-kick, after Danny Ward had saved from Reading's Jordan Obita. Read More »

Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of driving under influence


Monday in Jupiter, Florida, Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. A golf prodigy who entered the professional world at an early age, Woods won his first major tournament in 1997 at 21. Tiger Woods , one of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February because of a back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 and has not played since. Read More »

Rio Ferdinand sends message to Chelsea fans after Arsenal loss

Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 here on Saturday. Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has come to the defence of Victor Moses by insisting the Nigerian is not a cheat despite his dive in the FA Cup final. Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's future to be decided on Tuesday

Holding got more minutes in the back three and proved himself to be a capable Premier League player. I don't think they're going to be anywhere near the title. The board will also discuss making structural changes, which have been championed by Ivan Gazidis, the chief executive, who wants to strengthen the club's scouting and recruitment operation. Read More »

Special victory for Petra Kvitova five months after burglary attack


I told her about [her] opponent briefly, but the most important message was just stay positive and focus on first point, first game. "I'm really happy for her and I'm glad to see all of the players giving her a warm welcome back because she deserves it and she's such a great champion and a truly unbelievable person off the court that she deserves that and more", said Rio Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig . Read More »

Mumbai Indians enters IPL 2017 Finals thrashing Kolkata Knight Riders

Asked what was his strategy to get KKR's left-handers Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir , Sharma said the team had different plans for different batsmen. Ankit Rajpoot, who was stepping in for Yusuf Pathan, was the last to go - clean bowled by Lasith Malinga. While chasing, Krunal Pandya's unbeaten 45 was enough to see off their rivals and book a final berth where they will take on Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday. Read More »

Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

Kerber has not been playing at all like one of the best at what she does, and on Sunday she became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open's first round in the professional era. Venus Williams marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary later Sunday. "I m really glad to have made the decision to play here", said 27-year-old Kvitova, who was seriously hurt when she fought off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December. Read More »

Kvitova eases past Boserup on French Open first day

The left-handed Czech , a two-time Wimbledon champion, takes on American Julia Boserup on Court Philippe Chatrier after making a speedy recovery from a left hand injury sustained in the attack last December. The motivation I had today was incredible - and I really just didn't want to lose. "When everything happened and we had a kind of plan for future, I was, like, 'Okay, it will be so nice if I can play Wimbledon .' Then when the things were even better, I was, like, 'Wow, the ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger collects record 7th FA Cup unclear on Arsenal future

With 14 minutes remaining, the Blues got back into the game through Diego Costa's shot that bobbled in, but Ramsey headed in the victor just two minutes later. You can see from today that we are a good side that can get better still with a little strengthening, I spend every minute of my season with commitment to this club. Read More »

Morgan, Moeen lead England to convincing win


Moeen Ali insisted no one in the England camp was getting carried away after they underlined their Champions Trophy credentials with a comprehensive 72-run one-day global win over South Africa at Headingley. The parthersnips we built gave us the best opportunity to get a par score and beyond. South Africa have been given sufficient reassurances about security to be "comfortable" to remain in England following the terrorist attack in Manchester, according to team manager Mohammed ... Read More »

Mourinho set for bumper five-year deal at Manchester United


United fans and officials said before the final that the match was secondary to the "pain and suffering" in Manchester. Following United's 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax on Wednesday, Rooney opened the door to a summer move away after confirming he had received offers from other clubs in England and overseas. Read More »

Hamilton: Ferrari has chosen its number one

There is no point dwelling on the fact that you can not afford it. Vettel admitted he did not expect to set such strong laps after early struggles with his rear tyres, but said those laps were crucial in securing his forty-fifth career victory. Read More »

Mesut Ozil trolls football "experts" who committed FA Cup predictions to paper

Chelsea were chasing a Premier League and FA Cup Double, but instead the double was Arsenal's: a record 13th FA Cup win and an unprecedented seventh triumph in the FA Cup for Wenger. "Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision". I don't think it should affect the media so much. "We know this team has suffered". "I was delighted for him on Saturday", he told the Guardian . Read More »

Terry starts as Chelsea make nine changes for Watford

Conte, who was appointed the Chelsea manager past year, claimed that since Mauricio Pochettino has been at Tottenham longer than he has at Stamford Bridge, the North London outfit had an advantage. "The FA Cup final, you don't play that on Saturday". But Fabregas came off the bench to sweep in Willian's pass and keep Chelsea on course to become the first team to win 30 games in a 38-game season in England's top division. Read More »

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'day to day' on return


Manu Ginobili's storied National Basketball Association career hangs in limbo after the San Antonio Spurs were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. The start was Ginobili's first since March of 2014 and will be a small part of the huge legacy the Argentine takes with him into either next season or a new chapter of his life. Read More »

Wenger coaching future in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

Courtois asserted that the goal should have been disallowed as Sanchez had committed a handball and his fellow Arsenal forward Aaron Ramsey , who was interfering with play , was in an offside position. "I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you can not question is my commitment". 'If he has his hands next to him and he gets the ball to the arm he can not do anything about it. Read More »

Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

Had the Warriors not ousted the Thunder in the 2016 playoffs, it's likely that Durant would still be in Oklahoma City instead of joining Golden State in free agency. A big part of what ended Golden State last season was the Cavs battering Curry on both ends, resulting in a sorely diminished Curry on offense and a punching bag on defense. Read More »

Kevin Love Thinks Cavaliers' Underdog Label in NBA Finals Is Funny


Again, sometimes I think that - I'll go look at it and see all the things that we did wrong, but I think it's more of a tip-your-hat kind of thing with those two guys tonight". Love is scoring 17.3 points per game, and grabbing 10.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have a historically talented roster and are now undefeated in the playoffs. Read More »

Manchester United star rates his first season at Old Trafford — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Jose Mourinho's men ended the season in sixth place , despite just losing five of their 38 games. Despite finishing outside of the top four in the Premier League, United qualified for next season's Champions League with a 2-0 win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final, ensuring that manager Jose Mourinho picked up some silverware in his first year at the club. Read More »

Back on court after knife attack, Kvitova wins in Paris

Her parents Jiri and Pavla and brothers Jiri and Libor were in the stands on Court Philippe Chatrier, with her team decked out in matching T-shirts saying "Courage, Belief, Pojd ('Come on" in Czech)'. Eighth seed Dominic Thiem was victorious with a comfortable 6-4 6-0 6-2 over Bernard Tomic . The match, which was briefly interrupted by rain, lasted one hour, 14 minutes before Kvitova sealed it when Boserup hit the ball into the net. Read More »

Bernardo Silva: Manchester City complete £43m deal for Monaco midfielder

Silva's arrival comes as manager Pep Guardiola overhauls a squad which finished a disappointing third in the Premier League in his first season in charge. "I'm very happy to be part of Manchester City's team and I look forward to trying to do my best to help the team reach their goals ", the academy product of Portuguese club Benfica added. Read More »

Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET). Now, whether or not you believe James' Cavs teams or Heat teams have been more dominant in the conference playoffs, for Cleveland to keep pace with Miami it must find a way to defeat the stacked Warriors in the upcoming Finals . Read More »

Wenger says his future will be decided this week

Referee Anthony Taylor initially disallowed it but after consulting with assistant Gary Bewsick, who had raised his flag, he signalled a goal to spark Arsenal celebrations. Somehow, though, Diego Costa managed to equalize in the 76th, bringing down Willian's lofted ball on his chest and striking past David Ospina. "It is still a good season. Read More »