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Hamilton pleased with seventh finish in Monaco

He ended seventh, with Bottas, who won in Russian Federation, fourth. Asked is there had been any team orders that gave him priority he said: "Not really". Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel . "It is about bringing the tyres into the right window; we have a fast vehicle but she doesn't like the tyres and that is something we need to understand". Read More »

Barcelona hires former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach

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Valverde's presentation as Barca's new coach will take place tomorrow. "He has philosophy similar to Barca's and trains the way we like to train". He also coached Athletic from 2003-05. As a coach Valverde has a wealth of experience in Spain and overseas. This is not Valverde's first job in the city of Barcelona because he coached Espanyol from 2006 to 2008 where he finished as UEFA Cup runners-up. Read More »

Arsene Wenger in the dark over Arsenal future after FA Cup win

For example, with a deal agreed to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid in 2013, Wenger dropped his interest in the Argentine to pursue Liverpool's Luis Suarez. The 53-year-old ex-England global also warned fans of the north London club who are upset at a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League that things could get even worse. Read More »

Moussa Sissoko has a pop at Mauricio Pochettino

The French newspaper put it to Sissoko that he and Pochettino haven't exactly hit it off, to which the midfielder replied: " I wish there was better communication ". Once again, what I want above all is that everything is clear. 'If a situation arrives where I can leave, I hope they don't cause problems. "If the coach no longer counts on me, if he thinks the other players there are better, it is good that he says so". Read More »

Waqar skeptic of Pakistan's Champions Trophy odds

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When we went out there the last time we just wanted to enjoy", said Kohli. They have also developed the backbone to fight out of tough situations, as evidenced by a comeback win against Sri Lanka in Tests, a rout of Afghanistan to secure their 100th victory in ODIs and a spirited defence of 238 against England in Dhaka . Read More »

Cavaliers crush Celtics to book Finals showdown with Warriors

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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. The Cavs have been locked in on their East foes, game planning for the Indiana Pacers , Toronto Raptors and Celtics , understanding the need to take care of those teams first before preparations can begin for the Warriors. Read More »

Highlights of French Open second day

The Spaniard raced through the first set but stumbled somewhat in the second, with Paire missing two opportunities to take a 5-3 lead that would have left him on the brink of levelling the contest. Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time. Read More »

National Football League clarifies legal touchdown celebrations: Snow angels are in, twerking is out

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Supporters of the measure also pointed out that tie games actually serve to simplify matters at the end of the regular season, leaving fewer teams with identical records subject to postseason tie-breaking procedures. Because of the construction delays, the National Football League would have needed to waive a rule that prohibits a Super Bowl being played at a stadium before it has hosted two full regular seasons. Read More »

LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

James, a veteran National Basketball Association player who had to go through many tough teams, gives this Warriors squad credit for being a tough match-up but he isn't quick to say this is the toughest team he's faced. "They've got a lot of those guys". Unsurprisingly, according to Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving , he and the team have been waiting for Cavs-Warriors. Read More »

Southgate not writing off Rooney

Rooney (pictured above) is England's record goalscorer but has seen his role at Manchester United diminish since Jose Mourinho's arrival and an Old Trafford exit looks likely this summer. "I've no idea what the future is for Wayne at Manchester United so it's impossible for me to comment if he's part of the plans or not. Hopefully he's back playing well - there is no way we would dismiss him from the future", he said. Read More »

Draymond Green thinks Warriors-Cavaliers is great for the league

The Cavs also set a franchise record for most points in a quarter in the play-offs by recording 43 in the first quarter of game five against the Celtics . The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET). But then he added this: "OK, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland ". Read More »

Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss

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He has knowledge, experience and has a philosophy similar to ours. Much anticipation and expectations await Ernesto Valverde at the Cam Nou and his performances will be judged immediately the season starts, through his summer signings and style of play. Read More »

NBA Finals: Steve Kerr not ready to coach Warriors

I'm still feeling a lot of effects of what I've got going on. It's a balancing act that has weighed on everyone within the team, as they have struggled to see the man who means so much to everything that has happened since he arrived in 2014 - the championship in 2015, the record 73 wins previous year, the recruitment of Kevin Durant last summer - struggle just to get through each day, let alone bask in what should be a time to celebrate the remarkable run this group has had and prepare ... Read More »

Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally

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Against all expectations, the centre-back emerged as the towering foundation of Arsenal's 2-1 triumph. Sanchez scored in the Gunners' 2-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final, as Wenger's men ended a tumultuous season on a high. "The players play for their future, for their next season", Wenger said. Meanwhile, many Arsenal fans have noticed the similarities between their 1979 FA Cup final victor and the one scored by Aaron Ramsey against Chelsea two days ago. Read More »

John Terry talks about his controversial Chelsea farewell

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Gary Neville has heaped praise on Chelsea for their sparkling form under new boss Antonio Conte this season. Terry was given a guard of honour by his teammates, which he later admitted was his idea, but despite the abuse aimed in his direction he insists that he has no regrets. Read More »

Dominic Solanke to Reportedly Sign for Liverpool After Deciding to Leave Chelsea

A number of clubs across Europe, including Scottish champions Celtic , have expressed an interest in signing Solanke once his contract at Chelsea expired, but Liverpool have moved to secure his signature at Anfield. Solanke has represented England up to the U21 level so far, and is set to head off with the U20s this summer for the U20 World Cup . The news alerted Klopp who is eager to boost his forward ranks - reportedly offering the youngster £20,000-a-week - with the fee set to be ... Read More »

Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

With the minutes counting down before the puck is dropped Monday night at PPG Paints Arena to kick off the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators continued to size up one another. Nashville is listed with odds of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total is set at 5.5 goals. But the Penguins came through in the clutch, scoring what would be the winning score late in the game. Read More »

Preds encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

Jake Guentzel scored a tie-breaking goal with three minutes remaining as the Pittsburgh Penguins survived a furious Nashville Predators rally to eke out a 5-3 victory in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Maybe, but the Penguins looked a step behind at the outset. The Predators were hardly intimidated by the big stage. All the guys from "Smashville" have to show for it is their first deficit of the playoffs on a night a fan threw a catfish onto the ice to try and give the ... Read More »

Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals

Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals . However, he plans to travel with the team to Cleveland for the games that they play there. "I'm not well enough to coach a game and I know that (because) I coached all 82 games and I did OK". Khloe has been a regular at Cavs playoff games to watch her man Tristan Thompson, but not one Cavs fans wants to see anything related to a Kardashian anywhere near their players. Read More »

Ranked Angelique Kerber upset in first round of French Open

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Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova is safely through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets victory over Zheng Saisai of China. She added: "Do I think I had a chance [to have won at Roland Garros]?" Paris: 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 »

Pakistan team is able to beat India in Champions Trophy

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After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League , the two warm-up games will help the ‘Men In Blue get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper. Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes: is this the year he adds a world title to his list of credentials? Shami dismissed Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Neil Broom and ended the innings with figures of 3/47 ... Read More »

Mara: Giants Fans Threatened Boycott If Players Joined Kaepernick's Protest

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So either Mara is exaggerating the historic push back that he received from fans over Kaepernick, or the fans were more worked up over the peaceful protests of another team's QB than they were about their own kicker abusing his wife. Mara has declined to discuss that situation with reporters, save an interview with WFAN's Mike Francesa (that left more questions than answers) and a prepared statement when Brown was cut. Read More »

Mata: We have high hopes for next season

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Although Manchester United have been most frequently linked with Antoine Griezmann in recent weeks, The Guardian's Jamie Jackson claims that Jose Mourinho is obsessed with another forward. This has been seen as a signal that the pair are planning for Atletico Madrid next season. Saul has nothing but love for his team-mate, though, and hopes Atletico will hold on to the 33-year-old. Read More »

Jose Mourinho on Antoine Griezmann, Man Utd and Monaco GP

The Atletico Madrid forward has been a long term target for the Red Devils manager, who ended his first season as United boss by guiding them back into the Champions League following their Europa League success over Ajax . We come without the happiness that we should bring with us because when you come for these big matches, you go happy, you go proud and we didn't. There are lots of poets in football but poets, they don't win many titles. Read More »

I feared for my playing future — Marc Bartra

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND boss and Arsenal target Thomas Tuchel has QUIT the Bundesliga giants. "I can only use good words about Thomas Tuchel". BVB attaches great importance to the fact that the cause of the separation is by no means a disagreement between two persons. Read More »

Steve Kerr not ready to return to coach Warriors in NBA Finals

The team hopes Brown can return to practice on Tuesday, resuming his media requirements and status as fill-in coach. It was then he announced he's taking a leave of absence to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he's experiencing stemming from back surgery from nearly two years ago. Read More »

Dortmund end German Cup jinx at fourth attempt

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A penalty by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made it possible for the team which choked in the past 3 editions making it compared to South Africa in cricket. Moments we worked for. "We might not have been so consistent in the Bundesliga , but we played well in the Champions League and won the cup", he added. Read More »

Atletico Madrid Plot Diego Costa Move Should Antoine Griezmann Leave

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Atletico president Enrique Cerezo believes the French global will continue with his current employers for the next season. "In the end, Antoine Griezmann can manage his future as he wishes", the Spain U21 worldwide said. "We do not know that", Niguez said two months ago. Paul Pogba has sparked further rumours over the potential arrival of Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann . Read More »

Steve Kerr not planning to return for Game 1 of NBA Finals

After all, he has slayed behemoths before. James, who's heroic play last season against the 73-9 Warriors team will always be remembered, will be facing an even more stacked squad. Kerr said he will travel with the Warriors to Cleveland during the series whether or not he is coaching the team. Golden State has glowed in this post-season, becoming the first team to start 12-0 while winning by an average of 16.3 points per game - the highest margin league history. Read More »

Spurs Veteran Manu Ginobili Not Sure About His Future

The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which gives them a week of rest before their third straight finals appearance. Ian Clark tallied 12 points and Klay Thompson scored 10 points (on 3-of-13 shooting) for Warriors . "But one thing about it, he's definitely not a liability on the floor". Read More »

Sergio Aguero to stay at Manchester City, confirms chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak

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Khaldoon said that Aguero , who has been at City for six years now, was indispensable to their push for trophies for next season. Al-Mubarak said that there was never a doubt about Aguero's position in the team. Al-Mubarak said he was encouraged by the progress made in Guardiola's first year in charge despite City failing to win silverware or maintain a significant challenge for the Premier League title. Read More »

NBA coach Kerr to miss game one of finals

Golden State is the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 mark. Last June, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first title in franchise history. Kerr said he expects to re-evaluate his fitness after Game one of the eagerly anticipated series, the 3rd year in a row the Cavs and Warriors have met in the NBA Finals . Read More »