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Arsene Wenger has agreed a two-year contract extension at Arsenal FC

Former players critical of Wenger as well as those fans who wanted him out would reply they have had to witness Groundhog Day nearly every season since their last Premier League title ('The Invincibles' unbeaten campaign in 2003/04) of failing to keep star names, replacing them often with poor purchases and not really threatening to win the championship at the business end of a season. Read More »

Colts sign Christine Michael, waive Brandon Radcliff


Christine Michael has cat-like quickness as a running back, but it's his uncanny feline skill for finding new National Football League lives that is his most noteworthy trait. That said, two good teams now have let him go in the past nine months, he had six games with 22 or fewer rush yards last season, isn't a terribly well-rounded back and didn't do much for the Packers in the playoffs last season after he was surpassed by converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery . Read More »

LeBron James' LA home vandalised with graffiti

Los Angeles police officer Aareon Jefferson said police were called to the house in the upscale Brentwood neighbourhood around 6:45am, and by the time they arrived the graffiti had been painted over by property management staff. Television crews interview pedestrians gathered across from the front gate of a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James , Wednesday, May 31, 201, in Los Angeles. Read More »

Gareth Bale declares himself fit for Champions League final

Khedira said of his critics at the time of the move: "You should never judge people you don't know". Real Madrid will nearly definitely come out with an A-plus effort; will Juventus follow suit? He had a very hard second part of the season, but now he is back and we are very happy that we can count on him. Read More »

Durant not feeling pressure of NBA decider

Complications from a recent back surgery have kept Golden State coach Steve Kerr away from the team's bench since its first-round playoff series against Portland. Durant is expected to be the difference-maker this time around for the Warriors as he seeks his first National Basketball Association championship. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka v Alexandr Dolgopolov - player profiles


Murray, who was runner-up at Roland Garros past year, has been struggling in 2017 and looked uncomfortable at times during the opening set. It was a similar story in the third set with both players pummeling each other until Wawrinka broke Dolgopolov a second time to clinch victory and deny the world number 89 his first third round spot in Paris since 2011. Read More »

With latest batting failure, Roy proving England's weak link

Mortaza, also Bangladesh's captain in Adelaide, played down the significance of that result by telling reporters at the Oval on Wednesday: "Look, it was a long time back". Pakistan will play its inaugural match in the tournament against arch-rivals India on Sunday at Birmingham . Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow , Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Joe Root , Sam Billings, Jake Ball, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes , David Willey, Chris Woakes , Mark ... Read More »

Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Four at Roland Garros

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is also on the bill, facing Joao Sousa on Court Suzanne Lenglen. "I was just hanging in there, being aggressive and waiting for my moment". PARIS French flair will grace the main Roland Garros showcourt on Thursday as Alize Cornet and 15th seed Gael Monfils seek to progress to the third round. Read More »

Japan toasts Sato after Indy 500 triumph

Realizing that his discriminatory tweet rubbed readers the wrong way, Frei removed it from his feed; however the tweet had already gone viral. His tweet immediately set off a storm online, leading to Frei quickly deleting the tweet and sending out another message: "I apologize ". Read More »

NBA Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Golden State stormed through the Western Conference Playoffs without losing - sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs in four games each to claim the conference title. But this faceoff between the Cavaliers and the Warriors will feature the addition of Kevin Durant , who left Oklahoma City for Oakland in hopes for a chance to win a championship . Read More »

Stanley Cup Final 2017: Predators vs


After his second goal, Guentzel is up to 19 points in the playoffs, just two away from tying the playoff record for rookies. "You look back to good games and make yourself feel good". He also scored the game-winner with 3:17 left to win game one. "After that, we have confidence that we're going to score goals". That gave Pittsburgh three goals in the first 3:28 of the third. Read More »

Best of social media from French Open day five


Kyrgios said he needs to rest and practice well at the same time: 'I haven't been hitting enough tennis balls. "So I don't think I was match-ready to play best-of-five sets, but he played well today. Still, it takes on-court success to lead a sport, and Kyrgios' uneven attitude during matches can derail him at a moment's notice. Kyrgios' on-court drama hasn't always resulted in broken fiberglass. Read More »

Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final


The first period unspooled with Pittsburgh matching its entire output from Game 1 , spraying Rinne from all over, which he probably did not mind. "The first game I thought we played well". Through five periods, the Preds controlled pace, style of play and puck possession, just not the scoreboard. He didn't return in the period. Boston did the same thing against Vancouver in 2011, also a seven-game series. Read More »

Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy


The Nashville Predators are frustrated at coming up empty after outplaying the Pittsburgh Penguins for most of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final but remain confident in their ability to turn things around. "We're going back home , we're going to win the next game and then we'll see what happens from there", Subban said. Rinne is now 1-6-2 lifetime against Pittsburgh - his lone win came in relief at Nashville - and he entered the series with a.880 save percentage and a ... Read More »

Kerber's season hits new low with French Open pummelling


In a way, her premature exit from Roland Garros might be a bit of a relief for Kerber, who can now switch her focus to the grass, where she made the Wimbledon final a year ago. American Venus Williams beat China's Wang Qiang 6-4 7-6 (7-3) on the 20th anniversary of her debut at Roland Garros. Victory over compatriot Ekaterina Kozlova allowed Tsurenko for the first time in his career to reach the second round of the Open championship of France. Read More »

Borders rugby stars to start for the Lions

Lions XV: Stuart Hogg , Anthony Watson , Jonathan Joseph , Ben Te'o , Tommy Seymour , Jonathan Sexton, Greig Laidlaw; Joe Marler , Rory Best , Kyle Sinckler , Alun Wyn Jones , Iain Henderson , Ross Moriarty , Sam Warburton (captain), Taulupe Faletau . Read More »

Manu Ginobili's possible last National Basketball Association game


Steph Curry top-scored for the Warriors with 36 points. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors . SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Boston played well, but I think the Spurs always have that mentality that they can win any game. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo could have joined Juventus under Capello, says former Real star


Like Juve, they are buoyed by winning their domestic league. Massimiliano Allegri's men are on a run of six consecutive Serie A triumphs and will try to shake off the club's unwanted tag as Europe's most regular almost men. This was the team Antonio Conte built. Now, there can be no doubts over the 49-year-old's credentials as he takes his second shot at the biggest prize in world football. Read More »

Oklahoma Facing Oregon In NCAA Golf Finals

Michael Feagles won the fifteenth to get to two down. Schwab missed the green to the left, failed to make birdie and conceded the match. Giovanni Tadiotto, who had erased a deficit in his morning quarterfinal match, closed from three down to one down with three to go. Read More »

3000 to sweep series vs. Golden State Warriors

In just about 24 hours the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. And while many may be growing exhausted of seeing the same players on the game's biggest stage, there are still plenty of storylines to keep us all tuned in. Read More »

Gatland reveals first Lions squad

While Warburton admitted priority number one is to win any which way this weekend, the Wales flanker also conceded the Lions would accept defeat in one of the warm-up matches to boost their Test series chances. "I don't care how we win". After being named as a shock Lions call-up Sinckler said: "If I am not excited about going out there to hit people for a living, then I don't want to play the game". Read More »

Cazorla out for another five months


He added: "I have had complications: I picked up bacteria in the operating room, the bone got an infection, the scar did not close and I had a skin graft". They gave me a contract extension before I had my surgery. Sadly, the most recent surgery issues might just mean that the club will need to replace him sooner than first expected. Read More »

Tensions rise between Dean Barker and Ben Ainslie after America's Cup crash

Skippered by Australian Jimmy Spithill, Oracle beat Britain's Land Rover BAR by 39 seconds, lost to Sweden's Artemis Racing by 39 seconds and beat SoftBank Team Japan by 54 seconds. It was the second time Ainslie has been involved in a crash in Bermuda, having been involved in a collision with Team New Zealand during practice last week. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Proteas confident despite England loss, says de Villiers

This year, the Champions Trophy , which is being hosted in England and Wales will feature top 8 cricketing nations India , Pakistan , Australia , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh , England , South Africa and New Zealand . But as the runs kept coming, an increasingly frustrated Stokes exchanged words with Tamim and mockingly patted him on the shoulder at the end of the 32nd over, with umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervening to calm tempers. Read More »

England v Bangladesh: Everything you need to know

Roy has been a mainstay alongside Alex Hales at the top of England's limited-overs batting line-up since the 2015 World Cup but has struggled of late and scored just 33 runs in his last five one-day worldwide knocks. Bangladesh will aim to emulate their 2015 World Cup win over England , when Mahmudullah's hundred paved the way for a memorable victory at the Adelaide Oval . Read More »

Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli's record, becomes fastest to 7000 ODI runs


He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord's. South Africa (122) lost the series 2-1 to England, but managed to hold on to their top position in the team rankings despite losing a point. Hashim Amla was the leading run-scorer for the Proteas with 152 including two fifties and a top score of 73. England takes on Bangladesh in the tournament opener on June 1, while South Africa take on Sri Lanka on June 3. Read More »

Guentzel scores pair, Pens chase Rinne in 4-1 win

The Pittsburgh Penguins took home a 4-1 win Wednesday in nearly the exact same fashion as their Game 1 win. Malkin and Guentzel, meanwhile, are in a full blown foot race for the Conn Smythe. It was goaltending that also did in Laviolette in his last run to the Cup Final. Those numbers ballooned after the first two games against the Penguins. Read More »

Round One exits for Kerber, Erakovic at Roland-Garros


She was undecided until late last week whether to even try to play in the French Open . She sustained damage to tendons, along with injuries to all five fingers and two nerves, during the attack. How the seeds fared: Apart from Kerber, former US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci and 2017 Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni also crashed out of the women's event, but Gilles Muller was the only men's seed to fall. Read More »

Knicks trying to trade for Blazers' first round pick


In this report, it should be noted that the Brooklyn Nets , who have one late first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft , are also considered a team with interest in dealing with the Blazers. Members of the organization see several players as potential options for the No. 8 pick, including French prospect Frank Ntilikina , Kentucky guard Malik Monk and North Carolina State guard Dennis Smith Jr . Read More »

The NFL is relaxing its celebration rules


The downside here is that we may see an uptick in ties, given how many times we see teams trade field goals in overtime without being able to score a second time. It will make for one interesting "purge" type day, when teams have to trim their rosters down to 53. In the past, teams have been allowed to move one player from IR to the active roster per season, at the midway point. Read More »

James speaks out against racism after home vandalised


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are four wins away from repeating as National Basketball Association champions in what may go down as one of the greatest championship showdowns ever, but standing in their way is a sharpshooting Golden State Warriors team that beat them in the 2015 Finals. Read More »

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

Highlights of the Rome Masters final match between Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic . The Serbian star broke up with coach Boris Becker last December, and split from the remainder of his coaching staff earlier this month. In the hope of getting his career back on track for the second half of 2017, Djokovic chose to part ways with three members of his coaching staff, and to be fair to him that did work to his benefit to some extent. Read More »

Memorial a home tourney only by location for Jason Day


Well, 40-plus years later, the Memorial Tournament still bespeaks quality. "Probably not, because that wasn't the norm", Nicklaus said. With that out of the way, we'll look at each pricing tier on DraftKings and see which players are worth looking at for your picks and lineups. Read More »