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Arsenal failure to make top four would be "frustrating", Wenger says

Qualifying for the Champions League is crucial for teams who want to bolster their squad during the summer transfer window (and not lose top talent). But Wenger insisted there was nothing unusual about the atmosphere. Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez will continue proving his worth at Arsenal for the long term after the Chilean worldwide led the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday (16 May) by scoring two goals. Read More »

Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

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The points make him virtually a lock for the FedEx Cup playoffs this year, and the $940,000 was his second-highest paycheck behind his victory in the Match Play Championship seven years ago. Kim gets $1.89 million for his second PGA Tour victory, and a three-year exemption to the Masters. "I didn't expect that I could be the champion of this tournament at this young age", Kim told a news conference. Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo live stream

They travel on Sunday to La Rosaleda and a draw should be enough to win the title. Malaga will be as tough as this game but we're very motivated. And Ronaldo has said Zidane's management has been good. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Celta did manage to pull a goal back when Guidetti's effort deflected past the helpless Navas off Ramos. "He can be happy". Read More »

Lakers Land No. 2 Pick in 2017 Draft

On Sunday, the Boston Celtics, the top team in the NBA Eastern Conference, won Game 7 and moved on to the Conference Finals. Cleveland won the other games by a combined 35 points, including a 114-91 romp on April 5. -Mannix suggested the best way for the Celtics to try to catch the Cavaliers is to build a roster "organically, and you can do that, and by next year be a team that's so much improved that you are a real threat". Read More »

Cavaliers destroy Celtics in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals

LeBron James saw the Cleveland Cavaliers to a convincing win over the Boston Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers also struggled from deep ending up shooting 11/31 total, with a spectacular night and display of hot-hand from Kevin Love being the only consistent player from deep hitting 6 of his 9 attempts leading to a 32 point showing and pulling in 12 rebounds as well. Read More »

Kyle Lowry Looking To Move West In Free Agency?

We pictured Pawcho as a game that could be played as a collaborative effort between parent and child. "They have good players, even without Kyle", Lue added. Down 0-3, it's impossible to win, I guess (according to) the odds. It's incredible for somebody with that amount of mileage on him to be able to come back and seem faster and quicker that next year. Read More »

Justin Schultz exits Game 2 after big hit into boards

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The Penguins made shooting more of a priority coming into Game 2. Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots before getting the hook, but he is a big reason why the Penguins are where they are. 87. Somebody said they wanted to be in front of you more. "The offence comes down to winning battles". "We've got to know what we are, and we've got to know what we're able to do". Read More »

Gennady Golovkin slams 'boring' Canelo Alvarez ahead of super-fight

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The real fireworks came after the fight. "You think I lost my focus?" "So as soon as they say let's sign on the dotted line, then it's time to go to training camp". Reaction to the fight announcement was inevitably enthusiastic. Alvarez vs Chavez Jr went on distance. Former world middleweight champion Chavez Jnr is the son of the ring icon of the same name and his father is Alvarez's idol. Read More »

Carrick 'desperate' to win Europa League

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But although United have gone 17 European home games without defeat, Celta have scored in all six of their Europa League away matches this season and Herrera says everyone in United red will have to be on their game. They were walking with their heads low, so finally they sing, the scarves, it's nice for them, honestly. "We have had many draws as well and there were some fantastic teams that we played against", Wenger said. Read More »

Ronaldo double puts Madrid within point of title

However, they don't trust Málaga and they need to recover after the tough game in Galicia. "Doing the double? We're only thinking about Sunday", he added. "He (Rodriguez) is with us, although today he has not trained because he received a heavy blow (to his foot)", Zidane said. Ronaldo played in that match , scoring two goals, and he is also going to play on Wednesday in Vigo . Read More »

Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

West Brom put up a stubborn defence, frustrating Chelsea's efforts, so Conte made a decision to take off Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez and bring on Batshuayi, surprisingly, and Willian. "He has also a very strong management team, with his coaches and Steve Holland". A sixth title is now in the bag and the men in blue will want to give the fans a performance worthy of champions. Read More »

Pochettino vows that Spurs will keep fighting for league title

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is yet to concede the title to Chelsea , but admits it will be "difficult" for his side after defeat at West Ham . I think all the players are disappointed about that. "Things haven't been our way and we haven't won any titles". Speaking to the BBC after Tottenham's lost, Pochettino commented that, "It's not over" before explaining that he and his team will "have to wait but are thinking that it will be hard to catch Chelsea ". Read More »

Eastern Conference Finals: How to watch Game 1 of Cavs vs. Celtics

We know from Thomas that Paul Pierce told him winning is hard and isn't for everybody, but after Game 7 we know winning is for Isaiah Thomas . That's because throughout this season the conversation hasn't so much been about which team would come out of the East, as much as how much resistance any team could offer the Cavs. Read More »

Warriors overcome big deficit to beat Spurs in Game 1

In the Spurs' two regular season wins, they were able to hold the Dubs to less than a 100 points, which is below their season average of 115.9 points per game . Aldridge became the first Spur to score 34 points with 12 rebounds in a playoff game since Tim Duncan against Phoenix in 2008. During the regular season, the Spurs had the best defense in the National Basketball Association and the Warriors had the top offense. Read More »

Ligue 1: Monaco, le point final de l'épopée

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Et quand bien même Monaco perdrait ses deux derniers matches, comment le PSG, à qu'il ne reste plus qu'une partie, ferait-il pour combler l'écart des différences de buts (+73 pour l'ASM; +56 pour les Parisiens)? C'est tout proche. Avec un bon groupe qui vit comme ça, beaucoup de force, de bonnes qualités, on ne peut que se régaler sur le terrain. Les duels entre Dijon et Nancy d'une part, et Bastia et Lorient de l'autre vont valoir très cher! "Cela a été un plaisir de les voir jouer toute la ... Read More »

NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs

No one has gotten to the Predators since. Well, that's up for debate. Earlier, the Ducks opened the scoring on their first power play to take a 1-0 lead through Corey Perry with 4:25 left in the second period. Anaheim had led 1-0 through 40 minutes but lost for the first time in the postseason when defending a lead in the third period. In their Game 2 triumph, Vatanen scored while Cam Fowler had two assists and Shea Theodore, Josh Manson and Brandon Montour each had one. Read More »

Senators tie game late, win pivotal matchup with Rangers in overtime

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The starting lineup for the home team was Tanner Glass, Derek Stepan , Rick Nash , Ryan McDonagh , Dan Giradi and Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes. Ottawa holds a 3-2 series lead. NY will hope to replicate a performance in which they simply overwhelmed the Senators in Game 3. Lundqvist, of course, had his fair share of (justified) critics after surrendering six goals in an overtime loss to Ottawa the last time the two teams met. Read More »

3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

A play-off for the fourth and final Champions League spot could eventualise between Liverpool and Arsenal, while Manchester City could face Liverpool in a play-off for third place, the victor of which would advance directly to the main draw of the premier European competition, the loser heading for the qualifying route. Read More »

Third-period goal is the difference in 1-0 win

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Mike Hoffman, Marc Methot, Derick Brassard, Zack Smith and Kyle Turris scored for the Senators , who now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Matt Murray , the Pens regular season starter who was injured in warmups before the first game of the postseason, spelled Fleury, who had his shortest and worst appearance this playoff season. Read More »

Another reason for Predators' playoff success? A red hot penalty kill

Preds winger James Neal took an assist from P.K. Subban in overtime to finally subdue the exhausted, but game, Anaheim Ducks . To put that into perspective, Fisher started the night at eighth among all players in the playoffs for face-off win percentage with more than 100 draws (55.4 percent, 99-of-179). Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

After a mishap for Vandoorne's McLaren, a virtual safety vehicle let Hamilton choose the opportune moment to pit to take on softs, with Ferrari responding by pitting Vettel a lap later. "That was unsafe", a breathless Hamilton said over the team radio. He blocked me, in the end I managed to get past, but by then I had lost an bad lot of time. Read More »

Simeone: Nothing is impossible for Atletico Madrid

Now the "cream" scored as many points as the Catalan club, but have one more game in hand. Costa was also the man at fault as he was harshly adjudged to have handled inside his own box after a sensational piece of skill from Neymar eight minutes from time . Read More »

Pens even series with Sens

With the win the Senators took a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final. But seriously, how can a team, even one as good as the Penguins, expect to win in the playoffs without its three most prolific puck movers from the back end? Matt Murray , the 22-year-old Thunder Bay native who was a sensation in the Penguins 2016 Cup win, skated out to replace Fleury. Read More »

Real Madrid on verge of title after Ronaldo inspires win at Celta

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Both teams have 87 points, but the Catalan club leads on the head-to-head tiebreaker. "We know that they're a good opponent and it'll be hard, just like it was against Sevilla and will be against Malaga". The Galician club have lost four of their last five league encounters against Real Madrid at Balaidos . The Portugal star missed the chance for a hat trick in the 75th minute, incredibly missing from close range with only the goalkeeper to beat. Read More »

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming gets rambunctious

Later that morning, Royal Mo was vanned to the New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania's renowned veterinary facility in nearby Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Lookin At Lee , the Derby runner-up, worked a half-mile in 0:51.20 before galloping out in 1:04.80. He started in the No. 1 hole and stayed close to the rail on the sloppy track. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leads Roush Fenway Racing back to victory lane

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I was hoping we were going to be able to rebound and gain a couple of spots, but we just didn't get in the right lane, and our auto wasn't very good in the pack". All drivers involved walked away uninjured. In fact, only one competitor claims more victories at the 2.66-mile behemoth overall - his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, who amassed 10 victories there. Read More »

Major League Baseball won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

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His line is still lagging - after Thursday, the 24-year-old is still hitting just.223/.325/.476 - but he's 10-for-30 with four homers in his last eight games and is well on his way to getting healthy in the stat categories. After Monday's game, the Red Sox issued a statement reading, "The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few". Read More »

Cavs cruise past Raptors, Leonard shines for Spurs

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The Spurs said Thursday that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. The Spurs got their usual effort from Kawhi Leonard , who had 34 points with seven rebounds and eight assists. Parker joined longtime teammate Tim Duncan as the only players born outside the United States to score 4,000 points in the postseason. The Rockets' deficit became insurmountable in the fourth, as San Antonio outscored Houston 33-13 in that quarter. Read More »

Smith's IPL team rises to occasion to reach final

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Mumbai need 163 to win the game. Sundar then dealt decisive blow to remove unsafe Kieron Pollard (7) caught by Steve Smith who had smartly positioned himself at short mid-wicket in similar fashion as Rayudu's wicket. Against Mumbai , he could only muster 14 off his first 17 balls. In the 19th over, Mitchell McClenaghan, aiming for a yorker produced a beamer that Tiwary dispatched to the fence. Read More »

NHL playoffs: Energized Ducks beat Predators, even Western finals

I don't care". Ducks defenseman Josh Manson said Kesler would be in his head a little bit if he was playing against one of the finalists for the Selke trophy given to the NHL's best defensive forward. Five of their six defensemen made their way onto the scoresheet, combining for six total points (one goal, five assists). The Nashville Predators look to protect their home ice and take a 2-1 series lead. Read More »

Barcelona or Bayern Munich would have sacked me by now - Guardiola

We'll see what happens next season. "We're going to travel to Watford to win and to finish third". Guardiola spoke glowingly of the Argentine international's years of service to the club. He's been key to City winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup - but Zabaleta has proven to be so much more than a brilliant footballer. Read More »

LeBron James turns back on Kelly Olynyk in Game 1

The Celtics prevailed, which means they are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in five years. The Celtics exerted a lot of effort to win a highly competitive Game 7 over the Wizards and now play a rested Cavaliers team on one day's rest. Read More »