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EUROPA Final has lost 'glow' - Ajax coach

The first of Sevilla's three consecutive titles was won the hard way, on penalties, with a team that included Barcelona-bound Ivan Rakitic and former Arsenal Invincible Jose Antonio Reyes. "At a certain point, at 24-25, they are ready to take the next step to a different club and we know that". While getting the Champions League is a goal, the real focus is winning the cup, according to Ander Herrera , 27. Read More »

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

And, oh, is he good in front of the net, aggressive with forwards in the crease, seeing seemingly everything and occasionally making saves with a Dominik Hasek-like contortion. In a stunning turnaround, Vaughn made up a four-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and a lot of help from Wake Forest sophomore Jennifer Kupcho, who led the entire final round until a triple bogey on the 17th hole. Read More »

Will Power confident for Indianapolis 500


Most of all, Dixon and Franchitti considered themselves fortunate that no one was hurt in the incident. Cheever will be part of the ABC broadcast team that will bring one of America's traditional events into homes for the 53rd consecutive year. Read More »

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Cleveland committed 15 turnovers, including five in the fourth quarter. Jerebko, in just 12½ minutes, went 2-for-2 on his 3-point attempts to finish with 10 points, five rebounds, a blocked shot and an assist. "I feel like we're humble enough to know we haven't played well at home", he said. "Because they got a tough group over there". It doesn't seem to matter what LeBron James does. Read More »

Don't blame me for Arsenal missing top 4 spot -Wenger


It scuppered their title hopes and raised questions about the depth of Klopp's squad, but they edged home on Sunday, finishing fourth after a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough kept them above Arsenal . Since his arrival from Japanese outfit Nagoya in 1996, Wenger has claimed 15 major trophies, three Manager of the Season Awards and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Read More »

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

Avery Bradley may have hit the final dagger against the Cavaliers , but Marcus Smart's superlative effort in the Celtics' upset win in Game 3 should not go unnoticed. "He's human, so he's going to have a night like this", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. The Celtics kept charging in the fourth quarter and a Jerebko 3-pointer cut the Cavs' lead to 87-85 with 11:41 to go. Read More »

Silence, applause as Man Utd and Ajax honour Manchester victims


Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, says Monday's attack will undoubtedly have scarred the team , but he's optimistic they'll win. Given the Europa League - then branded as the UEFA Cup - was one of the trophies which he eluded him, he believes the prospect of winning it has appeal to United. Read More »

Wenger to decide future after FA Cup final

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his belief that Hector Bellerin is ideal for the role of a wing-back, after switching up his side's formation in an effort to kick-start some form for the team. One is what happens with the manager. They managed to get points and we had a few results which didn't go our way. "I think what is the most important for us is to win the football game we play on Sunday". Read More »

Antonio Conte Named 2016-17 Premier League Manager of the Season

Their performances against teams at the bottom of the table have been unpredictable, and they have conceded a huge number of goals (42, compared to City's 39, Chelsea's 33, United's 29 and Spurs' 26). "Otherwise we risk a lot". Rumors have surrounded Diego Costa for most of this season-they even threatened to derail the team's progress in January following a reported training-ground row. Read More »

Mike Condon: Mike Condon surrenders three goals in Game 7


Can the Senators get past the nightmare? In an odd move, after the third goal coach Guy Boucher pulled Anderson and replaced him with Condon. Boucher said he was trying not to use a timeout. The Pittsburgh Penguins gave the Ottawa Senators a sound thrashing in Game 5. "Oh yeah, absolutely. That's not an issue", said Karlsson . "He was a monster out there for us and that's what we need". Read More »

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

The same reporter bothered Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey in the second round for suggesting that the Cavs "dominated" the Raptors when phrasing a question. Imagine looking the best basketball player in the world dead in the eye and trying to compare your work at a Division III school to his performance in the NBA Playoffs. Read More »

Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs

LeBron James had his worst game of the postseason with 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting, including 0-for-4 on three-pointers. Thomas got through the first half of Friday's 44-point loss in Game 2 before the team shut him down to avoid further injury. Read More »

Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108

ATL on 5/4/16). The result: The Celtics won 111-108 on Avery Bradley's last-second 3-pointer to make it a 2-1 series. Curry scored 36 points and Durant weighed in with 29 as the Warriors powered to a 129-115 win to complete a 4-0 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals series. Read More »

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell


Dixon sat out morning practice ahead of qualifying, and admitted he had some nerve-racking moments across his four laps, with the wind exiting turn two in particular causing issues for many drivers during the day. "The Andretti team have done that in the past are they are very good at having the extra vehicle and making that extra auto run fast". Thirty-two cars qualified. Read More »

Gallery: Real Stars Lift La Liga Trophy

However, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after just one minute and 40 seconds and despite the efforts of a Malaga side who gave everything, Karim Benzema doubled Madrid's lead 10 minutes after the break. In the aftermath of the win, different Real Madrid players shared their thoughts and jubilation with the press. "We have won a very hard league against one of the best teams in the world in Barca and Zidane has done a phenomenal job". Read More »

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

Cavs F LeBron James trails Michael Jordan (5,987 points) by just 28 points for first place in National Basketball Association playoff history in scoring. Kyrie Irving had 29 points and Kevin Love recorded 28 points for Cleveland in the loss. Marcus Smart morphed into a sharpshooter, LeBron James showed flaws, and Avery Bradley's game-winning 3-pointer kissed the rim, snuggled with the backboard, and somehow dropped through the nets. Read More »

Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after Arsenal's appeal rejected

It scuppered their title hopes and raised questions about the depth of Klopp's squad, but they edged home on Sunday, finishing fourth after a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough kept them above Arsenal . "Of course you can look everywhere for where we dropped this point". It would have been nice to see us win but if the team can't even be bothered to put some effort in then I'm not going to allow it to ruin my weekend. Read More »

Milner warns signings not to disrespect Liverpool by joining for Champions League

Arsenal's loss was Liverpool's gain as they qualified for Europe's top competition for just the second time since 2009. "But then in the middle the performances went backwards", he said. "One thing you can not question is my love for this club". Their season is heavily dependent on Wednesday's Europa League final, where they could add another trophy to their EFL Cup title this season. Read More »

Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka


Whether this spells curtains for Giroud in the summer we will have to wait and see, but certainly, Giroud may find his starts limited next season. The England all time record goalscorer went on to add: "This season I haven't played as much as I would have liked to". Read More »

Playoffs exit could spell retirement for Spurs great Ginobili

The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard once again in Game 3 and then they lost David Lee to a knee injury early on. "Everybody else is sad at some point but if you have half a brain and put things in perspective, for the first year without Timmy's leadership and a lot of new players, these guys got it together to win 61 games and just got better and better as the playoffs proceeded". Read More »

Warriors coach Kerr uncertain for NBA Finals return

Ginobili's uncertain future is one of many questions the Spurs are awaiting answers on this offseason. An NBA title in 2015, a 73-9 record last season catapulted made them perhaps America's most popular sports team and the acquisition of Kevin Durant for this season has the team enjoying the fruits of their labor. Read More »

Warriors finish their sweep of the West

Steph Curry top-scored for the Warriors with 36 points. "We have a bigger goal in mind", Durant said. The Spurs don't need him to play 32 minutes a night as he did in this final game of the season, and he still showed he has plenty to give. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Speaks On Arsenal's Miss of Top 4 Spot, Champions League

Arsenal will be missing from the Champions League for the first time in 20 years next season. "Obviously the bigger the games you play and the bigger the competitions the more we are going to improve as a team". There was a similar gap between fourth-placed Liverpool and their Merseyside rivals. James Milner has a warning for any players wanting to join Liverpool ahead of their European return: Do not sign if the sole reason is Champions League football. Read More »

Warriors complete sweep of Spurs to advance to NBA Finals


Less than a half hour after the Warriors punched their ticket to the NBA Finals Monday night, Golden State owner Joe Lacob told reporters that he's looking forward to facing the Cavs once again, and that the Warriors were the better team past year despite losing the series. Read More »

Spurs beat Man United to finish as Premier League runners-up

The times at Tottenham are certainly a changing. Spurs's new stadium will in theory be open for business in time for the 2018/19, and will somewhat cheekily be 1,000 seats bigger than Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. We're a family on and off the pitch. Captain Wayne Rooney gave Man United hope of a recovery when he poked in from Anthony Martial's delivery, but they were unable to spoil the leaving party. Read More »

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations


Using the ball as a prop , celebrating on the ground and group demonstrations will now all be legal. Twerking is still out. Goodell said he spoke to more than 80 current and former players in deciding how to change the celebration rules, CBS News reported . Read More »

Paul Menard Finishes 9th in Monster Energy Open

The Monster Energy Open, the qualifier before the main event , might have produced better racing than the All-Star Race. "But everybody in the second, third, and fourth row is going to jump and do what they can to roll-up on the situation", Johnson said. Read More »

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss


Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals . Read More »

Zinedine Zidane revels in Real Madrid's La Liga triumph

It was a lot of years without winning it and we knew that the league is everything. "There is nothing better as a coach and professionally it is the happiest day of my life". Atlético de Madrid had 78, Sevilla had 72 and Villareal and Real Sociedad had 67 and 64 points, respectively. "We were not consistent enough", Enrique said. Read More »

Senators draw first blood in conference final

While the Senators penalty kill clicks at 88.9 percent, they still take more minor penalties than any team left in the playoffs and have been shorthanded 45 times this postseason, third-most among all 16 teams. "What is said is received and we go out and do our job ", said defenceman Dion Phaneuf . So the speed is going to have to start there. It was the type of punch back the Senators were expecting from the defending Stanley Cup champions, but they had no answer, and now head home ... Read More »

Man City beats Watford 5-0, qualifies for Champions League


However, Jesus returned to full fitness a stronger player and ended the campaign in strong fashion, prompting plenty of praise from a number of experts and fellow pros in the game. Aguero then told reporters in the mixed zone that he would be staying, just as he stepped onto the City bus outside Vicarage Road. But the respite for Watford was brief as Gomes was soon picking the ball out of the net again. Read More »

Nashville Puts Anaheim on the Brink

Predators winger Filip Forsberg appreciated the lift from Gaudreau and Sissons. Aberg, especially, was extremely effective in his game-winning goal with nine minutes to play in the game. I just can't see Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and co. going quiet for back-to-back games when a trip to the Stanley Cup Final is on the line. John Gibson has given up 38 goals on 466 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed six goals on 63 shots. Read More »

Golden State Warriors sweep San Antonio Spurs, advance to NBA Finals


Some bad fortune which happens to all of us at some point in our lives and we don't get to be the last team standing. The Cavs barely eked out the series in seven game and Golden State was missing defensive anchor Andrew Bogut for most of it - not to mention Draymond Green's suspension for Game 5. Read More »