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Frugal Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final

The calming influence of skipper Rohit Sharma (26 off 24 balls) and his 54-run fourth wicket association with the consistent Krunal Pandya (45 not out, 30b, 8x4) finally sealed it for Mumbai last night. Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said that the pitch was not easy to bat on and that their plan to score around 140. "That's been the hallmark of this team, we're not dependent on one individual", Rohit said at the post-match press conference. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger: We need 1-2 top quality signings

Holding has been a rare bright spark to be excited about from this season, with our club enduring it's worst league finish in the Wenger-era. Arsene Wenger says his "professionalism or commitment" can not be questioned but that uncertainty over his future contributed to Arsenal failing to qualify for the Champions League . Read More »

Premier League champ Chelsea cancels title parade after Manchester attack

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Victor Moses says Antonio Conte has resurrected his Chelsea career and helped him begin to enjoy football again after several uninspiring loan spells. "We lost two games in a row against Liverpool and Arsenal ". Has Wenger lost his tactical edge? Chelsea and Arsenal have faced each other twice already this season which each team winning their home game in the Premier League. Read More »

Hamilton concedes Vettel has the advantage in Monaco

He was fourth here for Ferrari a year ago while teammate Kimi Raikkonen did not finish the race. In Monaco , qualifying is vital for a good starting position on the grid because of the narrow track around the streets. But while his teammate Vettel had a frustrating day, Raikkonen's was bad. The Dutchman bounced over the kerbs at the first Swimming Pool chicane in the first session, damaging the car's floor, and in a lurid start to the second session he cut the second Swimming Pool ... Read More »

Instant Analysis: Preds, Ducks Clash in Playoffs Again

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They swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round and then polished off a very good St. Louis Blues team. "We've been fortunate to win [three games] and now it doesn't feel good because I think we had a couple of scoring chances but couldn't find the back of the net in overtime". Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

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I am happy, for this season I am happy, and I hope to stay here for many years". The council's executive member for culture and leisure, Luthfur Rahman, said: "The Great CityGames and Great Manchester Run are two of the real highlights of Manchester's sporting calendar". Read More »

Predators wear down Gibson, Ducks

He entered Game 2 of the Western Conference Final with a 0.950 save percentage, a 1.41 goals against average and nine wins (not to mention three assists) - all tops in the National Hockey League. Now, he has helped the Ducks get within a series of the Stanley Cup final. "I don't think you can put it any other way: We need to emotionally get ourselves involved in the game right away", Cogliano said. Read More »

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

Crosby, who expressed confidence in his team's chances heading into Game 7 - he said his team "probably deserved better" in Game 6 - is 4-2 with two goals and two assists in six career Game 7s. “I think its fun to kind of get lost in those moments and to just do what you can do, ” Penguins goaltender Matt Murray said. The 35-year-old struggled through Games 4 and 5 - allowing seven goals - but it was evident early that he had his game back in this one. Read More »

NHL Playoffs 2017: Ducks injuries cause for concern

And it's up to us to score more goals than they do. "The crowds have always been pretty big outside, but I don't know if I've ever seen one like that". "(Aberg's) a guy who in my opinion could have been playing on our team all year, but we have so much and so much experience ... that it didn't happen". Read More »

Danny Ainge: Lonzo Ball 'politely said no' to pre-Draft workout

They will need to adjust their assessment strategy accordingly. "It's been like that all year; a lot of guys counting us out". The elephant in the room is Lonzo's bloviating, argumentative father Lavar Ball who's drawn the ire and side-eye of many, but, despite some rumors, whether the Big Baller Brand Patriarch influences an organization is still unknown. Read More »

LeBron James' Keys to Game 4: 'Win'

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Before his rough performance Sunday, James , 32, was having arguably the best postseason of his illustrious National Basketball Association career. This was one of LeBron's least productive games, not just as a Cav, but overall. Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 19 points, and Jae Crowder added 18 points and eight rebounds. Read More »

Jose proud of players as football put in perspective

I'm happy that I scored here today in the final because everyone was saying, "You're going to score in the final" and after the last game against Celta Vigo I was dreaming about scoring in the final and I did. "But we got it all". With all their heart they wanted Manchester United to win. We fought hard for this since the beginning. "I am very humble when I play finals". Read More »

Trio of 65s lead Colonial; 2-time champs 2 back, Spieth even

Five top 10s incliding a win already this season, this price seems generous. The 30-year-old picked up five strokes in a blistering outward half of 30 before three back-nine birdies were partially offset by bogeys at the 10th and 18th. "It is true players like Snedeker and Zach Johnson play good here, but it doesn't mean long hitters can't play well". He made a 15-footer for quadruple bogey, and finished with a 73 to miss the cut at 5 over. Read More »

Champagne and cigars for Conte if Chelsea triumph

Even winning the FA Cup for a record seventh time would not convince some he is the right man but Wenger insists his decision will be what is right for the club and not what is the most popular option. Gabriel is injured and Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt. "We are very close (in thought) to the families of the people who died in Manchester". The German global has been unable to train this week but Wenger is going to make a late decision over his availability so Per ... Read More »

Matt Murray to start Game 4 for the Penguins

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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan puts goalie Mat Murray in for Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals , . Undaunted, they swore to remain true to Boucher's system, while making a few adjustments to create more offense. Fleury has always been the other No. Read More »

Thursday at the Indy 500: Fernando Alonso, Media Day, Vegas picks

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IMS president Doug Boles told Reuters there had been no talks with Liberty about F1 but he would be interested in exploring the idea. "I think, because things have gone well, we've got a good chance". Harvey is from England and will start outside in Row 9 at Indy in the #50 Honda powered vehicle. We want it to end on a strong note, and then we will further evaluate. Read More »

Dominic Thiem: 'I had worse weeks in my life than this one'

After watching Real Madrid playing in La Liga, Nadal trotted along to press where, as always, e had to bat away the speculation of the Ultimate Decimal. “It was a good fight out there. "I'm very happy at the moment", said Thiem. “Sometimes against the best players in the world, you even lose when you play well.”. Read More »

Supergiant secure IPL playoff berth with big win

A major reason for worry for the Mumbai Indians has been their bowling. The game will decide the second entrant of the final. Mumbai would be looking for their third title in the IPL history and RPS would be looking to open their account. Read More »

Conte: Wenger has done 'fantastic' job

The move to the back three by Arsene Wenger was made in response to the leakiness of the back line and to some extent it has worked of late. "[Shkodran] Mustafi is still sick and hasn't trained yet". Wenger: "It's not only about money". Both will have to be addressed by Conte prior to kick-off , as complacency can kill the best of teams in big games. Read More »

Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants 4-1

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Schwarber's seventh homer of the season opened the scoring in the first inning. The cruel north and east winds at Wrigley Field can prohibit the home run hitters from being successful in a changing climate. Getting Schwarber back to good at the plate would be huge for the Cubs. "We're definitely picking up", Hendricks (4-2) said, "getting our legs underneath us". Read More »

Chelsea cancel Premier League title bus tour after Manchester terror attack

Players are to wear black armbands during their FA Cup final match, against Arsenal , on May 27, and will also be making a donation to a fund supporting the victims. "Fans can be assured that all appropriate security measures are in place for the upcoming matches, which includes thorough searches upon entrance to Wembley Stadium, and they are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid any delays in entering the stadium". Read More »

It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

But it all evaporated. Let the hype, and the waiting, begin: Game 1 isn't until June 1. Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not now the top option. Read More »

Mourinho targets Pogba's flawless partner at Man Utd

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's second-half goal sealed United's win and a place in next season's Champions League . All attention on United's imminent journey to the Friends Arena in Stockholm was turned off after Monday's tragedy, with the announcement of 22 deaths and numerous injuries after a bomb was detonated inside the city's MEN Arena after the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert. Read More »

Predators must rein in physicality as West series shifts to Nashville

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Anaheim capitalized on their power play thanks to those penalties and score with just under five minutes remaining in the second period. Johnny Gaudreau finished with two goals in Cologne, Germeny, to take his tournament total to six, and an assist, while Jimmy Howard made 19 saves on his fourth start for the Americans, whose confidence seems to be growing as they stretched their winning run to five games. Read More »

Conte says he'll stay at Premier League champion Chelsea

You come to my home you will be surprised . "But in that moment they were very busy and for this reason I haven't the possibility". "There is always a guy at the club who did not get a medal, a member of staff". But Conte also needed to train his players in that season, reinvigorate their passion and instill his winning mentality in the team . "We won, maybe without deserving it, but we won it". Read More »

Conte and Chelsea hierarchy 'have same point of view' on transfers

He scored 24 goals and registered 10 assists for the Gunners this season and his impressive form has seen him attract interest from the Premier League winners, Manchester City and Bayern Munich . "I want to win the Cup for my club and that's all I care about", he said. So we have to be ready for that. Wenger has steadfastly refused to announce whether he intends to sign a new two-year contract amid growing calls from fans for him to step down. Read More »

Cech wants Arsenal to tie down Sanchez and Ozil

Rudi Garcia's Marseille have been linked with a potential summer move for Giroud as their new American owners seek to challenge newly-crowned champions Monaco and cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain for domestic honours. "It is [tailor-made for him]", Wenger said on Arsenal .com. "With the last cup final, I wasn't on the pitch and that was disappointing for me". "I personally believe that it's important to keep this group of players together, and they will come back stronger next season". Read More »

Monaco Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: FP1 Result After Lewis Hamilton's Fastest Lap

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Moving level with him would see Hamilton only have Michael Schumacher in front of him on 68, and while the Briton is keen to be on top ahead of Sunday's race he is not placing too much importance on the milestone. Ricciardo experienced extreme contrasting emotions in Monaco a year ago when he claimed a first career pole on Saturday only to lose a likely win on Sunday via a botched pit stop. Read More »

Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

James and Durant will square off in the 2017 NBA Finals . But then he added this: "OK, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland ". "But nobody's going to feel sorry for me". The first? Kendrick Perkins, who joined LeBron's Cavs in 2015. This was something Thomas had been dealing with for much of the season, directly tracing the injury back to a game at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves in March that caused him to miss. Read More »

Senators take the champs to the final bell

He and the Penguins just need one more win to give themselves a chance. Who steps up, though, is anyone's guess. Guy Boucher said the Ottawa Senators could choose to approach Game 6 in one of two ways: elimination game or opportunity. If anyone is going to win this game for the Senators, it's going to be Craig Anderson . "I don't want to say it was a turning point, but it was a building point for our offensive side of things", Ryan said. Read More »

Marcus Smart Steps Up for Isaiah Thomas

That will happen with wins in Cleveland on Tuesday and in Boston on Thursday. Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is out for the remainder of the postseason because of a hip injury, and the Cavs had lost just one game at home to an Eastern team in the playoffs dating to 2015. Read More »

Mkhitaryan: I dreamt about scoring in the final

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Manchester United has always been the most hated team in the world , because of its success, but I think everyone wants us to win this time", Harry Charlton, a 33-year-old bricklayer, told the BBC . "Today was all or nothing - nearly nothing for us", Mata said, before smiling. "So it means a lot for me, it means for a lot for the club, for the boys and for the supporters, too, I believe". Read More »

Europa League- ManU defeat Ajax to win the title

Goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed a 2-0 win for the Red Devils - and Champions League qualification - against Ajax Amsterdam at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday night. Silva: "I do not think so, honestly". Sometimes football and life is unfair. "This night would have been incredible for him if he had been on the pitch in his hometown, on the pitch where he played before he left Sweden ". Read More »