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Arsenal denies Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

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Arsenal took a fourth-minute lead with a goal that will be debated long after the final whistle. It was all Arsenal in the first half but a number of goal-line clearances from the Chelsea defence kept the score at 1-0 going into the break. Read More »

Manchester United Win UEFA Europa Cup

Obviously I am happy to be part of that [Europa League win] and in some way help the club win trophies, and that is the way it's been over the last 18 months and a year ago. I've been able to show I'm a goalkeeper that can play for this club. The omission from the England squad, plus Gareth Southgate's indication that his worldwide career is far from over, is an obvious reason why Rooney must search elsewhere for first-team football. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack

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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 . Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season. Read More »

England captain Eoin Morgan plays down concerns over fitness of Ben Stokes

Moeen Ali insisted no one in the England camp was getting carried away after they underlined their Champions Trophy credentials with a comprehensive 72-run one-day global win over South Africa at Headingley. Phehlukwayo then undid Root with a bounce that he tamely mishooked to Hashim Amla. But soon after he'd deposited Parnell into the stands with a huge six he chased a wide loosener from Andile Phehlukwayo and nicked behind for 61. Read More »

Ramsey wants Wenger to stay after scoring FA Cup final winner

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The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League , the first time under Wenger's tenure that Arsenal have failed to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League . As the game lay level, it looked certain to go to extra time . "You always worry in football because you don't know what will happen next". Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. Read More »

Jamie Carragher reacts to Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Twitter

Arsene Wenger says his future as Arsenal manager will be "very clear" following a board meeting on Tuesday, which comes on the back of Saturday's FA Cup final success. The Wenger debate has divided the club's supporters this season, creating what Wenger describes as a "hostile" environment which has effected his players. Read More »

Cavaliers set franchise record, score 75 points in first half vs. Celtics

The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. But then he added this: "OK, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland ". Simple as that. It's good that we're here now. "So however you want to take that, that's how the season's been". Mismanagement doomed the Thunder and their stars were scattered to the wind, doomed to watch LeBron make the Finals over and over and over and over again. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's future 'will all be very clear' next week

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Wenger won the FA Cup for a record seventh time as Arsenal boss after spending most of the season with pressure to step down after 21 seasons in charge. Aaron Ramsey scored the crucial goal in the 79th minute. Chelsea were required to play the last 20 minutes a man down after referee Taylor's second big call of the day, deciding that Moses had thrown himself to the floor under no obvious contact from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Read More »

Cavaliers beat Celtics 135-102, reach finals

The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in the league's final round. Us and Cleveland worked our butts off all year to put ourselves in a position to get a championship. Former NBA point guard Tyronn Lue continues to lead the Cavaliers after taking on the team during last season and helping them to the championship. Read More »

Kevin Durant Cracks Joke About Celtics Taking Nets' Draft Picks

In fact, most analysis of basketball team construction can be boiled down to one question: Can you win a championship with X as your best player? In a series full of megastars like Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay and Red Kelly in Detroit and Richard, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Boom Boom Geoffrion in Montreal, it was an unsung player who became the hero. Read More »

LeBron James Says Thinking About Playing Warriors in Finals Is 'Too Stressful'

If the Cavaliers cut off those cutting lanes, the Warriors may revert to taking more contested 3's. which would actually help them, because they can still hit those at a higher level than Cleveland . Already, the back-and-forth is underway. There figures to be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey gives Arsenal deserved FA Cup victory against Chelsea

Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe. "We stuck in there when it looked like things were against us.It was a game full of surprises". "I think that my players were distracted", he added. Ramsey scored his side's third and crucial goal in the 2013-2014 showpiece against Hull City and was the hero again on Sunday (AEST), cancelling out Diego Costa's goal a few ... Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals yet again

For James , the Finals are an annual rite. After these titans clashed in 2015 and Golden State won, Cleveland ended its curse, rallying to win their first title since, like, Grover Cleveland , and setting up a rubber match we've been waiting over 11 months for. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas fires shot at Arsenal after Chelsea's FA Cup defeat

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No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger , the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team. "They started very well with a great determination and they surprised us a bit". It could have been three in the first '30mins with Arsenal who authoritatively dominate play from the start and missed clear chances to increase their lead. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey wins FA Cup for Arsenal

Chelsea will now embark on what is set to be a busy summer, as Conte seeks to bolster his squad in preparation for a return to the Champions League . But when Wenger steps into their board room for the meeting which will decide his fate on Tuesday, he can argue that the signs of recovery have been there for over a month. Read More »

Jose Mourinho gives big update on pursuit of Bernardo Silva

A 2004 signing from Everton , where he came up through the ranks and became a sensation, Rooney has racked up 253 goals in 559 games for United, becoming the club's leading goalscorer in history earlier this season. "Sir Matt [Busby] was rebuilding the United team after the Munich air disaster and he got the the semi-finals with a very young side, which was a great achievement", Ferguson continued. Read More »

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons

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The FA Cup went to north London instead of west and then dream of the Chelsea Double evaporated as Arsenal defeated the Premier League champions 2-1 at a packed Wembley Stadium this evening. Arsenal took a fourth-minute lead through Alexis Sanchez in controversial circumstances when Aaron Ramsey , who was in offside position, decided against touching the ball, allowing the Chilean to surge forward and fire past Thibaut Courtois from close range. Read More »

Lebron fires Cavs into NBA Finals

Ironically, the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals that same year, but that's another story for another time. Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena. Even if he does win a total of three more titles, he might not get there. Nonetheless, if we get there, and they get there, I want to destroy them. "We have to be ready for the challenge". Read More »

Ramsey wants Wenger to stay after scoring FA Cup final victor

I believe that I just want to do well for his club. Really, Arsenal and Wenger have left it all far too late now for the manager to leave this summer. Wenger had major selection issues with Laurent Koscielny suspended and both Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel injured, so centre-back Per Mertesacker was given his first start of the season. Read More »

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest their starters in advance of the playoffs. "It's the worst part of the year, being eliminated, falling short", said Jae Crowder. Against the Celtics, he was 7-13 (53.8 percent) on threes considered open or wide open, so I think it's safe to call his streak of missing wide open shots an aberration at this point. Read More »

Arsenal's FA Cup win over Chelsea was bad news for Man United

In the second period, the Blues improve, but were dealt a major blow on 68 minutes when Victor Moses was rightly sent off after picking up a second yellow for an obvious dive. The former Juventus coach also refuted claims his players struggled to raise themselves for the final having already secured the Premier League title. Read More »

Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with Game 7 win over Senators

And it also happened to be the first time Kunitz had scored a game-winning goal since April 18, 2015 - which also came in the form of an overtime victor, that one over the New York Islanders in the opening round. Just don't call them cursed. Perhaps their most well-known defenseman, PK Subban, has been shutting down opponents' top-scorers all postseason. Brown, who raised it in 2012 and 2014, is one of just two US captains to win it after the Stars' Derian Hatcher in 1999. Read More »

NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

Cleveland and Golden State become the first teams in National Basketball Association history to square off in 3 consecutive Finals in league history. Although James needed more games than Jordan to overtake him on the postseason scoring list, he still did it at a younger age. The points made James the NBA's all-time leading playoffs scorer. Read More »

Cavaliers Win: The Sneakers of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Champions

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #2: There it is right there. So far, the calculated risk of resting stars has paid off as the Warriors (12-0) are the first team to sweep their first three seven-game series. MARTIN: Actually going just a little beyond Michael Jordan, breaking one of his records. For a long time, we haven't seen such a domination in the playoffs and yet in the conference finals. Read More »

Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

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Speaking to BBC Sport , Wenger said: "I have always been very clear". However, Arsenal fully deserved the win on Saturday, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey , and claimed their thirteenth FA Cup , more than any other club. Read More »

Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game

Luis Enrique , therefore, wants to sign off by securing a ninth trophy before taking a sabbatical year. Luis Suarez will not feature alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in attack due to suspension. Ahead of their third and final meeting of the season, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the final of the Copa Del Rey . In the championship of Spain, Barca lost the competition to the capital's Real Madrid in 3 points, and therefore had to be content with only the second line. Read More »

Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 years, beating Chelsea 2-1

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The match really heated up after Chelsea went down a man, though. They'll have to settle now for just the Premier League title, on the back of a record 30 wins in a 38-game season. Sanchez appeared to block N'Golo Kante's attempted clearance with his arms before running onto the loose ball and slotting beyond Thibaut Courtois , while furious Chelsea players also protested that Ramsey had interfered with play by moving towards the ball from an offside position. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Conte's tactic was clearly all about overpowering Arsenal , beating them with a sledgehammer rather than with flair, but it backfired. Sanchez's handball in the build-up to the opener was missed, but the finish superb. "It was an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". He'll get a contract extension and a few more years to get Arsenal another Premier League title. Read More »

Now a Warrior all-star, Durant was once the 2nd choice

The San Antonio Spurs, indisputably the third-best team in the National Basketball Association, got absolutely vaporized by the Warriors , albeit without star player Kawhi Leonard, who sprained his ankle in Game 1 of the series and was lost for the remainder of the postseason. Read More »

Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title

An equivalent output this June and he'll solidify himself as one of his generation's better big-game performers - a shot-maker who loses nothing in the spotlight of the biggest stage. Detroit became the league's third repeat victor in the championship game the following season when Layne threw a 33-yard TD pass to Jim Doran with just over 2 minutes remaining for a 17-16 victory. Read More »

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals

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Game 1 is next Thursday in Oakland. "So, it all depends on matchups and how guys are playing - foul trouble or whatever. But right now , we're not at that point". Of course, just before Hamlet says "there's the rub" he says "perchance to dream" - which is how every player on the National Basketball Association court got there in the first place, following a dream. Read More »