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Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal

Vieira's departure to Juventus preceded a rapid fall in Arsenal's league fortunes as they only managed fourth place, their worst finish under Wenger. "Once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team, that is what I have not accepted this season and I will never accept it", he said. Read More »

Cavs repeat, Warriors dynasty at stake in Finals


SI's Lee Jenkins spoke with a variety of National Basketball Association people around the league to gauge how talented the Warriors and Cavaliers are. He's the Warriors' best defensive player, the linchpin of their small-ball unit, one of the best rebounders on the roster and the hub of the post-centric offense. Read More »

Lee Jenkins: Warriors over Cavaliers in 5

Smith's ability to incorrectly predict the victor of the NBA Finals is savant-like. How can I watch the NBA Finals? . Even though the Warriors didn't win the NBA Finals past year, it still felt like piling on, if not overkill, adding a Rolls Royce to a fleet of Bentleys. Read More »

Hamilton says 2017 F1 title battle could be his favourite yet


Hamilton started on pole ahead of Vettel but it was the German who got the better start to lead into Turn One. Vettel admitted after the race , during the press conference that he just couldn't do anything when Hamilton pressured him in the second part of the race before he jumped over him in the standings. Read More »

Another Warriors-Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA


LeBron James . "It's like, we're in the NBA Finals ". "They are a strong team and they are playing well ". Of the many juicy subplots between the Cavs and Warriors , one that frequently goes overlooked is Lue, the former assistant who has blossomed in no time into one of the league's brightest young head coaches and a playoff savant. Read More »

Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener

Asked about the reported souring relationship between coach Anil Kumble and Kohli, Laxman said, "This is not the platform to talk about that". Bangladesh recently rose to No. Both teams had lost their first warm-up matches . " I haven't seen a team win a global tournament playing defensively", said the Australian. Read More »

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal


American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke said: "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". Fans turned on Kroenke during the Everton clash as they called for the American sports tycoon, who also owns the Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, to sell his shares. Read More »

Dillon earns 1st win at Coca-Cola 600

I cant believe it, ” Dillon said. "I thought I had saved enough (gas) early". "I ran into the back of Chase". Dillon and his crew had a little fun celebrating on the infield grass afterward. He took over the NASCAR Cup Series driver points lead, thanks to an additional 26 points he accrued for finishing second, first and fourth in the three stages leading up to the final 100-lap shootout. Read More »

How to watch ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game online

Williamson and his team will look to continue their winning momentum against Australia but it will not be an easy game against the world champions. "Leave the good balls and score at every opportunity that you get", Jadhav said. With its applications within sport rising all the time , it may come as no surprise to know that Intel will be bringing virtual reality to the ICC Trophy too. Read More »

Cavaliers and Warriors set for ultimate Finals


While most NBA experts in Las Vegas and across the league have selected the Warriors to defeat the Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals , I am in the rare company that believes the Cavaliers are getting short changed a bit here - especially at the Vegas window. Read More »

Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan

Indian skipper Kohli started his campaign on a brighter note hitting an unbeaten 52 off 55 balls while Mahendra Singh Dhoni also played some delightful strokes. The Men in Blue were at their menacing best in all the departments in the two practice games against New Zealand and Bangladesh . But India's left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan , who had been successful against Pakistan in all formats, said no matter what the players say, the pressure and tension of an India-Pakistan cricket ... Read More »

NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kevin Durant favored to win 5/31/17

And as history will tell you , the plan worked. Bowman recalled with a grin. Outside of the Warriors this season, LeBron has played seven 60-win squads... The acquisition sent quakes throughout the National Basketball Association and all but assured the Warriors, who went on to post the league's best record, a ticket back to the Finals. Read More »

India will beat Pakistan, win Champions Trophy: Laxman


Former English Captain turned commentator, Nasser Hussain who joined Dua on stage stressed that technology has and will continue to positively impact cricket in a lot of ways. Regardless of the conditions, their seamers have won them many games over the years. The Indian captain, known for his aggressive captaincy will be batting at no 3 and will need to take the bulk of a load of scoring as he has done in the last few years. Read More »

Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview

OAKLAND, Calif . (AP) - Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization. The small forward matchup is as good as it gets, as Durant and James surely will trade basket after basket throughout the series . Read More »

Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England

Holders India and Australia , twice Champions Trophy winners , are among the favourites, along with South Africa who won the inaugural tournament in 1998. " England ODI team's progress in the past two years has been a revelation". It had to go. "Earlier, he was playing with attacking approach, now he is playing more sensibly". Read More »

Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

Pittsburgh may have lucked their way to a 5-3 win in the opener of the Stanley Cup final , but the Penguins have seen how the Predators blue line can do it all. "But our players are well aware of it". No wonder Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan described his team's 5-3 victory over Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as "bizarre". Read More »

India will beat Pakistan, win Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman


It was only in the one-off T20I where Kohli managed to score 66 in a losing cause. While individual records may be dominated by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakarra, there is no doubting that Australia has been the most successful cricketing nation in ODI cricket, with phenomenal talent scattered throughout their squads . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 | Cavaliers vs. Warriors picks, prediction


Kevin Love had a big moment in Game 7 a year ago when he shut down Stephen Curry on the Warriors' final possession, but overall in the series he was pretty ineffective. Or do you slow down the tape, study the error of your ways, however slight, and correct them before they cost you ... again? "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, "Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, "Of ... Read More »

Cavs, Warriors set for ultimate finals battle

Neither Klay Thompson , Draymond Green and even the newest addition to the rivalry, Kevin Durant , will be the x-factor for the Warriors . Two years ago it was Andre Iguodala who won the MVP honors in the Finals . but when Love is the seventh-best player in a series, it's a loaded series. Lue has more weapons at his disposal this time around, and the Warriors will have one fewer with Kerr relegated to watching on television from the locker room due to a back ailment. Read More »

Cavs fans use lawns to show support before the NBA Finals

Smith and the Cavs are one of the few teams in the league that have the firepower to stay with the Warriors . After James, the defensive abilities on the roster decline quickly, so finding any way to paper mache over those cracks will be key throughout the series. Read More »

Pep Guardiola reveals futures of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany


Striker Aguero has fired 169 goals in 352 appearances for the club but briefly lost his place to Gabriel Jesus following the Brazilian's arrival in January, sparking speculation he could be sold this summer. "My favourite moments were when we beat Manchester United in the semi-final at Wembley", he said on the pitch. Guardiola said: "We played better in the last game against West Bromwich Albion". Read More »

Top seed Kerber loses on Day 1

After becoming No. 1 a year ago, Andy Murray has been struggling in 2017, but he'll try to right himself starting in the French Open's first round against Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. Past year he had to come from behind to win in five sets in both his opening two contests against Radek Stepanek and Mathias Bourgue. Despite having to defend break points on the first service game of the match, he made no mistake on the first chance he was offered to take the lead. Read More »

How the British and Irish Lions have fared in New Zealand


In the end, however, the outcome of the series may rest on a few simple principles. "But the Lions have a chance if they get into the first Test when the All Blacks will be a bit cold". Payne, who signed for Ulster back in 2011 and has played for Ireland 20 times after qualifying through residency, will be throwing everything at trying to down the mighty All Blacks and become part of the first Lions squad to win a series in New Zealand since 1971. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta: Defender considering joining another Premier League club

First-team players are set to spend some time at the club's Etihad Academy next week after a busy season and will be taking part in some commercial activity ahead of the club's summer tour to the United States. Though Manchester City won't finish the 2016-17 season without any silverware, having been eliminated from the FA Cup, Champions League and Premier League title hunt, the best that Pep Guardiola's men can muster is a high enough finish to qualify for next season's Champions ... Read More »

Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

The Czech 15th seed, who is benefiting from a protected ranking, took the opening set with a solid half volley. Doctors initially thought she would need more time before returning to tennis. " I didn't sleep well the days after ", said Kvitova to The Telegraph. "From the beginning I was feeling really weird when I went in the city or somewhere". Read More »

Predators fan charged after throwing catfish onto ice during Game 1


Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) scores a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period in game one of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena. But typically in those games, Rinne was still making some saves on hard shots to help keep his team in the game. I wish I could go to that game. Pittsburgh looked a step behind at the outset. Read More »

Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals


It's really that simple. SMALL FORWARD: Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James . It's not as if the Cavaliers aren't better than last year's 2017 finalists either, having made in-season additions, sharpshooter Kyle Korver and former All-Star point guard Deron Williams. Read More »

England are going to be a challenge for every team: Virat Kohli

Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmad said on Friday that he is aiming to give the nation a befitting Eid gift by winning the ICC Champions Trophy next month. The competition starts on 19 June with the final at Lord's on 23 July. "It is such an interesting tournament because it is such a short tournament", Williamson said. Read More »

Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans about Victor Moses

The Gunners dominated the first half at Wembley , pulling ahead with a controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez in the fourth minute, reports Xinhua news agency. "What comes out of it is such a performance where we put the work rate in, put the intensity in, and up front we are capable of winning against any team". Read More »

Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4


However, Serena has remained in the spotlight as of late and not because of her 23 grand slam singles titles. The 25-year-old Wang built a 4-2 lead in the first set, before the seven-time Grand Slam singles victor used her experience to seal the set at 6-4. Read More »

Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his vehicle during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco , Sunday, May 28, 2017. "I can understand why he's upset", Vettel said. I hoped to have a better launch, but Kimi had a really good start so I had to be patient. Button failed to live up to a pre-race request from Fernando Alonso, who asked him from Indianapolis to "take care of my vehicle", however all Button promised to do was "pee in (Alonso's) seat". Read More »