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Author: 0 Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Per Mertesacker display against Chelsea

The 53-year-old ex-England worldwide also warned fans of the north London club who are upset at a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League that things could get even worse. "Maybe our start wasn't good and the impact and approach wasn't good", Conte said. "We paid for this start". Chelsea stepped up attack in the second half but their effort suffers a heavy blow in the 68th minute, when Victor Moses was sent off for getting his second yellow card for diving.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr Feeling Better But Won't Return To Coaching Just Yet

And this year's Golden State team is far more risky than last year's version that won a record 73 regular-season games. The fact that he's not willing to make a decision on his sideline status for the NBA Finals is a good sign. "Mike's been awesome", Kerr said. "So I'm not sure what it is". It's just weird because on the one hand Mike has to coach the team as he sees fit. But he's also taking my advice and counsel behind the scenes.

Author: 0 Nadal and Djokovic both off to a solid start in French Open

Djokovic , who completed a career Grand Slam in Paris past year but has been struggling with form and confidence since, is also set to play on the showcase court. Halep revealed she sustained an ankle injury during the recent Italian Open final against Elina Svitolina, leaving her in danger of missing Roland Garros altogether.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal kick start French Open with a bang

Asked how long Agassi will be at the tournament, the 30-year-old said: "He's going to stay I think until the end, well, I hope until the end of this week". PARIS If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the ideal way to do that by adding Andre Agassi as a coaching consultant of sorts for the French Open.

Author: 0 NFL Announces Four Rule Changes for 2017

Moving forward, there will be only one mandatory cut-down from 90 to 53 after the conclusion of the preseason. It looks like the league is more willing to allow a little extracurricular celebration after scoring plays. I did some quick mental math (with a calculator) and discovered that over the last five years, there have been 1,280 regular season football games played.

Sports This team suffered, but they responded, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 This team suffered, but they responded, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Wenger's contract was set to finish at the end of the current campaign. "I don't know how many would have expected that", he added. "Let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future". He described the criticism he had faced as a "disgrace" in a BBC interview broadcast prior to the final and returned to the theme after lifting the trophy.

Sports Messi thanks departing Luis Enrique
Author: 0 Messi thanks departing Luis Enrique

The official announcement is expected after the club's board meeting on Monday. After a scoreless second half, Barcelona took home their third straight Copa del Rey championship, a fond farewell for coach Luis Enrique . Barca, already without the suspended Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto , were forced to make another reshuffle just 11 minutes in as Javier Mascherano was forced off with a head injury.

Author: 0 LeBron confident ahead of NBA finals

Four-time MVP James, 32, has never had a problem mentoring younger players like Durant , 28, no matter what happens during the postseason. What Cleveland and Golden State have accomplished in this postseason - amassing a 24-1 combined record with 17 double-digit victories - is worthy of awe and wonder, not dismissive apathy.

Author: 0 England boss Southgate hopes for Rooney return

Speaking today Southgate insisted the door wasn't closed for Rooney, but said he needed to be playing well, and most notably, playing regularly. He said he had received offers from clubs in England and overseas, but said formative club Everton were the only Premier League team he would contemplate joining.

Sports Golden State coach Kerr not ready to return to bench
Author: 0 Golden State coach Kerr not ready to return to bench

James exchanged words with a fan late Sunday night after the Boston Celtics stormed back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter and shocked the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals . The Cavaliers went on to win the series 135 - 102. An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic.

Sports Rays' Ramirez 1st pitcher since '84 to start day after save
Author: 0 Rays' Ramirez 1st pitcher since '84 to start day after save

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is finally set to start his 20th major league season. The Rangers then issued a no-pitch intentional walk to Kevin Kiermaier, who had already struck out three times, before Beckham hit a 1-0 cutter over the 14-foot wall in left-center field.

Sports Barcelona set to name Ernesto Valverde as new coach
Author: 0 Barcelona set to name Ernesto Valverde as new coach

He has knowledge, experience and has a philosophy similar to ours. "He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours", he said. Valverde will be looking to turn Barcelona into the team to beat in LaLiga again, with the Catalans having to settle for second behind arch-rivals Real Madrid this season.

Author: 0 Mike Brown Reportedly Recovering from Food Poisoning Ahead of 2017 NBA Finals

Cavs, the reigning champions, made history during the 2016 NBA Finals by rallying back from a 3-1 deficit to capture a franchise-first title. "It's still up in the air", Kerr said after Golden State's practice session on Monday. "I mean, this is what everyone wants to see and this is what we all want to be a part of". It's not easy, but he's obviously doing a good job. This year the Warriors waltzed through the west finishing 12-0 in the playoffs while the Cavs were close behind in the ...

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to meet Arsenal board on Tuesday

The words represent the 67-year-old's strongest statement yet on his future, a situation that remains up in the air after a season that ended with Arsenal finishing in fifth but still winning the FA Cup with a supreme display, in a match that is the last of his current contract.

Sports John Terry tells 26th minute sub critics he doesn't care
Author: 0 John Terry tells 26th minute sub critics he doesn't care

Terry, who has courted controversy on and off the field throughout much of his career, commented: "All I care about is celebrating with my Chelsea fans". The former England defender, who joined Chelsea's youth academy in 1995, hopes to make his 718th and last appearance for the Blues in Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal .

Sports 'Beast' of the West? bring it on - LeBron
Author: 0 'Beast' of the West? bring it on - LeBron

But the three-times National Basketball Association champion was also quick to point out that he has faced such a talent-laden squad on the NBA's biggest stage before - in 2013 against San Antonio while playing with Miami - and came out on the winning side.

Sports James is ready for challenge from Warriors
Author: 0 James is ready for challenge from Warriors

I'm still feeling a lot of effects of what I've got going on. "So it makes it even more risky when you equip that talent, that skill, with those guys". If he's unable to return for Game 1 , Kerr said he expects a final decision on his status to be made shortly after. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had just three days to catch their breath after their grueling seven-game series against the Ottawa Senators was settled in double-overtime.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods says medication, not alcohol, led to DUI arrest

Whether it was alcohol or the wrong mix of prescriptions, Woods adds another shameful chapter to his recent collection, whether it's on the golf course with poor results or simply what happens off of it. He was at the Masters, but only to attend the dinner for past champions. Kristin Smith , 33, was enjoying a day of shopping at luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas when she reportedly received a phone call informing her that Woods, 41, had been stopped by police and charged with driving ...

Sports Can Cavs Defend Title Against
Author: 0 Can Cavs Defend Title Against "Juggernaut" Warriors?

James is averaging 32.5 points per game, while shooting over 42 percent from the three-point line, a career-high for LeBron. Love is averaging 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this postseason, and is on pace to become the first player in league history to average 10 rebounds per game, shoot 45% from three-point range and make at least 20 three-pointers in a single National Basketball Association postseason.

Sports Cavs vs Warriors - what's different this year?
Author: 0 Cavs vs Warriors - what's different this year?

When Kevin Love says this, how does the reporter not say, well, they beat you by 48 points in the first two games a year ago in the Finals , led 3-1 before the suspension of Draymond Green , and then they added Kevin Durant . Lue and reigning champions the Cavs are one win away from facing the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive seasons. "Mike's been unbelievable", Kerr said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers defeat Celtics in Eastern Conference finals, head to 2017 NBA Finals

He moved past Chicago Bulls legend and six-time National Basketball Association champion Jordan's mark of 5,987 postseason points in the third quarter and finished the match eight clear of his hero. "We need to understand the privilege that we have and the opportunity that we have to play in the Finals again, to have the opportunity to win a championship".

Sports Pat Riley on LeBron James: 'I love LeBron, we all do'
Author: 0 Pat Riley on LeBron James: 'I love LeBron, we all do'

If there's one thing that we've learned so far this season, it's that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are clearly the two best teams in the National Basketball Association. Cleveland is two-deep at every position except small forward, where they have the top player in the National Basketball Association on their side. He's picked for and against LeBron, in Miami and Cleveland , and this is the first time he's picked a team from the same conference two years in a row.

Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Five worst moments of the season

With a World Cup in Russian Federation on the agenda next summer, Sissoko knows he needs to be playing regularly to have any chance of making France's squad next summer. "If the coach can not count on me, he thinks the players who are there are better, well then let him say it". "It was not because of my performance on the field", he added.

Author: 0 Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint outside Taco Bell

The Taco Bell in question is less than a mile away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway . I went one gear down and started to pick up speed again. Whatever they said helped. Takuma Sato starts fourth on the inside of row two, beside team-mate Alonso , who will have J.R. Hildebrand outside him. "I did have to lift, but that first lap was just huge".

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola reveals futures of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany

Pep Guardiola's side have also booked their place in the UEFA Champions League group stages next season. Big, big teams, we knew it wouldn't be easy. It was Watford's sixth successive defeat, their worst run for 44 years, and left them one place above the relegation places. "Kevin I think is a guy to score 12-14 goals a season, no problem at all".

Author: 0 Penguins Take Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Final, 5-3

And with the Pens still fighting to even register a shot since the first period more than 10 minutes into the third, the Predators struck again, pulling within one after some decisive puck movement and another power-play goal, this one from Colton Sissons .

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers for Third Straight Year

In the 2016 Finals against Cleveland , after his hit on James in Game 4 put him over the limit, Green was left to watch Game 5 from the Coliseum. "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do". "Mike's been unbelievable. It's an awkward situation, again this is so unique", Kerr said. Fast forward to today and, amazingly, the Golden State community and diaspora not only survived the devastation but made it all the way back to where they were past year - top of the Western Conference and ...

Author: 0 Liverpool set to sign Chelsea's England Under-20 striker Dom Solanke

Solanke, who is now away with England at the Under 20 World Cup in South Korea, is seen as "one for the future" so he will start his Anfield career with the Liverpool Under 23s next term. The England U21 global will officially sign on a free transfer at Anfield but the Merseyside giants will have to pay a tribunal fee for Solanke, which is expected to amount to £3million, according to the Telegraph.

Sports NBA Finals: The Warriors aren't the only team that has improved
Author: 0 NBA Finals: The Warriors aren't the only team that has improved

Luckily, he's feeling "a bit better". Per Haynes , Kerr is unlikely to coach in Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday. "But it's still up in the air". James full well knows the aforementioned teams don't hold a candle to the talent the Warriors have but he's smart enough to not let them know that.

Sports Arsenal board to warn Wenger not to dither on transfers
Author: 0 Arsenal board to warn Wenger not to dither on transfers

Arsène Wenger described winning his seventh FA Cup as one of the proudest moments of his career because of the criticism he faced this season, before going on to criticise some of the supporters who would like him removed for creating a hostile environment in matches.

Author: 0 Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants

ROYALS 6, YANKEES 2 - Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer that led the Kansas City Royals over NY. "Yeah, that was probably the strongest I've felt in a game", he said. "That's kind of what I've been looking for". As Maddon has said several times this year: "Starting pitching is what drives the engine".

Author: 0 Kvitova wins comeback battle in Roland Garros after hand injury

Kvitova has split her last six matches on clay court. Kvitova recovered from her severe left hand injuries that she sustained in a home invasion last December, and just confirmed her participation in the draw on Friday. "I love you thank you for everything you've helped me through this hard time and I will always be grateful to you", Kvitova said her post-match interview, via The Express .

Sports ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Will Virat Kohli tinker with India's batting order?
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Will Virat Kohli tinker with India's batting order?

Arthur, however, organised existing resources well enough to get Pakistan into the Champions Trophy as the eighth and final nation ahead of West Indies. The duo have shown multiple times in the past what they can do in Indian conditions and now they have started on a good note in one of the most hostile conditions for spinners.

Author: 0 Kevin Love Says Cavs Aren't Underdogs, Defending "Our Title"

His ability to stay healthy has afforded him the opportunity to compete at a high level consistently at the peak of his career, and his seventh-straight Finals appearance is longevity defined as an National Basketball Association player. Adding Durant did make them more hard to beat, but it also added to the Warriors' burden - after a 67-win season and a historic 12-0 sweep into the Finals , the series that their season will be judged on is the one still to be played.

Author: 0 Guentzel beats Rinne as Penguins take opener

With the two-man advantage, Evgeni Malkin continued to make a case for the Conn Smythe Trophy by blasting a slap shot through Rinne's glove. The Pittsburgh Penguins went 37:09 without a shot on goal and still found a way to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final .

Sports Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat
Author: 0 Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat

We think we can do it for the whole season but we need to improve and we know that. "They also had injury and suspension problems going into the final but they showed great character and put in a brilliant performance to beat the Premier League champions, when not many people gave them a chance".

Sports India can retain Champions Trophy, says Sangakkara
Author: 0 India can retain Champions Trophy, says Sangakkara

The hype around Indo-Pak matches is always high and it is one match that neither of the two sides would want to lose. On both occasions they got the better of India . Bashir claims that he has not missed a single match between India and Pakistan since the 2011 World Cup semi-final in Mohali. The warm-up match between India and Bangladesh is on Tuesday, May 30.

Sports Confirmed: Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund
Author: 0 Confirmed: Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund

Although the Frenchman is expected to sign a new two-year deal with Arsenal in the next few days, the sacking of Tuchel could change the scenario at the Emirates Stadium as the German is one of the most appreciated managers in North London.

Sports Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch their fourth German Cup title
Author: 0 Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch their fourth German Cup title

A statement on Dortmund's website read: "Further examinations will be conducted over the next few days to determine what course of treatment is required". In Saturday's final, he cut inside Jesus Vallejo on the edge of the penalty area and superbly curled his shot around Frankfurt's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky with just eight minutes gone in Berlin .

Sports Griezmann will stay at Atletico - assistant
Author: 0 Griezmann will stay at Atletico - assistant

The club said goodbye to their famous ground the Vicente Calderon over the weekend as they played an exhibition match against a World XI - who won 5-4. The Frenchman is now on holiday but tweeted last week that the rumours regarding his future were "unfounded" which is understood to have frustrated United officials, who are desperate to avoid another drawn-out transfer saga like the one that followed Paul Pogba around last summer.

Sports Armed with Fizz and self-belief, Bangladesh seek a Champions Trophy scalp
Author: 0 Armed with Fizz and self-belief, Bangladesh seek a Champions Trophy scalp

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh (BAN) vs Pakistan (PAK), warm-up match at Birmingham . The Bangladesh captain hoped his side could improve that aspect of the game. "So, yes, they have a very good chance in this tournament", Mushrafe Murtaza said. Fortunately, for Bangladesh fans, Tamim now looks to be in fine form with the bat, clubbing 127 against Sri Lanka in March and an unbeaten 64 against Ireland only last week.

Sports Luciano Spalletti leaves post as Roma manager after record-breaking season
Author: 0 Luciano Spalletti leaves post as Roma manager after record-breaking season

Berne . Luciano Spalletti stepped down as coach of AS Roma on Tuesday (30/05), just two days after leading them to a second-place finish in Serie A . "We would like to place on record our honest thanks to Luciano Spalletti for all of his hard work and the significant contribution he has made to the club since his return", said the Roma president, James Pallotta, in a statement on the club's website .

Author: 0 Trout sprains thumb in Angels' 9-2 loss at Miami

The Miami Marlins defeated the Los Angeles Angels , 9-2 in the rubber match of their three-game series Sunday . They are waiting to see how badly Mike Trout is hurt. Miami padded its lead to 6-2 in the sixth. He suffered the injury while stealing second base in the fifth inning and yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst.

Sports Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship
Author: 0 Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . (AP) - Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest victor of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years. "He played like someone that was doing it for five or six years, like it was just another round of golf", said Louis Oosthuizen , who played the final round with Kim and finished in a tie for second with Ian Poulter .

Sports Atletico Madrid coach speaks out over Antoine Griezmann's proposed transfer
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid coach speaks out over Antoine Griezmann's proposed transfer

The France worldwide has been heavily linked with a move to the 13-time Premier League winners throughout Jose Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford. However Saul said he was happy to wait on his team-mate to make a decision. When asked about the speculation surrounding the forward, Saul told Marca and AS: "In the end, Antoine Griezmann can manage his future as he wishes".

Sports Hansen expects ABs to face 'Warrenball' in Lions tests
Author: 0 Hansen expects ABs to face 'Warrenball' in Lions tests

The Lions touch down in Auckland later today [Wednesday morning New Zealand time] and officially kick off the 2017 Tour. Still, sport has a habit of throwing up surprises and Warren Gatland has brought together the cream of four proud rugby nations in a party he feels can achieve what only one previous Lions squad has done in more than a century of trying.