Sports

Author: 0 Wright fears Wenger is ready to 'leave Arsenal in the lurch'

Despite the agreement, Arsenal's board want Wenger to make changes to his management style and want the Frenchman to avoid a repeat of last summer's chaotic transfer window. Wenger has always been loyal to his inner circle in his 21 years at the club but he is under pressure to revamp his coaching team. "I was delighted for him on Saturday", Adams said.

Sports Ciao, Schiavone? 2010 French Open champ unclear about future
Author: 0 Ciao, Schiavone? 2010 French Open champ unclear about future

Let's use this occasion to tip a beret to Schiavone , the 2010 champion who, a few weeks from turning 37, likely played her final Roland Garros match on Monday. Just if you go through problems physically and you keep going to work and push your limits every time, I think it's fantastic. But she remains a hard customer on clay and booked her place in the draw here with a title in Bogota last month.

Sports Warriors coach says he's not ready for Game 1
Author: 0 Warriors coach says he's not ready for Game 1

When the Warriors score 103 this season, they're 78-6. - Kevin Durant (28.4 points per game) and LeBron James (28.3 ppg) rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in National Basketball Association playoff history in playoff scoring average.

Sports Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green's comments
Author: 0 Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green's comments

But they also showed how badly they need him. LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on Thursday night as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, accomplishing the feat in a win over the Celtics . Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington .

Sports Gareth Bale not 100pc fit for final
Author: 0 Gareth Bale not 100pc fit for final

Real Madrid will nearly definitely come out with an A-plus effort; will Juventus follow suit? Here is why I expect Juventus to win the title, and also why you should be cheering for them if you are undecided. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that Isco is "much more technical" than his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale. "I feel very good, very good, a bit cold, but it's better than having an injury".

Sports Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup
Author: 0 Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

I think the team is like 108-2. "I feel good about our chances", he said. "You look at those guys [James Harden and Russell Westbrook], numbers-wise, they had separated themselves just on sheer numbers and stats and the wow factor of what they're doing, and they deserve that attention because they all had unbelievable seasons", Curry said.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball turned down $10 million shoe contract offers for son

Rovell also speculated that if he was a shrewd negotiator, Ball could have gone back and tried to get more money once the Los Angeles Lakers landed the No. Russell's reluctance for L.A.to draft Ball may stem from the fact that there can only be one starting point guard, meaning he feels threatened, but in actuality, Ball's presence will be good for Russell in the long run.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to sign a new two year contract at Arsenal

The Arsenal playmaker was in jubilant mood after the weekend, and he cheekily took a pop at some of the writers at the newspaper. I don't think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach's decision and you have to respect that.

Sports Bedene eyes Slovenia switch to pursue Olympic dream
Author: 0 Bedene eyes Slovenia switch to pursue Olympic dream

Bedene has represented his home country of Slovenia on three separate occasions in the Davis Cup - those appearances coming in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - but he opted to switch his allegiance to Great Britain after becoming a citizen in 2015. But, you know, grass is British thing. "I can not wait for that". "I don't think he really believes he's British..." My fiancee said she wants to move back.

Author: 0 Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

Is luck the best answer? The Penguins also made National Hockey League history when coach Mike Sullivan was able to get Subban's apparent goal reversed in the first period . Malkin made him and the Preds pay with a one-time blast from the point - his eighth goal and 25th point of the playoffs. At the beginning of the second period , a Nashville fan, identified as Jacob Waddell, threw a dead catfish onto the ice.

Sports Svitolina breezes past Shvedova at French Open
Author: 0 Svitolina breezes past Shvedova at French Open

The 33-year-old Verdasco pinpointed the third set as the turning point of his match. Murray, the runner-up in Paris past year, overcame some trouble in the second set, broken in 3 of 4 service games during one stretch. I haven't had that for nearly three years", he said. It's not the end of the world, OK? As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary part of the sport as a racket, ball ...

Sports Langer has early lead at Senior PGA after 65 on Trump course
Author: 0 Langer has early lead at Senior PGA after 65 on Trump course

He glared into the gallery after making his swing, then chipped onto the green and missed his putt to save par while Langer drained his 10-footer to reclaim a one-stroke margin. His approach landed just short of the front of the green, and he elected to putt from there, with the ball stopping 15 feet from the hole. "If I would have putted nicely, this thing probably would have been over a long time ago", Singh said.

Sports Paceman Starc eyes quick return to rhythm
Author: 0 Paceman Starc eyes quick return to rhythm

While he was disappointed that Australia's final warm-up was washed out after just 10.2 overs, Hastings believes his recent experience in the Royal London One Day Cup - where he played seven matches , taking ten wickets at 37.60 - has ensured he is as well prepared as any of his team-mates should he be called into the XI against New Zealand on Friday.

Author: 0 Penguins take opener on Stanley Cup Final

He's a high-quality player". The Penguins were not credited with a shot on goal in the second period , making the Predators the first team to hold an opponent to no shots in a period of a Cup final game since the National Hockey League began tracking shots on goal in the 1957-58 season.

Author: 0 Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

After the defending champs were held without a shot over a span lasting 37 minutes , Jake Guentzel finally put a puck on net for the Pittsburgh Penguins . The Pens rarely came close in those 20 minutes to even landing a shot at Rinne and Nashville eventually marched all the way back with two power-play goals and a third game-tying marker from undrafted centre Frederick Gaudreau .

Author: 0 Police say Tiger Woods' auto showed fresh damage

A local police chief told the Associated Press that an officer found Woods lying on the ground at the accident scene with his then-wife, Elin Nordegren hovering over him. After crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant in 2009, Woods was found to have been under the influence of the painkiller Vicodin and the sleep aid Ambien.

Author: 0 FA Cup: Kanu hails Arsenal's victory over Chelsea

The BBC claims Arsenal will confirm Wenger's new deal on Wednesday, five days after the manager guided the Gunners to the 2017 FA Cup title. Oddly, there has been no indication of the requirements of a Director of Football or any curtailing of Wenger's hold on the club, merely that they prepare for how an exchange of power would occur when the time comes.

Sports Nathaniel Clyne out of England's World Cup qualifier with Scotland
Author: 0 Nathaniel Clyne out of England's World Cup qualifier with Scotland

Rooney, 31, has offers on the table in England and from overseas and is considering his Manchester United future. "So we'll be with Kieran (Trippier) and Kyle Walker". "But the hope is he is back playing really well and with a player of his quality there is no way we would dismiss him from the future". He added that he wants his players to be playing big games.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods Reportedly 'Asleep at the Wheel' in DUI Arrest

Woods was heading south, away from his Jupiter Island home, before his arrest at about 3am on Monday US time, according to the report. Woods failed the field sobriety test, with cops noting that it was " hard for him to walk" and "to keep his eyes open ".

Author: 0 Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 0

Greinke (6-2) has a 0.66 WHIP this month, the second-lowest monthly mark of his career behind his 0.58 WHIP in July 2015. Brewers leadoff hitter Jonathan Villar continued to struggle. Louis Cardinals in the series finale. Guerra got into the sixth and ended his night after getting Brandon Drury swinging for his fifth strikeout. Stephen Strasburg dominated San Diego with a career-high 15 strikeouts while allowing three hits over seven innings as Washington won at home over San Diego.

Author: 0 We have ticked all the boxes in these games, says Virat Kohli

That should install the Proteas as the outright favourites but it's been a long and painful trophy drought since winning their only piece of ICC silverware at the inaugural Champions Trophy in 1998: Four semifinal defeats in the Champions Trophy to go alongside four semifinal losses in the Cricket World Cups.

Author: 0 Cavs' calm head coach Tyronn Lue doesn't welcome attention

That puts an even greater emphasis on what Green does. FILE - In this February 6, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) talks with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue , right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham keeping key players like Harry Kane
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham keeping key players like Harry Kane

Safe to say, it will certainly be interesting who comes out on top for the battle of the best striker but Kane is no doubt the heavy favourite. "They have a strict wage structure there as we know and sometime to progress you have to move that a little bit to attract the better players".

Author: 0 Tiger Woods Issues Statement After Arrest: 'Alcohol Was Not Involved'

What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. "Whether this is just a misunderstanding. or if he had some medication problems, a mixture of some - I really don't know", Stricker said. In his most recent comment about his health, he wrote that the surgery had relieved bad pain and that he had not "felt this good in years". "There's a long way to go, but as I said, words can not convey how good it feels to be pain-free".

Author: 0 Wenger In, Fans Unhappy Over The Arsenal Manager's Two-Year Deal

Pic: Getty ImagesSpeculations pertaining Arsene Wenger's future has been put to rest as he has verbally agreed to stay on as manager for two more years - extending his over two decade reign at the club. Mertesacker had not started a game for 13 months but he shackled Diego Costa, helping to guide Arsenal to a 2-1 win no-one expected. Arsenal probably will spend big on at least one new player this transfer window, and Wenger did adjust his longstanding formation preferences by ...

Author: 0 Man City says goodbye to legend Zabaleta in home farewell

Aguero had a hand in all three. No wonder the City fans have grown to love him so much. "He made an fantastic, awesome performance". He entered to a hero's reception just after the hour and was honoured after the game in an on-field presentation.

Author: 0 Karl Stefanovic labels NSW State of Origin absolutely soft

NAPA will make his Origin debut at Suncorp Stadium and the Maroons are banking on the 113kg enforcer to help fill the void left by their injured No.1 prop Matt Scott. Feeling blue: Peter Wallace's chances at an Origin call-up have been dashed by injury. "Having a player like that in your team will be really good for us".

Sports Ronaldo: 'Humility not always good'
Author: 0 Ronaldo: 'Humility not always good'

Allegri has deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation in the second half of the season that has allowed Mario Mandzukic , Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado to carve open opposition defences for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain. I will have to choose between the 24 players. "I did what I thought it was right with these players". Cristiano Ronldo has expressed confidence that Real Madrid will overcome Juventus in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

Sports Celtics rally to beat Cavaliers
Author: 0 Celtics rally to beat Cavaliers

Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds Tuesday. Irving scared Cleveland fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle late in the third quarter. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) and Jae Crowder during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals , Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland .

Author: 0 Valverde named new Barcelona manager

Ernest Valverde, who played for Barcelona , announced just last week that he would be leaving his post as the manager of Athletico Madrid after spending four years at the club and it has now been revealed that he made this decision. Ernesto Valverde is the new @FCBarcelona coach. Valverde won the Cup Winners' Cup and Copa del Rey as a player at Barca, while he also played for Espanyol , Athletic and Real Mallorca , winning one senior cap for Spain.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr surprised Warriors favored over Cavs in NBA Finals

Steve Kerr made a surprise appearance in front of reporters after the Warriors' practice on Monday, filling in for his fill-in, Mike Brown , who was out with the flu. The Warriors have won six straight road playoff games, a new franchise record. The old guys in the barber shop often say "styles make fights". "As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night", Kerr said, via ESPN .

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Championship Schedule and Warriors vs. Cavaliers Projections

Still, the Spurs were hardly able to give Golden State any trouble at all, and that doesn't bode well for Cleveland. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Cavaliers forward Kevin Love told reporters Saturday after Cleveland's practice.

Sports Sato hopes win opens door for Japanese drivers
Author: 0 Sato hopes win opens door for Japanese drivers

Until his engine blew with 20 laps remaining, the two-time Formula One champion had a shot to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". "It's a fantastic feeling, not only my personal feeling but the whole team - Andretti Autosport - did a fantastic job", Sato said.

Sports Penguins escape, win Stanley Cup Final opener
Author: 0 Penguins escape, win Stanley Cup Final opener

Guentzel: "Thatta way, boys!" Pittsburgh is going to have to figure out how to get more than a dozen shots on goal before then. "We don't get points for style". "So, when you're playing a team like Nashville that has a balanced attack, you've got to have some pushback". "We just have to stay positive". Pittsburgh , which had scored three times on eight shots in the first period, had no shots in the entire second period and just XXX in the third.

Sports Jason Day loses playoff on US PGA Tour
Author: 0 Jason Day loses playoff on US PGA Tour

Day made an incredible 60 foot birdie putt on the par-three 17 to move into a tie for the lead. Horschel, who came into the tournament having missed four consecutive cuts, began the day a shot behind overnight leader John Hahn. Langer closed with an 8-under 64 for a 20-under total. Jason Kokrak , who led by five shots after the second round, ended up solo in fourth at 270 after a 68 in the final round.

Author: 0 Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue coach keeps NBA champs cool amid chaos

A best of 19 will challenge both teams to the fullest and a sample size of that magnitude would be wayyyyy more telling than a mere best of seven. This is a high-powered team , and I've played against some other [stiff competition]. "As of right now I would not coach Thursday night". The reigning NBA Coach of the Year is still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from back surgery complications almost two years ago.

Sports Mike Trout sprains thumb on headfirst slide; Angels say X-rays negative
Author: 0 Mike Trout sprains thumb on headfirst slide; Angels say X-rays negative

Trout jammed his thumb into second base sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. Center fielder Trout took a few steps back before stopping to watch the ball sail way over his head. Volquez is now the owner of a 4.82 ERA and will be looking to win his first game in a Miami uniform after signing with the team prior to the season.

Sports LeBron James Becomes NBA's All Time Career Postseason Points Leader
Author: 0 LeBron James Becomes NBA's All Time Career Postseason Points Leader

With LeBron James just inches away from becoming the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer, the No. 2 seed exploded on the Celtics in Boston . "I did it just being me". This does not mean that the Celtics will be leaving players wide open. 43 points set a Cavs playoff record for the most points scored in a quarter.

Author: 0 Guentzel's late goal gives Penguins Game 1 over Predators

The momentum in the opening period seemed to shift before Malkin scored the first goal of the game on a power play. With essentially the same group of players that won the Cup last season, there's no reason to think that they can't repeat.

Sports Warriors boss Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach
Author: 0 Warriors boss Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach

This sets the stage for the third part of the trilogy. Andre Iguodala, who came of the bench, won the Finals MVP award in that series. A student of the game , he's old school with a fresh perspective. “Theyve been right at the top, best team in the league for three years straight now. "Hell yeah", he said, his voice rising. In Game 7 of last year's NBA Finals , Stephen Curry failed to deliver the goods for the Golden State Warriors when it mattered most.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods

The report says officers woke Woods, who had "extremely slow and slurred speech" and told them he took several prescriptions. He was "extremely sleepy" and the officer observed it was hard for Woods to keep his eyes open and hard to walk .

Sports Rays' Dickerson hits bouncing pitch for double
Author: 0 Rays' Dickerson hits bouncing pitch for double

The Rangers have three days off in an eight-day span after the three-game series against the Rays , providing some built-in time off for Beltre, who likely will play third base and DH early in his return. The Rangers were back home after a 3-6 road trip, which came after they had swept through their previous eight-game homestand. Archer is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers .

Sports Sportswriter Tweets Japanese Indy 500 Winner Makes Him 'Uncomfortable'
Author: 0 Sportswriter Tweets Japanese Indy 500 Winner Makes Him 'Uncomfortable'

When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his vehicle, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing ". I came here to prove myself, to challenge myself. "It's a shame because I felt we deserved to finish and experience the last lap - who knows where we could have finished".

Sports Wayne Rooney Has Decided His Manchester United Future
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney Has Decided His Manchester United Future

We doubt United fans will care too much what the pundit has to say given the club achieved their objective of Champions League qualification and won two trophies this season. Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United " only played long balls and didn't take any risks ", turning Ajax's first European final in 21 years into what he called " a boring game ".

Sports City, Liverpool beat out Arsenal for top 4
Author: 0 City, Liverpool beat out Arsenal for top 4

He said: "It's disrespectful to the club if you say the only reason you are going to Liverpool is for Champions League . The players came back stronger in the past two months and I'm very proud of them for doing that". Spurs , who finished third in the Premier League last season, are guaranteed to play Champions League football during the 2017-18 campaign. "Last year we were more Jekyll and Hyde - we could be brilliant one week and bad the next".

Sports How long will Bryce Harper be suspended for starting brawl?
Author: 0 How long will Bryce Harper be suspended for starting brawl?

Giants manager Bruce Bochy pointed out Harper threw his helmet at Strickland, but it wouldn't be hard to conclude who instigated the altercation. Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post wrote about the theory that the hot on Harper was on objective and quoted Harper's thoughts after the game .

Author: 0 Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

FILE - In this February 6, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) talks with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue , right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.