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Sports Guillem Balague sends message to Man United fans about James Rodriguez
Author: 0 Guillem Balague sends message to Man United fans about James Rodriguez

But according to Don Balon , the 25-year-old will only consider a move to Old Trafford if United secure a place in next season's Champions League - or, in other words, beat Ajax in Stockholm on May 24. "His gesture at the end (of the game v Sevilla) was one of appreciation to the Madrid fans". Instead, Real will wait until they play Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 to confirm the departure of the playmaker.

Sports I've not gambled on Europa League - Mourinho
Author: 0 I've not gambled on Europa League - Mourinho

Sergio Romero may take his regular starting spot in goal in the Europa League in place of David De Gea and Marouane Fellaini is also available before serving the final match of his three-game domestic ban against Tottenham on Sunday. Asked if he thinks this could be his final chance to reach a big final with United, Rooney said: "My focus is on trying to help us win this final and that's my sole focus".

Sports Saturday's roundup: Kerr attends Warriors practice
Author: 0 Saturday's roundup: Kerr attends Warriors practice

Although the team is taking care of business like they usually do, will Kerr return to the bench any time soon? "It's always great to hear coach Kerr's voice and give his perspective", Curry told reporters. The Warriors do not look good. You really enjoy that, because he's our leader. "So the more he can be around, it's a better feel that all of us have, not just the players but us as a staff".

Author: 0 Nadal for the fifth time won the masters in Madrid

They also topped the table in Masters titles, Djokovic with 30 and Nadal with 29, and their achievements were finely balanced: Djokovic had won an Open era record of 22 hard court Masters titles among a tally of 50; Nadal was the master when it came to clay with 20 Masters on the red stuff among a tally of 51.

Sports Juan Mata: Man United star praises Chelsea after Premier League triumph
Author: 0 Juan Mata: Man United star praises Chelsea after Premier League triumph

The United boss has always stated that his focus was on winning the Europa League , as a route into the Champions League. "It's not possible to do it every three days with Europa League that is the competition with two more matches , with two matches in hand that we had to play later, it's impossible", Mourinho continued.

Sports Terry makes scoring return to lineup for champion Chelsea
Author: 0 Terry makes scoring return to lineup for champion Chelsea

John Terry has admitted for the first time that he could retire from football when he leaves Chelsea this summer. "I never wanted to be that player that was kind of hanging about, stopping the younger players from coming through". "You start to play the final 10 days before", Conte explained. Next time I will tell him to think of me as well and share'. "Genuinely I have not made a decision yet".

Author: 0 Virat Kohli and co. will play in ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Interestingly, four of the five above mentioned players also featured in the competition last time around, that was so dominated by Dhawan and Rohit, who laid an excellent foundation for the rest. Agreed, Rohit might not have played worldwide cricket for some time and also failed in the tenth season of IPL, but he is a class act and can win matches single-handedly for India.

Sports Gallo's game-ending 3-run HR, Rangers win 5-2 over Oakland
Author: 0 Gallo's game-ending 3-run HR, Rangers win 5-2 over Oakland

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha connects on an RBI pinch-hit double off Texas Rangers' Jeremy Jeffress during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Oakland, thanks mostly to starter Jesse Hahn , took a 2-1 lead into the ninth. "We're just starting to play really good baseball, and just build off of it on a daily basis".

Author: 0 Vegas gives the Spurs virtually no chance to beat the Warriors

When the Spurs opened the second half with an 8-1 burst sparked by six points from Aldridge, the advantage ballooned to 26 points. "If you're telling me I can get +900 on San Antonio, well then I need to get to the window on that". "I take responsibility for it". Jonathon Simmons filled in for Leonard on Thursday and scored 18 points in the rout of the Rockets . The team's decision to give Leonard enough time to recover proved to be correct, considering that the player got the needed ...

Sports Carrasco injured, but Indians' bullpen stops Rays in 8-7 win
Author: 0 Carrasco injured, but Indians' bullpen stops Rays in 8-7 win

The Rays right-hander did not face Cleveland a year ago, but in three career starts vs. the Indians, he is 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA. Boone Logan (1-0), who entered in the fifth, retired both batters he faced. Astros 7, Marlins 2: Short on sleep, Houston finally stirred in the sixth inning when Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam to help beat Miami. Notes: The Yankees' ceremony to retire Derek Jeter's No.

Author: 0 Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack

Though North Korea has never admitted any involvement in the Sony Pictures hack, security researchers and the U.S. government are confident in the theory and neither can rule out the possibility of a false flag. Symantec has determined that this shared code is a form of SSL. Security expert Prof Alan Woodward said that time stamps within the original WannaCry code are set to UTC +9 - China's time zone - and the text demanding the ransom uses what reads like machine-translated English, but ...

Sports Benami land deals: IT dept raids Lalu Prasad's associates
Author: 0 Benami land deals: IT dept raids Lalu Prasad's associates

However, the BJP leaders in Bihar have welcomed the move of I-T raids on Lalu Prasad's property. The searches are reportedly also being conducted at the premises of the son of RJD MP P C Gupta and few other businessmen. The land transactions are from the time when Lalu Prasad was the Railway Minister in the UPA government said, Ravi Shankar Prasad. Earlier on Monday, the Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish kumar had told journalists that "if those who have been ...

Sports Good, if Pranab Mukherjee becomes President: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Author: 0 Good, if Pranab Mukherjee becomes President: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Stalin. Nitish quipped.Bihar's deputy CM and Lalu Prasad's younger son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who is also facing allegations of acquiring some plots of land, was sitting beside the CM when the latter was replying to media's query.Without taking the name of either the BJP or Sushil Modi, Bihar CM also said th.

Author: 0 Eddie Jones laughs off 'group of death' tag

Michael Cheika is refusing to take comfort after his Wallabies were handed a seemingly saloon passage through to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan . France nearly claimed a famous Twickenham win at the start of the Six Nations in February, only for a late try from Ben Te'o to hand England victory.

Author: 0 Kim joins elite group and has time to show where he belongs

Sean Foley said that despite the fact Kim hadn't shown any great results this year - just a single top-10 finish in the 2016-17 season - he saw some positive indications that things were turning around. Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen tied for second. He is just the fourth player to win twice on the PGA Tour before 22. Kim's victory burnished the South Korean's reputation as one of the best young talents on the PGA Tour but he knows his career will soon have to take a back seat to ...

Sports EPL: Champions Chelsea edge Watford in thriller
Author: 0 EPL: Champions Chelsea edge Watford in thriller

After Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi put Chelsea 3-1 up, Daryl Janmaat and Stefano Okaka hit back, but Fabregas kept Antonio Conte's men on course to become the first team to win 30 games in a 38-game English top-flight season. Chelsea beat West Brom last Friday to reclaim the Premier League title they last won in 2014-15. Unfortunately for the Chelsea captain, he would play a role in another goal less than two minutes later, inadvertently helping Watford to end a sequence of ...

Author: 0 Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions

Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United's rivals would rather be in their position of being a win away from the Champions League than pushing for a top four finish. If you want to try to get some results and protect players, which matches to protect players? We fight together for the best for Manchester United .

Sports John Wall's late 3 leads Wizards past Celtics in Game 6
Author: 0 John Wall's late 3 leads Wizards past Celtics in Game 6

Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. Boston trailed 76-72 late in the third quarter before ending the period on a 13-3 spurt. Maybe not. But neither is a Washington team that pulled out a 1-point win in Friday's Game 6, becoming the first home team to stave off elimination on its home floor ...

Sports Chelsea legend John Terry says he could retire from football in summer
Author: 0 Chelsea legend John Terry says he could retire from football in summer

This wasn't just an emotional 90 minutes for the likes of John Terry and his manager Antonio Conte. "Genuinely I haven't made any decisions of yet and I'm evaluating all my options at the moment". It is a fifth straight defeat for Watford but despite victory not being a necessity, Chelsea still found a way to come out on top. Conte, meanwhile, feigned offence after being told that striker Diego Costa, who was an unused substitute, had visited the buffet in the media room at half-time.

Sports Spurs Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done early Game 1
Author: 0 Spurs Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done early Game 1

Update (3:09 p.m. ET): Someone took Popovich's advice and did ask David West about Pachulia's play. "A two step lead with your foot close out is not appropriate". In this long-awaited meeting of the two best Western Conference clubs, we will never know how things would have played out with both rosters at full strength, if all the MVP candidates lined up for a possible seven games.

Sports Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game Two of Spurs-Warriors conference finals
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game Two of Spurs-Warriors conference finals

In the end, he finished the game with 40 points, and seven rebounds behind him was Kevin Durant with 34 points. Leonard went to the team's locker room with team athletic trainer Will Sevening. "His message, his voice is always there". Mike Brown is serving as interim head coach but Kerr continues to exert his influence. "He was calm. He wasn't yelling at anybody".

Author: 0 Imran Khan pays tribute to Misbah and Younis for 'retiring with grace'

Misbah was Pakistan's Test captain for well over six years, a stretch in which he missed only two of 58 Tests - and those were only because he was suspended for over-rate breaches. Increasingly impressive in his first Test series, Abbas took the last four wickets of the innings for three runs in a four-over spell after an early breakthrough from fellow pacer Mohammad Amir to finish with the excellent figures of five for 46 off 25 disciplined overs.

Author: 0 Tottenham were ideal against Manchester United - Pochettino

But despite admitting to feeling " sad and disappointed " about Spurs' latest brush with glory, Pochettino believes even brighter days lie ahead. West Ham have struggled to settle at the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford, winning just seven of their 19 home matches in the Premier League this season.

Author: 0 North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test

Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. Pyongyang has long threatened to develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the United States, a distance of around 8,000 km (4,800 miles). Tensions between the United States and North Korea reached a peak in recent weeks, with Washington saying military action was an option under consideration and Pyongyang issuing threats of its own.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho already picking Manchester United players for Europa League final

But United could still qualify for Europe's elite club competition next season they can beat Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24. "Only now say to our fans we will try next season to give our best and fight again to win the league". Wenger remains adamant that finishing outside the top four would not affect the club's summer planning or a decision on his own future.

Author: 0 Ricciardo 'envious' of Hamilton-Vettel scrap after third place finish

After such a strong turnaround this weekend, from his uncharacteristic low-key fourth place in Russia, Hamilton was over the moon with the upgrades brought to Barcelona and the hard work from the team to deliver a strong machine. Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix [Picture: Steve Etherington for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd].

Sports Pros and cons of the Los Angeles Olympic bid
Author: 0 Pros and cons of the Los Angeles Olympic bid

Paris , which last hosted the Games in 1924, is competing against Los Angeles , with the International Olympic Committee due to a hold a vote in Lima on September 13 to decide on the winning bid. Garcetti however praised the IOC's willingness to explore the option of awarding two Games at once. Pressed by the media on the matter, the Paris team and Baumann said only 2024 was being assessed.

Sports EPL | Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again
Author: 0 EPL | Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again

The club-record winning run that took Chelsea from eighth in the table at the end of September, with speculation over manager Antonio Conte's future after only half a dozen games , to top spot and looking unassailable. "Congratulations to Chelsea . They have had a great season and deserve it, they were better than everyone else in the Premier League", said the Italian.

Sports Holmes, Stanley lead Players after 54 holes, Garcia four back
Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley lead Players after 54 holes, Garcia four back

He will play with Day on Sunday, also eight behind. McGirt took a bit more of a dramatic path to the top of the leaderboard while Hughes was steady and consistent. And, of course, we've seen the heartbreak that players such as Sean O'Hair and Len Mattiace have suffered on the island green. "Even though it was much tougher with the windy conditions and how gusty it was out there, I was able to hit some really quality shots", Garcia said.

Author: 0 Sturridge return gives Liverpool more options, says Klopp

Leon Osman believes Liverpool will need to "bolster" their squad as they prepare to play European football next season. "What I have to do is to keep working hard, Liverpool are a big club, we have to bring Liverpool back in the Champions League, because it's where it has to be".

Sports Demian Maia Split Decisions Jorge Masvidal, Earns Title Shot (UFC 211 Results)
Author: 0 Demian Maia Split Decisions Jorge Masvidal, Earns Title Shot (UFC 211 Results)

Woodley admitted he doesn't think St-Pierre wants to fight him, however, due to his punching power. According to Woodley, there have been signs of a Diaz return behind the scenes. After two grueling training camps for his back to back fights with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, Woodley is slightly irritated with the idea of going into another camp for a person he sees as "one of the last specialists in the UFC".

Sports Alonso: First lap off didn't cost McLaren points
Author: 0 Alonso: First lap off didn't cost McLaren points

The Asturian will have a wide range of options open to him when his contract at McLaren Honda expires at the end of this season; from a renewal at McLaren , to a departure from Formula 1 altogether. "Right now things are hectic, with everything going on with Indianapolis". At least I managed to get some training done - when I heard I had two hours before the next commitment I made a decision to do just that.

Sports Spurs beats Man United in stadium finale to secure 2nd spot
Author: 0 Spurs beats Man United in stadium finale to secure 2nd spot

If the new stadium points to a bright future, life already looks rosy on the field, with Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane goals securing the win. - The Red Devils suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since September 2016 (against Manchester City and Watford).

Sports John Terry admits he could retire after Sunderland clash
Author: 0 John Terry admits he could retire after Sunderland clash

The 36-year-old defender will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years and will also be expected to play on Sunday against Sunderland when he will lift a fifth championship title and 15th major honour. "The FA Cup final you start to play 10 days before". "It's going to be tough (final match)". 'That's what I'm talking about - that winning mentality going through the club.

Sports Fabregas foils Watford in Chelsea title party
Author: 0 Fabregas foils Watford in Chelsea title party

The defender has scored in 17 consecutive Premier League seasons. John Terry scored the opener as he prepares for life away from West London but an uncharacteristic error from the captain let Etienne Capoue equalise soon later. The newly crowned champions went in search of a third after the break and they got the goal they were after when Batshuayi - scorer of the goal that sealed the title - added his name to the score sheet with an easy finish after yet another corner, tapping the ball ...

Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done for Game 1

Like, on goal?" Leonard said. "No. "That's when we struggled, because we didn't have the guy that runs those plays and get them off their pressure". Leonard has been declared out of Game 2 of the series which Golden State leads, 1-0. After the game, Ginobili said, "It's very hard to bounce back from a game like this". "So that's good. So for me more than anything else, it was great to see him out here especially during practice walking around, talking to guys".

Sports Raptors put up a fight against Cavaliers, but fall for third time
Author: 0 Raptors put up a fight against Cavaliers, but fall for third time

Perhaps most impressive, James was a relentless 15-of-16 at the foul line, the only recent hole in his game. Given their lack of fight, Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry had some good perspective on LeBron's play that went viral. The champ is the champ for a reason. "Nothing could fall for us, especially at the start of that fourth quarter", said DeRozan, who had just one point in the final quarter.

Author: 0 Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Thrilling Spanish Grand Prix

Though Hamilton started from pole position, it was Vettel who gained the advantage at the start. Hamilton will now head to the next round in Monaco just six points shy of the man he is bidding to join on four world titles following a dramatic race in which the championship protagonists diced on track for the first time this season.

Sports Nigeria's Ola Aina in action as Chelsea win seven-goal thriller
Author: 0 Nigeria's Ola Aina in action as Chelsea win seven-goal thriller

Azpilicueta, who has played every minute of the season, believes Chelsea are deserved champions. Chelsea had won the title with a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday, so Monday's game was more about enjoying the moment with the fans and giving those who had not figured too often in the season a chance to shine.

Author: 0 Replacing Pablo Zabaleta Will Be Difficult - Pep Guardiola

Zabaleta has become a cult hero at City since he joined from Espanyol in 2008, making more than 332 appearances for the club and winning two Premier League titles. Knowing the significance of a victory, City's players appeared nervous in the second half and Leicester had a great chance to leave with a point when Mahrez was tripped by Gael Clichy just inside the area following a twisting run.

Sports North Korea Launches Powerful New Rocket
Author: 0 North Korea Launches Powerful New Rocket

For North Korea to accomplish that feat would require a missile with a range of 8,000 km (4,800 miles) or more, plus the technology to allow a warhead's stable re-entry into the atmosphere. According to The Associated Press, North Korea chose a high angle for the launch to "avoid neighboring countries". The test "represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile", John Schilling, an aerospace expert, said in an analysis on the USA -based 38 North website.

Author: 0 Brunt promises Chelsea tough test at West Brom

I think Cesc is showing he is a fantastic player and I'm pleased for him". "It's great to score three goals, to create many chances and get another clean sheet". Chelsea face Arsenal in the Cup final on May 27. They're going for the title and we've still got things to play for ourselves. "And then everything moving forward will be towards getting Middlesbrough Football Club back into the Premier League as soon as possible".

Sports One big step to Champions League, says Liverpool's Emre Can
Author: 0 One big step to Champions League, says Liverpool's Emre Can

We are in good shape but things can still change. Can's overhead kick in first-half stoppage-time was a real goal-of-the-season contender. He told Sky Sports: "I have never scored a goal like that - maybe when I was younger". Watford manager Walter Mazzarri , whose side remain 13th in the table, said the final score was not an accurate reflection of the game. He said: "There was that, but Liverpool are a team that if you allow them space, they can be extremely unsafe".

Sports Golovkin: I knew Canelo would beat Chavez Jr. easily
Author: 0 Golovkin: I knew Canelo would beat Chavez Jr. easily

At stake will be Golovkin's WBC, IBF, WBA, and (less importantly) IBO Middleweight belts in this highly coveted matchup between two of the best boxers in the world. Alvarez will go into the clash fresh after totally dominating Chavez Jnr for 12 rounds and taking the fight 120-108 on all three cards. The lights then dimmed, and the 35-year-old Golovkin walked out of a tunnel and into the ring .

Sports Spurs coach blasts Warriors' Pachulia for 'dangerous, unsportsmanlike' play
Author: 0 Spurs coach blasts Warriors' Pachulia for 'dangerous, unsportsmanlike' play

He also knows that that hill becomes an even steeper climb if the Spurs do not have Kawhi Leonard for any period of time. They looked at the play. From there, the Warriors held off a final Spurs charge as Curry scored the final four points of the game for Golden State to post the stunning comeback victory and take the opening game of the series.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association admits to mistake at end of Celtics-Wizards Game 6

Wall said he was motivated by some gamesmanship on behalf of the Celtic players, who chose to come to the Verizon Centre arena wearing all-black outfits. In fact, the shot was so big that Markieff Morris semi-selfishly said after the game that Wall's shot was the biggest one of HIS career. Celtics coach Brad Stevens was brief with his team after the game, simply telling them, " Game 7 on Monday".

Author: 0 Alonso shows positive signs in Indy practice

Two-time Indy pole victor Ed Carpenter had the top Chevrolet vehicle, finishing third at 224.969 miles per hour on a warm, sunny day. The Honda engines, which Alonso has, took four of the five top spots Monday. "Not much running in traffic, so still the thing that I need to go through in the next couple of days", Alonso said. Yeah, I feel good. "Happier than the first day with the vehicle because I was able to feel some of the setup changes that we were planning in the morning, and yeah, I ...

Sports LA Clippers Fall to the Utah Jazz in a Lackluster Game 7
Author: 0 LA Clippers Fall to the Utah Jazz in a Lackluster Game 7

The core nucleus of the Los Angeles Clippers have been together for a while now, as they have made the postseason in six straight seasons, with the last four coming under current head coach Doc Rivers. You've got the beach right there and the sun, and I got family. There have been moments throughout the series where each team has looked dominant, yet for the most part, the series has been evenly matched.