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Author: 0 Win more games yourself - Guardiola tells Wenger to stop complaining

The Brazilian was absent for Sunday's 4-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium after failing to recover in time from an injury he had picked up in the goalless draw against Southampton a week before. But if the season ends on a high, either with that "fourth-place trophy" (sorry, couldn't resist) or the FA Cup (or both), then he might be more open to calling it a day.

Author: 0 Arsenal must not underestimate Europa League, says Cech

However, as far as a play-off goes, the circumstances required for Guardiola's men to find themselves in that position seem so outlandish that it is reasonably safe to rule out the prospect. Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero could return to the starting line-up for the visit of West Brom in the Premier League . Fifth place settles for the Europa League.

Sports Man City legend Pablo Zabaleta takes parting shot at Man United
Author: 0 Man City legend Pablo Zabaleta takes parting shot at Man United

For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us. "Pablo is a real legend in what he has done in the club", Guardiola told a news conference. I am just thinking what is the best for me and my family. But Manchester City has invested too much in getting Guardiola to the Etihad to give up on him a season into his three-year contract.

Sports Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas
Author: 0 Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas

The Belgian, 23, has been an afterthought for Antonio Conte for much of the season, but scored the goal that won the Blues the Premier League title at West Brom on Friday night. "You start to play the final 10 days before", he explained. "I'm going out with the club crowned champions and in great hands with the manager, plus the players we have here as well".

Author: 0 Nadal takes Madrid title

The Spaniard, 30, won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final. Halep thanked much-criticized Fed Cup coach Ilie Nastase after the match , but the 70-year-old's role in the trophy presentation was labelled "irresponsible and unacceptable" by the WTA.

Sports Tottenham hand over keys of White Hart Lane
Author: 0 Tottenham hand over keys of White Hart Lane

The ceremony of the last match played at White Hart Lane threatened to overwhelm the football on the pitch, but Tottenham managed to pull of a typically calm and collective win. "I think I am very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky to be here", he told reporters after the match.

Sports Hamilton taking a risk too far in pursuit of title glory?
Author: 0 Hamilton taking a risk too far in pursuit of title glory?

Vettel quickly opened a 2+ second gap to Hamilton and it seemed he may have continued to sprint away with victory. The two banged wheels and Vettel came out ahead, until Hamilton finally got by two laps later. "From Turn 1 to the end it was flat chat", said Hamilton . Germany's Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Renault, with compatriot Pascal Wehrlein eighth for Sauber after a five second time penalty was applied - the Swiss team's first points of the season - and Carlos Sainz seventh for ...

Sports 'Didn't care', 'I'm happy' - Liverpool fans react to Arsenal win against Sunderland
Author: 0 'Didn't care', 'I'm happy' - Liverpool fans react to Arsenal win against Sunderland

I think he believes his team are good enough to be at least in the top four and challenging for the title. "We can only influence our own behaviour and take care of ourselves, not judge too much the others". "We are a victim of nobody". "We won 71 points last season and finished second". Alexis Sanchez has scored 23 goals and now finds himself one goal behind the Premier League's leading scorer Romelu Lukaku.

Author: 0 Alonso hopes his first finish boosts McLaren's 2017 season

I did the first one which is just for feeling with the vehicle but next week when we start the free practice and running with others around hopefully I will build confidence and understand what the auto needs and what I need as well. While not overtly critical of McLaren's beleaguered engine suppliers, Alonso's assessment underlines the extent to which the unreliable and underpowered Honda engine is now handicapping the team.

Sports Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final
Author: 0 Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

Nadal pulled off a running forehand victor, and Djokovic hit wide to concede the break again. He also beat Thiem in the Barcelona final in a much more lopsided contest. But again it was not easy. That felt like a critical moment and Nadal went on to break in the first game of the second set, before backing it up by holding for 2-0 after a lengthy game.

Author: 0 Runner falls 25 secs short in sub two-hour marathon bid

Three-time Boston Marathon victor Desisa , from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Tadese dropped off the pace to leave Kipchoge crossing the line alone at the end of the 17-and-a-half trips around the 1.5-mile loop circuit.

Author: 0 Sanchez keeps Arsenal's Champions League hopes alive

I feel in Spain, Real Madrid can win games by playing some at a lower percentage of the maximum than you can in England. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he believes the Gunners still have a "good chance" of making the top four after watching Alexis Sánchez secure a 2-0 home win over relegated Sunderland .

Sports UFC's Demetrious Johnson Rips Ronda Rousey, You Lost, 'Grow the F*** Up'
Author: 0 UFC's Demetrious Johnson Rips Ronda Rousey, You Lost, 'Grow the F*** Up'

However, following her first loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015, "Rowdy" was nowhere to be seen for quite some time, having reportedly taken the loss very badly. Rousey was a key figure in the development of women's mixed martial arts in UFC. Without the UFC, Rousey wouldn't have reached the popularity she attained.

Sports Gisele Bundchen gets anxious watching Tom Brady in action
Author: 0 Gisele Bundchen gets anxious watching Tom Brady in action

Teams that don't comply can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and lose draft picks. The Patriots did not list Brady on an injury report in the 2016 season for a concussion or head injury. The NFL said it had been in contact with the NFL Players Association "and will work together to gather more information from the club's medical staff and Mr.

Sports Filip Forsberg: Filip Forsberg scores in third straight game
Author: 0 Filip Forsberg: Filip Forsberg scores in third straight game

With fundamentally sound defensive play and plenty of offensive flash, Subban, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm are a big reason why the Predators are in position to take early control of their franchise's first conference finals with a second road victory.

Sports Arsenal v Sunderland: Premier League match preview, line-ups & predictions
Author: 0 Arsenal v Sunderland: Premier League match preview, line-ups & predictions

Wenger's comments come as Arsenal could finish the campaign with more points than last season - when they were second - and still miss out on a Champions League spot. "By doing this, we can send a message to Stan Kroenke ( Arsenal's US-based owner) and Arsene Wenger that Arsenal should be doing so much better". "But some teams, once they are safe, they just have a breather, which didn't happen 10 years ago".

Sports Djokovic gets walkover into Madrid semis after Nishikori withdrawal
Author: 0 Djokovic gets walkover into Madrid semis after Nishikori withdrawal

His next match against the 22-year-old No16 seed Nick Kyrgios was highly anticipated, a genuine contender for the "popcorn" match of the day. "Most things weren't working particularly well", Murray said. Kei Nishikori recovered from a terrible start to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 6-0, 6-4 and faces David Ferrer next. Nishikori, a finalist in Madrid in 2014, is playing in his first tournament since March.

Author: 0 Arsenal Win Keeps The Pressure On Manchester City And Liverpool

After the win, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said, "We had plenty of shots on goal but we needed to be patient. He just wants to fight and have the best result for the club", Koscielny told Sky Sports . "Nobody questions his desire and his quality, but it shows as well, if you look at Sanchez's numbers, he has developed here as a player", Wenger said.

Sports Kyle Tucker recaps the NBA Draft Combine
Author: 0 Kyle Tucker recaps the NBA Draft Combine

The most recent DraftExpress mock draft actually has fellow United Kingdom guard Malik Monk landing with the Knicks at No. 7, while Fox goes No. "If I'm able to play with him, I feel we can do something special". "I have been watching it for many years". Perhaps a team wants to drum up the value of a top-four pick knowing that teams behind it will be seeking a point guard.

Sports Military service looms for Players champion Si Woo Kim
Author: 0 Military service looms for Players champion Si Woo Kim

In posted a 3-under 69 for the round, Kim was the only player in the top-10 to card zero bogeys on the day, while the final group pairing of J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley finished a combined 13-over par on the day. Speaking after his maiden tour victory, the 21-year-old has resigned himself to serving his country. However, after fellow pro Brian Gay discovered a discrepancy in the points allocation for players coming back off medical exemptions, the Tour recalculated his points tally and ...

Author: 0 Harry Kane victor ends an era at the Lane

Supporters swarmed the field as the final whistle blew but eventually returned to their seats to watch 48 former Spurs players each come out to rapturous applauds. "When the new era and stadium arrive there will be different expectations, but, most important, always in our memory will be White Hart Lane, the soul and the smell.

Sports Florida WR Antonio Callaway cited for pot possession
Author: 0 Florida WR Antonio Callaway cited for pot possession

No doubt, Florida head coach Jim McElwain likely woke up Sunday morning to one of the dreaded offseason phone calls that no coach wants to receive after hearing this news. Several other cases were dropped or transferred to other courts. He totaled 54 catches for 721 yards and three scores last season, as the Gators won their second straight SEC East championship.

Sports Wenger retains top-four belief after Sunderland win
Author: 0 Wenger retains top-four belief after Sunderland win

Fifth-placed Arsenal trail Liverpool by a point and host Everton in their final Premier League match of the season on Sunday. Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez will continue proving his worth at Arsenal for the long term after the Chilean global led the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday (16 May) by scoring two goals.

Sports Los Angeles unleashes star power to woo IOC in Olympic bid
Author: 0 Los Angeles unleashes star power to woo IOC in Olympic bid

International Olympic Committee delegates and LA 2024 bid officials shot hoops on the court famously graced by the likes of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal during the Lakers' most recent golden era. "It has made our bid stronger and we know that our engagement with you over the next three days will make it stronger still". "If the rules change, I think any city would have to look at the terms of what a 2028 award means", Garcetti said.

Author: 0 Ronaldo's double puts Real on verge of La Liga title

Now, he's breaking a record that's been around for almost half a century. Indeed, Zidane was even asked about maletíns in the build up to the Celta game. "In the second-half, we controlled the game more because the first-half it was end-to-end which isn't our game". Individual stats were not the aim Wednesday, though, and Zidane removed his top scorer with the game won and six minutes remaining.

Author: 0 Paul Pierce wants the Celtics to trade the No. 1 draft pick

Not only would they have lost that selection, but they would also have lost the 2019 pick to the Orlando Magic too. Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins , left, and Josh Jackson of Kansas respond to questions during an interview before the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY.

Author: 0 LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

And when we have to mentally focus on our challenges that we have every game". Steve Kerr surprised many when he showed up to Oracle Arena for the first two games of the Western Conference finals, and it looks like his recovery is continuing to head in a positive direction.

Author: 0 James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

It was his seventh consecutive playoff game scoring at least 30 points, a personal record. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue admitted he was at fault for Love's pedestrian numbers in the first two rounds and vowed to get him more involved offensively, especially given the favorable matchup against Boston .

Sports Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win
Author: 0 Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win

Their victory also evened their 3 game series at a game each. The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Wednesday in Major League Baseball action at PNC Park. This lowered his ERA on the season to 2.84 and his FIP to 3.50. Cole has been nothing short of fantastic in his last four starts. The Nationals have not released a starting pitcher by the time this article was posted.

Sports The Cavs' domination in the playoffs comes with a huge extra benefit
Author: 0 The Cavs' domination in the playoffs comes with a huge extra benefit

With a 3-0 series lead, the Cavaliers had no real reason to be concerned - and James' interaction here proves as much. Once again I'm part of a team that's been able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. "Honestly man, I wanna just get better, I wanna have fun, I wanna win a ring". Game 5 is Thursday (NZ time ) in Boston. It really isn't a far gone conclusion that James doesn't care who is in front of the Cavs in the playoffs, but that he's aiming for his 4th crown and 2nd ...

Sports Rome Masters: Angelique Kerber crashes out, Garbine Muguruza survives day of shocks
Author: 0 Rome Masters: Angelique Kerber crashes out, Garbine Muguruza survives day of shocks

The inconsistencies continued for German Angelique Kerber two days after she returned to the top ranking position in the WTA as she suffered a 6-4, 6-0 loss to Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the Rome Masters. He beat Great Britain's Kyle Edmund 7-5, 6-4. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the last 16. Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round as fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro was forced to quit with a left knee injury.

Sports Champions League spot within grasp for Man City
Author: 0 Champions League spot within grasp for Man City

Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place by beating West Bromwich Albion. The small matter of Champions League qualification. "The fans had waited so long and we did it in a City way". If Liverpool loses by two and Arsenal draw to our Merseyside counterparts a 39th game would have to be played.

Sports Si Woo Kim youngest Players Championship winner, Ian Poulter second at Sawgrass
Author: 0 Si Woo Kim youngest Players Championship winner, Ian Poulter second at Sawgrass

Who is Si Woo Kim? "They say you need experience to do well at the majors, but if I can study the course beforehand and prepare accordingly, I think it's possible (to capture a major)". Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, looks down after his second shot of the fourth hole went in the water during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Sports Raptors crash in Game 3 vs. Cavaliers
Author: 0 Raptors crash in Game 3 vs. Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James , right, passes off the ball under the basket as Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) looks on during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff serie. The Cavs shot 11-of-14 in the fourth quarter to the Raptors' 7-of-23. James bumped the lead to nine points on two free throws with 8:56 to play. But let's face it, the Cavs have frustrated and demoralized Toronto , dating back to the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals.

Sports Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in PPV Bout
Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in PPV Bout

By the end of the sixth, Alvarez had out-struck Chavez Jr. Immediately after the obligatory drubbing was dispensed, Alvarez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Russian announced that their mega-fight would happen September 16 , 2017, the Mexican Independence Day holiday.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo double puts Real Madrid within point of title

Ronaldo surpassed Greaves' record with the 367th and 368th strike of his league career after he netted a brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo . Real Madrid will travel to Celta Vigo to play their 37th fixture of the season and will be looking to cruise past the minnows with a comfortable win.

Author: 0 All Blacks to play South Africa in RWC pool

They have won both of their World Cup games so far against Argentina , but the Pumas are much improved and reached the semi-finals in 2015. It will be the first time the two nations meet in the pool stage. The two-time winners avoided a "Group of Death" scenario, which they had at the 2015 tournament, when they were pitted with Wales and Georgia in Pool D at the draw in Kyoto on Wednesday.

Sports Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka
Author: 0 Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka

The bigger picture for Arsenal is that they remain in contention for a top-four finish that may convince some of the doubters that Wenger is worth a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season. He added: "It is the first time I leave and they are happy". They were walking with their heads low, so finally they sing, the scarves, it's nice for them, honestly.

Author: 0 Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt

Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm - with Sky Go subscribers able to stream the match live. The goalkeeper had a good day out on the south coast, keeping Arsenal in the game in what was a slow first half with a few important saves.

Sports Derek Jeter's number is retired at Yankee stadium
Author: 0 Derek Jeter's number is retired at Yankee stadium

Introduced by a recording of late Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard — it was played before Jeters at-bats following Sheppards death in 2010 — Jeter wore a blue three-piece peak-lapel suit, white collared shirt and no tie.

Sports Romero saves penalty in Manchester United's 0-0 draw at Southampton
Author: 0 Romero saves penalty in Manchester United's 0-0 draw at Southampton

Mourinho downplayed any chance of United allowing De Gea to leave, saying: "David is top in the world and we want to keep the top in the world". The Red Devils play Ajax in the Stockholm showpiece just three days after their final day clash against Crystal Palace - and Mourinho is expected to name a line-up against the Eagles which is a youth team in all-but name.

Sports Spurs still struggling to compete on wages, claims Pochettino
Author: 0 Spurs still struggling to compete on wages, claims Pochettino

He reiterated that message yesterday, stating: "I have no reason to leave the club". That's ten more than they achieved last season and just 1 short of the total Leicester needed to win the title previous year so it would still be a huge sign of improvement if Spurs could hit the 86 point mark.

Sports SkySports: Antonio Conte insists Chelsea can improve again next season
Author: 0 SkySports: Antonio Conte insists Chelsea can improve again next season

Chelsea will complete the double with victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final - only the second in their history - and for Conte, the challenge of building on this season's success has already started. The Belgium keeper said: 'Of course, I'm committed to Chelsea . Costa had threatened to douse the flames and jeopardise the title bid in January, when he apparently had his head turned by a lucrative offer to join Chinese Premier League side Tianjin Quanjian.

Author: 0 English soccer introduces retrospective bans for simulation

The FA says it will act "where there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player's team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed".

Sports Pochettino staying at Spurs, no buyout clause in contract
Author: 0 Pochettino staying at Spurs, no buyout clause in contract

There are many rumours, but I am committed with the club, no reason to leave the club. Manager Mauricio Pochettino claims reports of unrest within his Tottenham squad over next week's friendly with Kitchee in Hong Kong are "wrong" but conceded "maybe 1 per cent or one player is not happy".

Author: 0 New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming

The Preakness lost a potential starter on Sunday when Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury during a five-furlong workout at Pimlico. Royal Mo was to undergo surgery Monday at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He actually came out of the Derby with a swollen right eye. The busy day at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore will finish with the race everyone is looking forward to at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Sports I put trophies above finishing top four - Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger
Author: 0 I put trophies above finishing top four - Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger

This adds huge significance to the Europa League final against Ajax later this month. "After games he comes in on Monday and Tuesday and I'm sure he checks the running stats to make sure we are putting the effort in". United made eight alterations to their starting line-up from the team that edged into the Europa League final against Celta Vigo on Thursday, with Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Jesse Lingard the only players to keep their place.