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Author: 0 Laurent Koscielny set to miss Arsenal clash with Everton

On a day full of goals - 37 in the 10 matches - Tottenham led the way with a 7-1 thumping of hosts Hull City four days after winning 6-1 away to dethroned champions Leicester City. John Terry was given an emotional send-off as champions Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 before hoisting the Premier League trophy. "You know being the manager of clubs like Arsenal is always hard (in terms of criticism)".

Author: 0 MOORE: Sixers have to get it right with No. 3 pick

Cleveland led by as much as 51 points at 113-62 in the fourth quarter. James finished with 30 points and scored 22 in the first half, helping the Cavaliers to a 72-31 lead at the break - the largest half-time advantage in National Basketball Association postseason history.

Author: 0 Manchester United's Wayne Rooney may miss out on Old Trafford sendoff

Under Mourinho, United have signed the world's most expensive player, signed the Bundesliga player of the season, gone 25 games unbeaten, and still managed to finish lower than Van Gaal did previous year. I think for the kids it will be a big occasion, it will always be good experience for them. "It's going to be one of the most important games in my life".

Author: 0 Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

LeBron James will not be in the mix. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is introduced before Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Boston. "There are a lot of great players in this league, so it's definitely something". Hundreds of leading professional journalists around the world distributed the 15 best players of the season according to the three symbolic fives.

Sports Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game
Author: 0 Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

Under Mourinho , United have signed the world's most expensive player, signed the Bundesliga player of the season, gone 25 games unbeaten, and still managed to finish lower than Van Gaal did previous year. After that, though, both sides were largely going through the motions, although Rooney almost injected intrigue when directing a free-kick just wide of his own goal before Pereira did brilliantly to not only stop a Luka Milivojevic free-kick but hold onto it.

Sports Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'
Author: 0 Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'

Mbappe has been a real revelation this season. The goal also put an end to Juventus' 689-minute shutout streak - the second longest in Champions League history. "We're a better team than we were two years ago". "My goal was worthless, it's just anecdotal really". The Turin club found the breakthrough after the half-hour mark when Dani Alves picked out striker Mario Mandzukic with a pinpoint cross, and the Croatian buried the rebound after his header was saved by the keeper.

Author: 0 Halep reaches Italian Open final with 10th straight win

In clearer conditions at the Foro Italico, Djokovic held serve when the match resumed and then got the decisive break in the next game with a drop-shot victor. I can play a bit more aggressive than the way I played tonight, but overall I'm happy . "It's really tough for me to play against Novak because he doesn't give me any time ".

Sports Hughes. McGirt tied for Players lead
Author: 0 Hughes. McGirt tied for Players lead

Hughes, who survived a five-way playoff to win at Sea Island, doesn't even have that body of work behind him. Among those at 68 was Jon Rahm , another first-timer at this lucrative event who had one of four bogey-free rounds on the steamy day in north Florida.

Sports Celtics nab top overall pick
Author: 0 Celtics nab top overall pick

Who won big and who left disappointed? The Boston Celtics are in a great place right now. There is no debate that Fultz and Ball have risen above the rest as the consensus top two picks in the draft. During his freshman year at N.C. State Smith put up just over 18 points a game and dished out over 6 dimes a game. Five is a better pick than eight. Sacramento now has the 5th and 10th picks in the upcoming stacked draft.

Sports Kyle Lowry has said that he will opt-out of his contract
Author: 0 Kyle Lowry has said that he will opt-out of his contract

Or is Toronto headed toward a teardown? Originally signing a four-year, $48-million contract in the summer of 2014, Lowry has outperformed his deal and should be due a big pay raise in the ballpark of a max deal or just under. An 11-year veteran, Lowry also has played for Memphis and Houston. "Look at the technology". While he still believes his body is young, Lowry said he's matured over his five seasons with the Raptors .

Sports Jose Mourinho: Man Utd youngsters not ready for first team
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Man Utd youngsters not ready for first team

There is certain to be a lack of cohesion to aspects of the Red Devils' play and Palace arrive at Old Trafford after following up a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City with a 4-0 victory against Hull. Mourinho, meanwhile, has praised Wayne Rooney's professionalism amid one of his most hard seasons at Old Trafford. " Paul Pogba is fine - strong guy, strong mentality", Mourinho said .

Sports Clevinger helps Indians shut out Astros for 3-0 win
Author: 0 Clevinger helps Indians shut out Astros for 3-0 win

Miller struck out two in the eighth and Allen allowed one hit in the ninth to convert his 12th save in as many opportunities and give him 21 straight dating to August 18. RHP Corey Kluber (lower back strain) will throw a simulated game on Saturday. The Indians will decide what his next step is after they see how he comes out of Saturday's work.

Author: 0 Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) police said separately that Uskanil had been detained, questioned and released hours earlier after he was caught by security there going through a terminal concourse door leading out to the airfield.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor

He became the second Asian victor of the Players Championship after his idol, South Korean KJ Choi, triumphed in 2011. "From that moment (when Choi won the 2011 Players Championship), I was dreaming that I really want to be in this tournament", Kim said.

Author: 0 Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Confirmed Starting XI

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Jose Mourinho's first season at Manchester United. Souness also said that Mourinho is effectively "handing an excuse" to the United players for bad performances by constantly complaining about the number of games the team have had to play.

Sports Batshuayi's late victor guides Chelsea to Premier League glory
Author: 0 Batshuayi's late victor guides Chelsea to Premier League glory

But the 47-year-old suggested after the title success at The Hawthorns that he wanted to build on the rejuvenation he has led this season. Sometimes we play well, but concede a goal and then it's hard to get back in the game. Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte's immediate predecessor as Chelsea boss, reckons the Italian will stay at Stamford Bridge due to "perfect circumstances" at the club.

Author: 0 Resilient Penguins head home with momentum as Game 5 looms

Matt Murray was solid in goal in his second playoff appearance this postseason, but the Penguins as a whole looked much better after their Game 3 thrashing. As the Senators noted, they're in good shape and nothing has been decided. We've got to be able to play with urgency right away.We're going there with our heads up.

Author: 0 Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

The Reds now hold a narrow one-point advantage over fifth-placed Arsenal , who face Everton , knowing they can rule out any possible overhaul from their rivals by beating relegated Middlesbrough. Koeman has no doubt playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League is "not good enough" for Arsenal . As a result, Kane reached 29 Premier League goals for Tottenham and also won the Golden Boot in the process.

Author: 0 Gary Neville makes Tottenham transfer prediction about Harry Kane

It's enough to bring a tear to the eye of any Spurs fan. "We've got to believe", Kane said of the transition. "So if we can win a third title, or like you like to say a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent for us because we know that it's a big objective".

Author: 0 Curry sinks Spurs in hurry

We know they're a little undermanned but they still play extremely hard, so we knew we couldn't come out here and relax and think they were just going to give us the game. "Somebody's got to teach him if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move, you move over, " Popovich said. "I'm disappointed. The only way I can process this is I think it's not about the O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that".

Sports Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory
Author: 0 Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

When the final 10-lap shootout began, with Busch sitting third behind Brad Keselowski on old tires and seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Busch said it was now or never. NASCAR , Charlotte track president Marcus Smith and Goodyear officials hoped the introduction of a "bonus tire" would liven the race. But the strategies on when to use the softer option tire in concert with the three sets of primes the teams were given created some intrigue.

Author: 0 How Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City Can Reach Champions League

Liverpool's infamous last minute slip-ups are always a possibility, and Arsenal's home record against Everton indicates a potential crucial victory for Wenger's men. When asked whether a decision will be announced shortly after the FA Cup final on May 27, he replied, "Of course". "It's unpredictable", Wenger said .

Sports Cloud Computing wins Preakness Stakes in upset finish
Author: 0 Cloud Computing wins Preakness Stakes in upset finish

Under different circumstances, the defeat might have been more stunning, but Pletcher long has shown a preference for spacing his horses' races farther apart than the mere two weeks between the Derby and Preakness. He and owners William Lawrence and Seth Klarman weren't going to run just because they could. "Absolutely", Brown said. "Such a rare race, Triple Crown race, and a huge part for me, for our team, for our clientele".

Sports Svitolina upsets injury-hit Halep to win Italian Open
Author: 0 Svitolina upsets injury-hit Halep to win Italian Open

It was the fourth time this season that Muguruza, the No. 3 seed, was forced to withdraw from a match. With only a week to go until the main-draw action begins in Paris, Halep will hope she has not sustained significant damage to her ankle.

Author: 0 Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte served in the wedding party, as did Duchess Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge was not involved in her sister's wedding, but all eyes were still on her. Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, said the Middletons could take pleasure in the day: Their first daughter, Kate, had married a future king, and their second daughter, Pippa , had married an extremely wealthy, charming and handsome man.

Author: 0 Sens try to find their way against Crosby

The defending Stanley Cup champions have relied heavily on Marc-Andre Fleury during their run to the NHLs final four, but he faltered in Game 3, allowing four goals in just over 13 minutes before being pulled for Matt Murray in a 5-1 loss that gave the Senators a 2-1 lead in the series .

Sports Angel Gomes becomes Premier League's first 21st century player
Author: 0 Angel Gomes becomes Premier League's first 21st century player

As a result Gomes could be in line for a shock debut, after being called up to train with the first-team squad on Friday morning. Gomes, who can operate in the no.10 role, is only 16 and therefore still eligible to play in McKenna's team next season and another crack at the FA Youth Cup.

Sports Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury
Author: 0 Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

The Celtics were supposed to be the team with the chip on their shoulder, especially after rallying from an 0-2 deficit against the Chicago Bulls in the first round. LeBron James scored 22 points in the first half. The first half finished with J.R. Smith hitting a fall away jump shot at the buzzer to give the Cavs a 41-point lead at the half, 72-31.

Author: 0 Hamilton takes the victory at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

We came out so close together which was super-tight into turn one. Vettel had to struggle being behind the other Mercedes vehicle of Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel feels his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton is so amicable both on and off track is down to their "common passion" of pure racing.

Sports Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes
Author: 0 Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

Always Dreaming , the prohibitive 6-5 favourite, finished a well-beaten eighth. With every kiss Castellano blew into his horse's ear, Cloud Computing extended his stride. The dark brown colt was unraced as a 2-year-old and skipped the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. After finishing a disappointing third in the Holy Bull in early February, he developed hoof problems as well as a disdain for training.

Sports Arsenal 1/9 to win against Sunderland in Tuesday's Premier League clash
Author: 0 Arsenal 1/9 to win against Sunderland in Tuesday's Premier League clash

They are one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three points behind third-placed Manchester City, who beat West Brom 3-1 on Tuesday. They face Sunderland and Everton, both at home, in their final two games of the season and could lock up 75 points, a return which would be four better than that of last campaign.

Sports Nadal ends his Djokovic losing streak to make final
Author: 0 Nadal ends his Djokovic losing streak to make final

Since then, Djokovic had dominated the most grueling rivalry in the history of men's tennis, taking the last seven meetings (and all 15 sets) over the two years in which he ascended and Nadal hit a mid-career slump cocktail of injuries, loss of confidence and on-court anxiety.

Sports Crawford stays unbeaten with 10-round rout of Diaz
Author: 0 Crawford stays unbeaten with 10-round rout of Diaz

The main event here sees one of HBO's major names and a consensus pound for pound top 10 fighter in action. All things being equal, we will do our best to make that fight because I think the public wants to see it and the public will support it.

Author: 0 Everton boss Ronald Koeman confident of kicking on next season

However, the Gunners are still unlikely to break into the top four on the final day of the season, as they not only need to beat Everton , but also hope for favours from Middlesbrough or Watford, who take on Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

Author: 0 IPL 2017 playoff schedule, venue, timings & who plays whom

For Rising Pune Supergiant, the three batsmen at the top will be crucial to the team. He now has 49 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai won the toss and chose to field first. Pune got the much needed push in the last two overs courtesy a Dhoni special. 7 Number of times a team with MS Dhoni has reached the IPL final (out of a total of 10).

Sports Three into two won't go in Champions League
Author: 0 Three into two won't go in Champions League

With Koeman stating he wants the 23-year-old to make a final decision by the end of the season, Sunday's game marks the cut off point for the England worldwide to reveal his intentions. Meanwhile, there is a comprehensive preview of Manchester United's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, with Jose Mourinho's Champions League hopes also hanging in the balance this week as he prepares for the game that will define his season.

Sports Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open

The fourth seed won the opening four games of the second and completely outclassed the Australian, who did well to avoid a bagel with a hold in game five. ― Reuters picMADRID, May 13 ― Rafael Nadal insisted the furore caused by Novak Djokovic's dip in form over the past year has been overblown as he prepares to face the Serb for the 50th time .

Author: 0 National Hockey League explains why Sidney Crosby was not pulled from Game 6

Anyone who watched Crosby go headfirst into the boards late in the first period of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals had a hard time understanding how the concussion spotters, both at the PPG Paints Arena and in the player safety room in NY, could not have immediately ordered him off the Penguins' bench and off the ice for further observation.

Sports Celtics rule out Isaiah Thomas for remainder of the playoffs
Author: 0 Celtics rule out Isaiah Thomas for remainder of the playoffs

Thomas said when asked if he should have made the All-NBA First Team. Then, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Thomas suffered what doctors called a right femoral-acetabular impingement with a labral tear. Added head coach Brad Stevens: "That's a tremendous accomplishment for him, and certainly well-deserved". A 5-foot-8 guard who was the last selection in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, Thomas emerged as a star this season, averaging almost 29 points and leading the ...

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: My Liverpool team deserves to finish in top four

The Dutchman takes Everton to the Emirates to face Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League campaign with the Toffees having already secured a seventh-place finish this season, and with it a place in the Europa League third-qualifying round.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard Officially Questionable for Game 3 vs. Warriors with Ankle Injury

Stephen Curry scored 15 of his game-high 29 points in a 33-16 first-quarter blitz, allowing the Warriors to hold the serve at home they earned by running up the NBA's best regular-season record. Curry extended his National Basketball Association record by hitting at least one 3 in his 68th straight postseason game, every one he has played. "It's just questionable for tomorrow".

Sports Mourinho: Top four rivals would rather be in Manchester United's position
Author: 0 Mourinho: Top four rivals would rather be in Manchester United's position

Mourinho has indicated he knows the players he will rest in the remaining league games to keep them fresh for the showdown with Ajax. I can go for every match. Victory for Manchester United in the Europa League final against Ajax next week would be collectively worth £38 million to their players and make it the most lucrative match ever staged for a single squad.

Sports Cavs set National Basketball Association record with 41-point halftime lead
Author: 0 Cavs set National Basketball Association record with 41-point halftime lead

However, ESPN reports James expressed some frustration after leaving the arena while he was standing with a group of Cleveland reporters. "It was one game", Lue said . Meanwhile, the 2017 Playoffs roll on Saturday evening as the Golden State Warriors travel to the San Antonio Spurs for Game 3 of their conference finals.

Author: 0 Bowyer, Blaney, Suarez Win Open Stages; Elliott Fan Vote Winner

Suarez survived a wild 10-lap final stage, which began with Elliott spinning Landon Cassill out of the first position. The victor of each stage transfers to the All-Star Race along with the fan vote victor, and will not continue in the Open.

Author: 0 Firmino's return may help Liverpool secure Champions League spot

Arsenal were in the title race until the turn of the year when a very bad run of form saw them drop off the pace to such an extent that they head into the final round of Premier League matches needing a win to keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish.