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Sports Umar Akmal loses Champions Trophy spot due to poor fitness
Author: 0 Umar Akmal loses Champions Trophy spot due to poor fitness

Umar, 26, was included in the 15-man squad, which represented a recall to the worldwide fold after he was left at home for the tour of West Indies. "We have a deadline until May 25 so we are deliberating on the possible replacements", Shahryar was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo .

Sports Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'
Author: 0 Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

In the second half Philippe Coutinho curled in a direct free kick and Adam Lallana added a third goal. Arsene Wenger's torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the English League season.

Sports Novak Djokovic announces Andre Agassi will coach him at French Open
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic announces Andre Agassi will coach him at French Open

After losing that final, Djokovic admitted nerves had gotten the better of him in important moments, something that should have raised a lot more eyebrows than it did, because it is Djokovic's ridiculous mental strength, in those big points, that had pushed him up to the top of men's tennis.

Author: 0 Predators confirm Johansen suffered compartment syndrome

Ducks goaltender John Gibson missed the final two periods with a lower-body injury. - Anaheim's extended travel, hard seven game series over Edmonton and no rest between series is having a larger and larger impact as this series progresses...

Sports Mourinho Backs Pogba to Shine Despite Father's Death
Author: 0 Mourinho Backs Pogba to Shine Despite Father's Death

Would it be outrageous to suggest van Gaal was underrated during his time at Old Trafford? That's what I want to do week in, week out - play at Old Trafford. Coupled with the fact that there is nothing left to play for in the league for either side, Mourinho insisted earlier this month after booking their spot in the final that he would make plenty of changes.

Sports Arsenal out of Champions League despite victory
Author: 0 Arsenal out of Champions League despite victory

Wenger's worst-ever Premier League season was over and so were Arsenal's hopes of making the Champions League . Although the Gunners haven't won the league since 2004. Arsenal's 10 men prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot.

Sports Zidane hails
Author: 0 Zidane hails "spectacular" squad as Real close in on title

Madrid has already won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season. Messi, the league's scoring leader with 37 goals , converted another penalty in the 75th and closed the scoring in injury time . "We fought until the very end and now we congratulate a worthy champion". It's been 50 years of a lot of happiness in this venue. Athletic are seventh but can still earn a place in the Europa League if Barcelona win the King's Cup.

Sports N.K. says it successfully fired intermediate-range ballistic missile
Author: 0 N.K. says it successfully fired intermediate-range ballistic missile

The latest test marked North Korea's second missile launch since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office May 10. "We cannot absolutely tolerate the missile launch on May 21 and repeated provocative remarks and actions by North Korea", Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.

Sports Penguins and Capitals take it the distance
Author: 0 Penguins and Capitals take it the distance

Alexander Burakovsky has elevated his play over the past two games. In the losses, Fleury best save percentage came in game 3 when he posted a 90.9 save percentage. John Gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game. In this case, the players and teams have to be saved from themselves.

Author: 0 Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

For sure. We're at where we're at. Coach Mike Sullivan placed him on the third line with Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney , and the impact was immediate. "It's better than a 2-1 heartbreaker in overtime, I guess", said Ryan. "We beat them in their barn", said centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau. "We know we have the potential to do that".

Author: 0 Real Madrid outclass Malaga to clinch La Liga title in 5 years

Cristiano Ronaldo got Los Blancos off to a ideal start with the opening goal inside two minutes before Karim Benzema added a second to wrap up Madrid's 33rd league crown and first since 2012. "We have won one and can win another". However, Benzema made sure of the title early in the second half when he swept home the loose ball after Kameni had saved Ramos s first effort.

Sports Royal Mo breaks bone in hoof while preparing for Preakness
Author: 0 Royal Mo breaks bone in hoof while preparing for Preakness

American Pharoah won in 2015, breaking a 37-year drought that had dominated the discussion this time of year. Neither pulled off the feat. Classic Empire now enters this Preakness with two solid races under his belt and is primed for his best now.

Author: 0 Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

Overall, Djokovic had 27 unforced errors to 14 for Zverev, who also had 16 winners to the Serb's 11. Zverev, 20, was on top from the moment that he broke Djokovic in the very first game as he became the youngest victor of a Masters 1000 tournament since the Serb himself in Miami in 2007.

Sports Mourinho seals winning record on 250th Premier League game
Author: 0 Mourinho seals winning record on 250th Premier League game

This season has been disappointing league campaign for Mourinho and the Red Devils and it's been very obvious in the past few weeks that the club hasn't cared too much about the league table. However, Mourinho had little time to give deserved public praise to his young side after the match. Allardyce's men failed to muster a shot on target during a one-sided half that took on an exhibition feel towards the end, with Pogba and Lingard replaced by Michael Carrick and Anthony Martial before ...

Author: 0 After making run at Indy 500 pole, Alonso to start 5th

Geoffrey Billows, Bourdais will undergo surgery on his pelvis this evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The two-time Formula One champion qualified as the fastest rookie and believes there is more to come from the auto come race day. I went one gear down and it started again picking up the speed. I'm hoping he's okay. "I love being in the shoot-out". I love being here. As the image of the hit - the auto flipping over and flames and smoke billowing out - appeared on video boards around ...

Author: 0 Manchester United x Crystal Palace- Game Preview

Jose Mourinho does not believe Manchester United's young players are ready for this weekend's baptism of fire against Crystal Palace. "We finished fifth last season, and we went to the Europa League". Then came the portion which covered the Europa League Final against Ajax preview discussion. "You try and picture how you want the game to go but it is different out there", he said.

Sports Boston Celtics shake off Washington Wizards to make National Basketball Association conference finals
Author: 0 Boston Celtics shake off Washington Wizards to make National Basketball Association conference finals

The Boston Celtics' bench managed only five points in their Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards. Still, Wall hit the game-winning three in Game 6 to force Monday's contest and averaged 25.1 points per game during the series. The run grew to 22-5 early in the fourth as the Celtics' lead became 94-81. After an Olynyk three, Beal hit a three and was fouled by Bradley to close the Wizards within four, 101-97 with six minutes left.

Author: 0 How the Cavaliers prodded Isaiah Thomas to new heights

The Cavaliers were coming off a 10-day break but showed no signs of rust by going wire-to-wire to easily beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 at the Boston Garden arena. The Cavs won the first two games in this series by an average of 28.5 points. Easily and relentlessness, James and his teammates imposed their will on the top-seeded and overmatched Celtics , who just days earlier had been filled with optimism after beating Washington in seven games and then winning the National Basketball ...

Sports Southampton among Premier League clubs interested in Leeds United's Chris Wood
Author: 0 Southampton among Premier League clubs interested in Leeds United's Chris Wood

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post's Lee Sobot , Leeds United have received no bids for Chris Wood, despite reports suggesting numerous Premier League clubs were considering a £20m swoop for the striker. Leeds United's Chris Wood is of course an Elland Road favourite, but he's just as crucial for his country. It was reported in New Zealand this week that Wood is set to captain New Zealand at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 It is Madrid's title to lose - Zidane

Isco started Sunday's 2-0 win at former club Malaga as Madrid claimed LaLiga for the first time since 2012, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo for the opener, and the Spain worldwide midfielder has no plans to leave the capital. "When you have 60 game per season it's very hard on a physical level, but we've got to this stage with our spirits high and we're flying physically", Zidane said.

Sports Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Sunday, May 21
Author: 0 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Sunday, May 21

The Predators lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled for Monday night in Nashville . "It is one game at a time, but we know our next win puts us in contention for the Stanley Cup". "With regard to our players' heads, they've been in the right place, I think, through the entire playoffs, and they remain in the right place". Nashville and Anaheim split the first two games of the Western Conference finals.

Sports Chelsea want to 'win everything' next season, says N'Golo Kante
Author: 0 Chelsea want to 'win everything' next season, says N'Golo Kante

Kante won the most combined votes from a panel of experts, captains of Premier League clubs and a public ballot. Kante won the award from an eight-man shortlist that also included Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta, Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

Author: 0 Warriors rout Leonard-less Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals

At one point, he had three rookies on the floor for the Spurs. With superstar Kawhi Leonard out with an ankle injury suffered on Sunday, the Spurs' chances going into Game 2 were slim to begin with. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs needed to come out with guns blazing after the heartbreaking loss in Game 1 , but they came out flat and absolutely paid for it as they found themselves down by double digits in a blink of an eye.

Sports Real have earned La Liga chance - Zidane
Author: 0 Real have earned La Liga chance - Zidane

Madrid were crowned champions of Spain for the first time since 2012 after defeating Malaga 2-0 on Sunday. "It's my first league title, it's been an incredible year and there's still a final to come". "I've won everything with this club, but this title is special". David Junca's own goal, Luis Suarez's finish and two goals from Lionel Messi - one a penalty after an earlier miss from the spot - handed Barca the win.

Sports Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win
Author: 0 Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win

It was about giving freedom to them because they're the masters and they've done it before. It was some exceptional death bowling by Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Jasprit Bumrah which did the trick for Rohit in a match where the two-time champions were completely off-colour in the first half of the game.

Sports HYS: Is Iheanacho the answer to West Ham's striker problems?
Author: 0 HYS: Is Iheanacho the answer to West Ham's striker problems?

The New Zealand worldwide has undergone season-ending surgery on a chronic knee injury which he has played with for the past few weeks. He initially joined as a central midfielder but has since transitioned to centre-back. "While it's in the balance, you're never quite sure, and they were good second half". Other injuries and lack of fitness to the likes of Angelo Ogbonna does mean that they are down to the bare bones, but this has opened the opportunity for Under-23 captain Declan Rice to ...

Sports Filip Forsberg comes through again for Predators against Ducks in Game 3
Author: 0 Filip Forsberg comes through again for Predators against Ducks in Game 3

How it happened: In the franchise's first home game in the conference finals, Nashville nearly played second fiddle to Gibson. With two shots the goalkeeper failed. In that game, Arvidsson recorded a goal and an assist. Nashville had two potential goals waved off in a span of eight seconds, both denied by goaltender interference.

Sports Wenger outlines how many signings Arsenal need to challenge Chelsea
Author: 0 Wenger outlines how many signings Arsenal need to challenge Chelsea

That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million ($65 million) in revenue and increase the pressure on Gunners boss Wenger, who has endured a miserable season filled with fan protests and calls for his resignation. Having struggled to break down disciplined Boro, Georginio Wijnaldum's goal in first-half stoppage time paved the way for goals early in the second half for Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana.

Sports Salah, El Shaarawy star as Roma come back to defeat Chievo
Author: 0 Salah, El Shaarawy star as Roma come back to defeat Chievo

Egyptian attacker Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy scored two goals each whilst Edin Dzeko rounded off the victory in this thrilling encounter. Having squandered a glorious chance earlier on, Salah made amends in the 42nd minute when he received a ball from the right flank and cut inside his marker before sending a deflected effort into the net to send the sides level at half-time.

Author: 0 Horschel Wins Byron Nelson on First Playoff Hole

After missing four consecutive cuts for the first time since his rookie year in 2011, Horschel is in the final group at the Nelson. Horschel's approach on 18 found its way 26 feet from the hole, and though Day was closer with a makeable 18-foot putt, both missed and entered a playoff.

Sports IPL-10: Mumbai elect to field vs KKR in Qualifier II
Author: 0 IPL-10: Mumbai elect to field vs KKR in Qualifier II

The horror that Kolkata Knight Riders inflicted on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday night was today meted out to them by Mumbai Indians , resulting in the latter making their way through to the final of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

Sports Thiem sends Nadal crashing out of Rome Masters
Author: 0 Thiem sends Nadal crashing out of Rome Masters

The Spanish third seed was 1-4 down after just 22 minutes in the first set when she quit, handing the eighth-seeded Svitolina a place in Sunday's final against Romania's Simona Halep. Zverev beat American veteran John Isner 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 with tennis greats Rod Laver and Manolo Santana looking on at the Foro Italico. Muguruza raced into a 4-0 lead against Williams, who was seeded ninth, and comfortably closed out the set.

Sports Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

The former of which has reportedly been subject to huge interest in China that resulted in a training ground bust-up with Conte back in January. But the 47-year-old jumped at the chance to see if the philosophy he had honed during a stellar managerial career, which included three Serie A titles with Juventus, could work outside his homeland.

Author: 0 Cavs humiliate Celtics in record loss

Cavaliers: James is first player with at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. "I don't want to put that on any one guy", he said. We understand that this is a good team. "That's why I'm pleased most of all with our defense and how we just kept reacting and kept moving and kept scrambling".

Sports Vikings coach Mike Zimmer undergoes eighth eye surgery
Author: 0 Vikings coach Mike Zimmer undergoes eighth eye surgery

This comes on the heels of multiple surgeries Zimmer underwent back in April, at which point he thought he was done going under the knife. "They put the gas bubble in", Zimmer said, per the St. Zimmer suffered the injury during a game against the Chicago Bears on Halloween past year. "It's probably a good thing that I scratched my eye during the game".

Sports Classy Pogba inspires Manchester United win over Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Classy Pogba inspires Manchester United win over Crystal Palace

And Mourinho, soon after sitting down at the presser, noted that he would much rather head home and begin focusing on the Europa League final on Wednesday night. Unfortunately Mourinho passed up the chance to give his public seal of approval to the youngsters who stepped up to the plate and ensured a disappointing Premier League season ended on a winning note.

Author: 0 Juventus reach Champions League final

The curtain may have come down on Monaco's hugely entertaining Champions League run but striker Kylian Mbappe has left nobody in any doubt about his status as Europe's new major talent. Their opponents will be either Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid who have a semifinal second leg of their own on Wednesday. Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves were on target for Serie A champions Juventus , who were beaten in the Champions League final by Barcelona in 2014-15.

Author: 0 Zaha and Benteke lead the way as Palace rout poor Hull

The Palace hierarchy and manager Sam Allardyce are so keen on retaining Zaha's services that they are set to offer the 24-year-old a mega-money contract in order to keep him in South London, after the club managed to survive the drop with an emphatic victory over Hull City on Sunday.

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta relives favourite Manchester City moments after final home game

The result saw West Brom slip to ninth, continuing a dismal run that has seen them win just one of their last 11 games. Sergio Aguero was instrumental in all three goals. Zabaleta was honoured with a number of tributes after the game, including the presentation of a lifetime City season ticket. "I thought I had done enough and that it's the right time for me to move on but believe me, I love this Club so much, said the Argentine, who had been widely respected as the best right-back in ...

Author: 0 Hamilton holds off Vettel to win classic Spanish Grand Prix

The two men, with seven world championships between them, fought a wheel-to-wheel duel in Spain on Sunday with Hamilton emerging the victor and now six points behind the German. The duo went wheel-to-wheel after Vettel came out alongside his title rival following a second pit stop. But Vettel defended his inside position on a curve, sending Hamilton off as they came close to touching.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino challenges Spurs striker Harry Kane to break 30-goal barrier

Kane moved two goals clear of Everton's Romelu Lukaku in the race to finish the Premier League's top scorer when he scored four times in Tottenham's 6-1 victory at Leicester on Thursday. Eric Dier's long pass from the halfway line was flawless for Kieran Trippier to cushion into the six-yard box, where Kane was waiting to apply a first-time finish.

Author: 0 Nadal optimistic ear infection not to affect Madrid Open form

Today, in the second round of the Madrid Open, he squared up against world No. 76 Nicolas Almagro-a player he had defeated in all four previous matches , losing only one set in a tiebreak-and teetered on the brink of loss, but came out with the victory, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

Author: 0 Stenhouse Jr. takes Talladega

Selfishly, I wish the caution came out, but for the fans, I'm glad that it didn't. It's been a good one for a long time (five top-10s at TSS). NASCAR's most popular driver ran in the back of the pack much of the way Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway after an impressive qualifying effort - he started second - gave fans hope he was poised to salvage a disappointing year.

Sports 1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga
Author: 0 1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga

Real Madrid's Isco fights for the ball against Malaga's Keko Gontan during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. "The last three games have been complicated, we told the players that they would be complicated". Even though one point will be enough for Madrid to take the title, Zidane said his team would be aiming to ensure a victory.

Sports Mitchell Johnson leads Mumbai to IPL title
Author: 0 Mitchell Johnson leads Mumbai to IPL title

In Qualifier 2 on Friday night, they were aggressive, executed their skills to the "T" and defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders quite convincingly. Where the first 15 overs of Mumbai innings yielded 81runs for seven wickets and the next five 48, it was apparent Krunal Pandya (47; 38b, 4x3, 6x2) could have done with some support from the top order that hit the self-destruct button a touch too soon.