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Sports Ajax will offer true test in Europa League final, says Daley Blind
Author: 0 Ajax will offer true test in Europa League final, says Daley Blind

Sunday was not the end of Man Utd's season, as it hinges entirely on the Europa League final . But their relative inexperience and poor away record in the tournament would suggest that they may struggle against a disciplined, physical United side that desperately needs a big win to salvage their season.

Author: 0 Andre Agassi will coach Novak Djokovic at the French Open

SLICK SVITOLINA UPSETS HURTING HALEP TO WIN ROME: Ukraine's Elina Svitolina continued her brilliant season with a clinical 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 upset win over injury-hit Simona Halep in the Italian Open final on Sunday. He will also break into the top 10 for the first time in his career on Monday. Djokovic had to play twice on Saturday to make into the final, with a ruthless 6-1, 6-0 win over Dominic Thiem after finishing his quarterfinal against Juan Martin del Potro earlier in the day.

Sports Ajax team aims to relive past glories in Europa League final
Author: 0 Ajax team aims to relive past glories in Europa League final

Dennis Bergkamp is among the Ajax greats coaching the next generation, while Marc Overmars is technical director. Jose Mourinho's side enter the clash as favourites and Onana is aware of the threat the Premier League side pose - having singled out one United player in particular to watch.

Sports Edmonton Oilers: Matt Benning a Top Defender in Playoffs
Author: 0 Edmonton Oilers: Matt Benning a Top Defender in Playoffs

They overcame a 1-0 deficit, taking over the game in the second and third periods and will host the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Final. "I have nothing but good things to say about this team". Rinne was also fantastic for the Predators with 27 saves on 29 shots. P.K. Subban got the puck at the left point after defense partner Mattias Ekholm drove to the net with the puck and sent it back to Subban from the corner after a scramble in front.

Sports Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'
Author: 0 Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'

But success at Wembley may not be enough for the fans, some of whom have been calling for Wenger to step down. Alexis has been brilliant, scoring a lot of goals . Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro scored to put Chelsea in control before Michy Batshuayi capped the rout with two late goals . "In terms of how many times Man City have been in Europe, we can not compare against Liverpool , Manchester United , Arsenal or Chelsea ".

Sports Sharapova overcomes shaky start to beat McHale in Rome
Author: 0 Sharapova overcomes shaky start to beat McHale in Rome

Sharapova faces a battle to raise her ranking enough to qualify for the grass court Grand Slam by right and spare organisers the dilemma of whether to award her a wildcard into the main draw. Both players continued to struggle on their serves as there were yet another couple of service breaks, and Sharapova finally held her serve once more to earn the lead for the very first time in the match.

Sports Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma
Author: 0 Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma

Internazionale fans staged a unique protest during their team's home defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday when they walked out during the first half in order to have a spot of lunch. It's the most hard moment since I've been here. "And we have showed from day one we wanted to work in this project and we believed in this project.It's important to be honest with the person that signed you three years ago and invited you to a good project that you agreed to".

Author: 0 Conte claims wounded Arsenal are FA Cup favourites

During that time the club have also won four FA Cups. Though nearly all Chelsea fans adored the tribute and many neutrals remained indifferent, others weren't pleased. " We actually did it about 15 second too early but we knew that it was happening ". "One of the most hard days of my life", said Terry, as he paused to watch a highlights reel of his career on the big screen and waited to speak amid choruses of his name and songs sung in his honour.

Author: 0 Ford to fire CEO Mark Fields

In a column headed "Bye Bye Mr. Fields", I recently pointed out that a source close to the management team told me "his departure could give Ford the boost it so desperately needs". Ford earned more than $25 billion in profit in the past four years, helped largely by the surging US auto and truck market. He said it was a "vote of confidence" in the new administration.

Author: 0 LeBron, Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss in Game 3

Johnson got the start in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals but only scored two points in nine minutes as the Celtics earned their first win of the series. The Cavs had a 13-game unbeaten streak going with James in top form, on the verge of penciling in his name above those of Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar in the playoff record books.

Sports Hawks' All-Star Millsap opts out of contract
Author: 0 Hawks' All-Star Millsap opts out of contract

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been a proponent of keeping the 32-year-old Millsap in Atlanta. With more than ten years of experience in the National Basketball Association, his max contract will start at $35.3 million for next season and rise from there.

Author: 0 Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

Our fans are wonderful, a great group of guys. Ritchie, Anaheim's left wing on its top line, has four goals this postseason, three in the series against Nashville . Without power-play success early on, the Preds found themselves with few shots on goal, even with Anaheim having backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier making his first career postseason start in place of the injured John Gibson.

Sports Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

Griezmann, who had missed a penalty kick in last year's final against Madrid , slipped slightly just as he was taking the shot, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas got his hand to the ball but was not able to fully deflect it. Zidane said he knew his team would have to "suffer", but was correct to say the game "changed completely" after the 25-minute mark. Zidane still urged his side to take no chances on Sunday.

Sports Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid Open
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid Open

It was Dimitrov who struck first again in the second set, but this time Thiem was able to turn the advantage his way, breaking back and then once more to take the lead, serving out the second set with a lot more ease. "My physical condition is also getting better", said Nishikori, who is now 9-4 in his career meetings with Ferrer. Nadal won the encounter in the 2009 semi-finals, while Djokovic beat the Spaniard in the finals in 2011.

Sports Rams All-Pro Donald skips opening OTAs during contract talks
Author: 0 Rams All-Pro Donald skips opening OTAs during contract talks

The NFL Network's Steve Wyche also reported GM Les Snead;s reaffirmation that the Rams "like Aaron and want him to be around". The team picked up Donald's fifth-year option, and the latest was that the Rams were going to work on a long-term extension for Donald during the offseason.

Author: 0 Jason Day misses three-footer at Byron Nelson PGA to blow title

Obviously it shouldn't have been like that with a playoff, but in the end it's a victory and that's the most important thing", he said. James Hahn will head into Sunday atop the leaderboard after shooting a 6-under 64 on Saturday to move to 12-under at the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in Irving, Texas .

Author: 0 After Game 3 meltdown, Penguins bench Marc Andre-Fleury for Matt Murray

Their 3-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night provided yet another reminder of both Sullivans expert button-pushing and his teams ability to brush off listless performances and react by playing with the kind of efficient brilliance that is hard to match let alone beat.

Sports Juventus sign Chelsea forward Juan Cuadrado
Author: 0 Juventus sign Chelsea forward Juan Cuadrado

For all intents and purposes, Juan Cuadrado had already moved from Chelsea to Juventus last summer, leaving the Blues on a three-year loan (3!) that took ages to negotiate and an abacus to decipher. The midfielder could not settle in West London however, playing just 15 times and failing to find the back of the net. As not only have they triumphed in the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia, they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Author: 0 Desperate Spurs vow aggressive fightback against Golden State Warriors

He re-sprained it twice in the third quarter of Game 1 on Sunday, the second time when he landed on the foot of Zaza Pachulia after a jump shot. Curry's points haul included six three-pointers as the Warriors all-round offensive power crushed a San Antonio Spurs line-up missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker .

Sports Don't kill me for playing kids: Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Don't kill me for playing kids: Jose Mourinho

I always disagree with it, I think a team shouldn't play two European competitions in the same season. Asked if the young players were ready, the United manager said: "All together? No". "Paul [Pogba] is fine, a strong guy, a strong mentality". "He is learning how to live after his father passed away, but he is strong, and he knows he needs to play next Sunday because he hasn't played or trained for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch".

Sports Matt Elam arrested for grand theft, battery
Author: 0 Matt Elam arrested for grand theft, battery

According to the Palm Beach Post , Elam was arrested and booked into jail on charges of larceny between $300 and $5,000, and battery. According to the report, his girlfriend told police Elam tried to grab her cell phone out of her hand because he had paid for it.

Author: 0 Macron backs Paris' 2024 Olympic bid

French World Champion Judoka Teddy Riner, who will be attending a gala dinner with International Olympic Committee members and fellow athletes Sunday evening said that the aquatics facility is a badly needed legacy if the Games are held in Paris .

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Theyre terrific goalies, and were fortunate that we have these guys as part of our team.”. And after recording two of his best seasons, with.920 and a.921 save percentages, he was displaced by Murray last season, and it led to a Cup. He called a couple of the bounces the Senators received “flukey” and is eager for a chance to go back to work. “So I put that one behind already, and Ill be ready to go.”.

Author: 0 Ian Poulter to compete at PGA Championship

Kim's triumph saw him replace Australia's Adam Scott as the youngest ever victor of the Players Championship, which is regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major. He doesn't have to worry about keeping his PGA Tour card next year. He took a penalty drop, then hit wedge over the trees and almost holed it, tapping in for par.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic conqueror Alexander Zverev joins Top 10 after Rome Masters win

He lost in the third round at Wimbledon, his earliest defeat in a Grand Slam in seven years, lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Touted as a future world No.1, the title will move Zverev up to a career-high No. 10 in the rankings. "If I have half the career Novak has had, I will be just fine." "When I was 11 or 12, I thought I'd probably win about four Slams already by the age of 20", Zverev joked.

Sports Predators reach conference finals for first time
Author: 0 Predators reach conference finals for first time

The St. Louis Blues hung up their skates on the 2016-17 season on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. The Predators scored five goals once against each. "I stopped thinking about it because at the end of the day I probably wouldn't be the only player who's been traded that really has no idea why it happened", he said.

Sports Wenger won't be drawn on Arsenal future
Author: 0 Wenger won't be drawn on Arsenal future

Steve Nicol evaluates what Liverpool need to do over the summer in order to manage their return to the Champions League. "Our points total is decent if you look at it over the years". "I think people deserve this opportunity for us to be able to qualify for the Champions League". The 67-year-old has just two matches remaining before his contract expires but has yet to announce publicly if he will sign fresh terms to remain at the north London club, where he has been in charge for 20 years.

Sports Burnley boss Sean Dyche preparing for busy summer
Author: 0 Burnley boss Sean Dyche preparing for busy summer

Dyche said: "We started six months ago". You are adapting, learning, looking at the players, what we can do next, how we can stick roughly to what we do but mould it differently and add to it. He added: "People will think can we keep it going because people questioned us every single week this season". The 25-year-old's current deal with the Clarets expires at the end of next season with Burnley prepared to facilitate a transfer rather than let the striker leave the club on a free transfer.

Sports Nadal continues fine form with Madrid Open title
Author: 0 Nadal continues fine form with Madrid Open title

I really enjoy these tournaments. Basically I couldn't do the rebreak until the end of the match . It feels ironic that the only times that Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have ever met is on clay, with only one win for the young Austrian in Buenos Aires a year ago.

Author: 0 Meghan Markle Arrives With Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception

She was swiftly followed in by her niece and nephew, Prince George and Princess Charlotte - who looked adorable in their matching outfits. It is thought Pippa, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband are staying at the Brando, dubbed the most luxurious eco-friendly resort on the planet which is costing them around £3,000 a night.

Author: 0 Martin Keown sends message to Laurent Koscielny after Arsenal red card

In the report, Draper says: "In the coming months, Arsenal are expected to begin appointing support staff such as medical personnel and sporting administrators, which will essentially form the new infrastructure". See you next season! Then we unfortunately had a red card and another injury, which gave me a chance to play. In the unbeaten year we won 26. "But we take it really seriously because we like to play in Europe".

Sports Gregg Popovich confirms Kawhi Leonard to play Game 1 vs. the Warriors
Author: 0 Gregg Popovich confirms Kawhi Leonard to play Game 1 vs. the Warriors

Of course, the clip has gone viral, with many altering screen shots to poke fun at the whole situation. Nursing a twisted left ankle, Leonard could have played Thursday had it been an elimination game for San Antonio, but the Spurs held him out to rest the ankle for a potential win-or-go-home Game 7 on Sunday, according to ESPN.com's Michael C.

Author: 0 NHL: Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Following concern about Sidney Crosby's health after he crashed into the boards dangerously in Monday's Game 6 and played on, the Pittsburgh Penguins' star clarified Tuesday how it was decided he stay on the ice. "And that's a strong message". The NHL recently expanded its concussion spotters program to include both personnel in the arena and "a new staff of Central League Spotters [that] will monitor all games from the Player Safety Room in NY".

Sports Arsene Wenger silent on his contract situation as Arsenal miss the cut
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger silent on his contract situation as Arsenal miss the cut

Wenger has refused to confirm he will stay on as manager next season and, after missing out on the Premier League's top four for the first time since 1996, the Frenchman said the uncertainty had not helped. But they will be without Laurent Koscielny after he was sent off against Everton and Wenger said Gabriel was also unlikely to feature after being stretchered off with a knee injury.

Sports Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final
Author: 0 Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during a press conference at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on May 9, 2017 on the eve of their Champions League semi final second leg football match against Atletico de Madrid . Despite the disappointment of bowing out to Real in the Champions League for the fourth straight season, Atletico boss Diego Simeone beamed with pride at his side's performance.

Author: 0 Kessel comes through to tie series for Penguins

Craig Anderson made 27 saves. The Pittsburgh Penguins' plan for Monday's Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators follows the logic of the memorable Wayne Gretzky quote: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take". And when we can't, we've got to hang on to the puck. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are the clear favorite in Game 1, as they are getting odds of -220 to win.

Sports Kawhi Leonard 'day to day,' questionable for Game 3
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard 'day to day,' questionable for Game 3

It's going well, as well as it can go", center Pau Gasol said . Being able to not help the team win a game, or just being able to play. "The thing that worries me is that he did it again, the exact same thing", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after Game 1 .

Sports Manchester City romp to win at Watford to ensure third place
Author: 0 Manchester City romp to win at Watford to ensure third place

Today, when the game was finished I was thinking about the next game but they said: "The league is finished" and I said: "'Oh, that's a shame, we'll have to wait for next season then!'" "Big, big teams, we knew it wouldn't be easy". "They always recognise what I did for the club, and it's something special". His farewell was a sorry affair - his injury-hit side, missing six defenders , never had a chance.

Sports Man United's season hinges on winning Europa League final
Author: 0 Man United's season hinges on winning Europa League final

Manchester United must not underestimate Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final on Wednesday, defender Daley Blind has said. Harrop scored his team's first in their 2-0 victory over the Eagles, and the winger has admitted that he was left "speechless" after netting on his first senior appearance.

Author: 0 Celtics pip Cavs with buzzer-beater

Game 4 is Tuesday in Cleveland (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT) with the Cavs up 2-1 in the series. Down by 20 early in the third quarter and without their star Isaiah Thomas , the Boston Celtics stormed all the way back to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Author: 0 Players Championship victor prepares for military duty

Kim started Sunday's final round in fourth place, two shots behind overnight leaders JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley . The bogey on the 18th was only the second for Poulter over the final 46 of the tournament. He is the second Korean, after Choi Kyoung-ju in 2011, to win what's widely regarded as the "fifth major". "K.J. has become a really good model", Kim said.

Author: 0 Chad Brown dedicates Preakness to late mentor Bobby Frankel

Classic Empire, a 2-1 second choice, looked in command but finished second by a nose behind 13-1 rated Cloud Computing , with 30-1 longshot Senior Investment taking third. Cloud Computing covered the 1 3/16 miles in 1 minute, 55.98 seconds, paying $28.80. The final race of the series for three year olds will be the Belmont in Elmont, New York, on June 10.

Sports Former Dudley, UNC star P.J. Hairston arrested
Author: 0 Former Dudley, UNC star P.J. Hairston arrested

Kevin Poteat was driving a vehicle registered to Hairston and was stopped by officers following a disturbance at a Wings Beachwear store in Wrightsville Beach. It was unclear what Hairston, who is now on the roster of the D-League Rio Grande Vipers, was doing in Wilmington. He was drafted by Miami in 2014, has also played for Charlotte and Memphis and is on the roster of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's G-League affiliate.

Sports Jets waive 2015 second-round draftee Devin Smith
Author: 0 Jets waive 2015 second-round draftee Devin Smith

Former Ohio State receiver Devin Smith's National Football League career has seen another setback. "It's bad luck and bad timing because the kid worked so hard to get back", coach Todd Bowles said last month during the National Football League draft.

Sports Liverpool book ticket to Champions League play-off stage
Author: 0 Liverpool book ticket to Champions League play-off stage

That will help them absolutely next season. The team in fourth place will go into a two-legged play-off in August, while whoever finishes fifth will receive a place in the Europa League. His goal against Middlesbrough was his 13th of the Premier League season - a very decent return considering the time he missed through injury. This came off the back of Alisher Usmanov attempting to take control of the north London giants over the weekend.

Sports Antoine Griezmann says Manchester United transfer is 'possible'
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann says Manchester United transfer is 'possible'

And when presenter Yann Barthès asked him to confirm how talks with United were progressing, with 10 the equivalent of a done deal, Griezmann replied: "Six". And Griezmann replied "it's the first time". However, he did later reveal that there is a "seven out of 10" chance he will remain with Atleti. More importantly, Griezmann has previously said if Atleti manager Diego Simeone committed his future to the club, so would he.

Sports Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are back where they belong
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are back where they belong

Okay, so before Arsenal announce Wenger's new contract and I stop bothering with this, because failure is not my thing, I would like to address a fundamental problem in the situation we are in and this is the fact that the manager and the board have shown the fans one giant middle finger.