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Sports Bob Jungels wins a very select sprint in Bergamo
Author: 0 Bob Jungels wins a very select sprint in Bergamo

But by the end of the 222 km ride from Rovetta to Bormio - won by Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain team) - Dumoulin's dream was shattered after seeing his lead over Quintana slashed to 31secs. "But we stayed calm and it was a good day for us". In the finale it was all about timing in the sprint. "Just before swinging left onto the Stelvio for the second time, the news came through that the maglia rosa had stopped".

Sports West Ham United should act fast and sign Jermain Defoe
Author: 0 West Ham United should act fast and sign Jermain Defoe

For Slaven Bilic's side to push for a top-six or a top-eight finish in the league next season, they need someone like Defoe who can score 15 to 20 goals in the Premier League in a single campaign. The England global has agreed a three-year deal worth north of £70,000 a week and will return to the club where he spent a successful six month loan spell in 2000/01.

Author: 0 Klopp proud as Liverpool return to Champions League

Personally the biggest thing for us at Manchester City was winning the FA Cup [in 2011]. We started the season very well, I started well. "Last year we came close (to a trophy) but couldn't get over the line but playing in those sort of occasions and in those big games is important".

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool must solidify Champions League standing

There was further turmoil this week with reports Alisher Usmanov, owner of 30 per cent of Arsenal's shares, was seeking to purchase Stan Kroenke's 67 per cent majority stake for £1 billion, but the American's company KSE UK stressed on Monday that its shares were not for sale.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics get top pick in NBA draft thanks to Nets trade

Both teams passed, but that was before the Celtics won the lottery. But Pierce - nicknamed The Truth for his clutch performances - thinks the Celtics should trade the pick. 1 pick, but we trust the process and it's going to be exciting to see what we're going for". Now, with the #1 pick, it seems like the Celtics will land the extremely talented point guard out of Washington, Markelle Fultz .

Author: 0 Coutinho would rather Liverpool legacy over move to Barcelona or Real Madrid

The England worldwide stated that he is enjoying playing for Liverpool and isn't looking to leave. That is where all the big clubs want to belong. Manchester United might be doing the same and moving on from Wayne Rooney and David de Gea, while for crosstown rival Manchester City , Sergio Aguero scored City in its 5-0 win and looked like he was trying to prove a point.

Sports Penguins will go with Murray over Fleury for Game 4
Author: 0 Penguins will go with Murray over Fleury for Game 4

What we do know is that both coaches - Pittsburgh's Sullivan and Ottawa's Guy Boucher - have become nearly obsessive in talking about the first 10 minutes of a game, nearly as though everything beyond that is already decided. "We just weren't connecting". "We made it for Game 4". Winger Conor Sheary (concussion) will also miss the game for the Penguins. The experienced Ducks, who might reunite top center Ryan Getzlaf with right wing Corey Perry after separating them to create more ...

Sports Liverpool fans delighted with top-four finish
Author: 0 Liverpool fans delighted with top-four finish

Mane was vital to the club's early season form, while Wijnaldum has scored some big goals including the important opener against Middlesbrough in the final game of the season. "For a few weeks we knew that's the maximum we can achieve and we did it". It's a young squad and the average age is the second-youngest in the Premier League, which is another positive - although maybe not for me because it makes me feel a lot older.

Sports Harbhajan backs Zaheer for India's bowling coach
Author: 0 Harbhajan backs Zaheer for India's bowling coach

Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh took to the micro-blogging website Twitter and endorsed Zaheer Khan's name as the bowling coach for team India. In case you didn't know... India's squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 boasts of four frontline fast bowlers, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, along with pace bowling allrounder Hardik Pandya.

Sports Sadio Mane 2016/17 Season Review: Standout campaign for Liverpool's new forward
Author: 0 Sadio Mane 2016/17 Season Review: Standout campaign for Liverpool's new forward

Most indicative of his importance, however, was Liverpool's struggle when he was absent, both on the turn of the year during the Africa Cup of Nations and when injured in the final two months of the season. Hopefully now we can stick a few trophies in the cabinet. Lovren proved again last night he CANT be a first choice CB for next season. "We're looking forward to it and we know we have the players who are capable of winning the game".

Sports Valverde quits Athletic Bilbao with eye on Barca
Author: 0 Valverde quits Athletic Bilbao with eye on Barca

Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Sunday that the club will be naming their next manager on Monday May 29 and it would be a massive shock now if it was not Valverde. He led the club to four successive top-seven finishes, a Copa del Rey final and the quarterfinals of the Europa League. The planned announcement will come after Copa del Rey final, but Catalan publication Sport has reported that Valverde has already arranged a place to live and a school for his children.

Sports Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games
Author: 0 Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games

Francisco Liriano had another one of his patented "occasionally dreadful" starts, and the bullpen actually came in and stopped the bleeding. "When he (first) came up (from the minors in 2013), he was a guy that was up there (swinging away) and I think part of that was because in the minor leagues, he could hit nearly anything they threw out there", Gibbons added.

Sports Meghan Markle arrives as Prince Harry's date for Pippa Middleton's wedding reception
Author: 0 Meghan Markle arrives as Prince Harry's date for Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

With Meghan Markle making an appearance at the couple's wedding dinner - but not the marriage service - speculation has mounted that Prince Harry and his USA actress girlfriend will be next down the aisle. While it's a shame she wasn't at the ceremony , we're glad Meghan was able to keep Prince Harry company at the reception. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted together.

Author: 0 Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108

The Cavs need to take two more games from the Celtics before punching their ticket to the NBA Finals, and we'd be comfortable betting our life savings that it happens. Stevens has been quick to bench the 30-year-old veteran, as his 10.5 minutes per game in the postseason rank 10th among all Celtics players. They got some second-chance points.

Author: 0 IPL 2017 final was best T20 tie of my life: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai had managed to keep the core of their team - Rohit Sharma , Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Ambati Rayudu, a clear indication of their success this decade. A win of this magnitude at this stage of the tournament was necessary in getting the team's confidence back, something which reflected in their win in the next game as they held on to their nerves till the very last ball of the match to become the most successful team in the history of the competition with a ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo happy with Madrid role

Record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored two more league goals than Jimmy Greaves. "He has shown that again today, not just with his goals, he worked hard too in defence". The Galicians' gung-ho tactics were leaving gaps at the back, and Madrid's Karim Benzema had a penalty claim as the game neared the break. "We have one game left but today was very important".

Sports Arsenal have only themselves to blame for missing out on Champions League
Author: 0 Arsenal have only themselves to blame for missing out on Champions League

Coutinho, 24, has enjoyed an impressive season with Liverpool , scoring 13 goals and recording seven assists in the Premier League to help the club secure Champions League qualification. Pressed as to when exactly he felt the uncertainty about his future had affected his players, he said: "It's a good question". And speaking on Sunday about his commitment to the Reds , Coutinho said: "I have a long contract with Liverpool ".

Sports Maria Sharapova earns wild card entry into Rogers Cup
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova earns wild card entry into Rogers Cup

Since the end of her 15-month ban, Sharapova has used wild-card entries to play three events on the WTA Tour. Sharapova will have to win three matches to earn one of the 12 qualifying berths for women in Wimbledon's 128-player main draw."I have some great memories of playing there over the years, including winning the title on two previous occasions".

Author: 0 Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/23/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray made 25 saves and the defending champion Penguins moved within one victory of the Stanley Cup finals by routing Ottawa 7-0 in an National Hockey League playoff game on Sunday. "We know it's not an easy task". Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist in his return from a concussion. To wonder about the weird coaching decision to take goaltender Craig Anderson out of the game , then then throw him back in before he yielded his worst goal of the ...

Author: 0 Mourinho says Manchester 'will pull together as one'

Greater Manchester Police confirmed children are among those killed and wounded in the blast at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening that is being treated as a " terrorist incident ". On facing United in the final . He will watch from the stands, along with fellow injury victims Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young , after sustaining knee ligament damage during the semi-final second leg win at home to Anderlecht.

Sports 'No specific intelligence' of risk to Europa final
Author: 0 'No specific intelligence' of risk to Europa final

The Portuguese boss's Twitter comments were set to be his only public statement of the day after United had earlier announced they were cancelling Tuesday's scheduled pre-match press conference in Stockholm. It appeared there might be some tension between Mourinho and Jones when the manager last month publicly urged the player to "be brave" and take a risk in terms of his recovery and making himself available for selection.

Author: 0 Manchester United halts practice to honor victims of terror attack

President Donald Trump condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the deadly attack. A club spokesman said: "The thoughts and prayers of our ownership, board and everyone at Manchester City are with the people of Manchester and all those affected following the horrifying events of last night's Manchester Arena attack".

Sports Injustice 2 Easily Tops The UK Game Charts
Author: 0 Injustice 2 Easily Tops The UK Game Charts

These are some of the best-looking facial expressions I've ever seen in a game, and the story mode's cut scenes look phenomenal. It's a purely cosmetic way to implement microtransactions and while it's a practice that is looked upon with much scorn in the industry, if it's going to happen this is probably the best way to do it - even if it's frustratingly annoying to continually receive pieces of gear for characters you'll never play.

Sports Coach Michael Cheika says forecasts are irrelevant after Wallabies' dream draw
Author: 0 Coach Michael Cheika says forecasts are irrelevant after Wallabies' dream draw

Defending champions New Zealand were pitted alongside fierce Rugby Championship rivals South Africa , while Pool C will undoubtedly be dubbed the group of death. The ninth World Cup will be the first staged in Asia. The group will be rounded off by yet-to-qualify teams from the Americas - likely to be one of Uruguay, Canada or the U.S.

Sports La Liga win is bigger than World Cup for Zidane
Author: 0 La Liga win is bigger than World Cup for Zidane

Madrid will be trying to win its third Champions League title in four seasons in a final against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3. "I get the feeling Real Madrid supporters are anxious that Florentino Perez is going to bring chequebook players in again", he said.

Author: 0 UK police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester terror attack

Speaking outside Downing Street, Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "beyond doubt" that the city was the victim of a "callous terrorist attack". Thousands of people traveled to Manchester for the concert. "We're stuck in the auto park", an eyewitness told Us Weekly. The prime minister said while people had witnessed the worst "we also experienced the best".

Author: 0 Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs

Manu Ginobili's storied National Basketball Association career hangs in limbo after the San Antonio Spurs were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. However, the story of Game 4 centers on Golden State's continued excellence. Curry and Durant have figured out how to play together and Draymond Green is also on a roll.

Author: 0 Warriors complete sweep of Spurs to advance to NBA Finals

Popovich, in the end and in defeat, pinpointed what makes Golden State appear invincible when running on all cylinders. But it was a win nonetheless and as it tends to happen with Golden State, they got out in front early. The Cavaliers hold a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Curry alluded the Warriors are expecting a rematch with LeBron James and company.

Author: 0 Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

The next points race on the calendar happens to be the Coca-Cola 600, a race that Truex led for 392 of 400 laps - or 588 of 600 miles - last season. "I was super loose there and the No. 10 Ford, sending her head-on into the outside Turn 2 wall. "I met a bunch of them before the race and hopefully they're all psyched". He was later airlifted to the Kansas University Medical Center.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho backs Manchester to "pull together as one"

The UEFA statement added that "there is now no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League Final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks". Manchester United defender Phil Jones will take nothing for granted against Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League Final tomorrow night. In my opinion, I think United should go for Kane over Antoine Griezmann .

Author: 0 Spurs Fan Suing Zaza Pachulia, Warriors Over Injury To Kawhi Leonard

A lot of treatment. Added Draymond Green: "You're going to prepare for him to play". His Spurs had just fallen into a two-games-to-none deficit with Game 3 coming Saturday night. Curry also collected seven rebounds and seven assists in the comfortable victory as the Western Conference No. 1 seeded side took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven game series.

Sports Guardiola: Aguero and Kompany are staying at Man City
Author: 0 Guardiola: Aguero and Kompany are staying at Man City

OF course there had been great expectations at Manchester City at the beginning of the season when Pep Guardiola went in there as manager, but I wouldn't say it's been a disappointing campaign. The 2-1 defeat at Chelsea when he returned to the starting line-up in April proved to be City's last in the Premier League and the Belgium worldwide has also chipped in with three goals during an eight-match unbeaten run.

Author: 0 Players history-maker Kim out of Byron Nelson

The other co-leader was J.B. Holmes, and it was a horror show for the Kentuckian. Poulter shanked his second shot from the right rough at the 18th, and the ball bounced off hospitality tents, down a cart path and into a palmetto bush. No one, not even Kim, could have predicted this win given his form on the PGA Tour this season. NOTES: The largest final-round, come-from-behind victory in the tournament is six strokes by Raymond Floyd in 1981 at Sawgrass CC.

Sports Richard Childress Racing makes crew chief change for Austin Dillon
Author: 0 Richard Childress Racing makes crew chief change for Austin Dillon

Replacing Alexander will be Randall Burnett, who was crew chief up until last week for JTG Daugherty Racing driver AJ Allmendinger , who is 30th in the Cup standings. Coincidentally, Labbe didn't travel to the following week's race at Richmond International Raceway, a move RCR said was not disciplinary but one that allowed him to stay back at the shop and focus on building cars for upcoming races.

Author: 0 Mumbai beat Pune to win IPL

But when he fell for 51, it was advantage Mumbai , the match coming down to the final ball with the Supergiants needing four runs for victory. The men in blue had to put in a disciplined bowling effort as they scored a below par total of 129/8 in their 20 overs after being 79/7 at one stage.

Author: 0 Tampa to host 2021 Super Bowl, L.A. moves to 2022

By the time the Super Bowl would be played in Tampa, extensive renovations to Raymond James Stadium will have been completed. On Tuesday, it was announced that Tampa has the opportunity to host Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium if it meets certain requirements.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio Spurs to reach NBA Finals

But the Warriors are stronger, more talented and healthier than they were a year ago, and the proof is that they've barely been tested in three playoff rounds. "He was spectacular", Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said of Ginobili's Game 3 performance. If he decides he's going to play again, that's up to him, but I won't try to convince him one way or the other.

Sports Liverpool's James Milner targets trophies after top-four finish
Author: 0 Liverpool's James Milner targets trophies after top-four finish

The Frenchman's future is clouded in uncertainty after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 21 years, with the levels of discontent among the club's support growing louder as the season progressed. " Jurgen Klopp is not a magician, you can't just ask him to win the league with the squad we have". It's about putting yourselves in those situations.

Author: 0 Bush teams up with Byron Nelson Classic

I don't tell the coach sometimes cause I know I got a job to do". From 121 yards out in the 18th fairway, he struck his second shot perfectly, spun it back toward the hole and hit the lip of the cup, almost holing out for an unbelievable eagle that would have earned him a spot in the playoff as well.

Sports Klopp reveals Champions League mission statement
Author: 0 Klopp reveals Champions League mission statement

It's Real and Barca. We don't need many . We were playing in a hostile environment. But to achieve the next step, the gap is shorter but it's more hard - to compete head to head against the big clubs in Europe , Real Madrid , Barcelona , Bayern Munich , Juventus.

Author: 0 Scott Dixon grabs Indy 500 spotlight, robbery aside

Thankfully, it seems like both drivers are okay. The robbery came hours just after Dixon captured the pole in the upcoming Indianapolis 500 race. New Zealander Dixon was with wife Emma Davies-Dixon and Franchitti at a Taco Bell restaurant late on Sunday near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where hours earlier Dixon had clinched pole for the Indy 500.

Author: 0 Indy 500 winners robbed at Taco Bell

So why were the racing drivers at a Taco Bell late on Sunday night? It sure didn't affect him Monday. Dixon's team owner, Chip Ganassi, issued a statement to say that the drivers were fine, and they'd allow Scott's full attention to be on preparing for Sunday's 101st Indy 500.

Author: 0 Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

However, according to BBC Sport , UEFA has accepted United's request not to hold the press conference this evening. Twenty-two people were killed and a further 59 hospitalised after the attack, which occurred as crowds departed the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals

Even though they are the No.1 seed in the East, the Celtics don't appear to be a legitimate threat to win the title. Golden State has won 27 of its past 28 overall games (including the regular season) and has won six straight road playoff games, a franchise record.

Author: 0 Penguins strike early, rout Senators in Game 5

After scoring only one goal in each of the first three games of this series, Pittsburgh's offense came to life in Game 4, then turned up the heat Sunday and never turned it off in grabbing a 3-2 series lead . "I think Olli is playing the best hockey right now that I've seen", remarked coach Mike Sullivan . "We know they're a better team". According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are the favorite at home , as they are getting odds of -200 to win today.

Author: 0 ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Concert Terrorist Attack

ARIANA GRANDE has tweeted about her devastation after her concert was struck by one of Britain's deadliest attacks since the 2005 London bombings. A powerful explosion shook part of the cavernous Manchester Arena late Monday as concertgoers streamed out following the American pop star's last song.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez Is No Longer A Convicted Murderer - Judge Throws Out Case

At the time of his death, Hernandez had not exhausted his appeals for his first-degree murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd , a conviction under MA law that is automatically appealed to the state's highest court. Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez's suicide was a "calculated act". Update: The Bristol County District Attorney's office said they plan to appeal the decision, according to TMZ .

Author: 0 Who Were The Ariana Grande Concert Victims?

Investigators believe they know the identity of the bomber, and are working to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said: "We express our solidarity to the British people and our support to the relatives of the victims".