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Author: 0 Alexander Zverev shocks Novak Djokovic to claim Italian Open title

The 20-year-old outplayed his Serbian opponent, a 30-time Masters 1000 victor, on his way to claiming a 6-4, 6-3 victory in one hour and 21 minutes at the Foro Italico. Novak Djokovic hadn't won any break point in this event, and that is only the third time in his career to perform like this, when he appears in the finals of Masters.

Author: 0 West Ham United linked with sensational move for Anthony Martial

The Hammers endured a hard first season at the London Stadium but it appears the board are ready to stick with Slaven Bilic and back him in the transfer market this summer. As a result, the United forward may be out of West Ham's budget, with the club targeting a few star additions to the squad. Martial's signature is an attractive proposition for West Ham, as he has scored 15 Premier League goals since his arrival from the French Rivera, and still shows substantial promise in terms of ...

Sports NBA Playoffs 2017 Celtics vs Cavaliers; Cavaliers to Win Game 4
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017 Celtics vs Cavaliers; Cavaliers to Win Game 4

The Cavs had trailed by as many as 16 during that first half, showing numerous same issues that resulted in their stunning Sunday night loss. Irving's third-quarter performance was what proved crucial for the Cavs, with the point guard scoring 17 points in the last four minutes of the penultimate quarter.

Sports Monaco secure first Ligue 1 title in 17 years
Author: 0 Monaco secure first Ligue 1 title in 17 years

Monaco players celebrate their French League One title after beating Saint Etienne during the League One soccer match Monaco against Saint Etienne, at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 . "We will do everything we can to keep our players". Alexander Soderlund and Habib Maiga had early efforts for Saint-Etienne as Monaco made a nervous start to the game.

Sports Sakho deal must make financial sense for Palace: Allardyce
Author: 0 Sakho deal must make financial sense for Palace: Allardyce

The 24-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation of late as a result, despite having failed to make the grade at Manchester United back in 2013, before finally returning to familiar pastures in south London. It's been a sensational individual season for the former Red Devil, not only has enjoyed his best campaign - banging in seven goals and providing nine assists, but he was also awarded Palace's player of the season.

Author: 0 Nicky Hayden dies from injuries suffered in bicycle crash

He was transported to a local hospital with "extremely critical" head, chest and pelvic injuries and was then moved to the intensive care unit of Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena. A statement released Friday by the hospital confirmed he had sustained multiple injuries, including "serious cerebral damage". Our thoughts and prayers are with Hayden's family.

Author: 0 Premier League champion Chelsea calls off victory parade

Former England captain Alan Shearer, however, who knows a thing or two about being a legend at his hometown club, saw it a little differently. Comparisons have been drawn with the incident, still under investigation, in which the Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigned after eating a pie during February's FA Cup tie against Arsenal .

Sports NBA All-Star Game coming to Charlotte in 2019
Author: 0 NBA All-Star Game coming to Charlotte in 2019

The league has worked tirelessly with the city of Charlotte to find a resolution that would allow All-Star Weekend to take place in the Queen City. After stripping Charlotte of the 2017 All-Star Game over concerns about North Carolina's HB2 law , which broadly discriminated against the LGBT community, the National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday the city will host the 2019 All-Star Game following the state's partial repeal of the so-called " bathroom bill ".

Sports Kirk Cousins, Washington Have 'Constant Dialogue' On Contract
Author: 0 Kirk Cousins, Washington Have 'Constant Dialogue' On Contract

Conventional wisdom suggests the Washington Redskins have a tough decision to make when it comes to quarterback Kirk Cousins after this season. "It has to be a jewel", Allen said of the future home for the burgundy and gold. They can give Cousins a transition-tag contract, meaning they have the right to match any deal he signs elsewhere. "In the collective bargaining agreement, we really have one year and an option that we can do at the end of next season if we don't get a contract", ...

Author: 0 Milner warns Reds recruits not to come just for CL

He said: "It is not that I will sit together with Michael Edwards ( Liverpool's sporting director) tomorrow and think about what we need". Across the next week, there will be a number of awards to vote on, and we start with the player of the year vote.

Author: 0 Nothing changes in our head when we face Pakistan: Virat Kohli

I don't know why things are built up as matters of life and death for sub-continental cricketers. I am pretty raring to go. "I also learnt a lot as captain". We just wanted to enjoy ourselves and then we ended up winning the tournament. "And while it is going to be tough, I feel this is nearly the best preparation for the Champions Trophy".

Sports Is this confirmation that Alvaro Morata is leaving Real Madrid?
Author: 0 Is this confirmation that Alvaro Morata is leaving Real Madrid?

The Belgium worldwide enjoyed an excellent season that saw him score 25 goals in the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane the only player in the division to find the net on more occasions. The Spain striker returned to Madrid from Juventus in the hope of more game-time but has only made 26 league appearances under Zinedine Zidane and is set for a summer switch away.

Sports Homeless man who aided Manchester Arena attack victims hailed as hero
Author: 0 Homeless man who aided Manchester Arena attack victims hailed as hero

Jones told ITV he saw children bloodied, then helped to remove nails that were lodged in victims. When Sullivan, and his son David Sullivan Jr, heard of Stephen's heroic actions they made a decision to reward him for his bravery, tracking him down and offering to help him get back on his feet.

Sports West Ham United 'close to agreeing deal to sign Pablo Zabaleta'
Author: 0 West Ham United 'close to agreeing deal to sign Pablo Zabaleta'

It's one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks, that's for sure, but if Il Mattino's wording is anything to go by, West Ham are still favourites in this one. Alvaro Arbeloa is set to leave the London Stadium when his contract expires next month so Bilic has been on the look-out for a replacement and it appears he's found his man.

Author: 0 Mourinho to put Smalling up for sale?

It's claimed Martial is also being courted by Lyon, who want to sign the player on loan and it remains to be seen if United will allow him to leave, or if their summer business does indeed further block the player's route into the first team.

Sports Watch final match of Ireland Tri-Nation Series
Author: 0 Watch final match of Ireland Tri-Nation Series

Despite the loss New Zealand took out the tri-series with Bangladesh and Ireland, finishing on top of the ladder with three wins and one loss. Mustafizur's performance, coming on the back of 2 for 33 in the earlier game against New Zealand following a stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League spent mainly on the bench, would also have made Mashrafe Mortaza and the team management happy.

Sports Rolland ends victory drought on Giro's 17th stage
Author: 0 Rolland ends victory drought on Giro's 17th stage

Dutchman Dumoulin, of Sunweb, remained 31 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana with Vincenzo Nibali one minute and 12 seconds off the pace. Rolland, victor of a stage of the Tour de France in both 2011 and 2012, finished 24 seconds ahead of Rui Costa of UAE Team Emirates, with Movistar's Gorka Izaguirre third.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing: Premier League champions Chelsea cancel their victory parade

Chelsea benefited from having no European distractions, allowing Conte to lean heavily on a very tight group of first-team players, and adding depth to his squad is now of fundamental importance. "I hope I deserved this", Conte said. The 47-year-old initially signed a three-year deal when he took over the Blues last year. Thank you, I love you.

Sports Kyrie Irving found his A-game and put the Warriors on notice
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving found his A-game and put the Warriors on notice

James recorded four personal fouls in the first half for the first time in his career and was used sparingly in the rest of the match. Boston powered into a 29-19 first quarter lead and maintained their 10-point cushion through to half-time, leading 57-47 at the break.

Sports Andrew Hawkins Announces He's Signing With Patriots
Author: 0 Andrew Hawkins Announces He's Signing With Patriots

The details of Hawkins contract have yet to be disclosed, but the veteran wideout said he "passed up on deals that were probably double the compensation" to join the Patriots, who have won two of the last three Super Bowls . After the 2013 season, Hawkins joined the Cleveland Browns as a restricted free agent - and quickly made an impact. That was his third season in Cleveland, a run that started with career highs of 63 catches and 824 yards in 2014.

Sports Europa League Manchester attack scars Stockholm final
Author: 0 Europa League Manchester attack scars Stockholm final

Well-wishers pay their respects to all those affected by the bomb attack, following a vigil in central Manchester , Britain May 23, - Reuters pic STOCKHOLM , May 24 ― A "numb" Manchester United will honour the victims of the Manchester bomb attack with a minute's silence and black armbands at today's Europa League final, the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said yesterday.

Author: 0 Europa League final feels unimportant after Manchester tragedy

Mourinho is known for bringing his A-game in finals throughout his managerial career, and forward Juan Mata will look to give everything to land United's first Europa League title. The historic significance of the date will not be lost on Ajax as the final will be played 22 years to the day after their storied 1-0 victory over Milan in the 1995 Champions League final.

Sports Ranieri cools Hornets rumours
Author: 0 Ranieri cools Hornets rumours

Veteran Italian schemer Claudio Ranieri says he is "stimulated" to return to management with speculation rife that he could be in line for a Premier League return at either Crystal Palace or Watford . He described links with Watford as "just rumours" when quizzed on the subject and is keeping his options open. The Italian told Sky Sports News HQ: " I'm very stimulated to make another great season ".

Author: 0 Aberdeen have made move to sign Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Rangers, whose manager Pedro Caixinha is a declared admirer. There has also been abuse directed at the player on social media. 'I don't believe Ryan's mind will be straying elsewhere and I'm sure the majority of Aberdeen fans will get right behind him. 'But the modern day footballer has to do what he can for his career.

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta Gave A Supremely Honest & Heartbreaking Interview On His City Farewell

Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary . Supported by his wife, Christel, and son, Asier, Zabaleta was given an emotional farewell by team-mates and City supporters after the game, with all keen to show their appreciation for his nine eventful years as a City player.

Sports FA release statement over FA Cup final security
Author: 0 FA release statement over FA Cup final security

Wenger defended Kroenke, saying it was not his fault the squad had fallen short, but he admitted that the often toxic atmosphere around the club had been a factor in the worst league campaign of his near 21-year tenure. "We will see as he needs to go through some tests". I have to decide that until Saturday. The 26-year-old is due to have a scan to confirm the full extent of the damage but Wenger does not expect him to feature again this term.

Sports Cavs Beat Celtics 112-99
Author: 0 Cavs Beat Celtics 112-99

Game 5 of the series is Thursday (8:30 p.m., TNT) at TD Garden in Boston, where the Celtics will to stave off elimination. Avery Bradley scored 19 and Jae Crowder 18 for Boston. When his 3-pointer splashed with a half-second left in the quarter, the Cavs led 87-80. Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds Tuesday.

Author: 0 Younes: Ajax will not hide against United

He has been an worldwide referee since 2003 and has already led six semi-finals in the Europa League and Champions League over the past five seasons. That makes Ajax 100% the favourites for me. Over 4.5 Ajax corners - Ajax's 4-3-3 formation gives them real width and they will certainly look to get plenty of crosses into the box.

Sports LeBron scores 34, Irving 42 in Cavs Game 4 win
Author: 0 LeBron scores 34, Irving 42 in Cavs Game 4 win

Bradley's shot from the left wing bounced on the rim four times before going down. Not only did the Celtics maintain the offensive and defensive pressure, but James also picked up his fourth personal at he 6:46 mark and was forced to the bench with the Cavs trailing, 43-33.

Sports Nashville Predators defeat Anaheim Ducks to reach Stanley Cup Finals
Author: 0 Nashville Predators defeat Anaheim Ducks to reach Stanley Cup Finals

Nashville Predators fans celebrate after Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville , Tenn. Forward James Neal said the Predators' fans are special and now everyone in the hockey world is getting to see them. Subban and Ekholm, in particular, managed to control the puck against the Ducks (53 per cent possession) while also neutralizing a previously-dominant Ryan Getzlaf .

Sports Wagner Decides to Return to UM After Testing NBA Waters
Author: 0 Wagner Decides to Return to UM After Testing NBA Waters

An announcement has yet to be made by teammate D.J. Wilson. Wilson is reportedly forgoing his final two years of eligibility and turning pro. MI forward D.J. MI added graduate transfer Jaaron Simmons , a 6-1 point guard from Ohio University who averaged 15.9 points and 6.5 assists last season, to help fill Walton's void.

Author: 0 Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

The Ducks weren't faring any better. Austin Watson scored on Nashville's first shot and had an empty-netter with 1:34 to go. Goalie Pekka Rinne also had another strong night for Nashville , making 38 saves. Decked out in yellow, the sold-out crowd spent the entire game alternating between standing up to cheer and breaking out into European soccer chants.

Sports Chris Bosh, Heat agree to part ways, report says
Author: 0 Chris Bosh, Heat agree to part ways, report says

The agreement would permanently remove all of Bosh's $52.1 million in remaining salary from Miami's cap, regardless of whether or not he plays again in the National Basketball Association. Though Bosh has been adamant he can return to the court while using medication to treat his condition, the Heat franchise made a decision to not actively work on his return any longer.

Sports Toronto Blue Jays place outfielder Anthony Alford on 10-day disabled list
Author: 0 Toronto Blue Jays place outfielder Anthony Alford on 10-day disabled list

Less than 12 hours after getting the first hit of his major league career, young Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a wrist injury. The Jays have been bitten hard by the injury bug this season, with Alford representing the 14th player to hit the DL and total of 325 man-games lost already.

Sports Maybin, Trout open with HRs; Shoemaker, Angels beat Rays 4-0
Author: 0 Maybin, Trout open with HRs; Shoemaker, Angels beat Rays 4-0

Trout followed on the next pitch with his own solo shot to left, his 15th, for a 2-0 lead before Cobb had an out. In 38 games, the former Florida Gator is hitting.265 with 25 RBIs, five home runs and seven doubles. Petit and Jose Alvarez combined to get all five of their outs on strikeouts, and Keynan Middleton pitched a flawless ninth to close out the win. "Petit's been as important as any piece on our pitching staff", Scioscia said.

Sports Brewers frozen out by Blue Jays 4-3
Author: 0 Brewers frozen out by Blue Jays 4-3

Brew Crew starter Chase Anderson was hit hard with six runs given up on seven hits including three homers before Rob Scahill and Jared Hughes allowed two and four runs respectively. With Bautista in the infield, Chris Coghlan got a start in the outfield. Toronto's Anthony Alford had a lead-off, pinch-hit double in the seventh for his first career hit.

Author: 0 Welbeck hopes FA Cup win over Chelsea can lift Arsenal gloom

Get 20/1 enhanced odds on Man United to beat Ajax. Didier Drogba was carried off by team-mates midway through the first half of his farewell appearance - also against Sunderland on the day Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy. England striker Kane finished with 29 league goals, winning the "Golden Boot" ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. Remarkably, Kante did not win any player of the month awards from the Premier League.

Author: 0 Manchester soccer coach's wife, daughters escape terror attack

On 22 May, a terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic state on Tuesday morning, between 22 and 11 pm on Tuesday, caused 22 people dead and 60 injured at the end of the concert, Ariana Grande at the Arena in Manchester. "We have offered our full support to the leaders of the City of Manchester itself and to the Emergency Services who are doing so much to support our city in these most challenging of circumstances", the club said in a statement.

Sports Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack
Author: 0 Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack

John Terry's Stamford Bridge exit on Sunday was mired in controversy and debate after the Chelsea captain's premeditated departure. Concern has been expressed after a bookmaker paid out thousands of pounds to three punters who wagered on the specific time of Chelsea captain John Terry's first-half substitution against Sunderland at 100-1.

Author: 0 Chelsea cancels 'inappropriate' Premier League victory parade after Manchester bombing

Terry concocted a plan to get himself substituted in his final game for Chelsea , leaving the pitch after 26 minutes of the champion's 5-1 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. " First of all (Terry) has been an absolute giant of the Premier League, 717 appearances, 15 trophies, but I'm not sure about this . I hope to continue in the best way", he added after receiving the award from former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Author: 0 Liverpool leave for Australia after top-four finish

Jurgen Klopp's side came close twice during the 2015/16 season, losing out in the EFL and Europa League finals, and Milner believes a top-four finish should give them the platform on which to build. The top English clubs ended their EPL campaign Sunday with majority registering convincing win. This is all Liverpool fans have to go on until the club actually makes a big move for a player and successfully signs him.

Sports Terry: I couldn't care less about criticism over my Chelsea farewell
Author: 0 Terry: I couldn't care less about criticism over my Chelsea farewell

An excruciating display of self-aggrandizing theatre or a fitting tribute to a Leader Legend - whatever your response to John Terry's Stamford Bridge exit at the weekend, there's no denying it was extraordinary. Arsenal have won 8 of their last 9 matches, and Chelsea has won 9 of their last 10 on their march to the League title. Chelsea claimed a Premier League-record 30 victories, including 13 in a row from October 1, and can also do the double in Conte's first season in charge ...

Sports Racing star Dario Franchitti robbed at gunpoint in United States
Author: 0 Racing star Dario Franchitti robbed at gunpoint in United States

Few drivers had as strong a start to the season as Sebastien Bourdais, another four-time champion who has gone largely under the radar for nearly a decade. For a few minutes, it looked like two-time Formula One champ Fernando Alonso had a chance to become the first rookie to win Indy's top starting spot since 1983.

Author: 0 Outsider Cloud Computing ends Always Dreaming's Triple Crown dream

I look for us to have three different winners in this year's Triple Crown. He has won two Derbys and two Belmonts, but he is still looking for his first Preakness victory. However it did not transpire that way as Always Dreaming faltered as they entered the stretch, after which Classic Empire looked sure to win the race as he moved into a clear lead.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber known to authorities, likely did not act alone -minister

Mr Patel, who works opposite the family home in Tarleton, Lancashire, also spoke of the horror faced by Saffie's dad Andrew as he arrived at Manchester Arena to collect his daughter. singer Ariana Grande. May chaired a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency response committee at her Downing Street office on Wednesday morning.

Author: 0 Welbeck hopes FA Cup win can lift Arsenal gloom

A statement on Chelsea's official website said: "Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday's terror attack in Manchester". Chelsea won the 2016/17 Premier League title this month. Terry has not yet made a decision on his immediate future, even considering retirement from the professional game.