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Sports A look at F1 legend Fernando Alonso
Author: 0 A look at F1 legend Fernando Alonso

Although no one is questioning their driving ability, age is always a factor in regards to sponsorship, so this could be their final Indy 500. In choosing the Brickyard over the iconic Monaco GP, Alonso is attempting to be just the ninth rookie to win what's been dubbed "the greatest spectacle in racing".

Sports Manchester United claim Europa League via Jose Mourinho's 'preferred way'
Author: 0 Manchester United claim Europa League via Jose Mourinho's 'preferred way'

Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm , BBC reports. "So I think the season was really good". Arsene Wenger faces losing his job at the end of the season, possibly even if the Gunners manage to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final 2017 on Sunday May 27.

Sports Arsene Wenger's contradictions just don't add up
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger's contradictions just don't add up

We won the league and we are very happy with that but we have another hard game to play and if we get the double, it will be good for us. Nacho Monreal can also play at centre back, however the Spaniard's best performances have come when the former Malaga fullback has played at wingback, meaning Wenger could be reluctant to deploy Monreal at centre back.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard eyes Wembley springboard to another Chelsea glory season

I want to build something important for the future. Their absence from Wenger's squad for Saturday's fixture has taken Mertesacker into contention to start against the Premier League champions, particularly given illness could yet rule out fellow German Shkodran Mustafi .

Sports Mourinho´s ´weak and naive´ foe Skomina to ref Europa League final
Author: 0 Mourinho´s ´weak and naive´ foe Skomina to ref Europa League final

I don't want to see it now, maybe tomorrow, but even if it was unfair, I don't think the UEFA rules will allow any chance of an appeal. "They were completely free of responsibility and gave us a very hard match". "I have to give some minutes to everyone because we have only have 15 players", he said. Now, it all depends on players that how they will perform on the given day.

Author: 0 Nadal advances into Madrid final

Now he's in the quarters playing very good tennis . Djokovic had won his last 15 sets stretching back to the 2014 French Open final against the 14-time Grand Slam champion. After already claiming his 10th title at Monte-Carlo and Barcelona, this time it's winning Madrid for the fifth time , his fourth in the nine years since the event moved from indoor hardcourts to clay in 2009.

Sports Ferrari has burning ambition to win 1st Monaco GP since 2001
Author: 0 Ferrari has burning ambition to win 1st Monaco GP since 2001

The only rest day on the sport's calendar is created to allow movement on the roads of the principality, which swells to more than five times its usual 40,000 population during Grand Prix weekends. The Mercedes team said it was also planning to carry a sticker on the front wing. "It's definitely going to be part of it this year", he said. "But I am old enough and mature enough now to put that behind me and look forward and take back what I lost a year ago".

Author: 0 Ginobili still undecided on retirement

The Golden State Warriors are 12-0 this postseason, often winning in blowout fashion, and if fans have a problem with their dominance, Kevin Durant pointed out that no one is forcing them to tune in. The celebration was subdued on Monday after Golden State made history in its four-game sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals.

Sports Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP
Author: 0 Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP

I don't feel any pressure. "I had a little giggle to myself as I headed into Mirabeau", said the Briton after ending the first day of practice around the twisting, metal-fenced harbourside streets with the 12th fastest time . "It's not as big as the walls that are around the outside of most other corners". Monaco has traditionally been a very tricky place to overtake, making tyre strategy and pitstops crucial to the success or failure of a driver's race.

Author: 0 Conte: Wenger has done 'fantastic' job

Conte has sought reassurances that the club will invest in a squad capable of Champions League football next season. However, Wenger may be forced to return to a back four, merely because he doesn't have the numbers to play three central defenders.

Author: 0 Kings XI slump to record low as Supergiant seal play-off berth

Because of his batting and bowling, the RPS got the opportunity to play in the Qualifier 1. Kings XI Punjab's last match is on Sunday against Rising Pune Supergiant. But he also went and join up with the South Africa team. Sundar was awarded the player of the match for his match-winning spell. Till now, Mumbai Indians has played 13 matches .

Author: 0 Chelsea: Conte trusts players to get job done

While they finished the season with some momentum, it wasn't enough to secure a fourth-placed finish and to make matters worse, they have an injury crisis at the back, made worse with Laurent Koscielny's suspension. Will he be lifting the trophy if Chelsea win and he doesn't play? I guided this club for years with very limited resources and we had to sell our best players.

Sports Luis Enrique could return as Barca boss
Author: 0 Luis Enrique could return as Barca boss

It will also be his final chance of landing a major trophy for the Catalan giants, who this season surrendered the La Liga title to arch-rivals Real Madrid and were knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals by Juventus . Alaves has already toppled Barcelona this season. Pique's reiterated that Barca's season should not be judged alongside their rivals and in many ways he has a point.

Sports Captain Morgan's hundred takes England to 339
Author: 0 Captain Morgan's hundred takes England to 339

But both fell in quick succession to leave it at 149 for three. He later returned to the field, but did not add to his two overs, although Morgan revealed that Stokes had been cleared to bowl by medical staff but made the on-field call to keep him on the shelf with the game all-but won.

Author: 0 Chicago Cubs rally falls short in loss to San Francisco Giants

On the other side, the Cubs bashed three homers off Johnny Cueto , who still hasn't found that 2016 groove. They're also 6-2 in their last eight games versus National League Central opponents and have won eight of their last 11 games versus a team with a winning record.

Author: 0 Conte eyes Chelsea extension to reward Abramovich faith

But as the "Wenger Out" banners and chants at the Emirates show, those days are long gone and Wenger is now a man clinging on to his job as younger, more confident rivals, breeze past him, nearly failing to notice the 67-year-old on their way.

Author: 0 Celtics get top pick; Knicks eighth

The Phoenix Suns fell two places in the NBA Draft Lottery and will pick fourth in the June 22 draft. The whole situation stems from a 2013 trade in which the Celtics sent Pierce, Garnett, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn as the Nets tried to build a star-packed team to rival the Miami Heat .

Author: 0 Gerrard: Players will 'jump' at chance to sign for Klopp

Missing stars Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can , who didn't make the trip, and with James Milner, Nathanial Clyne and Georginio Wijnaldum not named in the squad, Liverpool fielded just three of their 11 starters who beat Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday - Dejan Lovren , Firmino and Sturridge .

Author: 0 Conte says he'll stay at Premier League champion Chelsea

So you are always a medal short and you will always find someone who takes it. "I am not a back-looker". "I believe Wenger will stay even if Arsenal lose, but he will have to ask himself some searching questions". Laurent Koscielny is suspended, Gabriel is out injured and Skhodran Mustafi is a doubt following a concussion - a combination of events manager Arsene Wenger described as "absolutely unbelievable".

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho targeting four top signings at Manchester United this summer

The victory not only qualified United for next season's Champions League after their sixth-place finish as in the Premier League , it brought a measure of relief to a many weighed down by this week's terror attack in Manchester . "If you want to press the ball all the time , you don't play short". Manchester United at Friends Arena , with Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a red shirt.

Author: 0 David Luiz says he took a risk returning to Chelsea

The Brazilian surprised many when he returned to Stamford Bridge in August a year ago to kick off a second spell at the club, leaving Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the process. "It's from the manager, he's given me a lot of confidence. It was the right decision". The champions finished 19 points clear of Arsene Wenger's side but Antonio Conte claimed the north Londoners were favourites after missing out on Champions League qualification .

Author: 0 Antonio Conte hopeful of long-term Chelsea future

Two weeks ago, Conte conceded he wanted Chelsea to recognise his "real value" should he lead the club to the Premier League title in his first season in charge. Arsenal have endured a hard season and despite a late rally failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in Wenger's 21-year tenure.

Sports Ducks vs. Predators live stream, Game 3
Author: 0 Ducks vs. Predators live stream, Game 3

Jason came off stage, we were all backstage...me, him, Kane (Brown ), a big group of people all watching the Preds game, when they took game one from Anaheim . "Whatever they did is fine, but it's on us". Although this conference final matches two Sun Belt clubs 2,000 miles apart, they have a feisty history.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger makes huge goalkeeping call ahead of FA Cup final

But if they fail, Conte believes Arsenal would be wrong to part company with Wenger , who is looking to win the FA Cup for the seventh time with the Gunners . "We have to finish this season but we've started to work for next season". But Conte believes it is unfair to suggest Wenger's time at the Emirates Stadium will soon be up and says the achievements of the Frenchman's 21-year Arsenal tenure should not be overlooked.

Author: 0 John Barnes: My thoughts on Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool future

Rudi Garcia's Marseille have been linked with a potential summer move for Giroud as their new American owners seek to challenge newly-crowned champions Monaco and cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain for domestic honours. We fly to Australia (on Monday evening), we have a game, then fly back and the holiday starts for all of us. James Milner made 177 defensive actions in the Premier League this season.

Author: 0 LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

The Cavs went on to defeat the Warriors in seven games, and some believe LeBron trolled Golden State by wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt to the team's victory parade. Cleveland slogged their way to a 51-31 record in which LeBron James complained about his supporting cast and the team as a whole treated defense with indifference.

Author: 0 Chelsea wary of 'fantastic' Arsenal

Standing in Chelsea's way are Arsene Wenger's Arsenal , who go into the game on the back of failing to finish in the top four for the first time during the Frenchman's reign. The Blues were crowned as the new English champions with two games to spare after they earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion earlier in the month.

Author: 0 Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

Following life-threatening injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while bicycling, Nicky Hayden has passed away. The 35-year-old had suffered trauma to his head, chest and abdomen after colliding with the car's windshield, leaving him in critical condition at Maurizio Bufalino Hospital in Cesena.

Sports Scherzer pitches into 9th, Nationals defeat Padres 5-1
Author: 0 Scherzer pitches into 9th, Nationals defeat Padres 5-1

Knowing that Washington star Max Scherzer can sometimes be stubborn when it comes to being taken out of games, Nationals acting manager Chris Speier said before Friday night's contest he hoped Scherzer would go nine. "I always say I'm built for 110 [pitches]". In his last game, Perdomo gave up eight earned in 3.0 innings, which gives him 14 earned over his last three starts.

Sports Hamilton faster than ever in first Monaco practice
Author: 0 Hamilton faster than ever in first Monaco practice

Hamilton was fastest in the opening session here at the principality earlier on Thursday, but the triple world champion was an alarming one second adrift of Vettel's best effort at the conclusion of the day's second running. They know what they need to do to improve the auto to suit me a little bit more and to give me a little bit more confidence. "I don't think we need to do too much".

Author: 0 Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland

The second half turned into a formality - Boston has installed several of the club's record, " Cleveland ", led by the brilliant LeBron James gave another powerful match and made it clear to bookmakers that they should review the status of the Cavaliers in the final series of the playoffs against the "Golden State".

Author: 0 LeBron James Sets New NBA Scoring Record

LeBron James is averaging 32.5 points and eight rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.5 points and 5.6 assists. THE Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight season. "Passing MJ in scoring - that's an iconic moment", said Irving, adding that James's contribution to the sport was "nothing short of legendary". It was a very welcomed sight in Irving's case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of ...

Author: 0 Sanchez like a devil on the pitch - Wenger

Wenger , however, chose to play him and the former Barcelona star netted a brace to keep alive Arsenal's slim hopes of finishing in the top four. "We have a big game again on Sunday and then an FA Cup final - let's sort that out first".

Sports Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails
Author: 0 Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

A government spokesman was not immediately available for comment Friday. The two have been detained with Livio by the National Security Service agents since 2014. South Sudan President Salva Kiir earlier this week announced another unilateral cease-fire, but reports of fighting have continued. In South Sudan, SDF members were given more leeway in the use of weapons, which enabled them to go to the rescue of United Nations staff and others under attack.

Author: 0 120 mn people engage in 500 mn interactions on Instagram during IPL

IPL culminated in a thrilling victory by Mumbai Indians over Rising Pune Supergiants in Hyderabad on May 21. Just like past year, Virat Kohli , captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was the most talked about player on Facebook this IPL season this season as well.

Sports Claudio Ranieri Salutes Antonio Conte For Continuing Italian Title Winning Spree
Author: 0 Claudio Ranieri Salutes Antonio Conte For Continuing Italian Title Winning Spree

Conte took a team who looked like they may be declining after there 10th place finish the prior year, but he overcame all that and won the League in his first season. In addition to the title, in other words, Conte and Chelsea also win the unofficial prize for transfer-market nous, given that all three signings were relatively cheap and has had a big season.

Author: 0 Chelsea defender David Luiz: We can't underestimate Arsenal

Arsenal take on champions Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday in the final of a competition they won in 2014 and again in 2015. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte , right, watches on during Chelsea training this week. No, what I want is to win the next game. Come the end of season if his career at Arsenal does finish, he has said that he doesn't want to leave the profession.

Author: 0 Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

The plan is pretty simple for Ottawa . While it would be easy to say "replicate Game 6", in a way, they will want to avoid that at all costs. "I really liked a lot of our game". "But at the same time , we want to take those good feelings from the last couple games". It kept coming down to the two of them; Crosby won the last game before the actual game.

Sports Boris Becker says Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi can strike positive partnership
Author: 0 Boris Becker says Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi can strike positive partnership

The 20-year-old Zverev claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title after becoming the youngest player in a decade to reach a final at this level and will move to 10 in the world as a result of his impressive victory. Next up is his defence of his title in the French capital, and Djokovic added: "He (Agassi) will not stay the whole tournament". I enjoyed very much.

Author: 0 LeBron James has historically unproductive Game 3

It wasn't worth all four. It was worth one. It was the worst we've seen him play in a very long time. "Everybody had to step up their game tonight especially with one of our brothers down", Smart said. Will this serve as a wake-up call for Cleveland? The game's final score might not even have been the biggest surprise of the night, however. "But all we can do is play hard for him".

Sports 'I dreamt about scoring in the final' - Mkhitaryan
Author: 0 'I dreamt about scoring in the final' - Mkhitaryan

Talked up as potentially the best team produced by the once-great Dutch club in more than a decade, Ajax's youthful class of 2017 came up well short in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United in Stockholm on Wednesday. Despite only being 24 Pogba has won 10 major trophies, a truly remarkable feat for a player that was deemed "not good enough" by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012.

Author: 0 3-way tie for halfway lead at BMW PGA Championship

A run of six birdies in seven holes either side of the turn helped set him up nicely going into the weekend. The 30-year-old Swede had eight birdies and two bogeys. Stenson , who won the British Open at Troon last summer, missed three cuts in the United States before finishing tied for 16th at the Players' Championship at Sawgrass and did not get his round going until the back nine.

Sports Kompany and Aguero to stay at City
Author: 0 Kompany and Aguero to stay at City

Guardiola , however, is taking nothing for granted and has warned that the 16th-placed Hornets are capable of finishing the campaign with a flourish. City's tally of 37 goals from 19 home games this season is the worst among the elite top four teams and even that figure has been boosted by big home wins this month against Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.

Author: 0 They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies

Manchester United's Europa League triumph has brought "a little happiness at a hard time", said former England captain David Beckham. United will get another shot at a continental trophy when they line up against Real Madrid or Juventus in the Super Cup final in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8.

Sports Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson
Author: 0 Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson

Both sides then played a final full of pride and passion at the Friends Arena in Stockholm , Sweden. Ajax , whose starting XI averaged around 22 years in age, failed to concentrate on their defence against a throw in, before Marouane Fellaini fed Pogba for a shot from outside the penalty area.

Author: 0 Hahn leads Byron Nelson by one stroke as Day charges

But he acknowledged that collecting a trophy because of Day's playoff blunder, rather than his own birdie, "was not the way I wanted to win". I am as good as the top players in the world. Langer shot a 66, McCarron a 69. The two-time major champion had six birdies and two bogeys. Horschel tapped it in for par and waited for Day to follow suit with a 5-foot putt.

Sports Who will win the 2017 French Open men's title? Vote now
Author: 0 Who will win the 2017 French Open men's title? Vote now

Novak Djokovic (+300) might be ready to come out of his lull now that he has swapped out his support staff, bringing on Andre Agassi as a personal coach. "I practiced three hours today and I feel fine now", he said. I mean, it was my best year, but also last year when I played tournaments on clay, I was not playing so well.