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Sports Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov to headline UFC's return to Netherlands
Author: 0 Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov to headline UFC's return to Netherlands

The heavyweight main event will mark the first time Struve is headlining a UFC event since he defeated Stipe Miocic via TKO at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in 2012. The Russian heavyweight will look to defend his 100% win record that he has established since signing for the promotion past year. In fact, his most recent win is over another former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos , whom he defeated in only one round.

Sports Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup
Author: 0 Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Wenger's future remains up in the air, with his contract set to expire and a board meeting planned on Tuesday, but Ramsey is hoping an agreement can be reached for the 67-year-old to sign a new deal. He described the criticism he had faced as a "disgrace" in a BBC interview broadcast prior to the final and returned to the theme after lifting the trophy.

Author: 0 Pochettino: Win over Manchester United the "perfect" farewell to White Hart Lane

The vast majority of it has centred around the fact that it is Spurs' last match at historic White Hart Lane . Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the new stadium will lift the team to the next level. The fans were fantastic, like all season, the energy and the atmosphere was great. He added: "It was special out there on Sunday, but imagine what it would be like winning a Premier League, or winning an FA Cup or a Champions League or something?" United's second successive ...

Author: 0 Wenger: Cup triumph has no bearing on future

Diego Costa seemed to have snatched the well-deserved lead Alexis Sanchez's contentious opener had handed Arsenal on 76 minutes but the Gunners roared back, Aaron Ramsey converting substitute Olivier Giroud's cross as the Welshman became Arsenal's cup hero for the second time in four years.

Sports Chelsea's Antonio Conte bags LMA `Manager of the Year` award
Author: 0 Chelsea's Antonio Conte bags LMA `Manager of the Year` award

It is incredible. It is my first season here in England and I want to say thanks to all the people that voted for me. "Every day we are working hard and that's why we deserve it". " Chelsea are back in the Champions League next season and I am looking forward to playing in it again". I had a great life, I had great credibility there.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr's status for the NBA Finals remains unclear — Warriors GM

Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, Golden State prevailed by 35 on January 16. The top-two seeds in the Western Conference were on a collision course and could this finally be the year that they meet in the playoffs? Curry received a lot of criticism early on in the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season that he was having a "down year" and wasn't playing as well as he had in the past couple seasons.

Sports Groves wins vacant WBA super middleweight belt
Author: 0 Groves wins vacant WBA super middleweight belt

I had a good year last year, and Im in a good place. Groves found his range in the fourth, planting a straight punch which seemed to momentarily buzz Chudinov , but an accidental clash of heads opened up a nasty cut over his left eye. The fight itself was a thriller with Chudinov pressing the action early on with Groves countering well from his low stance and long jab - backing it up with some piston right hands off the back foot.

Author: 0 Cavaliers beat Celtics 135-102, reach finals

In honor of 2016's seven-game epic between the two teams , here are seven burning questions for the upcoming threematch. He plays alongside Kyrie Irving , who might be the NBA's best finisher around the basket. He was a non-factor for much of the series, and his defense left a lot to be desired. A report by the Sporting News discussed the NBA Finals odds, including Game 1 predictions.

Author: 0 Cavs return to NBA Finals with easy 135-102 win over Celtics

Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing.

Author: 0 Pro basketball: Stories aplenty in NBA Finals

James will appear in his seventh consecutive Finals as he seeks his fourth title. This is the first time in history that two teams have met in the NBA Finals in three straight years. Before the game was over, James had broken the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list - racking up a career postseason total of 5,995 points and bumping His Airness Michael Jordan down to No.

Sports San Antonio sluggish, trails Golden State 2-0
Author: 0 San Antonio sluggish, trails Golden State 2-0

You work all year to get to this point, and [not] being able to help your team win a game or just being able to play, it's all very frustrating". At one point, he had three rookies on the floor for the Spurs. and what he got was a bunch of Spurs who probably realized that Popovich was so angry because Leonard is so valuable. That's just part of the game, it's been happening forever since I've been in the League.

Author: 0 Ducks F Rakell out for Game 5

The Predators have the chance to claim it for the first time in franchise history and not touch it, as has become custom for the Western Conference champions to signify that's not the trophy they want to carry around the ice. "We got to put our foot on the gas pedal again, and make sure we're ready to play", Laviolette said. "I didn't expect that", Aberg, who returned to the game later in the period, said of getting pulled.

Author: 0 FA Cup: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 'must improve' squad next season

With the win, Arsenal salvaged a disappointing season in which it failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades. No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger , the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team.

Author: 0 Conte hoping to build Chelsea legacy

Conte's current deal is reported to be worth £6.5m a year, far less than the reported amounts for each of his rivals. Conte explained that his squad needs more depth and additional match-winners if he is to repeat a similar pattern of progress at Chelsea .

Author: 0 Arsenal beat Chelsea to win a Record 13th FA Cup

Wenger was once again critical of those Arsenal fans who have demonstrating against him during matches this season. Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sent the Gunners celebrating at Wembley , with the Welshman hitting what proved to be the victor minutes after Diego Costa briefly restored parity.

Author: 0 Durant Is Finals MVP Favorite

Brown acknowledged he can not recall any other details such as how many shots each man made, saying: "I don't even remember, that was back when I was in shape and a good shooter". Every night was challenging, and you can't just sleepwalk through a season, sleepwalk through the playoffs and expect to be here. Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore.

Sports IPL 2017: MI vs RPS - Star of the Match - Washington Sundar
Author: 0 IPL 2017: MI vs RPS - Star of the Match - Washington Sundar

Dhoni has had his critics during the tournament, but the former India captain will play in a record seventh IPL final after bludgeoning a brutal unbeaten 40 off only 26 balls to get Pune up to 162-4. Mumbai Indians take a lot of leverage from their batting which has been firing on all cylinders in this season of IPL, with the likes of Rohit Sharma , Kieron Pollard , Parthiv Patel , Lendl Simmons and Nitish Rana among their ranks, who can take apart any bowling attack on any given day.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard commits to Chelsea: I want to be leader here

The Belgian midfielder still has three years remaining on his current deal but the Premier League champions will be wary of interest from Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window. The 26-year-old says talks over a renewal will not take place until after the global break, but can not discount the prospect of a transfer. Perez, however, is said to be more interested in bringing Alli to the club.

Author: 0 Els calls two-shot penalty on himself at Wentworth

I didn't really play great in Birmingham (last week's Regions Tradition), but I went out on Sunday and said, I know I can play this course, and shot 65 on it on Sunday to hopefully build on it, get some confidence. "The greens are absolutely as pure as you can find". One year, 2004, I think I led the stats in putting, but other than that I was always at best maybe 70th.

Author: 0 Rohit: Team unity wins you championships

Pune ended second-bottom of the tournament previous year and had a mixed start this season under the captaincy of Steve Smith , who was working with legendary wicket-keeper MS Dhoni in his ranks. Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant eye their maiden Indian Premier League crown as they meet tournament favourites Mumbai Indians in a mouth-watering title clash.

Author: 0 Near miss for Day in Texas

After both men finished locked on 12-under they had to play an extra hole and Horschel was victorious after Day missed a four-foot putt for par on the 18th. "You know, when you're 120 yards out and it lips out, it's hard to be mad about it". Top-ranked Lydia Ko was five strokes back at 9 under after a 70.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Win: The Sneakers of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Champions

Golden State , they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP ( Kevin Durant ). The Warriors would like to regain the title they earned by defeating Cleveland in the 2015 Finals . Playing without injured star point guard Isaiah Thomas , the Celtics were recently eliminated in five games by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals .

Author: 0 James passes Jordan record

The Finals will mark the seventh straight trip for James and his eighth overall. A report by the Sporting News discussed the NBA Finals odds , including Game 1 predictions. The remarkable numbers that James has posted against the Warriors are expected to continue, but he definitely needs his teammates to step up in a big way for the Cavs to keep a winning pace.

Sports Wenger: My future will be clear next week
Author: 0 Wenger: My future will be clear next week

While Arsenal's FA Cup win still didn't the Gunners into next season's UCL, the victory did mean that Arsenal have won the FA Cup a record 13 times , one more than Man United . The team made a dream start, taking the lead in four minutes through Alexis after he raced on to a ball that deflected off him and beat Thibaut Courtois.

Author: 0 LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas Embrace After Cavs Eliminate Celtics

Though Kevin finished Game 5 with a respectful 15 points, he messed up this final shot, as he snapped the selfie when LeBron was looking away. James will appear in his seventh consecutive Finals as he seeks his fourth title. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. It was Laimbeer and the Pistons who taught Jordan to win - they beat the Bulls year after year in the playoffs, until Jordan broadened his game (and got better teammates) and the Pistons ...

Author: 0 LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'

They were supposed to play the Golden State Warriors there, and they will, deciding the National Basketball Association league title for a third consecutive year. James still trails Jordan in one key area: titles. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists.

Author: 0 Kevin Love acknowledges bumpy late-season stretch en route to Finals appearance

That jibed with comments James made in December, when he said of Jordan, "He was much more of a scorer", adding, "You recognize the dominance that someone had. Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice. The Heat had to go through the Celtics of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the 2011 conference semis and in an epic 2012 finals that went the distance with the Heat needing to win Game 6 (the "LeBron Game") in Boston to force a seventh game.

Author: 0 Aaron Ramsey header hands Gunners FA Cup glory

I can not believe how ordinary Arsenal made Chelsea look. The linesman flagged for offside but the Arsenal players protested. Mertesacker was a mountain, Welbeck looked a bit like Theirry Henry at times , Bellerin was relentless, and Olly Giroud came up big with an impact off the bench.

Author: 0 When is the NBA Finals? Schedule, TV times for Warriors-Cavaliers III

Thomas said he never doubted that coach Brad Stevens and general manager Danny Ainge were more concerned about his future than getting him back into the game . "It has nothing to do with passing him in rings, passing him in points, passing him in MVPs". "I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said following the sweep of the Spurs .

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas willing to pass on payday this year to better Celtics

This year, analysts have been hard-pressed to predict what a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals would like, considering the lack of parity in both conferences - the Cavs were an Avery Bradley 3-pointer away from sweeping the first three rounds of the playoffs like Golden State - and the Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant .

Author: 0 Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

A report by the Sporting News discussed the NBA Finals odds, including Game 1 predictions. LeBron James was once among thousands of youngsters striving to "be like Mike", but the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar never dreamed he would be mentioned in the same breath as Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan as one of basketball's greatest.

Author: 0 David Griffin wants people to give Cavs 'no chance' against Warriors

Now they meet for the rubber match starting June 1 in Oakland. "And then I just continued to play on it, continued to try to do as much treatment as possible. But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year". Anything Danny and this organization need me to do to help bring even more talent to this city, I'm all for that.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas laughs off talk of Celtics being better without him

James told a press conference, posted by NBA TV on Twitter: "I wear the number because of Mike". "I wish could say that he was". "It's hard for me; I'm kind of in this basketball mode", Myers said. Still, they beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland the next game before falling easily in Games 4 and 5. Thomas aggravated a right hip injury in the second game of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers and missed the rest of the series .

Sports Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 years, beating Chelsea 2-1
Author: 0 Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 years, beating Chelsea 2-1

Or will he leave the club on a high, beating a London rival to deliver a record-setting 7th FA Cup as a manager? Apart from that I think it is down to the board members [to decide] am I the right man to take this club further and for me to decide am I the right man to take this club further.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

In the process, Cleveland set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. Now, the Warriors are 12-0 this postseason, well-rested and riding the momentum of three straight sweeps, against Portland, Utah and San Antonio.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Laughs Off Suggestion Celtics Play Better Without Him

The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest their starters in advance of the playoffs. He scored just three points in the second half with none coming in the final 16:31 of the contest. "We've got a long way to go", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Sports LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA playoffs leading scorer
Author: 0 LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA playoffs leading scorer

Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. When you're growing up and seeing Michael Jordan , it's nearly like a God. I wore black and red shoes with white socks. I think you've found two great teams . "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games , we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take that game by ...

Author: 0 Arsenal wins FA Cup for a record 13th time after beating Chelsea

Chelsea improved after the break and equalised through Diego Costa despite having Victor Moses sent off, although Arsenal hit back instantly and Aaron Ramsey netted the winner - as he did in the 2014 final against Hull City . I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me. Outside the game, criticism is fine. "That's why I will play special tribute to him".

Sports Per Mertesacker returns to Arsenal starting line-up for FA Cup final
Author: 0 Per Mertesacker returns to Arsenal starting line-up for FA Cup final

The 67-year-old Frenchman is still facing protests from a number of supporters who do not want him to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, with his current contract expiring next month. It's not about me, it's about us winning the trophy and giving everything to achieve it". "The boys deserve it and I'm happy for the manager to get another FA Cup ".

Author: 0 Four reasons Utah Jazz fans should root against the Golden State Warriors

Well on Thursday, reporters asked Warriors acting coach Mike Brown what he thought of Lue's comment. Meanwhile, the Golden State team is eager to cap its remarkable three-year run - the 2015 championship, that 73-9 nosebleed regular-season record, a two-time MVP in Stephen Curry and last summer's most head-turning acquisition - with another Larry O'Brien trophy.

Sports Arsene Wenger says his future at Arsenal will be decided by Thursday
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger says his future at Arsenal will be decided by Thursday

Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. It didn't hold Antonio Conte's men down as they drew level in the 77th minute when Diego Costa's effort deflected off Per Mertesacker and past David Ospina - although the Colombian global will feel he should have done better.

Sports IOM: More than 60000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017
Author: 0 IOM: More than 60000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017

In Rome , the Italian coastguard said it had sent several vessels and rerouted commercial ships to pick up 850 migrants. "Between 1 January and 23 May, more than 45,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Italy by sea - an increase of 44 percent over the same period previous year", UNICEF said.

Author: 0 LeBron James never believed he could get to Michael Jordan's level

The 28-year-old Thomas aggravated the injury in game six of the Celtics' second-round series against the Washington Wizards. UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #2: There it is right there. "We need the best possible player that's gonna help us win, and I'm with that", Thomas said, via ESPN . Given what Thomas endured this postseason and how he handled it is nothing short of remarkable.

Sports Rose: Spurs can only do so much to keep stars
Author: 0 Rose: Spurs can only do so much to keep stars

The Englishman was speaking on BBC Five Live and was explaining that some players just feel they have gone as far as they can at a club. "I think for the next season coming we have to try and do a lot better in the Champions League and I think we have to try and make one marquee signing that can hopefully help us push forward".

Sports The Biggest Losers From The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery
Author: 0 The Biggest Losers From The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

The Suns traded their 2017 Lakers pick to the Sixers , and the Magic held onto theirs. Instead, they'll be selecting in the Celtics' No. 27 slot and hopefully getting a player who can. If they keep the pick , this will be the first time in franchise history that the Hornets will select at #11. "We can't expect to be a team on the rise this year", Connelly said.

Author: 0 Ronaldo becomes all-time leading scorer across top five European leagues

To beat them we must play very well and perform like we did in the cup win over them. Both teams have 87 points, but the Catalan club leads on the head-to-head tiebreaker. But he was denied a hat-trick late on when he inexplicably missed a virtually open goal, with his team-mates utterly stunned that he had failed to convert one of the easiest chances of his entire career.

Author: 0 Cavs seal National Basketball Association series, LeBron passes Jordan

Led by record-breaker LeBron James , the Cavs claimed a 135-102 win over the Celtics at TD Garden. Even Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant , who will enter the Finals with 2,872 career playoff points as a 28-year-old, is nearly exactly 1,000 points behind LeBron's pace at that same age (3,871).

Author: 0 James passes Jordan, Cavs return to Finals

It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James , counting his time with the Miami Heat . Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points, but there were too many shots left short and too many blown defensive assignments. The Warriors , who beat Cavs for the 2015 championship before losing the rematch in 2016, are 12-0 in this year's playoffs. Before you dwell on Boston's elimination from the postseason, do yourself a favor: think back to September 26, when this team ...

Sports McLaren keeping faith over Fernando Alonso 2018 stay
Author: 0 McLaren keeping faith over Fernando Alonso 2018 stay

For all the success I had, for all the years I spent in IndyCar, I might want to come and say "This is my last year" like Tony (Stewart) did, like Jeff (Gordon) did, Dale is doing it. It just seems they have been overlooked. "It's been wonderful. He's one of my heroes growing up watching Formula One and he has always been, in my opinion, one of the best drivers in the world".