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Author: 0 Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift, says Ferguson

He told Sky Sports News HQ: 'First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there. "But I think they are prepared for him perhaps staying on that salary and at Manchester United ". "You never write off a player of Wayne s quality and I m sure that, next season, he ll be back to playing", said Southgate. If he was to leave the club it would give them a little bit more flexibility in terms of what they can perhaps pay others coming in this summer.

Author: 0 Cavs defeat Celtics in five, advance to NBA Finals

They will play the Golden State Warriors in a seven-match finals series. Acting Golden State coach Mike Brown , asked about Cavs coach Tyronn Lue's comment that the Celtics are "harder" to defend that the Warriors, said, "That's his opinion.

Sports Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup

In the playoffs, they own a 7-0 series record with 131 goals scored in 43 games. Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals for Nashville. Matt Murray's birthday was Thursday, by the way. But many expressed thanks to the Senators for a great season - one that lasted longer than any other Canadian team's . Pittsburgh's path to the championship began with the Penguins taking out the Columbus Blue Jackets in five.

Author: 0 Wait is over: Time for Cavs-Warriors

This was no surprise to anyone. He was particularly impressive in the Celtics' second-round series against Washington. It made me go back to that. "They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what's more important", Thomas said Friday, a day after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers .

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Has Given Definitive Date For Decision Over His Arsenal Future

Mertesacker had played just 37 minutes of first team football for Arsenal this season before being thrown into the FA Cup final by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger . Diego Costa's 76th minute equaliser proved the high point, but the optimism lasted only two minutes. "It's been an up and down season", Ramsey said, "but to finish it with an FA Cup has to be a successful season".

Author: 0 Celtics Vs. Cavs Game 5 Preview: Will Boston Prolong Eastern Conference Finals?

Leaving nothing to doubt, Cleveland jumped on Boston early - taking a double-digit lead less than five minutes into the affair and not looking back the rest of the way. The Warriors, the team with the best record over three years in National Basketball Association history, will face increased criticism if they fail to come away with more than one championship during that span.

Author: 0 Cavs blow out Celtics to advance

In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way. Except for the NBA Finals . "Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?" he said. Spears when asked of his plans. "He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us - starting next Thursday ". His team should provide a safe haven of confidence, too, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love healthy and playing like the stars Cleveland dreamed of when ...

Author: 0 Giants press Panik button against Cubs

Hopefully, this Lester start begins to change that. But Chicago added one in the seventh for a 4-2 lead as Baez reached on a fielder's-choice sacrifice and Montero scored from third on a throwing error by reliever George Kontos. "I'm telling you, man, Game 4 pretty much won the World Series", Maddon said. You can't pitch without your fastball, though, and Cueto's isn't quite as explosive as it was in his first year with the Giants.

Sports Totti claims Roma
Author: 0 Totti claims Roma "forced him to stop" playing football

According to reports, Roma have offered Totti a role in the club's administration, forcing him to call time on an illustrious playing career. Roma legend Francesco Totti will make his final appearance for the club on Sunday two and a half decades after his debut but Spalletti insisted clinching second place in Serie A remains the priority.

Sports Three things we learned: You can't beat Senators in OT
Author: 0 Three things we learned: You can't beat Senators in OT

There was a popular narrative for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the end of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday - they didn't show up. Pittsburgh defended home ice at the PPG Paints Arena with a 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators to tie the series at a game apiece and avoid a daunting 2-0 deficit before hitting the road for Games 3 and 4.

Author: 0 Manchester United 'to offer Jose Mourinho five-year deal'

But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work. He won't be happy not being an integral members of this team like has has been over the past 10 years or so. It would be a huge shock to see Rooney move to Stoke, who he scored against to becoming United's record goalscorer last season. Guardiola helped Manchester City to a third-placed finish in his debut campaign, but failed to win any silverware for the first season in his managerial career.

Author: 0 LeBron James Makes History, Cavaliers Advance

LeBron went on about how he idolized Mike and patterned his career after him in many ways - though he joked "I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm gettin' there". "I started to focus on myself, on other players and other people around my neighborhood because I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was".

Author: 0 68% of Man United fans want James over Barkley

Pogba also played in the League Cup final victory over Southampton at Wembley Stadium but missed the Community Shield win over last season's Premier League champions Leicester City having only just joined the Old Trafford club from Juve.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Aims For Historic 10th French Open Title

Murray reached the final in Paris for the first time past year, losing in four sets to Novak Djokovic . The 2017 French Open will get underway proper on Sunday, with first-round play from the men's and women's singles brackets. "I think I played well in nearly every event that I was in", Nadal said. The 35-year-old has announced that he won't play in this event , but will instead prepare for Wimbledon .

Sports The Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 The Monaco Grand Prix

I can't really say that I particularly enjoyed it. "It's still second place but it doesn't count a lot in my books at least". "This is how it is sometimes". "It is very special to win here and we will have a fun night and then enough time to prepare for Canada". "I can stop the vehicle if I like [in the pits] as I am driving it, but we work as a team and if you don't believe what you have been told or how it works it will get very complicated".

Sports Kerber suffers shocking first round exit at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Kerber suffers shocking first round exit at Roland Garros

Makarova was successful against Kerber's serve and took advantage of the No. 1 seed's numerous mistakes to earn the victory. She lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome.

Author: 0 Arsene in 7th heaven but future still unclear

He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough". "And that's why I will pay special tribute to him tonight". Piers Morgan has always had a lot to say about Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in recent times, incessantly calling for him to leave the Gunners at the end of the season.

Sports Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP
Author: 0 Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP

While Raikkonen led for the first 34 laps, the writing was on the wall at the pitstops with a consensus emerging already before the start that Ferrari would favor the championship leader. I don't know what we did to land in some odd alternate universe this weekend, but it's completely unexpected and I love it. On his one race return, Jenson Button qualified in P9 for McLaren , but will start the Monaco GP last following his power unit grid penalty.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Willing To Defer Extension To Help Boston In Free Agency

Along with the concussion that Love suffered in Game 2 , the versatile Green was the root of Love's troubles as a less mobile big man. Love averaged just 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in the six games he played, but capped the series with nine points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a crucial stop on the perimeter against Steph Curry in Game 7.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal in spotlight at Paris

It brings back memories from past year", Djokovic said at the draw ceremony. Despite failing to win a clay court tournament in 2017, Thiem's 2017 clay record of 12-4 combined with his victory over Nadal makes him a favourite for this year's French Open .

Author: 0 UK PM May's lead narrows to 10 percentage points: Opinium poll

Four days after a suicide bombing killed 22 people, wounded dozens and plunged the United Kingdom into mourning, political campaigning resumed Friday for next month's general election, and the main opposition leader linked deadly terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho explains 'finger raising' celebration after winning Europa League final

Mourinho , who replaced Louis van Gaal in the off-season following his exit from Chelsea in 2015-16, continued: "For me it's the most important trophy of my career, because it's my last". Blind reflected on the bad events in Manchester over the past week and dedicated the win to the city , "Of course, we think of the awful events in Manchester".

Sports Latest updates from Indianapolis as Fernando Alonso makes his debut
Author: 0 Latest updates from Indianapolis as Fernando Alonso makes his debut

Alonso qualified P5 on the 33-car grid for tomorrow's event, an impressive result. "The auto felt really good, so that was a great sign because it's just no surprise", said Sato, who will start the race from the inside of Row 2 . "I'm focused on Indy Car right now and trying to get the most out of that", Power said. Since then it's the cream of the crop of Indy 500 traditions.

Author: 0 Mike Brown Says Tyronn Lue's Comments on Defending Celtics, Warriors Are 'Cute'

LeBron James , who scored 35 points on Thursday night in Game 5 as the Cavaliers finished off the Celtics , expressed his admiration for Thomas after the two stars embraced on the court. "I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body", Thomas said. But there's no denying that his accolades are putting him in the orbit of Jordan, his boyhood idol.

Author: 0 Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer

Shkodran Mustafi and Kieran Gibbs are also doubts for the upcoming fixture, leaving Per Mertesacker likely to come in for only his second appearance of the season, having been ruled out since pre-season through injury. It's not my target. "If you want me to be honest, be honest with me". "Players like Ronaldo and Messi are leaders". The Blues have been easily the best team this season, running away with the title after a tactical change from Antonio Conte , which just so happens to have ...

Author: 0 Chelsea star reveals why he gambled everything to return to Stamford Bridge

We will talk". Interest from a few foreign clubs, including Inter Milan, has surfaced in recent months, but primarily the club is rewarding Conte for not only winning the Premier League title in his first season in the league - which only three other managers have done - but also setting a record for victories (30) and almost eradicating the stain left last season when Jose Mourinho was sacked and the club finished 10th.

Author: 0 Kerber out to find elusive love for French Open clay

The German failed to win a match in her last tournament - falling to unheralded Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit in the second round in Rome after being granted a first-round bye. She was undecided until late last week whether to even try to play in the French Open. "It's a pleasure to be here". It's the fourth consecutive year that Vinci lost her opening match at the clay-court Grand Slam.

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hands Ed Woodward £200m transfer shortlist

The increased financial clout of those in the Premier League means smaller clubs can now reject huge offers and vie for higher profile players, while investment at clubs overseas has made the market harder to operate in. "I think there's a big difference in the physical way they (United) play, but its not a matter of strength - it's how you use your body, which we have to learn", Bosz said.

Sports LeBron James leads Cleveland to NBA finals
Author: 0 LeBron James leads Cleveland to NBA finals

The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions. It has been proven that without Thomas on the floor, the Celtics are a much better defensive team . 1 option right now". While Jordan has a slightly better playoff three-point percentage than James, James has a higher percentage on two-point shots.

Author: 0 James surpasses Jordan as NBA's leading playoff scorer

James, who was joined on the podium by teammates, pointed out that it is a special moment for Deron Williams and Kyle Korver , two veterans heading for their first Finals. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15. James, who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final against hosts Boston Celtics , needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points).

Sports Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona
Author: 0 Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona

Enrique, who departs the club this summer with nine major honours to his name, insists that another 54-goal season for Messi is enough to make him think that he is "from outer space". And 3 minutes into the first half injury, another combination of passes put Alcacer in the position to give Barcelona a two goal lead, pretty much giving us 45 second half minutes of garbage time .

Author: 0 Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'

If the Warriors can't create separation early in games, then they could wind up in close contests that are determined by who executes best down the stretch. The Warriors subtracted their fifth and sixth best players, but added one of the top three talents in the National Basketball Association. Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown has filled in as interim head coach.

Author: 0 'Threematch' at hand for Cavaliers, Warriors

Watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 1 on ABC7 at 5:30 p.m. "Hopefully we can get off to a good start and feed off our crowd's energy, and just the excitement in the building, and even in the entire Bay Area". "I can't lie", Durant said when comparing the 2012 finals trip to this one. The Warriors going undefeated the first three rounds, with coach Steve Kerr debilitated with a spinal condition, shows not only the collective talent Kerr oversees, but the planning Kerr did.

Author: 0 Sharapova denied wild card for French Open

With Bernard Giudicelli , the president of the French federation, proclaiming that it was his responsibility to "protect the game", it would take a bold move by the All England Club to come to a different conclusion when it decides on the recipients of the eight wild cards at its disposal for the women's singles.

Author: 0 First rain drops at French Open

The men's draw will see a full slate of players in action with the exception of Roger Federer who has missed the whole clay season. I'm trying to redefine myself and rediscover what kind of approach is the right one. He points out that when Wimbledon's grass courts, for example, used to play much faster than they do now, a player could succeed there hitting aces by the dozen and going for one victor after another, because "you don't need the same maturity and understanding of tactics" that ...

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas won't make surgery decision until swelling in hip subsides

If Durant or Curry are the best player on the floor, the Warriors could cruise. "I hope everybody says we have no chance", General Manager David Griffin said during a TV interview following the Cavaliers' 135-102 win Thursday night against the Boston Celtics , clinching a third straight NBA Finals appearance.

Author: 0 Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final

Karlsson's magnificence pushed the Sens past the Bruins and Rangers, but the 26-year-old slowed in the conference final amid injury , fatigue and many shifts against Crosby. Only the Blues (+3500) and Maple Leafs (+4000) had longer odds. "This year, it's been back and forth and it's been tough". Kunitz beat Craig Anderson high to send the crowd into hysterics at 5:09 of the second overtime.

Author: 0 David Luiz: 'I took big risk returning to Chelsea last summer'

Ahead of the 2017 FA Cup final , the 31-year-old - who has stood in as captain at Stamford Bridge this season with John Terry out of favour - told reporters on Arsenal's interest: "It was close". "I don't like to stay always with the easy life so that's why I took the risk, and today I am very happy". If they do win the FA Cup, though, I will happily improve the grade to an A*.

Author: 0 Dodt leads BMW PGA Championship

At the end of yesterday's third round, the lead was held by a calm Australian, Andrew Dodt , at eight under par . South Africa's Branden Grace is a shot behind Dodt, a two-time victor on the European Tour , after a 70 at Wentworth .

Author: 0 James breaks Jordan's record as Cavs enter final

Durant has been painted as the league's biggest villain since the day he left the Thunder for the Warriors , the team that won a record 73 games in 2015-16 and just knocked Oklahoma City out of the playoffs. He'll get at least four more playoff games this year, and at age 32 and showing few signs of slowing down, James figures to play in many more postseason contests before he retires.

Author: 0 Paul Pogba Dedicates Europa League Win to Manchester Following Attack

Rutherford told Press Association Sport: 'After such a tragic and heinous event, I think it's important that everybody comes together and shows it's not going to stop people leading a normal life. Peter Bosz's effervescent team caused United some uncomfortable moments, but without ever threatening to pull off an upset. "But you never know, good players are always welcome here", he said.

Author: 0 Fernando Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win

Will Power's Verizon Team Penske crew won the TAG Heuer Pit Stop Competition, defeating James Hinchcliffe's Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew in a best-of-three final this afternoon. He raced for four years in the IndyCar Series, winning three races and recording one top-five and two other top-10 finishes in the season point standings .

Author: 0 Champions League final to be played under closed roof for first time

After discussions with stakeholders, the FAW, said it had made the decision to close the roof after taking into consideration "recommendations made by the authorities". Creating a "safe, secure and memorable event" is a priority, the spokesperson added. Carvajal also looks to be in contention for the trip to Cardiff after the right-back trained with the rest of his teammates nine days before the final.

Author: 0 Dunlap: Fleury Is The Man In Game 4

Its out of my control, so I dont really think too much about it.”. Because you proably would have missed a furious 138-second span in which the Sens tacked on three more goals, courtesy of Marc Methot , Derick Brassard and Zack Smith .

Author: 0 Celtics star Thomas unsure if he will need surgery

The NBA limits salaries for individual players, meaning an already-stacked Warriors team could only offer as much money for Kevin Durant as any other team that doesn't have a shot at winning a title. As it is, the closest active players to him - Tony Parker (4,012), Dwyane Wade (3,871), Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) and Manu Ginobili (3,009) - are all nearing the end of their careers, and they aren't all that close to begin with.

Sports Ryan Johansen Injured NHL Predators star better after emergency surgery
Author: 0 Ryan Johansen Injured NHL Predators star better after emergency surgery

Anaheim's collection of veteran stars and up-and-coming talent will have to win back-to-back elimination games to avoid crashing out in the conference finals for the second time in three years. It is impossible to quantify the exact impact, but it seems certain that the Predators have benefited from the rest they got prior to the start of this series with the Anaheim Ducks , which continues - and possibly concludes - Monday at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m., NBC Sports Network).

Sports Ball may only workout for Lakers
Author: 0 Ball may only workout for Lakers

As now constructed, the Lakers have Russell, Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson as their prominent backcourt players - with Russell and Clarkson being two of their brightest prospects on the roster. So unless the Boston Celtics , longtime rival of the Lakers, select Ball with the #1 overall selection, it seems Lonzo could be heading to Los Angeles.