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by | May 27, 2017 | 05:48

The 41-year-old will have other chances to qualify but his confidence is high after finishing second at the Players Championship a fortnight ago and he wants to strike while the iron is hot. I don't feel I have kicked on from 2012 (his last win) and that's been really disappointing. Aphibarnrat, 27, came into the European Tour's flagship event on the back of a missed cut in the China Open but was quickly out of the blocks with four birdies on the front nine.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:57

After years of limiting how - and how much - players could celebrate following touchdowns, the league made a decision to loosen up its rules, allowing players to again use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around or flap their arms like snow angels on the ground again if they choose.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:20

The United manager said his biggest failing revolved around his difficulties working with players who have "a different mentality to what I have" and that he has to lean on his assistants to try to coax the best out of such players. "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice". We won for Manchester, we worked for them, for the country.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:12

Conte, furious with what he had seen from his side at the Emirates, switched to a 3-4-3 system and the change inspired Chelsea who then went on a 13-game winning run that put them clear at the top. Wenger is in his 21st year at Arsenal . 'We came back to training on Tuesday and we want to get ourselves ready. Kurt Zouma has warned Arsenal that Chelsea are going to Wembley to secure the Double as the Blues look to add to their Premier League crown with the FA Cup trophy on ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:06

But because you want to succeed everywhere you play, it motivates you even further to come back and do particularly well in those places where you haven't done well. "We needed to strengthen our lower middle order contribution". After an incredible run of form in the past year, Kohli's form has slipped. "It's probably an advantage for us that he is playing for Surrey now, not in the IPL on flat wickets, so that he can get used to playing 50-over cricket for Surrey", he added.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:33

However, England bounced back strong, dismissing both the set batsmen in successive overs. South Africa are now ranked number one in ODIs but will come up against an England team that have lost only one series at home, a 3-2 defeat to world champions Australia , since their 2015 World Cup debacle, when they were knocked out in the group stage.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:03

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats. Twenty-two people were killed and about 120 more injured when an explosive detonated outside the venue.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:12

The Europa League joins the Community Shield and EFL Cup in Mourinho's trophy cabinet after his first season at Old Trafford and he will look to build on that success in the Champions League next season. I still believe I could [play every game]. United players wore black armbands while chants of " Manchester " rang out from their fans as reminders of the attack were everywhere at the Friends Arena in Sweden.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:56

Marseille have reportedly made Giroud one of their top summer targets after the France striker struggled to secure a starting place with Arsenal this season. With the culmination of the Premier League season, there's already a vast football-shaped hole in our lives. I don't know why people talk about it as if the shine has gone off it.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:07

A key focus of the draw will be where title favourite Rafael Nadal falls as he chases an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros . Amanda Anisimova, a 15-year-old from New Jersey, became the first player born in 2001 to earn a spot in a Grand Slam main draw when she claimed the U.S.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:07

Cropley started the scoring with a solo home run to right field in the second before Hoeg and Ben Norman had back-to-back doubles to make the score 2-0. The experience in those intense games gave Iowa an edge in a crucial tournament game against one of the best teams in the conference. Senior left-hander Ryan Erickson was the victor that day for Iowa and will again oppose Burkamper after posting a six-inning line of three runs allowed (two earned), two walks and five strikeouts on 100 throws ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:45

Goals from France worldwide Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. Rooney - United's record goalscorer - has remained a model professional despite his reduced role at the club. Hours after the win, they board a private plane back home and continued their celebration.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:23

In so doing, James increased his career postseason scoring total to 5,995 points, eclipsing Jordan's record tally of 5,987 points. James told a press conference, posted by NBA TV on Twitter: "I wear the number because of Mike". With victory in the bag, he sat out the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers routed the Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1, and set up a third successive championship series against the Golden State Warriors .

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:53

BOSTON (AP ) - The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. The Cavaliers shot just two-of-17 from three-point range in the second half but still led by as many as 21 points in the third. Pluto said LeBron just seemed exhausted. "He's human, so he's going to have a night like this", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "This team is a insane team.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:59

The Rangers became the sixth team in modern major league history to strikeout 20 times in a nine-inning game. The Boston Red Sox star has flourished in the third spot of the lineup, giving stability to the middle of the order. You can not take any team for granted. Matt Barnes fanned two in a ideal eighth inning. Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi stretches to reach the base as he's tagged out by Texas Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo while trying to advance during the fifth ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:23

Since the Premier League's inaugural year in 1992, England has provided just six of the 50 finalists in the UEFA Cup/Europa League, a disappointing figure given the wealth and supposed quality of its representatives. "We left the best until last, it was all or nothing, if we'd lost and not got into the Champions League the fans and directors wouldn't have been happy".

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:03

A boy always dreams of playing for his beloved football club, and after Sunday's game against Sunderland , John Terry made that dream come true. The FA became involved after it emerged that at least three punters had won thousands of pounds betting on the specific time of Terry's withdrawal - at odds of 100-1.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:50

He was the shining light for Jose Mourinho's side this season, taking home the club's Player of the Year award and also took home the man of the match award as Manchester United won the Europa League last night. "I've got some decisions to make now over the next few weeks so I will talk with my family and then I'll decide". He told Sky Sports News HQ: "First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:17

The Cavs will now most likely face the Steph Curry led Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals in a rematch of last year's rematch in what was one of the all-time classic finals series. "I think first of all I wear the number (23) because of Mike", he told reporters after finishing the game with 35 points to take his total to 5,995 points.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:01

This remarkable duo combined to score 134 points in the final two contests as Cleveland ended the series with a 135-102 Game 5 win Thursday night at TD Garden. "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated - that's all". They've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP .

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:11

With the draw having thrown Nadal into the same half as the second favourite, Djokovic , who gradually appears to be improving and has now brought in Andre Agassi as his new coach, I won't be among those piling into the favourite. Williams or Sharapova would have been popular picks to win the French Open . Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she would announce Friday whether she will return to action at Roland Garros, less than six months after being stabbed during an ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:03

Owen believes that the Blues will emerge victorious in the battle between the two London clubs on Saturday evening. "We have the same idea about the future, the way we have to do together, to improve the squad and the team ". Mauricio Pochettino found time to entertain Conte at Tottenham's training facilities and West Ham, and current employers Chelsea , also allowed the Italian to have a peak at their regime.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:23

Although he finished on the podium for the first time this season at the last race in Barcelona , Ricciardo was over 70 seconds behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel despite the RB13 undergoing a substantial aerodynamic facelift.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:34

He struggled later to put a finger on just why the wheels appear to have come off in what is usually a smoothly functioning machine. "In the last five, six months I was struggling a bit on the court". Murray has the support of an influential figure in coach Ivan Lendl to arrest the slide. The 22-year-old is ranked at a career-high No. 6 in the world and will carry plenty of confidence into the French Open having overcome Halep in the Rome finale.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:35

Golden State moves on to play either the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers , in a repeat of last year's title series, or the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. "But at the end of the day, a win is a win, and you have to beat whoever is out there against you". The contest took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio , Texas.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:22

Watford , meanwhile, will have to bid goodbye to manager Walter Mazzarri after Sunday's game, after the club confirmed that the Italian will leave once the season ends. City are known for their pacey, attacking style of football which can still be retrained by a good defence. And Guardiola - who had never previously finished outside of the top two while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich - now has set his sights on reeling in the domestic rivals.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:06

When asked about his thoughts facing the Golden State Warriors in the finals, Irving said, "I can't wait". Never have the same two teams met in the Finals in three consecutive years. Despite little resistance from the Celtics , Cleveland can relish its Eastern Conference dominance. Cleveland and Golden State have no such issues.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:30

Vettel and Hamilton have won seven of the last nine world championships, but this is the first year they've been able to go head-to-head properly. " We'll have a tough fight and I love a challenge ". Hamilton's tactical choice allowed him to switch to the softs on lap 36 with Vettel putting on mediums a lap later. Four-time title victor Vettel admitted he and Hamilton were "not best friends" but that he had "nothing to moan about" in the manner of defeat.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:58

Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason. The Wine and Gold advanced the NBA Finals for the third straight season - where they'll square off again with Golden State - making quick work of the shorthanded Celtics in Game 5, pulling away early for the 135-102 decision.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:17

He's won a lot and lost little and he arrives at his second home in Paris as an odds-on shot across the board. But seven-time French Open victor Evert believes the British No1 has the game to go well into the second week before pushing for overall glory at her subsequent home Grand Slam .

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:04

Watch the highlights from the game in the video above . The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors . Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. Overall, the Celtics exceeded expectations this season. The Cavaliers stretched the lead to 35 points in the third quarter, 109-74.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:01

Twitter congratulation posts poured in - including one from Magic Johnson. The Cavaliers are 12-1 in the playoffs as they seek their second straight championship. James bounced back strong after a poor Game 3 performance, finishing with 34 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Kevin Love had 17 points, 17 boards and five assists.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:21

This means teams can carry 90 players throughout the entire preaseason, making final roster cuts hours before the regular season begins. More celebrations . Until now, however, there had been an interim limit of 75 players, usually enforced after the third preseason game. National Football League players will have more freedom to celebrate touchdowns under rule changes announced on Tuesday by commissioner Roger Goodell while club owners voted to shorten overtime periods from 15 to 10 ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:52

Gilbert points to Andre Agassi — a man he used to coach, and who is assisting Djokovic during this French Open — as an inspiration to the current old-timers still in charge. Title favourite Simona Halep was rated only 50-50 on Wednesday after damaging ankle ligaments and will give an update on her fitness on Friday. But the 30-year-old Scot is confident he can once again overcome adversity.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:01

Anyone ready to ask ZZ again after the Champions League final could get a very different answer. The club issued an emotional open letter to supporters the day after the end of their European adventure which pledged to "carry on together, let's keep on dreaming".