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by | May 29, 2017 | 15:58

The Nigeria worldwide now stands on the verge of becoming a double victor ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal . "I am very pleased with that and I just want to keep improving in every game I play ". "We are at the end of the season and many players are exhausted and there is a lot of pressure". The Gunners will, of course, be desperate for some silverware after missing out on the top four, intensifying the uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger's future.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:07

I've had some trouble picking this year's bracket. Pittsburgh now has -170 odds of winning the Stanley Cup , while the Predators are listed at +150. A PDO of 100 is about average, and Nashville's playoff performance in the category is better than any team had over the course of the regular season.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:14

Britain said on Monday intelligence service MI5 was reviewing its processes following a suicide bomb attack which killed 22 people in Manchester , as questions continue over how much the authorities knew about the assailant. The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. Armed police patroled among spectators at the Great Manchester Run, the larged-scale event to take place since the bombing.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:38

Cleveland won an epic seven-game series a year ago, bringing Cleveland its first championship in decades and the Warriors beat the Cavs in six in 2015. "Anything Danny (Ainge) and this organization need me to do to help bring even more talent to this city, I'm all for that". His payday is more likely to come next summer, when he will hit unrestricted free agency.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:40

It has been a hard campaign for the Gunners, who missed out on a Champions League place for the first time in 20 years, and they have been under huge pressure - particularly their manager Arsene Wenger . At the start of every season they tell us the rules and now the hands were not where they should be. He said more light would be shed on his situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but there seems little doubt Wenger is still held in high regard by the players.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:50

The next step for Noren is getting a win on a the PGA tour. The Swedish golfer still managed to roll it into the center of the cup, where most of his putts ended up during the best round of his life. Italy's Francesco Molinari closed with two successive birdies to sign for a 68 and finish as the closest challenger on nine under. The Swede entered the final round at Wentworth's West Course at one-under, but had an awesome performance that featured eight birdies, zero bogeys, and this ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:06

All season, there has been little doubt that the two teams would wind up here, but the way they dominated their conferences over the past month and a half is an aspect no one could have foreseen. The Warriors enter this year's edition of the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 record, while the Cavs' only loss came on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics .

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:02

However, the Spain global, who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea , said last weekend that he has no plans to leave this summer and would only depart if his destination was former club Atletico . He loves the big occasion, he likes playing against Arsenal . "He has proven in the last games that he has quality and scoring ability". For their part, Chelsea are unlikely to receive as much from Atleti as they were expecting to from Tianjin Quanjian, who no longer look well ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:35

The French Open was not a day old by the time that Dan Evans had proved beyond doubt that his relationship with clay court tennis is fractious and Angelique Kerber proved that her relationship with success is fragile. Assessing her struggle to move effectively, the beaten top seed said: "I was trying it as good as I can in my practice sessions, but I'm not feeling so good on this clay when I have to move on the sides and then coming back".

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:02

United joined Ajax , Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus in becoming only the fifth side to lift the full set of European trophies - namely the UEFA Champions League , the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Europa League, formerly known as the UEFA Cup.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:40

Many an ode was composed last season to then-rookie Matt Murray and his influence on the Penguins' fortunes, and then he managed to hurt himself during pre-game warm ups before Game 1 of the first round this season. A position the Penguins have become increasingly comfortable in under Sullivan . He's rather amazed by his front-line teammates, what they do, and how hard they push themselves, how they test the limits of their vast talents.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:07

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after sinking a three point shot during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics , on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didn't go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan to stifle Golden State's powerful, multi-faceted offense.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:39

The call was later changed to a hit. "But that's something that I can't control right now", Abreu said. "I would have definitely taken the error for that one". David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save. BLUE JAYS 3, RANGERS 1: At Toronto, Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer that backed Marco Estrada, and Toronto matched its longest winning streak this season at five.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:05

On the women's side, Spain and Venezuela's Garbine Muguruza won her first tennis major at Roland Garros . They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:37

I can trust him. "It was a fantastic race". "What a race. Hopefully the crowd enjoyed it". His win expunged the bitter memory of 2012, when his last-lap bid to pass Dario Franchitti for the lead ended with him spinning into a wall. 44 Lazier Racing-StalkIt-Tivoli Lodge Chevrolet. He was later released after initially complaining of discomfort in his chest. After all, Sato has been with Honda since his Formula 1 career from 2002 to 2008.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:43

For James, the Finals are an annual rite. He played only 28 minutes, yet grabbed nine defensive rebounds, had four steals and a blocked shot to go with his 15 points. "I'm just at peace with myself; I'm at peace with myself as a basketball player, most importantly", Durant said. I don't feel like we're underdogs.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:54

The teams split a pair of regular-season games, with the Cavaliers winning 109-108 at home on Christmas, and the Warriors romping 126-91 in the Bay Area on January 16. After the Warriors added Kevin Durant to their roster last summer, a championship duel between the Warriors and the Cavs has been predicted and highly anticipated.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:28

Stokes's left knee, which was operated on past year, however, is preventing him from doing much bowling at the moment. It is an injury I have had before and something that sometimes will just go away. "So hopefully it will become a bit clearer". "We're constantly monitoring him and trying to manage him as best as we can", England captain Eoin Morgan told British media ahead of the final match against South Africa at Lord's.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:02

And regardless of the results in June, Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have one championship ring in the bank. Overall, the NBA Finals is a breeding ground for low-scoring basketball. LeBron James plays the role of underdog as his Cavs meet up with Steph Curry (r.) and Warriors again. Cleveland Coach Tyronn Lue was quoted earlier this week saying he thought Boston's offense was "harder to defend" than Golden State's.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:47

Arsene Wenger has fired back at Tony Adams , describing the criticism from his former captain as "sad" and aiming his own dig at the Arsenal legend's performance as Granada coach. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said a decision on his future at the club will be made at a board meeting following their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea later this month.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:45

Last year, the Cavs rallied back from a 3-1 series deficit to ruin Golden State's record-breaking season and win their first National Basketball Association title. The Cleveland Cavaliers , however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals . As long as the Cavaliers are getting into the paint easily, they will be scoring easily, and that could quickly lead to things getting out of hand.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:19

Asked if he would try it again, Alonso confirmed it is on his radar. "It's an unbelievable feeling", Sato said after the race. "With a good auto, I think it's a realistic time frame. The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win this race, but as a auto owner, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Disappointed? Yes.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:22

Facing Cleveland will resurrect chatter of Golden State's collapse in last season's Finals, which saw the Cavaliers rally from a 3-1 deficit to win the franchise's first championship. "The opponent was better than us, and in this case, way better than us". Yes, with three rounds complete, the Warriors are still ideal in the 2017 playoffs: 12-0 after their Game 4 closeout of San Antonio on Monday, Western Conference champions, and towering over all rivals.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:27

The entire series was played at the Polo Grounds, home to both teams that season. And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:15

His face is turned away from the camera as he gazes at al Kaaba, the black structure at the centre of Mecca's Grand Mosque which Muslims face towards when they pray. "We played for the people who died", Pogba told BT Sport. The 24-year-old became the most expensive footballer in history last summer, after Manchester United paid Juventus a reported £89m ($114m) fee.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:33

Tomic and Thiem played a fantastic, memorable ATP final in Acapulco last season, which Thiem edged and I expect him to win this first round match too. Just when Genie Bouchard's season seemed to be heading back in the right direction, the 2014 semi-finalist suffered a grade 2 ankle sprain just last week in preparations for the Nurnberg Open, the final tuneup for Roland Garros.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:51

Olympic champion Monica Puig sent veteran Italian Roberta Vinci to her 10th first round loss in 13 visits to Paris, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. "It's still a little bit tricky sometimes". - It was the second consecutive year that Kerber had suffered a first-round defeat at Roland Garros. "I really was a (Pete) Sampras fan, to tell you the truth", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:47

Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty baseliner who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble her fellow left-hander. In a marathon final game, Makarova would fight off seven break points to finally hold serve and reach the second round for the fifth time in Paris .

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:19

He was also unwilling to go further, and drew a line under it when pressed further. "I'm just blessed for this opportunity", Mertesacker said. The media every press conference an issue of it [my future]. Ramsey played a major part in the final, scoring the victor minutes after the Blues had equalised through Diego Costa , the second time he has scored the victor in the finals of the FA Cup , with the first being against Hull City in 2014.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:00

Although United drew a Premier League-high 15 games they were only beaten on five occasions, the joint-second best record in the division, and Lingard says the ability not to lose can serve them well. It doesn't stop. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match. However, after concluding his maiden campaign with three trophies and securing Champions League football for next season, the former Real Madrid boss was happy to take aim at his detractors.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:39

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso delivered a masterful performance - a masterful first Indianapolis 500 experience - until his Honda engine failed on Lap 179. He made up for that Sunday, though, with his second IndyCar Series victory. Sato is the 71st driver to win an Indianapolis 500 in its 101 runnings.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:19

Kyrie Irving-who scored 42 points in Cleveland's game-four victory-added 24 points and Kevin Love contributed 15. James had a total of 35 points by the end of the third period to reach 5,995 in his career. And my gut test is telling me that the Warriors are on a season-long mission to get even. James, arguably the premier player in the game , leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 14:03

Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his second successive podium with third place for Red Bull. The race saw only one safety vehicle, after a clash between Pascal Wehrlein and McLaren's Jenson Button resulted in freaky sight of the Sauber coming to rest perpendicular to the barrier, propped up on its side.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:19

Cleveland forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history on his way to helping the Cavaliers ease into a third straight NBA Finals series on Friday. "Because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games". I don't have to score the ball to make an impact in the basketball game. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series.

by | May 29, 2017 | 13:25

Wenger was also dismissive of the notion that his record-breaking FA Cup success, after previous wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014 and 2015, might have an impact on the talks about his position. "You can not be in this job (if you are not forgiving)". "I am going to choose my future, not them". "For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch".