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by | May 31, 2017 | 00:42

We had a practice game on Saturday and I came through it all unscathed. However, he is realistic that he is unlikely to oust the on-form Isco from Zinedine Zidane's starting line-up. Zidane used several different formations and successfully resorted to rotations to keep his top players fresh at the important moments of the season.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:20

The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half to open a 3-1 lead in the series, can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston .

by | May 31, 2017 | 00:28

Games for that date will likely not be selected until Monday, Oct. 23. The Gators and Vols have seen their game picked up 19 of the last 20 years. Those games, along with the "SEC Game of the Week" will be announced six to 12 days prior to their broadcast date.

by | May 31, 2017 | 00:35

The Penguins rode their luck in the first period and were helped by some favorable calls while roaring into a 3-0 lead to leave Nashville stunned. Conor Sheary scored 65 seconds later. Chris Kunitz set him up with a flawless cross-ice feed. And then came the barrage of goals. All the guys from "Smashville" have to show for it is their first deficit of the playoffs on a night a fan threw a catfish onto the ice to try and give the Predators a taste of home .

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:38

Speaking to BBC Sport about Ramsey after his midfielder's performance in the FA Cup final at Wembley , former Arsenal striker Wright defended the Wales global. I wanted to say: "Arsène, I understand I've got no right to go back to Arsenal just because I played here". Sometimes I think it could be tiredness, ' Conte said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:02

Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy. "The balance of the team is superb, they are a proper team and to not concede in two legs against Barca and Porto shows what an incredible defence we've got".

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:57

And the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror reported Wenger has informed American tycoon Kroenke, who remains a firm supporter of his manager, that he wants to remain in charge of the north London club. This has definitely helped restore Arsenal's season but coming fifth in the league and being humiliated 10-2 on aggregate against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League has really put the Arsenal boss under huge pressure.

by | May 31, 2017 | 00:07

After adding Durant, the expectations are on their shoulders, but the Cavs , as we've learned the hard way, are the only team which can challenge them. But that is the beauty of sports - the better team doesn't always win. "Want the Warriors?" he said. The back-to-back MVP was considered by many the best basketball player alive past year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 00:17

The hope is to shorten games that are forced into an extra session while also preventing the dreaded tie. The No Fun League is taking some of its entertainment cred back. In another change, they eliminated the mandatory preseason roster cutdown to 75 players per team. Now they will go straight from 90 to 53. Asking players to line up and knock heads on three day's rest is awfully worse than five minutes of OT.

by | May 31, 2017 | 00:04

Nadal is seeking to become the only player to win 10 titles at one Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. Portugal's Joao Sousa was docked a point for swearing in his match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and briefly refused to play while the supervisor was called.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:37

Wenger was ebullient about his side whose vibrant performance to outplay the Premier League champions he described as one of the proudest moments of his long career. "After that goal , we tried to play but they deserved it". Taylor judged it to be a dive - and he was right - and because the wing-back had been yellow-carded for a foul on Welbeck just 11 minutes earlier, the card was red.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:28

The board may just be scared of a new manager coming into the club, and that fear of the club becoming unstable after so many years of stability under Wenger. The club are also expected to announce whether they are looking into appointing a director of football to work alongside or above Wenger, or indeed whether that role could be filled by the Frenchman.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:41

Kingsley Coman struggled for game time this season. Before agreeing to sign permanently until 2020, Coman said he had sought assurances from Bayern's board about his future at the club. "I came back into a team which was already functioning. They wouldn't have done that if I had made up my mind to leave the club". "They gave me the feeling they have faith in me, both long-term and next season too".

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:36

Our squad that we had this season reached an incredible target with players that performed 120%. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". "I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team". It was an incredible response that Bellerin almost added to after a stunning solo run and, having seen Ospina stop Costa grabbing his second, Ozil sent an effort off the base of the post.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:32

The victory put Richard Childress Racing's iconic No. 3 Chevrolet back in victory lane for the first time since the late Dale Earnhardt won on October 15, 2000 at Talladega Superspeedway. Truex Jr.is the series' new points leader, going five points up on Larson. Chase Elliott , Brad Keselowski and Jeffrey Earnhardt were each involved in a messy wreck just 20 laps in, sending them to the garage.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:23

Arsene Wenger surrendered his proud record and Arsenal fans heralded their return to the Europa League with an invitation for owner Stan Kroenke to leave. "The attitude he has they were talking whether it's disturbing, I'm sure he must have his moments like every single player and especially big players, but this is a guy where you have to build a team around".

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:56

My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game, building the lead. If you believe LeBron's legacy will be significantly damaged if/when the Cavs are unable to defend their crown, then you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:18

Jose Mourinho has made clear his desire to sign a left-back, with doubts persisting over Luke Shaw. Manchester City are also interested in the £50 million Rose, but they may have an issue with the high price ta. Understandably there will be plenty of interest if Rose is on the market and the newspaper says that Manchester United are leading City in the race to sign the defender with their rivals focussing their efforts on landing Monaco's Benjamin Mendy.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:01

That may be most true about what we saw from the Cavaliers , and in particular LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , on Tuesday night. The Celtics , who shot just 44.3 percent from the field, couldn't capitalize on James' absence and took a mere 57-47 halftime bubble.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:07

With apologies to Durant's mother, LeBron James is on a mission to prove he's the real MVP. "I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '". All arguments for this conversation could be shut down now before we get started, exclusively based on James' poor performance Sunday night, but to do so would be closed minded, dismissive, hatin' with no "g".

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:28

Hamou, the world number 287, was subsequently banished from the Roland Garros site by organisers. The French player, 21, kissed journalist Maly Thomas while holding her around her neck and shoulders, despite her efforts to duck away. Thomas repeatedly squirmed away from Hamou during the encounter. French tennis player Maxime Hamou grabs and kisses Eurosport's Maly Thomas during an interview.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:17

Jose Mourinho has stated that Manchester United's hopes of landing Antoine Griezmann this summer all rest on the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. "Obviously football doesn't bring back the lives which were lost, but to try and give some happiness to the city was vital to us", the 31-year-old club captain told reporters.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:45

With Reading finishing third in the table, Stam conceded that the thought of another 46-game season is daunting after this disappointment. "If you don't want to play in this game, you should go and play in the amateur leagues". "We had so many setbacks and problems, especially because we didn't have the biggest squad". "He's done a fantastic job as has his support crew".

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:13

But Kyrgios insists he merely needs rest and displayed no signs of any discomfort in overcoming Kohlschreiber - a vastly experienced campaigner and regular second-week challenger at the majors - in one hour and 51 minutes. I don't like how my shoes get dirty. Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem are all viewed as future stars in the sport. " I don't really like running ".

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:20

Bettman has said that deadline has passed. " We made an announcement , how long ago, Bill?" The Tampa Bay Lightning also tweeted that bringing the NHL All-Star Game during Gasparilla weekend makes it that much better. The NHL's top talent will be converging on Amalie Arena next year. However, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote in May that some people remained hopeful about NHL participation in the Olympics since the league had yet to formally announce 2018 All-Star plans.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:20

Manchester City moved back into third place and nearly guaranteed Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-1 home victory against West Bromwich Albion yesterday at the Etihad Stadium . Guardiola yesterday called on fans to make it a special occasion. "His impact here has been wonderful. It has been a wonderful nine years to be honest".

by | May 30, 2017 | 21:58

LeBron James is four wins away from capturing another National Basketball Association title, which would give him four in his career before his 33rd birthday. "We're definitely disappointed. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Celtics' Avery Bradley said. "He's always been a great guy". In 34 minutes of action, James finished with 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

by | May 30, 2017 | 23:18

In a post on Instagram , Mark Hunt revealed that Jason Momoa , along with several others, performed the New Zealand traditional war dance called the Haka. You can't see Hunt's face, but you know he's proud to get this dance from all of his brothers and arms (and Jason Momoa ). The New Zealand Haka is a ceremonial war dance made world famous by the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team .

by | May 30, 2017 | 21:46

Pittsburgh opened the scoring for real on an Evgeni Malkin goal that Rinne should have stopped, took the lead on a Conor Sheary goal off a pretty pass from Chris Kunitz , and then took a 3-0 lead on a fluky goal with 16.1 seconds to go in the first period .

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:37

Sidney Crosby , who led the National Hockey League with 44 goals, has one in the series. Better change the goalie. I can't say that was the case after watching the first two games of the Ottawa Senators-Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Eastern Conference Final .

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:40

Germany's Angelique Kerber has been knocked out the 2017 French Open in the first round, losing 2-6, 2-6 in one hour and 22 minutes to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, ranked number 40 in the WTA rankings. During her on-court interview, Kvitova addressed Novak, her family and others in her guest box, saying: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time".

by | May 30, 2017 | 21:39

However, Zidane raised the possibility of the two playing together at some stage of the game against the Italian champions. "I obviously had my operation which still really hasn't recovered. There are players who are not going to be called up and that is what bothers me the most because they are all important. Real, meanwhile, won the trophy in 2014 and again last season, beating city rivals Atletico in the final on each occasion.

by | May 30, 2017 | 22:40

Harry Kane admitted the Premier League Golden Boot was on his mind as he hit four goals in Tottenham's thumping 6-1 win at Leicester . Kane's haul took his tally of league goals for the season to 26, two clear of Everton's Romelu Lukaku with one game to play, while he became the first Spurs player since Jimmy Greaves to net four hat-tricks in a single season.

by | May 30, 2017 | 21:17

As noted by BBC Sport , Hayden was said to have suffered "serious cerebral damage" as a result of the collision. A year ago he returned to The World Superbike series (he had raced once before in 2002) with the Red Bull Honda Team . We are all so proud of that. Hayden's injuries occurred while cycling in Italy. Dani Pedrosa, team-mate during his 2006 title triumph, posted a photo of the American on his Twitter account.

by | May 30, 2017 | 21:55

But here they are after their 5-3 win on Monday night sitting just three wins away from winning the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. Then. The Pens responded quickly to the wake-up call of Nashville's three-goal comeback, adding an empty-netter to secure their victory. The Predators had allowed only five first-period goals through its first 17 games.