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by | May 17, 2017 | 03:39

A 4-0 victory over West Ham strengthened Liverpool's chances of clinching a top-four spot on the table this weekend. Liverpool travelled to the capital knowing any slip-up could let Arsenal take the initiative in the race for a top-four finish, and faced a West Ham team who had dashed Tottenham's even loftier ambitions just nine days earlier.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:19

David Luiz had a very good campaign without mistakes. Batshuayi is not alone in having had to wait for playing opportunities, with Kurt Zouma, club captain John Terry and Nathan Ake, who returned from a loan spell at Bournemouth in January, all in the same boat.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:15

By then, Alonso was being ferried back to the paddock on the back of a scooter, past numerous local fans who had come to give the Spaniard a much-needed boost. Max Verstappen, the 2016 victor at a record age of 18, and fellow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will start the race from fifth and sixth on the grid.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:57

Because we don't fight, we know it's a big objective, we know that if we lose the final we don't play Champions League, we know that. "We are going to do this in this last week, these last three matches we are going to try not to accumulate too many minutes with any one of the players.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:33

The Predators also have never lost a playoff series to Anaheim . In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Nashville Predators gave up their 1-0 series lead by losing to the Anaheim Ducks by a final score of 5-3. "They found a way to claw back", said forward Johansen. We knew this series was going to get nasty... fast. "There's a few minor adjustments that you make when you play with different guys", Getzlaf said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:47

Shea Theodore and Josh Manson have been the third pairing, combining with the top four of Fowler, Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm and Brandon Montour. It was the Predators' ninth straight playoff win in Nashville going back to last postseason.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:29

Blues fans and neutrals were treated to a real goal-fest on Monday evening, a rotated Chelsea side going 3-1 up before allowing Watford to level and eventually pushing themselves over the line via a late Cesc Fabregas victor. Seeing it from the other side: does the manager speak to players who are not in group? Chelsea have just won the Premier League title and have a chance to win the double this season as the Blues have also qualified for the FA Cup final.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:24

Kelly Olynyk has stepped up in a big way for the Boston Celtics, putting together a career-best performance to lead his team to a thrilling game seven victory over the Washington Wizards. "They didn't give us a chance [against the Wizards ]". "Our goal was to get to Eastern Conference finals and we came up one game short". Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says his top scorer won't play after aggravating his sprained left ankle during the second half of Sunday's 113-111 loss to the Warriors.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:07

Wenger sounded pessimistic, but also frustrated. Following their meeting with Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, Arsenal will conclude their Premier League campaign with another home game against Everton on Sunday. Nevertheless, Wenger was keen to point out that his focus on a prize he last lifted in 2004 remains unwavering. We have created the momentum again.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:27

It was not a gamble. In addition, the Red Devils' boss criticised the Old Trafford atmosphere, claiming fans have been too inconsistent in their support. The Spanish side need to win at Old Trafford in the second leg of their semi-final tie on Thursday night to have any chance of reaching the final and Manchester United have not lost a game at home since September.

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:33

So I'm happy with the situation today. Victory for Manchester United in the Europa League final against Ajax next week would be collectively worth £38 million to their players and make it the most lucrative match ever staged for a single squad.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:24

Speaking about Bailly after the match at Old Trafford, Mourinho told BT Sport: "I didn't see the incident, but he was phenomenal". But I don't feel like that. United's lack of interest in the match can only help the hosts as they seek their 13th league victory of the season, and Puel will want his side to take advantage of the unique situation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:31

A place in next season's Champions League will also be on the line - something that was considered a minimum requirement when Mourinho took over from Louis van Gaal in the summer. Moreover, United were besieged with injury troubles and Mourinho made it clear that it was impossible to fight on two fronts with just 15 players. "But if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kinds of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that".

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:07

There you have to win by far. Pep Guardiola's side have only lost one top-flight game at home this season, but they have drawn seven of their 18 matches. Zabaleta, who was named City's player of the year for the 2012/13 season, also helped the Manchester club pick up the FA Cup as well as two League Cups.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:34

Los Angeles and Paris are the only two bidders left for the 2024 Games, which will be awarded in September at a meeting of Olympic leaders in Peru. "They are two big cities, they are two Olympic cities". The Olympic spirit in both cities is strong. According to the other co-president of the Paris bid, Bernard Lapasset, the delegation and the Paris bid committee will have a meeting with newly-elected France President Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday morning.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:49

Former Sri Lankan batting legend is happy with the fact that two-time champions finished in top-two of the points table and hence, they will get two chances to make it to the final. But if Karn has to play, then one of Harbhajan Singh or Krunal Pandya will have to warm the bench and that is unlikely to happen. Mumbai on the other hand do not have such problems.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:27

It was the Serbian's first match since announcing a split with his entire coaching staff last week, but he appeared unfazed as he took the first set 6-1 at La Caja Mágica. Djokovic was, though, dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set. "I didn't feel too good before the tournament on the court".

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:46

The Nashville Predators are officially on fire in this postseason, and now hold a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals over the St. Louis Blues . There are many things all hockey fans can agree on. St. Louis almost tied it with the extra skater with just over a minute remaining, but Paul Stastny couldn't get his stick on a loose puck at the left post with an empty net in front of him.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:17

Los Blancos head to Celta Vigo on Wednesday night locked level on points with Barcelona at the top of the table. "We know to win the league in Spain is not easy", said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane . The team is now 13th in the Spanish league standings. "It's going to be complicated, just like it was against Sevilla and like it will be against Malaga", Zidane said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:33

He said adjusting to a bit-part role this season had been hard, but credited manager Antonio Conte with helping to ease the transition. John Terry also scored in a rare start but two defensive lapses from the 22-year Chelsea man almost allowed Watford to salvage a draw before Fabregas' late victor.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:33

Paris 2024 says it underscores his commitment to the French capital's quest to secure the Games. Many Parisian landmarks including the Grand Palais and Champ de Mars will be used if Paris wins. "We are committed with the public authorities on this project for 2024, after that it's not guaranteed", bid leader Tony Estanguet told the media on Monday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:44

It is not possible to do it every three days", he told reporters. At the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we do not want to play. "I normally have a lot of matches, but like this I never have, I never have". "But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four, probably they would like to be in our position to try and fight for the title".

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:08

After an outing in which he allowed six runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings, the righty numbers after two major league starts are: 8 1/3 innings, 18 hits, 12 runs. Finally, he started at first base. "I just wasn't making pitches", said Pomeranz, who has yet to work past six innings this season. But he wouldn't finish there.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:01

It is similar to the logo the "Bad Boys" teams sported during back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. On Tuesday night the Draft Lottery will be held and the Pistons will find out where they will be picking in the 2017 NBA Draft . "The bold red, white and blue color scheme and basketball icon have withstood the test of time through the evolution of the franchise and the city", the team said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:58

Previous versions have featured McCarthy charging the press with her mobile podium, but this will be the first time that the prop has left the faux-press room. McCarthy as Spicer is a given. During a hectic news week, SNL doesn't have to use this much energy to get people to tune in on Saturday. Here it is again, just in case you missed (or want to relive) the wonder that is McCarthy's musical number transformation into Sean "Spicey" Spicer.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:17

They were at nine-under 135, two strokes ahead of American J.B. Holmes on a day when the top four on the leaderboard played in the more amenable afternoon conditions. Scott followed by spinning a shot off the bank and into the water for a double bogey, and he compounded that with another double bogey. That left him at 72, seven shots behind.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:02

Mourinho left Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the bench following Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford, and United were 2-0 down to goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane inside 48 minutes.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:05

Game 2 is Sunday night. We've been a good team on the road. "I play the game hard and obviously he doesn't like that", Kesler said in a television interview, according to the Los Angeles Times . Anaheim hung on through a frenetic third period, surviving a few mad scrambles before captain Ryan Getzlaf got his third assist of the night on Vermette's empty-netter.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:50

And the Chelsea skipper hinted he could yet retire at the end of the season as he prepares to bid farewell to Stamford Bridge . But Cesc Fabregas scored the victor in the 88th minute to cap a memorable night. He will be leading his side out in the FA Cup final againt Arenal in Wembley on May 27. "I never wanted to be that player, the kind who hangs about, and who people can't wait to get rid of", he said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:42

Wenger admitted his own team's failings will be to blame if they finish outside the top four. "He's the most successful manager in the club's history and even today, in this great run they are having, there's another plane hired to fly above the ground with another banner".

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:32

Harrison and McCutchen doubled to open the fifth, giving the Pirates a 3-1 lead. Dripping blood, Chris Iannetta was taken to a hospital after a 93 miles per hour pitch hit him in the nose and mouth Friday night in Arizona's 11-4 win over the Pirates.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:12

We have left him completely free to be back when he thinks he's ready". "So I reached the semi-finals 10 times, I go always until the end of the competitions". "I am giving one-day holiday " a la carte ", if you understand", Mourinho added. It has to be. United won the League Cup in February but missed out on automatic qualification for the Champions League for 2017/18 as the club can not finish in the top four Premier League places.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:44

The Galacticos No 10 reportedly "waved goodbye" to fans as he was substituted after 60 minutes in Madrid's 4-1 win over Sevilla last night, in the final home game of the season for Zinedine Zidane's men. Although it initially seemed to be a normal moment, Rodriguez's treatment of the substitution immediately alerted the Real Madrid faithful to the fact that something more significant was taking place.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:53

Nacho gave the hosts the lead in controversial fashion as he curled home a quick free-kick with the Sevilla defence caught unawares and their protests towards referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco falling on deaf ears. They made hard work of the Andalusians, who had plenty of chances, but yet again had Ronaldo to thank, his brace and a goal each for Nacho and Toni Kroos seeing the home side over the line.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:36

Washington got to within eight, 16-8, with 5:14 to play in the quarter before Boston would extend their lead back to double figures. "He played like he's supposed to", said Isaiah Thomas , who made one shot and had five points at the half before finishing with 18.