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by | May 18, 2017 | 05:20

On a return to his old club, Grimaldo said: "I don't close the door to anyone, especially a club like Barcelona, for whom I only have to thank for the academy years I've been there". Arsenal kept alive their top-four hopes with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland as Chile global Alexis Sanchez broke the visitors' dogged resistance with two late goals at the Emirates Stadium last night.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:57

I don't think it was one guy who didn't believe and he infected everybody else or anything like that. Following the Game 6 blowout victory over Houston, where Leonard did not play, there was hope that the Spurs could close out the game without Leonard - especially with a 23-point cushion when Leonard exited Game 1.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:52

They did so despite playing in a 15,000-capacity stadium and with a meagre budget and Kachunga sees similarities between their story and the one unfolding under David Wagner at the John Smith's Stadium . We have to use our opportunities to score but firstly we have to defend well and we can not give away easy goals like we did in the last two weeks.

by | May 18, 2017 | 05:03

We know if we lose the final, we don't play Champions League. "Probably other clubs in the top four would like to be in our position, fighting for titles". But they have two more league games before that, with tomorrow's long trip to Southampton followed by a home game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:07

Our opportunity could have been seventh, could have been tenth. We got Marquese Chriss eighth and Tyler [Ulis] at 34th. The Celtics will go from No. What can I do to make Joel Embiid our next President? "We were more optimistic that we'd definitely be in the playoffs". "And we are going to be able to take what I would say is the combination of the best player and the best fit".

by | May 18, 2017 | 05:46

Should Ed Woodward pay the asking price of around £64 million, the Columbian will be allowed to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Real would then be able to turn their attention to next month's Champions League final against Juventus with confidence sky high, but Zidane is determined not to look too far ahead.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:32

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects departing captain John Terry to play beyond the end of the season, despite the former England centre-back hinting he may retire. "It will be emotional", Fabregas added. "But I am delighted with the experiences and the opportunities I have had". We want to win our last League game.

by | May 18, 2017 | 05:43

The source added that it's been "clear from the start our desired destination is Los Angeles". That would open the door for the Lakers to do what most prognosticators think they will do: draft Lonzo Ball . We're sitting in a fantastic position. The Magic came into the night armed with the fifth-best odds at landing the No. 1 pick and holding a solid shot at staying in the top five.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:12

There were swathes of empty seats at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday as fans stayed away in protest at Wenger's failings. The 23-year-old was in fine form as Sunderland slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League on Tuesday, making several stops that drew praise from Wenger.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:00

Chelsea now prepare for their FA Cup final against Arsenal in a bid to complete the double. Hiddink told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "There are always rumours coming up, but the club are very stable". In Spain, you go to other places, relegation teams, and it's not as hard. He must think to give me a bit of chocolate cake to share. It was Batshuayi's first league appearance since April 1 and his first league goal since he scored the equaliser in a 2-1 victory at Watford on ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:32

The Spurs lead got to as many as 25 points before Kawhi Leonard turned his previously injured ankle not once, but twice in the third quarter. Without Kawhi Leonard , the Spurs haven't been able to stop Golden State's offense in the opening 24 minutes.

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:31

United failed to qualify for this season's Champions League, but their exploits in the Europa League have helped them to record strong financial results. "But it is not excuse for a club with Manchester United's history that play an exciting brand of football, on top of that a successful brand of football - always challenging for titles, be number one or number two".

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:17

As good as James has been in the postseason, Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas has shown more heart than any other player following the tragic death of his younger sister. Look for Boston to be fired up as a home underdog at online sports betting sites and at least cover the series opener, giving Cleveland something to think about.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:47

Durant went 15-of-26 from the field, 4-of-8 from three-point range and 4-for-4 from the free throw stripe, lifting the Warriors to a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Curry and Durant had a chance to relax and have some fun in a press conference for once with the conference finals feeling almost inevitable at this point.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:43

No team has retained the Champions League since its rebranding in 1992, but Real - who were in the swashbuckling form we have seen for most of the season - are in a great position to do so. "I'm happy. Every day I'm enjoying my work with the players". The visitors' best chance came during the high on adrenaline first-half, when Gameiro broke through after seventeen minutes but the attempt was foiled by Navas as he tried to round the Madrid goalkeeper.

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:34

Celtics combinations then came up on the first two drawings for the No. 2 pick too, prompting the National Basketball Association to redo the process. "There are a number of players that are in different tiers that at No. 12, a group of players who are all going to be in similar talent ranges that will be able to add to our team".

by | May 18, 2017 | 04:06

This time England will have to see off improving France and 2015 semi-finalists Argentina in Pool C to reach the knockout stages. " Japan obviously made a memorable impact at the World Cup two years ago, beating South Africa , and will have tremendous support going into the tournament.

by | May 18, 2017 | 02:57

It appears Rodriguez's time at Real Madrid will come to an end this summer and a number of sources, namely Sky Sports and AS, have pointed towards a move to Old Trafford. "We're happy with that, but we just have to think about the game [with Celta] and that's it. Gareth isn't with us". It's the Lisbon newspaper Record who are making the latest claims, saying the Red Devils and Real Madrid are in a battle for 16-year-old winger Úmaro Embaló.

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:44

After winning the first two games this season, the Cavs went back to Toronto trying to avoid the pitfalls of previous year. In Cleveland's four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers, James did it all, almost averaging a triple-double with 32.8 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting.

by | May 18, 2017 | 02:18

Rooney continues to be linked with a big-money move to China, where his agent Paul Stretford spent time earlier in the year speaking to interested clubs. "I would like to play more but I've tried to help the team on and off pitch". Jose Mourinho has called on the Old Trafford faithful to raise the roof for a Europa League semi-final the manager claims is the " most important" match in Manchester United's history.

by | May 18, 2017 | 02:55

Washington guard John Wall had 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, but he shot just 8 of 23 from the floor, 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Olynyk, appearing on TNT after the game, said he got a call from his coach in the morning, telling him he had to be his "best when your best is needed".

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:02

Silva, who succeeded Mike Phelan in the first week of January, added: "This was a sad day for the club". "I don't see that with Hull, Marco Silva's reputation is that good now I think bigger sides will come in for him straight away". But we had one target, to stay in the Premier League. Goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick Van Aanholt , secured the convincing win.

by | May 18, 2017 | 03:01

Johansen said he didn't know how Kesler plays like that - repeatedly poking him in the groin with his stick - with family and friends watching. "I don't know if it hit the goalie or the player that was laying in front still", Neal said. Pittsburgh drawing "first blood" in subsequent games of this series has never been so important, and it is their pathway to winning this series and advancing to the Cup Finals for a second consecutive season.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:18

Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Saturday in San Antonio. Still, when your star player goes down, you need someone to step up. Golden State Warriors Game 2 Start? "It doesn't bother me", he said of how Popovich characterised him.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:46

Shami, who last played an ODI during the 2015 World Cup, said he has worked on his strength and fitness. Manish Pandey , who is now representing Kolkata Knight Riders, last played for India against New Zealand in October 2016. BCCI announced the Indian squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after a meeting in Delhi today. Rohit's captaincy has helped Mumbai Indians secure a place in the playoffs in the IPL 10.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:26

Not only did they defy the odds by keeping their first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but they stayed at No. 2 overall. It gives them the flexibility to make moves and guarantees them another shot at selecting a future All-Star, especially considering they have no second-round pick in this year's draft and no first-rounder in 2018.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:51

Two-time winners Mumbai Indians wrested back the initiative after a nine-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Saturday after back-to-back losses. The one area of concern for the hosts could be the freak injury to Hardik Pandya during practice on the eve of the match yesterday. Rising Pune may have felt they were short of a par score at the mid-innings break, but they had one significant aspect going for them: a two-paced Wankhede surface.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:09

Keith Urban sang the National Anthem at the Predators' playoff game Tuesday night as his wife, Oscar victor Nicole Kidman, cheered from the stands. He says he's been done wrong and maybe there's a country song lurking somewhere in this. Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, and Lady Antebellum have all taken the ice during the Predators home games in the first two rounds.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:54

In my situation at a big club - I'm sacked, I'm out. I'm out. Sure. Definitely. Nine years, five major trophies, Pablo Zabaleta is leaving Manchester City in a much better place than when he joined the club. "What I have done for the club is just what every single player should for the team he is playing for". The delay in appearing for his mandatory press conference initially led to suggestions that Guardiola was giving his players a changing room dressing down despite the 3-1 victory, ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:38

The 14-time Grand Slam champion will also overtake Roger Federer to number four in the world rankings that will improve his seeding ahead of the French Open, which Nadal will look to win for a record 10th time. He has dropped only two of the 32 sets he has played on clay this year. "As I go along, I hope to continue getting better and getting stronger". I just kind of let the same things keep happening, making mistakes very early in a lot of the rallies.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:12

The Mavericks were officially eliminated from the playoffs April 1. "Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything possible to lose games", Cuban said on the radio show. The Dallas Mavericks finished the 2016-2017 season with a 33-49 record, which put the Mavs in a hard spot to cash in during Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:15

Magic was leaving the New York Hilton Midtown hotel right after the ping pong balls bounced his way - and asked if he was eyeing anyone in particular with the #2 pick. A late five-game winning streak by his young team had damaged its odds by falling behind Phoenix for the second-worst record in the league. Selections 1-14 were set in stone Tuesday night, and barring any draft-day trades, we now know the order for the entire first round of the 2017 NBA Draft.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:36

Tomorrow's game against West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium , therefore, is the Argentine's last chance to say goodbye to the club's home fans. Pablo Zabaleta will be handed a hero's send off by Manchester City on Tuesday but there will be no fond farewell for Yaya Toure, who could yet be offered a new deal by the club.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:01

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has missed out on a wild-card entry for the French Open because of her doping ban. Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation leaves the field of play after reporting an injury during her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome , Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:10

Having allowed Rashford to take the free-kick, Pogba revealed after the game that the striker had told him he would score it seconds before taking it, something that left the world's most expensive player impressed. "We often leave with an adverse result from the first leg and that should stimulate us to face the match in England". "That means a lot to us and also the performances we have done away from home", Guidetti, still dreaming of playing the final in his home-town of Stockholm, ...