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Spurs clinch second spot with win over United

I said earlier in the week if I could get the victor it would be special. United's second successive defeat in London, after last weekend's 2-0 loss to Arsenal ended a 25-match unbeaten league run, means that Jose Mourinho's side can no longer finish in the top four although they could yet qualify for the Champions League by beating Ajax in the Europa League final. Read More »

Despite no UCL activity, Man. United predict record revenue


Sergio Romero is expected to be handed the gloves for the Europa League final and Mourinho has revealed that the Argentinean worldwide will also start one of their remaining league games in order to keep himself sharp for the final. Manchester United predicted a record rise in annual revenue to between £560 million (S$1.01 billion) and £570 million (S$1.03 billion) in their latest quarterly financial figures released on Tuesday. Read More »

Paul Merson states his prediction for Southampton v Man United

We had to make that decision", he said. And in the last 16 I was out only once. Balancing the desire to win with resting players has been hard and Mourinho joked it would have been worse was it not for Ander Herrera's sending off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea. Read More »

Resilient Ducks vow stronger start to Game 2 against Predators


Fisher can positively impact a game without scoring, but Nashville needs him to contribute offensively. "We believe we can go into any building and play with the teams we're up against and give ourselves a chance for success". The goal was the veteran forward's third in four games. "Our goaltender should get full credit for keeping us in the game", Carlyle said of Gibson, who was victimized by a deflected shot on the game-winning tally. Read More »

Alexis Sánchez faces fitness test before Arsenal take on Sunderland


After Liverpool's victory over West Ham on Sunday, Arsene Wenger's team have no margin for error if they are to keep alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for a 21st straight season. The 28-year-old reportedly wants £380,000 per week. "You will always have regrets because you could have one point more ..." "We are a victim of nobody". Read More »

Chelsea legend Terry yet to decide playing future


Premier League champions Chelsea may have wrapped up the title with two games to spare, but they are still chasing records. Conte fielded a much changed team, with Terry starting his first league game since September against Watford. Sebastian Prodl was sent off for a second bookable offence in the second minute of stoppage time as Watford finished the contest with 10 men in a bad tempered conclusion. Read More »

Polanco's HR thwarts Greinke no-hit bid, Arizona wins 2-1


On Saturday, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo revealed that Iannetta had suffered fractured teeth, a broken nose and required quite a few stitches. Fernando Rodney would close out the 2-1 victory as Jeff Mathis delivered a flawless throw to nail Josh Harrison stealing to end the game. Read More »

Man Utd's Timothy Fosu-Mensah could return for Europa League final

With two games remaining in the Premier League, Southampton are aiming to finish eighth and Puel hopes to build for next season by taking six points against United and Stoke. "I don't think (he will be available)", Mourinho said. "(The decision not to play me) was maybe made by someone else without him so I think after I trained and I played and you could see me and how I behave as a professional and he has a different opinion, so it was a little bit unfortunate". Read More »

Celtics one win away from Conference Finals

The Celtics took game 5 easily with a blowout win of their own, winning 123-101 to send the series back to Washington , a place they have not won a game at all season long. Wizards-Celtics may now be a more heated rivalry for Boston fans than Red Sox-Orioles. Boston is not a big team-their backup center is a three-point gunner who is as slow as rocks-and Horford is the lynchpin that lets them play their unique brand of hyperkinetic offense while still doing shit like blocking three ... Read More »

Zidane insists Madrid aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted


Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory. Barcelona beat Las Palmas 4-1 thanks to a Neymar hat-trick but Real Madrid remain favorites to win the Primera Division after beating Sevilla 4-1. But Sporting Gijon joined Granada and Osasuna in being relegated despite winning 1-0 at Eibar as Deportivo la Coruna secured safety in a 0-0 draw at Villarreal. Read More »

Real Madrid's Ronaldo targets title at Celta Vigo


The Old Trafford club faces Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm on 24 May, and a win that final will see them automatically seal their return to the Champions League . Barcelona visits Las Palmas at the same time on Sunday. James Rodriguez played his last home match as a Real Madrid player last night. Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Real Betis to secure third spot and qualification for the Champions League group stages next season. Read More »

John Terry makes announcement on his future after Watford win

The Bayern Munich boss was the second coach to win the Premier League title in his first attempt in the League. Any of them can do it. Both Chelsea and Tottenham boast three players each, with the league champions represented by Cesar Azpilicueta, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante, the midfielder who has already been honoured this season after winning the PFA and Football Writers' Association player of the year award. Read More »

Hard to fill void left by Misbah, Younis: Latif

Both Misbah and Younis bid adieu to worldwide cricket on Monday (May 14) after Pakistan defeated West Indies in 3-match Test series. Pakistan won the match by 101 runs to seal the series 2-1. No-balls, wickets, couple of chances here and there, but you enjoy wins like this much more than straightforward wins. "My son is not here". My son is not here, he will be just watching on TV and I'm missing him. Read More »

Mata eager for Man United to build momentum

Mourinho was speaking after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, saw their chances of finishing in the top four effectively ended. "I never, ever have had a situation like this and on top of that the accumulation of big injuries, not small, not the injuries that you say "okay, hamstring, two weeks". Read More »

Origi backs Coutinho to shine as Liverpool chase Champions League spot

Liverpool is now in third place with 73 points - one point ahead of fourth-place Manchester City and three points in front of fifth-placed Arsenal, which still has two games to go. However, having taken just two points from their last three outings at Anfield - losing to Crystal Palace and drawing with Bournemouth and Southampton - the atmosphere is likely to be tense. Read More »

Southampton v Manchester United


Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "We are forecasting better full-year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance for the year". This situation of you play a final and the game that you should play that day is going to be postponed until the last week! "I repeat the same, thank you [to referee] Michael Oliver because we were out of the FA Cup [a quarter-final defeat to Chelsea where Ander Herrera was sent off]". Read More »

Oosthuizen, Stanley Share Lead At Players Championship


Holmes, a four-times PGA Tour victor, found places at the TPC Sawgrass previously untrodden by man, yet somehow managed only one bogey in a two-under-par 70, on an afternoon that started breezy but fell calm over the final hour or so. Garcia almost has two victories here as he lost in a playoff to Rickie Fowler two years ago. As for the victor? He saved par from the back bunker on the 18th hole for a 72. Read More »

Mourinho done with EPL games after latest defeat

Mourinho rejected the argument that United could lose momentum by fielding weakened teams in their last Premier League games. "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". Read More »

Spurs Leonard likely out for Game 2

We wish that he gets healthy. They came out and challenged us heavy, put a nice little run together. "It was kind of indicative of what kind of mistakes we might have made". Then, (the Pachulia-Leonard) play happened. "Just very painful because I tweaked it before", Leonard said of the injury. He called out Pachulia's history and thought there was intent behind the controversial play. Read More »

Jose Mourinho seriously short in presser after loss to Tottenham Hotspur


Mourinho admitted in his post-match interview on Sky Sports that he wished his side didn't have to play any more Premier League matches this season due to their European commitments. The closing stages of United's semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo , a 1-1 draw that sent the Red Devils through 2-1 on aggregate, saw both sides reduced to 10 men following a heated clash, with Bailly dismissed for raising his hand to John Guidetti and Facundo Roncaglia for retaliating. Read More »

How to watch Madrid Open online


When you play people that are so good it always makes you give 100 percent. Wasn't playing well. I won a couple rounds and lost to Rafa. "I played a lot better", said Nadal , who struggled in a three-set win over Fabio Fognini on Wednesday. Read More »

Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round


Then, on the final day of the season next Sunday, Real visit Malaga and Barcelona entertain Eibar. "He (Rodriguez) is with us, although today he has not trained because he received a heavy blow (to his foot)", Zidane said. That goal was his 18th of the season in Liga - the first Celta player to reach that amount since 1956. James Rodriguez played his last home match as a Real Madrid player last night. Read More »

Nadal dominates Djokovic in Madrid Open semifinal


Ninth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and will play the quarterfinal against either Nick Kyrgios of Australia or four-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal. "After that I went for it". Nadal , who ended a seven-match losing streak against World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in their semi-final on Saturday, was given a much sterner test by Thiem than in last month's final of the Barcelona Open. Read More »

Indians drop slumping Encarnacion from cleanup to 5th


Manager Terry Francona said after the game that Almonte is headed for the disabled list and Carrasco will undergo more tests on Tuesday morning. While Archer may not have the same luxury, he should go deep enough to where that won't impact the total too much. Read More »

MLB Recaps: Gurriel slam lifts surging Astros


Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer when Cleveland scored five times in the first off Chris Archer (3-2). Francisco Lindor added a solo homer in the eighth ( see full recap ). The Astros arrived at their hotel at 5 a.m. after a doubleheader in NY against the Yankees , and Dan Straily shut them out for five innings. Josh Reddick doubled in the sixth off Junichi Tazawa (1-1), and after a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases, Gurriel pulled a 94 miles per hour fastball over the fence ... Read More »