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Lyon ready to cash in on Lacazette


Lacazette has been the subject of transfer speculation for the past several seasons, and this summer the 25-year-old - a product of Lyon's academy - has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Arsenal amongst others. "Otherwise, it also depends on any other outgoing transfers". Aulas has backed Lyon boss Bruno Genesio, meanwhile, despite failure to secure Champions League qualification for next season. Read More »

GM finalists: Oilers' Chiarelli, Sens' Dorion, Preds' Poile


The NHL Awards Show takes place on June 21st. The Oilers finally put together a solid season after years of mediocrity, and both Chiarelli and head coach Todd McLellan are up for awards this offseason. Under Poile's leadership, the Predators have made the playoffs in 10 of the last 13 seasons and reached this conference final this year after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Read More »

Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7

Isaiah Thomas top scored with 29 points, adding 12 assists, while Kelly Olynyk registered a post-season best of 26. The Boston Celtics, getting a rare offensive explosion from Kelly Olynyk, advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-105 Game 7 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Read More »

MRI reveals no structural damage to Spurs' forward Kawhi Leonard's ankle

All I care is what happened. Of course, Pachulia would not want to hurt his own teammate - one of the best shooters on the squad, at that - so it appears he is exceedingly clumsy, bumbling and, at times, reckless. "Our best player is down", Danny Green said. It happened to me as well. It's happened to me as well, and once you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen. Read More »

Warriors rally to win opener after Spurs lose Leonard


And there went the Spurs' lead. The Spurs lost star forward Kawhi Leonard to a recurrence of his left ankle injury in the third quarter after having built a 25-point lead in the first half. "Zaza's not a dirty player", Durant said . So, get your poise back, wings run like insane. His three with 1:47 left tied the game at 106 apiece, and his floater with nine seconds to go capped off a 113-111 victory that now stands as the greatest halftime comeback win in Warriors playoff history. Read More »

Spurs coach Popovich rips Pachulia for injuring Leonard


Perhaps Popovich is forgetting about the eight years the Spurs benefited from lockdown defender Bruce Bowen, who was known for his dirty tactics, repeatedly kicking players and dipping his foot underneath players when they took jumpshots. Who gives a damn what his intent was? And the history there exacerbates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry. "You can look back at Dallas games where he got a flagrant 2 for elbowing [Spurs guard] Patty Mills". Read More »

Martin Truex Jr. pulls away to win after late restart at Kansas

You know for years and years even before I was with this team, for whatever reason we always ran good here and never could close the deal. In second place was Brad Keselowski , followed by Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch. Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick. "Every time I'm doing better, something stupid happens and I don't know what to say about it". Read More »

Replacing Pablo Zabaleta Will Be Difficult - Pep Guardiola


The midfielder was nearly certain to leave the Manchester club after he was frozen out of the first-team squad by Guardiola in the beginning of the campaign. "To be like Pablo, first you have to be that personality and you have to be a long time here". "We can not say the same thing now". I remember at that time Sir Alex Ferguson and the "noisy neighbours". Read More »

Shkodran Mustafi hopeful Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

That support always helps, we know that, and it's important for us to play well in order to deserve any plaudits we get - that is certainly our intention. With Leicester City's fairytale title win last season and Chelsea being on the brink of sealing the honour this year, Wenger feels that sides not involved in Europe have won the Premier league over the last two seasons. Read More »

Vettel wants to beat, not battle Mercedes

Hamilton said: "It's been a really good weekend and a great way to bounce back from Russian Federation". "It was the rawest fight I can remember". "It's been a long, long, long time so I used up a lot of energy and I'm looking forward to lying down after this". Read More »

Dodgers activate Rich Hill for first start in a month


Crawford appeared in trouble when third-base coach Phil Nevin waved him around third not realizing Seager had fielded the ball. Unaware that he easily could have thrown out Crawford at the plate, McCarthy unsuccessfully went after Nunez at second base. Read More »

French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government


Germany and France have traditionally been the motor of European integration, but the relationship has become increasingly lopsided over recent years as France struggled economically. If Macron's party doesn't win a majority of the 577 available seats in next month's legislative elections, Philippe's job could be in jeopardy. Cazeneuve, a Socialist, and Philippe, from the mainstream-right Republicans party, shook hands warmly. Read More »

Sing up, Chelsea... Captain Cahill, Batman and Dave won the Premier League


Chelsea's Premier League title win is their 14th major trophy under the ownership of Roman Abramovich, who bought the club in the summer of 2003 when they were on the brink of administration. "We work only nine months together and I think if you continue with these players you can improve a lot". In addition to the title, in other words, Conte and Chelsea also win the unofficial prize for transfer-market nous, given that all three signings were relatively cheap and has had a big season. Read More »

Ion Tiriac: WTA should apologize for criticizing Ilie Nastase


After finding a way past 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci in a third-set tiebreak in the second round and squeaking by 16th-seeded Samantha Stosur in her third match, the No. The final and deciding set Halep had regained composure and became classical with the routine strategies performed to stop Kristina's rhythm and aggressiveness. Read More »

Trump says search for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director is 'moving rapidly'


And they're not wasting time . Trump's letter directly to Comey was also released Tuesday afternoon. I don't think they changed the outcome, have no evidence of collusion. He was appointed by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2012 to investigate World Cup bidding contests, then resigned after he said the global soccer organization had mischaracterized a lengthy investigative report he had produced. Read More »

Conte wants Chelsea to reach 30 wins

Conte thinks Terry should stick by his decision to continue playing regularly elsewhere, which was his motivation for leaving. "No, he should absolutely not retire", Conte added. Manchester United were the last team to successfully defend the league title, winning three in a row from 2006, while Chelsea notched consecutive wins in 2004 and 2005. Read More »

Europa League: Manchester United to lose £21m if Ajax win final

United face Ajax in the Europa League final next week knowing a place in the lucrative Champions League is up for grabs for the winners. "I am happy, I am fine with what we had in terms of individual performances". So it's difficult, difficult, but we know what we are doing. I don't think the board feels like that. In addition, United would expect to make an additional £30m than they would by returning to the Europa League - revenue of £40m to £50m compared to £15m to £20m, chief ... Read More »

Reading beat Fulham to reach playoff final


Another Al Habsi save, this time to deny Chris Martin , ensured the miss did not prove too costly as Reading held on. Joey van den Berg, who was in for McShane, hoisted a long ball towards Kermorgant in the Fulham area. However, nothing separated the sides as they went into the dressing room with the game goalless on the night. There was a sense Fulham might come to regret their failure to add a more effective cutting edge to their neat approach play that was quickly reinforced at ... Read More »

Divock Origi says Middlesbrough crunch clash like cup final


But the Reds replied in emphatic style at the London Stadium , scoring four goals and securing three points that move them four points clear of Arsenal. "The boys did brilliantly, we scored the goals and could have scored more". But they couldn't score, then we controlled the game, then we scored the goal and we had another big chance with the header. Read More »

Courtois: People were laughing at Chelsea last season

It's not as if I like playing against Arsenal. ANTONIO CONTE has incredibly confirmed he is "100 per cent" set to stay on as Chelsea boss, despite talk of him heading back to Italy. Terry, who has made 715 Chelsea appearances, now has five Premier League titles and 15 major honours with the Blues. Here, PA Sport's Tom White reviews their dominant season in numbers. Read More »

Alonso hits the court after latest McLaren problem

The two-time world champion isn't competing in the race as a public relations stunt, but rather, he's trying to showcase his talents in a way he now can't in F1. Alonso finished 1.9 seconds slower than pole victor Lewis Hamilton, but he defied expectations by beating out all the other teams that can't compete with Hamilton's Mercedes and challengers Ferrari and Red Bull. Read More »

Mourinho: Some Man Utd players deserve to rest

Mourinho was in a defiant mood after the match, insisting that he has no option than to rest his best players in the Premier League due to their European commitments, and he went as far as to claim that the game against Spurs and this week's encounter with Southampton and Crystal Palace were "matches we don't want to play". Read More »