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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho more focused on silverware than top four

Speaking in 2013, Mourinho, who had just succeed Benitez as Blues boss, told the BBC: "I don't want to win the Europa League ". "I don't know the way the other clubs think, I don't know what is important for them", he said. "We were talking a lot and I think we believe when the new stadium opens the doors it will help the club achieve the last level", Pochettino added. Read More »

Basketball: Cavaliers crush Celtics in Game One of NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots against Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston . While it was "only" an 11-point game after that first quarter, it felt like Game 1 was already done. "They're the defending champs for a reason and we're going to have to play well". Read More »

Sharapova says she will 'rise up again' following French Open snub


Giudicelli was more terse when he said, "I know that there is strong expectation from the media and fans [to give Sharapova a wild card], but we are not doing a casting call". Certainly it is bold decision by the FFT, especially given that this year's tournament will also be missing three-time champion Serena Williams due to pregnancy, as well as Victoria Azarenka, who is still on maternity leave. Read More »

Sports With Littlefield: Celtics Win Top Draft Pick11:00


The Philadelphia 76ers, who used the top overall pick to land Ben Simmons past year, will select third. Things just continue to get tougher for Phil Jackson and the Knicks . T.J. Can Lonzo Ball play the game? Boston selects 1st, 37th, 53rd, and 56th overall. Fans may not like that. One area of need is in the paint. There is still a lot of time to evaluate prospects and wonder about who goes where, but the end result of Tuesday night is that we may be in for a wild summer of hype and ... Read More »

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield: Fernando Forestieri backed to make difference

And their striker Elias Kachunga says the Premier League is bigger than the Bundesliga as he looks to draw on his previous promotion experience to take them back there. "'I used it in my final meeting before we met Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday", Wagner revealed. Now one of the league's biggest clubs are aiming to return to where they believe they belong after a 17-year absence from the Premier League. Read More »

Warriors cruise past Kawhi-less Spurs


Where was the mental toughness? Perhaps more importantly, they held San Antonio to a 16-point first quarter. Everyone else, the Spurs coach had said, was in the other category. After sweeping Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio took a 2-0 lead over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals . The Golden State Warriors would love to remain undefeated in these playoffs before heading to Texas. Read More »

Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea

He said: "We started to do our work". The England defender added: "We've worked so hard all season to be in a position to get this trophy". "We had a bad season". Who has said that? Though huge interest has been reported in Conte ever since the Suning Group took over Inter Milan, speaking to the Mirror after the Blues' win on Friday, Conte confirmed he will stay in the English capital next season. Read More »

Antonio Conte wants to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham


Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham this summer, according to reports. Chelsea and Manchester City both being interested in Kyle Walker will be worth millions to Tottenham. The England global is now unsettled at the Londoner side, with his injuries and all sorts of issues losing him his place in the regular starting line-up for Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier, and moving to Chelsea or City could see the player double his current wages of £70,000-a-week. Read More »

Arsene Wenger wants to sign want-away Chelsea striker


However, Arsene Wenger poured cold water on any transfer rumours suggesting a summer attempt to purchase Pickford, despite his admiration of the goalkeeper's performance against his side in Tuesday night's 2-0 victory against Sunderland. "At Man City as well we were really unlucky with some decisions". 'I think in every team they always buy more players. "I didn't decide to play him until four in the afternoon today", Wenger said. Read More »

City dim Arsenal's Champions League Hopes

When the players resumed for the second half, the countdown was on for the introduction of Zabaleta. Iheanacho became more effective in his play, but perhaps more damagingly for his prospects this term under Guardiola, he was stripped of his other attacking qualities. Read More »

Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, out for Game 4

Alexander Ovechkin, despite 7 points in 9 games, is needed more. Remind me which team lost its best offensive player? "And we weren't able to kill a penalty". But here wasn't much more than that. Niskanen was nervous after being cast as the villain for knocking the Penguins captain out indefinitely with a concussion in what is the defining play of this Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Can the Rockets cover at home vs


Argentine stalwart Manu Ginobili said Friday's game would be the first playoff contest he has ever played without Parker on court. Fans shouldn't be surprised if Dejounte Murray, a rookie, sees a start as a back up point guard. Forward Ryan Anderson tallied 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in Game 2 and drained four 3-pointers in each of the first two games. "I just missed shots", Harden told reporters after Game 2 . Read More »

Golden State Warriors trounce San Antonio Spurs for 2-0 series lead

You can't sugarcoat it or say 'if we had just made a couple shots we'd have been right there. Leonard re-injured his left ankle in Sunday's 113-111 Game 1 loss after coming down on Zaza Pachulia's foot. Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Saturday in San Antonio. "I have no idea". I'm sitting here, I see this black Range Rover, I see all these cops surrounding him, I see him trying to inch forward. Read More »

Glenn Loovens: "Sheffield Wednesday are ready for the Premier League"

Carlos Carvalhal insists Sheffield Wednesday should make no apologies for their ultra-cautious play-off first-leg approach at Huddersfield . Wednesday took the sting out of this contest, meaning that it was not always pulsating for the illustrious Yorkshire-born fans on show, ranging from actor Sir Patrick Stewart to politician David Blunkett. Read More »

India Names 15-Member Squad for Champions Trophy

Shami and batsman Rohit Sharma are the only two changes from the team that played England in a three-match one-day series in India this year. "I told them India would be in danger of not playing any worldwide cricket for eight years". "Please convene a meeting of the selection committee for selecting the squad immediately". He also expressed his views on a player being picked in an ODI side based on IPL performances. Read More »

Mourinho: Man United have been phenomenal at times

Jose Mourinho has praised striker Marcus Rashford, describing the young striker's goal against Celta Vigo as the result of tireless work. "In the first half we were disadvantaged and in the second we were better". Bailly and Pogba have both been superb signings by Mourinho and the continued growth of Rashford is one of the most exciting things about this season, so to see them all recognised for their performances is well deserved. Read More »

Confident contract dispute will be sorted soon: Darren Lehmann


In March, CA made an offer, proposing that the average pay of Australia's worldwide women's players would rise from $A79,000 to $A179,000, while the average remuneration of state cricketers would more than double to $A52,000. Live global cricket has not been broadcast in this country since Channel 4 covered the bulk of England's famous 2005 Ashes victory - since when Sky has held all rights, including most recently in a £75million-a-year deal which is about to be superseded. Read More »

Resilient Ducks vow stronger start in Game 2 against Predators


The first goal of the playoffs for Lindholm came at the ideal time , getting the crowd back into a game that nearly got out of hand when the Predators were handed a 5-on-3 power play for over 90 seconds in the third frame. They were the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Andrew Cogliano and Nick Ritchie scored the goals to back a 23-save effort from John Gibson (7-3, 2.80 GAA, .908 SV%). Read More »

Chelsea's Premier League win record

Goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi restored and then extended Chelsea's lead, only for Watford to level through Daryl Janmaat and substitute Stefano Okaka. "I need to understand it a bit too". I had good answers from the game. "About John, first of all, I am looking forward to see him lift the trophy after the game against Sunderland on Sunday and I think all the players want to see this". Read More »

Backs catcher hospitalized after hit in face by 93 miles per hour fastball

OUCH! Chris Iannetta exits after getting hit in the face by the pitch! Iannetta remained facedown in the dirt for several minutes, and blood was dripping off his face as trainers attended to him. Goldschmidt suffered a broken wrist when he was struck by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri on August 1, 2014, and the D-Backs got McCutchen in the back in the ninth inning the next day, forcing him onto the disabled list. Read More »

NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead


They werent necessarily the wrong calls. It was a tough night for Gibson, who made several spectacular saves to keep the Ducks ahead through two periods. No, I'm not anxious about Johansen's feelings. One would expect a more aggressive Anaheim attack in Game 4, even with that contest in Nashville . Read More »

IL golfers advance to NCAA Championships


Auburn, Illinois and Purdue are the other teams to advance with UNLV and New Mexico to the final.The NCAA Men's Golf Championship will be in Sugar Grove, Illinois May 26-31. Lawrence, a sophomore from Richmond, Virginia, shot a 78 on Wednesday , following identical 71s on Monday and Tuesday . Doeden turned in a season scoring average of 71.79, fourth-best in program history. Read More »

Sharapova vows to 'rise up again' after French Open snub


Maria Sharapova's hopes of a dream return from doping exile to a third French Open crown were shattered on Tuesday when the Russian was surprisingly refused a wild card by organisers. The French Open starts in less than two weeks. There is no small sense of irony that her two losses so far this year have come to two of her fiercest critics on the tour, and perhaps the comparative safety of a tournament with just a 32 draw was a lull into a false sense of security. Read More »

James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1


In Game 4 of their 2015 first-round series, which was swept by Cleveland, Boston's Kelly Olynyk and Love got tangled up and Love was sidelined with a shoulder injury; Cavs forward J.R. "He knows that it's going to be tough", said Ken, who was the head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Toronto and the Canadian junior men's national team. Read More »