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Arsene Wenger on why Arsenal failed to catch Chelsea this season

Wenger was speaking after Alexis Sanchez's double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night at a half-empty Emirates Stadium . Arsenal's top-four bid would be over had Sanchez not grabbed a double in the last 18 minutes. We now have 72 and want to go to 75. But if the season ends on a high, either with that "fourth-place trophy" (sorry, couldn't resist) or the FA Cup (or both), then he might be more open to calling it a day. Read More »

Retiring Lahm ignoring Ancelotti´s ´every day´ pleas to stay on

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The former Germany worldwide, a World Cup victor in 2014, is retiring from the professional game following Bayern's final Bundesliga fixture of 2016-17 at home to Freiburg this weekend. "His decision to end his career deserves respect, even as I regret it as do many soccer fans, as I am convinced he has a lot of time to play with". Read More »

Blues vs. Predators 2017 live stream

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Roman Josi , another defeseman, also has 8 points. "It's nothing we can really think about now. Our fans are unbelievable". Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen watches as fans celebrate following the Predators' win over the St. But we feel it stinks. Yeo was upset about the call and said he didn't get an explanation. We worked really hard to put ourselves in a good position. Read More »

Wenger praises Sanchez; discusses Giroud, Welbeck dilemma

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Asked about Arsenal finding their form at the right time , the Germany global replied: "Well I wish we found that before. The whole team was dynamic, focused and showed a convincing desire to win the game ". After a quiet first half Sanchez, like Ozil, he stepped it up in the second. Ozil too came to the party with an incisive first-time pass to dissect the Saints backline and find Sanchez, who sat Maya Yoshida and Stephens down with a juddering turn before beating the onrushing Fraser ... Read More »

Preds Rally Past Ducks 2-1, Reclaim Series Lead

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Of course, Pekka Rinne reverted back to his old self and a few soft plays by the stingy Predators defense allowed the Ducks to climb back in the game. Anaheim center Ryan Kessler has the unenviable job of shutting down the opposing team's top line. As the Predators realized, the Ducks had more than one agitator capable of knocking opponents off their game. Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits 'lack of consistency' has cost Arsenal

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Jermain Defoe is their top scorer with 15 goals this season. However his form has not been restricted to the league, and in 12 FA Cup and Champions League games this campaign, he has provided eight assists and scored five goals. We had a hard period and recovered from it. We had a hard period and we recovered from it. "Our chances are just to win our games". I felt we had a hard week because we had to play Manchester United, go to Southampton and then Stoke, places where traditionally ... Read More »

Marco Silva and Claudio Ranieri among the favourites for Watford job

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Mazzarri will take control of his final match against City side with his team languishing in 16th in the Premier League, just six points above the relegation zone, following five successive defeats. Watford have reportedly added more names to their managerial shortlist as they look for a replacement for Walter Mazzarri . The Italian arrived at the Hornets last summer on a three-year deal but his first season in charge has not lived up to the expectations of the club with chairman Scott ... Read More »

Alexis Sanchez Like A Devil On The Pitch Says Arsene Wenger

The simple truth is that Wenger can only now reinvigorate most Arsenal fans by competing seriously to lift either the Premier League or Champions League. "So I don't know why suddenly it could become such a big problem", he said. Wenger's own position still remains a mystery as he has yet to announce if he will sign a new deal to remain at the club beyond the FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea on Saturday week. Read More »

It would happen overseas - Allardyce backs Mourinho´s Premier League gripe

Regardless of the result at the weekend, United will finish sixth while Palace can not be relegated. "He (Krueger) says just we make a review about the season and I think it is the same with all trainers", said Puel , after watching his team play out a goalless draw against Manchester United on Wednesday in their penultimate match of the season. Read More »

Chelsea lodge £55m bid for Italy midfielder

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Conte is gearing-up for a busy summer as he needs to further strengthen his squad to ensure it's capable of defending the Premier League title and compete in the Champions League next season. However, despite the Parisians slumping to second this season behind Monaco, Verratti is said to be happy at the club and willing to pen a new five year deal. Read More »

Savannah Marshall signs professional deal with Floyd Mayweather

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Marshall remains the only fighter to have defeated the otherwise all-conquering Shields, outpointing her en route to becoming the world amateur champion in 2012. The 25-year-old, who also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is the only woman to beat two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields. Marshall hopes to box in the U.S. Read More »

Orlando Magic interviewed De'Aaron Fox at the NBA Draft Combine

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De'Aaron Fox is reportedly one of the four players the Los Angeles Lakers are considering if they keep their top-three protected pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and it sounds like he'd end up in purple and gold if he had his way. "He's the consensus No. 1 pick, he could be the No. 1 pick", Fox said of Ball at the combine. "I have been watching it for many years". "We want to get the first pick. Read More »

Goal of Year victor Depay vows to shine

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And his appearance at the French Football Awards was typical of the exciting winger. As he stepped out of his vehicle, plenty of heads turned as the Lyon midfielder sported a rather bold choice of jacket. The 23-year-old former prodigy has seen a serious turn in his career since signing for Lyon, scoring a whopping five goals in just fifteen games. "I'd tried one like that a few years ago and it hit the bar". Read More »

A Dublin punter has just won big with this outrageous golf bet

There is still no repeat victor in the history of The Players Championship. But on the course, solid and stoic, he looked like belonged on a list of champions that includes 11 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame and global superstars such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Greg Norman. Read More »

Gaviria secures third Giro stage win, Dumoulin retains pink jersey

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Though the 22-year-old rider narrowly failed to reach the podium, it was his fifth top-eight finish on a spectacular debut at the Grand Tour race. "That's Andre Greipel because he's got many more wins in his career than me but right now, I'm the sprinter with the best form and the best legs thanks to the preparation". Read More »

Tottenham's White Hart Lane demolition picks up pace

United captain Wayne Rooney pulled one back but Tottenham held on to win before a ceremony, featuring past and current players, to bid farewell to the stadium. Our crowd have always been good - even in the Champions League when we played at Wembley the crowd were fantastic. "Today marks yet another historic milestone in our continued progress to deliver our world class new stadium", Levy told the club's official website . Read More »

Djokovic cruises into Rome quarters

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ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's preparations for the French Open continued apace as he swept past 13th-seeded Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Thursday to ease into the Italian Open quarterfinals and extend his winning streak to 17 matches . First round: Tommy Haas bty Ernesto Escobedo 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (1); Alexander Zverev bt Kevin Anderson 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Benoit Paire bt Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-4; Pablo Cuevas bt Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 7-6 (2); JDavid Ferrer bt Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Pablo Carreno Busta ... Read More »

Penguins even series with 1-0 win on Kessel's goal

In fact, this loss marked the fourth loss in their past six games, even though they took the seven-game series from the Capitals. On Saturday's victor, Ryan, who earlier had an assist, came out of a tangle along the right-wing boards after getting the puck from Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta for a short breakaway and roofed a shot past goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Read More »

Mariners RHP Weber leaves season debut with shoulder injury

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Louis organizations before signing with Toronto as a free agent this winter. "I didn't want it to rip completely". I don't know what happens. "I thought (Cleveland closer Cody Allen would) try to get ahead of me, looking for a heater and got one over the plate", Goins said. Read More »

Florida receiver Callaway cited for marijuana possession

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Another 5.4 grams were found in the auto, according to the report . Williams has a long criminal history with more than a dozen arrests in the state for complaints ranging from drugs and guns to battery and vehicle theft. With another game against MI looming as Florida's next, it will be curious to see whether that standard for punishment for a marijuana possession citation remains in effect. Read More »

McGrath hat-trick gets Dundalk back to winning ways

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McGrath broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute with a good finish and he doubled his tally with an even better strike 20 minutes later. Niclas Vemmelund made it 3-0 before McGrath put an end to Dundalk's run of two straight defeats with a stoppage time penalty. Read More »

We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four - Wenger

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But Wenger insisted there was nothing odd about the atmosphere. The battle for the two remaining top-four spots in the English Premier League will go down to the final day after Manchester City and Arsenal both clinched victories. Some would consider it a miracle if Arsenal manage to maintain their streak of always finishing in the top four under Wenger. But the Frenchman says Pickford, who has also been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United, would have too much competition ... Read More »

FIFA delegation impressed with Kochi as U-17 World Cup venue

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Kolkata: The city has once again lived up to its reputation of being the country's premier sports-loving city with the first bunch of tickets for the Federation Internationale de Football Association under-17 World Cup matches at Salt Lake Stadium getting "sold out" within 18 hours of being made available online.A limited number of venue packs - tickets for all matches at a particular venue - for all six cities went on sale at 7.11pm on Tuesday. Read More »

Manchester United goalie accepts he's benched for Europa League final

United are expected to earn something approaching $56m by being in the Champions League. He said: "We are Manchester United and we always want to win every game". "I hope to play Sergio in the final and hopefully we don't have problems with the keepers". [Daley] Blind will not play against Southampton, [Marouane] Fellaini will because he's not played the last three [league] matches [due to suspension]. Read More »