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Jose set to lose De Gea


Jan Oblak is keen on joining Manchester United after the Red Devils initiated talks over a potential £40m move from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the Daily Star . "And now with the confidence that Jose gives me, the confidence the players give me and the confidence I have, this is very important and I will try and do my best for for the team". Read More »

Alexis Sanchez brace keeps alive Arsenal's top-four fight


The final Champions League spot will be decided on Sunday, with Arsenal hoping Liverpool drop points at relegated Middlesbrough while they have a tough game against 7th-placed Everton . "I felt he had something left still", said Wenger , who only made a decision to start Sanchez at 4pm on the day of the game . They will be back in the Champions League next season and Wenger believes they face a battle to defend the trophy. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas: Being counted out 'nothing new' for Celtics


Kevin Love scored 18 points on 5-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc during the third frame. In the final five minutes of the period, Boston went on a 15-4 run but were still down big, 92-75. "We missed some makeable opportunities". After 10 days off, I didn't feel that great, but I know I'll feel a lot better going into Game 2. Other Things to NoteCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacting during the game. Read More »

Arsenal go fifth, hunt Top Four

Yet Sanchez became an increasingly pivotal figure after the break and opened the scoring with a fine piece of individual skill before playing a role in the second goal , crossing for Aaron Ramsey , who looped it up for Giroud to head in. "We were focused and I felt that when we suffered, we stuck together", Arsenal manager Wenger told the BBC. "We will see how Chelsea respond next season", Wenger said. Read More »

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness


After three consecutive days of 90-plus-degree heat, the forecast calls for a high of 68 and cloudy skies Saturday when the race goes off about 6:48 p.m. They also have a cheat sheet with a rundown of all the Preakness starters as well as a look at payouts for bets on the Preakness Stakes since 1990 . Read More »

Mourinho says Pogba will face Crystal Palace


Mourinho confirmed pre-match that Daley Blind will start the final - a game which can provide a route into next season's Champions League - with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones battling it out to partner the Dutchman. I hope he goes soft on us". Romero's form as back-up for De Gea this season has been very impressive, giving Mourinho plenty to ponder ahead of an offseason when Real Madrid could come back in for De Gea following interest in the goalkeeper in previous transfer windows. Read More »

Mariota and his O-line go big at Predators game

Subban from Montreal for Shea Weber last June. Nashville took a 1-0 lead at 4:18 in the first period when Viktor Arvidsson sprung Ryan Johansen on a breakaway. Quite possibly. The matchup of both Kesler and Johansen will certainly draw the attention of the officials as this series continues. Nashville's chance to make it 11 comes in Game 4 on Thursday (7 p.m., NBC Sports Network). Read More »

Mourinho vows to keep Madrid target De Gea at Manchester United


When asked when De Gea would next play for United, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I think the first match in pre-season against Los Angeles". "We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well", Mourinho said after visiting goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved a barrage of hard shots, including Manolo Gabbiadini's fifth-minute penalty. Read More »

IPL10 preview: RPS, KXIP will put up last effort for play-offs

Stokes flew back to the United Kingdom after the final league game of the Indian Premier League season, in order to prepare for an ODI series against South Africa and then the ICC Champions Trophy. Two-time Indian Premier League champions (2013 and 2015) and table-toppers, Mumbai Indians have tasted defeat only on four occasions this season. Read More »

Misbah ul Haq's achievements in his cricket career


On a day when the match came alive, Pakistan declared at 174 for eight wickets in their second innings, setting West Indies a victory target of 304 runs at Windsor Park in Roseau on the island of Dominica. I tried my level best with this team. "People say to me, you should've done more captaincy", he said. It was a fitting end to Misbah's 75-Test career along with Younis Khan who also bid farewell to Test cricket with 118 worldwide caps. Read More »

Romero at the ready in Man United stalemate


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he wants to keep Real Madrid target David De Gea and insists he expects the Spaniard to link-up with his team-mates for pre-season. The Argentina global, deputising for the rested David de Gea, also produced a string of saves early in the second half at St Mary's to keep Claude Puel's Southampton at bay. Read More »

What the No. 2 pick means for Lakers


Boston won by beating out the Los Angeles Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. On Tuesday, the Celtics got the No. 1 pick in the draft at the draft lottery, via a pick swap with the Brooklyn Nets . 1 pick. "It felt like winning Game Seven last night". "It's a good time to be a Celtics fan". Markelle Fultz will nearly surely be the first player taken in the draft. Read More »

Cavaliers sweep Raptors, make National Basketball Association playoff history

It might be a little easier to swallow having shown some fight in the latter two games, but no matter how it went down, or who was primarily responsible for it, a four game sweep is a tough series to end on. As the entire National Basketball Association world knows, that picture changed drastically on the heels of the Draymond Green suspension and the Cavs rose from the grave to rattle off three straight wins in the now legendary comeback victory. Read More »

Reggie Miller: Lonzo Ball to have 'huge bullseye' on his back


Denver has a pick in the top 13 for the fourth consecutive season. Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson , president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers , center, and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid , right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Spurs fan suing Warriors, Zaza Pachulia over Kawhi Leonard injury

With the long-range three-point shot an important part of today's National Basketball Association, more defenders, says coach David Thorpe, are trying to disrupt and distract. "We're down 2-0 and this game is critical for us". His players know exactly what they're going to get from him. Aldridge averaged 30 points in San Antonio's two road victories in the series against the Rockets. Read More »

NASCAR fans destroy Kyle Busch for competing in Truck Series race

One of these times, these accidents aren't going to be good for me. The race tied a track record with 15 cautions, and the last of them for a spin involving Jimmie Johnson bunched up the field with two laps to go. Past year I always thought we kind of got worse, if anything. We knocked a hole in the grill from a spring rubber or something. "Any of those restarts I could've got beat on", Truex said. Read More »

Lakers Land No. 2 Pick in 2017 Draft


The early indication is that Boston plans to keep the pick, likely eyeing Fultz as the first selection in the draft. Theoretically, the Celtics will have another great pick in next year's draft, as they'll once again get the Nets' first round pick. Read More »

Match Reports: Leicester City 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur


Ben Chilwell sparked hopes of a fightback by making it 2-1 after 59 minutes, but Kane snuffed out the Foxes' hopes with his second, before Son made it 4-1. "The players we want to keep will be here next season". "We have our (transfer) targets and we will see if we can achieve them", Pochettino said. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: Title very hard, but not out of reach

That's not the way that you need to think in that kind of context. "We don't have to forget what we've done until today", he said. "You need to do more , to push to your limit, and unfortunately we were not capable of doing that". Now, Spurs fans have come to the support of one of their former players, singing "There's only one Aaron Lennon" in the seventh minute. And Pochettino, who explained that his side will rest a bit before preparing for the game against Manchester United , ... Read More »