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Sir Alex Ferguson: Arsene Wenger is under "ridiculous" pressure at Arsenal


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said a decision on his future at the club will be made at a board meeting following their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea later this month. Wenger faces an uphill task to continue a proud record of finishing inside the Premier League top four in all of his full seasons at the helm. Arsenal have lowered their season-ticket prices for next season after the team's failure to qualify for the Champions League . Read More »

LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2

DJ LeMahieu bunted them over (an interesting decision but avoiding the double play) and it paid off when Rockies MVP Mark Reynolds drove in a pair after Arenado was intentionally walked. "I can tell you guys that I'm 100 percent compared to a year ago in my confidence". "None of the walks scored, (and) they have been killing me all year". Read More »

Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori scores ridiculous own goal v England U20s


England face hosts South Korea in their final group game on Friday. Despite the result, Paul Simpson's England side remain top of their group with four points. The Chelsea centre-back managed to beat Dean Henderson from near the half-way line after launching a backpass towards his goalkeeper. Although most will tell you they follow football for the lovely side of the game, many of us are also in it to watch a good own goal or two. Read More »

Warriors are heavy favorites over Spurs in Western Conference finals


NOTES: Spurs F Kawhi Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State. That effort in a critical game stands to lengthens Popovich's rotation in the Western Conference Finals , and beyond if the Spurs advance, with Simmons particularly proving himself to be a viable fill-in for Leonard defensively. Read More »

Short-handed Celtics stun Cavs in Game 3

My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game, building that lead. "It wasn't worth four". He knows that. We know that. "As good as they are and they are tremendous, that might have been the best game I've ever seen a team play against us", he said. Read More »

Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway , a 1.5-mile trioval in Concord . Sure, it was only an exhibition, but Busch was as ecstatic in Victory Lane as he has been for any other Cup series victory. Chase Elliott was seventh, having qualified for an All-Star spot after winning the online fan vote, while Penske's Keleslowski and Joey Logano were next up. Read More »

Triple Crown likely to have three different winners this year


Being knocked off stride, having mud kicked in his face and taking a wide run compromised Classic Empire's chances, but he still finished fourth. For Brown, Cloud Computing's victory was a rebuttal to those who believed that as accomplished as he was as a trainer of turf horses , he still had not figured out how to win where America's most prestigious races are run: on the dirt. Read More »

Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Passes Away


Hayden was training on the Rimini coast following a motorcycle race at nearby Imola. Judicial authorities have opened an investigation into the incident and questioned the 30-year-old driver of the Peugeot. Hayden was 13th in this season's Superbike standings, riding for the Red Bull Honda team. After switching to the World Superbike championship a year ago, Hayden finished fifth in the 2016 standings. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Will the Warriors cover and sweep the Spurs? 5/22/17

San Antonio announced David Lee (left knee) was out in addition to Leonard and Tony Parker , which left plenty of burden on LaMarcus Aldridge's shoulders. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he would not rush Ginobili into making a decision. But many of those who thought Pachulia injured Leonard on goal were really convinced that Pachulia injured Leonard on objective. Read More »

Celtics Visit Cavaliers Tuesday Down 2-1

Don't be fooled. Las Vegas bookmakers looked at that monumental upset, shrugged, re-evaluated and then promptly knocked the Cavs down to a 15-point favorite ahead of Thursday night's Game 4. Jordan ended the night with 29 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and zero blocks. "'He kept feeding them and tried to let the game come to him, and he got out of rhythm a little bit, ' [coach Tyronn] Lue told ESPN". Read More »

Warriors' Zaza Pachulia (heel) out; Andre Iguodala will play in Game 4

Golden State needed to pull out all the stops to keep their ideal playoffs record in tact on Saturday, as Kevin Durant steered them to a come-from-behind win over the Jazz in Game 3 . "Obviously, sometimes it doesn't happen like that, but we've answered a lot of challenges throughout the course of the playoffs and learned a lot of lessons, obviously through winning". Read More »

Where are the real Boston Celtics?

If the definition of a player's value is what would happen to a team if he were replaced with someone else, then let me tell be unequivocal: you could've replaced LeBron with at least a handful of players this year, certainly those three guys up for the award for which LeBron was supposedly snubbed, and the Cavs would have won at least 51 games, probably more. Read More »

Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

Since then, the Spurs have looked pretty helpless against the array of weapons the Warriors bring to the fore. "It's right up there", Thompson said of 12-0, "but it would be a lot bet to go 16-0". Despite the fact that the Warriors have cruised to their spot in the Finals, they are adamant that they can play better. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and five rebounds to lead the Spurs while Manu Ginobili added 21 points off the bench. Read More »

Double success for Antonio Conte at LMA awards


Conte beat the likes of Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, Sean Dyche of Burnley, Eddie Howe of Bournemouth, Paul Clement of Swansea and Tony Pulis of West Brom. After lifting the fifth Premier League trophy of his career, Terry struggled to contain his emotion as he addressed the club's supporters. Speaking to Sky Sports , Neville said: "You hope (Rooney doesn't leave) but the way the season's gone, particularly since Christmas, he's not been involved as much as he'd probably have liked". Read More »

Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs

Cleveland leads the series 2-1. He only had three shot attempts in the fourth quarter and missed them all. He had one Sunday night, a dud that opened the door for the Boston Celtics to score the most improbable victory of the playoffs to this point. Read More »

Gary Neville sends message to Arsenal supporters about Arsene Wenger

The Liverpool manager isn't taking the Champions League play-off match for granted though, but he hopes his side will be bolstered by some new signings in the summer. Barnes urged Liverpool fans to back Klopp's ruling as the squad is finessed. "It's exciting times for the football club and that is something I wanted to be part of when I came here". Read More »

Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback


The two-time Wimbledon champion has been sidelined since suffering tendon and nerve damage in her hand in the attack in the Czech Republic in December. But Kvitova returned to training early in May and she was included on the entry list for the French Open. Given the physicality required to play on clay, and the stress of a grand slam, it would still be a surprise if she does take her place in the draw at Roland Garros . Read More »

Guardiola's wife and daughters caught in Manchester terror

The family of the Manchester City manager escaped from the atrocity unhurt, according to reports in Spain. City's official Twitter account wrote: "It's with great sadness we hear of the bad events at the Arena". Can't believe what happened last night. "Doctors, counsellors and bereavement officers are on hand at the Etihad, while food and pharmaceutical supplies have been provided by local businesses", reports the Daily Mail . Read More »

What time, channel is Celtics vs. Wizards Game 6


Two minutes later, the Celtics went up 5-4 and that was as close as the Wizards would get in Game 5. "We had no answers for those guys", Washington coach Scott Brooks said. Bradley Beal led the Wiz with 27 points, John Wall added 20p-16a, while both Marcin Gortat (16p-13r) and Otto Porter (16p-11r) finished with double doubles. Read More »

Celtics complete comeback to stun Cavs at buzzer


The Cavs allowed the Celtics to find a rhythm offensively without one of the best offensive players in the league, and tonight, they paid the price. The Warriors are 11-0 this postseason. Isaiah Thomas' departure was not missed with players like Bradley (20 points), Al Horford (16 points) and Kelly Olynyk (15 points) all impressing. Read More »

Spurs Fan Suing Zaza Pachulia, Warriors Over Injury To Kawhi Leonard

ET Saturday night versus the Warriors. "It's getting better", Leonard said of his ankle . "I've been at practice, just watching and things". A lot of treatment. That's just part of the game, it's been happening forever since I've been in the League. "I'm not anxious about that". Key reserve and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodalas status was unclear after he missed Game 2 with soreness in his left knee. Read More »

Chelsea's Conte named Manager of the Year - LMA

Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season. Antonio Conte and N'Golo Kante earned similar honours two months ago at the London Football Awards. I have to say thanks for their commitment, their attitude and passion, and their will to do something great this season. Read More »

Young gun Zverev schools Djokovic in Rome triumph

Men's Singles Final - Novak Djokovic of Serbia v Alexander Zverev of Germany - Rome , Italy- 21/5/17- Alexander Zverev of Germany embraces Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the end of the match . As such, one more break of Djokovic at 1-1 in the second proved to be enough to send Zverev across the finish line. "But today was one of these days where I really felt the ball great on the racquet, and a lot of risky shots went in". Read More »