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Don't blame me for Arsenal missing top 4 spot-Wenger

Providing they win a Champions League qualifier at the start of next season, they will take their place in Europe's elite competition for only the second time in seven seasons, having missed out on Europe altogether this season. "It's quite easy to say "get rid of him", but who do you get?" Terry, who may earn a last run-out for the club he joined as a 14-year-old schoolboy at the FA Cup final at Wembley next Saturday, merited a supplement in the match programme handed out for free at ... Read More »

Predators looking to clinch series on home ice Monday

Pekka Rinne . He had the net locked down all night despite the aforementioned fluky play. Amid the Western Conference final turning into a series of attrition, the Nashville Predators can advance to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night in Game 6. Read More »

National Hockey League roundup: Senators force Game 7

Not even a pulled goaltender in the dying moments could get this one back. The Senators charged ahead, 2-1, ahead on a rocket of a shot from Mike Hoffman at 1:34, his blast from the top of the left circle going ping-ping-ping before going in. Read More »

NASCAR fantasy picks for Kansas: Three to watch

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He's had plenty of other close calls at Kansas, always leading laps but never finding his way to victory lane. Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick. Once the red flag was finally lifted and cars began rolling off, Clint Bowyer told his team over the radio he was concerned about the heat building up in his own brakes. Read More »

I'm not selling Arsenal stake, says Stan Kroenke

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Indeed, Sportsmail understands that Wenger - who is nearly certain to stay despite the club's disappointing league campaign - is ready to use the Europa League to give his fringe and young players regular game time next season. Wenger defended Kroenke after the game, saying: "I respect Stan Kroenke a lot". Reports claim the American has knocked back Usmanov's initial offer and has no intention of selling up . Read More »

Manchester police say they have made three more arrests in concert bombing

On Thursday, the police arrested two more persons and were searching a new site in Manchester which is suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert . Ramadan Abedi, who was detained by a Tripoli counter-terrorism force during the interview, said his son Salman had told his family that he was heading on pilgrimage to Mecca. Read More »

Murray slump is a mystery, says Becker

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There is some real logic, why Nadal will start the 2017 French Open as favourite. For good measure, he also won Madrid for a fifth time, ending a seven-match losing streak, stretching back over two years, against Djokovic in the process. Read More »

Hamilton: I 'used everything' in Vettel battle

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Sebastian Vettel snatched the lead of the race from polesitter Lewis Hamilton off the line, as the Spanish Grand Prix got underway. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso . Meanwhile, Bottas was forced to retire due to vehicle trouble. "This one I was on a knife edge the whole way, flat chat, first trying to catch him... Read More »

Lonzo Ball: Lonzo Ball won't work out for Celtics?

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The 6-foot-5 guard showed vast signs of improvement on the floor during his second year and he should be considered to remain a part of the Lakers future plans. Lonzo Ball will work out for the Lakers. But will he work out for the Celtics, who have the #1 pick? Source close to the UCLA freshman says he's undecided. Read More »

United's Pogba helps ease burden of world record price tag

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United beat Ajax 2-0 at Stockholm , nearly 48 hours after a bomb attack killed 22 and injured others after a music concert at Manchester Arena. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba , who scored in United's 2-0 win over Ajax, told BT Sport after the match (h/t the Guardian's Jacob Steinberg ): "We played for the country". Read More »

Button feeling 'surreal' ahead of Monaco F1 return

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Button saw that as a positive sign that the vehicle could be competitive in Monaco with new updates coming. "I'm looking forward to stepping back behind the wheel for one of the most insane, unpredictable and exciting races of the year". Read More »

'We'd exchange cup for victims' lives' - Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho's men doubled their lead shortly after half-time when Henrikh Mkhiytaryan acrobatically flicked the ball home from close range following a 48th minute corner. His response to Bosz's "boring" comment was this. "If Juventus win the Champions League, I am very happy, very happy", he told Sky Italia . "You have to play". Read More »

Lucky Man Utd just waited and kicked it long - Ajax captain

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There was a familiar curl to Mourinho's lip in the post-match press conference as well as he hailed a "victory of pragmatism" and hit out at the "poets" who vaunt style over substance. The Portuguese said his first year at Old Trafford has been his "most hard season as a manager", and there have been times when the Red Devils have been a tough watch. Read More »

Man City manager Pep Guardiola's family unharmed in attack

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Toure says he can play on for two or three more seasons and insists he is capable of doing a job for Guardiola's side. "I want to believe that I can convince him, but today I am in the market and there will be offers in the summer". The manager has a chance to develop his squad even further, and I do expect City to be much more successful next season. We've worked so hard on pulling it all together to celebrate five years since that epic late title-winning goal by Sergio Aguero ... Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

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Eventually nothing is next because you're retired, but we all had those same mindsets and that's why I think we had success. First up, however, is the Derek Jeter jersey retirement ceremony. We went out there day in and day out trying to win, trying to do anything to help the team and more importantly trying to keep our jobs.”. Girardi said. Read More »

Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

This performance by Kyrie was not a surprise to those who have continually watched him over the years. "He was born for these moments". Freezing Boston defenders with his dribble and driving to the basket whenever he wanted, Irving made six layups, two 3-pointers and a free throw in a dizzying span of 4:48. Read More »

Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City: Tigers relegated after thrashing

Hull joins Sunderland and Middlesbrough in dropping into the second-tier League Championship, with the relegation places resolved ahead of the final week of the season. "We started to lose in pre-season when we were making our preparations". It's easy (to see) what the club needs to do differently. "The chairman tried to change the situation during the January market but it is better to do this during pre-season, to prepare better for the season". Read More »

Nadal continues fine form with Madrid Open title

The "king of clay" is unbeaten on his favourite surface this year, and took his record to 15-0, as he added to the titles he has recently collected in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Romania's Simona Halep successfully defended her Madrid Open title in the Women's Tennis Association Premier Mandatory event. “It was a good fight out there. Read More »

Juan Mata 'proud' to win Europa League for people of Manchester

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Prior to this victory they had won the European Cup on three occasions, in 1968, 1999 and 2008, and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991. Afterwards, goal-scorer Paul Pogba said: "We played for the people who died". "Ed Woodward (United executive vice-chairman) has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months", Mourinho said. While the win wasn't pretty - very rarely does a Mourinho team play attractive football when there is so much at stake - it was never in doubt, ... Read More »

Jaylen Brown, Other Celtics Battling Injuries Before Game 5 Vs. Cavs

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The ankle wasn't swollen after the game, but Irving expected he would be sore after his adrenaline wore off. Unfortunately for the Celtics , James and Kyrie Irving took turns doing star things throughout the second half; they broke through Boston's 10-point halftime advantage quickly and never stopped. Read More »

Celtics celebrated Game 3 win by Facetiming with Isaiah Thomas

The Cavs remain massive favorites to win the Eastern Conference Finals , with a staggering -10000 money line. It's not enough, for him, for what he does, for what he brings. "I don't want to act like we've figured anything out". "If he decides he's going to play again that's up to him", said Popovich. That he also is one of the best talkers in pro sports is a bonus for those charged with covering him and the Cavs. Read More »

Man Utd fans celebrate triumph after tragedy

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Mourinho generally hits his stride in his second seasons at clubs and he will set his sights no lower in 2017-18 than winning a fourth Premier League title and third Champions League trophy. "We had to come here we had to play a very important game for us and I think we did the best we could". Jose Mourinho believes he still has another 15 years ahead of him as a manager, despite claiming that he still feels like a "nobody" at Manchester United . Read More »

Everton boss Ronald Koeman chasing productive players as he plots transfer business

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Following his club's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the season, Everton manager Ronald Koeman described his side's performances this season as positive and highlighted that the club will be aiming to build on it next season. He told the club website: "Everyone knows we would like to do some good [transfer] business". Koeman has spoken to the Goodison Park board to discuss Barkley's situation, but the issue appears far from being resolved. Read More »

My shares in Arsenal not for sale - Kroenke

Despite seeing his side miss out on the top four in the Premier League , Kroenke has refused to sell his 67% stake in the Gunners. Sky sources reported that the offer was expected to be turned down by Kroenke, and the 69-year-old tycoon confirmed on Monday he is not interested in selling any of his shares. Read More »