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Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck


Arsenal , meanwhile, are playing to save their season after falling out of the top four for the first time in 21 years. "It feels good", Zouma told the Chelsea Podcast at the club's FA Cup final media day . Laurent Koscielny is banned following his dismissal in last Sunday's 3-1 win over Everton and Gabriel has been ruled out with knee ligament damage sustained in the same game. Read More »

'We played for the people who died' - Pogba


The victory made them the fifth team to take home titles in all three of Europe's top club competitions, the Champions League , Europa League and the now-defunct Cup Winners' Cup. It was not like United totally outplayed us and created chance after chance. David Beckham, the English midfielder who brought increased visibility to American soccer and won two Major League Soccer titles while playing for the Galaxy from 2007 to 2012, is among 12 first-time candidates on the 33-player ballot ... Read More »

Kyle Busch Wins All-Star Race

Monster Energy will host four Bellator MMA fights at its midway footprint on Saturday prior to the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway . "Davey asked me 10 times from the vehicle to the infield care center what happened", McReynolds recalled. Read More »

Lakers Rumors: Three routes the Lakers can take with the second pick

The Lakers have the second overall pick in next month's National Basketball Association draft and LaVar Ball says no other teams need to even bother asking for a workout. Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks, as well as the rights to swap in 2017. The Lakers played Russell at both point guard and shooting guard this past season, but aren't convinced that he's part of the future with the team. Read More »

Celtics' Brown questionable with hip injury


This deep three at the end of the third quarter was Curry-esque and the ideal cap to his one-man band performance that led the Cavaliers to their Game 4 victory that put them firmly back in control of the Eastern Conference Finals . It is not often that one can make a case that Game 5 is a must win for both teams, but here we are. It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong. Read More »

Holder Real to face Juventus in Champions League final


Regardless of the loss, Atletico manager Diego Simeone was justifiably proud of his side given their defiant performance, and former Champions League victor Ferdinand admitted that their display - along wioth Real's emphatic first-leg victory - showed just how far ahead of the Premier League's best that Spain's elite were. Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

But a glance at PopcornMachine.Net's GameFlow is like watching a risky stock you gambled on tank in the second half . While no one really believed he could follow up the 27 point performance he had in Game 3, surely people thought he would contribute more than eight points in the contest. Read More »

James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness


James, arguably the premier player in the game, leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but United States loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. "It seems like you only ask questions when we lose", James said. The last three win the Cavs and the previous four with the Miami Heat. Through Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals , the talented swingman is averaging 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. Read More »

Players deserve Cup win, says Wenger

But knowing the player, knowing his character and commitment to the club - which I don't question at all - he will do absolutely everything to be fit for Saturday. But I have done this for 15 years so I expect myself to be absolutely ready no matter what comes. "It just shows you how unpredictable football can be because we played at home against Everton , your mind is on attacking and, on the day, we lost two centre-backs [Gabriel and Koscielny]". Read More »

Game 35: Derek Jeter Day

Prior to tonight's game against the Houston Astros , the Yankees retired Jeter's jersey, joining the likes of Lou Gehrig , Mickey Mantle , and Babe Ruth . But more importantly for embracing me since Day 1. "I didn't get my job done, so they have all the right to boo me", Tanaka said through a translator. Read More »

Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

For the sake of the Cavaliers , we hope to see the dominant James, because the James we've seen since game three will not cut it against a stacked Warriors team, which is resting and waiting for them. With his esteemed teammate in foul trouble during the first half , Irving had to step up in game four and James said it came as no surprise. The Cavaliers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Read More »

Man City beats Leicester 2-1 after bizarre penalty incident

City's lack of a killer edge, which Guardiola constantly bemoans, could have been punished when Albrighton almost equalised in the second half from a Jamie Vardy pass. Craig Shakespeare's side looked set to equalise when Gael Clichy tripped Mahrez in the area and referee Robert Madley had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. Read More »

Top players struggle to sustain momentum during The Players Championship opening round

Garcia celebrates his hole in one. "There's no answer, honestly; you just kind of see the shot and hit the shot and see the putt and hit the putt". "First of all, I really like it", Phil Mickelson , who shot 70, said of the remodel. The Players Stadium Course must be some kind of easy, eh? "I was a little rusty out there", McIlroy said. It was gusting quite a bit so it was hard to pick the clubs but I managed to play very nicely, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens for the ... Read More »

Sebastian Vettel is the fastest in free practice

Button appeared to have made his final F1 start in Abu Dhabi last November after stepping back from his McLaren race seat for 2017, only to be drafted in for the Monaco Grand Prix following Fernando Alonso's decision to enter the 101st Indianapolis 500 . Read More »

United's Europa league win gave Manchester a lift, says Ferguson

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were enough to see the Red Devils lift the trophy for the first time in their history. Where United should be, given its history, prestige, and wealth. United's players were clearly moved by the events and flew to Sweden vowing to deliver a display in their biggest match of the season that would serve as a tribute to the victims and their families. Read More »

Kane Williamson vows Black Caps won't play conservative cricket in Champions Trophy


The intent of being mentally and physically fresh was very important. "I think one of the two best balanced sides I would say in the world at the moment". "I generally expect placid wickets, and that's the way you prepare for a limited-overs competition". This time, it's not just because Twenty20 cricket generally is forgettable, but also because we need to switch modes and start obsessing about Team India and their Champions Trophy defence starting 1 June in England instead. Read More »

Warriors GM: No timetable for Coach Steve Kerr's return

Bortz examined the strengths and weaknesses of each team, how to defend Stephen Curry and LeBron James , what difference it would make if Steve Kerr returned to the Warriors' bench, which team shoots better from the arc and what "Mario Kart" has to do with it all. Read More »

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. "It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs". LeBron James lead the way, finishing with 35 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists as he also passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the postseason. Read More »

Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart defines true grit in Game 3 upset victory

Then there's James. He's never missed a playoff game, and even though he has the sixth-most regular-season minutes of all time among players at the same point in their careers (within their first 14 years in the league), the most severe injuries he's incurred are a sore back and knee and some untimely cramps. Read More »

Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election


But a French official is quoting Trump as telling the election's victor, centrist President Emmanuel Macron , that he favored him all along. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that Trump intends to hear feedback from his foreign counterparts during his time overseas before making a decision. Read More »

Ricciardo improves his pace in second Monaco practice session


It's just with the tires, I don't know why the tires weren't working. There were also some signs of life from Red Bull . Vettel and Hamilton have won two races each from the five Global Positioning System contested so far in the season, with Vettel six points ahead of Hamilton in the standings. Read More »

LeBron Praises Celtics And Brad Stevens After Game 4

Boston, missing the injured Isaiah Thomas , had four players in double figures, with Avery Bradley scoring a leading 19 points. Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a right hip pointer, the team announced Wednesday. Read More »

Should Arsenal try for the Europa League or play with reserves?

Mane was, unequivocally, the Reds' standout star in 2016/17, and supporters can hope for much more to come. Klopp relied on a relatively small squad during the 2016/17 season, but will need to add quality and quantity if the club are to compete in Europe and improve on their fourth place finish. Read More »