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Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1

I was playing well and pushed further until my wrist said "no". Novak Djokovic is the defending men's singles champion at the French Open , but nine-time victor Rafael Nadal will begin this year's event as the clear favourite. Fourth seed Nadal , who opens against unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire, has second seed Djokovic in his half. I need to accept that I'm struggling and then find a way to get through it. Read More »

LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

But now you've got rest, you're not playing back-to-backs, you get to focus on one team and lock in on them. Clearly the basketball gods have jokes this year. "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated", James said. We've played that way, and maybe people don't appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan recognized best player of Europa League final


The Europa League is Mourinho's third title since taking charge of United, having already claimed the FA Community Shield and the League Cup this season. "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice". "I've played for two Premier League clubs and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for", he said while revealing he has a number of options this summer. Read More »

Barcelona Transfer Rumors 2017: Barcelona Want Manchester United's Ander Herrera


Herrera, 27, has enjoyed his finest campaign in a United shirt and has established himself as Jose Mourinho's first-choice holding player in midfield. "It's just a football game, it's just a trophy, but if we can help or if we can support them with this just one per cent it's enough for us". He even revealed that he hoped he would one day sign for the club as far back as 2012 when he experienced the famous stadium as an away player for Bilbao. Read More »

LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List, Cavs Beat Celtics

Right from the start, things were clear. James promptly knocked down two more three-pointers before the end of the third period. For a long time , we haven't seen such a domination in the playoffs and yet in the conference finals. "This team is a insane team. Only because I feel we have some unfinished business from last season". "We still have to keep growing as a group and getting better". Read More »

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker could be forced to start FA Cup final


With a final decision on Wenger's future to be decided after the Wembley showdown, a defensive crisis is the last thing that the Arsenal boss needs. Wenger's preference remains to stay, but Standard Sport understands disagreements exist over a proposed restructuring of the club with chief executive Ivan Gazidis keen to appoint a director of football regardless of whether the Frenchman remains at the helm. Read More »

Ott goes from player to coach, joining Blues as assistant


It's fitting that Armstrong was the one to engineer this move, as he's been behind unorthodox coaching moves in the past. The St. Louis Blues saw antagonistic depth forward Steve Ott skate out for the team from 2013 to 2016, deploying him in a predominantly bottom six role after losing fellow center Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL as a result. Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals

The All-Star-laden Warriors became the first team in National Basketball Association history to enter the finals with a ideal 12-0 playoff record, with sweeps of the Portland Trail Blazers , Joe Ingles and Dante Exum's Utah Jazz and the Spurs . Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wins LMA's Manager of the Year award


The Premier League season ended this past weekend but those English teams who are still playing will be wearing black armbands this week. The Blues went on to win a second Premier League title in three seasons while Arsenal missed out on a top-four finish for the first time since 1996. Read More »

Willett hobbles out of Players Championship

McGirt, whose only PGA Tour victory was the Memorial last season, hasn't had many of those at the Stadium Course. "Obviously there's so much water here and there's no real easy recovery from the water". "I wouldn't have expected a round like that, but I knew my game was trending", said the 26-year-old from Ontario, like McGirt, a one-time PGA Tour victor. Read More »

National Football League clarifies legal touchdown celebrations: Snow angels are in, twerking is out


Now, the league is still frowning on what it calls "offensive demonstrations", prolonged celebrations that delay the game and celebrations directed at an opponent. Of course, the players who benefit are likely long shots to make the final 53 anyway, and spending an extra game with a team that has no intention of keeping them might prevent them from latching on with a team that they might be able to make as a depth or special teams player. Read More »

Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest


Brazilian government ministries have been evacuated amid massive protests in the country's capital, Brasilia . He said there have been clashes between police and demonstrators. "It's not right that public servants are paying this bill". Though the STF was going to debate whether to accept Temer's request to suspend the investigation, his lawyers said they want the inquiry to move forward to have Temer's name cleared from wrongdoing. Read More »

Djokovic drawn to face Nadal in French Open semis


As an added bonus to the favourable opening game, Murray will not face the likes of Djokovic or Nadal until the final . Thiem has already faced Nadal three times this year, losing finals in Barcelona and Madrid before beating the Spaniard in Rome 6-4, 6-3. Read More »

IPL 2017 final: MI eye record third title against RPS

KKR managed to post just 107 in 18.5 overs. Mumbai didn't get off to the best of starts in their pursuit of 108 as they lost the wickets of Lendl Simmons [3 off 6 balls], Parthiv Patel [14 off 9 balls] and Ambati Rayudu [6 off 11 balls], and found themselves 36-3 at the end of the Powerplay. Read More »

What Jose Mourinho told his four debutants before Crystal Palace win


United face a colossal game against Ajax in the Europa League final tomorrow when the reputation of both the club and Mourinho goes on the line. The 20 year-old revealed manager Jose Mourinho spoke with the youngsters before sending them out. After an awkward couple of seconds, Mourinho said "Good". Read More »

Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win


Obviously I'm happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that's the way it's been over the a year ago. Along with Juventus, Ajax , Bayern Munich and Chelsea , United have now won the Champions League/European Cup, the defunct Cup Winner's Cup and the UEFA Cup/Europa League. Read More »

Wenger: I've Turned Down All Clubs To Remain Here


Mustafi missed the Everton game with an illness and Wenger said "we still have some worries about" the Germany global. "We were remarkable with 10 men today". It will not be my last match anyway because I will stay in football . For the first time since 1997 Wenger's team have missed out on Europe's elite competition and the fans inside the stadium turned on Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder, chanting that they wanted him out of the club. Read More »

Conte eyes Chelsea extension to reward Abramovich faith


Chelsea undoubtedly start as favourites to lift the cup after finishing 18 points ahead of Arsenal . Both Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) and Wojciech Szczesny (on loan at AS Roma) were previously part of the Gunners' Cup success before moving on, and Wenger may be following a similar route with Ospina. Read More »

Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies


Colorado , which has the NL's best record, had won four straight. They knocked Hellickson out of the game after five rough innings, during which he allowed seven runs (all earned) on eight hits with four walks and just two strikeouts. MARINERS 4, NATIONALS 2: Nelson Cruz greeted reliever Jacob Turner with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Seattle won at Washington to stop a five-game losing streak. Read More »

Man City win takes them third, Arsenal keep top four hopes alive

I'm sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well. Fast forward to May though and he's been an important part of Guardiola's plans for the most part and it seems as though with his contract winding down this summer, he could be in line for a new one-year deal, as per The Mirror . Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals


While the Spurs tout an abundance of playoff success in comparison to the Clippers, they can't offer Paul, 32, the same type of money he would earn in Los Angeles. Paul has consistently demonstrated all three attributes, averaging 18.7 points and 9.9 assists per game on a 47 percent shooting in his career. "There's been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that's real", Lowe says. Read More »

Shkodran Mustafi doubtful for FA Cup final with suspected concussion

I am professional. I love this club enough to do my best every single day. "On top of that, [if] I have some benefit as well, it's OK, but that's not my main worry". I would just like to remind you that the end of his contract is 2018. His contract is up at the end of this season, meaning the board of directors must decide whether or not to extend him. Read More »

FA Cup final manager focus: Antonio Conte v Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger has one last opportunity to salvage something from this season for Arsenal , when the Gunners meet London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup 2017 final at Wembley on Saturday. Wenger said after the Everton game that Koscielny's red card "was harsh, but we have to accept the decision". The German was too ill to play on the final day against Everton , and remains so far under weather that he can't even train. Read More »

Si Woo Kim wins The Players Championship


Poulter said that even though Kim put together a solid round on Saturday at The Players Championship , to put himself in contention, he was even better on Sunday. He was the only player to seriously challenge Kim until he ran out of holes, and then it was a matter of finishing second. "They say you need experience to do well at the majors, but if I can study the course beforehand and prepare accordingly, I think it's possible (to capture a major)". Read More »