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FA Cup Final Preview: Arsenal v Chelsea


They finished 18 points clear of Arsenal and the Blues have been picked as favourites to win the game by a lot of people. "We lost three centre-backs in one week", the Frenchman added. "We don't feel any pressure". "I'm hearing that Per Mertersacker might go into the coaching staff, then I'd let David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud go to build up the transfer kitty". Read More »

Took risk of coming back to Chelsea, says Luiz

David Luiz has lifted the lid on his first conversation with Antonio Conte following his return to Chelsea last summer. The Brazilian worldwide has been one of the club's star performers this season as they returned to the top of English football by claiming the Premier League title. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Don't judge Man United season on Europa League final


Especially because he played two Europa League matches, so if we win, he wins the trophy. We know if we lose the final, we don't play Champions League . "I want to think about the final I have to win", Mourinho replied. United put in an underwhelming performance at White Hart Lane , but Mourinho was nonetheless pleased with what he saw. Read More »

Luiz - My decision paid off

Conte is also looking for a property so that his wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria are able to join him in London . The defender will be hoping to help Chelsea make it a domestic double this season when they take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Read More »

IPL Qualifier 1 2017

Two of those came against the team they would face on the home ground today. But, credit should go to the captains and the players for the way they have turned the tables in their favor. The batting will be completely dependent on Rahul Tripathi, Smith and Manoj Tiwari in the absence of Stokes . They are equally supported by Dhoni, Manoj Tiwari. Read More »

Luiz: My Chelsea gamble has paid off

After Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal , Conte will take a short break before returning to London for talks with Chelsea . The Guardian report that Chelsea are to offer a deal worth around £9.6m a year until 2021, which is two years beyond his current contract's expiry date. Read More »

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

He played baseball professionally from 1955 to 1971, mostly with Detroit and Philadelphia. During his major league career, Bunning posted a record of 224-184 that included two no-hitters; on July 20, 1958, for the Detroit Tigers and again - in what would also be a prefect game - on June 21, 1964 for the Philadelphia Phillies . Read More »

LSU beats Kentucky 10-0 at SEC Tournament

Friday's win was SC head coach Chad Holbrook's 200th career victory. Kentucky's Justin Lewis carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and allowed just one hit in 5 1/3 innings, but SC rallied against the Wildcats' bullpen. "That was an incredible game and an incredible win for our team". I got a start here last year, and it was a good bridge to this year. It's a relief for the Gamecocks, who had seen so many games slip away this season, to be playing in a big game - especially for ... Read More »

Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

The 32-year-old James, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games. The Celtics' coach called three after-timeout plays in the late moments of Sunday's game that resulted in seven crucial points. "It's carried me to this point now, and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not number one on my agenda". Read More »

Pro basketball: Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

And while those around the Celtics were saying these last few days that, hey, there are just three teams left playing and they're one of them, the C's are most definitely not one of the three best teams in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Beale to miss Premiership final


Baxter makes one change from the team that beat Saracens last weekend, with fit-again Olly Woodburn replacing James Short, but Wasps are without injured Australian star Kurtley Beale, so Willie le Roux moves to full-back and Josh Bassett features on the wing. Read More »

5 reasons why Manchester United will have the best transfer window


At a pub in the city's home, chants of "Manchester, Manchester, Manchester" rang out for the team and the wounded city. "As players, you have to have that responsibility every day and it's something my boys have to learn". I'm happy that I scored here today in the final because everyone was saying, "You're going to score in the final" and after the last game against Celta Vigo I was dreaming about scoring in the final and I did. Read More »

Rafa Nadal aiming for historic 10th title on the Paris clay

His archival, and the current champion in Paris , Novak Djokovic showed some signs of life in Rome, but that wasn't enough to beat the rising star Alexander Zverev , who defeated him in the finals . What adds to the 30-year-old's advantage is he's already entered double digits at two tournaments this year - the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona . Read More »

Corbyn to cheer on Arsenal at FA Cup final

The match is set for 12:30 PM ET so don't miss a single second of this epic finale. "We're waiting for the end of the season", he told Het Nieuwsblad . Wenger is likely to use 21-year-old Rob Holding , who has made a good impression in his first season since signing from Bolton last year. If he bring home the cup and put Arsenal's name in the history books again, it might save his job. Read More »

Mumbai Indians wins the IPL 2017 Finals in a thriller

Given the scenario and given the moment - these two pacers stood up to the occasion helping their side defend a low total of 129. There was assistance from the pitch too so it was a matter of exploiting the conditions. From leading with the bat to being brilliant on the field, most of the teams rode on some dazzling captaincy and Mumbai's surprising victory from the jaws of defeat once again showed how much of a difference a captain can make. Read More »

Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb


Soccer fans arriving for the FA Cup final on Saturday are being met by armed police on the streets outside Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing. "It's absolutely unbelievable and unpredictable, and we have been hit hard in a position where we will need to be strong on Saturday", Wenger said. Read More »

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal drawn to face each other in semis

The world number one was also diagnosed with shingles in February before sustaining an elbow injury in March that ruled him out of the Miami Open and Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final loss to France . In the women's draw, top seed Angelique Kerber starts her French Open campaign against Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. The World No.1 goes into the French Open with just five wins under his belt since February. Read More »

James passes Jordan record

Here's LeBron's eight Finals teams, and how they rank against each other. The greater the odds, the better we seem to play together. For the third straight home game in the Eastern Conference finals, the Boston Celtics got off to a slow start against Cleveland and it cost them their season. Read More »

Morgan century propels England to 339-6 against South Africa

That is a worry for England given there are just eight days until the Champions Trophy starts. Morgan, whose 107 laid the platform for England's win over the Proteas , the world's top-ranked ODI side, said Stokes had been given the all clear to bowl by medical staff but that he saw no point in recalling him to the attack with the home team on the brink of a commanding win under the Headingley floodlights. Read More »

But could be last as Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger is facing a defensive crisis at Arsenal ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. Why [should it]? I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday. "The team has given so much and they really want to win something this season", he said . "I haven't played this year but I have been used to doing this for 15 years so I expect myself to be absolutely ready no matter what comes", the Arsenal captain said. Read More »