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'Sacha' Zverev masters Djokovic in final

So he's gonna be there. "We'll see what (the) future brings", Djokovic told reporters Sunday, via ESPN . The 20-year-old stunned world number two Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to become the youngest victor of a Masters 1000 tournament since the Serb himself in Miami in 2007. Read More »

NBA to have first 'threematch' finals

So it's Cavaliers-Warriors, exactly as expected. The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference finals in Game 2. Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena (Friday in Manila). Read More »

Nashville used to opening the show on the road

Kunitz did what he could-the one-timer from Sidney Crosby didn't quite settle before he let fly-but at a clinic, they'd tell you to keep your slapper from putting the puck end over end like that. After being a healthy scratch for a couple of games, Sheary was trusted in Game 7 and he did not disappoint. "And I think that gives us a little bit more motivation just knowing what's at hand and what can be accomplished". Read More »

Europa win gave Manchester 'lift' - Sir Alex


But he may want go play more, even if that means going elsewhere, or it's possible he wants a change of scenery. We had a bit more possession after 15, 20 minutes or so.SunSport showed pictures of Mourinho asleep on an early train from London to Manchester following their 2-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace. Read More »

Manchester United claim Europa League via Jose Mourinho's 'preferred way'

But I didn't need to attack at 2-0. Rio Ferdinand believes that Sergio Romero deserves a lot of credit for his role in helping Manchester United to win the Europa League trophy. It was not like United totally outplayed us and created chance after chance. But after lifting the Europa League - a competition he has said in the past he did not want to win - he branded the achievement the most important of his 17-year managerial career. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade after #ManchesterBlast


Chelsea have cancelled Sunday's planned victory parade following security advice in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. "I am more focused now than ever. He will be among the substitutes for Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley , where the newly-crowned champions will be looking to complete the Double. Read More »

Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1 to Lift FA Cup


Wenger himself gave the indication about the impending decision in an interview with BBC at the end of the Emirates FA Cup final , which his team won for a record 13th time , seven of them since he joined the club in 1996. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". They are now ahesd Manchester United for most titles with 12. "Next season for sure we must pay great attention to understand that we have to improve", he said. Read More »

Eden Hazard drops fresh hint about his future at Chelsea

Speaking to Sky Sports before the FA Cup final, Hazard said: "Even for the next season, I think Saturday is a good opportunity to put pressure on them and to all the opponents also". "Er, no. They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally", Hazard said, as per the Telegraph , when asked whether Arsenal tried to sign him before Chelsea . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 35 points and surpassed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to win their third consecutive Eastern Conference title. Read More »

List of Arsenal's seven FA Cup wins under manager Arsene Wenger


Chelsea improved after the break but had to play the final quarter of the match with 10 men after Victor Moses received his second yellow card following a blatant dive in the area. Blues skipper Gary Cahill cleared off the line to deny Mesut Ozil, and Courtois saved from Danny Welbeck , who also headed against the post. The absences of the suspended Laurent Koscielny , the injured Gabriel and the concussed Shkodran Mustafi brought club captain Per Mertesacker into Arsenal's back ... Read More »

Europa League final: What Ibrahimovic told ball boys

Just as his father Patrick did in the 1995 Champions League final, Justin started on the bench against Manchester United last night. Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 with goals from both halves from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan . Read More »

Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup


Aaron Ramsey was the match-winner, just like in the 2014 final, restoring Arsenal's lead in the 79th minute shortly after Diego Costa leveled for 10-man Chelsea at Wembley Stadium . The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game. Read More »

This Man United star is underrated

That injury kept him on the sidelines in Stockholm on Wednesday night as goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured the win and an all-important spot in next season's Champions League . "If you are dominant in the air you go long". I think I understand what's right and what's needed for the club, and I respect that. United and Manchester City have pledged to donate £1 million to support the victims and their families and Ferguson hailed the strength of the city's people, ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho paved the way for £200m worth of Manchester United signings


Paul Pogba opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a deflected shot and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a second immediately after half-time as United ran out efficient, if not overwhelming, winners in the Stockholm showpiece. Valverde worked with Herrera for a season at Athletic Club, prior to his purchase by United, and has asked sporting director Robert Fernandez for the midfielder as he looks to refresh the Camp Nou club's squad this summer. Read More »

Eoin Morgan confident Ben Stokes' injury scare not too serious

Morgan announced himself by lofting Phehlukwayo for six over long-off and received good support from Stokes, with whom he added 68 in 11 overs before Stokes - who later experienced discomfort in his knee - picked out deep mid-wicket. Moeen Ali thanks a last-minute tutorial with coach Paul Farbrace for helping him get back on track as a one-day global batsman against South Africa . Read More »

Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 seasons


The Gunners were eliminated from the Champions League for the seventh consecutive season in the last 16. (AFP/Getty Images) Arsenal have ended their season on a high. "We tried to play but they were better, created more chances and they deserved it". Referee Anthony Taylor consulted his assistant referee before concluding, correctly, that Ramsey had not been interfering with play, but replays showed Sanchez had handled the ball as he charged down Kante's clearance. Read More »

Sanchez & Ramsey Lead Arsenal To FA Cup Glory

Diego Costa pulled Chelsea level but just three minutes later, Aaron Ramsey struck the winning goal to end Arsenal's season on a high after their fifth-place finish in the Premier League . Wenger's future, which has been up in the air for months, will be settled at a board meeting on Tuesday, but the 67-year-old said he could not say for certain whether or not the club's decision-makers will back him. Read More »

Lebron James surpasses Jordan

He scored just three points in the second half with none coming in the final 16:31 of the contest. But for the third year in a row, the Cavs enter the NBA Finals as the underdog. He was just 21 in his first playoff game, but was well-prepared at that point to lead his teams on lengthy runs, whereas Jordan didn't get his Bulls out of the first round until he was 25. Read More »

Matt Asiata gives Lions much-needed insurance at running back


Signing former Minnesota running back Matt Asiata to a one-year deal gives the Lions some more experience in a room where everyone except for Theo Riddick is still on rookie contracts. Zenner averaged 3.8 yards per carry last season, gaining 334 yards on 88 carries and four touchdowns. He should be nothing more than a short-yardage back. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey header hands Gunners FA Cup glory


It is not an enviable distinction, but the Chelsea wing-back can have no complaints over referee Anthony Taylor's decision to issue a second yellow card on 68 minutes after he threw himself to the ground in the penalty area after an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain challenge. Read More »

Cavaliers crushes Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

They also have to work on their interior defense. James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. 1 seed in the East. The Cavaliers, of course, came back from a three-games-to-one deficit to defeat the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals , which caused Draymond Green to say he wanted to "destroy" the Cavaliers if they were to meet in the Finals back in ... Read More »

Warriors: Kerr's status for NBA Finals unclear

General manager Bob Myers said Wednesday, adding, "At this point, he's not able to coach", via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News . From casual fan to National Basketball Association lifer, there's been a consistent complaint: after a regular season that seemed transcendent in terms of overall league talent, compelling team style of play, and individual statistical excellence, these playoffs were just incredibly boring. Read More »

Moses sent off following dive in FA Cup final

Costa then equalised for Chelsea with 14 minutes to go, seemingly putting the Premier League champions into the driving seat, but Ramsey popped up shortly after to deflate their counterparts and Arsenal held on to lift the trophy. With Juventus such a dominant force in Italian football, the media in the country called Conte's cup failures "The curse of the Coppa Italia". It was all Arsenal in the first half but a number of goal-line clearances from the Chelsea defence kept the ... Read More »