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Young pretenders target the tennis old guard at French Open

There will be no gentle start for favourites at the French Open this weekend, with nine-time victor Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course. Last year's champion Garbine Muguruza faces a tricky first round against 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone . Thiem, Zverev and David Goffin have all flashed good form of late, opening the door for more upsets. Read More »

George Groves wins vacant WBA super-middleweight crown


For Groves, 29, this doesn't erase past losses to Carl Froch (twice) and Badou Jack, but does mean that he will go down in history as a world champion, calling it the culmination of his life's work, and saying that he's ready to face anyone at 168 pounds. Read More »

Sergio aces famed No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass


Round 2 tees off at 7:10 a.m. Hughes told members of the media after his round that he was pleased with his performance, especially going bogey-free on a course that will test all of a golfer's skills. Making his first start since claiming a maiden major title at Augusta National, Garcia had been four over par for his first six holes at Sawgrass after four-putting the fifth, the same hole he six-putted in the third round past year. Read More »

Chelsea cancel London victory parade in wake of Manchester attack


Arsenal are favourites to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final as they will be motivated to end their season on a high after failing to qualify for the Champions League, the Premier League champions' manager Antonio Conte said. "It was very hard to think about celebrating winning the league after the Arsenal defeat", he added. For that reason, I was lucky to have a group of players who put themselves in Chelsea and my ideas of football, and we put ourselves in a position where we could ... Read More »

Luis Enrique leaves with feeling of mission accomplished


The trophy marked a ninth for Luis Enrique since he took charge of Barca in 2014. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique stressed he would never stop defending his players in his final pre-match media conference in the role. The 47-year-old's reign has often seen him clash with members of the media and while he acknowledges he does not feel as natural speaking to the press as other top managers, there will be no adjustment of his style at his next club. Read More »

Europa League, Ajax vs Manchester United


We did not create many chances during the game. Mourinho, 54, said he was looking forward to taking a break from football , but he will not be able to keep his mind off United matters for long. Mourinho selected Sergio Romero for the Europa League final ahead of De Gea. He added: "It was a really good victory, victory of pragmatism, victory of humble people, who respect opponents, try to explore opponents' weaknesses". Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators force game seven against Penguins

The plan is pretty simple for Ottawa . There is only one Senator, and one Senator alone, who can say he's picked up a point in a seventh game: Bobby Ryan . Still, the Predators' legs will be as fresh as they can be, which is a rare luxury for games played into June. Final score? A come-from-behind 2-1 victory for Ottawa over the defending Stanley Cup champions. Read More »

S. Korea responds to reported vessel hijacking off Somalia


Saturday (Seoul time). In this March 3, 2009 file photo, South Korean navy sailors salute in front of the destroyer "Great King Munmu", which will be sent to pirate-infested Somali water, during a launching ceremony to dispatch South Korean troops to Somali waters at a port in Busan, South Korea. Read More »

Antonio Conte preparing busy transfer window to enhance Chelsea "numbers and quality"


Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa's George Ramsey as the FA Cup's greatest manager. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger :"It will not be my last match because whatever happens I will stay in football ". I love to win and I love to do well for my club. Read More »

Love says it's amusing to consider Cavaliers underdogs


The Warriors appeared to be in the position to win back-to-back championships as they were on the verge of holding a 3-1 lead over the Cavaliers . "The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing", Lue said . Read More »

Cavaliers-Warriors III has the makings of an all-time classic

The fan repeated the line about just 11 points.The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers , and they did it without Isaiah Thomas .Injured Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was in attendance Thursday night and gathered with his teammates in a huddle before they took the court for pregame warmups.Since the was played in Cleveland , Cavs fans were understandably shocked and a little upset."You let a team grab ... Read More »

Kerber out to find elusive love for French Open clay

PARIS Roland Garros opened its gates for the main tournament of the French Open amid tight security on a searing hot Sunday. Apart from those three final appearances she also reached the finals of the Brisbane Open, Wimbledon , the Olympics, Cincinnati and the WTA finals, but she has been nowhere near her best at all this year. Read More »

Jose Mourinho tells Ed Woodward to complete deal for Michael Keane

Sir Alex Ferguson said that he was proud of United's performance after they beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in Stockholm to win the Europa League trophy. "I think it would be special". "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice". Man United finished the Premier League campaign in sixth, they drew far too many games, while they ended the year 24 points behind leaders Chelsea . Read More »

John Terry hints at retirement after Chelsea's final game of the season

Conte celebrates with Cesc Fabregas after he scored the decisive goal at the Bridge. "Otherwise he stays here". John helped me a lot in my first season, on and off the pitch, and always sends the right message to the players. Kurt Zouma's header from a corner somewhat fortuitously fell to his defensive partner and Terry was alert to poke the ball past Gomes from close range. Read More »

Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning has died

Senator, Jim Bunning", the Phillies said in a statement. Bunning, a staunch conservative from northern Kentucky, was elected six times to the US House starting in 1986 before winning the first of two terms for the US Senate in 1998. Read More »

Koscielny to miss FA Cup final after seeing red against Everton


It will not be my last match no matter what happens because I will stay in football". "Would it be a nice farewell?" "We just want everybody to play 100 percent in last game as is the tradition in England". "It would be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months". Wenger said he was unconcerned by Adams's criticism, especially since the former defender's coaching tenure at Granada, where he oversaw six losses in six games, has ended in relegation from La Liga in Spain. Read More »

Pep Guardiola Makes Interesting Statement On His First Season At Manchester City

I feel it's the right time for me to go on but believe me, I love this club so much. "At the clubs I worked at before, I would not be here now, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season". "It is the moment for me to say thank you to everyone". They do not give you a second chance. We'll see what happens next season. After the game, Zabaleta received quite a lovely send off from the Citizens. Read More »

Emirates FA Cup: Arsenal rule on Wenger's future next week

The Frenchman's contract at the club expires this summer and an agreement is yet to be reached over a new deal amid calls by a section of the support for him to leave. Mertesacker hasn't played 90 mins all season and was absolutely magnificent. "The first goal , the player had his hands attached to the ball with two hands", complained Chelsea manager Conte. Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs: Josi's late goal gives Predators 2-1 series lead


James Neal scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators kicked off their first appearance in the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Conspicuous by his absence in that group is captain Mike Fisher, who has yet to register a point in the playoffs through 11 games. Johansen, who had two assists in Game 1, had a goal and an assist in Game 2. Read More »

Arsenal, Chelsea square off in FA Cup final


Tony Adams, Wenger's captain in his first five years at the London club, wrote in his autobiography that he saw Wenger angrily throw his runners-up medal from the 2001 FA Cup final in a bin. Speaking to BBC Sport, Wenger said: "I have always been very clear. He put it on a plate for me to score the victor". Fair play to him, he changed the system. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas fires shot at Arsenal after Chelsea's FA Cup defeat

A flawless way to say goodbye? "There is disappointment for the final result, but it can happen and there was a lot of pressure", he said. Fair play to him, he changed the system. "They showed strength and unity", Wenger said, "and we played spectacular football again". Every single player performed at 120, 130 per cent in every single game. Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan's record as Cavaliers make NBA finals

The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship. In the National Hockey League, the Pittsburgh Penguins bested the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take the series. Read More »

Hip surgery not top option: Thomas

The Celtics are hoping the experience of being in the East finals this year will help them moving forward. The subsequent experience, watching Cleveland continue on its way to a blowout win that night, watching Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland on TV, and then Thursday's final loss to the Cavs in the locker room, may have been as excruciating as the injury itself. Read More »