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Per Mertesacker to make most of unexpected FA Cup final chance

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Arsene Wenger insists winning the FA Cup on Saturday would be a triumph for Arsenal's late-season resurgence and not the ideal end to his time at the club. Mustafi is reportedly suffering with concussion and the fact he has not yet trained, will be a particular worry for Wenger and supporters. The Blues have a fully fit squad to face Arsenal on Saturday as Antonio Conte looks to win the double in his first season in England. Read More »

Replay: Driver's view of massive Indy 500 crash

I didn't know if I can be as quick as anyone in an Indy auto. Alonso announced last month he would take a break from a subpar F1 season and skip the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the Indy 500 for Andretti Autosport . With five laps to go, Sato passed Castroneves for the lead, and did not relinquish it. He will go there with his reputation enhanced and, one imagines, a deepened determination to return and get the job done another time . Read More »

Match Reports: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid

The result means that Zinedine Zidane's side now need just a point away to Malaga next Sunday in the last game of the season in order to assure this season's league title. The Portuguese captain scored his 367th league goal to take him past former England global Jimmy Greaves. Speaking on BeIn Sports after the final whistle at Balaidos , the Portugal star said nothing had been won yet, but that he and his team were confident they could finish the job. Read More »

Boston Celtics Take Down Cavaliers In Game 3 And Shock The World

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Cleveland still has control in these conference finals and is 13-2 in its last 15 playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena. The Boston Celtics won game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals without their star Isaiah Thomas . "Some of the plays that we made, some of the plays that I made, I was like, 'What are we doing?' or 'What could I have done better?' But you figure out the next game and go forward". Read More »

Indy 500: Alexander Rossi becoming familiar name after 2016 Indy win

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Fernando Alonso's excitement about his rookie Indy 500 appearance has endeared him to North American racing fans, according to circuit chairman Doug Boles. "I hope to prove that I can win with speed and show that it's more than luck and strategy", said Rossi. But for the third time in those four years, a driver once projected as IndyCar's next big thing has only the Indy 500 slated for his schedule. Read More »

Hamilton was too devastated to get out of vehicle

The safety auto was deployed, and when Wehrlein's vehicle was rolled back on to its four wheels by the marshals, the 22-year-old mercifully emerged without any obvious injury. "So, we are going to prepare for the race as usual". "It's disappointing for me, because obviously it's not so easy for me to back him up, and score those points for the team, and I feel that for the team". Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs: Predators edge ahead of Ducks

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The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators meet in game six of the National Hockey League western conference finals Monday at the Bridgestone Arena . Regardless, Carlyle is confident his team can bring the series back to Anaheim for Game 7 Wednesday night, and why not? Watson's empty-net goal at 19:12 of the third period completed the scoring. Read More »

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

After the Cleveland Cavaliers star sunk a three-point basket with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, James stuck one finger in the air as he ran down the court, knowing he just made history. In August, James called Jordan "this ghost I'm chasing" for greatest-ever status. "He couldn't be the assist man like LeBron James can". "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated - that's all". Read More »

Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups

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Fortunately team captain Erik Karlsson , one of the best hockey players on the planet, is just 26 years old. We can hardly wait for next season. It's something that obviously not a lot of teams can do and it takes a lot of effort, it takes a few bounces, it takes a lot of grind day in and day out. Read More »

Messi Stars As Barca Win Third Straight Copa Del Rey

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Luis Enrique said he was also lucky to have had the chance to coach a player like Lionel Messi . "I'm leaving when I think it's the best time to do it". "The door is always open for him to return when he wants". Enrique's side almost grabbed a fourth early in the second half when Messi's searching cross found Alcacer, but his effort was well saved by Fernando Pacecho. Read More »

Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2

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With two outs in the fourth, Springer launched a 447-foot blast to left-center field that scored Alex Bregman and extended the Houston lead to 4-1. Houston is 5-0 in McCullers Jr.'s last 5 home starts and 5-1 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 games against the AL East. Read More »

Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies

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. "As you can see in our play, especially in his play, he's been the driving force this whole, entire playoff run", Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said. Read More »

The "threematch": It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The barrage started early, with the Cavs building up a double-digit lead within the first 4:12 of play. They looked exhausted, confused, and unsure of themselves. Can James win his fourth ring? He was aggressive in attacking the basket, and also got a few shots to go down. "If he feels better and we have to make those decisions, we will, but right now we're not putting any deadlines on should he feel better what will we do", Myers said. Read More »

Mumbai Indians clinch thrilling IPL final against Supergiant

About defending low totals he added, "When you are defending such a low total, you need some fielding brilliances". It was about giving freedom to them because they´re the masters and they´ve done it before. Rising Pune Supergiants Steve Smith plays a shot during the IPL 10 Final match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday. Read More »

We are focusing on being ruthless, says Virat Kohli

The commentator persisted in playing the blame game and this time again Kohli had to put him down in a gentle way that is really not what Kohli is best known for. "The two warm-up games (vs New Zealand , vs Bangladesh ) will give me an indication on how well I go in the tournament", Ashwin said on the sidelines of the CEAT Tyres annual awards function. Read More »

Coquelin: Arsenal won FA Cup for Wenger - we want him to stay

The 28-year-old has had an impressive season for the Gunners - despite an unconvincing year for the team as whole. Wenger has been at the helm for six of those triumphs and one more would see the Frenchman on his own with seven wins, surpassing the six won by Aston Villa manager George Ramsay between 1887 and 1920. Read More »

Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United supporters about Antoine Griezmann

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Whether Fellaini has a future at United remains to be seen, given that the club are expected to be busy during the transfer window, but the Belgium worldwide remains hopeful of staying in Manchester and perhaps signing a new deal. "He has formed a close working relationship with United's vice chairman Ed Woodward ", claims the report amid talk Mourinho will have £200million spend this summer. Read More »

Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable

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It feels like a mystery". They rely on me to get it together and today somehow I wasn't able to. "I don't know why everyone thinks it will be different tomorrow than the last two years", he said. "We'll just have to figure out why I couldn't be up there with him". "Something we've been waiting for a long time has finally come to pass, a race which will be part of our history", Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne said. Read More »

Cris Carter Says Gay Slurs Pissed Off Odell Beckham

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Carter says they spoke about OBJ's rivalry with Josh Norman - and Cris said it was very clear "homophobic" slurs (along with other disrespectful comments) set him off that day. He wants to work out to get better. "So as far as OTAs, that's somebody else's responsibility". Myself, Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald have all done it. Read More »

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's play-off scoring record

This was highlighted by his 42-point performance in Game 4, a contest where LeBron had four fouls in the first half for the first time in his career. A walk down National Basketball Association finals memory lane reveals that the National Basketball Association finals has often seen the same teams duking it out for titles. Read More »

NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

It wasn't just James' 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting that killed Cleveland , although it was surprising, given the 68 points he'd scored in the first two games of this series. MARTIN: Last night, the Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics and will go on to face the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals. Read More »

Mike Brown still waiting on Tyronn Lue to pay up overdue bet

Yes, this was a tough way for it to end, as the Celtics got waxed at home by 33 points and were missing their best player, but simply getting to the Eastern Conference finals was a more than successful season in Boston . But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. "Honestly we didn't want IT to go down", Irving said. Waiting on young pieces like Marcus Smart, Brown and Markelle Fultz to mature while surrounding them with future assets may be a better ... Read More »

French Open roundup from day one's action

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Kerber lost in straight sets to Ekatarina Makarova in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) in the very first round. Ekaterina Makarova says that her win against Angelique Kerber was twice as good because she had never played on Philippe Chatrier Court before. Read More »

Best player vs. best team: Who will prevail in NBA Finals?

The Cleveland Cavaliers , however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals . We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston , a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader. Read More »