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Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week

If you spend the money, have your own squad of players and have full control of all footballing activities - and that full control could be on the wane for the manager - Wenger has an obligation to deliver, and not just in the FA Cup . Reports suggest the 67-year-old is leaning towards staying, but he refused to disclose any information about his future and said the situation would be resolved at a board meeting on Tuesday. Read More »

Errol Spence Is The Real Deal, Takes Down Kell Brook

Britain's former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook he told Sky Sports . Brook said: "I'm devastated but I'm also happy because I'm hearing the fans had a great night and I'm walking out, looking up and thinking will this ever be done again?" Spence (21-0, 18 KO) will attempt to do what no other 147-pounder has been able to do in defeating Brook (36-1, 25 KO). Read More »

Looking forward to seeing John Terry lift trophy: Antonio Conte

Conte's efforts to emulate those achievements are off to the best possible start, although Mourinho will be gunning for him next season as he endeavours to push his Manchester United side back into the title picture. A 16th could follow with the FA Cup final with Arsenal on the horizon and while Bournemouth are understood to be interested in taking him next season Terry hasn't ruled out walking away from the game altogether at the end of the season. Read More »

Warriors Beat Spurs to Reach NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of one of the most dominant postseason runs in all of sports, having swept the first three rounds in the Western Conference playoffs to advance to their third consecutive Finals appearance. Curry finished with 36 points on 14-of-24 shooting. "I don't think he needs that". "Our goal is to keep on winning and we need to be better if we want to achieve this feat", He said. Read More »

Conte defends Moses, says he was tired

But let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future. "There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be exhausted". It's one of the proudest moments of the season for me. Having seen so many of his teammates perform so well, the Gunner couldn't resist trolling the journalists who were foolish enough to commit their FA Cup final predictions to paper. Read More »

Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

They've averaged 113.8 points and shot 48 percent from the field on the road, combining regular season and playoffs, both of which rank best in the National Basketball Association. This year, he dominated them again scoring almost 30 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 42 percent from the three-point line and dishing out 6.5 assistants in a four game sweep. Read More »

Irving, James fire Cavs past Celtics

Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. In a wide-ranging interview with USA Today, Durant expressed that he is "at peace" with his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after they lost to the Warriors in last season's Western Conference finals . Read More »

Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

In the victory, Mattek-Sands won 52 percent of her first serve points and 60 percent of her second serve points . She may be the US Open champion but the crown of being the world's best player is not sitting well with her. Kuznetsova, the 2009 French Open victor, will face the victor of the first-round match between Italy's Camila Giorgi and home favourite Oceane Dodin. Read More »

Monaco's Bernardo Silva agrees to join Man City

Silva's arrival comes as manager Pep Guardiola overhauls a squad which finished a disappointing third in the Premier League in his first season in charge. The England worldwide has spent the season on loan at the Serie A side Torino and plays the final game of his spell on Sunday, against Sassuolo, before joining up with the England squad at the end of next week for the games with Scotland and France. Read More »

Cavs book finals rematch with Warriors

The Kawhi Leonard injury in the opening game ruined the Spurs chances and vilified Zaza Pachulia. The win means James is going to his seventh straight finals and will rematch with the team his Cavs beat to win the National Basketball Association championship a year ago. Read More »

Bad start but Conte livid with referee

However, while Chelsea were firm favourites on the day, the Gunners started superbly, with Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey dominating in midfield. 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 »

Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

Kerr credited Brown with doing a "great job" in his absence. "It is awkward. It is weird, but we're doing OK". So where does facing this Warriors team rank among the obstacles James has faced in his 14-year career? Steve Kerr , who is still experiencing complications from back surgery two years ago, hasn't been on the Warriors' sideline for more than a month. Read More »

Boston Red Sox: David Price looks sharp in season debut

But Price wasn't expected to be in tip-top form, and he did a decent job overall. "He's about one thing, and that's about winning", Farrell said. White Sox: RHP James Shields (right lat strain) threw 45 pitches over three innings in a simulated game. Read More »

Florida State Defeats North Carolina for ACC Championship

And Drew Mendoza's homer in the seventh inning pulled the Seminoles to within one. Sophomore Cal Raleigh also contributed significantly, going 2-for-5 with with a RBI . In the eighth inning, however, the Seminoles exploded. The title - complete with wins over top five ranked UNC and Louisville, just days after sweeping to games from the Cardinals - all but guarantees the Seminoles will go from traveling for the tournament to at least hosting a regional next weekend in Tallahassee. Read More »

English Football League promotion play-off final report Huddersfield vs Reading

The game finished 0-0 after extra time and Christopher Schindler struck the winning penalty for Huddersfield after Reading failed to convert their last two spot-kicks. "Next step is to take a shower, then we drive back to Huddersfield ". There were a few bright periods for Reading , especially as Huddersfield began to tire in a muggy, hot, Wembley but again, it was scraps rather than any genuine sustained spell of dominance that had you thinking a goal was just around the corner. Read More »

Promotion would rival Manchester United achievements for Jaap Stam


Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading in the Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley on Monday. "But from hero to zero in football is sometimes only a week, and they had the opportunity to become legends". Both teams have had memorable campaigns but Reading's has ended in heartache, whereas Huddersfield can look forward to life in the Premier League after ... Read More »

Hamilton 'happy' to salvage seventh in Monaco


Cape Town - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff does not believe that Ferrari pre-planned to swap Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel at the Monaco Grand Prix . "I was devastated [after qualifying] but we still came away with some points", he said. "I think it's dependent on what kind of race you have", he said when questioned on his heavy breathing. Read More »

LeBron James 'feels good' about his Cavs chances to beat the Warriors

After the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated the Boston Celtics in five games last Thursday night to advance to the NBA Finals , the players found themselves with six days off before they play next. I don't feel like we're underdogs. Thomas said he's willing to negotiate a contract extension with the Celtics later and allow them to beef up the team by getting the needed addition, via Draft or the free-agent market. Read More »

Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI


Last week Cowboy David Irvine was suspended by the National Football League for four games regarding the use of a prohibited substance. He has eight career interceptions and was expected to be a starter this season for the Cowboys after signing a three-year, $10 million contract. Read More »

Mike Trout has torn ligament in left thumb, surgery an option


As much as eight weeks. The Angels , whom had low expectations coming into the season, have been carried by Trout to a game below.500 - which is above expectations. Trout will be out a minimum of two weeks, the Angels said, but it could be longer if he has surgery to fix the damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. Read More »

Real Madrid pounce on former Juventus target


A statement from UEFA, the European governing body, said: "UEFA's priority for the UEFA Champions League final , as with all its matches, is to ensure that it is a safe and secure event for all stakeholders, from the participating teams to the supporters". Read More »

Kvitova makes winning return to tennis


Petra Kvitova made an emotional and convincing return to competition, showing no ill effects from the stabbing injury to her hand, with a 6-3 6-2 French Open first-round victory against American Julia Boserup on Sunday. After racing into a 5-1 lead, courtesy of a double break, Makarova closed out the opening set in 33 minutes. "I think it doesn't really matter how I played", but I won, Kvitova said. Read More »