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Up: Fabregas' Chelsea hint, Wenger is staying, Man City eye £35m keeper


Indeed, the west London side conceded in the fourth minute after Alexis Sanchez's close-range finish before Aaron Ramsey restored Arsenal's lead minutes after Diego Costa's equaliser at the home of English football. "They have always been good on the ball with Ozil and Sanchez but off the ball, they looked like they have spent all week in training working out how they are going to press Chelsea ", Lampard said. Read More »

Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory


While most backed Chelsea to win the final, not everyone did . Quizzed if he had prepared a presentation for the meeting, Wenger was quoted by espnfc saying: "The best presentation is to watch the game". We go home with a bad taste because of what has happened but for sure we would rather win the Premier League than the FA Cup . However, Wenger's current contract expires shortly and some Arsenal fans have voiced their desire for him to leave, citing a disappointing Premier League ... Read More »

Shot-shy Penguins survive rally to claim Stanley Cup opener

The model gives Pittsburgh a big boost from its 17 more regular season points, and its solid advantage in high danger scoring chance differential (+112 versus +36 for Nashville), but that's offset a little by Nashville's one more point over the last 25 games of the regular season and the Predators' slightly better penalty kill (80.8% vs. Read More »

LeBron James won't say Warriors are best team he's faced

We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? I think the team is like 108 and 2. James knows he will have his hands full when the series opens on Thursday in Oakland but said he likes his team's chances of pulling off what Las Vegas would consider an upset. Read More »

Kerber first French Open top seed to lose in opening round

American Serena Williams , ranked No. 2, is sitting out the rest of the season due to her pregnancy. It is the fifth successive year that McHale has gone out in the first round at Roland Garros. The 29-year-old, who was a two-time grand slam champion in 2016, winning the Australian and US Open titles, said after the defeat to Makarova: " On clay I'm really not feeling so good , especially on my movement, because I can not slide so good". Read More »

2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins return from knife attack


Commenting on her thoughts before the match, Kvitova added: 'Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be, and I couldn't really imagine how that's going to be. "This match [is] special to me". Bowing out at the hands of 40th-ranked Russian Ekaterina Makarova , the German became the first top seeded woman to lose in the opening round of the French Open since the sport turned professional in 1968. Read More »

Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

However, world number one Kerber was desperately disappointing in a 6-2 6-2 loss to Ekaterina Makarova , which leaves the German's position at the top of the rankings increasingly vulnerable. But that was about it. Pliskova, who faces Zheng Saisai in her first match, needs to reach the final, while third seed Halep, who is defending fourth round points from past year, needs to win the title. Read More »

Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 6 innings


Iannetta, though, recovered the ball and tossed it to Godley, who made the tag as Thames was sliding, apparently ending the inning. Brewers manager Craig Counsell rested him Wednesday prior to Thursday's injury . Diamondbacks: OF A.J. Pollock (right groin) took batting practice at the team's training complex in Scottsdale. "I'm just trying to get my mechanics smoothed out, work on that and get back on track". Read More »

Predators set to make history in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

And then, with 3:17 remaining in the third period , Penguins forward Jake Guentzel scored the victor on just their seventh shot of the game. Beyond the stats, there are plenty of storylines to devour before the series begins. "I maybe doubted if this day would ever come". "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved". That's how it goes. No team in the league has an answer to Roman Josi , Ryan Ellis , Mattias Ekholm and P.K. Read More »

Petra Kvitova to return from home invasion injuries at French Open

Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to the 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. I'm happy with the game, of course, but I mean, it wasn't really about the game. “I like playing at this time for womens tennis . I think so, I think I could play just fine but I wanted to be mentally ready to go out there and grind and be in the routine. Read More »

Arsenal vs Chelsea: FA Cup Final will not determine Arsene Wenger's future


Combined with a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in this season's Champions League , reaching the FA Cup final for the third time in four years has not been enough to stop Wenger facing a barrage of criticism. Arsenal are aiming for a record 13th FA Cup triumph, while Chelsea are looking to win the trophy for the eighth time in their history and their second double. Read More »

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle collapses with joy after Premier League promotion

The game finished 0-0 after extra time and German defender Christopher Schindler struck the winning penalty for Huddersfield after Reading failed to convert their last two spot-kicks. The Town boss said: "I said to the players you are heroes. But he was totally confident, so I said okay". When the fixture list comes out, Wagner will look for Huddersfield's dates with Liverpool , whose manager Jurgen Klopp has been a close friend since they worked together at Dortmund. Read More »

A timeline of Tiger Woods' career


Rightler, the police spokeswoman, said she did not have details about the circumstances leading to Woods' arrest , nor did she have any information about whether the arrest involved drugs or alcohol. August 2009 - Woods loses a two-shot lead in the final round of the PGA Championship to Y.E. Yang, the first time he has lost a 54-hole lead in a major. Read More »

Arsenal go into next season full of hope after bossing Chelsea

Let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future". The Gunners hung on to their lead to seal their third FA Cup title in four years and their 13 overall, becoming the most successful side in the competition's history and capping an outstanding team performance. Read More »

Sanchez's goal should have been disallowed: Chelsea keeper Courtois

Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday's board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants. "I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups ", Wenger said. "Two weeks ago I was on holiday - I didn't expect to play", he said . Read More »

Emotional Petra Kvitova scores comfortable win in opening round of French Open


Mattek-Sands hasn't had much success on clay court as a singles player and wasn't good enough with her serve to think she can survive in a match like this one. But I was happy that I didn't have any pain. What is more, the Czech played as if she had never been away, defeating Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 to comfortably book her place in round two. Read More »

IPL 10 Prediction: Qualifier 2 - MI V/s KKR

Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday. Coming out to chase a low total, KKR lost early wickets of Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa but it was the skipper Gautam Gambhir who played an anchor role to ensure the victory for his team. Both the teams had a terrific run in this year's IPL season. Jasprit Bumrah was another Mumbai bowler who was on song, with the Indian pacer picking up three wickets and conceding just seven runs from three overs. Read More »

No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round


Kerber led 7-4 against Makarova in previous meetings, while displaying lackluster performance in clay season this year as she just had a personal best of last 16, reports Xinhua news agency. After briefly threatening a recovery in the eighth game, in which she held two break points, Kerber meekly surrendered the first set with a forehand that never looked like clearing the net. Read More »

Kvitova makes winning return at French Open after knife attack

It was a peculiar and charged situation for a coaching debut, and Vanek said he asked for counsel from her fitness trainer, David Vydra, on how to handle the lead-up. She said: "This year, the expectations are much bigger". The last time Kvitova played competitively was for the Czech Republic in a Fed Cup tie against France on November 12 previous year. Read More »

Wenger set for power tussle at Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday

Wenger's side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend's devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. I think that is something we need to work, on a regular basis. "They are in a good way, they showed strength and unity and we played spectacular football". Read More »

Morgan plays down Stokes injury concern


South Africa have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 72-run defeat against England in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Headingley in Leeds last evening. Morgan's 10th one-day century saw him close in on England's one-day record. South Africa , who beat England 3-2 on home soil in a dramatic series in early 2016, are now top the ODI rankings after a record-equalling sequence of 12 ODI wins in a row ... Read More »

Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

The Penguins won the rematch in January with a 4-2 score. "It seemed like we were coming off of checks and giving them time and space with a little bit of separation and so we ended up with extended time in our end zone where we had opportunities where if we played a little stiffer we could create separation from the puck and give our guys an opportunity to win a puck battle". Read More »

Chelsea's Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat


Wenger , on his part, was confirmed was the most successful manager in FA Cup history, having hoisted the cup an impressive seven times . Wenger said he would meet the Arsenal board on Tuesday to discuss his future. It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a torrid afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard , but instead he was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise in his post-match press conference. Read More »

Wayne Rooney Comments On His Manchester United Future

Is this how Manchester United could look with Antoine Griezmann? He took to social media on Friday, claiming he is yet to make any decision to leave Atletico Madrid with his choice set to be announced within the next two weeks. Man United players and boss Jose (extreme right) are jubilant after winning the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday. "I've played for two Premier League clubs and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for". Read More »

Ferrari ends long wait for victory at Monaco GP

Hamilton won in China and Spain while Valtteri Bottas , who joined from Williams in January to replace 2016 champion Nico Rosberg, triumphed in Russian Federation for his first career victory. "Our target would be that it's the worst race of the season hopefully, an outlier like we've had in Singapore". Not quite. Comeback driver Jenson Button's McLaren got into the side of Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein, tipping it on its side into a barrier and bringing out the safety vehicle, and ... Read More »