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Manchester City sign off with romp past pitiful Watford

But Guardiola has now announced that Aguero and club captain Vincent Kompany would definitely be remaining in his side and will be a part of his plans for the new campaign. His whole-hearted performances made him a favourite nearly from the word go, before he was joined by other illustrious names, because when Zabaleta arrived at the club from Espanyol - rejecting an offer from Juventus in favour of following his dream of playing in England - he was the last signing of the old, ... Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal kick start French Open with a bang


The 13th seed is third on Court Philippe Chatrier against American Jennifer Brady - weather permitting. And so he did, with the second set getting right back on serve. Schiavone again responded but Muguruza broke to lead 5-4 and came through a long final game to set up another tricky match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, one of the form players of the clay season. Read More »

J.R. Smith Expects LeBron to Better in Game 4


Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More »

Penguins win Game 1


They attempted just six shots in the period. "When you're playing a team like Nashville that has a balanced attack you've got to have some pushback". Raw catfish wasn't the only thing stinking on the ice Monday night . Despite this, the Predators didn't pack it in. Coach Mike Sullivan called Hagelin a game-time decision. Pittsburgh won with four goals on nine shots and were out shot, 25-11, by the end of the game. Read More »

Morgan hails strongest England side of his career

Both fell to soft dismissals though and when Stokes and Buttler went in quick succession, England found themselves in trouble at 198/5 with just over 15 overs to go. Faf du Plessis (67) plundered three boundaries in the ninth over as South Africa ended the first powerplay at 59 for one. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, returning to the middle order at the expense of the in-form Jonny Bairstow after an extended spell in the Indian Premier League, slipped under the radar with 25 and seven ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: 'Control over emotions' imperative in India-Pak clash, says Jadhav


I feel much safer in India ", says Bashir. He said that whichever team will handle the pressure well in the Pak-India match will get the better opportunity to win the game. "It's for both of us to play our natural games and hopefully if we can both kick off it should be pretty entertaining". "He has to be in control of his emotions-he must have a flexible plan based on discipline to create a winning environment". Read More »

Wenger Agrees New Two-Year Deal With Arsenal

Chelsea had been hot favourites to put the icing on the cake of a remarkable debut season for manager Antonio Conte but were not at their clinical best as Arsenal lifted the Cup for the third time in four seasons. "If he doesn't run to the ball, I can go out and claim the ball but now because he runs I stop and then Sanchez takes advantage". That's why I say it's not about popularity, it's about competence and I have not got that responsibility. Read More »

Phil Neville fears pressure could affect Manchester United's Europa League final


Joel Pereira, Demi Mitchell, Matty Willock, Josh Harrop , Zak Dearnley and 16-year-old Angel Gomes are all expected to feature. United need a victory over Ajax to secure a place in next season's Champions League. I think for the kids it will be a big occasion, it will always be good experience for them. When I've played, I feel like we went on a run of 25 games unbeaten. Read More »

Doubters fire Mertesacker to FA Cup flourish

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was ruled offside but Antony Taylor overruled his assistant's decision and allowed Sanchez's goal. Wenger is due to discuss his future with the club's board on Tuesday before making a decision whether to extend his current contract amid significant levels of opposition to his management from the fans. Read More »

Kevin Love on Cavs Being Underdogs: 'Funny to me'


A few years back, bandwagoners were falling over themselves to follow Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James to whichever team he moved to, last year they were scrambling to Golden State chanting MVP Stephen Curry's name, wearing his #30 jersey which became the top-selling National Basketball Association jersey and remains so today (James' #23 holds the number two spot). Read More »

Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James


Two years ago, I wouldn't have considered James' accomplishments on Jordan's level."Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP (in Kevin Durant )". However, what makes the Warriors more unsafe is the way they buy into the offensive system, move the ball and set screens/move off it, all of which makes them greater than just the sum of their parts. Read More »

It's Cavs, Warriors again for the title

King James has another throne and his Cleveland Cavaliers are through to another National Basketball Association final. Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason. If needed, the series would then alternate between Golden State and Cleveland for the final three games of the best-of-seven series on June 12, 15 and 18. Read More »

Jose Mourinho opens up about Manchester United's interest in Antoine Griezmann


Not only did Manchester United book their spot in the group-stage draw and avoid the the hassle of a qualifying round, but the Red Devils will be second seeds thanks to their inflated Uefa coefficient. Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance at the Monaco GP as the Manchester United manager takes a break from football following his side's Europa Cup win. Read More »

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp avoids execution after plea deal


A SC prosecutor says he didn't seek the death penalty against a man who admitted killing seven people because he couldn't guarantee to the relatives of the victims that the killer would be executed. "I'm always going to wonder what it would have been like if my dad was here", Scott Ponder Jr., who just finished the seventh grade, said of his murdered father. Read More »

Can Cleveland Cavaliers Defend Their NBA Championship Title?

Tristen Thompson has learned to shoot free throws and still tosses bodies around under the rim. The Cavs , meanwhile, tightened up their defense while LeBron James launched into superhuman mode, carrying the Cavs to a 12-1 record in the playoffs with one of the finest all-around postseasons of his career. Read More »

Penguins Sizing Up: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson

They know. The players do, too. "There's no pressure on us". “Its something for you guys to write stories about, but in our minds and in the room weve put that behind us and were focused on tomorrow.”. They lost 1-0 to the Boston Bruins in a Game 7 that had no score with seven minutes left. "As a young player, you always think, 'There's always next year.' When you get to be a guy my age, you run out of next years. Read More »

Wenger to extend stay at Arsenal by two years

It has been a turbulent season for Arsenal , with Wenger's contract situation overshadowing a campaign in which the club did not finish in the top four for the first time since the manager joined in October 1996 and failed to qualify for the Champions League. Read More »

What's next for welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jr.?

The southpaw dropped Brook for the second time in his career in the 10th round before gaining the stoppage in Round 11 when Brook took a knee because of blurred vision in his left eye and was counted out by referee Howard Foster. "It's on the up from here now", Spence said . He's going to bring it and I'm going to bring it. He's only lost to high level fighters in Badou Jack and Carl Froch, and one of those Froch losses is highly disputed. Read More »

Arsenal to make contract offers to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil


The Chilean worldwide has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Arsenal , adding 13 assists. However, as the months have rolled on through the campaign, it has looked likely that Sanchez will depart from the Emirates, as he has been embroiled in a contract standoff with the North Londoners for most of the season. Read More »

Finally, something to cheer for Arsenal

The 'Wenger Out Brigade, have made banners, protested and even hired planes and vans to get their message across. That being said, Cesc managed to get a cheeky dig in, claiming that while the Blues are obviously disappointed as no one likes to lose a cup final, they are the Champions of England, and that is a better season than the one Arsenal or any FA Cup victor would have. Read More »

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

On Monday, Nadal broke Paire on eight occasions and was only challenged by the World No. 45 in the second set, when the Spaniard was broken twice. Nadal was largely happy, saying: "I'm always at the start, happy for the victory. "I played a very good first set". That doesn't make me extra confident this year. "I felt like I need to explore new things". That's what brings me confidence. Read More »

Francis Coquelin dedicates FA Cup final win to Arsene Wenger

Wenger was quizzed on his future after the final whistle and, while he offered no answer on whether he would stay or go, he revealed that he will hold talks with Arsenal's board in the coming week. "For once I have kept my medal so that means it is a special night for me", he said. We play for the 99.9 per cent. He said that it is not for him to decide the right man to lead the club but he did accept that he was still the man for the Gunners . Read More »

No. 7 seed Konta out in French Open's 1st round


Starting splendid in cerise, 26-year-old seventh seed Konta swept through the first set in 26 minutes, dominating her Taiwanese opponent with heavy serves, heavy ground-strokes and an aggressive front-foot-forward style. But with a mix of slices, drop shots and fine defensive play Hsieh , of Chinese Taipei, plugged away at Konta and held strong in the third set decider. Read More »