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Wenger agrees two-year contract extension at Arsenal

It's down to the board members. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future."He is [upset] but it is important that the group pick him up, for him as well", Terry said at Wembley."I love my job and I love to win". Wenger has been on the hot seat in recent weeks, with many fans calling for him to be sacked after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League qualification. Read More »

National Hockey League nears record number of 1-goal games this spring

Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with eight goals, Bobby Ryan has eight assists and Mike Hoffman has 41 shots on goal. Maatta's goal was the first from a Penguins defenseman since Game 4 of the second round. Often, the Sens struggled just to get the puck in-zone and when they did they managed little that Murray couldn't handle. Considering the magnitude of this game, especially if the Penguins had lost, Murray played with poise, but admitted there are some challenges when jumping ... Read More »

Wenger says FA Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

After another season muddled with fan protests, it is still unknown whether Wenger stays or goes, though the 67-year-old did promise to reveal more info next week. It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a hard afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard , but instead Mertesacker was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal reach French Open third round

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The American was furious after being given a point penalty for ball abuse on match point at 5-4 in the fourth set and called referee Wayne McEwen onto court to argue his point. Nadal also prevailed 6-3, 6-2 early previous year in Doha. There are victories. There are disappointments. "I think I did a lot of things well this afternoon". Read More »

French Open champion Muguruza drops 1st set

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The fourth seed was a set and a break down but recovered to win in two hours and eight minutes. Muguruza lost to Kontaveit at Stuttgart in April, although the Estonian is through to the second round of a Grand Slam for just the second time. Read More »

Arsenal announce Arsene Wenger's new two-year contract: Boss given trophy target

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Following Saturday's FA Cup victoy over Chelsea at Wembley, Wenger has now collected 16 trophies during his 20-year reign at the club, although only five of those have come in the last decade. "Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe". With Arsenal , this is not the case now. "We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere", Wenger told Arsenal's website. Read More »

Posey avoids 'big guys tumbling' in Nats-Giants brawl

Harper , who has drawn the ire of Strickland in the past for leaving the batter's box in a leisurely manner after crushing a home run , was drilled with a 98-mph fastball in the right hip during the eighth inning. Strickland required three Giants to drag him back to the dugout, still clawing and trying to fight his way back into the fray to the bitter end. "It's just you have to protect yourself and stand your own ground". Read More »

Brewers OF Ryan Braun faces longer DL stint for calf injury

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We'll do a good job. Give them credit. Give Iannetta credit. The offense came after the game took an interesting and dramatic turn in the bottom of the sixth. "It's what you practice in spring; rarely with the timing do you get it to actually work but it was a scenario where it worked out". "Just got unlucky there, and he got exactly what he was looking for". Read More »

Brackets Revealed for PK80 to be Played Over Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

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Michigan State , and UConn vs. Oregon . The Razorbacks will face either North Carolina or Portland on Friday in the semifinals of their bracket. The full bracket can be viewed here. A second eight-team bracket, named "Motion", will run separately alongside the Victory bracket . The Spartans' opening game against Georgetown will be played at Moda Center. Read More »

Farrell issues Lions rallying cry, Jones pours on cold water

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England playmaker Owen Farrell thinks the British & Irish Lions have a squad capable of taking on any team in the world and head to New Zealand on Monday believing they can beat the All Blacks in the three-test series. "As soon as I'm on that taxi ride on my way up I'll be thinking of what's ahead of me; getting the chance to play for the Lions, which is any rugby player's dream", Nowell said following Saturday's final. Read More »

Kwadwo Asamoah fires warning to Real Madrid ahead of Champions League

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Wales winger Gareth Bale has been Madrid's man in that position since he moved to the Spanish capital, but when he was forced to miss the last part of the season through injury, Spain global Isco has proved he too is capable. At a press conference on Wednesday, he admitted he likely would not start. "After three years at Real Madrid , it is fair to say that I made the right decision and that I am very satisfied with how things went". Read More »

Kevin Kisner wins second career PGA Tour event at Dean & Deluca Invitational

Its fame skyrocketed after hosting the 1941 U.S. Open, marking the first time the USGA had hosted their premier event south of the Mason-Dixon Line. That's a good feeling. After missing just three greens in regulation in the first two rounds, he missed seven greens on Saturday. South Africa's Branden Grace is a shot behind Dodt, a two-time victor on the European Tour , after a 70 at Wentworth. Read More »

Mattek-Sands ends Kvitova's comeback in Paris

Before Kerber's loss, though, the sport got its feel-good story of the year, as Petra Kvitova was the first victor of the day, playing shockingly well in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Julia Boserup . down". "In the end, I didn't have to anymore". Following her exit from the tournament, Kvitova told a news conference: "After the match, I didn't feel as bad as I probably normally do". Read More »

Ernie Els does right thing - penalizes himself 2 shots

Els chipped in for eagle at the par five after he had checked for a plugged lie and replaced his ball by the green. The four-time major victor took a two-shot penalty and his 71 left him five strokes back. Four greens - the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th were completely rebuilt while the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 13th and 15th greens were partially rebuilt. The fifth-ranked Henrik Stenson was handily placed on 68, one behind Italy's Francesco Molinari , Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand and Scott ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger inks new 2-year deal with Arsenal

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Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. Wenger has presided over a gruelling season, which saw his team fail to qualify for the Champions League, but masterminded a stunning FA Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend. Read More »

TWEETS: The furious fan reaction to Wenger's new contract

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But, after a run of seven defeats in 12 games earlier in the year, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the barren spell was a "catalyst for change". "I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan (Kroenke ) in doing everything we can to win more trophies. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". Read More »

Bartomeu: Modern-thinking Valverde ideal coach for Barcelona

Valverde announced he would be leaving Athletic last week after four years in charge at the Basque club. In 2015 he guided Bilbao to a 4-0 Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona , his only piece of silverware at the club, but lost the Copa del Rey final against Barca in the same year. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India arrive in UK, Kiwi to pose 1st hurdle

A dismal IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore immediately after the high of a Test season that saw India reach the top of the ICC rankings has helped Virat Kohli grow as a player. 'They have so much experience that if you give them freedom to play their own game in the middle order then I am sure they are the best judge of how to win a game, ' said Kohli, who assumed the one-day global captaincy from Dhoni in January. Read More »

Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

The German's defeat ensured she became the first top seed in French Open history to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros. Kerber, who also lost in the first round of last year's tournament, now sees her clay-court season come to a close . Read More »

Arsenal Boss Plotting Moves For Trio As Part Of £150m Summer Overhaul

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However, speaking in the immediate aftermath of Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea , Wenger spoke of his belief in his players and tipped the Gunners to make at least a couple of quality signings this summer. The news that Wenger will stay ends a whole year of uncertainty that by the manager's own admission has damaged the team this season. While they were almost 20 points behind league champions Chelsea FC during the regular season, they took home a 2-1 victory over the ... Read More »

Tearful Kvitova puts trauma of knife attack behind her

Kvitova, who reached the French Open semi-finals in 2012, will now take on Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina in the next round. Kvitova was the first victor of the day defeating the USA's Julia Boserup in emphatic fashion, which was her first victory since last November. Read More »

Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open

The unsafe Makarova took full advantage of Kerber's lack of confidence on clay, wrapping up victory by a comfortable margin. Kvitova , twice a Wimbledon singles champion, told the crowd in an interview on the court that she was glad she chose to play in the tournament and addressed her parents and brother in the guest box, saying, "Thank you for everything you helped me through this hard time". Read More »

After unwatchable playoffs, NBA Finals better be good

The matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors marks the first time in National Basketball Association history that the same two teams will face each other in The Finals for the third straight year. LeBron James . There are so many elite players meeting up in the NBA Finals this year. But I spent some time walking around in the woods this weekend, and as the smell of damp soil filled my head, I couldn't help but start to feel more optimistic. Read More »