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Wenger adamant Sanchez and Ozil will not leave Arsenal

Pressed on whether the duo would leave, Wenger simply stated: "No". The contract of the Germany worldwide expires next year but boss Arsene Wenger is determined to keep him at the club as he considers him one of the most pivotal players in his line-up. Read More »

All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

World No 63 Basilashvili had no response to Nadal's onslaught on Court Philippe- Chatrier, with the nine-times victor at Rolland Garros hitting 27 winners to five and converting eight of 16 break-point opportunities. · Get Tennis Channel Plus for Roland Garros to watch 200 live matches from up to five courts, starting with the Qualifying Rounds. The world No. Read More »

Golden State Buries Cleveland In Game 1 Of NBA Finals, 113-91

Compared to four for the Warriors . "We just have to play a tough style of defense, which we will do". "We've got to enjoy this tonight but quickly forget about it and win Sunday and play as hard as we can", he told reporters. "I pride myself on not turning the ball over and I did it too much". Durant sank an uncontested 3-pointer and as he turned upcourt, swung a glance toward the 29-year-old Barbados-born Grammy Award victor. Read More »

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers . Putting Durant on Golden State's team creates a talent imbalance that would mean Cleveland's three stars - LeBron , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love - would each need to play an "A-plus" series for the Cavs to win four games. Read More »

Stephen Curry defends wife and opens up about life off the court

The Golden State Warriors were utterly dominant in the series opener, and they're expected to have another big victory in Game 2 Sunday night. The Warriors' best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time , with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn't get caught up in whether his shot is falling. Read More »

Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul


The win was the second straight for Andretti Autosport in the Indy 500 and third in the last four years. Andretti took to social media to say the initiative was paying dividends. Castroneves is a three-time Indy 500 victor and a fan favorite. I feel gutted for Fernando and Ryan, who were front-runners today and could have easily won the race. Read More »

Brothers in arms: Curry pays tribute to Iverson in NBA Finals


Season over. "So it's more or less a heart thing, a prideful thing". Overall, Golden State assisted on 31 shots and committed only four turnovers, tying an all-time single-game low in the Finals . Durant came into this Finals , five years after trying to meet everyone's expectations in a more traditional way with the Oklahoma City Thunder, nearly in a no-win situation: If Golden State wins, he "short-cut his way to a championship ring". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

England may also have to put an arm round the shoulder of leg-spinner Adil Rashid, after he was omitted at the last minute. England coach Trevor Bayliss accepted the Yorkshireman could force his way in come the Champions Trophy, telling Sky Sports: "He's doing everything he possibly can do". Read More »

Cloud Computing Clinches Preakness


As dominant as Always Dreaming was winning the Derby, I thought he would repeat in the Preakness . Unlike in the Derby, in which Classic Empire was mugged leaving the gate, he had a clean trip Saturday. They come to the finish together. For the connections of Always Dreaming , there are no real alibies. I felt that, watching his performance in the Derby, that there was a better chance of beating him here in two weeks - because of him being lightly raced and the spacing - than in the ... Read More »

Mladenovic beats Shelby to reach 4th round

Rafael Nadal , nine-time victor at Roland Garros , geared up pretty well in his quest for the 10th trophy as he swept Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 in men's singles third round here on Friday. Schwartzman, world No. 41, also defeated on Wednesday Italian Stefano Napolitano 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. "That he's a great guy and a great player", the sixth-seeded Thiem said after beating the 25th-seeded American 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Read More »

Steve Kerr could return to Warriors bench for Game 2


In the play below, Curry went to set a pin-down screen for Durant . It's scary to think after a 22-point win that Golden State could improve in Game 2, but their shooting was nowhere near the level it could be. He took that load on and responded in style on Thursday, posting a game-high 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the night. These should be logged not so much as problem areas for Golden State, though - they're potential worries for the Cavaliers . Read More »

Jason Kokrak sprints to 5-stroke lead at Byron Nelson

Horschel's two-putt birdie on the par-5 16th moved him back into a tie for the lead with Day while Hahn's par on the hole all but ended his chances. Day, who has not won on the US PGA Tour since his success at the Players Championship a year ago, finished level on 12-under with American Billy Horschel after the final round in Texas. Read More »

Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets


Game 3 will be played on Saturday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena . The coach played two goalies the last time he took a team to the Stanley Cup Final, using both Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher when Laviolette's Philadelphia Flyers lost the Cup to Chicago in six games. Read More »

Stanley Cup Notebook: Opportunistic Penguins Grab Control Of Series


Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will play a free concert on Lower Broadway on Saturday, June 3 before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins , according to a news release. Pekka Rinne , Nashville's No. 1 goalie, is now 0-7-2 in his career against Pittsburgh . "When we score one, we don't stop", Malkin said. We want more. Read More »

Harper, Strickland rumble as Nats blank Giants

His eyes were wide as he flung his helmet - it sailed wide of Strickland - and they started swinging. Samardzija, a former football player at Notre Dame, was one of the first to arrive at the mound after both benches emptied. "I will go on record and say he absolutely meant to do it, on goal, 100 percent". "Mike Morse is as big as they come and he's getting knocked around like a pinball". Read More »

Unforgettable Moments From The Incredible Warriors Vs. Cavs Feud


Iguodala has shot the ball poorly in the postseason but the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will be on the floor plenty anyway because of his other contributions. If that is the case, what is the reason to watch if you aren't a Warriors or Cavs fan? "It's incredible. Especially since this is Year 14 for me, for this to happen now, this means so much", Korver said of his first trip to the Finals . Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Penguins vs Predators


He speaks a little bit of Russian, but I play with some Russians too. "When they ask the next day, we're going to stay consistent with that". There was no penalty. 2 goals tonight were huge- an important answer in the 1st period to tie the game than the eventual GWG early in the 3rd to help open the floodgates. Read More »

Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup


So that was what they chatted about in the locker room. Pittsburgh had 11 shots on Rinne, and scored four times. "We talked a lot about elevating our play", added center Matt Cullen of Pittsburgh's second intermission. The oddsmakers believe the Predators have a good chance of getting back in this series. Winning Game 4 may be a different story, but the Predators will win Game 3. Read More »

Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

He signalled his readiness for a recall by claiming three wickets for England Lions against South Africa A on Thursday. Imrul Kayes, who is a contender for Soumya Sarkar's opening position, was brought back to No. "They keep scoring 300-plus totals, so they knew what they had to do". At 95 for twon in the 20th over, Mushfiqur and Tamim embarked upon what would be a 166-run third-wicket stand, a Bangladesh record for any wicket against England . Read More »

Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'

A century later, Ringling had become the target of animal protection groups that claimed it mistreated its elephants, and the two sides soon locked in a 14-year legal battle so cutthroat that it involved secret informants paid by animal advocacy groups and a former Central Intelligence Agency official who was paid by Ringling's parent company, Feld Entertainment, to gather intel on activists. Read More »

LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough

The worse news for the Cavaliers and star playmaker LeBron James was that it wasn't even the best effort for an undefeated squad whose 13-0 playoff win streak matches the longest in National Basketball Association playoff history. Overcommit to the lane, and their shooters will tee off from 3-point range. In Game 1 , Stephen Curry was that other guy with 28 points. They need to take away the easy stuff from Durant and at least make him work. Read More »

All Blacks boss Hansen expects no 'epiphany' from Gatland

As much as we want to see running rugby from the Lions, this is not a comfortable style for Warren Gatland . The match which Gatland is no doubt targeting to catch the All Blacks at their most vulnerable, with the hosts typically slow starters to their global season as the players gel combinations and jettison five different styles of play from Super Rugby. Read More »

Ronaldo looks to break new ground at Champions League final

The 44-year-old added: "We are prepared and ready". Coach of Juventus Massimiliano Allegri gestures during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus FC at Stadio San Paolo on April 2, 2017 in Naples, Italy. "You have to do something new every day, I can't be thinking about becoming the only player with three trebles if we win". But on Saturday we need to win and we need to understand when will be the moments to attack and when to defend. Read More »

Rain saves Australia with Black Caps well on top

The right-hand bat took immediate responsibility and kept a strong scoring rate for New Zealand , first, with opener Luke Ronchi (65) and then Ross Taylor (46), both giving their captain good support at the crease. "We still had a lot of work to do and they've got a quality bowling attack". Australia have a dominating record of 90 wins from 135 games in their overall head to head record which is no different when it comes to Champions Trophy .as they registered wins in four out of ... Read More »

Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick is 'a starter in this league'


We know where he is, who he is and we had a chance to understand him much more ... "He's a starter in this league", Carroll said Friday. "We have a starter". "I think if it's hanging, we wouldn't be as far as we've gotten, " Wilson said. We often paint today's football players as distant from the rag-tag, pre-free agency gladiators who were synonymous with one team throughout their careers. Read More »