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Romero will start Europa final ahead of De Gea

UEFA announced on Friday that the Slovenian will officiate the Stockholm clash between United and Ajax on May 24. Whereas Ajax's season finishes on Sunday, United still have three league games to play and Mourinho said he would have no qualms about making sure his players are in top shape for the trip to Sweden. Read More »

Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City


The decision is already done. The Foxes go to Guardiola's side on Saturday, with the Spaniard having failed to win a trophy in his first season in England. Guardiola's side will be seeking revenge for one of the lowest moments of their season. Twelve months ago, off the back of leading Leicester City to a Premier League title and being named PFA Player of the Season, Riyad Mahrez supposedly was being lined up by Manchester City chiefs as a potential summer transfer. Read More »

Why the Predators will beat Ducks, win West

The Preds downplayed any revenge motives the Ducks might have Thursday. In addition to the 2016 home loss to Nashville, the Ducks lost in Game 7 of the 2015 Western Conference finals to the Chicago Blackhawks in Anaheim. For what it's worth, Nashville has won both playoff series the teams have played, 4-2 in 2010-11 and 4-3 in 2015-16. With one of the playoffs' worst save percentages and goals-against averages, John Gibson hadn't really distinguished himself this spring until Game 7 ... Read More »

Injured Paul Pogba to miss Manchester City clash, says Jose Mourinho


United are also without world-record signing Paul Pogba, while Juan Mata is not yet ready to return after undergoing an operation on groin at the end of last month. "It's what he wants, I always want the players to be happy and choose their future and I think this is what is going to happen". United did beat City 1-0 in the EFL Cup fourth round last October - with Mourinho's side going on to lift the trophy earlier this year - but in almost 17 years of management, he has never lost both ties ... Read More »

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Mourinho reveals team selection criteria for Gunners clash

He's scored major goals for United and again he got the important goal in Vigo. It is a good result away and we're in a good position. They are unbeaten in their last five matches with four wins and a draw. This is a great opportunity for United as they would looking forward to taking that lead in this first leg of the fixture. "So for me not a problem at all and I think he will be really pleased with me that I am going to change my team against Arsenal". Read More »

New York Rangers: On the brink of elimination


The Senators won the first two games of the series at home, while the Rangers won Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in game five of the second round National Hockey League playoffs at the Canadian Tire Centre. Read More »

Wizards' Kelly Oubre gets ejected in Game 3

Oubre was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected. "I hope we're not going to jinx it". "That's the most important thing for us as a team". "It's a joke that he said that", Thomas added. "We're still down one, still down in the series". "You cant worry about the refs or anything else, just go out there and take it". Insane is just how the Wizards like it. Read More »

Mourinho's 'weak and naive' foe Skomina to ref Europa League final

Roy Keane has continued his criticism of Manchester United this season, claiming the way they reached the Europa League final is "not a good reflection" on the club and questioned the mentality Jose Mourinho has installed in the side. Mourinho said: 'In the end, when the game was hard, when they were better than us and we were in trouble and not playing well, it was that mentality, that desire, that togetherness that made the boys fight until the end. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Out For Game 6 Vs. Rockets With Ankle Injury


Despite Leonard being sidelined for game 6 , the Spurs won, 114-75, not just the game but also their semifinal series. The Spurs had a long list of unsung heroes, but in typical San Antonio fashion, they didn't have a particular standout - just forth an efficient performance on both ends of the floor. Read More »

West Brom vs. Chelsea: Predicted XI for just another Premier League fixture


Midfielder Nemanja Matic, who scored his first goal at Stamford Bridge against Boro, reckons Chelsea's ability to respond from setbacks has been key. When asked about Inter at his press conference on Thursday, Conte did not explicitly rule it out, just reiterated that his focus is on the present, and the fact that he has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Chelsea moves closer to Premier League title by trouncing Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough were dispatched easily at Stamford Bridge on Monday night meaning a fifth Premier League crown, and a second in three years, can be secured before the weekend action. The motivation of both sides though is very different and Chelsea will want to wrap it up on Friday night. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for. Read More »

Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday


He had 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and 6 turnovers in the second half and overtime of a 110-107 loss in Game 5 , going scoreless with three turnovers in the overtime period. "We're not in control until we win Game 6 ", he said. "Probably got exhausted", D'Antoni said of the lack of pace and production. Neither injury seemed to have a major impact on the team, except for the fact that it gave LaMarcus Aldridge a chance to emerge as a dominant scorer for the Spurs . Read More »

Chelsea secures English Premier League Title


Late goal from Michy Batshuayi gave the Blues the league, which mean they hold an inviolable 10-point advantage over Tottenham. Batshuayi had cut a frustrated figure since his £33 million move from Marseille last summer but his first Premier League goal since August clinched the title. Read More »

Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7


The rational mind tends to think there will be a Game 7 back in Boston. Washington won't shoot this poorly at home and the Celtics won't get the same scoring output from its role players. Washington's Scott Brooks said with a smile: "I don't care what they wear. But I feel like every player should respect this game". "I ain't going home". Read More »

Man United top Celta Vigo to enter Europa League final

And, when assessing United's chances in the Europa League final against Ajax , Mourinho was keen to offer his thanks to Oliver, who was the official at Stamford Bridge. I think it's fair that Sergio plays the final and David accepts that . With all the effort we put in, it was a great shame not to reach the final. "I have to give some minutes to everyone because we have only 15 players". Read More »

Daniel Cormier Set To Rematch Jon Jones


Jones and Cormier got into a backstage altercation before the veil was even lifted on the press conference. The two were supposed to square off for the second time in a UFC 200 main event last July before it was called off three days before the fight because Jones had violated the UFC's anti-doping policy. Read More »

Michael Chiesa, Kevin Lee brawl on stage at UFC 'Summer Kickoff' presser


Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee were engaged in some banter when things took an ugly turn when the word "momma" escaped Lee's lips. After that, Chiesa threw down the mic and charged at Kevin Lee like an angry bull. Both men brawled on stage at the while speaking to reporters about UFC Summer kick off. UFC Fight Night 112 will take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and will air on FS1. Read More »

Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Brom tie, says Cahill


Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte: "I have a contract with Chelsea for two more years". The Italian has this season out-performed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, at Manchester City and Manchester United, respectively. "For sure it won't be easy, because West Brom is a really good team, a physical team, and we must pay great attention". "Obviously I haven't played every game but I've played in the last 20 matches". Read More »

Conte praises fans after Chelsea victory


Victory at The Hawthorns will see Chelsea crowned champions in former Italy manager Conte's first season in charge of the London club and leave them halfway to a domestic "Double" ahead of their FA Cup final against capital rivals Arsenal. Read More »

Cavs bring out the brooms again in Raptors sweep

Smith. "Let's call a spade a spade: The end of the year was disappointing for us", he said . James and the Cavs have yet to lose a game, sweeping the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. The Cavs are the first team ever to sweep six playoff series (of four or more games) in three years, having now swept six of 10 dating to the 2015 playoffs. Read More »

Andy Murray beaten by Austria's Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semi-final

Indeed, it was the 23-year-old who earned the first breakpoint of the match, but Nadal managed to save it and made Thiem pay for his profligacy: taking the first set by breaking his opponent in the 10th game of the set. The world number nine dropped his first set of the tournament against world number one Andy Murray, who was participating in Barcelona for the first time since 2012. Read More »

Man United to play with Ajax in Europa League final

Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward tells staff that they will not be able to attend the Europa League final later this month. United snatched the lead through Marouane Fellaini's first half header, but Roncaglia equalised and, after Celta nearly won it late on, Mourinho conceded his team once again lacked a cutting edge. Read More »