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Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!

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Before Celta Vigo's visit to Old Trafford for the semi-final second leg on Thursday, Mourinho said his decision to rest key players in the league was a result of those circumstances. "We must play Thursday (against Celta Vigo ) and then we go again against Tottenham, but we can not go with everything against Tottenham ", the United manager said. Read More »

NBA Recaps: Spurs even series; Parker injured

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Popovich also had a lot of trust in Parker in end-of-game situations, and though it's hard to quantify, Parker's experience in extremely high-pressure moments likely added some comfort for San Antonio during clutch moments. To a man, they expressed concern for Parker's health and his future. Parker, the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, will now undergo an MRI on Thursday. Sure they are going to be always good but not like they are now. Read More »

Kyle Lowry opts out of final year of contract with Raptors

James said to the fan. In a closeout game, Lue said, "he tries to go as far as we need him in that fourth quarter". The decision isn't a surprise given that Lowry , 31, has been an All-Star three times since he re-upped with Toronto for three years with an option for a fourth in 2014. Read More »

Can Wenger silence critics with Euro push?

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Here's everything you need to know about the Premier League clash... Sanchez's goal was his 50th in the Premier League, his 21st of the season and his 15th away from home. "As I have said, I think Liverpool will need to win their final two games to make the top four - but I am just not convinced they will do it". Shkodran Mustafi hopes Arsenal have not left it too late to book a place in next season's Champions League. Read More »

Mike D'Antoni to consider resting James Harden during next season

Then, he was spotted at a club after the game where Houston-based rapper Travis Scott was performing, according to TMZ. LeBron James , who had 13 this season, is waiting for an opponent in the Eastern Conference Finals. "We'll work that together", D'Antoni said, but the coach will look to keep the guard fresh even when he's on the court. "He's had a historic season, and we can get that better", D'Antoni said. Read More »

Will the Wizards continue to try and shut down Isaiah Thomas?

A loss would send the series back to Boston for a Game 7 on Monday, where the victor goes on to play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first-seeded Celtics completed an impressive 123-101 victory over the Washington Wizards Wednesday to claim a 3-2 series lead in the second round of the ongoing 2017 NBA Playoffs. Read More »

Man Utd, Ajax squeeze into Europa League final

It certainly wont be a walk in the park for United in their trip to Stockholm , as they will take on the Ajax starlets who steam rolled Lyon in their own semi-final. I have to give some minutes to everyone because we have only 15 players, we don't have more , so I have to play them. Both managers reverted to the teams that had started last week's first leg, which meant a United return for Paul Pogba, whose world-record transfer from Juventus is being investigated by Federation ... Read More »

Marouane Fellaini heads Man U to Europa League finals

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Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to win the Europa League (and the Champions League qualification that comes with the title), and his Premier League selections might become increasingly unusual as he seeks to rest and protect the players he wants for the final against Ajax. Read More »

Inauguration day: Emmanuel Macron to become France's new president

The former investment banker, who had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement a year ago, has vowed to shake up the country's political order and reinvigorate its economy. Macron later solemnly paid tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, greeting veterans and military officers in formation beneath the imposing arch. Read More »

Murray bows out as Djokovic marches on in Madrid

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It was another disappointing loss for the struggling Djokovic, who hasn't reached a final since winning his first tournament of the year in Doha. The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favoured surface this year having also picked up his 10th titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona in recent weeks. Read More »

Rangers bounce back...Preds in control

In just his first season as head coach of Ottawa, Boucher's plan has all season always been to neutralize those teams with very high end skill level by doing exactly what has made them successful against the Rangers in the first two games of this series. Read More »

Manchester United 'keeper confirms he wants to stay

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Reacting on their final opponents, Mourinho said: "First of all two monsters - the history of Manchester United and the history of Ajax is wonderful". However, United was last in the final of a European competition in 2011, when it was outclassed by Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. Read More »

Can Hamidou Diallo become a lottery pick without playing?

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He said he tried to keep his game sharp through practices at Kentucky. Goodman says at least one National Basketball Association executive has told him Diallo is a likely first-round pick if he stays in the draft. "I didn't realize that until somebody came and told me", Diallo said. He would make Kentucky a lot better defensively and could alter game plans. Diallo has NOT met with the New York Knicks as of now. Read More »

Izagirre benefits from Conti crash as Jungels retains Giro lead

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But whereas this is morally ambiguous area that will divide opinion, the one thing we can be sure about it that the motorbike should not have parked where it did. Overall, Quintana leads second-placed Pinot by 28 seconds and third-placed Dumoulin by 30 seconds. Nibali was fifth, 59 seconds behind Quintana. In a tough finale, there was heartbreak for Conti as his bike slid from beneath him on a hairpin bend on the climb to the finish inside the final kilometre and it was Izagirre who rode ... Read More »

Spurs' Tony Parker out for season with ruptured quadriceps tendon

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Patty's (Mills) going to have to play more minutes for sure, but Kawhi, for sure, is going to have the ball more in his hands". "But what he brought to that team, I think it's unmatched". " It's not good ", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when asked after the game about the severity of Parker's injury. Parker, who is in his 16th year with the Spurs, will sit out the rest of the Spurs' postseason run. Read More »

Penguins lose Game 6, but Crosby's health of more concern

While Pittsburgh takes a fair amount of history into Game 7 - where the franchise is 5-0 in winner-take-alls on the road - the Penguins also have fizzled out. Washington went 2 for 4 on the power play. The Penguins are trying to become the first team to successfully defend their Stanley Cup title since the 1997-98 Red Wings. Read More »

Ryan Ellis' star turn continues for Predators in Game 4

St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, center, moves the puck away from Nashville Predators left wing Cody McLeod, right, during the second period in Game 4 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn . Read More »

Garcia still buzzes over Masters title

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Rory McIlroy had to birdie two of his last three holes to match Garcia's 73, the four-time major victor having double-bogeyed the 10th and 14th in his first tournament since getting married and signing a multi-million pound equipment deal with TaylorMade. Read More »

Scott claws his way back at Sawgrass

Poulter had faced an uphill climb this season playing on a medical exemption. As for how he plans to thank Gay for discovering the points irregularity, Poulter said he's working it. "I usually can make a bunch of birdies, so if I can just narrow it down to one bogey, then I'm usually in good shape", Holmes said. Five years ago there was definitely a sense of urgency because I hadn't won a major and I felt I was a good enough player to, and (was wondering) is it going to happen? But the ... Read More »

Wenger offers congratulations to Spurs

Tottenham's victory means they will finish above their north London rivals in the table for the time in 22 years. Asked if 17 points was a fair reflection of the gap between Tottenham and Arsenal this season, Wenger said: "Look, the points are the points". Read More »

Garcia rediscovers old touch to be in hunt at Players

There were seven scores in the 60s on Saturday, as well as seven scores of 79 or higher. Day and Scott are both at two-under par, both Queenslanders having carded identical 70-72 scorelines on the opening two days on a tough layout. From the pine straw left of the 15th fairway, he managed to get it on the green and lagged beautifully from almost 60 feet. They were only five behind when they finished, and they could sense that because of steamy weather and swaying pines that nobody was going ... Read More »

McGirt and Hughes lead Players Championship as Garcia aces 17th

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Holmes made Saturday could have been a lot worse, and he pieced together a 2-under 70 in strong wind on a punishing course to share the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. "It's one of my most favourite golf courses we play all year, and for some reason I can see what I want to do". Scott drowned his ball again on the 18th en route to two closing double bogeys. Read More »