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Cup final is about Arsenal not me: Wenger

Though he has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, Wenger can make history by becoming the first manager to win seven FA Cups . With their Europa League spot confirmed for next season, the Gunners desperately need to finish the season on a high to give their fans something to cheer about.

'We'd exchange cup for victims' lives' - Mourinho

Less than 48 hours after 22 people were killed and many more injured in a bombing at the end of pop star Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena, United faced Ajax at the Friends Arena. He became the youngest player ever to take part in a European final. Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago.

Man United seek first Europa League title

The match carries a huge incentive in the form of automatic entry to next year's Champions League group stages. The bookies the favorite of the upcoming Europa League final called " Manchester United ". For a side that has taken enormous pride in their entertaining displays on their quest for a first European trophy in 22 years, they hardly turned up for Wednesday's encounter.

Kyrie Irving's 42 points pushes Cavaliers past Celtics in Game 4

I knew how much we needed this game and how much my teammates needed me and the importance of me leading these guys as well as ( LeBron James )". LeBron James picked up his fourth foul midway through the second quarter. In the first half, the Celtics had 17 assists on 21 field goals. "Right when you think you've figured something out, he just kills you", Boston coach Brad Stevens said.

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

Both games were played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This is a rule every National Football League fan should celebrate. After months of discussions, the NFL is rolling back its rules for on-field celebrations, which the league hopes will lead to more fun and fewer flags.

Magic hire Weltman to head basketball operations

Weltman will report directly to Magic president Alex Martins. It is unclear what role interim Magic general manager Matt Lloyd will have with the team going forward. The Raptors have enjoyed an unparalleled run of success in franchise history over the past four seasons, qualifying for the postseason four times and winning three playoff series.

Liverpool fans delighted with top-four finish

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Phillipe Coutinho solidified the Anfield club's spot in next year's most prestigious club competition, and Liverpool's Adam Lallana has claimed that it will help his side sign some "big players" over the summer.

Agassi to coach Djokovic at French Open

Next up is his defence of his title in the French capital, and Djokovic added: "He (Agassi) will not stay the whole tournament". "It's a little bit like when Ivan Lendl appeared on the scene and we hadn't seen him as a coach and then he joined forces with Andy Murray - that was so exciting for the press, the media and players".

Alonso qualifies seventh-fastest as Carpenter leads

Fourth fastest Sunday was Takuma Sato of AndrettiAutosport. The McLaren driver, who will not drive in next week's Monaco grand prix in order to compete in the famous American race, finished seventh with a four-lap average of 230.034mph. Verizon IndyCar Series championship points are also on the line in qualifying, ranging from 42 to the pole victor down to one point for the 33rd-fastest qualifier.

World Sevens Series ends badly for Fiji and Samoa in England

Canada secured its sixth Cup quarter-final appearance of the season when New Zealand beat Fiji 27-21 at Twickenham . They had earlier defeated United States 21-14 in the semi-final thanks to Joe Nayacavou's try with the final play of the game.

Braves acquire Matt Adams from Cardinals

The trade will open up immediate playing time for Adams, who is slashing.292/.340/.396 through 53 plate appearances this season. I can't say enough and thank the Cardinals enough for the opportunities that they gave me and the trust they had in me.

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola says he felt 'helpless' in Saturday's bad wreck

When his vehicle slammed into Joey Logano's on Lap 200 of last Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, Aric Almirola felt as if he had a sharp pain in his back. "I was obviously in a very vulnerable situation, and I'm disappointed, to say the least". "I think this is going to be really cool", Patrick said.

Hawks Offered Huge Trade Package For Paul George At Trade

The league's All-NBA teams for the 2016-2017 regular season did not include Paul George of the Indiana Pacers or Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, which hampers their teams ability to offer them as big of a deal as they could have if their starts would have earned the recognition.

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

Harry Kane has scored almost a goal a game for Tottenham Hotspur this season . Tottenham face Hull at the KCOM Stadium in their final game of the season where the 17-time England worldwide will look to add more goals to his tally and secure his hold on the Golden Boot.

Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Pillar was angry at Jason Motte for allegedly quick-pitching him to get a strikeout that ended the seventh inning in Atlanta's 8-4 victory Wednesday night. The Braves are looking for help at first base after losing Freddie Freeman for about 10 weeks due to a broken left wrist. These players need to remember that they are role models, and frankly, it's not okay to model that kind of behaviour at any time, heat of the moment or not.

Harden, James top All-NBA team

That could hasten their departures from their current clubs, since other teams will be positioned make more lucrative contract offers in free agency. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup

NOTES: The Cavaliers went 10-0 to open the playoffs in 2016 and, with their Game 3 win Friday, are 7-0 to open the playoffs this season. The Cavaliers took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and took command of the game with a 20-3 run.

'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

A two-part interview with Jenkins-Hernandez is scheduled to air on the " Dr. Phil " show on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16. She said he was upbeat in their last telephone conversation before he was found hanged and there was no indication he was suicidal.

Thomas eager to write new chapter in book of Isaiah

This was the first win by a home team facing elimination on its court in these National Basketball Association playoffs. While NBA players often deny paying attention to such head games by opposing teams, John Wall was refreshingly candid after Game 6 about his level of awareness.

Cavaliers jerseys to have Goodyear logo next season

Goodyear and the Cavs also announced they will be partnering to donate one million dollars to STEM programs in Akron and Cleveland schools. For instance, the Philadelphia 76ers' partnership with StubHub and the Sacramento Kings' jersey patch deal with Blue Diamond reportedly are worth about $5 million annually.

Ajax reach Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon

Except in the last ten minutes, when they were down to ten men and Lyon needed only one goal for the extra time , Ajax had no more reason left to act out their passive role. "It is a cruel disappointment", he said . Midfielder: Maxime Gonalons ( Lyon ) One of the key cogs in a splendid display from Lyon , the captain was at the heart of everything for the valiant - if eventually thwarted - French side.

Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday

Aaron Judge followed with his major league-leading 14th homer, a 441-foot drive off the padding above the center-field restaurant behind Monument Park, where a plaque honoring Jeter was to be unveiled during the ceremony before the night game.

Younis sign off quietly as Windies take control

Shai Hope joined opener Kragg Brathwaite, and the latter looked unbreakable on sentry duty. Following the tedium of the first three days, which saw a total of 15 wickets falling, ten have been lost in just two sessions on this penultimate day, heightening the prospect of a tense last-day finish with both sides seeking a series victory.

Halep eyes second straight Madrid title after downing Sevastova

Momentum swung backwards and forwards during a marathon opening set on Estadio Manolo Santana . The last two encounters on the clay for Anastasija Sevastova against Simona Halep have not been anything the Latvian would like to dwell on, but she was the one who started though more positive with even a smile in the first game while Halep was the one that looked on edge with two double faults in her first game.

Sakho up for Palace award

Since then, Sam Allardyce's side have been beaten by Burnley and Manchester City and are still not mathematically safe from relegation. I've said: 'How many opportunities do you want? Hull slipped back into the drop zone following last week's home defeat to Sunderland and travel to relegation rivals Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: Of course I want to stay here

We lost because we didn't score and we had great chances to score before them. It was important because we lost at Tottenham - that didn't happen many times. After that, United are expected to be missing Luke Shaw and will be without Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Andy Murray 'concerned' after another early exit

German Alexander Zverev also reached the last eight by beating Czech Tomas Berdych and will play Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, while Coric will play Dominic Thiem, who lost the Barcelona Open final to Nadal last month. "I made a lot of unforced errors and I also didn't find any way to make it a more competitive match, so that's the most disappointing thing for me".

Atletico-Madrid rivalry heats up ahead of semifinal

Zidane added: "The injustice would be to not do our best to get to where we are. We'll continue with our same sacrifice, humility and will fight out on the pitch". "We know how to beat them and we'll try to do everything possible to do so". Last week's chastening 3-0 defeat at the Bernabeu left Atletico needing a repeat of their sensational 4-0 win over their fierce local rivals in La Liga in 2015 to prevent a fourth straight European defeat by Real side who have not lost by more than ...

John Wall Confident Wizards Can Win Series, Isaiah Thomas Talks Refs Postgame

Playoff caliber teams can get embarrassed every once in a while but what's happening to the Celtics is inexcusable in any context. Still, the Wizards should have more confidence after winning two games by a combined 46 points. He has averaged 6.3 points and 2.6 rebounds off the bench for Wizards this playoffs while completing 40 percent of his 3-pointers. Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder were held scoreless and Al Horford had just two points.

Matt Harvey rejoins Mets after 3-day suspension

He offered no public explanation for his tardiness, saying he simply "screwed up". When he returned to Citi Field Sunday, the Mets finally put him in his place by suspending him without pay. When all the news goes all against a guy to me, it's all coming from the Mets management. As you would expect, the NY tabloids are all over this story.

Warriors sweep away Jazz to reach Western Conference Finals

But right now, none of that really matters because their season had to go through the Warriors, and there isn't much anyone can do about that. But they met their fate against Warriors, like so many others. It's a recipe for making history. "They have pride as a team and want to get a win at home". The fourth and final game of this series was over from the beginning.

Arsenal loss has focussed Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

They were walking in the streets with their heads low. Today they leave with their scarves. "It's a big club". Owen added: "I think if you asked his teammates they'd probably prefer to play with Rashford up front because he gives them options".

Juventus 1 Torino 1: Last-gasp Higuain strike cancels out Ljajic stunner

Juve coach Allegri, whose side take on Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, was in upbeat mood after the game but acknowledged his side lacked composure in their attacking play. Juventus' Argentinian forward Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain vies with Torino's Italian defender Emiliano Moretti and Torino's Italian midfielder Marco Benassi during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Torino FC at the Juventus stadium in Turin on May 6, 2017 .

Now Barcelona's Neymar has to stand trial for fraud

His arrival from Santos has been a huge success for the Spanish champions on the pitch but a judicial nightmare off it. In a high-profile transfer Neymar left Santos in Brazil in 2013, but ever since he moved the deal has been shrouded in mystery over alleged irregularities.

Blues vs. Predators: Game 4 prediction

The Blues' only goal of the game went in off Alexander Steen's glove on the Blues' first shot of the second period with 7:01 left in the period. Brad Hunt played nine games for the Blues in December and January before the team lost him to Nashville on a waiver claim to the Predators, who proceeded to nearly never use him.

Bison lineman bypassed in National Football League draft, signs as free agent with Packers

We had a fullback, a tight end and sometimes we played with double tight ends and a fullback. "And, Kevin was the guy that we didn't want to lose". They jeered Cincinnati's selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and even Cleveland's pick of Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer.

Capitals win in OT; Penguins lose Crosby to injury

Neither Matt Niskanen nor Alex Ovechkin will receive any discipline and we'll go on our way, comfortable in our attitude that Sidney Crosby's a star who should expect that kind of treatment. Oshie and by Holtby. But a Crosby-sized hole would be a lot to deal with this time of year, even if the Capitals have been spotty and almost collapsed in Game 3.

Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft

On the other end of the line, he was informed the Baltimore Ravens were taking him in the fifth round of the draft . General manager Ozzie Newsome certainly did that. Bowser will have the opportunity to compete with Matt Judon , Za'Darius Smith and fellow rookie Tim Washington (third-round pick from Alabama) for the job.

Sharapova falls in semis on doping comeback

Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam victor and former world number one, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic as the Russian exited her first tournament back from a ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. Titled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on clay tournament in Stuttgart played their first match after a 15-month disqualification. The 21-year-old Kontaveit had already knocked out reigning French Open champion and fifth seed Garbine Muguruza in the ...

Australian Olympic Committee Launches Investigation After Bullying Scandal

Moreover, Coates' ally, the media director Mike Tancred, has been stood down from all AOC duties until bullying allegations against him were resolved. Ms de Jong said Mr Carroll could be put in a hard position should claims of misconduct be made against members of the executive, headed by President John Coates.

Was offered Rs 10 billion to stay silent on Panamagate: Imran

Responding to the allegation, Maryam Nawaz took to twitter and expressed that Imran himself was confused as he named Shahbaz Sharif initially but then turned to a friend of Hamza for the task. "Rs10 billion... If he can offer me this much money, just imagine how much he would offer to others", Imran Khan had said. He elaborated his side of the story by telling that he was offered a bribe through a middle man and not by a phone call, adding that the man who made bribe offer was one of Shehbaz ...

Bayern Munich out to secure last title on offer

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) falls down during a semifinal match of German Cup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in Munich , Germany, on April 26, 2017 . Javi Martinez and Mats Hummels had netted first-half goals for Bayern to cancel out Marco Reus's early strike for Dortmund. Barely half an hour earlier, Dembele had snatched the victor after a Marco Reus-led counter-attack, minutes after teeing up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the equaliser.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

ORIOLES 4, RED SOX 2: In Baltimore , Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off knuckleballer Steven Wright , and Jayson Aquino won his first big league start as Baltimore won its fourth in a row. Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy throws the ball to the plate in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox . Pedroia: "If that was me, we would have hit you the first day".

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

Kevin Spellacy, Conley's attorney, vehemently denied the allegations to WOIO-TV in Cleveland. No charges have been filed, nor has an arrest warrant been issued for Conley. The police later interviewed two people at the hotel room who identified as associates of Conley's. He said his client was never alone with the alleged victim, and he has three witnesses who said he did nothing wrong.

Garrett a No. 1 pick? Sapp says 'No, no, no'

Sapp recently stated that Garrett was "lazy" and disappears in some games, which is the opposite of what Finebaum thinks. While there are plenty of doubters who believe the defensive end will not be successful in the National Football League, former defensive lineman and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp appears to have taken the top spot from ESPN personality Booger McFarland.

Messi hails Clasico win as 'important step' in title race

There was still time for one huge twist in the title race, though, as Sergi Roberto's lung-bursting run led a Barca counter-attack to feed Jordi Alba and his cross was smashed into the corner by Messi. Messi was even left with a bloodied nose after a collision with Marcelo - who had no intention of hurting the Barcelona man - but this did nothing to deter his drive and determination to turn his team's fortunes around.

Mike Gillislee headed to Patriots after Bills decline to match RFA offer

As a result of not matching the Patriots' offer, the Bills receive New England's fifth-round selection, 163rd overall, in this week's draft as compensation. He'll join a stable of running backs including James White , Rex Burkhead , Dion Lewis , D.J. Foster and Brandon Bolden. The Bills assigned Gillislee the original-round restricted free-agent tender, worth $1.797 million for one year.

Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title

Ramos-Vinolas' only title was on outdoor clay in Bastad, Sweden. The final for the first clay ATP 1000 Masters tournament of the season will be played today in Monte Carlo . But here, he seemed in thrall to his compatriot, dropping into the baseline rhythm on which Nadal thrives. "No, it's over there", Goffin tells Mourier, pointing to a mark to the left of the court.

Reinvented Cristiano Ronaldo poised to make decisive Clasico impact against rivals Barcelona

In December, Lewandowski signed a new contract with Bayern which made him the highest-paid player in the Bundesliga on £12.5 million per season, before bonuses. Our team gave it everything, you mustn't forget that some of our players had knocks. There are few players that are always there in the key moments, and the fans will be grateful for what Cristiano has done here.

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

But I mean, really even the homer hit the other way, I mean, you don't see that happen here very often. Sale had to settle for a no-decision but looked good in the Red Sox's 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Blue Jays. "We've watched him pretty closely", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Thames. Peralta got out of the inning on a flyout to right by Aledmys Diaz, bringing his day to an end.