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Author: 0 Jose Mourinho will listen to offers for Chris Smalling this summer

Smalling may no longer be considered good enough for United, but with 30 England caps to his name the 27-year-old would be the ideal candidate to improve a creaking Leicester back line. "Are they entertaining? Are they a nice side to watch?" It is said that Smalling is considered to be behind Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and the now injured Marcos Rojo in the long-term defensive picture, even though he is expected to start this week's Europa League final alongside Daley Blind.

Sport Petr Cech at ease with missing out on the Champions League
Author: 0 Petr Cech at ease with missing out on the Champions League

Although the change in tactics has inspired some brilliant performances from Arsenal recently, Wenger has conceded that it was too little to late in their bid for a top four finish. United's Josh Harrop, 21, scored the opening goal against Palace on his league debut while 16-year-old substitute Angel Gomes became the youngest player to feature for the Old Trafford club in the Premier League era.

Author: 0 Conte warns of 'real danger' against Arsenal

With the title already wrapped up, Chelsea's biggest motivation going into the final game of the season was to cement a 30-win record on their books. And Conte has called on the fans to "enjoy the moment", ahead of next weekend's FA Cup final against Arsenal . The nadir of Arsenal's season wasn't so much the slow death of their Premier League title hopes - after all, everyone suspected Chelsea had things wrapped up before the turn of the year.

Sport Hoffman goal helps Sens force Game 7 vs. Penguins
Author: 0 Hoffman goal helps Sens force Game 7 vs. Penguins

There's no cause for players casually flipping the puck behind their backs in their own zone, failing to clear the puck and giving the Penguins easy shots. “Its not going to go 16 games in a row perfectly, ” he said. Despite this, you can still get tickets for Tuesday's Game 6. “The first three games, he was outstanding, ” Boucher said.

Sport NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety
Author: 0 NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

He noted a number of coaches said they expect a more aggressive approach to scoring with the shorter extra period. This change is primarily meant to address player safety, as additional snaps could provide more opportunities for injury or concussion.

Author: 0 Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. "That's what I always think (with) people of his stature or people like him". If it was going to happen, let it happen now; let us regroup. Using the 2017 postseason as the sample size, there's more to suggest that James will come back strong in Game 4 than have another off ...

Author: 0 Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 comeback, win

On nights when James proves human, the Cavs need more from their defense and other scorers. "What did you do?" Thomas going down should have been the blow to the team that downed them until next fall. "I'm not going to be critical of the best player in the world". Smith asked. "For me it really would depend on if those two are really available". Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds Tuesday.

Sport Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell
Author: 0 Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

Whereas happy with his own performance, Dixon believes that had he not had his crash on Saturday, Sebastien Bourdais would have been in with a shout of beating his time , but the Frenchman will miss the event due to injury. In a statement, Chip Ganassi Racing said Dixon and Franchitti would refrain from making comments so Scott could focus on the upcoming Indianapolis 500 .

Sport Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles
Author: 0 Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles

Hughes took the loss in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. It started off the way that many Twins' fans feared it would. In his last appearance, he gave up a career-high six runs on eight hits over six innings against the Tigers. Before Carter's key plays, Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius homered off Kansas City left-hander Jason Vargas (5-3). Gibson also got the win. They've continued their steady campaign by posting a 10-7 mark thus far in May, and have really impressed on the road ...

Author: 0 Mourinho leads Man Utd on tour of Friends Arena

Manchester United may be favourites to win the 2017 UEFA Europa League final , but their midfielder Juan Mata feels that the Dutch side Ajax are no pushovers and will give the Red Devils a stiff test in Stockholm on Wednesday. On the eve of the Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax , Jose Mourinho said the "hearts and minds" of everyone at Manchester United are with those affected.

Sport Jermain Defoe Reportedly Agrees £130k-A-Week Deal With Premier League Club
Author: 0 Jermain Defoe Reportedly Agrees £130k-A-Week Deal With Premier League Club

Defoe joined Sunderland in January 2015 after a spell at Toronto FC and he was persuaded in the summer of previous year by Sam Allardyce, the club's manager at the time, to extend his contract. Defoe spent time on loan at Bournemouth at the start of his career, scoring 18 times in one season. Defoe earned himself a recall to the national side in March this year after hitting form for Sunderland .

Sport Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Vacated
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Vacated

According to Wetzel, the state prosecutor is arguing the fact that Hernandez likely killed himself to get his original conviction thrown out to the financial benefit of his girlfriend and daughter. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez's suicide was a calculated move. This will be appealed to a higher court, so there is more to be done and it will likely take years to figure all this out.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn says Labour's 'message is getting through' to voters

Kezia Dugdale, leader of Scottish Labour, warned councillors in Britain's oil capital they would be in breach of the rules if they went ahead with the extraordinary plan to hook up with the Tories. Ms Dugdale was speaking ahead of a major campaign speech in Glasgow, where she will appeal to voters in Scotland who backed remaining in the European Union and the UK.

Sport Gregorius, Gardner and Carter homer, Yankees beat Royals 4-2
Author: 0 Gregorius, Gardner and Carter homer, Yankees beat Royals 4-2

Carter's third home run ended an 0-for-14 skid. Adam Warren was on to protect a 3-2 lead in the seventh when the pivotal play occurred. The left-hander allowed a homer to Aaron Hicks on his fastball in the fourth and a homer to Chris Carter on his breaking ball in the fifth but kept the deficit at 2-0 by working out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth.

Author: 0 Arsenal reduce Europa League ticket prices after Champions League failure

Liverpool , who secured fourth spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday, have not won a major trophy since their League Cup triumph five years ago. With the increased influence of having won his maiden Premier League title, Conte has insisted that his top striker is essential to his team going forward.

Sport Barcelona should have won La Liga instead of Real Madrid - ex-striker
Author: 0 Barcelona should have won La Liga instead of Real Madrid - ex-striker

Madrid entered the last round needing a draw to make certain of avoiding its worst title drought since the 1980s and keep Barcelona from its third straight championship. In an on-pitch interview reported by Marca , Zidane said: "It was very important (to win the league)". There are no words to define how I feel now", "When you're the Real Madrid coach you know that expectations are very high but I like that.

Sport Arsenal 0-2 Manchester United - Player Ratings
Author: 0 Arsenal 0-2 Manchester United - Player Ratings

For all of United manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match bluster about fielding a weakened team, his only concession to youth in eight changes from his midweek Europa League team was 19-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe , who made his Premier League debut.

Author: 0 No such thing as garbage time for Cleveland Cavaliers

However, it is also no secret that Thomas is one of the primary reasons that the Celtics are the number one seed, and are in the Eastern Conference Finals . "We had opportunities. It is what it is". Cleveland not only surrendered a 21-point lead in but blew chances to set a play-off record for consecutive wins (14), dating to Game Five of last year's National Basketball Association finals, and to become the fourth team in history to start the playoffs 11-0.

Sport 14 drivers who have earned playoff points after Kansas Speedway
Author: 0 14 drivers who have earned playoff points after Kansas Speedway

Larson, one of the rising stars of NASCAR , has led the points standings since the fifth race, when he won at Fontana. "Awesome day. Awesome weekend", said an overjoyed Truex. I hope he's doing well. "I hope Aric is alright", Logano said. That's the last thing you want to see, a big hit like that for anyone. It's unfortunate for everyone.

Sport Europa League final has lost its 'glow,' says Ajax coach
Author: 0 Europa League final has lost its 'glow,' says Ajax coach

Manchester United have had a long, hard season but the prospect of winning a European trophy and booking a spot in next season's Champions League will be enough to revitalise exhausted minds and bodies for one more match, midfielder Juan Mata has said.

Author: 0 Arsenal fans protest against Stan Kroenke, but Wenger reaction will infuriate them

Arsenal launched an appeal against the decision of referee Michael Oliver but the Football Association rejected the club's plea on Tuesday. Middlesbrough's caretaker manager said: 'It was a definite penalty. And some other reasons that I will talk about another day. Goals by Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sealed victory for Arsenal on Sunday but they now have a defensive headache for next week's Wembley final against Chelsea .

Author: 0 Warriors roll to NBA Finals undefeated in postseason

Ginobili struggled in the Finals and was coming off one of the worst playoff performances in his career when Gregg Popovich chose to start him for the first time all season. So, it was great. Spurs fans were saying goodbye, but did not want to let go of the star who helped San Antonio win four of its five NBA Championships with his dynamic play.

Sport Jang rescinding LPGA Tour membership to return to KLPGA
Author: 0 Jang rescinding LPGA Tour membership to return to KLPGA

Jang, 25, has won four LPGA titles since joining the American-based tour in 2015, including the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in February. "The reason I've chose to come back (to the LPGA of Korea Tour) is that I've found something more precious than golf", said Ha Na, who credits her father as the person who has most influenced her career.

Author: 0 Arsenal fans' message for Arsene Wenger

Wenger's contract expires this summer, with a decision set to be made after Arsenal's involvement in the FA Cup Final on 27 May, where they will take on Chelsea . Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp on Sunday expressed his pride after his side sealed a top-four finish in the English Premier League that had looked doubtful after a awful loss of form in January.

Sport Celtics pip Cavs with National Basketball Association buzzer-beater
Author: 0 Celtics pip Cavs with National Basketball Association buzzer-beater

On his way to the postgame news conference, the superstar got into an exchange with a fan who heckled him about his rough night. "What did you do?" He he then scolded the reporter for only "asking questions" when they lose. "In this moment when we needed him the most, he made huge shots", Stevens said. "Our guys are itching to play", he said. "You move on and hopefully be better the next game".

Author: 0 Arsenal win but miss Champions League

Coutinho, 24, has enjoyed an impressive season with Liverpool , scoring 13 goals and recording seven assists in the Premier League to help the club secure Champions League qualification. Do you think I will sit with [sporting director] Michael Edwards and say 'What do you think? Now we have to make decisions. "If you want, usually at the end of the season you're kind of exhausted, but I could start - and don't tell the players this - tomorrow because I'm already looking forward to ...

Author: 0 Chelsea to escape Premier League sanction over John Terry substitution debacle

ANTONIO CONTE has received another boost ahead of Chelsea's attempt to complete the Double with an FA Cup win over Arsenal on Saturday; the manager of year award. Then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho explained Drogba's early substitution was due to a knee injury and had the approval of Dick Advocaat, who had steered Sunderland to safety that season.

Author: 0 Could Notts County be the first club to play Tottenham Hotspur…

Spurs are building a new £800m ground next to White Hart Lane , so have to go to the national stadium next season - where they lost two and drew one of their four "home" games in Europe this season. Following an emotional post match ceremony, White Hart Lane will be demolished today as the new stadium takes another step to completion in time for the 2018/2019 season.

Author: 0 Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal

They finished with 75 points, four better than past year when they came second, but managed only two wins from 10 against the top six. Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 despite his dismissal, but his confirmed absence is a further disappointment for manager Arsene Wenger , who also has fitness concerns over fellow defenders Gabriel Paulista and Shkodran Mustafi.

Sport Patty Mills' Spurs tumble out of National Basketball Association playoffs
Author: 0 Patty Mills' Spurs tumble out of National Basketball Association playoffs

Durant, who attracted controversy after his blockbuster move from Oklahoma City Thunder previous year to the Warriors, was delighted to be back in the NBA Finals once again. Leonard, a first-team All-NBA selection this season, has been sidelined with since aggravating a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Game 1 of the series.

Sport NFL to allow some flair in touchdown celebrations
Author: 0 NFL to allow some flair in touchdown celebrations

Obviously, player safety is very important to the NFL . National Football League owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes to address coaches' concerns too many players were exhausted and risking injuries at the end of the extra period.

Author: 0 Arsenal victory in vain as top-four hopes end

Arsenal (from): Cech, Ospina, Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel , Mustafi, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Iwobi, Sanchez, Perez, Welbeck, Giroud. "At the moment I think we should focus on short term and what's going on on Sunday and in the cup final". Arsenal now prepare for their FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.

Author: 0 Kyle Larson takes poles for NASCAR All-Star race

The 70-lap event was highlighted in the final 10-lap run for a payout of $200,000. We just didn't have it there at the end. The damn rule book is too thick. Denny Hamlin was the first in 2011. Johnson led 18 of the 20 laps in the third segment after passing Ryan Blaney , who got the lead by taking only two tires.

Author: 0 Chelsea shine, Pep and Mourinho flop as Wenger suffers nightmare season

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... More specifically, Terry revealed that following the game at Wembley on Saturday he will be taking a week's holiday which is when intends to make the decision on his future. Nigeria worldwide, Victor Moses , has declared that he is keen to win a domestic double with Chelsea this season. Dozens of small children in Chelsea kit, the sons and daughters of the players and staff, joined the festivities as players sprayed Conte with ...

Author: 0 City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

Wenger, 67, said earlier this year he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions. "But today we had absolutely no defenders, I would like to see which team could do better", he said. "In terms of how many times Man City have been in Europe, we can not compare against Liverpool , Manchester United , Arsenal or Chelsea ".

Sport I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son
Author: 0 I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son

Victor Wanyama earned praise as a big game player after a masterful display against Manchester United in which he capped with a bullet header that opened Tottenham's account on their 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after delivering United's last league title, United's net transfer spending has been around 350 million pounds ($450 million).

Author: 0 Predators looking to clinch series on home ice Monday

We've proven that time after time", Bieksa said. Rakell led the Ducks with 33 goals this season and has added another seven in the playoffs but Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said he "wasn't ready to skate today". "And we find ourselves back here in a situation where we can, we've gotta do it again". With the chance to go to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, the fan base will likely be the loudest they have ever been.

Author: 0 Football Association launch betting probe into John Terry substitution

The Premier League-winning manager has only won the LMA award six times: four times by Sir Alex Ferguson, twice by Arsene Wenger and once by Claudio Ranieri. Antonio Conte and N'Golo Kante earned similar honours two months ago at the London Football Awards. "I want to thank people for voting for me".

Author: 0 Sturridge and Coutinho happy to stay

That meant Arsenal missed out on a place in Europe's elite and highly lucrative Champions League for the first time in 20 years under veteran boss Wenger. But he will be missing Laurent Koscielny after the French centre-back was sent off for a rash challenge on Enner Valencia and also expects to be without Gabriel , who was stretchered off with a knee injury.

Sport Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers, Rockies beat Phillies 8-2
Author: 0 Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers, Rockies beat Phillies 8-2

Now they will turn to another rookie to try to keep the momentum going. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA three appearances with two starts for Colorado this season. "I think I just see the ball good", Blackmon said. Losers in 17 of their last 21 games, the Phillies have found their lowest of lows in an endless season.

Author: 0 Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Game 5 of the series is Thursday in Boston. With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter.

Author: 0 I'm Not A Saint - Cristiano Ronaldo

The results put Madrid on course for a double this season as they are set to face Juventus in the final of the UEFA Champions League with Ronaldo now in the best form of his career and on the way to yet another Baloon d'Or. However, three points was not enough as Zinedine Zidane's men defeated Malaga 2 -0 at the La Rosaleda to claim his first La Liga title for the first time as a manager and also for the first time for Real in five years.

Sport Sweden beats Canada on penalties to win ice hockey worlds
Author: 0 Sweden beats Canada on penalties to win ice hockey worlds

Backstrom, Sweden's second shooter in the shootout, beat Canadian goaltender Calvin Pickard low to the stick side and Oliver Ekman-Larsson caught Pickard moving on Sweden's next attempt to go up 2-0. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said Gibson wants to play in Game 6, but will be re-evaluated. Sean Couturier made sure with an empty net goal. "I wasn't really friends with the puck there in the second period".

Sport Madrid eliminates Atletico, reaches Champions League final
Author: 0 Madrid eliminates Atletico, reaches Champions League final

Midfielder Saul Niguez put Atletico ahead by smashing a header as early as in the 12th minute of the match before Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty into a goal to double the side's lead. Atletico are well-stocked in Godin's position at centre-back thanks to Gimenez, Hernandez and Stefan Savic and the Uruguayan still has a few more years at the top left in him.

Author: 0 Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

I can guarantee one thing about Tuesday night's Game 4: That won't happen again. It was Boston's first outing since star guard Isaiah Thomas was shut down with a hip injury, and the Celtics showed they're capable counter-punchers. The Celtics believe their defense had a lot to do with that, although James said Boston didn't defend him any differently than when he scored 30 points in just 33 minutes in Game 2 .

Sport Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep lead in Eastern Conference Finals
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep lead in Eastern Conference Finals

On his way to the postgame news conference, the superstar got into an exchange with a fan who heckled him about his rough night. "What did you do?" "In the back of my mind, I thought, 'They can't tie up the series,"' he said. "He's such an unselfish player", Stevens said. He's clearly not going to play. "I won't try to convince him one way or the other. I don't know what to say other than he's a handful".

Author: 0 Be regulars in Champs League, urges Klopp

Wenger said earlier this year that he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions. While his 2016-17 was interrupted by injury, Coutinho finished the campaign with 13 goals and seven assists to his name and looks forward to replicating these antics as Liverpool return to Europe's showcase tournament.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh dominates in Game 5 win

Winger Bobby Ryan scored at 4:59 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference final at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. "Those are two separate things". And there were still two periods to play. It remains to be seen what the health ramifications are for Wilson . Wilson isn't hurt, per Mike Sullivan today after a very optional practice.

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