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Sport Formula One: Ferrari's Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 Formula One: Ferrari's Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton declared himself "devastated" after failing to qualify his Mercedes in the top half of the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix . The result left Hamilton 25 points behind drivers' championship leader Sebastian Vettel , who won the race ahead of Ferrari colleague Kimi Raikkonen .

Sport Man United 'in talks' over £36m deal for Perisic
Author: 0 Man United 'in talks' over £36m deal for Perisic

Perisic and Jose Mourinho have held talks, and negotiations between Manchester United and Inter Milan have been going on for a month over a transfer. Inter Milan seem prepared to sell Perisic and are already looking at replacements. He had been heavily linked with PSG in a potential exchange with Angel Di Maria.

Sport Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory
Author: 0 Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

The Formula One series kicks things off with the Monaco Grand Prix . Lewis Hamilton clawed his way up the leaderboard after a disappointing qualifying round saw him start in 13th. Also earlier on Saturday, four-time world champion Vettel dominated the final practice session. "This weekend has been a bit tricky for us", said Bottas, who clocked 1:12.223.

Author: 0 Kerber hoping to avoid early exit at Roland Garros

He has been mixing up his partners since then and results have been better, no more so than at Estoril, Portugal, earlier this month when he and Harrison won the tournament. Coverage of the French Open starts on ITV4 at 9.30am Sunday. Kiki Bertens, a 2016 semifinalist, and Kristina Mladenovic, who came on strong during the clay season, both have a chance to go deep in Paris .

Author: 0 Marouane Fellaini sets headers record in Europa League final

The win in Stockholm also took Mourinho's trophy count with United to three, adding to the Community Shield and League Cup wins, and salvaged a poor domestic season by giving United a passport back into the Champions League . "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice. It was all new for them". "Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happy?" I don't care if we move the ball because then you can be ...

Sport Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500
Author: 0 Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

What's more American than that? Alonso qualified fifth during last Sunday's nine-car shootout, logging a four-lap/10-mile average of 231.300 miles per hour. Ed Carpenter qualified second-fastest and will be on the front row. Helio Castroneves was the last racer to win from the pole itself in 2009. And, along with being on pole, Dixon also has form on his side, with five top-five finishes from five races this year, including three podiums.

Author: 0 Wenger: Cup triumph has no bearing on future

Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season. "I'm proud to have won seven of these cups", Wenger said after the victory. "They played a good game", Courtois said after the game. "You notice the team has suffered, but we are united, we responded".

Author: 0 Conte admits that staying long term at Chelsea hard

They also used the fewest number of players in the division, a feat also achieved by the last two champions - Chelsea in 2015 and Leicester City in 2016. Wenger has been at the helm for six of those triumphs and one more would see the Frenchman on his own with seven wins, surpassing the six won by Aston Villa manager George Ramsay between 1887 and 1920.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas laughs off talk of Celtics being better without him

Following their closeout win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, Griffin said his team performs better when the odds are long. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers played the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals .

Author: 0 Took risk of coming back to Chelsea, says David Luiz

We will start at the back and work our way forward. "It's an awesome season for us, the coach, all the fans and the whole club". The statement included a note that, should Arsenal win the F.A. The Italian tactician has masterminded the Blues' resurgence this season , taking them from a disappointing mid-table finish last term to Premier League champions.

Sport Rooney close to deciding Man United future
Author: 0 Rooney close to deciding Man United future

Speaking at an event in Glasgow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Celtic becoming the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, the Scot hailed Jose Mourinho's side. "I think finishing inside the top four and winning the league was our ambition at the start of the season", he told the club's official website . Winning this trophy means a lot for Man U.

Author: 0 Makarova scores historic Kerber upset at Roland Garros

Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. The French federation then refused to award Maria Sharapova a wild card for the tournament with the Russian on the comeback trail following a 15-month doping suspension.

Author: 0 Bill Laimbeer says LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan

It said everything about who the 2017 Green-and-White were, their dedication to the game and what they represented - and, most importantly, the size of their hearts. In game five, I wonder which LeBron James we will see. "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them".

Author: 0 National Football League owners agree to shorten OT to 10 minutes

The new rule also pleased defensive lineman Chris Jones, who has a few celebration plans of his own. "We are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays". The first took place after week two of pre-season. In a much needed attempt to speed up the game, a 40-second play clock will now start once the official signals a touchdown, and teams will need to get their PAT team on the field quickly if they don't want to be penalized.

Sport Luis Enrique leaves with feeling of mission accomplished
Author: 0 Luis Enrique leaves with feeling of mission accomplished

Rumors and fights with star players aside, it's hard to ask for a more successful tenure, although at Barcelona , anything short of perfection is regarded something of a disappointment. Messi became the all-time top scorer in La Liga in his first campaign under Luis Enrique , which ended with the club's second treble, and finished as the top scorer in Europe's top five leagues with 37 goals this season.

Author: 0 Chelsea cancel Premier League title parade due to security concerns

Recent reports have suggested Chelsea may have to fork out £100million for the Belgian hitman, which would eclipse the world-record for a signing, held by Paul Pogba when he rejoined Manchester United last summer from Juventus. And the former Serie A victor hailed the response of Abramovich, owner of a notoriously itchy trigger finger, during that mini-crisis of the autumn as the Blues now aim to complete a double against Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday .

Sport Predators Restricting Cup Final Tickets To Their TV Viewing Area
Author: 0 Predators Restricting Cup Final Tickets To Their TV Viewing Area

Game 1 will take place on Monday, May 29, at 8 p.m. ET, on NBC at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , Pa. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live. "But this group of players has a will to win as a group more so than any other group I've been around". Conor Sheary broke out with Kunitz on a two-on-one, with Erik Karlsson defending against.

Author: 0 Shane Lowry happy with his opening round 68 at Wentworth

Lee has bounced back nicely after she was disqualified from last weekend's Kingsmill Championship after failing to sign her scorecard. "I saw the scores in the morning and knew it was going to be tough", said Dodt. "When things aren't going your way you have to find another way of getting it around the golf course and I did", Westwood said. I didn't play my best golf , and I didn't hit it very well tee-to-green.

Author: 0 When is the NBA Finals? Schedule, TV times for Warriors-Cavaliers III

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan as the National Basketball Association career points leader in the postseason. The 33-point rout was the worst loss when facing elimination in Celtics history. Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore.

Author: 0 Cavs Back to Finals

It was an inauspicious debut for both James and his new home whites, as the Cavaliers brought back their classic wine and gold color scheme (with navy trim) for the first time since the early '80s. We made a lot of mistakes you don't make at this stage and they capitalized. For James, the Finals are an annual rite. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is next Thursday between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors .

Author: 0 Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win

Alonso recognizes his rookie status at the Speedway. Dixon is still looking for his first win this year and starts the race on the pole position . His experience on road courses won't help him on the Indy oval, but he's still regarded as one of the favorites at +800.

Author: 0 World number one Angelique Kerber beaten in French Open first round

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic's coach Jiri Vanek, second left, other staff members support Kvitova as she plays Julia Boserup, of the U.S, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Rol. Kvitova also consulted with a hand specialist in the French city of Grenoble every month and she started practicing with a racket at the end of March.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Buckle up for Cavs-Warriors 3.0

Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.

Author: 0 LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA playoffs leading scorer

The 2016 champion Cavs will battle the 2015 champion Warriors for the third straight year. "We all need to soak this up". While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. No one has scored more points against any team in the playoffs than James has against the Celtics over the past 10 years. It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed.

Author: 0 Predators lose injured C Ryan Johansen for rest of playoffs

Johansen has helped spark the playoff run of the Predators, who are one victory shy of Nashville's first trip to the Stanley Cup finals . Jonathan Bernier made 16 saves for the Ducks. Forsberg has scored two third-period goals, equalizers in Games 3 and 4, and he added the primary assist on the potentially series-swinging, final-frame goal in Game 5.

Sport Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Crosby had a goal, an assist and five shots as the Pens downed the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night, evening the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final at two games apiece with Game 5 ahead in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Senators beat Fleury four times on just nine shots, with all four goals coming from in close . Bobby Ryan eventually gained possession down low and found Methot with a crafty pass.

Author: 0 LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. They opened 10-0 last season en route to their first National Basketball Association title. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year".

Sport It's not luck: Celtics earn top pick in National Basketball Association draft
Author: 0 It's not luck: Celtics earn top pick in National Basketball Association draft

The New York Knicks (31-51 in 2016-17) had a slight chance to finally get lucky at the NBA Draft Lottery last night with a 5.3% chance of being awarded the top pick in the upcoming draft. The Nuggets have never moved up in the draft lottery in 15 appearances. On the other hand, they have fallen in the lottery a total of six times while remaining in their original spot on seven occasions.

Author: 0 James passes Jordan record

They've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP . If you don't have the time to tune in live, you can also find "Ximo Pierto" on YouTube and watch 10-minute highlights videos, as well as interviews and other National Basketball Association content shortly after the end of the game, and that is a completely free option.

Author: 0 Cavs again return to Finals

LeBron will enter The Finals with 5,995 playoff points, eight more than Jordan and almost 2,000 ahead of the closest active player (Tony Parker). The Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn't there Thursday night.

Author: 0 Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open

THE French Open might not be at Rafael Nadal's mercy after all - not if Andre Agassi has anything to do with it. For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men sitting at Nos. "I know I need to be ready since the beginning, because I have a tough opponent in the first round ", Nadal said. Should the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray falter, then the much-hyped #NextGen, featuring the likes of Zverev and 2016 semi-finalist ...

Author: 0 Brewers OF Ryan Braun faces longer DL stint for calf injury

NOTES: Brewers OF Ryan Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, just five days after he was activated . C Manny Pina (left elbow) was available to pinch hit Friday. Braun made a running catch of Owings flyball to left in the third inning. "Same calf, same situation", Braun told reporters after the contest. Each manager challenged a call.

Sport No Wimbledon wildcard for Maria Sharapova
Author: 0 No Wimbledon wildcard for Maria Sharapova

Sharapova has moved to prevent a similar scenario happening at Wimbledon , announcing that she will take part in the preliminary rounds at Roehampton in the week leading up to the main tournament. She would have been amongst the contenders to get the wildcard from Wimbledon's wildcard committee which will meet on June 20. Shortly thereafter, Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the Italian Open in the middle of her second-round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni due to a thigh injury.

Sport Late Rogic magic seals Celtic's unbeaten treble
Author: 0 Late Rogic magic seals Celtic's unbeaten treble

Hoops captain Brown said: "It's incredible". "There were chances, both keepers made great saves and good saves and when it's slugging it out there is sometimes that lucky punch or that killer punch and today I think Rogic produced a bit of class.

Sport FA Cup Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal final SOS
Author: 0 FA Cup Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal final SOS

Why [should it]? I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday. While the Frenchman continues to be targeted by the vociferous "Wenger Out" brigade, Arsenal's recent form means they approach the game with something of a spring in their step.

Sport Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win
Author: 0 Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win

A stoppage time strike from Australian global Tom Rogic saw Celtic come from behind to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 to lift the Scottish Cup and seal a historic domestic treble the hard way. "It think in the first half we weren't playing too well and Kieran has been a massive part of what we've done this season so it was unfortunate to see him go off".

Sport Champions Trophy 2017: Team India lands in London
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Team India lands in London

It will grab a lot of eye balls. "But now we are a balanced side", he said. "So right now, I think the mindset is very similar to go out there and enjoy our cricket which we have done in past couple of years and in Test cricket we have been able to reach the top with that mindset", Kohli said.

Author: 0 Manchester United 'to offer Jose Mourinho five-year deal'

Through what is now widely referred to as the "Cruyff Revolution" in 2011, the Netherlands great attempted to halt the decline of Ajax by bringing back some of its leading former players " including Marc Overmars, Edwin van der Sar, Wim Jonk " in various capacities to run the club and making youth players the cornerstone of the team.

Sport Boston Celtics Pull Off Historic Comeback Against James, Cavaliers
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Pull Off Historic Comeback Against James, Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . Despite the off-night, James is still averaging 32.2 points a game in the playoffs. "In the back of my mind, I thought, 'They can't tie up the series, '" he said.

Author: 0 Down with fever, Yuvraj will miss opening warm-up game vs NZ

A Tamim Iqbal century led Bangladesh to 341 for 7, but Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali slammed 93 in just 6.5 overs in the ninth-wicket to give Pakistan a two-wicket victory in a warm-up game on Saturday. 'I am very excited to be playing as captain in my first major ICC competition , ' he said. Junaid also heaped praise on ODI skipper Sarfraz Ahmed , who will be captaining Pakistan in an International Cricket Council (ICC) event for the first time in his career.

Sport NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1
Author: 0 NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

Now, the Warriors did manage to cover the 6.5-point spread in Game 2 versus the Cavaliers last season, winning a 110-77 rout, but fell ATS in Game 2 of the 2015 finals, losing 95-93 to LeBron James & Co.as 7.5-point home chalk. The Celtics now have the credit of bringing the Cavaliers streak to an end. But against the Cavaliers - especially if the Warriors decide to go small and Cleveland leaves a big man on Iguodala - he must occasionally make them pay with a 3.

Sport Cesc Fabregas unhappy at missing out on FA Cup final starting spot
Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas unhappy at missing out on FA Cup final starting spot

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey. But once the game starts, and you're a fan, you stand behind the team. " Victor Moses doesn't need to apologise". And if so, will it be Wenger's last game at Arsenal? And here at Wembley, he answered the critics eloquently as Arsenal delivered an outstanding performance in an enthralling final ...

Sport Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final
Author: 0 Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final

Chris Kunitz on Thursday scored 5 minutes, 9 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over Ottawa to book their spot in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators . This year it is the same thing, but even more exaggerated. "It is tough. I think it's happened all series ", Sheary said. And it also happened to be the first time Kunitz had scored a game-winning goal since April 18, 2015 - which also came in the form of an overtime ...

Author: 0 North Korea tested new-type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system

The North's KCNA news agency reported that Kim oversaw "the successful test " at an unspecified time and place, as is customary with Pyongyang's official media, although Saturday was likely given the sequence of recent events. correspondents that the government will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country.

Author: 0 James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

The Celtics have carved out their path as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference over the next few seasons. but for now, James and the Cavaliers certainly aren't going anywhere. "I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '". The Warriors, who beat Cleveland for the crown in 2015, swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals and host game one of the championship series in Oakland next Thursday.

Sport FA Cup final: Alan Shearer on Arsenal's win & Chelsea's disappointment
Author: 0 FA Cup final: Alan Shearer on Arsenal's win & Chelsea's disappointment

But Wenger reacted by sending on Olivier Giroud and within a minute of coming on for Welbeck, he crossed from the byline on the left and Ramsey charged in to net the victor with a stooping header. Overall, Sanchez has been involved in an impressive 45 goals in 51 appearances for Arsenal this season . "The most important thing is the team didn't win", he said.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving praises Celtics, Isaiah Thomas following Game 5 victory

And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set. Now he's four wins away from winning his first National Basketball Association championship. Fast forward a year later, and the Cavs are again headed back to the Bay Area to take on Curry and the Warriors to try and repeat as National Basketball Association champions.

Sport Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup
Author: 0 Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Victory was rich vindication for Wenger , whose Arsenal future is due to be decided in a board meeting on Tuesday, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure. While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph.

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