Sport Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new head coach
Author: 0 Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new head coach

Barcelona will have to make some smart buys this summer, but Valverde will also have to change the system to either hide some of the team's weaknesses or leverage the talents of any additions. Incoming Barca boss Ernesto Valverde worked with Herrera at Athletic Bilbao and is keen to add some steel to his new side's midfield. He has had two spells as coach at both Athletic Club Bilbao and Greek team Olympiacos as well as having coached at Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia.

Author: 0 Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk

As the Brooklyn Nets give the Boston Celtics lottery pick after lottery pick for the trade that brought Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a team that already had Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, they have no choice but to remember that bundling up talent on paper doesn't always work.

Author: 0 Andretti cursed as driver but golden as owner

The margin of victory was just over 0.2 seconds and served as redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti (fran-KEE'-tee) on the final lap of the 2012 race. Castroneves - going for a record-tying fourth Indy win - brought the crowd to its feet when he pushed his Chevrolet past Max Chilton with six laps to go.

Author: 0 India beats Kiwis by 45 runs

Ronchi will stay on in England after the Champions Trophy to play in the Natwest T20 Blast for Leicestershire having replaced suspended Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan as their overseas professional. He has not played 50-over cricket for India since the World Cup semi-final in Sydney, back in 2015. The warm-up match will provide both teams much-needed time to prepare themselves before the main tournament.

Sport Gunther Steiner: 'Fernando Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt Formula 1'
Author: 0 Gunther Steiner: 'Fernando Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt Formula 1'

So it's a fast vehicle, it's a good machine, I've worked with some of his mechanics in the past. "While they were ordering with their windows down two guys approached at gun point, they held a gun at Dixon's head and asked him for his wallet and his phone", Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star.

Author: 0 Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight

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. They lost the first two games of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers and won in seven games, and have tied the conference final twice before when trailing.

Author: 0 Dillon posts victory in Coca-Cola 600

Fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon were second and third, respectively. It was about being the No. He assumed the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas with two laps remaining. If I had known that a little bit earlier, I could have made up that extra lap.

Author: 0 Langer wins record 9th senior major — Sunday's roundup

For the eighth time in 78 editions of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship , a pair of World Golf Hall-of-Famers finished the Championship in first and solo second, as Bernhard Langer edged Vijay Singh by a single shot. According to Golf Digest, getting credit for nine senior majors would not only keep the South African tied for the most, but his claim to achieving the career senior Grand Slam is based on having won the Senior Open Championship .

Author: 0 Nashville used to opening the show on the road

I've had some trouble picking this year's bracket. "I was there at his Cup party". With an opportunity to add to their respective legacies, Malkin and Crosby now face Nashville's four horsemen. The Game One is our strength. And then there's the ridiculous play of Pekka Rinne . "We know that Nashville has a much different identity than Ottawa", Sullivan said.

Author: 0 Dean & Deluca Invitational: Kevin Kisner Wins Second PGA Tour Title

Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner are tied for fourth at six under. You get short-sighted at Colonial with the wind blowing, it's impossible to get it up and down. "He's caddied for me before". That's the "getting stronger as the weekend goes on" that we're used to from Spieth. "I let Damon down today". Simpson, who began the day at 9 under, could not expand his lead on the front nine, where he had a birdie and a bogey.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers aim to stop Boston Celtics' momentum

Irving took over the game in the second half and finished with 42 points despite a tender ankle, LeBron James added 34 and the Cavaliers moved one win from an nearly inevitable third date in the NBA Finals with the Warriors by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Author: 0 Spence Stops Brook, Remains Unbeaten — Showtime Boxing Results

One of the biggest stories heading into the fight was whether or not Brook's surgically-repaired right eye can handle Spence's power. Spence was ahead on the scorecard of all three judges, before the referee brought the bout to a halt in the 11th round after Brook succumbed to an eye injury.

Author: 0 Scott Dixon's boss makes light of Taco Bell gunpoint robbery

Dixon's long-time team boss Chip Ganassi made a joke of the ordeal on Twitter, saying " There goes that Taco Bell sponsorship we were working on I guess ". He took risks with his qualifying vehicle - ESPN reports Dixon's engineer tinkered with the car's trim - which allowed him to post a four-lap average of 232.164 miles per hour, the best qualifying time at the legendary race in 21 years.

Author: 0 Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want

The Europa League adds to the League Cup title they won back in February, and although their Premier League adventure was disappointing - Mourinho's men could muster a sixth place finish - the Portuguese boss will likely be satisfied with his debut season in the Old Trafford hotseat.

Author: 0 Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory

Let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future". FA Cup semi-final - Mertesacker scored a crucial equaliser in the Gunners' 2013/14 semi-final victory over Wigan Athletic, but was forced off through injury against Reading a year later.

Author: 0 Draymond Green thinks Warriors-Cavaliers is great for the league

Already, the back-and-forth is underway. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown , when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well. The Golden State Warriors have a historically talented roster and are now undefeated in the playoffs. The 40-year-old Lue was rewarded with a contract extension after the Cavs' championship run last June for the city's first major sports title in 52 years.

Author: 0 The opening NBA Finals odds don't make sense

In the postgame trophy presentation backstage, James spent most of it lingering in the background as his teammates celebrated. "I'm just happy and blessed that when I made a decision to come back that I was able to help him blossom, I guess, because he gets to play in games that he's always been built for".

Author: 0 Wenger: FA Cup win my presentation for new deal

But the Serbian struggled in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley , with Clarke saying Cesc Fabregas should have started in instead. Arsenal were unfortunate not to hold a more authoritative lead than 1-0 at half-time after a scintillating showing, even allowing for questions over handball and offside associated with Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener.

Sport Giants press Panik button against Cubs
Author: 0 Giants press Panik button against Cubs

Manager Joe Maddon likes it when his young pitchers work deep into games. "We take account of what happens, we take account of the good and the bad, and then we've got to get ready for the next series". Lester retired the side in order in the ninth, getting Christian Arroyo to foul out to left on his 99th pitch for the final out. "The one thing that I really like about the team is we (never) lost confidence", catcher Miguel Montero said.

Author: 0 Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid

The Red Devils have always been linked with a move for the player prior to his move to the Spanish giants and will be looking to make a move for the man if he is willing to leave the stadium. "I have played fewer games than in previous seasons, and that showed at the end - we have managed it more intelligently". "We've developed more positivity and conviction".

Author: 0 No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli

We ended up winning the tournament and created a team which has done so well so far. In Test cricket we have done well with that mindset, ' Kohli told reporters in Mumbai before the squad's departure for England . They were enjoying batting alongside each other. The team environment receives a boost because when these two players play with a good mindset, the team's outlook is different.

Author: 0 Sato etches name into Indianapolis 500 record book with win

The main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines. Fernando Alonso was also a member of Andretti but his engine blew up with 20 laps to go. "He drove a superb race". I believe him. We (went) side-by-side in Turn 1. Sato's previous best in seven starts was 13th place. The race also involved a major crash on Lap 53 with 2008 victor Scott Dixon going airborne for a few seconds and landing heavily in the infield wall.

Sport Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151
Author: 0 Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151

Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe, head of the search and rescue mission. The rains have affected 14 districts in the country, the International Foundation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies noted in a brief on Saturday . The UN said it was assisting in relief efforts in response to a government appeal. Some medical teams were sent to the terribly hit areas to help prevent an epidemic of waterborne diseases.

Author: 0 Lue says Celtics sans Thomas more hard to defend than Warriors

After a stunning win in Game 3 on the road, the Celtics weren't able to carry their magic into Game 4, mostly due to a Kyrie Irving takeover. James finished the night with 5,995 playoff points , topping Jordan's mark of 5,987. "You guys are gonna have the conversations about who's the greatest of all time and things of that nature, it doesn't matter to me". The point guard scored 12 of the Cavs' last 14 points in the first half and then poured in a franchise playoff-record 21 in the ...

Sport Celtics Power Past Wizards In Game 7
Author: 0 Celtics Power Past Wizards In Game 7

Led by Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards counterparts 48-5. "I work too hard to be scared of any type of pressure", he said. "It's going to be a while for me", Beal said of how long it might take before the sting of the loss subsides. But Olynyk then took over. Washington coach Scott Brooks fell to 2-1 coaching in seventh games.

Author: 0 Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take Colonial lead

Simpson birdied the last three holes to take a share of the clubhouse lead as he searches for his first PGA Tour victory since 2013. "That would have been really, really tough for me to swallow if I missed the cut". "I love the golf course and being in that position". "I had a couple of good par putts and then made some good birdie putts at the end". Phil Mickelson didn't have a birdie while shooting a 75 that left him at 2 over, three shots clear of the cut in his first Colonial ...

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United: Jose Mourinho speaks out about summer swoop

The city has come together as one this week with United and City together pledging £1m to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, along with individual £100,000 contributions from Wayne Rooney and Yaya Toure. Rooney could not say if the game would be his last in a Manchester United shirt. "There are lots of offers on the table, both in England, overseas and, really, that's what I have to decide on", Rooney said.

Sport LEADING OFF: Suzuki learning Dickey; rookies lead Rockies
Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Suzuki learning Dickey; rookies lead Rockies

Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch as a Giant. Blach (2-2, 4.10 ERA) has pitched well in all four of his home starts this season, allowing just five runs and 17 hits in 26 innings. "Hopefully it's something he can build on". Buster Posey was intentionally walked to load the bases before Garcia got an inning-ending grounder from Ruggiano.

Author: 0 Kevin Love finds it 'funny' that Cavs are underdogs against Warriors

In a series full of megastars like Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay and Red Kelly in Detroit and Richard, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Boom Boom Geoffrion in Montreal, it was an unsung player who became the hero. Every night was hard. Curry won't be the MVP this season, is just about as healthy as he could want going into the Finals and is in the middle of his greatest playoff run.

Author: 0 Highlights Of Cavs 135-102 Eastern Conference Title Clinching Win

It was obvious. But shoot, the No. 1 seed and getting to the Eastern Conference Finals, like, we had a pretty good year. But it all evaporated. Lue knows the Cavs are facing a hard task, one made tougher with the addition of the versatile Durant, who can score down low, from the perimeter and free-throw line.

Author: 0 Japanese Announcers Go Wild For Takuma Sato's Indy 500 Win

In a city that cherishes its signature race and could be accused at times of possessing an inferiority complex that its crown jewel may no longer carry the same relevance in the motor sports stratosphere as it once did, Alonso's yearning to be among the participants made the Indianapolis 500 the unquestionable center of attention this month.

Author: 0 Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

The first two games will be played in California before heading back to OH for Game 3 on June 7. "(Surgery is) not the number one option right now, but it could be once the swelling goes down", Thomas said. 2. The Warriors were three minutes away from going up 3-1 (famously) when he was called for a flagrant on LeBron. I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Chasing Michael Jordan a 'Personal Goal'

The story lines are plenty, including a few fresh ones, such as acting Golden State coach Mike Brown going against the team he coached not once but twice. And remember, the Cavs have overcome long odds before. Jordan held the record for nearly 20 years, as his last point was scored in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals.

Sport Celtic win treble with last minute goal
Author: 0 Celtic win treble with last minute goal

Rodgers, who joined the club last summer, becomes the third Parkhead boss to do the clean sweep following Jock Stein, twice, and Martin O'Neill. Obviously Aberdeen were trying to break the game up and we weren't as fluent. "It would be something special and something I would cherish, but we have to win the game first". But substitute Grant Holt changed the game, heading one back before setting up Dylan McGeouch's equaliser on the hour mark.

Author: 0 Seeded Kerber loses in first round of French Open

Chinese Wang Qiang was eliminated by 10th-seeded Venus Williams 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of 2017 French Open , while world No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany continued her lackluster performance on clay , losing to Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2.

Author: 0 Ferrari ends long wait for victory at Monaco GP

Kimi was visibly upset after the race, saying that "it is one of those days" and that second place doesn't feel good. Vettel let out a whoop of delight and thanked his team in Italian after crossing the finish line with bright sunshine gleaming off the famed red of Ferrari .

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas wants to stay with Celtics

Much more of that sort of that will likely follow over the next week, filling time before Golden State plays host to Game 1. "They care about my health, not just being a basketball player", Thomas said. "Once we start to lock in on that beast of a matchup that we've got next round, then we'll be very focused and I'll let (teammates) know what to expect out of a Finals appearance", he said.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Premier League win record

Terry made a rare start against the Hornets at Stamford Bridge as Conte chose to ring the changes after watching his side clinch the Premier League title with victory over West Bromwich Albion late last week. 15/5/17 Chelsea players celebrate with manager Antonio Conte after the match Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. "For sure, for us this is a big loss next season".

Sport Concerns growing at F1 Mercedes after slump at Monaco GP
Author: 0 Concerns growing at F1 Mercedes after slump at Monaco GP

Last year, Mercedes finished almost 300 points ahead of Red Bull in the constructors' championship, winning 19 of 21 races as Rosberg pipped Hamilton to the title before dramatically announcing his retirement from F1. Maybe they won't but I'd like to think so. "It definitely wasn't easy this weekend but we managed to fix the auto for qualifying". The Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo is rich in history, tradition, and glamour - and this week, the Kannapolis based Haas F1 Team is ...

Author: 0 Tearful Kvitova returns, Kerber in historic loss

Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings previous year, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins return from knife attack

And the expectations are also from me really big because I know what I can do, what I did past year. "But I did not really give him chances to hit a lot". "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", Kvitova said. The standout match in the men's singles sees Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem, a semi-finalist in 2016, take on unpredictable Bernard Tomic of Australia.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

He was released just before 11 a.m. on his own recognizance. At the time, he was reportedly under the influence of Ambient, though he was not charged with a DUI. "But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again". Woods last played competitive golf in Feburary, when he shot a first-round 77 at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour.

Sport Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open
Author: 0 Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open

I have to play well to earn that confidence again.”. "She has an aggressive game too", the 23-year-old said. Nadal and Djokovic will set off ahead of a semi-final collision course, with the former bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event.

Sport Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field
Author: 0 Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field

He then held off the three-time victor to take the checkered flag Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On a powerhouse Andretti Autosport team that included twice Formula One world champion Alonso , last year's victor Alexander Rossi, 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay, Briton Jack Harvey and Marco Andretti, it was easy to overlook the soft-spoken Sato.

Sport French Open 2017 will miss tennis' terrific trio
Author: 0 French Open 2017 will miss tennis' terrific trio

NBC will air the finals live, and until then you can live stream matches via NBC Sports online as well as the Tennis Channel's online service . She's also in the aforementioned Strasbourg final but I'm not simply picking players who have won a few matches in recent days. Zverev's victory over Djokovic in the Italian Open final last weekend might have symbolized coming change.

Author: 0 F1 champion Alonso swigs milk at Indy, just not as winner

Foyt at Long Beach in 2013.Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in " The Greatest Spectacle in Racing ". Castroneves spent the rest of the race playing cat-and-mouse with Sato and nearly had him just as the second-to-last lap began.

Sport Five things to watch out for at the French Open on Monday
Author: 0 Five things to watch out for at the French Open on Monday

Williams or Sharapova would have been popular picks to win the French Open . He again went 4-1 up before a wobble saw him fail to convert eight set points at 5-3. Muguruza was up a break and led 3-2 when the match was stopped. "Even, before when I was No. 1 and playing very successfully, winning trophies and in the latest period where I was not as successful and where I received a lot of criticism from many sides, Andre was one of the few people that was actually standing on my side and ...

Author: 0 After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500

Defending Indianapolis 500 victor Alexander Rossi , another Sato teammate, had qualified on the outside of the front row. The end result was a testament to the safety measures at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the construction of the IndyCar Series cars.

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