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Author: 0 Jesse Lingard sends message to Man United fans about Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba also extended his greetings to everyone on the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan , which began on Saturday. How do footballers fast during Ramadan? Pogba posted a clip of him at the holy site and images with the captions "most attractive thing I've seen in my life" and "happy Ramadan".

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract

The 67-year-old's new deal has been approved after Wenger and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke held a private meeting in a secret location on Monday, and the details of the Frenchman's contract were confirmed 24 hours later in a boardroom meeting.

Author: 0 Gary Player on Langer's mark: I won 9 senior majors, too

She led by four strokes with four holes to play, but she made a bogey on No. 16 and Lee birdied 17. Player's point is valid - although we're ignoring the fact that a tournament being called a major automatically improves its merit - but it doesn't really matter.

Author: 0 Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3

When a squinting Benoît Paire emerged onto a sun-drenched Court Suzanne-Lenglen on Monday afternoon, the cheers and stomping of feet nearly caused a tremor. "I need to be very focused on the serve in my next match [against Robin Haase] because returning can be tough and I will need to play very solid to win".

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic wants to develop something special with coach Andre Agassi

Nadal was largely happy, saying: "I'm always at the start, happy for the victory". "A set up and 4-1 up, when I had him on the ropes I just played very bad games", he said. - The Dane, who reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2010, had to dig deep against a battling Fourlis, who pushed her more experienced opponent to three sets.

Author: 0 John Terry "could not care less" about Chelsea farewell criticism

The game will be very hard. "If that is the way I want to go out, that is the way I go out because I have been here 22 years, I have won so many trophies, so if I wanted to play one minute and come off, I would have done". "It's great to finish the season in this way, to celebrate a fantastic season". This was Chelsea's 30th league victory of 2016/17 - the most ever achieved by a club in the English top flight in a 38-game season.

Sport NBA Draft lottery order set
Author: 0 NBA Draft lottery order set

Those assumptions might be premature, however. While Russell made improvements during his second year in the league, many people see Ball as the better option to become the face of the Lakers and make the franchise relevant again. "We've got to get better in close games". As fate would have it, the Suns droped out of the top three as Phoenix landed the fourth pick in the NBA Draft.

Sport Bears QB Mark Sanchez injures knee, out until training camp
Author: 0 Bears QB Mark Sanchez injures knee, out until training camp

Chicago Bears Radio Network sideline reporter Zach Zaidman said the Bears had released the former Gamecocks QB, who missed all of last season due to a broken leg he suffered during a preseason game. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Shaw only has one start under his belt, a 2014 outing when he was with the Browns. The Bears now have three quarterbacks.

Author: 0 Champions League: Allegri not anxious about Juventus' finals record

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has conceded that Real Madrid go into the Champions League final as favourites, but insisted his side had the mental fortitude to emerge victorious. He also suffered injuries recently but has been fit in the final stages of the season. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale , 3rd right, takes of his vest during a training session at a media open day in Madrid , Tuesday May 30, 2017.

Sport NZ Indy star Dixon robbed at drive-through
Author: 0 NZ Indy star Dixon robbed at drive-through

Not that grid position is a vital route to Indy 500 victory: last year's victor, Alexander Rossi (another former F1 driver ), won the race after qualifying 11. "Yesterday was fantastic, the whole day was really fantastic". "We've got to be happy with this - it's the right place to start", Dixon said. Dixon was buying food for a group of drivers at the time.

Sport Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup

And to put the Pens' freaky win into perspective, Pittsburgh's 12 total shots on goal were the fewest for a winning team in Stanley Cup Final history. And that's the thing: A team can do so many things right, as Nashville did in Game 1, but a few key moments can still provide the difference: a dumb penalty, a bad goal, an unfortunate bounce, an offsides only visible in super-slow-mo and so on.

Author: 0 Cavs dominate Celtics 135-102 to advance to NBA Finals

The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. It's also the third straight year the two teams have clashed in the finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015. I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? In the team's one day off between the first and second round, Thomas flew from Chicago to Washington for Chyna's funeral, gave a heartfelt eulogy and then made the long trek to Boston ...

Author: 0 Russia Condemns North Korea's New Missile Launch, Urges Restraint

Since the beginning of 2016, North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests and tested two nuclear bombs in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions saying the programme is necessary to counter U.S. Speaking after the missile struck, Prime Minster Shinzo Abe said Japan would take "specific action" and join the USA to stop Kim. South Korea says North Korea has conducted nine ballistic missile tests this year, including one in which four missiles were launched on the same day.

Author: 0 Sato Earns $2.45 Million for Winning 101st Indianapolis 500

Andretti the team owner now has five total Indy 500 wins, moving past A.J. Foyt into a tie for second with Chip Ganassi and Lou Moore for most among owners. It was Takuma Sato , the newest full-time Andretti driver, who went the distance, drank the milk, and once again put Michael Andretti in victory lane.

Sport Loyalty, talent spotting key to Hansen's success with All Blacks
Author: 0 Loyalty, talent spotting key to Hansen's success with All Blacks

Hansen appears "idiosyncratically calm", says Owen Slot of the Times , but also "abrasive". As the Lions are en route to New Zealand, Hansen has told the Times in the United Kingdom he believes they will be predictable in how they play and does not feel their coach Warren Gatland is going to have an epiphany.

Author: 0 First blood Penguins as Predators downed in Stanley Cup

Opportunistic does not begin to describe this one. As Nashville kept Pittsburgh off the shot-counter, Rinne could've set up a lounge chair in the crease. It would give stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin their third Cup, one more than their boss - owner Mario Lemieux - earned during his Hall of Fame career and check off whatever boxes remain unchecked for a duo that is becoming one of the most accomplished in National Hockey League history.

Author: 0 Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99

The Celtics pulled the ultimate shocker over reigning National Basketball Association champions the Cavs when they rallied in game three for a 111-108 victory in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. "In the back of my mind, I was like, I'm saying to myself, "We can not - they can not tie up this series", he said. He scored 19 points over the final 4:48 of the quarter that included 4 driving layups, a runner, an alley-oop, a pair of 3s and a free throw.

Sport Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins, report says
Author: 0 Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins, report says

Bush is paired with former Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter in a group that has bid for the Marlins, and the AP report said that Jeter could still pursue an ownership stake "with other investors". Wayne Katz, the Proskauer Rose attorney representing the team, declined to comment. David Samson, the Marlins president, did not return a message for comment.

Author: 0 Bernardo Silva signs for Manchester City in £43m move from Monaco

Pep Guardiola's side have agreed a £60million deal for the Monaco star , who will sign a five-year contract at the Etihad once he has completed a medical, having flown into Manchester on Thursday to complete his move. The fact that Silva was also reportedly a big target for Manchester United this summer will make the transfer all the more pleasing for City fans today.

Author: 0 Barce set to reveal Valverde as new manager

In a statement, the club said, " Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach for the next two seasons". One of the sticks with which Luis Enrique was beaten during his third and final season which only delivered the Copa del Rey was his insistence on making Barca a more direct, counter-attacking force.

Author: 0 Barcelona to name new manager on Monday evening

Those defensive abilities, coupled with his passing range and technique, are likely what intrigue Valverde . He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way. "He played here for Barcelona as a player and I think he could be a good option, as could others". His most recent silverware was won when Athletic defeated Enrique's Barcelona 5-1 over two legs to claim the 2016 Spanish Supercopa.

Author: 0 Aguero will be at Manchester City next season - Guardiola

However, this season's return conceals two fantastic statistics surrounding De Bruyne with the attacking midfielder contributing 16 assists in the Premier League and having struck the woodwork nine times in league games alone - comfortably top in those respective categories.

Sport Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners
Author: 0 Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners

Djokovic's last Grand Slam title was at the French Open a year ago. With Agassi making a fast exit from the stands at the conclusion of the match , Djokovic heaped praise on his new coach. Nadal who is bidding for his 10th French Open title faced Benoit Paire . Muguruza has had a tough time since winning her maiden grand slam title here previous year with victory over Serena Williams .

Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time postseason scorer

For James , the Finals are an annual rite. "It seems like you only ask questions when we lose", James said. "That's all I can give you right now ". BOSTON - It's not every day that someone passes Michael Jordan . "I think they're excited about it and think they've certainly earned the opportunity", Griffin said.

Author: 0 Pens grab 3-0 lead after 1 in Game 1 vs Preds

A waved-off goal by P.K. Subban in the first period on a coach's challenge loomed large when Guentzel beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in the third on the Penguins' ninth shot. Pittsburgh went almost 37 minutes without a shot on net. Rookie Frederick Gaudreau scored 13:29 into the third, just after a Pittsburgh power play expired.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators blow out Penguins to take series lead

The Ottawa Senators , best known for stifling defense, went on an offensive explosion Wednesday, scoring four first-period goals en route to a 5-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their National Hockey League playoff series. Murray allowed one goal the rest of the way after replacing Fleury in Game 3. The goal, Maatta's first of the playoffs, came at 19:14. The difference, obviously, is that the Senators and Ducks don't have options like Matt Murray .

Author: 0 Kumar Sangakkara backs India to retain ICC Champions Trophy, praises Indian pacers

The wicketkeeper-batsman is credited with injecting new energy after winning three of his first four games, two against the West Indies and one against lowly Zimbabwe. The 73-year-old feels a deep-seated orthodoxy, particularly surrounding their tactics in the field, has hurt South Africa in the past on many occasions and will need to discard that approach to win this tournament.

Author: 0 Eoin Morgan's century helps England to 339 vs South Africa

Rabada over-stepped the frontline on three occasions, which gifted Englandopener Alex Hales the opportunity to get his innings underway with a couple of free hits. Morgan was proving equally disdainful of the bowling and the pair brought up their century stand in 73 balls in the same over. England's leading wicket-taker in Tests sustained the injury while playing for Lancashire against Yorkshire earlier this month, and was assessed by European Central Bank medics this week.

Sport Champions Trophy: Australia-Pakistan warm-up match washed out
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Australia-Pakistan warm-up match washed out

Entering the mini World Cup - ICC Champions Trophy after a leap of 11 years, underdogs Bangladesh have a high wall before them to scale. "We've had our issues with injury but Patty's (Cummins) only just turned 24 - I'm 27 and I'm the oldest - so we've still got plenty of time to wreak havoc on batsmen around the world", Starc said ahead of his departure for England .

Author: 0 If Wenger leaves, it's disastrous for Arsenal

I've got a b***** statue outside [the Emirates Stadium]. Moses was sent off in the 68th minute by referee Anthony Taylor for falling to the floor under no contact in the Arsenal penalty area, having been booked earlier in the second half for a foul on Danny Welbeck.

Author: 0 Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses married day after Wembley red

Aaron Ramsey , who scored the victor to deny English Premier League champion Chelsea a double, certainly hopes there isn't a change in the dugout. He returned to fitness in early 2017 but could not find a way into the side, with his only appearance coming as a substitute in the final league game of the season against Everton following Laurent Koscielny's red card and an injury to Gabriel.

Sport Ronda Rousey part of ABC's 'Battle of the Network Stars' revival
Author: 0 Ronda Rousey part of ABC's 'Battle of the Network Stars' revival

For this iteration of Battle of the Network Stars to be successful, it will have to appeal to viewers who have never heard of the original show, while also capitalizing on the nostalgia of those who watched 35 years ago. Per MMAFighting.com , Rousey will lead a team on Battle of the Network Stars on ABC beginning June 29. Browne, meanwhile, is trying slam the brakes on a losing streak of his own when he collides with Oleksiy Oliynyk at the upcoming UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., ...

Author: 0 LeBron gears up for major challenge

Entering his seventh straight NBA Finals in 2017, the Cavaliers are again heavy underdogs. After playing like the No. 1 seed and home court advantage didn't matter to them during the regular season, the Cavs proved that to be exactly the case.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho sends message to Ed Woodward over Manchester United targets

It means a third trophy, it mean going back to the Champions League, it means playing the European Super Cup in Macedonia next August. "But three trophies in the season, Champions League, Europa League . "I'm disappointed because you play finals to win them". "But we got it all". We prefer it this way. Their 29 goals conceded was second-best in the Premier League and only once allowing more than a goal in 15 Europa League contests, astonishing figures considering the way those same ...

Author: 0 LeBron James few bad games more noticeable

Cleveland scored 75 points in the first half, 109 through three and 135 in all in the 135-102 blowout. The Warriors enter this year's edition of the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 record, while the Cavs' only loss came on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics .

Author: 0 Man United capable of anything - Lingard eyes glory next season

Romero made a total of 18 appearances this season for United but the highlight for him was keeping a clean sheet against a free-scoring Ajax team as United finally won the one remaining trophy that was missing from their trophy cabinet and he confirmed he wants to stay in Manchester next season.

Author: 0 Adams: Wenger is 'addicted' to Arsenal

But Mirror Sport reports that Wenger will stay and the deal has now been agreed with a formal announcement to follow on Wednesday. It remains to be seen if Wenger and Arsenal will sever ties just days after the Gunners beat Chelsea at Wembley to claim a record 13th FA Cup success, but Wright believes that could well be the case.

Sport Andretti rules Indy - and other takeaways from the 500
Author: 0 Andretti rules Indy - and other takeaways from the 500

The 40-year-old sat on the edge of his auto surrounded by his crew and the Andretti Autosport team. Ed Jones finished third, Max Chilton was fourth and Tony Kanaan was fifth, while Sato's teammates on Andretti Autosport , Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti , also finished in the top eight.

Sport South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence
Author: 0 South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

Charles David Carter , 32, was the last of the seven murder victims . He was caught when investigators looked into the disappearance of a missing couple, and ended up rescuing a woman chained inside of a shipping container. As she and Carver waited for Kohlhepp, holding hands, Kohlhepp emerged from the garage and shot Carver three times in the chest, she said. "I miss motorcycle rides on the back of his bike".

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers for Third Straight Year

The Warriors , the team with the best record over three years in National Basketball Association history, will face increased criticism if they fail to come away with more than one championship during that span. After Golden State failed to repeat as champions following a campaign in which they had a record 73 wins during the 82-game regular season, they acquired Durant , by far the biggest prize of the free agent market.

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Senators force Game 7

I was late picking it up and he puts it right off the post. "I was shooting for that side of the net", Hoffman said. Sidney Crosby didn't have an easy time during the Penguins 2-1 loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday night, and that's putting it mildly.

Author: 0 Green not bored by Cavs-Warriors match-up

We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? That's how it goes when James, the best player of his generation, decides to make a matchup a priority. With James leading the way, the Cleveland Cavaliers have correspondingly been more dominant during the playoffs than they were during a somewhat inconsistent regular season.

Sport Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0
Author: 0 Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Any time the Nationals and Giants played in 2015 or 2016 and Strickland was on the mound with Harper coming to the plate, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy summoned a left-hander for the matchup. Strickland is a big boy and he chose to handle things himself, and he shouldn't need Posey to protect him. "A baseball's a weapon, and to be able to use that to his advantage, what do you want to do in that situation?" His style has made him a polarizing figure in the game, with veterans ...

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to meet Arsenal board on Tuesday

A club spokesman insisted they were not aware of a reported meeting between Wenger, majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis on Monday, but contact between the trio would not be out of place given the magnitude of the situation.

Sport Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals
Author: 0 Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals

ESPN's BPI says the Warriors have a 93 percent chance of winning the series. The rivalry between the Cavs and Warriors is the only potential saving grace for this year's postseason. We have a lot of depth, and we have guys that want to play, that deserve to play. Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason? Be it one or two, though, those pieces are going to be hard for Ainge to make happen in what's expected to be one frantic ...

Author: 0 Kell Brook Reacts To Errol Spence Jr Defeat In Sheffield

The 31-year-old Brook was forced to pull himself out of the fight after taking a deliberate knee when he couldn't see out of his left eye, having seen a strong advantage over the 27-year-old Spence Jr quickly eradicate during the second half of the bout inside the home of Sheffield United Football Club.

Author: 0 Jessica Chastain Blasts Cannes Films for Their 'Disturbing' Representation of Women

She said: "I do hope that when we include more female storytellers, we will have more women that I recognise in my own day-to-day life". "Ones who are pro-active, have their own agencies, just don't react to the men around them". "This movie is really about grief", she told People magazine. Chastain said she believes increasing the number of women behind the camera will lead to better storytelling.

Sport Arsenal to make £30m final bid for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
Author: 0 Arsenal to make £30m final bid for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Ozil's agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, complained in February that the player had been a scapegoat for Arsenal's failings this season. The duo have been linked with moves away from the Emirates, with clubs in Turkey thought to be monitoring Ozil's situation, while Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have been named as potential suitors for Sanchez.

Author: 0 Victor Moses marries long time partner

Sanchez appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his strike, which was provisionally ruled offside until referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant. If the club wants to sell me, they know where I want to go". "It is not about popularity, it is about confidence". Sure, Diego Costa scored, and saw another effort saved by David Ospina, but for the most part the Arsenal defence kept him quiet and that was quite deliberate according to the club captain.

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