Wenger came under fire from sections of Arsenal's support during a Premier League campaign that concluded with his team failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. "I don't understand and I never did understand what it means", he said recently. And Arsenal's second-highest goalscorer of all time says it has been "total incompetence" to have allowed this situation to have arisen.
Wenger's future is due to be decided on Tuesday, after claiming the FA Cup with a win over Chelsea at the weekend, which concluded a season that saw the Gunners finish outside the Premier League's top-four. Arsenal won the FA Cup in the year after their Invincibles season but went through nine years without silverware after that, piling intense pressure on Wenger.
Heaping praise on the hosts, Sangakkara said that English team has been a real revelation. Spectators have always been advised to get to sporting events early and they could miss the key part of Thursday's (June 1) Champions Trophy opener between England and Bangladesh at the Oval if they aren't in on time .
The highest scoring team during the regular season, the Penguins were held to three goals over three games against the frustrating Senators . Fleury stepped in and has played spectacularly at times during the playoffs as the Penguins knocked off the Blue Jackets and rival Washington, posting a shutout in a Game 7 victory over the Capitals .
After cruising past Francesca Schiavone in straight sets in round one, the Spaniard faced more of a challenge as she recovered from a set down to beat Anett Kontaveit 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday. "I'm disappointed, for sure". Just one poor game could end the dynamic 32-year-old's Paris adventure for another year, but a recovery in a match the 12th seed came close to losing in straight sets might kick-start a run in a tournament whose semi-finals he graced two years ago.
He said that when Chelsea equalised via Diego Costa , there was tension in the air but Aaron Ramsey's goal just three minutes later calmed his nerves. I'm a very young man but I don't look very young!" Arsene Wenger's side should realistically have notched a couple more, but the one goal proved enough in the end.
Ferguson added: "First of all, Manchester is a city like [Ferguson's home town] Glasgow, it's a working-class city with fantastic people and they'll get together". "Now is time for me to disconnect completely, to do other things - to enjoy family and friends and forget football ". I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do.
The graffiti was reported to police on Wednesday morning. And, by the time officers arrived at the home, "the racial slur was covered up by property management, police said". The home was bought by James in 2015. James, a global icon, has spoken out against racism throughout his career. James, who also maintains a home in northeast OH, and the rest of the Cavaliers are set to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of the last two National Basketball Association finals.
Muguruza and Kontaveit have faced each other once before this year, at the Stuttgart Open in April. Raonic took just 92 minutes to beat the 38th-ranked Darcis 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 - taking the final game to love. The fourth-seeded Spaniard failed to convert her first two match points then had a good look at a lob on her third match point but pushed it long. "Not only that but Francesca is also a legend and I was very excited to play on the Philippe Chatrier court with her", said Muguruza.
Kroenke values Wenger's contribution and approach to management because it is fairly low on risk and, until the club missed out on Champions League qualification this season for the first time in 19 years, it had been high on reward, from a business point of view.
Arsenal will be desperate to get back into the UEFA Champions League next season, and in Wenger they have a coach who is proven in getting teams into those top four spots, as well as winning FA Cups aplenty along the way. The 52-year-old - who has been in situ since 2009 and is broadly supportive of the Frenchman - will not wish to be seen to having promised changes only for none to be forthcoming, even if it leaves Wenger fuming.
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. But it's the first time the two have faced off since the 2014 NLDS. Translation: If you're going to hit me, just don't hit me in my face, please. Strickland denied those claims, saying he only tried to cramp Harper for space, but given how accurate these guys are that's hard to believe.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers place outfielder Ryan Braun on the 10-day disabled list Friday. "I just saw, if you put the angles together, he didn't tag him on time until he crossed the plate", Counsell said. It would be his fourth stint on the DL in his career.
They were always telling me and always reminding me that I had potential and I definitely needed someone to help me. Djokovic , the world No. 2 men's player, advances to face Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round on Wednesday. "You never know. For the moment, I want to live this moment". The second set played out in a similar fashion, with Djokovic going a double break up this time before Granollers pulled one back.
After 16 years on the road with his nephew, Toni Nadal said he's looking forward to spending more time at home in Mallorca with his wife and three young children. "Even today when I stepped onto the court, I tried to get back into the game". "It's true that if it is sunny, between 18 and 25 degrees, normally it is good for me, because the ball flies and we have good bounces on my forehand, especially", Nadal added.
Arkansas is joined by Oregon, Connecticut, Michigan State and Georgetown in the bracket. Also in the early session, North Carolina and Portland will square off, leaving a potential second round showdown between Arkansas and UNC. Together, the venues serve as homes to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, WHL's Portland Winterhawks and AFL's Portland Steel, in addition to a wide variety of concerts, family shows and other events.
Not to mention the six matches Warren Gatland's men have before stepping out in Auckland for the series opener and another against the Hurricanes prior to the second Test in Wellington. "He believes he can see Warren Gatland's game plan from a mile off and, as for his own team, he says that you may have been impressed by them past year but there is more to come".
The Frenchman has been displaying the same calm as a coach as he showed when he netted that spectacular victor against Leverkusen in the 2002 final. Isco has been playing fantastically well for us, at the end of the season, so whatever the manager decides I will [accept].
The Texan bogeyed three of his first five holes at Colonial Country Club, but a 35-foot birdie putt at his sixth hole turned the defending champion's fortunes around, setting the stage for four more birdies in a five-hole stretch on his inward half.
The 15th seed won the opening point of the match with a sweeping cross-court forehand and needed just 74 minutes to overcome world number 86 Boserup . 8 in the past and she reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open in 2014 and the Australian Open in 2015. "The pressure is always there especially in the big tournaments and the Grand Slams", said Kerber, who won her first major at the Australian Open in 2016.
The £5million renovation programme started just eight days after last year's event, with all 18 greens stripped of their old turf and reseeded with a new type of grass. "We had the best of the conditions, not a breath of air, and the greens are so good this year", said Scotland's Scott Jamieson , who was in the first group out at 7am and carded a flawless 67.
The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. Irving had six points when James headed to the bench. The Cavaliers star hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game and 5,989 points in his 212-game postseason career.
That wish was not granted. "Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game", he said. MANCHESTER, England There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger throughout most of the past season that hinted at an Arsenal manager no longer capable of the dynamism needed to be the best.
Wenger's deal at Emirates Stadium is due to expire this summer and speculation over his future has been rife in the final months of the 2016-17 season. "He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe", Kroenke said.
With the Game 4 home win on Tuesday, the Cavaliers now have a 3-1 series lead over the Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston , Massachusetts.
Barcelona have announced that Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde will take over at the Camp Nou next season. But it was only at the end of the season that, Ernesto Valverde became the favourite, after stepping down from his job at Athletico Bilbao.
Waddell's intent was to throw a catfish, not to disrupt the game. That make sense. But the other two are baffling. Jake Guentzel scored a tie-breaking goal with three minutes remaining as the Pittsburgh Penguins survived a furious Nashville Predators rally to eke out a 5-3 victory in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday.
In Test cricket we have done well with that mindset, ' Kohli told reporters in Mumbai before the squad's departure for England. "We are very hopeful of playing well in this tournament and we want to win it". "I think that's the biggest challenge". The top two from each group go through to the semi-finals, and with just three matches determining England's fate in the group, Bell felt it was a wise move on Roy's part to remain in England, acclimatising to the conditions.
This made her become the first top-ranked woman in the Open era to lose in the opening round of the Roland Garros. "At the end of the match, it was really tough as I knew she wouldn t give it to me - I had to win it", said Makarova, a former semi-finalist at the Australian and US Opens .
Wenger also wants more support from the boardroom with some members of the board believing the Gunners must be doing better, with Gazidis especially pushing for a change in some capacity. Prior to a Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Bayern Munich, Gunners supporters dissented against the Frenchman before kick-off, with an estimated 200 fans marching in protest outside the stadium.
Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". "When I started to kind of play, I did feel a little bit", Kvitova said of the pain in her left hand. As one reporter pointed out in Kvitova's postmatch news conference, this is just the first of many tournaments in which Kvitova will be welcomed and questioned about her comeback.
Harper, who originally was suspended four games for charging the mound Monday after getting intentionally hit in the right hip by a 98 miles per hour fastball from reliever Hunter Strickland, will sit out tonight's series finale against the Giants and the first two games of the Nationals' weekend series in Oakland.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic clenches her fist after winning a point against Julia Boserup , of the U.S, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28. Double faults at 4-3 in both tiebreakers, including one on match point, will irritate Kvitova, but this French Open has to be considered a bonus.
In another match, Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky defeated Sara Sorribes, who became the first Spanish woman to lose to the Swiss tennis player in the French Open . Because they are both on the same side of the draw, a potential semi-final between the pair could decide who replaces Kerber at the top of the rankings in the week starting Monday June 12 (though Halep will have to win one more match than required of Pliskova).
Scottie Pippen is one of the greatest to ever play the game. It's the next part of that quote that matters more now, as the teams prepare for a third consecutive meeting in the Finals: "But this ain't the last that you'll see from us". Durant joined Golden State with championship aspirations in mind, but the superstar forward will have to be at his best to dethrone the defending champions.
And Ferguson has questioned whether the Gunners will come to regret not appreciating the calibre of manager they have in Wenger after he calls time on his career at the Emirates. Wenger was confident his players' preparations would not be disrupted by the extra security measures being implemented as a result of Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured 59.
Tsonga's victory at last week's Lyon Open put him in contention to become the first Frenchman to lift the Musketeers' Cup since Yannick Noah in 1983, and the irony of falling at the very first hurdle was not lost on him. And today I lost at the French Open. "It's the paradox of tennis", he added. I knew it was going to be hard. "I was thinking about that all night", said the Argentine after a game that lasted for three hours and 31 minutes.
Rakell is third on the Anaheim roster this postseason with seven goals. With so much star power on the shelf, it wasn't surprising that a lesser-light would stand up and take advantage of the opportunity. "It is one game at a time, but we know our next win puts us in contention for the Stanley Cup . He had a really good go here in the playoffs, especially, and we're definitely going to miss him".
The likely outcome will be a 3-1 victory for Manchester City . "The gap is too big to Chelsea and Tottenham so we have to play better". Watford can now concentrate on looking for a new manager and know they'll need to rebuild over the summer, as will the visitors, who know they must capitalise on their entry into the Champions League next season.
Lukaku scored 25 goals in the Premier League for Everton this season - the second-highest tally behind Harry Kane (29). ROMELU LUKAKU is reportedly a major transfer target for several clubs this summer - but where will he end up by the end of the transfer window? At the moment we are not negotiating with anyone, but knowing the market, I know that there will be no bids this summer.
The 12-time grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month, admitting he needed to rediscover his spark after some disappointing results this year including a second-round exit at the Australian Open. Fourth seed Rafael Nadal beat Frenchman Benoit Paire first up. Paire led 3-1 and had chances to move 5-3 ahead but could not take them. After Granollers hit a delightful shot around the net post and inside the tramlines in the third set, Djokovic clapped ...
Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy says he has not put any thought into his future plans after helping Huddersfield Town earn promotion to the Premier League . Now, they will be competing against the elite teams in England. "It needs to strengthen you". At the moment, it is hard but you need to take this experience into the next occasion.
Over on the other court, on at the same time, Nadal - chasing his tenth French Open title - fought off the resistance provided by Paire in the second set while producing solid court coverage to bag the win. Djokovic will face Portuguese player Joao Sousa on Wednesday in the next round. The 14th-seeded American recorded his worst result ever at the clay-court Grand Slam, losing 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.
He was by himself and wearing his seat belt. Tiger Woods was sleeping at the wheel of his vehicle and did not know where he was when he was arrested on Monday, according to police in Florida. Woods said in his statement that he fully cooperated with law enforcement and thanked Jupiter Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for being professional.
Bangladesh , who are considered among one of the minnows in the cricketing world, have a win-loss ratio of 1.46 from 34 matches since the start of 2015 - the best among the Asian teams. The preparation so far has been satisfying. Speaking to Pakistani journalists, he said: "In the last match they chased a big total". We play all our opponents with the same intensity.
A bad bounce off the boards set up Mike Hoffman for an easy goal from a bad angle less than a minute into the game. Senators D Marc Methot scored for the second time in eight games after going goalless for more than a year. Ottawa's got Erik Karlsson on its side, but who in their right minds could have guessed that the Senators, through three games, would have seven goals to Pittsburgh's three? "I think me and ( Sidney Crosby ) always feel pressure every game".
With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United , the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford . "I said last time (in March) that he was a bit short of matches ― he's had some matches now but we've got players that have done really, really well for us in Adam Lallana and Dele Alli".
Arsène Wenger is set to be offered a contract extension at Arsenal on Tuesday but will be warned by the club to be more aggressive in the transfer market, according to reports. "We know this team has suffered". It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a hard afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, but instead Mertesacker was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise.
In fact, it's probably larger than anyone thought it was going into the lopsided series that saw LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dominate as though they were superheroes against the mere mortals wearing Celtics' uniforms. "So having that team like Golden State over there who is always pushing us, I know from on this side, it's great for us and it's great for the game ".
Wildcard Fourlis, aged 17 and at 337 the lowest-ranked player in the main draw, was the stronger for much of the first two sets, keeping Wozniacki pinned at the back of the court with blistering drives off both wings. Defending champion Novak Djokovic booked a place in the second round at the French Open with a comfortable victory over Spain's Marcel Granollers , and Rafael Nadal impressed in his first-round victory at Roland Garros.