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How Europa League Winners Qualify for the Champions League

Team-mate Smalling echoed those sentiments, adding: "I think there was an extra determination". In 2013, Mourinho " newly hired as Chelsea manager for the second time " was dismissive of the league, saying he didn't want to win it and that doing so "would be a big disappointment to me". [Full Article...]

Cubs Beat Giants 5-1 to Win 3rd

Cubs Beat Giants 5-1 to Win 3rd Hendricks (4-2) - 3-1 over his last six starts with an ERA of 1.96 - gave up two runs and five hits. Samardzija held the Cubs to just three other hits while striking out eight in seven innings. Samardzija was on his way to making it five consecutive starts before he walked Ian Happ in the sixth inning. To some people, it looked like the fan who caught Bryant's homer might have reached ov... [Full Article...]

Chris Kunitz goal sends Penguins to Stanley Cup Finals

The game was almost halfway through regulation before the Penguins scored the first goal off a two-on-one against Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson . The 36-year-old has been a testament to resiliency all year, powering Ottawa when he wasn't with his wife Nicholle as she battled cancer. Should Jean-Gabriel Pageau have gotten a penalty shot? More than anything, Nashville has earned some lo... [Full Article...]

Iowa shuts out top-seeded Nebraska 2-0 at Big Ten tourney

That game will be followed at 5 p.m. (ET) Thursday by Game 6 between Purdue and the loser of the Maryland/Iowa game. The Terps and Boilermakers had played an even game up until Smith's two-out hit in the eighth inning. Sophomore pitcher Matt Waldron relieved Burkamper in the sixth inning and kept the Huskers in the game with three innings of one-hit ball, striking out five. [Full Article...]

Manchester United won Europa League

Manchester United won Europa League Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan handed United the victory in Stockholm , with Ajax failing to really lay a glove on Jose Mourinho's men in a tepid performance. Where do you think Rooney's future lies? We've not had a lot of players in the squad due to injury but everyone pushed through and we've done it. The Europa League had been viewed as an inconvenience to many United... [Full Article...]

LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

He played three halves against the Cavaliers before limping off the court in the middle of Game 2. "We all need to soak this up". "It made me look back to see how fast everything can be taken away from me", Thomas said. That led to Cleveland cruising to a 33-point win in Boston to win the series. He watched Game 5 in street clothes. Boston , missing the injured Isaiah Thomas , had fo... [Full Article...]

Chelsea players wary of 'fantastic' Arsenal in final

You've got the opportunity to play in the final and win the trophy. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte offered his backing to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger on Friday, even if he hopes to pile on the misery for the Frenchman in the FA Cup final . [Full Article...]

NZ captain says no room for error in Champions Trophy

India captain Virat Kohli insisted yesterday he had no qualms about being in England for the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament following the deadly Manchester terror attack. We came off the back of some really bad Test cricket, so to still be able to boast about it 13 years later is great. It was here in Birmingham where Sarfraz stated his side's ambitions for the tournament, confide... [Full Article...]

LeBron James seeks his own legacy in face of Michael Jordan comparison

James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals . The 9.8 points he averaged in the fourth quarter earned him a nightly spot in highlights everywhere, a cool Game of Thrones-themed nickname and a seat at the table as a potential MVP candidate for a good st... [Full Article...]

Argentina reach agreement for Sampaoli

Argentina reach agreement for Sampaoli Sampaoli's exploits with Sevilla this season, where he guided the team to fourth place in La Liga and the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, attracted the attentions of a number of clubs, not least Barcelona. Argentina , fifth in their South American qualifying group for the World Cup, resume their qualifying campaign at Uruguay on August 31. If all goes to plan, Sampaoli will now oversee t... [Full Article...]

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. Despite the absence of three of the most high-profile players in the sport, there will be no shortage of intriguing subplots at the prestigious tournament that gets started Sunday. [Full Article...]

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List Consider the 2016-17 Boston Celtics , whose season ended on Thursday with a 135-102 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. "Playing the game the right way", Brown said. Given what Thomas endured this postseason and how he handled it is nothing short of remarkable. He lost a tooth early in the series against the Washington Wizards and he even scored ... [Full Article...]

Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Chelsea

But again, even the last hope of taking away any silverware this season is not going to be easy as Arsenal has a Herculean task ahead in Chelsea . He did a good job. "I saw the game, Arsenal against Monaco, when they lost at home in the Champions League". The England striker, 26, was still at Manchester United when Arsenal won the FA Cup in 2014 and missed the 2015 final because o... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice as Jenson Button returns in Monaco

Hamilton's Mercedes team will be left scratching their heads following a below-par display which leaves them with plenty of work to do ahead of qualifying on Saturday and latterly the race. "Then there was a night and day difference, black and white, in P2. There is respect both ways (with Hamilton), which is good", Bottas said. "Around here it's also important to have a good feel for the vehi... [Full Article...]

Agassi Teams Up With Djokovic At French Open

The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open on Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament , defeating Rafael Nadal . Agassi won eight major titles - four fewer than Djokovic - but has never coached. Thiem's run to the semis a year ago and his recent victory over Nadal in Rome prove he can't be taken lightly. [Full Article...]

NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

James has three National Basketball Association titles while Jordan has six. Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are great and on a roll nearly as sweet as Golden State's, but to even slightly dismiss the Warriors is an obvious case of Eastern time zone bias or James Mania. [Full Article...]

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for a quarter. The Celtics would go on to win the following game 111-108, before falling to the Cavs in Game 4 again. With the rubber match set to begin in one week, James was looking ahead not back, but teammate Kyrie Irving said he urged James to savor his achievement. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte: Chelsea players did justice to a legend

John Terry: "Thank you will never ever be enough". Paddy Power said in a statement to Press Association Sport on Monday: "We replied to a novelty request for odds on John Terry's substitution - one of hundreds on the Chelsea game - and fair play to the three punters who were on at odds of 100-1". [Full Article...]

Warriors' 12-0 postseason record is so much more than three sweeps

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs by way of a 129-115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday. Since the 2012-13 season, Ginobili has started just three times in a total of 325 regular season games. Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State will have a muted ... [Full Article...]

City secure Champions League for next season while Reds teens shine

City secure Champions League for next season while Reds teens shine The Blues have now reached the Champions League for a sixth successive season - and are hoping for an improved showing under Guardiola next season. A lack of goals or, more specifically, the low ratio between chances created and those converted are what see City going into today's final afternoon of the season hanging on for a top-four finish rather than pushing Chelsea for the title. [Full Article...]


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