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Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat But Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal before returning to Barcelona in 2011, found himself among the substitutes as Chelsea failed to secure the double following a 2-1 defeat. I just want to do well for this club and, after that, it is down to the board members to decide if I am the right man to take this club further and for me to decide if I'm the right man, that is it. [Full Article...]

DeJong homers in Cardinals loss at Colorado

DeJong homers in Cardinals loss at Colorado The Colorado Rockies are 11-2-2 in series this season and will try to improve upon that record when they play the rubber game of their series Sunday with the St. He struck out Gonzalez in a 10-pitch at bat with a steady diet of curves in the fourth. "Most of the work he's going to do is strengthening the leg", Black said. [Full Article...]

Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open

Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open In comparison, she has lost in the first round of Australian Open and Wimbledon on three instances each. Angelique Kerber became the first top-ranked women's player in the Open era to lose in the opening round of the French Open at Roland Garros. [Full Article...]

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will only leave Stamford Bridge for one club

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will only leave Stamford Bridge for one club Wenger was once again critical of those Arsenal fans who have demonstrating against him during matches this season. "I don't know if I'm capable but I've done it for 15 years". "We started to play better in the second half and the red card was decisive", he said. Aaron Ramsey , who scored the victor to deny English Premier League champion Chelsea a double, certainly hopes there isn't a ... [Full Article...]

Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500, Alonso Forced To Retire

Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500, Alonso Forced To Retire Marco Andretti, 30, was eighth. Alonso had been a front-runner for most of the first 150 laps of the race, before two cautions in quick succession shuffled him down the order. "I need to keep pursuing this challenge, because winning the Indy 500 is not completed". But then the ominous signs for the Honda engine powering him started appearing. [Full Article...]

Lingard: Man United 'capable of anything'

And on United's campaign, Mourinho added: "I can only say basic things - I'm very happy with our season, I'm really happy with our trophies, I'm really happy to be back in the Champions League ". But the Portuguese insists he still has a future at Old Trafford. "We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title". [Full Article...]

Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors But the three-times National Basketball Association champion was also quick to point out that he has faced such a talent-laden squad on the NBA's biggest stage before - in 2013 against San Antonio while playing with Miami - and came out on the winning side. [Full Article...]

Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

It wasn't so much winning the Cup for himself that mattered, it was what it meant to others close to him, the look in the eyes when they saw it up close: his family, his friends, his former coaches. "I've been impressed with the hunger level and determination level of this group". The Penguins ultimately dispatched the Capitals in seven games despite not playing their best series . [Full Article...]

Spain: police arrest 5 Barca ultras before Copa final

Spain: police arrest 5 Barca ultras before Copa final Ultimately, it was Barcelona who walked away with the win - and the cup! Lionel Messi produced yet another master class as Barcelona marked the end of Luis Enrique's Nou Camp reign by lifting the Copa del Rey . Basque Country club Alaves impressed on their way to reaching the showpiece at Madrid's Vicente Calderon and, following promotion, they have secured a ninth-placed finish i... [Full Article...]

Relaxed celebrations among National Football League rule changes passed

The rule change essentially gives 480 players (15 per team) the chance to remain on the roster for the final preseason game, giving them one more opportunity to make a good impression. "Players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves", Goodell wrote . Now this will not free players up to celebrate in ways that the league will deem "offensive" or that delay the game,... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers vs. Warriors III: NBA Finals 2017 matchup is no surprise

Would another title for James - evening his Finals record at 4-4 and nearly certainly coming along with his fourth NBA Finals MVP - inch him ever closer to Jordan in his stated campaign to become recognized as the GOAT - the Greatest of All Time? I think the biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being m... [Full Article...]

Kevin Love on Cavaliers: "I don't feel like we're underdogs"

Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing. [Full Article...]

F1: Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton took an age to leave his Mercedes cockpit after he arrived back in the garage shaking his head, and while he will take some joy from the fact that it is Kimi Raikkonen who starts on pole for the first time since the 2008 French Grand Prix, and not his championship rival Sebastian Vettel , he knows he will have it all to do in tomorrow's race with overtaking nearly impossible at th... [Full Article...]

FA Cup: Kanu hails Arsenal's victory over Chelsea

FA Cup: Kanu hails Arsenal's victory over Chelsea Aaron Ramsey , who scored his second FA Cup-winning goal having also secured the trophy in 2014 against Hull City, said he wants Wenger to continue in charge, praising his switch to a three-man defence which enabled Arsenal to finish the season strongly. [Full Article...]

(NBA) LeBron surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

James began making his presence known early and did a bit of everything. James was off to the races with 11 points, four rebounds and six assists. The other two Cavaliers' stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 19 points to give their team a 43-27 lead by the end of the frame. [Full Article...]

LeBron Passes Michael On Playoff Scoring List

Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena. It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James , who hit a 3-pointer late in in the third quarter to nudge past Jordan on the playoff scoring list. [Full Article...]

Kerber: I need to start from scratch

The world number one succumbed 6-2, 6-2 to Russian opponent Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday to become the first women's top seed to lose in the opening round of the tournament during the open era. American Serena Williams, ranked No. 2, is sitting out the rest of the season due to her pregnancy. She may be the US Open champion but the crown of being the world's best player is not sitting well wit... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh Misses Net Session at Lord's

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh Misses Net Session at Lord's The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) backed out of a threat to boycott the 50-over tournament in a revenue-sharing dispute with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah had an impressive IPL, so they will be eager to get cracking. Hussey also expects spinners have some role to play at the three venues - Birmingham, Cardiff... [Full Article...]

Chelsea's Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

Chelsea's Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat They were two outstanding performances, so this cup we won with special spirit and special attitude. "I think we have shown great support in him ( Wenger ) as well and for his trust in us". With several players on the injury list, and Laurent Koscielny suspended, Arsenal were forced to start Per Mertesacker. We reached an incredible target with every single player performing at 120 per cent. [Full Article...]

Jaap Stam: Promotion 'would be one of my biggest achievements'

Although it was different against Fulham in the semi-finals, Reading usually don't have much of a Plan B and they may try and use the expanse of the Wembley pitch to their advantage. Huddersfield's manager is widely coveted, with Middlesbrough and Southampton understood to be interested, and will not be short of suitors should his side lose. [Full Article...]


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