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Jose Mourinho responds in fixture congestion row

Jose Mourinho responds in fixture congestion row

The Portuguese confirmed Joel Pereira, Kieran O'Hara, Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matthew Willock and Zachary Dearnley will be involved on Sunday, so too 16-year-old Angel Gomes. One of the worst problems that is so apparent this season is Mourinho's inability to get the best of his players. Palace upped the tempo in the second half with Christian Benteke's header striking the post, while Joel Pereira distinguished his first United start with a fine save from Luka ... Read More

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Alonso qualifies seventh-fastest as Carpenter leads Indy 500

The four-time IndyCar champion and 2008 Indy 500 victor admitted that despite his happiness with pole, his focus was swiftly turning to next weekend's 101 Indianapolis 500. Dixon's teammate, Tony Kanaan , will start seventh after going 230.828. To put Alonso's performance into context, 1992 F1 world champion Nigel Mansell qualified eighth on his debut in 1993, in what was the Englishman's fourth IndyCar race after switching to the US-based series. Read More

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Sharapova vows to 'rise up again' after French Open snub

Sharapova though seems to have taken FFT's decision by her stride. The FFT said it would be wrong to give a wildcard to a player whose failure to qualify for next week's tournament owed to a doping suspension rather than injury. Sharapova did not comment on Tuesday's announcement. But Simon said: "She has complied with the sanction imposed by CAS". "It's not down to me to question that decision and, I repeat, we must respect decisions that were taken". Read More

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Emotional Zabaleta proud of ´wonderful nine years´ at Manchester City

The Watford boss's departure from Vicarage Road was announced on Wednesday after a hard season that means his side will nearly certainly finish in the bottom half. "It's something that I'm prepared for and I will try to enjoy it like a kid of 10 years old". "It has been nine wonderful years", Zabaleta said. Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored first-half goals, before Toure strolled through West Brom's defense to add the third and bring the home fans at Etihad Stadium to their feet. Read More

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Terry starts Chelsea farewell against Sunderland

Terry starts Chelsea farewell against Sunderland

Free webinar: Register now to learn about Closing the Gap between Government and IT with Army and Military Health System. Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea players not to rest on their laurels next season and suggested failing to mount a strong defence of their Premier League title, as they did last season, would render them "losers" in his eyes. Read More

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LeBron James Left Out Of Top 3 In NBA MVP Voting

LeBron James Left Out Of Top 3 In NBA MVP Voting

Westbrook had a record 42 triple-doubles this season and averaged a triple-double for the season. LeBron James finished out of the top three in the race for the NBA MVP , according to the list of finalists for the league's most prestigious regular-season award announced by TNT before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More

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Antonio Conte gratful to his Chelsea players

Antonio Conte gratful to his Chelsea players

Gus Hiddink was brought in to steady the ship and this summer new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has masterminded a surge to the title. Conscious of his key men being worn out for the final last time out against Watford, Conte made nine changes to his starting XI, a club record for a league game, and the Italian may well repeat this against Sunderland as he rotates again to keep his squad match-fit for Wembley. Read More

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Crosby plays on after scare of head-first crash

Crosby plays on after scare of head-first crash

The Washington Capitals have overcome a 3-1 series deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to force a decisive Game 7 at the Verizon Center on Wednesday. "Backstrom is one of those guys who I think is one of the most underrated players in the National Hockey League", Trotz said. "We turned the puck over and then we started chasing the game a bit". Read More

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Juventus wins sixth consecutive Serie A title

Juventus wins sixth consecutive Serie A title

Torino won five consecutive titles from 1943-49 (including a season that was canceled due to World War II), Inter Milan took five straight from 2006-10 and Juventus claimed a handful from 1931-35. Veteran goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon was restored to the line-up after being benched for the cup final against Lazio but was a virtual spectator as the hosts dominated proceedings from the first minute itself. Read More

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Scotland boss Gregor Townsend eagerly awaits World Cup clash with hosts Japan

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend eagerly awaits World Cup clash with hosts Japan

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend admits playing hosts Japan will make the World Cup campaign more challenging than it might have been - but also more mouth-watering. Ireland have met Japan twice before in the Rugby World Cup, beating in Dublin in 1991 and South Africa in 1995, but the Irish will be wary of a developing nation that memorably beat South Africa in the last World Cup. Read More

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Conte to dump Chelsea next season

Conte to dump Chelsea next season

The timing of Terry's departure was significant - he wears the number 26 shirt - but it began when the clock clicked on to 26 minutes, which is the 27th minute, and by the time he left the field it was the 28th minute. At the final whistle against Sunderland this Sunday amid the fireworks, ticker-tape and jubilant celebrations, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and his players will be presented with the Premier League trophy and their medals, but the party mood won't last long. Read More

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IPL 2017 Final, Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians

I would, however, still back Pune to win today's encounter. Plus both their titles had come batting first. In the bowling department, a lot will be depending on left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat and off-spinner Washington Sundar. However, he added, "In the end, finals cricket is finals cricket". Also, several MI players have the experience of playing in an IPL Final, and that experience - of knowing how to overcome the big-game jitters - should serve MI in good stead. Read More

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Conte: I won't do another year at Chelsea without my family

Conte: I won't do another year at Chelsea without my family

Next season, however, they will have to cope without Terry, the man who lifted the trophy alongside defensive partner Cahill. Every ex-player I speak to says the same thing, play as long as you can, enjoy every minute. I think Real Madrid will come in for Hazard and [then there is] Costa with this rumoured big money move to China. The ones they've got have been great, but when you play so many games per season, you need more than just two. Read More

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Zabaleta to leave Manchester City

That's why it will be a very emotional moment. "City had a big and ambitious project and this is why I made a decision to come". Toure looked certain to leave the club earlier this season when he was frozen out by Pep Guardiola over a series of outbursts by his agent Dimitri Seluk, but the Ivory Coast star could be given the opportunity to complete a remarkable turnaround. Read More

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The Spurs went down swinging in Game 3, and that's enough

The Spurs went down swinging in Game 3, and that's enough

San Antonio trailed by nine points at halftime and got as close as 69-65 two minutes into the third quarter before Golden State took charge with its superior firepower and unselfish play. We've got to be a little sharper. Combine the regular season and the postseason, and this Golden State team (78-15, .839) has a better record so far than last year's regular-season record-setting club (88-18, .830). Read More

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Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

Debutant midfielder Josh Harrop had a day to remember as his first start was full of promise, with an energetic display leading to his first goal for the club, set up by Paul Pogba . There was precious little time for the England youth global to make a telling impact, but his appearance complemented promising full debuts by Joel Pereira, Scott McTominay, Demetri Mitchell and Harrop. Read More

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Kawhi Leonard 'day to day,' questionable for Game 3

Kawhi Leonard 'day to day,' questionable for Game 3

SAN ANTONIO - With their confidence shaken after taking a 36-point beating from the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 , the Spurs were determined to be more competitive when the series shifted to San Antonio. His efficiency and accuracy are at all-time levels right now, and should he enter Game 3 without Leonard there to cause disruption on the wing, Curry could wind up having another field day shooting the ball."It's getting better". Read More

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Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

Golden State now turns their attention to Monday night where they have the chance to close out the Spurs on their home court and go into the NBA Finals with a 10-day layoff and a ideal 12-0 postseason record. - San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play in Saturday's game against the Warriors after re-injuring his left ankle. This game had been tied 49-49 late in the second quarter when the Warriors went on a 12-0 run to open it up. Read More

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Lallana helps Liverpool secure Champions League spot

Lallana helps Liverpool secure Champions League spot

Jose Mourinho entered the final day of the league campaign knowing United was finishing sixth and prioritizing winning the Europa League in Wednesday's final against Ajax to qualify for the Champions League . Pep Guardiola's side required only a point to secure a top-four place, but instead of sitting back went about dismantling their opponents. Congratulations to Chelsea and to Tottenham, we are so glad to be third. Read More

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Edmonton Oilers: Matt Benning a Top Defender in Playoffs

Elsewhere, the Edmonton Oilers compiled a big enough lead so that the Anaheim Ducks couldn't come back, finishing with a dominating 7-1 victory on Sunday to force a game seven in their second round series. Louis Blues . However on the blue line the team does not have the same level of talent, which is something they need to build on but will take time and patience. Read More

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Ajax shouldn't be in Europa League, says Mourinho

Ajax shouldn't be in Europa League, says Mourinho

It wasn't long until United got their second goal either as Pogba this time scored the goal after a great pass from Jesse Lingard found the midfielder, who dedicated his goal to his late father. " Paul is fine ", the United manager said. Strong guy, strong mentality . "It's pretty significant, isn't it?" The big Dutchman saved the decisive spot-kick from Nicolas Anelka in 2008 as Chelsea were beaten on penalties in European football's biggest club match, and next month he will ... Read More

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United Wonderkid Josh Harrop Just Scored An Absolute Cracker

United Wonderkid Josh Harrop Just Scored An Absolute Cracker

Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool boss Souness was critical of Mourinho after United's 0-0 draw at Southampton on Wednesday. Muhren barked: "I didn't like Mourinho's comments about a fixture pile-up". With Ipswich I used to play 65 games in a season. " It's not my fault if their managerial career was very poor ". Luke Shaw has had surgery at a time when he hit his best form. Read More

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Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

The Kawhi Leonard injury has been the story of this one, as the Spurs led game one by 23 when he went out injured, and have been outscored by about 60 points in the 5 and a half quarters since. " That guy's a tough guy". "But I don't want to put that on any one guy". James, who was a plus-46 in the game (plus-63 in two games), dished out seven assists and added four rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots. Read More

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United will challenge for Premier League title next season

With the Europa League final against Ajax in mind, Mourinho gave unlikely starts to the likes of Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira and the aforementioned Harrop. "I got hugely criticised for it and Crystal Palace got up there and then fell away and that continued into the next season.We have to be careful about where we get in the league because if it's not sustainable people won't have that". Read More

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Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

Busch won the 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and earned the $1 million prize that came with it. Clean air - the less turbulent air that cars at the front of the field encounter - was much more important. Two drivers, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez started the race on the options. Larson was very strong and led 40 laps of the night's total of 70 when he won the first two stages. Read More

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No practice round is no problem for Mickelson

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes both turned in 5-under 67 performances in Round 1 of the Players Championship. Hughes, who survived a five-way playoff to win at Sea Island, doesn't even have that body of work behind him. Stanley got his trouble out of the way early with three bogeys in four holes, and then was bogey-free the rest of the way. One bad shot put him in one bad place - off the cart path at No. Read More

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