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Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager

Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager

In recent years, the club have found themselves frantically signing players on the final day of the summer transfer window - a scenario the club want to avoid. In his first nine seasons at the helm, Wenger led them to three Premier League titles and four FA Cups . Anti-Wenger banners were held aloft by Gunners fans in the closing stages of a 3-1 defeat at West Brom on 18 March, while in the first half two planes towed banners over the ground - one criticising the manager and the other ... Read More

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In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris

The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. But the world No. 1 got into his stride and saw out the final set in just 27 minutes, sealing the match with a forehand down the line after winning eight successive games. Read More

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No. 1 Kerber bounced in French Open opener

Last year Kerber won the Australian Open and U.S. Open, and was the Wimbledon runner-up, while this year has been much more of a struggle with a 19-13 record, losing four of her past six matches. Petra Kvitova's first tournament since she was injured in a knife attack at her home is over. On Sunday, Kerber fell a double break down to trail 5-1 to her 28-year-old Russian opponent who she was facing for the 12th time. Read More

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Tiger Woods found asleep at wheel of stationary car

Woods told police he was taking several prescriptions, according to the report, which also noted that the golfer changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods was arrested about 3 a.m. Monday, Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. Meanwhile, fellow golfer John Daly , whose hard-partying ways have been well publicized, offered his sympathy to Woods. Read More

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Kimi Raikkonen to start from pole at Monaco GP

Ferrari clinched their first Monaco GP win since 2001 with the German on Sunday afternoon, however, their strategy proved controversial. "It's very, very special to win here", Vettel said. "It is about bringing the tyres into the right window; we have a fast vehicle but she doesn't like the tyres and that is something we need to understand". Read More

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Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round

Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round

The 15th seed, who had only returned this week after a five-month injury absence following a stabbing by a burglar a year ago, littered the court with errors to lose 7-6 7-6. The 17-year-old Fourlis is ranked 337th in the world and was appearing in only her second Grand Slam. "He is not an opponent you want to play against in the first round". Read More

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Venus might've revealed Serena expecting girl

Venus might've revealed Serena expecting girl

A stray shot from Haase rebounded off the umpire's chair during the third set. In the victory, Mertens won 61 percent of her first serve points and 62 percent of her second serve points. It was by no means all about the action on the show courts as emotions ran high on Court 6. "This match is special to me", said Kvitova. "I was just hanging in there, being aggressive and waiting for my moment". Read More

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Haase still smiling after loss to Nadal in Paris

Haase still smiling after loss to Nadal in Paris

Serving to stay in the contest when darkness halted their tie on Tuesday, Tsonga was broken immediately when play resumed as the Argentine world number 91 wrapped up a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 win. I don't know how much of this is the Andre Agassi effect, but suddenly something is going well. "It was really hard for me previous year", Nadal said. Read More

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Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao is there to fight Conor McGregor

Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao is there to fight Conor McGregor

Dana's a good negotiator, and he'll get the thing done. "This is a boxing match, he's a hell of a stand up fighter, I can't take that away from him", Mayweather said on Eminem's SiriusXM channel Shade 45 . Roach said Pacquiao's punching power has not diminished and that makes him risky against Horn, or even Mcgregor , in case they meet on the ring. And Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, right? It's a must-watch fight as the UFC heads into a huge summer of events. Read More

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LeBron James Jokingly Admits He's Going Bald Like Michael Jordan

James scored 11 points with six assists in the period and Irving, showing no sign of the twisted left ankle he suffered in the third quarter of game four, scored nine as Cleveland shot 64 percent from the field in the first quarter. James briefly celebrated breaking the record by raising his right index finger to signal No. 1 as he headed down the court while the game continued. Johnson was replaced in the starting lineup for Game 2 by Gerald Green, but after a 44-point loss and with ... Read More

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Arsène Wenger agrees new two-year deal at Arsenal

Wenger's future was the subject of intense speculation during the season, with a section of disgruntled fans and pundits calling for the long-serving Frenchman to leave. Kroenke gave his backing to Wenger and the new contract was rubber-stamped at the board meeting. Now, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he'll be sticking around for at least two more years, via a multi-year extension with the London side. Read More

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Boston Celtics Game 4 Recap: Mr. Buckets

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was disappointed with his team's defense on Irving, who was able to spread the floor while surrounded by shooters. "If we play harder than they do we can get back in it". A win and LeBron James goes to his seventh straight finals and the Cavs will see a team that is 12-0 in these playoffs. "We have to go in there with the "bunker mentality' as we had in Games 1 and 2 to go out and do what we do". Read More

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Wilkinson warns Lions not to repeat 'chaos' of 2005 in New Zealand

Wilkinson warns Lions not to repeat 'chaos' of 2005 in New Zealand

British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland admits losing a mid-week game or two "isn't the end of the world" as his Test selection focuses on claiming just their second ever Test series win on New Zealand soil. I don't think so. The 2017 British & Irish Lions may be one of the more culturally-sensitive bunch of tourists to have journeyed south, but their charm offensive will not extend to the pitch. Read More

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Stanley Cup Finals are off to a really unusual start

Stanley Cup Finals are off to a really unusual start

It's their ability to survive when they don't. Although the Predators lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, they showed how effective their possession-positive play can be against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins. The Predators, who crashed the NHL's biggest stage for the first time behind Rinne and a group of talented defenseman, were hardly intimidated by the stakes, the crowd or the defending champions, trying to become the first repeat victor since Detroit in 1998. Read More

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Barcelona appoint Valverde to replace Luis Enrique

Since then, there has been much speculation for who will be the next Barcelona coach, with other names like Jorge Sampaoli, Ronald Koeman and even Enrique's assistant as potential candidates. He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours. "Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches". Read More

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Arsenal battle to keep duo

The Gunners pulled one over on Chelsea as they beat the Blues 2-1 at Wembley Stadium, where Sanchez again illustrated his importance to the Arsenal cause by scoring a controversial early opener. Chelsea may count themselves as one of the few clubs able to finance a move for Sanchez, although Bundesliga champions Bayern present an allure that appears to have captured his attention ahead of the summer window. Read More

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Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

British hopes at the America's Cup were given a boost on Tuesday (May 30) after the Ben Ainslie-skippered Land Rover BAR scored a crucial victory over Sweden's Team Artemis. There were a couple of tactical, match-race situations that decided that race. The result was vital with Team New Zealand as good as through to the semifinals now and looking the most likely of the challengers with a real dogfight going on below them. Read More

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LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Boston Celtics

LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Boston Celtics

It's believed that if you put him on any of the last-place teams , for example, Philadelphia's 76ers or Brooklyn's Nets, they'd immediately become playoff contenders. "Yeah, I would love that", he said. When you're watching Michael Jordan , it's nearly like a god. "Throughout the series, I didn't get the opportunity to have that moment (with Thomas)", James said Thursday night. Read More

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Hamilton: Clear Ferrari are favouring Vettel

What serendipity that the removal of Raikkonen allowed the championship leader to bash out the quick laps necessary while his team-mate was labouring behind a slower vehicle. "Our vehicle is not working everywhere we go, but the more races we do, the more we learn and the stronger we get". Hamilton has a 29-point lead over his teammate Valtteri Bottas despite finishing three places below the Finn , but has made it clear that he will not ask his team to throw their weight behind him in ... Read More

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Can Arsene write new chapter at Arsenal?

Former England striker Gary Lineker said Arsenal were lagging behind their domestic rivals and could struggle to attract top quality players to the Emirates this summer without Champions League football on offer next season. Additionally, in 2003-04 season he became the first manager to lead a club through an unbeaten season in the Premier . Writing in his column in The Sun , Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving ... Read More

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Cavaliers manhandle Celtics, earn date with Warriors in NBA Finals

LeBron is now the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, and he has plenty of time to pull away from the pack. LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. "This team is a insane team ". We're going to enjoy this, take a day off and I'm sure we'll get back to the drawing board (today). Most importantly, they care about my health, not just being a basketball player. Read More

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Kyrie Irving Rescues Cleveland Cavaliers

Then he tied a team play-off record with his 21 points in the third quarter, set a Cavs post-season record with nine field goals and scored the final 14 points of the period. "Throughout the series, I didn't get the opportunity to have that moment", James said. Getting better and we obviously see that the team to get past is Cleveland , and right now we're not there. Read More

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Kyrie Irving Proved He's Ready to Take the Throne

James, Irving and Love took command from the opening tip-off on Thursday . LeBron scored his 29th point in the third quarter on a spot up three to put the Cavs up by 32 points. "We'd love it if we could win in four games, that would be great", Green said with a smile. "To not be able to go back out there in that second half and continue that series was painful". Read More

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Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

Calciomercato.com has claimed that the two parties will sit down to decide whether to extend the contract or accept the player's wish to go back to Atletico Madrid . If Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte change things up next season, though, the forward said he'd be open to a move - so long as it suits him. We didn't have a squad like Manchester United or City or Tottenham or Arsenal . Read More

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Brook: It's a joke that Spence is favored to beat me

Errol Spence Jr. wasn't particularly impressed with his performance on Saturday in Sheffield, England, in the biggest match of his career when he challenged Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight championship. Brook was arguably winning the contest until his eye swelled up grotesquely in the seventh round and slick southpaw Spence used it to his advantage as he lashed in big lefts before flooring Brook in the 10th. Read More

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Predators fan charged after throwing catfish on ice during Game 1

The Penguins were leading 3-0 last night during the second period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. First was Evgeni Malkin's five-on-three power-play goal to open the scoring at 15:32 of the first period . He scored the game-winner with 3:17 remaining in regulation to help Pittsburgh defeat the Nashville Predators in game 1, 5 to 3. The celebration was short-lived, as a coach's challenge revealed that Forsberg had been offside earlier on the play. Read More

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Cavs' Kevin Love: 'I Don't Feel Like We're Underdogs'

So we'll mix up coverages, mix up guys who'll guard him, and try to force the action with him and make his uncomfortable as possible. "I think once we get to Game 1, that might be a good time to make a decision one way or the other". He pointed to previous matchups against talented San Antonio and Boston teams in the postseason as great preparation for the Warriors. They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. Read More

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Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

Green wanted the matchup with the Cavaliers after Golden State fell short a year ago despite his brilliant Game 7, and now here it comes. While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like past year. Read More

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Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters

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. Holding put his finger to his head and some Arsenal fans believe he said to Costa: "You're a f****** psycho". "It is still a good season". Fabregas was given the nod to come on just after the hour mark, replacing Nemanja Matic, but could not help Chelsea win the cup. Read More

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