Sports Romelu Lukaku told he can join 'certain clubs': Raiola
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku told he can join 'certain clubs': Raiola

The Blues fought hard to keep hold of the Belgian last summer, and many felt that he had been told he could leave this summer if Everton failed to qualify for the Champions League . "You know we have the 0.1% now". The Blues see Lukaku as the ideal potential replacement for Diego Costa, whose future at Stamford Bridge continues to to be up in the air.

Author: 0 India arrive in Birmingham ahead of high-voltage tie against Pakistan

If you look at our side, at least four or five players have been playing cricket together the last 10, 12 years, more than 10, 12 years. Both teams have a fantastic blend of youth and experience, a must for 50-over cricket. "They were bowling an attacking line and length, looking to be aggressive, looking to pick up wickets", he said. Marcus Stoinis is an all-rounder with the x-factor.

Sports Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight
Author: 0 Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight

Fast forward to the spring of 2016, when Harper was all about " make baseball fun again " and all that. "I wasn't sure what was going on, but I think (the Giants ) were definitely shocked at the situation, shocked that he would so something like that three years later", Harper said .

Sports Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III
Author: 0 Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

So finally Kevin Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City basketball team and joined the Golden State Warriors where he says he is happy now and at peace. "Conventional wisdom basically suggests that having dynamic rivalries of great teams is really good for a sport, even if it does leave more cities on the outside looking in", Robert Boland, director of the sports administration programme at Ohio University, told Reuters .

Author: 0 5 things to watch in the NBA Finals

That Lakers team, which included current Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue , lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of The Finals before sweeping the next four games to earn an National Basketball Association championship and finish with the best single-season playoff winning percentage in league history (.938, 15-1).

Sports Ainslie shows impressive speed as America's Cup qualifiers begin
Author: 0 Ainslie shows impressive speed as America's Cup qualifiers begin

A big nosedive after gate three led to a 39-second loss to the Americans. If the victor of the qualifiers is Oracle or a challenger that advances to the match, that team will start the match with a one-point bonus. Olympic sailing champion Giles Scott admits winning the America's Cup this summer would cap a dream year. It was eventually enough to take the point from the kiwis by only six seconds across the line, but a race which the rookie team can take great heart from.

Sports Warriors boss Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach
Author: 0 Warriors boss Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach

The teams have been on a collision course since training camp in October, but James this week rejected questions about pressure, insisting he was focused on "just the joy of being able to compete for a championship". The epic squads collide in an unprecedented third consecutive NBA Finals starting Thursday at Oakland, with the host Warriors an oddsmakers favorite in the hotly anticipated best-of-seven showdown against a Cleveland team that made the greatest comeback in Finals history to ...

Author: 0 Warriors without coach for opener

The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday i. LeBron James doesn't plan on leaving the National Basketball Association realm anytime soon. James Harden turned in an MVP-caliber year and Mike D'Antoni orchestrated a terrific turnaround that put the Rockets on the map. James won his first title in 2012 with Miami in a five-game series over Durant and the Thunder.

Author: 0 Kevin Love finds it 'funny' that Cavs are underdogs against Warriors

The NBA Finals follow the league's regular season. Golden State led the league with a 67-15 record this season and is 27-1 in its last 28 games, including the playoffs. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown , when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". However, Hall of Famer Jordan still has several prestigious records over James.

Author: 0 Spurs' Kane won't rest in Golden Boot race

That chilling blast put Leicester to the sword and Kane knows it probably had the Everton man choking on the settee as he was watching. "Kane you believe it?', "White Hart Kane", 'Harry Kane scores another goal"; the snappy headlines write themselves.

Author: 0 Cavs insist they have plenty of bite

He didn't make the All-Star team this year and is not yet being mentioned with the all-time greats, but consider this: by general consensus, ball handling today has evolved far beyond what it used to be. "Once Wednesday comes, we get a chance to fine-tune everything and go from there". Kerr said he will travel with the Warriors to Cleveland during the series whether or not he is coaching the team .

Sports Vikings sign RB Cook to complete contracts for draft class
Author: 0 Vikings sign RB Cook to complete contracts for draft class

Cook was the team's second-round selection earlier this month and the team actually traded up seven spots to get him. In 28 starts at Florida State, he had 21 games of rushing for at least 100 yards. After being named the Orange Bowl MVP for a performance in which he racked up 207 total yards (145 rushing) and a touchdown, Cook opted to enter the NFL Draft.

Author: 0 MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies after cycling collision

USA motorcycle driver Nicky Hayden , seriously injured in a bicycle accident Wednesday, died on Monday, the Cesena hospital in central Italy said, where the 2006 MotoGP world champion was hospitalized. We are all so proud of that. Nicky Hayden after winning the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. For the past two seasons, Hayden's main focus has been on World Superbikes where he has also been riding for Honda.

Author: 0 James' Cavs underdogs for National Basketball Association finals

But the Warriors were slowed by their own injuries , allowing James to engineer the biggest comeback in finals history and bring his home-town Cleveland its first National Basketball Association title. "Talent is what allowed [the Finalists] to flip the switch". James bought the house in 2015 for more than $20 million. The Warriors (12-0) are the first team to enter The Finals without a playoff loss since the Lakers in 2001 (11-0).

Sports Cavaliers Down Celtics in Game 4 of Conference Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers Down Celtics in Game 4 of Conference Finals

Cavaliers: The 42 points were a career playoff-high for Irving, who scored 41 in Game 5 of last year's Finals. James came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 points, but that was after Irving put the team on his back and gave them a lead.

Sports Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten
Author: 0 Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

But Sunday's setback - albeit on a surface for which she has no great affection, having made an opening-round exit in Paris past year - threatens to leave her season in tatters. The 29-year-old German became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the first round at the French Open since the sport went professional in 1968. 'I won.

Author: 0 Warriors, Cavs collide in NBA Finals for third straight year

The Warriors seek a fifth National Basketball Association title in franchise history on the 70th anniversary of their first, which came in 1947 when the team was based in Philadelphia. LeBron James , Ohio's prodigal son, just returned to Cleveland after a four-year stint with the Miami Heat . That became even more apparent during the postseason, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals where Love averaged over three points more than he did in the regular season, and more than ...

Sports Celtics Lose to Cavaliers 135-102 and Are Eliminated From Playoffs
Author: 0 Celtics Lose to Cavaliers 135-102 and Are Eliminated From Playoffs

This remarkable duo combined to score 134 points in the final two contests as Cleveland ended the series with a 135-102 Game 5 win Thursday night at TD Garden. But let's get back to Game 5. "We understand the goal out here and we want to accomplish something bigger than ourselves. The way he's playing, he's deserving of all the credit he's getting", Irving said before listing some of the Celtics who shone in Thomas' absence.

Sports Spanish heavyweights favourites for Champions League final — Real Madrid legends
Author: 0 Spanish heavyweights favourites for Champions League final — Real Madrid legends

Higuaín and Alves are also good. "Any Champions League final is special, but obviously this is a little bit extra special". "It's the last game of the season, the most important one", Zidane said . "We had great conviction in our abilities two years ago and the same is the case this time around". "I think Isco has been fantastic", added Bale.

Sports Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

Wenger said he was optimistic for the future and said work was under way to plan for a title challenge next season - with Arsenal having not lifted the Premier League trophy in 13 years. But we did not create football because we wanted to create business. "I think I touched the sky", Pires would later remark upon his performances during that campaign and, alongside Freddie Ljungberg, Dennis Bergkamp and Henry, he was the final piece in the puzzle of the iconic Invincibles attacking line of ...

Sports Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want
Author: 0 Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want

Mourinho and United took the winning option, overpowering a talented by lightweight Ajax to give their season and thousands of celebrating fans a warmer glow. Jesse Lingard says Manchester United did not meet their preseason targets to win the Premier League title or finish inside the top four but he believes their form this season showed they "we're capable of anything".

Sports Arsene Wenger signs two-year deal to stay at Arsenal
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger signs two-year deal to stay at Arsenal

The 67-year-old Frenchman's new deal, which will take his tenure up to 23 years, is believed to have been rubber-stamped during a board meeting on Tuesday. ARSENE WENGER is to be handed a £100million transfer warchest this summer - which could increase IF he sells his current flops. Everything we do is created to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season.

Sports Near miss for Day in Texas
Author: 0 Near miss for Day in Texas

His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron Tringale (9-under). Everything is coming along nicely. "I only had one top 10 (result) up to this point". It takes a little time to get back in the form I was in leading into the Masters .

Author: 0 Murray Into French Open 2nd Round

Murray, who will face Martin Klizan in the second round, hit 29 winners to wrap up proceedings in two hours and 33 minutes. He breezed through the third and fourth sets with the loss of just two games and ended the match full of smiles that hinted at his relief over a potentially tricky hurdle negotiated.

Author: 0 Confident James all Cavaliers may need to win

Will LeBron James surpass Michael Jordan in legacy, not just in points? We match up well with them. We beat them on Christmas Day (109-108), so they were trying to get some get-back. The Cavaliers formed the "Big 3" consisting of James , Kyrie Irving , and Kevin Love in the hopes of improving a previous dismal season. However, as great and as important as the stars are in a series like this, role players may very well determine the outcome.

Sports Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager
Author: 0 Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager

Wenger has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups with the Gunners . Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has vowed that, with the support of the fans, he can help take the club to the next level. Arsenal's decision may be justified in the long-term, if Wenger can buck a decade-long trend and rebuild this team. "We want to support this way [of playing] all together".

Sports Gonzalez gets 1st win since April as Nats beat Giants 6-3
Author: 0 Gonzalez gets 1st win since April as Nats beat Giants 6-3

Both players also were assessed fines, Major League Baseball reported in announcing the decisions. Strickland landed at least one punch, and Harper landed one, and immediately both benches cleared as the two players looked ready for a full-on brawl, as ABC 7 reports .

Sports Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win
Author: 0 Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win

Tokyo-born Takuma Sato took everyone by surprise and made a White man feel uncomfortable , by emerging victorious at the recently concluded Indianapolis 500 . The Japanese spent seven seasons in F1 but notably incurred the wrath of several of the sport's top drivers, including Michael Schumacher , while former Toyota boss Tsutomu Tomita branded him "reckless'".

Sports Vincenzo Montella extends his contract as AC Milan coach
Author: 0 Vincenzo Montella extends his contract as AC Milan coach

Milan CEO Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli made the announcement through Facebook Live with Montella. Morata netted on 15 occasions in La Liga this season despite making only 14 starts, with lack of first-team opportunities the main factor behind the move, with Milan set to make him their star attacker.

Author: 0 Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

Initially, he was looking at charges for disorderly conduct, possession of an instrument of a crime and disrupting a meeting. Nashville didn't want to become the first team to do so, but down 3-0, they had some work to do. "A couple tough bounces, stuff like that". How will you be watching the game? The Penguins will look towards their star players to boost them once again to victory.

Author: 0 Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances

Williamson and other Black Caps stars are arriving in London - after their Indian Premier League exertions - for the eight-team tournament starting on June 1. It has gained a lot of experience in the last three or four years. "This year the team is a lot fitter, the cricketers are a lot more mature because that was a very young group four years ago".

Sports Modern-thinking Valverde ideal coach for Barcelona — Bartomeu
Author: 0 Modern-thinking Valverde ideal coach for Barcelona — Bartomeu

With Ernesto Valverde's confirmation as the coach of Barcelona , Steve Nicol looks at his safe, if lacklustre, approach. The 53-year-old has agreed a deal at the Nou Camp to take charge for the next two seasons. It won the first leg of that final 4-0 with an inspiring performance at its San Mames Stadium. Last week he had decided that he would leave the club after four years in charge.

Sports Morgan gives Roy his backing
Author: 0 Morgan gives Roy his backing

England will pick Jason Roy for their Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh and for the remainder of the tournament too. Bangladesh will look to opener Tamim Iqbal - a player who has made plenty of runs against England in the past - to put on a show at the top of the order.

Sports Oxlade Surprised Moses Was Sent Off In Cup Final
Author: 0 Oxlade Surprised Moses Was Sent Off In Cup Final

He added: "My agent speaking after..." What I know is that he was brilliant on Saturday when we won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 . The Chile global has been strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal with Bayern Munich, Manchester United and also Chelsea keeping a close eye.

Sports Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt F1 says Steiner
Author: 0 Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt F1 says Steiner

If you're a Sky Sport customer you'll need the right subscription to be able to view BT Sport ESPN on channels 426 and 458. I know that this is a race that everyone has a chance to win. Things were smoother in the afternoon, where he placed 12th, but the British driver got flustered by other drivers. "I still lack experience in important moments of the race ".

Sports Ernesto Valverde is new Barcelona coach as Luis Enrique departs
Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde is new Barcelona coach as Luis Enrique departs

Yet, even Valverde's impressive career path will be scant preparation for the demanding Barca job, which consumed predecessors Pep Guardiola and Enrique, who needed to take a sabbatical year after being drained by the pressure. Iniesta told a Save The Children function he was convinced Valverde, who played for Barcelona , will prove an inspired choice. Valverde will be thrown in at the deep end, with a number of decisions to be made on incomings and outgoings, a preseason tour to the ...

Author: 0 LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

If not, Brown, who replaced him midway through the first round, faces the team he led to the 2007 NBA Finals . " As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night, It's still up in the air ", Kerr said on Monday as he sats uncomfortably and spoke to reporters before his team take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in two years in the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss

Giancarlo Stanton , who finished the game going 3-for-5, put the Marlins on the board early with a solo home run in the first inning, but the Angels answered in the fourth with a two-run home run from Martin Maldonado . Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday , May 28, 2017, in Miami.

Author: 0 Braun, Pina exit Brewers' tilt vs. D-backs

The over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Milwaukee . "Nick came up with a big base hit", Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "On a night where we really needed it with a bullpen that might have been a little bit exhausted or short in certain places, Robbie gave us seven great innings".