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Sports Michael Owen states his 'patient' prediction for Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Author: 0 Michael Owen states his 'patient' prediction for Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Given the huge importance attached to qualifying for the more prestigious competition, some may wonder what all the fuss is about. Liverpool have averaged the fifth-highest home attendance this campaign with Manchester City, West Ham United, Arsenal and Manchester United the only sides above them in the Premier League.

Author: 0 French Open favourite Halep marches on in Rome

The 2014 Roland Garros finalist relied on her consistency and ball-control skills to carve up Bertens launching a six-game run to burst out to a 7-5, 4-0 lead before the 15th-seeded Bertens finally slowed her slide. Svitolina will chase a fourth title of the year after trophy triumphs in Taiwan, Dubai and Istanbul. The win was Halep's 12th on clay this season and she made sure of her first Rome final in an hour and 17 minutes at the Foro Italico, with the start delayed by half an hour ...

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax

United are guaranteed sixth place, while Palace are safe from relegation. "The reality is that since January we have played 37 matches, and in the Premier League are 38 matches so we have played a complete Premier League minus one match in five months - which is what a team normally does for a year".

Author: 0 Deferring to Matt Murray in Game 4

Game 4 is Friday night in Ottawa. Regardless we have seen Fleury play great in these playoffs. Murray, who suffered a lower-body injury during warm-ups before the opening game of their opening round National Hockey League playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, finally returning to the Penguins line-up as a back-up to Marc-Andre Fleury at the end of their second-round series against the Washington Capitals.

Author: 0 Tottenham's Kane tops Premier League scoring charts

Prolific striker Harry Kane expressed his determination to seal the Premier League's Golden Boot award after a four-goal rampage during Tottenham's demolition of dethroned champions Leicester . "Maybe we will sell the players that we want to sell". "We will keep the players that we want to keep", he said. Spurs confirmed their true identity as they sent strong signals that being second on the league standings was never a fluke.

Sports John Terry can have successful managerial career, says Antonio Conte
Author: 0 John Terry can have successful managerial career, says Antonio Conte

The 36-year-old defender, who will leave Chelsea after 22 years this summer, started in the league for the first time since September in Monday's 4-3 win over Watford . Beaten manager Walter Mazzarri played down an on-pitch argument between Okaka and his captain Troy Deeney that occurred late in the game, but said he would speak to the pair about the matter.

Sports Philipp Lahm to end career as professional footballer
Author: 0 Philipp Lahm to end career as professional footballer

Full-back Lahm, 33, captained Bayern for the last time in a 4-1 Bundesliga victory over Freiburg , nearly 15 years on from his debut for the club. Former World Cup winning captain Germany's Philipp Lahm is set to play his last football match for Bayern Munich on Saturday against Freiburg in the Bundesliga champions.

Author: 0 Popovich: Kawhi Leonard out for Game 3 vs. Warriors

West has been a steady contributor, initially surprising many teammates with just how spot-on a passer he is and how he immediately makes things happen while providing much-needed boosts during important stretches. "No Kawhi?" Danny Green asked incredulously during Saturday morning's shootaround when asked about playing without Leonard. After San Antonio got throttled in game two, it's pretty clear that this series will be over rather quickly.

Sports Bad blood could linger as Rays, Royals wrap up series
Author: 0 Bad blood could linger as Rays, Royals wrap up series

Petersburg, Fla. After an underwhelming past few weeks, Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals relished their breakout showing Monday night. Gonzalez allowed six earned runs off seven hits, four walks and three home runs in just six innings pitched.

Sports Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits
Author: 0 Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is taking heavy action in early wagering for this weekend's Preakness . "Governor Hogan has made it clear he wants to see the Preakness stay in Baltimore , where it has attracted visitors from around the country for over 140 years", said Amelia Chasse, a spokeswoman for Hogan.

Sports Blue Jays get Martin back, but lose Sanchez to DL again
Author: 0 Blue Jays get Martin back, but lose Sanchez to DL again

He has nine extra-base hits after adding two Friday, including his first career walk-off home run off Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli . Mychal Givens (4-0) picked up the win for Baltimore. The start was pushed back 29 minutes by the threat of rain and was interrupted for 58 minutes between the top and bottom of the 10th inning. The Jays answered with three runs in the fourth and could have - should have - scored more.

Author: 0 Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

James had 22 points in the first half, when had six of his seven assists and all three of his blocked shots, including a chase-down rejection of Bradley that was reminiscent of the one against Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. James and Love again did whatever they wanted against the defenders the Celtics put in front of them, scoring 30 and 21 points, respectively. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland.

Sports Washington Huskies Markelle Fultz Tops HH Celtics NBA Draft Mock
Author: 0 Washington Huskies Markelle Fultz Tops HH Celtics NBA Draft Mock

I think the opportunity that would be there would be fantastic just for him to play off the ball, where I think he's better at it. The consensus "best player" in the draft is Fultz, the Washington point guard. In their quest for another championship banner, the Celtics face defending National Basketball Association champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, tonight in the first game of the series.

Sports Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose
Author: 0 Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

The Pirates, swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles over the weekend, lost their fifth straight and ninth in 12 games. Zack Greinke has a no-hitter through seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates . A CT scan was negative, Lovullo said, although Iannetta is still being evaluated. "It was a great moment of celebration". Now hitting.325 on the season, the second baseman has reached base safely in 31 of his last 32 games at home.

Sports High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event
Author: 0 High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event

She and James Matthews will Wednesday at a church in rural England Saturday. Kate, so often the center of attention as she performs her royal duties or poses for the cover of Vogue, gracefully ceded the spotlight to her younger sister. His creations have been worn by Scarlett Johansson, Victoria Beckham and other celebrities. Pippa Middleton , who almost stole the spotlight at sister Kate Middleton's royal wedding in 2011, walked down the aisle herself Saturday, the undeniable star of her ...

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taught John Terry a lesson

Here, Press Association Sport compares this season to the previous campaigns in which Jose Mourinho's sides established the record - which even encompasses the Premier League's early 42-game seasons. Twenty-nine games have already been won, and Conte hailed that as a "great, great achievement", but still wants more. From Willian's right-wing corner, Kurt Zouma headed the ball against Terry, who reacted sharply to hook the ball in off the left-hand post for his first goal since January ...

Sports Zverev gives Raonic a lesson in Rome to reach semis
Author: 0 Zverev gives Raonic a lesson in Rome to reach semis

I have been playing a lot.so is not easy after playing nearly every day for the last four weeks", he said. Later on Court Centrale world number two Novak Djokovic plays Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro . 16th seed Alexander Zverev takes on John Isner in the Men's singles semi-final of 2017 Rome Masters on Saturday. Second round: Venus bt Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-3; Ekatarina Makarova bt Dominika Cibulkova 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Sports Davis takes three attempts to make weight for Walsh bout
Author: 0 Davis takes three attempts to make weight for Walsh bout

Gervonta Davis is under Mayweather's care as he defends his IBF junior lightweight world title against our own Liam Walsh in London's Copper Box Arena. Of course, he will have sparred 12 rounds and beyond countless times in the gym, but it's different when it's for real and so much is on the line. For a 22 year old, he is years beyond his skill and looks to have the potential of an all-time great.

Sports 142nd Preakness Stakes: Who wins, who to bet on, and why
Author: 0 142nd Preakness Stakes: Who wins, who to bet on, and why

The Preakness is a two-horse race between Always Dreaming and Classic Empire. With no other options, jockey Julien Leparoux took Classic Empire wide on the second turn in an effort to get back in the race. "Maybe he's that good that he won't encounter trouble". But sometimes, as the old-timers say, a short price is better than a long face. I don't know, he might just be not as good as ALWAYS DREAMING .

Sports England gets first win in 20 years
Author: 0 England gets first win in 20 years

Eventually he got his goal as well with a most coolly taken stoppage-time penalty. In a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by his special assistant for press and public relations, Amos Chanda, Lungu said the same zeal that the junior Chipolopolo exhibited to achieve best results during the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations should propel them to even perform better at the FIFA World Cup kicking off in South Korea today.

Author: 0 Mourinho: They're not ready, but batch of youngsters play; Pogba, too

Fosu-Mensah. Axel. Lots of them together, no. UEFA Europa League finalists Ajax and Manchester United will carry out media activities at the Friends Arena on Tuesday 23 May for accredited personnel only. They trained with me many times. It's not often you'll find United at 2.3 on home soil to Palace, but Mourinho has made it clear that he's going to play a second-string side.

Sports Draymond Green's tweaked knee is fine
Author: 0 Draymond Green's tweaked knee is fine

The Warriors knew when they sent a recruiting team to the Hamptons to persuade him to join them that Durant is a game-changer. "You find where you think you have an advantage, and we felt we had that in a pick-and-roll situation, moving Gobert away from the hoop".

Sports Manchester United record lowest Premier League wins in season
Author: 0 Manchester United record lowest Premier League wins in season

The United boss said: "Paul Pogba is fine". There is nothing on the line for either team, with United guaranteed to finish sixth and Sam Allardyce's side already safe from relegation. Sergio Romero, in for David De Gea , was the star of the show for United, and was called into action within the first five minutes after Eric Bailly was ajudged to have handled the ball inside the box.

Sports Watch Michael Page & Paul Daley's Brawl After Bellator 179
Author: 0 Watch Michael Page & Paul Daley's Brawl After Bellator 179

MacDonald sunk in a rear-naked choke on Daley near the midway point of the second round, with the Brit tapping out at the 1:45 mark. MacDonald will now go on to challenge for Bellator's welterweight title. After the brief scuffle happens, Daley is taken away by security. Although Page as never been booked to fight his fellow compatriot, Daley has been very vocal in the past about what he thinks of Page.

Author: 0 Paul Pogba will face Crystal Palace, Jose Mourinho confirms

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that as many as 10 youngsters will be included the squad for the final game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace this weekend as he looks to preserve senior stars for the Europa League final.

Sports Jurgen Klopp: Middlesbrough game represents start of 'new cycle' for Liverpool
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Middlesbrough game represents start of 'new cycle' for Liverpool

Liverpool spent big on Sadio Mane last summer but largely failed to bring in the kinds of big names their rivals were landing. If we have enough points we deserve Champions League , if we don't - we don't. "We have to be better next year and we will be". I can only speak from this German view, about other clubs - Chelsea has the money, Manchester City is coming up, Man United is Man United - all that stuff.

Author: 0 Pune stun Mumbai to reach IPL final

The victor of this game will directly get the way to play in the IPL 2017 final. We are talking about Mumbai Indians vs Rising Supergiants Pune. In their last match , RPS bundled out Maxwell with 73 marks and they received nine wickets in hand.

Sports Guidetti: We can come back against Man United and reach Stockholm final
Author: 0 Guidetti: We can come back against Man United and reach Stockholm final

The teenager has been handed the task of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boots by manager Jose Mourinho after the Swedish striker suffered a season-ending knee injury. "The free-kick is work". "The free kick is really well taken". "He worked really hard and created them problems". While Ashley Young, a late substitute, limped off, Rashford was also replaced towards the end and each player's availability for Sunday's trip to Arsenal may be a doubt.

Sports Jurgen Klopp backs Steven Gerrard to succeed him at Liverpool
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp backs Steven Gerrard to succeed him at Liverpool

Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have lost two cup finals already, and this weekend's fixtures have a similar build-up, with the thinking that one win will earn them their spot in the Champions League for next season. "I thought we found a really good mood for this game, and if we can do it in a similar way in the next game then that's good". "But again we learnt a lot and we will bring in quality".

Author: 0 Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy

To partner him at the opening slot will be Shikhar Dhawan who was the highest run-scorer of the previous edition of Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma, who was part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winning squad , missed a lot of worldwide cricket due to a thigh surgery.

Author: 0 Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid

Stumped: Kyrgios could not match Nadal's clay court game. Fognini played aggressively, however, and forced Nadal on to the defensive as he took the match into a deciding set. Cuevas and Thiem have only faced each other once, with Cuevas winning in four sets at the French Open two years ago. Nadal picked up his tour-leading 31st victory this year by easily defeating 16th-seeded Kyrgios, who never threatened after losing the first set.

Sports Champions Chelsea savour title festivities
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea savour title festivities

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was selected ahead of the French national team captain, despite the fact that the 30-year-old goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets than the Spanish global in the Premier League this season.

Sports 'Difference in quality' concerns Jose ahead of Palace
Author: 0 'Difference in quality' concerns Jose ahead of Palace

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for an estimated nine months after damaging knee ligaments at the team's Europa League quarter-final match against Anderlecht but Mourinho said the Swede would be in Stockholm for the final with the rest of the squad, on crutches or not.

Sports Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness
Author: 0 Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness

It turns out that picking the victor of the Kentucky Derby wasn't so hard: just take the betting favorite and the horse that had the fastest time in a 11/8-mile prep race. Trainer Steve Asmussen could send Sunland Park Derby victor Hence (11th in Kentucky) out to battle for the lead, which might be his best chance. Fans looking for the identical 1-2 finish from the Derby, with Lookin At Lee to place , will not be rewarded in the almost the same way in the Derby, as that $2 Perfecta paid ...

Sports Swansea v West Brom
Author: 0 Swansea v West Brom

Clement , who kept the Swans in the Premier League after replacing Bob Bradley as manager, worked with Chelsea's outgoing captain when he was a coach at Stamford Bridge. Starsport understands Pochettino wants to lure the Swansea ace back to White Hart Lane in the belief he is a better and cheaper alternative to long-time target Ross Barkley.

Author: 0 Would love Gerrard to succeed me at Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp

But the players are really positive this year in comparison to last year. With a number of deals said to be resting on securing a Champions League spot, Klopp's side can ill-afford to come unstuck at Anfield on Sunday. "Because when you join a club you have a big responsibility for the future, and the future of this club needs legends like Steven Gerrard in decisive positions".

Sports Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7
Author: 0 Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7

Thomas scored 29 points and dished out a playoff career-high 12 assists, while Al Horford had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, Jae Crowder 14 points and five boards and Marcus Smart 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in the win.