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Author: 0 Lallana helps Liverpool secure Champions League spot

Meanwhile, there is a comprehensive preview of Manchester United's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, with Jose Mourinho's Champions League hopes also hanging in the balance this week as he prepares for the game that will define his season.

Author: 0 Top 5 Plays From Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

The Celtics are set to play against Cleveland tomorrow, down 2-0 in the series. Thomas entered that summer relentlessly motivated by the goal of proving he could thrive on the NBA's playoff stage. He expects more from himself, both in terms of scoring output and creating for his teammates. He's driven by a completely different monster. It echoed comments made by Isaiah Thomas this week when he said the Cavs were "not the Monstars".

Author: 0 Mourinho: Inexperienced Manchester United line-up not ideal for Palace match

Jose Mourinho provided a long list of young players he expected to feature in the squad for this match - and Olosunde's name wasn't on it. The Red Devils, alive in four different competitions most of the season, and in three for much of it, are experiencing first hand the price to be paid for playing over 60 matches.

Author: 0 Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

Defensive Player of the Year finalists are Warriors forward Draymond Green , Gobert, the NBA's blocks leader and Leonard, who has won the award in each of the past two years. James had the game-high 30 points in the contest and helped Cleveland extend its winning streak to 10 games. Playing point guard, he finished first in total assists and second in total points, averaging 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals on the season.

Sports Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho's 17-second interview
Author: 0 Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho's 17-second interview

Under Mourinho , United have signed the world's most expensive player, signed the Bundesliga player of the season, gone 25 games unbeaten, and still managed to finish lower than Van Gaal did previous year. "He has not played for a long time and needs minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace". If we overachieve as Palace did in 2015 or like when I got West Ham to fourth in the December: we then fell away because they just weren't big enough as a squad.

Sports Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final
Author: 0 Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final

Dani Alves and Mario Mandzukic's strikes in the first half gave Juventus a convincing 2-0 (4-0 on aggregate) lead and thereby confirmed their final berth. His tally of six Champions League goals means he has scored the same number of goals in the competition before 19 as Raul. That left Monaco needing three goals against a team who, at that point, had conceded just two in the competition all season, but Juventus refused to sit back on their lead and continued to create chances nearly ...

Author: 0 Djokovic outs Del Potro

Del Potro held serve twice and Djokovic once at the start of the second set before a heavy downpour at the Foro Italico sent the players to the locker room at around 10:45 pm. "But I'm going to make sure he doesn't get his hands on that trophy tomorrow". Nadal's recent surge has seen him clinch consecutive titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, and he is now three wins away from an eighth Rome crown.

Author: 0 William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes Tied for Lead at Players Championship

Pavon was one under par after nine holes when the first round was suspended and when play resumed at 8.30am yesterday, he made four birdies on the back nine to post a bogey-free 68. Poulter is looking to make the most of retaining his PGA Tour card after fellow professional Brian Gay alerted officials to a discrepancy in the points structure used for players competing on major medical extensions.

Sports Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory
Author: 0 Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory

Track officials said he never lost consciousness. Busch took advantage of Brad Keselowski, whose team didn't know the rules, and jumped from the second row to the lead as the final pack jostled past Keselowski and watched Busch drive away and celebrate his first Charlotte win ever in a Cup vehicle.

Author: 0 Europa League: Ibrahimovic says he is ready for final

At the beginning of the month, Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho indicated that before the season is through he might have to play some of the U23s due to the injury crisis his club his now facing. Mourinho has argued this season can't be called a failure , even if United fail to win the Europa League. " Ajax is in my heart - but on Wednesday night I am United".

Sports Angel Gomes becomes Premier League's first 21st century player
Author: 0 Angel Gomes becomes Premier League's first 21st century player

Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes made his debut for the Red Devils in the season finale against Crystal Palace, in doing so becoming the youngest debutant since Duncan Edwards. Gomes became the youngest recipient of the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award on Thursday night. At just 16 years old Gomes has already established himself as one of the brightest prospects at Carrington.

Sports Number 1 seed Celtics land first draft pick in 2017 draft
Author: 0 Number 1 seed Celtics land first draft pick in 2017 draft

White in 2013. The Lakers moved up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. The Sixers also plan to play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas later in July. Never in the wildest dreams of the most passionate Celtics fans could this week have been expected. A a freshman, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds.

Author: 0 Celtics best Lakers to secure top pick

In 2013, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge traded Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, three first-round picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), and the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry opts out of final year of contract with Raptors

The Cavs swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs, as well. Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons.

Author: 0 Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday

Manchester born left-back Demitri Mitchell also looks set to make his first team debut on Sunday. United are guaranteed sixth place, while Palace are safe from relegation. I think one in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic structure, an experienced structure, I think, yes. "I think that's it, plus Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe , so lots of them".

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim wins The Players Championship

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) - Matt Wallace completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Open de Portugal to earn a European Tour card. Not bad for a day's work but it still hasn't a patch on Si Woo Kim's winnings. As for the Stanley-Holmes final pairing Sunday, Stanley said, "Just enjoy the moment, the opportunity, Mother's Day, final group of the Players ...

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho fighting for new Manchester United deal

Europa League Final coming up, though the Portuguese coach must balance his squad. The United captain's name echoed around the ground as he received a standing ovation, replaced by the first player born in 2000 to feature in a Premier League match - and the youngest to have represented United in the competition.

Sports Chelsea Are Premier League Champions
Author: 0 Chelsea Are Premier League Champions

Terry will lift the Premier League title in his final game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Sunderland. "They waited for me after the celebrations with the fans, and put champagne and beer on me", the Italian laughed. "We won this title together". "For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy". "We have to play as we did (in last Friday's 1-0 loss at Everton) at Chelsea ".

Author: 0 Arsenal miss out on Champions League despite win against Everton

And with the England worldwide likely operating at tip of a midfield diamond once again, he will support the pairing of Daniel Sturridge and the returning Roberto Firmino up front. Rocked by Arsenal's failure to live up to his expectations, and with a succession of former players questioning his methods, Wenger has been under fire like never before in his 21-year reign - and the lowest moment of all is likely to come at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Author: 0 Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 series lead

And determine whether injured superstar Kawhi Leonard might be healthy enough to return from an ankle injury, too. “Tonight, its not what I expected. "The only way I can process is that I don't think they believed". "No. If I'm going to be like that, that means I'm hurt and I shouldn't be playing", he said.

Author: 0 Pochettino: today is my favorite memory of White Hart Lane

The club have wasted absolutely no time in tearing down the stadium after yesterday's emotional farewell ceremony. "It's hard to describe", said Pochettino. "It's been an emotional day, but what a finish", Kane said. Victor Wanyama headed the hosts into an early lead and Kane added a second after the break, before Wayne Rooney scored the last goal at the ground.

Sports Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory
Author: 0 Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory

Mourinho hit back ahead of United's game against Crystal Palace , their 63rd of the season before ending the campaign with the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday. - Angel Gomes became the first player born in the year 2000 to play a Premier League game. United's performance belied the starting line-up's tender average age of 22 years 284 days, with Harrop marking his first appearance with a superb effort that kicked off a surprisingly comfortable 2-0 win against ...

Sports Kane delighted to score winning goal in White Hart Lane farewell
Author: 0 Kane delighted to score winning goal in White Hart Lane farewell

But Mauricio Pochettino's vibrant side played their part perfectly, marking the 2,533rd and last match at one of English football's most atmospheric grounds with a club record equalling 14th consecutive home victory that ensured they will finish runners-up behind Premier League champions Chelsea.

Author: 0 Liverpool edge out Arsenal in the race for the top four

Wenger, though, is mindful that unusual things can happen on the final day of a season and, nearly instinctively, he brought up the most famous finale of them all. 'Is Liverpool favourite? Yes. Asked if the visit of Everton will be his last game in charge of Arsenal at the Emirates, he said: "Of the season.yes".

Sports Svitolina surges to No. 1 in race with Italian Open title
Author: 0 Svitolina surges to No. 1 in race with Italian Open title

Sunday's final will be eighth seed Svitolina's fourth of the year. Next opponent Elina Svitolina will be the victor of the match between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams. Thanks to this result Svitolina achieves her career High ranking at No. 9 and overtakes Karolina Pliskova in the WTA Race to Singapore at the first place.

Sports Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception
Author: 0 Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception

Prince Harry arrived in a long tailed coat and striped trousers. Matthews sported a three-piece morning suit with a pale waistcoat and tails. Pippa , younger sister of Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge , was married in the small St Mark's Church in Englefield on Saturday (local time) surrounded by royals and celebrities.

Author: 0 Penguins goalie Matt Murray to start Game 4 vs. Senators

Game 5 is set for at 3 p.m. start on Sunday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. CROCKETT: Here's where I'm coming from when it comes to Fleury and Murray. Ruhwedel didn't finish the game, and Cole ended up with the only penalty - a two-minute minor that extended into the second. Crosby also assisted on Maatta's goal, giving him his first multipoint game since Game 2 against the Capitals and his fifth of the playoffs.

Sports Isaiah Thomas Talks To Markelle Fultz About Playing Together With Celtics
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Talks To Markelle Fultz About Playing Together With Celtics

Boston is a longshot to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, and they could trade their first-round pick for an All-Star that might be able to get them past LeBron James next year. IT cleared the Third-Team voting by a large margin as the next-highest vote receiver at the guard position was John Wall, who received 125 voting points.

Sports Spanish GP on NBCSN, NBC Sports app from 7am ET
Author: 0 Spanish GP on NBCSN, NBC Sports app from 7am ET

Hamilton will now head to the Monaco Grand Prix a week on Sunday six points behind Vettel with both drivers level on two victories each in a season which is shaping up to be an all-time classic. Driving without drinks in the auto would have helped Hamilton save around a kilogram or two at the start of the race and that also explained why Hamilton sounded so out of breath during the Spanish Grand Prix.

Sports Sanchez breaks stubborn Sunderland for Arsenal
Author: 0 Sanchez breaks stubborn Sunderland for Arsenal

Behind champions Chelsea and Tottenham, Liverpool (73 points, one match remaining), City (72 points, two matches remaining) and Arsenal (69 points, two matches remaining) are chasing the final two top-four spots. "By doing this, we can send a message to Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger that Arsenal should be doing so much better". 'We made 71 points and were second.

Author: 0 Nadal snaps winless streak vs. Djokovic to reach Madrid final

He had won seven straight matches against the fifth-ranked Spaniard before Saturday's semifinal, dating back to the 2014 French Open final. More of the same-two deuces, a break point, a double fault-came from Djokovic, who seemed to have no answers to his rival.

Sports US Olympic boxer Stevenson wins again on Crawford undercard
Author: 0 US Olympic boxer Stevenson wins again on Crawford undercard

Crawford also went on to mention Keith Thurman as somebody he'd be willing to move up and fight, and the thought of that opens up all kinds of intriguing possibilities for Crawford going forward. Boxing from a left-handed stance, Crawford bedeviled Diaz with right-handed jabs, setting him up for ripping combinations. Crawford stuck his tongue out at Diaz after one exchange in the seventh, showing no fear.

Author: 0 Wenger looks for salvation as top four race reaches climax

A victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday will guarantee Champions League football and that could be the final convincing factor when it comes down to a player deciding whether to join Klopp at Anfield . Asked when the board meeting is scheduled for, Wenger replied: "I think it is after the FA Cup final". "You know we have been in talks with some clubs in England as well, but this time I chose to make the decision as to what I feel and what I prefer for myself", Draxler told BBC World ...

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Author: 0 Arsene Wenger "open" to change at Arsenal

As if finishing below arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in 22 years wasn't bad enough, Wenger's bid to lead Arsenal into the Champions League for a 20th successive season is in grave danger heading into their last league game against Everton.

Author: 0 Sundar stuns Mumbai Indians as Rising Pune Supergiant progress to final

It is the all important Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 and table-toppers of group stage, Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on the No. 2 Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in search of a ticket straight in to the final. Mcclenaghan, Mitchell Johnson and Hardik Pandya offer raw pace and bounce which complement well with Malinga and Bumrah's swinging deliveries. Rising Pune Supergiants are the dark horse to win this year's IPL.

Sports Wenger hoping for one last upset to save Champions League record
Author: 0 Wenger hoping for one last upset to save Champions League record

Premier League rule C.17 states: "If at the end of the season either the league champions of the clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions can not be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral ground, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the board".

Sports Nadal, Djokovic to Meet Saturday in ATP Madrid Semifinals
Author: 0 Nadal, Djokovic to Meet Saturday in ATP Madrid Semifinals

And the 12-time Grand Slam champion applied just enough pressure at the right time to break Lopez's serve in the final game of both sets. Almagro settled his play in the second and matched Djokovic throughout, erasing two break points at 4-4, 15/40 to hold.

Sports No Europa, no contract extension for Mourinho
Author: 0 No Europa, no contract extension for Mourinho

With an eye on the big prize next Wednesday when the Red Devils take on Ajax in the Europa League final, Mourinho has chose to give his first-team squad some much needed rest on the final day of the Premier League season. Away teams often struggle in the Premier League on the final day and whilst finishing high up may be key for Palace fans, some of their players could well be on the beach already.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby Not Evaluated for Concussion After Crashing Headfirst into Boards

Through six games, the Capitals have out-shot Pittsburgh 200-134. Both teams have scored 18 goals. He is expected to play for the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals next season. The Penguins have done a great job of filling in for Kris Letang throughout the postseason, but playing without Trevor Daley as well was a little too much.