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Author: 0 I love Manchester City, says Pablo Zabaleta at farewell game

Arsenal will hope that City drop points in their next two games so as to finish in the top four. On an nearly ideal night for City, popular defender Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off in his last home match. "He made an wonderful, unbelievable performance". However, Champions League qualification was essentially a subplot on Tuesday as the City faithful gathered to bid Pablo Zabaleta a rapturous farewell.

Sports Keylor Navas, Real Madrid clinch La Liga title in Spain
Author: 0 Keylor Navas, Real Madrid clinch La Liga title in Spain

Real Madrid's La Liga win this season is a huge accomplishment, especially considering that this has been Zinedine Zidane's first full season at the club. "We have to continue what we are doing because the league isn't finished yet", warned Zidane after Celta were swept aside on Wednesday. Barcelona only won three of its first seven home matches , digging itself a hole that it could never recover from.

Sports Again without Leonard, Spurs lose to Warriors 120-108 in Game 3
Author: 0 Again without Leonard, Spurs lose to Warriors 120-108 in Game 3

Twelve wins gets them there. The Spurs face an, nearly impossible task, as no team in National Basketball Association playoff history has come back from being down 0-3. Manu Ginobili top-scored for the Spurs with 21 points off the bench, while Pau Gasol (12 points and 10 rebounds) had a double-double. "Zaza's got a thick skull, so I know when he gets out there he's going to be able to play", Curry said.

Author: 0 Milos Raonic upset by 16-seed at Italian Open

Zverev dominated Djokovic from the very beginning. A week away from the start of his French Open defence, though, Djokovic could not have asked for a better tune-up. Then about seven hours later he dispatched in the semifinals Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-1, 6-0. At last month's Miami Masters, the world number 24 gave it his all but still slipped 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) in the R32 match .

Sports Ajax will offer true test in Europa final, says Blind
Author: 0 Ajax will offer true test in Europa final, says Blind

Mourinho has repeatedly suggested his squad are feeling the effects of a season that will reach 64 games after Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm . We are of course talking about Louis van Gaal, who, despite leaving Old Trafford having delivered the FA Cup last season, failed to convince the club's hierarchy that his brand of pass-it-sideways-and-see-what-happens football was moving them in the right direction (ie: forward).

Author: 0 Antonio Conte sets Chelsea's sights on league-cup double

JERMAIN DEFOE is a notable absentee as Sunderland bow out of the Premier League with a visit to Chelsea. The visitors shocked the home crowd on Sunday when they scored as early as the 3rd minute through Khavier Manquillo. In his final Premier League game, Terry poetically passed on the baton of captaincy to Gary Cahill. "The result is harsh on us, it feels harsh, and a little bit unjust because I think the players did well to stay in the game for a long period against a better team - ...

Sports DeGrom dominates early, survives rocky 7th to end Mets' skid
Author: 0 DeGrom dominates early, survives rocky 7th to end Mets' skid

OUR PREDICTION: The Angels are 4-0 in their last four games overall, are 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games, and are 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. He struck out Alex Avila with runners on the corners and two outs after shortstop Elvis Andrus' throwing error allowed the Tigers to pull within two runs.

Sports Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012
Author: 0 Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

Zinedine Zidane's transformation of Real Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted not in the glamour of relying purely on "Galactico" talent, but fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude. Even news of Barcelona's unlikely comeback against Eibar could not cause Madrid's nerves to jangle as the two sides played out a virtual non-event in the dying minutes of the game.

Author: 0 Westbrook, Harden, Leonard in line for MVP

The All-NBA Third Team consists of forwards Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls and Draymond Green of the Warriors , guards DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and John Wall of the Washington Wizards and center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers.

Author: 0 Blind: Ajax in my heart, but I'm Man United now

Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League , United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe's elite competition. Harrop can also play further forward in the No10 position. "I have seen in the football media that certain pundits can not understand why our players are exhausted", he wrote ahead of the game at Old Trafford .

Sports Juventus reach Champions League final
Author: 0 Juventus reach Champions League final

The long road for Monaco began in July in the third qualifying round, and they had to overcome both Fenerbahce and Villarreal just to reach the group stage. It would be the greatest joy of my career, together with the (2006) World Cup, because it would nearly be a reward - the end of a very difficult road paved by bravery, stubbornness and hard work.

Author: 0 Kim, 21, becomes youngest victor of Players

World No.3 Jason Day had a Sunday afternoon to forget. Despite winning golf's "fifth major", Kim still plans to sign up to the army. "I'm just so excited to be the champion". Through the first nine holes on Sunday, Kim was 3-under par. Ian Poulter has confirmed that he has accepted an invite to compete in next week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Sports Blue Jays place Ceciliani on 10-day disabled list
Author: 0 Blue Jays place Ceciliani on 10-day disabled list

Looking beyond Friday's contest, a platoon situation with Ezequiel Carrera in left field could be the best way to give Alford frequent time - although Pillar will return from his suspension soon. Of course, it's not clear that Alford's promotion will be long-term in nature. Alford was drafted by Toronto in the third round of the 2012 Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Author: 0 Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

Meanwhile, Simona Halep booked her place in the women's final after a 7-5, 6-1 win over Holland's Kiki Bertens. 'We don't have any long term commitment, it's just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little but. "You played fantastic and deserve it", he said. It will be his eighth final, where he will look to win a sixth title. The 22-year-old is now ranked 11th in the world, but will return to the top 10 when the rankings are updated on Monday.

Sports Cavaliers sweep Raptors, make National Basketball Association playoff history
Author: 0 Cavaliers sweep Raptors, make National Basketball Association playoff history

Lowry and DeRozan have delivered the best era in Raptors history: the four winningest seasons in franchise history, the first four consecutive playoff berths, the first three wins in a best-of-seven series. However, if the Wizards win, the Cavs will own home court. "Any time you go against someone who wants to compete, you respect that", James said". "And we got a couple nicks and bruises from the first two rounds", James told ABC's Lisa Salters afterward.

Author: 0 Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Finals

Intrigue always increases the longer a series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs lasts but Game 5 in the Western Conference Final between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks went to a level all its own for former National Hockey League assistant Perry Pearn.

Sports McLaughlin extends Supercars run at Winton
Author: 0 McLaughlin extends Supercars run at Winton

McLaughlin and Whincup trail them by small margins. While it is not lost on Whincup that the sort of consistency he has displayed so far is the foundation of a successful championship campaign, he admitted that he is desperate to start winning again.

Author: 0 Zabaleta To Leave City At The End Of The Season

However, the 34-year-old midfielder has said that he is happy at the club and wants to continue working under Guardiola. Mahrez beat Willy Caballero with 13 minutes remaining but had slipped in his run-up and inadvertently struck the ball twice, once with each foot.

Sports Win more games yourself - Guardiola tells Wenger to stop complaining
Author: 0 Win more games yourself - Guardiola tells Wenger to stop complaining

The race for the top four is on and Arsenal are the team in form. Arsene Wenger claims champions Chelsea have never had it so easy after a season without European football. After the win, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said, "We had plenty of shots on goal but we needed to be patient". Wenger says back-to-back defeats against Everton and Man City turned Arsenal's season.

Author: 0 Rampant Madrid on cusp of ending title drought

Assuming Barca win Sunday, Madrid needs at least a draw against Malaga to win the league title. "We have come through another final and now we just have one final push at La Rosaleda, which will be just as tough as this game", he said. Madrid will play Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3. "Such misses aren't normal for me", he said. "But the last game maybe will be even more hard than today".

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova opts against Wimbledon wildcard request to enter qualifying

She has paid the price through her 15-month ban and now can return to action. "She will face a star studded line up that includes eight of the world's top 10, headlined by British No.1 Johanna Konta and world No.1 Angelique Kerber". Grand Slam officials traditionally extend wild-card invitations to well-known players who have not met the qualifying requirements for reasons such as injury.

Author: 0 Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

He's a very humble man , is very educated, he's a person that can contribute to my life on and off the court a lot. "I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we made a decision to get together in Paris", Djokovic said in a news conference Sunday after losing 6-4 6-3 to 20-year-old German Alexander Zverev on the clay of the Foro Italico.

Author: 0 Nadal Downs Thiem to take Madrid Open Crown

After watching Real Madrid playing in La Liga, Nadal trotted along to press where, as always, e had to bat away the speculation of the Ultimate Decimal. After that I went for it". Thiem was trying to win his ninth title, and the first since winning the Rio de Janeiro tournament in the beginning of the year.

Sports Gunners miss out on Champions League spot
Author: 0 Gunners miss out on Champions League spot

He said his future would be decided after next week's FA Cup final against Chelsea and that his loyalty could not be questioned, adding that he had turned down "every club in the world" to stay at Arsenal for 21 years. "A club works when everybody does their job and we live in a society where everybody has an opinion and what moves society forward is when we work and not talk too much".

Sports Jamie Redknapp: This is what Man United lack under Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Jamie Redknapp: This is what Man United lack under Jose Mourinho

An insight into Mourinho's mindset could be gleaned from his programme notes before the game when he responded to former Liverpool manager and current critic Graeme Souness, who had questioned why the United manager has frequently used the excuse of fatigue for their late-season problems.

Sports Man United: Jose turns to Ajax
Author: 0 Man United: Jose turns to Ajax

It has been an infuriatingly inconsistent season for the Old Trafford giants, with their fine form in Europe a stark contrast to their stuttering league displays. The final stages of the match saw Wayne Rooney, on what was possibly his final competitive appearance at Old Trafford with United, being substituted for 16-year-old Angel Gomes, who became the first player born in 21st century to feature in a Premier League game, and the youngest player to have represented the Red Devils in the ...

Sports Premier League Golden Boot 2016/17: Final top scorer standings
Author: 0 Premier League Golden Boot 2016/17: Final top scorer standings

England global Kane scored a hat-trick for his side as they finished the season with a thumping 7-1 win away at relegated Hull City on Sunday afternoon. It was tough, but we feel very proud and to finish in this way is important. "We are delighted with the way we finished", Kane said. Hull were no match for the rampant Londoners as they slumped to one of their worst-ever home defeats and it was a sad end to the season for popular head coach Marco Silva .

Sports Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years
Author: 0 Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years

Philippe Coutinho added another sublime free-kick to his highlight reel and Adam Lallana capped off proceedings with an assured finish before it was all said and done as Liverpool cemented their spot in next season's Champions League. " More than ever we had to stick together and be strong because it's been very hard for us". Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a bad tackle on Enner Valencia while fellow defender Gabriel suffered a knee injury.

Author: 0 Hip injury knocks Thomas out of series

Things didn't work out for the Cavs in Game 3, but this loss may help them re-focus for the remainder of the playoffs. Still, the Cavs were in control leading 77-56 in the third quarter after making 14 3-pointets in the first half. Stevens, Boston's head coach, was asked about LeBron after the game and refused to gloat about holding the star to a low-scoring game. He added 29 points in the Game 7 clincher Monday.

Sports Real Madrid - Liga Football - 21 May 2017
Author: 0 Real Madrid - Liga Football - 21 May 2017

Real Madrid were crowned the Liga Santander Champions following a 2-0 win over Malaga while Villarreal and Real Sociedad have qualified for the Europa league. They form part of Zidane's second side, who are nearly as good as the men that start on the big occasions, with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale , fitness permitting, ahead of them.

Author: 0 Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108

Warriors go for sweep • Golden State is one win away from sweeping San Antonio and gaining a spot in the NBA Finals, and the reeling Spurs figure to be without forwards Kawhi Leonard and David Lee when they host Game 4 on Monday night. Cleveland also committed 16 turnovers that Boston turned into 14 points. "So, supposedly when we went back on the court on Friday night, he was all over the doctors with eight minutes left in the third in a 40-point game to come back out".

Sports Umar Akmal to return home after failing fitness tests
Author: 0 Umar Akmal to return home after failing fitness tests

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Shaharyar Khan has confirmed that a replacement will be named ahead of the tournament that starts in the United Kingdom next month. "We had a set a fitness standard which isn't really a tough one to start with", said chief PCB selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said. "But he still didn't meet the average level".

Sports Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final
Author: 0 Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final

It has been an infuriatingly inconsistent season for the Old Trafford giants, with their fine form in Europe a stark contrast to their stuttering league displays. "It's the only positive thing". It was a peculiar end to a game when United's young players deserved praise. "I'm just happy to play and want to thank the manager".

Sports Why Concussion Spotters Couldn't Pull Sidney Crosby From Game 6 Vs. Capitals
Author: 0 Why Concussion Spotters Couldn't Pull Sidney Crosby From Game 6 Vs. Capitals

It also came exactly a week after Crosby sustained a concussion in Game 3. "We're doing a good job on the walls, getting pucks deep and getting pucks out of our end". " It's frustrating ", Sullivan said. "You've got an opportunity to win a game like this and win a series at home". A John Carlson blast 10 minutes later and another Burakovsky tally just a minute after that had Washington up 5-0 and Pens fans heading for the exits with eight minutes to go.

Sports North Korea in new missile test, South says
Author: 0 North Korea in new missile test, South says

The latest provocation marked North Korea's second missile launch since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office May 10. This would be the 10th detected missile launch by North Korea this year - outside experts agree that it's making progress in its stated aim of having the ability to strike the mainland U.S.

Sports Nova wins for first time in May as Pirates beat Phillies
Author: 0 Nova wins for first time in May as Pirates beat Phillies

So be it. Nola had not pitched since April 20 because of a strained lower back muscle. Though it is his third season, he will turn just 24 years old on June 4. Nova got into immediate trouble when Cesar Hernandez led off the first inning with a single and Freddy Galvis followed with a double. They have since added Ty Kelly into the mix after Altherr, originally the fourth outfielder, was bumped into a full-time role (in which he has excelled).

Author: 0 Real Madrid Clinch La Liga Title

Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club's 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday. Few of these players were at the club when they won the league in 2012 so tasting domestic glory is new to them. This is the happiest day of my professional life, it feels different.