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Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push

Stoke host Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday May 13, with kick-off at 5:30pm. With Arsene Wenger apparently ready to overhaul a very lacklustre Arsenal squad, the north London outfit have been linked with a host of players in recent months; with names such as Alexandre Lacazette, Alvaro Morata and Arda Turan being floated around. Read More »

Harden vows to make Rockets better after elimination

NOTES: Spurs F Kawhi Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State, but G Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the playoffs. It's slightly telling that his 34 points came off those 16 made shots - only two free throws, no threes, a performance that wouldn't have been almost as efficient without his high-quality shot making. Read More »

Los Angeles bluffe le CIO

Emmanuel Macron s'est entretenu au téléphone avec le président du Comité international olympique (CIO), l'Allemand Thomas Bach , pour confirmer son "engagement en faveur de la candidature " de Paris-2024, a annoncé vendredi le Comité de candidature parisienne dans un communiqué . Read More »

Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal, Liverpool will finish

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The Gunners picked up a vital 2-0 win at Southampton on Wednesday night to move up to fifth in the Premier League table and three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City. "We know we can only win our games , and we had a strong performance on Sunday ". "It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover from that... Read More »

Muelensteen: Lukaku not good enough for Man Utd

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Former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen believes that Romelu Lukaku is not good enough for his former side amid reports linking the Belgian with a move to Old Trafford. "That is where he falls short and it's something that's not as exposed at a club like Everton ". "But if you play at the highest level, your finesse on the ball in the final third, your decision making has to be absolutely spot on". Read More »

Matthäus milite pour la venue d'Aubameyang — PSG

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Face aux sollicitations, le gabonais a tenu à botter en touche concernant son avenir en se disant concentré sur les échéances qui l'attendent avec le Borussia "Je n'ai rien à dire". D'ailleurs, son entourage aurait déjà rencontré la direction parisienne a plusieurs reprises. Après avoir bouclé lui-même le dossier Edinson Cavani , dont la prolongation de contrat a été officialisée il y a quelques semaines, le président parisien s'est fixé une nouvelle priorité: décrocher la signature de ... Read More »

Spurs will adapt to playing at Wembley, says Pochettino

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But next season, there's no excuse. But the progress is essential, he added, and it will take in a season on the road at Wembley while building work on the new ground is completed. That doesn't mean they are happy that it's the end of White Hart Lane but they are excited for the future of the club. "How it has changed, three years later, now it's, 'Maybe Wembley is so big'". Read More »

Stoke City v Arsenal

Arsenal's hopes of securing a top four spot are reliant on either Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up in their final games of the season but the impossible could become closer to possible if the Gunners beat Stoke on Saturday. Arsenal are fifth in the standings and have an outside chance of finishing in the top four for the 21st consecutive season. "I think it will give us hope, because if we keep the pressure on the other teams, maybe they will have an unlucky game or drop points ... Read More »

Clermont veut "écrire quelque chose de différent" en finale — Coupe d'Europe

Clermont est hélas le grand habitué des défaites en finale, écarté sur la dernière marche européenne par Toulon en 2013 (16-15) et 2015 (24-18). Même si l'équipe londonienne est "vraiment un ton au-dessus du Leinster quand on voit la façon dont elle a dominé Glasgow (38-13 en quart) et le Munster (26-10 en demi-finale)", admet Azéma. Read More »

Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season

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Thursday night was a rough one for NBA MVP candidate James Harden , who performed horribly in a playoff elimination loss then got doubly eviscerated on social media for hitting the nightclub scene later that evening. "You have to prepare for this team a different way". However, the decision to move James Harden to point guard was brilliant. The Spurs opened the third quarter with an 8-1 run, with six points from Aldridge, to extend their already big lead to 69-43 with about 9 1/2 ... Read More »

Pepe en désaccord avec le Real, le PSG favori

Le défenseur central souhaitait prolonger de deux années, mais le club lui proposait seulement une année supplémentaire. C'est pour cela que pour l'instant les négociations sont à l'arrêt. La question est de savoir qui de l'Inter ou du Milan AC décrochera le jackpot au sujet du roc portugais. Une telle hypothèse n'étant pas à balayer d'un revers de la main. Read More »

Three countries withdraw from Islamic Solidarity Games

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M - Some 70 Kyrgyz athletes will taking part in the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games that will bring together best athletes from the Organization of Islamic Countries, the National Olympic Committee of Kyrgyzstan reports. Iran had put the term "Persian Gulf" on the logo of the tournament, while Arab nations called the same waterway as the "Arabian Gulf". "Israel is not allowing 25 athletes [from Gaza] to participate in the games in Baku", he said. Read More »

Djokovic advances to Madrid semifinals; Nishikori withdraws

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Former No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set up a mouthwatering semifinal on Friday in Madrid when Nadal stared down David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Djokovic received a walkover from a wrist-hobbled Kei Nishikori. On the other side of the draw Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas advanced to his first ever Masters series semi-final by outlasting German wonder kid Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. Read More »

White Sox fall to Twins

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Chicago (15-16) is trending downward after a surprisingly good start to the season. The next batter was Vargas, who hit his fourth home run of the season to right field. Eventually these two will hit an over, but I don't think it happens today. Right handed Phil Huges ( 4-1, 4.32 ERA ) is set take the pitch for the Twins Friday night against White Sox . Read More »

Real Madrid ride out Atletico storm to reach Champions League final

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To their credit Real Madrid remained calm and proceeded to dominate possession for the rest of the half, frustrating the home players and taking the sting out of Atletico's attacking thrust. The former Lazio and Inter Milan star also went on to say how proud he was of his players effort: "I am happy, proud of how we competed as we have shown over these five and a half years". Read More »

Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

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Atletico's final European game at the Vicente Calderon before they move stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome their arch-rivals. It is what is needed with a starting team and a bench, where each player responds. Benzema produced a moment of magic in the build-up to Madrid's goal, skipping beyond three Atleti defenders in a confined space before cutting the ball back to Toni Kroos, who saw a shot saved by ... Read More »

Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

That was the sign of a mature, confident team, overcoming a hostile environment and getting the job done in a closeout game. Golden State and Cleveland combined to deliver 4 of those 10 losses. Bradley led all scorers with 29 points and finished shooting 12-of-19 from the floor. Thomas took the lead during the last quarter where Bradley was sitting on the bench as he scored eight consecutive points. Read More »

Warriors boss issues warning about Foran move

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The 26-year-old moves to Belmore was confirmed by Hasler at a press conference on Wednesday. The Bulldogs will play the Cowboys at 8.5m pm tomorrow night. Foran, who turns 27 in July, played under Hasler at the Sea Eagles across three seasons and was part of the club's 2011 premiership-winning team. Hasler re-iterated Foran's comments yesterday over his two Sydney-based kids being the main factor in his decision to move back following a season in Auckland. Read More »

Hamilton back on top in Spain

Often used by teams to make major upgrades to their cars, the Spanish GP has had 10 different winners over the last decade, including Verstappen, when he became the youngest victor at age 18 a year ago. Massa, who was team-mate to Alonso for four seasons, said: "If you have a driver in the front, especially Sebastian, Kimi will work the whole year for Sebastian, 100 per cent sure. Read More »

Fabregas and Courtois revel in Chelsea's Premier League glory

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He leaves with five league title, five FA Cup and three League Cup winner's medals which he has won over the course of 713 appearances with the Blues. "To win in England is not easy", Conte said. "We were maybe a bit nervous because of the pressure, we knew we had to win to be champions". "I think it was the key moment for us". Read More »

Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy

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He's only had five full seasons in the circuit and will try to defend s IndyCar Grand Prix title in Saturday's race . The 41-year-old lost his full-time ride with Team Penske after last season but agreed to another Month of May with the organization as opposed to a full-time deal with another team. Read More »