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Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, Madrid Open 2017 semi-final

Kei Nishikori of Japan talks to the media after withdraw from the Madrid Open with an injury before his quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic . In the women's Madrid Open, third seed Simona Halep remained on course to defend her title as she thrashed American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. Read More »

Man Utd will play a changed team in all three league games


He said: "I think it's fair Sergio is going to play in the final and David accepts that, especially because ( De Gea ) has played three Europa League matches (group stage) already". In the Premier League , we can only finish fifth or sixth. "I didn't see the red card incident but Eric was phenomenal". Asked what had made it such a tough season, he replied: "The players and the club". Read More »

Can you believe it? Emre Can's wonder goal delivers victory for Liverpool

It proved enough to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win and they now have a top-four finish in their own hands after moving four points clear of United in fifth. However, Jurgen Klopp eased those fears by confirming after the game that the attacker had only suffered a dead leg and the player himself took to Instagram to confirm the injury isn't serious. Read More »

Wall nails game victor to quiet Celtics' funeral talk

Instead, Boston's got to defend home floor one more time in Game 7 where anything goes between two teams who have pounded each other all series long. The Celtics shot 31% from three in this game, which is not something that I would expect in a game at the TD Garden. Read More »

Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs

Leonard, who sustained the injury in the third quarter of Game 5 against the Rockets, was sidelined late in the fourth quarter and in overtime of the Spurs' 110-107 win on Tuesday. We just played our game. Give us something - anything - that makes us forget LeBron James will be getting up from his Eastern Conference nap when this nail-shard fight comes to a close. Read More »

Antonio Conte wants cash to improve Blues


For sure this is a dream". "I think he's going to be backed, and he does need backing. In my mind there was this option to play a 3-4-3 because I knew I had the players to do that", Conte said. "For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy". Keeping a lid on the volatile Costa's emotions is a full-time job, but Conte managed to rein in the Spain striker well enough to ensure his goals kept Chelsea on top. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reflects on 'hardest season' in management


Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United defender Eric Bailly had been naive to allow himself to be baited into the red card against Celta Vigo that rules him out of the Europa League final . "When I personally analyse, I don't think that way". "I don't want to see now, maybe Friday". We have now lost a very important player for the final - and we don't have many . Read More »

'Two more finals' as Arsenal stay in top-four race


Asked if he had a good view of the goal , he said: 'No. Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Saturday May 13, 2017. Read More »

Man United top Celta Vigo to enter Europa League final

Until the injuries arrived, we fought for the Premier League title. Jose Mourinho insists his first season at Manchester United will not be a failure if they do not win the Europa League, although he accepts that others may argue differently. Read More »

Tottenham ready to give up on EPL title

Even at 0-0, everything was possible. A team that invigorated the title race with daring, attacking football suddenly ran out of ideas in the London derby. Tottenham are nearly nailed-on to finish second in the table, which would be an improvement on past year, but Pochettino and his side will still feel as though they have fallen at the last once again. Read More »

Garcia still buzzes over Masters title


The 37-year-old won in Ponte Vedra Beach back in 2008 and admits he is looking forward to getting back on the course. With the hole-in-one, Garcia moved to one over and became just the eighth player in the history of the tournament to ace the short par 3. Read More »

Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again

Conte, who took over a squad that finished 10th last season, was the reason behind's Chelsea dominance and rise this season. Former Italy boss Conte has now won four-successive domestic titles as a manager after his triple success at Juventus between 2012 and 2014. Read More »

Arsenal's Cech says Spurs showed more confidence & quality


The result leaves Arsene Wenger's men six points adrift of the top four and 17 behind the second-placed Lilywhites, who are now certain to finish above their rivals. I think they were fantastic. "I'm very happy for the players and the fans". In a first half where chances were had to come by, Spurs carved open Arsenal twice in the space of four minutes to no avail. Read More »

Mourinho rules out United's chances of finishing fourth


Of the two teams, United stand a far better chance of making it into the Champions League, primarily through the Europa League. "We'll see. I don't know", Wenger said when asked if he was fit for the trip to St Mary's Stadium. "It's impossible", Mourinho said. United go into Thursday's home leg of the semi-final with a one-goal advantage over the Spanish side and are favourites to advance to the final on May 25. Read More »

Oilers take command of series with another win in Anaheim


Edmonton Oilers left wing Anton Slepyshev 42) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, April 30, 2017. The Anaheim Ducks have been unable to climb out of a 2-0 playoff deficit in seven tries. Game five will be in Anaheim on Friday. If the Ducks win, Iveson will hang a poster from Visit Anaheim, that city's tourism agency, in city hall, encouraging Edmontonians to ... Read More »

Oilers eliminated from National Hockey League playoffs with loss to Ducks


For the Ducks, there's reason for optimism in both their recent playoff comebacks and in the revival of their penalty killing on Friday. Anaheim has just two days to prepare to face another daunting obstacle from its playoff past: a 6-foot-5 Finnish goalie with a knack for stopping the Ducks in their playoff tracks. Read More »

Bottas pleased with qualifying

The Mercedes driver set the fastest time in each of the three qualifying sessions and made his dominance count to ensure he will start the race on P1 for the third time this term. Vettel still had reason to be thankful - after a last-minute engine change before qualifying, he was told to stop the auto on track by his engineer on his first lap of qualifying. Read More »

Riyad Mahrez slips and Leicester pay the penalty against Manchester City


Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in freaky circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification. There was something of a sparse crowd at the Etihad for the early kick-off but the home fans should have had a goal to celebrate in only the third minute, with Fernandinho heading wide from six yards after meeting Leroy Sane's corner totally unchallenged. Read More »

Chelsea not that far ahead, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, both of whom came off the bench last week, should be expected to start in their absence. Liverpool are stumbling towards a top-four finish which would bring a return to the Champions League. Think you can do better than Lawro? However, should the Reds miss out and have to settle for Europa League, another rumoured target in Burnley's Michael Keane would less likely demand Champions League football should he be offered a move away from Turf Moor. Read More »