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Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over

He made eight changes from the squad that beat Celta Vigo in Spain and there was a clear shift in focus for the club's best chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. "He puts too much pressure on the fourth official every time". I left Highbury, they were crying, I left Emirates, they were crying. I leave the Emirates, they were crying, walking the streets with heads low.

Chris Sale won't be suspended for throwing behind Manny Machado

At the same baseball game that saw Boston Red Sox fans make amends with a player targeted by racial slurs at Fenway Park, one fan reportedly used a slur to comment on a singer - and that fan has now been banned from the stadium. The four-game series ended Thursday night filled to the brim with beanballs, racial slurs, ejections, and fines which meant the record was nearly something to be forgotten about.

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League

Arnautovic's unsafe left-wing cross was converted by substitute Peter Crouch , though replays showed the former England striker pushed the ball into the net with his hand. Even a draw probably won't be enough for Hull because of its inferior goal difference. Southampton manager Claude Puel, whose side remain 10th, felt his players deserved to take more from the game .

Alan Pardew sends message to Tottenham about Chelsea

Just over a year ago West Ham put a spoke in the wheel of Tottenham's title challenge with a 1-0 win at Upton Park when victory would have put Spurs level with Leicester City. Chelsea remains four points ahead of Tottenham and has a game in hand. Finishing third in the London mini-league is a Gunners side that has suffered in big games this season, but did manage to record victories over all their main rivals - bar Spurs and only avoided defeat agains the Hammers.

Aric Almirola airlifted to hospital after vicious three-car crash

The contact sent Patrick careening headfirst into the wall - while collecting Logano - and Almirola's vehicle slid so viciously into the accident that the rear tires lifted off the ground before slamming back onto the track. Logano and Patrick were uninjured and released from the infield medical center. Patrick took a different tone with her interview, choosing to focus on her bad luck, saying "I just don't understand why so much bad luck happens".

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Ends In Controversial No Contest

The first round saw both men open strong. Poirier appeared close to finishing the fight in the second round. After taking a handful of second-round blows, including a vicious left hook from the southpaw Poirier, Alvarez looked finished.

Tom Brady explains why he never uses the Patriots when playing Madden

This marks Brady's first appearance on a video game cover since NFL Gameday 2003. "Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. "If I'm going to play until I'm 75, it's because I'm going to fight and die for my right to play this game", he shouts at one point, while standing in a bubble.

Masters champion Garcia returns to action at The Players

There have been numerous examples, Garcia, 37, said, but he gave one from this week on the driving range when he encountered fellow tour player Shawn Stefani . "I don't know, it can do anything". One can not spell perseverance without "Seve" and it added to the epic aspect of Garcia's triumph that it came on what would have been the 60th birthday of Seve Ballesteros, the Spanish legend who died of brain cancer in 2011 at age 54.

Points do not come from heaven: Arsene Wenger

It's weird to want Spurs to win a game, but our need for a top-four finish is our new objective, and them beating United will give us a boost. "We were a bit too restricted in our game". The Nigerian worldwide has now missed the Gunners' last six games in all competitions. As a outcome, Wright feels joining Mauricio Pochettino's side is more appealing than signing for his old club, where he made 288 appearances and scored 185 goals.

McIlroy hopeful ahead of scan on back

Holmes made Saturday could have been a lot worse, and he pieced together a 2-under 70 in strong wind on a punishing course to share the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. It's a big deal. "But I'm in a good spot for tomorrow, I'll come out tomorrow and see if I can shoot a number". Add a Masters title to his resume, his hole in one here on Thursday, and some of his supporters might have thought Garcia could walk across the water from the 17th tee ...

Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions

I'm not influenced by that at all, all I do is give my best. Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were on target as Arsenal won 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday to move up to fifth in the Premier League and fuel their hopes of a late push for the top four.

Paul Clement proud of his Swansea players after comfortable win over Sunderland

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce expects his side to cope with the pressure of their crucial match against relegation rivals Hull. Like it at Manchester United, the system gave us an advantage in the middle of the pitch, and both Naughton and Olsson did a good job of providing attacking width.

Plucky Watford can dent Chelsea's title bid, says Daryl Janmaat

Liverpool's win against Watford gave them a vital four point lead over Manchester United in fifth, as they move ever closer to Champions League football. We needed him in those moments. "We accepted that a lot had to change in this type of game", Mignolet said after Monday's win at Vicarage Road. Can scored a majestic overhead kick to settle matters and ensure third-placed Liverpool took full advantage of rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all dropping points over the ...

You joking? Man City's ridiculous part-exchange deal for Arsenal's best player

Mary's Stadium here on Thursday. Much is still up in the air with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's future still unclear, but it wouldn't be surprising if Sanchez did opt out this summer. But after such an underwhelming season at the Stadium of Light, which saw Denayer taste victory just six times across all competitions, it's safe to say Arsenal fans aren't exactly sold on the idea of the 21-year-old defender moving the other way...

After winning the EPL, Conte sets his sights on FA Cup

According to Calciomercato , the Serie A leaders have drawn up a list of potential replacements for Bonucci, with Chelsea said to be interested in signing the Italian worldwide to further their chances of success in the Champions League. They disappeared shortly afterwards, the three giant figures of Luiz, Costa and John Terry, steering their "Mister" down the narrow corridors of the Hawthorns to the coach outside that would take them to their plane home.

Spurs' Tony Parker out for season with ruptured quadriceps tendon

Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly. When Parker is knocking down jump shots, he allows the team to spread the floor more effectively and make teams pay for either doubling Leonard or post players LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol.

Joe Maddon cites "sleep deprivation" for Cubs' slow start

The party on the North Side of Chicago has not since subsided, but has that brought on additional fatigue for the Cubs? "Sleep deprivation has a lot to do with it". We haven't caught the ball with the regularity that we normally do. Chicago tied the game in the ninth inning before losing and then having to travel to Denver for a road series against the Rockies.

Cristiano Ronaldo to visit India for the draw?

The draw is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on the 7th of July, before which we will know the names of all 24 qualified teams. During a recent video interaction with fans on social media, Ronaldo had said "India is a place that I want to go soon".

Pochettino delighted to reward fans with 'emotional' derby win

Could be, could be. Spurs are still four points behind Chelsea with four games remaining following the Blues' win at Everton earlier on Sunday. "We played fast, we pressed them, we made it hard for them and we created chances". "The fans have got the bragging rights for now, but we've still got four important games to finish off". The Hammers aren't going down with 39 points, despite Slaven Bilic's insistence they're not safe, and have stuttered at home all season.

Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

Pitiful. The Rockets never made the game close, eschewing the usual second-half run one would expect from a home team fighting for its life. I was trying to be more dominant down there. Houston averaged 20.5 3-pointers in its two wins and just 13 in the four losses. "If he's out there, he's not going to make any excuses". That will be a task for Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, who did a brilliant job last summer in hiring D'Antoni and then building a team that fit his vision - ...

Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

Pitiful. The Rockets never made the game close, eschewing the usual second-half run one would expect from a home team fighting for its life. I was trying to be more dominant down there. Houston averaged 20.5 3-pointers in its two wins and just 13 in the four losses. "If he's out there, he's not going to make any excuses". That will be a task for Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, who did a brilliant job last summer in hiring D'Antoni and then building a team that fit his vision - ...

Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

After hitting off the map on the 14th into the water on the 12th hole, he faced a blind shot over the mounds from 230 yards into the wind on the hardest hole on the course. "I think it shows probably in my attitude on the course". So his decision not to play a practice round this week at the TPC Sawgrass was really not that big of a deal.

Michael Carrick "desperate" to win Europa League

Did you know? United have not suffered defeat in the last 17 European matches at the Theatre of Dreams, stretching back to a 2-1 reverse at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2012/13 - when Madrid were managed by current Reds boss Jose Mourinho.

Patrick Reed leads Wells Fargo Championship by single shot after late birdies

Starting on hole 10, the American Hurley III made the turn on level par for the round but turned up the heat with four birdies in his final seven holes. "I'm really pleasantly surprised how much support this tournament has had", Mickelson said. When play was halted by darkness, 80 players were at 1 over (either finished or on their back nine).

Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Danica Patrick, who had wrecked out of the race, was in street clothes and able to lean into the auto to give her boyfriend a congratulatory kiss. "(No. Dale Earnhardt Jr . needs a great showing today as he sits 24 in the standings right now. Larson didn't lead any laps Sunday. Kyle Busch is well-known for making snarky comments after a race in which things don't go his way.

Alvarez turns anticipated fight into one-sided bout

But after pummeling countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr . and earning a unanimous decision Saturday night, Mexico's top fighter is eager for the long overdue megafight to determine the middleweight champion. Four belts will be on the line in their fight - the WBC World middleweight title; WBA Super World middleweight title; IBF World middleweight title; and International Boxing Organization World middleweight title.

Cahill: Win over Everton was like a "cup final" for Chelsea

Antonio Conte's men hold a four point lead over Tottenham with four games remaining as they fight it out for the right to be crowned champions. "We have been saying we expect Spurs to win every game and it's down to us because winning the title is in our hands".

National Basketball Association suspends Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. for Game 4 against Celtics

Oubre was subsequently slapped with a flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game. "I set a screen", Olynyk said after the 116-89 Boston loss, cutting their series lead to 2-1. The NBA on Saturday announced Oubre's suspension without pay for "charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact". "They needed to win and did what they needed to do".

Titans sign sixth-round pick, 3 seventh-round selections

The 6'3, 210-pound Davis is a receiver, but he looks like a tight end. Davis was taken fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans, which, according to the report, set off a string of events at the Tin Roof in Nashville. He was surprised of his size. "We're monitoring what we are doing with him right now". Davis admitted that he used to be a fan of the Chicago Bears, but he says that changed when he began the pre draft process.

Cabinet Selections to Rock France after Macron Win

The list of candidates, many of them young and half of them women, represented Macron's first stab at creating a parliamentary power base with his Republic on the Move party to help him push forward with reforms once in office. Valls", Jean-Paul Delevoye, who chooses Macron's party's candidates, told Europe 1 radio on Wednesday. "The Socialist Party is dead; it's in the past", Valls said on Tuesday.

Jabrill Peppers To The Browns In Round One

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper had strong thoughts before Thursday nights draft saying "Cleveland has to take the best player available and Garrett is that guy hands down!" He averaged 6.2 yards a carry. A third receiver, John Ross of Washington, was taken by Cincinnati, which desperately needs a complement to A.J. Green. "There were teams calling me at our pick, wanting to come up".

Garcia makes hole-in-one at Players' famed island-green 17th

It was the eighth ace at the island green in the history of the event, and Garcia raised his right arm in a somewhat muted clenched-fist celebration as the gallery went wild. I felt like I was a little bit up in the clouds, and when I woke up, I was four-over after six (holes). Garcia added that he "needed" the ace there, given his poor start in the first round of the tournament.

Five Key Takeaways from the Kentucky Derby

On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into America's greatest horse race. Always Dreaming , ridden by jockey John Velazquez, raced to victory, outrunning Lookin At Lee in second place and Battle Of Midway in third, after an exhilarating race.

National Football League draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Simmons was chosen 98th in last year's Draft, Johnson was selected 91st this year. To put it in perspective, the next closest conference was the Big Ten, with seven players drafted on the first night. "I know Joe Haden is cold". But it didn't play out anything like that, as three teams made dramatic moves to get quarterbacks. Read on to see our complete 2017 draft grades.

8 things that actually happened after Donald Trump fired James Comey

Ouziel said Trump's conduct with regard to Comey "clearly amounts to an egregious flouting of the constitutional norms of the office of the presidency, and an abuse of the power of that office". Trump struck. The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweet about Comey. "I think anyone who is serving officer in the government, and you're asked by the President for dinner, I think it is professional courtesy", he said.