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How Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City Can Reach Champions League

Leeds suffered relegation during the 2003/04 season as Fowler compared it with Liverpool's time outside of the top four. Wijnaldum was relegated with Newcastle last season but has proved to be a player for the big occasion for his new club.

Koeman sympathises with Arsenal fans over Wenger

While it's certain fifth-placed Arsenal will be competing in the Europa League next season, there's some doubt over whether Wenger will still be in charge. Middlesbrough meanwhile are without a win their last ten games away from home. "They (Chelsea) need a striker because Diego Costa will probably leave", Merson added.

Rafael Nadal wins fifth Madrid Open title

Spains Rafael Nadal bites the trophy as poses for photographers after winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, against Austrias Dominic Thiem in Madrid, Spain, Sunday. The Austrian held, and saved two more set points in the first-set tiebreaker. "I think it's hard to win three different trophies in a row on clay".

Firmino's return may help Liverpool secure Champions League spot

The bottom half of the table is all to play for with several teams who could still drift between 11th and 17th. Klopp told the Liverpool Echo that he believes stock in the Liverpool name has gone up over the previous year. Here are all the details needed on where to catch the action, the latest team news for both sides and a look at how this fixture will play out. If he has serious England ambitions, he needs to be playing in the Premier League to achieve them.

Premier League Wenger 'sad' for Adams 'paper bag' jibe

No Premier League team has finished outside the top four with 75 points. "Will it be enough or not?" Steve Agnew: "I've enjoyed it in some ways because I knew it was a huge challenge". Arsenal have an nearly fully fit squad to choose from for the final Premier League game of the season but Laurent Koscielny faces a late fitness test.

Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem in Rome Open semi-final

With just the sniff of a single break point in a competitive first set, Zverev was quick to capitalise for an advantage to take the first set. He will now face 20-year-old Alexander Zverev in the final, who beat John Isner in his semi-final match-up.

Foran says the pressure is all on Hamilton

Foran will himself speak to the board early next week to get assurances on his own future and does not know of any planned changes behind the scenes. Inverness have been relegated from the Ladbrokes Premiership despite beating Motherwell as Hamilton's victory consigned the Highlanders to the drop.

Fans heap love on Defoe after Bradley birthday appearance

Defoe is believed to be holding out for a six-figure wage packet - worth around £100,000-a-week - as well as a £6m signing-on fee to continue playing in the most lucrative league in the world following confirmation of Sunderland's relegation to the Championship.

Martin Truex Jr. Wins Go Bowling 400 AT Kansas

He's had plenty of other close calls at Kansas, always leading laps but never finding his way to victory lane. Truex called past year "the biggest heartbreaker", when he had several seconds on the field and came in to pit with 54 laps to go.

Federation Internationale de Football Association probes £41m cut for Pogba agent

With all the chatter up in the air, Federation Internationale de Football Association have confirmed they are looking into the matter further and mentioned that they have written to the Red Devils to seek clarification on the deal . Pogba moved to Manchester United from Juventus last summer, in a deal worth £89.3m. Raiola is said to have also worked for Pogba himself as his agent, to negotiate his new salary package when he joined United.

Bear spends 11 hours in tree, gets down, climbs another

Barrett, who was visiting Jacksonville Zoo, said conservation efforts have pushed Florida's bear population - numbering only about 300 in the 1970s - to more than 4000 today. Bear-proof trash cans are now allowed in 16 counties. Bears are on the move in Florida and Florida Wildlife Commission officers are warning people to be cautious.

Minus: Not enough shots, too many penalties doomed Penguins in Game 6

There's nothing better in hockey than the NHL playoffs, and there's nothing better in the NHL playoffs than a Game 7. "This is the first time this series Pittsburgh has their back against the wall as well", Trotz said. Fleury has allowed nine goals on 58 shots the past two games after nine on 142 shots the first four games against the Capitals. They didn't get their first shot on Braden Holtby until the 12:17 mark of the opening period when defenseman Brian Dumoulin's clearing attempt ...

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal eye Top 4 EPL finish today

With Roberto Firmino still not in training, it seems likely that Klopp will return to the formation that led to such positive results against West Ham, which means Sturridge and Origi up front together again and Coutinho back in the midfield.

Gregg Popovich knocks Spurs for 'lack of edge, intensity' in Game 2

MRI results on Leonard's ankle revealed no structural damage. "I've been at practice just watching things. But just a lot of treatment". Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs needed to come out with guns blazing after the heartbreaking loss in Game 1 , but they came out flat and absolutely paid for it as they found themselves down by double digits in a blink of an eye.

Italian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Dominic Thiem to reach final

The Serbian second seed will now play Austrian Dominic Thiem , who shocked seven times victor Rafa Nadal on Friday but has lost his previous four encounters with Djokovic, in the evening semi-final. He surmised::Yeah, he's in a great form. Speaking ahead of what is probably the biggest match of his career, livetennis.com quoted Zverev as saying: "I'm into my first final of a Masters 1000, which is great, and especially on clay".

See What the Olympics Could Look Like if LA Wins 2024 Bid

Los Angeles and Paris are the only two bidders left for the 2024 Games, which will be awarded in September at a meeting of Olympic leaders in Peru. The Los Angeles bid, which enjoys wide public support according to recent surveys, has emphasized the fact that its vision for the 2024 Games would require no new venue construction, with events staged in an array of stadia which exist or are already in the process of being built.

Wenger desperate for lifeline in Premier League finale

A win for Wenger's side would lift them to 75 points - four more than they managed last term, when they finished second - but that would not be enough to move into the top four if Liverpool beat Middlesbrough and City avoid defeat at Watford.

Chelsea crowned Premier League champions with 1-0 win at West Brom

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is in no doubt Chelsea deserve the plaudits as champions, but remains determined his players will not get swept up in the title celebrations at Stamford Bridge. Aptly, Terry's goal on Monday was the 1,000th of the Abramovich era that has seen Chelsea become a superpower of soccer. Now we have to find the right substitutes for these players and then work to put these players at the same level.

NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania

Kanter, who turned 25 Saturday, said Ankara had canceled his passport over his political views and that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responsible. Kanter said on his Twitter account that he would hold a news conference in NY on Sunday to discuss his situation. Kanter was in the midst of a tour for his Enes Kanter Light Foundation when he arrived in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, and was subsequently detained .

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will be sidelined for the rest of the postseason after aggravating a hip injury during game two of the Eastern Conference finals, the National Basketball Association team announced on Saturday, May 20. "But today I thought he looked much different in the first half". Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in Game 6 of the East semifinals against Washington.

Giants defeat Cardinals in 13 innings

They have won six of seven overall. "He's pitching right now", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Look how it came together, good two-strike hitting by Crawford, and then (Nunez) with the big hit". Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez pitched nine innings for the first time in his career, but fell victim to lack of run support. He worked eight scoreless innings, scattering five hits and walking none while whiffing eight.

Pontus Aberg's Goal Puts Predators Past

Anaheim took a 1-0 lead on Wagner's second goal of the playoffs at 12:46 of the second period. And now the unassuming Swede has another new role for Nashville: He's the hero of the latest clutch victory in the Predators' increasingly irresistible Stanley Cup push.

NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead

They werent necessarily the wrong calls. Instead, they got angry. Prior to the Predators hosting Game 3 of their series with the Ducks, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was seen waving a towel to cheer on the Preds and fire up the fans.

Celtics' Thomas Out for Remainder of Playoffs

Thomas aggravated a hip injury in the first half of Game 2 against the Cavaliers and sat out the entire second half as the game was already decided at that point. "I just hope he's OK". Thomas ends what was the best season to this point of his six-year National Basketball Association career. His play led the Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Mourinho to give Dearnley, Gomes, Harrop, Mitchell and Willock their United debuts

Gomes comes from a family with quite the footballing background with his father, Gil, being a former Portuguese under-20 World Cup victor and his brother, Rico, in United's academy up until he was 16. Jose Mourinho will field an incredibly youthful starting XI against Crystal Palace on Sunday with the Europa League final coming three days later. Seven 17-year-olds have topped the poll down the years, with Mats Daehli the previous youngest victor.

LeBron James-inspired Cleveland Cavaliers blow away Boston Celtics

James scored 38 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made seven assists against the Celtics in game one, giving him 35 or more in five consecutive games and at least 30 in seven as he raises his game the nearer he gets to reaching a seventh consecutive NBA Finals.

Long Shot 'Cloud Computing' Wins Preakness In Huge Upset

Attendance for the Preakness, won by Cloud Computing , was announced at 140,327, breaking last year's record of 135,256. He listed the Travers in August at Saratoga as a major goal. After hearing Pletcher report how well his Derby victor had trained leading up to the Preakness, few could have imagined Always Dreaming would produce such a dud at Old Hilltop.

Former Lions LB Walker dies at 80

In 15 seasons with the Lions, he fulfilled two of those projections as a standout linebacker and productive kicker. According to the team's website, he became the first player in Lions' history to play in 200 games and ranks second in seasons played and third in games played with exactly 200.

Predators pounce on Ducks, take 3-2 series lead

The Stanley Cup playoffs often make heroes out of lesser lights, and Aberg continues that legacy. With Pekka Rinne turning in maybe his best outing of the postseason and the blue line clamping down after a go-ahead strike from Pontus Aberg, Nashville took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals with a 3-1 decision over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Now Sharapova has taken the decision on whether to give her a Wimbledon main draw wild card out of the hands of organisers by backing herself to come through the preliminaries, which take place at Roehampton in the week leading up to the grass-court major.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc 6.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Berenberg

Royal Bank Of Canada had 18 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG's price objective would suggest a potential downside of 3.19% from the company's previous close. Royal Bank of Canada's revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Kokrak in pole position at AT&T Byron Nelson but Spieth misses cut

Fellow American Billy Horschel was second on 199 after a 66 that included birdies on his last three holes. Jason Day found something to ignite his spluttering golf game and produced his best round of the year to be right in the hunt for a second Byron Nelson tournament title.

Hip injury sidelines Celtics' Isaiah Thomas for rest of playoffs

A femoral-acetabular impingement means that the ball joint in the hip socket is not moving freely around the cup in which it resides. Trailing 2-0 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, star point guard Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs with a hip injury per ESPN.

Cloud Computing takes Preakness Stakes in upset

Cloud Computing won the 142nd Preakness Stakes in Baltimore , ending Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming's quest for the Triple Crown. It was the second Triple Crown victory for Castellano. Always Dreaming took a slight lead with Classic Empire on his flank. He stalked the dueling pair from third and when he pushed the button, Cloud Computing was good enough to get past Classic Empire .

Djokovic eases into Rome semis after rain delay

Djokovic started a potentially testing match with Del Potro in style on Friday. Djokovic, who has suffered a fall from grace over the previous year while wrestling with injuries and a lack of confidence, looked his old dominant self as he hammered the Austrian 6-1 6-0 in the second semifinal in virtuoso fashion.