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FA Cup final: Chelsea player ratings for shock loss to Arsenal

Wenger has faced criticism after a season in which the team finished outside the top four of the Premier League for the first time in 20 years. However, Wenger has admitted that he has found it hard at times this season to accept the criticism during matches from the fan base.

Chelsea cancel Premier League victory parade in light of Manchester terror attack

It continued: "We strongly believe, in the interests of everyone, this is the correct course of action". Conte could clinch the "double" in Saturday's FA Cup final against London rivals Arsenal . Woodward, asked for his reaction, told United's website: "Words don't really do justice for how we all feel". Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who were affected by this tragic event.

Wenger uncertainty no excuse, says Mertesacker

It was reported last week that the Ligue 1 outfit are prepared to bring the striker back to France. When asked more specifically about Marseille's interest though, he said: "I will not speak about that". We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it. Arsenal's five-game winning streak at the end of the season was not enough to grab a Champions League spot as the club stuttered in the second half of the season, losing six and drawing one of the previous 11 games before ...

10-man Chelsea fall asleep as Aaron Ramsey produces ideal Arsenal response

In the semi-final at neutral Wembley Stadium, Arsenal played against Premier League Manchester City and reached the final after a 2-1 win with goals from Nacho Monreal and Sánchez. Underdogs Arsenal enjoyed a dream start although there was a huge debate about whether Sanchez's effort should have stood. The post Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup victory appeared first on The Independent Uganda: .

The 2017 NBA Finals: By The Numbers

All seven games will be broadcast on ABC. "I'm understanding where teams are coming from to double-team or come over and help". The anticipation only grew when the 73-win Warriors added Kevin Durant in free agency. In the games they won, the Cavs outscored the Celtics by an average of 25.75 points, which is pretty much insane. "I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there", he quipped.

Cavaliers Win: The Sneakers of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Champions

Probably the Cavaliers . The Warriors, even after losing, are probably set for quite some time as the league's most talented team. Like I've stated before, it's about winning the championship, and we're four games away from that. Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason? I think we had our first practice eight months ago tomorrow.

Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov headlines the UFC's return to the Netherlands

The 29-year-old is looking to add to a two-fight win streak, which includes finishes over Antonio Silva and Daniel Omielanczuk . It was just over a year ago when Struve was first given the opportunity to compete inside the Octagon® in front of home fans.

FA Cup final: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger discusses future after Chelsea win

Will Arsene Wenger be in charge of the Gunners next season? "I think we had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards", Wenger said after Arsenal's record 13th success in the competition. We have a board meeting on Tuesday, so I think on Wednesday things will be clearer. "Matic played a really good game but if you see our past, sometimes I've made this change when we have been losing or drawing".

Chelsea cancel Premier League victory parade following Manchester attack

They're going to want revenge but we'll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we win. Saturday evening will see Chelsea take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final - a game which the Gunners will feel they need to win in order to save an otherwise poor season.

Warriors 'too stressful' for LeBron James to discuss Finals rematch

The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time , how proud of him he was.

Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records

The play kept going as the Blues threw their arms up in protest, and the Chilean finished the goal past Courtois to open the scoring. Confusion reigned as the goal was initially disallowed but after consulting with his assistant Gary Beswick who had raised his flag, referee Anthony Taylor awarded the goal.

Scarlets lift PRO12 trophy following dominant display against Munster

He didn't just power over, he bounced off CJ Stander and carried the flanker over the Munster tryline with Niall Scannell and Conor Murray for company. And wing Steff Evans, sent off for a risky tackle in the Leinster clash, also features after his red card was rescinded at a disciplinary hearing earlier this week.

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup victory

Despite being a man down Chelsea pulled level in the 76th minute when substitute Willian picked out Diego Costa in the box, allowing him to control with his chest and score. "They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football ". When his initial attempt to chip the ball into Chelsea's area was blocked, he appeared to knock the rebound forward with his arms before running through and shooting past Thibaut Courtois despite Ramsey standing in an offside position.

Mourinho places all his chips on Europa League final

I don't think we can finish seventh and I don't think we can finish fourth. Mourinho rested regulars Eric Bailly , Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for the defeat to Arsenal last weekend. "But when I analyse my work, I analyse my work in the globality because, better than anyone, I know what I did, I know what I had to do". I know what I had to do.

Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?

The Warriors became the first team in National Basketball Association history to start 12-0 in a postseason, and only the third team to get through the conference bracket without a loss; the previous two teams did it before the first round was best-of-seven.

McGirt grabs early lead at Sawgrass

Day's prospects of creating history looked bright when he played his first 11 holes in five under par, but the 29-year-old Australian bogeyed three of his last four holes and had to settle for an opening 70. Parity hasn't been a trademark of the Players Championship in recent years. Rickie Fowler , the victor two years ago, also was tied for the lead until he hit a shot off the cart path and into the trees and made double bogey on his 15th hole.

Sebastian Vettel is the fastest in free practice

Although Daniel Ricciardo complained to his engineers about the setup, Verstappen was looking feisty, as he joined Hamilton and Vettel in the top three with an impressive lap. However, Sebastian has still enjoyed his podium places and the current first he retains in the driver championship. They will be back in action Saturday morning for the third and final practice session ahead of qualifying.

Djokovic names Agassi as coach after losing Rome final

I am enjoying every conversation that I have with him. It's a symbolic reset for the 12-time Grand Slam champion-who turns 30 years old on Monday-and is hoping to revitalize his dominance as the defending French Open champion. Zverev had already become the youngest Rome semifinalist since Rafael Nadal won the second of his seven Foro Italico titles at age 19 in 2006. Zverev now has four career titles, three of which have come this year while Djokovic was denied what would have been a ...

Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

Nadal was under the spotlight in the semifinal against Djokovic , who he had lost to three consecutive times on clay, but he mowed past his former No. "I think it was a tough match since the beginning, especially here in altitude, which is hard to make breaks against a player like Thiem". The Spanish superstar won 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 to take his record on his favourite surface to 15-0 this year having also picked up his 10th titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona over the past weeks.

Manu Ginobili on future: 'I have to choose between two wonderful options'

Cavaliers now lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1. Being a predominantly jump shooting team , the Warriors don't have any excuses of being rusty or not having the leg strength to shoot properly once June 1 arrives. Cleveland leads 2-1 and is two victories away from setting up a rubber match after splitting the last two Finals with the Warriors. Ginobili was a key player in four San Antonio championship teams , was selected to a pair of NBA All-Star games and earned NBA Sixth Man of ...

NFL Relaxes Celebration Rules; Some Celebrations Still Penalized

In addition to the overtime changes, the league also announced there will be one - not two - roster-cut deadlines, teams will be allowed to return two players from injured reserve , and officials will no longer be penalizing most touchdown celebrations .

Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez race for Golden Boot

Hull: Marshall (5), Ranocchia (4), Dawson (4), Davies (3), Elabdellaoui (4), Huddlestone (4), N'Diaye (4), Tymon (4), Bowen (4), Clucas (6), Niasse (5). Hull fans, continued to sing "we've got Marco Silva " the manager's decision to bring on Kamil Grosicki for Curtis Davies paid off when the Polish winger played a part in Hull pulling back a goal.

The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

At the same hole where he dunked two balls into the water four years ago when tied for the lead with Tiger Woods late in the final round, Garcia more than made amends. Turnhouse's Euan McIntosh, last year's Scottish Order of Merit victor, was next best among the tartan challengers on 71. Prior to hitting the shot, Spieth whipped out his phone and snapped a photo of the lie, planning to show a rules official following the round.

National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz falling to Sixers at No. 3?

As now constructed, the Lakers have Russell, Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson as their prominent backcourt players - with Russell and Clarkson being two of their brightest prospects on the roster. While teams like the Phoenix Suns , Sacramento Kings , and Dallas Mavericks failed to gain any ground, they can take solace in the fact that they are in a better position than the Knicks heading into the Draft.

Ronaldo salutes Zidane's management

Ronaldo's great rival Messi is Barcelona's all-time top scorer with 504 goals in all competitions, but the months he has spent injured have allowed his Portuguese foe to streak ahead in the charts. The Spanish giants look much more fluid in attack and the 24-year-old playmaker seems to have formed a potent partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo . Ronaldo added to the lead after halftime with a well-placed shot from inside the area after receiving a perfectly timed pass by Francisco "Isco" ...

Carlos Martinez: Carlos Martinez strikes out nine in loss

Carlos Martinez yielded three runs in 7 1/3 innings and struck out nine Friday in a loss to the Rockies. "I just tried to keep it simple and throw the fastball down and work in the slider", Senzatela said. Star pitcher Jon Gray went down early in the year with a fractured foot, but since the team's best starter left the rotation, young guns like German Marquez, Jeff Hoffman and Denver native Kyle Freeland have been excellent on the hill for Colorado.

Gregg Allman Dead At Age 69

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 but Allman said in his book that he was too drunk to enjoy it. Gregg Allman was a hard-living singer, songwriter, organist and leader of one of the iconic Florida music groups, the Allman Brothers Band .

DONE DEAL? Schalke defender Kolasinac on his way Arsenal

Some still doubt whether Arsene Wenger will be at Arsenal next season and whether he'll utilise the 3-4-3 formation long-term, but Kolasinac's apparent arrival suggests both will be the case in 2017/18. There has been plenty of speculation about the situation at Arsenal in recent weeks, with Wenger's future still a source of debate. Primarily a left back, Kolasinac can thrive as a left midfielder or winger, as well as a central defender and central midfielder, making him an ideal player ...

Wenger on future, FA Cup win: "It's about competence".

If it does transpire that Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger's final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off. Ramsey told the BBC: "Of course I want him to stay at the club". "Maybe now we're a bit sad, but we shouldn't forget the wonderful season we've had being ( Premier League ) champions", Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said.

Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation amid drug talk

Peppers, the No. 25 pick out of MI, entered the National Football League in Stage One of its substance abuse program after a diluted urine sample at the combine. People can speculate all they want. I can't do anything about that. Peppers was one of two players who had dilute samples at the combine, and both were drafted in the first round.

Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint in Taco Bell

Dixon and Franchitti went uninjured, and the incident remains under investigation by the police. Dixon has 39 career IndyCar victories. Two boys, aged 15 and 14, have been arrested over the incident according to a police report. It takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway , often referred to as "The Brickyard" due to a line of bricks on the start/finish straight. "You'd never think that'd happen to us here", he told Newshub.

Milwaukee Brewers begin to stir the pot in the NL Central

The same probably could be said about Arrieta (5-3). McCann is hitting.265 with six homers and 25 RBI in 30 games this season. "I felt good", Arrieta said. Zobrist hit a leadoff homer on a 2-0 pitch, Ian Happ had a run-scoring double and Contreras drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. A Red Sox 12, Athletics 3: Mitch Moreland homered, and Boston won at Oakland to avoid a four-game sweep.

We will learn from United'sperformance, says Ajax coach

Unlike the sweeping summer signings made by Louis van Gaal, United are looking for quality over quantity as they attempt to build a squad capable of challenging for the title. Without Sanchez, the score could have easily been 5-0. Antonio Valencia will remain the first-choice right back but it's next to him that things get interesting.

Steve Kerr Remains Physically Unable To Coach

Subsequently, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, with the two rivals squaring off once again, history repeated itself. He's doing everything but coaching, but at this point, he's not able to coach. Had he been given the chance, West said he would have taken the best player available, which is always his strategy. Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice.

Roma and Napoli keep title hopes alive

The win also delayed Juventus' title celebrations as it cut the lead between the two sides to one point, although Vecchia Signora could still seal the title with one game to spare with a win on Sunday. Roman "wolf" to the tranquility far away, the battle for a direct place in the Champions League is a " Napoli " serious, to lose position no team wants.