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State of Origin 2017: Here comes Game 1

Can't fault them to now", Daley said. "I haven't tipped New South Wales in eight years but I think it's time to tip them". They have the best hooker in Cameron Smith - he'll become the first person to achieve 40 State of Origin games on Wednesday - and the best half-back in the game in Cooper Cronk.

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Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year deal

FA Cup semi-final - Mertesacker scored a crucial equaliser in the Gunners' 2013/14 semi-final victory over Wigan Athletic, but was forced off through injury against Reading a year later. And Wenger insists he drilled into his players that succeeding against Chelsea was more pertinent than what his own future holds. "You can't do 35 years as a football manager if you think you are not the right man to do the job".

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Four-goal Kane shines as Tottenham hammer Leicester in PL clash

The Englishman may at times get overshadowed by the more mercurial talents of Dele Alli, the genius of Christian Eriksen, and the all-around play of Son, but he is undoubtedly a brilliant player in his own right, and he comes up with decisive moments.

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Manny Pacquiao Ready to Fight Conor McGregor if Floyd Mayweather Jr. Declines

According to GMANEWS.tv , Pacquiao is 70 to 80 percent fight-tuned for his title defense against Horn. Mayweather won that fight in May 2015 by unanimous decision. "I felt his power today", the 24-year-old Young (23-3-2 record with 18 knockouts) told The Times in a separate interview. "Manny has to look good in his fight to get a big fight.

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Agassi to coach Djokovic at French Open

Isner, the first American to reach the semi-finals in Rome since Andy Roddick in 2008, had a chance to break with Zverev leading 3-1 in the final set but the German snuffed out the challenge. Djokovic and Agassi were first spotted together at the Italian Open final. Elina Svitolina won the women's singles title in Rome , and also scaled to a new career-high ranking at sixth in the world.

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Simpson grabs two-shot lead at Colonial

The 33-year-old claims his second PGA TOUR title in his 148th career event, joining his 6-shot win at the 2016 RSM Classic 39 starts ago where he was the 54-hole leader. LPGA - Shanshan Feng shot a 4-under 68 to win the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich., by one stroke over Minjee Lee and Sung Hyun Park. "I was just too far back starting the day".

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Mourinho set for bumper five-year deal at Manchester United

The Europa League win was crucial in giving United Champions League football once again and now Mourinho can begin the next part of his job in the summer transfer window. "Last year, with Louis [van Gaal], I played games, I felt good and so I thought I could be important for the team in those moments despite not playing a lot".

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Skeleton Key: How the Cavs can defeat the Warriors

We've got a lot of guys with a lot of playoff minutes who've been in situations like that before. It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong. "Those guys are going to challenge me, they are going to challenge our ballclub", said James, who last week surpassed Michael Jordan as the all-time playoff leading scorer.

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Man City announce Silva signing

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said: "Youri won the Belgian league, in which he was named the best player, and he got to the Europa League quarter-finals". 'But they attack with (Thomas) Lemar, Bernardo Silva and (Radamel) Falcao and (Valere) Germain. Silva has scored ten goals and assisted a further ten this season as part of Monaco's title winning side.

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Zinedine Zidane keeping LaLiga title focus

Real simply needs to get a point on Sunday at Malaga to win the league. Behind a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo , Real Madrid earned a 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo to move within a point of clinching La Liga . "They tried to use the media to get the game played, with quite odd proposals like moving to another stadium to play". Even though Celta's star man Iago Aspas was sent off, John Guidetti managed to make some amends for his late miss at Old Trafford last week with a response ...

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Barcelona Appoint Valverde To Replace Luis Enrique

Speculation surrounding his successor intensified with those in the Barcelona board preferring an ex-player at the helm with Everton boss Ronald Koeman and Valverde in the frame. Valverde, previously Athletic Club Bilbao coach, will be presented on Thursday, along with his assistant Jon Aspiazu and former blaugrana José Antonio Pozanco who will be the fitness coach.

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Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos

Love broke out in a big way in the Eastern Conference finals after opening the playoffs with two quiet rounds, averaging 22.6 points and 12.4 rebounds against Boston . LeBron James . The league also will start the regular season a week early next year to reduce the number of back to backs and stretches of four games in five nights.

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Vijay Singh takes lead with 68 at windy Senior PGA

After Singh birdied 18, Langer calmly tapped in for par and a one-shot victory, embracing his daughter, who flew in from Seattle to surprise him, on the 18th green. President Donald Trump's course about 25 miles outside Washington is exposed to the wind in part because Trump chose to cut down more than 450 trees to create scenic riverfront holes.

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Wenger agrees to new Arsenal deal

After months of speculation the Frenchman - who has been at Arsenal since 1996 - agreed a new contract, which will be officially announced on Wednesday. Gazidis would still like to bring in a sporting director to coordinate issues ranging from scouting and medicine to youth development and analytics.

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Paul Lambert parts company with Wolves

Nigel Adkins is the favourite for the role as Tigers boss with David Moyes close behind, but now Lambert is also in the frame. Wolves head coach Paul Lambert has left the club after just seven months in charge. Despite knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup , Wolves failed to mount a promotion challenge under Lambert, finishing a place lower than last season.

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Ibrahimovic wants Man Utd stay, but has 'a lot of offers'

Romelu Lukaku has been "promised" he can leave Everton this summer if "certain clubs" make a move for the prolific striker this summer, according to his agent Mino Raiola . "He's had a fantastic time at United and it's now up to us and the club to decide". 'At that moment we decided not to sign the contract but I have to say the relationship with the club is very good and we knew id someone would come and satisfy Everton then there is a possibility that he leaves'.

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LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in game five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. Irving's previous career playoff high was 41 points, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last season against the Golden State Warriors .

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Penguins wary, Predators baffled by unpredictable Game 1 in finals

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan admitted his team had struggled for long periods. It was tough sledding through the neutral zone for the Pittsburgh Penguins most of the night. Maybe, but the Penguins looked a step behind at the outset. The Predators also haven't lost two straight games during their playoff run, and they hope that won't happen Wednesday in Game 2 at PPG Paints Arena.

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Nadal launches French Open title bid

He was later greeted by Djokovic's former co-coach, Boris Becker, another retired multiple grand slam victor. Djokovic and Agassi have been testing the partnership out this week, and the Serbian has already seen enough to know he wants it to continue.

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Steve Kerr on Warriors as NBA Finals Favorites: "Are You Kidding Me?"

And if he feels confident going into a series against an overpowering Warriors team filled with four All-Stars, then the rest of Cleveland should, too. "Are you going to be happy with the outcome if you lose?" Game 7 previous year came down to Kyrie Irving producing the biggest shot in Cavs history while Stephen Curry struggled to get a shot off while being guarded by Kevin Love .

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Arsene Wenger STAYING at Arsenal after agreeing new deal

Arsenal emerged victorious, despite being underdogs against the newly-crowned Premier League champions, and the club are now poised to confirm Wenger's stay at the club. They finished the league season with five successive victories, but it was not enough to carry them above Liverpool to take the fourth and final Champions League spot.

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Poulter sets sights on US Open with Wentworth win

Period. End of story", the Ryder Cup star said on his way to finishing 18th in 2011. "I don't think they were as good as everyone would have liked them to have been". "It's the kind of course that tempts you into those sorts of scores and mistakes, especially when you're middle of the pack and you're trying to make something happen and you get on the wrong side of things".

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Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

It's their ability to survive when they don't. Pittsburgh Penguins win a wild game 1 over the Nashville Predators . "It's remarkable we were able to trade (Weber and Jones and lose Ryan Suter in free agency in 2012) and still have arguably one of the best defenses in the National Hockey League", general manager David Poile said.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

Board members are due to give their assent to those plans. Chelsea went on to lose the FA Cup final as Arsenal denied the Premier League champions a double with a 2-1 victory at Wembley . "Maybe he thinks they can win the league next year or get back into Europe". "I've always been very clear on that", he said, when asked whether he would still be at the helm in August.

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Steve Kerr Warriors coach to miss NBA Finals opener

Fair or not. If the Warriors want to be mentioned in the pantheon of all-time greats, it will take the 2017 title to be part of it. Much more of that sort of that will likely follow over the next week, filling time before Golden State plays host to Game 1.

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Winnings Announced For 2017 Indy 500

Sato himself could barely contain his joy after winning the Indy 500 at his eighth attempt. Sato screamed into the team radio after he crossed the yard of bricks and punched the air with his fist over and over. He may not have thought it at the time, but expect there to be many more for Jones. Ed Jones finished third, Max Chilton was fourth and Tony Kanaan was fifth, while Sato's teammates on Andretti Autosport , Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti , also finished in the ...

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Dick's Sporting Goods slipped again and sold Cavs NBA Finals merchandise early

However, in the final it'll be a rematch, in fact the third meeting in a row between the Cavs and the Golden State Warriors . The Cavaliers lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. " Deron Williams missed shootaround this morning, because he had like a little bug-just really lethargic, had no energy-and I think that's what 'Bron had".

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Baseball capsules: Arizona Diamondbacks win for ninth time in 10 games

Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the call but after almost two minutes of review, it was upheld by the replay center in NY. "It's not ideal, obviously", Braun said after Thursday's game, per MLB.com's Adam McCalvy . This is Braun's fourth stint on the DL in his career. With Zack Grienke going tomorrow night (against former D-back, Chase Anderson ), I think we're all feeling relatively optimistic about out chances.

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Arsene Wenger to sign new Arsenal deal on Wednesday

Arsenal will end the 2017/18 Premier League season on 73 points, according to leading spread betting company Sporting Index. Arsenal suffered a massive blow when Anelka was granted his wish to join Real Madrid for a reported £23million in 1999.

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Phillies lose to Marlins again

The Phils have the worst record in the majors at 17-33. Howie Kendrick and Odubel Herrera accounted for the lone Phillies runs in the loss, with Kendrick hitting a solo home run. In the second inning, Velasquez's catcher, Cameron Rupp, nodded toward Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, which was a signal that something was wrong.

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Wenger to extend Arsenal reign

Wenger met Gunners majority shareholder Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month. We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". Following that victory at Wembley, Wenger was asked if he would be preparing a presentation ahead of the meeting and the Frenchman said: "The best presentation is to watch the game".

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Antoine Griezmann edges closer to Man Utd transfer

Real Madrid ended their five-year wait for the La Liga title earlier this month and Ramos says Griezmann's proposed departure from their local rivals would be welcomed news at the Bernabeu. However, Saul doesn't think the club will experience a major problem if they lose the striker this summer. Saul Niguez has given Antoine Griezmann his blessing to join Manchester United - saying not one player is bigger than the club .

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Arsenal set to announce decision on Wenger future on Wednesday afternoon

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger will quit as manager of the Gunners this week. The official announcement will be made on Wednesday morning, after Wenger also having met chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday. Writing in his column in The Sun , Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch".

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Margaret Court says reaction to her same-sex marriage opposition is bullying

The British player, who is now ranked #1 in the world, said: "I don't see why anyone has a problem with two people who love each other getting married". Everyone, in my opinion, should have the same rights. But I guess we'll cross that bridge when we all get down to the Australian Open next year - and who wants to play on Margaret Court Arena and who doesn't.

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Diego Costa reveals only club he would move to from Chelsea

And, since Atlético reignited their interest in taking him back to Spain, Costa now insists he does not want to move to China. The striker addressed rumors about his future at Stamford Bridge following Chelsea's 2-1 loss in the FA Cup final against Arsenal , saying he has "no intention of leaving".


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