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Arsenal star trolls 'expert' media over wrong FA Cup final predictions

Arsenal had gone three full seasons without a trophy before Wenger led them back to top of English football with his second double in 2001-02. In a season of doom and gloom for Arsenal , they were able to triumph in the end to beat Premier League winners Chelsea in the final.

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John Clayton Reportedly Out At ESPN, As Layoffs Apparently Not Done

The widespread layoffs haven't stopped at ESPN. The Professor's tenure at ESPN is coming to an end . Clayton, according to the report, will remain on the radio with ESPN Seattle, but the network doesn't actually own the ESPN-branded radio stations.

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Barcelona appoint new coach Ernesto Valverde

Herrera is reportedly a transfer target for incoming Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde , but the sources said the 27-year-old - United's Player of the Year this season - would turn down the chance to move to the Camp Nou . While it's yet to be confirmed, it's now an open secret that Ernesto Valverde will be the next Barca coach after he left his post at Athletic Bilbao .

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State of Origin: NSW Blues smash Qld Maroons to win series opener

He's played in a grand final, this is the next step up. When Cronulla lifted the NRL premiership trophy previous year, who would have predicted it would have a profound effect on NSW's State of Origin fortunes? NSW is expected to send plenty of traffic at the rookie half, although coach Laurie Daley believes Thurston's omission could become a rallying point for the Maroons and was not about to give them more ammunition by labelling Milford a liability.

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Watch Fernando Alonso's take on the famous Indianapolis race

The Californian is the only F1 driver to now have a 100% winning record at the Indy 500, and McLaren's executive director Zak Brown has even said Rossi to be the best racing driver in the world. "You can not plan in advance". In addition to Alonso's massive talent, Hinchcliffe has also been impressed at the Spanish driver's personality.

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Aberg's goal gives Predators 3-2 series lead

It's unbelievable. That's for sure. We've proven that time after time", Bieksa said. "We're all excited. It's so much fun". They could do it in front of their home crowd. Coach Peter Laviolette declined to give an update on Fisher's condition before the game. "The travel is a lot", Laviolette said. "And then we'll make a decision based off that".

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Danilo Gallinari to become free agent, open to Denver return

Gallinari doesn't have the All-Star credentials like Griffin, Hayward and Millsap but the forward has dutifully led the Nuggets in scoring the past two seasons. "He's a guy that we value, he's had a great year". "Its my city. I love the city". I have a house here. Gallinari has spoken highly of the city of Denver, and talked about his desire to play out his career in Denver.

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Real clinch 33rd La Liga title

Real Madrid claimed the Spanish title for a 33rd time with a 2-0 win over Malaga , Sunday. The reigning Champions League winners won the title for the first time since 2012, to extend their lead in the all-time standings to nine titles.

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By the numbers at the NBA Finals

And unlike the Warriors squad that blew a 3-1 Finals lead previous year after a record-setting 73-9 regular season, this version of the team is even more risky after adding former league MVP and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant .

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Another Warriors-Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA

We're not ", said Kerr. The Cavs are also more well-rounded than they were in the previous two trips to the finals . For pure star power, these NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers are like a front row at the Academy Awards.

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Wenger agrees to a new two-year contract

However, the Gunners ended the season on a high after defeating Chelsea to win the FA Cup and that has made both Wenger and Arsenal as the most successful manager and the club in the competition's history. The man himself has been non-commital over his future, which was a major talking point throughout the season due to his current deal expiring this summer.

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UK police 'stop passing information to US' over leaks of key evidence

Daesh (banned in Russia) terror organization has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. British police chiefs on Thursday condemned the release of potential evidence while inquiries were ongoing, and said that the leaks represented breaches of trust which undermined their investigation.

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Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger

Asked if he would be preparing a presentation ahead of the meeting, Wenger said: "The best presentation is to watch the game". With Laurent Koscielny banned and Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi injured, Wenger called on club captain Per Mertesacker to start his first game in 392 days.

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Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs say pundits

Stephen Curry was injured, first off, and the Green suspension was unusual, and, perhaps more than anything, for all the talk of "The Block" and Kevin Love's defense and the " LeBron Jam That Could Have Been", the last three-plus minutes of Game 7 last year were not, in fact, particularly pleasant to watch.

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Tomorrow too soon for Warriors coach

Game 1 against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers is Thursday night. Frye and Korver had their minutes slashed in the last round but the Cavaliers figure to need their 3-point shooting now against the tougher Golden State defense .

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My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

This will be the third year in a row the Cavs and Warriors face each other in the Finals . In NBA history there have been 12 times that a team has reached the Finals at least three straight times - including this year's matchup between the Warriors and Cavaliers .

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Wright concerned over potential Wenger exit

And while Adams is happy for his former manager's most recent success, he told the Guardian it's still time for Wenger to go. "I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups ", Wenger said.

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'Foiling' America's Cup due to set sail Saturday in Bermuda

Ainslie's boat suffered worst damage in the collision and he faces a race against time to front against Peter Burling and Team NZ and Cup holders Oracle Team USA tomorrow. "The opportunity to win this in such a short space of time - you don't get opportunities like that often and you have to make the a lot of them". "We would have liked to have won more races but I'm not scared or anxious", said Land Rover BAR's team manager, Jono Macbeth.

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Els gives himself two-shot penalty at BMW PGA

More than £ 5 million has been invested in upgrading the West Course over the past 12 months and the changes have been well received. "For me, to have played well and locked up everything in America has now freed my summer up and means I can come back and play in some of the big events in Europe, which I'm really looking forward to", said Poulter, 41.

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Japanese champion Kashima fires coach after Asian exit

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side lost 2-1 after Kashima scored in the dying seconds to win in front of their own fans. Paulinho scored from close range in the 55th minute to cancel out Pedro Junior's spectacular first-half opener for Kashima, which saw the Brazilian striker run from the halfway line and fire the ball into the top corner.

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Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals

Then there is the X-factor: Tristan Thompson. "Last year had some of the best ratings in National Basketball Association history". Cleveland is 12-1 in the playoffs, winning by an average of 13.6 points. The Cavaliers pulled out a 109-108 victory in their heavily hyped Christmas Day matchup in Cleveland when Kyrie Irving made a turnaround jumper with 3.4 seconds remaining to complete a comeback from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

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Arsene Wenger's future 'to be decided today at Arsenal board meeting'

Wenger was also dismissive of the notion that his record-breaking FA Cup success, after previous wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014 and 2015, might have an impact on the talks about his position. However, the Italian manager will unlikely be content with that, and as his sides go in as favourites to take the FA Cup home, he'll likely be expecting his starting 11 to make it a double for Chelsea in his first season.

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WSBK Rider Nicky Hayden Dies After Sustaining Injuries In Bicycle Crash

Hayden was involved in a cycling collision last Wednesday where he was hit by a vehicle while he was cycling along the Rimini coastline in Italy. The Bufalini hospital in the northern Italian city of Cesena last week announced US-born Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries .

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Champions Trophy: England, South Africa bid to end title droughts

Player performance, game strategy, adjudication and fan experiences will all change with the introduction of new technologies to the sport. The wicketkeeper-batsman, however, felt that India's selection was a "little conservative". "It's for both of us to play our natural games and hopefully if we can both kick off it should be pretty entertaining". Speculur* Managing Director Atul Srivastava said, “Speculur BatSense with Intel Inside has the potential to transform cricket across a ...

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Oregon St. No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

All games can be seen on the ESPN family of networks, either on TV or online. After take two out of three form No. 6 overall seed TCU , OU has lost four consecutive games to Oklahoma State (twice), Texas and TCU , respectively. The Commodores closed the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 33-22-1 overall record. For the Wildcats , it is their 39th all-time appearance.

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Arsene Wenger Announcement: Arsenal boss met with owner today

We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. But if he does walk out, Wright, Arsenal's second-highest goalscorer of all time , says it has been total incompetence from the club's hierarchy to have allowed this situation to have arisen.

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Sunil Gavaskar questions veracity of Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble rift reports

India start their Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan on Sunday. "So the team is not a happy lot". He then added: "The way the cricket set-up works in India is the coach is not the king". Kumble has also been front and centre in talks with the BCCI over enhancing the contracts not just of the national team's players but also domestic players and Indian coaching staff.

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LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

But it's the first time the two have faced off since the 2014 NLDS. There is little sense in risking an injury for someone's vendetta. "You see Mike Morse is about as big as they come and he was getting knocked around like a pinball so it's a little unsafe to get in there sometimes".

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Arsene Wenger set to sign new deal at Arsenal

And the Frenchman believes the victory over Antonio Conte's Chelsea is proof enough that he is the right man to continue as Arsenal boss. Arsenal won 26 games and drew 12, conceding just 26 goals in their 38 unbeaten matches. With no Champions League football to offer to potential new recruits, Wenger still faces a tough task to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

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Capitals keeping Oshie depends on salary cap

For a team that has won the Presidents' Trophy in each of the last two seasons, you can understand why he would be reluctant to make such sweeping changes. Whether or not T.J. Oshie re-signs with the Washington Capitals appears to depend on whether or not the National Hockey League raises the salary cap for the 2017-18 season.

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Angels star Mike Trout jams left hand, leaves game at Miami

Latest on Shoemaker via Rotoworld: Shoemaker allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Rays on Tuesday. In avoiding a sweep of the three-game series, the Rangers ended a five-game losing streak and stopped a five-game winning string by the Blue Jays. In 5 1/3 innings, Straily allowed six hits, two walks and three runs, striking out six.

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Wenger clings on to Arsenal reign

In that present, it was impossible not to be profoundly happy for Wenger, as he smiled in the press conference room with that medal in his pocket. "There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be exhausted". Arsenal could have scored two or three more goals in the first stanza against an out-of-sorts Chelsea outfit, but they were unable to bury their chances.

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Bale regrets racing back from injury, says "not 100 percent" for final

Marko Pjaca netted five minutes after coming on, while Dani Alves took two minutes to find the back of the net. He had been a reserve to Danilo but won the crowd and the coach's confidence with solid performances. "If I had to pick out a match on our Champions League run, I'd choose the Barcelona tie", Chiellini said at a press conference. I've experienced spectacular things with this club as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

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Kuznetsov senses upset over vulnerable Murray

French wildcard Laurent Lokoli refused to shake the hand of Martin Klizan after claiming his Slovakian opponent had faked injury in a bitter Roland Garros clash today. "That's something the last few weeks I haven't done so well and didn't start off the match doing particularly well". "But once I was getting a little bit more on my ball when I was defending, there wasn't too many openings for him in the points".

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Zidane undecided on Bale-Isco dilemma ahead of Juventus match

Madrid are hoping to end a lovely season, in which they won the La Liga , by successfully defending their UCL trophy. Isco has starred in Bale's place but the Wales global has declared himself fit after recovering from a calf injury. Allegri has deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation in the second half of the season that has allowed Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado to carve open opposition defenses for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain .


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