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Arsenal supremo Kroenke concerned over friction between Gazidis and Wenger

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger would leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" if he decides to quit the Premier League club this week. Majority owner Stan Kroenke said the club's "ambition" was to "win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". "It's what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won't rest until that is achieved".

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Joe Root leads England to victory against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

That was Bangladesh´s highest stand in a one-day global outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a dramatic 15-run win in Adelaide. In reply, England began the chase in a dismal fashion when they lost Jason Roy for 1. And he will now miss the remainder of the tournament and England will call up a replacement.

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Ronaldo back to break new ground at Champions League final

Both the Italian and the Spanish sides won their respective leagues for the 33rd time . Massimiliano Allegri's men are on a run of six consecutive Serie A triumphs and will try to shake off the club's unwanted tag as Europe's most regular almost men.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia (Aus) vs New Zealand (NZ) match prediction

This was both teams' opening match in the 2017 Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight ODI sides. Despite only making his one-day worldwide debut last summer, Lynn had widely been tipped to slot into Australia's middle-order for the showpiece 50-over event on the back of his Big Bash exploits.

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Denver Post writer 'uncomfortable' with Japanese man winning Indy 500

An American sportwriter has been sacked after voicing dismay at Takuma Sato's Indianapolis 500 victory as the United States honors its war dead, the journalist's newspaper confirmed Monday. He finished 24th after a mechanical problem with 20 laps to go. Despite consistently shuffling places, the Spaniard was in the top six throughout most of the 150 opening laps.

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Predators coach refuses to discuss possible goalie change

The Predators lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first game of the finals. "They are opportunistic", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said of the Penguins. Since making the Stanley Cup Finals the Predators have reprinted a number of banners including the 53ft. "Just a little bit of a wakeup call", Wilson said.

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Ronaldo: "I will never be a striker"

The France global, a title victor with Lyon, told BBC World Service: "I still put pressure on the clubs to do much, much better". Bryan Robson but he suffered a bit with injury. "We're intelligent, and even he sometimes needs to play a bit less", Zidane said . "It is not the right thing to do especially when you are having a bad run and need all the support that you can get from your own fans".

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Golden State Warriors get favorited for NBA Finals vs Cavs

Curry's been largely mediocre in his two previous NBA Finals against the Cavs and James has historically outplayed Durant in head-to-head meetings, but Curry and Durant now have each other to rely on, which lessens the pressure on each individually.

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Golden State looks to tie National Basketball Association postseason record

Stephen Curry was left alone behind the 3-point line and made Cleveland pay time and again. But even as people have clung to the incident, and pointed to other similar actions from Pachulia's past, he has brushed off the criticism. O'Neal also responded angrily to McGee, saying he would "smack" McGee after the Warriors big man reacted to yet more mockery. "I knew the backlash was coming; I knew how many people would "hate" me", Durant told The Vertical in an interview in which he ...

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Cavaliers need heart, pride fewer mistakes in Finals

Beaten previous year by Cleveland's historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals. In fact, while LeBron was going through his odd mood in Cleveland against the Celtics, the guy who finished off Boston was Kyrie Irving . Cleveland isn't too shabby, with a 12-1 record heading into the finals.

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Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in NBA Finals opener

Kevin Love grabbed a 21 rebounds to complement 15 points, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points for Cleveland, which was held to 34.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant drove through the paint repeatedly with dazzling dunks and wound up with 38 points.

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When does the Stanley Cup Final start?

The Penguins had lots of early pressure in the Ottawa zone and were able to survive whatever push Ottawa tried to muster. The only goal Anderson allowed was an incredible individual effort from Evgeni Malkin , who grabbed his own rebound and then went to the backhand to beat Anderson.

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Huge blow for Arsenal ahead of FA Cup Final matchup with Chelsea

No, what I want is to win the next game. A number of vocal Arsenal supporters have been leading protests in recent weeks against Wenger remaining in charge beyond this season while the Frenchman has also faced increased criticism from a host of former Arsenal players.

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Mr. Met Flips Off Fan, Employee Out As Team Mascot

Met . Mr. Met drew smiles as he walked the hall from his dressing room, past the Milwaukee clubhouse and toward his pregame post . Officially, Mr. New York Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected Thursday after arguing over a freaky play involving a bat boy at Citi Field . Technically , Mr.

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Tiger Woods mistakenly offered to say national anthem backwards before arrest

Check out Tiger Woods' arrest video. At one point in the sobriety tests Woods asked, "What are we doing?" Tiger Woods was recently arrested in Jupiter, Florida for driving while under the influence and now things have gotten worse for the golfer after police released a video of his arrest.

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Aldo-Holloway at UFC 212 marks new featherweight era

But that is a role that suits the Hawaiian just fine after starting his fighting career as a high school kid in Waianae. Next up the ladies, clearly the bookmakers like Gadelha by decision as I found her -170 offshore by decision. I don't care, I'm going to become my own damn money fight, as I said. "But it is what it is though". It's not right. Everything comes in due time, and my time's coming.

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Juventus have different level of belief now, says Allegri

Yet there are doubts over whether we will see both of these 'BBC's playing from the start on Saturday. Both have successfully surpassed expectations after being hired surrounded by questions marks, with Allegri replacing the highly popular Antonio Conte in 2014 and Zidane making his head-coaching debut in 2016 with Madrid in crisis after poor results under manager Rafa Benitez.

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Ideal postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

They will have their hands full, however as the Cavaliers boast an elite offense headed by Lebron James . Durant - an eight-time All-Star - took the Warriors to another level in game one at Oracle Arena following a performance that also included eight rebounds, eight assists and an apparent stare down of pop star Rihanna .

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Novak Djokovic hires Andre Agassi as coach for French Open

But he added: "On the other hand, I mean, he didn't get much from my side. Dominic Thiem has been showing he's been playing very well", said Zverev. Svitolina will chase a fourth title of the year after trophy triumphs in Taiwan, Dubai and Istanbul. On the way to the finals of the "Internazionali BNL d'italia" 20-year-old native of Hamburg consistently beat Kevin Anderson and Viktor Troicki and Fabio Fognini, Milos Raonic and John Isner .

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Real Madrid, Juventus clash in Champions League final

Although impressive, Juventus' midfield generals Pjanic and Khedira have been slightly below the quality of their Real Madrid counterparts in the Champions League this season, whilst Madrid's favoured 4-3-3 formation allows for an extra man in midfield to control the game.

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Showdown between Rihanna, Kevin Durant steals show in NBA Finals opener

Rihanna and the Warriors' Kevin Durant engaged in some tension during the game. This is the postseason, this is the series , right now, that could change a flawed perception for good, a Finals that presents Klay Thompson with a massive challenge and an opportunity just as big.

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Enough talk: Cavs-Warriors to start series

The Warriors figure they will be motivated for the opener after watching the Cavaliers celebrate their first crown on the Warriors' court after a seventh-game thriller. But LeBron is the best player. There were a handful of times Cleveland was more focused on Curry and the 3-point shooters, but Durant made them pay with six first-half dunks.

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Google Doodle celebrates ICC Champions Trophy with interactive game

The one-day worldwide tournament began in England last night when the hosts took on Bangladesh at The Oval , with Australia to begin with a clash against trans-Tasman rival New Zealand at Edgbaston tonight. The top two teams in each group will go through to the semi-finals followed by the final, also at the Oval, on June 18. It is something like England-Australia.

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Liverpool's James Milner: 'Next step is winning trophies'

Fans have protested all season for Wenger to quit the post he has held since 1996. "It's very odd because, for 75 points, we are only one point short". "It's very sad", the Frenchman said. But now we are there five or six years and now we can try to close the gap on the elite. The Ghana worldwide would not be drawn on whether that fresh start should be without Arsene Wenger in charge but he did have some supportive words about his former manager.

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Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

That is far too many against this in-form Golden State side, and well above the Cavaliers' average of 12.9 turnovers per game during these playoffs. The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said. We know how it ended for them in Game 7. The Warriors , meanwhile, committed just four, tying the record for the fewest in a Finals game.

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Muguruza advances to 4th round at French Open

Raonic fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva, who saved two match points before overcoming Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation in five sets. Petra Kvitova's comeback less than six months on from a knife attack prompted an outpouring of emotion at Roland Garros. "I'm disappointed, for sure".

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Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

Root made 133 not out and Alex Hales 95 as England , the bookmakers' favourites for the tournament, reached their target of 306 with 16 balls to spare. The same can be said of Moeen Ali, who can also be a match-winner with bat and ball and Chris Woakes is another all-rounder who has come the fore in both red and white-ball cricket.

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Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat

Writing in his column for BBC Sport , Shearer said: "It has been a hard campaign for the Gunners, who missed out on a Champions League place for the first time in 20 years, and they have been under huge pressure - particularly their manager Arsene Wenger ".

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Morgan throws his weight behind out of form Roy

Woakes bowled only two overs at the start of the opening win over Bangladesh on Thursday, and left The Oval for scans. Playing at home does that, especially with the kind of cricket England have been playing recently. Admitting that a lot of hype is being created around the India-Pakistan clash, Sohail said that these kinds of matches are unique and that he considers himself lucky to be a part of such game.

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Ballon d'Or in play as Ronaldo bears down on Messi

The two have dominated the award for the past decade in the battle to not just be considered the best of their generation, but among the best of all time. However, the Spanish global doesn t seem interested in depriving his teammate of a fifth Ballon d Or to tie Messi s record. "Personally, I want him to stay because he's a very good player in my eyes and he should stay because he still has a lot to give to this shirt and he's still very young".

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Pressure's on: National spelling bee comes down to final 15

He spelled it "t-r-a-n-s-f-e-r-r-a-n-c-e". She competed in the national bee three times from 2012 to 2014. Panuru reached the final 10 previous year. Presented by Kindle , the Bee is broadcast live on ESPN and its sister channels. Rakesh won the Region I Kentucky-Indiana Spelling Bee in March, taking the 2017 title with the word "tiara".

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Golden State Buries Cleveland In Game 1 Of NBA Finals, 113-91

While James' team was lacking in talent a decade ago, Cleveland will look to repeat as National Basketball Association champion - becoming the first team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit in The Finals - with a group that stormed through the Eastern Conference playoffs, winning 12 of its 13 games.

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Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

Chasing a challenging total of 306, Alex Hales (95) and Joe Root (133 not out) led from the front to chase the target after England started off on a poor note, losing opener Jason Roy (1) in the third over with just six runs on the board.

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Warriors' Curry taking it game by game after last year's collapse

The Golden State Warriors ran away with Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-90. Cleveland has a lot to play for, as LeBron James leading his team past the Warriors to pristine supremacy is important to his legacy.

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The head to head battles that will decided the Champions League final

And he duly added another hat-trick in the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid to carry Real to the final in Cardiff this weekend. A 2006 World Cup victor with Italy, for whom he remains the first-choice keeper, Juve's grand old man Buffon craves a Champions League medal to add to his glittering array of silverware after twice suffering heartache in the final.


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