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Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that the best thing Arsene Wenger can do for the club is help find his successor. For Arsenal , a win would salvage a season that saw them finish outside the top four for the first time since 1996.

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Wenger to give away FA Cup medal if Arsenal beat Chelsea

I assumed I would be starting both games, but he said: 'You can tell me to eff off if you want to, but there is a bigger game for you on Wednesday'. Asked if a major club from elsewhere in Europe could tempt him away, he replied: "For the moment, I don't know".

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Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr

I've made sure I've put myself through it. 'It was getting worse, in the last round I had double vision and I couldn't see. Brook's counter to such odds is that none of his challenger's previous opponents could hold a candle to him. The former thinks another classic could be in the offing with Spence and he would not be surprised if both men are knocked down before a conclusion is reached.

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Wasps v Exeter Chiefs: Premiership final

It was a fitting finale to Steenson's testimonial season after 10 years at the club. Much of the final's build-up had been about the potential dominance of the Exeter pack, and those comments appeared justified as Chiefs gained two penalties inside the opening four minutes to pile pressure on Wasps .

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Victor Moses credits Chelsea boss Antonio Conte with resurrecting career

The 36-year-old was substituted after 26 minutes of the 5-1 win over Sunderland - to match the squad number he has worn across 717 Chelsea appearances - and received a guard of honour from his fellow players. "We are in the middle of it on the day of a game or before a game but usually when you are in a competition you don't realise what's happening around you.

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NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

At least we are getting closer , Roger. The NFL would have needed to waive a rule that prohibits a Super Bowl being played at a stadium before it has hosted two full regular seasons. "In the past week, we have worked with the NFL on the resolution that was presented today and are supportive of the NFL Owners' decision to play Super Bowl LV in Tampa and to have Los Angeles host Super Bowl LVI in 2022".

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LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

This attempt was made more hard when star guard Isaiah Thomas left Game 2 with a hip injury . The game also saw Thomas lose one of his teeth during a play and he spent the next few days with a swollen mouth following a couple of multi-hour dental procedures.

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Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

Some stuff, however, is still illegal. The post comes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly opted to relax some of the league's celebration penalties, per USA Today's Tom Pelissero . This has its advantages, though it will make the job more hard for general managers, head coaches and pro personnel departments, as well as fans trying to predict their team's roster.

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Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

It says much about the present plight of McLaren that the decision to skip Formula One's blue riband event was taken without a blinking. "I thought maybe the dash had broken on the steering wheel and brought up a fake number", Dixon said.

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Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'

Brady also pointed to the added level of competition in the Premier League, citing the development of Manchester City and Chelsea into credible contenders for the title, as a factor supporters need to consider. "We scored this one goal but the main target was to defend better in the second-half, because we thought pretty much each long ball was half a counter-attack", Klopp said, insisting it " makes no sense when you have the ball 90 per-cent [of the time ]".

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Capitals square series 3-3 against Penguins

The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in a Game 7 for the fourth time and second time in the Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin era. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his line combinations reuniting the "HBK" line (Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel ) that played an instrumental part in the team's Cup run last spring.

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Fernando Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia

His Bora-Hansgrohe team had done a superb job of positioning him but, right before the line in Tortona, Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep Floors) darted past Bennett and grabbed the win. He held on for a superb victory on the 161km stage between Florence and Bagno di Romagna, edging out former world champion Rui Costa of Portugal (UAE Emirates) who produced a late challenge in a sprint for the line.

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Sogard pushes Brewers to 4-2 win over Padres

Early on it looked like San Diego could make a series split happen when Hunter Renfroe sent a 389 foot home run to left center field. His earned run average coming into the game was 5.80. The Brewers had only two hits going into the ninth before getting four straight with one out against reliever Brandon Maurer (0-3). Also expected to start Friday is 1B-OF Eric Thames, who pinch-hit Thursday after missing four starts in San Diego with strep throat.

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Titles more important than top four to Manchester United, says Mourinho

United suffered a 2-1 loss against Tottenham on Sunday to mathematically confirm that the Red Devils would finish outside the top four for a third time in four seasons. "I will analyze the individual performances of the players and try to understand who can give me a little bit more for the final". United were the sideshow on Sunday as Spurs bid farewell to White Hart Lane and rubber stamped second spot - their highest finish since 1963.

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Tom Brady had a concussion last year, Gisele Bundchen says

For Brady to suffer from a concussion a year ago would make sense. 'I mean he has concussions pretty much every-I mean we don't talk about-but he does have concussions'. Bundchen did not clarify when her husband suffered a concussion or whether it was medically diagnosed. "That can not be healthy for you, right?" she continued.

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Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss

The first two periods of Game 1 looked much like the Blues' entire first-round series against Minnesota, with St. Louis getting massively outshot and goals coming sparingly. Despite the highlight show, that scoreline lasted less than a minute, before Chris Wagner's first career playoff goal put the Ducks on top for good.

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Djokovic advances to 3rd round in Madrid Open

Third seed Simona Halep remains on course to retain her title as she thrashed American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1 yesterday. He will play the quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem of Austria, who won a thriller against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9).

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The importance of transition for the Celtics and Wizards

Following the win, Celtics coach Brad Stevens spent a lot of time talking about goal, something his team showed plenty of in Game 5 to get the win. "We were on the floor. We knew that they were going to come out aggressive and they did". If the Wizards are going to have a chance to prolong the series , Brooks said they would have to start by limiting turnovers and Boston's 3-pointers.

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Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

After the game, Stephen Curry acknowledged the importance of Kerr's presence and the value of his message at halftime. It's unclear what Kerr's role will be once the Western Conference Final starts on Sunday afternoon against the Spurs, but it's looking like Kerr could be back this season after all.

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Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday

Because Jeter, from the time he ran out to shortstop for good in April of 1996, turned out to be as important a figure for the New York Yankees as Ruth was in the 1920s. Many of his former teammates are expected to attend. At the end of his speech, in front of his soon-to-be-larger-by-one family, Jeter talked about how lucky he was to be part of the Yankees family.

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Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

Bogaerts' first-inning single - which pushed his major league-leading hitting streak to 15 games - was the Sox' only hit until the seventh, when their bats finally started to heat up. Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell walks on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts , left, during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Boston .

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Spurs listing Leonard as questionable for G6

Popovich said earlier in the day that Leonard would be a game-time decision. Jonathon Simmons , who is averaging 6.2 points in nearly 18 minutes, will start at small forward. The Spurs lead the Rockets 3-2 in the series. He still finished with 18 points and an astounding 14 rebounds, but shot poorly from the start, going 7-21 for the game.

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Bonucci: Juventus now certainties in Champions League final

On Wednesday, that conviction helped Real survive a. Alves never felt loved by Barcelona where his flamboyant manner was often viewed as a lack of professionalism by the club's hierarchy. Juventus will be attempting to end a 21-year wait for a European trophy. "Two years ago we had an impressive midfield", Bonucci said. "From tomorrow we have to think about what we can do in these in 20 days".

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Alonso's McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice

Alonso said he would be open to offers for next year if by late summer he had not been convinced that McLaren-Honda could provide a winning vehicle. "I try to drive as fast as I can but it's a much bigger problem for them". Alonso has already made a decision to try his luck at the Indianapolis 500 instead of the Monaco GP later this month. Alonso, who has twice won at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is hoping that McLaren's mechanics have worked wonders in the two weeks since Russian ...

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NHL Playoffs: Penguins take 2-0 lead over Capitals

But Trotz said after their Game 1 loss to the Penguins, his team needed to get off to a better start the next game. The Washington Capitals were poised to be the Stanley Cup favourites for this season since September, while the Pittsburgh Penguins garnered only a few votes to repeat.

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Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam qualify for 2017 Europa League final

Jose Mourinho's men led 1-0 following last week's trip to Balaidos and they looked set to ease into the final after Marouane Fellaini struck early at the Theatre of Dreams but Celta were a threat throughout and Roncaglia equalised five minutes from time to trigger a tense finale.

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Markelle Fultz: NYK also expected to get meeting with Fultz

Fultz is projected to be the first overall selection in several mock drafts and was set to interview with the Sixers on Wednesday night. Neither guard, however, will be participating in the Combine's 5-on-5 games. They will not even break a sweat on the floor. As I noted yesterday, what happens on the court in the drills and scrimmages is as important as what happens in the 30-minutes interviews the team will conduct with the various prospects.

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WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL

To view the full article, register now. ESPN's Josina Anderson also reported that Gordon is without an agent and that they parted about two weeks ago. If this is a case where he needs to be saved from himself. The Arizona Cardinals have released linebacker Daryl Washington , who had been reinstated by the National Football League after three seasons away from the game following multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy as well as a domestic violence incident.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin will deliver

With the world of combat sports bracing itself for a seemingly inevitable fight between all-time great boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, painstaking debates between fans of both crafts as to the quality of striking in MMA are commonplace.

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College football adds early signing period

The new signing period was among the numerous rules approved by the NCAA Division I Council on April 14 and adopted by the Division I Board of Directors on April 26. It will be a short window, with incoming freshman recruits able to sign with college football teams during a 72-hour window from December 20-22. To me, the biggest benefit of signing early, but not enrolling early, is to live the final stages of the recruiting process in peace if one has found a school they love regardless of any ...

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TJ Rivera, Mets rally for 8-7 win over scuffling Marlins

The Miami Marlins will look to salvage something after dropping the first 2 games of the series, including an 11-3 defeat on Saturday. The Marlins' defense. "It's a great feeling to know that you came through in a situation that the team needs you", Rivera said. A long absence could cause NY to bring up top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Orioles LHP Miley hit by 2 consecutive liners, leaves game

Bundy left with a 6-3 lead, and the bullpen made it stand up - barely. These two combined for 21 hits on Friday, but produced just six runs. "You don't feel as much pressure". "I have to avoid the long ball", Covey said. Those expecting Chris Beck to throw multiple shutout innings could have successfully first-guessed Renteria for his letting Covey start the fifth.

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Rashid rampant as England leave sorry Ireland in a spin

If that was a statement that they now regard Rashid as their No1 spinner in one-day cricket, then they were repaid handsomely as the leggie's variations put the visitors in a spin. Stuart Thompson was next to go, bowled by a handsome Rashid googly. Morgan and Billings had returned from their stints in the Indian Premier League but all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, as well as regular England ODI keeper Jos Buttler had remained with their franchises in the lucrative Twenty20 ...

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Isaiah Thomas Loses Tooth After a Nasty Elbow To The Face

Isaiah Thomas scored a career playoff high 53 points , nine of them in a game-closing 15-2 over-time run that powered the Boston Celtics over Washington 129-119 in a second-round National Basketball Association playoff game Tuesday . Jae Crowder added 24 points for Celtics while centre Al Horford had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Avery Bradley netted 18 points.

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Can the Bruins take Game 6 from the Senators? NHL Predictions 4/23/17

Clarke MacArthur spent nearly two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators . "But at the same time, very proud of everyone", Patrice Bergeron said. "We battled hard", Rask said. The Senators benefited from a couple of no-goal calls to get through overtime. "It was a hard-fought series and just didn't go our way".

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Klitschko fight 'too soon' for Joshua

Whilst the build-up to the April 29 fight has been largely cordial, the 27-year-old his extremely confident of his chances against a man 14 years his senior. "The build-up to the fight is different to anything else I have had". "I think it's more of a point that Britain's always overlooked". "I see on social platforms and social media that he's working out and he's a disciplined fighter, a likeable guy".

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Penguins star Crosby leaves following hit to head

His leg also bent awkwardly during the collision. Niskanen received a five minute major and a game misconduct for the controversial cross check at 5:24 of the first period. Crosby did not return to the game and the team declined to provide any update afterwards. From there, the next goalie who cracked would be the loser in a game of few goaltending mistakes.

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Mitchell Trubisky's bar is set at Rex Grossman, not Jay Cutler

Chicago traded for Cutler before the 2009 season, but he didn't start his career with the Bears, a team not known for drafting quarterbacks in the first round. Until he's ready to be the guy - and eventually, the price the Bears paid means Trubisky will be the guy - Glennon can run the show. And now it's reasonable to wonder whether Fox will be in that future, if he wasn't involved in the decision to draft Trubisky at all.

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Browns admit they might not keep Caleb Brantley

Brantley was arrested and charged according to court records with a misdemeanor count of simple battery on April 21, 2017 following an incident with a woman on April 13 in which he is accused of hitting her with a closed fist, knocking her unconscious and dislodging a tooth.

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Nationals reinstate RHP Strasburg from paternity list

Mets pinch-hitter Kevin Plawecki, batting for deGrom, drove in a run with a bases-loaded single in the eighth off reliever Jacob Turner for a 6-3 lead. He is unbeaten in four starts and has gone at least seven innings in each game. John Jaso homered and drove in two runs, Jordy Mercer knocked in a run, and Gregory Polanco had two doubles for the Pirates , who have won three straight.