• Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday
Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday

The Manchester United manager will pick a side largely of youngsters and fringe players for Sunday's final Premier League match of the season against Crystal Palace, with his side's hopes of Champions League qualification now hinging on victory in Stockholm next week.

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  • I won't make mistakes at Manchester United next season - Mourinho
I won't make mistakes at Manchester United next season - Mourinho

A day after head coach Peter Bosz rubbished Mourinho's claim that Ajax would have an advantage over Manchester United in Wednesday's final because they have played fewer games this season, the Portuguese hit back by questioning their opponents' participation in the Europa League.

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  • Cavaliers get off to quick start in rout of Celtics
Cavaliers get off to quick start in rout of Celtics

The Cavaliers won 117-104. LeBron James scored 38 points against Boston in Game 1, but he said he wasn't playing his best . Kyrie Irving had just 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting, and usually dependable sharpshooters J.R. "So we just take what the defense gives us, and that's how we try to play. They were more physical", said Thomas, who added 10 a...

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  • Crisp Senators top sluggish Penguins
Crisp Senators top sluggish Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins now trail the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Final after getting blown out Wednesday. After dropping a 1-0 decision to the Penguins in Game 2 in Pittsburgh , many thought the Senators were headed for a disaster, especially when they failed to even record a shot for a stretch of almost 19 minutes between t...

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  • Gordon Hayward appears to be Celtics No. 1 target this offseason
Gordon Hayward appears to be Celtics No. 1 target this offseason

But they should definitely play the game while they can. "When (Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum) called out No. 4 and he said it wasn't us, I said 'Um, that's it, that's all I care about,"' said Johnson, the Hall of Famer in his first year as Lakers president.

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  • Sharapova to play at Wimbledon qualifying event
Sharapova to play at Wimbledon qualifying event

Speaking about the announcement on Thursday, LTA Chief Executive Michael Downey said: "We have received a two-year commitment from one of the most famous athletes in the world, Maria Sharapova, to play the Aegon Classic Birmingham". Sharapova's won against Christina McHale in the first round of the Italian Open 2017 tennis tournament earlier this...

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  • Mourinho To Play Pogba, Youngsters Vs Palace; Slams Critics' 'Lies'
Mourinho To Play Pogba, Youngsters Vs Palace; Slams Critics' 'Lies'

The Portuguese manager then accused some pundits in England of "lying" about the number of matches Manchester United have played and Mourinho's complaints about the demands being placed upon them. "It's pretty significant, isn't it?" It will be a big occasion but I think the best for the young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, wh...

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  • Muntari's ban after protesting against racism lifted
Muntari's ban after protesting against racism lifted

The first of Muntari's bookings was for dissent after he complained of racist chants directed at him by Cagliari fans while the second was for walking off the pitch at Stadio Sant'Elia. "So, albeit belatedly, the authorities in Italy have now made the correct decision". - Mr Yeboah (@ikejnr_23) May 1, 2017Still waiting to hear expressions of soli...

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  • Everton boss Koeman not confident of Barkley stay
Everton boss Koeman not confident of Barkley stay

Ronald Koeman will consider freezing Ross Barkley out of his plans if the midfielder's future is not resolved by the time that Everton return for pre-season training in July. Barkley has a year left on his contract but with Everton valuing him at £50million the club will not allow him to run down his current deal and leaving for nothing in 2018.

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  • Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo
Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

After the match, Simeone said: "I am happy and proud". "This is not our ceiling, we are in one of the great moments of our history", he added. "It will always be like that, he will always have to do something special for people to say he is a great player but we know it and also the supporters know his importance in this team".

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  • Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking
Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

World number one Dustin Johnson is tied for third at six under after back-to-back 67s. Kokrak (minus-12) has had a 36-hole lead now just twice in 146 career PGA Tour starts. Returning from a back injury - which saw him following up his runner-up placing at Wells Fargo with a T12 at the Players Championship - had a first-round 67 thanks to five bi...

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  • Manchester United to land Oblak if De Gea leaves for Real Madrid
Manchester United to land Oblak if De Gea leaves for Real Madrid

Indeed, the Slovenian is one of the few goalkeepers on a similar level to the Spaniard, and, as such, his arrival to replace De Gea would ensure a smooth transition. "Maybe I have a decision in my head when he took the ball and I say he is shooting in the right and I go there and it is very good for the group and also for me".

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  • Bilic hints at West Ham game time for Irish defender
Bilic hints at West Ham game time for Irish defender

West Ham travel away to Burnley for the final fixture of the season this weekend and will be happy to see the back of a campaign that promised so much but delivered so little. This will be the 3rd time it's happened since the Premier League began in 1992. Looking back on this season, the Premier League has been a massive letdown.

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  • Sunderland to finish bottom after Arsenal defeat
Sunderland to finish bottom after Arsenal defeat

But, they have an outside chance of catching Liverpool, who will host already-relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield, while Arsenal take on Everton . Wenger also gave a report on the injury front. "Man United, they will bounce back as well next season", Wenger said. "We were frustrated at half-time not to be leading", Wenger told the BBC.

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  • LeBron James: 'We Want the Mentality of Kevin [Love] from Minnesota'
LeBron James: 'We Want the Mentality of Kevin [Love] from Minnesota'

My browser history is littered with "synonymous to dominant" every time I try to write one of these recaps, but there are few other words that articulate exactly how great the Cavs been in these playoffs. Most of the damage in Game 1 was done by only two players - James and Love. "LeBron's been playing so well that we really haven't had the cha...

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  • Marco Silva and Claudio Ranieri among the favourites for Watford job
Marco Silva and Claudio Ranieri among the favourites for Watford job

Silva has been linked with the vacant position at Watford , who sacked Walter Mazzarri on Wednesday, but he is keen to finish the season in the best way possible before revealing his plans. Mazzarri was criticised for using a translator throughout his stay at Watford , but he replied: "The English language proved to be very hard". Mazzarri spec...

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  • NBA Conference Semi-Finals, Game 7: Wizards vs Celtics
NBA Conference Semi-Finals, Game 7: Wizards vs Celtics

It's Boston's first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2012 when they lost to LeBron and the Heat . The Celtics beat the Washington Wizards, 115-105, in Game 7 Monday night to earn that conference championship date with the Cavaliers.

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  • Ladarius Green released by Steelers after failed physical
Ladarius Green released by Steelers after failed physical

History will not remember the signing of Green favorably considering he only managed to see action in six games, yet effectively cost Pittsburgh $1 million a game. Linebacker James Harrison - the only player older than Warren on the Steelers last season - first played for the Steelers in 2002 but spent a season each with Baltimore and Cincinnat...

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  • Fernando Alonso:
Fernando Alonso: "I belong" at the Indianapolis 500

He topped the field by completing 117 laps on Tuesday, much of it spent running in tandem with his five Andretti Autosport team-mates in an attempt to learn the behavior of the Dallara-Honda in traffic. "He's in as good a position as anybody I know to meet that challenge as a newcomer". Josef Newgarden crashed early in the day when he lost cont...

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  • Warriors Blow Out Spurs, Take 2-0 Series Lead
Warriors Blow Out Spurs, Take 2-0 Series Lead

I'm like, 'Hey, I'm being bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD in my own building, my own parking lot'. All championship-caliber teams have to go through a vetting process. "He gets everybody else going when he gets hot like that, creates open shots for everybody else". Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 9-0 ATS in their last ...

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  • Arsenal rise to 5th with second Premier League win in 3 days
Arsenal rise to 5th with second Premier League win in 3 days

Sanchez struck his 20th league goal of the season to open the scoring and Wenger was full of praise for the Chilean - whose own future at the club remains up in the air with his contract expiring next year. "It's not because you lose games people expect you to win that you have "no character". "He has been fantastic for us", said Wenger. One mo...

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  • Racing: Pletcher out to make good in Preakness
Racing: Pletcher out to make good in Preakness

Always Dreaming , which plodded through the mud and muck and slop two weeks ago to win the Kentucky Derby by almost three lengths. The elder Bonomo was in a meeting in NY when the deal went down in Lexington, Kentucky, and he wasn't happy when he heard the price.

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  • Wyc Grousbeck: Celtics Not Necessarily Interested In Trading No. 1 Pick
Wyc Grousbeck: Celtics Not Necessarily Interested In Trading No. 1 Pick

The lottery basically determines the first 14 picks in the draft and includes the teams that did not qualify for the postseason. Yet when the Los Angeles Lakers won the No. However, the two prospective top picks in the draft are Markelle Fultz of Washington and Lonzo Ball of UCLA. Phoenix will get the fourth overall pick in its eighth straig...

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  • Wizards Firmly Believe They're 'Better Team' Than Celtics After Game 4 Rout
Wizards Firmly Believe They're 'Better Team' Than Celtics After Game 4 Rout

The series is now knotted at 2-2 and heading back to Boston, where Celtics star Isaiah Thomas wants to see the refs alter the way they call the game. Members of the audience reach out to touch Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) as he slides out of bounds after drawing a foul on Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), from Dominican ...

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  • Tony Gale: This is why Tottenham lost to West Ham
Tony Gale: This is why Tottenham lost to West Ham

Speaking after the game, Bilic said: "We deserved to win, we did everything ok, we had a game plan and had a good pattern". "Nothing changes. We will try to finish strongly and after the way we finished last season, we want to put that right this season".

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  • Gary Neville makes Tottenham transfer prediction about Harry Kane
Gary Neville makes Tottenham transfer prediction about Harry Kane

White Hart Lane was a special venue for all Spurs fans which was depicted with the outcry of emotion all throughout yesterday's swan song. Pochettino said; "It was a very emotional game and ceremony". Harry Kane scored the winning goal in Tottenham's final match at White Hart Lane . They did just that thanks to Victor Wanyama's opener and Kan...

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  • Mourinho: 'We want to keep De Gea'
Mourinho: 'We want to keep De Gea'

Within days of the move breaking down, De Gea committed his long term future to the club. Romero said: "I played one year with Gabbiadini in Sampdoria in Italy and a lot of training". Romero joined United on a free transfer from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015 after his contract ran out with the Italian club. United manager Jose Mourinho insist...

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  • Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas has reached out to Markelle Fultz
Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas has reached out to Markelle Fultz

Although now in line to be drafted with the first and last picks in their respective NBA Drafts , guards Markelle Fultz and Isaiah Thomas already have enough in common. Those misses for the Jazz and Pacers seem to be gains for either the Celtics or Lakers, too. "I mean, he obviously doesn't know where he's going, but ...

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  • Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga
Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga

Bibiana Steinhaus has officiated men's soccer matches before in Germany's top-flight Bundesliga, but always as an assistant on the sidelines. "Of course, I'm aware that I will be the first (female referee) in the Bundesliga and, especially at the beginning of the new season, will face particular attention from the public and the media".

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  • Chelsea, with EPL title assured, beat Watford
Chelsea, with EPL title assured, beat Watford

Conte was asked to guarantee if he was staying at the club this summer, and said : " Yes, I can ". "Then you need the rest and then you prepare again for each game as it comes". Antonio Conte's side won the Premier League title on Friday following their 1-0 win at West Brom and Thompson says their lack of European football this season has given...

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  • Mariota and his O-line go big at Predators game
Mariota and his O-line go big at Predators game

Being behind isn't a new situation for the Ducks, who lost the first two games of their second-round series against Edmonton but came back to win in seven games. The sequence was defeating and deflating, all of Honda Center joining the home team in going limp. Evidently, the pitched fish was meant to carry on a Nashville Predators tradition, ...

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  • Jose Mourinho provides injury update following Southampton 0-0 Man United
Jose Mourinho provides injury update following Southampton 0-0 Man United

Asked when Manchester United fans can expect to see De Gea in a Red Devils shirt again, Mourinho told Sky Sports on Wednesday night: "David?". "I think for us it (the final) is the most important of the year". José Mourinho, United coach I think we worked well, we played well; we could have lost as Romero made some wonderful saves but we cou...

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  • Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday in playoff stalemate
Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday in playoff stalemate

By 1975, they had dropped like a stone to the fourth division and the intervening four decades have pretty much been a slow climb back. That match featured one of only two goals the Terriers have managed against the Owls in eight attempts (W0-D3-L5) dating back to 2014.

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  • IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant Defeats Mumbai Indians, Reaches Final
IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant Defeats Mumbai Indians, Reaches Final

Their most dependable bowlers - Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah - conceded 41 runs in last two overs as MS Dhoni hit four sixes in space of nine balls to wrest control from Mumbai Indians. There are very rare occasions when you get a good wicket to bat on but whatever wicket you get, you have to play at least 20 overs for your side. Besid...

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  • Pakistan on verge of first test series win in Caribbean
Pakistan on verge of first test series win in Caribbean

Had I been captain maybe I wouldn't have scored all these runs. The ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in a statement that the outgoing Test captain Misbah and former captain Younis had been at the heart of some of Pakistan's most memorable performances, making them popular and admired around the world.

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