• 'Unfit' Umar Akmal to miss Champions Trophy
'Unfit' Umar Akmal to miss Champions Trophy

As a replacement for Umar, Pakistan are reportedly considering calling up either of Umar Amin or Haris Sohail for the tournament. It is the second fitness test which Akmal failed within the span of two months. "We had set a fitness standard which isn't really a tough one to start with", he said. So whoever the player is, whatever his performance ...

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  • Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years
Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years

Providing they win a Champions League qualifier at the start of next season they will take their place in Europe's elite competition for only the second time in seven seasons, having missed out on Europe altogether this season. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is flawless, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next seas...

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  • Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open
Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

Djokovic had said the "shock therapy" of splitting with his backroom team, including Marian Vajda - who has been with him through nearly all of his career - would help achieve better results. He won as he pleased, hard as that might be to imagine. It is Zverev's first victory in a Masters event as he reaches the sport's top 10 for the first tim...

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  • Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final
Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

Nashville Predators players celebrate a goal by Austin Watson against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 20, 2017. "And that's how we're going to approach the game". He was in the right spot to collect a rebound from a Filip Forsberg shot, ...

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic jokes he is
Zlatan Ibrahimovic jokes he is "ready" for Europa League final

I never thought that all of us could be on the pitch at the same time, so it is great". United will go through the motions at Old Trafford on Sunday as the Premier League comes to a meek conclusion, just days before their make-or-break Europa League final against Ajax.

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  • Arsene Wenger: 'Nobody can question my love for Arsenal'
Arsene Wenger: 'Nobody can question my love for Arsenal'

The Gunners beat Everton 3-1 on the final day of the Premier League season at Emirates Stadium , despite having captain Laurent Koscielny sent off, but it was not enough to lift them into the top four. Much of the vitriol on Sunday was directed against Stan Kroenke, with chants calling for the American sports tycoon to sell up after six years as o...

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  • Real home in on first LaLiga title in 5 years
Real home in on first LaLiga title in 5 years

Zidane is delighted with the forward's performances but insists that the squad's commitment to his coaching ethos has been the real key to its title charge this term. Madrid hadn't gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. It would be Madrid's first double in the European competition and in La Liga in almost six decades.

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  • North Korea confirms details of missile launch
North Korea confirms details of missile launch

President Trump is looking to both China and Russian Federation, the two permanent members on the Security Council, to join the USA -backed campaign of diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to get it to denuclearize. An official travelling with U.S. President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia said the White House was aware of the latest launch...

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  • Sidney Crosby showed 'zero' concussion sign after fall
Sidney Crosby showed 'zero' concussion sign after fall

FILE- This May 13, 2009 file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) making a save on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russian Federation, during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey sec. After the Penguins' 5-2 loss, Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan was asked if Crosby was checked for a concussio...

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  • Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery
Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery

I guess sometimes you just don't know what you got till it's gone. "I'm glad we didn't trade it, you can write it down", Boston managing partner Wyc Grousbeck said. Notably, the team has already met with Markelle Fultz and De'Aaron Fox, two players whom they have their eyes set on with their top-three pick should they keep it after the lottery...

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  • Ronaldo Fires Real Madrid To 33rd LaLiga Title
Ronaldo Fires Real Madrid To 33rd LaLiga Title

Real only needed a point to clinch their first title in five years. MADRID , SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Derby victor Always Dreaming gallops smoothly for Preakness
Derby victor Always Dreaming gallops smoothly for Preakness

But as it turned out, the bettors were right. Do two weeks really make that much of a difference? So his stamina will be tested in a whole new way at Pimlico Race Course on May 20. Consider also: a 14-horse Derby still will have more horses competing in it than all but a handful of races run in America each year. He's never faced a horse in Alwa...

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  • Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic in Rome Masters final
Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic in Rome Masters final

Yet the one player that Agassi always seemed to admire was Djokovic. Ah, how Djokovic, who turned 30 today, would love to rewind a year and relive that brilliant French Open victory in 2016, a title got him the career Grand Slam, but also a title that has triggered a bit of a downward spiral.

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  • Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game
Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game

After just 14 minutes, 21-year-old midfielder Harrop, who had already enjoyed a couple of exciting forays down the left flank, raced onto a superb through ball from Pogba. The Portuguese coach now needs to prepare his side ahead of Wednesday night's Europa League final against Ajax, as he looks to add to his side's League Cup success earlier this...

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  • Triple Crown dreams end at cloudy Pimlico
Triple Crown dreams end at cloudy Pimlico

Most believed if it wasn't another happy day for Always Dreaming , it would be a statement day for Classic Empire, the two-year-old champion and Arkansas Derby victor, who did well to squeeze a fourth-place finish out of a bumper-car trip two weeks ago at Churchill Downs.

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  • Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final
Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final

Jose Mourinho's men will finish sixth in the division regardless of their result against the Eagles, as well as the other results on the final day, yet their attentions are fully focused on Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

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  • Celtics overcome Wizards, set up Cavs clash
Celtics overcome Wizards, set up Cavs clash

Thomas has had some struggles lately in the playoffs, too, seeing his production dip after his stunning 53-point performance in Game 2 of the conference semis. "The end result.The only thing that matters is getting a win". They opened their biggest lead, at 70-64, on two Otto Porter Jr . free throws with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter.

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  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas May Need Surgery On Hip, Out For Playoffs
Celtics' Isaiah Thomas May Need Surgery On Hip, Out For Playoffs

Team doctor Brian McKeon says if he continues playing, he could have "more significant long-term damage to his hip". Before Sunday's shootaround, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Thomas may need surgery for the hip impingement, which has been bothering him since March.

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  • Madrid dethrone Barcelona, win La Liga title
Madrid dethrone Barcelona, win La Liga title

Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. Malaga had nothing to play for but made a fist of the game and it took a fine save from Keylor Navas to prevent former Barca player Sandro Ramirez levelling from a freekick later in the first half and the striker also came close from a header.

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  • Moreland homers again, Red Sox tag A's to avoid 4-game sweep
Moreland homers again, Red Sox tag A's to avoid 4-game sweep

Farrell brought his closer, Craig Kimbrel , and his ridiculous 16.88 K/9 rate into a tie game in Oakland on Bay Area Hip Hop Fireworks Night at the Coliseum. Right fielder Mark Canha followed by breaking back on what was a bloop to shallow right, unable to run down the Dustin Pedroia flare he compounded the flub by firing an errant throw into left...

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  • Van Gisbergen breaks Winton ice
Van Gisbergen breaks Winton ice

He also surrendered second to Coulthard, but got back in front of him when the Ford driver made an unsuccessful lunge at van Gisbergen a few corners later and was hung out wide. "He is probably the best teammate I have ever had and we are in this together". McLaughlin has scored three victories and Coulthard has a pair of successes, leaving Whinc...

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  • Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury
Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury

Getzlaf, the Ducks' leading scorer in the postseason, expressed a measure of remorse after the Ducks' 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. "I'll tell you something, I've seen rough hockey and everything, but I've never seen anything - this is the roughest, toughest, most vicious game I think I've ever seen in the playoffs", Cherry said of Game ...

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  • Pillar issues apology after apparent slur, says he feels 'utterly embarrassed'
Pillar issues apology after apparent slur, says he feels 'utterly embarrassed'

Pillar used a homophobic slur toward Motte to express his frustration. Laura Armstrong, the Blue Jays' beat reporter for the Toronto Star , reported that Major League Baseball is looking into the incident. "I'd like to see Pillar and I'd like to see the Jays take some leadership on this and say that this can't be part of the game", Ross said. Du...

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  • N'Golo Kante humble after winning Football Writers' Association award
N'Golo Kante humble after winning Football Writers' Association award

The 26-year-old France worldwide has now claimed back-to-back winners' medals with Leicester City and Chelsea , and followed up the Blues' success by being named the Football Writers' Association (FWA) Player of the Year - having already taken the PFA award.

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  • Warriors Trounce Spurs 136-100 Without Leonard for 2-0 Series Lead
Warriors Trounce Spurs 136-100 Without Leonard for 2-0 Series Lead

From trailing by as many as 25 points in Game 1 to winning by 36 points in Game 2 , the Warriors have operated on both ends of the dominance spectrum en route to a 2-0 series lead. The Spurs were never appreciably closer in the second half. "Either he's gonna play or he's not", Popovich said. "We need to get slapped and come back and play G...

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  • Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants 8-3 to end skid
Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants 8-3 to end skid

Hunter Strickland (1-1), Derek Law and Josh Osich pitched in relief for the Giants , who won for the seventh time in eight games. They have won six of seven overall. "A great way to start the trip". Wainwright permitted just one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings Sunday in winning his fourth consecutive decision as St.

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  • Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012
Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

And Barca at least salvaged some pride by fighting back from 2-0 down to avoid a first ever defeat against Eibar. Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid's remarkable strength in depth as the key to his side entering their final game of the season at Malaga on the brink of lifting their first La Liga title since 2012.

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  • IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS
IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS

Rising Pune Supergiant were on course to win the title but the MI pace trio of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson choked the rivals to script a thrilling win. Supergiant needed 11 runs off the last over but Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiway and topscorer captain Steve Smith (51) off successive deliveries after conceding a boundary of...

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  • Burnley loses to West Ham, still highest finish in 42 years
Burnley loses to West Ham, still highest finish in 42 years

Slaven Bilić has stated that West Ham United will " need to give everything " in Sunday's Premier League finale with Burnley, as the Hammer's final position could be worth as much as £9.5million in prize money. You can't take any shortcuts in the Premier League and we've deserved everything we've got. Burnley , who had only lost five games at ...

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  • NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead
NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead

Ryan Kesler knows that he has managed to rattle Predators center Ryan Johansen and the veteran Anaheim Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up. "You feel like you could have saved that one", Rinne said. "We know what we can do in the room". "I just wound up, took a look, and everybody was diving, and legs were trying to get in the way of the ...

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  • Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure
Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool should be a regular fixture in the Champions League after they secured qualification for next year's tournament via a top-four Premier League finish. But only until first-half stoppage time at Anfield . But the puzzle of top-four finishers had always been solved as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho ...

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  • Roma beats Chievo 5-2 to move 1 point behind Juventus
Roma beats Chievo 5-2 to move 1 point behind Juventus

Roma were level after 28 minutes when El Shaarawy received the ball just outside the penalty area and turned the on-rushing Stefano Sorrentino before firing the ball into the net for his seventh league goal of the season. The team which finishes third in Serie A has to go through a qualifying match. "But now we're thinking about our final match". ...

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  • Juventus easily handle Crotone to clinch sixth straight Serie A crown
Juventus easily handle Crotone to clinch sixth straight Serie A crown

It could still be famous treble as they still have to play Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League on June 3. They are on top of the Serie A and need just three points from their remaining two matches to secure the league title. Gerard Deulofeu volleyed in from Matias Fernandez's pass, Keisuke Honda curled in a free kick and Gianluca Lapad...

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  • Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff
Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

Tringale was fifth at 9-under with defending Nelson champion and Masters Tournament victor Garcia tied for sixth at 8-under. He and Day were tied at 12-under 268 before the playoff. "Definitely. You know what, just shows that things are coming together", he said. I am as good as the top players in the world. "Hopefully, bring that into tomorrow".

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  • Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years
Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

The second half was notable mainly for chants against the club's largest shareholder Stan Kroenke by fans who have also voiced their frustration at Wenger this season. With City and Liverpool comfortably winning, there was nothing Arsenal could do to muscle into the top four. Romelu Lukaku had made it 2-1 by scoring from the penalty spot.

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