• Modern-thinking Valverde ideal coach for Barcelona — Bartomeu
Modern-thinking Valverde ideal coach for Barcelona — Bartomeu

He played 20 games scoring eight goals as a striker and won the Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Cup, before signing for Bilbao where he spent six years. Barcelona have been on the lookout for a successor for some time now ever since Enrique revealed that he would be stepping down at the end of the season.

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  • Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals
Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

Just don't call him a journeyman. I would not describe myself as a superstitious person. "Why do I want to own a team?" "I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn't matter", James told reporters , regarding Cleveland's role as an underdog.

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  • Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals

They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James , but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. "You see it, you hear it, but the underdog thing, we don't really pay attention to that". Here are six things to keep in mind as the NBA Finals draw near. However, during the 2015-2016 season, the Cavaliers came back from a 3...

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  • Zverev toppled in first round
Zverev toppled in first round

Johanna Konta got off to a flying start and then faded away as she bowed out of the French Open in the first round - for the third year in a row. 2 — American men left out of the 11 who entered in the main draw, making for the smallest USA contingent in the second round at Roland Garros since 2011.

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  • Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul
Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul

Foyt into a tie for second with Chip Ganassi and Lou Moore for most among owners. @TFrei Definition of "sensitive" = being made very uncomfortable by a Japanese driver winning the Indy 500 because of a 70-year-old war. Next season will see the debut of a new spec aerodynamic configuration for the DW12, it appears likely that the Indy 500 broadc...

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  • Kerber out to find elusive love for French Open clay
Kerber out to find elusive love for French Open clay

But, arriving at Roland Garros high on confidence after having beaten Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova on clay this year, she held her nerve to close out the match in a final game that featured five deuce points. I need matches where I can start to play and feel my tennis", she added. First up for Kerber in Paris is a hard tie again...

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  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs
Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight year after running rampant through their respective conferences. I started to slash more and move more without the ball, shoot more standstill 3s and figure out ways I could be more productive than just having the ball in isolation.

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  • Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1
Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1

Bonino sealed it with an empty-netter. The Penguins , meanwhile, return to the final for the second straight year, looking to repeat as champions. Nashville did a lot of things right in the game - including holding the Penguins without a single shot on goal in the second period - but ultimately they couldn't overcome an very bad lapse in poise ...

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  • Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf
Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf

The event will now move to Trinity Forest Golf Club, a new links-style course in Dallas. Billy Horschel won his first tournament since winning the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in 2014 that ultimately helped him capture a FedExCup title.

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  • LeBron James, J.R. Smith took in Future concert on Saturday
LeBron James, J.R. Smith took in Future concert on Saturday

Kevin Durant has made the Warriors the scariest team on the planet. He has been around the team and spoken to the side during some key play-off games but otherwise former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has coached the Warriors and they don't appear to have missed a beat.

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  • Angels star Trout sprains left thumb at Miami, leaves game
Angels star Trout sprains left thumb at Miami, leaves game

But they won. They beat the Angels 9-2. Each was scored a double, including Luis Valbuena's run-scoring hit. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. Texas has lost five in a row for the first time this year ( see full recap ). Keone Kela pitched the eighth. He led off the fifth inning with a walk and h...

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  • Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals
Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

Yet, the Warriors seem impenetrable with four wins of 20-plus points and ideal playoff record against the daunting West. In football, two now forlorn franchises - the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns - played for the NFL championship between 1952 and 1954.

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  • Blakely: Game 4 loss shows just how much Celtics miss Isaiah
Blakely: Game 4 loss shows just how much Celtics miss Isaiah

The Celtics know they need to do a good job across the board on defense, but the way they play and where they bring their help will all be predicated on making it as hard as possible to get inside. "I'm excited for that moment and I know we are, too". "I didn't think it was a lack of effort at the beginning, but our offensive mistakes led to ba...

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  • Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence
Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence

Kell Brook 4/5 to win the fight. "A fighter who is tight and struggles at the weight is always weaker when it goes down the stretch and that's what happened". After dabbing at the injured area with his glove, Brook was forced to take a knee. All of which should not take away from Spence Jr's display. Spence is 22-0 with 19 knockouts.

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  • Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge
Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

But Nashville's defence buckled down in the second, preventing Pittsburgh from registering a shot on net in the period. His goal snapped a 37:09 stretch of ice time Monday in which the Penguins didn't record a shot on goal. Pittsburgh contended the play was offside. In the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins make the Stanley Cup f...

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  • LeBron ready to sly the beastly Warriors
LeBron ready to sly the beastly Warriors

The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. The argument from CavsTwitter upon hearing those numbers will likely revolve around how Cleveland has clamped down on Golden State in each of the past two Finals , and that take is accurate.

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  • Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, arrest report says
Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, arrest report says

Woods said an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine - not alcohol - was the reason for his arrest. Police described Woods as "cooperative as much as possible", saying he had trouble keeping his eyes open. Then, he said he didn't know where he was or how far away he was from his home in Jupiter Island. He passed his breath test - twice...

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  • Rays' Matt Andriese diagnosed with a groin strain
Rays' Matt Andriese diagnosed with a groin strain

Beltre went 7-for-17 in three games during extended spring training in Arizona before rejoining the Rangers for the start of their eight-game homestand. Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison belted back-to-back homers in the 15th as Tampa Bay took two of three from the Twins to improve to 8-3 on the road this month.

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  • Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win
Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win

He flew several yards before the rear end of his auto violently hit the top of the SAFER barrier on the inside of the south short chute. Rookie Jack Harvey hit debris from Daly's vehicle and was also knocked out of action. Foyt into a tie for second with Chip Ganassi and Lou Moore for most among owners. This was the sixth-closest finish in Indy 500...

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  • NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers for Third Straight Year
NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers for Third Straight Year

That difference is understandable. "With this team, the center position is one that we're looking for", he said. Golden State forward Kevin Durant is another newcomer to the third installment of Warriors-Cavs who has history with James.

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  • LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan
LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. "It's been part of the plan since I really started taking this game serious, to say how can I get the youth to feel like passing the ball is okay, making the extra pass is okay, drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the ri...

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  • LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan
LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. "It's been part of the plan since I really started taking this game serious, to say how can I get the youth to feel like passing the ball is okay, making the extra pass is okay, drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the ri...

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  • England captain Eoin Morgan plays down concerns over fitness of Ben Stokes
England captain Eoin Morgan plays down concerns over fitness of Ben Stokes

But the only time redemption seemed part of the equation was during a second-wicket stand of 112 between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis . Stokes bowled just two overs against South Africa in his first game since returning from a successful spell in the Indian Premier League for Rising Pune Supergiant, where he was named Most Valuable Player.

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  • Button struggles to get a grip on F1 return
Button struggles to get a grip on F1 return

It was so much faster. "That's why I think everything's gone so well, is everyone has played their part". "He's in a good auto, he could win it, and I think that's why he's finding it exciting". "I'm braking in places where I have never braked before at Monaco and the grip levels were the same for years - and now it is different". And that's tw...

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  • Pogba and José dedicate United win to Manchester attack victims
Pogba and José dedicate United win to Manchester attack victims

I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do. Referring to the cup win, which earns United a place in the Champions League next season, Pogba, who opened the scoring before Mkhitaryan doubled the lead, added: "We knew we were going to play in the Europa League and the goal was to win the Euro...

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  • Terry eyes Wembley return as a manager
Terry eyes Wembley return as a manager

He told reporters after seeing Chelsea denied a domestic double by Arsenal in the FA Cup final: "I think we can push on but, listen, clearly we have to keep improving year after year". "This current squad is good enough to go and compete and I think we've shown that this year". "For me, just honestly, genuinely, everyone keeps asking me and n...

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  • Dillon earns 1st win at Coca-Cola 600
Dillon earns 1st win at Coca-Cola 600

Dillon did his signature belly slide celebration in the damp grass at Charlotte , outlasting a rain delay of almost 1 hour, 40 minutes — and several established drivers to take his first checkered flag. Today's race serves as a sobering reminder - with the names of fallen heroes on each vehicle - of the men and women who fight for our freedom ever...

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  • Wenger reveals when he will have Arsenal showdown talks
Wenger reveals when he will have Arsenal showdown talks

Some other reasons where we will talk about another day. "Then we bounced back, and I finished the season at a high level. It has been hard, yes, and certainly my personal situation has contributed to that but you can never question my professionalism or commitment".

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  • Ferrari deny team orders in Monaco Grand Prix win for Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari deny team orders in Monaco Grand Prix win for Sebastian Vettel

With this win on Sunday, his second ever win at Monte Carlo , having won it last in 2011, Vettel notched his third victory of the season, following his success at the Bahrain and Australia Grand Prix. Spectators get a bird's eye view at one of the world's most famous race tracks. Don't miss the F1 Report: Monaco GP review as Oliver Rowland...

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  • Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0
Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

So when Strickland drilled Harper on the upper thigh with a 98 miles per hour fastball in the eighth inning of Washington's 3-0 victory, inciting a brawl, it didn't take Baker long to make the connection. "There's not a man alive that's going to put up with you staring at him, if he's got any guts, and I know Bryce has a lot of guts", Knight said...

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  • Wenger to extend stay at Arsenal by two years
Wenger to extend stay at Arsenal by two years

A formal announcement from Arsenal confirming that Wenger has made a decision to stay is expected on Wednesday, the BBC reported. Wenger has been heavily criticised this season, with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

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  • Tiger Woods 'asleep at the wheel' of stopped car
Tiger Woods 'asleep at the wheel' of stopped car

The last time the 14-time major victor was seen on a golf course was during the Dubai Desert Classic in February when he withdrew with back spasms. In a statement late Monday, Woods said medication, and not alcohol, was to blame. He promised to do everything in his power to ensure it never happens again . It remains to be seen what was i...

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

There were protestations of "no way" and "completely rubbish" on the Swedish catamaran. Burling admitted that, in the frenzy of activity around the final turn, he lost track of whether he had actually hit the protest button. It was the second penalty of the race against the Swedes, who dominated the pre-start but crossed the start line fractional...

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  • Premier League relaxed about John Terry's Chelsea exit
Premier League relaxed about John Terry's Chelsea exit

The Blues recorded a record 30th win of the season in emphatic fashion, beating bottom side Sunderland 5-1 in a game that saw a heartfelt tribute to departing captain John Terry . "I've been very fortunate to work with some unbelievable players and managers throughout my career". "It's great to finish the season in this way, to celebrate a fan...

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  • Arsenal set to announce decision on Wenger future on Wednesday afternoon
Arsenal set to announce decision on Wenger future on Wednesday afternoon

Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday. Antonio Conte defended Victor Moses as "an honest player" who would not try to cheat a referee after the Nigeria global was shown a second yellow card for diving in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley.

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