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Europa League: Diego Simeone lauds 'decisive' Antoine Griezmann, urges him to stay

Europa League: Diego Simeone lauds 'decisive' Antoine Griezmann, urges him to stay

Things got worse for Marseille when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour. I had lost finals, I left home at 14 to win titles and today I had the chance to win a trophy. Atleti's win secures a third Europa League triumph, pulling them level with Juventus, Inter and Liverpool behind five-time winners Sevilla on the competition's roll of honour. Read More

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Payet misses the bus, Mendy included

Payet misses the bus, Mendy included

There is no such hope for Payet, however, as he sustained a muscle injury in Olympique de Marseille's 3-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final on Wednesday. "Steven has technical skills and an imposing height, he plays in the same fashion as N'golo Kante", Deschamps said. Manchester United's Anthony Martial is also on stand-by as Deschamps preferred Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele. Read More

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Jose Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria to leave Manchester United

Jose Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria to leave Manchester United

I could pick 10-15 players that I played with over the years, Ronaldo, Wazza [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand], Giggsy, Gaz Nev, he was an unbelievable full-back, unbelievable captain. "My heartfelt thanks go to the manager, Jose Mourinho , for the belief he had in me, all those years ago, when it all was just a student dream". I want to thank him for the chance and confidence, for the information and expertise, however most significantly for his friendship. Read More

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Neymar models new PSG kit amid fresh Real Madrid links

Neymar models new PSG kit amid fresh Real Madrid links

AS this week claimed Real have met with the PSG forward twice in Brazil in recent weeks and that Real president Florentino Perez is preparing a deal that worth €260million. Neymar has said he would not he would not return to the pitch until at least May 17. I haven't asked Neymar personally because I don't get involved in these things. Read More

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Irish waiting another day for Test debut

Irish waiting another day for Test debut

An expectant crowd of nearly 6,000 filled the temporary stands in anticipation of witnessing a piece of sporting history, with Tim Murtagh , the Middlesex seamer, delivering the historic first ball - and it wasn't without drama. The left-hander, who came into this match following fifties in Pakistan's two warm-up fixtures, against Kent and Northamptonshire, square-drove Murtagh for a stylish four. Read More

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Leinster Defeat Racing 92 To Become European Champions!

Leinster Defeat Racing 92 To Become European Champions!

McGrath's return sees Jamison Gibson-Park drop to the replacements bench, which means New Zealader Lowe will be forced to watch on as a spectator in Bilbao. Despite Cullen's eagerness to paint Leinster as the underdogs who punch above their weight, Racing's France number eight Yannick Nyanga points out they have been backed to win by bookmakers. Read More

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Mark Ingram's potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

Mark Ingram's potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

In the earlier statement, Jones said the substance for which Ingram failed the drug test is "permissible with the proper use exemption", noting it was neither performance enhancing nor illegal. Ingram led New Orleans with 230 carries for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns last season while adding 58 catches for 416 yards. As the Saints have one of the hardest schedules in the league this season, the beginning of the year might be the best time for Ingram to miss. Read More

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No longer a favorite, Tiger Woods happy to be in Players field

No longer a favorite, Tiger Woods happy to be in Players field

A win in Florida against every golfer inside the world's top 50 would certainly improve Lowry's current world ranking of 82nd place. I did everything well for, I guess, a few years there. That was a year ago, and he had to close with a 68 to finish that high. Woods noted that Day's ascension and attempt to stay on top came with a family that includes two young children; several of the other top, young players have yet to experience all that fatherhood entails. Read More

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Giggs hopeful of full recovery for stricken mentor Ferguson

Giggs hopeful of full recovery for stricken mentor Ferguson

Manchester United defender Ashley Younger stated he was left "deeply affected" after studying that his former supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson was in hospital with a mind haemorrhage. "In this case, it's not about me, it's about the club. Sending prayers and love to [wife] Cathy and the whole family". "I just have good memories of him, he was like a second dad and I was crying when I heard the news". Read More

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Mariners' James Paxton Throws No-Hitter Against Blue Jays

Mariners' James Paxton Throws No-Hitter Against Blue Jays

The only other Canadian to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball history was Toronto's Dick Fowler back in 1945 as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics. "For me, it's really just an approach", Paxton told ROOT Sports in an on-field interview postgame, "really trying to force contact, trying to challenge guys with my stuff instead of trying to be so flawless and pick at the corners". Read More

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Red Sox-Yankees Will Play Two Games In London In 2019

Red Sox-Yankees Will Play Two Games In London In 2019

Major League Baseball also confirmed it is committed to playing in London in 2020 as it tries to "establish a long-term footprint in the city". The NFL have been playing regular-season games in London since 2007, and could eventually host a franchise if the proposed purchase of Wembley Stadium by Shahid Khan, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars, goes ahead. Read More

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Johnny Manziel hospitalized after reaction to prescription medication

Johnny Manziel hospitalized after reaction to prescription medication

Prior to the medical set back it seemed that Manziel was making progress to at least getting an oppurtunity somewhere, whether that be in the National Football League or in Canada, which he has stated is a possibility. Denise Michaels, a Manziel spokesperson, told ESPN's Kevin Seifert on Tuesday that her client was "fine". His representative says he was checked out at a hospital in the Houston area and is headed home. Read More

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Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead

Durant guides Warriors to 3-1 lead

He got so upset that he sent an extremely impassioned text message to his friend and teammate Durant to get some things off his chest. "They took it to us, and the game was hard". It has since been deleted. "That immediately put us in trouble", Gentry said. That enabled Green to fuel his usual intensity en route to a near triple double (eight, points, nine assists, nine rebounds). Read More

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Claude Puel: Impossible to replace Arsene Wenger

Claude Puel: Impossible to replace Arsene Wenger

A mammoth presence at the club since his arrival in October of 1996, Arsene Wenger will go down in history as among the greatest Premier League managers and possibly the greatest Arsenal manager ever. But maybe with a distance I will think: 'no, maybe it's a time to change a little bit of direction.' Honestly, I can't give you an answer. "Koscielny is devastated. Read More

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Favorite Justify wins Kentucky Derby

Favorite Justify wins Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming won last year's Kentucky Derby, but he failed to capture the Triple Crown title after losing at the Preakness. We've included odds, facts and information and more on the greatest two minutes in sports. It's an impressive race record for a horse so fresh to the track. He remains undefeated and is the current subject of early Triple Crown hype after winning over what's been described as one of the strongest Derby fields in years . Read More

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Bruins Wing Brad Marchand Refuses to Stop Licking Opponents

Bruins Wing Brad Marchand Refuses to Stop Licking Opponents

Ryan Callahan was the latest player to have his face licked by Marchand, during the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 in Boston on Friday. He's so far gone now that we actually have people discussing whether he should get penalized for this. "But to me it's worse, if not the same". The NHL's threat of supplemental discipline should be enough to curtail such behavior for the rest of the playoffs. Read More

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Mets officially designate Matt Harvey for assignment

He started the All-Star Game for the Mets in front of the home fans at Citi Field and it looked as if he'd be the next ace to rule over NY. He drew a three-game suspension last season after he failed to show up for a game. He is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons. The right-hander had a stint with the team earlier this season in which he allowed three runs in eight innings, struck out 13 batters, and only walked one. Read More

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Cowboys Call 2 pm (Central) Press Conference Featuring Jason Witten

Cowboys Call 2 pm (Central) Press Conference Featuring Jason Witten

He is fourth in National Football League history in catches, behind only Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald . He's also an 11-time Pro-Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro. Cornerback Williams James assisted on the hit, tearing Witten's helmet from his head. But his absence will be most acute in the locker room. It sure looks like Jason Witten got new hair to go along with his new job as color commentator on Monday Night Football with Joe Tessitore, which is a huge loss ... Read More

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Atletico Madrid spoils Wenger's Europa League dream, beats Arsenal 1-0

Atletico Madrid spoils Wenger's Europa League dream, beats Arsenal 1-0

Calum Chambers replaced him and performed well, with his more experienced teammates culpable on Costa's goal when it arrived in the second minute of time added on before the break. Diego Costa who terrorized for Arsenal when he played for Chelsea and the Spain striker broke the deadlock in a tight, tense game at the Wanda Metropolitano , striking in first-half stoppage-time after being played in by Antoine Griezmann . Read More

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Federation Internationale de Football Association to advance $2 million to African World Cup Teams

Federation Internationale de Football Association to advance $2 million to African World Cup Teams

The agency said that media accreditation will take place in 11 Russian cities that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches and the number of applicants is still growing. European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson said the approach was reminiscent of FIFA's problematic past. Infantino suggested that similar intercontinental mini-tournaments to the Final 8 could also be organized for the top teams in the lower divisions. Read More

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Tiger Woods struggles with fast greens during first round play Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods struggles with fast greens during first round play Quail Hollow

Then he started making his hay on the easier holes on the course, starting at the seventh where he canned a 9-footer for birdie. "If I make a couple putts I'd be 2, 3 under par". "A lot more bunkers are in play, they're more hard to carry, and some of the greens have more slope". On a day when two-times Wells Fargo victor Rory McIlroy started with a smooth three-under-par 68, John Peterson made consecutive eagles for a sizzling 65 to take the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship in North ... Read More

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Europa League: Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid with the odds even

Europa League: Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid with the odds even

Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal kicks off at 8.05pm tonight. It wasn't a big thing, but I think I made the right decision to come away from it and get fit for the remaining games of the season. "At the moment I would just like to finish my job". Arsenal lost 2-1 to FC Barcelona in the Champions League final in 2005. "The next game is always the most important in life and this one influences the future of my club", Wenger said. Read More

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UNCW Men's Tennis to face Tennessee in NCAA's

UNCW Men's Tennis to face Tennessee in NCAA's

The victor of that match will advance to the second round and play the victor of the SC vs. The Irish are headed back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016, as they found out April 25 that they will be the No. The women's team will host its regional on May 7-9at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. A fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Tournament ignited the late season momentum after Iowa State defeated No. Read More

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Watson and Dhoni power CSK to sixth win

Watson and Dhoni power CSK to sixth win

Delhi did have a brief window of opportunity, when du Plessis and Suresh Raina were dismissed in successive overs. After a few quiet overs, he smashed a six and a four off Ravindra Jadeja through the leg-side to recharge his innings. However, MS Dhoni does have an experienced bowling line-up at his disposal which can stop DD 10 to 15 runs short of the 200-run mark. Dhoni looked in sublime touch last night, from the go as he hit Amit Mishra for a six down the ground soon after ... Read More

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These are really exciting times for the Chicago Bears

These are really exciting times for the Chicago Bears

A former walk-on at Memphis, Miller totaled 37 receiving touchdowns in three seasons including back to back 1,400 yard, 95-catch seasons while averaging 16 touchdowns per year. You've got to put in time. "I'm going to prove everybody who passed me up wrong", Miller said. But the Monsters of the Midway made some big moves created to get the most out of their prized quarterback and lift a struggling franchise. Read More

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Jets QB Sam Darnold has total contract value of over $30M

Jets QB Sam Darnold has total contract value of over $30M

BC-FBN-Draft-Jets Wrapup, 887 Jets fill needs on Day 3, but Darnold will define NY's draftAP Photo NJJC102Eds: With AP Photos. Not a bad way to endear himself to his new community. Last month, the Jets re-signed veteran Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million contract. "I did not think we would have a shot at you", acting CEO Christopher Johnson said during his phone call with Darnold after the team drafted the quarterback. Read More

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