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Rooney wants to be at Man Utd next season

Rooney wants to be at Man Utd next season

Mourinho does now have more options at his disposal, but he has already suggested that he will include a number of youngsters in his Premier League plans if United are able to reach the Europa League final. "For Celta, it's - in their words - the most important match of their history", Mourinho said Wednesday. "Apart from them, if I'm not wrong, no one did it before so it will be very important for the club, very important for the players". Read More

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Isaiah Thomas, Kelly Olynyk lead Celtics past Wizards in Game 7

Isaiah Thomas, Kelly Olynyk lead Celtics past Wizards in Game 7

Olynyk produced a superb display of shooting from distance as Boston pulled clear of the Wizards in the late stages of the game to take the series 4-3 and set up a Conference final clash with Cleveland. Thomas, who is playing with a heavy heart following the death of his 22-year-old sister Chyna in a vehicle accident at the start of the playoffs, scored 17 of his points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter. Read More

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BCCI congratulates Indian women's team

BCCI congratulates Indian women's team

The two teams are part of the Quadrangular series featuring India, Ireland, Zimbabwe and hosts South Africa. Sharma and Raut kept rotating the strike well and were putting the bad deliveries away to the boundaries with the latter bringing up her half-century halfway into the game to take the score to a modest 115/0. Read More

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Sharapova targeting return to the top

Sharapova targeting return to the top

Sharapova was leading Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-3, 2-1 when she called it quits. Sharapova had left the court for an injury timeout during the second game of the third set. The match began unsteadily, with three breaks of serve in the first 17 minutes, McHale took an early 3-1 lead. McHale seized on her opponent's wayward start and forged ahead against the serve when Sharapova sent a forehand long. Read More

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'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

Hernandez had been serving time for the murder of Odin Lloyd , found dead in 2013. Hernandez's suicide came days after he was acquitted in a 2012 Boston double slaying. "Someone is in the wrong somewhere and I want answers", Jenkins Hernandez said. "None of it is very believable to me", she told McGraw. She said she believes she was the last person to speak to Hernandez, and their conversation ended unremarkably when the prison doors were about to close for the evening. Read More

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

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

The Warriors have more weapons than any other team and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will have to decide which one to try to take away with his defensive ace - provided Leonard is healthy enough for the challenge. "The more that he can be around, the better feel that all of us have". After all, it was just about a week ago that he flew to Duke Medical Center for a procedure to fix - and, hopefully, fully resolve - the spinal cord leak that has caused him problems for two years now. Read More

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Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final

Man United, Ajax advance to Europa League final

It's a high-profile showpiece match for Europe's second-tier competition, with the two finalists having been European champions a combined seven times ( Ajax four, United three). UEFA chaged Lyon with the setting off of fireworks, throwin objects, invading the pitch and blocking stairways as Lyon crashed out in the semifinals 5-4 on aggregate to Ajax despite winning the second leg 3-1. Read More

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IPL: Bangalore desperate for a face-saving victory

IPL: Bangalore desperate for a face-saving victory

His will to score runs without regarding the rate was highly apparent and it worked for him as RCB started the game well and ended with a score of 161, thanks to some good batting from Virat Kohli as well. Iyer and Pant then began the recovery with a 46-run partnership. However, the middle overs slump Delhi again, even as RCB didn't let up on the intensity. Read More

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Virat Kohli in focus in inconsequential match

Virat Kohli in focus in inconsequential match

For RCB , the debutant Avesh Khan clocked good speeds and generated steep bounce, hit the bat high on the maker's name, and provided the first-over strike. When we look back, we can see we needed experience in these sorts of games. Karun Nair struggled early on but then got a few quick runs, courtesy the five boundaries he collected; he made 26 from 22 balls before miscuing a pull to the man at midwicket. Read More

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Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

On Monday, the chief of Macron's movement, Richard Ferrand, said it would modify its name to "Republic on the Move" so as to structure itself more like a traditional party. Le Pen has signaled her desire to transform her anti-immigration, anti-EU party into the main opposition to Macron, but there were already signs of an internal ideological battle about which direction to take. Read More

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Billy Vunipola says Saracens need to focus on next week's Exeter clash

Billy Vunipola says Saracens need to focus on next week's Exeter clash

Clermont Auvergne (v Saracens at BT Murrayfield , today, 5pm): S Spedding; D Strettle, A Rougerie, R Lamerat, N Abendanon; C Lopez, M Parra; R Chaume, B Kayser, D Zirakashvili, A Iturria, S Vahaamahina, D Chouly, P Yato, F Lee. Abendanon, who won two England caps in 2007, was heroic for Clermont . They needed a try to finish the Frenchmen off and twice came agonisingly close, but Camille Lopez got a hand to one try-scoring pass - not a deliberate knock-on ruled referee Nigel Owens - ... Read More

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Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

And that's where he stayed. Hamilton finished over 30 seconds behind his team-mate and race victor Valtteri Bottas as he struggled with the balance of the W08 all weekend. "Now I have my first, hopefully it is the first of many in F1 now that I know how to do it - I think today I proved I can win to the team and also myself", he said. Read More

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Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

The Spurs made the Rockets look like twelfth-graders, blowing Houston out with a 39-point massacre, despite not having San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard in the lineup. If you recall, after the big Game 1 win for the Rockets , I wrote this piece declaring that no matter how this season ended, James Harden was entering his prime, and there was sure to be trophies (NBA title and/or MVP) in his future. Read More

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Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

Wenger is hoping mid-table West Ham can do Arsenal a favour in the race for a Champions League spot by taking points off Liverpool when they do battle on Sunday. His replacement Aaron Ramsey, booed by the Stoke fans, had a shot saved as Stoke's defensive game appeared to go to pieces. But such protests become nearly meaningless and easily forgettable when Arsenal come out of tough Saturday evening battles like this with all three points, even more so when you take into consideration ... Read More

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Pizza Hut fires Israeli PR firm over prison hunger strike ad

Pizza Hut fires Israeli PR firm over prison hunger strike ad

Those on strike are requesting more family visits, better healthcare and more dignified conditions in prison. The radio estimated that almost 1,800 prisoners are now participating in the strike. But for Israel, Barghouti is a terrorist. "When it comes to the prisoners issue there is no time - there's no time for anybody to wait while we are talking", he said. Read More

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Nadal crushes Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Nadal crushes Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Nadal is now on an unbeaten run of 14 matches and is looking to win his fifth title here at Madrid while Thiem is looking to win his second title of the year. "There's no blame on anyone, it's down to me", Murray said after an error-strewn performance against Coric. "It was an important match for me". Read More

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Everton still in the dark over Ross Barkley future

If he doesn't sign that contract, then we need to sell the player. The boyhood Evertonian was one of two players dropped for Saturday's defeat at Swansea following a poor display against Chelsea the previous weekend. "I spoke to him and we need more productivity from him". Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Romelu Lukaku is an easy player to manage. "I've got a three-year contract and these three remaining games won't influence my thoughts or my future". Read More

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Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated

Well, Ward would have to independently retry the murder charge against Hernandez in front of a new jury, nearly as if the original trial never happened. "This is an established common law doctrine". Five days before his death, he was acquitted on double murder charges in a separate Boston killing in 2012. Read More

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Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Oubre was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game . Olynyk knocked him to the ground on an illegal screen, and Oubre leapt to his feet, sprinted at him and bowled him over. He attempted to warm up before Game 3 on Friday before the determination was made that he could not play. Brooks could find more minutes for Bojan Bogdanovic after the sharp-shooting forward scored 19 points in the Wizards' 116-89 victory in Game 3. Read More

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Conte shrugs off speculation over Costa and Hazard

Conte shrugs off speculation over Costa and Hazard

Asked specifically if he expects to satisfy Fabregas with only infrequent starts, Conte replied: "I'd like to underline a concept, that I mustn't keep the players happy". Middlesbrough are now on the verge of relegation and their fears will be confirmed if they lose on Monday and Hull manage at least a point against Sunderland on Saturday. Read More

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Reds ride extra-base barrage to 14-2 romp over Giants

Getting swept by the Reds was the final straw for me. Giants manager Bruce Bochy sits alone in the dugout during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. In two starts against them since being traded in 2015, he has given up 10 runs in 12 innings. He also made a sprinting, leaping catch of Eduardo Nuñez's drive at the wall in the second inning to turn a bases-clearing hit into a sacrifice fly. Read More

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