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Sport Mauricio Pochettino's joke backfires as Real Madrid release official statement
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino's joke backfires as Real Madrid release official statement

Our club has always shown its absolute availability to meet all the requests made by Uefa, the Spanish Football Federation, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur . wants to make it clear that it is completely false that this request has been made". As well as Real Madrid , Pochettino has also been strongly linked with Manchester United and Juventus.

Sport Raptors blowout Bucks to even Eastern Conference Final series
Author: 0 Raptors blowout Bucks to even Eastern Conference Final series

Meanwhile, the Raptors had a 19-point lead in the third quarter, and carried a 13-point margin entering the fourth. A team losing consecutive games once over the span of 82 games is nearly unheard of, and it proves that what Antetokounmpo said above isn't just a strong statement, it's a fact.

Sport Bucks Coach Bud on Drake: 'No place for fans' on the court
Author: 0 Bucks Coach Bud on Drake: 'No place for fans' on the court

Green has been good defensively and awaits an offensive breakthrough. "Keep going and keep fighting and we have a chance to make history". Raptors coach Nick Nurse added of Leonard's condition: "We were concerned". Whether he just made a decision to be a fan of your team because he partied with their players the night before or he's been given cushy standing within an organization as shrewd business strategy, he's gonna pull out all the stops and make the most of every unnecessary camera ...

Sport Plucky Afghanistan stun Pakistan in World Cup warm-up
Author: 0 Plucky Afghanistan stun Pakistan in World Cup warm-up

In the past you could play five or six games, and that could be it. Team that will go till the end of the tournament will be the ones that do well with the ball. It is a very challenging tournament. England's record at recent World Cups has been dismal and they will be desperate to make amends in front of packed home crowds.

Sport Former Ajax Coach Feels Matthijs de Ligt Suits Manchester City
Author: 0 Former Ajax Coach Feels Matthijs de Ligt Suits Manchester City

Earlier this season Barcelona announced that they would sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the summer, and many expect that more names will leave the Johan Cruyff arena. "That doesn't have to be a problem, because I think Matthijs can play on the left as well as the right in the centre just as easily". Only Victor Lindelof can claim to have had a decent campaign, and the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Harry Maguire and de Ligt have been touted as potential partners in defense for the Swede ...

Sport Borussia Dortmund sign Gladbach's Thorgan Hazard in five-year deal
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund sign Gladbach's Thorgan Hazard in five-year deal

Chelsea signed Pulisic for £58 million (€64m) from Borussia Dortmund in January, a record fee for a USA player, although he remained in the Bundesliga for the rest of the 2018-19 season. Sancho was understood to be one of the club's key targets to help them return to former glories, but they have now pulled out of the race for the 19-year-old, who has taken the Bundesliga by storm.

Sport Pep Guardiola: Replacing Kompany Will Not Be Easy
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Replacing Kompany Will Not Be Easy

Vincent Kompany's final season at Manchester City sure was memorable. The club's leading lights like Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva pocketed in the region of £750,000 according to the Daily Mail . "I couldn't do anything better", Kompany said, per BBC Sport . Asked if he had made a final decision, Gomes replied: 'No, not yet. And while he freely admits the competition remains the most challenging of all, the 48-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss hasn't taken his ...

Sport Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final
Author: 0 Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

Sky in Italy are reporting Sarri and Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi are the two candidates under consideration by Juventus to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who is leaving Turin at the end of the season. Allegri added: "I leave a team with a winning DNA". Even in west London, the 60-year-old has got the Blues back in the Champions League and taken them to two cup finals with his unique "Sarriball" philosophy.

Sport Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series
Author: 0 Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

Burns passed on a question about Karlsson's health, while coach Peter DeBoer said he had "nothing" to add to the speculation about the defenseman's health. You sacrifice a lot to win this game. "The Sharks have been the beneficiary of a few questionable calls throughout the playoffs, which probably only further incensed Blues backers".

Sport Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy
Author: 0 Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy

Being able to add McCoy to a defensive line that already consists of Ogunjobi, Richardson, Myles Garrett, and Olivier Vernon would help Cleveland boast one of the most complete defensive lines in the AFC North. During the NFC title game, Suh proved that he can still play at a high level, as a matter of fact, Suh had as many sacks in that game against the Saints (1.5) as he did in the Rams' final 11 regular-season games combined.

Sport Leonard, Raptors host Bucks tonight in Game 4
Author: 0 Leonard, Raptors host Bucks tonight in Game 4

Toronto now looks to even the series at two games apiece when they host the Bucks on Tuesday for Game 4. "At the end of the day, adrenaline takes over, your job is your job, preparation takes over so you'll be ready to go for (Game 4)". Those are kind of the words coming out of his mouth. "Little exhausted, but he'll get his rest, got two days, and he'll be ready". Leonard carried the team to the tune of 36 points, nine rebounds and five assists, coming up especially big in both overtimes.

Sport Kevin Durant Ruled Out for Games 3 and 4 of West Finals
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Ruled Out for Games 3 and 4 of West Finals

The result: two losses, but a greater confidence that their third try in the best-of-seven series will produce better results. Stephen Curry , the two-time MVP, was too skilled, too self-assured, and too ruthless, posting a 37-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double to lead the Warriors to a 119-117 road win in overtime .

Sport Mbappe statement throws spanner into the works at PSG
Author: 0 Mbappe statement throws spanner into the works at PSG

Reports have suggested that PSG , should they have opted to sell, could command as much as €300 million for the World Cup victor - a fee that would end the club's Financial Fair Play worries. I am very happy. "When you are at such an important event, you can send messages - I think that I sent mine". The young striker has often been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid since he made his presence felt with a stellar season for Monaco back in 2017.

Sport Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him into Indy 500
Author: 0 Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him into Indy 500

All was not totally lost however, for the Spaniard still had the Last Row Shootout in which he could yet make it on to the grid for next Sunday's race. Alonso . We were racing against some very experienced teams in Indy vehicle and unfortunately we came up a little short, try as we might. McLaren has dismissed the team's IndyCar boss after Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 .

Sport Brooks Koepka Victorious At 2019 PGA Championship In Thrilling Finish
Author: 0 Brooks Koepka Victorious At 2019 PGA Championship In Thrilling Finish

His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Brooks Koepka is the betting favorite to become the second golfer to win three straight U.S. In the end, there were no style points, only the trophy. That restored the lead to six shots, and the coronation was on. When he walked up to the green on the par-3 14th, with his ball over the green and Koepka headed for a fourth straight birdie, the chants jarred him.

Sport Damian Lillard Is Reportedly Playing Through Separated Ribs Against The Warriors
Author: 0 Damian Lillard Is Reportedly Playing Through Separated Ribs Against The Warriors

So, we just focus on the next game ahead of us. The Warriors erased another big deficit to beat the Blazers in Portland to take a 3-0 series lead and all but assure themselves of a fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Should he shoot with reckless abandon, or continue to entrust his team mates to try and take advantage of the scoring opportunities presented by the Warriors?Golden State's strategy has turned Lillard from a cold-blooded shooter to a cautious deliberator while the ...

Sport 'Inspirational' Djokovic wins third Madrid title
Author: 0 'Inspirational' Djokovic wins third Madrid title

The lack of clay court titles, or even final appearances, has raised doubts about Nadal's standing as the dominant force on clay - a status he enjoyed for much of the past 15 years. "I have to be mentally prepared for a tough match", said Tsitsipas , who defeated Djokovic in Toronto previous year. Rafael Nadal heads into the final fortnight of the countdown to the French Open facing uncertainty after crashing out in his bid for a sixth title at the Madrid Open.

Sport Philadelphia Eagles exec linked to open New York Jets GM job
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles exec linked to open New York Jets GM job

ESPN reported that Brian Heimerdinger, the Jets' vice president of player personnel, also was sacked as part of the team's front office shake-up. We have discussion on everything. Maccagnan, who was responsible for Bowles' hiring, was brought to NY from the Texans after spending 15 seasons in Houston. Several other early round picks have been busts.

Sport Daniel James nears £15m Manchester United move from Swansea
Author: 0 Daniel James nears £15m Manchester United move from Swansea

We'll develop players because I've got the best staff, the best environment and the best supporters because they love players that excite them". When Solskjaer signed a three-year contract as manager on March 28 after winning 14 out of his first 19 matches, Phelan did not immediately do the same as assistant manager.

Sport Kristaps Porzingis shoves woman after fight which left him bloodied
Author: 0 Kristaps Porzingis shoves woman after fight which left him bloodied

A video showing a bloody Porzingis screaming and pushing a woman out of the way appeared Sunday afternoon on Twitter . It's been a rough offseason for the former Knicks 1st-rounder. This is a developing story and we will update it when more information becomes available. Porzingis is entering restricted free agency, but the Mavs made the trade with the intention of signing him to a five-year maximum contract this summer.

Sport Mumbai Indians wins fourth IPL title
Author: 0 Mumbai Indians wins fourth IPL title

For Chennai, Deepak Chahar accounted for three batsmen while Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir took two wickets each. Faf du Plessis scored a brisk 26 runs off 13 balls, as he hit three fours and a six, but it was his strike partner Shane Watson who led by example.

Sport PGA Championship 2019: Tee times out for early rounds
Author: 0 PGA Championship 2019: Tee times out for early rounds

One of the favorites at the PGA Championship withdrew Monday. James Adducci , a 39-year-old man from Wisconsin who pocketed $1.19 million after betting on Tiger Woods to win the Masters , has bet $100,000 of his winnings on Tiger completing a Grand Slam, according to Golf Digest's Stephen Hennessey .

Sport Eden Hazard Drops Massive Transfer Hint
Author: 0 Eden Hazard Drops Massive Transfer Hint

They also pipped another London club, Tottenham, to the third spot in the Premier League. "I have made my decision but it is not just about me". Chelsea will face Arsenal in the 2018-19 Europa League finals on 29th May, and that is Hazard's final opportunity to win a trophy with the North Londoners.

Sport Boston Bruins Heading To Eastern Conference Finals
Author: 0 Boston Bruins Heading To Eastern Conference Finals

Now the Bruins are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2012-13, and they did that by taking control of a series with an upstart Columbus team that swept top-seed Tampa Bay in the first round. It's not magical, you got to out-will a guy on the puck. "He's been in a real good place, consistent, just solid and composed". The Bruins doubled the advantage at 8:58 of the third period, as Johansson weaved toward the middle of the ice before wristing a shot that ...

Sport Homophobic posts cost Israel Folau another sponsorship deal
Author: 0 Homophobic posts cost Israel Folau another sponsorship deal

ASICS , which is also a leading Wallabies sponsor, severed ties with Folau, saying " we believe sport is for everyone and we champion inclusively and diversity ". Immediately following the initial backlash from Folau's comments last month, Australian Beer Company general manager, Tony Scanlan, said Folau's comments are totally unacceptable, but they will remain partners of Rugby Australia and the Wallabies.

Sport Ferrari need to recover their testing pace, says Vettel
Author: 0 Ferrari need to recover their testing pace, says Vettel

VALTTERI BOTTAS topped both practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix as Mercedes underlined their pace advantage. But Hamilton and Bottas were still faster than their Ferrari rivals. It took until 2014 for Hamilton to register a victory at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but he added another pair of wins in 2017/18 to sit on three, behind only six-time victor Michael Schumacher on the all-time list.

Sport Bernardo Silva eyes Manchester City history ahead of Brighton clash
Author: 0 Bernardo Silva eyes Manchester City history ahead of Brighton clash

And every single time I miss I told them: "'One day I'm going to have a shot from outside the box, I'm going to score a goal, and you're going to be really happy'". "This club has over a century of history and not a lot in the trophy cabinet but there are players who help us to be who we are today - Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany ..." The club parted company with Antoine Kombouare halfway through the season and replaced him with Carlo Ancelotti in a bid to hold off Montpellier.

Sport Bucks advance to ECF, manhandle Celtics
Author: 0 Bucks advance to ECF, manhandle Celtics

And they deserved this series. Milwaukee entered this season still feeling at least a year, maybe more , away. Boston went down without a fight. Rahul Niranjan flew in from North Carolina for Game 5. But he has never won a championship, so if he gets word that Irving plans to leave and it becomes unlikely that the team will acquire Davis, Horford may seek a better opportunity to win.

Sport Country House out of Preakness
Author: 0 Country House out of Preakness

Country House was a 65-1 long-shot at the 1-1/4 mile Kentucky Derby where he finished second on a muddy track before objections were raised, causing a delay that ultimately led to a stunning reversal. "Hopefully, everybody that could be a naysayer would understand what the stewards saw and what the horsemen probably see". Dean Timson, a partner in the Country House restaurants, said having fun and generating some publicity were behind the promotion.

Sport Durant will miss remainder of Warriors series with Rockets
Author: 0 Durant will miss remainder of Warriors series with Rockets

If it's a Grade 1 strain, then Durant is likely out for the rest of the playoffs if they advance. That feeling was shared by a number of Warriors personnel inside the locker room who were resigned to the likelihood that Durant would miss time , at a minimum Friday's contest.

Sport Kendrick Perkins rips Celtics’ Kyrie Irving: ‘He was just a bad leader’
Author: 0 Kendrick Perkins rips Celtics’ Kyrie Irving: ‘He was just a bad leader’

Visit Milwaukee's Lindsey McKee says, those numbers are figured out by looking at another Milwaukee team with recent playoff experience: the Brewers. The C's coaching staff doesn't have anyone on it with National Basketball Association experience, and with Micah Shrewsberry returning to Purdue , there's an opening for an ex-player to essentially ride herd on these guys, which is something that I think was sorely lacking during the season.

Sport Kevin Durant Out For Rockets’ Series
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Out For Rockets’ Series

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant won't play in Game 6 Friday against the Houston Rockets . Kerr says he is confident his team can find a way to win one more game against the Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals, setting up Durant's potential return in that round.

Sport Warriors big underdogs on news of Durant injury
Author: 0 Warriors big underdogs on news of Durant injury

There were fears Durant might have suffered a more extensive injury, but the team said in a statement the MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a right calf strain . That spread would be the largest Golden State has faced with Steph Curry in the lineup and Steve Kerr as head coach - a span of 440 games dating back to 2014, including the postseason.

Sport Betting Preview: Valencia vs Arsenal: Home Win Likely
Author: 0 Betting Preview: Valencia vs Arsenal: Home Win Likely

Chelsea will meet fellow London side Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29 before Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur in another all-English final in the more prestigious Champions League in Madrid on June 1. "He's helped us a lot but it's not only him, it's every player". "Last night's game demonstrates that anything can happen", he said at his pre-match press conference.

Sport Man City 1-0 Leicester City
Author: 0 Man City 1-0 Leicester City

Guardiola may be without Fernandinho for the visit of Brendan Rodgers' side. "I thought for large spells tonight against a really, really good side we did that". Nonetheless, City are still facing the prospect of a bill of more than £15m, albeit one they will gladly foot if the prize is a domestic treble. "What they showed me against Tottenham was incredible, two and a half days later, 12.30 on Saturday, the sunshine, humidity".

Sport Fans Notice Something Very Bizarre About De Ligt's Goal Versus Spurs
Author: 0 Fans Notice Something Very Bizarre About De Ligt's Goal Versus Spurs

According to the Spanish paper, Barcelona are in pole position to land the teenage sensation, who will lead his team out in the Champions League once more on Wednesday night when they face Spurs in the second leg of their semi-final. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs reinforcements this summer and the defence is one area that needs significant strengthening. However, a high ranking executive at the club has told ESPN FC there is still plenty of work to be done and that they are not ...

Sport Tottenham beaten by Ajax in first leg
Author: 0 Tottenham beaten by Ajax in first leg

The Eredivisie called off the entire list of domestic fixtures to give the Dutch team maximum preparation time for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, while last-four opponents Spurs had to play West Ham in a London derby. Spurs were happy to sit deep and wait for their chances to counter-attack, but that gameplan was undone when Hakim Ziyech's through ball picked out midfielder Van de Beek who took his time to leave Hugo Lloris prone before slotting into the bottom corner.

Sport 'I will remember this forever': Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback
Author: 0 'I will remember this forever': Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback

The second goal hurt us because the third one followed. The comeback was all the more unlikely given that Liverpool was without two of its first-choice forward line, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino . We wanted to also fight for the injured players. They took that to heart. Appropriately, the Egyptian is wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "Never Give Up".

Sport McIlroy in the hunt as trio lead Wells Fargo Championship
Author: 0 McIlroy in the hunt as trio lead Wells Fargo Championship

I went to some low, low places. I'm getting married in a few months. Suddenly, the immediate future is bright as can be. "And I feel like I was both of those today". "It means a lot to me to do this under pressure and job security's great. I haven't had that". McIlroy , twice a victor of the event, three-putted the seventh to only make par and another three-putt led to a dropped shot at the ninth.

Sport Young promises United will come back stronger
Author: 0 Young promises United will come back stronger

Over a long season we haven't been good enough to challenge for the Champions League places. That is the problem. We could have, should have played better. On the hour, Lossl caught a United corner, punted the ball accurately upfield where Shaw failed to clear and Mbenza raced through to push the ball through De Gea's legs.

Sport Brad Marchand finds real culprit of his blindsided punch to head
Author: 0 Brad Marchand finds real culprit of his blindsided punch to head

If you weren't a good player you wouldn't be targeted. The Blue Jackets have gone 25-19 here at home and they have averaged 3.30 gpg and have allowed 2.93 gpg in those games. With a focus on clogging the middle and not giving the Bruins any space to get to the net, the Bruins have had issues scoring against Bobrovsky. Charlie Coyle has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

Sport Joel Embiid says ‘chemistry is overrated’ after blowout win over Raptors
Author: 0 Joel Embiid says ‘chemistry is overrated’ after blowout win over Raptors

It seems like this team - the hypothetical one, which does not wear red and black - could be really good if it could just get shots to fall in big playoff games, but then management eventually gives up on that idea and executes a couple of hard, emotional trades with an eye to finally getting over that playoff hump.

Sport Pedro: Chelsea clash with Manchester United is 'like a final'
Author: 0 Pedro: Chelsea clash with Manchester United is 'like a final'

Now we have to continue without him until the end in these five games. The Independent is reporting that the 26-year-old midfielder is looking to engineer a move away from Old Trafford to join the Spanish club this summer. Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes could also feature after they were promoted to first-team training on Wednesday morning. Newspaper Record brings a story today saying Juventus are in "pole position" to sign Dias, as they develop talks with Benfica for the transfer.

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