• 'Touching the trophy' curse strikes again in Europa League final?
'Touching the trophy' curse strikes again in Europa League final?

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia told fans three years ago: "I can't remember who it was, but someone at the front of our line when walking out was shouting "they touched the trophy, they touched the trophy". "I thought it was emotional", Gabi said of Torres' appearance. "This cup has given us a lot". "Of course, this victory will help...

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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

He said that he would love his star player, who had the flawless final preparation for World Cup duties with the French national side with this win, to stay and continue to develop with the side. "Even without him we'll continue to grow". The France global has been strongly linked to a move to Barcelona , with Manchester United also rumoured t...

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  • Martial, Payet, Lacazette & Coman out of France squad
Martial, Payet, Lacazette & Coman out of France squad

Deschamps will rely on a strike force of Antoine Griezmann , who scored twice in the Europa League final, Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe . The midfielder left the pitch in tears after half an hour, and was later seen in tears again as Atletico lifted the trophy following a 3-0 win. Mendy only returned to c...

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  • Nadal marches on at Italian Open
Nadal marches on at Italian Open

Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro emerged a 7-5, 6-3 victor over Barcelona runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and Miami Open champion John Isner was edged 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-7 (5) by Albert Ramos-Vinolas. He will now square off with 19-year-old Canadian Shapovalov for a place in quarter-finals. "After a loss in Madrid, it's important to come back stron...

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  • Buffon to quit Juventus, apologises to referee Oliver
Buffon to quit Juventus, apologises to referee Oliver

Buffon, close to tears at times, said that until two weeks ago he had been set to end his playing career, but changed his mind after receiving "very interesting" proposals. "Saturday, I'm playing a match and it's the only thing that's certain", he continued. Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 after spending six seasons at Parma, and has gone ahead ...

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  • Messi: Neymar to Madrid would be bad
Messi: Neymar to Madrid would be bad

Five-times Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo sustained a "slight ankle sprain" after 17 minutes against Barcelona - moments after he levelled the scores at 1-1 - following a collision with Barca defender Gerard Pique and was replaced at the break.

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

The team did an exceptional job. "I don't know what happened. I hope we can continue". I wouldn't say I had flawless synergy, but nearly. "People probably think it was an easy race and I was cruising but I wasn't cruising". In total, six cars failed to finish. In the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari trail Mercedes by 27 points. The German wa...

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  • Tigers top Mariners 5-4 on walk off; Cano fractures hand
Tigers top Mariners 5-4 on walk off; Cano fractures hand

Detroits Blaine Hardy allowed two runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in his first major league start after 167 relief appearances. The Mariners have not yet announced a timetable for Cano's recovery, though a fracture bone in the hand will likely cost him several weeks.

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  • Detroit Tigers topple Seattle Mariners, 5-4
Detroit Tigers topple Seattle Mariners, 5-4

Cano is batting.287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season. If he's forced to miss significant time, then the Mariners will certainly have a tough time replacing his production. The Mariners (22-17) have looked like contenders for their first postseason spot since 2001, but losing Cano for an extended period would obviously hurt.

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  • Champions Manchester City smash Premier League records
Champions Manchester City smash Premier League records

As well as winning the most points by an English top-flight side in a single campaign, City's 32nd win broke Tottenham's 57-year-old record for victories in a single top-flight season, BBC reports. If City maintain their remarkable consistency from this season, there is little hope of a title race next season and ominously the free-spending cha...

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  • Man City want Aguero and Sterling to stay, insists Pep Guardiola
Man City want Aguero and Sterling to stay, insists Pep Guardiola

However, the Argentine remained at the club and profited from the mid-season injury of the Brazilian, netting 30 goals in 39 games across all competitions. The Portuguese has featured in all but four of City's 56 games this season but only 27 of them have been starts. "The way we play, everyone is important so everyone is involved in scoring go...

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  • Good Test start for Ireland, but Pakistan hit back
Good Test start for Ireland, but Pakistan hit back

The seventh-ranked Test side in the world fought back through Haris Sohail's 31 and Asad Shafiq's 68. Pakistan too fielded two debutants - Imam-ul-Haq and Faheem Ashraf. The coin fell in favour of Ireland captain William Porterfield and he elected to field in this one-off match, with the teams lining up for national anthems before play st...

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  • With LeBron James making another title run, has he surpassed Michael Jordan?
With LeBron James making another title run, has he surpassed Michael Jordan?

He has a ring for every finger plus one he could give the victor of a Charles Barkley/Karl Malone cage match. Let me say that again: HE AVERAGED 50 AND 25 for a season . We were talking about Kevin Durant, who had sacrificed points for a chance to win a championship with the Golden State Warriors and McAdoo said he understood Durant's decision.

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  • Arsene Wenger says European Super League will ultimately replace Premier League
Arsene Wenger says European Super League will ultimately replace Premier League

I must say the squad doesn't need much, because there's a huge potential in there. Wenger admits he is still coming to terms with his decision to step down at the end of the season, and believes he has laid solid foundations for his successor to build upon once Arsenal appoint their new manager.

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  • Ernesto Valverde reacts to latest Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona rumours
Ernesto Valverde reacts to latest Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona rumours

RMC report tonight that Barcelona intend to sign French global attacker Antoine Griezmann this summer, but only after the 1st of July, when a clause in his Atletico Madrid contract comes into effect which sees his release clause drop from €200m to €100m.

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  • Quick work: LeBron, Cavs finish sweep of Raptors
Quick work: LeBron, Cavs finish sweep of Raptors

Toronto had entered the playoffs as the number one seed from the Eastern Conference, and were desperate to avoid a third straight series defeat to James and the Cavs after losses in 2016 and 2017. Kevin Love (23 points on 13 shots), Kyle Korver (16 points on eight shots), J.R. Smith (15 points on six shots) and George Hill (12 points on ei...

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  • Roquan Smith thanks police for helping recover 'most' of stolen items
Roquan Smith thanks police for helping recover 'most' of stolen items

Among the items stolen were a Bears team-issued iPad, 2017 game-worn jerseys, including the ones he wore in the Rose Bowl and National Title game, along with his helmet from his final year with the Bulldogs. I would also like to thank many of you that spread the information on various social-media platforms. According to the Chicago Tribune , Sm...

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  • What to know about the Rockets' Game 5 in 60 seconds
What to know about the Rockets' Game 5 in 60 seconds

However, it was Capela who had two blocks on star rookie guard Donavon Mitchell and one on Gobert with less than five minutes to go in Game 4 to keep the Jazz in check and prevent them from making a comeback. While Utah has slowed Houston's prolific three point shooting in the last three games of the series, the fact remains that the Jazz ...

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  • Warriors Ready To Close Out Series With New Orleans Pelicans
Warriors Ready To Close Out Series With New Orleans Pelicans

The choice of Cook at the point guard position is because Rockets guard Eric Gordon is better utilized as a low-priced option at shooting guard or utility player. The Warriors would start their "death lineup" on Sunday, and it didn't go well for the Pelicans. Surprisingly, though, this is the first time Kerr has started all five of these ...

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  • Mesut Ozil's Arsenal Teammates Frustrated at Star's Level of Commitment
Mesut Ozil's Arsenal Teammates Frustrated at Star's Level of Commitment

The 68-year-old takes the Gunners to Leicester on Wednesday evening in the Premier League fixture before his final match as manager on Sunday at Huddersfield. He said: "I hope for them they can not regret their choice because he has had a massive impact as manager of Arsenal for 22 years". "It means he will be out for six months".

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  • Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson "out of coma, talking to family"

To bring me to one of the biggest clubs in the world was a fantastic feeling for me . As a manager, I'd have loved to have played for him. Hopefully, he'll recover well. "He's a young guy, 76, I saw him two years ago and he was fine, he talked normally and when these things happen it's never good". "(I am) just devastated, absolutely devastat...

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  • Cavs Reportedly Won't Punish Rodney Hood for Refusing to Enter Game 4
Cavs Reportedly Won't Punish Rodney Hood for Refusing to Enter Game 4

Hood was the only player not to play in Game 4, though the Cavs do not view what he did as an act of defiance, a source said. He was acquired from the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal in February. Monday's game, which finished the sweep of the Raptors in front of the home fans, was the ideal chance for Hood to gain some rhythm, with almost noth...

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  • Hardik Pandya should continue batting up the order, says his father Himanshu
Hardik Pandya should continue batting up the order, says his father Himanshu

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik (36* off 26) tried his best to get his team over the line but was unable to after the visitors needed 60 runs off the last 30 balls. And, when Krunal took a good catch to get rid of the risky Russell to give Jasprit Bumrah his first scalp of the day, the visitors were left needing 43 off their final three overs.

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"Beersheba - Eilat": Elia Viviani won the second stage in a row

Sacha Modolo (Cannondale-Drapac) finished second as Bennett faded into third on the 229km stage from Be'er Sheva to Eilat, the longest of this year's race. He was 19th, 38 seconds behind the leader. The Giro has been warmly embraced in Israel. The Giro ends in Rome on May 27. Deemed as the world's second most prestigious cycling competition af...

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  • Benzema, the Real deal
Benzema, the Real deal

Despite their 2-1 loss in the first leg in Munich, Bayern Munich played a great game against the home team, Real Madrid, and they needed just one more goal to reach the final. "It's a handball, it hit me on the hand and I think it's a penalty", Marcelo told reporters. " BAYERN KEEPER CAN'T EXPLAIN COSTLY MISTAKE Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ul...

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