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Gareth Southgate: Marcus Rashford decision was mine and not Mourinho's

Southgate also insisted that Wayne Rooney's worldwide career is not necessarily over despite again leaving him out of the squad. From Wayne's point of view he hasn't played very much this season. England manager Gareth Southgate has encouraged collaborations between FAs and clubs regarding player fitness. "We've been very clear". I want to do that in the right way'. Read More »

Jeb Bush drops bid for Marlins


A source confirmed to the Sun-Sentinel that Bush has withdrawn from a partnership with former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter . Solamere Capital co-founder Tagg Romney also bid on the team with a group that includes former All-Star pitcher Tom Glavine . Read More »

Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for the NHL Scouting Combine (May 29 to June 3), Expansion Draft (results announced June 21) and the Entry Draft (June 23 - 24). Nashville is listed with odds of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total is set at 5.5 goals. Peering into my crystal ball, I see Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup experience setting them apart from Nasvhille in this series and their gifted forwards getting the better of the Preds' active defence. Read More »

South Africa beat England by seven wickets in third ODI

De Villiers and his will be disappointed at the series loss to England‚ but they will take heart from the steady improvement they have shown in the three matches. Rabada took 4/39 with Parnell claiming 3/43 and Maharaj 3/25. It was the first time in the history of ODI cricket that a side has lost six wickets in the first five overs. Read More »

Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

His willingness to work with the Celtics financially is where things get interesting for the Utah Jazz due to the free agent status of their best player Gordon Hayward. So it makes it even more hard. We're only four games away from our goal, but that's all got to start next Thursday. We don't know yet. Fans of teams who never had a hope of winning a championship this year because they couldn't put together worthy rosters tried to downplay what Golden State and Cleveland are doing. Read More »

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

We need to understand the privilege that we have and the opportunity that we have to play in the Finals again, to have the opportunity to win a championship". He watched Game 5 in street clothes. "Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 in Game Four on Monday. Read More »

Mike Trout has torn ligament in left thumb, surgery an option


The Angels, whom had low expectations coming into the season, have been carried by Trout to a game below.500 - which is above expectations. Losing Trout for significant time would be a devastating blow to the Angels considering he is one of the best players in baseball and anchors the lineup. Read More »

Iheanacho leaves Eagles camp to seal West Ham transfer


As for West Ham , they're in need of bringing in more attacking options ahead of next season, and Iheanacho could fit the bill as he could potentially follow Pablo Zabaleta to the Olympic Stadium after the veteran made his move official last week. Read More »

Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field


The win marked the ex-Formula One driver's second victory in IndyCar racing- five years after he crashed on the final lap of the race trying to defeat Scotland's Dario Franchitti . "We had to change the rear wing and it sent me to the back of the field, then we had to claw our way back up again". Everyone walked away, but that narrowed the contenders to Sato , Castroneves , Jones and Max Chilton , who was leading at the time. Read More »

Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

Mourinho has guided United back into the Champions League following their victory over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening, but the Portuguese admits he is keen to "disconnect completely" during his break. "I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that s what I ll do". "I haven't seen the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football, high pressing and being dominant". Read More »

Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen

His win carried him 25 points clear of three-time champion Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes , who finished seventh after starting from 13th on the grid. "I can stop the vehicle if I like [in the pits] as I am driving it, but we work as a team and if you don't believe what you have been told or how it works it will get very complicated". Read More »

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty


The omission was particularly striking given that Trump unveiled a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the U.S., the only time NATO's mutual defense clause has been triggered. Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter Sunday, writing: 'Just returned from Europe. Nor is Europe united in its approach to Trump: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has cracked down on critics at home, has embraced the USA leader. Read More »

Manchester United Became the UEFA Europa League Champion


Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is determined to stay at Old Trafford and battle for the number one shirt. The wonder is whether Mourinho himself can play more assertive tactics given that even the easy win over a young Ajax saw them so defensively retreat in the way they have done in so many big games this season. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, Golden State prevailed by 35 on January 16. Cleveland's 4-1 series' win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship. Read More »

Angels star Mike Trout jams left hand, leaves game at Miami

Anyone notice that this stuff only happened after Trout was injured? The former University of Kentucky and Western Hills High School star responded with two hits, including his third home run of the season, in host Miami's 9-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels . Read More »

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

I'm very happy about our accomplishment. "I'm going to be honest, I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State. That's all I can give you right now ". Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. Read More »

Celtic leave it late as Rogic's dramatic strike clinches treble


Hayes opened the scoring in the ninth minute on Saturday, before Celtic replied two minutes later via Stuart Armstrong , and the Hoops' Tom Rogic grabbed the victor two minutes into stoppage time. "When you play a cup final you need to put them away, but to be honest I am not too fussed right now", Sinclair said . It was a very tough game and to win it the way we did was special. Read More »

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

It's apparently more affordable to attend a game at Oracle Arena during Dubs-Cavs III than the Finals of 2015 and 2016. The first " threematch " - rematch of a rematch - in league history. Other than Avery Bradley (23 points on 10-for-20 shooting), it's hard to find another Boston player that showed up for the decisive contest. "We have to be ready for the challenge". Read More »

Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco to extend lead over Hamilton

The Safety Car was deployed, along with the Medical Car, to attend a collision between Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein & McLaren's Jenson Button. "I can stop the auto if I like [in the pits] as I am driving it, but we work as a team and if you don't believe what you have been told or how it works it will get very complicated". Read More »

Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

In his senior tour majors career, Player won the Senior PGA Championship three times (1986, 1988 and 1990), the U.S. Senior Open twice (1987 and 1988), and the Senior Players Championship once (1987). Major champions vying for major championships is how one might script these things, and Vijay Singh and Bernhard Langer have cooperated in the KitchenAid Senior Players Championship. Read More »

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years


He was replaced by Per Mertesacker , making his first appearance of the season and the German could be thrown back into the fray from the start against the Premier League champions at Wembley. They also finished below Tottenham Hotspur in the EPL for the first time in 22 years. "Who are you going to get that is going to keep that club the way they are, the way they've been for the last 20 years". Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

I'm very happy about our accomplishment. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell . "So I didn't think I could be Mike". The Cavs were pushed in individual games in the first round by the Indiana Pacers, but even the Celtics were drilled in two home-game blowouts. James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right. Read More »

Scottish FA Cup: Australian Tom Rogic nets victor as Celtic secure treble

In a frantic start, Jonny Hayes wasted little time in putting Aberdeen - chasing their first Scottish Cup triumph in 27 years - ahead as he thumped home Niall McGinn's corner after nine minutes. "I don't tend to practice saving penalties too much though". "My team feel ready and ready to take the opportunity and if we play like we can, we have a chance". Read More »

Magic hire Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations


The Magic turn to Weltman to try and help them escape the worst five-year stretch in franchise history. Fortunately for Magic fans, CEO Alex Martins took his head out of the sand long enough to bring in president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman , who appointed a more experienced and competent general manager in John Hammond. Read More »

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Irving was able to stay on the floor and finish the game, scoring a career playoff-high 42 points. They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the frenzied Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston's Terry Rozier. Read More »

White Sox Schedule Change


With the first game of a scheduled doubleheader postponed on Friday , the Sox will makeup the game on Saturday afternoon as part of a straight doubleheader. Pelfrey (1-4, 4.85 ERA) is familiar with Castellanos and the rest of the Tigers lineup after making 24 appearances (22 starts) for Detroit in 2016. Read More »