Wenger: Arsenal need quality over quantity

While it's certain fifth-placed Arsenal will be competing in the Europa League next season, there's some doubt over whether Wenger will still be in charge. The step is for us to be around the best teams in the world because we are at one of the best clubs in the world'. Wenger's long time rival, former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, has told Sky Sports the pressure his former foe has been under is "ridiculous". Read More

Usmanov bid to buy Arsenal rejected by Kroenke

Usmanov bid to buy Arsenal rejected by Kroenke

Standard Sport understands there are members of Arsenal's board who are sympathetic to Usmanov's overtures, not least due to the growing fan unrest towards Kroenke and his stewardship of the club. It's early right? It's just amusing how when people talk about his company and is it for sale or not for sale we straight away have a statement about it, ' said the Frenchman. Read More

Mark Noble "speechless" after West Ham United's win over Tottenham Hotspur

But, when their nine-match winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Friday, with it effectively went their title hopes. Spurs are one game away from finishing the campaign with an unbeaten home record, and Lloris said: "My words didn't change even after this game - try to be focused on yourself, try to finish the job". Read More

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Ducks snap Predators' streak

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Ducks snap Predators' streak

It's the NHL's longest streak since Detroit won 10 straight in 1997-98 after Colorado went 11-0 in 1996-97. Filip Forsberg sent the game to overtime by scoring the tying goal with 34.5 seconds left as a sold out Bridgestone Arena rejoiced. Nashville made quick work of the heavily favoured Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round and then wasted the St. Louis Blues in the second round then played a textbook series opening road game against the Ducks who had to have been exhausted after a seven ... Read More

NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

No timetable is known for when Almirola may return, nor who will drive the No. 43 vehicle past the All-Star Race. The wreck was a scary one that resonated across the NASCAR community, as even Dale Earnhardt Jr. I knew it was coming. "Looking back on it and watching the replay, I'm very thankful that that's the only thing that happened in that wreck; that I got a broken back". Read More

Sharapova decides against asking for Wimbledon wildcard

Sharapova decides against asking for Wimbledon wildcard

Organisers at the French Open confirmed on Tuesday that they would not hand Sharapova a place at Roland Garros, with French Tennis Federation president Bernard Guidicelli insisting "then there can not be a wild card for return from doping". Read More

No World Cup easybeats, Cheika warns

Ireland face Scotland and hosts Japan with Europe 1 and the final play-off victor in Pool A . Band two contained Scotland , France , South Africa and Wales - the teams now ranked fifth to eighth - and band three was made up of Argentina , Japan , Georgia and Italy . Read More

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Golden State outscored the Spurs 58-33 in the final quarter and a half after Leonard exited with an ankle injury in game one on Sunday and were ahead by an eerily similar 57-33 score with just under five minutes remaining before half-time at Oracle Arena on Tuesday. Read More

Aberdeen handed Europa League bye

The defeat ends all hope of Manchester United qualifying for the Champions League through the Premier League with Mourinho making eight changes for the trip to London . "I don't know when we would be playing that game". Moreover, United were besieged with injury troubles and Mourinho made it clear that it was impossible to fight on two fronts with just 15 players. Read More

Players Championship: Ian Poulter seizes second chance as Kim joins exclusive club

But it appears he is being responsible and sticking with the rest of us in coach. Just a few weeks ago Poulter thought he had lost his Tour card, before Brian Gay realised there had been a clerical error which gave both him and Poulter back those cards just a few days later. Read More

John Wall knocks down game-winning three to force Game 7

Though Thomas is eager for the opportunity, one thing he says he won't be is nervous. He was 0-for-8, or 0-for-7 at that time from 3, before he hit that shot. "It was kind of copycatting what we did", said Wall, who was alerted by family members who saw social media posts of Celtics players' arrival. Read More

Jose Mourinho sends honest message to Man United fans

Jose Mourinho sends honest message to Man United fans

Chelsea's title-winning boss Antonio Conte has upstaged Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to become "the cream of the super-managers", says Stan Collymore. In March, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli had the length of his suspension increased to three European club matches for his reckless tackle on Gent's Brecht Dejaegere in the Europa League . Read More

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Oubre scored exactly 12 points in each of the previous two games in the series and played more than 25 minutes in both narrow D.C. losses. "That man took a charge on a push ", Green went on. "If you turn the ball over against these guys, you'd prefer to drop kick it into the stands so that at least you can set your defense", Stevens said. Read More

Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi also scored, and Colton Sissons added two assists. NY has won three straight playoff games at Madison Square Garden after losing six straight on home ice, including Game 3 of the first round against Montreal. Read More

PGA: Oosthuizen, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

The 66s of Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley were exceptional rounds on a hot, breezy afternoon when the course became firmer and the water grabbed balls galore at the treacherous 17th. From the pine straw left of the 15th fairway, he managed to get it on the green and lagged beautifully from almost 60 feet. They're both free-wheelers with serious distance off the tee, but both kept themselves under enough control to shoot 66 to finish at 9-under-par 135. Read More

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Tips

Facing a West Bromwich Albion side struggling at the back end of the season, Chelsea should be simply too strong given how ruthless they have been when the pressure has come on this season. The hard work is just about to start for Antonio Conte . "We're very close, and it will be very enjoyable after a year ago". We know West Brom are a hard team to play against - we had a very tough game here (a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in December). Read More

IPL-10: Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs (Second Lead)

IPL-10: Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs (Second Lead)

Kishan was the top scorer among the Gujarat batsmen with 61 runs off 40 balls with five boundaries and four sixes. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid mesmerised the Lions, claiming three for 19 to restrict the visitors to 135. Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The go-to-man with the ball for Sunrisers at any stage of the innings. Suresh Raina: This is the first time in 10 seasons of the IPL that Suresh Raina won't feature in the play-offs. Read More

King strikes late to give Bournemouth win over Burnley

King strikes late to give Bournemouth win over Burnley

Burnley have a chance to officially secure their place in the Premier League next season on Saturday, as a single point would make it impossible for Hull to catch them. Josh King's 16th league goal of the campaign soon followed though and fired Howe's men into the top 10. I think that this time the guests will try to continue a successful series of matches against the "cherry" and score points. Read More

Bayern came from behind to beat Leipzig 5-4

Bayern came from behind to beat Leipzig 5-4

They love a late one, don't they? "It was a very open game, just like we expected", he said. There was some very attacking football. " Leipzig have absolutely deserved to be where they are now". We may have failed to take points today, but we've won much, much more: hearts and sympathy. Despite the title being no longer at stake, the match was being hyped up as a chance for the newcomers to the league to assert that they are capable of competing with the best team in Germany. Read More

Gregory Polanco ends Zack Greinke's no-hit bid in eighth inning

Iannetta fell to the ground and was down for a couple minutes, but was able to walk off the field and exit the game. Then, last May, Arizona's Jean Segura was hit in the face during a game in Pittsburgh. Jake Lamb doubled in a run and Brandon Drury had an RBI single for the Diamondbacks. The day after that game, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was drilled in the back by a pitch. Read More

IPL 2017: Gutsy Kings XI Punjab highlight penultimate week

If the term "run-fest" could ever be used as an apt description for a cricket match, the clash between the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday would qualify. The onslaught continued after Guptill was gone, as skipper Glenn Maxwell (47, 21b, 2x4, 5x6) chose to give the kitchen sink to Harbhajan Singh , smashing the veteran off-spinner for three sixes in the ninth over. Read More

Forget Allardici, Sam's the Premier League Houdini

Forget Allardici, Sam's the Premier League Houdini

They are four points above the relegation zone with two games left and face third-bottom Hull on Sunday. Sakho is on loan from Liverpool but Allardyce has expressed a desire to sign him permanently. "Our record at home has not been particularly good this season and we only turn it on against the big sides, whilst collapsing against the so-called weaker teams in the Premier League". Read More

Alvaro Morata reveals Real Madrid frustration

Alvaro Morata reveals Real Madrid frustration

That stemmed the tide to an extend but Morata got himself on the scoresheet with half an hour played, crashing in via the underside of the crossbar after full-back Danilo streamed clear down the right flank. We know there are players who feature less but you can sense we are never less than fully dedicated. 'I want to win the League and Champions League like everyone else. Read More

Punjab set 168-run target for Kolkata

KKR is in the second position on the IPL table they are in the form to reach first in this table by winning this match which won in eight matches among 12. The hitting part was done by Maxwell as he was setting himself up for a big score. Yadav though had the last laugh as he dismissed Vohra in the fifth over with a short delivery. Read More

Man United: Shaw out for season but injured teammates return

Man United: Shaw out for season but injured teammates return

Defeat by United would extinguish any realistic chance Arsenal have of playing in next season's Champions League - snapping an ever-present sequence stretching back to 1997. "It's part and parcel of football", he said . Mourinho had been asked after the Celta game whether that speculation had any influence on his decision, only for the United press officer to cut the question off. Read More

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City players react to Man Utd draw

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City players react to Man Utd draw

The result keeps City above their rivals and means United remain outside the top-four as both sides battle to secure a Champions League place for next season. He still hopes to earn a new one-year deal, but said: "It will depend on the club. I spoke with Marouane and he is very disappointed, he feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini", the United manager told Sky Sports. Read More

Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

No, it was not a third victory of 2017, but Vettel could take heart from the fact of how much pressure he put Bottas under in the closing stages and that he extended his championship lead over Hamilton to 13 points . His win shows it's not clear-cut who's better suited to take the fight to Ferrari. "I immediately opened the radio 'tell me about the others, tell me about the others!'", he said. Read More

San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

The timeline for his recovery and return has not yet been determined, the team said in a statement. Parker scored 18 points on 61.5 percent shooting in Game 2 , and he's second on the team with 15.9 points per game in the playoffs. Two huge voids as they go toe-to-toe with the high-powered Rockets in hopes of another trip to the Western Conference finals. James Harden put up 43 points, but he needs help getting buckets. Read More

Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

The Derby that was supposed to be wide-open turned out to be a tour de force for the chestnut colt, jockey John Velasquez and trainer Todd Pletcher. Always Dreaming has now won three consecutive races this year after finishing second and third in his first two races. Read More

Defending Rockets' Harden is a chess match worth watching

Coming off an embarrassing loss in Game 2, the Houston Rockets had to hold their home court in Game 3. They led the entire second half in what has been a trademark Spurs win over the last couple of decades. Three different starting point guards are dealing with injuries, with varying levels of severity. The Toronto Raptors are already down 2-0 in their series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and now they have even more bad news. Read More