• Reaction to Manchester United's emotional Europa triumph

    Reaction to Manchester United's emotional Europa triumph

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    My three daughters were the first to take on board the accent, the frankness of the Manchester woman - "I gave him a VVQ (very very quick) farewell", is their way of talking about an unsatisfactory boyfriend - but my son was born in Manchester and I soon learnt to love its acerbic ways.
  • NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

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    The Senators are 0-5 in Game 7s, the last setback coming in the first round to the New York Rangers in 2012. One of two Stanley Cup winners on Ottawa's roster, Kelly - who won a Cup in 2011 with Boston - said his speech was casual, and nothing like the inspiration zeal one might see in the movies.
  • Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

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    The Penguins , in the National Hockey League title series for the fourth time in 10 years, will begin the defence of their 2016 crown with a home game on Monday when the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators arrive for Game One of the best-of-seven set.
  • Chris Kunitz: Kunitz OT goal sends PIT to Stanley Cup Final

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    And the team that found itself uncharacteristically on its heels for long stretches as it fended off the Blue Jackets in the first round, shut down the Capitals in the second and outlasted blue-collar Senators in the third is back where it was a year ago: heading to the Stanley Cup Final with confidence, momentum and more than a little bit of swagger.
  • Chris Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

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    Yet, sports historians frequently cite history when trying to make a point. Playoff hockey has always been a time when the rules somehow vanish from the game. Pittsburgh has been almost unflappable in the face of adversity under Mike Sullivan, going 12-2 in playoff games following a loss over the last two springs.
  • Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

    Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

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    The Russian tennis player had left the court for an injury timeout during the second game of the third set. "I will be getting all the necessary examinations to make sure it is not serious". WTA CEO Steve Simon released a statement on Wednesday responding to the wild-card announcements for the 2017 French Open. "She has complied with the sanction imposed", Simon said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press .
  • Celtics' Jae Crowder (thigh) says he's fine after Game 4

    Celtics' Jae Crowder (thigh) says he's fine after Game 4

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    The Cavs can reach their third straight NBA Finals, and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston. "I'm focused on Game 4". The visiting Celtics turned in another determined effort, defending stoutly and executing expertly on offense to shoot to an early lead, while forcing LeBron James to the bench in early foul trouble.
  • Welbeck hopes FA Cup victory can console Arsenal

    Welbeck hopes FA Cup victory can console Arsenal

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    And if he goes with three at the back, a formation that helped them win eight of their last nine games, the French coach will have to turn to his captain, who has not played the full 90 minutes in a game for over a year. Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 at Emirates Stadium in September, but suffered a 3-1 loss in the return fixture. He has been embraced by the Chelsea fans and walked off the pitch after last weekend's Premier League title celebrations wearing a wizard's hat in reference to the ...
  • Wreckage of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft found near China border

    Wreckage of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft found near China border

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    In addition, more personnel were also deployed to the existing four ground parties of IAF personnel, nine teams of the Indian Army and two teams of the state administration. The country's front line aircraft SU-30 MKI was inducted in Tezpur air base during the tenure of former IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal P K Barbora on June 15, 2009.
  • No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

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    Kyrie Irving backed up his massive game four with 24 points and seven assists, while Kevin Love had a double-double, adding 11 boards to his 15 points. He had never previously had so many first-half fouls in his 14-year career, and Cleveland trailed 33-46 at that stage. Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015.
  • Arsenal Misses UCL Slot First Time in 20 Years

    Arsenal Misses UCL Slot First Time in 20 Years

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    Wenger said earlier this year that he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions. However, Arsenal are suffering an injury crisis in defence with Laurent Koscielny (suspension) and Gabriel (knee injury) both missing this weekend, so Mertesacker looks set to play only his second game of the season - the FA Cup Final this Saturday.