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Last month , Usmanov said Kroenke is to blame for the club's recent troubles. This includes the need to prepare a successor for Wenger, but in a very respectful way. Usmanov, 63, is a strong supporter of under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Usmanov and Kroenke have been battling for control of the club for nearly a decade.
  • Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

    Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

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    The only person who could relate is James, whose struggles in his first Finals with Miami snowballed so furiously that Dallas took the title. "To be headed to the NBA Finals is a great way to combat all that talk". Brown, who once coached James with the Cavaliers, has emphasized perseverance when dealing with James, especially since Kevin Durant will be dealing with him much of the time .
  • Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals

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    This was the seventh straight time that LeBron James advanced to the NBA Finals . As for the Cavs chances of defending their title and beating the Warriors , Champ said they have the confidence. In the two games in which Durant has face the Cavaliers in a Warriors uniform, Durant has averaged 28.5 points per game, including a 36-point performance on Christmas Day.
  • Diego Costa wants Atletico Madrid move

    Diego Costa wants Atletico Madrid move

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    Diego Costa says the only club he would leave Chelsea for is his old side Atletico Madrid . "But it will not be to China". However, according to The Independent , the 28-year-old could leave the club in a hard position as he favours a return to Atletico Madrid over any other option were he to leave west London.
  • Brown, Kerr Ailing As NBA Finals Approach

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    Golden State Warriors interim coach Mike Brown is reportedly recovering from an illness he suffered earlier Monday. The three-time champion said playing Golden State is "going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise".
  • Sportswriter Tweets Japanese Indy 500 Winner Makes Him 'Uncomfortable'

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    Sports writer Terry Frei of the Denver Post may have thought he was boosting for the United States of America when he wrote a Tweet saying he was "uncomfortable" that a Japanese driver won the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, but he soon found that few if anyone agreed with him when Twitter lashed back.
  • Wenger agrees two-year contract extension at Arsenal

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    Wenger, who has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups with the Gunners, will attend an Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday when the contract should be rubber-stamped. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, meanwhile, described Wenger as " one of the best managers in history ". Wenger had previously knocked back the notion of having a "Director of Football" come in to help him with transfers and other organizational aspects and it is believed that will not happen at Arsenal ...
  • 200 dead in mudslides

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    Aid workers said the focus was slowly shifting from search and rescue to relief and recovery - where people were returning to their homes from the temporary camps and would need help to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. Aid agencies are bracing for more possible rains as well as an uptick in dengue , cholera and other water-borne diseases. "We're particularly anxious we could start seeing a further increase in the number of dengue cases because of the stagnant water that the floods ...
  • Lue: Celtics tougher to defend than Warriors

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    Then, with four-time league MVP LeBron James saddled with four fouls, they fell behind by 16 points in the second quarter of Game 4 before Kyrie Irving came to the rescue and sparked a 112-99 triumph at Quicken Loans Arena. "It's cute." ... The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team.
  • British and Irish Lions touch down for their 13th tour of NZ

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    Tattooed Maori warriors performed a haka to greet the composite team of elite players from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, marking the start of the almost six-week tour. Hansen insisted "when we tour we have total control over when we leave the country" in an early mind-games dig at the Lions - but the tourists were disinterested in engaging in any phoney war as they acclimatised to their new surroundings.
  • Collision & Damage for Ben Ainslie in America's Cup Qualifiers

    Collision & Damage for Ben Ainslie in America's Cup Qualifiers

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    Artemis Racing wont have to wait long for a rematch, as both teams are paired to race tomorrow for the start of the second Round Robin of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers . With the weekend crowded due to Friday's schedule being blown out by too much wind, Oracle was the only team to sail three races Sunday. In their final race of the day, Spithill's crew scored a convincing win over SoftBank Team Japan , who had earlier lost to Emirates Team New Zealand .
  • Nashville Predators' Dead Catfish Thrower Charged with Crime

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    Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. It was one of the strangest Stanley Cup Final openers in memory, and while the Pittsburgh Penguins came away with a 5-3 victory, their performance against the Nashville Predators was anything but stellar.