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  • 27 May 2017
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (AFP Photo/Lindsey PARNABY)

    Medals don’t matter to Wenger ahead of FA Cup final

    Arsene Wenger has revealed he has given away every single medal he has won during his more than 20 years as Arsenal manager. The Frenchman has the chance to lift the FA Cup for a record seventh tim...

  • LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has hinted that he is chasing the

    Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy

    LeBron James was once among thousands of youngsters striving to "be like Mike," but the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar never dreamed he'd be mentioned in the same breath as Chicago Bulls icon Michael J...

  • 26 May 2017
    Sevilla's Argentinian coach Jorge Sampaoli's future at Barcelona is far from clear with long-term sporting ...

    Argentina crave Sampaoli’s magic touch

    Argentina hope their new coach Jorge Sampaoli's magic touch, along with returning striker Lionel Messi's magic skills, will spirit them through a rocky qualifying campaign to the 2018 World Cup. Sa...

  • Tejay van Garderen celebrates his first Giro victory as Mikel Landa is left to ponder ...

    Landa dedicates win to tragic Scarponi

    Team Sky's Mikel Landa paid tribute to late Italian rival and friend Michele Scarponi after another gutsy ride in the mountains finally paid out with victory on the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia Thu...

  • This file photo taken on February 4, 2017 shows Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva passing the ball ...

    Monaco’s Silva to join Man City

    Manchester City began their campaign to snatch the Premier League title from Chelsea next season when they signed Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco in a deal reported to...

  • Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland poses with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia ...

    Wawrinka in Geneva final as Nishikori slumps

    Top seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka reached the Geneva clay court final on Friday where he'll face German outsider Mischa Zverev who stunned Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka,...

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been at the centre of speculation over his future (AFP ...

    Conte sees Wenger lasting beyond FA Cup final

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte does not believe Saturday's meeting with Arsenal in the FA Cup final will be Arsene Wenger's last game as manager of the north London club. Wenger is yet to extend his...

  • (FILES) This file photo taken on April 25, 2017 shows Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrating ...

    Changeable Costa eyes golden Wembley sunset

    Never far from the headlines, Diego Costa will look to bring a turbulent season to a doubly triumphant conclusion when Chelsea tackle Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley. The quarrelsome ...

  • Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kisses the trophy for Bundesliga top scorer after the German ...

    Dortmund eye Cup, Aubameyang eyes exit door

    Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club. ...

  • Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match ...

    Wenger seeks comfort in quest for seventh FA Cup

    Bruised but unbowed, Arsene Wenger hopes to end the most painful season of his long tenure as Arsenal manager with a record-breaking FA Cup final victory over Double-chasing Chelsea. Though he has ...

  • Arsenal's striker Alexis Sanchez takes a shot at goal which is disallowed during the English ...

    Sanchez – the ‘Wonder Kid’ seeking greatness

    Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal is in doubt with rumours about a move to Bayern Munich but few Gunners' fans would begrudge him bowing out with a second FA Cup winners medal. The 28-year-old Chi...

  • BOSTON, MA - MAY 25: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks in the third quarter ...

    ‘King’ James hits milestone as Cavs seal Warriors finals rematch

    The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtic...

  • 25 May 2017
    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sits in his car during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, on ...

    Vettel flies in Monaco but Hamilton labours

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel expects Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to mount a qualifying fight-back to match his flying form for Ferrari in practice for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. The four-t...

  • Soldiers on the street are a rare sight in Britain (AFP Photo/Justin TALLIS)

    Manhunt in Manchester as probe leak row grows

    Britain Thursday closed in on a jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester concert attack, as grief mixed with anger at the US over leaked material from the probe. The shellshocked countr...

  • Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho poses with the trophy after during the UEFA Europa ...

    Mourinho restores Man United’s winning feeling

    Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United. There was lit...

  • Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Venus Williams of the US during ...

    Missing stars let French Open pretenders dream

    Serena Williams' bombshell pregnancy announcement last month triggered a sequence of events that has left this year's women's draw at Roland Garros wide open and primed for a new champion. The 23...

  • 24 May 2017
    Manchester United's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (C) celebrates scoring the second goal with Manchester United's ...

    Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

    Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week's terror attack in Manchester. A night that beg...

  • Chelsea defender John Terry salutes the crowd at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 (AFP Photo/Ian ...

    ‘I couldn’t care less’ Terry hits back at his farewell critics

    Defiant Chelsea captain John Terry on Wednesday brushed off criticism of his controversial farewell substitution at Stamford Bridge which caused a furore in the English media. The 36-year-old centr...

  • Chelsea's players gather on the pitch with the English Premier League trophy, as they celebrate ...

    Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

    Champions Chelsea cancelled Sunday's Premier League victory parade saying it was "inappropriate" after the Manchester suicide bombing that left 22 dead and over 60 wounded. "Everyone associated wit...

  • Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gestures after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league ...

    Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi jail sentence

    Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged ...

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