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Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win FA Cup

  Arsenal has won the FA Cup for a record 13th time in a thrilling final by beating 10-man Chelsea. The Gunners had controversially taken the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez, but the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey, who was stood in an offside position. Ramsey did not touch …

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Supreme Court Upholds Messi’s Spanish Jail Sentence

  A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. BBC reports that Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.6m) …

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Manchester United Beat Ajax To Win Europa League

  Two goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped Manchester United beat Ajax to win the Europa League and reach next season’s Champions League. Pogba scored with a deflected strike before Mkhitaryan’s close-range finish on an emotional night in Stockholm. United’s players wore black armbands in respect of those killed in the Manchester terror …

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Crystal Palace Manager, Sam Allardyce Resigns After Five Months

  Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager five months after he joined the Premier League club. Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December on a two-and-half-year deal with the Eagles one point above the relegation zone. “I have no ambitions to take another job,” Allardyce said in a statement. “I want to be able …

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Novak Djokovic Loses Italian Open Final To Alexander Zverev, Plan To Hire Agassi

  World number two Novak Djokovic said Andre Agassi will be his new coach after the Serb lost in the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev. The 12-time Grand Slam winner separated with his coach earlier in May. Former world number one Agassi will be with Djokovic in Paris for the French Open, which starts …

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Misery For Arsenal As Manchester City, Liverpool Book Champions League Berths

  Arsene Wenger’s torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the Premier League season. Wenger’s side won 3-1 against Everton, but Liverpool’s 3-0 …

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Four-Goal Kane Eyes Golden Boot After Crushing Leicester

  Harry Kane staked his claim to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer with a scintillating four-goal blast in Tottenham’s 6-1 demolition of Leicester on Thursday. Although Tottenham were unable to overhaul champions Chelsea in the title race, Mauricio Pochettino’s vibrant young side look certain to make a renewed challenge next term and Kane …

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Air-Conditioned Qatar World Cup Stadium Ready

  With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday. The Khalifa International Stadium — complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup — will host …

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Anthony Joshua May Face Klitshko In A Rematch

  A rematch between unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko could take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October. Briton Joshua stopped Klitschko at Wembley last month to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown. BBC reports that Wales’ rugby union team will play at the Principality Stadium for most Saturdays …

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Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic To Reach Madrid Open Final

  Four-time champion Rafael Nadal ended a three-year, seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic to reach the final of the Madrid Open. The Spaniard, 30, won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final. Nadal improved his record on clay this year to 14-0 and will face …

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