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Emery can improve Arsenal overnight

The shock news emerging on Monday indicates that Arsenal are on the verge of appointing as their new head coach a man who won a clean sweep of all four domestic competitions available to him last season. In two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, in fact, Unai Emery managed to win seven trophies — as many as Tottenham have managed in ...

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Marcotti's Musings: Mourinho must fix Man United's style this summer

Winning the FA Cup on Saturday will have absolutely no bearing on whether or not Antonio Conte sticks around as Chelsea manager. In that sense, the “oldest cup competition in the world” is even less relevant than usual, which doesn’t mean it was a fruitless exercise. We learned something, too, getting further confirmation that he can match tactical wits in ...

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Harbaugh to take U-M to South Africa in 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he is taking his team to South Africa in 2019. Harbaugh revealed the destination of next year’s trip on Monday during an interview with WTKA-AM. He said the Wolverines will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg and go on a safari. Harbaugh took his team to France this year and Italy last ...

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Raiders sign draft picks Brandon Parker, Nick Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round tackle Brandon Parker and fourth-round cornerback Nick Nelson to rookie contracts. The moves announced Monday leave only third-round defensive end Arden Key unsigned among the Raiders’ nine draft picks. Parker was selected 65th overall after playing four seasons at North Carolina A&T. He started all 48 games of his career at ...

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Incognito becomes a free agent after being cut by Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Richie Incognito’s playing days might not be over after all. The veteran guard is free to resume his career after the Buffalo Bills released him from their reserve/retired list on Monday. The move represents the latest twist in what’s become an unsettling offseason for Incognito. He now becomes a free agent some six weeks after abruptly ...

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Wolfsburg sees off Kiel’s challenge to stay in Bundesliga

KIEL, Germany (AP) Wolfsburg successfully defended its Bundesliga status by beating Holstein Kiel 1-0 in the second leg of their relegation-promotion playoff on Monday. Robin Knoche’s second-half goal gave Wolfsburg a 4-1 victory on aggregate for its second playoff victory over the third-placed team from the second division in as many seasons. Volkswagen-backed Wolfsburg finished third from bottom in the ...

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Courtney Force wins 2nd straight NHRA Funny Car race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Courtney Force won her second straight Funny Car race, capturing the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals on Monday. Force powered her Chevrolet Camaro to a pass of 3.928 seconds at 329.83 mph to defeat defending world champion and teammate Robert Hight in the final round. This was the first time Force has won consecutive races. It was her ...

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NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

DETROIT (AP) The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. ”The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL,” the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions’ interviewing process. Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced in ...

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Warriors' Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with sore knee

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston. Iguodala has a sore left knee and there’s a chance his status could be upgraded later Monday, the team said. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP has been starting regularly this postseason, including the first three games of ...

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Brewers, Diamondbacks headed in opposite directions at the plate

The Milwaukee Brewers‘ offense is heating up after a slow start. They’ve scored at least five runs in seven of their last 10 games, and scored eight in back-to-back games against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. But with their bullpen firing on all cylinders, their magic number remains pretty low: Three. Milwaukee is 25-5 (.833) this season when scoring ...

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