‘The spirit of the team was outstanding’ – Wenger praises Arsenal’s fight after comeback win

Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his Arsenal players after they were forced to come from behind twice to take a 4-3 win over Leicester in the Premier League curtain raiser for the 2017-18 season.  Two late goals, one from Aaron Ramsey and one from Olivier Giroud, brought the Gunners back from a one-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes, giving the club a positive result to start the season.  Arsenal 11/1 to win the Premier League  The late fight-back had the French manager lauding his team’s “spirit” while he also praised their opponests for being clinical …

Day, Spieth struggle while others go low in Rd. 3

AKRON, Ohio – There were plenty of low scores available Saturday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but the day’s marquee pairing walked off the course in frustration. Former world No. 1s Jordan Spieth and Jason Day played together for the third straight round at Firestone Country Club, each entering the day three shots off the lead. For Spieth, it was a chance to vie for a third straight win, while for Day it represented his first chance to contend since a playoff loss in May at the AT&T Byron Nelson. But both players sputtered with a pair of bogeys down the stretch, and the chances of either leaving with the Gary …

Osorio’s suspension still could have repercussions beyond the Gold Cup

Mexico will be fine without the manager in the technical area but will give the coach plenty to think about as he serves the ban Hopefully Mexico players have enjoyed working with Luis Pompilio Paez. Juan Carlos Osorio’s assistant prepared the team for the Gold Cup and now will lead it at the tournament after Osorio was handed a six-game suspension by FIFA for using “insulting words towards the match officials while displaying an aggressive attitude towards them” in the third-place game of the Confederations Cup. Osorio suspended six matches …

Perez to remain Madrid president until 2021

No candidates ran against the 70-year-old, though it seems he has a job on his hands to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Santiago Bernabeu Florentino Perez will remain Real Madrid president until 2021 after no candidates ran against him. Ronaldo dodges press conference Perez, who first held the position in 2000, won uncontested, the Spanish and European champions announced on Monday. The 70-year-old has overseen a period of continued success at Madrid, who claimed their third Champions League in four seasons in 2016-17. Zinedine Zidane’s men also clinched the Liga …

‘He should hang up his boots now!’ – Heynckes jokes Kroos should retire after Champions League win

The Real Madrid midfielder has now lifted the European Cup three times, as well as the World Cup once with Germany, at the age of 27 Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has jokingly told Toni Kroos he might as well retire now after winning the Champions League for the third time in his career. Low defends Confed Cup squad The Germany international was part of the Bayern team that won the treble under Heynckes in 2012-13, but whereas the Allianz Arena side have since failed to add another European title…

You Oughta Know: Simpson seeking to bat .500

Webb Simpson has led or co-led after the third round five previous times in his PGA Tour career, winning twice. He won the 2011 Wyndham Championship and the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished T-2 in the 2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, fourth in the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship and T-7 in the 2012 Greenbrier Classic. Here are some other things You Oughta Know going into the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational: • Simpson has played the Horrible Horseshoe (Nos. 3-5 and traditionally Colonial’s toughest stretch) at 1 under this week, with eight pars and one birdie. • Simpson is making his fourth start at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. He missed the cut in his …

After Further Review: Moving The Players

Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here’s what’s weighing on our writers’ minds. On holding The Players Championship in May or March: The PGA Tour has some tweaks to make to its flagship event, and a move up the calendar would be a good start. There is a general expectation that The Players Championship will switch from May back to March at some point in the near future. In the 11 years since it’s been played in the heat of late spring, there have been constant changes to the greens and course – and according to some players,  they still don’t have it right. Adam Scott, who won in 2004 when it was in March, was particularly outspoken…

LOOK: Here’s the sweet note that Tom Brady wrote his mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an emotional time for a lot of people around the world. Some people are happy to share time with their mothers, wives, sisters, and/or friends, while others are sad.  Tom Brady is no exception, and this year he wanted to make sure his mother felt especially appreciated. Brady’s mother, Galynn, has been battling cancer for a while now, and she attended only one of her son’s games this past season. That game was the Super Bowl, which the Patriots won after Brady led a furious, historic comeback from 25 points down nearing the end of the third quarter.  After the game, the Bradys got the whole family (plus more) together for a photo on the field. Brady shared that photo on Instagram with a…

Oosthuizen hangs around with less than his best

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Louis Oosthuizen is keenly aware that his third-round play at The Players Championship could have sent his score ballooning, as was the case for so many of his peers amid difficult and blustery conditions Saturday at TPC Sawgrass. Instead, he’s still very much in the mix heading into Sunday. Oosthuizen began with a share of the lead but bogeyed two of his first six holes and never got quite on track en route to a 1-over 73. But he sprinkled …

Rockets-Spurs: Houston wins the matchups, and the game, it wasn’t supposed to

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are not going to play much worse in their second-round series vs. Houston than they did in their 126-99 loss to the Rockets. It’s also doubtful that the Rockets will play much better than they did for the rest of this series. The calls after the game from both teams was “It’s one game,” as Gregg Popovich summed up the game as only he does, with “We lost, and they won, and they played better.”  But for the Spurs, the concern comes…