Five classic FA Cup finals

Prior to Arsenal’s meeting with Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, AFP Sport selects five of the best finals from the world’s oldest domestic cup tournament:Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3, 1953Even with his team-mate Stan Mortensen grabbing…

May 26, 2017

Visa problems hit Prefontaine Classic – official

Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov is among around 10 athletes who have been prevented from competing in this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting because of visa problems, race officials said Friday.Tom Jordan, director of the prestigiou…

May 26, 2017

Celtics’ Thomas says hip surgery not top option

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas said surgery is not currently the best option for his injured right hip although it could eventually prove necessary.Thomas aggravated a right hip injury in the second game of the Eastern Conference fin…

May 26, 2017

Celebrities turn out for funeral of rock icon Cornell

A host of celebrities turned out in Los Angeles on Friday for a private funeral service for grunge rock icon Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his hotel room last week.Among those who gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to pay their respects as t…

May 26, 2017

Mertesacker ready for final despite lack of game time

Per Mertesacker has revealed he will go into Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea without a single minute of reserve-team football following a serious knee injury.And the German, picked because of a defensive injury crisis, is set to s…

May 26, 2017

Clean-living Conte keen for Wembley cigar

Health-conscious Chelsea manager Antonio Conte plans to indulge himself with some champagne and a cigar if his side succeed in overcoming Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final.Conte, 47, does not smoke, generally steers clear of champagne and even eschews…

May 26, 2017

Josh Radnor is Sued for his Big Deck

“How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor was sued by his neighbor over construction of Radnor’s big deck at his Hollywood Hills home

May 26, 2017

Dodgers say Lasorda ‘doing well’ after pacemaker op

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was “doing well” Friday after surgery to replace his pacemaker, the Major League Baseball team said.”Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery to replace his pacemaker yesterday. He’s doing well and looking forwar…

May 26, 2017

Spirited 14-man Saints clinch final European spot

Northampton Saints produced a memorable performance in overcoming captain Tom Wood being sent off to beat French giants Stade Francais 23-22 in their European Champions Cup play-off on Friday. The Saints — European champions back in 2000 — looked…

May 26, 2017