Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'missed playing offensively' before leaving Manchester United for Arsenal

The 29-year-old was then asked whether he thinks Arsenal have turned their attention away from the Premier League and exclusively to the Europa League like United did last season. However the 29-year-old Armenian - who lifted the trophy with Jose Mourinho's Manchester United last season by beating Ajax in the final - is not taking anythin...

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  • Shining super-Nova: Villanova wins national championship over MI
Shining super-Nova: Villanova wins national championship over MI

You could see it early in the second half, when MI star center Moe Wagner missed a textbook blockout on a defensive rebound opportunity. Wagner had 11 points already, his 24 points and 15 rebounds against Loyola Chicago Saturday still fresh in all the minds.

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  • Philander bowls SA to historic win
Philander bowls SA to historic win

Wicketkeeper Tim Paine‚ Smith's replacement as Australia's captain‚ offered Temba Bavuma a friendly hug around the thighs - a gentle rugby tackle‚ perhaps - after the ball nestled between the flap of one of Bavuma's pads and his leg as he batted at the Golf Course End during South Africa's first innings on Saturday.

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  • UFC Notebook: 'Freak injury' forces Ferguson out of UFC 223
UFC Notebook: 'Freak injury' forces Ferguson out of UFC 223

For the fourth , yes fourth , time, a fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabibi Nurmagomedov will not happen after Ferguson (23-3) was forced to pull out of the fight due to a torn LCL from a freakish tripping accident. Happy Easter and to everyone out there, I believe there is a silver lining in this nightmare of a reality because this isn't an ...

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  • Hello, Ozil, hello: Arsenal star in friendly dig at Stoke police
Hello, Ozil, hello: Arsenal star in friendly dig at Stoke police

And explained afterwards that it was a tribute to his grandmother, who passed away recently. The win was Arsenal's 15th league of the season and the Gunners remain sixth in the table despite the victory. Lacazette promptly scored the spot kick to end a Premier League goal drought that started in January, and both players warmly embraced afterwa...

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  • ESPN goes with 'plus' branding for streaming service
ESPN goes with 'plus' branding for streaming service

ESPN + will be powered by BAMTech Media-which is 75 percent owned by The Walt Disney Company , 15 percent by MLB Advanced Media, and 9 percent by the NHL-and which will also power the Disney-branded OTT subscription service coming in late 2019 .

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  • Dodgers finally score, beat Giants 5-0
Dodgers finally score, beat Giants 5-0

The Giants' bullpen managed a 3.48 ERA against the Dodgers a year ago. Stratton is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers. It's the first time the Giants have failed to score more than one run in any of their first four games. Blach went 8-12 last season with a 4.78 ERA in 34 games (24 starts) as a rookie, and h...

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  • Pep Guardiola speaks of Salah, Mane, Firmino ahead Champions League clash
Pep Guardiola speaks of Salah, Mane, Firmino ahead Champions League clash

Gundogan knows Reds boss Klopp well having played for him at Borussia Dortmund , only to turn down a move to Liverpool two years ago in favour of signing for Guardiola. Gundogan had the chance to join up with Klopp again at Anfield when he chose to leave Dortmund in summer 2016. Guardiola had earlier insisted that City will have six further o...

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  • Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow
Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow

Smoak is hitting.467 so far this season with eight runs batted in over 15 at-bats. A tour bus full of long-faced Yankees fans pulled back into the parking lot of Yankee Trails. The Yankees split a four-game series on the road against the AL East rival Toronto Blue Jays , with the Pinstripes taking the first two before dropping the final pair.

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  • Las Palmas-Real Madrid: Zidane plots squad rotation
Las Palmas-Real Madrid: Zidane plots squad rotation

Real travel to Las Palmas in the league today. Of Bale's fitness, Giggs said: "I think he's coming to a stage where you really know your body, where you know when you can train and when you have to take a down day". Barca top the standings on 76 points but if second-placed Atletico Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday their advantage at ...

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  • Beau Hossler: Falls to Poulter in playoff
Beau Hossler: Falls to Poulter in playoff

Hossler , who also shot 67, ran off four straight birdies on the back nine to take a one-shot lead going to the final hole. Using the same putter he wielded so effectively to lead Europe to victory in the 2012 Ryder Cup, Poulter sank a 20-foot birdie putt at the last hole to force the playoff.

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  • Romelu Lukaku joins 100-goal club in Manchester United win
Romelu Lukaku joins 100-goal club in Manchester United win

Jesse Lingard was involved again to tee up the Chilean, who fired home smartly to end a run of seven games without a goal. The visitors made two changes for the second half as Tom Carroll and a Tammy Abraham replaced Ki Sung-yeung and Nathan Dyer .

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  • Zverev rolls into Miami final, will battle Isner
Zverev rolls into Miami final, will battle Isner

When you're that confident, even when you're super, super exhausted, you still find a way to win. "But I knew the second set would be much tougher". "Hopefully, I can continue so in the final, and we'll see how that goes". He couldn't be playing better, or serving better, right now. "But today John played better".

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  • Miami Open: Venus Williams knocked out by qualifier Danielle Collins
Miami Open: Venus Williams knocked out by qualifier Danielle Collins

Four double faults in the second brought Stephens back into contention as Azarenka lost three consecutive service games. "That's exactly what I did". Collins, credit to her, didn't make life easier for the Roland Garros champion who helped her opponent with a couple of backhand errors .

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  • Salah Hits Goal No.29 As Liverpool See Off Crystal Palace
Salah Hits Goal No.29 As Liverpool See Off Crystal Palace

Saido Mane restored parity for Liverpool four minutes after the restart. Goals from Mane and a late strike by Mohamed Salah secured the points for Liverpool after Palace had taken the lead through Luka Milivojevic. Roy Hodgson's side squeezed the space expertly, were happy to cede possession for long periods and knew that when the ball was...

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  • Astros Opening Series: Things to know about first pitch, anthem singers, giveaways
Astros Opening Series: Things to know about first pitch, anthem singers, giveaways

Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor hit back-to-back sacrifice flies for a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning against 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor Dallas Keuchel . Rangers manager Jeff Banister said he likes opening the season against baseball's best. Houston will counter with ace Justin Verlander . He is 6-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his six regular-se...

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  • I wanted to join LA Galaxy before Man Utd move - Ibrahimovic
I wanted to join LA Galaxy before Man Utd move - Ibrahimovic

The 36-year-old could make his debut against Los Angeles FC on Saturday and says he is "hungry" to play . Current FA rules prohibit active players from promoting, consulting or being associated with betting companies, but Ibrahimovic's recent move to Major League Soccer ( MLS ) appears to have paved the way for him to officially link up with B...

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  • Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal
Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal

Pitching for the Rockies last season, Holland won the Comeback Player of the Year award last season. The 32-year-old Holland, ranked 19th in Yahoo Sports' Ultimate Free Agent Tracker , led the National League with 41 saves for the Colorado Rockies and put together one of the best first halves in baseball before a terrible second-half stretch t...

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  • Herd trio considers National Basketball Association draft
Herd trio considers National Basketball Association draft

UCLA guard Aaron Holiday says he will forgo his senior year to enter the National Basketball Association draft. Bridges averaged 17 points and seven rebounds last season with the Spartans. Hudson led Florida with 15.4 points per game, including a team-best 19.5 PPG over the Gators' two NCAA Tournament games. Many thought Bridges would decl...

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