FA CUP SEMI FINAL ARSENAL X WIGAN

    We all know it has been over 8 years almost 9 since Arsenal have lifted any sort of silverware. Although they have been consistent in making UCL virtually every year, it seems they are content, the players that is, in just being in contention every year. Winning the league has been near impossible due to the spending likes of Manchester City and consistent play of Man Utd and Chelsea. Up until this year though, things seemed like the streak drought would continue for Arsenal’s silverware chances. They were leaders for a good while in the league table up until late. In their last five they have managed just one win, which brings them into Wembley with no great form to rely on. But a fire burns inside for Arsene Wenger, longtime manager and believer of Arsenal, that they can win this game and move onto the final. The odds look good from far away but Wigan Athletic won this cup last year even though they are without their great coach Roberto Martinez. They are back again but are also in poor form. Wigan is still in contention of getting promoted but they also have only one win in their last five. I think it is time for Arsenal to rise to the occasion and take this opportunity because based on the last 8 years we do not know if it is possible they can make it back again to a stage like this! 

 

Arsenal wins and over 2.5 goals 

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Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer scores 51 points (VIDEO)

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Corey Brewer averages 12.2 points in 32.2 minutes per game for the Timberwolves this season, and had never scored 30 points in a single game at any time during his seven-year NBA career.

That made his accomplishment on Friday all the more special.

Brewer poured in 51 points on 19-of-30 shooting, to go along with six steals in Minnesota’s 112-110 victory over the Rockets. He became the fifth different player to score at least that many this season, joining Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Terrence Ross, and Kevin Durant (who accomplished it twice).

There are additional oddities to Brewer’s performance.

From Ryan Feldman of ESPN Stats & Information:

What do Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Rick Barry and Corey Brewer have in common?

They’re the only players in NBA history with at least 50 points and six steals in a game (steals became official in 1973-74). …

The lowest previous career high for a…

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Watch: Jose Abreu’s 2 Homers Against Indians

This guy can hit for sure, maybe 40 bombs this year? quite possible

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(CBS) In just a few short weeks, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has become a household name in Major League Baseball. He has an AL-best four homers and an MLB-best 14 RBIs while batting .300 with a 1.108 OPS.

Abreu had another big night Thursday against the Indians, when he launched a pair of homers — the second time in three games in which he went yard twice. The first homer was on a hanging slider and of the majestic variety, but the second one was arguably more impressive. He sent a backdoor breaking ball down and away screaming over the left-field wall. There’s only a select group of players in all of baseball who could’ve hit that pitch so hard.

Watch below and then tell us, will Abreu hit 35-plus homers for the White Sox this season?


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Giglio: Mets Don’t Need Repeat Of 1st Base Sham, Name Lagares Starter Now

I really enjoy what I have seen this season from Mets. Hopefully they can win 85 games and make a wild card spot. Pitching staff is holding its own.

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By Joe Giglio
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During the 50-plus year history of the New York Mets, public relations hasn’t been the strongest attribute of the organization. Lately, that thought has manifested itself with confounding and ridiculous day-to-day mixed messages from unnamed front office sources and manager Terry Collins.

The incessant coverage and talk around the Mets’ first base situation has been spurred on by Collins’ behavior and decision-making process. From naming Lucas Duda the starter “for now” to finding ways to get Ike Davis’ bat in the lineup to the refusal to stick with a plan, Mets fans should take what the team says with a grain of salt.

However, there’s one positive and forward-thinking announcement Collins could make: naming center fielder Juan Lagares an everyday player for the rest of the 2014 season.

Although the team and Collins are under no pressure to make any announcements surrounding the 25-year-old…

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Silverman: Pacquiao Still Has The Fire Needed To Dismantle Bradley

Loving Manny tomorrow night, I witnessed this first bout 2 years ago and am still shocked. He should get his revenge and face Money Mayweather for their next fights.

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By Steve Silverman
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Manny Pacquiao is stepping in the ring Saturday night against Timothy Bradley, and this may have escaped your attention because the Yankees are playing the Red Sox, the Rangers are about to embark upon the postseason, the Tigerless Masters is in full flight and the Giants and Jets are preparing for the NFL draft.

Boxing may have become a niche sport, but getting a chance to see Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO) in the ring is worth your time. He is one of the two most compelling figures in the sport over the last decade – Floyd Mayweather being the other – and Pacquiao can complete his redemption with a compelling victory over the undefeated Bradley (31-0-0, 12 KO).

Bradley was unable to get the best of Pacquiao when they met in 2012, but it was one of those moments in boxing that makes you…

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Andre Iguodala breaks Quincy Millers’ ankles. Badly. (VIDEO)

had the opportunity to watch this LIVE!!

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There are crossovers, and then there are crossovers.

You’re not going to see one used to greater impact than what Andre Iguodala did to Quincy Miller midway through the first quarter of Golden State’s game against Denver.

Iguodala was pushing the ball up in transition and Miller was trying to pester him. Iggy went behind the back to create space, then crossed over Miller and just dropped him. Hard.

That may be the best crossover of the season. Certainly in the top handful.

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