May 30, 2015

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Prince William issues call for Fifa to ‘put the sport first’ –
The Duke of Cambridge has urged world football governing body Fifa to “show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first”. Prince William, the president of the FA, made his comments during a speech before the cup final at Wembley. He urged sponsors and other backers to use their influence with Fifa to support reform. It comes after Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter was re-elected, following the arrests of seven people linked to Fifa. [BBC]

Arsenal win the FA Cup for 12th time –
Arsenal beat fellow Premier League side Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley in London, the largest margin of victory in an FA Cup Final since 1994. The title means Arsenal manager has won 6 FA Cups equalling a record set by former Aston Villa manager George Ramsay – who previously stood alone with the record for his victories with Villa between 1887 and 1920. Arsenal’s goals were scored by Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesaker and Olivier Giroud. See List of the Day 1
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Barcelona wins Copa del Rey –
Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 with goals from Lionel Messi (2) and Neymar. Along with fellow striker Luis Suarez, the trio have scored 120 goals this season, the most by three players in the history of first class football.
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Wolfsburg win German Cup final –
Wolfsburg win the German Cup for the first time beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1. Luiz Gustavo, Kevin De Bruyne and Bas Dost scored Wolfsburg’s Goals. It was Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s final match in charge of the team.
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Paris St Germain win French treble –
Paris St-Germain became the first French team to win a domestic treble beating Auxerre 1-0 in the French Cup final. Laurent Blanc’s side also beat Bastia 4-0 to win the French League Cup and were crowned Ligue 1 champions for a third successive year. Edinson Cavani scored the only goal in the final.
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Alastair Cook: Captain becomes England’s leading Test run scorer –
Alastair Cook has passed Graham Gooch to become England’s leading Test run scorer. In reaching 32 on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley, he overtook Gooch’s mark of 8,900, which has stood since 1995. England captain Cook, 30, is playing his 114th Test, having made his debut in 2006. [BBC] See LIst of the Day 2

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Arsene Wenger managerial career (as of May 30, 2015)

Club From To Record
G W D[c] L Win %
AS Nancy 1 July 1984 1 July 1987 114 33 30 51 28.95
AS Monaco 1 July 1987 17 September 1994 266 130 53 83 48.87
Nagoya Grampus 9 December 1994 30 September 1996 56 38 0 18 67.86
Arsenal 1 October 1996 Present 1,065 612 249 204 57.46
Total 1,501 813 332 356 54.16

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English cricket Test run record [as of 30 May 2015 – from Wikipedia]

Rank Runs Player Matches Innings Average
1 8,944 Alastair Cook 113 197 46.82
2 8,900 Graham Gooch 118 215 42.58
3 8,463 Alec Stewart 133 255 39.55
4 8,231 David Gower 117 204 44.25
5 8,181 Kevin Pietersen 104 181 47.28
6 8,114 Geoffrey Boycott 108 193 47.72
7 7,728 Michael Atherton 115 212 37.70
8 7,624 Colin Cowdrey 114 188 44.07
9 7,310 Ian Bell 106 183 45.40
10 7,249 Wally Hammond 85 140 58.46
Source: [10]. Last updated: 31 May 2015.

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May 28, 2016

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Real Madrid lift Champions League on penalties –
Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after beating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead before Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty. However, substitute Yannick Carrasco sent the Champions League final into extra-time with a close-range finish. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty after Juanfran had missed. Zidane, a Champions League winner with Real as a player in 2002, replaced Rafael Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu in January, with Real still reeling from a bruising 4-0 hammering by Barcelona earlier in the season and facing the prospect of a second successive campaign without major silverware. The 43-year-old finishes it as the seventh different manager to deliver a European Cup to Real. [BBC]
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Winners of the Champions League since 2000 [from Wikipedia]

2000–01  Germany Bayern Munich 1–1*[G] Valencia  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,500
2001–02  Spain Real Madrid 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen  Germany Hampden Park, Glasgow 50,499
2002–03  Italy Milan 0–0*[H] Juventus  Italy Old Trafford, Manchester 62,315
2003–04  Portugal Porto 3–0 AS Monaco  France Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen 53,053
2004–05  England Liverpool 3–3*[I] Milan  Italy Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul 69,000
2005–06  Spain Barcelona 2–1 Arsenal  England Stade de France, Saint-Denis 79,610
2006–07  Italy Milan 2–1 Liverpool  England Olympic Stadium, Athens 63,000
2007–08  England Manchester United 1–1*[J] Chelsea  England Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 67,310
2008–09  Spain Barcelona 2–0 Manchester United  England Stadio Olimpico, Rome 62,467
2009–10  Italy Internazionale 2–0 Bayern Munich  Germany Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 73,490
2010–11  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Manchester United  England Wembley Stadium, London 87,695
2011–12  England Chelsea 1–1*[K] Bayern Munich  Germany Allianz Arena, Munich 62,500
2012–13  Germany Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund  Germany Wembley Stadium, London 86,298
2013–14  Spain Real Madrid 4–1dagger Atlético Madrid  Spain Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 60,976
2014–15  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Juventus  Italy Olympiastadion, Berlin 70,442
2015–16  Spain Real Madrid 1–1*[L] Atlético Madrid  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,942
dagger Match was won during extra time
* Match was won on a penalty shoot-out

G. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty-shootout 5–4.

H. Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Milan won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

I. Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

J. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty-shootout 6–5.

K. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty-shootout 4–3.

L. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty-shootout 5–3.

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