Arsenal tie Emile Smith Rowe to long-term deal

Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League club have announced. The 20-year-old youth product, who joined the club at the age of nine, made 33 first-team appearances during a breakthrough campaign last season. As is club policy, the length of the new contract has not been made public but the news could put an end to speculation linking other clubs with the attacking midfielder. Recent reports had suggested Aston Villa were bidding to sign the England Under-21 international. Gunners manager Mike Arteta said:…

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Khris Middleton’s Bucks outduel Devin Booker’s Suns to tie NBA Finals

Khris Middleton drives for two of his 40 points in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The only thing that could stop Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was foul trouble. Well, that and Milwaukee Bucks wing Khris Middleton. Milwaukee’s unheralded All-Star scored 14 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter of Game 4 in the NBA Finals, including 10 straight in the final 2:07, to overcome Booker’s remarkable performance in a wild 109-103 Bucks win that tied the series, 2-2. Game 5 is scheduled for Saturday…

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Islanders tie series vs. Bruins by continuing to embrace four-line identity

Barry Trotz says if he wasn’t coaching, he’d be glued to his television watching the New York Islanders playing their riveting playoff series against the Boston Bruins. But if Trotz wasn’t coaching, the Islanders probably wouldn’t be there. Apart from the Islanders’ defensive stoutness, the evidence of the head coach’s impact is the way New York embraces and embodies the idea of a four-line team. That, and the fact the Islanders are in their eighth playoff series since Trotz arrived three years ago, and New York’s five series wins –…

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John Force Brittany Force tie Special Record at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Photo credit: MARC GEWERTZ A father and daughter duo will start race day atop both nitro categories for just the second time in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history, as John Force and Brittany Force finished as the No. 1 qualifiers in Funny Car and Top Fuel, respectively, on Saturday at the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 in their respective categories at the fourth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping…

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