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Sport Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League
Author: 0 Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

Both sides and crowds in the Friends Arena observed one-minute silence for the victims in Manchester bomb attack Monday night. "On behalf of the players and the staff, we at Ajax would like to express sympathy with the victims". " That's the way I look at things". "Now, Europa League , Champions League , in my most hard season as a manager". "It was a great final and my first European final with United, hopefully the first of many".

Author: 0 Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final

Also, how about this for a insane statistic from Sky Sports Statto in London: The last time Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League (1995-96), Newcastle finished second, Aston Villa finished fourth, Chelsea were 11th and Manchester City were so poor, they were relegated.

Sport Arsene Wenger Speaks On Arsenal's Miss of Top 4 Spot, Champions League
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Speaks On Arsenal's Miss of Top 4 Spot, Champions League

Liverpool ended the season in positive fashion by securing a top four finish in the Premier League , meaning they will enter next season's Champions League at the play-off round. Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons. We are professionals and part of being professional is to perform when the environment is not positive.

Author: 0 "Manchester United" won the Europa League

Centre-back Sanchez, who has scored six goals in 44 appearances for Ajax this term, is rated highly by the Dutch outfit and made his debut for Colombia a year ago. And with two minutes played of the second half, they were hit by a United sucker punch. Ajax were appearing in their first continental showpiece match since the 1996 Champions League decider and fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days - the youngest to have ever started a major European final.

Sport Pogba, Mkhitaryan lead Man Utd to emotional Europa League triumph
Author: 0 Pogba, Mkhitaryan lead Man Utd to emotional Europa League triumph

They scored two lucky goals. The win means Manchester United have a place in the Champions League next season. It will also help United's coffers. Victory enabled United to complete a sweep of European trophies. Jose Mourinho confessed Manchester United's Europa League win "reminded me of Inter-Bayern Munich - we had it in the bag from the first minute".

Sport People of Manchester will pull together, says Mourinho
Author: 0 People of Manchester will pull together, says Mourinho

I don't want to see any worldwide friendlies, I am selfish. Strides have certainly been made, but any progress has lacked the tangibility to meet many people's expectations. "It was one of my aims when I came - to win big trophies". "The importance of it is just beyond anything else because it will set the club up going forward to bring in the best players and that's something they need to do".

Sport Arsenal Stan Kroenke rules out sale of Premier League club
Author: 0 Arsenal Stan Kroenke rules out sale of Premier League club

Kroenke is a disliked figure around the Emirates, often criticised for his lack of commitment and investment into Arsenal Football Club. English media reported that Kroenke has yet to formally respond to the offer, which was made last month and was reported initially by the Financial Times .

Author: 0 Europa League Final Betting: Ajax vs Manchester United

Jose Mourinho did not have the type of season that he would've liked at the helm of Manchester United . The FC panel were all positive after watching Manchester United thoroughly dominate an electric, albeit young Ajax side. Therefore, there's no reason to doubt his ability to cope with the pressure of a major European final. We didn't. I haven't see the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football, high pressing and being dominant.

Sport Browns hire former Colts GM Grigson as personal executive
Author: 0 Browns hire former Colts GM Grigson as personal executive

Despite helping Indianapolis to three playoff appearances, many will remember Grigson for trading a first round pick to acquire Trent Richardson from the Browns , a move that was roundly criticized. "He is a good man, and as part of this organization, he worked tirelessly to make us better". Grigson was out of a job for four months before landing on his feet and getting a gig with the Cleveland Browns .

Sport Scott Dixon Takes Pole Position for 101st Running of Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Scott Dixon Takes Pole Position for 101st Running of Indianapolis 500

Fellow Chip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan , who had been with Dixon after competing for the pole, told reporters two suspects were arrested by police late on Sunday night. RACER's Robin Miller reports on the robbery. Ed Carpenter , who qualified second, came in at 231.664 miles per hour. Alexander Ross , the defending Indianapolis 500 champion, came in at third with 231.487 miles per hour.

Sport United fans unveil special banner in Stockholm for victims of attack
Author: 0 United fans unveil special banner in Stockholm for victims of attack

Bertrand Traore had a superb chance to restore parity for Ajax before the break, but his bullet shot was well saved by Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero. "Tomorrow evening should be a football feast, but because of the events in Manchester we are all affected". "We were always confident that we would win", said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin.

Sport Man United fans praying Smalling performs in Europa League final
Author: 0 Man United fans praying Smalling performs in Europa League final

Despite the summer of heavy investments, Manchester United have been largely underwhelming throughout the 2016/17 season and their Europa League success comes as a timely reward and an important push in the back ahead of what is likely to be a key season for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford .

Author: 0 Irving steps up to carry Cavs

And speaking of rare, even leaving aside the odds and the arc both teams were tracing, there are a few other things that should not have happened in Game 3, but did. James had a pedestrian (for him) game for much of the night, including an embarrassing missed dunk on an excellent Kevin Love outlet pass. Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 watching from the bench, unable to help his team.

Sport United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night
Author: 0 United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

A right-wing corner was headed down by Chris Smalling , and Mkhitaryan reacted quickest by hooking the ball high into the net from close range. "It means a lot as it is my first European trophy with United and after what happened yesterday it is nice to bring a trophy back for Manchester ", Mata told reporters.

Sport Manchester Attack Pep Guardiola's Wife, daughters escape unhurt
Author: 0 Manchester Attack Pep Guardiola's Wife, daughters escape unhurt

What we talk about will stay between us and I think he's the right man to talk to the press about it - what he wants from me and what he is preparing for me. "It's with great sadness we hear of the bad events at the Arena". "What I do have is I trust myself, and I know that I can come back". "He's a quiet guy, of course, but people were expecting more from him".

Sport Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League
Author: 0 Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

Chelsea says it would be inappropriate to hold a parade in London this weekend following Monday's bombing at a concert in Manchester and adds "we are sure our fans will understand this decision". "The start was important and after the goals we controlled the game. [It was a] great performance from everybody in the team". Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is raised in victory after his football team won the Europa League .

Author: 0 Cech wants Arsenal to tie down Sanchez and Ozil

On Monday , newspaper El Mercúrio was already teasing with the possibility of Sanchez signing for Bayern Munich , in a story where they made it clear they think he's too good for Arsenal . "I would like him very well". "They were having to facilitate him and put a training session on for him". Arsenal can earn a certain degree of redemption by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, in what could be Wenger's final game in charge.

Author: 0 Liverpool fans delighted with top-four finish

Speaking in Dublin this morning, former Arsenal midfielder Brady defended Wenger and said his achievements as manager since 1996 shouldn't be discarded on the back of one season. Arsenal's 10 men prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey , with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals

The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which provides them with a week of rest prior to their third straight finals appearance. There were a few moments of life from the Spurs and their crowd, who were celebrating the likely end to Manu Ginobili's brilliant career. "They were fantastic.

Author: 0 Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'

Milwaukee Bucks Pre-Draft Workouts: Mason and Meeks looking to impress ( read here): I rounded up the key details on Monday's workout attendees, which included Kansas' Frank Mason III and Kennedy Meeks of UNC. Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. Hammond and his bosses had mutually agreed to transition to a new lead front office voice after the 2017-18 season.

Author: 0 Djokovic safely through to third round of Madrid Open

I won a couple rounds and lost to Rafa. Djokovic holds one of the weakest of his seasons in the last 10 years. Djokovic ultimately came through and claimed the decisive third 7-5 to set up a third round encounter with another Spaniard in Feliciano Lopez .

Sport Yanks' Ellsbury leaves after collision with wall
Author: 0 Yanks' Ellsbury leaves after collision with wall

Didi Gregorius homered against Jason Hammel (1-6) leading off the third inning, Gregorius' seventh hit in a span of 12 at-bats. His fastball reaching 99 miles per hour, Severino (3-2) allowed four hits over eight innings, struck out seven, walked one and threw a career-high 114 pitches.

Author: 0 Golden State Owner Joe Lacob: Warriors Have 'Unfinished Business' With Cavs

After being swept by the Cavs in the second round, the Toronto Raptors will also consider whether its current core has peaked or not. Jonathon Simmons of the San Antonio Spurs drives to the basket against Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals at AT&T Center on Monday.

Sport Monaco in battle to keep stars after Ligue 1 crown
Author: 0 Monaco in battle to keep stars after Ligue 1 crown

Mbappe is having a standout season at Monaco, but this is only his first full year at the top level, and there's no guarantee he'll maintain and/or improve his form at a more competitive club. Just two seasons later, they have scored over 104 goals, conceding just 29, on their way to being crowned the best team in France. Monaco CEO Vadim Vasilyev has claimed in an interview with CNN Sport that "the ingredients are there" for the Ligue 1 side to keep Kylian Mbappe at the club.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal ousts Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open

Along with Nadal , Federer's masterful return has further heightened the challenge for Djokovic , especially heading into Wimbledon. Rome, where the Spaniard is a seven-time champion, beckons. Now that I did it once, play really well in such a big tournament, next step is to maintain this level to the next week. I just try to go for all of them.

Sport Cowboys Upset Top Seed in Big 12 Tourney Opener
Author: 0 Cowboys Upset Top Seed in Big 12 Tourney Opener

But defensively and stuff like that, I was really happy with where we saw our guys. Mazey plans to have his top starter, junior B.J. Myers (4-3, 4.03 ERA), start Thursday. Langeliers is hitting.321 with 42 runs, 63 hits, 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 38 RBI. "They were pitching really well and doing just OK offensively".

Author: 0 Race results from NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

Track officials said he never lost consciousness. "Las Vegas Motor Speedway will make history in 2018, and we want as many dedicated racing fans to be a part of it as possible". "Thanks to all the fans". There's no guarantees. We're certainly putting the pressure on ourselves to make sure we get it all done. The two organizations set a date to debut the new softer tire, called an option tire - this weekend's All-Star Race.

Sport Bunker mentality: Osweiler wants to be Browns' starting QB
Author: 0 Bunker mentality: Osweiler wants to be Browns' starting QB

It is important to remember that this time previous year Osweiler was essentially Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback the Browns were reportedly lusting after all winter. "The facts are: I'm here, I'm playing football, I love being a Cleveland Brown ", he said. That certainly causes a double take, considering the Texans, a Super Bowl contender if they had a capable QB, were happy to send Osweiler and all his guaranteed money packing.

Sport Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Author: 0 Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

He provided the power behind Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough, later leading Allison to a series championship in 1983 with DiGard Racing. Jarrett would go on to win another Daytona 500 in 2000, a year after winning the NASCAR premier series championship - all in Yates-owned Fords.

Author: 0 Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

Two years ago, three of Jeter's longtime teammates-Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams , and Jorge Posada-had their numbers retired. "I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports", he said.

Sport Europa League final has lost 'glow' - Ajax coach
Author: 0 Europa League final has lost 'glow' - Ajax coach

Old Trafford , including a club store and museum, was closed on Tuesday. In the aftermath of the attack, Mourinho issued a statement saying "we can not take out of our minds and our hearts the victims and their families". "I offer my heartfelt sympathies". Bosz went on to say that "a shadow" hangs over the fixture, that otherwise would have been such a special occasion between two of Europe's most historic clubs.

Sport Super Bowl LV moved from LA to Tampa
Author: 0 Super Bowl LV moved from LA to Tampa

The Rams' new Inglewood stadium was originally slated to open in 2019, but after construction was delayed by almost 60 days due to heavy rain from November to February the opening was pushed back to 2020. Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls: in 1984, 1991, 2001 and 2009. Rams COO Kevin Demoff said the Rams will continue to work "to deliver the elements promised in the bid that was approved previous year".

Author: 0 Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid lift league trophies

It is understood the Premier League is relaxed about Terry's orchestrated substitution midway through the first half of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland , despite it being forecast on social media by the Chelsea fanzine editor before kick-off.

Author: 0 Moody's downgrades China, expecting financial strength to erode as debt rises

The worldwide bond credit rating service downgraded China's credit rating one degree, from Aa3 to A1, and changed its outlook, a one-word term describing Moody's expectations, from "stable" to "negative". The government is trying to make the economy more productive by giving market forces a bigger role and through "supply side reform", or shrinking bloated industries such as steel and cement in which supply exceeds demand, which has depressed prices and led to financial losses.

Author: 0 Cavaliers take a 3-1 series lead over Celtics

After the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed past the Celtics 112-99 in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena, the series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 with the C's trailing 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. "But we definitely understand that this (Boston) team is not going to quit, they're going to fight, they're going to compete". "Because they got a tough group over there".

Sport National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball lead fresh faces
Author: 0 National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball lead fresh faces

Dallas, Detroit, and Denver are the three teams we identified last week as potential destinations for Allen if he were to climb up the Draft board from the middle of the first round. "We've been counted out since I've been here, so it's nothing new", Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said. Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, left, and owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, listen as new Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens answers a question during a news conference announcing Stevens new ...

Sport Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley
Author: 0 Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SurveyMonkey, a private company, didn't say how much Williams will be compensated. Combined with her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian , Williams can now play a significant role in the future of e-commerce and technology developments from her Silicon Valley boardroom position.

Author: 0 Clouds in form of Opec hangs over crude oil

Iraq's Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi said almost all countries participating in the cut had agreed to extend it, though there was no consensus yet on how long the extension should be. Brent crude, the global benchmark, gained 0.2% to $54.26 a barrel. USA light crude oil CLc1 was 35 cents higher at $51.82. In the longer term, there are concerns among OPEC countries that higher oil prices may end up being counterproductive as they encourage USA shale gas producers to re-enter the market — a ...

Author: 0 Ducks tie West final against Predators

Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin (52) collides with Anaheim Ducks' Chris Wagner (21) as they battle for the puck during the second period of Game 2 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs , Sunday, . At least, that was how fans of the Nashville Predators had been looking at it after on-ice officials almost “cost” their team a win in Game 3 of the Western Conference final.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators trump Penguins in OT

The Ottawa Senators are the littlest Canadian franchise, the one that doesn't spend to the cap, the one that won five of their last 15 down the stretch, that was outscored during the season, et cetera, and so forth. The Penguins put eight shots on goal before the Senators got their first. We briefly mentioned Bobby Ryan's contributions to Saturday's win above but he's been a factor all post-season for the Senators.

Sport Dana White: UFC's plans for Michael Bisping vs. GSP are off
Author: 0 Dana White: UFC's plans for Michael Bisping vs. GSP are off

If George St-Pierre comes back to fight welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, then we once again have this log jam where the rightful number one contender isn't getting his title shot. It could be next year. Bisping is in the process of recovering from a knee surgery but would have been fit to fight in July, where as GSP had a message for his British counterpart.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Manchester United "fight for titles",

Mourinho has in mind the line-up he would like to select on May 24 in Stockholm and will continue to rotate in the final two Premier League matches , having seen positives in defeat at Spurs . Mourinho said it had been one of the most hard campaigns of his 17-year career. "The history of the clubs - incredible". "If you want to try to get some results and protect players, which matches to protect players?" I probably worked this season harder than ever.

Sport UFC 211 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominates Jessica Andrade to retain title
Author: 0 UFC 211 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominates Jessica Andrade to retain title

The champion was simply brilliant. As the fight wore on, Andrade was taking repeated shots to the face, but kept moving forward, all in the hope that she could eventually get inside and take her opponent to the ground. However, if Gadelha ends up winning, we have already watched Gadelha fight and lose to Joanna twice, with the most recent being past year. Despite the coach leaving ATT in the near future, the champion wants the fans and ATT to know that she isn't going anywhere while ...

Sport Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab - IPL 2017
Author: 0 Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab - IPL 2017

Kings XI Punjab have the daunting task of beating Mumbai Indians who are in superb for right from the start of the tournament. Lynn said he was disappointed but paid tribute to Kings XI bowlers. The run rate took a dip but Kolkata were cruising on Lynn's wonderful stroke play so the drop in scoring rate did not matter much. Saha wasn't fluent, struggled to find the gaps and crawled to 10 from 17 balls, before he accelerated in the second half of his innings.

Sport Statistically Speaking: Crosby lifts Penguins to victory
Author: 0 Statistically Speaking: Crosby lifts Penguins to victory

Their response? Well, LOL. Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan puts goalie Mat Murray in for Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals , Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Ottawa , Ontario.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix and cuts into Sebastian Vettel's lead

Hamilton comfortably finished ahead of Vettel for the win. Hamilton will now head to the next round in Monaco a week on Sunday just six points shy of the man he is bidding to join on four world titles following a dramatic race in which the title protagonists diced on track for the first time this season.

Author: 0 Arsenal must ensure Sanchez, Ozil stay, says Cech

The paper say that Conte sees both his versatility and of course his lethal ability to be key to his ambitions next season as he attempts to build a squad worthy of competing in Europe and in defence of their Premier League title. 'All of that was I think, as a result that these guys were maybe overindulged a little bit . I am very proud of what they have done, the way they responded and finished the season.

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