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".
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.
Cleveland leads the Celtics in the series 2-1. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Cleveland . Fighting to keep their season alive, the Celtics aren't giving an inch despite playing without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas , who may need surgery on a hip injury .
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.
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.
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".
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".
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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".
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 .
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.
Needing a win to make sure of a return to Europe's premier club competition, Jürgen Klopp's side looked edgy early on but the tension was lifted just before halftime when Dutchman Georgino Wijnaldum scored from a clever pass by Roberto Firmino.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Children were among the 22 deaths resulting from the bombing at Manchester Arena after the concert on Monday night. North Korea has generally frosty relations with Western nations, which are seeking tougher sanctions meant to curb its missile and nuclear programmes.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.