Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho conceded he felt he was the worst manager in the world during a gruelling campaign, which was capped off by Europa League victory and Champions League qualification. "To me it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last ( most recent) - that is how I look at things", he said . At times like this, we have to come together.
Offensively, both teams have been off the charts, and on the defensive end both teams are holding the opposition to under 45 percent from the field. Determining which of these teams has the upper hand in several different elements of the game may provide an indication of which team holds the overall edge in the series .
With Wayne Rooney expected to leave Manchester United in the summer, Jose Mourinho will have the tough job of selecting the next club captain and many fans are rooting for Herrera to take over from the Englishman. "We are very happy". Herrera made 31 league appearances for United in the 2016/17 season, scoring one goal. We could have won some of the games, particularly at home, where we had too many draws.
Nacho Monreal will have to be deployed on the left-side of the back three while Rob Holding is nearly certain to retain his place in the defence . Nacho Monreal can also play at centre back, however the Spaniard's best performances have come when the former Malaga fullback has played at wingback, meaning Wenger could be reluctant to deploy Monreal at centre back.
CHELSEA and Arsenal play in the FA Cup final on Saturday - but which English sides have lifted the trophy most in the past 20 years? "Of course I expect us to win", said Wenger, who is still to commit himself to Arsenal beyond Saturday's match.
In his career, Ott played in 848 games in the regular season and 61 playoff games. On the surface, there is not a huge problem with bringing in Ott as a coach. "But I think the last few years I've kind of been mentoring to that side of things, later on in my career being a role player, working with guys individually".
The Warriors' third successive 4-0 series sweep clinched a third straight Western Conference title and saw them become the first team to reach the finals without losing a game since the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers . Down 3-0 in the series, the tenacious Manu still put up a valiant 15 points and seven assists to get the crowd in San Antonio energized. "That was the whole reason for starting him".
Newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea planned to hold a parade this weekend to celebrate their title, but have decided today to cancel the event due to fears about security following the bombing of Manchester Arena on Monday.
Holmes was wildly inaccurate off the tee, but somehow conjured a two-under-par 70 on the demanding TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra. All eyes were on world number one Dustin Johnson , defending champion Jason Day and two-time major victor Jordan Spieth at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday.
In a letter to fans from Roger Goodell , the league said it wants to allow players "more room to have fun after they make big plays". The NFL announced on Tuesday that its players will have more freedom of expression in 2017 as it will ease up on their previous rules regarding celebrations .
Unions opposed to Temer's labor and pension reforms organized Wednesday protests, calling for immediate general elections. When some protesters tried to jump a cordon, police began to use tear gas, stun grenades and pepper spray to contain the crowd .
However, a couple of dark horses are hoping to spring a surprise at the French Open , which starts on Sunday. Nadal, 30, has ruled supreme on the red stuff time and again over the years, but the Spanish great has gone three years without adding to his tally of 14 major titles.
Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. As Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier-1, MI had to play the Qualifier-2 against KKR . Karn Sharma returned with figures of 4/16 from his quota of four overs to break the back of KKR's batting. Warner, who became the first foreign batsmen to complete 4,000 runs in the IPL , top-scored before he was clean bowled by leg-spinner Piyush Chawla in the 13th over.
United need to put down a marker early on in the Europa League final and let an inexperienced Ajax know that they are going to dominate the tempo of the game and look to constantly be on the front foot. The way he was surrounded by exciting youth only seemed to emphasise the feeling that the 31-year-old is yesterday's man - and it was quite a moment when he was substituted late on, to a rapturous reception, for Gomes, a player he is nearly twice as old as.
One of the most noticeable aspects of their success is their completeness. He saw what the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers responded to them and those teams aren't as good as the one they're facing in the Eastern Conference final. There's nothing systematically that you need to work on. Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson said he played the famed golf course at nearby Oakmont Country Club on the team's day off Sunday.
The 2-0 defeat of Ajax brings with it a welcome return to the Champions League , having finished sixth in a frustrating Premier League campaign. Where United should be, given its history, prestige, and wealth. United give their managers time to work and their fans are very supportive. The first game of next season will be against either Juventus or Real Madrid - whichever team wins the Champions League - in the European Super Cup in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 8.
But their joy was short-lived as Koscielny was sent off after a reckless challenge of Everton's Enner Valencia . Whether that be controlling the pace of the game from a deeper role at times to slow the game down or intelligently drawing players in before quickly shifting the ball to trick the Everton defenders.
Tony Adams and Patrick Vieira lift the FA Cup trophy in 2002. Is Paul Lambert's job at Wolves under threat? AFTER SEALING THE Premier League title two weeks ago, Chelsea are chasing a double at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (5.30pm).
Starting pitching is just one of numerous issues plaguing the Phillies , who have dropped 20 of their last 24 games to fall into the cellar of the NL East. After winning two of three games in each of the first two series on a 10-game road trip, the Colorado Rockies look to close things out in style with a four-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The midfielder was nearly certain to leave the Manchester club after he was frozen out of the first-team squad by Guardiola in the beginning of the campaign. "Now what I want are more trophies for the club". He's an exceptional professional and someone who has been extremely reliable. The 34-year-old Ivorian seemed certain to be on his way out when manager Pep Guardiola sidelined him at the start of the campaign but he has returned to a key role and could find he is asked to stay in ...
The Frenchman saw his team fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in nearly two decades on Sunday as victories for Manchester City and Liverpool meant they held onto third and fourth places in the league respectively.
The smart money, if an global player overtook American co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley , was on veterans such as Poulter , Oosthuizen, Adam Scott (the previous youngest victor, at 23 in 2004) or Masters champion Sergio Garcia. Fellow internationals Ian Poulter (71) and Louis Oosthuizen (73) tied for second at seven under. The Queenslander started the final round poorly with two bogies in his first nine holes, but he bounced back with four back nine birdies to card a two under 70.
Dahntay Jones and veteran James Jones; on the way to his 7th straight NBA Finals , put in solid efforts in the 4th, with Jones throwing the hammer down on a putback slam we haven't seen from him in years. And unless something insane happens to sap the strength of either team before next season, it seems likely the cycle will repeat until their respective core players either fall off or break apart.
It means that, having also got Champions League football for next year, United also won two trophies this campaign which, according to Rooney, means his side had greater success that Tottenham. Rooney's United team-mate, striker Marcus Rashford , is once more included in coach Gareth Southgate's party. He had one game with the Under-21s when I was there in September and he was outstanding that day, but he's not really been a part of the Under-21 squad.
But while an appeal against the dismissal was lodged by Arsenal , the FA has announced that the France worldwide will be suspended for three games - the FA Cup final and the first two Premier League matches of next season. "I think we players, we did not care too much what happened to the manager next year". "Some clubs are stronger than us yes, but now I believe we are in a position to compete and we have a strong enough basic squad to compete at the top level".
All the information you need on how, where and when to watch Celta Vigo v Real Madrid , 2016/17 LaLiga Santander match on Wednesday May 17th 2017 kicking off at 21:00 CET at Balaídos. "We're happy with that, but we're only thinking about tomorrow's match and he'll not travel to Vigo ". "The most hard part is still to come even though we're getting closer (to the title) every day", Zidane told reporters.
However, Isco's away goal just before half-time settled Real's nerves and left Atletico with too much to do to progress. "I can't do anything about it now", he added. They are the ones who run, fight, work, suffer and do their best to get things. While Barca have a superior head-to-head record, Real have a game in hand, facing Celta Vigo next week before their final fixture against Malaga.
Maybe it was I knew I played really well the 2nd Round of Players even though I missed the cut, I felt like my game turned the corner and my caddy Josh Cassel walked down 17 last week and just said, he saw something in my game. Thompson is playing her third event since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer reported.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc. Before half-time it became increasingly obvious that this would be their last game of the season. "We were able to go to the Eastern Conference finals, learned a lot about being in this position, and I feel like it's going to help us for next year".
But we have gone into finals like that as well. "It was very hard to think about celebrating winning the league after the Arsenal defeat, to think we'd arrive at the end of the season and be celebrating winning the league", he said. Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Chelsea at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on December 14, 2016.
After allowing engineer Chris Simmons to tinker with his car's qualifying trim and later questioning whether the changes might be too daring, Dixon delivered with the fastest speeds he's ever seen at Indianapolis. Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 victor, was joined on the front row for the 28 May race by Ed Carpenter and last year's champion Alexander Rossi . "We knew the conditions were much better today and we took a little bit of a gamble in trimming out", a giddy-looking Dixon said even ...
As Mourinho said in his post-match press conference, poets do not win titles. The United manager celebrated Wednesday's victory exuberantly at the Friends Arena, at one point being bundled to the turf in an embrace with his jubilant son. Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes more work is required in the imminent transfer window to ensure the Red Devils can progress next season.
Paul has already done so much for the Clippers. The Timberwolves reportedly want to reunite head coach Tom Thibodeau with his former player. An ESPN report that the Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Derrick Rose comes as little surprise.
The initial reports of Bayern pulling out of the early negotiations were made by German media outlet, BILD , and the news quickly spread to England. "We had to sell our best players and we had to stay at the top and we had to stay in the Champions League".
If Ball can make the 30-footer, he'd be looking at a pretty big come up, since the ZO2s, which are the brand's equivalent of MJ's Air Jordan 1s, cost a whopping $495. "But I'll tell you what, if you act like that, guess what? That's not OK", Leahy said. According to its website , Girls Inc. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
This was 0.487 seconds faster than the second fastest lap from Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull . "It's more fun going faster here this year". "It gives the guys here more time to work on the auto, spread over two days, rather than everything tonight". "The vehicle was handling really good this morning but this afternoon, for whatever reasons, the tyres weren't working".
Avery Bradley continued to be one of the best two-way players in the game, and Jaylen Brown flashed some brilliance when given the opportunity. LeBron lovers could also argue that The King makes up for his lower points-per-game total by out-rebounding (8.8 per vs.
Hamilton and Vettel have won two races each, five races into an intriguing Formula One season, and Vettel leads Hamilton by six points. "I think we've got the points we deserve so far, but other people just did a better job in some races".
Once Chris Smalling directed Blind's corner towards Mkhitaryan for the Armenian to score his sixth Europa League goal of the season early in the second half, a United victory felt inevitable. Despite enjoying greater possession, Bosz's inexperienced team struggled in what was the club's first European final since 1996. Instead the Dutch side was fenced in by United, nullified by Marouane Fellaini and man of the match Ander Herrera in the middle and stretched by Rashford's darting runs.
James will make his seventh straight trip to the Finals. It just lacks a complete context. Just continue to get better in every aspect of my game. The Warriors needed only 12 games to get to the finals, the first sweep-sweep-sweep in the 7-7-7-7 era.
O'Neal said James has certainly improved since the two were together in Cleveland , and no one would argue. The Celtics have a fairly young team and one of the most respected coaches in the game. For the Celtics , as many others have written or will write, the 2017 season was a success. After the Boston Celtics' season came to an end at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, center Al Horford believes his team has a lot of work to do in ...
Murray took over for Fleury after Ottawa's first-period outburst Wednesday, stopping 19 of 20 shots. "We didn't. But they all seemed to go in the net". He was and still is a frontrunner for playoff MVP if the Penguins make it to the final. "I'll put that one behind me and be ready to go". What also has to be considered is the health of Murray should Sullivan choose to change things up in goal.
AC Milan, a seven-time European champion, will be the other stand-out name in the competition should the Italian team get through two qualifying rounds. He is the leading goalscorer for England and Manchester United , and if you can't learn from him you might as well pack the game in. That will have to change.
But Hazard had a warning for his worldwide teammate. Hazard has since developed into one of Europe's most feared wide players and is undoubtedly Chelsea's most unsafe asset. He is constantly compared to Messi and Ronaldo, who have dominated the Ballon d'Or since Kaka won it in 2007. "People are always talking, I don't care about that".
ROSSI: It actually started previous year in the month of May. "From all the comments that arrived to me, the comments from them are very, very useful because they know how one auto behaves and how the other vehicle behaves and what they needed when they came here", said Alonso , the Spaniard whose 500 debut has attracted wide attention.
For the third straight year , it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals . Conversely, Jordan played in only 179 postseason games. I know the Warriors are motivated for this series and Draymond said he wants to kill the Cavs after the way previous year ended.
Phil Bryant of Mississippi . The Republican representative, elected a year ago to serve in the Mississippi House of Representatives, slammed efforts to eradicate statues that many of his colleagues had deemed racially insensitive. Two other MS state representatives "liked" the Facebook post , according to the report . Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnesof Gulfport, chairwoman of the state Legislative Black Caucus, said Oliver's apology "is not enough".
The main change has been to the greens, which had become patchy and routinely changed in character during the day, not helped by the fact that they featured two types of grass that grew at a different rate. "So I'm absolutely delighted that it's been changed". The new putting surfaces are fantastic and everybody involved in the project is looking forward to hearing what the players think.
Wenger's switch to a back three - mirroring Chelsea - has helped Arsenal find a second wind, but the defence he aligns beneath the Wembley arch will be far from a firstchoice triumvirate. Arsenal need to have their best defenders playing to have any chance and they haven't. Do you think he is likely to leave the club? "At Lille, we also won the double [in 2010-11]".
Having been sidelined for several weeks by a rib problem that caused him back pain earlier this year, the world's No. 2-ranked player reported similar discomfort - albeit not as severe - during the Players Championship last week. This latest setback will raise alarm bells with the US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, less than three weeks away. The 28-year-old will miss next week's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio.