Sport Why Manchester United flopped this season - Mata
Author: 0 Why Manchester United flopped this season - Mata

He explained that; "We won the Community Shield right after the pre-season, we lifted the EFL Cup trophy in London, in a very special game for me, and of course the final in Sweden". United finished 24 points behind champions Chelsea , with a league-high 15 draws. This has been seen as a signal that the pair are planning for Atletico Madrid next season.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd up to Ed Woodward - Mourinho

While Tottenham finished second in the Premier League this season, United ended up sixth in the table. Henrikh Mkhytarian and Paul Pogba's goals ensured United would claim the club's latest piece of European silverware and qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League .

Sport Borussia Dortmund sack head coach Thomas Tuchel
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund sack head coach Thomas Tuchel

The match in Dortmund was postponed and played the following day, with Tuchel making no secret of his anger at the decision to play the match so soon after the incident, in which his defender Marc Bartra was injured. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus faces several months out of action after suffering a partial cruciate ligament tear during Saturday's DFB Pokal final win over Eintracht Frankfurt .

Author: 0 Smith Just Cursed The Golden State Warriors Before The NBA Finals

Green, who missed Game 5 of the 2016 Finals after getting assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for striking LeBron James in the groin, would need six technicals in the upcoming best-of-seven series against Cleveland to get suspended. "The Lakers with Magic Johnson went to the Finals during "Showtime" nine times in 12 years", Riley said. Steve Kerr all but ruled himself out of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, in a surprise visit with the media on Monday.

Author: 0 Conte defends Moses, says he was exhausted

The former Germany global was ruled out of the first half of the season through injury, and was then unable to regain a place in the side until the final 38 minutes of the Premier League campaign. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes this run will give Arsenal a boost ahead of next season's title chase but admits that the team need to make sure they perform like that for the whole of the next campaign.

Sport Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'
Author: 0 Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'

So the Celtics are definitely behind me in this tough situation, but, I mean, nobody's going to feel sorry for me. And then, nearly as if he was trying to remind himself that he's got three championship rings and is frightful in his own right, James recalled other fearsome postseason opponents — San Antonio and Boston .

Sport Five lessons England learned ahead of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Five lessons England learned ahead of Champions Trophy

She is a knowledgable critic of her father and when Taylor was recently going through a poor patch of form she told him: "Dad, I think now you should poke your tongue out if you get to 50". However, Bashir will not be able to attend the match from the stands this time . Team India went on to win the game by D/L method. I would have loved to be there in Birmingham as well but since the game is during the month of Ramadan, the trip to Mecca with my family was already planned and I will be ...

Sport Aubameyang seals Dortmund's German Cup final win
Author: 0 Aubameyang seals Dortmund's German Cup final win

They fell out after Tuchel complained he was not consulted when Dortmund played their Champions League quarterfinal home leg against Monaco less than 24 hours after the April 11 bomb attack on their team bus. Ousmane Dembele got the first goal for Dortmund before Ante Rebic found the equaliser for Frankfurt. Japan midfielder fired at Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky just after the break.

Sport Saul: United target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico
Author: 0 Saul: United target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico

The France international's future was a discussion point as Saul and Atletico's film producer president Enrique Cerezo welcomed Hollywood star Tom Cruise to the club's nearly finished new Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Monday. The club said goodbye to their famous ground the Vicente Calderon over the weekend as they played an exhibition match against a World XI - who won 5-4.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr not ready to return to coach Warriors in NBA Finals

Who will win the rubber match? Bet Cleveland Cavaliers vs. As it is, Michael Jordan has an edge on James because he never lost in the Finals. But the way we capitalized on Game 7, that was awesome. Had the Warriors suffered some bumps and bruises along the way of the Western Conference Finals, maybe Kerr would have a stronger reason to hop back in the saddle.

Sport ICC Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh to miss warm-up match against New Zealand
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh to miss warm-up match against New Zealand

The southpaw did not turn up for the net session at Lord's cricket ground on Friday and also on Saturday at the Kennington Oval - where India will play the first warm-up match. "We ended up winning the tournament and creating a team which has done so well so far". The BCCI believes it will lose $277 million in revenue over the next eight years.

Sport Manchester attack: Sister of bomber said he wanted 'revenge' for injustice
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Sister of bomber said he wanted 'revenge' for injustice

With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around bomber Salman Abedi. Abedi's older brother Ismail, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in Chorlton, south Manchester. A fifth man, who was carrying a suspect package, was then detained in Wigan, northwest of the city.

Sport Manchester City chairman insists Sergio Aguero is going nowhere this summer
Author: 0 Manchester City chairman insists Sergio Aguero is going nowhere this summer

When asked if Aguero will be at the club next season, Khladoon told the club's official website: "Absolutely, there has never been a doubt about that". I have high confidence that we are going in the right direction. I am very excited about how we are developing as a team, how Pep has taken the squad and really started a process of going through that natural cycle of development.

Sport Golden State Warriors can top 73-9 with 16-0
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors can top 73-9 with 16-0

His 15 technicals in the regular season were one shy of a one-game suspension. The Cavaliers are being given little chance to defend their title against the vaunted Warriors , who have been winning by an average of 16.3 points per game in the playoffs.

Sport Cavs back in Finals
Author: 0 Cavs back in Finals

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. It's very, very hard for a team these days to win two years in a row. Could they be having any more fun? Late in the season, on the first day of April, the Lakers lost three out of four games to drop to 48-26.

Sport LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan for most playoff points in NBA history
Author: 0 LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan for most playoff points in NBA history

The Cleveland Cavaliers quickly silenced any questions about their play after two shaky outings at home, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 75-57 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics . Before Game 5, James said if he would surpass Jordan, it would be an honor. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible".

Author: 0 Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout avoids fracture after injuring thumb

He is scheduled to have an MRI to determine if there is further damage when the team returns to the west coast. He was examined by a trainer and stayed in the game but was replaced in the sixth as the thumb stiffened. "I never felt in sync". He is 4 for 29 (.138) as a pinch hitter and is hitting.148 overall in 61 at-bats. Trout entered this season with a career batting average (.306) in line with Hank Aaron, an on-base percentage (.405) that topped Rickey Henderson, a slugging percentage ...

Sport Si Woo Kim never falters, becomes youngest Players champion
Author: 0 Si Woo Kim never falters, becomes youngest Players champion

The 21-year-old produced a nerveless display to become the youngest ever victor of the tournament while Poulter had to settle for a share of second place. He hit two shots into the water on the 17th and make a quintuple-bogey 8, then finished with a double bogey to close with an 84, the worst finish by a 54-hole leader at The Players.

Sport Eddie Jones Levels The Lions With Some Self-Serving Criticism
Author: 0 Eddie Jones Levels The Lions With Some Self-Serving Criticism

Do that, then the pressure goes right back on Steve Hansen's team and no matter how good they are, no one builds pressure like an expectant New Zealand public. Two of the Tests are at Eden Park where the All Blacks have not lost in the professional era. How big a toll on the Lions will injuries take? Hope springs eternal and there is a path to a Lions' victory.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Down Celtics in Game 4 of Conference Finals

The Cavs would need every ounce Irving would provide as James' early foul trouble was met with an inability to hit shots outside of the paint and the Celtics sticking on the team's otherwise lethal three-point shooters. "We'd love it if we could win in four games, that would be great", Green said with a smile. The Boston Celtics will have the most entertaining, yet stressful offseason in the team's history.

Author: 0 Muguruza's match stopped at French Open

Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". The German left-hander has endured a miserable clay-court season, losing early in Stuttgart and crashing out in her Rome opener, while retiring from her last-16 clash in Madrid with a lower back injury.

Author: 0 It's a big 'no' to bilateral cricket with Pakistan

The Indian and Pakistani cricket boards were scheduled to meet in Dubai later in the day to discuss a possible bilateral series. The arch rivals from the sub-continent will meet each other in a group clash of the upcoming Champions Trophy at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 4 June.

Sport Ajax will offer true test in Europa League final, says Daley Blind
Author: 0 Ajax will offer true test in Europa League final, says Daley Blind

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling had important injuries at the same time . The Stockport-born player has been a United fan since birth and his entire family also support the red Devils . Joel Pereira and Scott McTominay are all the more determined to establish themselves in the Manchester United first team after full debuts to cherish.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr not planning to return for Game 1 of NBA Finals

It hasn't happened in a major sport in over 60 years (the Canadiens and Red Wings from 1954-56) and it never has happened in the National Basketball Association. "We nearly get in trouble because we try to do it too much even if it's not there, because he has the ability to catch it really anywhere around the rim, around the backboard", Curry acknowledged.

Author: 0 NBA Eastern Conference Game 4: Celtics vs Cavaliers

An overall likely matchup for the 2017 NBA Finals will have the Cleveland Cavaliers going against Golden State in a return series from the 2016 NBA Finals. Boston F Kelly Olynyk made his first start of the postseason in place of Amir Johnson (sprained shoulder), and he scored 15 points . "You're going to see a team play hard, very hard, the entire game ".

Author: 0 Boston Celtics Shock Cavaliers in Game Three in Cleveland

James, arguably the premier player in the game , leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but U.S. loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. Plenty of names have been tossed out as potential free agent and trade possibilities - among them Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap and Paul George - but to get any one of those players the Celtics will have to shell out some considerable money.

Author: 0 Kimi Raikkonen to start from pole at Monaco GP

Next up is the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in two weeks' time. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in action. The veteran Ferrari looked set to take home a victory after snagging pole position on one of the most unfriendly overtaking tracks on the circuit.

Author: 0 Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions

Kvitova played her first match since past year after slicing her hand open during a home invasion that had many questioning if she would ever be the same due to the damage. "With the heart, anything is possible", Kvitova said. So that's why what we try to show everyone. "Nobody knew if this day would come", Kvitova told reporters in Paris on Friday ahead of her first round against Julia Boserup .

Author: 0 LeBron James undaunted by Warriors

Pushing off any talk about the Warriors until after Sunday's practice, James was asked to assess the task at hand: beating Golden State's All-Star-studded lineup of Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . A year later, it's still impossible to know whether Curry's injury lingered into the 2016 Finals . But Cleveland enters next week's series with a 12-1 record of their own after tearing through the Eastern Conference playoffs for the third consecutive ...

Sport John Terry Hoping To Become A 'Top-Level' Football Manager
Author: 0 John Terry Hoping To Become A 'Top-Level' Football Manager

Terry was an unused substitute in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley . "It is such a long time I've been here and so many friends, and kind of people inside the club that you guys don't get to see that you have day in, day out relationships with".

Sport Ederson has been linked to Manchester City
Author: 0 Ederson has been linked to Manchester City

A fee in the region of £45m would smash the world record fee for a goalkeeper, which is the £32.6m paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. After a year learning his trade Benfica came calling, whisking the then 16-year-old off to Portugal where he failed to make an impression during a two-year spell.

Author: 0 Sir Alex Ferguson: Pressure on Arsene Wenger is "ridiculous"

The Frenchman insists he will remain in management next season, but has refused to confirm whether that will be with the north London club. Wenger brushed off the quotes by replying: "Well, I do not give too much importance to what Tony Adams says".

Author: 0 Kerber: I need to start from scratch

Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty baseliner who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble her fellow left-hander. Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Goerges went down blazing - she hit 79 winners but 90 unforced errors.

Author: 0 LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

He's someone I've always looked at, seeing the way he played the game and mastered the game and gotten better and better every year. "He's moving around a lot more", he said. James has been here before when it comes to facing loaded teams - the San Antonio Spurs in the 2007, 2013 and 2014 Finals immediately came to mind.

Author: 0 South Africa outplay England by seven wickets in third ODI at Lord's

Fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell have snared seven wickets as South Africa bowled England out for just 153 runs, after a top-order collapse in their third and final one-day global on Monday. Overlooked for the wicketkeeper's role for England's two ODIs against Ireland earlier in the month and unable to force his way into the opening two clashes of this series, Bairstow had a point to make to the selectors and made it with a typically pugnacious innings - although a century ...

Sport LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan as NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader
Author: 0 LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan as NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader

They're a year older, the Warriors are mostly just more athletic. The 2016 NBA Finals was one of the most historic ones yet with Cleveland obviously coming back from the 3-1 deficit. Already, the back-and-forth is underway. No return yet for Kerr • Steve Kerr is not ready to return to the bench as Golden State Warriors coach due to lingering health issues, general manager Bob Myers said Thursday.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli slams reporter: India vs Pakistan is just another game

England will kick off their Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval, hoping to make amends for their 2013 campaign in which they lost out to India in the final by five runs. "It was freaky." Kohli says. "We are ranked 8th, so we have nothing to lose here, but I'm very hopeful and the team will give a good fight in every match", he said.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

The next time Wilson wound find the back of the net was in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks , helping give the team a lead it would never relinquish. Sullivan went into a little more detail. "We just have to stay positive". The Predators seemed puzzled-they had controlled the play long enough in the home team's zone that they scarcely remembered exactly how they got there in the first place.

Author: 0 Juventus the final hurdle to history for Zidane's Madrid

However, the Bianconeri knocked Barca out at the quarter-final stage of this season's competition and the experienced centre-back is optimistic of their chances in Cardiff , despite Madrid's class. RAPHAEL VARANE: The French defender earned a regular starting spot alongside Ramos after Pepe endured a series of injuries in the second half of the season.

Author: 0 Five questions Arsene Wenger must answer when he faces the Arsenal board

However, they managed to win FA Cup after beating English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley. Adams also took aim at Wenger for being a "loner" who does little to ensure that those around him on the Arsenal coaching staff are suitably rewarded for their efforts.

Author: 0 Senators take 2-1 lead with win over Pens

As I said, these decisions are very hard. The Senators made a game of it, reducing Pittsburgh's lead to just one goal late in the third period. We've seen how goalie carousels have ended poorly for playoff teams in the past. "We know with all the talent, and all they world-class talent, they have on that team that this is something you can't take lightly". The goalie switch will be the focal point of the win in the media, but perhaps the biggest takeaway should be the Penguins finally ...

Author: 0 Guentzel's goal lifts Penguins by Predators in Game 1

The tension was eased, however, when rookie Guentzel snapped a personal eight-game drought to score his playoff-leading 10th goal that gave the Penguins a lead they would not relinquish. The celebration was short-lived, however, as a coach's challenge revealed that Forsberg had been offside earlier on the play. Controversy: After dominating play early, Nashville appeared to open the scoring 7:13 into the game.

Sport Wenger To Decide Arsenal Future Next Week, Conte Defends Moses
Author: 0 Wenger To Decide Arsenal Future Next Week, Conte Defends Moses

That's why I would pay a special tribute to him tonight", he said. "Hopefully he will be here next season". For once, so much went right for Wenger, even with a patched-up, injury-depleted defense featuring Per Mertesacker, the team's captain, who was making his first start in more than a year, explained New York Times .

Author: 0 Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener

Guentzel's goal was his first in nine games. "It was great energy in warm-ups, and we had been biting at the bit to get going here", Predators wing James Neal said. The team announced Wilson was out just prior to the start of warmups. Nashville captain Mike Fisher picked up a secondary assist, his first postseason point.

Sport Cavs clinch third consecutive Eastern Conference Title in dominating fashion
Author: 0 Cavs clinch third consecutive Eastern Conference Title in dominating fashion

Too much had happened in the Cavs' 135-102 Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics . We know what we did wrong in Game 3. It's the Eastern Conference finals. "It's carried me all the way to this point now, and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not No. 1 on my agenda". "I'm pretty sure I'll be sore when I get home".

Author: 0 Guentzel's goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1

And to cap it off, as the period died Pittsburgh's Nick Bonino drove the zone and flipped a soft one-handed backhand to the net, and Rinne's goal stick sent a flawless pass to Ekholm's thigh, and the puck bounced back in with 17 seconds left: 3-0 Penguins after one period, just as it was presumably supposed to be, or something.

Author: 0 No-name Penguins defense faces unheralded Predators centers

A quick look at both teams' rosters and you'll see a lot of stars. "Power plays and when you're short-handed, they make all the difference", defenseman Ryan Ellis said. Nashville's Pekka Rinne , 34, long considered one of the best goalies in the business, has proven himself with a sensational.941 save percentage in 16 playoff games this spring.

Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

The Thunder lost to Miami in five games, a series that made James a champion for the first time . The Cleveland Cavaliers quickly silenced any questions about their play after two shaky outings at home, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 75-57 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics .

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