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Herrera: We Won It For Manchester


Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? "It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered". "It was the victory for pragmatism", Mourinho said, "a victory of the humble people". His crucial first goal had a huge element of fortune to it, though. Read More »

Pogba, Mkhitaryan lead Man Utd to emotional Europa League triumph


Maybe. But we came to do our job and we can't avoid the happiness because when you win you go away happy and proud. "The manager told us the only thing do was to win this for them [the victims] and that's what we have done". The victory meant a UEFA Champions League ticket for the English club, despite finishing Premier League sixth and failing to book a place in the tournament. Read More »

Real Madrid a point from title after Celta Vigo win


On Wednesday, the only force of nature Celta Vigo need to worry about now is Ronaldo, who is driving Madrid towards a potential league and Champions League double. "I'm feeling well, everything will be decided this weekend and I'm doing well, scoring goals and helping the team. So I am happy". "It is not usual for me to have a miss like that, but it can happen to human beings who can make mistakes too". Read More »

Lue says Cavs can't afford to look past Celtics

It wasn't just James' 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting that killed Cleveland , although it was surprising, given the 68 points he'd scored in the first two games of this series . Cavs F LeBron James trails Michael Jordan (5,987 points) by just 28 points for first place in National Basketball Association playoff history in scoring. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers coach defends LeBron James after 'weird' loss


He had six rebounds and six assists, but also committed six turnovers, including a costly miscue down the stretch when his pass was stolen by Jae Crowder. As he said from the beginning of the postseason, he will play the percentages, which seem to point to Smart not being able to duplicate his Game 3 performance and James bouncing back after a night where he just didn't have it. Read More »

Arsenal legend Liam Brady plants himself firmly in the Wenger camp


Arsenal were fifth and Manchester United sixth.Wenger said earlier this year that he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions. "We lost two centre-backs and that's a big blow", Wenger said. "It's quite easy to say "get rid of him", but who do you get? It will not be my last match no matter what happens because I will stay in football". Read More »

Manchester unites amid Europa League win

Both sides then played a final full of pride and passion at the Friends Arena. "Football, for 90 minutes, can bring a smile back to the faces of the people of Manchester ", Neville said . UEFA announced that the game would be preceded by a minute's silence for the victims and that the planned opening ceremony would be scaled back. Miguel Delaney from The Independent notes that Mourinho's message to his players was: "Do it for the city, do it for the kids". Read More »

Players Championship: Sheffield's Danny Willett withdraws from tournament citing back injury


McGirt is just the 26th player to record two eagles in one round during The Players Championship and just the sixth to do so on the back-nine at TPC Sawgrass. Mickelson had an outing Monday after the Wells Fargo Championship and had planned on a practice round Tuesday. Two days later his mother Dening successfully underwent surgery to remove a "three-to-four-centimetre" mass in her lungs and Day returned to action in the Masters, finishing in a tie for 22nd at Augusta National. Read More »

Huge blow for Arsenal ahead of FA Cup Final matchup with Chelsea


Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Arsenal to back Arsene Wenger . "It just shows you how unpredictable football can be; it's absolutely unbelievable", said Wenger. The two teams couldn't have been further apart over the season however, with Chelsea and Conte receiving universal praise and Wenger and Arsenal on the thick end of fan protests and plenty of questions from pundits. Read More »

Ducks' John Gibson expects to be back in goal for Game 6

Nashville and Anaheim split the series' first four games. After Colin Wilson scored the tying power-play goal late in the second period for the Predators , Aberg went flying when he stretched out to guide home Forsberg's rebound for the tiebreaker. Read More »

Arsenal hurt by 'horrendous' atmosphere: Wenger


City routed Watford 5-0 with Sergio Aguero netting a brace in the win that ensured their direct entry into the Champions League , while Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to finish sixth with goals to Paul Pogba and Joshua Harrop. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit


The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smart's 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. basket for basket in the final minutes in one of the most entertaining games of what has been a mostly boring postseason. James finished with 34 points and had a strong second half. Similar to Memphis, Boston sports have always had that edgy, "don't mess with us" feel that is just on a much bigger scale, reaching out to a much bigger market. Read More »

Sturridge stars in Liverpool win in Sydney


Getting new faces through the door as soon as possible would be ideal given the importance of Klopp working out his best system, team and alternative plans in time for Liverpool's Champions League qualifier and the Premier League restart. Read More »

Herrera dedicates Europa League trophy to Manchester victims


That was followed by the successful Red Devils stars posing inside the dressing-room with cup in front of a flag that read: " Manchester - A City United #PrayForManchester". Three titles, Champions League, fans proud of us, played like a big team, very smart, against a very good team. "It is just a football game and a trophy but if we can help and support with this just one per cent it is enough for us". Read More »

Cavaliers Down Celtics in Game 4 of Conference Finals


It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. He ended the half scoring 12 of the Cavs final 14 points. Cavaliers: Irving scored 41 in Game 5 of last years Finals. If his second quarter was nice, Kyrie's third quarter was magical . Read More »

Has Wenger 'lost it'? Former Arsenal star claims he has…


Nobody can argue the success Wenger has had at Arsenal . Do you think I will sit with (sporting director) Michael Edwards and say 'What do you think? During the game against Everton , Arsenal fans held up banners with messages for Wenger to leave the club in the summer. Read More »

Ariana Grande Suspends Tour in Wake of Manchester Terror Attack


He sounded "normal", the father said, adding that Abedi had in fact visited Libya a month and a half ago. The elder Abedi was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, according to a former Libyan security official, Abdel-Basit Haroun. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Gear for Game 4

Cleveland has a 3-1 advantage going into Game 5, so they clearly haven't been that tough. Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds Tuesday. Yep, from the outside, it's obvious that Sunday night's game IN CLEVELAND of all places was a tough one for James who is not used to losing not only regular season games, but playoff games in particular. Read More »

Marcus Smart thrives as a starter, Boston takes Game 3


For a superstar who regularly seizes the biggest moments and makes them his own, it was odd to see James basically look like one of Cleveland's reserves. "Every time we scored, they came back and scored". "After Avery Bradley's 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left rattled home to lift Boston to a 111-108 triumph, Thomas texted all of his teammates with words of praise and support", Chris Forsberg of ESPN wrote . Read More »

Coetzee - It Doesn't Matter Who Boks Draw At RWC


Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is playing down Australia's seemingly dream 2019 Rugby World Cup draw. Allister Coetzee's men were handed what many would consider a nightmarish draw after being grouped with Italy and defending champions New Zealand . Read More »

Sports step up security after Manchester attack


The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the bomb attack at the end of a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena yesterday. Manchester will host three days of athletics this weekend including the Great CityGames - open to the public - starting on Friday and Sunday's Great Manchester Run, the largest 10km race in Europe. Read More »

NBA Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics


The All-Star point guard added: "I'm telling my guys on the court the whole entire game, we've seen this before, we've been through this, we've experienced this, and we're going to get through this, and from that point on, it clicked", Irving said. Read More »

LeBron James 'focused on the present' after terrible game three


The Celtics continued to successfully fire away in the second quarter and the Cavs continued to struggle. Avery Bradley scored 19 and Jae Crowder 18 for Boston. Their red-hot three-point shooting predictably fell back down to earth, with Marcus Smart most notably going cold from distance. "We were poor. You've got to be able to pick up the slack, certainly, when other guys aren't available". Read More »

Yuvraj Singh hails Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan for 'inspiring' all

Pakistan , already leading the three-match test series 1-0, will be eyeing to make history by winning the second test match and go on to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. The maturity and wisdom Younus and Misbah brought to the team must also be recognised, not with regard to their ages but the attitude and patience that earned the team accolades and respect over the past years. Read More »