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RESULTS: Who won our Premier League Player of the Season award?


John Terry has claimed he "could not care less" about the criticism he has faced for the manner of his Chelsea farewell. You don't have to like it, or Terry, but you have to respect their decision to do it - just as Chelsea fans would have to if and when another club does the same. Read More »

The Special One bags Europa League title with Manchester United


Pogba, their world-record £89m summer signing, said: "We know things like this are very sad, all over the world". "They have actually not created any chances, but neither did we. "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". "It is the end of a hard season but a very good season, we prefer this way than finish fourth". Read More »

Pogba helps Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam in Europa League final


English soccer giant Manchester United defeated Netherland's soccer powerhouse Aja Amsterdam 2-0 in the title clash to clinch their maiden Europa League title at Stockholm on Sunday. "They will learn a lot from it and if we keep the squad together they will be stronger for it". Fast forward four years, and the oft-criticized Europa League has saved his first season at Unite, and opened up exciting new possibilities in the process. Read More »

Meghan Markle arrives as Prince Harry's date for Pippa Middleton's wedding reception


Spencer accompanied his older brother, hedge fund manager James Matthews , to the ceremony this morning in Englefield as he Wednesday Pippa, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge . Insiders are already predicting an engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Markle this year. Middleton married financier and hedge fund manager Matthew James, whom she had been dating on-and-off since 2012. Read More »

Warriors rout wounded Spurs to take 2-0 lead

Juan Vazquez filed a lawsuit against the Warriors team and its power forward/center Pachulia on behalf of the San Antonio Spurs season ticket holders and his company, card shop What's On Second . "You've got to be sharp for 48 minutes and you've got to take it to them", Spurs centre Pau Gasol said . Still, this much is certain: A healthy Leonard would significantly buoy the Spurs' chances of digging out of their 2-0 series hole. Read More »

'You deserve it my friend' - Djorkaeff congratulates Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory


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. We want peace in the world and respect. But Wayne was ready, and yesterday we were speaking and I was telling him that probably he could be crucial man of the match because he was ready. Read More »

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun activated from 10-day DL


Of Thames' early exit against the Cubs , Counsell said, "It was more precautionary". The Brewers are second in the National League in runs scored with 227. Louis. The 30-year-old right-hander, who had pitched in the minors since 2007, was signed by the Brewers in November after three seasons in Washington's system. Read More »

LeBron James shows Game 3 stinker was a fluke

Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter. "I think I missed one in Boston before", he said, reviewing his dunk history on the fly. "We can not go to Boston 2-2 and then it becomes nearly an even series". Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta: Manchester City defender to leave club in the summer

Had Mahrez not slipped on the penalty, they would have let slip a two-goal lead and the loss of two precious points. Even with a patched up defence they gave an admittedly disjointed City a good game, certainly in the second-half, Wilfred Ndidi providing the sort of ballast in their midfield that had previously been lacking. Read More »

Tyronn Lue thinks the Celtics are better than the Warriors, kind of

The Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 65-42 in the second half, thanks to Irving's playoff career high in points. Game 4 takes place in Boston on Thursday. But that's what great teams do. "I'm not sure there's right choices because they expose you any which way you go". "And Boston is going to make it even harder". Read More »

NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

Irving eventually finished with 42 points. "They're playing a lot differently now, so we're trying to figure out exactly what they're running, things of that nature, so it's been very hard on us without IT on the floor". LeBron James picked up his fourth foul with 6:46 to play in the second quarter and went to the bench. Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter. Read More »

Alexander Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic in Rome Masters final

Djokovic revealed that yesterday's demolition of Thiem, who had reached three final matches on the trot this clay season, was his "best by far" after his win over Andy Murray in the season-opening Doha final. He will play Alexander Zverev after the German beat John Isner 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 in Rome . He complained of conditions that were "completely different", with "a lot of wind and just very fast and bouncing (balls)". Read More »

Protests expected as Senior PGA tees off at Trump National


I'm looking forward to it". "There's a time and a place, and out on a golf course will not be the place". The condition of the greens also came in for criticism from the likes of Luke Donald and Justin Rose , with two-time victor Donald suggesting in 2015 they needed replacing for the second time in six years. Read More »

Ajax 0-2 Man United: Player ratings


Manchester United pulled together in their city's time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League . "But the manager told us the only thing we could do was to win this for them". "It has been a really hard week in the city of Manchester and we are happy to win for all the people that have suffered". Read More »

Ottawa Senators defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 to force Game 7

The "boring" Senators will need to be even more than "better than the last time " they were in Pittsburgh to complete another chapter in the unlikeliest season of their existence. Last year, it may have been different, since Fleury was the longtime starter while Murray was in his first season. Back-up Mike Condon is 10-14-6 - enough said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving's hero ball rescues Cavs and shows Celtics what they're missing

Irving's previous career playoff high was 41 points, in Game 5 of the Finals last season against the Golden State Warriors , which had been the most points a James teammate had scored in the postseason. James was hit with his fourth foul with 6 minutes and 46 seconds left in the second quarter after barreling into Terry Rozier . In Game 4, Kevin Love finished with 17 points, while posting playoff career-highs in rebounds (17), defensive rebounds (15) and assists (5). Read More »

'No pressure' on Ajax ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United


Phil Jones has stressed Manchester United have "no God-given right" to win Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax and must approach the game in the correct manner. I am very thankful also to him because I really appreciate what he said about me. "But I can understand the lads' tiredness". He added: "It's a defining moment in our season - we need to make sure we win". Read More »

Cavaliers take a 3-1 series lead over Celtics

He scored 11 points total with 3 of those points coming on 1-of-9 shooting, as the Boston went on a rampage throughout the second half. He also struggled mightily in Game 3, scoring only 11 points after averaging almost 35 points in the previous 10 playoff games this season, all Cavs victories. Read More »

90-minutes to define a whole season - the Europa League Final

United, wearing all blue as they did in winning the 1968 European Cup final, made an imposing start, with Pogba whistling a shot wide of the near post within the first minute. Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago. Read More »

Rooney omitted from England squad


Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has been called up for the first time, while there are nods for Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson and West Ham's Aaron Cresswell. Premier League golden boot victor Harry Kane is expected to be recalled however, having missed out on the last squad with injury. Jordan Pickford has been included in the squad this season while Burnley's Tom Heaton has also forced his way in with regular Fraser Forster and current number one Joe Hart. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays surprise Atlanta Braves with 9-0 victory

Pillar has also called Motte to apologize. In what has been a heated four-game series that has seen injuries, bench-clearing brawls, and homophobic slurs, everyone was curious to see what these two teams would get into in their final meeting of the season. Read More »