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Man United claim emotional Europa League victory

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Both teams wore black armbands for the match in another mark of respect and both sets of fans came together, mingling happily outside the stadium and in the city centre before the match. United's first continental trophy in nine years brings with it the welcome boon of Champions League qualification after a disappointing Premier League campaign. Read More »

Ariana Grande cancel tour dates following Manchester attack

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she would raise the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that have infuriated British authorities with their U.S. "I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating and it continues at pace and there's extensive investigations going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester", he said. Read More »

Chelsea and Arsenal cancel planned celebrations out of respect for Manchester victims

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Mertesacker's 37-minute cameo at the Emirates Stadium was the first time he had played for the club since a 1-0 win over Norwich in the Premier League in April previous year. I'm French and we've lived in an emergency state in France for a long time now. "We will have our usual security", he said. "I have big respect for him and he as well respects what I have done in the game". Read More »

Jose Mourinho comes out with incredible quote after Man United win

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Pogba pointed to the sky as he was mobbed by teammates after his 18th-minute opening goal. "I'm disappointed because you play finals to win them". Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal in the off-season following his exit from Chelsea in 2015-16, continued: "For me it's the most important trophy of my career, because it's my last". Read More »

Mkhitaryan dedicates Europa League win to family, Manchester and all Armenians

Ajax coach Peter Bosz admitted it would be understandable for his young side to feel nervous - and his fears were confirmed as they were never able to show off the full extent of their glittering promise. We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way. Not only did they do that but they also ensured they would be playing Champions League football next season. Read More »

EPL wins for Arsenal and Manchester City

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Wenger used Sanchez's performance as another chance to emphasise to him the utility in staying at Arsenal , even as Chelsea and Manchester City hover. I think what is encouraging is the way the ambition of the team is back. Sunderland had threatened twice on the break, through Didier N'Dong and Jermain Defoe, and had a chance to lead straight after half-time from an indirect free-kick six yards out, but Sebastian Larsson scooped into the six-yard box and Arsenal cleared. Read More »

National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz falling to Sixers at No. 3?

The lottery results mean the Lakers not only have the No. 2 pick in the draft, but they also have the No. 28 pick, thanks to the mid-season trade of Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, plus they keep their 2019 first-round pick. I don't know what's happening here. King will probably be mocked once again a year from now, when the Celtics - again - get Brooklyn's first-round pick. Read More »

North Korea's latest launch heralds mass production of "cold launch" missiles

North Korea has significantly speeded up its missile tests over the past year or so and appears to be making tangible progress toward developing an arsenal that poses a threat to South Korea and Japan - which together host about 80,000 USA troops - and developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States . Read More »

United players dedicate Europa League success to victims of Manchester attack

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Based on pragmatism and humble principles. "But the game was in the pocket so when you have 2-0 you have to control the game, you have to delay the changes, you have to bring players step by step, try to give a bit more". A little more than 48 hours after the attack, substitute Wayne Rooney took over the captain's arm band and raised the Europa League trophy at the Friends Arena, the stadium where American Grande began her world tour back on May 8. Read More »

Mertesacker revels in ´special´ Arsenal return

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Victor Moses says Chelsea 's 3-0 loss to Arsenal eight months ago remains fresh in the minds of the players, but is confident Antonio Conte's winning 3-4-3 formula will see the Blues win the FA Cup . With Shkodran Mustafi potentially out with concussion, and Gabriel stretchered off on Sunday, it makes Laurent Koscielny's actions look even more reckless. Read More »

Police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

A Western security official identified the first man arrested as Ismail Abedi, 23, the suspect's brother. The police raids in south Manchester and other information from the investigation led British Prime Minister Theresa May to raise the national terror threat to its highest warning level of "critical", indicating that authorities believe another attack could be imminent. Read More »

Ajax boss: We were overawed in Europa League final

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Several of the players shared a picture from the changing room of the team holding a banner that read "Manchester - A City United #PrayForManchester". The Spaniard was also asked about the Stockholm victory in the context of the Reds' season, saying: "The motivation when you put on the United shirt is big; the obligation is also big because we are the greatest club in England and one of the greatest in the world". Read More »

Kroenke makes it clear Arsenal is NOT for sale

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This is the first time the club have missed out on the Champions League under Wenger, but they haven't won the league since 2004. The Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, is preparing for the final Premier League game of the season against Everton with a faint hope of finishing in the top-four for the 21st consecutive season. Read More »

Irving leads Cavs comeback against Celtics

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Boston powered into a 29-19 first quarter lead and maintained their 10-point cushion through to half-time, leading 57-47 at the break. Cleveland shot 76 perc ent from the floor in the third quarter, led by Irving's 13-for-16 shooting. "It was one of those games we had to fight through and we had to earn it", he said. "It starts with multiple efforts, taking the challenge one-on-one and making those adjustments and just playing harder". Read More »

Jose Mourinho and I have good relationship, says Juan Mata

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If Mourinho's side win they will claim their second trophy of the season, following the EFL Cup, as well as qualifying for the Champions League next season. As she replied "no?" in disbelief, Mourinho took this as the ideal opportunity to make a quick exit, stating "Good, goodbye guys", promptly leaving the room after. Read More »

Pep Guardiola looks on the bright side

He seemed genuinely touched as he was presented with a lifetime season ticket and he thanked the fans. "He didn't score but he helped us play the third man, he had two or three assists and he put in an wonderful performance". The closest Manchester City has come to winning this season is reaching the semifinals of the FA Cup, where it lost to Manchester United . Here, we sit down with Zabaleta and discuss his time at the Etihad. Read More »

Rooney 'a very important player' - Mourinho

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Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena, from United's black armbands to the chants of "Manchester!" from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father. "I'm disappointed because you play finals to win them". "Today we were just not good enough". "I think it would be special". He has been out since last month after he sustained a serious knee injury in the quarterfinal match against Anderlecht. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

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It's not an impossible task. " Alexis' contract ends in 2018". "It's hard", Cahill said. "It's hard but it's now something that's behind me and you can't change it". And that is a odd thing to say about Arsenal . It is incredible. It is my first season here in England and I want to say thanks to all the people that voted for me. Read More »

Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory

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It's a defining moment in our season and we need to make sure we win the game. But Mourinho has got the backing of one of the men who knows him best - in the shape of Mata. "It doesn't matter if Sir Alex Ferguson just left, it doesn't matter about the size and quality of the squad, you are always asked to reach the top". Read More »

Stan Kroenke rules out sale of Arsenal shares

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However, according to Sky Sports News , Kroenke has no intention of selling up at the Emirates Stadium and is said to be intending to remain at the club on a long-term basis. However, there was no real expectation on the side of Usmanov that Kroenke would waver and the answer has been emphatic. The financial impact on Arsenal after missing out on the top-four was underlined on Monday after the club confirmed a reduction of around 10 per cent in the price of season ticket renewals for gold ... Read More »

Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has already expressed his interest in a potential deal for Rooney, whose last appearance for United is likely to be his late cameo against Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final. And he thinks qualifying via the "back door" route of the Europa League is better than doing it by finishing second, third or fourth because it means winning a trophy while installing a winning mentality into the squad that is vital for future success. Read More »