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Manu Ginobili on retirement: 'It feels like they want me to retire'

Yes, with three rounds complete, the Warriors are still ideal in the 2017 playoffs: 12-0 after their Game 4 closeout of San Antonio on Monday, Western Conference champions, and towering over all rivals. "We're light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we're going to go about things", he said. Just take it all in, because you could tell how much he's meant to this organization, to this city. Read More »

Man Utd long-ball tactics made Europa League final boring


He said: "I am very humble when I play finals". "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". Chicago fans watched on the North Side as the game began with a moment of silence. Just 3.8 miles separate Manchester City's Etihad Stadium from Manchester United's Old Trafford. Read More »

National Football League shortens overtime to 10 minutes


But in a letter released Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote that it would still be against the rules for celebrations to "delay the game". It will certainly create even more of a time crunch come final cut day - with the NFL's Personnel Department now having to process 480 more transactions that it did before (15 additional moves per team) on what was already a long and insane day. Read More »

Wenger won't be drawn on Arsenal future


The prospect of Champions League qualification through the playoffs can mean that higher profile, higher quality players can be signed this off season. "It has been a good season, not just myself but I think the team has come on leaps and bounds", Lallana told the club's website . "We'll see how well he comes out of that but knowing the player, his character and his commitment to the club, which I don't question at all, he will make absolutely everything to be fit for Saturday". Read More »

Police investigating network linked to Manchester attacker: senior officer


The terror threat level in Britain has since been raised to its highest point (a first since 2013) by Prime Minister Theresa May who said that a "wider group of individuals" may have been involved in the attack. "The children are safe". So far, names of 10 of the 22 victims have been released. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Officers have this afternoon carried out a search at an address in Manchester City Centre as part of the investigation into the horrific ... Read More »

Mkhitaryan Makes History For Manchester United


Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the Red Devils' lead just after halftime from a corner kick, and the second half was even less eventful than the first. It also meant coach Jose Mourinho finished his first season at England's biggest club with two trophies after United also won the English League Cup in February. Read More »

Paul Pogba dedicates Europa League win to Manchester attack victims


On a wider level, it was also a moment to cheer for the team's grieving home city. Herrera was named UEFA's Man of the Match for his display and, speaking in a post-match press conference, the midfielder used the platform to deliver a personal tribute to those affected by Monday's very bad events and call for "peace in the world". Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar suspended for anti-gay slur


The question that Toronto Blue Jay Kevin Pillar still hasn't answered is, why THAT word? During a conference, he told the reporters that the incident serves as a lesson for him. "(I) basically just let them know that I wasn't trying to show up anybody and hopefully it's in the has nothing to do with (frustration) but it was definitely not something that was fitting for the moment", Bautista said after the game. Read More »

Francesco Totti confirms end of AS Roma career, set for new challenge


Totti confirmed in a statement published on his official Twitter account that the Genoa game would be the last in which he would "wear the Roma shirt". Until Thursday, however, Totti had refused to confirm or deny suggestions that he wanted a further season at his beloved club. "From Monday I will be ready to start again, I'll be ready for a new challenge". Read More »

NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations


Players will now be able to use the ball as a prop , do group celebrations , go to the ground and even make snow angels. Indeed, Goodell also wrote in his letter to fans that in the name of "sportsmanship, clean competition and setting good examples for young athletes", celebrations that are offensive, prolonged, delay the game, or are directed at an opponent still will constitute a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Read More »

Mariners shut down by Blue Jays once again

Blue Jays third base coach Luis Rivera was telling him to go for a double steal, with Travis targeting home plate and catcher Luke Maile sprinting to second, to try and add to Toronto's lead against the Seattle Mariners . Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was asked following Toronto's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday if he had noticed any blood on Aaron Sanchez's hand. Read More »

Rooney to review Man United future in 'the next few weeks'


Still, he kept in with events at Carrington and Old Trafford and was said to be in close contact with numerous United squad during the run-in. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side's season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success against Ajax in Stockholm . Read More »

MD to See Uptick in Holiday Travelers


Daily vehicle rentals will also climb to an average of $66, 7 percent more than a year ago. "Motorists have enjoyed an unusual downward trend in gas prices for this time of year, thanks to record-high refinery activity and sluggish demand", said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group. Read More »

Manchester police not sharing intelligence with USA after leaks


British police have so far arrested eight men and one woman in relation to the attack in relation to the attack which killed 22 people and injured scores more during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation". Read More »

James Milner: Liverpool winning a trophy is the next step


Champions League qualification has been achieved by Liverpool , but their season is not over just yet. Arsenal won seven out of their last eight Premier League games but paid the price for a miserable run through February and March. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is ideal, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season", he said. "Pep Guardiola spent £170million last summer and what did he get?" Coming off the damaging 3-1 away loss to Chelsea in ... Read More »

Tyronn Lue: Gameplanning to defend Celtics harder than Warriors

King of Cleveland LeBron James has praised the likely successor to his throne after Kyrie Irving's record-breaking display in the Cavaliers' game-four win over Boston . In all, Irving finished Game 4 with a playoff career-high 42 points. They're 5-4 in the postseason so far. The Celtics had a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter. Read More »

Arsenal can't afford to be snobs about Europa League football


Personally the biggest thing for us at Manchester City was winning the FA Cup [in 2011]. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is flawless, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season", he said. "For a few weeks we knew that's the maximum we can achieve and we did it". "At the end of the season you are usually exhausted but I could start again tomorrow". Read More »

Kyle Busch wins Truck race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Busch provided the highlight of the night when he went from fifth to first on one lap, taking the lead when he pulled off a nifty move by squeezing in between Crafton and Sauter to take control of the race. "It's my first time doing this", Larson said. “Once I got that opportunity to get there, I knew it was going to be now or never. You know you're not gonna get many people from the West Coast to fly out here for the All-Star race, I don't think. Read More »

We will learn from United's performance, says Ajax coach Bosz


Winning the Europa League not only fills the final hole in the storied trophy case of the Red Devils, but surely means that Manchester United will have a much-improved squad heading intoChampions League soccer next season. Mkhitaryan's taken the man away, it's left that space for Pogba". "We knew where we better, where they were better than us". "There are lots of poets in football. Read More »

Eredivisie: Ajax will learn from Europa loss - Bosz


England's all-time leading goal scorer, Rooney had said at the start of this season that he would retire from worldwide following the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. "We did it. We are very proud". "But if you'd told us at the start of the season we'd win three trophies and be in the Champions League we'd have taken it". Read More »

Alvaro Morata set for Serie A return

The Real Madrid striker has struggled for a starting place with the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale keeping him out of the side, yet he has still managed to score 15 La Liga goals. Morata's fiance is also Italian, and it seems he has now made his made his mind up to move to Italy over England with Madrid and Milan needing to finalise a fee before the transfer becomes official. Read More »

United dedicate Europa League win to Manchester attack victims


This is the second trophy Jose Mourinho is winning in his first season as Manchester United coach. EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs had been tempered by stumbling home sixth in the Premier League , meaning lifting the Europa League was their only way of qualifying for the Champions League. Read More »