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Manchester attack scars Europa League final


Yorke was part of United's Treble-winning side of 1999, and feels the Europa Final is just as important to the Red Devils' hopes of building for the future as their dramatic win against Bayern Munich was nearly 18 years ago. "There is now no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the Uefa Europa League Final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks , " Uefa said in a statement. Read More »

Manchester bomber identified as local man of Libyan descent


The explosion sent people scrambling to get out of the arena, which can hold up to 21,000 people. British police identified the attacker as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22 people, did not make a strong impression on his neighbours. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rehabilitating in Manchester United gear will be reassuring for fans


GETTYAnder Herrera has backed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to inspire Manchester United to Europa League glory He is 100 per cent sure he will be back because he can not stop winning. I am always open to adapting myself to a new role and a new position. Zlatan and Ash (Young) have very good experience. Mourinho has faced criticism due to Manchester United's poor form in the Premier League this season. Read More »

Jose Mourinho and I have good relationship, says Juan Mata


That match-winning display was his best performance in a role he has grown into during the season and relished. Mata would be happy to sign a new contract at United . 'There are no problems with the manager. Mata said: "He has been in so many finals and the mentality that he gives to the players, to be in a final, but win that final, is very important for him and for us obviously". Read More »

Dhoni delivers as Pune reach IPL final

While the Rising Pune Supergiant squad was doing a thank-you lap after playing its last home game, the Kings XI Punjab team director Virender Sehwag was holding nothing back in expressing his disappointment at the overseas batsmen. Team's strength majorly depends on Indian players, which is a big plus for them. Rising Pune Supergiant will head into this week's Indian Premier League play-offs without star all-rounder Ben Stokes after he was recalled to England's one-day worldwide ... Read More »

Cavs coach not blaming LeBron after Celtics no-show

The Spurs were always struggling after an early points blitz from the Warriors that saw the visitors power to 31-19 at the end to silence the AT&T Center crowd in Texas. Irving hasn't lacked big moments since James's return to Cleveland . We know ways we can get better. He pulled down 17 rebounds to go along with his 17 points, 2 blocks and a steal. Read More »

Victor Moses CAF congratulate Chelsea star on Premier League win

Also, chipping golf balls into a washing machine and we finally discover just how hard is Colm ParkinsonHave a look, it's all good. It's a vital achievement for the club to be back in Europe's premier competition, and the talk is that Liverpool will be spending big in the summer in order to improve their squad considerably. Read More »

Coach Valverde leaving Athletic Bilbao


Former Barcelona player Valverde, 53, steered Athletic to eighth place in La Liga this season, but has chose to call time on his second managerial stint at the San Mames. Valverde, who helped Barca win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and Copa del Rey during his two-year spell at the club, had impressed since taking charge of Athletic for a second time in 2013. Read More »

Manchester soccer coach's wife, daughters escape terror attack


The Mirror on Wednesday are extremely confident that Manchester City are closing in on a major double signing from north London. Later, eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was confirmed to have died in the attack. The wife and daughters of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola attended a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that was the scene of a bombing, according to numerous media reports . Read More »

We have to play the Ajax way to beat Man Utd - Bosz


Captain Wayne Rooney led a minute's silence in memory of the victims in training before their flight to Sweden , while the club cancelled a pre-match press conference. Manchester United players have posted about the attack on Twitter. Daley Blind said he "can't believe what happened" and goalkeeper David De Gea expressed "much rage, much pain", with winger Jesse Lingard saying "this attractive city" will "stand together in this dark hour". Read More »

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Irving hasn't lacked big moments since James's return to Cleveland . Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had elected to keep James in the game after he'd picked up his third foul at the 8:55 mark of the second quarter while contesting a Marcus Smart 3-pointer from the short corner, sending Game 3's hero to the line for three freebies. Read More »

LeBron James frustrated with reporter after Game 3 loss to Celtics

And if LeBron doesn't perform at the level we expect him to, we'll reevaluate his career arc once again, one playoff game at a time . In the moments after the Celtics completed a remarkable comeback victory over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, forward Kelly Olynyk chose to get Thomas on a FaceTime connection to celebrate. Read More »

Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

James' teams are 11-0 all time in series when they lead 3-1. The fourth came when he was whistled for an offensive foul against Terry Rozier with 6:46 to play and Boston ahead by 10 points. The only bit of troubling news in the first quarter for the Celtics were the two fouls apiece called on Jae Crowder and Al Horford . "But I thought (the Celtics ) played a big part of that". Read More »

Alli: Spurs Don't Need To Spend, If Players Stay


Mauricio Pochettino's team produced some excellent performances this campaign, with the club finishing in second place in the Premier League . Former Tottenham manager David Pleat, now working as a BBC pundit, said Kane was a good ambassador who had demonstrated that he was a team player. Read More »

Mou to blame for Pogba struggles - Henry

The England worldwide will face one major test as he continues to battle teammate Phil Jones for a spot in the starting line-up against Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday. "I think his second season can be better". Pogba has the chance to address his biggest critique - that he doesn't have an effect on the biggest matches - when Man Utd face Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday, in a game which will undoubtedly define the Red Devils' entire 2016-17 ... Read More »

Conte picks up award from peers

Has your club's points total improved or declined from last season? The 36-year-old captain was given a guard of honour by his fellow players as he departed in a pre-planned substitution - timed for the minute matching the shirt number he has worn across 717 appearances for the newly crowned Premier League champions. Read More »

NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA


So while Tuesday wasn't necessarily a win for Brown, it was a triumphant day for many players whose creativity will be sparked by the NFL's less rigid disciplinary tactics on touchdown celebrations. Of those 83 overtime games, 16 of them were still tied after 10 minutes of overtime action ( according to this article ). The shorter overtime period will be used in the preseason and regular season. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss in Game 3

Given the way that Thomas played through massive adversity throughout the postseason and the way he led the Celtics all season, it was important to Boston players to include him in Sunday's postgame euphoria. They played well, but we've just got to play better, be more physical". "So to see him happy and smiling, it was a good feeling for us". "So I am happy it happened now". Read More »

Scots racing star Dario Franchitti robbed at gunpoint


The two, ages 14 and 15, were arrested with the 15-year-old also being charged with resisting arrest, according to the report. Fernando Alonso on the second day of qualifications at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway . Dixon declined to comment on Monday. "I think this would have been Sebastian's pole if he didn't crash on Saturday, " said Dixon, noting that Bourdais had the single fastest lap on Saturday with an average speed of 231.534. Read More »

Twins' Santana shuts out Orioles


Santana is also coming off a poor outing, allowing 5 runs in 7 innings to the Rockies. Blue Jays right-hander Joe Biagini, making his fourth career start, went 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs, five hits and three walks but left with a one-run lead. Read More »

Jermain Defoe Reportedly Agrees £130k-A-Week Deal With Premier League Club


The England player, 34, joined Sunderland in January 2015, scoring 15 goals for the Black Cats who have been relegated to the Championship. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... Defoe has previously played at Bournemouth, during a successful loan spell in the early stages of his career. He scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for Sunderland plus another for England on his return to the global fold in a World Cup qualifier in March, against Lithuania at Wembley. Read More »

Liverpool 3 Middlesbrough 0 - Reds into the Champions League

During the game against Everton, Arsenal fans held up banners with messages for Wenger to leave the club in the summer. Latest media reports have indicated that Wenger will sign a new contract whatever the result at Wembley Stadium, in the face of disillusionment with his stewardship by many Arsenal fans. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Dismissed By Judge


But, the team released Hernandez nearly immediately after he was arrested in June 2013 and didn't pay him the $5.91 million of that guaranteed amount. She cited a report from prison officials that some inmates knew about a radio broadcast that speculated Hernandez may have been gay. Prosecutors said they plan to file an appeal. Read More »

Royals rally past Yankees with four homers


Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer that led the Kansas City Royals over NY 6-2 on Tuesday night. He racked up nine of the strikeouts on biting sliders. Thursday: Kansas City Royals at Yankees , 7:05 p.m.; TBA vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (5-3, 6.56), YES Network/MLB Network. Read More »

Liverpool's James Milner targets trophies after top-four finish

Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta previously described him as a "great player", although Giroud, who has two FA Cup winners medals and one Community Shield triumph to show for his five years in English football to date, appears to remain focused on helping Arsenal win a first Premier League title since 2004. Read More »

Five ways Real Madrid broke Barca's La Liga stranglehold

If they lost to Malaga , Zidane's side would have lost the title on a head-to-head record against Barcelona if the Catalans won at home to Eibar. Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 10, 2016 in Madrid , Spain. Read More »

Celtics-Cavs Game 4 preview: C's expect an aggressive LeBron

Now, Golden State will be the only one that has to experience that unfamiliar feeling. "Steph was Steph", he said. "We called him on FaceTime, so he got to celebrate with us a little bit", Bradley said. "I don't know what to say other than he's a handful". That's not everything that describes them. "Individual goals, you have to just push to the side because this team, nothing is promised, and who knows what would happen down the line ". Read More »

Martin Truex Jr Wins at Kansas while Armirola Suffers Back Injury

May. Series leader Kyle Larson came home sixth. "I felt like if I could get out front on those restarts, I was OK", Truex said. "It's definitely been a thorn in our side". "The right front hopped or something and it took a hard left". "I hope Aric is alright", Logano said. "That's the last thing you want to see". It's unfortunate for everyone. Read More »

Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

They finished with 75 points, four better than previous year when they came second, but managed only two wins from 10 against the top six. The second half was notable mainly for chants against the club's largest shareholder Stan Kroenke by fans who have also voiced their frustration at Wenger this season. Read More »

Spurs star Ginobili: I feel like I can still play

The NBA Finals start on 1 June. Amid struggles from Klay Thompson , the Dubs have gotten spectacular play from Curry, Durant and Green, as well as timely contributions from the likes of Javale McGee and David West . "I have to choose between two wonderful, and truly wonderful options". Still, Golden State coach Mike Brown knows better execution is critical in the finals. Read More »

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

ESPN FC's David Mooney looks back at Manchester City's first season under Pep Guardiola. Disappointed Arsenal could point out that their total of 75 points was more than they achieved in finishing runners-up last season and would normally have put them in the top four . Read More »