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Daniel Levy: 'Mauricio Pochettino loves Tottenham Hotspur'

Pochettino last week had guaranteed that he would be at the club next season, adding he could not leave in any case because "there is no buyout clause in my contract". No figures were released for the deal, but sources told ESPN FC it was worth significantly more than the previous deal with the firm, signed in 2014 and worth £16m per season. Read More »

Man Utd Seal Emotional Europa Win


It was Paul Pogba's deflected shot 18 minutes into the game and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sixth Europa League goal of the season in the 47th minute gave them the comfortable win. Needing no second invitation to shoot, the Armenian instinctively hooked the ball at goal and doubled United's advantage. "We played for England, we played for Manchester, and we played for the people who died". Read More »

Sharapova to play at Wimbledon qualifying event

Sharapova's current ranking of 211, while good enough to earn her a spot in the qualifiers, is short of eligibility for an automatic place in the main draw. Sharapova first burst onto the scene by winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old in 2004. She has paid the price through her 15-month ban and now can return to action. Read More »

Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

It's tough, you know, it's tough". LeBron and co. will now look to close out the Celtics back in Boston, where Cleveland simply dominated in Games 1 and 2. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors , who cruised to a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs, averaged 115 in their series. We know ways we can get better. Read More »

Spurs' Ginobili mulls retirement after sweep by Warriors

Spears, when asked about his status after the Warriors completed a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night in the Western Conference finals. Lee, Pau Gasol and Dewayne Dedmon all have player options while Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons are unrestricted free agents. "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. Read More »

Manchester United are champions again, and just getting started

Two days later one of the English city's two Premier League clubs lifted the Europa League trophy for the first time, and the French midfielder paid tribute to those who had lost their lives. It was hard to train but the manager told us the only thing we could do is win this for them and that is what we have done. 'I haven't seen the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football, high pressing and being dominant, ' he added. Read More »

Fans Anxiously Await Word on Ariana Grande's Scheduled Concerts in London


British police and intelligence agencies have arrested three more suspects in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing . Security in the nation has been ramped up significantly in the wake of the attack, with up to 1,000 military personnel deployed on the streets to compliment police as part of "Operation Temperer", with soldiers taking up position outside of Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Downing Street among other high-profile spots. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder suspended for two games for anti-gay slur


It's not a word I use ever. On Thursday afternoon, Pillar took to his official Twitter account to address the incident, which is now being investigated by Major League Baseball. "This is not who I am and I will use this as an opportunity to better myself". I'm just exhausted of it. Blue Jays fans can go back to September 2012 when Yunel Escobar was suspended for having slurs written on his black stickers in a game against the Boston Red Sox . Read More »

Totti confirms Genoa will be his final Roma game


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". "I can't tell you in a few words how much these colours meant, mean and will always mean to me", he posted. Despite his advancing years, Totti has refused to rule out joining another club for next season, insisting that his passion for football remains strong. Read More »

The 'No Fun League,' Relaxes NFL Celebration Rules


The NFL announced Tuesday that it has relaxed its rules to allow for the kind of benign celebrations that entertain fans and allow players a sense of individuality and creativity. At the NFL's spring meeting in the Windy City, owners approved a handful of rule changes, one of them being shorter overtimes . "We've got 15 reason why it's better", he said. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays Place Francisco Liriano on DL

He avoided the subsequent jersey-ripping - except for one button torn off - but got a keg of Gatorade over the head, courtesy Darwin Barney. "I can't remember it where it hit at once". Justin Smoak had hit a two-run homer to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Diamondbacks 2, Pirates 1: Zack Greinke's bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco's leadoff home run in the eighth inning, but Arizona held on to win. Read More »

Mourinho relishes Manchester United's 'victory of pragmatism'


Rooney was used as a late substitute by Mourinho as United comfortably saw off Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League and secure Champions League football for next season. Goals from Paul Pogba and then another from Henrikh Mkhitaryan fired United to glory in Sweden and also qualification for the UEFA Champions League . Read More »

Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 2M vehicles over holiday


Forecasters expect the number of Memorial Day weekend travelers across the nation will increase this year in spite of higher fuel prices. AAA says that daily auto rental rates will average $66, which is 7 percent more than previous year. The travel agency is attributing the increase in travel to stabilized gas prices and an increase in consumer confidence. Of the 998,800 people who are are expected to leave-about 90 percent are leaving by auto, which is on par with past years when nine out ... Read More »

UK police stop sharing Manchester attack info with US after leaks

Abedi withdrew £250 from a cash machine and went into the shopping centre in central Manchester , three days before his attack. If confirmed, the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defense and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the US media of details about the police investigation. Read More »

Irving, LeBron lift Cavs over Celtics

And then handing the ball to Kyrie Irving , getting out of the way, and watching him take the team to the doorstep of the National Basketball Association Finals. Irving had led a 17-point swing in the quarter. Irving scored 21 points in the quarter, cashing in nine of 10 field goals on a head-turning array of fearless drives to the basket and 3-pointers. Read More »

Klopp reveals Champions League mission statement


We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it. The Reds are likely to be heavily active during the summer transfer window to ensure that they have a squad that is capable of competing in both the Premier League and the Champions League next season. Read More »

Cech: Champions League exile not a problem for Arsenal


What that means is that, since 2010, Liverpool have mostly had to make do with Europa League football, and as a result, they've mostly had to make do with signing Europa League standard players. "Hopefully now we can stick a few trophies in the cabinet". "Maybe [we are more attractive] but it's one thing saying you're coming to play in the Champions League and another proving you're good enough to play in it". Read More »

Man U's Jose Mourinho makes history with Europa League win


And added to the two Champions League titles Mourinho won with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010, it makes him the first coach to clinch both the European trophies a couple of times. The Dutch team, who had just three shots on target, could have played all night and not scored, so toothless was their attack, which had been much-vaunted ahead of the game. Read More »

Sunday's roundup: Coca-Cola 600 could be a snoozer

What to Watch For: Kyle Busch, Chris Buescher, Brad Keselowski , Kyle Larson , Martin Truex Jr . and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. go for their first Monster Energy All-Star Race wins. "Restarting in fifth, I knew I was in trouble", Larson said. They weren't able to push me and get me going. He spent most of the race trying to get back on the lead lap. Read More »

Man Utd Players Celebrate In Changing Room After Winning Europa League


Some of the players have now been sharing photos of the United boys celebrating their triumph with Zlatan Ibrahimovic posting a snap of himself standing with the trophy in the dressing room on Instagram. Goals from France worldwide Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. Read More »

Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata 'agrees deal with AC Milan'


After struggling to carve out a regular place in the starting eleven at Real Madrid this season, the striker is looking to push for a transfer in the summer and has been linked with several of Europe's giants. AC Milan will reportedly pay Real Madrid £52m for the striker who will sign a deal worth £125,000 per week. Yet previous reports claimed that Morata would like to steer clear of Italy out of respect for Juventus . Read More »

Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title


Mkhitaryan then flicked the ball home early in the second half following a corner and, with chants of "Manchester, Manchester" echoing around the stadium, United held on to win the one European trophy missing from the Old Trafford cabinet. Attacking midfielder Mata admitted it was not easy to focus on the game, but the Spaniard was proud to honour the victims and the city of Manchester. Read More »

Mata and Smalling describe extra Europa League motivation after Manchester attacks

A deflected strike from Paul Pogba and a goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the team a 2-0 win against Ajax . We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. For United coach Jose Mourinho , it was obvious that the victory was a huge weight off his shoulders, because of both the emotions of the last few days and the importance of the match. Read More »

Jose Mourinho overjoyed after Man United's emotional Europa League win


Goals from Paul Pogba then Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw off their Dutch counterpart at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. "I think it would be special". "Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that is the last trophy and that is when the feelings are under the skin and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team". Read More »

Netanyahu Sends Condolences Over Manchester Attack

The New York Times published photos of the bomb materials from the scene of the explosion on Wednesday. Ariana Grande has officially canceled some tour dates after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack outside her concert on Monday took the lives of 22 fans and injured many more. Read More »

FA Cup no fitting farewell for Wenger


And if you're not yet a subscriber to BT Sport - the only place showing Champions League , Europa League , Premier Leagueand FA Cup matches next season - we can get you set up in just 15 minutes right here . "I don't know", said Wenger, downplaying the German international's chances. But Wenger does not think the squad needs an overhaul. While Wenger admitted the club will have their hands full during the transfer window, he remains confident the likes of Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Europa League Win Means Manchester United Season Was A Success

Manchester United , on Wednesday, defeated Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm courtesy goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to win the Europa League , thus confirming their qualification for the Champions League next season. We weren't good enough. Mourinho, 54, said he was looking forward to taking a break from football, but he will not be able to keep his mind off United matters for long. Read More »

Poets don't win titles - Mourinho defiant after Ajax criticise Manchester United approach


As play began, the chanting grew louder and there were shouts of " Manchester is wonderful!" as fans stamped their feet on the floor with such force that the glasses on the tables shook. "We did that very well from the first minute and we totally deserve the trophy". Before the final, their starting XI had made only 1,405 first-team appearances between them; United's team had more than double that. Read More »

Manchester City's Congratulatory Tweet To United Oozes All Sort Of Class


United's first continental trophy in nine years brings with it the welcome boon of Champions League qualification after a disappointing Premier League campaign, but more crucially a cathartic, if temporary, release for some. "We tried to kill their good qualities and exploit their weaknesses". United's triumph was significant in more ways than one following Monday's terror attack in Manchester, which claimed 22 lives and injured more than 100 people . Read More »

Jose Mourinho: We would change people's lives for cup'

Wayne Rooney and Manchester United raise the Europa League trophy following their 2-0 victory over Ajax . Fierce rivals Manchester City tweeted #ACityUnited at the final whistle in a show of solidarity following a desperately tough few days for the city, and Beckham likewise believes that United's win went beyond footballing success. Read More »