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by | May 25, 2017 | 15:32

And Henderson thinks Liverpool having 16 more points in their kitty this term than last season clearly shows that the club are getting better and are significantly improving, with the midfielder saying that the players have taken on board manager Jurgen Klopp's ideas.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:49

The Spain global is expected to take his leave from Stamford Bridge after the FA Cup final against Arsenal having been heavily linked with a move to China in the last six months. "I think they'll be looking to buy a top-class striker and they're now in a position as Champions where it's an attractive club to go to". "They have given so much and now they really want to win something".

by | May 25, 2017 | 16:01

That's what we've done. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's acrobatic goal from inside the box sealed the match completely as Manchester United used their experience to wrap it up nicely and lift the trophy in the end. There will be a strong collection of teams in the second pot, with Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund , Man City, FC Porto and United assured of their places.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:21

Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out home crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals. "We'll be watching the Eastern Conference Finals to see how that unfolds". The depleted Spurs, missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , were always chasing the game as the powerful Warriors offence dominated nearly from start to finish.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:51

They had been thoroughly outclassed on their home floor for more or less the last three quarters going back to Game 3, and it looked like we were going to have to accept the distinct possibility that the series was heading back to Boston tied at two games a piece.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:07

After sealing the victory in Europa League , formerly known as UEFA Cup, Man United have joined Ajax , Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus in an elite band of teams to have won all three UEFA's major club trophies, namely European Champion Clubs' Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League, and European Cup Winners' Cup.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:56

The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. The FSB chief denied the allegations but said he would pass on the warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brennan recounted. "I said American voters would be outraged by any attempt to interfere in the election", Mr Brennan said of the call.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:09

After his round, Garcia said: "It was very windy - not very consistent with the wind either". As usual, the Stadium Course packed plenty of excitement - an ace of the island green for Masters champion Sergio Garcia - and plenty of punishment.

by | May 25, 2017 | 16:15

He has, however, indicated that his future will be discussed at a club board meeting after the FA Cup Final. Speaking last week about the talks that persuaded Coutinho to sign his new deal earlier this year, Klopp said: "We spoke a lot around signing the contract".

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:54

Then we had to go out and put a performance in to win the game. "But the world goes on". We want peace in the world and respect. Even as Monday rendered football's stakes irrelevant, it oddly made this match all the more important as an occasion, but also very hard and unusual for the players to prepare for.

by | May 25, 2017 | 16:02

Pogba , whose father Fassou Antoine died just over a week ago, pointed to the heavens after scoring the opener with a deflected 18th-minute shot. Pogba, scored of the first goal, shared an image of himself kissing the trophy which sealed United's passage into Europe's premier competition.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:56

It's all new for them. Manchester United signed a $750 million 10-year shirt sponsorship agreement with Adidas in 2014. That's because a top-four finish equals a place in the much coveted UEFA Champions League, but United also qualify for the UCL thanks to the win in the Europa League .

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:15

United's Jesse Lindgard wrote: "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by last nights attack on this attractive city". David Beckham (on Instagram): Heartbreaking news from Manchester . Manchester City: It's with great sadness we hear of the awful events at the Arena. "Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services".

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:10

Jose Mourinho is not upset to have missed out on a top-four spot, saying winning titles like the Europa League has always been more important to Manchester United . Mourinho made eight changes to his side that reached the Europa League final with a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford . Players were in different positions , there was no concentration and no focus .

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:19

The Blues had planned an open top bus tour to show off the Premier League trophy and hope to add the FA Cup in Saturday's final with Arsenal . "We went through hard periods but now everyone is eager to play this last game and give everything for this club".

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:50

England beat South Africa by 72 runs in the first ODI in Leeds on Wednesday. Morgan's 107 at Headingley was a real captain's contribution, paced intelligently over 93 balls and decorated with five bruising sixes. Morgan reached three figures with a hook shot off South African speedster Kagiso Rabada that flew over fine leg for six. England were rocking at 198-5 but a swashbuckling 77 from Moeen, an innings during which he also cleared the ropes on five occasions, moved the hosts ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:34

It was his 580th game as captain of the team. Terry, for the fifth time, and Cahill lifted the Premier League trophy afterwards before Terry addressed the supporters in a speech filled with thanks. Paul Cook collected the League Two manager of the year prize following Portsmouth's title win. "If we have more than Arsenal then we'll have the possibility to win".

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:23

The team, famed for performing the haka war dance derived from New Zealand's indigenous Maori and for fielding rugby greats such as the late Jonah Lomu, was given the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports. The world-class forward surprised nobody when announcing on Wednesday the extension of his New Zealand Rugby contract through to 2019, when Japan will host the sport's showpiece.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:01

His lawyer Ron Mansfield has told the court that Bracewell was out at a function and received a call from his partner, who is distressed and upset because a friend's dog had killed their valued cockotiel at their Haumoana home while they were both out.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:54

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan , left, celebrates scoring with teammate Paul Pogba during the Europa League soccer final match between Ajax and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday May 24, 2017 .

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:48

Krunal Pandya top-scored with an unbeaten 45 off 30 balls while Rohit scored 26 and carried Mumbai Indians to 111-4 with more than five overs to spare. At 34 for three, Krunal Pandya joined Rohit and brought Mumbai closer to victory with a 54-run partnership off 40 balls. "So I thought I'll try something on the bowlers and so it was a good day, wasn't it?" Mumbai crossed the finish line losing just 4 wickets with 33 balls remaining.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:28

The midfielder also discussed big striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic , who missed the Europa League final with a knee injury and is out of contract with the club. United observe a minute silence before kick-off following the terrorist attack on Monday night. Both teams wore black armbands as a mark of respect.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:56

Their season presumed on life support entering Game 3, the Celtics instead got a 27-point sharpshooting masterpiece from Marcus Smart - who will never receive an invite to the All-Star Weekend 3-point Shootout unless 200 others get lost in the mail - to steal a win and add some much-needed suspense to the series.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:40

It means Wenger may be forced to revert to a back four as Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal would be the only other viable options at centre-back if Mustafi and Gabriel are both ruled out. "Knowing the player, knowing his character and knowing his commitment for the club, which I don't question at all, he'll make absolutely everything to be fit for Saturday", Wenger said .

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:22

From the onset, Cleveland picked up right where things left off at the TD Garden. ( Terry) Rozier is tough, Avery is tough, ( Marcus) Smart's tough. "He's human, so he's going to have a night like this", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue . He was 0-4 from three. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) goes up for a rebound against Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, and Tyler Zeller (44) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:50

I put a foot out and to see it go in was special". Club chairman, Daniel Levy, has been working on the project of a new stadium dating back a number of years and his plans are finally coming to fruition. While Tottenham rejoiced, it was a sobering day for United who are now likely to finish sixth in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge - a place below where they finished under Louis van Gaal last season.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:04

The Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte , has been named Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association at their 25th annual awards dinner. The Frenchman, who has been in charge for 21 years, has not revealed whether he will sign a new contract with the club. "I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday".

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:17

That delivered a shocking win for these NBA Playoffs as an undermanned Celtics team surprised a team that had a 10-0 record in the postseason. That's one way to get back in the game, but with that being said, we still have to be better.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:54

Manchester United won the Europa League for the first time in their history thanks to a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Wednesday's final in Stockholm . It came as no surprise that United's players were able to impose themselves over such inexperienced opponents, with Pogba - the world's most expensive player - standing out.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:43

In the final of the men's Mutua Madrid Open , 23-year-old Austrian Dominic Tim will compete for the title with 30-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal . But that was to misrepresent where these two stood in their more recent history. Only a magnificent drop shot from Nadal at break point down denied Djokovic the chance to break back to 5-5, but it summed up perfectly the mood Nadal is in at the moment.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:12

More than 100 people were also injured as fans were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. After all, Louis Van Gaal saw his reign end owing to his style of sterile, keep possession just for the sake of it football. Two pieces of silverware, the League Cup and Europa League , or three if you count the Community Shield as Mourinho, that ultimate trophy-hunter, most certainly does, in addition to Champions League qualification, constitutes success by most definitions.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:14

He said his son sounded "normal" when he last spoke to him five days ago, adding that Abedi had visited Libya a month-and-a-half ago. They are both suspected of having links to the Islamic State group. Her family said their "darling Eilidh" was "vivacious and full of fun". An extra 1,000 armed officers will patrol streets across the United Kingdom in the wake of the Manchester terror attack .

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:07

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba , who scored in United's 2-0 win over Ajax , told BT Sport after the match (h/t the Guardian's Jacob Steinberg ): "We played for the country". "Obviously, we were really, really sad about what happened". The 40-year-old was part of the Red Devils squad which celebrated winning the Premier League , Champions League and FA Cup treble in 1999 with an open-top bus journey.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:47

The company, run by American sports mogul Stan Kroenke , now own 67% of the Gunners having steadily acquired more shares since initially buying a 9.9% stake back in 2007. "Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said. "But the psychological environment for the group of the players was absolutely horrendous".

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:24

United manager José Mourinho promised after the0-0 draw with Southampton that the kids would be played against Sam Allardyce's side, with the Red Devils preparing for Wednesday's Europa League final with Ajax . Having signed the Bundesliga player of the year (Henrikh Mkhitaryan), the most expensive footballer on the planet ( Paul Pogba ), the outstanding Eric Bailly and the celestial Zlatan Ibrahimovic, book makers had Manchester United just behind Manchester City as favourites ...