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 ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:35

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists that he would be "very happy" if Wayne Rooney stayed at the club this summer. "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".

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:21

They've now won three UEFA Champions League trophies, two Europa Cup's and one Super Cup. "For me, it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last", Mourinho said, having added to this season's Community Shield and EFL Cup successes.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:51

BOSTON - The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team's current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:26

Djokovic confirmed Agassi will work with him from the French Open onwards after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia final on Sunday. Twenty seven unforced errors against rising German star Alexander Zverev cost the Serb what could have been his 31st Masters 1,000 title . Agassi and wife Steffi Graf have two teenage children, he is heavily involved in his charitable foundation and has indicated in the past that he does not want to be away from his Las Vegas ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:48

Even if we close series off, we want to win them without losing a game or drawing a game as well, if possible. Team India will also be playing two warm-up matches against New Zealand (May 28) and Bangladesh (May 30) to acclimatise themselves with the conditions in England.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:59

If the Ivory Coast global does sign a new contract with the Eagles , then some could consider it as a blow for North London club Tottenham. Sky Sports News HQ reported on Wednesday that Zaha's representatives had begun negotiations with Palace on a new five-year deal, which is understand to be worth more than £100,000 a week - an increase of £40,000 on his current deal.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:29

The huge series wins by India over New Zealand, England and Australia definitely remained a memorable occasion for the Indian cricket fans, but, yet, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) thinks that the veteran Indian bowler hasn't done enough to earn himself an automatic contract extension.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:03

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks to pass around Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . However, the Cavs came back, and James put them back up with two free throws. Irving had led a 17-point swing in the quarter. Boston fell behind early, 5-0, then went on an 11-0 tear to serve notice they weren't conceding anything.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:26

Midfielder Fernandinho told reporters after Tuesday's 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion: "He's a top player". Guardiola said that he still has a chance with City to perform better the next season. "As a football player and as a football fan it was a dream to come to the Premier League", Zabaleta said in an on-pitch address to fans. I am so proud to see where Manchester City is today.