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Author: 0 Ajax's youngsters come up short in Europa League final

Trying his luck from around 20 yards out, Pogba's shot took a deflection of Ajax's Davinson Sanchez, but it was this sort of good fortune that Pogba was due after enduring a season of constant scrutiny. "These things are bad all over the world, in London and in Paris", said Pogba, who was also playing at the Stade de France on the night of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks.

Sports Manchester City's Congratulatory Tweet To United Oozes All Sort Of Class
Author: 0 Manchester City's Congratulatory Tweet To United Oozes All Sort Of Class

The win means the Red Devils are now the fifth team to claim the full quota of European trophies, joining an illustrious list with Ajax , Chelsea , Juventus and Bayern Munich . United have plenty of targets, chief among them Antoine Griezmann and James Rodriguez but they've also been linked with the Monaco trio of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Fabinho.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Alexis confirmed as Bayern Munich signing?

Alexis Sanchez has chosen Manchester City as his preferred option with the Arsenal superstar likely to quit the Emirates after they failed to secure Champions League football. Everybody wants him because it's easier now than if he had three years left. "We have personnel decisions to make". I guided this club for years with very limited resources when we had to sell all our players.

Sports UK security level: Chelsea scraps victory parade, Arsenal cancels FA Cup screening
Author: 0 UK security level: Chelsea scraps victory parade, Arsenal cancels FA Cup screening

Paul Merson believes Arsenal's chances of beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final are extremely low, particularly with Per Mertesacker set to play as the club cope with a defensive crisis. He could yet make a 718th appearance, although he is likely to be a substitute at best, before deciding whether to retire on play on elsewhere. Arsenal meet Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday looking to salvage silverware from a season that has seen them fail to qualify for the Champions League for the ...

Sports Arsenal defensive crisis deepens after Mustafi revealed as FA Cup final doubt
Author: 0 Arsenal defensive crisis deepens after Mustafi revealed as FA Cup final doubt

Wenger did not give any further hints on his immediate future, insisting he did not know whether the cup final would be his last match in charge of Arsenal . "We have to find solutions and hopefully I can find those solutions". "The players really want to win something". Laurent Koscielny will definitely miss the FA Cup final after the Football Association rejected an appeal against his red card in Arsenal's victory over Everton .

Sports Arsenal v Chelsea: Martin Keown makes bold FA Cup final prediction
Author: 0 Arsenal v Chelsea: Martin Keown makes bold FA Cup final prediction

Mustafi suffered concussion in the 2-0 defeat of Sunderland eight days ago and has still not returned to full training. "He's still sick at the moment and has not trained yet". I don't know. But we've got good players who can win us games . "He has the leadership qualities. He has the leadership qualities, so it depends a little bit on the system I will go for, the system I will choose".

Sports 'We played for the people who died': Pogba
Author: 0 'We played for the people who died': Pogba

The Red Devils eventually took the lead as Paul Pogba received a pass from Fellaini and his left foot shot was deflected by Ajax defender Sanchez and it took a wicked deflection past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Yet hope was soon dampened as within minutes Ajax's first major European final in 21 years became an uphill battle. The France midfielder was all over the pitch, appearing as a third centre back one moment to head the ball away from danger, channelling pinpoint passes to ...

Author: 0 Manchester United players react to winning the Europa League

United started quicker than some anticipated - make no mistake, this was no containment job - but always kept their shape and never really gave Ajax a sniff. Not only did they do that but they also ensured they would be playing Champions League football next season. "Wayne was ready to play, he was a big option but the game was in the pocket, you have to control the game and delay changes", the Manchester United boss said in his press conference.

Sports Arsene Wenger on why Arsenal failed to catch Chelsea this season
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger on why Arsenal failed to catch Chelsea this season

On the other hand, relegated Sunderland also suffer from injury worries in the form of Jason Denayer and Victor Anichebe , both of whom are doubts with respective thigh and hamstring problems. City finished fourth last season despite amassing just 66 points - Arsenal can gain nine more than that with two final victories and still end up in the Europa League.

Author: 0 United Kingdom school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast

Salman Abedi had been a "regular kid", who went out and drank until around a year ago when he "dropped off the radar", the Times reported the bomber's former landlord's nephew as saying. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it "seems likely" Abedi did not act alone, and three arrests have been made in southern Manchester. As part of the pre-planned and tested deployment under Operation Temperer the military will be working under the MPS command structure to provide static armed guarding at key ...

Sports Wenger Confirms Double Blow But Key Duo Set To Face Chelsea
Author: 0 Wenger Confirms Double Blow But Key Duo Set To Face Chelsea

Sky Sports pundit and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has today revealed some rather worrying news for fans of his former club, revealing that one of Arsene Wenger's star men craves Champions League football for next season. We did not want to place any additional pressure on police and security services at this time and have been working closely with them ahead of making this decision".

Sports Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener
Author: 0 Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener

The Western Conference finals begin Sunday, May 14th, as the Warriors host the Spurs . He and MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard will go head-to-head, with the latter dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of the series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Rockets.

Sports Most Suns fans think the NBA's lottery system is rigged
Author: 0 Most Suns fans think the NBA's lottery system is rigged

Jackson was a bit more efficient from the floor than Tatum last season, shooting 54.9 percent from the floor and 37.8 percent from three. - Jason Tilley (@jtilley480) May 17, 2017 @ abc15sports @ abc15 National Basketball Association lottery is rigged, not bad luck.

Author: 0 Senators will face Matt Murray and the Penguins Friday night

Winning breeds confidence. So while Washington is staring down another potential year where they came up short, blowing a 3-1 series lead might not affect Pittsburgh as much. The defending Stanley Cup champions have had all sorts of problems with injuries to their defense this spring, but on Friday night at Canadian Tire Centre, two blue liners inflicted some pain of their own.

Sports Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation
Author: 0 Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

Western experts say that test appeared to have advanced North Korea's aim of developing a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, although the capability was probably still several years away. Kim "said he was very happy to see pictures of the Earth taken by our rocket and that the world looks attractive", reported KCNA . North Korea has long claimed that its development of nuclear weapons is a deterrent against what it calls Washington's hostile policy toward it.

Sports Koscielny's FA Cup final ban upheld
Author: 0 Koscielny's FA Cup final ban upheld

Arsenal must beat Everton in the final game of the season on Sunday and hope Liverpool drop points against Middlesbrough to squeeze into the top four of the Premier League after a disappointing campaign that has seen more and more supporters call for Wenger to step down.

Author: 0 USA appeals court hears arguments weighing on Wall Street policing

The case was brought by PHH Corporation, a mortgage company that was sued by the CFPB in 2014 with allegations of illegal kickbacks. The judges are reconsidering a three-judge panel's 2-1 ruling last fall that would make it easier for President Donald Trump to fire CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

Sports Ajax boss: We were overawed in Europa League final
Author: 0 Ajax boss: We were overawed in Europa League final

If I finish my career tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience but the problem is my career just reached the halfway stage. It came two days after the terrorist attack that killed 22 people, some children, and injured scores more.

Sports Milner wants new recruits to join Reds for right reason
Author: 0 Milner wants new recruits to join Reds for right reason

It's also claimed that the German passionately believes he can repeat his deeds at Dortmund when he took them to the Champions League final, and made them a regular in the knock out stages of the competition. He said: "The strike force and taking their chances [will be key for Arsenal] because in Sanchez you've got a guy who can score from anywhere". "I really feel sorry for him because I think he's shown outstanding qualities, and I think he has handled the whole situation.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic casts doubt over Man United future

Zlatan's future is still in doubt with the 35-year-old recovering from a knee injury sustained in the semi-final of this competition against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. The Spaniard, who amazingly has just two caps for his national team, helped United to League Cup and Europa League glory this season. "I always say this is a team sport, we are a team", Herrera told Sky Sports .

Author: 0 Ty Lue cracks joke to reporter LeBron James jabbed

James scored just 11 points and committed six turnovers in Game 2 on Sunday night, when the Celtics overcame a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to pull off an upset the odds makers in Las Vegas said was the biggest in the National Basketball Association playoffs over the past 20 years.

Sports Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks
Author: 0 Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks

In his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech, he said: "Prime Minister May, all of the nations here today grieve with you and stand with you". Trump has long lamented leaks from within the government and his own White House, some of which have led to critical reporting on his activities, which he sees as undermining his administration.

Sports Ander Herrera states his prediction for Man United v Ajax
Author: 0 Ander Herrera states his prediction for Man United v Ajax

With the Europa League final against Ajax in mind, Mourinho gave unlikely starts to the likes of Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira and the aforementioned Harrop. "We want to play European football, hopefully it is Tuesday and Wednesdays, instead of Thursday's, but if it's Thursdays we will play Thursdays and it wouldn't be an excuse to try to win the title".

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta proud of Manchester City career

Sure. Definitely", he said, as quoted by The Times . The claim that City aren't a "big club" might seem controversial on the face of things but surely even the most ardent of City fans wouldn't try and make the claim that their club is at the level of Barca or Bayern Munich , Real Madrid or Juventus .

Sports Manchester United wins Europa League 2017
Author: 0 Manchester United wins Europa League 2017

Ajax , fielding the youngest starting lineup in a European final, were expected to make a quick start as they did in their 4-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in their semi-final first leg. "High pressing was hard because Man United only played long balls and didn't take any risks in the build-up". Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled United's advantage with a slick finish from a corner-kick in the second half and that was enough to beat Peter Bosz's talented, but inexperienced Ajax , who lacked ...

Sports 'You deserve it my friend' - Djorkaeff congratulates Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory
Author: 0 'You deserve it my friend' - Djorkaeff congratulates Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory

We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. That's what we've done. "It is just a football game and a trophy but if we can help and support with this just 1 per cent it is enough for us". It was billed as a clash between the efficiency of Mourinho's United against the swagger and youthful exuberance of Ajax . Veteran striker Wayne Rooney , benched just before stoppage time, lifted the trophy as the team captain in what was probably his last ...

Sports Tottenham's Pochettino 'not going anywhere'
Author: 0 Tottenham's Pochettino 'not going anywhere'

Pochettino firmly denied the existence of such a buyout clause and confirmed he would stay with Tottenham , stating he had "no reason to leave the club". 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.

Sports Arsenal rejects £1billion takeover bid
Author: 0 Arsenal rejects £1billion takeover bid

Kroenke is the club's majority shareholder, effectively making him the owner. Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the best reactions as Arsenal fans urge Stan Kroenke to sell his shares in the club. But Kroenke's emphatic statement suggests any follow-up offer from Usmanov will again be rebuffed. There were chants against Kroenke during Arsenal's game against Everton on Sunday as the team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Author: 0 Victor Moses speaks on FA Cup final against Arsenal

Wenger has revelled in FA Cup football and victory over the Blues would see him become the most successful manager in the competition's storied history. Importantly, these aren't wasted, wayward efforts - more shots found their way to the target than any other team managed this year, and has meant that Spurs finish the season with more goals than any other Premier League side.

Author: 0 Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying

Sharapova, who has won five grand slams, added: "I am really excited to be coming back to Birmingham this year to play on the grass as part of my build up to Wimbledon and I thank the LTA for this opportunity". She has denied using it for any performance-enhancing objective, and an initial two-year ban was cut on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which concluded that while she committed an anti-doping violation there was "no significant fault" on her part.

Sports LeBron James frustrated with reporter after Game 3 loss to Celtics
Author: 0 LeBron James frustrated with reporter after Game 3 loss to Celtics

The Celtics then outscored the Cavs by 11 points and eight points in the third and fourth quarters respectively. The Cavs have officially lost their first playoff game. Not only did Smart bust Cleveland's coverage by hitting seven of his 10 three-point attempts, but he helped maintain a healthy, humming offense for 42 minutes against the best team in the conference.

Sports United dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims
Author: 0 United dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August. Here are the main points from his post-match interviews... "If you are dominant in the air you go long". As for Man United's summer dealings in the transfer market, one in which Mourinho and the club are expected to be very active, the manager said that CEO Ed Woodward knew what players he wanted and has for some time already.

Author: 0 Jamie Carragher offers advice to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal transfers

Apart from Chelsea , all of the other sides have had their ups and downs this season, but if you were to hand Liverpool fourth spot at the start of the season, they'd surely have taken it. You've got to change the policy of the club. "I really feel sorry for him because I think he's shown outstanding qualities, and I think he has handled the whole situation".

Author: 0 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Aberg's goal puts Preds past Ducks

Jed Kuhn within two hours of his diagnosis. What they didn't do in losing Game 5 and what must be done to keep their Stanley Cup dream alive. It was Forsberg who's shot hit Bernier and kicked out to Aberg who drove to the net and made it 2-1.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators force game seven against Penguins

You would hope, obviously, that no team goes into any elimination game with that kind of thinking, but the general consensus from Steel City, at least from Crosby and Sullivan , seems to be that an approach similar to Game 6 will put the Penguins in a good position to steal the series .

Sports Watch Go Bowling 400 Online
Author: 0 Watch Go Bowling 400 Online

Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick. Busch, who won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 on Friday night at Kansas, won the first stage and Blaney claimed the second for his third stage win of the season.

Sports Paul Pogba Would Be Happy With Champions League Win For Juventus
Author: 0 Paul Pogba Would Be Happy With Champions League Win For Juventus

United's players were clearly moved by the events and flew to Sweden vowing to deliver a display in their biggest match of the season that would serve as a tribute to the victims and their families. "So the season was the victory of pragmatism and the people who respect the opponent and try to exploit the opponents' weakness". His crucial goal had a huge element of fortune to it, though.

Sports Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke blasted in epic Twitter rant by Ian Wright
Author: 0 Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke blasted in epic Twitter rant by Ian Wright

In last month's Bloomberg magazine, Usmanov insisted that Wenger should be allowed to pick his own successor at the club because the Frenchman is Arsenal's "main icon and asset". Wenger chose not to join his players on the traditional lap of appreciation on Sunday but offered support to Kroenke in his post-match press conference.

Author: 0 British police stop sharing Manchester intel with US

So far, a fifth man has been arrested in the UK. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. After a series of police raids in and around Manchester, eight people are in custody in connection with the suicide bombing. Rudd said Britain's increased official threat level will remain at "critical" as the investigation proceeds and won't be lowered until security services are convinced there is no active plot in place.

Sports Pogba: 'We played for the people who died'
Author: 0 Pogba: 'We played for the people who died'

A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. On what was a hard night considering the tragic events in Manchester just two days earlier, Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final, and they did it for their city.

Sports Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form
Author: 0 Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form

There is some real logic, why Nadal will start the 2017 French Open as favourite. After recently becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament 10 times - the Monte Carlo Masters - he now heads to the Barcelona Open in attempt to do the same thing.

Sports Ricciardo 'envious' of Mercedes-Ferrari fight
Author: 0 Ricciardo 'envious' of Mercedes-Ferrari fight

He is now up against a quadruple champion, once dominant with Red Bull , who has a machine to match the Mercedes. Hamilton, who has spent the last three seasons fighting team-mate Nico Rosberg for the title, said fighting a driver in a rival team and a good relationship with team-mate Valtteri Bottas is making this championship fight one of his best.

Sports Clueless LaVar Ball debuts
Author: 0 Clueless LaVar Ball debuts "Stay In Yo Lane" tees

The draft will be held on June 22. The move all but ensures Ball, a Los Angeles native, will be on the board when the Lakers come on the clock. The outspoken father of NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball tweeted out the addition of "Stay In Yo Lane" shirts Wednesday as part of his sports apparel company, Big Baller Brand.

Author: 0 Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish: Milner

The Reds secured Champions League football for next season by finishing the current campaign in fourth place . That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million ($65 million) in revenue and increase the pressure on Gunners boss Wenger, who has endured a miserable season filled with fan protests and calls for his resignation.