But the Swedish player achieved his first Europa League title on Wednesday as Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in the final. Enjoyed that? Keep reading, we have something else for you. United's victory means they qualify for next season's Champions' League , despite finishing only sixth in the Premier League . The win preserved Mourinho's flawless record in major European finals, adding to his 2003 UEFA Cup victory with FC Porto , and his Champions League triumphs with the same ...
The Gunners face a multi-million pound drop in revenue if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. The Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, is preparing for the final Premier League game of the season against Everton with a faint hope of finishing in the top-four for the 21st consecutive season.
Instead of an extra 15-minute period, there will now be a 10-minute overtime , based on a vote by National Football League team owners. In effect, it'll lead to more ties. That means miming of weapons, sexually suggestive gestures, and other offensive or prolonging celebrations will still be flagged. That includes Brandin Cooks's archer celebration, but that's no skin off my back.
It felt like Ajax's fluid, attacking style of play actually played into United's hands in the end as the space they left in behind allowed Jose Mourinho's side to finds the gaps in which they revel. He told BT Sport: "We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester , in London and in Paris, too". Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the Europa League trophy.
Assuming the Cavaliers get the final victory they need to secure passage to the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the two teams will meet for a third straight season with a title on the line. There are 240 minutes of play in an National Basketball Association game, but Boston's 112-99 Game 4 loss to Cleveland came down to seven (six minutes and 46 seconds to be precise).
James eventually found his groove after that early foul trouble and finished with 34 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. There isn't anybody who can stay in front of him and the way he's able to contort his body and release of the ball opens up angles that should be impossible for the average player.
James recovered from an 11-point, four-of-13 shooting night he endured in Cleveland's stunning Game Three loss. Comparatively, they were blown out at home in their first two playoff games before Thomas' hip injury. He had six rebounds and six assists, but also committed six turnovers, including a costly miscue down the stretch when his pass was stolen by Jae Crowder .
Boston also baited James into foul trouble . The Cavaliers will step into the arena smelling blood; they can't afford to drag the series out another game and shorten their rest before the NBA Finals . We've known about the Kevin Love first quarter all year long. Bereft of his leading scorer, no one would have blamed Celtics coach Brad Stevens for getting swept out of the Eastern Conference Finals .
The Blues finished the Premier League season as champions for the sixth time in their history - winning a record 30 games as Antonio Conte's man dazzled in the top-flight. Chelsea and Arsenal meet in Saturday's FA Cup final after differing seasons and with managers in contrasting positions. "We can't let that happen again, we have to be right in his face and stop that at source".
I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don't. That win gave Manchester United their first Europa League title and also gives them qualification for next season's Champions League . It's all new for them. Often, to win finals you must first lose them. "If we can keep this squad together, we will be stronger next season, for sure".
If James weren't a member of the Cavs, Kyrie could be dropping points like this every game. "That's just how the game be played". The tenor of the series changed when it shifted to Cleveland , with Boston scoring a shocking upset win in Game 3 without star player Isaiah Thomas .
And that for us remains paramount in our thought patterns". Champions Trophy organisers have reassured all eight competing teams of the security measures in place at the tournament in the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester. They were enjoying batting with each other and for the first time they did it without any burden. "We've got a couple of practice games. you've just got to take your opportunity and hopefully I get one".
Following the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, Arsene Wenger made a decision to start Holding away at Middlesborough in a new back three system. Jurgen Klopp's side will have to beat their opponents over two-legs in August if they are to earn a place in the group stage of Europe's elite competition.
He has played in 32 league matches for the club this season and has helped them to win the Eredivisie on three occasions, as well as one Johan Cruyff Shield. "He also told the ball boys to take it easy in the second half so I am glad he finally gets a European trophy in his incredible career". He told Sky Italia: "If Juventus win the Champions League , I am very happy, very happy".
The Reds arrived in Australia on Wednesday morning. It's been less than a week since Liverpool sealed a berth in next season's Champions League with a decisive victory over Middlesbrough FC at Anfield and their return to Europe helped fuel the party atmosphere down under.
Joe Vardon of Cleveland .com provided the original comments Lue made Wednesday about how the challenges of the intricate Celtics offense compare to the star-studded Warriors' attack. "It's great that we can grow the wagering menu". "If something changes and he feels better, I'll sit here or better he'll sit here and tell you, but right now, I can't say that he's going to be coaching".
If LeBron James was even a shell of his usual self in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics , the Cleveland Cavaliers would be up 3-0 in the conference finals and beginning to size up the Golden State Warriors for what would be an NBA Finals rematch.
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals. "This is the guy who was averaging 34 points per game in the playoffs". James' second-half disappearing act was especially perplexing. In Game 6, Bryant bounced back with 26 points on 30 percent shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal.
Two-time Norris Trophy victor Erik Karlsson guided the Senators to six-game series victories over Boston and the New York Rangers despite playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel. Then again, so do the Penguins. This looks like it could be a very, very interesting series. Lucky for them, Pittsburgh failed to capitalize on any of them.
He enjoyed the 14th multihomer game of his career. The White Sox hurler gave up eight runs off eight hits in just over four innings. The Giants (20-28) have dropped three of their last four games. Lester became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a complete game using less than 100 pitches since Carlos Zambrano in 2009. Whether or not this ends up in another top-three finish in the Cy Young vote, Hendricks has posted a 1.96 ERA in his last six outings, solidifying a rotation that had been ...
Nitish Rana the man in form is likely to return as Ambati Rayudu failed to score runs in previous match . "That's been the hallmark of this team, we're not dependent on one individual", Rohit said at the post-match press conference. Mitchell Johnson , who replaced the injured Mitchell McClenaghan, bowled an excellent first spell before he was rewarded with a couple of wickets in his final over.
A three-pointer with 2:42 to go in the third quarter gave James his 5989th playoff point and the outright lead over the Chicago Bulls legend. If James weren't a member of the Cavs , Kyrie could be dropping points like this every game. Lue however shrugged off the off night on yesterday as he prepared his team for today's Game 4 in Cleveland . The Celtics will need to overcome losing Isiah Thomas to a hip injury that might require surgery, and their rookie sensation Jaylen Brown is ...
Terry and the Blues have come in for criticism after he was given a guard of honour 26 minutes into the game, being subbed off and replaced by Gary Cahill. "Thank you to them because it was incredible and a moment I will never, ever forget". Terry has been more peripheral this time around, contributing to his announcement last month that he would be leaving Chelsea after 22 years and 15 major trophies.
The Ducks won 12 games by a goal when the current record of 51 was set, including three of four against the Senators in the Stanley Cup final. Goalie Matt Murray's solid performance earned him the win in his first playoff start. Every series , you're going to ask guys, they're probably going to give you a similar answer. But the defenseman chose to use a term synonymous with peeved to describe his likely mentality if he had missed a prime scoring chance with less than a minute left in ...
United's style in winning the trophy has been questioned, with Ajax head coach Peter Bosz branding it a "boring" final , but Mourinho defended his club's style of play . "We did this very, very well since the first minute and we totally deserved the trophy". Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's two trophy wins this season represents a more successful campaign than what Tottenham, Liverpool and City have produced.
WAYNE ROONEY SAYS that he is unsure about his future at Manchester United and conceded that he will have to make decisions "over the next few weeks" concerning where he will be playing next season. United clinched the Europa title only 48 hours after a bombing attack at the Manchester Arena killed 22 persons and injured over 60. "We've done it, and we're proud", said Pogba.
Here's a look at five players who could help deliver that vision and their odds to move in. In a match of few clear opportunities in Stockholm , goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan consigned the Amsterdam side to a 2-0 defeat in the club's first European final appearance since 1996.
World Cup-winning central defender Per Mertesacker says he is fit to make his first start in more than a year when Arsenal take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday. A "numb" Manchester United will honour the victims of the Manchester bomb attack with a minute's silence and black armbands at the Europa League final, the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has said.
The C's don't have to hold James to 11 points, which was the case in Game 3, but they are going to need the Cavs' Big Three to miss a few more shots down the stretch Thursday night. James had 20 points and Deron Williams added 14 at the intermission. "We're just focused on Boston". Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter.
In fact, the United boss got wiped out by his excited son as he jumped into his arms. Once Chris Smalling directed Blind's corner towards Mkhitaryan for the Armenian to score his sixth Europa League goal of the season early in the second half, a United victory felt inevitable.
Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma though snuffed out any lingering hopes with a clinical 54-run stand that took MI within 20 runs of victory. With the help of sensational bowling display by spinner Karn Sharma , Mumbai Indians cruised into their 4th IPL final on Friday.
He insists he has been forced to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League in a bid to secure Champions League football. Despite fielding a weakened side for United's final league game of the season, Mourinho clinched a 2-0 victory over Sam Allardyce's Palace .
Which is why avoiding the timeout and going to Durant in pick-and-roll was Brown's best and most compelling move of the Game 4 clincher... and something we are guaranteed to see at key points of the next series. "I think our defensive intensity has been fantastic", Green said . Kerr has not coached in the Warriors last 10 playoff games, all victories. The emotional outpouring led Ginobili to make a startling revelation to friend and teammate Patty Mills as they sat on the bench.
Love was far from finished, as then, he buried his second three-pointer of the first quarter from the right corner of the floor. James led the way with 11 points on a flawless five-for-five effort from the field. "You move on and hopefully be better the next game". So it made sense that in Game 4, when they only turned the ball over three times in the first half, that they were sitting pretty with a ten-point lead.
With his 29-point showing over the first two-plus quarters of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston Thursday night, James moved past Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan for first on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.
The Lions will be playing Europa League football next season. Manager told us only thing we can do is win it for them, that's what we've done. That's what we've done. After the Europa League final, Ajax midfielder Schone laid into Manchester United's tactics. "We try to give the trophy to them that's how we felt before the game, how we feel now and we feel proud to do that and hopefully they can be happy for some hours".
Irving also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game. In that third quarter, Irving was virtually unstoppable - tallying 21 of his Playoff career-high 42 points in the period, going 9-of-10 from the floor as Cleveland turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead heading to the fourth.
Even though Irving undoubtedly stole the show, LeBron James managed to turn his abysmal Game 3 performance around. The opposite took place, with James relaxing further into quarterback mode, happy to settle for jumpers and defer to his teammates.
Johnson had earlier made a quick 13 not out off 14 balls at the end of the Mumbai innings, including one six. Just one run separated the victor and loser and Johnson's cool response to the manner of win captured the essence of the great game of cricket: "These are the moments we play for, " said Johnson matter of fact.
Following a timeout, the Celtics perfectly executed a play drawn up by Stevens and worked the ball to Bradley, who found himself open and then calmly knocked down a shot that goes straight into Celtics lore. Cleveland also committed 16 turnovers that Boston turned into 14 points. We can't turn the ball over that much because it leads to points. "I feel like you have to have some type of adversity in order to be successful", James said.
Marcelo Torres scored Argentina's first goal in the 50th to trail Korea by one but Son Bum-keun, the goalkeeper, played a significant role in maintaining Korea's one goal lead by blocking Argentina's several goal attempts towards the end of the game with accurate positioning and steady ball play.
England captain Eoin Morgan acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates victory after the first One-Day International between England and South Africa at Headingley . Hales and Joe Root steadied England in a second-wicket stand of 98 that followed Wayne Parnell having Jason Roy caught behind in the second over.
And the 27-year-old admitted he is content at Liverpool , but ultimately his future is to be decided by the club. 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.
But we just came to do our job. Mourinho agreed with European governing body UEFA's decision to allow the match to go ahead, but said the victory would always be associated with sad thoughts about what happened in Manchester. It might not have been the Premier League , Champions League or the FA Cup, but winning two major titles - the EFL Cup and the Europa League - is not something to be scoffed at, particularly by this Manchester United team, who have struggled to find success after ...
James's no-show was all the more baffling considering he had amassed 68 points in the first two games of the series. James shot 2-of-18 against Boston in 2008, and similarly disappeared against those same Celtics in Game 5 in 2010. The Cavs chose to go under screens, giving Smart room to shoot and he burned them badly. Lue also believes Sunday's game was a blip. "We had opportunities, but it is what it is", James said.
His overall numbers were impressive, but to end his season with such a subpar performance leaves a stain on his overall season. Cleveland didn't panic without James, even with its poor record on nights he sits, and instead used the experience as a growth opportunity in a huge win."LeBron goes out with four fouls and I know everybody was like, "Oh, my God, '" Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said".
NASCAR had to decide if that was legal, which it was because Bowyer had placed the four soft tires on at the same time. Tire give-up is acceptable and typical of softer rubber, but blown tires at such high speeds could be more than problematic.
Maybe on a different occasion the Celtics could have stolen this game despite their shooting, but Irving prevented it and put his team back on track to win the Eastern Conference. LeBron James bounced back from only scoring 11 points in the game-three loss hitting 34 points. "When you have a special player like Bron on your team, sometimes you can get caught watching and you allow him to be great", Irving said after Game 4.
It ain't over until it's over manifested literally when the Celtics , against enormous odds, defeated the Cavaliers 111-108 on a last-second three-pointer by guard Avery Bradley . However, in a league that is all about scoring the ball, Irving is one of the best at doing so, while Wall is still searching for a consistent jump shot.
They kept a clean sheet after the interval and then went on a 13-match unbeaten run to storm to the Premier League summit. "We think we're good enough to beat Arsenal but it's not going to be an easy game". "It's a massive cup and everyone knows about it in England and all over the world so everyone's going to be watching the final". "It's fantastic to read all the names that won this trophy and to stay with these managers is a great achievement for me".