No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger , the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team. On why he introduced Cesc Fabregas for Nemanja Magic, Italian explained, "I put Cesc on after 60 minutes because we wanted to try to have more quality in our passes and make vertical passes".
But sixth-wicket pair David Miller (71no) and Chris Morris fell two runs short after opener Quinton de Kock (98) and De Villiers himself had worked hard too in response to 330-6 - a total in which England all-rounder Ben Stokes equalled his one-day global career-best of 101.
United have failed to qualify for Europe's elite competition in two of the past three domestic seasons, but in winning the Europa League, Mourinho's side will once again find themselves mixing it with the continent's best come September. After United's Europa League win on Wednesday, Rooney said, "There's lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and really that's what I have to decide on".
Paul Pogba dedicated Manchester United's Europa League title triumph on Wednesday to the 22 people killed in Monday's terror attack in Manchester, saying: "We played for the people who died". Rooney, who has spent 13 seasons at United, winning 16 major trophies, is contracted to the club until 2019 - although that includes a 12-month option that he can trigger - and is paid up to £300,000-a-week when image rights and commercial benefits are added in.
He lost in the third round at Wimbledon , his earliest defeat in a Grand Slam in seven years, lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. 1 was an informal one for now without a long-term commitment. "It's such an honour being on the court against one of the best ever players", Zverev said after his triumph.
No sooner had last week's wild draft lottery dropped off the radar of the league's devoted UFO spotters ("Lemme guess: Boston goes first, then Lakers at No. That's just the nature of a competitor. They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. "If that's not your mindset, I guess you screwed yourself".
Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game at 5:09 of the second overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 and into the Stanley Cup Final. "The first to four wins, so the ultimate prize is at the end and we want to get there". But he had two in Game 7, along with an assist. This will be the very first year that the Nashville Predators have earned a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Rothschild watched video of the Yankee ace all the way back to 2014, and had been working with the Tanaka on better mechanics even before this, but nothing took for a couple of starts. Sabathia (4-2) pitches Saturday for the Yankees after winning consecutive starts for the first time since June 10 and 16 previous year. "I couldn't care less about the numbers".
United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the first time, but the game was overshadowed by the deadly suicide attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured. A win for a fantastic group, but a win for pragmatism. "That is the decision I have to make now, whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football".
We were unable to play our own game. So thanks to my team-mates. Man United will go straight into the group stages along with Chelsea , Tottenham and Manchester City, the top three in the Premier League . Mourinho stated on Wednesday that he hopes the 31-year-old will stay, but Rooney - who started just 15 Premier League games this season - might decide to leave in search of more playing time.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has insisted that he did not feel any pressure when making his first start of the season in this afternoon's FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley . "You notice the team has suffered, but we are united, we responded". But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter and sat out the entire fourth period. This will be deemed a rubber match, as the Warriors won it in 2015 in six and Cleveland won in 2016 in seven. They were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and took massive steps forward in comparison to their two previous years. But it meant little as Boston never led in any of their home games in the series .
Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice. For the third straight year , the Cavaliers will meet the Golden State Warriors in the finals are going to have their hands full in this series . Thomas missed the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers with a hip injury and says he's not sure if he'll need surgery, saying it's "not the No.
Irving did more of his dancing and general trickery, recording 24 points and seven assists. Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring? Jordan's 6-0 record in the Finals is an impossible standard for James to match, given that he has a 3-4 record, but if the Cavs star can get his fourth ring this year - a tall order against the favored Warriors , but a mountain he scaled just last year - he ...
Antonio Conte addresses Arsenal's controversial goal in the FA Cup final , which he feels shouldn't have stood. It got more hard for Chelsea as Victor Moses was sent off for a second yellow card in the second half, just as Chelsea had shown intent in pressing for an equaliser.
Alexis Sanchez's early opener for Arsenal , allowed to stand despite an apparent handball, was cancelled out by Diego Costa , only for Ramsey to reply immediately with the second FA Cup-winning goal of his career. Mertesacker was playing alongside a left-back Nacho Monreal who was converted to centre-back, while youngster Rob Holding was playing in his first major showpiece.
United won the trophy for the first time, courtesy of goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan , despite seeing only 33 per cent of possession at the Friends Arena and registering just four shots on target. "I don't want to see any worldwide friendlies, I am selfish". "We are all proud of them, it was a great achievement". Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he has offers on the table both in England and overseas - but Everton are the ...
John Terry has said he "could not care less" about the criticism surrounding his Chelsea farewell. Ever since it became clear that this would be Terry's last season at Stamford Bridge , a number of clubs have been linked with him. "Really. I couldn't care less". The centre-back made his final appearance for the Blues at the weekend, lifting the Premier League trophy after a season filled with substitute appearances and looking on from the sidelines and a career of countless honours.
With that being said you could make a case that what Cruz said was warranted. McAdoo said he had no answer when asked about Cruz's suggestion that Eli Manning was instructed not to throw to him. "I love the Giants, they gave me a platform no one else did", Cruz wrote. And his situation in Chicago might not be much better, as he will now have to contend for targets in a crowded receiver corps that includes Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, former Giants teammate ...
But the wounded Gunners used that blow to their pride as fuel for a dominant performance that proved too much for Premier League champions Chelsea . Removing the record seventh FA Cup winner's medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive. Eden Hazard is confident Antonio Conte will secure some important signings this summer ahead of Chelsea's return to the Champions League.
Despite losing his place in Jose Mourinho's team in September, Rooney still ended the season having played 39 games in all competitions and 25 in the Premier League . "But we just come to do our job". Manchester United supporters were superb throughout and chanted the city's name with more gusto than ever. He also aimed a barb at those managers he described as "poets" who do not win anything.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists that he would be "very happy" if Wayne Rooney stayed at the club this summer. "And we didn't. we just came to do our job". "We were fighting in two races: the Premier League and the Europa League ". Qualification for the Champions League has saved the club a £25m reduction United were set for in their £250m shirt sponsorship deal with Adidas.
Manchester United legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the people of Manchester and said the Europa League trophy win by United gave the city a lift after Monday's terror attack. United are unlikely to fetch anything like the £27m they paid for Shaw back in 2014 but it seems as if they are ready to cut their losses and bring in a more established replacement.
Police make their way to the Stadium in London on May 27, 2017 ahead of the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. Victor Moses forced David Ospina into a fine save in the second period, before the Chelsea wing-back was given a second yellow card on 68 minutes for diving in the penalty area.
Like us, the balance is their strength". He asserts that "there are now only three well-trodden routes into the [England] national team: through independent schools, existing cricketing families and, all too often, South Africa ". "I don't know, it's in his knee, no significant swelling", said Morgan. The pair put on 117 to ensure England took 102 from the final 10 overs. "I thought the partnerships we built, we gave ourselves the best opportunity to get a par score or more", added ...
Conte's side, largely unchanged from the one that finished in a woeful 10th place in the Premier League last season, beat Manchester United in the quarter-finals and title rivals Tottenham in the semis, and now face the competition's most successful club in the showpiece final.
They were facing the champions, a team chasing a league and cup double, and they were without three first-choice centre-halves, forcing Wenger to hand Per Mertesacker his first start in a year at the back. As well as handball, there was a suspicion that Ramsey, standing metres offside but deemed not to be interfering, had made a move towards the ball.
Match-winner Ramsey called for Wenger to extend his 21-year stay in north London after Arsenal's third FA Cup triumph in four years. Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare in their first season under Antonio Conte .
The Belgian worldwide scored 25 league goals this past season, and the report goes on to add that Chelsea believe that they can acquire him for less than the touted fee above as he looks set for a return to Stamford Bridge after failing to get the opportunities he was desperate for last time out.
Cleveland's 4-1 series' win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State , the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship.
Arsenal dominated the first half but could not double their lead. He said: "No terrorist will stop me watching my beloved Chelsea ". Chelsea improved after the break but had to play the final quarter of the match with 10 men after Victor Moses received his second yellow card following a blatant dive in the area.
Match-winner Ramsey called for Wenger to extend his 21-year stay in north London after Arsenal's third FA Cup triumph in four years. "I can't describe this", Ramsey gushed. But Conte's failure to make the right selection and get his tactics right may hint at the challenge he will face next season. We stuck in there when they equalised.
Klay Thompson spent almost eight minutes Saturday answering a variety of questions, many of which were related to his diminished offense this postseason and his primary defensive assignment in the upcoming NBA Finals . "Man, I hit him with punches that'd bring down the walls of a city", Frazier said. "Only because I feel we have some unfinished business from last season".
You have to hand it to Arsenal . However, Arsenal finished the season on a high note, winning six straight matches and 10 of their last 12 overall. Enough time has already been wasted by Wenger and the Arsenal board in terms of resolving the manager's situation, and it will be in the best interests of everyone at the club for that issue to be dealt with as quickly as possible: maybe even within the next week.
It would have also been a flawless way for the Blues to wrap up their season, as it was a 3-0 loss to Arsenal in September that that focused Chelsea to adapt their strategy early on in the Premiership. Arsene Wenger has hinted at his desire to stay on at Arsenal after the Gunners outclassed Premier League Champions Chelsea to win the FA Cup .