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Harrop enjoys sensational debut against Crystal Palace

At the end of a season in which Jose Mourinho's United have won the EFL Cup and come sixth in the Premier League , Wednesday's match is being billed as make-or-break for their 2016-17. Last year, United had six pre-season friendlies including the Community Shield against Leicester City, but as we saw during his time at Chelsea , Mourinho puts a huge emphasis on the quantity of games that his players play in pre-season.

Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

The games come thick and fast in the Premier League this week, as City play West Brom at the Etihad on Tuesday evening in search for another three points. Manchester City enjoyed a huge let-off in its quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League and Swansea City edged to within sight of survival with a crucial victory on Saturday [Sunday NZ Time].

Ricciardo set for Monaco qualifying battle

The problem with close is, in Monaco it is rarely good enough. "There's definitely been I would say at least two, and maybe three races, that I probably should have won". However, he will have been unnerved by the way his Mercedes vehicle underperformed in the second practice session on Thursday. "I can't, because I don't understand it", said Hamilton when asked to explain it.

Mumbai win IPL in last-ball finish

Australia's former Ashes hero Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiwary and Smith off successive deliveries while Dan Christian ran himself out in the final ball of the over which yielded nine runs. Later, Krunal and Mitchell Johnson (13 not out) shared a strong 50-run partnership to dig them out of trouble. On the eve of the match, MI skipper Rohit Sharma had exclaimed that this season had not been about individual brilliance.

New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey

Jeter writes about being "quiet, unsure and a little intimidated" coming to NY after growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. "I'll be will eternally grateful to be a part of the Yankee family ", he said. "He just had to work really hard the first two innings, and it cost him", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. However, Derek Jeter was one of a kind.

Predators eager to finish job in Game 6 against Ducks

Rakell is third on the Anaheim roster this postseason with seven goals. Eaves, the Ducks' top offensive trade acquisition in March, has already been sidelined for more than a week's worth of games. Laviolette only confirmed that Johansen was hurt during Game 4, but played through the injury and finished the game. Words like "rough" and "vicious" aren't normally terms of endearment, but in the context Cherry was putting that Game 5, and the series as a whole, into there's no greater ...

Manchester United Must Win Europa League To Attract Antoine Griezmann

We had much better opportunities to score and we didn't score."We lost four players in one week, when we lost [Chris] Smalling and [Phil] Jones in the [England] national team and [Marcos] Rojo and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] against Anderlecht" in the previous round of the Europa League .

Kane: 'It's massive to win the Golden Boot again'

Lukaku has 24 league goals this term, the most for Everton in a top-flight season since Gary Lineker struck 30 in 1985-86, but has not scored in his last four appearances. This is Kane's third consecutive season with 20-plus league goals, and the third straight campaign that he's improved on his previous season's goal tally.

Eden Hazard discusses leaving the Blues and Romelu Lukaku arriving

The 26-year-old has also talked about a potential move away form Stamford Bridge and a return for Romelu Lukaku. "We're waiting for the end of the season", he told Het Nieuwsblad . And Hazard says he is ready to take up that mantle: "We have a couple of players who can be leaders. Hopefully, there are some big players". He is constantly compared to Messi and Ronaldo, who have dominated the Ballon d'Or since Kaka won it in 2007.

Formula One practice: Vettel sets quickest ever lap at Monaco

Head-to-head, Vettel has the weaker record in Monaco with only one victory to his name; Hamilton has twice reigned supreme, including previous year. "To be honest, I love to watch the old onboard footage of Senna racing in Monaco", said the England-born Hamilton. "But I am old enough and mature enough now to put that behind me and look forward and take back what I lost past year".

Ranked Murray loses to Coric in 3rd round of Madrid Open

Almagro settled his play in the second and matched Djokovic throughout, erasing two break points at 4-4, 15/40 to hold. Nadal finally broke in the third game of the second set before having to stave off four break points on his own serve to consolidate his lead at 3-1.

Warriors Owner Sends Message to Cavs After Advancing to NBA Finals

Curry said that starting "12-0 is great, but it doesn't mean anything going into the next series". The Argentinean has spent his entire 15-year career with the Spurs , averaging 13.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting along with 3.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 992 career regular-season games.

Indy 500 Drivers Make Milk Picks; Fernando Alonso Prefers 2 Percent

At Thursday's media day the huge media interest in Alonso continued but he was quick to downplay expectations around his race . "I think the first year the style of racing was different, the cars were different and it is much more intense now".

Kim, 21, becomes youngest victor of Players

The 21-year-old displayed composure beyond his years to finish on 10-under 278 and follow 2011 champion KJ Choi as the second South Korean to win the PGA Tour's flagship event. All that could stop him was the final two holes, when he had a two-shot lead and faced a tee shot to an island green and then a closing hole with water all the way down the left side.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview: Two London sides battle for FA Cup crown

And not only will Wenger have to tweak his three-man back line, in Chelsea and Conte he's coming up against a side who know this way of playing inside out; that may prompt a switch in system. As the club left Arsenal in defeat, the idea of a single trophy seemed a distant prospect to many fans. He is only believed to earn £6.5m annually at Chelsea .

Antonio Conte looks to win double, Arsene Wenger tries to salvage pride

We will talk". LC: Certainly. Luiz operates as the anchor, the sentinel if you will - who can exercise his superb passing range at any given time to see us transition from defence to attack. Despite Antonio Conte's claims to the contrary, Chelsea are the favourites, having already swept to glory in the Premier League and with a fully fit squad at their manager's disposal.

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Took risk of coming back to Chelsea: Luiz

When asked if he expected the season to go as well as it did, Conte responded: "Honestly, no. Mourinho had made history, but Chelsea came from a 10th place and there were problems". "The only way I know to try and convince the club that I can stay for a long time is to work very hard with my players, but for sure it's my hope".

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final Monaco practice

A Circuit de Monaco lap record of one minute 12.178 seconds ensured Raikkonen will be the man to catch, after he was 0.043 secs quicker than championship leader Vettel. "We'll just have to figure out why I couldn't be up there with him". I got the yellow flag. History may encourage Hamilton, but it is unlikely. Hamilton said his W08 was set-up in the same way as Bottas' and, although he does not believe he is doing anything specifically wrong, he was ready to help the team overcome the ...

LeBron James reflects on passing Michael Jordan in playoff scoring

He quickly flashed one finger as he backpedaled down the court."I didn't have it", James said afterward, and that was no understatement. James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals.

Ajax Manager Peter Bosz Wasn't Impressed With Manchester United's Tactics, Last Night

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 club in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. European trophy, you don't win it every day, but I want to dedicate the trophy to the victims. United will get another shot at a continental trophy when they line up against Real Madrid or Juventus in the Super Cup final in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8.

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

Last season Dixon and his team struggled, but he said the switch to Honda has given everyone a new spark as they learn the nuances of the new engine. Even under the most extreme conditions, Alonso didn't fret. "This is the biggest race in the world", he said. But I was happily surprised with the final time. Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter took the second spot on the grid with a 232.664 miles per hour four-lap average.

Jose Mourinho overjoyed after Man United's emotional Europa League win

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured victory on an emotional night for United. A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan , Mourinho once declared he did not want to win the Europa League , saying success in the competition would be a "big disappointment".

Wayne Rooney close to decision on future

Winning this trophy means a lot for Man U. It nearly guarentees that Antoine Griezmann will make the switch from Atletico Madrid to United , and it is also enough to likely keep Swedish beast Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who said that he would probably leave the club if they didn't make the Champions League .

Raikkonen storms to long-awaited pole, Hamilton to start in 14th

Hamilton, who is six points adrift of Vettel ahead of Sunday's blue-riband race, roared to the top of the order in the opening practice session here at the principality. We are getting better - we made progress in Barcelona and are refining that this weekend - but for me Ferrari looks the main contender particularly at this track".

Trump orders Justice Department probe of U.S. leaks in Manchester bombing probe

When asked whether the revelation of Abedi's name had compromised the investigation, she said that had not been the case. Twenty-two people , including seven children, were killed and scores injured when Abedi launched a suicide attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

FA Cup final: Wenger one of the game's greats - Antonio Conte

Arsenal are looking to seal their third FA Cup trophy in four years and win the competition for a record 13th time . You come to my home you will be surprised . I don't care about that. All the rest for me is artificial debate. Arsene Wenger's side will be without Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista in defence but Conte has warned his players against complacency.

Three missing after boat capsized Tuesday night

Two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crews from Station Little Creek and Station Cape Charles also responded, along with a Virginia Beach Fire Department fire boat crew and a York County Fire Department boat crew. The Coast Guard sent a rescue boat out after they received an emergency radio beacon from the 47-foot shrimp boat. The Coast Guard does not conduct recovery operations.

When is the NBA Finals? Schedule, TV times for Warriors-Cavaliers III

Avery Bradley one game. Much of the team , both starters and players coming off the bench , wore the signature shoes of James and Irving. But they also showed how badly they need him. "I was like, 'If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?' It's carried me all the way to this point now, and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not No.

5-star DE Micah Parsons includes MI in Top 9

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl player committed to Penn State on February 27, 2016 and decommitted from the Nittany Lions on April 23, 2017. At the time he tweeted that Penn State was still one of his top schools, but added that he felt like he "committed too soon".

Raiola denies AC Milan threat to send Donnarumma to the stands

The 18-year-old has been in a contract stand-off with the Rossoneri hierarchy for months since breaking through as a fresh-faced youngster last season. I think they are just trying to create war between me and Milan. "After the global fixtures, Gigi will go on vacation and then we'll see what happens".

Melania Trump appears to swat the president's hand away

Trump had more success in making physical contact with his wife as they left Tel Aviv on Monday night. US PRESIDENT Donald Trump copped the ultimate rejection as he arrived in Israel on Monday. "But we can only get there working together". Netanyahu said that U.S. "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel", he said. "Melania we are starting to like you girl".

Paul Pogba Dedicates Europa League Win to Manchester Following Attack

The planned pre-match one minute's silence, in honor of the victims of the blast, rapidly turned into 60 seconds of applause, during which United's fans chanted poignantly "Manchester, Manchester" for the first time. We didn't. I haven't see the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football , high pressing and being dominant. But playing for Manchester United we should do better in the Premier League and that's our aim next season: trying to win it.

Silva to discuss future at relegated Hull this week

Despite being well struck and forcing Wayne Hennessey to save, Clucas slipped while shooting, and at 1-0 down cut such a frustrated figure at having lost his footing it already looked as though he and his team-mates felt a positive result beyond them.

DI women's golf: Arizona State wins eighth national championship in program history

The team win for me is a really special thing, more special than my individual win". She lost her second shot on the 17th hole into the water short of the green then three-putted for seven to drop one shot back of eventual champion, Monica Vaughn of Arizona State .