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  • 22 May
    The Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United begins with a trip to Bournemouths Vitality Stadium on Sunday.It has been a summer of change at United, with Mourinho replacing Louis van Gaal at the helm before making a string of high-profile signings.Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all been brought in to try and boost the Red Devils back up into title contention after a disappointing last season that saw them finish fifth -- 15 points behind champions Leicester City.And Mourinho believes that his new-look squad have what it takes to win the Premier League in his first season at the club.We feel that we are candidates to win the title, he said. We cannot speak differently. We want to fight for the title. At the end of the season we are not champs because someone is better than us then great, thats football. But at Man United Football Club you cannot say differently, we have to fight for the title.More think the same way as us, but they are afraid to say it. They prefer to play a defensive game in words. They prefer to say or to hide or to play defensively with the words. Thats not our way. I dont think thats Man United. I think Man United has to say we want to win the title.United, though, are unable to call on Pogba because the worlds most expensive player brings a one-game suspension with him from Italy. Jesse Lingard and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are the Red Devils only injury worries.Sundays hosts Bournemouth enjoyed an impressive debut year in the top-flight, securing safety with unexpected ease despite a number of injury problems to key personnel.However, manager Eddie Howe is not taking the glitz and glamour of the Premier League for granted. Hes relishing the opportunity to start the season against the biggest English club of all.Manchester United coming to Bournemouth is fantastic for us, Howe said. I certainly dont -- and I know that the club do not -- take that for granted. We are privileged to play in the Premier League and host everyone in the league, but this will be a special one to start.That said, we are not going to be overawed by anything, just as we werent last season. The challenge from the players perspective is to respond to it all with a positive not negative attitude.Bournemouth will have to take on their illustrious opponents without Emerson Hyndman, Junor Stanislas and Tyrone Mings, who are all recovering from injury.Howes side won this fixture 2-1 last season, stretching the Cherries home record against United to no defeats in four.Mourinho has never lost an opening weekend game, but four of Uniteds five season-opening defeats in the Premier League have come away from home.These teams met on the final day last season, with United winning 3-1. That result completed a run of no wins on a Sunday (in five attempts) for the whole of Bournemouths campaign. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Shoes . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. 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Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Getting benched in Thursdays loss to Butler might end up being one of the best things to happen to Matthew Fisher-Davis.The junior guard has played well in the two games since, including a 22 point-effort on Tuesday night in Vanderbilts 83-59 win which gave Tennessee State its first loss of the season.I got sat down against Butler and me and (assistant) coach (Roger) Powell went back to the hotel and probably had a two-and-a-half hour talk about basketball, Fisher-Davis said. And then we started talking about life. . Ever since then Ive had a completely different outlook and Ive been at peace.Fisher-Davis certainly looked peaceful, making 6 of 10 shots from the floor and 8 of 11 from the foul line at Memorial Gym.Tennessee State (6-1), off to its best start since moving to Division I in 1977, fell to 1-36 against Southeastern Conference teams and 0-9 against Vanderbilt (4-3).Vanderbilts Jeff Roberson added 13 points and 7-foot-1 forward-center Luke Kornet and Riley LaChance both scored 12.Freshman Payton Willis looked comfortable in his second game as a starter at point guard.The Commodores went 10 of 23 from 3-point range and have made 25 3-pointers in the last two games.We have some excellent shooters and the hard part is getting them good looks, Commodores coach Bryce Drew said. With Payton, when he can get the ball into the lane that helps us get some looks and then when Luke can collapse the defense and throws it out that gets us some good looks, too.KenDarrius Hamilton led the Tigers with 19 points. Darreon Reddick added 12.We werent us, Hamilton said. That was just the only thing to it. Weve got to get back to Tennessee State.Vanderbilt outrebounded Tennessee State 39-20 and enjoyed a 22-9 advantage in second-chance points.Our biggest fear coming into the game was their size and that was the deciding factor because weve never been outrebounded by 19, which happened tonight, Tigers coach Dana Ford said. Some of that is size and some of it is lack of attentiion to detail and willingness to box out when their shot goes up, which well try to fix starting tomorrow.ddddddddddddTennessee States Delanie Spencer, who came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points in Saturdays win over Reinhardt, was held to six points.TSUs Tahjere McCall (14. 5 ppg) fouled out with eight points and Wayne Martin (14 ppg) scored just five. Jordan Reed was also well below his average (12 ppg) with six points.The Commodores broke a 7-all tie with a 10-2 run capped by Fisher-Davis five straight points. Vanderbilt closed the first half with a 14-0 run, stretching its lead to 43-22 at halftime.BIG PICTURETennessee State: The Tigers must regroup after their first loss and regain their offensive rhythm after shooting 41 percent from the floor.Vanderbilt: The Commodores enter December with a little momentum, winning two consecutive games after solid outings by Fisher-Davis, Roberson, LaChance and Kornet.SOCIAL SPHEREMemphis Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin, a former Vanderbilt point guard, tweeted Mathew Fisher-Davis is the best shooter in the entire NCAA late in the first half.HOT 3-POINT SHOOTERLaChance went 4 for 6 from 3-point range, making him 18 of 26 for a 69.2 percent clip in the last four games. He has played shooting guard, his best position, the past two games.When Matts got it going (from 3-point range), guys definitely help off me and other guys a lot so when he gets shots like that he definitely gets other guys open shots, LaChance said of Fisher-Davis, who hit two 3-pointers.UP NEXTTennessee State visits Lipscomb, another Nashville opponent, on Saturday before heading to North Carolina State on Dec. 10.Vanderbilt plays Minnesota (6-1) in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday before returning home to face High Point on Dec. 6. High Point (4-3) rallied from a 20-point deficit during the final 10 minutes to edge Morgan State on Monday. ' ' '