Monaco were rewarded for a classy display as goals from Kylian Mbappe , Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain secured a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund and a place in the Champions League semi-finals. "We stood there for 16, 17 minutes". Monaco got past Fenerbahce and then beat Spanish side Villarreal to reach the group stages. Monaco will discover their semi-final opponents when the draw is made on Friday, with Real Madrid , Atletico Madrid and Juventus also progressing.
We at The Hard Tackle take a closer look at some of the significant talking points to emerge from the result . There is little time to rest and those who played today were phenomenal. Only captain Sergio Ramos and Fernandez Nacho retained their places as James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Morata , Marco Asensio and Fabio Coentrao came in for rare starts.
I know how important he is to the fans, what he has done here and he has huge, huge quality. With 20 minutes to go Yoshida had the golden chance to make up for allowing Kompany to rise above him and score when he found space at the far post, only to head straight down into the hands of under-fire City stopper, Bravo.
Crash kills Thomas' sister: Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas' younger sister, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, was killed Saturday morning in a vehicle accident in Federal Way, Wash., the Tacoma News Tribune reported . No, no, that is like the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You try your best to keep your eye on guys and to keep them fresh, but honestly Steph was pretty fresh going into last season's postseason.
Here are five games between Spain's biggest two teams which determined the destination of the title. "In the past we have already shown that we can also win when Neymar isn't playing. The Wales forward rejoined the squad for their first training session since their Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Madrid said in a statement.
As expected Barca looked to take the game to their rivals, who were happy to sit in their own half and look to hit Barca on the break. The Italian visitors held firm at Camp Nou midweek, neutralising Barca threesome Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar .
The Rangers scored a huge victory at home in game four and avoided falling into an unenviable 3-1 series hole heading back to Montreal and aside from evening things up at two games apiece they have retaken some momentum and will look to use their impressive road play this season to their advantage in game four.
Cleveland and Toronto finished with identical 51-31 records, but the Cavs won the first three games of the season series, which is the tiebreaker. "I thought the effort was great", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. The biggest highlight was Valanciunas' long shot. In four games against IN this campaign, Cleveland averaged 118.3 points on.481 shooting from the field, including.426 from beyond the arc.
Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots football player, was found hanged to death in his prison cell in MA early today, the State Corrections Department reports. Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon stressed the investigation is ongoing and officials had been unaware of Hernandez' suicidal thoughts.
We want to wrap our arms around him", Tonya Godwin-Baines told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday after Stephens' death. "A traffic stop was attempted and, after a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself", the Pennsylvania State Police said on Twitter.
He hanged himself with a bed sheet that he attached to a window, Fallon said. "Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items". The Bristol, Conn., native is survived by fiancee Shayanna Jenkins and their four-year-old daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez. "Absolutely no chance he took his own life", tweeted Hernandez's former agent, Athletes First president Brian Murphy.
Manning said Thursday his emails were taken out of context and believes he will ultimately be exonerated. Manning turned over a potentially incriminating email from 2010 earlier this month in connection with the lawsuit that claims the quarterback, the Giants and a team equipment manager knowingly provided memorabilia that was not worn in games.
The chairman has put in an estimated £250million of his own money to drive the Seagulls to the Premier League. "We've put ourselves in a good position to attempt to do it". Knockaert left Leicester in 2015 for a seven-month spell with Belgian club Standard Liege before Brighton manager Chris Hughton brought him back to England.
Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly working on a huge deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer. Mario Mandzukic is considered likely to leave Turin at the end of the season and the Serie A champions are eager to replace him with a top quality striker.
And Klopp admitted he could see how Pulis had frustrated Liverpool on their travels for so long. Moreno is clear with men either side, but he shoots from 40 yards and misses the empty net! "It was a big win against a good, tall team", said Liverpool manager Klopp.
It's going to be a battle, a war and we've got to go in with that mentality. After Saturday's thrilling win, last night's nail-biter generated a 7.80 rating. "We still feel like we haven't gotten close to our potential", said P.J. Tucker, a guy getting his first taste of the playoffs at the age of 31 and loving what he is experiencing.
According to a report from the Buffalo News , Kouandjio was found by police in a field, partially clothed, having hopped an electric fence. A police source told Buffalo News that they believe Kouandjio pulled off of the highway when he saw emergency personnel responding to the crash.
While the shots on goal were 12-9 for the Canadiens after the first, with the exception of the last 4-5 minutes, NY was the better team in period one. "There's no doubt that experience is a good thing to have", Vigneault had said. "We're gonna go out and we're gonna compete ... and we're gonna play a lot better than we did yesterday".
The three points saw his point total leap to 50, to go along with 16 points and 10 assists, etching his name into the league's history books; the shot likely to go down as one of the most iconic in recent memory. He also scored 15 straight points, leading the Thunder from behind to overtake the Nuggets in the final second of the game. As if to put an exclamation point on the historic feat, he also scored 50 points on the night and capped off the game with a buzzer-beater to knock the ...
The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. "A one-shot lead starting the day doesn't mean much", Rose said. Just like that, Hoffman's name slipped off the top line of the leaderboard - a spot he had commandeered with a brilliant 7-under 65 in treacherous winds on Thursday, giving him a four-shot cushion and biggest lead after the first round of the Masters since 1955.
All signs are pointing to the Bulls being gift-wrapped a playoff spot, which they will clinch with a win over the Nets or a loss by the Miami Heat to the Washington Wizards. Only two of the eight first-round matchups were undecided going into Wednesday. The other went to the Indiana Pacers, who downed the Atlanta Hawks.
With Wenger's record of leading Arsenal into the Champions League for 19 consecutive years in severe danger, the beleaguered Frenchman acknowledged he has to find a way to avoid the mutinous mood wrecking what may yet prove to be his final season in charge.
Monday marked the first time Cleveland's big three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Irving all scored 25 or more points in one playoff game as teammates. Smith limping off with a hamstring injury. Mills helped seal the win with five minutes to go when he dribbled into the key and then flicked the ball out to Paul Gasol who was waiting behind the three-point line.
Another bench of the apex court had in September a year ago quashed an identical complaint filed by another complainant before a court in Bengaluru. The bench was of the opinion that it would be grossly unfair to proceed against the cricketer as well as the editor of the magazine, who was also facing a similar charge as Dhoni.
Officials said Hernandez was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley around 3:05 a.m. Aaron Hernandez an up and comer on the powerhouse new England patriots. "We still don't believe that he took his own life, and we think that there's a lot of foul play going on", Garcia said.
But Leicester came out fighting in the second half and Jamie Vardy's strike with half an hour remaining gave the Premier League champions hope. Atletico Madrid's Gabi, right, and Koke, 6, celebrate after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Leicester City and Atletico Madrid at King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
EDMONTON, Alberta There's no question the Sharks need to pay close attention to Edmonton Oilers power forwards Milan Lucic and Patrick Maroon in this opening-round playoff series after they combined to score five goals in the last two meetings between the teams.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to suggest she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks". Serena is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Serena Williams , the 23-time Major victor, is expecting her first child. The next Grand Slam tournament this year is the French Open, which starts in May.
A melee broke out when Steve Ott flattened Zuccarello and it was the Rangers who seemed to get a lift from it as they tied the score 9:58 into the second. Game 4 is Tuesday night. Alexander Radulov eluded the check of Brady Skjei near the Rangers' bench and passed the puck to Mitchell, who started a 2-on-1 break with Shea Weber and Mitchell scored into an open net with 1:23 remaining.
It was a huge point in the match as it would have cancelled out Paulo Dybala's seventh-minute opener and given Barcelona a way back into the game. Juve stunned Barcelona with Argentinian Dybala's brace and a third from Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).
Edmonton weathered a spirited start by the Sharks fueled in part by the return of Joe Thornton from a knee injury, then the Oilers took control and capitalized on a costly turnover to take the lead. "We have confidence", Thornton said of the San Jose power play showing. "We're not playing against a team that has just appeared in the playoffs".
Sabres owner Terry Pegula made the announcement in a statement released Thursday morning, saying the decision was made after "reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization". Of the 25 draftees during Murray's time in Buffalo, only Eichel and 2014 number one overall pick Sam Reinhart have seen more than a handful of minutes on the ice for the Sabres.
The photo , captured by USA media, showed Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump. Serena Williams hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their 2016 US Open Women's Singles semifinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY.
With a mountain to climb, Arruabarrena began her comeback with a break in game 5 and out of sudden she was back in the game, taking 12 points in succession and 24 out of the final 32 to complete a great recovery and bring the match home on own serve in game 10, but only after saving another break point.
The group behind Lattimore is shaping into a pack of perhaps as many as ten corners with second half of round one to round two grades that ten different analysts could rank ten different ways. "I knew that Green Bay with Ron Wolf was really after him". His whole season was weird, looking back at it. "If he is there, I would assume Matt Stafford would make a few phone calls to try to get that transaction done".
But the Rockets have just three playoff series victories in the last 20 years - the same number Harden had in 2012 alone as the Thunder's sixth man - and Houston is more than tired of early playoff exits. Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench, and both teams cleared their benches soon after that. Westbrook averaged 34 points per game, 8.3 assists per game and 8 rebounds per game against Houston .
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel complained that the team's delayed arrival at the ground for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco seriously dented their chances of turning the tie around. "It's not easy to play in Europe and try to win the league". Nothing has been decided, we have to play our game. "We just need to recover well". While the visitors held the majority of the possession in the opening stages of the game, they failed to make any of it count.
Ugo Ehiogu is an ex Premier League football who racked up over 350 appearances in the top flight. Ehiogu had a fine player career which saw him turn out for some of Britain's most reputable clubs, including Leeds, Aston Villa and Rangers.
But did they truly "steal" the win? The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Monday in game three of the National Hockey League playoffs first round at the Bridgestone Arena. Not known as a goal scorer, Toews often creates offense quickly for his line mates and keeps them involved throughout the sequence of a game. 59 Chicago shots, 59 Rinne saves.
Heath Hembree got a chance in the eighth Monday with Barnes unavailable. "I was fortunate to have Wake here, worked a lot", Wright said. I was stretched out and being ready for any situation if they called for me. Hunter was ideal in the sixth inning, but ran into trouble in the seventh after Sale threw a spotless top of the inning. Craig Kimbrel entered the game in the top of the ninth, attempting to notch his fourth save of the season.
Thomas, who was emotional before the game and looking stunned the entire night, still managed to score 33 points in a game that saw the eighth-seeded Bulls manhandle the Eastern Conference No. His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family. If they can ratchet up their defensive game a notch or two, then they won't end up suffering another heartbreaking loss, like the 106-102 failure during Game 1 .
Robertson also holds the career record with 182 triple-doubles, so Russ has 102 to go. Mr. Triple-Double For The WIN! Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting a buzzer beating three point shot to win the game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, April 9, 2017 , in Denver .
Despite having been barracked with chants of "Judas" during United's 1-0 defeat at Chelsea in the FA Cup last month, Mourinho said victory over his former club carried no special significance. "Actually he is better than quite good at the tactical side as we know more than anyone, but his inside knowledge of the Chelsea team was the killer on the day".
The Seattle Mariners will honour Ichiro Suzuki with a unique collectable during the series finale against the Miami Marlins. Though Suzuki has logged time with the Marlins and the New York Yankees, the latter acquiring him in July 2012, he will always enjoy renown as a Mariner.
There was a bit of dash against West Ham United - redundant in the context of their league position - but Saturday was also notable for a section of the ground railing against the manager, jeering on each occasion he strode towards his technical...
Vettel's 44th win lifted him to 68 points, with Hamilton second on 61 and the championship looking ever more likely to be an evenly matched battle between the two with Ferrari and Mercedes a cut above the rest. The undercut worked to perfection with Vettel taking charge of the race - even though the safety auto was deployed moments later after hapless Canadian rookie Lance Stroll crashed into the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz - with 12 of the 57 laps gone.
Zola recorded just two victories during his time at St Andrews', which came to an end on Monday , after a 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion left the Blues just three-points above the relegation zone. If I can just get them going and get a bit of belief back into them and we can pick up a win or whatever we need to stay up - that's all I can do". I got a phone call last night from the people at Birmingham.
Mourinho added: "Maybe we didn't "rest" players ahead of Thursday [the Europa League second leg], we just chose the team we thought was the best team". "So, I am very happy with the performance". "Before the Chelsea game some said Manchester United's tactics were negative in how they line up, but I disagree", he told The Sun .
On Tuesday, he had 11 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and five steals. "And that's where your confidence always comes from". The Bulls had control of the game by dominating on the offensive glass, beating the Celtics in rebounds 43-38. "It's just who he is, he's a fighter, a competitor, and I knew he wasn't going to satisfied with the way he played in the first game". He scored 22 points as well as the clinching basket with 10 seconds remaining at home to the Bucks, while DeRozan had 23 ...
The Hawks are by no means out of this series. Home court advantage can sometimes be the difference in an evenly matched series and if the Wizards can gain an edge from their crowd, they will be tough to beat at Verizon Center. According to the NBA's PIE Player Impact Estimate, or PIE, rating, which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games they play in, Wall was responsible for a third of all game events (points, rebounds, assists, etc.) in the ...