Wenger fielded a back three against Middlesbrough for the first time in his 20-year reign in the 2-1 victory on Teesside. Without victory here the top four would have gone. Koscielny was the central one, pulling the strings with us both and telling us where to go and that, so with someone like him and his experience it makes it a lot more comfortable".
Earlier in the season, Liverpool were failing to win those types of games, but it seems Jurgen Klopp has found a way to grind out results. "It is not 100 per cent Lucas, Joel and Ragnar can not play but they are not in training at the moment", said the German.
However a raid on his home Wednesday drew a blank, the report said, adding that investigators were still pursuing leads in the extremeright and far-left scenes. "Last evening we felt how it is to be in this situation". "I encouraged everyone to take the game seriously but football is not the most important thing in the world".
Make them switch and get to the right elbow where Gordon does most of his iso work. They were 44 of 84 from the field. The Jazz could do nothing to stop it with starting center Rudy Gobert out of the lineup with a left knee injury. Eventually he signed in Miami, but Johnson said he "was close" to choosing L.A. because of his relationship with Clippers assistant Mike Woodson, his former coach in Atlanta, and a friendship with Chris Paul .
The Thunder's role players received a lot of criticism for underperforming in the first two games, but bounced back tonight with 20 points from Taj Gibson , and double figures from Andre Roberson , Victor Oladipo , and Enes Kanter . Westbrook went to the line with 8.4 seconds to play and missed one of the two free throws, giving the Rockets a chance before Harden's final miss. The Thunder were up 12 when Westbrook went to the bench and after a 12-3 run by the Rockets, Westbrook returned to ...
Swanson believes Lobov has seen his stature within the sport, and ability to get high-level fights like Saturday night's, increase due to the backing of outspoken McGregor. That said, you can't blame Artem - who some believe doesn't even belong in UFC - for asking for and receiving this fight. If that is the first fight he offers to give me, I'll take it.
The Russian winger has five points in the first three games of the series . Game 4 was just what the doctor ordered for the Sharks as they defeated the Oilers in dominating fashion 7-0. Miller-Kevin Hayes-Mats Zuccarello. There is nuance to the discussion; it isn't cut and dried. After these turnovers, the teams exchanged chances but could not convert.
The Sharks have averaged 27.7 shots per game over their first three games of the series, fourth-lowest in the playoffs. "I can't tell you the answer to that one", Braun said. The Sharks also need their top two-way forward, Logan Couture , to find his game again. He was out there at the Oilers morning skate in San Jose however, and says he is fine to play in Game 3.
Westbrook was at his best for much of the night; trusting his teammates, disrupting the Rockets offense, and driving to the rim instead of settling for jumpers. But the Rockets managed to respond, cutting a 15-point deficit early in the second quarter to five in the final seconds of the half. But Houston continued to show the resilience that marked much of its regular season, and it roared back to take a 67-65 lead on a Harden 3-pointer less than three minutes into the second half.
Alan Howe with was just a block from where the bombs went off when he finished the race back in 2013. A wounded Army veteran missing part of his left leg carried his racing partner across the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, according to WCVB in Boston.
Vettel produced a gutsy drive, having started from third, behind Hamilton and fellow Mercedes man Valtteri Bottas who was on pole. Bottas had 28.368 (6.2) seconds in the pit-lane while Hamilton had a 30.687 (6.4) seconds pit lane. "It was a really great day", Vettel said. "Yeah, it's small percentages now, which I think is what racing should be about". Alonso could be heard on the team radio complaining about the complete lack of power his auto had and eventually retired at the death of ...
Williams announced on Wednesday she is expecting her first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian, who is white, and will take time away from the tour. Konta was leading Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 1-2 when the row began with Nastase reportedly heard saying to the umpire: "What's your f***ing problem?" But Konta was visibly upset and, after playing the next game in tears and dropping serve to go 1-3 behind, the players left the court.
FILE - In this January 14, 2009 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney watches his NFL team's football practice in Pittsburgh . From 1972 through his enshrinement into the Hall of Fame in 2000, the Steelers were AFC Central Division champions 14 times, AFC champions five times and won four Super Bowls.
The Bulls gashed Boston thanks to a well-oiled attack spearheaded by Rondo (11 points, 14 assists), Dwyane Wade (22 points) and Jimmy Butler (22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists). Second-year forward Bobby Portis played a huge role in the Bulls' win by notching 19 points and nine rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. "Me and Isaiah have known each other since we were kids", Bradley said.
Atletico can turn with confidence still high to the Champions League, where it hosts Leicester on Tuesday in the quarterfinals the same day that Barcelona visits Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for goals in the Madrid derby with 18 following his hat trick in November to earn a 3-0 victory for Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
It's been too long. "If you watch him during games, he is always very aware of what is around him - his head is always moving and he is waiting for the right time to make his run". Rose has begun training again after missing nearly three months with a knee injury but the full-back will not make the clash at Wembley. "Then I speak with my club, but when I speak with my club I think it's important to keep our conversation secret".
While steadfastly refusing to reveal his team's lineup prior to game day, per normal practice, St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo joked that goalie Jake Allen might get the start for his team in Game 2 of Friday's first-round playoff series at the Minnesota Wild.
He's not lost his familiar bluster. However, Cormier warned that Jones should not try to go inside the cage or "something bad will happen". On Jones being scheduled to appear at a post-UFC party: "This is where he's from". I get it. But if it was me and I was in his situation, I wouldn't be here. Whatever the case may be, it'll be Cormier vs Johnson for the Heavyweight title at UFC 210 in Buffalo, NY this Saturday.
Tonight's game will be an interesting one for the Pittsburgh Penguins . Goodness knows you've earned it after how much suffering you've had. After falling behind 3-2 in the third period, they needed Kasperi Kapanen - the player they acquired in exchange for Phil Kessel - to score the tying goal.
Dwyane Wade also showed no ill effects from the elbow injury that impacted him late in the season, as he chipped in with 11 points, six assists, and five rebounds in Game 1 . Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 20 points while Jae Crowder chipped in with 16. He missed badly on seven of his 10 attempts and finished with seven points.
Liverpool are now in third place but are nine points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table. Hart himself has publicly stated that he doesn't see a way back at City whilst Guardiola is in charge, recently telling the BBC that, "I'd say I'm pretty much surplus to requirements at my parent club at the moment".
Dortmund will be without central defender Marc Bartra , who sustained a wrist injury in the bus attack and has since undergone surgery. After just three minutes of the quarter-final second leg at Stade Louis II , Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki could only parry a powerful long-range drive from Benjamin Mendy.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are facing a serious uphill struggle to finish in the top four this season. "Sometimes when your team lacks confidence, something new helps them believe and focus. "But overall it gave us security from Middlesbrough's direct game". Ozil's 71st-minute victor set Arsenal within seven points of fourth-placed Manchester City, and Wenger's guys possess a match in hand.
He was acquitted last Friday on double-murder charges for a 2012 Boston shooting, five days before he was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning. The Bible passage reads "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".
ST. LOUIS - Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves, Charlie Coyle scored in the first period and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 win over the St. Tom Wilson , who scored the overtime victor in the opener, had a pair in a dominant first period which saw the Caps outshoot the Leafs 15-6 and manage 26 even-strength shot attempts to just 14 for Toronto.
San Jose didn't register its first overtime shot until after the midway point of the period. After Thursday's morning skate in Brossard, Que., Max Pacioretty was asked how much the fact he hadn't scored a goal during the first four playoff games against the New York Rangers was on his mind.
Once that happened, the Thunder figured out how to beat the Houston Rockets. Wall scored 32 points to go with five rebounds and nine assists. The triple-double was Westbrook's second consecutive, making him the first player to record back-to-back triple doubles in the same playoff series since Jason Kidd in the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals.
Mashoor Gulati's Clinic, in Delhi and more recently at the Shaikh Rashid in Dubai. Instead of criticising or slamming Kapil, Sunil actually praised him and even talked well about his skillset. In an interview Sunil described Kapil Sharma as, " a great comedian who makes the whole nation (India) laugh ". He thinks that he is still a learner.
With Game 2 being eerily similar to Game 1, I very seriously considered copying my Game 2 Preview and posting it here, just to see if anybody would notice. St. Louis played a remarkably patient contest, sometimes appearing to be more passive than anything. This is especially important against a Minnesota team that recorded a league-high 187 goals in 5-on-5 play the regular season.
If they lose this game, they would go down 3-1 in the series . Montreal will stick with Price here as he will go up against Henrik Lundqvist who has been brilliant at times in this series and there shouldn't be any speculation of his removal in favour of Antii Raanta.
Mike Hoffman added two goals for Ottawa, with Derick Brassard scoring the other. A similar destiny nearly felled the Senators in Game 2, with Craig Anderson's gaffe zapping all the momentum gained from Clarke MacArthur's momentous game-tying goal only 1:42 earlier.
A medical examiner has officially ruled Aaron Hernandez's death a suicide, according to a statement from the Worcester County District Attorney. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including football players, that can manifest itself as impaired judgment, depression and aggression.
Max Verstappen staged an impressive recovery from 16th on the grid to take third place, holding off teammate Daniel Ricciardo over the line having made rapid progress at the start of the race. Vettel, however, found himself stuck behind Ricciardo and the slower Raikkonen, even as Hamilton increased the gap at the front. "Naturally he wants to beat me and vice versa, but outside the vehicle there is admiration for the others' achievements and the way they drive.
That much was easy enough to expect. For all the hand-wringing about the Cleveland Cavaliers' slump, LeBron James and company enter the National Basketball Association playoffs in pretty much the same state as they did before winning it all in 2016.
Facing a shortage of options at the back, Klopp could turn to Joe Gomez to fill the void. "We don't talk about things like this, but in this case we can". "At the start of the season we were this exciting team, fluent, running everywhere and looking like we had no plan when we had a plan, and being really flexible and risky".
The former Manchester United man nearly made the move to champions Leicester in the summer after they made several bids for him, but he chose to stay with the Clarets. While they are only three games away from a first ever Europa League success, and with it automatic Champions League qualification, United's top-four hopes are still far from over.
A day after Celtics guard Avery Bradley heard Rajon Rondo suggesting to his Bulls teammates that Boston "gave up" during Game 2, Stevens said the challenge for him is keeping his team upbeat despite an 0-2 hole . Celtics forward Jae Crowder acknowledged that something has to change for the Celtics. The two combined to shoot 13 for 39, part of a miserable, disjointed and ugly offensive performance where they shot just 38 percent and tallied only 11 assists, hitting six of 21 from 3-point ...
Rajon Rondo helped the Chicago Bulls thrash the Boston Celtics 111-97 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night, and he also delivered a dose of reality to the home team in the midst of the blowout. Rookie guard Malcolm Brogdon was also off, going three-of-11 from the floor. He was a minus-20. Thomas did not address the media afterward. Jae Crowder scored 16 points as five Celtics reached double figures.
Oddly enough, the Jazz went 17-of-22 from the free throw line while the Clippers went just 5-of-8 on the night. The Jazz tried to do it with Hill on a couple occasions, so don't be surprised if they do it more in Game 3 and possibly beyond.
Wednesday when corrections officers found Hernandez hanging from a bed sheet. Hernandez apparently jammed the door to prevent officers from entering and wasn't on suicide watch because he didn't appear to be at risk, according to prison officials.
Williams, who announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian late a year ago, plans to return to the tour in 2018. After posting the photo on Snapchat , Serena Williams quickly deleted it prompting speculations that she was just trolling us.
The former world champion told police the bullet holes came as a result of somebody following Broner and shooting the auto after following him from a bar in Cincinnati, according to police. Last year, Broner served jail time after being tardy for his trial on charges of assault and robbery that were later dismissed. He is due in court on April 27.
Khris Middleton added 20, while Greg Monroe was again big off the bench with 18 points. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points for Toronto , Cory Joseph had 11, and Jonas Valanciunas added 10 points and 10 rebounds. With 4:07 to go in the third quarter, the floodgates opened, and by the 8:12 mark of the fourth, the Bucks had completed a 21-3 run to take a 14-point lead and complete control of proceedings.
In front of us we have a different team , but Barcelona is the same. Dybala's goals in the first leg ultimately did the damage and while he could not repeat his heroics in the second leg, he put in a solid all-round display on at the Nou Camp.
If the Rangers want to have any shot in this series , they're going to need to play to their strengths and their style, not the one that's helping Montreal win games. "I'm looking at all our options right now", Vigneault said to the New York Post when asked directly about Buchnevich. The Rangers were dominant in the second period and scored twice.
Mourinho confirmed both Ander Herrera and Ashley Young will start at Burnley, having spent the 2-1 second-leg win over Anderlecht - which secured a 3-2 aggregate victory - on the bench. "Obviously, we want to fight for the top four as well and now we have the semis". With few defenders available, the United boss has called on both Jones and Smalling to be braveand put their bodies on the line.
But the manager said, "Once he got through that inning, he got stronger as the game went along". Boston acquired the six-foot-six left-hander from the White Sox for four prospects during the off-season. Mookie Betts had four hits and an RBI on his bobblehead night, while Xander Bogaerts delivered three hits and an RBI, Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs and Andrew Benintendi one for the Red Sox (5-5).
The Oilers built a 2-0 lead in the first period as Milan Lucic, one of the team's few players with extensive playoff experience, recorded a goal and an assist. "We're disappointed with the way it went", said Sharks forward Joe Pavelski. "But we've played them enough during the season that we know how they play".
The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons will face off in a rematch of the 2016 season's NFC conference championship game, when they meet September 17 at the Falcons' new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in a Sunday Night Football game broadcast by NBC Sports.
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton alongside tour manager John Spencer (right) during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement at Hilton London Syon Park. Wray added: "So, to Mako, to Jamie, to Maro, to George, to Billy, and to Owen... we are all incredibly proud of you". Our advantage is we play with that expectation all the time.