Borussia Dortmund leader Thomas Tuchel thinks the assault on the team trainer just before their scheduled Champions League battle with Monaco has had a favorable effect on the attitude of his squad. "But before the match we were also aware of how hard it would be to get the victory we required, and how complicated it is to win in Mönchengladbach".
In the second set, Bopanna and Cuevas both saved break points on their serve before converting two of the three chances they had to break their opponents, the last of which was on match point. The Spanish pair held serve throughout from there and won the set in 35 minutes. They next face top seeded team of Henri Kontinen from Finland and Australia's John Peers, who ensured exit of Novak Djokovic and Victor Troicki with a 6-3 6-4 win.
All four scored in double-digits to lift the Jazz over the Clippers. Johnson, who scored 21 points, was left isolated against Jamal Crawford on the final play. Portland center Jusuf Nurkic was listed as questionable Saturday after he missed the last seven games with a non-displaced fracture in his right leg.
Booking an FA Cup final place for the first time since they last won the competition in 1991 would be a huge psychological boost for a club dogged by decades of failure to turn potential into prizes. "It's encouraging but obviously they've beaten us twice, we beat them once this season so that's what's disappointing", Kane said . "It is true we are fighting to play and win games, but it is all relative after this type of situation".
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is tomorrow in Indianapolis . "What I saw was a true professional", LeBron James said of Shumpert, whose struggles late in the regular season led to his Game 1 benching. Irving stepped back and hit an easy jump shot to put the Cavaliers up 93-75 on the Indianapolis Pacers . They need to be better in Game 3 Thursday night, or their postseason run will be over nearly as quickly as it began.
We know blowing 3-1 leads is a new and fun trend in the league nowadays, but coming back to LA and needing to win three straight is not an option. The Clippers will look to keep their momentum from game two going as they travel to Salt Lake City.
The second won the game on a rebound of a Charlie McAvoy shot from the right point. I don't know how to explain it any better than they're pushing, we're pushing and it goes to double overtime, anything can happen. "It feels good to keep the series going and do what we came here to do". Boston almost won it at 14 minutes, 25 seconds of the first overtime, but Noel Acciari's apparent goal was waved off due to goalie interference when Kuraly tripped over Anderson.
Murray was also facing an opponent for the first time , and a double break put him 4-0 up in the decider but 24th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas broke back twice to level the match at 4-4. "It felt better today than it did yesterday". "I'm disappointed to lose from the position that I was in". "If I was to play Budapest or Barcelona, and do well, I would not really have a chance to train much between now and the French Open".
Arsenal are set to be cheered on by former Bolton player Jay Jay Okocha this weekend in their FA Cup semi-final tie against Manchester City . "The FA Cup is a very important game for me because it's the next game and because it's an opportunity to win a trophy this season", Wenger said.
We have to capitalize on this intense battle and try to take a hold of the game from the very beginning. "You have nerves when you win the Presidents' Trophy and you're playing a real good team in the first round", said Babcock before the Leafs opponent was known.
In fact, Boro are the only team from the top-4 tiers yet to win in 2017... Sunday's win saw the hosts extend their current unbeaten run in the competition to 22 matches - the longest within a single season since Sir Alex Ferguson's side went 24 without defeat in 2010-11.
Their injuries only add to an increasingly concerning injury list, with the two joining the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata on the sidelines. There is also the question of whether Ibrahimovic plays for United again. Marcus Rashford proved a capable deputy for Ibrahimovic , netting a smartly taken victor to send United into the competition semi-finals for the first time.
The Pacers carried a lead as large as 26 points, before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-114. It was the largest halftime deficit resulting in a win in playoff history . "We slowed the game down, and that gives a team momentum", George said. He does so many other things for our team when he's on the floor - defending at a high level, rebounding , can make plays.
In the two games against the Grizzlies, Kawhi Leonard is averaging 34.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 36 minutes. Memphis coach David Fizdale was pretty impressed with his own guard who got a five-year, $153 million contract last summer in what was the richest deal in the National Basketball Association at that point.
The France striker, who has been relentlessly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, has persistently stated that he happy at his current club and in no rush to make a move. Eric Olhats, the 26-year-old's sporting advisor, admits that both Real and United are interested but they want to keep all avenues open. "There is Manchester United , they told us about their project".
Look for them to try to get dribble penetration again in Game 4 and maybe work it to a guy in the dunker's spot on the baseline, especially since Noah Vonleh had some success coming in from the weak side. He leveraged his sprints to pull Portland's defense apart in the third quarter as other Warriors cashed in. After two tight losses in Washington exposed some bad blood between the teams, Atlanta returned home and built a 25-point lead by late in the first quarter.
Chelsea have beaten City home and away this season playing with three at the back and are favourites to win the title with that system. Holding, 21, said: "I've played in a back three before and you've just got to keep working together and communicating".
Barcelona had already filed an appeal with the Spanish football federation, but its demand was rejected on Thursday. Neymar is in the middle of a suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials in Barca's damaging 2-0 defeat to Malaga two weeks ago.
Sources later told ESPN that Kerr, in his morning address to his players, actually told his players not to make the game about him or rally around his condition, but Curry was clearly moved after the win to pay tribute to his coach. "Felt good to finish the game, but afterward it just tightened up on me a little bit and I was sore for the next few days", Durant explained, dressed in a blue Team USA shirt.
The coach tweaked his lineup for Game 3 to jump-start an offense that produced 82 points in each of the team's first two losses in the series . RAPTORS 87, BUCKS 76 - DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and Toronto beat Milwauke in a defensive slugfest to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece.
Bale was absent from Madrid's dramatic extra-time triumph over Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, the second match he missed due to a calf problem sustained during the first leg at the Allianz Arena. Barcelona has won two of the last three games against Madrid at the Bernabeu. "For us it is like a final, only a win will do". "You will find out tomorrow", he said.
At least it steadied the ship a little with a win at Middlesbrough last Monday, while the FA Cup holds good memories for the north Londoners, who are bidding to reach the final for the third time in the last four years after winning the competition in 2014 and 2015.
The world number one was playing his first match since March 12 after recovering from an elbow problem that affected his serve. "I played more aggressive, I played with a very high intensity from the beginning", Nadal said. Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray hasn't shined in the last two events he has played, having lost in the second-round of the Indian Wells previously.
The Blues were given a penalty toward the end of the first half, as Heung-Min Son, who played in an unfamiliar wingback position, brought down Victor Moses inside the penalty area. Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. The Blues will contest their 12th FA Cup final against either Arsenal or Manchester City, who play on Sunday.
Portland also hit 11 3-pointers in the loss, but just couldn't quite keep pace. Usually Curry likes to set the table out of the gate, but given Golden State's holes, it was on him to self-generate some offense . And boy, was it contained. Iguodala had barely checked into Game 1 for the first time Sunday when he drew a charge against Al-Farouq Aminu. Watch the game 2 on TNT , CSN, and KGW by using the log-in and password information.
Real Madrid will look forward to carry on their march to lift the La Liga trophy in 2017 after a gap of five years, when they face Sporing Gijon away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeau on Saturday night. But Alvaro Morata headed Madrid level again in the 59th, and the pacesetters kept pushing until Isco netted the victor. Despite his enormous talent, Isco has found himself used as a reserve for most of the season, starting just four of Madrid's last 12 matches and 15 in total in ...
Sometimes for a striker, it is normal there is a not as good period [scoring goals] but I hope he continues like this, like against Chelsea, because it helps the team to reach the objective". He fired a first-time shot at goal that deflected off Zouma and beat the wrong footed Begovic to find the net for his first league goal of the season and United's second goal in the 49th minute.
In Berlin, military officials said advising missions on the base will be on hold for one or two days while the Afghan army investigates, but that work would resume. At the second checkpoint, the guards told the men in the trucks they had to leave their weapons behind, as is standard procedure at the bases, Saboor said.
For now it's back to league play, as we're down to the last few weeks of the European season. Lewandowski is said to be fully aware of Madrid's interest and would be keen on making the move to the Santiago Bernabeu. "The goals, the way he finishes them, in such key moments". The Germany worldwide picked up the injury during the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal in the 4-2 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu, a result that knocked Bayern out of the competition following a 6-3 ...
Rojo's injury is also a serious bodyblow to United's depleted resources at the back with both England worldwide central defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling expected to be out till mid May. "He walked around in the dressing room". "I want to wait and try to be optimistic, but I am not". "Hopefully it is not too bad for him". The onus will be on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to step up in Ibrahimovic's absence.
They'll be fine. With their annual A-Day spring game coming up on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET, let's take a look at the five biggest storylines for Alabama heading into Saturday. "Is that a bad thing?", Saban asked rhetorically, before moving on to the answer. "I'm not going to say what I could've done or what I couldn't have done", Hurts said Thursday.
Paul George scored 36 points, including 21 during a dominating second quarter, but IN could not stop James and Cleveland IN the final 24 minutes. The Cavaliers trailed the Pacers by 25 points at halftime. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for an incredible win in the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the San Antonio Spurs' series lead was halved.
The final score for the Jays was 8-7. Boston Red Sox Pablo Sandoval is out at second base on the force out as Toronto Blue Jays Troy Tulowitzki turns the double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Toronto.
They also played much better defense, harassing the Spurs into missing 11 of their first 17 in the quarter. Through the first three games of the team's first-round series against the Celtics, Zipser has been Chicago's best player off the bench.
Their current run for the title - only four points separate them from Chelsea in first - represents some hope for glory, though remains a long shot. The league is open and we have a 50 per cent probability to win the league. Ander Herrera , who shadowed Hazard, set up Marcus Rashford for United's seventh-minute opener and netted the hosts' second goal with a deflected strike early in the second half.
The fact his team have showed form unrecognizable to Arsenal fans who recall his mighty first decade has only fed discontent. "It will be interesting to see if Arsenal play with a back three like they did in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough on Monday", Henry told The Sun on Sunday .
Some of the players are understood to have refused to attend because of some of President Trump's past comments. Pictures shared by the New York Times appear to show fewer people at the event than when President Obama hosted the team in 2015.
Even with Buchnevich in the lineup (who contributed two hits), the Rangers maintained the physical style they adopted throughout this series , outhitting the Habs 43-25. I'm not one to complain about the officiating, by my word, the Canadiens practically assaulted Brendan Smith in the third period, and were never called once for a penalty.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , son of the Detroit Pistons legend from the 1990's, entered the series with a heavy heart after his sister passed away last week. He was the one that was cleaning up all of the rebounds and I thought he was pretty active in blocking out the whole night rebounding for us. I get three or four days of prep on a team, lock into their game plan, and I'm playing plus minutes.
Not an easy task, but something he should be able to handle. Arguably, the most surprising story line of the National Basketball Association playoffs thus far is the 2-0 lead the No. The Bulls own a 170-136 edge on the glass in the series after outrebounding Boston 52-37. The rumors suggest that if the Celtics do not manage to overcome the 0-2 deficit, head coach Brad Stevens is in danger of getting fired.
Here's the thing about the Sens' 6-1 record against Boston: the scores were 3-1, 4-2, 3-2, 2-1 (shootout), 2-1 (Bruins ), 4-3 and 4-3. I said yesterday in the preview that it would come down to goaltending, and in a series where both goalies have struggled and have sub-.900 save percentages, it might be Craig Anderson's third period stop on David Backes at the lip of the crease that made the difference.
There was the big trade last summer when the Bulls sent hometown favorite and former MVP Derrick Rose to NY after going 42-40. The injury comes at the end of an up-and-down first season in Chicago for Rondo. "I thought we did a great job in Game 2 of making those adjustments, and that's win or lose right there, " Wade said. When asked if the Bulls have three legitimate options, Wade said, "We definitely do".
Head coach Steve Kerr said Durant did not participate in Tuesday's practice, telling reporters, " If he [Kevin] didn't practice, there's concern ". Aside from Kevin Durant , guard Shaun Livingston was also out with an injured hand, and forward Matt Barnes is still recovering from a sprained ankle and foot, giving the team two less players in the rotation.
General Manager David Griffin says the Cavs play best with their backs to the wall. "He had that mindset, came in and executed, and it's hard to come off the bench right after halftime". Cleveland trailed by 26 in the first half and was still down 74-49 at halftime. However, the Pacers' attempt to play small ball with the Cavs in the third quarter may have backfired, as Love found himself with mismatches on Lance Stephenson and took advantage of the opportunity, going right at the 6-foot-5 ...
Russell Westbrook did everything he could to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder from falling behind 2-0 to the Houston Rockets. It did not go well . Golden State recorded its 11th straight home win over the Trail Blazers and 12th win in their last 13 meetings, including a 4-1 triumph in last year's Western semifinals.
Ibrahimovic is United's top-scorer this season with 28 goals in all competitions, but hopes of a bumper contract either at Old Trafford or overseas could be affected if he is unavailable until 2018. United now sits fifth in the EPL table, four points adrift from Manchester City in fourth for the final Champions League place and six behind Liverpool in third.
But that's the way baseball works - that's the charm of all sports really, and so it was that in the late innings each at bat, each pitch, held intrigue even beyond the score. Bumgarner (0-3) matched Vargas pitch for pitch until the fifth, when Paulo Orlando managed a one-out single. The home run was obviously very cool.
NY picked it up in the second half of the period and was rewarded at 18:28. Trailing 1-0 at the start of the second period, it only took 2:26 for NY to draw even on Zuccarello's power-play goal. Looking to avoid elimination, the Canadiens came out aggressive in the first period. Alexander Radulov tussled with Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh in front of the Canadiens goal about 5 minutes in.
Rondo has also been suffering from a wrist injury that caused him to miss three games in the final week of regular season play. Thomas did his best to remain composed during the Celtics' playoff game against the Chicago Bulls , which took place just one day after his sister was killed.
After making a sensational breakthrough last season, Rashford has had a hard follow-up campaign at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho . United's performance was one of their best since Mourinho took charge last summer. He added: "I'm just concentrating on each game and when the manager calls on me, I will give 100 per cent and look to play as well as I can". "We didn't play a good game and United deserved to win the game.