But a sloppy unforced error on forehand gave Goffin another chance, and he took it with a deep forehand right on the line that Djokovic swiped back off balance into the net. After both players split the first two games, Nadal sped up to break twice and take the following five games for 6-1 win, capped by an ace. Nadal broke for a second time to move 5-3 ahead and then held to take the first set in 57 minutes and, from then on, the 14-time grand slam victor was barely stretched.
The Pune bowlers were at their best as they managed to defend a below par total of 160 against the Mumbai Indians , who have proved to be the chase masters of this season so far. Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, fought till the end to make the game closer with an innings of 58 from 39 balls but got out in the last over of the match .
Neither side was able to find a way to break the deadlock with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku failing to extend his run of having scored in his nine previous games against the Hammers. If they played like that every week they would not be where they are in the league'. "But we are winning as a team and losing as a team". West Ham sit 13th in the table and will survive to play at least another year in England's top league.
A 2-of-12 performance on free throws tarnished an otherwise nice performance by Roberson, who was a significant factor in limiting Rocket star James Harden to 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting. Myles Turner had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Young had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Adams and the Thunder now have to win three straight to avoid a first-round exit against the No 3 seeds in the West.
George averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game this season and has been an NBA All-Star in four of the last five seasons, however the team hasn't won a playoff series after consecutive appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals. "They made the plays to win the games". In Salt Lake City, Rudy Gobert returned from injury to deliver 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98.
They had been one of just three teams (along with the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs) who had entered play Saturday without a successful challenge this season. OUR PICK: This might be one of those too-good-to-be-true scenarios for bettors but I'm not going to overthink this one. "I think I walked four, and that's not me".
Monreal made amends with the equaliser 11 minutes later as he drilled in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross at the far post - but City were left nursing a serious sense of injustice after this disappointing defeat. "I think everybody gave it their all and we stuck in, dug deep, and we finally got the victor in the end". Overall I am very pleased. "I want them (the players) to enjoy playing together and to play for the club".
I can't wait to meet you. "I can't wait for you to join the players box next year", she said. The world's number one, who is now relaxing on her holiday, shared a selfie which proudly showed off her growing baby bump. The 23-time Grand Slam victor won her seventh Australian Open in January while pregnant. "Without a doubt I think she will come back and be even strong - because she will be playing for two", Shilstone told the Guardian last week.
Bayern's effort in taking the game to a 3-3 draw after two sets of 90 minutes was despite missing key players Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski from the first game. The visitors' frustrations grew when an offside Ronaldo restored Madrid's aggregate lead in extra-time. The result of the match certainly did not sit well with Bayern, as Real Madrid's second and third goals were said to be offside.
Emre Can has said Liverpool need a flawless end to the season to secure Champions League qualification and a favour from Manchester City against José Mourinho's United on Thursday. "There was nothing behind it, nothing else to imply by it". A home win for Manchester City in midweek would take them above Liverpool into third but also deal a blow to United's chances of overtaking Klopp's side, while a Tottenham victory would make it more hard for Arsenal to do the same.
Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, filed court papers Wednesday on behalf of his estate. Following the investigation into Aaron Hernandez after the murder of Odin Lloyd, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light.
For now, the Warriors are focused only on the first-round series against Portland, which they lead 3-0 after a Saturday night victory with assistant Mike Brown coaching the team. The Golden State Warriors , up 3-0 in their first round series with the Portland Trail Blazers, are far from 100 percent. Now, after Kerr's announcement Sunday that he will take an indefinite break from in-game coaching , Brown can begin to settle into his new role of interim head coach.
A pair of fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil allowed Arsenal to halt its streak of consecutive away losses at four with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Middlesbrough. The Gunners had a number of chances to score again late on, with the superb Oxlade-Chamberlain at the centre of things, but the game would end 2-1 to the north Londoners.
The Frenchman captained his side to their third FA Cup final in four years on Sunday after Arsene Wenger's men scored a victor in extra-time against to beat Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley. Arsenal will look for their seventh FA Cup victory under the Frenchman at Wembley on May 27. "You know I feel the club is in a very strong shape, and that we have a very strong overall situation and a very strong team", Wenger said.
Messi scored the late victor in injury time after scoring Barcelona's first to level things up after Casemiro's opener. After Casemiro gave Real the lead in the 28th minute, Messi made sure they go into the half-time break only after levelling the match.
The 19-year-old, handed a rare chance to feature at No.9 against the league leaders, sent Man United into the lead with a cool finish past Asmir Begovic after just seven minutes. "But today he scored and it was in the beginning of the match, which gave the team more confidence and stability". "There are only six games left and we are still in a good position".
Yet despite the batting-friendly conditions, the home side have only themselves to blame for both batsmen still being at the crease when play resumes for the afternoon session, with Pakistan in control. But as the classic cricket writer, Sir Neville Cardus rightly remarked, "we remember not the scores and the results in after years; it is the men who remain in our minds, in our imagination".
So has All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden , although he presumably holds even less sway over the draft room than does Jackson, who is Cleveland's sixth head coach in the last 13 seasons. "We feel really good about picking at one", he said, "and I'll leave it at that". A contending team in the National Football League is built through the acquisition of more draft picks, of picking many talented players that fit your program and culture to a tee.
This photo from the New York Times raced around social media yesterday. Why? The Times on Wednesday used an Associated Press photo of the Patriots standing behind Obama on the south side of the White House in 2015. Brady did say he hopes to make another White House visit following another Super Bowl title. "Failing @ nytimes , which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.", he wrote.
Hernandez was found hanging in his prison cell, with a bedsheet around his neck, early Wednesday morning. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 slaying. MA officials on Thursday were preparing to release the brain of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to his family for scientific study the day after he was found hanged in his prison cell, a death investigators formally ruled a suicide.
Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. The NBA Playoffs First Round action resumes on Monday night as the Golden State Warriors look for a series sweep - and it's live on Kwesé Sports 1! We're hoping that over the next week or two, whatever it is, I can sort of make a definitive realization or deduction, or just feel it that I'm going to do this or I'm not.
There were also protests over the rescheduling from fans at the stadium. The match in Dortmund against AS Monaco was postponed after three explosions near the vehicle that injured Spanish defender Marc Bartra. We are people who have families, who have kids in the house. It is remarkable how they were able to turn around after all that and play the following evening.
Evans previously played for Sheffield United between 2009 and 2012, making more than 100 appearances and scoring just fewer than 50 goals for the club. He has not scored in his past 11 matches and last featured on 4 March. The former Wales worldwide joined on a one-year deal which was extended by a season in January.
The Liga title is still Real's to lose as they are only behind Barca on their head-to-head record and have a game in hand on their archrivals. Barca took the lead through Ivan Rakitic who scored with a wonderful left foot shot from 20 yards out which left Navas helpless with just 17 minutes left on the clock.
Gayle slammed a 38-ball 77, while skipper Virat Kohli produced a superb 50-ball 64 to guide RCB to a massive 213/2 after Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field. Kedar Jadhav joined forces with Head as the two carted Gujarat bowlers for 54 runs in last 25 balls, guiding RCB to 213 for 4. After Pawan Negi (1-21) accounted for Finch, Sreenath Aravind (1-53) snared Dinesh Karthik (1) to reduce Gujarat Lions to 106 for four.
The Golden State Warriors didn't replace Kevin Durant when he missed Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Three Warriors didn't play, including former MVP Kevin Durant , and the trio of Curry-Green-Thompson shot poorly from the field in Game 2 of the team's first-round matchup against the Blazers.
Havard Nordtveit's deflected shot was well saved by Maarten Stekelenburg - in for Joel Robles in Everton's only change - at another conclusion, while Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins were both narrowly off target with attempts as the hosts finished the first half firmly.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored five in 14, Robin van Persie got six across 15 games for the Gunners and United and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero registered two in six. Who needs the FA Cup most? They were disappointed after Watford, but we spoke about how we can do better and the last couple of days have been very positive.
But the most exciting moment for Wolfe came before the race, when she met and took a photo with one of her running heroes, legendary ultramarathoner Scott Jurek. Back then, she concealed her name in an effort to pass as a man on the application and had a race official attempt to force her from the course a few miles in.
As well as Spurs have done under Pochettino, Saturday raised serious questions - or at least failed to answer existing ones - about when Tottenham will make that final step from a good team to a winning team. "They are human. The only thing we can do it keep working hard and keep believing and play in the same way that we've played in the last few weeks".
Rodney Hood chipped in 18 points for the Jazz , and Derrick Favors added 17. Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1, scored 11 straight Jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining after trailing by seven early in the period.
Real's fate is still in their own hands and Marcelo insisted that even with the set back at the Bernabeu, they are not the "inferior" team. Here are 7 reasons why Messi shone and Ronaldo didn't. Just imagine, his 500th goal coming here, a victor in the 92nd minute at the Santiago Bernabeu . As well as being a potential title decider, the Clasico at Nou Camp in 2012 between the bitter rivals served up the latest installment in the goal-scoring drama featuring record-setting marksmen ...
Given the number of sub-packages we see used in the league these days, that versatility has boosted Melifonwu from a relative unknown when the draft process began to being a likely first round choice. The Philly has a pretty huge need for a three-down pro-player in the backfield. He's considered one of the top talents at running back in this year's draft.
Happ felt soreness in his elbow, which can be the precursor to the thing we shall not mention. He said that the injuries to both Sanchez and Happ would likely be handled via minor league call-ups. I elevated a lot of fastballs and had them swinging at it. Possessing an impressive 1-5 rotation and a meaty lineup (sans Edwin Encarnacion ), the only real concerns were the bullpen and depth within the organization.
Stanford DL Solomon Thomas (1), and Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon (1) split the remaining votes. For now, though, the question is whether you think Garrett should be No. Many believe Garrett, who finished his college career with 32.5 sacks, will be the first player off the board in this year's draft. Garrett would be the first defensive lineman taken with the first overall selection since 2014 when Jadaveon Clowney was drafted by the Houston Texans.
United's players warmed up at Turf Moor in shirts with either Ibrahimovic or Rojo's name adorned on the back and went on to record a 2-0 victory that enhanced their top-four prospects. "I would do a last push", he said. "But if he can not play Thursday, then he can not play Thursday". "We knew their weaknesses and strengths and we tried to play to that as best as we could", he said.
However, Palace got themselves back into the game just before the break, with Benteke firing high into the back of the net from a Yohan Cabaye cross. The 26-year-old Belgian made them pay for that decision with goals in the 42nd and 74th minutes that moved Palace seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.
Williams is in great company as the latest WTA star to thrive amid impending or recent motherhood, as Kim Clijsters came out of retirement after having her first child to nearly immediately win the 2009 U.S. It remains to be seen if both Williams and Azarenka can add to their haul of Slams upon their return, but if the former could it would be yet another incredible feat in her stunning career.
If he just slid into the part of the base that I gave him, he'd have been safe. This game was particularly frustrating as it was against a lefty who was making his first career start; it seemed like the flawless opportunity to get guys like Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez going.
Lynn underwent the injury while attempting to take a catch of Mumbai's Jos Buttler in the outfield. Kolkata Knight Riders opener Chris Lynn appears increasingly likely to miss the remainder of the IPL after he hurt his shoulder while fielding against Mumbai Indians .
The Raptors got this one back to a street fight and it might not have been pretty but it was effective in getting the No. 3 seeded Raps at least back on equal footing with the No. "They turned up their aggression defensively and we had some careless turnovers to go with their aggression", Bucks guard Jason Terry said. There were turnovers left and right, missed threes, and there wasn't much to get excited about outside of DeMar DeRozan and Giannis Antetokounmpo dueling it out in the ...
Pochettino insisted he was proud of his players for sticking to his philosophy and Dier is adamant Spurs' luck will turn if they continue on the same path. Here's all the info you need about the ground . All Spurs can do is win their last six league games and put as much pressure on as possible. "We all know that it won't be easy because Southampton is a really good team, with a good coach and good players".
For those bold enough to presume the Browns might not take Myles Garrett with the top overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft: You can stop being bold and you may cease to presume. The Cleveland Browns essentially hold the keys to the top of the NFL Draft. Here's another question to ponder, do they pick someone else? Brown had high praise for Mitchell Trubisky , the quarterback from Mentor High School and the University of North Carolina.
Peter King of The MMQB was told by a source that the Saints are " leaning toward keeping their first three picks " in the upcoming NFL Draft. However, NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that the Patriots are not going to trade Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason, per ESPN .
Despite being in charge of possession, Everton failed to muster one shot in the very first half, prompting Koeman to create a double change in the break, Gareth Barry and Ademola Lookman replacing Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye. It actually took Everton until the 70th minute after the first half from both sides to register their first shot. We got a point but we wanted three.
A Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo of Pakistan's Younis Khan playing a reverse sweep shot as Australia's wicket keeper Matthew Wade looks on during play on day four of the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane, Australia.
Fleury, forced into action for the injured Matt Murray , had 33 saves in another wild and hard-hitting matchup between the Metropolitan Division rivals. What's more, their collective relentlessness has never gone away at any point in the series, no matter what the situation. "He's making some big, timely saves, which gives us a lot of momentum".
The Robinson statue is the first in what president and CEO Stan Kastan plans to be a series of sculptures honoring Dodgers greats. It weighs 700 pounds and is secured with a 150-pound steel rod. Now 94, Rachel Robinson is traveling from the East Coast to attend the unveiling, along with daughter Sharon and son David . (AP Photo/File).
Even during his quieter periods with the club, he's remained something of a fan favourite, and thanks to his performance against Chelsea on Sunday he's taken his status at Old Trafford up to the next level. The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City , with a trip to the Etihad Stadium on the horizon on April 27. The England worldwide was on the mark this past weekend with a crucial goal in the 2-0 win over Chelsea , with the result keeping United's hopes of a ...
Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in the last eight in Monte Carlo after the 30-year-old nine-time French Open victor demolished highly-rated German Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-1. His reward is a Friday quarter-final against Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic , who motored past number ninth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 (7/0). "He's a complete player", Nadal said.