Kante, who moved to Chelsea from Leicester for £32m at the end of last season, is the first midfield enforcer to win the accolade since Roy Keane in 2000. "I think Kante is the most complete midfielder in the Premier League at the moment". He scored eight goals in six Premier League games between 18 December and 21 January, and was named the league's player of the month for January.
Six minutes in, Bruins forward David Pastrnak was sent off for pulling MacArthur down from behind as he entered the Boston zone. He also scored in Game 2, an eventual 5-4 overtime win for Ottawa. "And then you think, 'He hasn't played for two years, how good is he going to be?' So, we started this series with him scoring on a power play. I said Game 7 in overtime, it was Game 6 in overtime", coach Guy Boucher said.
As is typical for just about all MLB-issued suspensions of this nature, Barnes is appealing the suspension, so he will not begin to serve any games until he receives a hearing at a later date. If you're an Orioles fan - which if you're reading this on this site, you're probably right - you might feel like a four game suspension is light for Barnes.
It had been 34 years since the Milwaukee Bucks won a Game 1 playoff road game. Ibaka would finish the night with 16 points, six assists and seven rebounds, while Valanciunas, almost a forgotten man in Game 1, would get in just under the wire with a double-double of 10 rebounds and 10 points.
ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS: Zach Werenski's season came to a close after the rookie defenseman sustained a ghastly facial fracture, taking a puck under his right eye on Sunday. In the last two games especially, the Canadiens have done a good job of preventing the Rangers from using the up-tempo style they're best at, clamping down defensively and forcing NY to dump and chase.
With promotion to the Premier League now on the horizon Newcastle only need one more win, as punters and fans can take advantage with Bet365, who have live streams of a number of matches from the Championship this season. "It doesn't matter to me the position, so the main thing is just to make sure we finish our job", Benitez said. They had one of the most talented teams on-paper in Championship history, but they still had to put it all together.
They found another gear in Chicago. The high-flying journeyman who's played for eight different National Basketball Association teams scored 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half, and grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes of action in the Celtics' 104-95 win Sunday night.
But it is still very much Chelsea's title to lose given their advantage with six games left to play. " Chelsea are used to winning trophies, it's a winning team, and maybe they have more experience than us". Asked if they pair would start against Southampton , Conte said: "I have another day to decide our best 11 but I think they're in good condition and good form".
The release of the suicide notes was ordered by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire, who ruled that "any suicide or other notes" written by Hernandez in connection with his death be produced and released. Hernandez had been a rising star with a $41 million National Football League contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park not far from the Patriots' stadium.
Tuukka Rask made 41 stops for Boston and Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots in the Ottawa net. The Bruins scored three unanswered goals after spotting the Senators a 2-0 lead as they fought to keep their season alive. "It's just awesome that we were able to". "I think it was apparent to everybody that we weren't at full strength, and guys had to step up, and we talked about it".
Aguero's special boots are designed not just in City sky blue, but delivered to City striker with the speed he himself is known. "At some stage you need to focus on something for the players which creates some confidence". "The FA Cup is at the end of the season so there will be a lot of conditions before we play the final", Cech said. "That is what I want to do". The two were taken off with injuries during yesterday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal , the loss of Silva in particular ...
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby tied his career high with 47 saves in Game 2 only to be matched saved for save by Frederik Andersen . Their line keyed the Leaf comeback after Kadri scored late in the second period to cut Washington's lead to 3-2, with Matthews scoring once and setting up Nylander's goal that tied the score in regulation time.
Considering he's just dealing with a sore throat, Middleton likely won't be on any sort of restrictions, so look for him to take on a full workload unless otherwise reported. A jump shot from Patrick Patterson put Toronto up by 19 points midway through the second, but the Bucks - shooting 67 per cent in the quarter - clawed their way to within seven.
Hazard took second place in the voting while Ibrahimovic finished third. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award, Completespprtsnigeria.com reports. Meanwhile, Dele Alli was named PFA Young Player of the Year for a second successive season. The French coach added on a man who will return to action from a two-match ban against his former employers at Chelsea on Tuesday: "I think he's not far off Kante".
Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter each chipped in a base hit in the winning effort for St. Louis. The Brewers loaded the bases in the eighth, but Brett Cecil got Shaw to pop out to third to end the inning. Cardinals: CF Fowler and SS Diaz, each held out of the starting lineup on Saturday, returned Sunday. Cardinals right-hander Matt Bowman pitched a flawless seventh, extending his scoreless-inning streak to 19⅔ over 20 games dating to September 6 of last season when he allowed four ...
And, yes, they know deep down there is no way they can come back and win this seven-game First Round series. Rockets 113, Thunder 109: Nene scored 28 points on 12-for-12 shooting from the field, and Houston beat Oklahoma City to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.
Rafael Nadal says he does not see his stints at Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Madrid as preparations for the Roland Garros and that these tournaments are important for themselves. He competed better in the third match, holding to love in the seventh game to provoke sympathetic applause from the crowd, but a second career title never looked realistic.
I don't care. Let's get him. I was setting up the elbows and the left hooks to counter that, that overhand right, and that's what finished the fight for me. "Man, y'all hear how I talk and how I talk about these people", Perry said. Let's go baby, that's what I was looking for! Considering that Ellenberger was ranked No.
He added: "The good thing this season is that every time we had a defeat or draw we bounced back very quickly". "We just have to win as many as we can and it starts Wednesday with a tough game away at Crystal Palace". David Luiz is ready for a battle against "the most physical team" in England when Chelsea face Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. The problem for the Lilywhites is that in order to strengthen their squad they will have to spend some serious money, because of ...
I'm in the lab. "Stay Tuned. Stay blessed". Fourth-year wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr .is playing for $1.8 million this season, but could hit the open market in 2018. Beckham is scheduled to make only $1.84 million in salary this coming season, and the Giants likely will look to sign him to an extension at some point anyway, before the option becomes fully guaranteed on the first day of the league year next March.
Joel Ward fed a delightful pass behind the defence for Yohan Cabaye to run onto, and he crossed to the back post for Benteke to fire into the roof of the net with just three first half minutes remaining. "I respect Liverpool but what happened here is behind me". Benteke and Sakho probably have an agenda against Liverpool and they showed it. Sakho should be off; no player is bigger than the club.
After the first half, Dennis Lindsey escorted him out of the arena to get medical treatment. Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer noted that the Clippers have explored trading Blake Griffin in the past couple of seasons. Because of him, the Jazz still have at least two more games to play. JJ Redick was finally able to spring free in this game, taking 11 shots, but he only made 3, and was rushing all night long.
Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase has been suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) over his foul-mouthed and abusive behaviour during the tie, from which he was ejected. Nastase left an hour later after reportedly sending flowers for the British team and Keothavong to their locker room. However, in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mirror published Sunday, Nastase refused to apologize to the British team.
The win was the 82nd of Johnson's Cup Series career, moving him to within one of Carl Yarborough, sixth on the all-time wins list and three away from Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, tied for fourth. "Somebody grabbed me by my shoulders and kind of pushed me", Chastain told FS1". "I recovered well, but unfortunately came back sick from Mexico, and I'm just on the tail end of that now".
After the match finished at Wembley, Hazard gave an excellent quote to Belgium journalist Kristof Terreur in the mixed zone. "To score the amount of goals he has at his age and the position he plays is phenomenal, I don't see why he shouldn't have been up for both awards and close to winning the other as much as he won the young player", he said.
Kerr was forced to sit out the first 43 games of the Warriors' title defense in 2015-16 because of complications caused by the back surgery months earlier. And it's just way more important than the regular season was, I feel like. Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes remained out. Kerr hasn't felt well all series, according to people around him, and recently the pain became unbearable, the Mercury News reported, adding it is unknown if these issues are even related to his past health problems.
People are astonished to know that she is pregnant because she was flaunting a flat stomach in her posts and appearances in last few weeks. Serena Williams is pregnant, this fantastic news was confirmed by the official representative for a tennis champion.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane: "We can not be happy". Messi was the next to sting Navas' palms, as Barcelona sensed the moment was ripe to kill off the game. But James Rodriguez appeared to have earned Madrid a point late on before Messi had the final say. A flurry of chances came in the early stages of the second half, with Ter Stegen saving well from Toni Kroos and brilliantly denying Karim Benzema.
Given his history with last-minute shots, the outcome may not have been any different. The Indiana Pacers suffered one of the worst collapses in National Basketball Association playoff history and attempt to avoid a four-game sweep when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
After a so-so period till the All-Star break, during which the lack of contributors in the second unit was blamed for the drop, the Raptors were set to raise the stake by acquiring more talent, luring Serge Ibaka and P.J. Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, who troubled the Raps endlessly on Saturday by racing out in transition, was held to two points in the first quarter on 1-of-6 shooting.
World No.1 Andy Murray overcame a awful start to beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round as he made his return from a five-week injury lay-off. Andy Murray's inexplicable profligacy in sight of the finish line wrecked what was shaping up to be a satisfactory comeback from injury, not to mention his preparations for the French Open.
So you believe him when he concurs with Warren Gatland that this is a stronger squad than four years ago, and that selecting the squad was a thorough process, with one question superseding all others. You can get obsessed with what the All Blacks are about and everyone has been for a long period of time. "I would expect we will get a pretty similar style of play to what we have always got when we have played a Warren Gatland coached team".
Wenger said: "It was a big test for us, it was a mental test". They showed a united, determined response. Arsenal are seventh in the league, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand. The 20-year old appears to have lost his place in the Manchester City team, as he is predominantly on the bench if he is not completely excluded from their match day squad and the Nigeria worldwide says he is aware of what Nigerians have been saying about his lack of game time ...
Family and close friends of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gather in Briston, Connecticut, on Monday for a private funeral in his hometown. Details on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez have been released. "The family has the right, during this grieving process, to know their loved one's final thoughts", the family's statement read .
Assistant district attorneys Jason Napoli and Laura Rodrigue conceded that Smith was intoxicated - his blood alcohol content of.235 was almost three times the state's legal limit to drive - and that he certainly was angry when first confronting Hayes after being rear-ended at a calculated 15 miles per hour, shortly before 11:30 p.m.
He went on Twitter to refute an ESPN report that one reason he hasn't signed is because he was asking for more than $8 million for next season. The Saints opted not to wait that long, though, brining Peterson in for a visit that was apparently enjoyed by the running back, who met with the coaching staff and spent time with head coach Sean Payton talking about the team's future.
Gillislee rushed for 577 yards and scored eight touchdowns on just 101 carries in 2016. Because the Bills had tendered Gillislee at an original-round level, they will receive a fifth-round pick (163rd overall) from the Patriots as compensation.
Honestly, Alain Vigneault is starting to turn into Bruce Budreau; a great regular season coach but not a guy who can get it done in the playoffs . The Rangers returned home to NY for game three and anticipated a win but the team wasn't playing like themselves and let the Canadiens take advantage of them.
Fifth-placed United are now just a point behind local rivals Manchester City, who are fourth, ahead of their clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.
Marcus Rashford admits Manchester United did it the hard way after his dramatic extra-time victor sealed victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. "I don't think a lot of people saw that scoreline against Chelsea coming or the type of game to be honest". You can not do miracles. But you have to try to do everything to accelerate the process.
Manchester United's Premier League campaign kept unrolling with Sunday's away trip to Burnley and the team made a decision to demonstrate their support for the injured pair by simply warming up in shirts with the names "Ibrahimovic" and "Rojo".
Our situation has also been helped by Liverpool's lose to Crystal Palace, giving us a brighter chance of breaking into the Premier League quartet, if we would take our chances. One of the big talking points surrounding Liverpool's home defeat to Crystal Palace was the behaviour of Mamadou Sakho. That being said, however, signing the Dutchman would nearly definitely require the Reds to finish in the top four places and now, with Manchester United three points behind and having two games in ...
They had just one off day between Game 7 and the first game of their semifinal series against San Jose, a series that the Sharks won in seven games. They were clipped from the 2016 postseason by St. That leaves a host of possible roster moves that could see Bowman looking to move players elsewhere. Much like the previous year, the Blackhawks struggled early in the regular season, but still managed to stay at or near the top of the Central Division, riding the hot goaltending of Corey Crawford ...
Diallo is eligible for the draft, because graduated from high school last spring, and turns 19 in July. Teammates De'Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe , Malik Monk and Isaac Humphries have also entered the NBA Draft and will not return. Diallo is a long and athletic wing with a ton of upside. Before enrolling at Kentucky, he was a consensus top-10 prospect in the Class of 2017 and rated the No.
He returned to the lineup for the playoffs wearing a cage, but by his own admission has been rusty. The Sharks entered the series Monday under a cloud of uncertainty, with injuries to top players Joe Thornton and Logan Couture as well as a string of lackluster performances to close out the regular season.
Once again, I'm left thinking "Man, the pitching was good, but they got done dirty". Bautista came to the plate in the top of the 13th batting.117 with one lonely RBI on the season. As for the drama, there was plenty to go around, starting with a dugout full of upset Angels at game's end after Stroman clipped their wings for his second win of the year.
Wladimir Klitschko has warned Anthony Joshua not to repeat the mistake of allowing his focus from Saturday's fight to be affected as it was by Tyson Fury. "If one of those things is missing then it doesn't make sense to continue. It's challenging. My next stage is bigger than my last", Klitschko said.
He fought back through injuries many times to stay on the football field and play the game he loved, but the human body can only take so much punishment before it can't take anymore. Long suffered a torn Achilles tendon in November, just the latest in a long line of injuries that plagued his career. Nearly exactly nine years since the Dolphins made him the top overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Jake Long has announced his retirement.
They will have some time before Game 2 on Tuesday night to regroup and figure out what went wrong. "Me and Blake looked at each other and was like, the hell with it; we've got to play", point guard Chris Paul said. "But we'll find out". "Well you know, when Joe makes the shot, it always makes the coach look smart", said Snyder, who refused to call a timeout after Paul's shot.
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.