Sharapova, who reached the semi-finals of her first tournament back in Stuttgart, recovered from a poor start to beat veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6 6-4 6-0. The Croatian's good work was undone, though, by a sloppy service game as Sharapova broke once more to level at one-set all. World No 2 Angelique Kerber eased into round two with a convincing 6-4, 6-2 win over Hungary's Timea Babos.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars film. The all-day celebration continued at the Core Pacific City Mall and Ximending District, with the spherical architecture of the mall acting as the flagship photo op location for the event.
Happ (elbow) and right-hander Aaron Sanchez (finger) on the shelf. Mejia lasted 2 2/3 innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. After Cabrera's two-out bloop down the line fell for a base hit to put two runners on base, Victor Martinez's single drove in Nicholas Castellanos for the game's first run.
John Guidetti has never been a man to hold his tongue, with the Celta Vigo striker having recently stoked the flames ahead of his side's Europa League semi-final first leg with Man United by claiming that 'Manchester is blue'. "You can not always say to the players "we are all in the same boat and in this together to achieve something" and then you jump out of the boat and say, "it's your fault now", but when it goes well you take the credit".
The fifth round, in particular, was action-packed. First, Joshua launched a blistering left hook and followed up with a flurry of punches that saw the Ukrainian drop to his knees and, when he rose groggily, take a standing count. In becoming the first pugilist to stop Klitschko since Lamon Brewster in 2004, Joshua added the WBA belt to his IBF and IBO titles. "I'm not going to say too much, in terms of the boxing hall of fame, [Klitschko's] a role model in and out of the ring", he added.
May 1, 2017 - Crosby suffers a concussion after being cross-checked in the head by Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal. Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct after his stick caught his former teammate across the jaw. "I know it happens", he said.
The Ottawa Senators are on the verge of a long-awaited trip back to the Eastern Conference final. The Ottawa Senators need to keep the trend going of the home team winning each game to take a 3-2 series lead. You're not going to score the first goal every game. Neil tried to challenge Tanner Glass a couple of times but he refused to fight in the second and all Neil ended up with was a misconduct.
The 24-year old has scored 39 goals in 177 appearances since he moved to Anfield in 2012. "As long as it's like this we can for sure have him and use him in the squad, that's the most important thing". Manchester City's rout of Crystal Palace on Saturday means Liverpool come into this game in fourth. "One area where I have seen a marked improvement is in his fitness levels".
It was Lorenzo's first podium finish since moving to Ducati last season. " This is the first European race and it's a circuit I really enjoy ", said Rossi , whose last world title came in 2009. Things won't be as easy as it seemed, it will take time for me to adapt to a special and hard bike like the Ducati . The bike for the moment isn't the ideal bike for my riding style, but every time I'm getting faster and more comfortable.
Joshua has become a source of pride for Sagamu indigenes who celebrated his win on Saturday. The 28-year-old hasn't boxed since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and is now without a boxing licence, but he has been training in Spain in an attempt to get back into the ring.
The Cavaliers are the only team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons. Toronto did lead for a good chunk of the game, building a 52-49 halftime lead and led for most of the third quarter behind DeRozan's spectacular scoring.
The Boston Celtics now have a 3-2 lead over the Chicago Bulls and they have the possibility to close out the series tonight. Without Rondo, it would take a lot of effort from Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade to step up. If the Bulls can draw level on Saturday, the teams will return to Boston for a possible Game 7 next week. Scores and results of Celtics vs Bulls will be posted here.
NY pounded out a total of 19 runs in the first two games of the series and scored at least five in each of its last nine contests - seven or more in all five games since the calendar turned to May. The Mets batted around twice despite picking up just five hits between the two innings. Sandy Alderson expressed doubt as to when Syndergaard would return, but reports are that the Mets ace will start throwing again in six weeks.
General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension Sunday morning, just hours before Harvey was supposed to take the mound. Harvey was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. The Mets have been one of the more disappointing teams in baseball this year. Ultimately, the shutdown didn't happen, and he ended up pitching four games in the playoffs, totaling 217 innings over 33 starts in his first season post-Tommy John surgery.
Lookin At Lee stayed on to claim second place with Battle Of Midway sticking on for third with Always Dreaming winning by two and three-quarter lengths as he took his unbeaten record in 2017 to four. For the first time in more than 30 years Tom Hammond will not host the Kentucky Derby . As Pletcher pondered the question in more detail, he rightly pointed out that the run of favorites matches the five-year run of the Run to the Kentucky Derby's tiered points system.
Gordon Hayward had a game-high 33 points to go along with five rebounds, and four assists. Nope, the biggest scare was delivered by Draymond Green , who, after starring for the game's first 40 minutes, took a hard fall and then a slipping tumble as he tried to get up, grabbing his left knee and staying down, as the arena went silent.
Mourinho revealed Rashford played from the outset in Spain with a slight injury, having walked off gingerly towards the end - not that it prevented him running the hosts ragged and scoring a free-kick David Beckham would have been proud of.
Porzingis has played for three separate coaches over his first two seasons while losing 101 games. NY was projected as a playoff team by some entering the 2016-17 season, but it struggled to develop any cohesion en route to a 31-win season.
The team is expected to rule out Parker for the rest of the playoffs and schedule a procedure based on the outcome of the MRI exam, league sources said. " Game 1 is good for us", the bearded one said with no hint of joy, "but we've got to get greedy". "You've just got to stay disciplined and keep your arms back and just make him beat you over the top and live with it".
Sharapova has been invited to play in Madrid and Rome , and will also find out next month whether she will receive a wild card for the French Open . Halep crushed past Anna Sevastova 6-3, 6-1. Eugenie Bouchard is speaking out on Maria Sharapova's return. "I am past "the lessons", I have done numerous interviews about the case and this is a new chapter in my career and that's how I want to move forward", she said.
Joshua, 27, made it 19 straight knockouts in 19 professional fights when he sent Klitschko, 41, to the canvass in the 11th round. It looks like he could face Joshua, who after his bout taunted Fury in front of 90,000 people at Wembley. "If Wladimir wants to fight, I will fight Wladimir once again", Joshua said. "Every time I come over here I get much love, so if I had to come over here, I would come with open arms, without hesitation".
WASHINGTON (AP) - Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5. "I liked our response going into the third period", coach Barry Trotz said . Crosby was operating in front of the net when the stick of Washington's Alex Ovechkin caused him to lose his balance.
The race was run on Monza's fixed 2.4km (1.49-mile) looped track - the location of the fastest lap in the history of Formula One. The official world record for the marathon remains 2:02:57, which was set in 2014. Irish oddsmaker Paddy Power had put the chances for one of the runners to beat 2 hours at about 28 percent. Kipchoge and the event's only other competitors, Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopian Lelisa Desisaran, ran behind an arrow-head of pace-setters, to reduce drag, and a ...
If the Blue Devils can bring in Knox, they will have one of the best 2017 recruiting classes in college basketball. "I would love to play for Leonard Hamilton and follow in the footsteps of my father at Florida State, where he played wide receiver and after a great career as a Seminole was drafted into the NFL".
A proposal to have the champions of the Super Cup, where the top-four teams of ISL and I-League would play, represent India in the Champions League qualifier is being readied, said a club official who attended the meeting but did not want to be named as he is not authorised to talk to the media.
Tony Parker was averaging 15.9 points this postseason. San Antonio's Manu Ginobili said on Wednesday night that Parker was in significant pain. The last time he didn't appear in a Spurs playoff game was 2001 against the Lakers, when David Robinson was still starting (and a game where Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue were both on the floor as backups when time expired).
Wenger has played three at the back for Arsenal's last two games, beating Middlesbrough in the league last week and Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. "In games like this, a semi-final is like a final, you can not expect control every situation but we control most of the time". I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy levels and the right fighting spirit, the right togetherness, we can beat everybody.
But would it be just the Arsenal manager's luck this season to do that when it has never mattered less? Wenger , whose Arsenal face United at the Emirates on Sunday, said: "You can not always say to the players: 'We are all on the same boat, ' and: 'We are all in this together, ' and then you jump out of the boat and say: 'It's your fault now.' But when it goes well you take credit".
The NBA on Saturday announced the suspension without pay for " charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact". The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical . Yep. Oubre got super ejected after that one. He also adds versatility to the roster since he's able to play multiple positions. Bojan Bogdanovic and Otto Porter are going to have to step up and fill the void of Oubre's absence.
A thunderous free kick from the teenager saw Jose's side secure a precious away goal and victory, but the set piece was one of many chances that United had - especially during a dominant first half performance - to really put the game to bed.
Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United side to face Arsenal on Sunday with both teams now sat outside of the top four. "It's a massive three points and now it depends on us", Llorente told BT Sport . "And at the end of the season be above that line". Clucas also had the next effort for the home side, this time forcing Pickford to make a much more hard save with a low shot from just inside the box.
At this point, there isn't much reason to bring Durant back for Game 4, no matter how the calf is feeling. Bradley Beal scored 32 points, bouncing back from a dismal performance in Game 3, and John Wall had another stellar performance with 22 points and 10 assists.
Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State beat the Blazers 128-103 on Monday night to advance to the conference semifinals. The Warriors continue to show their depth, teamwork, and other-worldly ball movement throughout this series, which makes runs like their third quarter barrage almost inevitable.
The Warriors took a 108-100 lead, their biggest of the game, after Andre Iguodala's dunk with 4:05 to go. The Golden State Warriors completed a series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the Toronto Raptors edged ahead.
In view of the possible final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus, Alvaro Morata talked to the official TV of the Merengues, returning also to his past youth: "At Real are the best players in the world and it was hard to find space to come back here one day".
But playing him there again would mean moving Cahill inside to cover for the Brazilian in the middle, or perhaps some fiddling around with Azpilicueta's position. In a statement, the Premier League said: "Manchester City will pay a fine of £300,000 and will be prohibited from registering any Academy players in the Under 10 to Under 18 age range who have been registered with a Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months".
Due to inclement weather conditions there was a long delay earlier in the day so the four players have to return on Monday morning (US) to decide the victor. "For the Tour to unanimously decide that was the fair thing to do, puts me in a very different situation, being able to play the Players (Championship) and all the remaining events I would like to play".
The Rangers' real strength is their depth-they have four lines capable of pushing play, and over the course of a game or a series, that constant pressure can exhaust a tired, banged-up defense like Ottawa's . Miller to give NY a three-goal advantage. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. The Senators could not find their legs the entire first period, recording just five shots on Henrik Lundqvist's goal.
The Atletico keeper did well to keep his side in the game thereafter but Ronaldo wouldn't be denied in the final quarter, grabbing his second with a thunderous shot on 73 minutes and clinching his hat-trick four minutes from time thanks to Lucas Vazquez's assist.
And tonight's game marks the first time this C's group has a chance to eliminate an opponent. Teams up 3-2 with a road Game 6 in a 2-2-1-1-1 have won Game 6 just over half the time . Avery Bradley also added 24 points (career high for the playoffs) to go along with his tenacious perimeter defense. The Celtics lead the first-round series 3-2.
The Predators are still undefeated at home after their 3-1 Game 3 victory vs. the Blues on Sunday. Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots " including 14 in the third period. A Nashville win would put the Blues on the brink of elimination heading home for Game 5, but a Blues win would swing the series back to even, with two remaining home games in St.
We played well enough to have [the] result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford . "The percentage chance of us making the final is the same as it was before the first game". United will need their main men to fire if they are to win the Europa League this season and therefore qualify for next term's Champions League.
The defender, who's on loan at Crystal Palace and was therefore ineligible to play, got up off the bench and did a planned handshake with Christian Benteke (also ex-Liverpool...) when the Belgian equalised. Manchester United will not be surprised to hear that a Liverpool player won't be backing them considering the rivalry between the two clubs. "If I could have had a bet", he added, with a grin, about Benteke, "I would have betted on him to score".
Chris Paul had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which played without Blake Griffin after he suffered a toe injury in Game 3. They will focus on that game later. The five-time All-Star had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. Down two starters, the Clippers are going deep into their thin bench.
Ryan Shawcross' controversial own goal denied Stoke a first away win since January as Bournemouth scrambled a 2-2 Premier League draw. The last away win we blew away Sunderland with three goals in the first half so we are capable of doing it so let's hope it's this weekend.
But regardless, Jose Mourinho now has a key decision to make in attack. "If Celta was playing with their best team, if Celta was fighting for important things in La Liga, we would go in the same circumstances, but I can not now play with the same team that played in Vigo, and then repeat again next Thursday".
The 32-year-old is now just one goal shy of 400 goals for Real Madrid alone. It was my turn to score the goals, but the team was phenomenal, ' he added. "To win 3-0 is incredible and it was an important victory". Yet the statistics appear to confirm that Ronaldo's latest goal for Real Madrid was, in fact, his 399th for the Spanish giants.
The Kannapolis native is in his 18th full-time season at the Cup level and he made his 600th career series start earlier this year at California. With that organization under his belt, the 42-year-old will see some more seat time in 2018 in the second-tier series.
Silva, out for a fortnight after suffering a blow to his knee during the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal, struck inside the first two minutes. His strike was Manchester City's fastest Premier League goal since February 2015. The Eagles nearly managed an unlikely equaliser with their first effort at goal when Christian Benteke's header brought a fine reaction save from Willy Caballero.
In March, Eden Hazard scored a goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win at West Ham, set up by N'Golo Kante and Pedro, that was the moment I sat up and went: "Whoah, this is a special team". "Every game is very tough, every game you must put all yourself in the game. If we don't win against Middlesbrough (on May 8) then you lose this great win".