Sharapova has also been handed a wild-card entry into the Italian Open in Rome next month. Women's Tennis Association chief Steve Simon defended Sharapova, saying the Russian does not need to be punished more. Sharapova's match against Vinci took place just hours after the suspension had been lifted. Against the 36th-ranked Italian, Sharapova had a shaky start, conceding seven of the first eight points and dropping the opening two games within five minutes.
And he was not able to witness Joshua's triumph at the weekend as it unfolded - because he knows the world heavyweight champion. The Klitschko victory was Joshua's 19th straight win by knockout, the Brit's impressive start to his professional career mirroring Tyson, who also had 19 consecutive knockouts to his name before beating James Tillis on points in his 20th fight.
There is a recent precedent for what Atletico need to do on Wednesday, a 4-0 Liga victory over Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid in 2014-15 when Simeone's side carved out a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes against a disjointed Real, who failed miserably to react in the absence of Luka Modric, Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.
Oh yeah, someone will be winning the Stanley Cup soon so stay tuned for every live stream National Hockey League playoff game right here! "We bounced back. "We've dealt with these kind of situations all year long". Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg said he felt his team made it too easy for Talbot in their last game.
Always Dreaming , the Florida Derby victor who has won all four of his starts this year by a combined 231⁄4 lengths, will likely be joined in the Preakness field by Lookin At Lee, the 33-1 Derby runner-up who never left the rail during a dream trip over a track that seemed deeper the farther out horses raced.
Joshua rocked Klitschko and dropped him in round five. The eleventh round knockout was all the more remarkable after Klitschko sent Joshua to the floor in the sixth and dominated the exchanges from there. And he called out fellow Brit Fury, who also beat Klitschko in November 2015. Heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua threw out a challenge to controversial former champ Tyson Fury after his remarkable victory on Sunday morning (NZ time).
The Jazz did a reasonable job running the Warriors off the three-point line and leaving the right guys open from deep, surrendering just 7-of-29 from beyond the arc - even with solid game-planning from Utah, expect that figure to rise as the series goes on.
Third-placed Liverpool have now made qualifying for the Champions League more hard than they would have wished and Klopp, who spent most of the second half ranting on the sidelines, struggled to hide his disappointment. Forster engaged in some gamesmanship before the penalty kick, talking in the ear of Milner and stamping near the penalty spot. Six points from the final two games of the season is a daunting task but one this group of players should be capable of achieving.
Utah stayed in the game for much of the evening, unlike the first two matches with Golden State . The Golden State Warriors are a win away from the Western Conference Finals after outlasting the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
This series went just about as expected, especially with Jusuf Nurkic out for most of it, and the Warriors now get plenty of time to rest up while they wait for the victor of Clippers-Jazz. Everything is pointing to a Warriors' sweep. "They came out really energized, focused". By that point, Golden State had a 72-48 lead, and all that was left was to wait until the season ended - and to feel Kourtney Kardashian's pain (or shame).
Xhaka has stayed on the pitch since then and the Switzerland global does not think he has been targeted by referees during his first campaign in England. "If we do that, I'm convinced that we can achieve what we want". "My view is that before this game, Jose Mourinho's language in his press conference made it feel like it was all around the Europa League with two games in the competition compared to four in the Premier League".
Given the situation they find themselves in at the foot of the table, it is a monumental one. "It is still all to play for", he said ahead of a run-in that also sees Swansea host West Brom on the final day. and got my hands on some unbelievable silverware", Clement told the British media. In doing so, the Clarets as good as dragged City down with them. The Welsh side face the long trip to Sunderland next Saturday and club hero Leon Britton spearheaded the drive to get as many ...
Kyle Lowry was on the bench with a sprained ankle yesterday while his team got punted out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second consecutive season. "So, I commend all my teammates". "I like the style of the team, the way they play, the locker room", Ibaka said. But if he wants a change of scenery and different matchups, I'm sure several teams would love to have him.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 27-year-old was earlier sent to the canvass in the sixth round, but had Klitschko on the canvas twice in the penultimate rounds, before the referee stepped in. "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". "He's a role model in and out of the ring".
Harvey is eligible to return from his team-imposed three-game suspension on Wednesday, but the Mets apparently have made a decision to push him back a couple more days. Tommy Milone or Rafael Montero will start Wednesday. May. "I can't answer that", he said. Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey's place.
The Portuguese manager has complained of an "inhuman" schedule taking its toll his players, but Wenger believes Premier League clubs now have the resources to be able to fight on multiple fronts. This will be Arsene Wenger's 58th match as Arsenal manager against Manchester United in all competitions. "How do we win?" Wenger said it is proof that other team's have caught up but, in truth, a number have since gone on to surpass the current Arsenal and United sides.
The left-back, who refused to play in his side's final Championship game of the season at Wigan on Sunday, is joining West Brom on a Bosman free. The point took Leeds' total for the campaign to 75 which, although five short of sixth-placed Fulham, still represents a decent achievement, according to Monk.
The UFC reportedly made an attempt to line up several other opponents, including Luke Rockhold and Belfort, but Silva declined, seeing the fights being offered as a step backward for his career. Silva said last week if he didn't get an interim title shot against Yoel Romero on the card, he was hanging up his gloves. With White shooting down the fight with Romero and Silva packing his bags, we now wait to see if Silva blinks or if he follows through on his threat to stop fighting.
For the first time this post season Golden State looked vulnerable to the potential of losing a game. Try to set a screen for him and get him to the right spot and, obviously, he does the rest. Utah hung in despite a first-half onslaught by Durant, who had 22 points and six rebounds at the break. The Jazz took a 50-49 lead into halftime after closing the second quarter on a 12-5 run highlighted by Rodney Hood's 3-pointer triple that gave the Jazz their first lead of the series at ...
Coincidentally, with Howard struggling, a Philadelphia-based venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital, announced last week that he was coming on as a partner. Though he swatted 25 home runs in just 362 plate appearances a year ago in his final campaign with the Phillies, Howard managed only a.196 batting average and.257 on-base percentage on the season.
The Panthers ended the second round adding offensive tackle Taylor Moton (64th) from Western Michigan. Adding speed and length to a secondary maligned by inconsistency and injuries was one priority. WHAT A DAY: Possibly no pick had a more memorable draft experience than third-round selection Montravious Adams. The Packers doubled down at running back with the second of their two fifth-round picks on Saturday when they drafted UTEP's Aaron Jones with the 182nd overall pick.
The opener, City's fastest in any game this season, came with just one minute and 54 seconds played, as Silva starting and finished the move. What a bonus that the little Spaniard started. Four goals and two assists. Another win for Palace should see them remain in the Premier League next season. "It could have been achieved against Tottenham but wasn't, gifted the points in the end to Burnley by not staying in the game at 1-0 and then today..." City's options in goal have raised ...
So I wanted to do it for myself, but also all these people. If everything affects you on and off the court, I think that would be a really challenging position to be in. The 60th-ranked Bouchard screamed and jumped up and down after she won her first match in five meetings against the five-time major victor who had once inspired her to become a tennis player.
I have power. You're in the game once you've got that power, that equaliser that no matter what at any given time [you can use]", Wilder said. I can't even believe they plucked any footage from the Fury fight to show "the best of" Wladimir.
If La Liga is a bit faded during this season, it will be very heavy to win the Real Madrid title, but it will also make Ronaldo's achievement heavy. "But everyone - the club, the players, their mother and their agent - thought the best thing for them was to continue their growth at Atletico". "If I wasn't I wouldn't say it".
The Middlesbrough FC visits the Blues at the Stamford Bridge Stadium on Monday, with everything on the line, as a loss will virtually guarantee relegation for the Boro. But through hard work, together we found the right way. "I mean, everyone is devastated", Agnew said. Although that comes on the back of a campaign where the Spanish star hasn't actually started as regularly as he might have, Conte said that only further reflected the attitude that has driven their season.
Massa was quick to congratulate Bottas after the race, the pair having spent three years together as teammates at Williams ahead of the latter's move up to Mercedes for 2017. "That's why he won the race". "Bottas was fastest in the first two phases of qualifying, with the choice of tyres coming into play, and those who had suspected the champions were hiding their pace in practice appeared to be justified".
Parker, 34, had an MRI after suffering the injury during the Spurs' 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. "A timeline for Parker's return will be determined at a later date ", the Spurs said. More from Yahoo Sports: • Red Sox fan gets lifetime ban for using racial slur • Just how bad was the Bears' Trubisky deal? If the injury is deemed to be career-ending, the Spurs can't even apply for salary-cap relief until one year from the date of the injury.
Palace had already beaten Chelsea and Liverpool away this season, and gone close to stopping Tottenham at White Hart Lane too. The others, no chance. "It's just that somewhere it's in there for us to create more chances, it's in there for us to concede less goals ".
Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 30, 2017 . "The important thing is that we are playing well, we take points and we will see if they can drop some points". Chelsea next face a tricky fixture as they welcome relegation strugglers Middlesbrough to Stamford Bridge on Monday evening with the Riverside club desperately fighting for their ...
Manish Pandey in action in Australia. Mohammed Shami is the most skilled among India's talented pace pack. "As of now, we have picked Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma as openers and Ajinkya Rahane is the back-up opener", Prasad replied when asked about Gambhir.
The Toronto Raptors talked about playing for pride as they try to stave off elimination, while the Cleveland Cavaliers know they only need to continue playing their game, which has given them a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Theo has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and French side Marseille. The left-back allegedly underwent the successful medical examination at la Clínica Sanitas - La Moraleja in Madrid on Monday morning ahead of the move, which is set to be announced after the Copa Del Rey final between Alaves and Barcelona.
The quartet is chasing one of six spots on the FIFA Council reserved for women, covering the six confederations. China's Zhang Jian, South Korea's Chung Mong Gyu and the Philippines' Mariano Araneta won the seats available to Asian men on the FIFA Council.
Stevens said Thomas needed work on more than just the one tooth that got knocked out when the Celtics guard ran into Otto Porter's elbow. There was no such wait in Game 2 as the Wizards, down a game, wanted to make sure they gave themselves the chance to come out of Boston with a split, a split they thought they were getting after the first six minutes Sunday afternoon.
Sharapova converted five of her six break points, and finished the match with four aces to raise her total for the tournament to 24. "I think after yesterday's match it was tough for me to assess the quality of my level and how I played, because it was more of an emotional match , just to be back after a long time ".
It was bad when Dani Carvajal went down injured against Atletico Madrid, but it's gotten even worse for the Merengues. That match will be Los Rojblancos' final European game at the Estadio Vicente Calderon and the Argentine issued a rallying cry to the fans, urging that they could still reach the final in Cardiff .
If Cabrera is sidelined for a long period, NY could bring up 21-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas. General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension in a brief statement before the game, shortly before Harvey was scheduled to start against Miami.
In any case, the Blues did well to make the playoffs, reversing fortunes after they fired Ken Hitchcock and replaced him with Mike Yeo, but the most dramatic change was the goaltending of Jake Allen. "I have to come up with a couple of saves and maybe it's different, maybe it's not". Talbot acknowledged his own frustration over the no-call, but said: "At the same time , we had a 3-nothing lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go.
They did have a nine-point lead in the second half of Game 3 , but they fell victim to a late surge by the NBA's most prolific offense. Let's find out. On Wednesday, Golden State could be inflicting a similar 4-0 thrashing of Utah. "Sometimes you think you're open because you've managed to shake free from one guy and they quickly switch out to cover for each other".
On Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers sent out a press release stating Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseasonan due to an injury to his right plantar plate. "One of the biggest adjustments is we probably won't be able to play through the post so much", Paul said of playing without Griffin. "It was 87-80, and that's on me".
New York Mets starter Matt Harvey was in line to start today against the Miami Marlins, but was instead sent home and put on a three-day suspension, without pay, for violating club rules. Left-hander Adam Wilk will replace Harvey in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins , according to ESPN. He made only 17 starts last season, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA.
The Ukrainian had also been sent crashing to the floor in the fifth round as the 27-year-old British fighter took his flawless record to 19 stoppage wins in 19 fights. The bell for the 11th saw Joshua rejuvenated, a handsome uppercut teeing up the first knockdown, then a left hook sending Klitschko down again - only for the Ukrainian to show vast heart to drag himself off the canvas.
Pittsburgh still has every reason to feel confidence heading into this game. Capitals players said there was no shortage of belief despite being down 2-1 after two on Penguins goals by Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel, and Game 5 following a similar script of more shots but fewer goals.
Editor's note: On late Sunday, Draft Express reported that Diallo will not take part in five-on-five drills at the combine this week. NBA coaches, general managers and scouts will be on hand to assess individual players in preparation for the annual NBA Draft, to be held June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Citizen Kane? Not quite. He's got a 7-footer coming at him, going downhill. Given that they're now in a battle with the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals and nearly assuredly will face the Golden State Warriors if they advance to the next round, Nene's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Houston .
I don't see any problems for him", Conte said. The Spain global is the subject of massive interest from China and the Premier League champions-elect will do well to resist cashing in. With Liverpool chasing behind them, Manchester City won the title on the final day of the season by defeating West Ham. "Now there is the pressure, but now it's a good pressure, a pressure that this pressure must bring in our heart excitement.
Their prize? LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics have two victories because they're tough, and they have played well at the right moments at home. Just not much you can do. Wall shook off his shaky start to carve his third-canto masterpiece, backstopped by backcourt partner Bradley Beal's silky smooth touch.
Skuta signed a five-year contract worth $20.5 million in 2015 that included a little more than $8 million guaranteed. Contract details with the Bears are not known yet. His role was marginalized after the drafting of linebacker Myles Jack a year ago. That could mean a tough recovery from a patellar tendon injury for last year's marquee free agent signing, Danny Trevathan .
It's going to be a massive fight, at least for the first half of the year. "It's not going to that simple this year, it's going to be a massive fight". Hamilton and Rosberg's relationship became increasingly strained as Mercedes teammates, with the pair colliding on a number of occasions as the only realistic championship contenders for three consecutive seasons.