At the other end Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had a fine match and made the first of several good saves when he repelled Sam Clucas's 20th-minute strike. He said: "Leon was fantastic and he has been really great ever since I have been at the club". Yet he failed to quash speculation of a move by suggesting " wherever Jordan goes, if he goes, it will have to be a really big price".
San Antonio and Houston traded blowout victories to open the series and one of the teams will take a 2-1 lead when the Spurs visit the Rockets in Wednesday's Western Conference semifinals . The win gives Cleveland a 2-0 series lead but game three is in Toronto on Friday. "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".
Arsenal's hopes of a top four Premier League finish and a spot in Europe's elite competition depend on the teams above them slipping up during the final stages of the season. We need some help but the best help we can get is from our own focus and to win our games. "How would we feel if we miss out?" Liverpool have struggled for consistency in their last few games, losing at home to Crystal Palace, scraping a 1-0 win at Watford and drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton at the weekend in a ...
Washington was buzzing in the first period, generating several quality chances to score but failing to beat Marc-Andre Fleury, who held down the fort and kept the Penguins in the game. "They came hard. They put us back". Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven second-round series 1-0. Head coach Barry Trotz commented on Holtby's performance following Game 2 , saying that he wasn't "as sharp as he can be", and Holtby was also critical of himself, telling the Washington Post that he could ...
However, we haven't won anything yet and we need to be just as on it as we always are. The result left Atletico close to yet another disappointing elimination against the crosstown rival, following defeats in the Champions League in the last three seasons.
They returned to practice on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) after a brief break from what has been an increasingly rugged series. During last season's playoff run, which included two seven-game series wins before losing in six to the Cavaliers in the conference finals, the players got to the point where they could joke about how much they seem to love drama.
Villarreal responded with a goal by striker Cedric Bakambu in the 32nd when Roberto Soldado played him clear on the break as he sped away from Gerard Pique. "If we do that, Atletico Madrid will cause some harm", he said. Any hopes of a late comeback were ended nine minutes from time when Barcelona were awarded a penalty, although replays showed that the officials were wrong to award a handball after Neymar had brilliantly set up Suarez for a shot at goal.
In my opinion, it'd be a smart move for Bishop to sign with the Stars. So now the question becomes how much does Bishop want and how much are the Stars willing to pay? He'll be looking for a long-term deal, and Lehtonen and Niemi are both under contract for one more season at $5.9 million and $4.5 million, respectively.
Kipchoge was supported by a squadron of elite pace setters who were subbed in and out and benefited from a hydration strategy that disqualifies him from official recognition by the International Association of Athletics Federations. But early this morning, Nike's attempt to break through the 2-hour marathon barrier fell just shy of the mark. "You get past that mental barrier of this two-hour mark and in traditional marathons it's destined to fall".
That is according to Spanish publication Sport , who claim the Brazil global has agreed to join the Catalan giants this summer. Barcelona have already held initial talks with the player's representatives over a transfer at the end of the season and the 24-year-old is prepared to move to Spain.
Miocic has been a relatively quiet and nondescript champion since winning the belt against Fabricio Werdum and a commanding, signature win over Dos Santos would go a long way towards elevating his profile. UFC s11 takes place on May 13th in Dallas, Texas. "Oh my gosh, of course not", said dos Santos, a native of Santa Catarina, Brazil. "In my dreams, the way I see things going on the fight, I can see myself beating him before the end of the second round".
No secret now that the Golden State Warriors preferred a second-round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, and not the Utah Jazz - but not for reasons you may think. What happens today, to be certain, is enormous and not just as it relates to the next playoff round. After the Wizards' early scoring flurry, Thomas lost his tooth, but initially kept playing.
He finished 0.095 seconds clear of Jamie McMurray , who beat Busch to the runner-up spot, with Aric Almirola in fourth place - although he could face penalties for failing post-race inspections. Then he used that speed to snatch the race away with a last-lap pass of Busch. After calling it over the radio and Stenhouse Jr. having to prove it was him, his father was taken to victory lane to celebrate instead of the track jail.
San Antonio led 97-83 at the time of Parker's injury. There was a collective gasp as Spurs fans watched Parker in agony on the floor of the AT&T Center. Leonard has had an incredible run lately, putting up 34 points on the Rockets as Wednesday alone in addition to several assists and steals. The Spurs might be able to survive the loss of Parker, considering they no longer rely on him like they once did.
The 28-year-old Fury is now back in training and wants face Joshua to win his titles back. Hearn and his promotion company Matchroom Boxing oversaw the biggest fight in British boxing history last weekend as Anthony Joshua got up off the canvas to register an 11th-round knockout victory.
You become cleverer, maybe look more and since my red card, I think things have improved. I'm the manager of Arsenal Football Club and as long as I'm manager of Arsenal Football Club, I will decide what happens on the technical front.
For the second game, Washington majorly out-shot the Penguins. Now in a deep but not insurmountable hole against the defending Stanley Cup champs, the Capitals reportedly held a players' only meeting following this latest defeat. Hornqvist left in the first period Saturday night, while Kuhnhackl and Hainsey both left in the third. But we do know that he has been one of the MVPs of the playoffs so far and Saturday's Game 2 win over Washington may have been his best game yet.
He did not testify at either murder trial and did not communicate publicly to the press. A spokesman for Baez called the allegations of gang involvement part of the "smear campaign against Mr. The text: "Lifetime Loyalty". Still, he had faced tobacco-related offenses before, according to the disciplinary report. The jury found him not guilty of homicide but convicted him of one count of possessing an unlicensed weapon.
The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month . "In our book, he's guilty and he's going to always be guilty", Ward said. "We'd like to find out", he said. Representatives for the Patriots, the NFL and the NFL Players Association declined to comment on whether the team has any outstanding financial obligations to Hernandez or his estate.
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera swings on a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians , Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Detroit . Avila lined reliever Zach McAllister's first pitch into left-center field for a two-run single in the fifth, pushing Detroit to a 7-1 lead. Turner (1-0) replaced Gonzalez in the sixth and finished out the game, striking out four and allowing two hits.
Rozier experienced extended runs in March and April with coach Rick Pitino's Cardinals, but he's never played basketball in May on the game's biggest stage. Recognizing that the Wizards were trying to cover 7-foot Kelly Olynyk with Otto Porter , they went inside to him where he shot 4-for-5 in the first quarter .
It appeared his array of sparkling winners had been ended by Murray's determined rearguard, which saw the three-time Grand Slam victor twice stave off break points to take the second set in 48 minutes. Aljaz Bedene secured a place in the final of the Hungarian Open with a straight-sets win over Serbian Laslo Djere. He created a lot more chances, he served for the match and couldn't quite get it.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Jazz. With an opportunity to close the series out early at home, the Utah Jazz fell to the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 98-93 in Game 6, meaning the series will go to a Game 7 to be played in LA.
Cam Talbot made 39 saves and Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal as the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the NHL Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series Friday night.
Asked if his decision was based on loss of health, passion or ability, Earnhardt indicated it was a mix of factors. In the a year ago of his contract with the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt Jr has confirmed he will not seek a new deal and will bow out from the top echelon at the end of the season.
It also limits his ability to keep many of them happy, an issue that is quickly coming to the fore. Arsenal are said to be targeting a new director of football for next season with Borussia Dortmund's Michael Zorc rumoured to have been approached by the Premier League club.
The right-hander made 17 starts last season, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA. NEW YORK No matter why Matt Harvey was suspended , the New York Mets are in the middle of a very messy season. So did Zack Wheeler . If I'm general manager Sandy Alderson, start floating his name out there now and make sure you get something for him before he walks.
Jose Mourinho could miss Luke Shaw's services at the start of next season at Manchester United following his ankle ligament damage, according to the Telegraph . Aguero, 28, - has has scored 18 league goals this season - does not want to ruin his reputation with City fans. He's got everything - he is intelligent in his movement and does brilliantly to create space for himself in the box; he's strong and athletic and is able to hold the ball up and bring others into play; and most ...
The Cubs picked up the contract of right-hander Dylan Floro from Triple-A Iowa to replace Heyward on the roster. Szczur, who had played all three outfield spots for the Cubs, was designated for assignment Saturday to make room for left-hander Rob Zastryzny to be promoted from Iowa to help the depleted pen.
From the way the Spanish midfielder controls the ball to the finish it is certainly one of his best goals for City. "There are four wonderful teams fighting for the last two Champions League places", he told BBC Football . He would have been pleased that his side scored from their first attack, but not that they then passed up a series of first-half opportunities to add to that lead.
Will, who has made forty-one appearances this season for Rotherham, still has two years on his contract at the New York Stadium. This time, Celtic are five games away from invincibility in a 38-match season, an achievement of an altogether different stripe.
I could sense that being World Number 1 and all that stuff was getting pretty hard mentally more so than physically, just the mental demand that have you on you, the expectations, and it's very, very easy to get burnt out in a sense. "And I've got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over". Without further ado, let's get to my picks for this week. There's hardly a common theme among Players Championship winners - they've been superstars and journeymen, big hitters and short ...
A steely-faced Sharapova defended well, before capitalising on a break point of her own with a crunching crosscourt forehand victor in the next game. "She is a cheater, and so to me, I don't think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again", Bouchard said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster TRT World that was posted online.
Prosecutors said they would appeal the ruling to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Based on his suicide note to his fiancee, which was made public last Friday, Hernandez appeared to be aware of the law. Now the families of Lloyd, Daniel de Abreau and Safiro Furtado have all filed wrongful death lawsuits against Hernandez. State police said in an investigative report that Hernandez was found naked on April 19 and hanging from a bed sheet tied around the window bars of his cell.
Moreover, they could become the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy. Atletico is trying to avoid losing to Madrid for the fourth straight season in the Champions League. "We can't go insane", added Saul. "It is a game where we have to give everything for the fans so that they can always be proud of their players", he said , quoted in Marca.
The fight is done. "I never got my share of fear", said Alvarez , disputing claims he had been afraid of the unbeaten Kazakh. "When I was born, fear was gone". Golovkin's famous "Seven Nation Army" walkout song creeped into the arena and Golovkin made his way to the ring as if he were going to fight Alvarez right then and there.
The 30-year-old's face when told the news afterwards, just before being handed the Man of the Match award, was a picture. That's a disappointment, it wasn't just this evening, it's been ongoing for as long as the season has been with us. West Ham are now 12th but have the same number of points (42) as both Southampton (10th) and Bournemouth (11th), though Southampton have played two games less.
You can see the celebrations at the end. That loss kicked off a five-match winless streak for Everton , a spell that saw them threaten to spiral well away from their season goals. Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo failed in his efforts to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku last summer but the pair were spotted together in animated conversation on Sunday.
Hernandez was cleared last month of killing two Cape Verdean nationals, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. Sheff said they have already won a summary judgement in the case and were awarded the proceeds of Hernandez's Hummer and Westwood Estates home.
Where things get more interesting - and public, including 6-man pre-draft workouts a few days each week - is the Suns other pick: at #32 overall and the fact that rosters will expand from 15 to 17 players next year. The Orlando Magic will have a lot of work to do in Chicago this week. Sure, it can be argued that because of how poorly Washington played that he was able to do a little bit of everything, but I trust the National Basketball Association scouts enough to know that when they ...
No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Former Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez continued his brilliant form with his sixth goal in as many games as he pounced on a glaring defensive error from Nico Pareja to drill home at the near post.
Lavar Ball continues to amaze us with the things he says or does. "Did he have his own brand when he came in?" "This is a new era - called the Ball era". Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball chose a more unconventional route deciding on his rookie shoe deal than arguably any other player in National Basketball Association history.
You know what you are going to get with Mourinho and he is very good at killing a game when he needs to. Ozil has a reputation for not performing in big games but I think it is fair to say that just about every Arsenal player turned up against United .
The Celtics made up for inconsistent shooting by playing stifling defense in the fourth, outscoring Chicago 29-16 in the period and flustering the Bulls into turnovers, missed shots and two technical fouls down the stretch. Dwyane Wade (26 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists) almost recorded his first career playoff triple-double (shocking he doesn't have one, I know) to lead the Bulls.
Thornton's grandpa gave him his first race auto when he was 14 years old and his career has been taking off. "To say I'm not going to be here one day is hard". Byron drives for Earnhardt in the Xfinity Series, while Bowman filled in for Earnhardt in 10 races in 2016. His most notable victories came in the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014, while he won two championships in 1998 and 1999 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
They didn't score but Schwartz's goal nearly was like a power-play goal when he scored 25 seconds into the third for a 2-1 lead. - The team giving up the most high danger shots against in Round 2 is leading each series. "We just didn't play our game [Friday] in St. Louis, and credit to them too", Johansen said . The Predators win the game 3-1. They took shots from the point, got them through and were rewarded for it.
His latest two assists came on Monday night in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough. Tottenham's defeat at West Ham provided Chelsea with the chance to stretch their advantage and Conte highlighted his side's battling spirit as they continued to close in on the title in his first season in charge of the club.
The 90million euro summer signing from Napoli has been prolific as Juve pursue a sixth straight Italian title, but goals had seemed harder to come by on the continent - until Wednesday night. The return leg in Turin next Tuesday will hardly be formality given the swashbuckling style of Monaco , but Juve are now firm favourites for the Champions League showpiece final after their statement win at the Stade Louis II .
In these four games, the Jazz were beaten by an average of 15 points. For, how about the Warrior way that we've seen, been seeing, thus far as Golden State fashioned out simply superb victories en route to a seemingly surefire surge to the Finals? The Warriors advanced to a Western Conference finals showdown against either Houston or San Antonio after overcoming a fleeting Utah rally to take the series 4-0 at Salt Lake City's Vivint Smart Home Arena.
It's in Carolina where Beane had direct ties to McDermott, who was hired by the Bills in January after spending the previous six seasons as the Panthers defensive coordinator. Beane brings with him a wealth of experience in having been involved in scouting, draft selections and contract negotiations. Beane will be formally introduced to the media Friday.