Although Tony Adams' side regrouped for the second half, the damage was already done as Real kept themselves level on points with Barcelona , yet crucially still holding a match in hand as the LaLiga title race looks set to go to the wire.
And don't forget Real are still gloating from a penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico in last season's final as well as a 4-1 win in Lisbon three years ago. However, once again the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo weren't missed as Real have won all four of those games, scoring 17 goals in the process. Ramos highlighted in a pre-match presser that he was bewildered by Atletico's campaign, which hints, according to the defender, that the only players capable of sacrifice and exerting effort are ...
Parker, who was carried off the floor by teammates after being injured in Wednesday's Game 2 victory against the Houston Rockets , has a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, the team announced. The Spurs seem to have a good plan to limit this offense to a season-low 92 points, so basically the Rockets will need to make tons of threes to win this series.
SPURS 103, ROCKETS 92HOUSTON - Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points apiece to help the San Antonio Spurs, now without Tony Parker, beat the Houston Rockets 103-92 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Sale threw a 98 miles per hour fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park, leading plate umpire D.J. But regardless of which direction the most heated active rivalry in the American League East goes from here, this much is clear: Machado will be the lightning rod, no pun intended, for all the nonsense, just as A-Rod was at the peak of the Red Sox-Yankees grudge matches a decade ago.
Tarasenko said he felt his team was too excited to go on the power play and thus overthinking their approach. "We obviously have to be way better". I mean, he's been excellent for us. When the Oilers landed the top overall pick in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 drafts, there was a hope among the organization and fans that they might finally be on their way back to the playoffs.
It means two potential routes remain open to qualify for next season's Champions League. "The group was a nice group". I think they miss happiness, they miss trust, they miss belief. "They (City) had more ball and more chances but I must defend the spirit of my players and say they were unbelievable", he said of a team who showed no desire to attack beyond the interval.
It was only his seventh Premier League goal since arriving from Germany three years ago, but Emre Can's sensational overhead kick was enough for Liverpool to beat Watford on Monday night. The England midfielder hadn't featured for the Reds since March, following a thigh injury suffered while with the Three Lions, and Klopp would have been glad to get another one of his stars back to full fitness.
After the Mets' 11-3 victory, team brass convened, and the following morning Harvey was informed by general manager Sandy Alderson he had been suspended without pay for three games, beginning Saturday. "There are some good pranksters on this team", he said . David Phelps , Nick Wittgren and A.J. Ramos combined for four strikeouts in three scoreless innings to keep the Marlins' second one-hitter of the season intact, salvaging the series after Miami lost the first two.
The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, had died in a auto accident outside of his native Tacoma, Washington . Jae Crowder anticipates the Wizards have saved their Sunday punch for tomorrow night's Game 3 in Washington . Thomas' driving layup gave the Celtics their biggest lead at 122-117 with 1:42 on the clock.
India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals. He last played an ODI in the 2015 World Cup semifinal against Australia, and knee problems again surfaced during the England series and sidelined him.
Berizzo retains belief in his team to get the job done in the second leg, having scored at least once in every away Europa League game this season. Until the goal United's finishing had been poor with Celta keeper Sergio Alvarez thwarting them several times.
Rest is all that was required for Ashwin. Raina is the second highest run-getter in IPL 10 with 434 runs in 12 matches and has also completed 4500 runs in IPL. "After the injury, I have worked on my strength and my fitness", Shami said. I have lost weight. "We will target to carry forward the winning momentum into the ICC Champions Trophy so that we can become the second side after Australia to win back to back titles", said Yuvraj.
The top four only qualify for Europe's premier club competition. "I have never scored a goal like that, maybe when I was younger". "I didn't think too much, to be honest", he added. In a game where no player from each side had an outstanding game, Can's piece of magic in a subdued encounter earned the Germany worldwide man-of-the-match honours.
The numbers don't lie, though, we have created so many chances but haven't scored enough. Going ahead in the first minutes of the game helped us a lot but we still needed a second and Vincent scored an fantastic goal. All five goals could have been avoided if we had defended properly. "That's why we are in the situation we are in". Pep Guardiola has rejected Jose Mourinho's claims that he will sacrifice a Premier League top four finish for a chance of winning the Europa League.
The worldwide pairing of Blixt (Sweden) and Smith (Australia), who held the four-shot lead after 54 holes, were unable to hold off the charging Americans despite shooting an 8-under 64 Sunday. The left hand fist pumps said it all for Smith, now secure on the rich PGA tour for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with a bunch of prestige tournament starts.
Leigh Griffiths doubled Celtic's lead before half-time and three goals from Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig completed the rout. Kenny Miller has signed a new one-year deal with Rangers , the Ibrox club have confirmed on their official website.
The Ducks kept pouring it on to the Edmonton skaters throughout the rest of the game. "Sometimes it's just a team that you like playing against". When it comes to the Anaheim/Edmonton series, there are certainly some that don't see fixing going on - the referees are just humans that make errors.
The German auto manufacturer Porsche has renewed its ties with Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova after cutting them a year ago as a result of her disqualification, the vehicle producer's press service informed TASS . "I lost. She had a wildcard". I'm not getting a wild card to receive a trophy or a golden platter. Sharapova said at the time that she had been taking meldonium for many years, but overlooked an announcement by the World Anti-Doping Agency that it added the drug to its banned ...
How Did Stoll and McIlroy Meet? The UK tax exile spoke of the impending joy of finally being able to settle down in one country. I've been working with a standard M2 3-wood that has a look and feel that suits me. "But I came to the conclusion that this was the best way forward for me to try and improve, try and win more, try to get back to world No. 1, try to win more majors, so I'm really excited about that", McIlroy said.
For Celta, in their words, it's the most important match of their history and my feeling is it's also the most important match of our history. "If we don't qualify for Champions League, it's because we're not good enough to play in it", Mourinho said during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
Atletico , trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez's header and Antoine Griezmann's cheeky penalty. "It seems like we have grown up in Beverly Hills", he said yesterday. "We are going to try to score and win, [the aggregate scoreline] will not affect anything that we want to do", Zidane told reporters.
The second came in the closing stages as substitute Giroud made certain of the points, heading home Ramsey's nod across the box after more good work from Sanchez. "But I do not know about the FA Cup final". The Gunners were having to do more defending than attacking and Claude Puel's men came close to finding the lead through a well-struck Redmond shot stung the gloves of Cech and resulted in a Southampton corner.
In my dreams, the way I see things going in the fight, I can see myself beating him before the end of the second round. Edgar has been the model of consistency during his more than a decade-long UFC career, having lost to just three fighters total along the way.
They play great at home. But they had it tough, too, and they're missing Nene , too. Reserve guard Jonathon Simmons tallied a team-high 17 points for the Spurs in Game 4 while forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 apiece and reserve guard Patty Mills added 10 points for San Antonio , which never led in the game.
Fortunately, they can't afford him. But head coach Gregg Popovich has shown since Parker's injury he prefers Patty in a bench role. What Lowry ultimately decides to do will remain to be seen this summer. Even when Dunn is on the floor for the Wolves, opposing defenses can sag off of the team's guards or go under screens, playing the numbers game with the position's poor performance beyond the arc.
It was an extraordinary game and there was great quality on show from so many players in our team. "We can't go insane", added Saul. "The campaigns, the tweets and all the things that ( Atletico ) want to generate are respectable, but it doesn't change anything for us.
Kompany scored at the Etihad Stadium for the first time since August 2015 when he slammed Kevin De Bruyne's low cutback into the top corner to spark a second-half rout of Sam Allardyce's side. That's why we are in the situation we are in". Their 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Saturday, plus Swansea City's win against Everton later that day, has increased the pressure on his team to beat Hull City on Sunday to maintain their Premier League status.
Parker is the longest-tenured player on the team, a leader on the floor, and adored by the San Antonio fanbase. The Spurs announced on Thursday that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. They didn't just beat the San Antonio Spurs , they absolutely ran them out of the gym. If Spurs fans watched worldwide basketball, they would know that Patty Mills leads his team with heart and determination.
It was white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan (76 off 79) and Test captain Joe Root (73 off 73), who provided the key partnership in England's innings. Root has put together a wonderfully consistent run of ODI scores this year and took his sequence to five 50s in his last seven innings - among which one of his "failures" was an unbeaten 49 against these same opponents two days ago.
When the bullpen desperately needed a break, they got one from Dylan Floro in the day game blowout loss, and then another from Lackey's seven innings of quality work tonight. I know this was the only 31st game of the year with plenty of baseball to still be had but dammit it's hard to watch them get crushed by the Rockies .
Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea, the current half-marathon world-record holder, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, a two-time victor of the Boston Marathon, were also trying to make their stamp on history. Because of the science/witchcraft that went into Breaking2, including the non-standard practice of using rotating "pacers" to cut down on wind resistance, Kipchoge's time will not be officially recorded.
When we lost these players in a period of 17 matches in seven weeks, it was the impossible job. "It's not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense and a effect of our situation". "I really don't believe so in this aspect I don't think there will be a difference between both teams". For all of United manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match bluster about fielding a weakened team, his only concession to youth in eight changes from his midweek Europa League team was ...
The Brewers scored 11 runs in Tuesday's victory and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Devers is the first Sea Dog position player to win Player of the Week honors since July 25-31, 2016 when the award went to Andrew Benintendi who now plays for the parent club in Boston.
Historically, the Oilers are 19-0 when leading a playoff series 2-0. Chris Wagner restored Anaheim's lead midway through the second period after the Oilers tied the game 3-3. The Ducks with their goal total matched a single-game franchise record set in 2015. Ryan Ellis scored for the second game in a row to break the ice, extending his point streak to six games.
While some players contend she should work her way up without the help of wild cards from tournaments, others believe that she has served her punishment for doping and she was entitled to play, ESPN reported. "It's so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true" said the Wimbledon finalist. "On one hand, I totally understand the tournaments want her in the draw, because she is very famous and they want more attention, which is part of the business.
The Senators' lone goal came from Kyle Turris at 13:34 in the third period. Turris, who was roughed up by Rangers tough-guy Tanner Glass late in the third period of New York's 4-1 win on Thursday, also led the Senators with nine hits in Game 5.
With the Ivory Coast global winger in excellent form this season and continuing to improve, rumours linking the attacker with a switch to White Hart Lane at the end of the campaign are still circulating. Substitutes: Heung-Min Son (for Dembele, 46) 6, Moussa Sissoko (for Wanyama, 46) 6, Kieran Trippier (for Alli, 90) 5. Huth's unwitting intervention allowed Arsenal to prolong the momentum from their dogged 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
The game of hockey giveth, and it taketh away. But the Ducks knew they were the better team in Game 2 and had nothing to show for it, except the confidence that comes with having won several playoff games together. Unfortunately for them, their team got scored on twenty-five seconds into the game. Patrick Maroon then added an insurance goal in the second period.
But Chelsea were rewarded for their intensity and they made it 3-0 in the 65th minute when Fabregas crossed for Matic, who then blasted the ball in from 20 yards out. It's great. Now we need to do another step. The side found its groove thanks to an early-season systemic change from Conte. "The target is very close and we must have enthusiasm, will, desire to take this target".
Every match is different. Real Madrid now face Juventus in the final at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on June 3. If they do get caught out like that here, though, this match has the potential to get very , very interesting in a hurry, because as big a lead as 3-0 looks like, it has the potential to disappear in a hurry.
There was an incredible moment when Luka Pibernik (Bahrain-Merida) thought he had won the stage and raised his hands in celebration as he crossed the line, forgetting there was another 6.2km lap to go. "I didn't really believe Fernando Gaviria when he said I'd take the " maglia rosa " from him today", said Jungels, who took the race lead on stage 10 previous year only to lose it on stage 13 when he was dropped on the final ascent.
Sweeping irresistibly forward, Fernando Torres was fouled by Raphael Varane in the box and Griezmann calmly slotted the resulting penalty past Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Atleti now needed five goals to go through and nearly got one on 66 minutes, but Keylor Navas performed a stunning double save on Yannick Carrasco and then Kevin Gameiro follow-up header.
Rahul, who averaged 44 in last year's IPL, was ruled out of the ongoing IPL season as well as from the Champions Trophy after sustaining the shoulder injury during the four-match Test series against Australia in March. Over the next 11 balls, Narine scored an incredible 45 runs, to not only bring up the fastest fifty of IPL 2017, but also go joint top with teammate Yusuf Pathan in the all-time list for the IPL.
Manchester United are one step away from the finals of the Europa League, but do they deserve to win it? Speaking in a press-conference Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal , Mourinho said Gunners were always crying after playing his teams as as he was yet to taste defeat until Sunday evening.
Maria Sharapova met the press following a 7-5, 6-1 win over compatriot Ekaterina Makarova. "I think I was fighting pretty well". "I don't think that's right". However, there appeared to be no end to the criticism Sharapova has encountered on her comeback. Makarova wasted her only break opportunity at 5-5 and Sharapova never looked back.
His stifling interior defensive presence, along with the frenetic energy of the home crowd, spurred the Raptors on to two straight victories to even that series at two games apiece. He then tried to play Friday night, but didn't feel confident during warmups. They fell behind 33-15 at the end of the first quarter and managed to cut the deficit to six in the fourth quarter before running out of gas.
The defensive ace tweaked his left ankle at the 5:37 mark of the third quarter, when he crashed down onto the foot of James Harden while turning to run up the court. But the Rockets and Spurs at least seem like they'll provide stiffer competition than the Warriors' last two opponents. Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson pointed out the striking age different between Harden and Ginobili after the Spurs star made the game-winning block by saying on Twitter: "Ginobili is legit 52 years old.
The Warriors rallied to beat the Jazz 102-91 on Saturday, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven West semifinal series. "Never lose your aggressiveness", Curry said. On Saturday night, he missed all three of his treys. Durant was unstoppable down the stretch, and he finished with 38 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 15-for-26.
Game 2 of the Wizards-Celtics series gave us one of the best games of the playoffs so far. Now the Celtics are rolling and looking to take a 2-0 series lead here over the Wizards in the second round. "Marcus starting (the third) didn't make any change for us", Wizards point guard John Wall said. There were a variety of plays that swung the momentum in this quarter, and having only a five point lead going into the fourth was very deflating.