All nine postseason trips with Ovechkin and Backstrom have fallen short of the conference final, and after it once appeared an inevitability that a Stanley Cup was in the franchise's future with those two stars, it now seems like a stretch with the organization thin on high draft picks and facing a summer of significant roster turnover.
Selectors avoid any surprises in Champions Trophy squad; recall Shami and keep Karthik, Pant as standby . Ravindra Jadeja , who was as destructive in India's home season as Ashwin, is the second front-line spinner. Rohit Sharma walks back into the team despite having been out of it for five months and playing only competitive cricket in the IPL. India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals.
Boston's right fielder enjoyed his time at Miller Park, as he went 7 for 11 with eight runs batted in and five runs scored. "This road trip, he's certainly impacting the baseball", manager John Farrell said. Boston's Mitch Moreland hit a foul ball that knocked the face mask straight over the head of catcher Pina and sent him on his backside. Boston has brought Robbie Ross Jr.
The Blackhawks and Panik agreed on a two-year extension, the team announced on Thursday. " Richard made tremendous strides this past year and we were pleased with the consistency he showed throughout the season", said Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he is desperate to land his first Champions League title after losing two European Cup finals with the Italian giants. The first leg saw him lay on two goals for Gonzalo Higuain, the first (above) as part of a lovely team move that saw the Bianconeri sweep forward with the kind of devastating counterattack that has been a hallmark of the Ligue 1 side's own play all season.
During the events, he also struggled during the vertical leap, agility drill as well as the three-quarter-court sprint. Durant said the top prospects who declined to attend this week's combine in Chicago, played it right. The 6-foot-4 Jackson is now projected at No. 21 in the 2018 Draft by DraftExpress.com, but ESPN's Fran Fraschilla believes Jackson could go in the first round this year.
There is no timetable for the two-time MVP's return. Ovechkin is a heck of a hockey player, but when it comes to not advancing in the postseason, Ovechkin gets defended for one reason or another. Despite what has been said to the media, the Penguins are upset over the loss of their captain. Game 4 of the series, which the Penguins lead 2-1, is Wednesday.
The Telugu film directed by SS Rajamouli has made every Telugu person across the globe feel very proud. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the recent box-office collections of "Baahubali 2".
Tickets are being sold in the Chelsea end for close to 2,000 pounds with so many Blues supporters confident of a win at the Hawthorns . We have to rest well and prepare for West Brom. Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player. "I have to say thanks to my players because it is not easy to adapt to a new method, philosophy and work very hard if you compare the work of this season to the past".
Courtois joined Chelsea in 2011 and had three year-long loan spells at Atletico Madrid but returned to the London side in 2015 when Chelsea won the title under former manager Jose Mourinho. A tenth assist of the season meant that Fabregas had registered double figures for a sixth Premier League season, nothing anyone else has done before.
You can listen to San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Game 6 live steam as well as all other games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. Just because Patty Mills (offensively) and Jonathon Simmons (defensively) picked up the slack in Game 5 doesn't mean those role players will duplicate their production in Game 6 or 7.
A win here will definitely boost his chances of a Roland Garros title which will be his 10 at Paris and 15 overall. The victory left Djokovic on track to play a semifinal against four-time Madrid champion and home-crowd favorite Rafael Nadal, who struggled in a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 win over a Fabio Fognini of Italy in just under three hours.
Denied! During the closing moments of Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, James Harden went for a game-tying shot - only to have Manu come in and smack the ball away at literally the last second! "They did a really good job of crowding and showing bodies, their bigs at the rim", Harden said of his lack of verve.
Mourinho rested a number of players for the game against the Gunners, admitting the Europa League is more important to him. "My feelings, it is the most important match of our history", Mourinho said. 'You can make lots of excuses but they got away with it tonight. Yet Mourinho may have another good reason for focusing on the Europa League route.
Yes, it is not the European final a club with United's ambitions crave but, post-Ferguson, it still feels like a return to better days and that made this a jubilant night as well as a spiky one. "Having almost 3 000 people travelling all the way from Spain - even after losing the first leg 1-0, those fans didn't give up, even against the most powerful team in the world with 70 000 of their own fans".
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal with Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russian Federation, at right, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 , in Washington.
In the 0-3 loss at Stamford Bridge , Agnew saw some positives, especially on the part of the fans who came all the way, 347 kilometres, to cheer the team on what he described as a hard night at Stamford Bridge . "We're leaving it late but we've still got three games left to get 50 points, there's still a desire in the group to do that and we want to finish strong".
He did, relentlessly, at both ends of the pitch. Juventus made an array of attempts to pile up more pressure on Monaco . " Monaco will come to Turin with nothing to lose", said Allegri. In total, Juve have only conceded twice in 11 Champions League matches in 2016-17. "Buffon made some incredible saves", said Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim .
With Matt Cain set to face Tommy Milone in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs. "There's been a lot of action around here", Mets manager Terry Collins said. Jose Reyes (single) and Rene Rivera (double) added RBI hits later in the first for the Mets. Conforto homered in the seventh off Samardzija, who eventually settled in.
Toronto won nine more games than the Bucks. Coach Dwane Casey said the Raptors will have to expect a fierce reception in Milwaukee as the Bucks fight to continue playing. Toronto was lucky; the Greek Freak took 8 foul shots, but could convert only 3. We lost two more teams on Thursday night to the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Everton may have already qualified for the Europa League but that did not stop them giving Swansea several scares before the hosts held on to a precious win at the Liberty Stadium . But it was Everton who created the first opening inside 45 seconds as Romelu Lukaku headed straight at Lukasz Fabianski. Alfie Mawson (Swansea): He was superb in the face of a late Everton onslaught, making one particularly eye-catching block a minute from time, and in truth never looked troubled.
They did it despite perfectly strong defense from the Warriors, an accomplishment in itself. Overshadowed by Golden State's dominance this postseason has been less-than-stellar production from Thompson. "I made a few shots there". He also deserves a lot of credit for not turning the ball over once all night. Their status has never changed since the day Kevin Durant announced his intention to join an already-dominant group: favorites, possibly big ones, and possibly one of the most loaded ...
They sit just three points behind Manchester City in fourth place, andWenger was pleased his side backed up their performance in beating United on Sunday. Liverpool have two games left, West Ham away for Liverpool is tough but if they win there then I expect them to limp over the line. Sanchez struck the opener on the hour mark at St Mary's before Giroud came off the bench to make sure of the points with a close-range header.
Pedro's goal was special". I thought he controlled him, he was aggressive and we stopped one of the strengths of Chelsea today. A physical team also. "For this reason we must celebrate in the right way with the players, the staff, and the fans".
Klitschko claims he has the option of a rematch, while Tyson Fury immediately called out Joshua on Twitter following Saturday's fight. He got up, took time to recover his senses and find a second wind before twice knocking down Klitschko in the 11th round before the referee came to the stricken Ukrainian's rescue.
The Spurs now lead the Rockets 3-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series and can punch their ticket to the Western Conference final with a win in Houston on Friday morning. Otherwise, the Spurs need to refocus on defense. It seemed when the Spurs were missing all their shots so too were the Rockets. Houston play a historically fast paced offense, play with energy, used limited substitutions, and played a long game.
Midfielder N'Golo Kante was absent with a thigh injury but is available again. Suddenly, Chelsea had introduced a new number 10 in an unexpected and undefended position - if a forward or midfielder does not drop back to assist in defence, Chelsea have an overload, with an creative player on the ball.
Bulgarian Pulev has to get a shot at the IBF title but Joshua is set to retain the belt even if a rematch with Klitschko gets signed. "I am looking at options now for the rematch while we wait on Klitschko because you have to have an idea on dates and possibilities".
Youth coach Stefano Vecchi will take charge of the remaining games of the campaign. "The club will begin planning now for the next season". "FC Internazionale announce that coach Stefano Pioli has been removed from his position along with his technical staff", a club statement said.
On a lesser scale, the San Jose Sharks finally re-wrote history previous year by reaching the final - something few thought would ever be possible with a lineup that included Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. He clings to those moments - Dale Hunter's Game 7 breakaway against Ron Hextall in 1988, or Joel Ward's victor against Boston in 2012. So much can change so swiftly at this time of year.
The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam victor is yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonias Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal win in one hour, 23 minutes. The 30-year-old will learn on May 16 whether or not Roland Garros organizers will grant her a wild card. Roger Federer claimed a remarkable Australian Open title earlier this year after six months out due to injury and Sharapova added: "What he's done is incredible and obviously you want to follow in his ...
With the Spurs up 110-107 and just five seconds left in overtime, Manu was tasked with defending James Harden , a guy some people think was the NBA's most valuable player during the regular season. "Execution and rebounding are probably the two primary things we let slip away in this game". If they go there with the mindset of coming back to San Antonio then it should be a seven game series.
But, a moment of brilliance from Karim Benzema unlocked Atletico's defense and allowed Isco to notch a crucial away goal just before the break which killed off all hopes for the home fans and sealed the 4-2 aggregate win for Real. "After the last game I told the players it was very tough, that we're facing the best team in the world that scores in every game but we can do it".
Jackson was originally arrested on Monday, May 1 while facing charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment of another student on the university's campus. Investigators say Jackson was there when the woman was in the bathroom. Before he was kicked off the team, the junior had been removed from all team activities following his arrest last week, after another accuser said that on May 1 he allegedly "pushed her on the bed, straddled her, rocked himself back and forth until he ejaculated ...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to don the big gloves and also is the sixth batsman in the side. Having performed well in the last several innings, he has won hearts of everyone and his expectations of Indian fans have increased a lot. Skipper Virat Kohli comes in at No 3 slot. "It is not because of Ashwin's form that we considered Kuldeep". Prasad also mentioned the list of standby players.
He did not comment after the game. Gausman looked puzzled, at first, and then hollered. The series between the Red Sox and Orioles had plenty of tension between the two teams, and Manfred tried to cool a feud that extended back to April 21 when Baltimore star Manny Machado was injured by a slide by Boston's Dustin Pedroia .
Arsenal saw out victory with little trouble to complete a first league win at Southampton since their famous "Invincibles" season of 2003-04. Keown also criticised the inconsistent displays of Alexis Sanchez, claiming the 28-year-old has hit a run of form too late in the season and claimed he could be playing for a move.
James Harden led the team with a triple-double of 33 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists but he committed nine turnovers. The San Antonio Spurs are a victory away from eliminating the Houston Rockets and advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the National Basketball Association title in 2014.
He also made surprise early exits at Indian Wells and Monaco since coming back from an elbow injury. German Alexander Zverev also reached the last eight by beating Czech Tomas Berdych and will play Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, while Coric will play Dominic Thiem, who lost the Barcelona Open final to Nadal last month.
The football players, Sophomore OL Darta Lee, Sophomore WR Zarrian Holcombe and Freshman DT Howard Watkins wore masks to hide their appearance but the victim recognized one of them when they spoke. Statement from IL coach Lovie Smith on the three players arrested today: Darta Lee and Zarrian Holcombe were already suspended from team activities for violations of team rules, and will remain suspended.
Last year, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) announced it would stop making golf equipment, which had been a struggling segment of the business, leaving its star endorsers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to look elsewhere for golf equipment. Adidas got into golf in 1997, when it paid $1.3 billion to buy French ski company Salomon - the owner of TaylorMade at the time. In the first quarter, Adidas reported TaylorMade sales of $319 million, up 4 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
Information from the deal has appeared in a book published this week entitled Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football , and it breaks down the sums Pogba's agent collected. United insist everything will be found to be in order because Federation Internationale de Football Association has had all the relevant documents since August.
Conte's side need only three more points to become champions for the sixth time in the club's history as they approach the game against the Baggies. 'Then I saw my team improving game by game and increasing confidence, increasing confidence in the work. Over the years we've had good games against them and we've had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we'll be turning up confident and trying to win the game.
Despite having to win at least one game at the Garden over the next three games to advance, Wizards point guard John Wall said their confidence is higher than it was at the start of the series. Bradley, who typically has shied away from any verbal back and forth, has had moments during his postseason in which he let his feelings be known.
He was conditionally reinstated before training camp previous year and handed a four-game suspension as part of the deal, but he never wound up playing. The Browns, meanwhile, have done everything in their power to keep themselves at arm's length with Gordon, carefully balancing not wanting the distraction with knowing full well that they could use his talent in the event the effort was made to rejoin the league.
A draw at home against Hull will ensure safety for Palace but a loss will leave their fate hanging till the last day of the season, when they travel to fifth-placed Manchester United. "There is Hull we need to compete against, and the size of the game". "Whoever deals with the pressure better is a big a factor. If the players get positive thinking right from the start of the week, it will help them with a nervy state of affairs".
Rest is what Ashwin required as the last game that India played, he was there. Shami, selected for the Champions Trophy, will find himself playing in an ODI two years after he had last played an ODI - in the 2015 World Cup. The fans have a lot of expectations from him and we are sure that Rohit Sharma will definitely score big in the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 . And Shami said he has worked hard to get back into captain Virat Kohli's squad .
Kristina Mladenovic will be the next woman to try and bring an end to Maria Sharapova's comeback after the pair set up a semi-final meeting at the Stuttgart Open on Friday. In the first match after the return of Sharapova in two sets (7:5, 6:3) defeated ex-seventh-ranked Roberta Vinci. The turning point arrived when Sharapova broke with a fierce cross-court backhand, forcing Kontaveit to net her return attempt.
Nico Rosberg, the victor of the first four races in 2016, won the title with Mercedes last season, while Hamilton won the previous two championships. Hamilton won in China and Bottas in Russian Federation, his first victory in Formula One.
He added: "We had opportunities, they had one or two as well, so it was an open game but then in the second half we managed to come out and just keep playing our game, waiting and being patient until the opportunity came". Every time it was interesting, I think, the play. In a season that has seen protests against Wenger and some fans calling for the Frenchman to leave, the possibility that they could finish with FA Cup success and a place in the top four is a very real one.