Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 42nd career hat-trick in style as Real Madrid took a commanding first-leg lead over Atletico Madrid . "Cristiano always exceeds expectations", Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio said. He further added, "We have a good advantage but the tie isn't over yet". "Atletico are a very fine, strong side and it's not by chance that they're in the semi-finals".
Game 5 is Wednesday night in Boston. The series victor will face Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals. WASHINGTON -? Wizards forward Kelly Oubre says "reoccurring events" of being hit in the head caused the outburst that got him ejected from Thursday's Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics .
This series could be a breakout party for Ducks forward Rickard Rakell, who remains vastly underrated. "I thought we did that up until we gave up a goal in overtime. But he is set to play for the first time in a top-level senior global event with his twin brother Joel Lundqvist, who is Sweden's captain and plays forward.
With Chelsea scoreless at West Bromwich Albion on Friday and looking like squandering the first of three opportunities to regain the trophy, Conte took the bold decision to remove star winger Eden Hazard and introduce substitute Michy Batshuayi, a player with just one goal to his name all season.
Last season, Chelsea mounted a dismal defence of the Premier League title and Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2015, before the club eventually limped to a 10th-place finish under interim boss Guus Hiddink. Conte is also not concerned about where his team wins the title and would be more than happy to secure the silverware away from Stamford Bridge. Middlesbrough needed something from the game to keep their faint hopes of surviving this season flickering but an inept performance meant ...
The victory gives City a big chance of securing a top-four Champions League particular with rivals Arsenal or Manchester United set to drop points on Sunday when they meet at Emirates Stadium. They tried but I think personal errors were the key factor, not the fact that they weren't trying to do the game plan. Their 5-0 win at home to Crystal Palace dislodged Liverpool and leaves them still in with a very slim chance to finish in second ahead of Tottenham.
But they are definitely big misses for us and Adam also missed the last four of five games. Eden Hazard one game? Having not played for three months, it would be unwise to through him straight back in with Champions League football on the line.
Leicester piled pressure on under-fire Watford manager Walter Mazzarri with a 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium , the goals coming from Wilfred Ndidi , Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton. "Of course, if we have already qualified for the Champions League, we are going to prepare and arrive at the first game in the Premier League ready".
Think you can do better than Lawro? So, say they draw 1-1 to Stoke , hammer Sunderland 3-0 and beat Everton 2-1, they would finish on 73 points, 74 goals and a goal difference of 30. If anyone thought that Tony Pulis leaving Stoke would lessen the managerial strife between the two sides, in comes Mark Hughes. Of course the two dislike each other and often make that clear in interviews.
Son was the first player from Asia to collect the league's monthly accolade when he won the September vote of experts, captains and fans. Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed to see Spurs' title hopes take a massive hit, but he wants his side to finish strong.
Anaheim reclaimed the lead just 48 seconds later when Wagner stuck a bad-angle shot through Talbot's legs to make it 4-3. That will be an important key to this series for the Ducks . NOTES: The teams will get an extra day of rest after Sunday's Game 3, with Game 4 scheduled in Edmonton for Wednesday at 8 p.m. local time. And yes, McDavid and the Oilers are well aware of Anaheim's designs.
Asked how ready the 27-year-old was to be picked from the start, Klopp said: "Ready". If the Hammers fail to score they will end the season with just 19 home league goals - their joint-lowest total in a top-flight season (also set in 1988-89).
It was Hamilton's third pole of the season, the 64th of his career (to leave him just one behind Ayrton Senna) and the 250th F1 pole by a British driver. Ferrari and Mercedes may be the front-runners again, but Red Bull expect to be close in pursuit with a heavily-updated vehicle while local hero Fernando Alonso has more modest hopes.
Our team has been hindered by injuries in each of our recent campaigns, which has to be somewhat blamed on our busy schedule, and maybe we should not be so downbeat about the prospect of playing outside the Champions League next term. We have also another target to try to reach. "When I chose to come back here I dreamed to win the Premier League". I think we've deserved it, we've worked hard.
After all, here he was, preparing to be the draft's No. 1 pick. "Most people wouldn't say that, but he's one of the greatest if not the greatest pass rusher. "I'm not anxious about what people expect from me or what they think I am going to do". If Garrett can be different, the long-lost Browns might finally end their trance-like walk through endless night.
Ricketts on Friday applauded news that China would allow American beef into the country for the first time since 2003. American firms such as Visa and MasterCard will be allowed to offer card payment services in China . By mid-July, U.S. beef producers will have broader access to Chinese markets, while America will move forward on allowing the import of cooked poultry from China , according to a joint statement announcing the deal.
Prolific opener Azhar Ali was already in sight of triple figures unbeaten on 81 and was partnered by captain Misbah-ul-Haq on seven. West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick was livid after play on day two of the second Test against Pakistan after his bowlers bowled nine no-balls in 69 overs including two that would have claimed wickets.
He showed a full arsenal of tricks supported by fantastic boxing fundamentals and great takedown defense. "I want to have my own kids, I want to raise them and just be a happy grandma". Demian Maia to win by decision. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar makes a stiff test for young and exciting Mexican Yair Rodriguez .
Driven on by the deafening Calderon, Atletico started well, creating more danger in the opening minutes than it managed in the entire first leg before Saul nodded home Koke's corner in the 12th minute. "We know that they're tough opposition, but we have things to play for and we have to fight for them". This season, Real Madrid won against Sevilla the UEFA Super Cup and they also knocked out them in the Copa del Rey.
Sunderland's relegation to the Championship was confirmed after Josh King's late victor for Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light. Merson said on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday programme, after Sunderland lost to Bournemouth: "I do [think Moyes will stay]".
But Arsene Wenger already has a wealth of strike options at his disposal, namely Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott. Morata also recently revealed that he feels he will play under Blues" boss Conte "someday'. It is believed the Los Blancos striker will cost around £50 million and ESPN report that the Gunners are offering regular game time. Wenger try to sign Morata back in 2014, but the Spaniard chose to move to Juventus for around £17million.
Harvey's bender was the result of Lima's post-Met Gala outing with former flame and Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, sources previously said . Harvey's suspension has since ended, and he is on schedule to make his next start on Friday in Milwaukee against Eric Thames and the Brewers.
While Lattimore is considered the top cornerback in this year's draft, LSU's Jamal Adams has consistently been ranked the top safety in this year's class, although Ohio State's Malik Hooker has drawn plenty of praise as well. Things were going very well for Lattimore at the combine, until they weren't. "I did everything I did (to strengthen and treat) when I had time too".
It's just as tight down the bottom, with Middlesbrough's relegation on Monday leaving Hull and Swansea scrambling to avoid the drop. Dyer, Routledge and Rangel, three of their longest-serving players, were in the tunnel before the Everton match kicked off despite none of them being fit, which says much about their affinity with the club and how important survival is to them.
United rested the likes of Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Paul Pogba for the 2-0 defeat which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League via a fourth-placed finish. "I don't believe Celta dreams more than us, wants (to win) more than us", Mourinho added. The victor of the Europa League earns a place in next season's Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that has only played in Europe's top competition for one of ...
Stoke host Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday May 13, with kick-off at 5:30pm. We know we have to play to win the games , so let's keep the focus on the way we want to play and on our team spirit. Stoke however is not a happy hunting ground for Arsenal with the last Premier League win at the Potters home stadium coming in 2010. " I don't think it gets as personal as that".
He also arrived here on a wave of form after his injury-marred 2016. Novak Djokovic of Serbia gestures after defeating Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid , Spain, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Stoke raced in to a 2-0 half time lead through goals from Kenwyne Jones and Jermaine Pennant , and Jon Walters added a third after Robin Van Persie had pulled one back for the away side. Game on! Arsenal will be traveling to Britannia Stadium for an exciting Premier League duel with the Stoke City squad. Arsenal have won four of their last five league matches.
Shortly after Harvey was suspended by the Mets and scratched from his start, Stanton hit a pair of monstrous home runs off fill-in Adam Wilk to lead the Marlins to a 7-0 victory Sunday. NY tabbed left-hander Adam Wilk to make the emergency start in Harvey's place. "Absolutely, you always want to get down to that (point) - we were really close in Seattle a couple weeks ago", said Ellis, who was behind the plate for the near no-hitter against the Mariners.
Barry Trotz pulled last season's Vezina Trophy victor Braden Holtby after he gave up three goals on 14 shots in the first two periods. He wasn't necessarily trying to one-up Penguins captain Sidney Crosby , who had given the Penguins the lead with two earlier goals.
Toronto's Serge Ibaka , who played with Okalahoma City when the Thunder lost to James' Miami Heat in the 2012 Finals, said he's never seen LeBron better than right now. Lowry averaged 22.4 points and 7.0 assists per game in the regular season while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. With a young core led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks might have the best chance to stop James and the Cavs from winning the conference at some point in the next few years.
He shuffled Alex Ovechkin off the first line and threw out young Andre Burakovsky to skate beside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie - the Penguins had no answer for the line Monday night, Burakovsky getting a pair of goals, Backstrom getting a goal and an assist and Oshie getting a power-play goal to open the scoring.
Should West Brom avoid defeat, it is likely only to delay Chelsea's celebrations as mid-table Watford and relegated Sunderland next visit Stamford Bridge. The most important thing is to write the history of the club. Agnew was placed in charge but in his nine games to date, Boro has earned only six points.
Outside of Wall, Beal, and forward Markieff Morris , no Wizard scored more than 6 points in the game. Despite the Boston Celtics' all-black pregame attire, Wall's 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to play delivered Friday's last rites as the Wizards forced a Game 7 .
They were so much better than Boston in winning Games 3 and 4, and nearly prevailing in Games 1 and 2. Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and handed out nine assists. Added Thomas: "We were definitely the hardest-playing team tonight, and it showed". In the beginning of the series , Washington lost their grip as Boston handed them a loss in the first two games.
The probable pitching match-ups are Mike Fiers of the Astros against Luis Severino in the day game and Charlie Morton of Houston against Mashario Tanaka in the night game. Yankees take field; Jeter throws first pitch ~7:38 p.m. The first will start at 2:05 p.m. and the second will begin after the Derek Jeter ceremonies but will begin no earlier than 7:35 p.m.
Even though Nadal leads the head-to-head confrontations against Djokovic 14-7 in matches on clay, in their last meeting on the same surface, which was in Rome a year ago, Djokovic beat Nadal in two straight sets. The third-seeded Halep, who also lost the 2014 final to Maria Sharapova, will play to keep her title against eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation or Kristina Mladenovic of France.
The latter in particular proved to be a problem for the Reds, with Balotelli's attitude, lack of effort and one league goal resulting in him leaving Liverpool after just one season. "Every other game he was eight out of 10, nine out of 10". "I respect you can only nominate a certain number, but this is a guy whose level has been unbelievable throughout the season".
The Briton proved again that he has bounced back from the puzzling loss of form that left him struggling to fourth in last month's Russian Grand Prix. "Yesterday, I wasn't feeling the rhythm". Sometimes somebody else was steering my ship! Mercedes have been the dominant team in Formula 1 for the past three seasons and lead the constructors' standings after four of this year's 20 races.
For Shane Lowry it was a particularly disappointing day as he fired a 76 to finish six over and miss the cut - his first since the Masters - largely thanks to two double bogeys in his round. Hughes tied for the lead Thursday in scrambling, converting all five of his up-and-down opportunities. And I took three weeks off and then I went back at it begin on Friday and instead of maybe gradually building it up again.
The heavyweight improved to 19-0 after an impressive win over reigning WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in London. He also was knocked down in the 6th. "Look at Wladimir now, he had these belts but now they're with the next person, and he wants them back". "As I said, I'm not ideal, but I'm trying". "Tyson Fury, where you're at, baby?" "As I said from the get-go, it will be a boxing classic and may the best man win", the 27-year-old said.
As the players exhausted the game opened up and only a late challenge from Thomas denied Benzema, while Ramos denied Griezmann nearly on the goal-line. Zidane has big decisions to make over whether to heavily rotate his side as he has done to great effect in recent weeks or stick with the majority of the side that lost 2-1 at Atletico in midweek, but still progressed to next month's final 4-2 on aggregate.
The victory lifts Bournemouth - who face Leicester City on the final day - up to 10th place, and represents their first win over the Clarets in any competition since 1998. Burnley striker Andre Gray replaced Barnes at half-time and Robbie Brady joined the fray shortly after in place of George Boyd. Burnley ended 2012/13 under Dyche with a three game unbeaten run, winning two of them, then ended the following promotion campaign with a four game unbeaten run, of which three were wins.
Manchester City grabbed all three points in their penultimate home game after a frantic, dramatic encounter saw them defeat Leicester City 2-1. Guardiola said he had enjoyed his first season in English football, despite failing to add to the 21 trophies he won in seven years while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
After hitting the game-winning shot, Wall was clearly still upset about the Celtics' pre-game attire. The best-of-seven series is now tied, 3-3. However, despite the Celtics' poor shooting, the Washington Wizards were unable to take a commanding advantage and only built a five-point separation with a 22-17 lead.
This offensive drought was atypical of Harden, who posted 43 points in Game 3 of the series. Houston Rockets series began, you had told me that the Spurs would be without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard heading into a road Game 6, and that the competitive portion of the game would be over by halftime, I wouldn't have been surprised.
Unnamed team sources told the New York Daily News that this suspension dated back to issues that had begun a year ago, and former Met Paul Lo Duca called Harvey's actions "indefensible". Once a dominant force in the Mets rotation, Harvey has failed to rebound from 2016 shoulder surgery early this season. Giancarlo Stanton was surprised to see someone besides Matt Harvey on the mound for the New York Mets.
He hadn't contended since then, but has a chance this season in this new and unpredictable F1. "It's great to have your pet with you", Hamilton said, before adding that Roscoe had quickly fallen asleep. It is rare for Hamilton to endure such an off-colour weekend, and rarer still for him to encounter two on the bounce. "I think we could've had pole today so not the ideal end but considering where we were this morning and then the change and you've talked about Q1 we had a small issue there ...
Honda are said to be seeking help from Mercedes to solve their engine troubles, and it was the sport's reigning champions back on top of the charts on Friday. Asked who he would like as a team-mate and whether he would welcome the return of his predecessor, Fernando Alonso, now with struggling McLaren, Vettel grinned: "In the end of the day, I'm signing my contract".
The Penguins captain has 14 goals and 19 assists in 20 playoff games against Ottawa. The series will now be settled in a decisive Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday. "You don't get many teams that win the Presidents' Cup as many times as we have here and be part of an organization that does whatever it takes to win", defenseman Karl Alzner said.