Author: 0 Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

Real Madrid qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final for the 3rd time in 4 seasons as they get past Atletico Madrid 4-2 on aggregate. It is at home for them in their last game there, so they will be up for it and we have to be the same". Furthermore, there is "total and absolute confidence" in the trainer, with the newspaper also citing parallels between him and Jose Mourinho, who penned a new contract just days after he won La Liga with Los Blancos in 2012.

Sport Hiddink backs Conte to stay at Chelsea
Author: 0 Hiddink backs Conte to stay at Chelsea

A Belgian player has scored the title-deciding goal in each of the past three Premier League seasons (Batshuayi v West Brom in 2016-17, Eden Hazard v Tottenham in 2015-16 and v Crystal Palace in 2014-15). "In the first part of the season we didn't have the right balance". Chelsea have over forty players out on loan and with Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic and John Mikel Obi sold in the January transfer window, there are spaces in the team to be filled.

Author: 0 NHL playoffs: Mats Zuccarello, Rangers come alive vs. Senators

The Rangers's 4-1 pummeling of the Senators in Game 3 was maybe the most expected thing in the world. Game 4 is Thursday night. "He could've come back, but we just wanted to make sure". NY outshot Ottawa 13-8 in the second and pushed the pace. The players swear they won't look back, only forward. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist , of Sweden, stops a shot on the goal during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Ottawa ...

Sport Team by team analysis of the Russian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Team by team analysis of the Russian Grand Prix

From there Bottas took charge, but Hamilton, in the sister Mercedes, was having a race to forget. Vettel remains leader of the drivers' championship, 13 points ahead of Hamilton, while Bottas has closed to within 10 points of his team-mate in third.

Sport Without Crosby, Pens open 3-1 series lead on Caps
Author: 0 Without Crosby, Pens open 3-1 series lead on Caps

Patric Hornqvist provided the Penguins with an early boost and Justin Schultz's power-play goal just past the game's midway point was enough for Fleury to do the rest . NOTES: With C Sidney Crosby (concussion) and RW Conor Sheary (concussion) out, LW Scott Wilson and C Carter Rowney were added to the Penguins' lineup.

Sport Liverpool - Premier League Football - 14 May 2017
Author: 0 Liverpool - Premier League Football - 14 May 2017

Firmino has played a significant part in the on-going campaign for the Reds featuring in 34 out of the 36 Premier League outings and his work-rate has often contributed to goals. After recovering from a thigh injury that kept him out for over a month, Adam Lallana makes first start since March. Over this weekend, top four rivals Manchester City and Arsenal collected three points against their opposition and Manchester United are now in high spirits as they head to Stockholm in the ...

Author: 0 Chelsea fans are desperate for a good result vs Everton

Antonio Conte has a full squad to pick from for Chelsea's crucial trip to face Everton this afternoon. "Then you can really see who is the best". After recent defeats against Manchester United and Crystal Palace raised questions about Chelsea's ability to get over the finish line, the west Londoners were revitalised by their FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham and the midweek success against Southampton.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving: Ball movement, defensive effort keys to Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason success

But the big difference this year heading into Game 3 is that any comeback by the Raptors, assuming they have a comeback left in them, may just go off with the potential absence of Kyle Lowry from the proceedings. Suddenly, the Cavs were up 19 with James, Tristan Thompson , Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert assembling tight defense. This was going to be a monumental challenge for the Raptors.

Sport Arsenal maintain chase for Champions League Spot with Dominant Stoke Win
Author: 0 Arsenal maintain chase for Champions League Spot with Dominant Stoke Win

Victory moved Arsenal within a point of Liverpool and the Gunners will now be praying that West Ham can continue their recent five game unbeaten run when Jurgen Klopp's side visit the London Stadium. Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the lead with a late goal in the first half with Mesut Ozil doubling the lead 10 minutes after the restart. "We have to recover now physically and see how everyone recovers for Saturday".

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Harvey back, Trout still out, Sabathia steps up

The right-hander, who is reportedly considering filing a grievance against the Mets over the suspension, is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday and is scheduled to pitch Friday at Milwaukee. The Giants have scored a combined five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. He claimed it was because he had a "migraine", according to the New York Post , but that's also the excuse you give anytime anyone invites you to an improv show, so no one really ...

Sport Oilers' Andrej Sekera out rest of series against Ducks
Author: 0 Oilers' Andrej Sekera out rest of series against Ducks

Getzlaf has 15 points in 9 games and when the topic of Conn Smythe comes up, he's the leader from the West. Kelser's offensive contributions are not close, but he is a disruptive force against the Oiler offense and a key reason why the team switched to have all three of McDavid, Draisaitl, and RNH play down the middle in the last game.

Sport Pique illness leaves Barca short-staffed in defence against Las Palmas
Author: 0 Pique illness leaves Barca short-staffed in defence against Las Palmas

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists they still believe in winning the Double. Real Madrid and Barcelona are locked on 84 points at the top of the table. Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic will like play more advanced roles as the left and right wingbacks, with Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets in the center of midfield.

Author: 0 Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday

This was a truly dominant showing on all fronts. Who picked up the slack: LaMarcus Aldridge with 27 points (10-of-12 shooting from the floor) with eight rebounds. "To me, it's a joke to get on him", Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Friday. The Spurs finished the regular season as the team with the best road record and they are going to need to win at least one in Cali to advance here.

Sport Celtics match-winner Thomas dedicates superb display to late sister
Author: 0 Celtics match-winner Thomas dedicates superb display to late sister

Chris Paul and company were coming off an impressive win over the Utah Jazz in Game 6 on the road to force the finale on their home court of the Staples Center. on Sunday, just nine hours before Game 1 of the second-round series between his Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards . Al Horford had 15 points and a team-high 12 rebounds for the Celtics , who trailed by 14 in the second half.

Sport Don't Doubt We Can Beat Manchester United - Celta Vigo Star Issues Warning
Author: 0 Don't Doubt We Can Beat Manchester United - Celta Vigo Star Issues Warning

It was not a gamble. It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision. "It was a decision based on common sense". 17 matches in seven weeks, April and May, 17 matches with 16 players is completely impossible. United booked their place in the final on May 24 by beating Celta Vigo 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 second-leg victory at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Author: 0 Hector Bellerin is the most creative defender in the Premier League

Liverpool play at West Ham on Sunday knowing that anything other than a win will open the door for Arsenal to overtake them when they face Sunderland. But away from home, this has been a game where wins have evaded them. "He practised on Tuesday but it was risky to play him at Southampton", he said.

Sport Alonso's engine fails in practice for Barcelona GP
Author: 0 Alonso's engine fails in practice for Barcelona GP

It still feels weird to be excited about a McLaren only qualifying seventh, and Alonso beating a Force India, but it's a small sign of progress that I'm sure will lead to an even larger crushing disappointment if and when the McLaren's Honda engine fails us again.

Sport Andy Murray 'concerned' after another early exit
Author: 0 Andy Murray 'concerned' after another early exit

Nadal meets David Goffin in the quarter-finals on Friday after the Belgian beat Milos Raonic 6-4 6-2, while Djokovic will play Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori, who saw off David Ferrer of Spain 6-4 6-3. I played well in the first set and although I had a few nerves in the second, that was because I have not beaten him for so long", he commented. However, the Spaniard started well, breaking his opponent in the first game before comfortably holding serve to race to an early 2-0 lead.

Author: 0 John Wall's big shot takes Wizards to Game 7

With a chance to close out the Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Celtics arrived at the Verizon Center almost all decked out in black suits, shirts, trousers and vests. What ruined Boston was that nobody else besides Jae Crowder did much of anything to complement Bradley, Horford and Thomas offensively. "We had some breakdowns here and there that just cost us".

Sport Formula One Spanish Grand Prix result
Author: 0 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix result

Valtteri said: " For most of the weekend we've had the edge on Ferrari but in Q3 they raised their game ". "The fans here are wonderful every year and I feel like I've really been grown a lot in Spain in the last ten years so I really appreciate all of the support I get here", said Hamilton after taking his 64th Formula 1 pole.

Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez Tops Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Earns September Fight With GGG

When I was born, fear was gone". The two-weight champion (49-1-1 record in boxing) comfortably disposed of Chavez Jr in the battle of Mexico, winning every single round to grab a 120-108 unanimous decision win on Saturday (6 May). Finally, the fight the boxing world has been waiting for has been confirmed. . Many expect a brawl between the two fighters -hopefully not a boring encounter such as the Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Author: 0 Arsenal Fan TV presenter abuse from Tottenham fans

The win ensured Spurs are certain to finish above Arsenal , with today's triumph leaving them 17 points clear. Despite being bullish before the game he admitted his team had been "lucky" to keep the scoreline respectable. "Now it's a moment to feel proud, feel happy, because I think the last derby against Arsenal here and all that means to the fans, for everyone who loves Tottenham it was a fantastic afternoon".

Sport Rory McIlroy to have scan on injury but remains in Players contention
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy to have scan on injury but remains in Players contention

Hopefully that's what the scans show. "If that injury was an eight or a nine in terms of pain and soreness and stiffness, this is around a four or five". "I'm not going to lie, I would have loved to have played better than I did the first two days", García said, though he was still being acclaimed for a wonderful hole in one at the 17th, 24 hours earlier.

Author: 0 Arsenal demolish Stoke 4-1 in battle for top four

Beyond an overdue European trophy, victory in the 2017 Europa League Final in Stockholm will also secure Manchester United a prized spot in next season's Champions League group stage draw. Moreover, Arsenal have a goal difference of plus 29, while they have scored 72 goals and conceded 43. Should both teams win their remaining games, Liverpool will finish ONE point above Arsenal .

Author: 0 Celtics put together strong team effort to win again at home

Just when it looked like the Washington Wizards had the Boston Celtics all figured out, things changed once again in Game 5. The Cleveland Cavaliers await the victor of the Celtics-Wizards series . John Wall has scored 20+ points in all 11 playoff games, averaging 28.1 points per game this postseason. "And that's what Avery Bradley does each and every night".

Sport Bangalore win toss, opt to bat first against Delhi
Author: 0 Bangalore win toss, opt to bat first against Delhi

While inconsistency has been the Delhi Daredevils bane, Royal Challengers Bangalore endured horror run in the landmark 10th edition of the cash-rich T20 extravaganza. As has often been the case, Delhi Daredevils' fortunes fluctuated through the tournament, yet again missing out on a play-off berth. Samson and Iyer have shown that classical technique is no barrier to scoring quickly in T20s and if the top-order get going then RCB could have a mountain to chase, especially given the ...

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton pips Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton comfortably took provisional pole after the first runs in the top-ten shootout at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, posting a 1 minute 19.149 second lap, to leave him 0.241secs up on team-mate, Valtteri Bottas. He then set the fastest lap of the session before Hamilton and Raikkonen went quicker. "Running in the ovals, maybe I've learnt how to go quick on the straights", said Alonso in reference to his recent rookie Indy 500 test.

Sport Packers draft CB King, S Jones, DT Adams
Author: 0 Packers draft CB King, S Jones, DT Adams

If you would like to receive an email each time a new Green Bay Packers article is published, fill out our email notification form . "I was wearing cheeseheads". He helped Drew Brees pass for more than 5,000 yards for the fifth time in 2016. The Green Bay Packers are reportedly considering a trade at the top of the second round.

Author: 0 Bilic vows not to give up on injury-prone Carroll

Via Liverpool's official website , Klopp said , "He [Sturridge] looks ready". Instead, Adam Lallana could make his return to the starting XI, as could Daniel Sturridge who can replace Roberto Firmino who has not trained this entire week. "I think we're settled now and we know where we're going". Klopp had previously stated that transfer targets who were only interested in Champions League football would be quickly dispensed with as he was looking for players who had a more rounded view ...

Author: 0 Manchester City confirms departure of Zabaleta after the end of the season

Craig Shakespeare's side looked set to equalise when Gael Clichy tripped Mahrez in the area and referee Robert Madley had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. "At the moment, we have consistency", Wenger said. Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four.

Sport Tigers expect to bring Miguel Cabrera back off DL on Tuesday
Author: 0 Tigers expect to bring Miguel Cabrera back off DL on Tuesday

General manager Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Syndergaard's stint on the DL likely would be measured in weeks rather than days, though he avoided divulging a specific timeline. Miguel Cabrera was on second with nobody out when Martinez grounded out to the shortstop. The Detroit Tigers have won four games against the Cleveland Indians this season, which matches their total from the 2016 season.

Sport Slavisa Jokanovic: 'All to play for in semi-final second leg'
Author: 0 Slavisa Jokanovic: 'All to play for in semi-final second leg'

Jaap Stam was positive after the game and told the official club website, "Of course, you want to win your games, but coming over here is not the easiest of games". As Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic noted after the game, per The Guardian : "They arrived with a clear plan, and this plan worked for them for a good hour".

Sport Man City beats Leicester 2-1 after freaky penalty incident
Author: 0 Man City beats Leicester 2-1 after freaky penalty incident

Leroy Sane was sent sprawling in the area by Yohan Benalouane and Gabriel Jesus fired the resulting spot kick into the corner. Mahrez played a ball wide to Marc Albrighton, who had all the time he wanted to deliver a cross, and swung a ball over for Okazaki to lean back and volley viciously into the top of the net.

Author: 0 Martin Truex Jr. pulls away to win after late restart at Kansas

Among those yellow was a awful crash involving Joey Logano, Danica Patrick, and Aric Almirola on lap 200. Will Kyle Busch ever win another Sprint Cup race? Truex retook the lead on lap 243 and led most of the remaining laps. But, he was reported awake and alert shortly after the crash. Logano clearly was shaken by the incident. Logano was unhurt but visibly shaken when he exited the infield care center.

Author: 0 Chelsea not that far ahead, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Alistair Mann: "Having spoiled Tottenham's pursuit of the title in their last game, West Ham now have the opportunity to wreck another team's plans by damaging Liverpool's target of Champions League football". They will put the ball in already and it's 1-0 and you will wake up and maybe it's too late. Manuel Lanzini has scored in five of his last eight Premier League home games.

Sport Losing To Arsenal Changed Everything - Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Losing To Arsenal Changed Everything - Antonio Conte

Conte has been able to use a settled side in the Premier League without the extra playing demands of Europe - a point that has been raised by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho - so next season will be more of a slog. Conte refused to discuss reports of a disagreement with 20-goal Costa in public, attributing the striker's absence from the Premier League trip to Leicester to a back injury.

Sport Wall's bucket stretches series to limit
Author: 0 Wall's bucket stretches series to limit

As a team, the Celtics shot 40 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the three-point line as they put together their best performance on the road in this series only to fall painfully short. "It was kind of copy-catting what we did", said Wall, whose Wizards donned dark outfits before a regular-season game dubbed the "Funeral Game" between these teams that are building a rivalry.

Author: 0 Bottas: 2017 F1 title battle with Hamilton could get 'tricky'

Vettel crossed the line less than one second behind Bottas to extend his lead over Hamilton to 13 points. Hamilton, who also bemoaned an overheating engine in a number of fractious radio messages with his Mercedes team, limped home a bruising 36 seconds behind Bottas.

Sport Taylor not surprised at Sutherland's pay ultimatum
Author: 0 Taylor not surprised at Sutherland's pay ultimatum

The CA wants to keep the players fresh during their off days in April and May when the cash-rich League is played and insisted that there is nothing "sinister" behind the move. In the email Sutherland told Nicholson: "The ACA is fast running out of time to engage with CA's proposal and optimise the outcome for players". He said that the CA threatened the players a day after some top players were offered multi-year deals.

Sport Nadal snaps winless streak vs. Djokovic to reach final
Author: 0 Nadal snaps winless streak vs. Djokovic to reach final

Djokovic had won the past seven meetings between the pair, including three on clay, with nine-times French Open victor Nadal's last victory astonishingly coming at Roland Garros three years ago. Nadal will be expected to continue his dominance over Thiem later on Sunday, May 14, and given the way he has dominated the clay court tournaments this year, the Spaniard will be expected to win the Madrid Open .

Author: 0 Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has warned Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain not to let their friendship lull him into a false sense of security for next month's Champions League final, and insisted "sparks are going to fly" in Cardiff. "It is at home for them in their last game there, so they will be up for it and we have to be the same". "I'm proud of the team, we've showed desire, character, and today, in what was a tough situation, we really saw how calm we can be".

Sport Bangladesh recovery halted by rain against Ireland
Author: 0 Bangladesh recovery halted by rain against Ireland

With the rain refusing to relent, the umpires had no choice but to call off the match. Iqbal and Mahmudullah oved to 64 not out and 43 not out, respectively, during a superb unbroken fifth-wicket alliance of 87 inside 17 overs. Sarkar had no answer to his fifth ball, a superb rearing delivery which took the edge and after that the 23-year-old enjoyed himself in only his second worldwide on the ground.

Author: 0 Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

An update on Iannetta, who was taken to a hospital for a precautionary examination after the game, is expected before Saturday's game. He had the most effective performance of his short major league career at time the Pirates needed it the most, giving up only one run and four hits in his 15th career appearance, his second start since taking Jameson Taillon's spot in the rotation.

Author: 0 Zack Greinke: Greinke strikes out 11 in masterful showing

Zack Greinke's bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco's leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Thursday night in Phoenix. Jaso, batting for Willams, singled in a run in the sixth to make it 4-1. It was only his third hit in his last 44 plate appearances, a stretch of 14 games including 12 total starts.

Sport Mourinho: Europa League Final Shouldn't Define Me
Author: 0 Mourinho: Europa League Final Shouldn't Define Me

Jose Mourinho says his success in the Europa league should not define if his first year at United was a good one. Manchester/Lyon: Two of continent's historic football clubs, Manchester United and AFC Ajax laboured past Celta Vigo and Lyon, respectively, to set up the final of UEFA Europa League .

Author: 0 'Pretty nice' says Klopp after Can's 'best ever goal'

Liverpool's win means they are four points clear of United, who have a game in hand, with three matches remaining but Klopp is refusing to rest on his laurels ahead of Sunday's encounter with Southampton at Anfield. "Our target is to play in the Champions League because with the quality of players that we have here and with a club like Liverpool , your target has to be to play in the Champions League".

Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley Share Lead At Players Championship

Of the 82 players on the course, 49 had at least one double bogey. However, instead of playing himself back among the leaders, Day struggled to a one-over 73 in the third round. Throw in Spain's Sergio Garcia, Sweden's Alex Noren , Italy's Francesco Molinari , Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello and Perez, and you have an eclectic group of players with all manner of backgrounds and styles.

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