The 30-year-old has a knack of scoring late whether he starts or not: nine of his 14 goals in all competitions have come after the 70th minute. Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute of what had been a cagey game, selling the Saints' defence a dummy before finishing left-footed for his 20th goal of the season, before Giroud headed a second with seven minutes remaining.
Liverpool have lost just two of the last 12 games Can has started. Maybe they will play Champions League whatever. 'I spoke to him about the future, ' said Klopp. The Reds only have two games remaining in the EPL calendar. Sturridge was last part of a Liverpool starting XI in the league on January 2 for the 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
The Serbian, who recently split from his long-term coach Marian Vajda, is on a quest to regain his best form again ahead of the French Open. "I started the match okay, but when I started to go behind, I didn't find any way to improve my game or to make it more hard for him", Murray told a news conference.
Anderson said the Rangers "stifled us" and "limited our offense" the past two games, adding that he understood why Condon played the third period Thursday. With just under two minutes left in the second period, it was 4-0. J.T. Miller fought off a defender along the left side, skated in toward the net and passed it to Lindberg, who fired it over the glove of a sliding Anderson from the right side.
Said Jae Crowder: "I wish we played Game 7 (yesterday)". "Just go out there and compete, give it our all and see what the outcome (is)". So on to Game 7 we go. Considering the Wizards held Isaiah Thomas to 5 points at the half, that was extremely disappointing. Beal and Wall scored 42 of the team's final 51 points, which shows how big their performances were.
Lord's hosts its first global match of the summer on Sunday 7 May, with England facing Ireland in the second Royal London One-Day worldwide. Captain Eoin Morgan (76) and ultra-reliable number three Joe Root (73) put England in handy shape with a third-wicket stand of 140, before Bairstow (72no) and Adil Rashid took over in a total of 328 for six.
That's when we're at our best: "when we're able to move the ball around and everyone's touching it and everyone's making plays for each other". Washington should win Game 6, and goodness only knows how a Game 7 in Boston would play out. However, the Washington guards combined to go 14 of 36 from the floor and 2 of 7 from 3-point range. The Celtics are now 22-5 in their last 27 home games.
Parker was carried off the floor by two teammates with 8:43 left in the game at the AT&T Center after sustaining a left leg injury. The win may have come at a cost though, with Tony Parker (18 points) suffering a knee injury. The best-of-seven series is level at 1-1. The Spurs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
On the field, his four goals and 11 assists are evidence of the creative spark he's provided during his 15 substitute appearances for the first-choice duo of Kante and Matic, but equally important has been his impact when not playing. Chris Brunt added: "We can't just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the League". Chelsea will secure the trophy with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday but the Italian remains characteristically cautious until the job is complete.
In today's official matchday programme, Kane said: "Today's game will be a sad occasion I'm sure, the end of an era". "We've been thinking about it a lot and when the new stadium opens it will help us a lot to reach the next level", he said.
The Austrian defeated Brits Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans along with Japan's Yūichi Sugita before getting past another Briton in world number one Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the semi-final. Britain's Dom Inglot , partnering Robin Haase of the Netherlands, was beaten in three sets by third seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in the Hungarian Open doubles semi-finals.
Mercedes have won 53 of the last 63 Formula One races, since the start of the V6 turbo hybrid era, but the team could still revel in the new arrival experiencing what will surely be the first of many victories. His problems were exacerbated by Bottas, who had tuned in his auto over the weekend to perfection. 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.
While Thiem will be hoping to add a second trophy to his name, the fact that he admitted before the start of the Madrid Open final that Nadal is the favourite might be a cause for concern for the Austrian but Thiem is still optimistic. The 14-time major victor has been in a league of his own on clay this year and will match Djokovic's record of 30 ATP Masters 1000 titles if he beats Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas in his homeland on Sunday.
I'll try to be 100 per cent and ready for tomorrow's match ". "Hopefully, I'll be ready for that". The Spaniard started quickly, climbing all over the Djokovic serve to break in the opening game of the match and he followed up with another break which he consolidated to lead the first set 4-0 with barely twenty minutes on the clock.
Valtteri Bottas is the only driver to win a race this year other than Vettel and Hamilton. With two wins in four races, Vettel has a 13-point advantage over Hamilton. Hamilton eventually stopped at the end of lap 21, taking on the more durable medium rubber, and exited the pit lane almost eight seconds adrift of Vettel.
Ryan came out of a tangle along the right-wing boards for a short breakaway and roofed a shot past goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Ryan's proving to be worth his salary so far in the playoffs. It also not that he's afraid to put his body on the line to block a shot, or, conversely, all too willing to do so given he's dealing with two fractures in his foot.
It was shame to not be able to take part in the race after the incident as I think with this weekend's upgrades it could have been fun and we could have got a good result". "I tried to carry speed, for sure we didn't collide on goal". Drivers and team officials were interviewed publicly on the starting grid after qualifying and before the race for all to hear while more access was granted to other areas.
With all of the picks in, let's take a look at which teams have made the best decisions during this draft. When Miami tight end David Njoku was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns, he became the fifth Hurricane tight end selected in the first round since 2000 and the ninth drafted overall.
Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas has warned Manchester United that his side have nothing to lose at Old Trafford this Thursday night. Jose Mourinho has hinted for quite a few weeks now that he would be playing his best players in the Europa League and holding them back from the Premier League .
But the results are nearly always a surprise, and dark-horse candidates have been known to sweep to power at the last minute. Khatami, the de facto leader of the reformist camp, has been under a media ban during the past few years for supporting the Green Movement protesters in the 2009 presidential election that saw hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad re-elected.
Parker exited the court to chants of his name from the crowd in San Antonio. Sources: Spurs guard Tony Parker expected to undergo season-ending surgery. His rim protection enabled Leonard's roaming defense, and his chemistry with Pau Gasol in the paint helped San Antonio dominate the Rockets. The Spurs will miss more than Parker's steady execution on the court, Mills said.
Without knowing it, Lowry was clearly the star of social media yesterday. NOTES: Toronto activated C Lucas Nogueira for Game 4 after PG Kyle Lowry (sprained left ankle) was scratched from the lineup. He said he knew he had to be aggressive, and Brooks was never anxious about the All-Star guard losing his confidence or passing up good looks. "Haven't thought about it though", he said with a wry smile.
Given how bad they have looked in Washington , especially this series , a win in their house of horrors could give this team a jolt of confidence heading into a Eastern Conference Finals series with the loaded Cleveland Cavaliers. You just have to be prepared. The home team has won all nine games, with Boston 5-0 at the TD Garden. But the Celtics want to deliver the knock-out blow tomorrow night in what could be the most satisfying win of the year for them.
This is a fixture that has tended to have considerable edge over the years and one which Stoke have a fine record in, losing only one and winning four of their previous eight home league meetings with the Gunners. Both Arsenal and Liverpool have two games remaining and are level on goal difference with the Gunners ahead by one on goals scored. Arsenal must overcome Stoke City on Saturday if they are to keep their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish alive.
In March, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli had the length of his suspension increased to three European club matches for his reckless tackle on Gent's Brecht Dejaegere in the Europa League . They are two fantastic goalkeepers. We're speaking about the Argentina national goalkeeper and Spain national goalkeeper. Mourinho has a decent record against the Dutch giants winning the six games hes managed against them, but he stated that his Dutch opponents will have better advantage with a longer ...
Mladenovic made it to her fourth final of the year- and second consecutive - by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 6-4, 7-6 (4). Even moreso if he comes up against Murray, who, to his credit, has blamed himself for an early-season slump in form that has placed huge question marks over his chances of a Rome repeat.
Louis Oosthuizen (-8) and Si-woo Kim (-7) are close behind. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . The Australian's tee shot landed in the water around the green and Garcia said the margins can be so tight on the infamous hole. Poulter wasn't alone in having a shot at a big payoff from the $10.5 million purse. Another birdie on the second took him into the outright lead, only for dropped shots on the sixth, eighth and ninth to leave him three shots behind clubhouse leader William McGirt, who eagled the ...
Cahill said that Chelsea are keeping their concentration and are hopeful of getting a win at the Hawthorns, where they have won just once in their last five league visits. The 26-year-old Nigeria global Moses was previously sent out on loan for three consecutive seasons by manager Jose Mourinho before Conte arrived this season and changed Chelsea's main formation to 3-4-3.
Here's what he had told the Associated Press about his future Hall of Fame guard before the playoffs began: "If we don't have him, it's going to be a lot tougher to hang with teams like Houston and Golden State, the Clippers, that kind of thing".
The other key takeaway here is about how important the Penguins-Capitals series is for NBC. Despite all their skill, Washington is disgusting when it comes to 4-on-4 play. It also came exactly a week after Crosby sustained a concussion in Game 3. In the three games Pittsburgh has won, the Penguins blocked over 28 shots per game.
To win Game 7 , the Wizards would prefer it doesn't come down to such a finish on the road. Bradley and Thomas both made 3-pointers during that stretch, and they each scored 27 points for the game. It all began with Thomas' inspirational efforts when the two squads opened up the series in Boston. Gortat ran to the ball and threw it to Beal. Boston's Isaiah Thomas had a chance to win the game with less than two seconds left, but his contested three missed the mark.
And it was a fantastic reaction after the Chelsea result. Spurs guaranteed they will finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995 as second-half goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane secured a 2-0 win over Arsene Wenger's side. The win also keeps Tottenham's Premier League title hopes alive, with them keeping within four points of leaders Chelsea, with four matches left to play.
The Yankees will be without closer Aroldis Chapman for about a month, sending him to the 10-day disabled list today with rotator cuff inflammation. In his previous outing, the lefty surrendered three runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Cubs, blowing his first save opportunity of the season.
Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go. Americans have had no better friends than the Australians, I mean that", Trump said at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Ms Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump's remarks did not mean he thought the United States should adopt a similar system to Australia's. A video accompanying the tweet explains Australia's Medicare system in positive terms, giving viewers a brief summation of what Aussies benefit ...
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics showed up dressed in black, but couldn't back up the fashion statement, blowing an 87-82 lead over the last two minutes. 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.
Collins said Harvey will decide "if he wants to do it in a group, which is the easiest, I always think, or if he wants to do it individually". The Mets transferred injured ace Noah Syndergaard to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster for left-hander Adam Wilk , called up from the minors to start Sunday against the Marlins.
In one of two changes, 25-time England global Sturridge comes into the side along with Three Lions teammate Adam Lallana, with Lucas Leiva also dropping out through injury. We played against Crystal Palace and we lost. "We were nowhere near close enough to them when they had the ball and when you give players like that space they will kill you".
On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into America's greatest race. Todd Pletcher isn't one to lay his cards out on the table, but eight days before the Kentucky Derby, the seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer was, by his low-key standards, practically beaming over Always Dreaming's final work.
PHOENIX (AP ) - Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta has several stitches in his upper lip, plus a couple of fractured teeth and a broken nose after getting hit in the face by a fastball . It hurts. It's part of the game that I don't enjoy whatsoever. Taijuan Walker (3-3) gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits in six innings to take the loss, only the seventh at home for the Diamondbacks in 22 games.
A day after the Raptors' season ended in a four-game sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lowry didn't hint about his intentions or the criteria for his decision. This is the third straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals for the Cavaliers and the seventh straight trip for a LeBron-led team. They were the one team James struggled to get past and eliminated him in 2010, which turned out to be his last playoff series before leaving Cleveland for Miami.
West Ham have a host of injuries to worry about, but are in good form coming into the game. The former has scored goals and tormented West Ham in the past and it's an experience Liverpool should look to pounce upon. "We wanted to put in the same performance as against Spurs but it wasn't to be". It is up to the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana to take full advantage of any space their opponents do leave open as a result of breaking forward themselves.
In another quarterfinal, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay rallied to beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6 6-0 6-4. "I'm still finding my way to that consistency level and quality of tennis that I'm looking for", Djokovic admitted. "I can not promise to play or pull out right now". "Maybe I was lucky the roof closed", Djokovic said. Djokovic will face the victor of the match between Rafael Nadal and David Goffin .
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.