Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 Sunday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open. Nadal's movement was back to his best on Manolo Santana and the fourth seed produced some resolute defensive play when required, while his forehand proved to be a deadly weapon once again.
Golden State trailed for the first time this series in Game 3 and was behind by nine in the third quarter. Golden State had just 17. Its lowest total prior to Saturday was 25. Durant already missed games in the first round due to a calf injury. That was one of the reasons why we welcomed him here. "You know, we were right there", Gordon Hayward said.
The dual Formula One world champion, preparing for his home Spanish Grand Prix, failed to start in Russian Federation last month because of engine failure, a situation he described as "totally unacceptable". "The engine blew up after one corner". It was not a amusing thing to go outside of the circuit to play tennis, it was a preparation. At least I managed to get some training done - when I heard I had two hours before the next commitment I made a decision to do just that.
Almost all of the offensive credit for the Celtics' strong Game 6 play, despite the loss, goes to their starters. An 87-82 Celtics lead with 1:34 remaining, the Wizards hanging on by a thread, and a 96.2 percent chance of victory after John Wall's offensive foul the next possession, according to Inpredictable .
The Blues more than made up for it under Antonio Conte in 2016-17, though, and were crowned champions again on Friday following a 1-0 win over West Brom. "Conte won't let Chelsea take their foot off the pedal, though". The attacking right full-back has found a team-mate with a league-high 41 open play crosses this season, as well as creating 30 goalscoring chances and assisting three goals for the Red Devils.
Ronaldo netted his milestone goal in the 23rd minute and then added number 401 in the 78th minute with a curling shot into the top corner after Stevan Jovetic had pulled one back for Sevilla. With their ambitions of finishing in the top four in the Premier League over, Jose Mourinho has opted to focus all of his attention on winning the Europa League which is now another gateway to getting back to Europe's top table.
Commenting on the matter, a spokesperson from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority, while speaking to a leading daily said that the landing can not be termed illegal if the pilot had the land owner's permission. The news channel had reportedly offered Dan a cash award of $1,000 to identify himself. According to Australian media reports, the safety of the pilot's landing and take-off is under investigation and cellphone footage of the weird incident is being reviewed.
I'm a guy trying to get drafted to that league. "All the strength coaches were laughing at me and [shit]", Durant recalled. They were giggling with each other that I couldn't lift 185 pounds, and I was like, 'All right, keep laughing. "You see a lot of seniors come out of the Big 12, the four-year guys", said Kansas State's Wesley Iwundu, another National Basketball Association scouting combine participant who met with the Spurs.
The 32-year-old was largely frozen out under Mourinho at Old Trafford and left to join MLS side Chicago Fire in March. "It's not possible to do it every three days with Europa League that is the competition with two more matches , with two matches in hand that we had to play later, it's impossible", Mourinho continued.
And now that number stands at four. Rinne and the Preds started strong, but allowed Anaheim to take over the second half of the game and will thus fly home with a 1-1 series tie. Unfortunately for them, they didn't carry that over into the middle or the end of the story that was Game 2. It's the conference finals, and considering these teams recent playoff history, I think they're the two hungriest teams left in these playoffs.
Fabregas said he is "proud" of his personal contribution in Chelsea's success through the season. "We must focus and prepare well and West Brom away won't be easy, but we are in a good moment and with concentration and a good attitude we will try to win".
The Europol spokesman said it was too early to say who is behind the onslaught and what their motivation was. Europol said that the malware attack was of an unprecedented level , and that the numbers were still increasing. Consumers who have up-to-date software are protected from this ransomware . "That's what makes this more troubling than ransomware was a week ago", Mr Thakur said.
The Golden Warriors survived a 20-point half-time deficit to topple the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in game one of the Western Conference finals thanks to a controversial play in the third quarter. But when Leonard left the game, there was some kind of transference. It's considered underhanded to slide a foot under a jump shooter and prevent a clean landing, and Pachulia said that's not what he tried to do.
Sanchez faces a late fitness test ahead of Tuesday's match at home to relegated Sunderland, although Wenger praised his determination to overcome a blow to his thigh. Fan discontent against his reign rose substantially when a terrible run of form in February and March left them out of the Champions League and distant from the leaders in the Premier League.
Frank de Boer guided the club until November, when Pioli was hired. By the time Pietro Iemmello made the most of some poor defending to put Sassuolo ahead after 36 minutes, a large section of the Curva Nord was left empty, with a banner declaring "seeing as you don't deserve our support, today we say bye to you and go and eat".
Duval announced his decision this morning with a post on The Players' Tribune , which he tweeted out to his 30,000 followers. He chose the Blue Devils over Kansas, Seton Hall, Baylor and Arizona. Other returning scholarship players are forwards Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier, Antonio Vrankovic. Duke has lost eight players from last season's ACC tournament championship team, including, from left, Amile Jefferson , Frank Jackson, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard .
The Cavs have a bad habit of playing down to their competition, and with Lowry not playing in this game, it appears that was the case again tonight. Kevin Love backed James with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Cavs held a 49-25 advantage on the boards.
The update comes as the Merengues get ready for what Zidane has called " four finals " in pursuit of La Liga and Champions League crowns. They are hard. The team is loaded with talent but three players stand out amongst the rest. Veteran defender Pepe will probably return to the side for what looks as if it will be his last home match for Real Madrid given that he has not signed a new contract with the capital club, while Nacho Fernandez could play at right back to cover for the injured ...
It was the end of an era, the final game after 118 years at one of the most atmospheric and fabled grounds in the country before the north London club move to a spanking new stadium 100 yards down the road. Fans seized their chance to run on the hallowed turf at White Hart Lane , where they gathered round their heroes, picked at the grass and even knee-slided in delight.
Then there were the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. Poulter had slipped from a career-high of fifth in the world to 197th and just three weeks ago had seemingly lost his PGA Tour card until fellow professional Brian Gay alerted officials to a discrepancy in the points structure used for players competing on major medical extensions.
Zaha, who won the club's Player of the Year award for a second successive year, is attracting interest from Tottenham and Arsenal after an impressive campaign. Marco Silva's men responded well to the early goal by keeping a lot of possession, but Palace struck again on the half-hour mark from a corner that Benteke headed home from an unmarked position at the near post.
The Wizards do not have a deep bench, but they will now have to find a solution to replace Oubre Jr.'s minutes. Last spring, the Warriors forward was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, after accumulating four flagrant fouls, two of which came when he knocked an opponent in the groin.
Liquid then poured out of the vehicle as it was tipped up by a recovery crane. Alonso's team set to work on getting the vehicle ready for the rest of the weekend but the likelihood is Alonso will struggle to get into the points once again.
Such a win - the 55th of his illustrious career - saw Hamilton cut Vettel's championship advantage to just six points after five races. Scott Dixon finished second. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas also dropped out after his Mercedes engine failed midway through the race. That allowed Hamilton to stay out longer whilst closing the gap to Vettel, and when the Brit returned to the track after his first stop of the race, he was right up behind Vettel, who had clearly lost a lot of time ...
Reports claimed last that the Bosnia and Herzegovina worldwide would sign for the Gunners this summer and now reliable Schalke journalist Raphael Wiesweg has reported that the deal is done. Schalke midfielder Max Meyer has dropped the biggest hint yet that Sead Kolasinac is set to join Arsenal with a comment on the defender's Instagram.
Pool A: Ireland , Scotland, Japan , Europe 1, play-off victor. The 2003 champions were handed the toughest assignment of the leading nations, with holders New Zealand drawing South Africa and Italy in Pool B . It's not a tough group, it's a good group", the Australian said. On recent form England appear best placed to provide New Zealand's biggest threat despite their calamitous 2015 World Cup, when they became the first host nation to fail to escape the pool stages.
He finished with 18 points, and also defended James Harden , who had a nightmare game to finish with 10 points and made just two of his 11 shots from the floor before he fouled out with 3min 15sec left. "He just has a presence about him, he has a confidence", Popovich said. Yesterday the San Antonio Spurs completed their goal. "Gamesmanship", Golden State's Curry said, "I love it".
We have to improve in the next season, to find the right solution to improve. "Now they know my idea, I know them, the characteristics of my players, and we can improve", he added. "It's been a few years since Chelsea have won it and I missed out on one in the last minute, so a lot of players are hungry to win that as well". Russian oligarch Abramovich has had to fund much of the glory from his own pockets rather than Chelsea's income: Chelsea's parent company Fordstam owes Abramovich ...
As rain began to fall on Tottenham's parade their were some nervy moments but they hung on to claim a club record equaling 14th successive home win and remain unbeaten at their north London fortress all season. "The fans deserved it and we had to play for them". Jose Mourinho says Manchester United do not want to play in Premier League matches as they prepare for the Europa League final later this month.
Players are very, very exhausted. ■ JOSE MOURINHO'S players are facing restrictions on what they post on social media. "If you're a Manchester United manager you want to play nine games in April because it shows you're performing, you're still in competitions, you're still going for things".
India recalled fast bowler Mohamed Shami to the squad that will defend the Champions Trophy title after suspending a battle over sharing out world cricket's revenues. India begin the defence of their trophy against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston followed by games against Sri Lanka and South Africa, which are live on Sky Sports.
Djokovic enjoyed a walkover courtesy of a Kei Nishikori injury in the quarter-finals, while Nadal moved past a spirited David Goffin with a fine display in the last-eight. However, Nadal conceded that the match will be tough and he has to be at his very best against the world number two. Nishikori, seeded sixth at this tournament, was seen massaging his right wrist while practicing groundstrokes and serves.
Referring to fellow player-turned-pundit Frank Lampard, he added: "I have a man next to me, for a long time we were beating them". Dele Alli and Harry Kane ensured Spurs ran out winners in the final north London derby to be held at White Hart Lane before Mauricio Pochettino's side move into a new stadium.
The two-time world champion pulled off a shock in qualifying, though, reaching Q3 for the first time this season to start the race in seventh position. His team-mate, Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne, scored the 13th time in both practice sessions. He had to abandon the Russian GP last round when his auto broke down on the formation lap.
In addition to hitting three three-pointers per game at a 54.5 percent rate, the All-Star is averaging 3.3 blocks and 2.2 steals. Reminder that Durant is a major part of the Players Tribune, so maybe he'll make use of a new word next time he contributes.
Apart from the defending champions and Italy , the Boks were also grouped with the Africa 1 qualifier and the victor of the repechage qualification tournament - both of which are yet to be decided. Wales face a considerably kinder draw in the 2019 Rugby World Cup than what they received for the 2015 tournament, with Australia and Georgia being drawn to face Warren Gatland's men in Pool D in Japan .
Collins indicated he was aware that a suspension could be on the horizon for Harvey. Harvey's suspension began Saturday, according to DiComo, which means it will last through Monday. The Mets actually got a piece of good injury news Sunday. Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey's place.
In addition, Senators head coach Guy Boucher is confident Bobby Ryan , who suffered a lower body injury in Game 3, will play, though he is less sure about the availability of Zack Smith , who was also hurt Tuesday. Ottawa's done, they have no chance, the series is over. The Rangers have won at least one game in 21 straight postseason series since being swept by New Jersey in the first round in 2006, setting a franchise record.
Curry said Kerr was semiactive today. "The more that he can be around, the better feel that all of us have". Despite Kerr's absence, the team is getting along just fine without him as Brown handles the coaching duties. He attended a meeting at team headquarters Friday, one week after his latest procedure at Duke University to fix leaking spinal fluid. "He looks good", Brown said.
I wouldn't bet on it but I wouldn't bet on the Wizards to still be playing basketball next weekend either unless it's a pick-up game because they need a binky when they come to the Garden as much as the Celtics do when they walk into Camp Verizon for the night.
The Spaniard won 6-4, 6-1 yesterday, a week after lifting an Open era-record 10th crown at the Monte Carlo Masters. The 14-time Grand Slam champion met some resistance in the beginning from Thiem, who surprised world No. In the following round, Nadal was up against former world number 10 Kevin Anderson who upset Nadal's compatriot David Ferrer in the previous round.
Following Monday's win, Chelsea have 84 points from 35 matches and are seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and can win the league on Friday with an away victory over West Bromwich Albion, reports Efe. This is a big step because there are three games and we need to take three points to win the title. In many ways there is something very similar about this current Chelsea team to that one back in 2005.
Before they were walking the streets with their heads low."The Arsenal fans are happy and I am happy for them". For the record, that potential number of matches for April and May is only 16, including a possible Europa League final. Jose Mourinho's injury crisis dissipated a bit in the last week after Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata returned for Manchester United's 0-2 loss to Arsenal which will give the manager more options going into their Europa League semi-finals ...
The biggest game of this weekend is surely that which will end of this weekends English Premier League outings with Manchester United heading down to London where they will take on Tottenham in what should be a great game for both the teams that are involved.
There is a desperate six way scrap to avoid the drop - although Montpellier need only a point to assure safety - where even bottom side Bastia can still dream of redemption. "I respect football too much". It was a sad farewell to fans for Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier, taking charge of his 359th game and his last one at home before leaving at the end of the season.
British Finance Minister Philip Hammond attended the G7 meeting in Bari, Italy yesterdau and emphasised the need for the United Kingdom to have a strong voice in global councils and in the Brexit negotiations. Trump has proposed slashing the US corporate income tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought back home.
Premier off-spinner Ashwin, who has skipped the IPL owing to a sports hernia injury, has been included in the squad . The announcement came after a delay of more than two weeks after missing the April 25 deadline set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to name the team.
Consider the forward all caught up. "It is big this time of year", said Senators winger Bobby Ryan, who scored the overtime victor assisted on Jean-Gabriel Pageau's goal in Game 1. Up until then the Senators had done a good job pushing the pace on Pittsburgh but they had a hard time withstanding a full-court press by the Penguins.
In addition to having his number retired, Jeter received a ring, a blazer and a plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. Jeter, a likely Hall of Famer, won five World Series titles and played in 14 All-Star games during his 20-year career in the Bronx.
Promise has been mixed with frustration during the Portuguese's first season in the Old Trafford hot-seat, with EFL Cup and Community Shield successes tempered by Premier Leagues struggles. but that's life that's football, you win some you lose some. "In my eyes it was not the right position, but in life sometimes you have this kind of situation where something is not correct and right in your way, but you have to accept it, and I accepted it", he said .