But Mourinho said it would be wrong purely to view the final as a means to an end, particularly as United have never previously won the competition. SO Manchester United are into another final - hoping to lift a third piece of silverware under Jose Mourinho.
She came back with her left thigh taped and managed to win a game despite serving softly, then walked to the net after the veteran Croat held serve. Maria Sharapova will not feature in this year's French Open after organisers opted not to offer the two-time victor champion a wildcard.
He was carried off by teammates Dewayne Dedmon and Murray, and did not look up as the crowd chanted his name. Argentine stalwart Manu Ginobili said Friday's game would be the first playoff contest he has ever played without Parker on court.
Nishikori, a finalist in Madrid in 2014, is playing in his first tournament since March. A Djokovic victory could prove to be a much-needed springboard for better results in the remainder of the season. The first set went with serve until the Serb broke his opponent to take it 6-4 but Lopez was in no mood to surrender and at 5-5 in the second he had a chance to break back at 0-30.
Thomas has easily been one of the top, if not, the biggest storyline of the postseason. "Kelly was MVP tonight", Thomas said. He canned two 3-pointers during the final six and a half minutes of the game - two daggers that sank deep into the hearts of the visiting Wizards - the second of which was a no-doubter that he followed with three steps toward the basket as he held his swan neck high in the air.
The Senators went almost 19 minutes between the second and third period without recording a single shot, a testament to Pittsburgh's ability to play keepaway on the other end of the ice. The Senators improved to 6-1 in overtime during the playoffs. "We gave ourselves enough (scoring chances) to create some offence and we tried to limit them, but the reality is you're not going to limit those guys to nothing".
A 2-1 success over Leicester on Saturday ensured two more victories - against West Brom and Watford - guarantees them third place but the Brazil worldwide is already casting his mind forward. Deposed champions Leicester arrived at The Etihad with the second-best record in the Premier League since coach Shakespeare replaced the sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager.
Here, we take a look at five key factors behind the principality club's remarkable ascent to French football's summit. But Unai Emery, who arrived from Sevilla to replace Laurent Blanc, failed to galvanise his talented squad sufficiently as they fell short of a fifth successive crown.
BOSTON (AP) Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez said rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true, his former fiancee said in an interview on the " Dr. Jenkins-Hernandez maintains, however, the letters were to her, their daughter, and his lawyers. "The Aaron that I know, no". Jenkins-Hernandez also said she has a lot of questions left for Aaron.
The F1 race will be held on Sunday. McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, pauses next to Carlos Sainz of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso during a press conference at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, May 11, 2017.
The boy, Johnny Walsh Jr, tried to get off his bike as he saw the Ford Expedition coming towards him. Incredibly, you see Walsh stand up in the video after being hit. The video also shows a white auto racing after the SUV as the driver managed to get the license plate number of the vehicle. They say the driver is described as a white man with light brown or blonde hair, 20-30 years of age and driving a Golf Ford Expedition with Florida tag GYCT99.
The 30-year-old Nadal is aiming for an 8th Rome Open title. Nadal will next face either 13th-seeded Jack Sock of the United States or Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. "There is always things to improve, but it is not the right time to say I'm not happy with one thing or another". She hasn't won a title this year but was able to move up in the rankings with Serena Williams pregnant and taking the rest of the year off.
In a different match , Real Madrid register 4-1 victory over Sevilla and that was enough to keep Los Blancos level on points with the Blaugrana after Week 37. The Frenchman also revealed that midfielder James Rodriguez did not train with the squad, after picking up a knock in their victory against Sevilla last week.so it is unlikely we that we may see the Colombian feature in Real Madrid's starting XI tonight.
Supporters swarmed the field as the final whistle blew but eventually returned to their seats to watch 48 former Spurs players each come out to rapturous applause. "Everything is heading in the right direction, but we've got to go out there and do it". A year at Wembley awaits to allow completion of their new 61,000-seater stadium on a site adjacent.
Rodriguez, 25, has never lived up to his full potential since his World Cup exploits in Colombia in 2014, and this appears to have come bearing on his rumoured move to Manchester. The Colombian has become a squad player and one of the stars of Madrid's famed "B team" as opposed to a regular starter. "I am not concerned about it, I know it will be a tough game, but I am interested in what we do ourselves".
At 6:30 p.m. they will begin to ride in silence, with police escorts, to the State Capitol and back to campus. The ride itself is a short route, and bicyclists will ride around 10 miles per hour while remaining silent. Helmets are required, and lights are suggested. It is being sponsored, supported, and marshaled by members of the ECVelo cycling club. The ride will be held rain or shine.
Conte has solved the Terry conundrum that has long puzzled Chelsea bosses, with the defender yet to reveal where he will play next season. Antonio Conte's men turned things around from a disastrous 2015-16 campaign to win their sixth English top flight championship.
Later in the interview, Ball stated he isn't a friend of Leahy and referred to her as a "hater". "But, anyways, we're talking about Big Baller Brand". Later in show, Ball attacked FOX Sports' Jason Whitlock, saying he "can't comment on anything but snacks". In March, Leahy accused Ball of being overly controlling of his sons and said one of them, future National Basketball Association lottery pick Lonzo Ball, " looks terrified " to speak in front of the cameras.
The victory is Nadal's 30th at Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 level, meaning he has tied the record held by Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Nadal's current title streak began with victories at Monte Carlo and Barcelona last month. I really enjoy these tournaments. I think I already had worse weeks in my life than this one' , said Thiem.
So, they will play today only to win. Patel lacked support and any chance of a Mumbai victory was all but over when he holed out to Thakur, who finished with figures of 3-37 as Pune marched into what will be Dhoni's milestone final. Mumbai's batting has clicked big time this season. They bowled well to restrict us and to take wickets in the middle overs. The side will look slightly uncomfortable with the absence of star England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has left for worldwide ...
When we have players like Michael Dawson, Harry Maguire, Andrea Ranocchia and Alfred N'Diaye on our side, conceding from a corner can only be down to a lack of focus and to do that in matches at this level makes things very hard. Next season he will surely have a different agenda and objective of taking them to at least mid table. Hull managed to get themselves off the canvas with the appointment of Marco Silva as manager, but the turnaround ultimately ran out of steam at the end.
He was forced to take a penalty stroke but then nearly holed out with a wedge from 115 yards to leave himself with a tap-in bogey. "I feel it is the best time for me to take precautionary measures to ensure I can play and complete fully healthy for the rest of the season".
The Gunners are three points outside the Champions League qualification places with three games of the season remaining, and first up in the crucial run-in comes a trip to Stoke City , a club who have developed a notable rivalry with Wenger's side during their Premier League stay.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) skates away from Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson while Penguins' Jake Guentzel , left, is on the ice during the second period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Pittsburgh .
Zabaleta was quoted by ESPN saying: "When I first came to Manchester I felt like when I was in Barcelona at Espanyol, we were not the main club in the city - we can't say the same thing now ". Meanwhile Arsenal ensured the race to finish in the Premier League's top four will go down to the final day of the season with a laboured 2-0 win against relegated Sunderland.
And, oh yes, taking that Kawhi fella out of the lineup is like taking the air out of the basketball. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was furious with what he described as Warriors' centre Zaza Pachulia's unsportsmanlike play in Monday's game one at Oracle Arena in Oakland .
David Wagner's side had the better of the opportunities as Wednesday were happy to settle for a draw going into the second leg at Hillsborough next Wednesday . Wednesday will undoubtedly do more attacking than they did in the first leg, where they failed to muster a shot on target. "Then after the first 23 games, around Christmas time, I was pretty sure that we had a realistic chance".
Back in March, United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup; a match that saw Ander Herrera sent off after half an hour, before N'Golo Kante scored the victor. "It has been an incredibly busy season which will see us play 64 matches, including an astonishing nine matches last month". Ajax secured a place in the Europa League Semis despite a 3-1 loss to Lyon, having won 4-1 in the first leg at home (5-4 on aggregate).
And Zidane admitted the 32-year-old simply cannot be kept out of the limelight, saying at his post-match press conference: "What can I tell you?" Besides, Real Madrid already lost the possibility to win La Liga title in 2014, the year Los Blancos won the 10th Champions League in Lisbon.
Terry, making his 716th Chelsea appearance, put his side ahead in the 22nd minute at Stamford Bridge, but it was from the 36-year-old's loose header that Etienne Capoue equalised two minutes later. "We won our 29th game this season, so it's a great achievement". "History has proved it's very tough to win it back-to-back, but it has to be a target for us next year, 100%", Cahill said.
Kyrie Irving , even though his shooting is off, is still averaging 23.8 points and 5.8 assists a game. But let's stop for a second and examine the Eastern Conference Finals matchup. I'm not sure I see one. There's really nothing either team has done in the post-season that would suggest this won't just be a speed bump on Cleveland's inexorable march to another appearance in the National Basketball Association final.
The Russian right-hander claimed she was unaware that the substance in question had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) list of banned substances at the beginning of the year. The 1987 men's singles champion said to BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think well done to them (FFT)". So he decided not to award her a wild card for the French Open.
So what it boils down to on Sunday afternoon is really quite simple: Arsenal must beat Everton at the Emirates and hope that Liverpool fail to beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield. "We want to get in there, let's give ourselves every chance", he said. "He just wants to fight and have the best result for the club", Koscielny told Sky Sports.
As mentioned, many teams without postseason hopes do the same thing. Many clubs are tanking before they are officially eliminated. "That wouldn't be right and I don't think any National Basketball Association team would ever do that". Cuban said he did not tell his player to let up or deliberately stink. Particularly the young guys because they have something to prove. It's neither good for team morale, nor your fans, who you presumably want to keep paying to come watch competitive ...
We have to continue to go out there and play. "I couldn't care less". Game prediction: (::takes a shot, wipes face and winces::) Spurs by 2. "We see this quite often in the NBA where that defender, they just go a little too far and you're not allowed to take the landing area away from the jump shooter", Joe Borgia, the NBA's senior vice president of replay and referee operations, said Sunday while discussing the foul that was called on Pachulia on his "Making the Call" video segment on ...
The Portuguese, who confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Wednesday's game following the death of his father, said he was struggling to grant his players time off to recover between matches. Manchester United will look to navigate their remaining two Premier League games as they prepare for the final of the Europa League later this month.
Hayward had 29 points on 7-for-18 shooting, plus six assists . Regular Jazz starter Ingles had 10 points, five rebounds and two steals while Gordon Hayward led the way for their team with 29 points and French centre Rudy Gobert stepped up with 21 points and 15 rebounds .
Vincent-St. Lue might not have predicted the Celtics would reach the Eastern Conference Finals so quickly, but Isaiah Thomas broke through any reasonable expectations, Al Horford relocated to Boston as a free agent last summer, and the rest of Stevens' group has progressed over time .
Ronaldo's hat-trick means Madrid are on the verge of another appearance in the final after a 3-0 win over Diego Simeone's side and Zinedine Zidane's men have placed special emphasis on aerial ability to advance in the Champions League and La Liga this term.
The Pool A draw is by no means the toughest - that would be Pool C [England, France and Argentina for now] - but certain people were getting carried away. "We've been working hard since arriving back from the 2016 outgoing tour to ensure improved results from now on forward, with the Rugby World Cup on the distant horizon".
Rising Pune Supergiant have never been involved in a playoff. But Dhoni silenced all at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Interestingly, the Steve Smith-led side are the only team that has beaten Mumbai Indians both times in this IPL edition and among the current sides, are the only one to have an undefeated record against Mumbai, that too in their den.
Last year, they were 99-84 winners in Game 3 with DeRozan scoring 32 points and won 105-99 in Game 4 with Lowry scoring 35. LeBron James put up 39 points with six rebounds while Kyrie Irving had 22 points and 11 assists. Game 4 of the series takes place on Sunday night, as Toronto look to lengthen their season. The 3-0 hole the Raptors find themselves in is the first since they were victims of a sweep two years ago in the first round in Washington.
Mourinho has given up on United's hopes of securing Uefa Champions League qualification via the league and fielded a weakened team in last Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. In fact, in four games - against Chelsea, Arsenal , Liverpool and City - Mourinho's men have failed to score a single goal. Jose Mourinho has conceded that Manchester United's top four hopes are effectively over after losing 2-0 to Arsenal , with the Portuguese manager now going all out to win the Europa League.
The Celtics will be in the conference finals for the first time since 2012, when they lost to Miami. With the Celtics trailing late in the third quarter, Boston Celtics 5-9 guard Thomas sparked a game-changing run with three three-pointers to give Boston its first double-digit lead of the game.
Both goaltenders were superb in Game 1 but struggled Sunday night as they lost track of pucks, were beaten from bad angles, and fought the puck like a stubborn in-law for the better part of 60 minutes. "I mean he just blows my mind", Johansen, who took a high-sticking penalty on Kesler, said of the extra treatment he's received from the Anaheim centre.
Leonard hobbled out of Sunday's defeat in the third quarter, after Pachulia followed through as he attempted to close down the Spurs star who was going for a jump shot. The Warriors began 10 for 16 as Curry hit three quick 3s and Green added two more for a 25-12 lead late in the first and 33-16 advantage after one quarter.
New Zealand will play hosts England in Group A, as well as Australia and Bangladesh. "We considered Rishabh Pant , Kuldeep Yadav , Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur ". Up-and-coming Rishabh Pant did not find a place either, though Prasad said the selection team are "completely impressed" with his rich vein of form in the ongoing IPL season.
Although the star is from Australia, Urban says he's been living in the United States for nearly 25 years but no one has ever asked him to sing the National Anthem. But the team kept bringing in special musical guests to sing. "It's a huge honor, so thank you, Preds, for asking me", he said in a Facebook video.
The victory leaves Arsenal fifth on 72 points, one behind Liverpool and three behind third-placed Manchester City ahead of Sunday's final round of fixtures to decide who will join Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in next season's Champions League .
I will be getting all the necessary examinations to make sure it is not serious", Sharapova said in a statement. "The fact that I'm back and playing three weeks in a row now. Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation leaves the field of play after reporting an injury during her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome , Tuesday, May 16, 2017.