He said: "It should not sound negative but if Champions League is the only reason why a player is coming, it makes no sense for him or for us". The match at Anfield will be one of those deciding which team gains the lucrative third qualification straight through to the Champions League .
Pablo Cuevas, ranked 26th in the world, also booked a semi-final berth as he came back from a set down to defeat German Alexander Zverev , 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. "It will be a very hard match against one of the best sportsmen this sport has ever had, and to have a chance I'll have to be at my very best", Nadal said.
Not to be outdone, Masters champ Sergio Garcia and Cameron Tringale also went birdie-birdie-birdie to finish their rounds and turn up the heat on Hahn. Thompson is playing her third event since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer reported.
It has been quite a ride for the Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals own three wins in the Eastern Conference semifinal and feel as if they have performed well enough to have more. It's nearly as if the Capitals faced their worst fears while trailing during the third period in Game 5 in Washington, found a way to win that game, and have seized this second life ever since.
QuotesWashington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks looks on from the sidelines. 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". Added Thomas: "We were definitely the hardest-playing team tonight, and it showed". We've got to play better, but they played well. Oubre returned to action in Game 5 after serving a suspension in Game 4 for charging at the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk and knocking him to the ...
And they could target players from their nearest rivals this summer in a bid to strengthen the squad, and one club they could raid is Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham . Champions League qualification will be a big boost, and Rafinha would find fellow Brazilians Firmino and Philippe Coutinho waiting for him. Currently, Dortmund sits in the third position, however, they are level on points with Hoffenheim with only a goal difference of four separating the two .
Thomas played in the first half of Game 2 against the Cavs before being ruled out for the rest of the game with his team trailing by 41 points. Cleveland takes a 2-0 lead in the series. James led the way for the Cavs, pouring in 30 points and finishing with a ridiculous plus/minus of plus-46. "Can't say enough about #thelittleguy @ Isaiah_Thomas - last month one of the guttiest performances (thru all sorts o' stuff) I've ever seen".
In the final 10 lap stage, Landon Cassill was the race leader, but was punted by Elliott before the first turn. Chase Elliott also will advance to the All-Star Race, bringing the field to 20 drivers by winning an online fan vote. "I knew if we could get out front that we could probably drive away from them, but it just didn't work out". Caution-free for the first two stages, the final 10-lap stage featured a red flag after Erik Jones tried to make a pass in the grass and winded up damaging ...
The 24-year-old Swede led the team with a career-high 33 goals this season to go along with 18 assists. Austin Watson iced the victory, scoring into an empty net with 48 seconds remaining as the Predators took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final.
The 23-year-old England global improved to 26 goals - two clear of Everton's Romelu Lukaku with one match remaining. Won the Golden Boot last season with 25 and has hit 26 this term despite missing three months of this campaign with injury.
The winning time for the mile and 3/16ths race on a fast track was 1:55.98, well off the Preakness record of 1:53 set in 1973 by eventual Triple Crown champion Secretariat. "We got the trip we wanted, outside Always Dreaming ", said Classic Empire jockey Julien Leparoux. Too sharp, it turned out, for Always Dreaming , who was starting to struggle under jockey John Velazquez on the final turn.
Sunday's quarter-finals will see the United States up against Australia, New Zealand playing Scotland, England taking on South Africa and a clash between Argentina and Canada. Andrew Durutalo's handoff and try ended the match, leaving it 24-12 to USA. John Moonlight, of James Bay Athletic Association, who, over the course of the day, became only the third Canadian player to score 100 career tries in the HSBC World Series, crossed the goal line for the decisive try as time expired for the ...
The 25-year-old striker has confirmed that he will be leaving Lyon in the summer and Atletico Madrid are now leading the chase for the player, who has also been on Liverpool and Arsenal's radar. "No one wanted to harm anyone". "It's important that the club that picked me up at the age of 10 can recoup [enough] money after everything that we've experienced together".
If that happens, and Pittsburgh falls behind 3-1 and goes on to lose this series , Sullivan might lose his job too. Murray will make his first start for the Penguins since April 6 against the New Jersey Devils. "We scored some goals". We won [Game 4]. Craig Anderson has given up 38 goals on 488 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed one goal on 10 shots. Crosby set up the play.
Bennett told ESPN that McGregor's application was incomplete due to missing medical documents, but when those documents are submitted, the commission would consider McGregor's request. "[McGregor] can actually go and fight Mayweather and I've said it time and time again on this show, he will lose". He kicked a*** in the octagon, I kicked a*** in the ring.
However she has been granted a wild card for the Aegon Open in Birmingham in the build up to Wimbledon . "I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again!" she said. The five-time Grand Slam women's singles title victor announced today that she has chose to try her luck in the preliminary rounds, being played at Roehampton's Bank of England Sports Centre, of the tournament which she won in 2004 as a 17-year-old.
At least here, for once, Knicks fans have no outrage as none of their players received a vote for any of the teams - and no one was worth making an argument for this time. Given how brilliant James has been in the playoffs, leading the Cavaliers to 10 straight wins, if the MVP wasn't a regular-season-only award, he would likely be inching closer to number five.
He continued: "We also want to prepare in the right way for the FA Cup final against Arsenal". When Terry last lifted the Premier League trophy, after a season-ending win over Sunderland in May 2015, he became only the second outfield player to play every minute in a Premier League season and win the title, after Manchester United's Gary Pallister in 1992-93.
And the Spurs had a chance to stun the Warriors in Game 1 , but fell apart in the second half without Leonard and wasted away a 25-point lead. With a full three days of rest between Games 2 and 3, Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs have returned to San Antonio with some extra time to get their small forward ready for a pivotal game in their season on Saturday night.
The hosts continued to probe for another goal with Lahm continuing to find space on the right. Between 2003 and 2005 he played for VfB Stuttgart on loan. The end of your playing career is here - what thoughts are going through your mind? Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Bayern's players and supporters gave Lahm and Alonso their dues, before Ribery and Kimmich added gloss to the victory.
Firmino (muscular injury) will face a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Middlesbrough. "If Champions League is the only reason for a player to come it makes no sense..." "I can only speak from a German point of view of other clubs, but Chelsea has the money, Man City is now coming up -- wonderful players, big signings -- Manchester United is Manchester United, but we are a really interesting project".
Wednesday night is the chance for each team to confront its Game 7 demons as Washington hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim hosts the Edmonton Oilers with spots in the conference finals at stake. Crosby fell head first into the boards and teammate Patric Hornqvist landed on his head. Even if the instated guidelines didn't make it mandatory, Crosby still should have been pulled.
After an extreme high following the Boston Celtics Game 7 win over the Washington Wizards, things have come crashing down. Thomas hurt the hip in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in March and aggravated it in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals against second seeds and National Basketball Association titleholder Cleveland Cavaliers.
Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2. The Predators had matched the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings with their 10-game winning streak but missed matching Colorado's 11-0 playoff run in 1996-97.
If that is not enough, then we will congratulate Madrid. Luis Enrique is stepping down as Barcelona coach but he will remain a fan of the club. Gerard Pique is available after missing the win over Las Palmas with a stomach bug. Reaffirming his plan to take a sabbatical next season, he said: "Next year I will be here with the Barca supporters watching from the stands. Next year I will be back at the Camp Nou as a member and enjoy the games".
However, Mourinho and co. have put any potential bid for the former Sporting Lisbon man on the backburner for the time being, with relations between the club and Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy thought to be on the frosty side. According to the Manchester Evening News , Dier was a target for Mourinho, but difficulties in trying to prise him away from Tottenham have reportedly led United to consider other options.
The 36-year-old scored his 67th Chelsea goal on what was his 716th appearance. The defender, who will leave Chelsea after 22 years this summer, started in the league for the first time since September in Monday's 4-3 win over Watford.
Derby victor and 5-4 favorite Always Dreaming charged out to an early lead and dueled with 3-1 second choice Classic Empire through the final turn. The 13-1 victor ran the mile and three-sixteenths in 1 minute, 55.98 seconds and paid $28.80 to win .
Liverpool are in desperate need of a left-back with James Milner - a midfielder by trade - having to deputise in the position all season due to the incompetence of Alberto Moreno. Liverpool , who have lost just one of their last 11 games in the Premier League, host an already-relegated Boro at Anfield and are coming off the back of a 4-0 hammering of West Ham last weekend.
Wenger's future remains unresolved and he said on Friday he expects a decision to be announced after a board meeting that will take place in the days following the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27. Lukaku has publicly rejected a new contract offer and Barkley is stalling over a deal he has been offered. It's more the fact that we want to play in the best competition.
Iannetta was batting in the seventh inning when Johnny Barbato's wayward 93-MPH fastball struck him in the mouth. Theres a strategy to pitching in and theres a need for pitching in, Lovullo said, and by no means do I think anybody tried to hit Chris Iannetta in the face yesterday.
Mumbai , who finished on 111/4 in 14.3 overs, will now take on Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant in the final May 21. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday expressed his displeasure at the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs not having a reserve day in case of a washout.
The 55-year-old comedian revealed his ambition to enter the political arena in an interview with The Times Magazine. Can't we as a society, as a country, as a people do things differently and better? "The Tories are now trying to pitch the young against the old".
The Kentucky Derby victor, trained by Todd Pletcher, looked set to play a significant role in the second leg of the Triple Crown as he became embroiled in a fierce battle with Classic Empire for much of the nine-and-a-half-furlong journey. It was the second Triple Crown victory for Castellano. His main challenger appears to be fourth-place Derby finisher Classic Empire at 3/1 and runner up Lookin At Lee, who now stands at 10/1.
The Arsenal star is approaching the final year of his contract at the Emirates, and Chelsea are planning on testing the Gunners' resolve in the summer. Here, Press Association Sport's Tom White unearths a (perhaps tenuous) reason to pay attention to each of Sunday's games. Manchester City has 75 points, Liverpool has 73, and Arsenal has 72.
Watch highlights of the win in the video above. Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 7-3 ATS in hteir last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 0-4 ATS in their last four Conference Finals games.
Paul Pogba is certain to feature while out-of-favour Anthony Martial may also get a starting berth, but there will be plenty of opportunity for the next generation of United stars to showcase their talents. "He's learning how to live after his father passed away but he is strong". Crystal Palace are without Andros Townsend for Sunday's trip after the midfielder was ruled out with an Achilles injury.
The Six Nations championship runners-up will also come up against hosts Japan following Wednesday morning's draw which took place in the Kyoto State Guest House, Japan . England were pushed out from 4/1 to to win the World Cup following the draw. "We are going to have to be bulletproof at the World Cup". "We're pretty happy with the draw - every group is going to have some tough teams in it but from a Welsh perspective, I'm happy how it's turned out".
It's been a long season for the Blues , who overcame a hard start to romp to the title and Conte spoke of the importance of his first title in England, adding "it is important to celebrate because this title is a great win, for me, for the players, for the club and for our fans".
Replays appear to show Pillar using the slur as he yells towards the mound. By doing so I had just helped the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today. "I really felt embarrassed for myself, for my family for this organization", Pillar said, adding that he had not slept much Wednesday night. The Braves and Blue Jays, meanwhile, have little history since their play has been primarily limited to occasional interleague play.
When you have this type of player it's great for the coach. RF: Chelsea have a very good model of loaning out their many youngsters and with us being in the Championship next year, we'll probably be looking into bringing in some young, hungry, loanees with a point to prove.
Hamilton has now narrowed the gap to Vettel with 98 points as opposed to the German's 104, a difference of just six points. However, both Hamilton and Vettel were in a league of their own, steering clear from Ricciardo who finished a distant third.
Butler, making his second start, threw 92 pitches - including 40 in the first inning alone when he surrendered three of his five walks and gave up a two-out, two-run single to Jett Bandy . I was excited he was able to make it, flying in earlier from Panama. The game was delayed 1 hour, 59 minutes in the top of the sixth and Santana boosted the lead with his single just after the delay.
When the Cardinals decided that Matt Carpenter would be their first baseman this season, Matt Adams , more or less the incumbent, found opportunity lacking unless in a belated spring training move where he could show that he could play in the outfield.
On the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season, top four chasing Arsenal must secure a home victory against Everton at the Emirates Stadium (15:00). "I think it's after the FA Cup ", Wenger said, before answering in the affirmative that "things would be finalised". 'Financially you don't suffer anymore.
Mourinho believes that a "successful" transfer window is needed for United to bridge the gap on champions Chelsea, who now hold a 24-point lead over his charges, but is happy with the progress being made. After his side played a tiresome goalless draw on Wednesday night against Southampton, Mourinho also asked the coach of Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce to go easy in the match.
Under Mourinho, United have signed the world's most expensive player, signed the Bundesliga player of the season, gone 25 games unbeaten, and still managed to finish lower than Van Gaal did past year. We finished fifth (in last season's Premier League), we went to the Europa League . Whilst Manchester United have got their eyes firmly on Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm.
He was anxious, he said, but not driven by his highly publicized winless record at the Preakness Stakes. Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , Maryland is all set for "The Preakness Stakes", an American flat thoroughbred horse race on May 20th, 2017 5:00 PM EST.
Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in Game 6 of the East semifinals against Washington. According to the team's chief medical officer, the decision to shut Thomas down was made to avoid more long-term damage to his hip. Thomas looked out of it, and if he was in so much pain to the point where he had could not continue to play in the Eastern Conference Finals, perhaps he shouldn't have been out there in the first place.
The DQ came after Uzcategui threw a punch after the bell that dropped Dirrell illegally. As Dirrell was being attended to by the ringside doctor, Lawson stormed across the ring and unleashed a left hand that landed on Uzcategui's face, nearly igniting a riot in the ring.