So, what does he think? "I know what I bring to the table". The league knows what I bring to the table. He's going to get you open because he is so unsafe attacking the rim, getting guys open, getting guys involved and that's what the game is about.
Allegri, who has aspirations of following Conte to the English Premier League, wouldn't confirm that he'll remain with Juventus. The Turin side made history by winning a record of six straight Serie A titles and carved its name on the trophy for the 33rd time in history.
Maria Sharapova wants to play Wimbledon but she has decided not to request a wild card into the main draw. "I am so grateful and excited to be playing the event again!" she said of the Birmingham tournament on her official website . After her ban expired, Sharapova returned to competition last month at the Stuttgart Open, reaching the semi-finals, and progressed to the last 32 of the Madrid Open, failing to earn a qualifying spot for the French Open , the second Grand Slam of the season, ...
England and France were drawn in the same pool alongside Argentina as they were handed a tough assignment for the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday. Scotland and Ireland will meet each other in the early stages, as they have been put in the same pool, alongside the hosts Japan .
It's the first time since 2008 that he's finished outside the top three. James Harden was the only unanimous selection, with Westbrook and LeBron James gathering all but one possible first team vote. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he was the first player to score at least 90 points in the first two games of a season since Michael Jordan scored 91 to begin the 1986-87 season.
Conte completes his No Subs Left Behind achievement, having used every single one of his subs in every single match this season. 'My objective is to lay the foundations so Chelsea can continue to win, ' Conte told La Repubblica newspaper.
MI's bowlers staged a great comeback with the ball in the middle overs. Starting with Parthiv Patel who had a good season with Mumbai Indians took the team in every match with a flying start. Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah has been the ideal death bowler for Mumbai with his ability to bowl consistent yorkers. Since it was a small target, Rahane and Smith didn't take any undue risk during their stand that lasted 9.3 overs.
Pablo Zabaleta has already been confirmed as one to leave the club, with Guardiola dishing out the highest of praise to his defender. It seemed as though the writing was on the wall earlier in the season when he was left out of the Citizens' Champions League squad but he has since forced his way back into Pep Guardiola's plans.
Chelsea were presented with the Premier League trophy after full-time, the sixth league title in the club's history and their fifth of the Premier League era. John Terry will collect the silverware in one of his last acts as Chelsea captain before thoughts turn to the FA Cup final against Arsenal as Conte's side bid to complete the double.
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors routed the Spurs 120-108 in Game 3 of their series, the second straight full game San Antonio has been without star Kawhi Leonard, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in what has become, like their counterpart in the East, a one-sided conference final.
Wayne Rooney , Paul Pogba , Jese Lingard and Eric Bailly remain the senior players in the side, with a host of youngsters named. Sam Allardyce made a double change after the hour as Bakary Sako and Sullay Kaikai were introduced as they looked for a way back into the game.
The San Antonio Spurs didn't stand a chance, although they did have some bright moments during this game, but without Kawhi Leonard , they just can not compete with the excellent Warriors team. The host Spurs trailed by nine points at the half in game three and came within 69-65 two minutes into the third quarter before Golden State seized command with another incredible scoring performance.
The Spurs actually bested the Warriors in three of the " Four Factors " that typically signify basketball success (see chart below) in Game 3 . Looney played 53 games in the regular season, including four starts. "You've got to play well to beat them". Manu Ginobili top-scored for the Spurs with 21 points off the bench, while Pau Gasol (12 points and 10 rebounds) had a double-double.
Pep Guardiola's City knocked in five at Watford to give departing home manager Walter Mazzarri a miserable send-off. Arsene Wenger said Arsenal were playing in a "hostile environment" at home as they failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Rinne had 36 saves in that one. Gibson made possibly his biggest save of the night by sliding across his crease to stone Roman Josi's blast from the face off dot with the Predators on a two-man advantage in the third, keeping it a 2-1 score.
The Frenchman was fastest after the first two laps of his four-lap qualifying run but lost control exiting Turn One, smashed head-on into the barriers and rolled before coming to a rest. "As a team , I think we did a lot of homework in the off-season for this race, and we tested here twice". Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to fix a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash in Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side can compete for the Premier League title next season if they do the right business in the upcoming summer transfer window. "Everybody goes; we have a few in crutches, but everybody goes". It's not been the happiest first season at Old Trafford for Jose but it could still work out if they beat Ajax on Wednesday night.
Johansen was injured during the Ducks' overtime victory in Game 4, which evened the series . Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan puts goalie Mat Murray in for Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario .
No, we're not really expecting Matt Olosunde to make his Premier League debut for Manchester United in this game. That meant Mourinho sent out an incredibly youthful starting line-up, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days, for a fixture that had little significance for either side.
Even with James and the rest of the starters sitting out the fourth quarter, the 130 points was the most ever scored by the franchise in a playoff game. That guy is a tough guy and he plays through a lot. "But I don't want to put that on any one guy". I'm excited about Game 3. Team president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and company have a bunch of options with the pick.
He brings a lot skill and flair to proceeding and has a keen eye for goal too, having scored eight goals in 21 Premier League 2 appearances this season. "Hopefully we'll get a good result , everybody will enjoy it and we'll play well". At the beginning of the month, Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho indicated that before the season is through he might have to play some of the U23s due to the injury crisis his club his now facing.
Juventus, alongside Real Madrid, are the only unbeaten team in this season's Champions League (W8 D3). The showpiece match is in Cardiff on 3 June. "Gigi is right, we are in the Final and must try to win it". Mbappe said the experience would prove useful to him personally, and to Leonardo Jardim's team as a whole. Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring at the Juventus Stadium 33 minuted in, before man of the tie, Dani Alves , doubled the lead with a thunderous volley just before the ...
Djokovic will make his second appearance of the day when he takes on Thiem at the Foro Italico after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 in a rain-delayed quarterfinal carried over from Friday. Thiem also beat an American but had to save two match points in a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) victory over Sam Querrey. In a matter between two of the taller players on the ATP Tour, the 6-foot-6 Zverev uncorked 12 aces and won 88 percent of his first-serve points (52 of 59) against the 6-9 ...
Oosthuizen was one over par for his first four holes, although that was good enough to lead by one from Americans Kyle Stanley and JB Holmes, with England's Ian Poulter a shot further back alongside Grillo, who had matched Garcia's 67. Rickie Fowler , the 2015 champion, also got off to a fast start until one bad shot went deep into the pines. He made double bogey, shot 38 on his second nine and had to settle for a 70.
So, yeah, I dont know, its hard to predict the future, especially when you have something that is very new like this with the option tire and all that, he said. "You can't pass anywhere". It's just on the bottom. Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray finished fourth and fifth. Harvick took the spot, and in the closing laps of stage three, Larson claimed third from Busch.
One of the chosen six was Angel Gomes who came off the bench for Wayne Rooney in the 88th minute. Gomes follows up his selection in the NxGn list of the world's best young players by making his Red Devils debut, and was also given the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the club - the youngest ever recipient of the trophy.
But now that the season is over, a part of Tucker will play the what-if game and what-could-have-been game had the Raptors had more time to familiarize themselves once Tucker and Ibaka were acquired, how Toronto's fate may have been altered had Lowry not hurt his wrist and then his ankle in Cleveland.
Asked if the young players were ready, the United manager said: "All together? No". "So I think, the match has to be on Saturday". "I think they really need my support, Nicky Butt's and supporters to understand hard job they have". Strong guy, strong mentality. He knows he needs to play on Sunday because he doesn't play or train for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace.
Fultz, 18, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game last season for the Huskies. In terms of individual highs, Thomas set new personal marks in field goal percentage (46.3 percent), 3-point percentage (37.9 percent) and free-throw percentage (90.9 percent).
But his first Premier League goal since August being the decisive one in the title pursuit will have boosted that. But if you can continue with these players you can improve a lot. "They said we did not want to play anymore, that we are lazy, and that is not true". Claudio Ranieri said he is proud to pass the Premier League title onto compatriot Antonio Conte after the Italian guided Chelsea to glory in his first season in England.
Alli's current deal at Spurs expires in 2022 and the youngster has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Spurs will play at Wembley Stadium next season with a move to a newly built stadium for the 2018-19 campaign.
Rooney received a generous ovation from the United support as he came off in the closing minutes on what could be his final appearance at Old Trafford, 16-year-old prospect Gomes coming on in his place to round off a positive day for Mourinho's men.
Cloud Computing beats Classic Empire by a nose to win the Preakness Stakes. Cloud Computing paid $28.80, $8.60, $6.00 for a $2 bet, while Classic Empire paid $4.40, $4.00 and Senior Investment $10.20. The victor is owned by Seth Klarman, who grew up three blocks from Pimlico in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood. "I think possibly some of the reason that we won today was because we were patient and didn't throw an inexperienced horse against a 20-horse field in the ...
The 23-year-old, who beat Serena Williams in France last year, retired with a neck injury in her semi-final against Elina Svitolina in Rome on Saturday. "But she turned it a little bit around ... she came back for a few games, and she played really, really well". It's really tough to stop because of the rain but here we are, I'm in the final and it's really nice.
It's reported they wore bespoke cream and beige outfits commissioned by Pepa & Co. Throw into the mix the most high-profile appearance yet of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry with his USA actress girlfriend and a future British king acting as page boy, Ms Middleton's marriage to financier James Matthews has sparked a press frenzy with papers poring over the wedding plans.
He stopped 24 of 26 chances in Game 4, including five on the penalty kill and one short-handed opportunity in his first start since April 6. "He's probably the fiercest competitor that I've been associated with in the game and last night I thought was an example of it".
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes admits that his side have endured a "disappointing" season in which they have fallen short of their targets. Mame Biram Diouf almost sent Stoke on their way after just 25 seconds, but Fraser Forster was Johnny on the spot to deny an early opening goal.
Hamilton's tire strategy paid off and guaranteed him a second victory over Vettel this season, but the German remains on top of the 2017 driver standings. Bottas bumped Kimi Raikkonen on the first turn, sending his Ferrari into Max Verstappen's Red Bull , damaging both cars' front suspension. The removal of the vehicle took three crucial laps and Mercedes waited until the last moment of it to pit Hamilton - the VSC ended as he crossed the white line in the pits - to prevent Ferrari ...
Premier League club Arsenal have given themselves a good hope of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League after beating Stoke City 4-1 on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Bet365 Stadium . Arsenal upped things slightly in the second half and they eventually made it count on 72 minutes. "I think especially at Everton, we were really unlucky because some decisions were really bad on the night".
A win will grant Nadal his 30th Masters title, equalling the record held by his vanquished opponent, Djokovic. Nadal and Djokovic could meet in the semifinals again next week in Rome, assuming Nadal remains in the draw after playing his 15 match in 26 days on Sunday.
When asked about the interest from Anfield , Draxler said: "It's not about Jurgen Klopp, about Liverpool or about different clubs from England. We are a club without financial problems and we have money to spend but it makes sense to think before we spend and that is what we are doing".
A Director of Football is said to take control of the club's everyday affairs but in my opinion, the position is more of an ambassador figurehead position in which you sound a lot more important to the club than you actually are. With a Champions League final against Real Madrid on the horizon, Allegri could well see out his Juventus days having won the triple. But let us do the job.
For Rising Pune Supergiant, making the playoffs has been a huge turnaround from the time when they were at the floor of the table; eleven days into the season, RPS were eighth in the standings with just one win from four matches . Kieron Pollard: The return to runs of the big West Indian is something of a boost for the MI think tank as he can change matches on his own. The average first innings total in VIVO IPL 2017 matches at the Wankhede Stadium is 172.
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".