Kante has scored one league goal and provided one assist this season, but it is his ability to break up play, shield Chelsea's defence and launch attacks that has been key. For this reason we must pay great attention. This season's Premier League title was Terry's fifth with Chelsea after wins in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 and 2014-15.
Jose Mourinho was the subject of criticism from fans of all Premier League clubs when Manchester United's starting line up for their final day clash against Crystal Palace was revealed. Paul Pogba , another player who came through the academy, doubled the home side's lead four minutes later, drilling a low effort under Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.
In this latest operation, performed Wednesday, Zimmer said doctors removed an oil bubble from his eye and inserted a gas bubble. He also hopes the operation is the last on his right eye but added, "I've thought that before". After wearing sunglasses during an outdoor rookie minicamp and media session on May 5, Zimmer coached at his football camp and talked to the media Saturday inside the Winter Park Fieldhouse without anything over his right eye, and it was partially closed.
The penalties sent Thompson from a two-stroke lead to a two-stroke deficit, which she overcame to get into a playoff before losing to eventual victor So Yeon Ryu. She has since used it as fuel. Everybody knows that. And I think for her, that's just a little confirmation. She can just rip it and have a shorter club in, which is nice to these firmer greens.
Alvaro Morata was introduced for Benzema in the closing stages, but Los Blancos failed to add to their advantage as they secured the league title with a 2-0 win. We must try to make it hard for them, as we have managed to do to many other teams this season. Barca won the game 4-2, but that wasn't enough to win them the title.
Cleveland led by a record 41 points at the half, and by 46 after three quarters. What has been most impressive is that LeBron James has expanded on that in the playoffs taking his game up another notch by leading the Cavaliers to a flawless 10-0 start to the postseason, including sweeping through the first two rounds.
It's Wall's first All-NBA honor. Of most interest is who deemed Russell Westbrook and LeBron James unworthy of the first team. "We've got to be a lot better for sure". He began the season with a 50-point, 15-rebound performance followed by a 45-point, 17-rebound day in his next game, setting the tone for a magnificent year.
But James and the Cavs were too strong. The Raptors played without their floor general Kyle Lowery , so it all fell on the shoulders of Compton native DeMar DeRozan , who finished the game with 20 points. It is a measure of LeBron James' greatness that he scored 35 points despite wearing six-foot-six 245-pound P.J. Tucker for most of the game. Kyrie Ball: Kyrie Irving took over when the Cavs went behind by one point in the fourth quarter, scoring 11-straight points to give the Cavs ...
Saturday night's 3-1 defeat to the equally shorthanded Nashville Predators put Anaheim in a 3-2 hole, requiring it to win Game 6 Monday night in the cauldron of noise known as Bridgestone Arena. "Getzlaf's comment in Thursday's game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable", Colin Campbell, NHL's executive vice president of hockey operations, said in a statement.
Looking beyond Friday's contest, a platoon situation with Ezequiel Carrera in left field could be the best way to give Alford frequent time - although Pillar will return from his suspension soon. Toronto Blue Jays' center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended by his club for two games after shouting an anti-gay slur at an opposing pitcher during their match against the Atlanta Braves.
The 25-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, but now says he has no plans to leave the capital. Sunday's 2-0 win at Malaga confirmed Real Madrid as champions for the 2016-17 campaign, with Barcelona finishing three points behind their bitter rivals in second position.
Arsenal must avoid complacency and carry the intensity they showed in Wednesday's win over Southampton into their three remaining games to achieve a top four finish in the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger has said. "As I've said in the past, the most important thing is Arsenal and what we do as a team now", Ozil stated. "We are aware we need to win all our remaining games to be in the race for the Champions League".
Following his side's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night, Wenger was asked where Arsenal have gone wrong in the title race. The Gunners still need Liverpool or Manchester City to drop points before they stand a chance, but Wenger's side have now regained crucial momentum and confidence ahead of their final two games against Sunderland and Everton.
When asked about his future Simeone said, according to the Independent : "I am staying here". Chelsea are bound to be linked with a host of player in the summer and Griezmann has always been touted as a target for Premier League clubs. We've had six years of competing in an incredible way, with a change of stadium that will force us to take action to bring even more success. Sunday's match was the last at the Vicente Calderon as Atletico prepare to move into their new Wanda ...
The La Liga season is drawing towards a tantalising finale as Real Madrid and Barcelona's respective title challenges go to the final day. "We still have one game to go". Ronaldo should have completed yet another hat-trick when he somehow managed to fire wide with the goal gaping before he was replaced with six minutes remaining.
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham, two days after she was rejected by the French Open because of her recent doping ban. Wimbledon's wildcard committee, which meets on June 20, could have granted a wildcard to the former world number one. Sharapova was this week told that she would not be granted a wildcard invite to the French Open which starts later this month.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed Harry Kane after he won the Golden Boot for a second straight Premier League season, but sympathised with Hugo Lloris after the goalkeeper missed out on the Golden Glove. The South Korea global cut the ball back to Alli, who checked on to his right foot and fired his shot low under David Marshall. Spurs finish the season with the best attack, best defence and best goalscorer in the Premier League.
But they crashed to a heavy defeat in south London , with goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt securing Palace - and Swansea's - safety. That's something we'll discuss in the future. "If you've got the label, you accept it (as a firefighter), but building for the future relieves the stress on you".
In the team named by Walters earlier today, Milford was named at five-eighth in place of Johnathan Thurston (pending JT's fitness). "He's probably the best fullback I've ever seen. "We feel Anthony deserves an opportunity at the next level to show everyone that he's capable", Walters said. Boyd's move back to the wing would prompt a backline reshuffle with Test winger Valentine Holmes the possible unlucky omission.
United boss Mourinho reached the milestone of games in England's top flight on Sunday and his side marked the occasion by recording a 2-0 win over Palace at Old Trafford . The press officer with him immediately asked if there were any questions, and after none were forthcoming in the six seconds or so before she then said "No?", Mourinho promptly added "good - bye guys" and left.
United now face a crucial Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday evening with a place in next season's Champions League at stake. United's performance belied the starting line-up's tender average age of 22 years 284 days, with Harrop marking his first appearance with a superb effort that kicked off a surprisingly comfortable 2-0 win against Palace.
That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million in revenue and increase the pressure on Gunners boss Wenger, who has endured a miserable season filled with fan protests and calls for his resignation. "It's very sad", the Frenchman said. Here, Press Association Sport's Jim van Wijk takes a look back a five things we learned from the 38th and final game of the 2016/2017 Premier League season.
The Celtics' upset win in Cleveland closed the Cavs lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. Several shots during the game caught the four-time Pro Bowler, he of the "Yo soy fiesta" line and infamous Party Ship, putting the "bro" in "brooding".
The 16-year-old wide man has been a regular in United's junior teams but has never gone out on loan. It has been an infuriatingly inconsistent season for the Old Trafford giants, with their fine form in Europe a stark contrast to their stuttering league displays.
Crosby, 29, incurred a concussion in the first period of Game 3 of the Pens' Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Capitals after receiving a slash from Alex Ovechkin and a cross check to the head from Matt Niskanen in quick succession.
Al Albuquerque (0-1) walked the first two batters of the inning and reliever Travis Wood walked Max Kepler , loading the bases with no outs for Polanco. Karns exited his start Friday after five innings and threw just 72 pitches due to stiffness in his arm. Speaking of Hosmer, he and Alex Gordon were both hard outs the entire first game as they combined to go 3-6 with 3 walks.
This was a worthy Game 7, a tight, well-fought nerve-wracker that could have gone either way. "It was unbelievable to be in there and feel that energy, feel that enthusiasm, the passion that 20,000 people had and just thrive off that". He had a hustle game for the ages to endear himself to the Boston crowd, flying on both ends in transition and even grabbing a defensive rebound jumping from his booty.
He could start Jaylen Brown and put him on the wing with Green while Bradley plays point guard. Marcus Smart , who drew the start in place of Thomas , had one of the best games of his career, finishing with 27 points and making 7 of 10 3-pointers.
Words like "rough" and "vicious" aren't normally terms of endearment, but in the context Cherry was putting that Game 5, and the series as a whole, into there's no greater compliment. Game 6 will be played in Nashville on Monday. May. There was hope that Eaves might be on the radar in terms of potential availability when the coach said after Game 5 that he has moved to day-to-day status but that has dimmed.
Andrew Ayew grabbed a 72nd-minute victor for West Ham United to give them a 2-1 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. Ayew's father made his son's position clear in an interview with Le Parisien last week, talking up a return to Marseille for the West Ham player.
As reported by Chelsea's official website , Luiz said: "He likes to work, that is his secret". But, having secured Premier League glory this time around, Antonio Conte's side will play against Europe's elite in 2017-18. Costa had threatened to douse the flames and jeopardise the title bid in January, when he apparently had his head turned by a lucrative offer to join Chinese Premier League side Tianjin Quanjian.
Silva responded by introducing winger Kamil Grosicki in place of defender Curtis Davies and, while Spurs arguably eased up, Hull improved after the break. The 23-year-old scored more goals than Middlesbrough this season and is seemingly well on the way to becoming a Tottenham legend. "We are delighted with the way we finished".
Novak Djokovic staved off a huge upset in his first match since splitting with his long-time coaching team to beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in the second round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. Fognini had three career wins over Nadal, including one in the 2015 U.S. Open, but had lost the last three in straight sets. "I'm sure the discussions about whether to give it or not were long.
Let's get it on, Indongo, wherever you are at. I'm a fighter. That's up to my promoter, Bob Arum. Unbeaten American Terence Crawford kept his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization junior welterweight titles on Saturday by stopping Dominican southpaw Felix Diaz after 10 rounds.
Yes, the long-awaited Canelo-GGG fight is a done deal for September 16 , likely in Las Vegas but, as Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said , he's already fielded calls from around the world, such as Dubai and England. I think the strategy was smart, fight him in the middle of the ring , that's what we wanted to do. Canelo showed tonight how good he can be. The Mexican showed that his youth - 26, he is nine years younger than Triple G - and speed will be a real concern for Golovkin ...
But United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the France worldwide with the teenager saying he will assess his future at the Stade Louis II after the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers with his national team. Kylian Mbappe has an average shot accuracy of 76% in Ligue 1 this season. Jurgen Klopp will be in the market for top players to strengthen his squad as he hopes his side can wrap up a Champions League spot on Sunday, and that will be a major boost for their pulling power in the summer ...
LeBron James , who scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half, has never lost a playoff series when up 2-0 and this series now shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 Sunday and Tuesday, with outmanned Boston perhaps missing star guard Isaiah Thomas.
Pogba was substituted just before halftime. Demi Mitchell, Josh Harrop, Scott McTominay all make their Premier League bows. They recruited Allardyce five months after he left Sunderland to become the England manager having similarly inspired his former club to avoid relegation, and he said: " I would have hoped (if I had stayed) that Sunderland would not have been threatened with relegation because of how we finished last season.
Late in the qualifying session for the second group, he had a four-lap average at 231.442 miles per hour and will start on the inside of the fourth row - that was a full miles per hour faster than Carpenter's fast run on Saturday. His teammate, JR Hildebrand , will start sixth. Doctors at Indiana University Methodist Hospital said the 38-year-old driver has multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip.
Wayne County spokeswoman Lisa Croff said Thursday morning that the autopsy is being conducted by the county Medical Examiner's office. "For the lion that was Chris Cornell, we send a prayer to his lioness", said Bono. Around 1984, he formed the iconic band Soundgarden in Seattle, where he was born. Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album " Superunknown ", which debuted at No.
Madrid's 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo on Wednesday night puts them on top of La Liga with 90 points, three ahead of Barca. "We're all playing as we are thanks to the work of Zidane, thanks to his rotations we can now win the double", midfielder Isco told reporters after a sensational display against Celta.
Against the Spurs, they challenge you no matter who's out there. Manu Ginobili, amid plenty of questions about whether his career is ending, said the Spurs planned to lose the first three games of this series simply to make their comeback look more impressive.
Sebastian Prodl of Watford is shown a red card by referee Lee Mason after picking up his second yellow of the game during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2017 in London , England. "It will be emotional", Fabregas added. "I was delighted to get on the scoresheet and more importantly to get the win". Terry was named to start in the league for the first time since September 11 against Swansea and began a first game since the February 18 ...
That rise kept the Magic from getting L.A.'s unprotected first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and they will instead get this year's No. 33 pick and next season's second-round selection. Boston can select no lower than fourth in the June draft. Fans may not like that. Well, except for that one skill, the one the Sixers desperately need.
Classic Empire took the fight to the Kentucky Derby victor from the start, and he knocked out Always Dreaming midway on the far turn. It looked as if Classic Empire would go on to win, but Cloud Computing ran him down on the outside.
The delay in appearing for his mandatory press conference initially led to suggestions that Guardiola was giving his players a changing room dressing down despite the 3-1 victory, but the Spaniard soon appeared in a chirpy mood to explain himself with a very good reason.
Free webinar: Register now to learn about Closing the Gap between Government and IT with Army and Military Health System. Chelsea, meanwhile, are aiming to become the first club to win 30 Premier League games in a season, having won 29 on two occasions.
Westbrook, for instance, became the first player since 1961-62 to average a triple double for an entire season. Westbrook and Harden had two historical years, and James and Leonard were easily the best and second-best players in the National Basketball Association this season.
The Netherlands midfielder grabbed the victor against Manchester City on December 31, scored at home to Chelsea and Arsenal , and was arguably Liverpool's best player in the 2-0 win over Tottenham in February, a result that got the team back on track after a run of poor form.
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.