After Game 1 , Leonard said he was in extreme pain after re-injuring the ankle. Coach Popovich will still be feeling filthy about his best player in Kawhi Leonard , but he didn't hesitate to criticize his team's lack of belief in themselves as they really didn't put up a fight after falling behind early.
You could get [Laurent] Koscielny in the back although he's not available for the final. "The gap between the two sides is enormous, it really is". Only Jose Mourinho's 2004-05 Chelsea side have earned more points, as he led them to a record-breaking 95 points.
So, as a Chelsea fan, I want to say at the bottom of my heart, thank you, Mr. John Terry , you were our Captain, Leader, Legend, and always will be. The 58-year-old ensured Brighton responded to last season's disappointment, when they lost... Wenger has endured his most hard season at Arsenal , one which divided the cub's support and ended without the promise of Champions League football for the first time in 20 years.
Sergio Garcia carded a hole-in-one on the famous par-three 17th in Thursday's opening round. Rickie Fowler, who won the year before, closed with a 79. "I really wish we could have that benefit". Defending champion Jason Day had a quadruple-bogey nine at the par-five 16th and a double-bogey at the par three 17th to shoot 80 and plunge to equal 60th.
Married to 22-time grand slam singles champion Steffi Graf , Agassi has devoted most of his time since his retirement 11 years ago to education in his hometown of Las Vegas and raising the couple's two children, who are now teenagers. Though he won titles in Toronto and Dubai since his Roland Garros triumph, the loss of his world number one ranking, as well as several early losses including at Wimbledon and the Australian Open , saw the Serbian split with his entire coaching team.
Today, Rafael Nadal won his third clay-court title of the season in Madrid and remains undefeated on the surface this year. Both players created two set points apiece during the breaker, but Nadal crucially took the second of his to claim it 10-8 and win the opening set.
Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season. Sturridge may also be looking to kick-start his stuttering career away from Anfield, and a fresh start at a club with the calibre of Newcastle's would be the ideal scenario for the usually potent 27-year-old, who is presumably desperate to prove his doubters wrong.
The hip injury took place in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, against the Cleveland Cavaliers . It gave them 111-108 victory and makes their outlook, even with the loss of injured star player Isaiah Thomas , brighter going into game four.
The Warriors are the first team to open the postseason with three consecutive four-game sweeps and the first to post a 12-0 record at any point of the postseason. The addition of David West and Matt Barnes has given the Warriors two more defensive-minded players off the bench to go along with Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee.
We are right in the middle of the Conference Finals in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and in this week's column, I'll be taking a look at how each series has played out to this point and what we can use moving forward to cash some playoff tickets on the ice.
Stamford Bridge erupted in celebration on Sunday as departing Chelsea captain John Terry lifted the Premier League trophy in Antonio Conte's record-breaking first season in charge, but the carnival atmosphere had a bitter-sweet edge.
The France global has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the arrival of manager Jose Mourinho and his good friend Paul Pogba at the club at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign. Griezmann may also be waiting to see whether his club, Atlético Madrid , have their transfer ban lifted. He was asked by the host about his future and he replied that he will know about in the coming two weeks.
Michy Batshuayi, who was largely disappointing throughout the season, was the unlikely hero on the day, as he scored the goal which led the Blues to the title, in Antonio Conte's first season as manager. He became a manager for the first time at Arezzo in July 2006, and move to Bari in December 2007 where he helped to crown the club as Serie B champions, promoting them to Serie A for the 2009/10 season, after his first full season in charge.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017 , in San Antonio . Steph Curry scored 36 points and had 6 assists. The Warriors have knocked down every team in front of them, while barely breaking a sweat. Popovich - whose team are trailing 3-0 in the series - said of the 39-year-old: "He is a special player, special human ...
However, they will need to re-focus quickly against an Arsenal side looking to make up for the disappointment of missing out on a place in the Champions League. The celebrations can not last too long, however, because Conte's side, who became the first team to win 30 league games in a 38-game top flight season in England, have only six days to wait until playing the FA Cup Final against London rivals Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday (May 27).
It may not be the only way, but it certainly has become The Spurs' Way, and, judging by the results - five championships and 20 consecutive playoff appearances - it's hard to argue with what it has produced. Or we could start having alumni on opposing teams try to take a shot at beating these two powerhouses during a seven-game series. Although there is one caveat: By awarding a greater home-court advantage to the No.
Mourinho told reporters: " Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he is a big manager, so to have that record of winning so many matches and losing so many matches is something that is not normal". They finish their league season with two home games, against Sunderland and Everton, in the final week of the campaign and Xhaka believes that victories in those four games will be enough to overhaul the teams above them and to finish in the top four.
The Warriors thumped the injury-plagued Spurs 129-115 in San Antonio on Monday to sweep the series 4-0 and book a place in the NBA Finals against the victor of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics .
The only other team that won more games was the Golden State Warriors , who clinched the conference, with a record of 67-15. The Warriors lured Gasol far from the paint - his comfort zone - and crushed the Spurs with mismatch both behind the arc and at the glass .
Asked at a fans event if he would be playing for City next season with Joe Hart - who has spent the season on loan at Torino - Clichy replied: "It's hard". "I know that I can even improve, even when I don't play, so I'm not anxious, but less injuries and I'll be happy next season". Toure, who has been with City since 2010, added: 'To be honest, to see me in another shirt would be quite hard'.
It was his first career loss to Atlanta in six starts. "Gwinnett has been last or next to last in attendance in the worldwide league every year in its existence except its first year", he said. "It's good to get the first couple (hits) out of the way", Adams said. Freese was arguing from the dugout about being called out on strikes, and Hurdle was tossed after coming on the field to protect his player.
Even though the San Antonio Spurs are understandably playing this close to the vest going into Game 3 , they've elevated Leonard from doubtful to questionable in advance of what is nearly certainly a must-win occasion on Saturday night.
The Predators are 52-32-13 overall and 30-9-9 at home while the Ducks are 56-28-14 overall and 22-17-9 on the road. The Ducks have been a resilient team so far in the playoffs, whether it has been when behind in games or trailing in a series .
There were children among the 22 killed in the attack, while 59 people were injured, Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins said early Tuesday. May, who faces an election in two-and-a-half weeks, said her thoughts were with the victims and their families.
He continued by saying that he and the club plan to build on a successful end to the season, and that includes keeping hold of their best players. "But we didn't want to sell him then and we don't want to sell him now - and neither do we need to sell him".
Rogers, who made it to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros past year, saved three set points before taking the opener. Rogers had held a game point for a 5-1 edge in the first set before suffering a pair of service breaks as the 12th-ranked Wozniacki won four straight games for a 5-4 lead.
That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million ($65 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. "The players came back stronger in the last two months and I'm very proud of them for doing that". Jurgen Klopp has also reiterated that Coutinho is here to stay, and thankfully, his deal runs until 2022 and there's no release clause - so there's no way a club can ...
Manchester City on their part sealed third spot and automatic qualification for the Champions' League group stage with an emphatic 5-0 win at Watford . Prior to yesterday, Per Mertesacker was probably looking ahead to pre-season for his next run out in an Arsenal shirt. The number of goals and assists from Gabriel Jesus in the Premier League .
But in terms of what they wanted to do at the beginning of the season, then it is a disappointment because everyone wants to play in the Champions League , especially big players and fans want to see their clubs there. We did the job until the end, he added. For me, it's the best competition and Liverpool needs to be there consistently, all the time, and I love the perspective.
David Moyes revealed that Sunderland had agreed to kick the ball out in the 26th minute so Chelsea could substitute John Terry with a guard of honour. You picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I had a bad game and disappointed you. Terry scored 67 goals in 717 appearances for Chelsea , winning 15 major honours in the process.
Though still a bit raw, he has stepped up in Leonard's absence against the Warriors , showing the kind of grit that the Spurs haven't always had on the roster. The Warriors have shown their strength by blasting through the playoffs in the normally rugged West. If the Warriors can continue to have success defending the three-pointer in Game 4, the Spurs are going to have to find other ways to score efficiently.
So, instead of looking at Game 4 fatalistically, try and enjoy how hard these overmatched Spurs are competing, and appreciate them for the incredible season they've had, regardless of how this series ends. "I think we've been doing a great job of that". "There are things on both sides of the ball that we can clean up, and that's what's, I guess, got our guys' attention or focus", Warriors acting head coach Mike Brown said.
Another concertgoer, 22-year-old Majid Khan, has told The Independent that she and her sister were exiting the venue after the show at around 10.40pm (local time) when a "huge bomb-like bang" went off that sent everyone into a panic as they tried to flee.
And as they've continued to play and play better and better and better, they've just risen in their games and with our team. A fan was heckling James about scoring only 11 points, including none in the fourth quarter. "That's all I've got to say about my performance". The good thing about his poor performance and his subsequent and somewhat childish reaction is that we finally received confirmation about something we've been questioning throughout the playoffs - LeBron James is, in fact, ...
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. As part of the plea agreement, Weiner will register as a sex offender and will also have to forfeit his iPhone, surrender his passport and continue mental health treatment.
Cloud Computing pulled off a major surprise in the Preakness Stakes in Maryland on Saturday, charging down the stretch to overtake Classic Empire and win the second race of US thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown . Senior Investment finished third. Only 12 horses have gone on to complete the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes in NY. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby , when he stalked leader State of Honor from second, this time Always Dreaming was first.
The government is expected to call an emergency Cabinet meeting. The football world led the tributes as British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her sympathy and condemned the incident. Abby Barker, who attended the concert, told ABC News that Grande had just left the stage when there was a loud bang. Many people offered spare rooms via social media for those stranded after the police suspended public transport serving the area.
Boston Celtics' Jonas Jerebko, top, from Sweden, defends against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland. kick-out three. "I had a tough game, period", he said. The line is a sky-high 16.5 points and while I think the Cavaliers handle the Celtics, I'm not a fan of laying that many points this far into the postseason.
The five-time European Cup winners overcame some early jitters to cruise to a 3-0 success over already-relegated Middlesbrough and ensure a place in the continent's leading club competition for just the second time in eight seasons. He said there had been a "spell" during the season that had been "difficult", adding that it had been "difficult for me in my personal situation".
Golden State leads the Western Conference finals 3-0 and has a chance to become the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0. 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.
Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka is returning to competitive tennis earlier than expected. Williams will miss Wimbledon this year after announcing her own pregnancy last month. Wimbledon starts on 3 July, and two-time Australian Open victor Azarenka said she is "ready to start competing" and plans to play in a warm-up event.
Wenger, in his 21st season in charge of the North London club, has found himself the subject of intense criticism and pressure this season as his side has struggled to maintain the kind of form which has seen them finish in the top four for the last 20 seasons.
Holmes, Alex Noren of Sweden, Chez Reavie and Jon Rahm of Spain are a shot back after shooting 68s, and 11 players, including Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Francesco Molinari of Italy, Daniel Berger and Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain are another stroke back after finishing in 69.
So he's gonna be there. "We'll see what the future brings", the 29-year-old Djokovic , who fell out of the top spot in the ATP rankings in November, said. "You're an fantastic player". "But today was one of these days where I really felt the ball great on the racquet, and a lot of risky shots went in".
Johansen was one of the biggest offensive threats for the Predators , having scored 3 goals along side 10 assists. Anaheim is also an impressive 5-2 on the road during its current playoff run. "I thought we had energy coming out, and it deteriorated throughout the game", captain Ryan Getzlaf said. And he has been a consistent threat in these playoffs, with a pair of five-game points streaks.
Arsene Wenger is yet to confirm whether he will still be manager next season while the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also uncertain, with both players stalling over new deals. With Laurent Koscielny getting suspended, I really do hope we have Shkodran Mustafi fit and available for the final at Wembley. But results at the Liverpool match and Manchester City match would have to go against either, to have seen our consecutive champions league appearance continue.
Marco Silva hailed the unwavering support of Hull City fans after the Tigers waved goodbye to the Premier League with a sorry 7-1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur. I am really disappointed because (the performance) is not like we work during the week, it is not how we prepare for the match. I think a couple of the lads who came in the January transfer window did a good job but can't be considered for the player of the season.
We have to keep working harder, keep getting better and hopefully next season we'll finish first. Not even 24 hours on from hosting its final game, the demolition team have moved quickly at White Hart Lane . None of the last 37 million spectators who entered... The times at Tottenham are certainly a changing. And it is the goals from academy graduate Kane over the last three seasons that have propelled the side up the standings.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has declared coach Zinedine Zidane the best in the world. As it turned out, Cristiano Ronaldo settled Real nerves at La Rosaleda Stadium by netting early, and Karim Benzema scored soon after half-time to render Barca's 4-2 comeback victory against Eibar meaningless.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has vowed to pick a strong line-up against Southampton in Wednesday's Premier League tie at St. Mary's. "Other clubs fighting for the top four would like to be in our position". I can not go to Man City or to Arsenal and put five kids at the same time all together. Spurs were deserved winners in their final match at White Hart Lane as Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane were the goalscorers.