One top-flight win from five followed, and soon it was clear this would not be the same walk in the park for Pep Guardiola he has enjoyed in the past. " Watford had big troubles in defence but always, the last game of the season when you play for something, is complicated". And the Manchester City manager also hopes that Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne will help in that aim by shedding his tag as the Premier League's almost man in the goalscoring stakes.
For good measure, he also won Madrid for a fifth time , ending a seven-match losing streak, stretching back over two years against Djokovic in the process. Title favourite Simona Halep was rated only 50-50 on Wednesday after damaging ankle ligaments and will give an update on her fitness on Friday. The British No.
While most teams would have waived the white flag - Houston Rockets-style - the Celtics instead played their best game since last Monday's emotional Game 7 win over the Wizards. Turnovers: 12 (Smart 3, Bradley 2, Crowder 2, Horford 2, Olynyk 2, Brown). Then the unthinkable happened: With the score tied at 108 in Game 3, Celtics Coach Brad Stevens took a timeout to advance the ball to half court so he could give Boston the chance to win with one of his favorite plays .
New Jersey has repeatedly attempted to skirt the federal prohibition on sports gambling and is now awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court on whether it will review the state's appeal on the issue. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), restricts betting on professional and college sports games in all but four states including Delaware, Montana, Nevada and OR, and only Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey allow online gambling.
Much has been made of Ball's pedestrian college basketball stats and claims of being able to beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 back in his heyday. It began with Leahy questioning Ball about how many pairs of the $495 sneakers that Ball's company, Big Baller Brand, had sold.
PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Chris Kunitz's goal in double overtime sent the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup Final . The missed opportunity that stood out the most to Malkin came during a Penguins power play in the first period. NOTES: The home team is 21-20 in overtime Game 7s in National Hockey League playoff history.
The Cavaliers played a marvelous first half. The four-time MVP hasn't been that bad since Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks in which he scored just eight points. well, it's dumb. LeBron James faced a unique challenge in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics on Tuesday. "But one of my first text messages I got (after the game) was from Isaiah".
Coutinho signed a new contract with Liverpool in January that takes him through to 2022. While Coutinho is happy on Merseyside, we can't imagine he doesn't sometimes wonder what life will be like in Spain alongside Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Neymar...
In turn, his form attracted interest from Jurgen Klopp who will undoubtedly be looking for reinforcements this summer with Liverpool on track to return to the Champions League . At the same time , Liverpool are likely to need to bid a similar amount to prise Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the summer. The club's existing transfer mark stands at the £35m ill-advisedly paid for Andy Carroll in 2011 and the American owners have shown they are prepared to back the manager with big ...
The FC panel were all positive after watching Manchester United thoroughly dominate an electric, albeit young Ajax side. It became Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years and took place just two days before Jose Mourinho and his charges were set to claim their elusive Europa League title in Stockholm , Sweden.
Celtics react to falling short in Eastern Conference finals. The Cleveland regulars were 16 of 33 from behind the arc through three quarters - after the Cavs went 19 of 39 on treys in a 44-point win in Game 2. Crucial postseason roles had been played by Avery Bradley , Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Jonas Jerebko - all having arrived outside the lottery. The Cavaliers continued their hot-shooting start and set the franchise record for the most points scored in a half on the way to a ...
The 32-year-old, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games. The Boston Celtics need a win tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to keep their season alive. The C's hung tough in spurts of the series, including an impressive comeback win in Game 3, but Cleveland never had too much trouble with Boston en route to its third straight NBA Finals appearance.
Neither the Warriors nor the Spurs have not commented on Vasquez's lawsuit, and you can't really expect them to take time out of their preparation for Saturday's Game 3 to address what seems like a joke, but is actually a real lawsuit that real people are trying to bring to court.
Wenger has also admitted that the uncertainty contributed to the club's first finish outside the top four in two decades. They also suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League . "We will see if he can start", Wenger said. Chelsea won the Premier League this season - the fifth time they have done so under the ownership of billionaire Roman Abramovich, who has spent heavily since taking control in 2003.
There was an element of good fortune about his goal as the ball dropped kindly for Terry in the area, he struck it with his shin and it went in off the post. "Tonight was tough but next week I'm going to be in bits, I know". Terry, Chelsea's emblematic skipper, will end his 22-year association with the club at the end of the season and seems certain to start at least one of their final two games.
ET, and it will be televised by NBC . Crosby would dig out the ball, determined. Over the past two playoff runs the Senators have had, Ryan has picked up two goals and four points in Games 6 and 7. The puck can hit the goaltender, a defender, a teammate, a stick, a post. Prior to Game 7 in the second round against the Washington Capitals , Malkin stopped just short of predicting victory.
Manchester United winning the Europa League was never really in doubt, was it? It remains to be seen if Griezmann will link up with Ibrahimovic next season, with the Swede, now recuperating from a serious injury, yet to decide on whether to play another year at Old Trafford or look for pastures anew.
To see that third goal - that empty-netter - that's a great relief. And Ryan Getzlaf , who has been a beast in these playoffs, finished every check, inserting himself into every post-whistle scrum and striking up a conversation with every Predators player.
The same game plan, as shown by Manchester United at Old Trafford, can work against Chelsea but should Mustafi fail to recover it places a significant responsibility on Holding, who only earned his first call-up to England's Under-21s last summer.
James, arguably the premier player in the game, leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but United States loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. Kevin Love (12 points, seven rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (11 points) both continued their outstanding level of play and were key in Cleveland's huge first-quarter run.
Heading into the French Open , the. Both Murray and Kerber have struggled to look the part since beginning 2017 in the respective top spots, and, if you believe their detractors, they have only managed to hold on to their position because fate has been kind to them.
Well, fast forward to now, with James on the brink of punching his ticket to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals , and the three-time league champion is now clarifying those original remarks about chasing the ghost of MJ. That was my mindset when I started playing the game. The Cleveland regulars were 16 of 33 from behind the arc through three quarters - after the Cavs went 19 of 39 on treys in a 44-point win in Game 2.
Especially not on home ice. With the series heading to Nashville , where the Predators are 5-0 at home, look for Johansen to get a much-needed break from his pesky shadow. Members of the Tennessee Titans showed up in force to take in the game, and the team's offensive linemen put on a show to hype the crowd before the game.
The team will now be looking to face either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers who are the defending champions that wrested the title from Golden State Warriors last season. But even the added rest may not be enough for Kerr, who told ESPN after Tuesday's win that he's still "day by day". San Antonio would go on to lose all four games in the series by a combined 64 points.
The Ottawa Senators dominated Boston then rallied by the New York Rangers on the legs of seemingly tireless defenseman Erik Karlsson , the inspirational play of goaltender Craig Anderson and a neutral zone trap created to frustrate and suffocate opponents in equal measure.
Arsenal have won the competition twice in the last three seasons but on both occasions they had also sealed Champions League qualification after a top-four finish. We've got the league title and they're going to want to win because they missed out on the top four'. We're going to try and stop them because we want the double.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi is recovering from a motocross training accident that occurred on Thursday evening, May 25th. If the results are positive, today the Doctor could go home. A group of students sent a message of good healing to Valentino Rossi . Rossi had led the championship until last weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans , where he crashed on the last lap while battling for victory with Spanish team mate Maverick Vinales .
The Warriors would like to regain the title they earned by defeating Cleveland in the 2015 Finals. "It's a tribute to what I've been able to do with this game". Victory secures a seventh consecutive NBA Finals for James, winning two titles in four appearances with Miami Heat between 2011 and 2014, before returning to home-town team Cleveland.
Will Alexis Sanchez move to the Bundesliga? "Sanchez then had an incident at the club". Alexis Sanchez scores again - Could it be his last Premier League goal for the Gunners? The Chile global has spoken of his desire to compete for the biggest trophies in football and his frustration at Arsenal's inability to challenge for them this season.
Paul Merson believes Arsenal's chances of beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final are extremely low, particularly with Per Mertesacker set to play as the club cope with a defensive crisis. We're going to try and stop them because we want the double. The Gunners will, of course, be desperate for some silverware after missing out on the top four, intensifying the uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger's future, but Moses added: "We don't feel any pressure, we're just taking this ...
We had a few big rivalries but time has ended all that and I think we have big respect. "That is the next step". Arsenal and Manchester United meet in a Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England .
Vince Edwards , the senior-to-be Purdue forward, will withdraw from the 2017 NBA Draft and return to Purdue for his senior season. Swanigan is projected by most to be a second round draft pick, despite the fact that he was a better college player than many who will be taken ahead of him.
In December I wrote in this space coming out of Sherman berating Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell from passing from the 1-yard line during the win over the Los Angeles Rams a story on it. A week later, against the Cardinals, Sherman was on the field for 99 snaps, including four on special teams. The game ended 6-6. "He's always looking at what other people are doing", a former Seahawks assistant coach told Wickersham about Sherman.
With all that being said, the Cleveland Cavaliers know the Golden State Warriors are getting a lot of rest waiting for the 2017 NBA Finals to kick off, and the Cavs likely want to do the same. The Celtics have played better in Games 3 and 4, though. There is no doubt about it that the Celtics ball movement makes them one of the most hard teams to guard, but there needs to be an intent to score the ball.
It's now 5,995 and counting after James concluded another masterpiece with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Despite falling short of their championship goals, Thomas has proven himself to be capable of leading an elite National Basketball Association squad and the Celtics are proving to be a team that is a few pieces away from contending for more than a No.
The duo helped pound the final nail in the coffin by combining for 28 points during a third quarter that saw Cleveland outscore Boston , 34-17. By the second half, about the only suspense laid in when James would break Michael Jordan's record for playoff points at 5,987.
The French coach was asked if he thought he was appreciated by the giant Spanish club. "We are only thinking about the three final ( matches ) that we have got coming up". This game was originally scheduled for February but had to be postponed due to storm damage at Balaidos , with its rearrangement for the final week of the season creating some extra drama.
The sophistication of Abedi's backpack device has led to concerns a bomb maker could still be at large. The official threat level was raised late on Tuesday to its highest level, " critical ", meaning an attack is expected imminently. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday described the leaks as " irritating ". U.S. officials informed on the matter told the newspaper that the USA did not have permission to share the intelligence and that the leak jeopardises cooperation with the ...
Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League on Sunday, missing out on Champions League football for the first time since 1997. "Maybe (we are more attractive) but it's one thing saying you're coming to play in the Champions League and another proving you're good enough to play in it".
As long as the rains hold off, there should be a full day of action at the SEC tournament without incident for the first time this week. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville built a 3-0 lead through two innings for Trevor Stephan on Luke Bonfield's two-run home run and Jack Kenley's RBI double, but the Hogs missed out on other scoring chances.
Some of the clues suggesting Abedi was part of a wider terror network in Manchester have been revealed in leaked photos of the remnants of the bomb itself. A USA law enforcement official later authenticated the photos and said they had been provided by British authorities to American investigators, CNBC reported .
The Red Devils enjoyed a 25-game unbeaten run in the Premier League this season, but were ultimately forced to settle for a sixth-place finish. After stating that he wanted to act as if the last three years had never happened when he was initially announced as the new Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho's opening season at Old Trafford has been an overwhelming disappointment.
The 19-year-old Rashford, who started for United in the Europa final, will not now go to the European Under-21 Championship, while Kane, the Premier League scoring champion, is fit and available to Southgate for the first time after missing the manager's first six games.
The Ducks' biggest sequence of the third period, though, came when it killed off a Predators two-man advantage following a pair of delay of game penalties that came 32 seconds apart. But the Predators seemed to be playing at another level. Standing in their way is the same team that eliminated them in the 2016 playoffs - the Nashville Predators .
The North Londoners surpassed the total achieved by Leicester City win they won the title last season when they rounded off the campaign with back-to-back 6-1 and 7-1 wins over the Foxes and Hull. "I haven't got a plan to stop him", Moses told ESPN. "We're going to try and stop them because we want the Double". Wenger has been at the helm for six of those triumphs and one more would see the Frenchman on his own with seven wins, surpassing the six won by Aston Villa manager George Ramsay ...
Horschel, who had missed the cut in his only previous Nelson appearances before this season (2011, 2012), became the 35th, and final, Nelson champion crowned in Irving before the event shifts next season to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas .
Kieran Gibbs has added to the extraordinary defensive crisis at Arsenal that has already sidelined Laurent Koscielny , Gabriel and nearly certainly Shkodran Mustafi from Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea . Mertesacker last started on April 30 a year ago, when he was substituted early in the second half of a 1-0 victory at home to Norwich City. They won the English Premier League, but Chelsea's players will not take to the streets for a victory parade following the ...
As well as the unbeaten record , Celtic also secured a record points total of 106 as well as the record goals total of 106, and Rodgers says it's not only about the record but how his players have achieved such milestones. "It's been a great season", added the 44-year-old Northern Irishman. "You come in and plan to win". Rodgers did however confirm that Griffiths sent him a message of apology for the incident and that the striker continues to be a major part of his club.
Travis, whose nickname is "Doctor Chill", wears number 59 for the Sox. Travis has hammered left-handed pitching throughout the last couple years, and it seems plausible that he'll be part of some sort of platoon with Moreland at least for the time being.
The Frenchman's future is clouded in uncertainty after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 21 years, with the levels of discontent among the club's support growing louder as the season progressed.