Champions Trophy tournament director Steve Elworthy was not anticipating any withdrawals. England captain Eoin Morgan led from the front with a superb century as his side posted 339 for six in their day/night first one-day global at Headingley on Wednesday.
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Winning the Europa League - courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday - was a game-changer for United and Mourinho . "We tried to focus on the win and lift the trophy and try to lift the spirit of the town". "It wasn't easy going into it, it's on everyone's mind. And we didn't. we just came to do our job". Speaking to Rio Ferdinand in a wide ranging BT Sport documentary, Old Trafford Uncovered - with Jose Mourinho , that was filmed before United's triumph in ...
With man-of-the-season Roger Federer sitting it out to focus on Wimbledon , defending champion Novak Djokovic just showing signs of finding his mojo and world number one Andy Murray badly out of sorts, Nadal is clear favourite. "With Novak sort of hitting that peak by winning the French a year ago he has talked about some issues off court, some motivational issues, so perhaps Andre can give him an insight into an avenue, a way where to be more easily fired up".
The Terrapins quickly fought back, putting up three spots in the third and fourth innings against Iowa starter Nick Gallagher. In this particular circumstance, however, it ended with a win, when Iowa took down the Terrapins, 9-8. Iowa then took an 8-7 lead into the seventh, but the Terrapins responded with a run in the seventh to tie it. Iowa struck last with a single run in the ninth to take the ballgame.
The Cavaliers trailed the Celtics by a point late in the third quarter and their star forward had a fast-break opportunity to give his team the lead. The incredible statistics put up by James further his legacy as one of the greatest players we have ever seen in this league, and only make the discussion of "who is the all-time greatest" even more heated, as James continues to creep up on Jordan in wins and championships as well.
After the Celtics came away with a 111-108 win on Avery Bradley's 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left, Jae Crowder said the team was bothered by all the questions about Thomas during pregame interviews. Then, in the fourth quarter, as the game got tight, James couldn't snap out of his funk. No challenge seems too hard for the Celtics at this point, however, so expect them to be firing right back at Cleveland all night long.
He went on to strike out the next three batters to close out the victory and put Boston's pitching staff in the record books. He wrapped the game with two hits in five at-bats and two RBIs. "They're going to stay in it and fight all the way to the end", Banister said. Mookie Betts , who is becoming very comfortable back in the leadoff spot, has five hits, five walks and five runs during this winning streak.
Mourinho has received criticism for the quality of United's football , but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season's Champions League . As winners of the Europa League Manchester will play the winners of the Champions League , Real Madrid or Juventus, in the European Super Cup in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8.
Three trophies in season (he includes the Community Shield). Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unclear as United's injured top scorer is out of contract this summer, when Michael Carrick - awarded a testimonial - also sees his deal at expire.
Jordan appeared in 179 postseason games; James played his 212th. 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 .
They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis. Previous year he retired at the third round stage. Djokovic , who lost his No. 1 ranking to Murray a year ago, has won only one of his last 11 tournaments.
Only Arsenal and Manchester United have done the double a few times (on three occasions each) and the chance to join that very exclusive club will provide the Blues with an added incentive on Saturday evening. The two sides each won their home Premier League fixtures, with Arsenal winning 3-0 on September 24 and Chelsea claiming a 3-1 victory on February 4.
Then we improved the vehicle for the afternoon and the conditions improved too. Vettel, a four times world champion with Red Bull who leads Hamilton by six points after five races, was second and a mere 0.196 slower than the Briton with a time of 1:13.621.
The world number one defeated the Russian at the US Open in 2014, winning 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2, before triumphing again in Beijing previous year, running out a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victor. Who knows? The champions from 2010 to 2015 - Serena Williams (2013 and 2015), Maria Sharapova (2012 and 2014), Li Na (2011) and Francesca Schiavone (2010) - are absent.
Jonathon Simmons had 13 while LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with only 8 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the floor. "When you lose by an average of 20 points per game in the last three games, you look at them in the eyes and say, "Congratulations, man, you beat us fair and square".
It was his seventh goal in 10 outings for City with Waford appearing to down tools under sacked manager Walter Mazzarri . "Next season we will be better, and as a coach I am better than the year before, but it is not simple", he said.
And with the combination of a tow and DRS he sailed around the outside of Vettel at turn one to reclaim the lead he had lost at the start. Daniel Ricciardo was able to come home in third, as his team-mate Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen crashed out on the first lap.
But they found a way to overcome adversity and win. He hasn't played since May 18 after leaving during the third period of Game 4 against the Ducks, but Predators Captain Mike Fisher plans on being ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The last of Nadal's 14 grand slam titles came on a drizzly day in Paris in 2014 when he beat David Ferrer and there have been times since then when his major-winning days looked over. Justine Henin won her fourth and her last French Open title by defeating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic. - Another in-form player, Dominic Thiem , has reached the last 16 in three of his last four grand slam appearances - including a run to the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2016.
With 40 more points, James could also become the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 6,000 points in the playoffs. James said he embraced Isaiah Thomas , who sat out the last three games of the series after playing the first two with a hip injury, later paying tribute to Boston's little big man.
In years past, teams had three rounds of roster cuts to get to the league mandated 53 man roster. The result could be more games ending in ties. The NFL has announced four rule changes for the 2017 season. Overtime was also changed to a shorter period. While most sports fans probably agree that excessively choreographed celebrations are stupid, simply showing emotions isn't a bad thing.
Wenger again refused to confirm whether he will still be Arsenal's manager next season and was keen to emphasise this weekend's Wembley showdown with Chelsea will not affect his future. "It is important but it's not everything". Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years?' "I've got the final to look forward to this season, so it's something that I'm going to enjoy".
Andre Agassi has admitted that he initially rejected Novak Djokovic's proposal to coach him but that his wife, Steffi Graf , persuaded him to take the job. Djokovic is the defending French Open champ, defeating Murray in four sets in last year's final. Worth keeping an eye on some of the up-and-coming younger guys in Paris , such as Alexander Zverev , Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios.
Last night, Barcelona fans around the globe, had their fingers crossed that Celta Vigo could do us a huge favour. "My miss? I opened the scoring and scored our second, that's the important thing". "We're happy with that, but we're only thinking about tomorrow's match and he'll not travel to Vigo". "We are giving our absolute all in every game, every move, giving everything".
It was a target that always looked to much for AB De Villiers' team, even if half-centuries from Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis threatened to make the chase interesting. "Couldn't get a partnership going [with the bat] and at the end of the day we were outplayed". They dominated the bowling and manipulated us, probably 20-30 above par and we didn't bat well enough.
ESPN's Brett Okamoto confirmed Nelson's signing, adding that his debut fight with the promotion is still to be determined. Nelson became a free agent after dropping a decision to Alexander Volkov in April at UFC on FOX 24 . His most notable wins in the UFC came against Stefan Struve , Mirko Cro Cop, Matt Mitrione , Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira , Antonio Silva, and Kimbo Slice.
World number one Andy Murray , who has been struggling this season, will play Russian Andrey Kuznetsov and faces a potential third-round with either claycourt specialist Nicolas Almagro or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro . But what I see on the court, I don't like. "This is not going to be easy obviously for him". "I asked for his contact number to thank him for talking nicely about me in the press", Djokovic said.
A red flag triggered after Canadian rookie Lance Stroll had crashed his Williams going into Casino Square as the one-hour mark neared, was in some measure a factor in Mercedes' unhappy afternoon. "We committed to the set-up as it takes longer than a session to change and we chose to push through and collect some data", he told Sky Sports television.
This comes after a knife attack a year ago at her home. Thiem has constantly maintained his spot in the top 10 rankings since June 2016 and made it to the semis of Roland Garros past year, which makes him even more unsafe this time around.
Up to the end of 2016, Djokovic was being coached by another legend, six-time major victor Boris Becker . Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, is regarded as one of the finest players in the history of tennis and his total of four Australian Open titles was a record until Djokovic won for a fifth time in Melbourne, in 2015.
Paper Round's view: United's qualification for next season's Champions League was always going to result in a big transfer splurge and it's evident that Mourinho feels the team still need a lot of additions. Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United "only played long balls and didn't take any risks", turning Ajax's first European final in 21 years into what he called "a boring game".
But the Durham and Rising Pune Supergiants star was passed fit on Friday and will be available to bowl at Southampton. "If you didn't have him in any team, you'd be disappointed", the Yorkshire quick added. There are no significant signs of an injury but we will assess it over the next few days. England look strong contenders for the Champions Trophy this year and their performance at Leeds would have sent a strong message to the other teams in the race.
Per Mertesacker wants Arsene Wenger to remain in charge of Arsenal beyond the end of the season. "So let's see what's going on there but we are ready to win". Laurent Koscielny offered little resistance at Stamford Bridge and is suspended following his dismissal against Everton. Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt due to concussion.
Mourinho said: "It is so unfair what happened to him". "For me, it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last", Mourinho said, having added to this season's Community Shield and EFL Cup successes. "But he played. He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo , Luke Shaw, Ashley Young , Eric Bailly , they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything".
Ricciardo got all the proof he needed once on track with his second-fastest 1:13.207 proving better than Kimi Raikkonen who was another tenth back in third in the second Ferrari , and the Toro Rossos of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz impressed in fourth and fifth.
I owe this to this team and to this club. The new contract will also contain a compensation fee worth €20m which the Italian will be entitled to if Chelsea sack him during the duration of the deal. We will focus on ourselves and train hard. "If we have this in the same proportion as Arsenal or more, we have the possibility to win or do the double".
Novak Djokovic has been in a slump for almost a year (his last Grand Slam title came at the 2016 French Open , when he won his fourth major in a row) so he opted to shake things up. Murray was diagnosed with shingles on his return home from the Australian Open and was laid low by a virus in March before having to pull out of the Miami Open with an elbow injury.
A 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on the final day of the Premier League season ensured Arsenal could not catch them in fourth place despite their own victory over Everton. "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".
We only got second balls. Do you think Mourinho should snap up one of the biggest talents in the game? The League Cup and the Europa League were probably at the bottom of United's wishlist at the beginning of the season, but circumstance - read: United's fairly miserable league campaign - meant that the latter became absolutely crucial.
P.K. Subban got the puck at the left point after defense partner Mattias Ekholm drove to the net with the puck and sent it back to Subban from the corner after a scramble in front. The Preds also won a 2011 First Round meeting between the two teams. "No guy will use the short turnaround from Game 7 as an excuse", Thompson said.
But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. Despite being the clear underdog, the Celtics have shown they have life left. It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.
The Cavaliers are 14.5 favorites to get back on track and take a 3-1 series lead with a chance to close it out on May 25 in Boston. It speaks to just how weird Game 3 was that Jerebko nearly had as many points as LeBron James , who had a shockingly ineffective performance.
The Cavaliers lead the series, 2-1. Despite Sunday night's heroics, which ended a three-game SU road losing streak, the Celtics continue to trail badly on the series prices, sitting as +1,600 underdogs to knock off the defending champions and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
But it's something that is getting better day after day". The world No.2 is through to the third round of the tournament in the Spanish capital after a 6-1 4-6 7-5 victory and afterwards the Serb star said he's "already used to" not having his long-standing coach Marian Vajda , fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic by his side.
Mourinho has been careful to say the least with his squad line-up since winning the Europa League was prioritised but, while fans have been a bit understanding of this, the style of play has a few riled up. "We know what we are doing", he added. For us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four. The boys at Exploding Heads get deep and heavy into the emotions surrounding the Premier League matches in the penultimate matchweek.
He continued, "So I think that helped shape my game". "If you're able to pass Michael Jordan on this kind of stage, in this playoff magnitude, it just means LeBron's been doing a lot of winning", Cavs coach Ty Lue said. Not the way we wanted to finish, but we came a long ways from the beginning of the year, came together. "It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed", Irving said.
LeBron James struggled in a Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, however, most feel it is still a foregone conclusion that the Cleveland Cavaliers will reach the Finals. Johnson was replaced in the starting lineup for Game 2 by Gerald Green , but after a 44-point loss and with Thomas out, Stevens went back to Johnson in Game 3.
Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love chipped in 15 and Deron Williams added 14 off the bench for Cleveland , who led by as many as 39 points. Boston didn't even know what hit them and were playing from behind the rest of the way. "It doesn't matter how you get those four wins, as long as you get them, and that's our goal".
Green says even without Kerr fully engaged his presence has an impact. Spurs GM R.C. Buford told ESPN's Zach Lowe that Ginobili's willingness to come off the bench helped create a culture in San Antonio . Without their leader and down 0-3 in the series, morale among the Spurs was likely low ahead of Game 4, and a series sweep seemed inevitable. This is Durant's second NBA Finals appearance and his first with the Warriors after leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder this past summer.