Even if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago. Can James win his fourth ring? "Thomas has one-year left on his contract, so an extension is possible this offseason, but the guard won't be thinking about it".
Jose Mourinho has labelled Manchester United's Europa League triumph as "the most important trophy" of his career, while adding he was happy to call time on a season that was perhaps his most hard as a manager. It was no man of the match performance - that honour went to Herrera - and not exactly the glitzy display United smashed the transfer record for, but Pogba's decisive role will help ease the pressure on him after an underwhelming first season at Old Trafford for both the France ...
The second game will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The first game of Saturday's doubleheader will start at 1:10 p.m. CT as originally scheduled. He plans to throw again on Monday, then make one or two rehab starts before returning from the 10-day disabled list. Saladino is day to day after being lifted for pinch hitter Yolmer Sanchez in the fourth inning Friday night.
Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so anxious about the leagues TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics? "I'm not going to criticize him one bit", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after his team won on a late three-point shot by Avery Bradley .
On the other hand, Kolkata knocked out the defending champions in the eliminator. In a high pressure game of 20 overs, when a chasing team lose three top order wickets cheaply, it is not easy to win the game especially when the chasing team is pitted against a strong bowling attack.
He has since won the trophy four times - 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Club captain John Terry started the game against Sunderland but was substituted after 26 minutes, and given a guard of honor in what was his farewell from the club he has been part of for 22 years.
Unmarried men wear dark brown djellabas, such as the one Abedi is seen wearing in the video. Ramadan Abedi said early Wednesday that he believed his son was innocent. All ticketholders will be granted refunds, Grande's team said. The suicide bombing was the deadliest on United Kingdom soil since the 2005 London bombings.
In the moments after the Celtics completed a remarkable comeback victory over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, forward Kelly Olynyk chose to get Thomas on a FaceTime connection to celebrate. "He's human, so he's going to have a night like this", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "We need to rally around and play for him and play for our team", he said, "because our season is on the line".
Right from the start, things were clear. "Everybody's saying I've gotta be patient", Thomas said . James' efforts helped Cleveland to a 135-102 victory in Boston that clinched the Eastern Conference. "Just how tough and determined the guy is, to be able to go through the situation he was going through on a day-to-day basis, still being focused and maintaining his focus for the team , you know, family is everything", James continued.
Who has lifted the trophy most over the past 20 years? Referee Michael Oliver (C) shows the red card to send off Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny (2R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 21, 2017.
But after lifting the Europa League - a competition he has said in the past he did not want to win - he branded the achievement the most important of his 17-year managerial career. "We have a lot of players playing exceptionally well in the area of the pitch that Wayne plays ", Southgate told thefa. "I've got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family and then I'll decide".
Despite the positive impact Ibrahimovic has had during his time at Manchester United he will nearly certainly not be at Old Trafford next season due to the severity of the injury he suffered in his side's Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht.
Told that he did not look too happy as he faced the press, Zidane smiled and said that it had been a long season with some suffering, but was about to end well for all associated with Madrid . Real Madrid were 3-1 up in Vigo when Cristiano Ronaldo collected a pass in front of goal. "More than the goal itself, it's what he's done so far".
All eyes were on world number one Dustin Johnson , defending champion Jason Day and two-time major victor Jordan Spieth at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday. He made it sound simple, even though the Players Stadium Course can be anything but that. Turnhouse's Euan McIntosh, last year's Scottish Order of Merit victor, was next best among the tartan challengers on 71.
Hamilton's lap was the fastest seen around the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit, beating last year's pole time by almost 0.2s. Lewis Hamilton says matching his idol Ayrton Senna's tally of pole positions at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix would feel "very unreal".
However the Gunners did win 3-0 against Chelsea in September and if they can reproduce the same kind of performance then they may have a chance. Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal will only sell players in the summer if they want to, amidst speculation about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's future at the club.
He has, however, indicated that his future will be discussed at a club board meeting after the FA Cup Final . Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the outcome was "frustrating". They beat Arsenal 3-1 in the reverse league game at Stamford Bridge and Moses wants his team-mates to ensure that they do not allow the Gunners to exact revenge.
United, wearing all blue as they did in winning the 1968 European Cup final, made an imposing start, with Pogba whistling a shot wide of the near post within the first minute. "This is the most important trophy of my career because it's the last (in line) and the last one is always the most important". "We got three trophies, we are playing Champions League next season, so I think it is fair to say it was a great season for us considering all the difficulties we have".
Manchester United players dedicated their Europa League success to the victims of Monday's terror attack . "He made an unbelievable impact this season and I am so pleased that in his fantastic career he finally gets a European trophy".
Wenger's claim that some teams are already "on holiday" was rejected by Pep Guardiola. The simple truth is that Wenger can only now reinvigorate most Arsenal fans by competing seriously to lift either the Premier League or Champions League .
Should the likes of Nadal , Djokovic and Murray falter, then the much-hyped #NextGen, featuring the likes of Zverev and Thiem could profit. The first round of the French Open begins on Sunday May 28 from 11:00am. Federer has won three of the four tournaments he has played this season and is now on a 19-1 win-loss run. "You rarely have many easy shots now".
Four goals from Harry Kane and two from Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a 6-1 battering of Leicester City in their penultimate Premier League match of the season on Thursday. "I wanted to get one or two goals at least and take it to the final game", Kane told Sky Sports . With Leicester s minds turning to their post-season holidays, Kane had acres of space to pilage the hosts defence and he completed his hat-trick with a superb 20-yard strike in the 89th minute.
Gambhir remained unbeaten with a top-score of 32, leading his team to a seven-wicket victory with four balls to spare. A couple of overs later, Sunil Narine was done in by some excellent leg-spin from Karn Sharma, who was picked ahead of Harbhajan Singh yet again.
The Ducks have shown that they do not have an answer when the Predators are aggressive, when they initiate the physical play and when they stay on their forecheck. Notes: The Predators said captain Mike Fisher was being evaluated after a collision in front of his own net late in regulation. Now that it has happened, will we see more of the same? "We have a solid team and that includes depth".
Before explaining why, "because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed". United swept aside Ajax easily in Stockholm , with goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing the victory. The manager told us the only thing we could do was to win this for them. "I'm disappointed because you play finals to win them". The team named by Bosz was the youngest ever in a major European final and the Ajax coach is sure his squad will learn from the ...
The first one came on the opening possession of the second half, and it was awfully reminiscent of the Game 7 dagger over Curry. The All-Star point guard rolled his ankle in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot.
He says surgery is "not the No. 1 option right now". Bradley promised that the Celtics would be better in 2017-18. "I've gotta do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body". I've been saying he's a special kid and a special talent. Thomas believes he originally injured his hip in mid-March and played through the lingering pain until it gave out in the playoffs.
He told reporters as much on Friday, saying that he has a doctor's appointment on June 5 where he hopes to receive a clean bill of health, per the Star Tribune . On Friday morning, Zimmer described it as "kind of a forced situation". Zimmer compares the sight in his right eye to looking through a water balloon.
James got on a roll in a hurry. "(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. The 75 points marked a franchise playoff record for the Cavs while the 75 points were the most in a playoff game since May 9, 2003 when the Mavericks scored 83 against Sacramento in Game 2 of the Western semifinals.
We had a bit more possession after 15, 20 minutes or so. He again declared that having played for United, and started his career at Everton, the club he supports, he would not play for another top-flight club in England, having previously considered offers from Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Senators lead the series , 2-1. Olli Maatta , Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead before the Senators replied with a Clarke MacArthur goal late in the second period. "They're doing a good job in controlling our breakouts and when we get it we don't really get the opportunities that we want". The chippiness is starting to show, particularly after the Penguins lost defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a concussion in the first period of Game 4 after getting ...
They secured their place on Wednesday, beating Ajax 2-0 to win the UEFA Europa League final. Of course, all these media outings from the former Real Sociedad star could be a ploy to get an improved contract in Spain and push his current team to match his ambitions, but it's a very odd way to go about it, at least for the second reason, since he risks alienating himself to Atletico's fanbase.
Forsberg tied the game at one with his goal at the 3:54 mark of the third period. Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson sprawls on the ice after making a stop against Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) during the first period in Game 3 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playof.
Defending champions Serbia's Novak Djokovic listens before the draw of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Paris . How important is achieving La Decima to Nadal? "He's someone that inspires me a lot", said Djokovic . "I'm trying to absorb as much of his wisdom and knowledge and experience that he tries to share with me".
Fourth-seeded Nadal , who won the most recent of his nine titles in 2014, will begin with a testing encounter against Frenchman Benoit Paire. I have been pretty lucky with that the last couple of years. "As I said many times, unfortunately for tennis and unfortunately for the spectators, the top four can not play forever". "I'm sure that will start to change soon and I'm sure the young players will break through very shortly", he added.
Tottenham Hotspur finished above Liverpool in the Premier League this season. Pep Guardiola's side required only a point to secure a top-four place, but instead of sitting back went about dismantling their opponents. "Some you know about - and it is very hard for the group of players to cope with that - and [there are] some other reasons we will talk about another day".
James calmly turned, flashed the No. 1 over his head, and headed down the floor, as the Cleveland bench applauded. In other injury-related news, Stevens confirmed comments made earlier in the day by Danny Ainge regarding Isaiah Thomas' right hip injury which led to the Celtics shutting him down for the playoffs after the injury proved to be too much for him to play through at halftime of Boston's Game 2 loss.
The condition of the greens also came in for criticism from the likes of Luke Donald and Justin Rose , with two-time victor Donald suggesting in 2015 they needed replacing for the second time in six years. OFFALY'S SHANE LOWRY got his BMW PGA Championship off to an excellent start today with a four-under first round 68 at Wentworth . "I'm fairly happy.
The average length of overtime in the last five seasons is 7 minutes, 42 seconds. Owners also voted on a reduced overtime rule, switching from 15 to 10-minute quarters. This should help the players on the back end of the roster a lot, as they'll have an extra chance to make an impression on their coaches and earn a spot they might otherwise have missed out on.
Ibrahimovic, the club's top scorer last season with 28 goals, faces an uncertain future as he continues his recovery from ruptured knee ligaments and he was coy about his plans when speaking to reporters after the Europa League final . Spain worldwide Juan Mata expressed his delight at helping United land the only major trophy missing from the club's honours, but his thoughts were also primarily with those affected by the shocking events in Manchester.
Despite having already won one trophy this season, Zouma insists Chelsea are fully focused on also claiming the FA Cup on Saturday even though the defender believes the Gunners will be hard opponents at Wembley . "We think we're good enough to beat Arsenal , but it's not going to be an easy game. We're just taking this game as it comes", says wing-back Victor Moses .
Edgbaston will first become Pakistan's second home, playing India next Sunday, and South Africa in its opening two matches, while fellow sub-continent outfit Sri Lanka will be its last group opposition at The Oval. Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav , Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja , R.
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.
Ariana Grande is suspending her world tour through June 5 following the Manchester Arena attack at her concert that left 22 dead. It means military personnel are being deployed to protect key sites. Ms Rudd confirmed Abedi had recently returned from a visit to Libya , and said the nature of the attack suggested he may have had support. Rudd said Britain's increased official threat level will remain at "critical" as the investigation proceeds and won't be lowered until security ...
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.