Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have ended the season strongly with five consecutive wins, but their record away to the elite clubs has been poor - failing to beat a top-six side on the road this season. Alexis Sanchez , Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil scored first-half goals. But Arsenal have found their stride from a defensive viewpoint, conceding fewer goals and keeping more clean sheets than Chelsea across the run of games.
Nashville twice won Game 1 and went on to claim the previous two series with major help from Rinne, who usually has been at his inimitable best when facing the Ducks' scorers. Nashville wasn't going to be a picture-perfect team throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs , so a stinker was bound to happen sooner or later. The Subban deal has worked out just as well, with the defenceman scoring 10 goals and 40 points in 66 games this season, while assuming a shutdown role in the playoffs.
Antonio Conte helped the west London club win the title in his debut season and has an opportunity to help them win the FA Cup . Conte played down talk of establishing a dynasty at Chelsea though similar to the one created by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal or Alex Ferguson at Manchester United .
But success at Wembley may not be enough for the fans, some of whom have been calling for Wenger to step down. Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a bad tackle on Enner Valencia while fellow defender Gabriel suffered a knee injury. Despite signing fresh terms in mid-season, Giroud has found regular first-team starts harder to come by in 2016-17. Arsene Wenger's saving grace through all these years of not delivering a Premier League title since 2003-04 has been that his side has ...
During his first year with the Bulls, Adams tallied 23 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns. Since he is a seventh-round pick, he could even end up being one of the Vikings final preseason cuts this year as well depending on how his training camp goes.
News of his death was first communicated by the hospital where he was being treated, while a statement was also issued on behalf of his family. Red Bull Honda released a statement yesterday emphasising the seriousness of his injuries , stating that Hayden had been fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena.
Former Manchester United defender Stam says much is at stake at Wembley. "We need to prepare for both scenarios - after the game we can think about what it means for the club", he said . "For the players it is a very great achievement because everyone wants to play at the highest level". Although not the most glamorous fixture on the European football calendar, a minimum reward of £170 million worth of Premier League television money probably makes it the most lucrative for the victor.
Even the normally inscrutable Raikkonen sounded upbeat. "We neglected the sound with the current engine generation", he said. "I want Sebastian to be at his best when he gets in the vehicle, so I don't have any intention of playing psychological wars outside the auto".
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 116.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45 percent shooting. "When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's almost like a god, so I didn't ever believe I could be Mike", James said.
Today, City dumped Pablo Zabaleta off to West Ham on a free transfer and signed Monaco AMF Bernardo Silva for €60m, and now the Independent say that City are "confident" that the club will be able to sign Walker as well to be their new right back.
I'm very positive because it looks like we've got stronger in every single game. But Wenger insisted there was nothing odd about the atmosphere. In English Premier League action on Tuesday, there were expected wins for two big teams in the competition.
A report in Bild claims Aubameyang has already informed Dortmund president Hans-Joachim Watzke and sports director Michael Zorc that he wants a move. "After the final, we have enough time to talk about these things". Borussia Dortmund square off with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympiastadion Berlin in the final of the DFB Pokal this evening, and are big favourites to win the trophy given their superior form in recent weeks.
But when the youngster started school, the actor felt the time was right to watch the movies with his son, and was delighted by the little boy's reaction. Brenton Thwaites is opening up more about his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales . "Do you have a question?" Although the Pirates star may have meant this as a joke, we detect some submerged sincerity as he later followed it up with something similar during a red carpet chat with a seven-year-old girl.
It will not be my last match anyway because I will stay in football. The good news is that both sides head into the game high on confidence with Arsenal winning their last five and Chelsea last seven fixtures in all competitions. As a result Arsenal , who last won the FA Cup in 2015, will have to face the crucial clash without arguably their best defender. "But I have done this for 15 years so I expect myself to be absolutely ready no matter what comes", said the former Germany ...
Azpilicueta is the only player to have played every minute of Chelsea's championship winning season so far (3240) and has been a crucial part of their three-man defence. Sugar relinquished control of the club in 2001 after taking over in 1991 and feels the offer of Champions League and potential title glory is enough to keep the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane at the club.
He was quick to applaud his conqueror, calling Zverev's win "absolutely deserved". "Played great, served great", the Serb said. But he added: "On the other hand, I mean, he didn't get much from my side". In the final match of Zverev demonstrated tennis, close to ideal. "Coming in to this week I never thought I could be standing here in the finals or getting this trophy".
Cleveland not only surrendered a 21-point lead in but blew chances to set a play-off record for consecutive wins (14), dating to Game Five of last year's National Basketball Association finals, and to become the fourth team in history to start the playoffs 11-0.
Victory enabled United manager Jose Mourinho , who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion. "I'm anxious a little bit in case something happens tonight, but I guess it's always a risk you take anyway and go to high profile games", she said.
Goals from France worldwide Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. "If we could we would change people's life for this cup - we would not think twice". Yet by leading United to victory in the League Cup and Europa League , and with the latter success yielding a Champions League place, he has brought back some of the swagger that vanished when Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League . "*That day you told me you would one day win the Cup too.you deserve it my friend!Congratulations Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Bravo Manchester United", Djorkaeff tweeted, posting a photo of him and the young Mkhitaryan, when the Armenian worldwide had told Djorkaeff we will one day win the Cup.
Arsene Wenger insists winning the FA Cup on Saturday would be a triumph for Arsenal's late-season resurgence and not the ideal end to his time at the club. He is the only member of the 2012 team that beat Liverpool in the final still at the club. We don't feel any pressure, we are just taking this game as it comes.
Both men parred the final two holes in regulation play and so a playoff was required to decide the tournament. The event was held for the final time at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Thompson broke the tournament record of 19 under at Kingsmill's River Course set by Annika Sorenstam in 2008. Overnight leader Jason Kokrak blew a five-shot lead after he fired a 72.
Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. Williams is not playing because she is pregnant, while Sharapova's ranking wasn't high enough to gain direct entry into the tournament after a 15-month doping suspension.
Anaheim will host the Nashville Predators on Friday night in Game one of the conference finals. Goaltender John Gibson was pulled from his only Game 7 start in 2014 after allowing four goals on 18 shots, and he's coming off another hook after three goals on six shots in a 7-1 drubbing in Game 6 on Sunday .
More generally on his future he added: 'Nothing is set in stone but I would say today that I feel good at Arsenal . Arsenal prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot for Everton.
Probably the Cavaliers . The Warriors , even after losing, are probably set for quite some time as the league's most talented team. Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore.
There was a popular narrative for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the end of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday - they didn't show up. They've got to get past a tough Ottawa Senators squad that is well rested after taking their series against the New York Rangers 4-2 back on May 9, winning all of their home games.
The pair overcome tough semi-final matches to earn their place in the final, and now the London duo will be preparing for a big end-of-season showdown. "In this situation, you must have a plan in your mind", he added. The Blues will of course be favourites for the final, not only because they will be the more rested of the two sides, but because they have been the stand-out side of this season's domestic campaign, and their lack of European football has allowed them to dominate this ...
The close-calls tend to blend together in games like this - the Phil Kessel optical-illusion near-miss stands out, if only because of how the crowd responded after apparently not seeing the definitive view inside the arena - but the actual goals don't, and Kunitz scored two of them on Thursday night, his first and second of the entire postseason.
Chris Kunitz is 37. He has seven goals and 17 assists, with Crosby not far behind at seven goals and 13 assists. "He does so many little things". Malkin also had six points in seven games this series . But the start of overtime was another quiet stretch in terms of shots on goal for both sides - and only in that regard. Kunitz hadn't scored in this postseason before Thursday night.
Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way theyve always responded since Mike Sullivan took over as head coach almost 18 months ago: like champions. (Bruce Bennett/USA TODAY) This is Matt Murray hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head last June after starring in Pittsburgh's championship win over the San Jose Sharks.
Speaking at a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the heels of their meeting in Brussels , Macron said:"As for climate, President Trump can assert his position". " You were my guy " he told Macron today, French officials say. The French leader held the shake for a few seconds more. 'It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France , who ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory, ' he said.
The Reds are likely to be heavily active during the summer transfer window to ensure that they have a squad that is capable of competing in both the Premier League and the Champions League next season. "I have a long contract with Liverpool ", Coutinho told ESPN Brasil - via Goal. "We did the job until the end", he added. "If they get the players they want in - I'm sure they've got the money for it now - I think next season's even more important".
Mourinho's ambition from the beginning of the campaign has been to return Champions League football to Old Trafford next season, and they find themselves 90 minutes away after securing their place in the final of the Europa League after Thursday's 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo .
Despite his absence, Arsenal still ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 home win, although results elsewhere meant they failed to qualify for Europe's lucrative Champions League. While Chelsea finished 18 points ahead of Arsenal in the table despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at the Emirates in the early weeks of Conte's tenure, a one-off final on the wide expanses of Wembley's lush turf looks hard to call.
Everyone's a part of that. Anderson shut down Carter Rowney when he broke down the right side and stopped Jake Guentzel on the doorstep following a point pass from Olli Maatta. That lead didn't last long, either, as Mark Stone evened the score 20 seconds later. "That's kind of all I could focus on", Murray said. The last time a conference final went 7 was just three years ago, but prior to that it had been 20 years since the last one.
Terry departed to a guard of honour from his Chelsea team-mates, a contrived farewell that was criticised by several former players. No, what I want is to win the next game. "I never want to be that player who says, 'I wish I'd played a couple more years.' You can't replace these moments". "When I went out to play last Monday night against Middlesbrough, the smell of the grass where it had rained, all of those things you take for granted are the things you are going to miss".
So often the catalyst for San Antonio's postseason success, Ginobili was inserted into the starting lineup for Game 4 by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, perhaps sensing that the curtain was closing for one of the most decorated global players in the history of the game.
The Preakness was the first time Always Dreaming was running back on two weeks' rest; he had a five-week gap going into the Derby. "Down the backside, he just felt like he wasn't taking him there the same way he had taken him there in the Kentucky Derby and the Florida Derby and the other two races that he'd ridden him in".
Ricciardo was second fastest Thursday, 0.487 slower than his former teammate Vettel, in a boost for former champions Red Bull , who have had to watch as Ferrari and Mercedes fight for the race wins this season. It gives Mercedes a welcome extra day to sort out what went wrong. "It was a good start into the weekend - now let's let that sink in and see that we keep the tension until Sunday".
Abanda, the world No. 191, will open against No. 264 Tessah Andrianjafitrimo of France. For the moment the relationship with Agassi is a trial, and it seems highly unlikely the American will want to spend too many weeks on tour. "Their level of tennis is quite fantastic". "So I definitely see him as probably number one favourite for this title". He did reach the finals of the Aussie Open this year.
A Libyan anti-terror task force arrested Hashim Abedi, the news agency reported, adding that he was "aware of all the details of the terrorist attack". People stand near flower tributes for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, Britain, Friday, May 26 2017. Police hunting the network behind Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi have made "significant" arrests and said officers had seized "very important" items in raids linked to the investigation.
We go in with that mindset and that goes a long way in a tournament like this. "In the ICC Cricket Wold Cup you have a league and a lot of games to play but here it is group games and then either the semis or you are out". "We've a world class player in Joe Root, in all formats, who can play in all conditions, but to have the aggression at the top with Roy and Hales, and Morgan lower down, it's a nice looking line-up".
Now we are playing in the Europa League and if we win it as I did a few years ago [with Chelsea], it's a double bonus, as it's a trophy and a Champions League spot, so it's very important for us. I can go for every match. Jones said the squad were feeling the effects of a long season but stressed that they would be ready for Ajax . He came under heavy criticism for resting players during key premier league fixtures, Graeme Souness amongst those who have questioned his decision making ...
His winning ways in lower divisions often gives fans a sour taste, but Busch was cheered as he excitedly pumped the checkered flag. But I'm just really disappointed, obviously. "I saw an interview (sprint auto superstar) Donny Schatz did last night", Larson said. Blaney has led a combined 231 laps in the last two races at 1.5-mile tracks, and he has topped 20 fastest laps run in three of the four.
Things reached a critical peak when Ducks goalie John Gibson was stripped of the puck behind the net in the first period and fell awkwardly when rushing back to his net. Yet Forsberg, now sporting hastily sewn stitches across the bridge of his nose from a cut he received at some point during Game 2, has evolved into more than an offensive weapon.
He'll also leave as the final Byron Nelson champion crowned in Irving. The event was held for the final time at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Half a dozen players - Johnson, Cameron Tringale (68), An Byeong-Hun of South Korea (66), Bud Cauley (67), Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela (68) and first-round co-leader James Hahn (70) - are six shots back at 134.
Having seen the youngest United team in Premier League history wrap up the club's domestic season with the win, Mourinho left little time for post-match media commitments. I feel privileged to play for Manchester United . But it also had the effect of detracting from the outstanding performances of a number of his youngsters, with four home players handed their full league debuts and Mourinho fielding the youngest United line-up in Premier League history, at an average of under 23 ...
The Golden State Warriors' offensive machine continues to destroy everything in its path, this time eliminating the vaunted San Antonio Spurs following a 129-115 Game 4 win on Monday night at the AT&T Center. "I think our defensive intensity has been unbelievable", Green said. Look at him. I'm nearly certain the reporter was just making a joke, too. When Manu Ginobili was taken out of Monday's game with 2:25 left in the game, the San Antonio crowd rose in unison to give the popular ...
Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza stated a month ago that negotiations on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout was " largely on a stand still ". It was thought at the time there was nothing capable of breaking that record, but Espinoza believes the bout with "The Notorious" could threaten the historic numbers.