Thirty-nine seconds into the second, Jakob Silfverberg potted his ninth goal of the postseason, tying Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel for the most in the playoffs. The Predators have been a model of consistency while going 9-2 in the postseason, and they think much of the credit should be placed on a defensive corps that might be the best in the playoffs.
Chris Neil was there, but not expected to play tonight and Mark Stone was with the team in 2012 but played only game 5 of the series , that they had a 3-2 lead before dropping Games 6 and 7. In those games against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals , Bryan Rust scored the game winning goal. "I wasn't anxious at all", Hoffman said.
Wilson converted a backhand shot of an initial shot from P.K. Subban. After he left Game 5 with a lower-body injury , it was a minor sign of relief that John Gibson made the trip to Nashville on Sunday. Louis last month. What they didn't do in losing Game 5 and what must be done to keep their Stanley Cup dream alive. Depth will continue to be important for the Predators as they move forward in the playoffs.
It could also be Wenger's farewell. The only way that I know to convince the club to stay for a long time is to work. "Maybe one day I will have to look back", he said. He is the only member of the 2012 team that beat Liverpool in the final still at the club. He has been plagued by muscular problems since a major knee ligament injury in August 2013 - a result of overcompensation - and the latest setback seemed particularly harsh given he had played in 44 matches for his club this season, ...
So maybe it'll take some dealing on Johnson's end to get the right mix of talent together and drag Los Angeles out of its dry spell. "We tried to get him in for a workout and they politely declined", he said. Lonzo Ball joining Boston's teams still seems unlikely. The question remaining would be whether or not the Lakers will draft the UCLA alum . Philadelphia will likely be looking at a point guard with their lottery selection.
He was part of the 2013 Europa League-winning squad under interim manager Rafael Benitez. Earlier in the season, when Chelsea beat Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League in what was Mourinho's first return to Stamford Bridge since being sacked by the Blues in December 2015, the Portuguese tactician was not impressed with Conte's antics.
Citing unnamed federal security sources, Focus reported that British-born Salman Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and wasn't on any worldwide watch list. Mr Hopkins also hit out at the leaks of intelligence by United States agencies, saying they had caused "distress and upset" to the families of victims of the atrocity.
If you said the Celtics were going to beat the Cavs in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, it would have been hard to believe. The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half, opened a 3-1 lead in the series and can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston.
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to make Antonio Conte the highest-paid manager in the club's history with a new £40m contract offer. "If they give me the possibility to stay here and extend my contract, for sure I will be able to do this".
Spot starter Eddie Butler (2-0) allowed one run and four hits in five innings, and Mike Montgomery pitched one-hit ball over four innings for his first professional save. Braun has been limited to 29 games and 117 plate appearances this season due to injuries . "I'm just trying to get my mechanics smoothed out, work on that and get back on track".
The Catalan has already identified his team's main problem - their inability to convert chances into goals , a particular issue at their Etihad Stadium home. He added: "We still have 95-96 minutes to fight to do one thing so important for the club". So the distance between the crossbar, goal , no goal is maybe centimetres and when you just score half of those situations, maybe there are seven or eight more points.
Andy Murray is in action later against Croatia's Borna Coric . It was Djokovic, who had dominated on the clay past year as he went on to win the Roland Garros title. The Serbian player was in control during his service games and broke Lopez once in each set to secure the victory. His opening match against Italian Fabio Fognini was delayed by a day as Nadal was given time to recover from an ear infection.
Nobody can talk."Pogba also played in the League Cup final victory over Southampton at Wembley Stadium but missed the Community Shield win over last season's Premier League champions Leicester City having only just joined the Old Trafford club from Juve".
FedExCup leader: Dustin Johnson . Good performance. What you'd expect out of DJ at this point. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth are the favorites this week, as each has 11/1 odds. It's not like Jordan Spieth is a short hitter, and he did a good job previous year, right? Hadwin is 21st in scoring average and fifth in sand save percentage.
But when substitute Cesc Fabregas put away the victor in the 88th minute, the stadium erupted once again in song for Conte, for Terry and for a title that had looked out of reach after a 10th-place finish last season and a shaky start last autumn.
Ahead of their title defence campaign, India have two warm-up matches . "So that's why I told the players just play your natural game". Pakistan and Bangladesh will want to get some momentum going before the start of the ICC Champions Trophy , and a win in this warm-up game, or at least a nice work out in the middle, will do nicely.
The Penguins have scored just one goal in each of their last five games versus Ottawa dating to the regular season. If that happens, and Pittsburgh falls behind 3-1 and goes on to lose this series , Sullivan might lose his job too. "They played with urgency, which was to be expected", Boucher said. Until he redirected the puck by Murray, it looked like the Penguins goaltender was going to be unbeatable.
After the hectic weekend of qualifying, Veach said he was able to leave the track and catch a movie at his apartment. "You can win this race from anywhere, so it's a good place to be". Pagenaud must come from the 23rd starting position in Sunday's 200-lap race . It was the busiest practice day this year, even though the track was open for only 3.5 hours compared to the six hours available on practice days last week.
The French side has also impressed in the Champions League with Silva seen to be one of their best players. Mourinho admitted that his first term at Man United was his "most hard season as a manager" and says, with three trophies under his belt, he will now take a deserved rest.
Wenger has implied that he expects to be back next year, with a rumored two-year contract extension, but after this league disappointment that may be up in the air. "I want to do it just to win the cup, because I think the team has redressed very well the situation on the sporting side". "As a club, with the way the season's panned out, it's not a (league) position we want to be in at all", Welbeck told the club's official website.
The Belgium global shook off the disappointment of 2015-16 to reproduce some of his very best form this season , registering 16 goals and five assists as Antonio Conte's side claimed the Premier League title. "The best solution for a coach is to stay at a club for a long time and build something important", Conte said . "Modern football is unsafe and our job depends a lot on the result.
Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to win the Europa League (and the Champions League qualification that comes with the title), and his Premier League selections might become increasingly unusual as he seeks to rest and protect the players he wants for the final against Ajax.
Rafael Nadal admits that he is "playing with joy" after he captured a 15th consecutive match win by defeating Dominic Thiem in straight sets to lift a fifth Madrid Open title on Sunday. Per the official ATP World Tour website , it was Thiem's unforced error count that proved his undoing in the first set, trumping Nadal 21 to 12 in that regard, which effectively decided the tiebreak in his foe's favour.
Bottas has never won this race. "Of course there's an incredible feeling when you feel like you are as close to the edge, that dreamline edge that you're trying to get close to every year". Ferrari's vastly improved reliability suits Vettel perfectly. Red Bull - 72 points 4. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton has changed from being a loner to become a true team player this year - and hopes that it will boost his hopes of taking pole in Monaco.
But it was enough to give the 2014 pink jersey victor, who saw Dumoulin make a "rookie mistake" and struggle throughout the fourth of five days in the mountains, the race lead two days before the 100th edition finishes in Milan. He shook hands with Nibali before the stage started, but Italy's two-time victor was quickly involved when Movistar put the pedal to the metal on the descent of the first climb.
The Cavaliers lead their series against the Celtics 2-1. Being a predominantly jump shooting team , the Warriors don't have any excuses of being rusty or not having the leg strength to shoot properly once June 1 arrives. San Antonio gave it an effort, cutting what was a 22-point, third-quarter margin down to 10 with three minutes to go in the quarter. Ginobili, at 39 years old, will be a free agent this offseason and has said he would consider retirement, though he doesn't have his ...
He said he had not missed "the paddock", but added: "It is great to be back and see so many old friends and team-mates and all the rest, but to be honest I don't miss flying three times a week and so on". "For Jenson, today was his first time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 auto since his swan-song in Abu Dhabi a year ago". The 2009 world champion and former Monaco victor left Formula One at the end of last season, handing over his seat to Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne , and ...
Saki has had one MMA fight, but it came almost 13 years ago - a TKO loss to James Zikic in Liverpool, England. Though we now know that Saki has signed with the UFC, the specifics of his deal are not yet known. He started his career in 2000 and went on the kind of run that earned him a second nickname: "The Turkish Tyson". UFC officials announced Saki's signing on Thursday.
The Gunners are certain to be without Laurent Koscielny through suspension while Gabriel has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with knee ligament damage so Wenger has problems in defence. "There have been so many rumours about my players and I lately, but that's normal". "It would be great to stay as long as Ferguson, but you know very well in modern football it is hard to stay a long time with the same club", he told reporters.
Luiz was once derided for the eccentric, error-affected defending that marred his first spell at Chelsea which ended three years ago. Luiz missed the Blues' last triumph in the competition due to a hamstring injury. According to Squawka, Arsenal averaged 55% possession during their Premier League campaign, so perhaps starting Matic ahead of Fabregas will prove to be a shrewd move from Conte.
KXIP were bundled out for a paltry total of 73 runs. Martin Guptill (0) was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat on the very first ball of the innings caught at short cover by Manoj Tiwary. On the bowling front, JaydevUnadkatwill be expected to continue the good work he has done through the season; the left-arm pacer has played ten matches so far, and has picked up at least one wicket in each outing.
When is the 2017 Copa del Rey final and how can you watch it? Two of Spain's best squads, Barcelona and Alaves , will meet on the pitch of the Vicente Calderón stadium in the country's capital of Madrid . Deportivo Alaves are without a defeat for seven consecutive games. That surprise victory set it on its way to overachieving all campaign. Barcelona vs Alaves kicks off at 8.30pm BST.
Talking about the forthcoming Champions Trophy , AB said that every team has pressure and is a contender to win the title. Stokes left the field for treatment during Wednesday's victory over South Africa at Headingley . Having won the toss South Africa struck early when Jason Roy nicked Wayne Parnell's second ball. Root was similarly generous to the 21-year-old fast bowler five overs later when, on 37, he hooked a slow bouncer to midwicket.
Anderson was charged with an error , and it was 5-1. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 6:35 p.m. But Kontos maneuvered through and struck out Ian Happ to escape a bases-loaded jam, and limiting the Cubs damage to just one run. Dellin Betances completed the four-hitter by notching his fourth save. He spent less time admiring video of his at-bat against Davis and more time breaking down replays of Miguel Montero's single to right field in the fifth inning.
Tottenham play with that formation, Chelsea play with that formation. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he has been studying the game of Juventus right-back Dani Alves after recently switching to playing at wing-back for Arsenal . In these moments you can appreciate the reaction of the coach, if the coach is able to understand the moment and find a solution to completely change the season.
That Over/Under number is the largest total in the Covers database (1990-91-2017) and easily eclipses the previous high of 214 points , which was set for Game 3 of the 1995 NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets. It's a series with full-length novels for storylines. The Warriors would like to regain the title they earned by defeating Cleveland in the 2015 Finals .
On Thursday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke to the media, stating that there was a " good chance " that the former Minnesota Vikings draft pick would be signing with the team and is returning to Buffalo today. Several other teams had also hosted the former San Francisco 49ers linebacker, including the New England Patriots , New York Giants , Indianapolis Colts , New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars .
The Celtics were going to be in prime position no matter how the Ping-Pong balls bounced in a hotel ballroom Tuesday. So with the Lakers retaining their first round lottery pick, selecting Ball could help in that process. They had approximately an 18% percent shot of getting in the top three. Phoenix had the second-best odds (56%) of landing in the top three. "We can't expect to be a team on the rise this year", Connelly said.
The Liverpool side that turned out in Sydney was an assortment of current and former stars, with legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher starting alongside the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn. Gerrard usually reserves this kind of praise for strikers he played with like Fernando Torres or Suarez, and it's pretty clear he knows an elite footballer when he sees ones.
Winning a trophy for the first time in his career since joining Chelsea , the Nigeria global was at his usual best as Chelsea rounded off the league season in style; defeating already relegated Sunderland 5-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The final of England's greatest cup competition, the FA Cup , takes place this Saturday with the Gunners facing a tough test against the Premier League Champions, Chelsea . "Winning the Cup would be the ideal time to bow out, but I think it would reaffirm his belief that he can still do the job". "It would be great to stay as long as Ferguson, but you know very well in modern football it is hard to stay a long time with the same club", he told reporters.
United fans and officials said before the final that the match was secondary to the "pain and suffering" in Manchester. "Honestly, I've said before, I don't know", Rooney told British media. England will have five teams in the Champions League next season after Manchester United's victory over Ajax in the Europa League final . "It's one of the trophies I haven't won in my career and it would be unbelievable to win it with United", former Chelsea favourite Mata said.
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".