On a day of six dropped catches by South Africa , it was Stokes who made them pay most heavily with his second one-day worldwide hundred, along with Jos Buttler's 46-ball 50 and telling runs too from Eoin Morgan . Stokes smacked 101 - his second One-Day International century and joint-best score - off 79-balls as he punished the bowling in a blitz of big hits and aerial drives.
Thee Senators were unable to win the first Game 7 in franchise history as Chris Kunitz scored his second of the game and that was the victor in double-OT to give the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins handed Ottawa a 3-2 loss to capture the Prince of Wales Trophy with a 4-3 series victory in the Eastern Conference final.
The Golden State Warriors dominated once again in game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs . When Ginobili checked out for the final time with 2:54 remaining after scoring 15 points with 7 assists and 3 steals, nearly every player on the court was clapping.
This was Wenger's seventh FA Cup victory - more than any manager in the competition's history. Chelsea had been hot favourites to complete a remarkable debut season for manager Antonio Conte but were not at their clinical best as Arsenal , who finished fifth in the league, lifted the Cup for the third time in four seasons.
If Mourinho's side win they will claim their second trophy of the season, following the EFL Cup, as well as qualifying for the Champions League next season. The Spain global pipped top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba to United's Player of the Season award in his third campaign at the club, in which he has grown into one of Mourinho's most loyal disciples.
Surveying the Arsenal team-sheet before kick-off must have made encouraging viewing for Chelsea's forwards. "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards", the 67-year-old Wenger said. It is not an enviable distinction, but the Chelsea wing-back can have no complaints over referee Anthony Taylor's decision to issue a second yellow card on 68 minutes after he threw himself to the ground in the penalty area after an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain challenge.
That became 10 off 10 balls when David Miller (71 not out) struck Jake Ball for a six and a four off successive deliveries. Chasing a mammoth 331, the Proteas really should've completed a superb chase after they needed only seven from the last over.
What Barca must do is reflect after, try not to focus on what their rivals have done (however in their face it is) and not, by any means , forget the success they have experienced under Luis Enrique during the last three years. It required surgery and, although he is declared fit, it is unclear whether he will play a role in the final. It was only the second title for Barcelona in a relatively disappointing season.
Petr Cech while he was still at Chelsea . Most recently, Arsenal missed out on a place in the Champions League. The former Monaco tactician has been criticized by fans after having a poor season with the English giants. Wenger is bidding to become the most successful-ever FA Cup manager on Saturday afternoon as he looks to lift his seventh FA Cup but has said the anger and fury aimed at him this season is something he "will never forget".
It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. "The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing".
Mertesacker lifted the trophy along with vice-captain Koscielny but dedicated the win to his boss, whose seventh triumph made him the most successful manager in FA Cup history. When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.
Chelsea have recently been crowned Premier League champions after a hugely impressive first season under Antonio Conte while Arsenal have endured their worst season under Arsene Wenger thus far, failing to finish inside the Top 4 for the first time since the Frenchman took over.
Snitker said Inciarte's big game "is a week for a lot of people". It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. Hurdle also was impressed: "It doesn't happen very often, not even in Little League", he said. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his ninth save. Glasnow had a bad start in Arizona (seven earned in 2.1 innings), but bounced back with two earned in five innings against the Nationals.
Everyone on Team Penske knows - this week, Indianapolis is the only thing that matters. On this week's episode, we discuss the long and short of wheelbases, Jenson Button's return to Formula 1, Carlos Sainz Jr's most-certain departure from Toro Rosso for 2018 (and how he should never take career advice from a certain Fernando ), Pastor Maldonado's misconception, Lewis Hamilton's love for Indian food and how we hope and pray for a combined racing weekend of MotoGP and Formula 1 action ...
Plunkett can remain heartened, meanwhile, after helping England ease into a 1-0 lead with a 72-run win on his home ground at Headingley on Wednesday. Miller was unbeaten on 71 and Morris on 36 as South Africa failed to complete a winning advantage for a second straight ODI. South Africa , the world's top-ranked ODI side, needed 20 off the last two overs chasing a target of 331.
I'm so honoured to become the youngest champion". At 21 years, 10 months and 16 days, Kim is the youngest victor of the tournament referred to as "the fifth major" on the PGA Tour . Holmes and Kyle Stanley . Kim sank a 24-foot birdie putt at the par-4 seventh to seize the lead and sank an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-5 ninth to reach 10-under for a two-stroke advantage.
Silva joined Hull in January but the 39-year-old Portuguese couldn't keep the team in the Premier League . Commenting on Silva's appointment, Watford CEO Scott Duxbury said: "Marco was one of the most sought after head coaches in the Premier League".
The Chelsea players were hanging their heads but they had an unbelievable season. But he has never before gone into a final knowing it is his last hope of salvaging anything from the season, after Arsenal missed out on the top four and fell by the wayside in the League Cup and Champions League.
Victory was rich vindication for Wenger, whose Arsenal future is due to be decided by a board meeting in the coming days, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure. Referee Anthony Taylor consulted his assistant referee before concluding, correctly, that Ramsey had not been interfering with play, but replays showed Sanchez had handled the ball when he charged down Kante's clearance.
Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas lines up in third. "Obviously, it's great", said a mumbling and taciturn Raikkonen afterwards, showing little emotion. Dutch teenager Max Verstappen took fourth place ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo , Spaniard Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso , Mexican Sergio Perez of Force India and Frenhcman Romain Grosjean of Haas.
Just using the whole field". Kris Bryant smashed two of the Cubs' four home runs in a 13-6 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Wrigley Field. But the rally stalled from there. Bochy reluctantly acknowledged that for now a decision on Cueto will be made start by start. Moore gave up four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
Chelsea and Arsenal have been dominant throughout the tournament, picking up big semi-final wins over Tottenham and Manchester City respectively. The Gunners have been dealt a massive blow in defence as Laurent Koscielny will serve a three-match ban for being sent off against Everton after a risky foul on Enner Valencia.
The lack of respect in some stages has been, for me, a disgrace. "And I will never forget that". "People are always talking, I don't care about that". He has previously admitted that Arsenal's season was affected by the uncertainty around his position, as well as the protests calling for him to leave.
He is also accused of not wanting to buy the talent necessary to compete, as well as tactical stubbornness. "It's a tough one to call but I can't get the idea of Chelsea's attacking threat against that makeshift backline of Arsenal out of my mind".
Chelsea struggled immensely to cope with Arsenal's intensity and impose themselves, with the Gunners arguably producing their best 45 minutes of 2016-17. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday and I think Wednesday, Thursday it will all be clear". "I just want to always make a decision, is it right or is it wrong, is it good or not?" The disappointment of the fans can still be ironed out by winning the FA Cup, but it's too early to say so.
Petchey said: "I think it's a little bit of everything". "Even, before when I was No 1 and playing very successfully, winning trophies". It would be wonderful but here I think that Rafa is the big favourite. "Looks better. So I hope is gonna be okay". It's that kind of surprising setback - Nadal's only loss on clay this year - that has the 30-year-old Spaniard eager to calm the mood.
In keeping with brushing off questions about his future, Wenger said his only focus was Saturday's final. Inter have made a number of attempts to coax Conte back to Italy this summer, hoping that massive wages combined with the opportunity to go back to his homeland would attract him to the project being built at the San Siro.
They're potentially two very hard draws and I think if Murray comes through, and I do expect him to come through them, then I think we'll have a better indication of where his form is at. I was very glad that he accepted to come in person to Paris and spend some time together. World number two Djokovic , who is about to begin the defence of his French Open title, said he originally only sought out Agassi's contact details so he could thank him for his support as his career ...
Brook has not been in the ring since he was beaten by three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in September. Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) captured the title from Shawn Porter in 2014. The main event is expected to begin at close to 5:30 p.m. ET. Spence 27, has not faced top competition but he's still among boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters.
I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said. "I don't even think my teammates would say that". James was asked whether he could envision a rematch with the Celtics in next year's East finals. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've gotta do to come back at the highest level possible". "I leave with a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth not playing as well here, and man you want to play well here", said an emotional Celtics coach Brad Stevens , who ...
Chelsea will escape censure from the Premier League , despite the debacle which surrounded John Terry's final game for Chelsea on Sunday. 'To be honest the only mistake here is we should have clocked sooner there'd be another cringe-worthy Chelsea send-off for JT'.
You come to my home you will be surprised. It has been reported that he is unhappy with the amount of first-team minutes he has been given by Wenger this season and the player did little to correct such claims at a press conference at Arsenal's training ground yesterday.
And unlike Arsenal , Antonio Conte is set to have a full complement of players to choose from as he looks to win a double in his first season in England. "There's only one way to do that, by winning tomorrow and celebrating, to drink a bit of champagne. We have a lot of guys who can do that". But even with the FA Cup final kicking off between Chelsea and Arsenal , Mourinho admitted he "couldn't care" as he aims to forget about football for a month.
Guardiola was relieved to have finished third, which means City will go straight into the Champions League group stage, and he expects City to be more competitive next season. Despite spending £47.5m on John Stones, £37m on Leroy Sane, £27m on Gabriel Jesus , £20m on Ilkay Gundogan, £15.4m on Claudio Bravo and £13.8m on Nolito, City failed to challenge champions Chelsea in the league.
Nibali, who lost 2min 07sec to Dumoulin on the stage 10 race against the clock, agreed: "We have to give it everything tomorrow, we have to take as many seconds as possible before the time trial". He finished almost two minutes ahead of Rui Costa, with Stage 17 victor Pierre Rolland crossing third. After a terrible stage 19, Dumoulin should be feeling much better about his prospects having kept himself within touching distance on a stage considerably more suited to his GC foes.
Paul Merson is back for the final time this season to give us his FA Cup final prediction. Wenger failed to secure Champions League qualification with Arsenal for the first time in 20 years, but he can still make history by becoming the first manager to win seven FA Cups.
A career grand slam victor himself, Agassi's influence is already showing, with Djokovic reaching his first final last week since winning the season opener in Doha. "It's an incredible feeling to be back and to look at this trophy". Murray , 30, is in the same half of the draw as 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka , who he beat in last year's semi-finals.
It was the flawless performance by the players today and it's terrific for everyone that's taken part since I've been here, particularly the fans". "We will talk in the next few days". "When you prepare for a final and you give one goal away in the first minutes, it's very hard". City headed to Selhurst Park knowing only victory would do to take the relegation scrap to the final day following Swansea City's triumph at Sunderland the previous day.
In his second season in New York, Babe Ruth led the Yankees to their first World Series berth in 1921 against the Giants. The Celtics never led and were behind 43-27 after one quarter, then trailed by as many as 39. The Cavs are plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on them would yield $220 if they win the title. Steve Kerr, who is still experiencing complications from back surgery two years ago, hasn't been on the Warriors' sideline for more than a month.
Wenger became the competition's most successful manager with a seventh title in his 21-year reign, triumphs that have papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Champions League .
Well there is not much use when you make a decision but refuse to tell everyone what that decision is! Arsenal supporters, Richard Mofe Damijo and Anthony Onyegbulem better known as Okey Bakassi in the Nigerian entertainment industry, spoke with Completesportsnigeria.com on their thoughts on the game.
With his fifth Madrid Masters title, Nadal received 1,000 points and rose to World No. 4 in the ATP rankings after starting the new season with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over his future. The Serbian player was in control during his service games and broke Lopez once in each set to secure the victory. "It's true that he made some mistakes, but he fought until the end".
But the report was shared with attorney Karen Truszkowski, who represents the alleged victim. "They have not been expelled or dismissed from the school at this point because it has not gotten to that stage yet", Truszkowski said of the three players .
For James, the Finals are an annual rite. The Cavs strolled past the Boston Celtics . SportsCenter can't get enough of the memories and stories those two franchises produced during their rivalry. "We got beat bad, but it's all about how you rebound and we bounced back tonight". Avery Bradley added of the Cavs as a whole, "They're going to come out with a different mentality next game, and we understand that and it's our job to make sure that we're prepared from the start of the game".
The source said Mr Corbyn is paying for his own ticket and will be attending with his son, Seb, who is also an Arsenal fan. There was an 18-point gap and four places between the sides after 38 top-flight games and Blues fans, especially after they avenged that early-season setback with a 3-1 win at the Bridge in early February, will fancy their chances of brushing the Gunners aside.
The Brazilian global has been one of the club's star performers this season as they returned to the top of English football by claiming the Premier League title. " I cut my salary to come back here". But, I repeat, I'm happy for this season and am happy to stay here."Today it is very hard to answer the question".
In addition, numerous 17,000 general sale tickets are believed to have been bought by United fans anticipating their side would make the final. Once again, he cited the complications of a lengthy injury list coinciding with a devilishly tough run of Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his side must forget about their league exploits in the FA Cup final, as he feels Arsenal will be out to save their season with victory. And the former Serie A victor hailed the response of Abramovich, owner of a notoriously itchy trigger finger, during that mini-crisis of the autumn as the Blues now aim to complete a double against Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Lingard and the rest of the Manchester United squad were singing this chant: "U-N-I, T-E-D, United are the team for me, with a nick nack paddy wack give a dog a bone, why don't City f*** off home". "Maybe. But we just came to do our job". He has often being accused of embodying what United became in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, with the club seen to have deserted their footballing roots.
Defeat for Supergiant, whose time in the competition will come to an end after this season, would have made Sunday's meeting their final one in the IPL. The team management will now have to decide on whether to revert back to Nitish Rana, who was exceptional in the early stage of the tournament or stick to the experience Rayudu today.