For the third straight year it'll face the Golden State Warriors in the championship series. Cleveland came through the East by winning 12 of their 13 games and will look to defend their title against the Warriors , who were a flawless 12-0 as they came through the Western Conference play-offs.
Things went from bad to worse for Chelsea when Moses later collected his second yellow card of the match for diving in the 68th minute and was duly sent off. "They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today". On Wenger's future, Aaron Ramsey , scorer of the winning goal , said: "Of course I want him to stay at the club".
LeBron James went to the Finals each season he played with the Heat, but was Miami as dominant against the East in the postseason as James' Cleveland teams have been? A Golden State triumph would be its second championship in three years, with the Finals loss in between coming after a season in which the Warriors broke the long-standing all-time record for most victories.
Out since April 23, when he announced he was taking a leave of absence to address chronic pain in the wake of multiple back surgeries almost two years ago, Kerr has been a constant presence the past two weeks but not on the bench during games .
Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs - the Warriors making history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference with the Cavs losing just a single game to the Celtics . "Since I fell down in March, I think that's what aggravated it", Thomas said. So you have to appreciate it. Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co.
Manchester United struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League under Mourinho as they ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table. Mourinho, meanwhile, made no apologies for his tactics, remarking: "There are lots of poets in football but poets don't win many titles". "We had to come here we had to play a very important game for us and I think we did the best we could".
With the win, Arsenal salvaged a disappointing season in which it failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades. "I'm especially proud of the way we won this season , in the semi-final we had to play against Man City here and in the final Chelsea here, you can not get tougher and we had two outstanding performances, this cup was won with special spirit and special attitude".
Other than that, coach Tyronn Lue said he was not focused on the Warriors as yet. Of the Warriors and the Cavs, only Cleveland has dropped a game this playoffs - a single, solitary loss to Boston on an off-day, that the internet is hilariously suggesting was a thrown game so LeBron could beat the Celtics senseless in Boston one more time.
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sent the Gunners celebrating at Wembley, with the Welshman hitting what proved to be the victor minutes after Diego Costa briefly restored parity. Arsene Wenger says his future will be resolved next week after he created history with a record seventh FA Cup triumph . However, Wenger has admitted that he has found it hard at times this season to accept the criticism during matches from the fan base.
Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League. This might be Sanchez's last match in an Arsenal jersey. Bellerin shot just wide and Ozil hit the post after cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta, but just as in the 2014 final against Hull City, Ramsey's goal was to prove the victor.
Considering all that the outfielder has accomplished so far in his early career, it's nearly no surprise that the Yankees' have found a way to embrace their 6-foot-8 slugger. "The fans are into it", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said prior to Tuesday's game. Judge, who hit 18 home runs (and 41 doubles ) while playing for Bulldogs 2011-13, said he was humbled when the Yankees approached him with the concept.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is not concerned about speculation linking Eric Dier and Kyle Walker with moves to Manchester United and Manchester City , respectively. "Thankfully, nothing ever happens to Dele, but just imagine if [he got injured], or someone like Christian [Eriksen] got injured". "We could have a better squad in terms of depth", he said.
Another player possibly on the 76ers' radar is Josh Jackson ( Kansas ). As fate would have it, the Suns droped out of the top three as Phoenix landed the fourth pick in the NBA Draft . They made a trade with Washington this season (Began Bogdanovic) to get one of those picks (No. 22) and they also have Boston's pick, which is the 27th overall selection.
Real now look highly likely to win their first league title since the 2011/12 season, when Jose Mourinho's side beat Barcelona to the championship by a comfortable nine points. Vigo authorities at the time accused Madrid of improperly pressuring to play the game despite the security concerns, and the club had to officially respond by saying that it would never want to put the fans' safety at risk.
They beat Washington in seven games, including a Game 2 victory in which Thomas scored 53 points - one shy of the franchise playoff record. The first game of the best-of-seven finals is slated for Thursday, June 1, United States time, which means Australian fans can catch it on Friday, June 2.
The Warriors are the greatest collection of National Basketball Association talent in the modern era, and that's no small statement, considering Tim Duncan and David Robinson played together in San Antonio and LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh became Miami's Big Three.
James started Game 5 against the Celtics just 27 points from tying Michael Jordan as the all-time National Basketball Association leading scorer in playoff history after scoring 34 points in Game 4 on Tuesday night. "I shot fadeaways before I should have". "I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid, I shot fadeaways before I should have, I wore a leg sleeve on my leg and folded it down so you saw the red part, I wore black and red shoes with white socks, I wore short ...
He told the club website: 'I am very happy to score this first goal. The 17-year-old came off the bench to head the victor with the final act of the match as the champions came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Bologna in their last league game of the season.
B. King and Patti LaBelle also performed, and learning the rudiments of guitar playing from one of his grandmother's neighbors. In March he canceled performances for the rest of the year . " Gregg Allman , thank you for everything". I don't stand around crying anymore, but I think about him every day of my life. "So it works both ways".
Sebastian Vettel says Valtteri Bottas cost him "an terrible lot of time " while playing rear-gunner to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix . "It was shame to not be able to take part in the race after the incident as I think with this weekend's upgrades it could have been fun and we could have got a good result".
At the end of the day, the unheralded golfer from Taiwan was tied atop the leaderboard with one of the LPGA Tour's most successful players. It looked as if Salas might be the one entering the final round with the lead when her string of birdies in the middle of the back nine put her at 15 under.
They looked nothing like the team that finished fifth in the Premier League , just shy of Champions League qualification. Wenger is out of contract imminently, while the Frenchman has been dodging questions about his next career move for months.
Simpson, who won the 2012 U.S. Open but last tasted success on the PGA Tour at the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, sits at nine under. "There's a bunch of guys within four shots", Kisner said. Round of the day: One over through 36 holes, Emiliano Grillo made five birdies in a bogey-free 65 to move into a tie for eighth, five shots back.
Finally, a knuckle puck one timer from Kunitz on a pass from Sidney Crosby fluttered it's way past Craig Anderson to give Pittsburgh the win. "I don't know how much he got on it, but he put it in the right spot". "We gave them a good match". Any traditional analysis suggests the Predators are the underdog, but they have played the entire postseason as if they the team to beat.
Arsenal have beaten off competition from the likes of Chelsea and Man City to sign Sead Kolasinac with the full-back agreeing a free transfer move to north London on a four-year deal, according to the Mirror . This would seemingly indicate that Wenger is still in charge and is planning for the future, but until there is an official word from Arsenal the situation remains unclear as supporters are forced to wait until the end of the season to find out what's happening.
He has 26 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. "So I don't know why suddenly it could become such a big problem", he said. "With him, I feel he had something still left, but once he's on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets his pain", Wenger said in the press conference after revealing that he only made a decision to play the Chilean at 4pm on Tuesday (16 May).
The incident occurred at about 10:00 pm at the restaurant on West 16th Street. Dixon's team, Chip Ganassi Racing, released a statement saying the two drivers and Dixon's wife are "completely fine". Dixon was picking up food for a group of drivers, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan told media. About the only other known incident of this nature came in 1970 when rookie Steve Krisiloff was jumped the night before the race as he walked along the outside of the Speedway.
Mike Hoffman , deciding that shooting from in front of the net is such a cliché, banked a shot off of the pads of Penguins netminder Marc-André Fleury into the back of the Pittsburgh net. The cloudy goaltending situation has overshadowed another troubling trend that has nothing to do with who is in net. Craig Anderson has given up 38 goals on 488 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed one goal on 10 shots.
Since 2011 it's the same stuff", Farah said, clearly exasperated. "I remember it clear". She insisted the significance of the race was no more than "getting ready (for later meets) so I don't look at it as a big deal". The meet starting Friday night is the only US stop for the worldwide Diamond League series. Most surprising was Olympic bronze medalist Tori Bowie's victory over a superb field in the women's 200.
James had overtaken Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer on a deep three-pointer late in the third quarter. Cleveland , stunned by Boston in Game 3, after romping two blowout wins in the opening two games of the Eastern Conference series, looked to be heading for another shock as the Celtics dominated the first half.
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife Samantha Busch after winning the NASCAR Truck series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 19, 2017 . "The Cup vehicle just never is put together the whole way it needs to be", Busch said, referencing that his 0-for-26 mark in the sport's top Series was "very, very frustrating" in light of his Charlotte success in other series.
The performance marked Bryant's second multiple-homer game of the season and the ninth of his career. In fact, Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun got his workout in on the field after the game was called and was activated from the disabled list Sunday.
The all-action midfielder also has more to his game than many people think, after scoring four goals and providing four assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances this season, and would be an excellent addition to what could be a much-changed United squad for next season.
When the Cleveland Cavaliers carried out an utter dismantling of the Boston Celtics on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals by a total of 57 points, including a ridiculous 130-86 thrashing in Game 2, it seemed that playing Game 3 and 4 in Cleveland was a mere formality.
The Golden State Warriors have already punched their ticket to the NBA Finals. Despite the fact that the San Antonio Spurs suffered numerous injuries before and during the series against the Warriors, it doesn't entirely take away from the fact that Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , and Golden State have been a dominant force.
England's Eoin Morgan leaves the pitch after making 107 runs during the one day worldwide against South Africa at Headingley, Leeds , England , Wednesday May 24. They dominated the bowling and manipulated us, probably 20-30 above par and we didn't bat well enough. Root was positioned to anchor the innings but, by the time he flapped Phehlukwayo's bouncer to mid-wicket, his 37-run contribution had become pedestrian.
The Mariners have allowed nine runs in this series and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The right-hander allowed three runs in the first inning, but survived because both Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez were thrown out on the bases - Ramirez at the plate after running a stop sign from third base coach Brian Butterfield.
James, who shot 13 of 18 from the floor and 4 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3-pointer with 2:41 left in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan and move to the top of all playoff scorers. Both teams stayed relatively healthy and thus meet in the NBA Finals starting next Tuesday. The Cavs set a playoff franchise record with 43 points in the first quarter and 75 points in the first half.
In what panned out as a battle of the equals, England dismantled South Africa across departments. South Africa's captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to insert England for the second match running on an overcast morning in Southampton.
Arsenal dominated most of the match , stifling star players N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard . "We have a board meeting on Tuesday". Arsenal have missed the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 20 years, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
With LeBron sitting on the bench after picking up his fourth foul at the 6:46 mark of the second quarter, Irving kept the Cavs, who trailed by as many as 16 points, afloat. "We wish he was here with us, and we just want him to get better". In addition to James' scoring prowess in the postseason, he ranks in the top 10 in three-pointers made, rebounds and steals in NBA Playoffs history.
For Toronto, they get the steadying force of the two veterans in Tulowitzki and Donaldson, the Toronto Star noted . Third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki were activated from the disabled list before the opener of a weekend series against the Texas Rangers .
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.