Inter Milan have been keen to tempt former Juventus manager Conte away from Stamford Bridge , where he has enjoyed a superb first season by winning the Premier League title. "Conte is a great person, a great character and he's passionate - he loves football", Luiz added. "Realistically, you could build to the future and spend a fortune and try and go and get [Harry] Kane and all from Tottenham, but I think that's not going to happen, they're not going to move them.
His deft cross was perfectly weighted for the onrushing Aaron Ramsey to head beyond Thibaut Courtois. In the fourth minute, Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with a goal that could have been negated for a handball. "I just want to do well for this club and apart from that after that it is down to the board members to decide if I'm the right man. Hopefully, he'll be there next season", Ramsey added.
Ahead of the final, Wenger revealed he has never kept a winners' medal in his managerial career. "For once I have kept my medal so that means it is a special night for me and for the rest we will see what happens in the future". Arsene Wenger has said he has been "treated in a way human beings don't deserve" after facing criticism from Arsenal fans this season. Referee Anthony Taylor was at the centre of a number of moments that changed the FA Cup final .
The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard shot 39.9 percent overall and 28.1 percent from 3 through the first two rounds. James , who also had eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a blocked shot, then talked about "the beast of an opponent" that is waiting.
He joins a depth chart in Detroit that also includes Ameer Abdullah , Theo Riddick , Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington . The move comes on the heels of the first wave of Lions organized team activities, and effectively ends the team's search for a veteran runner .
James will now play in a seventh consecutive NBA Finals against the rival Warriors , but he is not turning his attention to them just yet. He is eligible for free agency after next season. Who are the most likely "X" factors? Yes, Golden State looms. again. Sometimes it gets easy to neglect that fact. Adding to the intrigue, Mike Brown , twice fired as Cavs coach, will be the Warriors' bench boss if Steve Kerr's ailing back prevents him from being on the sideline.
Antonio Conte's men made a marked improvement after the break and became the dominant force, but Victor Moses' second booking and subsequent red card for appearing to dive left Chelsea with a mountain to climb in their bid to prevent Arsenal winning a third FA Cup in four years.
Ramsey didn't touch the ball but was remarkably close to it when Sanchez raced through to score. But veteran German defender Per Mertesacker came in for his first start of the season as Chelsea failed to find the attacking fluency which swept them to the Premier League title.
The 2017 NBA Finals matchup was predictable for a lot of fans and analysts, as it will be the third-straight year that these two teams will face off for the title. Meanwhile Golden State has a galaxy of stars. If the Cavaliers can't make their shots, the Warriors will feast. Let's all be honest, with the addition of Kevin Durant last summer the Warriors assembled the greatest roster to date.
Alexis Sanchez's early opener for Arsenal , allowed to stand despite an apparent handball, was cancelled out by Diego Costa , only for Ramsey to reply immediately with the second FA Cup-winning goal of his career. Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil squandered good chances to add more goals in the first half. Below are the starting lineups for both teams as Chelsea line up as expected, while Arsenal have Per Mertesacker starting with Gabriel, Koscielny and Mustafi all out injured.
In the first championship meeting in 1952, Layne and Walker ran for TDs to give the Lions a 17-7 win and their first championship since 1935. The previous two NBA Finals matchups also were tight, with Golden State coming from behind to win in six games in 2015 and Cleveland coming back from 3-1 down to win it in seven a year ago.
Per Mertesacker, who had only played once this season, was in inspired form as the North London club looked a team determined to win another major trophy for Wenger . But Arsenal continued to threaten on the break and in the 68th minute the momentum tilted yet further in their direction. With his side already trailing to an early controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez , Moses got one-on-one with his direct opponent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Chelsea's right wing.
With David De Gea the established first choice for Jose Mourinho , Argentina worldwide Romero has made just six Premier League appearances in two seasons, although he was central to United's Europa League triumph. Speaking about any potential move, Rooney said, "There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and really that's what I have to decide on".
The last time the Finn started a Formula One race from the top slot, he was the reigning champion while current team mate Sebastian Vettel had yet to join the ranks of grand prix winners, let alone take four crowns. "When you pass a auto, you see its size, it is huge and you feel very uncomfortable", abounded British veteran Jenson Button , back for a freelance McLaren-Honda to replace the Spanish Fernando Alonso , went to try the 500 miles of Indianapolis , IndyCar.
Apart from Kohli himself, the squad boasts of proven match-winners Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni with the latter stepping down from the captaincy earlier this year to prolong his career as a wicket-keeper batsman. "I will never play for redemption". "I feel you have to be prepaid for any challenge thrown at you and I generally expect placid wickets and that's the way I prepare for limited overs format".
From Thursday's stream , it seems like Destiny 2 is going to have similar gameplay to the first game. For those who are looking for more teasers, here's another for the upcoming " Destiny 2 " video game - default PC controls. The Destiny 2 campaign mode was shown off at the Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere event in LA. On Blizzard's official website, the company shared that their focus in terms of supporting non-Blizzard games is exclusively around Destiny 2 and they now have no ...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is also often regarded as a top-three player in the world, but Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has bested Curry in the previous two championship series. He finished with 35 points and had the record to himself at 5,995. James made 13 of the 18 shots he attempted, and had a plus/minus rating of 36. To set up the first National Basketball Association finals trilogy, the Warriors and Cavaliers steamrolled through the first three ...
The House narrowly approved its measure with only Republican votes on May 4 after several embarrassing setbacks. In addition to estimating that 23 million fewer people would have insurance in 2026 than the current baseline and that the bill would decrease the deficit by $ 119 billion , the report looked at the American Health Care Act's potential effects on health insurance premiums for those in the individual market.
For example, the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the Cup as one back in 2012. Interestingly, with this feat, the Predators became the first wild-card and eight-seeded team in National Hockey League history to sweep the top-seeded team in their conference.
The A's have no idea if being too amped up was Will Little's issue. "I know I can get these guys out". He struck out in the first inning, looking. He was taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Cotton had allowed a run on a walk, a hit batter, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but had NY hitless with two out in the sixth inning.
When the Blues started to push further up the field, Arsenal gathered more players into defence and hardly allowed anything to get past them. Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe.
But this league is about quick changes and you have to be ready for the next challenge, even when it's not going for you. "We are planning the future". If a team finds a few diamonds in the rough, they could make a similar run, at least at the top four (Leicester's point total a year ago would've only been good for third place this season ).
The Arsenal manager watched his side win 2-1 at Wembley against the heavily fancied Chelsea at Wembley . But the lead would only last two minutes. The Arsenal that Arsene Wenger likes to tell us about - the mentally tough one, the "quality" one - had slipped into myth. "You notice the team has suffered, but we are united, we responded".
The boys deserve it, and I'm happy for the manger, I'm delighted . "Hopefully, he'll be there next season ". The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment " created by some fans demanding his removal.
I'm a playmaker. I'm a player. Despite the lackluster end to their season, the Celtics are moving in the right direction. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series. Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015. Substitute Deron Williams also scored 14 points. The Cavs jumped out to a quick lead over the Celtics and never handed it back.
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates with the trophy surrounded by jorous teammates after the Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup . Aaron Ramsey's 79th-minute header sealed victory for Arsenal , three minutes after Costa's equaliser had revived Chelsea's hopes of capping a superb season in style.
Costa then equalised for Chelsea with 14 minutes to go, seemingly putting the Premier League champions into the driving seat, but Ramsey popped up shortly after to deflate their counterparts and Arsenal held on to lift the trophy. The Crystal Palace midfielder was impressed with the Arsenal star's performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup . "The second yellow card for Moses was for sure one of the two key moments".
Victor Moses has credited Antonio Conte with resurrecting his Chelsea career and helping him enjoy football again. Luiz described his return to Chelsea in a reported £32m deal two years after leaving as "a risk", having been unable to shed the "PlayStation" footballer image coined by Gary Neville.
Desperation soon crept into Chelsea's improved second-half display and Moses took a tumble in the box searching for a penalty, only to be deservedly handed a second yellow card. We know that if Ramsey has his way, Wenger will be back in the technical area next season. Every single player put so much work in. It would have also been a flawless way for the Blues to wrap up their season, as it was a 3-0 loss to Arsenal in September that that focused Chelsea to adapt their strategy early on ...
Goals from Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey were enough to secure a deserved 2-1 victory over their London rivals at Wembley to help Wenger become the most successful manager in FA Cup history. Chelsea will now embark on what is set to be a busy summer, as Conte seeks to bolster his squad in preparation for a return to the Champions League.
Women: Final: Elina Svitolina bt Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. "I would have a lot of interest in somebody's desire to want to make themselves better and possibly me being a vehicle that's best to help them take those steps". Djokovic, who suffered back-to-back losses to Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco and Indian Wells hasn't won an ATP Masters 1000 title since last July's Canada Masters (Rogers Cup).
Bobby Ryan scored at 4:59 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena. Schultz, who will be a restricted free agent in the summer, had eight points in 12 playoff games through the first two rounds. That's the Pittsburgh formula for Game 2.
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 16, 2017.
The Frenchman's contract at the club expires this summer and an agreement is yet to be reached over a new deal amid calls by a section of the support for him to leave. "They showed strength and we played spectacular football today to win the game", said Wenger immediately after the final whistle was blown. Chelsea had been hot favourites to complete a remarkable debut season for manager Antonio Conte but was not at their clinical best as Arsenal , who finished fifth in the league, ...
The times at Tottenham are certainly a changing. The volume was turned high as the Spurs fans fluttered their flags and serenaded their former heroes and it would all have felt terribly out of place if the current side had not risen to the occasion.
Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey struck as Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea to win a record 13th FA Cup trophy on Saturday night. "I am convinced we were hurt by the uncertainty about my future with the players", Wenger said. Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in.
I think you've found two great teams. But this is not a normal season. General manager Bob Myers made the announcement Thursday, though he didnt rule out Kerr returning at some point if he somehow is healthy enough to do so though that doesnt appear promising at this stage.
Trevor Bayliss' charge have won five out of their six series since early 2016 and will go into the Champions Trophy full of confidence. They are looking to halt a slump that began with a first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup, prompting all-rounder Shahid Afridi and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to exit the one-day scene.
The shot gave James 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career, which edged him past Jordan's mark of 5,987. The Warriors , who beat the Cavs for the 2015 championship before losing the rematch last year, are 12-0 in this year's play-offs.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, LeBron James will enter the Finals as an underdog for the sixth time in eight career appearances. The 33-point rout was the worst loss when facing elimination in Celtics history. 3 pick) and Channing Frye (No. 8). The Celtics , by comparison, had yet to acquire so much natural talent. "But they tested us every single minute, and we needed that".
Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency. They shouldn't expect things to just be easy when they get there. All I care about is the next game, and we'll see how they come out". You can't sugarcoat it or say, 'If we had just made a couple shots, we'd have been right there.' That's pretty lame.
It was Anaheim striking first when Chris Wagner buried a rebound past Pekka Rinne for his 2nd playoff goal and a 1-0 lead. Should Nashville win, it will advance to the Stanley Cup Final to meet either the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Ottawa Senators .
But at the end of the season I saw a lot of these mistakes against us. We know that if Ramsey has his way, Wenger will be back in the technical area next season. "I just want to do well for this club and apart from that after that it is down to the board members am I the right man to take this club further and for me to decide if I'm the right man, that is it".
The Warriors , who are 7-point home chalk for Game 1 Thursday, have covered in each of the last two Game 1 meetings with the Cavs in the NBA Finals: winning 108-100 as 6-point Game 1 favorites in 2015 and 104-89 as 6-point Game 1 favorites in 2016.
RPS also happened to be the neighbour of the team Mumbai . Dhoni has had his critics during the tournament, but the former India captain will play in a record seventh IPL final after bludgeoning a brutal unbeaten 40 off only 26 balls to get Pune up to 162-4.
While there's no suggestion Pieters doesn't like playing in America, his attitude was probably best summed up by fellow countryman Nicolas Colsaerts, who commented wryly: 'People think that because he went to college in America and joined the PGA Tour he only wants to play over there.
I personally feel it is how you prepare at the start of the tournament, getting your combinations right and going on to the field. It is that recovery, and players stepping up when needed, that Rohit is really proud of as Mumbai clinched their third IPL title in the competition's 10 year history .
Horschel had missed four straight cuts, while Day was coming off a final-round eight-over 80 at the Players Championship. Hahn couldn't quite hold on despite nearly holing out a magnificent shot on the 72nd hole and missed a playoff with Horschel and Day who finished tied at 12-under.
Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker lifts the FA Cup trophy as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017 .
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.