The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night ( ABC , 9 p.m. ET). The Cleveland Cavaliers are underdogs heading into their NBA Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors , and the Cavaliers All-Star forward thinks that's kind of a joke .
Conte's record-breaking Blues stormed England's top flight this season, setting a new benchmark for victories in a 38-game season, failing to win just eight of their matches. "After that Arsenal defeat, I was angry", said Conte. "At the moment, my situation is very clear. If they give me the possibility to stay here and extend my contract, for sure I will be able to do this", the former Italy global told a news conference.
Hayden was immediately taken to the hospital, "Maurizio Bufalini" in Rimini. The hospital confirmed Monday that he died "following a very serious polytrauma". Our thoughts go out to his family and the racing community. He then entered the MotoGP World Championship in 2003, and won the 2006 crown over Valentino Rossi .
A ninth piece of silverware was a fitting end to Enrique's three-year spell in charge of Barcelona . He celebrated by waving his winner's trophy and singing the club's anthem in front of the Barcelona fans who traveled to the final in Madrid .
Chelsea saw Victor Moses sent off for a second yellow card offence in the 68th minute, leaving the Blues with a mountain to climb, but they soon had hope after Diego Costa levelled in the 76th minute. When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Aaron Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.
He added: "The City fans should all bring cakes to the game to show Yaya how much they love him". Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel slammed the decision to allow David Silva's goal to stand in his side's 2-1 loss to Manchester City and questioned the consistency of referees.
James' fierce mentality aimed at securing a repeat for his city and his fourth title has most definitely rubbed off on his team, with Cleveland more focused than ever. Later that postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers won the draft lottery and the Seattle SuperSonics were second. "Danny is a great president of basketball operations".
Not to be outdone, the Cavaliers have gone 12-1 in the playoffs and as the two seed, not the one like the Warriors. "At the end of the day we are defending our title". "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said to Etan Thomas on The Rematch podcast (h/t Marlowe Alter of the Detroit Free Press , via USA Today ).
While speaking to reporters after his team closed out the Boston Celtics , LeBron said he was not in the right frame of mind to talk about the challenges the Warriors present because it is "too stressful". Lue knows how to squeeze the best out of his players when he needs them most, which is why the heavily favored Warriors can't afford to take anything for granted in the title decider.
After defeating Auburn in the national title last year, Oklahoma is now seeking its third national championship in the last five years. They want to be good. Auburn (49-12), backs against the wall, did not quit. However, the Sooners recorded only one hit through the next three innings, allowing Auburn to close the gap.
In the other half, Murray's route potentially includes a third-round against Juan Martin del Potro and a semi-final against 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka . He said: "It's been frustrating, obviously, because it's the third time this year where I've missed days or been in bed for a few days". A male or female player sweeping the four Grand Slam events in the same tennis season is incredibly rare.
He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals as the Cavs romped to a 135-102 victory and a 4-1 series win. Durant will defend LeBron James to start the game , it's likely that James will defend Durant for long periods, and this is exactly what the Warriors want.
James, who is chasing his fourth National Basketball Association title this year, finished with 35 points in the game to set a new mark of 5.995 points in 212 play-off games, while six-time National Basketball Association champion Jordan set his record in 179 games.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 0-4 in their last four during game three of a series, and 0-4 in Elfin's last four starts. "It's easy to kind of let it slip and let the momentum carry over and carry through you to have you starting to think negatively, and all that stuff", Eickhoff said of his mentality after Cozart's homer.
South Africa needed 10 runs off the last 10 balls for victory. The world's top-ranked ODI side needed 20 off the last two overs when David Miller (71 not out) struck Jake Ball for a six and a four off successive deliveries. With the ball in hand, Stokes had Amla out in his first over. England set South Africa 331 to win, and restricted the visitors to 328/5 in their reply.
Harry Kane said he was thrilled to score what proved to be the last winning goal at White Hart Lane . This was also the last game at the White Hart Lane . "Today marks yet another historic milestone in our continued progress to deliver our world-class new stadium", Levy told the club's official website .
Emery has been under intense pressure after a disappointing first season at the Parc de Princes, with PSG finishing eight points behind Ligue 1 champions Monaco and exiting the Champions League in the last 16 . When the action began, PSG created most of the chances, while Angers rarely looked like scoring apart from when exciting Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe crashed a volley against the post from 22 yards out in the first half.
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) blasted those who've criticized the removal of four Confederate monuments from his city in an emotional speech Friday about Louisiana's dark history of slavery and the civil rights movement. Many called on him to resign. No one with that kind of mentality should be a policy-maker in our state. The significance of confederate statues is a hot political issue in the USA with many people insisting these statues are symbols that glorify those who fought ...
James has played 212 career playoff games - and is now in the NBA Finals for a seventh straight time . "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love said . With a three-pointer with 2:40 left in the third quarter James, 32, surpassed Jordan's 5,987 playoff points. It's the third straight year the teams have met in the NBA Finals , a first for the NBA .
Irving had a playoff career-high 42 points which included him scoring 12 of Cleveland's 14 points in the final 6:46 of the second with James on the bench. But beyond James' foul trouble, the Cavs were having other issues as the Celtics outplayed them at both ends while opening a 16-point lead. Ainge noted the Celtics have not heard that directly from the Ball camp.
Arsenal produced a battling display to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday, with Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey getting the goals, the latter coming just after Diego Costa's equaliser. "So, hopefully, he'll be here next season because we owe him a lot". "It is not easy, believe me", he further added. I love this competition. "He put it on a plate for me to score the victor".
With a runner on first and two outs, Marcell Ozuna hit a sharp one-hopper back up the middle. Giancarlo Stanton launched a 460-foot home run against the Los Angeles Angels last night. Before the game, the Marlins optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans and reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the bereavement list.
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Who isn't consumed with this? If the Cavaliers advance Thursday, James would be making a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals . "That's all I can give you right now". Cleveland jumped to a quick 14-5 lead and were up by 43-27 after the first quarter - posting a franchise record for points in a quarter of a playoff game.
Guardiola will look to add some depth to his defensive line after Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy both left the club recently and it's no secret that Jurgen Klopp is desperate for a left-back with unimpressive performances from Alberto Moreno forced Klopp into playing the versatile James Milner in the unoccupied position.
Romero's current deal, though, expires in June 2018 but there is an option for him to sign for one further year which United have yet to exercise. "More or less, yeah", he told reporters at the Friends Arena . That's me. Even when I'm in pain, I play . "Of course you want to play, you want to be on the pitch, of course". "So I think the season was really good".
The visitors made a nightmare start at Selhurst Park as Andrea Ranocchia completely missed a back-pass to allow Zaha in and the winger beat Eldin Jakupovic from inside the area to put Sam Allardyce's side ahead after just two minutes. Crystal Palace also need a result themselves, but we have to go there and show that we want it more than they do". "We tried to do many, many things during the January market but it is not a good sign when you need to change six or seven players and lose two ...
Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to trigger a West Indies first-innings collapse to 247 all out before lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.
Manchester United qualified for Europe's premier club competition last night after lifting the Europa League trophy. The medal completed the striker's set of domestic and European honours since joining from Everton in 2004. "Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League , but that is the last trophy, and that is when the feelings are under the skin, and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team".
The rest of the match swung thrillingly from one side to the other - Moeen Ali put England on top when de Kock feathered one through to Buttler, only for Miller's unbeaten 71 from 51 balls to take South Africa to the brink. The fourth-wicket partnership was worth 95 by the time De Kock did gather a low catch off the returning Rabada in the 33rd over. England had advanced to 249 by the time Stokes reached his hundred.
The 30-year-old made it to the semi-finals in Madrid and the finals in the recently concluded Rome Masters, where he lost to 20-year-old Alexander Zverev in the finals . Novak Djokovic hadn't won any break point in this event, and that is only the third time in his career to perform like this, when he appears in the finals of Masters.
The Penguins had the upper hand in special teams throughout the series . "Sometimes you get lucky when you put one in the net". That town is going hockey mad. Since the Red Wings repeated as Stanley Cup champions in 1997 and 1998, no team has won back-to-back titles. "It should be some exciting hockey as far as back and forth and fast and physical", Crosby said.
The Browns joined the National Football League in 1950 and played in every championship game through 1955. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year". Can Durant win his first? "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one. "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated - that's all".
Wayne Rooney has admitted he has "more or less" made up his mind about leaving Manchester United . "There's lots of offers on the table, both in England, overseas and really that's what I have to decide on". I will do that the next few weeks with my family while I am away and as soon as I know what is going on I am sure you will. That is a decision I have to make now.
It may not match up to United's *slightly* more impressive treble of the 1998/99 season but it's certainly up there. "There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and that is what I have to decide on", Rooney told The Guardian.
However, Sanchez did seem to handle the ball when charging down N'Golo Kante's clearance. Mesut Ozil had a shot back-heeled off the line by Gary Cahill while Chelsea had an wonderful escape when Danny Welbeck's header thumped against the post and Ramsey bundled the ball back against the same upright.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has revealed that Arsenal did not try to sign him when he was with Lille , although there was some sort of contact from the Gunners. "Er, no. They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally", Hazard said, as per the Telegraph , when asked whether Arsenal tried to sign him before Chelsea .
The Cavs won the series-clinching Game 5 on Thursday night at TD Garden by a score of 135-102. Golden State point guard Stephen Curry will lead the Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third straight season.
It starts with James , who is in his seventh consecutive NBA Finals . "It's like, we're in the NBA Finals". For Coach Lue to call the league's best offense in Golden State easier to guard than a team with so little offensive presence like Boston can only be an attempt to downplay the unsettling reality that Cleveland will have to overcome a team that possesses Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant , among others, in order to retain its National Basketball ...
There was no mention on the Garden scoreboard of James' feat. Durant wants a ring and what better way than to get his first by beating the player that snatched his initial moment from him. For the Celtics to realistically challenge the Cavs in the next three years, it's going to take a significant talent increase. Backup point guard Deron Williams tied his 2017 playoff high with 14 points in 16 minutes, hitting 5-of-6 field goals, 2-of-3 from long range.
However, Arsenal fully deserved the win on Saturday, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey , and claimed their thirteenth FA Cup , more than any other club. Mertesacker's previous start was an unremarkable 1-0 victory over Norwich in April 2016 and throwing him back into the team for such a high-stakes encounter against the Premier League champions seemed fraught with danger.
However, Ramsay sealed the win three minutes later. Ozil went desperately close to a second when released into the box in the 16th minute, chipping a delicate finish over the approaching Thibaut Courtois, but Gary Cahill was there to clear off the line.
United's talismanic manager Jose Mourinho has a knack of winning trophies in the first season in charge, and once again he made an impact immediately. " And we are very happy ." . "Three trophies in one season and the Champions League ". Manchester United's players celebrate after victory in the Uefa Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on 24 May, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm .
Concern has been expressed after a bookmaker paid out thousands of pounds to three punters who wagered on the specific time of Chelsea captain John Terry's first-half substitution against Sunderland at 100-1. The Premier League have already revelaed they will not be looking into the OTT substitution that got Gary Cahill on the pitch. But Blues boss Conte is keen for his players to quickly turn their focus to this weekend's game at Wembley, where a victory would secure the Double.
Yet Wenger appears determined to remain in place despite increasingly vocal opposition from the club's supporters and boycotts of recent games at Emirates Stadium after his failed to secure a Champions League finish for the first time in 20 years.
The boys were fantastic. It has been a very hard last few months, we were short of numbers. Pogba, their world-record £89m summer signing, said: "We know things like this are very sad, all over the world". The Portuguese boss will allegedly look to make major signings to turn his EFL Cup and Europa League winners into title contenders next season in the Premier League and Champions League .
Manchester United has always been the most hated team in the world, because of its success, but I think everyone wants us to win this time", Harry Charlton, a 33-year-old bricklayer, told the BBC . But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work. "It's a dark time and we knew we had to win to give something back to Manchester", Lingard told MUTV .
Manchester United built a two-goal lead early in the second half thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's strike from a corner. The fans will expect a Premier League title challenge next season, with further summer spending expected to help them reach that aim.
A Uefa statement said there was "currently no specific intelligence" to suggest Wednesday's game could be a target for further attacks. Netball's Superleague is scheduled to hold its Final Four competition at the Manchester Arena, the scene of Monday's deadly attack, on June 10-11 but England Netball has temporarily suspended ticket sales.