As the season progressed, Kunitz watched his ice time dwindle - the once top-line minutes had become those of a bottom-six forward - and his point totals followed. Looked like there was good screen on the goalie, looked like he fell down. "You talk about how hard it is to get back to the finals two years in a row; when you're seeing all that, you start to see it first hand", Crosby said .
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he remained in the dark about his future after steering his side to a magnificent 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Conte's first season in charge. "They are in a good way, they showed strength and unity and we played spectacular football". But the decision by Anthony Taylor's assistant was overturned by the referee.
CST). With all that being said, the Cleveland Cavaliers know the Golden State Warriors are getting a lot of rest waiting for the 2017 NBA Finals to kick off, and the Cavs likely want to do the same. James celebrated the record by raising his right index finger to signal number one, but quickly retreated to the backcourt to defend as the game continued, business as usual.
You ride it. You ride it out and you enjoy it". Yankees 4, Royals 2: Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter homered, and NY beat Jason Vargas again in defeating Kansas City in NY. Whether or not this ends up in another top-three finish in the Cy Young vote, Hendricks has posted a 1.96 ERA in his last six outings, solidifying a rotation that had been the bedrock for a championship team (but has only 19 quality starts this season).
But let's take a second to appreciate the miracles that are being attempted elsewhere, too. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to get back in their Eastern Conference final series with the Ottawa Senators as the heavy underdogs stole game one in overtime on Saturday night.
The game was preceded by a minute's silence, which was interrupted by applause from both sets of fans, and United's players wore black armbands. These were euphoric scenes and, though it has been a harrowing few days given the Manchester terror bombing, the celebrations at the end went a long way to answering the question about whether a football team from the city can consider this a happy ending to the season.
I'll do that in the next few weeks with my family while I'm away and, honestly, as soon as I know what's going on then, I'm sure you will know. "Because for me, I want to be in love with the player with this character, with this personality and that kid Marcus is the best example of it, especially in this club".
The British star begins against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov and could face unsafe Juan Martin del Potro , who is playing Paris for the first time in five years, in the third round . Angelique Kerber is the top seed, but as majors go, she is least comfortable on the red clay - as is No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova . "I'm hoping she will be healthy", said 18-time grand slam champion Chris Evert.
Lewis Hamilton declared himself "devastated" after failing to qualify his Mercedes in the top half of the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix . The result left Hamilton 25 points behind drivers' championship leader Sebastian Vettel , who won the race ahead of Ferrari colleague Kimi Raikkonen .
Perisic and Jose Mourinho have held talks, and negotiations between Manchester United and Inter Milan have been going on for a month over a transfer. Inter Milan seem prepared to sell Perisic and are already looking at replacements. He had been heavily linked with PSG in a potential exchange with Angel Di Maria.
The Formula One series kicks things off with the Monaco Grand Prix . Lewis Hamilton clawed his way up the leaderboard after a disappointing qualifying round saw him start in 13th. Also earlier on Saturday, four-time world champion Vettel dominated the final practice session. "This weekend has been a bit tricky for us", said Bottas, who clocked 1:12.223.
He has been mixing up his partners since then and results have been better, no more so than at Estoril, Portugal, earlier this month when he and Harrison won the tournament. Coverage of the French Open starts on ITV4 at 9.30am Sunday. Kiki Bertens, a 2016 semifinalist, and Kristina Mladenovic, who came on strong during the clay season, both have a chance to go deep in Paris .
The win in Stockholm also took Mourinho's trophy count with United to three, adding to the Community Shield and League Cup wins, and salvaged a poor domestic season by giving United a passport back into the Champions League . "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice. It was all new for them". "Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happy?" I don't care if we move the ball because then you can be ...
What's more American than that? Alonso qualified fifth during last Sunday's nine-car shootout, logging a four-lap/10-mile average of 231.300 miles per hour. Ed Carpenter qualified second-fastest and will be on the front row. Helio Castroneves was the last racer to win from the pole itself in 2009. And, along with being on pole, Dixon also has form on his side, with five top-five finishes from five races this year, including three podiums.
Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season. "I'm proud to have won seven of these cups", Wenger said after the victory. "They played a good game", Courtois said after the game. "You notice the team has suffered, but we are united, we responded".
They also used the fewest number of players in the division, a feat also achieved by the last two champions - Chelsea in 2015 and Leicester City in 2016. Wenger has been at the helm for six of those triumphs and one more would see the Frenchman on his own with seven wins, surpassing the six won by Aston Villa manager George Ramsay between 1887 and 1920.
Following their closeout win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, Griffin said his team performs better when the odds are long. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers played the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals .
We will start at the back and work our way forward. "It's an awesome season for us, the coach, all the fans and the whole club". The statement included a note that, should Arsenal win the F.A. The Italian tactician has masterminded the Blues' resurgence this season , taking them from a disappointing mid-table finish last term to Premier League champions.
Lee's IG post of himself and Kaepernick gained traction, presumably because people assumed Lee had some type of inside information. Well, actually there's no "may" about it because I just wrote an National Football League headline with Spike Lee in it for this very article.
Speaking at an event in Glasgow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Celtic becoming the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, the Scot hailed Jose Mourinho's side. "I think finishing inside the top four and winning the league was our ambition at the start of the season", he told the club's official website . Winning this trophy means a lot for Man U.
Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. The French federation then refused to award Maria Sharapova a wild card for the tournament with the Russian on the comeback trail following a 15-month doping suspension.
It said everything about who the 2017 Green-and-White were, their dedication to the game and what they represented - and, most importantly, the size of their hearts. In game five, I wonder which LeBron James we will see. "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them".
The new rule also pleased defensive lineman Chris Jones, who has a few celebration plans of his own. "We are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays". The first took place after week two of pre-season. In a much needed attempt to speed up the game, a 40-second play clock will now start once the official signals a touchdown, and teams will need to get their PAT team on the field quickly if they don't want to be penalized.
Rumors and fights with star players aside, it's hard to ask for a more successful tenure, although at Barcelona , anything short of perfection is regarded something of a disappointment. Messi became the all-time top scorer in La Liga in his first campaign under Luis Enrique , which ended with the club's second treble, and finished as the top scorer in Europe's top five leagues with 37 goals this season.
Recent reports have suggested Chelsea may have to fork out £100million for the Belgian hitman, which would eclipse the world-record for a signing, held by Paul Pogba when he rejoined Manchester United last summer from Juventus. 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 .
Game 1 will take place on Monday, May 29, at 8 p.m. ET, on NBC at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , Pa. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live. "But this group of players has a will to win as a group more so than any other group I've been around". Conor Sheary broke out with Kunitz on a two-on-one, with Erik Karlsson defending against.
Lee has bounced back nicely after she was disqualified from last weekend's Kingsmill Championship after failing to sign her scorecard. "I saw the scores in the morning and knew it was going to be tough", said Dodt. "When things aren't going your way you have to find another way of getting it around the golf course and I did", Westwood said. I didn't play my best golf , and I didn't hit it very well tee-to-green.
LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan as the National Basketball Association career points leader in the postseason. The 33-point rout was the worst loss when facing elimination in Celtics history. Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore.
It was an inauspicious debut for both James and his new home whites, as the Cavaliers brought back their classic wine and gold color scheme (with navy trim) for the first time since the early '80s. We made a lot of mistakes you don't make at this stage and they capitalized. For James, the Finals are an annual rite. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is next Thursday between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors .
Alonso recognizes his rookie status at the Speedway. Dixon is still looking for his first win this year and starts the race on the pole position . His experience on road courses won't help him on the Indy oval, but he's still regarded as one of the favorites at +800.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic's coach Jiri Vanek, second left, other staff members support Kvitova as she plays Julia Boserup, of the U.S, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Rol. Kvitova also consulted with a hand specialist in the French city of Grenoble every month and she started practicing with a racket at the end of March.
Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.
The 2016 champion Cavs will battle the 2015 champion Warriors for the third straight year. "We all need to soak this up". While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. No one has scored more points against any team in the playoffs than James has against the Celtics over the past 10 years. It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed.
Johansen has helped spark the playoff run of the Predators, who are one victory shy of Nashville's first trip to the Stanley Cup finals . Jonathan Bernier made 16 saves for the Ducks. Forsberg has scored two third-period goals, equalizers in Games 3 and 4, and he added the primary assist on the potentially series-swinging, final-frame goal in Game 5.
Crosby had a goal, an assist and five shots as the Pens downed the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night, evening the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final at two games apiece with Game 5 ahead in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Senators beat Fleury four times on just nine shots, with all four goals coming from in close . Bobby Ryan eventually gained possession down low and found Methot with a crafty pass.
Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. They opened 10-0 last season en route to their first National Basketball Association title. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year".
The New York Knicks (31-51 in 2016-17) had a slight chance to finally get lucky at the NBA Draft Lottery last night with a 5.3% chance of being awarded the top pick in the upcoming draft. The Nuggets have never moved up in the draft lottery in 15 appearances. On the other hand, they have fallen in the lottery a total of six times while remaining in their original spot on seven occasions.
They've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP . If you don't have the time to tune in live, you can also find "Ximo Pierto" on YouTube and watch 10-minute highlights videos, as well as interviews and other National Basketball Association content shortly after the end of the game, and that is a completely free option.
LeBron will enter The Finals with 5,995 playoff points, eight more than Jordan and almost 2,000 ahead of the closest active player (Tony Parker). The Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn't there Thursday night.
They won 67 games and a title, then a record 73 games, and now they are 12-0 heading into the Finals. There's a 90 percent chance the Warriors win the title this year according to FiveThirtyEight , and Golden State is favored by Vegas as well.
THE French Open might not be at Rafael Nadal's mercy after all - not if Andre Agassi has anything to do with it. For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men sitting at Nos. "I know I need to be ready since the beginning, because I have a tough opponent in the first round ", Nadal said. Should the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray falter, then the much-hyped #NextGen, featuring the likes of Zverev and 2016 semi-finalist ...
NOTES: Brewers OF Ryan Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, just five days after he was activated . C Manny Pina (left elbow) was available to pinch hit Friday. Braun made a running catch of Owings flyball to left in the third inning. "Same calf, same situation", Braun told reporters after the contest. Each manager challenged a call.
Sharapova has moved to prevent a similar scenario happening at Wimbledon , announcing that she will take part in the preliminary rounds at Roehampton in the week leading up to the main tournament. She would have been amongst the contenders to get the wildcard from Wimbledon's wildcard committee which will meet on June 20. Shortly thereafter, Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the Italian Open in the middle of her second-round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni due to a thigh injury.
Hoops captain Brown said: "It's incredible". "There were chances, both keepers made great saves and good saves and when it's slugging it out there is sometimes that lucky punch or that killer punch and today I think Rogic produced a bit of class.
Why [should it]? I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday. While the Frenchman continues to be targeted by the vociferous "Wenger Out" brigade, Arsenal's recent form means they approach the game with something of a spring in their step.
A stoppage time strike from Australian global Tom Rogic saw Celtic come from behind to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 to lift the Scottish Cup and seal a historic domestic treble the hard way. "It think in the first half we weren't playing too well and Kieran has been a massive part of what we've done this season so it was unfortunate to see him go off".
It will grab a lot of eye balls. "But now we are a balanced side", he said. "So right now, I think the mindset is very similar to go out there and enjoy our cricket which we have done in past couple of years and in Test cricket we have been able to reach the top with that mindset", Kohli said.
Through what is now widely referred to as the "Cruyff Revolution" in 2011, the Netherlands great attempted to halt the decline of Ajax by bringing back some of its leading former players " including Marc Overmars, Edwin van der Sar, Wim Jonk " in various capacities to run the club and making youth players the cornerstone of the team.
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . Despite the off-night, James is still averaging 32.2 points a game in the playoffs. "In the back of my mind, I thought, 'They can't tie up the series, '" he said.
A Tamim Iqbal century led Bangladesh to 341 for 7, but Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali slammed 93 in just 6.5 overs in the ninth-wicket to give Pakistan a two-wicket victory in a warm-up game on Saturday. 'I am very excited to be playing as captain in my first major ICC competition , ' he said. Junaid also heaped praise on ODI skipper Sarfraz Ahmed , who will be captaining Pakistan in an International Cricket Council (ICC) event for the first time in his career.