Ninth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and will play the quarterfinal against either Nick Kyrgios of Australia or four-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal . Thiem, in his first Masters final, took the initiative first, making the most of what seemed like a tardy start from Nadal , breaking and consolidating for a 3-1 lead.
The second Grand Slam of the year, French Open , will get underway at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday, May 28. Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him to become Novak Djokovic's new coach after he had originally turned down the job.
World No. 1 Angie Kerber saw her nightmare season continue, as she was sent home from Paris without winning a match for the second year in a row. It also continued a miserable spell for the 29-year-old on clay in 2017. "At the end maybe it's good that it's over for me", said a dejected Kerber yesterday. They gave loud support during the match, with the only disappointment being the usual sparse early crowd on Roland Garros' main court.
Blues fans may relish the prospect of Hazard angling balls toward his compatriot, who netted 25 times in the Premier League this season and may be ready to return to the club he left after 15 seniors appearances in 2015. "We are going to try and stop them because we want the Double". Three of those games came in a sequence back in September when Chelsea followed a 2-2 draw at Swansea City with defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal - the latter 3-0 hammering prompting reports that Conte ...
James was impressed with Thomas's performance in the playoffs, which began a day after his 22-year-old sister Chyna was killed in a vehicle crash. Or you could call the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers, which begin Thursday, the most foregone conclusion in league history.
However, in the second half, the Cavaliers fell asleep on both ends of the floor. So I'd have never believed I could be Mike. The Warriors won the first of their three Finals matchups, beating the wounded Cavaliers - who were missing Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving - back in 2015.
The Reds beat already-relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 on the final day of the campaign to secure a top four spot ahead of Arsenal , and will thus go into a play-off round to determine whether or not they reach the group stage of the Champions League , or have to play in the Europa League instead.
Arsenal confirmed they had cancelled a screening of the Wembley clash that was due to be shown at Emirates Stadium , adding that no victory parade would take place should they win the match. "I just want to enjoy my football". I said last week this team will be in the championship with one or two good buys. 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, ...
And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team? Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in a thrilling contest at Wembley stadium to win the FA Cup for record 13th time. "And that's it. It's not about popularity, its about competence". Perhaps more competent leadership would have cleared up far sooner whether Wenger was staying.
Wenger said he would meet the Arsenal board on Tuesday to discuss his future. "This team has suffered". "They showed great character coming back from Chelsea's goal and thoroughly deserved it". Arsenal could have had another late on, but Mesut Ozil struck the post from inside the area. Costa had received a lovely ball from Willian , chesting it down in the box before knocking his shot past Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.
San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold off a furious comeback without its best player. "We didn't come back to the bench all excited because Kawhi wasn't out there we knew we had to go out there and take this game", Durant told the Gazette afterwards.
He gave me a lot of advice. "That's why I could do well". He also managed to take all the suspense from the TPC Sawgrass . "I just focused on the middle of the green". He took a penalty drop, then hit wedge over the trees and almost holed it, tapping in for bogey. It was only the third albatross in the history of the tournament and the first on that hole.
Pointedly, Costa even mentioned how he doesn't want to go to the Chinese Super League , because he believes it would make it impossible for him to then make Spain's World Cup squad next year. "I have no intention to leave, I'm good here, I have two years left". "I will only leave Chelsea for Atletico" he told reporters in the mixed zone, as per The Mail .
James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game Three, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's fearless effort came up short. Now in 2017, the Cavs are going to the Finals for their third straight year and are defending National Basketball Association champions. In the video above, watch a recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics .
Whoever comes in, we'll be ready for the new season ". "It's not bad - but it can be better", Hazard said. We won a double with Chelsea two years ago, although it's true that the EFL Cup is less important than the FA Cup . Arsene Wenger may have looked on ruefully. "People are always talking, I don't care about that". "I try to be a leader on the pitch". Asked if there is a chance of a big club snaring him away from Chelsea in the summer, Hazard said: " For now, I don't know .
In Vegas, the Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to win the title - bet $100 on them to win and you get back $41.7 (or less). Set for a third straight championship matchup against Golden State, the Cavs are ignoring the Las Vegas odds makers and others who don't think they have a shot at beating Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant & Co.
The Cleveland Cavaliers , fuelled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors , following a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston yesterday morning (Singapore time ).
Kyrie looked he just mentally shrugged and chose to go for it. "[Surgery is] not the No. 1 option right now, but it could be once the swelling goes down", Thomas said Friday while addressing reporters at Boston's exit interviews. The night of his epic 53-point game would have been Chyna's 23rd birthday. The guard emphasized that he is going to work with doctors to come back at nothing less than that.
Here, for every Arsenal fan to savour, we show the 79th-minute goal in glorious super slo-motion. "But Arsene Wenger is, for sure, a really good manager for me". Chelsea players complained in vain to referee Anthony Taylor claiming an offside as the ball had hit Sanchez arm after a move by Aaron Ramsey .
The Arsenal players want him to stay and Wenger revealed after the game that a decision will be made in a board meeting with chairman Sir Chips Keswick and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on Tuesday. Mertesacker had played just 37 minutes of first team football for Arsenal this season before being thrown into the FA Cup final by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger .
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals . James will appear in his seventh consecutive Finals as he seeks his fourth title. Kevin Love doesn't believe the Cavaliers are underdogs in their NBA Finals matchup with the Warriors.
The ex-Tottenham star watched on from the stands as his team-mates fired Zinedine Zidane's side to a first league triumph in five seasons - the Spanish heavyweights pipping bitter rivals Barca to top spot by a mere three points as a result.
An embarrassing 10-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich in the first knockout round of this season's Champions League prompted renewed calls for the 67-year-old Frenchman to retire. It doesn't get any more prestigious than the FA Cup . "Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a victor and I am one of them".
England defeated South Africa by just two runs and pocketed the three match series, with a match to spare. AB de Villiers (52) looked positive from the outset and brought the 50-run stand with de Kock off 52 balls. But Joe Root several times drove seamer Dwaine Pretorius for fours through mid-on. The 79-ball knock included 11 fours and 3 sixes, but it came after he got a reprieve off the first and second balls he faced.
Nonetheless, they were both on a collision course heading towards each other the entire time , bringing us to Warriors vs Cavaliers part 3. More mind games and edgy banter are beginning to surface as the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers impatiently await their third straight NBA Finals matchup, which will begin Thursday night.
A minute's silence was held before the game, which turned into applause, in honour of the 22 people killed and 64 injured in the blast at an Ariana Grande pop concert at the Manchester Arena the night before the team left for the final in Stockholm .
Mertesacker hasn't played 90 mins all season and was absolutely magnificent. "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards", the out-of-contract 67-year-old, who said his future will become clearer next week, said. Their first-half display was one of their worst 45 minutes of the entire campaign - arguably only the 3-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium trumps it - and they left it too late when rallying with 10 men.
For the second time in nine days, Faieta struck out every batter she faced, setting down all 21 batters in a 4-0 win over North Warren in a North 1, Group 1 state semifinal game Thursday. She also has 321 strikeouts this season-the most in the state of New Jersey this season. Cedar Grove moves on to face Essex County rival in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 final on Tuesday.
In Game 5 against Boston, he scored 35 points to overtake Jordan as the postseason's leading scorer . LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to reach the NBA Finals.
Wenger has been under vast pressure at Arsenal this season and his side have struggled to find consistent form at times . Conte's side, largely unchanged from the one that finished in a woeful 10th place in the Premier League last season, beat Manchester United in the quarter-finals and title rivals Tottenham in the semis, and now face the competition's most successful club in the showpiece final.
I want to be honest with the fans because those guys, for all the time I've been playing, those fans have been so special and the club has been good to me. The Football Association (FA) confirmed that from the 2017-2018 season, a panel will review television footage for diving, with the guilty players receiving likely a two-game ban.
Why? The defending NBA champions won 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to the NBA Finals , where they will play the Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive year. LeBron has played in the last three with the Cavaliers and went to four straight with the Miami Heat before that. Game 5 was such a non-event that Charles Barkley stated he was going to nick off at half-time to watch the (far more enthralling) Game 7 National Hockey League clash between Ottawa and Pittsburgh .
Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal. Sidelined since last summer by a serious knee injury, Mertesacker refused to accept that his Emirates career was over even when the club paid £35million to sign Shkodran Mustafi at the start of the season.
Sanchez opened the scoring after a solo run. Courtois, admitted, however, that it was a bad lapse to allow Arsenal a second goal, by Ramsey, immediately after Diego Costa's equaliser. The 30-year-old midfielder started four of the Blues last six Premier League games as Antonio Conte masterminded another Stamford Bridge title success.
Djokovic heads into the second Grand Slam tournament of the year as the number two seed behind world number one Sir Andy Murray , who the Serbian beat in last year's final to complete a career Grand Slam and became the third male to hold all four major titles at the same time along with Don Budge of the USA and Australian Rod Laver.
The Cavaliers would increase their lead to more than 30 points on multiple occasions in the third quarter and go on to cruise to the win. The Cavs' 13th consecutive victory in potential closeout games since 2009 surpassed 12 by the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-04, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
There are exceptions though. There's also the irony that Brown, the first coach who took James to an NBA Finals in 2007 - Cleveland was swept by San Antonio - will now coach against him, likely in the same leading role he's had for Golden State since head coach Steve Kerr was forced to take a break because of continued problems with his surgically repaired back.
Dumoulin won two stages at the Giro d'Italia en route to overall victory - the first individual time trial, and the uphill finish at Oropa on Stage 14. Attacks from Nibali, Quintana, Pinot and Zakarin put Dumoulin in difficulty on the climb to Foza but the Dutchman limited his deficit on the flatter finale.
Roma's Francesco Totti salutes his fans prior to an Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Genoa at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Thousands of fans wore Totti's No. 10 shirt - in white or red - while others had T-shirts that read simply, "captain forever". As noted by the official AS Roma website , the shirts feature a "Totti 10" logo on the sleeves, as well as special message.
He will no doubt have focused on those areas of his game with coach Ivan Lendl this week as well as trying to sharpen his movement. In Paris , he could face Djokovic or Thiem in the semifinals. " Last year was not the best for me". No other man has managed more than seven titles at one major. Without Federer, defending champion Novak Djokovic will be looking to repeat.
The IndyCar driver was on lap 54 when disaster struck as rival driver Jay Howard fell off the racing line on the oval circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, sliding up the track and into the top wall. "Hunter-Reay put me into the gray and into the marbles. To say that I'm upset would be an understatement". "It's tough", Dixon said. I already had picked that way to go.
But people may want to be careful, because I think right now you're witnessing greatness. The continuing rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors as they head into their third consecutive NBA Finals against one another has seen the latest volley offered.
However, all that is done and dusted now, as today is another opportunity for both teams to secure a place in the final of IPL 2017. Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to field first, unfettered by their disastrous chase against RPS.
He struggled at the start but quickly turned the things around in Pune's favour as he played an important knock 40 not-out off just 26 balls starting his rampage in the 19th over to help RPS post a fighting total of 162 runs on the board.
So it's better than doing it via the league? We're in the same position, in the Champions League , with two trophies. The Armenian struggled in the first half but showed what a priceless poacher's instinct he has, swooping from close range for another Europa League goal.
In addition to 4K resolution, Destiny 2 on PC will feature support for monitors with a 21:9 display. The PC version will launch later than on consoles with a launch date set to be announced in the coming weeks. From the recent presentation for Destiny 2 on PC, fans can expect the first-shooter video game to reflect a tonne of similarities to the first instalment.
Alaves' only goal was scored by Theo Hernandez from a stunning freekick. Lionel Messi and his FC Barcelona teammates celebrated winning the club's 29 Copa del Rey title - here are the best images of their celebrations. They suffered an early setback when Javier Mascherano was carried off on a stretcher following a head-on collision with Alaves midfielder Marcos Llorente , who had to sport a bandage on his head for the rest of the game.
Manchester United's Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson. The victory ensured that United book a place in next seasons Champions League final. "I'm disappointed because you play finals to win them". MM went to Bierkeller in the Printworks to interview United and City fans alike as Manchester came together in a show of defiance in the face of ...
Bunning, a nine-time all-star, pitched for Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers , Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers over a 17-year career from 1955 to 1971. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his longtime colleague from Kentucky, remembered Bunning for his "long and storied life". Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro said, "He was a great American".
And after finishing a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League , the team should be a genuine title challenger for the first time since Ferguson left United as English champion in 2013. - AFP picSTOCKHOLM, May 26 ― England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says he is just weeks away from revealing where he will be playing next season.