Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. "If the club want to sell me, there's one club I'd move to", he was quoted as saying, agreeing that it was Atletico, who he left three years ago to join Chelsea.
Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 25 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991 with an average combined score of 185.56 points versus an average closing total of 191.56. Betcha the Cavs will win one of the first two in Oakland and the Warriors take at least one in Cleveland . In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way.
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. But it's great to see Valtteri was able to extract the performance of the vehicle, it shows we're not awful here. Unfortunately, both Saubers crashed, with Wehrlein ending up on his side after his clash with Button, though thankfully he was able to walk away unscathed.
LeBron James can officially start preparing to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year, but the Cleveland Cavaliers star was in no mood to do that on Thursday night. Our models project Brown for 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists on Thursday. "It's the first time I've seen him since he didn't return for the second half in Game 2", James said of Thomas' season-ending hip injury .
And regardless of the results in June, Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have one championship ring in the bank. It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James, who hit a 3-pointer late in in the third quarter to nudge past Jordan on the playoff scoring list.
It was the second successive first round exit at Roland Garros for Kerber, the reigning US Open champion - last year, she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Kerber's run as No. 1 in 2017 has been a train wreck; she's just 19-12 this year. If the top-seeded, possibly-injured Kerber was looking for a way to ease herself into the draw, Makarova wouldn't have been her first choice as an opponent.
We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? 41 points were Kyrie Irving's all time high in the National Basketball Association playoff, which he achieved when they faced the Golden State Warriors and it was the highest point ever scored by a teammate of Lebron James in a postseason game .
The Cleveland Cavaliers , fuelled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday. James has higher per-game numbers in rebounds (8.8-6.4), assists (6.8-5.7) and blocks (1.0-0.9). For Cleveland, the loss was a wake-up call on their march toward a possible third straight Finals and a seemingly inevitable rematch with Golden State.
She added: "Not many people believed that I could play tennis again". "I missed being on the court". "Tennis is a joy now". "Every kind of small millimetre made me happy", she recalls. "From the beginning I was really feeling really weird when I went in the city or somewhere. But with the time, it's better". Kvitova joked with the packed press conference that in future she might be on the other side of the microphones.
The Cavs never trailed, building a lead of 39. Then, James caught a pass from Irving and threw down a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet and got the Cavaliers to within seven points of the Celtics , 61-54, with 8:42 to play in the third quarter.
Gift Ngoepe flied out to Jay Bruce in shallow right, and left-hander Josh Edgin came in to face the right-handed hitting Jason, who was 0 for 10 against lefties this season and 1 for 20 a year ago. "I've always enjoyed hitting in this ballpark, especially as a left-handed hitter", Walker said after boosting his season home run total to six.
The Belgian midfielder still has three years remaining on his current deal but the Premier League champions will be wary of interest from Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window. Eden Hazard has enjoyed his best season in a Chelsea shirt to date, but it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows for the Belgium worldwide this campaign.
It had been reported that the deal was effectively done after United's Europa League success secured Champions League qualification, but Griezmann used his Twitter account to call those rumours "unfounded," adding that he would only make a decision after holding talks with his sporting advisor.
James has played 212 career playoff games - and is now in the NBA Finals for a seventh straight time. "I wear the number because of Mike, " James said. Moments later, his teammates Love, Tristan Thompson and JR Smith wandered into the room, carrying with them the Eastern Conference Championship trophy and took seats alongside James.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said his team faced a daunting challenge, stating the Cavaliers have raised their game in the postseason. The Celtics' reserves scored 48 points to only five for the Wizards' bench, with Kelly Olynyk doing the majority of the damage.
Twice Formula One world champion Alonso , who skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to make his IndyCar debut, led for 27 laps and looked ready to earn a fairytale victory until he suffered a familiar fate when his Honda engine expired with 21 laps to go.
UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs Teixeira will be shown live today beginning at 1 a.m. over Hyper Ch. 91 in SD or 261 in HD on Cignal TV. Going one-on-one with him will be Alexander Gustafsson . "It's all about the lost rounds", Gustafsson said. "So that's what I mean when I say that he's the biggest enemy of all-time". In a ideal world, Gustafsson would like nothing more than to challenge the victor of Cormier versus Jones in July, but there's no telling what the UFC will opt to do ...
It seemed to be a case of the Ferrari team giving preferential treatment to Vettel with Raikkonen's stop looking like it came far too early. "The strategists said 10th was probably the maximum today", he said. "How close do I have to get?" said the Finn. "Obviously it's a bad surprise when somebody comes out ahead". Jenson Button , making a one-off appearance in Monaco following Fernando Alonso's participation at the Indianapolis 500, provided the biggest incident of the race ...
He's now found the back of the net in each of the three games of the series. Kase scored the tying goal in the second period - his first of the playoffs - as part of a huge night for that line that saw Getzlaf collect three assists and Ritchie score the decisive tally, his second-game victor in three contests.
The Red Devils face Dutch giants Ajax knowing a win will give them another trophy and a place in next season's Champions League. With Wednesday's Europa League Final to come, against Ajax in Stockholm , Mourinho could still end his first season at Old Trafford with two major pieces of silverware after collecting the League Cup.
All of this has led to Jacobs' ongoing attack of Harbaugh, who opted to take the high road on Twitter. The two-time Super Bowl champion added that he had respect for Harbaugh until he got to know him. They were just running routes in the defense, getting people killed. Jacobs, while on Tiki Barber's show, said Harbaugh "did not know what he was doing" when he was coaching the San Francisco 49ers.
Scott Dixon took pole position ahead of Ed Carpenter while defending Indy 500 champion Alexander Rossi completes the three-man front row. Fernando Alonso's decision to temporarily ditch Formula One failed to pay dividends as engine failure forced him out of a crash-disrupted Indianapolis 500.
The victory is also makes Wenger's side the most successful in the FA Cup with 13 titles. It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a torrid afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, but instead he was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise in his post-match press conference.
Mourinho is entitled to be enjoying himself after one match, the Europa League final, changed his whole season. "We're obviously disappointed", the Dutchman said. "There are lots of poets in football, the poets don't win many titles, we knew where they were better than us, and us better than them", he said. Victory enabled Mourinho, who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful ...
According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report obtained by ESPN , Franchitti, Dixon, and Davies-Dixon said two men held them up at gunpoint, allegedly taking their credit cards, ID, and Davies-Dixon's wallet before dashing away on foot.
And for all the guff the team got for missing sellouts, during the regular season and in the playoffs, the Sens Army was strong as ever. Nashville is a wonderful hockey city and has been for a while. For the Penguins, it's defenseman Trevor Daley . "He's motivated. He's hungry", Troy Crosby said. It's been the same at forward, where Pittsburgh has juggled lines and lineups.
They don't have a lot of weak links to go to, to go at. Cleveland's 75 first half points were the most in an National Basketball Association playoff game half since 2003 and gave them an 18-point cushion. He had taken his post-season career points total to 5,995 by the time he took a seat for the entire fourth quarter-along with the rest of Cleveland's starters.
STAMFORD, Conn. - May 26, 2017 - Last night's Eastern Conference Final Game 7 double-overtime thriller on NBCSN , in which the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators , 3-2, set major viewership and digital records, and continued the trend of strong results for the entire 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, according to Fast National Data provided by The Nielsen Company and Adobe Analytics.
Karam knows he may no longer be the future face of IndyCar - but it doesn't mean he can't be the face of the Indy 500 with a win Sunday. It wasnt until 2008 victor Scott Dixon turned in the best qualifying effort in 21 years to win the pole that the spotlight briefly shifted to someone else.
He was all smiles though as he joined the ecstatic celebrations on the Wembley pitch where Aaron Ramsey's late header ensured Arsenal have now won three of the last four FA Cups after an interminable 10-year trophy drought. "If the club wants to sell me, they know where I want to go". And here at Wembley, he answered the critics eloquently as Arsenal delivered an outstanding performance in an enthralling final to secure a win they fully merited.
It's crucial that Chelsea keep hold of Eden Hazard in order to compete in next seasons Premier League and Champions League. And he also could not guarantee whether there will be talks between the club and his representatives over a new deal at the end of the season.
But Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal before returning to Barcelona in 2011, found himself among the substitutes as Chelsea failed to secure the double following a 2-1 defeat. "In football you can never say never". "We will know in the next few days what he will do". "Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision". "I think it's a pleasure for everyone to offer this trophy to the coach", he told reporters.
What is more, the Czech played as if she had never been away, defeating Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 to comfortably book her place in round two. "Mladenovic has a had a great claycourt season and I think she will not be intimidated paying in Paris at all".
Tennis Association's wild card for the French Open . "I am flying to Roland Garros today and taking part in a press conference on site at 2.30pm local time on Friday". Kerber won the Australian Open and US Open titles past year and also reached the final at Wimbledon . The good news kept coming as late summer turned into early summer.
Bottas just held off Verstappen at the end of the race after Red Bull took advantage of a late Safety Car to put the Dutch teenager on fresh set of ultra-soft tyres for the final ten laps. "It's the second weekend that comes into my mind after three years or four years where we've struggled really badly from the get go, from FP2, with set-up".
Referring to the French Open , the second Grand Slam of the year, which begins on 28 May, he added: "I'm sure he will be one of the favourites in Paris". "I feel like this is a new chapter in my life", Djokovic said. He never came close to getting back on serve because Zverev surrendered only six points in five service games during the first set.
Kvitova has not played competitively since the attack, which left her seriously injured. Petr Pala, headcoach of Czech Fed Cup team and Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova watch the final match between German Mona Barthel and Czech's Kristyna Pliskova during at the Prague Open recently in Prague.
The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect". They played great basketball this year. Obviously adding an MVP to a team that already has a two-time MVP makes them even more impressive.
Raonic, who's in the bottom of the draw in the same half as defending champion Novak Djokovic , will open against world No. 38 Steve Darcis of Belgium. "If I keep improving, that's what is most important to me right now". I'm trying to redefine myself and rediscover what kind of approach is the right one.
Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at the French Open , her representative has confirmed . Just five months after she was stabbed during an attempted burglary at her home, Petra Kvitova made an impressive return to action as the Czech eased into the French Open second round Sunday.
I said it many times, when we hear the word " Arsenal ", the first name we think is Arsene Wenger . "It's a pity that we didn't win the FA Cup , but don't forget we had a big (performance) to arrive here and we must be proud of this". Delighted, excited and emotional but also a little stunned, Arsenal's players danced round the Wembley pitch on Saturday, applauding their fans, while goalscorer Aaron Ramsey urged triumphant manager Arsene Wenger to stay at the club.
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.