The 10-match tour is headlined by a three-Test series against the world champion All Blacks, and 74 times-capped Cole believes it will be about the Lions doing their own thing in terms of game-plan. "The more conversations you have, the more you talk about it between yourselves then the better it is in training and then games". Lions coach Warren Gatland was eager to manager the RBS 6 Nations 2017 victor Vunipola through the injury in the hope he would be fit for matches in the series.
The Celtics All-Star will get his first chance to do the same on Monday night when Boston hosts the Washington Wizards with a trip to the Eastern Conference finals at stake. The Celtics bench had just 5 points in Game 6. Trailing 76-72 late in the third quarter, the Celtics caught fire and used a 13-3 run to build an advantage.
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. Before his injury following the All-Star break, Durant led the Warriors in points, rebounds, and blocked shots. Not surprisingly, LeBron James is leading the Cavs in the playoffs.
Sato , 40, avoided it all to seize the historic victory that eluded him in 2012 - when his last-lap bid to pass Dario Franchitti for the lead ended with a spin into the wall. So quickly, that F1 champion Lewis Hamilton threw some shade towards IndyCar to L'Equipe. Alonso was running seventh when he suffered an apparent engine failure on the frontstretch.
How great is the discrepancy in big-game experience between these clubs? With Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin , Nick Bonino , and Matt Cullen down the middle, the Pens will look to exploit the Predators at the center position. The Nashville Predators are a very defensive minded team . "I wanted to show him my support", Subban said. Is Sami Vatanen, 26 next week, a less desirable commodity on the trade market in light of the news that the Ducks defenseman's offseason major shoulder ...
James is chasing greatness. "And Brad (Stevens has) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". Warriors owner Joe Lacob said publicly he wanted another chance at the Cavs because of unfinished business from 2016.
Thomas played with a heavy heart, and played incredibly well, throughout Boston's run to the Eastern Conference Finals. "I wear the number because of Mike". The Cavs are 12-1 in these playoffs, suffering a surprising loss at home to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their series. It marks the first time in National Basketball Association history in which the same two teams will play in three consecutive championships.
It was as though he had been in this position before, even though he had only one previous PGA Tour victory and this was only his second time competing in The Players Championship . The South Korean, 21, claimed a three-shot victory on Sunday, finishing clear of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen to become the youngest victor in the history of the "fifth major".
This time it is with Sato , who joined the team just this season and had largely been overlooked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's the third win for Andretti Autosport in the past four Indy 500s. Fortunately, the Indianapolis Star reported that Dixon and Howard were able to walk away from the wreck relatively injury-free. With nine laps to go, Sato attempted to pass Chilton, but ended up falling back to third, behind Castroneves .
We knew they would play well as they have the last weeks. However, after finishing outside the top-4 for the first time in just over two decades, the cup win is nothing but a small band-aid on an open wound. Referee Anthony Taylor consulted the linesman before awarding the goal to Arsenal. "He was a lion at the back in the makeshift back three". But Arsenal continued to threaten on the break and in the 68th minute the momentum tilted yet further in their direction.
Despite having Victor Moses sent off after he received a second yellow card for diving, Chelsea levelled through Diego Costa in the 76th minute, only for Aaron Ramsey to head in Arsenal's winner just three minutes later. "Overall I just want to do well for this club and apart from that it's down to the board members to decide whether I'm the right man to take this club further".
I am out. Sure. "Like Barcelona or Bayern Munich , there you have to win by far". "And I'm hoping we can get maybe one or two players in that can give us a lift for next season because that's important". "But with the 10 minutes of injury time we had at the end, they defended quite well, so congratulations to the team. It is still like he is in pre-season a little bit", Guardiola said.
The shocking events naturally caused a sombre mood in Sweden in the build-up to the final against Ajax , with United cancelling their pre-match news conference. that the Portuguese boss is the man to lead United long-term. A little more than 48 hours after the attack, substitute Wayne Rooney took over the captain's arm band and raised the Europa League trophy at the Friends Arena, the stadium where American Grande began her world tour back on May 8.
He also reportedly also trash talked referees, saying, "Nobody's here to see you". The Compton Magic seemed to enjoy their blowout quite a bit, according to USA TODAY . Halftime also gave us video of LaVar addressing his team, which was getting blown out, even at that point. Coach LaVar, decked out in a "Stay In Yo Lane" shirt and Big Baller Brand flip flops, tried his best to inspire his squad with a halftime speech that drilled home the fact that basketball is entertainment.
Silva was enticed by the opportunity of working under the world's best trainer, but the playmaker is blessed with many qualities that are unteachable. After facing Silva in the Champions League group stage, Tottenham defender Danny Rose warned that City's new addition could be a force in the Premier League next season.
Alonso , a two-time F1 world champion, impressed everybody all month both on and off the track . I'm bummed for the team, man. Thanks for the welcoming. "It was outstanding", Brown said. "I just had to wait for my moment", Sato said. "I was learning so much as the race went on, especially in traffic".
England beat South Africa by two runs in the second one-day worldwide. That became 10 off 10 balls when David Miller (71 not out) struck Jake Ball for a six and a four off successive deliveries. Stokes then took a wicket nearly immediately after coming on to bowl but ended up delivering only three overs, as questions about his fitness lingered.
I don't feel like we're underdogs. "The Celtics and Brad Stevens , the team they have, they throw a lot of different lineups at you and a lot of different stuff on the offensive end, so as far as how they play I think it definitely prepared us for what's ahead", Kevin Love said , discussing how the Celtics prepped the Cavaliers for the next round.
All the players who played today learned a lot, and this is one aspect of the game where they were better than we were. Manchester United will be playing Champions League football next season after beating Ajax 2-0 in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday.
It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender. But if Games 3 and 4 are any indication, it won't be easy. They were still losing throughout, but the margin was 11 after the first quarter and 16 at halftime.
However, he has never been able to come through with a reputation-making performance in the biggest tournaments. In her 10 French Open appearances, Kerber has only made it to the quarterfinals once in her career. Kvitova quickly showed she had lost none of her aggressive, power-hitting style in those long months away. Makarova continued to be unthreatened on serve as she had a secure service hold to regain the two-game lead.
This was the 13th FA Cup for Arsenal but winning 7th title under the leadership of Wenger . And this explains why for a long time now, Arsenal fans keep wishing that Wenger be sacked or that he resigns at the end of each season. Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal . "It will be very important to analyse this season and our squad for this season, and we reached an incredible target with the players ...
The problem is you're giving LeBron seven free points when there's a long history of his teams stealing one of the first two games on the road to start a playoff series. Maybe the most discouraging thing for Boston - beyond not having a healthy Thomas for this series - was the way Cleveland dominated. Jordan leads James in Most Valuable Player awards 5 to 4 and Jordan is 4th all-time in regular-season scoring with 32,292 points compared to James in 7th on 28,787.
While it was LeBron James or Kyrie Irving who handled the ball almost every possession in the 2016 Finals, Williams brings some welcome relief. The Cavs beat the Celtics 135-102 in game 5 on Thursday to book a 3rd straight NBA Finals clash with the Golden State Warriors.
And the beat is expected to go on for him. "Novak called me about three weeks ago and I said "no" at the start", Agassi said, according to Sky Sports . 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.
Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice. The Cavaliers lead the series 3-1, and only nine teams in the history of the NBA Playoffs have been able to come back from that deficit. While this may be unprecedented in the National Basketball Association, it has happened once in each of the three other US major team sports with matchups that included some of those sports' biggest stars.
The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Serena Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medallist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Still ranked No16, Kvitova was only just recovering from a stress fracture in her foot when she was attacked in her home and stabbed in her playing hand in December.
The Cavs annihilated the Celtics 135-102 in Boston to reach their third consecutive NBA Finals , and LeBron became the NBA's all-time leader in postseason points scored. "I'm a guy who always got happy and excited seeing my team successful, seeing my individual teammates be successful and that's how I felt in Game 4 with Kyrie [Irving ] doing what he did".
James posted 35 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists on Thursday, in the process usurping Michael Jordan as the top scorer in National Basketball Association playoffs history. Before the game was over, James had broken the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list - racking up a career postseason total of 5,995 points and bumping His Airness Michael Jordan down to No.
They were enjoying batting alongside each other. The two will meet again this summer after being drawn with Australia and Bangladesh in Group A - and Williamson is adamant his side will repeat the attacking brand of cricket it displayed when last on English soil.
I feel like if we weren't, there would be a problem", he said. 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.
Now they have agreed to collaborate on a temporary basis for the French Open , where Djokovic , 30, is on course to meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals after yesterday's draw. Now I have to play well here. "Beating Novak, no doubt has been a huge confidence-booster", he informed. "Their level of tennis is quite fantastic".
Langer earned his ninth senior major title, passing Jack Nicklaus' record total. He tied Nicklaus last week with a five-shot victory at the Regions Tradition. Bob Estes, who had a five-under 67, is in fourth, five strokes behind. Singh shot 15-under through three rounds. When play resumed after the delay, Langer grinded out three straight pars in the teeth of the wind before starting his birdie run.
Julien Leparoux , aboard Classic Empire , was not willing to wait. "It just seems like he's won every race but the Derby and Preakness , really", Brown said. A lot of teamwork. Coming by the wire the first time I was a little bit concerned. One of the reasons that Castellano is so successful is that he is a "thinking man's" jockey.
Takuma Sato of Japan, driver of the #26 Andretti Autosport Honda, celebrates after winning the 101st Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis , Indiana. "It's a shame, I think we deserved at least to finish the race. They had come to us and said, 'We can give you a little less reliable engine and it would have more power, ' so of course we said, 'Let's go for the power.' And when we did that, obviously, we knew there was going to be some sad faces".
This was indeed the case, and Daniel Ricciardo drove an excellent race to finish on the podium, and in a much better mood than he was past year. "We can always say "If" as much as we want but it doesn't change things", Raikkonen said, shrugging his shoulders.
United eventually finished sixth - 24 points behind champions Chelsea - but in winning the EFL Cup and Europa League they have ended the season with two pieces of silverware and ensured Champions League qualification. It also means United will return to the Champions League next season but, more than anything perhaps, it also presented an opportunity to dedicate the prize to their city.
This proved crucial when he eventually pitted, as the German returned to the track ahead of Raikkonen. Early suggestions are that Ferrari could be on the verge of a new one. 1 driver so they will be pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will maximize all of his weekends", Hamilton said. "In strategy, that [Vettel's victory] doesn't happen".
Rediscovering his sensational form of 2016, Noren shot a course-record 10-under 62 at Wentworth and came from seven strokes back in the final round to win the signature event on the European Tour against the odds. Noren, who came into this event as the world number 13, has now won nine European Tour titles, but this latest success - in the first event of the inaugural Rolex Series - represents his most significant triumph to date.
It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August. When asked after the Europa League final whether he's decided on his future, Rooney said, "more or less, yeah". He told the Guardian , "I've played for two Premier League clubs ( Everton and Man Utd ) and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for".
Henrik Larsson and Lubomir Moravcik have selected their top teams who will play to raise funds for the Celtic FC Foundation. I didn't know there was a lightning bolt just as I scored. It was the Dons' sixth defeat of the season to Celtic but they more than played their part in a compelling match, only to find again that the Parkhead club this season are irresistible.
The Nashville netminder had a rough outing in Game 2, surrendering four goals on Anaheim's first 16 shots through two periods. Forsberg has six goals and five assists in 13 playoff contests. I thought that we created a lot, and eventually we were going to get one by him. After sweeping the Chicago Blackhawks and defeating the St. Louis Blues in stride, the Nashville Predators continue their battle to the top against the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.
It has added to a frustration that Oxlade-Chamberlain has not been played in one position in... "When [the injury] happened I thought, "Oh no, here we go again". 'The season's been an odd one, ' Oxlade-Chamberlain said. I look at their starting positions and positions out of possession. But, you know, we've given ourselves an opportunity to win a trophy and when you're in football winning trophies is what it's all about.
The New York Times outraged British police and government officials on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) when it published photos appearing to show debris from the attack. British officials have declined to confirm the details released by French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who said the information had come from British investigators.
The former Formula One driver made up for that Sunday with his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso . INDIANAPOLIS (AP ) - Surrounded by cameras and flashing cellphones, Fernando Alonso picked up a carton of milk and took a huge swig.
The performer sang the song from the 1997 film Titanic to mark the 20th anniversary of the film that made her a real star of the world class. Even Drake noticed her, saying she looked "incredible". The singer attended the ceremony after turning 71 on Saturday, and showed off her age-defying figure in a revealing silver dress and nipple pasties.
Engine failure also took 2014 Indy 500 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay out of the race with 64 laps to go, and he finished 27th. On lap 137, Hunter-Reay's Honda engine expired while he was leading the race. Michael Andretti ran down pit lane to reach Sato's crew, then rushed to hug his driver . Sato, 40, avoided it all to seize the historic victory that eluded him in 2012 - when his last-lap bid to pass Dario Franchitti for the lead ended with a spin into the wall.
For most of the game, Isco was at his effervescent best in attacking midfield, but the little Andalusian does not often play two consecutive matches for Zidane and perhaps could be left out against his former club on Sunday. Bale hasn't featured since Real's 2-3 loss against Barcelona in April and Zidane said, "He's much better and has already been out training on the field, but not with the team".
Kevin Love had 15 points and 11 rebounds and was a plus-43 and Deron Williams added 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the win that made Cleveland 12-1 in the postseason. Thomas initially injured his hip in March and played the final two months of the regular season before aggravating it during the playoffs. The problem is you're giving LeBron seven free points when there's a long history of his teams stealing one of the first two games on the road to start a playoff series.
The Boston Celtics are 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games as a double-digit underdog and 2-1 straight up in their last three instances as one. Led by its Big Three, Cleveland quickly built a 21-point lead in the first quarter, while getting lots of contributions from their teammates. "Past it", James said after Cavs shootaround Tuesday.