It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a hard afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard , but instead Mertesacker was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise. Aaron Ramsey , who scored the winning goal to deny English Premier League champion Chelsea a double, certainly hopes there isn't change in the dugout.
The Portuguese is expected to splash the cash this summer as he attempts to build on the solid foundations already put in place. Griezmann is seen as the ideal frontman for Mourinho, who wants more pace and firepower up front, with the Frenchman scoring 16 goals and laying on another eight assists last term.
In 1921 and '22, the New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in the World Series , with the Yankees winning in '23. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact the underdog has won Game 2 outright a dozen times in the past 26 seasons. "I've worked too hard in my career to have that label, from the beginning". "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love said.
Mis-steps plagued Garbiñe Muguruza's Roland Garros preparation. "No, [playing as a defending champion does not affect confidence]", she told a news conference. The match started off pretty even, as Muguruza opened with a 3-2 lead in the opening set. However, the 2010 champion had other ideas. Wildcard Fourlis , aged 17 and at 337 the lowest-ranked player in the main draw, was the stronger for much of the first two sets, keeping Wozniacki pinned at the back of the court with ...
Kelly Olynyk another. Marcus Smart stepped into the starting lineup, and rookie Jaylen Brown helped out from the bench. No one has scored more points against any team in the playoffs than James has against the Celtics over the past 10 years.
Coach Mike Fox's team needed three runs in the bottom of the ninth and one in the 10th to escape with a 7-6 win against Davidson in a regular season game at Boshamer Stadium on May 9. The Florida State Seminoles are ACC Champions for the second time in the past three years after knocking off the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC Championship with a 7-3 victory.
David Wagner's side will play in the English top-flight for the first time in 45 years after holding their nerve in the nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out that followed a tense 0-0 draw at Wembley. Huddersfield goalkeeper Danny Ward, who saved Jordan Obita's penalty to give Schindler the chance to score the victor, paid tribute to manager David Wagner after the victory.
Wagner's compatriot Michael Hefele, who was signed from Dynamo Dresden in July previous year, said for such a club to be in the Premier League was surreal. Reading drew confidence from their reprieve and gradually got a foothold in the game, with Daniel Williams especially influential in midfield. Both managers made substitutions to try changing something - anything - as Jordan Obita and Garath McCleary were introduced for Reading and the vast Collin Quaner came on for Huddersfield , ...
Hamilton lost valuable ground in the World Championship race, falling 25 points behind Sebastian Vettel who toppled Kimi Raikkonen in Monte Carlo. Hamilton subsequently suggested that Ferrari's tactics provided the most obvious evidence yet that Vettel is being given preferential treatment by the Italian constructor this season.
The environment of Game 5 was a odd swirl of the recent past and the longterm ahead. The Golden State Warriors have seen a flawless playoffs season, going 12-0, and dominating their opponents. "We have to be ready for the challenge". The only time a James team was the favorite in the Finals and lost was 2011, his first year with the Miami Heat , to the Dallas Mavericks .
The rule came about as a result of a few incidents on the America's Cup World Series circuit previous year, including one involving Emirates Team New Zealand in Japan. "However, I'm extremely proud of the way the whole team regrouped from that defeat and fixed everything in an almost ideal race against ORACLE TEAM USA".
But he also spoke highly of his time in Boston, where he said Red Sox fans generously have accepted him while he has pitched to a 2.34 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 73 innings. It will mark Sale's first start against his former club since being traded December 6 for prospects Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz.
Strickland's first-pitch fastball plunked Harper with two outs, the bases empty and the Giants down by two runs in the eighth. Monday's Memorial Day clash between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals saved its best for last.
Even if surgery isn't deemed necessary, he's looking at multiple weeks on the shelf as heads to the disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career. At 25, Trout already is a two-time AL MVP. The Angels have suffered an injury that is probably a season-crushing blow. This is the first-ever stint on the DL for Trout, who has played between 157-159 games in each of the previous four seasons.
Carroll was booked into the Dallas County Jail and posted bond Monday afternoon, according to the Dallas Morning News citing jail spokeswoman Melinda Urbina said. Prior to his time in Philadelphia, he spent his first four seasons as a useful member of the Miami Dolphins secondary. Carroll signed with the Cowboys earlier this year during free agency to a three-year, $10 million deal.
According to Don Balon , in fact, the Merengues are interested in signing Betis Sevilla midfielder Dani Ceballos, 20, who is contracted with the Spanish club until 2020. At the head of the Juventus dressing room there are two, plush seats that resemble thrones. FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Barcelona's Neymar challenges Juventus's Paulo Dybala, left, during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou stadium.
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. In the victory, Mattek-Sands won 52 percent of her first serve points and 60 percent of her second serve points. "Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be, and I couldn't really imagine how that's going to be.
He shot 15 of 27 from the field Tuesday and closed the game with 15 points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer with 3:52 remaining for a 106-97 lead. 2 - The number of threes the Celtics banked in while clinging to their lead. The Cavs hadn't lost since Game 4 of last year's Finals, and they came in tied with the 1988-89 Los Angeles "Showtime" Lakers for the longest winning streak in postseason history.
Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling', Court said. Margaret Court has made headlines recently with her quite-public announcement of personally boycotting Qantas Airlines, an Australian-based carrier that has promoted same-sex marriage, or marriage equality, or whatever you might prefer to call it.
But at the first playoff hole, the 18th, Day flared his nine iron shot a little right and left himself with a hard, downhill 15-metre putt which ran by the hole, the former world No. Kokrak had his first bogey in 34 holes after missing the fairway at No. 3, then three-putting on the sloping green. Kokrak had enjoyed the largest ever halfway lead in the Byron Nelson - five shots after rounds of 66 and 62, but he faded on the weekend with scores of 72 and 70.
Vettel then blitzed the track for several laps before pitting, re-emerging two seconds ahead of Raikkonen, and remaining in the lead for the rest of the race. "My compliments to the drivers and, once again, the whole team, both those at the track and the individuals that work so hard each and every day back in Maranello on a auto that is finally giving our tifosi the satisfaction they deserve".
The restart was almost Ricciardo's undoing, the Australian sliding wide in the first corner, clipping the steep barriers with his outside rear wheel but somehow surviving without losing a place to Bottas. The race was back on, on lap 68, which again allowed Vettel to pull away but put Ricciardo under pressure from Bottas and Verstappen and the Australian's race very almost ended then and there when he got too deep into turn one and hit the wall hard.
The 14 time professional golf victor was away from the PGA Tour as he has been recovering from his fourth back surgery . The 41-year-old golfer has won 14 major tournaments and 79 PGA Tour events - which is enough to rank him second on the list of all-time winningest golfers, The Associated Press reports - but his most recent major win came almost a decade ago, in 2008.
Team New Zealand found the best of the wind down the third leg to round the mark on even terms, but the boats split and Japan managed to protect their edge. Crews will continue competing in qualifiers over the next two weeks for the right to challenge Team USA for the title in the America's Cup match starting June 17.
Perisic has had as fine season for the Serie A club where he scored 12 goals and made six assists. Martial has occasionally played in that role for United this season, but his interpretation of the position is understood to be different to Mourinho's , partially explaining why the 21-year-old has only started 18 league games.
Speaking to BT Sport after Saturday's game, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said: "They've had a great season - that's what they must take from this". The Wenger debate has divided the club's supporters this season, creating what Wenger describes as a "hostile" environment which has effected his players.
He has already won twice on the Cup Series circuit this year. I went in, caught him a bunch, then he ran out. At one point, fans had to evacuate from their seats and the race was paused. A year ago, the Furniture Row Racing driver lead a NASCAR-record 392 laps of a possible 400. Like I said, the combination of the track surface at Charlotte and the current aero package just isn't making for good racing right now.
The German will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up previous year. She was undecided until late last week whether to even try to play in the French Open . Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Julia Boserup , of the U.S, in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Paris.
Unfortunately, Barcelona had played a game more than their rivals and needed Celta Vigo to get a result against Real Madrid to make the last round of La Liga matches very interesting this weekend. "We know that they're a good opponent and it'll be hard, just like it was against Sevilla and will be against Malaga". A draw against Malaga on Sunday will be enough to take them over the line.
She said an arrest report may be available on Tuesday. His agent at Excel Sports, Mark Steinberg, did not immediately respond to a voicemail from The Associated Press. The celebrated golf pro was driving a 2015 Mercedes, which was picked up and driven from the scene by a Woods associate after police cancelled a call to a tow yard prior to his release.
Maharaj endured three of the dropped catches off his bowling, Stokes badly put down first by Hashim Amla at slip - the ball going straight through the fielder's legs for four - and then by De Kock next ball. Eoin Morgan, England's captain, admitted the aim was to try and "build up" Stokes' knee to get him through the Champions Trophy and said the decision to only give him three overs in the second ODI, which went down to the final ball, was part of such planning.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that he was booked into a county jail around 7am local time on Monday. According to his website, Tigerwoods.com, he has 105 wins worldwide and 14 majors . In November 2009, he was involved in a auto crash at his Florida home that led to revelations of his extra-marital affairs. Woods is now out of action after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April.
There was never any real danger of Djokovic being upset in the first round of a grand slam for the first time since the 2006 Australian Open - Granollers, who likes a grunt or two, had won a combined 10 games in their three prior encounters - yet Djokovic needed nine set points to put away the Spaniard in the second set.
James, arguably the premier player in the game, leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but USA loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. "It doesn't matter who you're going against or how you get the job done, you're just trying to figure it out, and I think we did that". LeBron , who quietly scored 10 points of his own in the third quarter, turned more heads for his missed dunk and five turnovers than his final LeBron-like tally of 34 ...
October 2, 2016: With Woods in a rare supporting role as vice captain, the USA wins the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. He has been charged under a Driving Under the Influence statute. I'm walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. Once widely expected to surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major championships, Woods hasn't won a grand slam title since the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines .
Brilliant bowling in the death helped Mumbai Indians script an incredible come-from-behind victory over Rising Pune Supergiants in a thrilling finish to IPL 10. Rohit praised Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson , who bowled the last over in which Pune needed 11 runs to win, for turning the match in their favour.
But I see the Penguins capitalizing on opening-game jitters on home ice tonight. Captain Mike Fisher is the only player on the Nashville roster to have ever played in a Stanley Cup Final game. Now they're here again, aware of the stakes but hardly caught up in the hype. But the Predators also will endure their toughest test yet with the one-two punch down the middle of Crosby and Malkin.
If Love wants to sign his next contract in a market where he prefers to reside - in Los Angeles or Portland someday - or, after accepting third-fiddle status behind James and Irving, again craves to be the man the way he was in Minnesota, so be it.
But if a compromise can be reached that Wenger accepts, he is set to be handed a sizeable transfer kitty to turn Arsenal back into contenders. "I'm proud to have won seven of these cups". I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment. "I think the first goal was very odd". "He had the mentality that, no matter how old the player is, no matter how experienced, no matter how others felt about it, he just trusted me and that says a lot about his person".
The men's singles second seed Djokovic of Serbia recorded a convincing 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spanish Marcel Granollers in two hours and 27 minutes in front of his new coach Andre Agassi , an eight-time Grand Slam singles victor, reports Xinhua news agency.
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 . United scored one goal in away matches against other members of the Premier League's top six this season. "He s finished the season a bit better and I m sure he ll take that into next year".
Without Thomas, they became a more defensive team which they showed in the second-half comeback. While James is in range of Jordan's playoff scoring mark, His Airness still holds reign over The King in championships (6 to 3), in MVPs (5 to 4) and in regular season scoring (Jordan is fourth all-time with 32,292 points; James is seventh with 28,787 points).
What does matter is that the 32-year-old is having one of his finest postseasons, and the Cavs are gelling the way they did at this time last year. He was plus-68 over that span, which even topped teammate LeBron James , who was plus-55. Does the thought of seeing another season extend all the way until June only to end in a loss deter him? And I'm like, 'no, you got to get him better players, surround him with guys who can make shots.' It wasn't about building a wall around him defensively.
That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. "We knew we had confidence to be great", Lue said. "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them". There's a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The argument is valid that the conference was much more competitive from 2010-2013 than the last three seasons.
Quizzed if he had prepared a presentation for the meeting, Wenger was quoted by espnfc saying: "The best presentation is to watch the game". "I didn't fear the worst, not at all", he told Arsenal's website. You cannot be in this job. this job is basically trusting human beings, you know, so if you cannot forgive, you cannot trust. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future.
Scheer turned 38 years old on May 20, making him the second-youngest person elected to the leadership of a federal conservative party in Canada. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote on the first count, the last-place contender is eliminated and his or her supporters' second choices are counted until one emerges with a majority.
Zverev, 20, grabbed the biggest win of his career to date, beating Djokovic 6-4 6-3 in Rome to secure his maiden ATP 1000 Masters title, becoming the youngest man to win at that level since the Serbian's win as a 19-year-old in Miami 10 years ago.
The 27-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon victor, suffered a severe injury to her left hand during a burglary at her home in December. After being told there was a chance wounds to all five fingers on her left hand - the baseliner's racquet hand - could end her career, Kvitova was ecstatic post-match.
The Celtics couldn't, either. Al Horford controls the ball against LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half of Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. That was what we needed. It's not enough. He knows that. "My adrenaline is still going", he said. "You got us to this point and continue to do that, so I just tried to find ways to get into the lane, get into transition, when they backed off, shoot the jumper, and felt very comfortable".
Asked whether the experience of playing the IPL will stand the players in good stead before the Champions Trophy , Kohli said: "I don't think there is any similarity between T20 and ODI". As far as the mindset was concerned, it made me realise that I can not do everything in every game. "It's been going through my head and I have been working on lot of stuff based on how the game is changing", said the senior pro.