It looked like a repeat of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa, when the Penguins poured in four goals in the first period of a 7-0 rout. Maybe it was the catfish: It took about 23 minutes into Game 1 for the first catfish to be thrown onto the ice. But hold on. Pens head coach Mike Sullivan quickly challenged and, upon review, it was deemed that Filip Forsberg entered the Pittsburgh zone illegally.
James scored 34 points to go with six assists in Game Four, even though he left the game with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter after picking up his fourth foul. "I don't even think about them", Lue said of the Warriors to a small group of traveling Cleveland beat writers following the Cavs' Game 4 win Tuesday.
In their last match , RPS bundled out Maxwell with 73 marks and they received nine wickets in hand. Earlier, Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Night Riders in their last league match to cement their place at the top. All eyes will be on Pune's Rahane, Smith, and Unadkat - as both of them play well in front of team Mumbai . Pune have no ready replacement available for Stokes and will either go with Australian batsman Usman Khawaja who hasn't played yet or New Zealand pacer ...
Planes carrying anti-Wenger slogans, boycotts of home games and signs and banners being displayed inside stadiums came during a blip for Arsenal which Wenger believes cost them dear. It's true that I was injured for a month and a half, something that had never happened before in my career, but at the end I was able to enjoy again what I like the most and I finished the season happy.
The only bit of advice I have for young coaches, if you have a tendency to be paranoid, don't do this job". "I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team ". It is still a good season. But will be holding on to this one having moved clear as the most successful boss in the storied history of the FA Cup , eclipsing George Ramsay's six wins with Aston Villa between 1887 and 1920.
I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment. However, Wenger's current contract expires shortly and some Arsenal fans have voiced their desire for him to leave, citing a disappointing Premier League season which ended with the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.
While the Stanley Cup Final is a significantly bigger stage than the Predators have played on before in their history, they are prepared for the task in front of them against the Penguins. Now, the Capitals Braden Holtby takes the top spot with 29. Neither he nor San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer challenged a goal for offside or goaltender interference during the 2016 Final.
Germany's Angelique Kerber has been knocked out the 2017 French Open in the first round, losing 2-6, 2-6 in one hour and 22 minutes to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, ranked number 40 in the WTA rankings. A break for the Russian in the first game of the match set the tone for a one-sided opening set, and Kerber cut a despondent figure as she quickly slumped 3-0 down in the next.
She'd been expected no earlier than the grass-court season, but parachuted into Paris last week and announced she would test her surgically repaired left hand, damaged when she fended off a knife-wielding attacker in her home last December.
A break for the Russian in the first game of the match set the tone for a one-sided opening set, and Kerber cut a despondent figure as she quickly slumped 3-0 down in the next. A year ago, Kerber was the champion of the Australian and US Opens , she reached the final of Wimbledon and she elbowed Serena Williams out of the No1 spot.
He had three break points when Djokovic was serving for the match , but the Serbian recovered to win the game and the match when Granollers returned long. "It's great to feel the support", said Nadal . Despite the ideal start the American legend revealed he definitely won't be around if the Serb successfully defends his title.
Braun made a running catch of a fly ball to left in the third inning, and then Jesus Aguilar pinch hit for him in the fourth. "I was just keeping them off balance today". The Brewers announced Braun has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left calf and that they have activated pitcher Junior Guerra to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
Finally, a shot from the Penguins . It's easy to view the Penguins and Predators Stanley Cup match-up as a seemingly lopsided affair - the hockey outsiders taking on the hockey establishment - but a narrower examination unearths some serious storylines and the potential for tightly contested series that starts on Monday night.
The 30-year-old Spaniard, who is seeking an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros , beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round. At the time she said she was "shaken, but fortunate to be alive". The scars were very tight and very hard. Kvitova carried on with a break in the first game of the second set, and broke again for 5-2. "Not many people believe that I can play tennis again".
Arsenal won the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, ending what has been a poor season on a positive note with a top performance. Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with his future expected to be decided. There still hasn't been any announcement if Wenger will stay with the club or if he leave - his contract expires this summer - but reports are that the club will make a decision in the coming weeks.
Wenger's preference remains to stay, but Standard Sport understands disagreements exist over a proposed restructuring of the club with chief executive Ivan Gazidis keen to appoint a director of football regardless of whether the Frenchman remains at the helm.
A waved-off goal by P.K. Subban in the first period on a coach's challenge loomed large when Guentzel beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in the third on the Penguins' ninth shot. It's also hosting two watch parties outside the rink, with demand high for the franchise's first final game. Bowman believes winning two in a row today is inherently more hard because of the salary cap and resulting parity of the league.
Liverpool's Danny Ward has been involved in two penalty shootouts on the way to promotion and saved two against Sheffield Wednesday before stopping from Jordan Obita of Reading . And there will be joy for their followers when they discover the cost to watch their side in action against the Premier League elite. Reading finished third in the table , two places and four points above Huddersfield, but it was Wagner's side who made all the running in the early stages.
Tiger Woods' mug shot. The 14-time major champion and victor of 70 PGA Tours was arrested Monday in Jupiter, Florida, where he owns a home, on suspicion of driving under the influence, reports USA Today . Woods, whose 79 victories rank No. 2 on the PGA Tour's career list, has not competed for almost four months. He later attended other tournaments but refrained from participating.
With several players on the injury list, and Laurent Koscielny suspended, Arsenal were forced to start Per Mertesacker . I spoke to a referee the other day, I forgot which game I was playing in but the ball got played through and the striker was offside.
Diego Costa levelled for the below-par Blues after Victor Moses had picked up a second yellow card for diving in the Arsenal box, only to see Aaron Ramsey head home the decisive goal three minutes later. "I invite you one day to live with me and one thing you can not question is my commitment". I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.
The Bleacher Report said King James is destined play in more NBA Finals to come, possibly still tussling with the GSW crew. The Warriors and Cavs will get it on with a title on the line for the third-straight year when the NBA Finals tip off next Thursday, but LeBron James has already started toying with the psyches of his opponents.
The two-time Wimbledon champion said: "It's a pleasure to be here and I'm happy I made the decision to play ". "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". Top-ranked Angelique Kerber made history at the 2017 French Open , but it wasn't exactly the kind she wanted. Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not fully ...
Rohit said all the players have contributed to the cause and he just tries to play his role as part of the team. Mumbai will meet Rising Pune Supergiant in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The American scored a hard victory over Wang Qiang , and in the next round, the 10th seeded waiting for the Japanese Kurumi Nara, who won a hard-fought win over 15-year-old Amanda Anisimova . The second-seeded Djokovic, who is being coached by Andre Agassi at the tournament, won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Makarova, now ranked 40 after reaching a career high of eight, was a double break ahead again for 3-0 in the second set.
It's finally official. After a brutal first three rounds of postseason play in the National Basketball Association, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors tip off on June 1 at 9:00 p.m. Jordan's 6-0 record in the Finals is an impossible standard for James to match, given that he has a 3-4 record, but if the Cavs star can get his fourth ring this year - a tall order against the favored Warriors, but a mountain he scaled just last year - he will certainly have scored some more ...
Kvitova spent five months out and missed the Australian Open after needing emergency surgery in December when she was stabbed in her left, playing hand during a burglary attempt. "I maybe thought I would cry when I stepped on the court, but I didn't, which actually I was happy [about], because normally I can control my emotion on the court so I'm happy I kind of did it this time as well".
Despite being a man down, Diego Costa pulled them level in the 76th minute but, three minutes later, Aaron Ramsey headed the victor. FA Cup Match victor, Aaron Ramsey, has called on Arsene Wenger to extend his Arsenal reign after his goal ensured Wenger went into the FA Cup record books.
The initial diagnosis from the England camp was that Stokes was suffering with a "sore left knee". Stokes, who turns 26 next month, returned to the field but did not bowl again. "I'm happy to say we've had constant communication from the ECB ( England Cricket Board) and the security manager‚ and there have been some reassurances and guarantees put in place that the security arrangements now as they stand will be supplemented starting today".
Personally the biggest thing for us at Manchester City was winning the FA Cup [in 2011]. Sir Alex, who won 13 Premier League titles, said: "I just wonder if they realise the job he's done". The former England worldwide produced some outstanding performances as he scored seven goals, created 56 chances and averaged five defensive actions per game.
But that is not the case with Stephen Curry . LeBron James has slain many great beasts in his National Basketball Association career-Tim Duncan's San Antonio Spurs , Kevin Garnett's Boston Celtics , and Steph Curry's Warriors team from last year-but there has never been one as talented as this year's Warriors team to stand between " The King " and an National Basketball Association championship.
Contact between Bottas & Raikkonen lead to the Ferrari changing direction, and lead to a consequent further collision between the Ferrari and Red Bull. In a ding-dong contest, first Vettel forced Hamilton wide at Turn One after he emerged from his second stop next to the Mercedes. The Briton, who made the move stick seven laps later and then made his tyres last to the finish, had sounded strangely breathless during the race when fretting about a strategy that turned out to be spot on.
Day made an incredible 60 foot birdie putt on the par-three 17 to move into a tie for the lead. It was a disappointing end for the Queenslander after he lit up the TPC Four Seasons Resort course during round three when he scored five birdies in a row on his way to a round of 7-under 63, the best score of the tournament.
During the first period, an announced apologized for the accidental profanity. The Penguins are 11-2 in the playoffs when scoring first. Carl Hagelin and Jake Guentzel are popular choices, and with the Swedish winger skating extra during Monday's optional, he could be the one watching.
Cesc Fabregas has questioned why he was dropped for Chelsea's FA Cup final defeat to his old side Arsenal . "The last two months have been outstanding and this team is moving forward". Although that run was insufficient to avoid failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in Wenger's 21-year reign, they were able to end on a high and the Frenchman revealed his simple pre-match message on Saturday.
He mysteriously struggled with the handling of his Mercedes vehicle over the weekend and had it all to do on Sunday at a track where it's virtually impossible to overtake. "But because you can't afford something doesn't mean it is not going to happen". The Finn led the first 34 laps and was the first of the Ferrari drivers to pit, and when he came out he had to pass two lapped cars.
Man United finished the Premier League campaign in sixth, they drew far too many games, while they ended the year 24 points behind leaders Chelsea. One of which concerned the future of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, who has always been touted as a target of the north west club. "Maybe.
Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with his future expected to be decided. It is a freaky rule but nevertheless, forget the offside, for me I thought it was very lucky to not be given as a handball.
The man known simply as "The Truth" did just that on Saturday night. I got caught in the seventh round in the eye, it felt the same as before. "If he's thinking he is the next big thing and he's going to show that in his performance, then we're in for one hell of a fight", said the Briton, who like Spence can not gain more than a further 10lbs by a check weigh-in on Saturday morning.
That insatiable desire to win will no doubt be on show again in just under two weeks' time, when Arsenal are the team standing between them and FA Cup glory at Wembley. But Fabregas came off the bench to sweep in Willian's pass and keep Chelsea on course to become the first team to win 30 games in a 38-game season in England's top division.
It wasn't enough. The Golden State Warriors were the better team - maybe even if Leonard had played - and they were in control of this game the entire way, getting 36 points from Stephen Curry and 29 from Kevin Durant . In what could be his final game, Ginobili scored 15 points while dishing seven assists as the Spurs played feisty but ultimately fell in a 129-115 defeat.
And one side they could look at is Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham , so here are TWO Spurs stars Chelsea must try and land this summer... Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker raises the FA Cup . But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team. Since that Palace loss, they also beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final and Chelsea in the final.
Can the Warriors hide Stephen Curry on defense? NY rapper Fabolous might low-key have his money on the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the NBA Finals Game 1 match-up. Mercifully, brutally, LeBron James scuttled them three straight times with his brute power and rascal finesse. Hard to believe, but this version - with Durant - might be even better.
In the men's draw, Horacio Zeballos, who gained fame for defeating Rafael Nadal in a clay court final in Chile four years ago, became the first man into the second round with a straight-sets win over Adrian Mannarino. PARIS May 28 Victory was a bonus for Petra Kvitova as the Czech left-hander made an emotional return to the limelight at the French Open on Sunday, breezing into the second round in her first competitive match since a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand.
Hill (2-2) recovered from a bout of wildness in his last start to pitch five innings, giving up one run and two hits. Will the Cardinals pull off a small upset at home today when they host the Dodgers at 2:15PM ET? DeJong was waved home but he was thrown out by Bellinger.
After being deadlocked with Singh for nine straight holes, Langer went in front to stay with a birdie at the 454-yard par-4 16th, the last hole on the scenic back nine that runs along the Potomac River coastline. His success on the outskirts of Washington DC completes his senior major collection and, after recent victories at the Tradition and the Senior Players Championship, means he now holds three of the titles.
Irving's shot over Curry with 53 seconds left in Game 7 that helped to end 52-years of torment, misery and woulda, coulda, shoulda is seared into the basketball annals for eternity. And that is why it has been so unusual for the Warriors, and everyone around the team, to see this group that so completely embodies Kerr and his beliefs on basketball and life not have their leader be right in the middle of it.
Still, Guardiola clearly has a long list of names in mind ready to come in and build an exciting City side for the long term. Midfielder Yaya Toure is also out of contract this summer and, despite fighting his way back into the reckoning having initially been frozen out by Guardiola, his future remains in the balance.
Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. Cleveland is listed with odds of +200 to win. The Warriors can spread any defense thin with their buffet of options. James left the Heat in the 2014 offseason, with Riley telling Yahoo Sports this past season, "When LeBron left, that was the most shocking thing to me - not to ...
Battered by criticism from furious Arsenal fans who have called for his resignation throughout a troubled season, Wenger was finally able to celebrate as he won the FA Cup for a record seventh time . "They are in a good way, they showed strength and unity and we played spectacular football". Conte added that the second-half sending-off of wing-back Victor Moses , after he received a second yellow card from Taylor for diving, was another turning point in the match .