The reasoning was simple: Pandya has the ability to smash the ball from the get-go. Kohli was also all praise for the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma . He was saying to Anil Bhai, "That was not a hard catch I gave, which sometimes sticks in fielder's hand by mistake". When he got out, I took over. But still, at the back of my mind, I was thinking of it as a normal game because I didn't want to take the unnecessary pressure.
Former coach and player Al Attles called it "terrific" news. "We're going to go home and watch the film to see ways we can be better". Combining the first two games at Oracle Arena, the Warriors have outscored Cleveland 68-44 in that specific period.
Kei Nishikori recovered from losing the first set to love to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 and set up a quarter-final with Andy Murray . He proved too experienced for Karen Khachanov, defusing the power of the 21-year-old Russian to win 6-3 6-4 6-4.
The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. The 31-year-old Nadal has dropped only 22 games on his way to the semifinals, his most efficient run to the last four of any Grand Slam tournament. He followed that up with his second title at the All England club with a straight sets victory over Czech Tomas Berdych. None of the women left at the French Open have won a Grand Slam title, while Garcia and Svitolina have never before reached the semifinals of a major.
Charlotte and Atlanta both share a quad-oval design and 1.5-mile distance. NASCAR driver Kyle Larson poses with the Monster Energy Girls after winning the pole on May 19 for the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Most notably, shooting guard JR Smith has struggled his way to 3 points in 42 minutes of playing time through three games. In Game 2, the pace was 108.46 and the fastbreak points were practically even - 31 to 30 in favor of the Warriors .
The win not only guarantees the Terriers passage to the English top flight, but they also pocket an estimated $220 million. Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy will not address his future until he has celebrated promotion to the Premier League .
Now, as the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4, the immediate focus will not be on whether the Cavaliers can come back and win a second straight championship but whether the Warriors can do what once seemed unthinkable: finish the postseason 16-0.
Prosecutors didn't recommend sentences for ex-athletic director Tim Curley and ex-vice president Gary Schultz . In addition, Schultz, the former university vice president, could serve a minimum of two months in jail and a maximum of 23 months; and Curley, the former university athletic director, could serve a minimum of three months in jail and maximum of 23 months.
Swansea manager Paul Clement worked with Terry during his days at Chelsea and said: "I will have a conversation with him". But if he wants some serious bank, Terry has the option to move to the Chinese Super League where clubs are willing to pay ridiculous amounts for top players from Europe.
Meanwhile, the 26-year old will be sidelined from football for up to three months after breaking his ankle while on worldwide duty with Belgium . CHELSEA fear Eden Hazard will miss the start of next season after he fractured his right ankle on worldwide duty with Belgium .
The team then headed to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where the packed stands were treated to an elaborate light and video show while each player was individually introduced. Zidane was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when Madrid won its 10th Champions League trophy in 2014 to end its title drought. Ronaldo, who scored 25 league goals in 29 appearances this season, became the first Madrid player in history to score 40+ goals in seven consecutive seasons at the Bernabeu.
Louis Cardinals . Gennett became just the 17th player to homer four times in one game - and perhaps the least likely. Claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home runs in five seasons, including thr.
What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn't really change. He is a student of the game, a player who has always seen the action a chess move ahead of his opponents and understood what is needed from him and his teammates.
Most notably, shooting guard JR Smith has struggled his way to 3 points in 42 minutes of playing time through three games. Kimbo Slice: A fighter until the endRivera calls Yankees-Red Sox rivalry 'amazing'Would Jordan. "Yeah, I can't let nobody get close to the King", Smith said. After going through the comforts of home spiel - familiar routine, familiar locker room, familiar accessories within the locker room - Jefferson got down to the guts of what it means to play at home telling a ...
Head coach Warren Gatland must have been wondering how the Lions were trailing at half-time, given his side had dominated possession and had the advantage in both the scrum and the line-out. Howley said it was not just having to play a game four days after landing in New Zealand that had led to such a poor performance in Whangarei, suggesting the wet weather and a number of other factors had played their part.
A flight to Kabul planned for Wednesday has been put off and spokesman Johannes Dimroth says other deportations will be postponed for the time being. Mohammad Sarwar stood crying behind the gate of an emergency hospital, looking for his nephew, Habibullah, who was missing. The explosion occurred in the morning near Zanbaq Square close to the embassies of Germany, Turkey and Japan.
Shikhar and Rohit - last time we won here, the opening partnership was crucial. Indian batsmen remained focussed despite the rain breaks with Rohit Sharma (91 off 119), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65), Virat Kohli (81 not out off 68) and Yuvraj (53 off 32) rising to the occasion in a game reduced to 48 overs a side.
Oh, and Curry took Kerr's directive to heart. "It's awesome", Klay Thompson said. Curry made one insane move against James, but that type of one-on-one play was the exception rather than the norm for Golden State. "But having him back on the bench means a lot". Curry provided the coach more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after Kerr had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to players beforehand and at halftime.
Dortmund sacked Tuchel despite him bringing home the club's first trophy in five years last week, stating they: 'no longer believed the current coaching arrangement offered us a foundation for a successful future collaboration based on trust'.
The NBA Finals is off and running with its best ratings through two games since the Chicago Bulls' last championship in 1998. Betting against James is a sure fire way to look silly, but if his supporting cast continues to come up empty at home, there's nearly no chance for Cleveland to repeat their miraculous task once again.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she added she was skeptical about suggestions the Conservatives would lose their current slim majority. "Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, the UK and all over the world".
We're hungry". "We've got a great opportunity in front of us and we've got to seize it". Mike Brown, the Warriors assistant who for 11 games had filled in for ailing head coach Steve Kerr until his back allowed him to return to the bench Sunday , says Green possesses those "glue guy" skills so important on any good team.
His expectations on arriving in Paris were rather different to normal after a poor run of form on the clay, but Murray looked much more like his usual self in a straight-sets win over Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday. Murray has failed to match the high standards he set previous year so far in 2017, but has improved with every match at Roland Garros this week. "Whoever had won that first set had big momentum", Murray said.
Should he do so, the 30-year-old Spaniard would become the first man to win 10 titles at any single Grand Slam event . Djokovic faces either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal's Joao Sousa for a place in the last 32. "Always at the start, I'm happy for the victory", said the Spaniard. Nadal will now face Robin Haase in the second round after he beat Alex De Minaur on Sunday.
Nishikori, 27, needed nearly four hours to win 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 0-6, 6-4 in a third-round match finished on Sunday after the previous days rain delay. John McEnroe offers Pablo Carreno some helpful pearls of wisdom about how to beat Rafael Nadal in five sets on clay. The 20th-seeded Carreno Busta had taken a medical timeout after the opening set.
I think Bernardo Silva could be one of the greatest players in the world. The attacking midfielder joined Benfica as an eight-year-old and eventually progressed through the youth system before he made his debut for Benfica B in the second tier of Portuguese football in 2013.
England conclude their group-stage fixtures with a showdown with world champions Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday, a crucial game for their opponents as their qualification remains in the balance. "And Australia are one of the best teams - they always are in a white ball tournament". But the Black Caps looked more than competitive when Williamson and Taylor came together and it took an outstanding delivery from Wood to end a potentially match-winning partnership, when a ball that ...
The second goal, he almost made a sprawling save , and at first the referee thought he did. The third period was quiet from a scoresheet perspective, but the crowd was lively as ever as their team hung on to tie up the series and create a best-of-3 going forward.
Kedar Jadhav (31) also got some batting time while Ravindra Jadeja (32) chipped in with useful contribution. "The two warm-up games (vs New Zealand , vs Bangladesh ) will give me an indication on how well I go in the tournament", Ashwin told PTI.
Last week, word got out that Roma rejected Liverpool's £28 million bid for former Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah . Portuguese newspaper A Bola today reported that the Reds are keen on Sporting winger Martins , 22. Martins has the pace and trickery you'd expect from a promising young winger, but it's clear he possesses real end product given his excellent assist record.
Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-seven series will be played at The Q on June 7 and June 9, respectively. Here he is discussing it on First Take . Smiling, cracking jokes and looking more comfortable than he has in recent weeks, Kerr declared himself ready to be back on the bench for Sunday night's Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers .
They set a great tone. "Much more physical today than we were in Game 1", he pointed out, adding, "And we forced them to 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good". Third quarter. Game still within striking distance for the Cavaliers. Though he may not be the team's leading scorer, he directly influences the outcome of games and sometimes even playoff series.
So I just rushed back and said (to the chair umpire) 'Please, I'm really sorry, I've got clay all over my hands. "Probably I didn't play as well as I did the other day, but I still played well". Last year's champion, Garbine Muguruza, is warming well to the pressure of being the defending champion, though she had to come from behind to defeat Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in her second round match.
Kerber lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome . "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". "At the end, maybe it's good that it's over for me".
So, he's special. Both of those guys are special. Paul Pierce called Kevin Durant the best player in the world last night. If the tracks had titles, Schigel doesn't remember them, and he has played the songs for "maybe a couple of people" in the past six years.
After Thompson played stellar post defense on Love in Game 1 and forced an ugly airball at the start of the game, Love continued his shooting rhythm in flawless fashion. Then LeBron came back with "If we don't defend home court, what happens?" "They're doing a good job sending two, three guys to box me out", Thompson said of his struggles on the glass.
It seems written in the stars for the Frenchman to extend his stay at the club but signing off with a record FA Cup win would also be the flawless way to end his Gunners reign. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his team's FA Cup win was the best presentation he could give for a new contract. "They surprised us a bit, but our first 25 minutes weren't good".
Hello. Add your message here. Defoe struck up his friendship with Bradley back in September when the young cancer sufferer led out his beloved Sunderland against Everton at the Stadium of Light . England travel to Scotland on June 10 ahead of a trip to France on June 13. England global Defoe has struck up a close friendship with the avid Sunderland fan, who was recently named a " child of courage ".
Once play resumed, the Blackcaps forced nine more runs, but they needed to up the pace if they were seriously going to threaten England's total. Victory against the Kiwi's will them in the semi-final. Buttler (61 not out) produced a late flourish to help his side get past the 300-run mark as the Kiwis applied the brakes at the right junctures. After losing the toss and being asked to bat , Jason Roy got off the mark with a attractive cover drive before Alex Hales launched Trent ...
Australia were denied a crucial win in the Champions Trophy as rain washed out their second match in a row and saved Bangladesh from elimination. But Morgan and Trevor Bayliss will be without Chris Woakes after the in-form all-rounder suffered a side strain in the win over Bangladesh . "I wouldn't be surprised if they've been meeting in the last few days - the players' association and the board", said Gilchrist.
Beyond his assist, the 31-year-old's elegance on the ball, his eye for a pass and capacity for making the right decisions, helped to open up angles for Real Madrid to hit Juventus time after time on the break. They certainly don't, as the Portuguese star scored 16 goals in his last ten games and a remarkable ten goals across the quarter, semi and final of this year's Champions League - all of which brought him to 42 goals across all competitions.
The best player in the world, and perhaps in basketball history, gave the greatest team in the world, and perhaps in basketball history, his best shot. The physical ploy partly paid off as the Warriors were forced to repeated turnovers in the first half. Midseason acquisitions Kyle Korver and Deron Williams have failed to make their anticipated impact, with Williams being held scoreless through two games while Korver followed up a zero-point opener with eight points but has been a ...
There's so much going on with OTAs and training camp right around the corner, that's where my focus is. "We'll cross that bridge when we get there, I guess". Whether he's flashing across a dance floor and picking off a wedding bouquet or splashing through a bog-like practice field in Foxborough, a healthy and free-flowing Rob Gronkowski is a sight for sore eyes to New England Patriots fans.
After Tuesday's victories, they ran into each other in the players' gym and hugged. He'll face 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta in the last eight after the Spaniard knocked off fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6.
Golden State won in 2015. A 150-point game isn't even out of reach. "We want 15-0", said head coach Steve Kerr on the eve of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Even though they boast a 2-0 series lead over the Cavaliers, the Warriors are keeping their focus on the micro level. If somebody is struggling, they can just find someone else with their precision ball movement.
Light winds postponed the scheduled start of the America's Cup challenger semi-finals on Sunday, but the one-day delay could be good news for Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR. "It'll be a real battle but we are up for it and looking forward to it". "Every win you can get in the America's Cup match is extremely powerful and I'm very, very proud of the team to have held their own under some serious pressure today, both on and off the water, to get the job done today", Spithill said.
French favorite Kristina Mladenovic skidded out of a storm-struck French Open , losing 6-4, 6-4 to Bacsinszky in another rain-interrupted quarterfinal. "He is a one of the best players in the world, especially on this surface. That gave me a lot of confidence", Djokovic said in a courtside interview.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Gael Monfils in three sets 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. "Even then I didn't go through the draw as comfortably as here". - Elina Svitolina on the shooting back pain that surfaced just before her match against Petra Martic .
The simplest explanation is also the most germane: The Warriors are playing with two league MVPs; the Cavs are playing with one. If you've accepted that even a superhuman LeBron performance won't be enough to change the fate of these Finals, Golden State responding to last year's 73-win collapse with a 16-0 playoff run is the most legendary option on the board.