The finals aren't scheduled to tip-off until June 1st, but like any good sports media, we have to get our picks out there early so that we can boast when we're right! Still, the Warriors will not be able to play 48 minutes with their four All-Stars plus the former Finals MVP.
After that loss, Wenger said he had made a decision on his future which he would announce " very soon ". However, Arsenal would reel off four consecutive league wins to push the fight for a top-four place until the final day and despite a 3-1 victory over Everton , the Gunners missed out by one point.
It was just the first day of the most famous sailing event on the planet, but it might just be the most dramatic, with the British Team Ben Ainslie Racing's boat nearly crushing Team Japan's sailors during a sickening collision. Artemis will face Ainslie's Land Rover BAR in the third race scheduled. If Oracle wins the qualifiers, it will carry a one-point bonus into the first-of-seven America's Cup match beginning June 17.
In case you didn't know. . The Gabon global struck 31 goals to finish as the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga this season and also chipped in with another nine goals in all competitions to underline his status as one of European football's most revered strikers.
Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's "spectacular" 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team at the end of a turbulent season. Arsenal produced their best performance for years and Mertesacker said that the high level the team reached was testament to Wenger's continued management of the club.
Els, who is based in the United States but has a house on the Wentworth estate, received stinging criticism from some of his fellow players after masterminding extensive changes to the BMW PGA Championship venue in 2009. Ian Poulter is seeking glory at the BMW PGA Championship as a way to seal his U.S. Open place, as he remains unsure whether he would like to go through the qualifying process.
And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team . It is understood Wenger told American owner Stan Kroenke of his wish to stay before the meeting. While Manchester United fans were also jubilant despite Arsenal finishing the Premier League above their club every year since the 2012/13 season.
I've experienced it myself in my career. "I am happy for everyone who has helped us make this big, big achievement, and especially for the chairman who has backed almost all of my ideas - even when they seemed ridiculous", added the 45-year-old.
He was transferred to intensive care and placed in a coma following the collision on the Rimini coastline last week, having sustained head and chest injuries . He is 13th in this season's Superbike standings. Hayden's death highlights the dangers of cycling on the roads of a region favored by athletes for its hills and scenery.
Wenger admitted after the final game of the league season against Everton that "the psychological environment for the group of players was absolutely horrendous" at times. "They've just had a fantastic FA Cup win after an awesome 20 years". "But obviously people ask him to win things and I believe that he should go to the market and spend some more because the competition is getting tougher and tougher".
In an ODI career spanning six years, he has played just 78 ODIs as has been in and out of the team due to his inconsistency. We know one thing, that we need to improve a hell of a lot to be consistent in worldwide cricket and beat good teams like India , England or Pakistan .
The club were also humiliated against Champions League nemesis Bayern Munich in the round of 16, collapsing to a 10-2 aggregate defeat and confirming their seventh consecutive elimination at this stage of the competition. The 14/1 priced Arsenal now have five teams ahead of them in the ante-post betting to win the 2017/18 Premier League, however they are the 12/1 favourites to lift the Europa League next season.
All games will be broadcast live on the ESPN Networks. TCU's start to the NCAA baseball playoffs is not going to be easy. Thompson is no stranger to post season play but this will be the first time he will be taking a team as a head coach.
Uncertainty persists as to the condition of Stokes' knee but he - along with Chris Woakes , Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid - will be key to England's chances of success in the Champions Trophy . Since then, he has averaged 28.38 with the bat and 41.62 with the ball, which is very unlike Shakib of the last 10 years. The Champions Trophy is a phoenix of sorts.
Strickland, apparently still salty over Harper hitting two home runs off him in the 2014 NLDS (but claiming it had nothing to do with it) also connected with a first-pitch fastball, this one clocked at 98 miles per hour. They've seen how long it took for other Giants players to reach Strickland, how the focus of the San Francisco players was not about widening the brawl and playing out other grievances; rather, a group of Giants hauled away an enraged Strickland.
Wenger recently labelled certain sections of the Arsenal support a "disgrace" after the increasing abuse that has been subjected to over the course of the last few months. He however still said that it was a good season for them, choosing Premier League win over FA Cup . Arsenal finished 18 points off league winners Chelsea and seven off a top four spot.
South Africa cruised to a consolation seven-wicket victory against England in the third and final one-day worldwide to trim the series loss to 2-1 on Monday. Mitchell Santner (NZ) - 617 ICC ODI batsmen Top 10 rankings: 1. Speaking at the pre-tournament dinner De Villiers said: "I was pretty happy with our preparations for the Champions Trophy, although obviously you don't want to lose a series that you play in".
Though MacLellan also didn't completely rule out the possibility of an Ovechkin trade, either. Not in the cards right now. "I don't want to stay on the same level", Ovechkin said after the season. And MacLellan could be managing for his own job moving forward, too. Forwards Justin Williams and Daniel Winnik , and defensemen Karl Alzner and Kevin Shattenkirk could leave as unrestricted free agents, clearing roster spots for players from Hershey of the American League, including ...
Stanton's two-run homer was his 12th of the year but his first since May 8. Stanton crushed a 460-foot, two-run homer to center, leading the Miami Marlins to an 8-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Marlins Park. Bour's homer, in the bottom of the sixth, padded Miami's lead to 8-3, stopping the Angels' comeback attempt. Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Alec Asher, right, reacts during the Houston Astros' six-run second inning as he conferences with catcher Welington ...
With no Champions League football to offer to potential new recruits, Wenger stills face a tough task to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004. The former Germany global was ruled out of the first half of the season through injury, and was then unable to regain a place in the side until the final 38 minutes of the Premier League campaign.
Sergio Ramos hopes Manchester United lure Antoine Griezmann away from Atletico Madrid as it would make things easier for Real Madrid in La Liga. But while he stopped short of committing his future to Atleti, he insists he remains happy at the club and that his future will be decided soon. "Griezmann is very important to us, we know how good he is on the pitch, but no player is more important than the club".
Failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1996 increased the pressure, before Arsenal and Wenger won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are both out of contract this time next year and Arsenal are prepared to offer them both generous deals in order to keep them at the Emirates.
His most famous last-gasp strike was a 93rd minute equaliser in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico which led to Real's extra-time triumph, while Sevilla, Barca, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis have been his unlucky victims this season.
From 1-2 in the second set, he won four games in a row and, although Murray retrieved one break, the Russian served out the set at the second attempt to level the match. But tapping into the rich vein of form on clay that also took her to the Madrid Open title in mid-May, Halep's groundstrokes were too fast and too accurate for Cepelova on Tuesday, who made 23 forced and 29 unforced errors.
Madrid will look to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition's new format was created in 1992-93. Buffon was one of the few stars who stuck around to deliver promotion from Serie B at the first attempt, further endearing himself to the Bianconeri faithful.
Mr Ailes, she said, was "the most wonderful loving husband (to me) and father to our son Zachary ". Former anchor Gretchen Carlson received a hefty settlement previous year after filing a lawsuit against Ailes, and fellow former anchor Megyn Kelly also claimed that she was the target of unwanted sexual advances while working there.
The last time Huddersfield Town were in the old First Division - what is now the Premier League - T.Rex were top of the pops, flared pants were all the rage and Edward Heath was Prime Minister. "I've just been in the dressing room, and they're all singing about Ian Holloway ", he told the BBC . " The players are now legends , for sure". A total of 39,000 Huddersfield fans made the trip to Wembley to support the team.
From there New South Wales wasted no time in creating, and taking a chance of their own, exploiting the full advantage of a 7 tackle set to work downfield on the back of a couple of offloads, eventually leading to Blues five-eighth James Maloney splitting the defense before making a mockery of Darius Boyd's defense at the back to step and dive over to claim the first try of the series .
Fabregas was roundly jeered by the Arsenal half of Wembley as he made his way on to the pitch, but he has backed former boss Arsene Wenger to continue, with the Frenchman's future set to be decided at a board meeting on Tuesday. But crucially, the two-year deal agreed by Wenger in November remains in place and sources expect it to be signed if his authority remains unchallenged by any changes requested by Gazidis and the board.
Wenger is no hurry to quit and despite fan unrest in calling for the Frenchman's head, owner Stan Kroenke and the Arsenal board have backed him and even abandoned the idea shake-up behind the scenes. Adams has also accused Wenger of having no friends in England and of doing little to ensure that those around him on the Arsenal coaching staff are suitably rewarded for their efforts.
The England worldwide initially endured a barren spell in front of goal at the start of the campaign before finally netting his first Premier League strike in the 4-0 win away to Stoke in September. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled the forward one of the best in the world after he motored to the top of the scoring charts with 26 goals.
Roach is hoping Pacquiao puts in a convincing performance as he looks to redeem his 2015 decision loss to the American. The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor .
But he and his Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves the underdogs as they clash for an unprecedented third straight season with Golden State . He plays, his team wins, he gets enough fame and more than enough money; all seems pretty right in his world.
The world number two revealed the news in Rome shortly after losing the final of the Italian Open to Germany's Alexander Zverev . Djokovic had not dropped a set this week until Zverev produced a brilliant performance in his maiden Masters final to deny the favourite a 31st success at that level, the highest on the ATP circuit outside of grand slams.
Kisner second career victory contrasted sharply with his first at the 2015 RSM Classic which he won by a whopping six shots. "When your back's against the wall and you feel the nerves kick up because you've got to do something, and you're not going to be able to play both weekends in town", said Spieth, coming off missed cuts in The Players Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson .
The Warriors are using Durant in every imaginable way on offense , and James isn't surprised to see his good friend and Olympic teammate more mobile than he was with the Thunder. Over an average of 40.9 minutes in 13 postseason games, James averaged 32.5 points on 56.6 percent shooting, including a 42.1 percent efficiency from three-point range along with a 71.2 percent showing from the free-throw line.
When questioned how India had done so well under Kumble, the official responded by saying that "the team has been successful" since they played most of their games on home soil. "We can all differ on how that but as long as our heart beats for Indian cricket, I think we should encourage", he said. After the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) chose to invite applications for the coaching role, day by day, things are emerging out in the open, throwing Anil Kumble in a bad light.
Griezmann has always been linked with a potential world-record move to United and admitted this month that he was considering leaving Atletico, with the 26-year-old also reportedly a target for La Liga champions Real Madrid. It may have been a disappointing end to an incredible season for the 18-year-old, but Jose Mourinho made things a little better after the full-time whistle.
James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's fearless effort came up short. Somewhere between the midpoint of the third quarter in Game 3 and halftime in Game 4, the Cavs forgot how important defense is to their success. James had a cool 35 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 34 minutes.
For the seventh straight season, and fourth time with the Cavaliers , James has led a team to the NBA Finals . Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could return to the team's bench during the NBA Finals , but it will not be for Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night.
This is just one of many transfers to come for Manchester City , as the club confirms the signing of playmaker Bernardo Silva on a five-year deal. He scored 11 goals as he helped Monaco win Ligue 1 and reach the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League , knocking City out in the last 16.
Celta put up a fearless fight in this rearranged fixture, even when reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes, but in the end Real proved too strong and now require just one point from their trip to Malaga on Sunday. "Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez will play if they have to". "I can assure you we need to maintain our focus", he said also confirming that Cristiano Ronaldo would only join the Vigo action if needed.
Valverde has managed several teams (Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol , Villarreal and Valencia) in Spain and had a highly-successful double stint in Greece with Olympiacos, with whom he won the league on several occasions. There are many reasons why we chose him. Valverde has the capability, the judgement, the knowledge as well as the experience. Enrique's last game in control was Saturday's Copa del Rey final where they won 3-1 against Alaves.
Police records show the 41-year-old golfer was pulled over at about 03:00 local time near his home in Jupiter and later taken into custody. He "had extremely slow and slurred speech" and had difficulty completing road side tasks, per the report.
He tied Jack Nicklaus' record of eight majors last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition. The 82-year-old South African believes his three Senior Open Championship titles in 1988, 1990 and 1997 should count along with his six other majors for a total of nine.
Former Wright State Raiders guard Mark Alstork has committed to transferring to the Illinois Fighting Illini, per Scott Richey of Illinois News-Gazette. This is the second transfer of Alstork's collegiate career, as he played his freshman season at Ball State before deciding to leave that program at the end of his freshman season.
Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday. As expected, Chelsea supporters are happy about the rumours regarding their London rivals, and some have joked that Antonio Conte's team allowed Arsenal to win last weekend's final in order to push through this deal.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) defended by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) at Quicken Loans Arena. Curry and Durant are arguably the two best scorers in the National Basketball Association , but they offset each other in regular-season MVP discussions and may again do that in the Finals .
Earlier this week, the centre-forward's agent Mino Raiola maintained that Ibrahimovic would not leave Europe which gave United supporters some hope to cling to. If he sees he is a valuable asset for United he will stay. " We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them ", Raiola said . United fans waited with bated breath for the decision of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his future, with suggestions that the Swede could move to MLS to see out his career with a lucrative ...
Success at the Australian Open earlier this year bumps Roger Federer up to fourth most famous athlete in the world while, oddly, Phil Mickelson jumps eight places to round out the top-five. His nickname might be The King but LeBron James has to settle for second place while Lionel Messi's third place ensure the top-three is as you were past year.