Toure enjoys similar status among the club's supporters and would be afforded a matching show of respect should it be his last outing at the Etihad Stadium but that is not yet certain. Despite Zabaleta's age it is rare that the opportunity to sign a two-time Premier League title victor on a free transfer comes along and, given the Hammers' troubles in the right-back department over the past couple of seasons, it seems a deal too good to pass upon.
It was not a gamble. "It was a simple decision", he told reporters at Old Trafford. It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense. I don't think Celta want it more than us. "That's what I've done and when called upon I'll try my best to help the team". United are nearly sure to go straight into the group stage of next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League whereas they would have to go through the tricky final playoff round if they ...
Sanchez struck his 20th league goal of the season to open the scoring and Wenger was full of praise for the Chilean - whose own future at the club remains up in the air with his contract expiring next year. Reflecting on his side's performance, Wenger - who has spoken out in the past about Stoke's tactics - said: "I thought we were dominant, had a good structure, were patient and intelligent, and stuck together in the moment when Stoke tried to make it rough for us".
And Greg Popovich is not exactly the second coming of Chuck Daly as a ringleader of sketchy characters. I don't agree with the calls that I'm a dirty player. "We've had a pretty damn good season". And Kawhi goes down. And you want to know how we feel about it? "We were doing really well". Look, I'm not making an ironclad prediction here.
Valtteri Bottas, who won the last race in Russian Federation, was on course to finish third, but retired when his Mercedes engine expired with a third of the race to go. Hamilton's reaction to his first wheel-to-wheel battle with Vettel of 2017. Vettel remained ahead after the first round of pit stops but Mercedes' decision to pit Hamilton a second time under the Virtual Safety Car on lap 37 proved decisive.
Macron's first week will be busy. He is to meet with European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday before announcing the new French government. He worked as public affairs director for the state nuclear group Areva between 2007 and 2010. Macron's staff had initially said the government would be named late Tuesday but the presidential palace now says in a statement the announcement will come Wednesday afternoon.
The Belgian worldwide, who has been a bit-part player this season, came off the bench to score his first league goal since August to end Tottenham Hotspur's title challenge and ensure that Conte's first season in charge ended with the ultimate domestic prize.
As the club missed out on the competition previous year, an approximate £28 million worth of wages were trimmed from 22 playing contracts last summer, though new signings like Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were exempt. Puel said: "The last result away against Middlesbrough allowed us the possibility to finish strong in the Premier League". Kieran O'Hara, who previously travelled to Saint Etienne and Rostov in the Europa League this season, was added to the party that headed for the ...
Zinedine Zidane is done rotating his squad and will use Ronaldo and the rest of the regular starters when Madrid plays at Celta Vigo with a chance to regain the Spanish league lead and move into position to clinch its first title in five years.
Yann Kermorgant held his nerve in the midst of a desperately tense play-off semi-final to convert a second half penalty that proved sufficient to secure Reading's place in the Championship play-off final. He also touched a Ryan Fredericks shot on to the post. That prospect would have filled everyone with dread given both side's comically bad record from 12 yards this season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool were under enormous pressure to win or risk being pipped by Arsenal and missing out on the top four. Had they failed to gain maximum points at the London Stadium , the Reds could have given a boost to top-four challengers Arsenal.
The pair were attempting to speed up proceedings to resume celebrations with the head coach who had steered Chelsea to a second title in three years after last season's 10th-placed finish. Chelsea also have the small matter of an FA Cup Final against Arsenal to look forward to later this month, and Conte has a squad full of players desperate to earn a starting role at Wembley.
While he described qualifying seventh as "a surprise", he said the improved auto gave him confidence to attack. "I'm sure Felipe didn't see him as the start of the race is always very complicated", he said. "Running in the ovals maybe I learned to go quick on the straights as well", he said. "The conditions were quite hard with the wind, but I never had a moment when I lost the confidence so the auto was performing really well".
Manchester United have failed to score in their last two away league trips to White Hart Lane - in the Premier League era, they've only failed to score in three consecutive away games against an opponent twice - Everton (three games between August 2012 and April 2015) and Chelsea (four games between November 2003 and May 2007).
After four consecutive years of failure in winner-take-all showdowns, they stood up to an upstart opponent and finished a series strong. Anaheim advances to the Western Conference final to play the Nashville Predators . Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled to be played at Honda Center on Sunday. P.K. Subban got the puck at the left point after defense partner Mattias Ekholm drove to the net with the puck and sent it back to Subban from the corner after a scramble in front.
Manchester United were the last team to successfully defend the league title, winning three in a row from 2006, while Chelsea notched consecutive wins in 2004 and 2005. Cesar Azpilicueta, a fan favourite, made it 2-1 for Chelsea with his first goal of the campaign and Batshuayi put the hosts ahead 3-1. "I have received so many messages and letters of support thanking me for what I have done at Chelsea , but I'm the lucky one and without you all my dreams wouldn't have been possible".
The Celtics need Thomas to be at his best against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals, and that includes scoring around 30 points per game and being a facilitator when the Cavs throw two or three defenders at him. The Celtics had the largest lead of the first half at 10-2, but that gap was quickly erased by Washington as Boston started to accumulate fouls.
Arsenal are now fighting for fourth place but Wenger was clearly frustrated at how easily West Ham United were beaten by Liverpool on Sunday, just as Crystal Palace rolled over for Manchester City the previous weekend. Pushed on the recent trend of empty seats, Wenger claimed those matches were sell-outs, as Arsenal judge attendance on tickets sold before the event rather than the number of supporters inside the stadium.
However, Rooney is no longer a first-choice player at United and has only made 22 starts this season, fueling the belief his future lies elsewhere. "I can see they're clearly going for the Europa League as the main target, but I think that's naive".
That might make it a bit hard for Claude Puel to continue in his job but for the club it will not be a major shock. They are also out to avenge their 3-2 defeat by United in February's League Cup final, which left a bitter taste after Manolo Gabbiadini saw what would have been the opening goal ruled out for a dubious offside.
But the question some fans can not get their head around is whether even victory over Ajax in the Europa League final will make this a successful season? I have to give some minutes to everyone because we have only 15 players, we don't have more, so I have to play them.
I'm happy, I'm fine with what we had in terms of individual performances. "We tried to come back into the game and we had a big chance [to make it] 2-2 with Rashford, but we couldn't take it which was a pity because we really wanted to get a result here".
Yes, yes, sure. You have the titles for tomorrow in the newspaper? In that sense, Guardiola is right: City are not a "big club". The former Spain worldwide succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City manager last summer, arriving with high expectations after success-packed spells at both Barcelona and Bayern.
The Olympic spirit in both cities is strong. Rome, Budapest and Hamburg were all also being considered as host cities but were all removed due to public concern. It is not yet clear whether the 39-year-old Macron, who took over from Francois Hollande, another supporter of the Paris bid, would meet the International Olympic Committee commission at their hotel near the Eiffel Tower or at the Elysee Palace.
Kings XI were without Hashim Amla , who hit two hundreds in the tournament - neither of them resulted in wins, though. But, credit should go to the captains and the players for the way they have turned the tables in their favor. Apart from the experienced campaigners, skipper Smith also has the luxury of in-form local talents - Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar.
St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (19) congratulates goalie Jake Allen (34) after the Blues beat the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. The goal was the first in this year's playoffs for Neal and came on only the second shot on goal by Nashville. The Blues didn't record a shot on goal in the second period until Alex Steen was able to deflect a shot.
When you play people that are so good it always makes you give 100 percent. 'I can not promise to play or pull out right now. Reigning champion Djokovic was taken to three sets by wildcard Nicolas Almagro before triumphing 6-1 4-6 7-5, while Nadal also had to battle through a mammoth encounter to beat Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-4.
Making no less than nine swaps, numerous team's established stars found themselves on the bench, including top scorer Diego Costa, who has bagged 20 goals in 34 league games so far this season. 'History has proved it's very tough to win it back-to-back but it has to be a target for us next year, 100 per cent, ' Cahill said. He said: "I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people couldn't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through".
But the Red Sox had to play catch-up after the Brewers' first inning highlighted by two-run shots from Thames and Broxton off Drew Pomeranz (3-2). After going four innings in another simulation on May 9, the club has confirmed that the All-Star lefty will make a rehab start on Sunday, May 14 - first reported by the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham .
It is similar to the logo the "Bad Boys" teams sported during back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. According to the team, the logo will also be prominently displayed during the NBA Draft Lottery later on Tuesday. "I was hoping that everybody would react positively and I think that's what's happened", he said. "We want to combine the best of both where we've been but more importantly where we're going".
This is 58th Street, and that is Melissa McCarthy , decked out in full Sean Spicer regalia, riding the podium like a giant segway to her final destination. Tell us what you think! Here it is again, just in case you missed (or want to relive) the wonder that is McCarthy's musical number transformation into Sean "Spicey" Spicer.
It marks the third time in the last 10 editions of THE PLAYERS where a 54-hole cut was required. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . "Obviously there's a couple tee shots here and there that are a little bit uncomfortable, but I see what I want to do and I can see most of my reads quite well and I just feel comfortable on it".
The Predators are 15-10 in their last 25 home games against Anaheim per the OddsShark NHL Database . "Obviously that's common sense", said Carlyle. But for the first 20 minutes, it was as if the players' skates were stuck in quicksand. Viktor Arvidsson circled around the Anaheim net on the rush and hit the post with a wraparound, but Filip Forsberg was there to tap in the rebound.
Mourinho made eight changes to his side that reached the Europa League final with a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford. Their European escapades and ventures in other competitions has meant that United have paid the price in terms of their squad fitness, with Mourinho been met with a host of injuries which has forced his hand to bring the likes of Axel Tuanzebe into the fold.
Anaheim's penalty kill, which began the Western Conference final at 69 percent, performed well in Game 1, but that's a potential weakness that Nashville should try to exploit. "I'm just going to go out and play my game like I always do". We've been a good team on the road. Kesler was just as tough playing against Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid in the second round, but McDavid - at least publicly - took it in stride and accepted it as part of life in the National Hockey League.
John Terry has refused to rule out retiring at the end of the season as it all 'depends if the right offer comes along'. The 4-3 win was only confirmed when Cesc Fabregas scored in the 88th minute. "Now it's very important not only to finish the celebrations, but to continue all this week and to arrive and to play on Sunday against Sunderland, to try to win.
At least we have done our job well to the end. "We are all in the same boat and the top thing is Arsenal ". "I don't want to judge that", he said when asked specifically about West Ham's performance. Both teams are done, no? "So you don't want to complain, do it better during the season and you will not have this problem". "We are a victim of nobody".
The pitch got away from Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato, and caught Iannetta flush in the mush. Here's video of the play. The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially placed catcher Chris Iannetta on their seven-day concussion disabled list, the club announced on Sunday afternoon .
The Europa League is the one major trophy United have never won. "I think that his dad's funeral has to be between Tuesday and Wednesday in France". The Premier League side, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, face Ajax on 24 May, with the victor securing €6.5m (£5.6m) and a place in next season's Champions League - Europe's most lucrative club competition.
Zidane told reporters, "More than the goal itself, it's what he's done so far". Keylor Navas is improving with the pass of the games and this is what Zidane thinks: " He is a key player for us. Instead, since Real have scored at least four in three of their last four on the road and Celta have been poor defensively, we're backing Over 3.5 Real Madrid goals .
The Galacticos No 10 reportedly "waved goodbye" to fans as he was substituted after 60 minutes in Madrid's 4-1 win over Sevilla last night, in the final home game of the season for Zinedine Zidane's men. Although it initially seemed to be a normal moment, Rodriguez's treatment of the substitution immediately alerted the Real Madrid faithful to the fact that something more significant was taking place.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he warned Oubre to wear earplugs for Game 5. Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Boston.
Head coach Conte sees Terry as understudy to David Luiz in the centre of his three-man defence . Conte said: "I'm very angry with him, because he must think to share". The striker, a £33million signing from Marseille last summer, had been demonstrating fragile confidence. All eyes will be on the Italian manager as he tries to not only win a second title in two years, but also make waves in Europe as well, and should he manage to do so, he could well go down as Chelsea's greatest ever ...
Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane secured Tottenham victory in the final game at White Hart Lane, with Wayne Rooney pulling one back for much-changed United as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat. The defeat against Tottenham means United are now likely to finish sixth. Sergio Romero is expected to be handed the gloves for the Europa League final and Mourinho has revealed that the Argentinean worldwide will also start one of their remaining league games in order to keep himself sharp for the final.
He also arrived here on a wave of form after his injury-marred 2016. This was the 3rd meeting between these two, Nick stunned Rafa at Wimbledon in 2014 and he also made him run for his money a year ago in Rome, winning the opening set before Nadal managed to turn the match into his favor.
It took Madrid a while to get going in the second period and despite seeing their lead whittled down to just one, they looked unable to score a third which would effectively seal the result in their favour. "Every day we are getting closer, we keep winning but there are two games to go and we need to keep doing what we have until now". Sevilla have now won just three of their last 13 games as their season petered out to a disappointing end.
The Ducks took a 3-2 series lead with a dramatic comeback and double overtime win Friday night. Edmonton will use its speed and clutch scoring to get the road win and advance to the Western Conference Final. Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle says it's not all "doom and gloom" after his club took a butt-kicking from the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 of their second-round National Hockey League playoff series Sunday.
Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane with an impressive win over Man Utd on Sunday, but it wasn't all smiles as Dele Alli gave reason for concern over his future. The Argentine has led Spurs to second in the Premier League after their 2-1 win over Manchester United in the last game at White Hart Lane , while the Lilywhites have also remained unbeaten at the historic ground in all competitions, winning 17 games and drawing two.
Dominic Thiem , who is an excellent clay court player and has been playing great tennis, got rolled by Nadal when they've played. MADRID (AP) - Novak Djokovic remains optimistic despite yet another disappointing result in what has been a frustrating season.
Jeter received framed replicas of his retired number, the plaque, and was given a 14-karat white gold ring, according to ESPN . They also dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. "When "The Boss" (George Steinbrenner) called and said he wanted to name me captain, it was probably one of the best days of my baseball career, and I took that role seriously", Jeter said.