Embiid played in 31 games this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, before his season was cut short by a torn left meniscus. "I mean, look at myself", a grinning Embiid responded. "And I'm amusing. I love pretty women..." Seriously, though, now almost three years removed from becoming the No.
These things will happen to cricketers, it happened to best players in the world and it happened to MS as well. Meanwhile, West Indian star Chris Gayle has backed Virat Kohli to come good in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England, despite having a mediocre Indian Premier League, where he amassed 308 runs, his third lowest aggregate of his IPL career.
Isaiah Thomas has proved this postseason that he is one of the best point guards in the game. Kelly Olynyk stole the limelight on Monday night, scoring 29 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Wizards , 115-105, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the sold-out TD Garden.
Let's take things over to Twitter for the recap. The goal gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead over the Senators, a score that would stick the rest of the way as the Penguins defeated the Senators Monday at PPG Paints Arena to even up the Eastern Conference Finals at 1-1.
Real Madrid's Colombian star, James David Rodríguez Rubio, commonly known as James Rodriguez, stunned Granada with two goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. We scored nearly all the chances in the first half and that's very important when you want to control the game. UEFA have appointed Cuney Çakir as the referee for Wednesday's Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid .
Because if we go to the FA Cup semi-finals it would be a total disaster. "And against Crystal Palace two or three more and against Southampton two or three more and that's to try to arrive in the final in the best possible conditions". "I never, ever have had a situation like this and on top of that the accumulation of big injuries". United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "As we near the end of the season, I am delighted we have picked up two trophies so far, and look forward to ...
Monaco have made it after a long season and furious rivalry with PSG, who clearly missed their attacking firepower after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's transfer to Manchester United. Monaco were far from their free-flowing best which had seen them become just the fifth team to rack up over 100 goals in a French season, with Danijel Subasic forced to save from a Florentin Pogba header.
Once the MCL32 stopped, fluid was seen pouring out of the bottom of the power unit. In seventh we are a little bit out of position - it seems too good - and maybe tomorrow we will need to defend a little bit but we will try . I find this extra motivation to take care of every detail of the vehicle, of the wind direction, of the tyres etc, so it's always a good Grand Prix for me.
Phil . One of the biggest lingering mysteries in the story surrounding Aaron Hernandez's suicide is the nature of his relationship with fellow inmate Kyle Kennedy, alleged by some to be the former National Football League star's prison lover.
Laurent Koscielny says no Champions League football next season would be "disappointing" for Arsenal and discusses the futures of Arsene Wenger and Alexis Sanchez. I think we had 36 shots on goal, which is the highest ever in the Premier League. "I never saw one player in my life go to the pitch and not try to win the game".
Then I hit the floor and I rolled. A witness in a white vehicle, saw it all happen, and followed the truck getting the license plate number. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run that happened Monday on Moog Road in Holiday.
The Red Sox ejected and banned a man who allegedly used a racial epithet the night after a Baltimore player said he was subjected to racial abuse at Fenway Park . "I'm glad the Sox are encouraging fans to come forward", said Hennick, a freelance journalist who has written essays on raising a biracial son for Yahoo and Ebony .
The German's 56-minute knock-out came two days after she was confirmed at the top of the WTA rankings, displacing Serena Williams after making it to the third round at last week's Madrid Open. He hasn't reached the quarter-final of a major event in 2017, with the loss to Fognini his seventh of the season. Almagro had it strapped up on the showpiece court before leaving the arena and he will now be a doubt for the French Open.
Celta had eliminated Zidane's team from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals this year, beating Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and drawing 2-2 at the Balaidos. Real Sociedad failed to take advantage of Villarreal and Athletic, rivals for Europa League qualification, dropping points as they were held 2-2 at home by Malaga.
Davey/Pool via AP). "We had a point of emphasis of starting the game with a lot more energy and focus on the defensive end so that we could just feel a little bit better about ourselves than we did last game in the first quarter". "It's not what I expected. But I don't think you can practice to prevent someone from stepping on someone's foot". "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that".
Do two weeks really make that much of a difference? But even before Stronach bought a controlling interest in Pimlico and Laurel, the Preakness was the race that caught his eye. But Classic Empire did fight like a demon to claim fourth place in the end. How about Conquest Mo Money , the New York-bred, New Mexico-based colt who was picked up for $8,500 as part of a dispersal at last year's Keeneland November sale? "He's galloped more on the bridle since the Derby", Casse said.
West Ham's first season at their new home has been largely forgettable but that victory over Spurs was a highlight. But Lanzini insists he is not about to follow Dimitri Payet, who left for Marseille in January, out of the club during the close season.
A month and a half into the 2017 season, he has been demoted from the closing role. "I'm taking him through some basic stuff and trying to keep it simple without confusing, stuff he can grab on to and take it into the game if he gets sideways again", Stottlemyre said.
BT has the TV rights for both competitions until 2020/21 and plans to show both finals for free on social media next year, alongside a range of clips and highlights programmes. Gary Lineker will be presenting BT Sport's coverage live from Cardiff and will be joined by UEFA Champions League winners Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Steve McManaman and Owen Hargreaves, with Darren Fletcher as the commentator.
Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham's victory against Manchester United as the ideal send-off to the old White Hart Lane as they confirmed their highest league finish since 1963. The question on most Spurs fans' lips is whether or not they'll enter their new home as champions after giving Chelsea a good run for their money this year.
The Red Sox said on Tuesday night it was reported to team security that a racial slur was used by one fan toward another. This week Buck Showalter notched his 69th and 70th wins against the Red Sox as manager of the Orioles. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. Mauer, who had an RBI-single in the seventh, picked up Kintzler with his second home run of the season, this one coming off Matt Barnes (3-1).
Cyclists from the Goshen area will join riders from around the world Wednesday for the annual Ride of Silence . Sponsored by the East Carolina Chapter of Velo Cycling Organization, the Ride of Silence not only points out the importance for bicyclists to follow the rules of the road, but drivers as well.
The team owned a plus-1 shot differential during the regular season. Now, the series moves to Nashville tied as the Predators lost just their third game in this postseason so far. Gibson was helpless on the game victor, which was set up when a shot by Ekholm hit teammate Viktor Arvidsson and caromed to Josi in the right circle.
There was a lot of laughter towards us. "He scrapped it and went back to what he knew best". Next season there is a new goal of the Champions League. Thibaut Courtois has reiterated his desire to stay at Chelsea , ruling out a summer move to Real Madrid . "In these moments, anything can happen", he said.
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 don't think the Old Trafford atmosphere is consistent. The Europa League Final is looming for Manchester United , but what would victory in Stockholm later this month mean for the Red Devils and their Premier League top six rivals? The Spain worldwide started against the Gunners despite a recent injury problem that looked like it could keep ...
I'm already in the building. "Leave me alone. I'll tell you", he said, then addressing Cowherd: "400, 500 pairs". Lavar Ball, still talking. During the interview, he got into an argument with co-host Kristine Leahy over his Big Baller Brand company, telling the reporter to "stay in your lane".
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after the men's final against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2017. The disappointing straight-set loss to Nadal was his fifth defeat this year. But again it was not easy. He has dropped only two of the 32 sets he has played on clay this year.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese says United's "crazy" schedule is taking its toll mentally and physically ahead of the Europa League final, leaving them facing a fixture pile-up unlike anything he has experienced. "We need three good goalkeepers and we have them, but only two are experienced", the Manchester United manager said. I can go for every match. José Mourinho is giving his players days off on an "à la carte" basis as he looks to keep the squad fresh for the Europa League final in ...
Tiwary also put on 80 runs with opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 43 balls) after Supergiant lost the wickets of Rahul Tripathi (0) and Smith (1) in the first two overs. Batting has been quite impressive with star players performing up to their potential. He and Lendl Simmons had taken Mumbai to 35 for no loss when a laid-back Simmons failed to get back into his crease at the non-striker's end in time and was run-out by bowler Shardul Thakur's touch on the ball.
The 32-year-old played key roles in City's title winning seasons of 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 but has suffered various injuries since then keeping him on the sidelines. For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us. Guardiola is not expected to address the crowd after Tuesday's game, leaving the stage to the departing defender, who signed for City from Espanyol the day before Sheikh Mansour's takeover and witnessed the transformation of the club.
They were helped by a defensive blunder from Hull's Andrea Ranocchia that allowed Wilfried Zaha to steal a goal in the third minute, but they had already weathered an attack from the visitors who needed to win to stand a chance of maintaining their own top-flight status.
With Steve Kerr unable to coach, assistant Mike Brown has been the man in charge of the Golden State Warriors which might be the easiest job in the sport. 'Listen, I'm just trying to get to the game, I'm late'. So then another one pulls up: 'Hey, you! 'Hey, you! You heard him! "I'm sitting here, I see this black Range Rover, I see all the cops around it, I see him inch forward, I'm like 'He's about to get arrested!" "Then an SVU pulls up and I hear him on their loud speaker: 'Hey, you in ...
Kim claimed his second win on the PGA Tour in just his second appearance in the tournament after finishing tied for 23rd past year in his debut at The Players. Kim jumped up in the money list from 114th to 13th as a result. This win gets him a five-year exemption on the tour and a three-year exemption to the Masters.
That would mean for one hell of an exciting game following the Premier League's closure to determine who will gain Champions League football. We saw our games since the beginning of the season, many games where we've had the same feeling.
Wenger's critics have been sharpening their knives during a season that has produced another failed bid for the Premier League title and capitulation in the Champions League last 16 against Bayern Munich. Following a dismal performance in the 3-0 defeat away at relegation threatened Crystal Palace in April, Wenger chose to change to a back three for the first time in nearly 20 years.
They didn't give us a chance when we were down 2-0 to Chicago. Olynyk described the series win as a "a team effort". He missed his last 11 shots, seven of them from behind the arc, after flexing his muscle following a basket with 7:03 left in the third quarter.
After dropping game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to bounce back in game two against the Ottawa Senators. Over the past six games, the Penguins power play has scored twice on 22 chances. "Our players are really good at not fearing the outcome, and we play the way we play", Boucher said.
What's more, the Owls have delivered 10 wins from their last 15 in Sheffield and we should expect their gluttony of attacking options to be given more freedom and opportunity to hurt the Terriers defence here, making the host a solid shout at [2.24] to triumph.
One game in and the Senators have already done to the Penguins what Washington and Columbus could not: grab control of the series. "We won't get too excited". He took a handsome no-look backhand pass from Ryan in the slot and Pageau fired it by Fleury on the glove side at 14:32 to silence the crowd. After Ron Hainsey did a nice jump of dumping and chasing the puck deep in the Ottawa zone, Chris Kunitz picked it up and fired a centering feed that Malkin deflected past Anderson with 5:35 left ...
That delighted the crowd but it was nothing compared to the ovation Zabaleta received when he was brought on in place of David Silva just after the hour. But the fact that I have been here from day one is something that has made me very proud. "I don't know how many chances we created but the players showed me how they can play".
When you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen. Perhaps he was trying to spark a furious comeback, as was the case in Game 1 when the Warriors outscored the Spurs by 25 points after Leonard's injury. He turned down shots.He's got a major responsibility in Game 3. He finished with eight points and four rebounds in 26 minutes. The shot clock was coming down.
Huddersfield were unable to turn their dominance into a priceless goal as gritty Sheffield Wednesday held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals on Sunday. He said: "The momentum is with us because we have done so well lately". "We were underdogs a year ago but this season it is more balanced because the table doesn't lie".
Manchester United is winless in its last four Premier League games , a run that has left them sixth in the table. I never, ever have had a situation like this and on top of that the accumulation of big injuries, not small, not the injuries that you say "ok, hamstring, two weeks".
He added, "I really don't care about rookie of the year and all that". Picking first is the ideal scenario for any team, and it is particularly exciting for the Celtics given their current level of competence. It does, but you can make a compelling case for trading it, too. Yes, the same Celtics that had the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed this season and are in the Eastern Conference Finals.
With Madrid also in the June 3 Champions League final against Juventus, Bernabeu fans are already thinking of the club's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958. And while Barca seem to have to play well to win matches and especially titles, Madrid showed again on Saturday that their speciality is grinding out results with ruthless performances.
If Azpilicueta plays the whole game against Sunderland he will have featured in every minute of every Premier League game for Chelsea this season. The 36-year-old leads his team against Watford in the Premier League on Monday and will also hope to feature against Sunderland on May 21 and in the FA Cup final on May 27 at Wembley.
As mentioned, the Celtics can add any player they want - Washington guard Markelle Fultz seems to be the consensus best player in the draft. "We have plenty of time to decide what to do, but I would imagine we'll make the pick", Grousbeck said.
In total Arsenal had 36 attempts at goal - their highest number in a Premier League game since 2003 - but they found the net only twice, first when Sanchez prodded home Mesut Ozil's pass on 72 minutes and then a short while later when the South American converted a cutback from Olivier Giroud.
After completing the Premier League triumph with last Friday's 1-0 win at West Brom, Conte faces another challenge in the final week of the league season - balancing sentiment with planning for the Wembley showdown. "Simone Zaza gave me a header - I don't think it was on goal". The conference came to an abrupt end when players Diego Costa, John Terry and David Luiz arrived and, impatient to start their celebrations, ushered him away.
Popovich on Monday called out the Warriors starting center for the "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout - which had Pachulia insisting he is not a dirty player, was only playing hard, and felt badly that the All-Star forward was injured.