It sent a message of urgency to the Penguins and Ottawa Senators. They're extremely hard decisions. Sidney Crosby collected his first multi-point game since sustaining a concussion on May 1 and Evgeni Malkin saved his best night of the series for Game 4 as the Penguins matched their combined goal total from each of the first three games to down the Senators , 3-2, and even this best-of-seven battle at two games a piece.
I know Brad's going to make some adjustments. It's one game, and we know this team is a very scrappy team. But from a players and coaches standpoint, they're not satisfied. "Ultimately, they were terrific". The win was the Cavaliers' 13th straight in the playoffs, dating back to the last three games of the finals past year.
American Pharoah swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont two years ago, ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. "I think he's a very good horse", Pletcher said of Lookin At Lee. He prefers being closer to the pace and he will have every opportunity to do so racing over a (hopefully) fast track, and versus a much smaller field in the Preakness Stakes.
It's easy to forget that Murray stepped in capably during Pittsburgh's run to the Stanley Cup a year ago, with a 2.08 goals-against average and.923 save percentage over 21 postseason starts (15 wins). "He made a really big save early on with his leg save when the guy kind of went around him after a rebound and I think right after that our team went into the offensive side and really played at the puck and gave us that momentum", teammate Chris Kunitz said.
It was Larson's first pole in his first attempt at All-Star qualifying. Kyle Busch will join Larson on Row 1 after registering the second-fastest speed of the round at 143.826 miles per hour. So, yeah, I dont know, its hard to predict the future, especially when you have something that is very new like this with the option tire and all that, he said.
Leonard is questionable for Game 3 of the series, and the Spurs desperately need after being routed in Game 2 without their star. Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
The Celtics are excited about their own opportunity. That's pretty decent for a team that is also in the Eastern Conference Finals. But while Fultz probably should be the No. The six players picked before Thomas never played in the league. Of course, we have to wait to see if George is eligible for a huge extension this week when the All-NBA teams are announced, which may determine how he feels about playing in Indiana.
McGirt played in morning and made a pair of eagles on the back nine to atone in his round of 67. J.B. Holmes watches his shot from the 15th tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .
However, winning it could just as easily drive the 67-year-old to continue in the hopes of more silverware, and losing-or failing to get in the top four-equally could spur him on to stay in a bid to improve things. We are professional and we want to win. The former Monaco manager was asked his opinion about a Sun newspaper report where his former defender Tony Adams criticised his (Wenger) coaching abilities.
The Washington Capitals have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games. Rangers confident: Though his team trails its East series 3-2, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said he believes his team's experience gives it an edge against the Senators, whom NY hosts Tuesday in a do-or-die game for the Rangers.
Murray was tested by the Senators Mike Hoffman and Viktor Stalberg in the opening minutes of the game and made a couple of big saves. Sidney Crosby replied for the injury-depleted Penguins, who trailed 5-0 after two periods. ABOUT THE SENATORS (54-32-7-4, 38-52 O/U): Ottawa's 1-3-1 system is largely responsible for flustering Pittsburgh , although defenseman Chris Wideman was quick to point out that it's a group effort as opposed to individual play.
Atletico has had success against top clubs, including with triumphs over Barcelona and Bayern Munich in recent Champions Leagues , but it has come up short when having a chance to win the elusive trophy that could establish the club as one of the best in Europe.
Most people outside the organization aren't feeling sorry for the point guard, and were left scratching their heads at how such an elite player could perform so poorly in a game that mattered so much. "Everyone's disappointed, but he's No. 1". Ailing Kerr attended the Warriors' practice Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, returning to the floor for the first time in more than three weeks.
Kim Si-woo finished on a total of 10-under par after completing his final round with a bogey-free 3-under-par 69, which put an insurmountable distance between him and his closest rivals Poulter and South Africa's Lous Oosthuizen, reports Efe.
Boston, who had the top seed going into the postseason, now host National Basketball Association champions Cleveland, the second seeds, on Wednesday. The NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards has been a back-and-forth series with the home team winning each game so far.
A loss Friday would also leave Boston with the daunting proposition of having to win four out of five games to take the series - a almost impossible task against a team that since James returned to Cleveland in 2014-15 has a 33-4 playoff record against Eastern Conference opponents.
It included getting within 11 points with less than 2 minutes to play. Ty Lue admitted after the game the Cavs' plan was to sell out on stopping Thomas in the pick-and-roll, and he seemed content letting other players shoot off the resulting looks.
But Kane had the last say once again, firing home from 20 yards late on for 5-1, before adding a fourth with another low effort from the edge of the box past Kasper Schmeichel , taking his tally to 26 for the season, two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League scoring charts.
In an interview Friday with ESPN , NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expressed no concern regarding the dominance of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors . The Thunder won three more in a row to oust the Spurs. They've become the super team many anticipated when future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Durant , in his prime, joined the 73-win Warriors.
The Ducks played a strong third period and evened it when Lindholm scored his first playoff goal in 25 games since Game 1 of the 2015 Western Conference finals against Chicago. "We knew what was going to happen", Ducks right wing Corey Perry said. Game 4 is here Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Predators also have been physical, and defenseman P.K.
Nadal broke his opponent's serve for the first time in the third game of the second set, before saving four break points in the fourth to move into a comfortable lead. Nadal was below his best and it was not until he took a decisive break in the final game, just after having his own set broken that the match was finally decided.
Sharapova was down a break on three different occasions in the first set but eventually made the necessary adjustments and cruised through the second set to improve her lifetime record to 5-0 against McHale. As a result, she will now need to come through Wimbledon qualifying or be handed a wildcard to make the tournament proper . "I am feeling much better, I mean I did a check after my match in Madrid and I'm lucky it's not too bad, it's just a muscle strain", she was quoted as saying on ...
Kane, who is Tottenham's leading scorer this season with 22 goals, scored the last goal at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Tottenham secured second position with a 2-1 win over sixth-placed Manchester United while Chelsea FC won the Premier League.
According to a report by Daniel Caballero in Goal , Los Blancos are now considering a summer swoop for the 24-year-old Slovenian worldwide, amidst growing uncertainty over current first choice shot-stopper Keylor Navas' form. It remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho will be able to keep hold of the Spanish shot-stopper beyond the summer transfer window. While previously it would have seemed impossible for a move like this to have gone through, recent business between the club suggests ...
Mourinho however said he is does not enjoy seeing the north Londoners fail to win big trophies. And the United manager went one further in his post-match press conference, insisting that, in what appeared a clear dig at Wenger, he does not enjoy seeing the north Londoners fail to win big trophies.
Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 62 Jhonattan Vegas tacked on a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach halftime on 6-under 134, now T3 and six back of the leader on the course Jason Kokrak , who's playing his final hole, the par-4 18th.
With one game remaining, the Gunners are 18 points behind Antonio Conte's side, who were crowned Premier League champions last Friday. Some supporters are calling for Wenger to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season and the Frenchman has yet to announce whether he will sign a fresh deal or not.
The Celtics, on the other hand, just won 53 games during the regular season and are playing in the Eastern Conference finals, putting Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge in an interesting spot. "We're not far away, and we like our direction, and we like the evolution of this team, and how we project out", Colangelo said. "The pain that we've all gone through, the pain of losing is real".
Sullivan said the decision to turn away from the 32-year-old was "very difficult", adding that Fleury took it like a professional. Pittsburgh is just 1-for-14 on the power play in the last five contests, and the Penguins haven't scored more than two goals since Game 4 versus the Washington Capitals.
Ajax started the season in the Champions League qualification rounds before a two-legged defeat to Russian side Rostov meant they dropped into the Europa League group stages, where United's campaign also started. He plays against Palace". Mourinho also confirmed Chris Smalling and Marouane Fellaini will miss Sunday's clash at Old Trafford. The frantic schedule and injuries have seen Mourinho rotate in recent league games, with captain Wayne Rooney, strongly linked with a summer Old ...
The tough-tackling centre-back said in the Spanish press: "He's a great friend and we have great relationship from when he was here, but I'm not going to gift him anything on the pitch". Defending champions Real Madrid set up another mouth-watering meeting with Juventus in next month's UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff, after holding off a spirited Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Arsenal trail Liverpool by a point and City by three going into the final week of the season, where they face Everton at home. Arsene Wenger dismissed protests from Arsenal fans seeking his removal as manager and called on his players to focus instead on the club's push for Champions League football next season.
There were big shots and lots of huge defensive plays made by Smart all game long. The truth was that the victor of this series, no matter which team it was, was going to be rewarded with the opportunity to be flattened by a far superior Cavaliers team.
With just seven goals to their name in that run themselves, it appears that an unusually pragmatic Arsenal are therefore looking to merely grind out the results they need in order to squeeze back into the top four. St Mary's Stadium - 10/5/17 Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their first goal with Danny Welbeck and team mates Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Manchester: David Silva returned from injury with a goal as Manchester City strengthened their Champions League qualification chances with a comfortable 5-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. However, Pocchetttino will not want a second-straight late-season fadeout. I think it's coincidence. And for all the talk of the lack of atmosphere at their new home, as Lanzini smashed home the victor a roar went up like nothing heard at the former Olympic Stadium since Mo ...
But Romero has already solved a problem about De Gea's successor should all attempts to keep the Spaniard fail. But despite having potentially played his last game for United, Mourinho has declared he wants to keep De Gea at the club beyond this summer.
Taking the puck wide, Perry banked a shot off Pekka Rinne to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead. The fourth draw resulted in an Anaheim empty-net goal just nine seconds later. Game 2 was another tight, low-scoring game, but the ice was clearly tilted Pittsburgh's way in the third period. "The one thing that's been consistent with him (is) he's been a type of Energizer Bunny", said coach Randy Carlyle, speaking of Ondrej Kase and inviting a fuzzy fictional character into a very cold and real ice ...
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United will do everything they can to keep David De Gea at the club beyond the summer transfer window. But Mourinho wants to have the Spain number one when United begin their 2017/18 pre-season against LA Galaxy on July 15 as part of their tour of the United States.
UNITED look set for a busy summer in the transfer market - here's how they could line up next year if they secure their targets. For United, this was simply the latest box to be ticked in an extended warm-up to the match on which their next 12 months now hinges, and while that may reasonably be considered a joyless way to treat the latter stages of a Premier League campaign, there will be no apologies from manager Jose Mourinho if his strategy pays off.
Not only are they fighting for a chance to upend the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, they were also awarded the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers got the second pick, and the Philadelphia 76ers will select third in the June 22 draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Cavaliers are looking at four wins until their third straight Finals, and for LeBron it would be his seventh in a row which is absolutely mind blowing. "They just turned us, and (it) kept leading to lay-ups for them". Cleveland will now face the victor out of the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics series.
Gregg Popovichs time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before its too late. When Popovich opened the news conference with a crack to a local reporter about the wines produced in his area, it seemed he might take the lighthearted route.
Keeping everyone in the fold will undoubtedly mean exceeding the cap and incurring a luxury tax bill of some significance, but as far as problems go, having to pony up for young talent is a desirable one. "[Playing on or off the ball] really doesn't matter to me. It's one game. They took care of business, and we've just got to take care of business Game 2".
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is "one of the best strikers in the world", and insists the club can keep their best players this summer. Kane has now scored more club goals against Leicester than any other side (10). Christian Fuchs was caught out by Toby Alderweireld's deep ball which allowed Son to burst into the area and, with Fuchs trailing behind, he teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.
Other than the battle at the front, the other major talking point was the first corner tangle between last year's Spanish Grand Prix victor Max Verstappen in the Red Bull and Vettel's teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Bottas, who claimed his maiden F1 victory in Russian Federation last month, retired when his engine failed while he was running third. "Then we came together with Max but it all started from the first touch, so what can you do?" "It's just unfortunate", Verstappen told Sky Sports F1.
He now faces the hard task of raising his players for the next game, the little matter of the visit of Manchester United, and the last fixture to be hosted by White Hart Lane prior to its redevelopment. At the former London Olympic Stadium made famous by the likes of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, a 10th successive league win for Tottenham would have put them one point behind Chelsea but they stumbled over one of their final hurdles.
On a personal note, I can't tell you how important it is to me to have the chance to celebrate my fifth title at the end of my last season as a Chelsea player. For some, it was Italian coach Antonio Conte , who took over at the start of the season, that made the difference. "When you arrive after a bad season, 10th place, it means there (are) a lot of problems, not only one", Conte said.
Terry has said before that he would like to carry on playing but last night suggested that Sunday could be his final game. "I have to take my time in these 12 days to make the decision". "But, for sure, I have to pick the players who, for me, are in better form". After the game, Conte was asked if he'd would be telling Costa off for taking the food.
Arsenal now face the prospect of missing out on the Champions League altogether and will lose their place if Liverpool beat Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the season. "We are in third position so it's in our hands", Guardiola, who will finish a season trophy-less as manager for the first time, said. "You would hope that every player would do that".
Lahm has prepared intensively for a life after football as he is shareholder of several companies producing care products and nutrition for athletes. The 33-year-old will play his last game in the German Bundesliga on Saturday when Bayern face SC Freiburg, reports Xinhua news agency.