The move is being cast as a player-safety issue, and it has support from coaches. There has been an average of one tie per season over the past five years, including two during the 2016 season. Supporters of the measure also pointed out that tie games actually serve to simplify matters at the end of the regular season, leaving fewer teams with identical records subject to postseason tie-breaking procedures.
For people who live and work in Manchester, there remains a large cordon in place around Manchester Arena and Victoria station, which will be in place for some time . May is due to chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday. Mr Peters said a lone wolf-style terrorist attack remained the key concern for organisers.
Additionally, according to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows , Bourdais will undergo surgery on his pelvis this evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital. "I'm excited to be in the 500, but the circumstances are unfortunate". The vehicle flipped over and back onto its wheels again, briefly engulfed in a ball of fire .
It is still unclear whether the unspecified object was a ballistic missile . Japan immediately issued a protest to North Korea over the missile test . North Korea's media, meanwhile, have stepped up their calls for even more missile launches because of what Pyongyang claims is an increasingly hostile policy by President Donald Trump .
Although anything can happen between now and the beginning of the National Basketball Association finals, it's safe to assume that both conference finals series, the one in the East ( Celtics vs Cavaliers ) and the one in the West ( Warriors vs Spurs ) won't go to the maximum of 7 games.
Hours before the ceremony officially kicked off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , Drake was named a victor in 10 categories. However, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons summed up his career succinctly, noting he was "a true innovator", "a musical architect", "a prolific songwriting" and "a legendary performer".
Witnesses on May 22 reported hearing a "massive explosion" around 10:35 p.m. (2135 GMT/UTC) as people were leaving the Manchester Arena, where USA pop singer Ariana Grande was performing. Macron "learnt with horror and shock about the attack that occurred yesterday evening", his office said in a statement . Sarah Wickham was at the Ariana Grande concert with her 13-year-old daughter, Freya, and her best friend, when the blast happened.
Mohamed Salah is one of the alternative wide forward candidates to Julian Brandt , who does not want to gamble on getting regular starts next season and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a versatile squad option. "It's very odd because, for 75 points, we are only one point short. I don't see what he has to do with that". "We all know he has the quality of one of the best ever in that position but sometimes the consistency doesn't match the quality of the man".
Omar Narvaez had two hits, the first coming after Greinke opened the game by retiring seven straight batters. Yeah, Zack got ya with the eephus! Greinke almost had a complete game, but manager Torey Lovullo lifted the right-hander after Jose Abreu doubled with two outs in the top of the ninth.
The 22-year-old right-hander allowed 2 hits and struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings as the Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Thursday night, salvaging a split of an interleague doubleheader between the first-place teams in the AL Central and NL West.
The San Antonio Spurs eased into the Western Conference finals after the Houston Rockets bowed out of the National Basketball Association playoffs with a whimper. He didn't take his first shot until halfway through the second quarter; by then, Houston was already trailing by 21. The Rockets couldn't find the open looks to launch their trade mark treys, and when they did manage to penetrate, Gasol and Aldridge got in the way, and it either led to shot clock violations, altered shots or ...
The Daily Mirror now reports that Benitez will once again look to raid his former club for Batshuayi, who he believes could be available on loan. It is understood that Chelsea are reluctant to sell the Belgian worldwide this summer, especially considering his end-of-season form, although the Premier League champions would be open to a loan move for the 23-year-old.
I'm looking forward to enjoying the last game of the season with them at the Liberty on Sunday. "Now is not the moment to talk about the future of the manager". The triumphant afternoon capped what has been a topsy turvy 12 months for Allardyce that started with him keeping Sunderland in the Premier League and later saw him appointed and dismissed as England manager in record time before he took over at Crystal Palace .
Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. Celtics guard Marcus Smart is not knowing for his scoring. "Everybody had to step up their game, especially with one of our brothers down", Smart told reporters.
A good night for us overall". Unfortunately for Bowyer, this wasn't the optimal set-up for good speed, but I do love seeing a loophole blasted through a too-vague rulebook. Drivers didn't receive guaranteed multi-million dollar salaries. With the softer, option tire that each team could use just once in the race now in play, Suarez was the first to utilize it, as his team installed the green-walled tire entering the first segment.
This trip had a different ending. Classic Empire had a frightful trip in the Kentucky Derby and he fired his best shot but could not hold off Javier Castellano and Cloud Computing . If the Derby and Preakness winners skip the Belmont on June 10, the likely favorite would be Classic Empire , who was runner-up Saturday after finishing fourth in the Derby.
But me personally, I didn't have it. "Just expect him to be better in Game 4". James had been leading the team in win probability added before that (plus-13 percent per game) and ranks eighth overall this postseason. Cleveland drained nine three-pointers in the first quarter alone, and led 77-56 midway through the third frame, before Boston made a game out of it. For about 30 or so seconds following Boston's 111-108 Game 3 win over Cleveland, Al Horford was not Al Horford.
It will be a unusual scenario given the fact that the north Londoners have been in Europe's elite club competition ever since Arsene Wenger took the reins back in 1996. "It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation". "We just want everybody to play 100 percent in last game as is the tradition in England".
A black Peugeot auto reportedly hit him and smashed its front windshield. Hayden was training on the Rimini coast following a motorcycle race at nearby Imola. With the further support of the authorities in the coming days we hope to have Nicky home soon". "We will all miss him terribly". Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher avoided major bodily harm for 20 years during his career, but his now bed-ridden with brain damage he sustained while skiing in the French Alps in 2013.
Desperate parents and friends used social media to search for loved ones on Tuesday after a blast killed at least 22 people at a British concert by United States singer Ariana Grande , with images of happy-looking teenagers posted next to pleas for help.
Australian Patty Mills could have played his last game for San Antonio after the Spurs were sent packing in the NBA Western Conference finals . Golden State awaits the victor of the Cavaliers-Celtics series. "This year is a totally different year, different group, different journey", Curry said.
After all, there's the potential for adrenaline from their home crowd, and Boucher may opt to take more chances in Games 3 and 4 if the Penguins continue to be tormented by injuries. It works for them, seeing as they're one of the final four teams in the playoffs. The Penguins are clicking at 19 per cent on the power play in the playoffs, the best percentage of any team still playing.
Me, personally, I didn't have it. "My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game and building that lead, but me personally I didn't have it. That's no excuse. The moment he has a bad game his critics come out in full force. His teams were previously 49-0 after leading by 20 points or more. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said James was in "good spirits" when they spoke.
Arsenal defeated Everton 3-1 on Sunday thanks to goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey but it was enough only to finish fifth as Liverpool beat Middlesbrough and Manchester City thrashed Watford . But which player performed best throughout the season, according to the stats? Klopp added: "Seventy-six points, that's an outstanding number". We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it.
It was also the biggest play-off win ever for the defending champions, who now have the luxury of hosting Games Three and Four. "What are you going to do about it at the end of the day?" he told reporters. For some reason, the Celtics' professorial wunderkind coach Brad Stevens chose to let rookie Jaylen Brown guard LeBron , a mistake that the OH born superstar made Steven pay for with three pointers, blocks, dunks, and a knowing smirk.
Pachulia's absence allowed him to escape the ire of the Spurs fans, who blame him for Leonard's absence after his controversial close-out on a 3-pointer that Popovich called "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike.". With a win, the Warriors also would become the first team to start a postseason 12-0. The Warriors (78-15 SU, 47-43-3 ATS) are a ideal 11-0 SU in the playoffs and 7-4 ATS, including a 4-1 ATS mark in their last five games.
Terry was called off after 26 minutes and left the field after 28. Press Association Sport understands the Premier League is relaxed about the matter, which did not contravene any of the competition's rules. Speaking to Sky Sports , Neville said: "You hope (Rooney doesn't leave) but the way the season's gone, particularly since Christmas, he's not been involved as much as he'd probably have liked.
Golden State moves on to play either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The 39-year-old Argentine star, a veteran of 4 National Basketball Association championship-winning Spurs teams, left the court to a resounding ovation as San Antonio's season ended with a 129-115 loss in Texas.
The Cavs shot 16-39 from distance for the game. After being destroyed in the previous two contests, the Celtics were already considered to be eliminated from this series. In all, the Celtics were a terrible 11-of-38 (28 percent) on uncontested shots, a stat that seemed to demoralize them while leading to the lopsided result.
Most important, Marcus Smart , a third-year point guard filling in for Thomas, did a passable imitation of James himself, scoring 28 on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range - after averaging less than 30 per cent from that distance all season.
United finished sixth in the Premier League , 24 points behind champions Chelsea , while Ajax finished second in the Dutch league, one point behind champions Feyenoord. Despite promising to compete for the title at the start of the season, Mourinho's side has fallen way short of expectations and have only won the EFL Cup.
The Brazilian put in another eye-catching performance which will continue to alert some of the biggest clubs on the continent including Barcelona , a team he's regularly linked with. Sturridge told Sky Sports: "That is for the club to decide, for myself I am enjoying my football". Wenger has thrived on his proud record of being England's constant representative in the Champions League for 19 successive seasons.
The Cavaliers dropped to 10-1 in the post-season with their first loss since game four of last year's finals against Golden State. "It's not enough, for him, for what he does, for what he brings". Marcus Smart led the Celtics with 27 points and seven assists, and Bradley chipped in 20 points and four assists before a sellout crowd of 20,562 that included Browns rookies Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku and veterans Joe Haden and Corey Coleman.
And unless the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics manage to overcome tremendous odds in the conference finals, this will indeed be the third year in a row that the Warriors and Cavs will face off for the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Another 59 fans of all ages were injured after a suicide bomber targeted the event at the Manchester Arena. A club spokesman said: "The thoughts and prayers of our ownership, board and everyone at Manchester City are with the people of Manchester and all those affected following the horrifying events of last night's Manchester Arena attack".
In their last meeting, on May 7th , the Wizards won 121-102 in a game which saw defense make all the difference. "I had no idea that Avery had 25 at halftime and I had no idea that Isaiah had one field goal until I looked at the stat sheet, because we were making the right plays", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Down by 20 early in the third quarter and without their star Isaiah Thomas , the Boston Celtics stormed all the way back to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Smart led all Celtics with 27 points on 8-of-14 from the field, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range. LeBron James took the inbounds pass, isolated first on Crowder and then Al Horford , before driving and passing out to Kyrie Irving , whose drive tied the score at 108-108 with 10.7 ...
Key reserve and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodalas status was unclear after he missed Game 2 with soreness in his left knee. Jonathon Simmons managed to score 22 points in 26 minutes of Game 2 . But the second half was the start of the end for the Spurs. "We felt sorry for ourselves", Popovich said. "But offensively, I think it's a combination of them playing good defense and also us not finding our chemistry, not finding our rhythm, and not knowing where to be with two of our main ...
If the Cavs can win Sunday night, then they will be 11-0 to start the postseason. Stop taking 30-point triple doubles and carrying an otherwise helpless team to 47 wins during the regular season for granted because it's not as easy as he makes it seem.
He later confirmed that the send-off in the minute that matched his shirt number was orchestrated following talks with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte . It is no secret that Conte will be looking to win back-to back titles. It was easier for them to play one game in a week, it was a bit more hard at the end because the FA Cup came along, disturbing the schedule of the Premier League.
Michy Batshuayi, who was largely disappointing throughout the season, was the unlikely hero on the day, as he scored the goal which led the Blues to the title, in Antonio Conte's first season as manager. The closest Chelsea came to the award was ex-assistant coach Brendan Rodgers winning when he helmed Liverpool in 2014. It is great to receive this award.
The World No. 2 explained that it is both for Agassi's tennis and life experience that he sought out the eight-time Grand Slam champion and former No. " I played definitely great all week up to today". "Sometimes a win over a top player gives you confidence", Halep said after her semi-final. Djokovic, who has won 12 Grand Slam titles, hasn't been the same since losing in the third round of Wimbledon in 2016.
They finished seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs. " Jurgen Klopp is not a magician, you can't just ask him to win the league with the squad we have. The fans have been divided over whether Wenger should stay on when his contract expires in the summer and there have been protests against him since the season began to unravel with the home defeat by Watford on 31 January.
Facing Cleveland will resurrect chatter of Golden State's collapse in last season's finals, which saw the Cavaliers rally from a 3-1 deficit to win the franchise's first championship. As for whether Pachulia hurt Leonard on goal, Popovich said that was irrelevant and asked a rhetorical question: "You ever heard of manslaughter?" "He's a big reason for our success ".
The Cavs, who had won all 11 of their previous games, were on course for a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference final, until a late comeback from the Celtics culminated in Avery Bradley's shot from distance bouncing in at the fourth attempt with a 10th of a second remaining.
Ginobili unselfishly agreed to come off the bench for more than a decade, an act that made the Spurs one of the great National Basketball Association teams. Patty Mills and Pau Gasol added 14 each and Jonathon Simmons scored 13. "We've been preaching certain things, and for the most part, they've been doing it, but to get to our ultimate goal of winning the whole thing, we've got to be better on both ends of the floor".
Simpson is nine years into a 33-year sentence on burglary and kidnapping charges. He has been serving his sentence at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center. for parole at a later date, or deny parole and require O.J.to serve the remainder of his final sentence." "And unlike some I can not and have no desire to try to predict the outcome'".
That's the base we created, we learned a lot in this year about ourselves, so we can use it. The Gunners finished this season outside the top four for the first time in Wenger's 21-year reign, but the Frenchman is confident the current group of players is good enough.
Anaheim capitalized on their power play thanks to those penalties and score with just under five minutes remaining in the second period. Nashville is still an untraditional hockey market, but the Predators are establishing a tradition of winning here.
White spent last season as a member of the Patriots' practice squad, making him a part of New England's Super Bowl LI-winning team. White also returned six kicks for 142 yards and returned one punt for four yards. New England has a bevy of wide receivers already at their disposal, with Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks , Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell leading the way.