Things got worse after the loss, when it was announced that superstar Isaiah Thomas was out for the remainder of the playoffs with a serious hip injury . "I mean, a game like that just happens", Lue said. The Cavs still must win one more. That was clearly a huge blow for Boston , but it also had an impact on the Cavaliers.
Anderson came off the bench to lead the Spurs' scoring with 20 points. Golden State Warriors point guard Patrick McCaw blocks a shot attempt by San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Jonathon Simmons during the second half. However, Golden State has been without its architect for the majority of the playoffs. Manu Ginobili may have played the final game of his National Basketball Association career, and if that's the case, he went out in classic Ginobili style.
Alex Rogers is enthused by Liverpool's top four finish and is excited by the pull it will bring the Reds in the transfer market. Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol disagree on how Arsenal players would react if Stan Kroenke sells the club. Gabriel, the third choice in the middle of defense, is also likely to be out of action after being stretchered off with a knee injury over the weekend, which Wenger said "doesn't look good".
Manu Ginobili's storied National Basketball Association career hangs in limbo after the San Antonio Spurs were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. A few minutes later, Green and Shaun Livingston checked back into the game, joining a line-up of Curry, Durant and Iguodala. Durant hit six of his first seven shots, combining with Curry for eight layups in the first 16 minutes.
Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. For Spurs faithful, this last game of the season belonged to Manu Ginobili , who finished the night with 15 points and 7 assists amidst billowing chants of "Manu, Manu" and "one more year".
When you lose by an average of 20 points a game in the last three games, you look at them in the eyes and say, 'Congratulations, man, you beat us fair and square. That just made the job easier for Curry and the boys. "We feel like we can play better", said Brown, who is filling in on the sideline for an injured Steve Kerr.
Earlier, South Africa slumped from 197 for three to 221 for seven before JP Duminy and Chris Morris collected 31 from the last three overs to give the tourists' attack a total they could defend. "As you can understand we have some genuine concerns, the players are uneasy". "I think the process has started to make sure that the players are reassured that changes have been made to keep the players safe".
Of the top six Premier League teams, Tottenham Hotspur, which finished second for the season, was the speediest for paying overdue invoices. Most importantly, however, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a 3-0 win over already-relegated Middlesbrough .
Keuchel is temporarily sidelined with a pinched nerve in his neck. In the span of 48 hours, Houston lost its staff ace and primary backstop, altering the course of its seven-game homestand, which began with three losses to the Indians. With the Astros rearranging their pitching staff due in large part to injuries , Jankowski (1-1, 1.42 ERA with Triple-A Fresno) offers the club a long reliever with a capable arsenal and a lengthy track record of success in the Houston farm system.
The win kept the Manchester side two points ahead of Liverpool, whose comfortable success at home to Middlesbrough earned them a place in the Champions League playoff round. John Terry's Stamford Bridge exit on Sunday was mired in controversy and debate after the Chelsea captain's premeditated departure. As the dust settles on a Premier League season dominated by Antonio Conte's Chelsea team, the pundits have been picking their star performers from the campaign.
The next step is for the bulldozers to demolish the vacated stadium to make way for the new one. "For now it is to say to the fans and everyone that we will give our best and try to fight again next season to try to win the league". And it is the goals from academy graduate Kane over the last three seasons that have propelled the side up the standings. Tottenham finished in the top two for the first time in the league since 1963 and also finished above their local rivals Arsenal for ...
HAVE received permission from Uefa to cancel their scheduled pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League final after last night's bomb attack in Manchester. "Greater Manchester Police have provided an emergency number for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area".
It was the ideal end to the campaign with the Blues in irresistible form from start to finish and racing into a four-goal lead by the break. Guardiola revealed that Sergio Aguero , who scored twice against Watford and could have had more, will remain at the Etihad Stadium next season, along with captain Vincent Kompany , who opened the scoring with a free header from a corner.
All is not lost - far from it. "That's no excuse. They played well, but we've just got to play better, be more physical". Their first chance comes at 8:30 p.m. "I do feel like I can still play, but that's not way is going to make me retire or not", Ginobili said. Las Vegas isn't buying what Bradley is selling.
Koscielny is definitely ruled out to face Chelsea after being sent off in the 14minute of the game following a late tackle on Everton forward Enner Valencia . The problem starts at the top - as long as Kroenke is happy with Arsenal being mediocre, there is absolutely no chance of this club moving ahead and consistently competing with the best teams in the world.
Manu Ginobili may be playing the final game of his lengthy National Basketball Association career. Stephen Curry (36 points, six assists and five three-pointers), Kevin Durant (29 points and 12 rebounds) and Draymond Green (16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists) led the way for the victors.
Diego Costa remonstrated with Black Cats goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to kick the ball out of play when the time came. There is no suggestion the decision to substitute Terry, which was the player's idea and of which Sunderland were aware, was anything other than Chelsea's attempt to give their captain a farewell to remember.
Some of these rule changes include a shorter overtime period, more leniency regarding touchdown celebrations, and a shorter cut-down period in the preseason. National Football League owners have managed to actually make some good decisions in their latest round of rule changes. Had those 83 games ended five minutes earlier, there would have been 16 ties.
Finally Ramsey topped off his good form with a goal. He wasn't always the most efficient in possession, but when you've got 10 men Ramsey's ability to run for two does prove useful. "But we take it really seriously because we like to play in Europe". That's the minimum of respect I could have for the club. Mustafi missed yesterday's closing Premier League win over Everton after suffering a blow to the head during the win over Sunderland at the Emirates last Tuesday night.
As the first driver on the track for the second round, he set the tone with three mistake-free laps and a solid pit stop. "That's really how we judge it from an overall standpoint and not just one race". For a brief moment, the daring exploits that made the All-Star race memorable existed. Right before they ended the first segment his auto began smoking.
Terry , who leaves Chelsea at the end of this season after 22 years, exited to a standing ovation from the fans who despite some off-pitch scandals is revered by them. There is no suggestion the substitution was carried out in any way other than to mark Terry's final appearance for the club. After lifting the fifth Premier League trophy of his career, Terry struggled to contain his emotion as he addressed the club's supporters.
It shows how much we've progressed as a team in the short time Klopp has been in charge and the excitement for what the future holds leaves me giddy with wild dreams. Previous year we came close (to a trophy) but couldn't get over the line. I said to retain it would be special. "We have four more points than last season so in a way you would think that we improve by four points and we would be in a similar position like we were last season", Cech said.
He added: "But the psychological environment for the group of the players was absolutely horrendous". Arsenal have one last chance to end the season with a trophy when they face Premier League champions and London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.
Spurs will play their home fixtures at Wembley Stadium next season while their new home is built. Following an emotional post match ceremony, White Hart Lane will be demolished today as the new stadium takes another step to completion in time for the 2018/2019 season.
The proof came in 65 minutes against the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Ottawa Senators offered little of that for most of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday against Pittsburgh. He has responded by playing some of the best hockey of his career. Going into game two , the Penguins should be looking to really spark some offence.
Now, teams no longer have to make the first round of cuts. Ultimately this is a step in the right direction for the National Football League in making the game more fun for players and fans. Under the league's old rules, just one player could return once placed on the list. New England might have benefitted from this last season, when the team opted to end the season of tight end Rob Gronkowski instead of keeping him on the roster as "dead weight" for multiple weeks.
It's a pity we can not fly with the happiness we always have before a big game. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has no doubt the local people will "pull together as one" after Monday's bomb attack in the city. "Making the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League available for free to everyone in the United Kingdom shows that BT really is serious about making sport much more accessible to the public", BT Consumer chief executive John Petter said.
The Preds lead the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in the Western Conference finals, a series in which Forsberg had scored a goal in each of the first four games. His status is clouded after leaving Game 5 following the first period because of a lower-body injury. Bernier, who stopped 16 of 18 shots in the 3-1 loss on Saturday, has relieved Gibson in three games in the post-season.
Conte had also won the Manager of the Month award three times this season, all in consecutive months (October, November, December), which made him the first manager to win that award three months in a row. The Italian is only the third foreign victor of the prestigious award after Claudio Ranieri picked up last year's prize and Arsene Wenger, who won the accolade in 2002 and 2004.
Arsenal will miss out on Champions League football for the first time under Arsene Wenger despite winning on the last day of the Premier League season. Most of the games this year even though we have lost points, we have dominated games. Wenger said earlier this year that he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions.
James finished the Celtics off by scoring 15 points in the final 12 minutes but it was Irving, who hit the biggest 3-pointer in franchise history last June, that pushed the Cavs within a win of a third straight conference title and trip to the NBA Finals.
The Cavs led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter on Sunday but they shot 2-for-17 from three-point range in the second half. Playing without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas (injured right hip) who is out for the remainder of the playoffs, Boston didn't quit in the face of a hard situation.
Manchester's regional government and its mayor, Andy Burnham, are among scores of Twitter users socializing the hashtag with names and photos to help people find family members and friends who remain unaccounted for after the deadly blast.
They never dropped their level from the first game to the last.' Sergio Ramos also spoke after the victory, which also saw Madrid set a new record for scoring in every game of the season for the first time in their history. Malaga's Uruguayan defender Federico Ricca (left) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match Malaga CF vs Real Madrid CF at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on Monday.
Latvian netminder Elvis Merlikins looks for the puck as German forward Frederick Tiffels beats him through the five hole to win the penalty shootout that decided their last Group A game, played at Cologne's Lanxess Arena. "We needed something to get us going, whether it was a couple of good chances or scoring a goal". Scheifele's goal came on the power play. And for the second time in four-and-a-half months at a major worldwide tournament, there was Canada, once again, on the losing end ...
With the UCL final set in stone, the FC panel debate both teams' credentials for claiming the crown in June. Despite his team appearing on course to become the first side to retain the Champions League trophy, the Real boss believes the Italians will be the ones to beat at the Principality Stadium.
However, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that the US has not verified any connection between the bomber and any known terror groups. The police also carried out a controlled explosion in the Fallowfield area, also in connection with the investigation into the bombing .
The United squad has flown to Sweden but the club has cancelled a press conference there on Tuesday in the wake of the attack . On Monday evening, an explosive device was detonated by a suspected suicide bomber at a pop concert in Manchester , killing at least 22, many of them children, and wounding 59 others, reports Efe.
Now, Durant is on the other side by helping the Warriors make it back to the NBA Finals for the third straight season. The rubber match against Cleveland and a chance to avenge their failure to convert a 3-1 series lead (likely) awaits. The point so far really isn't how great the Warriors have looked in this postseason, because at times , including this game, they haven't looked super.
The Celtics' lead always felt flimsy, and Irving took a sledgehammer to it in the third quarter, almost outscoring Boston by himself and formally putting an end to their chances with a magnificent 21-point frame. The Cavaliers dropped to 10-1 in the postseason with their first loss since Game 4 of last year's Finals. But then, I didn't know Michael Jordan 's first retirement was actually a "secret suspension" imposed by former Commissioner David Stern for gambling.
But Harden shockingly and mysteriously failed to show up at all in Game 6 at home at all against the San Antonio Spurs and finished with just 10 points on 2-11 shooting during a 114-75 shellacking. "He was phenomenal this series". Ginobili has been a one of a kind player in the National Basketball Association, and we'll be hard-pressed to find another like him.
All is not lost - far from it. He played 169 playoff games between those two games. "I'm kind of glad it happened the way it did", James said. "We called him on FaceTime, so he got to celebrate with us a little bit", Bradley said. But Celtics' fans will understand why the team must trade its most famous and popular player if they are to hang another banner at the Garden. Las Vegas isn't buying what Bradley is selling.
The Celtics had no answer and even worse for Boston was what it lead to on the other end of the floor. As the Boston Celtics entered the Cleveland Cavaliers' arena on Sunday, their expressions registered somewhere between "I'm sorry, Principal, it will never happen again" and "so this is my coffin right here?" Irving made that decision work with a 21-point third quarter , hitting nine of 10 shots mostly on drives to the basket - the degree of difficulty ramping up with each lay in.
Asked about a new contract at City, Seluk continued: 'Nothing is impossible in football, but all I can say is that he will be out of contract soon. "I just want that when I finish I can finish with City". "We have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season". Later, eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was confirmed to have died in the attack.
Jurgen Klopp hasn't been able to trust the Englishman to stay match-fit, which has restricted the striker's chances this season. He told French website football.fr: "There is nothing fixed, but I would say that today I feel good at Arsenal ".
With so little time left, the Cavs were unable to do anything and followed up 44-point road win in Game 2 with a home loss after holding a 21-point lead in the third quarter on Sunday. Thomas flew out to Tacoma twice during the Celtics' first round series against Chicago, the second time to speak at his sister's funeral. "Those are all plays that Brad makes, and then it's our job to go out there and make sure that we make the next right play".
Thomas' replacement, Marcus Smart carried the Celtics to victory. Smart is not known for his three-point shooting, but he lit up Cleveland for seven threes Sunday evening's game. As the Celtics shaved the lead in the fourth, Cleveland took a lot of hard, late shot clock three-point shots. This was a game where Kelly Olynyk looked like he could guard LeBron.
Evgeni Malkin gave Pittsburgh , vying for its second straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the lead early in the second period and Matt Murray finished with 28 saves. "Everybody knows that on the planet", said Boucher, who has grown comfortable playing the underdog card in these playoffs. "Instead of reinventing the wheel, we just got to stick to our strengths".
Head coach Tyronn Lue was too curious about James' absence as an MVP candidate, but acknowledged that Russell Westbrook , Kawhi Leonard , and James Harden were all deserving finalists. Now I am not saying my opinion matters, because at the end of the day, it doesn't, but when you are the best player in the world, your name should be on that ballot.
The Premier League giants have so far amassed €8.2m in prize money payments and will be rewarded with a further €6.5m for winning the final by European football governing body Uefa . "Now, we are prepared for every possible and thinkable (thing) that could happen in Stockholm tomorrow, including terrorist attacks , and we are satisfied with our preparations", Lindgren said.