They returned to the Champions League in 2014-15 as Premier League runners-up the previous season, but failed to progress beyond the group stage. It means that Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, although they still have an FA Cup final to contest against Chelsea on Saturday.
Brook is finalising preparations for the fourth defence of his crown in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and says that there is nothing that the challenger can do to prevent him cementing his spot as the number one Welterweight in the world at the home of Sheffield United.
Not much later, Lasith Malinga scalped the prized wicket of Steve Smith . The wicketkeeper-batman was the glue the kept the Kings XI Punjab innings together. The other players in the team have a lot to learn from Hashim Amla, be it worldwide players or Indian. "I was asked to play hard in the first six overs and there was good partnership with (Martin) Guptilll and we continued the momentum, it feels good after performing well", he said.
Only this time, things worked out in the end. Ryan Blaney (21) opened up a 2 second lead on the field before a caution and restart on lap 150 reeled him back in. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. roared past him for the win on the last lap, and Jamie McMurray managed to get by to relegate Busch to third. Three times in the past, Truex had led the most laps in a Kansas race-without winning.
Yes, the East final is going the distance. Trying to get to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 2007, Mike Hoffman scored the victor and goaltender Craig Anderson came up big to send Ottawa to a seventh game Thursday night at the PPG Paints Arena to determine which team will face the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup final that gets under way Monday.
Gambling industry experts expressed surprise a market was in place for the bet, with William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly saying: "We don't offer betting on substitutions because it is too easy for an unscrupulous person to manipulate the market".
According to Marca , Liverpool has had a bid worth £68 million for French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe rejected. Real Madrid and Liverpool are amongst the clubs that have been linked with Mbappe, with the 18-year-old facing a hard decision regarding whether to stay at Monaco, where he is guaranteed regular playing time, or move elsewhere and run the risk of being mainly used as a substitute.
The world No. 75, who dipped down to the challenger tour after losing in the first round of the Australian Open earlier this year, then looked set for a monumental upset as he raced into a 3-0 lead in the decider. He will next play against sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan , who defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-3 to deny the Spaniard his 700th career win. Nadal has failed to beat his semi-final opponent in their last seven meetings with his last win coming in the finals of the French Open ...
The 24-year-old, who scored 13 league goals and provided seven assists for the Reds this season, intends to see out his contract which is now set to expire in 2022. Wenger has been in charge of the Gunners since 1996, winning three Premier Leagues and six FA Cups , but has faced protests from Arsenal supporters this season calling for him to quit.
Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming was looking to keep alive the hopes of completing the famous racing treble, but the favourite was pressured all the way in the 1900m race at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore , Maryland by the well-supported second-favourite Classic Empire .
Djokovic was playing his first tournament in Madrid since parting company with his long-term coach Marian Vajda. Andy Murray's virtually flawless second half to 2016, eventually allowed the Scott to become the World Number 1, after beating Djokovic in the season ending World Tour Finals in London.
These are two team names fit for a Champions League final, two teams that haven't been at the top in quite a while. Who are Ajax's key players? Ajax , fielding the youngest starting lineup in a European final, were expected to make a quick start as they did in their 4-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in their semifinal first leg.
Wenger insists winning the FA Cup would be a triumph for Arsenal's late-season resurgence and not a boost for him personally. "Would it be a nice farewell?" "The club of course has a big job to do in summer, we want to keep players like Alexis and end all the speculation about what could happen.
This is the last chance for Manchester United to qualify for the Champions League and the first European final in over two decades for Ajax . Manchester United (pictured) and Ajax linked arms before the game as a minute's silence swiftly turned into a rousing applause.
He was effective on offense with 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes, but he didn't have a prayer against LeBron James on the defensive end yet again. Irving had a playoff career-high 42 points which included him scoring 12 of Cleveland's 14 points in the final 6:46 of the second with James on the bench.
They face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next week, but have not won the Premier League title since 2004. "I believe since January we have played in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said. "The most unbelievable thing about him is this: he has come through a forest of criticism for months now, and has never bowed". Brilliant strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum , Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana guaranteed a place in next season's qualification play-off as ...
From that point on, the Cavs duo outscored the Celtics , 60-50. That kind of cross-matching works better for Smart than most other guards, considering he's largely capable of guarding even larger wings. We saw what a Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley backcourt can do defensively. The Cavs , who had game planned to stop Isaiah Thomas , seemed unsure of what their new game plan would be with Thomas sidelined.
Several of United's younger players grew up in the northern English city, where a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people at a packed Ariana Grande pop concert on Monday evening. Now it's time for them to make it worthwhile and come away with the trophy against Ajax . It's a European final and this is his stage. United midfielder Juan Mata added: "It's massive for us".
Ahead of the tournament , Kim was 500/1 as he saw off the star-studded field at Ponte Vedra Beach to become the youngest Asian two-time PGA Tour victor, with the person - who wishes to remain anonymous - sticking on €100 each way. Si Woo Kim won THE PLAYERS Championship 2017 on Sunday in Florida . Notes: No one has ever won back-to-back at The Players Championship since it began in 1974.
The results (semifinal, second leg): Atletico Madrid 2 (Saul Niguez 12, Griezmann 16-pen) bt Real Madrid 1 (Isco 42). Unlike last season's relatively straightforward run to the final, when they faced Roma, Wolfsburg and Manchester City before beating Atletico on penalties, Real have had a bruising path to the final to face Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, knocking out Napoli and Bayern Munich as well as Atletico.
I probably work, this season, harder than ever. "But if I was in your chair, maybe". "Tomorrow, if we can play our way, we have a chance". The Dutch side boast a hoast of young talent, and with this being their first European final in 21 years, they will be sure to give their all in an attempt to take the trophy home and beat one of Europe's most renowned sides.
The Gunners went on to win eight out of the last nine games in all competitions and the defeat came in the North London derby against Tottenham when Holding was named on the bench. That leaves Arsenal with big problems in defence given Laurent Koscielny is suspended after being sent off in the Everton match. Per Mertesacker has yet to start a game this season.
Conte's efforts to emulate those achievements are off to the best possible start, although Mourinho will be gunning for him next season as he endeavours to push his Manchester United side back into the title picture. Seeing it from the other side: does the manager speak to players who are not in group? The Hornets had Sebastian Prodl sent off for a second yellow card in stoppage time.
A 3-0 Liverpool win over Middlesbrough on the final day sealed a top-four finish, and Coutinho said: "The team is playing well, so all the players involved have a piece on that". While Sturridge admitted he wishes he had played more games in 2016-17, starting just seven Premier League matches, he insists that he remains happy and sees himself remaining at the club.
In the second leg, Ajax suffered a 3-1 away defeat in a thrilling clash but stormed to reach the Europa League final 5-4 on aggregate. "That is the only thing I can say about it". As they moved further upfield, passes were usually overhit or just misplaced as the free man was hard to identify. "We are allowed mistakes and can then smooth them out".
Irving's 23-point quarter fueled a 40-point period for Cleveland , helping them turn the tables and take a 7-point lead going into the fourth. "It wasn't worth four". Bradley led the Celtics with 17 points. "I know he won't talk about it, so I'll give my big guy a shout". For a minute - well, really for a half - it looked like the Boston Celtics might pull off their second consecutive upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers .
According to Meyer, his teacher, Laura Roberts, is a fan of Rodgers. Peyton Meyer, a junior at Janesville Community School District, is the tweeter in this Twitter tale. This trumps that. Rodgers saved high school kids from a dreaded final exam toward the end of the school year. "I'm sure a sports lit final is very important, but here you go", he wrote.
The 28-year-old joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014. Club legend Thierry Henry says Arsenal's season should be archived as a disappointment after the Gunners failed to qualify for next season's Champions League . "I think you respect everybody in life". Everton playmaker Ross Barkley , who is stalling over a new contract, came off the bench to replace Tom Davies as part of a 26th-minute reshuffle by visiting manager Ronald Koeman .
The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors. The fourth came when he was whistled for an offensive foul against Terry Rozier with 6:46 to play and Boston ahead by 10 points. The Celtics led 57-47 at the break.
Wayne Rooney could finish his Manchester United career by hoisting a European trophy, surrounded by jubilant teammates and with fireworks exploding around him. His hiring by United after leading the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan against the Red Devils is seen as rampant desperation by some observers.
But a much rainy than usual winter season in Southern California delayed building construction and the Inglewood facility will now open in 2020. Super Bowl 55 is scheduled for February 7, 2021. "From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. Tampa had been the runner-up in the last host-selection round and was quick to step in and fill the void.
Either way, Chilean journalist Maks Cardenas has certainly confirmed he has strong doubts regarding Alexis Sanchez being an Arsenal player come next season. The number two has two years left on his contract but is in talks with Fenerbahce over a £5million move, according to the Daily Mirror . "Of course I would like to him to come because he is an extraordinary player".
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After being a position coach for almost 19 years, Jets offensive coordinator John Morton feels like he's ready for his role as offensive coordinator. I think that's the most important thing. That's the number one thing. We talk about first-round busts all the time, but if things stay as they are (and I have no reason to believe otherwise), this is one of the worst draft picks in recent memory.
CLEVELAND - On the strength of 14 straight points from point guard Kyrie Irving , the Cleveland Cavaliers came all the way back from a double-digit deficit and took an 87-80 lead over the Boston Celtics after the third quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
To those who doubt, Osweiler was direct: "I think the proof is in the film for the past two years". What about those that say the proof is not in the film from past year, especially the Texans? The comments carry bravado, but Osweiler spoke more with confidence than cockiness.
CBS sports producer Lance Barrow talked to a crowd Monday at the Ben Hogan Award Ceremony at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Romo joined the network in April and will serve alongside Jim Nantz as one of its top color commentators for the 2017 National Football League season.
Linemen typically walk off the field after a long scoring drive, but "we'll give them another reason to be on the field", Brown said. The NFL still will prohibit sexually suggestive celebrations, like Brown's twerking, but have given players more freedom with this new rule.
Now, amid what came off as both a testy but also comical exchange Tuesday night with fellow analyst O'Neal on TNT's " Inside the NBA " following the Cleveland Cavaliers' victory over the Boston Celtics , apparently Wade is back up and Shaq is down in Barkley's view.
RPS are through to the playoffs and have claimed the second spot in the points table . RPS have won nine of their 14 games, which includes one home and away win against MI. Surely, the match would a great to watch as both the teams lock horns for the place in the final. The unavailability of Ben Strokes in the key match will surely dent their chances but they have other quality players also.
WannaCry or Wanna Decryptor ransomware seems to have used a vulnerability in Microsoft's software. In Malaysia, cyber security firm LE Global Services said it identified 12 cases so far, including a large government-linked corporation, a government-linked investment firm and an insurance company.
The attacker has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi . My sister India was extremely close to my mum, and is finding it very hard, but rest assured we will pull together as a family and help each other through the darkness. The November attacks included the Bataclan concert hall, where most of the carnage occurred. I was one of those thousands of parents checking upon their children on Monday night when the news of the Manchester Arena attack first emerged.
Nishikori is a very good returner, and he has the firepower to beat Djokovic. "I'm going to think about who I want in my team", the Serb said Wednesday. "Right now I don't have anyone yet, but I think by the French Open or after the French Open I (am) already going to have someone".
Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga for the fourth season in a row, and the eighth time in the last 11 attempts, with a 1-0 win over struggling Rapid Vienna on Saturday. It feels like he is totally in the game, the way he behaves in the match. "When you have these types of changes it's not easy". But while Conte has said during the season that he misses his family who have remained in Italy, he has given no indication of wanting to leave Chelsea .
It also doesn't help that Alabama had one of the worst seasons in school history, finishing the 2017 campaign with a 19-34-1 overall mark and a dismal 5-24 SEC record. team meeting at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. During one miserable stretch, the Tide had suffered 13 consecutive defeats in conference play and was swept in four consecutive series.
Abedi had spent time in Syria before carrying out the attack, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday. "That is what the investigation is focusing on", the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. The world is on high alert after Britain raised its terror threat level to the highest setting, critical, following the attack which left at least 22 people dead and more than 59 injured.
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard each won once. Terry returned to the pitch to lift the Premier League trophy at full-time as a banner reading "captain, leader, legend" was hung from the rafters. "I need to get the FA Cup Final out of the way". "To be honest the only mistake here is we should have clocked sooner there'd be another cringe-worthy Chelsea sendoff for JT".
Bobby Wahl replaced Hahn for the A's, who lost 11-9 . Chris Bassitt is recovering from Tommy John surgery, Kendall Graveman missed 10 day with a right shoulder strain, Sonny Gray missed April with a right shoulder strain, Sean Manaea missed 16 days with a left shoulder strain and Daniel Mengden went on the DL to start the season after needing right foot surgery.
The former Texas A&M star would not reveal the injury and said he'll be back practicing next week. While discussing both players, coach Hue Jackson talked about a "little soreness" and "slips and bumps and bruises" as the reason why they weren't on the field while saying he expected all would be well sooner rather than later.
In his next at-bat leading off the fourth inning, he demolished an 0-2 curveball for a home run that landed to the left of the rising, home-run apple in center field. Harvey started for the National League in the 2013 All-Star Game and posted a 2.75 ERA in 216 innings between the regular season and playoffs in 2015.