Irving scared Cleveland fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle late in the third quarter. That's true, but Irving kept going in the third quarter, during which he twisted his ankle, dealt with a bevy of defenders, and still scored 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting.
The Cavaliers came back to take the lead in the second half after recording a 32% field goal percentage in the first quarter. The Cleveland Cavaliers are up 3-1 in their Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics , but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue still is having difficulty planning for the C's.
The "Jose v Pep" battle never quite caught fire, and both will feel that they have plenty to do to restore their respective sides to the summit of the table once again. No, what I want is to win the next game. JOHN TERRY has spoken for the first time of the outcry over his 26th minute farewell to Chelsea and said: I couldn't care less.
Ajinkya Rahane and Smith tried to rebuild the innings with a 54-run partnership before Kieron Pollard pulled off a superb catch at long on to send the captain back to the pavilion. "I think he will definitely play Test cricket and be a world class bowler across all formats", he added. The IPL final match was a fitting end to a season that has captured the cricket fans' imagination on and off the field, as illustrated by this heatmap.
You'd think it would be Celtics fans' worst nightmare: A rejuvenated, revenge-minded LeBron James picks himself up from the canvas, shakes off the leftover rust from Game 3 and scores 50 points in Game 4. Kyrie Irving saved the Cavaliers and set a career playoff high with 42 points in Cleveland's 112-99 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday.
The draw took place 2 1/2 years ahead of the Rugby World Cup to allow organizers time to sort out the match schedule and ticketing, confirm venues, and arrange base camps. " France have really improved over the last two years and are a really risky team". The Wallabies' other Pool D opponents during what shapes as a saloon passage through to the quarter-finals will be Georgia and two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers from Oceania and the Americas 2 division - probably Fiji and Canada.
Following one of the worst postseason games of his career, James provided a candid review of his performance after breaking down film of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference finals . While Irving and James were scoring, Kevin Love dominated the glass with 17 rebounds to go with 17 points. When a local radio reporter pressed him, LeBron showed his sensitive side by asking: "It seems like you only ask questions when we lose".
The Sens were back at practice at Canadian Tire Centre a day later, but even before that came an uplifting conversation which set the tone for a "reload" in Game 6. First, he put Matt Murray in goal in front of Marc-Andre Fleury, who carried the Penguins throughout most of the postseason. But Hoffman , a natural born shooter, recoiled in the third period and hammered the puck with all his 190-pound frame could leverage - and then some.
If the series goes the distance, it's back to Beantown for Game 7 next Monday night at the TD Garden. After being humiliated at home in Game 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers take care of business in Game 4 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.
Everybody knows the conference finals are just a tuneup for the Cavs' inevitable - or as conspiracy theorists call it, "pre-ordained" - rematch with Golden State for the championship belt. Among those, though, were his two lowest-scoring playoff games. The Cavs still hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, which will resume Tuesday at The Q.
In a dramatic finish, Pakistan beat the West Indies by 101 runs with just one over to go in the third and final Test match at Dominica . West Indies need another 297 runs to win their series with Pakistan after wickets tumbled on an exciting fourth day of the third Test in Dominica.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russian Federation, is taken to the ice by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) during the second period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington.
Quizzed about whether he would remain at Liverpool next term, Sturridge responded to the Sky Sports cameras: "That is for the club to decide". Liverpool last qualified for the Champions League in the 2013-14 Premier League season when they finished second behind Manchester City .
Smith and Iman Shumpert both followed Jae Crowder after an off-ball screen, leaving Bradley wide open. The Celtics watched the Cavaliers cut the deficit down to single digits. Boston lost All-Star Isaiah Thomas for the remainder of the postseason to a hip injury in Game 2, forcing coach Brad Stevens to shuffle his lineup and rotations in Games 3 and 4.
Mourinho made his priorities clear in recent weeks by resting players for league fixtures, claiming United's injury problems left him with no choice. Pogba pointed to the sky as he was mobbed by teammates after his 18th-minute opening goal, with the game played two days after 22 people were killed in a bomb attack at a concert in Manchester, and 12 days after the death of Pogba's father, Fassou Antoine.
With really good players like Zlatan Ibrahimović, Pogba , Mkhitaryan , Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia , Ander Herrera , Juan Mata , Anthony Martial, and so on and so forth, they really should've done better in the league than they did. "We wanted to get back into the Champions League, but not by finishing third or fourth in the Premier League ". The game was billed as a clash between the pragmatism of Mourinho's United against the swagger and youthful exuberance of an Ajax side ...
While the overtime rule change will only affect a handful of game, the new player celebration guidelines might have an impact on every contest. This was bigger than just deleting language in the rules that banned choreographed celebrations and allowing - at the request of some of the almost 100 players Goodell and Vincent spoke to in recent months, Vincent said - group demonstrations and using the football as a prop after touchdowns, among other changes.
I owe this to this team and to this club. The Portsmouth boss led his side to win the title on the last day of the season earlier this month. "I hope to continue in the best way", he added after receiving the award from former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
But I think we have a long season ahead of us so stuff like that we need to have, but as I said the most important is to stay there. "I love the intense competition". "It's always good to come away from a race weekend with a points advantage, no matter how small. On one side, this is very exciting and challenging, but on the other side, it is going to stretch us to our limits".
All I can do is take it day by day. "I consulted with a specialist, and after weighing my options, that's when I made a decision to go to Texas to have surgery". The pain was post-impact when I swung the club. "I hate to miss any major, especially the Masters, but the reality is I just couldn't play". "You mention the word 'fusion, ' and it's scary", Woods wrote.
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has insisted he remains committed to the club and his company's shares are "not, and never have been, for sale". In fairness, Wenger isn't exactly going to come out and slam the Arsenal chief but his staunch defence of Kroenke won't sit well with many fans who will merely use it as another excuse to direct more fury towards the veteran tactician.
Manchester United are a Price Boosted 16/1 with Sky Bet to win next season's Champions League after earning a spot in the competition via their Europa League triumph. Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. "I don't know. Honestly, I don't know", he said. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match but obviously the tragedy that occurred takes some of the happiness from our achievement.
Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here. The pub has a reputation as one of the city's most diehard United-supporting venues. In winning the Europa League for the first time in their history, United win their fifth European title.
By the time Arsenal were put to the sword in a swashbuckling 3-1 Chelsea victory, Conte's men had opened up what looked an insurmountable 12-point advantage. "That decision changed our season". They want to be in Champions League football. They said we didn't want to play anymore, they said we were lazy, that kind of stuff, and it's not true.
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the Boston Celtics are tougher to defend than the Golden State Warriors . Irving scored 21 points in the quarter on 9-of-10 shooting. We know that. And then handing the ball to Kyrie Irving , getting out of the way, and watching him bring the team to the doorstep of the NBA Finals.
It wasn't worth all four. "We know that. Just expecting him to be better in Game 4". We know ways we can get better. However, as Smart took over Isaiah Thomas' job Sunday night and engineered a second-half comeback in a variety of ways, from his 27 points and seven 3-pointers to making all of the right plays down the stretch, he also focused on his composure.
And as the final whistle sounded and United's celebrations began, chants of "Manchester" rang around the Friends Arena in tribute to those who died and were injured in the attack which cast a shadow over this showpiece occasion. "They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies". Pogba also said that United have managed to shut up their critics by adding the Europa League to the EFL Cup and Community Shield trophies they have already won this season.
The Warriors have not lost a game in the playoffs, improving to 12-0 as they prepare to face either defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics . LaMarcus Aldridge had eight points on 4-for-11 shooting. I felt more energetic, more needed, more useful to the team, so I ended up feeling better than the way I started .
I can't talk more than that". In the WTA Madrid Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova remained one of only three of the top 10 seeds left in the draw with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang to reach the quarter-finals. Federer's then tally of 17 slams had been thought to be unbeatable, but Djokovic's Roland Garros win took him to 12 and there were experts such as Goran Ivanisevic who were saying that Djokovic could end up with as many as 20 .
In a race where finishing first is really the only thing that matters, it behooves NASCAR to make sure it's not just a restart competition. He won with a margin of 1.2 seconds over Johnson, taking home the million dollar prize. After Friday night's victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch has 15 national series wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway , but there's still a gaping hole in his racing resume.
The NFL is allowing some harmless activity such as group celebrations , using the ball as a prop and snow angels. Several years ago the league changed the rules to allow mutual possessions if the coin-flip victor only kicks a field goal.
Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons. Wenger used up all the credit he had in the bank from his early successes at Arsenal long ago and he should have walked away from the job after his side's FA Cup success of 2014, but he can not bare to give up the power he has established over so many years.
Cleveland now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, with a chance to eliminate the Celtics in Boston on Thursday and advance to the NBA Finals where a well-rested Golden State team will be awaiting them. Cleveland entered the final stanza after a 40-point third quarter. Unless something similar happens in Game 5, the series is not going back to Cleveland.
The defending National Basketball Association champions can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston. They made a lot of plays. Everybody knows the conference finals are just a tune up for the Cavs' inevitable - or as conspiracy theorists call it, "pre-ordained" - rematch with Golden State for the championship belt.
The Stockport-born starlet knows he faces a hard challenge forcing his way into Jose Mourinho's plans on a more regular basis, but wants to stick around and prove himself further. De Gea has produced some excellent performances for United this season - racking up 14 clean sheets and making an average of 2.11 saves per goal conceded.
The Final was played amidst the backdrop of the horrific attacks at the Manchester Arena on Monday, and it certainly looked as if Manchester United was inspired to play for them despite the tough Premier League season they had endured. Pogba, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus (Milan: JUVE.MI - news ), put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area that was sent looping past Onana in the Ajax goal thanks to a huge deflection from ...
We know we are just football players but we have an audience. "The feeling that prevails is that the final doesn't have the glow it should have", continued Bosz. The loser picks up the runners-up prize of €3.5 million. The United players, with hearts full of sadness over the 22 victims killed by an ISIS suicide bomber, will do their best to win this game not just for themselves, but for their home town.
He was referring to the 2010 Champions League Final that completed the Treble. "Thank you to my team-mates because without them I could not have scored so many goals". United endured a hard domestic season with indifferent form coupled with a raft of injuries eventually condemning them to a sixth-placed finish and outside the all-important top four.
It was no man of the match performance - that honour went to Herrera - and not exactly the glitzy display United smashed the transfer record for, but Pogba's decisive role will help ease the pressure on him after an underwhelming first season at Old Trafford for both the France global and the team .
Regardless of what happens at Emirates Stadium during the close-season, Seaman - a three-time Premier League victor with Arsenal - wants to see a greater willingness to spend big to avoid being priced out of major signings by other elite clubs.
They've managed to have one truly great one in Vladimir Tarasenko , but have shown a predisposition to build a team around him that doesn't help. It's hard to describe. As the Conference Finals continue we'll give you a recap from last night's game and what to look for in tonight's action . After name submissions from fans yielded stinkers like Fury, Attack, and Ice Tigers, Leipold just decided he'd go with Predators, a name he'd personally submitted.
Bosz admitted that Ajax struggled to cope with United's tactics tonight. Sergio Romero receives the nod between the sticks as expected, with the Argentine deputising for first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea throughout the Europa League season.
Terry, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, was given his first league start since September as Antonio Conte made nine changes from the team that sealed the Premier League title on Friday. It capped a brilliant first season for Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge following his arrival at the club as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor last summer.
It wasn't dumb luck. Doug Weight was traded from St. Louis to Carolina on January 30, 2006. Losing Patrick Eaves in the second round and Rickard Rakell for the final two games took two top finishers out. We didn't give them break-aways. Filip Forsberg and Watson added empty netters. Ekholm, who has no goals, eight assists and a plus-10 rating this post-season, is more nasty than flashy.
Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm .
He was taken to a nearby hospital, and then transferred to a larger hospital in Cesena where it was confirmed he was in an "extremely critical" condition with multiple traumatic injuries with subsequent brain damage. He had been in intensive care in Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini Hospital , with his parents and family by his side. Judicial authorities have opened an investigation into the crash and have questioned the 30-year-old driver of the black Peugot that hit Hayden, reports The ...
The Red Devils head into the game having missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and ending up sixth in the table. Blind was a regular for the Old Trafford outfit last season under Louis van Gaal, making 35 league appearances which were all starts, but has only played 23 league outings under Jose Mourinho this campaign.
Nearly six months before he's expected to make his Kentucky debut, Hamidou Diallo showed he already has a knack for beating the buzzer. United Kingdom could be flawed but nonetheless will be a lot of fun to watch. If Kentucky is good and Diallo delivers while improving his shot selection, he'll nearly certainly be a top-15 pick in 2017. They all like you without watching you.
Abedi reportedly died in the explosion. "This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives", she said , speaking outside her Downing Street offices, where flags were lowered to half-staff.
Coming off the damaging 3-1 away loss to Chelsea in February, and heading into the crucial Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, Wenger suddenly announced that he would make his decision "in March or April." How I know it in this moment - we all want to be part of it.