The Mercedes driver will climb to second place in the history of F1, behind Michael Schumacher (68). "Around here it's also important to have a good feel for the auto to get the lap together so you can not always go with the one time you set at the end of the day but surely we managed to put it together, and we're quite happy".
It was an uncharacteristically passive performance by James. The 93 points produced together by Irving, James and Love are the most they have amassed as a group and the second highest for a trio in team playoff history. "They create a lot for our team". We knew that coming into tonight. The Cavs will head to Boston on Thursday night looking to close the series out on the road.
Cleveland , stunned by Boston in Game 3 after romping two blowout wins in the opening two games of the Eastern Conference series, looked to be heading for another shock as the Celtics dominated the first half. Irving and James were both brilliant while cracking through a double-digit Celtics lead. "As the stakes get higher and higher, his game gets higher and higher, but (his performance in game four) was nothing surprising for me".
Put me on the court and I find ways to be successful. James entered the night at 5,960 and now has 5,989 and counting. "I'm not one of those guys". "I don't want to be labeled as a scorer". "Been advancing, been playing well to get to the playoffs a lot, so a tribute to him and his hard work". James also described his pursuit of Jordan's impeccable legacy in the sport as a "personal goal of mine" on Thursday.
Irving finished the game with a new playoff-career-high 42 points on truly absurd 68.2 percent shooting from the field, including 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting!) in the third quarter. When it mattered most, the Cavs took that home. Like in the previous match, we saw a comeback in the third quarter, but this time , unfortunately for the Celtics , they weren't the team who won in the end.
I am very happy and I thank everyone that had a contribution for that, and I'm not speaking just about the players. It obviously takes happiness from our achievement. There was a brief diversion from the shock and grief of the Manchester terrorist attack when Manchester United , one of the world's most popular soccer teams, played a game Wednesday night.
But despite being restricted to a watching brief manager Mourinho revealed the 35-year-old had a big impact, particularly on the Friends Arena ball boys. Paul Pogba , the world's most expensive footballer and a man who, less than a fortnight ago, lost his father to a long-term illness, gave United the lead with a 25-yard deflected strike.
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. Boston outscored the Cavaliers 32-21 in the third quarter, cutting their 16-point halftime deficit to just five heading into the fourth. " Marcus Smart made 15 out of 77 off-the-dribble threes this year", Lue said, defending his defensive plan on Smart.
James has been as reliable in the spring as the rain ever since, delivering time and time and time again. With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter.
Manchester United will play Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday May 24, 2017. Rooney has 119 caps - six short of Peter Shilton's record - and is already the country's all-time top scorer with 53 global goals. But that has not protected him from Southgate's axe. Yet despite this, Hodgson, supposedly figuring that a barely match-fit Wilshere would be of more value to England's efforts than say Premier League title-winning and fully-fit Danny Drinkwater, took the ...
Irving took over during the third quarter Tuesday night to erase all of the momentum Boston had built during the first half and to push Cleveland ahead 87-80. Irving's steady hand kept that deficit from getting out of control. And just like in Game 7 of the Finals a year ago, Kyrie was there to save the day for the Cavs, after James was unable to dominate like he had in games 1 and 2.
There's an nearly daily discussion on local Boston sports radio surrounding Farrell's decisions late in games, and let's just say that discussion is rarely ever flattering for the manager. Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.
Players will now be able to use the ball as a prop , do group celebrations , go to the ground and even make snow angels. The recent changes came to light after conversations Goodell and the NFL had with over 80 current and former football players.
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He continued "Kingfisher's premium brand positioning and its Indian heritage makes it a superb fit for cricket and the ICC". India will play their first match against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on the 4th of next month. If you are not, your chances go down pretty soon. "I love the tournament because it represents a challenge from the [word] go". James Wear, commercial director for New Zealand Cricket, said: "We are delighted to have Amul on board and hopefully this is the ...
James was quick to shut down any residual feelings about his tepid performance as Cleveland practiced ahead of Tuesday's Game 4. Even though the score was still close at the end of four quarters, the Celtics exposed a number of weaknesses that they could use to their advantage in Game 4 tonight.
Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker - who has not started a match for over a year - are the club's only other senior centre-backs. Shkodran Mustafi has made 26 Premier League appearances this season. The 67-year-old Frenchman has constantly refused to give a definitive answer on whether his current contract, which expires at the end of the season, is to be renewed.
Jonas Jerebko tossed in a 20-footer to give the Celtics a 108-106 lead with 30.3 seconds remaining? Then Irving took over during the third quarter, and James closed the door on Boston during the closing minutes. Thursday night could be the final time we see Brad Stevens draw up one of those magnificent out-of-timeout plays this season. "R.C. and I will sit down and put together a plan and priorities and that sort of thing, it's no different than any other year".
I think I understand what's right and what's needed for the club, and I respect that. "But in a bad season, in a season where sometimes I felt my team is the worst in the world and I am the worst manager in the world, we won three trophies and go to the Champions League by winning a trophy".
We didn't make any mistakes and we played well. A lot will depend on whether United win the Europa League final today, which would see them qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League . While the 54-year-old couldn't confirm whether his club was interested, he couldn't deny it either. Mourinho did however confirm that it would be a busy summer for the Red Devils, having already furnished club vice-chair Ed Woodward with his list of targets.
After reaching the Champions League for the last 19 seasons, Arsenal will spend next term trekking around the unglamorous outposts of the Europa League . "I have said no to every club in the world", said the Frenchman, 67. Sir Alex, who won 13 Premier League titles, said: "I just wonder if they realise the job he's done".
Al Horford controls the ball against LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half of Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Hes got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like hes been playing, play confident, Smith said. "I mean, it's the Eastern Conference finals". We can't get too up or too down.
Game 5 is set for Sunday in Pittsburgh. Olli Maatta , Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead before the Senators replied with a Clarke MacArthur goal late in the second period. While they stand a great chance at winning with Murray in the net, benching Fleury basically puts the writing on the wall for the Penguins' netminder regarding his position within the club.
The Spaniard expressed his delight at winning his first European cup with United and hopes that there is more to come from the team next season with Uefa Champions League qualification now secured. " Manchester is a truly resilient city and we look forward to successfully hosting these great sporting events", said Manchester City Councillor Luthfur Rahman.
Yadier Molina hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Despite striking out in his initial four at-bats while playing his first game in more than a month, Logan Forsythe persevered. It was Grandal's fifth home run , four of them coming at home. He threw two more balls (42) than strikes (40). Randal Grichuk scored from second on a wild pitch in the ninth inning.
He said: "It is not that I will sit together with Michael Edwards ( Liverpool's sporting director) tomorrow and think about what we need". As a stand-alone statement, that has validity. We have managed to achieve that. They finished seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs . How can you attract the top players when you're not paying the top money? Hard as it may be to imagine now, but there was a point way back in September when Chelsea's season looked on the brink.
In Serie A this term, the 21-year-old has plundered 13 goals - a fairly decent return for a striker his age. Tottenham Hotspur are also contenders in the Premier League, but seem to have fallen behind in the race. But it remains to be seen if the German giants can snare away the youngster as it has been suggested that former Juventus star Pavel Nedved has already started working on Bianconeri's behalf to acquire the signature of his compatriot Schick.
He walked a batter then allowed two singles to open the frame, with two runs scoring on the second hit after the ball got by Cody Bellinger in left field. His opposite has already returned to the clubhouse. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -170 money line favorites versus the Cardinals, who have odds of +156 to pull off the upset in Los Angeles tonight.
Bradley's shot from the left wing - off a play designed by coach Brad Stevens - bounced on the rim four times before going down. The Cavs chose to go under screens, giving Smart room to shoot and he burned them badly. The betting line is up to 15 points at Las Vegas sportsbooks, via OddsShark , and the over/under is 215.5. "You let a team grab momentum like that, you nearly know that last shot is going in", James said.
But Manchester City's 5-0 win at Watford and Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough ensured the Gunners ended their Premier League campaign at the fifth spot. Georginio Wijnaldum fired Liverpool into the top four on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the season when Roberto Firmino flicked the ball into his path.
However, it's not certain that they hold the same status again this time around. Ducks goalie John Gibson , coming off a Game 7 win against the Edmonton Oilers , was brilliant in making 43 saves. Louis in the second round, they will have the advantage in the series. Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 7 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP ) - Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors. Golden State held San Antonio , Utah and Portland to 102 points and averaged 9.2 steals per game. "If he's unable to play yesterday, I don't think there's going to be a miraculous healing by tomorrow".
Curry said that starting "12-0 is great, but it doesn't mean anything going into the next series". Needless to say, Golden State heads into the Finals as odds-on favorites to win the title, no matter who it takes on. Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , they were simply outmanned. The Warriors worked to finish off San Antonio in the early stages of the third quarter, moving to a 78-56 lead on two Green free throws at the 8:25 mark.
Louis, put the United States on the board in the first half with his third goal of the tournament. Josh Sargent scored what proved to be the match-winning goal in the 34th minute as he slotted home a shot after a nice turn towards goal.
He took just three shots and didn't attempt a free throw in the fourth quarter. James finished with 34 points and had a strong second half. In a game that featured LeBron James , Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving , Smart was the best player on the floor.
There was some concern that this Spurs team, after a disappointing match against West Ham last weekend, might slide in the same way that they did at the tail end of last year's title challenge against Leicester. But Kane, 23, believes the camaraderie at Tottenham will prevent them from going the same way. Talent is there along with confidence - and the White Hart Lane send-off gave the players a glimpse of the party that lies in wait if they win a trophy.
In Joe Root, they have a world class batsman. "He is one player who we are looking at for the future". Apart from this, England have most of the times performed under-par in major ICC events. This year, India will start the campaign with a game against Pakistan on June 4th. Beating Pakistan won't be the only agenda for the Indian team, as they would be aiming for a bigger prize.
Red Bull recorded just its second podium of the year in Spain - albeit well behind Hamilton and Vettel - and Ricciardo hopes the team can catch its rivals before the summer break. "Last year we had a good chassis", Red Bull's part-time technical boss Newey told Brazil's Glob . He added: "If you can get the tyres in the right window that is always positive and today we haven't done that fully".
UNITED'S Champions League hopes rest on the outcome of their Europa League clash with Ajax . The Old Trafford outfit failed to make it to the top 4 of the Premier League this season and will, therefore, have to win the Europa League to book their ticket to next season's Champions League.
It will really be hard for the Celtics to decide on this one. "It's been challenging for us to kind of - plays out of timeout, kind of been killing us on ATOs and keeping us off balance". Thomas said it with a smile, but make no mistake: at 29, and after making roughly $29 million through what will be his first seven National Basketball Association seasons when he hits free agency next July, he is - quite understandably - going to be looking to cash in.
They won't win the series, but just getting one game under the circumstances was impressive. After that, the Celtics trailed by double digits for most of the way, but managed to cut the deficit to as little as eight thanks to a 7-0 run in the second quarter.
With a Stanley Cup Final bid on the line, the noise level will be through the roof. If there's a prop bet to be made on the Senators scoring first, I might actually make it. "That's what we did (Tuesday)". "It gives us so much confidence just handling the puck", Smith said . "We've got to get up and go". Callum: I know Boucher preaches being smart, patient and systematically sound, but damnit, a little more urgency and jump wouldn't hurt.
Looking ahead to the Champions League final on June 3, when Madrid face Juventus in Cardiff, Ronaldo added, "We know it's going to be a very hard final but we have to enjoy this victory first, after five years without winning a league". With reserves who would be starters in most teams, Madrid kept playing well while its top players got some rest. Other players who did well off the bench included Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio and Mateo Kovacic.
Chasing a second major title of the season and a passage into the Champions League , Manchester United did well to overcome their emotions from the bad Manchester Arena attack and put on a very Jose Mourinho-like performance - strong, clinical and with a W in the end.
Midfielder Juan Mata added: "It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered". The win preserved Mourinho's ideal record in major European finals, adding to his 2003 UEFA Cup victory with FC Porto, and his Champions League triumphs with the same club in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.
Rooney, 31, picked up a Europa League winners medal on Wednesday night after Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm, but question marks linger over his future. "Listen, first of all I have always been a team player", he said. " He's finished the season a bit better and I'm sure he'll take that into next year ".
On the final day of the season, Arsenal welcomed a solid Everton team to the Emirates . "They have given so much and now they really want to win something". Despite that, the German worldwide completed a full match. "We lost two centre-backs and that's a big blow". And asked if he thought the Frenchman was on his way out, he told Sky Sports: "I hope not".
John Terry has no regrets over his staged farewell to Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge last weekend, insisting that he deserved the right to go out however he wanted. The Chelsea legend revealed that he made a decision to delay hanging up his boots following advice from former club and country teammates Frank Lampard and Jamie Carragher, both of whom advised him not to end his career too early.
Although this was plainly no fault of Carter's , the slugger told the AP that he intends to reach out to the family of the young fan. "You never want to have something like that happen to a kid or anyone in general", he said. Espinal Jr. has introduced legislation for protective netting to be extended to the ends of both dugouts. Espinal introduced legislation two weeks ago that would require the Mets and Yankees to extend the netting in their stadiums to the foul poles.
Chelsea arranged with Sunderland that Terry could be substituted in the 26th minute of Sunday's Premier League game at Stamford Bridge has caused controversy. Nevertheless, a change in tactics and structure of the squad led to Chelsea commanding the Premier League right until the end. Brighton manager Chris Hughton won the Championship award after guiding his side to promotion.