With their top run-scorer Hashim Amla back in South Africa , Kings XI Punjab chances of keeping their hopes alive for the play-offs berth rested heavily on their skipper Glenn Maxwell and the pace battery of Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Longoria hit a single and double while Morrison had a home run and double against the Toronto right-hander. Stroman was pulled after three innings, his shortest start in three years, during the Blue Jays' 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night because of tightness in his right armpit.
Spurs F Kawhi Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State, but G Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the playoffs. It was as strong a team performance as we've seen from them in these playoffs, and it came at the flawless time . "Everything falls on my shoulders", said Harden, who finished second in scoring during the regular season at 29.1 points per game behind Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook.
Two-time Boston Marathon victor Lelisa Desisa , from Ethiopia, and half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea were also part of the attempt, which started at 5:45 a.m. "I tried to maintain the pace", Kipchoge said. "I hope next time I can say it's possible for a human to run under the two-hour mark", said Kipchoge, who drifted off the pace only in the final few miles.
The closing stages of United's semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo , a 1-1 draw that sent the Red Devils through 2-1 on aggregate, saw both sides reduced to 10 men following a heated clash, with Bailly dismissed for raising his hand to John Guidetti and Facundo Roncaglia for retaliating.
Djokovic is also looking to get back to his best after months of struggling for from and a win over Nadal could go a long way in building his confidence going into the second Grand Slam of the year in Roland Garros at the end of the month. And Cuevas landed the only break in the final game of the deciding set when Zverev fired wide to set up a semi-final against Dominic Thiem or Andy Murray's conqueror Borna Coric.
Olynyk's play has been under the microscope since Game 3 when Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre charged at Olynyk after being floored by an illegal screen. "Because I think it's important to clear your mind and get ready for preparation [on Saturday]". "I'm not saying that that was the right thing to do".
I know they missed a penalty against Southampton but they could have ended up losing that game and showed they still struggle to break down compact defences. "Maybe the City game gave us confidence". The defeat for Southampton leaves Claude Puel's side paddling around in mid-table and marks a third successive game without a goal for Saints.
Afterwards, Chelsea legend Lampard said he thinks Conte can "build a dynasty" at Stamford Bridge. The Italian became the fourth manager - after Jose Mourinho , Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini - to win the Premier League in his first season in English soccer, and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes after the final whistle.
Chelsea have won their fifth Premier League crown after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the Hawthorns. Courtois' first title, after three years on loan at Atletico Madrid which included winning LaLiga, was sealed by a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
First, he played for three different colleges. The woman immediately started laughing upon seeing herself and her pal featured on screen, as the fitting "What I Like About You" by The Romantics played. He did not attempt a shot until the 6:19 mark of the second quarter. They shot 53 percent from the field while out-rebounding Houston, 60 to 37. The Spurs eventually laugh at everyone.
In his exuberance as the title celebrations raged on, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas blurted out how he and his teammates felt about their triumphant season in a postgame TV interview: "Football is f--ing unbelievable". Two years after Mourinho led Chelsea to the title, Conte has stitched the London club back together after dressing-room unity unravelled under Mourinho during a horrendous title defence last season.
With 16 points and a healthy net-run rate of +0.729, they are well placed to make it to the play-offs. If the men from Mumbai , the only team to have confirmed a playoff berth, are now fretting over a Top 2 finish, the Knights are actually under a distant mathematical threat of not making the cut.
Ottawa advances to their third conference finals in franchise history. Rangers counterpart Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who made a massive push in the third period to keep their season alive before Jean-Gabriel Pageau salted it away into an empty net.
Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm - with Sky Go subscribers able to stream the match live. As reported by the Independent , should Arsenal or Liverpool both finish on the same points , goal difference and goal scored, a 39th game would be needed to determine which side would finish in the final Champions League spot.
Arsenal are entering the climax of their season and face a huge test tomorrow against Stoke City, in a match where victory would see them pull just one point behind third-placed Liverpool. Southampton are another side who need to make up an extra game this week. "It's a big game for them because another win could wipe away the cobwebs at the London Stadium and help them feel much more positive about the place next year".
According to ESPN , Leonard "could have played. but the Spurs decided they'd rather have him healthy for Sunday" against the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The lone remaining member of their old-school trio, 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, pulled off a vintage performance in Game 5 that brought them to this point.
Understandably, there has been speculation suggesting the striker isn't content with his lack of regular playing time and the Mirror report says Conte is confident Morata will be open to joining Chelsea due to his desperation to at the 2018 World Cup finals.
Eight Chinese citites including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Wuhan and Nanjing will host the event. Five nations from Africa, 12 from Europe and seven from Americas will also compete in the tournament. Unlike in the past where the qualifiers were usually held in one country, FIBA made a bold change for the qualifying round of the 2019 World Cup allowing the participating teams to play in a home-and-away format in the six window periods.
With both Chelsea and United reportedly interested, The Sun note that the Belgian global could snub his former club as he has his concerns over how he would fit in at Stamford Bridge with regards to Antonio Conte's style of play. And with a keen desire to play in the Champions League, could Manchester United tempt Lukaku with a move to Old Trafford? Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast , Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand man said: "Don't get me wrong here, Lukaku has ...
The victor of this series will take on the Golden State Warriors in the West finals. Leonard was a game-time decision Thursday night and the Spurs ultimately decided they would risk losing Game 6 to give him rest so he'd be closer to 100 percent for either a Game 7, or best-case, a Game 1.
But I think our fans are so excited to welcome the new stadium too. No team has yet won at White Hart Lane this season and Pochettino was confident his squad would finally translate that to Wembley. "But next season, there's no excuse". They are excited to the future of the club. We played, we tried to win, we gave a hard match to our opponent.
The victory at St. Mary's, their first in the League since December 2003 when Robert Pires scored the only goal in a 1-0 win, took Arsene Wenger's side above rivals Manchester United into fifth place and just three points off Manchester City in fourth.
Real withstood a first-half onslaught from local rivals Atletico Madrid to progress 4-2 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 in their semi-final, second leg on Wednesday. To win this competition you have to fight until the very last. I hope the final in Cardiff, a stadium I played at with Manchester United and one which is fit for the biggest game in European club football between the two best sides in the world on current form, does their talent justification.
The Minnesota Twins' Kennys Vargas (19) hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Santiago's brother, Anthony Santiago, is the first-base coach for Chicago's Triple-A club in Charlotte. "It's good to see", Molitor said, "but I'm not overly joyous about the road record ".
Even though Nadal leads the head-to-head confrontations against Djokovic 14-7 in matches on clay, in their last meeting on the same surface, which was in Rome previous year, Djokovic beat Nadal in two straight sets. Novak Djokovic moved into the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters on Friday without hitting a ball as Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury, tournament organisers said.
LAS VEGAS A preliminary timeline for the proposed stadium that would be home to the Raiders in Las Vegas shows construction would be finished only three months before the 2020 regular season begins. Most of the focus on the draft timeline, posted Monday on the authority's website, is on actions and approvals that must occur in the next nine months.
Dybala and Juventus have the chance to dethrone Zidane's defending champions Madrid at Millennium Stadium on June 3 and the Argentina worldwide has heaped praise on the Turin favourite. "It's always hard because they have great players, not just [Francesco] Totti who I hope to be healthy so I'm near him". The result ended Atletico's hopes of making it to the final for the third time in four seasons.
And that's what Avery Bradley does, each and every night". As Boston snatched the 3-2 series lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, Washington stands on the brink of elimination, which could come as soon as Friday at home.
The Reds boss has already begun indentifying targets and the Arsenal star is said to be among the names at the top of his list with Virgil van Dijk said to be his main priority. The Gunners ace has four goals in 15 appearances this season and could prove vital for the end-of-season run-in. Oxlade-Chamberlain, with his versatility, can be a solution in both midfield and attack in Jurgen Klopp's side, as he can vie with Georginio Wijnaldum for a place in the centre of the park, while also ...
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 63 points 4. The German was outpaced by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in both sessions, lost track time following a small problem on the left-rear wheel in morning and ended up four tenths off the pace in the afternoon.
In the Caps' three losses, he has only one goal and one assist and was held scoreless in two of those games. He came away victorious seven times . If Fleury has sprung a leak, the Capitals have the talent from Ovechkin down to make him pay.
But the Blues badly underperformed last season, finishing in 10th place and with their top players - Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, and Cesc Fabregas among them - lacking motivation and seemingly going through the motions. But his attempted pass to Rondon was poor and the Venezuelan was crowded out by Chelsea defenders. Gary Cahill's 87th-minute victor sparked joyous celebrations in the away end and sent Chelsea 13 points clear of Tottenham who reduced the gap to 10 with victory the day ...
And while the 26-year-old will arrive with plenty of baggage, Hasler is pleased to re-commence a player-coach relationship that began when Foran debuted under his watch at Manly in 2009. Still two years on, Hasler has finally lured Foran to Belmore. Foran announced this week he will finish with the Warriors this season and he confirmed WEdnesday he would move to Canterbury next season.
Penske's Will Power set a new track record when he captured the pole position for Saturday's race and his third Verizon P1 Award of the year. Power and Castroneves have taken turns winning poles this season, with Castroneves taking two.
JOSE MOURINHO is targeting Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku as his main target this summer, and Wayne Rooney may be involved in the deal. Goodison Park could be his next destination, with the boyhood Evertonian reported to be open to a return to the Merseyside club.
We had the opportunity today to win the league and it was a pinch yourself moment in the tunnel before we went out. The Spain worldwide reportedly was one of the players who fell out with Jose Mourinho last season, contributing to the negative atmosphere that engulfed the club as it finished, somewhat embarrassingly, in 10th place.
The 1-year-old lab-retriever mix became a statewide sensation last week after Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and his family made a decision to adopt him. "He went from a cold, abandoned dog living on the street to the newest member of the Van Gundy family where he'll receive a lifetime of love and care".
Herbert now takes on Coric, who pulled off an upset of his own in beating Mischa Zverev 6-3 7-6 (7-5). "I do think the tournaments clearly are going to do what they think is going to sell the most tickets, give them the most coverage, get the most people into watch".
Some fans and media believe Mills (9.4 ppg in the postseason) is actually the best point guard on the Spurs' roster, and he's obviously earned the trust of San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. If the Rockets can dictate the pace of Game 3 like they did in the series opener, they've got a good chance to take a 2-1 lead. "We're going to maybe have to find rotations without point guards for moments".
We have worked a lot, we've worked very hard and I like to repeat that this is a good season. Walker said on Chelsea TV: "I feel that we were only in second gear". I have to say thanks to my players because it is not easy to adapt to a new method, philosophy and work very hard if you compare the work of this season to the past".
So everyone's busy talking about the electrifying concert put up by pop sensation, Justin Bieber in Navi Mumbai last night. Z security has been set up for Beiber at Mumbai . The competitive crooner looked like he was having a great time as he kicked the ball around and weaved in between the local pros. Before Justin could reach the stadium, Justin then indulged in some coffee time at a popular joint in Inorbit Mall (Vashi) and then showed off his football skills by playing street football ...
Therefore he was instantly cast as the outsider, a man tasked with reviving a team that trailed in 10th place last season. Asked if he thought Conte could go on to build a dynasty, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard said: "I think so". The orchestra has been conducted with feverish intensity by Conte , a manic touchline presence whose full-bodied exhortations have delighted those Chelsea fans who sit beside the dug-out at Stamford Bridge.
NFL teams had until May 9 offer a tender to any of their unrestricted free agents and still be eligible for draft-pick compensation, according to Pro Football Talk . The Giants are among the teams that have shown the strongest interest in Blount this offseason. Pats can match offer from other teams or recoup comp pick.
That's what happens when really good teams oppose each other, these games tend to be won in the last 20 minutes. Jamie George narrates Saracens' journey to the Champions Cup final, can they win back to back titles? But as coaches analysing Clermont , it just seems that they have something more about them and their team spirit is fantastic.
After sitting out a provisional 15-month suspension for testing positive for the banned heart drug meldonium in 2016, the 30-year-old Sharapova made an impressive comeback last week at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart knocking out all of her opponents up to the semifinals.
But consider this. Has a team ever won a Stanley Cup without its leading scorer, No. 1 defenseman, and No. 1 goaltender in the lineup? Penguins centre Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion on a hit from the Capitals' Matt Niskanen in Game 3 against Washington on Monday night.
The FIFA Council will propose the following guidelines for the 2026 World Cup bidding process, requiring ratification by the Congress on Thursday. The bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada remains the only proposal so far to host the 2026 event, but FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday opted to give other possible bidders a further three months.
But his performance Thursday night, in what would be his team's final National Basketball Association playoff game of the season, was anything but valuable. The only time we saw the Spurs get creative with their adjustments was between Games 1 and 2. The Rockets used a 7-2 spurt after that with 3-pointers from Ariza and Eric Gordon to cut the lead to 71-50 with about seven minutes remaining in the third.
But pressed on if he thought he deserved a suspension, Olynyk said, "That's up to other people to determine". Kelly Oubre spoke to the media on Saturday after the National Basketball Association announced his suspension in Game 4 of the Wizards' series against the Celtics.