Costa was Chelsea's top scorer as Antonio Conte's side won the English Premier League title this season. The Spaniard believes his chances will be high to represent Spain during the next World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, if he is still playing in the top leagues.
Jordan's playoff opponents had a combined.644 winning percentage during his six championship seasons. "We want to defend our title", Cavs small forward Richard Jefferson told reporters after Cleveland eliminated the Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Cavaliers won 12 of 13 games against the Eastern Conference in the playoffs, with all four of their wins over the Boston Celtics in the conference finals coming by at least 13 points. Can James win his fourth ring? "I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship". In looking to successfully defend their title, the Cavs will also be relying heavily on Kyrie Irving , whose 42-point performance with LeBron in foul trouble ...
The loss to Arsenal meant that Antonio Conte's first season as Chelsea manager ended on a negative note but when the campaign as a whole is assessed the Italian will surely be delighted with what his team have achieved. But the decision by Anthony Taylor's assistant was overturned by the referee. "If he doesn't run to the ball, I can go out and claim the ball but now because he runs I stop and then Sanchez takes advantage".
The former Giants running back appeared on CBA Sports Radio's "Tiki & Tierney" show Thursday, and he didn't have kind word for the MI football coach. That led him to be suspended for the final three games of the season, which likely made Jacobs extremely unhappy.
Avery Bradley scored 23 points for the Celtics . "The biggest thing is I did it just being me, I don't have to score the ball to make an impact on the basketball game ", James said. Game 3 is Sunday night. "Throughout the series, I didn't get the opportunity to have that moment (with Thomas)", James said Thursday night. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west".
The NBA Playoffs are down to just the final two teams, so I figured I would deviate one more time from the Sacramento Kings content and write a bit about the NBA Playoffs. Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time.
Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. The Golden State Warriors are sitting back and relaxing a little, however, watching the Eastern Conference Finals play out while preparing themselves for battle having swept the San Antonio Spurs .
Just three minutes later, a low cross from Giroud on the left wing found a free Aaron Ramsey in the box whose diving header restored the lead and score the victor for Arsenal this evening. "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season.
Wenger set his own record, winning his seventh FA Cup , which means he has now won the trophy more than any other manager in the history of the competition. His deflected shot got past David Ospina who struggled to get a hand on the effort. It was a dominant half for the Gunners, but they could not convert any further chances into goals .
There have been rumours that Chelsea are in talks with his representatives over a fresh deal for the player, but Hazard insisted that the club are yet to offer him a new contract. It's disappointing to think that he could have been misbehaving earlier in the season, but if Lampard is correct in claiming that Conte acted fast to put an end to it, it speaks volumes out the Italian's excellent man management.
With James in foul trouble, Irving was forced to do more than ever, scoring 19 in less than five minutes and 33 in a 19-minute stretch. James accepted responsibility afterward, saying simply "I didn't have it" during a postgame news conference that was preceded by a run-in with a heckling fan in the hallway.
Boston will pick first in this year's draft and has Brooklyn's unprotected first-rounder, undoubtedly again Top 5, next season. In the National Hockey League, the Pittsburgh Penguins bested the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take the series.
Nadal is going for his 10th French Open trophy. Rafael Nadal vs Benoit Paire live streaming, French Open live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows. Two-time French Open victor Sharapova, who made her comeback last month after serving a 15-month doping suspension following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium at last year's Australian Open , had hoped for a favour from the French Tennis Federation (FTF) because her ranking - 173 - does not warrant an ...
Mertesacker was sent off for a professional foul on Costa the last time he came up against the striker, in a league game at Emirates Stadium. First off, Wenger makes money for the board. 'Whatever the reason, Antonio Conte's side did not have their usual edge against Arsenal and their performance at Wembley was totally different to what we have got used to seeing from them this season.
However, the fact that a limited Stokes was only able to bowl three overs and will now undergo a second scan on that aforementioned knee issue provides some cause for concern. Faf du Plessis (16) then got himself in and out, Liam Plunkett finding a feather of an edge, before De Kock and De Villiers embarked on a partnership that put the Proteas in complete control.
After two days of interrogation, Reddy led police to the scene in Lingarajpalli, where he had allegedly killed Naresh and burnt his body using tyres and wood. A video of her alleging that her in-laws tortured and harassed her in Mumbai did the rounds before and after her suicide. As she belonged to an upper caste and her father would have not approved, the couple eloped to Mumbai and got married there.
Formula One returns this weekend with the showpiece event of the calendar: The Monaco Grand Prix . Button, who had not driven a Formula One vehicle for more than six months until he stepped into the cockpit for Thursday practice, had been 12th in final practice.
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. This was United's second major trophy of the season following their League Cup triumph in February. On a poignant night in Stockholm , coloured by vivid thoughts of Monday's fatal terror attack in Manchester, United's supporters sang tributes to their grieving city, but also to their manager.
If it was, as Antonio Conte claimed, the crushing defeat away to Arsenal last September that shaped Chelsea as champions then this was a final where they lost their shape and lost a man. We have got the FA Cup again. Cesc Fabregas played 50 key passes in the Premier League this season . But if either or both do leave, there will be big holes to fill on the squad.
On May 17, Faieta pitched a partial game and struck out all 15 batters she faced. Faieta might have realized what she was accomplishing before her coach. As noted by the folks over at northjersey.com, Faieta has a 0.00 ERA in 25 innings in the tournament, having allowed only four hits and four walks with 61 strikeouts.
Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. Cleveland superstar LeBron James surpassed National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan as the league's all-time playoff scoring leader on Thursday in the Cavaliers' Eastern Conference finals victory over the Celtics in Boston.
While many will point to that stretch as a time when the Celtics failed to make the necessary adjustments to increase their chances of winning, it wasn't as if the Cavs are a one-man team . The Golden State Warriors are likely the better team here. Durant certainly wasn't the first player to seek an instant championship through free agency.
Nigerian global Kelechi Iheanacho was a second substitute as Manchester City clinched third place and automatic Champions League qualification following a resounding 5-0 victory over hosts Watford in the Premier League. "And if it's not possible to improve, to try to find out why and make changes". Pep Guardiola has questioned the need to ban players for diving, suggesting instead that it would be better to concentrate on giving Premier League referees help by using more video ...
I don't know if I'm capable of that, but I've done it for the last 15 years. 'They started slowly and could not pick up their tempo - it took them 29 minutes to have their first shot on target, and right through their team they lacked the intensity that has brought them so much success'.
Manchester United have been consistently linked with a move for the midfielder with Colombian radio claiming last week that a deal to take Rodriguez to Old Trafford would be announced last Sunday. However, they might have to offer more money for the player as Real Madrid have placed a higher value on Rodriguez and are keen to make the most out of his departure.
As a presidential candidate, Trump railed against NATO's financial burden-sharing, suggesting that the USA might go to the defense only of the countries that meet the alliance's guidelines - committing 2 percent of their gross domestic product to military spending.
Golden State have yet to lose during the playoffs this year, sweeping their way to the championship after posting the NBA's best regular-season record (67-15) for the third straight season. Love was literally a non-factor during last year's NBA Finals. The Warriors and Cavs each have a title to show for it, with this year serving as a tie-breaker for fans.
The NBA Playoffs has been a good time for pro punters that were looking to bet the underdog teams for quite some time. It's not often the perceived favorite can walk in with such an underdog mentality. Cleveland has the No. 1 offensive efficiency in the playoffs with 120.7 points per 100 possessions; Golden State has the No. 2 at 115.8. If not for Leonard's injury it would have probably been less, but it's still an impressive number, especially considering the fact that the usual blowout ...
The Cavaliers beat the Celtics , 135-102, to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals . The NBA Finals get underway with Golden State , which finished with a league-best 67-15 record in the regular season, hosting Games 1 and 2 on June 1 and 4.
Novak is coming and then Murray, you never know. Sharapova did however jump into the top 180 after the French Open cutoff and will be in Wimbledon qualifying. "Some things in his game compared to previous year perhaps would be the bigger concern for him, not dominating as much with his forehand, and I think his serve in recent weeks hasn't been as accurate as he would have liked".
James began making his presence known early and did a bit of everything. Which begs the question: Is anyone getting exhausted of seeing the same two teams battle it out on the league's biggest stage? Telling LeBron that the future is more important than adding a Kyle Korver or Channing Frye is simply a nonstarter, and it's foolish anyway considering how close Cleveland is to another title as long as the King is around.
But they also showed how badly they need him. James scored 35 points in the series-clinching victory against the Boston Celtics to reach 5,995 points, taking him past the previous mark of 5,987 set by basketball great Jordan. "It's cute.". The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team.
Fan and commentators still wonder if the King and his knights will still be this locked in against the Golden State Warriors and their unrelenting "3-1 Revenge Tour" through these blowout NBA Playoffs. The series between the two powerhouse squads is knotted at 1-1. The first two games will be played in California before heading back to OH for Game 3 on June 7.
There are exceptions though. The Cleveland Cavaliers , fuelled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.
Wenger is reported to have been offered a new contract, but when asked if he knows what will happen, he replied: "No". "I will speak about his legacy when he stops training", Fabregas said of Wenger. "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months". "I know I am in a public job". The more people that write me off, the stronger I get.
Wenger pointed out that Ospina was not, in fact, guaranteed of a place just because it was the FA Cup , because of the times he had picked Cech. Mertesacker said that his substitute appearance on Sunday, his first of the season, was "completely unexpected", but he is determined to be fully ready on Saturday if he can be.
Getting to the Eastern Conference Finals and taking one game from the Cleveland Cavaliers without the services of Isaiah Thomas turned some heads around the league as well. James and the Heat followed that up with a second title in Year 3. "It has nothing to do with passing him in rings, passing him in points, passing him in MVPs".
All this time Brown never wanted the money he earned by beating Lue in a shooting contest when the Cavaliers coach was an National Basketball Association newcomer, yet Golden State's acting coach - who spent two stints leading Cleveland - joked how Lue can surely afford it these days.
A year ago, the weather was bad, Rafael Nadal pulled out just as he was about to get going, and Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray marched to a final meeting, while Garbine Muguruza ousted Serena Williams in the final. She's playing good. It's gonna be an interesting tournament for me to see how I can play, how my feelings are. "I felt sick in the afternoon and didn't feel great on Monday but I feel better".
As Howard's vehicle deflected back onto the track he wiped out Dixon whose auto was catapulted into the air in a terrifying spin with blames bursting out underneath. As he collided with Dixon "at that point, I was just a passenger", he told ABC after he was checked out by medical personnel. Dixon's vehicle was catapulted into the air.
This was no surprise to anyone. In this series, Kyrie was 7-15 (46.7 percent) on tightly contested threes, but he was already shooting a fairly modest 9-23 (39.3 percent) from three in the first two rounds on such shots, which is really impressive.
Mumbai will now face arch-rivals Pune in the final and Karn is very excited going into the title clash. Even then, Mumbai Indians will not hold back led by Rohit Sharma they will have their own plan to checkmate KKR . "We will make sure if we can build the same team next year, comeback and fight for the trophy", he said. Although it was a sticky 140-150 wicket, KKR lost too many wickets up front and failed to muster a defendable total.
Ramsey was clearly offside during that passage of play, and he did appear to have impeded Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois' view. Pinpointing Wenger's decision to switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory, Ramsey said: "Of course I want him to stay at club".
The loser of this game will have another shot at making it to the final, but both teams will be eager to avoid that extra game which will only add to the pressure. The team had hardly changed before the last game except for forced changes and everyone in the XI chipped in with crucial contributions when needed. This balance makes Mumbai more risky.
The PC version's release date is still not confirmed, but it's expected to come out at a later time . Activision has been shouting from the rooftops for months now that Destiny 2 will be available starting September 8. Elsewhere in the FAQ, Blizzard clarifies that Battle.net's addition of a game from sister company Activision doesn't mean the platform will soon be expanding to include other non-Blizzard games, à la Valve's Steam or EA's Origin .
The five-time World Player of the Year opened the scoring in the 30th minute as he exchanged passes with Neymar before curling a beaut into the bottom corner. For Barca, it was a chance to put a positive spin on a disappointing season. It was eliminated by Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and lost the Spanish league title to Real Madrid in the final round last weekend.
The Blues won their first ever Champions League trophy in 2012 and won the Europa League title the following season after crashing out of the Champions League in the group stages. Does United look to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic , who is set to be unavailable for at least half of next season with a knee injury? We went behind to a deflected shot and then it was very hard against such a side.
The stage final is first set on wide avenues before engaging more narrow roads over the last few hundred meters, with several consecutive 90-degree turns in the last 100-150 meters, before the riders are received by the huge crowds who have come to Piazza Duomo to enjoy the finish of the 100th edition of the legendary Giro d'Italia Grand Tour.
Longtime friends said Bunning loved talking about the flawless game he threw on Father's Day as a Philadelphia Philly . Bunning was also the first modern-era pitcher to win 100 games in each league, the first 20th century pitcher to throw a no-hitter in each league and the second to record 1,000 strikeouts in each league.