Wenger finally gave full vent to his feelings about the criticism he received this season in the Wembley build-up - describing it as "a disgrace" he will "never forget". Despite his disappointment at missing out on the double, Conte said Chelsea's feat of winning the Premier League with a record 30 wins meant it was still a season to savour.
Their reward eventually came just after half time as Robbie Fruean's break enabled the classy Alex Goode to put Adam Ashley-Cooper in for a try converted from the touchline by Ian Madigan . "The young players were great, some of those young guys have not played much Premiership rugby", said Jones. " Nick Isiekwe applied himself very well and Nathan Earle showed he has potential to be a Test winger - although he's still got some work to do".
Thiem heads into the French Open ranked number seven in the world, while Zverev recently forced his way into the top 10 following his victory over Novak Djokovic in the Rome final. I knew straight away it was going to be tough and I would have to serve incredible to have any chance. "I have played the wrong player in the first round and I lost and now I'm looking for the lovely grass courts", he said with a smile.
James was asked whether he could envision a rematch with the Celtics in next year's East finals. There's notably also another superstar on Golden State's already-loaded roster. They'll collide again, starting next week. The Los Angeles Lakers had set the previous record of 12 straight wins in potential elimination games from 2000-2004.
The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled 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 (Friday in Manila).
The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals for the second year straight. With minimal ice time this postseason, he started alongside fourth-line center Matt Cullen , but he and Sheary made that line clearly the most risky, even as a hard-working Crosby shined as the most unsafe single skater.
Chip Ganassi Racing's Max Chilton finished on top of the speed chart today with a lap of 228.592 miles per hour in the No. 8 Gallagher Honda. "I think anyone can win the Indy 500 of the 33 drivers because it is an unpredictable race ", he said.
Courtois, admitted, however, that it was a bad lapse to allow Arsenal a second goal, by Ramsey, immediately after Diego Costa's equaliser. After another season muddled with fan protests, it is still unknown whether Wenger stays or goes, though the 67-year-old did promise to reveal more info next week.
But the 26-year-old says he will discuss his future with Chelsea once their season comes to an end with their final match of the campaign coming against Arsenal in the FA Cup final this evening (5.30pm). 'When I'm back from the national team, we'll have time to talk and see what's possible'. "There are not many players in this team who have already won it".
Just as the season reached its climax, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. I'm here for whatever the team needs and I have shown that during the season". And as for whether the result today has made him more likely to stay, he replied: "It would be ridiculous that 20 years depends on one game".
Video shows the students who left received a mixture of cheers and boos from the crowd. SOUTH BEND, Indiana- It's a long-standing tradition for Notre Dame University to invite a new president to speak at commencement. His address did not reference the walk-out directly, but praised the university for its facilitation of free speech and its "atmosphere of civility and open debate".
Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors, who added superstar Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 games a year ago before its Finals flameout.
There is no need for investigations or hearings to know how we got here - the Cavaliers and Warriors facing off for the third straight time . But first, let me help you understand how far the National Basketball Association has gone in these two years since the first Finals between the two.
For now, Arsenal fans will smile and celebrate: There's no denying that in the history of the FA Cup , Wenger is the greatest manager, and Arsenal is the greatest club. "I wish this final was played before the end of the league so we wouldn't finish with this feeling just after winning the Premier League". Chelsea's players looked on after the defeat to Arsenal .
However, the 2017 Predators are the first No. 16 seed to reach the Finals. Pittsburgh has been almost unflappable in the face of adversity under Mike Sullivan , going 12-2 in playoff games following a loss over the last two springs. Crosby had the main assist on the victor. Justin Schultz , returning to the lineup after several games out with what has been whispered to be cracked/broken ribs, would wrist a shot through traffic and past Anderson on the far side.
If you have't heard, he's racing in the Indy 500 this weekend. He has qualified fifth and given the more unpredictable nature of IndyCar compared with Formula One , victory is not out of the question. But JR Hildebrand looks quietly strong too. They are part of the Chevrolet contingent which includes Team Penske's impressive lineup: Castroneves, Montoya, series champions Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, and team first-timer Josef Newgarden, who finished third previous year.
Gustafsson put on a show in front of his home crowd as the No. 1 ranked UFC light heavyweight took the fight to the No. 2 ranked Teixeira. Number one contender Gustafsson (17-4) returns to the Octagon coming off a unanimous decision win over Jan Blachowicz in September previous year that effectively halted for him a two-fight losing streak that included a narrow split decision loss to Mr.
We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? I will be back with a preview of that series before game one. "But nobody's going to feel sorry for me". "Want the Warriors?" he said. They've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP. They're coming out and their hitting us, and they don't care who you are.
We knew we would face a tough game", the 25-year-old said. The goals were scored by Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey either side of a Diego Costa equalizer for Chelsea . "I'm just blessed for this opportunity". "For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch".
Georges St-Pierre has finally spoken out about the real reason that he announced a few weeks ago that he wouldn't be ready to make his comeback until November, which resulted in his middleweight title fight with Michael Bisping being scrapped.
He picked up another stroke at the 16th and then delivered a majestic five-iron approach to four feet on the last before sparking huge roars from the crowd by sinking his putt for an eagle three. His round of 62 established a new course record on the revamped West Course, which underwent a renovation program immediately after last year's event.
Makarova, now ranked 40 after reaching a career high of eight, was a double break ahead again for 3-0 in the second set. Kvitova will open her campaign on the red clay against 86th-ranked Julia Boserup . I'm really glad that we made the decision I would play here", the 15th seed said in an on-court interview. "So I was playing my match and I heard that she won, because Chatrier is not too far away, and it was really incredible and I was imagining what her reaction must have been like, ...
After chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, Theresa May said the terror threat level will remain at critical - meaning another attack is expected imminently. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled yesterday so police officers can be re-deployed, Britain's defence ministry said.
But for some crucial handling eras, the Lions could easily have secured back-to-back series wins over the All Blacks when they returned to our shores in 1977. They travelled none the less and produced some scintillating performances with the Welsh core of the squad (particularly in the backline) providing flair and pace, which was enabled and supported by the efforts of a physical yet skilful forward pack.
However, after full training went better than expected when she resumed this month, Kvitova chose to target the French Open for some extra court-time - then promptly rolled over American world No86 Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in just 74 minutes on her return.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto in front of McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne of Belgium during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco , Sunday, May 28, 2017. His 45th career win was the German's third in six races but there was plenty of sympathy for Raikkonen, who last won with Lotus in 2013. Vettel's lead over second placed Raikkonen was up to 11 seconds.
Last year, she picked up the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award from her peers for the fourth consecutive year and her fifth time in the last six. Kvitova has since made a faster than expected recovery from the injuries. Kvitova credits a large support system of family and friends with getting her through the toughest times, and while the traumatic experience hasn't left her totally changed, she admits to being more sensitive to her surroundings.
Zverev was the first man born in the 1990s to win a Masters 1000 title, the youngest champ since Djokovic about a decade ago. But in what has been as astonishing "retro" year for men's tennis Nadal , with fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya added to his coaching support, came within a whisker of beating Federer in an epic Australian Open final .
The two-time Wimbledon champion said Friday she will make her comeback at Roland Garros , although she still lacks power and strength. Extensive surgery for nerve and tendon damage in her favored left hand meant that resumption of her playing career was no guarantee, but she's back ahead of schedule.
It is all about trying to change the manager's decision. Ramsey told the BBC he had no doubts about what his boss should do. "Everybody knows the club I like". But Diego Costa sensationally levelled for the 10 men on 77 minutes, only for Aaron Ramsey to hit an instant reply for the Gunners just 60 seconds later after a cross from substitute Olivier Giroud.
Kvitova also provided details on the intense rehabilitation process that preceded her "last-minute" decision to try her luck in Paris . And another 36-year-old defying the years-though admitting this may be her last season-is the unseeded Francesca Schiavone, a champion in 2010 and finalist the year after.
Raikkonen started from pole and led from the first corner until he became the third man to enter the pits on lap 35. "It's not been an easy weekend". The Red Bull drivers can not be discounted, given their strong form this weekend, and with opportunist Max in the same row as the Mercedes driver.
Earlier, Tamim Iqbal struck a 93-ball 102 while Imrul kayes hit 61 as Bangladesh tallied 341/9 in their 50 overs. In reply, Pakistan lost two quick wickets as former skipper Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were back in the pavilion with just 19 runs on the board.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has aimed a jibe at his former club Arsenal , stating that it is better to win the Premier League than the FA Cup . "Anything can happen but I have always said I feel very, very loved by the fans here and every time I have played I have shown I can play at the top level in this team ".
Thiem also fell victim to Nadal's supreme form in the final in Barcelona two weeks ago, but there was little for the 23-year-old to be dispirited about as he pushed Nadal all the way in his first Masters series final. But in December or January, I was not expecting to play badly, because I knew I was doing a very good off-season. "I will give everything tomorrow and hope I can play a good final".
Djokovic is in solid form ahead of this event despite recently losing the Italian Open final to the precocious Alexander Zverev in Rome . Thiem, meanwhile, showed how quickly he is learning in the space of three matches against Nadal in as many weeks.
That lead held up until well into the second half, and Chelsea's situation became even more dire after Nigerian winger Victor Moses was sent off in the 68th minute for diving. The German giant was outstanding at the back but was also flanked by two further impressive performances from Nacho Monreal and, most notably, Rob Holding .
According to a report in the Daily Mirror , Antonio Conte is set to put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with Chelsea, in a deal that will see him pocket a staggering £40 million over its entire course. I am enjoying my football again, " he said. Asked if a major club from elsewhere in Europe could tempt him away, he replied: "For the moment, I don't know".
Assuming Cleveland wins, they will face the Golden State Warriors . But it all evaporated. The bucket was part of a 35-point effort that also featured eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Spears when asked of his plans. In the lottery era, four guards have been selected No. 1 overall : Allen Iverson, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose.
Diego Costa has ruled out a move to the Chinese Super League after insisting he will only leave Chelsea for former club Atletico Madrid. The German World Cup victor had not started a game all season but was called upon for the final against Chelsea after suspension and injury decimated Arsenal's defence.
Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. Cleveland overcame a 3-1 deficit to win its first championship in franchise history, taking a historic Game 7 in 2016. "That was my mindset". After a Game 5, series-ending loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East finals, though, the Celtics see just how far they have to go to reach The Finals and that stage.
The summer is upon us with Premier League season over, but there is still the small matter of Arsenal's FA Cup Final against Chelsea to attend to. The Chile worldwide was soaking up the sun as Arsenal prepare for a season-defining match against Antonio Conte's champions, with the Gunners missing out on Champions League qualification having finished fifth in the table.
With the win, Arsenal salvaged a disappointing season in which it failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades. But Wenger reacted by sending on Olivier Giroud and within a minute of coming on for Welbeck, he crossed from the byline on the left and Ramsey charged in to net the victor with a stooping header.
Arsenal later announced that they were cancelling a planned screening of the final, to have been staged at their Emirates Stadium . Instead, the FA Cup is the consolation prize again for Arsenal and Wenger. An announcement regarding Wenger's future is expected on Wednesday, though he was unable to provide much insight as to what the meeting will involve.
I spoke to a referee the other day, I forgot which game I was playing in but the ball got played through and the striker was offside. They could have scored one or two more and we have to accept that as well. The German World Cup victor had not started a game all season but was called upon for the final against Chelsea after suspension and injury decimated Arsenal's defence.
Wenger's side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend's devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Ramsey's header in the 79th minute knocked the stuffing out of Conte's side and Arsenal could even have extended their lead in the closing stages as Chelsea finally buckled.
But just a lot of treatment". That's just the way we always feel. "So I literally start to go, and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, 'Hey, you, stop!'" he said .
Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the National Basketball Association finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
I'm really glad I made the decision to play here. Kvitova severely injured her left hand leaving her career in doubt - but after months of rehab returned to the court this morning in Paris . Next up for the Czech, who appeared understandably emotional after sealing her win, is a clash with Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina . Kvitova began things with a quick forehand victor; she compiled the first 10 winners of the match and finished with a 31-9 edge in that category.
The 41-year-old has accepted an invitation to the European Tour's flagship event after bouncing back to form with a share of second place at last week's Players Championship . "From being in a position a couple of weeks ago where I wasn't here to finish tied second, it's a good week", Poulter said after his best finish since November 2014.