As India seized the ascendancy in the third Test, Smith came under fire from former captain Michael Clarke for using Glenn Maxwell sparingly at the risk over burdening the fast bowlers. "We have two test matches to play and that's what we need to focus on". I think the whole Indian team has (felt the pressure), and probably the skipper more so.
The L.A. Galaxy star is ready to go, telling reporters in Panama ahead of the match that, "We want to finish business from this camp and go home with three more points". Last Friday's big win got the United States back on track for qualification for the 2018 World Cup , but the question for many was how would the team respond as headed down to Panama to take on a team that is still trying to heal from their wounds from missing out on qualifying for the 2014 World Cup as they fell to ...
Defoe's strike midway through the first half capped an worldwide return to remember and Southgate has opened the door to the veteran heading to Russian Federation next year aged 35. "Of course you can't win things with just kids and inexperience and it is great to have someone like that around the camp", said Lallana. Once the ball started rolling it took just 21 minutes for Defoe to get in on the act, making no mistake from a few yards out after good work from Raheem Sterling down the left.
The 20-year-old will be reevaluated in two weeks once the season is over, and if the Lakers determine that Zubac is healing as expected, he should be available to suit up for the team during summer league play in the offseason. While the X-rays came back negative, the MRI revealed a high-ankle sprain to his right ankle. "I'm not sure if I stepped on somebody's foot or what", he said.
He held serve throughout and broke Berdych again at 4-2 to put the set beyond doubt. Konta said: "Caroline's one of the best athletes on tour, so I know I am going to be running for a lot of balls". That set up a semifinal Friday against 12th-seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios, who scored a 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-3 victory over German Alexander Zverev. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber made the women's quarterfinals after beating Risa Ozaki 6-2, 6-2.
Shutting Mason down seems very unrealistic - he's reached double-digits in points in all but one game this year - but Michigan State will need to find a way to at least contain him. Defensively, Michigan held Jawun Evans to 23 points on 10-of-26 shooting, but he also handed out 12 assists to 4 turnovers. Nick Ward led the Spartans with 19 points while Miles Bridges followed with 18 points of his own.
It was the most streamed women's Final Four game with 233,000 viewers. The "Bulldog" mentality that Schaefer has brought to Mississippi State is embodied by players such as the senior Dillingham and the junior William. The Bulldogs ran out to a gasp-inducing 29-13 lead. But those who have followed the 111-game winning streak, er, spectacle, by the University of CT women's basketball team are waking up in disbelief, if not the butt of a holiday joke.
She wound up winning when Jutanugarn completed her collapse with one last bogey. As the excitement and speculation about the 81st Masters revs up around the globe, the "Houston 29" hope the Tour stop at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas can prime them for the challenges they face next week.
The tie-break saw some fantastic tennis from both players but the Swiss delivered at the close. Federer hopes to make his first Miami Open since the 2006 season. On his 32nd birthday, Wawrinka lost to Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Bautista Agut played the match of his life, hitting the ball deep with relentless precision in an effort to keep Federer pinned to the baseline, giving the 18-times Grand Slam champion everything he could handle.
Speaking to Manchester United's website before the game, Young said: "Usually, West Brom come to defend and look for set-pieces, which they are brilliant at". "I think clearly the two English boys they are long-term injuries". The point leaves Manchester United fifth, four points behind neighbours City and six off Liverpool, who have played two games more.
Konta already has a tournament win on the WTA tour this season, triumphing in Sydney and this is not her first premier final - she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open in Beijing in October. Before her round of 16 match in Miami , her previous 45 wins had come against non-top-10 members. "I had more errors and lower first-serve percentage than I would have liked", said Williams.
However, reports suggest that Duncan managed to grab all of the passengers before coastguards were able to rescue the group. "These catamarans are quite powerful and the blade just ripped the thing in half". At one stage boss David Moyes had 12 first-team players on the treatment table, but England Under-21 global Watmore insists the club can not use their injury concerns as an excuse for their poor run of results.
Of particular outcome was the dropped catch off Shakib - he was spilled by Upul Tharanga at deep square leg on 11 - with Sri Lanka spurning the chance to have Bangladesh 210 for 6 after the hosts had hit 338. Sri Lanka struck in phases through spinners Dilruwan Perera and skipper Rangana Herath , who grabbed three wickets each. That was the key and that's what we should have prevented.
Rahm, a powerful 22-year-old who won the Farmers Insurance Open in March, held a ideal record for the week as he entered the championship match, but was overcome by the World No.1 on the final hole. Johnson, who is now the first player to win all four WGC events, beat Zach Johnson, Alex Noren, Hideto Tanihara and Rahm once out of pool play. Dustin Johnson has now won fourteen PGA Tour tournaments, with one being a major-the 2016 U.S.
Matthew Pennington equalised for Everton on 28 minutes after Liverpool failed to clear a corner but the parity lasted less than three minutes as Philippe Coutinho restored Liverpool's lead with a trademark curling shot. Koeman finally made a switch, introducing the experience of Gareth Barry and Enner Valencia for Tom Davies and Pennington, but one misdirected Dominic Calvert-Lewin header aside, Liverpool were comfortable.
Taylor has been representing Wales in the past week, and received a straight red card in last Friday's clash with the Republic of Ireland , for a shocking tackle on Coleman, which left the Everton defender with a broken leg. "He was reckless, he understands that". "We saw it a minute before, one of the world's great players [Gareth Bale] committed an bad challenge". He hesitated and was in two minds whether he should go for the challenge but he's caught him.
Daley Blind was among the first to react to the sacking of his father Danny as coach of the Netherlands national side by posting a supportive message on social media. And in the world championships was not Bulgarian "lions" and did after the 1998 World Cup. "To qualify for Russian Federation will be very complicated", admitted midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
The Tar Heels (31-7) will play Midwest Regional champion OR on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona, in a national semifinal. Maye's shot came seconds after Malik Monk hit a 3 to tie the game in a wild finish between the region's top two seeds.
The Daily Telegraph reveal that the punishment from the Premier League will be handed out and in recent days Liverpool have been in negotiations to limit its impact. Liverpool initially agreed to continue paying the fees until the boy turned 16 but withdrew its contract offer after learning that new rules meant it would have to begin paying school fees of all school children on its books.
McGrady also played for the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs. McGrady, a 6-foot-8 forward, won National Basketball Association scoring titles in 2002-03 at 32.1 points per game and again the following year at 28.0, both while playing for the Orlando Magic.
Wozniacki was clearly the fresher player as the match unfolded on a sunny, 80-degree afternoon. "I think he's good for the game". Meanwhile, Nadal cruised to 3-3 having dropped just one point on serve, and would drop only five in this set, too.
The fact he scored 53 runs was nearly a bonus, it was the time he consumed at the crease, the pressure he absorbed, and the way he skilfully wore down India's bowlers that helped lead Australia to a hard fought draw alongside Handscomb.
Rockets guard James Harden had struggled in his matchups with the Warriors heading into Friday's game, yet Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that has not entirely been about the Warriors' defense. "If Willie had beaten him, I would have been anxious.". Houston retained a 61-56 lead at halftime despite Harden having missed seven of his eight shots, including all five of his 3-pointers, in the first 24 minutes.
While I have no doubt that LeBron has a method to his madness, the outward manifestations of this apparently relaxed mindset are all pointing to a team that is still trying to find its identity. Last night, the Spurs as a unit shot 47.7% (41/86) from the field, 26.9% (7/26) from beyond the arc, and 82.4% (14/17) from the charity stripe. Kawhi Leonard is putting up 26 points per game and also pulling in 5.9 rebounds, he is one of the best one-on-one defenders in the National Basketball ...
OR won 74-60. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Kansas guard Tyler Self sits in the locker room after the team's Midwest Regional final against OR in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo . He set the tone early as the centerpiece of head coach Dana Altman's 2-3 zone, a scheme created to take away penetration from the Jayhawks' senior leader and National Player of the Year favorite, Frank Mason .
You don't just click your heels and jump into an National Basketball Association playoff". Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with six 3-pointers and 28 points as the Bulls dumped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-93. The story, though, was the Cavs' inability to right the ship after an extended break. Philadelphia has split over its last 10 games on the hardwood but is 7-3 against the spread during that span.
The defender suffered a horrific leg injury while on global duty for the Republic of Ireland. Klopp added: "I know your [journalists'] thoughts when we started playing him as No.9 and now he is playing for Brazil as a No.9 so that was maybe not the worst idea".
More exciting for fans would be the inclusion of Tim Fosu-Mensah, whose chances of playing only increased when Paul Pogba injured his hamstring against Rostov in the Champions League and Ander Herrera picked up a suspension for the freaky red card at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
The problem is I expect things like this from us and I can not run around after a draw against Man City. Both sides spurned numerous chances and had two penalty appeals each rejected in the first half. "We had three or four open goals in the six yard box". "To get a point at Manchester City for each team in the world is absolutely OK", Klopp said.
Coutinho's goal and trickery beforehand will come as a relief to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool faithful, with the playmaker's form dropping off since his return from injury. After Mane scored the opener in the eighth minute, Liverpool were largely in control of the game. Liverpool now turn their attention toward midweek action as they welcome Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side to Anfield.
Florida is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014, and for the first time with second-year coach Mike White - the man who replaced Billy Donovan in Gainesville. That's a lost art in college basketball, and it's very hard to stop. Fox's excellent display on offense allowed other players to get open themselves.
Boston has lost four straight, including a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, to fall out of third place in the Atlantic Division and into the wild card free-for-all. The Islanders, meanwhile, are looking to complete a remarkable turnaround - they were last in the National Hockey League in points through Thanksgiving weekend - by reaching the playoffs for the third straight season for the first time since qualifying for the postseason from 2002 through 2004.
The Spanish club have made a new number-one a top priority for the next transfer window, and have resurrected their long-standing interest in De Gea, but are also looking into signing Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea. Mundo Deportivo claims that Atletico are keen to wait until a club matches his £56million release clause with Diego Simeone willing to part with the centre-back.
Tyler Bozak put them ahead with a couple of minutes remaining with a power play goal and William Nylander and Nazem Kadri added empty netters. Both teams played with strong defensive structure, a big improvement by the B's after their debacle in Edmonton last week.
For me it's hard to say yes to that question, because the years where - I mean, I lost four matches or three matches , four matches , five matches the following year, in those two years I won like 150 matches and lost like eight or nine.