He could not contend with 19-year-old German Alexander Zverev and squandered an early lead to fall 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. "He was the one serving out the match; didn't make it", Berdych said. The 21-year-old has won the only ever clash against Federer where he made it on to court in 2015. But Wawrinka, beaten by fellow Swiss Federer in the final of Indian Wells earlier this month, looked tired as he struggled through the third set of a match played on his 32nd birthday.
I think we controlled the game. "I said to the boys before the game that it needs to be a mixture of being really smart and emotional - not only emotional". "Like always, you have to learn a little bit from the game", he added. The victory strengthened Liverpool's grip on the Premier League's top four, where they now boast a six-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United, and a nine-point lead over Everton .
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points before leaving to a standing ovation and chants of M-V-P with 10:32 to play as San Antonio Spurs waylaid the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers 103-74 at the AT&T Center. "We came in with a physical mindset and it basically helped us win the game". We're trying to play the same way every game. It was definitely surprising.
United manager Jose Mourinho has identified the Spurs star as a potential summer recruit, and plans to use the former Sporting Lisbon player in midfield, where the 23-year-old has told friends he prefers to play. Another reason could be his ability to play in a back three, a system Mourinho has experimented with at times this season. 'I created a system that he felt comfortable in.
Against a tough, veteran, talented Wisconsin team, it meant the end of Villanova's reign as national champions. Every team waits with bated breath to see where they are slotted and whom they will be playing against. The Wildcats came back with a 7-0 run that included Jenkins' only field goal of the period, a jumper from near the free-throw line, pulling Villanova to within one point.
With the French Open less than 10 weeks away, most odds-makers now see Djokovic as the marginal favourite just ahead of Nadal and Murray, with Wawrinka (8-1) fourth in most betting lists and Federer (25-1) fifth. In backhand-to-backhand exchanges with Wawrinka, whose single-hander had previously been viewed as the best in the world, it was Federer who consistently came off the better.
Divock Origi made the points and record safe in the second half, with Klopp having won 4-0 and 1-0 in his first two derbies. After continued pressure from the home team, Matthew Pennington found himself unmarked in the box from a corner as the youngster leveled the scores against the run of play.
The win kept Juan Carlos Osorio's side unbeaten in the fifth round of qualifying as they moved top of the standings on seven points. In their first competitive match since Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann , the USA recorded their first win in three qualifiers and moved from last to fourth in the CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean) region.
The German won by nearly 10 seconds from the Briton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a commanding victory of tactics and superior speed around the Albert Park street circuit. "I hope that it doesn't mean for the rest of the year it's more of a trend". And now it's about accepting that here Ferrari beat us. When a lack of grip forced Hamilton and the Mercedes team to make their tyre change earlier than had been planned, Ferrari and Vettel were able to capitalise.
Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is delighted with their deal for Tom Cleverley . Cleverley won the club's player of the year award in 2010 despite seeing his season curtailed by a knee ligament injury in April of that year. But having struggled to cement his place under new manager Ronald Koeman in the first half of this season, the England global midfielder returned to Vicarage Road in January.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski smiles after a win over Xavier during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional final game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in San Jose, Calif . Officials waived it off by a fraction of a second. The moment of the tipoff in particular stood out as the ideal chance for Xavier to get shifting into gear right away as Malcolm Bernard got the ball off a steal and break away for the easy two points to get the Musketeers off on the right foot with a game plan to ...
The Cavaliers are still a half-game behind Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference after the Celtics beat Orlando on Friday. Love scored 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and J.R. On Thursday , they looked like a competent, engaged team . "Got to try to figure it out. we've got some work to do and we don't have a lot of time".
Pagan had two hits for Puerto Rico while Yadier Molina added one of his own. "You should play the way you want, and the way you feel will put you in the best position to win - the way you feel the best and perform the best", Kinsler continued.
Spectacular first-half strikes from Sadio Mane and Coutinho kept Jurgen Klopp's men on course for a top-four finish, either side of Everton defender Matthew Pennington's first Premier League goal. Philippe Coutinho made sure the Blues' joy was short-lived when he scored a gem of a derby goal only moments later. Sadio Mane gave the hosts an early lead when he played a one-two with Roberto Firmino and finished off an angled run with a shot into the far corner.
Pippen even admitted that he believes team owner James Dolan should push Jackson out of NYC, which Dolan said he wouldn't do because he wants to honor the five-year deal . After saying that Knicks fans would love to see Anthony outlast Jackson, Pippen was asked if he thought Jackson should be pushed out. "To be honest with you, I'm going to have to go at my old coach Phil Jackson ", Pippen said.
The U.S. team immediately jump into action with a game on Friday against Canada that countless more Americans will care about because of this boycott. Every day, another voice joined in support - including National Hockey League players, officials from the NHLPA and well beyond, not the least of which was a letter from U.S.
The Bulldogs survived a second-half collapse which saw them blow a 14-point lead before they regathered their composure to hold on with two late free-throws in a see-saw Final Four duel. Collins was even better, with 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. After a timeout with 12 seconds left, the Gamecocks passed it around the perimeter seeking a game-tying 3 and, before Thornwell could get one up, Perkins closed into him hard and drew a foul with 3.5 seconds left.
After four defeats of course I can expect even more speculation, but as I said I wasn't anxious before and I'm not anxious now. "I'm very motivated and very positive". "The first 25 minutes of the second half was very important and we scored the equaliser". "Our home form has been good since the manager came in and we need to keep it that way", Robertson added.
It spun quite a bit that game. "If there's any life in the pitch, they'll be really crucial". It sometimes has pace and bounce and sometimes has spin. "I had a reasonable idea before I went to Sri Lanka of how I wanted to do things, how I wanted to do thing a lot differently and didn't want to over-attack and things like that".
He stayed there for several scary minutes before making his way to the bench and, with the Cavs trailing 58-81 going into the fouth quarter, did not return to the court. "I had to look in the mirror and just wasn't doing enough". We're here to win a championship and we have to have that mindset every single game, on the floor and off the floor.
Usually when a player says something to that effect, it's just talk - a trite sound bite with no real meaning. Eastern, and without Meeks that sentence could have never been true. With his teammates seemingly unable to score against the Razorbacks, Meeks responded. North Carolina felt good about its position at halftime , leading 39-36.
Portugal played their first match in Madeira since 2001 on Tuesday, going down 3-2 to Sweden. The airport is now called the "Aeroporto Internacional da Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo ". "Thank you for being here in my honor", Ronaldo told reporters. Portugal's squad landed on Monday at the airport, displaying the trophy it won at the 2016 European Championship in France.
With a 3.5-game lead over the San Antonio Spurs and only seven games remaining on the schedule, Golden State pretty much has the top seed under wraps. "It was nearly a little unrealistic to be up 20 so early against this team, then they started making plays starting making shots", said Pau Gasol. Gordon (231 3pt made) and Anderson (187) both joined Harden in the top 10 in three-pointers attempted and made this season.
Kentucky, the all-time winningest program with 2,205 wins, and North Carolina, the third winningest with 2,173 wins, are new school vs. old school. "I just kind of stepped back and he gave me the ball", Maye said, "and I just shot it". The final score in that one was Villanova 77, UNC 74. Joel Berry added 11 despite missing part of the first half when he re-injured an already balky ankle.
Sports fans have spent the last decade debating the merits and drawbacks of the World Baseball Classic, but as the United States team celebrates its first championship in the Olympic-style event, the March tournament looks here to stay. That's my mother. I stand by her always. However, Stroman gave up a leadoff hit in the seventh inning, which ended up chasing him from the game. He pumped his fist and swept his right arm across the front of his jersey, across the letters "U-S-A".
The third Test in Ranchi held in balance for most part of the match, only to swing in favour of the home side on the fourth day. Wrapping up the win appeared a formality for India when their openers walked out at the picturesque venue nestled in the shadows of the Himalayas needing just 87 runs to seal the series with all 10 second innings wickets intact.
The "lack of interest" in women's hockey in the United States is actually a lack of opportunities for young female athletes. On Monday , more than a dozen Democratic U.S. Specifically, they wanted to be able to bring guests to competitions, fly in business class and get disability insurance. In an incredible showing of support, professional and amateur hockey players alike have stood together against USA Hockey.
The club added that Bilic had the "full backing the the playing squad" and the "overwhelming majority of supporters". "We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high". We have to do it". The Hammers slowly grew back into the game and came close through Carroll and Fehouli, but it was the unlikely figure of Hull City defender Andrea Ranocchia that popped up with a vital touch in the West Ham penalty area to glide a header ...
The fact we're sitting here at the Final Four is something I can talk about for the rest of my life. A limited Sandarius Thornwell combined with an overpowering Przemek Karnowski ended perhaps the most memorable run in SC men's basketball history.
But Federer played his sloppiest game of the match when serving at 5-3 to get broken and give Berdych a new lease on life, a slip-up that the Czech capitalised on to send the contest to a final-set tie-breaker. I do feel that I have improved. "For sure it's a disappointing match ", said Wawrinka, who lost to Federer in the final in the California desert last week.
The Toronto Blue Jays are listening to offers on outfielder Melvin Upton Jr ., sources tell FanRag Sports. After being released earlier in the week by the Phillies, Coghlan and Toronto came to an agreement that he would start in Triple-A and possibly work his way on the big league roster at some point.
We did really well, scored fantastic goals. We made it really hard. "I think it is always a little bit different for the local boys in this Merseyside derby", Koeman said of Barkley. However, before Everton could sit on that equaliser, Liverpool had retaken the lead. We came back to 1-1, and conceded too easily for the 2-1 - everyone knows the quality of Philippe Coutinho and his finish is great.
However, during a brief promotional event in his homeland, Sanchez suggested he is happy to stay in London, but left it open to interpretation as to which club that will be with. He is 28, has experience in LaLiga, works impressively hard and can add goals and dynamism to Atletico's attack immediately and also has extensive experience in Europe .
Dier is crucial to Spurs' changing systems and Pochettino spoke warmly about his versatility yesterday, while not missing the opportunity to say how it was his own managerial imagination that made him an imposing midfielder. "When we signed him he was a player with potential". The Lilywhites are now in second position in the Premier League table, albeit a distant 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.
You heard that right. UConn still hasn't lost in conference play since the AAC was formed in 2013-14 - a year before the winning streak started. How did they do it? Instead, Mississippi State had the ball with 12 seconds to go in a tie game and a shot to upset the four-time defending champs.