Wenger opted for a 3-4-3 formation at the Riverside, reportedly the first time since 1997 that the Frenchman has played with three at the back. "We maybe rode our luck a little bit one or two occasions on crosses, but overall, we were a bit more solid defensively".
While the clash won't have a direct impact on the Premier League table, the winners could gain momentum going into the final run-in. Willian justified his inclusion in Antonio Conte's starting line-up at Wembley by bagging a first-half brace as Chelsea defeated Tottenham to reach the FA Cup final.
Game 5 is Thursday in Montreal (7 p.m. ET, CBC ). Chris Kreider , Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller have yet to register a point in the series and need to get going, fast. Oh, and a goalie chasing players away from his net. "I saw it, but still I didn't get my arm up", Lundqvist said later after making 23 saves. NY pulled Lundqvist for an extra attacker with more than four minutes to go, and Skjei finally broke through.
Once a Celtics' stalwart, now a starter for the Chicago Bulls, Rajon Rondo was familiar with some of his former team's plays. Chicago now holds a 2-0 series lead over Boston, becoming just the second No. After averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds during the regular season, Rondo has upped his averages to 11.5 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds in two postseason games.
Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead with his three-pointer at the 8:07 mark of the fourth quarter at 96-94. Harden , with Andre Roberson picking him up just outside of the arc, saw the lane getting packed with Oklahoma City defenders and made a decision to pull up for the 3-pointer.
With only one win from their last three league matches, Bayern know only victory will do against lowly Mainz 05 on Saturday to tighten their grip on a record-extending fifth straight league title and avoid seeing second-placed RB Leipzig close in even further.
Rondo and played through it, but X-rays later revealed the fracture, which won't require surgery. His play has been elevated in the postseason and has been one of the primary reasons that Chicago are serious contenders to shock Boston. He, like Rondo, can't shoot, but with his great size at the point guard position, could certainly bother the Celtics with his length. They've outrebounded the Celtics in both games, using their height and size to dominate the paint against the shorter and ...
In Game 2, the Bruins blew a 3-1 lead in the third period, but Ottawa rallied with two goals third-period goals and won in overtime. He also opened the scoring in the series , tallying the only goal in Ottawa's game one loss, and helped the team capitalize on a power play with an assist in game two.
But Calgary squandered that effort. Elliott began fighting the puck while the Flames allowed the Ducks to get bodies in front of the net to score on deflections. "I let the team down a little bit". Calgary's 31 penalty minutes were a factor in its two losses in Anaheim. Thats the toughest loss Ive been around in this organization, said captain Mark Giordano in a dressing room as silent as the stadium was minutes earlier when the Ducks won 5-4 in overtime.
Hazard repaid his manager's faith with a superb strike to put Chelsea ahead before Nemanja Matic's stunning long-range effort put Chelsea in the FA Cup final for the first time since they last won the competition in 2012. "If we can achieve in the end maybe the Premier League or the FA Cup , or the top four again, I think it's a massive achievement for the team". "We forced them to play deeper and play on the counter-attack and in transition, but that is football, too".
Meanwhile, New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes Hartley would have been an "asset" for the Lions. Hansen expressed surprise at Dylan Hartley's omission but said all coaches saw situations differently. Ireland's Rob Kearney misses out so it looks like being a battle with Wales' Leigh Halfpenny, pictured, for that Test spot, although the likes of Liam Williams, Jared Payne and Anthony Watson can also cover full-back from the wings and centre.
In Game 3 of an NBA Western Conference first-round playoff clash, Oklahoma City escaped with a 115-113 victory and now trails two-games-to-one in the best-of-7 series. Westbrook responded with his first three-point attempt of the game. Afterwards he was fuming about his late free-throw misses that made the game tighter than it might have been, but said: "It's a great win for us on our home floor".
Marcus Rashford's extra-time victor proved to be the difference in a tense encounter at Old Trafford after Sofiane Hanni and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goals had brought the aggregate scores level. "I just feel that when a player reaches a certain level, it doesn't make a lot of sense to drop levels", he said. "We are in trouble", said Mourinho, who takes his side to Burnley in the Premier League tomorrow.
Lifelong Blancos fan Garcia, 37, is an honourary life member of the Spanish capital club, which congratulated him officially when he won his first career major at Augusta National in early April. What is forgotten sometimes is that the game was sandwiched between the two Champions League semi-final matches against Chelsea which culminated in victory against Manchester United in Rome.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson 's usage rates will rise if Durant sits, and history tells us that the Warriors are usually successful when the Splash Brothers are the focal points on offense . Injury hit Durant at the worst time possible. Speaking to the media close to two hours before game time , Kerr would not divulge who would start in Durant's place.
Miranda (1-1) tossed 97 pitches, striking out five while walking none and allowing just four hits. The Mariners travel to Oakland for a four-game series against the Athletics beginning Thursday night. "I'll remember this one", Suzuki said. "I could have been forgotten". "They actually brought it to me", Ichiro said. Kevin Pillar had three hits for the second straight game and stole two bases as the Blue Jays won for the third time this season and improved to 2-6 on their homestand.
You have to credit the Jazz and the organizational infrastructure that they've built upon this season. For most teams, a capitulation ensues. The Clippers lost Saturday when veteran Joe Johnson drove past Jamal Crawford and scored at the final buzzer moments after Chris Paul knotted the score with a driving shot of his own with 13.1 seconds left.
United played with two up front and with wing-backs who were high up the pitch. Hampered as they were by injury - Thibault Courtois did his ankle at an National Basketball Association promotional event, and Marcos Alonso withdrew in the warm-up - Chelsea were oddly anemic, with Eden Hazard snuffed out by Ander Herrera and Diego Costa dedicating his energies to grappling with Marcos Rojo.
No one could think less of Williams, now closer to 40 than 30, if she called it a career. Grand Slam singles title number 24 will have to wait for Williams, and whilst her absent to the tour will be a huge loss, it will create big opportunities for some tennis players to get their hands on the three of the last four remaining Grand Slam titles available.
Or you could look at the rebound disparity between the two teams in the first two games of the series: Chicago center Robin Lopez has always been one of the most influential offensive rebounders in the National Basketball Association, if not the single best, for years, but Lopez against the Celtics' bigs has created a comically lopsided matchup.
According to the Spanish law, no sanctions can be applied until a decision over the appeal has been taken. There is not a lot to separate two of the biggest teams in Spain at the moment as the head to head record from the last five matches are all square.
Join The Roar for a live blog of the match, starting from 9am AEST. The Celtics needed a win, and they got one. Prior to Thomas, the last time a player started his Celtics postseason career with consecutive 20-point games was in 2002, when Antoine Walker began his Celtics postseason career with a six-game streak and Paul Pierce began his with a five-game streak.
Game 2 goes Friday in Edmonton. "We're disappointed with the way it went", said Sharks forward Joe Pavelski . Hansen gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead 61 seconds into the game. Thornton appears to be making progress from a left knee injury he suffered on April 2, but he remained out of the lineup Friday with still no clear idea on when he'll return.
At first it looked like one of those freak non-contact injuries that typically result in an MCL or ACL sprain, but replays showed Gobert bumped knees with Luc Mbah a Moute . "I don't think we're ready to say today, tomorrow, a week, two weeks", Snyder told reporters at the Jazz's practice in Los Angeles. "I hope he's OK and stuff like that, but we've got to worry about our team".
Westbrook scored 51 points in a triple-double on Wednesday, but the Rockets won, and Westbrook was criticized for shooting too much. At the postgame press conference after the game, Westbrook did not want to talk about his statistics. None of Westbrook's 11 assists - to go along with 32 points and 13 rebounds - came in the fourth quarter, but several of his passes set up scores for teammates.
They also want to know if Hernandez had CTE and if that could explain his violent behavior, the Washington Post reports. Baez had earlier Thursday been furious over the delay over the release of the brain and had threatened to sue the state for possession.
They took just two minor penalties in each game while clogging shooting and passing lanes, and when Chicago did create good chances, Rinne was there at every turn. The Predators now lead 2-0 in the first-round series. The Predators are singing a sweet tune on their way home to Music City, threatening to play the Chicago Blackhawks right out of the postseason.
Griffin and point guard Chris Paul were lost to injuries past year, and the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead against Houston in 2015. Griffin will be re-evaluated when the team returns home to Los Angeles following Sunday's game. Paul called Griffin a "dynamic player" who is one of the best passers on the roster. Fans are hoping that the Clippers recent curse where anything that can go wrong does go wrong in the NBA Playoffs has not reared its' ugly head with Griffin and we hope that he's ...
For a few minutes in the second period on Sunday, the Toronto Maple Leafs gave us all a tremendous playoff tease. At about this point past year Leo Komarov had his bags packed and plane ticket home to Finland nearly ready to go, his Toronto Maple Leafs wrapping up a 30th-place season.
Any talk about Garcia's history before this Masters would have been a tale filled with anguish. Sergio Garcia , of Spain, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Masters golf tournament after a playoff Sunday.
Maybe "Whale Rider". "Boy". "It's not going to be easy - that's a tick in the box for all the people that are working in rugby in New Zealand". He wonders whether New Zealanders have even heard of them. "If they can gel as a team and all the players get in the right psychological frame of mind, then they have a chance". That gives an idea of what their expectation is.
The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marco Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match. MANCHESTER , England Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said it makes no sense for his striker Marcus Rashford to play for England's Under-21 team in June's European Championship, as the teenager had risen above that level.
He was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, said the Daily Mail . Nevertheless, Sheff said the $6 million he and Lloyd's mother are requesting from them would be "of little outcome to the team" and would be of "tremendous assistance" to Lloyd's family.
In recent years, 2K has been close, if not spot on, about their simulations. When asked about his next move, Durant said he's focused on winning the championship for the Warriors. It is easy and fun to remind Golden State Warriors fans about last year's collapse in the NBA Finals. Here is how 2K reported on how the series turned out.
The 35-year-old Spaniard will be a spectator for this one. "You must be really lucky, slipstream is very unusual, but the talent of Alonso, all of the drivers in Formula One say is one of the best ones in a auto". "So Indy... I'd take Daytona 500 over Indy". "So while he's still so vibrant, this shot at Indianapolis is truly awesome for him, for McLaren, Honda, for Michael's team, for IndyCar".