The deciding set followed serve until 3-3, but Sharapova had to hold her nerve, defending a break point at 40-30 down in the fourth game with a ferociously hit ace and a fist pump. However, French world No 19 Mladenovic produced a stunning comeback to secure a 3-6 7-5 6-4 victory in just over two hours, 38 minutes and a place in Sunday's final.
The Spurs will play the Houston Rockets in the next round. The Bucks got the edge in rebounding (49-47), assists (18-14), steals (11-9), blocks (10-4), and turnovers (14-15), but in neither category was the margin big enough to make it the story.
Best game: St Louis 3, Nashville 2 - The Blues had to rally twice, but goalie Jake Allen weathered a 15-shot third period to send the series to Nashville all square. "We learned a lot during the last series, and we carried it over to this series". However, it was critical in turning back the momentum for Edmonton , which had squandered a 3-1 lead when Jakob Silfverberg and Patrick Eaves scored 1:20 apart midway through the third period.
Durant strained his left calf in the Warriors' Game 1 victory over Portland on Sunday afternoon. Prior to his latest injury, Kevin Durant previously missed 19 regular season games due to a strained MCL and a bone bruise in his left leg.
The Bulls seem unprepared to deal with a different Celtics team. We're still waiting on a complete, four-quarter game from Big Al. The Celtics know they can win in Chicago, as they've done it twice in this series already. He finished with 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line.
I can't do it without those guys. He spent time with his family in Tacoma between games in Boston and Chicago. "We got off to a poor start from the get-go, down 10 right out of the shoot", Hoiberg said. For that, he credited his teammates and coaches for putting him in position to succeed. "Timeouts and technical fouls - I'll rest during those", Butler said.
It's no secret to Penn State fans what Godwin can do as a receiver - namely everything - but he wasn't getting a ton of draft attention as last season went along. "He has terrific leaping ability and ball skills that allows him to come down with a majority of contested catches". Godwin caught 128 passes the last two years, averaging 16.3 yards per reception.
Because, against United, we lost three points and then you had to prepare a semi-final against Tottenham. Chelsea went into the game just four points above Spurs and knowing if they failed to win then the gap between the two clubs could have been cut to just a point on Wednesday when Tottenham take on Crystal Palace.
Murray was originally going to skip the Barcelona Open but chose to play after that loss to Ramos-Vinolas. A tie-break soon followed, and Murray raced to a 4-0 lead before clinching it 7-4. "There's basically nowhere for him hit the ball to my left, and it'd be a much more obvious, safer shot for him to play into all the court I've left open, so I might as well start running to the right", is the thought running through his head, for some reason orienting his directions to the viewer's ...
On what would have been a double play, Machado slid with his spikes up and cleated the back of Dustin Pedroia's left leg - one that he had surgery on in the offseason. I love watching him. "I'm going to respect Pedie to the end of this day", Machado said. "That's bull (crap)", Pedroia was caught on camera yelling from the dugout at Machado after the pitch.
Last season, Harden felt he needed to do more for a team that slipped into the postseason as the No. 8 seed with a 41-41 record. While it's begun to look like Westbrook has taken over the MVP pole position, James Harden has had an unprecedented season of his own.
Thomas agreed he is just about impossible to defend, saying "not one man can guard me". With the United Center crowd roaring after the hometown Bulls came all the way back from a 20-point hole to take their only lead, the Celtics' NBA MVP candidate took over the game in a way only he can.
In Milwaukee, the Raptors used a 9-0 surge late in the fourth quarter at Milwaukee's Bradley Center arena to win the first-round Eastern Conference series, eliminating the Bucks in six games. He had 34 points. Giannis was fantastic for the Bucks as usual, but you could see he was visibly exhausted after leading the Bucks on their massive comeback.
Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 overnight. Following her win over Makarova, Sharapova was asked about what she thought about Bouchard's comments and she said: "I don't have anything to say - I am way above that".
Sens netminder Craig Anderson posted sparkling numbers in run the first round, finishing the series against Boston with a 1.94 goals-against average and a.921 save percentage. NOTES: Senators LW Tom Pyatt is nearly ready to return from an injury he suffered in the Bruins series. Ottawa won Game 1, 2-1 , thanks to Erik Karlsson's game-winning goal from a seemingly impossible angle (seriously, he scored from the corner).
In the series, Porter had attempted only 11 shots from the 3-point arc, one fewer than Morris, and shot 43.3 percent from the field. We missed a couple of rebounds , we missed a couple of layups/shots. The Wizards won't dare to force pocket passes to him on screen-and-roll plays and neither can they possibly depend on him to post up the chiseled Dwight Howard .
When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal's missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period.
The Celtics didn't play anywhere near their potential in the first two games at home, and it looked as if the occasion got to them. Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The veteran struggled throughout the night, hitting on only 1-of-10 shot attempts. "Hey, every night is a huge, huge challenge for Avery because he's guarding the best players in the league, and certainly when you're talking about Butler and Wade, that's as good as it gets when you're talking about wing scorers".
You would have to go back to the 1970s to find a time when City were indisputably Manchester's leading club. "Maybe he is not a No. 9 anymore, but he will never, with me, be a No. Nevertheless, given that Pep Guardiola's side began the season with 10 straight wins, the way it has ended must be stained with disappointment. A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday's derby at the Etihad maintained City's one-point advantage over Jose Mourinho's side in the race for a top-four finish and ...
Obviously, he had some issues early in his career. Caldwell said the Jaguars did extensive investigation into Westbrook's background. The Cameron, Texas, native set the single season program record with 17 receiving touchdowns his senior year.
The Falcons used the 11th pick of the round, No. 75 overall, to take Riley, the former John Curtis Patriot. That's how I'm playing the field, never give up. McKinley grew up in the tough neighborhood of Richmond, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Riley only started one year at LSU, but he was highly productive and according to many reports called the defense for the Tigers despite his lack of experience.
My view and focus is to try to win every game and try to win the Premier League. Still, the former England global is a big fan of the way Mauricio Pochettino has them set up, and feels they're ahead of Chelsea in terms of defensive strength when they lose possession.
Quickfire goals from Chris Porter and Macauley Bonne earned the points for the visitors after Sandro Semedo's brilliant goal cancelled out Tarique Fosu's opener. Efforts were made to restart the game, while Colchester tweeted that the match had been announced as abandoned over the Tannoy system at 5:48pm - over an hour after the game was originally due to finish.
Then, with Werenski flat on the ice bleeding profusely from the wound on his face, Rust tied the score at 13:25. For instance, even though they should have spent the third period trying to protect a two-goal lead, Columbus was more than happy to trade chances with Mike Sullivan's squad.
Alex Ovechkin , Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. Through the first two games of the series, which both also went to overtime, the Capitals weren't getting much production from their star core.
Hopefully Mourinho's mind games are in full swing and Pogba secretly snuck into the Lowry through the back door and is fit to play City but I'm not holding my breath. "I trust the boys and we go with everything we have and we go until the last second of the season". "I am optimistic. I am so proud of my players, what we are doing and even how we played the last game at Wembley.
Less than 24 hours after beating Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her highly anticipated first match, Sharapova said she "felt I settled down a little bit". Halep crushed past Anna Sevastova 6-3, 6-1. The Russian, a three-time champion in Stuttgart, broke Mladenovic again at the start of the second set and looked to be cruising to victory as she took a 2-0 lead, attacking her opponent's second serve.
The Bears dealt the 36th pick of the draft and their seventh-round pick for the Cardinals' second-round pick. Garoppolo had been at the center of numerous trade rumors this offseason, and the Browns were repeatedly mentioned as a possible destination.
DeMar DeRozan delivered 32 points as the Toronto Raptors rebounded after blowing a 25-point second half lead to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 to reach the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. 19 is definitely going to go down". In the fourth quarter, the Spurs relied on their experience and poise. "So, happy to go back home with a win and win the series".
Senators 3, Bruins 2 • Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime and Ottawa beat host Boston to win its first-round playoff series in six games. As immensely promising as the performance of the rookies was this season (and to think they're only getting better ), the Leafs can't assume everything will fall in place so nicely next season if they just leave the roster to sit and develop.
So she's like, 'I want people to start calling you Mitchell.' So I said something yesterday and now people are blowing it out of proportion. It traded the No. But there's been a few good, deep drafts in the last several years that have failed to produce any long-term players for the Bears. Buffalo's trade-down would seem to entrench the belief that the team is in full rebuild mode under first-year head coach Sean McDermott.
Red Bull continued to struggle to switch on the ultra-soft tyre, the softest compound in Pirelli's range of tyres this weekend. I think we've been targeting the same things and I think now the team has really understood the point on the auto to work on, to focus on and that's why now they're bringing this update for Barcelona and that's as soon as it can come.
But Vettel said: "I think Mercedes will be fine". "We will work hard this evening to see if we can pick up some time". "It's painful", said Hamilton, talking about his realization that just a fraction of a second may have been so costly in that race.
Second-placed Raikkonen said he was "happier than the previous qualifyings", despite missing out by a whisker on what would have been his first pole for nine years. "Tomorrow it's a different story, it's going to be a long race and, again, it's hard to predict but I think it's going to be close". Following his struggles on Friday, it was a fillip for Mercedes to see him record 1:34.828, one-tenth faster than Vettel, although the times were all slower than Friday.
In Ottawa's first power-play, Lundqvist was simply brilliant, turning away point-blank opportunities by Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone . Lundqvist had a tremendous series against Montreal, as he posted a 1.70 goals against average (GAA), as well as a.947 save percentage.