Despite mounting speculation surrounding several of his star players at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has tonight insisted that his side don't need to qualify for next season's Champions League to keep his squad intact. Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Granit Xhaka who could miss out after suffering a recurrence of the injury that was expected to keep him out of the match against Manchester United, with the Swiss worldwide set to face a late test to see if he can feature against the Saints.
In the first three games, King James is averaging 36.3 points, eight rebounds, five assists, 1.7 steals and one block per game. The Spurs were playing in the postseason without Parker for the first time since 2001, ending an National Basketball Association record of 221 straight playoff appearances for the Frenchman.
The Green Bay Packers hold the first selection of the second round, by virtue of a Thursday night trade with the Cleveland Browns. The Bears, who have been looking for a franchise quarterback since Jim McMahon led them to a storied Super Bowl championship in 1985, made a bold and expensive move by trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to land quarterback Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina.
We started the game well and that is what pleases us coaches. Atletico Madrid rebounded from its stinging loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League by sealing its return to the continent's top-tier competition for a fifth consecutive year.
Lawyers for Hernandez had argued that the SJC had applied the legal doctrine without exception, even in cases of suicide. Lloyd's mother has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Hernandez. An appellate attorney for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez says he believes it is still uncertain as to whether Hernandez took his own life. "The defendant should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not accomplish in life", Bomberg said .
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said he expected Juve to be facing Real in Cardiff and said the Italians would be anything but underdogs. Both men were unable to find a way past Gianluigi Buffon in the Juve net last week. "Now we are going to focus on the league". "As the more experienced guys in the squad it's our duty to help bring through the next generation of Juventus players because it is them that will decide the future of the club".
Bottas's victory, however, has taken him to within 10 points of his team-mate, and in doing so, diminished any suggestion that the Mercedes new boy will simply be an able deputy to Hamilton this year. Raikkonen returned to the podium for the first time since Austria last July, and also set the fastest lap. More worrying was how hard the front-runners found it to lap slower traffic and the pre-season fears that the aerodynamic changes to the cars would make it harder to overtake certainly ...
Today they had their scarves out and they were singing. The first is that neither club played any European football in the season of their triumph and the second relates to their style, which he described as featuring "not big possession". "I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League". Yes, he has built an incredibly talented team at Tottenham but failing to win a trophy with this team for two seasons shows a major flaw in Pochettino.
Arsene Wenger was surprised to see Arsenal and Manchester United players hug each other ahead of their Premier League encounter on Sunday, but does not think it affected their focus on the game. "It gives the young lads a boost that they can do it too". Arsenal will climb above United with a win at Southampton on Wednesday. Arsenal were previously in a position where Champions League income played a big role in their financial situation but Wenger has made it clear that is no longer ...
Prior to Thursday, the Raptors were 0-3 in Game 6 since Dwane Casey took over as coach in 2011. "I love proving people wrong". Nobody has stopped LeBron on the road to the National Basketball Association final since 2010. "On to the next one and we're prepared for the next one". Everybody has to understand that there's nothing that we have to change in the sense of being who you are.
The Giants ultimately chose to take the safe route with their $62 million closer and give him ample time to heal on the disabled list. The pronator and flexor are muscles on the side of the forearm. Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed late Tuesday that Derek Law will handle the bulk of closer duties in Mark Melancon's absence. He inked a four-year, $62 million contract with the club in December.
It is Juventus, however, who have made it through to the final, with Mario Mandzukic opening the scoring on the night before Dani Alves made sure of the Serie A side's progress with a spectacular strike. Now Monaco need to rewrite history, because in the semi-finals of the Champions League nobody has been able to fight back after losing the first match with two goals .
After the opening burst which saw the 18-year-old draw two saves from Gianluigi Buffon, Kylian Mbappe was largely neutralised by the Juventus defence. Paul Dybala flicked it to Dani Alves upfield. "Goals were not coming for me in this competition but I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard".
After trading down from the No. 12 pick, the Browns spent the 25th overall selection on MI defensive back Jabrill Peppers . You don't sink that kind of draft capital into someone unless you're sure they will be a long-term starter. "He mentioned some offense to me as well, so we'll see how that goes". "Garrett!" when the second pick was announced, sending a wave of shocked silence from the main stage to the people still tailgating.
Manny Machado hit a three-run homer and Seth Smith had four of Baltimore's season-high-tying 17 hits and two RBI as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Thursday night at Fenway Park. But you know what, I'd get suspended for a year and the pitcher only gets suspended for two games. The Sox and O's play each other 10 more times, including a four-game series in Baltimore from June 1-4, leaving plenty of opportunity for more shenanigans between the teams.
So, with the build-up well underway ahead of Thursday's clash, we at Shoot! have selected our ultimate City-United five-a-side team from those players available for selection at the Etihad on Thursday... "Maybe they look at us with different eyes but I think they are not stupid, they are not naive, and they know that we are going to give them a fight".
Former Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez continued his brilliant form with his sixth goal in as many games as he pounced on a glaring defensive error from Nico Pareja to drill home at the near post. "We had some chances for ourselves and overall it was a good performance". Then, from seemingly nowhere, the Brazilian's replacement Lallana uncorked a moment of inspiration five minutes before the break.
Federer captured the Australian Open in January in his first tournament back from a knee injury before triumphing at ATP 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami, and Sharapova's own return looks set to culminate in success. I kept myself in good shape, because once you lose it, its hard to get it back, she added when asked about her fitness on court after 15 months out.
They said his conviction wasn't considered final because the automatic appeal he was entitled to had not been heard at the time of his death. Before his death, Hernandez was in the middle of an appeal review by the state Supreme Judicial Court.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri raised eyebrows with his team selection as he ditched his favoured back four , bringing Andrea Barzagli into a three-man defence in an attempt to thwart Monaco's prolific attack. "Once we took the lead, there were a few risky crosses when Dani Alves was late coming out, then Andrea Barzagli , but overall we should be happy.
They have proven credentials for the same too. Sunrisers Hyderabad have one game left and with a win against the Mumbai Indians are better placed in the race to the playoffs. With 17 wickets at an economy-rate of 7.71, Unadkat is Rising Pune's second-highest wicket-taker behind Imran Tahir (18) having played four fewer games.
The first leg of the semi-final tie was played in Spain on Thursday. Manchester United have beaten Spanish club Celta Vigo 1-nil in the first leg of their Euopa Cup football semi final, in Vigo. Celta made the first clear-cut opening for the unmarked Daniel Wass who headed wide from close range before Rashford then forced Alvarez into a flying save from distance.
Playing their best game of the series on Sunday, the Nashville Predators regained control of their Western Conference semifinal with the St. Louis Blues . It's worked all series. They were flat-footed in the first two periods, and it cost them. "If we get a chance as a D corps, there are a lot of guys who can skate and we try to join the rush and make something happen", Josi said .
There were two teams out there but let's just talk about our performance, which was brilliant. Leigh Griffiths then struck a stunning second before second-half strikes from Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig handed Celtic a handsome winning margin as they clocked up their 43rd domestic game without defeat this season.
However, Mandeep Singh and Travis Head ensured that did not happen as they put together a 71-run partnership, during which Mandeep brought up his half-century. Chris Lynn was Narine's foil, the fit-again Australian dasher scoring a 22-ball 50. Earlier, RCB restricted Kings XI Punjab to 138 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs.
There was more misery for Britain's Jolyon Palmer, too, after he crashed out of qualifying and then crashed out of the race following a second-corner tangle with Romain Grosjean. Thanks to his consistently strong performance, Vettel's lead has grown in the 2017 Drivers' Championship. Bottas's victory, however, has taken him to within 10 points of his team-mate, and in doing so, diminished any suggestion that the Mercedes new boy will simply be an able deputy to Hamilton this year.
For a while, it appeared that Utah could finally solve the offensive puzzle that Golden State creates for opposing defenses. Over the last quarter and a half, the Dubs showed that they were the best defensive team in the National Basketball Association.
We didn't play in the Champions League so we had a lot of weeks where we could prepare physically in a fantastic way, where you cannot in a normal season due to all the travelling". It's great to see a team fight with all of their strength. However, with Boro chairman Steve Gibson valuing his nephew at £30 million, around about the same price put on the head of Burnley counterpart Michael Keane, The Baggies would have to double the club-record fee they paid for Nacer Chadli last summer.
Dylan Bundy's fastballs at Mookie Betts' hip may have slipped under the radar. Besides the racial taunts, the beanball wars and ensuing media frenzy, there was actually some interesting baseball played during the four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox that mercifully concluded May 4.
Added to Swansea's 1-0 defeat of Everton, it means Hull drop into the bottom three. The striker's inept skew of a decent chance, as Hull chased an equaliser, was symbolic of a panicky, rushed performance. With the Black Cats having already seen their relegation from the Premier League confirmed, the transfer vultures are beginning to circle at the Stadium of Light.
San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker underwent surgery Friday morning to fix a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, the team announced in a statement. After the Wednesday game, before the diagnosis was even out, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich already said Parker's injury is "not good", according to NBA.com .
Game 2 is on Saturday Night. Guentzel made it 3-1 with 3:46 left in the period when he kept the puck on a two-on-one and fired under Holtby's glove from the right circle for his sixth goal of the playoffs. The Capitals didn't see him a year ago because Murray didn't cede the net, but the Fleury has been so good there has been no drop-off. It was the last of 43 shots at Lundqvist and the first goal of the playoffs for the Ottawa captain.
Hancock, 26, who spent his first six professional seasons as a starter, was 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in 10 relief appearances this year for San Diego's Class AA affiliate (with 11 strikeouts and seven walks in 13 innings). Bryant has reached base safely in 18 straight games, the second-longest streak of his career. Jason Heyward's sprained finger put him on the DL for the first time since signing with the Cubs before last season.
In the post-game locker-room, the Raptors talked about the ensuing huddle. The Raptors clinched the best-of-seven series 4-2 to advance to the conference semis, where they face defending champion Cleveland. "Our physicality is something we have to look at", he said. "We don't need to overanalyze it". We are one team, one through 15. Here are some things that can not happen tonight if the Bucks hope to force a Game 7: Giannis can not score under 20 points.
Fresh from their 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Atletico, the Merengues will be confident of keeping pace with Barcelona at the top of the table. Atletico Madrid beat Eibar 1-0 with a second-half strike from Saul Niguez to move five points clear of fourth-placed Sevilla and tighten their grip on the last automatic Champions League berth.