Chelsea have 84 points from 35 games followed by Tottenham (77) also with three games remaining. Cesc Fabregas has revealed just how hard he has found his lack of game time this season, but admitted his situation at Chelsea has helped mature him as a player.
This is the fourth consecutive season in which the two sides are meeting in the knockout stages, with Real Madrid winning on each of the previous three occasions - including in the final past year and in 2014. Real Madrid carved out some much-needed breathing room with an away goal at the end of the first half. He tore the Atletico defense line apart in the first leg as he completed his hat-trick and helped his side to net three goals.
Gaviria will wear the points classification's cyclamen jersey on Thursday as his team mate, Luxembourg's Bob Jungels, retained the overall leader's maglia rosa . Thomas led the bunch of overall favorites over the line, 29 seconds behind Polanc. Collaborating well, Shalunov took the points over the only categorised climb of the day before Paterski led the duo through the two intermediate sprints.
Atletico got the early goal it was seeking in the 12th minute through Saul Niguez. Real have also scored in each of their last 60 games in all competitions, increasing the likelihood of an away goal which would oblige Atletico to win by four goals to reach the final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were hit by a Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn storm as they slumped to their 10th defeat of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. "I reckon (Lynn) is the hardest hitter of the ball at the moment in global cricket", Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir said after the match. He will just get a single and give you back the strike.
Sharapova returned to tennis on Wednesday, winning her opening match at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany . She broke Makarova twice in the second set to race 5-1 ahead and served out the match with an ace to set up a quarter-final clash against Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit.
Cleveland Cavaliers, last year's NBA Champions now lead their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Raptors 3-0. "Our three-point shooters have to take them and make them", Casey said before the game. Kyle Korver found his stroke in this one, scoring 14 points on 5-7 shooting and 4-6 from three to lead the Cavs' bench in scoring. Suddenly, the Cavs were up 19 with James, Tristan Thompson , Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert assembling tight defense.
That style, however, doesn't always suit the playoffs, but in their 102-91 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of the second round series, the Warriors proved they can adapt and play out of their comfort zone. The Warriors once again started fast in Game 2 and held off the Jazz from there. Draymond Green played a fine all-around game with 17 points, eight rebounds , six assists , two steals and two blocks.
Thomas scored 53 as the Celtics defeated the Wizards 129-119 in overtime, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Gordon Hayward contributed 26 points while Derrick Favors poured in 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Jazz as they sealed a 4-3 series triumph in LA.
Even with the sizeable advantage, Zidane stressed Madrid would not be altering their style. "We will try to do something impossible , but we are Atletico Madrid and we just might be able to do it". We may have beaten them in two finals but it will still be a different game. Zidane hailed the resilience of Real in reaching their third final in four years.
Fury won a unanimous decision over Klitschko back in November 2015 and still has to wait to see if the British Boxing Board of Control returns his licence at a hearing next week. " Challenge accepted ", Fury wrote. "If I have to go through everyone in the division, then great". "We all saw [Joshua] had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me", said Fury.
And in the aftermath of the win, Alvarez's promoter Oscar de la Hoya confirmed that a bout on September 16 against Gennady Golovkin was "signed, sealed and delivered". Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) had never fought above 155 pounds until he weighed in at 164 on Friday. But he's a big, strong guy, Golovkin . "With these fights that you saw tonight, that you're going to see in September, what you saw in Anthony Joshua , boxing is back bigger and better than ever".
Starting after Spurs coach Gregg Popovich chose to bench rookie Dejounte Murray , Mills tied his career high for points in the postseason with 20 on 7 of 16, including 5 of 12 from long range. Final score: Spurs 110, Rockets 107, in overtime. Harden was whistled for a charge after dribbling all but a few seconds off the shot clock before driving to the basket on Jonathon Simmons.
The Trump administration has said these sanctions will remain in effect until Russian Federation reverses its actions and restores all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea, which Russian Federation annexed in 2014. "Was he fired?" Lavrov joked about Comey before talks with Tillerson. " Was he fired? You're kidding ". "The Trump administration, and the president himself, and the secretary of state, I was persuaded of this once again today, are people of action".
This season, the Rangers lost only one match at home, on December 31, losing to Celtic 1: 2. While Rangers' hopes of finishing second are all but gone, their old rivals now need only negotiate their final four league games and the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen to complete a loss-free league season and historic treble.
A big win. Now we need to do another step. "Today is a big step forward". Chelsea can get the job done with a win over West Bromwich Albion on Friday. After the Tottenham result [against West Ham], naturally spirits were high in training and everybody was buzzing. First-half goals from Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso and a 65th-minute strike from Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea a convincing victory over Middlesbrough .
Tigers first baseman Alex Avila kept things going with a two-run single to right field that drove in both Martinez and Upton. Sports Writer - DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera says he feels good. The Tigers took two of three in what was initially supposed to be a four-game series. Miguel Cabrera wasted little time making his presence felt in his return from the disabled list, belting his 450th career homer to send the Detroit Tigers to their third straight victory overall and fourth ...
Berizzo retains belief in his team to get the job done in the second leg, having scored at least once in every away Europa League game this season. "Let's hope Old Trafford wants us to win because, when Old Trafford wants, we win so that's what we want".
They had it in the first six. The 27-year-old showed no signs of rust after his enforced break, putting his destructive best on show as he struck five fours and four sixes, sharing an incredible 105-run opening stand with Sunil Narine . "I reckon (Lynn) is the hardest hitter of the ball at the moment in global cricket", Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir said after the match. Virat Kohli, who was on tremendous form for India during the 13-Test long season, has been unable to haul RCB out of ...
Only twice, in 1985 and 1996, have Juventus been crowned European champions but they will travel to Cardiff for next month's final believing that they have grown and matured since losing to Barca in Berlin two years ago. I do my job with enthusiasm. This is after another dominant performance against an in-form Monaco, who smashed six against Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League .
Real will play Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3 - and try to become the first team to win the Champions League back to back. The LaLiga giants booked their spot in the decider despite a 2-1 loss to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, as they claimed a 4-2 aggregate win.
John outplayed me most of yesterday. I managed to nick those three frames and that gave me confidence. On the foul controversy in frame 31, Selby says: "I thought it touched, Jan [Verhaas] said it didn't and I trust him". That level of company reflects Selby's status as a modern-day snooker great. Four-time victor Higgins , who described Selby as "granite" and a "fantastic champion", had led 10-4 before the Englishman fought back to win nine of 10 frames and lead 13-11.
Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov was unable to corral the puck near the crease, and it caromed off his skate and past Holtby. And while those other holes have been readily patched - the Penguins' defense has been sharp in the playoffs and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been even sharper - Crosby's status remains a key for the Penguins in this series, and potentially beyond it.
The away triumph on Monday eased the sting of Liverpool's recent loss to Crystal Palace at Anfield and left them three points ahead of fourth-place Manchester City, though the Citizens have a game in hand, reports Efe. "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.
Although Kendrick was 1-3 with a 6.00 in four starts at Triple-A Pawtucket and surrendered seven home runs in 27 innings, he is coming off a strong performance with seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball. The drama seemed to unfold when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado last month and began to trickle from there. Gausman was ejected after what appeared to be a curveball hit Xander Bogaerts.
It figures to be a scrutinized pick. When news broke Monday night that top cornerback prospect Gareon Conley had been accused of raping a woman in Cleveland earlier this month, some speculated he might go undrafted. "It's off the charts, honestly", Conley said of his appreciation. "I feel like I'm best with my range", he said. "It's been real emotional [this week] but I got through it".
In this process, a number of records were broken by KKR . Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant have already qualified for the Play-offs and now only fourth spot in the table is up for grabs. Indian paceman Umesh Yadav grabbed 3-46, including the key wicket of big-hitting West Indian for a first-ball duck. He then targeted S Arvind, hitting the pacer for 26 runs with four fours and a six.
He's glad the Rangers were able to bounce back and even the series with Thursday night's win, which he blames partly on Ottawa's "loss of composure". It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how you win games. "We haven't won in Ottawa yet, but in my mind, we took two games to overtime and played some pretty good hockey - in spurts", Vigneault said.
The prosecutors pointed to two items from Hernandez's prison file, which was released last week in response to a public records request from the Associated Press , that they claimed showed Hernandez had intent to force the abatement when he hung himself in his prison cell on April 19.
If the Celtics get the two of them going, the Wizards will not be able to build these kinds of leads, and could throw them off the kind of game that worked so well in their victory. The goal for any team is playing the best when the stakes are highest. "We don't like them and they don't like us", Boston's All-Star guard stated bluntly.
The 2017 NFL Draft starts Thursday night in Philadelphia with the future of all 32 teams including the Packers dictated the next three days. If you looked at old pictures of me growing up, it was all green and gold. MOVING AROUND: The Packers' other second-round pick, North Carolina State safety Josh Jones, has also played cornerback. Jones could be a possible replacement for Micah Hyde, who played both cornerback and safety and saw a lot of time in passing situations.
The proposed changes have had a mixed reception, especially with the Board of Control for Cricket in India - but following broad agreement at two ICC meetings already this year, it is anticipated a resolution will be confirmed at the annual conference next month.
This week's two-man team event was the first official team tournament on the PGA Tour since the 1981 Walt Disney World National Team Championship. In the first and third rounds, teammates alternated shots. "I feel like I had the best partner here", Blixt said of Smith. "There's a lot of sarcasm out there, and a lot of fun stuff going on". The final round was played using the four-ball (best ball) format, where each competitor plays his own ball and the team uses the best score on each hole.
Subasic denied Paulo Dybala one-on-one but was left flailing when he punched the resulting corner onto Alves' right boot and the three-time Champions League victor returned with interest, smashing a laser-guided volley into the net. "This Juve is stronger than it was in 2015". There are numerous same players but with more experience of this level. "I don't need people to talk about my merits", said the phlegmatic coach after his team won 2-1 to complete a 4-1 aggregate semi-final win.
With the Rockets leading 82-81, officials ruled a ball out of bounds on the Spurs that replays showed was actually off Harden. Ryan Anderson added 19 points off the bench. "I just missed shots", Harden said. "We let him play a little while just to see what he was going to be like, but it was obvious that he couldn't go".