But Ireland captain William Porterfield, who began his professional career at Lord's as an MCC Young Cricketer, defended the current side. Will Porterfield's side were thumped by seven wickets in Bristol after collapsing to 126 all out, but produced a much stronger performance in their landmark first ODI at the Home of Cricket.
Plus, even considering how poorly they played in Game 2 , through three quarters of the contest they were only down five. Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday night and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
Staring down a risky Cubs lineup as if it belonged to the Kannapolis Intimidators back in Class AA ball, the rookie trio of Antonio Senzatela , Kyle Freeland and Marquez allowed only 12 hits and five earned runs over 20 innings. "I go back to spring training when I met all these guys". "It showed I could get back in the zone and get outs". However we might object to him as Cubs fans, be it his history with the Cardinals, perception of his personality, or online speculation about his ...
Kipchoge ran the 26.2 mile (42.16 kilometers) race in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating the world record of 2:02:57 set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014. Kipchoge , impassive for the main part of his effort, began to betray human weakness in those closing stages, blowing out his cheeks a few times, but then relapsing back into a Zen-like smile.
By 2014, the rivalry had become so heated that Wenger pushed Mourinho as the pair clashed in the technical area during Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho played his old club at their own game, combining flawless defensive organisation with a ruthless cutting edge on the break. So finally today, they sing.
The Brewers have the eighth-best run producing team in baseball, play in a hitter's park, and have a nice mix of speed and power throughout the lineup to keep that train a movin'. Price could be ready to come back by the end of the month if things go well, Farrell said last weekend. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun doubled to left- centre in his first start since April 30, having missed six of the previous seven games with a tight upper back muscle.
It was all Sharapova in the second set as she won six straight games after Makarova won the first on her serve. "I've been waiting for this moment for a long time ", Sharapova said on court after the win. Many of her rivals were not happy with Sharapova receiving a wildcard entry into the Stuttgart event including Bouchard, who said the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) was sending the wrong message in allowing Sharapova to come back.
LOUIS - Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Friday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series. So not only have the Oilers put themselves in an extremely advantageous position, they've done so by derailing arguably the hottest team in hockey.
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.