Conte has naturally dismissed the speculation and insists he will see out the remaining two years of his contract in the Premier League. Chelsea drew the first blood in the match as their star striker Diego Costa scored a fantastic goal from the overhead pass.
Walker seems less valuable to the squad than a Harry Kane or Dele Alli, and with funds for new signings likely to be limited with the stadium move, cashing in on a player the Lilywhites can cope without seems like the only option to then reinvest in the summer with quality additions after the let-downs Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko proved to be past year.
The World No.1 was broken three times in the first set, which gave his opponent the opening set with relative ease. Zeballos earned two break points in the fourth game of the second set but 14-time grand-slam victor Nadal recovered to hold his serve and wrapped up his victory in 94 minutes, setting up a re-match with Dominic Thiem on Sunday (today).
And retired three-time title victor Lauda believes Bottas can now push on in search of further wins, having taken his first chequered flag in just his fourth race for Mercedes. With the European season proper starting in Spain next week, and teams promising upgrades and a faster pace of development, the two frontrunners return to their factories with two wins apiece.
I think then the match was more even. "I will give everything tomorrow and hope I can play a good final". The Spaniard started quickly, climbing all over the Djokovic serve to break in the opening game of the match and he followed up with another break which he consolidated to lead the first set 4-0 with barely twenty minutes on the clock.
Coric was only handed a late reprieve to enter the draw in Madrid after losing in qualifying to Mikhail Kukushkin. "I started the match OK but when I started to go behind, I didn't find any way to improve my game or to make it more hard for him".
Hamilton was anxious his aging soft tyres would cause him issues in the final few laps, but as he crossed the line he held a 3.5s lead over Vettel in second and had successfully cut the gap to just six points in the championship. Once Hamilton was brought into the pit lane, for the more durable medium tyres for a longer second stint, Vettel came up behind Bottas, who managed to frustrate the Ferrari for several laps.
And now the Sens face the unenviable task of taking on the defending champs, a Penguins team that's doing just about everything right so far during these playoffs despite being banged up. He was one of several players to say that the team is in shock over Wednesday's defeat, adding, "you don't want to play 82 games to [lose early in the playoffs]".
Raikkonen was the unlucky victim of a Turn 1 squeeze at the start, being nudged into Max Verstappen's vehicle by Valtteri Bottas. "Much to the surprise of Thomas and his parents Coralie and Jordan, he was later tracked down by F1 organisers and invited to meet Raikkonen in person, gaining exclusive access to the Ferrari garage and an unforgettable experience with his favourite driver".
What did fans think about the New York Jets' selection of LSU safety Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick? Barkley will be a Heisman front-runner this fall, and if he keeps Penn State near the top of the Big Ten and gets to the combine in one piece, some National Football League team with a top-five pick will reward him properly.
This is unlikely to be as accentuated on Thursday night with a full house at Old Trafford and the importance of the game known to everyone. It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision based on common sense. "It is very important for the club and players". Xhaka remains hopeful Arsene Wenger's side can secure a top-four spot, adding: 'We always have hope - hope dies last.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has told a Tehran crowd of some 20,000 supporters that the country is "on the edge of a great historic decision" with its May 19 presidential election. Rouhani is seen as the favourite of three moderate candidates taking part in elections, but he is expected to face a strong challenge from Raisi, who is viewed as the clerical establishment's favoured figure.
Harden did average 12 assists in the two contests but his overall numbers are a significant dropoff from the regular season, when he averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 assists and nine rebounds in four games against the Spurs . But the 39-year-old Ginobili has been shooting terribly throughout the postseason, hitting just 27 percent from the field and 15 percent from three-point range.
Only thing I've thought about is opting out. They went 12-15 after the All-Star break and they allowed 109.6 points per game during that stretch, a figure that would have ranked 26th among all teams over the course of the entire season. "Those guys, they're great, great guys". "They're a hell of a team for a reason". Last year, the Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a nail-biting game where both teams could have advanced.
But as important as their individual performances were, it was their collective effort that was impressive and in what was the biggest game of the season for Boston, an absolute requirement for them to emerge with the win. They're going to protect Olynyk here. Tune in to Celtics-Wizards Game 6 on 98.5 The Sports Hub - the flagship station of the Boston Celtics . We all know Bradley is one of the NBA's premier defenders and is a good knockdown shooter, but will he able to cut to the basket ...
United would require two of Liverpool, Manchester City or Arsenal to slip up in their final few games of the season, and would need to win all of their matches in order to solidify a Champions League place for next term. "We were the best team in the first leg but we never kill, we never score goals related to the chances we have". "I have to say thank you to Michael Oliver for that red card to Ander Herrera because we couldn't survive going further in the FA Cup.
Serb finally started to look like a serious contender when he held at love in game 3, playing his best game since the start of the match , and he broke back in game 4 to level the score at 2-2. Thiem, on the other hand, has also been quite impressive on the dirt this season, winning Rio de Janeiro title in February and reaching the final in Barcelona, decimating Andy Murray enroute.
He'll head home after this week to get ready for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the flagship event in Europe. McIlroy said he does not expect to miss much time. Despite his frustrations, Johnson salvaged a 71 with enough quality shots and some tremendous lag putts for par, including one from 88 feet on the par-four 15th.
We're looking forward to it. "The pressure is still on because we have to win one game out of the three, but with the way we're playing there's no reason why we shouldn't be confident". "The more games I play, the better I get". "We can't just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the league". He is the only Chelsea player to have played in every single minute of their league campaign and he has produced more passes than any other player in the Premier League, so ...
In seven games since, Parker has proved me right. Kyrie Irving added 22 points and 11 assists for Cleveland, who also received 18 points from Channing Frye. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 playoff points. James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.
Al Horford nailed a clutch jump bank shot with 7.9 seconds, and the Wizards trailed 91-89. Boston relied on Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley to score 15 of its 22 fourth-quarter points, while Washington's combo of Bradley Beal and John Wall combined for 23 of its 26 points during the final frame.
They needed to win to keep their title chances alive. "So the biggest disappointment for us is not to be in the fight, at this period of the season, for the championship". Gary Neville believes Arsenal can consider themselves as having had a successful season if they win the FA Cup this term. Dele Alli's close-range finish and a Harry Kane penalty sealed the win, which could have been more emphatic had Alli and Christian Eriksen converted chances in the first half.
It has been a season of colossal failure for the Virat Kohli-led side which has delivered way below its expectations. Delhi has once again been hugely inconsistent this season. Pacer Tymal Mills, who was bought for a whopping amount at the IPL auction, also failed to light up the season for the Bangalore-based franchise. Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Chris Gayle, Vishnu Vinod (wicket-keeper), Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Avesh ...
He underwent an MRI on Saturday morning that did not show any evidence of damage to his shoulder. He initially remained in the game, then was removed after allowing another single. The four-time All-Star's average fastball velocity has dropped from a major league high 100.9 miles per hour last year to 98.2 miles per hour this year, according to MLB's Statcast.
It was especially surprising given the fact the meeting between the two leaders was delayed as Trump was busy lobbying for votes to repeal former President Barrack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Obamacare , which provided health care coverage for many United States residents who otherwise couldn't afford care in a notoriously expensive system.
The screen allowed Avery Bradley to come loose from Beal. Game seven is in Boston on Monday night. Wall is now shooting 37.7 percent from behind the arc this postseason - a team best although there's still much to be desired. Wall continued his trend of slow starts. The Washington Wizards will play their first Game 7 since 1979. When Washington hosted Boston on January 24, the players dressed in all-black for what they called a "funeral game".
The Mets could lift Harvey's suspension and have him start, or push him back again until Saturday, which would have been his next scheduled start had he taken the mound Sunday. The Mets actually got a piece of good injury news Sunday. It told us what DIDN'T lead to Harvey getting suspended, but it didn't really explain the situation much further than that, and left plenty of questions unanswered.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he spoke to Philippe Coutinho before the West Ham game about where he should be playing. West Ham meanwhile are facing a selection crisis with Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Michail Antonio, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble and Andy Carroll all ruled out.
The dark bay colt was hard to train in the days leading to the Derby, forcing Pletcher to adjust his equipment. The 3-year-old son of Bodemeister splashed home to a 2 3/4-length victory to don the roses bestowed upon the victor of America's most famous race for the 143rd time.
Iannetta has started 14 games (15 games played) and has caught 126 innings with a 3.43 catcher's ERA. "He split his lip open and he's at the hospital right now to get further exams". Earlier, Iannetta homered as part of a seven-run third inning. A 93 miles per hour fastball would end up in Iannetta's face. Drury also doubled and singled to improve his batting average at home to.448 (30 of 67), best in the majors.
When you stop and think about what was just said, it's quite awesome. The Boston Celtics, who have the top seed in the Eastern Conference, have a first round pick from the Nets exclusively because of the trade they made to bring Pierce and Garnett to Brooklyn.
West Ham are unbeaten in five league and cup games against Liverpool , winning three of those matches. Until England striker Sturridge , making his first start since January 3, opened the scoring Liverpool had seemed nervy as West Ham looked intent on putting a spanner in their top-four hopes.
In another match , Frenchman Benoit Paire upset third-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the round of 16 of the tournament. Djokovic had battled back from 3-0 down in the deciding set in his opening match against Nicolas Almagro in the Spanish capital on Wednesday.
San Antonio's 114-75 annihilation of Houston in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals Thursday night sends the Spurs into the conference finals against the Warriors. "I just touched it a little bit more tonight so I had a chance to figure it out", Aldridge said. "I apologize to James Harden I'm ready to talk and end the curse ", tweeted Lil B.
Cristiano Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick had helped his team put one foot into the final but when Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann struck for the hosts, Real could have buckled. "It's special, for sure, [Juventus] gave me everything", he said. "We've still got three important league games left and then we'll start thinking about the final", he added.