So far success has alternated between the two teams, with Vettel winning the opener in Australia, Hamilton in China, Vettel again in Bahrain and Valtteri Bottas taking his career first success in Russian Federation for the team he joined in January.
Game 6 featured a quiet performance from Isaiah Thomas and a not-so-quiet performance from Avery Bradley . He's been spotty for the Spurs throughout the playoffs, though he finished with 34 points and 16 rebounds against the Rockets in Game 6.
It was not all good news for Mercedes, though, as a crash sparked by Valtteri Bottas resulted in the retirements of Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen after just one corner. "That was risky. I was more than alongside him". Stewards investigated the incident and chose to take no further action. Ferrari immediately pitted Vettel for mediums on the next lap, but Hamilton was alongside as he rejoined.
The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the second round. The Celtics' bench outscored the Wizards' bench 48-5 in the game. Thomas, who is playing with a heavy heart following the death of his 22-year-old sister Chyna in a vehicle accident at the start of the playoffs, scored 17 of his points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter.
The Baggies barely had time to regroup before provider turned finisher, the Belgian assist-master placing home a pinpoint finish before the excellent Toure made sure of the points. De Bruyne doubled the lead with a composed strike from the edge of the box after Marc Wilson had intercepted a pass from Aguero, who tested Foster himself soon after.
His second-half brace could prove crucial in Arsenal's push for a top-four finish. In the unlikely event of a Champions League play-off being required to separate both sides, these two results will need to happen. The Chile international's future at the club is under doubt, but Wenger is positive he will sign a renewal. West Brom held out for 27 minutes at City but Gabriel and De Bruyne made it 2-0 with two goals in three minutes.
Chants were ringing around the court when Fognini went a break up at 2-1 after giving Murray the runaround and the world number 29 followed up another deft drop shot with a rasping forehand victor en route to taking a 4-1 lead. The Scot, who turned 30 on Monday, will now return home before linking up with coach Ivan Lendl next week ahead of the French Open, which starts later this month.
His jersey is not even recognizable anymore". "Pillar's been swinging the bat probably as hot as anybody in the league". "It's the first time my mother has been here for Mother's Day, although she has been here before". The Cardinals upped their lead to 4-0 in the third when Matt Carpenter launched his eighth homer of the season. It was Dyson's eighth career homer in 1,482 career at-bats.
Dejounte Murray chipped in with 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals off the bench and Pau Gasol had 10 points with 11 rebounds for San Antonio. San Antonio compiled a 60-37 rebounding advantage and limited Houston to 28.6 percent shooting. Game 6 highlighted something that has been clear for a while now: The Spurs are the great chameleon of pro sports and have shown themselves to be capable of navigating just about any scenario thrown their way.
The reason I bring this up is because Thiem is probably the second best clay courter who has played in these tournaments Nadal dominated, especially considering the recent lackluster performances from Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, and Nadal beat him handily both times .
He returned to the field on April 19th as part of a rehab assignment with the San Jose Giants, and moved up to Triple-A with the Sacramento River Cats two games later. With the Giants having won four of their last five, it will be important to have a full 25 man roster heading into tonight's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Si Woo Kim may have just announced his name on the world stage by winning the Players Championship, but that could be the last we'll hear from him in a while. He played tough, mature golf, didn't record a pageant score and is now forever a victor of one of golf's biggest events. Along with the win came a cash prize of $1.89 million.
SLAVEN BILIC couldn't hide his disappointment after his West Ham United side crashed to a 4-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of a rampant Liverpool side at the London Stadium . "They had one of the biggest chances I ever saw in my life and didn't score it". Giving a start to Daniel Sturridge in place of the injured Roberto Firmino and the oft injured striker repaid the boss for his chance, latching on to a ideal through-ball from Philippe Coutinho en-route to rounding Iron's ...
In-form Rashford, who also scored a dramatic extra-time victor against Anderlecht in the quarter-finals, scored a bending a free-kick into the corner in the 67th minute to ensure United take an away goal and a massive advantage going back to Old Trafford in a week's time for the semi-final second leg.
The Cottagers have been one of the form sides in the Championship in recent weeks and will be disappointed not to have taken an advantage into their second leg at Reading , which looks to be a tough place to get a result. "Compared to other midweek matches at the Madejski, it is also an earlier kick-off time than normal - with the match set to start at 7.45pm". Fulham have lost both previous away games in the play-offs without netting a single goal - 0-1 v Bristol Rovers (1989) and 0-1 v ...
According to the network, the show will feature "several" full-time co-hosts, guests and contributors. The weekday program will originate from New York City and will air live from 7-10 a.m. ESPN's block of afternoon program will remain the same. "When they said they had this vision to do something totally new and different in the morning, and they started to explain to me what it was, and (producer) Connor (Schell) got involved, the more I thought about it, the more I thought, 'Yes, if there ...
Spains Rafael Nadal bites the trophy as poses for photographers after winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, against Austrias Dominic Thiem in Madrid , Spain, Sunday. "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". "It was a final of a Masters 1000, my first one, against the best player on this surface ever".
It's been a long time coming but Arsene Wenger finally beat a Jose Mourinho team, as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates. Mourinho rested first-choice players in Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat by Arsenal and United's hopes of finishing in the top four are fading.
After only playing 10 minutes in the first game of the NBA Western Conference Finals due to discomfort in his knee, the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala was sent to the doctors to get an MRI on Monday. The team is officially calling it a sore left knee. "He just looked a little hobbled out there", interim coach Mike Brown said of Iguodala after Game 1, per Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area.
And it is not only the former UEFA Cup trophy that is on the line for the Premier League side. Southampton, who won 2-1 at relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday, are in a straight shootout for eighth place with West Bromwich Albion, who now lead them on goal difference.
Make no mistake, the Cavs were always supposed to win the series, even before taking their game to a level we hadn't seen from them since last spring, but the Raptors believed they had narrowed that gap enough to at least put up more of a fight.
But rather than three stages, the longest race of the NASCAR season will now have four. In the three-stage format, the race was divided into 100, 100 and 200 lap stages. But NASCAR isn't new to doing that. That's a total of 16 drivers. The fans have been voting for who they wanted to be in the All-Star Race in the days leading up to the event and the fan favorite will get the final starting spot in the field.
In a season dominated by old-stagers, Nadal has won 14 out of 14 matches since the start of the clay-court season, and will play for a third successive title on Sunday. The audience appeared to sense Thiem's defiance was waning, but the player wasn't as content with his fate and rallied to fend off two match points, tying at deuce before landing a final game blow to pull within a game at 5-4 down.
As for the rest of practice, Lewis Hamilton was 0.029 seconds quicker than his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Barcelona. "It was tricky for us", Hamilton said. The Asturian will have a wide range of options open to him when his contract at McLaren Honda expires at the end of this season; from a renewal at McLaren , to a departure from Formula 1 altogether.
McCourty spent the first eight years of his National Football League career with the Tennessee Titans, but was released in April for reportedly being unwilling to take a pay cut and the possibility of a decrease in his playing time. He was slated to earn $7 million next season, the final of his six-year contract, but was resistant to taking a pay cut to stay with Tennessee. Last season, he appeared in 14 of 16 games and compiled 69 tackles, 12 passes defensed and two interceptions.
It was needed and Olynyk delivered. And while Kelly Olynyk certainly stole the show with a playoff career-high 26 points, it was Thomas who found that always-tough balance of being a big-time scorer while also getting his teammates great looks.
Boston Celtics centre Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops, B.C., had a career night with 26 points during Boston's Game 7 victory against the Washington Wizards on Monday. Given all of this bad blood, it was probably a bad idea for the Celtics to wear all-black into Game 6. "I knew it wouldn't be easy at all", All-Star guard Thomas said.
Which is to say, I'm not going to blame Popovich for defending his guy. I wished he didn't land on my foot and honestly, I had no idea that he landed on my foot until turn back and he was already on the ground. Result: Leonard, San Antonio's best player, twisted his already-damaged ankle on Pachulia's foot, left the game, the Warriors went on an 18-0 run to turn the game around and help the Warriors win Game 1, and now Leonard has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 2, also.
Yaya already has offers from different clubs. The midfielder was nearly certain to leave the Manchester club after he was frozen out of the first-team squad by Guardiola in the beginning of the campaign. However, Yaya's best season came back int 2013-14 when he was one of the greatest players on the planet. His side have two games to clinch the eighth place they have held for much of the season.
Game 2 is set to start at 9 p.m. EDT, a half hour after the National Basketball Association draft lottery gets underway to determine the order of the top 14 first-round picks. You know, we don't know what's going to happen in the east. I think his heart was in this. I'm not a dirty player. And you want to know how we feel about it? And Leonard will not play in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
The three-time champion recovered after losing the lead from his 64th pole position to make the most of key strategic decisions and win with power and precision ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Engineer Tony Ross tells him he will be going eight laps longer than planned on his first set of soft tyres regardless of the increasing levels of front left tyre degradation and lost lap time.
Captain Gary Cahill said the players always believed they could mount a title charge despite finishing 10th last season, 31 points adrift of champions Leicester. "We have the opportunity to win the double and we must be ready to do this", the Juventus legend said. "My substitution was very good!" But his first Premier League goal since August being the decisive one in the title pursuit will have boosted that.
The club celebrated the 32-year-old reaching the 400-goal mark in a victory over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal on May 2, but they consider a free kick taken by Ronaldo and deflected into the net by Pepe in a game against Real Sociedad on September 18, 2010 to have been scored by Ronaldo.
Tiring once more of the delay, Costa thrust that preternaturally aged face of his into the group of reporters, and towards his manager. Chelsea defender John Terry has made it clear he has yet to make a final decision on his future and has suggested he could opt to retire at the end of the season.
So you quickly get into turning your attention to Stoffel [Vandoorne]'s vehicle and seeing what we learned there. The Spaniard endured a frustrating race from that to 12th. "Today my vehicle finished without major problems, so step by step". Clearly, the McLaren drivers like to stay active. Alonso's vehicle promptly overheated heading into turn 3 of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and a massive leak caused the auto to snap out from underneath him.