It was a question of whether Always Dreaming could hold off Classic Empire to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. Always Dreaming , the 6-5 favorite, cracked under Classic Empire's pressure. "Running a fresh horse was part of our strategy", Brown said. " Classic Empire and Always Dreaming are two outstanding horses, and our strategy was if we are ever going to beat them, let's take them on when they have two weeks' rest and we have six, and it worked".
Zabaleta was honoured with a number of tributes after the game, including the presentation of a lifetime City season ticket. We have to prepare for the game against Watford in the same way because we need a result. Guardiola's first season in English football will end at Watford on Sunday with the Catalan failing to win silverware for the first time in his stellar managerial career.
Terry was making his 717th appearance for Chelsea , playing Sunderland in the league. In the 26th minute of the game, with the moment of course picked to acknowledge his shirt number, Terry was taken off for Gary Cahill so that he could bask in the crowd's full acclaim.
The 32-year-old averaged 26.4 points and set career highs with 8.7 assists and 8.6 rebounds while playing a league-high 37.8 minutes per game. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named a finalist for the 2016-17 KIA NBA Most Valuable Player Award, it was announced today by the NBA.
Champions Chelsea comfortably secured a record 30th League win of the season against relegated Sunderland, but the game was largely a sideshow to the pre-planned party. Cahill had been warming up since Willian's equaliser. Chelsea didn't take long to respond. (EPA) Terry was given a guard of honour as he left the pitch.
Washington's Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Capitals beat the Penguins 5-2 in Pittsburgh on Monday to force a Game 7 in the seesaw Eastern Conference semifinal. He reported no symptoms. A soft goal after several games of phenomenal play from Fleury seemed to deflate both him and his teammates, and Washington carried play for the remainder of the second.
We are a much better team even now from the start of the season. A victory over Middlesbrough tomorrow will guarantee Champions League football, and that could be the final convincing factor when it comes down to a player deciding whether to join Klopp at Anfield .
Sure, no Warriors players had better seasons than any player voted into the first team. "I think Klay's one of the top three guys, and to not be on the All-NBA Team, I think it's pretty insane". He joins Groza as the lone two-time first team honoree. He is also the first player in National Basketball Association history to record at least 2,000 points, 900 assists and 600 rebounds in a single season.
The Bank of England Sports Centre in south London is likely to be busier than usual in June - the venue is going to host Maria Sharapova , who has confirmed she wants to secure a place at Wimbledon through the grand slam's qualifying tournament.
That would mean if Joe Schmidt's Ireland top Pool A it could see a likely quarter-final showdown with South Africa and if Ireland finish as the runner-up, a last eight tie with New Zealand . "It's an exciting place to come to and we all wish it the best". The draw for Japan 2019 has been far kinder to Wales , who have been matched alongside Australia , Georgia and two qualifiers, most likely Fiji and Canada.
In fact, it's the first time James has been outside of the top three in MVP voting since 2008. The Thunder point guard had a historic season. With the MVP award not being announced until late June, there is plenty of time to celebrate the accomplishment before moving on.
I wish for him and his family the best. "I learn a lot from them in training and playing games like this, you're always learning". The 36-year-old has already made 715 appearances for Chelsea in his 22 years with the club and had a chance to make three more if he appears in both their remaining league fixtures and the FA Cup final.
A third-minute goal on the rebound from Sunderland's Javier Manquillo did not mar the festivities and five minutes later Willian equalised after sustained Chelsea pressure. Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard has revealed what caused the club's flop last season. Conte said: "John deserved his guard of honour and it was great".
If Pune need some real pace, they have Lockie Ferguson to unleash. It's just that we were not good on those days. Sharma is not anxious that some of the key players could not live upto the billing consistently. Then again, they gave us another wake-up call and we had to go to Bangalore, play a good game of cricket to be here. Mumbai could never recover from those early jolts and only a gritty 47 by Krunal Pandya ensured the two-time champions escaped the embarrassment of posting the ...
Chelsea were presented with the Premier League trophy after full-time, the sixth league title in the club's history and their fifth of the Premier League era. Kone, Denayer, Papi, Kirchhoff, Honeyman, Khazri, Ndong, Pienaar, McNair, Watmore and Anichebe [are out], so I think it's about 11 that won't feature due to injury .
The Gunners have finished the last 20 years in the top-four but face the possibility of dropping out of the race for a Champions League spot today. That's the way it stayed, with Philippe Coutinho's free kick followed by Adam Lallana's strike in 56th minute to secure Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.
Stephen Curry added 21 points and six steals for the Warriors, who are now a ideal 11-0 in the postseason and have won 26 of their past 27 games. Klay Thompson (17 points), JaVale McGee (16) and Draymond Green (10) were also good contributors.
One of the debutants - Josh Harrop - scored the opening goal in the 15th minute and Paul Pogba added the second in the 19th as United signed off its league campaign with a win before playing in the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday.
At this point it's safe to say that most, if not all are eagerly awaiting the third installment of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Already without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard and starting point guard Tony Parker, the Spurs lost David Lee to a left knee injury in the opening quarter.
Late in the third quarter, down 14 points, the Argentine legend gave the home crowd in San Antonio a treat when he brilliantly nutmegged David West and went on to draw a foul while driving to the basket. Golden State surged back into the lead in the middle of the second quarter, building a 61-49 advantage with 1:28 remaining while holding the Spurs scoreless for more than three minutes.
It really is out of the Gunners hands but they could still in theory finish third so there is everything to play for. Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to believe in one more day of shocks in the Premier League in order to preserve his proud record of qualifying for the Champions League .
For their part, the Ducks rolled over the hapless Calgary Flames , but were then pushed to seven games by the Edmonton Oilers. Whether it was Marc-Andre Fleury stopping Ovechkin on a breakaway in 2009, Jaroslav Halak stopping 41 of 42 shots in 2010, losing by one goal to the New York Rangers in 2012, getting shut out by the Rangers in 2013 or losing in overtime at the Rangers in 2015, Game 7 just hasn't been kind to the Capitals.
I'm really hopeful we'll be in the Fast Nine, and tomorrow I think we will be much quicker than today. Together the two Honda-powered teams claimed six of the top nine spots. "The late draw helped today", Carpenter said. "As soon as I saw him correct and the angle he was going in at, you knew it was going to be big". I think we expected him to be up to speed very quickly.
If we overachieve as Palace did in 2015 or like when I got West Ham to fourth in the December: we then fell away because they just weren't big enough as a squad. There is certain to be a lack of cohesion to aspects of the Red Devils' play and Palace arrive at Old Trafford after following up a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City with a 4-0 victory against Hull.
It was a youthful looking starting line-up from Man United manager Jose Mourinho, who clearly had the Europa League final in mind when choosing his team for the Crystal Palace match in what was the final game of the league season. A knock picked up by defender Eric Bailly caused concern, with the centre-back leaving the field of play with what looked like a worrying injury. It was the impressive run of 7 wins in 11 Premier League fixtures that made all the difference, while the Eagles made the ...
After second-placed Roma had demolished Chievo on Saturday night to trim their lead to a solitary point, the Bianconeri knew they had to beat Crotone if they wanted to avoid stretching the title-race to the final day. "It's our second final in three years, so we have to congratulate everyone at the club". "I'm very happy at Juventus ". Atalanta clinched fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage by winning 1-0 at Empoli and AC Milan made sure of sixth place, and a ...
I don't care if you win by 200 points", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. "When we're getting stops defensively and we're guarding the way we've been guarding, he's able to get out in transition and get to the basket". The damage had been done. Thomas played 18 minutes in the game and scored two points. There was no Game 7 in the rearview mirror. The Boston Celtics' rumors are heating up just days after the team secured the No.
With the Europa League final against Ajax in mind, Mourinho gave unlikely starts to the likes of Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira and the aforementioned Harrop. Jose Mourinho believes record signing Paul Pogba has the qualities to become one of the world's best players. "We have a few in crutches but everybody goes".
Juventus had the best chance on 23 minutes through Gonzalo Higuian who chipped Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic but Kamil Glik got back quickly to clear the ball away. Alves, who in the previous attack had played in Paulo Dybala with a precision pass, met Subasic's punched clearance with a full-blooded volley from 25 metres and the ball flew into the net with the goalkeeper out of position.
Djokovic had wrapped up the first set in 44 minutes, after dropping serve in the opening game but then winning the next six. The second stanza was a more competitive affair but Djokovic secured the all-important break in the fifth game to seal his progression.
He had one of only four bogey-free rounds at TPC Sawgrass. McGirt had three birdies on the front nine and eagled both of the par-fives on the back nine to offset two bogeys. I just didn't believe there was any way I could go anywhere but there, go up over and have it cut a little bit. Rory McIlroy had to birdie two of his last three holes to match Garcia's 73, the four-time major victor having double-bogeyed the 10th and 14th in his first tournament since getting married and signing a ...
The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race wasn't the "One Hot Night" Charlotte Motor Speedway had hoped to replicate. Larson's total time in the money round was 112.626 seconds (143.839 mph),.010 seconds better than that of Kyle Busch (143.826 mph), who will start beside Larson on the front row.
But as for lots of them together, I think no [they aren't ready]. One in the middle of a good and dynamic team maybe, but not all at once. "I think if a team goes to the Champions League and then doesn't qualify, they should go home, they shouldn't have the opportunity to play in the Europa League".
Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon has made a big impact in the Sky Bet Championship having also been born in 2000, while Moise Kean became the first to achieve the feat in Serie A after featuring for Juventus. In August past year, Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon became the first player born in 2000 to score in a first team English game. Here are the previous youngest recipients.
Received his first call-up for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 team last September. He added: "We have a few on crutches but everyone goes". United are guaranteed sixth place, while Palace are safe from relegation. I think lots of them together, no. I can give a little bit of experience to the team but, at the same time, save them all for Wednesday. It's the only positive thing.