Zinedine Zidane stunned journalists in Malaga when he declared winning LaLiga is more important than winning the UEFA Champions League . "It is the players who are out there on the pitch, they play and suffer". Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at his critics after helping Real Madrid to the league triumph. Navas's fellow Costa Rican star Shirley Cruz will also be playing in a Champions League final this year: Cruz advanced to a remarkable third final with Paris St.
Europe's secondary competition is the only major trophy to elude the Red Devils in their history and winning the trophy also represents their best avenue into next season's Champions League . The Arsenal boss has been under intense scrutiny lately, with between 50 and 100 fans walking to the Emirates Sunday carrying signs asking for his removal.
If the Cavs had entered the NBA Finals unblemished, the magnitude of that Game 1 against the Warriors would skyrocket. It's not enough, for him, for what he does, for what he brings. "It's great to be one of the last two teams standing - we'll see what happens", he said. "But that just put another chip on our shoulder, which I think is good".
Wenger appeared to criticize the club's fans who have been split between those loyal to him and those who feel he should leave. A lesser placing that Manuel Pellegrini and he got them to the semi-final of the Champions League . "My view would be there's no point in changing Arsene Wenger because you're unlikely to get someone as good or better". "It's the policy of the club rather than the ability of the coach that's the problem".
The long-time coach, who has spent his entire 21 season career with the Spurs , used his post-game press conference Tuesday to praise the Warriors , saying they won the West with "class". Ginobili said he has not yet made up his mind about retirement. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was clearly frustrated after just the first quarter.
Since the TOTO Japan Classic past year, Jang has considered coming back. Jang said she feels as if she has "turned a corner" in her life and career and added, "I think it'd be hard for me to go back (to the LPGA Tour)". "There was a void that couldn't be filled even by all the victories", Jang said in a news conference Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea. "I still have my set of goals as a golfer", she said.
FA Cup triumphs in 2014 and 2015 were promising, but Keown argues that Wenger has struggled to shift gears after so many seasons aiming for a top-four finish during the post-stadium move "austerity years". The Reds now return to the Champions League after a two-year absence. Of course you can look everywhere for where we dropped these points, but since January it's been a very hard environment for different reasons.
Any player considering coming to Liverpool for just Champions League football , though, has been warned by James Milner : don't disrespect the club. I think their best 11, Liverpool can compete against anyone. They had looked like making an unlikely title challenge until results took a nosedive during a packed January schedule and they never recovered but managed to hold on for fourth place.
Chelsea benefited from having no European distractions, allowing Conte to lean heavily on a very tight group of first-team players, and adding depth to his squad is now of fundamental importance. The 36-year-old defender retained his place, making his 717th appearance and last as a Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had already been confirmed as champions long before facing Sunderland but the way they came from behind to win in style after Javier Manquillo had put ...
It's a great moment to share with everyone, we're so happy to be here to say goodbye to White Hart Lane and to welcome the new stadium. "I want to congratulate all, and to say "thank-you" again to all the players, the fans, the staff, my staff, because all together we worked so hard to try to achieve all that we achieved this season".
This one looked like it was going to be a laugher early on. Let's create a homefield advantage. Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso (3) celebrates his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox with Chris Owings (16) and Paul Goldschmidt (44) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 22, 2017, i.
Manchester United players observed a minute's silence for the victims at a morning training session on Tuesday before flying to Sweden. As a Manchester based site we know how resilient and unified the people of this great, glorious city are.
Much of the vitriol on Sunday was directed against Stan Kroenke , with chants calling for the American sports tycoon to sell up after six years as owner. I love this club enough to do my best every single day. "One of them is what is happening with the manager". I don't have anything to say about that.
Yet the way they did it, blowing away the competition and sweeping every single series to become the first team to start a postseason 12-0 is simply remarkable. "They were fantastic. To all of them". So they don't just play with talent. Hats off to them. It took LeBron James , 32, seven games to win the second matchup in 2016, leading the Cavs out of a historic 3-1 deficit to give Cleveland their first National Basketball Association championship.
Football Association rules regarding match-fixing state that: "Fixing is arranging in advance the result or conduct of a match of competition, or any event within a match or competition". And former Manchester United defender Neville has been extremely impressed by what he has seen from Chelsea under Conte this season. "I think I've had a lot of incredible emotions in my first season here in England".
After limiting celebrations by penalties or fines , the league has finally allowed players to have more individuality following a touchdown. For example, last season when Rob Gronkowski went down to a season-ending injury, many believed the Patriots would designate him to return, but instead placed it on Jacoby Brissett.
To make matters worse, Alexis Sanchez also limped out of the win over Everton with a suspected hamstring injury so the Chilean global could also miss out this weekend. "At the moment I think we should focus on short term and what's going on on Sunday and in the cup final". The petering out of Everton's season concluded at the Emirates as 10-man Arsenal still ran out 3-1 victors against a Blues team seemingly with its mind on the summer.
Pole sitter Kyle Larson led all 40 laps of the first two 20-lap segments. Coming out of the final corner, Larson went high and passed Johnson for second, energizing the crowd one last time. And once he got the lead in the NASCAR All-Star Race, he was never giving it up. The 2018 Cup schedule will likely see some shakeup. This is one of two exhibition races during the season that do not award points.
Chelsea benefited from having no European distractions, allowing Conte to lean heavily on a very tight group of first-team players, and adding depth to his squad is now of fundamental importance. The Chelsea trio were the three best defenders in the Fantasy Premier League game and all scored 170 points or more . The visibly emotional former England captain thanked owner Roman Abramovich , the supporters, his wife and children as well as staff and players in an address at the end of ...
That will help them absolutely next season. Liverpool are expected to be one of England's heaviest spenders in the off-season, strengthening a squad that at times appeared close to threadbare during the run-in. "We started the season very well, I started well". Arsenal were at a position when they were hoping that Manchester City or Liverpool slip up in their last few fixtures.
I think I am very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky to be here. "We will be proud of our achievements - we fought for the Premier League ". To see it go in was special. "With two matches in hand that we had to play later, it is impossible". Defeat at Tottenham with a much-changed team ensured United will finish outside the top four just as it did under Louis van Gaal last season, with Champions League qualification now depending ...
The Ottawa Senators are officially a force to be reckoned with in this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game two of the best-of-seven series is on Monday. So its not really a surprise for us, but keeping a level head has been a big part of that.. The Ottawa Senators dominated Boston then rallied by the New York Rangers on the legs of seemingly tireless defenseman Erik Karlsson , the inspirational play of goaltender Craig Anderson and a neutral zone trap created to frustrate and ...
But this one might not considering how many games the superstar has played without this occurring. "I'm focused on game four". James could only muster 11 points (and coughed up the rock six times) in Boston's stunning 111-108 Game 3 win , and says he's ready to bounce back in a major way.
Indeed, Goodell also wrote in his letter to fans that in the name of "sportsmanship, clean competition and setting good examples for young athletes", celebrations that are offensive, prolonged, delay the game, or are directed at an opponent will still constitute a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Its been more like last man standing. The Predators are 10-1 at Bridgestone Arena the past two postseasons, and another record crowd is expected for what will be the biggest sporting event in Nashville history not counting the fans watching just outside the building.
Conte had also won the Manager of the Month award three times this season, all in consecutive months (October, November, December), which made him the first manager to win that award three months in a row. The bookmaking on Premier League fixtures is a lucrative market, with millions being wagered every week on games, with these types of exotic bets making up only a small fraction of the total volume.
Wenger's future at the Emirates Stadium remains clouded with uncertainty , with the Gunners fifth-place finish in the Premier League meaning they will miss out on Champions League football for the first time in two decades. "Maybe (we are more attractive) but it's one thing saying you're coming to play in the Champions League and another proving you're good enough to play in it".
He's 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA vs. Philadelphia. The over is also 5-1 in Hoffman's last six starts overall and is 4-0 in their last four games versus National League East opponents. The Rockies will try to keep raking against Phillies righty Zach Eflin, who is still looking for his first victory as he makes his seventh start.
Kyrie Irving rolled his ankle in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 112-99 Game 4 Eastern Conference Finals victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, and he told reporters after his heroic showing there was no way he was going to leave the court with a 3-1 series lead up for grabs.
Even back in 2014 NBA Finals , Mills scored a playoff career-high 17 points, including 14 points in the third quarter of game five to help lead the Spurs over a LeBron James-led Miami Heat and clinch the NBA title. "We started him tonight out of respect". They haven't lost a game since mid-February, when all their stars were healthy and active. Despite his team being overmatched sans Kawhi, Ginobili rediscovered his stroke against the Warriors , got to the rim and regained his ...
Woodward wrote: 'Manchester is a resilient city and I'm sure that its people will defy the wishes of those who have perpetrated this bad crime and demonstrate what a magnificent place this is. His wife and two daughters were at the Ariana Grande concert. He said, "Of course we were already on a high alert security-wise from the beginning, both staff-wise and also how we are planning on sealing these areas to areas to handle it".
The children were among those people taken to hospitals after the explosion at Manchester Arena Monday night, where hundreds of teenagers and youngsters were attending an Ariana Grande concert, David Ratcliffe, medical director of North West Ambulance Service, told reporters Tuesday.
Isco started Sunday's 2-0 win at former club Malaga as Madrid claimed LaLiga for the first time since 2012, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo for the opener, and the Spain global midfielder has no plans to leave the capital. "I don't watch TV because if I did I wouldn't have a life, that's how often they talk about me in a bad way, in football and outside of football, they talk about me as if I we- re a delinquent".
Ryan O'Reilly scored the game-winner in a goalmouth scramble with only 3:02 remaining. After receiving a centering pass and seeing his first shot blocked, O'Reilly sticks with the puck to fire it on net a second time. Canada wasted no time getting on the board in the third. "It's not the medal we wanted", Russian Federation head coach Oleg Znarok said. The bronze went to the Russian team after they defeated Finland.
Madrid will be the first team to have a chance to defend its title since Manchester United made it to consecutive finals in 2008-09. Real's Champions League triumphs in 2014 and 2016 have distracted from rivals Barcelona's creeping domination in the league.