Led by former Liverpool manager Brendon Rodgers, Celtic finished the season undefeated and won each of the three domestic trophies. Jonny Hayes had given the Dons the lead before Stuart Armstrong levelled nearly immediately. Captain Scott Brown told Sky Sports: "The gaffer's come down and changed our philosophy and we've stuck by it". The Pittodrie men drew first blood when Niall McGinn's corner to the back post found Hayes, who had escaped Griffiths, and his low volley flew into the net ...
Now they have agreed to collaborate on a temporary basis for the French Open , where Djokovic, 30, is on course to meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals after yesterday's draw. " Everybody knows clay is not my favourite surface, but I try my best ", said Kerber. Rafael has won the tournament in Madrid and only lost in the semifinals of the Rome open.
But it all evaporated. Cleveland's 2016 title forced Golden State to reload and acquire Kevin Durant to form a formidable Big 4 consisting of Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . In the first championship meeting in 1952, Layne and Walker ran for TDs to give the Lions a 17-7 win and their first championship since 1935. Of course, one might say that the Spurs finally found a way to make the Warriors flinch or think, until Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle.
Cleveland overcame a 3-1 deficit to win its first championship in franchise history, taking a historic Game 7 in 2016. The Cavs won the series 4-1 and will now face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The answer is 2010. It hasn't always been the case, but LeBron James is pretty comfortable playing in Boston . The Celtics have carved out their path as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference over the next few seasons.
But Boston , which was without the services of star player Isaiah Thomas for all but 56 minutes of the series, absorbed its four losses by an average of 25 points a game. And. that's it: Those were the only three times in major American sports that two franchises played each other in back-to-back-to-back championships before this year.
If we think in that manner, we will get the results we want more often than not". They should play their game in the middle order. "We will prepare for the game in the same way we prepare for other games". "The fact that all these players are in good touch ahead of such a high-profile competition augurs well for the team", he added. I will regard them as the two strongest pillars of the team.
Perhaps it is considering how thoroughly the Cavaliers dominated them two nights before at Boston . "That's just how the game be played". "I didn't have it", James said. The fan was escorted away by security personnel, but minutes later James, nearly always totally cooperative with the media, got testy when asked about his second-half struggles.
With eight wickets down and still 93 runs required for victory on Saturday, Pakistan's hopes of avoiding defeat seemed unlikely - especially with just 44 balls remaining. Meanwhile, Captain Virat Kohli had said that India will go out "to enjoy" their cricket as they aim to defend their Champions Trophy crown against the backdrop of a row over money with the worldwide board.
The news of Perisic's links to United come a little over 24 hours after neighbours Manchester City announced the signing of Monaco star Bernardo Silva. A host of clubs were after him, with PSG considering a swap deal with Inter to see Angel Di Maria go the other way. The Croatian global has been one of the better performers for the Nerazzurri this season, with the 28-year-old scoring 10 goals and providing 10 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
The boys were fantastic. Pogba, their world-record £89m summer signing, said: "We know things like this are very sad, all over the world". All the players who played today learned a lot, and this is one aspect of the game where they were better than we were.
So, yes, it's hard. "When you don't get into Q3 your weekend is pretty much done and it's really about trying to recover as much as you can", an infuriated Hamilton said after Saturday's session. As it happens the matter was taken out of his hands, Stoffel Vandoorne 's crash at the Swimming Pool leaving the Briton and several other drivers unable to improve.
In Berlin, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a cheeky penalty for Borussia Dortmund to win the German Cup final over Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in what could have been his last game for the club on Saturday. Soon after Granit Xhaka forced a good save from Courtois with a firm volley from outside the area. It was nearly as if Chelsea's defence took Arsenal too lightly, and didn't give the likes of Welbeck or Olivier Giroud the respect they deserved.
Interestingly, this is sixth time in eight Finals appearances that a LeBron James led team has entered as an underdog. Acting Warriors head coach Mike Brown, the team's resident Kyrie authority, having coached him during his third season in 2013-14, can articulate why - the 25-year-old dribbling wizard has no real weaknesses in his offensive game, and very few tendencies.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) pose with the the Prince of Wales Trophy after beating the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in the second overtime period during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final in the. Kunitz, a nine-year vet with the Penguins who will unrestricted free agent in July, had not scored in 34 games dating back to the regular season.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had earlier vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American territory. North Korea's Academy of National Defence Science organised the launch after weeks of ballistic missile tests that have enraged the global community.
The following players were rested in the last and final league MI match . Rising Pune Supergiant became the first team to enter IPL 2017 finals. Mumbai were duly docked a run, but Pollard was able to retain strike - and he dispatched the next ball over the rope, leaving the home side with nine runs for victory from the final four deliveries.
Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena. James did it with a three-pointer in the third quarter. James made the most profound argument for himself as the greatest of all time when he led the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 series deficit against the 73-win Warriors past year with 41 points in Game 5, 41 points in Game 6 and a triple-double in Game 7.
Costa then equalised for Chelsea with 14 minutes to go, seemingly putting the Premier League champion into the driving seat, but Ramsey popped up shortly after to deflate his opponents and Arsenal held on to lift the trophy. "The most important thing is the team didn't win", he said . When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it appeared to be initially disallowed because Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.
It was announced Saturday that Thomas will miss the remainder of the postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with a labral tear. They weren't a decent opponent to the Cavaliers, and one fact shows that. He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter-the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc.
Aaron Ramsey , who scored his second FA Cup-winning goal having also secured the trophy in 2014 against Hull City , said he wants Wenger to continue in charge, praising his switch to a three-man defence which enabled Arsenal to finish the season strongly.
Arsenal won six of their final seven Premier League games since beating Manchester City to advance to the final. "They won a lot of trophies, now it's like a new generation. "They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally", Hazard added. "This is football, sometimes you are at the top and sometimes not", Hazard added.
Before he broke down, Bottas gave Hamilton some critical help by holding Vettel up through a thrilling lap-long duel. Lewis Hamilton has said he that he sensed Sebastian Vettel was "angry" with his P2 finish and is unsure whether their rivalry will remain respectful throughout the season.
Did you expect a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals? But as tension among Cleveland's home fans mounted at the Quicken Loans Arena, it was left to Irving to ride to the rescue with a sensational, momentum-changing display in the third quarter.
Mourinho's Manchester United must win the Europa League on Wednesday to qualify for next season's Champions League. "I don't want to think about if, if, if [they qualify for the Champions League]". "They fought to be in the final and they are there for a reason", he says. We had a go in the second half but couldn't find a goal to put a little bit more pressure on Man United and we finish this season with a loss.
The Gunners boss insisted that his side only need a couple of good signings to be able to compete for the Premier League title in the 2017-2018 campaign. The pulsating final saw Wenger's team match up with the formation which Conte has set the standard with this season, playing three defenders at the back despite a defensive injury crisis leaving Arsenal with only Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding as the two recognised senior centre backs alongside Nacho Monreal.
According to the police report, the robbery occurred around 10pm, just hours after Dixon won the pole position in the 101st running of the Indy 500 . "This is a big day for us", Dixon said. With qualifying decided by the average speed over four laps, that cost Alonso not just on lap one, but also lap two.
This is Vettel's second win at Monaco , and Ferrari's first since Michael Schumacher in 2001. Britain's Lewis Hamilton, then in a winning McLaren in the days before current employers Mercedes had returned with their own team, would only secure the first of his three titles months later.
We've been playing against a very good team, all credit to those guys, but we feel like we should be here and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team. Cleveland came through the East by winning 12 of their 13 games and will look to defend their title against the Warriors, who were a ideal 12-0 as they came through the Western Conference play-offs.
Jordan's six National Basketball Association titles are twice as many as James's three - two of them won with the Miami Heat before he returned to Cleveland with the avowed aim of bringing a championship to his home state of Ohio. He saw how the Celtics played without him in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals , and he surely has heard the trade talks involving him in recent days.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has turned down the chance to sign for Manchester United during the summer transfer window, according to reports. While Chelsea have been heavily linked for a reunion with Antonio Conte, Sky Sport Italia insist the only formal offers that have come in to Real Madrid were from Milan and Manchester United .
The Mets finished with 12 hits against four Pirates pitchers. "Like I said earlier all I can do is prepare and get ready for tomorrow and hopefully I am in the game tomorrow". Kuhl failed to make it past the fifth inning for his seventh consecutive start. WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 while allowing three hits over seven innings to lead Washington over San Diego.
Zinedine Zidane claimed winning La Liga as Real Madrid coach on Sunday surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach a year ago. "They're the ones going down in history", said Allegri, who replaced Antonio Conte in 2014. Athletic Club Bilbao were victims of the last ever league game in the Vicente Calderon as they lost 3-1 to Atletico Madrid , who led 2-0 after just 11 minutes thanks to two goals from Fernando ...
The four-time major victor took a two-shot penalty and his 71 left him five strokes back. "I didn't try to hit any super fancy shots". Let's take a look at the players I think most likely to be in contention come Sunday afternoon. The greens are running pure but they're also pretty slick and will continue to firm up as the week goes on, as the sun bakes them out and that will suit the better putters like Donald.
De Kock kept the boundaries coming to help South Africa maintain their run-rate close to six but Faf du Plessis (16) was caught behind at the other end to give Liam Plunkett (3-64) his first wicket. "We lost myself and Quinny together so it could have been easier, but we batted very deep". "Unfortunate we didn't get across the line, but proud of the effort", de Villiers said.
Honestly, I don't know", he said. "Some guys win every time and I don't". Speaking as co-hose of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast , Wilkins said: "I wouldn't like to see him go to China". As Mourinho celebrated a fourth European title from four finals, the Portuguese tactician revealed doubts about himself. Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago.