At 249 for the loss of 8 wickets after losing Imad Wasim, the chase could have been impossible for Pakistan if Fahim Ashraf hadn't played the way he played to stun all and sundry. Mushfiqur Rahim was also in a fiery mood, hitting three fours and three sixes to make 46 in 35 balls. Junaid Khan bagged four wickets for Pakistan while Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan took two each.
After wining the Monte Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open and now his fifth Madrid title, Nadal is 15-0 on clay and the overwhelming favourite to lift an unprecedented 10th Roland Garros title later in May. The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry too is one for the ages, with the Spaniard and the Serbian former No. 1s having played out 49 matches in the past so far - a record that leans only slightly in favour of the Serbian at 26-23.
May 28 and it's going to be a long quest until the Women's final on June 10 and the Men's final on June 11. KEY STATISTIC I: 9 - Record number of French Open titles for Rafael Nadal , who is favored by many to collect No. Djokovic demolished highly-regarded Austrian Thiem for the loss of just one game in the Rome Masters semi-finals last week. The 2017 French Open is officially under way.
Per Davie's report, Conte's side have made the signing of Lukaku their priority at the end of this campaign, and Costa continues to be reported as a target for the Chinese Super League, wrote the Independent's Jack De Menezes . Antonio Conte has been named Manager of the Year and Premier League manager of the year at the League Managers Association annual dinner. In addition, they also have Roman Abramovich's millions to freshen up the squad whenever it's needed, so the future is bright ...
However, James still made several impressive plays and finished with a strong night of 34 points, six assists and five boards. One year later, after the Cavs' comeback series win, the numbers flipped - 15.6 percent for LeBron, 12.3 percent for Steph.
LeBron James had 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points and seven assists for Cleveland . An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic.
Thus, one club they could take a look at is Jose Mourinho's Manchester United , so here are TWO Red Devils stars Liverpool must try and land this summer... While the prospect of competing in Europe's elite competition is sure to be a powerful means in which to entice new players, Steven Gerrard believes the presence of Jurgen Klopp will prove to be equally as influential.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger holds the trophy next to Mesut Ozil after the English FA Cup final soccer match at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. "I feel I am in a public job, I accept to be criticised and I accept that people don't agree with me", he added. "I have two years [on my] contract with the club".
Many observers wrote off Arsenal's chances before the game due to Mertesacker's impending involvement, but the 32-year-old used that negativity as motivation and went on to produce an assured display in his side's 2-1 victory. You can see from today that we are a good side that can get better still with a little strengthening, I spend every minute of my season with commitment to this club.
Despite having Victor Moses sent off after he received a second yellow card for diving, Chelsea levelled through Diego Costa in the 76th minute, only for Aaron Ramsey to head in Arsenal's winner just three minutes later. However, Wenger has admitted that he has found it hard at times this season to accept the criticism during matches from the fan base. An announcement regarding Wenger's future is expected on Wednesday, though he was unable to provide much insight as to ...
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green , JaVale McGee and Stephen Curry , from left, celebrate from the bench in the closing minutes of the team's 136-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the NBA basketball W. It was a drastic difference from a game of catch-up two days earlier when the Warriors rallied from 25 points down. "A lot of input, if I feel good then I am going to play", Leonard said.
The 27-year-old two-time Wimbledon champion entered the tournament with a protected ranking of No. 16 (she is seeded 15th here) because of her injury, but with no official closure on the incident that violently interrupted her career. She started hitting only her two-handed backhands, then eased into hitting forehands and serves. "But of course I'm more actively watching the people around me".
The South Korean, 21, claimed a three-shot victory on Sunday, finishing clear of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen to become the youngest victor in the history of the "fifth major". Kim, ranked 75th in the world, became only the second non-US player to win twice on the US PGA Tour before age 22, joining last month's Masters victor, Spaniard Sergio Garcia.
The Spain worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months, with a big-money switch to the Chinese Super League touted as a likely destination. "The whole world knows that Atletico is the only club I would go to". "If the club want to sell me, there's one club I'd move to", he said, revealing that he would only return to the Spanish side Atletico from Chelsea.
The tension between the coach and player arose this week in an interview with CBS Sports Radio's Tiki and Tierney . The two-time Super Bowl champion added that he had respect for Harbaugh until he got to know him. Size and strength is what they had, and that's why they won. Of course, Jacobs only played one season under Harbaugh, a season which saw his 49ers go 11-4-1 before losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.
The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant recently spoke about parity in the National Basketball Association, suggesting his leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder last season did not impact the entire National Basketball Association.
Coach Tyronn Lue raised some eyebrows with his comments between games 4 and 5 of the Boston series in which he said for him, configuring a defensive scheme was tougher against the Celtics than the Warriors because coach Brad Stevens kept him guessing.
The Blues have been linked with a transfer swoop to bring the Belgian striker back to the club from Everton in the summer window, although it remains to be seen whether the reports are anything more than newspaper speculation. "The FA Cup and Champions League, why not?" "I try to be the best I can", he told reporters. That's why they are at the top for the last 10 years. Asked if there is a chance of a big club snaring him away from Chelsea in the summer, Hazard said: " For now, I ...
The Game 3 hero went from a career-high 27 points on 7-of-10 on threes to just 9 points on 1-of-9 shooting (1-of-5 from three) in Game 4. The Boston Celtics need a win tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to keep their season alive.
They will start the race from the back of the field, but will they struggle or does qualifying order not matter at a track like Kansas? "The No. 78 got us on that restart somehow", Blaney said. It was the second stage win of the season for Busch and first since the Daytona 500. Saturday was also the second time this year he's led more than 80 laps, only to watch someone else surpass him at the end.
Heavily criticised by Arsenal fans furious at the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, Wenger is yet to confirm if he will stay in charge next season. We know Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is absolutely driven and he will be telling his players that they have one more game this season, and they have the chance to do something that hardly any players have achieved.
These teams that have spent much of the post-merger days near the bottom of the standings were the cream of the crop in the 1950s led by star quarterback Graham and innovative coach Paul Brown in Cleveland and Lions Hall of Fame passer Layne and running back Doak Walker.
They had started their FA Cup final against Premier League champions Chelsea as clear underdogs, after a disappointing season , finishing fifth and missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time in Wenger's almost 21 years in charge.
Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16. This version of the Warriors is even scarier than previous ones as Kevin Durant is now playing with Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green .
On clay this year, he has at least been on an upward curve - quarter-finals in Monte Carlo , semi-finals in Madrid and a runners-up spot in Rome where he was demolished by Alexander Zverev . If the seedings work out, Wawrkina would run into 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in one of the quarter-finals while Nadal would clash with Canada's Milos Raonic in his Round of 8 match.
Cardiff has a proud history of successfully delivering some of the World's major sporting events, and the Cardiff 2017 LOC remain confident that this year's two UEFA Champions League finals will be the biggest and best to date. In 10 days time the Trophy will be lifted at the #UCLfinal ... we've taken the experience across #Wales . The news was confirmed to AS this morning from Cardiff City council and it contradicts information from UEFA who state that the fan zone and Champions ...
But let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future. "I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups ", he said after the match . On Saturday he drafted in Per Mertesacker , his captain who had played only 37 minutes of first team football all season because of injury. Per Mertesacker hardly had the ideal preparation for the FA Cup final .
Next ball produced another edge, with de Kock failing to hold a more hard chance. On a day of six dropped catches by South Africa , it was Stokes who made them pay most heavily with his second one-day worldwide hundred, along with Jos Buttler's 46-ball 50 and telling runs too from Eoin Morgan .
World record signing Pogba opened the scoring in the 18th minute as United won the ball after an Ajax throw-in, the Frenchman's shot taking a wicked deflection to wrong-foot goalkeeper Andre Onana and fly into the net. "It means a lot as it is my first European trophy with United and after what happened yesterday it is nice to bring a trophy back for Manchester", Mata told reporters.
Asked whether the memory of a punishing loss might have a negative impact on Chelsea's Premier League defence, Conte was quick to point towards the paucity of the situation he inherited at Stamford Bridge less than a year ago. His chip over the keeper was cleverly stopped on the line by Gary Cahill. Ramsey chested a ball wide from about a yard out. For all the electric intensity of manager Antonio Conte on the touchline, Chelsea were sluggish.
We didn't realize until the last inning that she was doing it". A New Jersey high school softball pitcher has pitched a true flawless game. While she knew she had it in her, it took her coach a little longer to realize what was about to happen.
Wenger said: "The last three weeks have been hard but the boys have responded well to the disappointment (of losing the league to Man United)'". "Handballs against Manchester United and Bournemouth and then they scored this was the same but we were unlucky".
City turned on the style at Vicarage Road , thrashing Watford 5-0 and guaranteeing qualification for the Champions League group stages in the process. Knowing Chelsea play one game a week, how strong they are. Guardiola is one of the most celebrated coaches in world football and joined City, when he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini last summer, with high expectations after success-packed spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich .
The Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves rarely play each other, but that didn't stop the clubs from having some serious beef Wednesday night. Pillar was apparently upset that Motte threw a quick-pitch for the third strike. Pillar's salary for the two games will be donated, with the club still working out those specifics. "A large group decided that was appropriate", Atkins said.
Magic averaged 26.2 points, 13.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds en route to winning Finals MVP. "You saw that in Game 3 against Boston ". LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader - surpassing Michael Jordan .